US Pat. No. 10,065,418

LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:a recording element substrate configured to eject a liquid;
an electrical wiring substrate configured to supply an electrical signal for ejecting the liquid to the recording element substrate;
a plurality of wires electrically connecting a plurality of electrode terminals on the recording element substrate with a plurality of connection terminals on the electrical wiring substrate, the plurality of wires form a wire array; and
a sealant sealing an electrical connection portion including the plurality of electrode terminals, the plurality of connection terminals, and the plurality of wires, wherein
the plurality of wires includes a first wire at one outermost end of the wire array in a wire array direction, a third wire at another outermost end of the wire array in the wire array direction, and a plurality of second wires adjacent to each other between the first wire and the third wire, and the first wire is shorter than each of the plurality of second wires and the third wire.

US Pat. No. 10,070,556

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL SHOCK ISOLATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An internal isolation system comprising:an outer frame of an information handling system;
an inner frame of the information handling system, the inner frame having a perimeter less than the perimeter of the outer frame;
a first plurality of braces in a corner portion of an interspatial area, the interspatial area between the perimeter of the inner frame and the perimeter of the outer frame; and
a skin covering the interspatial area and coupling the inner frame with the outer frame;
wherein the first plurality of braces allows the inner frame to move relative to the outer frame in an x-axis direction and in a y-axis direction; and
wherein the skin isolates the inner frame and the outer frame in a z-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,067,561

DISPLAY VISIBILITY BASED ON EYE CONVERGENCE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:determining cornea center locations and pupil center locations for two eyes of a user using image data of the two eyes;
determining an optical axis for each of the two eyes of the user based on the cornea center locations and the pupil center locations;
determining a first three-dimensional (3D) point of regard of the user based on the optical axes for the two eyes of the user at a first time;
displaying a virtual object on a display of an augmented reality headset;
responsive to a determination that the first 3D point of regard of the user matches a position associated with the virtual object, the position having a different depth than a depth associated with the display of the augmented reality headset, adjusting a transparency of the display in a manner that increases visibility of the virtual object by increasing an opacity of the display at a rate of increase;
determining a second 3D point of regard of the user based on the optical axes for the two eyes of the user at a second time after the first time; and
responsive to a determination that the second 3D point of regard of the user does not match the position associated with the virtual object, adjusting a transparency of the display in a manner that decreases visibility of the virtual object by decreasing the opacity of the display at a rate of decrease, the rate of decrease being faster than the rate of increase.

US Pat. No. 10,065,921

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS AND DIBASIC ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing long chain dibasic acid of formula (V) and long chain amino acid of formula (VI), comprising:(1) reacting a keto fatty acid (II) of the formula:

in the presence or absence of a solvent with an aqueous solution of hydroxylamine salt or subjecting a keto fatty acid (II) to an ammoximation reaction to produce an oxime fatty acid (III) of the formula:

wherein m is an integer from 0 to 10; n is an integer from 6 to 20;
(2) subjecting the oxime fatty acid (III) to the Beckmann rearrangement to yield a mixture of the amide fatty acid (IVa) and (IVb)

(3) hydrolyzing the mixed amide fatty acids with an acid or a basic agent to a mixture of a long chain dibasic acid (V), a long chain amino acid (VI), a short chain alkylamine (VIII), and an alkanoic acid (VIII)
and(4) separating the long chain amino acid (VI), long chain dibasic acid (V), and alkanoic acid (VIII) by a step-wise neutralization or acidification.

US Pat. No. 10,070,566

SUPPORT PIN ARRANGEMENT DETERMINATION ASSISTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A support pin arrangement determination assisting method operatively associated with an already mounted surface of a board on a mounting stage provided with a board holding unit of an electronic component mounting machine, said support pin arrangement determination assisting method comprising steps of:displaying an image for pin arrangement determination assistance including an image of the board sticking out length or portion from the mounting stage, the image of the board indicating a shape and an arrangement of an already mounted component on the already mounted surface of the board;
inputting an arrangement position of a support pin to the displayed image of the board in a first mounting work position on the mounting stage to generate a first pin arrangement image;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image indicating the input arrangement position on the image of the board in the first mounting work position to create a first composite image;
displaying the first composite image;
generating a second pin arrangement image on the basis of the first pin arrangement image with an assumption that the board is positioned at a second mounting work position downstream from the first mounting work position where at least a part of an area of the board that was not on the mounting stage at the first mounting work position is on the mounting stage;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image and the second pin arrangement image on the board image to create a second composite image; and
displaying the second composite image.

US Pat. No. 10,069,743

ENHANCING CAPACITY OF A DIRECT COMMUNICATION LINK

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a network gateway device on a mobile platform coupled with a plurality of user communication devices on the mobile platform via respective local communication links;
a ground station coupled with a network, the network comprising at least one source node for a message library;
a direct communication link coupling the ground station to the network gateway device, the direct communication link to deliver messages of the message library to the network gateway device from the ground station in response to requests by the plurality of user communication devices; and
a variable redundancy delivery network on the mobile platform and coupled with the network gateway device, the variable redundancy delivery network comprising one or more intermediate storage nodes storing the messages with variable redundancy for delivery to the plurality of user communication devices in response to subsequent ones of the requests for the messages based on a non-uniform probability density of the requests for the messages, wherein at least one parameter of the variable redundancy delivery network is selected based at least in part on a desired information rate to be provided by the variable redundancy delivery network, and wherein the non-uniform probability density of the messages is determined based on a number of the requests for the messages in a rolling time period.

US Pat. No. 10,070,570

MOUNTING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGING UNIT

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting device comprising:a mounting head that has first fiducial marks, second fiducial marks that have a predetermined positional relationship with the first fiducial marks, and a collection member that collects components, and moves the collected components on a board;
an imaging section that captures an image; and
a control section that, during movement of the mounting head, causes the imaging section to capture a first image that includes the components that are collected in the mounting head and the first fiducial marks, causes the imaging section to capture a second image that includes the components that are collected in the mounting head and the second fiducial marks, and generates an image of the components that are collected in the mounting head using the first image and the second image based on the positional relationship of the first fiducial marks and the second fiducial marks.

US Pat. No. 10,068,139

COUNTING INVENTORY ITEMS USING IMAGE ANALYSIS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and storing program instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to at least:
receive from a first camera a first image of an inventory location, wherein the first image includes a representation of a plurality of inventory items located at the inventory location;
determine from an inventory location data store, an item type corresponding to the inventory location;
segment the first image into a plurality of image segments;
select a first histogram of oriented gradients (“HOG”) model for a first image segment of the plurality of image segments and a second HOG model for a second image segment of the plurality of image segments, wherein:
the first HOG model corresponds to the item type and is representative of a second image of an item of the item type obtained at a first distance or at a first item orientation;
the second HOG model corresponds to the item type and is representative of a third image of the item of the item type obtained at a second distance or at a second orientation;
process the first image to:
generate a first plurality of inventory item feature vectors corresponding to the first image segment, and
generate a second plurality of inventory item feature vectors corresponding to the second image segment;
compare the first plurality of inventory item feature vectors with the first HOG model;
compare the second plurality of inventory item feature vectors with the second HOG model; and
count a number of the first plurality of inventory item feature vectors that are substantially similar to the first HOG model and the number of the second plurality of inventory item feature vectors that are substantially similar to the second HOG model, wherein the count is representative of a quantity of items at the inventory location.

US Pat. No. 10,070,568

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF A DISPLAY ELEMENT

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A method for selective pick up of a subset of electronic devices adhered to a handle layer, the method comprising:modifying a level of adhesion between the a subset of electronic devices and the handle layer such that the subset electronic devices has a modified level of adhesion to the handle layer, wherein:
the electronic devices adhered to the handle layer comprise light emitting diode (LED) devices each including a first side adhered to the handle layer and a second side opposite the first,
the electronic devices adhered to the handle layer include the subset of electronic devices and a second subset of electronic devices, and
modifying the level of adhesion between the subset of electronic devices and the handle layer comprises applying a liquid stimulus to the subset of electronic devices and/or corresponding portions of the handle layer where the subset of electronic devices are adhered; and
separating, by a pick up tool (PUT), the subset of electronic devices from the handle layer by applying a force to second sides of the subset of electronic devices that is greater than the modified level of adhesion of the subset of electronic devices to the handle layer.

US Pat. No. 10,069,793

IDENTITY VERIFICATION METHOD, INTERNET OF THINS GATEWAY DEVICE, AND VERIFICATION GATEWAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

Tatung Company, Taipei (...

1. An identity verification method, adapted for an internet of things (IoT) gateway device, comprising:establishing a look-up table comprising a valid media access control (MAC) address list and a valid receiver signal strength indicator (RSSI) range of at least one valid client device by an IoT gateway device;
receiving connection request sent from at least one client device by the IoT gateway device, wherein the connection request comprises a MAC address of the client device;
obtaining the MAC address and a RSSI value of the client device by the IoT gateway device according to the connection request;
comparing the MAC address and the RSSI value of the client device with the valid MAC address list and the valid RSSI range by the IoT gateway device;
determining the client device is the valid client device by the IoT gateway device if the MAC address is determined to be the valid MAC address and the RSSI value falls within the valid RSSI range;
if the client device is the valid client device, establishing a wireless connection by the IoT gateway device; and
if the client device is not the valid client device, rejecting the connection request and blocking the client device by the IoT gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,070,569

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HZO, Inc., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic device in a production line, comprising the steps of:electrically coupling and physically securing at least one surface mount device (SMD) on a printed circuit board (PCB) to form an electronic subassembly at a surface mount technology (SMT) station in the production line;
applying a moisture-resistant protective coating to at least one portion of the electronic subassembly at a coating station in the production line;
applying a second moisture-resistant protective coating, to a different portion of the electronic subassembly than the at least one portion, at a second coating station in the production line; and
assembling electronic parts, user interface components, and housing components with the electronic subassembly at an assembly station in the production line.

US Pat. No. 10,066,491

FIBRE COMPOSITE COMPONENT FOR THE ROTOR BLADE OF A WIND TURBINE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A rotor blade of a wind power plant, said rotor blade having an aerodynamic profile with a suction side and a pressure side,wherein, in a transition region opposite to a profile nose, the rotor blade includes a profile trailing edge that is defined by a closing-off web arranged transversely to a profile chord,
wherein the closing-off web transitions to the suction side and to the pressure side, respectively, at transitional edges,
wherein at least at one of the transitional edges of the rotor blade comprises a first sandwich core arranged next to a second sandwich core,
wherein the first sandwich core and the second sandwich core each have an inside facing a rotor blade interior and an outside facing a rotor blade exterior,
wherein a first fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core,
wherein a second fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the outside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core,
wherein a third fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the inside of the second sandwich core,
wherein the first sandwich core and the second sandwich core are arranged at an angle with respect to one another in a region where the first fiber-containing laminate layer passes between them,
wherein said angle is defined by the outside of the first sandwich core and the outside of the second sandwich core at the transitional edge, and
wherein said angle lies in a range between 25° and 165°.

US Pat. No. 10,070,561

COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A building comprising:a building structure that defines an internal environment;
a cooling system including at least one surface that is wetted with a liquid and in fluid communication with the internal environment, and an air mover configured to direct source air over the liquid substantially parallel to the at least one surface so as to produce cold air that flows from the at least one surface to the internal environment,
wherein the cold air passes through the internal environment, such that the internal environment transfers heat to the cold air so as to produce hot air, and the hot air is exhausted out the internal environment.

US Pat. No. 10,070,539

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION WITH WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Advanced Currents Corpora...

1. An electrical junction with a wireless controller configured for attachment in a building structure, the electrical junction comprising:a junction body having surfaces defining a cavity accessible via an opening in the body;
an external conductor routing line-voltage from a line-voltage source in the building structure into the cavity of the junction body;
a junction device coupled to the opening of the junction body;
wherein the wireless controller is mechanically coupled to the junction body and extending outside the cavity, is electrically coupled between the external conductor and the junction device, and is fully enclosed against the junction body such that the wireless controller is open exclusively to the junction body cavity; and
a system controller remote from the electrical junction that is in wireless communication with the wireless controller and that controls or monitors the junction device;
wherein the mechanical coupling between the wireless controller and the junction body is secure and enclosed such that the electrical junction meets UL regulations and applicable electrical building codes.

US Pat. No. 10,068,509

FAULT DETECTION FOR A DISPLAY SYSTEM

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A method for detecting a fault in a display system including an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD), comprising:embedding fault detection data into a portion of a digital video stream that will not be displayed by the AMLCD, the AMLCD comprising:
cascaded source and gate driver shift registers with associated return pulse circuitry; and
a return pulse detector unit that detects return pulses from the shift registers;
transmitting the digital video stream, with the embedded fault detection data, to the AMLCD;
receiving detected fault detection data, detected by the AMLCD, from the AMLCD;
comparing the embedded fault detection data with the received detected fault detection data detected by the AMLCD;
receiving, from the return pulse detector, timing error data indicating whether a timing error occurred in the AMLCD, the timing error data generated by a timing and control circuit coupled to the AMLCD; and
determining whether there is a fault in the AMLCD or in a path of the digital video stream based on results of the comparison and upon the received timing error data.

US Pat. No. 10,065,374

METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY ADDING SUPPORTING STRUCTURE TO 3D MODEL

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A method of automatically adding supporting structure to 3D model, comprising:a) retrieving a layer height and a minimum overlapping ratio corresponding to the layer height;
b) executing a slicing process to retrieve a plurality of molded object slices according to the layer height, and analyzing respectively an overlapping ratio between at least two of the molded object slices among the molded object slices adjacent up and down and forming a suspended slope;
c) adding a supporting structure below the corresponding suspended slope when determining that the overlapping ratio is less than the minimum overlapping ratio;
d) transforming the plurality of molded object slices and the plurality of supporting object slices incorporated in the supporting structure into printing data; and
e) printing the plurality of molded object slices for materializing according to the printing data at a 3D printer and printing the plurality of supporting object slices for materializing according to the printing data during printing the plurality of molded object slices.

US Pat. No. 10,070,562

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEAT-DISSIPATION IN AN AVIONICS CHASSIS

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. An avionics chassis assembly, comprising: a housing having an outer surface, defining an exterior of the housing, an inner surface, defining an interior of the housing, and a set of walls at least partially separating the exterior of the housing from the interior of the housing; a heat generating component located within the interior of the housing; a thermal plane thermally coupled to the heat generating component and configured to direct heat away from the heat generating component; and an electronic circuit board wherein the heat generating component is mounted to the electronic circuit board, wherein an opening is included in the housing and the opening is configured to receive at least a portion of the thermal plane such that the at least a portion of the thermal plane passes through the opening and is located exteriorly of the housing to define an extending thermal plane portion, wherein the thermal plane overlies the electronic circuit board, and wherein the extending thermal plane portion comprises electromagnetic interference seals to ensure environmental compatibility with the interior of the housing; and wherein the housing comprises a selectively removable front cover, wherein the opening is located within the front cover, and wherein the opening comprises a laterally-extending slot.
US Pat. No. 10,066,100

COPOLYESTER/CONTROLLED DISTRIBUTION STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER BLENDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A composition consisting essentially of (i) a controlled distribution styrenic block copolymer and (ii) a thermoplastic copolyester wherein the composition has a Shore A hardness of from about 50 to about 90 and a melt flow rate of from about 15 g/10 min. to about 50 g/10 min. as determined in accordance with ASTM D 1238;wherein the thermoplastic copolyester comprises at least one segment containing butylene terephthalate, tetramethylene terephthalate, or ethylene terephthalate units and at least one segment containing poly(alkylene oxide) glycols having a total of about 3 to about 12 carbon atoms;
wherein the controlled distribution styrenic block copolymer has a melt flow rate of greater than 30 g/10 min. as determined in accordance with ASTM 1238 at 230° C. and 2.16 kg.

US Pat. No. 10,070,567

SYSTEM FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD UNLOCKING AND AUTOMATED REFLOW CARRIER RECYCLING

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A system for separating a printed circuit board from a reflow carrier, the system comprising:a chamber through which a printed circuit board is passed, wherein the printed circuit board is temporarily attached to a reflow carrier via a clip, and wherein the printed circuit board enters the chamber at a staging area;
an unlocking mechanism that releases the clip and separates the printed circuit board from the reflow carrier after the printed circuit board exits the chamber;
a first lifter that elevates the reflow carrier to an overhead conveyor, wherein the overhead conveyor carries the reflow carrier to the staging area.

US Pat. No. 10,070,557

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING FAN MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic device comprising: a casing which has a upper wall part in which a ventilation hole is formed and which contains at least an electronic component; a fan motor which is disposed at the upper side of the ventilation hole in the upper wall part and which has a housing; and a fluid receiving part which is disposed beneath a lowermost point of a vane of the fan motor and which receives fluid, and wherein the fluid receiving part is formed by setting a radius of the ventilation hole to be smaller than a distance between the center of the ventilation hole and the lowermost point of a vane of the fan motor.

US Pat. No. 10,069,559

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING A TRANSPORT STREAM FROM SATELLITE TRANSPONDER SIGNALS

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

1. A method comprising:capturing a satellite feed, the satellite feed including multiple transport streams from multiple transponder signals, wherein each transport stream corresponds to one of the multiple transponder signals, and wherein each transport stream includes multiple input streams;
selecting a set of input streams from the multiple transport streams based on a specified criterion;
generating a specified set of transport streams from the set of input streams, wherein the specified set of transport streams includes a new transport stream having a first set of input streams selected from more than one of the multiple transport streams, wherein a first quantity of transport streams in the specified set is different from a second quantity of transport streams in the multiple transport streams; and
transmitting the specified set of transport streams to a receiving device, wherein the new transport stream is transmitted as a new transponder signal.

US Pat. No. 10,068,612

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND PRESENTING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

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

1. A virtual experience system, comprising:a user model storage configured to store user model data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a user;
a user movement storage configured to store user movement data corresponding to at least one movement characteristic of the user;
a user voice storage configured to store user voice data corresponding to at least one vocal characteristic of the user;
an environment storage configured to store environment data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a location;
an event storage configured to store event data corresponding to a captured event at the location;
a receiver configured to assemble a virtual experience based at least in part on the user model data, the user movement data, the user voice data, the environment data, and the event data, wherein the receiver is configured to assemble the virtual experience such that the three-dimensional representation of the user, the vocal characteristic of the user, and the movement characteristic of the user replace a person who was physically present at the captured event; and
a display device coupled to the receiver, the display device configured to display the virtual experience to a user, the user being able to virtually experience the captured event at the location, with the three-dimensional representation of the user, the vocal characteristic of the user, and the movement characteristic of the user inserted into the captured event.

US Pat. No. 10,066,162

PHOSPHOR BLEND AND FLUORESCENT LAMP CONTAINING SAME

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A phosphor blend consisting of a red-emitting rare earth phosphor, a green-emitting rare earth phosphor, and a blue-emitting rare earth phosphor, wherein the blue-emitting rare earth phosphor is selected from the group consisting of BAM and SCAp, and wherein the median particle size of the red-emitting rare earth phosphor, the green-emitting rare earth phosphor, and the blue-emitting rare earth phosphor is between about 12 to 15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,070,473

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A signal transmission method for device to device direct communication between user equipment, the method comprising:determining, by a first user equipment according to a downlink timing reference time, a receiving time for receiving a device to device direct communication (D2D) signal sent by a second user equipment, wherein the downlink timing reference time is a time at which the first user equipment receives data from a base station;
receiving, by the first user equipment before the receiving time, the D2D signal sent by the second user equipment; and
wherein an advance duration that is before the receiving time is a multiple of a duration corresponding to a cyclic prefix in the D2D signal.
US Pat. No. 10,066,098

STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A block copolymer composition comprising:a. 0 to 5 weight percent of a tetra-branched block copolymer (IV) having a number average molecular weight of 44,000 to 80,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)4X;
b. greater than 0 to 60 weight percent of a tri-branched block copolymer (III) having a number average molecular weight of from 33,000 to 60,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)3X;
c. 40 to 95 weight percent of a di-branched block copolymer (II) having a number average molecular weight of from 22,000 to 40,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)2X; and
d. 2 to 10 weight percent of a linear diblock copolymer (I) having a number average molecular weight of from 11,000 to 20,000 represented by the general formula A-B; where:
i. A represents a polymer block of a mono alkenyl arene, wherein the A block has a number average molecular weight ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 g/mol;
ii. B represents a polymer block of a conjugated diene, wherein the B block has a number average molecular weight ranging from 7,000 to 13,000 g/mol and a vinyl content of 30 to 50 mol %; and
iii. X represents the residue of an alkoxy silane coupling agent;
wherein the block copolymer composition has a solution viscosity ranging from 100 to 400 centipoise (cP), as measured in 20 wt. % of toluene at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,070,565

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter comprising:a laminated body formed by laminating a plurality of semiconductor modules having built-in semiconductor elements and a plurality of cooling pipes for cooling the semiconductor modules disposed alternately;
a capacitor connected to the plurality of semiconductor modules, the capacitor being disposed at a position adjacent to the laminated body in a laminating direction of the laminated body, the capacitor having:
capacitor elements; and
a sealing member;
a pressing member that presses the laminated body in the laminating direction; and
a metal case that houses the laminated body, the capacitor, and the pressing member, the metal case having:
outer walls that form an outer shell, one of the outer walls being a supporting outer wall disposed in a position farther from the laminated body than the capacitor is in the laminating direction, the sealing member being in contact with the supporting outer wall;
partition walls formed in the metal case that are connected to the outer walls;
a space within the metal case that is partitioned by the partition walls into a capacitor housing space for housing the capacitor and a laminated body housing space for housing the laminated body, the capacitor housing space housing the capacitor elements, and the sealing member filling the capacitor housing space for sealing the capacitor elements; and
an interposing partition wall to which the pressing member applies pressing force, the interposing partition wall interposing between the laminated body and the capacitor among the partition walls in a thickness direction of the interposing partition wall, a thickness of the interposing partition wall being thinner than that of any of the outer walls.

US Pat. No. 10,070,564

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter that performs power conversion comprising:a plurality of semiconductor modules with built-in semiconductor elements;
a plurality of cooling tubes stacked together with the plurality of semiconductor modules in a stacking direction; and
a metallic pressure member;
wherein the metallic pressure member includes:
a pressing surface that presses an outer cooling tube positioned at one of outer sides in the stacking direction among the plurality of cooling tubes in order to press-contact the plurality of cooling tubes and the plurality of semiconductor modules in the stacking direction; and
a heat-receiving surface that receives heat generated from an electronic component which is different from the plurality of semiconductor modules, by thermal conduction, and
wherein the heat-receiving surface of the pressure member superimposes a heat dissipating portion of the electronic component via an electrically insulating layer formed of an electrically insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,070,555

INSERTABLE FIXING MODULE OF CABINET RAIL

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. An insertable fixing module of an industrial cabinet rail, wherein the industrial cabinet has a frame installed at four corners of the industrial cabinet separately, and the frame has a plurality of latching holes arranged with an interval apart from one another, and the fixing module is installed at an end of a rail facing an outer side of the industrial cabinet, and the fixing module is installed horizontally between the frames, and the insertable fixing module comprises:a main body, fixed to a front end portion of the rail, and having a pair of positioning bumps configured to be corresponsive to the latching holes respectively and arranged with an interval apart from each other, an accommodating space formed inside the main body, and a chute extended from one of the positioning bumps in an axial direction, so that the chute and the accommodating space are communicated with each other;
a hook, movably installed in the chute, and having at least one inverted hook portion disposed at an end of the hook and configured to be corresponsive to the latching hole, and the other end of the hook being extended into the accommodating space to form a junction;
a linking slider, movably installed in the accommodating space, and having a combination slot configured to be corresponsive to the hook and disposed at a front end of the linking slider, and the junction of the hook being installed into the combination slot, a spring installed to a top side of the linking slider for abutting a side of the accommodating space and abutting the linking slider to expose the inverted hook portion of the hook from the positioning bump, and the linking slider having a linking slope, and a direction of the linking slope being corresponsive to a contraction direction of the spring; and
a press key, movably installed in the accommodating space, and having a driving slope configured to be corresponsive to the linking slope, so that the press key is disposed on a side of the linking slider, and a direction of the driving slope being configured to be corresponsive to the moving direction of the linking slider, and the moving direction of the press key being configured to be corresponsive to the extending direction of the rail; thereby, during installation, the pair of positioning bumps are inserted into the two latching holes respectively, and the hook is provided and popped out to define a latched status of fixing the frame; and after the press key is pushed inwardly along the extending direction of the rail, the hook is withdrawn into the positioning bump to define a released status.

US Pat. No. 10,070,549

REMOVAL ASSEMBLY

NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CO...

1. A removal assembly comprising:a main body having an inner space, wherein the main body comprises a handle part at one end thereof;
a positioning element movably disposed in the inner space of the main body, wherein the positioning element comprises a clasp part and an oblique side surface, and the clasp part extends out of the main body;
an elastic element disposed between the main body and the positioning element;
an actuating element pivotally installed in the inner space of the main body, wherein the actuating element comprises a pressing part and an abutting part, the pressing part extends out of the main body, and the abutting part abuts against the oblique side surface of the positioning element; and
a wrench element connected to the main body, wherein the wrench element comprises a fixing part and a pivoting part;
wherein when a force is applied to the pressing part of the actuating element, the abutting part of the actuating element abuts against the oblique side surface of the positioning element to allow the positioning element to move toward and be stopped at a stopping surface of the main body;
wherein when the force is released to the pressing part of the actuating element, the positioning element is driven by the elastic element to move toward and be stopped at a starting surface of the main body; and
wherein the positioning element has two sliding slots which are parallel to each other, the wrench element comprises two guide rails slidably coupled to the sliding slots respectively, and the guide rails extend through the sliding slots and into the inner space of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,070,543

POWER ADAPTER

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A power adapter, comprising:a first substrate, comprising a first terminal set;
a second substrate, comprising a second terminal set;
a transformer, comprising a primary side connection terminal and a secondary side connection terminal, wherein the primary side connection terminal is connected to the first terminal set and the secondary side connection terminal is connected to the second terminal set; and
an insulating frame, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the transformer comprises a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface, the primary side connection terminal and the secondary side connection terminal are located on the first side surface, the first substrate, the second substrate and the insulating frame lean against the first side surface of the transformer, the first substrate and the second substrate are substantially parallel to each other, and the first substrate and the second substrate are located on two opposite sides of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,069,635

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACHIEVING SYSTEM-LEVEL COUNTERFEIT PROTECTION IN INTEGRATED CHIPS

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of using a scan chain in an integrated circuit as a physically unclonable function, the method comprising:initiating a power-up of a scan chain in an integrated circuit;
performing a plurality of power-up cycles;
observing a power-up state of the scan chain after each power-up cycle by accessing the scan chain via a scan chain shift register,
wherein the testing functionality of the scan chain is preserved; and
identifying a stable subset of the scan chain based on the observed power-up state after each power-up cycle,
wherein the stable subset of the scan chain represents a stable group of scan elements that revert to the same power-up state after substantially each power-up cycle of the plurality of power-up cycles,
wherein the stable subset is unique to the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,068,409

VENDING MACHINE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A vending machine configured to perform a vending operation, the vending machine comprising:a plurality of commodity columns arranged in a vertical direction of a vending machine body;
a commodity receptacle for receiving a commodity from at least one of the plurality of commodity columns;
a moving mechanism that moves the commodity receptacle in the vertical direction by a motor, wherein, during the vending operation:
the moving mechanism moves the commodity receptacle to any of the plurality of commodity columns,
the commodity receptacle receives the commodity from the at least one of the plurality of commodity columns,
the moving mechanism moves the commodity receptacle having received the commodity to a commodity take-out port, and
the commodity is delivered to the commodity take-out port from the commodity receptacle;
a fall velocity detector configured to detect a fall velocity of the commodity receptacle falling in response to an error in the vending operation due to disconnection of power supply to the motor of the moving mechanism;
a brake configured to generate a braking force to decrease the fall velocity of the commodity receptacle; and
a control unit comprising at least one processor, the control unit configured to cause the brake to intermittently or continuously generate the braking force when the fall velocity detector detects that the fall velocity of the commodity receptacle is equal to or greater than a predetermined speed.

US Pat. No. 10,070,558

IMMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

16. An immersion cooled electronics arrangement, comprising:a sealed housing with an interior;
a coolant contained within the interior of the sealed housing;
a variable-volume chamber disposed within the sealed housing and submerged within the coolant, wherein the variable-volume chamber is fluidly isolated from the interior of the sealed housing;
a vent fluidly coupling the variable-volume chamber with the environment external to the sealed housing; and
an electronic device disposed within the sealed housing and in thermal communication with the coolant,
wherein a volume of the sealed housing being alterable between at least a first volume and a second volume in response to changes in pressure within the sealed chamber to reduce the rate of pressure change over time in the sealed housing from heating of the coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,070,548

CIRCUIT BOARD HOUSING ASSEMBLY

Microelectronics Technolo...

1. A circuit board housing assembly, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board attached to the housing, wherein the circuit board includes at least one opening; and
a board removal tool comprising a holding member, at least one rivet and at least one pin;
wherein the holding member has at least one aperture corresponding to the at least one opening of the circuit board;
wherein the at least one rivet is inserted in the at least one opening and the at least one aperture, the at least one rivet has a head with a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis, the head has an internal passage extending substantially parallel to the central axis from the proximal end to the distal end of the head, and the distal end of the head is mechanically connected to at least two legs extending distally from the head and having an internal surface that faces the central axis; and
wherein when the at least one pin is inserted into the internal passage along a direction from the proximal end towards the distal end of the head of the at least one rivet, the at least one pin contacts the internal surface of the at least two legs to apply force on the at least two legs in a direction substantially perpendicular to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,068,659

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING METHOD OF NAND FLASH MEMORY

WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP....

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprisinga memory array,
a page buffer for holding a page of data read out from the memory array or a page of data to be written into the memory array,
an input element,
an error checking and correcting element for performing error checking and correcting for data,
a supply element including a switch circuit, wherein the switch circuit is enabled for supplying the data to be written into the memory array from the input element to the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element in parallel during a programming operation, while the switch circuit is disenabled to isolate the supply element from the error checking and correcting element during a readout operation, and
a data transfer element arranged between the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element, wherein the data transfer element includes a plurality of transfer transistors commonly supplied with a driving signal,
a write-in element for writing error-correction symbols into the page buffer via the data transfer element when the programming operation is performed, wherein the error-correction symbols are generated by the fact that the error checking and correcting element processes the data from the supply element,
wherein when the programming operation is performed, the driving signal is driven to low level, and the data transfer element doesn't transfer a regular domain of the data to be written into the memory array between the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element,
wherein when the readout operation is performed, the data read out from the memory array is transferred from the page buffer to the error checking and correcting element via the data transfer element, and the data read out from the memory array is processed by the error checking and correcting element and transferred to the page buffer via the data transfer element.

US Pat. No. 10,067,634

APPROACHES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing device, comprising:a display screen;
at least one computing device processor;
a memory device including instructions that, when executed by the at least one computing device processor, enables the computing device to:
display a two-dimensional representation of a webpage on the display screen of the computing device, the webpage including a plurality of interface elements;
analyze a document model of the webpage to determine information associated with the plurality of interface elements;
associate a weight with individual interface elements of the plurality of interface elements based at least in part on user profile information associated with a user and the information associated with the plurality of interface elements and a page profile associated with a relevancy of the individual interface elements to control an appearance of respective interface elements;
determine a relative position of a user with respect to the computing device;
detect a change in orientation of the computing device with respect to the relative position of the user;
activate a three-dimensional view mode for the webpage to cause the two-dimensional representation of the webpage to appear in three-dimensions in response to the change in orientation of the computing device; and
display a three-dimensional representation of at least a subset of the plurality of interface elements while the webpage is displayed in the three-dimensional view mode, wherein a three-dimensional representation of at least one of the plurality of interface elements is displayed with at least one visual aspect being modified, based at least in part on the weight associated with each one of the plurality of interface elements, and the at least one visual aspect adjusting an appearance of the at least one interface element to at least partially obscure at least one other interface element having a lower weight, wherein the three-dimensional representation of at least the subset of the plurality of interface elements include selectable interface elements.

US Pat. No. 10,065,122

SPECTATOR FEEDBACK AND ADAPTATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more processors
one or more memories to store a set of instructions, which if executed by the one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
transmitting data associated with a video game instance having one or more players to a plurality of spectators of the video game instance;
receiving, from a first spectator of the plurality of spectators, feedback information relating to one or more events within the video game instance, wherein the first spectator is provided with one or more options to perform at least one of selecting or de-selecting one or more feedback types that are available to be provided by one or more other spectators of the plurality of spectators; and
using the feedback information from the first spectator to at least partially modify the one or more events within the video game instance.

US Pat. No. 10,070,553

CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT METHODS IN A NETWORK ELEMENT CHASSIS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A connector replacement method in a network element chassis utilizing associated tools, the connector replacement method comprising:obtaining a connector insertion tool comprising a housing, a handle, a vise configured to move based on rotation of the handle, a push out block configured to move based on movement of the vise, and a plurality of pins on the push out block arranged based on backplane connectors for replacement and configured to push out the backplane connectors for replacement based on movement of the push out block;
obtaining a connector removal tool comprising a housing, a handle, a vise configured to move based on rotation of the handle, a push in block configured to move based on movement of the vise, and a connector block on the housing opposing the push in block;
at a location where the network element chassis is physically deployed and operating in-service, obtaining physical access to a backplane in the network element chassis;
powering down backplane connectors for replacement while other backplane connectors remained powered;
removing the powered down backplane connectors with the connector removal tool;
inserting a new set of backplane connectors in place of the removed, powered down backplane connectors with the connector insertion tool; and
powering up the new set of backplane connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,070,544

ARRANGEMENT FOR COMPENSATING PRESSURE IN A HOUSING

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A configuration for compensating for pressure in a housing, the configuration comprising:at least one housing wall with a pressure compensation opening formed therein;
a semi-permeable membrane closing said pressure compensation opening and having a circumference and a thickness, said semi-permeable membrane being fixed, at least in a materially bonded way, on said housing wall;
a protective element covering said semi-permeable membrane; and
said housing wall having in a region of said pressure compensation opening, an indentation and/or recess formed therein, said indentation and/or recess receiving said semi-permeable membrane, said indentation and/or recess having a given circumference corresponding to said circumference of said semi-permeable membrane and a height corresponding at least to said thickness of said semi-permeable membrane;
said protective element being a self-adhesive protective sticker having at least one ventilation opening formed therein;
said protective element arranged on said housing wall and spaced away from said semi-permeable membrane;
said housing wall having an additional indentation and/or recess formed therein for receiving said protective element, dimensions of said additional indentation and/or recess corresponding to dimensions of said protective element;
said additional indentation and/or recess having at least one channel-shaped depression; and
wherein said at least one ventilation opening in said self-adhesive protective sticker is disposed in a region of said at least one channel-shaped depression in a state of said self-adhesive protective sticker in which it is disposed on said housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,069,442

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat dissipation device applied to a heat source, comprising:a heat conduction unit, wherein a fluid chamber and a rotor chamber are configured inside the heat conduction unit, the fluid chamber and the rotor chamber are communicated with each other, and a working fluid is configured in the fluid chamber; and
a power generation unit having a rotor and a power generation module, wherein the rotor is connected to the power generation module and is configured in the rotor chamber, and the rotor is driven by the working fluid so as to enable the power generation unit to output electrical energy;
wherein the heat conduction unit has a heat source end, a cooling end and a pipe wall disposed surrounding the fluid chamber, the heat conduction unit is a heat pipe, two ends of the heat pipe are configured as the heat source end and the cooling end, an opening is disposed at a side surface of the heat pipe for partially exposing the rotor from the rotor chamber, and the opening is configured for communicating the fluid chamber and the rotor chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,065,272

SUPER HIGH-STRENGTH FLUX CORED ARC WELDED JOINT HAVING EXCELLENT IMPACT TOUGHNESS, AND WELDING WIRE FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A flux-cored arc welded joint, comprising:0.01 wt % to 0.06 wt % of carbon (C), 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt % of silicon (Si), 1.5 wt % to 3.0 wt % of manganese (Mn), 2.5 wt % to 3.5 wt % of nickel (Ni), 0.5 wt % to 1.0 wt % of molybdenum (Mo), 0.4 wt % to 1.0 wt % of copper (Cu), 0.4 wt % to 1.0 wt % of chromium (Cr), 0.035 wt % to 0.1 wt % of titanium (Ti), 0.003 wt % to 0.007 wt % of boron (B), 0.001 wt % to 0.006 wt % of nitrogen (N), 0.02 wt % (excluding 0) or less of phosphorus (P), 0.01 wt % (excluding 0) or less of sulfur (S), 0.03 wt % to 0.07 wt % of oxygen (O), and remaining iron (Fe) as well as unavoidable impurities; and
a mixed microstructure including acicular ferrite, bainite and martensite, wherein the mixed microstructure comprises: 40 area % or more of the acicular ferrite, and a 40-50% of the bainite and the martensite in an area fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,070,563

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a substrate; a housing to which the substrate is fixed;
a plurality of heating elements that are mounted on a surface of the substrate on the housing-side; and
a radiating component that is provided between the plurality of heating elements and the housing, wherein:
a surface of the housing on the substrate-side includes:
a plurality of accommodating recesses in each of which a corresponding one of the plurality of heating elements is accommodated;
a partitioning wall part that separates the plurality of healing elements from each other;
a peripheral wall part that surrounds the plurality of accommodating recesses and the partitioning wall part; and
a plurality of buffer parts each of which is a step and formed between a corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses and the peripheral wall part; and
wherein each of the plurality of buffer parts is formed to be higher than a bottom part of a corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses, and to be lower than the peripheral wall part, with respect to a reference surface that is a surface of the housing opposite to the surface of the housing on the substrate-side, and
wherein a distance from a surface of each of the plurality of buffer parts to the surface of the substrate on the housing-side in a thickness direction of the substrate is smaller than a distance from the bottom part of the corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses to the surface of the substrate on the housing-side in the thickness direction of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,560

DRAWER-LEVEL IMMERSION-COOLING WITH HINGED, LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a cooling apparatus for cooling one or more electronic components, the method comprising:providing an enclosure sized to reside within an electronics rack, the enclosure comprising a compartment accommodating the one or more electronic components;
providing a dielectric fluid within the compartment, the dielectric fluid comprising a liquid dielectric at least partially immersing the one or more electronic components; and
hingedly mounting a liquid-cooled heat sink within the compartment of the enclosure, the hinged, liquid-cooled heat sink operatively facilitating cooling the one or more electronic components via the dielectric fluid within the compartment, and the hinged, liquid-cooled heat sink being rotatable between an operational position overlying the one or more electronic components within the compartment, and a service position which allows access to the one or more electronic components within the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,070,554

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS INTERFACE DEVICE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame forming an interface device configured for connection to a test chassis; and
at least one interface connector coupled to the frame, the at least one interface connector corresponding to connectors of a unit under test, the interface device being configured for
insertion through one or more sealable apertures of an environmentally protective chassis that houses the test chassis, and
coupling to an interface device seating surface of the environmentally protective chassis without any intervening environmental interface or environmental interface plane located between the interface device seating surface and the test chassis;
wherein the frame forming the interface device includes a first end plate configured with electrical connectors and mechanical attachment members configured to align and attach a circuit card to the interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,070,552

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMPONENT MODULE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing, having a mounting region;
a component, disposed in the mounting region;
a flexible substrate, comprising:
a bonding portion, located between the component and a carrying surface of the mounting region, and the bonding portion having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface is bonded to the component, the second surface is bonded to the carrying surface, and the bonding portion is ring-shaped; and
an extending portion, connected to the bonding portion and extended to an outside of the mounting region,
wherein a material of the flexible substrate comprises one of polyethylene terephthalate and Mylar.

US Pat. No. 10,070,551

HOUSING MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CIRCUIT BOARD QUICK-ASSEMBLING FUNCTION

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A housing module having a circuit board quick-assembling function and capable of being applied to a circuit board with a specific height, the housing module comprising:a housing, comprising a substrate and a plurality of lateral boards, the plurality of lateral boards being respectively connected to edges of the substrate to form an accommodating space, the housing module further comprising a plurality of spacers each having:
a main body;
two pivoting portions respectively disposed on corresponding lateral sides of the main body;
a locking portion stretching from a bottom side of the main body;
a track structure disposed on the main body for guiding a detachable module; and
two pivoting components respectively passing through the plurality of lateral boards and connected to the corresponding pivoting portions, the main body being rotated within the accommodating space via the two pivoting portions while the circuit board slides relative to the substrate to push the plurality of spacers, so as to lift the bottom side away from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,547

CONTROL OF ELECTRIC FIELD EFFECTS IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY USING EMBEDDED NICKEL-METAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Sparton Corporation, Sch...

1. A sonobuoy system for use in an externally-generated resonant broadband electric field, the system comprising:a perforated cylindrical outer sonobuoy housing having a wall that defines a cavity;
a power supply;
an electrically-initiated device (EID), wherein the EID is part of a launch device or other controlled component of the sonobuoy system; and
a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), characterized by an absence of an electromagnetic interface shield or a Faraday cage between the PCBA and the externally-generated resonant broadband electric field, wherein the EID, the power supply, and the PCBA are encapsulated within the cavity of the housing, the EID and the PCBA are electrically connected to each other and to the power supply, and the PCBA includes:
a plurality of conductive layers, including a conductive layer in which an electrical current with a predetermined current density is impressed by the broadband electric field falling incident upon the conductive layers, wherein the conductive layers are electrically connected to the EID;
one or more vias connecting the plurality of conductive layers;
a plurality of dielectric layers interposed between the plurality of conductive layers to form a stack-up; and
a trans-conductor layer (TCL) constructed of a nickel-metal composite metamaterial and having a variable geometry along each of a width and a length of the TCL, the TCL being embedded between adjacent ones of the conductive and dielectric layers,
wherein the TCL is configured to change shape, surface roughness, and/or characteristic impedance in the presence of the broadband electric field to thereby redirect the impressed electrical current away from the conductive layers of the PCBA and into at least one of the dielectric layers, and
wherein the at least one of the dielectric layers is configured to dissipate the redirected electrical current and is fabricated with a material configured as a dielectric waveguide that redirects field energy of the electrical current to ends of the PCBA and into the one or more vias, the vias being configured to radiate field energy of the electrical current away from the EID.

US Pat. No. 10,070,546

BENDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SUPPORTING DEVICE

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

8. A supporting device, comprising:a hinge module, including:
a plurality of pivots parallel to each other and arranged in a row, wherein two spiral tracks are respectively recessed on two opposite portions of the pivots; and
a plurality of torsion units sleeved on the pivots, wherein two positioning portions are respectively arranged on two opposite portions of the torsion units; and
two buffering modules respectively arranged at two opposite sides of the row of the pivots and respectively fixed on the two positioning portions, the two buffering modules respectively corresponding in position to the two spiral tracks, each of the two buffering modules including:
an internal connecting member fixed on the corresponding positioning portion;
an external connecting member slidably disposed on the internal connecting member;
a transmitting shaft having a gearing portion and a fixing portion, wherein the gearing portion is pivotally connected to the internal connecting member, and the fixing portion is connected to the external connecting member; and
a driving member having a rack gear and a guiding portion, wherein the rack gear is engaged with the gearing portion, and the guiding portion is arranged in the corresponding spiral track;
wherein the hinge module is bendable between an unfolded position and an outwardly folded position along at least one of the pivots; when the hinge module is at the unfolded position, the supporting device is a flat structure; when the hinge module is at the outwardly folded position, the supporting device is a curved structure; in each of the buffering modules, when the hinge module is bent from the unfolded position to the outwardly folded position, the guiding portion is moved by the corresponding spiral track to cause that the rack gear rotates the gearing portion of the transmitting member, and the fixing portion of the transmitting member drives the external connecting member to slide relative to the internal connecting member toward the row of the pivots.

US Pat. No. 10,070,541

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING IT

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display module;
a cover that covers a rear surface of the display module;
a main circuit board placed in an internal space formed between the cover and the rear surface of the display module;
a flexible wiring member that mutually connects the display module and the main circuit board;
an operational member having an operational part exposed to an outside of the cover, the operational member passing through the cover and engaging an engagement part provided at the main circuit board; and
a tentative placement structural part disposed on the rear surface of the display module;
wherein the main circuit board is fixed to the cover by the operational member in a state in which the main circuit board is not fixed to the display module; and
wherein the tentative placement structural part restricts movement of the main circuit board with respect to the display module in directions other than a direction in which the main circuit board moves toward the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,070,503

LED-BASED LIGHTING CONTROL NETWORK COMMUNICATION

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A digital communications gateway comprising:a digital interface configured to be coupled to a network operating in accordance with an internet protocol;
a lighting network interface configured to be coupled to a lighting control network, wherein the lighting control network is configured to be coupled to an LED based illumination device operable to receive and transmit information on the lighting control network; and
a real time clock configured to determine a date and time of day synchronized with a time server accessible over the network operating in accordance with the internet protocol, wherein the digital communications gateway periodically transmits an indication of the time of day to the LED based illumination device over the lighting control network;
wherein the digital communications gateway receives a message from the LED based illumination device indicating an error code and a time and date associated with a triggering of the error code, wherein the error code is indicative of any of an operating temperature exceeding a threshold value, an operating voltage exceeding a threshold value, the operating voltage below a threshold value, an operating current exceeding a threshold value, the operating current below a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,069,908

INTERFACES TO MANAGE LAST-MILE CONNECTIVITY FOR DIRECT NETWORK PEERINGS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a provider network comprising:
a plurality of computing devices configured to implement resources of the provider network, wherein at least some of the resources are included in a resource collection allocated for service requests received from a client;
a plurality of endpoint routers; and
one or more computing devices configured to implement a connectivity coordinator configured to:
receive a connectivity request from the client for dedicated physical connectivity from a client network of the client to the resource collection;
in response to the connectivity request,
determine two or more connectivity providers for providing the dedicated connectivity from the client network to one or more target endpoint routers of the plurality of endpoint routers via a private or logically-isolated direct path;
generate a response to the connectivity request comprising an identification of the two or more connectivity providers;
receive a selection from the client selecting a particular one or more of the two or more connectivity providers to provide the dedicated physical connectivity from the client network to the one or more target endpoint routers; and
transmit configuration instructions for establishing the dedicated physical connectivity from the client network to the one or more target endpoint routers of the provider network.

US Pat. No. 10,069,681

FPGA-ENABLED COMPUTE INSTANCES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a resource manager executing at one or more computing devices associated with a virtualized computing service of a provider network; and
a plurality of virtualization hosts of the virtualized computing service, including a first virtualization host comprising a first field programmable gate array (FPGA);
wherein the resource manager is configured to:
indicate, to a client of the virtualized computing service via one or more programmatic interfaces, a plurality of categories of compute instances which can be instantiated on behalf of the client, wherein the plurality of categories include at least (a) a first FPGA-enabled category and (b) a second compute instance category which does not support access to an FPGA;
identify a particular FPGA-utilizing application to be implemented on behalf of the client at least in part at a compute instance of the first FPGA-enabled category;
select, from among the plurality of virtualization hosts, based at least in part on the particular FPGA-utilizing application, the first virtualization host as a platform at which a particular compute instance is to be instantiated on behalf of the client;
initiate one or more configuration operations to prepare the first virtualization host for the particular FPGA-utilizing application, wherein a configuration operation of the one or more configuration operations comprises copying, to the first virtualization host, a particular virtual machine image which includes an FPGA library module corresponding to the particular FPGA-utilizing application; and
provide an indication, to the client via the one or more programmatic interfaces, of a particular compute instance of the first FPGA-enabled category launched at the first virtualization host using the particular virtual machine image.

US Pat. No. 10,068,258

SPONSORED STORIES AND NEWS STORIES WITHIN A NEWSFEED OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:logging, by a social networking computer system, information related to actions performed by users of a social networking system;
receiving, by the social networking computer system, an advertisement request from an advertiser to sponsor stories for display in user interfaces for viewing users, each of the sponsored stories comprising:
a message to a viewing user of the social networking system that includes information related to an action performed by one or more users with whom the viewing user is connected in the social networking system,
wherein the action is selectable by the advertiser from a plurality of actions provided to the advertiser by the social networking computer system;
for each of the viewing users:
selecting, by the social networking computer system, information about one or more actions performed by other users with whom the viewing user is connected in the social networking system to identify candidate information to include in stories for display to the viewing user in a newsfeed;
identifying, from the candidate information, matches with an action of the advertisement request;
generating, by a computer processor of the social networking computer system, a plurality of news stories based on the selected candidate information and a plurality of sponsored stories based on the selected candidate information that was identified as a match with an action of the advertisement request;
generating, by the social networking computer system, a feed that comprises:
the generated sponsored stories; and
the generated plurality of news stories,
wherein the feed includes a combination of generated news stories and generated sponsored stories that are personalized to the viewing user; and
providing, for display by the social networking computer system, user interfaces including each of the generated feeds for each of the viewing users such that the feeds are different for different viewing users, wherein some of the stories that are sponsored stories in one feed appear as non-sponsored news stories in other feeds.

US Pat. No. 10,067,205

ANALOG SIGNAL CORRECTING CIRCUIT IMPROVING SIGNAL DISTORTION DUE TO CABLE

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A pulse restoration circuit, comprising:a voltage restorator configured to include an OP amplifier and input an input voltage to an input terminal of the OP amplifier;
a rising time restorator configured to be connected to the other input terminal of the OP amplifier; and
a falling time restorator configured to be connected to an output terminal of the OP amplifier, wherein an original signal is restored by the pulse restoration circuit depending on a cable length.

US Pat. No. 10,065,745

ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN AUTOMATED AERIAL VEHICLES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An automated aerial vehicle, comprising:a plurality of motors, each motor coupled to a propeller and configured to rotate the propeller;
a power supply connected to the plurality of motors and configured to provide electricity to the plurality of motors;
an inventory engagement mechanism for engagement and transport of items; and
a control system, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing program instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to at least:
control the plurality of motors to fly the automated aerial vehicle along a flight path to travel to a destination;
determine a first location along the flight path where the automated aerial vehicle may execute a first electricity generation procedure that includes utilizing a first relative airflow at the first location to rotate a propeller to generate electricity from the motor that is coupled to the propeller;
determine a second location along the flight path where the automated aerial vehicle may execute a second electricity generation procedure that includes utilizing a second relative airflow at the second location to rotate a propeller to generate electricity from the motor that is coupled to the propeller;
receive a first communication indicating a first condition at the first location, wherein the first condition is related to the first relative airflow at the first location;
receive a second communication indicating a second condition at the second location, wherein the second condition is related to the second relative airflow at the second location;
based at least in part on the indicated first and second conditions, determine that the automated aerial vehicle will perform the first electricity generation procedure at the first location and will not perform the second electricity generation procedure at the second location;
control the plurality of motors to fly the automated aerial vehicle to the first location; and
execute the first electricity generation procedure at the first location.
US Pat. No. 10,067,039

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A PELLET

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method for producing a pellet to be analyzed, so as to identify the substances contained therein, the method comprising:melting a material to produce a molten material stream;
shapelessly cooling the molten material stream to produce a glassy material;
grinding the cooled glassy material; and
pressing at least a portion of the ground glassy material to form a pressed pellet,
wherein said grinding of the glassy material is at least partially performed at the same time as said cooling thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,070,540

ENCLOSED MEDIA DEVICE WITH IMPROVED HEAT TRANSFER CAPABILITIES

Peerless Industries, Inc....

1. A media device enclosure comprising:a housing defining:
an interior sized and configured to receive a media device therein;
a front opening; and
a back opening;
a front cover coupled to the housing and configured to cover the front opening;
a back cover coupled to the housing and configured to cover the back opening, the back cover comprising at least one opening defined therein; and
at least one vent plug operatively connected to the back cover, each of the at least one vent plug positioned within one of the at least one opening, the at least one vent plug allowing the ingress and egress of air into and out of the interior, the at least one vent plug not allowing the ingress of liquids into the interior;
wherein the housing, the front cover, and the back cover form a substantially sealed structure that is resistant to the ingress of liquid into the interior and resistant to the ingress of air into the interior except via the at least one vent plug.

US Pat. No. 10,068,516

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a timing controller to generate output image data;
a data driver to convert the output image data to a data voltage;
a display panel comprising a plurality of areas to display an image in accordance with the data voltage; and
a temperature sensor to sense an external temperature,
wherein the timing controller comprises:
a first compensator configured to receive input image data and convert the input image data to first image data on the basis of a color compensation value;
a second compensator configured to receive the first image data, to select a temperature compensation value according to the external temperature, and to convert the first image data to second image data on the basis of the selected temperature compensation value; and
a third compensator configured to select a kickback voltage compensation value according to an area from among the plurality of areas and to convert the second image data to the output image data on the basis of the selected kickback voltage compensation value,
wherein:
the color compensation value comprises a high-color compensation value and a low-color compensation value;
the first compensator converts the input image data to first high image data on the basis of the high-color compensation value, converts the input image data to first low image data on the basis of the low-color compensation value, and outputs the first high image data and the first low image data as the first image data;
the second compensator converts the first high image data and the first low image data to second high image data and second low image data, respectively, on the basis of the selected temperature compensation value and outputs the second high image data and the second low image data as the second image data; and
the third compensator converts the second high image data and the second low image data to output high image data and output low image data, respectively, on the basis of the kickback voltage compensation value selected according to the areas and outputs the output high image data and the output low image data as the output image data.

US Pat. No. 10,066,954

PARKING SUGGESTIONS

Spotify AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A method of navigating a vehicle to a parking space using a computing device, the method comprising:determining a set of user parking preferences for a user associated with the computing device wherein the user parking preferences define how important each of a plurality of parking area characteristics are to the user;
determining a destination;
determining a best available parking space by:
locating parking areas within a predefined distance of the destination having vacant parking spaces; and
ranking the parking areas based on how well the parking areas having vacant spaces match the user parking preferences; and
routing the vehicle to the best available parking space.

US Pat. No. 10,065,307

SUBSTRATE TRANSPORT APPARATUS

Brooks Automation Inc., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus comprising:a frame;
a drive section connected to the frame, the drive section including a shoulder drive section disposed in the frame and an articulated joint drive section, the shoulder drive section including a shoulder axis rotation motor and a Z-drive motor; and
an articulated arm having a configuration that has a common shoulder joint and a predetermined number of articulating joints, the articulated arm being connected to the drive section for articulation of at least one of the articulating joints so that the articulating joints are moved independently by the drive section and effect transport motion with the articulated arm along a transport plane;
wherein the frame is of a semi-monocoque configuration and includes a substantially rigid spine that includes at least one shoulder drive of the shoulder drive section and engaged with each motor of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section so that each motor depends from the substantially rigid spine and static and dynamic driving loads generated by all motors of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section and all drive transmissions drivingly coupling the motors of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section to the articulated arm effecting the transport motion of the articulated arm bear against and are transmitted via the substantially rigid spine to the semi-monocoque frame so as to be borne by the semi-monocoque frame and the substantially rigid spine, integral to and with the semi-monocoque frame, onto a base of the semi-monocoque frame, the substantially rigid spine being distinct from and substantially rigid relative to adjacent integral sections of the semi-monocoque configuration that are adjacent the substantially rigid spine, where the substantially rigid spine is coupled to the adjacent integral sections of the semi-monocoque configuration of the frame so that the adjacent integral sections depend from the substantially rigid spine and the substantially rigid spine fixes the attitude of the transport plane.

US Pat. No. 10,070,559

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM CASE AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage system case comprising:a body unit comprising a battery accommodating unit configured to accommodate a plurality of batteries, and a control module mounting unit comprising a mounting plate on both sides of which control modules are configured to be mounted to control charge/discharge of the plurality of batteries, the mounting plate having an opening extending from a first side of the mounting plate to a second side of the mounting plate opposite the first side;
a casing cover coupled to the body unit to face the first side of the mounting plate; and
a heat-dissipation unit located opposite the casing cover and coupled to the mounting plate to dissipate heat generated by a first control module among the control modules to an outside thereof,
wherein the heat-dissipation unit is coupled to the second side of the mounting plate to completely block the opening such that a space between the mounting plate and the casing cover is sealed from an external environment.

US Pat. No. 10,070,550

FIXING DEVICE FOR CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fixing device for a circuit board, configured to fix a circuit board onto a component to be fixed and comprising:a holding portion, configured to hold the circuit board, wherein the holding portion comprises a containing space and a top portion, the top portion comprises an opening allowing the circuit board to pass through the opening to be inserted in the containing space;
a fixing portion, wherein the fixing portion is connected with the bottom portion of the holding portion, and the fixing portion is configured to fix onto the component to be fixed,
wherein the fixing portion is detachably fixed onto the component to be fixed, the fixing portion comprises: a insertion head, configured to adapt to a mounting hole in the component to be fixed, wherein the insertion head can be inserted in the mounting hole; and a neck portion connecting the insertion head and the bottom portion of the holding portion, wherein after the insertion head is inserted in the mounting hole, an outer circumferential surface of the neck portion is rightly opposite to an inner surface of the mounting hole,
wherein a section shape of the mounting hole cut by a plane parallel to the top portion is a first quadrangle, a section shape of the insertion head cut by the plane parallel to the top portion is a second quadrangle, a length of the first quadrangle is larger than that of the second quadrangle, a width of the first quadrangle is larger than that of the second quadrangle, and the width of the first quadrangle is smaller than the length of the second quadrangle, and after the insertion head is inserted in the mounting hole and is rotated by an angle more than 0° and less than 180°, the insertion head and the mounting hole form a crossed structure.

US Pat. No. 10,070,477

MODIFICATION OF NON-GUARANTEED BIT RATE (NON-GBR) BEARERS THROUGH WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS INTO GUARANTEED BIT RATE (GBR) BEARERS THROUGH THE WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication network to modify a non-Guaranteed Bit Rate (non-GBR) bearer through a wireless repeater chain into a Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) bearer through the wireless repeater chain, the method comprising:a wireless access node that comprises a Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB exchanging user data with User Equipment (UE);
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data through the wireless repeater chain;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data with a latency that exceeds a latency threshold;
the wireless access node transferring a bearer modification request for the UE to a core packet network when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer-and through the wireless repeater chain and with the latency that exceeds the latency threshold; and
the wireless access node receiving a bearer modification instruction for the UE from the core packet network to modify the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and responsively modifying the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and exchanging additional user data with the UE over the GBR bearer through the wireless repeater chain.

US Pat. No. 10,069,446

BRUSHLESS SERVO

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A brushless servo comprising:a direct current (DC) brushless motor comprising an output shaft;
a reduction gearbox comprising a speed reduction mechanism; and
a control circuit board comprising a plurality of layers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) that are spaced apart from each other, and two adjacent PCBs are electrically connected to each other via a flexible circuit board;
wherein the output shaft of the DC brushless motor is connected to the speed reduction mechanism in the reduction gearbox, the DC brushless motor and the control circuit board are arranged side by side at one side of the reduction gearbox, the DC brushless motor and the reduction gearbox are arranged along a height-wise direction of the brushless servo, the DC brushless motor and the control circuit board are arranged along a length-wise direction of the brushless servo, and the plurality of layers of PCBs are arranged along the height-wise direction of the brushless servo; and
wherein a lowermost one of the plurality of layers of PCBs is located adjacent to a top of the reduction gearbox, and at least one of the plurality of layers of PCBs comprises a left end that has a shape matching and contacting a circumferential surface of the DC brushless motor.

US Pat. No. 10,069,323

CHARGE-DISCHARGE DEVICE WITH EQUALIZATION FUNCTION USING BOTH CONVERTOR AND MULTI-STAGE VOLTAGE DOUBLER RECTIFIER CIRCUIT

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A charge device comprising:a multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit in which two series-connected diodes are connected in parallel, respectively, to each of series-connected 1st to nth capacitors (where n is an integer of 2 or more), and an intermediate capacitor is further connected, respectively, to each intermediate point of the two series-connected diodes;
a converter comprising an element configured to be applied with a rectangular waveform voltage during operation; and
an input circuit operable, in response to receiving an input of a voltage from the element, to output a voltage to the multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit,
wherein the charge device is configured such that the series-connected 1st to nth capacitors are connected to an output part of the converter to thereby charge the 1st to nth capacitors by an output voltage of the converter, and a voltage is input from the element into the multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit via the input circuit to thereby equally charge the 1st to nth capacitors via a different path from the path of the charge of the 1st to nth capacitors by the output voltage of the converter.

US Pat. No. 10,068,996

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, FABRICATION METHOD, AND DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate; and
at least one thin-film-transistor, wherein, the thin-film-transistor includes:
an active layer formed on the substrate, including a source region, a drain region, and a channel region located between the source region and the drain region;
a source electrode metal contact layer, a drain electrode metal contact layer, and a barrier layer formed on a side of the active layer facing away from the substrate, wherein:
the source electrode metal contact layer, the drain electrode metal contact layer, and the barrier layer are different regions of a same layer;
the source electrode metal contact layer has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the source region;
the drain electrode metal contact layer has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the drain electrode; and
the barrier layer is located between the source electrode metal contact layer and the drain electrode metal contact layer, and has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the channel region; and
a source electrode formed on a side of the source electrode metal contact layer facing away from active layer, a drain electrode formed on a side of the drain electrode metal contact layer facing away from the active layer, and a gate electrode insulated from the barrier layer and formed on a side of the barrier layer facing away from the active layer, wherein:
the source electrode is electrically connected to the source region in the active layer through the source electrode metal contact layer; and
the drain electrode is electrically connected to the drain region in the active layer through the drain electrode metal contact layer.

US Pat. No. 10,067,351

OPTICAL ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam of a different wavelength, each emitted beam having a fast diverging axis and a slow diverging axis;
a hybrid lens disposed optically downstream of the array of beam emitters, the hybrid lens having (i) a first surface for collimating the beams along the fast diverging axis, and (ii) a second surface for reducing divergence of the beams along the slow diverging axis;
disposed optically downstream of the hybrid lens, an optical rotator for rotating the beams;
disposed optically downstream of the optical rotator, focusing optics for focusing the rotated beams toward a dispersive element;
disposed optically downstream of the focusing optics, the dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams; and
disposed optically downstream of the dispersive element, a partially reflective output coupler for receiving the dispersed beams, reflecting a first portion thereof back toward the dispersive element, and transmitting a second portion thereof as a multi-wavelength output beam.

US Pat. No. 10,070,545

ELECTRICAL DEVICE

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. An electrical device, comprising:a housing; and
at least one receiving duct, which is accessible from an outer side of the housing, for an electronic data storage means which can be inserted into the receiving duct and, as a result, can make contact with electrical components arranged in the electrical device and optionally can be removed again from the receiving duct,
wherein the receiving duct is surrounded at least partially by a grip cavity on the outer side of the housing, which grip cavity is designed as a hollow recess with respect to the outer contour of the housing,
wherein at least one light exit opening for light output by at least one electric light source of the electrical device is arranged within the grip cavity, and
wherein a light exit duct is arranged within the grip cavity, which light exit duct is designed as another hollow recess with respect to the surface of the grip cavity, the light exit duct being defined by a wall of the housing extending from the grip cavity and further into a more interior portion of the housing relative to the grip cavity, the light exit duct being open through the grip cavity to a region outside of the housing, wherein the light exit opening is arranged in the wall of the housing that defines of the light exit duct.

US Pat. No. 10,070,484

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR A HEATING SURFACE HAVING A SELECTABLE SHAPE, SIZE, LOCATION, AND HEAT INTENSITY

Colorado State University...

1. A heating appliance for an object, the heating appliance comprising:a heating structure having a lower surface and a flat upper surface for supporting and imparting heat into the object; and
an array of heating elements arranged on the lower surface of the heating structure in an m×n array having m columns and n rows, each element thermally coupled to a region of the structure for heating its respective region of the structure independently of other regions of the structure associated with the other heating elements;
an array of light sensors arranged on the lower surface of the heating structure proximate the array of heating elements to detect a blockage of light at the array of light sensors from a placement of the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure; and
a controller to:
display a plurality of shapes on a graphical user interface (GUI), wherein the GUI is located separate from the controller and configured to communicate with the controller using wireless communications, the plurality of shapes comprising at least one of a circle, a rectangle, and a hexagon;
receive size and location information for the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure from the array of light sensors;
display a size and location representation for the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure on the GUI;
receive a user selection of one of the shapes through the GUI;
receive a user selection of a size for the selected one shape through the GUI comprising at least one of an approximate diameter of the circle and an approximate length of a side of the rectangle;
receive a user selection of a location for the selected shape on the flat upper surface of the heating structure through the GUI;
map the selected one shape, the selected size, and the selected location to a heating region representing a portion of the heating elements having the selected one shape at the selected size at the selected location on the flat upper surface; and
selectively energize the portion of the heating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,069,895

WIRELESS CONTENT LOADER FOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A content loader for downloading multimedia content having a predetermined size from a remote content server over one or a combination of a first wireless network and a second wireless network to a content server of an entertainment system of an aircraft having an electrical system, the content loader comprising:a multi-mode wireless data communications module executed by one or more hardware processors and having at least a first communications mode corresponding to the first wireless network and a second communications mode corresponding to the second wireless network;
a controller that establishes a data link to the remote content server with the multi-mode wireless data communications module, the controller activating either one or both of the first communications mode and the second communications mode based at least in part upon an evaluation of availability of the first wireless network being within range;
a data storage device that stores the retrieved multimedia content and has a capacity of 256 GB or more accommodating the predetermined size of the retrieved multimedia content; and
an electrical power storage device selectively connectible to the multi-mode wireless data communications module, the controller, and the data storage device, the electrical power storage device being selectively connected in response to the electrical system of the aircraft being powered down, the electrical power storage device being rechargeable;
wherein the controller downloads the multimedia content while the electrical system of the aircraft is powered down, the predetermined size of the multimedia content being based upon a time period between scheduled operations of the aircraft during which the multimedia content is to be transmitted from the remote content server, the electrical power storage device having a capacity of 80 watt-hours or more to power the multi-mode wireless communications module, the controller, and the data storage device specifically for the time period during which the multimedia content is to be transmitted from the remote content server, and wherein the controller further copies the multimedia content stored on the data storage device to the content server of the entertainment system following the electrical system of the aircraft being powered up upon resuming the operation of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,069,661

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION NODE FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

15. A communication node, comprising:a memory that stores executable modules; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, that executes or facilitates execution of the executable modules, comprising:
a receiving module configured to receive an interference signal from an interference node;
a combining module configured to combine the interference signal and a to-be-sent signal resulting in a combined signal; and
a sending module configured to send the combined signal in a manner in which the combined signal are receivable by at least one second node,
wherein the first node is at least in a full-duplex mode in a radio resource for sending the combined signal, and
wherein the at least one second node is configured to receive, in the radio resource, the combined signal sent by the first node, and receive the interference signal from the interference node.

US Pat. No. 10,069,643

DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

KIP PROD P1 LP, New York...

1. A digital media device at a user premises for providing a dynamic graphical user interface for display by a television display, the digital media device comprising:at least one interface configured to receive media for presentation via the television display and configured to communicate with a gateway device and a plurality of digital devices at the user premises, wherein the gateway device is configured to provide, via a network, access to one or more application services;
memory that locally stores one or more media applications, wherein the media applications include
a first media application associated with media available from a first service provider, the first media application being configured to establish bidirectional communication with the first service provider, and
a second media application associated with media available from a second service provider, the second media application being configured to establish bidirectional communication with the second service provider;
at least one processor coupled to the memory and the at least one interface, wherein the at least one processor is configured to provide
a first composite signal for displaying a composite image on the television display, wherein the composite image represents
media obtained and/or accessible via the at least one interface and
the one or more application services, the first media application, and/or the second media application provided via the gateway device, and
a second composite signal for displaying, via the television display, user selectable icons that represent at least one of
respective digital devices at the user premises and/or media available from the respective digital devices, or
streamable video media available and/or obtained from at least one of the first service provider or second service provider,
wherein the digital media device is configured to provide graphical interaction with one or more distribution systems via a graphical user interface displayed on the television display, wherein the graphical interaction, via the graphical user interface, includes access to the user selectable icons displayed by the television display; and
wherein one or more of the user selectable icons, when selected, are configured to generate a respective image corresponding to the selected user selectable icon, and wherein the processor is configured to cause the television display to display the respective image overlaid on or inserted into the composite image to form a separate composite image.

US Pat. No. 10,068,931

HOLLOWED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:providing a mask associated with a plurality of layers in an electronic display, wherein the plurality of layers comprises a display layer and an activating layer;
forming a hollow corresponding to the mask within a display substrate associated with the display layer, and an activating substrate associated with the activating layer to create a hollowed substrate, the hollowed substrate comprising a hollowed display substrate and a hollowed activating substrate;
distributing a plurality of row and column electrodes associated with the display layer, wherein the plurality of row electrodes and column electrodes are distributed on the display substrate in a modified grid-like pattern circumventing the hollow corresponding to the mask;
combining the display layer and the activating layer to obtain the electronic display, wherein the electronic display comprises the hollow; and
disposing a sensor inside the hollow.

US Pat. No. 10,068,693

MULTI-LAYER WIRING STRUCTURE, MAGNETIC ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A manufacturing method of a multi-layer wiring structure, comprising steps of:providing a first conductive structure and a second conductive structure, each of the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure comprising a plurality of wiring patterns and being a single conductive layer made of a metal material or an alloy material, the first conductive structure or the second conductive structure comprising a confining structure at an edge of the first conductive structure or the second conductive structure or a space between two of the wiring patterns, the first conductive structure comprising a first connection strip and the second conductive structure comprising a second connection strip, the wiring patterns of the first conductive structure having the same shape and being connected to the first connection strip, the wiring patterns of the second conductive structure having the same shape and being connected to the second connection strip;
disposing an insulating layer between the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure;
inserting a first positioning pin in a first positioning hole formed on the confining structure along a laminating direction; and
laminating the first conductive structure, the insulating layer and the second conductive structure to form the multi-layer wiring structure, wherein an entire insulating thickness between the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure is thinner than the single conductive layer of the first conductive structure or the second conductive structure after the laminating step.

US Pat. No. 10,068,151

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR ENHANCING READABILITY

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for enhancing readability of an image displayed on a terminal, comprising:acquiring image feature information of the image;
identifying an image type of the image based on the image feature information;
selecting a readability enhancing way corresponding to the image type; and
enhancing the image by the readability enhancing way,
wherein the image feature information comprises a pixel distribution corresponding relationship of at least one color channel, the pixel distribution corresponding relationship comprising a corresponding relationship between a color level and a number of pixels with the color level;
wherein identifying the image type of the image based on the image feature information comprises:
detecting whether a changing pattern of the numbers of pixels corresponding to adjacent color levels is an abrupt changing pattern;
determining that the image type of the image is a nature image in the case that the changing pattern is not the abrupt changing pattern; and
determining that the image type of the image is a user interface image in the case that the changing pattern is the abrupt changing pattern; and
wherein the adjacent color levels are two color levels that have a difference less than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,068,136

EVENT DETECTION BASED ON VIDEO METADATA

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A system for analyzing video metadata relating to one or more transactions at a point-of-sale (POS) device, the system comprising one or more processors and one or more storage devices cooperating to:receive a feed of video metadata containing information about a video stream corresponding to video events occurring at a customer POS region and video events occurring at a cashier POS region;
select and execute one or more of a plurality of metadata analysis techniques on the video metadata to identify the presence or absence of a customer at the customer POS region during a time window corresponding to a return transaction;
wherein the one or more selected and executed metadata analysis techniques include at least an inclusion technique that, for a particular transaction, returns an indication of no fraud if an object present in the video metadata, during the time window associated with the return transaction, is determined to overlap with the customer POS region by more than a predetermined percentage of the customer POS region.

US Pat. No. 10,070,542

ELECTRONIC-CIRCUIT UNIT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:a circuit board having a plate surface;
electronic components mounted on the plate surface of the circuit board; and
an outer case formed on the circuit board by a mold resin, wherein
the circuit board includes a mold exclusion part having a rear surface side covered by the mold resin and a front surface side exposed from the outer case, the front surface side includes a part of the plate surface of the circuit board which is mounted with the electronic components, and a perimeter of the mold exclusion part is covered by the outer case formed by the mold resin, wherein
the outer case is multi-material molded using plural kinds of resin having different fluidities, and wherein
a rear wall of the outer case includes a first portion that covers the rear surface side of the mold exclusion part and a second portion that abuts the first portion, the first portion is made of one of the plural kinds of the resin having a fluidity higher than a fluidity of another one of the plural kinds of the resin constituting the second portion of the outer case,
the mold resin that covers the perimeter of the mold exclusion part is the one of the plural kinds of the resin having the higher fluidity, and
the outer case includes a front portion that covers a portion of the plate surface of the circuit board that is spaced apart from the mold exclusion part, and the front portion is made from the another one of the plural kinds of resin.

US Pat. No. 10,070,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STACKING RECEIVER CHANNELS FOR INCREASED SYSTEM THROUGH-PUT IN AN RF DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for increasing throughput during wireless communication, the method comprising:transmitting, from a base station, data information on at least one data channel and control information on at least one control channel;
receiving, at the base station, information relating to a channel condition of the at least one data channel;
determining, in response to the received information, if the channel condition on the at least one data channel is unacceptable;
if the channel condition on the at least on data channel is unacceptable, transmitting, from the base station, a signal informing a subscriber station that subsequent data information will be transmitted on the at least one control channel, where the signal is transmitted on the at least one control channel prior to transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel; and
transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel instead of the at least one data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,070,030

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO MAXIMIZE THE DISPLAY AREA OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a display associated with the mobile device, the display comprising a display surface for displaying a plurality of icons; and
a sensor disposed beneath the display surface at a location coincident with at least one of the plurality of icons, the at least one icon comprising a sensor icon, a physical component of the sensor underneath the display surface visible as at least a part of an appearance of the sensor icon, the display surface at the location functioning as both a display for the sensor icon and an access point to the sensor, the sensor icon operable to activate the sensor when selected, and the sensor operable to perform a sensing function when activated.

US Pat. No. 10,069,641

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION NETWORK

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

7. A communication network comprising a master and a number of subscribers,the master and the subscribers being connected to one another via a data line,
the master comprising a transmit interface to the data line by which the master sends a message to the subscribers and a receive interface to the data line by which the master receives the message from the subscribers after passing through the subscribers,
the message comprising a data field wherein a first of the subscribers, on receiving the message,
reads data out of the data field of the message so that the data field is empty after reading the data out, and
forwards the message with the data field empty, after reading the data out, to at least one other of the subscribers, and
wherein a second subscriber of the at least one other subscribers, on receiving the message with the empty data field, writes data into the empty data field of the message.

US Pat. No. 10,068,861

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a pad, disposed on a substrate;
a protective layer, disposed on the substrate, the protective layer having a first opening, the first opening exposing a portion of a surface of the pad;
a plurality of convex patterns, disposed on the protective layer;
a redistribution layer, disposed on the convex patterns, wherein the redistribution layer extends from the pad to the convex patterns;
a bump, disposed on the convex patterns; and
a cap layer, disposed on the bump.

US Pat. No. 10,067,856

EMPLOYING CODE OVERLAYS TO FACILITATE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method for editing and testing computer programming code, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, a first file comprising computer programming code;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a code overlay comprising one or more modifications to be applied to the computer programming code of the first file;
determining, by the one or more computer processors, a first location within the computer programming code of the first file, at which to apply the code overlay;
receiving, by one or more processors, a first input that identifies one or more lines of computer programming code within the first file;
determining, by one or more processors, one or more offset values corresponding to the identified one or more lines of computer programming code of the first file;
creating, by one or more processors, another code overlay based, at least in part, on identified one or more lines of computer programming code and the corresponding one or more offset values associated with the identified one or more lines of computer programming code of the first file;
receiving, by one or more processors, a second input that identifies a storage location of the other code overlay; and
storing, by one or more processors, the other code overlay within the storage location of the second input;
generating, by one or more processors, a second file comprising uncompiled composite computer programming code, wherein the uncompiled composite computer programming code includes the computer programming code of the first file modified by the one or more modifications of the code overlay applied at the first location; and
executing, by one or more computer processors, the uncompiled composite computer programming code of the second file to test the uncompiled composite computer programming code of the second file.

US Pat. No. 10,067,163

PROBE CARD CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNALS

MPI CORPORATION, Hsinchu...

1. A probe card capable of transmitting high-frequency signals provided by a device under test (DUT), wherein the DUT includes an output pin group and an input pin group for sending and receiving the high-frequency signals respectively, the probe card comprising:a first signal pin group, which is made of a conductive material, for contacting the output pin group of the DUT;
a second signal pin group, which is made of a conductive material, for contacting the input pin group of the DUT; and
a band circuit, which is electrically connected to the first signal pin group and the second signal pin group to allow signals within a bandwidth to pass therethrough, and signals beyond the bandwidth are attenuated or filtered out; wherein, a lowest frequency of the bandwidth is 0 Hz; the high-frequency signals for transmission are within the bandwidth; the band circuit comprises at least a capacitor, a first signal wire group, and a second signal wire group, wherein the first signal wire group and the second signal wire group are respectively connected to two ends of the capacitor; the first signal wire group and the second signal wire group are made of a conductive material, and are respectively electrically connected to the first signal pin group and the second signal pin group; the first signal wire group and the second signal wire group respectively have at least one conductive wire, wherein each of the conductive wires comprises a plurality of wire segments, and each two connected wire segments have different diameters;
whereby, once the output pin group of the DUT sends the high-frequency signals, the high-frequency signals are transmitted to the band circuit through the first signal pin group, and then transmitted to the input pin group of the DUT through the second signal pin group.

US Pat. No. 10,066,902

HOLSTER HAVING A ROTATABLE LOCKOUT ELEMENT

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A holster for a handgun, comprising:a holster body defining an at least partial cavity;
a lever having a finger button portion and an engagement portion, wherein said lever includes a locking projection extending from at least a portion of said engagement portion, and wherein said lever is pivotally attached or coupled to at least a portion of said holster, approximately between said finger button portion and said engagement portion; and
a lockout element rotatably attached or coupled to at least a portion of said holster such that said lockout element is rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position utilizing a separate key for engaging the rotatable lockout element, and wherein at least a portion of a locking portion of said lockout element is positioned above at least a portion of said engagement portion of said lever when said lockout element is in said locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,066,261

METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING NUCLEIC ACID

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A method for amplifying a nucleic acid, comprising the steps of:irradiating a photo-responsive nucleic acid with light having a first wavelength to make the photo-responsive nucleic acid capable of associating with a first nucleic acid of a double stranded nucleic acid, wherein the double stranded nucleic acid comprises the first nucleic acid and a second nucleic acid, wherein the first nucleic acid is a single strand, and the second nucleic acid is a single strand and comprises a nucleotide sequence complementary to the first nucleic acid;
allowing complementary association of the photo-responsive nucleic acid with the first nucleic acid to dissociate the second nucleic acid from the first nucleic acid;
allowing complementary association of a first primer to the dissociated second nucleic acid; and
extending a complementary strand from the first primer with a DNA polymerase,
wherein the method is carried out under a substantially isothermal condition, and
wherein all the steps are repeated to amplify the nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,065,386

SLIDE MOTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR MECHANICAL PRESS

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A slide motion control apparatus for a mechanical press comprising:a slide which is disposed so as to be relatively vertically movable with respect to a driven body to which a drive force is transmitted through a con rod of the mechanical press;
a relative position command unit that outputs a relative position command indicating a relative position of the slide with respect to the driven body;
a relative position detecting unit that detects a relative position of the slide with respect to the driven body, and outputs a relative position detecting signal indicating the detected relative position;
a servomotor;
a drive mechanism that relatively moves the slide with respect to the driven body by a drive force of the servomotor; and
a control unit configured to control the servomotor based on a relative position command signal output from the relative position command unit, and the relative position detecting signal output from the relative position detecting unit, wherein
a plurality of relative position detecting units, a plurality of servomotors, and a plurality of drive mechanisms are respectively provided,
the plurality of relative position detecting units respectively detect a plurality of relative positions of the slide with respect to the driven body and respectively output relative position detecting signals indicating the detected relative positions,
the plurality of drive mechanisms relatively move the slide with respect to the driven body by drive forces of the plurality of servomotors,
the control unit is configured to respectively control the plurality of servomotors based on the relative position command signal output from the relative position command unit, and the plurality of relative position detecting signals output from the plurality of relative position detecting units,
the slide includes a plurality of inner slides which are disposed so as to be respectively vertically movable with respect to the driven body,
the plurality of relative position detecting units respectively detect relative positions of the plurality of inner slides with respect to the driven body,
the plurality of drive mechanisms relatively move the plurality of inner slides respectively and independently,
the relative position command unit respectively outputs relative position commands indicating the relative positions of the plurality of inner slides with respect to the driven body, and
the control unit is configured to control the plurality of servomotors, respectively, based on the plurality of relative position command signals which correspond to the plurality of inner slides and are output from the relative position command unit, and the plurality of relative position detecting signals output from the plurality of relative position detecting units.

US Pat. No. 10,070,498

LED TUBE LAMP WITH IMPROVED COMPATIBILITY WITH ELECTRICAL BALLASTS

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
a first external connection terminal and a second external connection terminal coupled to the lamp tube and for receiving an external driving signal;
a rectifying circuit coupled to the first external connection terminal and the second external connection terminal and configured to rectify the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit and configured to filter the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;
an LED module coupled to the filtering circuit and configured to receive the filtered signal for emitting light; and
a conduction-delaying circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit and comprising a conduction-delaying device, wherein the conduction-delaying circuit is configured such that when the external driving signal is initially input to the LED tube lamp, the conduction-delaying device is in an open-circuit state, and then the conduction-delaying device enters a conducting state when voltage across the conduction-delaying device exceeds a trigger voltage value of the conduction-delaying device, wherein the conducting state of the conduction-delaying device causes the LED module to conduct current for emitting light,
wherein the conduction-delaying device comprises a first electronic switch, and the conduction-delaying circuit further comprises a second electronic switch and a first capacitor; the first electronic switch has a first terminal coupled to the second electronic switch, and has a second terminal coupled to the first capacitor; and the conduction-delaying circuit is configured such that when the external driving signal is initially input at the first external connection terminal and second external connection terminal, the second electronic switch enters in an open-circuit state, and the first capacitor is charged so as to cause the first electronic switch to enter a conducting state to an extent to trigger the second electronic switch to enter into a conducting state, allowing the LED module to conduct current for emitting light.

US Pat. No. 10,070,096

AUTOMATIC PLAYBACK OVERSHOOT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A system for displaying program material, the system comprising:a memory configured to store the program material; and
a processor configured to:
receive a first command at a first position of the program material to initiate a trick mode,
cause a first preview position of the program material to be displayed, the first preview position of the program material being offset in time relative to the first position of the program material by a positional difference,
update the first position of the program material to a second position of the program material and the first preview position of the program material to a second preview position of the program material according to a rate of the trick mode, the second preview position of the program material being offset in time relative to the second position of the program material by the positional difference,
cause the second preview position of the program material of the program material to be displayed,
terminate the trick mode at the second preview position of the program material in response to receiving a second command to resume playback at the second preview position of the program material, the second position of the program material being less than the positional difference from the second preview position of the program material when playback of the program material is resumed at the second preview position of the program material, and
cause playback of the program material to resume at the second position of the program material in response to the second command.

US Pat. No. 10,069,696

DATA ACQUISITION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRIVERLESS VEHICLE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A data acquisition method for a driverless vehicle, comprising:acquiring sensor information from each sensor among at least one sensor of the driverless vehicle, the sensor information comprising: an importance level, a collection period, and a number of data packets required to be collected per collection period;
selecting a sensor having a highest importance level among the at least one sensor as a first sensor;
selecting at least one sensor other than the first sensor from the at least one sensor based on the importance level of the sensor to form a second sensor set;
acquiring a start time of a current time window, and executing following data processing steps: executing real-time acquiring and storing operations on data packets collected by each sensor among the at least one sensor after the start time of the current time window;
determining whether any condition in a following condition group is met: a collection period of the first sensor has elapsed from the start time of the current time window to a current time; a number of acquired and stored data packets collected by the first sensor has reached the number of data packets required to be collected per collection period of the first sensor, and a number of the acquired and stored data packets collected by each sensor in the second sensor set has reached the number of data packets required to be collected per collection period of the sensor; and setting the start time of the current time window to the current time in response to determining that any condition in the condition group is met, and continuing executing the data processing steps.

US Pat. No. 10,068,714

ENERGY STORAGE MODULE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. An energy storage module (10) comprising a plurality of energy storage assemblies (12) electrically connected to one another, the module comprising an external casing (40) in which are arranged the storage assemblies (12) and at least one heat exchanger (24), the module being characterized in that:the energy storage assemblies (12) are disposed side by side on at least two distinct levels (N1, N2), the at least one heat exchanger (24) being positioned between two adjacent levels so as to be in thermal contact with at least one storage assembly of each of the two adjacent levels on two opposite respective contact faces (26A, 26B) of the heat exchanger,
said at least one heat exchanger (24) is fixed to the external casing (40) of the module at least at a securing wall (28) that is distinct from the contact faces (26A, 26B), the securing walls of the heat exchanger being configured in such a way that the module has a space between the corresponding securing walls (28; 44) of the heat exchanger and said external casing, at least at a location distinct from a securing site (70), and
wherein the heat exchanger comprises connectors (32, 34) forming a fluid inlet and outlet, these connectors being configured to pass through a corresponding hole (52) of the external casing (40), a seal (54) being interposed between the external casing and the connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,068,500

COLOR DISPLAY SYSTEM

The Sherwin-Williams Comp...

1. A color selection device comprising:a color selection pod, comprising:
a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the first side and the second side defining a cavity therebetween, the first side designating a first color and the second side containing a receptacle, the receptacle extending from the second side and configured to hold one or more removable chips, each chip designating a second color, wherein the second color corresponds to the first color or a shade of the first color.

US Pat. No. 10,067,727

AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF DIFFERENTIAL LATENCY BETWEEN DISPLAYS

Barco N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A method of measurement of differential latency between a plurality of displays located at different endpoints of a network, the displays being driven by one or more rendering machines and being configured to refresh images on different displays at the same point in time so that the content of each displayed image can only change after the completion of the previous displayed frame, the method comprising:streaming test images from a data source over the network to the plurality of displays at the different endpoints, the data source not being one of the plurality of displays, and displaying the test images on the displays;
capturing the displayed images, at the different endpoints with an image recording device; and
measuring end-to-end differential latency between displayed images and for putting in vector form as vectors, wherein the vectors are used to perform differential compensation of the delays at the displays.

US Pat. No. 10,066,642

CENTRIFUGAL AIR BLOWER

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A centrifugal air blower comprising:a fan composed of a bottom plate fixed to a rotating shaft, a plurality of blades whose bases are fixed to an outer circumference of the bottom plate, and an annular rim provided concentrically with the bottom plate to couple distal ends of the blades;
a scroll casing for housing the fan and having a suction port on one end side in an axial direction of the rotating shaft;
a spiral flow passage formed around the fan in the scroll casing; and
a tongue part for suppressing an inflow of air from end of winding to beginning of winding of the spiral flow passage,
the tongue part comprising a linear portion that is substantially parallel to an axis of the rotating shaft, a first overhanging section formed on the one end side in the axial direction of the rotating shaft, and a second overhanging section formed on an other end side in the axial direction of the rotating shaft,
wherein the first overhanging section is inclined to increase a first dimension of overhanging in the counter-rotating direction of the fan toward the one end side in the axial direction of the rotating shaft,
and the second overhanging section is inclined to increase a dimension of overhanging in a counter-rotating direction of the fan toward the other end side in the axial direction of the rotating shaft;
characterized in that the first overhanging section forms a first obtuse angle with respect to the linear portion and the second overhanging section forms a second obtuse angle with respect to the linear portion; and
wherein the first obtuse angle is different than the second obtuse angle.
US Pat. No. 10,066,021

ANTIBODIES DIRECTED TO THE DELETION MUTANTS OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREOF

Amgen Fremont Inc., Frem...

1. An isolated antibody that binds to EGFRvIII, the antibody comprising:a light chain variable region amino acid sequence that is at least 90 percent identical to the light chain variable region amino acid sequence in SEQ ID NO: 144;
a heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence that is at least 90 percent identical to the heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence in SEQ ID NO: 142; and
a toxin selected from a group consisting of maytansinoids and saporins conjugated to the antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,070,538

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel having a front surface, the display panel including a first long side, a second long side opposite the first long side, a first short side connected with a first end of the first long side and a first end of a second long side, and a second short side opposite the first short side connected with a second end of the first long side and a second end of the second long side;
a frame being a plate behind the display panel, the frame having a front portion and a rear portion;
an optical member between the display panel and the frame;
a back cover positioned behind the frame;
a bracket positioned adjacent to at least one of the first long side and the second long side of the display panel, the bracket elongated along the at least one of the first long side and the second long side and having a curved surface; and
a film including a first part covering a front surface of the display panel, a second part extended from the first part and covering the curved surface of the bracket, and a third part extended from the second part toward the frame; and
a supporter positioned between the frame and the third part of the film, the supporter being elongated in a direction of a length of the bracket, and the supporter extended from the frame toward the bracket with bending,
wherein a part of the supporter adjacent to the frame is fixed to a side of the frame by a fastening member,
wherein the third part of the film is fixed on a back surface of the supporter such that the third part of the film is between the back surface of the supporter and the back cover,
wherein the second part of the film is not attached to the curved surface of the bracket,
wherein the front portion of the frame faces a rear surface of the optical member,
wherein the first part the second part of the film are exposed to a outside of the display devices, and
wherein the back cover covers at least a part of the third part of the film.

US Pat. No. 10,070,509

COMPACT SRF BASED ACCELERATOR

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. An accelerator comprising:at least one super conducting radio frequency accelerator cavity;
an electron gun;
at least one cavity cooler configured to at least partially encircle and make thermal contact with said super conducting radio frequency accelerator cavity;
a cooling connector wherein said cooling connector has a minimum thermal conductivity of 1×104 W m?1 K?1 at temperatures of 4 degrees K; and
a refrigeration source connected to said cooling connector wherein said refrigeration source conducts heat away from said superconducting radio frequency accelerator cavity via said cooling connector.

US Pat. No. 10,070,284

LOW POWER HIGH FREQUENCY SOCIAL UPDATES FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a mobile device, determining a notification mode based on the mobile device's user interface mode, wherein the user interface mode is based on interactions between a user and the mobile device, and the notification mode is a sleep notification mode, a napping notification mode, or a trickle notification mode;
by the mobile device, determining a radio network state based on the notification mode;
by the mobile device, transmitting to a cellular base station a request for the radio network state, the request causing the cellular base station to transition a connection between the mobile device and the cellular base station to the radio network state, wherein the radio network state comprises an IDLE connected mode when the notification mode comprises the sleep notification mode; and
by the mobile device, transmitting to one or more computing devices a message comprising the notification mode, the message causing the one or more computing devices to transmit one or more messages to the mobile device based on the notification mode.

US Pat. No. 10,070,201

RECOGNITION OF IMAGES WITHIN A VIDEO BASED ON A STORED REPRESENTATION

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

1. A method for detecting an image in one or more frames of a video multimedia presentation, the method comprising:receiving, at a broadcast multimedia receiver, a broadcast multimedia presentation originating from a broadcast server and broadcast via a network, the broadcast multimedia presentation comprising an audio component and a video component;
receiving, at the broadcast multimedia receiver, an electronic programming guide (EPG) data block associated with the broadcast multimedia presentation, wherein the EPG data block comprises one or more keywords describing the content of the broadcast multimedia presentation;
at the broadcast multimedia receiver, determining whether the one or more keywords are associated with a particular category of programming;
if the broadcast multimedia receiver determines that at least one of the one or more keywords are associated with the particular category of programming, then performing steps (a)-(e) as follows:
(a) at the broadcast multimedia receiver, selecting a first frame from the video component of the multimedia presentation;
(b) at the broadcast multimedia receiver, analyzing the first frame for one or more features of an object, wherein the object is a non-textual object and a generic object that is generic to a plurality of different video multimedia presentations;
(c) at the broadcast multimedia receiver, comparing the one or more features to one or more images stored in a database if the one or more features are present in the first frame, wherein the database only contains images associated with the particular category of programming;
(d) at the broadcast multimedia receiver, providing the first frame to a display device for display; and
(e) at the broadcast multimedia receiver, creating an electronic link to access electronic information associated with the object;
if, however, the broadcast multimedia receiver determines none of the one or more keywords are associated with the particular category of programming, then not performing any of steps (a)-(e).

US Pat. No. 10,068,586

BINAURALLY INTEGRATED CROSS-CORRELATION AUTO-CORRELATION MECHANISM

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A sound processing system for estimating parameters from binaural audio data, comprising:a system for inputting binaural audio data having a first channel and a second channel captured from a spatial sound field using at least two microphones;
a binaural signal analyzer including a mechanism that:
performs an autocorrelation on both the first channel and second channel to generate a pair of autocorrelation functions;
performs a first layer cross-correlation between the first channel and second channel to generate a first layer cross-correlation function;
removes the center peak from the first layer cross-correlation function and a selected autocorrelation function to create a modified pair;
performs a second layer cross-correlation between the modified pair to determine a temporal mismatch;
generates a resulting function by replacing the first layer cross correlation function with the selected autocorrelation function using the temporal mismatch such that the center peak of the selected autocorrelation function matches the temporal position of the center peak of the first layer cross correlation function; and
utilizes the resulting function to determine interaural time difference (ITD) parameters and interaural level difference (ILD) parameters of direct sound components and reflected sound components; and
a sound localization system that determines position information of the direct sound components using the ITD and ILD parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,066,400

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. Floor panels provided with a mechanical locking system for vertical and/or horizontal locking of a first edge and a second edge of adjacent floor panels, the adjacent floor panels comprising a plastic wear layer and one or several plastic core layers,wherein one plastic core layer comprises several essentially vertical flexing grooves with a vertical extension of at least about one third of a thickness of the plastic core layer,
wherein the vertical flexing grooves are discontinuous,
and wherein the flexing grooves include first and second longitudinally extending grooves which are closest to one another along a longitudinal direction, which extend mainly in the longitudinal direction, and which are spaced from one another in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,065,949

METHOD OF PREPARING GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE INHIBITORS

GENZYME CORPORATION, Cam...

1. A method of preparing the compound of Formula VIII
comprising reacting a compound of Formula IX

with quinuclidinol.

US Pat. No. 10,065,853

OPTIMIZED EPOXY DIE ATTACH GEOMETRY FOR MEMS DIE

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A differential pressure sensor comprising:a body with a first end, a second end and a header wall therebetween, wherein the first end and the second end comprise first and second isolator diaphragms connected to first and second process fluid inlets, respectively;
a MEMS pressure sensor including a pressure sensing diaphragm with first and second sides mounted on a hollow cylindrical pedestal that is adhesively attached to an annular bottom of a cylindrical cavity in the header wall, wherein the first side of the pressure sensing diaphragm is coupled to the first isolator diaphragm by a first fill fluid volume, and the second side of the pressure sensing diaphragm is coupled to the second isolator diaphragm through an interior of the hollow pedestal by a second fill fluid volume, the first and second fill fluid volumes being separated by an adhesive seal between the bottom of the cylindrical cavity and a bottom of the hollow pedestal, wherein the cylindrical cavity is defined by a first cylindrical wall portion with a first diameter in contact with the annular bottom, a second cylindrical wall portion with a second diameter larger than the first diameter, and a frustoconical portion in contact with the first cylindrical wall portion and the second cylindrical wall portion, and situated between the first and second cylindrical wall portions, and wherein the first diameter is greater than an outer diameter of the hollow cylindrical pedestal, such that a first radial gap separates the hollow cylindrical pedestal from the first cylindrical wall portion, and a second radial gap wider than the first radial gap separates the hollow cylindrical portion from the second cylindrical wall portion; and
at least one sensor element on the pressure sensing diaphragm configured to provide an indication of pressure differences between the first and second process fluids.

US Pat. No. 10,070,533

PHOTO-DEFINABLE GLASS WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS AND GROUND PLANE

3D GLASS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A ground plane and/or RF isolation structure on a substrate comprisinga photo-definable glass substrate having a top surface comprising an electronic device and a bottom surface,
one or more through glass via (TGV) that extends from the top surface to the bottom surface of the photo-definable glass substrate;
a top grounded metal that extends around the electronic device on the top surface; and
a bottom grounded metal that extends around the electronic device on the bottom surface; and
a ground plane structure separated from and electronically connected by the one or more TGV.

US Pat. No. 10,070,505

SCALABLE BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A scalable building control system comprising:at least one battery operated device comprising:
a processor adapted to generate load control messages; and
a wireless network interface adapted to transmit the load control messages over a first wireless network;
a load controller electrically connected to an electric load device, the load controller comprising:
a wireless network interface adapted to receive the load control messages over the first wireless network;
a power controller adapted to control the load device in response to the received load control messages; and
a bridge interface;
a network bridge adapted to couple to the load controller, the network bridge comprising:
a wireless network interface adapted to communicate over a second wireless network; and
a load interface adapted to connect to the bridge interface of the load controller to enable communication between the load controller and the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,068,520

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light-emitting display panel, comprising:a pixel array comprising pixel regions in M rows and N columns, M and N each being an integer greater than or equal to 2;
a plurality of pixel driving circuits, each pixel driving circuit comprising a light-emitting diode and a driving transistor for driving the light-emitting diode;
a plurality of reference voltage signal lines for providing a reference voltage signal to the plurality of pixel driving circuits; and
a plurality of data voltage signal lines for providing a data voltage signal to the plurality of pixel driving circuits;
wherein the plurality of pixel driving circuits comprise a first pixel driving circuit, a second pixel driving circuit and a third pixel driving circuit, the first pixel driving circuit and the second pixel driving circuit are adjacent to each other in a row direction of the pixel array, and the second pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit are adjacent to each other in the row direction of the pixel array;
wherein the first pixel driving circuit and the second pixel driving circuit share one of the plurality of reference voltage signal lines, and the second pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit share one of the plurality of data voltage signal lines; and
wherein the organic light-emitting display panel further comprises a first control signal line and a second control signal line, the first pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit receive the reference voltage signal and the data voltage signal and turn on the light-emitting diodes in the first pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit under control of a first control signal input from the first control signal line, and the second pixel driving circuit receives the reference voltage signal and the data voltage signal and turns on the light-emitting diode in the second pixel driving circuit under control of a second control signal input from the second control signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,067,382

SUPPORTING MEMBER FOR DIFFUSION PLATE AND BACKLIGHT MODULE

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A supporting member for diffusion plate, mounted between a backplane and a diffusion plate, comprising:a fixing portion and a supporting portion; the fixing portion being secured to the backplane; the supporting portion connecting the fixing portion and extending opposite from the fixing portion; the supporting portion contacting and elastically supporting the diffusion plate, when the supporting portion being pressed by a force from an extending direction of the supporting portion, the supporting portion causing an elastic deformation and shortening along the extending direction;
the supporting portion comprises: a supporting plate and one or more reinforcing ribs; the supporting plate connects the fixing portion and extends opposite from the fixing portion; the reinforcing rib connects a junction of the fixing portion and the supporting plate to improve supporting of the supporting plate; the portion of the supporting plate between a top end of the supporting plate and a connecting position of the reinforcing rib and the supporting plate defines an elastic deformation portion; when the supporting portion being pressed by a force from the extending direction, the elastic deformation portion causes an elastic deformation to allow the supporting portion shortening along the extending direction, wherein the supporting plate comprises two short sides and two long sides connected with the fixing portion; a quantity of the reinforcing ribs is two, each reinforcing rib locates at middle of each long side.

US Pat. No. 10,067,301

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR

COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY UK...

1. A connector comprising:two connector portions each including a ferrule and a latch, each latch including a distal end and a proximal end, wherein each latch is pivotable about an intermediate connection point; and
a boot mounted to the connector portions, the boot movable longitudinally relative to the connector portions, wherein the boot causes each latch to pivot such that a lifting motion of the proximal ends of each latch results in a downward motion of the distal ends of each latch, the distal ends of each latch being adapted to pivot toward the ferrule of each connector portion as the boot is moved away from the connector portions.

US Pat. No. 10,065,385

COMPACTING DEVICE FOR COMPACTING CONTAINER

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A compacting apparatus for compacting receptacles, comprising:a compacting unit having at least one first advancing device for transporting at least one receptacle in an insertion direction, the compacting unit being configured to compact the at least one receptacle while the at least one receptacle is being transported in the insertion direction;
a post-compacting unit arranged downstream of the compacting unit in the insertion direction, said post-compacting unit having at least one second advancing device for transporting the at least one receptacle through the post-compacting unit, wherein the post-compacting unit is configured to compact the at least one receptacle further, wherein positions of the at least one first advancing device of the compacting unit and of the at least one second advancing device of the post-compacting unit are changeable with respect to one another in the insertion direction; and
wherein the compacting unit has a first housing on which the at least one advancing device is arranged, and the post-compacting unit has a second housing on which the at least one second advancing device is arranged, wherein the positions of the first housing and the second housing are changeable with respect to one another in the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,070,506

IGNITOR-ARRANGEMENT

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A system including an ignitor arrangement for a high-intensity discharge lamp and a lamp driver realized to drive the high-intensity discharge lamp via the ignitor arrangement,the ignitor arrangement comprising:
a first pair of input terminals for applying an ignition voltage to the ignitor arrangement;
a second pair of input terminals for applying an input drive voltage to the ignitor arrangement;
an ignition capacitor; and
a discharge resistor connected in parallel with the ignition capacitor and for discharging the ignition capacitor, the discharge resistor being arranged in an interior of the ignitor arrangement and connected across the first input terminal pair, the discharge resistor further being a temperature-dependent resistor having a resistance that depends on a temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement, wherein
the first pair of input terminals comprises an ignition terminal that is not shared with the second pair of input terminals and is not used for the input drive voltage, and
the lamp driver comprising:
ignition circuitry realized to apply the ignition voltage across the first pair of input terminals of the ignitor arrangement;
drive circuitry realized to apply the input drive voltage across the second pair of input terminals of the ignitor arrangement;
a temperature evaluation unit realized to determine the temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement, such determination comprising measuring a resistance of the temperature-dependent discharge resistor of the ignitor arrangement during a steady-state operation of the high-intensity discharge lamp; and
a control unit for regulating an operating power of the high-intensity discharge lamp on basis of the temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,070,352

EFFICIENT USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for determining when to initiate a handover of a communications device from a first network to a second network, the method comprising:detecting, by the communications device within a coverage area of the first network, the second network;
determining a time window before a time boundary, the time boundary being based on a unit of time used by a service provider of the first network to charge for access of the communications device to the first network; and
initiating and completing the handover of the communications device from the first network to the second network within the time window and without crossing the time boundary in response to detecting the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,070,228

BENDING LOUDSPEAKER AND WEARABLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS COMPRISING THE SAME

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A bending loudspeaker applied in a wearable electronic product, comprising a vibrating system, a magnetic circuit system and a shell; wherein the vibrating system includes a bending diaphragm and a bending voice coil matching with and being coupled to the bending diaphragm;the magnetic circuit system includes washers, magnets and a bending frame, which are arranged sequentially from top to bottom;
the washers include a bending central washer and a bending periphery washer provided at both sides of the bending central washer;
the magnets include a bending central magnet and a bending peripheral magnet provided at both sides of the bending central magnet; and
the magnetic circuit system is configured to drive the vibrating system, and the shell has a bending shape and is configured to correspondingly accommodate and fix the magnetic circuit system and the vibrating system,
wherein a bending arc of the bending loudspeaker and a bending arc of the wearable electronic product correspond to each other and have a same curvature, and
wherein lateral projections of all parts of the bending loudspeaker bend in a same arc direction and have a same bending curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,069,881

CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION SETUP, ACCESS AND SHARING DURING A LIVE CONFERENCE

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A method, comprising:loading, by a server, a presentation that includes a data file sequence stored in a user account;
transmitting, by the server, the data file sequence and instructions to a presentation management device, wherein the instructions indicate which of a plurality of presentation devices managed by the presentation management device are to collaboratively execute the presentation; and
transmitting, by the server, at least one command controlling the plurality of presentation devices to the presentation management device, the at least one command including timeline instructions identifying two presentation devices and different respective future intervals of time at which the two presentation devices are scheduled to begin presenting, and data instructions identifying respective data files to be presented by the two presentation devices at the different respective future intervals of time.

US Pat. No. 10,069,690

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF TRACKING AND VERIFYING RECORDS OF SYSTEM CHANGE EVENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK SYSTEM

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method for detecting orphaned resources on a host device component of a distributed network system, the method comprising:providing an event management server, the event management server including a memory, a processor, and a network connection;
creating within the memory a structure representing a reported state of the distributed network system, the structure including a plurality of substructures, each substructure corresponding to a host device component, wherein each substructure includes a plurality of fields, each field corresponding to a physical state of a part of the host device component, and containing sub-elements corresponding to capacity and utilization;
receiving via the network connection a plurality of state transition messages, the state transition messages corresponding to a first host device component;
deconstructing the state transition messages to identify state change information on the part of the first host device component, each state change corresponding to one of a change in maximum capacity of an identified host device component or a change in utilization of an identified host device component;
writing to a corresponding field and sub-element in the memory an updated representation of the physical state of the corresponding part of the host device component;
receiving by the event management server via the network connection a resource list, the list entries corresponding to the expected physical capacity and/or utilization of the first host device component;
creating an expected state structure, the expected state structure including a shadow substructure for the first host device component in the memory by the processor, the shadow substructure including fields and sub-elements initialized to the expected capacity and/or utilization of parts of the first host device component;
for each shadow substructure in the expected state structure, identifying a corresponding reported substructure;
if a reported substructure is present and a shadow substructure is not present, sending an orphaned host device component error;
if a reported substructure is not present and a shadow substructure is present, sending a missing host device component error;
if both the reported and expected structures show identical substructures:
for each field in the shadow substructure, comparing the capacity and/or utilization sub-elements to the values reported from the received state transition messages;
if a sub-element corresponding to a capacity is higher in the shadow substructure than in the reported capacity sub-element, send an under-provisioning error;
if a sub-element corresponding to a capacity is lower in the shadow substructure that in the reported capacity sub-element, send an orphaned element error;
if a sub-element corresponding to a utilization is higher in the shadow substructure than in the reported capacity sub-element, send an underutilization warning; and
if a sub-element corresponding to a utilization is lower in the shadow substructure that in the reported capacity sub-element, send an overutilization warning.

US Pat. No. 10,069,199

ANTENNA AND RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL TRANSCEIVING DEVICE

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. An antenna, comprising:a substrate;
an antenna structure, disposed on the substrate, comprising:
a grounding plane, comprising a grounding point;
a first radiation part, having a first bend, a second bend and an opening end, wherein the first radiation part extends from the grounding point and the opening end thereof is spaced from the grounding plane by a first distance;
a second radiation part, extending from a first section between the first bend of the first radiation part and the grounding point to a second section between the second bend of the first radiation part and the opening end;
a metal coupling part, locating in an area surrounded by the grounding plane, the second bend and the opening end of the first radiation part, and the second radiation part, wherein the second radiation part is disposed between the first section and the metal coupling part, and the metal coupling part is disposed between the second radiation part and the second section; and
a third radiation part, disposed between the second radiation part and the grounding plane, and extends from the metal coupling part to the first section; and
a feeding point, coupled to where the third radiation part and the metal coupling part are connected,
wherein the antenna is configured to transceive a plurality of radio frequency signals respectively in a plurality of frequency bands.

US Pat. No. 10,068,941

IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing an image pickup device, comprising:preparing a semiconductor substrate having a main surface and a rectangular pixel region at the main surface;
forming a plurality of photoelectric conversion devices in the pixel region of the semiconductor substrate;
forming, over the plurality of photoelectric conversion devices, an interconnect layer containing copper;
forming an insulating liner layer containing nitrogen to cover an upper surface of the interconnect layer; and
selectively removing the insulating liner layer in a region that is outside the pixel region and is located within a region that has a corner in a vertical angle relationship with one of four corners of the pixel region in a plan view, to form an extra-pixel removal region in the insulating liner layer,
wherein an active region of a single conduction type surrounded by an element isolating insulating layer is formed in an entire region of the main surface of the semiconductor substrate located directly under the extra-pixel removal region.

US Pat. No. 10,068,936

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY FORMING ENHANCED BIOMETRIC MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SunASIC Technologies, Inc...

1. A Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) forming an enhanced biometric module, comprising:a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), comprising:
an insulation layer; and
an electrically conductive layer, forming a working circuit, an excitation circuit, a plurality of first contact pads and a plurality of second contact pads on a portion of a top surface of the insulation layer, wherein the second contact pads are linked to the excitation circuit;
a biometric sensing chip, mounted on the PCB, comprising:
a sensing area;
a plurality of bonding pads, each bonding pad being electrically linked to one corresponding first contact pad; and
an excitation signal source, electrically linked to the excitation circuit via one of the plurality of bonding pads, for providing an excitation signal;
a plurality of small conductive elements, each of the plurality of small conductive elements are mounted on the second contact pad(s), wherein each of the plurality of small conductive elements are spaced apart from each other and the excitation signal provided by the excitation signal source is passed to an approached object via each of the plurality of small conductive elements; and
a protection layer, formed over the PCB, the biometric sensing chip and the small conductive elements, having a flat top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,068,748

SCANNING AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE MECHANICAL STAGES

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system, comprising:a first mechanical stage configured to move an object in the X and Y directions by following a first scan pattern;
a second mechanical stage configured to introduce multiple movements in the X and Y directions between the object and the first mechanical stage while the first mechanical stage follows the first scan pattern; and
optics configured to obtain images of multiple suspected defects on the object while the first mechanical stage follows the first scan pattern;
wherein a weight of the first mechanical stage exceeds a weight of the second mechanical stage.

US Pat. No. 10,068,406

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROCESSING COINS WITH LINEAR ARRAY OF COIN IMAGING SENSORS

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A currency processing system comprising:a housing with a coin input area configured to receive a batch of coins;
one or more coin receptacles operatively coupled to the housing;
a disk-type coin processing unit operatively coupled to the coin input area and the one or more coin receptacles to transfer coins therebetween, the coin processing unit including:
a rotatable disk configured to impart motion to a plurality of the coins,
a sorting head having a lower surface generally parallel to and adjacent the rotatable disk, the lower surface forming a plurality of shaped regions configured to guide the coins, responsive to motion imparted by the rotatable disk, to a plurality of exit stations through which the coins are discharged from the coin processing unit to the one or more coin receptacles, and
a linear array of sensors mounted to, adjacent or within the sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk, the linear array of sensors being configured to sense each of the coins on the rotatable disk and output a signal indicative of coin image information for processing the coin;
wherein the disk-type coin processing unit and the linear array of sensors process coins at a rate of at least approximately 10,000 coins per minute (cpm).

US Pat. No. 10,067,690

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FLEXIBLE DATA ACCESS CONTAINERS

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A memory system for a network device, the memory system comprising:a first network interface configured to receive network data in units of a first data width;
a second network interface configured to receive network data in units of a second data width different from the first data width;
a third network interface configured to output network data in units of a third data width;
a packing data buffer including a plurality of memory banks arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, the packing data buffer configured to store, in the plurality of memory banks, received network data of the first data width or the second data width as storage data elements in units of a fixed data width, wherein the third data width of the third network interface is a multiple of the fixed data width;
a free address manager configured to generate an available bank set that includes one or more free memory banks in the plurality of memory banks; and
distributed link memory configured to maintain one or more pointers to interconnect a set of one or more memory locations of the plurality of memory banks in the packing data buffer to generate at least one list to maintain a sequential relationship between the network data stored in the plurality of memory banks.

US Pat. No. 10,066,882

CONNECTING MEMBER AND HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING THE CONNECTING MEMBER

Hangzhou Sanhua Research ...

1. A connecting member, configured to cooperate with circulating tubes of a heat exchanger, wherein the connecting member comprises a first component and a second component fixed to the first component, the first component comprises a first mounting wall and a first area denting from the first mounting wall, the second component comprises a second mounting wall, a second area and a third area both denting from the second mounting wall, the second mounting wall and the first mounting wall are hermetically fixed, and a denting direction of the second area and the third area is opposite to a denting direction of the first area, and each of the second area and the third area is arranged with space and are in communication with the first area; the second component further comprises a first slot extending through a first wall portion configured to form the second area and a second slot extending through a second wall portion configured to form the third area, and the first slot and the second slot are respectively provided for insertion of the circulating tubes of the heat exchanger and configured to connect the connecting member to the circulating tubes of the heat exchanger; andwherein the second component comprises a first protrusion which protrudes into the second area and is located at a periphery of the first slot, the second component comprises a second protrusion which protrudes into the third area and is located at a periphery of the second slot, and the first protrusion and the second protrusion are both provided with a clamping plane configured to cooperatively engage with corresponding circulating tubes, to increase a length of the cooperative connection between the first slot and a first circulating tube and between the second slot and a second circulating tube;
wherein a thickness in the vertical direction of the clamping plane is larger than a thickness of the second mounting wall;
a third protrusion denting from an inner surface of the second component is located between the second area and the third area, and the third protrusion protrudes in a direction close to the first mounting wall; and
the first component is provided with a protruding rib corresponding to the first area, and the protruding rib protrudes out of the outer surface of the first mounting wall and has a straight top end in a sectional view taken along a length direction of the first component.

US Pat. No. 10,066,826

LED LIGHT BULB

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:a metallic bulb base;
an outer case fixed to the metallic bulb base;
a heatsink having an interior surface, a circular exterior surface and a plurality of planar exterior surfaces;
a plurality of LED light modules thermally coupled to the plurality of planar exterior surfaces;
a power driver installed in the metallic bulb base;
a wire electrically connecting the power driver and LED light modules; and
wherein:
the heatsink is disposed inside the outer case and is mounted on the upper end of the metallic bulb base;
the interior surface defines a heatsinking pathway;
an upper portion of the heatsink comprises the plurality of planar exterior surfaces defining a pyramidal frustum;
a lower portion of the heatsink comprises the circular surface in a shape of a cylinder;
a wall of the upper portion of the heatsink is thicker than a wall of the lower portion of the heatsink;
the wire extends along the heatsinking pathway and through an opening at a topmost end of the heatsink;
the outer case comprises a plurality of vent apertures;
an upper portion of the outer case is transparent and a lower portion of the outer case is diffusive;
a plurality of fins extends from the interior surface of the heatsink inwardly towards a central axis of the heatsink; and
the heatsinking pathway and the vent apertures are disposed and configured to provide a convection airflow pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,065,923

THICKENING STABILIZER AND THICKENING STABILIZATION COMPOSITION USING SAME

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (1):whereinR1 represents straight chain or branched chain alkyl groups having 6 to 20 carbon atoms,
R2 represents straight chain or branched chain alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, or alkynyl groups having not less than 6 carbon atoms,
R1 and R2 are different from each other, and
n represents an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,064,729

METHODS FOR MAINTAINING PROPER MECHANICS THA

Depuy Ireland Unlimited C...

1. A method of assembling a mobile bearing acetabular prosthetic component of a prosthetic hip joint, the method comprising:implanting an acetabular prosthetic cup including a rim surface, a concave curved inner surface extending inwardly from the rim surface to define an aperture in the acetabular prosthetic cup, and a first groove defined in the concave curved inner surface, the first groove extending along a first axis from a first opening defined in the rim surface to a second opening defined in the rim surface;
mounting a first acetabular prosthetic cup insert to the acetabular prosthetic cup, the first acetabular cup insert including a convex curved outer surface, a concave curved inner surface positioned opposite the convex curved outer surface, a second groove defined in the concave curved inner surface of the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert that extends along a second axis, and a first elongated tab extending outwardly from the convex curved outer surface of first acetabular prosthetic cup insert, wherein mounting the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert to the acetabular prosthetic cup includes inserting the first elongated tab into the first opening in the first groove defined in the acetabular prosthetic cup to advance the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert into the aperture defined in the acetabular prosthetic cup and repositioning the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert with respect to the acetabular prosthetic cup such that the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert extends outwardly from the second opening beyond the rim surface of the acetabular prosthetic cup; and
mounting a second acetabular prosthetic cup insert to the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert, the second acetabular prosthetic cup insert including a second elongated tab and a cavity sized to receive a prosthetic femoral ball, wherein mounting the second acetabular prosthetic cup insert to the first prosthetic acetabular prosthetic cup includes inserting the second elongated tab into the second groove defined in the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert and repositioning the second acetabular prosthetic cup insert with respect to the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert without disengaging the second acetabular prosthetic cup insert from the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert,
wherein the first axis extends orthogonal to the second axis when the mobile bearing acetabular prosthetic component is assembled such that the first acetabular prosthetic cup insert is configured to tilt along the second axis and the second acetabular prosthetic cup insert is configured to tilt along the first axis orthogonal to the second axis.
US Pat. No. 10,064,943

THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC PROBES

LI-COR, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A probe comprising a nanocarrier attached to both (1) an imaging agent, wherein the imaging agent is a cyanine dye; and (2) a therapeutic agent, which is IRDYE700DX, wherein said nanocarrier is an antibody or a fragment thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,070,497

SMART LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A smart lighting system, comprising: an environment acquisition module being configured to acquire environment information and at least one lighting module, and wherein the environment acquisition module comprises:a color detection unit configured to acquire color information in an environment;
an auxiliary detection unit configured to acquire auxiliary information in the environment, wherein the environment information is determined by using the color information and/or the auxiliary information;
an operational unit and a control unit configured to determine a control signal according to the environment information; and
wherein the at least one lighting module comprises:
a driving unit configured to determine a driving signal according to the control signal; and
at least one light source configured to receive the driving signal and emit light according to the driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,070,409

CLUSTER TRACKING SYSTEM

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A tracking system comprising:a plurality of network devices distributed throughout a facility, each network device of the plurality of network devices being configured to receive connection data indicative of probing by at least one user device to establish a connection; and
at least one processing unit communicatively coupled to the plurality of network devices,
the at least one processing unit being programmed to:
analyze the connection data using a predefined set of user device clustering rules;
extract location data from the connection data, wherein the location data is indicative of a location as a function of time of the at least one user device relative to the facility;
determine a projected path of movement relative to the facility of the at least one user device, based on the analysis of the connection data and the location data; and
generate instructions indicative of a specified response to a trigger event based on the analysis of the connection data using the predefined set of user device clustering rules and the projected path of the at least one user device, wherein the response is one or more of issuing an alert indicating the projected path of the at least one user device, issuing an alert indicating that more than a predetermined threshold number of user devices are moving towards an expected location, and issuing an alert indicating that more than a predetermined threshold number of user devices are moving towards an item scanning location.

US Pat. No. 10,070,229

EXCITER

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An exciter comprising:a vibrator comprising a yoke and a magnet;
a frame incorporating the vibrator so as to support the vibrator through a damper in such a manner that the vibrator can vibrate; and
a cylindrical voice coil bobbin disposed in the frame and having one end mounted on the frame and another end extending to near the vibrator, the another end being provided with a voice coil, wherein
the exciter can output a sound through a transmission medium having the frame disposed thereon when the vibrator vibrates in response to an acoustic signal flowing through the voice coil and vibration of the vibrator is transmitted to the frame through the damper,
a ceiling surface of the frame has an opening,
an outer circumferential surface of the one end of the voice coil bobbin is laterally fixed to and mounted on an edge of the opening provided in the ceiling surface of the frame in such a manner that inside of the cylindrical voice coil bobbin is opened to outside of the frame from the opening, and
a vibrating member is disposed so as to cover an opened portion of the one end of the voice coil bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,070,181

POWER SPLITTER AND SATELLITE SIGNAL RECEPTION SYSTEM

Microelectronics Technolo...

1. A power splitter, comprising:a first port configured to receive satellite signals and a plurality of second ports, wherein the first port is electrically connected to a low noise block down-converter via a single cable;
a signal-distributing circuit electrically connecting the first port to the plurality of second ports;
at least one power-supplying circuit electrically connecting the plurality of second ports to the first port; and
a command-transmitting circuit electrically connecting the plurality of second ports to the first port, wherein the command-transmitting circuit includes a controller unit programmed to forward DiSEqC commands from the plurality of second ports to the first port in a first-in-first-out manner,
wherein the power-supplying circuit is physically and functionally independent from the signal-distributing circuit and command-transmitting circuit, the power-supplying circuit is independent from the command-transmitting circuit and the signal-distributing circuit is independent from the command-transmitting circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,069,887

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING LIVE MEDIA CONTENT

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus for sending a media content stream to an client, the apparatus comprising a processor configured to:create a segment list which maps segment files of said media content stream in sequential order as a first file, wherein an entry in said list comprises a segment filename, a segment length and a segment start, said segment start being an offset of the first position of said segment file in the first file, wherein said segment files are generated by writing multiple sub-segments for said segment files;
send said segment files to said client by sending at least one sub-segment of said multiple sub-segments of each of said segment files when at least one of said segment files is available, wherein the client receives the segments and the first file is not presented to or received by the client, and wherein said segment files are sent via chunks as mapped by the segment start within said first file, wherein said chunks have a chunk size which is smaller than one or more of said segment files and one or more of said chunks span across two of said segment files; and
receive a threshold from the client, said threshold used for removing a segment file from a storage device that stores said segment files if a total length of said segment files exceeds said threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,069,779

METHOD OF HYBRID MESSAGE PASSING WITH SHARED MEMORY

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A method of communicating data between coprocessors, comprising:determining, at a first processor, whether data to be communicated exceeds a an adaptable size threshold, wherein the adaptable size threshold is based at least in part on a network latency;
in response to determining that the data is at least one of less than or equal to the predetermined size threshold, including the data in a message;
in response to determining that the data exceeds the predetermined size threshold, including a unique identifier associated with the data in the message;
determining whether there is metadata associated with the data;
in response to determining that there is metadata associated with the data, including the metadata in the message; and
transmitting the message to a second processor.

US Pat. No. 10,069,605

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION AND REMEDIATION OF NON-RESPONSIVE CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a notification identifying a non-responsive customer premises equipment (CPE) device and a cable modem associated with the CPE device;
requesting an identification of a cable modem termination system (CMTS) associated with the CPE device;
verifying responsiveness of the CPE device at a data link layer;
updating an event record to indicate whether the CPE device is responsive at the data link layer;
requesting a value of an administrative state of at least one of an Ethernet interface or a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface of the cable modem;
resetting the value of the administrative state;
verifying responsiveness of the CPE device at a network layer;
updating the event record to indicate whether the CPE device is responsive at the network layer; and
restoring the administrative state of at least one of the Ethernet interface or the USB interface to the value received.

US Pat. No. 10,069,553

MULTI-USER MIMO VIA ACTIVE SCATTERING PLATFORMS

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a transmitter comprising:
a beam forming network having M input ports, for receiving M signals destined for one or more remote receivers and transforming the M signals into a set of shaped beams, M being an integer greater than or equal to 2;
a set of transmitting radios coupled to the beam forming network, for conditioning the shaped beams for transmission, the conditioning including low-noise amplifying and frequency down converting;
a set of first antenna elements coupled to the transmitting radios for radiating the conditioned shaped beams toward one or more active scattering platforms;
the one or more active scattering platforms for receiving one or more of the conditioned shaped beams and re-radiating the one or more of the conditioned shaped beams toward the one or more remote receivers; and
the one or more remote receivers, each of which comprising a corresponding set of second antenna elements, for receiving the one or more of the conditioned shaped beams;wherein the beam forming network performs optimization for the shaped beams by optimizing composite transfer functions under performance constraints, each of the composite transfer functions being a linear combination of transfer functions, each of the transfer functions characterizing at least one propagation path from one of the first antenna elements of the transmitter to one of the second antenna elements of a corresponding remote receiver of the one or more remote receivers, each of the second antenna elements being identified by a user element identification index in the transfer functions, each of the one or more remote receivers being identified by a user identification index, the performance constraints being specified for locations identified by the user identification indices or the user element identification indices.

US Pat. No. 10,068,822

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method for forming semiconductors package comprising:disposing at least one flow hindering supporter onto a substrate, wherein the substrate has at least one active region and at least one gap region surrounded the active region, the flow hindering supporter is located on the gap region, wherein the flow hindering supporter has a first end proximal to the substrate and a second end distal to the substrate, and an area of an end surface of the first end is substantially greater than or equal to and area of an end surface of the second end;
disposing at least one die structure onto at least one active region of the substrate;
injecting a molding compound flowed into the gap region, to mold the flow hindering supporters and the die structures with the molding compound; and
dividing the at least one flow hindering supporter while singulating the at least one die structure.

US Pat. No. 10,068,212

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POINT OF SALE DEPOSITS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method for executing a point-of-sale deposit, the method comprising:receiving, from a client device, transaction information related to a point-of-sale deposit;
generating a temporary financial account;
generating a first transaction token associated with the temporary financial account;
transmitting the first transaction token to the client device;
receiving second transaction token from a merchant device, wherein the second transaction token indicates that a merchant received funds for the point-of-sale deposit;
comparing the first transaction token to the second transaction token;
activating the temporary financial account based on the comparison of the first transaction token to the second transaction token;
transmitting an activation notification to a financial service provider device indicating that the temporary financial account was activated.

US Pat. No. 10,067,751

METHOD OF DIAGNOSING AND/OR UPDATING OF SOFTWARE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH AN HDMI TYPE CONNECTOR AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method of diagnosing and/or updating embedded software, associated with a processor of a first electronic device equipped with an HDMI type connector, the method comprising:linking, using a suitable cable, a third-party electronic device, configured to perform a diagnosing or updating operation, or both, of the embedded software, with a first pin and a second pin of the HDMI connector;
carrying out an operation of switching the first electronic device, by toggling said first electronic device from a first mode corresponding to a usual operating mode of the first electronic device, to a second mode corresponding to a transmission mode of the first electronic device, in which the HDMI connector is configured, via the first pin and the second pin, to exchange information to and from the processor, said switching operation comprising different operations comprising
toggling a first connection, linking in the usual operating mode a first processor port of the processor, dedicated to the receipt of data, to a serial port from of the first electronic device or to an unused port of the first electronic device, such that said first connection links, in the transmission mode, said first port of the processor to said first pin of the HDMI connector;
toggling a second connection, linking in the usual operating mode a second processor port of the processor, dedicated to the transmission of data, to a serial port from of the first electronic device or to an unused port of the first electronic device, such that said second connection links, in the transmission mode, said second port of the processor to said second pin of the HDMI connector, and
carrying out, via the suitable cable, exchanges of information between the first electronic device and the third-party electronic device, so as to carry out the operation of diagnosing and/or updating of the embedded software.

US Pat. No. 10,066,467

ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED DOWNHOLE FLOW CONTROL APPARATUS

NCS Multistage Inc., Cal...

35. A flow control apparatus comprising:a housing including a housing passage;
a port extending through the housing;
a flow control member including a fluid responsive surface, and configured for displacement, relative to the port, such that fluid communication is established between the port and the housing passage;
a sensor for sensing an actuating signal;
a trigger configured for establishing fluid communication between the housing passage and the fluid responsive surface, in response to the sensing of an actuating signal by the sensor, for effecting displacement of the flow control member;
a first chamber;
a second chamber;
wherein:
each one of the first and second chambers, independently, is disposed in fluid communication with the flow control member;
the first and second chambers are co-operatively configured such that the displacement of the flow control member is effectible in response to application of an opening force, to the flow control member, by fluid disposed within the first chamber, that exceeds a closing force, applied to the flow control member, by fluid disposed within the second chamber; and
the first chamber is disposable into fluid communication with the housing passage in response to the sensing of the actuating signal by the sensor, such that the fluid communication between the housing passage and the first chamber is establishable by the trigger;
wherein both of the first and second chambers are defined by respective spaces interposed between the housing and the flow control member;
and
a chamber sealing member, wherein the chamber sealing member, the housing, and the flow control member are co-operatively configured such that:
(i) while the flow control member is disposed in a closed position such that the port is closed, the chamber sealing member is sealingly engaged to both of the housing and the flow control member such that the sealing, or substantial sealing, of fluid communication between the first and second chambers is effected; and
(ii) in response to displacement of the flow control member such that fluid communication is effected between the port and the housing passage, the chamber sealing member changes its disposition, relative to the housing and the flow control member, such that there is an absence of sealing, or substantial sealing, engagement between the chamber sealing member and at least one of the housing and the flow control member such that the first chamber is disposed in fluid communication with the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,065,547

ARMREST SUPPORT BRIDGE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An armrest substrate assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a first substrate member, a second substrate member, and at least one end member holding the first substrate member and second substrate member at a spaced distance from one another; and
at least one linearly displaceable support bridge member disposed laterally across the spaced distance;
wherein the support bridge member includes a first end having a snap element.

US Pat. No. 10,064,581

ENHANCING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MEASUREMENT

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. An electrode belt comprising:at least one electrode adapted to measure biometric signals related to heart activity of a user;
a non-conductive strip having at least one opening, wherein the non-conductive strip comprises at least one fold such that at least two portions of the non-conductive strip are folded against each other, wherein a direction of the at least one fold is diverging compared to a longitudinal axis of the non-conductive strip, and wherein the at least one electrode is positioned between the folded at least two portions of the non-conductive strip so that the at least one electrode is enabled to be in physical contact with a skin of the user through the at least one opening; and
a flexible strip to enable placement of the electrode belt against the skin of the user, wherein the non-conductive strip is coupled with the flexible strip such that, when in use, the at least one electrode is in physical contact with the skin of the user, wherein the non-conductive strip comprises two folds such that a first portion and a second portion of the non-conductive strip are folded against a third portion of the non-conductive strip, wherein the first portion is situated at a first end of the non-conductive strip and the second portion is situated at a second end of the non-conductive strip, wherein the third portion is situated between the first and the second portions, and wherein at least a first electrode of the at least one electrode is positioned between the first and the third portions and a second electrode of the at least one electrode is positioned between the second and the third portions, and wherein a first opening of the at least one opening is comprised in the first portion of the non-conductive strip and a second opening of the at least one opening is comprised in the second portion of the non-conductive strip.
US Pat. No. 10,066,037

ETHYLENE-?-OLEFIN COPOLYMER AND OLEFIN RESIN COMPOSITION

JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPOR...

1. An ethylene-?-olefin copolymer satisfying the following conditions (1), (2), (5), (7), and (9):(1) the copolymer has a MFR of more than 0.1 g/10 minutes but not more than 10 g/10 minutes;
(2) the copolymer has a density of 0.895 to 0.940 g/cm3;
(5) the copolymer has a minimum branching index (gc) of 0.40 to 0.85 as measured for branching index g? in the molecular weight range of 100,000 to 1,000,000 with a GPC measurement system comprising a combination of a differential refractometer, a viscosity detector, and a light scattering detector;
(7) the copolymer has a sum (W2+W3) of a content (W2) and a content (W3) of more than 40% by weight but less than 56% by weight, wherein W2 is a content of components with molecular weights equal to or more than a weight average molecular weight in components eluted at temperatures equal to or lower than a temperature where an eluted amount determined from an integral elution curve measured by cross fractionation chromatography (CFC) is 50 wt %, and W3 is a content of components with molecular weights less than the weight average molecular weight in components eluted at temperatures higher than the temperature where the eluted amount determined from the integral elution curve is 50 wt %; and
(9) the copolymer has a difference (W2? W4) between W2 and W4 of more than 0% by weight but less than 20% by weight, wherein W4 is an content of components with molecular weights equal to or more than the weight average molecular weight in components eluted at temperatures higher than the temperature where the eluted amount determined from the integral elution curve measured by CFC is 50 wt %;
wherein MFR is measured under the conditions of 190° C. and a load of 21.18 N (2.16 kg).

US Pat. No. 10,070,510

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ION BEAM PULSES EXTRACTION

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A method for controlling the extraction of ion beam pulses produced by a synchrocyclotron comprising electrodes configured to be placed in a magnetic field, wherein an alternating voltage is applied between the electrodes, and wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is modulated in a cyclic manner, the method applying at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet, the method comprising:initiating an acceleration cycle of the synchrocyclotron to provide an ion beam pulse, wherein one modulation cycle of the modulated frequency of the alternating voltage corresponds to one acceleration cycle of the synchrocyclotron;
generating a reference signal based on the modulated frequency of the alternating voltage during the acceleration cycle, the reference signal being generated when the frequency reaches a predefined value;
communicating a timestamp identifying when the reference signal is generated, to the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet;
registering a status of the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet after communicating the timestamp; and
determining whether to extract an ion beam pulse based on the registered status of the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,070,211

DIGITAL VOICE PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEADSET COMPUTER

KOPIN CORPORATION, Westb...

1. A voice processing apparatus, comprising:at least two digital MEMS microphones configured to produce at least two digital audio signals, the at least two digital microphones implemented on an integrated circuit substrate;
an interface configured to receive the at least two digital audio signals, the interface being implemented on the integrated circuit substrate;
a processor configured to contribute to the implementation of an audio processing function, the processor being implemented on the integrated circuit substrate, the audio processing function being configured to transform the at least two digital audio signals to produce a processed digital audio signal, the audio processing function comprising noise cancellation, echo cancellation, and multiple-microphone beam-forming; and
a digital speaker driver configured to provide a driven digital audio signal to at least one audio speaker device, the driven digital audio signal being a direct digital audio signal and the digital speaker driver being implemented on the integrated circuit substrate, the digital speaker driver comprising (i) a digital anti-aliasing filter configured to transform a frequency characteristic of the processed digital audio signal prior to a sample and hold block of the digital speaker driver, and (ii) a wave shaper configured to convert the processed digital audio signal into a shaped audio signal, through the use of a lookup table, by converting samples of the processed digital audio signal from a first digital format to a second digital format.

US Pat. No. 10,070,148

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIT RATE CONFIGURATION FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CODING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an encoder for encoding image data for at least one picture for at least two joint views of multi-view video content, the at least two joint views including a base view and at least one dependent view, wherein a bit rate configuration for encoding the image data is determined to include an average bit rate and a maximum bit rate for the base view and the average bit rate and the maximum bit rate for the at least two joint views,
wherein a determination of the average bit rate and the maximum bit rate for the at least two joint views involves determining the average bit rate and the maximum bit rate for the at least one dependent view from among the at least two joint views as follows:

wherein Ravg,dpd,i and Rmax,dpd,i respectively denote average and maximum bit rate constraints for the ith dependent view from among the at least one dependent view, Ravg,joint and Rmax,joint respectively denote the average and maximum bit rate for joint views, Ravg,base and Rmax,base respectively denote the average and maximum bit rates for the base view, and TotalViews denotes a total number of the joint views.

US Pat. No. 10,069,247

CONNECTOR CAPABLE OF REDUCING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE BETWEEN TWO ROWS OF TERMINALS BY GROUNDING PIN OF GROUNDING PLATE

SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A connector capable of reducing signal interference between two rows of terminals by a grounding pin of a grounding plate, wherein the connector comprises an insulating base, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, and the grounding plate; the first terminals are embedded in the insulating base at a position adjacent to a top of the insulating base; the second terminals are embedded in the insulating base at a position adjacent to a bottom of the insulating base; and the grounding plate is embedded in the insulating base at a position between the first terminals and the second terminals; the connector being characterized in that:each of the first terminals has a rear end provided with a first soldering portion, and the first soldering portions are arranged horizontally and each have a free end soldered to one of a plurality of first contacts on a circuit board;
each of the second terminals has a rear end provided with a second soldering portion, and the second soldering portions are arranged horizontally and each have a free end soldered to one of a plurality of second contacts on the circuit board such that each of the second soldering portions is spaced apart from a corresponding one of the first soldering portions, with the circuit board forming a separation area corresponding to a space between the first soldering portions and the second soldering portions; and
the grounding plate has a rear end provided with at least one first grounding pin, the first grounding pin has a free end extending into the space between the first soldering portions and the second soldering portions and soldered to the separation area on the circuit board, and the first grounding pin is spaced apart from each of two opposite lateral sides of the separation area by a predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,068,741

FIELD EMISSION DEVICE AND REFORMING TREATMENT METHOD

MEIDENSHA CORPORATION, T...

1. A field emission device, comprising:a vacuum vessel with a cylindrical insulator, the insulator having both ends sealed to define a vacuum chamber on an inner wall side of the insulator;
an emitter located on one end side of the vacuum chamber and having an electron generating portion facing an other end side of the vacuum chamber;
a guard electrode disposed on an outer circumferential side of the electron generating portion of the emitter, the guard electrode having a cylindrical shape extending in an end-to-end direction of the vacuum chamber, one end side of the guard electrode being supported on and fixed to the vacuum vessel;
a target located on the other end side of the vacuum chamber and opposed to the electron generating portion of the emitter; and
a supporting part that has a shape extending from a side of the emitter opposite the electron generating portion and supports the emitter movably in the end-to-end direction of the vacuum chamber, the supporting part being movable such that the emitter is moved in the end-to-end direction and thereby brought into contact with or separated apart from an other end side of the guard electrode by movement of the supporting part such that a distance between the electron generating portion of the emitter and the target is changed.

US Pat. No. 10,068,488

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING A DATA UPDATE TO AN AIRCRAFT

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A method of providing a data update to an aircraft, the method comprising:receiving an up-link route clearance;
determining the up-link route clearance includes a flight procedure that is not available in a static navigation database of the aircraft;
in response to the determining, triggering a request, by an update module of the aircraft, for a data update for a route to be flown by the aircraft, wherein the route is a predefined route that is set before flight of the aircraft;
receiving by a component of the aircraft, via a communication link, the data update, including flight procedure data, from a ground station in response to the request, wherein flight procedure data includes at least one of airport information, runway information, special activity spaces, or terminal procedures; and
updating the route to be flown based at least in part on the flight procedure data.

US Pat. No. 10,068,474

METHOD AND VEHICLE TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A method of operating a vehicle in a vehicle traffic control system, comprising:receiving, by at least one detector module, a relative navigation grid projection from a set of grid generators;
generating, via a controller module, at least one navigation output based upon the received relative navigation grid projection;
transmitting, via the controller module, the at least one navigation output to a vehicle traffic control system;
receiving a vehicle traffic control plan from the vehicle traffic control system; and
controllably operating, via the controller module, at least one manned vehicle based on the vehicle traffic control plan;
wherein operating the at least one manned vehicle includes operating the at least one manned vehicle to execute the vehicle traffic control plan to control at least one movement of the at least one of the manned vehicle and to avoid collisions with another vehicle or a structure.

US Pat. No. 10,068,231

AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE WITH AN ENCRYPTING CARD READER AND AN ENCRYPTING PIN PAD

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. A tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium of instructions having instructions encoded thereon for execution by processor, and when executed operable to:receive data from an encrypting reader that is operable to receive data representative of an account provided by a device associated with the user, wherein the data received from the encrypting reader comprises the data representative of an account encrypted by a key associated with the encrypting reader;
decrypt the data representative of the account;
obtain data representative of a personal identification number (PIN);
encrypt the data representative of the account with a key associated with a host computer;
encrypt the data representative of the PIN with the key associated with the host computer;
send the data representative of the account encrypted by the key associated with the host computer to the host computer;
send the data representative of the PIN encrypted by the key associated with the host computer to the host computer;
receive data representative of a notification for a transaction function device from a remote computer;
decrypt the data representative of a notification for the transaction function device from the remote computer;
encrypt the data representative of a notification with a key associated with the transaction function device; and
send the data representation of a notification encrypted with the key associated with the transaction function device to the transaction function device.

US Pat. No. 10,067,244

RADIATION MEASURING APPARATUS AND RADIATION MEASURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A radiation measuring apparatus comprising:at least one scatterer detector functioning as a scatterer that scatters an electromagnetic radiation from a measurement object;
at least one absorber detector functioning as an absorber that absorbs the electromagnetic radiation; and
a processing unit,
wherein each of the scatterer detector and the absorber detector comprises:
a semiconductor substrate; and
a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix on a first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the plurality of pixel electrodes are arranged such that a distance between centers of two neighbor pixel electrodes is smaller than a mean free path of a recoil electron generated in Compton scattering of the electromagnetic radiation,
wherein the processing unit extracts events based on signals obtained from the scatterer detector and the absorber detector, and specifies an incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on a recoiling direction to which a recoil electron recoils, to each of the extracted events, in each of which the Compton scattering has occurred in either of the scatterer detectors, the recoil electron generated in the Compton scattering in either of the scatterer detectors recoils to a direction having an in-plane component of the semiconductor substrate in an inside of the scatterer detector in which the Compton scattering has occurred, and photoelectric absorption has occurred in which the photon scattered in the Compton scattering is absorbed in either of the absorber detectors,
wherein the scatterer detector further comprises a plurality of back electrodes arranged on a second main surface which is opposite to the first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector is arranged to be opposite to more than one of the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector,
wherein a number of the plurality of back electrodes is less than a number of the plurality of pixel electrodes in each of the scatterer detectors,
wherein the radiation measuring apparatus further comprises:
a first signal processing section configured to generate first pixel electrode measurement data from a first analog signal read from the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector;
a temporary storing area provided to temporarily store the first pixel electrode measurement data;
a second signal processing section configured to generates back electrode measurement data from a second analog signal read from the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector; and
a data processing section,
wherein the data processing section reads from the temporary storing area, pixel electrode measurement data which are selected the first pixel electrode measurement data according to the back electrode measurement data, to transfer to the processing unit,
wherein the processing unit carries out extraction of the event and specification of the incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on the selected pixel electrode measurement data.

US Pat. No. 10,066,825

LED LIGHT BULB

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:a metallic bulb base;
an outer case directly fixed to the metallic bulb base;
a heatsink having an interior surface, a circular exterior surface and a plurality of planar exterior surfaces;
a plurality of LED light modules thermally coupled to the plurality of planar exterior surfaces;
a power driver installed in the metallic bulb base; and
a wire electrically connecting the power driver and at least one of the LED light modules, wherein:
the heatsink is disposed inside the outer case and is mounted on the metallic bulb base;
the interior surface defines a heatsinking pathway;
an upper portion of the heatsink comprises the plurality of planar exterior surfaces defining a pyramidal frustum;
a lower portion of the heatsink comprises the circular surface in a shape of a cylinder;
a wall of the upper portion of the heatsink is thicker than a wall of the lower portion of the heatsink;
the wire extends along the heatsinking pathway and through an opening at a topmost end of the heatsink;
the outer case includes a plurality of vent apertures;
an upper portion of the outer case is transparent and a lower portion of the outer case is diffusive;
a plurality of fins extends from an interior surface of the heatsink inwardly towards a central axis of the heatsink; and
the heatsinking pathway and the vent apertures are disposed and configured to provide a convection airflow pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,066,631

DIRECT POWER CONTROL FOR CONSTANT AIRFLOW CONTROL

Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Mot...

10. An apparatus for providing constant airflow in a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:a variable speed motor; and
a motor controller coupled to the variable speed motor and configured to control the operation of the variable speed motor, the motor controller comprising a processor configured to perform the steps of:
(a) determining a power and speed of the motor to obtain a motor control working point of the motor, wherein the motor control working point specifies the power and speed of the motor;
(b) obtaining a target airflow rate for the HVAC system;
(c) determining a target airflow working point of the motor that yields the target airflow rate in the HVAC system, wherein the target airflow working point is determined based, at least in part, on the obtained target airflow rate for the HVAC system, and wherein the target airflow working point specifies the power and speed of the motor that yields the target airflow rate in the HVAC system;
(d) determining whether the motor control working point is approximately equal to the target airflow working point of the motor; and
(e) successively adjusting the power and speed of the motor when the motor control working point is not approximately equal to the target airflow working point, wherein successively adjusting the power and speed of the motor comprises adjusting the motor power and then subsequently adjusting the motor speed, and wherein the motor power and speed are successively adjusted until the motor control working point of the motor is approximately equal to the target airflow working point such that airflow provided by the HVAC system is maintained constant at the target airflow rate before and after the step of successively adjusting the power and speed of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,066,069

DECORATIVE COATINGS FOR PLASTIC SUBSTRATES

SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., Lu...

1. A plastic substrate coated with a decorative coating, the decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system, the spectrally controlling system being multiple layers and optionally including a protective layer, and the stress controlling system being at least a single layer between the spectrally controlling system and the substrate,wherein the multiple layers of the spectrally controlling system are absorbing layers alternating with transparent layers, the optical thickness of the spectrally controlling system being selected such that the decorative coating achieves a desired optical effect,
and wherein at least one layer of the stress controlling system has a compressive stress of an amount such that the overall residual stress of the decorative coating is compressive when measured in the absence of the optional protective layer,
wherein the material for the stress controlling system is selected from the group of materials comprising SiOx, SiOxNy, CrNx, NbOx, TaOx, ZrOx, where x and y are both between 0.1 and 2.0; and
wherein a hardcoating is included between the decorative coating and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,065,673

ALGORITHM FOR TIE ROD FORCE SHAPING

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A power steering control system, comprising:an actual module that determines an actual chassis load torque exerted upon a vehicle chassis;
a desired module that determines a desired chassis load torque to be exerted upon the vehicle chassis;
a delta module that determines a delta between the desired chassis load torque and the actual chassis load torque; and
a steering module that generates a steering control signal based on the delta and a driver-initiated steering torque and that causes a steering assist motor to generate a steering assist torque according to the steering control signal, and the actual module configured to determine the actual chassis load torque based on a load sensor signal received from a chassis load sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,064,998

SYRINGE PACKAGING SYSTEM

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

7. 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 syringe barrel cut flange;
a fluid disposed within the chamber of the syringe barrel;
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 packaging member enclosing the pre-filled syringe, the packaging member comprising:
a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end including a tube cut flange;
a cap having a first end and a second end, the second end including a cut skirt; and
a film securable to a portion of the tube and a portion of the cap to connect the tube and the cap with the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the cap and the tube;
wherein, with the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the packaging member, the cut skirt of the cap surrounds the syringe barrel cut flange.

US Pat. No. 10,064,503

MODULAR BAGGING APPARATUS FOR WEIGHT SCALE

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A mobile, modular bagging station comprising:a rotatable carousel base constructed and arranged for positioning on a self-checkout scale platform;
a center piece coupled to a top surface of the carousel base; and
a plurality of holding elements extending from the center piece, wherein a weight of a plurality of store items in shopping bags positioned on the holding elements is determined by the scale platform on which the carousel base is positioned, wherein the carousel base comprises:
a rotatable carousel top portion, which includes the top surface of the carousel base on which the center piece is coupled;
a bearing plate directly coupled to a bottom surface of the carousel top portion; and
an adapter plate at a bottommost region of the base, the adapter plate including a hole extending through a central region of the adapter plate to expose a surface of the scale platform under the adapter plate and in direct contact with the adapter plate, the bearing plate positioned in the hole of the adapter plate so that the adapter plate is in communication with the bearing plate, the bearing plate having a top surface protruding from the hole in the adapter plate permitting the carousel top portion to rotate over the exposed surface of the scale platform and relative to the adapter plate, the adapter plate having a flat surface along its length that is constructed and arranged to directly abut a flat surface of the scale platform that senses a weight of the adapter plate.
US Pat. No. 10,065,968

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A crystalline form of 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one that has a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) thermogram having an endotherm with a peak at about 137° C. to about 139° C.

US Pat. No. 10,070,537

FORMATION OF DIELECTRIC WITH SMOOTH SURFACE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method, comprising:providing a dielectric with first and second surfaces, a conductive feature formed on the first surface, and a laminate applied to the second surface;
curing the second surface while the laminate remains applied, wherein the second surface of dielectric forms a negative imprint of a surface of the laminate that contacts the dielectric in response to the curing, wherein the surface of the laminate applied to the second surface of the dielectric is smooth, and wherein the second surface of the dielectric has a surface roughness of less than 75 nanometers in response to a first time of the curing; and
removing the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,331

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING BANDWIDTH FOR USER DEVICES ON A TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A method, comprising:receiving by a processor, a request from a user device from among a plurality of user devices to access content via a wireless network of a transportation vehicle, the user request providing an indication of additional bandwidth based on content type; wherein the plurality of user devices use one or more connection protocols to connect to the wireless network, each connection protocol defining a maximum bandwidth and an effective bandwidth as a pre-requisite for accessing the wireless network, the effective bandwidth being less than the maximum bandwidth;
determining by the processor from a data structure, an effective bandwidth for the plurality of user devices depending on a connection type defined by the one or more connection protocols; wherein the data structure identifies a connection type for each of the plurality of user devices and a connection speed for each of the plurality of user devices; and
rejecting by the processor, the request for accessing the content, based on either when the additional bandwidth for the user request and a currently used bandwidth equals or exceeds the effective bandwidth for the plurality of user devices to access the wireless network, and when a connection speed of the user device is lower than a first connection speed threshold and the effective bandwidth is less than a first bandwidth quota maintained by the processor for bandwidth management;
wherein the processor maintains a second connection speed threshold and a second bandwidth quota for bandwidth management; and when the connection speed is higher than the second connection speed threshold, the request is accepted unless the second bandwidth quota has been exhausted.

US Pat. No. 10,069,320

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITH MINIATURIZED CHARGING AND DISCHARGING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THEREFOR

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

17. An electronic cigarette, comprising: a peripheral circuit and an integrated circuit,wherein said integrated circuit comprises a first connector for being electrically coupled to a rechargeable battery, a second connector for being electrically coupled to an external unit, a third connector for being electrically coupled to a first capacitor, a first voltage regulator and a second voltage regulator,
said first voltage regulator is electrically coupled between said first connector and said third connector, and said second voltage regulator is electrically coupled between said second connector and said third connector;
when said second connector is electrically coupled to an adapter, electric energy from said adapter is converted and supplied to said rechargeable battery through said second voltage regulator and said first voltage regulator successively; and
when said second connector is electrically coupled to an atomizer, electric energy from said rechargeable battery is converted and supplied to said atomizer through said first voltage regulator and said second voltage regulator successively;
wherein said first voltage regulator operates in a bi-directional mode or a parallel mode, and said second voltage regulator operates in a linear mode or a switching mode,
wherein said peripheral circuit comprises said rechargeable battery, a first inductor and a first capacitor, a first terminal of said first inductor is electrically coupled to one end of said rechargeable battery, a second terminal of said first inductor is electrically coupled to said first connector of said integrated circuit, the other end of said rechargeable battery is grounded, a first terminal of said first capacitor is electrically coupled to said third connector of said integrated circuit, a second terminal of said first capacitor is grounded, and said second connector is electrically coupled to said atomizer or said external adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,069,284

IRRIGATION CONTROL BOX WITH OFFSET HINGE ASSEMBLY

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation control box comprising:a housing base having:
a first sidewall;
a second sidewall;
a top sidewall, extending between the first and second sidewalls;
a bottom sidewall extending between the first and second sidewalls opposite the top sidewall;
a back wall connected to one or more of the first, second, top, and bottom sidewalls;
a housing interior defined by the first, second, top, and bottom sidewalls; and
at least one hinge post connected to and extending away from the back wall;
an offset hinge assembly having:
a hinge assembly frame comprising a plurality of walls that define a hinge assembly interior;
a first attachment structure comprising at least one engagement feature and at least one biasing portion that biases the at least one engagement feature for engagement with a hinge post engaging portion of the at least one hinge post, the first attachment structure positioned at least partially within the hinge assembly interior to releasably attach to the at least one hinge post; and
a rotational attachment point comprising a plurality of hinge mating features; and
a facepack comprising a plurality of facepack mating features that mate with the plurality of hinge mating features, respectively;
wherein the facepack rotates about the plurality of hinge mating features with respect to the housing base when the housing base and facepack are each attached to the offset hinge assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,068,997

SIGE HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR WITH CRYSTALLINE RAISED BASE ON GERMANIUM ETCH STOP LAYER

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A method for fabricating a heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) comprising:sequentially forming a silicon-germanium (SiGe) layer, a substantially pure germanium (Ge) layer over the SiGe layer, and a silicon (Si) layer on the substantially pure Ge layer, wherein forming said substantially pure Ge layer comprises forming said Ge layer with a Ge concentration greater than 95%;
utilizing a dry etching process to form an emitter window by removing a portion of the Si layer using an underlying portion of the substantially pure Ge layer as an etch stop;
utilizing a wet etch process to remove said underlying portion of the substantially pure Ge layer, thereby exposing a contact portion of the SiGe layer in the emitter window; and
forming a polycrystalline silicon emitter structure that is at least partially disposed inside the emitter window such that a lower portion of the polycrystalline silicon emitter structure abuts the contact portion of the SiGe layer.

US Pat. No. 10,068,792

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID TREATMENT OF WAFER SHAPED ARTICLES

LAM RESEARCH AG, Villach...

10. A pin assembly for use in an apparatus for processing wafer-shaped articles, comprising:a projecting portion having a gripping element at a distal end thereof; and
a proximal portion comprising a drive mechanism at a proximal end thereof by which said pin assembly can be rotated, wherein said projecting portion and said proximal portion comprise interengageable connectors configured to allow said projecting and proximal portions to be interconnected by pressing said projecting portion inwardly against said proximal portion and to be disconnected by pulling said projecting portion outwardly relative to said proximal portion,
wherein said interengageable connector of said projecting portion includes a pair of flanges that define a recess between said pair of flanges, wherein said recess is configured to receive said interengageable connector of said proximal portion, and wherein said interengageable connector of said proximal portion is elongated in a direction complementary to the recess and perpendicular to a vertical axis of said pin such that rotation of the projecting portion relative to the proximal portion is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,068,403

LOCKER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS LL...

1. A locker system, comprising:a locker area;
a plurality of lockers positioned in the locker area;
a plurality of augmented reality headsets, individual augmented headsets of the plurality of augmented reality headsets including a display and being configured to be worn by respective individual users; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of lockers and the plurality of augmented reality headsets, wherein the controller comprises a memory and a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory comprising instructions for:
generating locker assignments to assign individual lockers of the plurality of lockers to the respective individual users;
communicating the locker assignments of the assigned individual lockers to the respective individual users using the plurality of augmented reality headsets; and
controlling operation of the assigned individual lockers of the plurality of lockers based on signals received from the plurality of augmented reality headsets of the respective individual users, wherein the signals are indicative of commands provided by the respective individual users and wherein the commands are sensed using the plurality of augmented reality headsets.

US Pat. No. 10,067,313

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group having positive refractive power;
a second lens group having positive refractive power; and
a third lens group having negative refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens having positive refractive power, and a third lens having negative refractive power,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens,
said third lens group includes a sixth lens having negative refractive power and a seventh lens having negative refractive power,
said sixth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the image plane side has a positive curvature radius,
said first lens has an Abbe's number ?d1, said second lens has an Abbe's number ?d2, said third lens has an Abbe's number ?d3, said seventh lens has an Abbe's number ?d7, said first lens has a focal length f1, and said second lens has a focal length f2 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
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US Pat. No. 10,065,909

REMOVAL OF CARBONYLS FROM GASEOUS HYDROCARBON STREAMS

Janus Technology Solution...

1. A method for removal of carbonyls comprising:steam cracking a hydrocarbon gas stream to produce a cracked hydrocarbon gas stream wherein the cracked hydrocarbon gas stream comprises a concentration of about 20 ppm to about 500 ppm acetaldehyde and about 5 ppm to about 20 ppm acetone;
introducing the cracked hydrocarbon gas stream into a multi-stage gas compression system;
drawing a compressed cracked hydrocarbon gas stream from an inter-stage location in the multi-stage gas compression system;
introducing the compressed cracked hydrocarbon gas stream into a bottom of a gas-liquid absorber;
circulating an aqueous alkali metal bisulfite stream through the gas-liquid absorber such that the aqueous alkali metal bisulfite stream and the compressed cracked hydrocarbon gas stream are counter currently contacted wherein the acetaldehyde and acetone are extracted into and reacted with the aqueous alkali metal bisulfite in solution and an overhead hydrocarbon gas stream exiting the gas-liquid absorber has a concentration of acetaldehyde and a concentration of acetone of less than about 1 ppm each; and
sending the overhead hydrocarbon gas stream to a caustic tower.

US Pat. No. 10,065,541

HORIZONTAL VIBRATION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A horizontal vibration device for a vehicle seat, comprising:a damper module which damps horizontal vibrations between a seat-side upper part and a body-side lower part, wherein the seat-side upper part is arranged in a height direction (Z) of a vehicle above the body-side lower part, and wherein the height direction (Z) of the vehicle, a longitudinal direction (X) of the vehicle, and a width direction (Y) of the vehicle are substantially perpendicular to each other, and
a regulating/control module for regulating and/or controlling the damper module, said damper module being arranged in an interspace between the seat-side upper part and the body-side lower part, wherein the damper module comprises at least one hydraulic vibration damper, said at least one hydraulic vibration damper being fluidically connected to a volume equalising module, and said at least one hydraulic vibration damper being oriented in a horizontal plane defined by the longitudinal direction and the width direction of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,065,388

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HOLLOW PROFILES, AND HOLLOW PROFILE

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A hollow profile structure, comprising:an initial hollow profile and at least one support element, the support element including:
a bolt element;
an engagement element that includes at least one connection element, wherein the at least one connection element has an interior thread;
support walls which are disposed between the bolt element and longitudinal flanks, wherein regions of the longitudinal flanks are connected to the initial hollow profile via inner walls of the initial hollow profile; and
a positioning element that communicates with a positioning receptacle, wherein the positioning receptacle is provided as an embossing of the initial hollow profile or an opening in a wall of the initial hollow profile.
US Pat. No. 10,066,097

THERMOFUSIBLE COMPOSITION FOR SLUSH MOULDING

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A thermofusible composition in the form of pellets and/or powder, with a particle size of 1400 ?m or less comprising:(i) from about 40 to about 70 weight percent of a selectively hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) as defined hereinafter,
(ii) from 0 to about 15 weight percent of a propylene homopolymer and/or propylene copolymer (PP),
(iii) from about 1 to about 30 weight percent of a polybutylene (PB); wherein the polybutylene comprises wherein the PB comprises a butylene homopolymer (iiia) and a butylene copolymer (iiib), and a ratio of butylene homopolymer (iiia) vs. butylene copolymer (iiib) is from about 1:1 to about 10:1 and wherein a melt flow rate of (iiia), (iiib), or (iiic) is from about 0.1 to about 500 g/10 min measured at 190° C. employing a 2.16 kg weight,
(iv) from 0 to about 20 weight percent of a plasticizing oil selected from naphthenic oils and paraffinic oils,
(v) from 0 to about 10 weight percent of a scratching agent,
(vi) from 0 to about 10 weight percent of a dusting agent, and
(vii) from 0 to about 10 weight percent of one or more additives,
wherein the HSBC (i) is a linear or branched hydrogenated block copolymer having the general configuration A-B-A, (A-B)n, (A-B-A)n, (A-B-A)nX, (A-B)nX or mixtures thereof, where n is an integer from 2 to about 30, and X is coupling agent residue and wherein:
a. prior to hydrogenation each A block is a mono alkenyl arene polymer block and each B block is a controlled distribution copolymer block of at least one conjugated diene and at least one mono alkenyl arene;
b. subsequent to hydrogenation about 0-10% of the arene double bonds have been reduced, and at least about 90% of the conjugated diene double bonds have been reduced;
c. each A block has a number average molecular weight from about 5.0 to about 7.5 kg/mol and, wherein the linear HSBC has a total apparent number average molecular weight from about 70 to less than 144 kg/mol or the branched HSBC has a total apparent number average molecular weight from about 35 to about 75 kg/mol per arm;
d. each B block comprises terminal regions adjacent to the A blocks that are rich in conjugated diene units and one or more regions not adjacent to the A blocks that are rich in mono alkenyl arene units;
e. the total amount of mono alkenyl arene in the hydrogenated block copolymer is from about 20 to about 45 weight percent;
f. the weight percent of mono alkenyl arene in each B block is from about 10 to about 40 weight percent;
g. each B block has a styrene blockiness index of less than 10 percent; and
h. the weight percent of vinyl in each B block is at least about 40 weight percent; and
wherein the thermofusible composition has a Shore A hardness greater than 50 and a tensile strength greater than or equal to 8 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,070,536

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board structure, comprising:providing a glass film having an upper surface and a lower surface, and the lower surface of the glass film being disposed on an electrostatic chuck;
performing a dicing process, such that at least one slit is formed in the upper surface of the glass film, wherein a surface of the electrostatic chuck is not exposed by the slit and a depth of the slit is at least more than two-thirds of a thickness of the glass film;
forming a plurality of first conductive vias in the upper surface of the glass film;
forming a first circuit layer on the upper surface of the glass film, such that the first circuit layer is electrically connected with the first conductive vias;
forming a polymer layer on the first circuit layer, and the polymer layer covering surfaces of the first circuit layer and the glass film;
forming a plurality of second conductive vias in the polymer layer, wherein the second conductive vias are electrically connected with the first circuit layer;
forming a second circuit layer on the polymer layer, such that the second circuit layer is electrically connected with the second conductive vias, so as to form a first circuit board structure; and
performing a singulation process, such that the first circuit board structure is divided into a plurality of second circuit board structures.

US Pat. No. 10,070,528

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WIRING PATTERN AND CONNECTIONS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first conductive pattern member on which is mounted a first semiconductor chip;
a second conductive pattern member on which is mounted a second semiconductor chip; and
a printed circuit board on which are formed a first wiring pattern and a second wiring pattern, wherein
the first conductive pattern member is formed of a narrow portion and a wide portion,
the first semiconductor chip is connected to the first wiring pattern via a first rod-form connection member,
the second semiconductor chip is connected to the second wiring pattern via a second rod-form connection member,
the narrow portion of the first conductive pattern member is connected to the second wiring pattern via a third rod-form connection member,
the first conductive pattern member and second semiconductor chip are electrically connected via the third rod-form connection member, second rod-form connection member, and second wiring pattern, and
a terminal connection pattern member is formed on an outer side of the narrow portion, maintaining a predetermined interval from the narrow portion, between the first conductive pattern member and the second conductive pattern member.

US Pat. No. 10,068,091

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MALWARE CONTAINMENT

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A malware containment method comprising:redirecting network data received over a communication network to a virtual machine, the virtual machine being configured to simulate functionality of a digital device;
analyzing of the redirected network data including analyzing a response of the virtual machine to processing of the network data within the virtual machine to identify a malware attack;
continuing to redirect the network data for processing by the virtual machine until expiration of a predetermined period of time and a lack of detection of malware within the redirected network data prior to expiration of the predetermined period of time; and
continuing to redirect the network data for processing by the virtual machine beyond the predetermined period of time in response to detection of malware within the redirected network data.

US Pat. No. 10,067,211

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING PHASE MEASUREMENTS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method for estimating a phase of a magnetic resonance signal using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the steps of the method comprising:a) determining with a computer system at least two echo time spacings that define a duration of time between pairs of echo times, the at least two echo time spacings being determined by optimizing phase ambiguity functions that are associated with the at least two echo time spacings;
b) acquiring data by directing a radio frequency (RF) system and a gradient system of the MRI system to perform a pulse sequence that includes forming echoes at a plurality of echo times that are spaced apart in time using the determined at least two echo time spacings; and
c) estimating with a data processing server of the MRI system a phase value at each voxel location in an image matrix using the acquired data and the determined at least two echo time spacings.

US Pat. No. 10,066,655

GROMMETS AND METHODS OF INSTALLING GROMMETS

Orbital ATK, Inc., Plymo...

1. A grommet for installation in an opening of a panel, comprising:a grommet body comprising an elastically deformable material having a longitudinal axis extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the grommet body, the grommet body comprising:
an aperture extending longitudinally through the grommet body between the proximal end and the distal end and having a substantially constant cross-sectional area in a plane transverse to the longitudinal axis between the proximal end and the distal end;
a wall-engaging segment defining a longitudinal segment of the aperture, the wall-engaging segment located to be enclosed by a wall of the opening when the grommet is installed in the panel; and
a clamping element located within the wall-engaging segment of the aperture and occluding the aperture in the wall-engaging segment, the clamping element comprising at least one longitudinally extending through-hole sized and configured to receive an elongated element, the clamping element located to apply a compressive force on the elongated element to retain the elongated element in the through-hole of the grommet body responsive to disposition of the wall-engaging segment in the opening of the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,066,330

EMERGENCY OPENABLE LAUNDRY WASHING AND/OR DRYING APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A laundry washing and/or drying appliance comprising:a cabinet containing a rotatable drum configured to be loaded/unloaded with laundry, the cabinet being provided with a loading/unloading opening for accessing the drum;
a door configured to close the loading/unloading opening, the door being movably connected to the cabinet and comprising a hook member, the hook member being adapted to engage with a door locking device;
a door locking device fixed inside the cabinet and accessible from outside the cabinet, wherein the door locking device comprises:
a support housing provided with an opening for introduction of the hook member, the opening being accessible from outside the cabinet;
a retaining member mounted to move with respect to the support housing between a rest position, in which the hook member is extracted from the opening, and an operating position, in which the hook member is introduced into the opening;
a safety member configured to move in the support housing between a retracted position, in which the retaining member is enabled to move from the operating position to the rest position, and an extended position, in which the retaining member is prevented from moving from the operating position to the rest position;
an electrically powered control element adapted to control the position of the safety member; and
at least one guiding element provided in the support housing and being fixed inside the cabinet, the at least one guiding element being configured to guide an emergency-opening tool to a safety member location to which the safety member extends in an extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,065,751

LIQUID STORAGE TANKS AND SYSTEMS AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR SPACE VEHICLES AND RELATED METHODS

Orbital ATK, Inc., Plymo...

1. A liquid storage system for a space vehicle, the liquid storage system comprising:at least one liquid storage tank, comprising:
a tank inlet;
a tank outlet for withdrawing a liquid from within the at least one liquid storage tank;
a plurality of liquid storage compartments coupled to each other in series between the tank inlet and the tank outlet, each liquid storage compartment of the plurality of liquid storage compartments comprising:
an end plate comprising a porous outlet at an end of the liquid storage compartment adjacent to another liquid storage compartment; and
one or more fins disposed within each liquid storage compartment, each of the one or more fins being coupled to a respective end plate of a respective liquid storage compartment and extending from an outer peripheral portion of the respective end plate and over the porous outlet of the end plate.

US Pat. No. 10,065,588

CRASH BOX

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A crash box having a plurality of hollow chambers which extend over the longitudinal extent of the crash box, a first hollow chamber being arranged offset in terms of height with respect to a second hollow chamber and a third hollow chamber in the mounted position, wherein the first hollow chamber is separated by means of a dividing wall from the second and third hollow chambers which are arranged above or below the first hollow chamber, and the first hollow chamber extends from an inner side to an outer side of the crash box.