US Pat. No. 10,076,035

MINIATURIZED MULTI-PART COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A component, comprisinga carrier;
a plurality of functional structures on the carrier;
a plurality of thin-film covers, each of the plurality of thin-film covers being over a different one of the plurality of functional structures, wherein the plurality of functional structures comprises a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure, a microacoustic structure, a surface acoustic wave (SAW) structure, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) structure, and a guided bulk acoustic wave (GBAW) structure; and
a circuit part over one of the plurality of thin-film covers, wherein the circuit part is connected to a functional structure of the plurality of functional structures by a lead.

US Pat. No. 10,076,056

COOLING FAN AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A cooling fan comprising:a fan frame having a bottom plate and a sidewall connected to the bottom plate;
a supporting base formed at the bottom plate; and
a plurality of ribs extending from an outer circumferential surface of the supporting base to the sidewall, each rib being different from the other ribs such that the plurality of ribs is asymmetrical with respect to the supporting base.

US Pat. No. 10,071,971

SUBSTITUTED [1,2,4]TRIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS FUNGICIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A compound of the formula I
wherein
R1 is C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, or C3-C8-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl;
wherein the aliphatic moieties of R1 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a which independently of one another are selected from:
R1a halogen, OH, nitro, C1-C4-alkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-halocycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
wherein the cycloalkyl and/or phenyl moieties of R1 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three, four, five or up to the maximum number of identical or different groups R1b which independently of one another are selected from:
R1b halogen, OH, nitro, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-halogenalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-halocycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
R2 is H or C1-C6-alkyl;
wherein the aliphatic moieties of R2 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R2a which independently of one another are selected from:
R2a halogen, OH, CN, nitro, C1-C4-alkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-halocycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
n is 1;
R3 is independently selected from halogen, CN, and C1-C6-alkyl; wherein each of C1-C6-alkyl is unsubstituted or further substituted by one, two, three or four R3a; wherein
R3a is independently selected from halogen;
Y is a direct bond;
Z is five or six-membered heteroaryl, wherein the heteroaryl contains 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S, wherein the heteroaryl is unsubstituted (m1=0) or substituted by (R41)m1; or is phenyl, that is substituted by (R42)m2; wherein
m1 is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
m2 is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5; and
R41, R42 is in each case independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, OH, SH, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyloxy, NH2, NH(C1-C4-alkyl), N(C1-C4-alkyl)2, NH(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), N(C3-C6-cycloalkyl)2, S(O)p(C1-C4-alkyl), C(?O)(C1-C4-alkyl), C(?O)(OH), C(?O)(O—C1-C4-alkyl), C(?O)(NH(C1-C4-alkyl)), C(?O)(N(C1-C4-alkyl)2), C(?O)(NH(C3-C6-cycloalkyl)) and C(?O)—(N(C3-C6-cycloalkyl)2); wherein each of R41 or R42 is unsubstituted or further substituted by one, two, three or four R41a or R42a wherein
R41a, R42a is independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, OH, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-halocycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy and C1-C4-haloalkoxy;
p is 0, 1 or 2;
with the proviso, that
if Z is phenyl and m2 is 1, R1 is not (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C3)-alkyl, (C3-C8)-(chloro)cycloalkyl-(C1-C3)-alkyl or (C3-C8)-(methyl)cycloalkyl-(C1-C3)-alkyl; andand the N-oxides and the agriculturally acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,075,125

SELF-POWERED SOLAR TRACKER APPARATUS

NEXTracker Inc., Fremont...

1. A self-powered tracker apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a cylindrical torque tube comprising a plurality of torque tubes connected together in a continuous length from a first end to a second end;
a plurality of solar modules coupled to the cylindrical torque tube;
a motor operably coupled to the cylindrical torque tube;
a motor drive coupled to the motor; and
an energy system comprising:
a solar panel energy source comprising a first electrode and a second electrode;
a battery charger including a DC to DC converter coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode;
a battery coupled to the DC to DC converter;
a boost converter comprising a first lead and a second lead coupled to the battery;
a capacitor device coupled to the boost converter, the capacitor device being configured to provide a stable voltage to the motor drive;
a micro-controller comprising:
an input receiving a motor current and voltage;
an input receiving a signal from a sensor monitoring a temperature of the battery;
an input receiving a current and voltage from the solar panel energy source;
an input receiving a current and voltage from the battery; and
one or more outputs carrying control signals, the one or more outputs being operably coupled to the battery charger, the boost converter, and the motor drive,
wherein the energy system is configured to supply power to the motor, the tracker apparatus operating with the power from the energy system without power from an external energy source,
wherein the energy system includes a printed circuit board, and
wherein the printed circuit board comprises a multi-layer board including a top electronic component layer, an inner control power and circuit layer, an inner grounding layer, and a bottom signal routing and partial power circuit layer, the inner grounding layer and the inner control power layer being disposed within an inner region that is shielded against electromagnetic interference.

US Pat. No. 10,073,052

ION CONCENTRATION SENSOR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An ion concentration sensor, comprising:a supporting substrate;
a plurality of sensing sections having a sensing surface with which a test object is to be brought into contact, each of the plurality of sensing sections being sensitive to ions of the test object;
a semiconductor layer provided between the supporting substrate and the plurality of sensing sections;
a plurality of transistors which are configured to read out and transfer respective analog signals which vary in accordance with amounts of ions sensed by the respective plurality of sensing sections; and
an analog to digital conversion circuit which converts, into respective digital signals, the analog signals transferred from the respective plurality of transistors,
the plurality of sensing sections, the plurality of transistors, and the analog to digital conversion circuit being provided above the supporting substrate,
the plurality of transistors being provided on the semiconductor layer,
each of the plurality of transistors having a corresponding gate provided on a first surface of the semiconductor layer,
the analog to digital conversion circuit being provided on the semiconductor layer,
the sensing surface being provided on a second surface of the semiconductor layer, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,076,064

HOUSING HAVING CONFIGURABLE AIRFLOW EXHAUST

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A cabinet configured to house electrical equipment that requires cooling, the cabinet comprising:a frame; and
a plurality of panels connected to the frame and defining an air inlet, wherein the plurality of panels includes a top panel and a rear wall;
wherein the top panel is one of a pair of top panels that are removably connectable to the frame as replacements for one another, including a first top panel that is free of a top air outlet and a second top panel that has a top air outlet;
wherein the rear wall is one of a pair of rear walls that are removably connectable to the frame as replacements for one another, including a first rear wall that is free of a rear air outlet and a second rear wall that has a rear air outlet;
whereby the cabinet can be configured with a first air flow path from the air inlet to the rear air outlet by connecting the first top panel and the second rear wall to the frame, and can be converted to an alternative configuration having a second air flow path from the air inlet to the top air outlet by connecting the second top panel and the first rear wall to the frame as replacements for the first top panel and the second rear wall.

US Pat. No. 10,076,069

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT MODULE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An electronic circuit module comprising:a circuit board having an electronic component mounted thereon; and
a metal cover that covers the circuit board,
wherein the metal cover includes:
a top plate that opposes the circuit board, and
a plurality of attachment legs that extend from the top plate and that are joined to the circuit board,
wherein a plurality of electrode lands are provided on the circuit board, each of the electrode lands being joined to a corresponding one of the attachment legs,
wherein each of the attachment legs includes:
a fixing portion joined to a corresponding one of the electrode lands,
an insertion portion that extends so as to project from the fixing portion,
a clearance portion provided near a base of the insertion portion, and
a contact portion that is in contact with a surface of the circuit board,
wherein an insertion hole in which the insertion portion is inserted is provided in each of the electrode lands and in the circuit board, and
wherein the circuit board includes a non-electrode portion at a location at which the contact portion is in contact with the circuit board; and
wherein the non-electrode portion comprises an electrode-free portion of a corresponding one of the electrode lands, the electrode-free portion being a portion in which the corresponding one of the electrode lands is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,076,065

LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM WITH A DISPLACEMENT APPENDAGE FOR AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A liquid cooling system for a server, comprising:a heat pipe;
a displacement appendage fluidly coupled to the heat pipe, the displacement appendage including a displacement element that is compressible under a pressure;
a liquid coupling fluidly coupled to the heat pipe and configured to receive cooling liquid; and
a check valve coupled to the heat pipe, wherein the displacement appendage is positioned between the check valve and the liquid coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,076,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING A COMPARTMENTALIZED AND DUCTED ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:one or more electrical components associated with turbomachinery, wherein the one or more electrical components are disposed within two or more interior compartments of an electrical enclosure, and each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments has an access cover; and
a cooling system coupled to the electrical enclosure, wherein the cooling system comprises:
one or more air ducts configured to direct a cooling air to each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments, wherein each compartment of the two or more interior compartments is coupled to a differently sized duct of the one or more air ducts to vary the flow of the cooling air to each of the two or more interior compartments; and
a controller configured to route cooling air to each interior compartment via the one or more air ducts, wherein the controller is configured to independently regulate a thermal environment for each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments.

US Pat. No. 10,076,032

SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having an insulating property;
a first conductive layer formed on at least one of surfaces of the base film by application of a conductive ink containing metal particles; and
a second conductive layer formed, by plating, on a surface of the first conductive layer, the surface being on a side opposite to the base film,
wherein a region near an interface between the base film and the first conductive layer contains a metal oxide species based on a metal of the metal particles and a metal hydroxide species based on the metal of the metal particles,
the metal oxide species in the region near the interface between the base film and the first conductive layer has a mass per unit area of 0.1 ?g/cm2 or more and 10 ?g/cm2 or less, and a mass ratio of the metal oxide species to the metal hydroxide species is 0.1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,076,066

HEAT DISSIPATING CONTROL MODULE AND RELATED SERVER DEVICE AND HEAT DISSIPATING CONTROL METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A heat dissipating control module for a server device with a heat dissipating module, the heat dissipating control module comprising:a sensing unit, for detecting an atmosphere pressure of an environment where the server device located at; and
a control unit, coupled to the sensing unit for determining an altitude of the environment according to the atmosphere pressure, and using a proportional-integral-derivative unit to adjust a heat dissipating parameter according to the altitude and a plurality of heat dissipating parameter data, wherein the heat dissipating parameter is utilized for controlling operations of the heat dissipating module;
wherein the control unit interpolates the plurality of heat dissipating parameter data according to the altitude, to adjust the heat dissipating parameter;
wherein the plurality of heat dissipating parameter data is pre-stored in the control unit;
wherein the heat dissipating parameter comprises a first heat dissipating sub-parameter, a second heat dissipating sub-parameter and a third heat dissipating sub-parameter, the first heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a current heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module, the second heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a gain corresponding to a difference between the current heat dissipating ability and a target heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module in a period, and the third heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a gain corresponding to a difference between a future heat dissipating ability and the target heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module.

US Pat. No. 10,076,063

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a first substrate comprising a first face and a second face on an opposite side of the first face and provided with an opening;
a second substrate comprising a third face configured to face the second face and a fourth face on an opposite side of the third face and configured to be electrically connected to the first substrate;
at least one first electronic component configured to be mounted on at least one of the first and second substrates and store information;
a second electronic component configured to be mounted on the third face of the second substrate, control the first electronic components, and be disposed at a position overlapping the opening in a direction in which the third face faces;
a housing configured to accommodate the first and second substrates and comprising a first cover configured to cover the first face of the first substrate;
a first protruding portion provided on the first cover and configured to protrude toward the second electronic component and pass through the opening; and
a first heat transfer member configured to be interposed between the first protruding portion and the second electronic component and connect the first protruding portion and the second electronic component thermally, wherein
the first cover includes a first portion, a second portion, and a fin, the first portion that covers the at least one first electronic component, the second portion that is separate from the first portion and covers the second electronic component, the fin provided on the second portion,
the first protruding portion is provided on the second portion and protrudes in an opposite direction to a direction where the fin protrudes,
the opening is a cutout that is open in an end face of the first substrate,
the end face faces in a first direction,
the second portion includes a first heat radiating portion and a second heat radiating portion,
the first heat radiating portion extends in a second direction intersecting with the first direction,
the second heat radiating portion extends from the first portion in the first direction and covers the second electronic component, and
the first protruding portion is provided on the second heat radiating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,076,068

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTOR

NIPPON SOKEN, INC., Nish...

1. An electric power converter comprising:a semiconductor module with a built-in switching element;
a cooler for cooling the semiconductor module;
a control circuit board for controlling an operation of the switching element; and
a pair of direct current bus bars connected to the semiconductor module, and serve as current paths between a direct current power supply and the switching element; wherein,
the cooler is made of metal and electrically connected to ground;
the semiconductor module has a metal heat radiating plate connected to the switching element, and an insulating layer is interposed between the heat radiating plate and the cooler that insulates them, and a proximal bypass capacitor is formed close to the switching element by the heat radiating plate, the insulating layer, and the cooler;
there is provided at least a pair of distal bypass capacitors, each of which has a larger capacitance than the proximal bypass capacitor has, connects between each of the direct current bus bar and ground, and has a current path to the switching element of which a length is longer than a current path to the switching element from the proximal bypass capacitor;
the pair of distal bypass capacitors are disposed on the control circuit board, a potentiometric circuit for measuring a potential difference between the pair of direct current bus bars are formed on the control circuit board, and the potentiometric circuit and each of the distal bypass capacitors is connected by wirings formed on the control circuit board;
the proximal bypass capacitor has a filter function for high frequency components; and
the distal bypass capacitors have a filter function for low frequency components.

US Pat. No. 10,076,058

COOLING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A cooling device comprising:a coolant jetting member that is attached to a power transmitting device, wherein the power transmitting device performs wireless power supply to a movable power receiving device using a first coil; and
a plurality of coolant jet ports formed in the coolant jetting member that spray a liquid coolant on a second coil provided on the power receiving device only when an amount of heat generated by the second coil exceeds a threshold;
wherein at least a part of the coolant jetting member is provided in a facing region where the first coil and the second coil face each other during the wireless power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,076,057

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT COOLING

1. An electronic component cooler comprising:a cooling plate;
a cooling body connected to the cooling plate and at least partially forming a cooling channel for transport of a cooling medium to remove heat from the cooling body; and
a cooling pipe in hydraulic communication with the cooling channel; wherein the cooling plate defines a first through recess in which the cooling body is at least partially disposed,
wherein the cooling pipe has an outer cooling pipe surface that forms with an outer surface of the cooling plate, an at least partially planar surface, and
wherein the cooling plate is of shaped sheet metal.

US Pat. No. 10,076,062

AUDIO AMPLIFIER

1. An amplifier with improved space efficiency, comprising:a housing that dissipates heat having an upper wall, a first side wall and a second side wall, and an interior, wherein the first side wall and the second side wall each comprise an inner surface, an outer surface, a proximal end extending from the upper wall and a distal end;
a divider that dissipates heat and is within the interior of the housing coupled to the inner surfaces of the first sidewall and the second sidewall above the distal ends and below the proximal ends mechanically strengthening the amplifier and separating the interior of the housing into an upper compartment and a lower compartment disposed above and below one another;
an upper circuit board in the upper compartment between the upper wall and the divider, wherein the upper circuit board is in close proximity to the upper wall allowing heat to transfer from the upper circuit board to the upper wall;
a lower circuit board in the lower compartment beneath the divider, wherein the lower circuit board is in close proximity to the divider allowing heat to transfer from the lower circuit board to the divider; and
a connector that electrically connects the upper and lower circuit boards, wherein
the upper circuit board comprises one of an audio circuitry and a power supply circuitry and the lower circuit board comprises the other of the audio circuitry and the power supply circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,076,037

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:an electronic component having a side face and a face on which a plurality of first lands are arranged;
a printed wiring board having a face on which a plurality of second lands corresponding to the plurality of the first lands are arranged;
a plurality of pieces of first solder each of which electrically connects each of the plurality of the first lands to corresponding one of the plurality of the second lands;
second solder arranged outside of an outermost one of the plurality of pieces of the first solder; and
a thermosetting resin that covers at least a part of the second solder and adheres the side face of the electric component and the printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,076,054

ADJUSTABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT FOR FIBER AND CABLE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An adjustable cable management system comprising:a tray base having a first end;
a tray door coupled to the tray base and substantially parallel and opposite the first end of the tray base when in a closed position;
a plurality of apertures formed only in the first end the tray base around a central standoff at a plurality of selectable circumferential locations from the central standoff; and
a plurality of cable guides coupled to the first end of the tray base and located between the first end of the tray base and the tray door, wherein a proximal end of a particular cable guide of the plurality of cable guides is coupled to the central standoff and at a selected circumferential location from among the plurality of selectable circumferential locations through at least one aperture of the plurality of apertures,
wherein the particular cable guide includes an elongated portion and is configured to engage the tray door with a distal end opposite the proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,076,002

ELECTRIC CARTRIDGE TYPE HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

1. An electric cartridge type heater comprising:a tubular metallic jacket;
a self-supported resistance wire arranged in an interior of the tubular metallic jacket and having contact ends electrically contacting the resistance wire, the self-supported resistance wire comprising a resistance wire configuration, said resistance wire configuration being maintained via the self-supported resistance wire without additional mechanical stress provided from any other components of the electric cartridge type heater; and
an electrically insulating material arranged in the interior of the tubular metallic jacket, wherein the resistance wire is electrically insulated from the first tubular metallic jacket by the electrically insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,071,573

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A sheet processing apparatus comprising:a sheet conveyer configured to unwind a portion of a rolled sheet and convey the unwound sheet;
a ribbon conveyer configured to convey a ribbon having thereon a coloring layer that is not colored up to a predetermined temperature and becomes colored above the predetermined temperature;
a thermal head configured to transfer the coloring layer on the ribbon to a portion of the unwound sheet and form an image based on print data using the coloring layer that has been transferred to the portion of the unwound sheet; and
a cutter configured to cut off a portion of the unwound sheet on which the image is formed, wherein
the ribbon conveyer includes a first roller around which a portion of the ribbon that has not passed the thermal head is wound, and a second roller around which a portion of the ribbon that has passed the thermal head is wound.

US Pat. No. 10,076,070

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method comprising:providing a component mounting line with a solder printer that prints on a board with cream solder through a mask;
providing the component mounting line with a component mounting apparatus, the component mounting apparatus including a mounting unit that mounts an electronic component on the board and a component supply unit that supplies the electronic component or a chip solder;
calculating a plurality of sizes of the chip solder, each size of the chip solder corresponding to a size of each electrode of the board to which the electronic component is mounted;
storing the calculated plurality of sizes of the chip solder as part of production data used to mount the electronic component and the chip solder on the board;
printing, by the solder printer, the cream solder on the board through the mask;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the chip solder with the calculated size, based on the production data of each electrode of the board;
mounting the chip solder supplied from the component supply unit, on the board, by the mounting unit, based on the production data;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the electronic component to be mounted on the board; and
mounting, by the mounting unit, the electronic component supplied from the component supply unit, on the board.

US Pat. No. 10,076,060

COOLING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR COOLING COMPONENTS HOUSED IN A SWITCHGEAR CABINET, CORRESPONDING USE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

1. A cooling device, in particular for cooling components that are housed in a switchgear cabinet, comprising a first cooling fan for blowing air from the switchgear cabinet through a first heat exchanger, and a second cooling fan for blowing ambient air through a second heat exchanger, the cooling device further comprising a compressor-driven cooling circuit having a compressor and a mechanical or electronic choking element, characterized in that the cooling device comprises a voltage supply having a step-up and/or a step-down converter, which is connected via a rectifier to a wide-range input for single-phase or multiphase AC voltage, and which charges a capacitor to a DC link voltage which is higher or lower than a mains voltage across the wide-range input, the capacitor being connected in parallel to a three-phase inverter which supplies three-phase current to the compressor, and a power supply unit of at least one of the two cooling fans being connected in parallel to the capacitor, so that, irrespective of a single-phase or multiphase input AC voltage across the wide-range input, the compressor can be operated on the nominal three-phase voltage that is necessary for a required compressor output level.

US Pat. No. 10,076,018

DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVING DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVING METHOD

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A discharge lamp driving device comprising:a discharge lamp driving unit configured to supply a driving current to a discharge lamp including a first electrode and a second electrode; and
a control unit configured to control the discharge lamp driving unit,
wherein the driving current includes a first positive driving current which causes the first electrode to serve as an anode and a second negative driving current which causes the second electrode to serve as an anode,
wherein the control unit controls the discharge lamp driving unit so that the first positive driving current and the second negative driving current are alternately supplied to the discharge lamp, a period over which the first positive driving current is supplied is changed according to a periodic first pattern, and a period over which the second negative driving current is supplied is changed according to a periodic second pattern,
wherein the first pattern and the second pattern are patterns in which the length of the periods over which the respective driving current is supplied to the discharge lamp decreases over time within each cycle of the pattern, and
wherein the cycle of the first pattern is phase-shifted relative to the cycle of the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,076,000

CONTROL OF COOKING APPLIANCE IN RESPONSE TO CONTROL-COMPARTMENT, COOLING FAN FAILURE

THE MIDDLEBY CORPORATION,...

5. A control system for a control-compartment cooling fan of an oven, the control system comprising:a tachometer for sensing the RPM level of a motor of the cooling fan;
a controller communicatively connected to the tachometer, the controller configured to
receive the sensed RPM level from the tachometer,
generate a first interrupt command when the sensed RPM level is less than a predetermined minimum RPM level that is indicative of a predetermined minimum fan speed, and
generate a second interrupt command when the sensed RPM level is greater than a predetermined maximum RPM level that is indicative of a predetermined maximum fan speed; and
a heating control element communicatively connected to the controller and configured to interrupt operation of a heating element in response to receiving one of the first and the second interrupt commands.

US Pat. No. 10,075,966

SIGNALING EXTENDED EARFCN AND E-UTRA BANDS IN UMTS NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the UE configured to support multi-band signaling, the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry; and memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode signaling including a System Information Block Type 19 (SIB-19), the SIB-19 comprising an evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) frequency and priority info list,
the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list to include an E-UTRA frequency and priority information element (IE), an E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, a plurality of multiple frequency band indicators (MFBI) lists, and one or more evolved absolute radio frequency channel number (EARFCN) values, wherein each MFBI list is to indicate one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated, and wherein the one or more EARFCN values correspond to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands;
for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, wherein a multiple E-UTRA frequency info list IE and a multiple E-UTRA frequency info extension list IE are present for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE in the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list:
select, from the plurality of MFBI lists, a E-UTRA frequency band indicated in a second MFBI list element if the UE did not find the E-UTRA frequency band in a first MFBI list element;
generate a corresponding EARFCN value for an occurrence of any one of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE or the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE; and
configure the UE to initiate cell reselection based on the EARFCN value, wherein the cell reselection is initiated according to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated; and
wherein the memory is configured to store at least the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list.

US Pat. No. 10,075,945

RECEIVER DEVICE, TRANSMITTER DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a precoder which, in operation, applies a first precoding corresponding to single-antenna transmission to a downlink control signal when a localized allocation is used and, in operation, applies a second precoding corresponding to multi-antenna transmission to the downlink control signal when a distributed allocation is used, for each of a plurality of Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) candidates configured in a data region, wherein a plurality of first aggregation levels for the distributed allocation at least partially overlaps with a plurality of second aggregation levels for the localized allocation and includes at least one more aggregation level that is greater than any one of the second aggregation levels, and wherein each of the EPDCCH candidates at an aggregation level comprises a number of resources that corresponds to the aggregation level; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using a single antenna port when the localized allocation is used and, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using two antenna ports when the distributed allocation is used.

US Pat. No. 10,076,041

SOLDERING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A soldering device comprising:an adjustment member for changing a width between conveying rails to match a size of a conveying substrate to be soldered,
wherein the adjustment member includes:
a screw shaft that rotates;
a nut having a flange portion for connection, a fixed position of the nut to the screw shaft being changeable forward or backward by rotating the screw shaft; and
a rail-supporting member for supporting a rail which conveys the substrate, the rail-supporting member being fixed to the nut through the flange portion for connection and changing the width between the conveying rails to match the size of the conveying substrate,
wherein the nut contains a screw portion from a forward end thereof to a rear end thereof and includes at least one non-meshing part along whole thereof, the non-meshing part does not mesh with the screw shaft, and
wherein when changing the width between the rails for conveying the substrate by rotating the screw shaft, an adhered matter which is adhered to the screw shaft and is fixed thereto is scrapped by a ridge of the non-meshing part due to the rotation of the screw shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,076,036

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR WITH VIA ELECTRODES INTERCONNECTING INTERNAL ELECTRODES AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

12. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body including dielectric layers and pluralities of first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked with one of the dielectric layers interposed between each pair of adjacent first and second internal electrodes; and
first, second, third, and fourth external electrodes disposed on at least one surface of the capacitor body, the first and second external electrodes electrically connected to the first internal electrodes and the third and fourth external electrodes electrically connected to the second internal electrodes,
wherein the capacitor body includes first and second via electrodes spaced apart from each other in the capacitor body,
wherein each of the second internal electrodes of the plurality of second internal electrodes contacts both of the first and second via electrodes, and
wherein the third and fourth external electrodes are disposed on a same surface of the capacitor body to be spaced apart from each other, and respectively contact an end portion of the first and second via electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,075,918

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system employing a radio interface including an arrangement of downlink reference symbols, the method comprising:monitoring reference symbols transmitted by a base station;
identifying that transmission by the base station of at least one reference symbol from the arrangement of downlink reference symbols is suppressed;
determining a period of time for which to enter a reduced activity mode based on the identified at least one reference symbol for which transmission is suppressed; and
initiating the reduced activity mode for the determined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,076,061

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND FAN SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A fan system, comprising:a) a volute, the volute comprising an inner cavity, an air inlet, and a first air outlet;
b) an impeller wheel;
c) a motor, the motor comprising a rotating shaft; and
d) a motor controller, the motor controller comprising a control box, a control circuit board, and a supporting frame; the control box comprising a plurality of fins, a cavity, a base plate, a plurality of cooling ducts, an upper plate, and a lower plate; and the supporting frame comprising two supporting plates and a connecting plate;wherein:the inner cavity is disposed within the volute;
the impeller wheel is disposed within the inner cavity;
the air inlet and the first air outlet are disposed on sidewalls of the volute;
the motor is disposed outside the volute;
the rotating shaft extends into the inner cavity and is connected to the impeller wheel;
the motor controller is disposed nearby the motor;
the motor controller is in electric connection with the motor and controls the operation of the motor;
the plurality of fins is adapted to dissipate heat of the motor controller;
the impeller wheel is adapted to suck ambient air to form an air flow wherein the air flow passes through the plurality of fins;
the control circuit board is disposed on the base plate and in the cavity;
the plurality of fins is disposed outside the cavity on an outer side surface of the base plate;
each of the plurality of cooling ducts is formed between two adjacent fins;
the upper plate and the lower plate respectively extend from two ends of the base plate to the same side;
the upper plate, the base plate, and the lower plate form the cavity, two side openings respectively at two sides of the cavity, and an upper opening at a top of the cavity;
the two supporting plates respectively extend from two ends of the connecting plate to the same side;
the connecting plate shields the upper opening of the control box; and
the two supporting plates respectively shield the two side openings at two sides of the control box and match with two side faces of the base plate of the control box for mounting the control box on the supporting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,076,047

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CHASSIS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device chassis, configured to detachably dispose two electronic assemblies, the electronic device chassis comprising:a casing, comprising two accommodating zones arranged along an axis, the two electronic assemblies are configured to be detachably disposed at the two accommodating zones along the axis; and
two limitation mechanisms, rotatably disposed at the casing, wherein one of the limitation mechanisms is located near a side of each of the accommodating zones, the other one of the limitation mechanisms is located near another side opposite to the side of each of the accommodating zones, each of the limitation mechanisms comprises a first engaging portion and a linkage structure, in each of the limitation mechanisms, the first engaging portion is located near one of the accommodating zones and the linkage structure is located near the other one of the accommodating zones, so that when the limitation mechanism is rotated, the first engaging portion and the linkage structure enter or leave the two accommodating zones, respectively,
wherein the two electronic assemblies comprises two second engaging portions corresponding to the two first engaging portions, when the two electronic assemblies are disposed in the two accommodating zones, the two second engaging portions are located in rotating paths of the two first engaging portions, and a portion of each of the limitation mechanisms is located in a moving path of the corresponding electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,076,029

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A method for producing a printed wiring board, comprising the following steps (A) to (C) in this order:(A) laminating, onto an internal layer substrate, an adhesive sheet which comprises a support formed of polyethylene terephthalate and a resin composition layer in contact with the support, so that the resin composition layer is in contact with the internal layer substrate;
(B) thermally curing said resin composition layer to form an insulating layer; and
(C) removing said support,
wherein
when said support is heated under the following heating condition, said support satisfies the following conditions (TD1) and (TD2) in a TD direction thereof,
heating condition: a temperature is increased from 20° C. to 100° C. at a rate of 8° C./minute, maintained at 100° C. for 30 minutes, then increased to 180° C. at a rate of 8° C./minute, and maintained at 180° C. for 30 minutes,
condition (TD1): a maximum expansion rate EATD (%) is 0.9% or less, and
Condition (TD2): a difference between the maximum expansion rate EATD (%) and an expansion rate at the end of heating EBTD (%), EATD?EBTD, is 0.5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,076,040

PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A packaging structure of an electronic product, comprising:a supporting structure having a shape;
a flexible board stacked on the supporting structure, wherein an electronic device is disposed on the flexible board; and
a covering layer attached on the stacked supporting structure and flexible board, wherein the covering layer directly contacts the flexible board and directly covers the electronic device, wherein the covering layer comprises a thermoforming film and at least a function film stacked on the thermoforming film, wherein the function film is at least one of a decorative layer, a thermo-conducting layer, a shielding layer and a light diffusion layer,
wherein the thermoforming film has a shrinkage temperature and is thermally deformable when the thermoforming film is heated up to the shrinkage temperature to make the function film tightly attached on the flexible board, such that shapes of the flexible board and the covering layer conforms to the shape of the supporting structure, the flexible board and the electronic device are tightly interposed between the covering layer and the supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,076,038

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first circuit pattern layer formed at a first surface of the first insulating layer;
an adhesive layer provided on a second surface of the first insulating layer;
an electronic component disposed on the adhesive layer and enclosed by the first insulating layer and a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer; and
a first via formed to penetrate through the first insulating layer and connected to the first circuit pattern layer,
wherein the first circuit pattern layer comprises:
a first circuit pattern enclosed in the first insulating layer in such a way that one surface of the first circuit pattern is exposed through the first surface of the first insulating layer and remaining surfaces of the first circuit pattern excluding the one surface of the first circuit pattern are covered by the first insulating layer; and
a second circuit pattern spaced apart from the first circuit pattern and protruded from the first surface of the first insulating layer toward an opposite side of the first circuit pattern,
wherein one end of the first via is in contact with the other surface of the first circuit pattern opposite to the one surface of the first circuit pattern, and
wherein an interface is formed between the first via and the first circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,071,331

BACKING NET STRUCTURE

Camfil AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. A backing net configured to be arranged on a downstream surface of a filter media pack of a V-type filter, wherein the backing net has a longitudinal direction extending along an in-depth length of the filter media pack of the V-type filter and a lateral direction extending along a width of the filter media pack of the V-type filter, the backing net comprising:a plurality of longitudinal beams, each longitudinal beam of the plurality of longitudinal beams having first and second ends and configured to be mounted to the filter media pack of the V-type filter in the longitudinal direction extending along the in-depth length of the filter media pack of the V-type filter; and
at least one vane, wherein the at least one vane is attached to the plurality of longitudinal beams and is arranged to extend in the lateral direction extending along the width of the filter media pack of the V-type filter, wherein the at least one vane is configured to direct an air flow passing through the backing net in a particular direction.

US Pat. No. 10,076,059

HEAT SINK WITH PROTRUSIONS ON MULTIPLE SIDES THEREOF AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a main unit, comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, and
at least one heat-generating device disposed on the second side of the substrate; and
a thermal management unit disposed on the first side of the substrate, the thermal management unit comprising a heat sink that comprises:
a base portion having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a first protrusion structure protruding from the first side of the base portion, the first protrusion structure comprising a plurality of fins; and
a second protrusion structure protruding from the second side of the base portion, the second protrusion structure comprising a plurality of ribs, the second protrusion structure in direct contact with the first side of the substrate when the heat sink is disposed on the first side of the substrate such that at least a portion of heat in the substrate is conducted to the heat sink through the second protrusion structure,
wherein the first side of the substrate comprises a pattern configured to accommodate the plurality of ribs to interlockingly engage with the second protrusion structure of the heat sink when the heat sink is disposed on the first side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,075,944

TERMINAL DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, generates a response signal based on error detection results of downlink data transmitted in one or more component carriers including a first component carrier and a second component carrier that are aggregated in a carrier aggregation; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the generated response signal in a uplink control channel based on a mapping rule, wherein:
the mapping rule associates the error detection results with one of a plurality of resources used for transmission of the uplink control channel, the plurality of resources including a first resource and a second resource;
error detection results when the downlink data is received only in the first component carrier are associated with the first resource that is mapped on the first component carrier;
error detection results when the downlink data is received only in the second component carrier are associated with the second resource that is mapped on the second component carrier;
the first resource is associated with an index of one or more control channel elements in which downlink control information received in the first component carrier is mapped; and
the second resource is associated with an index of one or more control channel elements in which downlink control information received in the second component carrier is mapped.

US Pat. No. 10,075,986

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS WITH A REMOTE NODE ON A SWITCHED NETWORK BASED ON HYPERTEXT CALLING RECEIVED FROM A PACKET NETWORK

FOCAL IP, LLC, Wilmingto...

1. A method for a service provider to establish a push-to-talk triggered communication between a consumer and a retailer, the method comprising:providing to the retailer software operable to implement the push-to-talk triggered communication, wherein the software comprises a hyperlink defined by Hypertext Markup Language and which is a push-to-talk trigger for initiating the push-to-talk triggered communication, wherein the hyperlink is to be included in an email message to be sent to the consumer;
requesting the insertion of consumer contact data by the consumer, in response to activation of the hyperlink, included in the email message, initiating the push-to-talk triggered communication;
communicating the consumer contact data to a database and a service provider server; and
establishing by the service provider server a connection between the consumer and the retailer.

US Pat. No. 10,071,755

HOUSING DEVICE FOR A MAGNET BODY FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC OR PERMANENTLY MAGNETIC RAIL BRAKE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC OR PERMANENTLY MAGNETIC RAIL BRAKE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

1. A housing device for a magnet body for an electromagnetic or permanently magnetic rail brake for a rail vehicle, the housing device comprising:a first cable through opening for leading through a first electrical connector cable (A) into the magnet body, wherein a first axial extent axis of the first cable through opening is arranged at an acute inclination angle (?) with regard to a main surface of the housing device, which is adjacent with respect to the first cable through opening, and
wherein the first cable through opening is arranged in the center of the rail brake within a tolerance range.

US Pat. No. 10,076,067

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN AIR MOVER

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method of controlling a cooling fan in an information handling system, the method comprising:receiving a fan request signal from a component of an information handling system;
identifying a fan type of the cooling fan;
determining whether the component is configured to operate with a cooling fan based on the fan type of the cooling fan;
if the component is configured to operate with the cooling fan, transmitting the fan request signal to the cooling fan; and
if the component is not configured to operate with the cooling fan, generating a revised fan request signal and transmitting the revised fan request signal to the cooling fan.

US Pat. No. 10,076,051

STRUCTURE FOR FIXING PRINTED BOARD IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE UNIT

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A structure for fixing a printed board in an electronic device unit, whereinthe electronic device unit includes:
a printed board housing body;
a printed board; and
a front face panel to which the printed board is fixed,
the front face panel includes:
hooks on which first recessed parts or first protruding parts are provided at the tip of each of the hooks; and
knobs for disengaging the hooks,
wherein the printed board housing body includes engagement parts that engage with the hooks when the front face panel to which the printed board is fixed is attached thereto, each of the engagement parts being provided with a second protruding part to be fitted into the first recessed part or a second recessed part into which the first protruding part is fitted, wherein
the printed board housing body and the front face panel are configured so that pinching the knobs for removing the front face panel from the printed board housing body directly moves only the hooks and a top part of the knob, thereby causing the hooks to turn in a direction such that engagement between the hooks and the engagement parts and fitting between the first recessed parts and the second protruding part or between the first protruding parts and the second recessed parts are released.

US Pat. No. 10,076,050

STORAGE AND CHARGING STATION SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. An expandable storage assembly for storing a plurality of portable electronic devices comprising:a tower support portion having a first member coupled to a second member, and a third member coupled to the first member, the second and third members being provided at an angle to the first member such that the first, second, and third members define a vertical channel provided on a first side of the tower support portion;
a base member coupled to the tower support portion and adapted to support the tower support portion in a vertically extending position on an elevated horizontal working surface to provide convenient access for a portable electronic device user group; and
a plurality of shelves removably attachable to a second side of the tower support portion, wherein the second side is opposite the first side, each said shelf defining a storage bay including a generally planar bottom portion having a front margin and a back margin and opposing first and second raised edge portions each extending upwardly along opposed sides of the bottom portion for supporting and retaining a portable electronic device on the shelf for storage and charging, with bottom portion retaining tabs extending from said back margin being receivable by tower support portion first member first shelf receiving slots, and raised edge portion retaining hooks being receivable by tower support portion first member second shelf receiving slots, and said retaining hooks being engageable with the first member of the tower support portion to retain the shelf on said second side of the tower support portion, the first and second raised edge portions having a generally lower height along a front portion of the bottom portion of the shelf than along a back portion thereof near the tower support portion to provide enhanced user visibility of one or more devices received by a plurality of said shelves retained on the tower support portion, wherein the plurality of shelves are coupleable in a stacked, spaced vertical arrangement along the first member of the tower support portion, and
the tower support portion and the shelves further defining a plurality of first cable support apertures for support of and entry and exit of electronic cables to and from the vertical channel and the shelves and between the vertical channel and each shelf, the cable support apertures each providing managed electronic cable access for at least one electronic device supported by each shelf at spaced locations along the tower support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,075,915

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

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a network access equipment, comprising:configuring a discontinuous reception (DRX) mode for a user device;
configuring at least one of a first sounding reference signal (SRS) mode and a second SRS mode for the user device;
receiving an SRS during a DRX active time when the first SRS mode is used;
receiving an SRS irrespective of the DRX active time when the second SRS mode is used; and
maintaining a resource configuration for the user device to transmit the SRS when not in the DRX active time.

US Pat. No. 10,076,052

ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE

1. An electrical device, comprising:a circuit board;
a housing part; and
a connecting part inserted into and/or soldered to the circuit board, the connecting part including a spacer section and a connection element, the circuit board separated from the housing part by a spacer section, the connection element including a threaded segment, the connection element connected to at least one circuit trace on the circuit board in an electrically conductive manner;
wherein the connecting part is arranged as a composite component, the connection element is produced from an electrically conductive material and/or metal, and the spacer section is produced from an electrically insulating material and/or plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,076,045

IMPLEMENTING BACKDRILLING ELIMINATION UTILIZING ANTI-ELECTROPLATE COATING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for implementing enhanced via creation without creating a via barrel stub during printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing comprising:providing a printed circuit board (PCB); said printed circuit board (PCB) having an internal conductive trace;
forming a via extending through the printed circuit board (PCB) including the internal conductive trace; and
inserting a plug into the via extending from a first surface to below the internal conductive trace;
applying an anti-electroplate coating covering the walls of the via below the signal trace; said anti-electroplate coating eliminating via barrel stub creation during the PCB manufacturing; and
removing the plug and performing PCB plating.

US Pat. No. 10,076,042

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SOLDER FLOW CONTROL IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICROSTRUCTURES

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

1. An electronic microstructure, comprising:a plurality of layers of a metal and one or more layers of a material that is non-wetting to one or more of a metallic solder and a conductive epoxy;
a mounting surface disposed at and including a selected one of the plurality of layers of metal;
a wick stop structure formed of one or more of the plurality of layers of the non-wetting material, disposed away from the mounting surface and within the microstructure, the wick stop structure configured to deter a flow of one or more of the metallic solder and the conductive epoxy from the mounting surface to a location on the microstructure beyond the location of the wick stop structure.

US Pat. No. 10,076,033

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH CONNECTOR HEADER MOUNTED TO BOTTOM SURFACE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a printed circuit board;
an integrated circuit mounted on a first surface of the printed circuit board;
one or more vias that extend through the printed circuit board from the first surface to a second surface of the printed circuit board to provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit,
the second surface of the printed circuit board being opposite the first surface of the printed circuit board; and
a pin header that mechanically supports one or more pins that provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit,
the pin header being mounted to the second surface of the printed circuit board to mate the one or more pins with the one or more vias to provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit, and
the one or more vias including a via that is mated with a pin, of the one or more pins, that does not provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,076,025

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board, comprising:a plurality of stretchable bases comprising:
a first stretchable base having a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, the first stretchable base having a first through opening, and
a second stretchable base having a third main surface and a fourth main surface opposite to the third main surface, the second stretchable base having a second through opening, the first stretchable base being joined with the second stretchable base such that the second main surface is opposed to the third main surface; and
a plurality of stretchable wiring portions comprising:
a first stretchable wiring portion, and
a second stretchable wiring portion,
wherein an entire of the first stretchable wiring portion and an entire of the second stretchable wiring portion are extended between the second main surface and the third main surface,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion and the second stretchable wiring portion are integrally fused to each other and electrically connected therebetween,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion is formed on the second main surface of the first stretchable base,
wherein the second stretchable wiring portion is formed on the third main surface of the second stretchable base,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion and the second main surface overlap with the second through opening such that the first stretchable wiring portion is exposed through the second through opening in a direction toward the fourth main surface,
wherein the second stretchable wiring portion and the third main surface overlap with the first through opening such that the second stretchable wiring portion is exposed through the first through opening in a direction toward the first main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,076,044

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer wiring board, comprising:(1) a step of integrally laminating an inner layer material with an inner layer wiring pattern formed thereon, an insulating layer, and a metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern, and providing the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern and the insulating layer with a hole for a via hole from the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern to the inner layer wiring pattern, an overhang of the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern formed at an opening of the hole for a via hole, and lower space formed between the overhang of the metal foil and an inside wall of the hole for a via hole by using a conformal method or a direct laser method;
(2) a step of forming a base electroless plating layer within the hole for a via hole and on the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern, and then forming a via hole that connects the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern and the inner layer wiring pattern, by forming electrolytic filling plating layers; and
(3) a step of wiring the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern after the formation of the electrolytic filling plating layers to form the upper layer wiring pattern,
wherein the formation of the electrolytic filling plating layers in the step (2) is carried out by repeating change in electric current density of temporarily decreasing the electric current density of electrolytic filling plating in the middle of the electrolytic filling plating, and then increasing it again, two or more times before the electrolytic filling plating layers block the opening of the hole for a via hole.

US Pat. No. 10,076,022

NOISE REDUCING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A noise reducing electronic component to be used as mounted on a circuit board, comprising:a floating electrode disposed so as to be capacitively coupled to a ground conductor of the circuit board;
a radiation element connected to the floating electrode and configured to radiate electromagnetic waves; and
a shielding member made of magnetic material to shield the electromagnetic waves radiated from the radiation element,
the radiation element being made of a liner conductor having a tip end and a base end,
the base end being connected to the floating electrode, and
a lateral direction of the tip end and an extending direction of the radiation element from the tip end being covered with the shielding member.

US Pat. No. 10,076,020

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLASMA IGNITION WITH A SELF-RESONATING DEVICE

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. A method for igniting a process plasma, the method comprising:flowing an ignition gas into a plasma chamber;
providing at least one self-resonating device disposed relative to the plasma chamber and a power transformer coupled to the plasma chamber;
using the at least one self-resonating device to form at least one ignition plasma within the plasma chamber, the at least one ignition plasma causing at least partial ionization of the ignition gas; and
using the power transformer to inductively couple power to the plasma chamber, including to the at least one ignition plasma in the plasma chamber, and ignite the process plasma within the plasma chamber,
wherein the at least one self-resonating device enables the at least partial ionization of the ignition gas using reduced power during ignition of the process plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,070,582

STRING TRIMMER HEAD

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A trimmer head for use with a trimmer, the head comprising:a housing rotatable about an axis; and
a line holder supported by the housing, the line holder including a body having a first face and an opposite second face and defining a first receptacle, a second receptacle separated from the first receptacle and an opening communicating with the first receptacle through a first passage and with the second receptacle through a second passage, the first passage being narrower than the first receptacle, the second passage being narrower than the second receptacle, the first receptacle, the second receptacle and the opening extending through the body from the first face to the second face, the line holder being operable to support a line, the line having a first end and an opposite second end, the line being folded to provide a first line section from the first end toward a folded portion and a second line section from the second end toward the folded portion, the folded portion being insertable into the opening through the first face, the first line section being receivable into the first receptacle through the first passage, the second line section being receivable into the second receptacle through the second passage, the first end and the second end extending outwardly from the first face and the folded portion being positioned toward the second face.

US Pat. No. 10,076,031

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an insulating base substrate comprised of glass and through which extend a plurality of nickel-alloy through electrodes;
an electronic element which is electrically connected to the through electrodes and is mounted on one surface of the base substrate;
a lid which accommodates the electronic element and is bonded to the one surface of the base substrate; and
a plurality of external electrodes each covering a region ranging from an end face of one through electrode, which is exposed by the other surface of the base substrate, to the other surface in a vicinity of the end face,
wherein each external electrode includes a conductive film which covers a region ranging from the end face to the other surface in the vicinity of the end face, a first electrolytically plated film which is formed on a surface of the conductive film, and a second electrolytically plated film which is formed on a surface of the first electrolytically plated film, and
wherein the second electrolytically plated film is formed of tin or a tin alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,076,024

DIFFERENTIAL INTERCONNECT WITH FIRST AND SECOND TRANSMISSION TRACES HAVING A BEND AND INCLUDING STUB TRACES CONNECTED TO THE TRANSMISSION TRACES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a first electrical connection point and a second electrical connection point; and
a differential interconnect coupling the first electrical connection point to the second electrical connection point, the differential interconnect including:
a first transmission trace including a first interior edge and a first exterior edge opposite the first interior edge;
a second transmission trace substantially parallel with the first transmission trace and including a second interior edge and a second exterior edge opposite the second interior edge, the second interior edge facing the first interior edge; and
stub traces, individual stub traces coupled to one of the first transmission trace and the second transmission trace and projecting from one of the first interior edge, the first exterior edge, the second interior edge, and the second exterior edge, wherein a substantially equal number of stub traces project from the first exterior edge and the second exterior edge, and wherein at least twice as many stub traces project from the first and second exterior edges as project from the first and second interior edges;
wherein the differential interconnect forms a bend between the first and second electrical connection points, wherein a gap between adjacent stub traces proximate the bend is greater than a gap between adjacent stub traces not proximate the bend.

US Pat. No. 10,076,030

FLEXIBLE HYBRID SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A flexible hybrid substrate for a display comprising:an ultra-thin glass plate;
a first transparent thin film formed on one surface of the ultra-thin glass plate; and
a second transparent thin film formed on the other surface of the ultra-thin glass plate,
the second transparent thin film comprising a transparent conductive polymer;
wherein a thickness of the second transparent thin film is greater than a thickness of the first transparent thin film, and
the thickness of the first transparent thin film ranges from 10 nm to 500 nm, and the thickness of the second transparent thin film ranges from 2 ?m to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,073,992

METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO FACILITATING THE READING OF RFID TAGS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A method to facilitate an end user reading a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags using an RFID tag reader, the method comprising:interrogating en masse the plurality of RFID tags;
receiving corresponding responses from various ones of the plurality of RFID tags;
receiving from a remote source surrogate responses corresponding to at least some of the plurality of RFID tags that did not respond to the interrogation but which did respond to a previous interrogation, the surrogate responses comprising content as though the RFID tags that did not respond to the interrogation had in fact responded to the interrogation;
providing at the RFID tag reader a plurality of end user-perceivable indications corresponding to the responses from the various ones of the plurality of RFID tags and the surrogate responses to thereby inform an end user of the RFID tag reader with respect to a corresponding read state as regards the plurality of RFID tags.

US Pat. No. 10,073,036

SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING THE IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

POCARED Diagnostics LTD.,...

1. An optical reader for analyzing bacteria in a biological specimen, comprising:an optics cup containing the biological specimen;
an illumination arrangement including a light source and a system of turning mirrors, filters and one of a filter wheel and a linear varying filter supported in a plurality of carriages for producing an illumination beam;
said plurality of carriages being arranged at an angle so as to decrease the distance between the light source and the optics cup and to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of the illumination beam;
an anchor shoe for supporting the optics cup and having a slit for producing a collimated beam from the illumination beam and directing the collimated beam into the optics cup containing the biological sample to produce fluorescent emissions; and
an optical collection device for receiving the fluorescent emissions from the biological specimen and the optics cup and directing the fluorescent emissions to a detection device for the analysis of bacteria in the biological specimen.

US Pat. No. 10,072,445

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door lock, comprising:a locking mechanism and a first electric drive adapted for electric opening of the locking mechanism, and
a second electric drive adapted to release a mechanical safety mechanism, the mechanical safety mechanism comprising a blocking element, the mechanical safety mechanism blocks operation of the first electric drive by moving the blocking element from a blocking position that blocks operation of the first electric drive to an unblocking position that does not block operation of the first electric drive for electric opening of the locking mechanism with the aid of the first electric drive;
wherein the second electric drive acts on a locking lever via a connecting lever, and the second electric drive acts on the blocking element via the connecting lever, such that the second electric drive is mechanically coupled to, on one hand, the locking lever by means of the connecting lever, and the second electric drive is mechanically coupled to, on the other hand, the blocking element by means of the connecting lever; and
wherein the connecting lever contains a locking bolt engaging in a recess of the locking lever.

US Pat. No. 10,071,214

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUBE OR CATHETER PLACEMENT

SONARMED INC., Carmel, I...

1. A leak detection system for tube placement, the system comprising:a tube;
an inflatable cuff coupled to the tube;
a microphone at only one location coupled to the tube and configured to detect acoustic waves generated by vibrations from a passage of air between the inflatable cuff and an anatomical conduit when inserted in the anatomical conduit; and
a microprocessor having a memory and the microprocessor coupled to the microphone and configured to compare the acoustic waves to a baseline expected sound profile stored in the memory and determine that a leak around the inflatable cuff is present when the acoustic waves are in addition to the expected sound profile, the baseline expected profile is established by detection of a frequency range over a duration of time, such that the expected baseline sound profile defines an absence of a backflow of the air and other fluids caused by leakage past the cuff.

US Pat. No. 10,076,049

CABLE PATHWAY SYSTEM FOR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A cable management system for a network cabinet, comprising:first and second air dams configured for mounting to a base frame of the network cabinet;
a docking assembly configured for connection to a front of the network cabinet, the docking assembly comprising a base frame defining an internal area;
a generally C-shaped cable tray connected to the docking assembly and disposed within the internal area; and
a generally U-shaped rear cable tray aligned with an aperture formed in the air dam and extending longitudinally from a rear surface of the air dam.

US Pat. No. 10,076,048

EXTERNAL ACCESSORY TO BE ATTACHED TO ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An external accessory that can be attached to and detached from an electronic apparatus which has a first power line and a second power line,the external accessory comprising:
a first power receiver that is configured to receive power through the first power line of the electronic apparatus;
a second power receiver that is configured to receive power through the second power line of the electronic apparatus;
a function execution circuit that executes a predetermined function; and
a control unit that controls the function execution circuit so as to reduce power consumption when the second power receiver is receiving power through the second power line, compared to power consumption when the first power receiver is receiving power through the first power line.

US Pat. No. 10,076,026

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An article comprising:a substrate having a first major surface;
an electrical conductor pattern on the first major surface of the substrate, the electrical conductor pattern comprising:
a plurality of separated pairs of separated first and second electrically conductive metallic traces, the first and second electrically conductive metallic traces of each pair of the plurality of pairs having a length of overlap relative to each other of at least 5 times their separation distance, and wherein there are at least 50 of the electrically conductive metallic traces/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,076,017

METHOD FOR CREATING AMBIENCE LIGHTING EFFECT BASED ON DATA DERIVED FROM STAGE PERFORMANCE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for creating an ambience lighting effect during a live performance performed in a performance space, to be used in support of moving images in a display space wherein the display space comprises a screen configured to display the moving images and a display space light source configured to provide the ambience lighting effect, wherein the moving images are representative of the live performance, wherein the method comprises the steps of:creating ambience lighting effect input data from an analysis of a video shot by a video camera configured to monitor at least a part of an audience present in the performance space at the time of the live performance; and
displaying the moving images on the screen in the display space, wherein the display space is remote from the performance space, while creating in the display space with the display space light source the ambience lighting effect at least based on the ambience lighting effect input data created using the video of the live performance.

US Pat. No. 10,075,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first User Equipment (UE) for transmitting device-to-device (D2D) synchronization signals or broadcast channels, said method comprising:determining, at the first UE, the first UE's level of interest in being received by a second UE that uses a same or a different synchronization reference signal, wherein determining the first UE's level of interest includes:
analyzing the first UE's interest in performing a certain type of service;
determining whether the second UE is compatible with the certain type of service; and
concluding the first UE is interested in being received by the second UE only when the first UE is interested in performing the certain type of service, and when the second UE is compatible with the certain type of service; and
adapting, at the first UE, a time pattern for transmission of synchronization signals or broadcast channels, depending on the determined level of interest of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,075,176

REDUCING RESIDUE SIGNALS IN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A residue generation system for an analog to digital converter (ADC), the system comprising:a quantizer for digitizing an analog input to generate a digital output;
means for applying a first transfer function to the digital output generated by the quantizer to generate a digital input to a feedforward digital to analog converter (DAC), where the means for applying the first transfer function includes means for up-sampling the digital output from the quantizer by an up-sampling factor L;
the feedforward DAC for generating a feedforward path analog output based on the digital input;
means for applying a second, continuous-time, transfer function to the analog input to generate a forward path analog output; and
a subtractor for generating a residue signal based on the forward path analog output and the feedforward path analog output.

US Pat. No. 10,072,861

CLEAN WORK DEVICE

JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING ...

1. A clean work device for use in a predetermined work sequentially performed on different objects, comprising:a work area disposed in a conveyance path of the object, the work area having an inlet and an outlet in the conveyance path, a downflow air curtain being provided at least at the inlet and the outlet, the downflow air curtain blowing out of an air outlet port and being sucked by an air suction port that faces the air outlet port;
a conveyor configured to repeatedly perform an operation that moves a placement surface on which the object is placed from the inlet side of the work area into the work area and, thereafter, moves the placement surface from an outlet side of the work area to the outside of the work area and, subsequently, moves back the placement surface to the inlet side again;
a cleaning device comprising cleaning chambers configured to clean the placement surface during a period of time from when the conveyor moves the placement surface to the outside of the work area and through the cleaning chambers until the conveyor moves back the placement surface to the inlet side of the work area;
a clean area that includes the work area, the clean area extending upstream and downstream of the work area; and
buffering areas provided on an upstream side and a downstream side of the clean area.

US Pat. No. 10,070,665

EXTINGUISHER FOR A SMOKING ARTICLE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A portable extinguisher for extinguishing a single smoking article at a time, the extinguisher comprising:an outer vessel;
an inner sleeve;
an opening sized to receive a single smoking article into the inner sleeve; and
a lid configured to close the extinguisher,
wherein the inner sleeve is disposed within the outer vessel and is at least partially separated from the outer vessel, the inner sleeve comprises at least one aperture extending along substantially an entire length of the inner sleeve and being configured to allow fluid communication between the inner sleeve and the outer vessel such that fluid in the inner sleeve is freely flowable between the inner sleeve and the outer vessel, and the lid, when closed, prevents escape of the fluid from the extinguisher.

US Pat. No. 10,076,014

LIGHT SWITCH CONTROLLING LIGHT SOURCE VIA WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A light switch comprising:a stimulus detector configured to:
detect a first stimulus received at a user interface and being of a first stimulus type, wherein the first stimulus includes a user input or motion stimulus; and
detect a second stimulus received at the user interface and being of a second stimulus type, wherein the second stimulus includes another user input or another motion stimulus, the second stimulus type being different than first stimulus type;
a light controller configured to, in response to detecting the first stimulus, cause a first action type, the first action type including an output of a first light source to change, wherein the first light source is electrically connected to the light controller; and
a wireless transmitter configured to, in response to detecting the second stimulus, cause a second action type, the second action type including wirelessly transmitting a communication indicative of the detection of the second stimulus, wherein the transmission is sent to each of one or more other devices, wherein the one or more other devices includes a master light switch, and wherein the communication is transmitted to a remote gateway or cloud server in wireless communication with the light switch and with the master light switch, wherein the transmission of the communication facilitates a change to an output of a second light source electrically connected to another device of the one or more other devices.

US Pat. No. 10,075,978

TRANSMITTING NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSMISSIONS TO AT LEAST ONE RECEIVING NODE ON A RADIO CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transmitting node for performing data transmissions to at least one receiving node on a radio channel in a wireless communications network, the method comprisingsetting at least two contention window sizes for at least two different contention windows, the at least two contention window sizes of the at least two different contention windows being separately determined based on information associated with the least one receiving node;
deferring a first transmission of data to the at least one receiving node for a first period of observation of the radio channel determined by a first contention window size of a first contention window of the at least two different contention windows at the transmitting node;
deferring at least one second transmission of data to the at least one receiving node for at least one second period of observation of the radio channel determined by at least a second contention window size of at least a second contention window of the at least two different contention windows at the transmitting node; and
performing one of the first and the at least one second transmission of data to the at least one receiving node when an outcome of the at least one of the first and the at least second periods of observation of the radio channel, respectively, is that the radio channel is idle.

US Pat. No. 10,075,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving a resource assignment;
determining a first set of time-frequency resources in a subframe from the resource assignment;
determining a second set of time-frequency resources in the subframe, the second set of time-frequency resources used for a second latency data transmission, and the second set of time-frequency resources overlapping with at least a portion of the first set of time-frequency resources; and
decoding a first latency data transmission in the subframe based on the determined first and second set of time-frequency resources, where the first latency transmission has a longer latency than the second latency transmission,
wherein the method further comprises:
determining a modulation and coding scheme value from the resource assignment; and
adjusting log likelihood ratio values of bits corresponding to first latency data transmission and mapped to the second set of time-frequency resources, only if the modulation and coding scheme value exceeds a modulation and coding scheme threshold, and
wherein decoding the first latency data transmission further comprises decoding the first latency data transmission based on adjusted log likelihood ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,075,916

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

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a user equipment, comprising:establishing a discontinuous reception (DRX) communication with a network access device;
receiving an instruction from the network access device;
transmitting, based on the instruction, a sounding reference signal (SRS): (1) during a DRX active time, or (2) irrespective of the DRX active time; and
maintaining a resource configuration for the user equipment to transmit the SRS when not in the DRX active time.

US Pat. No. 10,075,809

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING MESSAGE NOTIFICATION BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND TIME

Oath Inc., Dulles, VA (U...

1. A computer-implemented method for optimizing delivery of messages to mobile device users, the method comprising:receiving a message to be sent to a client application executable at a mobile device of a user, along with an associated time constraint;
determining a current time at the mobile device via a communication network;
determining, upon receiving the current time of the mobile device, whether the current time of the mobile device complies with the associated time constraint for the message to be sent to the client application; and
sending, when the current time of the mobile device is determined to comply with the associated time constraint, the message for display to the user at the mobile device via a message notification interface of an operating system of the mobile device, wherein the associated time constraint is based on an expiration time associated with the message that is added to a message queue, the expiration time being based on a priority level assigned to the message by an application service provider associated with the client application, such that the message is removed from the message queue when the expiration time elapses, and such that the message is sent to the mobile device for display to the user without being added to the message queue when the message is assigned a high priority level.

US Pat. No. 10,075,121

PWM ACTUATOR CONTROL WITH PULSE REGULATION

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A driver circuit for generating a sequence of pulses of a drive voltage from a supply voltage, wherein the drive voltage is used for operating an electrical actuator, wherein the driver circuit comprises,a sensing unit for providing an amplitude indication of an amplitude of the supply voltage, which is used for generating a first pulse of the sequence of pulses; wherein the sensing unit for providing an amplitude indication comprises a resistor which is arranged between the actuator and an integration unit; and
wherein the amplitude indication corresponds to a current through the resistor;
the integration unit configured to integrate the amplitude indication for a duration of the first pulse, thereby generating an integrated voltage;
a comparator configured to compare the integrated voltage with a reference voltage, thereby generating a comparator signal; wherein the reference voltage is indicative of a target energy which is to be provided to the actuator using the first pulse; and
a control unit configured to
terminate the first pulse in dependence of the comparator signal; and
initiate the generating of a pulse of the sequence of pulses in dependence of a pulse trigger signal; wherein the pulse trigger signal comprises triggers at a trigger frequency.
US Pat. No. 10,072,060

ISLET AMYLOID POLYPEPTIDES WITH IMPROVED SOLUBILITY

The Research Foundation f...

1. An isolated mutant-human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 9, SEQ ID NO: 10 and SEQ ID NO: 11.

US Pat. No. 10,073,681

HOME DEVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for seamlessly and automatically building an application using an application programming interface (API) to interface with one or more devices within an environment with an assistant device having artificial intelligence (AI), comprising:receiving, via a processor, a graphic representing a layout of one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements for the application to instruct the assistant device to control the one or more devices within the environment;
identifying, by the processor, a section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be a selectable item on the application to implement a functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device;
identifying, by the processor, a graphical content within the section of the graphic;
determining, by the processor, object characteristics of the graphical content within the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be the selectable item on the application to implement the functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device;
identifying, by the processor, a textual content within the section of the graphic;
determining, by the processor, text characteristics of the textual content within the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be the selectable item on the application to implement the functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device;
determining, by the processor using a database, the functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device based on the text characteristics of the textual content within the section of the graphic and the object characteristics of the graphical content within the section of the graphic;
identifying, by the processor, the one or more devices capable of performing the functionality within the environment; and
generating, by the processor, the application having the section of the graphic, wherein the section of the graphic, when selected, instructs the assistant device to cause the identified one or more devices to perform the functionality within the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,072,511

ENGINE NACELLE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A nacelle for a jet engine comprisingan inner surface defining an opening for air to flow to an engine intake,
an outer surface positioned external to the inner surface, and
a leading surface circumscribing the opening, the leading surface connecting the inner surface and the outer surface, the leading surface defining a line of stagnation and formed to include a plurality of vortex generators positioned on leading surface along the line of stagnation,
wherein the vortex generators comprise a plurality of tabs extending from the leading surface, the tabs oriented to disrupt air flow flowing laterally across the leading surface,
wherein the tabs comprise a body and a plurality of leading edges that are generally perpendicular to the line of stagnation, and
wherein each of the tabs has converging sides that each terminate in the leading edges.

US Pat. No. 10,076,016

NETWORK CONNECTED LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING SYSTEM

LumaStream Canada ULC, C...

1. A lighting system comprising:a local network control apparatus including a wired communication interface and a wireless communication interface;
a set of light emitting diode (LED) drivers, the set of LED drivers in communication with the local network control apparatus;
a set of peripheral interface and power distribution (PIPD) apparatus, each of the set of PIPD apparatus associated with one of the set of LED drivers;
a set of light fixtures, the light fixtures controlled by one of the set of PIPD apparatus;
a remote network control apparatus in communication with the local network control apparatus; and
an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway, the IoT gateway including apparatus for communicating, via an internet communication protocol, with the remote network control apparatus;
wherein the local network control apparatus controls the set of light fixtures based on communication from the remote network control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,075,997

ENCODED INFORMATION READING TERMINAL WITH USER-CONFIGURABLE MULTI-PROTOCOL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A system comprising:an RF front end of a wireless communication interface of a terminal, the RF front end configured to perform at least one of: receiving a first radio signal and transmitting a second radio signal; and
dynamically selecting at least one of a wireless communication protocol family including GSM protocol family or CDMA protocol family responsive to detecting a predefined user action.

US Pat. No. 10,075,987

MULTIPATH TCP SUBFLOW ESTABLISHING ON SINGLE IP CONNECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed in a single internet protocol, IP, address source node in a wireless communication network, of establishing a multipath transmission control protocol, MPTCP, connection for transfer of transmission control protocol, TCP, data in MPTCP subflows to a destination node, the method comprising:receiving an MPTCP trigger to activate a multipath TCP connection;
selecting, at the single IP address node, at least one source TCP port, each source TCP port selected to constitute a starting point of an MPTCP subflow;
sending at least one MPTCP notification to the destination node, each MPTCP notification including information on a selected source TCP port; and
receiving an acknowledgment of each MPTCP notification from the destination node.

US Pat. No. 10,072,338

SURFACE CONDITIONING COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND SURFACE CONDITIONING METHOD

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A surface conditioning composition comprising:nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles with an average particle diameter from 0.05 ?m to 3 ?m in a dispersion, wherein the nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles are produced by the process of mixing at least one kind of zinc compound particles with pyrophosphoric acid, the at least one kind of zinc compound particles comprising a member selected from a group consisting of zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, and basic zinc carbonate, wherein the mixing ratio of the zinc compound particles with the pyrophosphoric acid is in a mass ratio of zinc element/phosphorus element falling within the range of 0.3 to 30,
wherein the surface conditioning composition has a pH of from 3 to 12, wherein the surface conditioning composition further comprises at least one of the zinc compound particles,
wherein the nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles are obtained by dispersion and stabilization in the presence of an amine compound represented by formula (1):

wherein R1, R2, and R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms having a hydrophilic functional group in a skeleton thereof, wherein not each of R1, R2, and R3 are hydrogen,
wherein a saccharide, an organic phosphonic acid, vinyl acetate and polyacrylic acid are not present as a dispersant,
wherein the surface conditioning agent further comprises a chelating agent having the ability to bond with the magnesium ions and calcium ions in an aqueous solution, and
wherein the nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles have not been pulverized.

US Pat. No. 10,071,762

DETECTION AND MITIGATION OF INVERTER ERRORS IN STEERING SYSTEM MOTORS

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A motor control system for detecting an error in an inverter associated with a motor and operating a system in response to the error, the motor control system comprising:a transistor pair operative to selectively provide power to a corresponding phase coil of the motor of the system, wherein the transistor pair comprises:
a high-side transistor and a low-side transistor connected in series, wherein the high-side transistor is connected to a power supply, and the low-side transistor is connected to a shunt resistor, which is associated with the transistor pair;
a detection module that detects a resistance error in the transistor pair by monitoring a voltage across the shunt resistor in response to a gate drive command applied to the transistor pair;
a mitigation module that selects a mode of operation of the inverter based on the resistance error; and
a motor control module that controls the inverter according to the mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,071,314

MULTI-CHARACTER INTERACTION SCENARIO

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, by a processing device, a plurality of game characters associated with a video game;
selecting an interaction scenario of the video game, the interaction scenario including the plurality of game characters;
iterating, in a pre-defined order of animation role priorities, through a list of animation roles associated with the interaction scenario, to assign a respective animation role of the list of animation roles to each game character of the plurality of game characters;
selecting, for each game character of the plurality of game characters, based on the respective animation role associated with the game character, an interaction scenario animation associated with the interaction scenario; and
causing each game character of the plurality of game characters to be displayed in the video game using the respective interaction scenario animation.

US Pat. No. 10,071,075

PROCESSES USEFUL FOR THE PREPARATION OF 1-[3-(4-BROMO-2-METHYL-2H-PYRAZOL-3-YL)-4-METHOXY-PHENYL]-3-(2,4-DIFLUORO-PHENYL)-UREA AND CRYSTALLINE FORMS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A process for preparing Form I of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea comprising the step of:converting an acetonitrile solvate of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea to provide said Form I of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea by removing acetonitrile at a reduced pressure of about 100 mm Hg or less at a first temperature of about 0° C. to about 45° C. until the loss on drying is about 35%; and thereafter raising said first temperature to a second temperature of about 45° C. to about 90° C., while maintaining said reduced pressure of about 100 mm Hg or less.

US Pat. No. 10,070,873

DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING ALIGNMENT OF A CANNULATED SHAFT OVER A GUIDE PIN

Tornier, Inc., Bloomingt...

1. An orthopedic driver system, comprising:a guide pin; and
a tool assembly, comprising:
an elongate tubular body comprising a distal portion, a proximal portion, and a lumen extending therethrough;
an indicator assembly disposed between the proximal portion and the distal portion of the elongate tubular body, the indicator assembly comprising:
a housing having a plurality of lateral openings; and
an indicator comprising a plurality of radially extending arms, each of the plurality of radially extending arms having an outer end slidably disposed in a corresponding lateral opening of the plurality of lateral openings and an inner portion coupled with an inner portion of the indicator, the inner portion of the indicator configured to be disposed about and in close contact with a side surface of the guide pin, the indicator rotatable with the elongate tubular body about the guide pin;
wherein the indicator is supported in the housing such that a change in a lateral position of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the outer end of at least one of the radially extending arms of the indicator to move to a position laterally outward of a lateral surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,076,053

SCREW ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for mating computing device structures, the apparatus comprising:a first bracket coupled to a first edge of a pluggable electronic device, the first bracket comprising a first set of one or more attachment features that are capable of coupling to corresponding receiving features of a first supporting structure; and
a second bracket coupled to a second opposing edge of the pluggable electronic device, the second bracket comprising a second set of one or more attachment features that are capable of coupling to corresponding receiving features of a second supporting structure, said second supporting structure adapted to connect said pluggable electronic device with a further electronic device such that electrical connections of said further electronic device mate with corresponding electrical connections of said pluggable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,076,046

ARRANGEMENT FOR MAKING CONTACT WITH A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An arrangement comprising:a housing,
a circuit board arranged in the housing, and
at least one flat contact configured to connect the circuit board with an electrical component arranged outside of the housing, wherein the housing comprises an opening through a wall of the housing that the flat contact protrudes from,
wherein the circuit board has an opening that the flat contact is configured to protrude through,
wherein the circuit board has a contact tab on a side facing away from the housing opening,
wherein a molded seal is in the housing opening and the molded seal encloses the flat contact, and
wherein the contact tab is connected with the flat contact in an electrically conductive manner.

US Pat. No. 10,075,996

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING RADIO NETWORK DEPLOYMENT STATE TEST PROCESS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for communicating by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a configuration message for a logged minimization of drive test (MDT) measurement, the configuration message including a MDT_public land mobile network (PLMN) list; and
transmitting, to the base station, information indicating an availability of the MDT measurements in a registered PLMN (RPLMN) based on whether the RPLMN is included in the MDT_PLMN list,
wherein the RPLMN is a PLMN in which the terminal is registered and an MDT_PLMN is a PLMN in which the terminal is allowed to perform an MDT process, and
wherein the MDT_PLMN list is received, by the base station from a mobility management entity (MME), through at least one of an initial context setup request message and a handover request message.

US Pat. No. 10,075,842

PHYSICAL CELL IDENTIFIER ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Shanghai Datang Mobile Co...

1. A method for allocating a physical cell identifier, the method comprising:obtaining, by a network device, cell wireless measurement index information of each of sampling points associated with an allocation target cell for which a physical cell identifier needs to be allocated, wherein the cell wireless measurement index information characterizes a quality of signal of a cell, and the cell wireless measurement index information comprises at least a Reference Signal Receive Power, RSRP, value and a Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio, SINR, value;
determining, by the network device, a co-channel interference sampling point from the sampling points associated with the allocation target cell according to the cell wireless measurement index information, and determining an adjacent cell according to the cell wireless measurement index information of the co-channel interference sampling point;
determining, by the network device, a remainder of current physical cell identifier MOD 3 of the determined adjacent cells, and classifying adjacent cells with identical remainder into a same category; and
determining, by the network device, a degree of interference from each of categories of adjacent cells to the allocation target cell according to the cell wireless measurement index information, and allocating a physical cell identifier for the allocation target cell according to a remainder corresponding to a minimum interference degree;
wherein determining the degree of interference from each of the categories of adjacent cells to the allocation target cell according to the cell wireless measurement index information comprises:
for each category of adjacent cells, calculating a degree of interference from each of the adjacent cells in the category, and determining a sum of the calculated degrees of interference from respective adjacent cells in the category as the degree of interference from the category of adjacent cells to the allocation target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,074,885

COAXIAL WAVEGUIDE MICROSTRUCTURES HAVING CONDUCTORS FORMED BY PLURAL CONDUCTIVE LAYERS

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

1. A multi-layer, waveguide microstructure for operation at a selected wavelength, comprising:a center conductor comprising a plurality of layers of a conductive material;
an outer conductor comprising one or more walls, spaced apart from and disposed around the center conductor, the one or more walls having a plurality of layers of a conductive material and at least one wall of the one or more walls having one or more of interconnected spirals and springs,
wherein the one or more interconnected spirals and springs are arranged relative to one wall another to provide the at least one of the one or more walls.

US Pat. No. 10,070,663

EVALUATING POROSITY DISTRIBUTION WITHIN A POROUS ROD

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method for evaluating porosity distribution within a porous article, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining a digital image of a transverse area of the article;
determining an area fraction of pores present within each of a plurality of identically dimensioned sub-areas of the transverse area, thereby obtaining a plurality of pore area fractions; and
using the plurality of pore area fractions to evaluate the porosity distribution within the transverse area of the porous article,
in which each sub-area overlaps at least one adjacent sub-area by between 10% and 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,075,744

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE TRICK PLAY DURING STREAMING PLAYBACK

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

1. A method executable by a client device to process a media stream of media content that is received via a network, the method comprising:requesting a first portion of the media stream at the client device via the network, wherein the first portion is encoded with a predetermined duration of the media content with a first number of video frames;
rendering the video frames of the first portion at a first frame rate by the client device to thereby playback the first portion of the media stream;
receiving a user instruction at the client device to perform a trick play function that adapts the playback speed of the media stream;
in response to the user instruction to adapt the playback speed of the media stream, requesting a second portion of the media stream via the network at the client device, wherein the second portion is encoded with the same predetermined duration of the media content as the first portion with a second number of video frames that is different than the first number of video frames used to encode the first portion; and
performing the trick play function to adapt the playback speed of the media stream by rendering the frames of the second portion so that the predetermined duration of the media content represented by the second portion is rendered over a different period of time than the same predetermined duration of the media content represented by the first portion without degradation of the first frame rate.

US Pat. No. 10,075,011

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ACTIVE CONVERTER CONNECTED TO AN ELECTRIC MACHINE AND MEANS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

SEG AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GM...

1. A method for operating an active converter connected to an electric machine, the method, comprising:connecting a number of phase terminals via an activatable current control valve in a first converter branch to a first DC voltage terminal and via an activatable current control valve in a second converter branch to a second DC voltage terminal, each of the current control valves of one of the two converter branches having an arresting circuit; and
activating, via the arresting circuit, a voltage arresting function from a first point in time, from which a voltage potential applied at the first DC voltage terminal increases up to a predefined first threshold value, and keeping the voltage arresting function active as long as the voltage potential does not drop below the first threshold value, the voltage arresting function including activating the current control valves having the arresting circuit and thereby establishing a conductive connection between the phase terminal connected to this current control valve and the particular DC voltage terminal;
wherein the converter is configured to only activate a load dump reaction upon activation conditions from a second point in time if the voltage potential is above a second threshold value at the second point in time, the second point in time being after the first point in time and the second threshold value being below the first threshold value and the load dump reaction including activating all current control valves of the other of the two converter branches and thereby establishing a conductive connection between all phase terminals, and
wherein the activation conditions include the condition that it is determined that at the second point in time, a supply-side voltage potential applied to an exciter winding of the electric machine is between the voltage potential applied at the first DC voltage terminal and a ground potential if the exciter winding is disconnected from the voltage potential of the vehicle electrical system voltage and/or a current flowing through the exciter winding is below a current threshold value and/or after an initial activation of a load dump reaction, after which further load dump reactions were activated, more than a predefined period of time has elapsed and/or more than a predefined number of load dump reactions were activated.

US Pat. No. 10,074,512

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SETTING A TEMPERATURE OF AN OBJECT WITHIN A CHAMBER

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system comprising:a chamber;
a chuck configured to support an object that is positioned within the chamber;
a motorized system configured to move the chuck in relation to the chamber;
optics arranged to illuminate specific locations of an object supported on the chuck with a beam;
a processor configured to process images acquired by the optics and detect navigation errors that occur when the optics direct a beam to a certain location but the beam impinges on another location;
a plurality of temperature sensors configured to sense multiple temperatures within the chamber, the plurality of temperature sensors including a first temperature sensor operatively coupled to sense a temperature of the chuck and a second temperature sensor operatively coupled to sense a temperature of the motorized system;
a cooling module configured to cool a unit of the motorized system; and
a controller configured to control the cooling module to cool the motorized system in response to to the first and second temperature sensors and the processor detecting a navigation error.

US Pat. No. 10,074,474

MATRIX PLANAR TRANSFORMER

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A planar matrix transformer assembly, comprising:a magnetic core comprising:
a plurality of center posts arranged in a matrix pattern; and
a plurality of edge posts disposed along edges of the magnetic core to provide a magnetic flux return path;
a multi-turn layer comprising:
a plurality of top-side windings disposed on a top side of the multi-turn layer, wherein each top-side winding of the plurality of top-side windings is a multi-turn winding around a different center post of the plurality of center posts; and
a plurality of bottom-side windings disposed on a bottom side of the multi-turn layer, wherein each bottom-side winding of the plurality of bottom-side windings is (i) electrically coupled to a different top-side winding of the plurality of top-side windings in a one-to-one correspondence, and (ii) a multi-turn winding around a different center post of the plurality of center posts; and
a second layer comprising:
at least one winding disposed on a top side of the second layer, wherein each winding of the at least one winding disposed on the top side of the second layer has at least one turn around at least one center post of the plurality of center posts; and
at least one winding disposed on a bottom side of the second layer, wherein each winding of the at least one winding disposed on the bottom side of the second layer (iii) is electrically coupled to a winding of the at least one winding disposed on the top side of the second layer, and (iv) has at least one turn around at least one center post of the plurality of center posts, wherein the multi-turn layer and the second layer are substantially enclosed within the magnetic core.

US Pat. No. 10,073,931

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR OBTAINING POWER CONSUMPTION DATA ASSOCIATED WITH PACKET PROCESSING

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for obtaining power consumption data associated with packet processing, the method comprising:at a test device:
sending, via a first communications interface, at least one test packet to a system under test (SUT), wherein a timestamp associated with the at least one test packet is generated by the test device;
receiving, via a second communications interface, power consumption data associated with the at least one test packet, wherein a timestamp associated with the power consumption data associated with the at least one test packet is generated or obtained by the test device;
correlating the power consumption data and test packet information to generate at least one packet related power consumption metric, wherein correlating the power consumption data and the test packet information includes using the timestamp associated with the power consumption data and the timestamp associated with the at least one test packet for correlation; and
generating, using the correlated power consumption data and test packet information, the at least one packet related power consumption metric.

US Pat. No. 10,073,285

TEMPERATURE RESPONSIVE OPTICAL LIMITER, COMPOSITION AND DEVICE

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A thermotropic coating, limiting transmission of solar energy there-through, comprising:salt nanoparticles or salt microparticles, embedded in a solid transparent host matrix;
said coating being reversible between: a translucent and non-transmittant state; and
a transparent and transmittant state; said state depending on the ambient temperature;
wherein said host and said salt particles are selected such that a change in ambient temperature induces a change in the refraction index of said matrix at a first rate, and induces a change in the refraction index of said embedded salt particles at a second rate different from the first rate, to produce scattering and reflection of solar light and thus limit transmission of light passing there through, as a function of the ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,073,120

INTEGRATED VACUUM-ULTRAVIOLET, MID AND NEAR-ULTRAVIOLET, VISIBLE, NEAR, MID AND FAR INFRARED AND TERAHERTZ OPTICAL HALL EFFECT (OHE) INSTRUMENT, AND METHOD OF USE

BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THE ...

1. A method of evaluating at least one of free charge carrier longitudinal and/or transversal effective masses and/or concentration and/or mobility and/or free charge carrier type in a sample having a back side and a surface, said sample being transparent or semi-transparent or approaching substantially opaque beyond a distance from a surface thereinto at wavelength(s) utilized, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing an ellipsometer comprising:
a source of a beam of electromagnetic radiation characterized by at least one wavelength in a selection from the group consisting of the:
Vacuum Ultraviolet;
Near-Ultraviolet;
Mid-Ultraviolet;
Visible;
NIR;
MIR;
FIR; and
THz ranges;
a polarizer;a stage for supporting a sample, said stage comprising an adjustable surface that is capable of orienting a sample placed thereupon via adjustment of at least one selection from the group consisting of: stage tip, stage tilt and rotation thereof about an axis projecting substantially normal to said stage surface, to desired value(s), said stage being present inside a chamber that comprises at least one selection from the group consisting of:at least an input port for use in controlling the atmospheric content and pressure inside said chamber; and
a temperature controller inside said chamber
an analyzer; and
a detector of relevant electromagnetic radiation wavelengths; and
further providing a source of a magnetic field;
b) placing a sample on said stage and adjusting said stage so that stage tip and/or stage tilt and/or rotation thereof about an axis projecting substantially normal to said stage surface are set to desired values, and so that the source of a magnetic field provides a magnetic field other than parallel thereto at said surface of said sample;
c) setting at least one of the temperature and/or atmospheric content and pressure thereof inside said chamber;
d) while applying the source of a magnetic field to apply a selected magnitude magnetic field other than parallel thereto at the surface of said sample, causing said source of electromagnetic radiation to provide a beam of electromagnetic radiation of a desired wavelength which is caused to pass through said polarizer and assume a polarization state, interact with said sample, pass through said analyzer and enter said detector which detector produces sample characterizing data;
e) from data accumulated by said detector with the system adjusted as described in steps b) and c), evaluating anisotropic values for at least a partial Jones or Mueller Matrix; and
f) from said anisotropic values for said at least a partial Jones or Mueller Matrix determining at least one of the free charge carrier longitudinal and/or transversal effective masses, and/or concentration, and/or mobility and/or type;
said method being characterized in that it comprises at least one selection from the group consisting of:a1?) data is accumulated with the source provided beam of electromagnetic radiation set so that it provides at least one substantially exact multiple of an optical path length within said sample;a2?) nine Mueller Matrix are evaluated, said nine elements being M11, M12, M13, M21, M22, M23, M31, M32 and M33, and wherein each Mueller Matrix elements M12, M13, M21, M22, M23, M31, M32 and M33 is divided by the value of M11 prior to use in evaluating free charge carrier longitudinal and transversal effective masses, concentration, mobility and type;a3?) at least a partial Mueller matrix is determined and, of the Mueller Matrix elements M11, M12, M13, M21, M22, M23, M31, M32 and M33 that can be determined, at least M11, and at least one of M23 and M32 are, said approach to determining values for M11, and at least one of M23 and M32 being distinguished in that data is determined by a selection from the group consisting of:placing said sample on said stage for supporting a sample with the back side thereof in contact with said stage and obtaining a first set of data, then flipping said sample so that it's surface is in contact with said stage and obtaining a second set of data; and
first placing the north pole of a permanent magnet near to the sample and obtaining a first set of data, and then placing the south pole of the same or another magnet so that the south pole thereof is near the sample and obtaining a second set of data,followed by subtracting said second set of data from said first, or vice-versa, for each of the resulting M11, and at least one of said resulting M23 and M32 Mueller Matrix elements determined, and wherein each determined M23 and M32 is divided by M11, prior to using said resulting at least one of M23 and M32 values as data upon which to regress a model of said sample that includes free charge carrier longitudinal and transversal effective masses, concentration, mobility and type, thereby allowing their evaluation;a4?) at least one of M13 and M3 is determined in addition to M11 by the procedure of obtaining a first set of data with the sample back side in contact with said stage and then flipping said sample or over so that it's surface is in contact with said stage and obtaining a second set of data; or by first placing the north pole of a permanent magnet near to the sample and obtaining a first set of data, and then placing the south pole of the same or another magnet so that the it is near the sample and obtaining a second set of data;and then subtracting said second set of data from said first, or vice-versa, for each of the resulting M11, and at least one of said resulting M13 and M31 Mueller Matrix elements determined, prior to using said resulting at least one of M23 and M32 and at least one of M13 and M31 values as data upon which to simultaneously regress a model of said sample that includes free charge carrier longitudinal and transversal effective masses, concentration, mobility and type, thereby allowing their evaluation;a5?) at least a partial Mueller matrix is determined and, of the Mueller Matrix elements M11, M12, M13, M21, M22, M23, M31, M32 and M33 that can be determined, at least M11, and at least one of M13 and M31 are, said approach to determining values for M11, and at least one of M13 and M31 being distinguished in that data is determined by a selection from the group consisting of:placing said sample on said stage for supporting a sample with the back side thereof in contact with said stage and obtaining a first set of data, then flipping said sample so that it's surface is in contact with said stage and obtaining a second set of data; and
by first placing the north pole of a permanent magnet near to the sample and obtaining a first set of data, and then placing the south pole of the same or another permanent magnet so that is near the sample and obtaining a second set of data;and then subtracting said second set of data from said first, or vice-versa, for each of the resulting M11, and at least one of said resulting M23 and M32 Mueller Matrix elements determined, and wherein each determined M13 and M31 is divided by M11, prior to using said resulting at least one of M13 and M31 values as data upon which to regress a model of said sample that includes free charge carrier longitudinal and transversal effective masses, concentration, mobility and type, thereby allowing their evaluation;a6?) at least one of M32 and M23 is determined in addition to M11 by the procedure of data being determined by obtaining a first set of data with the sample back side in contact with said stage and then flipping said sample over so that it's surface is in contact with said stage and obtaining a second set of data; or by first placing the north pole of a permanent magnet near to the sample and obtaining a first set of data, and then placing the south pole of the same or another permanent magnet so that is near the sample and obtaining a second set of data, and then subtracting said second set of data from said first for each of the resulting M11, and at least one of said resulting M23 and M32 Mueller Matrix elements determined, prior to using said resulting at least one of the M23 and M32 and at least one of M23 and M32 values as data upon which to simultaneously regress a model of said sample that includes free charge carrier longitudinal and transversal effective masses, concentration, mobility and type, thereby allowing their evaluation;a7?) Mueller Matrix element M11, and at least one selection from the group of elements consisting of M12, M13, M23, or at least one selection from the group of elements consisting of M12, M13, M33 is evaluated by, for each selection, a selection from the group consisting of:first placing said sample on said stage for supporting a sample with the back side thereof in contact with said stage and obtaining a first set of data, and second flipping said sample so that it's surface is in contact with said stage and obtaining a second set of data; and
by first placing the north pole of a permanent magnet near to the sample and obtaining a first set of data, and second placing the south pole of the same or another magnet so that it is near the sample and obtaining a second set of data;
followed by subtracting the first from the second or the second from the first obtained set of data for each selection from the group of elements consisting of at least one selection from the group consisting of M12, M13, M23, or at least one selection from the group of elements consisting of M12, M13, M33;followed by dividing said result(s) by M11, before, from said anisotropic value(s), determining at least one of the free charge carrier concentration and/or mobility.

US Pat. No. 10,072,927

DETECTING A SUBSTRATE

RareCyte, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A method comprising:providing a system comprising
a picker comprising a picker tip,
a slide holder comprising a substrate comprising a target analyte, and
a position detector comprising
a sensor fixed at a set distance in at least one axis relative to the slide holder, and
a target plate fixed at a set distance in at least one axis relative to the picker tip;
driving the picker towards the substrate and the target plate towards the sensor;
contacting the substrate with the picker tip; and
overtraveling the substrate with the picker tip.

US Pat. No. 10,071,816

TANK WALL CONNECTOR SYSTEM

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A tank wall connector system for use with a composite tank, the tank wall connector system comprising:a connector having a body extending from an interior of the tank to an exterior of the tank when installed through a hole in the composite tank, the connector having a first electrical conductivity property;
an interface positioned between the connector and a tank wall of the composite tank when installed to the tank thereby preventing physical contact between the connector and the tank wall in the interior of the tank, the interface comprising an interface tube portion sized for the connector to removably pass therethrough and a radial wall projecting radially from the interface tube portion and adapted to abut against an interior surface of the tank wall, the interface having a second electrical conductivity property, different from the first electrical conductivity property; and
at least one fastener operatively engaged to the connector outside of the tank to pull the connector toward the exterior of the tank such that an end of the connector abuts the radial wall of the interface,
wherein the body of the connector has threading thereon and the at least one fastener is threadingly engaged to the threading on the body.

US Pat. No. 10,071,498

POWER SAW CROWN MOLDING CUTTING GUIDE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A cutting guide, comprising:a first guide structure including (i) a first base, (ii) a first saw support attached to said first base and defining a first saw contact surface, and (iii) a second saw support attached to said first base and defining a second saw contact surface that is spaced apart from said first saw contact surface so as to define a first elongated cutting slot therebetween; and
a second guide structure including (i) a second base, (ii) a third saw support attached to said second base and defining a third saw contact surface, and (iii) a fourth saw support attached to said second base and defining a fourth saw contact surface that is spaced apart from said third saw contact surface so as to define a second elongated cutting slot therebetween,
wherein said first elongated cutting slot defines (i) a first slot portion, (ii) a second slot portion that is contiguous with said first slot portion, and (iii) a third slot portion that is contiguous with said second slot portion, said second slot portion being interposed between said first slot portion and said third slot portion,
wherein said second elongated cutting slot defines (i) a fourth slot portion, (ii) a fifth slot portion that is contiguous with said fourth slot portion, and (iii) a sixth slot portion that is contiguous with said fifth slot portion, said fifth slot portion being interposed between said fourth slot portion and said sixth slot portion,
wherein said first base defines a first workpiece passage and a second workpiece passage that are spaced apart from each other so as to define a first workpiece space therebetween,
wherein said second base defines a third workpiece passage and a fourth workpiece passage that are spaced apart from each other so as to define a second workpiece space therebetween,
wherein said first base defines a first cavity positioned below said first elongated cutting slot,
wherein said second base defines a second cavity positioned below said second elongated cutting slot,
wherein said first cavity includes (i) said first workpiece space, (ii) a first cutting member start space positioned on one side of said first workpiece space, and (iii) a first cutting member end space positioned on an opposite side of said first workpiece space,
wherein said second cavity includes (i) said second workpiece space, (ii) a second cutting member start space positioned on one side of said second workpiece space, and (iii) a second cutting member end space positioned on an opposite side of said second workpiece space,
wherein (i) said first cutting member start space is positioned below said first slot portion, (ii) said first workpiece space is positioned below said second slot portion, and (iii) said first cutting member end space is positioned below said third slot portion, and
wherein (i) said second cutting member start space is positioned below said fourth slot portion, (ii) said second workpiece space is positioned below said fifth slot portion, and (iii) said second cutting member end space is positioned below said sixth slot portion.

US Pat. No. 10,071,352

TECHNIQUES FOR AGGLOMERATING MATURE FINE TAILING BY INJECTING A POLYMER IN A PROCESS FLOW

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES ...

1. Apparatus comprising:a plurality of sensing devices and a signal processor,
the signal processor configured to:
receive from the plurality of sensing devices signaling containing information about at least one rheological parameter related to a fluid containing Mature Fine Tailings (MFTs) flowing through a process pipe along an axial direction of the process pipe, the process pipe comprising an outside circumference; and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about a dosing of a polymer to the fluid so as to cause a polymer induced fine agglomeration of the MFTs in the fluid, based at least partly on the signaling received, wherein the plurality of sensing devices are located on the outside circumference of the process pipe at different axial locations of the process pipe, the sensing devices configured to sense the at least one rheological parameter and to provide the signaling containing information about the at least one rheological parameter, wherein each of the sensing devices comprises a strip of piezoelectric material surrounding the outside circumference for measuring pressures indicative of the at least one rheological parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,071,095

1,2,4-TRIAZOLO [4,3-A] PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A method of treating a central nervous system disorder is (a) a psychotic disorder, selected from the group consisting of delusional disorder, and substance induced psychotic disorder, (b) a substance abuse or substance-related disorder, (c) a eating disorder, (d) a cognitive disorder selected from the group consisting of delirium, substance induced persisting delirium, dementia, dementia due to HIV disease, dementia due to Huntington's disease, dementia due to Parkinson's disease, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, substance induced persisting dementia, and mild cognitive impairment, (e) neurotoxicity, or (f) ischemia, said method comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I): thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):
or a stereochemically isomeric form thereof
wherein
n is selected from the group consisting of 0, 1 and 2;
m is selected from the group consisting of 0, 1, and 2;
R is selected from methyl or trifluoromethyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; C1-6alkyl; (C1-3alkyloxy)C1-3alkyl; [(C1-3alkyloxy)C1-3alkyloxy]C1-3alkyl; C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted phenyl; unsubstituted benzyl; benzyl substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3 alkyloxy, C1-3alkyloxyC1-3alkyl, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, C(?O)R?, C(?O)OR?, C(?O)NR?R?, mono- or di(C1-3alkyl)amino, morpholinyl, (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyloxy, trifluoromethyl and trifluoromethoxy, wherein R? and R? are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-6alkyl; (benzyloxy)C1-3alkyl; unsubstituted C3-7cycloalkyl; C3-7cycloalkyl substituted with C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyl; [(C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyloxy]C1-3alkyl; (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyloxy; 4-(2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[f][1,4]oxazepine)methyl; Het1; Het1C1-3alkyl; Het2; and Het2C1-3 alkyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of cyano; halo; C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkyl; C3-7cycloalkyl; and (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3 alkyl;
L is an N-containing heterocycle selected from the group consisting of (L-a), (L-b), (L-c), (L-d), (L-e), (L-f), (L-g) and (L-h) below
whereinR3a is selected from the group consisting of C1-3alkyl; C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted C3-7cycloalkyl; C3-7cycloalkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents or hydroxyl; unsubstituted phenyl; phenyl substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, C1-3alkyloxy-C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyloxy, C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3 alkylcarbonyl, mono- and di(C1-3alkyl)amino, and morpholinyl; unsubstituted (phenyl)C1-3alkyl; (phenyl)C1-3alkyl wherein the phenyl and the C1-3alkyl part of the substituent may each be independently substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, C1-3alkyloxyC1-3 alkyl, C1-3alkyloxy, C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3-alkylcarbonyl, mono- or di(C1-3alkyl)amino, morpholinyl and (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1,3alkyloxy; unsubstituted phenyloxy; phenyloxy substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkyloxy, and C1-3 alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted phenyloxy(C1-3alkyl)oxy; unsubstituted (phenylC1-3alkyl)oxy, phenyl(C1-3alkyl)oxy wherein the phenyl part of the substituent is substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkyloxy, and C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted phenyloxy C1-3alkyl; (phenyloxy)C1-3 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkyloxy, and C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted phenylamino; phenylamino substituted with 1 or 2 independently selected halo substituents; (phenylC1-3alkyl)amino; (phenylamino)(C1-3alkyl); (C3-7 cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyl; [phenyl(C3-7cycloalkyl)]C1-3alkyl; Het1; Het2; Het2oxy; Het2methyloxy; Het3; and phenyl with two vicinal substituents which taken together form a bivalent radical of formula
—N—CH—NH—  (a)
—CH—CH—NH—  (b), or
—O—CH2CH2NH—  (c);
R4a is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; halogen; trifluoromethyl; trifluoromethoxy; hydroxyl; C1-3alkyl; C1-3alkyloxy; hydroxyC1-3alkyl; hydroxylC1-3alkyloxy; fluoroC1-3alkyl; fluoroC1-3alkyloxy; cyano; unsubstituted phenyl; and phenyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyloxy, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, trifluoromethyl and trifluoromethoxy;
or CR3aR4a forms a radical of formula (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h);
whereineach W1d, W1e, W2e and W1f is independently selected from CH and N;
each R7d, R7e, R7f, R7g, R8d, R8e, R8f, R8g is independently selected from hydrogen, methyl and fluoro; or each CR7dR8d, CR7eR8e, CR7fR8f, CR7gR8g form a carbonyl group;
each R9d, R9g, R9f, and R9g is fluoro;
each q1, q2, q3 or q4 is independently selected from 0, 1 and 2;
r is 0 or 1;
s is 0 or 1;
each R3b and R3c is selected from the group consisting of C1-3alkyl; C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; unsubstituted phenyl; phenyl substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, C1-3alkyloxyC1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyloxy, C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkylcarbonyl, mono- and di(C1-3alkyl)amino, and morpholinyl; unsubstituted (phenyl)C1-3alkyl; (phenyl)C1-3alkyl wherein the phenyl and the C1-3alkyl part of the substituent may each be independently substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, hydroxyC1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, C1-3alkyloxy C1-3 alkyl, C1-3alkyloxy, C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkylcarbonyl, mono- or di(C1-3alkyl)amino, morpholinyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyl, and (C3-7cycloalkyl)-C1-3alkyloxy; unsubstituted (phenyloxy) C1-3alkyl, (phenyloxy)C1-3 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, C1-3alkyloxy, and C1-3alkyloxy substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents; (phenylamino)(C1-3alkyl); phenyl with two vicinal substituents which taken together form a bivalent radical of formula (a), (b) or (c) as previously defined; Het1; Het2; Het3; unsubstituted C3-7cycloalkyl; C3-7cycloalkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, or hydroxyl; (C3-7cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyl; and [phenyl(C3-7-cycloalkyl)]C1-3alkyl;
R3d and R4d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-3alkyl;
each R5a, R5b, R5c, R5d, R6a, R6b, R6c and R6d is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-3alkyl, or each pair R5aR6a, R5bR6b, R5cR6c, R5dR5d are substituents on the same carbon atom and each CR5aR6a, CR5bR6b, CR5cR6c, CR5dR6d together form a (C?O) or a C3-7cycloalkylidene radical,
each R10a, R10b and R10c is selected from H, C1-3alkyl and C1-3alkyloxy;
wherein, in (L-e), t is 1, 2, or 3;
when t is 1 or 2, R11 is hydrogen and R12 is selected from a substituent selected from the group consisting of phenyl, phenyloxy and phenylamino, each of which may be optionally substituted with 1 or 2 halo substituents; or
when t is 1 or 3, then CR11R12 form a radical of formula (i) or formula (j)
whereineach R13i and R13j is independently selected from methyl and trifluoromethyl;
each R14i or R14j is fluoro;
each u1 and u2 is independently 0, 1 or 2;
v1 is selected from the group of 0, 1 and 2;
v2 is selected from the group of 1 and 2;
each z1 and z2 is independently selected from the group of 0, 1 and 2;
each k1 and k2 is independently selected from the group of 0, 1 and 2;
wherein, in (L-f) w is 1 or 2;
wherein in (L-g), x is 0 or 1 and y is 1 or 2, provided when x is 0, y is 1 or 2, and when x is 1, y is 1;
Z is CR16R17 and R15 is hydrogen when each x is 0 and y is 1; or
Z is CR16R17 and R15 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl and phenyl when x is 0 and y is 2; or
Z is NR16 and R15 is hydrogen when each x is 1 and y is 1;
wherein R16 and R17 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; unsubstituted phenyl; and phenyl substituted with 1, 2 or 3 halo substituents;
wherein in (L-h),
Q is O or N—R18, wherein R18 is selected from hydrogen and C1-3alkyl;
wherein
each Het1 is a saturated heterocyclic radical selected from pyrrolidinyl; piperidinyl; piperazinyl; and morpholinyl; each of which may be optionally substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6alkyl, halo, C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents, unsubstituted phenyl or phenyl substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, trifluoromethyl, and trifluoromethoxy; and
each Het2 is an aromatic heterocyclic radical selected from pyridinyl and pyrimidinyl; each of which is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from the group consisting of halo; C1-3alkyl; C1-3alkyloxy; and C1-3alkyl substituted with one or more independently selected halo substituents;
each Het3 is a heterocyclic radical selected from 1,3-thiazolyl optionally substituted with C1-3alkyl; unsubstituted benzofuranyl; unsubstituted 3,4-dihydro-2H-chromenyl; and unsubstituted 1H-indolyl;
each halo is selected from the group consisting of fluoro, chloro, bromo and iodo;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,070,973

ORTHOPAEDIC SENSOR MODULE AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING JOINT FORCES OF A PATIENT'S KNEE JOINT

DePuy Ireland Unlimited C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical device for measuring a joint force of a patient's joint, the orthopaedic surgical device comprising:a tibial paddle shaped to be positioned between a proximal end of a patient's tibia and a distal end of a patient's femur, the tibial paddle having (i) a substantially planar upper surface, (ii) a substantially planar bottom surface, (iii) a top paddle housing having a first outer sidewall that defines an outer edge of the top paddle housing, a first opening defined in the substantially planar upper surface, and a first inner sidewall that defines a first centrally-located aperture that is spaced apart from the first outer sidewall and extends inwardly from the first opening, the first centrally-located aperture being enclosed completely by the first inner sidewall, (iv) a bottom paddle housing having a second outer sidewall that defines an outer edge of the bottom paddle housing, a second opening defined in the substantially planar bottom surface, and a second inner sidewall that defines a second centrally-located aperture that is spaced apart from the second outer sidewall and extends inwardly from the second opening, the second centrally-located aperture being enclosed completely by the second inner sidewall, and (v) a posterior notch extending inwardly from the first outer sidewall and the second outer sidewall, wherein the first and second apertures are in fluid communication with each other to define, in part, a vertical passageway through the tibial paddle that is spaced apart from the posterior notch,
a sensor array positioned in the tibial paddle and configured to generate sensor signals indicative of a joint force between the patient's tibia and femur, the sensor array comprising a plurality of medial-anterior sensors to measure a medial-anterior force component of the joint force, a plurality of medial-posterior sensors to measure a medial-posterior force component of the joint force, a plurality of lateral-anterior sensors to measure a lateral-anterior force component of the joint force, and a plurality of lateral-posterior sensors to measure a lateral-posterior force component of the joint force, each of the medial-anterior sensors and lateral-anterior sensors having a substantially equal surface area and each of the medial-posterior sensors and lateral-posterior sensors having a substantially equal surface area,
an elongated handle secured to the tibial paddle and defining a longitudinal axis that is offset from an anterior-to-posterior bisecting axis of the tibial paddle,
a first display secured to an end of the handle distal from the tibial paddle, and
a circuit positioned in the handle, the circuit configured to receive the sensor signals from the sensor array and to control the first display to provide a visual indication of the medial-lateral balance of the joint force.

US Pat. No. 10,070,928

IMPLANT PLACEMENT PLANNING

Mako Surgical Corp., For...

1. A method of planning a procedure to fasten an implant to a bone comprising:displaying on a display device a model of the bone;
displaying on the display device a model of the implant;
positioning the model implant on the model bone in a desired implant position;
displaying in a single image on the display device a first boundary area of a first fastener configured to fasten the implant to the bone, wherein the first fastener has a plurality of separately and independently viable positions, the first boundary area simultaneously representing a range of all the plurality of separately and independently viable positions that the first fastener may have with respect to the implant when fastened to the bone.
US Pat. No. 10,072,265

OLIGOMERIC COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN MODULATION OF SMALL NON-CODING RNAS

Regulus Therapeutics Inc....

1. A method of inhibiting the activity of miR-21 (SEQ ID NO: 236), comprising contacting a cell comprising miR-21 with a compound comprising an oligonucleotide, wherein:the oligonucleotide is at least 90% complementary to miR-21;
the oligonucleotide consists of 15 to 30 linked monomeric subunits; and
at least one monomeric subunit comprises a modified sugar moiety.
US Pat. No. 10,072,382

SOFT MULTI-PLY BATH TISSUES HAVING LOW WET ABRASION AND GOOD DURABILITY

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A multi-ply bath tissue comprising:a first ply providing a first surface of the bath tissue, the first ply including first and second layers, the first layer of the first ply forming the first surface, the first layer of the first ply including a temporary wet strength resin and the second layer of the first ply being substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin; and
a second ply providing a second surface of the bath tissue, the second ply including first and second layers, the first layer of the second ply forming the second surface, the first layer of the second ply including a temporary wet strength resin and the second layer of the second ply being substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin,
wherein the bath tissue is free from regenerated cellulosic microfibers.
US Pat. No. 10,071,364

STERILE AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY RESIN

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A method of reducing bioburden of an affinity chromatography resin comprising:exposing a container comprising a composition comprising (i) an affinity chromatography resin and (ii) a liquid comprising at least one chelator to a dose of gamma-irradiation sufficient to reduce the bioburden of the container and the affinity chromatography resin, wherein the at least one chelator is present in an amount sufficient to ameliorate the loss of binding capacity of the affinity chromatography resin after exposure to the dose of gamma-irradiation.

US Pat. No. 10,076,023

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) COMPARTMENT SHIELDING FOR COMPONENTS DISPOSED INSIDE OF SYSTEM ELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A system module package comprising:a substrate;
first circuitry comprising at least one electrical component mounted on a surface of the substrate;
a first common electrical ground structure disposed on the surface of the substrate, the first common electrical ground structure having at least first, second, third and fourth portions; and
a first compartment electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, the compartment EMI shield surrounding the first circuitry and extending over the first circuitry, the first compartment EMI shield comprising at least a first set of electrically-conductive wires, each wire having a first length that extends over and is spaced apart from said at least one electrical component and having second and third lengths that extend from opposite ends of the respective first length and connect to the first common electrical ground structure, the first lengths being substantially parallel to one another and being substantially parallel to a plane in which the surface of the substrate lies, the first compartment EMI shield attenuating a frequency or frequency range of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,075,963

INTERFERENCE CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A first apparatus for coping with Wi-Fi radio frequency interference among a plurality of wireless devices operating at a location, the first apparatus comprising:a receiver;
a transmitter; and
a data processing apparatus connected to the receiver and the transmitter;
wherein the data processing apparatus is configured to
receive a report from a second apparatus;
based at least in part on information in the report, make a determination to perform a channel switch for at least one wireless device currently in radio frequency communication with the first apparatus on a radio frequency channel; and
announce the channel switch to the wireless device; and
wherein the first apparatus is configured to:
connect to the Internet and to operate to cope with Wi-Fi radio frequency interference while connected to the Internet without providing Internet connectivity and without providing data traffic routing capability to the plurality of wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,075,935

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING STATE TRANSITION

MAPSTED CORP., Markham, ...

1. A method for detecting a transition in positioning state of a mobile device having a processor and a memory, the method comprising:monitoring, based at least in part on global positioning system (GPS) data of the mobile device, for a positioning state of the mobile device as one of an indoor and an outside location relative to an indoor facility;
detecting, via one or more sensors of the mobile device, ambient data;
determining respective weightings for the ambient data and the GPS data, the ambient data including one or more of received signal strength data and signal connectivity data, wherein the respective weightings for at least one of the signal strength data and the signal connectivity data are assigned, by the processor, based on a degree of signal coverage established according to fingerprint data of a fingerprint map for the indoor facility; and
detecting, by the processor, a transition in positioning state of the mobile device from one of the indoor and the outside locations to another of the indoor and the outside locations when a weighted sum value based at least in part on the respective weightings is one of above and below a predetermined state transition value.

US Pat. No. 10,075,547

PROXY DEVICE FOR REDUCING NUMBER OF CONNECTIONS TO GATEWAY

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A computing device, comprising:one or more processors;
a receiver configured to receive a device communication, wherein the device communication is received using a connection with a first device, wherein the computing device and the first device share a common cloud network service provider, and wherein the computing device and the first device are nodes in a mesh network;
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium containing instructions, which when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
identifying one or more other devices sharing the common cloud network service provider, wherein the one or more other devices are nodes in the mesh network, wherein the computing device, the first device, and the one or more other devices are configured to operate as communication proxies in the mesh network, and wherein nodes of the mesh network are configured to communicate directly with one or more other nodes of the mesh network;
determining a current utilization of an outbound channel of the computing device, wherein the current utilization indicates an amount of bandwidth of the outbound channel that is currently being consumed by the computing device; and
determining a maximum utilization of an outbound channel of the computing device and the one or more other devices, wherein the maximum utilization is determined by adding the current utilization of the outbound channel to an amount of bandwidth required to transmit a device communication;
comparing the maximum utilization of the computing device to the maximum utilization of the one or more other devices;
determining that the computing device is selected to be a proxy device when the computing device uses a higher maximum utilization as compared to the maximum utilization of the one or more other devices, wherein the proxy device facilitates communication between the first device and a second device;
establishing a connection, wherein the computing device operates as a communication proxy for the first device; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the device communication, wherein the device communication is transmitted using the connection between the computing device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,074,948

POWER RECEPTACLES WITH INTERNAL CHAMBERS FOR RELEASABLY HOLDING PORTABLE POWER DEVICES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A power receptacle, comprising:a housing having an inwardly extending chamber, the inwardly extending chamber having a depth dimension that is between 0.5 and 5 inches sized and configured to releasably receive a portable power supply inside the chamber, wherein the depth dimension is greater than a width and height dimension, wherein the housing comprises an internal electrical interface in the chamber, wherein, when the portable power supply is in the chamber, the portable power supply electrically engages the electrical interface to thereby power and/or charge the portable power supply, wherein the power receptacle comprises at least one externally accessible electrical socket, and wherein in a ready-to-use configuration, the chamber directly and serially receives different user rechargeable power supplies; and
a ground strap extending between the housing and a front cover attached to the housing,
wherein the housing is sized and configured to reside in a single gang box, wherein a front end of the chamber is behind a window in an external outlet cover attached to the housing, and wherein the internal electrical interface serially and directly couples to electrical contacts on the different user power supplies.

US Pat. No. 10,072,592

MULTI-LEVEL SKIP FIRE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A method of controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of working chambers to deliver a desired output, wherein each working chamber has at least one intake valve and at least one exhaust valve, the method comprising:operating the engine in a dynamic firing level modulation mode that causes selected low working cycles to be fired at a low torque output and selected high working cycles to be fired at a high torque output, wherein decisions whether to fire each working cycle at a high or low torque output are dynamically determined during operation of the engine on an individual firing opportunity by firing opportunity basis; and
adjusting an air charge for each fired working cycle based on whether the high or low torque output was selected for such fired working cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,071,871

AIR KNIFE CONFIGURED TO IMPROVE ROLLING OF PAPER PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of rolling a paper product onto a roll, comprising:rotating the roll in a manner that draws the paper product toward the roll and rolls the paper product onto the roll; and
altering the location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product by applying gas in a direction away from the paper product and the roll,
wherein the pick-up point is the location where a point on the paper product first contacts the roll.

US Pat. No. 10,071,867

HOLDING NOZZLE, HOLDING UNIT, AND TRANSPORTING APPARATUS

HIRATA CORPORATION, Shin...

1. A holding nozzle for sucking and holding a work by a negative pressure, comprising:a sucking member including a sucking portion for sucking the work on one side of the sucking member;
a supporting member connected to a negative pressure generating source, including an accommodating portion for accommodating an other side of the sucking member, and configured to support the sucking member so as to be able to move forward and backward; and
a biasing member configured to bias the sucking member in a forward direction of the forward-and-backward movement, the biasing member being a spring member or a resin member,
wherein the supporting member includes, in the accommodating portion, a first stop portion and a second stop portion for respectively defining a forward limit and a backward limit of the forward-and-backward movement of the sucking member,
the sucking member includes, on the other side thereof, a first contacting portion and a second contacting portion for respectively contacting with the first stop portion and the second stop portion,
the supporting member comprises:
a cylinder configured to slidably accommodate the sucking member; and
a head including a connection passage formed on one side of the cylinder and connected to the negative pressure generating source,
a region surrounded by an interior of the cylinder and the head forms the accommodating portion,
the cylinder includes the first stop portion inside thereof, and
the head includes the second stop portion in an inner end portion thereof which is positioned inside the cylinder,
one end portion of the biasing member contacts with an end portion on the other side of the sucking member, and an other end portion of the biasing member contacts with the inner end portion of the head,
the accommodating portion includes a first accommodating portion and a second accommodating portion,
the sucking member forms the first accommodating portion on the other side of the sucking member, the first accommodating portion accommodating one end portion of the biasing member,
the head forming the second accommodating portion which extends from an inner edge portion opposing the end portion on the other side of the sucking member toward the sucking member, and accommodates the other end portion of the biasing member,
the first accommodating portion is formed by a circumferential wall portion extending toward the head, and
the second contacting portion which contacts with the second stop portion is formed by an end portion of the circumferential wall portion on a side of the head, wherein a ratio of a moving stroke of the sucking member to a total length of the biasing member is ? to 1/10, and
the total length of the biasing member is defined in a state that the first contacting portion is contacting with the first stop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,071,866

FEED UNIT

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A feed unit comprising:a rotary device, adapted to rotate, the rotary device having a hopper that defines a supply region, and one or more channels adapted to receive components from the supply region such that the components are stacked one on top of another within each channel;
wherein each channel has an inlet and an outlet through which components pass for output from the feed unit; and,
wherein one of the inlet and the hopper is configured to reciprocate relative to the other to agitate the components in the supply region so that components pass into the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,071,791

COMPARATIVE ICE DRIFT AND TOW MODEL ANALYSIS FOR TARGET MARINE STRUCTURE

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A marine threat modelling method for a target marine structure conducting a set operation in a body of water, the method comprising:monitoring with a computer system a given position of an obstacle drifting relative to the target marine structure;
modeling with the computer system at least two different tow routes actively diverting the same obstacle over time from the given position to at least two different tow positions relative to the target marine structure by using at least two different tow models for calculating an active diversion of the same obstacle in each of the at least two different tow routes;
modelling with the computer system one or more altered drift tracks of the obstacle for each of the active diversions by using one or more drift models for calculating a passive drift of the obstacle over time form the at least two different tow positions of each of the active diversions;
presenting with the computer system the at least two different tow routes and the one or more altered drift tracks for each of the active diversions for comparison to one another; and
initiating with the computer system based on the comparison a tow operation to actively divert the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,076,028

SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having insulating properties; and
a sintered layer formed of a plurality of metal particles, the sintered layer being stacked on at least one surface of the base film,
wherein a region of the sintered layer extending from an interface between the sintered layer and the base film to a position 500 nm or less from the interface has a porosity of 1% or more and 50% or less,
wherein a metal oxide derived from a metal of the metal particles, a group derived from the metal oxide, a metal hydroxide derived from the metal, or a group derived from the metal hydroxide is present in a vicinity of an interface between the base film and the sintered layer,
wherein the metal oxide or the group derived from the metal oxide in the vicinity of the interface between the base film and the sintered layer is present in an amount of 0.1 ?g/cm2 or more and 10 ?g/cm2 or less per unit area, and
wherein the metal oxide derived from the metal of the metal particles or the group derived from the metal oxide and the metal hydroxide derived from the metal or the group derived from the metal hydroxide are present,
the ratio of an amount of the metal oxide or the group derived from the metal oxide present to an amount of the metal hydroxide or the group derived from the metal hydroxide present is 0.1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,075,929

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An apparatus for network synchronization, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor that:
controls the transceiver to receive a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) according to a muting pattern from a macro cell,
wherein the macro cell and the apparatus use separate frequencies;
performs network synchronization with the macro cell based on the CSI-RS,
applies a frame boundary offset between a downlink subframe and an uplink subframe,
wherein the frame boundary offset is an interval by which the downlink subframe and the uplink subframe are separated, and
controls the transceiver to transmit a signal by setting a start time for an uplink transmission based on the frame boundary offset and a timing advance (TA) received from a network,
wherein the frame boundary offset is configured based on higher layer signaling,
wherein the downlink subframe and the uplink subframe are time division duplex (TDD) subframes, and
wherein the muting pattern matches a fake MBMS Single-Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,075,481

REAL-TIME PLACESHIFTING OF MEDIA CONTENT TO PAIRED DEVICES

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

1. A method of placeshifting a media program, the method comprising:receiving, by a server, identification information for a client device from a media device paired with the client device, the client device being coupled to a network and the media device being coupled to a primary display device;
receiving, by the server from the media device, a request to transfer the media program available for presentation on a primary display device in a first format via the media device; and
in response to the request:
establishing, by the server, a peer-to-peer communication session between the client device and the server over the network using the identification information;
determining, by the server, a second format for an encoded content stream corresponding to the media program, wherein the second format is different from the first format; and
transferring, by the server, the encoded content stream corresponding to the media program from the server to the client device via the peer-to-peer communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,075,349

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODELING QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR STREAMING MEDIA

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A computer system comprising:a monitoring device coupled to a network, wherein the monitoring device includes:
a memory configured to store instructions; and
at least one computer processor disposed in communication with the memory, wherein the at least one computer processor upon execution of the instructions is configured to:
monitor a media program streaming across the network to a media client for perceivable transmission impairments; and
provide a model to reflect user dissatisfaction based on types of perceivable transmission impairments and timing, duration, and frequency of perceivable transmission impairments to estimate a quality of experience of the media program, the model implements a parametric function providing a behavioral model of a user that reflects user satisfaction decreases during perceivable transmission impairments and increases frequency of perceivable transmission impairments to estimate a quality of experience of the media program, the model implements a parametric function providing a behavioral model of a user that reflects user satisfaction decreases during perceivable transmission impairments and increases during uninterrupted playback as a function of time, wherein the parameterized function comprises a piecewise function having a plurality of subfunctions and the model transitions through the plurality of subfunctions based on one or more thresholds defined by at least one parameter of a set of parameters including a cosine subfunction and linear subfunction, wherein the model further reflects a user expectation context for streaming the media program, the user expectation context comprising a duration of the media program and at least one of: a device type of the media client, a network connection type of the network; and a service type associated with the media program.

US Pat. No. 10,074,993

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF GUIDED SURFACE WAVES

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. A system, comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe adjusted to launch a first guided surface wave at a first frequency along a terrestrial medium, the guided surface waveguide probe comprising a charge terminal elevated over the terrestrial medium, and further comprising a feed network electrically coupled to the charge terminal, the feed network providing a phase delay (?)that matches a wave tilt angle (?) associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) associated with the terrestrial medium in a vicinity of the guided surface waveguide probe; and
a portion of the guided surface waveguide probe being configured to operate as a receive circuit, the receive circuit being tuned to receive a second guided surface wave at a second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,074,772

CONTROLLED LED LIGHT OUTPUT BY SELECTIVE AREA ROUGHENING

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:determining a target light extraction efficiency of a light emitting device;
determining, based on an output function, a proportion of a roughened surface area to a not roughened surface area wherein the light emitting device emits the target light extraction efficiency when configured based on the determined proportion;
applying a surface etch process on a light emitting surface to create the roughened surface area, wherein the roughened surface area relative to the not roughened surface area is based on the determined proportion, and wherein the light emitting surface is a top surface of the light emitting device that is not covered by a contact;
applying an etch-inhibiting pattern on the light emitting surface to create the not roughened surface area, wherein the amount of the not roughened surface area relative to the amount of roughened surface area is based on the determined proportion, and wherein the area that is not roughened surrounds the roughened surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,072,188

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES FOR BONDING FLEXIBLE PRINTING PLATES

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. Method for the bonding of printing plates to printing cylinders and/or printing sleeves with a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising at least one adhesive component comprising at least one polymer component based on a monomer mixture comprising at least one of the following monomers:at least one acrylic ester
at least one methacrylic ester
acrylic acid
methacrylic acidwherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive further comprises1 to 25 wt %, based on the overall blend of the at least one adhesive component without solvent, of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of stearyl alcohol, aliphatic dicarboxylic esters, acetylated polyols and ethoxylated fatty acid amines.

US Pat. No. 10,072,021

COMPOUND FOR INHIBITING BINDING BETWEEN DX2 PROTEIN AND P14/ARF PROTEIN, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING CANCER DISEASE CONTAINING SAME AS EFFECTIVE INGREDIENT

PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A compound represented by Formula 1 or 2:

US Pat. No. 10,070,857

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR LOCATING AND IMPLANTING TISSUE ANCHORS AT MITRAL VALVE COMMISSURE

MITRALIGN, INC., Tewksbu...

1. A method for percutaneously locating a mitral valve commissure, comprising the steps of:providing a mitral valve commissure locating system, wherein the mitral valve commissure locating system comprises
a bow catheter comprising an elongated tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end;
a central catheter comprising an elongated tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the central catheter is slidably disposed within a lumen of the bow catheter; and
first and second bow wires each comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein each of the proximal ends of the bow wires are attached to the distal end of the bow catheter, and the distal ends of the first and second bow wire are attached to the distal end of the central catheter, and wherein when the distal end of the elongated tubular body of the central catheter moves towards the distal end of the elongated tubular body of the bow catheter, the first and second bow wires bend radially outwardly to form and define a general plane;
delivering the mitral valve commissure locating system percutaneously across the mitral valve, with the distal ends of the first and second bow wires positioned distally to the mitral annulus and the proximal ends of the bow wires positioned proximally to the mitral annulus;
moving the distal end of the central catheter towards the distal end of the bow catheter so that the first and second bow wires bend radially outwardly;
visualizing the curvature of the first and second bow wires as they bend radially outwardly, and discontinuing the outward radial bending of the first and second bow wires when narrower waists form along the curvatures of the first and second bow wires which is indicative of locating the mitral valve commissure; and
moving a first wire delivery catheter radially outward relative to the bow catheter as result of the first bow wire bending radially outward, as a result of relative movement of the central catheter and the bow catheter, into contact with the first wire delivery catheter that is located external to the first bow wire so as to apply a force onto the first wire delivery catheter to cause the first wire delivery catheter to bend radially outward, the first wire delivery catheter extending along a length of the bow catheter and extending distally therebeyond and being configured for delivery of a tissue piercing wire through a lumen thereof to the mitral valve once the mitral valve commissure is located, the first wire delivery catheter being maintained external to the lumen of the bow catheter and relative to the central catheter, the first wire delivery catheter having a main portion that extends in a longitudinal direction along an outer surface of the bow catheter so as to be maintained parallel to the bow catheter such that the lumen of the first wire delivery catheter is maintained separate and spaced from the lumen of the bow catheter along an entire length of the lumen of the first wire delivery catheter and is also externally spaced from the central catheter.
US Pat. No. 10,072,062

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFICATION OF A HLA LOCUS

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A genetically modified mammalian cell comprising an endogenous human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I gene comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of any one of the nucleotides of SEQ ID NOs:97 to 111 and an endogenous HLA class II gene comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of any one of the nucleotides of SEQ ID NOs:112 to 115, the genetically modified cell comprising:(i) a first genomic modification comprising an integrated exogenous nucleotide sequence encoding a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) or T-cell receptor gene, and
(ii) a second genomic modification comprising an inactivated HLA gene following zinc finger nuclease-mediated cleavage of the active HLA class I gene and/or HLA class II gene with a pair of zinc finger nucleases, each zinc finger nuclease comprising a cleavage domain and the recognition helix regions of the zinc finger proteins designated 18889, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:97; 11881, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:98; 24859, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:99; 25191, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 100; 25190, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:101; 25316, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:102; 25317, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:103; 15267, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 104; 15265, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 105; 17454, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 106; 17456, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:107; 15296, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:108; 15298, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:109; 25588, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:110; 25589, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:111; 15872, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:112; 15873, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 113; 15909, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO: 114; or 15910, which binds to a target site within SEQ ID NO:115,
wherein the pair of zinc finger nucleases includes 18889 and 18881; 18889 and 24859; 25191 and 25190; 25316 and 25317; 15267 and 15265; 17454 and 17456; 15296 and 15298; 25588 and 25589; 15872 and 15873; or 15909 and 15910;
and wherein the HLA gene is inactivated by the second genomic modification.

US Pat. No. 10,074,909

OMNIDIRECTIONAL SINGLE-INPUT SINGLE-OUTPUT MULTIBAND/BROADBAND ANTENNAS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An omnidirectional broadband antenna comprising:a radiator element having a single piece construction including a cone shape defined by multiple petals separated from each other by a gap or spaced distance therebetween and integrally joined to each other at about a center of the radiator element, each of the multiple petals having a stepped configuration;
a ground element; and
multiple shorting legs extended from the ground element for electrically coupling to and mechanically supporting the multiple petals.

US Pat. No. 10,074,513

MULTI MODE SYSTEMS WITH RETRACTABLE DETECTORS

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method for evaluating a specimen using a charged particle beam system having charged particle beam optics, the method comprising:positioning a detector in an inserted position in which a first distance between a tip of the detector and a plane extending along a surface of the specimen is less than a distance between a tip of the charged particle beam optics and the plane, and while maintaining the detector at the inserted position:
scanning the surface of the specimen by a primary beam that exits from the tip of the charged particle beam optics and propagates through an aperture disposed near the tip of the detector;
detecting, by the detector, x-ray photons and/or charged particles emitted or reflected from the specimen as a result of scanning the specimen with the primary beam;
after completion of the scanning, positioning the detector at a retracted position in which a second distance between the tip of the detector and the plane exceeds a distance between the tip of the charged particle beam optics and the plane;
wherein the detector includes a conduit having an upper horizontal portion, a lower horizontal portion, and a sloped intermediate portion coupled between the upper horizontal portion and the lower horizontal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,074,240

SYSTEM FOR GAME PLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT

MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT L...

1. A system for enhanced lottery game play adapted to couple one or more geographically remote vendors to the system, the vendors providing lottery electronic access tickets comprising a substrate bearing at least ticket identification information, the ticket including a first scratch off area relating to scratch off game play for a lottery prize and a second scratch off area relating to electronic access game play, the vendor locations including scanning devices, and to couple one or more geographically remote users utilizing first wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices having first display capabilities, over a public communications network, including:a lottery processor,
a first communication input adapted to couple the one or more remote retail vendor locations with the lottery processor, the input including information from the lottery electronic access ticket obtained from the vendor scanning system,
a second communication input adapted to couple bi-directional communications between the one or more remote users utilizing wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices with the lottery processor, the input including information from the lottery electronic access ticket entered via the electronic communication device,
a game processor, the game processor being coupled to the lottery processor, the game processor functioning at least to provide a graphical user interface for the users of the electronic communications path associated with the second communication input, the game processor providing a graphical user interface for entry of the user identification information,
a database, the database storing at least:
information on the user identification and the associated information from the lottery electronic access ticket entered via the electronic communication device,
variable prize information awarded to different users, and
score information for the users electronic access game play, and
a display generator, the display generator providing a display image showing the users ranked relative to the other users, the display image being coupled to the second communication input for communication to the wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,073,473

INDOOR DIGITAL CENTRALIZED CONTROLLER SYSTEM, AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME, AND HEATING/COOLING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. An indoor digital centralized controller system (DCCS) connected to a controller of an application system to accept orders from the controller of the application system and to control at least one motor to work, the indoor DCCS comprising:at least one motor;
a power supply;
a master control unit (MCU);
a plurality of motor control modules;
a programming port module; and
an input interface;whereinthe power supply is configured to supply power for circuits;
the MCU is connected to and communicates with the controller of the application system via the input interface;
control programs of the MCU are rewritable by an outer computer via the programming port module; and
the MCU is connected to the at least one motor via a motor control module; the at least one motor is adapted to be connected to an indoor unit of an air conditioner and comprises a stator assembly, a rotor assembly, and a shell assembly; the stator assembly and the rotor assembly are coupled magnetically; the stator assembly comprises a stator core and a coil winding wound around the stator core; and the coil winding is configured to acquire alternating current from the motor control module and generate rotating magnetic field to drive a rotor to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,076,012

OCCUPANCY SENSOR WITH SELECTIVE DETECTION

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. An occupancy sensor, comprising:an occupancy sensor housing; and
a plurality of occupancy sensing elements located in the occupancy sensor housing, a first of the occupancy sensing elements being positioned to sense an occupancy condition of a first monitored space, a second of the occupancy sensing elements being positioned to sense an occupancy condition of a second monitored space;
wherein the first and second occupancy sensing elements are capable of being independently switched ON and OFF for selectively sensing the first and second monitored spaces via a device positioned within the occupancy sensor housing, the device being selected from one of a communication receiver, a dip switch, a potentiometer (pot) or a rotary switch; and
wherein switching ON the first occupancy sensing element enables the occupancy sensor to control at least one load based on the occupancy condition of the first monitored space while switching ON the second occupancy sensing element enables the sensor to control at least one load based on the occupancy condition of the second monitored space.

US Pat. No. 10,075,964

RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND HARMONIZATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:communicating on a radio frequency spectrum band of a first radio access technology (RAT) using a set of antennas;
reconfiguring at least one antenna of the set of antennas to perform a first scan on the radio frequency spectrum band of a second RAT;
determining, based at least in part on the first scan, that an access point count value is less than a channel condition metric;
determining, based at least in part on the first scan, whether to reconfigure a remaining portion of antennas of the set of antennas to perform a second scan on the radio frequency spectrum band of the second RAT; and
refraining from reconfiguring the remaining portion of antennas of the set of antennas to perform the second scan.

US Pat. No. 10,075,941

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION AND FEEDBACK

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A link adaptation method by a base station serving a plurality of mobile stations in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) communication system, the communication system utilizing a transmission structure with time slots in the time domain and frequency subchannels in the frequency domain, the method comprising:transmitting a control message to a mobile station over a control channel,
wherein:
the control message contains transmission parameters allocated to the mobile station for a subsequent transmission of data by the base station over a frequency subchannel to the mobile station in a time slot; and
the mobile station-specific transmission parameters indicate an antenna transmission scheme and a corresponding subchannel configuration, the antenna transmission scheme comprising a transmission diversity scheme or a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) scheme and the corresponding subchannel configuration characterized by distributed subcarriers or localized subcarriers in the frequency domain; and
transmitting a data packet to the mobile station over the frequency subchannel in accordance with the mobile station-specific transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,075,151

HIGH POWER W-BAND/F-BAND SCHOTTKY DIODE BASED FREQUENCY MULTIPLIERS

California Institute of T...

1. A Schottky diode based all-solid-state frequency multiplier, comprising:a substrate; and
a single chip mounted on the substrate, the single chip configured for outputting an output power of at least 100 milliwatts (mW) at a frequency of at least 70 GHz in response to input power having an input frequency, including components for handling the input power of at least 200 mW and a plurality of on-chip power combined multiplying structures, each multiplying structure comprising:
an input antenna or input E-probe,
a plurality of Schottky diodes,
an output antenna or output E-probe,
a first impedance matching structure connected to the Schottky diodes and the output antenna or the output E-probe, and
a second impedance matching structure connected to the Schottky diodes and the input antenna or the input E-probe, and
wherein:
the input power received from a transmission line is distributed to each of the multiplying structures using the input antennas or the input E-probes located on the chip, each of the input antennas or the input E-probes connected to a different one of the multiplying structures, and
the Schottky diodes each have their anode size and epi-structure configured to generate a higher frequency output through frequency-multiplication of the input frequency so that each of the higher frequency outputs can be combined to form the output power of at least 100 mW using the multiple output E-probes or output antennas of the different multiplying structures.

US Pat. No. 10,073,184

SENSOR SYSTEM OF BURIED SEISMIC ARRAY

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic surveying method of a subsurface volume, the method comprising:disposing at least one seismic sensor of a system downhole, the at least one seismic sensor having a downhole amplifier with a downhole gain to directly amplify an input analog signal generated at the at least one sensor;
generating the input analog signal with the at least one sensor in response to seismic energy from the subsurface volume;
amplifying the input analog signal directly at the at least one sensor by the downhole gain of the downhole amplifier;
sending the amplified analog signal to an uphole recording unit of the system via a transmission line, the uphole recording unit having an uphole amplifier with an uphole gain to directly amplify the amplified analog signal received at the uphole recording unit;
amplifying the amplified analog signal directly at the uphole recording unit by the uphole gain of the uphole amplifier; and
reducing an overall effect of noise in the system by selecting the downhole gain of the downhole amplifier and the uphole gain of the uphole amplifier to be balanced with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,072,709

CARRIER ROLLER BEARING SYSTEM OF A CARRIER ROLLER OF A ROLLER HEARTH FURNACE, CARRIER ROLLER HANDLING SYSTEM FOR SWITCHING ROLLER BEARINGS AND PROCESS FOR SWITCHING ROLLER BEARINGS

LOI THERMPROCESS GMBH, E...

1. A roller bearing handling system for replacement or exchange of a roller bearing of a roller hearth furnace comprising:a base support,
a pivot support arranged on the base support, and
a first roller bearing handling element that is arranged or placed on the pivot support and which can lift a roller bearing,
wherein the pivot support is arranged on the base support and is able to swivel about a stationary pivot point relative to the base support,
a second carrier roller bearing handling element is arranged on the base support for the purpose of handling a roller bearing, and is able to be adjusted between a handling position, in which the second roller bearing handling element can be mechanically coupled and connected in a form-locking manner with the roller bearing for roller bearing replacement and a release position in which the mechanical coupling and form-locking connection between the roller bearing and the carrier roller bearing handling element is released,
wherein the second roller bearing handling element has at least one U-shaped locking element, which is designed to be connected in a form-locking manner with a cone-shaped coupling element of a roller bearing in the handling position.

US Pat. No. 10,072,610

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR FEEDING A ROCKET ENGINE

Arianegroup SAS, Paris (...

11. A method of feeding a thrust chamber of a rocket engine with first and second propellants, the method being characterized in that:the first propellant is pumped from a first tank to the thrust chamber via a first feed circuit of the thrust chamber by at least one pump of a turbopump comprising said pump and a first turbine that is mechanically coupled to the pump, the first feed circuit connecting an outlet of the pump to an inlet of the first turbine via a heat exchanger configured to heat the first propellant with heat generated in the thrust chamber in order to actuate the first turbine of the turbopump, by expansion of the first propellant after being heated in the heat exchanger;
in that the second propellant is pressurized in a second tank to an internal pressure higher than the internal pressure of the thrust chamber;
in that the second propellant is propelled towards the thrust chamber by the internal pressure of said second tank via a second feed circuit of the thrust chamber connected to the second tank, said second circuit including an inlet valve; and
in that said inlet valve of the second feed circuit is an adjustable valve that enables the flow rate and thus the quantity of second propellant feeding the thrust chamber to be adjusted,
wherein at least one third tank contains a pressurized gas, said at least one third tank being connected to the second tank via an expander,
wherein the first feed circuit includes a booster pump coupled to a second turbine that is actuated by the expansion of a pressurized gas, said booster pump being situated downstream from the first tank and upstream from the pump of the turbopump, and
wherein said second turbine coupled to the booster pump is situated downstream from the at least one third tank and upstream from the second tank of the second propellant.

US Pat. No. 10,071,876

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet processing apparatus for processing a sheet, comprising:a setting portion to which a sheet bundle is set from an outside of the apparatus;
a conveying route in which a sheet is conveyed;
a stack portion on which sheets conveyed from the conveying route are stacked, the stack portion being arranged at a different position of the setting portion;
a binding unit which binds the sheet bundle set in the setting portion, and a sheet bundle stacked in the stack portion; and
a punching portion which forms a punch hole on a sheet, which is conveyed in the conveying route,
wherein the setting portion is arranged as being overlapped to the punching portion in a direction of intersecting with a conveying direction of the sheet conveyed in the conveying route.

US Pat. No. 10,071,206

RE-USEABLE INJECTOR DEVICE FOR SYRINGE

Teva Pharmaceutical Indus...

1. An injector device configured to receive and hold a syringe loaded within the injector device, the syringe having a needle that protrudes from the injector device during injection, the injector device comprising:(a) a first half assembly defining a longitudinal axis extending between first and second ends, the first half assembly including:
i) a housing,
ii) a depth adjuster coupled to the housing to rotate about the longitudinal axis of the first half assembly, the depth adjuster defining an abutment surface that contacts an injection site during injection, the depth adjuster being rotatable between rotational positions that correspond with respective needle protrusion distances of the syringe,
iii) a syringe carrier disposed at the second end of the first half assembly, the syringe carrier being movable relative to the housing between first and second positions, the syringe carrier defining a through-passage,
iv) a syringe spring biasing the syringe carrier to the second position, and
v) a syringe damper including a resilient gasket ring disposed at the through-passage of the syringe carrier, the syringe damper being carried by the syringe carrier when the syringe carrier moves between the first and second positions; and
(b) a second half assembly extending along a longitudinal axis between first and second ends, wherein the first end of the second half assembly rotatably mounts to the second end of the first half assembly, the second half assembly including:
i) a rear outer cover defining an interior,
ii) an inner body disposed within the rear outer cover, the inner body being movable relative to the rear outer cover between an injector disabled position and an injector enabled position, the inner body having a forwardly-extending arm configured to engage a portion of the first half assembly, wherein the inner body moves from the injector disabled position to the injector enabled position when the injector device is pressed against the injection site,
iii) a plunger ram movable within the inner body along the longitudinal axis of the second half assembly between cocked and bottomed-out positions,
iv) a main spring biasing the plunger ram towards the bottomed-out position, and
v) a firing button mounted to the rear outer cover, the firing button having an undepressed position and a depressed position, the firing button being biased towards the undepressed position, the firing button being configured to release the plunger ram from the cocked position when pressed to the depressed position while the inner body is disposed in the enabled position, thereby allowing the main spring to drive the plunger ram to the bottomed-out position; and
wherein the released plunger ram pushes against the syringe, thereby pushing the syringe carrier from the second position to the first position, wherein the released plunger ram actuates the syringe when the syringe carrier is in the first position.
US Pat. No. 10,072,264

RNA INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES AND METHODS OF USE

University of Iowa Resear...

1. An isolated RNA duplex comprising a first strand of RNA and a second strand of RNA, wherein the first strand comprises at least 15 contiguous nucleotides encoded by SEQ ID NO:97, and wherein the second strand is complementary to at least 12 contiguous nucleotides of the first strand.

US Pat. No. 10,075,911

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

GasSecure AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A wireless sensor network comprising:at least one sensor unit comprising a sensor for sensing an environmental parameter and at least one interrogating node, wherein the interrogating node is arranged to transmit an interrogation message periodically to said sensor unit and to receive a reply message from said sensor unit in response to said interrogation message, wherein the sensor unit is arranged to determine whether an alarm condition has been met and, conditional on the sensor unit determining that the alarm condition has not been met, to transmit said reply message after a predetermined deliberate delay and before a subsequent interrogation message is received by the sensor unit; and otherwise, if the sensor unit determines that the alarm condition has been met, to transmit said reply message before the deliberate delay ends.

US Pat. No. 10,073,021

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATION AND OBSERVATION OF PENDANT DROPLETS BY PREFERENTIAL CONDENSATION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of using a contact angle goniometer system, the method comprising:filling an enclosed chamber of the contact angle goniometer system with vapor;
adjusting a temperature of a thermal conductor so as to form a droplet of condensate on a tip portion of the thermal conductor;
positioning the tip portion and a sample stage relative to one another such that the droplet simultaneously contacts the tip portion and a sample material; and
observing a contact angle between the droplet and the sample material.

US Pat. No. 10,072,785

CONDUIT CONNECTOR

NORMA GERMANY GMBH, Main...

1. A conduit connector with a housing which has a first connecting geometry, which can be connected to a fluid conduit, and a second connecting geometry, which can be connected to a mating element,wherein the first connecting geometry and the second connecting geometry are connected by a through-channel in the housing and the housing has an outlet opening and a closure element is provided,
wherein the closure element can be fixed in a first position in which a connection between the outlet opening and the through-channel is shut off, and the closure element can be displaced into a second position in which the outlet opening is connected to the through-channel
wherein, of the parts closure element and housing, at least one has a web guided in the manner of a helical line and the other has a shape which interacts with the web, and
wherein the closure element and the housing in the first position have a latching connection to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,071,412

METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING PRODUCTS IN DIE

CHENGDU HOMIN TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A method for assembling products in a die by aid of a device for assembling products in a die, comprising:wherein the device for assembling products in the die comprises a pushing portion and an assembling portion; wherein the pushing portion comprises a pushing block, a pushing spring and a pushing wedge, wherein the pushing block is connected with the pushing spring, the pushing wedge is arranged above the pushing block and is in a wedge-shaped connection with the pushing block, the pushing wedge is arranged below an upper base, and the pushing block and the pushing spring are arranged above a lower base; the assembling portion comprises an assembling wedge, a transmission wedge and an assembling male die, wherein the transmission wedge is in the wedge-shaped connection with the assembling male die, the transmission wedge and the assembling male die are arranged in the lower base, the transmission wedge is arranged below the assembling male die, the assembling wedge is arranged above the transmission wedge, the assembling wedge is in the wedge-shaped connection with the transmission wedge while in contact, the assembling wedge is arranged below the upper base, and a blanking male die is arranged below the upper base;
the method for assembling products in a die comprising the following several procedures:
S1, stamping: performing a stamping machining for two strip blanks simultaneously;
S2, feeding: conveying machined parts to the device for assembling products in a die together with blanks;
S3, assembling: assembling parts together using the device for assembling products in a die, specifically comprising the following three steps, namely blanking, positioning and press-fitting;
S31, blanking: removing a part from one of the blanks by using the blanking male die;
S32, positioning: pushing a removed part to a position below a part on an other blank by using the pushing portion;
S33, press-fitting: assembling the two parts together by using the assembling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,071,311

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING FRAMES OF A GAME

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method of displaying a game performed at a computing device having one or more processors and memory for storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors, the method comprising:receiving a first user input of pausing a game in progress;
in response to receiving the first user input of pausing the game in progress, causing the game to switch from a normal state to a pause state;
detecting a second user input of resuming the game from the pause state to the normal state;
in response to detecting the second user input of resuming the game from the pause state to the normal state:
causing the game to switch from the pause state to a transition state, wherein the game progresses at a gradually increasing rate as a function of an elapsed time since a start of the transition state; and
displaying the game at the gradually increasing rate until the game reaches a game progress rate associated with the normal state at or prior to the receipt of the first user input.

US Pat. No. 10,076,034

ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. An electronic structure, comprising:a first board structure;
a first contact pad disposed on the first board structure;
a first joint member disposed on the first contact pad, wherein the first joint member has a first Young's modulus;
a second joint member disposed on the first joint member, wherein the second joint member has a second Young's modulus, and the second Young's modulus is greater than the first Young's modulus; and
a third joint member in contact with the second joint member, wherein the third joint member has a third Young's modulus, and the second Young's modulus is greater than the third Young's modulus.

US Pat. No. 10,075,990

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the wireless communication apparatus to perform:
receiving, from a terminal device, a signal for forming a specific wireless network including the wireless communication apparatus and the terminal device, the specific wireless network being either of a first wireless network or a second wireless network, the first wireless network being a network in which the terminal device operates as a parent station and the wireless communication apparatus operates as a child station, the second wireless network being a network in which the wireless communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the terminal device operates as the child station, the signal including related information specifying a frequency band to be used in the first wireless network and a terminal index value being set in advance in the terminal device, wherein the terminal device supports both a first frequency band not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus and a second frequency band supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus;
determining whether the frequency band is the first frequency band not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus;
determining whether the terminal index value indicates that the terminal device is to become the parent station rather than the wireless communication apparatus by determining whether the terminal index value is greater than an apparatus index value set in advance in the wireless communication apparatus; and
forming the second wireless network in which a second frequency band different from the first frequency band is to be used by shifting the state of the wireless communication apparatus to the parent state, in a first case where it is determined that:
the first frequency band is not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus, and
the terminal index value indicates that the terminal device is to become the parent station rather than the wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,075,979

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), information in a wireless communication system,transmitting, by the UE, a random access preamble to an evolved NodeB (eNB);
receiving, by the UE, a random access response which is a response to the random access preamble from the eNB;
transmitting, by the UE, a message 3 indicating that the UE is a low-end UE to the eNB; and
transmitting, by the UE, a UE capability information indicating that the UE is the low-end UE to the eNB,
wherein the UE capability information indicating that the UE is the low-end UE is transferred to a mobility management entity (MME) by the eNB, and
wherein the MME uses the UE capability information to indicate to another eNB that the UE is the low-end UE.

US Pat. No. 10,075,960

BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station apparatus that communicates with a radio communication terminal in a radio communication system, the base station apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
detect interference between the radio communication system and another radio communication system, and determine whether or not to switch a radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal when the interference is detected;
switch the radio channel when the processor determines to switch the radio channel, and does not switch the radio channel when the processor determines not to switch the radio channel;
receive a second value assigned as a network identifier of the other radio communication system transmitted from the other radio communication system;
determine whether or not to switch the radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal in accordance with a relation between a first value assigned as a network identifier of the radio communication system and the second value assigned as the network identifier of the other radio communication system, the radio channel of the radio communication system or the radio channel of the other radio communication system only being determined in the determination of the switching; and
when the identifier is designated as an integer, determine whether or not to switch the radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal based on a first set of conditions, a second set of conditions, or a third set of conditions,
the first set of conditions including:
a first condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a positive odd number, the radio channel is not switched;
a second condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a positive even number, the radio channel is switched;
a third condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a negative even number, the radio channel is not switched; and
a fourth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a negative odd number, the radio channel is switched,
the second set of conditions including:
a fifth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is positive, the radio channel is not switched; and
a sixth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is negative, the radio channel is switched,
the third set of conditions including:
a seventh condition that when the radio communication system belongs to a first group and the other radio communication system belongs to a second group, the radio channel is switched;
an eighth condition that when the radio communication system belongs to the second group and the other radio communication system belongs to the first group, the radio channel is not switched; and
a ninth condition that when both of the radio communication system and the other radio communication system belong to the second group or both of the radio communication system and the other radio communication system belong to the first group, the processor performs the determination based on the first set of conditions or the second set of conditions;
wherein radio communication systems are classified in advance into a group of the radio communication systems in which a number of times the radio channel is switched is large and a group of the radio communication systems in which a number of times the radio channel is switched is small, the group of the radio communication systems in which the number of times the radio channel is switched is large is referred to as the first group while the group of the radio communication systems in which the number of times the radio channel is switched is small is referred to as the second group.

US Pat. No. 10,075,948

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a sounding reference signal (SRS) request using one downlink control information format (DCI format) of a plurality of DCI formats, each of which is associated with at least one set of SRS parameters that specifies one of a plurality of SRS resources, wherein a set of SRS parameters is at least partially different from other set(s) of SRS parameters, and a first set of SRS parameters for a first DCI format is configured independently of a second set of SRS parameters for a second DCI format; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives the SRS transmitted using an SRS resource specified by a set of SRS parameters associated with said one DCI format.

US Pat. No. 10,072,613

METHODS OF FORMING FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES FOR A ROCKET MOTOR ASSEMBLY, RELATED FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING THE FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES

ORBITAL ATK, INC., Plymo...

11. A rocket motor assembly, comprising:at least one stage comprising:
a vessel containing a propellant structure; and
a moveable thrust nozzle assembly connected to an end of the vessel and comprising:
a fixed housing; and
a flexible assembly coupled to and circumscribing a portion of the fixed housing and comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate overlying the first substrate; and
a lamination comprising an alternating sequence of flexible structures and rigid structures extending between the first substrate and the second substrate, at least one of the flexible structures comprising a substantially homogeneous, cured polysiloxane composition comprising crosslinked polysiloxane chains of at least two different silicone materials.

US Pat. No. 10,072,196

METHOD OF PREPARING GRAPHENE-GRAPHENE FUSED MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARING GRAPHENE-SUBSTRATE COMPOSITE USING THE SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of preparing a graphene-graphene fused material, comprising:(a) forming a plurality of nano graphene-metal composites comprised of nano graphene and a nano metal provided on a surface of the nano graphene for bonding between the nano graphenes;
(b) forming a polydopamine layer on outer surfaces of the nano graphene-metal composites; and
(c) thermally treating the nano graphene-metal composites to prepare a graphene-graphene fused material in which the nano graphene-metal composites are melted and bonded to each other by the nano metal provided on the nano graphene-metal composites,
wherein the graphene-graphene fused material is configured in the form of a single chain in which the plurality of nano graphene-metal composites are sequentially connected, or in the form of a composite chain in which the plurality of nano graphene-metal composites are irregularly connected.

US Pat. No. 10,071,950

USE OF IMMOBILIZED MOLYBDENUM- AND TUNGSTEN-CONTAINING CATALYSTS IN OLEFIN CROSS METATHESIS

1. A method of forming an olefin from a first olefin and a second olefin in a metathesis reaction, comprising step (i):(i) reacting the first olefin with the second olefin in the presence of a silica supported Mo-alkylidene or W-alkylidene catalyst, wherein the catalyst is of formula I

wherein
M is W or Mo;
R1 is H, aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl, or heteroalkyl, optionally substituted, respectively;
R2 and R3 can be the same or different and are alkyl, alkenyl, heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, optionally substituted, respectively, or hydrogen;
R5 is a residue R6—X—, wherein
R6 is alkyl, aryl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, optionally substituted, respectively; (R7, R8, R9)Si; wherein R7, R8, R9 are independently alkyl, alkoxy, phenyl or phenoxy, optionally substituted, respectively; (R10, R11, R12)C, wherein R10, R11, R12 are independently phenyl, alkyl, optionally substituted, respectively;
X?O, S, or NR13, wherein R13 is H; or alkyl or aryl, optionally substituted, respectively; or
R5 is R6—CO—NR13, wherein R6 and NR13 have the meaning as defined above, or wherein R6 and R13 taken together form a carbon chain having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; or
R5 is an optionally substituted 4 to 8 membered N-containing ring, wherein N is linked to M; and
R4 is a residue O—Si(O—)3, and represents silica to which M is linked forming a M-O—Si(O—)3 moiety, and
wherein the first olefin and the second olefin are different from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,071,582

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LABELING VIALS OR AMPOULES STORED AT TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS -200° C

MERIAL INC., Duluth, GA ...

1. A method for applying writings, graphics and/or other markings to frozen vials or ampoules, while maintaining the integrity of the biological material contained therein, comprising the following steps:a. providing a plurality of biological material-filled vials, which are held at about
?70° C. to about ?196° C., and to which blank laser-ablatable labels had previously been applied;
b. loading the plurality of vials into a temperature-controlled marking enclosure, which is substantially filled with dry nitrogen gas to reduce or eliminate the presence of moisture inside the enclosure;
c. conveying the vials beneath marking lasers;
d. applying laser light to the laser-ablatable labels;
e. determining whether the vials have been marked to within required specifications, thereby applying writings, graphics and/or other markings to frozen vials, while maintaining the integrity of the biological material contained therein.

US Pat. No. 10,071,428

HOLDER, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A holder, having a rod shape and comprising:a shank portion located at a rear end of the holder opposite a front end of the holder; and
a head portion located closer to the front end of the holder than the shank portion, wherein
the head portion comprises:
an upper jaw portion and a lower jaw portion located at the front end and facing each other in an opposed manner;
an insert pocket located between the upper jaw portion and the lower jaw portion, the insert pocket configured such that a cutting edge of a cutting insert being mounted in the insert pocket projects from a first side surface of the holder in a direction orthogonal to a central axis;
a first wall surface extending toward a second side surface of the holder, opposite the first side surface, from an end portion of the first side surface on an upper surface of the upper jaw portion, the first wall surface inclined upward as the first wall surface extends toward the second side surface;
a second wall surface located closer to the rear end than the first wall surface and located at the first side surface, the second wall surface inclined upward as the second wall surface extends toward the rear end;
a third wall surface located closer to the rear end than the second wall surface and having a concave shape; and
a fourth wall surface located closer to the rear end than the third wall surface, the fourth wall surface inclined upward as the fourth wall surface extends away from the third wall surface, and
the third wall surface is concave downward from an upper end of the second wall surface, and the fourth wall surface is located above the upper end of the second wall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,071,404

REFUSE TREATMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING SOLID AND LIQUID AND SEPARATING ORGANICS AND INORGANICS

MISSISSIPPI INTERNATIONAL...

1. A refuse treatment method for separating solid and liquid and separating organics and inorganics, comprising the steps of:1) subjecting municipal domestic refuse to a bag-breaking treatment and water washing;
2) performing a further washing treatment on the municipal domestic refuse after the bag-breaking treatment with water to wash off water-soluble organics in the municipal domestic refuse;
3) performing a solid liquid separation treatment on the washed municipal domestic refuse; performing a sorting treatment on separated solid refuse; subjecting separated refuse water to sedimentation with a sedimentation tank; then performing an anaerobic treatment on the refuse water to convert organics in the refuse water to marsh gas; and performing a cleaning treatment on the refused water to obtain a clear water; and
continuing to perform spray washing on the solid refuse in the sorting treatment, subjecting washed-off refuse water to sedimentation with a sedimentation tank, then performing an anaerobic treatment on the refuse water to convert organics in the refuse water to marsh gas, and performing a cleaning treatment on the refused water to obtain a clear water;
4) performing a crushing treatment and then a dehydration treatment on sorted water-insoluble organic refuse obtained from step 3), performing a pyrolysis treatment in a hypoxic state to produce biochar, performing an anaerobic treatment on sewage generated during the dehydration treatment to convert organics in the sewage to marsh gas, and performing a cleaning treatment on the refused water to obtain a clear water;
performing a crushing treatment on the sorted inorganic refuse obtained from step 3), and mixing the crushed inorganic refuse and silt sedimented from the refuse water; and
directly recovering sorted plastics, metals, and batteries from the municipal domestic refuse; and
5) performing a dehydration treatment on marsh gas residue after marsh gas is generated in the refuse water, and performing a pyrolysis treatment on the dehydrated mash gas residue in a hypoxic state to produce biochar; and performing an anaerobic treatment on sewage generated in the dehydration of the marsh gas residue to convert organics in the sewage to marsh gas, and collecting the marsh gas generated in the anaerobic treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,071,368

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST

CATALER CORPORATION, Kak...

1. A wall-flow-type exhaust gas purification catalyst to be placed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion system to purify exhaust gas emitted from the internal combustion system, the exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising:a substrate having a wall-flow structure with an exhaust inlet-side end and an exhaust outlet-side end, the substrate having an entrance cell that is open on the exhaust inlet-side end and an exit cell that is open on the exhaust outlet-side end, separated with a porous partition wall,
a first catalytic layer provided to an internal portion of the partition wall in contact with the entrance cell, having a length L1 from the exhaust inlet-side end in the running direction of the partition wall with L1 being less than the total length Lw of the partition wall in the running direction,
a second catalytic layer provided to an internal portion of the partition wall in contact with the exit cell, having a length L2 from the exhaust outlet-side end in the running direction of the partition wall with L2 being less than the total length Lw of the partition wall in the running direction; wherein
in the internal portion of the partition wall in contact with the entrance cell, near the exhaust outlet-side end, the exhaust gas purification catalyst has a substrate-exposing segment free of the first and second catalytic layers, and
the first catalytic layer has a coating density D1 and the second catalytic layer has a coating density D2 with a D2/D1 ratio value of 1.01 or higher, but 1.4 or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,070,782

ADAPTIVE OPTICAL RETINA IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD

The Institute of Optics a...

1. An adaptive optical retina imaging device, comprising:alight processing unit including:
a plurality of light emitting units configured to emit light;
a plurality of detection unit configured to detect wave front of the light;
an imaging unit configured to implement a con-focal scanning imaging and an optical coherence tomography imaging;
an adaptive optical unit configured to compensate a high-order aberration of human's eyes by a wave front corrector in a primary aberration correction unit based on information about the wave front obtained during the con-focal scanning imaging and an optical coherence tomography imaging by the detection unit of the light processing unit;
a two dimensional scanning unit configured to dimensionally scan the light from the adaptive optical unit and direct the light to the primary aberration correction unit so as to irradiate a light beam for the con-focal scanning imaging and an optical coherence tomography imaging into the human's yes to illustrate the retina;
the primary aberration correction unit comprising a wave front corrector configured to compensate a low-order aberration of human's eyes based on information about the wave front obtained by the detection unit of the light processing unit;
wherein the imaging unit implement imaging based on the detection signal after compensating the high-order aberration and the low-order aberration.

US Pat. No. 10,075,995

OPTIMIZED PROCEDURE FOR USER EQUIPMENT AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processors and one or more memories including a computer program code, wherein the one or more memories and the computer program code are configured with the one or more processors to cause the apparatus to at least:
provide a notification to a core network of a wireless communication network about an autonomous mobility mode of a user equipment of a wireless communication network;
determine that the user equipment of the wireless communication network is in the autonomous mobility mode;
receive an indication from the wireless communication network of a data communication available for the user equipment; and
based on the indication, establish a connection between the user equipment and a network node of the wireless communication network for the data communication,
where the indication from the wireless communication network comprises at least one page directed to a defined paging area associated with multiple cells, and where the defined paging area is a gradually increasing paging area for each successive page of the at least one page.

US Pat. No. 10,072,746

STATOR ASSEMBLY OF HYDROKINETIC TORQUE CONVERTER, AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A stator assembly of a hydrokinetic torque converter, comprising:a stator hub, including a one-way clutch, and having an axis;
a stator belt coaxial to the axis; and
a plurality of stator blades extending radially outwardly between the stator hub and the stator belt, each of the stator blades having a radially inner mounting pin and a radially outer mounting pin;
the stator hub having a plurality of hub slots;
the stator belt having a plurality of belt slots;
the radially inner mounting pin of one of the plurality of the stator blades disposed in one of the hub slots the stator hub and the radially outer mounting pin of one of the plurality of the stator blades disposed in one of the belt slots of the stator belt.

US Pat. No. 10,071,895

HOT FILL PROCESS WITH CLOSURES MADE FROM HIGH DENSITY UNIMODAL POLYETHYLENE

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A process to fill a container, the process comprising: adding a hot liquid to the container through a container opening, sealing the container opening with a closure comprising a unimodal polyethylene composition, and bringing the hot liquid into contact with an interior surface of the closure; wherein the unimodal polyethylene composition has a density from 0.945 to 0.967 g/cm3; a melt index, I2 of from 2.5 to 20.0 g/10 min; a weight average molecular weight (Mw) from 25,000 to 85,000 g/mol; and a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn of from 2.2 to 4.2.

US Pat. No. 10,071,337

INTEGRATION OF STAGED COMPLEMENTARY PSA SYSTEM WITH A POWER PLANT FOR CO2 CAPTURE/UTILIZATION AND N2 PRODUCTION

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for improving power generation efficiency, comprising:generating power by combusting fuel and producing an exhaust gas, wherein the exhaust gas includes nitrogen and carbon dioxide,
passing the exhaust gas into a complementary staged swing adsorption reactor comprising at least one nitrogen adsorbent column, and at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column;
feeding the exhaust gas into at least one of the nitrogen adsorbent column and at least one of the carbon dioxide columns at an exhaust gas feeding pressure;
adsorbing simultaneously:
the nitrogen from the exhaust gas in an adsorption cycle of the at least one nitrogen adsorbent column,
the carbon dioxide from the exhaust gas in an adsorption cycle of the at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column,
depressurizing the one of the at least one nitrogen adsorbent column and the at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column from exhaust gas feeding pressure to a first intermediate pressure;
purging another one of the at least one nitrogen adsorbent column and the at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column while pressurized at a second intermediate pressure;
connecting the at least one nitrogen adsorbent column and the at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column, and
aligning the adsorption cycle of the at least one carbon dioxide adsorbent column with the adsorption cycle of the at least one nitrogen adsorbent column so that the first intermediate pressure and the second intermediate pressure become substantially equal.
US Pat. No. 10,072,299

ANTIBODIES AGAINST EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR) AND USES THEREOF

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A monoclonal antibody which binds EGFR extracellular domain and comprises heavy chain CDR1, CDR2, and CDR3 sequences as set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and light chain CDR1, CDR2, and CDR3 sequences as set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 4, 5 and 6, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,076,027

SUBSTRATE FOR CONNECTION AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., ...

1. A substrate for connection electrically connecting a display panel and a signal processing board which includes a circuit to control the display panel, wherein the display panel is provided with a plurality of the driver circuits to drive the display panel, the plurality of the driver circuits are disposed separately in the display panel, the substrate for connection is integrally formed, the substrate for connection comprises variable parts configured to change a distance between connection blocks in a connection terminal pitch direction, between the connection blocks, connection terminals in the connection blocks, the connection blocks positioned by the variable parts are connected to the plurality of driver circuits which are separately disposed, the substrate for connection does not have an active device disposed thereon, and the connection blocks and the plurality of driver circuits are connected in any one of a first form having the connection blocks which are not connected to the plurality of driver circuit between the connection blocks connected to the plurality of driver circuits in a first distance state in which the distance between the connection blocks is shortened by the variable parts, and a second form in which all the connection blocks are connected to the plurality of the driver circuits in a second distance state in which the distance between the connection blocks is elongated more than the first distance by the variable parts.

US Pat. No. 10,075,999

CONDUCTIVE HEATER HAVING SENSING CAPABILITIES

Gentherm GmbH, Odelzhaus...

1. A device comprising:a) at least one of a heating layer including a heater and a sensing layer including a sensor;
b) a power connection portion configured to receive power provided to the device and a portion configured to sense contact with the device, wherein at least one of the power connection portion and the sensing portion is connected to at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer;
c) a first transistor located between (i) at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer and (ii) a ground, the first transistor having an on state and an off state;
d) a second transistor located between (i) a power source and (ii) at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer, the second transistor having an on state and an off state;
wherein the heating layer and the sensing layer are located within a same plane; and
wherein, when in the on state, the first transistor and the second transistor allow power to pass through the heating layer to turn on the heater and, when in the off state, the first transistor and the second transistor prevent power from passing through the heating layer and the sensing layer from the power source so that a signal is passed through the sensing layer to detect a presence of an occupant;
a first resistor having a first end connected between the first transistor and the second transistor and a second end connected to an output; and
a sensing controller configured to provide the signal when the first transistor and the second transistor are in the off state, wherein the sensing controller provides the signal through the first resistor from the first end to the output such that the signal does not pass through the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,075,974

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, allocates one cluster or a plurality of clusters to a terminal, the plurality of clusters being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, and each cluster being comprised of resource blocks that are consecutive in the frequency domain; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, downlink control information including resource block assignment information that indicates the resource blocks of which the allocated one cluster or the allocated plurality of clusters are comprised,
wherein the downlink control information is transmitted with a downlink control information (DCI) format that is used for scheduling in uplink, the DCI format having a size, which is different according to the number of codewords, the number of layers, or the number of streams and which is same, regardless of a number of clusters allocated to the terminal, for each number of codewords, each number of layers, or each number of streams, the size of the DCI format being a total number of bits included in the DCI format.

US Pat. No. 10,075,946

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor operably coupled to the memory,
wherein the processor, when executing program instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
cause the communication apparatus to monitor Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) candidates in Common Search Space (CSS) and User equipment-specific Search Space (USS), wherein the PDCCH candidates include a first PDCCH candidate in the CSS and a second PDCCH candidate in the USS; and
cause the communication apparatus to select the first PDCCH candidate as PDCCH transmitted from an e-Node B (eNB) if the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate satisfy a first set of conditions,
wherein the first set of conditions includes:
(1) Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) of the first PDCCH candidate and CRC of the second PDCCH candidate are scrambled by a same Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI),
(2) the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate have a same payload size,
(3) the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate have a same first Control Channel Element (CCE) index, and
(4) the communication apparatus is configured with a carrier indicator field.

US Pat. No. 10,074,786

LED WITH SCATTERING FEATURES IN SUBSTRATE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a light-emitting structure, the light-emitting structure including a plurality of semiconductor layers, one or more first contacts, and one or more second contacts that have a higher light reflectance than the first contacts; and
a substrate coupled to the light-emitting structure, the substrate including one or more light-scattering structures that are horizontally aligned with the first contacts and horizontally offset from the second contacts to permit at least some of light that is reflected off the second contacts to travel past the light-scattering structures.

US Pat. No. 10,074,320

SUB-PIXEL REGION SPACER FOR ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

13. A display device, comprising:a first support plate and an opposing second support plate;
a pixel region between the first support plate and the second support plate, the pixel region including a plurality of sub-pixel regions;
a plurality of pixel wall portions over the first support plate, the plurality of pixel wall portions forming a perimeter and defining a surface of a first sub-pixel region of the plurality of sub-pixel regions; and
a sub-pixel region spacer positioned on the surface of the first sub-pixel region, the sub-pixel region spacer including:
a first spacer portion in the first sub-pixel region having a first landing surface extending between the plurality of pixel wall portions forming the perimeter of the first sub-pixel region; and
a second spacer portion extending from the second support plate in the first pixel region and coupled to the first spacer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,073,782

MEMORY UNIT FOR DATA MEMORY REFERENCES OF MULTI-THREADED PROCESSOR WITH INTERLEAVED INTER-THREAD PIPELINE IN EMULATED SHARED MEMORY ARCHITECTURES

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A memory unit for handling data memory references of a multi-threaded processor provided with interleaved inter-thread pipeline in emulated shared memory architectures, the memory unit comprising:a step cache defining associative cache memory array in which data stays valid until the end of an ongoing step of multithreaded execution, said cache memory array incorporating a plurality of cache lines with data fields, each of the plurality of cache lines containing a data field for address tag and a data field thread id of the first thread referring to a data memory location specified by the address tag;
a scratchpad defining a memory buffer configured to store internal data of multioperations, said buffer including a single data field for each thread of the processor,
wherein the memory unit is configured to access the step cache for a cache search and scratchpad for retrieving and/or storing said internal data at different clock cycles and different stages of the interleaved inter-thread pipeline of the multi-threaded processor during multioperation execution involving data memory reference by the multi-threaded processor.

US Pat. No. 10,073,428

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF HOME AUTOMATION ACTIVITY BASED ON USER CHARACTERISTICS

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:receiving, at a television receiver, an input from a user including a set of preferences associated with a home automation system, wherein the set of preferences includes a weight associated with a first home automation device in a first location and a weight associated with a second home automation device in a second location;
generating, by the television receiver, a user profile using the set of preferences, wherein the user profile includes settings associated with a user and the home automation system, and wherein the profile includes home automation settings associated with the first home automation device and home automation settings associated with the second home automation device;
communicating, by the television receiver, with the first home automation device to determine that a mobile device associated with the user is located in the first location;
transmitting, by the television receiver, the user profile to the mobile device associated with the user, wherein when the user profile is received, the mobile device communicates with the first home automation device to apply, using the weight associated with the first home automation device and the weight associated with the second home automation device, the home automation settings associated with the first home automation device to the first home automation device;
determining, by the second home automation device, that the mobile device has moved from the first location to the second location using data collected by the second home automation device;
determining, at the television receiver, that the mobile device has been at the second location for a period of time;
determining, by the television receiver, that the period of time exceeds a predetermined threshold period of time;
automatically determining, using the data collected by the second home automation device, an updated weight associated with the first home automation device, an updated weight associated with the second home automation device, and an updated threshold period of time, wherein the data collected by the second home automation device is associated with one or more actions taken by the user in the second location; and
in response to determining that the period of time exceeds the updated threshold period of time, applying, using the updated weight associated with the first home automation device and the updated weight associated with the second home automation device, the home automation settings associated with the second home automation device to the second home automation device.

US Pat. No. 10,072,409

BACKFLOW PREVENTION APPARATUS

TLV CO., LTD., Hyogo (JP...

1. A backflow prevention apparatus installed at a wastewater drainage system that extends in a vertical direction, the backflow prevention apparatus being provided with:a check valve and a float-type backflow prevention valve, these being installed in this order from an upstream location in the wastewater drainage system;
wherein the check valve comprises
a valve seat that is open in a vertical direction;
a valve member that is disposed below the valve seat, that closes the valve at the valve seat as a result of being made to come in contact with the valve seat due to an upwardly directed restoring force, and that opens the valve at the valve seat as a result of being made to fall when the restoring force is overcome by a hydraulic head of wastewater at a location upstream therefrom; and
a restoring force exerting member that exerts the upwardly directed restoring force on the valve member; and
wherein the float-type backflow prevention valve is disposed below the check valve and comprises
an annular valve seat that is open in a vertical direction;
a float that is disposed so as to be capable of movement in a vertical direction below the annular valve seat, that rises in accompaniment to a rise in a water level of wastewater and closes the opening at the annular valve seat to close the valve at the annular valve seat, and that falls in accompaniment to a fall in a water level of wastewater and opens the opening at the annular valve seat to open the valve at the annular valve seat;
a guide member that guides rising and falling movement of the float; and
a constraining member that constrains a lowermost position of the float,
the guide member includes a plurality of guide rods extending in the vertical direction and being disposed around the float, and
the constraining member is a base extending in a horizontal direction, inserted in bottom end portions of the guide rods to be supported by nuts, and includes a plurality of through-holes to thereby allow wastewater to pass therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,071,969

METHODS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF ACTIVATED ETHYLFUMARATES AND THEIR USE AS INTERMEDIATES

MannKind Corporation, We...

1. A method of preparing a diketopiperazine of Formula I comprising:
mixing 4-nitrophenol, an inorganic metallic base, and ethyl fumaryl chloride in an organic solvent to produce a monoethyl fumarate ester;
adding an aminoalkyl-diketopiperazine according to the following formula:

wherein n=1-7, to form a reaction mixture;
wherein the mono-ethyl fumarate ester is reacted with the aminoalkyl-diketopiperazine in situ without purification.

US Pat. No. 10,071,966

DRUG FOR INHIBITING AGGREGATION OF PROTEINS INVOLVED IN DISEASES LINKED TO PROTEIN AGGREGATION AND/OR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

LUDWIG-MAXIMALIANS-UNIVER...

1. A method of treating a disease of protein aggregation in a subject comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound represented by formula (E),
wherein
the ring D is directionally selected from the following structures:

wherein
R8 and R9 are independently selected from hydrogen; C1-4 alkyl; —C1-4 alkylene-halogen; —C1-4 alkylene-OH; —C1-4 alkylene-C1-4 alkoxy; —C(O)—C1-4 alkyl; and C6-10 aryl, wherein the aryl ring can be optionally substituted by C1-4 alkyl or halogen;
Hal is selected from F, Cl, Br, and I;
RE5 and RE6 are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-6 alkyl;
RE7 and RE8 are independently H or F;
RE9 and RE10 are independently H or F;
n is 1 to 3;
RE3 is a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group;
m is 0 to 2;
RE4 is a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group;
p is 0 to 2;
wherein
(i) RE1 and RE2 are attached to adjacent carbon atoms and RE1 and RE2 together form a structure -T-(CRE7RE8)n—V—, wherein T is selected from CRE9RE10m NH and O and V is selected from CRE9R10, NH and O, as well as corresponding structures in which a double bond is present;
(ii) RE is —NRE5RE6 and is attached in para-position compared to the carbon atom which binds the phenyl ring to ring D and RE2 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, and —NRE5RE6; or
(iii) RE1 and RE2 are independently selected from C1-6 alkoxy and hydroxy and are attached meta and para compared to the carbon atom which binds the phenyl ring to ring D;
as well as an ester, solvate or salt of the compound represented by formula (E); wherein the disease of protein aggregation is selected from the group consisting of scrapie, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, multiple system atrophy, dementia with Lewy bodies, and type II diabetes.