US Pat. No. 10,088,454

SPEED OF SOUND AND/OR DENSITY MEASUREMENT USING ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. Apparatus comprising:a transducer apparatus or device that includes:
a piston arranged in a rigid stationary wall, the piston arranged to be in contact with a process medium in a container or piping, and
a motion-sensing transducer having
a linear coil configured to respond to linear coil actuator signaling and vibrate harmonically the piston in contact with the process medium, and
a linear actuator or processor configured to provide the linear coil actuator signaling to vibrate the piston, measure a velocity, acceleration or displacement of the piston, and provide signaling containing information about a sensed radiation impedance of the piston that includes information about the velocity, acceleration or displacement of the piston being measure and a force required to drive the piston being measured; and
a signal processor or signal processing module configured at least to:
receive the signaling containing information about a sensed radiation impedance of the piston; and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about a speed of sound or density measurement related to the process medium, based at least partly on the signaling containing information about a sensed radiation impedance of the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,085,969

SORTILIN BINDING COMPOUNDS, FORMULATIONS, AND USES THEREOF

University of South Flori...

1. A method comprising:contacting sortilin or an analogue thereof with an amount of a compound having a structure according to Formula 2A

US Pat. No. 10,091,920

SURFACE MOUNT DEVICE FOR CONTROL OF HOLDING AND MOVING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IN THE PRIORITY ORDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board work device comprising:a conveyance section that conveys boards on which multiple board works are performed, the conveyance section including a first lane and a second lane in which the boards are conveyed;
a work section that performs the board works on the board, the work section including a head holding body that exchangeably holds multiple types of heads, the head holding body only holding one head at a time depending on the board work to be performed;
a moving device which moves the head holding body; and
a controller configured to
acquire a corresponding relationship between the types of heads and each of the multiple board works to be performed for each of the boards;
acquire a priority order between at least two of the board works from the multiple board works within the same board;
set one of the first lane and the second lane as a work lane; and
control the work section and the moving device,
wherein, when performing the board work based on the acquired corresponding relationship, in a case in which there is no board work capable of being performed on the board being conveyed in the work lane using the head currently being held by the head holding body while maintaining the priority order, and there is board work capable of being performed on the board being conveyed in the other lane using the head currently being held by the head holding body while maintaining the priority order, the controller is configured to set the other one of the first lane and the second lane as the work lane and perform the board work in the updated work lane without exchanging the head currently being held, and
wherein the board work is only performed in the work lane.

US Pat. No. 10,091,916

FABRICATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH CARBON NANOTUBES AND GRAPHENE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for forming a ceramic matrix composite structure, the method comprising:providing a mixture of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and silicon carbon nitride;
heating the mixture to bond the carbon nanotubes and the graphene; and
sintering the silicon carbon nitride in the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,091,893

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING REDUCED LIGHT LEAKAGE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a bottom chassis;
a flange protruding from an edge of the bottom chassis;
a supporting frame disposed along a portion of the edge of the bottom chassis;
a double-sided adhesive tape having a first adhesive side and a second adhesive side opposite to the first adhesive side, wherein the first adhesive side is adhered to the supporting frame;
a display panel disposed on the bottom chassis and adhered to the second adhesive side of the double-sided adhesive tape; and
a light source unit configured to provide light to the display panel,
wherein the double-sided adhesive tape is adhered to a first portion of the supporting frame and the double-sided adhesive tape is absent from a second portion of the supporting frame,
wherein the second portion of the supporting frame is disposed alongside the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,091,914

FAN CONTROL DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A fan control device for controlling an air cooling fan that directs outside air into an electrical apparatus, the fan control device comprising:a rotation number deciding unit configured to decide a rotation number of the air cooling fan based on a result of detection by an intake air temperature sensor detecting an intake air temperature;
a determining unit configured to perform a determination whether an amount of change of the intake air temperature during a predetermined period is equal to or greater than a first threshold amount of change of the intake air temperature during the predetermined period, the determination based on the result of detection by the intake air temperature sensor; and
a controlling unit configured, in a case in which the determining unit determines that the amount of change is equal to or greater than the first threshold amount of change of the intake air temperature, to correct the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit, based on the result of detection by the intake air temperature sensor and a result of detection by an intake air humidity sensor detecting an intake air humidity, and causing the air cooling fan to rotate at the corrected rotation number,
wherein the controlling unit is further configured, after correcting the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit so as to decrease the rotation number, to gradually increase the rotation number of the air cooling fan until the rotation number of the air cooling fan becomes the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit.

US Pat. No. 10,091,919

APPARATUS FOR SECURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON A CARRIER DURING TRANSPORTATION

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. An apparatus for securing electronic devices on a carrier that stores electronic devices during transportation of the electronic devices on the carrier, the apparatus comprising:a guiding track configured to guide motion of the carrier when the carrier receives electronic devices for storage; and
a magnetic track fixedly located adjacent to the guiding track, and the magnetic track is configured to attract the electronic devices onto the carrier with a magnetic attraction force when the carrier is located between the electronic devices and the magnetic track;
wherein the magnetic track is separate from the carrier and comprises a support surface facing the carrier,
wherein the support surface has a smaller width than a width of a portion of the magnetic track that is spaced from the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,091,860

SWITCH DISCRIMINATING TOUCHLESS LIGHTSWITCH

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor and from at least two sensors, a signal indicative of a gesture, wherein the at least two sensors include a first sensor and a second sensor, the first sensor is directly connected to a multi-gang switch box comprising a plurality of switches, and the second sensor is directly connected to a switch of the plurality of switches;
determining, by the processor, at least one of the plurality of switches the gesture is directed toward;
causing, by the processor, an indicator to produce an indication that identifies the at least one of the plurality of switches to which the gesture is directed;
determining, by the processor, a state change for the at least one of the plurality of switches based on the gesture; and
causing, by the processor, the at least one of the plurality of switches to be adjusted according to the state change.

US Pat. No. 10,091,890

PROCESS OF PRODUCING A COMPONENT AND APPARATUS THAT PRODUCES A COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A process of producing a component comprising:providing a substrate having an electrically conductive surface in the form of an electrically conductive layer;
subdividing the layer with the aid of a scratching process into a first electrically autonomous region and a second electrically autonomous region, wherein an electrically insulating region is formed in the electrically conductive layer to electrically separate the electrically autonomous regions;
forming an electrical potential difference between the first electrically autonomous region and the second electrically autonomous region; and
applying an electrically charged substance or an electrically charged substance mixture onto the first electrically autonomous region and/or the second electrically autonomous region,
wherein the electrically autonomous region and/or an amount of the applied electrically charged substance or of the electrically charged substance mixture are adjusted by the electrical potential difference.

US Pat. No. 10,091,910

SECURING MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SAME

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A securing mechanism adapted to be mounted onto a base beside a heat source for attaching a heat dissipation element onto the heat source, the securing mechanism comprising:a first fixing part;
a second fixing part; and
a first arm and a second arm connected with the first fixing part and the second fixing part, wherein a first bent structure is protruded from the first arm and extends toward the second arm, a second bent structure is protruded from the second arm and extends toward the first arm, and the first bent structure and the second bent structure connect or overlap with each other between the first arm and the second arm to define a force-receiving surface collaboratively,
wherein when the first fixing part and the second fixing part are mounted to the base, the heat dissipation element is pressed by the force-receiving surface collaboratively defined by the first bent structure and the second bent structure to be attached onto the heat source.

US Pat. No. 10,091,906

OFF-CENTER COMPONENT RACKING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An offset rack, comprising:a cabinet having a front opening of width W;
a first mounting pole and a second mounting pole located parallel to each other at the front opening to facilitate receipt and hold a plurality of rack components;
wherein the second mounting pole is L-shaped;
wherein the first and second mounting poles have a spacing of x inches or centimeters from each other, with a mid-point of the spacing being offset from a mid-point of width W;
wherein the mounting poles are disposed between a first side and a second side of the cabinet, the first side and the second side parallel to each other and perpendicular to the front opening;
wherein the first and second mounting poles define a first mounting space to receive a first subset of the rack components to be coupled to the first and second mounting poles to support the first subset of the rack components in a first orientation;
wherein the second mounting pole and the first side define a second mounting space to receive a second subset of the rack components to be coupled to the second mounting pole to support the second subset of the rack components in a second orientation that differs from the first orientation;
wherein a first side of the second mounting pole is to support the first subset of rack components and a second side of the second mounting pole opposite the first side is to support the second subset of rack components; and
wherein the rack components have a selected one of: 1U, 2U, 3U, or 4U format.

US Pat. No. 10,091,884

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH A REINFORCING MEMBER FOR IMPROVED DURABILITY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a printed circuit board under the display panel and having one surface on which a driving chip is mounted;
a flexible printed circuit board attached to one end of the display panel and bent toward a rear surface of the display panel and attached to the printed circuit board; a first reinforcing member between the display panel and the printed circuit board; and
a second reinforcing member under the printed circuit board configured to face the printed circuit board having the driving chip therebetween, the second reinforcing member having a recessed groove in one surface facing the driving chip and the driving chip being in the recessed groove, wherein the second reinforcing member comprises: a light-shielding layer; and a cushion layer between the light-shielding layer and the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,091,875

INK COMPOSITION FOR LIGHT SINTERING, WIRING BOARD USING SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. An ink composition for light sintering, comprising:copper oxide nanoparticles having copper oxide films on surfaces of copper nanoparticles;
a reducing agent for forming copper nanoparticles by reducing copper oxidized by light irradiation comprising (i) an aldehyde-based compound, (ii) an acid comprising ascorbic acid, (iii) a phosphorous compound, (iv) a metallic reducing agent, (v) p-benzoquinone, (vi) hydroquinone, or (vii) anthraquinone;
a dispersing agent;
a binder;
a solvent; and
silver oxide;
wherein a composition ratio of the silver oxide: the copper oxide nanoparticles is 0.1: 9.9 to 4:6.

US Pat. No. 10,091,905

DUAL-ACTION STORAGE MEDIA CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A dual-action storage media chassis structure, comprising: a chassis including: a partition corridor defined by two inner slide walls longitudinally extending in the chassis; two storage spaces and two chain storage spaces symmetrically disposed on both sides of the partition corridor, respectively; and a central back storage space located between the chain storage spaces for accommodating a third-type of electronic component having a third operating temperature; two storage media modules accommodated respectively in the two storage spaces, each storage media module including: a tray frame, each tray frame including a top access opening, each tray frame for accommodating a second-type of electronic component having a second operating temperature in a back portion of the tray frame and for accommodating a first-type of electronic component having a first operating temperature in a front portion of the tray frame; and an extension having guiding structures extended along a side opposite to the corresponding inner side wall and connected to a chain structure formed by hollow passages; a cable is connected to the third type of electronic component through the guiding structures and the hollow passages and received in the chain storage space; two dual-action slide assemblies, each dual-action slide assembly including: o a corresponding one of the two inner slide walls and a respective inner slide panel longitudinally extending in the chassis and attached to the respective tray frame, the corresponding one of the two inner slide walls adapted for slideably receiving the respective inner slide panel; each dual-action slide assembly for longitudinally and slideably moving the respective tray frame between a received position, a first withdrawn position and a second withdrawn position; the front portion of a given tray frame, the back portion of the given tray frame and the central back storage space being disposed longitudinally sequentially in the dual-action storage media chassis structure from the front end thereof to a back end thereof, such that the second operating temperature is superior to the first operating temperature, and the third operating temperature is superior to the second operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,091,898

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a housing in which a power module is mounted;
a multi-phase output bus-bar having one end electrically connected to the power module and a remaining end penetrating the housing so as to be directly exposed to an outside; and a fixture,
the housing further including: a housing main body having an accommodation space with an open top side, the power module being provided in the accommodation space; and a cover for covering the open top side of the housing main body, the multi-phase output bus-bar penetrating the cover,
wherein the fixture is accommodated within the housing main body, the fixture serving to fix the multi-phase output bus-bar,
the fixture further having an upper end configured to be press-fitted into and fixed to a lower surface of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,091,885

ELECTRICAL POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An electrical power conversion system for converting a high voltage (HV) from a HV electrical power supply to a low voltage, the electrical power conversion system comprising:at least one power converter; and
at least one RC network including a plurality of resistive components and a plurality of capacitive components electrically connected in series, wherein the at least one RC network is in series connection with the at least one power converter, and the at least one RC network and at least one power converter are arranged to be connected across a line potential of the HV electrical power supply, wherein the at least one power converter includes a rectifier to rectify a current flowing through the at least one RC network.

US Pat. No. 10,087,654

CYLINDER LOCK

ASSA ABLOY Access and Egr...

1. A lock assembly comprising:a lock body comprising a bore defining an inner surface and a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal groove extending along at least a portion of the inner surface;
a cylinder plug rotatably disposed in the bore of the lock body and defining a keyway and a plurality of longitudinally spaced chambers extending from an outer surface of the cylinder plug and opening into the keyway, and a longitudinal slot in the outer surface of the cylinder plug and opening into the plurality of longitudinally spaced chambers;
a first pin disposed in at least one of the plurality of longitudinally spaced chambers for rotational movement about its axis relative to the cylinder plug between a first orientation and a second orientation, the first pin comprising a first body defining a longitudinal slot, and a second pin disposed in at least another one of the plurality of longitudinally spaced chambers for reciprocal movement along its axis relative to the cylinder plug between a first orientation and a second orientation, the second pin comprising a second body defining a circumferential groove;
an elongated spring member comprising fingers engaging the first pin and the second pin, the elongated spring member further comprising a body member supporting the fingers, the body member being held between the cylinder plug and the lock body such that the fingers are maintained in engagement with the first pin and the second pin to retain the first pin and the second pin in the plurality of chambers and to bias the first pin and the second pin towards the keyway;
a locking bar disposed in the longitudinal slot in the cylinder plug for movement between a first position where the locking bar is received in the longitudinal groove and a second position where the locking bar is removed from the longitudinal groove, the locking bar comprising a first lug engageable with the first body of the first pin when the first pin is in the first orientation and a second lug engageable with the second body of the second pin when the second pin is in the first orientation to prevent the locking bar from moving from the first position to the second position, and the first lug engageable with the longitudinal slot of the first pin when the first pin is in the second orientation and the second lug engageable with the circumferential groove of the second pin when the second pin is in the second orientation to allow the locking bar to move from the first position to the second position;
a spring for biasing the locking bar to the first position;
wherein upon insertion of a proper key in the keyway the first pin is rotated about its axis between the first orientation and the second orientation and the second pin is reciprocated along its axis between the first orientation and the second orientation such that rotation of the key rotates the cylinder plug relative to the lock body and the locking bar cams against the longitudinal groove in the lock body to move the locking bar from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,091,907

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a machine body, comprising:
a casing, having a first hole and a second hole;
a heat transfer plate, disposed in the casing and thermally coupled to a heat generating component; and
a heat dissipation fin set, disposed in the casing and thermally coupled to the heat transfer plate, wherein the heat dissipation fin set comprises a plurality of heat dissipation fins arranged in parallel, at least one of the heat dissipation fins comprises a body portion and a diversion portion extending from the body portion, and the diversion portion is aligned with the first hole and the second hole; and
a docking station, comprising:
a body, having a third hole; and
a fan, disposed in the body, wherein when the machine body and the docking station are assembled, the third hole is aligned to the first hole, an air flow generated by the fan during operation flows out of the body via the third hole and flows into the casing via the first hole, and the air flow is divided into a first flow flowing away from the second hole and a second flow flowing toward the second hole by the diversion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,088,226

AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN SYSTEMS FOR REFRIGERATED CARGO CONTAINERS

DoubleDay Acquisitions LL...

1. An automatic shutdown system for a refrigerated cargo container, the system comprising:(a) a cargo container comprising a refrigeration system, wherein the refrigeration system comprises at least one exhaust fan; and
(b) a first sensor selected from the group of: an accelerometer; a frequency sensor; an electrical signal noise sensor; a transponder signal receiver; and combinations thereof;
wherein the first sensor is communicably attached to a controller which is communicably attached to the refrigeration system, and the controller is arranged to automatically stop or restrict airflow from the exhaust fan of the refrigeration system;
wherein the controller is configured to automatically stop or restrict airflow from at least one exhaust fan in response to the detection of air transit by the first sensor; and wherein air transit is selected from the phases of: bringing the refrigerated cargo container to the airport; loading the refrigerated cargo container onto an airplane; airplane takeoff; flight; airplane landing; offloading of the refrigerated cargo container from an airplane; and removing the refrigerated cargo container from the airport.

US Pat. No. 10,091,909

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COOLING A HEAT GENERATING COMPONENT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A cooling arrangement, comprising:a heat spreader comprising a first surface, a second surface, at least one heat absorption chamber and at least one heat dissipation chamber, the at least one heat absorption chamber being in thermal contact with the first surface and the at least one heat dissipation chamber being in thermal contact with the second surface and hydraulically coupled to the at least one heat absorption chamber;
at least one heat generating component arranged in thermal contact with the first surface of the heat spreader;
a cooling fluid, filling at least part of the heat absorption chamber and the heat dissipation chamber;
at least one actuator for driving the cooling fluid; and
a controller for generating at least one control signal for the at least one actuator, such that the cooling fluid can be driven through the at least one heat absorption chamber using a plurality of flow patterns;
wherein the heat spreader comprises a plurality of regions and associated temperature sensors, the plurality of temperature sensors are coupled to the controller, and the controller programmed to identify at least one cold region of the heat spreader, the at least one cold region being characterized in that it has a temperature below an average temperature of the plurality of regions, and the controller is further programmed to generate at least one control signal based on the at least one identified cold region, such that the flow of cooling fluid is sourced from the at least one cold region in at least one flow pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,091,873

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board that includes:
a multilayer lamination of one or more ground layers, one or more power layers, and a plurality of signal layers;
a plurality of vias that are located on a first surface of the printed circuit board; and
a plurality of bonding pads that couple a ball grid array of an integrated circuit package to the one or more ground layers, the one or more power layers, and the plurality of signal layers through the plurality of vias, wherein the plurality of bonding pads includes:
first bonding pads that are arranged in a first area of the printed circuit board and that are configured to transfer multiple pairs of first differential signals between the printed circuit board and the integrated circuit package, each of the first bonding pads being coupled to a via of the plurality of vias in the first area,
second bonding pads that are arranged in a second area of the printed circuit board and that are configured to transfer multiple pairs of second differential signals between the printed circuit board and the integrated circuit package, each of the second bonding pads being coupled to a via of the plurality of vias in the second area, and
third bonding pads that are arranged in a third area of the printed circuit board and that couple the integrated circuit package to ground of the printed circuit board, each of the third bonding pads being coupled to two or more vias of the plurality of vias in the third area,
wherein the third area is located between the first area and the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,091,801

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OF D2D SIGNAL

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A transmission (Tx) user equipment (UE) to execute a device-to-device (D2D) communication with a reception (Rx) UE, the Tx UE comprising:a wireless transceiver configured to:
receive resource assignment information transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB), the resource assignment information being associated with a D2D discovery signal to be transmitted in a discovery period; and
transmit a D2D discovery signal to a Rx UE; and
one or more processors configured to:
determine that a D2D discovery signal associated with a first discovery type and a D2D discovery signal associated with a second discovery type are to be transmitted in a first subframe included in the discovery period; and
in the first subframe, transmit the D2D discovery signal associated with the second discovery type and drop the D2D discovery signal associated with the first discovery type,
wherein the one or more processor is configured to drop a D2D control signal transmission in response to determining that a D2D discovery signal and the D2D control signal are to be transmitted in a second subframe, and
wherein in the second subframe, the wireless transceiver is configured to transmit the D2D discovery signal without transmitting the D2D control signal, wherein the second subframe is included in the discovery period.

US Pat. No. 10,088,631

OPTICAL MODULE PACKAGE

CLOUD LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LI...

1. An optical module package in which an optical waveguide device formed with an optical waveguide and an optical fiber are accommodated in a housing, the housing comprising:a first case which a fiber unit is accommodated, the fiber unit is constituted by connecting the optical fiber with the optical waveguide device; and
a second case which covers the first case;
wherein the first case has a case bottom-part formed along the length direction of the fiber unit, a bottom convex-part being formed on the case bottom-part so as to project toward inside direction of the first case, and an elastic support part made of an elastic member and covering the bottom convex-part, the elastic support part being unified with the bottom convex-part by filling material into an area underneath the bottom convex-part,
wherein the optical waveguide device is supported by the elastic support part and the optical fiber is arranged at a position from the elastic support part.

US Pat. No. 10,091,888

LARGE-SCALE RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONICS USING LOW COST NANOPARTICLE INK PRINTING METHOD

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A method of manufacturing electronics using a nanoparticle ink printing method, comprising:synthesizing a phase change material (PCM) ink composition using hot injection to develop nanoparticles of the PCM;
suspending the nanoparticles with a solvent; and
printing a reconfigurable component using the PCM ink composition in additive manufacturing.

US Pat. No. 10,088,613

PHOTOCHROMIC FILTER-BASED IMAGING SYSTEM

Weld Camera, LLC, Saugus...

1. An imaging system for sensing light in an area of high optical contrast, the imaging system comprising:a photochromic filter;
at least one optical lens oriented to direct light from the area of high optical contrast to the photochromic filter;
a photochromic activating light source oriented to project light onto the photochromic filter;
an image sensor comprising a shutter, wherein the image sensor is oriented to receive light that passes through the photochromic filter; and
a controller configured to synchronize the photochromic activating light source with the image sensor whereby the photochromic activating light source is turned off when the shutter is open and the image sensor is sensing.

US Pat. No. 10,089,645

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUPON DISPENSING BASED ON MEDIA CONTENT VIEWING

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

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a set top box, a live stream of media content;
receiving, by the set top box, advertising information that identifies a type of product and a location where an electronic coupon is redeemable, the electronic coupon enabling purchase at a reduced price of the type of product;
receiving, by set top box, content information that identifies one or more segments of the media content in which the type of product is displayed;
receiving, by the set top box, information identifying a location of a user associated with the set top box;
determining, by the set top box, whether a distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is less than or equal to a predetermined distance;
outputting, by the set to box, a live viewing stream that is live streaming video from the set top box to a television;
executing software, by the set top box, that monitors the live viewing stream as compared to the received live stream;
outputting, by the set top box, to the television an electronic link to the electronic coupon whenever the type of product is displayed by the television based on the outputting of the live viewing stream using the content information identifying the one or more segments of the media content, if the distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is determined to be less than or equal to the predetermined distance and the software determines, by monitoring the live viewing stream as compared to the received live stream, that the live viewing stream is output from the set top box to the television within less than a threshold time after the live stream of media content is received by the set top box;
receiving, by the top box set, an input from a remote control of the set top box;
when the input from the remote control corresponds to a selection of the electronic link, sending, by the set top box, the electronic coupon to a mobile device linked to the set top box, the mobile device being different from the set top box; and
concluding, by set top box, the receiving of the media content without displaying the electronic link to the electronic coupon if the distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is not determined to be less than or equal to the predetermined distance and the software determines the live viewing stream is not output from the set top box within less than the threshold time after the live stream of media content is received by the set top box.

US Pat. No. 10,091,917

TRANSPARENT EMI SHIELDING/ABSORBING FILM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A transparent EMI shielding/absorbing film comprising:a transparent substrate having a top surface on which a pattern having a plurality of engraved grooves is disposed;
a conductive layer disposed in the grooves; and
a conductive nanowire layer disposed on the top surface of the transparent substrate and electrically connected with the conductive layer,
wherein the conductive layer is arranged so that a first layer formed of a conductive material for shielding and absorbing electromagnetic waves and a second layer formed of conductive nanowires are alternately disposed at least once.

US Pat. No. 10,091,236

METHODS APPARATUSES, AND STORAGE MEDIUMS FOR ACQUIRING LEGITIMATE INSTALLATION PACKAGES

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a terminal comprising a processor, characteristic information of a first installation package, the characteristic information uniquely identifying codes of the first installation package;
sending, by the terminal, the characteristic information to an authentication server, the characteristic information triggering the authentication server to feed back to the terminal a differential package corresponding to the characteristic information when the authentication server determines that the first installation package is an illegitimate installation package based on the characteristic information;
receiving, by the terminal, the differential package fed back by the authentication server, the differential package including a difference between the illegitimate installation package and a legitimate installation package corresponding to the illegitimate installation package; and
combining, by the terminal, the differential package with the first installation package to obtain the legitimate installation package;
acquiring characteristic information of a second installation package, when determining that the second installation package is an illegitimate installation package; and
sending reporting information to the authentication server, the reporting information triggering the authentication server to increment a number of times of reporting the second installation package corresponding to the characteristic information and to determine the second installation package corresponding to the characteristic information as an illegitimate installation package when the number of times of reporting is greater than a predetermined reporting threshold,
wherein the reporting information comprises the characteristic information, an identifier of the second installation package, and a download address of the second installation package, the download address triggering the authentication server to download the second installation package using the download address and generate a differential package using the downloaded second installation package and a legitimate installation package corresponding to the second installation package when determining the second installation package as an illegitimate installation package.

US Pat. No. 10,090,570

WAVEGUIDE BEND ASSEMBLY HAVING WAVEGUIDE FLANGES WITH CAVITY PORTIONS THEREIN FOR ATTACHING THE WAVEGUIDE BEND TO STRAIGHT WAVEGUIDES

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A waveguide, comprising:a waveguide bend portion including a first bend-portion open end and a second bend-portion open end;
a first attachable flange coupled to the waveguide bend portion at the first bend-portion open end, the first attachable flange including a first flange open portion aligned with the first bend-portion open end, the first attachable flange further including at least one first flange attachment point configured to be mechanically fastened by at least one first fastener to a first waveguide straight portion, the first waveguide straight portion having a first straight-portion open end, the first flange open portion including a first cavity portion configured to receive at least a portion of the first straight portion and to align the first straight portion at the first straight-portion open end with the first flange open end, the first waveguide straight portion including at least one first longitudinal feature disposed on a first surface of the first waveguide straight portion, the at least one first longitudinal feature including at least one first straight-portion attachment point, the first attachable flange including at least one second cavity portion configured to receive a portion of the at least one first longitudinal feature, the at least one first fastener configured to cooperate with the at least one first straight-portion attachment point to mechanically fasten the first waveguide straight portion to the first attachable flange; and
a second attachable flange coupled to the waveguide bend portion at the second bend-portion open end, the second attachable flange including a second flange open portion aligned with the second bend-portion open end, the second attachable flange further including at least one second flange attachment point configured to be mechanically fastened by at least one second fastener to a second waveguide straight portion, the second waveguide straight portion having a second straight-portion open end, the second flange open portion including a third cavity portion configured to receive at least a portion of the second straight portion and to align the second straight portion at the second straight-portion open end with the second flange open end, the second waveguide straight portion including at least one second longitudinal feature disposed on a second surface of the second waveguide straight portion, the at least one second longitudinal feature including at least one second straight-portion attachment point, the second attachable flange including at least one fourth cavity portion configured to receive a portion of the at least one second longitudinal feature, the at least one second fastener configured to cooperate with the at least one second straight-portion attachment point to mechanically fasten the second waveguide straight portion to the second attachable flange.

US Pat. No. 10,089,268

NETWORK SUBSCRIBER

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A network subscriber comprising:a plurality of individual functional units, each individual functional unit comprising an application interface,
at least a shared functional unit,
a first interface for establishing a physical connection, and
a second interface for establishing a further physical connection,
wherein the shared functional unit comprises a packet-processing unit,
the packet-processing unit being connected to the plurality of individual functional units to forward data packets received via any of the first and the second interface to the individual functional units and to send out data packets generated and/or modified by the individual functional units via the any of the first and the second interfaces,
the packet-processing unit at least partially processing or pre-processing the data packets to establish the physical connections.

US Pat. No. 10,091,840

ELECTRICALLY-HEATED WINDOW SHEET MATERIAL

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electrically-heated window sheet material, comprising:a transparent conductive film configured to generate heat and having a frequency selective surface that transmits horizontally polarized electromagnetic waves; and
a plurality of bus bars positioned to supply electricity to the transparent conductive film,
wherein the plurality of bus bars includes a left bus bar connected to a left edge of the transparent conductive film, and a right bus bar connected to a right edge of the transparent conductive film, the transparent conductive film includes a band-shaped first region interposed between the left bus bar and the right bus bar, a band-shaped second region interposed between the left bus bar and the right bus bar, and a plurality of openings formed in the band-shaped first region, the plurality of openings is formed in the transparent conductive film such that a current flowing in the band-shaped first region from one of the left and right bus bars to the other one of the left and right bus bars is bypassed by the openings and that the plurality of openings includes a plurality of vertical openings each having a vertical dimension and forming the frequency selective surface in the band-shaped first region of the transparent conductive film, and the transparent conductive film is formed such that the band-shaped second region does not have the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,090,907

ANTENNA SWITCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An antenna switching system, comprising:a radio-frequency transceiver circuit;
a primary antenna connected to the radio-frequency transceiver circuit;
a switch circuit; and
a parasitic antenna connected to the radio-frequency transceiver circuit through the switch circuit;
wherein, the switch circuit is configured to:
connect, in response to receiving a switching instruction from a modem of a mobile terminal, the parasitic antenna specified by the switching instruction, for the parasitic antenna to communicate a second radio-frequency signal on a second channel at a same time that the primary antenna is communicating a first radio-frequency signal on a first channel, wherein a frequency band of the second radio-frequency signal is different from the frequency band of the first radio-frequency signal, and wherein the switching instruction indicates a requirement that the second channel be aggregated with the first channel; and
cut off, in response to receiving a primary antenna transceiver instruction from the modem indicating that the parasitic antenna is not being used to communicate the second radio-frequency signal, a connection between the parasitic antenna and the radio-frequency transceiver circuit, and ground the parasitic antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,089,313

CONVERSION OF DATA INTEGRATION SYSTEM FILES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system, comprising:a memory operable to store data associated with at a least one data integration system; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the processor is operable to:
identify a first data integration system that uses a first operating system;
identify a first file format associated with data for the first data integration system, wherein the first file format is specific to the first operating system;
identify a second data integration system that that uses a second operating system, wherein the first operating system is different than the second operating system;
identify a second file format associated with data for the second data integration system, wherein the second file format is specific to the second operating system;
determine a plurality of differences between the first data integration system and the second data integration system, wherein the plurality of differences comprises:
format differences between the first file format and the second file format; and
operation differences between the first data integration system and the second data integration system;
determine a set of transformation rules, based at least in part on at least one of the plurality of differences, wherein the set of transformation rules describe how to convert data from the first file format to the second file format;
create a conversion algorithm, based at least in part on the set of transformation rules;
execute the conversion algorithm to convert a set of files associated with the first data integration system to a corresponding set of files associated with the second data integration system, wherein converting the set of files associated with the first data integration system comprises:
parsing the set of files associated with the first data integration system into a plurality of source tokens;
identifying source tokens from among the plurality of source tokens to convert to a target token;
converting the identified source tokens into target tokens;
sending the target tokens to a post-conversion file;
sending source tokens from among the plurality of source files that were not converted to target tokens to the post-conversion file; and
assembling the file associated with the second data integration system using source tokens and target tokens in the post-conversion file; and
execute the second data integration system, wherein the second data integration system uses at least one of the converted files associated with the second data integration system.

US Pat. No. 10,088,213

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING FOODSTUFF

SUNWELL ENGINEERING COMPA...

1. An apparatus for cooling foodstuff comprising:at least one tank containing an ice slurry bath and adapted to receive a stack of perforated containers containing the foodstuff to be cooled such that the entire stack of perforated containers is immersed in the ice slurry bath;
at least one nozzle within said tank configured to receive ice slurry and discharge said ice slurry into said tank;
at least one pump configured to draw ice slurry from said ice slurry bath and deliver the ice slurry to said at least one nozzle;
at least one agitator immersed in said ice slurry bath, the at least one agitator configured to maintain the ice slurry bath in an agitated state;
at least one sensor configured to monitor an ice fraction of the ice slurry bath; and
a lift configured to immerse and remove the stack of perforated containers from the ice slurry bath and to position the stack of perforated containers such that a liquid portion of the ice slurry bath drains out of each perforated container back into the at least one tank when the stack of perforated containers is removed from the ice slurry bath, the lift being conditioned to repeatedly re-immerse the stack of perforated containers into the ice slurry bath until a desired volume of ice crystals is trapped in each perforated container, wherein a volume of ice crystals trapped in each perforated container is determined based on a drop of ice fraction of the ice slurry bath measured using output of the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,091,017

PERSONALIZED HOME AUTOMATION CONTROL BASED ON INDIVIDUALIZED PROFILING

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A method for personalized home automation control based at least in part on individualized protocol, the method comprising:receiving, by a control system, first sensor data from a set of one or more sensors in operative communication with the control system;
determining, by the control system, a particularized pattern of activity attributed to a user profile based at least in part on analyzing the first sensor data to correlate detected actions of an individual with corresponding locations, corresponding times, and corresponding device operations specified by the user profile;
receiving, by the control system, second sensor data from at least one sensor of the set of one or more sensors, wherein the second sensor data is indicative of an unidentified individual that is sensed by the at least one sensor;
accessing a set of one or more identification rules specified by a protocol record stored by the control system, the set of one or more identification rules comprising criteria for identifying sensed individuals;
analyzing, by the control system, the second sensor data and/or identification information from another data source to identify the unidentified individual as corresponding to the user profile based at least in part on the criteria for identifying sensed individuals;
responsive to identifying the unidentified individual as corresponding to the user profile, determining, by the control system, a home automation rule based at least in part on i) the second sensor data, ii) a first location of the identified individual, and iii) the particularized pattern attributed to the identified individual, wherein the home automation rule comprises an anticipation of an operational setting of a home automation device based at least in part on movement of the identified individual and the particularized pattern; and
instructing, by the control system, the home automation device based at least in part on the determined home automation rule via a home automation network.

US Pat. No. 10,090,660

WIRE PASS THROUGH DEVICE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A device for sealing an interface having an opening for a wire to pass through the interface, the device comprising:a first sealing block having a body portion and a first protrusion that extends outwardly from the body portion of the first sealing block, the first protrusion comprised of two points and a concave recess formed between the two points, the concave recess sized to surround a first portion of the wire;
a second sealing block having a body portion with a recess extending inwardly into the body portion of the second sealing block, the recess in the second sealing block sized to surround a second portion of the wire; and
wherein the recess in the second sealing block accepts the first protrusion in the first sealing block.

US Pat. No. 10,089,625

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOKENIZING FINANCIAL INFORMATION

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an order, from a user device via a payment transaction service provider system comprising one or more computers, for one or more goods or services to be purchased from an online marketplace;
requesting, from the user device via the payment transaction service provider system, payment information, wherein the payment information comprises at least one payment instrument;
analyzing, via the payment transaction service provider system, a user device validated voice recording of a user transmitted from the user device;
validating, via the payment transaction service provider system, the user device validated voice recording by comparing the user device validated voice recording to a sample voice recording of the user, wherein the sample voice recording is accessed by the payment transaction service provider system;
communicating, via the payment transaction service provider system to the user device, an indication of payment authorization based on the validating of the user device validated voice recording, wherein the indication of payment authorization comprises an encrypted key or token that is indicative of an authentication of the user; and
communicating, via the payment transaction service provider system to a merchant server, a payment credential based on the validating of the user device validated voice recording, wherein the payment credential comprises the encrypted key or token, further wherein the merchant server is configured to authorize the order for the one or more goods or services based on the payment credential.

US Pat. No. 10,086,280

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING IN-GAME CAPABILITIES BASED ON DEVICE INFORMATION

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A system for providing customized in-game capabilities to users based on respective client computing platforms used by the users to access a game, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of an online game to facilitate presentation of and interaction with the online game for users via the client computing platforms, wherein facilitating interaction with the online game for the users includes providing access to in-game capabilities to the users that enable the users to initiate and/or control actions within the online game;
obtain device information related to the client computing platforms, wherein the device information includes a first set of device information related to a first client computing platform used by a first user to interact with the instance of the online game, the first set of device information indicating one or more of a processing resource, a display resource, and/or a network communication resource of the first client computing platform, the first set of device information indicating at least one of a processor speed or a display resolution of the first client computing platform;
identify a first user class based on at least one of the processor speed or the display resolution of the first client computing platform;
determine roles to be made available to individual users based on the first user class, the roles being associated with specific sets of customized in-game capabilities, the roles being determined such that the in-game capabilities provided to the individual users are appropriate for the processing resources, display resources, and/or network communication resources of the individual client computing platforms the users are using to interact with the instance of the online game, the roles including a first role associated with a first customized in-game capability, such determination including determination to make the first role available to the first user based on one or more of the processing resource, the display resource, and/or the network communication resource indicated in the first set of device information; and
wherein facilitating interaction with the online game for the users includes providing access to the customized in-game capabilities associated with the roles determined for the individual users such that access to the first customized in-game capability is provided to the first user responsive to the determination to make the first role available to the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,091,918

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONFORMAL SHIELDING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for providing conformal shielding, comprising:a circuit board;
a plurality of circuit components mounted on the circuit board; and
a plurality of shielded compartments connected to the circuit board, each of the plurality of shielded compartments encompassing one or more circuit components of the plurality of circuit components, wherein each of the plurality of shielded compartments comprises a molding material, at least one shielding wall within a portion of the molding material, and a shielding material layer disposed on at least a portion of the molding material and configured to electrically coupled with a portion of the at least one shielding wall, wherein for each of the plurality of shielded compartments, the shielding material layer is disposed on a top surface and a side surface of the molding material of the shielded compartment, and wherein the molding material encompasses at least a portion of the body of at least one circuit component and is integrally formed on the circuit board with the at least one shielding wall;
wherein each of the plurality of shielded compartments is separated from an adjacent one of the shielded compartments by a space containing a conductive material adhered to at least one side of the shielded compartment and the adjacent shielded compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,091,900

FEEDTHROUGH CONNECTORS

1. An implantable medical device comprisinga sealed housing enclosing an electronic circuitry;
a plurality of feedthrough conductors, each conductor of the plurality of feedthrough conductors comprising a proximal end part connected to the enclosed electronic circuitry and a distal end part available external to the housing; and
a plurality of spatially separated feedthrough connectors configured to provide terminal connections, away from the plurality of feedthrough conductors, for a plurality of electrical wires, wherein
each connector of the plurality of spatially separated feedthrough connectors comprises
a first end section external to the housing, which is adapted to be connected with the distal end part of a feedthrough conductor of the plurality of feedthrough conductors, and
a second end section external to the housing, which is adapted to be connected with one of the plurality of electrical wires,
wherein at least one wire of the plurality of electrical wires comprises an extra wire length in form of at least one wire loop in immediate proximity to a connection site at the second end section.

US Pat. No. 10,091,881

CONNECTION STRUCTURE BETWEEN OPTICAL DEVICE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A connection structure between an optical device and a circuit substrate, wherein the optical device includes a flexible printed circuit including a conductive pattern to which an electrode configured to input a radio-frequency signal to the optical device is connected, in the flexible printed circuit, connection pads, which are connected to a conductor pattern on the circuit substrate, are arranged at one edge, the connection pads include at least one ground pad, and at least two signal pads between which the ground pad is interposed from its both sides, and at least one concave portion including an opening formed in the one edge is provided at a portion, at which the ground pad is formed, in the one edge of the flexible printed circuit, and in the circuit substrate, the conductor pattern, to which the ground pad is connected, on a surface of the circuit substrate, is provided with a columnar member that extends from the conductor pattern to an upper side of a substrate surface of the circuit substrate and is formed from a metal, the conductor pattern and the connection pads are fixed to each other with solder in a state in which the columnar member is fitted into the concave portion, and solder, which gradually rises from a ground pattern to a lateral surface of the columnar member, is formed between the columnar member and the ground pattern that is formed in the flexible printed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,088,871

DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A display screen assembly comprising: a display screen comprising a display surface, the display surface comprising a display region and a non-display region, and the non-display region surrounding the display region; a frame being provided with a frame flange on the display screen, the frame flange at least partly shielding the non-display region; and a transparent protective plate, wherein a periphery of the transparent protective plate is secured to the frame, the transparent protective plate comprises a bottom surface close to the display screen, and the bottom surface at least covers the display surface, wherein the periphery of the transparent protective plate is provided with an engaging structure, the engaging structure is a step facing the frame flange, and the frame flange is positioned on the engaging structure; and an area of an orthogonal projection of the display region to form the step on a surface of the transparent protective plate away from the display screen is the same as that of the surface of the transparent protective plate away from the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,088,235

COMPONENT MADE OF A FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONTAINING WOUND LAYERS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE COMPONENT

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A component made of a fiber composite material, comprising:at least three wound layers made of a fiber material being disposed one over the other, each of said wound layers having at least one winding, wherein for each of said wound layers having windings all of said windings of said wound layer having a same winding angle and are at a distance from each other at least in some sections to form intermediate spaces between said windings wherein there are interleaved windings of other wound layers, all of said windings of at least two of said wound layers have a same first winding angle and all of said windings of at least one of said wound layers, disposed between said at least two wound layers having said windings with said same first winding angle, have a second winding angle, wherein a magnitude of said second winding angle is different from a magnitude of said first winding angle, and wherein at least one of said windings having said second winding angle intersects with at least one of said windings having said first winding angle, wherein at least one of said windings of at least one of said wound layers at least in some said sections engages in at least one said intermediate space of said wound layer disposed below and/or above said one wound layer; and wherein in each of said wound layers containing said windings, a ratio of a sum of areas of said intermediate spaces between said windings in said wound layer to a total area of said wound layer is 0.05000 to 0.99999.

US Pat. No. 10,086,967

RETRACTABLE BAGGING STATION

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A retail store bagging station comprising:a frame, wherein the frame is configured to mount to a counter of a retail store checkout station,
and wherein the frame comprises:
a frame first side, wherein the frame first side comprises:
a frame first side top edge;
a frame first side bottom edge;
a frame first side front edge;
a frame first side rear edge;
a set of three frame first side vertical bars extending parallel to each other from the frame first side top edge to the frame first side bottom edge;
a set of three frame first side horizontal bars extending parallel to each other from the frame first side front edge to the frame first side rear edge; and
a first L bracket coupled to the frame first side top edge;
a frame second side, wherein the frame second side comprises:
a frame second side top edge;
a frame second side bottom edge;
a frame second side front edge;
a frame second side rear edge;
a set of three frame second side vertical bars extending parallel to each other from the frame second side top edge to the frame second side bottom edge;
a set of three frame second side horizontal bars extending parallel to each other from the frame second side front edge to the frame second side rear edge; and
a second L bracket coupled to the frame second side top edge;
a frame bottom coupled to the frame first side and the frame second side, wherein the frame bottom comprises a set of three frame bottom bars that extend parallel to each other from the frame first side bottom edge to the frame second side bottom edge;
an open frame front side; and
an open frame back side;
a bag dispenser, wherein the bag dispenser is configured to hold and dispense at least one shopping bag, and wherein the bag dispenser comprises:
a bag dispenser support frame having a bag dispenser support frame top edge, a bag dispenser support frame bottom edge, a bag dispenser support frame first side edge, and a bag dispenser support frame second side edge;
a bag holder coupled to the bag dispenser support frame top edge;
a first and a second bottom brace each coupled to the bag dispenser support frame bottom edge; and
a bottom plate coupled to the first and the second bottom braces; and
a set of drawer slides that couple the bag dispenser to the frame, wherein the bag dispenser retracts into and extends out of the frame on the set of drawer slides.

US Pat. No. 10,091,676

SIGNAL MEASUREMENT USING PAIRED REMOTE DEVICE

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

1. A system comprising:a remote device;
a client device paired with the remote device; and
a server configured to measure a signal strength of the client device relative to the server and transmit signal strength measurement data to at least one of the client device and the remote device,
wherein the remote device is configured to receive the signal strength measurement data transmitted from at least one of the server and the client device and output a representation of the signal strength of the client device in accordance with the signal strength measurement data received at the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,089,317

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING ELASTIC DATA METADATA COMPRESSION IN A DISTRIBUTED DATA GRID

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A distributed data grid comprising:a plurality of computer servers each comprising a microprocessor, random access memory (RAM) and a flash memory device;
a plurality of cluster nodes operating on the plurality of computer servers;
wherein each of the plurality of cluster nodes provides access to cached data on said each of the plurality of cluster nodes via a cache service operating on said each of the plurality of cluster nodes;
wherein each of the plurality of cluster nodes comprises,
a radix-tree data structure in a heap in said RAM, the radix-tree data structure comprising a plurality of keys,
a RAM journal stored in said RAM;
a flash journal stored in said flash memory device;
a plurality of journal entries comprising said cached data stored in said flash journal and said RAM journal;
wherein each of the plurality of keys is associated with one of said plurality of journal entries stored in said flash journal and said RAM journal, and
wherein each of the plurality of cluster nodes is configured to access said cached data on said each of the plurality of cluster nodes by using said plurality of keys of said radix-tree data structure to access said plurality of journal entries stored in said flash journal and said RAM journal.

US Pat. No. 10,091,538

AUTOMATED VIDEO CONTENT PROCESSING

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

1. An automated process executed by a data processing system to pre-package streaming video programs for delivery to multiple client devices via a network, the process comprising:receiving, at a packaging system, a request for a particular streaming video program to be delivered to a first client device from a content delivery network, wherein the request indicates a type of the first client device;
in response to the request, selecting program files of the particular streaming video program based upon the type of the first client device that is indicated in the request and obtaining the selected program files from an origin server;
encrypting the selected program files of the particular streaming video program obtained from the origin server using a cryptographic key;
delivering the encrypted program files to the content delivery network for delivery to the first client device; and
separately delivering the cryptographic key to a digital rights management service associated with the type of the first client device that is indicated in the request to thereby allow the first client device to obtain the cryptographic key via the digital rights management service and, after obtaining the cryptographic key via the digital rights management service, to decrypt the encrypted program files using the cryptographic key and thereby playback the particular streaming video program.

US Pat. No. 10,090,435

III-NITRIDE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING POROUS SEMICONDUCTOR

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:growing a first III-nitride layer directly on a substrate;
making at least a portion of the first III-nitride layer porous;
growing a second III-nitride layer directly on the porous portion, the second layer comprising InGaN; and
growing a device structure directly on the second III-nitride layer, the device structure comprising a III-nitride light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region.

US Pat. No. 10,091,895

ACCESS CONTROL READER WITH AN OPENING DETECTION DEVICE

SYSTEMES ET TECHNOLOGIES ...

1. An access control reader comprising:a casing integrating a base presenting a main wall provided for a fixation on a support and a facade mounted on said base, and
a detection device for detecting an opening of the casing,
wherein the base and the facade include complementary guides shaped to guide the facade in a tilting motion relative to the base when opening the casing starting from a closed configuration in which the facade is fastened and folded over the base up to an open configuration in which the facade is spaced away from the base and is inclined with respect to the main wall at a predefined non-zero angle, and
wherein the detection device is mounted on the facade so as to detect the tilting motion of said facade.

US Pat. No. 10,090,437

LED HAVING ETCHED LIGHT EMITTING SURFACE FOR INCREASED LIGHT EXTRACTION

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting diode structure, said diode structure comprising a first semiconducting layer, a second semiconducting layer, and an active region sandwiched between said first and second semiconducting layer, at least one of said first and second semiconducting layer having a light output surface facing away from said active region, wherein the light output surface emits light out of the diode structure,
wherein a growth substrate used to epitaxially grow the first semiconducting layer, the second semiconducting layer, and the active region has been removed from the diode structure;
wherein the light output surface has an area extending in an x direction and a perpendicular y direction;
wherein said light output surface comprises a plurality of differently orientated protruding surface structures extending in both the x direction and the y direction such that there is a two-dimensional array of individual ones of the protruding surface structures, each protruding surface structure having a peak height, a sidewall slope and an orientation in relation to the active region, said plurality of protruding surface structures comprising a first set and a second set of protruding surface structures, said first set and second set of protruding surface structures differing by at least one of said peak height, sidewall slope and orientation in relation to the active region to increase light extraction out of the protruding surface structures in a direction away from the active region; and
wherein, for at least a first subset of the protruding surface structures, which forms a majority of the protruding surface structures, their orientations with respect to other protruding surface structures directly next to each of the protruding surface structures in the first subset of protruding surface structures are different so that sloped sidewalls of the adjacent protruding surface structures do not directly face each other.

US Pat. No. 10,090,268

METHOD OF FORMING SOLDER BUMP, AND SOLDER BUMP

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A method of forming a solder bump on an electrode, the method comprising:forming a solder bump on an electrode containing Ni with a solder ball containing Bi as a main component and Sn as a sub component, wherein said solder ball contains the Bi in a range from 80.0 mass % or more.

US Pat. No. 10,088,899

EYE GAZE TRACKING UTILIZING SURFACE NORMAL IDENTIFICATION

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A method comprising:capturing, via an image sensor, a sequence of images of a driver of a vehicle over a time period;
in each of the sequence of images, detecting a triangle in three-dimensional (3D) space representing a relationship between three facial features including a first pupil, a second pupil, and a third feature of the driver depicted in the sequence of images, the triangle having vertices corresponding to the first pupil, the second pupil, and the third feature, wherein the third feature is selected from a group consisting of a nose, a mouth, and a chin;
for each of the sequence of images, analyzing the detected triangle in 3D space to identify a plane of the triangle in 3D space;
for each of the sequence of images, analyzing the identified plane of the triangle in 3D space to identify a surface normal for the identified plane in 3D space; and
tracking a change in an eye gaze direction of the driver over the time period by tracking a change in the identified surface normal for the plane in 3D space throughout the sequence of images, wherein the change in the eye gaze direction can be tracked regardless of whether the driver's head pose changes during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,091,889

PROCESS OF PRODUCING A COMPONENT AND APPARATUS THAT PRODUCES A COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A process of producing a component comprising:providing a substrate having an electrically conductive surface in the form of an electrically conductive layer;
subdividing the layer with the aid of a laser process into a first electrically autonomous region and a second electrically autonomous region, wherein an electrically insulating region is formed in the electrically conductive layer to electrically separate the electrically autonomous regions;
forming an electrical potential difference between the first electrically autonomous region and the second electrically autonomous region; and
applying an electrically charged substance or an electrically charged substance mixture onto the first electrically autonomous region and/or the second electrically autonomous region,
wherein the electrically autonomous region and/or an amount of the applied electrically charged substance or of the electrically charged substance mixture are adjusted by the electrical potential difference.

US Pat. No. 10,091,824

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a User Equipment, UE, for adapting a Secondary Cell, SCell, setup or an SCell release, the UE being served by a network node, the method comprising:receiving one of an SCell setup command and an SCell release command from the network node; and
adapting one of the SCell setup and the SCell release by delaying a time of applying the received one of the SCell setup command and the SCell release command to at least partly avoid a collision with a transmission of a disjoint signal on which the UE is performing a measurement, the disjoint signal being a signal that is not used for performing the measurement in every subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,085,782

BONE SCREW

RTG SCIENTIFIC, LLC, Aus...

1. A threaded fastener for embedment into bone, comprising:an elongate, cylindrical shaft having a distal end for embedment and a proximal end having means to rotate said fastener for advancement and retraction,
a thread wound about said cylindrical shaft such that said thread spirals along at least a portion of said shaft, and space interposed between said spiral thread defines a cylindrical spiral,
said thread having means for interlocking with adjacent bone into which said fastener is embedded defined by:
a surface facing said proximal end defining an upper flank and formed from first and second facets, said first facet appearing substantially planar when viewed in section and emanating from said cylindrical shaft and sloping downwardly, towards said distal end, said first facet terminating at said second facet, said second facet appearing substantially planar when viewed in section and sloping upwardly, towards said proximal end, a juncture between said first and second facets appearing as a sharp crease when viewed in section, said first and second facets collectively approximating a “V” shaped profile when viewed in section;
a surface facing said distal end defining a lower flank and including a third facet emanating from said cylindrical shaft and declined towards said distal end such that an area below said third facet and bound by the third facet and a plane perpendicular to a long axis of said fastener and terminating at an outboard extremity of said third facet defines a material void constituting an undercut, and
a fourth facet on said lower flank and extending away from said third facet, not constituting an undercut.

US Pat. No. 10,090,444

WAVELENGTH CONVERTED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH SMALL SOURCE SIZE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lighting structure comprising:a semiconductor light emitting device;
a substantially flat wavelength converting element attached to the semiconductor light emitting device, an area of a bottom surface of the wavelength converting element facing the semiconductor light emitting device being greater than an area of a top surface of the semiconductor light emitting device, the substantially flat wavelength converting element comprising:
a wavelength converting layer having first side edges extending up from the bottom surface; and
a transparent layer, the wavelength converting layer being formed on the transparent layer, the transparent layer having second side edges extending down from an upper surface of the wavelength converting element, and even with the first side edges of the wavelength converting layer; and
a reflector in direct contact with a side of the semiconductor light emitting device, the first side edges, and a portion of the bottom surface extending beyond the top surface of the semiconductor light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,090,436

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH SHAPED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a substrate;
a semiconductor structure disposed on the substrate, the semiconductor structure comprising a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region;
wherein:
the substrate comprises a first sidewall and a second sidewall;
the first sidewall and second sidewall are disposed at different angles relative to a major surface of the semiconductor structure;
the first sidewall forms a right angle with the major surface of the semiconductor structure; and
light is extracted from the substrate through the second sidewall; and
a reflective layer disposed over the first sidewall, the reflective layer extending from the semiconductor structure to an interface between the first sidewall and the second sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,088,702

FIGURE EIGHT CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A cooling assembly for an electronic display comprising:a figure eight loop of gas pathways wrapping around the electronic display and comprising a front channel that passes in front of the viewable area of the electronic display, a center channel located behind the electronic display, and a rear channel located behind the second channel;
a first plurality of subchannels located within the center channel;
a second plurality of subchannels located within the center channel;
a first plurality of pass through device connecting the first plurality of subchannels to the front channel; and
a second plurality of pass through devices connecting the second plurality of subchannels to the rear channel;
wherein first and second plurality of subchannels are configured to permit circulating gas to flow therethrough without substantially mixing.

US Pat. No. 10,091,848

CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUIT

PRINCETON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A current control circuit for a driving circuit system of a LED assembly, wherein the driving circuit system comprises a current module, a rectifier, and a thyristor, the thyristor is connected in series between an AC power supply and the rectifier, the rectifier rectifies an input AC voltage provided by the thyristor and provides a rectified voltage to an anode of the LED assembly, and an input terminal of the current module and a cathode of the LED assembly are connected to set a current flowing through the LED assembly, and the current control circuit comprises:a first transistor and a transistor control circuit, wherein a drain of the first transistor is connected to the anode of the LED assembly, a gate of the first transistor is connected to a control voltage output terminal of the transistor control circuit, the first transistor is turned on or turned off according to a control voltage provided by the control voltage output terminal of the transistor control circuit, and the drain current of the first transistor and the current flowing through the LED assembly determine a feedback voltage for the transistor control circuit;
wherein the feedback voltage enables the transistor control circuit to turn on the first transistor and the drain current of the first transistor provides a compensation current for the thyristor, when the current flowing through the LED assembly is less than a preset current;
wherein the feedback voltage enables the transistor control circuit to turn off the first transistor, when the current flowing through the LED assembly is more than or equal to the preset current;
wherein the preset current is set according to a holding current of the thyristor.

US Pat. No. 10,091,819

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TIMESLOT STRUCTURE AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. An evolved NodeB (eNB) for transmitting signals in a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cell, comprising:a processor; and
a memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable by the processor to:
configure one or more unlicensed LAA cell from a licensed long term evolution (LTE) cell;
determine sizes for at least one of a minimum clear channel assessment (MCCA) slot, an initial clear channel assessment (ICCA) slot and a defer period,
wherein the MCCA slot is synchronized and has a size that is a fraction of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol length, and lengths of the ICCA slot and defer period are multiples of a length of the MCCA slot,
wherein the length of the MCCA slot is ? of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) OFDM symbol, and the length of the ICCA slot is ½ of an LTE OFDM symbol;
determine a slot structure with a baseline MCCA slot of an unlicensed LAA cell;
align and adjust a length of at least one of the ICCA slot and the defer period of the LAA cell based on the baseline MCCA slot; and
synchronize and align baseline MCCA slots of multiple LAA cells managed by the eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,088,715

IN-CELL TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. An in-cell touch display panel having a display area and a non-display area, wherein the in-cell touch display panel comprises:a first substrate;
a plurality of data lines disposed on the first substrate along a first direction;
a plurality of gate lines disposed along a second direction, wherein an angle is included between the first direction and the second direction;
a plurality of touch sensing lines disposed on the first substrate, wherein an insulation layer is disposed between the data lines and the gate lines;
a plurality of pixel regions disposed in areas of the display area enclosed by the gate lines that are intersected with the data lines, wherein each of the pixel regions comprises a pixel structure, and each of the pixel structures comprises a pixel electrode;
a common electrode that is disposed in the display area and comprises a plurality of touch electrodes, wherein each of the touch electrodes corresponds to more than one of the pixel electrodes, and each of the pixel electrodes corresponds to a sub-common electrode which is a portion of the touch electrode;
a thin film transistor disposed in one of the pixel structures, wherein the thin film transistor comprises a gate, a source, a drain, and a semiconductor layer;
a second substrate, wherein a liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of display pads and a plurality of touch pads, wherein the display pads and the touch pads are disposed in the non-display area,
wherein the data lines and the sub-common electrodes are disposed on the insulation layer, and the pixel electrodes are disposed above the sub-common electrodes and are spatially insulated from the sub-common electrodes; and
a plurality of metal connection structures, wherein each of the metal connection structures is electrically connected to two adjacent ones of the sub-common electrodes along the second direction, and the metal connection structures and the data lines are formed by different metal layers.
US Pat. No. 10,088,011

DAMPING ADHESIVE

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A damping system for reducing the effects on a substrate caused by a disruption in the substrate environment, comprising:an adhesive component comprising a backing and an adherent on at least one side of the backing; and
a plurality of three-dimensional particles dispersed within the backing; and
a sensor for measuring an amplitude and frequency spectrum of the disruption;
wherein:
in a use configuration, the adherent is adhered to a substrate, and the disruption received by the substrate causes the particles to oscillate between a first and second position, the oscillation causing an opposing force on the substrate which is less than the disruption received by the substrate, the oscillation acting to reduce the effects of the disruption; and
the sensor determines the amplitude and frequency spectrum of the disruption received by the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,091,857

SHUNT REGULATOR FOR SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROLLED LIGHT SOURCE

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A light emitting diode lighting assembly comprising:driving circuitry adapted to receive an electrical excitation signal from a DC input varied in intensity by a dimming device that actuates to increase and decrease voltage of the electrical excitation signal;
said driving circuitry comprising a first plurality of light emitting diodes in a first path in parallel relation to a second plurality of light emitting diodes in a second path;
said first plurality of light emitting diodes having a first threshold voltage, and said second plurality of light emitting diodes having a second threshold voltage greater than the first threshold value;
a current limiting device within the first path to limit current within the first path;
wherein as voltage increases above the second threshold voltage the current limiting device prevents flow of current to the first plurality of light emitting diodes;
a voltage regulator in the driving circuitry and having a threshold voltage greater than the second threshold voltage to prevent a voltage increase in the assembly above the threshold voltage of the voltage regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,091,706

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A mobile communications terminal, comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected with the processor, the memory comprising a plurality of program instructions executable by the processor, the plurality of program instructions comprising:
a determining module configured to cause the processor to determine if a network identity of a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN) exists in an equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list, wherein the EPLMN list comprises a network identity of a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) and a network identity of a VPLMN owned by a visited location operator who signs a roaming agreement with a home location operator who owns a subscriber identity module (SIM) card used in the mobile communications terminal;
an obtaining module configured to cause the processor to obtain a shared network information stored in an operator's server and to search for the network identity of the VPLMN from the shared network information upon a condition that the network identity of the VPLMN does not exist in the EPLMN list, wherein the operator's server is the home location operator's server or the visited location operator's server in which the visited location operator signs a roaming agreement with the home location operator;
an adding module configured to cause the processor to add the network identity of the VPLMN to the EPLMN list; and
an accessing module configured to cause the processor to access a network based on the EPLMN list.

US Pat. No. 10,091,307

APPLICATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. An application management method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, an indication to turn off a display screen of the terminal, wherein an application is running in the terminal when the indication is received;
determining, by the terminal, whether the application needs to retain background data after the terminal enters a dormant state when the terminal turns off the display screen; and
suspending a timer associated with the application after the terminal enters the dormant state when the application does not need to retain the background data, wherein the timer is used to wake up the terminal when the application needs to retain background data after the terminal enters the dormant state.

US Pat. No. 10,088,359

AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a light sensor that measures light intensity;
a light focusing element comprising a focusing surface positioned proximate to the light sensor, the light focusing element to receive light and to focus light onto the light sensor;
a processor coupled to the light sensor, the processor configured to:
receive a signal from the light sensor comprising a peak corresponding to light focused onto the light sensor by the light focusing element;
determine a plurality of points associated with the signal such that the plurality of points are outside the peak associated with the signal;
replace the peak with a plurality of values interpolated based on the plurality of points to produce a smooth signal; and
based on the smooth signal, determine light intensity.
US Pat. No. 10,087,112

RESIN-IMPREGNATED BORON NITRIDE SINTERED BODY AND USE FOR SAME

Denka Company Limited, C...

1. A resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body, comprising:30 to 90 volume % of a boron nitride sintered body having hexagonal boron nitride particles bonded three-dimensionally; and
10 to 70 volume % of a resin; wherein
the boron nitride sintered body has a porosity of 10 to 70%;
the hexagonal boron nitride particles of the boron nitride sintered body has an average long diameter of 10 ?m or more;
the boron nitride sintered body has a graphitization index (GI) by powder X-ray diffractometry is 4.0 or less;
the boron nitride sintered body is plate-shaped; and
an a-axis of the hexagonal boron nitride particles is aligned with respect to a plate-thickness direction of the boron nitride sintered body.

US Pat. No. 10,090,700

CHARGING DEVICE AND CHARGING METHOD FOR CHARGING A BATTERY

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A charging device, comprising:a charging receiving terminal, configured to receive an alternating current from a mains supply;
a voltage adjusting circuit, having an input end coupled to the charging receiving terminal and comprising a first rectifier, a switch unit, a transformer and a synthesizing unit, wherein
the first rectifier is configured to rectify the alternating current from the mains supply and to output a voltage with a first pulsating waveform;
the switch unit is configured to modulate the voltage with the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
the transformer is configured to output a plurality of voltages with pulsating waveforms according to the modulated voltage with the first pulsating waveform; and
the synthesizing unit is configured to synthesize the plurality of voltages with the pulsating waveforms to output a second alternating current; wherein
an output end of the voltage adjusting circuit is configured to be coupled to a battery such that the second alternating current is applied to the battery directly, and for each cycle of the second alternating current, a peak voltage of a positive half is greater than an absolute value of a valley voltage of a negative half, the transformer comprises a primary winding, a first secondary winding and a second secondary winding, a first end of the primary winding is coupled to a first output end of the first rectifier, a second end of the primary winding is coupled to the switch unit, the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding both are coupled to the synthesizing unit, and the transformer is configured to output a voltage with a second pulsating waveform via the first secondary winding according to the modulated voltage with the first pulsating waveform and to output a voltage with a third pulsating waveform via the second secondary winding according to the modulated voltage with the first pulsating waveform, and the synthesizing unit is configured to synthesize the voltage with the second pulsating waveform and the voltage with the third pulsating waveform to output the second alternating current; and
a central control module, configured to output the control signal to the switch unit so as to adjust at least one of a voltage and a current of the second alternating current outputted by the voltage adjusting circuit, in response to a charging requirement of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,091,879

CONDUCTOR CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND MOUNTING BOARD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A conductor connecting structure comprising:a mounting board that includes:
a base material formed of an insulating material, the base material including:
a first surface,
a second surface, and
an end surface,
a first conductor layer that is formed on the first surface and that has an end portion, and
a second conductor layer that is formed on the second surface and that has an end portion;
a target board that includes
a mounting surface on which the mounting board is mounted, and
a third conductor layer formed on the mounting surface; and
an anisotropic conductive material that includes
a polymeric material, and
electrically conductive particles that are dispersed in the polymeric material and that, when the electrically conductive particles are heated, aggregate so as to connect the end portion of the first conductor layer or the end portion of the second conductor layer and the third conductor layer to each other,
wherein, in the mounting board, one end portion not subjected to connection established with the anisotropic conductive material out of the end portion of the first conductor layer and the end portion of the second conductor layer is separated further from the end surface of the base material than another end portion connected to the third conductor layer out of the end portion of the first conductor layer and the end portion of the second conductor layer, and
wherein one of the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer is a ground layer, and
wherein the mounting board is a double-sided flexible printed circuit a thickness of the base material of which is 50 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,089,617

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CARD PRESENT TRANSACTIONS

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for securing card present electronic commerce transactions, the method comprising:receiving, by a merchant system comprising one or more computers, a request to conduct a card present transaction from a mobile communication device;
identifying, by the merchant system, the request as a card present transaction based on a comparison of a stored mobile device number or identifier, with a mobile device number or identifier associated with the mobile communication device;
receiving, by the merchant system, payment account and validation information from the mobile communication device, wherein the validation information is based at least in part on comparing a consumer mPIN (mobile personal identification number) value input by the user of the mobile communication device with a mPIN value stored on a secure element of the mobile communication device; and
communicating, by the merchant system, the request for the purchase transaction to an issuer system, wherein the request is for a card present electronic commerce transaction, and the validation information is transmitted to the issuer system for comparison with previously stored issuer information comprising a mPIN value stored during a consumer registration process or an activation of a payment application stored on the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,088,433

OIL DETECTION PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A process for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a tobacco product, the process comprising:adding a fluorescent taggant to oils or lubricants contained in tobacco processing machinery;
conveying tobacco product past an infrared detection apparatus;
irradiating said tobacco product with infrared radiation from said detection apparatus as it passes the detection apparatus; and
detecting infrared radiation emitted from said irradiated tobacco product.

US Pat. No. 10,088,362

MIRROR PLATE FOR AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER AND AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A mirror plate for a Fabry-Perot interferometer, the mirror plate comprising:a substrate, which comprises silicon (Si),
a semi-transparent reflective coating implemented on the substrate,
a de-coupling structure formed on the substrate,
a first sensor electrode formed on top of the de-coupling structure, and
a second sensor electrode,herein the de-coupling structure comprises an electrically insulating layer, wherein the de-coupling structure further comprises a first stabilizing electrode, which is located between the first sensor electrode and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,086,359

ADSORPTION MATERIAL FOR REMOVING CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS FROM WATER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

University of Puerto Rico...

1. An absorbent material for selectively removing pharmaceutical and personal care products containing aromatic rings from water comprising:a SBA-15 mesoporous silica material; and
a transition metal grafted onto the surface of said SBA-15 mesoporous silica by chemically incorporating amino-organic moieties onto said SBA-15 mesoporous silica material and mixing said amino-organic functionalized SBA-15 mesoporous silica material with a solution of M2+ sulfate, where M=Cu, said transition metal is anchored to the amino-organic moieties by complexation interactions with the aromatic rings of said pharmaceutical and personal care products, producing transition metal modified amino-organic functionalized SBA-15 mesoporous silica material, wherein the Cu modified amino-organic functionalized SBA-15 mesoporous silica material is in an alkaline condition for effectively removing said pharmaceutical and personal care products from water.

US Pat. No. 10,091,913

LIQUID COOLING SERVER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid cooling server that cools a heat generating component via a liquid cooling medium, the liquid cooling server comprising:a chassis configured to include a unit case housing portion;
a unit case configured to be allowed to move in a first direction to be inserted in and pulled out from the unit case housing portion and include the heat generating component and a portion to be cooled;
a cooling plate configured to be provided to the chassis, oppose the unit case housing portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and include a flow path through which the cooling medium flows;
a metal portion configured to be provided to a first member which is either one of the cooling plate and the portion to be cooled, the metal portion including a plurality of first protrusions which protrude in the second direction towards a side of the unit case housing portion, the plurality of first protrusions being arranged in the first direction; and
a heat transfer body configured to be provided between the metal portion and the first member in the second direction, the heat transfer body having elasticity.

US Pat. No. 10,091,887

MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A multilayer structure for an electronic device, comprising:a flexible substrate film for accommodating electronics, the flexible substrate film having a first surface area and an adjacent second surface area;
a number of electronic components provided on the first surface area of the flexible substrate film;
a number of conductive traces printed on the flexible substrate film for electrically connecting the electronic components together;
a first thermoplastic material overmolded to the number of electronic components and the related first surface area of the flexible substrate film accommodating the electronic components; and
a second thermoplastic material overmolding the adjacent second surface area and at least part of the first surface area so that at least part of the electronic components and the first thermoplastic material thereon are substantially embedded between the flexible substrate film and the second thermoplastic material,
wherein the first thermoplastic material exhibits a first elasticity and the second thermoplastic material exhibits a second, different elasticity, and
wherein the first thermoplastic material is configured to prevent the first surface area of the flexible substrate from deformation and the second thermoplastic material is configured to allow the flexible substrate to be bendable.

US Pat. No. 10,090,359

LIGHT EMITTING STRUCTURE AND MOUNT

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting structure comprising: LEDs that are electrically isolated from each other and arranged in an array, each LED comprising:a light emitting active region disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region;
an L-shaped first type contact layer disposed on and electrically connected to one of the p-type region and n-type region; and
an inverted L-shaped second type contact layer disposed on and electrically connected to one of the p-type region and n-type region not connected to the L-shaped first type contact layer, the L-shaped second type contact layer arranged in an interlocking manner with the L-shaped first type contact layer,
wherein two of the LEDs are arranged in a first orientation; and
the remaining LEDs are arranged in a second orientation inverted from the first orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,089,883

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A WATERCRAFT OR SEVERAL WATERCRAFTS AS WELL AS A PROCESS FOR VERIFYING A WATERCRAFT OR SEVERAL WATERCRAFTS

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A monitoring system for monitoring at least one watercraft, said monitoring system having an identification device and a first hydrophone, which is configured such that acoustic signals that are emitted by said at least one watercraft are determined as underwater sound information therein, said identification device having a first memory for storing the underwater sound information and a second memory for storing watercraft information, wherein the first and second memories are interconnected, and the first hydrophone is arranged in a stationary and fixed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,085,592

SEQUENTIAL BROILING

BRAVA HOME, INC., Redwoo...

1. A method of cooking using a cooking instrument, comprising:drawing alternating current (AC) power from a power source substantially at an expected maximum power draw limit of the power source;
generating, from the drawn AC power, a maximum available power for a heating system of the cooking instrument via a power component, wherein the maximum available power for the heating system is less than or equal to the expected maximum power draw limit from the power source; and
heating directionally, from at least one side of the cooking chamber, each of two or more zones in a cooking chamber of the cooking instrument in sequence using one or more heating elements of the heating system such that each step in the sequence utilizes the maximum available power for the heating system to each corresponding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,091,843

CHRISTMAS TREE WITH DC OUTLETS FOR POWERING LED LIGHT STRINGS

JLJ, Inc., Bellbrook, OH...

1. An artificial Christmas tree with a full wave rectifier for generating a substantially unfiltered, full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage to a plurality of female outlets disposed on the outside of the trunk of the artificial Christmas tree, the female outlets being adapted to receive male plugs of LED light strings, wherein the LED light strings have only two wires, have no female end connector plugs, and are powered by the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage generated by the full wave rectifier, the artificial Christmas tree comprising dimming circuitry comprising a triac dimmer connected to the full wave rectifier for continuously varying the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage to dim the LED light strings by varying the pulse width of the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage output from the full wave bridge rectifier.

US Pat. No. 10,090,599

SURFACE SCATTERING ANTENNA IMPROVEMENTS

The Invention Science Fun...

1. An antenna, comprising:a waveguide; and
a plurality of subwavelength elements distributed along the waveguide with inter-element spacings less than one-third of a free-space wavelength corresponding to an operating frequency of the antenna, where the plurality of subwavelength elements have a plurality of adjustable individual electromagnetic responses to a guided wave mode of the waveguide, and the plurality of adjustable individual electromagnetic responses provide an adjustable radiation field of the antenna;
wherein the waveguide includes a conducting surface, and the plurality of subwavelength elements corresponds to a plurality of conducting patches respectively positioned at least partially above a respective plurality of irises in the conducting surface; and
wherein the plurality of conducting patches is configured to provide a plurality of individual radiation fields responsive to iris-intermediated couplings between the conducting patches and the guided wave mode.

US Pat. No. 10,089,787

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING INFRARED IMAGES

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method in a computer system, the method comprising:receiving an infrared (IR) image comprising IR image data values within a first range, wherein the IR image data values of the IR image represent IR radiation emitted from an observed scene;
displaying the IR image on a display at least by mapping IR image data values of the IR image to a first palette of color or grayscale representations according to a first relationship, wherein the first palette comprises a first finite set of color or grayscale representations selected from a color model, and wherein the first relationship defines mappings from different IR image data values within the first range to different color or grayscale representations in the first finite set;
receiving, as a user input signal via an input device, a user indication indicating a local area of interest in the displayed IR image;
determining a first portion of the IR image corresponding to pixels selected from the IR image to represent the local area of interest in the displayed IR image based on the user input signal;
determining minimum and maximum IR image data values in the first portion of the IR image;
determining a second palette comprising a second finite set of color or grayscale representations selected from the color model and a second relationship that defines mappings from different IR image data values within a second range to different color or grayscale representations in the second finite set based on the minimum and maximum IR image data values of the first portion of the IR image, wherein the second range is a subset of the first range, wherein a first portion of the first finite set of color or grayscale representations and a second portion of the second finite set of color or grayscale representations are non-overlapping, wherein at least one of the first finite set or the second finite set comprises color representations, and wherein the second relationship is different from the first relationship; and
generating an augmented image from the IR image at least by mapping the IR image data values of the first portion of the IR image to the second palette according to the second relationship and mapping the IR image data values of a second portion of the IR image that does not correspond to the local area of interest to the first palette according to the first relationship to provide improved visualization of the IR image data values within the local area of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,089,453

BLUE LIGHT ADJUSTMENT FOR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A head mounted display system configured to provide variable levels of blue light to an eye of a user, the display system comprising:a frame configured to be wearable on the head of the user;
a display configured to project at least blue light into the eye of the user and to modify an intensity of the blue light relative to an intensity of non-blue light;
a camera configured to capture a first image of the eye while the display projects light at a first ratio of intensity of blue light to non-blue light into the eye and configured to capture a second image of the eye while the display projects a second ratio of intensity of blue light to non-blue light different from the first ratio into the eye; and
a hardware processor programmed to:
analyze the images from the camera to determine whether a change in a pupil parameter between the second image and the first image passes a biometric application threshold;
based at least in part on the determined change, instruct the display to modify a ratio of the intensity of blue light to non-blue light and instruct the camera to capture a third imam of the eye;
determine that a change in the pupil parameter between the third image and the first image or the second image passes a biometric application threshold; and
perform a biometric application in response to the determination that the change in the pupil parameter between the third image and the first image or the second image passes a biometric application threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,085,818

DENTAL HANDPIECE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental handpiece for an endodontic treatment of a root canal, comprising:(i) a chuck for attaching and holding an endodontic file;
(ii) an electric motor having a shaft for driving the endodontic file;
(iii) a control unit for controlling the electric motor in a rotary mode and a reciprocating mode, which monitors a stream of input data;
wherein while monitoring the stream of input data, the control unit determines a current absorbed by the electric motor, and controls the electric motor in the reciprocating mode wherein the endodontic file alternates the direction of rotation at a frequency of from 1 to 20 Hz between a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction,
wherein when a monitored data fulfils a predetermined torque threshold condition during rotation in the first direction while in the reciprocating mode, the reciprocating mode terminates and the rotary mode initiates wherein the endodontic file continuously rotates in the second direction to liberate the endodontic file from the root canal despite a sliding friction coefficient ?s being smaller than a kinetic friction coefficient ?k; and
wherein a torque applied in said reciprocating mode does not exceed said predetermined torque threshold and wherein said predetermined torque threshold is configured to be at most in an order of the maximum torque provided by the dental handpiece multiplied by a ratio of the sliding friction coefficient ?s and the kinetic friction ?k coefficient and less than an elastic limit of the endodontic file.

US Pat. No. 10,091,488

3D IMAGE SENSOR AND 3D IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A 3D image sensor, comprising:a sensing layer comprising a plurality of sensing units;
a grid layer disposed on the sensing layer, comprising an opacity material and a plurality of transparent elements penetrating through the opacity material; and
a plurality of microlenses disposed on the grid layer, wherein each of the microlenses is located over two adjacent transparent elements.

US Pat. No. 10,090,971

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASYNCHRONOUS RE-MODULATION WITH ADAPTIVE I/Q ADJUSTMENT

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A signal receiving system comprising:a downstream demodulator configured to demodulate a first transitory signal and provide error data of the first transitory signal, the first transitory signal being generated from a first quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal received from a transmitter that used a transmitter oscillator to generate the first QAM signal;
an algorithm configured to calculate gain error information and quadrature error information based on the error data of the first transitory signal;
an I/Q signal adjuster; and
a telemetry transmitter configured to transmit the gain error information and the quadrature error information to the I/Q signal adjuster, the I/Q signal adjuster being configured to adaptively adjust a gain of a future in-phase (“I”) signal or a future quadrature (“Q”) signal based on the gain error information and to adaptively adjust a quadrature imbalance of the future I signal or the future Q signal based on the quadrature error information to increase a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of a future transitory signal, the future transitory signal being based on the future I signal and the future Q signal as adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,090,925

LED LIGHT FIXTURE

Federal Law Enforcement D...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:at least one optical transceiver comprising at least one location identifier, the optical transceiver further comprising:
at least one light emitting diode, at least one photodetector, and a camera, said at least one light emitting diode generating light in the visible spectrum, said light comprising a plurality of flashes of light, said flashes of light being at a frequency which is not observable to the unaided eyes of an individual; and
a processor in communication with the at least one light emitting diode, the processor being constructed and arranged to regulate said plurality of flashes of light to transmit at least one transmitted signal, said at least one transmitted signal comprising said at least one location identifier and said at least one transmitted signal being embedded within said light, and said at least one photodetector being constructed and arranged for receipt of at least one received light signal,
said at least one optical transceiver further comprising a lens proximate to said at least one light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,087,972

FASTENER AND FASTENER INSTALLATION TOOL

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A fastening system, comprising:a fastener having a pin member including an elongated shank portion having a threaded portion, a stop shoulder located at an end of the threaded portion, and a pull portion extending from the stop shoulder, wherein the stop shoulder includes an outer rim and an inner annular wall which form an annular recess; and
a fastener installation tool having a puller with a front face, wherein the annular recess of the fastener receives the front face of the fastener installation tool when the puller engages the pull portion of the pin member.

US Pat. No. 10,087,770

SHROUD CARTRIDGE HAVING A CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE SEAL SEGMENT

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A segmented turbine shroud for radially encasing a turbine in a gas turbine engine, the shroud comprising:a carrier comprising a portion defining a pin-receiving carrier bore;
a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) seal segment comprising an arcuate flange having a surface facing the turbine and a portion defining a pin-receiving seal segment bore;
an elongated pin extending through said carrier bore and said seal segment bore,
wherein said elongated pin comprises a lateral cross-sectional dimension of at least three-eighths inches; and
wherein said CMC seal segment portion defining the pin-receiving seal segment bore is radially spaced from said arcuate flange by a spacing flange extending radially outward from said arcuate flange to thereby effect receipt within the seal segment bore of said elongated pin, said spacing flange having an axial dimension and a circumferential dimension, wherein said axial dimension is greater than said circumferential dimension of said spacing flange.

US Pat. No. 10,087,632

SHINGLE CLIP SYSTEM AND METHOD

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A shingle system, comprising:a shingle clip being a cube and having:
a first aperture defining a C-shape further defined as a first aperture top surface, a first aperture bottom surface, and a first aperture end surface, the first aperture being located on a first width face of the cube and separating the first width face into first upper and first lower side surfaces; and
a second aperture defining a C-shape further defined as a second aperture top surface, a second aperture bottom surface, and a second aperture end surface, the second aperture being located on a second width face of the cube, the second width face being on an opposed end of the first width face of the cube, the first and second apertures being sized and shaped such that a shingle side may be positioned within;
wherein the distance between the first and second aperture end surfaces is smaller than a height of the cube;
a roof shingle having:
a base layer having an elongate rectangular shape in a longitudinal direction for a roof shingle length;
an asphalt layer situated upon the base layer;
a surface granule layer situated upon a top surface of the asphalt layer; and
a semiconductive layer being an elongate strip in the longitudinal direction across the roof shingle length and situated near a center of the roof shingle, the semiconductive layer being a transducer;
wherein the semiconductive layer is at least one item selected from the group consisting of the following transducers: a thermoelectric generator, a vibrational generator, and a photovoltaic generator.

US Pat. No. 10,087,204

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR SUBSTITUTED ALPHA-AMINOPHOSPHONATE ANALOGUES

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A compound having a structure represented by a formula:
wherein Q is selected from O, S, C?O, S?O, SO2, and NR1;
wherein each of XA and XB is independently NR1;
wherein each occurrence of R1 is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, —(C1-C3 alkyl)(C6-C10 aryl), and 4-10 membered heteroaryl, and wherein each occurrence of R1 is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 independently selected R5 groups;
wherein each occurrence of R5, when present, is independently selected from halogen, —NO2, —CN, —OH, —SH, —NH2, C1-C4 alkyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, C2-C4 alkynyl, C1-C3 haloalkyl, C1-C3 cyanoalkyl, C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C3 haloalkoxy, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 thioalkyl, C1-C3 alkyl(C1-C3 alkoxy), C1-C3 alkylamino, (C1-C3)(C1-C3) dialkylamino, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, —(C?O)(C1-C3 alkyl), —(S?O)(C1-C3 alkyl), —SO2(C1-C3 alkyl), —CO2R11, —(C?O)NR12aR12b, —SO2NR12aR12b, —O(C?O)NR12aR12b, —NHSO2NR12aR12b, and —NH(C?O)NR12aR12b;
wherein each occurrence of R11, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl;
wherein each occurrence of R12a and R12b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl;
wherein each of RX and RY is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C6-C10 aryloxy, C6-C10 aryl, and 4-10 membered heteroaryl, or wherein each of Rx and RY are optionally covalently bonded together and, together with the intermediate atoms, comprise a 5- to 7-membered cycloalkyl, a 5- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, a 5- to 7-membered aryl, or a 5- to 7-membered heteroaryl and are substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 independently selected R5 groups;
wherein R6 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, —(C1-C3 alkyl)(C6-C10 aryl), and 4-10 membered heteroaryl, and substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 independently selected R5 groups; and
wherein each of R10a and R10b is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,086,952

AT LEAST PARTIALLY TRANSPARENT EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT COVER AND EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An exterior aircraft light cover comprising:at least one protrusion provided at a lateral end of the exterior aircraft light cover, wherein the at least one protrusion is configured to be introduced into a corresponding reception provided at an exterior aircraft light casing and wherein the protrusion is formed for allowing the cover to pivot, with the protrusion providing a fulcrum, when the protrusion is introduced into the reception; and
at least one fixing device, which is provided in a pivotable portion of the cover and which is configured for removably fixing said pivotable portion to the casing for preventing a pivoting motion thereof;
wherein the at least one fixing device comprises a quick release push button fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,086,791

GAS GENERATOR

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A gas generator comprisinga housing which has a top plate, a circumferential wall and a bottom plate,
a first combustion chamber, an ignition device chamber and a second combustion chamber which are formed separately from each other inside a housing,
the first combustion chamber being a space excluding the ignition device chamber and the second combustion chamber inside the housing and having a first gas generating agent accommodated therein, the first gas generating agent being ignited and burnt by a combustion product generated by combustion of an ignition agent in the ignition device chamber,
the ignition device chamber having
an ignition device chamber cup forming the ignition device chamber and a first ignition device including a first igniter,
the first igniter including a first igniter main body portion and a first collar which is made of a metal and circumferentially encloses the first igniter main body portion,
the first collar including a first columnar main body portion, a first plate portion, which extends in a radial direction of the housing from part of a circumferential surface of the first columnar main body portion, and a first wall surface which is formed by extending part of the first plate portion in an axial direction of the housing,
an opening of the ignition device chamber cup being fitted to the first columnar main body portion of the first collar of the first igniter,
the second combustion chamber having
a second ignition device including a second igniter, and a second gas generating agent which are accommodated inside a second combustion chamber cup,
the second igniter including a second igniter main body portion and a second collar which is made of a metal and circumferentially encloses the second igniter main body portion,
the second collar including a second columnar main body portion, a second plate portion, which extends in a radial direction from part of a circumferential surface of the second columnar main body portion, and a second wall surface which is formed by extending part of the second plate portion in the axial direction of the housing,
an opening of the second combustion chamber cup being fitted to the second columnar main body portion of the second collar of the second igniter,
in the first igniter and the second igniter,
a bottom side of the first columnar main body portion of the first collar being fitted in a first hole to fix the first igniter, the first hole being one of two holes formed in the bottom plate of the housing separately from each other in the radial direction of the housing,
a bottom side of the second columnar main body portion of the second collar being fitted in a second hole to fix the second igniter, the second hole being the other one of the two holes formed in the bottom plate of the housing separately from each other in the radial direction of the housing,
the first wall surface of the first collar and the second wall surface of the second collar being arranged to face each other in a radial direction,
when a pressure inside the housing rises at a time of actuation, the first wall surface of the first igniter and the second wall surface of the second igniter being in contact with each other in a state of being pushed radially inward against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,085,758

PATELLA DRILL GUIDE AND TRIAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING AN ALIGNMENT BORE FORMED THEREIN AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A patella drill guide and trial instrument, comprising:a posterior trial bearing surface configured to articulate with a condylar surface of a prosthetic femoral component, the posterior trial bearing surface comprising a curved peak surface that defines the posterior-most surface of the patella drill guide and trial instrument,
an anterior surface having a plurality of spikes extending outwardly therefrom,
a plurality of drill guide holes extending through the patella drill guide and trial instrument from the posterior trial bearing surface to the anterior surface, and
an alignment bore extending through the patella drill guide and trial instrument from the posterior trial bearing surface to the anterior surface, wherein the alignment bore has a different diameter than the plurality of drill guide holes.

US Pat. No. 10,089,743

METHOD FOR SEGMENTING AN IMAGE AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A segmentation device for segmenting an image by using a CNN, comprising:a communication part for acquiring or supporting another device to acquire an image of a frame from an inputted video; and
a processor for performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of acquiring a first segmented image for a t-th frame by allowing a CNN_PREVIOUS to segment the image of the t-th frame, wherein the CNN_PREVIOUS is a CNN having at least one first weight learned at a t?(i+1)-th frame, (ii) a process of acquiring at least some optical flow images, selected among each of optical flow images which corresponds to each of a (t?1)-th frame to a (t?i)-th frame, wherein each of the optical flow images corresponding to each of the (t?1)-th frame to the (t?i)-th frame includes information on optical flows originating with individual pixels of the first segmented image and ending with their corresponding pixels of each of segmented images of the (t?1)-th frame to the (t?i)-th frame, where the segmented images of the (t?1)-th to the (t?i)-th frame are acquired using a CNN_PREVIOUS, (iii) a process of acquiring one or more warped images for the t-th frame by replacing first pixels with second pixels by referring to the optical flow images, wherein the first pixels include at least some pixels of the first segmented image for the t-th frame, and the second pixels include at least some pixels in at least some of the segmented images of the (t?1)-th frame to the (t?i)-th frame, (iv) a process of acquiring loss values by respective comparisons between the first segmented image and the warped images, (v) a process of acquiring a CNN_CURRENT, which is a CNN with at least one second weight having been obtained by adjusting the first weight of the CNN_PREVIOUS, by using at least one of the loss values, and (vi) a process of segmenting at least one image of at least one of (vi-1) the t-th frame and (vi-2) frames after the t-th frame by using the CNN_CURRENT;
where “i” is a predetermined integer corresponding to a cardinal number of image frames placed between a frame at which CNN_PREVIOUS is acquired and a frame at which CNN_CURRENT is acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,085,546

HANDS-FREE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A hands-free electronic device, comprising:a housing, having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
a first elastic element, comprising:
a first section, covering the first side;
a second section, wherein the second section is curved, the second section is connected to the first section, and the second section comprises a first concave surface; and
a third section, wherein an end of the third section is connected to the second section, and the other end of the third section is a free end, wherein the first section, the second section and the third section compose a curved structure, the curved structure surrounds the housing and defines a holding space with the housing, and the first concave surface faces the holding space; and
a second elastic element, disposed in the holding space, wherein a first end of the second elastic element is affixed to the second side of the housing, a second end of the second elastic element is connected to the first elastic element, and the second elastic element comprises a second concave surface facing the holding space.

US Pat. No. 10,091,899

DIGITAL DEVICE PROTECTIVE ARTWORK CASE METHOD AND DEVICE

1. A method for creating a digital device protective artwork case with fashionable artwork designs to personalize and protect a user digital device, comprising:creating at least one first mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and depositing a flexible rubber including a thermoplastic polyurethane into the first mold to form a digital device protective artwork case with a shock absorbing bumper core;
creating at least one second mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and depositing a hard setting plastic including a polycarbonate into the second mold to form a digital device protective artwork case hard outer shell attachable to the back of the shock absorbing bumper core;
creating a hard outer shell portable charger external battery with exterior stock art design patterns and a LED battery level indicator system appearing as blinking LED eyes which close in relation to a diminishing charge remaining on the portable charger external battery;
cutting a piece of tempered glass conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and drilling openings to specific digital device model operating features to form a front face including a front face insert including printed film and plastic front face inserts of the digital device protective artwork case;
creating a collection of stock artwork designs to form an electronically stitched seamless artwork design that wraps around the digital device protective artwork case, and wherein a user can select a stock artwork design;
creating a digital device protective artwork case website with at least one processor, at least one database, at least one communication device and internet connection to communicate with users for order processing and user selections of digital device protective artwork case styles and stock artwork designs for decorating the digital device protective artwork case components;
creating at least one manufacturing data interface to transfer user selections of digital device protective artwork case styles and stock artwork designs to at least one manufacturing device including at least one electronically stitched image application device and at least one mold material depositing device;
processing user submitted user personalized artwork designs for creating and applying an electronically stitched seamless wraparound user artwork design to the digital device protective artwork case components, wherein applying includes printing, painting or transferring;
creating at least one third mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes for creating a clear digital device protective artwork case with a cushioning bumper protection with flexible shock absorbing corners and a ribbed ruffled design on the front and back of the case side edges to improve a user grip; and;
digitizing and electronically stitching stock and user artwork designs for creating downloadable formats of the artwork designs that will provide a user with an image for digital device home screen and screen saver usages that seamlessly integrate with digital device protective artwork case components with coordinating artwork designs.

US Pat. No. 10,091,883

DIELECTRIC FILMLESS ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. An electronic module comprising a first conductive layer or sheet including at least one conductive surface, an electrically insulating layer consisting of a single layer of an adhesive connected to the first conductive layer or sheet via direct contact with a first surface of the single layer of adhesive, a second conductive layer or sheet connected to the single layer of adhesive via direct contact with the opposite surface thereof, and a chip or electronic chip disposed on the second conductive layer or sheet and electrically connected to said at least one conductive surface, through the electrically insulating layer,wherein the second conductive layer or sheet is made of metal and comprises holes or connection openings for electrically connecting the chip to said at least one conductive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,091,650

WIRELESS TERMINAL CONFIGURATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A wireless terminal configuration method, wherein a direct wireless connection is established between a configuration device and a wireless terminal, and wherein the method comprises:acquiring, by the configuration device, device identification information and configuration password information of the wireless terminal;
sending, by the configuration device, configuration triggering information to the wireless terminal according to the device identification information of the wireless terminal;
performing, by the configuration device, verification with the wireless terminal according to the configuration password information, to determine that the wireless terminal has ownership of the configuration password information;
sending, by the configuration device, credential information required for the wireless terminal to access a wireless access device and device identification information of the wireless access device to the wireless terminal; and
sending, by the configuration device, the credential information and the device identification information of the wireless terminal to the wireless access device,wherein performing the verification comprises:generating, by the configuration device, a first random value;
sending, by the configuration device, a first message to the wireless terminal, wherein the first message includes the first random value;
receiving, by the configuration device from the wireless terminal, a second message that includes a second random value and a first message integrity code (MIC) that corresponds to a digest of the second message encrypted according to a first shared key;
generating, by the configuration device, a second shared key according to the second random value, the first random value, and the configuration password information;
generating, by the configuration device, a second MIC using the second shared key;
determining, by the configuration device, whether the first MIC matches the second MIC;
encrypting, by the configuration device, a digest of a third message using the second shared key to generate a third MIC when the first MIC matches the second MIC; and
sending, by the configuration device, the third message to the wireless terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,086,719

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR AN OVERHEAD CONTACT LINE

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A system for powering an overhead contact line, said overhead contact line including at least one contact wire comprising a plurality of conductive sections separated from each other by insulating sections, the system including a plurality of sub-stations for supplying electric power, each conductive section being connected, on a side of an upstream end of each conductive section, to an upstream sub-station via an upstream controlled switch and, on a side of a downstream end of each conductive section, to a downstream sub-station via a downstream controlled switch, each controlled switch being actuated by a corresponding control circuit,wherein the system further includes a detector associated with at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored and including a transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to an end from among the upstream end and the downstream end of said at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored and a receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal at the other end of said at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored, the receiver modifying a value of a state signal and applying it at least to a circuit for controlling an actuation of an opening of the downstream controlled switch and/or of the upstream controlled switch,
wherein the detector of an associated conductive section to be monitored includes an upstream transceiver coupled with the upstream end and a downstream transceiver coupled with the downstream end of said conductive section to be monitored,
the upstream transceiver including an upstream transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to the upstream end,
the downstream transceiver including a downstream transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to the downstream end,
the upstream transceiver including an upstream receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal of the downstream transceiver and to modify a value of an upstream state signal applied to an upstream control circuit for actuating the opening of the upstream controlled switch,
the downstream transceiver including a downstream receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal of the upstream transceiver and to modify a value of a downstream state signal applied to a downstream control circuit for actuating the opening of the downstream controlled switch,
and wherein the system further includes a controlled switch for circumventing a sub-station allowing, in a closed state, a connection together of two successive conductive sections, the state signal modified by at least one of the downstream transceiver and the upstream transceiver associated with a first conductive section being transmitted to a control circuit of a switch for connecting a second conductive section to another sub-station.

US Pat. No. 10,091,051

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESILIENT WIRELESS PACKET COMMUNICATIONS

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A method comprising:aggregating, by a physical layer protocol, a plurality of wireless network links, the plurality of wireless network links including a first wireless network link and one or more second wireless network links, the first wireless network link being used by a first data transmission device to communicate with a second data transmission device;
monitoring the first wireless network link, the monitoring occurring at a physical layer of the first data transmission device;
determining, at the physical layer of the first data transmission device, whether there is a failure condition with respect to the first wireless network link;
in response to the determining whether there is a failure condition, inserting information related to the failure condition into a header of one or more first wireless network packets sent from the first data transmission device over the first wireless network link to the second data transmission device, the information related to the failure condition including a receive status indicating a receive status of the first data transmission device of one or more second wireless network packets sent from the second data transmission device; and
when the header of the one or more first wireless network packets sent from the first data transmission device over the first wireless network link to the second data transmission device indicates a receive failure by the first data transmission device, shifting the second data transmission device from the first wireless network link to the one or more second wireless network links.

US Pat. No. 10,091,014

INTEGRATED SECURITY NETWORK WITH SECURITY ALARM SIGNALING SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a security server located external to a premises, a first signal of a security system located at the premises;
determining that the first signal indicates an alarm event;
causing, in response to the determining that the first signal indicates the alarm event, transmission of a heartbeat signal to the security system;
determining a failure to receive a response to the heartbeat signal;
generating, by the security server, an electronic report indicating the failure to receive the response to the heartbeat signal; and
sending the electronic report to one or more of a central monitoring station or a user computing device, wherein the central monitoring station and the user computing device are remote from the security server.

US Pat. No. 10,087,590

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SELF-PROPELLED LINE STRIPER

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A self-propelled paint system comprising:a chassis;
a first wheel mounted to the chassis;
a second wheel mounted to the chassis;
a hydraulic propulsion system mounted to the chassis, the hydraulic propulsion system comprising:
a hydraulic fluid; and
a hydraulic motor driven by the hydraulic fluid and connected to the first wheel;
a paint system mounted to the chassis, the paint system comprising:
a paint pump powered by the hydraulic fluid; and
a spray system for spraying paint, the spray system fluidly coupled to the paint pump; and
a steering system comprising:
a steering lever rotatable about a first axis to move the second wheel; and
a control lever mounted to the steering lever to control flow of the hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic motor, wherein the control lever is rotatable about a second axis, the second axis being transverse to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,087,309

PRINTED ARTICLE AND A FEEDSTOCK

NGF Europe Limited, St. ...

1. A printed article, comprising:a matrix forming material, and
a filler material, dispersed within the matrix forming material,
wherein the filler material comprises glass flakes, having an aspect ratio of average diameter divided by average thickness greater than or equal to three, and
a proportion of the glass flakes is angled relative to a printed layer.

US Pat. No. 10,086,855

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR A RAILWAY VEHICLE, COMPRISING PROGRESSIVE MEANS FOR INDICATING INSTRUCTIONS

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A driving assistance device for a railway vehicle, comprising means for determining a target speed, wherein the driving assistance device includes:comparison means for comparing an instantaneous speed of the railway vehicle with an interval around the target speed, and
indicating means comprising a progressive display device for indicating driving instructions for a conductor of the railway vehicle, the driving instructions including instructions for modifying the instantaneous speed in order to bring it closer to the target speed, said progressive display device being configured to:
indicate an instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below a first predefined value, the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed including an indicator with a variable value depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed,
indicate an instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is above a second predefined value, the instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed including an indicator with a variable value depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed, and
indicate an instruction to maintain the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is comprised between the first and second predefined values,and in that said progressive display device includes a display panel, able to display the driving instructions, or a head-up display device, able to display the driving instructions in a field of view of the driver,and wherein said progressive display device is configured to:display a first icon for an instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below the first predefined value, the first icon for the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed comprising the variable value indicator, formed by an element with a variable height depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed, and
display a second icon for an instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is above the second predefined value, the second icon for the instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed comprising the variable value indicator, formed by an element with a variable height depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed,wherein the interval surrounding the target speed is defined by the first and second predefined values, the second predefined value being superior to the first predefined value, and the processive display device for driving instructions is configured to:display the first icon for the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below the interval,
display the second icon for the instantaneous speed reduction instruction when the instantaneous speed is above the interval, and
display an instantaneous speed maintenance instruction icon when the instantaneous speed is in the interval.

US Pat. No. 10,091,770

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING CONTROL SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving, by a base station (BS), a control signal in a wireless communication system, the control signal being received from a user equipment (UE) in a subframe on an uplink control channel for a channel quality indicator (CQI), the subframe consisting of two consecutive slots, each slot consisting of five data orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and two reference signal (RS) OFDM symbols at second and sixth positions between first and seventh positions, the CQI being mapped to the five data OFDM symbols using quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK), and two RS sequences being mapped to the two RS OFDM symbols, the method comprising:when an acknowledgment/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal is received in the subframe, receiving, by the BS from the UE, the five data OFDM symbols and the two RS OFDM symbols on the uplink control channel in each slot in the subframe, the ACK/NACK signal being included in one of the two RS sequences; and
when no ACK/NACK signal is received in the subframe, receiving, by the BS from the UE, the five data OFDM symbols and the two RS OFDM symbols on the uplink control channel in each slot in the subframe; and
demodulating, by the BS, the CQI based on the two RS sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,090,750

ISOLATING SWITCH CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

JOULWATT TECHNOLOGY (HANG...

1. An isolating switch circuit comprising a main power switch transistor, a transformer and a synchronous rectification transistor, the transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding, the main power switch transistor being connected with the primary winding, and the synchronous rectification transistor being connected with the secondary winding;wherein a secondary control circuit receives a first control signal representing first time information, the secondary control circuit is connected with a control end of the synchronous rectification transistor, and the first control signal is configured to control turn-off of the synchronous rectification transistor; the first time information is:
time from a moment when the synchronous rectification transistor turns off a parasitic diode to start freewheeling to a moment when a secondary current decreases to zero within one switching cycle,
or a ratio of the time from the moment when the synchronous rectification transistor turns off the parasitic diode to start freewheeling to the moment when the secondary current decreases to zero within one switching cycle to time from a turn-on moment of the synchronous rectification transistor to the moment when the secondary current decreases to zero,
or a product of the time from the moment when the synchronous rectification transistor turns off the parasitic diode to start freewheeling to the moment when the secondary current decreases to zero within one switching cycle and a sampling voltage signal representing an output voltage; and
wherein the first time information is detected from a primary side to obtain a detection signal representing the first time information, and a state of the main power switch transistor is adjusted through a primary control circuit according to the detection signal representing the first time information.

US Pat. No. 10,090,556

FLEXIBLE BATTERY, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND AUXILIARY BATTERY COMPRISING FLEXIBLE BATTERY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A flexible battery comprising:a plate-shaped electrode assembly; and
an exterior material in which the electrode assembly is encapsulated together with an electrolyte,
wherein the exterior material includes a first exterior material configured to cover a upper surface of the electrode assembly and a second exterior material configured to cover a lower surface of the electrode assembly,
wherein the electrode assembly and the exterior material are formed such that patterns for contraction and extension in a longitudinal direction have the same directionality when the flexible battery is bent,
and a first pattern formed on the exterior material and a second pattern formed on the electrode assembly, both patterns disposed such that crest portions and trough portions are formed in a longitudinal direction and formed such that crest portions are formed within each other,
wherein the first pattern formed on the first exterior material and a first pattern formed on the second exterior material are disposed such that crest portions are formed within each other.

US Pat. No. 10,089,913

PICTURE CONVERSION METHOD, PICTURE CONVERSION DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PICTURE CONVERSION, AND PICTURE DISPLAY SYSTEM

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. A picture conversion method for, when displaying a picture obtained from identical video data on a display device, converting the picture so that appearances of the picture visually come close to each other, the method comprisinga step of converting the picture by setting gradation characteristics when displaying the picture at a second display luminance, so that an inter-close gradation JND corresponding value difference at the second display luminance comes close to an inter-close gradation JND corresponding value difference at a first display luminance in a target gradation range which is at least part of an entire gradation range,
wherein the gradation characteristics are set in such a manner that the inter-close gradation JND corresponding value difference at the second display luminance is a value obtained by multiplying the inter-close gradation JND corresponding value difference at the first display luminance by a correction factor, and
wherein the first display luminance and the second display luminance are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,089,649

ADVERTISING OF UNIQUELY IDENTIFIABLE OBJECTS

LONG TAIL VENTURES, INC.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for rule-based distribution of PPC (pay-per-click) sponsored online advertisements related to uniquely identifiable objects displayed on web pages, in an advertising exchange server, the method comprising:receiving identification information for one or more uniquely identifiable objects from a publisher server, the one or more uniquely identifiable objects for display by a publisher web site, wherein a uniquely identifiable object comprises an object that is individually identified amongst physically identical objects;
querying a database, at the advertising exchange server, for a plurality of sponsored online advertisements that are based on the identification information and eligible for display, the advertising exchange server maintaining third-party sponsored online listings submitted by third-party marketers for advertising, the advertising exchange server being independent of a plurality of publishing devices that display third-party sponsored online listings, wherein each uniquely identifiable object has an individual PPC value, the advertising exchange server determining the plurality of sponsored online advertisements by matching each advertisement of the plurality of sponsored online advertisements against the one or more uniquely identifiable objects based on attributes of the individual PPC value of each uniquely identifiable object; and
sending one or more of the plurality of sponsored online advertisements for uniquely identifiable objects responsive to the identification information; and
in response to one of the one or more uniquely identifiable objects being selected for display by the publisher web site, verifying that the one of the one or more sponsored online advertisements remains eligible for display with respect to pay-per click budget.

US Pat. No. 10,087,987

ROTATING MACHINE WITH AT LEAST ONE ACTIVE MAGNETIC BEARING AND SPACED AUXILIARY ROLLING BEARINGS

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A rotating machine comprising:a shaft;
a casing;
at least one main magnetic bearing connected to the shaft for rotatably supporting said shaft;
a first auxiliary rolling bearings and a second auxiliary rolling bearing positioned axially spaced and radially between the shaft and the casing to support axial and radial loads, each of said first and second auxiliary rolling bearings including an inner ring, an outer ring and at least one row of rolling elements positioned between the respective inner ring and the outer ring; and
a first axial abutment and a second axial abutment positioned on the shaft to transmit axial loads to the inner rings of the first and second auxiliary rolling bearings, wherein the first and second auxiliary rolling bearings are positioned between the first and second axial abutments;
a spacer axially positioned between facing faces of the inner rings of said first and second auxiliary rolling bearings and mounted in axial contact with said faces for the transmission of the axial loads between said inner rings of the first and second auxiliary rolling bearings,
a first axial retainer positioned on the casing and located axially between facing faces of the outer rings of the first and second auxiliary rolling bearings for the transmission of the axial loads between at least one of said outer rings of the first and second auxiliary rolling bearings and the casing; and
a second axial retainer positioned on the casing and located axially at an axial end face of the outer ring of the first auxiliary rolling bearing for the transmission of the axial load between the outer ring of the first auxiliary bearing and the casing; and
wherein the first axial retainer is spaced from the outer ring of the first auxiliary rolling bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,086,974

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PALLET SIZING AND PUCKING

EXPRESS SCRIPTS STRATEGIC...

1. A pharmaceutical order filling system comprising:an order processing device to receive pharmaceutical orders;
a plurality of pucks including a first group of pucks adapted to receive a first set of containers and a second group of pucks adapted to receive a second set of containers, the containers being from the first set of containers or the second set of containers; and
a pallet sizing and pucking device coupled to the order processing device, the pallet sizing and pucking device including a plurality of pucking stations adapted to configure a pallet having a plurality of inserts with a plurality of pucks associated with a pharmaceutical order,
wherein the pallet sizing and pucking device includes:
a gripper assembly including a plurality of gripper heads, each gripper head adapted to grip and to release each puck of the plurality of pucks, wherein each gripper head is one of biased opened and biased closed, wherein each gripper head of the plurality of gripper heads is an independently actuated, pneumatic gripper head adapted to grip and to release each puck of the plurality of pucks, and wherein the plurality of gripper heads are adapted to align with a row of inserts of the plurality of inserts;
a puck conveyor that circulates a group of the plurality of pucks among the plurality of pucking stations, a first puck conveyor adapted to circulate the first group of the plurality of pucks, a second puck conveyor that is adapted to circulate the second group of the plurality of pucks, and a puck holding area, wherein the puck holding area comprises a portion of the puck conveyor and a stop unit; and
wherein at least one pucking station of the plurality of pucking stations includes a robot arm, the robot arm adapted to selectively place at least one of the pucks onto the pallet and to selectively remove at least one of the pucks from the pallet, wherein the robot arm is adapted to selectively remove the puck from the puck holding area when the puck is gripped by the gripper assembly and to selectively place the puck over an insert of the plurality of inserts when the puck is released by the gripper assembly, and wherein the robot arm is adapted to selectively place a group of the plurality of pucks onto a row of inserts of the plurality of inserts, each puck being from at least one of the first group of the plurality of pucks and the second group of the plurality of pucks.

US Pat. No. 10,086,772

SUPPORTING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Workshops for Warriors, ...

1. A portable electronic device mount apparatus, comprising:a frame that comprises a channel sized to receive a vehicle identifier, the frame further comprising at least one aperture to receive a fastener to secure the frame to a vehicle; and
at least one tab that is integrally formed with, and extends from an edge of, the frame, the tab comprising a planar surface sized to receive an image capture device secured to the frame, the tab comprising a slot defined between ridges that protrude from the planar surface, the slot sized and positioned to receive a portion of the image capture device secured to the frame, the planar surface of the tab located on a first side of the frame, and the channel located on a second side of the frame opposite the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,086,339

POLYMERS AND MEMBRANES FOR SEPARATION OF POLAR ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM AQUEOUS MIXTURES AND METHODS OF USING

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECT...

1. A pervaporation membrane comprising a polymer having a contact angle with water that is greater than or equal to 90° and a contact angle with 1,3-propane diol that is less than 90° wherein the polymer comprises allylcyclohexylamine functionalized polysiloxane or repeating units derived from an allylcyclohexylamine based acrylate.

US Pat. No. 10,091,842

AC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND AC LED DRIVE METHODS AND APPARATUS

LYNK LABS, INC., Elgin, ...

1. An LED driver comprising:an input of a first voltage and a first frequency, wherein the first voltage is an AC voltage;
the LED driver connected to at least one LED circuit and providing an output of a second voltage and a second frequency to the at least one LED circuit, wherein the second voltage is either a rectified DC voltage or a rectified AC voltage and wherein the second frequency of the output is a relatively higher frequency than the first frequency of the input; and
wherein the LED driver includes a voltage regulator which regulates the second voltage at a relatively fixed level with respect to changes in an LED load connected to the output of the LED driver.

US Pat. No. 10,091,832

CALL FAILURE REDUCTION

AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A computerized method of directing a mobile user to a redirect server when a mobile user session experiences session startup failure thereby reducing repeated attempts to establish a session during session startup failure, the computerized method comprising:receiving, by a computing device in a packet gateway (PGW), a first request to create a mobile session in a mobile network for a mobile device;
transmitting, by the computing device, a second request to a server, the second request associated with an inquiry regarding a status of the mobile device;
receiving, by the computing device, a call failure indication from the server for the mobile device;
transmitting, by the computing device, an indication of call success to a serving gateway (SGW);
creating, by the computing device, a redirect session such that the mobile device is directed to a redirect server during the redirect session; and
closing, by the computing device, the redirect session, the method of closing the redirect session comprising:
determining, by the computing device, a number of sessions closed within a first time period; and
closing, by the computing device, the redirect session when a timer associated with a second time period expires and the number of sessions closed within the first time period do not exceed a threshold number of closed sessions;
thereby reducing repeated attempts to establish a session during session startup failure.

US Pat. No. 10,089,547

DETECTION, CHARACTERIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF ADVERSE AIRBORNE PHENOMENA

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. An aircraft system for detecting and presenting information relating to adverse airborne phenomena along a flight route of the aircraft, the system comprising:a data acquisition unit, comprising an imaging unit configured to acquire a plurality of infrared (IR) images of the external environment of said aircraft, said imaging unit comprising:
an IR detector, configured to detect IR radiation; and
a tunable spectral filter (TSF), configured to selectively transmit at least one IR wavelength band of incident light to said IR detector,
wherein said imaging unit is configured to acquire wideband IR images of said environment when operating in a first mode, and configured to acquire narrowband IR images of said environment, each of said narrowband IR images respective of a different IR spectral band, when operating in a second mode;
a data analysis unit, configured to receive and process the IR images acquired by said imaging unit, to detect and determine at least one characteristic of at least one adverse airborne phenomenon in said environment, based on at least the spectral signatures of environmental features in said narrowband IR images; and
a display unit, configured to dynamically display a visual representation of the detected adverse airborne phenomenon and determined characteristic thereof, overlaid onto a view of said external environment displayed to an operator of said aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,088,876

MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A mounting apparatus for a hard disk drive comprising: a bracket comprising: a bottom plate; and at least two side plates parallel to each other and perpendicularly connected to two parallel sides of the bottom plate; and a receiving space defined by the bottom plate and the at least two side plates; and at least one latching unit rotatable connected to a lower side of one of the at least two side plates, wherein a free end of the at least one latching unit defines a latching portion; wherein an upper side of the side plate defines a latching slot corresponding to the latching portion; and when the latching unit is rotated to abut the side plate, the latching portion is latched in the latching slot and resists against a hard disk drive received in the receiving space; wherein the latching unit comprises a latching plate, and the latching portion is a post connected to an inner side of the latching plate.

US Pat. No. 10,086,127

DETECTING DEVICE FOR A MEDIUM INSIDE A TUBE PORTION

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A detecting device for a medium inside a tube portion, the detecting device comprising:at least one light source arranged at a first position relative to the tube portion adapted to be transilluminated with light and configured to irradiate light onto the tube portion in a light path;
a detector unit arranged at a second position relative to the tube portion and configured to receive light from the at least one light source passed through the tube portion and to analyze a medium inside the tube portion in a spatially resolving manner;
a homogenizing device arranged between the at least one light source and the tube portion and configured, for detecting and quantifying differences in brightness due to local differences of the medium inside the tube portion, to create at least one of a homogenous or isotropic distribution of the light from the at least one light source before the light enters the tube portion, the homogenizing device including a light absorbing substance introduced to the homogenizing device at predetermined concentrations to provide a variably light-absorbing function of the homogenizing device, the light absorbing substance introduced to the homogenizing device along a direction perpendicular to a transilluminating direction in predetermined areas of the homogenizing device; and
first and second walls between which at least one of the at least one light source or the homogenizing device is arranged, wherein the first and second walls extend in a longitudinal direction bordering the light path and without interrupting the light path.

US Pat. No. 10,087,397

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING BIOPRODUCTS

FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LP...

1. A process for making a fatty acid alkyl ester from a mixture comprising a fatty acid glyceride; a fatty acid and at least one component selected from the group consisting of a gum, a suspended solid, a dissolved metal, and combinations thereof, comprising:a) purifying the mixture by:
i) contacting the mixture with water;
ii) separating the mixture to reduce the amount of at least one component from the mixture while the amount of fatty acid relative to the amount of fatty acid glyceride in the mixture is substantially the same; and
iii) drying the mixture; and
b) contacting the purified mixture from step a) with an alcohol and a supported heterogeneous acid catalyst in a first fixed bed reactor and performing esterification of fatty acids and transesterification of fatty acid glycerides to produce a first reaction mixture comprising a fatty acid alkyl ester, wherein said heterogeneous acid catalyst comprises one or more metals selected from the group consisting of molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr);
c) transferring at least a portion of the first reaction mixture to a second fixed bed reactor,
d) contacting the transferred portion of the first reaction mixture with additional alcohol and said heterogeneous acid catalyst and performing esterification of fatty acids and transesterification of fatty acid glycerides to produce a second reaction mixture comprising a fatty acid alkyl ester, unreacted alcohol, and glycerin; wherein the acid number of the second reaction mixture is less than about 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 0.2, or 0.1.

US Pat. No. 10,086,530

PROTECTION OF WOOD

Stora Enso Oyj, Helsinki...

1. A method of treating wood having a surface, comprising contacting the surface with at least one organic phosphonate salt of Formula III in a liquid phase in order to chemically modify the wood by chemical reaction between the organic phosphonate salt(s) and hydroxyl groups of the wood, wherein the organic phosphonate salts are of Formula IIIwherein R1 is a hydrogen radical or an alkyl or aryl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and R2 is a phosphonium ion substituted by one or more groups selected from the group of linear or branched alkyl radicals, said alkyl radicals having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or a mixture thereof, or an aryl radical having 4 to 24 carbon atoms said aryl radical optionally comprising at least one heteroatom selected from O, N and S, said alkyl and said aryl radical optionally being substituted with 1 to 10 substituents selected from hydroxyl, carboxy, halo, amino, and thio groups.

US Pat. No. 10,091,852

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REDUCING NOISE AT LIGHT SENSING DEVICE

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:supplying light energy from a light emitting device principally along a first axis to a work piece;
orienting retro-reflected light along the first axis toward the light emitting device, wherein the retro-reflected light is reflected from the work piece, a reflective surface of a reflector, or a refracting lens;
collimating the light energy via a surface positioned between the light emitting device and the work piece;
sensing the light energy with a light sensing device oriented along a second axis, wherein the second axis is oriented orthogonally to the first axis; and
adjusting the light energy in response to the sensed light energy;
wherein the light sensing device is within an opening in a wall of a reflector housing, and wherein the opening in the wall of the reflector housing is between the light emitting device and the refracting lens.

US Pat. No. 10,090,946

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CALCULATING AVERAGE RECEIVED POWER

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A method for calculating an indication of power of a received radio signal, the method comprising:receiving, in a receiver, a plurality of logarithmic values, wherein the logarithmic values represent in logarithmic domain a sequence of measurements of power of the received radio signal; and
determining, in circuitry, an average received power based on the plurality of logarithmic values, wherein determining comprises:
summing first and the second logarithmic values of the plurality of logarithmic values, wherein a sum of the first and the second logarithmic value is calculated by comparing the first and the second logarithmic values, determining the largest value of the first and the second logarithmic values based on the comparison, and adding a rest value to the determined largest value, wherein the rest value is based on a difference between the first and the second logarithmic values and is determined by a look-up in a table and is approximated to zero if the difference between the first and the second logarithmic values is larger than a set threshold,
wherein summing of the plurality of logarithmic values is performed by a recursive procedure including a plurality of summations of the first and second logarithmic values such that the first and the second logarithmic value in individual summations of the recursive procedure represent substantially same number of power measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,090,071

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPOSING OF ONE OR MORE RADIOACTIVE COMPONENTS FROM NUCLEAR REACTORS OF NUCLEAR PLANTS

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A system for disposing of one or more radioactive components from a nuclear reactor of a nuclear plant, the system comprising:a first receptacle configured to receive the one or more radioactive components;
a frame configured to support the first receptacle in the nuclear reactor, the frame including framework extending between opposite ends of the frame, the framework at least partially defining an interior space of the frame, the frame configured to support the first receptacle within the interior space at least partially defined by the framework; and
a device configured to separate the one or more radioactive components into two or more portions during lowering of the one or more radioactive components into the first receptacle, the device including a cutter configured to separate the one or more radioactive components into two or more portions;
wherein the device comprises a guide configured to assist in lowering the one or more radioactive components through the device and into the first receptacle, the guide including an inclined surface extending along a longitudinal axis of the first receptacle, the inclined surface configured to be permanently fixed in relation to the frame during the separating, the guide configured to be distal from the first receptacle in relation to the cutter, such that the inclined surface is configured to direct the one or more radioactive components towards the cutter.

US Pat. No. 10,089,526

EYELID SHAPE ESTIMATION

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A method for eye tracking, comprising:under control of a hardware processor:
generating an eye-box over an eye in an eye image for determining an eye pose of the eye in the eye image, wherein the eye pose comprises a direction toward which the eye is looking,
wherein the eye-box has an upper edge and a lower edge,
wherein the upper edge overlays a portion of an upper eyelid of the eye, and
wherein the lower edge overlays a portion of a lower eyelid of the eye;
generating a plurality of radial lines extending from approximately the center of the eye-box to the upper edge or the lower edge;
determining candidate points on the plurality of radial lines using an edge detector;
determining parameters of a parabolic fit curve from a subset of the candidate points, wherein the parabolic fit curve is an estimation of an eyelid shape of the eye in the eye image;
determining a score of the parabolic fit curve is above a threshold score using the parameters of the parabolic fit curve;
determining that the parabolic fit curve is a preferred estimation of the eyelid shape of the eye in the eye image; and
determining the eye pose of the eye in the eye image using parameters of the preferred estimation of the eyelid shape; and
tracking the eye in the eye image using the eye pose of the eye in the eye image.

US Pat. No. 10,088,839

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION ADVISORY FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating real-time performance advisories for a centrifugal compressor of a fleet of centrifugal compressors, the method implemented using a computer device coupled to a user interface and a memory device, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor associated with the computer device, an actual thermodynamic signature of the centrifugal compressor, that is unique to the centrifugal compressor;
receiving, by the processor associated with the computer device, centrifugal compressor process parameter values during operation of the centrifugal compressor;
determining, by the processor associated with the computer device, in real-time, an actual performance of the centrifugal compressor using the centrifugal compressor process parameter values and a polytrophic thermodynamic algorithm;
determining, by the processor associated with the computer device, in real-time, a predicted performance of the centrifugal compressor using the received actual thermodynamic signature of the centrifugal compressor and a set of thermodynamic transformation-real gas behavior based equations of state;
determining, by the processor associated with the computer device, a performance deviation of the centrifugal compressor using the actual performance of the centrifugal compressor and the predicted performance of the centrifugal compressor;
comparing, by the processor associated with the computer device, the performance deviation of the centrifugal compressor to a predetermined threshold range of performance deviation;
determining, by the processor associated with the computer device, a severity of the performance deviation of the centrifugal compressor based on a degradation of centrifugal compressor performance and a difficulty of mitigating the degradation; and
generating and sending, by the processor associated with the computer device, a notification to a user, based on the determined severity, wherein the notification to the user includes advisory steps to identify sources of a failure that is causing the performance deviation of the centrifugal compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,088,187

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS BASED ON DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM USING SAME

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. An air conditioning system monitoring system based on distributed power generation, applied to an air conditioning system based on distributed power generation, wherein the air conditioning system comprises distributed power generation devices and inherent devices in the air conditioning system, the inherent devices in the air conditioning system is powered by the distributed power generation devices or by the distributed power generation devices and the mains supply; and the air conditioning system monitoring system comprises:a distributed power generation monitoring subsystem, configured to monitor power generation status information of the distributed power generation devices;
a heating and ventilating energy management subsystem, configured to monitor power consumption status information of the inherent devices in the air conditioning system; and
a main monitoring system, configured to obtain the power generation status information and the power consumption status information, and comprehensively monitor and control the air conditioning system based on the power generation status information and the power consumption status information, wherein the main monitoring system comprises:
a first main control subunit, configured to obtain and store the power generation status information, and send the power consumption status information to the distributed power generation monitoring subsystem;
a second main control subunit, configured to obtain and store the power consumption status information, and send the power generation status information to the heating and ventilating energy management subsystem; and
a third main control subunit, configured to generate a main control instruction based on at least one of the power generation status information and the power consumption status information, wherein the main control instruction comprises at least one of a first main control instruction to control power generation status of the distributed power generation devices and a second main control instruction to control power consumption status of the inherent devices in the air conditioning system, and
wherein the distributed power generation monitoring subsystem and the heating and ventilating energy management subsystem are configured to exchange data with the main monitoring system by using a first transmission protocol respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,086,996

CONTAINER FOR RECEIVING MULTIPLE FLEXIBLE BAG ASSEMBLIES

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A container, comprising:a housing having a waste chamber configured to receive a waste disposal unit, the waste chamber comprising:
a top lid attached to the housing through a lid hinge;
an internal lid attached to the housing through the lid hinge, and which provides access to the waste chamber;
a first stationary support member adapted to receive a single-use bag of a flexible material attached to a frame, wherein the frame is releasably mounted to the housing and rotationally fixed with respect to the housing; and
a second stationary support member adapted to securely receive a cassette having a tubing of the flexible material packed therein; and
a rotatable member having a resilient opening through which a passage of the flexible material is provided, where in use the rotatable member twists a portion of the flexible material to seal the passage closed.

US Pat. No. 10,091,037

DPD SYSTEM

Datang Mobile Communicati...

1. A digital predistortion DPD system, the system comprises: a table lookup unit and a DPD processor, wherein the table look-up unit comprises first to fourth address conversion tables, first to Nth look-up-tables and a DPD coefficient combination processor; wherein the first to Nth look-up tables are multi-band look-up tables, N=2M, M is record length and a positive integer;the first address conversion table is configured to obtain a corresponding first bit sequence of second length according to a bit sequence of first length corresponding to amplitude of first signal at first band, wherein the first length is longer than the second length; the second address conversion table is configured to obtain a corresponding second bit sequence of the second length according to a bit sequence of the first length corresponding to amplitude of first signal at second band;
the third address conversion table is configured to obtain a corresponding third bit sequence of the second length according to a bit sequence of the first length corresponding to amplitude of second signal at the first band, wherein the second signal at the first band is obtained by delaying the first signal at the first band;
the fourth address conversion table is configured to obtain a corresponding fourth bit sequence of the second length according to a bit sequence of the first length corresponding to amplitude of second signal at the second band, wherein the second signal at the second band is obtained by delaying the first signal at the second band;
the ith look-up-table of the first to Nth look-up-tables, is configured to obtain an ith table look-up address by combining a bit sequence of the second length corresponding to a signal at the first band and a bit sequence of second length corresponding to a signal at the second band, and to look up an ith DPD coefficient according to the ith table look-up address, wherein 1 the DPD coefficient combination processor is configured to obtain a DPD coefficient by combining the first to the Nth DPD coefficients; and
the DPD processor is configured to perform DPD processing on signals at the first frequency using the DPD coefficient obtained by the DPD coefficient combination processor.

US Pat. No. 10,089,510

DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a device comprising a processor, azimuth information of a lens relative to a display plane;
determining a desired display area in the display plane of display content of the display plane according to the azimuth information; and
adjusting a display position of the display content on the display plane according to the display area, resulting in an adjusted display position of the display content on the display plane, to cause the adjusted display position to match the desired display area.

US Pat. No. 10,088,722

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS WHICH INCLUDE REPAIR WIRING FOR REPAIRING A DISCONNECTION IN LEAD-OUT WIRING

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display panel comprising:a plurality of display elements disposed in a display region in a matrix manner;
signal input parts to which signals to be supplied to the plurality of display elements are input;
a plurality of signal wirings which connect the plurality of display elements and the signal input parts, wherein at least a part of the signal wirings is provided with a meander wiring part whose wiring is meandered;
a repair wiring for repairing disconnection at the meander wiring part; and
an insulation layer which is provided between the signal wiring and the repair wiring,
wherein the meander wiring part comprises:
a plurality of parallel wiring parts which are provided substantially parallel to a portion of the signal wirings in the display region; and
a plurality of cross wiring parts which extend in a second direction intersecting a first direction in which the parallel wiring part extends and are aligned along the first direction,
wherein the plurality of parallel wiring parts includes:
two or more first parallel wiring parts which connect first end potions on one side in the second direction at two adjacent cross wiring parts; and
one or more second parallel wiring parts which connect second end portions on the other side in the second direction at two adjacent cross wiring parts, and
wherein the repair wiring is disposed so as to overlap with the first parallel wiring parts and not to overlap with any of the second parallel wiring parts and the cross wiring parts.

US Pat. No. 10,088,287

SPIN-STABILIZED NON-LETHAL PROJECTILE WITH A SHEAR-THINNING FLUID

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A marking projectile comprising:a frangible shell of a polymeric material having an interior cavity; and
a shear-thinning fluid within the interior cavity, the shear-thinning fluid comprising an emulsifying agent chosen from glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, petrolatum, glycol strearate, and mixtures thereof, and further comprising a colorant;
wherein the shear-thinning fluid has a spin-stabilizing viscosity that is greater than an impact dispersing viscosity, such that the impact dispersing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid decreases with the rate of shear at impact with a target, and the impact dispersing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid is less than about 30 Pa·s at a shear rate of about 20 Hz or greater at about 25° C., and the spin-stabilizing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid is greater than about 130 Pa·s at shear rates less than about 2 Hz at about 25° C. in order to spin-stabilize the projectile.

US Pat. No. 10,088,092

THERMAL INSULATION SHEET, HYBRID THERMAL INSULATION SHEET, AND THERMAL INSULATION PANEL

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A hybrid heat insulation sheet comprising:a heat insulation sheet including an outer shell with a hollow portion therein, and a phase change material (PCM) that is positioned in the hollow portion and that absorbs heat transferred from the outer shell; and
at least one reinforcing sheet that is contacting one surface, both surfaces or the entire surface of the heat insulation sheet,
wherein the reinforcing sheet is a heat radiation member; and
wherein the heat radiation member comprises a first radiating layer having a first conductivity; and a second radiating layer having a second conductivity bonded on the first radiating layer, and the first conductivity of the first radiating layer is lower than the second conductivity of the second radiating layer, and the first radiating layer is attached to, contacts or approaches a heat generating component.

US Pat. No. 10,087,644

WATER SPRAYING DEVICE FOR INFLATABLE POOL

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. An inflatable pool assembly comprising:an inner wall defining a water cavity;
an outer wall cooperating with the inner wall to define an inflatable chamber;
a plurality of water sprayers spaced around the water cavity, each of the plurality of water sprayers comprising:
a suction module positioned at least partially within the inflatable chamber and having an air inlet positioned at the outer wall;
an outlet module positioned at least partially within the inflatable chamber and having a mixed outlet positioned at the inner wall, wherein the mixed outlet is in fluid communication with the air inlet and a water inlet;
a connecting pipe between the suction module and the outlet module; and
a water inlet valve positioned within the inflatable chamber and coupled to each outlet module of the plurality of water sprayers by at least one pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,090,630

LASER IGNITION DEVICE PROVIDED WITH TRANSMISSIVE REFLECTIVE FILM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A laser ignition device that ignites an air-fuel mixture introduced into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine by condensing oscillated light having high energy density, the laser ignition device comprising:an excitation light source that emits coherent excitation light;
a laser resonator that oscillates oscillated light having high energy density by being irradiated with the excitation light; and
condensing means that condenses the oscillated light oscillated by the laser resonator,
wherein:
a collimate lens is provided between the excitation light source and the laser resonator, the collimate lens modulating the excitation light transmitted from the excitation light source to be incident light of the laser resonator, the collimate lens including an end surface having a plane shape on an incident side where the excitation light is on incident;
a light-transmissive-reflective film is provided between the excitation light source and the laser resonator, the light-transmissive-reflective film permeating the excitation light having short wavelength and reflecting oscillated light leakage leaked from the laser resonator to an excitation light source side, the oscillated light leakage being a part of the oscillated light having long wavelength; and
the light-transmissive-reflective film is disposed on the end surface having the plane shape of the collimate lens and/or an end surface having a plane shape on an incident side the laser resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,089,308

METHOD FOR USING REDUNDANT DATA ELIMINATION TO ACCELERATE STORAGE SYSTEM SCANNING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for use in a computer system comprising at least one mapping layer that makes available a plurality of storage objects, and a storage system that stores data in each of the plurality of storage objects in one or more data blocks, the method comprising:reducing space usage on the storage system, using a redundant data elimination tool, of at least some redundant data by sharing at least one of the data blocks among multiple storage objects;
generating information about the at least one of the data blocks shared among multiple storage objects, wherein the information identifies the storage objects that include shared data blocks;
assigning to the plurality of storage objects a scanning priority based at least in part on the information about the at least one of the data blocks shared among multiple storage objects, wherein a higher scanning priority is assigned for storage objects having redundant data blocks shared among multiple storage objects over storage objects that do not include a shared data block; and
performing, using at least one scanning tool, at least one scanning operation on at least some of the plurality of storage objects wherein ones of the storage objects having a higher scanning priority are scanned prior to ones of the objects having a lower scanning priority.

US Pat. No. 10,088,348

ULTRASONIC GAS FLOW METER BASED ON FPGA AND DSP

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. An ultrasonic gas flow meter transmitter based on FPGA and DSP, wherein the ultrasonic gas flow meter transmitter consists of ultrasonic gas transducers and sensor components, transmitting/receiving signal channel switch circuits, a driving signal generation and amplification circuit, an echo signal conditioning and collection circuit, a time sequential controlling and signal processing circuit, a man-machine interface, a serial communication module and a power management module;the ultrasonic gas transducers and sensor components are fixed on a gas pipeline;
the driving signal generation and amplification circuit consists of a high speed DAC signal generation and output circuit, a driving signal voltage and power amplification circuit;
the echo signal conditioning and collection circuit consists of a voltage amplification circuit, a bandpass filter circuit, an automatic gain control circuit, a single-ended-to-differential conversion circuit, a biasing circuit and a high speed ADC signal collection and conversion circuit;
the time sequential controlling and signal processing circuit consists of a FPGA circuit system and a DSP circuit system, the FPGA circuit system mainly consists of a FPGA chip, a FPGA chip serial configurator circuit, and a FPGA chip reset and configuration button circuit; the DSP circuit system mainly consists of a DSP chip and a DSP chip booting mode selection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,088,273

HOLSTER HAVING A SLIDABLE LOCKING ELEMENT

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A holster for a handgun, comprising:a holster body with a front wall, a rear wall, and a pair of opposing left and right sidewalls defining an at least partial cavity;
a lever positioned at one of the opposed side walls having a finger button portion for receiving a user's index finger, the lever further having a trigger guard engagement portion positioned rearwardly of the finger button portion, wherein said lever includes a locking projection extending from at least a portion of said engagement portion, wherein said lever is pivotally attached or coupled to at least a portion of said holster, between said finger button portion and said engagement portion; and
a locking slider, slidably attached or coupled to at least a portion of said holster rearwardly of the finger button portion such that said locking slider is repeatably slidable between a locked position and an unlocked position, and wherein at least a portion of a body portion of said locking slider is positioned above at least a portion of said engagement portion of said lever when said locking slider is in said locked position wherein the locking slider is constrained in a slot in one of the side walls and the locking slider body portion is at least partially in the slot and the locking slider has a finger engaging portion outside of the slot and projecting only to the left or only to the right of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,088,269

FIREARM WITH INTEGRATED POWER SOURCE

SIG SAUER, INC., Newingt...

1. A firearm comprising:a grip;
a barrel assembly frame connected to the grip;
a trigger guard connected to the grip and the barrel assembly frame;
an elongate conductor frame disposed within the firearm having a first frame end and a second frame end, the first frame end disposed within the grip and the second frame end disposed at an end of the barrel assembly frame opposite the grip; and
a conductor in contact with the elongate conductor frame, wherein the conductor comprises
a first conductor end disposed proximate to the first frame end of the elongate conductor frame, the first conductor end including at least one electrical contact point, and
a second conductor end disposed proximate the second frame end of the elongate conductor frame.

US Pat. No. 10,086,689

VENTING VALVE

MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems ...

1. A ventilation valve for a fuel tank, comprising: a ventilation inlet for fluidic connection to a ventilation line of the fuel tank; a ventilation outlet for fluidic connection to outer surroundings of the ventilation valve; a filler neck opening for fluidic connection to a filler neck of the fuel tank; a first closure body of low density; a first sealing seat for the first closure body; a second closure body of high density; a second sealing seat for the second closure body which is different from the first sealing seat; a first chamber in fluidic connection with the ventilation outlet and the filler neck opening; and a second chamber in fluidic connection with the ventilation inlet and the filler neck opening such that the first chamber is not in direct fluidic connection with the second chamber, wherein in an installed position, the first sealing seat is arranged spatially above the first closure body and the second sealing seat is arranged spatially above the second closure body,wherein the first closure body, the first sealing seat, the second closure body, and the second sealing seat are arranged in or on the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,086,286

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING PARTICIPANT LIKENESS FOR A VIDEO GAME CHARACTER

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system comprising:a memory comprising instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to:
identify a target participant in multiple videos of one or more live events, the multiple videos recorded from a plurality of camera angles;
generate a set of poses of the target participant from the multiple videos based on poses of a character model selected from a stored set of poses for the character model, the selection based on a movement type or game stimulus;
generate a graphic dataset for the movement type or game stimulus based on the generated set of poses; and
store the graphic dataset to assist in rendering a game character representative of the target participant during gameplay of a video game.
US Pat. No. 10,087,511

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH MANGANESE HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET WITH EXCELLENT COATABILITY AND ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH, AND HIGH MANGANESE HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET MANUFACTURED BY SAID METHOD

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprising, by wt %, carbon (C): 0.3% to 1%, manganese (Mn): 8% to 25%, silicon (Si): 0.1% to 3%, aluminum (Al): 0.01% to 8%, chromium (Cr): 0.1% to 2%, titanium (Ti): 0.01% to 0.2%, boron (B): 0.0005% to 0.01%, nickel (Ni): 0.01% to 2%, tin (Sn): 0.06% to 0.2%, and a balance of iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities,wherein discontinuous particle-shaped Si oxides of a thickness of 5 ?m to 10 ?m are formed on the steel sheet before the steel sheet is hot-dip galvanized, and non-galvanized regions of the high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet have an average diameter of 1 mm or less, including 0 mm, and
wherein the high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1200 MPa or greater and an elongation of 7% or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,091,862

SYSTEM COMPRISING A CONTROLLING DEVICE AND A CONTROLLED DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system comprising:at least one controlling device, wherein said at least one controlling device is a sensor,
at least one controlled device, wherein said at least one controlled device is an electrical device and wherein said at least one controlling device and said at least one controlled device are connected to the same communication network,
a trigger unit for generating a trigger signal, and
an assigning unit for assigning all unassigned controlling devices of the at least one controlling device to corresponding unassigned controlled devices of that at least one controlled device in response to determining that at least one of said unassigned controlling devices is connected to the communication network if the trigger signal has been generated,
wherein the system is adapted such that a given controlling device of said at least one controlling device controls a given controlled device of said at least one controlled device, if the given controlling device has been assigned to the given controlled device.

US Pat. No. 10,091,836

FACILITATING WIRELESS CONNECTIONS USING A BLE BEACON

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method for communicating audio or video data, the method comprising:communicating, over a first wireless network, with a beacon device using Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) communications protocol to check in to a location, wherein said communicating includes:
receiving a broadcast identifier from the beacon device;
receiving a digital signature;
verifying the broadcast identifier and the digital signature; and
in response to verifying the broadcast identifier and the digital signature, indicating the check in to the beacon device;
receiving credentials from the beacon device over the first wireless network using the BLE communications protocol, the credentials for authenticating to a second wireless network that is different from the first wireless network; and
authenticating to the second wireless network using the credentials, the authenticating for establishing a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection on the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,091,786

WIDEBAND BEACON CHANNEL FOR FREQUENCY HOPPING SYSTEMS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a network master of a network, a beacon packet on a wideband, non-frequency hopping beacon channel;
receiving, by the network master, a request from a node to join the network, in response to the beacon packet;
adding, by the network master, the node to the network, in response to the step of receiving the request from the node; and
communicating, by the network master, with the node on a plurality of narrowband, frequency hopping channels, after adding the node to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,088,972

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CONVERSATIONS

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method comprising:under control of a service computing device configured with executable instructions,
obtaining an input from a first user of a first computing device;
determining, based at least in part on contextual information associated with at least one of the input or the first computing device:
a first virtual assistant via the first computing device, the first virtual assistant being associated with the first user and a first set of attributes;
a task to be performed associated with the user input or the first computing device; and
a second virtual assistant that is associated with a second user further associated with performance of the task, the second virtual assistant being associated with a second set of attributes;
sending a message on behalf of the first virtual assistant to the second virtual assistant requesting authorization for the first virtual assistant to communicate with the second virtual assistant;
determining that the second user has authorized the first virtual assistant to communicate with the second virtual assistant;
based at least in part on determining that the second user has authorized the first virtual assistant to communicate with the second virtual assistant, causing the first virtual assistant and the second virtual assistant to communicate;
providing a first dialog representation in a conversation user interface via the first computing device;
providing a second dialog representation in the conversation user interface via the second computing device, at least one of the first dialog representation or the second dialog representation including a natural language representation of a communication from at least one of the first virtual assistant or the second virtual assistant;
providing the natural language representation of the communication to a virtual assistant trainer interface via a third computing device that is used by a trainer of the first or second virtual assistants to submit feedback on the communication;
receiving the feedback submitted in the virtual assistant trainer interface at the service computing device; and
reconfiguring the respective attributes of the first or second virtual assistant based on the feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,087,542

ANODIZED ALUMINUM ALLOY PRODUCTS HAVING IMPROVED APPEARANCE AND/OR ABRASION RESISTANCE, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

3. A method comprising:(a) preparing an aluminum alloy body for anodizing, wherein the aluminum alloy is a 2xxx, a 5xxx, a 6xxx, or a 7xxx aluminum alloy;
(b) anodizing the aluminum alloy body, thereby producing an anodized aluminum alloy body having an anodic oxide zone;
(i) wherein the anodizing is selected from the group consisting of type II anodizing, type III anodizing, and combinations thereof;
(c) determining a preselected color tolerance of an intended viewing surface of the aluminum alloy body;
(i) wherein the preselected color tolerance comprises a target b* value;
(d) contacting the intended viewing surface of the anodized aluminum alloy body with an acid to decrease the yellowness of the anodized aluminum alloy body, thereby producing a prepared intended viewing surface of the anodized aluminum alloy body;
(i) wherein the acid is selected from the group consisting of nitric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid, sulfuric acid, and mixtures thereof;
(ii) wherein the contacting occurs for a time of from 1 minute to 60 minutes;
(iii) wherein the contacting occurs at a temperature of from 40° F. to 110° F.;
(iv) wherein, when the acid is the nitric acid, the concentration of the nitric acid is from 0.67 wt. % to 67 wt. %;
(v) wherein the contacting step is completed such that the intended viewing surface of the aluminum alloy body achieves the preselected color tolerance;
(vi) wherein the contacting step is completed such that the intended viewing surface of the aluminum alloy body achieves an actual b* value that is within the 1.0 units of the target b* value; and
(e) sealing, via a sealing solution, the prepared intended viewing surface of the anodized aluminum alloy body, wherein the sealing solution is free of colorants, and wherein the method excludes coloring of the anodic oxide zone via dyes.

US Pat. No. 10,091,915

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An electronic component package structure, comprising:a substrate having a set attachment area for attaching an electronic component;
a conductive lid having a top and a sidewall that extend toward the substrate, one side of the sidewall being proximate to the substrate and having a bonding end, the bonding end bonding the conductive lid to the substrate using a non-conductive adhesive, the conductive lid bonded to the substrate enclosing the attachment area and forming a shielding space over the attachment area, the conductive lid bonded to the substrate enclosing the attachment area and forming a shielding space over the attachment area;
the non-conductive adhesive being located between the substrate and the bonding end; and
a solder mask disposed on a surface of one side of the substrate facing the conductive lid, the solder mask comprising a first open window disposed in a position in which the non-conductive adhesive is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,091,892

LASER DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLDER MASK EXPOSURE

SHUZ TUNG MACHINERY INDUS...

1. A laser direct imaging system, comprising:a stage being subjected to an atmospheric environment;
a laser device configured to provide at least one laser beam to a surface of a solder mask-coated substrate located on the stage; and
an oxygen-reducing device, which during operation of the laser device continuously outputs an inert gas to a specific area of the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate where the laser beam is being aimed, and a peripheral area around the specific area such that the laser beam generated by the laser device is surrounded by the outputted inert gas, thereby separating the specific area of the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate from the atmospheric environment;
wherein the oxygen-reducing device includes a gas supply system for supplying the inert gas; and a chamber having an inlet connected to the gas supply system for entrance of the inert gas into the chamber, and an outlet facing the solder mask-coated substrate to allow the inert gas to flow across the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate;
wherein the laser beam generated by the laser device passes through the outlet of the chamber to the surface of the solder mask-coated, and the laser beam passing out of the outlet of the chamber is surrounded by the inert gas; and
wherein the laser device comprises a plurality of laser diodes arranged in a line to produce two or more laser beams; and the oxygen-reducing device further includes a flow guiding plate disposed in the outlet of the chamber, wherein the flow guiding plate defines a plurality of holes corresponding to the laser diodes in such a way that the laser beam emitted by each of the laser diodes is passed through the respective hole of the flow guiding plate to the solder mask-coated substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,091,799

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless power transmission system, the communication apparatus comprising:a communication unit; and
a controller configured to:
measure a state of at least one channel, for communication with a target device, other than a channel for wireless power transmission;
determine a communication channel available for the communication based on the measured state;
control the communication unit to communicate with the target device using the determined communication channel; and
control the communication unit to transmit an access instruction to the target device using the determined communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,091,787

REMOTE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:an antenna;
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, to execute the instructions to facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a first modulated signal operating in a first cellular band of a plurality of cellular bands, the first modulated signal conforming to a first signaling protocol;
selecting, according to a network condition, a first subcarrier from a plurality of subcarriers of a carrier wave to identify a selected first subcarrier for frequency conversion of the first modulated signal;
generating, via frequency shifting, a first frequency converted signal operating in the selected first subcarrier of the carrier wave by utilizing, according to the selected first subcarrier, a first carrier wave signal to mix with the first modulated signal operating in the first cellular band without modifying the first signaling protocol of the first modulated signal; and
transmitting, by the antenna, the first frequency converted signal operating in the first subcarrier for receipt by a first recipient antenna of a first recipient system of a plurality of systems, each system of the plurality of systems including a respective antenna, the plurality of systems forming a distributed antenna system, the first recipient antenna providing the first frequency converted signal to the first recipient system to convert the first frequency converted signal in the selected first subcarrier to the first modulated signal operating in the first cellular band for wireless delivery to a wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,090,509

PROTECTION ELEMENT

Littelfuse Japan G.K., T...

1. A protection device comprising:an annular PTC laminar element formed of a PTC composition and having a central throughhole and at least one surrounding throughhole;
an annular metal foil disposed on each main surface of the PTC laminar element and coaxial with the PTC laminar element;
an annular electrically conductive metal thin layer disposed on each of the metal foils and coaxial with the PTC laminar element; and
a fuse layer which is positioned on a side surface defining at least one of said at least one surrounding throughhole and electrically connecting the electrically conductive metal thin layers;
wherein the fuse layer comprises a first metal layer having a first thickness and a second metal layer having a second thickness greater than the first thickness, and wherein a side surface defining the central throughhole does not include a fuse layer disposed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,089,412

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING A SEARCH QUERY

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A computer-implemented method of processing a search query received from an electronic device associated with a user, the method executable at a server, the method comprising:executing a search based on the search query to generate search results, at least one of the search results being associated with a search result resource;
accessing a register comprising multiple entries, a first entry of the multiple entries comprising a first pair associating a first resource to a first transaction service identifier, the first transaction service identifier associating the first resource to a specific first transaction platform of a plurality of different transaction platforms, a second entry of the multiple entries comprising a second pair associating a second resource to a second transaction service identifier, the second resource being different from the first resource, the second transaction service identifier being different from the first transaction service identifier, the second transaction service identifier associating the second resource to a specific second transaction platform of the plurality of different transaction platforms, the specific second transaction platform being different from the specific first transaction platform, at least one of the first and second entries comprising at least one parameter differentiating the specific first transaction platform from the specific second transaction platform;
determining via the register that the search result resource associated with the at least one of the search results corresponds to the first resource;
determining, by processing the at least one parameter of the at least one of the first and second entries, that the first resource is associated with the specific first transaction platform of the plurality of different transaction platforms;
upon the determining that the search result resource associated with the at least one of the search results corresponds to the first resource of the multiple entries of the register and that the first resource is associated to the specific first transaction platform, generating a graphical component associated with the first transaction service identifier and the specific first transaction platform of the plurality of different transaction platforms;
inserting the graphical component within a search result page (SERP), the SERP comprising control logic to cause, as a result of an interaction of the user with the graphical component, the rendering of a frame within the SERP allowing the user to complete a transaction, without leaving the SERP, with the specific first transaction platform of the plurality of different transaction platforms; and
transmitting the SERP to the electronic device for rendering on a display of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,089,304

ENCODING AND ADAPTIVE, SCALABLE ACCESSING OF DISTRIBUTED MODELS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for translating a text, comprising:receiving the text in a source language;
partitioning the text into a plurality of segments;
obtaining, for each segment, one or more candidate translations in a target language;
for each of a plurality of possible n grams in each candidate translation:
identifying a respective partition of a language model containing the n gram, wherein each partition includes a subset of all n grams in the target language and statistical data for the same subset of n grams, each n gram being a sequence of n tokens in the target language, wherein n is a positive integer, and wherein each partition is maintained by a different server of a plurality of servers;
sending a lookup request to the server maintaining the respective partition containing the n-gram;
obtaining, from the server maintaining the respective partition containing the n-gram, statistical data for the n gram; and
determining, for each segment of the text, a best candidate translation of the one or more candidate translations based on the obtained statistical data.

US Pat. No. 10,088,632

OPTICAL FIBER STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR VARYING LASER BEAM PROFILE

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:a beam source for emission of an input laser beam;
a step-clad optical fiber having an input end and an output end opposite the input end, the step-clad optical fiber comprising (i) a central core having a first refractive index, (ii) surrounding the central core, a first cladding having a second refractive index, (iii) surrounding the first cladding, an annular core having a third refractive index, and (iv) surrounding the annular core, a second cladding having a fourth refractive index, wherein (i) the first refractive index is larger than the fourth refractive index, (ii) the third refractive index is larger than the fourth refractive index, and (iii) the second refractive index is smaller than the first refractive index and larger than the fourth refractive index;
an in-coupling mechanism for receiving the input laser beam and directing the input laser beam toward the input end of the step-clad optical fiber, whereby the input laser beam is in-coupled into the step-clad optical fiber and emitted from the output end of the step-clad optical fiber as an output beam; and
a controller for controlling the in-coupling mechanism to direct the input laser beam onto one or more in-coupling locations on the input end of the step-clad optical fiber, whereby at least one of a beam parameter product or a numerical aperture of the output beam is determined at least in part by the one or more in-coupling locations.

US Pat. No. 10,088,494

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MICROFLUIDIC SAMPLE ANALYSIS

PERKINELMER HEALTH SCIENC...

1. A method for analyzing a sample, comprising the steps of:A) for a calibration sample having a first attribute with an expected value, analyzing the calibration sample using a set of analysis parameters;
B) calculating a measured value of the first attribute of the calibration sample based at least in part on the analysis of step A);
C) comparing the measured value to the expected value to determine whether the measured value varies from the expected value by more than a threshold amount;
D) if the measured value varies from the expected value by more than the threshold amount, then
1) adjusting at least one of the set of analysis parameters to create an adjusted set of analysis parameters;
2) performing steps A)-D) iteratively using the adjusted set of analysis parameters until the measured value varies from the expected value by less than the threshold amount; and
E) if the measured value varies from the expected value by less than the threshold amount, then analyzing a test sample using the first set of analysis parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,085,603

VACUUM CLEANER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A vacuum cleaner, comprising:a first cleaning module to perform a cleaning of a floor; and
a second cleaning module detachably coupled to the first cleaning module and configured to perform a cleaning while detached from the first cleaning module, and
the second cleaning module, comprising:
a connecting pipe to deliver inlet force to an inlet of the first cleaning module while connected to the first cleaning module;
a handle connected to one side of the connecting pipe, having an inside space, and provided in a shape in which a rear surface thereof is open;
a connecting hose connecting the connecting pipe to a dust collector; and
a connector having a hose support provided to support the connecting hose, and to connect the connecting pipe to the connecting hose, and
the hose support is disposed to support the connecting hose curved along an inner side of the handle in a state that the connector is coupled to an inside space of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,091,908

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISSIPATING HEAT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat dissipation device comprising:a heat sink mounted on a substrate;
a first opening and a second opening that penetrate the heat sink arranged in parallel direction to the substrate, the first opening is arranged at a first distance from the substrate and the second opening is arranged at the first distance from the substrate;
a first heat receiving member disposed on a first electronic component mounted on the substrate;
a second heat receiving member disposed on a second electronic component mounted on the substrate; and
a first heat pipe and a second heat pipe, one end side of the first heat pipe is fixed to the first heat receiving member and other end side of the first heat pipe is inserted in the first opening and fixed at a first position, one end side of the second heat pipe is fixed to the second heat receiving member and other end side of the second heat pipe is inserted in the second opening and fixed at a second position,
wherein an inner diameter of the first and second openings in a perpendicular direction to a surface of the substrate is larger than a diameter of the first and second heat pipes in the perpendicular direction to the surface of the substrate, and
wherein a height of the second electronic component is higher than a height of the first electronic component, and the second position from the substrate is located higher than the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,091,891

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRINTING CIRCUITRY

Voltera Inc., Kitchener ...

1. An apparatus for printing circuitry comprising:a stage;
an attachment mechanism for affixing a printed circuit substrate onto the stage;
a carriage assembly for holding at least one dispensing head configured to express a flowable printed circuit board material onto the printed circuit substrate, wherein the at least one dispensing head includes:
a plunger; and
a piston detachably coupled to the plunger;
wherein the plunger is configured to be moved by the piston in a downward direction when the piston is coupled to the plunger to dispense the flowable printed circuit board material from the at least one dispensing head; and
wherein the plunger is configured to be freely displaced by the flowable printed circuit board material in an upward direction when the piston is detached from the plunger to terminate dispensing and avoid air being introduced into the at least one dispensing head;
a motorized mechanism for moving the dispensing head in relation to the printed circuit substrate; and,
a control circuit for receiving instructions representing a circuit pattern pathway for the flowable printed circuit board material on the printed circuit substrate and configured to activate the motorized mechanism and the dispensing head according to the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,091,820

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a terminal in a wireless environment, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), a signal transmitted via each of a plurality of downlink (DL) transmit (Tx) beams;
determining a DL Tx beam among the plurality of DL Tx beams based on a signal strength of the signal;
determining a random access channel (RACH) sequence that comprises information indicating the determined DL Tx beam based on information regarding a configuration of the RACH sequence; and
transmitting, to the BS, the RACH sequence,
wherein the information regarding the configuration of the RACH sequence is indicated by the BS to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,091,772

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION MEASUREMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for measuring channel state information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:considering a first subframe to be a reference resource on a Secondary Cell (SCell) for a channel state information (CSI) report, wherein the first subframe is a downlink (DL) subframe on the SCell; and
selecting a second subframe, and not the first subframe, as a reference resource on the SCell for the CSI report if the corresponding first subframe is not a DL subframe on a Primary Cell (PCell) or not a TDD (Time Division Duplex) special subframe on the PCell whose downlink portion is above a threshold on the PCell.

US Pat. No. 10,088,737

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR A CAMERA, CAMERA, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AS WELL AS MOTOR VEHICLE

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A housing assembly for a camera of a motor vehicle comprising:a camera housing for disposing the camera;
a connector housing for protecting an electrical connecting element of the motor vehicle and/or of the camera,
wherein the camera housing is connected to the connector housing such that the connector housing covers a backside of the camera housing at least one or more portions; and
a venting element for avoiding humidity in the camera housing and/or the connector housing,
wherein the camera housing has a first vent in the backside, and the venting element is disposed between the backside of the camera housing and the connector housing such that the venting element completely covers the first vent.

US Pat. No. 10,087,330

MESOPOROUS CARBON BLACK AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING SAME

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

17. Porous carbon having (i) a BET nitrogen surface area of from about 600 to about 1200 m2/g or from about 1500 to about 1800 m2/g, and (ii) a BET nitrogen surface area:STSA ratio of from 0.95 to 1.1.

US Pat. No. 10,091,319

PACKETCABLE CONTROLLER FOR VOICE OVER IP NETWORK

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method, comprising:beginning a call session between a first device and a second device;
receiving, at a first access gateway control function server, a first session initiation protocol (SIP) message sent from the first device;
converting the received first SIP message to a first network-based call signaling (NCS) message to be transmitted to the second device, wherein the converting comprises:
determining a voice calling feature from the first SIP message, wherein the voice calling feature is provided by a telephony application server and is selected using the first device; and
converting the voice calling feature into a format compatible with the first NCS message, wherein the format compatible with the first NCS message enables the voice calling feature to be made available to a user of the second device;
transmitting the first NCS message including the voice calling feature to the second device; and
ending the call session between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,090,588

SELECTIVELY CHROME PLATED VEHICLE RADOME AND VEHICLE RADIATOR GRILLE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING

SRG Global Inc., Warren,...

1. A selectively chrome plated radome for a vehicle, the selectively chrome plated radome comprising:one or more inner pieces each (i) formed of a non-plateable resin and (ii) defining an outer edge;
one or more decorative layers applied to a face of one of the one or more inner pieces, wherein the one or more decorative layers include at least one of (i) paint, (ii) a colored graphic, and (iii) a metalloid or a post-transition metal deposited via physical vapor deposition (PVD);
an outer piece formed of a plateable resin and arranged about and coupled to the outer edge of each inner piece; and
a chrome plating applied to an exposed surface of the outer piece.

US Pat. No. 10,089,673

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CREATING ELECTRONIC FORMS TO INCLUDE INTERNET LIST DATA

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:querying, via a server executing a form creating application, information provided by at least one network based on a search term;
receiving, by the form creating application, at least one web page as a result of the query;
extracting by the form creating application, at least one data table from the at least one web page, the at least one extracted data table comprising a plurality of individually selectable rows or a plurality of individually selectable columns;
including a column of the one or more individually selectable columns in the electronic form; and
when the selected column is selected to be copied into the electronic form, creating a form field in the electronic form and populating the form field as a drop down list containing the contents of the selected column via the form creating application.

US Pat. No. 10,087,680

BATTERY-POWERED WINDOW COVERING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A motorized window covering, comprising:a shade comprising an upper end and a lower end opposite the upper end;
a shade deployment assembly at the upper end that deploys the shade to cover a window, comprising:
a rotatable element connected to the shade that rotates to deploy and retract the shade;
a motor and gear assembly that rotates the rotatable element; and
one or more mounting brackets that mount the deployment assembly to a surface; one or more batteries that power the motor, the one or more batteries removably disposed in a housing connected to the shade at the lower end; and
wiring disposed in the shade and electrically coupling the motor to the one or more batteries.

US Pat. No. 10,086,580

HYBRID COMPONENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD

DIEHL AIRCABIN GMBH, Lau...

1. A hybrid component for an aircraft, comprising:a tubular basic element extending axially between a first axial end of the tubular basic element and a second axial end of the tubular basic element,
wherein the tubular basic element comprises a first portion and a second portion both extending axially between the first axial end and the second axial end of the tubular basic element,
wherein the first portion is formed of a plastics foam and has a first contact surface and a second contact surface both extending axially between the first axial end and the second axial end of the tubular basic element, wherein the first portion extends circumferentially between the first contact surface and the second contact surface,
wherein the second portion is formed of a fiber composite plastic, and the second portion is bonded to both the first contact surface and the second contact surface of the first portion to be circumferentially interposed between the first contact surface and the second contact surface,
wherein the first portion is of a single-layer structure and provides an airtight configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,091,904

STORAGE SLED FOR DATA CENTER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a sled of a data center, comprising:a frame to couple to a rack of the data center, the frame arranged to receive a plurality of storage devices;
a group of memory sockets to receive a plurality of memory modules comprising a combination of three-dimensional (3D) cross-point memory and another type of computer-readable memory, different than the 3D cross-point memory;
at least one storage resource processing circuit to couple to the plurality of storage devices and the plurality of memory modules; and
a dual-mode optical network interface operably coupled to the at least one storage resource processing circuit to couple the plurality of storage devices to a network fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,091,882

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE USING PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARD

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a printed-circuit board on which a plurality of circuit patterns are provided; and
a circuit switching component placed on the printed-circuit board, wherein
the circuit switching component includes a plurality of types of connection bus bars, and a bus bar support base on which any connection bus bar selected from the plurality of types of connection bus bars can be mounted and held,
respective connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns are disposed below the bus bar support base and arranged so as to be spaced apart from each other in an extension direction of the bus bar support base,
the plurality of types of connection bus bars are different from each other and are configured to engage different connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns so as to be electrically connected to the connection points, and wherein mounting any one of the plurality of connection bus bars to corresponding connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns provides a corresponding one of a
a plurality of types of circuit specifications.

US Pat. No. 10,091,756

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION OF WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless relay device comprising:a communication circuit that receives, from at least one external mobile electronic device, a location information message including GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device and information on a time at which the location of the external mobile electronic device has been measured; and
a processor configured to determine that reliability of the received GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device, wherein the GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device is confirmed if the GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device satisfies at least one defined criterion, and if the reliability is confirmed, approximates location information of the wireless relay device by using the GPS measured location information with confirmed reliability, of the external mobile electronic device,
wherein the at least one criterion involves a predetermined time for a GPS measurement, wherein the processor identifies whether the time that the location of the external mobile electronic device was measured is after the predetermined time based on the information on the time at which the location of the external mobile electronic device has been measured, and determines that the reliability is confirmed when the time that the location of the external mobile electronic device was measured is after the predetermined time; and
wherein the communication circuit transmits a beacon frame including a location information message, which includes the approximated location information of the wireless relay device, to a further external mobile electronic device located within a network area of the wireless relay device at predetermined intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,089,812

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROCESSING COINS UTILIZING A MULTI-MATERIAL COIN SORTING DISK

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A currency processing system comprising:a housing with a coin input area configured to receive a batch of coins;
one or more coin receptacles operatively coupled to the housing; and
a disk-type coin processing unit operatively coupled to the coin input area and the one or more coin receptacles to transfer coins therebetween, the coin processing unit including:
a rotatable disk configured to impart motion to a plurality of the coins, and
a stationary multi-part sorting head assembly with an annular sorting disk of a first rigid material attached to an annular backing plate of a second rigid material distinct from the first rigid material, the annular sorting disk having a lower surface generally parallel to and at least partially spaced from the rotatable disk, the lower surface forming a plurality of shaped regions configured to guide the coins, under the motion imparted by the rotatable disk, to a plurality of exit channels configured to sort and discharge the coins through a plurality of exit stations to the one or more coin receptacles;
the annular sorting disk completely encircling a sorting disk central opening;
the annular backing plate completely encircling a backing plate central opening.

US Pat. No. 10,087,002

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING MERCHANDISE ITEMS USING A CONVEYOR APPARATUS

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

20. A system for delivering a prescription from a pharmacy station to a cashier station at a shopping facility, the system comprising:a pharmacy station and a cashier station located in separate physical areas of a shopping facility;
a first controlled access point at the pharmacy station;
a second controlled access point at the cashier station;
a conveyor apparatus extending along a carousel track defining a circuitous route through a secure area between the pharmacy station and the cashier station and having a plurality of uniquely identified conveyor locations for deposit of a prescription, the conveyor apparatus extending, at least in part, between the first controlled access point at the pharmacy station and the second controlled access point at the cashier station;
a first input interface proximate the first controlled access point configured to enter identifying information regarding the prescription and to associate it with a corresponding uniquely identified location in the conveyor apparatus where the prescription is deposited;
a second input interface proximate the second controlled access point configured to enter customer identification information;
a controller configured to receive information from the first input interface and the second input interface and to activate the conveyor apparatus to move the corresponding uniquely identified conveyor location of the prescription to the second controlled access point;
wherein the conveyor apparatus is accessible at the first controlled access point for depositing the prescription in a uniquely identified conveyor location and the conveyor apparatus is accessible at the second controlled access point for removing the prescription from the uniquely identified conveyor location.

US Pat. No. 10,086,593

LAMINATE BODY, CROSS-LINKED PRODUCT, AND MOLDED MEMBER

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A laminate body, comprising:an acrylic elastomer layer prepared from an acrylic elastomer composition containing an epoxy group-containing acrylic elastomer as major component, an onium salt in an amount of 1 to 5 parts by mass and a polyol compound in an amount of 1 to 8 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the acrylic elastomer; and a fluorine-based elastomer layer prepared from a fluorine-based elastomer composition containing a polyol crosslinking agent
wherein the epoxy group-containing acrylic elastomer is a copolymer of an alkyl(meth)acrylate ester and an epoxy group-containing crosslinking monomer,
the epoxy group-containing crosslinking monomer is optionally copolymerized to one or more other crosslinking monomers,
the epoxy group-containing crosslinking monomer is copolymerized in an amount of 0.5 to 10 mass % with respect to the total amount of the monomers constituting the acrylic elastomer,
the onium salt and the polyol compound are blended into the acrylic elastomer before the acrylic elastomer layer and the fluorine-based elastomer layer are bonded by crosslinking,
the Mooney scorch time (t5) of the acrylic elastomer composition is 10 minutes or more according to JIS K6300 under a test condition at 125° C.,
the acrylic elastomer layer and the fluorine-based elastomer layer are crosslinked, and
the polyol compound in the acrylic elastomer composition is one or more polyhydroxyaromatic compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,087,477

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FIBRILLATED CELLULOSE MATERIAL

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A process for the production of fibrillated cellulose material comprising fibrillating a cellulose-based starting material with enzyme(s), and enhancing the fibrillating step with mechanical mixing, wherein before the fibrillating step a starting material is added into a slurry having a consistency of between 10% and 60%, after which the fibrillating step is carried out by using an enzyme mixhaving a main cellobiohydrolase activity and a side endoglucanase activity, wherein the endoglucanase activity is sufficient to create new chain ends, and
wherein the cellobiohydrolase activity is more thermostable than the endoglucanase activity,
combined with non-grinding mechanical mixing.
US Pat. No. 10,085,944

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A solid tablet comprisinga. ibrutinib in an amount selected from the group consisting of 140 mg, 280 mg, 420 mg and 560 mg, and
b. one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients in an amount proportional to the ibrutinib by weight, and
wherein oral administration of the tablet comprising 560 mg ibrutinib to a population of healthy human adults in a fasted state results in a mean AUC0-? of about 465 ng*h/ml+/?248 ng*h/ml.