US Pat. No. 10,120,788

CLOUD CONNECTED AUTOMATED TESTING IN MULTIPLE OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS USING MULTIPLE PARALLEL TEST THREADS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method comprising:receiving a keyword based test suite descriptor for a set of independent test cases for an application with a first flag field;
selecting a subset of independent test cases from the set of independent test cases based on the first flag field;
identifying keyword based test scripts specifying test steps for the subset of independent test cases linked from the test suite descriptor; wherein at least some of the test steps comprise corresponding data entries specifying a respective subset of test data for a respective test step;
selecting subsets of test steps to be performed based on a second flag field in the keyword based test scripts, each subset of test steps corresponding to one of the subset of independent test cases;
identifying multiple different operating environments for the application according to the test suite descriptor;
compiling a source code to obtain a code engine for generating test codes;
for each combination of one of the subset of independent test cases in one of the multiple different operating environments and in response to receiving a command to initiate a test for the application:
generating a test code from the subset of test steps corresponding to the one of the subset of independent test cases using the code engine;
instantiating an independent test thread comprising a remote test driver and a thread-specific test dataset by executing the test code; and
copying test data specified in the data entries for the one of the subset of independent test cases into the remote test driver to create a thread-specific test dataset for the independent test thread; and
executing the subset of independent test cases against each of the multiple different operating environments independently by running the independent test threads based on the thread-specific test datasets and the remote test drivers.

US Pat. No. 10,123,418

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:an insulating layer, comprising a first conductive through hole, a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first conductive through hole penetrating the insulating layer to connect the first surface and the second surface;
a first dielectric layer, disposed on the first surface;
a first inductor, disposed on the first surface of the insulating layer and electrically connecting the first conductive through hole, the first inductor comprising a first conductive coil and a first magnetic flux axis, wherein the first conductive coil in a solenoid form penetrates the first dielectric layer, and a direction of the first magnetic flux axis is substantially parallel to the first surface;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the second surface; and
a second inductor, located on the second surface of the insulating layer and electrically connecting the first conductive through hole, the second inductor comprising a second conductive coil and a second magnetic flux axis, wherein the second conductive coil in a solenoid form penetrates the second dielectric layer, and a direction of the second magnetic flux axis is substantially parallel to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,461

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER WITH COOLING UNITS MOUNTED IN BAYS OF A SERVER RACK FRAME ASSEMBLY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:a server rack frame assembly that comprises a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, each bay comprising a volume defined at least in part by a specified height that is orthogonal to the lengthwise dimension and a specified width that is parallel to the lengthwise dimension and sized to at least partially enclose at least one server rack configured to support a plurality of data center computing devices; and
at least one cooling unit sized for a bay of the plurality of bays of the server rack frame assembly and configured to circulate a heated airflow from an open back side of the at least one server rack, cool the heated air, and circulate a cooling airflow through an open front side of the at least one server rack, wherein at least one perimeter dimension of the cooling unit is based on a form factor of the at least one server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,121,324

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR CONDUCTING A WAGERING GAME

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a monetary funds accepting mechanism for accepting monetary funds in creating a player credit balance;
at least one display device;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a controller; and
machine-readable code stored in the memory device, which when executed by the controller, cause the gaming machine to
receive an ante wager from the player credit balance;
deal a first game hand and expose the first game hand in at least two stages;
receive via the at least one player input device a bet wager or a check option after a first stage of the at least two stages when the first game hand is partially exposed;
after the first game hand is fully exposed, receive an election via the at least one player input device to either place a play wager or to fold, and collect the ante wager and any bet wager if a fold is elected;
deal a second game hand and expose the second game hand;
compare the first game hand to the second game hand; and
resolve the ante wager, the play wager, and any bet wager by paying out awards when the second game hand outranks the first game hand, and collecting the ante wager, the play wager, and any bet wager when the first game hand outranks the second game hand.

US Pat. No. 10,118,639

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STEERING CONTROL OF AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE USING PROPORTIONAL, INTEGRAL, AND DERIVATIVE (PID) CONTROLLER

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for steering controlling of an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:calculating a first steering angle based on a target directional angle and an actual directional angle of the autonomous vehicle to maneuver an obstacle course;
calculating a second steering angle based on a target lateral position and an actual lateral position of the autonomous vehicle to maneuver the obstacle course;
determining a next target steering angle based on the first and second steering angles; and
controlling a subsequent steering angle of the autonomous vehicle based on the next target steering angle.

US Pat. No. 10,123,087

CHANNEL BLOCK SWITCHING

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:generating a channel block profile for a channel block that includes a plurality of channels and corresponding cells, wherein the channel block profile includes a first resolution and a first bit rate;
generating a viewing profile that includes a second resolution and a second bit rate for a plurality of linear channels associated with the channel block, wherein the channel block profile controls display of the channel block according to the first resolution and the first bit rate and the viewing profile controls display of an individual linear channel selected from the plurality of linear channels associated with the channel block according to the second resolution and the second bit rate, wherein each of the second resolution and the second bit rate of the viewing profile are higher than or equal to each of the first resolution and the first bit rate of the channel block profile;
generating a channel block sequence description for the channel block including a number of channels to display in the channel block, an order of the channels to display in the channel block, an order of the channel block relative to one or more other channel blocks, and sequencing information for moving between the one or more other channel blocks and any individual channels defined by the channel block sequence description;
providing a channel block user interface (UI) that includes:
first and second channel block switching controls that enable control of movement from one channel block to a next channel block or prior channel block; and
a cycling control that enables switching between sampling channels using a channel block view or channel view;
requesting a channel block manifest based on the channel block profile and viewing profile, wherein each channel block manifest includes a compilation of individual channel manifests that correspond to each channel in the channel block;
parsing a section of the channel block manifest for each individual channel manifest to display programming of each channel included in the channel block;
using a configuration service to host one or more default channel block sequence descriptions configured by a service provider and one or more shared channel block sequence descriptions authored by one or more other viewers;
displaying the channel block according to the channel block sequence description;
in response to use of one of the first and second channel block switching controls, displaying the next channel block or prior channel block; and
in response to use of the cycling control, displaying either the channel block view or channel view.

US Pat. No. 10,121,635

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMB...

1. A method of operating a charged particle beam system, the method comprising:extracting a particle beam from a source;
performing a first accelerating of at least some particles of the particle beam;
forming a plurality of particle beamlets from the particle beam downstream from the first accelerating;
performing a first accelerating of at least some particles of the particle beamlets downstream from the first accelerating of particles of the particle beam and downstream from the forming of the plurality of particle beamlets;
performing a first decelerating of at least some particles of the particle beamlets downstream from the first accelerating of the particles of the particle beamlets;
deflecting the particle beamlets in a direction oriented transverse to a direction of propagation of the particles of the particle beamlets downstream from the first decelerating; and
performing a second decelerating of at least some particles of the particle beamlets downstream from the deflecting of the particle beamlets,
wherein the particles of the particle beamlets are incident on an object surface downstream from the second decelerating.

US Pat. No. 10,117,851

COMPOSITION OF A 5-HT2A SEROTONIN RECEPTOR MODULATOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:a. Form II of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea; and wherein said Form II of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea has an x-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising a peak expressed in terms of 2?, at about 8.2°, about 11.5°, about 12.3°, about 19.9°, about 20.4°, about 24.6°, and about 24.7°
b. an excipient selected from: PVP and coPVP
wherein Form II of 1-[3-(4-bromo-2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]-3-(2,4-difluoro-phenyl)-urea and said excipient are present in a ratio of between about 1:20 and about 1:1 by weight, and
wherein the composition comprises less than 0.9 mole % of 1-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(4-methoxy-3-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)phenyl)urea.

US Pat. No. 10,123,448

SERVER UNIT AND SERVER

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A server unit, adapted to be disposed in a chassis, the chassis having two accommodating spaces, the server unit comprising:a main body, received in one of the accommodating spaces; and
a blocking board, pivoted to the main body and rotated pivotally between a closed state and an opened state, wherein when the blocking board is in the closed state, the blocking board is adjacent to an outer surface of the main body, when the blocking board is in the opened state, the blocking board is opened from the outer surface and blocks the other accommodating space.

US Pat. No. 10,123,445

SYMMETRICAL SLED BLIND MATING IN UNSYMMETRICAL CHASSIS PLACEMENT

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A sled insertable into a server, comprising: a first connector, wherein the server comprises a backplane comprising a plurality of slots, via which a plurality of electronic units modules are connected to the backplane, the backplane comprising a first backplane connector and a second first backplane connector; a control module; a fan module, connected to the control module, for dissipating heat generated by the plurality of electronic unit modules; and a power supply module, connected to the control module, for powering the plurality of electronic unit modules, the power supply module disposed in a center region of either a front side or a backside of the server; wherein the first connector is configured to connect the sled to the first backplane connector, wherein, while the sled is inserted into a left half of the server, the first connector is slid to the left of the sled by a first guiding structure prior to being connected to the first backplane connector of the backplane, and a slidable cage on the sled is guided to the first backplane connector via at least one guide pin located on the server and at least one slot located at the slidable cage configured to receive the at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,123,372

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AVOID VOICE CALL SETUP FAILURE DUE TO NETWORK CONGESTION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

18. A method, comprising:at an evolved Node B (eNB) of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network:
receiving a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call request from a user equipment (UE) to place a VoLTE call to a further UE;
determining whether the eNB has sufficient resources to provide a dedicated bearer to the UE for the VoLTE call;
when it is determined the eNB has insufficient resources to provide the dedicated bearer,
determining whether a further eNB of the LTE network has sufficient resources to provide the dedicated bearer for the UE, and
determining whether the UE is capable of connecting to the further eNB; and
when the further eNB has sufficient resources and the UE is capable of connecting to the eNB, performing a handover procedure such that the UE is associated with the further eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,121,438

SHIFT REGISTER AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. A shift register, comprising:a pre-charge unit configured to receive a first input signal and a second input signal and output a pre-charge signal via a first node based on the first input signal and the second input signal;
a pull-up unit that is coupled to the pre-charge unit, the pull-up unit configured to receive the pre-charge signal and a clock signal and output a scan signal via a second node based on the pre-charge signal and the clock signal;
a first pull-down unit coupled to the pre-charge unit and the pull-up unit, the first pull-down unit configured to receive the pre-charge signal, a first pull-down control signal and a second pull-down control signal and control whether to pull down the scan signal to a reference voltage level based on the pre-charge signal, the first pull-down control signal and the second pull-down control signal; and
a second pull-down unit coupled to the pre-charge unit and the pull-up unit, the second pull-down unit configured to receive the pre-charge signal, the first pull-down control signal and the second pull-down control signal and control whether to keep the scan signal at the reference voltage level based on the pre-charge signal, the first pull-down control signal and the second pull-down control signal;
wherein periods of the first pull-down control signal and the second pull-down control signal are in a range from 12 frames to 180 frames, and a time interval between a rising edge of the first pull-down control signal and a falling edge of the second pull-down control signal is in a range from 2 microseconds to 4 microseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,121,380

AUTOMATIC MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORTING

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. An accident reporting arrangement for a motor vehicle, the arrangement comprising:at least one camera configured to capture images of an environment surrounding the motor vehicles;
a microphone positioned to produce a microphone signal based on sounds in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle;
a global positioning system configured to determine a global position of the motor vehicle;
a user-actuatable switch; and
an electronic processor communicatively coupled to each of the at least one camera, the microphone, the global positioning system, and the user-actuatable switch, the electronic processor being configured to cause an accident reporting signal to be wirelessly transmitted in response to a user actuating the user-actuatable switch, the accident reporting signal being dependent upon:
the images captured by the at least one camera;
the global position of the motor vehicle; and
the microphone signal, wherein the accident reporting signal is dependent upon sounds in the passenger compartment that occur after the user actuates the user-actuatable switch a first time, but is not dependent upon sounds in the passenger compartment that occur before the user actuates the user-actuatable switch the first time, and is not dependent upon sounds in the passenger compartment that occur after the user actuates the user-actuatable switch a second time, the second time being after the first time.

US Pat. No. 10,119,217

LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE INCLUDING A DETERGENT DRAWER WITH A PUSH MEMBER

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A laundry washing machine comprising an outer casing, a washing tub which is arranged inside the casing with its opening or mouth directly facing a laundry loading/unloading opening formed on a front wall of the casing, a detergent dispensing assembly which is structured for supplying detergent into the washing tub, a fresh-water supply circuit which is structured for being connected to a water mains and for selectively channelling a flow of fresh water from the water mains to the detergent dispensing assembly and/or to the washing tub, and an appliance control panel which is structured for allowing a user to manually select a desired washing-cycle and is located on the front wall of the casing; the appliance control panel being located/arranged on a front side of a drawer-like supporting structure which is fitted/inserted in an extractable manner into a corresponding drawer housing which extends inside the casing underneath an upper worktop or a top wall of the casing, and communicates with the outside via a front entrance which is formed on the front wall of the casing above the laundry loading/unloading opening;the drawer-like supporting structure being movable inside the drawer housing between a retracted position in which the drawer-like supporting structure is completely recessed inside the casing and the appliance control panel is arranged substantially coplanar to the front wall the casing, and a completely extracted position in which the drawer-like supporting structure partly juts out from the front wall of the casing such that the appliance control panel is spaced apart from the front wall of the casing;
the laundry washing machine further comprising: a push member which is able to elastically push the drawer-like supporting structure away from the retracted position and towards the extracted position; a locking mechanism which is structured to hold the drawer-like supporting structure in the retracted position and to prevent the push member from pushing the drawer-like supporting structure away from the retracted position; and a manually-operated command device which is structured so as to force, when manually operated, the locking mechanism to release the drawer-like supporting structure, thus allowing the push member to push the drawer-like supporting structure away from the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,118,402

VALVE OPENING/CLOSING MECHANISM, INK SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND INK JET PRINTER

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A valve opening/closing mechanism comprising:a rotating shaft;
a first cam provided on the rotating shaft so as to rotate together with the rotating shaft;
a first valve including a first flow channel in which ink flows and a first opening/closing member that is disposed at a position at which the first opening/closing member contacts with the first cam so as to open or close the first flow channel, depending on whether the first opening/closing member makes contact with the first cam;
a second cam provided on the rotating shaft so as to rotate together with the rotating shaft;
a second valve including a second flow channel in which ink flows and a second opening/closing member that is disposed at a position at which the second opening/closing member contacts with the second cam so as to open or close the second flow channel, depending on whether the second opening/closing member makes contact with the second cam; and
a rotating mechanism to rotate the rotating shaft; wherein rotating positions of the first and second cams, when the first opening/closing member opens the first flow channel and the second opening/closing member opens the second flow channel, are defined as a first position;
rotating positions of the first and second cams, when the first opening/closing member closes the first flow channel and the second opening/closing member closes the second flow channel, are defined as a second position;
rotating positions of the first and second cams, when the first opening/closing member opens the first flow channel and the second opening/closing member closes the second flow channel, are defined as a third position;
rotating positions of the first and second cams, when the first opening/closing member closes the first flow channel and the second opening/closing member opens the second flow channel, are defined as a fourth position;
when the rotating shaft is rotated by the rotating mechanism, the rotating positions of the first and second cams are at any of the first, second, third, and fourth positions; and
the first cam and the second cam have a same shape.

US Pat. No. 10,123,432

SIMULTANEOUS AND SELECTIVE WIDE GAP PARTITIONING OF VIA STRUCTURES USING PLATING RESIST

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board, comprising:a first core or sub-composite structure;
a second core or sub-composite structure;
a first dielectric layer between the first core or sub-composite structure and a first surface of the second core or sub-composite structure;
a third core or sub-composite structure;
a second dielectric layer between the third core or sub-composite structure and a second surface of the second core or sub-composite structure;
a first plating resist selectively positioned in the first dielectric layer and adjacent to the first core or sub-composite structure;
a second plating resist selectively positioned in the first dielectric layer and adjacent to the second core or sub-composite structure, the second plating resist separate from the first plating resist;
a third plating resist selectively positioned in the second dielectric layer and adjacent to the second core or sub-composite structure;
a fourth plating resist selectively positioned in the second dielectric layer and adjacent to the third core or sub-composite structure, the third plating resist separate from the fourth plating resist; and
a through hole extending through the first core or sub-composite structure, the second core or sub-composite structure, the first dielectric layer, the first plating resist, the second plating resist, the third dielectric layer, the fourth dielectric layer, and the third core or sub-composite structure, where an interior surface of the through hole is plated with a conductive material except along a first gap between the first plating resist and the second plating resist to form a partitioned plated through hole having a first via segment electrically isolated from a second via segment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,361

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING QUALITY OF SERVICE IN WIRELESS LAN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a wireless local area network (WLAN), a first message including information on a requested connection mode;
receiving, from the WLAN, a second message including information that indicates whether non-seamless WLAN offload is allowed or not in response to the first message, if the requested connection mode is a multi-connection mode;
receiving, from the WLAN, information on an address associated with a control plane message for the non-seamless WLAN offload, if the non-seamless WLAN offload is allowed; and
transmitting, to the WLAN, a connection request message based on the address, the connection request message including information for a packet data network (PDN) type.

US Pat. No. 10,123,086

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CLIENT DEVICES OF A BROADCAST SYSTEM

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

1. A method between client devices of a television broadcast system, the method comprising:establishing, at a first client device, a communication connection on a network;
initiating, by the first client device, a search of other client devices on the network;
identifying, by the first client device, a second client device responsive to the search;
initiating, by the first client device, a registration of the first client device, where the registration is associated with the second client device;
evaluating, by the first client device, a user profile associated with the second client device to determine if the second client device will accept the communication including the request to perform the function, wherein the user profile associated with the second client device includes user defined settings to accept or not accept each of:
a message from the first client device, and
a functional instruction from the first client device;
transmitting, by the first client device to the second client device, a communication including a request to perform a function on the second client device, wherein when the function is received by the second client device, the second client device confirms permission to execute the function using the registration and executes the function after confirming permission;
establishing, by the first client device, the second client device as a trusted device for executing the function with one or more conditions, wherein when the first client device transmits another request to perform the function, the second client device will automatically establish permission for the second client device to execute the function as long as the one or more conditions are met;
transmitting, from the first client device, to the second client device, a second communication including another request to perform the function, wherein when the function is received by the second client device, the second client device determines that the one or more conditions are met and automatically establishes permission for the second client device to execute the function; and
receiving, at the first client device, a communication indicating that the function has been executed based on the permission.

US Pat. No. 10,122,964

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a first projection unit configured to project an image on a first projection surface;
a first imaging unit configured to capture a first image of a person located in front of the first projection surface from a first projection surface side, the first imaging unit being disposed on or embedded in the first projection surface;
a second imaging unit configured to capture a second image of the person from an opposite side of the person, the second imaging unit being disposed or located at a predetermined position that is spaced away and separate from the first projection surface and the second imaging unit facing towards the first projection surface;
a selection unit configured to select either of the first person image captured by the first imaging unit and the second person image captured by the second imaging unit as a person image to be projected on a second projection surface; and
a second projection unit configured to project the person image selected by the selection unit on the second projection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,121,586

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FE-BASED AMORPHOUS METAL POWDER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AMORPHOUS SOFT MAGNETIC CORES USING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing an amorphous soft magnetic core, comprising:preparing a composite powder;
adding a binder to the composite powder and molding the composite powder and the binder to obtain a molded core material; and
annealing the molded core material,
wherein the preparing consists of:
preparing a Fe-based amorphous metallic ribbon;
pulverizing the amorphous metallic ribbon to obtain an amorphous metallic powder;
size-sorting the amorphous metallic powder to obtain size-sorted amorphous metallic powders; and
mixing, among the size-sorted amorphous metallic powders, a size-sorted amorphous metallic powder having a particle size of 5 to 100 ?m to obtain the composite powder, wherein the composite powder consists of: 40 to 85 wt. % of powder having a particle size of 75 to 100 ?m, 10 to 50 wt. % of powder having a particle size of 50 to 75 ?m, and 5 to 20 wt. % of powder having a particle size of 5 to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,119,735

ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVE

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. An electronic expansion valve, comprising:a valve body (10), a first chamber being formed in the valve body (10), a liquid inlet (11) and a liquid outlet (12) being oppositely provided at two ends of the valve body (10), and the liquid inlet (11) and the liquid outlet (12) being coaxially provided along a central axis of the valve body (10);
a second chamber, provided in the first chamber, a coil (20) being provided in the second chamber;
a third chamber, running through the second chamber, an inlet end of the third chamber being communicated with the liquid inlet (11), an outlet end of the third chamber being communicated with the liquid outlet (12), the inlet end of the third chamber and the outlet end of the third chamber being coaxially provided, and
a valve core (31) capable of moving along the central axis being provided in the third chamber; and
a first liquid passage hole (33), provided in a chamber wall of the third chamber, the first chamber being communicated with the liquid inlet (11) via the first liquid passage hole (33);
a sliding rail slot (32) is provided in the chamber wall of the third chamber, and the valve core (31) slides along the sliding rail slot (32);
an oil storage hole (321) is provided in an inner wall of the sliding rail slot (32).

US Pat. No. 10,119,710

HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM USING AN EXTERNAL ROTOR MOTOR

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A heat exchange system, comprising:multiple grids;
a blower; said blower comprising an external rotor motor and a wind blade, said external rotor motor comprising an axis and a rotor, said wind blade comprising an outer surface, a top end, and a side end;
an inner side wall;
a shock absorbing pad;
a compressor; and
a box; said box comprising a side, a bottom surface, an exhaust outlet, and multiple exhaust inlets;wherein:said exhaust inlets are disposed on said side of said box;
said multiple grids are disposed at said exhaust outlet of said box;
said blower is disposed in said box and below said multiple grids;
said compressor is disposed on said bottom surface of said box;
said shock absorbing pad is disposed between said multiple grids and said external rotor motor;
said blower is an external rotor axial fan;
said wind blade is disposed outside said rotor of said external rotor motor;
said shock absorbing pad is in the shape of a circular ring and comprises a plurality of holes;
a groove is disposed on an inner wall of each of said plurality of holes for receiving wires; and
a plurality of screws are respectively disposed in said plurality of holes for connecting said shock absorbing pad, said external rotor motor, and said multiple grids to one another; and a distance between a center of said shock absorbing pad and each of said plurality of screws is smaller than an external radius of said rotor of said external rotor motor.

US Pat. No. 10,119,136

RNAI AGENTS MODIFIED AT THE 4?-C POSITION

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A double-stranded RNAi agent capable of inhibiting the expression of a target gene, comprising a sense strand and an antisense strand, each strand having 12 to 30 nucleotides, wherein the duplex comprises at least one 4?-modified moiety, represented by one of the following formulas in group i) or group ii):wherein:R is independently H; OMe; F; OH; O-(CH2)2OMe; SMe, NMe2; NH2; Me; O-nPr; O-CH2C(O)NHMe; O-(CH2)2NMe2; O-(CH2)2O-(CH2)2 NMe2; O-alkyl; or O-alkylamino;
R? is independently H or Me;
B is independently A; C; 5-Me-C; G; I; U; T; Y; 2-thiouridine; 4-thiouridine; C5-modified pyrimidines; C2-modified purines; N8-modified purines; phenoxazine; G-clamp; or non-canonical mono, bi and tricyclic heterocycles,
Y and Y? are each independently for each occurrence absent, CO, NH, O, S, OC(O), NHC(O), CH2, CH2NH or CH2O, O, S, S(O), SO2, N(RN), C(R?)?C(R?), C?C or C(O), NHCH(R)C(O), —C(O)—CH(R)—NH—, CO, CH?N—O,
or heterocyclyl; andn is independently an integer from 0 to 14;
L represents, in each occurrence, a ligand selected from the group consisting of a monosaccharide, disaccharide, trisaccharide, tetrasaccharide, oligosaccharide, polysaccharide, peptide, oligopeptide, RGD peptide, peptidoid, folate, cholesterol, lipid, and heterocycle; and
wherein the stereochemistry is R or S and combinations of R and S for the unspecified chiral centers;orwherein:R is independently H; OMe; OEt, F; OTBDMS; O-(CH2)2OMe; SMe, NMe2; NPhth; Me; O-nPr; O-alkyl; or O-alkylamino;
R? is independently H or Me; and
Bp and B are each independently ABz; CAc; 5-Me-CBz; G; I; U; T; Y; 2-thiouridine; 4-thiouridine; C5-modified pyrimidines; C2-modified purines; N8-modified purines; phenoxazine; G-clamp; or non-canonical mono, bi and tricyclic heterocycles,
wherein the stereochemistry is R or S and combinations of R and S for the unspecified chiral centers.

US Pat. No. 10,118,928

TREATMENT OF H. PYLORI INFECTIONS USING MTAN INHIBITORS

Albert Einstein College o...

16. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount that is effective to inhibit H. pylori 5?-methylthioadenosine nucleosidase (MTAN).

US Pat. No. 10,118,557

AUTOMATED RETRACTABLE STEP SYSTEM, SENSOR SYSTEM FOR A MOVEABLE VEHICLE MEMBER, AND ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY FOR A MOVEABLE VEHICLE MEMBER

Magna Closures Inc., New...

15. A sensor system for a vehicle, comprising:a moveable step for moving relative to a frame of the vehicle and moveable between a deployed state and a retracted step;
a sensor subassembly connected to said step and including a sensing electrode and a reference electrode disposed adjacent said sensing electrode; and
a controller in operable communication with said sensor subassembly for commanding said moveable step to move between said deployed state and said retracted state.

US Pat. No. 10,118,446

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING AUTO-LOCATION THEREOF

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A tire pressure monitoring system comprising:a tire pressure monitoring module provided in a wheel or a tire, the tire pressure monitoring module measuring pressure of the tire and a wheel phase angle of the wheel,
transmitting a burst signal comprising consecutive data frames including a tire pressure information and an identification code at a predetermined position of the phase angle, and
setting a delay time between the consecutive data frames of the burst signal based on the predetermined position of the phase angle;
a wheel monitoring sensor provided in a vehicle body, the wheel monitoring sensor measuring rotation of the wheel to provide phase angle information of the wheel; and
a control unit, the control unit receiving the burst signal from the tire pressure monitoring module,
receiving the phase angle information of the wheel at the time of transmitting the burst signal from the wheel monitoring sensor,
calculating the predetermined position of the phase angle from the delay time, and
comparing the calculated predetermined position of the phase angle and the phase angle information of the wheel with each other to identify a position of the wheel on which the tire pressure monitoring module is mounted,
wherein the tire pressure monitoring module partitions the phase angle of the wheel into a plurality of phase angles to assign phase angle numbers to respective partitioned positions,
stores a plurality of transmission patterns in which the phase angle numbers are randomly arranged,
randomly selects a transmission pattern among the plurality of transmission patterns, and
calculates and applies the delay time based on transmission pattern information representing a position indicated by the phase angle number at the position according to each of the phase angle numbers arranged in the plurality of transmission patterns,
wherein each of the phase angle numbers is generated by using a random variable.

US Pat. No. 10,118,360

DEEP-DRAWN PAPER TRAY, A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR MAKING IT, AND A TRAY-FORMED PRODUCT PACKAGE

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. An apparatus for deep-drawing a paper tray from a paper blank, said tray comprising a bottom and side walls surrounding the bottom, and said tray side walls having a concentrically stepped profile, the apparatus comprising:a first set of moulding tools travelling along a track, and a second set of moulding tools mounted at a plurality of working stations beside said track, the tools of said first set carrying paper blanks being moulded through the plurality of working stations and finished trays being released from the track at a tray collecting station, the respective moulding tools of the first and the second set at each working station being movable in relation to each other and adapted to shape the blank from the opposite sides of the blank, by forming the tray bottom and adding the side walls with the concentrically stepped profile to the blank one by one at each one of the consecutive working stations,
wherein each one of the moulding tools of the first set comprises a centerpiece and a plurality of concentric frames around the centerpiece and movable in relation to the centerpiece and to each other for bringing the plurality of concentric frames into a stepped configuration, to let the frames form the concentrically stepped profile of the side walls of the tray one by one, each step in said configuration having a width at least equal to the height of the step, to lend a correspondingly stepped profile to the plurality of side walls of the tray being formed, each side wall step being dimensioned to have a height of at most 6 mm for obtaining wrinkle-free side walls for the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,123,383

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL-ADJUSTING MODULE THEREOF

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A signal-adjusting module, applied to a light emitting diode driving apparatus and electrically connected to a control circuit for generating an illuminant-control signal, the signal-adjusting module comprising:an input terminal electrically connected to the control circuit;
an output terminal electrically connected to light emitting diode driving apparatus;
a switch-control unit comprising a level-comparing unit electrically connected to the input terminal for receiving the illuminant-control signal and having a first threshold level and a second threshold level, wherein the illuminant-control signal is a pulse-width-modulation signal transiting from a first limit level to a second limit level; and
a switch electrically connected to the input terminal, the output terminal, and the switch-control unit,
wherein the level-comparing unit is configured to compare a level of the illuminant-control signal with the first threshold level and generate a first signal as a basis for turning on the switch when the level of the illuminant-control signal reaches the first threshold level, and
wherein the level-comparing unit is configured to generate a second signal as a basis for turn off the switch after passing a time interval when generating the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,123,338

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING FDR TRANSMISSION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating resources by an e-Node B (eNB) in a wireless access system supporting full duplex radio (FDR), the method performed by the eNB and comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment (UE), group participation information;
determining, based on the group participation information, whether the first UE is to participate in a group; and
if the first UE is determined to participate in the group, allocating, to the first UE, a specific resource region identical to a resource region allocated to one or more second UEs currently participating in the group,
wherein the group participation information includes:
first information indicating whether the first UE is capable of cancelling self-interference at the specific resource region,
second information indicating whether the first UE is capable of measuring and reporting inter-device interference (IDI) for the one or more second UEs at the specific resource region, and
third information indicating whether the first UE requests to be grouped.

US Pat. No. 10,123,230

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT INFORMATION TRANSMISSION AT A HOTSPOT DEVICE

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for communication of measurement information in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, at a hotspot device communicatively connectable with a client device via other than a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) of the wireless communication network,
receiving a request from the client device, over a Short Range Wireless Link (SRWL), to perform measurements on at least one of a serving cell or at least one neighbor cell of the client device indicated on a list transmitted with the request;
determining a neighbor cell measurement schedule for the hotspot device;
determining whether the measurements are performable by the hotspot device on at least one given cell indicated in the list; and
when the measurements are determined to be performable for at the least one given cell, communicating to the client device a positive acknowledgement with an indication of each first cell indicated in the list for which the measurements are determined to be performable, and
when the measurements are determined not to be performable on any cell indicated in the list, communicating to the client device a negative acknowledgement with an indication the measurements are determined to be not performable for any of the cells indicated in the list, in which the communicating to the client device of the indication notifies whether the client device is to perform measurements on a given cell indicated in the list.

US Pat. No. 10,122,685

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION, GATEWAY DEVICE AND CLIENT DEVICE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS USING THE SAME

Tatung Company, Taipei (...

1. A method for automatically establishing a wireless connection between a client device and a gateway device of internet of things (IoT) comprising:encrypting an access password of the gateway device, and generating an encryption password by the gateway device;
generating a service set identifier (SSID) of the gateway device by the gateway device by using the encryption password, and wirelessly broadcasting a beacon containing the generated SSID by the gateway device, wherein the SSID comprises an index and the encryption password;
selecting the SSID according to the index through wirelessly receiving the beacon by the client device, and acquiring the encryption password from the selected SSID by the client device;
decrypting the encryption password by the client device and acquiring the access password by the client device; and
connecting the selected SSID using the acquired access password by the client device and establishing the wireless connection between the client device and the gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,122,463

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A PHOTONIC INTERPOSER

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an integrated optical communication system comprising a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics die coupled to a silicon photonic interposer:
receiving a continuous wave (CW) optical signal in said silicon photonic interposer from an optical source coupled to said silicon photonic interposer via a first optical fiber;
generating a first modulated optical signal in said silicon photonic interposer by processing said received CW optical signal based on a first electrical signal received from one of said one or more CMOS electronics die;
communicating said first modulated optical signal out of said photonic interposer via a second optical fiber;
receiving a second modulated optical via a third optical fiber; and
generating a second electrical signal in said silicon photonic interposer based on said received second modulated optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,121,432

SHIFT REGISTER AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HANNSTAR DISPLAY (NANJING...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel; and
a shift register device configured to drive the display panel, and including at least one shift register unit including:
a primary circuit having an output terminal, a first and a second input terminals, and a first common terminal; and
a secondary circuit electrically connected to the first common terminal, and including:
an inverting circuit; and
a pull-down circuit electrically connected to the inverting circuit, and including:
a first transistor having a first top gate, a first bottom gate, a first first electrode and a first second electrode;
a second transistor having a second top gate, a second bottom gate, a second first electrode and a second second electrode;
a third transistor having a third top gate, a third bottom gate, a third first electrode and a third second electrode; and
a fourth transistor having a fourth top gate, a fourth bottom gate, a fourth first electrode and a fourth second electrode, wherein:
the pull-down circuit has a second and a third common terminals;
the first and the second bottom gates are electrically connected to the second common terminal; and
the third and the fourth bottom gates are electrically connected to the third common terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,119,330

HARDWIRED AND WIRELESSLY CONTROLLED MOTORIZED WINDOW SHADES SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

THE WATT STOPPER INC., S...

1. A motorized window shade system, comprising:a power panel;
wherein the power panel is configured to electrically connect to a plurality of motorized window shades;
a hardwired control;
a wireless control;
a gateway;
the gateway having an antenna, a radio, a microprocessor and memory;
a first motorized window shade;
the first motorized window shade having a motor controller assembly;
the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade having a motor, an antenna, a radio, a microprocessor and memory;
the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade has an electrical connection electrically connected to the power panel and the hardwired control;
the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade wirelessly connected to the wireless control;
wherein the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade receives control signals from the hardwired control through the electrical connection to the hardwired control;
wherein the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade receives power through the electrical connection to the power panel;
wherein the motor controller assembly of the first motorized window shade receives control signals from the wireless control through a wireless connection to the wireless control;
a second motorized window shade;
the second motorized window shade having a motor controller assembly;
the motor controller assembly of the second motorized window shade having a motor, an antenna, a radio, a microprocessor and memory;
the motor controller assembly of the second motorized window shade wirelessly connected to the wireless control;
wherein the motor controller assembly of the second motorized window shade receives control signals from the wireless control through a wireless connection to the wireless control;
wherein the motor controller assembly of the second motorized window shade receives power from one or more batteries;
wherein the gateway is configured to continuously listen for wireless control signals transmitted by wireless control;
wherein the gateway receives control signals from the wireless control, wherein the gateway stores these control signals from the wireless control in the memory of the gateway and wherein the gateway wirelessly transmits the stored control signals upon request;
wherein the second motorized window shade periodically polls the gateway at predetermined intervals, by switching between an asleep state, to conserve battery power, and an awake state;
wherein during the awake state the second motorized window shade transmits a signal to the gateway to which the gateway provides an affirmative response, wherein the gateway responds to the second motorized window shade with one of a stored control signal or a “no” signal, wherein in response to receiving the stored control signal the second motorized window shade carries out a command of the stored control signal and in response to receiving the “no” signal the second motorized window shade goes back to the asleep state.

US Pat. No. 10,123,463

LIQUID SUBMERGED, HORIZONTAL COMPUTER SERVER RACK AND SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF COOLING SUCH A SERVER RACK

Green Revolution Cooling,...

1. An apparatus for cooling a plurality of rack-mountable servers containing heat generating electronic components, the cooling apparatus comprising:at least one tank defining an open interior volume and having a coolant inlet for receiving a dielectric liquid coolant within the open interior volume and having a coolant outlet for allowing the dielectric liquid coolant to flow from the open interior volume, the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet being fluidly coupled to each other, wherein the at least one tank comprises an open or openable top sized to receive at least one row comprising a plurality of rack-mountable servers, each of at least two of the plurality of rack-mountable servers in the at least one row comprising a motherboard and heat producing components mounted to the motherboard;
one or more mounting members positioned within the interior volume and configured to mountably receive the plurality of rack-mountable servers within the interior volume, wherein the mounting members are configured to hold each of at least two of the rack-mountable servers in the at least one row in a horizontally stacked relationship with one another, with the rack-mountable servers in a vertical orientation such that one of the two smallest sides of the rack-mountable server faces upward and the motherboard of the rack-mountable server is vertically oriented, wherein at least two of the rack-mountable servers are independently operable from one another, wherein each of at least two of the rack-mountable servers is configured to connect to a computer network;
a volume of dielectric coolant at least partially held in the at least one tank; and
a multi-circuit fluid cooling apparatus,
wherein, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountably received in at least one row in the at least one tank, at least a portion of at least two of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers being mountably received are held in the at least one tank such that the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of the dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank for cooling the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountably received in the at least one tank and commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank, the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are thermally coupled to a remote heat exchanger via the external fluid circuit, wherein the multi-circuit fluid cooling apparatus comprises:
a dielectric liquid cooling apparatus;
a secondary cooling apparatus comprising the remote heat exchanger; and
a liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger;
wherein the dielectric liquid cooling apparatus includes one or more pumps, and a plurality of fluid velocity augmentation devices in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank, wherein at least one of the pumps, the coolant inlet, the coolant outlet, and the mounting members are configured such that the at least one pump moves at least a portion of the dielectric liquid coolant vertically across heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboard of one of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers in parallel flow with dielectric liquid coolant moved vertically across heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboard of at least one other of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein each of at least two of the fluid velocity augmentation devices is configured to increase upward fluid velocity of flow of dielectric liquid coolant through the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers or upwardly between adjacent ones of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein the volume of dielectric liquid coolant comprises at least one passage in the tank that is outside of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers, wherein, when the at least one pump is operated to move the dielectric liquid coolant vertically across the heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboards, a circuit is formed in which a first portion of dielectric liquid coolant is moved vertically upward across the heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboards and then downward outside of the rack mountable servers in the at least one passage, while a second portion of the dielectric liquid coolant flows out of the tank and through the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger,
wherein the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger is configured to transfer heat from the second portion of dielectric liquid coolant in the circuit to liquid or refrigerant moving in the secondary cooling apparatus,
wherein the secondary cooling apparatus is configured to reject, by way of the remote heat exchanger, at least part of the heat transferred from the second portion of the dielectric liquid coolant,
wherein the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountable in the at least one tank such that, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank and the dielectric liquid coolant is moved within the at least one tank, at least one of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers is independently vertically removable from the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in which the at least two vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged and from the at least one tank through the top of the tank while at least two of the other vertically oriented rack-mountable servers in the at least one row remain commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank and the dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank continues to flow across heat producing electronic components of the at least two other vertically oriented rack-mountable servers remaining at least partially commonly submerged in the at least one row.

US Pat. No. 10,123,447

SLAM LATCH

International Business Ma...

6. A server rack comprising: a first rail fixedly mounted to the server rack; a second rail slidably coupled to the first rail; a server computer system having a plurality of slots and a plurality of threaded holes on a side of the server computer system, the server computer system being connected to the second rail; a slam latch connected to the server computer system, the slam latch comprising: a front portion comprising a proximal upper support; a metal frame attached to the front portion, the metal frame comprising: a distal upper support that comprises a first rectangular recess facing down; and a middle lower support forward of the distal upper support and backward of the proximal upper support, wherein the middle lower support comprises a second rectangular recess facing up; a retaining screw that has an upper distal portion in proximity to the distal upper support, that has a middle portion in proximity to the middle lower support, and that has a proximal portion in proximity to the proximal upper support; a catch that engages a retaining hook on the server rack that supports the server computer system to hold the server computer system in the server rack; and a plurality of L-shaped retaining members on a side of the slam latch for engaging the plurality of slots on the server computer system to which the slam latch is attached, wherein when the plurality of L-shaped retaining members engage the plurality of slots on the server computer system, at least one hole in the metal frame aligns with at least one of the threaded holes on the side of the server computer system so the slam latch can be attached to the server computer system using one or more screws.

US Pat. No. 10,123,388

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH MULTIPLE DRIVERS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:at least two electrical conductors configured to connect to alternate-current (AC) mains;
one or more LED arrays;
a rechargeable battery;
a full-wave rectifier connected to the at least two electrical conductors and configured to convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
an input filter configured to suppress electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise;
a first driver comprising a first power sustaining device, a first ground reference, and a second ground reference electrically isolated from the first ground reference and coupled to the full-wave rectifier via the input filter, the first driver configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage that charges the rechargeable battery to reach a third DC voltage;
a second driver comprising a second power sustaining device, the second driver configured to receive the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery and convert the third DC voltage into a fourth DC voltage to light up the one or more LED arrays when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable;
a third driver comprising a third power sustaining device and coupled to the full-wave rectifier via the input filter, the third driver configured to convert the first DC voltage into a fifth DC voltage that powers up the one or more LED arrays at full power and to meet LED luminaire efficacy requirements when the line voltage from the AC mains is available; and
a control circuit comprising an optocoupler, the control circuit configured to disable the second driver by controlling the second power sustaining device when the line voltage from the AC mains is available and to disable the third driver by controlling the third power sustaining device when a rechargeable battery test is performed,
wherein:
the optocoupler comprises an infrared LED and a phototransistor, respectively coupled to the second ground reference and the first ground reference, the optocoupler configured to disable the first driver when disabled;
the first driver, the second driver, the third driver, and the control circuit are configured to auto-select the line voltage from the AC mains or the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery to operate the one or more LED arrays; and
the rechargeable battery test is performed to ensure that the rechargeable battery is in a working condition.

US Pat. No. 10,123,378

ELECTRIC HEATING SYSTEM FOR A FLUID LINE SYSTEM

VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Wi...

1. A heating system for a fluid-line system, the heating system comprising:at least one electrical heating element (RL) assigned to at least one fluid line, the at least one heating element (RL) being supplied with an electrical operating voltage (UB) in order to apply a predetermined heating power to the fluid line, wherein the at least one heating element (RL) is synchronously controlled in a pulse-width-modulated manner using an electronic control element sets or regulates its heating power with a specific or variable duty cycle, the at least one heating element (RL) assigned to the at least one fluid line being electrically connected in series with at least one further heating element (RV1, RV2), wherein the control element controls at least one subset of the available heating elements (RL, RV1, RV2) individually for individual setting or regulating of their heating power.

US Pat. No. 10,123,325

METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSMISSIONS OF DATA FROM A PLURALITY OF MACHINE-TO-MACHINE DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method executed in a network node capable of managing transmission of data transmitted over a unicast channel in a communication network from a plurality of M2M devices located in a first broadcast service area, the method comprising:receiving, from a first of said plurality of M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area and having collected data to transmit, a request to transmit the collected data over the communication network via a unicast channel;
as a result of receiving the request to transmit the collected data, obtaining network load information indicating a network load of the communication network and determining, on the basis of the indicated network load of the communication network, when to allow transmission of collected data for M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area, wherein determining when to allow transmission of collected data comprises determining, based on the network load of the communication network, that transmission of collected data should be deferred to a later point in time;
as a result of determining that transmission of collected data should be deferred to a later point in time, transmitting, via a broadcast transmission, a first message addressed to said plurality of M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area, wherein the first message comprises information instructing each of said plurality of M2M devices to defer a transmission of collected data within the first broadcast service area at least until the M2M device receives a further instruction indicating that a transmission of collected data is permissible within the first broadcast service area;
after transmitting the first message, transmitting, via broadcast transmission, a second message in the first broadcast service area comprising further instructions for at least one of said M2M devices to transmit collected data over the unicast channel; and
receiving collected data transmitted over the unicast channel.

US Pat. No. 10,123,215

LAYOUT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BASE STATION, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A layout method for a base station, comprising:locating, by a Base Transceiver Station/Base Station (BTS/BS), coordinates of a hotspot area range of a User Equipment (UE) and current coordinates of a micro cell;
dynamically scheduling the micro cell according to the coordinates of the hotspot area range of the UE and the current coordinates of the micro cell; and
dynamically coordinating the micro cell,
wherein dynamically coordinating the micro cell comprises:
sending, by the BTS/BS, coverage range information of the micro cell and coverage angle information of the micro cell to the micro cell according to destination coordinates of the micro cell so that the micro cell performs power regulation and adjustment of antenna beam direction according to the coverage range information of the micro cell and the coverage angle information of the micro cell,
wherein the destination coordinates of the micro cell are determined by the BTS/BS according to the coordinates of the hotspot area range of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,123,124

MINIATURE LOUDSPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., WeiFang, S...

1. A miniature loudspeaker, comprising a magnetic circuit system, wherein the magnetic circuit system comprises a yoke, and a magnet and a washer which are accommodated in the yoke; the magnet is bonded and fixed to the yoke, and the washer is bonded and fixed to the magnet, wherein a snap-fitting portion and a limiting portion are respectively provided on the yoke and the magnet which are adjacent to each other, and/or respectively provided on the magnet and the washer which are adjacent to each other, and wherein the snap-fitting portion and the limiting portion are matched with each other; the snap-fitting portion and the limiting portion are located on bonding surfaces of the yoke and the magnet, and/or on bonding surfaces of the magnet and the washer; and the limiting portion and the snap-fitting portion are coupled and fixed with each other,wherein the limiting portion is provided at an edge position of a first component of the magnetic circuit system, and the snap-fitting portion is provided at an edge position of a second component corresponding to the first component,
wherein a bottom surface of the limiting portion is wider than a top surface of the limiting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,122,787

METHOD FOR THE REMOTE SHARING OF COMPUTER DESKTOP(S)

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for the remote sharing of a virtual computer desktop generated by an application executed in a server in response to commands issued by client terminals accessing said server via a telecommunication network, the issued commands of the client terminals being entered via entry areas corresponding to input mechanisms of each of the respective client terminals, the method comprising:receiving, by the server, the issued commands from the client terminals dedicated to virtual computer desktop sharing that are entered using entry areas of the respective client terminals, in conformance with a graphics interface transmission protocol of the RUI (Remote User Interface) type, so that said virtual computer desktop is able to be shared by the client terminals, wherein the RUI type protocol is based on an RFB (Remote Frame Buffer) type protocol;
establishing, by the server, a correspondence table containing entry area identification information identifying each of the entry areas of the respective client terminals;
matching up, by the server, the issued commands received and virtual computer desktops to be shared, based on the entry area identification information of the correspondence table; and
transmitting, by the server and in response to the issued commands from the client terminals, a graphics interface representative of the virtual computer desktop to be shared using indications of a state of pixels in the graphics interface in conformance with the RUI type protocol
wherein the method comprises defining a plurality of RFB commands, each defined RFB command being built from a plurality of RFB-standard functions and protocols, the defined RFB commands including:
a command configured to send a message from a client terminal to the server in order to request possible virtual computer desktops available on the server,
a command to configure the server to respond to the request of the client terminal by transmitting the list of available virtual computer desktops,
a command to enable a client terminal to choose to be connected on an existing virtual computer desktop,
a command to inform a client terminal of the connection request from the other client terminal,
and a command to accept or refuse the sharing of a virtual computer desktop in common mode, this acceptance or refusal being notified by sending a message from the server to a client terminal requiring the sharing.

US Pat. No. 10,122,491

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION INDICATIVE OF CHANNEL QUALITY FROM MOBILE STATION

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A base station comprising:a multiplexer configured to multiplex (1) control information comprising first information indicating a fixed number identifying quantity of sub-carrier bands to be selected by a mobile station for channel quality reporting; and (2) data information;
a radio transmitter coupled to the multiplexer and configured to transmit the multiplexed information to the mobile station;
a radio receiver configured to receive second information and third information from the mobile station; and
a controller coupled to the radio receiver and configured to obtain, from the second information, channel quality of selected sub-carrier bands and to obtain, from the third information, positions of the selected sub-carrier bands, wherein the selected subcarrier bands are selected by the mobile station and quantity of the selected sub-carrier bands matches the quantity of sub-carrier bands indicated by the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,122,319

SYSTEMS, VEHICLES, AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING RAIL-BASED ARRAYS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A system for maintaining photovoltaic modules, the system including:a first elongated rail including first and second support surfaces and a first mounting surface disposed between the first and second support surfaces, a first array of the photovoltaic modules being coupled to the first mounting surface and raised relative to the first and second support surfaces; and
a first maintenance vehicle disposed on the first and second support surfaces, the first maintenance vehicle including a first cleaning head, a first actuator, a first motor, and first and second support legs,
the first and second support legs suspending the first cleaning head over the photovoltaic modules of the first array and being movably coupled to the first and second support surfaces so as to laterally and sequentially move the first cleaning head in a direction parallel to the first elongated rail and across each of the photovoltaic modules of the first array responsive to actuation of the first motor,
at least a portion of the first cleaning head being vertically movable between a disengaged position spaced apart from the photovoltaic modules of the first array and a first engaged position in contact with at least one of the photovoltaic modules of the first array responsive to actuation of the first actuator,
the first cleaning head including:
a second motor;
a brush;
a fluid reservoir;
a wiper; and
a second actuator,
the at least a portion of the first cleaning head including the brush movable to contact at least one of the photovoltaic modules of the first array in the first engaged position responsive to actuation of the first actuator,
the brush further being rotatable along an axis parallel to the photovoltaic modules of the first array responsive to actuation of the second motor,
the first cleaning head being operable to dispense fluid from the fluid reservoir onto at least one of the photovoltaic modules of the first array responsive to actuation of the second actuator,
the wiper being in contact with at least one photovoltaic module of the first array when the at least a portion of the first cleaning head is in the first engaged position and operable to at least partially dry the at least one photovoltaic module of the first array, and
the at least a portion of the first cleaning head further being vertically movable, responsive to actuation of the first actuator, to a second engaged position in which the brush contacts at least one photovoltaic module of the array and the wiper does not contact the array.

US Pat. No. 10,122,070

DIVERSITY ANTENNA AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A diversity antenna applied in a mobile terminal having a metal housing, the metal housing comprising a housing body and a receiving region located over the housing body, the receiving region being a frame structure in which a side is provided with a slit, wherein the diversity antenna comprises:a feed point, a first ground point and a second ground point, wherein the feed point, the first ground point and the second ground point are all arranged on the housing body, and a distance between the feed point and the slit is 3 mm to 15 mm;
a capacitive element connected to the frame structure and arranged in series with the feed point; and
a switch arranged in series with the first ground point.

US Pat. No. 10,121,768

THERMALLY ENHANCED FACE-TO-FACE SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY WITH BUILT-IN HEAT SPREADER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A face-to-face semiconductor assembly with a built-in heat spreader, comprising:a subassembly that includes a first semiconductor device, a balance layer and a first routing circuitry having a first surface and an opposite second surface, wherein the first semiconductor device is electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry from the first surface of the first routing circuitry and the balance layer laterally surrounds the first semiconductor device and covers the first surface of the first routing circuitry;
a second semiconductor device; and
an interconnect board that includes a heat spreader and a second routing circuitry disposed over the heat spreader, wherein the heat spreader is made entirely of a metal or an alloy and laterally extends to peripheral edges of the second routing circuitry to support the entire second routing circuitry,
wherein
(i) the second semiconductor device is attached to the heat spreader and laterally surrounded by the second routing circuitry and electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry by an array of first bumps,
(ii) the second routing circuitry is electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry by an array of second bumps, and
(iii) both the first bumps and the second bumps are disposed at the second surface of the first routing circuitry, and
wherein the second routing circuitry of the interconnect board includes first terminal pads and second terminal pads at its exterior surface facing the first routing circuitry, wherein the first terminal pads are in contact with the second bumps to be electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry, and the second terminal pads have larger pad size and pad pitch than those of the first terminal pads.

US Pat. No. 10,121,305

SOFT TOUCH RESIN AND TRANSACTION CARD COMPRISING THE SAME

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a card frame configured to house a data storage component, wherein:
the card frame is formed of a resin mixture comprising a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and acetal homopolymer with a ratio of TPE to acetal homopolymer between 30:70 and 70:30; and
the card frame has a Shore D hardness in the range of 20-80.

US Pat. No. 10,119,304

POINT OF SALE ASSEMBLY HAVING ANTITHEFT FUNCTIONALITY AND METHOD THEREOF

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A point of sale assembly having antitheft functionality comprising:a sealed consumer product package having a face with two spaced apart openings extending into the package dimensioned to receive at least a portion of a lock;
a consumer product positioned inside the package;
the lock having a sensor, wherein the lock has a body positioned outside the sealed consumer product package and at least one locking arm extending into the opening of the sealed consumer product package and secured to the consumer product, wherein the lock comprises a pair of locking arms extending into the corresponding pair of openings and are secured to the consumer product and the consumer product comprises a dispenser having an undercut that engages the locking arm.

US Pat. No. 10,118,405

CROSS-TALK EFFECT IN A LASER DIODE ARRAY

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for measuring an electric cross-talk (ECT) effect in a laser diode array, wherein the laser diode array comprises a plurality of laser diodes including a first laser diode and a second laser diode;comprising:
capturing, by an image sensor, a first image of a first laser spot of the first laser diode with the second laser diode being turned off;
capturing, by the image sensor, a second image of a second laser spot of the first laser diode while switching on the second laser diode;
determining, by image processing of the first image and the second image, a ratio of laser spot energy of the first laser spot and the second laser spot; and
calculating, based on the determined ratio of laser spot energy, an ECT coupling coefficient associated with the ECT effect on the first laser diode by switching the second laser diode.

US Pat. No. 10,118,257

CONDITIONED ISOLATION ELEMENTS AND SENSOR ASSEMBLIES

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A method of forming a conditioned isolation element for a sensor assembly, comprising:providing a housing structure comprising:
a threaded stem;
a sealing element extending from an upper end of the threaded stem; and
a shelf at a lower end of the threaded stem and laterally extending beyond outermost lateral boundaries of the threaded stem;
welding a bellows structure to a lower end of the shelf of the housing structure to form a preformed isolation element structure; and
subjecting the preformed isolation element structure to at least one thermal annealing process to form a conditioned isolation element structure comprising the housing structure and a conditioned bellows structure comprising an annealed material substantially impermeable to hydrogen ions and resistant to one or more of physical degradation and chemical degradation, the conditioned isolation element structure substantially less susceptible to one or more of hydrogen ion permeation, hydrogen based embrittlement, and hydrogen-based stress-cracking than the preformed isolation element.

US Pat. No. 10,123,453

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COOLING SYSTEM

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. A cooling system for directly cooling a plurality of electronic apparatuses through immersion into cooling liquid, the cooling system comprising:a cooling tank having an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls;
a plurality of storage sections defined by a plurality of inner partitioning walls provided within the cooling tank to divide the open space, the storage sections being for storing at least one electronic apparatus in each of the storage sections, the plurality of storage sections arranged in a two-dimensional array; and
an inflow opening and an outflow opening for the cooling liquid that are formed at each of the of storage sections;
wherein the inflow opening is formed at a bottom portion or a side surface of each of the storage sections and wherein the outflow opening is formed in a vicinity of the liquid level of the cooling liquid flowing through each of the storage sections, and
the outflow opening and/or the inflow opening is formed at a position where the plurality of inner partitioning walls defining each storage section intersect with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,123,377

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A method for determining functionality of communication devices in a cellular communication network including a plurality of communication devices, the method comprising:obtaining at least one measure of the performance of the cellular communication network in a component area of radio coverage;
determining from the each measure of performance whether performance conditions in the component area of radio coverage support the activation of an aggregator facility, said aggregator facility providing radio coverage to at least one first communication device within a selected geographical area;
determining from the each measure of performance whether a net benefit is expected for the performance of the network in the component area as a result of the activation of the aggregator facility; and
controlling activation of an aggregator functionality at at least one second communication device when performance conditions in the component area of radio coverage support the activation of the aggregator facility and when a net benefit is expected.

US Pat. No. 10,123,233

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Softbank Corp., Tokyo (J...

1. A base station apparatus capable of communicating with a mobile station via a radio transmission path, the base station apparatus comprising:information acquisition means for acquiring information on a communication speed of a backhaul link of the base station apparatus, and
parameter adjustment means for adjusting a communication parameter of the radio transmission path so that a communication speed of the radio transmission path becomes equal to or lower than the communication speed of the backhaul link, based on the information on communication speed of the backhaul link acquired by the information acquisition means and a channel bandwidth of the radio transmission path, wherein the parameter adjustment means acquires information on link quality between the base station and the mobile station, selects an MCS index that is equal to or smaller than an MCS index showing an MCS (Modulation Coding Scheme) corresponding to the acquired link quality, selects a range of TBS (Transport Block Size) candidates by which the communication speed of the radio transmission path is equal to or lower than the communication speed of the backhaul link, based on TBS indexes corresponding to the selected MCS index, and selects a maximum value of the TBS candidates corresponding to the PRB (Physical Resource Block) that is an integral multiple of the RBG (Resource Block Group) according to the channel bandwidth of the radio transmission path, from the range of selected TBS candidates, in a correspondence data showing a corresponding relationship between a TBS index showing the TBS, a value of TBS and the number of PRBs, and determines an MCS index and the number of PRBs corresponding to the selected maximum value of TBS, as an MCS index and the number of PRBs that are used for a communication with the mobile station via the radio transmission path.

US Pat. No. 10,121,606

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRODE FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrode for an energy storage device, the method comprising:degreasing a surface of a positive electrode containing Al by using an organic solvent;
thereafter, etching the surface of the positive electrode degreased in the step of degreasing, by using an etchant;
thereafter, forming a Zn plating on the surface of the positive electrode etched in the step of etching, by using a liquid zincate;
thereafter, forming a Ni plating on a surface of the Zn plating formed in the step of forming a Zn plating, by using a Ni plating solution; and
thereafter, forming a Sn plating on a surface of the Ni plating formed in the step of forming a Ni plating, by using a Sn plating solution.

US Pat. No. 10,121,359

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROMPTING INFORMATION OF A SMART SOCKET

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring temperature in a smart socket measured by a built-in sensor of a micro-controller in the smart socket;
comparing the temperature in the smart socket with a preset temperature threshold value, and determining whether power of electric equipment connected with the smart socket is higher than an upper limit of an acceptable power range of the smart socket according to a comparison result, wherein the preset temperature threshold value is a preset threshold value configured to determine whether the power of the electric equipment is higher than the upper limit of the acceptable power range of the smart socket;
when the power of the electric equipment is determined to be higher than the upper limit of the acceptable power range of the smart socket, generating alarming information indicating that the power of the electric equipment is excessively high; and
pushing the alarming information to a mobile terminal bound with the smart socket;
wherein comparing the temperature in the smart socket with the preset temperature threshold value and determining whether the power of the electric equipment connected with the smart socket is higher than the upper limit of the acceptable power range of the smart socket according to the comparison result comprises:
when the temperature measured by the built-in sensor of the micro-controller is more than or equal to the preset temperature threshold value, determining that the power of the electric equipment connected with the smart socket is higher than the upper limit of the acceptable power range of the smart socket.

US Pat. No. 10,121,331

DETECTION OF UNAUTHORIZED DEVICES ON ATMS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for detecting unauthorized devices on an ATM comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute instructions to:
capture, via a 3D scanner, 3D image data of an ATM, the 3D image data comprising first shape data of the ATM;
determine a first difference between the first shape data and second shape data comprising baseline shape data for the ATM;
perform a first comparison by comparing a first location to a second location, the first location being a location of the first difference and the second location being a location for a known unauthorized device;
perform a second comparison by comparing the first shape data to third shape data, the third shape data comprising shape data of the known unauthorized device;
determine that an unauthorized device may be present at the ATM, based on the first and second comparisons; and
in response to determining that an unauthorized device may be present at the ATM:
receive, at an antenna located within communication range of the ATM, radio frequency (RF) signal data comprising a detected ATM RF signal;
determine an unidentified RF signal of the detected ATM RF signal;
determine whether the unidentified RF signal is present for a predetermined period of time;
determine whether a skimmer is present at the ATM based on a determination that the unidentified RF signal is present for a period of time and based on the second comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,121,100

TWO PIECE TRANSACTION CARD HAVING FABRIC INLAY

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a housing component having a first housing surface opposite a second housing surface and forming a cavity defined by walls of the housing component; and
an inlay component having a first inlay surface opposite a second inlay surface, the inlay and housing being joined along the second inlay surface and the first housing surface such that the inlay component is disposed within the cavity, the first inlay surface comprising:
a fabric material; and
a backer layer configured to support the fabric material of the first inlay surface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,469

SUBSTRATE PROCESS SYSTEM, PROCESS PROCEDURE OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING NUMBER OF PROCESS MACHINES

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A device for optimizing a process procedure for each predetermined number of a plurality of arranged process machines in a substrate process system that includes the plurality of arranged process machines, and that processes a circuit substrate in such a manner that the circuit substrate is sequentially processed by the plurality of process machines while being transported from an upstream process machine to a downstream process machine among the plurality of process machines, wherein the plurality of process machines includesat least one first mounting device for mounting a first set of mounted components on the circuit substrate,
at least one second mounting device for mounting a second set of mounted components on the circuit substrate, the second set of mounted components being larger than the first set of mounted components
at least one first inspection device which inspects a mounting position of the first set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one first mounting device, and
at least one second inspection device which inspects a mounting position of the second set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one second mounting device,
wherein the at least one first inspection device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one first mounting device, the at least one second mounting device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one first inspection device, and the at least one second inspection device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one second mounting device,
wherein the at least one first inspection device has a resolving power higher than that of the at least one second inspection device, wherein the higher resolving power of the at least one first inspection device requires a relatively longer time to process images of the mounted positions of the first set of mounted components as compared with the time to process images of the mounted positions of the second set of mounted components of the at least one second inspection device, and
wherein the device for optimizing the process procedure is configured to allocate a process to each of the plurality of process machines in such a manner that the at least one first inspection device only inspects the mounting position of the first set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one first mounting device, the at least one second inspection device only inspects the mounting position of the second set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one second mounting device, the second set of mounted components being larger than the first set of mounted components, and an inspection time for the at least one first inspection device and an inspection time for the at least one second inspection device are equalized based on at least one of type, number, and mounting position of the mounted components of the first set of mounted components, at least one of type, number, and mounting position of the mounted components of the second set of mounted components, and the relatively longer time to process images of the mounted positions of the first set of mounted components due to the higher resolving power of the at least one first inspection device.

US Pat. No. 10,122,620

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMING EQUAL-COST MULTI-PATH ROUTES ON NETWORK DEVICES

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A method for configuring a network device, comprising:setting a defer equal-cost multi-path (ECMP) variable to a first value;
setting a first timer to a user-configurable time value;
setting a routes received variable to zero;
starting the first timer;
receiving a plurality of routes while the first timer performs a countdown of the user-configurable time value to obtain an increased routes received variable;
determining a number of received routes using the increased routes received variable;
determining that the number of received routes exceeds a user-configurable minimum number of routes in order to discover that an active session exists;
determining that the first timer has reached zero;
determining, based on the first timer reaching completing the countdown and the existence of the active session, that a user-configurable minimum number of active sessions is not exceeded;
setting, based on the user-configurable minimum number of active sessions not being exceeded, the defer ECMP variable to a second value;
after setting the defer ECMP variable to the second value, identifying, in a routing information base (RIB) of the network device, a set of ECMP routes from a plurality of routes for a destination IP prefix; and
updating a forwarding information base (FIB) of the network device based on the set of ECMP routes.

US Pat. No. 10,123,462

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame that defines an at least partially enclosed space; and
a vertical exhaust duct arranged at a top of the frame and configured to convey heated air from the at least partially enclosed space to an area external to the at least partially enclosed space, the vertical exhaust duct including:
a first exhaust duct section; and
a second exhaust duct section vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section;
wherein at least one of the first and second exhaust duct sections is in fluid communication with the at least partially enclosed space; and
wherein one of the first and second exhaust duct sections includes an aperture that is selectively alignable with any of a plurality of vertically-arranged apertures of the other exhaust duct section so as to accommodate a fastener extending through both exhaust duct sections, thereby fixing a vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,122,310

TACTILE VIBRATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART TERMINAL

Goertek Inc., Weifang, S...

1. Tactile vibration control system for a smart terminal, comprises: a command generator, a tactile driver, a filter, a linear resonant actuator, a sensing module, a feedback unit and a comparator;the command generator generates an initial commanding signal according to an input signal, adjusts the initial commanding signal to an adjusted commanding signal according to an error signal sent by the comparator and sends the adjusted commanding signal to the tactile driver;
the tactile driver generates a driving signal according to the adjusted commanding signal received and sends the generated driving signal to the linear resonant actuator;
the filter is connected between the command generator and the tactile driver, the filter filtering the adjusted commanding signal so that amplitudes of a predetermined number of initial pulses of the filtered commanding signal are larger than a set threshold and phases of a predetermined number of ending pulses reverse;
the linear resonant actuator receives the driving signal and is driven by the driving signal to vibrate;
the sensing module comprises different types of sensors in which each type of the sensors in real time senses a status of the linear resonant actuator and generates a corresponding sensing signal when sensing the vibration of the linear resonant actuator;
the feedback unit fuses multiple channels of sensing signals generated by the sensing module, obtains a feedback signal for estimating the vibration mode of the linear resonant actuator, and sends the feedback signal to the comparator; and
the comparator compares the feedback signal with a desired signal characterizing the vibration mode of the linear resonant actuator in the input signal, generates an error signal according to the comparison result, and sends the error signal to the command generator.

US Pat. No. 10,122,201

CHARGING SYSTEM AND CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A power adapter, comprising:a first rectifier, configured to rectify a first alternating current and output a first voltage with a first ripple waveform;
a switch circuit, configured to modulate the first voltage according to a control signal and output a modulated first voltage;
a transformer, configured to output a plurality of voltages with ripple waveforms according to the modulated first voltage;
a compositing circuit, configured to composite the plurality of voltages to output a second alternating current, wherein, 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;
a first charging interface, coupled to an output end of the compositing circuit, and configured to apply the second alternating current to a battery in a terminal via a second charging interface of the terminal when the first charging interface is coupled to the second charging interface, in which the second charging interface is coupled to the battery;
a sampling circuit, configured to sample voltage and/or current at a primary winding of the transformer to obtain a voltage sampling value and/or a current sampling value;
a control circuit, coupled to the sampling circuit and the switch circuit respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch circuit, and to adjust a duty ratio of the control signal according to the current sampling value and/or the voltage sampling value, such that the second alternating current meets a charging requirement of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,122,190

POWER ADAPTER, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMPEDANCE EXCEPTION OF CHARGING LOOP

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A power adapter, comprising a power conversion unit and a charging interface, the power conversion unit being configured to form a charging loop with a terminal via the charging interface so as to charge a battery of the terminal, and wherein, the power adapter further comprises:a communication unit, configured to receive voltage indicative information from the terminal when the power adapter charges the terminal, wherein the voltage indicative information indicates an input voltage of the terminal from the power adapter detected by the terminal;
a detection unit, configured to detect an output voltage of the power adapter; and
an anomaly handling unit, configured to determine, according to a difference between the input voltage and the output voltage, whether an impedance of the charging loop is abnormal, and to control the charging loop to enter into a protection state if the impedance of the charging loop is abnormal, wherein, the anomaly handling unit is configured to:
determine a level of the impedance according to the difference; and
control, according to the level of the impedance, the charging loop to enter into a protection state corresponding to the level.

US Pat. No. 10,122,084

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An electronic device, comprising: a metal housing and at least one switch, the metal housing comprising a peripheral frame provided with at least one micro-seam zone, the at least one micro-seam zone dividing the peripheral frame into at least one segment of frame body, each micro-seam zone being formed by at least two micro-seams arranged at intervals, and a metal part being provided between two adjacent micro-seams, the switch comprising a first end and a second end, the first end being electrically coupled to the frame body divided by the micro-seam zone, the second end being electrically coupled to the metal part, wherein the at least one segment of frame body divided by the at least one micro-seam zone being an independent antenna; the switch comprises a plurality of second ends, and the plurality of second ends are coupled to the different metal parts within the micro-seam zone, the antenna expands a variety of low-frequency bandwidths through different open-closed states of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,120,670

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BUILDING GENERIC CI/CD PIPELINES

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method of deploying an application, the method comprising:creating, by a processor, a virtual container including at least one program that is generically executable in a plurality of different continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) environments, the creating comprising:
incorporating at least one stage script into the at least one program, the at least one stage script defining a flow for the at least one program, and
incorporating at least one utility library into the at least one program, the at least one utility library including instructions for at least one generic application task, wherein the at least one stage script ingests at least a portion of the at least one utility library during at least one step in the flow of the at least one program and ingests additional code outside the at least one utility library during at least one step in the flow of the at least one program;
creating, by the processor, a separate pipeline definition from a generic pipeline definition for each of the plurality of different CI/CD environments, each pipeline definition indicating the CI/CD environment for which it is created and being configured to operate only in the CI/CD environment for which it is created, and each pipeline definition being configured to cause the CI/CD environment for which it is created to execute the at least one program; and
deploying, by the processor, at least one of the pipeline definitions along with the virtual container in the CI/CD environment for which the at least one of the pipeline definitions is created, thereby enabling execution of the at least one program within the CI/CD environment for which the at least one of the pipeline definitions is created, wherein transitioning a pipeline from the CI/CD environment for which the at least one of the pipeline definitions is created to another CI/CD environment includes customizing only a generic build script for the other CI/CD environment.

US Pat. No. 10,120,640

AUDIO SYSTEM WITH PARENTAL MAXIMUM VOLUME CONTROL

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. An audio system, comprising:means for adjusting in response to a user input a volume level of an audio signal to a desired maximum volume level;
means for generating the audio signal corresponding to the volume level during the adjustment of the volume level to the desired maximum volume level;
means for establishing, before the adjustment, a default maximum volume level as a set maximum volume level for audio programs played on at least a portion of the audio system, the default maximum volume not exceeding a midrange of capabilities of the audio system; and
means for establishing, after the adjustment, the desired maximum volume level as a set maximum volume level for audio programs played on at least said portion of the audio system, the desired maximum volume level not exceeding the midrange of capabilities of the audio system.

US Pat. No. 10,118,742

PACKAGE WITH PORTION CONTROL

Sonoco Development, Inc.,...

1. A package for storing and dispensing consumable goods, the package comprising:a container base having a defined interior volume for retaining a quantity of consumable goods, and an open top end for dispensing the goods,
a lid formed to overlap the top end of the base, the lid having a defined portion volume that is less than the interior volume of the base,
retaining means for frictional engagement of the lid on the top end of the base, and
activating means for releasing the frictional engagement between the lid and the top end of the base,
wherein the retaining means is formed in part adjacent the top end of the base and in part within the portion volume of the lid,
wherein the activating means comprises at least one activation button formed on the sidewall of the base, the activation button defining a receiving area for a lid release activation force causing a flexing of the top end of the base,
wherein the retaining means comprises a plurality of retaining grooves and at least one retaining bar formed for receipt within and frictional engagement with the retaining grooves upon overlap of the lid on the top end of the base, and
wherein the retaining grooves are formed in the sidewall of the top end of the base and wherein the at least one retaining bar is formed on an inside surface of the sidewall of the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,123,433

CARRIER-ATTACHED COPPER FOIL, LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED-WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A carrier-attached copper foil having a carrier, an intermediate layer and an ultra-thin copper layer having a thickness of 0.1 and 12 ?m in this order,wherein a number of crystal grains per unit cross-sectional area of the ultra-thin copper layer in a through-thickness direction is 0.1 to 5 grains/?m2, and a ten point average roughness Rz of a surface on a side of the ultra-thin copper layer is 0.1 to 2.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,123,024

IMAGE PROCESSING METHODS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, at least one region of interest in an image;
determining parameters of interest for pixels within the image at least according to a distribution of the at least one region of interest in the image;
determining target positions for the pixels according to the parameters of interest for the pixels and a reduction ratio; and
generating, according to the target positions of the pixels, a reduced image corresponding to the image.

US Pat. No. 10,122,207

AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH CIRCUITS AND CONTROL METHODS

Astec International Limit...

1. An automatic transfer switch circuit comprising:a first voltage input having a line terminal and a neutral terminal;
a second voltage input having a line terminal and a neutral terminal;
a voltage output having a line output terminal and a neutral output terminal;
a first relay coupled to the line terminal of the first voltage input and the line terminal of the second voltage input;
a second relay coupled to the neutral terminal of the first voltage input and the neutral terminal of the second voltage input;
a third relay coupled between the line output terminal and at least one of the first relay and second relay;
a fourth relay coupled between the neutral output terminal and at least one of the first relay and the second relay; and
a controller coupled to the relays to control a state of each of the relays.

US Pat. No. 10,121,750

SENSOR CHIP PACKAGE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SENSOR CHIP PACKAGE ASSEMBLY

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A sensor chip package assembly, comprising:a metal substrate having a bonding pad region and a placement region, wherein the bonding pad region having a plurality of metal bonding pads;
a sensor chip being located on an upper surface of the metal substrate, wherein the sensor chip having a plurality of sensor chip bonding pads;
an electrical connection assembly electrically connecting a metal bonding pad and a sensor chip bonding pad;
a packaging material cover covering the metal substrate, the sensor chip and the electrical connection assembly, wherein a lower surface of the metal substrate is not covered by the packaging material cover, and any two adjacent metal bonding pads are spaced in an insulated manner by the packaging material cover; and
an insulated cover on the packaging material cover, wherein the insulated cover comprises a metal particle, wherein a volume proportion of the metal particle in the insulated cover is less than 8%.

US Pat. No. 10,121,666

ION IMPLANTATION METHOD AND ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation method for scanning an ion beam reciprocally in an x direction and moving a wafer reciprocally in a y direction to implant ions into the wafer, the method comprising:irradiating a first wafer arranged to meet a predetermined plane channeling condition with the ion beam and measuring resistance of the first wafer irradiated with the ion beam;
irradiating a second wafer arranged to meet a predetermined axial channeling condition with the ion beam and measuring resistance of the second wafer irradiated with the ion beam; and adjusting an implant angle distribution of the ion beam relative to the wafers in the x direction and in the y direction by using results of measuring the resistance of the first and second wafers,
wherein the implant angle distribution is adjusted independently in the x direction and in the y direction by using two or more lens devices for converging or diverging the ion beam by applying at least one of an electric field and a magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,120,499

CAPACITANCE DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE BASED ON CAPACITIVE TOUCH CONTROLLER CHIP

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A capacitance detection method based on a capacitive touch controller chip, used for detecting capacitance values of detection channels, wherein the method comprises:setting configuration information of the detection channels, the configuration information of the detection channels comprises information of activating sequence of respective detection channels and pre-configuration information of the respective detection channels;
pre-configuring for the respective detection channels before detecting in accordance with the pre-configuration information of the respective detection channels;
activating a first detection channel in accordance with the information of activating sequence of the respective detection channels, and detecting a capacitance value generated by touch of a user in a currently activated detection channel; and
activating, when the capacitance value of the currently activated channel is completed, a next detection channel in accordance with the information of activating sequence, and continuing to perform detection on a capacitance value of the next detection channel.

US Pat. No. 10,119,915

DETECTION DEVICE FOR SPECIMENS

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A detection device for specimens, comprising:an image sensor;
a light-guiding structure, disposed on the image sensor, comprising:
a light-guiding layer disposed on the image sensor; and
a top layer disposed on the light-guiding layer;
a carrier, disposed on the light-guiding structure, having a plurality of wells arranged in a second array located over the top layer, wherein each of the wells is configured to receive and hold a specimen solely within the well, and
a light source adjacent to a side surface of the light-guiding layer and configured to emit an excitation beam into the light-guiding layer, wherein a portion of the excitation beam is transmitted from the light source along the light-guiding layer to the plurality of wells and another portion of the excitation beam is transmitted from the light source to the microlenses and is reflected by the microlenses to the plurality of wells,
wherein the top layer includes a plurality of guiding portions, disposed on the light-guiding layer, arranged in a first array, and the wells located over the guiding portions,
wherein the excitation beam is transmitted to the specimens via the top layer,
wherein the carrier comprises a top surface and a bottom surface and the plurality of wells is arranged in contact with the top surface of the carrier and the bottom surface of the carrier is opposite of the top surface, and
wherein the specimens emit induced beams when the specimens are irradiated by the excitation beam, and the detection device is configured so that the induced beams are transmitted from at least one well then through the bottom surface of the carrier and then to the image sensor via the top layer and the light-guiding layer, in sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,119,225

SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for producing a paper product, the system comprising:(A) a paper machine for forming a paper web, the paper web including a plurality of sections in a sequence, the paper machine including:
(a) a web analysis unit to perform at least one of inspecting the paper web and identifying properties in the paper web;
(b) a marking unit to mark the paper web with a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections; and
(c) a winder to wind the paper web into a parent roll, the winder being positioned after the web analysis unit and the marking unit;
(B) an analysis tool configured to assign an action score to each section of the paper web based upon the identified properties in that section of the paper web, at least one action score having an action value, the action value being a value of the action score that indicates an actionable risk of converting line failure; and
(C) a converting line for converting the paper web into a paper product, the converting line having a plurality of operating parameters and including:
(a) an unwind stand to unwind the paper web from the parent roll;
(b) a mark reading unit that (i) reads at least one of the plurality of marks on the paper web and (ii) produces a corresponding output from the mark that has been read;
(c) a controller that receives the output from the mark reading unit and is configured:
(i) to obtain the action score associated with a second one of the plurality of marks, the second one of the plurality of marks being the next mark with an action value after the at least one mark read by the reading unit,
(ii) to calculate a distance between the at least one mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the plurality of marks, and
(iii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score of the second one of the plurality of marks when the calculated distance is less than a threshold; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 10,118,843

PROCESS FOR CAPTURE OF CARBON DIOXIDE AND DESALINATION

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIV...

1. A process for reducing in a gas stream the concentration of carbon dioxide and for reducing in an aqueous stream the concentration of sodium chloride,which process comprises contacting a feed gas comprising greater than or equal to 0.1% by volume carbon dioxide with an aqueous feed comprising:
(a) sodium chloride; and
(b) calcium oxide and/or calcium hydroxide at a total concentration of greater than or equal to 0.5% by weight,
wherein the pH of the aqueous feed is greater than or equal to 10.0.

US Pat. No. 10,122,733

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROXIMITY IDENTITY VERIFICATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for authorizing a transaction, comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
receive a request to authorize a transaction initiated by a user;
determine that an indicator of relative risk associated with the transaction exceeds a first predetermined threshold, the relative risk being based at least in part on a current physical location of the user;
identify a known associate of the user based at least in part on the indicator of relative risk;
determine a proximity between the current physical location of the user and a current physical location of the identified known associate based on a wireless communication between a device associated with the user and a device associated with the identified known associate; and
approve the authorization request when the determined proximity is within a second predetermined threshold;
wherein identifying the known associate of the user comprises identifying the known associate from among a plurality of associates listed in a social network of the user, based on a geographical relationship between the current physical location of the identified known associate and the current physical location of the user, to increase confidence in verification of user identity.

US Pat. No. 10,121,649

CLEANING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A cleaning method of removing wax which is adhered to a semiconductor wafer surface, by using a cleaning liquid, the cleaning method comprising:introducing a gas to the cleaning liquid by using a microbubble generating device in order to generate microbubbles in the cleaning liquid, and immersing a semiconductor wafer in the cleaning liquid which contains the microbubbles generated by the gas to clean a surface of the semiconductor wafer, wherein wax adhering to the surface of the semiconductor wafer is uniformly removed while dissolving the wax in the cleaning liquid without exfoliating the wax as a solid material,
wherein the cleaning liquid is an aqueous liquid containing an alkaline component and a surfactant component, wherein the alkaline component is quaternary ammonium hydroxide, and wherein surfactant component is limited to surfactants selected from the group consisting of tetraalkylammonium salts, alkylpyridinium salts, and amine salts.

US Pat. No. 10,118,645

LONGITUDINAL BEAM MADE OF MULTI-LAYER STEEL

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A longitudinal beam for a motor vehicle, said motor vehicle having a body, said longitudinal beam having a hollow cross section and extending in the longitudinal direction, with a front connection for a cross-member and a rear connection to a motor vehicle body, wherein the longitudinal beam is produced from a multi-layer steel having a homogeneous wall thickness as a hot-formed and press-hardened component, wherein the longitudinal beam includes at least one reinforcement patch, and wherein the multi-layer steel has a central layer and also at least one outer layer made of a ferritic stainless steel alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,118,470

METHOD OF RE-INITIALIZING A VEHICLE POWER-OPERATED MOON ROOF OR SUNROOF

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. In a power-operated moon roof assembly comprising a sunshade and a moon roof panel, a method for re-initializing a moon roof control system, comprising:translating the moon roof panel and the sunshade to a fully closed position;
sequentially re-initializing first a sunshade controller and then a moon roof panel controller
by actuating one or more sunshade and/or moon roof panel actuators for a predetermined re-initializing time period that is less than a full duration of the re-initializing; and
implementing an initiation procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,117,685

BONE FIXATION WITH A PIN AND A COLLAR

Acumed LLC, Hillsboro, O...

1. A system for bone fixation, comprising:a pin configured to be inserted into a bone; and
a deformable collar to retain the pin in the bone;
wherein the collar is configured to be operatively disposed on the pin such that the collar extends more than halfway and less than completely around the pin,
wherein the collar defines a through-axis and has an axial dimension measured along the through-axis, wherein the collar includes an inner surface configured to face the pin, wherein the inner surface defines a surface feature that is complementary to each surface feature of a plurality of surface features of the pin, wherein the surface feature of the collar has an axial extent that is less than the axial dimension of the collar, and wherein the collar is configured to be seated on the pin without threaded engagement between the collar and the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,123,467

MAGNETIC FIELD SHIELDING SHEET FOR A WIRELESS CHARGER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND RECEIVING APPARATUS FOR A WIRELESS CHARGER USING THE SHEET

AMOSENSE CO., LTD., Cheo...

1. A magnetic field shield sheet for a wireless charger, the magnetic field shield sheet comprising:a thin magnetic sheet separated into a plurality of pieces by a flake-treatment process; and
an adhesive member adhered on one surface of the thin magnetic sheet such that the adhesive member is adhered to the plurality of pieces;
wherein at least parts of the pieces are mutually isolated, and at least parts of gaps among the plurality of pieces are filled by an adhesive of the adhesive member.

US Pat. No. 10,123,426

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, PRINTED BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A printed board comprising:a component built-in board in which at least a first core layer on which a first electronic component is mounted, a second core layer on which a second electronic component is mounted, an adhesive layer arranged between the first core layer and the second core layer, and a wiring layer are stacked,
wherein the wiring layer includes:
a front-surface-side wiring layer for electrically connecting a third electronic component mounted in a first core layer side of the component built-in board to at least one of the first electronic component and the second electronic component; and
a back-surface-side wiring layer for electrically connecting an external connection terminal formed in a second core layer side of the component built-in board to at least one of the first electronic component and the second electronic component, and
wherein the component built-in board includes a through electrode penetrating through at least the first core layer, the adhesive layer, and the second core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,123,232

SIGNALING STORM REDUCTION FROM RADIO NETWORKS

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:concentrating a plurality of signaling messages from at least two radio access network nodes to a core network node at a signaling concentrator located between the at least two radio access network nodes and the core network node;
processing the plurality of signaling messages with a mobile device identifier rule at the signaling concentrator, at approximately a line rate of at least one link from the at least two radio access network nodes to the signaling concentrator;
adding together backhaul line rates of each of the at least two radio access network nodes coupled to the signaling concentrator to compute the line rate; and
providing compute resources sufficient to handle signaling messages received at or approaching the line rate,
wherein the mobile device identifier rule further comprises an association of an identifier of a source mobile device for each of the plurality of signaling messages with a message processing rule, the message processing rule further comprising instructions for determining whether to drop each of the plurality of signaling messages,
thereby providing core network offload of the core network node by the signaling concentrator.

US Pat. No. 10,122,928

MOTION VIDEO OUTPUT FOR MULTIPLE DISPLAYS

RED.COM, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. An image data processing system comprising:an image sensor configured to convert light incident on the image sensor into digital image data;
a camera housing containing the image sensor;
one or more processors configured to:
encode, using an encoding function, a stream of digital motion picture image data derived from the digital image data to obtain an encoded stream,
generate a first monitoring data stream from the encoded stream by linearizing the encoded stream using a first decoding function, the first monitoring data stream comprising first image data, the first decoding function being an inverse of the encoding function, and
generate a second monitoring data stream from the encoded stream by linearizing the encoded stream using a second decoding function different from the first decoding function, the second monitoring data stream comprising second image data having a narrower brightness range than the first image data, the second monitoring data stream being generated in parallel with the first monitoring data stream;
a first video output port in communication with the one or more processors, the first video output port being configured to output the first monitoring data stream for display; and
a second video output port in communication with the one or more processors, the second video output port being configured to output the second monitoring data stream for display in parallel with the first video output port outputting the first monitoring data stream,
wherein the one or more processors is supported by the camera housing or another housing that is releasably attachable to the camera housing, the first video output port being supported by the camera housing or the another housing, the second video output port being supported by the camera housing or the another housing, and
wherein the one or more processors is configured to generate the first monitoring data stream and the second monitoring data stream while the image sensor generates the digital image data.

US Pat. No. 10,122,916

OBJECT MONITORING METHOD AND DEVICE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. An object monitoring method, comprising:determining a sound production reason for a target sound when the target sound exists in acquired sounds;
pushing sound production information to a mobile terminal, the sound production information comprising the sound production reason;
receiving a video acquisition instruction sent by the mobile terminal;
pushing video information to the mobile terminal according to the video acquisition instruction so as to enable the mobile terminal to display the video information;
broadcasting a message to enable the mobile terminal to display prompt information indicating that a current monitoring equipment does not access a network responsive to detecting that the current monitoring equipment does not access the network;
receiving a name and a password of a router broadcast by the mobile terminal; and
sending a connection request to the router for connection to the router.

US Pat. No. 10,121,020

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING ACCESS TO SECURE DATA

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method for providing secure access to organization data associated with an organization, the method comprising:providing a user interface accessible by a user device and that enables the user device to (i) transmit computer-executable instructions to a storage device associated with the organization and (ii) request execution of at least some of the computer-executable instructions, the user interface being stored on a storage device associated with the organization;
receiving, at the storage device and via the user interface, the computer-executable instructions from the user device;
saving the computer-executable instructions at the storage device;
receiving, at a web server and from the user device via the user interface, a request to execute at least some of the computer-executable instructions in relation to a portion of the organization data, the organization data being stored on the storage device;
responsive to receiving the request, scheduling, by a router, a working computer from a computer cluster associated with the organization to perform the at least some of the computer-executable instructions, the scheduling comprising:
identifying a plurality of available computers in the computer cluster, an available computer being a computer that has available RAM, available processing, and available cycles and is capable of managing an additional concurrent connection; and
randomly selecting the working computer from the plurality of available computers of the computer cluster;
accessing, by the working computer and from the storage device, the at least some of the computer-executable instructions and at least some of the portion of the organization data;
executing, by the working computer, the at least some of the computer-executable instructions based on the at least a portion of the organization data to generate an output; and
transmitting the output from the working computer and to the user device via the web server.

US Pat. No. 10,120,699

METHOD FOR ACCESSING MULTIPLE INTERNAL REGISTERS OF A SERVER

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A method for accessing a plurality of internal registers of a server in communication, over a network, with a computing device of an external user, comprising:the user entering commands, using the computing device that includes stacked layers of an application layer stacked on a service modules layer that is in turn stacked on a IPMI tool box, the IPMI toolbox being an intelligent platform management interface communication device between the computing device of the external user and the server, the commands being in high-level language for managing data of the internal registers of the server and including names of the internal registers, the user entering the commands in the application layer;
with one or more service modules in the service module layer, automatically transforming the command lines into access commands in a communication protocol directly understandable by a service processor of said server, said one or more service modules mapping the names of said internal registers contained in said command lines, to at least corresponding addresses of said internal registers in said access commands, the communication protocol being an IPMI language;
with the IPMI toolbox, encapsulating the access commands into messages transmittable over the network;
transmitting said messages over the network from the computing device to the server; and
with a concurrent access management layer of said service processor, receiving said messages transmitted from the computing device and accessing to said internal registers using one or more access protocols to access said internal registers,
wherein, upon receiving said messages with plural concurrent user-commanded requests for access of a same internal registers of the server, said concurrent access management layer manages user-command access to said internal registers and a possible risk of collision with a monitoring access under direct control of said service processor to said internal registers for purposes of updating a copy of a status of said internal registers.

US Pat. No. 10,118,846

TREE BOX FILTER WITH HYDROMODIFICATION PANELS

Oldcastle Precast, Inc., ...

1. An assembly for use in a bioretention system comprising:a. an inlet chamber comprising an inlet port, a treatment port, and a bypass port;
b. a treatment chamber adjacent to a first side of the inlet chamber and comprising biofiltration material;
c. an outlet chamber adjacent to a second side of the inlet chamber and comprising an outlet port; and
d. a bottom member disposed along a bottom portion of the treatment chamber, the bottom member comprising a substantially pervious region embedded within a substantially impervious region, wherein the substantially pervious region comprises a plurality of removeable panels that are adapted to permit fluid flow, while restricting the passage of gravel and underdrain material therethrough; and
further wherein the treatment port is adapted to direct stormwater to the treatment chamber and the bypass port is adapted to direct overflow stormwater to the outlet chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,118,380

SEALING

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A seal to move along a slit, comprising:a first leaf;
a second leaf; and
a biasing member to push the first leaf away from the second leaf, and to push the second leaf away from the first leaf, and wherein the biasing member is a V-shaped shim arranged between the first leaf and the second leaf.

US Pat. No. 10,118,097

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED IMAGE PROCESSING FOR IMAGES WITH SIMILAR LUMINOSITIES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method for automated image processing to improve visibility of colors having similar luminosities in a digital media application, the method comprising:under control of a computing device comprising a hardware processor configured to execute software instructions:
identifying an image frame of a virtual environment in a digital media application;
identifying an initial value of a contrast and an initial value of a brightness of the image frame;
determining a Daltonization strength, a local contrast parameter, and a local brightness parameter of the image frame;
adjusting the contrast and the brightness of at least a portion of the image frame based on the local contrast parameter and the local brightness parameter;
applying a modified Daltonization process using, at least, the Daltonization strength to modify color values of the image frame, wherein the Daltonization process creates a modified image frame;
adjusting the contrast and the brightness of at least a portion of the modified image frame to create an enhanced image frame; and
generating instructions for rendering the enhanced image frame in the digital media application.

US Pat. No. 10,123,414

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD USING LASER DIRECT STRUCTURING ADDITIVE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer circuit board comprising:a laminate including a plurality of insulating substrates that are stacked; and
a conductor provided in the laminate; wherein
the plurality of insulating substrates include a first insulating substrate and a second insulating substrate, each of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate includes a curved face located at an intermediate position in an extending direction where a thickness of each of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate changes;
a Laser Direct Structuring additive is added or applied to the first insulating substrate;
the conductor is plated on an area including the curved face where the Laser Direct Structuring additive is irradiated with a laser; and
the curved faces of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate are abutted to each other, and a thicker portion of the first insulating substrate overlies a thinner portion of the second insulating substrate and a thinner portion of the first insulating substrate overlies a thicker portion of the second insulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,123,398

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL MULTI-SWITCH APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A lighting control system multi-switch apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a lighting control module including at least three electrical terminals, the at least three electrical terminals including a power terminal, a common terminal, and a traveler terminal, the lighting control module configured to cause a transmission of a quantity of electrical energy to a lighting circuit of a light fixture electrically connected to the lighting control module;
a detector circuit positioned in the lighting control module, the detector circuit electrically coupled to the traveler terminal and configured to detect a grounding of the traveler terminal; and
a controller system in electrical communication with the detector circuit, the controller system configured to cause a call signal to be transmitted to a switch connected to the traveler terminal, the call signal configured to request the switch connected to the traveler terminal transmit a response signal to the controller system to identify the switch connected to the traveler terminal to the controller system, wherein the controller system is further configured to designate the switch connected to the traveler wire as at least one of a slave switch and a master switch and to designate the lighting control module as the other one of the slave switch and the master switch in response to receipt of the response signal from the switch connected to the traveler terminal, wherein the slave switch is configured to transmit a lighting change request received by the master switch to cause the master switch to alter a lighting scheme of the lighting circuit of the light fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,123,395

MULTI-PORT LED-BASED LIGHTING COMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A multi-port communications gateway comprising:a lighting communications interface configured to be coupled to an LED based illumination device, wherein the lighting communications interface is operable to transmit both data signals and power signals;
a lighting control network interface configured to be coupled to a lighting control system, wherein the lighting control system is operable to generate control commands;
a building management network interface configured to be coupled to a building management system, the building management network interface is operable to receive and transmit information from one or more sensors coupled to the LED based illumination device; and
a real time clock configured to determine a date and time of day synchronized with a time server accessible by the multi-port communications gateway, wherein the multi-port communications gateway periodically transmits an indication of the time of day to the LED based illumination device over the lighting communications interface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,380

INSTANTANEOUS IN-LINE HEATING OF SAMPLES ON A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system apparatus for heating a sample, comprising:a silicon substrate having a planar surface,
a single straight linear co-planar micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate extending from said planar surface into said silicon substrate,
a micro-droplet containing the sample wherein said micro-droplet is within said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate,
an oil carrier fluid within said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate for moving said micro-droplet containing the sample in said single straight micro-channel flow channel wherein the sample and said oil carrier fluid produce microreactors in said single straight micro-channel flow channel with the sample surrounded by said oil carrier fluid in said micro-reactors,
a glass cover over said single straight micro-channel flow channel,
a first conductive co-planar strip on said solid silicon substrate proximate and parallel to said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate wherein said first conductive co-planar strip is a conductive Indium Tin Oxide strip,
a second conductive co-planar strip on said solid silicon substrate proximate and parallel to said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate wherein said second conductive co-planar strip is a conductive Indium Tin Oxide strip, and
a microwave power source and control connected to said first conductive co-planar strip and said second co-planar conductive strip which provides
a microwave source that directs 18 to 26 GHz microwaves of electromagnetic radiation onto said silicon substrate and onto the sample and onto said oil carrier fluid in said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate for heating the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,123,369

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a first communicator that wirelessly connects to another communication apparatus using a first communication method by operating in a first mode or a second mode, wherein the first mode performs writing processing to the another communication apparatus or reading processing from the another communication apparatus using power supplied from the communication apparatus, and wherein the second mode performs writing processing to the another communication apparatus or reading processing from the another communication apparatus using power supplied from the another communication apparatus;
a second communicator that communicates with the another communication apparatus using a second communication method by operating as a first role or a second role, wherein the first role is a role of controlling the another communication apparatus, and wherein the second role is a role of being controlled by the another communication apparatus; and
one or more computers that is connected with the first communicator via a communication line and cause the communication apparatus to:
determine, in a case where the first communicator wirelessly connects to the another communication apparatus, whether the second communicator operates as the first role or the second role based on an output from the first communicator.

US Pat. No. 10,123,365

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPECIFIED ATTACH PROCEDURE AND MOBILITY AND PAGING SUPPORT IN DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

11. A mobility management (MM) function entity in a wireless communication system supporting a network slice including a session management (SM) function entity and a user plane gateway (UP GW), the MM function entity comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from an SM associated with a network slice among a plurality of network slices, a first message for a terminal in an idle mode including session information on the network slice, each of a plurality of sessions being established between the terminal and each of the plurality of network slices respectively; and
a controller configured to control the transceiver to:
transmit, to a base station, a paging message for the terminal based on the session information in the first message,
receive, from the base station, a second message including a service request message for the terminal, and
transmit, to the base station, a setup request message including the session information for activating a session among the plurality of sessions, the session being established between the terminal and the network slice,
wherein the session information includes identification (ID) on the network slice.

US Pat. No. 10,123,238

SELECTION OF A NETWORK ELEMENT

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions therein that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:inserting information indicating an identity of a mobile switching center server serving a user equipment in a first communication network to an attach request, the attach request configured to be delivered for storing to a network node residing in a second communication network from the user equipment over a signaling layer the information indicating the identity of the mobile switching center server serving the user equipment in the first communication network being used by the network node to select the mobile switching center server in a circuit-switched fallback situation.

US Pat. No. 10,123,097

COMPUTERISED PLATFORM FOR MONITORING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID

ABB S.p.A., Milan (IT)

1. A computerized platform for monitoring operation of an electric power distribution grid comprising:an accessory device operatively coupled with or comprised in an electronic protection relay of said electric power distribution grid, wherein said accessory device is configured to gather grid data (D), which are related to the operation of said electric power distribution grid, from one or more electronic devices of said electronic protection relay or operatively connected with said electronic protection relay, which are in communication with said accessory device, wherein said accessory device is configured to transmit said grid data (D) through the Internet;
a publishing computerized unit capable of communicating with said accessory device through the Internet, said publishing computerized unit being configured to interact with said accessory device to acquire and store said grid data (D);
an interface computerized unit capable of communicating with said accessory device and said publishing computerized unit through the Internet, said interface computerized unit being configured to provide interface services to manage the interaction of said accessory device with said publishing computerized unit,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a master device to implement a data-gathering procedure (DGP), in which said accessory device polls one or more electronic devices in communication with said accessory device and receives said grid data (D) from said electronic devices in response to said polling,
wherein said data-gathering procedure (DGP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent sampling periods (TS) to acquire subsequent data-gathering samples (DGS) of grid data (D) based on information specified in a data-gathering file (DGF) stored in said accessory device,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a client device to implement a data-publishing procedure (DPP), in which said accessory device transmits said grid data (D) to said publishing computerized unit,
wherein said data-publishing procedure (DPP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent publishing periods (TP) to transmit a transmission file (TF) to said publishing computerized unit based on information specified in said data-gathering file (DGF) and in a data-publishing file (DPF) stored in said accessory device,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a client device to implement a data-upload procedure (DUP), in which said accessory device receives upload data (UD) from said interface computerized unit, and
wherein said data-upload procedure (DUP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent updating periods (TU) to receive said upload data (UD) from said interface computerized unit.

US Pat. No. 10,122,756

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURELY PAIRING A TRANSMITTING DEVICE WITH A RECEIVING DEVICE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method for secure communication between a transmitting device and a first device, the method comprising:communicating with a first device via a first communication method over a wireless communication network;
transmitting, to the first device via a second communication method, a first sensory pattern representing a first key, wherein:
the first key is a security key;
the second communication method is different from the first communication method; and
the first key is encoded using a ciphering scheme;
determining that a pairing configuration has changed;
transmitting, to the first device via a third communication method, a second sensory pattern representing a second key, the third communication method being specified by the configuration,
wherein the second key is encoded based on a ciphering scheme specified by the pairing configuration; and
in response to determining that the first key matches a third key located on a server, the third key being a secret key:
encrypting a message using a fourth key, the fourth key being a public key, and
sending the encrypted message to the first device via the first communication method;
communicating with the first device via a fourth communication method.

US Pat. No. 10,122,114

AUTOMATION COMPONENT KEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. A keying system for an automation device, comprising:an input/output (I/O) terminal base;
an I/O module mountable on the terminal base and that, in operation, exchanges I/O signals with external devices via the terminal base, the I/O module comprising a key;
a locking assembly on the terminal base and comprising:
a housing having parallel slots,
a plurality of lock pins movable in the slots between a first, biased position and a second position and each having a locking structure,
a blocking member that, in operation, is actuated to interface with the locking structures to block each of the lock pins in the respective first or second position; and
a maintaining member that, in operation, contacts the blocking member to maintain the blocking member in a blocking position in which each of the lock pins is blocked in the respective first or second position;
wherein each lock pins can be displaced between the respective first and second positions by a key having engaging surfaces that contact the lock pins to define keyed positions of the lock pins, and wherein the blocking member blocks the lock pins in their keyed positions and the maintaining member maintains the blocking member in blocking position and thereby blocking mounting of other I/O modules not having the key.

US Pat. No. 10,121,583

COIL STRUCTURE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPONENT USING THE SAME

CYNTEC CO., LTD, Hsinchu...

1. An electromagnetic component, comprising:a conductive structure, comprising at least one conductive layer to form a coil, wherein a conductive layer comprises a coil pattern comprising a middle trace comprising a contiguous portion extending from a first side of the conductive layer to a second side opposite to the first side of the conductive layer, a first slim trace and a second slim trace, wherein the first slim trace comprises a first end point of the coil pattern and the second slim trace comprises a second end point of the coil pattern, and each of an inner side surface of the middle trace on the first side of the conductive layer and an inner side surface of the first slim trace on the second side of the conductive layer respectively forms a corresponding part of the innermost boundary of the coil pattern, wherein the width of the middle trace is respectively greater than that of the first slim trace and the second slim trace, wherein along the winding direction of the coil pattern, the total length of the middle trace is respectively greater than that of the first slim trace comprising said first end point of the coil pattern and the second slim trace comprising said second end point of the coil pattern, wherein a portion of an outer side surface of the first slim trace and a portion of an inner side surface of the second slim trace are placed side by side on the second side of the conductive layer for matching the width of the middle trace with a total of the width of the first slim trace, the width of the second slim trace and a spacing between said two slim traces.

US Pat. No. 10,120,944

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING DATA AND CONNECTING USERS BASED ON USER INTERACTIONS WITH A MACHINE-READABLE CODE OF CONTENT DATA

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for routing data and connecting users based on user interactions with content, the method comprising:in response to a first request for query received at a server from a user device over a network, the query including one or more keywords, generating by a search engine hosted by the server a search identifier (ID) identifying a search transaction corresponding to the query;
extracting the one or more keywords from the query;
performing, by the search engine, a search within a content database based on the extracted one or more keywords, generating a set of one or more content items;
for at least one of the content items,
encoding, by an encoder, the search ID and a content ID identifying the content item into a machine-readable code using a predetermined encoding algorithm, and
attaching the machine-readable code to the corresponding content item, the machine-readable code having the search ID and the corresponding content ID encoded therein;
generating a search result page by incorporating the content items therein, at least one of the content items in the search result page including a corresponding machine-readable code attached therein;
transmitting the search result page to the user device over the network such that the search result page is displayed on the user device, wherein detailed information of the at least one of the content items and the corresponding machine-readable code from the search result page are displayed on the user device when a user of the user device clicks on the at least one of the content items, the corresponding machine-readable code being scannable from the user device;
receiving at the server a second request from an agent device of an agent over the network, the second request including identifying information identifying a first machine-readable code associated with a first content item of the content items in the search result page, wherein the first machine-readable code is transmitted from the user device to the agent device over a communication path;
in response to the second request,
extracting by an interaction logging module the search ID and a first content ID from the identifying information;
determining a user ID identifying the user of the user device who initiated the first request based on the search ID and the first content ID; and
compiling by a user profile compiler user information of the user based on information obtained from a user information database based on the user ID.

US Pat. No. 10,119,572

ELECTRO-MAGNETIC BEARING ASSEMBLY WITH INNER VENTILATION TO COOL THE BEARING

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A magnetic bearing assembly for a rotary machine comprising:a rotor circuit;
a stator magnetic circuit secured to a stationary support element, and comprising two bodies of ferromagnetic material and at least one coil fitted in a protective annular housing leaving uncovered a surface of revolution of the two bodies of ferromagnetic material and a surface of revolution of the at least one coil facing a surface of revolution of the rotor circuit; and
at least one row of blades secured on the rotor circuit,
the rotor circuit comprises an annular thrust collar having an axial portion secured to a rotor shaft and radially extending towards the stator magnetic circuit by a radial portion, the radial portion facing the uncovered surfaces of the two bodies of ferromagnetic material and the at least one coil, each of the two bodies of ferromagnetic material face a radial lateral surface of the radial portion of the annular thrust collar, and each of the at least one row of blades is secured on the axial portion of the thrust collar and radially located between the annular thrust collar and the stator magnetic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,118,936

ARGINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A compound of formula IA:
or a stereoisomer, lactone prodrug, or pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
said dashed line represents an optional double bond;
Z is

X1 is —(CH2)—;
X2 is —(CH2)—;
X3 is —(CH2)—;
X4 is —(CH2)—;
R1 is ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, n-butyl, isobutyl, sec-butyl, tert-butyl, hydroxy(C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C4)alkenyl, (C6-C10)aryl(C1-C4)alkyl, (C4-C10)heteroaryl(C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C10)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C4)alkyl, (C6-C10)aryloxy(C1-C4)alkyl, (C4-C10)heteroaryloxy(C1-C4)alkyl, —Rx—C(?O)—Ry, —Rx—O—Rz, —Rx—O—Rx—NR3R5, —Rx—NR3R5 or (C1-C4)alkyl-B—(OH)2;
each Rx is independently (C1-C4)alkylenyl;
Ry is (C1-C4)alkyl, hydroxyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy or (C6-C10)aryl;
Rz is (C1-C4)alkyl;
R3 is H;
R4 is (C1-C4)alkyl or H; and
R5 is —C(?O)—(C1-C4)alkyl, —C(?O)—(C6-C10)aryl, —SO2—(C6-C10)aryl, —C(?O)NR3R4 or —C(?O)—NR4(C6-C10)aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,118,824

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING SYNTHESIS GAS BY WASHING WITH AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS OF AMINES

AVRIL, Paris (FR) AXENS,...

1. A process for purification of synthesis gas, comprising at least the following stages:a) a stage for dividing the synthesis gas into at least a first synthesis gas flow and a second synthesis gas flow of the same composition,
b1) a stage for the steam conversion of carbon monoxide of the first synthesis gas flow leaving stage a), in order to produce a stage b1) gaseous effluent containing at least hydrogen H2 and carbon dioxide CO2, less than 15% volume (vol. %) of carbon monoxide CO and acid gases including H2S and CO2,
b2) a stage for the removal of acid gases including H2S and CO2 from the stage b1) gaseous effluent by contacting said stage b1) gaseous effluent with a solvent which is a first aqueous solution of amines comprising at least one secondary amine, said first aqueous solution of amines further comprising at least one tertiary amine or a sterically hindered secondary amine different from the secondary amine and containing at least one quaternary carbon atom in the ? or alpha position of the nitrogen atom or two tertiary carbon atoms in the ? and ?? positions, so as to remove acid gases including H2S and CO2 and produce at least one stage b2) gaseous effluent containing less than 5 vol. % of carbon dioxide CO2, and less than 50 ppm by volume of H2S,
c1) a stage for catalytic hydrolysis of COS and HCN present in the second synthesis gas flow that has not undergone the conversion reaction of carbon monoxide with steam, in order to produce a stage c1) gaseous effluent containing less than 25 ppm by volume of COS, and less than 5 ppm by volume of HCN, and containing acid gases including H2S and CO2,
c2) a stage for removal of acid gases including H2S and CO2 from said stage c1) gaseous effluent by contacting said stage c1) gaseous effluent with a solvent which is a second aqueous solution of amines containing at least one tertiary amine, so as to produce at least one stage c2) gaseous effluent containing less than 10 vol. % of carbon dioxide CO2, and less than 50 ppmv of H2S, wherein the second aqueous solution of amines contains between 25 and 50 wt. % of a tertiary amine and contains between 50 and 75 wt. % of water, and
d) recombination of at least a part of said stage b2) effluent and at least part of said stage c2) to obtain a purified synthesis gas,
wherein said first aqueous solution of amines and said second aqueous solution of amines are different.

US Pat. No. 10,118,367

THERMAL CONDUCTING SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A thermal conducting sheet comprising a low-hardness layer and a reinforcing layer laminated on one side or both sides of the low-hardness layer, the reinforcing layer having a hardness greater than a hardness of the low-hardness layer;wherein the low-hardness layer comprises:
from 18 to 25 mass % of acrylic polymer,
from 30 to 35 mass % of silicon carbide having an average particle size of from 60 ?m to 100 ?m,
from 15 to 23 mass % of aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of from 10 ?m to 50 ?m,
from 18 to 30 mass % of magnesium hydroxide having an average particle size of from 1 ?m to 2 ?m, and
from 1 to 5 mass % of plasticizer; and
the reinforcing layer comprises:
from 20 to 30 mass % of acrylic polymer and from 60 to 80 mass % of aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of from 10 ?m to 50 ?m; and
the thermal conducting sheet comprises a bonding interfacial part, the bonding interfacial part comprising an interfacial portion; wherein the low-hardness layer and the reinforcing layer are mutually bonded in the interfacial portion, and each of the low-hardness layer and the reinforcing layer penetrates into the bonding interfacial part.
US Pat. No. 10,118,134

SYNTHETIC MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method of isolating volatile organic compounds with a synthetic membrane, the synthetic membrane comprising a hydrophobic polymer layer located on a polymeric membrane support layer, wherein the hydrophobic polymer layer comprises a plurality of polymer units covalently bonded to the polymeric membrane support layer, wherein each polymer unit comprises a polymerized plurality of vinyl monomers, the method comprising:contacting a volatile organic mixture with the hydrophobic polymer layer of the synthetic membrane, the a volatile organic mixture comprising water and volatile organic compounds; and
removing volatile organic compounds from the polymeric membrane support layer of the synthetic membrane by a process of pervaporation.

US Pat. No. 10,123,303

PAGING EXTENSION FOR ENHANCED COVERAGE GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE (EC-GSM)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A mobile station configured to interact with a radio access network (RAN) node, the mobile station comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the mobile station upon waking up to read its nominal paging group per its Extended Discontinuous Receive Cycle (eDRX) cycle is operable to:
receive, from the RAN node, an Extended Coverage (EC) Paging Request message which comprises at least the following: (i) a page mode field which includes information indicating one or more coverage classes for which one or more EC Paging Request messages were available for transmission by the RAN node during a time interval but were not transmitted; and (ii) a used_downlink_coverage_class field which includes information indicating a coverage class associated with one or more mobile stations addressed in the received EC Paging Request message.

US Pat. No. 10,121,613

KEYSWITCH DEVICE, KEYBOARD, AND MEMBRANE CIRCUIT BOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch device, comprising:a base plate;
a membrane circuit board disposed on the base plate, the membrane circuit board comprising:
a reflective film layer located on the base plate;
a transmissive film layer located over the reflective film layer;
a light guide spacer film layer having an accommodating space, wherein the reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer are respectively located at opposite sides of the light guide spacer film layer; and
a power supply circuit,
a light source sandwiched between the reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer, located in the accommodating space, and spaced apart from the base plate, wherein the light source is powered by the power supply circuit; and
a keyswitch assembly disposed on the membrane circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,120,973

METHOD OF PERFORMING METROLOGY OPERATIONS AND SYSTEM THEREOF

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A computerized method of performing metrology operations on at least one representation of a specimen using a processor operatively connected to a memory, the method comprising:accommodating, in the memory, definitions of one or more metrology objects and one or more metrology operations, wherein at least one of the group consisting of the one or more metrology objects and the one or more metrology operations is defined with reference to design data;
accommodating, in the memory, a representation group comprising a design-based representation of the specimen and an image-based representation of the specimen, wherein the design-based representation of the specimen comprises design-based representation of at least first metrology object of the one or more metrology objects and the image-based representation of the specimen comprises image-based representation of the at least first metrology object of the one or more metrology objects, and wherein the one or more metrology operations include at least first metrology operation, the at least first metrology operation being defined to be related to the at least first metrology object and to be performed on at least the image-based representation of the specimen;
mapping, by the processor, between the design-based representation of the at least first metrology object and the image-based representation of the at least first metrology object; and
performing, by the processor, the at least first metrology operation according to definition of the at least first metrology operation using the mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,118,304

METHOD OF TREATING RAZOR BLADE CUTTING EDGES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method of forming a polyt1uorocarbon coating on a razor blade cutting edge comprising the steps of:(a) coating a razor blade cutting edge with a first dispersion of polyfluorncarbon in a dispersing medium;
(b) heating the coating to adhere the polyfluorocarbon to said razor blade cutting edge;
(c) treating said razor blade cutting edge with a first solvent to partially remove said first coating;
(d) coating said razor blade cutting edge with a second dispersion of polyfluorocarbon in a dispersing medium, wherein said second dispersion is disposed over said first coating; and
(e) heating the coating of step (d) to adhere the second polyfluorocarbon to said razor blade cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,117,809

COMPOSITIONS FOR ENDODONTIC PROCEDURES

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An endodontic composite sealant composition for filling and sealing a root canal comprising an adhesion promoter, wherein the adhesion promoter is characterized by the following formula (I):R1—R2—W—Z—R3—R4  (I)
wherein

wherein
R1 and R4 are independently Hydrogen, NH2, OH, COOH, SH, an epoxide, a succunic anhydride, a succinimide group, a phosphate, a sulfate, a sulfonate, a betaine, a carboxylic acid, an amino acid, a diacids, a bisphosphate, or a phosphatidylcholine group;
R2 and R3 are independently a C1-10 alkyl group, NH2, OH, COOH, SH, an epoxide, a succunic anhydride, a succinimide group, a phosphate, a sulfate, a sulfonate, a betaine, a carboxylic acid, an amino acid, a diacids, a bisphosphate, or a phosphatidylcholine group;
R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are independently Hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl group, or a C1-10—R13 group such that R13 is independently NH2, OH, COOH, SH, an epoxide, a succunic anhydride, a succinimide group, a phosphate, a sulfate, a sulfonate, a betaine, a carboxylic acid, an amino acid, a diacids, a bisphosphate, or a phosphatidylcholine group, whereas multiple groups of R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 may be identical or different; and
x is an integer from 1 to 1000, multiple groups of x may be identical or different;
y is an integer from 1 to 1000, multiple groups of y may be identical or different; and
m is an integer from 1 to 1000, multiple groups of m may be identical or different.

US Pat. No. 10,117,609

METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTACT INFORMATION BETWEEN APPLICATIONS

Neustar, Inc., Sterling,...

1. A method for mobile application authorization, the method being implemented by one or more processors of a server and comprising:receiving, over a network from a first mobile device of a first user, data corresponding to (i) a first phone number of the first mobile device, (ii) a set of account identifiers for the first user, and (iii) a set of phone numbers authorized to access the set of account identifiers;
receiving, over the network from a second mobile device of a second user, a query including the first phone number of the first mobile device and a second phone number of the second mobile device; and
in response to determining that the second phone number is in the set of phone numbers authorized to access the set of account identifiers, transmitting, without receiving an authorization signal from the first user in response to the query, one or more account identifiers from the set of account identifiers to the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,123,417

DUAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MODULAR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

14. A modular printed circuit board adapted to be mounted on a surface of a printed circuit board to receive a supply voltage provided by the printed circuit board, wherein the printed circuit board comprises a plurality of first connection points, the modular printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of second connection points respectively corresponding to the first connection points of the printed circuit board, wherein the first connection points are electrically connected to a reference voltage;
a sensing unit electrically connected to the second connection points, receiving an input voltage, and outputting a detecting voltage according to a contact state between the first connection points and the second connection points;
a detecting unit electrically connected to the sensing unit, receiving the detecting voltage, and determining whether the first connection points are respectively connected to the corresponding second connection points according to the detecting voltage; and
a notifying unit electrically connected to the detecting unit, wherein the detecting unit controls the notifying unit to issue a notification when one of the first connection points is not connected to the corresponding one of the second connection points.

US Pat. No. 10,123,413

PACKAGE SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A temporary package substrate, comprising:a first copper layer;
a second copper layer;
a third copper layer, wherein the second copper layer is located between the first copper layer and the third copper layer, and edges of the second copper layer are retracted a distance compared to edges of the first copper layer and edges of the third copper layer;
a first plating copper layer, disposed on the first copper layer, and directly covering the first copper layer;
a second plating copper layer, disposed on the second copper layer, and directly covering the second copper layer;
a third plating copper layer, disposed on the third copper layer, and directly covering the third copper layer;
a first dielectric layer, disposed between the first copper layer and the second copper layer;
a second dielectric layer, disposed between the second plating copper layer and the third copper layer, wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer completely encapsulate the edges of the second copper layer and the edges of the second plating copper layer; and
two circuit structures, disposed on two opposite surfaces of the first copper layer and the third copper layer, and the first copper layer and the third copper layer being located between the two circuit structures, wherein each of the circuit structures includes at least two patterned circuit layers, an insulation layer located between the patterned circuit layers, and a plurality of conductive through hole structures penetrating the insulation layer and electrically connected with the patterned circuit layers.

US Pat. No. 10,123,394

CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH VIBRATION SENSOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method comprising:acquiring, using a vibration sensor of an information terminal apparatus, vibration data (i) that is time-sequential vibration data and (ii) that includes information on vibrations by body movements of a user on bedding on which the information terminal apparatus is placed;
storing the acquired vibration data in a memory of the information terminal apparatus;
detecting an action performed by the user;
extracting, from among the stored vibration data, vibration data included in a predetermined period that ends at a time at which the detected action was performed, and storing a vibration waveform indicated by the extracted vibration data, in the memory as a bed-leaving vibration pattern produced by the user;
determining whether or not the vibration waveform indicated by the acquired vibration data conforms with the vibration pattern stored in the memory; and
when the vibration waveform indicated by the acquired vibration data is determined to conform with the vibration pattern, transmitting, via a network, a control signal that causes operation of an electrical device that is controlled by the information terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,123,366

WIRELESS CONNECTION METHOD, MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING OUT-OF-BAND CHANNEL

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of wirelessly connecting to a plurality of electronic devices by a first electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, from at least one of a plurality of surrounding electronic devices in proximity to the first electronic device, by the first electronic device, a first hash value through a first channel;
receiving, by the first electronic device, a plurality of device identifiers of the plurality of surrounding electronic devices through a second channel;
calculating, by the first electronic device, a plurality of hash values from the plurality of device identifiers;
identifying, by the first electronic device, a second electronic device from the plurality of surrounding electronic devices based on a comparison of the first hash value and the plurality of hash values; and
performing, by the first electronic device, a wireless connection with the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,123,349

LOW LATENCY PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL WITH SCHEDULING REQUEST AND CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining channel state information (CSI) for a communication link that uses a first transmission time interval (TTI) duration in a system that supports operation with the first TTI duration and a second TTI duration that is greater than the first TTI duration, wherein the second TTI duration is a subframe including two slots, and wherein the first TTI duration is one slot or less;
identifying resources of an unscheduled uplink channel on which to transmit a report with the determined CSI, wherein the resources are selected from a set of resources reserved for uplink control information (UCI), selection of the resources being based at least in part on a number of user equipment (UEs) for which the set of resources reserved for UCI is allocated; and
transmitting the report on the identified resources.

US Pat. No. 10,123,328

COEXISTENCE TECHNIQUES FOR WIDE AREA NETWORK DEVICES OPERATING IN UNLICENSED BANDS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method implemented by a communication device that is configured to operate in a first wireless communication network that utilizes a communication protocol developed for use in frequency bands that are licensed by a government entity for wireless communication applications, the method comprising:determining, at the communication device, whether one or more communication channels in an unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks, wherein the government entity does not require licenses to use the unlicensed frequency band, and wherein determining whether the one or more communication channels in the unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks includes using a clear channel assessment function defined by a communication protocol developed for use in the unlicensed frequency band;
in response to determining that one or more communication channels in the unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks, selecting, at the communication device, a set of one or more communication channels in the one or more communication channels for use by the first wireless communication network;
utilizing, at the communication device, the set of one or more communication channels for communications in the first wireless communication network;
while utilizing the set of one or more communication channels for communications in the first wireless communication network, determining, at the communication device, that a second wireless communication network is utilizing or is attempting to utilize a first channel in the set of one or more communication channels; and
in response to determining that the second wireless communication network is utilizing or is attempting to utilize the first channel, the communication device temporarily quieting use of the first channel by the first communication network to permit use of the first channel by the second communication network,
wherein temporarily quieting use of the first channel by the first communication network includes one of:
transmitting, by the communication device, a multicast-broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe, and
transmitting, by the communication device, an almost blank subframe (ABS).

US Pat. No. 10,123,321

DECODING CONTROL INFORMATION RECEIVED OVER A CONTROL CHANNEL

Optis Cellular Technology...

1. A method for decoding control information by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) at subframe k; and
decoding at the subframe k a set of PDCCH candidates including L control channel elements (CCEs),
wherein:
the L CCEs are contiguously located from a position given by using a variable of Yk and a modulo (N/L) operation,
N represents a total number of CCEs in the subframe k,
Yk is defined by Yk=(A*Yk?1) mod D,
A and D are predetermined constant values, and
when k=0, Y?1 is determined based on a UE identifier having 16-bits.

US Pat. No. 10,120,926

ATTRIBUTE SHARING PLATFORM FOR DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor, information for an attribute to be included in a shared attribute library,
wherein the information includes:
an attribute identifier,
one or more data variables needed to compute a value of the attribute, and
a source code for computing the value of the attribute,
wherein the source code is written in a first programming language;
receiving, by the processor, a first request to compute the value of the attribute based on a first set of data variables from a first type of data processing application;
receiving, by the processor, a second request to compute the value of the attribute based on a second set of data variables from a second type of data processing application that is different than the first type of data processing application;
selecting, by the processor, a computing server from a plurality of computing servers,
wherein the computing server is configured to execute the first programming language to compute the value of the attribute based on the first set of data variables and the second set of data variables, and
wherein at least two of the plurality of computing servers are associated with different programming languages;
receiving, by the processor, a first attribute value based on using the source code to compute the value of the attribute based on the first set of data variables;
receiving, by the processor, a second attribute value based on using the source code to compute the value of the attribute based on the second set of data variables;
transmitting, by the processor, the first attribute value as an input for the first type of data processing application; and
transmitting, by the processor, the second attribute value as an input for the second type of data processing application.

US Pat. No. 10,120,538

PROVIDING SUBPAGES IN A TOUCH PANEL USER INTERFACE

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A method, comprising:identifying each of a plurality of subpages as being part of a sequence of subpages;
displaying a first portion of the plurality of subpages on a display of a computing device;
storing a remaining portion of the plurality of subpages in memory as rendered and ready for display;
displaying the remaining portion of the plurality of subpages on the display responsive to a received movement command; and
moving the sequence of subpages in a circular order in a direction associated with the movement command.

US Pat. No. 10,119,605

HYDROKINETIC TORQUE COUPLING DEVICE HAVING TURBINE-PISTON LOCKUP CLUTCH, AND RELATED METHODS

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A hydrokinetic torque coupling device for coupling together a driving shaft and a driven shaft, the torque coupling device comprising:an impeller rotatable about a rotational axis and comprising an impeller shell;
a casing comprising the impeller shell and a casing shell fixedly connected thereto so as to be non-rotatable relative to the impeller shell, the casing having a first engagement surface;
a turbine-piston hydrodynamically drivable by the impeller and comprising a turbine-piston shell having a second engagement surface facing the first engagement surface, the turbine-piston being axially displaceable relative to the impeller between a hydrodynamic transmission mode in which the first and second engagement surfaces are spaced from and not frictionally engaged with one another, and a lockup mode in which the first and second engagement surfaces are frictionally engaged with one another to mechanically lock the turbine-piston with the casing so as to be non-rotatable relative to the casing;
a biasing device configured to exert an axial load against the turbine-piston to urge the turbine-piston axially away from the lockup mode and towards the hydrodynamic transmission mode, wherein the axial load exerted by the biasing device decreases as the turbine-piston moves axially towards the lockup mode and increases as the turbine-piston moves axially away from the lockup mode; and
an output hub;
the turbine-piston axially movably relative to the output hub.

US Pat. No. 10,119,283

CONCRETE DISTRIBUTOR MAST

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A concrete distributor mast comprising:(a) a first mast arm;
(b) a second mast arm connected to the first mast arm in an articulated manner at a first coupling point, the first coupling point defining a first horizontal axis, and the second mast arm being pivotable relative to the first mast arm about the first horizontal axis;
(c) a first coupling member connected to the first mast arm at a first hinge point;
(d) a second coupling member connected to the second mast arm at a second hinge point and to the first coupling member at a third hinge point; and
(e) a first drive member connected to the first coupling member and configured to trigger movement of the first mast arm and the second mast arm with respect to each other;
wherein the first drive member comprises a hydraulic cylinder and the first and second coupling members respectively comprise first and second kinematic elements selected from the group consisting of a push rod and a deflecting lever;
wherein the first hinge point or the second hinge point has a first hinge component spanning the first mast arm or the second mast arm, respectively, transversely and defining a first bearing axis;
wherein the first hinge component comprises a first hinge pin connected to the first mast arm or to the second mast arm, the first hinge pin comprising a first end and a second end;
wherein first and second bearing shells are disposed on the first and second ends, respectively, of the first hinge pin;
wherein the first coupling member is mounted to at least one of the first and second bearing shells or the second coupling member is mounted to at least one of the first and second bearing shells;
wherein the first mast arm or the second mast arm has a welded construction comprising a box profile having an upper boom, a lower boom and laterally-spaced first and second web plates defining an intermediate space between the first and second web plates;
wherein the first and second web plates have first and second apertures, respectively, the first hinge pin spans the intermediate space, the first and second ends of the first hinge pin protrude outward through the first and second apertures, respectively, and the first hinge pin is connected to the first and second web plates;
wherein the first hinge pin has a first pin surface and first and second ring portions respectively disposed adjacent to the first and second web plates and protruding radially beyond the first pin surface;
wherein the first hinge pin and the first and second web plates are additionally connected to each other by respective first and second weld seams or adhesive seams having first and second seam roots, respectively; and
wherein said first and second seam roots respectively bear against the first and second ring portions.

US Pat. No. 10,118,676

SUBMARINE SURVEY PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A submarine survey platform, comprising:a gasbag;
a gas tube;
a floater;
an upper longitudinal plate;
a lower longitudinal plate;
diaphragm plates, the diaphragm plates comprising upper openings, lower openings, and trapezoid openings disposed between the upper openings and the lower openings; and
diagonal braces;whereinthe upper longitudinal plate comprises a flat plate adapting to support measuring instrument, and a flanged plate;
the lower longitudinal plate is a rectangular plate;
the upper longitudinal plate pass through the upper openings, and the lower longitudinal plate pass through the lower openings;
the diagonal braces and longitudinal stiffeners are disposed between every two adjacent diaphragm plates;
two diaphragm plates respectively disposed at two ends of the flat plate are provided with a lifting lug;
the diagonal braces are symmetrically disposed, and comprise outward braces and inward braces which are crossed with each other; cross points of the upper/lower longitudinal plate with the diaphragm plates are support points of the upper/lower longitudinal plate;
the gasbag is disposed in and passes through each of the trapezoid openings;
one end of the gasbag is connected to the gas tube; another end of the gas tube is provided with an air valve, and the air valve is attached to the floater;
the diaphragm plates are a trapezoidal frame, four edges of the diaphragm plates comprise first flanged plates, and the trapezoid openings are surrounded by second flanged plates;
the diagonal braces employ trough type members, cross points of the outward braces and the inward braces are reinforced using bolt and nuts; and
the longitudinal stiffeners are symmetrically disposed at a bottom of the lower longitudinal plate, and are a right-angle structure connected to the lower longitudinal plate and the diaphragm plates.
US Pat. No. 10,117,956

RADIOLABELED ACTIVE TARGETING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND THE USE THEREOF

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A radiolabeled active targeting pharmaceutical composition, comprising:a bioconjugate, comprising a peptide, a metal nanoparticle, and an intercalating agent, wherein the peptide is a Bombesin (BBN) peptide combined with maleimido-lipoamide, the intercalating agent is diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), and the metal nanoparticle is Au nanoparticle; and
a radionuclide, selected from the group consisting of: indium, iodine, lutetium, rhenium, gallium, and yttrium.

US Pat. No. 10,123,470

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting system which is formed by connecting a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses and which manufactures a mounted board by mounting electronic components on a board, said electronic component mounting system comprising:a printing apparatus which prints solder on a component bonding electrode formed on the board on which a first recognition mark is formed in advance and which prints solder as a second recognition mark on the board at a prescribed position;
the plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses, each of which positions the solder-printed board, picks up an electronic component from a components supplier by a mounting head, and transfers and places the electronic component to and on the solder-printed board; and
a mounting information storage which stores execution mode information indicating in advance whether a first mounting mode or a second mounting mode is used for each of the electronic components, wherein in the first mounting mode, the electronic component is transferred to and placed at a mounting position on the basis of a recognition result of only the first recognition mark, and wherein in the second mounting mode, the electronic component is transferred to and placed at a mounting position that has been corrected on the basis of recognition results of the first and the second recognition marks; and
wherein each of the electronic component mounting apparatuses mounts electronic components on the board according to mounting modes that are set for each of the respective electronic component mounting apparatuses in advance by referring to the execution mode information.

US Pat. No. 10,123,412

THERMOSETTING POLYMER FORMULATIONS, CIRCUIT MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ROGERS CORPORATION, Roge...

1. A thermosetting polymer formulation, comprising:40 to 90 volume percent of a thermosetting polymer system;
10 to 40 volume percent of a plurality of hexagonal boron nitride platelets having a mean particle diameter of 5 to 20 micrometers, and a D10 particle diameter of 3 to 7 micrometers, and a D90 particle diameter of 20 to 30 micrometers;
a total of 0.01 to 10 volume percent of a coupling agent, an impact modifier, a curing agent, a defoamer, a colorant, a thickening agent, a release agent, an accelerator, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 10,122,694

LPI/LPD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Department 13, Inc., Col...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable memory communicatively coupled to the at least one processor, the memory including a set of instructions stored thereon and executable by the processor for:
selecting a decoy data signal vector for transmission;
generating a MIMO precoding matrix from a message to be sent;
multiplying the decoy data signal vector by the MIMO precoding matrix to construct a precoded signal to be transmitted, the precoded signal comprising information-bearing synthesized channel distortions; and
multiplexing a reference signal with the precoded signal to produce a multiplexed signal to be transmitted to a receiver, wherein the receiver employs channel estimates and the reference signal to decrypt the precoded signal.

US Pat. No. 10,122,455

VLC/DLC SECTORIZED COMMUNICATION

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A sectorized Visual Light Communication (VLC)/Dark Light Communication (DLC) sensor, comprising:a plurality of surface facets, wherein each of the plurality of surface facets is oriented in a specific direction and angle with respect to the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor and other surface facets of the plurality of surface facets,
wherein each of the plurality of surface facets includes a distribution of pixels within a photosensitive area of the surface facet, and
wherein the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor is configured to determine a direction and a distance of one or more transmitting light sources based on receiving light transmitted from the one or more transmitting light sources at the distribution of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,121,585

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MAGNETIC CORE ELEMENTS

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

8. The method according to claim 7, wherein the legs are separated from the discrete core element by the cutting process.

US Pat. No. 10,121,455

ATTACHABLE DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ORIENTATION DETECTION

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. A system, comprising:a flexible band having a flexible substrate and a flexible electronic display, the flexible substrate having first and second ends, and the flexible display disposed over a portion of the flexible substrate between the first and second ends;
a display driver electronically connected to the flexible electronic display for providing public and private image content to the flexible electronic display;
a position detection element disposed on or near the flexible band;
one or more processors coupled to the display driver; and
a memory that stores an orientation detection routine that, when executed by the one or more processors, operates to:
instruct a user to take one or more detection initiation actions to activate the position detection element to determine a point on the flexible band using a signal from the position detection element, wherein the determined point on the flexible band is disposed adjacent to a particular point on an exterior object when the flexible band is disposed around the exterior object, and
calibrate the flexible electronic display so that the display driver displays the public image content via the flexible electronic display at one or more positions and displays the private image content via the flexible electronic display at one or more other positions based on the location of the determined point on the band,
wherein the orientation detection routine operates to calibrate the flexible electronic display based on an amount of overlap of the first and second ends of the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,123,455

LIQUID COOLING ARRANGEMENT

VACON OY, Vaasa (FI)

1. An arrangement for cooling, with liquid, one or more electrical devices or structural units of an electrical device that is/are in at least one installation enclosure, which arrangement comprises a suction channel (32) and a return channel (33) for distributing the liquid to the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or to the structural units of the one or more electrical devices, a liquid container (30), which is connected to the return channel (33) directly and to the suction channel (32) via a second suction channel (28), a pump and a heat exchanger (24), and a shut-off valve (34) being operatively connected to the return channel (33) and being positioned at an uppermost point of the return channel (33),wherein the liquid container (30) is disposed below the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or structural units of the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled, and
an amount of liquid to be contained in the arrangement is configured to be such that ends of both the second suction channel (28) and the return channel (33) that are inside the liquid container (30) are situated below a liquid surface (29) of the liquid container (30),
wherein the pump includes a drive motor (26), and a speed of rotation of the drive motor (26) of the pump is configured to be controlled according to a cooling requirement by monitoring a temperature of the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or of the structural units of the one or more electrical devices,
wherein when the shut-off valve (34) is closed, liquid is retained within the return channel (33) due to hydrostatic pressure and a positioning of the ends of the second suction channel (28) and the return channel (33) below the liquid surface (29).

US Pat. No. 10,123,409

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIGHT MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A flexible printed circuit board configured to receive electronic components, comprising an electrically insulating flexible element configured to bear conductive component-connecting tracks, said flexible element being further configured to be bent according to a curvature,wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one electrically insulating reinforcing element mechanically secured to said flexible element, extending on one side of said curvature and comprising two parts:
a first part being substantially planar,
a second part exhibiting a predefined curvature, arranged on the side of said curvature of said flexible element,
said at least one reinforcing element being arranged so as to leave a free part for said flexible element to be bent according to said curvature,
wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one stiffening element arranged on the same side of said free part as said at least one reinforcing element and fixed to said flexible element or to said at least one reinforcing element.

US Pat. No. 10,123,393

POWER SUPPLY FOR A TWO-WIRE SMART SWITCH AND LIGHTING LOADS THEREOF

Kleverness Incorporated, ...

1. A power supply powered by main electricity for a two-wire or three-wire smart switch, connected to at least one lighting load, to control the power on and power off of the at least one lighting load, the power supply comprises:a first low power module;
a second low power module;
a third low power module;
a high power module;
a current sensing module;
a low power lighting load adapter;
wherein:
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and a first one of the least one lighting load is a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is connected in parallel to the first one of the at least one lighting load and AC power from the main electricity will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load and the low power lighting load adapter to the low power module when the first one of the least one lighting load is in an off state;
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and the first one of the at least one lighting load is not a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is not connected to the first one of the at least one lighting load and the AC power will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load to the low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state,
if the smart switch has a three-wire configuration, the AC power will flow from a neutral and a phase wires to the first low power module;
the first low power module converts the AC power from the main electricity into a first level DC voltage and outputs the first level DC voltage to the second low power module;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the first low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state;
the high power module turns on the at least one lighting load, when a respective one of at least one activation signal is received from an external controller module that is powered by the second low level DC voltage, and a shunt current flows out of the high power module when the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the third low power module receives the shunt current and uses it to output the first level DC voltage to the second low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the third low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the current sensing module is powered by the second level DC voltage and converts the shunt current from the high power module into a current-voltage signal to be outputted to the external controller module.

US Pat. No. 10,123,309

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERY AND ACQUISITION OF A CONTROL CHANNEL USING GUARD BANDS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory in communication with the memory, the processor configured to:
determine that a whitespace map is unavailable for communication between a first device and a second device;
determine that a guard band is to be used for a control channel between the first device and the second device;
send a first message to the second device including an indication to the second device that the second device is to use the guard band to maintain communication with the first device; and
send a second message to the second device including control channel tuning information associated with the guard band, wherein the second message comprises a Public Action Frame comprising a public action field and a control channel tuning information field.

US Pat. No. 10,121,737

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT

SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG, ...

1. A printed circuit board element comprising:a first semiconductor component which is arranged on an upper side of an electrically conductive intermediate plate such that a connector pad of the first semiconductor component has a whole-area electrical contact with the intermediate plate;
a second semiconductor component which is arranged on a lower side of the intermediate plate;
the second semiconductor component comprises a first connector pad and a second connector pad;
the first and second connector pads are aligned in a direction of the intermediate plate; and
the first connector pad is contacted with the intermediate plate, the second connector pad is not contacted with the intermediate plate, and the intermediate plate forms a phase tap of the printed circuit board element.

US Pat. No. 10,119,762

DRYER SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED THROUGHPUT

Gala Industries, Inc., E...

1. A dryer system for removing surface moisture from particulate, the dryer system comprising:a dryer comprising a rotor, the rotor comprising a plurality of lifting blades arranged in horizontal rows, the lifting blades for lifting particulate through the system, the particulate generally drying as it is lifted through the system, the rotor comprising at least two sections, a wet particulate feed section into which particulate enters the system, and a drying section located above the wet particulate feed section, wherein the number of lifting blades per a given length of the wet particulate feed section is less than the number of lifting blades per the same length of the drying section;
wherein at least a portion of the lifting blades of the wet particulate feed section form at least one helical configuration, the helical configuration comprising lifting blades from two or more horizontal rows of lifting blades such that a trailing edge of the lifting blades in one of the horizontal rows are positioned in the closest vertical proximity, relative to the other lifting blades, to a leading edge of the lifting blades in the adjacent higher horizontal row.

US Pat. No. 10,118,002

DEVICES FOR INJECTING A SUBSTANCE AND METHODS THEREFOR

Ethicon Inc., Somerville...

1. A device for administering injections comprising:a device housing having an upper end and a lower end including a bottom surface with an injection needle opening;
at least one syringe barrel;
at least one plunger connected with said at least one syringe barrel;
a plunger base connected with said at least one plunger, wherein said at least one plunger and said plunger base are adapted for reciprocal movement along an axis;
a plunger spring in contact with said plunger base;
a needle housing having an injection needle, said needle housing being adapted for reciprocal movement along said axis;
an injection actuator for commencing an injection cycle, the injection cycle including
a first stage in which said needle housing and said plunger base are coupled together and move in a first direction along said axis toward the lower end of said device housing, wherein said plunger base moving in the first direction compresses said plunger spring for storing energy in said plunger spring; and
a second stage in which said needle housing and said plunger base are decoupled from one another whereupon the energy stored in said plunger spring urges said plunger base to move away from said needle housing in a second direction along said axis toward the upper end of said device housing that is opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,117,810

DENTAL CEMENT COMPOSITION

Dentsply International In...

1. A dental cement composition comprising(i) a particulate filler reactive with a polyacid in a cement reaction;
(ii) a water-soluble hydrolysis-stable polymerizable compound of the following formula (1),
AXn  (1)
wherein
A is a linker group containing at least n nitrogen atoms and optionally one or more acidic groups,
X are moieties containing a polymerizable double bond and forming an amide bond with a nitrogen atom of A, which X may be the same or different and are represented by the following formula (2)

wherein
R1 and R2 are independent from each other and represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group or a group —(CH2)m—Z, wherein Z is selected from the group consisting of COOM, OPO3M2, PO3M2, and SO3M, wherein M is independently a hydrogen atom or a metal atom, and m is an integer of from 0 to 6,
L is a bond or a C1-6 alkylene group; and
n is an integer of at least 1;
provided that at least one X cannot be a (meth)acryl group; and
(iii) an initiator system;
(iii) optionally a polyacidic polymer having polymerizable double bonds; and
(iv) optionally water.

US Pat. No. 10,123,430

MATERIALS FOR USE WITH INTERCONNECTS OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

Alpha Assembly Solutions ...

1. A method of providing an electrical connection in a solar cell assembly comprising a circuit board and a silicon-containing layer, the method comprising:disposing a two-step solder on or between the circuit board and the silicon-containing layer, the two-step solder comprising a low melt solder component disposed on a base solder component;
subjecting the low melt solder component to a first processing step of melting the low melt solder component of the two-step solder to form a solder alloy or an intermetallic from the low melt solder component and the base solder component; and thereafter
laser soldering the solar cell assembly at an effective temperature to provide an electrical connection between the circuit board and the silicon-containing layer;
wherein the solar cell assembly further comprising a backing layer coupled to the circuit board and a protective covering coupled to the silicon-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,122,636

PROCESSING DATA UNITS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for processing data units, the method comprising: at a computing platform comprising a network equipment test device, wherein the network equipment test device comprises a plurality of processors for performing data unit concatenation, wherein the computing platform has throughput limitations associated with processing data:sorting or classifying individual data units using processor affinity values, wherein each of the processor affinity values identifies to which processor of the plurality of processors an individual data unit should be forwarded to for concatenation with other individual data units associated with the same processor affinity value;
concatenating, using a first processor of the plurality of processors associated with a first processor affinity value, multiple individual data units into a concatenated data unit (CDU), wherein the CDU includes a header portion for at least one of the multiple data units, wherein the multiple individual data units in the CDU are associated with the first processor affinity value;
processing the CDU as a single data unit rather than as multiple individual data units such that the CDU incurs processing overhead of a single data unit rather than that of multiple individual data units; and
de-concatenating the CDU into the multiple individual data units, wherein the concatenating, processing, and de-concatenation occur in a network interface of the network equipment test device.

US Pat. No. 10,122,444

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING PERFORMANCE OF A MULTIMODE FIBER OPTICAL LINK AND CORRESPONDING METHODS FOR FABRICATING A MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBER LINK SHOWING IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF A MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBER LINK

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A method of characterizing a multimode optical fiber link comprising a light source and at least two multimode fibers, the method comprises:a step of characterizing said light source by at least three source characteristic curves obtained by:
exciting a nominal multimode fiber with said light source being directly modulated with a digital electrical signal at a nominal bit rate;
scanning with a single mode fiber an output signal of said nominal multimode fiber, at different radial offset values r, from an axis of said nominal fiber where r=0 to a radial offset value r=a, where a is the core radius of said nominal fiber,
analyzing with a spectrum analyzer an output optical spectrum of said single mode fiber for each radial offset value r,
said source characteristic curves each showing a source parameter as a function of said radial offset value r;
a step of characterizing each of said multimode fibers using a measurement of the Dispersion Modal Delay (DMD), wherein an output trace of light pulses launched into said multimode fiber at different radial offset values r is detected by using a single mode fiber and wherein said measurement of said DMD is used to calculate, for each of said multimode fibers, at least three fiber characteristic curves as a function of said radial offset value r; and
a step of computing an Effective Bandwidth (EB) of said link, comprising calculating a transfer function using both each of said source characteristic curves and each of said at least three fiber characteristic curves for each of said multimode fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,120,772

OPERATION OF I/O IN A SAFE SYSTEM

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A module health system comprising:a master CPU including:
a module health circuit that includes:
a first hardware (HW) register that is set to a first value in response to the system starting;
a first application register that is set to the first value in response to the system starting;
a first watchdog (WD) timer register that is set to the first value in response to the system starting;
a first power on self-test (POST) that determines whether the system has passed a plurality of tests and that selectively sets the first HW register to a second value based on the determination;
an external software application that determines whether a safety critical system external to and associated with the module health circuit is healthy and selectively sets the first application register based on the determination;
a watchdog timer application that selectively sets the first WD timer register in response to receiving a watchdog signal; and
a first central processing unit (CPU) that determines whether to de-assert a first module health signal based on the values of the first HW register, the first application register, and the first WD timer register; and
a checker CPU including a second module health circuit,
wherein the master CPU and the checker CPU each output respective health signals, and the respective health signals are compared to determine whether the module health system is operating properly.

US Pat. No. 10,120,266

THIN LED FLASH FOR CAMERA

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a support structure;
a light emitting diode (LED) die mounted on the support structure,
the LED die having a top surface and at least one side surface and comprising LED semiconductor layers and a transparent substrate, the substrate comprising the top surface of the LED die so that the LED die has anode and cathode electrodes on a bottom surface, the substrate being thicker than the LED semiconductor layers, wherein light emitted from the side surfaces is at least 30% of all light emitted by the LED;
a phosphor layer covering the top surface and side surfaces;
a reflector surrounding the LED die, the reflector having curved surfaces surrounding the LED die, wherein the curved surfaces extend from a generally rectangular opening for the LED die and reflect the light from the side surfaces of the LED die to form a generally rectangular beam; and
a generally rectangular lens affixed to walls of the reflector, the lens having a generally rectangular convex surface extending toward the LED die and a flat top surface facing away from the LED die.

US Pat. No. 10,119,869

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A STRAIN GAUGE DEVICE, A STRAIN GAUGE DEVICE, AND THE USE OF THE DEVICE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A method for manufacturing a strain gauge device, the method comprising:obtaining a first substrate including a first formable substrate film for accommodating electronic components,
printing by a printed electronics method a strain gauge on the first substrate, and
injection molding a molded material layer over the strain gauge, thereby embedding the strain gauge in the molded material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,119,670

HEADLIGHT FOR VEHICLES

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A headlight for vehicles, comprising:at least one light source (1);
a focusing optical unit (6);
a micromirror array (7) which comprises micromirrors;
an imaging optical unit (9); and
a central computing unit (4) comprising a light source control (3) and an array control (12) which are operably associated with the at least one light source and with the micromirror array, wherein the central computing unit is configured to switch a position of the micromirrors between an OFF state and an ON state periodically with a predefined control frequency and a predefined duty cycle by the array control,
wherein the at least one light source is configured to form a light ray (2) which is directed at the micromirror array, such that a light beam structured and reflected thereby is projected onto a road (11) as a light pattern (10) via the imaging optical unit (9), and
wherein the computing unit (4) is configured:
to suppress the light ray (2) directed at the micromirror array (7) at predefinable times and synchronously with the predefined control frequency of the micromirror array by the light source control (3) and the array control (12),
in order to generate a masked region of the light pattern in a masking scenario in a region of the micromirror array, to shift the micromirrors in their periodic switching phase by 180° from the OFF state to the ON state, and
to suppress the focused light ray (2) directed at the micromirror array (7) at those times at which the micromirrors have been shifted to the ON state and synchronously with the predefined control frequency of the micromirror array.

US Pat. No. 10,119,642

VACUUM COUPLING FOR ROBOT ARM

Intelligrated Headquarter...

1. A vacuum coupling configured to apply vacuum from a vacuum source to a rotatable vacuum tool, the rotatable vacuum tool being attached to a rotatable end of a robotic arm, the vacuum coupling comprising:a fixed portion coupled with the vacuum source;
a rotating portion extending through the fixed portion, wherein the rotating portion is rotatable relative to the fixed portion, wherein the rotating portion comprises a first end coupled with the rotating end of the robotic arm and a second end coupled with the rotatable vacuum tool; and
at least one seal between the fixed portion and the rotating portion wherein the at least one seal comprises a fixed vacuum seal and a rotating vacuum seal, wherein one of the fixed vacuum seal and the rotating vacuum seal forms a seal with the fixed portion and the other of the fixed vacuum seal and the rotating vacuum seal forms a seal with the rotating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,119,209

LIGHTWEIGHT ROBUST THIN FLEXIBLE POLYMER COATED GLOVE

Ansell Healthcare Product...

1. A glove, comprising:a knitted liner having a plurality of stitches comprising a yarn having a diameter that fits within at least one 18 gauge needle, the knitted liner comprising a plurality of finger components, a thumb component, and a palm component; and
a polymeric coating adhered to at least a portion of the knitted liner,
wherein a ratio of a thickness of the polymeric coating to a thickness of the knitted liner is approximately 0.75 to approximately 1.25.

US Pat. No. 10,118,462

HEAT-PUMP-TYPE VEHICULAR AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat-pump-type vehicular air-conditioning system, comprising:a cooling refrigerant circuit in which an electric compressor, a vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, a receiver, a first decompression unit, and an onboard evaporator provided within an HVAC unit are connected in an above stated order;
an onboard condenser disposed on a downstream side of the onboard evaporator within the HVAC unit, including a refrigerant inlet connected to a discharge circuit of the electric compressor via a switching unit, and a refrigerant outlet connected to the receiver;
a first circuit including a second decompression unit connected between an outlet side of the receiver and one end side of the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger; and
a second circuit including a solenoid valve connected between another end side of the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger and an intake circuit of the electric compressor, the solenoid valve being open during heating,
a heating refrigerant circuit being configurable in such a manner that the electric compressor, the switching unit, the onboard condenser, the receiver, the first circuit including the second decompression unit, the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, and the second circuit including the solenoid valve are connected in an above stated order, and
in a heating mode, upon frost formation on the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, defrosting being enabled by switching the heating refrigerant circuit to the cooling refrigerant circuit and directly guiding a hot gas from the electric compressor to the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger,
wherein the first decompression unit and the second decompression unit are each decompression units equipped with an on-off valve function, and the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger and the onboard evaporator are jointly usable as evaporators while in the heating mode and while in a dehumidifying heating mode by using the on-off valve function of the first decompression unit and the second decompression unit, and
while in the dehumidifying heating mode, on-off control of the on-off valve function of the first decompression unit is performed in accordance with a temperature of one of air blown form the onboard evaporator and a fin thereof, so as to cause one of flow and obstruction of refrigerant to the onboard evaporator.
US Pat. No. 10,119,183

HEAT TREATABLE ALUMINUM ALLOYS HAVING MAGNESIUM AND ZINC

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A wrought aluminum alloy product comprising:3.0-6.0 wt. % magnesium and 2.5-5.0 wt. % zinc, where the magnesium is the predominate alloying element of the aluminum alloy product other than aluminum, and where a ratio of wt. % Mg to wt. % Zn is from greater than 1.0 to 2.40;
wherein the wrought aluminum alloy product is predominately unrecrystallized;
wherein the wrought aluminum alloy product achieves a long-transverse yield strength of at least 50 ksi and a long-transverse elongation of at least 8%; and
wherein the wrought aluminum alloy product contains not greater than 0.03 wt. % lithium.

US Pat. No. 10,123,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

COVIDIEN LLP, Mansfield,...

1. A thermal management system for electronic devices, comprising:at least one electronic device;
a heat sink;
a thermally-conducting and electrically-insulating thermal bridge that is interposed between the at least one electronic device and the heat sink and that thermally couples the at least one electronic device to the heat sink and electrically isolates the at least one electronic device from the heat sink,
wherein the at least one electronic device, the heat sink, and the thermal bridge are mounted on a same planar surface of a printed circuit board and are arranged so as not to overlap each other when viewed along an axis perpendicular to the planar surface of the printed circuit board, wherein:
the at least one electronic device is one of a plurality of electronic devices included in the system,
the thermal bridge is one of a first plurality of thermal bridges included in the system,
each of the first plurality of thermal bridges is interposed between the heat sink and a respective one of the plurality of electronic devices, and thermally couples the respective one of the plurality of electronic devices to the heat sink and electrically isolates the respective one of the plurality of electronic devices from the heat sink, and
the plurality of electronic devices, the first plurality of thermal bridges, and the heat sink are mounted on the same planar surface of the printed circuit board; and
a second plurality of thermal bridges interposed between adjacent pairs of the plurality of electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,123,442

HIGH POWER DENSITY POWER SUPPLY

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A high power density power supply, comprising a casing, the casing having a panel at a front side thereof, characterized in that the high power density power supply further comprises a plurality of power modules, a first filter circuit board and a plurality of second filter circuit boards;the power modules are arranged side by side in the casing in a direction perpendicular to the panel, a front side of each of the power modules is provided with a cooling fan;
the first filter circuit board is disposed in the casing and located in front of the cooling fans of the power modules, the first filter circuit board includes a first filter thereon;
the second filter circuit boards are disposed in the casing, the second filter circuit boards are fixedly connected to top ends of the cooling fans of the power modules respectively, a second filter is disposed beneath each of the second filter circuit boards, one side of each of the second filter circuit boards, facing the first filter circuit board, is provided with a plurality of first conductive plates extending downward, bottoms of the first conductive plates are fixedly connected to the first filter circuit board so that the second filter circuit boards are electrically connected to the first filter circuit board, another side of each of the second filter circuit boards, facing a corresponding one of the power modules, is provided with a plurality of second conductive plates extending downward, and bottoms of the second conductive plates are fixedly connected to the corresponding power modules so that the second filter circuit boards are electrically connected to the corresponding power modules respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,123,368

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE ACCESS POINT NAMES FOR TRUSTED WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of implementing mediation in a mobile access gateway, comprising, for each access point name (APN) of a plurality of APNs:receiving a respective packet at the mobile access gateway from a user equipment (UE), the UE operating in a trusted wireless local area network (LAN), the packet having a source Internet Protocol (IP) address;
determining, at the mobile access gateway, the respective APN, of the plurality of APNs, associated with the respective packet based on a type of a respective user application sending the respective packet to the mobile access gateway, wherein the respective user application runs on the UE;
creating, by operation of one or more computer processors, a binding update list (BUL) entry in a BUL table maintained by the mobile access gateway, including identifying a respective, distinct IP address of the UE used by the respective APN, wherein the respective IP address is different from the source IP address, wherein the BUL entry is created upon determining at least one of (i) that the UE is newly associated with the mobile access gateway and (ii) that the BUL table does not include any BUL entry associated with: the respective APN and the source IP address of the respective packet;
enabling concurrent access to the plurality of APNs via the respective IP address identifying the UE, despite the UE having a wireless LAN interface restricted to only a single assigned IP address at a time via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), by mediating communications between (i) the UE in the trusted wireless LAN and (ii) a respective home network having the respective APN, wherein mediating communications includes modifying, at the mobile access gateway, the respective source IP address of the respective packet to be the respective IP address of the UE used by the respective APN, the single assigned IP address comprising the source address; and
transmitting the respective packet to the respective home network associated with the respective APN with the modified respective source IP address, including transmitting the respective packet to the respective APN via a 3GPP S2a interface;
wherein the respective IP address of the UE used by each APN is distinct and is not assigned to the wireless LAN interface of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,122,078

SURFACE WAVE ANTENNA USING GRADED DIELECTRIC MATERIAL

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. A surface wave antenna system configured to be coupled to a surface, comprising:an antenna; and
a radiation modifier comprising a material having a graded dielectric constant, where the graded dielectric constant of the material reduces signals emitted from or received by the antenna system in directions other than a desired direction of propagation and increases the gain of the antenna system in the desired direction of propagation, wherein a final portion of the radiation modifier comprises material having a dielectric constant that produces a desired phase velocity in signals emitted from or received by the radiation modifier.

US Pat. No. 10,121,823

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An electronic display device, comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) chip, including:
a substrate; and
an array of LEDs on the substrate arranged in a plurality of rows along a longitudinal direction of the substrate, adjacent LEDs in a row of the array longitudinally offset by a longitudinal pitch that corresponds to multiples of a diameter of an LED in the row, LEDs in the row longitudinally offset from LEDs in an adjacent row of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,120,298

MANUFACTURE OF A CHARGE DIRECTOR

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for the manufacture of a charge director comprising a barium salt, said method comprising:reacting barium alkoxide with an acid in a reaction medium comprising ethanol, wherein the reaction between barium alkoxide with the acid occurs in the substantial absence of methanol, and
separating ethanol from the reaction mixture to recover the barium salt produced.

US Pat. No. 10,119,097

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A fragrance precursor according to the formula 1
wherein
X and Y together represent a double bond to a carbon atom bearing R1 and R2,
R1 is H, methyl, acetyl or C1-C3 alkoxy carbonyl, and
R2 is phenyl optionally substituted with up to 3 groups selected from C1-C4 alkyl, vinyl, hydroxy, C1-C3 alkoxy, and —O—CH2—O—, or
R2 is naphthyl, (naphthyl)methyl, 1,1,2,4,4,8-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-7-yl, or 1,1,2,4,4,-pentamethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-7-yl or
R2 is COR3, wherein R3 is H, C1-C10 alkoxy, or C1-C4 alkyl;
or wherein
X is OR4 , wherein R4 is H or alkyl, and
Y is OR5, wherein R5 is alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,118,159

CATALYST COMPOSITION AND A CATALYTIC PROCESS FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO CRUDE BIO OIL

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for the preparation of a catalyst composition having at least one metal in an amount of 0.1 to 15 wt. %; and at least one support in an amount of 30 to 96 wt %, said process comprising the following steps:a. obtaining at least one support selected from the group consisting of alumina, silica, zirconia, alumina-silica, zeolite and molecular sieves;
b. preparing at least one dispersion containing at least one metal or metal compound and at least one solvent, said metal compound comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of group IB metals, group IIB metals, group IVB metals, group VB metals, group VIB metals, group VIIB metals, group VIII metals and noble metals;
c. adding a solubilizing agent to one or more of said at least one dispersion/s wherein said solubilizing agent is hexamethyleneimine;
d. obtaining a mixture of said at least one dispersion, wherein said one or more of said at least one dispersion/s comprises said solubilizing agent;
e. impregnating said mixture in said support to obtain a metal impregnated support;
f. drying the metal impregnated support followed by calcining to obtain a calcined metal impregnated support; and
g. reducing the calcined metal impregnated support in the presence of hydrogen at a temperature un the range 400° C. to 600° C. to obtain the catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,117,897

CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF COSTIMULATORY LIGANDS ON ADOPTIVELY TRANSFERRED T LYMPHOCYTES

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. An immunoresponsive cell comprising:a) a receptor that binds to an antigen, and
b) a nucleic acid encoding a recombinant co-stimulatory ligand, wherein the co-stimulatory ligand is a heterologously expressed cytokine, wherein the cytokine is selected from the group consisting of an IL-2, an IL-12 and an IL-21, and wherein the receptor is selected from a group consisting of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and a T cell receptor (TCR).

US Pat. No. 10,123,370

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) OPERATION METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL IN RRC CONNECTION STATE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining whether a radio link failure is detected while the D2D operation is performed using a first type resource scheduled by a base station (BS);
performing the D2D operation on a second type resource, which is autonomously selected by the UE in a resource pool, when the radio link failure is detected;
starting a specific timer when the UE performs the D2D operation on the second type resource;
determining whether the UE receives a configuration for the D2D operation from the BS while the specific timer is running;
stopping the specific timer when the UE receives the configuration for the D2D operation from the BS; and
performing the D2D operation on the first type resource scheduled by the BS upon stopping the specific timer,
wherein the UE determines that the radio link failure is detected when a timer, which is started upon detecting a physical layer problem, expires.

US Pat. No. 10,121,937

LIGHT EXTRACTION USING FEATURE SIZE AND SHAPE CONTROL IN LED SURFACE ROUGHENING

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a light emitting structure, comprising:
a light extraction surface, comprising:
an undoped template layer devoid of islanding growth;
a first conductive semiconductor layer on the undoped template layer, the first conductive semiconductor layer being devoid of islanding growth and less durable to etching than the undoped template layer; and
etching features extending into the undoped template layer and the first conductive semiconductor layer, wherein a topology of the etching features at the undoped template layer is sharper than a topology of the etching features at the first conductive semiconductor layer;
an active layer on the first conductive semiconductor layer;
a second conductive semiconductor layer on the active layer, the second conductive semiconductor layer being an opposite polarity as the first conductive semiconductor layer; and
N and P-type contacts on a same surface opposite the light extraction surface.

US Pat. No. 10,121,681

SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING DEVICE

WUXI HUAYING MICROELECTRO...

1. A semiconductor processing apparatus, comprising:a micro chamber configured to accommodate and process a semiconductor wafer, the micro chamber comprising an upper chamber portion defining an upper working surface and a lower chamber portion defining a lower working surface, the upper chamber portion and the lower chamber portion being relatively movable along a primary moving direction between an open position for loading and removing the semiconductor wafer and a closed position for accommodating the semiconductor wafer,
wherein, when the upper chamber portion or the lower chamber portion is in the closed position, the micro chamber is configured to allow the semiconductor wafer to be disposed between, and substantially sealed by, the upper working surface and the lower working surface,
wherein an inner wall of the micro chamber comprises gaps thereon, the gaps configured to allow a fluid to flow therein,
wherein at least one of the upper chamber portion or the lower chamber portion comprises at least one inlet and at least one outlet, the at least one inlet configured to allow the fluid to enter the micro chamber, the at least one outlet configured to discharge the fluid out of the micro chamber,
wherein the lower chamber portion comprises a lower chamber plate, a lower box device and an insert component, the lower chamber plate defining the lower working surface,
wherein the lower box device comprises an uncovered cavity having a top opening and a side opening, the uncovered cavity comprising a bottom surface substantially perpendicular to the primary moving direction and a plurality of side walls surrounding the bottom surface except for the side opening that opens toward a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the primary moving direction, each of the plurality of side walls having a recessed groove for receiving a respective edge of the lower chamber plate, the recessed groove substantially perpendicular to the primary moving direction, and
wherein the lower chamber plate is fixedly disposed to the lower box device with the recessed groove of each of the plurality of side walls receiving the respective edge of the lower chamber plate, and with the insert component inserted into the side opening, such that the top opening of the uncovered cavity is substantially closed by the lower chamber plate.

US Pat. No. 10,121,139

DIRECT USER TO TICKETING SERVICE PROVIDER SECURE TRANSACTION CHANNEL

MASTERCARD MOBILE TRANSAC...

1. A method of accessing ticketing services of a service provider via a secure transaction channel, comprising:issuing with a transaction server a first one-time activation code (OTAC) to a user of an electronic transaction facility;
receiving with the transaction server a message comprising a plurality of keys generated by the electronic transaction facility and the first OTAC, wherein the first OTAC is entered by the user into the electronic transaction facility during an electronic transaction facility registration process;
authenticating the electronic transaction facility and associating the electronic transaction facility with the user based on the received message;
updating with the transaction server the electronic transaction facility with credentials of a ticketing service provider and forwarding credentials of the electronic transaction facility to the ticketing service provider, thereby providing secure communication directly between the user via the electronic transaction facility and the ticketing service provider; and
authenticating with the ticketing service provider the user of the electronic transaction facility to access ticketing services of the ticketing service provider via the secure communication directly with the ticketing service provider, wherein the user is authenticated by verifying a second OTAC sent to the user from the ticketing service provider and then received directly from the electronic transaction facility after being encrypted by the electronic transaction facility using the credentials of the ticketing service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,120,587

TIER-OPTIMIZED WRITE SCHEME

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method for storing data, the method comprising:receiving a request to write data corresponding to at least a first portion of a file;
determining whether to perform the request either as an in-place write or as an out-of-place write, wherein performing the in-place write comprises performing a write to a low latency storage device and performing the out-of-place write comprises performing a write to a higher latency storage device;
in an event it is determined to perform the request as the in-place write, writing the data to a first location on a storage tier which currently stores the first portion of the file; and
in an event it is determined to perform the request as the out-of-place write, writing the data to a second location on one of a plurality of storage tiers of a computing node, other than the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,120,302

SEALING INK DEVELOPER UNITS WITH MULTIPLE COMPLIANT SEALING MEMBERS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A device for sealing an ink developer unit, the device comprising:a rigid plate;
a first compliant sealing member disposed on a first side of the rigid plate to form a seal between a number of rollers of the ink developer unit and the rigid plate; and
a second compliant sealing member disposed on a second side of the rigid plate to form a seal between the rigid plate and an end cap of the ink developer unit,
wherein at least one of the first compliant sealing member and the second compliant sealing member comprise a developer roller arm aligned with an interior portion of a side of a developer roller and to allow ink to contact the side of the developer roller.

US Pat. No. 10,119,871

PRESSURE SENSING SYSTEM

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A pressure sensing system comprising:a circuit board having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a case located near the bottom surface of the circuit board, wherein a distance between circuit board and the case decreases when the circuit board is subjected to a pressure;
a cover layer covering a part of the top surface and a part of the bottom surface, wherein a part of the top surface which is not covered by the cover layer includes a plurality of first passing zones and a second passing zone, and a part of the bottom surface which is not covered by the cover layer includes a plurality of bottom passing zones;
a plurality of light emitters located on the first passing zones, respectively; and
a photo detector located on the second passing zone, wherein light emitted by the light emitters enters into the circuit board, and part of the light passes through the second passing zone to enter into the photo detector after being reflected by the cover layer, and part of the light passes through the bottom passing zones to enter into the space between the case and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,117,990

MICROFLUIDIC INTRAVITAL WINDOW

The Research Foundation f...

1. A microfluidic intravital window, comprising:an intravital imaging window adapted for implantation adjacent target tissue of a live animal; and
a microfluidic fluid source and delivery system physically integrated into the window for controlled delivery of fluid to the target tissue via the window, wherein the microfluidic fluid source and delivery system is self-contained and completely located within the intravital imaging window and includes at least one preloaded fluid reservoir, at least one fluid port in fluidic communication with both the at least one preloaded fluid reservoir and the target tissue, and at least one remotely activated fluid flow control device situated between the at least one preloaded fluid reservoir and the at least one fluid port, whereby simultaneous in vivo viewing and remotely controlled fluid delivery to the target tissue are facilitated.
US Pat. No. 10,118,946

AGONISTS OF GUANYLATE CYCLASE AND THEIR USES

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS I...

1. A method for treating a condition that responds to enhanced cGMP levels in a patient comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of a peptide consisting essentially of the sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-38, 50-94, 119, and 120, wherein said peptide is administered in an amount sufficient to increase water transport in the gastrointestinal tract and induce cGMP production in a gastrointestinal epithelial cell.

US Pat. No. 10,123,439

COVER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a casing having an interior space;
an electronic assembly located in the interior space; and
a cover, comprising:
a first covering member disposed on the casing and covering the interior space, and the first covering member having a pivot hole;
a second covering member having a sign and a fixing pillar, and the second covering member disposed on the first covering member;
a rotating assembly comprising a base, a pivot and a fastener, the base disposed on a side of the pivot hole, the base having a slot and a through hole which is connected to the slot, the fixing pillar spaced apart from the pivot, the pivot having a connecting end and a fixing end opposite to each other, the connecting end connected to the second covering member, the fixing end rotatably inserted into the slot, the fixing end having a threaded hole, and the fastener penetrating through the through hole and fixed to the threaded hole; and
a first positioning member and a second positioning member disposed on a side of the first covering member far away from the casing, the first positioning member and the second positioning member located on different sides of the pivot hole, and the fixing pillar being movable to be moved to the first positioning member or the second positioning member;
wherein the second covering member is rotatable with respect to the first covering member via the pivot in order to change the position of the sign.

US Pat. No. 10,123,357

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A user equipment comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a preamble;
a receiver configured to receive a signal including a first indicator and one of a plurality of second indicators on Acquisition Indicator Channel (AICH), the first indicator corresponding to a first signature, the plurality of second indicators corresponding to a plurality of second signatures respectively;
a processor comprising hardware configured to:
detect negative acknowledgment (NACK) in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and all of the plurality of second indicators are set to 0, and
detect an Enhanced Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) resource by using at least one of the plurality of second indicators in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and the at least one of the plurality of second indicators is set to ?1 or +1,
the transmitter configured to:
perform a preamble retransmission in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and all of the plurality of second indicators are set to 0, and
transmit data using the E-DCH resource in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and the at least one of the plurality of second indicators is set to ?1 or +1.

US Pat. No. 10,121,587

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MAGNETIC ELEMENT

SUMIDA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A manufacturing method of a magnetic element, comprising the steps of:sandwiching and holding at least one of a terminal unit and a coil terminal-end of a coil between a tubular-shaped upper-side die and a tubular-shaped lower-side die, while the coil is positioned in a tubular-shaped portion constituted by the upper-side die and the lower-side die;
filling a magnetic material in the tubular-shaped portion after the step of sandwiching and holding; and
pressure-molding a core, whose outside surface follows the inner walls of the upper-side die and the lower-side die, by pressurizing the magnetic material, which was filled in the step of filling, using an upper-side punch from the upper side and also by using a lower-side punch from the lower side, wherein
at least one portion of the inner wall of the upper-side die and at least one portion of the inner wall of the lower-side die are spaced by respective different distances from the center of the tubular-shaped portion and, due to the difference in said respective distances, a step is formed in the tubular-shaped portion at a position where said at least one of the terminal unit and the coil terminal-end is sandwiched, and
in the step of pressure-molding, there is formed, by transcription of the step in the tubular-shaped portion, a core concave-portion comprising a step on the outside surface of the core, with at least one of the terminal unit and the coil terminal-end as a boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,121,146

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATION CODE ENTRY IN TOUCH-SENSITIVE SCREEN ENABLED DEVICES

VeriFone, Inc., San Jose...

6. A data entry device comprising:a touch-sensitive screen;
a memory; and
at least one computer processor;
wherein:
the touch-sensitive screen senses a first input comprising at least one finger touch;
the touch-sensitive screen senses a release of the first input;
the at least one computer processor determines a first number of finger touches in the first input;
the at least one computer processor uses the first number of finger touches to identify a first portion of an authentication code;
the touch-sensitive screen senses, within a predetermined period of time from the release of the first input, a second input comprising at least one finger touch;
the touch-sensitive screen senses a release of the second input;
the at least one computer processor determines a second number of finger touches in the second input;
the at least one computer processor uses the second number of finger touches to identify a second portion of the authentication code;
the at least one computer processor calculates a sum of at least the first number of finger touches and the second number of finger touches, wherein the sum represents a value in the authentication code.

US Pat. No. 10,120,126

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTIAL INTEGRATION OF WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING AND BI-DIRECTIONAL SOLUTIONS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:in an optical transceiver on a silicon photonics integrated circuit coupled to a planar lightwave circuit (PLC), said silicon photonics integrated circuit comprising a first modulator and first light source that operates at a first wavelength coupled to said silicon photonics integrated circuit and a second modulator and second light source that operates at a second wavelength coupled to said silicon photonics integrated circuit:
modulating a first continuous wave (CW) optical signal from said first light source utilizing said first modulator;
modulating a second CW optical signal from said second light source utilizing said second modulator;
communicating first and second modulated signals from said first and second modulators to said PLC utilizing one or more output grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
combining said first and second modulated signals in said PLC;
receiving a third modulated optical signal via said PLC;
splitting said third modulated optical signal into fourth and fifth modulated optical signals in said PLC;
communicating said fourth and fifth modulated optical signals to one or more input grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
converting said fourth modulated optical signal to a first electrical signal utilizing a first photodetector configured to detect at said first wavelength; and
converting said fifth modulated optical signal to a second electrical signal utilizing a second photodetector configured to detect at said second wavelength.