US Pat. No. 10,130,019

FEEDER COMPONENT TYPE DETERMINATION METHOD AND FEEDER COMPONENT TYPE DETERMINATION DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder component type determination method which determines combinations of a plurality of tape feeders and a plurality of component types of components which are stored in carrier tapes in a component mounting machine provided with a component supply device equipped, in a detachable manner, with the plurality of tape feeders each of which holds a carrier tape in which the plurality of components is stored at an equal pitch and sequentially supplies the components to a corresponding supply position, and a component transfer device which sucks the component which is supplied to the supply position and mounts the component to a printed circuit board which is positioned in a mount-execution position, the feeder component type determination method comprising:a positional precision measurement step of measuring a positional precision at the supply position for at least a portion of the tape feeders; and
a component type determination step of determining the combinations of the tape feeders and the component types of the components which are stored in the carrier tapes based on the positional precision of the tape feeders and at least one of component external dimensions which are determined according to the component type of the components and an allowable positional precision when the components are supplied to the supply position by the tape feeder,
wherein in the component type determination step the higher the positional precision of the tape feeder, the stricter the allowable positional precision of the component type that is combined therewith, and the lower the positional precision of the tape feeder, the more lenient the allowable positional precision of the component type that is combined therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,130,020

INSTALLATION POSITION OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A non-transitory medium storing an installation position optimization program which optimizes installation positions of a feeder on each feeder installation section of a pair of component supply devices in an electronic component mounting machine includinga pair of conveyance devices which convey circuit boards;
a mounting head which performs mounting operation of electronic components on the circuit boards;
a moving device which moves the mounting head to an arbitrary position; and
the pair of component supply devices, each of which includes the feeder installation section on which one or more of the feeders which store electronic components is installed in a detachable manner and supplies electronic components at a supply position of the electronic components of the feeder,
wherein the pair of component supply devices is installed to interpose the pair of conveyance devices,
wherein the mounting head includes
a main body section which is held by the moving device to be capable of moving to an arbitrary position, and
a plurality of nozzle holding units which hold one or more suction nozzles,
wherein each of the plurality of nozzle holding units is mounted in the main body section in an exchangeable manner,
wherein a nozzle height which is a height of a tip portion of the one or more suction nozzles from a top surface of the circuit board when the mounting head is moved above the circuit board by the moving device in a state in which the nozzle holding unit is mounted in the main body section is different for each of the plurality of nozzle holding units, and
wherein the installation position optimization program comprises:
a first installation position allocation step of allocating an installation position of one or more specific feeders which is the feeder that stores the electronic components which are scheduled to be mounted onto the circuit board which is conveyed by one of the pair of conveyance devices to the feeder installation section of a first component supply device which is the component supply device which is close to the one of the pair of conveyance devices of the pair of component supply devices; and
a second installation position allocation step of allocating, in a case in which the number of the one or more specific feeders exceeds the number of feeders which are installed on the feeder installation section of the first component supply device, the installation position of the feeder which stores the electronic components which are scheduled to be held by the one or more nozzles of the nozzle holding unit with the greatest nozzle height of the one or more specific feeders to the feeder installation section of a different component supply device from the first component supply device of the pair of component supply devices.

US Pat. No. 10,124,279

DIRECTED HYDROBURST SYSTEM FOR CLEANING FLAT SCREENS

Aqseptence Group, Inc., ...

1. A debris cleaning apparatus for a screen, the apparatus comprising:a manifold in fluid communication with an inlet of the apparatus,
the manifold having a proximal portion having a first diameter and a distal portion having a second diameter, the first diameter being greater than the second diameter,
the proximal portion of the manifold in fluid communication between the inlet of the apparatus and the distal portion of the manifold;
a plurality of pipes comprising at least one first pipe, and at least one second pipe;
the at least one first pipes in fluid communication with the proximal portion of the manifold, the at least one second pipes in fluid communication with the distal portion of the manifold, the at least one first and second pipes disposed parallel to one another, and the at least one first and second pipes having a proximal diameter and a distal diameter, the proximal diameter being greater than the distal diameter,
each of the at least one first and second pipes comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is in fluid communication between the manifold and the distal end, and each of the at least one first and second pipes comprising a plurality of orifices for expelling fluid; and
a plurality of directors disposed parallel to one another in a lattice, each director having at least one of the plurality of pipes affixed therein and having a channel in which at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of pipes disposes, each director directing fluid expelled from the orifices in at least one of the plurality of pipes toward the adjacent screen.

US Pat. No. 10,130,013

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server assembly, comprising:a server board comprising a plurality of connector slots coupled to a front surface of the server board;
a plurality of computing devices installed in at least a portion of the plurality of connector slots to define a server board topography; and
a filler member coupled to the server board, the filler member shaped to substantially mirror the server board topography to define a gap between the server board with the plurality of computing devices and the filler member without contact between the plurality of computing devices and the filler member, the gap comprising a flow path configured to receive a dielectric, non-conductive liquid cooling liquid from a cooling liquid source external to a volume defined by the server assembly and distribute the cooling liquid to flow in the gap in contact with the plurality of computing devices and the filler member.

US Pat. No. 10,130,009

NATURAL CONVECTION COOLING FOR POWER ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS HAVING DISCRETE POWER DISSIPATION COMPONENTS

American Superconductor C...

1. A power electronics based system using natural, convection cooling, comprising:an enclosure, housing a plurality of discrete electrical components being distributed in a vertical direction from a bottom portion to a top portion of the enclosure and having a heat density weighted average center at a first height along the vertical direction;
a heat exchanger adjacent to and external of the enclosure, the heat exchanger including an inlet port in fluid communication with the enclosure and an outlet port in fluid communication with the enclosure, the heat exchanger having a vertical cooling average center at a second height along the vertical direction; and
a cooling fluid disposed in the enclosure and in the heat exchanger to cool the discrete electrical components, the discrete electrical components immersed in the cooling fluid;
wherein the discrete electrical components are positioned in the vertical direction in the enclosure such that the first height of the heat density weighted average center along the vertical direction is below the second height of the vertical cooling average center of the heat exchanger in order to sustain flow of the cooling fluid between the enclosure and the heat exchanger through natural convection; and
wherein the discrete electrical components include a plurality of capacitors, a plurality of inductors, and a plurality of semiconductor switches, and wherein the plurality of capacitors are positioned at a height along the vertical direction which is greater than a height along the vertical direction of the plurality of inductors and the plurality of semiconductor switches.

US Pat. No. 10,130,010

INTERNAL HEAT-DISSIPATION TERMINAL

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. An internal heat-dissipation terminal, wherein the terminal comprises at least one cavity in which a heat-storage material is arranged;the cavity is located in an area without a device, which is surrounded by a PCB and an antenna bracket in the terminal,
the cavity is formed by an area without a device, which is surrounded by devices in the terminal, and
the heat-storage material and the devices in the terminal are arranged in the same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,130,015

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic circuit unit (1), comprising at least one electronics unit (4), the electronics unit (4) comprising at least one carrier substrate (5) and at least one electrical and/or electronic component (32) arranged on the carrier substrate (5), the carrier substrate (5) being arranged on an upper side (3) of a heat sink (2) and at least one terminal pad (100) being formed on the carrier substrate (5), on a substrate upper side (7) of the carrier substrate (5) that is facing away from the upper side (3) of the heat sink (2), the electronic circuit unit (1) also comprising at least one electrical or electronic device (8) with at least one terminal contact (101), the at least one terminal contact (101) being connected in an electrically conducting manner to the at least one terminal pad (100), wherein the at least one terminal contact (101) and the at least one terminal pad (100) are surrounded in a region of an electrical point of contact by an electrically insulating compound (9), the electrical or electronic device (8) being spaced from the electrically insulating compound (9), and wherein the electronics unit (4) is completely surrounded by the electrically insulating compound (9) on the upper side (3) of the heat sink (2) and the at least one terminal contact (101) of the electrical or electronic device (8) is led into the electrically insulating compound (9), so that a first region (35) of the terminal contact (101), which is directly connected to the electrical or electronic device (8), is arranged outside the electrically insulating compound (9) and a second region (36) of the terminal contact (101), in which the terminal contact (101) is in electrically conducting contact with the terminal pad (100), is arranged inside the electrically insulating compound (9).

US Pat. No. 10,130,012

DATA CENTER AIR ROUTING SYSTEM

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A system for managing airflow in a data center having at least one IT rack, comprising:a free-standing structure including a frame that defines an interior aisle and has two side openings, a ceiling opening and two end openings,
wherein the frame includes four vertical support posts and two horizontal members,
wherein the vertical support posts are located at corners of the frame,
wherein the two horizontal members are each coupled to two vertical support posts,
wherein at least one of the side openings of the frame is at least partially covered by a plurality of sidewall blanking panels that are removably coupled to the frame and are releasably coupled to each other, and
wherein at least one of the side openings of the frame is at least partially covered by at least one IT rack;
a door located at one or both end openings, to allow personnel access to the interior aisle; and
an adjustable blanking panel extending downwards from one of the horizontal members of the frame to meet the top of an IT rack, wherein the adjustable blanking panel at least partially covers one of the side openings,
wherein the sidewall blanking panels, door, adjustable blanking panel, and IT rack are configured to limit air from entering or exiting the interior aisle.

US Pat. No. 10,130,008

IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An immersion cooled electronic arrangement, comprising:a sealed housing;
a coolant contained within the housing;
an electronic device submerged within the coolant;
an agitator disposed within the housing;
a control module operatively connected to the agitator, the agitator is configured to control heat transfer between the electronic device and the coolant, the control module being responsive to non-transitory machine-readable instructions to control heat transfer between the electronic device and the coolant; and
a sensor disposed within the housing, the sensor being adapted and configured to provide a signal including information relating to a heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux between the electronic device and the coolant,
wherein the instructions cause the control module to:
determine a heat transfer coefficient between the electronic device and the coolant;
compare the determined heat transfer coefficient with a predetermined heat transfer coefficient; and
actuate the agitator based on the comparison of the determined heat transfer coefficient and the predetermined heat transfer coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,130,007

FAN CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM BASED ON A TIME VARIABLE RATE OF CURRENT

International Business Ma...

1. A fan control system comprising:a computer system including a fan and at least one target device;
a fan control system in communication with the fan, the control system comprising a controller to control a rotation speed of the fan, wherein the controller adjusts the rotation speed of the fan according to a time-variable rate of current consumed by the target device and an operation state of the target device; and
a detecting circuit connected to the target device and adapted to detect the time-variable rate of current and send an indicative signal to the controller in response to the time-variable rate of current detected,
wherein the computer system further comprises an operating system, and the detecting circuit provides the indicative signal to the operating system,
wherein the controller controllably drives the fan to operate at a maximum rotation speed when the operation state is a first predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a first predetermined value; and
wherein the operating system executes a predetermined operation when the operation state is a second predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a second predetermined value; and
wherein the first predetermined state comprises a first power state (PS) mode at least partially defined with a first current consumed by the target device and at least one second PS mode at least partially defined with at least one second current consumed by the target device, wherein the first current is greater than the second current.

US Pat. No. 10,130,006

THERMAL CONTROL WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE WITH CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A thermal control system comprising:an enclosure configured to contain a thermal mass;
a baffle plate disposed in the enclosure;
a heat exchanger disposed in the enclosure and cooperating with the baffle plate to divide the enclosure into a first chamber and a second chamber; and
an air circulation element cooperating with the baffle plate and the heat exchanger to define an air circulation path and cause air to flow through the air circulation path, the heat exchanger exchanging thermal energy with the air flowing through the air circulation path, wherein the air circulation element is disposed in the baffle plate, wherein the enclosure has a circular cross-sectional shape, and wherein the heat exchanger has a curvature corresponding to a curvature of an inner surface of a periphery of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,129,980

CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A circuit board comprising:an insulating layer having a plurality of protrusions on a surface; and
a plurality of connection pads, each of the plurality of connection pads being formed on an upper surface of only a respective one of the plurality of protrusions,
wherein a peripheral portion of a lower surface of each of the plurality of connection pads is exposed from the respective one of the plurality of protrusions, and upper and side surfaces of each of the plurality of connection pads are exposed from the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,130,018

COMPUTE NODE COOLING WITH AIR FED THROUGH BACKPLANE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

11. A method of changing a configuration of a computing system, the method comprising:removing a first set of backplanes from a chassis for the computing system to create an open space in the chassis, wherein the first set of backplanes support a first set of computing devices in two or more rows between one end and another end of the chassis at a first row to row pitch; and
installing a second set of backplanes in at least a portion of the open space in the chassis, wherein the second set of backplanes supports a second set of computing devices in two or more rows between the one end and the another end of the chassis at a second row to row pitch,
wherein:
the first set of backplanes and the second set of backplanes respectively include a backplane having a plurality of openings configured to allow air to pass from an air passage adjacent to the backplane to an air channel between adjacent computing devices of the first or second sets of computing devices supported by the backplane; and
the second row to row pitch is less than or greater than the first row to row pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,129,917

DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A device to device (D2D) communication method, comprising:determining, by a first user equipment, a value of a scrambling code parameter, wherein the scrambling code parameter comprises a specific scrambling code parameter;
scrambling, by the first user equipment, a to-be-sent bit according to the value of the scrambling code parameter; and
sending, by the first user equipment, the scrambled to-be-sent bit;
wherein the value of the specific scrambling code parameter is determined according to a D2D group identifier of the first user equipment and a truncate function, the truncate function is used to truncate an identifier from a back end to a front end.

US Pat. No. 10,129,890

RELAY DEVICE AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A relay device for wirelessly relaying data from a terminal device to a base station, the relay device comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a terminal device, a plurality of first Random Access Channel (RACH) preambles, which are selected from a first group of RACH preambles, and at least one second RACH preamble, which is selected from a second group of RACH preambles that is different from the first group of RACH preambles; and
a transmitter, responsive to the at least one second RACH preamble being received at the receiver from the terminal device to transmit a relayed access request message to the base station to request the base station to allocate uplink resources to the terminal device,
wherein the relay device is configured to determine an identifier for the terminal device based on a position of a time and frequency resource including the at least one second RACH preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,130,017

DEVICE PROVIDED WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION BODY

TOKIN CORPORATION, Senda...

1. A device comprising:a potential noise radiating source which may radiate a potential noise;
a potential noise receiving portion which is not directly connected to the potential noise radiating source, wherein the potential noise receiving portion is in a position at which the potential noise receiving portion may receive the potential noise; and
an electromagnetic interference suppression body,
wherein:
the electromagnetic interference suppression body is made by binding flaky soft magnetic metal powder with a binding component and has a sheet-like shape;
the electromagnetic interference suppression body is formed with a plurality of slits; and
the electromagnetic interference suppression body is provided to straddle the potential noise radiating source and the potential noise receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,130,016

MODULAR SIZE MULTI-MEGAWATT SILICON CARBIDE-BASED MEDIUM VOLTAGE CONVERSION SYSTEM

1. An apparatus comprising:a power cell module comprising:
a high frequency line converter (HFLC) to receive a phase of input power from a utility source, the HFLC including a first silicon carbide (SiC) stage and a second SiC stage;
a transformer having a primary coil coupled to the HFLC and a secondary coil coupled to a high frequency motor converter (HFMC);
the HFMC to output a phase of output power to a load, the HFMC including a third SiC stage and a fourth SiC stage; and
a two-phase cooling system having conduits that are adapted to provide a flow of cooling media through the HFLC, the transformer and the HFMC.

US Pat. No. 10,129,994

WATER-TIGHT ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing; and
a display disposed at least partially within the housing, the display including:
a light guide having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a gasket coupled to at least a portion of the light guide, the gasket having a top surface and a bottom surface, and wherein a cavity is interposed between an interior surface of the gasket and the light guide;
a flexible printed circuit assembly coupled to the bottom surface of the light guide and the bottom surface of the gasket, the flexible printed circuit assembly sealing a bottom of the cavity;
a plurality of light sources connected to the flexible printed circuit assembly, wherein the plurality of light sources are disposed within the cavity; and
adhesive tape coupled to the top surface of the light guide and the top surface of the gasket, the adhesive tape sealing a top of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,129,961

CONSOLIDATION OF LAMP POWER CONVERSION AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION CONTROL

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more light emitting diodes;
a switching power converter coupled to the one or more light emitting diodes;
a controller, coupled to the switching power converter, configured to (i) control a switch in an input switching stage of the switching power converter to regulate current for a lamp to provide power for the lamp and (ii) control the same switch in the input switching stage of the switching power converter to modulate a line current supplied to the switching power converter to carry data related to a state of the lamp, and
wherein the controller is configured to increase an average value of the line current during periods when a supply voltage supplied to the switching power converter is decreasing and decreasing an average value of the line current during periods when the supply voltage is increasing.

US Pat. No. 10,130,014

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM USING CORRELATIONS BETWEEN FAN SPEED AND FLOW RATE BASED ON SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of temperature sensors configured to sense temperatures at a plurality of locations associated with an information handling system;
a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling airflow in the information handling system; and
a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the plurality of temperature sensors and the cooling subsystem and configured to:
based on at least a power provided to a subsystem of the information handling system, estimate a thermal condition proximate to the subsystem; and
set a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the estimated thermal condition, a required linear airflow velocity associated with the subsystem, and a correlation between the required linear airflow velocity and the speed, the correlation being based on a component inventory of the information handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,129,965

CONTROLLER WITH LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENTS AND METHOD OF OPERATION

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for operating a controller, comprising:determining a device group comprising a remote device;
at a reference light emitting element of the controller, emitting light having a first set of characteristics associated with an initial setting value for the device group, the controller comprising a plurality of light emitting elements arranged to emit light radially outward of a central axis of the controller;
at a second light emitting element of the controller, emitting light having a second set of characteristics associated with a second setting value, the second set of characteristics different from the first set of characteristics and the second setting value different from the initial setting value;
at the controller, receiving a user input;
in response to receipt of the user input, sending a signal to the device group to operate at the second setting value; and
within a threshold time of receiving the user input, operating at the second setting value at the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,129,925

RESUMPTION OF PDN CONNECTIONS FOR DEVICES REGAINING WLAN CONNECTIVITY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a trusted wireless-local-area-network access gateway (TWAG) configured to operate in an evolved packet core (EPC), the TWAG comprising one or more processors configured to:receive data via an S2a interface from a packet-data-network gateway (PDN-GW);
send the data to a user equipment (UE) via an access point (AP) in a Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN);
process control signaling with the UE based on WLAN Link-Control-Protocol (WLCP) messages;
detect when the UE has lost connectivity with the WLAN based on a trigger communication received at the TWAG from the AP; and
send a suspension communication to the PDN-GW when said loss of connectivity is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,130,011

ELECTRONICS CABINET WITH VENTILATION SYSTEM

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

7. A cabinet configured to accommodate at least one item of electronic equipment and to cool the at least one item by a ventilation system, the cabinet comprising:a first hollow structural upright and a second hollow structural upright defining at least one zone configured to accommodate the at least one item of electronic equipment;
an internal cold air blowing circuit configured to transport cold air from at least one blowing inlet configured to be connected to an external cold air blowing network to said at least one item of equipment, the first hollow structural upright being a part of the internal cold air blowing circuit;
an internal hot air extracting circuit configured to transport hot air from said at least one item of equipment to at least one extracting outlet configured to be connected to an external hot air extracting network, the second hollow structural upright being a part of the internal hot air extracting circuit;
a blowing inlet of the internal cold air blowing circuit comprising a first plurality of orifices distributed in the first hollow structural upright for introducing the cold air into the first hollow structural upright;
an extracting outlet of the internal hot air extracting circuit comprising a second plurality of orifices distributed in the second hollow structural upright for expelling the hot air out of the second hollow structural upright; and
a funnel closed save for at least two openings, a first opening forming an end piece and configured to be connected to the blowing network or to the extracting network, and at least one second opening surrounding, in an airtight manner, the corresponding first plurality or second plurality of orifices of a corresponding blowing inlet or extracting outlet,
wherein at least one orifice of the first plurality and the second plurality of orifices comprises a deflector bent towards the end piece.

US Pat. No. 10,129,993

SEALED ENCLOSURE FOR PROTECTING ELECTRONICS

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

1. An enclosure for protecting an electronic device, the enclosure comprising:a rear base defining a cavity for holding the electronic device;
a front cover coupled to the rear base and movable between an open position and a closed position;
a grommet connected to the rear base; and
a removable tear-away plug having a cylindrical pillar that is integrally formed with and protruding from the grommet and when the cylindrical pillar is pulled outwards, the removable tear-away plug tears away from the grommet and forms a hole that allows water to drain out of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,129,991

FOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND LINKING ASSEMBLY

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A foldable electronic device, comprising:a foldable display;
a host, the foldable display being attached to the host, wherein the host has a first portion, a second portion and a linking assembly connected between the first portion and the second portion, and the linking assembly comprises:
N+1 blocks, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 2, each block has a body and a pair of fitting portions disposed at two opposite side surfaces of the body in a sliding mirror symmetry manner along a first direction, and the fitting portion of the Nth block is fitted with the fitting portion of the N+1 block; and
a plurality of linking sets, wherein each of the linking sets has two links, two ends of the two links overlapping with each other lean against the Nth block and capable of moving relative to the Nth block, two other ends of the two links without overlapping with each other are respectively fixed to the N?1th and N+1 blocks, and
wherein, when the link assembly is bent, a virtual center of rotation of any two adjacent blocks locates within a scope of the foldable display.

US Pat. No. 10,129,989

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING GLASS HOUSING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing including two opposite open ends and at least a portion of the housing comprising a light-transmitting material;
a bracket disposed inside the housing and having a shape corresponding to the housing;
a flexible display device disposed between the housing and the bracket and configured to display information to an outside through the light-transmitting portion of the housing; and
a plurality of covers closing the open ends of the housing and supporting two opposite ends of the bracket, wherein the bracket includes an inner space for mounting electronic parts, and the bracket is length-adjustable in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,129,983

OPTICAL MODULE AND FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. An optical module comprising:an optical subassembly for converting an optical signal and an electric signal from at least one to the other;
a printed circuit board; and
a flexible printed circuit board connecting the optical subassembly with the printed circuit board,
the flexible printed circuit board including a base material and a wiring pattern, the wiring pattern including a plurality of terminals at a periphery on at least one surface of the base material,
the base material including a pair of end regions located on both sides in a first direction, and an intermediate region located between the pair of end regions,
the intermediate region including a pair of side edges on both sides in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, both the pair of side edges not projecting outward in the second direction from the pair of end regions, at least one of the pair of side edges having a shape recessed inward in the second direction from the pair of end regions,
the plurality of terminals including a plurality of end pads and a side pad, the plurality of end pads being located in each of the pair of end regions of the base material and arranged in the second direction, the side pad being located at the at least one of the pair of side edges of the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,129,948

MULTIPLE LOCATION LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control system for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source, the system comprising:a load control device adapted to be coupled between the AC power source and the electrical load to control the amount of power delivered to the electrical load, the load control device comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the load control device comprising a first switching circuit coupled to the second terminal, and a second switching circuit coupled between the first and second terminals; and
a remote device adapted to be coupled to the first terminal and the second terminal of the load control device, the remote device comprising a power supply configured to conduct a charging current from the AC power source through the first switching circuit of the load control device;
wherein the load control device is configured to control the second terminal in an active pull-up state by rendering the first switching circuit conductive and the second switching circuit non-conductive, the load control device further configured to control the second terminal into an active pull-down state by rendering the second switching circuit conductive and the first switching circuit non-conductive, the load control device configured to render the first switching circuit conductive to allow the power supply of the remote device to charge through the second terminal during a first time period of a half-cycle of the AC power source, the load control device and the remote device operable to communicate with each other by controlling the second terminal into the active pull-up state and the active pull-down state during a second time period of the half-cycle of the AC power source.

US Pat. No. 10,126,088

CROSSBOW

Ravin Crossbows, LLC, Su...

1. A crossbow comprising:first and second bow limbs attached to a center rail;
a draw string extending across the center rail that translates between a released configuration and a drawn configuration;
a string carrier captured by the center rail that slides freely back and forth to engage with the draw, string in the released configuration and slides to a retracted position that locates the draw string in the drawn configuration, the string carrier comprising a catch movable between a closed position that engages the draw string and an open position that releases the draw string, a sear moveable between a cocked position coupled with the catch to retain the catch in the closed position and a de-cocked position that release the catch to the open position, a dry fire lockout moveable between a disengaged position and a lockout position that blocks the sear from moving to the de-cocked position, and a safety moveable between a free position and a safe position that retains the catch in the closed position;
at least one cocking rope configured to releasably engage with the string carrier to retract the string carrier to the retracted position and the draw string to the drawn configuration;
a retaining mechanism that releasably retains the string carrier in the retracted, position and the draw string in the drawn configuration independent of the at least one cocking ropes; and
a trigger mounted to the center rail that engages with the catch when the string carrier is in the retracted position to move the catch from the closed position to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,124,529

IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY TEMPLATE AND METHOD FOR ZERO-GAP IMPRINTING

Canon Nanotechnologies, I...

1. An imprint lithography template comprising:a body having a first side and a second side,
a mesa extending from the first side of the body, the mesa having edges and further including a patterned area, the patterned area having pattern features having a height, the patterned area further surrounded by leading and trailing edge borders that extend from the patterned area to the mesa edges,
wherein the leading edge border is formed along a first pair of adjacent mesa edges and includes dummy fill features of similar height as the patterned area features, and
wherein the trailing edge border is formed along a second pair of adjacent mesa edges, opposite the first pair, and includes a single recess that extends and opens to the mesa edges, the recess having a depth that is similar to the height of the patterned area features.

US Pat. No. 10,129,918

METHODS, WIRELESS DEVICE, BASE STATION AND CANDIDATE RELAY STATION FOR SUPPORTING D2D COMMUNICATION OVER RELAY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a base station of a radio network, for supporting a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication between a first wireless device and a second wireless device over a relay, the method comprising:receiving, from the first wireless device, an identity of a candidate relay wireless device and a first quality metric pertaining to a first relay link between the first wireless device and the candidate relay wireless device and to a second relay link between the second wireless device and the candidate relay wireless device, wherein the first quality metric refers to an equivalent channel pertaining to both the first relay link and the second relay link, which equivalent channel has been calculated as:
where G1R indicates quality of the first relay link and G2R indicated quality of the second relay link;obtaining a second quality metric pertaining to a D2D link between the first wireless device and the second wireless device;
obtaining a third quality metric pertaining to a cellular link between the base station and the first wireless device; and
when the first quality metric indicates a better link quality than both the second quality metric and the third quality metric,
selecting a relay mode for the D2D communication with the candidate relay wireless device acting as the relay and
instructing the first wireless device, the second wireless device and the candidate relay wireless device to communicate according to the relay mode.

US Pat. No. 10,130,003

REDUCED THERMAL TRANSFER TO PELTIER COOLED FETS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method to reduce transfer of heat to a device to be cooled by the cooling device, the method comprising:contacting a hot side of the cooling device to a first surface of a thermally conductive structure;
attaching a cool side of the cooling device to a ground plane of a printed circuit board, wherein the ground plane includes a patterned-region patterned with an array of holes with some desired ratio of metal to gap;
contacting one of at least one solid-region of the ground plane of the printed circuit board to a second surface of the structure, wherein the one of at least one solid-region of the ground plane surrounds an outer perimeter of the patterned-region;
attaching the device to be cooled to circuitry on a second surface of the printed circuit board, the second surface of the printed circuit board opposing the first surface of the printed circuit board;
reducing heat flowing from the first surface of the structure to the second surface of the structure and to the cool side of the cooling device by a reduced cross-sectional area of the patterned-region; and
reducing heat flowing from the first surface of the structure to the second surface of the structure and to the device to be cooled by the reduced cross-sectional area of the patterned-region.

US Pat. No. 10,129,990

MIDDLE FRAME OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A middle frame comprising:a metallic baffle having a first long side and a second long side;
a first side plate including:
a first metallic portion having a long side connected to the first long side of the metallic baffle; and
a first non-metallic portion connected to another long side of the first metallic portion opposite to the long side of the first metallic portion; and
a second side plate including:
a second metallic portion having a long side connected to the second long side of the metal baffle; and
a second non-metallic portion connected to another long side of the second metallic portion opposite to the long side of the second metallic portion.

US Pat. No. 10,129,955

LIGHT SOURCE IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A light source identification system, the system comprising:a light source imaging device, comprising:
a light sensor operable to image at least a portion of an environment in which the light source imaging device is present, wherein the environment comprises one or more light sources, and
a transmitter operable to transmit image data; and,
a processing device, comprising:
a processor that is operable, in a calibration mode, to identify light sources from received image data and locate them within the environment, and to generate a model of the light output of the identified light sources, wherein the model comprises a time-dependent light contribution of a source obtained by measuring a contribution by the source to the lighting of the environment at a plurality of times.

US Pat. No. 10,129,929

ANTENNAS CONFIGURED FOR SELF-LEARNING ALGORITHMS AND RELATED METHODS

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. In a wireless device having a modal antenna including a single radiating element and one or more parasitic elements positioned adjacent to the radiating element, a method comprising:implementing a self-learning mode, wherein the self-learning mode comprises:
identifying a first network terminal at a first waypoint;
determining a first selected antenna mode of a plurality of antenna modes associated with the modal antenna for communicating with the first network terminal at the first waypoint, each of the plurality of antenna modes associated with a different radiation pattern for the modal antenna;
storing the selected antenna mode as part of a record associated with the first waypoint in one or more memory devices;
identifying a second network terminal at a second waypoint;
determining a second selected antenna mode of the plurality of antenna modes associated with the modal antenna for communicating with the second network terminal at the second waypoint, the second selected antenna mode being different from the first selected antenna mode;
storing the second selected antenna mode as part of a record associated with the second waypoint in one or more memory devices;
wherein subsequent to implementing the self-learning mode, the method comprises:
configuring the modal antenna to operate in the first selected antenna mode when proximate the first waypoint using the one or more parasitic elements; and
configuring the modal antenna to operate in the second selected antenna mode when proximate the second waypoint.

US Pat. No. 10,129,709

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FADING PROFILE DETECTION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for detecting a fading profile at a client device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device,
estimating signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a reference signal (RS) of a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) based on a first Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol pair of OFDM symbol x1 and OFDM symbol x2 and a second OFMD symbol pair of the OFDM symbol x1 and OFDM symbol x3, wherein the estimating determines a SNR1 for the first OFDM symbol pair and a SNR2 for the second OFDM symbol pair, and
estimating, based on the SNR1 and the SNR2, the fading profile of a propagation channel to be a MBSFN fading profile or a non-MBSFN fading profile,
wherein the fading profile is estimated based on a difference Delta_SNR=SNR2?SNR1, and
wherein a value of Delta_SNR for which the fading profile is estimated to be the MBSFN fading profile is greater than a value of Delta_SNR for which the fading profile is estimated to be the non-MBSFN fading profile corresponding to a predetermined wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,128,907

FINGERPRINT SENSOR MODULE-BASED DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A method for device-to-device communication, comprising:detecting, at a first device, a capacitive coupling established between a conductive contact included in a fingerprint detection module of the first device and a capacitive coupling module of a second device, wherein the fingerprint detection module includes a fingerprint sensor chip for detecting a fingerprint and a contact detector that includes a light source and an optical detector to determine whether a finger is placed over or in contact with the fingerprint detection module by using the optical detector to sense reflected light by the finger that is illuminated by light emitted by the light source, wherein a portion of a protective layer lies under the conductive contact and over the optical detector, wherein a cavity in the conductive contact lies under a top surface of the conductive contact and adjacent to the protective layer, and wherein the light source is positioned within the cavity and emits light through an opening in the top surface of the conductive contact without passing through the protective layer; and
transmitting, from the first device to the second device, an electrical signal through the established capacitive coupling between the conductive contact of the first device and the capacitive coupling module of the second device to conduct device-to-device communication between the first and second devices, wherein the device-to-device communication between the first and second devices comprises:
sending, via the established capacitive coupling, an initiation signal from the first device to the second device and receiving, via the established capacitive coupling, from the second device an acknowledgement signal to confirm a proper capacitive coupling between the first and second devices;
placing, in response to the confirmation of the proper capacitive coupling between the first and second devices, the first device into a connect state and the second device into the connect state to enable the first and second devices to communicate to each other via the established capacitive coupling; and
operating, while both first and second devices are in the connect state, the first and second devices via the established capacitive coupling to exchange data.

US Pat. No. 10,128,652

STABILIZING A DC ELECTRICITY NETWORK

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A method of stabilizing a DC electricity network, the DC electricity network including a DC voltage source powering electrical loads that are connected in parallel to terminals of the DC voltage source, each electrical load to receive a power setpoint, the method comprising:stabilizing the DC electricity network by regulating the power setpoints applied to the respective electrical loads by virtual stabilization impedances each generated at terminals of each respective electrical load, the virtual stablization impedances being dimensioned to stabilize the DC electricity network in desired operating points and in given configurations of the DC electricity network including a state in which at least one electrical load of the electrical loads is inactive or has failed and a state in which stabilization of an electrical load of the electrical loads is inactive, any one of said virtual stabilization impedances being generated at the terminals of one of said electrical loads by a stabilization block of a non-linear regulation loop that acts on the power setpoint of said one of the electrical loads and that generates a stabilization signal pv(t) for superposing to said power setpoint of said one of the electrical loads, the stabilization signal being so that:
pv(t)=vs(t)·Cv·dvs/dt
or
pv(t)=K·vs2?X3
in which:
vs represents a DC voltage at the terminals of said one of the electrical loads, Cv and K are parameters defining the virtual stabilization impedance, and X3 is an output signal from a filter of cutoff frequency wc that receives the signal K·vs2 as input.

US Pat. No. 10,129,972

FRAME ELEMENTS FOR PACKAGE STRUCTURES COMPRISING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (PCBS)

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface;
an electronic component disposed over the substrate;
an upper metallization disposed over the upper surface;
a frame element disposed directly on the upper metallization, the frame element comprising an outer wall disposed along a perimeter of the substrate, and a plurality of compartments disposed within a perimeter of the frame element, the frame element being configured to provide structural rigidity to the apparatus;
an encapsulating material disposed over an upper surface of the substrate, the electronic component and the frame element, the encapsulating material having upper surface and sides; and
an electrically conductive layer disposed over the upper surface and the sides of the encapsulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,128,978

RECEIVER, METHOD FOR CANCELLING INTERFERENCE THEREOF AND TRANSMITTER FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for eliminating an interference signal of a transmitter in a communications system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one first user signal to at least one receiver;
receiving user phase information of the at least one first user signal and interference phase information of the interference signal from the at least one receiver;
modulating data to at least one second user signal with Gaussian minimum shift keying (GMSK);
changing the user phase information of the at least one first user signal to be separated from the interference phase information of the interference signal by a preset phase difference for the at least one receiver to eliminate the interference signal based on the user phase information and the interference phase information; and
transmitting the at least one second user signal according to the changed user phase information to the at least one receiver,
wherein changing the user phase information comprises:
calculating a rotation value for making the preset phase difference between the user phase information and the interference phase information to be 90°; and
changing the user phase information based on the calculated rotation value.

US Pat. No. 10,128,813

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE (BAW) RESONATOR STRUCTURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode comprising a plurality of sides, wherein at least one of the sides is a connection side;
a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and
an acoustic reflective element disposed beneath the first electrode, the second electrode and the piezoelectric layer, wherein a contacting overlap of the acoustic reflective element, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the piezoelectric layer defines an active area of the BAW resonator;
a bridge adjacent to a termination of the active area of the BAW resonator;
a layer at least a part of which is disposed over a gap, and between the piezoelectric layer and the second electrode, the layer comprising a frame element, the frame element being disposed immediately adjacent to the termination of the active area; and
a discontinuity, which exists in the bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,129,936

MICROWAVE HEATING APPARATUS WITH DUAL LEVEL CAVITY

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A microwave heating apparatus comprising:a cavity dividable into at least a first compartment for heating a first meal in the first compartment and a second compartment for heating a second meal in the second compartment, each of the first and second compartments having selectable dimensions, and having a set of divider holding means configured to receive and position a divider at different heights in the cavity;
a first microwave generator and a pair of first feeding ports coupled to the first microwave generator to feed a first mode field in the first compartment of said cavity; and
a second microwave generator operable independently from the first microwave generator and a pair of second feeding ports coupled to the second microwave generator to feed a second mode field in the second compartment of said cavity;
wherein the microwave heating apparatus is operable to feed the cavity with the first mode field from the first microwave generator, the second mode field from the second microwave generator, and both the first mode field from the first microwave generator and the second mode field from the second microwave generator simultaneously;
wherein when the cavity is divided the heating apparatus is configured to independently heat the first meal from the first mode field and the second meal from the second mode field, and when the cavity is divided, at least one of the divider holding means or divider attenuates transmission of the first mode field to the second compartment and the second mode field to the first compartment; and
wherein the pair of first feeding ports and the pair of second feeding ports are arranged such that the first and second mode fields provide complementary heating patterns in the cavity when the cavity is undivided.

US Pat. No. 10,129,585

ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CATCH-UP EVENTS THROUGH BROADCAST METADATA

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

1. A method for managing recording resources for programming events of interest, the method comprising:receiving, by a television receiver, first programming metadata from a service provider, the first programming metadata specifying at least a first programming event of a first set of one or more programming events, where the first programming event is scheduled to be transmitted from a first source;
receiving, by the television receiver, second programming metadata from the service provider, the second programming metadata specifying at least a second programming event of a second set of one or more programming events, where the second programming event is scheduled to be transmitted from the first source or a second source;
scheduling, by the television receiver, one or more recordings of the first set of one or more programming events in a recording schedule;
ascertaining, by the television receiver, available resources to record the second set of one or more programming events;
after receiving the first programming metadata and the second programming metadata from the service provider, identifying, by the television receiver, a resource conflict based at least in part on event scheduling information for at least the first programming event of the first set of one or more programming events and at least the second programming event of the second set of one or more programming events;
ascertaining, by the television receiver, availability of at least one streaming option for the first programming event or the second programming event, wherein the ascertaining the availability is based at least in part on one or both of the first programming metadata and the second programming metadata received from the service provider in a metadata structure having one or more fields that specify a uniform resource identifier for the at least one streaming option for one or both of the first programming event and the second programming event, where the at least one streaming option corresponds to an option to stream the first programming event or the second programming event via a streaming service as an alternative source for the first programming event or the second programming event, where the alternative source is different from the first source and the second source;
determining, by the television receiver and based at least in part on the availability of the at least one streaming option and based at least in part on a viewing history, whether to maintain or modify the recording schedule, wherein the viewing history tracks unviewed recordings of episodes in a first series that includes the first programming event and/or in a second series that includes the second programming event, and the determining comprises comparing a number of the unviewed recordings corresponding to the first series or the second series to a threshold to determine whether the threshold is satisfied; and
managing, by the television receiver, the recording schedule based at least in part on the determining whether to maintain or modify the recording schedule, the managing comprising canceling a scheduled recording of the first programming event or the second programming event when the at least one streaming option is available to stream at least one of the first programming event or the second programming event and when the number of the unviewed recordings satisfies the threshold for the at least one of the first programming event or the second programming event.

US Pat. No. 10,129,484

OPTICAL FILTER OPACITY CONTROL FOR REDUCING TEMPORAL ALIASING IN MOTION PICTURE CAPTURE

RED.COM LLC, Irvine, CA ...

1. A system comprising:an image sensor configured to generate a plurality of consecutive image frames;
an optical filter having an opacity that is adjustable, the optical filter being disposed in an optical path of the image sensor and configured to vary an amount of light incident on the image sensor responsive to a control signal; and
a controller configured to generate the control signal to vary the opacity during individual image frame periods of the plurality of consecutive image frames so that:
the opacity decreases during a first part of the individual image frame periods and increases during a second part of the individual image frame periods, and
object motion above a Nyquist frequency is filtered by the optical filter prior to detection by the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,129,133

GROUND SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE DATA DISTRIBUTION

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A ground-based communications system for distributing information to a vehicle, the system comprising:a plurality of access networks, each of which is fixedly disposed at a different location and supports respective one or more wireless communication channels for communicating with an on-board data distribution device fixedly connected to the vehicle while the vehicle is en route between an origination point and a destination point; and
a plurality of computing devices including communicative connections to the plurality of access networks and communicative connections to a set of port networks, each port network included in the set of port networks being fixedly disposed at a different port at which vehicles arrive and from which vehicles depart, and the plurality of computing devices configured to:
receive data at a first computing device from a second computing device in communicative connection over a private network with the first computing device,
the first computing device corresponding to a location at which the vehicle is predicted to arrive, the location at which the vehicle is predicted to arrive being a predicted location, and
at least one of the data or the predicted location determined based on information received at the second computing device from the vehicle via at least one access network of the plurality of access networks while the vehicle is en route between the origination point and the destination point; and
transmit, by the first computing device using a wireless communication channel of a particular network disposed at the predicted location, the received data to the on-board data distribution device fixedly connected to the vehicle upon arrival of the vehicle at the particular location.

US Pat. No. 10,127,865

SENSING DEVICE FOR SENSING LIGHT INTENSITY OF A PANEL MODULE AND PANEL APPARATUS THEREWITH

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. A sensing device for sensing a backlight density of a panel module, the panel module comprising a panel, a back plate and a holding frame, the back plate having an opening formed thereon and being for installing the panel onto the holding frame, the sensing device comprising:a sensor module for sensing a light projected via the opening and generated by the panel; and
a base disposed between the back plate and the holding frame, the base comprising:
a main body whereon a containing slot is formed, the containing slot having an abutting opening and being for containing the sensor module; and
a resilient structure extending from the main body, the resilient structure comprising:
a resilient arm portion protruding from the main body; and
an abutting wing portion connected to the resilient arm portion and for abutting against the holding frame, wherein the resilient arm portion presses the main body onto the back plate when the abutting wing portion abuts against the holding frame, such that the back plate covers the abutting opening and seals the containing slot.

US Pat. No. 10,125,622

SPLAYED INLET GUIDE VANES

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. A system for directing the flow of a fluid and controlling the rate of flow of the fluid, said system comprising:a channel for directing the flow of the fluid;
at least a pair of articulating vanes positioned within said channel for controlling the flow rate of the fluid within said channel, each of said vanes comprising a pair of lateral major surfaces forming a leading edge and a trailing edge of said vane, and an axis of articulation intersecting said vane at a point spaced from the aerodynamic center of said vane; and
a linkage between said vanes coupling the articulation of each of said vanes to the other of said vanes, wherein each vane imparts a force on said linkage when the relative angle of attack is greater than zero, wherein the force imparted on said linkage by one of said vanes is at least partially cancelled by the force imparted on the linkage by the other of said vanes during the articulation of said vanes, wherein the axis of articulation of one of said vanes intersects said vane between the aerodynamic center and said leading edge of said vane, and the axis of articulation of the other of said vanes intersects said other vane between the aerodynamic center and said trailing edge of said other vane.

US Pat. No. 10,125,195

STABLE ANTI-IFNAR1 FORMULATION

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. An antibody formulation comprising:a. 150 mg/mL anifrolumab;
b. 50 mM lysine HCl;
c. 130 mM trehalose dihydrate;
d. 0.05% polysorbate 80;
e. 25 mM histidine/histidine HCl,wherein the formulation is at a pH of 5.9.

US Pat. No. 10,124,724

BABY IN VEHICLE REMINDER SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method comprising:providing a vehicle;
providing a number of sensors;
providing a means of raising an alert;
using at least one of the number of sensors to detect the presence or absence of a first communication device in or near the vehicle;
using at least one of the number of sensors to detect the presence or absence of a second communication device in or near the vehicle; and,
raising an alert based upon the result of controller logic regarding the sensor readings and based upon the presence or absence of the first and second communication devices, relative to each other;
wherein the logic accounts for whether the vehicle engine is running or not running.

US Pat. No. 10,124,650

AUTOMOBILE AIR CONDITIONER HOUSING HAVING A FRAME WITH SLOTS FOR DIFFERENT HEATERS

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. An automobile air conditioner which includes an air-cooling heat exchanger and two heating devices for air heating that are provided in series in an air feed passage formed in a housing, and in which an upstream heating device of the two heating devices is selected from two types of heating devices differing in shape and size, whereinthe air-cooling heat exchanger is an evaporator for heat pump cycle and is provided upstream of the two heating devices,
the two heating devices are provided in series and adjacent to each other,
the upstream heating device of the two heating devices is mounted in the housing by being inserted thereto through an insertion/ejection slot formed in a side surface of the housing,
a downstream heating device of the two heating devices is mounted in the housing by being inserted thereto through an insertion/ejection slot formed in a lower surface of the housing,
the insertion/ejection slot of the side surface is formed so as to fit the larger one of the two types of heating devices,
when selected, the smaller one of the two types of heating devices is housed in a frame having an external dimension to fit into the insertion/ejection slot of the side surface, and is mounted in the housing with the frame interposed therebetween,
the downstream heating device is larger than the smaller one of the two types of heating devices,
the frame has an inclined guide surface on a portion, to be located closer to an outlet in an air feed passage direction, of an inner surface thereof, the inclined guide surface being formed so that an opening area of the frame increases toward the downstream heating device,
the larger one of the two types of heating devices is a heater core using, as a heating medium, engine cooling water,
the smaller one of the two types of heating devices is an electric heater, and
the downstream heating device is a condenser for heat pump cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,124,641

LEAF SPRING HOLDER FOR THE MOUNTING OF A LEAF SPRING ONTO AN AXLE BODY OF A VEHICLE

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A leaf spring holder for mounting a leaf spring onto an axle body of a vehicle, comprising:a leaf spring saddle configured for mounting of the leaf spring, wherein the leaf spring saddle comprises a saddle surface comprising a production-related deformation, wherein the deformation comprises one or more of: a spring-back deformation or a punching deformation;
an adaptive molded part configured to be arranged between the leaf spring saddle and the leaf spring, wherein the adaptive molded part seats on the saddle surface via a profile surface, wherein the profile surface comprises an at least partially negative profile of the deformation to increase a contact surface between the leaf spring saddle and the profile surface.

US Pat. No. 10,129,992

ANTI-TOPPLE DEVICE

ScienBiziP Consulting (Sh...

1. An anti-topple device mounted in a cabinet, the cabinet comprising two beams positioned at a bottom of the cabinet, each beam comprising a supporting plate and two fastening plates perpendicularly extending upward from opposite ends of the supporting plate, the anti-topple device comprising:a pedestal for fixing the cabinet onto a floor;
a screw, one end of the screw fixed to the pedestal;
a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member, the first adjusting member and the second adjusting member slidably mounted on the screw; and
a connecting member adjacent the first adjusting member and abutting against the second adjusting member, the connecting member being arranged between the first adjusting member and the second adjusting member;
wherein the screw is positioned between the two beams, the connecting member comprises a connecting plate and two parallel abutting plates extending downward from opposite edges of the connecting plate, wherein the two parallel abutting plates are perpendicularly coupled to the two beams of the cabinet, each abutting plate defines two distal ends and a plurality of pairs of grooves positioned at each of the two distal ends, the two fastening plates of each beam are received in two corresponding grooves of the plurality of pairs of grooves positioned at a corresponding one of the two distal ends of each abutting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,129,958

LIGHT FIXTURE EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEM

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a control network, electrical power configured to charge at least one onboard battery of at least one light fixture using the received electrical power, wherein the control network is a communication network that provides both electrical power supply and data communication;
causing the at least one light fixture to operate in an emergency lighting mode upon determining by a fixture processor that the received electrical power from the control network is interrupted;
causing the at least one light fixture to operate in the emergency lighting mode upon determining by the fixture processor that a control has been received from the control network to switch the at least one light fixture to the emergency lighting mode;
wherein a port of a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch is connected to the control network and the at least one light fixture; and
wherein the received electrical power from the control network and the received control from the control network is provided to the at least one light fixture via the port of the PoE switch.

US Pat. No. 10,129,942

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING LED STRINGS SO AS TO REDUCE THE LIGHT FLICKER

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:a regulator circuit configured to regulate current flowing in a compensation LED string;
current sensing circuitry configured to generate first output signals that are indicative of current flowing in each LED string of a plurality of LED strings cascaded to one another and generate a second output signal indicative of current flowing in the compensation LED string;
a summation circuit configured to sum said first and second output signals and generate a sum signal;
a difference circuit configured to detect change in said sum signal and generate a difference signal;
wherein said regulator circuit includes an amplifier circuit configured to regulate current flowing in the compensation LED string in response to a difference between the second output signal and the difference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,129,939

HIGH EFFICIENCY FLICKER ATTENUATOR FOR LIGHTING

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:a flicker resisting metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) in series with a light emitting diode (LED);
a current sensing circuit adapted to sense a current conducted by the LED; and
a controller coupled to the flicker resisting MOSFET, wherein the controller is configured to:
sense a level of the current conducted through the LED; and
operate the flicker resisting MOSFET in linear mode at a lower level of the current conducted by the LED and to operate the flicker resisting MOSFET in saturation mode at a higher level of the current conducted by the LED, wherein the controller includes a reference voltage generator coupled to the current sensing element and configured to provide a reference voltage that varies inversely with the sensed drain current.

US Pat. No. 10,129,919

VIDEO HEADSET

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

13. A video headset comprising:a battery;
a microphone;
a speaker;
a Wi-Fi enabled camera module comprising:
a camera video sensor;
a camera microphone;
a camera processor; and
an IEEE 802.11 communications interface;
a Bluetooth enabled module comprising:
a processor;
a Bluetooth communications interface; and
a memory storing an application program comprising executable instructions to conduct a voice call over a Bluetooth link utilizing the Bluetooth communications interface and transmit a video over an IEEE 802.11 link utilizing the IEEE 802.11 communications interface, wherein the Bluetooth link and IEEE 802.11 link are in operation simultaneously; and
a control and status interface linking the Wi-Fi enabled camera module and the Bluetooth enabled module, wherein the camera microphone is arranged at the video headset to capture an audio corresponding to a captured video and the microphone is arranged to capture an audio corresponding to a video headset wearer speech.

US Pat. No. 10,128,812

ELECTRICAL RESONATOR

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An acoustic resonator, comprising:a substrate;
a cavity in the substrate; and
a resonator stack suspended over the cavity and comprising:
a first electrode; a second electrode; a piezoelectric layer; and a temperature compensation layer comprising borosilicate glass (BSG) wherein a concentration of boron in the temperature compensation layer is in a range of approximately 0.1% to approximately 5.0% by weight percent, or by atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 10,128,214

SUBSTRATE AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A package structure, comprising:a substrate, having a top surface, a bottom surface and a first lateral surface, said substrate comprising:
a plurality of insulating layers;
a plurality of conductive layers separated by the plurality of insulating layers;
wherein the first lateral surface of the substrate comprises at least one first portion of a first via that is in contact with a first conductive pattern of the plurality conductive layers, wherein said first conductive pattern is disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface of the substrate, wherein a first conductive material is filled in the at least one first portion of the first via, wherein the first lateral surface of the substrate further comprises at least one second portion of a second via, wherein a second conductive material is filled in the at least one second portion of the second via;
an electronic component, disposed over the top surface of the substrate and electrically connected to at least one portion of the plurality of conductive layers;
a first electrode, wherein at least one portion of the first electrode is disposed on the first lateral surface of the substrate and electrically connected to said first conductive pattern via the first conductive material filled in the at least one first portion of the first via; and
a second electrode, wherein at least one portion of the second electrode is disposed on the first lateral surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the second conductive material filled in the at least one second portion of the second via.

US Pat. No. 10,127,944

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING AND PLAYBACK

RESOURCE CONSORTIUM LIMIT...

1. A method of editing a shared multimedia presentation over a network, the method comprising:sending, by a network data server, a first playback display operating on a first user computer for displaying and editing first presentation data corresponding to the shared multimedia presentation;
sending, by the network data server, a second playback display operating on a second user computer for displaying and editing second presentation data corresponding to the shared multimedia presentation;
receiving, by the network data server, a first message indicating that a media object was added to the first presentation data via the first playback display by a first user, the media object containing media data, the media data including at least one of video data or animated graphics data;
updating, by the network data server, the second playback display by adding the media object based on the first message, a default playback behavior associated with the media object;
receiving, by the network data server, a second message by the data server indicating that the playback behavior data was modified from the default playback behavior for the media object by a second user programming playback behavior of the media object via the second playback display; and
updating, by the network data server, the first playback display by modifying playback behavior data of the media object based on the second message.

US Pat. No. 10,126,554

VISUAL PERCEPTION ENHANCEMENT OF DISPLAYED COLOR SYMBOLOGY

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A method for enhancing the visual perception of augmented reality presentation, the method comprising the procedures of:detecting the location of a user, with a location measurement unit;
detecting the line-of-sight (LOS) of said user, with a line-of-sight detector;
predicting a future background environment to be viewed by said user through a see-through head-mounted display (HMD), based on at least the detected location and the detected LOS;
predicting at least one color-attribute of said future background environment at a background location corresponding to a LOS of said user;
comparing the predicted color-attribute of said future background environment at said background location with at least one color-attribute of an intended foreground supplementary image of a symbol, a text, or graphic or visual imagery, to be projected on said HMD overlaid onto the view of said future background environment at said background location; and
when an incompatibility condition is detected between said predicted color-attribute of said future background environment and said color-attribute of said intended foreground supplementary image, adjusting at least one visual parameter of said supplementary image in a manner that minimizes said incompatibility condition, and projecting said supplementary image with the adjusted visual parameter on said HMD at said background location.

US Pat. No. 10,126,196

MULTI-CONDITION SENSOR SYSTEMS

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A multi-condition sensor electrical system for determining the state of the multi- condition sensor, comprising: a first resistor in series with a power input line and a first electrode of the multi-condition sensor; a second resistor disposed in series with a power return line and a contact electrode of the multi-condition sensor and configured to receive current from the first resistor in a first sensor state; a third resistor in parallel with a signal out line, wherein the signal out line is in series with the first resistor and wherein the third resistor is in series with the first resistor and the third resistor is disposed between the first resistor and the power return line; and a fourth resistor in series between a second electrode of the multi-condition sensor and the power return line, and configured to receive current from the first resistor in a second sensor state and not to receive current from the first resistor in a third sensor state.

US Pat. No. 10,126,069

THREE-DIMENSIONAL HEAT TRANSFER DEVICE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A three-dimensional heat transfer device, comprising:a vapor chamber, the vapor chamber including a first plate and a second plate opposite to each other, a first capillary structure being disposed on an inner surface of the first plate; and
a heat pipe, a second capillary structure being disposed inside the heat pipe, the second capillary structure having a contact portion extending out of the heat pipe and exposed therefrom, wherein the heat pipe is inserted through the second plate, and the contact portion extends into the vapor chamber and is connected to the first capillary structure, so that the first capillary structure and the second capillary structure communicate with each other,
wherein the second capillary structure includes two capillary elements arranged spaced apart and parallel to each other, the two capillary elements are physically separate from each other, and a vapor passage is formed between the two capillary elements.

US Pat. No. 10,125,135

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the compound is (6S ,8R)-6-(5-(2-(3 -(fluoromethyl)azetidin- 1-yl)ethoxy)pyridin-2-yl)-8-methyl-7 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-6,7,8 ,9-tetrahydro-3H-pyrazolo [4,3 -f] isoquinoline, which compound has the following structure:

US Pat. No. 10,124,985

CABLE RETRACTION SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS THEREOF

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A cable retraction system for use with a cable, the system comprising:a housing with a channel and a groove and ramp segment;
a slider with a protrusion extending in a horizontal plane, the slider configured to slide in a vertical plane within the channel;
a first spring for applying pressure on the slider in one direction of the vertical plane;
a center hub having a plurality of notches, a first cylindrical portion and a second cylindrical portion, the center hub operationally coupled to the housing in which the cable wraps around a circumference of the first cylindrical portion of the center hub;
a cam that rotates along a circumference of the second cylindrical portion of the center hub, where a cam rotational distance is controlled by a location of a stopper on a same surface as the channel of the housing; and
a second spring having a first segment connected to the slider and a second segment, where the second segment has a bent tip that traverses the groove and ramp segment along with a movement of the slider and the cam;
wherein in an initial state the cable does not retract and the slider is engaged with one of the plurality of notches, and the bent tip is located at a lowest position of the groove and ramp segment in the vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,129,986

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ARRANGEMENT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A printed circuit board arrangement comprising:at least one printed circuit board, the printed circuit board comprising:
a top side;
a bottom side;
at least two electrically conductive layers, wherein the at least two electrically conductive layers are arranged to transmit electrical current; and
at least one electrically insulating layer, the at least one electrically insulating layer comprising electrically insulating material,
a carrier; and
a contacting circuit board,
wherein the at least two electrically conductive layers and the at least one electrically insulating layer are arranged in an alternating assembly such that the at least two electrically conductive layers are electrically insulated with respect to each other using the at least one electrically insulating layer,
wherein each of the at least two electrically conductive layers is coupled to a bond wire independently from the other electrically conductive layer at a side surface of the printed circuit board,
wherein the side surface is inclined with respect to the top side of the printed circuit board,
wherein the printed circuit board is coupled to a first side of the carrier,
wherein the contacting circuit board is coupled to a second side of the carrier,
wherein the contacting circuit board is inclined to the first side of the carrier,
wherein the bond wire is arranged to provide a connection to an electrically conductive trace of the contacting circuit board,
wherein the bond is arranged to exchange electrical current between the printed circuit board and the contacting circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,129,985

SUBSTRATE COVER

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A substrate cover comprising:a conductive frame body covering a surface circumference edge region and an upper circumference region of a substrate drawn with a charged particle beam, the conductive frame body comprising, a notch portion provided at part of an inner circumference of the conductive frame body, and a recessed portion provided on the outer circumference side of the upper surface of the conductive frame body, such that the recessed portion is arranged adjacent to the notch portion in a direction of a frame width of the conductive frame body; and
a first conductive member provided on the recessed portion so as to pass through the notch portion to project inward to the inside of the frame of the conductive frame body, the first conductive member comprising a conductive member main body, a contact portion electrically connected to the surface of the substrate, and a brim portion covering an upper portion of a gap between an inner wall of the notch portion and the conductive member main body, the brim portion extending in a direction of the conductive frame body.

US Pat. No. 10,129,969

ARC CUTTING SYSTEM, INCLUDING COOLANT TUBES AND OTHER CONSUMABLES, AND RELATED OPERATIONAL METHODS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

16. A universal coolant tube for a liquid cooled plasma arc torch, the coolant tube comprising:a hollow, elongated coolant tube body including a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, the coolant tube body configured to provide a coolant flow to an electrode of the plasma arc torch;
a flared portion at the distal end of the coolant tube;
a plurality of feet at the distal end of the flared portion, the plurality of feet configured to physically contact an interior surface of the electrode;
an O-ring at the proximal end of the coolant tube; and
a radial extensive portion located between the proximal end of the coolant tube and the O-ring and configured to be axially biased toward the electrode, wherein the radial extensive portion includes a radial alignment surface that is at least 0.25 inches in length along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,129,892

TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE REVERSE CHANNEL AUDIO SESSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

7. An apparatus for wireless communication at a sink device comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and instructions stored in the memory and operable, when executed by the processor, to cause the apparatus to:
identify a unidirectional communication channel with from a source device to the sink device, the unidirectional communication channel being associated with a first streaming session from the source device to the sink device;
receive a first message from the source device via the unidirectional communication channel;
transmit responsive to receiving the first message, a second message that indicates at least one reverse channel audio transmission parameter supported by the sink device for establishing a reverse channel audio session with the source device;
establish the reverse channel audio session for transmitting audio content to the source device based at least in part on the at least one reverse channel audio transmission parameter; and
stream the audio content to the source device using the reverse channel audio session.

US Pat. No. 10,129,729

SMARTPHONE BLUETOOTH HEADSET RECEIVER

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

1. A system, comprising:a first Bluetooth-enabled device including a first Bluetooth module configured to output an audio portion; and
a second Bluetooth-enabled device including:
an audio processing module;
a second Bluetooth module, paired with the first Bluetooth module, configured to receive the audio portion and output the audio portion to the audio processing module; and
a processing module, coupled to the second Bluetooth module, configured to:
detect that a phone call is received on the second Bluetooth-enabled device;
upon detecting that the phone call is received on the second Bluetooth-enabled device, send, using the second Bluetooth module, a first command to the first Bluetooth module of the first Bluetooth-enabled device to pause sending the audio portion; and
when the phone call is completed, send, using the second Bluetooth module, a second command to the first Bluetooth module of the first Bluetooth-enabled device to resume sending the audio portion at a same location in the audio portion at which the pausing of the sending of the audio portion occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,127,717

SYSTEM FOR 3D CLOTHING MODEL CREATION

Ohzone, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A system for creating a model of a wearable having a surface, the system comprising:an object comprising a portion of a human form, the portion of the human form having a body surface;
a sensing device configured to scan the body surface of the object without the wearable to generate a first scan information and configured to scan the surface of the wearable on the portion of the human form to generate a second scan information;
a processor communicatively coupled to the sensing device to receive the first and second scan information, the processor configured to:
(a) generate a first point cloud using the first scan information and a second point cloud using the second scan information;
(b) align the first and second point clouds;
(c) generate a plurality of slices along at least one longitudinal axis through the first and second point clouds, each slice having a centroid along a corresponding longitudinal axis;
(d) generate a table having a plurality of entries each representing a distance between corresponding vertices for the first and second point clouds; and
a storage means for storing the table representing the wearable.

US Pat. No. 10,127,557

DYNAMIC OFFLINE CARD AUTHORIZATION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A transit access system comprising:a fare card reader configured to read closed-loop fare cards;
an interface configured to:
when a remote, centralized fare card approval device is in network communication with the transit access system, receive instructions from the centralized fare card approval device for opening or closing a transit gate based on a remote analysis, by the centralized fare card approval device, of (a) data associated with the closed-loop fare cards that are read by the fare card reader, and (b) data associated with the closed-loop fare cards that is stored remote to the transit access system and that is accessible to the centralized fare card approval device,
receive fare card information for a fare card from a fare card reader, and
send a control signal to a transit gate controller to cause the transit gate controller to position the transit gate;
a memory to store a list of closed-loop fare cards, historical data for the closed-loop fare cards, and rules for determining whether to admit or deny gate access when the transit access system is not in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device;
a local card analyzer that, when the transit access system is not in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device, locally determines whether to open or close the transit gate based on a local risk analysis that is based on a) data associated with the closed-loop fare cards that are read by the fare card reader, and b) historical data associated with one or more of the closed-loop fare cards, the local card analyzer comprising a data processing apparatus configured to execute machine-executable instructions retrieved from a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the machine-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the data processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via the interface, i) the list of closed-loop fare cards that correlates the closed-loop fare cards with respective historical data for the closed-loop fare card and ii) the historical data for the closed-loop fare cards from the centralized fare card approval device while the transit access system is in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device;
determining that the transit access system is not in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device;
after determining that the transit access system is not in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device, receiving, via the interface and from the fare card reader, data for a particular closed-loop fare card that was read by the fare card reader, the data identifying the particular closed-loop fare card being used to request access to a transit service;
selecting, using the list of closed-loop fare cards stored in the memory and the data identifying the particular closed-loop fare card, particular historical data for the particular closed-loop fare card;
locally determining, based on determining that the transit access system is not in network communication with the centralized fare card approval device, to open the transit gate based on a local risk analysis that is based on (a) the data for the particular closed-loop fare card that was read by the fare card reader, and (b) the selected, particular historical data for the particular closed-loop fare card; and
in response to locally determining to open the transit gate, sending, via the interface, a control signal to the transit gate controller to cause the transit gate controller to position the transit gate in an open position; and
the transit gate controller configured to:
receive the control signal, and
in response to receiving the control signal, position the transit gate in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,127,545

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for displaying account information, comprising:a display device comprising:
a processor;
a display;
a transceiver; and
a memory having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
pair with a mobile device configured to access account information associated with a user;
receive, using the transceiver, the account information from the mobile device;
detect an activation event;
cause the display to display the account information based on the activation event;
determine that no updates have been received from the mobile device; and
in response to the determination:
scan for any device and attempt to establish a connection with devices which the system had not previously been paired; and
cause the mobile device to display a message indicating a location of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,126,958

WRITE SUPPRESSION IN NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving data to be written to a non-volatile memory;
writing the data to a fast non-volatile memory for storing one or more bands of data;
evaluating each of the bands of the fast non-volatile memory to identify one or more target bands for eviction from the fast non-volatile memory to a slow non-volatile memory having a lower durability rating than the fast non-volatile memory, wherein evaluating each of the bands of the fast non-volatile memory comprises:
determining a number of valid data blocks for each of the bands of the fast non-volatile memory;
determining an age of data of each of the bands of the fast non-volatile memory;
computing a merit score for each of the bands of the fast non-volatile memory based on a ratio of a number of invalid data blocks to the number of valid data blocks for each of the bands and further based on the age of the data for each of the bands, wherein any band having the merit score above a given eviction threshold is designated as a target band; and
moving valid data of the one or more target bands from the fast non-volatile memory to the slow non-volatile memory, wherein only valid data of the one or more target bands are moved from the fast non-volatile memory to the slow non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,124,665

AERODYNAMIC AND ADJUSTABLE EFFICIENT BACK OF CAB FUEL TANK HOUSING

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC,...

1. An aerodynamic system to protect tanks behind a cab comprising:a fuel system (5) containing gaseous fuel tanks (10) on a rack (15);
a unitary piece enclosure (100) having an outer surface of a size and shape to fit over said fuel system the enclosure having a front (102), a topper (600), a back (110), and two sides (103/104);
the topper (600) fits at least partially into said enclosure and is moveably connected via one or more hinges to the front of an enclosure; and,
wherein the topper may be rotated along the one or more hinges to select an angle or inclination and height and then fixed in place at the angle of inclination and height; and,
wherein the enclosure is configured to receive the sides of the topper.

US Pat. No. 10,124,372

SCREEN BAR, BAR SCREEN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SCREEN BAR

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A screen bar for a bar screen, the screen bar comprising:a steel composite sheet comprising a top steel layer, a core steel layer, and a bottom steel layer, wherein the top steel layer, the core steel layer, and the bottom steel layer are non-releasably interconnected by roll cladding, wherein the core steel layer has a higher deformability than the top steel layer and the bottom steel layer, wherein the top steel layer and the bottom steel layer have higher hardnesses than the core steel layer, wherein the top steel layer and the bottom steel layer consist of martensitic steel, wherein a composition of the top and bottom steel layers contains iron, impurities, and in percentage by weight 0.35-0.45% C, 0.15-0.30% Si, 0.75-0.95% Mn, 0.07-0.1% Al, 0.8-0.95% Cr, 0.017-0.028% Nb, 0.15-0.28% Mo, 1.1-1.3% Ni, 0.0015-0.0035% B, and 0.0007-0.0030% Ca.

US Pat. No. 10,123,850

INSTRUMENT FOR DRILLING DENTAL ROOT CANALS

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An endodontic instrument comprising:a tapered rod, the rod comprising an active portion, the active portion terminating at a distal tip end of the rod and defining a conical envelope, the conical envelope having a longitudinal axis that coincides with an axis of rotation of the instrument;
the active portion comprising a plurality of helical flutes disposed along at least a segment of the active portion, the plurality of helical flutes comprising a first flute, a second flute, a third flute, and a fourth flute;
the active portion comprising a plurality of edges, the plurality of edges comprising a first edge intersecting the first flute and the second flute, a second edge intersecting the second flute and the third flute, a third edge intersecting the third flute and the fourth flute, and a fourth edge intersecting the first flute and the fourth flute;
the active portion comprising a first portion having a length and a second portion having a length, the second portion being disposed further from the tip end relative to the first portion;
the first portion comprising a plurality of first portion cross-sections, the plurality of first portion cross-sections comprising a first cross-section, wherein a center of mass of the first cross-section is located on the axis of rotation of the instrument, each of the first edge, the second edge, the third edge, and the fourth edge intersecting the first cross-section, the intersection between the first edge and the first cross-section being located on the envelope;
the second portion comprising a plurality of second portion cross-sections, the plurality of second portion cross-sections comprising a second cross-section, wherein a center of mass of the second cross-section is offset relative to the axis of rotation of the instrument, each of the first edge, the second edge, the third edge, and the fourth edge intersecting the second cross-section, the fourth flute being overcut along at least a segment of the second portion such that the third edge and the fourth edge are set back within the envelope along the segment.
US Pat. No. 10,125,254

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A resin composition comprising:a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprising residues of at least one aldehyde having a refractive index of at least 1.421, wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprises residues of a C7 to C20 aromatic aldehyde;
a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprising residues of at least one aldehyde having a refractive index less than 1.421,
wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component and said second polyvinyl resin component are respective first and second acetal moieties of a single poly(vinyl acetal) resin; and
wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component is present in said resin composition in an amount of from about 0.5 to 99.5 percent, based on the total weight of aldehydes in said composition.
US Pat. No. 10,125,335

LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ISOPRENE BASED COMPONENTS

CASTROL LIMITED, Swindon...

1. A lubricating composition comprising:(a) a base oil of lubricating viscosity comprising a base stock, wherein the base stock comprises at least one isoprenoid compound, wherein the isoprenoid compound comprises:
(i) one or two oxygen-containing moieties independently selected from ether and ester moieties; and
(ii) a first acyclic isoprenoid moiety containing 1 to 5 isoprenyl units and
wherein the isoprenoid compound optionally comprises (iii) a second acyclic isoprenoid moiety containing 1 to 5 isoprenyl units,
with the proviso that at least one isoprenoid moiety contains 3 to 5 isoprenyl units where the isoprenoid compound contains a single ether moiety; and
(b) one or more lubricant additives.
US Pat. No. 10,125,349

METHOD FOR CELL CULTURE

GE Healthcare Bio-Science...

1. A cell free medium for at least one of seeding and culturing stem or progenitor cells on an uncoated surface, the medium comprising a partially or a completely chemically defined cell culture medium which comprises or is supplemented at a concentration of 2 ?g/mL-100 ?g/mL of one or more inter alpha trypsin inhibitor (I?I) proteins to promote adhesion of said cells to said uncoated surface during the first passage as well as self-renewal of said cells,wherein the one or more I?I proteins are selected from the group consisting of an I?I protein comprising heavy chain 1 (HC1), heavy chain 2 (HC2), and bikunin (B) (I?I-HC1, HC2, B), an isolated heavy chain 2 (isolated HC2), and an I?I protein comprising heavy chain 2 (I?I-HC2), and
wherein the medium is whole serum free, serum component free and feeder cell free.

US Pat. No. 10,130,002

HEAT RADIATION ADHESIVE, HEAT RADIATION SHEET USING SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a bracket;
a display panel mounted on the bracket;
a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) on which AP (Application Processor) IC and PM (Power Management) IC are mounted;
a removable back cover;
an inner cover for covering the bracket and the FPCB, in which the inner cover is positioned between the FPCB and the back cover;
a case provided with a universal subscriber identity module (USIM) chip and a micro memory that are provided in the inner cover; and
a heat-radiating sheet mounted on at least one of an area of a cushion layer opposite to the bracket, an area between the FPCB and the inner cover, an area of the case in which the USIM chip and the micro memory are mounted, and an area of the back cover, to thereby spread and radiate the heat generated from the heat-generating component,
wherein the heat-radiating sheet comprising: a first heat-radiating adhesive member; and a heat-radiating layer that is adhered onto the heat-radiating adhesive member, and spreads and radiates the heat generated from the heat-generating component of the electronic apparatus, and
wherein the first heat-radiating adhesive member comprising: an adhesive layer formed of a web state adhesive sheet having a plurality of pores, wherein the web state adhesive sheet is formed of thermally adhered and accumulated fibers; first thermally conductive fillers having a plate-shape and dispersed inside the adhesive layer in a horizontal direction thereof, wherein the first thermally conductive fillers are arranged in a plurality of layers spaced apart from each other, the horizontal direction being a direction perpendicular to a thickness of the adhesive layer; and second thermally conductive fillers having a spherical shape and dispersed inside the adhesive layer, wherein the second thermally conductive fillers are disposed between neighboring layers of the first thermally conductive fillers in such a way that heat generated from a heat-generating component of an electronic apparatus is transferred to the first thermally conductive fillers via the second thermally conductive filler and spread in the horizontal direction of the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,129,976

HIGH PERFORMANCE, ULTRA LOW LOSS, ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT, MULTI-LAYERED RIGID CIRCUIT BOARDS

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic component made of only Dyneema® and Indalloy, said method comprising:providing a spool of a Dyneema® filament and a spool of an Indalloy wire on a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machine;
feeding the Dyneema® filament to a first head of the FDM machine;
feeding the Indalloy wire to a second head of the FDM machine; and
coextruding the Dyneema® filament and the Indalloy wire to fabricate the electronic component using the FDM machine wherein said Dyneema filament and Indalloy wire are utilized in the fabricated electronic component without any further additives.

US Pat. No. 10,129,924

METHOD OF SHARING A UE RECEIVER BETWEEN D2D AND CELLULAR OPERATIONS BASED ON ACTIVITY

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A network node of a cellular communications network, comprising:a processing module; and
a memory module storing instructions executable by the processing module whereby the network node is operable to:
determine one or more Discontinuous Reception, DRX, sharing rules for a wireless device, the one or more DRX sharing rules defining non-overlapping time periods within one or more DRX cycles to be used by the wireless device for cellular and Device-to-Device, D2D, operations where the non-overlapping time periods comprise a first time period to be used by the wireless device for cellular operation and a second time period for D2D operations and each of the first time period and the second time period occur within a DRX ON duration; and
configure the wireless device with the one or more DRX sharing rules.

US Pat. No. 10,129,920

CONTROL APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a control apparatus, the method comprising:receiving from a first radio terminal, through a public land mobile network, a start request for Proximity Service (ProSe) communication that is to be performed between the first radio terminal and a second radio terminal without communicating through the public land mobile network;
receiving, from the second radio terminal, a Quality of Service (QoS) requirement regarding the ProSe communication, the QoS requirement being required by the second radio terminal for the ProSe communication to be started between the first and second radio terminals in response to the start request sent by the first radio terminal;
acquiring position information of the first and second radio terminals;
estimating a radio condition between the first radio terminal and the second radio terminal based on the position information; and
comparing the QoS requirement with the radio condition to determine whether to set up the ProSe communication, wherein
the estimating includes using map data to take account of buildings and geographic features in the estimation of the radio condition.

US Pat. No. 10,129,914

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A RADIO NODE AND A CONTROLLING GATEWAY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation in a gateway node that is coupled to a core network of a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining that data is available for sending to a wireless device that accesses the wireless communication network via a radio cell provided by a radio node that is coupled to the core network of the wireless communication network via the gateway node;
generating service data units corresponding to the data, based on processing the data according to an upper portion of a radio protocol stack, wherein the radio protocol stack is split between the gateway node, which implements the upper portion of the radio protocol stack, and the radio node, which implements a remaining, lower portion of the radio protocol stack;
establishing an Internet Protocol (IP) session towards the radio node, via an intra-stack IP link communicatively coupling the upper portion of the radio protocol stack at the gateway node with the lower portion of the radio protocol stack at the radio node, said IP session mapped to a radio bearer to be used for conveying the data to the wireless device via an air interface of the radio cell;
encapsulating the service data units in one or more IP packets, according to IP session parameters associated with the IP session; and
sending the IP packets to the radio node via the IP session, for de-encapsulation and recovery of the service data units, for subsequent processing by the radio node according to the remaining, lower portion of the radio protocol stack.

US Pat. No. 10,129,656

ACTIVE TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF PIEZOELECTRIC MEMBRANE-BASED MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
a microelectronic ultrasonic transducer (MUT) disposed over the substrate; and
a thermoelectric device proximate to the MUT and configured to provide heat to, and remove heat from the MUT.

US Pat. No. 10,128,227

ESD PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. An ESD protection device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate with a first doping type;
a buried layer, a surface of which is at least exposed on a surface of said semiconductor substrate, wherein said buried layer is of a second doping type opposite to said first doping type;
an epitaxial semiconductor layer located on said semiconductor substrate and said buried layer, and being spaced apart into a first portion and a second portion, wherein said first portion of said epitaxial semiconductor layer is of one of said first doping type and said second doping type, said second portion is of said second doping type;
a first doped region located in said first portion of said epitaxial semiconductor layer, wherein said first doped region is of said second doping type;
a second doped region located in said second portion of said epitaxial semiconductor layer, wherein said second doped region is of said first doping type; and
a doped layer located around said second doped region, wherein said doped layer is of said second doping type,
said ESD protection device comprises a rectifier diode and an open-base bipolar transistor, said first doped region is an anode of said rectifier diode and said semiconductor substrate is a cathode of said rectifier diode, said second doped region, said epitaxial semiconductor layer and said semiconductor substrate are an emitter region, a base region and a collector region of said open-base bipolar transistor, respectively,
said first doped region and said second doped region extend through said doped layer into said epitaxial semiconductor layer by a predetermined depth.

US Pat. No. 10,128,037

EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE CORE SPIRAL INDUCTOR

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An inductor comprising:a first conductive segment fabricated in a first core metal layer of a semiconductor package;
a second conductive segment fabricated in a second core metal layer of the semiconductor package;
a third conductive segment fabricated in the second core metal layer of the semiconductor package;
a first conductive core via through a core dielectric layer of the semiconductor package, the first conductive core via in contact with a first end of the first conductive segment and a first end of the second conductive segment;
a second conductive core via through the core dielectric layer of the semiconductor package, the second conductive core via in contact with a second end of the second conductive segment and a first end of the third conductive segment; and
an inductor terminal via connecting the first conductive segment to a fourth conductive segment within a build-up layer of the semiconductor package, wherein the first, the second, and the third conductive segments are fabricated with thicknesses that are greater than a thickness of the fourth conductive segment within the build-up layer.

US Pat. No. 10,127,048

ARCHITECTURE FOR LONG LATENCY OPERATIONS IN EMULATED SHARED MEMORY ARCHITECTURES

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A processor architecture arrangement for emulated shared memory (ESM) architectures, comprising a number of multi-threaded processors each provided with interleaved inter-thread pipeline having a memory access segment and a plurality of functional units arranged in series for executing arithmetic and, logical operations on data, wherein one or more of the functional units have lower latency and are positioned prior to the memory access segment in said pipeline, and wherein one or more of the functional units have long latency for executing more complex operations associated with the functional units requiring longer latency than the functional units requiring lower latency, and wherein the one or more functional units having long latency are positioned operatively in parallel with the memory access segment.

US Pat. No. 10,126,841

INTERACTIVE SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SWITCHING DIFFERENT WRITING MODES AND HANDHELD MEMBER THEREOF

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An interactive system capable of switching different writing modes, comprising:a handheld member comprising a first near field communication tag and a second near field communication tag, the first near field communication tag generating a first near field signal, the second near field communication tag generating a second near field signal; and
a display module comprising:
a touch control user interface;
a bezel surrounding the touch control user interface;
a near field sensing unit disposed on the bezel and separated from the touch control user interface for sensing the first near field signal or the second near field signal; and
a control unit coupled to the near field sensing unit, the control unit controlling the touch control user interface to perform a first function when the near field sensing unit senses the first near field signal, and the control unit further controlling the touch control user interface to perform a second function when the near field sensing unit senses the second near field signal.

US Pat. No. 10,126,144

LOCATION BASED POINT OF INTEREST NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of providing navigation information within an automotive vehicle that travels on roads, said method comprising the steps of:identifying a location that is of interest to an occupant of the vehicle;
determining a location of the vehicle;
providing the occupant with an indication of distance and direction from the location of the vehicle to the location of interest, the indication of distance and direction comprising a two-dimensional spatial graphical indication;
positioning circles and/or circle portions concentrically with a vehicle icon on the graphical indication, the vehicle icon and the circles and/or circle portions providing a viewer reference as to how far away the vehicle is from the location of interest icon;
ascertaining a speed of the vehicle; and
adjusting a size of the circles and/or circle portions dependent upon the ascertained speed of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,124,390

DIE CUSHION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF DIE CUSHION DEVICE

AIDA Engineering, Ltd., ...

1. A die cushion device comprising:a cushion pad;
a hydraulic cylinder that moves the cushion pad up and down;
a hydraulic machine that supplies pressure liquid to a die cushion pressure generation chamber of the hydraulic cylinder;
a die cushion position detector that detects a position of the cushion pad;
a pressure detector that detects pressure in the die cushion pressure generation chamber of the hydraulic cylinder;
a first command unit that outputs a first command showing a position of the cushion pad;
a second command unit that outputs a second command showing pressure in the die cushion pressure generation chamber of the hydraulic cylinder or a physical amount in proportion to the pressure;
a position controller that controls the hydraulic machine so as to cause the position of the cushion pad to correspond to the first command, on the basis of the first command outputted from the first command unit and the position of the cushion pad detected by the die cushion position detector; and
a pressure controller that controls the hydraulic machine so as to cause the pressure in the die cushion pressure generation chamber of the hydraulic cylinder to correspond to the second command, on the basis of the second command outputted from the second command unit and the pressure detected by the pressure detector,
wherein position control by the position controller and pressure control by the pressure controller are switched during a rising process of a slide of a press machine.

US Pat. No. 10,129,868

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION NODE, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a terminal device, a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a base station; and
establishing, by the terminal device, a user plane connection with N radio communication nodes separately according to a connection configuration parameter of the terminal device sent by the base station, wherein the connection configuration parameter comprises a physical layer configuration parameter and a medium access control (MAC) layer configuration parameter;
receiving, by the terminal device, first resource configuration information from the base station, wherein the first resource configuration information indicates N radio resource sets that are used when the N radio communication nodes separately perform communication with the terminal device, N is a positive integer, a radio resource in each radio resource set among the N radio resource sets is used for a radio communication node corresponding to each radio resource set to schedule the terminal device, and the radio resource comprises at least one of a time domain resource or a frequency domain resource; and
communicating, by the terminal device, with a corresponding transmission point by using a radio resource in respective radio resource sets of transmission points, wherein the respective radio resource sets of the transmission points do not intersect, the respective radio resource sets of the transmission points comprise the N radio resource sets, and the transmission points comprise the N radio communication nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,128,947

METHOD FOR OPTICAL DRIVING CHIP TO CONTROL LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DRIVE CHIP THEREFOR

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A method for an optical drive chip to control a light-emitting device, which is applied in optical drive chip, the optical drive chip has a main processor and a storage medium, and the main processor is used for executing the function of a receiving unit and an execution unit stored in the storage medium, the method comprising:obtaining, by a receiving unit of the optical drive chip, to-be-sent data, and transmitting the to-be-sent data to an execution unit of the optical drive chip; and
converting, by the execution unit, the to-be-sent data into a drive signal according to a control parameter set, the drive signal is used to control the light-emitting device to emit visible light, and the control parameter set comprises an encoding type and a light-emitting device control parameter,
a function interface corresponding to the control parameter set and the to-be-sent data is defined on the receiving unit, and the receiving unit obtains the control parameter set and the to-be-sent data by using the function interface; a function body corresponding to the function interface is defined on the execution unit; the receiving unit transmits the to-be-sent data and the control parameter set to the function body by using the function interface, and the function body invokes a corresponding encoding mode according to the encoding type, and encodes the to-be-sent data according to the light-emitting device control parameter and the encoding mode to obtain the corresponding drive signal; the drive signal controls light-emitting device to emit visible light;
the encoding type comprises an adapted Manchester encoding mode, when the adapted Manchester encoding is applied, each bit is denoted by a digit corresponding to N-ary data, each different digit in the N-ary data is encoded into a different electric signal unit, where high level duration and low level duration in the electric signal unit are Ti1, Ti2 . . . , Tij respectively, and Tij, i, j, and N are natural numbers, different electric signal units are separated by delimiters.

US Pat. No. 10,128,733

POSITION-DETECTION SYSTEM

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. A position-detection system for monitoring an operating state of a drive having a rotor which can move along a path, comprisingan encoder unit, a signal-detection unit and a signal-processing device,
wherein the encoder unit or the signal-detection unit is arranged on the rotor, and the respective other unit is arranged along the path,
wherein the signal-processing device is designed to generate a first position signal and a second position signal on the basis of a relative position of the encoder unit and the signal-detection unit,
wherein the signal-processing device is designed to determine a longitudinal position of the rotor along the path on the basis of phase values of the first and second position signals, and
wherein the signal-processing device is designed to determine a distance, directed transversely with respect to the path, between the encoder unit and the signal-detection unit on the basis of amplitude values of the first and second position signals, and to detect on the basis of the distance a disruption in a movement of the rotor and/or an external force action acting on the encoder unit or the signal-detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,128,074

PYROTECHNIC CIRCUIT BREAKER HAVING AN IMPROVED STRUCTURE FOR ACCOMMODATING A BUS BAR, AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

Arianegroup SAS, Paris (...

1. A pyrotechnic circuit breaker, comprising a body, an igniter, a piston and a bus bar, wherein the piston and the bus bar are accommodated within the body, and wherein the piston comprises a cutting edge and is movable along a normal direction from a raised position to a lowered position to cut a portion of the bus bar, thereby separating the bus bar into two distinct portions in order to break the electrical conduction of the bus bar,wherein the body comprises a longitudinal slot arranged through a longitudinal direction of the body, perpendicular to the normal direction, wherein the bus bar can be slidably inserted within the longitudinal slot along the longitudinal direction of the body,
characterized in that the pyrotechnic circuit breaker further comprises a drawer slidably inserted within the longitudinal slot of the body along the longitudinal direction of the body, so that once inserted in the body, the drawer and the body define an insertion slot through the body where the bus bar is slidably inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,124,980

SHEET POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH MOVABLE BINDER MEMBER

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet post-processing apparatus, comprising:a processing tray onto which a sheet to be processed is stacked;
a binder configured to perform a binding process using a binding member, the binder movable to a first binding position at which the binder performs the binding process on a sheet on the processing tray, and a second binding position at which the binder performs the binding process on a sheet to be inserted from outside of the sheet post-processing apparatus through an opening portion and which is different from the first binding position; and
a controller configured to cause the binder to perform a setting operation for moving the binding member, after replenishing the binding member, from a replenished position, at which the binding member has been replenished, to a usable position in the binder, at which the binder enables to perform the binding process using the binding member, wherein the binder performs the setting operation at a setting position different from the first binding position and the second binding position.

US Pat. No. 10,124,900

AUTOMATED SUPER-COOLED WATER-DROPLET SIZE DIFFERENTIATION USING AIRCRAFT ACCRETION PATTERNS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A super-cooled water-droplet size measurement system comprising:an ice detector configured to detect ice accretion at a plurality of test locations within a testing region of an exterior surface of an aircraft, wherein ice accretes, in conductive conditions, on at least an ice-accretion portion of the testing region; and
a boundary locator configured to determine a specific one of the plurality of test locations within the testing region of the exterior surface of the aircraft, the determined specific one of the plurality of test locations corresponding to a boundary that separates the ice-accretion portion of the testing region and an ice-free portion of the testing region in conditions that include the atmosphere having super-cooled water droplets up to a predetermined maximum size.

US Pat. No. 10,124,826

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROBUST ACTIVE DISTURBANCE REJECTION IN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for active wheel disturbance rejection in an electric power steering assembly comprising the steps of:activating an electric motor in response to a response signal, the response signal including a baseline control torque signal generated by a baseline controller and an auxiliary control torque signal generated by a disturbance rejection controller;
estimating at least one operating parameter of the electric power steering assembly as a function of the baseline control torque signal;
measuring the at least one operating parameter;
determining an error amount as a function of the at least one measured operating parameter and the at least one estimated operating parameter, wherein the disturbance rejection controller refines the at least one estimated operating parameter as a function of the error amount; and
generating the auxiliary control torque signal to minimize the error amount;
wherein the at least One operating parameter includes at least one of a position of the motor or a velocity of the motor, and
wherein the method generates the auxiliary control torque signal such that a baseline performance of the electric power steering assembly is maintained and effects thereon due to the parameter changes are corrected to minimize the error amount.

US Pat. No. 10,124,739

INTEGRATED BICYCLE RACK ATTACHMENT FEATURE FOR REAR SPOILER

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A bicycle carrier attachment for a vehicle, comprising at least one bracket held within an interior of a vehicle spoiler, wherein the at least one bracket is attached to a portion of the vehicle and held within the spoiler interior.

US Pat. No. 10,124,327

NANO-COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method comprising:providing a reaction solution containing at least one dimensional nanomaterials and a precursor of zero-dimensional nanoparticles;
applying plasma to a surface of the reaction solution or in the reaction solution to generate the zero-dimensional nanoparticles from the precursor to assemble on the at least one dimensional nanomaterials, wherein the plasma is atmospheric plasma or microplasma; wherein the zero-dimensional nanoparticles are silver nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, platinum nanoparticles, or iridium nanoparticles; wherein the at least one dimensional nanomaterials comprise nanoparticles of graphene, functionalized graphene or molybdenum disulfide, graphene nanoribbon, or carbon nanotubes; and
self-assembling the zero-dimensional nanoparticles on the surface of the at least one dimensional nanomaterials in the reaction solution to form a nano-composite dispersed in the reaction solution.

US Pat. No. 10,123,666

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING WASTE USING A SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a cover and rear portion;
a first roll holder within the housing, wherein the first roll holder is configured to receive a first full-sized roll of sheet product having a first length;
a second roll holder within the housing, wherein the second roll holder is configured to receive a second full-sized roll of sheet product having a second length, wherein the first length and the second length are a same length, wherein the first roll holder is positioned above the second roll holder within the housing;
wherein the housing is sized such that the first roll holder and the second roll holder are configured to receive and hold the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product simultaneously;
at least one mechanism configured to dispense sheet product from at least one of the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product, wherein the at least one mechanism comprises at least one drive roller and at least one pinch roller; and
a single motor configured to drive the at least one drive roller of the at least one mechanism to dispense sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product, wherein the single motor is configured to cause the at least one drive roller to rotate to cause a full dispensed portion of the sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product to be presented for retrieval by a user without the user needing to pull on the full dispensed portion to further rotate the drive roller,
wherein the single motor is configured to cause sheet product to be dispensed sequentially from the first roll of sheet product until the first roll of sheet product is depleted and then from the second roll of sheet product,
wherein the cover is configured to be opened to enable a user to replace the depleted first roll of sheet product with a third full-sized roll of sheet product having a third length while the second full-sized roll of sheet product is received by the second roll holder, wherein the third length is the same as the first length,
wherein the single motor is configured to operate, in an instance in which the third full-sized roll of sheet product replaced the depleted first roll of sheet product, to cause sheet product to continue to be dispensed from the second roll of sheet product while the second roll of sheet product is received within the second roll holder and the third roll of sheet product is received within the first roll holder.

US Pat. No. 10,123,616

TALL CABINET QUICK RELEASE STRUCTURE

GSLIDE CORPORATION, New ...

1. A tall cabinet quick release structure, comprising:an upper sliding rail assembly comprising an outer sliding rail affixed to a bottom surface of a top panel of an open-front cabinet housing by first fastening members and an inner sliding rail coupled to and axially movable in and out of said outer sliding rail, said inner sliding rail comprising a front positioning rod and a rear positioning rod respectively downwardly extended from a bottom wall of said inner sliding rail;
a bracket affixed to a top surface of a wooden cabinet by second fastening members;
a front positioning block affixed to said bracket and to said top surface of said wooden cabinet by third fastening members and adapted for releasably securing said front positioning rod of said inner sliding rail of said upper sliding rail assembly;
a rear positioning block affixed to said bracket and to said top surface of said wooden cabinet by fourth fastening members, said rear positioning block comprising a position-limiting groove extended in the sliding direction of said inner sliding rail of said upper sliding rail assembly and adapted for allowing said front positioning rod of said inner sliding rail of said upper sliding rail assembly to pass therethrough and for releasably locating said rear positioning rod of said inner sliding rail;
a tray comprising a flat bearing surface, a plurality of through holes vertically cut through said bearing surface near a front side thereof and affixed to an opposing bottom surface of said wooden cabinet by fifth fastening members, an upright locating plate with multiple through holes located at an opposing rear side of said bearing surface and affixed to a bottom edge of a rear of said wooden cabinet by sixth fastening members, two side flanges respectively downwardly extended along opposing left and right sides of said bearing surface, at least one locating notch located at the said rear side of said bearing surface, and a plurality of through holes symmetrically located at a front side relative to said side flanges and affixed to said bottom surface of said wooden cabinet and to left and right latch devices by seventh fastening members;
said left and right latch devices respectively mounted at two opposing left and right sides of said tray and respectively fastenable to opposing left and right sides of a lower sliding rail assembly; and
said lower sliding rail assembly coupled with said tray for allowing said tray to slide back and forth thereon, said lower sliding rail assembly comprising a sliding rail holder affixed to an inner bottom surface of said cabinet housing by eighth fastening member, an inner bracket axially movable in and out of said sliding rail holder and a bottom locating frame affixed to a top side of said inner bracket above said sliding rail holder and movable with said inner bracket back and forth relative to said sliding rail holder, said bottom locating frame comprising at least one stop plate located on a top surface near a rear end thereof which engages into said at least one locating notch at said bearing surface of said tray to stop said tray from backward displacement and two retaining grooves respectively located on two opposite sidewalls for engagement of said left and right latch devices.

US Pat. No. 10,129,966

BACKLIGHT MODULE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a backlight module body; and
a conductive light-shielding adhesive configured for bonding the backlight module body and a display panel, wherein
the backlight module body is provided with a connecting wire for electrically connecting with a display panel circuit board provided on the display panel, and the display panel circuit board is provided with a ground terminal thereon, so that static electricity on the display panel is able to flow into the ground terminal through the conductive light-shielding adhesive, the backlight module body and the display panel circuit board, and
wherein
the backlight module body comprises a light bar circuit board, and
the conductive light-shielding adhesive is boded with the light bar circuit, wherein the light bar circuit board is provided with a copper leakage thereon, and the copper leakage is bonded with the conductive light-shielding adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,129,945

MODULAR LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A modular gateway for controlling illumination of a luminaire, comprising:a power module;
a communication module; and,
a control module, wherein
the modular gateway is configured to control at least one of a dimming level and a dimming protocol of the luminaire,
each of the power module, the communication module, and the control module is replaceable in the modular gateway,
each of the power module, the communication module, and the control module is hot swappable,
the power module includes a first recognition unit in data communication with the communication module and the control module includes a second recognition unit in data communication with the communication module, and
the power module and the control module are configured to recognize each other via the communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,129,886

CONTROL METHOD OF FREQUENCY BAND SWITCHING AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:wireless communication circuitry, which in operation, communicates in two or more frequency bands;
timeout value setting circuitry, which in operation, sets a timeout value used in switching a frequency band used in communication, based on at least one change in a communication state;
switching control circuitry, which in operation, performs:
(i) a switching setup sequence during communication in a first frequency band among the two or more frequency bands, wherein the switching setup sequence includes transmitting the timeout value used in switching to communication in a second frequency band among the two or more frequency bands to a peer wireless station, using the first frequency band which is being used for communication,
(ii) switching to the second frequency band after the timeout value elapsed from an end of the switching setup sequence,
wherein, when the timeout value is greater than a first predetermined time and a remaining time until the timeout value elapses is less than the first predetermined time, a dummy frame having an individual address to the peer station is transmitted, a countdown indicating the elapse of the timeout value is reset and the countdown is restarted after the transmission of the dummy frame succeeds.

US Pat. No. 10,129,846

INFORMATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION THAT REQUIRES TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. An information analysis system comprising:a plurality of transmitters; and
a receiver;
wherein each of the plurality of transmitters includes:
an inputting processor that inputs detected information,
a multiplexor that generates an information sequence including the detected information that has been input to the inputting processor and time information that corresponds to the detected information,
a transmitting processor that transmits the information sequence generated by the multiplexor, and
an acquiring processor that acquires time information generated based on a signal from the outside,
wherein, when the acquiring processor acquires the time information, the acquiring processor outputs the time information to the multiplexor,
and, when the acquiring processor fails to acquire the time information, the acquiring processor outputs time information that is generated by updating already-acquired time information to the multiplexor,
wherein the receiver includes:
receiving processor that receives respective information sequences from the plurality of transmitters, and
a processor that analyzes, based on time information included in the plurality of information sequences received by the receiving processor, detected information included in the plurality of information sequences,
wherein each of the plurality of transmitters further includes an imaging device, and
wherein the detected information is image data imaged by the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,129,811

MULTI-RAT HETEROGENOUS CARRIER AGGREGATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A network node for facilitating data transfer, comprising:a routing layer configured to receive network link capacity information;
a first radio interface operating on a first radio access technology and in communication with the routing layer; and
a second radio interface operating on a second radio access technology and in communication with the routing layer,
wherein the routing layer is between the first radio interface and a third virtual radio interface, and between the second radio interface and the third virtual radio interface, and
wherein the routing layer is configured to receive packets directed to the third virtual radio interface and route the packets to one or both of the first and the second radio interfaces to provide throughput at the third virtual radio interface that is greater than throughput available via either the first or the second radio interfaces independently.

US Pat. No. 10,129,377

INTEGRATED STRUCTURE INCLUDING IMAGE CAPTURE AND DEPTH SENSING COMPONENTS

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A handheld device comprising:an image capture subsystem comprising:
an image capture light source operable to emit visible light; and
an image capture camera operable to capture an image of a scene illuminated by the visible light emitted by the image capture light source;
a depth sensing subsystem comprising:
a depth light source operable to emit infrared light; and
a depth camera operable to capture reflected infrared light after reflecting off objects in the scene, the reflected infrared light including at least some of the infrared light emitted from the depth light source;
wherein the image capture light source, the depth light source, and the depth camera are housed in a single integrated structure including a single transparent panel through which the visible light and the infrared light are propagated onto the scene, and through which the depth camera receives the reflected infrared light propagated from the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,129,193

IDENTIFYING RELEVANT CONTENT CONTAINED IN MESSAGE STREAMS THAT APPEAR TO BE IRRELEVANT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:determining a first level of relevance, to at least one interest of a user, of content within a topic message within a message stream, wherein the at least one interest of the user is determined, at least in part, based on activity of the user pertaining to searching the Internet, wherein the topic message is an initial message in the message stream comprising the topic message and a plurality of reply messages, the message stream indicating parent/child relationships among the topic message and the plurality of reply messages;
responsive to determining that the first level of relevance, to the at least one interest of the user, of the content within the topic message is below a threshold value:
processing each of the plurality of reply messages within the message stream using natural language processing performed by a processor and determining, for each of the reply messages, a respective second level of relevance of the reply message to the at least one interest of the user; and
for each of the reply messages for which the respective second level of relevance is equal to or above the threshold value, presenting an alert to bring an attention of the user to the reply message.

US Pat. No. 10,127,354

BIOINFORMATIC PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intertrust Technologies C...

1. A method for performing trusted computations on genomic data performed by a distributed computing system comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform the method, the method comprising:receiving first policy information from a stakeholder system articulating one or more first requirements associated with computational results generated using a genomic data set;
receiving a first request from a user system to perform a computation by the distributed computer system, the first request comprising a first set of one or more pieces of identification information, the computation comprising analyzing a genomic data set to determine a particular genomic feature of the genomic data set;
determining, based on the first set of one or more pieces of identification information, that a result of a prior computation using the first set of one or more pieces of identification information is not stored in a persistent storage associated with the distributed computing system;
storing information associated with the first set of one or more pieces of identification information in the persistent storage;
generating, based on the first set of one or more pieces of identification information, a result of the computation using the genomic data set;
associating the result of the computation with the first policy information;
storing the result of the computation and the associated first policy information in the persistent storage;
sending the result of the computation to the user system:
receiving a second request to perform the computation by a computational module of the distributed computing system using the genomic data set, the second request comprising the first set of one or more pieces of identification information;
determining, based on the first set of one or more pieces of identification information, that the result of the computation is stored in the persistent storage;
accessing the result of the computation from the persistent storage;
determining, based on the first policy information associated with the result of the computation, that the first policy information does not permit sending the result of the computation to the system associated with the second request; and
preventing the result of the computation from being sent to the system associated with the second request.

US Pat. No. 10,127,092

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

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for monitoring a message transmission frequency in a robot operating system to reduce program debugging cost or improve monitoring efficiency, comprising:writing to-be-transmitted messages into a pre-allocated memory;
obtaining time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory, and recording the time points in a preset time point list;
determining a message transmission frequency within a preset time interval based on the time points in the time point list;
comparing the message transmission frequency with a preset message transmission frequency threshold; and
generating monitoring information based on a comparing result,
wherein the determining the message transmission frequency within the preset time interval based on the time points in the time point list comprises:
counting a number of the time points in the time point list within the preset time interval, and determining the number of the time points as a message transmission number; and
determining the message transmission frequency based on the message transmission number and the time points in the time point list,
the determining the message transmission frequency based on the message transmission number and the time points in the time point list comprises:
retrieving an earliest time point within the preset time interval from the time point list as a first message transmission time point;
retrieving a latest time point within the preset time interval from the time point list as a last message transmission time point; and
calculating the message transmission frequency in an equation of:

where T1 represents the first message transmission time point, Tn represents the last message transmission time point, n represents the message transmission number, wherein n is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2, and f represents the message transmission frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,126,131

AUTOMATED PHOTOVOLTAIC GEOSPATIAL LOCATION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for remotely verifying geographic coordinates of installed and operational photovoltaic cells and using the coordinates, the method comprising:during a first predetermined period of time, for a first array of photovoltaic cells, one or more microprocessors repeatedly identifying and recording one or more of: a voltage output, a power output, a current output, and a cell temperature of the first array of photovoltaic cells;
one or more microprocessors identifying and associating a time of day to the first predetermined period of time;
during a second predetermined period of time, for the first array of photovoltaic cells, one or more microprocessors repeatedly identifying and recording one or more of: a voltage output, a power output, a current output, and a cell temperature of the first array of photovoltaic cells;
one or more microprocessors identifying and associating a time of day to the second predetermined period of time;
one or more microprocessors using the recorded outputs and identified and associated time of day for the first period of time and the second period of time to determine the latitude and the longitude of the first array of photovoltaic cells; and
one or more of the microprocessors operating a photovoltaic module of the first array of photovoltaic cells using an operational setting determined using the determined latitude and longitude of the first array of photovoltaic cells.

US Pat. No. 10,124,130

DISPENSING DEVICE

Pfizer Limited, Sandwich...

1. A device for dispensing individual doses of powder from respective pockets of a carrier, the device including: an indexing mechanism for indexing the carrier between respective pockets, from an opened pocket to an unopened pocket; a first counter ring having an indication of unit counts on a first display surface, the first counter ring being rotatable about a counter axis; a second counter ring having an indication of tens counts on a second display surface, the second counter ring being rotatable about the counter axis; and an intermittent-motion mechanism for driving the second counter ring from the first counter ring and rotating the second counter ring between consecutive tens counts when the first counter ring rotates between two predetermined consecutive unit counts, the first counter ring being driven with the indexing mechanism,wherein the first display surface and the second display surface are planar and perpendicular to the counter axis.

US Pat. No. 10,129,973

VOLTAGE DIVIDER CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a plurality of resistors conductively coupled in a series with each other forming a series of resistors between input terminals that are configured to receive an input voltage across the input terminals, wherein at least one of the plurality of resistors comprises an external resistor that is disposed between sensing terminals, wherein the sensing terminals are configured to conduct an output voltage that is the input voltage divided by the plurality of resistors in the series;
an external electrostatic shield conductively coupled with the plurality of resistors such that the external resistor is disposed outside of the external electrostatic shield and a resistor or resistors in the series of resistors other than the external resistor are disposed inside the external electrostatic shield; and
one or more internal electrostatic shields disposed inside the external electrostatic shield with the resistor or the resistors in the series of resistors other than the external resistor disposed inside different shields of the external electrostatic shield and the one or more internal electrostatic shields.

US Pat. No. 10,126,800

ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE FOR CONTROLLING A DC/AC VOLTAGE CONVERTER

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An electronic architecture for the control of a d.c./a.c. voltage converter, said converter comprising a plurality of arms mounted in parallel, each arm comprising two controllable switching cells, in series and separated by a mid-point, the arms being paired in H-bridges, said architecture comprising:a main control unit, configured to communicate through a potential barrier with a remote control unit; and
a plurality of secondary control units, wherein each secondary control unit is dedicated to the control of a respective H-bridge, and comprises:
a processing unit for the processing of information received from the main control unit, and
a monitoring unit for the monitoring of the controllable switching cells of said H-bridge, wherein said monitoring unit is configured to modify the state of all or some of said switching cells of said H-bridge, at least on the basis of information received from the corresponding processing unit,
wherein the plurality of secondary control units are physically separate from each other, and also separate from the main control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,125,874

VALVES INCLUDING MULTIPLE SEATS AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Flowserve Management Comp...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a valve body having a fluid passage through the valve body, the valve body comprising a seat portion; and
a valve member disposed in a chamber of the valve body that is in communication with the fluid passage, the valve member being movable relative to the valve body, the valve member comprising:
a first seat comprising a metal material configured to contact and provide a seal between the seat portion of the valve body and the valve member to at least partially inhibit fluid flow through the fluid passage; and
a second seat comprising a metal material configured to contact and provide another seal between the seat portion of the valve body and the valve member to at least partially inhibit fluid flow through the fluid passage, the second seat configured to contact the seat portion of the valve body in a first position of the valve member, wherein the first seat is spaced from the seat portion of the valve body in the first position, the second seat defining an opening in the second seat configured to receive fluid in the opening, wherein a portion of the second seat is configured to deflect in a direction away from the valve member in response to a fluid pressure applied to the second seat by the fluid in the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,125,336

LUBRICATING SHAVING AID MEMBER

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A shaving aid member comprising a lubricating material, the lubricating material comprising:a. about 50% or more, by weight of the lubricating material, of a water soluble polymer having an average molecular weight of from about 100,000 to about 6,000,000, wherein said water soluble polymer comprises
i. a first polyethylene oxide having an average molecular weight of 300,000 in an amount of 29% to 32%, by weight of the lubricating material, and
ii. a second polyethylene oxide having an average molecular weight of 5,000,000 in an amount of from 19% to 22%, by weight of the lubricating material; and
b. from about 5% to about 10%, by weight of the lubricating material, of a copolymer of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide, wherein the copolymer of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide has an average molecular weight of from 12,000 to 13,000.

US Pat. No. 10,124,753

CHARGE TRANSFER DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED MANAGEMENT METHOD

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A management method for managing a charge transfer between at least one rechargeable battery of an electrical control device for an electric motor of an automotive vehicle and an exterior electric circuit outside said automotive vehicle, said electrical control device comprising:a voltage converter connected to the at least one rechargeable battery: and
an H-bridge voltage inverter connected to the voltage converter and to windings of phases of the electric motor, the windings of the phases of the electric motor not being connected together electrically,
wherein each of the windings of the phases of the electric motor comprise a midpoint positioned between two half-coils of the winding to balance current between the two half coils, and
wherein connection of the electrical control device to the exterior electric circuit outside the automotive vehicle comprises connection of the midpoints of the windings of the phases to predetermined terminals of the exterior electric circuit;
the management method comprising:
controlling the voltage converter and the H-bridge voltage inverter as a function of the charge transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,124,674

VEHICLE SAFETY DETECTING RING AND VEHICLE STEERING WHEEL

ScienBiziP Consulting (Sh...

1. A vehicle safety detecting ring comprising:a ring body configured to be mounted on a steering wheel, wherein a material of the ring body is a flexible material, the ring body is a hollow structure with an open, and cross sectional shape of the ring body is a C-type structure, so that the ring body is fitted on the steering wheel through the opening;
at least one detector located inside the ring body and being configured to detect information of a driver, the at least one detector detects a surface pressure applied on the ring body by the driver to determine whether the driver's hands leave the steering wheel exceeds a predetermined time and causes the vehicle to brake urgently;
a touching area defined on an outside surface of the ring body and connected with the at least one detector in the ring body to transmit the information of the driver to the at least one detector; and
an alarm inside the ring body, connected with the at least one detector and being configured to issue an alarm when the at least one detector detects an abnormal signal according to the detected information.

US Pat. No. 10,123,948

DENTAL COMPOSITION

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Dental cement composition comprising a polymerizable polyacidic polymer having repeating units in the polymer backbone, which are represented by the following formula (I), (II), and/or (III):
wherein
X represents O, S, or NR?, whereby R? represents a hydrogen atom or a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl group, C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, or C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl group,
Y represents a group of the following formula (IV)

wherein each of L1, L2, L3 and L4,
which are independent from each other represents a single bond, a straight or
branched C1-C6 alkylene group, a straight or branched C alkenylene, or a straight or branched C1-C20 alkylene group which includes 1 to 8 atoms selected from oxygen and sulfur atoms,
X? represents O, S, or NR?, whereby R? represents a hydrogen atom or a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl group, C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, or C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl group,
m is 0 to 3, and
n is 1 to 3, andwherein the dental cement composition further is a particulate glass comprising(a) 20-25% by weight of silica
(b) 20-25% by weight of alumina
(c) 18-21% by weight of CaO plus SrO
(d) 13-18% by weight of zinc oxide
(e) 14-18% by weight of P2O5
(f) 4-7% by weight of fluoride,
and wherein the content of Na2O is less than 1% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,129,995

CASE FOR DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A case for a display apparatus, the case comprising:a guide panel located at a rear of a display panel, and configured to support the display panel; and
a case top configured to enclose a front surface border and a lateral surface of the display panel,
wherein the guide panel includes a guide protrusion at an outer surface,
wherein the case top includes a guide groove in which the guide protrusion is located, the guide protrusion being provided at a corner portion of the guide panel, and
wherein the guide panel includes:
a guide panel body portion including a coupling groove incised from a front surface to a back surface at a corner portion where lateral surfaces meet; and
a guide panel corner portion including the guide protrusion and a coupling protrusion, the coupling protrusion being inserted into the coupling groove to couple the guide panel corner portion to the guide panel body portion in an interference fit manner.

US Pat. No. 10,129,397

INBOUND CALLS TO INTELLIGENT CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT MEDIA AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. An inbound call system for handling inbound calls to inmate media and/or communications devices, the system comprising:an inbound inmate call server configured to route a non-inmate inbound call to an inmate media and/or communications device; and
the inmate media and/or communications device configured to:
confirm that the non-inmate is associated with an address identifier of the inmate media and/or communications device the non-inmate is calling;
receive, via the inmate media and/or communications device, data for verifying authentication of an inmate operating the inmate media and/or communications device;
verify authentication of the inmate operating the inmate media and/or communications device using the data; and
verify that the inmate operating the inmate media and/or communications device is associated with the address identifier of the inmate media and/or communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,128,312

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A non-volatile memory device, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode spaced apart from each other;
a selection element layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, which is disposed closer to the second electrode than to the first electrode, and which includes a first chalcogenide layer, a second chalcogenide layer, the first chalcogenide layer including a first chalcogenide material, and the second chalcogenide layer including a second chalcogenide material; and
a memory layer between the first electrode and the selection element layer, which includes a third chalcogenide material which is different from the first and second chalcogenide materials; and
wherein the selection element layer includes an insertion insulating layer between the first chalcogenide layer and the second chalcogenide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,125,956

RADIALLY ADJUSTABLE LANDSCAPE LIGHT FIXTURE MOUNT

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A radially adjustable landscape light fixture mount, comprising:a mounting plate comprising a plurality of teeth on an outer surface of the mounting plate, a female threaded portion configured to receive a male threaded portion of a light fixture, and an extended portion extending from a bottom side of the mounting plate; and
a mounting stake for positioning a light fixture in a landscape comprising;
a top portion having a recess configured for receiving the mounting plate, the mounting plate being separate and removable from the mounting stake;
a tab located on an inner portion of the recess, the tab engaging with the teeth of the mounting plate when the mounting plate is positioned within the recess, the tab configured to allow for incremental adjustment of a radial position of the mounting plate; and
a locking lever hingedly coupled to the top portion and having an open position and a closed position, the locking lever comprising;
a locking portion, wherein the locking portion engages with one or more teeth of the plurality of teeth to fix a radial position of the mounting plate when the mounting plate is positioned within the recess and the locking lever is in the closed position; and
a locking tab configured to selectively fix and un-fix the locking lever in the closed position;
wherein the light fixture mount is further configured such that inserting the mounting plate into the recess establishes a longitudinal and latitudinal position of the mounting plate relative to the mounting stake, the mounting plate being rotatable in place within the recess to provide incremental adjustment until the locking lever is fixed in the closed position, and wherein the mounting stake is configured to receive the extended portion of the mounting plate to provide axial stability to the mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,125,309

PHOTOCHROMIC COMPOSITION

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A photochromic composition comprising:(A) a polyrotaxane having a composite molecular structure comprising an axial molecule and a plurality of cyclic molecules clathrating the axial molecule; and
(B) a photochromic compound, which is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a fulgide compound, a spirooxazine compound, and a chromene compound.

US Pat. No. 10,124,393

CAN BODY TAKE-AWAY MECHANISM FOR VERTICAL BODYMAKER

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A can body take-away assembly for a can bodymaker with a vertically oriented, reciprocating, elongated ram assembly and a domer, said ram assembly reciprocating over a generally vertical path and moving between a retracted, lower first position and an extended, upper second position. said ram assembly supporting a can body when in said second position, said take-away assembly comprising:a drive assembly including a motor and a support member;
said drive assembly motor operatively coupled to said support member and structured to move said drive assembly support member in a generally horizontal direction;
a can body transport assembly including a number of gripping assemblies, each gripping assembly coupled to said drive assembly support member, each gripping assembly including a number of pairs of opposed gripping members sized to grip a can;
said gripping assemblies structured to travel across the path of said rain assembly and to selectively grip a can body;
said gripping assembly includes a number of pairs of opposed, resilient elongated members, said pairs of elongated members including a first set of elongated members and a second set of elongated members;
said first set of elongated members disposed on a first base member;
said second set of elongated members disposed on a second base member;
said first base member movably selectively coupled to said support member;
said second base member fixed to said support member; and
wherein said first base member is selectively positioned in one of a first position, wherein said first base member has a first spacing from said second base member or a second position, wherein said first base member has a second spacing from said second base member.

US Pat. No. 10,123,610

FORCE-SENSING TOOTHBRUSH

THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC,...

1. A toothbrush comprising:a handle having a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and an internal chamber disposed between the first and second ends;
a head coupled to the first end of the handle, the head including a plurality of cleaning elements;
a neck extending between the head and the handle;
a spring motor disposed in the internal chamber;
a timer disposed in the internal chamber, the timer being in operative communication with the spring motor;
a force sensor structured and configured to detect a user-applied force exceeding a predetermined threshold force and to cause an activation of at least one of an audible signal and a tactile signal indicating that the force applied by a user exceeds the threshold force;
a manual winder comprising an end cap coupled to and movable relative to the first end of the handle;
wherein the end cap is structured and configured to be manually moved, by a user, to energize the motor and activate the timer for a set period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,129,967

INNER STATIC ELECTRICITY ELIMINATING CONTROL VALVE FOR ORGANIC SOLVENT DELIVERY PIPELINES

MARKETECH INTERNATIONAL C...

1. An inner static electricity eliminating control valve for installation onto or connection to an organic solvent delivery pipeline and for eliminating inner static electricity generated by an organic solvent inside the organic solvent delivery pipeline, the inner static electricity eliminating control valve comprising:a valve casing having a pipeline connection portion adapted to be installed on and connected to the organic solvent delivery pipeline;
a main valve chamber positioned within said valve casing, wherein one side of said main valve chamber communicates with the pipeline connection portion such that the organic solvent can pass through the pipeline connection portion and introduced into the main valve chamber;
a pneumatic actuator positioned on another side of said main valve chamber, said pneumatic actuator having a pressure applying portion towards the main valve chamber, said pressure applying portion adapted to periodically generate pressure towards the organic solvent inside said main valve chamber;
a subsidiary valve chamber positioned inside said valve casing and separated from said main valve chamber by a separating wall;
a check valve located between said main valve chamber and said subsidiary valve chamber, wherein a checking direction of said check valve is set to allow a only one-way flow of the organic solvent from said main valve chamber towards said subsidiary valve chamber;
a static electricity export mechanism positioned on one side of said subsidiary valve chamber, said static electricity export mechanism having a static electricity export head located inside said subsidiary valve chamber and a static electricity conduction wire connected to said metal static electricity export head and extending out of said valve casing, wherein an outwardly extending end of said static electricity conduction wire has a grounding portion; and
a solvent export portion positioned on one side of said subsidiary valve chamber and spaced from said static electricity export mechanism, said solvent export portion adapted to release and export excessive organic solvent inside said subsidiary valve chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,129,853

OPERATING A MOTION DETECTION CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

1. A wireless network method comprising:by operation of a modem of a first wireless network device, communicating wireless network traffic on a first subset of wireless communication channels in a wireless communication network;
by operation of the modem of the first wireless network device, receiving motion detection signals transmitted through a space by a second wireless network device, the motion detection signals received on a second subset of wireless communication channels, the motion detection signals transmitted by the second wireless network device each comprising control data and a motion probe, each motion probe comprising a reference signal or a beacon signal;
communicating the wireless network traffic and receiving the motion detection signals in parallel;
processing the motion detection signals to detect motion of an object in the space; and
by operation of the modem of the first wireless network device, detecting motion of the object in the space by comparing the motion probes from the respective motion detection signals.

US Pat. No. 10,129,587

FAST SWITCHING OF SYNCHRONIZED MEDIA USING TIME-STAMP MANAGEMENT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A system, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
obtain a video stream associated with a plurality of audio streams, the audio streams being time synchronized to the video stream;
decode the video stream; and
while the video stream is being continuously decoded:
concurrently perform time-stamp management on each of the audio streams;
decode portions of a selected subset of the audio streams having a first presentation time stamp, with portions of at least one of the audio streams having the first presentation time stamp being excluded from the selected subset and remaining undecoded; and
discard, from a buffer, the portions having the first presentation time stamp of the at least one of the audio streams that remain undecoded;
obtain a selection of a second subset of the audio streams; and
switch decoding from the selected subset to the second subset by:
decoding a first portion of the selected subset of the audio streams having a second presentation time stamp, and discarding without decoding a first portion of the second subset of the audio streams having the second presentation time stamp, each of the first portion of the selected subset of the audio streams and the first portion of the second subset of the audio streams synchronized to a first portion of the video stream, and
decoding a second portion of the second subset of the audio streams having a third presentation time stamp subsequent to the second presentation time stamp, and discarding without decoding a second portion of the selected subset of the audio streams having the second presentation time stamp, each of the second portion of the selected subset of the audio streams and the second portion of the second subset of the audio streams synchronized to a second portion of the video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,129,251

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING LIVELINESS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for verifying a video presence, comprising:receiving, at a computing device of an identity provider, an authentication request initially sent from a requester to access an account managed by a relying party, different from the identity provider;
retrieving, from the authentication request, at least a first portion of a video stream feed, to the computing device, the first portion of video stream feed portraying a face of the requester and operating at a first refresh rate;
extracting the face of the requester from the first portion of the video stream feed;
providing a directive to the requester soliciting a corresponding gesture so that the requester receives an instruction to transition to the corresponding gesture;
receiving a second portion of the video stream feed portraying a response gesture from the requester reacting to the instruction to perform the corresponding gesture, the second portion of the video stream operating at a second refresh rate that is sufficiently higher than the first refresh rate to encode a transition from before the corresponding gesture to the corresponding gesture, and
in response to determining that the response gesture matches the corresponding gesture being solicited, establishing a biometric identity for the requester at the identity provider by storing, at the identity provider, data encoding the extracted face of the requester.

US Pat. No. 10,128,554

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, OPTICAL MODULE, AND TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a first dielectric layer;
a first signal line extending inside the first dielectric layer;
a first ground conductor layer disposed on a front surface of the first dielectric layer and having a through hole;
a second ground conductor layer disposed on a rear surface of the first dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer disposed on a side of the first ground conductor layer, opposite from the first signal line;
a second signal line disposed on the side of the first ground conductor layer, opposite from the first signal line at least via the second dielectric layer;
a signal via extending in the through hole, for electrically connecting the first signal line and the second signal line and for being electrically cut off from the first ground conductor layer; and
a plurality of ground vias formed surrounding the signal via and extending through the first dielectric layer, for electrically connecting the first ground conductor layer and the second ground conductor layer,
wherein the plurality of ground vias include a plurality of first ground vias formed at a plurality of respective first points, and a plurality of second ground vias formed at a plurality of respective second points,
wherein the plurality of first points are placed on a line and at least at all respective vertexes of a first polygon in a plan view, the first polygon containing the signal via inside thereof,
wherein the plurality of second points are placed on a line and at least at all respective vertexes of a second polygon in a plan view, the second polygon containing the first polygon on or inside a side thereof, and
wherein when it is assumed that, in a case the plurality of ground vias are arranged in an equilateral triangular lattice, an equilateral triangular lattice spacing with a frequency corresponding to an electronic signal transmitted as a cutoff frequency is defined as a first distance,
distances between the respective adjacent first points among the plurality of first points are all equal to or shorter than the first distance,
distances between the respective adjacent second points among the plurality of second points are all equal to or shorter than the first distance,
at least one of the plurality of second points is placed within the first distance from each of the adjacent first points making a pair,
no via connected to a potential other than a ground potential is formed in an area outside the signal via and inside the second polygon, and
no ground via is formed outside the second polygon within the first distance from the second polygon.

US Pat. No. 10,128,414

CHIP SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH JOINING GROOVES IN LENS INSERT

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A chip substrate comprising:a plurality of conductive layers arranged horizontally;
a plurality of insulation layers arranged alternately with said plurality of conductive layers and electrically separating said plurality of conductive layers from one another;
a lens insert depressed from an upper surface of the chip substrate, the lens insert having a shape of a polygon whose corners are convex arc-shaped;
a cavity reaching down to a predetermined depth at an area including at least a part of said plurality of insulation layers within said lens insert; and
a plurality of joining grooves formed on a surface of said lens insert.

US Pat. No. 10,128,063

KEYSWITCH

DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHO...

1. A keyswitch, comprising:a keycap;
a base, disposed under the keycap and comprising a boss extending toward the keycap; and
a combination of springs, disposed between the keycap and the base, the combination of springs comprising a first spring and a second spring connected with the first spring in series, so that when the keycap receives a pressing force to move from an initial position toward the base, the keycap transfers the pressing force to the combination of springs, and the pressing force is then transferred to the base through the first spring and the second spring in order, an outer diameter of the boss being less than a coil inner diameter of the second spring, the outer diameter of the boss being larger than a coil inner diameter of the first spring, the second spring being sleeved on the boss and comprising a plurality of elastic coils;wherein when the keycap moves from the initial position toward the base beyond a transition position, the second spring is fully compressed to be solid such that a height of the compressed spring reaches a corresponding solid height, a lower end of the first spring abuts against the boss, the first spring is not fully compressed and remains elastically deformable as the keycap moves toward the base further, and the plurality of elastic coils substantially stack vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,127,453

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AN EVENT AND DETERMINING WHETHER THE EVENT IS A PARTICULAR TYPE OF EVENT

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a device and from one or more other devices, one or more images that depict one or more events occurring at a location,
the one or more other devices including a digital video camera;
detecting, by the device, an event of the one or more events depicted in the one or more images;
determining, by the device, a first score that indicates a first likelihood that the event is an anomalous event,
the first score being based on first data,
the first data comprising data from:
the one or more other devices,
a historical data server device, associated with the device, that stores historical data, and
a social media data server device, associated with the device, that stores social media data,
 the social media data comprising data related to at least one of:
 one or more social media posts, or
 one or more social media messages;
processing, by the device, second data received from the one or more other devices,
the second data being associated with another event, and
the second data comprising data from an external data server device that is external to the device;
determining, based on processing the second data, whether one or more first terms associated with the other event match one or more second terms associated with the event;
determining, by the device and based on determining that the one or more first terms match the one or more second terms, a second score that indicates a similarity between the event and the other event;
determining, by the device, a third score based on the first score and the second score,
the first score being updated, based on the second score, to generate the third score, and
the third score indicating a second likelihood that the event is the anomalous event; and
performing, by the device, an action based on the third score,
performing the action comprising:
transmitting a report to a wearable device.

US Pat. No. 10,127,093

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

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for monitoring a message transmission frequency in a robot operating system to reduce program debugging cost or improve monitoring efficiency, comprising:writing to-be-transmitted messages into a pre-allocated memory;
obtaining time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory, and recording the time points in a preset time point list;
determining a message transmission frequency within a preset time interval based on the time points in the time point list;
comparing the message transmission frequency with a preset message transmission frequency threshold; and
generating monitoring information based on a comparing result,
wherein the monitoring information comprises a monitoring level, and
the comparing the message transmission frequency with the preset message transmission frequency threshold, and generating the monitoring information based on the comparing result comprises:
generating the monitoring information at a first monitoring level, if the message transmission frequency is above a first preset message transmission frequency threshold and below a second preset message transmission frequency threshold;
generating the monitoring information at a second monitoring level, if the message transmission frequency is above the second preset message transmission frequency threshold and below a third preset message transmission frequency threshold; and
generating the monitoring information at a third monitoring level, if the message transmission frequency is below the first preset message transmission frequency threshold or above the third preset message transmission frequency threshold; and
determining a message transmission state based on the monitoring information.

US Pat. No. 10,124,648

VEHICLE OPERATING SYSTEM USING MOTION CAPTURE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A vehicle operating system for operating a vehicle including a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers, the vehicle operating system comprising:camera devices for capturing at least one of images of gestures of the driver and images of gestures of a passenger;
a processing device configured to:
control the camera devices to capture gesture action images of multiple of users in the vehicle simultaneously or substantially simultaneously, the multiple users including a first user and second user, wherein a first action image of the first user and a second action image of the second user are captured simultaneously or substantially simultaneously,
convert the captured gesture action images into corresponding operating signals such that the first action image is converted into a first operation signal and the second action image is converted into a second operation signal;
determine the first operational signal is from a gesture by the first user and determine the second operational signal is from a gesture by the second user, the first and second operational signals both for operating a same component of the vehicle,
determine whether the first operation signal is consistent with the second operation signal, and
send out the first operational signal and second operation signal as operating signals in an order such that the second operation signal is sent before the first operational signal in response to the determination that first operation signal is consistent with the second operation signal; and
an execution device configured to receive the operating signals sent by the processing device, and to execute operations corresponding to the operating signals.

US Pat. No. 10,124,514

RESIN MOLDING MOLD

TANAZAWA HAKKOSHA CO., LT...

1. An embossed resin molding mold having a plurality of gloss adjusting convex portions for use in molding a resin molded product having embossing, comprising:a molding mold; and
a buffer layer that is formed on a mold surface of the molding mold, and that comprises a mixture of a thermosetting resin; and fine particles having substantially spherical shapes,
wherein the fine particles have a bulk specific gravity ranging from 0.4 g/ml to 0.9 g/ml, and a particle size ranging from 1.0 ?m to 15 ?m and that is random, and
wherein an exposed surface of the buffer layer has formed thereon a plurality of gloss adjusting convex portions having substantially spherical shapes that are derived from the fine particles wherein the buffer layer has a thickness that ranges from 1 ?m to 20 ?m, and that is larger than the particle size of the fine particles.

US Pat. No. 10,130,004

NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising:a shelf comprising a front end, a rear end, a side surface, a top, a bottom, a first accommodation area, a second accommodation area, a first channel, a second channel, a third channel, and a ventilation opening, the first accommodation area being closer to the front end than the rear end, the second accommodation area being closer to the rear end than the front end, the first channel and the second channel being separately located on two sides of the second accommodation area, the first channel and the second channel both being physically isolated from the first accommodation area and the second accommodation area, the ventilation opening being disposed on the side surface closer to the bottom than the top, and the ventilation opening enabling the second accommodation area to draw air from outside of the shelf;
multiple front board modules disposed in the first accommodation area;
multiple rear board modules disposed in the second accommodation area, the multiple front board modules and the multiple rear board modules being electrically connected and distributed in the shelf in an orthogonal manner with respect to each other, the third channel being disposed between two adjacent rear board modules, and the first channel being located between the ventilation opening and the rear board module;
a first fan disposed at the rear end and facing the third channel, a first airflow sequentially passing from the front end of the shelf, through the first accommodation area, through the third channel, and to the first fan to form a first heat dissipation channel for heat dissipation of the multiple front board modules; and
a second fan disposed at the rear end of the shelf and facing the second channel, a second airflow from outside of the shelf entering the first channel via the ventilation opening and sequentially passing through the second accommodation area, through the second channel, and to the second fan to form a second heat dissipation channel for heat dissipation of the multiple rear hoard modules, and the first heat dissipation channel and the second heat dissipation channel bring physically independent of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,129,999

SLAM LATCH

International Business Ma...

6. A latch comprising: a front portion comprising a proximal upper support; a frame attached to the front portion, the frame comprising: a distal upper support; and a middle lower support forward of the distal upper support and backward of the proximal upper support; 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, wherein the retaining screw comprises a middle shoulder portion spaced from a head portion such that tightening the head portion against the middle lower support causes the middle shoulder portion to tighten against the distal upper support; a catch that engages a retaining hook on a rack that supports a piece of equipment to hold the piece of equipment in the rack; and a plurality of L-shaped retaining members on a side of the latch for engaging corresponding slots on the piece of equipment to which the latch is attached, wherein when the plurality of L-shaped retaining members engage the corresponding slots on the piece of equipment, at least one hole in the frame aligns with a threaded portion of a hole in the piece of equipment so the latch can be attached to the piece of equipment using one or more screws.

US Pat. No. 10,129,996

HIGH-PRESSURE CARD LOCKS FOR MAXIMIZING HEAT TRANSFER FROM ELECTRONICS CARDS TO CARD CAGES

Creare LLC, Hanover, NH ...

1. A card lock for locking an electronics card into a card cage, the card lock comprising:a first wedge that tapers in thickness from a first end to a second end;
a second wedge that tapers in thickness from a third end to a fourth end, wherein the second wedge is located so that the third end is located proximate to the second end of the first wedge; and
a locking mechanism that includes:
a fixed portion fixedly secured to the first wedge at the second end of the first wedge; and
a pusher engaged with each of the fixed portion and the second wedge, the pusher designed and configured to act against the fixed portion to push the second wedge along the first wedge so as to expand the card lock;
wherein:
each of the first and second wedges has a taper in a range of 1° to 3°;
the first wedge includes a first inclined face and the second wedge includes a second inclined face engaging the first inclined face in sliding contact at a frictional interface having a friction coefficient of 0.1 or less; and
the friction coefficient and the taper contribute to the card lock having a force multiplier of at least 6 as between a compressive force applied by the pusher to the second wedge and a compressive force applied by the first and second wedges to a card-lock channel of an electronics card cage.

US Pat. No. 10,129,872

MISDETECTION OF FRACTIONAL CHANNEL RESERVING SIGNALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:detecting, by a transmitter, a successful extended clear channel assessment (ECCA) check on at least one carrier utilizing a contention-based radio frequency spectrum, wherein the successful ECCA check occurs prior to a boundary of one of: a subframe, slot, or symbol, of one of: a current subframe, a current slot, or a current symbol;
transmitting, by the transmitter, a fractional channel reserving signal between the successful ECCA check and the boundary of the one of a subframe, slot, or symbol of the one of the current subframe, the current slot, or the current symbol on the at least one carrier, wherein the fractional channel reserving signal is generated using a first sequence; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, a channel reserving signal beginning at a subsequent one of a subframe, slot, or symbol after the one of the current subframe, the current slot, or the current symbol on the at least one carrier, wherein the channel reserving signal is generated using a second sequence different from the first sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,129,329

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEADLOCK AVOIDANCE

Cray Inc., Seattle, WA (...

1. A computer-implemented method for deadlock avoidance in a parallel-processor system, wherein the parallel-processor system includes a plurality of network nodes, wherein each one of the plurality of network nodes includes a node buffer, a processor and local memory, and a deadlock-avoidance (DLA) engine, wherein the plurality of network nodes includes a first network node having a first node buffer, a second network node having a second node buffer, and a third network node having a third node buffer, wherein each one of the plurality of network nodes is operatively coupled to a plurality of other network nodes over a network, and wherein at least one software process executes on the respective processor of each one of the plurality of network nodes, the method comprising:receiving, in the first network node, a first allocation command from a first application software process executing in the processor of the first network node to reserve a first space in the first node buffer for communication between the first application software process executing in the processor of the first network node and other application software processes executing in processors of other network nodes,
reserving the first space for use by the first application software process,
entering a first remote memory access (RMA) request from the first application software process into the first node buffer,
performing a first RMA operation by sending the first RMA request over the network to the second network node, and communicating data between the second network node and the first network node based on the first RMA request,
removing the first RMA request from the first node buffer,
un-reserving the first space in the node buffer of the first network node;
receiving, in the first network node, a second allocation command from a second application software process executing in the processor of the first network node, to reserve a second space in the first node buffer for communication between the second application software process executing in the processor of the first network node and other application software processes executing in processors of other network nodes,
reserving the second space for use by the second application software process,
entering a second RMA request from the second application software process into the first node buffer,
performing a second RMA operation by sending the second RMA request over the network to the third network node, and communicating data between the third network node and the first network node based on the second RMA request,
removing the second RMA request from the first node buffer, and
un-reserving of the second space in the node buffer of the first network node.

US Pat. No. 10,127,464

SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE TO DETECT AND WARN OF A POTENTIAL COLLISION

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

10. A system mountable in a vehicle to provide object detection in the vicinity of the vehicle, the system including a camera operatively attached to a processor, wherein the camera is mounted externally at the rear of the vehicle, wherein the field of view of the camera is substantially in the forward direction of travel of the vehicle along a side of the vehicle; the system operable to:capture a plurality of image frames with the camera;
determine a yaw rate of the vehicle using a yaw sensor;
select respective portions of the image frames based on an analysis of collected data indicative of a potential blind spot and based on the yaw rate of the vehicle;
process the selected respective portions of the image frames to detect an obstruction; and
detect an object imaged in the selected portions of the image frames.

US Pat. No. 10,127,040

PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING MEMORY ACCESS AND COMPUTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOST MATRIX OPERATIONS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A processor, comprising:a host interaction circuit;
an instruction control circuit that includes a memory access instruction circuit and a computing instruction circuit;
an off-chip memory;
an on-chip cache; and
an array processing circuit;
the instruction control circuit being configured to:
generate a series of memory access instructions;
control execution of the memory access instructions; and
send a first notification signal to the computing instruction circuit each time an operation of reading a matrix sub-block to be processed from the off-chip memory to the on-chip cache is accomplished by using a memory access instruction;
the computing instruction circuit being configured to:
generate a series of computing instructions;
control execution of the computing instructions; and
execute a computing instruction in response to the first notification signal to control the array processing circuit to perform a matrix operation sequentially on matrix sub-blocks which have been read in the on-chip cache;
the host interaction circuit being configured to exchange data and instructions with a host connected with the processor, the exchanged data having a granularity of a matrix;
the off-chip memory being configured to store a matrix on which the matrix operation is to be executed, the stored matrix received from the host; and
the instruction control circuit being configured to convert an external instruction received from the host to the series of memory access instructions and the series of computing instructions and execute the converted instructions, the external instruction comprising a matrix operation instruction, the memory access instructions being used to control the off-chip memory and the on-chip cache to exchange data therebetween with a granularity of a matrix sub-block, and the computing instructions being used to control the array processing circuit to perform the matrix operation on matrix sub-blocks in the on-chip cache.
US Pat. No. 10,125,237

HEAT RADIATION SHEET AND HEAT RADIATION DEVICE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A heat radiation sheet, wherein anisotropic graphite powder is oriented into a specified direction in a binder component comprising each of: (A) a thermoplastic rubber component selected from the group consisting of an acrylic rubber, ethylene-propylene rubber, butyl rubber, styrene butadiene rubber and NBR; (B) an uncured thermosetting rubber component including both (a) a carboxyl-group-modified solid synthetic rubber that is a solid at normal temperature and has a weight-average molecular weight within the range of 150,000 to 500,000, and (b) a carboxyl-group-modified liquid synthetic rubber that is a liquid at normal temperature and has a weight-average molecular weight within the range of 30,000 to 90,000; and (C) a thermosetting rubber curing agent, which is an epoxy-group-containing compound configured to be reacted with the uncured thermosetting rubber component (B), wherein the orientation in the specified direction is an orientation in the thickness direction of the heat radiation sheet, and wherein the uncured thermosetting rubber component (B) is capable of being cured by the thermosetting rubber curing agent (C) to form a cured composition.

US Pat. No. 10,129,975

LIQUID METAL INTERFACES FOR FLEXIBLE AND RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONICS

The United States of Amer...

1. A reconfigurable electronic component comprisinga channel having a first end, a second end, and outer walls surrounding a lumen;
a predetermined amount of a liquid phosphonic acid within the lumen; and
a predetermined amount of a liquid metal within the lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,129,937

CONTROLLING FLICKER CAUSED BY MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a luminaire comprising:
a first light emitter comprising a first light emission matrix configured to output a first light from the first emission matrix;
a second light emitter comprising a second light emission matrix configured to output a second light from the second light emission matrix,
wherein the first light emitter is oriented with the second light emitter such that an available output region of the second light emission matrix at least substantially overlaps an available output region of the first light emission matrix, and
a driver system coupled to the luminaire to control the first and the second light outputs generated by the first and second light emission matrices;
a processing system coupled to the driver system, wherein the processing system is configured to operate the first light emitter and the second light emitter via the driver system to implement functions, including functions to:
operate the first light emission matrix to output the first light via an output of the first light emitter;
operate the second light emission matrix to output the second light via an output of the second light emitter; and
during the operations of the first and second light emission matrices to output a combined light via the substantial overlap, to control the output of at least one of the first light or the second light to control flicker due to interaction of a portion of the first light from the first light emission matrix and a portion of the second light from the second light emission matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,129,927

BLE SCATTERNET SYSTEM AND METHOD

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A BLE (Bluetooth low energy) network comprising:a first piconet including a first master/scanner and a first group of slave/advertisers for transmitting wireless advertisements and for establishing wireless connections, respectively, with the first master/scanner; wherein each slave/advertiser in the first group can only establish a wireless connection with the first master/scanner;
circuitry in the first master/scanner for wireless scanning to detect an advertisement transmitted by a first slave/advertiser of the first group, transmitting a connection request in response to the detecting to the first slave/advertiser, and transmitting a schedule for subsequent advertisements after an initial advertisement by the first slave/advertiser to complete synchronization of the first master/scanner with the first slave/advertiser;
circuitry in the first slave/advertiser for transmitting the initial advertisement, receiving and accepting a resulting connection request, and establishing an association with the first master/scanner, after which the first slave/advertiser goes to sleep in a reduced-power mode, waking up and transmitting subsequent advertisements according to the schedule, and accepting resulting connection requests from the first master/scanner when data is available to be advertised, transmitting the available data to the first master/scanner, and going back to sleep;
circuitry in the first master/scanner for transmitting an advertisement containing aggregated data received from the first slave/advertiser to a second master/scanner;
a second piconet including the second master/scanner and a second group of low-power slave/advertisers for transmitting wireless advertisements and establishing wireless connections, respectively, with the second master/scanner, the second piconet also including circuitry in the second master/scanner for wireless scanning to detect an advertisement transmitted by a second slave/advertiser of the second group and transmitting a connection request in response to the detecting, and transmitting a schedule for subsequent advertisements after an initial advertisement by the second slave/advertiser; and circuitry in the second slave/advertiser for transmitting the initial advertisement, receiving and accepting a resulting connection request, establishing an association with the second master/scanner, and then causing the second slave/advertiser to go to sleep in a low-power mode, waking up and transmitting subsequent advertisements only according to the schedule, and accepting resulting connection requests from the second master/scanner when data is available to be advertised, transmitting the available data to the first master/scanner, and causing the second slave/advertiser to go back to sleep; and
circuitry in the second master/scanner for transmitting an advertisement containing aggregated data received from the first slave/advertiser to a third master/scanner.

US Pat. No. 10,129,889

SELECTING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COMPONENT CARRIERS FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION BASED ON CARRIER RECEIVE POWER AT A UE, TRANSMIT POWER, FREQUENCY, AND OTHER CARRIER ATTRIBUTES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:in a wireless network comprising a plurality of carriers, wherein each carrier has a transmit power at a base station and a frequency, the base station determining whether a requirement exists to transmit data between a UE and the base station via a carrier aggregation transmission, wherein the carrier aggregation transmission comprises a transmission of data via an aggregation of two or more component carriers;
in response to determining that a requirement exists to transmit data between the UE and the base station via a carrier aggregation transmission, the base station (i) determining a set of two or more carriers from the plurality of carriers based on each carrier's respective receive power at the UE, wherein each carrier in the set has a respective receive power at the UE that is greater than a threshold receive power, and (ii) selecting a primary component carrier and one or more secondary component carriers from the set based on each carrier's respective transmit power and frequency, wherein the primary component carrier has the highest transmit power with the lowest frequency of the carriers in the set; and
after selecting the primary component carrier and the one or more secondary component carriers, the base station (i) allocating the primary component carrier and one or more secondary component carriers for the carrier aggregation transmission, (ii) informing the UE of the allocation, and (iii) executing the carrier aggregation transmission according to the allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,129,884

MULTI-THREAD TX/RX AND VIDEO DATA TO IMPROVE THROUGHPUT AND RELIABILITY OVER CELLULAR BASED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Unmanned Autonomous Syste...

1. A method, comprising:establishing, from an aerial network entity at an above-ground altitude, a plurality of data connections with a network, a first subset of the plurality of data connections being associated with a first carrier, a second subset of the plurality of data connections being associated with a second carrier different from the first carrier;
generating a plurality of data packets collectively representing a data file, the plurality of data packets including a first subset of data packets and a second subset of data packets, each data packet in the first subset of data packets and the second subset of data packets being associated with a priority indicator indicating a priority of that data packet;
sending, to the network and via the first subset of data connections, the first subset of the data packets;
sending, to the network and via the second subset of data connections, the second subset of data packets; and
while sending the first subset of data packets:
determining a portion of the first subset of data packets having a priority indicator that indicates that each data packet in the portion of the first subset of data packets has been designated as a low priority data packet, and
replacing a subset of the portion of the first subset of data packets with a duplicate portion of the first subset of data packets, each data packet in the duplicate portion of the first subset of data packets having a priority indicator that designates that data packet as a high priority data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,127,928

MULTI-PARTY CONVERSATION ANALYZER AND LOGGER

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for monitoring the emotional states of conversation participants, the method comprising:monitoring a conversation between a plurality of participants;
determining a first emotional state of a first participant of the plurality of participants during a first segment of the monitored conversation;
determining a second emotional state of the first participant during a second segment of the monitored conversation;
displaying a timeline of the monitored conversation, wherein the timeline indicates the determined first emotional state of the first participant during the first segment of the monitored conversation and further indicates the determined second emotional state of the first participant during the second segment of the monitored conversation, and wherein the displayed timeline is operable by a user to initially display indications of the first emotional state during the first segment and to subsequently display indications of the second emotional state during the second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,127,732

STEREO-BASED CALIBRATION APPARATUS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:capturing a plurality of images of a virtual reality (VR) headset in a plurality of orientations;
for each orientation of the plurality of orientations of the VR headset:
receiving a signal output by an inertial measurement unit (IMU),
calculating expected orientation of the VR headset based on the received signal output by the IMU,
determining an actual orientation of the VR headset based on the plurality of captured images, and
comparing the actual orientation of the VR headset and the expected orientation of the VR headset;
generating calibration parameters for the plurality of orientations based on the comparison; and
storing the calibration parameters for the plurality of orientations of the VR headset, the calibration parameters usable to identify orientations of the VR headset during use of the VR headset.

US Pat. No. 10,125,509

POOL CLEANER WITH HYDRAULIC TIMER ASSEMBLY

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:a chassis;
a cover assembly supported by the chassis;
at least one drive wheel supported by the chassis;
a turbine assembly which rotates in one of a first direction and a second direction to drive the at least one drive wheel; and
a timer disc assembly including at least one rotating timer disc that controls
a flow of pressurized fluid away from the cover assembly in a forward direction for backward propulsion assistance of the pool cleaner during a first time period, a rearward direction for forward propulsion assistance of the pool cleaner during a second time period, and a sideways direction for turning propulsion assistance of the pool cleaner during at least a portion of one of the first time period and the second time period, and
a flow of pressurized fluid to the turbine assembly through a first opening for driving the turbine assembly in the first direction during the first time period and a second opening for driving the turbine assembly in the second direction during the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,123,885

BIOMECHANICAL FINGER BRACE ASSEMBLY

RCM Enterprise LLC, Olym...

1. A method of fitting a customized biomechanically driven brace assembly having a proximal ring and a distal ring, each configured to concentrically receive a user's residual finger, the brace assembly further comprising a coupling tip and a rocker, wherein the distal ring and the rocker are pivotally suspended between a proximal coordinated pivot point anchored on the proximal ring and a distal coordinated pivot point anchored on the coupling tip, the method comprising:first sliding the assembly onto the residual finger such that the proximal ring encircles a proximal phalanx of the residual finger and the distal ring encircles a middle phalanx of the residual finger;
first assessing a tightness of the proximal ring about the proximal phalanx and the distal ring about the middle phalanx;
removing the brace assembly from the residual finger;
selecting, from a plurality of shims having different thicknesses, a shim having a desired thickness; and
inserting the shim into an interior of the proximal ring or an interior of the distal ring such that the shim lines at least a portion of the interior of the proximal ring or at least a portion of the interior of the distal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,129,998

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first circuit board and a second circuit board each having a front surface and a back surface as a first main surface and a second main surface, the first circuit board and the second circuit board being arranged at a distance from each other with the first main surfaces of the first and second circuit boards facing each other; and
a casing containing the first circuit board and the second circuit board, wherein the first main surface of the first circuit board allows mounting of a first electronic component having a mounting height from the first main surface of the first circuit board toward the second circuit board greater than the distance between the first circuit board and the second circuit board,
the second circuit board comprises a first hollow portion arranged as an opening or a cutout at a position facing the first electronic component,
the first hollow portion receives a part of the first electronic component the casing comprises a box-shaped first casing that accommodates the first circuit board such that the second circuit board is provided outside of the box-shaped first casing, and
the box-shaped first casing has a first opening through which the first electronic component is placed;
the casing comprises a box-shape second casing containing and retaining the side in a direction in which the first circuit board and the second circuit board face each other and are fitted together:
wherein the first casing has the first opening at a position facing the second casing,
the second casing has a second opening at a position facing the first casing, and
the first electronic component is placed through the first opening and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,129,988

DISPLAY PANEL COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF PERIPHERAL WIRES HAVING FAN-OUT PORTIONS DISPOSED ON SIDE SURFACES OF FIRST AND SECOND SUBSTRATES

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a first substrate, having at least one first side surface;
a second substrate, disposed opposite to the first substrate, and having at least one second side surface adjacent to the first side surface;
a display medium layer, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of first peripheral wires, each of the first peripheral wires comprising a first signal line, a first pad, and a first fan-out portion that is electrically connected to the first signal line and the first pad, wherein the first signal lines are disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and the first fan-out portions are disposed on the first side surface of the first substrate; and
a plurality of second peripheral wires, each of the second peripheral wires comprising a second signal line, a second pad, and a second fan-out portion that is electrically connected to the second signal line and the second pad, wherein the second signal lines are disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and the second fan-out portions are disposed on the second side surface of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,129,932

SENSING ELEMENT

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. An encased sensing element for sensing a temperature of an electrically heated window, comprising:a coil of filament wire having a first end and a second end, the coil having a resistivity that changes based on temperature;
a first substantially flat conductive member electrically coupled to the first end of the coil at a first solder joint;
a second substantially flat conductive member electrically coupled to the second end of the coil at a second solder joint;
a first lead wire electrically coupled to the first substantially flat conductive member at a third solder joint;
a second lead wire electrically coupled to the second substantially flat conductive member at a fourth solder joint and extending outwardly from the fourth solder joint;
at least one top layer and at least one bottom layer; and
at least one spacer comprising a longitudinal edge contacting a longitudinal edge of the winding card and a top surface which is substantially co-planar with a top surface of the winding card, the at least one spacer being covered by the top layer and the bottom layer,
wherein the first lead wire and the second lead wire each comprise an inwardly directed portion extending from the respective solder joint in an inward direction toward one another, an outwardly directed portion extending outwardly from the sensing element, and a bent portion extending therebetween,
wherein the at least one top layer and the at least one bottom layer encase the solder joints and coil, and
wherein at least the inwardly directed portion and the bent portion of the first lead wire and the second lead wire are disposed between the top surface of the at least one spacer and the top layer, thereby anchoring the inwardly directed portion and the bent portions of the lead wires in the sensing element to protect the solder joints from stress caused by forces applied to the lead wires.

US Pat. No. 10,129,896

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING CHANNEL ACCESS IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for optimizing channel access by a station in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving first information from an access point (AP); and
transmitting second information to the AP while receiving the first information from the AP,
wherein the first information and the second information include at least one of a request to send (RTS) frame, a clear to send (CTS) frame, acknowledgement information, or data.

US Pat. No. 10,129,874

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSCEIVING FRAME COMPRISING PARTIAL ASSOCIATION IDENTIFIER IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an uplink frame by a Station (STA) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:setting a partial association identifier (PAID) in a signal (SIG) field of the uplink frame based on whether or not the uplink frame contains a control frame;
transmitting, to an access point (AP), the uplink frame including the SIG field; and
receiving, from the AP, a downlink frame including a SIG field, the SIG field of the downlink frame including a downlink PAID and a basic service set (BSS) color,
wherein when the uplink frame does not contain the control frame, the PAID set in the SIG field of the uplink frame corresponds to an uplink PAID of the AP calculated based on a Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) of the AP, and a length of the uplink PAID corresponds to a sum of a length of the downlink PAID and a length of the BSS color, and
wherein when the uplink frame contains the control frame, the PAID set in the SIG field of the uplink frame is fixed to a specific value which is different from the uplink PAID of the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,125,815

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

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A rotating machine comprising:a shaft;
a casing;
at least one main magnetic bearing connected to the shaft for rotatably supporting the shaft inside the casing;
at least one auxiliary radial rolling bearing and at least one auxiliary axial rolling bearing disposed between the shaft and the casing to respectively support radial loads only and axial loads only; and
a first sleeve mounted on the shaft and interposed between an outer surface of the shaft and an inner ring of the at least one auxiliary radial rolling bearing with a first radial clearance provided between the first sleeve and the inner ring of the at least one auxiliary radial rolling bearing, and a second sleeve mounted on the shaft and interposed between the outer surface of the shaft and an inner ring of the at least one auxiliary axial rolling bearing with a second radial clearance provided between the second sleeve and the inner ring of the at least one auxiliary axial rolling bearing,
wherein the second radial clearance is greater than the first radial clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,123,999

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING QUINOLINE COMPOUNDS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SUCH COMPOUNDS

Exelixis, Inc., Alameda,...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:X1 is H, Br, Cl, or F;
X2 is H, Br, Cl, or F;
n1 is 1-2; and
n2 is 1-2;the process comprising:reacting a compound of formula f(1) with a reactant y(1) in the presence of a non-nucleophilic base which is an alkali metal alkoxide to yield the compound of formula g(1):
wherein LG represents a leaving group; andcontacting a compound of formula g(1) with a reactant z(1) to yield the compound of formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,125,140

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A crystalline form of 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one that has an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern comprising 2-Theta peaks at about 16.1°, about 18.9°, and about 21.6°.

US Pat. No. 10,130,005

ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An electronic product, comprising:a housing, wherein an air vent is disposed on the housing;
a PCB board disposed inside the housing, wherein a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a power supply are disposed on the PCB board;
a fan disposed between the PCB board and the housing, wherein a projection of the fan on the PCB board overlaps a projection of the air vent on the PCB board;
a switch bar disposed between the fan and the housing and connected to the housing in a sliding manner, wherein the switch bar has a first state in which the air vent is not completely blocked and a second state in which the air vent is completely blocked;
wherein the switch bar comprises a conductive area, and when the switch bar is set to the first state, the conductive area is electrically connected to the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the power supply on the PCB board, to provide a first drive signal to the fan and enable the fan to run;
wherein the switch bar comprises a ventilation area and a non-ventilation area that encloses the ventilation area, and when the switch bar is set to the first state, the ventilation area directly faces the air vent, and when the switch bar is set to the second state, the non-ventilation area completely blocks the air vent; and
wherein the conductive area is located in the non-ventilation area of the switch bar.

US Pat. No. 10,129,136

VIRTUAL ROUTER CLUSTER, DATA FORWARDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A virtual router cluster, comprising:a gateway and at least one virtual router interconnected with the gateway;
the gateway receiving an externally transmitted data packet;
the gateway selecting a first virtual router corresponding to the data packet from the at least one virtual router according to an Open Shortest Path First protocol, and forwarding the data packet to the first virtual router corresponding to the data packet; and
the first virtual router receiving the data packet and forwarding the data packet to a destination, wherein when the first virtual router receives the data packet and forwards the data packet to the destination,
a plurality of first kernels polls a network interface of a first host at a predetermined time interval; and
if the network interface receives the data packet sent by the gateway when a second kernel in the plurality of first kernels accesses the network interface, the second kernel acquires the data packet and forwards the data packet to the destination,
wherein the first host is a host of the first virtual router, and the first kernel is a kernel of the first host exclusively occupied by the first virtual router.

US Pat. No. 10,126,982

ADJUSTING A NUMBER OF STORAGE DEVICES IN A STORAGE SYSTEM THAT MAY BE UTILIZED TO SIMULTANEOUSLY SERVICE HIGH LATENCY OPERATIONS

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method of adjusting a number of storage devices in a storage system that may be utilized to simultaneously service high latency operations, the method comprising:limiting, in dependence upon an amount of redundancy data in the storage system, a number of storage devices in a device group that may simultaneously service high latency operations;
detecting a condition that requires additional bandwidth for high latency operations; and
responsive to detecting the condition that requires additional bandwidth for high latency operations, increasing the number of storage devices within the device group that may simultaneously service high latency operations.

US Pat. No. 10,126,264

ANALYTE SEPARATOR WITH ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC TAYLOR CONE JET BLOTTER

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

1. An apparatus for separating and blotting a fluid sample, the apparatus comprising:a separator with a separator fluid path filled with a separation matrix, the separator fluid path having an input end and an output end, the input end of the separator fluid path having an opening configured to accept a fluid sample for separation;
an electrohydrodynamic (EHD) electrode in connection with and proximate to the output end of the separator fluid path;
a substrate positioned across an air gap from the output end, wherein the gap is a distance of about 0.5 mm to about 1 mm;
a substrate electrode connected with the substrate; and
a motor connecting the substrate to the separator, the motor configured to laterally and continuously move the substrate and separator with respect to each other,
wherein the EHD electrode is configured for imparting an electric charge to a fluid sample within the separator fluid path and creating a Taylor cone and stream of charged fluid across the air gap to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,125,456

WORKHEAD ASSEMBLY FOR RAIL APPLICATIONS

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A workhead assembly for use in rail applications, comprising:a frame having a first sub-frame portion on a first side of the frame and a second sub-frame portion on a second side of the frame;
a first pair of tamping tools coupled to the first sub-frame portion via a first pair of linkage arms and a first pair of tamping arms, the first pair of linkage arms comprising hydraulic actuators, and wherein an additional hydraulic actuator is coupled between one of the tamping arms and one of the tamping tools and a further additional hydraulic actuator is coupled between the other of the tamping arms and the other of the tamping tools; and
a second pair of tamping tools coupled to the second sub-frame portion via a second pair of linkage arms and a second pair of tamping arms, the second pair of linkage arms comprising hydraulic actuators;
wherein the first and second pair of linkage arms are configured to impart movement to the respective first and second pair of tamping tools.

US Pat. No. 10,123,603

DIFFUSE FIBER OPTIC LIGHTING FOR LUGGAGE

Multek Technologies Limit...

1. A luggage lighting system comprising:a. piece of luggage having an outer surface, wherein the outer surface includes one or more seams; and
b. a lighting module coupled to the piece of luggage, wherein the lighting module comprises a light source and a light diffuser, further wherein the light diffuser is coupled to the outer surface at or adjacent to, and in physical contact with, at least one of the one or more seams of the luggage, wherein the lighting module further comprises a proximity indicator that indicates that the luggage is in proximity of a remote control source.
US Pat. No. 10,125,293

ADHESIVE TAPE FOR PROTECTING SURFACES

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. An adhesive tape for protecting surfaces, comprising:a pressure-sensitive adhesive H comprising at least 60 wt % of at least one polyurethane P obtained by chemical crosslinking of a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by chemical reaction of a mixture of reactants comprising:
a) one or more aliphatic polyester polyols A having a hydroxy functionality of from 1.8 up to and including 2 and a number-average molecular weight of greater than or equal to 1000 g/mol;
b) one or more compounds B having a hydroxy functionality of from 1.8 up to and including 2 and a number-average molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol;
c) one or more aliphatic diisocyanates C;where the ratio of the total number of isocyanate groups to the total number of hydroxy groups in said mixture of reactants is greater than or equal to 0.4 and less than 1; anda biodegradable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,129,963

LIGHTING SYSTEM, LIGHTING DEVICES, AND TERMINAL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of lighting devices; and
a terminal which controls the plurality of lighting devices,
wherein the terminal includes:
a display screen;
an input unit configured to receive an instruction from an operator;
a wireless transmitter which transmits a radio signal having a directivity;
a communication unit configured to wirelessly transmit a control command to at least one of the plurality of lighting devices, specifying one of the communication address and the logical address; and
a controller which displays, on the display screen, a plurality of icons respectively corresponding to the plurality of lighting devices, and when an instruction for selecting one of the plurality of icons has been received by the input unit, causes the wireless transmitter to transmit a radio signal indicating predetermined information, wherein:
when a lighting device among the plurality of lighting devices, which corresponds to the selected one of the plurality of icons has received the radio signal transmitted from the wireless transmitter, the lighting device transmits the communication address assigned to the lighting device to be used for communication with the communication unit,
when each of the plurality of lighting devices has received the radio signal transmitted from the wireless transmitter, the lighting device transmits the communication address to the terminal, and
upon receiving the communication address transmitted from the terminal, the controller performs mapping by storing the received communication address in association with an icon selected from among the plurality of icons.

US Pat. No. 10,129,950

LIGHTING RELAY PANEL FEATURES FOR IMPROVED SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A relay control interface for controlling a plurality of relays, comprising:a first relay drive circuit connected to a first relay, wherein the first relay drive circuit includes a first relay close input, a first relay open input, and a first relay output based on a voltage across a first current sense resistor;
a second relay drive circuit connected to a second relay, wherein the second relay drive circuit includes a second relay close input, a second relay open input, and a second relay output based on a voltage across a second current sense resistor;
a relay sense circuit, wherein the first relay output is connected to a first input of the relay sense circuit and the second relay output is connected to a second input of the relay sense circuit, the first and second inputs of the relay sense circuit are connected to an input of an op amp, and an output of the op amp indicates current through an actuator of the first relay or current through an actuator of the second relay and is connected to an output of the relay sense circuit; and
a controller connected to the first relay close input and the first relay open input for controlling the first relay, connected to the second relay close input and the second relay open input for controlling the second relay, and connected to the output of the relay sense circuit,
wherein the controller determines a first relay actuation delay for the first relay based on a time difference between a first control signal on the first relay close input and a first output signal on the output of the relay sense circuit and determines a second relay actuation delay for the second relay based on a time difference between a second control signal on the second relay close input and a second output signal on the output of the relay sense circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,129,885

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a wireless communication adapter that performs indirect wireless communication that involves an access point and direct wireless communication that does not involve the access point; and
a controller that intermittently conducts a first search for the access point using a first set of selected channels and a second search for the access point using a second set of selected channels, respectively, while the direct wireless communication is being activated, the selected channels for the first search and the selected channels for the second search being differently selected from usable channels for the indirect wireless communication,
wherein the controller selects the selected channels that are used for each of the first search and the second search for the access point, according to a communication state of the direct wireless communication.

US Pat. No. 10,129,878

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC BAND SWITCHING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A wireless communications device, comprising:a first transceiver configured to communicate with a first network node over a first frequency band;
a second transceiver configured to communicate with the first network node over a second frequency band;
a third transceiver configured to operate in accordance with a Bluetooth protocol; and
a band manager configured to:
establish a communications link with the first network node on the first frequency hand;
process alternate band information, wherein the alternate band information is communicated using the first transceiver and includes association information exchanged with the first network node during an association handshake used in establishing the communications link; and
use the alternate band information to dynamically switch communication with the first network node from the first frequency band to the second frequency band without performing another association handshake with the first network node, wherein the dynamically switching is based at least in part on an operational status of the third transceiver being active.

US Pat. No. 10,129,875

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A RANGING PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. At a first wireless transceiver device, a method comprising:transmitting a first message addressed to a second wireless transceiver device;
receiving a second message acknowledging receipt of the first message; and
conditionally authenticating the second message as being transmitted by the second wireless transceiver device,
wherein the second message comprises one or more parameters indicating a time that the first message is received at the second wireless transceiver device and a time that the second message is transmitted from the second wireless transceiver device, and wherein conditionally authenticating the second message as being transmitted by the second wireless transceiver device further comprises comparing a time of arrival of the second message with a value based, at least in part, on the one or more parameters indicating the time that the first message is received at the second wireless transceiver device and the time that the second message is transmitted from the second wireless transceiver device.