US Pat. No. 10,131,334

BRAKE FLUID CONTAINER

1. A brake fluid container for a master cylinder of a hydraulic brake system comprising:a container base;
a neck protruding relative to an outside of the container base for insertion into a socket of the master cylinder;
a safety valve mounted in a cartridge which is inserted into the neck; and
a valve closure body of the safety valve which interacts with the socket so that the safety valve is opened when the neck is introduced into the socket, and is closed when the neck is located outside of the socket.

US Pat. No. 10,132,612

METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR DETERMINING THE THICKNESS OF A LAYER IN A SAMPLE STACK

HSEB Dresden GmbH, Dresd...

1. A method for determining the thickness of one or more layers of a sample stack of layers or other properties influencing the intensity of light reflected by said sample stack of layers with an assembly comprising:a light source emitting light for illuminating said sample stack of layers, said sample stack of layers reflecting said light from said light source with an intensity; and
a camera with an array detector with a plurality of detector elements arranged in lines and columns for detecting said intensity of said light reflected by said sample stack of layers; and
means for separating said intensity of said light reflected by said sample stack of layers in defined wavelength ranges, said defined wavelength ranges being at least partly different from each other;
the method comprising the steps of:
illuminating said sample stack of layers with said light from said light source;
detecting said intensity of light reflected by said sample stack of layers with said detector in different wavelength ranges; and
determining the thickness or other property from said intensity detected by said detector;
and wherein
an image of said sample stack of layers is generated on said detector;
said detector comprises a plurality of sections in the form of parallel stripes, said stripes detecting said intensity of said light reflected by said sample stack of layers simultaneously;
light of one of said wavelength ranges only is detected by each of said plurality of sections of said detector; and
said parallel stripes have a longitudinal direction and a movement of said image of said sample stack of layers on said detector or of said parallel stripes is generated in a direction perpendicular to said longitudinal direction of said parallel stripes such that each point of said inspected sample stack of layers is detected at least once in each of said different wavelength ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,133,223

ANGLE ESTIMATOR, MOTOR CONTROLLER, MOTOR DRIVER, MOTOR DRIVING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND CONVEYANCE DEVICE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An angle estimator comprising:correction means for correcting a phase of an error parameter to obtain a corrected error parameter, the error parameter being a function of an angle error representing a difference between an actual angle of a motor and an estimated angle of the motor; and
estimation means for calculating an estimated speed and an estimated angle of the motor based on the corrected error parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,135,340

PASS THROUGH REGULATION OF BUCK-BOOST REGULATOR

Linear Technology Holding...

1. A controller for controlling a buck-boost regulator having an input voltage and an output voltage, the controller comprising:circuitry that causes the output voltage of the buck-boost regulator to be at a bottom of a pre-determined voltage window when the input voltage goes below the bottom of the pre-determined voltage window;
circuitry that causes the output voltage of the buck-boost regulator to be at a top of the pre-determined voltage window when the input voltage goes above the top of the pre-determined voltage window; and
circuitry that causes the buck-boost regulator to pass the input voltage through the buck-boost regulator so as to cause the voltage output of the buck-boost regulator to be at the same level as the input voltage when the input voltage is within the pre-determined voltage window.

US Pat. No. 10,136,561

TARGETED COOLING FOR DATACENTERS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:a warm-air cooling system configured to cool a flow of ambient air that circulates in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center;
one or more fans positioned to circulate the cooled ambient air directly from the human-occupiable workspace of the data center across a plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices located in a rack that comprises a front that is open to the human-occupiable workspace, the plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices serviceably accessible in the rack, wherein a majority of the rack is open to the human-occupiable workspace through the open front of the rack that is open to the human-occupiable workspace of the data center;
a cold-air cooling system positioned to circulate cooler-than-ambient air to the plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices located in the rack; and
a control system communicably coupled to the first warm-air and cold-air cooling systems and operable to perform operations comprising:
monitoring a temperature at or near a first area of rack-mounted electronic devices of the plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices;
operating the cold-air cooling system to circulate cooler-than-ambient air, through at least one cooler-than-ambient air duct of a plurality of cooler-than-ambient air ducts of the cold-air cooling system, to the first area of rack-mounted electronic devices when the monitored temperature exceeds a threshold temperature; and
operating the warm-air cooling system, during circulation of the cooler-than-ambient air, to cool the ambient air circulated to a second area of rack-mounted electronic devices of the plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices that is different than the first area of rack-mounted electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,136,510

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation device comprising:a chamber, in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated from plasma, the plasma having been generated by irradiation of a target supplied in a plasma generation region inside of the chamber with laser light;
a condenser mirror configured to collect the extreme ultraviolet light generated in the chamber and guide the extreme ultraviolet light to outside of the chamber;
a first etching gas supply unit configured to blow an etching gas to a reflective surface of the condenser mirror and the plasma generation region;
a magnet disposed outside of the chamber and configured to generate a magnetic field in the chamber;
a port that is disposed in a wall of the chamber, intersects a central axis of the magnetic field, and is configured to take in suspended substances generated in the chamber and a gas in the chamber, the wall residing between the magnet and the plasma generation region, the port including an opening in an inner wall of the chamber;
an ejection path that is formed along the wall of the chamber between the chamber and the magnet, is formed between the inner wall of the chamber and an outer wall of the chamber, is in communication with the port, and is configured to eject the suspended substances and the gas that are taken from the port to the outside of the chamber; and
an ejection device that is connected to the ejection path, and is configured to eject the suspended substances and the gas in the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,136,559

LIQUID-ASSISTED AIR COOLING OF ELECTRONIC RACKS WITH MODULAR FAN AND HEAT EXCHANGERS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack, comprising:a stack of a plurality of information technology (IT) components disposed therein to form a frontend and a backend of the electronic rack;
a fan unit detachably mounted on the backend of the electronic rack, the fan unit generating an air flow flowing from the frontend to the backend past through an air space of the stack of the IT components to reduce a temperature of the IT components; and
a heat exchange unit detachably mounted on the backend of the electronic rack to exchange heat generated from the IT components, the heat exchange unit having one or more tubes forming a heat exchange screen, the one or more tubes allow a cool liquid to travel therein to exchange the heat carried by the air flow past through the heat exchange screen,
wherein the fan unit comprises a plurality of fan modules, and the heat exchange unit comprises a plurality of heat exchange modules, each of the heat exchange modules corresponding to one or more of the fan modules,
wherein each of the heat exchange modules is mounted on a heat exchange frame,
wherein each of the fan modules includes a pair of clamps to attach each of the fan modules onto one of the heat exchange modules by clamping onto the heat exchange frame to form a cooling module, the pair of clamps includes a first clamp disposed on a first side of each of the fan modules and a second clamp disposed on a second side of each of the fan modules opposite to the first side, the first clamp extends outwardly to clamp onto a first edge of the heat exchange frame, and the second clamp extends outwardly to clamp onto a second edge of the heat exchange frame opposite to the first edge,
wherein each of the fan modules further comprises one or more springs attached thereon and extended outwardly in an identical direction of the pair of clamps associated with each of the fan modules, and
wherein the cooling module is then mounted onto the backend of the electronic rack.

US Pat. No. 10,134,686

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

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system module package comprising:a substrate;
a first compartment having a first set of electrical components disposed on a top surface of the substrate, the first set of electrical components including at least a first electrical component;
a second set of electrical components disposed on the top surface of the substrate external to the first compartment, the second set of electrical components including at least a second electrical component; and
a compartment electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield comprising a fence that extends substantially laterally along a compartment boundary at least in between the first and second sets of electrical components of the system module package, the fence comprising a plurality of substantially vertical conductive structures arranged along the compartment boundary and forming the fence, adjacent substantially vertical conductive structures being spaced apart from one another by a pitch that is preselected to ensure that the compartment EMI shield attenuates EMI of a frequency of interest, the fence extending substantially vertically relative to the top surface of the substrate, the fence being configured to attenuate EMI of a frequency of interest traveling in at least one of a first direction and a second direction, the first direction being from the first set of electrical components toward the second set of electrical components, the second direction being from the second set of electrical components toward the first set of electrical components, wherein each of the substantially vertical conductive structures has at least a first end that is mechanically coupled to the top surface of the substrate and has a highest point that is at a height, H, from the top surface of the substrate in a direction substantially normal to the top surface of the substrate, the height H being at least twice as great as a lateral distance, DL, of the highest point from a center of the first end of the respective substantially vertical conductive structure in a direction substantially parallel to the top surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,136,449

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK WITH ZERO-WAIT DYNAMIC FREQUENCY SELECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

8. A wireless local area network (WLAN) modem, comprising:a plurality of radio frequency (RF) transceivers, each configured to receive a WLAN signal operating at an RF frequency determined by a local oscillator (LO) frequency of a corresponding LO signal;
a plurality of WLAN baseband processor circuits, each coupled to a corresponding RF transceiver and configured to perform baseband processing associated with the WLAN signal; and
a controller configured to tune the RF frequency of a first RF transceiver of the plurality of RF transceivers from a first RF frequency to a second RF frequency to scan for radar signals operating on the second RF frequency;
wherein a remainder of the plurality of RF transceivers are tuned to the first RF frequency to communicate WLAN data simultaneously with the scan for radar signals operating on the second RF frequency,
wherein the corresponding LO signal for each transceiver in the remainder of the plurality of RF transceivers is tuned to the first RF frequency to communicate the WLAN data simultaneously with the scan for radar signals operating on the second RF frequency, and
wherein the remainder of the plurality of RF transceivers and a corresponding number of LU signals are greater than or equal to two.

US Pat. No. 10,136,533

METHOD OF PRODUCING A POTTED ELECTRONIC MODULE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method of producing an electronic module that includes a housing and an electronic assembly arranged at least partially within an interior space in the housing, wherein the electronic assembly includes an electronic component and an electrical conductor connected to the electronic component, wherein the electrical conductor comprises an electrical current shunt and two electrical contacts that are provided at two respective ends of the electrical current shunt and that respectively extend to outside of the housing through two passages provided in a housing wall of the housing, wherein the electrical conductor includes a conductor core and a protective layer on the conductor core, and wherein the method comprises the steps:a) removing a portion of the protective layer from the conductor core at a removal area to expose a portion of a surface of the conductor core at an exposed area thereof; and
b) after the step a), introducing a potting compound into the interior space in the housing sufficiently to cover the two passages through which the two electrical contacts pass through the housing wall, and to cover the exposed area of the surface of the conductor core, wherein the potting compound adheres directly onto the surface of the conductor core at the exposed area.

US Pat. No. 10,133,320

AIR DIRECTING DEVICE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:an electronic equipment enclosure formed from front, rear, and side panels mounted on a frame, an air directing device, and side breathing electronic equipment, the air directing device comprising:
(a) a first vertically-oriented fin;
(b) a second vertically-oriented fin;
(c) a third vertically-oriented fin; and
(d) a connection member, wherein the first, second, and third fins are held in a generally parallel and non-coplanar relationship with one another by the connection member;
(e) wherein the air directing device, including the connection member, is mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure along a side thereof and adjacent one of the side panels such that the first, second, and third fins are all:
(i) spaced apart from both the front panel of the electronic equipment enclosure and the rear panel of the electronic equipment enclosure,
(ii) disposed adjacent the one of the side panels, and
(iii) disposed adjacent one another;
(f) wherein the second fin is located between the first and third fins and is wider than the first and third fins;
(g) wherein at least the first and second fins are arranged orthogonally relative to a horizontal airflow path, traveling front-to-back or back-to-front through the electronic equipment enclosure and along a side of the side breathing electronic equipment, such that:
(i) the first fin deflects a first portion of the front-to-back or back-to-front airflow toward and into the side of the side breathing electronic equipment but permits a second portion of the airflow to pass by, and
(ii) the second fin directs at least a part of the second portion of the front-to-back or back-to-front airflow toward and into the side of the side breathing electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,136,489

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM INCLUDING TUNABLE LIGHT ENGINE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. An illumination system comprising:a first signal generator configured to generate a first pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal based on a first control signal;
a subtracting circuit configured to generate a second control signal based on a difference in voltage between a reference signal and the first control signal;
a second signal generator configured to generate a second PWM signal based on the second control signal;
a third signal generator configured to generate a third PWM signal based on at least one of the first PWM signal and the second PWM signal, the third PWM signal having a different duty cycle than at least one of the first PWM signal and the second PWM signal;
a first light emitting diode (LED) that is powered using the first PWM signal, the first LED being configured to emit a first type of light;
a second LED that is powered using the second PWM signal, the second LED having a second correlated color temperature (CCT), the second LED being configured to emit a second type of light; and a third LED that is powered using the third PWM signal, the third LED being configured to emit a third type of light.

US Pat. No. 10,136,117

VIDEO DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES AND DISPLAY DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor, interframe differences between every two adjacent frames in at least two adjacent video frames in a sequence of a video;
determining a display image distance of at least one video frame in the at least two video frames at least according to respective interframe differences of the interframe differences, wherein the display image distance is a depth of a plane on which an image of the at least one video frame is displayed; and
controlling a display device to display the at least one video frame at least according to the display image distance of the at least one video frame.

US Pat. No. 10,136,566

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An electromagnetic shielding member comprising:a first shielding member that is a flexible tubular metal member;
a second shielding member that is harder than the first shielding member and that includes a metal tubular body including a plurality of recesses formed in a connecting surface that is connected to the first shielding member; and
a connecting member that connects the first shielding member and the second shielding member to each other in a state in which the connecting member presses the first shielding member against the connecting surface of the second shielding member and in a state in which, at a portion where the first shielding member abuts against an edge portion of the plurality of recesses formed in the connecting surface of the second shielding member, an oxide film on a surface of the first shielding member or the second shielding member or on surfaces of both of the first and second shielding members is removed;
wherein the first shielding member includes a plurality of elemental wires that are assembled into a tubular shape, and
the plurality of recesses have a depth that is smaller than an external diameter of the elemental wires.

US Pat. No. 10,136,560

SERVER RACK-DEDICATED VERTICAL VORTEX AIRFLOW SERVER COOLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:by a processor of a vortex-producing fan controller:
creating, using a variable-speed vortex-producing fan positioned above a server rack, a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack; and
adjusting, responsive to changes in input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan detected using a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack, a speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled with the helical airflow up through the server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,136,525

DISPLAY DEVICE

BENQ CORPORATION, Taipei...

1. A display device having a hanging function, comprising:a casing;
a hanging mechanism disposed within the casing and comprising:
a first covering component detachably disposed on the casing and having a receiving space and an opening;
a supporting component movably disposed within the receiving space and comprising:
a first block portion movably disposed within the receiving space in a first direction and configured to enter and exit from the receiving space through the opening, wherein the first block portion comprises a pivoting portion and a stopping portion connected with the pivoting portion; and
a second block portion rotatably connected with the pivoting portion about a rotating axis;
wherein the stopping portion has a stopping surface being staggered with the rotating axis in a second direction, and the first direction, the second direction and the rotating axis are perpendicular to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,136,515

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of signal-transmitting lines formed in a signal-transmitting area;
an insulating film covering the signal-transmitting lines;
a plurality of first pads formed in a pad area adjacent to the signal-transmitting area and electrically connected to the signal-transmitting lines; and
an adhesive-penetrating groove formed between two adjacent ones of the first pads, wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed in the insulating film,
wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed in a length direction extending from the pad area to at least a portion of the signal-transmitting area,
wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed as a void so that an adhesive coated on a first surface of the flexible printed circuit board penetrates through the adhesive-penetrating groove to be filled in a space between a second surface of the flexible printed circuit board and a printed circuit board (PCB), and
wherein the void penetrates entirely through the flexible printed circuit board and the first and second surfaces that are on different planes and formed on different surfaces of the flexible printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,136,501

HIGH INTENSITY LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH AUTOMATED SENSOR-BASED CONTROL

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:a device controller containing control circuitry that is configured to control drive currents delivered to a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) of a lighting device, wherein the control circuitry is programmed to generate commands to:
compensate for one or more failed LEDs in the plurality of LEDs by:
receiving voltage data from a power sensor configured to measure voltage drop across one or more groups of LEDs, wherein each of the one or more groups of LEDs comprise two or more LEDs connected in series,
analyzing the voltage data to determine if voltage across a group of LEDs of the one or more groups of LEDs is less than a threshold amount, wherein the threshold amount is indicative of a failed LED in the group of LEDs, and
upon determining that the voltage across the group of LEDs is less than the threshold amount, controlling drive currents delivered to the group of LEDs so that an illuminance level of light detected by an illuminance sensor does not substantially change as a result of the failed LED; and control the plurality of LEDs in response to data received from a sensor
configured to measure a characteristic value of light received from the lighting device by:
receiving data from the sensor,
analyzing the received data to determine if a detected characteristic value of light from the lighting device has moved above or below a threshold, and
in response to determining that the detected characteristic value of light from the lighting device has moved above or below the threshold, controlling drive currents delivered to the plurality of LEDs so that the light from the lighting device exhibits a light characteristic that is within the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,130,221

OPTIMIZING A DISPENSING PARAMETER OF A PRODUCT DISPENSER BASED ON PRODUCT USAGE DATA

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A method for bounding a dispensing parameter of one or more product dispensers, wherein at least one product dispenser of the one or more product dispensers comprises a controller housed therein, wherein the controller is configured to perform the method comprising:receiving usage data from a dispensing period of the one or more product dispensers, wherein the dispensing period comprises a plurality of dispenses of product by at least one dispensing mechanism of the one or more product dispensers performed in accordance with a value of the dispensing parameter;
determining, based on the usage data from the dispensing period, a usage rate of the product, wherein the usage rate is based on an amount of product dispensed during the dispensing period and a number of users of the one or more product dispensers during the dispensing period;
determining, based on at least the usage rate and the value of the dispensing parameter from the dispensing period, an improved value for the dispensing parameter such that at least one of the one or more product dispensers has an improved usage rate when the dispensing parameter is set to the optimized value;
comparing the determined improved value of the dispensing parameter with a bounded value threshold to determine if the improved value satisfies the bounded value threshold; and
causing the one or more product dispensers to adjust the dispensing parameter to the improved value in an instance in which the improved value satisfies the bounded value threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,136,564

POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power converter comprising:a stack of a plurality of semiconductor modules, each of which incorporates semiconductor elements, and a plurality of cooling conduits, though each of which a coolant flows to cool the semiconductor modules;
at least one electronic component electrically connected to the semiconductor modules; and
a cooling plate for cooling the at least one electronic component,
wherein the stack, the at least one electronic component, and the cooling plate are arranged in a stacking direction of the stack,
the cooling plate is connected to the cooling conduits and has an intra-plate pathway formed therein thorough which the coolant flows in a direction perpendicular to the stacking direction,
the cooling plate has a greater area than each cooling conduit as viewed from the stacking direction.

US Pat. No. 10,136,543

INDUCTANCE-BASED USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing having a first interior surface;
a substrate proximate to the first interior surface and separated from the first interior surface by a first gap along a first axis perpendicular to the first interior surface, wherein the substrate includes one or more inductive button coils and is selected from the group consisting of: a flexible printed circuit (FPC) and a rigid printed circuit board (PCB); and
one or more compressive diodes interposed between the first interior surface and the substrate, wherein:
the first interior surface is planar,
the one or more compressive diodes have a thickness in a direction perpendicular to the first interior surface that is equal to the first gap,
the first gap is between 0.02 mm and 0.2 mm, and
the first interior surface, the substrate, the one or more inductive button coils, and the one or more compressive diodes form part of an inductive button.

US Pat. No. 10,136,529

LOW PROFILE, HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE, CURRENT SHARING PARALLELED WIDE BAND GAP POWER DEVICE POWER MODULE

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A power module apparatus, comprising:a base plate defining a topology pattern;
a power substrate positioned above the base plate;
at least two power contacts, each of the at least two power contacts electrically connected to the power substrate; and
a housing secured to the power substrate,
wherein the power module comprises a height that is less than 20 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,136,492

HELICOPTER SEARCH LIGHT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A helicopter search light comprisinga lighting arrangement, having at least one light source, the lighting arrangement having an adjustable light output;
a light detector, which is configured for detecting light emitted by the at least one light source and reflected by and at least one of the ground and at least one item on the ground and for providing a detection signal which is correlated to an amount of light detected; and
a control unit which is configured for controlling the adjustable light output of the lighting arrangement of the helicopter search light depending on the detection signal provided by the light detector,
wherein the lighting arrangement has a flood light mode and a spot light mode and wherein the lighting arrangement is switchable between the flood light mode and the spot light mode, and
wherein the control unit is configured for switching the lighting arrangement between the flood light mode and the spot light mode depending on the detection signal provided by the light detector.

US Pat. No. 10,136,479

HOB WITH FREE CONFIGURABLE HEATING ARRAY AND TOUCHSCREEN CONTROL, METHOD FOR OPERATING A HOB WITH FREE CONFIGURABLE HEATING ARRAY AND TOUCHSCREEN CONTROL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A hob with free configurable heating array and touchscreen control, comprising:an array of heating elements configurable at least as a first heating zone and a second heating zone for at least a first pot and a second pot;
a pot detector for detecting respectively the first pot and the second pot and forming the first heating zone and the second heating zone;
a touchscreen control to display a first graphic representation of the first pot and a second graphic representation of the second pot respectively first and second heating zones; and
a controller to control at least a heating parameter of the first heating zone and the second heating zone, wherein the controller is adapted to combine control of the first heating zone and control of the second heating zone for assigning the heating parameter based on a first touchscreen control input involving touching the first graphic representation on the touch screen control, touching the second graphic representation on the touchscreen control, and a converging movement therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,135,223

OPTICAL MODULE

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. An optical module, comprising:an optical subassembly configured to convert at least one of an optical signal or an electrical signal into another one of the optical signal and the electrical signal;
a wiring substrate that has a wiring pattern comprising a connecting portion and is arranged on the optical subassembly so as to be electrically connected thereto; and
an insulating layer formed between the optical subassembly and the wiring substrate,
the optical subassembly comprising:
a conductive stem that has a surface opposed to the wiring substrate, the conductive stem being shaped so that the surface has a through hole opened therein and being connected to a reference potential; and
a signal lead for transmitting a signal, the signal lead passing through the through hole while being electrically insulated from the conductive stem,
the signal lead passing through the insulating layer to be joined to the connecting portion,
the insulating layer being in contact with the connecting portion, the signal lead, and the surface of the conductive stem,
wherein the insulating layer has flexibility at least before the optical subassembly and the wiring substrate are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,134,682

CIRCUIT PACKAGE WITH SEGMENTED EXTERNAL SHIELD TO PROVIDE INTERNAL SHIELDING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A module, comprising:a circuit package, comprising:
a plurality of electronic components on a substrate; and
a molded compound disposed over the substrate and the plurality of electronic components; and
an external shield disposed on at least one outer surface of the circuit package, the external shield being segmented into a plurality of external shield partitions that are grounded, respectively, adjacent external shield partitions of the plurality of external shield partitions being separated by a corresponding gap located between adjacent electronic components of the plurality of electronic components,
wherein the external shield is configured to protect the circuit package from external electromagnetic radiation and environmental stress, and
wherein each corresponding gap separating the adjacent external shield partitions is configured to provide internal shielding of at least one of the electronic components, between which the corresponding gap is located, from internal electromagnetic radiation generated by the other of the adjacent electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,134,526

SHEET FORMED INDUCTIVE WINDING

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

1. A method for forming an inductive element, the method comprising:creating a well in a substrate sufficient to depress a core at least partially in the substrate;
disposing multiple partial windings at least partially about the core such that the multiple partial windings are electrically disconnected, wherein the multiple partial windings comprise a first subset of the multiple partial windings and a second subset of the multiple partial windings, and the disposing comprises:
arranging the first subset about the core on a first side of the core that is to be disposed at least partially in the well in the substrate;
arranging the second subset about the core on a second side of the core that is opposite of the first side of the core and is to be disposed outside of the well in the substrate;
wherein the first subset is disposed to support the core when the core is disposed at least partially in the well in the substrate;
attaching the first subset to the substrate within the well such that the core is at least partially in the substrate and supported on the first side of the core by the first subset of the multiple partial windings;
arranging multiple conductors coupled to the substrate to electrically connect the multiple partial windings; and
electrically connecting the multiple partial windings to the multiple conductors to form an electrically continuous winding about the core.

US Pat. No. 10,134,426

TONE ARM HOLDER

inMusic Brands, Inc., Cu...

1. A tone arm holder, comprising:a saddle having a top surface and a first side edge and a second side edge;
a hook member with two ends, one of the ends being connected to the second side edge of the saddle; the hook member defining an open end facing the first side edge of the saddle;
a resilient dividing member, having a resilient force, located on the top surface of the saddle and positioned between the first side edge and second side edge of the saddle;
the resilient dividing member, a portion of the saddle between the resilient dividing member and the second side edge and the hook member defining a lock seat configured and arranged for frictional engagement, receipt and storage of a tone arm therein;
the resilient dividing member, a portion of the saddle between the resilient dividing member and the first side edge of the saddle defining a performance seat configured and arranged for freely supporting a tone arm whereby a tone arm may be placed on and removed from the performance seat without frictional engagement of the tone arm to the holder;
whereby a tone arm is freely movable between the performance seat at a first position and the lock seat at a second position by traversing across the resilient dividing member by exceeding the resilient force of the resilient dividing member.

US Pat. No. 10,134,304

SCANNING OBSTACLE SENSOR FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

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

18. A visually-impaired pedestrian multi-axis obstacle sensing system, comprising:a cloud-based obstacle database system; and
a visually-impaired pedestrian multi-axis obstacle sensing device, comprising:
a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) module;
a wireless communication interface that communicates with the cloud-based obstacle database system;
a scanning time of flight (ToF) sensor component that determines a distance from the scanning ToF sensor component to a nearest object for an m by n direction matrix, wherein m is greater than 1 and n is greater than 1;
a processor, in communication with the scanning ToF sensor component, that receives an m by n matrix of distance indications, wherein each distance indication of them by n matrix of distance indications corresponds to a direction of them by n matrix of directions, wherein the processor is configured to:
analyze the m by n matrix of distance indications and the m by n direction matrix to identify a first region having a vertical height that differs by at least a predefined threshold measurement from a second region; and
based on identifying the first region, output an indication of the first region and an indication of the distance to the first region determined from the m by n matrix of distance indications to an output component; and
an output device in communication with the processor that receives the indication of the first region and the indication of the distance to the first region and provides a non-visual output representative of the first region, a direction to the first region, and the distance to the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,132,015

NON-KINKING WRAPPABLE KNIT SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A wrappable textile sleeve, comprising:an elongate, wrappable wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends, said wall having opposite free edges extending lengthwise along said longitudinal axis between said opposite ends, said wall being knit from at least one warp yarn extending lengthwise between said opposite ends and a plurality of weft yarns extending circumferentially between said opposite free edges, said weft yarns form a plurality of discrete, annular, adjacent bands alternating along said longitudinal axis, wherein the weft yarn of one of said adjacent bands has a first diameter and the weft yarn of the other of said adjacent bands has a second diameter, said first diameter being less than said second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,131,063

ADAPTER FOR ATTACHING A RAZOR CARTRIDGE TO A RAZOR HANDLE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor comprising:a. a razor cartridge, said razor cartridge comprising a housing forming a front surface and a rear surface opposite said front surface, said rear surface comprising a pair of distally positioned arc shaped receiving regions and a camming surface;
b. an adapter having a front engagement surface and a rear engagement surface opposite said front engagement surface,
i. said front engagement surface comprising a pair of outwardly facing arc shaped bearings for mating into said pair of arc shaped receiving regions of said razor cartridge, and
ii. said rear engagement surface forming a recess and a pair of detents positioned on a wall formed from said adapter, said pair of detents protruding radially inward; and
c. a handle, said handle comprising a distal end and a proximal end, said proximal end being shaped to removably engage said recess, said proximal end forming receiving regions to accept said pair of detents formed in said adapter wall, said proximal end comprising a spring biased plunger having a cam follower surface,
d. wherein said front engagement surface of said adapter forms an aperture, and said cam follower surface extends through said aperture to engage the camming surface of said razor cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,130,749

MEDICAL DEVICE FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT COMPRISING PLURAL SENSOR UNITS

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A medical device for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising:a housing; and
an extracorporeal blood circulation having:
a tube, and
at least two sensor units mounted to the housing of the medical device with different operating principles measuring directly on the tube and not on a chamber, wherein:
the at least two sensor units are coupled to portions of the tube for measurement, and
each sensor unit comprises a respective sensor-specific component and a respective sensor-neutral component, wherein:
each of the respective sensor-specific components includes a base member mounted to the housing of the medical device, and a respective specific sensor system formed to be different dependent on a respective operating principle, and
each of the respective sensor-neutral components includes a housing fully enclosing one of the respective sensor-specific components, wherein each of the sensor-neutral components are identical;
each of the respective sensor-neutral components is mounted on and encloses the respective sensor-specific component for each sensor unit such that the respective sensor-specific component is not visible when the sensor unit is mounted on the housing of the medical device, and wherein the respective specific sensor system of the respective sensor-specific component is located beneath a portion of the tube when the tube is fixed within the sensor-neutral component mounted on the respective sensor-specific component, such that the respective specific sensor system carries out a respective measurement at the tube; and wherein
each respective sensor-neutral component has a cover, wherein in a closed and locked position the portion of the tube is pressed against the sensor system of the associated respective sensor-specific component and in an open position the portion of the tube is not pressed against the sensor system.

US Pat. No. 10,130,451

ULTRASONIC TIP ASSEMBLY

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A tip assembly for use with a dental tool, the tip assembly comprising:a housing having a conduit for attaching to the dental tool;
an inner aspiration needle having a passageway extending at least partially through needle, a substantial length of the needle, or at least from one end to the other end the passageway providing a single continuous path to aspirate the irrigant and debris from the root canal cavity of the tooth; and
a plurality of outer wires, surrounding inner aspiration needle; and
wherein the inner aspiration needle and outer wires are connected together at a point or along a portion therebetween to achieve a first predetermined resonant frequency of the inner aspiration needle, and
wherein the plurality of outer wires extend spirally around the aspiration needle;
wherein the plurality of outer wires includes a first outer wire and a second outer wire, the first outer wire extending spirally around the aspiration needle and a tip portion of the second outer wire being bent or curved away from the aspiration needle.

US Pat. No. 10,136,538

ELECTRONIC ELEMENT SUPPORT FRAME, ELECTRONIC ELEMENT ASSEMBLY, AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electronic element support frame, comprising:a body having an axial direction;
an isolative wall arranged to continuously extend along the axial direction of the body; and
a pair of retaining parts arranged on the body and disposed at two sides of the isolative wall, respectively;
wherein the retaining parts together with the isolative wall enclose a pair of accommodating parts; and
wherein the accommodating parts extend continuously along the axial direction of the isolative wall to accommodate pins of the electronic element, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,136,530

UTILITY VAULT INTERLOCKING LID SEAT

OLDCASTLE PRECAST, INC., ...

1. A utility vault with an interlocking vault and lid, comprising:a vault having a plurality of side walls with an upper end that defines an opening, said vault having a seat positioned proximate to said upper end;
a first interlock feature positioned within said seat of said vault, said first interlock feature having a fastener channel and an orientation channel that intersects said fastener channel;
a lid configured to selectively interconnect to said seat of said vault to close said opening defined by said upper end of said plurality of side walls; and
a second interlock feature positioned on said lid, wherein said second interlock feature operably engages said first interlock feature when said lid is selectively interconnected to said seat of said vault, wherein said engaged interlock features maintain a relative position between said vault and lid.

US Pat. No. 10,136,522

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY CONTAINING THE SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A circuit board assembly, comprising:a circuit board including a first side and a second side opposite from the first side;
a female terminal inserted in the first side of the circuit board, the female terminal including an outer wall and a plurality of prongs extending from the outer wall in an upward direction toward a top of the outer wall; and
an electrical component including a male terminal inserted in the second side of the circuit board and extending through the circuit board into the female terminal;
wherein the outer wall is an interlocking outer wall defining an internal space; and the plurality of prongs are disposed substantially within the internal space and at a vertical distance from the top of the outer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,136,400

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of controlling transmit power for a direct communication between two mobile devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a first mobile device, a radio resource control (RRC) message transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB), the RRC message comprising maximum transmit power for a first direct transmission to a second mobile device through a first serving cell resource;
determining whether the first direct transmission through the first serving cell resource and a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission to the eNB through a second serving cell resource overlap in a subframe i;
based on allocation of transmit power of the overlapped PUSCH transmission to the eNB through the second serving cell resource in the subframe i, adjusting transmit power of the first direct transmission through the first serving cell resource in the subframe i, wherein the adjusted transmit power of the first direct transmission is greater than zero; and
performing the first direct transmission through the first serving cell resource and the PUSCH transmission to the eNB through the second serving cell resource in the subframe wherein the transmit power of the overlapped PUSCH transmission to the eNB through the second serving cell resource in the subframe i is prioritized over the transmit power of the first direct transmission through the first serving cell resource in the subframe i.

US Pat. No. 10,134,652

SUBSTRATE FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Corning Precision Materia...

1. An integrated circuit package substrate sandwiched between a semiconductor chip and a printed circuit board to electrically connect the semiconductor chip and the printed circuit board, the integrated circuit package substrate comprising:an ultra-thin glass sheet;
a first thermal expansion coefficient control layer provided on a top surface of the ultra-thin glass sheet;
a first thin metal film provided on a top surface of the first thermal expansion coefficient control layer to be connected to a semiconductor chip; and
a second thin metal film provided on a bottom surface of the ultra-thin glass sheet to be connected to a printed circuit board,
wherein the first thermal expansion coefficient control layer is formed from a material having a different coefficient of thermal expansion from the semiconductor chip and the ultra-thin glass sheet, and
wherein a thickness of the ultra-thin glass sheet depends on a thickness of the semiconductor chip and a thickness of the first thermal expansion coefficient control layer.

US Pat. No. 10,134,269

CONTROL SWITCHING METHOD AND CONTROL TERMINAL, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

7. A control terminal, comprising:a processor; and
a memory configured to store instructions executable by the processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
send a request for controlling a controlled device to a server, wherein the request instructs the server to request a first control terminal to transfer control of the controlled device to the control terminal, and the controlled device is determined to be in a control region after a testing signal is sent to the controlled device and a feedback signal is received;
receive a notification, sent by the server, of agreeing to control the controlled device, wherein the notification is sent after the server determines that the first control terminal agrees to transfer control; and
communicate with the controlled device to control the controlled device.

US Pat. No. 10,134,022

TRANSACTION TERMINALS FOR AUTOMATED BILLING

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor of a transaction terminal, receipt information associated with items included in an order,
wherein the receipt information includes item identifiers associated with the items included in the order, and
wherein the item identifiers, associated with the items included in the order, include price descriptors;
receiving, by the processor, product information associated with the items included in the order,
wherein the product information includes product identifiers based on images of the items included in the order, and
wherein the product identifiers include object descriptors;
mapping, by the processor, a first item identifier associated with a first item included in the order and a first product identifier for determining that the first item included in the order corresponds to a first price descriptor and a first object descriptor;
mapping, by the processor, a second item identifier associated with a second item included in the order and a second product identifier for determining that the second item included in the order corresponds to a second price descriptor and a second object descriptor;
assigning, by the processor, the first item included in the order to a first sub-receipt of a total receipt based on determining that the first item included in the order corresponds to the first price descriptor and the first object descriptor;
assigning, by the processor, the second item included in the order to a second sub-receipt of the total receipt based on determining that the second item included in the order corresponds to the second price descriptor and the second object descriptor;
presenting, by the processor, the first sub-receipt for payment by a first customer; and
presenting, by the processor, the second sub-receipt for payment by a second customer.

US Pat. No. 10,133,698

HOT-PLUG CAPABLE INPUT AND OUTPUT (IO) SUBSYSTEM

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An input and output (IO) subsystem chassis, comprising:a plurality of IO modules;
a housing having a frontend and a backend, the housing including a plurality of IO slots to receive the plurality of IO modules inserted from the frontend of the housing; and
a baseboard disposed within the housing, the baseboard including a plurality of first connectors corresponding to the IO slots to receive and connect the plurality of IO modules, wherein each of the IO modules can be coupled to one of a plurality of servers via the backend panel using a cable,
wherein each of the IO modules comprises
an IO card having a peripheral device mounted thereon,
a card holder including
a printed circuit board (PCB),
a first receiving socket disposed perpendicularly on a surface of the PCB to receive and hold the IO card plugged in vertically and downwardly with respect to the surface of the PCB and the baseboard,
a second connector disposed on a backend edge of the PCB parallel with the surface of the PCB to engage with or disengage from a corresponding one of the first connectors of the baseboard horizontally with respect to the surface of the PCB and the baseboard, when the IO module is inserted into or removed from a corresponding IO slot from the frontend, without having to remove the housing, and
wherein the IO subsystem chassis and a server chassis housing the plurality of servers are disposed within an electronic rack.

US Pat. No. 10,130,444

ENDODONTIC INSTRUMENT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An endodontic instrument adapted to be axially reciprocated within a root canal to remove material from walls of the root canal, the endodontic instrument comprising:an elongate rod having a proximate end and an opposite distal tip end defining a working portion disposed between the proximate end and the distal tip end, the working portion including an upper region and a lower region;
a plurality of flutes extending helically around the working portion, each flute including a curved concave flute surface, a pair of flute shoulders at the peripheral edges of the concave flute surface, a flute width defined by a distance between the pair of flute shoulders, and a flute depth defined by a point of maximum depth between the pair of flute shoulders; and
a plurality of lands extending helically around the working portion, each land positioned between a pair of axially adjacent flutes and including a curved concave land surface, a pair of land shoulders at the peripheral edges of the concave land surface, a land width defined by a distance between the pair of land shoulders, and a land depth defined by a point of maximum depth between the pair of land shoulders,
wherein the land width is less than the flute width and the land depth is less than the flute depth in the upper region of the working portion.

US Pat. No. 10,134,359

DEVICE OR METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. An image display device for generating output image data by correcting an input image, the image display device comprising:separation means configured to separate an illumination light component from the input image using a filter;
corrected illumination light component calculation means configured to calculate a corrected illumination light component by adjusting the separated illumination light component using an illumination light component adjustment parameter for adjusting brightness of the illumination light component; and
generation means configured to generate the output image data on the basis of the corrected illumination light component, wherein
the corrected illumination light component calculation means calculates the corrected illumination light component by combining and summing up the illumination light component separated by the separation means and a low-gradation component-enhanced illumination light component, the low-gradation component-enhanced illumination light component being obtained by adjusting the degree of enhancement of a low-gradation component of the illumination light component.

US Pat. No. 10,133,911

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VERIFYING FINGERPRINT

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for verifying a fingerprint, comprising:acquiring N pressing operations successively performed by a finger of a user within an area for acquiring the fingerprint, wherein N>1;
generating a sequence of fingerprints to be verified according to fingerprints and pressing intensities of the N pressing operations;
comparing the sequence of fingerprints to be verified with a reference sequence of fingerprints; and
determining that the fingerprint of the user is successfully verified when the sequence of fingerprints to be verified is the same as the reference sequence of fingerprints,
wherein generating the sequence of fingerprints to be verified according to the fingerprints and the pressing intensities of the N pressing operations further comprises:
classifying operation types of the N pressing operations, wherein the pressing operations of which the pressing intensities exceed a preset threshold value belong to a first operation type and the pressing operations of which the pressing intensities do not exceed the preset threshold value belong to a second operation type;
sequencing the operation types according to pressing moments of the corresponding N pressing operations to obtain a sequence of operations; and
generating the sequence of fingerprints to be verified according to the sequence of operations and the fingerprints.

US Pat. No. 10,132,012

END-FRAY RESISTANT HEAT-SHRINKABLE WOVEN SLEEVE, ASSEMBLY THEREWITH AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a flexible textile sleeve assembly, comprising:providing an elongate member;
weaving an elongate wall having a circumferentially closed wall extending lengthwise along a central axis between opposite ends by weaving warp yarn extending generally parallel to the central axis with weft yarn including at least one heat-shrinkable weft yarn extending generally transversely to the warp yarn with at least one of the warp or weft yarns having a diameter between about 0.20-0.40 mm including at least one melt, heat-fusible yarn having a diameter between about 0.05-0.10 mm served thereabout;
at least partially melting the at least one low melt, heat-fusible yarn at a first temperature without substantially shrinking the at least one heat-shrinkable weft yarn;
cutting the wall to length;
disposing the elongate member in a cavity of the wall; and
heating the at least one heat-shrinkable weft yarn in the wall to a second temperature greater than said first temperature and shrinking the wall about the elongate member.

US Pat. No. 10,132,004

WATERPROOF SOUND-PERMITTING SHEET, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH WATERPROOF SOUND-PERMITTING SHEET

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A waterproof sound-permitting sheet comprising:a porous substrate layer having a plurality of first pores;
a porous nanoweb layer, which is stacked on a first surface of the porous substrate layer, has a plurality of second pores, and is formed by electrospinning a polymer material to which a color pigment is added, and the porous nanoweb layer is formed of accumulation of ultra-fine fiber strands having a diameter in a range of 0.3-1.5 urn by electrospinning the polymer material and the first pores have an average size of 2 um or less; and
a double-sided adhesive tape which is stacked along an edge of the porous nanoweb layer on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the porous substrate layer, wherein the double-sided adhesive tape comprises: a substrate layer formed in a nanoweb layer form and having a plurality of third pores, a first adhesive layer formed on a first surface of the substrate layer, the first adhesive layer being formed in a first nanoweb form made of first nanofiber strands, the first nanofiber strands being made of a first adhesive material; and a second adhesive layer formed on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate layer, the second adhesive layer formed in a second nanoweb form made of second nanofiber strands, the second nanofiber strands being made of a second adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 10,136,554

PASSIVE TWO-PHASE COOLING WITH FORCED COOLING ASSIST

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a pump that circulates a coolant refrigerant through a two-phase refrigerant system associated with a first electronic component;
a valve that controls a flow path of the coolant refrigerant that flows through the two-phase refrigerant system, wherein the valve modifies the flow path of the coolant refrigerant through the two-phase refrigerant system in response to a determination that an operation of the pump satisfies a defined criterion; and
a controller that transfers, based on the determination that the operation of the pump satisfies the defined criterion, at least a portion of information associated with the first electronic component to a second electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,136,504

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AQUATIC LIGHTING USING POWER LINE COMMUNICATION

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. An aquatic lighting system, comprising:a lighting controller configured to receive power via an AC power line, the lighting controller comprising:
a light driver circuit configured to be coupled to at least one light source;
a first power line modem configured to be connected to a local area network via a second powerline modem and the AC power line;
a processor that is configured to:
receive, from a user interface via the first power line modem, lighting data corresponding to a lighting selection specified by user input received by the user interface; and
cause the light driver circuit to drive the at least one light source to present the lighting selection based on the lighting data.

US Pat. No. 10,133,146

STRUCTURED ILLUMINATION MICROSCOPY UTILISING ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEFLECTORS

University of Leicester, ...

1. A beam steering apparatus comprising:one or more acousto-optic deflectors (AODs) operable to deflect the beam in response to applied acoustic deflection signals; and
an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) operable in response to an applied acoustic compensation signal to compensate for spatial and temporal disruption to the beam caused by the one or more AODs,
wherein the frequency of the acoustic compensation signal or the frequencies of the acoustic deflection signals are dynamically varied.

US Pat. No. 10,132,801

METHOD FOR SCREENING NEW DRUG CANDIDATE INHIBITING TARGET PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST-IN-CLASS DRUG

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method for high-throughput screening a substance that inhibits protein-protein interactions, the method comprising the steps of: (a) manufacturing a protein chip comprising spots, wherein the spots are made by immobilizing mixtures comprising a sol-gel material, a first protein having the ability to bind to a second protein, and a plurality of candidate substances binding to the first protein, and each of the mixtures is immobilized on a well of the chip, wherein the candidate substances are natural substances or aptamers; (b) allowing the protein chip to react with the second protein, which has the ability to bind to the first protein immobilized on the chip; and (c) measuring the binding between the first protein immobilized on the chip and the second protein by analyzing a signal appeared in the spots, and selecting a candidate substance showing reduced or no signal in the spot based on the inhibition of the binding between the first protein and the second protein, relative to signal in the spot of the binding between the first protein and the second protein when the candidate substance is not present.

US Pat. No. 10,132,156

DOWNHOLE DISTRIBUTED PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAYS, DOWNHOLE PRESSURE SENSORS, DOWNHOLE DISTRIBUTED PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAYS INCLUDING QUARTZ RESONATOR SENSORS, AND RELATED METHODS

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A downhole distributed pressure sensor array, comprising:sensor housings each having a longitudinal axis, at least one sensor housing of the sensor housings comprising at least one pressure sensor disposed in a sealed pressure housing for detecting a pressure of an environment external to the at least one sensor housing, the at least one sensor housing having an opening defined in a lateral sidewall of the at least one sensor housing extending along the longitudinal axis of the at least one sensor housing, the opening configured to place the at least one pressure sensor in communication with the pressure of the environment external to the at least one sensor housing via a fluid;
cable segments connecting the sensor housings; and
at least one electrical conductor extending along the longitudinal axes of the sensor housings and through at least one cable segment of the cable segments and connecting the at least one sensor housing to an adjacent sensor housing of the sensor housings, wherein a portion of the at least one electrical conductor passes within the at least one sensor housing around, spaced from, and exterior to an entirety of the sealed pressure housing of the at least one sensor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,528

COUPLING UNIT AND INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A coupling unit for an industrial control system, havinga first module connection for making electrical contact with a first control module,
a second module connection for making electrical contact with a second control module,
a first field connection for making electrical contact with a first industrial field device,
a second field connection for making electrical contact with a second industrial field device,
a data transmission medium for a transmission of communication data, and
a signal transmission medium for a transmission of field signals, the signal transmission medium comprising individual signal lines;
each of the first module connection and the second module connection comprising electrical contact elements which form a communication signal region and a field signal region,
contact elements of the communication signal region of the first module connection and contact elements of the communication signal region of the second module connection each being connected in an electrically conductive manner to the data transmission medium,
a contact element of the field signal region of the first module connection being connected to the first field connection via a first signal line of the signal transmission medium,
a further contact element of the field signal region of the first module connection being connected to the second field connection via a second signal line of the signal transmission medium,
a contact element of the field signal region of the second module connection being connected to the first field connection via a third signal line of the signal transmission medium, and
a further contact element of the field signal region of the second module connection being connected to the second field connection via a fourth signal line of the signal transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,135,922

GRANULAR SYNC/SEMI-SYNC ARCHITECTURE

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a write request targeting a first storage object having a replication relationship with second storage object;
tracking processing of the write request by a first endpoint hosting the first storage object based upon a state of a change set log of write requests processed by the first endpoint being less than a boundary of the change set log, wherein an identifier and request type of the write request and a reference to the write request within the change set log are tracked; and
transmitting the change set log to a second endpoint hosting the second storage object for processing of the write requests within the change set log based upon the boundary being reached, wherein the write request is processed by the second endpoint upon the second storage object.

US Pat. No. 10,134,227

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING GAME CONTENT FROM A SINGLE ONLINE GAME ACCESSIBLE TO USERS VIA MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A multi-platform gaming system comprising:one or more data stores configured to store:
computer-executable instructions;
user account information including user preferences and game state information associated with one or more user accounts; and
content rendering instructions for rendering content for a single online game on a plurality of platforms, which include a first platform and a second platform, wherein the first platform is configured to simulate immersion within online games and is different from the second platform;
a network interface configured to communicate with a plurality of network service devices; and
one or more physical computer processors in communication with the one or more data stores, wherein the computer-executable instructions, when executed, configure the one or more processors to:
receive, via the network interface, an electronic request associated with a first client computing device to access and play a first online game, the electronic request comprising:
an electronic indication of a user account associated with a first user; and
platform identifying information;
obtain, via the one or more data stores, based on the electronic request, first user account information associated with the first user including first game state information associated with the first online game;
determine whether the electronic request is associated with the first platform or the second platform based at least in part on the platform identifying information;
if the electronic request is from the first platform:
obtain content rendering instructions pertaining to the first platform from the one or more data stores;
generate first platform content based at least in part on the obtained content rendering instructions and the obtained first game state information, wherein the first platform content includes first platform specific settings associated with the first platform including a set of motion inputs, views, and visibility, and the first platform content is further configured to be displayed stereoscopically;
transmit the first platform content to the first client computing device for display and interaction;
track movements of the first client computing device in a physical space;
automatically match the tracked movements to a virtual space in which the first online game is played such that the tracked movements in the physical space correspond to movements of a character or viewpoint within the virtual space;
transmit the first platform content to the first client computing device for display and interaction;
if the electronic request is from the second platform:
obtain the content rendering instructions pertaining to the second platform from the one or more data stores;
generate second platform content based at least in part on the obtained content rendering instructions and the obtained first game state information, wherein the second platform content includes second platform specific settings associated with the second platform including a set of motion inputs, views, and visibility and is different than the first platform specific settings, and the second platform content is adjusted to depict operations in the associated game instance in response to commands received over the network interface from the first client computing device;
transmit the second platform content to the first client computing device for display and interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,133,126

CHIP PACKAGE HAVING A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A chip package, comprising:a flexible substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
a chip disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate, the chip includes an active surface and a back surface, the active surface faces toward the first surface and is electrically connected to the flexible substrate, and a first height exists between the back surface of the chip and the first surface of the flexible substrate;
a reinforcement sheet connected to the second surface of the flexible substrate, a reinforcement region on the first surface of the flexible substrate is defined by a profile of the reinforcement sheet, and the chip is located within the reinforcement region; and
a preformed pressure-proof member disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate including at least a pair of preformed pressure-proof ribs which are located outside of the chip oppositely and wholly within the reinforcement region, each of the preformed pressure-proof ribs includes a revealed surface and a connective surface opposite the revealed surface, the connective surface faces toward the first surface of the flexible substrate, and a second height exists between the revealed surface of the preformed pressure-proof rib and the first surface of the flexible substrate, wherein the second height is higher than the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,132,441

MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION OF INSULATED PIPES OR ELEMENTS THEREOF

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

5. An insulated pipe structure comprising:a. a pipe having an outer surface;
b. a granular insulating material at the outer surface, wherein the granular insulating material is in a notched or a bubble wrap container; and
c. an optional cover layer.

US Pat. No. 10,136,537

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a curved backlight unit configured to generate light;
a curved display panel disposed on the backlight unit to receive the light to display an image; and
a curved heat discharge bottom chassis fixing the curved backlight unit and the curved display panel to each other such that at least a portion of each of the backlight unit and the display panel is disposed in a cavity of the curved heat discharge bottom chassis,
wherein the curved backlight unit comprises:
a light source unit configured to generate the light; and
an optical member disposed on the light source unit,
wherein the curved heat discharge bottom chassis comprises:
a light source unit accommodating part forming a bottom surface of the cavity that faces the curved display panel, the light source unit accommodating part accommodating the light source unit;
an optical member accommodating part integrally protruding from the bottom surface of the light source unit accommodating part to form first accommodating sidewalls of a first portion of the cavity, the optical member accommodating part accommodating the optical member and supporting the display panel; and
a display panel accommodating part integrally protruding from the first accommodating sidewalls of the optical member accommodating part to form second accommodating sidewalls of a second portion of the cavity, the display panel accommodating part accommodating the display panel,
wherein the light source unit accommodating part, the optical member accommodating part, and the display panel accommodating part form a single unitary structure.

US Pat. No. 10,136,485

METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE LIGHT OUTPUT OF ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A method of operating, over a plurality of time intervals, an illumination system comprising (i) only a single power supply, (ii) one or more first strings of light-emitting elements, and (iii) one or more second strings of light-emitting elements, different from the one or more first strings, wherein the first and second strings are configured to emit light of different optical characteristics, the method comprising:(A) during a first time interval within the plurality of time intervals, (i) forward biasing the one or more first strings by supplying thereto a first signal from the power supply, and (ii) reverse biasing the one or more second strings;
(B) during a second time interval after the first time interval, disconnecting the one or more first strings from the power supply and disconnecting the one or more second strings from the power supply;
(C) during a third time interval after the second time interval, (i) forward biasing the one or more second strings by supplying thereto a second signal from the power supply, and (ii) reverse biasing the one or more first strings;
(D) repeating (A)-(C) one or more times;
during step (D), varying a perceived overall optical characteristic of light emitted by the illumination system over the plurality of time intervals by varying relative durations of the first and third time intervals; and
during step (D), decreasing an overall intensity of light emitted by the illumination system over the plurality of time intervals by increasing a duration of the second time interval,
wherein an amplitude of the first signal is equal to an amplitude of the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,134,711

THERMALLY ENHANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATION AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A thermally enhanced semiconductor assembly with three dimensional integration, comprising:a stacked semiconductor sub-assembly that includes a first device, a second device, a molding compound and a routing circuitry, wherein the first device is electrically coupled to a first surface of the routing circuitry and the second device is electrically coupled to a second surface of the routing circuitry opposite to the first surface, the molding compound covers the first surface of the routing circuitry and surrounds and conformally coats and covers sidewalls of the first device, peripheral edges of the routing circuitry and peripheral edges of the molding compound together define peripheral edges of the stacked semiconductor sub-assembly, and the second device does not laterally extend beyond the peripheral edges of the stacked semiconductor sub-assembly;
a wiring board that includes a first wiring structure, a second wiring structure and a heat spreader, wherein (i) the first wiring structure has a first surface, an opposite second surface, and a through opening extending from the first surface and to the second surface, (ii) the heat spreader is disposed in the through opening and has a backside surface substantially coplanar with the first surface of the first wiring structure, (iii) the second wiring structure is disposed on the backside surface of the heat spreader and the first surface of the first wiring structure and electrically connected to the first wiring structure and thermally conductible to the heat spreader through metallized vias, and (iv) the stacked semiconductor sub-assembly is disposed in the through opening such that the peripheral edges of the stacked semiconductor sub-assembly are laterally surrounded by and spaced from interior sidewalls of the through opening; and
a plurality of bonding wires that electrically couple the routing circuitry to the wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,134,496

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EMPTYING A WASTE VESSEL

GE Healthcare Limited Com...

1. A method for directing a waste fluid from a radiopharmaceutical synthesis system to a waste vessel comprising:serially connecting a primary waste vessel to a secondary waste vessel with a fluid conduit, including a waste valve connected to said fluid conduit extending between the primary waste vessel and secondary waste vessel, wherein the primary waste vessel includes a discharge conduit extending substantially to a lowest surface within the primary waste vessel such that the discharge conduit is connected to the fluid conduit;
opening the waste valve so as to allow fluid communication between cavities of the primary and secondary waste vessels;
drawing a low pressure in both waste vessels;
closing the waste valve so as to fluidically isolate the secondary waste vessel from the primary waste vessel;
discharging the waste fluid through a pump valve into the primary waste vessel, and
opening the waste valve so that the low pressure in the secondary waste vessel evacuates the waste fluid from the primary waste vessel into the secondary waste vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,134,024

CHECK CASHING WITH A MOBILE PHONE

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. A method, comprising:verifying a user of a first remote device is an authorized user;
receiving data representative of a check having a check amount from the first remote device;
verifying the check is valid with a second remote device;
generating certification data corresponding to the check, the certification data comprises a unique code corresponding to the check responsive to verifying the check is valid;
causing funds corresponding to the check amount to be placed on hold and reserved for purposes of paying the check;
sending data representative of the unique code corresponding to the check to a mobile device associated with the user responsive to determining that the check is valid;
receiving data representative of the check and the unique code from a third remote device;
verifying the unique code corresponds with the check; and
authorizing dispensing of cash at the third remote device responsive to verifying that the unique code corresponds to the check.

US Pat. No. 10,132,194

SEAL SEGMENT LOW PRESSURE COOLING PROTECTION SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud comprisinga plurality of carrier segments comprising metallic material and arranged circumferentially adjacent to one another around an axis,
a plurality of blade track segments comprising ceramic-matrix composite material and arranged circumferentially adjacent to one another around the axis, each blade track segment coupled to one of the carrier segments,
a plurality of thin-walled tubes each defining an internal cooling air plenum, each thin-walled tube extending into one of the carrier segments and configured to direct a flow of cooling air toward a radially-outward facing side of the blade track segment, and
a plurality of track-segment couplers, each track-segment coupler coupled to one of the carrier segments and configured to hold one of the blade track segments on the carrier segment,
wherein each track-segment coupler is configured to receive one of the thin-walled tubes to hold the thin-walled tube in place relative to the carrier segment.

US Pat. No. 10,131,719

PROCESS FOR DEGASSING AND BUFFERING POLYOLEFIN PARTICLES OBTAINED BY OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing a polyolefin polymer comprising the steps ofa) forming a particulate polyolefin polymer by polymerizing one or more olefins in the presence of a polymerization catalyst system in a polymerization reactor;
b) discharging the formed polyolefin particles from the polymerization reactor to a degassing vessel;
c) degassing the polyolefin particles by a process comprising at least two degassing steps of contacting the polyolefin particles with a nitrogen stream in the degassing vessel; and
d) transferring the polyolefin particles from the vessel, in which the contacting of the polyolefin particles with the nitrogen stream is carried out, to a melt mixing device, in which the polyolefin particles are melted, mixed and thereafter pelletized, without passing the particles through a buffering device,
e) while discharging, discontinuing the transferring step for at least 4 hours, wherein the start of the discontinuing the transferring step, the degassing vessel is only partly filled with polyolefin particles.

US Pat. No. 10,130,734

ENDOPROSTHETIC COMPONENT

CERAMTEC GMBH, Plochinge...

1. An endoprosthetic component comprising:a first outer region; and
a second inner region;
wherein the material of the first outer region has a greater 4-point bending strength than the material of the second inner region,
wherein the second inner region has pores with pore sizes between 100 and 1000 ?m; and
wherein top and bottom surfaces of the first outer region extend beyond respective end surfaces of the second inner region.

US Pat. No. 10,136,542

ELECTROMECHANICAL FUNCTION UNIT FOR A BATTERY-OPERATED, HANDHELD WORK APPARATUS

1. A function unit for a battery operated, handheld work apparatus, the function unit comprising:an operating switch for operating the work apparatus;
an actuating member configured to actuate said operating switch;
a circuit board having a plurality of electronic components arranged thereon;
said circuit board having a control unit mounted thereon for operating said work apparatus;
said circuit board having a first circuit board side and a second circuit board side facing away from said first circuit board side;
a housing defining a housing-fixed wall;
said first circuit board side facing toward said housing-fixed wall;
said operating switch being arranged at said second circuit board side;
a mechanical support arrangement connected to said housing-fixed wall and being independent of said circuit board;
said operating switch being statically supported by said support arrangement independently of said circuit board;
said support arrangement projecting from said housing and, without a mechanical connection to said circuit board, from said second circuit board passing side to said first circuit board side; and,
said circuit board having a passthrough opening formed therein to accommodate the passing of said support arrangement therethrough so as to cause said support arrangement to mechanically brace said operating switch against said housing-fixed wall.

US Pat. No. 10,136,518

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR HAVING THREE EXTERNAL ELECTRODES AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers stacked therein in a width direction thereof;
an active region including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed, having one of the dielectric layers interposed therebetween;
first and second lead portions extending from the first internal electrode so as to be exposed to a mounting surface of the ceramic body, and disposed to be spaced apart from each other in a length direction of the ceramic body;
a third lead portion extending from the second internal electrode so as to be exposed to the mounting surface of the ceramic body, and disposed between the first and second lead portions;
fourth and fifth lead portions extending from the first internal electrode so as to be exposed to a surface of the ceramic body opposing the mounting surface of the ceramic body, and disposed to be spaced apart from each other in the length direction thereof;
a sixth lead portion extending from the second internal electrode to be exposed to the surface of the ceramic body opposing the mounting surface of the ceramic body, and disposed between the fourth and fifth lead portions;
first and second external electrodes disposed on the mounting surface of the ceramic body to be spaced apart from each other in the length direction thereof, and connected to the first and second lead portions, respectively; and
a third external electrode disposed on the mounting surface of the ceramic body between the first and second external electrodes, and connected to the third lead portion;
wherein A/L is in a range of 0.64 to 1.14 (0.64?A/L?1.14), in which L is a length of the ceramic body determined in the length direction and A is a width of the active region determined in the width direction, and
W/L is in a range of 0.7 to 1.2, in which W is a width of the ceramic body determined in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,136,207

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USED AS VOICE COIL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND LOUDSPEAKER WITH THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A printed circuit board used as a voice coil comprising N board units stacked over one another, where N?1, the printed circuit board having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, each board unit having a first electrically connecting region and a second electrically connecting region, all of the first electrically connecting regions being stacked over one another, all of the second electrically connecting regions being stacked over one another, each board unit having a first circuit structure, a base, and a second circuit structure arranged from top to bottom, in each two adjacent board units, the first electrically connecting region of the second circuit structure of an upper board unit being electrically connected in series with the first electrically connecting region of the first circuit structure of a lower board unit, in each board unit, the first circuit structure being electrically connected in series with the second circuit structure in the second electrically connecting region, each first circuit structure starting in the first electrically connecting region, spiraling around and closes to the second electrically connecting region, and ending in the second electrically connecting region, each second circuit structure starting in the second electrically connecting region, spiraling around and away from the second electrically connecting region, and ending in the first electrically connecting region, each first circuit structure and second circuit structure spiraling around the second electrically connecting region along a clockwise direction or a counterclockwise direction, starting points in the first electrically connecting regions of the first circuit structures of the board units being staggered, and starting points in the second electrically connecting regions of the second circuit structures of the board units being staggered, ending points in the second electrically connecting regions of the first circuit structures of the board units being staggered, and ending points in the first electrically connecting regions of the second circuit structures of the board units being staggered.

US Pat. No. 10,135,537

PROGRAMMABLE SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE MODULE

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A system to perform one or more service assurance and management functionalities on a network, the system comprising:remotely programmable small form factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver located at a network node including an optical transmitter and an optical receiver;a programmable signal processor coupled with the SFP optical transceiver;the SFP optical transceiver, the programmable signal processor, a discoverer and a remote station coupled to the network;the discoverer discovering the programmable signal processor in the network;the remote station programming the programmable signal processor, with a selected subset of one or more service and assurance functionalities transmitted by the remote station to said programmable signal processor, wherein the selected subset is based on power limitations of the SFP optical transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,134,725

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT APPLIED IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit, comprising:a first N-type transistor, comprising:
a first gate terminal, coupled to a ground terminal;
a first electrode terminal, coupled to the first gate terminal; and
a second electrode terminal;
a second N-type transistor, comprising:
a second gate terminal, coupled to a metal pad;
a third electrode terminal, coupled to the second gate terminal;
a fourth electrode terminal, coupled to the second electrode terminal; and
a fifth electrode terminal; and
a high-voltage tracing circuit, comprising:
a first input terminal, coupled to the metal pad and configured to receive a metal pad voltage;
a second input terminal, configured to receive a supply voltage; and
an output terminal, coupled to the fifth electrode terminal, configured to output a high-voltage tracing voltage, wherein the high-voltage tracing voltage is larger than or equal to the metal pad voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,136,567

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY PROTECTED ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE

Emprimus, LLC, Minneapol...

1. A door assembly for shielding electronic equipment, the assembly comprising:a metal frame;
a metal outer wall attached to the metal frame;
a shielding curtain moveably attached to the metal frame; and
a hollow, inflatable member positioned along a perimeter of the metal frame and between the metal frame and the shielding curtain;
a latch adapted for attachment to the metal frame, the latch comprising:
a first mounting plate having a first plurality of hollow cylinders positioned along an edge of the first mounting plate, wherein the first plurality of hollow cylinders each includes a gap in at least a portion of the hollow cylinders;
a second mounting plate having a second plurality of hollow cylinders positioned along an edge of the second mounting plate, the second plurality of hollow cylinders offset from the first plurality of hollow cylinders such that, when the first and second mounting plate are aligned, the first and second plurality of hollow cylinders form a column of alternating hollow cylinders from the first and second pluralities of hollow cylinders;
a latch hinge including a plurality of pins extending from a locking flange and movable between engaged and disengaged positions by sliding the latch hinge in a direction parallel with an axis through the column of alternating hollow cylinders,
wherein in the engaged position, the plurality of pins of the latch hinge are at least partially positioned within hollow cylinders of the first and second pluralities of hollow cylinders and a portion of the latch hinge connecting the plurality of pins to the locking flange extends through the gap in each of the first hollow cylinders; and
wherein in the disengaged position, the plurality of pins of the latch hinge are positioned within the first plurality of hollow cylinders.

US Pat. No. 10,136,531

MEASUREMENT DEVICE WITH SINGLE CONTROL CIRCUIT

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

1. A measurement device comprising:a support having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, a first longitudinal end, and a second longitudinal end;
a plurality of recesses defined in the support and provided with openings leading toward the outside at the first surface;
sensors provided in the recesses; and
a flexible printed circuit for the sensors, the flexible printed circuit having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, the first longitudinal end of the flexible printed circuit extending beyond the first longitudinal end of the support and the second longitudinal end of the flexible printed circuit being offset from the second longitudinal end of the support,
wherein the support comprises a cavity in which the flexible printed circuit is housed, the cavity being defined in the second surface such that the flexible printed circuit has an exposed surface flush with the second surface of the support,
wherein the first flexible printed circuit is configured to connect to at least one second measurement device at the first longitudinal end, and
wherein the support is configured to receive a portion of a second flexible printed circuit of a second measurement device at the second longitudinal end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,514

EXTENSIBLE FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING EXTENSIBLE FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. An extensible flexible printed circuit board having extensibility, comprising:a plurality of flexible printed circuit boards, the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards being arranged at least a surface of each of the plurality of flexible circuit boards face a surface of another of the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards; and
a covering member whose material is a flexibly deformable elastomer, and which covers the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards;
wherein at least one of the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards comprises a component mounting part structured so as to receive electronic components mounted thereon;
wherein each of the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards comprises an extensible conductive part, the extensible conductive part comprising:
an extensible pattern part comprising a plurality of joint parts each intersecting a center line when an extension/contraction direction is set to the center line, and a plurality of curved parts each continuing from an end part of the joint part, and proceeding from the joint part to return to the center line side, and exhibiting extensibility by the curved parts bending to open or close; and
a portion other than the extensible pattern part;
wherein an insulating layer is provided between adjacent flexible printed circuit boards of the plurality of flexible circuit boards, the insulating layer comprising an adhesive layer at a region corresponding to the component mounting part, and the insulating layer does not include an adhesive layer at a portion corresponding to the extensible conductive part;
wherein the covering member penetrates through the plurality of flexible printed circuit boards at the portion other than the extensible pattern part.

US Pat. No. 10,135,974

CLIENT-SPECIFIC CONTROL OF SHARED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system providing a VoIP or other telecommunications service platform, the system comprising:a VoIP server that includes:
call-routing logic circuitry configured to provide VoIP or other telecommunications communications by providing call extensions for a plurality of customer accounts supported by the VoIP service platform routing calls for the provided call extensions; and
a call control engine including circuitry configured to control calls routed by the VoIP server by:
for each of the customer accounts, receiving telephone calls made to the customer account;
parsing, in response to the telephone calls, a respective set of one or more call processing instructions associated with the customer account that are written in a programming language that includes call flow commands for the call routing logic circuitry;
querying, based upon the parsing of the one or more call processing instructions, a customer server that provides call routing instructions for the telephone calls, wherein the query provides the call routing instructions without providing direct access to customer data stored on the customer server;
processing conditional statements responsive to the call routing instructions;
generating, in response to the conditional statements and associated call flow commands written in the programming language, routing instructions not included in the call processing instructions for controlling the received calls via the call routing logic; and
wherein the call routing logic circuitry is further configured and arranged to route the received calls using the routing instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,135,114

MIMO ANTENNA AND MIMO ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A window glass with a MIMO antenna comprising:a plurality of antenna elements respectively including a plurality of conductive elements that are connected to different feeding points from each other; and
one or more base members each being directly or indirectly provided at an upper edge portion of a windshield of a vehicle, the conductive elements being provided at either of the base members,
wherein the conductive element includes a conductive portion that is perpendicular with respect to a glass surface of the windshield,
wherein D/W, where “W” is a width of an open portion of a window frame at which the windshield is provided and “D” is a minimum distance between the conductive elements of the antenna elements in a direction parallel to the direction of “W”, is less than or equal to 0.35,
wherein a correlation coefficient ?e between the antenna elements at a resonance frequency is less than or equal to 0.3, and
wherein the base members are provided at a center portion sandwiched between a right side region of the upper edge portion at which a sun visor overlaps and a left side region of the upper edge portion at which the sun visor overlaps in a vehicle width direction, when the windshield is attached to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,133,991

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT TRAVEL TIME AND ROUTE COMPUTATION

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to perform operations comprising:
determining a starting location, wherein the starting location comprises a location of a completed task;
receiving a request to compute a travel route between the starting location and a set of task sites, the set of task sites comprising a first task site and a second task site;
searching for previously cached travel times between the starting location and the set of task sites, wherein the previously cached travel times were previously obtained from a request, sent via network communications using an application programming interface, to a third party service to calculate the respective travel times between the starting location, the first task site, and the second task site;
expanding a search for previously cached travel times by truncating a longitude and a latitude for geographical locations associated with the starting location and the set of task sites before searching for the previously cached travel times between the starting location and the set of task sites;
generating the travel route based on a minimization of a total travel time of respective travel times between the starting location and the first task site, between the starting location and the second task site, and between the first task site and the second task site; and
transmitting the travel route to a requestor.

US Pat. No. 10,133,688

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A method for transmitting information, comprising:requesting a shared memory from an operating system;
dividing the shared memory into memory groups and a reserved memory;
sending first information to be transmitted to the shared memory;
traversing the memory groups in the shared memory, and acquiring a first memory unit suitable for an amount of the first information, the memory groups comprising a static memory group and a dynamic memory group, each of the memory groups comprising at least one memory unit, each of the memory units in the memory group having an identical size, and the memory units in different memory groups having different sizes; and
storing the first information into the acquired first memory unit, so that the first information is read from the first memory unit by a receiving node,
wherein the traversing memory groups in the shared memory, and acquiring a first memory unit suitable for the amount of the first information comprises:
traversing the memory groups in the shared memory, and determining whether there is a memory unit having the size larger than the amount of the first information in each of the memory groups; and
if yes, acquiring, from the memory units having the sizes larger than the amount of the first information, a memory unit having a smallest size difference with the amount of the first information as the first memory unit; and
if no, reallocating a first memory unit suitable for the amount of the first information according to the reserved memory and an idle state of the memory unit in the dynamic memory group.

US Pat. No. 10,132,107

VEHICULAR LATCH WITH DIRECT LOCKING OF PAWL

Magna Closures Inc., New...

1. A vehicle latch, comprising:a ratchet movable between a striker capture position wherein the ratchet is positioned to retain a striker and a striker release position wherein the ratchet is positioned to release the striker, wherein the ratchet is biased towards the striker release position;
a primary pawl movable between a ratchet holding position wherein the primary pawl is positioned to hold the ratchet in the striker capture position and a ratchet release position wherein the primary pawl permits the movement of the ratchet out of the striker capture position, wherein the primary pawl is biased towards the ratchet holding position, the primary pawl being pivotally mounted to an auxiliary ratchet;
wherein the auxiliary ratchet is movable between a primary pawl enabling position in which the auxiliary ratchet moves the primary pawl and then permits the primary pawl to be biased toward the ratchet holding position and a primary pawl disabling position in which the auxiliary ratchet positions the primary pawl in the ratchet release position, wherein the auxiliary ratchet is biased towards the primary pawl disabling position;
a secondary pawl movable between an auxiliary ratchet holding position in which the secondary pawl is positioned to hold the auxiliary ratchet in the primary pawl enabling position, and an auxiliary ratchet release position in which the secondary pawl is positioned to permit movement of the auxiliary ratchet to the primary pawl disabling position, wherein the secondary pawl is biased towards the auxiliary ratchet holding position; and
a gear that is operatively connected to a motor for movement in response to selective actuation of the motor to a secondary pawl locking position in which a gear locking surface on the gear directly blocks movement of a secondary pawl locking surface on the secondary pawl so that the gear directly locks the secondary pawl in the auxiliary ratchet holding position.

US Pat. No. 10,131,093

WELDED STRUCTURAL JOINT BETWEEN A HIGH-PERFORMANCE THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND AN ELASTOMER

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for producing a welded structural joint between a thermoplastic matrix of a composite material and an elastomer, comprising the steps of:functionalizing an elastomeric material using a nonwoven textile formed from thermoplastic material fibers configured to be welded with the thermoplastic matrix of said composite material, functionalization is carried out by penetration of the non-woven textile into a surface layer of the elastomeric material during vulcanization of the elastomeric material under pressure to provide a functionalized layer of the elastomeric material; and
welding the thermoplastic matrix of said composite material to the functionalized layer of the elastomeric material.

US Pat. No. 10,136,498

ACTUATION OF COLOURED LUMINAIRES FOR THE BRIGHTNESS CHANNEL

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a lighting arrangement for providing light to an interior of the vehicle; and
a light control infrastructure for actuating the lighting arrangement,
wherein the lighting arrangement comprises:
a control input for inputting a single control variable that assumes multiple control values, and
a multicoloured luminaire for producing light on the basis of the multiple control values,
wherein the multicoloured luminaire comprises an input interface for supplying a single colour variable and a brightness variable, wherein the single colour variable assumes multiple colour values, and wherein the brightness variable assumes multiple brightness values,
wherein the lighting arrangement further comprises a control unit, the control unit comprising the control input and an output interface for the single colour variable and the brightness variable, the output interface being connected to the input interface,
wherein the control unit is configured to assign a brightness value and a colour value to a control value received at the control input using a mapping rule and to output the assigned brightness value and colour value to the output interface, and
wherein the control unit forms a dedicated adapter module for the multicoloured luminaire, such that the adapter module and the luminaire together form a modified luminaire module, wherein the dedicated adapter module is separated from or integrated into the luminaire; and
wherein the light control infrastructure comprises:
a plurality of control outputs, wherein each of the plurality of control outputs is configured to output a respective single control variable that assumes respective multiple control values,
wherein the control input of the lighting arrangement is connectable to each of the plurality of control outputs of the light control infrastructure, such that the single control variable is provided from the light control infrastructure to the lighting arrangement, and
wherein the light control infrastructure further comprises an operator control unit for selecting or altering the single control variable to assume the multiple control values.

US Pat. No. 10,136,364

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONNECTED ENVIRONMENT

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for seamlessly and automatically switching a conversation from being provided via a mobile phone using a cellular network to being provided via resources of devices within an environment using a wireless local area network (WLAN) when a user of the mobile phone enters the environment, the environment including a home assistant device configured to provide artificial intelligence (AI) functionality in the environment, comprising:establishing a first communication link in a first frequency band corresponding to cellular communications to enable the conversation using the mobile phone outside of the environment of the home assistant device, the first communication link providing audio content of the conversation;
generating, by a camera of the home assistant device, image frames representing the environment of the home assistant device;
determining, by the home assistant device, characteristics of the environment based on the image frames, the characteristics including determining a presence of others not engaged in the conversation that are visually identified as being in the environment using the image frames representing the environment;
receiving, by a microphone of the home assistant device, speech of the conversation within the environment of the home assistant device;
determining, by the home assistant device, characteristics of the speech of the conversation, the characteristics including content of the conversation; and
transferring, by the home assistant device, the conversation from the first communication link using the cellular network to a second communication link in a second frequency band corresponding to the WLAN to enable the conversation using the resources of the devices within the environment based on the characteristics of the environment and the characteristics of the speech, the first frequency band being different than the second frequency band, the resources including one or more of display screens, microphones, cameras, or speakers, and the second communication link providing more content of the conversation in comparison with the first communication link by providing both audio content and video content.

US Pat. No. 10,135,740

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING RATE BY MEANS OF TOKEN BUCKET, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A token-bucket-based rate limiting method, comprising:acquiring, by network node equipment, a token bucket parameter according to an attribute of a message;
determining a current token amount according to a time threshold and the token bucket parameter, wherein the time threshold is set according to a sending rate of the message and a token addition rate of the token bucket; and
comparing the current token amount with a current message length to obtain a comparison result, and processing the message according to the comparison result;
wherein determining the current token amount according to the time threshold and the token bucket parameter comprises:
determining, by the network node equipment, a time difference according to arrival time of a last message in the token bucket parameter;
determining a token addition at the arrival time of the current message according to the time threshold, the time difference and the token addition rate in the token bucket parameter; and
determining the current token amount according to the token addition at the arrival time of the current message and according to a token amount in the token bucket parameter after rate limiting operation is performed over the last message;
wherein determining the token addition at the arrival time of the current message according to the time threshold and the time difference comprises:
comparing the time threshold with the time difference;
when the time difference is larger than the time threshold, determining that the token addition at the arrival time of the current message is equal to a product of the time difference and the token addition rate; and
when the time difference is smaller than or equal to the time threshold, determining that the token addition at the arrival time of the current message is equal to 0.

US Pat. No. 10,132,602

LIGHTWEIGHT MUNITION

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE, INC.,...

1. A munition comprising:a composite case;
a blast cone housed by the composite case;
a grenade aft of the blast cone and housed by the composite case;
a first attenuator forward of the blast cone; and
a second attenuator aft of the blast cone and forward of the grenade, wherein the first and second attenuators include a foam material, wherein the foam material is polyurethane.

US Pat. No. 10,131,183

RIGID WHEEL AND GROUSER DESIGNS FOR OFF-ROAD MOBILITY

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A wheel, comprising:a circular wheel main body; and
at least one grouser that is provided along an outer circumference of the circular wheel main body and has a contact surface drawing a first tangent line, the first tangent line being inclined opposite to a rotational direction of the circular wheel main body from the center line of the circular wheel main body,
wherein the at least one grouser includes a projection member, the projection member being provided to be inclined opposite to the rotational direction of the circular wheel main body from the center line of the circular wheel main body and having the contact surface of a rectangular shape, and
the center line of the circular wheel main body and the contact surface of the projection member defines an angle of approximately 90 degrees.
US Pat. No. 10,131,621

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING AMINOALCOHOLS AND GLYCOLS FROM AQUEOUS STREAMS OF TAURINE PRODUCTION

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for recovering monoethanolamine and/or ethylene glycols from an aqueous stream of taurine production from ethylene oxide or monoethanolamine, comprising:(a) adjusting the pH of an aqueous stream from taurine production from less than 8 to a pH up to 12 to recover monoethanolamine;
(b) adding isopropanol to an aqueous stream of taurine production and agitating to form a mixed phase;
(c) separating the mixed phase into an isopropanol phase and an aqueous phase; and
(d) recovering isopropanol to obtain monoethanolamine and/or ethylene glycols.

US Pat. No. 10,136,553

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTAINING THE SAME

LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD...

1. A device, comprising:a heat dissipation body comprising a closed chamber;
at least two pumps in the closed chamber to drive heat dissipation medium contained in the closed chamber to flow in one or more loops;
a spacer in the closed chamber to divide the closed chamber into a first chamber and a second chamber;
a shaft to fix the pump on the spacer; and
power sources on an outer surface of the closed chamber and each over one of the pumps in the closed chamber,
wherein:
a spacing is between at least one end of the spacer and a wall of the closed chamber, and
the pumps are on end portions of the spacer and on a same side of the spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,136,293

INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM THAT SELECTS AMONG PASSENGER ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR CONNECTION BASED ON POWER MEASUREMENTS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A vehicle entertainment system for use in a vehicle, the vehicle entertainment system comprising:a display device;
a Bluetooth transceiver;
at least one processor connected to the Bluetooth transceiver and the display device; and
at least one memory connected to the at least one processor and storing program code that is executed by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
displaying a first message on the display device instructing a passenger to move a passenger electronic device (PED) to a first location;
generating a list of Bluetooth identifiers of PEDs that are discovered through the Bluetooth transceiver;
for each of the Bluetooth identifiers in the list,
generating a first received signal strength indication from measurement of at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier, and
updating a candidate PEDs data structure to comprise a paired association between the Bluetooth identifier and the first received signal strength indication measured for the at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier;
following the updating of the candidate PEDs data structure, displaying a second message on the display device instructing the passenger to move the PED to a second location that is spaced apart from the first location;
for each of the Bluetooth identifiers in the list that is still discoverable through the Bluetooth transceiver,
generating a second received signal strength indication from measurement of at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier, and
updating the candidate PEDs data structure to further associate the Bluetooth identifier to the second received signal strength indication measured for the at least one radio signal received from the Bluetooth device having the Bluetooth identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,135,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARGING A BATTERY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in an electronic device, comprising:detecting a connection with a battery charger; and
transmitting to the battery charger a first request for at least one of a first voltage level and a first current level, wherein the at least one of the first voltage and the first current level are represented by a code;
receiving from the battery charger a signal, wherein:
when the signal from the battery charger is the code representing at least one of the first voltage level and the first current level, charging the battery using the at least one of the first voltage and the first current,
when the signal from the battery charger is a list of supported signal characteristics, transmitting a second request for a second voltage level and a second current level, that are different from the at least one of the first voltage level and the first current level in response to receiving an echo signal, charging the battery using at least one of the second voltage level and second current level, and
when the signal from the battery charger is a NACK (Not Acknowledge), transmitting to the battery charger another request for the at least one of the first voltage level and the first current level, in response to receiving an echo signal, charging the battery based on the results of the another request.

US Pat. No. 10,134,525

DUST CORE AND CHOKE

HITACHI METALS LTD., Tok...

1. A dust core comprising, as principal components:a pulverized powder of an Fe-based amorphous alloy ribbon corresponding to a first magnetic body; and
a Cr-containing Fe-based amorphous alloy atomized spherical powder corresponding to a second magnetic body,
wherein a mixing ratio of the pulverized powder to the atomized spherical powder is 95:5 through, but not including, 90:10 in a mass ratio,
wherein the pulverized powder and the atomized spherical powder are bound by a high-temperature binder,
wherein the pulverized powder is in the shape of a thin plate having two principal planes opposing each other and ends of the two principal planes include edges,
wherein the pulverized powder passes through a sieve with an opening of 106 ?m and does not pass through a sieve with an opening of 35 ?m,
wherein a minimum dimension along a plane direction of the principal planes in the pulverized powder is a grain size, the grain size of the pulverized powder is more than 50 ?m and not more than 150 ?m and is more than twice and not more than six times as large as a thickness of the Fe-based amorphous ahoy ribbon in a proportion of 80 mass % or more of the whole pulverized powder,
wherein the atomized spherical powder has a grain size defined by a median diameter D50 not more than a half of the thickness of the Fe-based amorphous alloy ribbon and not less than 3 ?m and not more than 12.5 ?m, and
wherein the Fe-based amorphous alloy ribbon has an ahoy composition represented by FeaSibBcCdMe wherein M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Cr, Mo, Mn, Zr and Hf; and a, b, c, d and a are atomic percentages satisfying relationships of 50?a?90, 5

US Pat. No. 10,130,906

PURIFICATION OF A GAS STREAM

Edwards Limited, Burgess...

1. A method for removing at least one gaseous impurity comprising a hydride, from a feed gas stream comprising nitrogen and hydrogen, the gaseous impurity being less volatile than the feed gas stream, the method comprising absorbing the gaseous impurity in a sub-cooled liquid propane at a cryogenic temperature and a pressure of one to two bar to remove the at least one gaseous impurity from the feed gas stream to produce a purified feed gas stream comprising nitrogen and hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,130,580

TASTE-MASKED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:(1) a plurality of taste-masked particles, wherein each taste-masked particle comprises:
(a) a drug-containing core particle;
(b) a taste-masking membrane disposed on said drug-containing core particle comprising a combination of a water-insoluble polymer and a gastrosoluble polymer, wherein the water-insoluble polymer is ethylcellulose and the gastrosoluble polymer is an aminoalkyl methacrylate copolymer; wherein the weight ratio of the water-insoluble polymer to the gastrosoluble polymer in the taste-masking membrane is about 50/50, and the taste-masking membrane thickness ranges from about 10% to 30% by weight of the coated particle,
and the pharmaceutical composition releases greater than or equal to about 60% of the total amount of drug in 30 minutes when tested for dissolution using United States Pharmacopoeia Apparatus 2 using paddles at 50 rpm in 900 mL of 0.1 N HCl at pH 1.2; and
(2) a plurality of rapidly-dispersing microgranules having an average particle size of not more than about 400 ?m comprising (i) a disintegrant and (ii) a sugar alcohol or a saccharide or a combination thereof, wherein each of said disintegrant and sugar alcohol or saccharide is present in the form of particles having an average particle diameter of not more than about 30 ?m, and wherein the pharmaceutical composition is an orally disintegrating tablet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,536

RESILIENT SHIELDING MEMBER FOR DEVICE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A resilient shielding member for device, comprising:a waterproofing component configured to resiliently contact a conductive first shield case constituting a first electrical device and a second shield case constituting a second electrical device in a liquid-tight manner over the entire circumference; and
a shielding component configured to conductively contact the first and second shield cases;
wherein the waterproofing component and the shielding component are integrated and disposed in a facing space between the first and second shield cases and surround conductive paths connecting the first and second electrical devices over an entire circumference.

US Pat. No. 10,136,526

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN ELASTIC MEMBER

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

7. An electronic device comprising:a framework defining an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other in a vertical direction, said upper surface forming a panel slot and said lower surface forming a plurality of receiving grooves, each of said receiving grooves including a notch around a side edge of the framework which extends in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction, and a tuber located in the notch;
a plurality of modules detachably mounted within the receiving grooves of the framework along a transverse direction perpendicular to both said vertical direction and said longitudinal direction; and
a plurality of elastic members each comprising a fixed portion attached to the module and a moveable portion having a corresponding latching recess mated with the latching tuber; wherein
a gap located around said side edge and defined between the module and the framework for accessing, from an exterior, the moveable portion of the elastic member to elastically deflect the moveable portion in said vertical direction to disengage the latching tuber from the latching recess.

US Pat. No. 10,136,520

METHODS OF FORMING A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE, AND RELATED MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURES AND MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A method of forming a microelectronic device structure, comprising:coiling a portion of a wire up and around at least one sidewall of a structure protruding from another structure; and
welding at least one interface between an upper region of the structure and an upper region of the coiled portion of the wire to form a fused region between the structure and the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,136,493

BRIGHTNESS MONITORING FOR LED FAILURES AND DAYLIGHTING TARGET ADJUSTING

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A system for adjusting a daylighting target for a lighting arrangement, comprising:a lighting fixture group comprising a plurality of lighting fixtures, each of said lighting fixtures in said lighting fixture group including: a housing, a lighting element, a light sensing element, a lighting fixture processor and a lighting fixture transceiver disposed within the housing;
a room controller having a first processor and a first transceiver, the first processor programmed to:
instruct, via the first transceiver, each of the plurality of lighting fixture processors to:
illuminate their lighting elements at a predetermined time of day;
receive sensed light level information from their light sensing elements while their lighting elements are illuminated; and
transmit, via the lighting fixture transceiver, respective messages including information representing the sensed light level;
wherein the first processor is further programmed to receive, via the first transceiver, the respective messages and to determine a daylighting target, and instruct, via the first transceiver, the plurality of lighting fixture processors to illuminate their respective lighting elements in accordance with the daylighting target.

US Pat. No. 10,135,109

METHOD OF FORMING A COAXIAL LINE MICROSTRUCTURE HAVING AN ENLARGED REGION ON A SUBSTRATE AND REMOVING THE COAXIAL LINE MICROSTRUCTURE FROM THE SUBSTRATE FOR MOUNTING ON A MOUNTING SUBSTRATE

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

1. A method of forming a coaxial transmission line microstructure, comprising:disposing a plurality of layers over a substrate, wherein the plurality of layers comprise one or more of dielectric and a conductive material;
forming the coaxial transmission line microstructure from the plurality of layers to include a center conductor, an outer conductor disposed around the center conductor, a non-solid volume between the center conductor and the outer conductor, and a transition structure for transitioning between the coaxial transmission line and an electrical connector, the transition structure having an end portion of the center conductor which has an increased dimension along an axis thereof to provide an enlarged region of the center conductor adapted to attach to an electrical connector, with the end portion of the center conductor disposed in an enlarged region of the outer conductor;
removing the coaxial transmission line microstructure from the substrate;
providing a mounting substrate having a support pedestal disposed thereon; and,
mounting the coaxial transmission line microstructure on the mounting substrate with the end portion of the center conductor disposed on, and supported by, the support pedestal.

US Pat. No. 10,131,431

INTERACTIVE SIDEWALL DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. An interactive sidewall display system, comprising:at least one display device extending along an inner sidewall of a vehicle and spanning at least two seats disposed in successive rows, the display device being responsive to input commands from passengers for displaying information and images thereon; and
a control module operatively connected to the at least one display device and configured to set at least one virtual boundary for the at least one display device, the virtual boundary defining user-specific regions for passenger interaction with the display device;
wherein the control module is configured to determine a determined seat pitch between the successive rows and set the at least one virtual boundary as a function of the determined seat pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,130,643

THYROMIMETICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FATTY LIVER DISEASES

Metabasis Therapeutics, I...

1. A method of decreasing fat content in the liver of a mammal, comprising administering to said mammal a therapeutically effective amount of a thyromimetic compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein said compound binds to a thyroid receptor,wherein said thyromimetic compound is a compound of Formula III:

 wherein
G is —CH2—,
T is selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)k— and —O(CH2)k—,
k is an integer from 0-4;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and optionally substituted —C1-C4 alkyl;
R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and optionally substituted —C1-C4 alkyl;
R5 is —OH;
X is selected from carboxylic acid or esters thereof, phosphonic acid, phosphonic acid monoester and P(O)YR11Y?R11;
Y and Y? are each independently selected from the group consisting of —O— and —NRv—;
when Y and Y? are both —O—, then each R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of —C(Rz)2—OC(O)Ry, —C(Rz)2—O—C(O)ORy, and -alkyl-S—C(O)Ry,
when Y and Y? are both —NRv—, then each R11 is —C(Rx)2COORy,
or when Y and Y? are independently selected from —O— and —NRv—, then together R11 and R11 are the group:

V, W, and W? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, and substituted heteroaryl;
Rv is hydrogen;
Rz is hydrogen;
Ry is alkyl; and
Rx is hydrogen or lower alkyl.
US Pat. No. 10,131,916

REGULATORY ELEMENT FOR HETEROLOGOUS PROTEIN PRODUCTION IN THE FRUITING BODY OF FILAMENTOUS FUNGI

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A nucleotide sequence comprising the regulatory element set forth in SEQ ID NO:4 operably linked to a heterologous nucleotide sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,136,556

ELECTRONICS RACK WITH SELECTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF HEAT SINK

Thermal Corp., Wilmingto...

1. An electronics rack comprising:a frame;
a heat sink coupled to the frame;
a cage adapted to support an electronic component, the cage being movable between a first position away from the heat sink and a second position toward the heat sink; and
an eccentric cam operatively positioned between the frame and the cage, the eccentric cam being rotatable to move the cage between the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,136,483

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH AUTO-SELECT SETTINGS FOR LINE VOLTAGE AND BALLAST VOLTAGE

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprising:at least two electrical conductors configured to connect to lamp fixture sockets wired to connect to either alternate current (AC) mains or a ballast;
one or more LED arrays;
a first full-wave rectifier connected to the at least two electrical conductors and configured to convert an input AC voltage from the AC mains into a first direct current (DC) voltage;
a ballast operation circuit comprising a second full-wave rectifier coupled in parallel with the first full-wave rectifier receiving the input AC voltage, the second full-wave rectifier configured to convert an input AC voltage from the ballast into a second DC voltage and to power the one or more LED arrays;
an LED driving circuit comprising an input filter, a power sustaining device, a driver comprising a voltage feedback module and a low voltage input, and one or more start-up resistors connected in parallel with the voltage feedback module, the one or more start-up resistors and the voltage feedback module configured to provide a low DC voltage to couple to the power sustaining device and to sustain operation of the LED driving circuit, wherein the LED driving circuit is configured to operate in response to the first DC voltage and to power the one or more LED arrays; and
an optocoupler comprising an infrared emitting diode and a phototransistor, the optocoupler configured to operate in response to the second DC voltage and to disable the LED driving circuit when enabled,
wherein:
the ballast operation circuit, the optocoupler, and the LED driving circuit are configured to auto-select the input AC voltage from either the AC mains or the ballast to operate the one or more LED arrays without ambiguity and risk of internal fire.

US Pat. No. 10,135,799

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD DATA SECURITY

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A system for protecting data-at-rest in a cloud-based service platform, the system comprising:a network connection;
a working memory device;
a persistent data storage medium; and
one or more processors coupled to the working memory device, the network connection and the persistent data storage medium, the persistent data storage medium containing instructions that, when executed on the system, cause the system to perform operations including:
performing, using the one or more processors, a first action involving a document stored in the working memory device of the system;
upon completion of the first action, transmitting, over the network connection, the document to a remote system operated by a security service provider for persistent storage, wherein prior to transmitting, the document being retained within the working memory device and not written to the persistent data storage medium;
deleting the document from the working memory device in response to receiving a confirmation of receipt of the document from the remote system operated by the security service provider;
determining, after deleting the document, that a second action requires access to the document;
receiving in response to a request, over the network connection using the one or more processors, the document from the remote system operated by the security service provider;
in response to receiving the document, maintaining the document within the working memory device, without writing the document to the persistent data storage medium;
performing, using the one or more processors, the second action involving the document; and
upon completion of the second action involving the document, deleting the document from the working memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,135,570

PHY ERROR INDICATION MESSAGING

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:performing physical layer control (PHY) of a wireless signal at a Layer 1 (L1) software module;
performing medium access control (MAC) of the wireless signal at a Layer 2 (L2) software module;
providing an application programming interface between the L1 software module and the L2 software module for receiving L1 configuration messages and providing error codes to the L2 software module;
receiving a L1 configuration message at the Layer 1 software module; and
providing a progressively generated enhanced error code from the L1 software module to the Layer 2 (L2) software module,
the enhanced error code based on progressive error checking of the received L1 configuration message at the L1 software module prior to installation as a configuration for the L1 software module.

US Pat. No. 10,135,092

POLYMER ELECTROLYTE, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A polymer electrolyte comprising:a separator including a porous nonwoven fabric as a support matrix and a pore-free polymer film layer formed on at least one surface of the porous nonwoven fabric, the pore-free polymer film layer being formed on entire surface of the at least one surface of the porous nonwoven fabric, wherein the porous nonwoven fabric is formed of a fiber, the fiber being formed of a core fiber made of PP (polypropylene) and a PE (polyethylene) coat on an outer periphery of the core fiber, the porous nonwoven fabric has a thickness of 10 ?m to 40 ?m and a porosity of 70% to 80%, and the pore-free polymer film layer has a thickness of 3 ?m to 5 ?m; and
a gel polymer portion including a gel-type polymer impregnated in the porous nonwoven fabric of the separator,
wherein the gel polymer portion is formed by a polymerization reaction of an electrolytic solution impregnated into the separator, the electrolytic solution comprising a gel polymer forming monomer, an organic solvent, a lithium salt, and a polymerization initiator,
wherein the pore-free polymer film layer comprises a polymer that is swellable in the electrolytic solution and in which electrolyte ions are conductible in the electrolytic solution, and
wherein the pore-free polymer film layer is formed by forming a porous nanofiber web on the at least one surface of the porous nonwoven fabric, and heating the porous nanofiber web at a temperature lower than a melting point of the porous nanofiber web, thereby converting the porous nanofiber web into the pore-free polymer film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,134,715

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHODS

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A display comprising:(a) a plurality of light emitting rigid chixels affixed to a substrate, said plurality of light emitting rigid chixels collectively providing a visible display, said display having both vertical and horizontal directions defined in the plane of said visible display;
(b) each of said plurality of light emitting rigid chixels comprising:
i. a plurality of light emitting pixels affixed to a rigid substrate, said rigid substrate having a non-functional edge and an adjacent region devoid of any conductor;
ii. said plurality of light emitting pixels arranged upon said rigid substrate to provide a spaced array of pixels providing a plurality of substantially equal first pixel gaps between adjacent light emitting pixels in a vertical direction;
iii. said plurality of light emitting pixels disposed in a linear arrangement with respect to each other when viewed on said visible display, the direction of said linear arrangement being parallel to said vertical direction;
iv. wherein one of said plurality of light emitting pixels is a top pixel disposed at a terminus of said linear arrangement, and wherein one of said plurality of light emitting pixels is a bottom pixel disposed at another terminus of said linear arrangement;
(c) said plurality of light emitting rigid chixels arranged upon said substrate to provide a spaced array of chixels, said spaced array of chixels providing a plurality of substantially equal second pixel gaps disposed across said non-functional edges between the top pixel of each adjacent light emitting chixel in both said horizontal and said vertical directions;
(d) said spaced array of chixels further providing a plurality of substantially equal third pixel gaps disposed across said non-functional edges between the bottom pixel of each adjacent light emitting chixel in both said horizontal and said vertical directions;
(e) further characterized in that each of said plurality of second gaps is substantially equal to each of said plurality of third pixel gaps across said display.

US Pat. No. 10,134,384

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING HUMAN SPEECH

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method for synthesizing speech using piezoelectric material in contact with a chest of a subject, the method comprising:obtaining a piezoelectric electrical signal from the piezoelectric material, the piezoelectric electrical signal based on mechanical movement of the chest, the mechanical movement related to movement of sound tendons of the subject during an act of speaking;
communicating the piezoelectric electrical signal to a signal processor;
manipulating the piezoelectric electrical signal in the signal processor using signal processing techniques;
extracting from the manipulated piezoelectric electrical signal a set of speech identifying parameters; and
generating a speech signal using the set of speech identifying parameters, the speech signal corresponding to the piezoelectric electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,134,013

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLUSTERING OF REPAIR ORDERS BASED ON INFERENCES GATHERED FROM REPAIR ORDERS

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A method comprising:based on a particular computer-readable vehicle repair order (RO) being associated with an existing cluster identifier that is stored within a data storage device to identify an existing cluster of ROs, determining, by at least one processor, that the particular RO is contained in the existing cluster of ROs, wherein the particular RO specifies a particular vehicle symptom, wherein the existing cluster of ROs is arranged to contain ROs that specify the particular vehicle symptom, and wherein the data storage device contains data that identifies a plurality of taxonomy terms each indicative of a respective vehicle component;
making a determination, by the at least one processor, that the particular RO includes a first text string representative of a non-specific vehicle component by determining that the first text string matches two or more taxonomy terms of the plurality;
in response to making the determination, the at least one processor determining a particular vehicle system that is associated with the particular vehicle symptom and that is represented by a second text string;
generating, by the at least one processor, a particular text string based on a combination of the first text string and at least a portion of the second text string; and
the at least one processor determining that the particular text string matches just one taxonomy term, of the plurality of taxonomy terms, indicative of a specific vehicle component, and responsively moving the particular RO from the existing cluster of ROs to a different cluster of ROs, wherein the different cluster is arranged to contain ROs that specify the particular vehicle symptom and the specific vehicle component.

US Pat. No. 10,132,922

PROXIMITY SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE DISTANCE FROM AN OBJECT

Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen ...

1. Proximity sensor for measuring the distance (D) from an object, comprising:a microwave oscillator which provides a transmission wave as an output signal, which the proximity sensor emits in the direction of the object as a free space transmission wave which the object, which is electrically conductive or at least has an electrically conductive surface, reflects as a free space reflection wave and the proximity sensor receives as a reflection wave,
wherein a determination of the reflection factor (?) from the transmission wave and the reflection wave is provided, which the proximity sensor provides as a measure for the distance (D),
wherein the transmission wave is guided in a waveguide as a waveguide transmission wave,
wherein the injection of the transmission wave into the waveguide is provided with a wave mode which leads to the separation of the waveguide transmission wave at the aperture at the front end of the waveguide into the free space transmission wave and to the propagation of the free space transmission wave towards the object.

US Pat. No. 10,132,731

LOAD FRAME TESTING DEVICE ADAPTED TO TEST DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIV...

1. A load frame device comprising:a top plate;
a base plate; and
one or more load testing frames, each one comprising:
a first pair of jaws to hold and secure in place a first portion of one or more test specimens;
a load cell to be securely seated and coupled to the base plate; and
a second pair of jaws to be connected to the load cell such that the force applied on the second pair of jaws is transferred to the load cell for measurement wherein, the load frame device further comprises one or more environment controlling chambers to be positioned within or around the one or more load testing frames,
wherein the one or more environment controlling chambers further comprises:
an input and output opening connected to a conveyor,
a base cover having a base cover opening,
wherein the input and output opening enables the entry and exit of a substance through the one or more environment controlling chambers,
wherein the substance is liquid or gas;
a top cover having a top cover opening,
wherein the base cover opening and the top cover opening receives the one or more test specimens such that, an intermediary portion of the one or more test specimens is positioned inside the one or more environment controlling chambers; andwherein the load frame device receives and tests simultaneously, but independently, at least two test specimens.

US Pat. No. 10,132,568

DRY COOLING SYSTEM FOR POWERPLANTS

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

1. A dry cooling system for condensing steam, the system comprising:a condenser arranged to receive exhaust steam from a steam turbine;
a condenser tube bundle disposed in the condenser;
an air blast chiller fluidly coupled to the condenser tube bundle via a cooling water closed flow loop for circulating cooling water;
the air blast chiller comprising a plurality of fluidly interconnected cooling cells each comprising:
a pair of first and second inlet bundle section headers fluidly coupled to the closed flow loop;
a pair of first and second outlet bundle sections headers fluidly coupled to the closed flow loop;
a first tube bundle comprising a plurality of tubes fluidly coupled between the first inlet and outlet bundle section headers;
a second tube bundle angularly oriented to the first tube bundle and comprising a plurality of tubes fluidly coupled between the second inlet and outlet bundle section headers; and
an air blower arranged to direct ambient cooling air through the first and second tube bundles;
wherein hot cooling water from the condenser tube bundle flows through the closed flow loop to each of the first and second inlet bundle section headers, through the first and second tube bundles wherein the cooling water is cooled, the cooled cooling water being collected in the first and second outlet bundle section headers and then flowing through the closed flow loop back to the condenser tube bundle;
wherein the plurality of cooling cells are arranged in a horizontally extending row in which first and second inlet bundle section headers are connected in a contiguous series to other first and second inlet bundle section headers respectively, and first and second outlet bundle section headers are connected in a contiguous series to other first and second outlet bundle section headers respectively;
wherein the first and second inlet bundle section headers are connected together via mating bolted flanges to adjoining first and second inlet bundle section headers respectively, and first and second outlet bundle section headers are connected together via mating bolted flanges to adjoining first and second outlet bundle section headers respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,131,572

HEAT TREATABLE COATED GLASS PANE

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A heat treated coated glass pane comprising at least the following layers:a glass substrate; and
a lower anti-reflection layer; wherein the lower anti-reflection layer comprises in sequence from the glass substrate;
a base layer based on an (oxi)nitride of Silicon and/or an (oxi)nitride of Aluminium and/or alloys thereof; and/or an oxide of Titanium; and/or an oxide of Zirconium located directly on the glass substrate;
a layer based on an oxide of Zinc and Tin and/or an oxide of Tin; and
a top layer based on an oxide of Zinc;
a silver-based functional layer; located directly on the top layer based on an oxide of Zinc; and
a further anti-reflection layer located above the silver-based functional layer and comprising:
a barrier layer located directly on the silver-based functional layer; and
at least one absorbing layer based on one or more of Fe2Si3, FeSin, where n is any integer or fraction greater than or equal to 1 but less than 2 or greater than 2 but up to 9, and/or FemSi, where m is any integer or fraction from 1 to 9, and/or nitrides thereof; and
at least one layer based on an (oxi)nitride of Si and/or an (oxi)nitride of Al and/or alloys thereof, and wherein
the at least one absorbing layer contacts directly the at least one layer based on an (oxi)nitride of Si and/or an (oxi)nitride of Al and/or alloys thereof; and wherein
the thickness of the absorbing layer ranges from 0.5 to 12 nm; and
wherein after heat treatment the coated glass pane comprises neutral color characteristics according to CIE LAB a*, b* coordinates such that ?15?(a*or b*)?15; and
wherein the percentage light transmission for the coated glass pane after heat treatment is less than 63%.

US Pat. No. 10,136,506

VARIABLE FREQUENCY LEDS AND TIME-BASED FREQUENCY-VARIABLE DRIVERS FOR LED LIGHTING

Dynotron, Inc., Salt Lak...

1. An LED lighting system, comprising:a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs);
at least one driver to drive the plurality of LEDs at a drive frequency; and
a programmable signal generator to control the drive frequency, comprising:
a clock,
an input module to receive commands to modify the drive frequency of one or more of the plurality of LEDs to a target frequency during a time period, and
a frequency adjustment module to modify the drive frequency of the one or more of the plurality of LEDs to the target frequency during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,136,205

DISPLAY SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display system, comprising:a housing at least partially enclosing an interior region; and
a display coupled to the housing such that the display is positioned at least partially in front of the interior region to divide the interior region from a front exterior of the housing, the display including:
a plurality of mounting members coupled to the housing, wherein adjacent mounting members of the plurality of mounting members are spaced apart by at least a first distance;
a plurality of support members coupled to the mounting members, wherein adjacent support members of the plurality of support members are spaced apart by at least a second distance; and
a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to each of the plurality of support members to form an array of pixels configured to display graphical or video content,
wherein the first distance and the second distance are such that the display is substantially acoustically transparent between the interior region and the front exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,136,195

UPGRADEABLE DISTRIBUTION FRAMEWORK, CABLE CONNECTOR, AND CABLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. A cabling management system, comprising:a distribution framework having a plurality of ports adapted to be connected to a cable connector, wherein the cable connector is provided with a jacket detachably secured to the cable connector; and a plurality of first communication units are secured to a bottom plate of the jacket, the bottom plate passing through installation openings at corresponding ports of the plurality of ports, wherein for at least a portion of the plurality of ports, (i) indicator elements adapted to indicate an interconnection state of the corresponding ports with the cable connector are arranged on the distribution framework, and (ii) the installation openings are arranged on the distribution framework, the installation openings being arranged at lower parts or upper parts of the plurality of ports and spaced apart at a specific distance from the plurality of ports;
the plurality of first communication units detachably secured to the cable connector being configured such that each first communication unit is positioned outside a corresponding port of the plurality of ports when the cable connector is inserted into the corresponding port;
a plurality of second communication units, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of second communication units respectively correspond to ports of the plurality of ports, each second communication unit corresponding to a different first communication unit and being configured to communicate with each other in a non-contact manner; and
a control module configured to control and to read and write communications between, at least a portion of the plurality of first communication units and the plurality of second communication units.

US Pat. No. 10,135,545

OPTICAL RECEIVER MODULE AND OPTICAL MODULE

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. An optical receiver module, comprising:a light receiving element having a first electrode and a second electrode for receiving a bias, the light receiving element for converting an optical signal inputted into an electrical signal to output the electrical signal via the first electrode;
a light receiving element-side signal pad electrically connected to the first electrode of the light receiving element;
a light receiving element-side bias pad electrically connected to the second electrode of the light receiving element;
an amplifier for supplying a voltage to apply the bias to the light receiving element and amplifying the electrical signal inputted from the light receiving element;
a first amplifier-side bias pad and a second amplifier-side bias pad where the voltage appears;
an amplifier-side signal pad for inputting the electrical signal to the amplifier;
a first wire connecting the light receiving element-side bias pad and the first amplifier-side bias pad through wire bonding;
a second wire connecting the light receiving element-side signal pad and the amplifier-side signal pad through wire bonding;
a third wire connecting the light receiving element-side bias pad and the second amplifier-side bias pad through wire bonding;
wherein a signal line is formed to extend from the first electrode through the light receiving element-side signal pad and the second wire to the amplifier-side signal pad,
wherein a bias line is formed to extend from the second electrode through the light receiving element-side bias pad, the first wire, and the third wire to the first amplifier-side bias pad and the second amplifier-side bias pad,
wherein the first wire three-dimensionally intersects with the second wire at an interval in a direction of a loop height of the first wire and the second wire,
wherein the amplifier-side signal pad is positioned between the first amplifier-side bias pad and the second amplifier-side bias pad,
wherein the light receiving element-side bias pad is positioned closer to, and adjacent to, the second amplifier-side bias pad than the first amplifier-side bias pad, and
wherein the third wire three-dimensionally intersects with neither the first wire nor the second wire in the direction of the loop height.

US Pat. No. 10,134,068

CATALOG TAXONOMY FOR STORING PRODUCT INFORMATION AND SYSTEM AND METHOD USING SAME

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

5. A method implemented by one or more computer processors for developing an ontology from a taxonomy of information records, the method comprising:searching a taxonomy of information records for any information records which satisfy an attribute condition, the attribute condition specifying an attribute and a plurality of potential attribute values for the attribute, wherein each information record in the taxonomy is stored as a node and wherein each node is also represented in an ontology, the ontology being organized in categories and subcategories which are independent of the structure of the taxonomy;
identifying one or more first information records in the taxonomy which have an attribute value corresponding to a first potential attribute value in the plurality of potential attribute values;
identifying one or more second information records in the taxonomy which have an attribute value corresponding to a second potential attribute value in the plurality of potential attribute values; and
generating an ontology comprising a first category and a second category, wherein the first category includes one or more first nodes corresponding to the one or more first information records and the second category includes one or more second nodes corresponding to the one or more second information records.

US Pat. No. 10,133,926

COMPACT BIOMETRIC ACQUISITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A system for acquisition of iris and facial biometric data from a subject, the system comprising:at least one light source configured to:
illuminate a subject with light pulses from a first spectrum and a second spectrum of a plurality of discrete light spectra, and
illuminate the subject with light pulses from the second spectrum of the plurality of discrete light spectra, the second spectrum different from the first spectrum;
a sensor configured to
acquire, at a first rate of acquisition, a set of iris data from the subject for biometric matching, using the light pulses from the first spectrum and the second spectrum, and
acquire at a second rate of acquisition that is lower than the first rate of acquisition and interleaved with the acquisitions at the first rate of acquisition, a set of biometric data from a face of the subject using the light pulses from the second spectrum; and
at least one processor configured to perform biometric matching using data from the set of iris data, and liveness detection.

US Pat. No. 10,132,352

SYSTEM FOR LUBRICATION PIVOT JOINT

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A system for lubricating a pivot joint of a cylinder clevis, the system comprising:a first bushing disposed in a first opening at a first end of the cylinder clevis;
a second bushing disposed in a second opening at a second end of the cylinder clevis;
a pin coupled to the first bushing at the first end and the second bushing at the second end, each of the first bushing, the second bushing, and the pin disposed coaxially within the cylinder clevis, the pin having:
a first side having:
a first groove provided for mounting a seal; and
a second groove in fluid communication with the first bushing, and provided for transmission of a lubricant;
a second side having at least one third groove in fluid communication with the second bushing, the at least one third groove provided for transmission of the lubricant; and
a bore extending along a length of the pin from the first side to the second side through the pin, the bore being in fluid communication with the at least one third groove;
a first cover plate and a second cover plate, connected to the cylinder clevis through a plurality of fasteners, wherein the first cover plate having:
a first port in fluid communication with the second groove and the first bushing, the first port provided to transfer the lubricant to the first bushing through the second groove; and
a second port in fluid communication with the bore, the at least one third groove, and the second bushing, the second port provided to transfer the lubricant to the second bushing through the bore and the at least one third groove; and
a spring placed between the second cover plate and the second side of the pin, wherein the spring enabling a contact between the seal and the first cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,132,052

UTILITY VAULT SUPPORT BAR SNAP FEATURE

OLDCASTLE PRECAST, INC., ...

1. A subgrade structure for providing an enclosure for storing utilities, comprising:a vault having at least a first wall and an opposing second wall that at least partially define an enclosure;
a first guide feature positioned on said first wall, where said first guide feature comprises a first recess;
a second guide feature positioned on said second wall, wherein said second guide feature comprises a second recess;
a brace with a first end having a first receiving portion and a second end having a second receiving portion, wherein said first and second recesses of said first and second guide features are configured to receive said first and second ends of said brace, respectively; and
a lid having a body oriented in a substantially horizontal plane, said lid having a first tab positioned along a first perimeter edge and a second tab positioned along a second perimeter edge, each of said first tab and said second tab extending from said body in a direction substantially perpendicular to said substantially horizontal plane, said first tab operable for interconnection to said first receiving portion of said brace, and said second tab operable for interconnection to said second receiving portion of said brace, wherein said lid is configured to cover an opening of said vault to form said enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,136,540

METHOD FOR PLUGGING AN ELECTRONIC CARD OF AN ELECTRONIC MODULE INTO THE CONNECTOR OF A CHASSIS, ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED MODULE

BULL, Les Clayes Sous Bo...

19. An electronic module comprising:a casing,
an electronic card which is housed in said casing of said electronic module and which is intended to be plugged into a connector of a chassis comprising a latch,
a system for rectilinear translation of said card relative to said casing,
said system for rectilinear translation being positioned to facilitate the plugging of said card into the connector of the chassis,
said system for rectilinear translation being actuated by a mechanical actuator manually actionable,
said mechanical actuator being blocked from rotation by a locking system that is released from a locking position by a translation of the module against the latch of the chassis,
the translation of the module against the latch changing a position of the locking system to thereby release the actuator to allow manual rotation of the actuator to drive the card into the connector of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,136,509

TARGET SUPPLY DEVICE, PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD THEFEFOR

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device configured to supply a metal target in a plasma generation region, the target supply device comprising:a tank configured to store the metal target material;
an ingot of the metal target material shaped to form a groove as a passage for gases between the ingot and an inner wall of the tank in a state where the ingot is stored in the tank;
a filter having been subjected to a dehydration process, the filter being configured to suppress passage of particles in the metal target material stored in the tank; and
a nozzle provided with a nozzle hole, the nozzle being configured to eject, from the nozzle hole, the metal target that has passed through the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,134,650

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A WAFER THAT IS SUBSTANTIALLY COVERED BY AN OPAQUE MATERIAL

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. An inspection method for detecting locations and directions of dicing streets of a wafer, wherein the wafer has dicing streets, wherein portions of the dicing streets in a central area of the wafer are covered by an opaque material, and the wafer having an exposed peripheral area where only portions of the dicing streets not covered by the opaque material are visible, the method comprising the steps of:acquiring visual data of said dicing street portions in said exposed peripheral area while moving the wafer and a wafer inspection system relative to each other, wherein the wafer inspection system comprises a camera having a field of view, said wafer and said inspection system being moved so that a centre of the camera's field of view follows a path along said peripheral area of the wafer where the dicing streets are visible; and
analysing the visual data acquired for detecting and calculating therefrom the locations and directions of the dicing street portions in the central area of the wafer covered by the opaque material.

US Pat. No. 10,132,575

HEAT CONDUCTION MEMBER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR HEAT CONDUCTION MEMBER, AND HEAT CONDUCTION STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A heat conduction member comprising:a laminate formed by laminating a resin layer and a metal layer;
the resin layer being formed from a thermally conductive resin material prepared by forming a compound from a thermally conductive filler added to a resin material serving as a base material;
a thickness of the laminate being smaller at a peripheral edge of the laminate than in a center portion of the laminate;
a thickness of the laminate being greater in an intermediate portion between the center portion and the peripheral edge of the laminate than in the center portion of the laminate; and
an inclined surface being formed in a range from the intermediate portion to the peripheral edge of the laminate so as to form a falling gradient from the intermediate portion toward the peripheral edge while the metal layer side faces upward.

US Pat. No. 10,130,327

RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS

Elekta AB (publ), Stockh...

1. A method of developing and implementing a radiotherapy treatment plan for a patient via a radiotherapy delivery system that delivers a fraction dose in a series of individual doses, each individual dose directed to a location within the patient, the method comprising:providing an initial CT scan to determine the patient's position,
developing the radiotherapy treatment plan setting out the series of individual doses to be delivered to the patient, and a classification of relative importance of positional accuracy for each of the individual doses and their associated location in terms of potential sensitivity of a positional error to irradiation, the classifications based on constraints including:
at least one sensitive region within the patient including sensitive tissue especially prone to radiation damage and irradiation of which is to be avoided,
at least one ordinary tissue region within the patient including ordinary tissue in which irradiation is allowed to be limited, and
at least one target irradiation region within the patient that is to be irradiated;
wherein setting out the series of individual doses to be delivered includes:
scheduling individual doses, directed to locations within a target irradiation region with closest proximity to the at least one sensitive area and thus having greatest relative importance of positional accuracy, to be delivered first, and
scheduling subsequent individual doses directed to locations within the target irradiation region in decreasing order of relative importance; and
delivering the series of individual doses based, at least in part, on the radiotherapy treatment plan and the initial CT scan.

US Pat. No. 10,136,527

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:a casing comprising a base plate and a side wall, the base plate and the side wall forming a chamber;
a structural plate located in the chamber;
a converter module located between the base plate and the structural plate;
an auxiliary circuit board module located at a side of the structural plate in the chamber away from the base plate, and electrically connected with the converter module;
a top cover sealing the chamber;
at least one strut comprising:
an insulating column, an end of the insulating column being connected with the base plate;
at least one terminal located at another end of the insulating column; and
at least one connecting piece electrically connected with the terminal; and
at least one fastener fastening together the connecting piece, the terminal and the insulating column.

US Pat. No. 10,136,503

MICROCONTROLLER-BASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL ELECTRONIC SWITCH AND LIGHTING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

1. A microcontroller based electronic switch for controlling lighting performance of an LED lamp configured with a plurality of LED lighting loads comprising:a first controllable switching element, electrically connected between a power source and a first LED lighting load for emitting light with a first color temperature;
a second controllable switching element, electrically connected between said power source and a second LED lighting load for emitting light with a second color temperature;
at least one detection device, for detecting at least one external control signal and converting said at least one external control signal into at least one message carrying sensing signal; and
a microcontroller to receive and interpret said at least one message carrying sensing signal generated by said at least one detection device, wherein said microcontroller through a first control pin is electrically coupled to said first controllable switching element, and through a second control pin is electrically coupled to said second controllable switching element, wherein said microcontroller through at least a third control pin receives said at least one message carrying sensing signal from said at least one detection device, wherein said microcontroller controls a conduction state or a cutoff state of said first controllable switching element through said first control pin and said microcontroller controls said conduction state or said cutoff state of said second controllable switching element through said second control pin to control electric power transmission levels from said power source respectively to said first LED lighting load and to said second LED lighting load according to said at least one message carrying sensing signal generated by said at least one detection device;
wherein said first color temperature is higher than said second color temperature;
wherein said at least one message carrying sensing signal is characterized with a signal format of a short voltage signal, a long voltage signal, a plurality of short voltage signals, a plurality of long voltage signals or a combination of said short voltage signal and said long voltage signal generated in a preset time interval; wherein said short voltage signal and said long voltage signal are respectively defined either by a time length of a voltage signal or by said time length of a series of pulse signals consecutively generated; wherein when said microcontroller receives said at least one message carrying sensing signal, said microcontroller manages according to said signal format of said at least one message carrying sensing signal to perform at least one of various working modes including at least an on/off switch control mode, a dimming control mode, a color temperature tuning control mode, a color temperature switching control mode, a dimming and color temperature tuning control mode, and a delay shutoff control mode;
wherein when said first controllable switching element and said second controllable switching element are in said conduction state, said microcontroller further controls said electric power transmission levels from said power source respectively to said first LED lighting load and to said second LED lighting load according to said signal format of said at least one message carrying sensing signal received, wherein said microcontroller through said first control pin outputs a first control signal to control a conduction rate of said first controllable switching element, said microcontroller through said second control pin outputs a second control signal to control said conduction rate of said second controllable switching element;
wherein said microcontroller is an integrated circuit programmable for generating said first control signal and said second control signal, or an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) custom made for generating said first control signal and said second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,136,415

SYSTEM, SECURITY AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT USING SELF-ORGANIZING COMMUNICATION ORBITS IN DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS

TANIUM INC., Emeryville,...

1. A method of managing a network comprising a non-static collection of machines, comprising:at a first client node coupled to the network, the first client node being a first machine among the non-static collection of machines:
obtaining, from a server of the network, contact information of one or more potential neighbor nodes for the first client node, the one or more potential neighbor nodes comprising machines coupled to the network and distinct from the server, the one or more potential neighbor nodes including a downstream neighbor node of the first client node that comprises a live succeeding node among the one or more potential neighbor nodes, and an upstream neighbor node of the first client node that comprises a live preceding node among the one or more potential neighbor nodes; and
in accordance with the obtained contact information, proactively constructing and maintaining a respective local segment of a linear communication orbit in the network;
wherein the respective local segment includes the first client node and four distinct communication channels each originating from or terminating at the first client node, including respective receiving and reporting communication channels between the first node and the upstream neighbor node of the first client node, and respective collection and propagation communication channels between the first node and the downstream neighbor node of the first client node;
wherein the proactive constructing and maintaining comprises:
proactively establishing, in accordance with a respective network communication protocol, the respective propagation channel from the first client node to the downstream neighbor node upon detecting that said respective propagation channel to the downstream neighbor node does not already exist; and
proactively establishing, in accordance with the respective network communication protocol, the respective reporting channel from the first client node to the upstream neighbor node upon detecting that said respective reporting channel to the upstream neighbor node does not already exist; and
wherein the linear communication orbit includes a linear sequence of nodes configured to sequentially convey each message, in a plurality of messages, through the linear communication orbit, to a plurality of respective nodes in the linear communication orbit, the linear sequence of nodes in the linear communication orbit including, in sequence, the upstream neighbor node, the first client node, and the downstream neighbor node.

US Pat. No. 10,135,971

CONGESTION DETECTION AND DYNAMIC THROTTLING OF AUTOMATED TELEPHONE CALL ATTEMPTS DURING MASS CALL EVENTS

AtHoc, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
at least one hardware processor communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to:
receive, from a telephone dialing system, an indication indicating that a call to a phone number has successfully ended;
in response to the indication indicating that the call to the phone number has successfully ended, determine that a set of initial digits of the phone number matches a flooding group number of a flooding group, wherein the flooding group includes a plurality of phone numbers, the set of initial digits of each of the plurality of phone numbers has values identical to the flooding group number, the plurality of phone numbers includes the phone number, and the flooding group has a capacity limit;
determine that a maximum number of concurrent active calls for the flooding group during a predefined period of time is within a predetermined threshold from the capacity limit of the flooding group and determine that no failed calls have occurred for the flooding group during the predefined period of time; and
in response to determining that the maximum number of concurrent active calls for the flooding group during the predefined period of time is within the predetermined threshold from the capacity limit of the flooding group and in response to determining that no failed calls have occurred for the flooding group during the predefined period of time, increase the capacity limit of the flooding group.

US Pat. No. 10,133,076

HYBRID FRESNEL LENS WITH REDUCED ARTIFACTS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a lens, defined by a first lens surface and a second lens surface opposite to the first lens surface, wherein:
a first portion of the first lens surface is defined by a smooth surface profile function;
a second portion of the first lens surface is defined by a Fresnel surface profile function;
the second portion of the first lens surface is around the first portion of the first lens surface;
the first portion and the second portion of the first lens surface are defined by a sum of two surface profile functions;
a first surface profile function of the two surface profile functions defines a smooth surface profile across the first portion and the second portion of the first lens surface;
the smooth surface profile defined by the first surface profile function corresponds to an aspheric curve; and
a second surface profile function of the two surface profile functions defines:
a smooth surface profile across the first portion of the first lens surface; and
a Fresnel surface profile across the second portion of the first lens surface; and
an array of light emitting devices coupled with the lens for outputting light through the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,132,832

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICROCANTILEVER HAVING FUNCTIONAL PROBE

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A method for manufacturing a microcantilever having a cantilever and a functional probe provided on the cantilever, the method comprising steps of:providing a probe mold which accommodates a liquid probe solution in which quantum dots for the functional probe are mixed, and has a groove corresponding to the shape of the functional probe;
bringing a cantilever into contact with the probe mold on which the groove is formed to correspond to the location of the functional probe;
forming the functional probe on the cantilever by curing the probe solution accommodated in the groove in a state where the cantilever contacts the probe mold; and
separating the cantilever from the probe mold.

US Pat. No. 10,132,516

CONTROL METHOD FOR AIR DEFLECTORS OF AIR CONDITIONER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A control method for air deflectors of an air conditioner, wherein, the air deflectors are arranged at an air outlet of the air conditioner and configured to adjust a direction of discharged air, and are retractable along the direction of the air discharged from the air outlet, the control method comprises following steps:during the air conditioner is running in a refrigeration mode, judging whether a motion instruction for swinging air is input or not;
when the motion instruction for swinging air is not input, acquiring a set air volume level, set temperature T1 and indoor ambient temperature T2;
judging amount of refrigeration demand of a user according to the set air volume level, the set temperature T1 and the indoor ambient temperature T2; and
controlling an air guide angle of the air deflectors according to the amount of the refrigeration demand of the user;
detecting the air guide angle of the air deflectors;
comparing the detected air guide angle ? with a set air guide angle ??;
if a?a?, driving the air deflectors to extend outwards from an initial position for a stroke of X1;
if a wherein, X1

US Pat. No. 10,130,902

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AND ANALYZING FILTERED PARTICLES

POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.,...

1. In a filtering system using fluid/particle mixtures and at least two filters that each capture over-sized particles from the fluid/particle mixture and allow undersized particles to pass through, a method for separating the over-sized particles from the fluid/particle mixtures using rinse fluid distinct from the fluid/particle mixtures and thereafter isolating the rinse fluid as waste fluid in containers wherein the containers are part of the filtering system, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a first container and a second container designated as temporary supply containers with rinse fluid and a third container designated as a temporary receiving container that is empty or partially filled with waste fluid;
b) filtering the fluid/particle mixtures through the at least two filters so that the over-sized particles are deposited on surfaces of the at least two filters;
c) rinsing the undersized particles through the at least two filters with rinse fluid, wherein the rinse fluid after passing through the at least two filters becomes waste fluid and is deposited in the temporary receiving container; and
d) wherein the rinse fluid is provided from the first container until the first container is empty, at which time the first container is re-designated from a supply container to a receiving container and rinse solution is then provided by the second container while waste fluid is deposited within the first container thereby utilizing a container previously filled with rinse solution to accept and store waste fluid, wherein during the filtering process a supply container becomes a receiving container without removing the container from the system and wherein all of the fluid containers are part of a common fluid circuit, wherein each of the first container, second container and third container is fluidly connected to each of the at least two filters.

US Pat. No. 10,136,565

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING WATER SYSTEM FOULING

1. An apparatus for controlling water system fouling comprising:a control panel including a display and a plurality of push buttons;
a power assembly disposed below the control panel and including two polarity sockets, two conductivity sockets, a power socket, an on/off switch, and a backup socket;
a device electrically connected to the polarity sockets configured to separate metallic particles from water, said metal particles adhering to the device preventing fouling;
a heat dissipation device disposed on two sides of both the control panel and the power assembly and including a first fan, a second fan, and a plurality of fins;
and wherein an automatic output control is achieved by measuring water temperature and water conductivity;
and wherein the push buttons are configured to be pressed to adjust at least one of current and voltage supplied to the power assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,135,543

CLOCK RECOVERY METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A clock recovery method, comprising:performing a clock equalization pre-filtering on an input time and/or frequency domain signal according to a self-adaptive equalization coefficient inputted currently, to obtain an equalization pre-filtering signal;
acquiring a phase error of the input time and/or frequency domain signal according to the equalization pre-filtering signal; and
performing a phase adjustment on the input time and/or frequency domain signal according to the phase error and performing a self-adaptive equalization processing on the phase-adjusted time and/or frequency domain signal to output a new self-adaptive equalization coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,133,323

PROCESSOR CONTROL SYSTEM

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A control system for use with a processor, comprising:a controller configured to receive prediction information for a predicted temperature associated with the processor, and to determine a speed of operation for the processor based at least on a thermal model of the processor and the predicted temperature, the speed supporting an operational objective of the processor; and
an error estimator that is separate from the controller, and that is configured to receive temperature information obtained from the processor operating at the speed, to determine updated prediction information based, at least in part, on the temperature information, and to output the updated prediction information to the controller;
wherein the controller is further configured to control the speed of operation of the processor based, at least in part, on the updated prediction information from the error estimator, and
wherein the thermal model of the processor comprises the following equation:

?t is a length of a discrete time step, k refers to time k?t, n refers to a number of cores, sc refers to a normalized clock speed of core c, Pc refers to a total power consumed by core c, Pd,c,b refers to a dynamic power of block b in core c, Tc refers to a temperature of core c, Pl,c,ij refers to leakage power coefficients ij of core c, Rp refers to a resistance of package p of the processor, Cp refers to a capacitance of package p of the processor, and Uc refers to a utilization of core c.

US Pat. No. 10,136,569

INSTALLATION FIXTURE FOR INSTALLING SEALING RING

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An installation fixture configured to install a sealing ring on an electronic device comprising:a clamp module comprising:
a sliding column defining two grooves;
two linkage plates; and
two pins secured on a bottom end of the linkage plates;
a pressing module comprising:
a bracket; and
a knockout plate;
wherein the linkage plates are rotatably installed on the bracket, the sliding column being slidable relative to the bracket to locate the two pins in a first position or in a second position;
wherein when the two pins are in the first position, a top end of the linkage plate resists against the sliding column, the two pins are proximate one another and passed through the knockout plate;
wherein when the two pins are in the second position, the sliding column is slid down and the top end of the linkage plates are received in the grooves, the two pins are which further away from each other than when in the first position are configured to elastically expand the sealing ring, the knockout plate being slid relative to the bracket is configured to install the sealing ring on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,524

SLIDING DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A sliding display device, comprising:a housing including a display region between a first edge region and a second edge region, a distance between the first edge region and the second edge region to change as the housing is expanded or contracted in a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a flexible display panel to slide out from the housing through the first and second edge regions as the housing is expanded and to slide into the housing through the first and second edge regions as the housing is contracted;
a first main roller to guide a first panel region of the flexible display panel, that is slid into the housing through the first edge region, into an empty space of the housing and to allow the first panel region of the flexible display panel to move along a first moving path in the empty space of the housing;
a second main roller to guide a second panel region of the flexible display panel, that is slid into the housing through the second edge region, into the empty space of the housing, a radius of rotation of the second main roller equal to a radius of rotation of the first main roller; and
an assistant roller to assist the second main roller to allow the second panel region of the flexible display panel to move along a second moving path that does not intersect the first moving path in the empty space of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,135,702

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TESTING NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION (NFV)

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for testing network function virtualization, the method comprising:at a network test controller implemented using at least one processor:
determining, using network configuration information, a first insertion point for inserting a first network function tester (NFT) into a service chain comprising a plurality of virtualized network functions (VNFs);
configuring the first NFT based on traffic matching filtering information, wherein the traffic matching filtering information indicates a first portion of traffic for analysis and a second portion of the traffic for bypassing analysis;
inserting, using a software defined networking (SDN) related interface and at the first insertion point, the first NFT into the service chain, wherein the first NFT performs analysis on the first portion of the traffic to test at least one of the plurality of VNFs and wherein the second portion of the traffic bypasses analysis, wherein the traffic traverses the first NFT from at least one VNF of the plurality of VNFs; and
inserting, at a second insertion point, a second NFT into the service chain, wherein the at least one VNF is located between the second NFT and the first NFT in the service chain.

US Pat. No. 10,135,103

COOLING CIRCUIT WITH COOLING FLUID FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES, AND A VEHICLE COMPRISING SAID COOLING CIRCUIT

MAGNETI MARELLI S.P.A., ...

1. A cooling circuit with cooling fluid for lithium ion batteries comprising:a battery pack comprising a plurality of cells electrically connected to each other, suitable for powering an electric machine for traction,
said cells being perimetrally delimited by outer walls,
at least one bag containing cooling fluid associated with contact with said outer walls of the cells,
wherein said at least one bag is made of electrically insulating and deformable material so as to be counter-shaped to said outer walls to adhere perimetrally to said outer walls,
circulation member that acts to force the cooling fluid through said at least one bag,
wherein spacers are arranged between the cells adjacent to each other, said spacers acting to create abutments for the packing of the cells composing the battery pack, wherein the bag interposed between adjacent cells has a thickness/shape less than that of an interspace between the adjacent cells, so that the bag is not compressed between adjacent cells,
wherein said bag is associated with a plurality of connecting elements suitable for performing an anchorage between the bag and the outer walls of the cells, and
wherein the connecting elements are hollow bushings which are crossed by the cooling fluid which are arranged in direct contact with the outer walls of the cells, so as to allow, at the bushes, a direct contact between the coolant and the outer walls of the cells.

US Pat. No. 10,135,071

CONDUCTIVE CARBONS FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A cathode formulation comprising:a lithium ion-based electroactive material; and
carbon black having a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area ranging from 130 to 700 m2/g, a ratio of statistical thickness surface area (STSA)/BET ranging from 0.5 to 1, and a surface energy less than or equal to 10 mJ/m2,
wherein the carbon black has a crystallinity (IG/ID) of at least 35%, as determined by Raman spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 10,134,964

PASSIVATION FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method, comprising:providing a wafer comprising a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices, each light emitting device comprising an active region disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region, and a metal bonding layer coupled to an exposed portion of the n-type region;
disposing a first material comprising a dielectric layer on the wafer, including disposing a portion of the dielectric layer directly on a first area of the exposed portion of the n-type region that is located between two semiconductor light emitting devices;
disposing a second material comprising an underfill in areas between the wafer and a mount, including disposing the underfill directly on (1) the portion of the dielectric layer and (2) a second area of the exposed portion of the n-type layer, the portion of the dielectric layer improving adhesion of the underfill to the exposed portion of the n-type layer; and
attaching the wafer to the mount.

US Pat. No. 10,133,168

COMPACT LIGHT PROJECTION SYSTEM INCLUDING AN ANAMORPHIC REFLECTOR ASSEMBLY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A light projection system comprising:a light source configured to emit image light;
a correction element configured to mitigate aberration; and
an anamorphic reflector assembly including a first surface and a second surface, the first surface configured to reflect the image light toward the second surface which reflects the reflected image light to output it from the anamorphic reflector assembly, and the first surface and the second surface are both curved and non-rotationally symmetric such that the light output from the anamorphic reflector assembly is collimated image light; and
wherein the collimated image light is optically corrected based in part on mitigation of aberration by the correction element.

US Pat. No. 10,133,086

CAMERA LENS MODULE

Jahwa Electronics Co., Lt...

1. A camera lens module, comprising:a vibration correction carrier adapted to receive a lens barrel;
devices disposed in parallel in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis and adapted to support the vibration correction carrier and to provide a centering of the vibration correction carrier;
a lens barrel carrier disposed on a side opposite to the vibration correction carrier that is mounted on the devices that center the vibration correction carrier; and
a base adapted to have the vibration correction carrier and the lens barrel carrier mounted on the base,
wherein the vibration correction carrier is movable in any direction on a plane that is perpendicular to the optical axis,
wherein the devices providing the centering of the vibration correction carrier comprise:
a plurality of ball bearings that are disposed between the lens barrel carrier and the vibration correction carrier to support the vibration correction carrier; and
at least one yoke disposed to face the vibration correction carrier on the lens barrel carrier side, and
wherein the yoke is located at a distance from the optical axis in a radial direction in the plane and a center of at least one of the plurality of ball bearings is positioned on an outer side of an imaginary line extending through a center of the yoke in a direction perpendicular to the radial direction in the plane.

US Pat. No. 10,132,479

FLIPPING INSTALLATION DEVICE FOR LED STRIP LIGHTING

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A flipping installation device for LED strip lighting, comprising:an installation frame comprising a square slot;
a house received in the installation frame;
at least one link mechanism disposed in one of two jointing edges of the installation frame and the house, each of the at least one link mechanism comprising a first link mounted on the installation frame, a second link disposed on the house, and a third link rotatably connected between the first and second links, the first and second and third links being perpendicular to each other in a cross section perpendicular to an axial direction of the house when the house has been installed into the installation frame; and
at least one clamping mechanism disposed in the other jointing edge of the installation frame and the house, each of the at least one clamping mechanism comprising a catch head disposed on the installation frame, and a resilient lock disposed on the house and coupled to the catch head, the link mechanism and the clamping mechanism being located on the opposite side of the house,
wherein two stop bars are respectively provided on two free edges of the installation frame, the two stop bars are configured for limiting the depth of the house in the installation frame when the house is rotated into the square slot of the installation frame.

US Pat. No. 10,131,083

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND FILLING CONTAINERS

KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH, Ham...

1. A machine for producing and filling containers, comprising: at least one heating device for thermal conditioning of parisons composed of a thermoplastic material; at least one blow-molding device for deformation of the thermally conditioned parisons to form in each case one container by way of a blow-molding process or a stretch blow-molding process; at least one filling device for filling the containers with a product; a transfer device for conveying the containers from the blow-molding device to the filling device; and at least one nozzle arrangement in a region of the transfer device for impinging a cooling liquid on the containers, wherein the nozzle arrangement includes a gas nozzle connected by a gas line to a gas source, and a liquid nozzle connected by a liquid line to a liquid source, wherein the gas nozzle and the liquid nozzle are arranged and oriented relative to one another so that a liquid jet from the liquid nozzle strikes a gas jet from the gas nozzle in an intersection region, wherein the nozzle arrangement is mounted so as to be rotatable and/or pivotable.
US Pat. No. 10,130,521

WOUND DRESSING

Paul Hartmann AG, Heiden...

1. A multilayered wound dressing comprisinga) a first layer as a wound contact layer having a first side and a second side, and a multiplicity of channels, and including a hydrogel matrix which comprises a polyurethane-polyurea copolymer formed from a prepolymer having aliphatic diisocyanate groups and a polyamine based on polyethylene oxide, and wherein the hydrogel matrix contains from 20% to 80% of wound deliverable water;
b) at least one second layer as an absorbent layer having a first side and a second side and comprising a hydrophilic polyurethane foam which has a water fraction of at least 10% by weight and at most 80% by weight of water, a free absorbency A2 of at least 10 g/g determined by DIN-EN13726-1 and a swell capacity ?V1 of at most 60%; and,
c) a transition layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer and which transition layer consists of a portion of the hydrogel matrix of the first layer which has penetrated into a portion of the polyurethane foam of the second layer, said transition layer having channels which are filled with only polyurethane foam from the second side of the second layer and which channels are disposed congruent relative to the channels in the hydrogel matrix of the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,136,547

RETRACTING LATCH

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A switch card assembly and chassis system, comprising:a switch card housing,
a latch base adjacent the switch card housing, the latch base including a pivot slot and a control slot, and the latch base having a boundary with the chassis; and
a single latch arm coupled to the latch base, the single latch arm including a plurality of latch toes that move through the boundary of the latch base and a plurality of pins configured to be slideable within the pivot slot and the control slot,
wherein the single latch arm is rotated such that at least one of the plurality of latch toes engages the chassis to lock or unlock the switch card housing in the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,136,427

PARTITIONING A TIME-DIVISION-BASED COMMUNICATIONS LINK FOR COMMUNICATING MULTIPLE TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS IN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A wireless distribution system (WDS), comprising:a plurality of remote units, wherein at least one remote unit among the plurality of remote units comprises a remote cluster;
a central digital routing unit (DRU) communicatively coupled to the plurality of remote units over a plurality of communications links, wherein the central DRU is communicatively coupled to the remote cluster by a time-division-based communications link among the plurality of communications links;
the central DRU configured to:
communicate a first type communications signal with a first signal source; and
communicate a second type communications signal with a second signal source;
at least one central protocols division routing circuit (PDRC) communicatively coupled to the central DRU and the time-division-based communications link, the at least one central PDRC configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal at different times over the time-division-based communications link with the remote cluster based on a link configuration ratio; and
at least one remote PDRC communicatively counted to the remote cluster and the time-division-based communications link, the at least one remote PDRC configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal with the central DRU over the time-division-based communications link based on the link configuration ratio;
wherein the remote cluster comprises:
at least one first remote antenna unit (RAU) configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal with the at least one remote PDRC;
at least one first daisy-chained remote unit configured to communicate the second type communications signal with the at least one first RAU;
at least one first remote cluster PDRC configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal over a remote cluster time-division-based communications link based on a second link configuration ratio;
at least one second remote cluster PDRC configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal with the at least one first remote cluster PDRC over the remote cluster time-division-based communications link based on the second link configuration ratio;
at least one second RAU configured to communicate the first type communications signal and the second type communications signal with the at least one second remote cluster PDRC; and
at least one second daisy-chained remote unit configured to communicate the second type communications signal with the at least one second RAU.

US Pat. No. 10,136,037

GLARE VISOR FOR SECURITY CAMERAS

KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a camera sensor configured to capture video data of an environment near said apparatus; and
a lens hood configured to reduce an amount of glare from a light source, wherein (i) a lens effect results in a distortion of said video data captured by said camera sensor, (ii) an edge of said lens hood comprises a curvature corresponding to said distortion resulting from said lens effect, (iii) said distortion is a pincushion distortion and (iv) said curvature of said edge of said lens hood is a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,133,780

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR DETERMINING AVAILABILITY OF PRESENTABLE CONTENT

SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for identifying presentable content, the method comprising:receiving an identification of first presentable content during presentation of the first presentable content in a first content format;
transmitting a request for second presentable content corresponding to the first presentable content, the request including information identifying the first presentable content automatically determined from the first presentable content without user interaction;
receiving, in response to the request, results from a search including an identification of second presentable content compatible with a second content format different from the first content format, wherein the search is based on the automatically determined information associated with the first presentable content included in the request; and
presenting an indication that the second presentable content is available in the second content format;
wherein the method is carried out by a processor-containing machine configured to execute instructions stored in a tangible processor-readable medium.

US Pat. No. 10,132,499

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A fuel injection device for supplying a fuel to a compressed air from a compressor for combustion, the fuel injection device comprising:a pilot fuel injector located at a radially center portion of the fuel injection device and configured to inject the fuel into a combustion chamber;
a main fuel injector located at an outer periphery of the pilot fuel injector and configured to inject a premixed air-fuel mixture of the fuel and the compressed air into the combustion chamber; and
an air injection unit located between an outlet end portion of the pilot fuel injector and the main fuel injector and configured to inject the compressed air into the combustion chamber,
the air injection unit including:
a partition wall plate provided at a downstream end portion of an inner main shroud that forms a part of the air injection unit;
a flame stabilization plate secured to the partition wall plate and provided at a downstream side of the partition wall plate;
a first opening provided between the flame stabilization plate and the outlet end portion of the pilot fuel injector and opened at a downstream side; and
a second opening which is provided in the partition wall plate and through which the compressed air is supplied to an inflow space defined between the flame stabilization plate and the partition wall plate, and
the flame stabilization plate includes an inclined portion inclined in a radially outwardly and in a downstream direction with respect to a fuel injection centerline axis, and a first portion substantially parallel to the fuel injection centerline axis and a second portion substantially parallel to the partition wall plate,
wherein the partition wall plate is angled radially inward towards the upstream end of the fuel injection centerline axis.

US Pat. No. 10,132,212

CAM PHASER

Hilite Germany GmbH, Mar...

1. A cam phaser, comprising:a rotor; and
a stator,
wherein the rotor is rotatable relative to the stator,
wherein a lobe of the rotor is arrangeable between two bars of the stator,
wherein the lobe divides an intermediary space formed between the two bars into a first pressure cavity and a second pressure cavity,
wherein a locking device including a spring loaded locking bolt and a locking disc is configured to lock the stator relative to the rotor in an end position,
wherein a locking provides a locking clearance for moving the rotor relative to the stator, and
wherein the locking disc includes a contact element for adjusting the end position.

US Pat. No. 10,131,744

ANTIMICROBIAL POLYAMIDE COMPOSITIONS AND MASTITIS TREATMENT

MERIAL INC., Duluth, GA ...

1. A veterinary composition for treating infections in non-human animals, comprising a suitable veterinary carrier and at least one antimicrobial polyamide: and wherein the polyamide is present in a bactericidally effective amount, wherein the composition is effective in treating infections or disease states caused by at least one of the following pathogens selected from the group consisting of Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Mycoplasma bovis, and E. coli, wherein the polyamide is selected from the group consisting of:
and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,130,356

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS TRICUSPID VALVE REPAIR

MITRALIGN, INC., Tewksbu...

1. A method for repairing a tricuspid valve of a patient's heart comprising:positioning a locating catheter through a tricuspid valve into the right ventricle;
slidably disposing a multi-lumen translation catheter within a lumen of the locating catheter, the multi-lumen translation catheter including a first catheter member and a second catheter member;
positioning a distal end of the first catheter member at a first location;
expanding the second catheter member of the multi-lumen translation catheter and positioning a distal end of the second catheter member against the tricuspid annulus at a second location;
advancing first and second wire delivery catheters into the right atrium with distal ends of the first and second wire delivery catheters opposing the distal ends of the first and second catheter member, and contacting the tricuspid annulus inside the right atrium at the first and second locations;
advancing distal ends of first and second wires through the first and second wire delivery catheters, respectively, from the right atrium across the tricuspid annulus to the right ventricle at the first and second locations, respectively;
tracking first and second tissue anchor delivery catheters over the first and second wires, crossing the tricuspid annulus with distal ends of the first and second tissue anchor delivery catheters being disposed inside the right ventricle;
deploying first and second tissue anchors with distal portions of the first and second tissue anchors being positioned against the tricuspid annulus from inside the right ventricle, and proximal portions of the first and second tissue anchors being positioned against the tricuspid annulus from inside the right atrium; and
plicating tissue of the tricuspid annulus by reducing the distance between the first and second tissue anchors.
US Pat. No. 10,131,954

METHODS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF EGFRVIII IN THE PERIPHERAL BLOOD OF GBM PATIENTS

University of Cincinnati,...

1. A method for monitoring the therapy of a patient suffering from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), comprising:(a) subjecting a tumor sample from the patient comprising genomic DNA to long range polymerase chain reaction amplification of epithelial growth factor receptor vIII (EGFRvIII) gene, wherein the long range polymerase chain reaction amplification utilizes a plurality of primers, the primers comprising:
a plurality of forward primers corresponding to a DNA sequence in intron 1 of an epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene and comprising a combination of primers of Set A and Set B in Table 1, a forward primer that corresponds to a DNA sequence in exon 1 of an EGFR gene and comprises the nucleotide sequence (5?-GTCGGGCTCTCGAGGAAAAGAAAG-3?) (SEQ ID NO: 1), and a reverse primer that corresponds to a DNA sequence in exon 8 of an EGFR gene and comprises nucleotide sequence (5?-CTTCCTCCATCTCATAGCTGTCGG-3?) (SEQ ID NO: 2), such that if the sample comprises genomic DNA comprising EGFRvIII, a PCR product is formed, and if the sample does not comprise genomic DNA comprising EGFRvIII, a PCR product is not formed, wherein the plurality of forward primers corresponding to a DNA sequence in intron 1 of an epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene are comprised within the base pairs defining intron 1 of the EGFR, each primer being separated by at least 5 kb from each other, and wherein the presence of PCR product is indicative of a presence of EGFRvIII in the sample, and the absence of PCR product is indicative of an absence of EGFRvIII in the sample;
(b) identifying deletion breakpoints in the PCR product and designing amplification primers that hybridize to priming sites that flank the breakpoints, wherein the amplification primers are designed to yield a PCR fragment of about 300 base pairs;
(c) amplifying DNA from body fluid samples of said patient using the designed amplification primers from step (b) to form an amplified DNA fragment of EGFRvIII; and
(d) determining the amount or proportion of the amplified DNA fragment of EGFRvIII from step (c) in the body fluid samples of said patient.
US Pat. No. 10,131,811

COMPOSITION FOR FIXING WOUND ITEMS

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A composition for fixing wound items, the composition comprising:A) 5 to 97 wt % of ?,?-unsaturated polyester imide resin comprising components of at least one ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated mono-, di- and/or tricarboxylic acid, and/or its anhydride and/or ester, at least one polyol, at least one (meth)acrylic group containing component, possibly at least one mono-, di-, tri- and/or tetracarboxylic acid, which is not ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated, and/or its anhydride and/or ester, and, at least one imide having 5-membered cyclic imide moieties, in a ratio of the components, wherein at least one of the unsaturated mono-, di- and/or tricarboxylic acid and/or its anhydride and/or ester and/or the polyol and/or the mono-, di-, tri- and/or tetracarboxylic acid, which is not ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated, and/or its anhydride and/or ester and/or the imide having 5-membered cyclic imide moieties comprises linear and/or branched aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic moieties with more than eight (8) carbon atoms of dodecenyl succinic anhydride, dimer fatty acids and/or dimer fatty alcohols;
B) 0 to 60 wt % of at least one unsaturated polyester resin and/or unsaturated polyester imide resin different from A);
C) 2 to 80 wt % of at least one monomeric and/or oligomeric unsaturated component with a vapour pressure of 0 to 1 mbar at 20° C., measured at 20° C.;
D) 0 to 40 wt % of at least one monomeric and/or oligomeric unsaturated component different from C) with a vapour pressure of 0 to 10 mbar at 20° C., measured at 20° C.;
E) 0.1 to 15 wt % of at least one additive; and
F) 0 to 30 wt % of monomers and/or polymers containing epoxy and/or glycidyl ether and/or ester moieties,
wherein the wt % being based on the total weight of the composition; and
wherein a wound item fixed with the composition after curing exhibits improved resistance to cracking as compared to a wound item fixed with a composition free of the at least one of the unsaturated mono-, di- and/or tricarboxylic acid and/or its anhydride and/or ester and/or the polyol and/or the mono-, di-, tri- and/or tetracarboxylic acid, which is not ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated, and/or its anhydride and/or ester and/or the imide having 5-membered cyclic imide moieties comprising linear and/or branched aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic moieties with more than eight (8) carbon atoms of dodecenyl succinic anhydride, dimer fatty acids and/or dimer fatty alcohols and after curing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,164

VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A system for providing entertainment on a vehicle for passengers, the system comprising:a server disposed in the vehicle in which the server stores media files;
smart monitors disposed in the vehicle in which each smart monitor is configured to present media selections to passengers corresponding to the media files stored by the server and receive an input from a passenger for playing one of the selections, each smart monitor including local content storage storing a subset of media files stored by the server;
seat boxes connecting the smart monitors in communication with the server via a network, each seat box including a port normally used for receiving communications from the server, another port normally used for sending communications to another seat box, and distribution ports in communication with the smart monitors;
a redundant communication connection between at least one seat box and the server for use in the event of a communication path failure;
program logic executed by each seat box, the programming logic performing tasks including determining if the redundant communication connection is limited and if it is limited, the program logic performs monitoring to determine if communications from the server are being received from said another port.

US Pat. No. 10,135,713

LAYER-3 PERFORMANCE MONITORING SECTIONALIZATION

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A method for improving isolation of faults in a communication network using an Operations Administration and Maintenance (OAM) framework, the method comprising:establishing a service operations administration and maintenance session between actuator and a plurality of reflectors in a sequence along a path for collecting one or more performance metrics specific to each reflector, wherein said actuator is coupled to a first of said plurality of reflector;
transmitting by the actuator a single test packet to the first reflector;
transmitting by the first reflector the single test packet to a next reflector in the sequence, wherein the test packet comprises a layer 3 address and a layer 2 address, and the first reflector modifies the layer 2 address prior to forwarding the test packet to the next reflector;
transmitting by the next reflector, the single test packet to another next reflector in the sequence until a last reflector is reached, wherein the next reflector modifies the layer 2 address prior to forwarding the test packet to another next reflector;
transmitting, by each reflector in the test path, a test reply to the actuator, each of the test replies incorporating a unique reflector identifier and performance metrics specific to each reflector;
and
sectionalizing the communication network using said performance metrics specific to each reflector and wherein the faults are isolated via Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) requests and replies between the actuator and the plurality of reflectors.

US Pat. No. 10,134,805

LIGHT EMITTING STRUCTURE AND MOUNT

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,134,522

PLANAR REACTOR

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A planar reactor comprising:a core comprising:
an upper board;
a lower board; and
a pillar located between the upper board and the lower board, a winding space being located among the upper board, the lower board and the pillar;
a coil wound around the pillar and located in the winding space;
a heat conducting member disposed at the first end of the coil extending outside at least one of the upper board and the lower board and overlapping a part of the coil from an innermost ring to an outermost ring; and
a pouring sealant covering the coil and a plurality of surfaces of the heat conducting member;
wherein the pillar and at least one of the upper board and the lower board are coplanar at a first side of the planar reactor, the pillar is sunk into the winding space from a second side of the planar reactor, the first side is opposite to the second side, a first end of the coil is exposed from the first side of the planar reactor, a second end of the coil is hidden in the winding space partially or wholly at the second side of the planar reactor, the first end is opposite to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,132,687

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VLC/DLC SENSOR CLIP

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) visual light communication (VLC)/dark light communication (DLC) sensor clip, comprising:a housing having at least one light receiving opening configured to receive light from a luminaire;
at least one upward facing sensor configured to receive light from the luminaire through the light receiving opening;
at least one downward facing sensor configured to face away from the luminaire and measure ambient light levels in an environment in which the luminaire is installed;
at least one sectorized VLC/DLC receiver including at least one light receiving surface; and,
an orientation sensor configured to detect a direction in which the at least one light receiving surface of the VLC/DLC receiver is facing.

US Pat. No. 10,132,115

HEADRAIL OF A WINDOW COVERING WITH SAFETY DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING THE HEADRAIL MOUNTING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A headrail for a window covering comprising:an extensible end cap comprising:
a mounting bracket;
a piston, wherein the piston is connected to the mounting bracket;
a floating bearing, wherein the floating bearing is connected to the piston;
a sensor for measuring the amount of pressure or force applied to the piston;
a gearbox, wherein the gearbox is disposed within the headrail, the gearbox comprising:
a motor;
a main gear comprising a plurality of external teeth, wherein the main gear is coupled to the motor;
a threaded rod comprising an external thread, wherein the plurality of external teeth of the main gear mesh with the external thread, wherein the threaded rod is coupled to the floating bearing; and
a controller, wherein the controller is electrically connected to the sensor and to the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,130,346

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE APPLICATION OF A CURABLE FLUID COMPOSITION TO A BODILY ORGAN

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A device suitable for application of a curable fluid composition to encircle a bodily organ, wherein prior to deployment on a bodily organ the device consists of:a monolithic piece of a flexible and elastic material having a length dimension with an inner surface and an outer surface, a first end and a second end, a width dimension, and two spaced-apart sides, wherein
said inner surface defines a hollow area between said two spaced-apart sides; and
at least one inlet provides fluid communication between said outer surface and said inner surface, for introduction of said fluid into said hollow area,
wherein said piece of flexible and elastic material is biased to curl so that when said piece of flexible elastic material is unconstrained it forms a planar spiral, such that a portion of said length dimension proximal to said first end overlaps to a portion of said length dimension proximal to said second end,
wherein said hollow area is in the piece of flexible material and is curved towards the inner surface along the length and width dimensions, and
wherein the device has a cross section, defined by the width dimension and a width of the two spaced-apart sides and wherein the width of sides is in the range of from about 0.5 mm to about 15 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,136,563

ACTIVE PERFORATION FOR ADVANCED SERVER COOLING

International Business Ma...

1. A device for providing thermal regulation of an electronic component, comprising:a thermoelectric device;
a microfluidic pump operatively connected with the thermoelectric device;
a temperature sensor in operative communication with the electronic component and the thermoelectric device; and
a self-activating active perforation layer comprising a plurality of individual active perforations each coupled with an area of the electronic component, wherein the individual active perforations each have a controllable aperture of an adjustable diameter for controlling an amount of fluid allowed to pass therethrough, wherein when a positive change in temperature above a normal operating temperature of the electronic component is received by the temperature sensor a voltage is generated by the thermoelectric device which powers the microfluidic pump, wherein powering the microfluidic pump expands a reservoir to affect the adjustable diameter of the individual active perforations coupled to the area of the electronic component corresponding to the positive change in temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,136,558

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM THERMAL MANAGEMENT ENHANCED BY ESTIMATED ENERGY STATES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system for thermal management at an information handling system, the system comprising:plural temperature sensors operable to sense temperatures at plural locations associated with the information handling system;
a power supply operable to provide power to plural subsystems of the information handling system;
a cooling fan operable to generate a cooling airflow in the information handling system at plural airflow rates; and
a thermal manager stored in non-transitory memory and interfaced with the plural temperature sensors, the power supply and the cooling fan, the thermal manager operable to execute on a processing component to apply at least the power provided to one of the plural subsystems to determine estimate a thermal condition of cooling airflow proximate the one of the plural subsystems and to apply the estimated thermal condition to set the cooling fan airflow rate, the one of the plural subsystems lacking a thermal sensor, the thermal condition at the discrete location derived from at least an estimated airflow temperature entering the discrete location and power consumed by a subcomponent at the discrete location, comparing the thermal condition with a thermal constraint, and in response to comparing, commanding airflow through the information handling system housing at a second airflow rate to adjust the airflow to the second airflow rate that exhausts the airflow from the discrete location at a predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,136,555

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS HAVING A METAL PLATE FOR HEAT DISSIPATION

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:a motor; and
an inverter;
wherein at least one power module for the inverter is disposed on a metal housing for the motor; and
wherein a metal plate for heat dissipation is disposed on a surface of the power module that is positioned opposite a surface of the power module that is in contact with the metal housing;
wherein the power module includes semiconductor elements, a metal wiring connected to electrodes of the semiconductor elements, and insulating resin that seals the semiconductor elements and the metal wiring; and wherein a surface of the motor that is in contact with the metal housing and a surface of the motor that is in contact with the metal plate are covered with the insulating resin; and
wherein the resin of the power module is provided with a window that exposes the metal wiring sealed with the resin; and wherein a wiring connected to a winding of the motor is inserted into the window and joined to the metal wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,136,549

FAN SPEED CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A ceiling fan in a space, comprising:a motor drive circuit configured to control a rotational speed of a motor of the ceiling fan;
an occupancy sensing circuit configured to generate an occupancy signal; and
a control circuit configured to:
receive the occupancy signal from the occupancy sensing circuit;
determine a magnitude of wobbling of the ceiling fan based on an output signal;
process the received occupancy signal with the output signal to eliminate noise from the wobbling of the ceiling fan on the received occupancy signal;
detect an occupancy condition or a vacancy condition in the space in response to the processed occupancy signal; and
control the motor drive circuit to adjust the rotational speed of the motor of the ceiling fan in response to the detected occupancy or vacancy condition.

US Pat. No. 10,136,519

CIRCUIT LAYOUTS OF TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a tamper-respondent assembly, the method comprising:providing a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure, the providing of the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure comprising:
providing a tamper-respondent sensor, the providing of the tamper-respondent sensor including:
providing at least one flexible layer; and
paired conductive lines disposed on the at least one flexible layer and forming, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent sensor, the paired conductive lines comprising matching conductive lines, the matching conductive lines comprising a first conductive line and a second conductive line, the first conductive line and the second conductive line being, at least in part, parallel conductive lines with one or more electrical characteristics that are identical; and
monitor circuitry electrically connected to the matching conductive lines to differentially monitor over time the matching conductive lines for a tamper event, the monitor circuitry being configured to differentially compare the one or more electrical characteristics of the first conductive line and the second conductive line to monitor for occurrence of a difference in the one or more electrical characteristics between the first and second conductive lines, the difference being representative of the tamper event.

US Pat. No. 10,136,475

CORD-SHAPED HEATER AND SHEET-SHAPED HEATER

KURABE INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A cord-shaped heater having a plurality of conductive wires that are covered with an insulating film, whereinthe insulating film includes a silicone resin,
a quantity of the silicone resin included in the insulating film is 40 to 80% by a weight ratio, and
the insulation film further includes one of a polyester, an acrylic and an alkyd in addition to the silicone resin.

US Pat. No. 10,135,254

HIGH RELIABILITY POWER OVER ETHERNET

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

6. A device comprising:a controller;
a port configured to couple said device to another device via a power over Ethernet line, wherein said power over Ethernet line is configured to carry data and power between said device and said another device; and
a memory component operable to store configuration information associated with said another device,
a switch coupled to said port, wherein said switch is operable to receive a disabling signal from said controller to disable carrying power of said power over Ethernet line to said another device in response to a power disruptive event, wherein said switch is operable to overwrite said disabling signal from said controller in response to an updated information;
wherein said configuration information comprises power requirements associated with said another device,
wherein said updated information is generated in response to receiving a signal, at the device, wherein the device is configure to supply power to said another device, wherein said signal indicates that uninterrupted power from said device to said another device over said power over Ethernet line is to be maintained regardless of said power disruptive event associated with said device, wherein said signal is received prior to said power disruptive event, wherein said signal is generated in response to a user command, wherein said signal classifies said another device as a critical device, and wherein said signal is transmitted from said another device to said device over said power over Ethernet line;
wherein carrying said power from said device to said another device over said power over Ethernet line is interrupted in absence of said receiving said signal; and
wherein handshaking signals are transmitted via said Ethernet line coupling said another device to said power source device, wherein said received signal overwrites a handshaking scheme between said power source device and said another device, wherein said another device and said power source device remain agnostic to said power disruptive event.

US Pat. No. 10,132,467

LED LUMINAIRE

AMERLUX LLC, Oakland, NJ...

1. A luminaire comprising:an elongate support post including an upper head section with a head that flares outwardly; and
a cap positioned on top of the head of the support post, the cap including a plurality of LED lighting units arranged circumferentially, and optics adapted to redirect a substantial amount of light emitted from the plurality of LED lighting units onto the supporting post.

US Pat. No. 10,136,544

DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE CONNECTOR

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system, comprising:a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) comprising:
a first notch to receive a first electronic component; and
a second notch to receive a second electronic component; and
a DIMM connector to connect the second electronic component to the DIMM via the second notch.

US Pat. No. 10,136,541

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) having mounted thereon a first socket and a second socket;
a housing comprising a first slot disposed to correspond to the first socket and a second slot disposed to correspond to the second socket, and configured to cover at least a portion of the PCB;
an inner cover configured to cover the first slot when the inner cover is in a closed state and allow access to the first slot when the inner cover is in an open state; and
an outer cover configured to cover at least the second slot,
wherein the first socket and the second socket each have an opening toward the first slot and the second slot, respectively, and when the outer cover is open, the inner cover is exposed and is in an openable state, wherein the openable state comprises a state in which the inner cover can be transitioned between the closed state to deny access to the first slot and the open state to allow access to the first slot,
wherein the inner cover and the outer cover are rotatable in directions perpendicular to each other, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,135,207

HIGH-SPEED DATA COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTOR

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A communication plug configured to be mated with a communication outlet, the communication outlet having a plurality of second contacts, the communication plug comprising:a plurality of first contacts configured to physically contact and form electrical connections with the plurality of second contacts; and
a substrate comprising a plurality of wire contacts and first, second, third, and fourth layers,
the first layer comprising a plurality of first conductors, the plurality of first conductors connecting a first portion of the plurality of first contacts with a first portion of the plurality of wire contacts,
the fourth layer comprising a plurality of second conductors, the plurality of second conductors connecting a second portion of the plurality of first contacts with a second portion of the plurality of wire contacts,
the second layer comprising a first plurality of capacitor plates electrically connected to first selected ones of the plurality of first contacts, and
the third layer comprising a second plurality of capacitor plates electrically connected to second selected ones of the plurality of first contacts, each of the first plurality of capacitor plates forming a capacitor with at least one of the second plurality of capacitor plates.

US Pat. No. 10,132,675

COMBINATION WEIGHING DEVICE INCLUDING CONVEYORS AND CAMERAS

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A combination weighing device comprising:a plurality of conveyors each configured to convey articles to a weighing part, each of the conveyors having side walls for surrounding a side of an article conveyance path, the side walls extending upward and along a conveyance direction of the articles; and
a one or a plurality of cameras configured to sense, in non-contact manner, a physical quantity for assessing a quantity of articles loaded on the conveyors,
the camera or cameras configured to sense the physical quantity from above the conveyors, and in an obliquely downward direction from an upstream side to a downstream side in the conveyance direction,
the camera or cameras configured to capture an image of the articles on the conveyors over an entire range of each of the conveyors from an upstream end to a downstream end in the conveyance direction for all of the conveyors, and
each of the cameras configured to sense the physical quantity of the articles on two or more of the conveyors.

US Pat. No. 10,131,268

LASER UNIT FOR A VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A laser unit for a vehicle headlight, the laser unit comprising:a laser diode; and
adjustable optics associated with the laser diode, wherein the adjustable optics comprise optical elements comprising at least one collimator, and wherein at least one of the optical elements selected from a collimator (13, 22) and a deflection mirror (20) is mounted in a retaining element (14) so that it can pivot about at least one spatial axis,
wherein the retaining element (14) has a receptacle part (16) for the collimator (13, 22) or deflection mirror (20) and at least one lever (15, 15?), the at least one lever being configured to act on the receptacle part (16) to pivot the retaining element (14) about a respective spatial axis,
wherein an elastically deformable spring element (17) is arranged between the at least one lever (15, 15?) and a mounting element (3) for the retaining element (14), and the at least one lever (15, 15?) is configured to be pressed against the mounting element (3) by an adjustment screw (12).