US Pat. No. 10,143,017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING BUFFER STATE REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of supporting a buffer status report (BSR) associated with a device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising: establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with an evolved NodeB (eNB) and receiving configuration information associated with a D2D communication from the eNB, the configuration information comprising information of a resource allocation mode for a D2D data transmission and information of a timer associated with a BSR for a D2D data transmission; determining, by a user equipment (UE), a radio link failure (RLF), the RLF being associated with a connection problem of the RRC connection; initializing a re-establishment process for the RRC connection; canceling all BSRs for a D2D data transmission in response to the determined RLF, the canceled BSRs for a D2D data transmission being associated with a D2D data transmission scheduled by the eNB; initializing the timer associated with a BSR for a D2D data transmission; determining, by the UE, a change from the resource allocation mode for a D2D data transmission to a resource selection mode when an exceptional case occurs; and in the resource selection mode, selecting, by the UE, a resource for transmitting D2D data from a resource pool, wherein the exceptional case comprises: a case where upon detecting the RLF, the initialization of the re-establishment process for the RRC connection has been initiated and a T311 timer associated with the re-establishment process for the RRC connection has been started, receiving information of CommTxPoolExceptional for a D2D data transmission for the exceptional case, wherein the CommTxPoolExceptional is information of a resource pool for a D2D data transmission when the exceptional case occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,137,960

ELECTRIC BICYCLE

S.C.P. TYPHOON, Monaco (...

1. A system of battery-powered electric motor propulsion for supplying assistive propelling power to conventional bicycles, comprising:a bicycle frame comprising one or more interconnecting frame tubes and a bottom bracket shell;
a bottom bracket comprising at least a spindle and a crown and bearing assembly ringed around the spindle;
one or more drivetrains, each comprising a motor connected to a drive shaft having a pinion with a fixed drive system; and
a drivetrain controller comprising:
a user interface providing user controls for commanding the start and stop of the motor, and selecting one or more torque levels of the motor; and
a motor control circuitry connected to the user interface and the motor and configured to execute a motor control sequence comprising:
an initial motor speed detection state activated by a start command from the user interface during which the motor speed is being detected for an initial motor speed detection state period;
if the motor speed is higher than a power assist motor speed threshold continuously during the initial motor speed detection state period, then a power assist state is activated during which the motor is turned on fully and output one of the one or more torque levels selected by the user interface;
a continuous motor speed detection state where the motor speed is being continuously detected, and if the motor speed is detected to be below a power shutdown motor speed threshold continuously for a power shutdown state period, then the motor is turned off, wherein the continuous motor speed detection state is canceled and the motor is turned off if a stop command from the user interface is received;
wherein at least one of the interconnecting frame tubes connects with the bottom bracket shell;
wherein the bottom bracket shell has a through-hole at where each of the frame tubes that is connecting with the bottom bracket shell such that interior space of the frame tubes is accessible from within the bottom bracket shell;
wherein, when assembled, each of the drivetrains is inserted and secured within the interior space of one of the frame tubes that is connecting with the bottom bracket shell;
wherein, when assembled, a bottom bracket housing is housed within the bottom bracket shell; and
wherein, when assembled, the drive shaft of each of the drivetrains is extended into the bottom bracket such that the pinion of the drive shaft is aligned and engaged with crown gear teeth of the crown and bearing assembly allowing torque generated from the motor of each of the drivetrains to transfer to the crown and bearing assembly and in turn to the spindle.

US Pat. No. 10,143,119

NOZZLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A nozzle management system comprising:multiple nozzle housing devices which include a housing section that houses suction nozzles for picking up and holding an electronic component and a transfer mechanism for transferring a suction nozzle housed in the housing section to a nozzle tray; anda control device which includes a transfer information acquisition section that acquires information related to at least one suction nozzle which is required to be transferred to a nozzle tray;wherein the control device has
a housed nozzle information acquisition section that acquires information related to suction nozzles housed in the housing section of the respective multiple nozzle housing devices,
a first determination section that, when suction nozzles housed in the housing section of a prescribed nozzle housing device from among the multiple nozzle housing devices are transferred to a nozzle tray, determines whether all the required suction nozzles are housed in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device based on information acquired by the transfer information acquisition device, and
a second determination section that, in a case in which not all the required suction nozzles are housed in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device, determines whether non-housed suction nozzles which are not stored in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device from among the required suction nozzles are stored in the housing section of a nozzle housing device other than the prescribed nozzle housing device from among the multiple nozzle housing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,143,112

MACHINE CABINET FOR DISSIPATING HEAT

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A machine cabinet for dissipating heat, comprising:a housing; and
an inner chamber, a liquid working medium accommodating area, a heat exchanger, guiding fins, and a delivery passage disposed in the housing;
the inner chamber configured to be in a vacuum state and to accommodate to-be-cooled electronic devices;
the liquid working medium accommodating area configured to accommodate a liquid working medium, the liquid working medium converted into a gas working medium to enter the heat exchanger after cooling the to-be-cooled electronic devices;
the heat exchanger configured to liquefy the gas working medium into the liquid working medium and guide the liquid working medium obtained by liquefying the gas working medium into the delivery passage, the heat exchanger including heat exchange tubes and cooling fins arranged below the heat exchange tubes, the guiding fins arranged below lowest cooling fins and configured to collect the liquid working medium obtained by liquefying the gas working medium with the cooling fins and guide the liquid working medium into the delivery passage; and
the delivery passage connected to the heat exchanger and the liquid working medium accommodating area and configured to guide the liquid working medium obtained by liquefying the gas working medium into the liquid working medium accommodating area.

US Pat. No. 10,142,981

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:transmission circuitry configured to transmit downlink data by using a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and downlink control information (DCI) through a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
modulation circuitry configured to modulate encoded bits in the PDSCH by using a first modulation mapping or a second modulation mapping and produce modulation symbols, wherein
in a case that the DCI is defined in a prescribed DCI format,
the first modulation mapping is used for modulating the encoded bits, and
the modulation symbols are given based on at least a plurality of bits, the plurality of bits being independent of the encoded bits.

US Pat. No. 10,138,425

DELAYED COKE DRUM QUENCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS HAVING REDUCED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS

Bechtel Hydrocarbon Techn...

1. A system for reducing atmospheric emissions of hydrocarbon vapors in a delayed coke drum quench overflow system, which comprises:an overflow drum connected to a blowdown header line for reducing hydrocarbon vapors and producing a vapor overflow remainder and a liquid overflow remainder;
an overflow tank, connected to the overflow drum by a liquid overflow remainder line, for separating at least one of skim oil, water, coke fines, and tank vapor from the liquid overflow remainder;
an overflow drum vapor line in fluid communication with the overflow drum for transmitting the vapor overflow remainder to a steam line; and
a tank vapor line in fluid communication with the overflow tank for transmitting the tank vapor to an overflow ejector, wherein the overflow ejector includes an inlet in fluid communication with the tank vapor line and an outlet in fluid communication with the steam line for reducing the pressure in the overflow tank to 0 psig.

US Pat. No. 10,143,117

HIGH POWER DENSITY DC-AC POWER INVERTER

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A high power density DC-AC power inverter, mounted to a rack, the high power density DC-AC power inverter comprising: a casing, corresponding in size to the rack and having a rectangular shape, a front side of the casing being formed with a plurality of air inlets, a rear side of the casing being formed with a plurality of air outlets, a bottom of the casing being provided with a bottom plate; a fan unit, disposed at one side of the casing, for guiding outside cold air to enter the casing via the air inlets and discharge to the outside via the air outlets in a guide direction; a heat sink, disposed in the casing, the heat sink including a plurality of spaced fins, the fins each having a long side parallel to the guide direction; a plurality of power elements, each having a heat dissipation surface, the heat dissipation surfaces of the power elements being laterally attached to the heat sink; a circuit board module, laterally disposed above the heat sink and electrically connected with the power elements; when the power inverter is actuated, the power elements generate heat and the heat is conducted to the fins of the heat sink via a shortest route, the fan unit guides the outside cold air into the casing via the air inlets of the casing to pass through the fins of the heat sink for heat dissipation, and the heat is expelled out of the casing via the air outlets of the casing; a wind scooper disposed in the casing, the wind scooper being located between the fan unit and the heat sink, the wind scooper having a guide entrance adjacent to the fan unit and a guide exit adjacent to the heat sink for guiding the outside air from the air inlets to the fins of the heat sink, the wind scooper further having a plurality of guide holes adjacent to the power elements, the guide holes being located above the heat sink, the guide entrance of the wind scooper being greater than the guide exit and the guide holes, the guide exit being greater than the guide holes; and a choke coil module disposed in the casing, the choke coil module including a retainer, the retainer including an upper plate and a lower plate which are laterally disposed, the lower plate being fixed to a bottom of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,143,116

OUTDOOR UPS UNIT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Toshiba International Cor...

1. An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) comprising:a heat exchange compartment comprising a heat exchanger;
a first chamber that is pneumatically isolated from an environment outside of the UPS, wherein the first chamber houses control electronics and a first portion of a heat sink, wherein the first chamber is in fluid communication with the heat exchange compartment via a first wall of the first chamber so as to cool the first chamber, and wherein the heat sink is coupled to the control electronics and a second wall of the first chamber so as to cool the control electronics; and
a second chamber housing one or more transformers, said second chamber is in fluid communication with a first fan via a first wall of the second chamber, wherein one or more other walls of the second chamber comprise vents to facilitate circulation of a first flow of air blown by the first fan through the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,143,106

SUSPENDED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY AND COOLING ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A suspended electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display located within a housing;
a pair of elongate members which extend from a first, fixed structure located above the electronic display, enter the housing, extend through the housing, exit the housing, and extend to a second, fixed structure located below the electronic display to support the electronic display;
a substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas positioned entirely behind the electronic display;
a channel for receiving ambient air located between a rear surface of the electronic display and a front surface of the substantially sealed compartment; and
a plurality of clamps located outside of the substantially sealed compartment and within said housing, wherein each of the plurality of clamps is sized to accept the elongate member.

US Pat. No. 10,143,089

PRINTING SYSTEM WITH FIRST AND SECOND PAIRS OF SLIDE ELEMENTS

EKRA AUTOMATISIERUNGSSYST...

1. A printing system for printing substrates, the printing system comprising:a printing device having at least one printing table and a printing template assigned to the printing table;
means for aligning a substrate on the printing table, including a first pair of first slide elements displaceable counter to one another along a first axis, and a second pair of second slide elements displaceable counter to one another along a second axis which differs from the first axis;
at least one drive device assigned to each of the first pair of slide elements and second pair of slide elements for simultaneously displacing the first slide elements and the second slide elements thereof;
wherein the first slide elements are mechanically coupled to one another so as to be displaceable counter to one another upon activation of the at least one drive device and the second slide elements are mechanically coupled to one another so as to be displaceable counter to one another upon activation of the at least one drive device.

US Pat. No. 10,143,113

PARTITIONED, ROTATING CONDENSER UNITS TO ENABLE SERVICING OF SUBMERGED IT EQUIPMENT POSITIONED BENEATH A VAPOR CONDENSER WITHOUT INTERRUPTING A VAPORIZATION-CONDENSATION CYCLING OF THE REMAINING IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A method for providing access to a tank volume of an operating immersion cooling tank, the tank volume having an upper tank volume and a lower tank volume, the method comprising: providing, within the upper tank volume of the operating immersion cooling tank, a condenser configured as a plurality of individually rotatable condenser sub-units, with each of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units located above a vertical space that extends vertically from the lower tank volume up to the upper tank volume and a corresponding one of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units positioned vertically above the vertical space when the corresponding one of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units is in a closed position and within which heat dissipating electronic device(s) are inserted, wherein each of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units is configured to be opened independent of each other individually rotatable condenser sub-unit among the individually rotatable condenser sub-units, and each other individually rotatable condenser sub-unit is configured to remain in the closed position while a first individually rotatable condenser sub-unit from among the plurality of individually rotatable condenser sub-units is opened to allow access to a first section of the vertical space and a first heat dissipating electronic device among the heat dissipating electronic device(s) contained within the first section of the vertical space below the first individually rotatable condenser sub-unit.

US Pat. No. 10,143,085

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a first multilayer capacitor electrically connected to a first surface of a support plate formed of an insulating material; and
first and second metal frames electrically connected to first and second ends of the support plate, respectively;
wherein the first and second metal frames extend in an amount greater than a thickness of the first multilayer capacitor so that a first end of the first and second metal frames constitutes a mounting part,
wherein the mounting part is disposed on an opposite side of the first multilayer capacitor relative to the support plate,
wherein the first and second metal frames have first and second coupling grooves formed on upper portions of the first and second metal frames such that the first and second ends of the support plate are coupled to the first and second coupling grooves, respectively,
wherein the first multilayer capacitor is electrically connected to the first and second metal frames via the first and second ends of the support plate, respectively, and
wherein the first multilayer capacitor is spaced apart from the first and second metal frames.

US Pat. No. 10,143,066

SENSOR WITH WIRELESS DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT SOURCE

MW McWong International, ...

1. A motion sensor device comprising:a motion sensor configured to detect motion of an object;
a wireless communications device coupled to the motion sensor, wherein the wireless communications device is configured to communicate with a user device over a wireless network to receive motion sensor settings; and
a controller coupled to the motion sensor and the wireless communications device, wherein the controller is further coupled to a 0-10V driver dimming wire, and wherein the controller is configured to:
receive information indicative of a first motion sensor setting from the wireless communications device, wherein the first motion sensor setting indicates a change to a light output level of a light source from a first light output level to a second light output level selected by a user via an application running on the user device;
receive a signal from the motion sensor indicating that motion of the object is detected;
generate a second signal to instruct the light source to operate at the second light output level based on the signal from the motion sensor and the first motion sensor setting; and
transmit the second signal to the light source via the 0-10V driver dimming wire to cause the light source to turn on at the second light output level.

US Pat. No. 10,143,051

BLEEDER CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND LED CONTROL CIRCUIT

JOULWATT TECHNOLOGY (HANG...

1. A bleeder circuit, comprising:a) a bleeder module, having alternating current (AC) input through a triode alternating current (TRIAC) dimmer and a rectifying bridge to get input voltage to provide a load with power supply through a driving circuit, two ends of the bleeder module being connected to high and low potential terminals of an input voltage detecting circuit respectively; and
b) a bleeder control circuit, connected to a control terminal of the bleeder module; directly or indirectly detecting cross-zero point of input voltage; after the cross-zero point of input voltage is delayed by a second time, the bleeder module works to generate bleeder current, and a time between turn-on time of the TRIAC dimmer and a time that a driving circuit input current achieves a predetermined value is a first time;
wherein, when the first time is greater than a reference time, the second time is prolonged; and when the first time is smaller than the reference time, the second time is reduced, such that the first time is close to the reference time;
wherein the bleeder control circuit comprises an input voltage detecting circuit, an input current detecting circuit of a driving circuit, and a logic circuit; the logic circuit is connected to a control terminal of the bleeder module, and the input voltage detection circuit samples the input voltage; when the input voltage sample signal achieves a threshold voltage, after being delayed for a second time, the bleeder module is controlled by the logic circuit to generate bleeder current; the input current detecting circuit of the driving circuit detects the input current of the driving circuit, and when the sample current achieves a threshold current indicating a predetermined current, the bleeder current is controlled by the logic circuit to be zero; comparing the first time with the reference time, and adjusting the second time correspondingly according to the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,143,093

MODULAR APPARATUS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT-CURRENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A modular apparatus for a high-voltage direct-current transmission system, the apparatus comprising:a housing forming an external shape;
a display unit disposed on an inclined surface formed at a front lower portion of the housing and inclined with respect to the ground; and
a control board disposed in an installation space at a lower portion in the housing and controlling components in response to control signals transmitted from a controller located outside the housing through a cable,
wherein the display unit shows states of the components and is connected with the cable for connection with the controller, and
wherein a connector for connection with the cable is disposed at the control board.

US Pat. No. 10,143,073

CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DIMMING BALLAST OF A UV LAMP

XYLEM IP MANAGEMENT S.a r...

1. A method for controlling operation of a fluid disinfecting system by means of UV radiation, wherein the UV radiation is generated by at least one UV lamp comprising a pair of heating cathodes having a discharge voltage (UD), said UV lamp operated by an electronic ballast unit equipped with a control algorithm for adjusting UV power of the UV lamp by pulse-width-modulation to reduce UV power, the method comprising using the control algorithm of the electronic ballast unit to perform the steps of:decreasing a current generated by the electronic ballast unit to a level (Ikmin);
increasing a voltage amplitude (U) generated by the electronic ballast unit above the discharge voltage (UD) until a desired UV power level is reached; and
with increasing the voltage amplitude (U) decreasing a pulse width (PW) generated by the electronic ballast unit, until PWmin is reached,
wherein decreasing the current and increasing the voltage amplitude (U) generates an ineffective current-voltage-ratio in which excess current heats the cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,143,064

MODULAR LED LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING EMERGENCY LIGHT FUNCTION

Tridonic AG, Ennenda (CH...

1. A modular LED lighting having a first module (1) and a second module (2), an emergency light operating circuit, a rechargeable energy store (ES), an LED module (F), and a communication interface (6),wherein the first module (1) is configured to be supplied with a first AC supply voltage (9) and wherein the first module (1) comprises:
a first submodule (A), a second submodule (B) and a control unit (G), wherein the first submodule (A) is configured for being supplied with the AC supply voltage (9) and for providing DC voltage to a second submodule (B),
wherein the second submodule (B) comprises
a half bridge inverter comprising a series connection of a first switch (S1) with a second switch (S2), wherein the half bridge inverter is configured and arranged to receive the first DC voltage from the first submodule (A),
a storage capacitance (23) connected to a first rectifier (22) and a third submodule (C) of the second module (2),
a transformer (19) having a primary winding and a first secondary winding inductively coupled to the primary winding,
the first rectifier (22) being configured to convert a second AC voltage applied at the first secondary winding into a second DC voltage and being connected to the storage capacitance (23) and the first secondary winding of the transformer (19),
a measuring resistor (24),
a resonant circuit (15) comprising a series connection of a first inductance (16) with a coupling capacitor (17), wherein the first inductance (16) is connected to a point between the first and second switch and connected to the coupling capacitor (17), and the coupling capacitor (17) is further connect to a first end of the primary winding, wherein a second end of the primary winding is connected to ground as well as to the measuring resistor (24),
wherein the measuring resistor (24) is arranged in a series connection with the first and second switch and at the same time connected to ground as well as to the second end of the primary winding;
wherein the control unit (G) is configured and arranged to generate drive signals for clocking the first and second switch based on a voltage drop at the measuring resistor (24),
wherein the second module (2) comprises:
a control unit (E),
the third submodule (C), wherein, during a normal operation, the third submodule (C) is configured and arranged for being supplied with the second DC voltage that is output by the second submodule (B) of the first module (1) and that is supplied to the third submodule (C) from the second submodule (B) of the first module (1) to the third submodule (C), thereby providing a power supply (5) from the second submodule (B) of the first module (1) to the third submodule (C),
wherein the LED module (F), which has at least one LED path (8), is configured and arranged for being supplied by the third submodule (C), wherein the control unit (E) is configured and arranged to control the supply based on feedback values supplied from the LED module (F) to the control unit (E),
wherein the first module (1) and the second module (2) are configured and arranged to communicate via the communication interface (6),
wherein a charging circuit of the emergency light operating circuit comprises a second secondary winding (83) inductively coupled to the first secondary winding of the transformer (19) and a second rectifier (84) connected to the first secondary winding and connected to the rechargeable energy store (ES), wherein the second rectifier (84) is configured to convert a third AC voltage applied at the first secondary winding into a third DC voltage by means of which the rechargeable energy store (ES) is recharged in the normal operation;
wherein a discharge circuit (81) of the emergency light operating circuit is configured and arranged to use the rechargeable energy store (ES) to take over a feeding of the LED module (F) in an event of failure of the first AC supply voltage (9), wherein the discharge circuit (81) is coupled to the second submodule (B) of the first module (1) and, in the event of failure of the first AC supply voltage (9), is configured to feed the second module (2) via said power supply (5) from the second submodule (B) of the first module (1) to the further submodule (C) used during the normal operation, and
wherein, in the event of failure of the first AC supply voltage (9), the first module (1) is configured to transmit a control command via the communication interface (6) and the second module (2) is configured to adapt its operation in response to the transmission of the control command.

US Pat. No. 10,138,457

TISSUE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ADIPOSE TISSUE

The GID Group, Inc., Lou...

1. A method for processing biological material containing stringy tissue, the method comprising;providing a container having
at least one inlet port,
an internal containment volume, the internal containment volume including a tissue retention volume and a filtrate volume separated from the tissue retention volume by a filter, and
a tissue collector disposed in the tissue retention volume and rotatable relative to the container in a direction of rotation about an axis of rotation, the tissue collector including multiple teeth positioned on the tissue collector;
washing a biological material contained in the tissue retention volume by adding a wash liquid to the tissue retention volume and allowing the wash liquid and contaminants to pass through the filter from the tissue retention volume to the filtrate volume; and
rotating the tissue collector disposed in the tissue retention volume relative to the container in a first direction of rotation about an axis of rotation to sweep the teeth positioned on the tissue collector through the biological material and to collect stringy material on the tissue collector.

US Pat. No. 10,137,938

ACTIVE GRILLE SHUTTER SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED RADAR

SRG Global Inc., Troy, M...

1. An active grille shutter (AGS) system for a vehicle, the AGS system comprising:a housing defining (i) a central portion configured to align with an object detection device that is configured to detect objects in front of the vehicle and (ii) an outer portion that is distinct from the central portion;
a plurality of louvers disposed in the outer portion of the housing;
a linkage arranged about at least a portion of a perimeter of the central portion of the housing such that the linkage does not obstruct a field of view of the object detection device, the linkage connecting at least two louvers of the plurality of louvers; and
a set of one or more actuators configured to selectively open/close the plurality of louvers by driving at least one of (i) the linkage and (ii) at least one of the plurality of louvers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,925

IMPROVEMENTS TO STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLIES

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A telescopic steering column assembly comprising an upper shroud portion, a lower shroud portion, the two shroud portions being able to move relatively along a common linear path during telescopic adjustment, a telescopic steering shaft that passes through the upper and lower shroud portions and is supported by the shroud portions through at least one support bearing assembly that acts between an upper portion of the telescopic steering shaft and a lower portion of the shroud that move relative to one another axially during telescopic adjustment of the steering assembly for reach, the support bearing assembly in use removing free play between the shaft and the shroud portions that would otherwise occur in at least one direction orthogonal to the telescopic movement,in which the at least one support bearing assembly comprises:
an inner bearing race which is located on the shaft,
an outer bearing race that is located on an inner face of the shroud, and
a set of ball bearings that are located between the inner bearing race and the outer bearing race and are free to roll along bearing surfaces defined by the bearing races,
wherein:
each of the inner bearing race and the outer bearing races comprise a pair of annular bearing race parts, each part defining a circumferentially extending bearing surface of the respective bearing race, the two parts of each pair being arranged coaxially and spaced apart from each other axially such that varying the spacing between the two parts varies the effective radius of the bearing race, the support bearing assembly further comprising:
an inner annular support sleeve that is located between the inner bearing race and the inner shaft,
an outer annular support sleeve that is located between the outer bearing race and the shroud, and
a biasing means that in use applies an axially directed thrust between a first one of the annular support sleeves and one of the respective bearing race parts, and
in which the bearing assembly is arranged such that the axial thrust applied by the biasing means is converted into a radial thrust that is applied to the inner bearing race and outer bearing race to force them into engagement with the inner and outer sleeves respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,143,100

MODULAR NETWORKING DEVICE CONNECTION SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A modular networking device connection system, comprising:a modular networking system chassis that defines a modular networking system housing including a modular networking device slot;
an internal wall that is located in the modular networking system housing immediately adjacent the modular networking device slot, wherein the internal wall includes a internal wall connector that is configured to connect to a modular networking device positioned in the modular networking device slot; and
a networking processing device that is located in the modular networking system housing opposite the internal wall from the modular networking device slot, wherein the networking processing device includes:
a networking processing device board;
a networking processor that is mounted to the networking processing device board; and
a networking processing device connector that is mounted to the networking processing device board and coupled to the networking processor through the networking processing device board, wherein the networking processing device connector is directly connected to the internal wall connector by a first cable that is configured to transmit signals received through the internal wall connector directly to the networking processing device connector for provision to the networking processor via the networking processing device board.

US Pat. No. 10,143,090

CIRCUIT LAYOUTS OF TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure, the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure comprising:
a tamper-respondent sensor comprising:
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. 10,143,082

REFLECTION SHEET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A reflection sheet comprising:a substrate layer;
a reflective layer formed on the substrate layer,
wherein the reflective layer comprises an alloy consisting of silver (Ag), palladium (Pd) and neodymium (Nd); and
an intermediate indium-tin-oxide (ITO) layer disposed between the substrate layer and the reflective layer and comprising a surface treated with a tetramethylsilane/O2 (TMS/O2) plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,143,081

HYPERELASTIC BINDER FOR PRINTED, STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A stretchable battery, comprising:a stretchable substrate including an elastic and electrically insulative material structured to conform to an outer surface of an object;
a current conductor layer attached to the stretchable substrate, wherein the current conductor layer includes a first elastic composite material comprising a first electrical conductor and a multi-block copolymer configured to form a first hyperelastic binder that creates contacts between particles of the first electrical conductor within a network formed by the multi-block copolymer;
an anode attached to the current conductor layer and arranged over the stretchable substrate, wherein the anode includes a second elastic composite material comprising a second electrical conductor and the multi-block copolymer configured to form a second hyperelastic binder that creates contacts between particles of the second electrical conductor within a network formed by the multi-block copolymer; and
a cathode arranged over the stretchable substrate, wherein the cathode includes a third elastic composite material comprising a third electrical conductor and the multi-block copolymer configured to form a third hyperelastic binder that creates contacts between particles of the third electrical conductor within a network formed by the multi-block copolymer,
wherein the stretchable battery is operable to store energy while undergoing stretching.

US Pat. No. 10,143,068

CONTROLLING LIGHT INTENSITY AT A LOCATION

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A remote control device for use with a lighting control device that is configured to control light intensity, the remote control device comprising:a user interface that is configured to receive an input that is indicative of a desired light intensity;
a light detector that is configured to perform a measurement of an ambient light intensity at the remote control device in response to receipt of the input;
a wireless communication circuit; and
a control circuit that is configured to cause the wireless communication circuit to transmit a message to the lighting control device based on the measurement of the ambient light intensity and on a location of the remote control device, wherein the message causes the ambient light intensity at the remote control device to be adjusted towards the desired light intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,140,875

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINT OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-UAV TASK ASSIGNMENT AND PATH PLANNING

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A method for joint optimization of multi-UAV task assignment and path planning, comprising:a step S1 of obtaining the location information of a plurality of UAVs and a plurality of target points, the dispersion of groundspeed course angle of the UAVs, and motion parameters of each UAV and wind field;
a step S2 of constructing an initial population based on the location information of the plurality of UAVs and the plurality of target points, the dispersion of groundspeed course angle of the UAVs and a preset genetic algorithm, each chromosome in the initial population including the same number of Dubins flight paths as the number of UAVs and each of the Dubins flight paths being completed by a different UAV;
a step S3 of determining the flight status of each UAV and the flight time taken by each UAV to complete a path segment of the corresponding Dubins flight path based on the initial population and the motion parameters of each UAV and wind field, and obtaining the total time taken by all the UAVs corresponding to each chromosome in the initial population to complete the task based on the flight time of the path segment and an MUAV-VS-DVRP model; and
a step S4 of subjecting the chromosomes in the initial population to crossover and mutation based on the genetic algorithm and, when a predetermined number of iterations is reached, selecting the Dubins flight path corresponding to the chromosome with all the UAVs taking the shortest time to complete the task as the jointly-optimized task assignment and path planning scheme for the UAVs.

US Pat. No. 10,143,120

COMPONENT MOUNTER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounter provided with a component suction nozzle which uses a suction force which is generated by a negative pressure generation source to hold a component, the component mounter comprising:a nozzle shaft, on a bottom end of which the component suction nozzle is installed;
a nozzle shaft holder which includes a through-hole into which the nozzle shaft is inserted;
two bearings which are disposed in two locations separated vertically on an inner circumferential surface of the through-hole and which guide the nozzle shaft in a vertical direction;
a first flow path which is an air flow path formed inside the nozzle shaft, one end of the first flow path is an outer circumferential surface of the nozzle shaft and is open at a position interposed by the two bearings, and another end communicates with the component suction nozzle which is installed on a bottom end of the nozzle shaft;
a second flow path which is an air flow path formed inside the nozzle shaft holder, one end of the second flow path communicates with the negative pressure generation source, and another end is an inner circumferential surface of the through-hole and is open at a position which is interposed between the two bearings; and
a component suction nozzle lifting and lowering motor which causes the nozzle shaft to move vertically in relation to the nozzle shaft holder,
wherein, in each of the bearings:
two ring-shaped guide portions which surround an outer circumferential surface of the nozzle shaft to guide the nozzle shaft in the vertical direction are formed separated in the vertical direction,
a grease holder which has a larger inner diameter than the ring-shaped guide portion is formed between the two ring-shaped guide portions,
a space is surrounded by the outer circumferential surface of the nozzle shaft, the two ring-shaped guide portions, and the grease holder, and
the space is filled with grease.

US Pat. No. 10,143,114

LIQUID COOLED RACK INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING LEAK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) comprising:a rack having chassis-receiving bays;
a liquid cooling subsystem that provides cooling liquid to one or more liquid cooled (LC) nodes received in the chassis-receiving bays;
one or more leak collection structures positioned to receive cooling liquid that leaks from the liquid cooling subsystem;
one or more liquid sensors that detects a presence of leaked cooling liquid in any of the one or more leak collection structures, wherein the one or more liquid sensors include a node-level liquid sensor that detects leaks within a respective LC node; and
a leak detection subsystem communicatively coupled to the one or more liquid sensors and which responds to a detected presence of liquid by providing a leak indication.

US Pat. No. 10,143,109

PASSIVE TWO-PHASE COOLING WITH FORCED COOLING ASSIST

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:monitoring, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, one or more sensors associated with a pump that circulates a coolant refrigerant through a two-phase refrigerant system associated with a first electronic component;
modifying, by the system, a flow path of the coolant refrigerant through the two-phase refrigerant system based on a determination that the pump satisfies a defined criterion; and
transmitting, by the system, information associated with the first electronic component to a second electronic component based on the determination that the pump satisfies the defined criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,143,088

METHOD FOR PRODUCING WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a wired circuit board including an insulating layer and a conductive pattern provided on one side face in a thickness direction of the insulating layer, the method including the steps of:a step (1), in which the insulating layer is provided, the insulating layer having the one side face including a flat face and an inclined face, the inclined face being inclined from the flat face toward the one side in the thickness direction,
a step (2), in which a metal thin film is provided on the flat face and the inclined face of the insulating layer,
a step (3), in which a photoresist is provided on the metal thin film,
a step (4), in which a photomask is disposed so that in the photoresist, a to-be-portion where the conductive pattern is to be provided and which is provided on the flat face is shielded from light and a portion other than the to-be-portion in the photoresist is not shielded, wherein the portion other than the to-be-portion in the photoresist includes, when projected in the thickness direction, the inclined face, and the photoresist is exposed to light through the photomask,
a step (5), in which the to-be-portion of the photoresist shielded from light by the photomask is removed to expose the metal thin film corresponding to the to-be-portion, and
a step (6), in which the conductive pattern is provided on the metal thin film exposed from the photoresist,
wherein when exposing the photoresist in the step (4), reflection is caused by the metal thin film positioned above the inclined face to reduce light toward the to-be-portion on the flat face.

US Pat. No. 10,143,086

TRANSIENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES COMPRISING INORGANIC OR HYBRID INORGANIC AND ORGANIC SUBSTRATES AND ENCAPSULATES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of using a transient electronic device, said method comprising the steps of:providing the transient electronic device comprising:
a substrate;
one or more active or passive electronic device components supported by said substrate; wherein said active or passive electronic device components independently comprise a selectively transformable material; and
an encapsulant layer at least partially encapsulating said one or more active or passive electronic device components;
wherein said substrate, said encapsulant layer or both independently comprise a selectively removable inorganic material responsive to an external or internal stimulus; wherein at least partial removal of said substrate, said encapsulant layer or both in response to said external or internal stimulus initiates at least partial transformation of said one or more active or passive electronic device components providing a programmable transformation of the transient electronic device in response to said external or internal stimulus at a pre-selected time or at a pre-selected rate, wherein said programmable transformation provides a change in function of the transient electronic device from a first condition to a second condition; and
exposing said transient electronic device to said external or internal stimulus resulting in said at least partial removal of said substrate or encapsulant layer to expose said one or more active or passive electronic device components to said external or internal stimulus, thereby providing said programmable transformation of the transient electronic device;
wherein said removal of said substrate, said encapsulant layer or both in response to said internal or external stimulus occurs via a phase change, dissolution, hydrolysis, bioresorption, etching, corrosion, a photochemical reaction, an electrochemical reaction or any combination of these processes.

US Pat. No. 10,143,084

PLATED OPENING WITH VENT PATH

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A method of forming a plated opening in a workpiece comprising:forming a first opening in a first major surface of workpiece, wherein the forming the first opening includes removing non-conductive material of the workpiece to form a sidewall of the non-conductive material;
plating the sidewall with a conductive material to form a sidewall plating;
after the plating, forming a vent opening, wherein the forming the vent opening includes removing a portion of the non-conductive material at the sidewall, wherein at least a first portion of the sidewall plating remains after the forming the vent opening, wherein the forming the vent opening includes forming a second sidewall of the non-conductive material that is not covered by the sidewall plating.

US Pat. No. 10,143,079

BREATHABLE AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CLOTH

1. A breathable and electrically conductive cloth comprising:a first plastic film that is electrically insulative, and that has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite to said inner surface;
an electrical circuit pattern layer that is formed on said inner surface of said first plastic film, and that is adapted to be electrically connected to an external electrical unit; and
a yarn-based fabric that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to said first surface, said yarn-based fabric having a plurality of warp yarns and a plurality of weft yarns that are interlaced with the warp yarns to form a plurality of micropores, said micropores extending through said first surface and said second surface, said first surface of said yarn-based fabric being bonded to said inner surface of said first plastic film and said electrical circuit pattern layer,
wherein said first plastic film further has a plurality of first hollow protrusions, said electrical circuit pattern layer having a plurality of warp ribs and a plurality of weft ribs that are interlaced with said warp ribs to form a plurality of second hollow protrusions, each of said first hollow protrusions extending into a corresponding one of said micropores and forming a ventilating passage that extends through said outer surface of said first plastic film and said second surface of said yarn-based fabric, at least one of said first hollow protrusions extending into a corresponding one of said second hollow protrusions, each of said second hollow protrusions extending into a corresponding one of said micropores.

US Pat. No. 10,143,077

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A PCB (Printed Circuit Board) structure, comprising:a power layer, comprising a first power shape and a plurality of ground elements, wherein the first power shape is surrounded by the ground elements;
wherein a distance between any adjacent two of the ground elements is shorter than 0.1 wavelength of a predetermined frequency, so as to reduce electromagnetic noise radiation at the predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,143,062

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An organic electroluminescence device comprising:a base material having a top surface on which a recess is provided;
a reflective layer provided along at least a surface of the recess;
a filling layer filled in the recess via the reflective layer, the filling layer having light transmissivity;
a first electrode provided at least on an upper layer side of the filling layer, the first electrode having light transmissivity;
an organic layer provided on an upper layer side of the first electrode, the organic layer comprising at least a light emitting layer;
a second electrode provided on an upper layer side of the organic layer, the second electrode having light transmissivity; and
low refractive index layers whose refractive indexes are lower than that of the second electrode, the low refractive index layers being provided on the second electrode,
wherein the second electrode has a reflectance of 70% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,143,060

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT WITH OPTIMUM STIMULATION OF NON-VISUAL FUNCTIONS

Maquet SAS, Ardon (FR) I...

1. A lighting equipment, in particular for an operating theater, comprising:a lighting device with a plurality of light sources for delivering white light having a tunable light spectrum, and
a monitoring and control device that controls said light sources so as to modulate said light spectrum in a repeatable modulation cycle without interruption, which cycle comprises a first period of time during which said light spectrum is red-enriched, a second period of time during which said light spectrum is gradually modulated from red to blue, a third period of time during which said light spectrum is blue-enriched, and a fourth period of time during which said light spectrum is modulated gradually from blue to red, wherein said monitoring and control device is configured to detect reception of a signal indicating a human presence in the vicinity of said lighting device, and in response to said signal being detected, said monitoring and control device reinitializes said modulation cycle when said modulation cycle is in said first period of time, or gradually modulates said light spectrum from blue to red during a transient period of time when said modulation cycle is in said second, third or fourth period of time before reinitializing said modulation cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,142,657

TRANSFORM METHOD BASED ON BLOCK INFORMATION, AND APPARATUS USING SAID METHOD

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A video decoding method, comprising: determining information about a block; and determining a horizontal inverse transform method of the block to be inverse Discrete Sine Transform (inverse DST) when the prediction block is a block using an intra prediction mode, when a number of the intra prediction mode is within a range, when a size of the block satisfies a specific condition, and when the block is a block for a luma sample,wherein the range is 6 or more but 14 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,143,115

DEVICE FOR RADIATING HEAT OF CAPACITOR OF AN INVERTER IN AN ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An apparatus for cooling an inverter of a vehicle comprising:an inverter housing receiving the inverter unit, the inverter housing including a capacitor, the inverter housing thermally connected to an electric compressor in an air conditioning system of the vehicle; and
a heat dissipation unit disposed in the inverter housing and formed from a same material as the inverter housing, the heat dissipation unit contacting an outer surface of the capacitor and providing heat transfer communication between the capacitor and the inverter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,143,111

ADJUSTMENT OF A PUMP SPEED BASED ON A VALVE POSITION

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A coolant distribution unit (CDU) comprising:a valve to control a flow of a facility coolant through the CDU;
a pump to flow a data center coolant to data center components;
a controller, exclusively controlling the CDU, to:
determine a position of the valve; and
based on the determined position of the valve, adjust a speed of the pump that maintains a differential pressure of the data center coolant flowing to the data center components, wherein the data center coolant transfers heat from the data center components to the facility coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,143,108

HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat dissipating device adapted to a plurality of memory modules installed on a main board side by side, the heat dissipating device comprising:a comb-shaped frame comprising a heat dissipating wall and a plurality of heat conducting members, the heat conducting members being connected to the heat dissipating wall and arranged side by side, the heat conducting members and the heat dissipating wall forming a comb-shaped structure with a plurality of receiving spaces for receiving the memory modules;
a cover selectively fixed with or separated from the comb-shaped frame, the cover comprising at least one clamping structure, the at least one clamping structure pushing two outmost heat conducting members of the comb-shaped frame inwardly when the cover is fixed with the comb-shaped frame, such that the heat conducting members and the memory modules located between the heat conducting members abut against each other tightly,
wherein each of the heat conducting members of the comb-shaped frame has a protruding portion extending away from the heat dissipating wall; wherein the cover has an engaging retainer extending toward the comb-shaped frame, the engaging retainer has at least two separating portions and at least one receiving groove, each of the separating portions has a predetermined width, the receiving groove is formed between two of the separating portions and used for receiving the protruding portion of the heat conducting member; wherein the protruding portion of the heat conducting member is disposed in the receiving groove of the engaging retainer and the separating portions are located between the protruding portions of the heat conducting members when the cover is fixed with the comb-shaped frame, such that the protruding portions of the heat conducting members are separated from each other by the predetermined width.

US Pat. No. 10,143,103

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING INDUSTRIAL AND DOMESTIC DEVICES

EXOR INTERNATIONAL S.P.A....

1. A system for controlling industrial and domestic devices, comprising a monitor and a cylindrical body,wherein:
said monitor comprises a liquid crystal display multitouch screen adapted for optical display and for data entry by a user, a panel that supports said multitouch screen and that has an interface adapted to receive said cylindrical body and circuitry adapted to process and exchange data;
said cylindrical body further having a cavity adapted to contain a data receiving device, said cylindrical body being further adapted to be fixed to said industrial and domestic devices; and
said cylindrical body being fixed in a hole measuring 22 mm provided in said panel of said monitor, and said data receiving device being constituted by exactly one Ethernet cable providing simultaneous energy and data transmission to said multitouch screen, said Ethernet cable being arranged inside said cavity of said cylindrical body;
said system further comprising:
an enclosure adapted to shield electromagnetic interferences and adapted to contain said cylindrical body and said monitor;
a second screen based on capacitive technology, which is arranged on said multitouch screen and is connected to said enclosure adapted to shield electromagnetic interferences and having gaskets with an IP69 K protection level;
a heat sink;
a frame adapted to support said screen and electronic circuitry of said monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,143,092

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A circuit substrate, comprising:a core substrate comprising resin material and having a cavity formed such that the cavity is penetrating through the core substrate;
a metal block accommodated in the cavity of the core substrate and having a thickness greater than a thickness of the core substrate such that the metal block has a first surface and a second surface protruding from a first side and a second side of the core substrate respectively;
a first build-up layer laminated on the first side of the core substrate and comprising a plurality of insulating resin layers such that the first build-up layer is covering the first surface of the metal block in the cavity of the core substrate from the first side, and a first via conductor structure formed in an innermost portion of the first build-up layer such that the first via conductor structure is connected to the first surface of the metal block; and
a second build-up layer laminated on the second side of the core substrate on an opposite side with respect to the first side and comprising a plurality of insulating resin layers such that the second build-up layer is covering the second surface of the metal block in the cavity of the core substrate from the second side, and a second via conductor structure formed in an innermost portion of the second build-up layer such that the second via conductor structure is connected to the second surface of the metal block,
wherein the first build-up layer comprises an electronic component mounting structure formed on an outermost portion of the first build-up layer such that the electronic component mounting structure mounts an electronic component on the first build-up layer, the metal block is formed such that the first and second surfaces of the metal block comprise roughened surfaces in contact with respective insulating resin layers in the first and second build-up layers and that the roughened surface of the first surface has a surface roughness in a range of 1.0 ?m to 3.0 ?m in an arithmetic average roughness which is different from a surface roughness of the roughened surface of the second surface in a range of 0.1 ?m to 1.0 ?m in an arithmetic average roughness, and the first and second via conductor structures are formed such that the first via conductor structure comprises a plurality of via conductors which is greater in number than a plurality of via conductors forming the second via conductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,143,059

CIRCUIT OF DIMMING AND TONING BASED ON A DRIVER ON BOARD MODULE

SHENZHEN ANGELED CO., LTD...

1. A circuit of dimming and toning based on a driver on board module, comprising:a silicon controlled dimming circuit module;
a rectifier module;
a plurality of balanced architecture LED modules;
an AC constant current power supply module comprising a plurality of AC constant current power supply sub units supplying power for the plurality of balanced architecture LED modules respectively; and
a color feedback comparison module;
wherein the silicon controlled dimming circuit module, the rectifier module, and the AC constant current power supply module are electrically connected to each other;
wherein the color feedback comparison module is located between every two balanced architecture LED modules to compare voltages generated thereby and no power contrast feedback between two balanced architecture LED modules is generated when the silicon controlled dimming circuit module adjusts current, so that the color feedback comparison module makes an LED bead thereof to choose road between the balanced architecture LED modules to realize colour temperature adjusting.

US Pat. No. 10,141,865

HYBRID CHB-TVSI MULTILEVEL VOLTAGE SOURCE INVERTER

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A hybrid CHB-TVSI multilevel voltage source inverter, comprising:a set of output transformers providing output power in three phases adapted for connection to a grid;
an upper part including a cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter having:
three phases of H-bridge cells having pairs of x-side and y-side switched intermediate outputs, the H-bridge cells being cascaded such that a terminal between the y-side switched intermediate output on one side of a first H-bridge cell connects with a terminal between the x-side switched intermediate output of a second H-bridge cell, and a terminal between the x-side switched intermediate output on one side of the second H-bridge cell connects with a terminal between the x-side switched intermediate output of the next H-bridge cell, each of the H-bridge cells being connected to at least one DC power source, the H-bridge cells having a first set of outputs connected to each other and a second set of outputs providing output power to a first set of primary winding connections on respective phases of the set of output transformers; and
a lower part including a three-phase voltage source inverter having:
three units connected in cascade, each of the three units being configured as a three-leg, two-level inverter and having three output terminals, two of the other output terminals of the three units in the lower part being connected through inductors to respective ones of the output terminals of the other two units, one of the three output terminals of the units in the lower part being connected to a second set of primary winding connections on the respective phases of the set of output transformers, each of the three units being connected to at least one DC power source; and
wherein connections of the upper and lower parts to the set of output transformers connect respective phases of the upper part to corresponding phases of the lower part; and
wherein the set of output transformers connects the upper part with the lower part using a three-phase open-end winding configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,140,790

DATA RECORDER SYSTEM AND UNIT FOR A VEHICLE

Wabtec Holding Corp., Wi...

1. A data recorder system for a vehicle, comprising:at least one video camera device configured to generate video data associated with the vehicle and/or its surroundings, and wirelessly transmit at least a portion of the video data; and
a data recorder unit, comprising:
(a) an enclosure configured to house at least one internal component;
(b) at least one data processing unit arranged in the enclosure and programmed or configured to: (i) wirelessly receive at least a portion of the video data from the at least one video camera device; (ii) process at least a portion of the video data; and (iii) generate processed video data based at least partially on the video data; and
(c) at least one storage device comprising at least one crash-hardened memory and at least one non-crash-hardened memory, wherein at least one of the at least one crash-hardened memory and the at least one non-crash-hardened memory is arranged in the enclosure, wherein the at least one crash-hardened memory and the at least one non-crash-hardened memory are in communication with the at least one data processing unit and configured to store at least a portion of at least one of the video data and the processed video data,
wherein the at least one data processing unit is configured to store at least a portion of the video data or the processed video data on the at least one non-crash-hardened memory and the at least one crash-hardened memory substantially in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,138,371

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FORMING STEERING WHEEL REMOTE CONTROL BEZEL

SK Chemicals Co., Ltd., ...

1. A resin composition for forming a steering wheel remote control bezel, the resin composition comprising:an amount of 40 to 50 wt % of a polyester copolymer including a dicarboxylic acid component residue including terephthalic acid and a diol component residue including 5 to 60 mol % of dianhydrohexitol, and 5 to 80 mol % of compounds represented by the following Chemical Formulas 1 based on a content of the entire diol component based on the total weight of the resin composition;
an amount of 10 to 20 wt % of at least one copolymer selected from the group consisting of unsaturated nitrile-diene-based rubber-aromatic vinyl grafted copolymers and alkylmethacrylate-diene-based rubber-aromatic vinyl grafted copolymers, based on the total weight of the resin composition;
unsaturated nitrile-aromatic vinyl-glycidyl methacrylate compatibilizers; and
an amount of 40 to 50 wt % of polycarbonate, based on the total weight of the resin composition,
wherein the unsaturated nitrile-aromatic vinyl-glycidyl methacrylate compatibilizers has a glass transition temperature of 20 to 200° C. and a weight average molecular weight of about 200 to 300,000,
wherein an amount of 0.1 to 0.5 parts by weight of a phosphite-based antioxidant based on 100 parts by weight of the resin composition is further added to the resin composition:

where R1 to R4 are each independently hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and n1 and n2 are each independently integers of 0 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,137,923

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A steering column assembly comprising:a telescopic shroud having an upper shroud portion and a lower shroud portion, in which at least part of the upper shroud portion is telescopically received within the lower shroud portion,
a support bracket which in use is secured to a fixed part of a vehicle, the bracket having at least one arm which extends down from the bracket on one side of the lower shroud portion,
a clamp mechanism which comprises a clamp pin that passes through an opening in the at least one arm and an opening in the lower shroud portion or an opening in a rail secured to the lower shroud portion,
the clamp mechanism further comprising a primary cam mechanism which is operable by a lever between an unclamped condition of the clamp mechanism in which the primary cam mechanism has a first length and a clamped condition in which the primary cam mechanism has a second, longer, length, whereby the clamp mechanism is arranged so that when in the clamped condition the at least one arm is clamped to the lower shroud portion or the rail and the lower shroud portion is squeezed onto the upper shroud portion to fix the upper shroud portion relative to the lower shroud portion,
wherein a release mechanism which is operable to partially reduce a force with which the lower shroud portion is squeezed onto the upper shroud portion in the event of a crash that causes the upper portion to move into the lower portion whilst the clamp mechanism is in the clamped position.
US Pat. No. 10,138,428

CATALYST ASSISTED CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO BIO-OIL

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for preparing bio-oil, said process comprising:a. preparing and/or collecting a biomass slurry;
b. adding a mixed catalyst system comprising a heterogeneous catalyst and at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants to the biomass slurry to obtain a mixture, wherein the heterogeneous catalyst has a total acid strength ranging from 0.05 to 1.5 mmole/gm of ammonia;
c. heating said mixture in the presence of a hydrogen source at a temperature ranging from 200 to 350° C. and at a pressure ranging from 70 to 250 bars for a time period ranging from 10 to 180 minutes to obtain a mass containing crude bio-oil; and
d. separating the crude bio-oil from the mass containing crude bio-oil to obtain a separated crude bio-oil and a sludge containing a residue and the mixed catalyst system,
wherein a weight ratio of said heterogeneous catalyst to said at least one surfactant is 9:1 or 1:9.

US Pat. No. 10,143,118

ARRANGEMENT FOR PROTECTING ELECTRONICS FROM INTERFERENCE RADIATION

1. An arrangement for protecting electronics from interference radiation, comprises:a housing and a circuit carrier for accommodating the electronics in an interior of the housing;
wherein the housing defines an opening for compensation of different pressures inside and outside the housing; and
wherein a contact-making element of an electronic component of the electronics is arranged between the opening and the circuit carrier, in such a manner that the electronics are at last partially screened from interference radiation entering the housing through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,143,110

MIDDLE FRAME MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MIDDLE FRAME MEMBER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A middle frame member, comprising:a middle frame substrate body, wherein the middle frame member is a support part inside an electronic product for supporting components in the electronic product;
a first metal layer, attached to a first area of the middle frame substrate body, wherein a coefficient of heat conductivity of the first metal layer is greater than a coefficient of heat conductivity of the middle frame substrate body, the first area comprises all or a part of an outer surface of the middle frame substrate body, and the first metal layer is used to conduct, to the middle frame substrate body, heat generated by at least one of the components that is in contact with or adjacent to the first metal layer;
a second metal layer, attached to the second area on the surface of the middle frame substrate body, wherein an electrode potential difference between the second metal layer and the metal antenna spring plate is less than an electrode potential difference between the middle frame substrate body and the metal antenna spring plate; and
a passivated insulation layer, attached to a surface of the first metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,143,097

HOUSING AND COMPLEMENTARY SNAP-FIT BRACKET

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A system for mounting an industrial sensor, comprising:a bracket comprising a snap feature and an overhang feature; and
a housing of an industrial sensor, comprising:
hollow threaded connectors that provide access to respective data ports or power ports of the industrial sensor, wherein two of the hollow threaded connectors protrude from a first end of the housing;
a first pocket located at the first end of the housing between the two of the hollow threaded connectors;
a first mounting boss located within the first pocket and configured to engage with either the snap feature or the overhang feature;
a second pocket located at a second end of the housing; and
a second mounting boss located within the second pocket and configured to engage with either the snap feature or the overhang feature.

US Pat. No. 10,143,083

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

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having an insulating property; and
a metal layer formed on at least one surface side of the base film,
wherein a plurality of fine particles are disposed between the base film and the metal layer so as to adhere to both the base film and the metal layer, and
the fine particles are formed of a metal the same as a main metal of the metal layer or formed of a metal compound of the main metal,
wherein the fine particles are formed of a metal oxide or a metal hydroxide, and have an average particle size of 0.1 nm or more and 20 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,143,074

FILTER AND TARGET SUPPLY APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A filter comprising:a first member having a first surface provided with a plurality of grooves; and
a second member set with a second surface thereof covering the plurality of grooves,
the first member including a first passable portion that allows a fluid to pass between the first surface and a first space, which is defined beside a surface of the first member opposite to the first surface, through a first area of the plurality of grooves,
the second member including a second passable portion that allows the fluid to pass between the second surface and a second space, which is defined beside a surface of the second member opposite to the second surface, through a second area of the plurality of grooves distanced from the first area,
wherein the first member is made of a material selected from molybdenum, tungsten, aluminum oxide, silicon dioxide glass, silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum nitride, zirconium boride, and boron carbide, and
wherein the second member exposes a part of the plurality of grooves therethrough to the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,143,071

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRICAL LOADS IN RESPONSE TO STATE CHANGE INFORMATION

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A load control system for controlling an amount of power delivered to a plurality of lighting loads, the plurality of lighting loads including a first lighting load and a second lighting load, the load control system comprising:a load control device configured to control the amount of power provided to the first lighting load; and
a master device configured to:
determine an on/off state of the plurality of lighting loads;
store the on/off state of the plurality of lighting loads;
receive an indication to change the on/off state of at least one of the first or second lighting loads;
determine, from the previously stored on/off state of the plurality of lighting loads, that the on/off state of the first lighting load and the second lighting load are out of synchronization; and
transmit, to the load control device, a command that is configured to synchronize the on/off state of the first lighting load and the second lighting load.

US Pat. No. 10,143,070

AUTOMATED GROUPING OF MULTIPLE WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING LAMP UNITS WITHIN A LUMINAIRE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A luminaire comprising a first lamp and one or more other, second lamps, the first lamp comprising:a receiving circuit configured to receive, one or more signals via a constrained signalling channel whereby propagation of the signals is constrained by a physical characteristic of the luminaire; and
a controller configured to detect, based on reception of said one or more signals via said constrained signalling channel, that the one or more other lamps are present in the same luminaire as the first lamp, and to identify the one or more second lamps based on the reception of said one or more signals.

US Pat. No. 10,143,069

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AUTOMATED ADJUSTMENT APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A method of controlling a lighting control system, the method comprising:receiving an input via a first light control module configured to cause a transmission of a first quantity of electrical energy to a first lighting circuit of a first light fixture electrically connected to the first lighting control module;
transmitting a control message from the first light control module to at least one second light control module configured to cause a transmission of a second quantity of electrical energy to at least one second lighting circuit of at least one second light fixture electrically connected to the at least one second lighting control module; and
changing a flow of electricity from the at least one second light control module to the at least one second lighting circuit based on the input received via the first light control module.

US Pat. No. 10,142,988

BASE STATION CONFIGURED FOR PERSISTENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method of persistent resource allocation performed by a base station, the method comprising:transmitting, via a wireless radio frequency (RF) transmitter of the base station, a first RF wireless signal including persistent resource allocation information, the persistent resource allocation information including an indication of downlink (DL) persistent resources, a first identifier associated with a client station, an indication of a DL allocation period, an indication of uplink (UL) persistent resources, and an indication of an UL allocation period;
periodically transmitting a second series of RF wireless signals including DL user data, via the wireless RF transmitter of the base station to the client station associated with the first identifier, the second series of RF wireless signals being transmitted via the DL persistent resources and based on the DL allocation period, the DL persistent resources repeating at an interval defined by the DL allocation period; and
persistently receiving a third series of RF wireless signals including UL user data, via a wireless RF receiver of the base station, the third series of RF wireless signals being received via the UL persistent resources and based on the UL allocation period from the client station associated with the first identifier, the UL persistent resources repeating at an interval defined by the UL allocation period.

US Pat. No. 10,142,784

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PROXIMITY-RELATED USER GROUPS

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A temporary virtual group management apparatus comprising:at least one processor;
one or more non-transitory memories comprising computer-executable program code instructions stored therein, the computer-executable program code instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the location-based virtual group management apparatus to:
enable an administrative entity to establish a temporary virtual group,
enable the administrative entity to define configuration information for the temporary virtual group,
the enabling of the administrative entity to define the configuration information comprising:
establishing membership criteria for admittance of one or more members to the temporary virtual group;
establishing rules of interaction among the one or more members of that the temporary virtual group;
wherein the establishment of the rules of interaction comprises:
enabling a first member of the one or more members to create a unidirectional relationship with a bookmarked member, without explicit approval of the bookmarked member;
enabling the first member of the one or more members of the temporary virtual group to receive a broadcasted message from the bookmarked member, the message comprising content; and
enabling each of one or more other members of the temporary virtual group to receive the broadcasted message from the bookmarked member;
facilitate, according to the rules of interaction, transmission of the broadcasted message from the bookmarked member to the first member of the temporary virtual group and to at least one of the one or more other members of the temporary virtual group.

US Pat. No. 10,142,676

RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY MAKING AT LEAST ONE PRIVATE MEMORY SPACE AVAILABLE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A residential gateway, the residential gateway having a memory space made available to at least one device connected to a local area network to which is connected the residential gateway,wherein, said memory space comprising at least one private memory space, the residential gateway comprises a table managing rights of access of devices to the at least one private memory space, and the residential gateway is configured for:
receiving commands for access to said memory space and administrator commands for updating said table managing rights of access;
updating said table managing rights of access, on receipt of an administrator command coming from a predetermined device implementing an administrator module, and ignoring any administrator command coming from a device, different from the predetermined device, not implementing said administrator module; and
ignoring any command for access to the at least one private memory space, when said command is received from a device different from the predetermined device and not identified in said table managing rights of access, and
the residential gateway comprises a server for each of a plurality of private memory spaces, each of the servers filtering and processing the commands for access to the respective private memory space, and the residential gateway broadcasts a message describing a configuration of each of the servers, said message including a description of the private memory space managed by each of the servers.

US Pat. No. 10,142,235

INCREASINGLY MINIMAL BIAS ROUTING

Cray Inc., Seattle, WA (...

1. A multiprocessor computer system including a processor interconnect network, the multiprocessor computer network comprising:a plurality of routers configured to dynamically route a data packet along a network path across the processor interconnect network, the network path made up of a sequence of hops from one of the plurality of routers to another of the plurality of routers, each router configured to select a next hop for the data packet to follow from among a plurality of possible hops based on network congestion information from neighboring routers and a routing table comprising a plurality of biases;
wherein the plurality of routers are configured to select a first hop in the sequence of hops from the source node to a first said router as a function of said congestion information and the application of a first bias selected from the plurality of biases contained within the routing table, wherein the application of the first bias will promote the use of a non-minimal routing methodology, and
wherein the plurality of routers are configured to select a second said hop from the first router to a second said router as a function of said congestion information and the application of a second bias selected from the plurality of biases contained within the routing table, wherein the second bias will increase the likelihood of selecting a minimal routing methodology.

US Pat. No. 10,140,251

PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING MATRIX MULTIPLICATION OPERATION ON PROCESSOR

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A processor comprising:a data bus; and
an array processor having k processing units;
the data bus configured to sequentially read 1×n row vectors from an M×N multiplicand matrix and input the 1×n row vectors to each processing unit in the array processor, read an n×k submatrix from an N×K multiplier matrix and input each of n×1 column vectors of the n×k submatrix to a corresponding processing unit in the array processor, and output a result obtained by each processing unit after executing a vector multiplication operation; and
the each processing unit in the array processor configured to execute in parallel the vector multiplication operation on the input 1×n row vectors and the input n×1 column vectors, and the each processing unit comprising a Wallace tree multiplier having n multipliers and n?1 adders, the Wallace tree multiplier in the each processing unit being configured to execute in parallel a multiplication operation and an addition operation in the vector multiplication operation,
wherein n, k, M, and N are integers greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,139,813

PRODUCTION SEQUENCE OPTIMIZING METHOD AND PRODUCTION SEQUENCE OPTIMIZING SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A production sequence optimizing method that classifies a plurality of production programs which are continuously executed using a production line into a plurality of groups which share resources used for production and that optimizes an execution order of the plurality of production programs, comprising:a resource number counting step of counting a number of all resources held in stock; and
a resource allocation step of, in a case where the number of all resources is less than a sum of a number of resources required for an N-th group and a number of resources required for an (N+1)-th group where N is a natural number, allocating the resources to each of the groups on the basis of the number of all resources, the number of resources required for the N-th group, and the number of resources required for the (N+1)-th group, wherein
the resources include feeders, each including a tape having electronic components and being detachably provided in an electronic component mounting machine,
when the feeders are individually replaced in the electronic component mounting machine in a first setup operation, the feeders are allocated to each of the groups in the resource allocation step in a first manner, and
when the feeders are collectively replaced in the electronic component mounting machine in a second setup operation different from the first setup operation, the feeders are allocated to each of the groups in the resource allocation step in a second manner different from the first manner.

US Pat. No. 10,138,202

PROCESS FOR PREPARING N-ALKYL(METH)ACRYLAMIDES

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A process for preparing an N-alkyl(meth)acrylamide of formula (1), the process comprising:charging (meth)acrylic anhydride in a reaction vessel;
reacting (meth)acrylic anhydride with an aqueous solution of an alkylamine of formula (2) at a temperature of from ?5° C. to 40° C. and a pressure of from 0.5 to 6 bar, thereby obtaining the N-alkyl(meth)acrylamide in a reaction solution,
wherein the initial reaction temperature does not exceed 25° C.;
cooling the reaction vessel to a temperature above a crystallization temperature of the N-alkyl(meth)acrylamide in the reaction solution; and
separating the N-alkyl(meth)acrylamide:
whereR1 is H or a CH3 group, and
R2 and R3 are hydrogen or a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical or aryl radical comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms,
wherein uncontrolled precipitates in the form of lumps or deposits do not form on the walls of the reaction vessel,
wherein the alkylamine is precooled to below 30° C. before said reacting, and
wherein a concentration of the alkylamine in the aqueous solution is 50-90%.
US Pat. No. 10,137,221

HEMOSTATIC MIXTURE OF CELLULOSE-BASED SHORT AND LONG FIBERS

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. Hemostatic fibers and/or aggregates composition comprising long and fine cellulose-based fibers comprised of oxidized cellulose and/or oxidized regenerated cellulose, wherein the concentration of the long fibers is in the range of 5%-25% w/w and the concentration of the fine fibers is in the range of 95%-75% w/w of the entire weight composition, wherein the size distribution of the long fibers is: D90 of more than 177 ?m and D50 of more than 95 ?m, and wherein the size distribution of the fine fibers is: D90 of less than 177 ?m, and D50 of less than 95 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,138,333

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A BIO-RESORBABLE POLYESTER IN PARTICULATE FORM

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A process for preparing a bio-resorbable polyester in particulate form, said process comprising:a) providing a bio-resorbable polyester in the form of a dry polymer mass or in the form of a wet polymer mass,
b) feeding the polymer mass from a) into an extruder with at least one degassing zone where the polymer mass is molten, extruded and degassed, to obtain a degassed polymer,
c) discharging the degassed polymer mass out of the extruder, and
d) comminuting the discharged polymer mass to particles with
a bulk density of 0.3 g/ml or more,
a tapped density of 0.4 g/ml or more, and
a specific surface area of 2.0 m2/g or less.

US Pat. No. 10,143,104

ADAPTIVE MOUNTING RAIL AND MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. An adaptive mounting rail for an electronic device comprising:a base element comprising a first side and a second side;
a plurality of rails disposed on the first side of the base element for mounting an electronic device; and
a first adaptive mounting element disposed on the second side of the base element allowing to removably mount the adaptive mounting rail to a support mounting rail,
wherein the first adaptive mounting element comprises a top mounting hanger allowing the adaptive mounting rail to rest on a top rail of the support mounting rail, and
wherein the plurality of rails comprises bottom rails comprising threaded surfaces, the bottom rails being arranged so that the threaded surfaces face each other and form a gap for receiving bolts or screws used to fasten an electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,143,095

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH SEPARATE ROLLERS FOR DISPLAY AND DISPLAY WINDOW

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A rollable display device comprising:a display module having a first module surface and a second module surface opposed to the first module surface;
a window member disposed on the first module surface and having a first window surface and a second window surface opposed to the first window surface and disposed between the first window surface and the first module surface;
a housing in which the display module and the window member are configured to be rolled up and stored, the housing having a slot through which the display module and the window member are configured to move in and out;
a first rotary member disposed inside the housing configured to roll up the display module; and
a second rotary member disposed inside the housing, spaced from the first rotary member, and configured to roll up the window member.

US Pat. No. 10,143,080

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR AN ATTACHABLE, TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. An article, comprising:a flexible electronic component configured for bending along a first dimension and along a second dimension different from the first dimension; and
a flexible support coupled to the flexible electronic component, the flexible support including bending limiting structure configured to constrain bending of the flexible electronic component along the first and second dimensions to a range within a bending tolerance of the flexible electronic component,
wherein the flexible electronic component is slidable relative to at least a portion of the flexible support when the article is bent along the first dimension and when the article is bent along the second dimension, such that the article can have a bending range that is within a bending range of the flexible electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,143,044

ELECTRIC INDUCTION HEATING OF STRIP OR SLAB MATERIAL

Inductotherm Corp., Ranc...

1. A rectangular sheet heating inductor having a variable cross sectional interior opening fora passage of a material through the variable cross sectional interior opening, the rectangular sheet inductor comprising:a fixed inductor side opposing a moveable inductor side; and
an adjustable first and second opposing sides, each of the adjustable first and second opposing sides comprising an outer fixed sheet inductor section and an inner moveable sheet inductor section, a first ends of the outer fixed sheet inductor sections of the adjustable first and second opposing sides connected to an opposing ends of the fixed inductor side and a first ends of the inner moveable sheet inductor sections of the adjustable first and second opposing sides connected to the opposing ends of the moveable inductor side;
a separate inductor side extension/retraction apparatus connecting a second end of the outer fixed sheet inductor section and a second end of the inner moveable sheet inductor section of each of the adjustable first and second opposing sides, the second end of the outer fixed sheet inductor section opposing the first end of the outer fixed sheet inductor section and the second end of the inner moveable sheet inductor section opposing the first end of the inner moveable sheet inductor section, each of the separate inductor side extension/retraction apparatus comprising a multi-hinged flexible apparatus having a series connected flexible electrical conductor sections configured in a wye when the adjustable first and second opposing sides are in a partially extended side position; a horizontally oriented closed wye when the adjustable first and second opposing sides are in a fully extended side position where the variable cross sectional interior opening is at a maximum size; and a vertically oriented open wye when the adjustable first and second opposing sides are in a fully retracted side position where the variable cross sectional interior opening is at a minimum size; and
a power source connection for connecting the rectangular sheet heating inductor to an alternating current source.

US Pat. No. 10,141,874

SYNCHRONOUS ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM STARTUP AND CONTROL

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. A system comprising:a prime mover configured to provide mechanical energy to the system by spinning a shaft;
a synchronous AC generator comprising a rotor mechanically coupled to the shaft;
an exciter mechanically coupled to the shaft and configured to output a variable field current to excite the synchronous AC generator;
a plurality of synchronous electric motors electrically direct coupled to the synchronous AC generator and each comprising a rotor rotatable operable to drive one or more mechanical loads; and
a controller configured to establish and maintain a magnetic coupling between the rotor of the synchronous AC generator and all of the rotors of the synchronous electric motors by control of a level of the field current during a ramped increase in rotation of the rotor of the synchronous AC generator from zero rotational speed based on a difference in an angle of deflection between a position of the rotor of the synchronous AC generator and a position of the rotors of the synchronous electric motors.

US Pat. No. 10,141,638

CONFORMAL ELECTRO-TEXTILE ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC BAND GAP GROUND PLANE FOR SUPPRESSION OF BACK RADIATION FROM GPS ANTENNAS MOUNTED ON AIRCRAFT

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A ground plane for an antenna comprising:flexible electro-textiles configured to operate as a frequency selective surface with electronic band gap characteristics to suppress edge and curved surface diffraction effects,
wherein the flexible electro-textiles comprise a plurality of rectangular patches formed on a dielectric substrate, and
wherein each of the plurality of rectangular patches comprises a resistive border made of a first material having a first resistivity and a conductive center patch made of a second material having a second resistivity and surrounded by the resistive border, wherein the first resistivity is higher than the second resistivity.

US Pat. No. 10,139,924

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON DEFORMATION CONTROLLABLE DEVICE AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An information processing method based on a deformation controllable device, comprising:acquiring at least one piece of deformation request information for a deformation controllable device performing directional interaction with an external object, wherein the at least one piece of deformation request information requests a deformation of the deformation controllable device; and
in response to that a predicted value of effects of the deformation of the deformation controllable device corresponding to the at least one piece of deformation request information on an interaction effect parameter of the directional interaction falls beyond an acceptable effect value range, performing a first operation to cause an actual value of effects of the deformation of the deformation controllable device corresponding to the at least one piece of deformation request information on the interaction effect parameter to fall within the acceptable effect value range, and/or performing a second operation of informing a user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,955

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DEVICE TRIGGERING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of triggering a device in a mobile communication system by an apparatus, the method comprising:receiving, by a transceiver of the apparatus, a device trigger request message from an application server, the device trigger request message comprising a priority and a valid period of a device trigger request;
processing the device trigger request based on the priority and the valid period in the device trigger request message;
transmitting, by the transceiver, a subscriber information request message to a home subscriber server (HSS) in response to the device trigger request message;
receiving, by the transceiver, a subscriber information response message from the HSS in response to the subscriber information request message; and
based on the receiving of the subscriber information response message from the HSS, transmitting, by the transceiver, the priority and the valid period via a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) and a packet data network gateway (PGW) to a serving gateway (SGW),
wherein the SGW determines whether to transmit or buffer downlink data packets based on the priority and the valid period upon receipt of the downlink data packets from the application server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,461

MULTI-PARTY CONVERSATION ANALYZER AND LOGGER

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of detecting suspicious voice communications between an inmate of a controlled-environment facility and a non-inmate, comprising:monitoring the voice communication between the inmate and the non-inmate,
detecting one or more sounds within the monitored voice conversation that are indicative of suspicious behavior, wherein the sounds are detected based on spectral analysis of the monitored voice conversation;
calculating a suspiciousness score for the monitored voice communication based on the detected suspicious sounds, wherein the calculation of the suspiciousness score is based on a weighting of each of the detected suspicious sounds according to a type of each of the detected suspicious sounds, wherein the calculation of the suspiciousness score is further based on a classification of the inmate;
alerting a call control official if the calculated suspiciousness score indicates a suspicious voice communication is detected;
providing a graphical user interface configured to allow the call control official to confirm the detected suspicious sounds as being suspicious; and
adjusting the suspiciousness score for the monitored voice communication based on the confirmation by the call control official via the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,536

SN-CU-BASED LEAD-FREE SOLDER ALLOY

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A lead-free solder alloy composition consisting of: 0.6 to 0.9 wt % of Cu, 0.01 to 0.1 wt % of Al, 0.02 to 0.1 wt % of Ti, optionally 0.01 to 0.05 wt % of Co, and a balance of Sn.

US Pat. No. 10,137,490

OUTBOARD HYDROSTATIC BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR CAN BODYMAKER

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A carriage assembly guide bearing assembly for a can bodymaker, said bodymaker including an elongated ram body, a crank assembly, a housing assembly, a die pack and a carriage assembly, said die pack defining a passage, said carriage assembly including a body with a ram coupling, a crank coupling, a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface, said crank assembly including a reciprocating crank arm, said crank arm coupled to said carriage assembly body crank coupling, said ram body coupled to said carriage assembly body ram coupling, wherein said carriage assembly guide bearing assembly is coupled to said carriage assembly for supporting reciprocal motion of said carriage assembly and said ram body towards the die pack, said carriage assembly guide bearing assembly comprising:a carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly including a first component and a second component;
a carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly including a first component and a second component;
said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly first component coupled to the carriage assembly body first lateral surface;
said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly second component coupled to said bodymaker housing assembly;
said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly first component coupled to the carriage assembly body second lateral surface;
said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly second component coupled to said bodymaker housing assembly; and
wherein said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly and said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly are structured to orient and align said ram body with said die pack passage and are the only structures that directly affect an orientation and alignment of said ram body in the can bodymaker.

US Pat. No. 10,143,075

DEVICE FOR EMITTING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A light source device for emitting extreme ultraviolet light from plasma, comprising:a pair of disc-shaped rotatable discharge electrodes spaced from each other, each said disc-shaped rotatable discharge electrode having opposite circular surfaces and a circumferential surface lying between the opposite circular surfaces;
a power supply unit configured to supply the pair of discharge electrodes with pulsed power;
a pair of containers associated with the pair of discharge electrodes, respectively, each said container being configured to contain a high-temperature plasma raw material therein, the raw material being a liquid raw material;
a pair of raw material supply units associated with the pair of containers, respectively, each said raw material supply unit being configured to supply the high-temperature plasma raw material from the associated container onto the associated discharge electrode by allowing a portion of the associated discharge electrode to pass through the high-temperature plasma raw material in the associated container upon rotations of the discharge electrode concerned;
an energy beam irradiating unit configured to irradiate the high-temperature plasma raw material on the circumferential surface of one of said pair of discharge electrodes with an energy beam to vaporize the high-temperature plasma raw material such that electric discharge takes place between said pair of discharge electrodes to generate the plasma; and
a pair of film thickness regulating units associated with the pair of discharge electrodes, respectively, each said film thickness regulating unit being configured to regulate a thickness of the high-temperature plasma raw material on the circumferential surface of the associated discharge electrode to a predetermined film thickness, each said film thickness regulating unit including:
a film thickness regulating member that faces the circumferential surface of the associated discharge electrode with a predetermined gap;
a biasing member operable to bias the film thickness regulating member toward the circumferential surface of the associated discharge electrode; and
a control member operable to limit a movement of the film thickness regulating member biased by the biasing member in a biasing direction of the biasing member such that a gap between the circumferential surface of the associated discharge electrode and the film thickness regulating member becomes equal to or greater than a value corresponding to the predetermined film thickness,
wherein the control member and the biasing member are disposed on opposite sides of the film thickness regulating member, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,143,072

MULTI-CHANNEL DUAL-MODE DIGITAL CONTROL LED DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LED LAMP

SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELE...

1. A multi-channel dual-mode digital control light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit comprising: a current sampling module, a comparison and detection module, a digital control module and a constant current control module;the current sampling module converts a current signal of a load into a sampling voltage signal, before outputting to the comparison and detection module and the constant current control module; the comparison and detection module compares the sampling voltage to a fixed voltage, before generating a high/low voltage signal according to a comparison result, and outputting to the digital control module, while at a same time, a dynamically changing voltage signal is generated and output to the constant current control module; the digital control module outputs a corresponding step-up or step-down output signal to an external voltage boost control module and a drive module sequentially, according to the high/low voltage signal output from the comparison and detection module, thus a feedback adjustment to the load is achieved; the constant current control module compares to a fixed frequency sawtooth signal according to the sampling voltage, and generates a switching signal with a changing duty cycle in a real time, before controlling a switch state of an inner constant current drive tube according to the duty cycle change of the switching signal, followed by feeding back an adjustment current for the load in a real time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,190

MANAGEMENT PLANE NETWORK AGGREGATION

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

1. A system comprising:a first network area comprising a first master node and a first set of switches for forwarding network data through the first network area, wherein the first master node is configured to manage the first set of switches by an input of commands by a user in order to configure and control the first set of switches;
a second network area comprising a second master node and a second set of switches for forwarding network data through the second network area, wherein the second master node is configured to manage the second set of switches;
a third network area comprising a controller configured to manage the first and second sets of switches through the first and second master nodes, wherein the controller inputs control-plane commands executed on the first and second set of switches in the first and second network areas; and
at least one additional network area connected to the first network area or the second network area, the at least one additional network area between the controller and the at least one additional network area resulting in a controller distance greater than one, wherein the at least one additional network area comprises an additional master node and an additional set of switches for forwarding network data through the at least one additional network area, and wherein the additional master node is configured to manage the additional set of switches;
wherein the controller is further configured to manage the additional set of switches in the at least one additional network area through the additional master node through the first master node or second master node.

US Pat. No. 10,141,622

MOBILE GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBES AND RECEIVERS

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe comprising at least one charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium, the guided surface waveguide probe being configured to launch a Zenneck surface wave by generating at least one resultant field that synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium;
an excitation source coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe, the excitation source being configured to excite the at least one charge terminal of the guided surface waveguide probe, and the excitation source and the guided surface waveguide probe being mounted to a rigid frame for transport; and
at least one fuel storage tank mounted to the rigid frame, wherein the at least one fuel storage tank contains fuel used to generate the excitation by the excitation source.

US Pat. No. 10,141,167

ION SENSOR

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. An ion sensor comprising:an annular electron repelling electrode to be placed at a negative electric potential, wherein the electron repelling electrode is formed by a diaphragm element having a single central circular diaphragm opening for the passage of an ion beam,
an ion repelling electrode to be placed at a variable positive electric potential, and
a collector face for detecting impinging ions,
wherein the ion repelling electrode forms a blind hole which faces the diaphragm opening with an open hole end and a hole surface of which forms the collector face.

US Pat. No. 10,139,052

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A ballast bypass LED tube lamp adapted to install on a lamp socket, comprising:a lamp tube;
two end caps, each having a first external connection terminal, and each coupled to a respective end of the lamp tube, the first external connection terminals of the two end caps for receiving an AC signal without the AC signal passing through a ballast on the lamp socket;
an LED module, disposed in a power loop formed between the first external connection terminals and configured to be driven based on a driving signal for emitting light; and
a power supply module, coupled to the first external connection terminals and the LED module and configured to drive the LED module by converting a received signal into the driving signal, wherein the power supply module comprises:
a rectifying circuit, coupled to the first external connection terminals of the end caps, for rectifying the received signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit, coupled to the rectifying circuit, for filtering the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;
a driving circuit, coupled to the filtering circuit, for performing power conversion to the filtered signal and producing the driving signal; and
an installation detection module, configured to determine whether to limit a current on the power loop to less than a predefined value according to an installation detection result,
wherein the installation detection module causes a current to be conducted in a detection path for detecting an installation state between the LED tube lamp and the lamp socket and generates the installation detection result.

US Pat. No. 10,137,818

THIRD-ROW CONVEYOR LOAD FLOOR

Ford Global Technologies ...

9. A vehicle seat assembly, comprising:a power seat assembly;
a motor adapted to translate the power seat assembly to a folded configuration; and
a folding conveyer assembly at least partially carried by the power seat assembly, comprising at least one folding conveyer belt mechanism and a conveyer gearbox drivable by the motor when the power seat assembly is in the folded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,008

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD OF POSITIONING AN ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC COMPONENT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument for positioning an acetabular prosthetic component in a patient's surgically-prepared acetabulum, the instrument comprising:a base including a plurality of mounting legs configured to engage the patient's pelvis,
a first linkage pivotally coupled to the base, and
a locking mechanism operable to lock the first linkage in position relative to the base,
wherein the first linkage includes an indicator operable to provide an indication of a position of the instrument, and the instrument further comprises a second linkage removably coupled to the first linkage, the second linkage having an alignment axis corresponding to a desired abduction angle and a desired anteversion angle of the acetabular axis of the acetabular prosthetic component.

US Pat. No. 10,136,901

ANATOMICAL CONCENTRIC SPHERES THA

Depuy Ireland Unlimited C...

1. A cutting guide for use with total hip arthroplasty, the cutting guide comprising:a semispherical cutting guide for coupling to a proximal femur, the cutting guide including a concave cutting guide surface section that mimics the arc of a natural femoral ball of a hip joint and is configured to guide a cutting tool to remove the natural femoral ball and form a concave resected surface on the proximal femur, the cutting guide including a retainer configured to be secured to the proximal femur below the natural femoral ball of the hip joint.
US Pat. No. 10,138,601

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet comprising:a plurality of projected regions projecting from the absorbent sheet, the projected regions including folds in the absorbent sheet that are curved relative to a machine direction of the absorbent sheet, with ends of the curved folds being positioned on opposite sides of the projected regions and such that one of the ends of each of the curved folds is positioned downstream from other ends of the curved folds in the machine direction of the absorbent sheet, and with apexes of the curved folds being positioned downstream in the machine direction of the absorbent sheet; and
connecting regions connecting the projected regions of the absorbent sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,143,096

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A rollable display device, comprising:a roller configured to be rotatable;
a fixing portion surrounding the roller and including a first slit;
a rotating portion surrounding the fixing portion and including a second slit;
a gear assembly including a plurality of gears installed in the roller, the fixing portion, and the rotating portion, wherein the plurality of gears is configured to transfer torque of the roller to the rotating portion; and
a flexible display panel including a first area positioned between the roller and the fixing portion of which one end is fixed to the roller, a second area positioned to pass through the first slit, and a third area extended from the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,143,094

PLATE-TYPE OPTICAL MEMBER WITH OPTICAL FIBER AND MULTI-PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

10. An optical member for multi-panel display device, comprising:a plurality of light conduits of a first refractive index, the plurality of light conduits at least including a first light conduit and a second light conduit, each light conduit of the plurality of light conduits corresponding to one pixel of a display device, each light conduit comprising an input surface receiving lights from a corresponding pixel and an output surface transmitting the received light, the input surface having an area smaller than the output surface, a subset of the light conduits having the output surface shifted towards junction lines adjoining a plurality of individual display devices, relative to the input surface of the subset of the light conduits to transmit light over non-active areas of the display devices, each light conduit of the subset of light conduits comprising:
a first portion extending in a first direction perpendicularly to the input surface,
a second portion coupled to the first portion, the second portion extending in a second direction obliquely with respect to the first portion, the first portion of the first light conduit and the second portion of the first light conduit forming a first angle, and the first portion of the second light conduit and the second portion of the second light conduit forming a second angle different than the first angle, and
a third portion coupled to the second portion, the third portion extending in the first direction; and
a resin support, the resin support disposed at least over a non-display area of the plurality of display devices, the resin support having a first surface extending in the first direction, and a second surface extending in the second direction, the resin support having a refractive index lower than the first refractive index.

US Pat. No. 10,143,058

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND PROCESS

LITEGEAR INC., Burbank, ...

1. A method for color mixing of light produced by constituent LED light sources, the constituent LED light sources including red emitting LEDs, green emitting LEDs, blue emitting LEDs, amber emitting LEDs, warm white emitting LEDs and cool white emitting LEDs positioned on an LED lighting panel emitting a first color of light at a first intensity to produce for digital camera light sensors a resulting color of light at the first intensity comprising:providing a current to a first selected one of the constituent LED light sources to produce a first color of light at the first intensity;
providing a current to a second selected one of the constituent LED light sources to produce a second, different color of light at a second intensity;
the second intensity lower than the first intensity; and,
increasing the current to the second selected one of the constituent LED light sources and simultaneously decreasing the current to the first selected one of the constituent LED light sources until the resulting color of light is produced at said first intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,143,020

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of establishing a communication between at least one caller terminal and a called terminal, comprising:detecting, by the caller terminal, a user interaction requesting the establishment of a communication with the called terminal;
obtaining a first piece of communication context information relating to the caller terminal, said first piece of communication context information corresponding to information on connectivity of the caller terminal and/or to at least one communications application installed on the caller terminal;
obtaining at least a second piece of communication context information relating to the called terminal, said second piece of communication context information corresponding to information on connectivity of the called terminal and/or to at least one communications application installed on the called terminal;
determining a communication service to be used for establishing said requested communication with the called terminal, the determination being carried out based on at least the first piece of communication context information and the second piece of communication context information;
sending, to the called terminal, a communication request according to the communication service determined;
wherein, when the called terminal is connected to a third communications network which is different from a second communications network over which the communication service determined is implemented, the method further comprises sending, for the attention of the called terminal, a request for connection of the called terminal to the second communications network, such that the called terminal connects to the second communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,587

AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF A CABLE TRAP

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A cable modem, comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
detect a video signal;
determine whether the video signal comprises a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) signal;
determine whether a frequency is present when the video signal comprises the QAM signal;
generate a first data indicating presence of a functional cable trap when the frequency is not present; and
generate a second data indicating presence of a non-functional cable trap when the frequency is present.

US Pat. No. 10,141,872

MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUITRY

TRW Limited, West Midlan...

1. A motor drive circuit for use in driving a motor having two or more phases, the motor drive circuit comprising:a motor bridge having, for each phase of the motor, a bridge arm comprising an upper switch and a lower switch that in normal operation may be opened and closed to modulate the voltage applied to the respective phases in response to drive signals from a motor control circuit;
at least one solid state phase isolation relay (SSPIR) that is provided in series in an electrical path connecting a respective phase of the motor to a respective bridge arm, the SSPIR being closed in normal operation so that current can flow in the phase and is held open in a fault mode of operation to prevent the flow of current in the phase,
a monitoring means for monitoring the current waveform in the phase to provide, at least in a fault mode of operation, an output indicative of a safe time when it is safe to open the SSPIR without causing damage due to the SSPIR due to an avalanche mode, and
a control circuit that during normal operation applies a voltage to each device that is sufficient to hold the SSPIR closed and which, in the fault mode of operation, responds to the output of the monitoring means to reduce the voltage applied to each SSPIR to a level that causes the SSPIR to open at the safe time,
in which the control circuit is configured so that after initiation of a fault mode, one of the voltage applied to a gate or current applied to a base for a bipolar device is dropped gradually over time so that prior to reaching the respective voltage or current at which the SSPIR is opened it gradually passes through a threshold region in which one of a drain-source resistance and a collector-emitter resistance varies highly for small changes in one of the gate voltage and the base current.

US Pat. No. 10,140,695

HEAD-MOUNTED COMPOUND DISPLAY INCLUDING A HIGH RESOLUTION INSET

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD) comprising:a high resolution (HR) inset display that is configured to display an inset region, the inset region comprising a high resolution (HR) inset portion of an image and a transitional portion of the image, the HR inset portion at a first resolution, and the transitional portion is blended such that there is a smooth change in resolution from the first resolution to a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution;
a peripheral display that is configured to display a background region, the background region having a second resolution that is less than the first resolution, the second resolution corresponding to a resolution of a non-fovea region of the human eye;
an eye tracking unit that is configured to detect movement of an eye of a user of the HMD;
an optics block configured to:
combine the inset region and the background region to create composite content, wherein the inset region is inset into the background region, and
direct the composite content to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of the eye; and
a controller configured to:
receive, from the eye tracking unit, information related to movement of the eye,
determine, based on the information, a gaze direction of the user representing an axis between a fovea of the eye of the user and a center of a pupil of the eye, and
send steering instructions to a steering element of the optical block to adjust a position of the inset region relative to the background region such that the inset region is centered on the determined gaze direction.

US Pat. No. 10,140,601

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE SALES, PROVISIONING, AND USER CARE VENDING KIOSK

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A portable electronic device sales, provisioning, and user care apparatus comprising:a transaction manager, executed by at least one hardware processor, to
authenticate a user associated with a user portable electronic device;
a user portable electronic device connector, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
implement communication with the user portable electronic device upon connection of the user portable electronic device connector to a portable electronic device receptacle of the user portable electronic device,
transfer, based on the connection and the authentication of the user associated with the user portable electronic device, data from the user portable electronic device to a data storage, and
transfer, based on the connection and the authentication of the user associated with the user portable electronic device, configurations associated with the user portable electronic device to the data storage;
a graphical user interface, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
display options to purchase or upgrade to a new portable electronic device;
a new portable electronic device configuration manager, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
receive selection of a new portable electronic device from a display of at least one new portable electronic device, wherein the at least one new portable electronic device is of a similar model type as the user portable electronic device and represents an upgrade of the user portable electronic device; and
a user upgrade eligibility analyzer, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
determine an eligibility of the user to upgrade to the at least one new portable electronic device,
in response to a determination that the user is eligible to upgrade to the at least one new portable electronic device, identify the at least one new portable electronic device as being eligible for the upgrade, and
in response to a determination that the user is not eligible to upgrade to the at least one new portable electronic device, identify the at least one new portable electronic device as being ineligible for the upgrade, wherein
the new portable electronic device configuration manager that is executed by the at least one hardware processor is to
configure, in response to the determination that the user is eligible to upgrade to the at least one new portable electronic device, the selected new portable electronic device by
 transferring, from the data storage, the data from the user portable electronic device to the selected new portable electronic device, and
 transferring, from the data storage, the configurations associated with the user portable electronic device to the selected new portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,578

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE AND OPTICAL CABLE MODULE

USENLIGHT CORP., Zhubei ...

1. An optical transceiver module, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto;
at least one optical receiving device connected to the substrate; and
a plurality of hermetic transmitting devices disposed on the substrate, wherein each of the hermetic transmitting devices includes an optical transmitter, and the optical transmitters of the hermetic transmitting devices are completely sealed in one or more than one hermetic housing;
wherein a length of the substrate is in a range of 58 mm to 73 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,137,896

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES USING GRAPH-BASED LANE CHANGE GUIDE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of operating an autonomous vehicle to change lanes from a source lane to a target lane, the method comprising:selecting a first reference node of a topological graph associated with the source lane, the first reference node being a node in the source lane at which the autonomous vehicle can change lanes to a second reference node in the target lane;
determining, with respect to the first reference node of the topological graph, an earliest node in the source lane at which it is first possible for the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane to the target lane;
determining, with respect to the first reference node of the topological graph, a last node in the source lane after which it is no longer possible for the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane to the target lane;
determining a range of the source lane for which the autonomous vehicle can change lanes from the source lane to the target lane, wherein the range is from the earliest node in the source lane to the last node in the source lane; and
generating a trajectory to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane the target lane within the range, including determining time, a speed, and a distance to change lanes.

US Pat. No. 10,137,584

ADAPTER FOR A HANDLE AND A CARTRIDGE OF DIFFERENT RAZOR SYSTEMS

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. An adapter for coupling each of a razor handle and a razor cartridge together, the adapter comprising:a handle engaging portion comprising:
at least one wall that defines a receptacle for receiving a razor handle;
a first handle protrusion extending from the at least one wall; and
a second handle protrusion extending from the at least one wall and being spaced from the first handle protrusion;
wherein the first handle protrusion and the second handle protrusion are configured to extend into a first recess and a second recess, respectively, of a stem of a razor handle;
a cartridge engaging portion coupled with the handle engaging portion, the cartridge engaging portion comprising:
a stem that defines a recess for selectively engaging a cartridge protrusion; and
a collar slidably coupled with the stem and slidable between a resting position and an ejecting position;
wherein sliding the collar from the resting position to the ejecting position facilitates ejection of a cartridge from the stem.
US Pat. No. 10,138,154

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DENTAL PROSTHESIS

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

and at least one additive between 0.1 and 5 wt-%, the additive being selected from the group consisting of BaO, CaO, MgO, MnO, Er2O3, Gd2O3, Na2O, Pr2O3, Pr6O11, Sm2O3, TiO2, V2O5, and Y2O3,
(b) producing spherical or lens-shaped glass particles solidified from the melt;
(c) portioning the glass particles and filling them into a crucible;
(d) melting the glass particles in the crucible and setting a viscosity v, wherein 4 dPa·s?v?80 dPa·s;
(e) casting the thus produced melt into a negative mold which is enclosed by an embedding compound and corresponds to the dental prosthesis to be produced;
(f) solidifying the melt in the negative mold;
(g) crystallizing lithium metasilicate as main crystalline phase from the solidified melt by employing a first heat treatment at a temperature between 600° C. and 760° C. over a time between 20 min and 120 min, and
(e) comprising the step of crystallizing lithium disilicate as main crystalline phase in a second heat treatment at a temperature between 760° C. and 860° C. over a time between 5 min and 60 min;
wherein the first and second heat treatment of the solidified melt takes place either in the negative mold or after removal from the negative mold.

US Pat. No. 10,143,101

PV STAX—MULTI-FUNCTION JUNCTION MF/J SYSTEM

Chuck McCune, Albuquerqu...

1. A system for personnel at readily accessible locations comprising:one or more electrical, mechanical, transmitting and receiving devices, microprocessors and controllers configured to relay and/or switch on from a normally open configuration or off from a normally closed configuration, the source or line supply of all potentially hazardous equipment or energized/charged systems in a facility;
a visible and/or audible indicator configured to allow a first responder or system maintenance crew to have definitive on or off status of the source or line supply;
said system configured to require a lockout code sequence and/or mechanical lock out apparatus to re-energize the source or line supply; and
wherein a modular main control panel enclosure containing a communications module is configured to:
transmit and receive data to/from junction boxes/enclosures that are paired to the devices, and a processor board handling all front panel peripherals, displays, devices, and interaction, interfacing the main control box to external devices, and for supporting protocols for remote operation and telemetry, data logging for performance and forensic applications, and interaction with security and/or fire systems.

US Pat. No. 10,143,078

SUPPORT DEVICE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A support device for a printed circuit board, comprising a plate body and a shielding cover formed integrally with the plate body, wherein, the plate body is provided with an opening and a mounting structure for mounting the printed circuit board, and the shielding cover is formed from an extension of a side wall of the opening and covers the printed circuit board; andwherein the shielding cover comprises a top plate and at least one side plate, a bottom edge of the side plate is connected to the plate body, and a top edge of the side plate is connected to the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,142,435

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM FOR IMPLEMENTING INTERFACE CACHE DYNAMIC ALLOCATION

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A method for dynamic interface cache allocation, comprising:equally dividing a cache into multiple cache blocks, each with a size no less than a maximal data-packet size;
setting a multi-input multi-output cross matrix between interfaces and the cache;
setting, in advance or while a system is running, a docking relation of an interface requiring access in application with a cache block available, and then transferring a data packet input by the interface into the cache block; while the system is running, when it is determined that a change in an interface requiring access is required, adjusting, in real time, a docking relation of an interface involved in the change with a cache block corresponding to the interface involved in the change,
wherein the setting, in advance or while a system is running, a docking relation of an interface requiring access in application with a cache block available comprises:
connecting, through the cross matrix, an input of the interface to the cache block,
wherein the when it is determined that a change in an interface requiring access is required, adjusting, in real time, a docking relation of an interface involved in the change with a cache block corresponding to the interface involved in the change comprises:
when a new interface is to be added, detecting a cache block available in the system, and connecting, through the cross matrix, an input of the new interface with the detected cache block available;
when an interface is to be withdrawn during the run, disconnecting, from the interface to be withdrawn, a cache block corresponding to the interface to be withdrawn;
when an interface is to be replaced during the run, first disconnecting, from the to-be-replaced interface, a cache block corresponding to the to-be-replaced interface, and then connecting, through the cross matrix, an input of a replacing interface with the cache block corresponding to the to-be-replaced interface before the replacement,
wherein the method further comprises:
after an input of an interface requiring cache access or a new interface is connected with a cache block available, detecting a starting position of a present data packet being input by the interface; after such a position is detected, making the cache block start receiving the data packet,
wherein the method further comprises:
when the interface requiring cache access is to be withdrawn, detecting an ending position of a present data packet; after such a position is detected, starting disconnecting, from the interface to be withdrawn, the cache block corresponding to the interface to be withdrawn,
wherein the method further comprises:
detecting, in real time, connection between a cache block and an accessing interface, and issuing a warning when it is determined that the cache block and the accessing interface are not in one-on-one connection.

US Pat. No. 10,142,166

TAKEOVER OF SECURITY NETWORK

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a gateway device located at a first location;
a takeover component coupled to the gateway device, the takeover component configured to extract security data of a security system from a first controller coupled to the security system, the security system comprising security system components; and
a connection management component configured to facilitate access to a security network comprising a second controller and the gateway device, wherein the second controller is configured to communicate with the security system components to replace one or more functions of the first controller in management of the security system components, and wherein the security data extracted from the first controller is used to configure at least the second controller to enable the communication with the security system components.

US Pat. No. 10,141,779

UNINTERRUPTIBLE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM

Cloud Network Technology ...

1. An uninterruptible electric power system comprising:a main power supply unit; an uninterruptible power supply unit configured to receive AC commercial power from the main power supply unit and configured to convert the AC commercial power to stable AC power; and
a slave power supply unit connected to the uninterruptible power supply unit configured to receive the stable AC power from the uninterruptible power supply unit, the slave power supply unit comprising a slave static transfer switch, which comprises:
a first input terminal connected to the uninterruptible power supply unit to receive the stable AC power, a second input terminal receiving the AC commercial power, and an output terminal configured to connect, when the uninterruptible power supply unit is in normal operation, to the first input terminal to receive the stable AC power and connect, when the uninterruptible power supply unit operates abnormally, to the second input terminal to receive the AC commercial power;
wherein the slave power supply unit comprises a second automatic transfer switch, the second automatic transfer switch comprises a main input terminal, a slave input terminal, and a carryout terminal, the main input terminal is connected to the uninterruptible power supply unit to receive the stable AC power, the slave input terminal is connected to a generator, the carryout terminal is connected to the first input terminal of the slave static transfer switch.

US Pat. No. 10,141,554

ENCLOSURES AND METHODS FOR REMOVING HYDROGEN GAS FROM ENCLOSURES

Vertiv Energy Systems, In...

1. A telecommunications equipment enclosure comprising:one or more rechargeable batteries capable of releasing hydrogen gas over time; and
a plurality of walls defining a first chamber configured to house the one or more rechargeable batteries and a second chamber adjacent the first chamber, the plurality of walls including a first wall defining a top of the first chamber and a top of the second chamber, a second wall opposing the first wall and defining a bottom of the first chamber and a bottom of the second chamber, a substantially vertical interior wall extending between the first wall and the second wall to separate the first chamber and the second chamber, the substantially vertical interior wall defining one or more perforations to allow hydrogen gas released by the one or more rechargeable batteries to pass in a substantially horizontal direction from the first chamber into the second chamber, and an exterior wall defining one or more perforations to allow the hydrogen gas in the second chamber to exit the telecommunications equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,140,872

CAMERA SURVEILLANCE PLANNING AND TRACKING SYSTEM

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A method, comprising:distilling a moving foreground object from an image frame, wherein the image frame is received from a camera;
calculating a two-dimensional trajectory for the moving foreground object based upon a feature of the moving foreground object;
determining a three-dimensional position for the moving foreground object, wherein determining the three-dimensional position includes determining an altitude of the moving foreground object using the frame; and
displaying the three-dimensional position for the moving foreground object on a graphical user interface map of an area, wherein the map includes a plurality of blocks and wherein a block of the plurality of blocks is highlighted to indicate the three-dimensional position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,818

VISUAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES (ADV)

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of providing autonomous driving control for a first autonomous vehicle, comprising:determining an initial driving maneuver for the first autonomous driving vehicle in response to the first autonomous driving vehicle perceiving a second vehicle;
initiating a first visual communication signal provided by the first autonomous driving vehicle, wherein the first visual communication signal represents the initial driving maneuver;
detecting a second visual communication signal that is provided by the second vehicle in response to the first visual communication signal, including emitting light according to a predetermined lighting pattern using a lighting mechanism mounted on the second vehicle in response to the first visual communication signal, the predetermined lighting pattern representing the second visual communication signal;
identifying a type of communication represented by the second visual communication signal based on the predetermined lighting pattern; and
determining a subsequent driving maneuver for the first autonomous driving vehicle based on the identified type of communication represented by the second visual communication signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,318

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR SAMPLING IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A system for sampling air at multiple locations in a controlled environment comprising:two or more air sampling devices at different locations within the controlled environment;
a flow enclosure within the controlled environment, the flow enclosure including two or more flow control modules, each of the flow control modules being in flow communication with one of the air sampling devices via air flow lines, each of the flow control modules configured to separately measure and control an air flow rate through one of the air sampling devices;
a controller outside of the controlled environment having a manifold in separate air flow communication with each of the flow lines via separate vacuum air lines; and
a vacuum source outside the controlled environment in air flow communication with the manifold of the controller via at least one air tube, the vacuum source providing suction to generate air flow through the air tube, the vacuum air lines, and the flow lines.

US Pat. No. 10,139,313

CAPACITIVE CYLINDER PRESSURE SENSOR

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A capacitive cylinder pressure sensor comprising:a cylindrical housing made of steel including: (i) a threaded outer surface configured to mount the capacitive cylinder pressure sensor to a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine to measure a pressure in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, and (ii) a bottom surface positioned in a pressurized and hot environment within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine, when the cylindrical housing is mounted to the cylinder head of internal combustion engine;
a variable capacitor having a stationary electrode and an elastically bendable electrode, the stationary electrode being disposed within the cylindrical housing and perpendicular relative to the threaded outer surface of the cylindrical housing, the elastically bendable electrode forming the bottom surface of the steel cylindrical housing positioned within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine when the cylindrical housing is mounted to the cylinder head of internal combustion engine;
an insulator structure insulating the stationary electrode from the cylindrical housing and defining a gap between the stationary electrode and the elastically bendable electrode; and
a circuitry configured to generate a signal based on a variable capacitance of the variable capacitor, the generated signal representing the pressure exerted on the bottom surface of the cylindrical housing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,076

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:a base;
a heat dissipation portion located between the base and a light emitting unit, the heat dissipation portion comprising:
a main portion having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a first connecting portion located at the first end of the main portion;
a second connecting portion located at the second end of the main portion;
a lens configured to receive the light emitting unit therein, and being embedded in the second connecting portion;
a drive element receiving in a cavity defined collectively by the main portion, the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, and the drive element coupling with the light emitting unit and the base;
wherein the base being fixed on the first connecting portion of the heat dissipation by screw connection, the second connecting portion protrudes upwardly from a top end thereof to form a supporting portion, the supporting portion is frustum-shaped, a diameter of the supporting portion gradually increases in a direction away from an end of the second connecting portion, a diameter of a top end of the supporting portion is less than the top end of the second connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,879

HOUSING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A cylindrical housing comprising:a bearing-member mounting portion which is provided at at least one position on an inner circumferential surface of the housing and on which a bearing member is mounted;
mounting legs provided at at least two vertical positions on an outer circumferential surface of the housing; and
chucking portions to be chucked by a chuck mechanism of a machining apparatus during machining, the chucking portions being provided on the outer circumferential surface of the housing at at least three positions in the circumferential direction, the at least three positions corresponding to a position where the bearing-member mounting portion is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,137,496

METAL WIRE ROD COMPOSED OF IRIDIUM OR IRIDIUM ALLOY

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A metal wire rod composed of iridium or an iridium alloy, wherein the number of crystal grains on all cross-sections parallel to the longitudinal direction is 2 to 20 per 0.25 mm2, wherein the wire rod has a Vickers hardness of 200 Hv or more and less than 400 Hv.

US Pat. No. 10,137,152

INOCULATION BY APPLYING NANOSECOND PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS TO A BIOPSY AND REINTRODUCING THE TREATED BIOPSY TO THE SUBJECT

Pulse Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method of using a biopsy to treat a disease in a subject, the method comprising:passing sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields sufficient to stimulate apoptosis through a sample of cells extracted from an abnormal growth from a subject; and
reintroducing at least some cells of the sample into the subject after initiation of apoptosis in the at least some cells has been confirmed, so that the at least some cells that have initiated apoptosis inoculate the subject from the disease.
US Pat. No. 10,139,409

METHOD FOR DETECTING STREPTOCOCCUS BACTERIUM CONTAINED IN MILK

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A method for lysing a Streptococcus bacterium contained in milk, which comprisesthe step of mixing a lysis agent containing lysozyme, labiase, and a nonionic surfactant with the milk to lyse the bacterium existing in the milk,
wherein, in the step of mixing the lysis agent with the milk to lyse the bacterium existing in the milk, final concentration of the nonionic surfactant is not higher than 3%.
US Pat. No. 10,137,660

WATER-REPELLENT, THERMOPLASTIC RESIN SHEET, AND MOLDED ARTICLE

Denka Company Limited, T...

1. A thermoplastic resin sheet having water repellence, comprising a textured layer having a microscopic texture on one surface; and a water repellent layer formed at a roughly constant thickness on the one surface side of the textured layer;wherein at least a surface portion on the one surface side of the textured layer is a crosslinked material that maintains a microscopic texture even after heated drawing, and the water repellent layer consists of an olefinic copolymer resin in which hydrophobic oxide microparticles are in a state of being mixed and dispersed,
and wherein the microscopic texture of the textured layer has bumps whose heights are 30 to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,143,098

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a first support member and a second support member arranged in a first direction;
a plurality of joint units arranged in the first direction and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the joint units are arranged between the first and second support members so as to be connected to the first and second support members and are coupled to be rotatable with respect to each other;
a display module on the first and second support members and having flexibility;
a third support member under the first support member;
a fourth support member under the second support member; and
a hinge member respectively providing a first rotation axis and a second rotation axis, which extend in the second direction, to one side of the third support member and one side of the fourth support member facing each other,
wherein the joint units are arranged along at least one curved trajectory when the third and fourth support members rotate on the first and second rotation axes, respectively,
wherein the at least one curved trajectory is defined as a partial curved line of a reference circle, and
wherein a central point of the reference circle is spaced apart from the first and second rotation axes.

US Pat. No. 10,143,061

CONSTANT CURRENT POWER SUPPLY WITH A PLURALITY OF CURRENT OUTPUTS FOR LED LAMPS

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A constant current power supply with a plurality of current outputs for LED lamps, comprising:a DC/DC control module having overvoltage protection function and configured for controlling to output a constant current value;
an overvoltage detection circuit electrically connected to the DC/DC control module, the overvoltage detection circuit comprising two voltage sampling resistors connected in series;
a current sampling resistor connected in series in loop of the constant current power supply;
at least one output current conversion circuit connected in parallel with the current sampling resistor, the output current conversion circuit comprising a switch, a MOS transistor with a grid electrode electrically connected to the switch, and a current conversion sampling resistor electrically connected between a drain of the MOS transistor and an output of the constant current power supply, a source of the MOS transistor being grounded; and
at least one overvoltage protection resistor electrically connected between the output current conversion circuit and the overvoltage detection circuit, an overvoltage protection input of the DC/DC control module being electrically connected between two voltage sampling resistors, the overvoltage protection resistor connected in series between the two voltage sampling resistors and the grid electrode of the MOS transistor, each of output current conversion circuits being electrically connected to one overvoltage protection resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,143,055

ILLUMINATING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. An illuminating device for vehicles comprising:at least one LED branch (Z; Z1, Z2) with at least one LED (DL1. . . .DLn; DL11. . . DL1n, DL21. . . DL2n), and with a controlled LED power supply (1, 5);
a driver (3) which provides dimming signals (SDA, SDD; SDA1, SDA2; SDD1, SDD2) for the LEDs;and
an electronic switch (Ts; TS1, Ts; TS1, TS2) associated with the at least one LED branch (Z; Z1, Z2), the electronic switch being supplied with a PWM dimming signal (SDD; SDD1, SDD2),
wherein the at least one LED branch is bridged for the purpose of branching off a partial current (IN, IN1, IN2) from a controlled auxiliary circuit (N; N1, N2) having a current controller with an analog controller (2, TN; 21, TN1, 22, TN2) which is supplied with an analog dimming signal (SDA; SDA1, SDA2).

US Pat. No. 10,143,012

RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS DEVICE, RADIO BASE STATION AND METHODS THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device for handling access to a radio base station in a wireless communication network, comprisinginitiating a lower-layer random access procedure, in the wireless communication network, while one or more timers associated with a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer procedure are running;
determining, at the RRC layer and subsequent to a first plurality of random access preamble transmission attempts, that a problem with the random access procedure has occurred based on receiving an indication of the problem from the lower layer; and
responsive to determining that the problem occurred,
aborting from the RRC layer the random access procedure immediately and declaring a radio link failure, at the RRC layer, without taking into account the one or more running timers associated with the RRC-layer procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,142,752

INTERACTION WITH DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a loudspeaker array, comprising speaker units, wherein each speaker unit of the speaker units is configured to make sound according to an input signal, input signals corresponding to at least two speaker units in the speaker units being different;
a memory that stores executable modules; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, that executes the executable modules to perform operations of the apparatus, the executable modules comprising:
an obstacle detection module configured to detect an obstacle parameter corresponding to an obstacle inside a space on a side of a sound-making surface of the loudspeaker array; and
a compensation module configured to adjust, according to the obstacle parameter, the input signal corresponding to a speaker unit of the speaker units, to compensate for a sound-making effect of the loudspeaker array influenced by the obstacle resulting in a reduced difference between a first waveform at a target location corresponding to the loudspeaker array under the influence of the obstacle and a second waveform at the target location corresponding to the loudspeaker array when not under the influence of the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,142,328

ACCOUNT ENROLLMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for providing communication services to detainees at a controlled-environment facility, the method comprising:generating, by an enrollment module operating on at least one processor, respective confidential codes associated with user accounts for accessing the communication services, each of the user accounts associated with at least one of the confidential codes, each of the user accounts being for use by a respective individual user;
before receiving enrollment information from the users, generating, by the enrollment module, a roster including the user identification information of the user accounts and the confidential codes associated with the user accounts;
transmitting the roster a first confidential code of the generated confidential codes to a first enrollment location, wherein the roster comprises a first confidential code associated with identity information for a first enrolling user an enrolling individual;
receiving, from an enrollment terminal at the first enrollment location, enrollment information for the first enrolling user, the enrollment information used to enroll the first enrolling user enrolling individual for use of a respective user account, wherein the enrollment information is provided at the enrollment terminal, under supervision of a supervisor by the first enrolling user;
after enrolling the first enrolling user based on the enrollment information, transmitting the first confidential code from the enrollment module to the enrollment terminal; and
confirming the individual at the enrollment terminal as the first enrolling user individual based on the identity information associated with the first confidential code transmitted to the first enrollment location, wherein the supervisor identifies the confidential code matching the first confidential code within the generated confidential codes included in the roster based on matching an observed identity of the individual at the enrollment terminal with the identity information associated with the first confidential code in the roster.

US Pat. No. 10,141,717

SMALL FORM FACTOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method of packaging a photonic transceiver comprising:providing a base member comprising a planar part extended to an assembling part;
mounting a thermoelectric cooler module, a transmitter module, and an optical coupling lens assembly on a top surface of the planar part;
disposing a circuit board bended in step-shape with a first end region sitting on a top surface of the planar part and a second end region being a raised level, the first end region comprising multiple electrical connection patches respectively connected to the thermoelectric module and the transmitter module, the second end region comprising an electrical port for external connection;
disposing a cover member to a fixed position over the planar part to at least cover the thermoelectric module, the transmitter module, the optical coupling lens assembly, and the first end region of the circuit board;
assembling a cylindrical member to the assembling part, the cylindrical member enclosing an isolator aligned to the optical coupling lens assembly along its axial line and connected to a first optical fiber to output optical signal from the transmitter module; and
mounting the base member on a PCB board.

US Pat. No. 10,141,268

CIRCUIT PACKAGE WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SHIELDING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A module, comprising:a circuit package, comprising:
a first electronic component on a substrate, the first electronic component comprising a first die substrate with first electronic circuitry that generates electromagnetic radiation internally within the circuit package;
a second electronic component on the substrate, the second electronic component comprising a second die substrate with second electronic circuitry;
an internal shield electrically connected to ground and covering only a surface of the second die substrate facing away from the substrate, the internal shield being configured to shield the second electronic circuitry from the internally generated electromagnetic radiation from the first electronic circuitry; and
a molded compound disposed over the substrate and the first and second electronic components; and
an external shield disposed on at least one outer surface of the circuit package and electrically connected to ground, the external shield being configured to protect the circuit package from external electromagnetic radiation and environmental stress.

US Pat. No. 10,140,998

METHOD FOR SIREN DETECTION BASED ON AUDIO SAMPLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An apparatus comprising:an audio unit configured to receive an audio signal;
a control unit configured to operate the apparatus; and
a processing unit configured to:
process the audio signal from the audio unit to create a plurality of windowed audio samples including at least a first windowed audio sample and a second windowed audio sample, wherein the first windowed audio sample and the second windowed audio sample each have a different length of time;
determine a likelihood that the first windowed audio sample comprises a siren signal based on a detection of a group of features in the first windowed audio sample associated with a siren-classification profile;
based on the first windowed audio sample indicating a likelihood of a siren signal below a threshold, determine a likelihood that the second windowed audio sample includes a siren signal based on a detection of a group of features of the second windowed audio sample with the siren-classification profile; and
alter control of the apparatus by the control unit based on the likelihood of at least one of the first windowed audio sample and the second windowed audio sample including a siren signal being above the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,140,406

NETWORK SYNTHESIS DESIGN OF MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A multi-band acoustic wave microwave filter, comprising:a signal transmission path having an input and an output;
a plurality of nodes disposed along the signal transmission path;
a plurality of non-resonant branches respectively coupling one or more nodes to ground, wherein each non-resonant branch comprises at least one non-resonant element; and
a plurality of resonant branches that couple one or more nodes to ground and comprise a plurality of resonators disposed on said branches, wherein the plurality of resonators define a first band and at least one additional band and further wherein the difference between the lowest resonant frequency and the highest resonant frequency of the first band is at least 1.25 times the average separation of the resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,140,402

PARALLEL WORKFLOW FINITE ELEMENT PRE-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Brigham Young University,...

1. An apparatus for collaborative analysis pre-processing of electronic models of engineering objects, the apparatus comprising:at least one processor;
a plurality of software modules configured to execute on the at least one processor including:
a data access module configured to provide access to a first and a second copy of a model of an engineering object to a first user and a second user, respectively;
a change control module configured to receive, in response to completion of a first editing session conducted by the first user, a de-featured model of the engineering object generated by the first user by editing the first copy of the model of the engineering object during the first editing session, the first editing session comprising a plurality of de-featuring operations generated by the first user;
the change control module further configured to receive, in response to completion of a second editing session conducted by the second user that overlaps the first editing session, other FEA pre-processing operations for the model of the engineering object defined by the second user during the second editing session;
the change control module further configured to automatically apply the other FEA pre-processing operations for the model of the engineering object defined by the second user during the second editing session onto the de-featured model of the engineering object generated by the first user to produce an updated de-featured model of the engineering object; and
a manufacturing planning module configured to initiate manufacture of a product corresponding to the de-featured model of the engineering object.

US Pat. No. 10,140,146

NETWORK MANAGEMENT FOR ELASTIC VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) manager that manages a VNF that includes plurality of VNF components running on a plurality of virtual machines, determining that an additional VNF component should be provisioned on an additional virtual machine;
in response to the determining that the additional VNF component should be provisioned, instructing a compute controller to provision the additional virtual machine;
with the VNF manager, instructing a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller to connect the additional virtual machine to the plurality of virtual machines supporting the plurality of VNF components, wherein the additional virtual machine comprises a preinstalled VNF component that supports the plurality of VNF components; and
provisioning the additional VNF component on the additional virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,139,641

CLOSURE DEVICES AND CONTAINER SYSTEMS

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A container system, comprising:a transparent display non-perpendicularly angled from horizontal, the display having proximal and distal ends;
a projector for providing image data on the display;
a floor defining part of a watertight cavity; and
a reflective surface at the floor;
wherein the display includes a plurality of transparent panels each having a proximal end, a distal end larger than the proximal end, and opposed sides;
wherein each panel side is adjacent one of the sides of another panel, whereby forming a ring with each of the panel proximal ends at the display proximal end and with each of the panel distal ends at the display distal end;
wherein the display distal end is closer to the floor than is the display proximal end; and
wherein the projector includes a plurality of image origination areas located radially inside the display proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,139,634

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:an image generation system that emits image light beams as non-parallel light beams; and
a light guide system that guides the image light beams which are incident,
wherein the light guide system includes a transparent light-incident portion and a transparent light guide portion, the transparent light-incident portion including a light-incident curved surface on which the image light beams are incident and a light-reflective curved surface which reflects the image light beams incident from the light-incident curved surface, the light-incident curved surface and the light-reflective curved surface convert from the image light beams into a parallel light beams, and the transparent light guide portion being a portion of which one end side in a first direction is connected to the light-incident portion and on which the parallel light beams are incident from the light-incident portion,
wherein the light guide portion including:
a first surface extending from the one end side toward another end side in the first direction; and
a second surface facing the first surface in parallel in one side of a second direction intersecting with the first direction,
the light guide portion has a light-emitting portion provided at a position toward another end side that is away from the light-incident portion, and
wherein, when viewed from a third direction intersecting with the first direction and the second direction, the image light beams emitted from the same portion of the image generation system are converted into a parallel light flux by the light-incident portion, and the parallel light flux fills the inside of a portion of the light guide portion on the one end side.

US Pat. No. 10,139,572

DUPLEX FIBER OPTIC COMPONENTS SUITABLE FOR POLARITY REVERSAL

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. A fiber optic connector assembly, comprising:a housing configured to receive a fiber optic cable via a first end, wherein the housing comprises a cylindrical back post that extends from a second end of the housing, the cylindrical back post is configured to receive and hold a ferrule, and the cylindrical back post comprises an engagement feature that traverses a circumference of the cylindrical back post; and
a front housing configured to fit over the cylindrical back post, to engage with the engagement feature, and to allow a portion of the ferrule to protrude through a front of the front housing while coupled to the cylindrical back post,
wherein the front housing is rotatable about the cylindrical back post independently of the ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,139,541

LIGHT GUIDE ELEMENT AND LAMP

Radiant Opto-Electronics ...

1. A light guide element, comprising:a first side surface having a first outer peripheral edge and a first inner peripheral edge;
a second side surface which is opposite to the first side surface and has a second outer peripheral edge and a second inner peripheral edge;
an outer surface connecting the first outer peripheral edge and the second outer peripheral edge; and
an inner surface connecting the first inner peripheral edge and the second inner peripheral edge;
wherein at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface has at least one first expansion segment and at least one second expansion segment, and the least one first expansion segment is connected to the at least one second expansion segment at a turning border, and an expanding direction of the first expansion segment is different from an expanding direction of the second expansion segment;
wherein an area of the first side surface is smaller than an area of the second side surface;
wherein an area of a cross-section of the light guide element taken along the turning border is greater than the area of the second side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,344

ADAPTER FOR A CELL HOLDER OF A SPECTROFLUOROMETER

Marquette University, Mi...

1. An adapter for a cell holder of a spectrofluorometer, the cell holder being substantially square or rectangular in horizontal cross-section, the adapter comprising a body that fits into the cell holder, the cell holder and adapter body having centered, vertical axes that are substantially aligned, the adapter body comprising a cavity for receiving a microcell, the microcell being a square or rectangular prism being substantially square or rectangular in horizontal cross-section, the microcell having a centered, vertical axis such that the microcell may be positioned in the cavity of the adapter body such that at least one of the following conditions are met: (1) the vertical axis of the microcell is offset relative to the vertical axes of the cell holder and adapter body; (2) the microcell is rotated horizontally about its vertical axis relative to the cell holder and adapter body; and (3) the axis of the microcell is aligned horizontally relative to the emission beam but shifted horizontally backward such that an inner wall of an emission side of the microcell is aligned in parallel with the excitation beam.

US Pat. No. 10,139,096

LIGHT IRRADIATING DEVICE

HOYA CANDEO OPTRONICS COR...

1. A light irradiating device comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of light emitting diode elements disposed on a surface of the substrate;
a cooling unit which is disposed in contact with a rear surface of the substrate and cools the substrate and the plurality of light emitting diode elements;
an inner wall which is disposed to enclose a light passage area through which light of the plurality of light emitting diode elements passes;
a box shaped housing which accommodates the substrate, the plurality of light emitting diode elements, the cooling unit, and the inner wall and generates a space between the inner wall and the housing;
an air inlet which introduces air in the light passage area onto the rear surface of the substrate;
a flow channel which passes through a rear surface of the cooling unit and connects the air inlet and the space; and
a circulation port which is provided to discharge the air in the space to the light passage area,
wherein the cooling unit cools the air introduced in the air inlet, the air is convected between the light passage area and the space, and the housing includes a light emission window which allows the light to pass therethrough and air-tightly closes the light passage area.

US Pat. No. 10,138,958

METHOD OF LEARNING TOUCH POINT OF CLUTCH

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method of learning a touch point, the method comprising:Outputting, by a controller, a first control signal for controlling a touch point learning mode to be entered when a preset condition is satisfied;
calculating, by the controller, a reference value by dividing a difference value between rotational speed of a drive shaft clutch and rotational speed of a non-drive shaft clutch by a difference value between driving speed of an engine and the driving speed of the drive shaft clutch;
outputting, by the controller, a second control signal for moving by an actuator the non-drive shaft clutch toward the engine if the reference value is less than a preset threshold value;
determining, by the controller, a position of the non-drive shaft clutch to be the touch point at a time when the reference value reaches the preset threshold value; and
declutching, by a signal of the controller, the non-drive clutch for the non-drive clutch when the touch point is determined,
wherein the outputting the first control signal for controlling the touch point learning mode to be entered when the preset condition is satisfied comprises entering the touch point learning mode if the drive shaft clutch is in a slip state and the non-drive shaft clutch is an open state.

US Pat. No. 10,138,030

TAMPERPROOF CLOSURE FOR USE ON A CONTAINER, CONTAINER THEREWITH, AND PORT FOR ARRANGEMENT ON THE CONTAINER

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A container apparatus comprising:a container having an opening; and
a tamperproof closure arranged on the opening of the container, the tamperproof closure including:
a base having an outer circumference and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the base, wherein the base is configured for arrangement on the container such that the container is configured for connection to the base in a fluid-tight manner, and
a closure part comprising:
a closure cap having an outer circumferential perimeter smaller than the outer circumference of the base, the outer circumferential perimeter of the closure cap connected to the base via a predetermined breaking point, and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the closure cap,
wherein:
the at least one force-enhancing device of the base and the at least one force-enhancinq device of the closure part are configured to be operated by a single hand to move the base and the closure part relative to each other in a force-assisted manner to destroy the predetermined breaking point, wherein the force-enhancing devices enclose there between an angle (?), viewed in the circumferential direction of the closure, which corresponds at least substantially to the required amount of rotation of the closure part with respect to the base for destroying the predetermined breaking point.

US Pat. No. 10,137,997

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A throttle system for providing throttle control for an engine on an aircraft, comprising:a throttle quadrant assembly (TQA) module in electrical communication with a throttle lever for receiving a position signal indicative of a magnitude for a throttle of the engine, the TQA module being operative to convert the position signal into a throttle signal;
an engine electronic control (EEC) module connected to the TQA module to translate the throttle signal into a throttle control signal for the engine; and
a power line connecting the TQA module to the EEC module and carrying power from the EEC module to the TQA module,
wherein the power line carries the throttle signal from the TQA module to the EEC module and wherein the power supplied by the EEC module to the TQA module is independent of aircraft power when the engine is running.

US Pat. No. 10,137,519

FLUX RESERVOIR APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A flux reservoir apparatus comprising:a stage having a recessed portion for reserving flux therein;
a flux pot composed of an annular member having a through hole through which the flux flows, the flux pot arranged to move back-and-forth on a surface of the stage to feed the flux in the through hole into the recessed portion and to smooth a surface of the flux with a bottom surface of the flux pot; and
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the flux pot and tilt the flux pot in a direction opposite to a moving direction when the flux pot is moving back-and-forth;
wherein the through hole of the flux pot is an elongated hexagonal hole elongated in a direction perpendicular to a back-and-forth direction with a length greater than the width of the recessed portion of the stage in the direction perpendicular to the back-and-forth direction, and wherein
wherein the bottom surface of the flux pot is an end face of the through hole and a chevron surface in which two surfaces are connected at an angle to define a linear ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,478

CLASSIFIER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CLASSIFIER

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method of operating a classifier for classifying granular feedstock, comprising:rotating a rotary cage of the classifier;
through an air-guiding system that surrounds and is separated a distance from the rotary cage, aspirating classifying air into a classifying zone formed between the rotary cage and the air-guiding system, which classifying zone includes one or more baffles that have an orientation, size, and shape that generate an inhomogeneous flow field at the circumference of the rotary case that, together with the separation distance, generate an increase of torque acting on said rotating rotary cage by at least 20% as compared to an amount of torque acting on said rotary cage that would result from the classifying zone having no baffles disposed therein and the separation distance having no influence on the torque: and
feeding the granular feedstock into the classifying zone.
US Pat. No. 10,137,220

HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITION

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A hemostatic composition comprising:a) cellulose-based fibers having a size distribution of D90 of less than 350 ?m, and D50of less than 167?m, the fibers are at a concentration range of 83.5%-90.0% w/w of the entire composition;
b) an omega amino carboxylic acid at a concentration range of 2.5%-5.0% w/w of the entire composition;
c) protamine salt at a concentration range of 2.5%-5.0% w/w of the entire composition;
d) a calcium chloride divalent cation, the cation concentration being 1.3%-1.8% w/w of the entire composition,
wherein the composition is in the form of a powder and/or aggregates and forms a resistant gel upon contact with blood.

US Pat. No. 10,143,057

BOARD-MOUNTED PARALLEL CIRCUIT STRUCTURE WITH EFFICIENT POWER UTILIZATION

1. A board-mounted parallel circuit structure with efficient power utilization, comprising:a first substrate having a first constant voltage layer, wherein the first constant voltage layer has: a first power connection point formed on one edge portion of the first constant voltage layer and multiple insulating zones formed on the first constant voltage layer;
a second constant voltage layer having a second power connection point formed on one edge portion of the second constant voltage layer;
a power supply having a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal and outputting a power at a voltage range of 2.5 volts (V) to 3.5 volts (V); and
multiple light-emitting units disconnected from each other but each light-emitting unit connected separately in parallel with the power supply, with each light-emitting unit being a light-emitting diode (LED) unit implemented by an LED core technology and formed within a corresponding insulating zone and having a positive terminal and a negative terminal,
wherein the positive terminal of each light-emitting unit is formed on an edge of the corresponding insulating zone and is electrically connected to the first constant voltage layer,
wherein the negative terminal of each light-emitting unit is formed on a position in the corresponding insulating zone and is electrically connected to the second constant voltage layer through a conducting wire,
wherein the first constant voltage layer is electrically connected to the positive output terminal of the power supply through the first power connection point,
wherein the second constant voltage layer is electrically connected to the negative output terminal of the power supply through the second power connection point, and
wherein the positive terminal of each of the multiple light-emitting units are connected in parallel to the positive output terminal of the power supply through the first constant voltage layer and the negative terminal of each of the multiple light-emitting units are connected in parallel to the negative output terminal of the power supply through the respective conducting wires and the second constant voltage layer,
wherein each insulating zone further has a conducting layer formed within the insulating zone and electrically connected between the negative terminal of the light-emitting unit and the conducting wire,
wherein the first substrate is rectangular comprising two long sides and two short sides,
wherein the multiple insulating zones are formed on the first constant voltage layer in a direction along the two long sides,
wherein an area of the first substrate expands in directions along the two long sides and the two short sides of the first substrate for the multiple insulating zones to be arranged along the two long sides and the two short sides of the first substrate to form an array of insulating zones with each insulating zone having a corresponding light-emitting unit formed within the insulating zone of the array of insulating zones,
wherein when the power supply outputs the power to drive the multiple light-emitting units, an identical voltage drop across the multiple light-emitting units on the first substrate is generated and resistance values everywhere on the first constant voltage layer are the same.

US Pat. No. 10,142,954

BASE STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station comprising:a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with a relay device;
a storage that stores information on a reflected wave of a communication channel used to communicate with the relay device; and
a controller that:
estimates whether a communication channel upon establishing a wireless channel with the relay device is affected by a reflected wave, based on the information and a communication frequency in communication between the relay device and the base station;
allocates the communication channel as the wireless channel with the relay device in a case where it is estimated from the information that the communication channel is not affected by the reflected wave; and
does not allocate the communication channel as the wireless channel with the relay device in a case where it is estimated from the information that the communication channel is affected by the reflected wave.

US Pat. No. 10,142,948

ADJUSTING TRANSMIT POWER ACROSS A NETWORK

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for adjusting transmit power in a wireless network, comprising:identifying a selected base station with a first coverage area for adjustment of transmit power;
identifying a plurality of neighboring base stations with coverage areas nearby the first coverage area;
retrieving a plurality of signal strength measurements from a plurality of mobile devices within the coverage areas of the plurality of neighboring base stations;
calculating a metric corresponding to a number of mobile devices within the coverage areas of the plurality of neighboring base stations that would be positively impacted by a decrease in power at the selected base station;
calculating a first metric corresponding to a number of mobile devices negatively impacted by an increase in power at the selected base station; and
sending an instruction, based on the metric, for adjustment of transmit power to the selected base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,537

MOTOR CONTROL METHOD, MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND CAMERA

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A motor control method comprising steps of:receiving a plurality of control commands through an input peripheral;
driving a motor module to control a moving mode of an object according to the control commands by a processing unit, such that the motor module generates a plurality of coordinate information relative to the moving mode;
collecting the control commands from the input peripheral and collecting the coordinate information from the motor module by the processing unit; and
driving the motor module to reproduce the moving mode of the object according to the control commands and the coordinate information by the processing unit;
wherein each of the control commands comprises a command actuating time, a command executing time, a moving speed and/or a moving direction, the processing unit calculates a moving distance corresponding to each of the control commands according to the coordinate information, and the processing unit selectively merges some of the control commands and the coordinate information;
wherein the motor module has a delay information and the step of the processing unit selectively merges some of the control commands and the coordinate information comprises steps of:
calculating a delay threshold according to the moving speed of an i-th control command of the control commands and the delay information by the processing unit, wherein i is a positive integer; and
when the moving distance corresponding to the i-th control command is smaller than the delay threshold, merging the i-th control command and an (i+1)-th control command to be a merged command by the processing unit, wherein a moving distance corresponding to the merged command is equal to a sum of the moving distance corresponding to the i-th control command and the moving distance corresponding to the (i+1)-th control command.

US Pat. No. 10,142,472

COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF AUDIO DURING HOLD

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. An apparatus for audio communication between a local party and a remote party, comprising:a microphone configured to produce audio comprising speech or sounds produced by the local party;
a hold control configured to select a connected selection or a hold selection;
a processor configured to identify the audio produced during the connected selection as primary audio, and to identify the audio produced during the hold selection as secondary audio, in use the secondary audio not being heard by the remote party;
a transceiver configured to transmit the primary audio and the secondary audio, wherein the processor is further configured to packetize the primary audio and the secondary audio, and to mark at least one of (i) packets of the primary audio and (ii) packets of the secondary audio such that the primary audio produced during the connected selection and the secondary audio produced during the hold selection can subsequently be distinguished from one another; and
an analytics engine configured to receive the primary audio and the secondary audio and to determine speech metrics therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,142,462

CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT COMMUNICATION DETECTION

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A controlled-environment facility resident communication detection method comprising:inserting, by a controlled-environment communication apparatus, a modulated signal into audio of a controlled-environment facility residents' sides of calls; and
detecting, by the same or a different controlled-environment communication apparatus, the same and/or another modulated signal inserted into the audio of the same and/or another controlled-environment facility resident's side of a call in the audio of another party's side of the call.

US Pat. No. 10,141,960

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF REDUCING TRANSMIT SIGNAL DISTORTION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A transmitter circuit, comprising:a main pre-equalizer configured to pre-distort a burst signal;
a main power amplifier configured to receive the pre-distorted burst signal and generate an amplified burst signal using the pre-distorted burst signal;
a replica pre-equalizer configured to pre-distort a non-burst signal; and
a replica power amplifier, the replica power amplifier configured to receive the pre-distorted non-burst signal from the replica pre-equalizer and generate an amplified non-burst signal using the pre-distorted non-burst signal, wherein control signals are provided to the main pre-equalizer to pre-distort the burst signal, the control signals being provided using the amplified non-burst signal of the replica power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,141,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on an electrical circuit board, and to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:a housing including a receiving portion for inserting the flat conductive member therein, said housing having a first outer surface and a second outer surface on a side of the housing different from that of the first outer surface;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a movable member,
wherein said movable member is configured to be supported on the housing so that the movable member is movable between an insertion allowing position and a pulling out preventing position relative to the housing,
said movable member includes an operation portion and a display portion,
said operation portion is configured to protrude from the first outer surface of the housing, and
said display portion is configured to protrude and retract relative to the second outer surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,634

ANTENNA FOR USE IN MOBILE TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An antenna for use in a mobile terminal, comprising:a first radiation unit including a feed portion for inputting energy, the feed portion being provided at one end of the first radiation unit; and
two coupling branches, wherein:
the first radiation unit and the two coupling branches form a coupled feeding structure;
one end of a first one of the two coupling branches and one end of a second one of the two coupling branches are respectively connected to two end portions of a first segment of a metal frame of the mobile terminal, the two coupling branches are disposed around the first radiation unit, the two coupling branches and the first radiation unit are not in contact with each other, and the two coupling branches define an opening; and
first and second slits are respectively provided at two ends of the first segment of the metal frame to separate the first segment from other segments of the metal frame.

US Pat. No. 10,141,568

STABILIZED LITHIUM METAL POWDER FOR LI-ION APPLICATION, COMPOSITION AND PROCESS

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A stabilized lithium metal powder, wherein each individual particle of stabilized lithium metal powder is coated with a wax, wherein the stabilized lithium metal powder is stable in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidine or gamma butyrolactone, has a mean diameter of from 10 ?m to 200 ?m in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidine or gamma butyrolactone, and wherein the wax is a continuous layer and has a thickness of 20 nm to 200 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,141,481

COLOR-CONVERTING SUBSTRATE OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A color conversion substrate for a light-emitting diode comprising:a first substrate disposed over the light-emitting diode;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a first sealant disposed on a top surface of the first substrate, the first sealant defining a recess-shaped accommodation space having the top surface of the first substrate as a bottom surface thereof;
a quantum dot accommodated in the accommodation space; and
a second sealant disposed between the second substrate and the first sealant, wherein a shape of the second sealant is substantially similar to a shape of the first sealant,
wherein the second sealant contacts the first sealant, and
wherein the second sealant comprises a material having a greater ability to absorb infrared laser light than that of the first sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,264

METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR WAFER LEVEL PACKAGING WITH LARGE CONTACT AREA

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A wafer level packaging structure with a large contact area, the wafer level packaging structure comprising:a plurality of first metal bonding pads and a second metal bonding pad formed at a front surface of a semiconductor chip;
a bottom metal layer covering a back surface of the semiconductor chip;
a bottom through hole formed in the semiconductor chip beneath the second metal bonding pad, the bottom through hole extending from the front surface of the semiconductor chip to the back surface of the semiconductor chip, wherein the bottom through hole is filled with a conductive material forming a bottom metal interconnecting structure, and wherein the bottom metal layer is electrically connected to the second metal bonding pad through the bottom metal interconnecting structure;
a top packaging layer covering the front surface of the semiconductor chip;
a bottom packaging layer covering the bottom metal layer;
a plurality of top metal interconnecting structures formed on and electrically connected to the plurality of first metal bonding pads and the second metal bonding pad; and
a plurality of contact bonding pads formed atop the top packaging layer, wherein a contact bonding pad of the plurality of contact bonding pads is electrically connected to one of the plurality of first metal bonding pads or the second metal bonding pad through at least one of the plurality of top metal interconnecting structures.

US Pat. No. 10,140,955

DISPLAY LATENCY CALIBRATION FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display having a plurality of illumination elements organized in a two-dimensional array;
one or more photodiodes coupled to at least a portion of the illumination elements, the one or more photodiodes configured to
measure, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a latency for that illumination element to illuminate image light of each of a plurality of brightness levels, and
measure, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a time rise to reach each of the plurality of brightness levels;
a controller coupled to the one or more photodiodes, the controller configured to:
obtain, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, information about brightness levels associated with image light emitted from that illumination element for at least two consecutive video frames, and
determine, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a driving signal based on the measured latency, the measured time rise and the information about brightness levels; and
a driver circuit coupled to the controller, the driver circuit configured to apply the determined driving signal to that illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,140,466

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SECURE SELF-SERVICE ACCESS TO CONTENT

Quest Software Inc., Ali...

13. An information handling system comprising at least one processor coupled to a memory, wherein the at least one processor is operable to implement a method comprising:receiving a request from a user to access particular content;
determining a trust measure of the user, wherein the trust measure is based, at least in part, on an analysis of logged user-initiated communication events of the user on a plurality of communications platforms;
wherein the determining the trust measure comprises:
enumerating historical data loss prevention (DLP) policy violations by the user on the plurality of communications platforms;
determining a communication profile of the user based, at least in part, on the logged user-initiated communication events;
determining directory-services information for the user from a directory service; and
quantitatively evaluating a combination of the DLP policy violations, the communication profile, and the directory-services information via one or more rules, wherein the trust measure comprises a numerical result of the quantitatively evaluating;
accessing a self-service access policy applicable to the particular content;
ascertaining, from the self-service access policy, a trust threshold applicable to the particular content; and
responsive to a determination that the trust measure fails to satisfy the trust threshold, automatically denying access by the user to the particular content.

US Pat. No. 10,139,285

FULLY-DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFICATION FOR PYROMETRY

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A high speed, high signal-to-noise, high gain, low-offset, and high dynamic range fully-differential amplifier circuit for amplifying an optical signal in a pyrometer, the amplifier circuit comprising:a first system input configured for coupling to an anode of a primary photo detector;
a second system input configured for coupling to a cathode of the primary photo detector,
wherein, when the first and second system inputs are coupled to the primary photo detector, a photo current, ip, passes between the second and first system inputs;
a transimpedance differential amplifier stage comprising:
a primary biasing circuit configured to bias the primary photo detector with between 0V and a reverse bias, and having a first and second output;
a first transimpedance amplifier circuit having a first current input and a first transimpedance voltage output, wherein:
the first current input is coupled to the first system input,
a first bias voltage input is coupled to the first output of the primary biasing circuit, and
a first voltage at the first voltage transimpedance output is proportional to the photo current, ip; and
a second transimpedance amplifier circuit having a second current input and a second transimpedance voltage output, wherein:
the second current input is coupled to the second system input,
a second bias voltage input is coupled to the second output of the primary biasing circuit, and
a second voltage at the second voltage transimpedance output is proportional to the photo current, ip, passing between the second and first system inputs;
wherein the primary biasing circuit is coupled to the first and second transimpedance amplifier circuits so as to cause a 0V to a reverse bias to exist across the primary photo detector; and
a primary differential output voltage, v1, being a difference between the first and second transimpedance voltage outputs, is configured for conversion to a temperature or reflectance value in a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,087

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED ASSEMBLY METHOD

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a printed circuit board, comprising one or more electronic components; and
a support joined, or that is joinable, to the printed circuit board,wherein the lighting device comprisesa first joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, said first joining device comprising a first element borne by the printed circuit board and a second element borne by the support,
said first joining device permitting the printed circuit board to rotate, with respect to the support, about an axis and perpendicularly to the axis,
wherein the first and second element prevent separation from each other when the printed circuit board and the support are rotated from an insertion position translating the printed circuit board along the axis; and
a second joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, located at a distance from said first joining device,
said second joining device comprising: a third element borne by the printed circuit board and located at a distance from the first element; and a fourth element borne by the support and located at a distance from the second element,
said second joining device to block the rotations of the printed circuit board with respect to the support, in an assembled configuration of the printed circuit board and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,138,656

CRASH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD IN AN ELECTRONIC LATCH OF A MOTOR-VEHICLE CLOSURE DEVICE

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An electronic latch assembly for a closure device of a motor vehicle, including an electric motor, a control unit and a backup energy source and coupled to a vehicle main power source and configured to provide a backup supply voltage (Vsc) to the control unit during an emergency operating condition, wherein the emergency operating condition comprises the vehicle main power source not being available,wherein the control unit is configured to enter an emergency mode to cause disabling of actuation of the closure device, upon detecting the occurrence of the emergency operating condition, and to maintain disabled the actuation of the closure device, during the emergency operating condition;
wherein the backup energy source and the control unit are arranged internally of the electronic latch assembly,
wherein the backup energy source includes a boost module and a supercapacitor group and the boost module is configured to receive at its input the backup supply voltage (Vsc) generated by the supercapacitor group, and is configured to increase the backup supply voltage (Vsc) to drive the electric motor of the latch assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,138,243

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AS RET KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A method for treating a RET-associated cancer, the method comprising:(a) detecting a dysregulation of a RET gene, a RET kinase, or the expression or activity or level of any of the same in a sample from a patient; and
(b) administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having the Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof:
wherein:X1 is CH or N;
X2 is CH or N;
X3 is CH or N;
X4 is CH or N;
wherein one or two of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
A is CN;
B is hetAr1;
hetAr1 is a 5-membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring nitrogen atoms, wherein said heteroaryl ring is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl, fluoroC1-C6 alkyl, difluoroC1-C6 alkyl, trifluoroC1-C6 alkyl, cyanoC1-C6 alkyl, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl, (C1-C4 alkoxy)CH2C(?O)—, (C1-C4 alkoxy)C(?O)C1-C3 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, (RaRbN)C1-C6 alkyl, (RaRbN)C(?O)C1-C6 alkyl, (C1-C6 alkylSO2)C1-C6 alkyl, and 4-methoxybenzyl;
Ra and Rb are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl;
D is hetCyc1;
hetCyc1 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring nitrogen atoms, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C3 alkyl, fluoroC1-C3 alkyl, difluoroC1-C3 alkyl, trifluoroC1-C3 alkyl and OH, or said heterocyclic ring is substituted with a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring, or said heterocyclic ring is substituted with an oxo group;
E is
(w) Ar2C(?O)—,
(x) Ar2C1-C6 alkyl-,
(z) Ar2(C1-C3 alkyl)C(?O)— wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with one or two groups independently selected from the group consisting of OH, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy and ReRfN—, where Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, or Re and Rf together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 5-6 membered azacyclic ring optionally having an additional ring heteroatom selected from N and O,
(cc) hetAr2(C1-C3 alkyl)C(?O)—, wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with one or two groups independently selected from the group consisting of OH, C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy and ReRfN—, wherein Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl or Re and Rf together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 5-6 membered azacyclic ring optionally having an additional ring heteroatom selected from N and O,
(dd) R1R2NC(?O)—, or
(oo) hetAr2C1-C6 alkyl-;
Ar2 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), fluoroC1-C6 alkyl, difluoroC1-C6 alkyl, trifluoroC1-C6 alkyl, CN, a 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O, and RiRjN— wherein Ri and Rj are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl;
hetAr2 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), fluoroC1-C6 alkyl, difluoroC1-C6 alkyl, trifluoroC1-C6 alkyl, hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl, CN, OH, and R?R?N—, wherein R? and R? are independently H or C1-C3 alkyl;
R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl or (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl; and
R2 is H, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), (C1-C6 alkoxy)C(?O), hydroxyC1-C6 alkoxy or (3-6C cycloalkyl)CH2O.

US Pat. No. 10,138,210

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDAZINES AS PROSTACYCLIN RECEPTOR MODULATORS

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

20. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,136,663

CURCUMINOID-BASED COMPOUND/STEVIOSIDE-CONTAINING COMPLEX FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AN INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method of treating a H9N2 influenza virus infection, comprising administering to an individual in need thereof a composition comprising therapeutically effective amounts of the compound of formula (I) and stevioside:
wherein, R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, or C1-C10 alkoxy;
n is an integer of 1 to 5; and
m is an integer of 1 to 5.
US Pat. No. 10,138,599

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A COATED SUBSTANCE COMPRISING CELLULOSIC FIBRES

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A process for the production of a coated substrate comprising cellulosic fibres, the process comprising the steps of:i) providing a first substrate comprising cellulosic fibres and having a dry content of less than 50% by weight;
ii) applying a coating composition to the first substrate in an amount of more than 5 g/m2, calculated as dry weight of the coating composition, wherein the coating composition comprises:
microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), and
a water retention agent selected from carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), anionic polyacrylamide (A-PAM), sodium polyacrylates, polyacrylic acid derivatives, guar gum, alginate, MFC prepared from carboxymethylated fibers, MFC prepared from oxidized fibers, MFC prepared by CMC-functionalized fibers, and/or combinations thereof; and
iii) mechanically dewatering the first substrate,
wherein the coating composition comprises the water retention agent in an amount of at least 1% by weight, calculated as dry weight and based on the dry weight of the MFC.
US Pat. No. 10,138,448

DEACTIVATION WIPE KIT

VELTEK ASSOCIATES, INC, ...

1. A hazardous drug deactivation wipe kit, comprising:a first pouch having a one-way filling valve coupled to an end thereof, the first pouch containing a wipe saturated in hypochlorite solution, wherein the one-way filling valve is configured to permit the hypochlorite solution to be filled into the first pouch while preventing the hypochlorite solution to escape the first pouch;
a second pouch containing a wipe saturated in thiosulfate solution; and
a third pouch containing a wipe saturated in isopropyl alcohol solution,
wherein the deactivation wipe kit is configured for use in a controlled environment to deactivate hazardous drugs on a work surface.

US Pat. No. 10,143,076

SHIELDING STRUCTURES FOR LINEAR ACCELERATORS

Varian Medical Systems, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an accelerator guide comprising an electron source at a first end, a target at a second end, and a plurality of accelerating cavities coupled in series along a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end, the accelerator guide having a contour as viewed in the longitudinal axis;
a shielding structure enclosing at least the electron source and the plurality of accelerating cavities of the accelerator guide, the shielding structure having an inner wall surface defining a contour as viewed in the longitudinal axis generally conformal to the contour of the accelerator guide.

US Pat. No. 10,143,067

NETWORKED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system comprising a data network of luminaires including a first luminaire, the first luminaire comprising:a first receiver configured to receive wirelessly a first message from a second luminaire, wherein the first message comprises a first source address, a first propagation range, a first hop count, and a first light level;
a first lamp configured to provide light at a first light output;
a first controller configured to modify the first light output based on:
i) the first light level,
ii) the first hop count,
iii) the first propagation range, and
iv) whether or not the first source address is a member of a first non-empty set of neighbor addresses; and
a first transmitter configured to transmit wirelessly a second message, wherein the first transmitter of the first luminaire decides whether or not to transmit the second message based on i) the first hop count and ii) the first propagation range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,646

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED VIDEO OPERATIONS

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A computerized method of facilitating video operations comprising:producing, by an encoder of a computer system, compressed video data from source video date output by a video capture device, the source video data capturing a scene;
identifying, by the encoder as part of the producing, a plurality of macroblocks;
outputting, by the encoder as an initial byproduct of the producing, data characterizing motion corresponding to at least one macroblock of the plurality of macroblocks;
generating, by the computer system, a derivative byproduct based on the initial byproduct, the derivative byproduct quantifying motion corresponding to the at least one macroblocks, the derivative byproduct further including at least one of a time stamp, an alert requirement, a time stamp of when movement occurred, the amount of movement needed to trigger an alarm, and the amount of movement needed to turn the alarm off;
initiating, by the computer system, a supplemental operation, supplemental to a primary operation, based on the derivative byproduct;
generating a motion map using results of the supplemental operation, the motion map being associated with a video frame and providing a byte-value representation of motion of a corresponding macroblock; and
synchronizing the motion map with the video frame using an extension.

US Pat. No. 10,141,984

MULTI-BAND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A system, comprising:a transmitter device configured to separate data into a plurality of frequency bands, wherein
each frequency band has an associated symbol time,
each associated symbol time is a whole multiple of one half of a smallest symbol time of all of the frequency bands to facilitate synchronized transmission of symbols over the plurality of frequency bands, and
the transmitter device includes:
i) a multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) processing block configured to multiplex the data into a plurality of spatial channels, and
ii) an analog front end configured to, for each spatial channel of the plurality of spatial channels,
combine data in the plurality of frequency bands, including combining data in a first frequency band with data in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band, into a respective combined signal for simultaneous transmission over the plurality of frequency bands, and
transmit the combined signal via a transmission medium, wherein transmission of symbols in the first frequency band is synchronized with transmission of symbols in the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,141,300

LOW CAPACITANCE TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSOR

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A transient voltage suppressing (TVS) device comprising:a plurality of fingers of semiconductor regions arranged laterally along a first direction on a major surface of a semiconductor layer, the plurality of fingers comprising alternating fingers of a first type and fingers of a second type each extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the semiconductor regions in a first portion of a pair of adjacent fingers forming a silicon controlled rectifier and the semiconductor regions in a second portion of the pair of adjacent fingers forming a P-N junction diode, the first and second portions being arranged in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction on the major surface of the semiconductor layer,
wherein the plurality of fingers defining current conducting regions between each pair of adjacent fingers, each current conducting region including a first current path of the silicon controlled rectifier and a second current path of the P-N junction diode, the first current path of the silicon controlled rectifier being separated from the second current path of the P-N junction diode in each current conducting region in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction on the major surface of the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,249

MOLDED INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. An intelligent power module (IPM) for driving a motor, the IPM comprising:a first, second, third and fourth die paddles;
a first transistor attached to the first die paddle;
a second transistor attached to the second die paddle;
a third transistor attached to the third die paddle;
a fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors attached to the fourth die paddle;
a plurality of leads;
a metal slug;
a plurality of spacers disposed between the metal slug and the first, second, third and fourth die paddles; and
a molding encapsulation enclosing the first, second, third, and fourth die paddles, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors and the plurality of spacers;
wherein the plurality of leads are at least partially embedded in the molding encapsulation;
wherein a majority portion of the metal slug is embedded in the molding encapsulation; and
wherein a bottom surface of the metal slug is exposed from the molding encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 10,139,817

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO INTERACT WITH SPECIFICALLY INTENDED OBJECTS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system to control unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), comprising:one or more wireless transceivers;
a control circuit coupled with the transceiver(s); and
a memory coupled to the control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to perform the steps of:
receive, prior to initiating delivery and lowering by the UAS of a package intended to be delivered to the predefined location to be received by a customer associated with the predefined location, sensor data captured by at least one sensor of a UAS comprising image data captured by a camera on the UAS;
determine, from the sensor data, a unique identification of a first delivery pad at the predefined location comprising obtaining from image processing of the image data a first delivery pad identifier that is unique to the first delivery pad associated with the predefined location and distinct from other delivery pads, wherein the first delivery pad is configured to at least receive a package to be delivered by the UAS;
confirm, from the sensor data and prior to initiating the delivery by the UAS of the package intended to be delivered to the predefined location, that the identified first delivery pad is an expected object expected at the predefined location;
receive additional sensor data from the UAS;
detect a second package is located on the first delivery pad;
confirm there is sufficient space on the first delivery pad, not occupied by the second package, to receive the package being carried by the UAS; and
initiate delivery of the package in response to confirming there is sufficient space on the first delivery pad to deliver the package;
wherein the control circuit, in determining the unique identification of the first delivery pad, determines a package identifier from the sensor data of the second package expected to be cooperated with the UAS and to be retrieved by the UAS to be returned to a supplier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,382

DEVICE HAVING AN ARRAY OF SENSORS ON A SINGLE CHIP

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, C...

1. One or more nanoparticle gas sensors on a single chip, which sensors are configured to detect at least one type of gas, the device comprising:a single chip having a first semiconductor layer on top of a substrate layer;
a plurality of semiconductor electrodes etched from the first semiconductor layer; and
an adsorption layer for at least some of the one or more nanoparticle gas sensors which adsorbs a first type of gas and a first interfering compound, which adsorption layer includes deposits of either (a) first metal oxide nanoparticles and second metal oxide nanoparticles on a first subset of the plurality of semiconductor electrodes or (b) third metal oxide nanoparticles and first metal nanoparticles on the first subset of semiconductor electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,057

OPTICAL MODULE FOR PROJECTING A CUTOFF LIGHT BEAM INCLUDING HORIZONTALLY FOCUSING MEANS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Optical module intended to project a final light beam having a profiled cutoff having at least one horizontal segment, and including:a controlled light source emitting an initial beam; and
optical cutting-off means for converting the initial beam into an intermediate cutoff beam containing a cutoff, in which beam the light rays are distributed vertically below said profiled cutoff;
wherein the optical module includes:
horizontally focusing optical means for focusing the intermediate cutoff beam toward a substantially vertical line of focus; and
an exit lens having a vertical focal line that is coincident with the line of focus in order to convert the intermediate cutoff beam into said final beam.

US Pat. No. 10,138,657

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door latch, with a locking mechanism comprising a catch and a pawl having a bolting contour, whereby the pawl is adjacent to a ratchet contour of the catch, with its bolting contour in a closed state of the locking mechanism wherein the bolting contour is designed in two parts with a holding contour and an unrolling contour, whereby the holding contour predominantly interacts in the closed state of the locking mechanism with the ratchet contour, whereas the unrolling contour is positioned to interact with the ratchet contour when the pawl is moved in an opening direction from the closed state;wherein the unrolling contour and the holding contour are respectively designed as circular arcs;
wherein the circular arcs are equipped with different length radii and centre points;
wherein the centre point of the unrolling contour and the centre point of the holding contour are at a distance from one another; and
wherein the centre point of the holding contour is arranged on an unrolling contour side of a rotational axis of the pawl and the centre point of the unrolling contour is arranged on a holding contour side of the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,138,484

TARGETING MICRORNAS FOR METABOLIC DISORDERS

Regulus Therapeutics Inc....

1. A method of treating fatty liver disease comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound comprising the structure (II):wherein X is a phosphodiester linkage; each N of Nm is a deoxyadenosine (A); m is 2; Y is a phosphodiester linkage; and MO is 5?-CSASASUSGSCSUSGSCSASAACSASASUSGSCSUSGSCSAS- 3? (SEQ ID NO: 7), wherein each nucleoside followed by a subscript “S” is a S-cEt nucleoside, each nucleoside not followed by a subscript is a deoxynucleoside, and each internucleoside linkage between two S-cEt nucleosides is a phosphorothioate linkage, and the remaining internucleoside linkages are phosphodiester linkages; and wherein Y is linked to the 3? terminus of MO; and wherein the fatty liver disease is selected from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic steatohepatitis, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

US Pat. No. 10,136,757

PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR COOKING FOOD

Mirtech, Inc., Somerset,...

1. A microwavable food package, comprising:an expandable first base film and an expandable second base film that are bonded or laminated together, wherein the expandable first and second base films are configured to form the microwavable food package having an inner surface which defines an interior space for storing and cooking food, and an outer surface which is in contact with an exterior environment, and wherein the interior space and the first and second base films expand in response to pressure buildup created by a microwave cooking process; and
a plurality of laser-formed microperforations that have a diameter of 1 to 500 microns, that extend from the interior space through the first base film and the second base film so as to be open prior to and during the microwave cooking process, that are arranged at a density of 1 to 50 microperforations per cm2, that are located in proximity to the food, and that expand during the microwave cooking process;
a respiration system including at least some of the plurality of microperforations that are open prior to the microwave cooking process and that have a diameter configured to allow the transmission of gasses between the interior space and the exterior environment so that the interior space has an internal atmosphere including 2-18% O2, 5-22% CO2, and relative humidity of ?70%, during at least a portion of the ripening, distribution, or storage processes of the food; and
a venting system including at least some of the microperforations of the respiration system and a weakened area formed in the first and/or second base film(s) around the at least some of the microperforations of the respiration system;
wherein the weakened area opens due to the pressure buildup in the interior space created by the microwave cooking process thereby controllably releasing the pressure buildup.

US Pat. No. 10,143,091

METHODS OF FORMING OSCILLATOR SYSTEMS HAVING ANNULAR RESONANT CIRCUITRY

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A method for forming an oscillator arrangement that includes a resonant circuit, the method comprising:forming a first inductive element on an electrical substrate; and
forming a second inductive element on the electrical substrate spaced apart from the first inductive element, the second inductive element substantially opposing the first inductive element to provide an annular resonance structure, wherein the first and second inductive elements have substantially identical electrical characteristics, the first and second inductive elements curve towards one another so that the annular resonance structure encompasses a voided interior region, a first longitudinal end of the first inductive element faces a first longitudinal end of the second inductive element across a first air gap, and a second longitudinal end of the first inductive element faces a second longitudinal end of the second inductive element across a second air gap.

US Pat. No. 10,143,024

COMMUNICATION PARAMETER SETTING METHOD, COMMUNICATING APPARATUS, AND MANAGING APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communicating apparatus comprising:an executing device that executes, in response to a user operation, a process of wirelessly transmitting wireless communication parameters from a management apparatus to a receiving apparatus, the wireless communication parameters comprising at least one of a SSID (Service Set Identifier), an encrypting system, a key and an authenticating system, wherein the communicating apparatus operates as the management apparatus in the process;
a detecting device that detects one or more other communicating apparatuses that are executing the process, based on information received via a wireless communication; and
a sending device that wirelessly sends information indicating that multiple sessions of the process are detected to a terminal apparatus that operates as the receiving apparatus, in a case where the detecting device detects a plurality of other communicating apparatuses that are executing the process while the executing device is executing the process,
wherein the information sent by the sending device causes the terminal apparatus to stop the process.

US Pat. No. 10,143,022

DYNAMIC GENERATION OF GEOGRAPHICALLY BOUND MANET IDS

International Business Ma...

1. A processor-implemented method for generating a geographically-bound mobile ad hoc network identification, the method comprising:determining a plurality of geographic coordinates of a device associated with a current location of the device;
generating a mobile ad hoc network identification based on the determined plurality of geographic coordinates; and
processing a mobile ad hoc network request using the generated mobile ad hoc network identification.