US Pat. No. 10,148,741

MULTI-HOMING LOAD BALANCING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A multi-homing load balancing system, comprising:a plurality of router devices; and
a client device coupled to the plurality of router devices, wherein the client device is configured to receive a respective router advertisement from each of the plurality of router devices that includes a link-local address for that router device and, in response, provide a neighbor solicitation to each of the plurality of router devices that includes the plurality of link-local addresses that were received in the router advertisements;
wherein one of the plurality of router devices is configured, in response to a determination that the one of the plurality of router devices is to respond to the neighbor solicitation based on communications between the plurality of router devices, to respond to the neighbor solicitation by:
selecting a first link-local address of the plurality of link-local addresses that were included in the neighbor solicitation based on the first link-local address being associated with the fewest client devices when compared with the plurality of link-local addresses that were included in the neighbor solicitation; and
providing the first link-local address to the client device in a neighbor advertisement, wherein the client device is configured to select a first router device associated with the first link-local address as a default router device in response to receiving the neighbor advertisement.

US Pat. No. 10,149,311

CONSTRUCTING A SELF-ORGANIZING MESH NETWORK USING 802.11AD TECHNOLOGY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at data processing hardware, one or more node connections from a mesh network external to the data processing hardware, the mesh network including a network of nodes, each node operating in a station mode, the station mode non-communicative with any direct access point within the mesh network;
identifying, using the data processing hardware, a route within the mesh network for providing a data packet from a source to a destination;
determining, using the data processing hardware, schedule information associated with the identified route, the schedule information coordinating wireless communication between at least a first node and a second node along the route to transfer the data packet, the schedule information specifying a first beacon transmission interval and a first communication period for transmitting the data packet from the first node to the second node; and
providing, using the data processing hardware, the schedule information to the first node and the second node, the scheduling information, when provided to the first node and the second node, instructing a first media access control layer of the first node to operate in a transmitter mode and a second media access control layer of the second node to operate in a receiving mode to execute beam tracking during the first beacon transmission interval to determine a first directional beam for transmitting the data packet from the first node to the second node during the first communication period.

US Pat. No. 10,148,907

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LUMINANCE PROCESSING IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE AND STANDARD DYNAMIC RANGE CONVERSION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method for converting between standard dynamic range (SDR) media and high dynamic range (HDR) media, comprising:receiving, by a media processor, an input media item in a first format;
determining, by the media processor, a luminance mapping ratio between a pixel of the input media item in the first format and a corresponding pixel of the media item in a second format;
determining, by the media processor, a peak luminance scaling factor;
for each pixel of the media item in the first format:
for each color component value of the pixel:
calculating, by the media processor, an output value based on a product of the color component value of the pixel, the luminance mapping ratio, and the peak luminance scaling factor, and
replacing, by the media processor, the color component value of the pixel with the calculated output value in the second format; and
providing, by the media processor, the media item in the second format.

US Pat. No. 10,149,340

SLAVE BLUETOOTH DEVICE SWITCHING BETWEEN ACTIVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT MASTER BLUETOOTH DEVICES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A slave Bluetooth device comprising:a Bluetooth transceiver;
at least one processor connected to the Bluetooth transceiver; and
at least one memory connected to the at least one processor and storing program code that is executed by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
establishing a first connection through the Bluetooth transceiver with a first master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in a slave mode when communicating through the first connection;
communicating a first connection parameter update request packet containing a first timeout value through the Bluetooth transceiver and the first connection to the first master Bluetooth device; and
establishing a second connection through the Bluetooth transceiver with a second master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in the slave mode when communicating through the second connection;
communicating a second connection parameter update request packet containing a second timeout value through the Bluetooth transceiver and the second connection to the second master Bluetooth device; and
alternating during non-overlapping time slots between at least: 1) monitoring the first connection for traffic transmitted by the first master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the second connection; and 2) monitoring the second connection for traffic transmitted by the second master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the first connection; and
controlling a rate at which the alternating is performed based on the first timeout value and the second timeout value.

US Pat. No. 10,145,729

INTERMODULATION SENSOR PLATFORM BASED ON MECHANICAL RESONATOR

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A wireless sensor comprising;an antenna,
a mixing element conductively connected to the antenna, to a mechanical resonator and to a sensing element,
wherein the mixing element is capable of providing excitation to the mechanical resonator at the difference of two distinct received signal frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,147,557

ENHANCED STRUCTURAL SUPERCAPACITORS

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. An electrode for a structural supercapacitor comprising:a carbon fiber sheet comprising carbon nanotubes, redox-active moieties, and a conducting polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,145,415

SLIDING MEMBER

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A sliding member comprising a sliding surface formed on a surface of a sliding layer which is impact-hardened by a shot-blasting treatment, the sliding member and an object to be slid being rubbed together, wherein a surface of the sliding surface has an uneven shape to form an oil reservoir, wherein the sliding surface exhibits arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of more than 0 ?m and 2.0 ?m or less, ten-point average roughness (Rz) of more than 0 ?m and 7.5 ?m or less and surface hardness (HV) of 150-250, and the sliding surface slidably supports the object to be slid,wherein the sliding layer is composed of a copper alloy having a surface hardness (HV) of 80-150 before the shot-blasting treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,144,059

CONTINUOUS CASTING OF LEAD ALLOY STRIP FOR HEAVY DUTY BATTERY ELECTRODES

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. A method of making an apparatus for continuously casting a lead alloy strip, the method comprising:providing a drum having an aluminum outer circumferential casting surface;
abrading the outer circumferential casting surface of the drum with an angular abrading medium thereby wearing away material from the aluminum outer circumferential casting surface of the drum to create a coarse, irregular, and non-smooth abraded casting surface configured to reduce the rate of heat transfer and slow cooling of the lead alloy strip cast on the abraded casting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,149,284

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROUP BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication with a plurality of wireless stations, the method comprising:transmitting, by an access point, a first communication to at least a first wireless station, the first communication indicating that at least a first group of a plurality of groups of wireless stations from among the plurality of wireless stations will receive a third communication, wherein the first wireless station is included in the first group of wireless stations and wherein the first group of wireless stations includes more than one wireless station;
receiving, by the access point, a second communication including upload data from the first group of wireless stations in response to the transmission of the first communication; and
in response to receiving the second communication from the first group of wireless stations, transmitting, by the access point, the third communication to at least the first group of wireless stations, the third communication comprising data for the first group of wireless stations, wherein the third communication acknowledges the upload data from the first group of wireless stations.

US Pat. No. 10,147,318

EMERGENCY VEHICLE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, from an emergency vehicle, information corresponding, at least in part, to GPS coordinates of the emergency vehicle;
receiving the transmitted information at an automobile;
determining a proximity of the emergency vehicle relative to the automobile based, at least in part, on the received information;
outputting an interrupt signal to an infotainment system in the automobile, if the emergency vehicle is within a predetermined proximity thereof;
selectively attenuating audio and video signals currently being output by the infotainment system in response to the interrupt signal, thereby raising driver awareness to audio/video alerts generated by the emergency vehicle;
activating a navigation system within the automobile;
displaying a visual representation of the emergency vehicle on a map of the navigation system by tracing a traveled path and simultaneously tracing multiple projected paths of the emergency vehicle on the map; and
eliminating one or more of the multiple projected paths of the emergency vehicle, based on an instantaneous position of the emergency vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,149,409

ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An energy consuming device, comprising:a housing with lower surface, an aperture in the lower surface, at least one magnetic mount and a first and second terminal aperture;
a first and second terminal respectively position in the first and second terminal aperture so that a portion of the first and second terminal extend below the lower surface;
a light emitting diode (LED) array positioned on a plate and positioned in the aperture and electrically coupled to the first and second terminal, the plate including a thermal bridge that is configured to extend below the lower surface;
a magnet positioned in the magnetic mount, wherein the magnet is configured to cause the thermal bridge to be compressed when the device is mounted in a rail; and
a cover mounted to the housing, the cover extending over the magnet so as to occlude the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,149,324

RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a transmitter, configured to send a random access preamble to a base station on a physical random access channel (PRACH), wherein the PRACH corresponds to at least one acquisition indicator channel (AICH); and
a processor, configured to:
detect auxiliary indication information and detect, on the at least one AICH, feedback information sent by the base station, wherein the feedback information comprises acquisition indicator (AI) information and extended acquisition indicator (EAI) information; and
determine, according to the feedback information and the auxiliary indication information, a resource index of a target resource allocated by the base station in M uplink transmission resources, wherein M is an integer greater than 32, and
wherein the processor is further configured to:
when the AI information is an acknowledgement (ACK), determine a resource index of a default resource as the resource index of the target resource; or when the AI information is a negative acknowledgement (NACK), determine, according to the auxiliary indication information, a resource index range indicated by the EAI information and determine a resource index corresponding to a value of the EAI information as the resource index of the target resource.

US Pat. No. 10,148,284

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRED DATA COMMUNICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wired communication device, comprising:media access control (MAC) circuitry configured to:
frame a plurality of data packets to provide a plurality of framed data packets, each data packet of the plurality of data packets being separated from an adjacent data packet of the plurality of data packets by a corresponding interpacket gap (IPG) of a plurality of IPGs,
determine a first IPG duration from among a plurality of IPG durations corresponding to a first IPG of the plurality of IPGs, and
selectively choose a second IPG duration of the plurality of IPG durations corresponding to a second IPG of the plurality of IPGs to be greater than the first IPG duration when the first IPG duration is less than an average IPG duration or to be less than the first IPG duration when the first IPG duration is greater than the average IPG duration to maintain the average IPG duration over the plurality of framed data packets; and
physical layer (PHY) circuitry, coupled to the MAC circuitry, configured to encode the plurality of framed data packets in accordance with a line coding scheme to provide a plurality of encoded data packets.

US Pat. No. 10,148,111

POWER TOOL, BATTERY PACK, AND COMBINATION, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

TTI (Macao Commercial Off...

1. A battery pack for a power tool, the battery pack comprising:one or more battery cells;
a first terminal electrically connected to the one or more battery cells;
a high current power supply terminal;
a power switch electrically connected between the one or more battery cells and the high current power supply terminal;
a low current power supply terminal electrically connected to the one or more battery cells, the first terminal and low current power supply terminal operable to provide a substantially continuous low current to the power tool during a normal operating state of the battery pack;
a pinch-off circuit electrically connected between the low current power supply terminal and the one or more battery cells, and
a controller operable to control the power switch to provide high current power through the high current power supply terminal in response to a call for power from the power tool,
wherein the pinch-off circuit includes a switch operable to open the electrical connection between the low current power supply terminal and the one or more battery cells when a battery pack voltage of the one or more battery cells reaches a low voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,147,523

CABLE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND CABLE ASSEMBLY

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A cable for communicating electrical signals, the cable comprising:an outer sheath comprised of a polymeric material including an electrically conductive substance mixed with the polymeric material and causing the outer sheath to be electrically semiconductive, the outer sheath including a length and an interior;
a plurality of insulated wires extending through the interior of the outer sheath along the length thereof, each insulated wire including an electrically conductive core surrounded by an electrically non-conductive material; and
a sheath ground wire disposed within the interior of the outer sheath and extending along the length thereof, the sheath ground wire including an electrically conductive core in direct electrical contact with the interior of the outer sheath at a plurality of locations; and
wherein the sheath ground wire is in direct electrical contact with the outer sheath only at polymeric, semiconductive portions of the outer sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,147,455

SENSOR CIRCUIT SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TRANSDUCERS WITH DEDICATED AND SHARED TERMINALS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A memory system, comprising:a first transducer configured to output a first electrical signal indicative of a first operating parameter of the memory system, wherein the first transducer has a first DC bias applied thereto;
a second transducer configured to output a second electrical signal indicative of a laser output, wherein the second transducer has a second DC bias applied thereto, and wherein the second transducer shares a node with the first transducer; and
a sense amplifier that receives the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal and provides an output responsive to both the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal to a preamplifier Integrated Circuit (IC).

US Pat. No. 10,149,334

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT USING MACROCELL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method performed at a wireless communication user equipment device, the method comprising:receiving communication resource allocation information from a base station transmitted using scheduled communication resources of defined macrocell communication resources defined by a communication specification for transmitting from base stations to wireless communication user equipment devices, the communication resource allocation information identifying device-to-device communication resources of the defined macrocell communication resources defined by the communication specification for transmitting from base stations to wireless communication user equipment devices;
using the device-to-device communication resources to communicate through a device-to-device communication link with another wireless communication user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,051

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER PROTECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A loudspeaker protection system comprising:an upstream loudspeaker model estimation component that includes:
an impedance model fitter configured to:
receive voltage sense data and current sense data over a frequency range of a loudspeaker;
estimate a plurality of impedance parameters associated with a plurality of impedance components of a model of the loudspeaker based on the voltage sense data and the current sense data; and
fit, as a function of frequency, each of the plurality of impedance components to an estimated impedance based on the voltage sense data and the current sense data to generate an estimated impedance model of the loudspeaker by combining the plurality of fitted impedance components;
wherein the plurality of impedance components include a voice coil resistivity component, a voice coil inductance component, a primary resonance component of the loudspeaker, and a secondary resonance component associated with an enclosure of the loudspeaker; and
an excursion model converter configured to:
receive the plurality of fitted impedance components that comprise the estimated impedance model from the impedance model fitter; and
convert the estimated impedance model to an excursion model of the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,148,654

ENCRYPTION FOR A SYNCHRONOUS WIRELESS LINK

CAMBIUM NETWORKS LTD, As...

1. A method of encryption for a wireless network comprising a first wireless station and at least a second wireless station, the method comprising:providing a first synchronous wireless link between the first wireless station and the second wireless station;
exchanging first messages between the first wireless station and the second wireless station over the first synchronous wireless link to establish a shared secret and a first session key,
the first messages not being encrypted;
encrypting a MAC layer of the first synchronous wireless link using encryption on the basis of the first session key;
exchanging further messages between the first wireless station and the second wireless station over the first synchronous wireless link to establish a second session key, the further messages being encrypted by the encryption of the MAC layer of the first synchronous wireless link; and
encrypting the MAC layer of the first synchronous wireless link using encryption on the basis of the second session key.

US Pat. No. 10,147,703

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE FOR MULTIPHASE CIRCUITRY DEVICE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device comprising:a power supply element;
a reference voltage element, wherein the reference voltage element is electrically isolated from the power supply element;
a single high-side semiconductor die including at least two high-side transistors, wherein each high-side transistor of the at least two high-side transistors is integrated into the single high-side semiconductor die, wherein each high-side transistor of the at least two high-side transistors is electrically connected to the power supply element;
a single low-side semiconductor die including at least two low-side transistors, wherein each low-side transistor of the at least two low-side transistors is integrated into the single low-side semiconductor die, wherein each low-side transistor of the at least two low-side transistors is electrically connected to the reference voltage element; and
at least two switching elements, wherein each switching element of the at least two switching elements is directly electrically connected to a respective high-side transistor of the at least two high-side transistors, and wherein each switching element is directly electrically connected to a respective low-side transistor of the at least two low-side transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,146,983

FINGERPRINT DECRYPTION METHOD AND DEVICE

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint decryption method, comprising:receiving N input fingerprints, N being an integer greater than or equal to 2;
determining whether a total input time duration of the N input fingerprints is less than or equal to a first predetermined threshold;
if the total input time duration of the N input fingerprints is greater than the first predetermined threshold, determining input fingerprints after the first predetermined threshold do not pertain to the current decryption and the current decryption is not successful; and
if the total input time duration of the N input fingerprints is less than or equal to the first predetermined threshold, decrypting a to-be-decrypted object according to the N input fingerprints, wherein the to-be-decrypted object is encrypted by using N preset fingerprints;
wherein the N preset fingerprints are partially or totally same, the number of same preset fingerprints is set instead of setting the same preset fingerprints repeatedly; and
wherein the N input fingerprints are partially or totally same.

US Pat. No. 10,145,635

PISTOL MAGAZINE LOADER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. An apparatus for sequentially loading cartridges into an uppermost cartridge space of a magazine, comprising:a housing having a top end and a bottom end, the housing comprising a plurality of wall portions defining a housing cavity with an upper loading opening proximate the top end and a lower opening proximate the bottom end, the housing cavity configured to receive an upper portion of the magazine, the housing cavity extending along a magazine insertion and withdrawal axis, the plurality of wall portions comprising a starboard wall portion and an opposing port wall portion, the wall portions defining opposing pin receiving channels;
a tool disposed between the starboard wall portion and the port wall portion, the tool comprising a central portion defining a bore, a first arm extending away from the bore and a second arm displaced forwardly from the first arm;
a pin having a starboard end, a port end and an intermediate portion extending between the starboard end and the port end, the starboard end of the pin being disposed inside a starboard channel and the port end of the pin being disposed inside a port channel so that translation of the pin is constrained to movement along a path defined by the channels, and the intermediate portion of the pin extending through the bore defined by the central portion of the tool so that the tool is supported by the pin and the pin follows the path defined by the channels;
when a cartridge is inserted through the upper loading opening, the cartridge effects a rearwardly directed force to the first arm of the tool causing the tool to rotate about a pin axis until the second arm of the tool contacts a protrusion of the housing and further application of the rearwardly directed force to the first arm causes the pin to move forwardly and upwardly along the path thereby withdrawing the first arm from the uppermost cartridge space allowing the cartridge to occupy the uppermost cartridge space.

US Pat. No. 10,144,720

PROCESS INVOLVING CROSS METATHESIS OF OLEFINS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A method of forming a macrocyclic musk compound comprising the steps of:i) cross-metathesizing a first olefin and a second olefin in the presence of a homogeneous transition metal catalyst comprising an alkylidene ligand, to form a statistical mixture of a hetero-dimer intermediate of said first and second terminal olefin, and homo-dimers
ii) separating the hetero-dimer from the statistical mixture of hetero- and homo-dimers
iii) and cyclizing the hetero-dimer intermediate to form the macrocyclic musk compound,
wherein,both the first and the second olefins are olefins with a terminal double bond; andthe second olefin has the formula (II)wherein R7 is a branched or non-branched alkyl moiety having 1 to 5 carbon atoms and m is an integer from 1 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,149,259

POWER HEADROOM REPORTING WITH DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media comprising compute device-executable instructions, wherein the instructions, in response to execution by a user equipment (“UE”), cause the UE to:generate a media access control (“MAC”) control element associated with power headroom (“PHR”) information for dual connectivity, wherein the MAC control element includes:
one or more first octets associated with a master cell group, the one or more first octets to include a PHR value associated with a first wireless primary cell (“PCell”) of the master cell group; and
one or more second octets associated with a secondary cell group, the one or more second octets to include a PHR value associated with a second wireless PCell of the secondary cell group; and
cause transmitter circuitry of the UE to transmit the MAC control element to one or more evolved Node Bs.

US Pat. No. 10,148,670

MOVEMENT-BASED EVENT DETECTION IN A MOBILE DEVICE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A user device for detecting an occurrence of an event comprising:a memory coupled to a processor, the memory configured to store a movement pattern signature of the user device indicative of a predefined movement pattern of the user device during the occurrence of the event; and
a movement sensing module comprising sensor hardware, the movement sensing module configured to:
capture a motion of the user device generated by a user of the user device, the captured motion including a change in rotation of the user device, a change in position of the user device, and a change in velocity of the user device;
convert the captured motion into the movement pattern signature;
store the movement pattern signature in the memory;
monitor the user device for movement that matches the stored movement pattern signature; and
in response to detecting that the monitored movement matches the stored movement pattern signature, wirelessly transmit a message to an external device indicating that the event has been detected and trigger a responsive action.

US Pat. No. 10,148,460

PACKET EXTENSION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:one or more processors and/or circuits configured to:
identify a final symbol of an outgoing data packet that includes a data payload;
segment the final symbol into a plurality of short symbol segments;
determine a last short symbol segment of the plurality of short symbol segments that includes a portion of the data payload;
add a first padding and a second padding to the outgoing data packet based on the last short symbol segment and the portion of the data payload; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the outgoing data packet to a receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,148,451

METHOD FOR DATA COMMUNICATION WITH A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE BY A MOBILE COMPUTER DEVICE, MOBILE COMPUTER DEVICE AND DOMESTIC APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. Method for data communication with a domestic appliance (10) by a mobile computer device (12), wherein the domestic appliance (10) and the mobile computer device (12) are interconnected or interconnectable via a wireless data connection (22) that is adapted for transferring signals between the domestic appliance (10) and the mobile computer device (12) wherein the mobile computer device (12) is configured to be switched by a first switch element from a first connection state in which connection parameters and/or functions of the domestic appliance (10) can be monitored and/or controlled on the mobile computer device (12) to a second connection state in which no parameters and/or functions of the domestic appliance (10) can be monitored and/or controlled;wherein the mobile computer device (12) comprises a first and a second display mode for displaying content in at least one display area (606, 607);
wherein the at least one display area (606, 607) comprises a display area width and a display area height,
wherein content to be displayed in the display area comprises a content area width and a content area height,
wherein in the first display mode, the content area width is smaller or equal than the display area width and the content area height is smaller or equal than the display area height,
wherein in the second display mode, the content area width is larger than the display area width and/or the content area height is larger than the display area height, and
wherein in the second display mode, the content area can be shifted within the display area.

US Pat. No. 10,146,406

META GUIDING INTERFACE FOR AN E-READING DEVICE

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A computing device comprising:a display assembly including a display screen, and a set of sensors that are arranged relative to the display screen to detect user contact with a surface of the display screen;
a memory resource to store sensor configuration data for the set of sensors of the display assembly, including (i) a default set of configuration data that associates a first set of touch inputs with a first set of operations, and (ii) an alternative set of configuration data that associates a second set of touch inputs with the first set of operations, wherein the default set of configuration data provides for individual or collective sensor sensitivity that is more sensitive than that of the alternative set of configuration data;
a processor that operates to:
execute an e-reading component to render an e-book;
when operated in a default mode, use the default set of configuration data to perform the first set of operations in response to the first set of touch inputs on the display screen, wherein the first set of touch inputs includes touch inputs in which a finger or object is moved while in continuous contact with a region of the display screen;
when operated in a meta guiding mode, use the alternative set of configuration data to perform the first set of operations in response to the second set of touch inputs while ignoring the first set of touch inputs including any inputs that correspond to a simultaneous continuous contact and movement of the finger or object on the display screen; and
when operated in the meta guiding mode, in response to receiving one of the second set of touch inputs, generate a virtual tracker on the display screen that is configured to simulate a response to one of the first set of touch inputs including the simultaneous continuous contact and movement of the finger or object on the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,144,512

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND EXECUTABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING PASSENGER SERVICES

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A system for controlling passenger services, comprising:a passenger sensor adapted to sense a presence of a passenger in a seat and generate a first signal representative of the presence of the passenger in the seat;
a hand sensor adapted to sense at least one of a position of at least one hand of the passenger, a configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger and a direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger and generate a second signal representative of the at least one of the position of the at least one hand of the passenger, the configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger and the direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger;
a first light source disposed at a first predetermined location with respect to the seat;
a second light source disposed at a second predetermined location with respect to the seat;
a controller operatively connected to the passenger sensor and the hand sensor to receive the first signal and the second signal therefrom,
the controller being adapted to generate, in response to the first signal and the second signal, a control signal to be received by the first light source where the control signal controls at least one parameter associated with light generated by the first light source,
wherein the control signal is received by the second light source and controls at least one parameter associated with light generated by the second light source and wherein the control signal provides proportional control over the first light source and the second light source to adjust the first light source and the second light source in a proportional relationship to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,149,418

PROTECTIVE SLEEVE WITH BONDED WIRE FILAMENTS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a fabric sleeve for protecting elongate members against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD, comprising:forming a wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends by interlacing a plurality of filaments with one another and providing at least one of the filaments as a continuous strand of conductive wire, providing at least one of the filaments as a heat-settable nonconductive filament, and providing at least one of the filaments as a heat-fusible nonconductive filament;
at least partially embedding said at least one continuous strand of conductive wire in said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament;
curling the wall to bring opposite edges of the wall into overlapping relation with one another; and
applying heat to the wall to heat-set said at least one heat-settable nonconductive filament without causing said heat-settable nonconductive filament to melt and to simultaneously melt said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament to fix said at least one continuous strand of conductive wire against relative movement with said at least one heat fusible nonconductive filament.

US Pat. No. 10,149,352

MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A microwave oven, comprising:an outer housing defining an accommodating chamber therein and having a first cooling air inlet and a first cooling air outlet therein;
an inner housing disposed within the accommodating chamber and defining a heating chamber therein, the heating chamber having a second cooling air inlet and a second cooling air outlet communicated with the first cooling air outlet, the second cooling air inlet and the second cooling air outlet being formed in the top wall of the heating chamber, a cooling air passage being defined between an upper surface of the inner housing and a top wall of the accommodating chamber and communicated with the second cooling air inlet;
a cooling fan having an air inlet communicated with the first cooling air inlet via an air inlet passage and an air outlet communicated with the cooling air passage, and the cooling fan being positioned between the upper surface of the inner housing and the top wall of the accommodating chamber; and
an electrical component disposed within the cooling air passage,
wherein the air inlet passage includes an air inlet section extended in a front-rear direction and a receiving section extended in a left-right direction, a front end of the air inlet section is communicated with the first cooling air inlet and a rear end of the air inlet section is communicated with a right end of the receiving section, and the cooling fan is disposed within the receiving section which is communicated with the cooling air passage,
wherein the microwave oven further comprises:
a side plate disposed on the upper surface of the inner housing and defining an accommodating space with a front wall of the accommodating chamber, the first cooling air inlet and outlet being formed in the front wall of the accommodating chamber;
a first plate disposed within the accommodating space and defining an air outlet passage with the side plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber, the first cooling air outlet and the second cooling air outlet being communicated with each other via the air outlet passage; and
a second plate disposed within the accommodating space, the second plate defining one of the cooling air passage and the air inlet passage with the first plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber, and the second plate defining the other of the cooling air passage and the air inlet passage with the side plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,149,172

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK PLANNING IN FIXED WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORKS

BLiNQ Wireless Inc., Kan...

1. A method for network planning in a fixed wireless backhaul network comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein each node comprises at least one hub module (HM) at each macro-cell site, and each hub module serves a set of remote backhaul modules (RBMs) through hub-RBM radio links, each RBM being located at a small cell (SC) site, and wherein the method comprises terrain pathloss (PL) prediction comprising steps of:providing a reference set of use cases, each use case comprising a channel model for one of a plurality of deployment scenarios for downtown, urban and suburban use cases;
obtaining user input parameters relating to an actual deployment scenario to be planned;
finding a correlation between said user input parameters and parameters of one or more of the use cases of the reference set of use cases;
based on said correlation, selecting a most appropriate one of the reference set of use cases, and obtaining therefrom further parameters for the respective channel model for the selected use case;
obtaining user inputs comprising HM and RBM locations, an elevation map and clutter height map;
performing a link type determination to identify Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) link types for each feasible HM-RBM link;
calculating a terrain PL for each HM-RBM link based on the further parameters for the respective channel model for the selected use case and the link type determination,
wherein the terrain PL for each HM-RBM link comprises a predicted PL based on the respective channel model and link type determination; the method further comprising performing RBM to HM site association, using inputs comprising said terrain PL for each HM-RBM link, evaluating a predicted performance metric for each HM-RBM link, and updating the RBM to HM site association until a target performance metric is met for each HM-RBM link.

US Pat. No. 10,149,353

MICROWAVE OVEN

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A microwave oven comprising an oven muffle, a high-frequency oscillator for generating microwaves propagating within the oven muffle, an opening within a muffle wall of the oven muffle for passing a rotatable shaft of a motor through the muffle wall, and means for suppressing microwave leakage through said opening, wherein the means for suppressing microwave leakage are arranged at a distance to the muffle wall by means of a motor mounting element bearing the motor, wherein there is no direct physical contact between the muffle wall and the suppression means,wherein the motor mounting element comprises a middle portion configured to receive the motor and to be disposed at a distance from an outer surface of the muffle wall and a pair of interconnecting portions spaced apart from each other and extending laterally from the middle portion for connecting the motor mounting element with the oven muffle,
wherein the pair of interconnecting portions create a gap between the middle portion of the motor mounting element and the muffle wall.

US Pat. No. 10,148,798

PHY/MAC INTERFACE (PMI) FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
a processor, the processor and the communication interface configured to:
receive, from a first other communication device, a media access control (MAC) message for a second other communication device, wherein the MAC message is based on a physical layer (PHY)/MAC interface (PMI) protocol;
generate, based on the MAC message, a physical layer (PHY) message for the second other communication device, wherein the PHY message is based on the PMI protocol; and
transmit the PHY message to the second other communication device for use by the second other communication device to configure at least one PHY operational parameter within the second other communication device, wherein the second other communication device is located remotely with respect to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,147,959

METHOD FOR GENERATING INJECTION CURRENT FOR FUEL CELL STACK AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.,...

1. An apparatus for generating an alternating current for a fuel cell stack in which the fuel cell stack supplies an electrical power required for driving a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a first converter configured to convert direct current of a voltage corresponding to a high voltage battery, into direct current of a predetermined voltage, wherein the voltage of the high voltage battery is higher or lower than a voltage of the fuel cell stack, wherein the high voltage battery is configured to be boosted with tens of volts when boosting the direct current of the voltage corresponding to the high voltage battery;
a second converter configured to convert the direct current output from the first converter into alternating current;
a filter configured to filter a signal of a predetermined frequency band from the alternating current output from the second converter to generate a filtered alternating current; and
a control unit configured to perform feedback control to allow the filtered alternating current output from the filter to be injected into the fuel cell stack without being distorted,
wherein the high voltage battery retains a power-on state regardless of whether the vehicle is an on slate or an off state so that the high voltage battery provides the direct current of the voltage for generating the filtered alternating current before the fuel cell stack supplies the electrical power required for driving the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,146,889

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING CABLING IN A CLUSTER

BULL SAS, Les Clayes Sou...

1. A method implemented by at least one processor and a non-transitory, computer readable medium for cabling management in a cluster comprising at least two computer racks, each rack comprising at least one component device, each component device comprising at least one connector, the method comprising:determining, by the at least one processor, at least one external logical link between at least first and second connectors of at least first and second racks, respectively, of the cluster;
generating, by the at least one processor, a list of logical interconnections forming the at least one external logical link;
identifying, by the at least one processor, locations of the first and second connectors in a frame of reference that accounts for relative positions of the first and second connectors with respect to the first and second racks to which the first and second connectors belong, respectively, and that accounts for locations of the first and second racks, the locations of the first and second connectors being based at least in part on a type of the respective component device to which each of the first and second connectors belongs;
obtaining at least one routing rule from at least one file;
determining, by the at least one processor, at least one cable path linking at least the first and second connectors according to the list of logical interconnections and the at least one routing rule, wherein the at least one routing rule determines one or more constraints for at least one cable passage along the at least one cable path, and wherein the constraints specify (i) a number of cables to use in the at least one cable passage or (ii) the at least one cable path in relation to the first and/or second rack(s) according to a type of the rack(s) or both;
creating, by the at least one processor, a list of physical interconnections comprising the at least one cable path, wherein the list of physical interconnections comprises a length of a cable routed along the determined cable path that connects the first and second connectors, the length being based at least in part on the locations of the first and second connectors; and
using, by a user, the list of physical interconnections to install at least the cable in the cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,145,743

SUPERCONDUCTING THERMAL DETECTOR (BOLOMETER) OF TERAHERTZ (SUB-MILLIMETER WAVE) RADIATION

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A superconducting thermal detector comprising:a. an absorbing element for absorbing electromagnetic radiation,
b. a membrane on a silicon substrate,
c. a superconducting inductive element thermally isolated from the substrate and in thermal contact with the absorbing element, and
d. a read-out circuit for indicating the absorbed electromagnetic radiation,
e. wherein the superconducting inductive element is thermally isolated from the substrate by insulator layer micro-suspensions,
f. wherein the superconducting inductive element is electrically connected to a capacitor in order to form a resonator circuit, and
g. wherein the read-out circuit is implemented by sensing the change in amplitude and/or phase of the resonator circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,414

DEVICE SLED INTERFERENCE SHIELD

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A device sled, comprising:a sled chassis having a bottom wall and first and second opposed sidewalls;
a shield support bracket coupled to the first sidewall; and
an interference shield removably coupled to the shield support bracket and the second sidewall, the interference shield comprising:
an electrically conductive shield panel;
first and second opposed side flanges extending from the shield panel; and
a latch coupled to the first side flange and positioned to engage the shield support bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,149,398

METHOD FOR IMPROVING FIRE PREVENTION PERFORMANCE OF VEHICLE-CARRIED DATA RECORDING DEVICE AND PROTECTION DEVICE THEREOF

DUVONN ELECTRONIC TECHNOL...

1. A method for improving fire prevention performance of a vehicle-carried data recording device, comprising:mounting the vehicle-carried data recording device in a water-proof shell in a sealing manner;
mounting the water-proof shell, to which a shock pad is attached, in a mounting space enclosed by an upper constant-temperature water shell and a lower constant-temperature water shell;
injecting a liquid with a boiling point of 90°-140° C., a heat of vaporization of greater than 2000 kJ/kg and a specific heat capacity of greater than 3.5 kJ/kg° C. into the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell;
mounting a constant-temperature water shell composed of the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell in a fire-proof box; providing a heat dissipation port, configured to close automatically in case of fire and to dissipate heat of the constant-temperature water shell to one or more surfaces of the fire-proof box; and
packing the fire-proof box in a protective housing with heat dissipation holes to aid in preventing the data recording device from being damaged when the vehicle is damaged by the action of an external force, positions of the heat dissipation holes being opposite the heat dissipation port on the fire-proof box.

US Pat. No. 10,149,335

CONNECTIVITY MODULE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity module, comprising:a connectivity chip configured to implement a wireless network platform;
one or more standard peripheral interfaces configured to provide an interconnect between the connectivity chip and a host having at least one processor such that the IoT connectivity module appears to the host as a physically attached peripheral device; and
a device-to-device (D2D) application configured to:
implement a command protocol and one or more communication services associated with a proximal D2D communication framework, wherein the command protocol and the one or more communication services enable direct D2D communication over a proximity-based distributed bus; and
expose the command protocol associated with the proximal D2D communication framework via the one or more standard peripheral interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,149,271

METHOD OF ENABLING A WIRELESS INFORMATION DEVICE TO ACCESS LOCATION DATA

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a plurality of components;
a plurality of location finding systems operating according to different location technologies from one another;
at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is programmed to cause the apparatus to at least:
select a first location finding system from the plurality of location finding systems, based on one or more parameters defined by an authorized first one of the plurality of components running on the apparatus, the parameters comprising one or more of accuracy, power consumption, and security;
select a second location finding system, from the plurality of location finding systems running on the apparatus, based on one or more parameters defined by an authorized second one of the plurality of components running on the apparatus, the parameters comprising one or more of accuracy, power consumption, and security;
send location data from the first location finding system to the first authorized component and from the second location finding system to the second authorized component; and
transmit the location data sent to the first authorized component to a device different from the apparatus and that does not have its own location finding system;
wherein each of the first and second authorized components is a client application.

US Pat. No. 10,148,759

PRESENCE-BASED NETWORK AUTHENTICATION

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of authenticating an electronic device with a wireless network the method comprising:detecting, by an authentication server, a registration request, the registration request being automatically transmitted by the electronic device in response to the electronic device detecting the presence of the wireless network;
in response to detecting the registration request, transmitting, via the wireless network, a challenge, the challenge including (i) an indication of an expected sequence of symbols and (ii) an indication of a first feature of the wireless network;
detecting, at the authentication server, a response to the challenge, the response including user input received by the electronic device;
determining, by the authentication server, that the user input matches the expected sequence of symbols;
in response to the user input matching the expected sequence of symbols, causing, by the authentication server, the electronic device to be authorized to utilize the first feature of the wireless network; and
subsequent to the electronic device being authorized to utilize the first feature of the wireless network:
associating, by the authentication server, a plurality of additional network features of the wireless network with respective sequences of symbols,
transmitting, to the electronic device, a secondary challenge, the secondary challenge including an indication of the plurality of additional network features and the respective sequences of symbols,
detecting, at the authentication server, a response to the secondary challenge, the response including an indication of a second set of user input,
determining, by the authentication server, that the second set of user input matches one or more of the respective sequences of symbols, and
causing, by the authentication server, the electronic device to be authorized to utilize one or more network features corresponding to the one or more sequences of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,148,324

POSITIONAL TRACKING ASSISTED BEAM FORMING IN WIRELESS VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a positional tracking system having built-in sensors, the positional tracking system configured to:
track, over a time period using the built-in sensors, a position of a head-mounted display (HMD) relative to the apparatus that wirelessly communicates with the HMD, and
generate positional information describing the tracked position of the HMD over the time period relative to the apparatus;
a beam controller configured to:
determine a change in the position of the HMD relative to the apparatus based on the positional information over the time period,
determine a directional beam of a plurality of directional beams of the HMD, based in part on the determined change, and
generate communication instructions identifying the determined directional beam; and
a transceiver configured to:
communicate directly with the HMD via a wireless channel, and
transmit the communication instructions to the HMD instructing the HMD to adjust a direction of wireless communication with the apparatus to the determined directional beam.

US Pat. No. 10,148,051

MODULAR ELECTRONIC STRUCTURES

University of Southampton...

1. A modular structural member comprising:at least two connection portions, and a structural portion, the connection portions arranged to provide electrical and mechanical connection to other structural members,
wherein electronic componentry is provided on the structural portion, and the connection portions are arranged to receive a fastener, for connecting multiple connection portions together, each of the connection portions defining a substantially planar contour having first and second sets of electrical contacts exposed on opposing planar sides thereof, and
wherein a plurality of the structural members are arranged to be connected together to form a structure, with respective ones of the connection portions thereof stacked one over a top of the other and concentrically clamped together by a fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,147,918

RETARDING MECHANISM

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A powered appliance comprising: a handle comprising an upper part and a lower part, the lower part comprising a battery shell with one or more engagement members wherein each of said one or more engagement members comprise one or more engagement springs, the upper part comprising a battery carrier having one or more engagement structures, said engagement structures comprising one or more protrusions, one or more recesses, or any combination thereof, wherein said one or more engagement members is engaged with said engagement structures, such that the battery shell is retarded when detached from the upper part of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,147,563

ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER ACCORDING TO THE REACTOR SWITCHING PRINCIPLE

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. In an on-load tap changer according to the reactor switching principle for uninterrupted load switching of a phase between different winding taps of a tapped transformer, the improvement comprising:a choke constructed as an inductive switching inductance for the phase, mounted on the on-load tap changer, and connected to and having the same voltage potential relative to ground as the on-load tap changer, the on-load tap changer being either a load selector or the combination of a tap selector with a load-changeover switch.

US Pat. No. 10,143,979

DEVICE FOR MIXING AND STORING POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE BONE CEMENT WITH PRESSURE PUMP AND AMPOULE BREAKER

HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH, We...

1. A device for mixing bone cement and for storing the parent components of the bone cement, wherein at least a monomer liquid and a cement powder are parent components of the bone cement, the device comprising:a cartridge comprising an interior for mixing the bone cement, wherein the interior is closed on one side by a movable delivery plunger;
a receptacle comprising side walls for receiving a monomer liquid container, which side walls are closed at least in some regions, wherein the receptacle has at least one deformable closed side wall;
at least one selected from a screen and a filter which is or are arranged below the receptacle so that the contents of the opened monomer liquid container flow through the at least one selected from the screen and the filter;
a connecting line through which the monomer liquid is to be routed into the interior of the cartridge;
a hollow cylinder connected to the connecting line and which is connected to the receptacle by way of a fluid connection so that the hollow cylinder is arranged in a fluid line between the receptacle and the interior of the cartridge, wherein a pump plunger is arranged in the hollow cylinder, which is axially displaceable in the hollow cylinder; and
an opening device movably mounted against the deformable side wall of the receptacle, wherein the opening device extends into the hollow cylinder, wherein, by pressing the pump plunger into the hollow cylinder, the opening device is to be pressed against the deformable side wall of the receptacle so that the deformable side wall deforms in such a way that a monomer liquid container located in the receptacle is to be opened by the pressure of the opening device.

US Pat. No. 10,143,396

APPARATUS FOR USE FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON AT LEAST ONE MUSCLE IN A PATIENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON...

1. An apparatus for providing information on at least one muscle in a patient, which apparatus comprises:(i) a signal generator configured to provide measurement-enabling signals for the at least one muscle;
(ii) first contact electrodes configured to enable the measurement-enabling signals from the signal generator to be received by the patient;
(iii) a measurement sub-system configured to measure a parameter of the at least one muscle, the parameter being affected by the measurement-enabling signals, and the parameter relating to at least one electrical property that is indicative of changes solely in muscle impedance caused by movement of the at least one muscle; and
(iv) a garment which is for being worn over the at least one muscle in the patient and which garment comprises an array of separate electrically conducting areas that conduct transversely through the garment, each of the separate electrically conducting areas being separated by non-electrically conducting areas or by lower electrically conducting areas,
(v) wherein the first contact electrodes are securely positionable on the garment at a predetermined precise position for obtaining the measured parameter and with the first contact electrodes being in contact with the separate electrically conducting areas in the garment that are over the predetermined position.
US Pat. No. 10,144,149

STIFF MYCELIUM BOUND PART AND METHOD OF PRODUCING STIFF MYCELIUM BOUND PARTS

Ecovative Design LLC, Gr...

1. A self-supporting composite body comprising a substrate of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells extending through and around the discrete particles and bonding the discrete particles together, said composite body being characterized in being stiff, in having a density of greater than 18 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) and in having a modulus of elasticity of at least 6640 psi and a flexural strength of at least 172 psi.
US Pat. No. 10,144,784

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST ANTITHROMBIN BETA

BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC, Wh...

1. A method for treating coagulopathy comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a monoclonal antibody capable of binding the antithrombin (?) heparin complex (AT?H), wherein:the heavy chain of said antibody comprises: a CDR1 sequence of amino acids 31 to 35 (AYRMG) of SEQ ID NO: 2, a CDR2 sequence of amino acids 50 to 66 (RIYSSGGRTRYADSVKG) of SEQ ID NO: 2, and a CDR3 sequence of amino acids 97 to 114 (AREKASDLSGSFSEALDY) of SEQ ID NO: 2; and
the light chain of said antibody comprises: a CDR1 sequence of amino acids 24 to 34 (QGDSLRSYYAS) of SEQ ID NO: 1, a CDR2 sequence of amino acids 50 to 56 (GKNNRPS) of SEQ ID NO: 1; and a CDR3 sequence of amino acids 89 to 99 (NSRDSSGNHLV) of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 10,149,208

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A MOBILE STATION CELL CHANGE OPERATION IN THE GENERAL PACKET RADIO SYSTEM (GPRS)

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile station, a packet cell change order message;
at a first protocol layer in a mobile station, responsive to receiving the packet cell change order message, composing a cell change packet data unit (PDU) for transmission to a network element, the cell change PDU indicating a cell change of the mobile station; and
at a second protocol layer in the mobile station, responsive to receiving the cell change PDU and to a head data packet in a transmit queue being a Logical Link Control acknowledgement (LLC ACK) PDU, transmitting the LLC ACK PDU to the network element and discarding the cell change PDU.

US Pat. No. 10,148,773

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION SERVICES

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A user device for providing location services, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors that execute the stored instructions to perform operations comprising:
intermittently determining a user location and transmitting the user location in a beacon request to a beacon registry through an application programming interface;
receiving beacon information from the beacon registry, the beacon information including connection information for a beacon selected by the beacon registry from a plurality of beacons based at least in part on confidence ratings of the plurality of beacons;
registering the selected beacon using the connection information;
receiving an indication from the registered beacon; and
providing a user message to a second user device, wherein the user message comprises communication information for the registered beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,148,622

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING NETWORK DEVICES BY A FIREWALL

CRYPTZONE NORTH AMERICA, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computer system implementing a gateway to a private network, a request from a client device for a network tunnel between the client device and a network device in the private network;
sharing, by the computer system, a signature key between the gateway and an authentication server;
authenticating the client device by the computer system by at least verifying a digital signature via the signature key;
receiving, from the authentication server in communication with the computer system, a client access list that includes a list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with;
verifying, by the computer system, that the network device in the private network is part of the list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with; and
establishing, by the computer system, the network tunnel between the client device and the network device in the private network through the gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,148,125

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL LOAD CONTROL NETWORK

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for controlling the application of electrical line power to a plurality of electrical loads comprising:a line power network operatively connected to the plurality of electrical loads;
a low voltage power and communication network separate from the line power network;
one or more load control devices operatively connected to the low voltage power and communication network, each load control device transmitting one or more identification signals and one or more control signals through the low voltage power and communication network, for indirectly controlling the application of electrical power to one or more of the plurality of electrical loads;
at least one controller device operatively connected to the one or more load control devices through the low voltage power and communication network, said at least one controller device having a configuration means and providing electrical power to the low voltage power and communication network;
processing means in each of the at least one controller devices, said processing means for receiving and processing identification signals from each of the one or more load control devices and each of the one of more controller devices and the plurality of loads and using the configuration means to generate a plurality of configuration signals upon initial application of electrical power to the system, the processing means transmitting the plurality of configuration signals to the one or more load control devices and the one of more controller devices, the processing means further for receiving and processing one or more control signals from the one or more load control devices and directly controlling the application of electrical power to one or more of the plurality of electrical loads according to the one or more control signals and the plurality of configuration signals.

US Pat. No. 10,144,872

FLAME RETARDANT ADDITIVE COMPOSITION COMPRISING CYCLIC PHOSPHONATE BLEND AND BIS-PHOSPHATE ESTER, AND POLYURETHANE FOAM CONTAINING THE SAME

ICL-IP America Inc., Tar...

1. A polyurethane foam comprising a flame retardant additive composition which comprises:(a) a cyclic phosphonate mixture of (i) (5-ethyl-2-methyl-2-oxido-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinan-5-yl)methyl methyl ester of P-methylphosphonic acid and (ii) bis[(5-ethyl-2-methyl-2-oxido-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinan-5-yl)methyl]ester of P-methyl phosphonic acid; and,
(b) an aryl bisphosphate ester of the general formula (I):

 and wherein the cyclic phosphonate mixture contains (i) in an amount of from about 60 weight percent to about 90 weight percent and (ii) in an amount of from about 10 weight percent to about 40 weight percent based on the total weight of cyclic phosphonate mixture (a) and
wherein cyclic phosphonate mixture (a) is present in an amount of from about 10 weight percent to about 40 weight percent and aryl bisphosphate ester (b) is present in an amount of from about 60 weight percent to about 90 weight percent, said weight percents being based on the total weight of the flame retardant additive composition, and
wherein the flame retardant additive composition is present in an amount of from about 1 weight percent to about 20 weight percent based on the total weight of the polyurethane foam.

US Pat. No. 10,143,933

ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

8. A robot comprising:a body comprising a torso and an arm rotatably connected to the torso, the arm comprising a hand;
a fake gun magnetically and detachably connected to the body, wherein the arm and the fake gun are configured in such a way that the fake gun connected to the body is magnetically and detachably connected to the hand when the arm is rotated to a predetermined position, and the hand drives the fake gun to become disengaged from the body and move together with the hand;
wherein the fake gun comprises a barrel, a grip and two connection members that are respectively attractable to the body and the hand, the barrel comprises a main body, a first decoration plate and a second decoration plate, the first decoration plate and the second decoration plate are arranged at opposite sides of the main body, and one of the connection members is arranged at the first decoration plate; the grip comprises a main part, a first decoration panel and a second decoration panel, the first decoration panel and the second decoration panel are arranged at opposite sides of the main part, and the other one of the connection members is arranged at the second decoration panel; the main part of the grip is connected to or integrally formed with one end of the main body of the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,149,420

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method in a plurality of component mounting apparatuses that mounts components onto a board using a plurality of pieces of production data linked to component data, the method comprising:changing the component data in order to suppress an operational error with respect to a component type;
executing, after changing the component data, a simulation of a production cycle time based on a changed production data; and
comparing a simulation result of the production cycle time after change of the component data with a production cycle time or a simulation result of the production cycle time before change of the component data, and outputting a comparison result regarding a bottleneck stage that has a longest production cycle time among the plurality of component mounting apparatuses,
wherein the component data includes at least one of a component shape, component size, a number of leads, lead width, lead length, and a mounting operation condition information.

US Pat. No. 10,149,415

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION SHIELDING ENHANCEMENT FOR EXPANSION CARD ENCLOSURES

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A system, comprising:a conductive column that forms a first longitudinal side of an opening in a device housing card enclosure; and
a planar spring contact electrically coupled to the conductive column and that facilitates electrical contact between the conductive column and a first longitudinal side edge of a backplate surface panel of a backplate of an expansion card when the expansion card is inserted in the device housing card enclosure, wherein the planar spring contact deforms to force a second longitudinal side edge of the backplate surface panel in a first planar direction, relative to a plane of the backplate surface panel of the backplate, into an opposing shielding conductor that opposes the second longitudinal side edge of the backplate surface panel.

US Pat. No. 10,149,413

INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR GATE DRIVERS AND POWER COMPONENTS

1. An integrated thermal management assembly for power conversion devices having a driver board and a power board, comprising:a double-sided cooler having a first layer that includes a first coolant channel that is positioned between an inner surface of the power board and an inner surface of the driver board, the first coolant channel extending an entire length of at least one of the driver board or the power board;
a coolant that flows within the first coolant channel and that is configured to dissipate heat projected through the double-sided cooler; and
a thermal interface material that is positioned between a surface of the power board and a surface of the first layer and provides a heat path for heat generated within the power board to travel to the coolant that flows within the first coolant channel.

US Pat. No. 10,148,549

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTER NETWORK BASED ON COMPONENT CONNECTIONS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for identifying components of a computer network based on connections between the components, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
perform a first discovery operation to identify respective attributes of a first set of components, wherein the computer network includes the first set of components and a second set of components having respective attributes not identifiable by the first discovery operation; and
perform a second discovery operation comprising instructions to:
send probes configured to collect network flow data indicative of network flows between components of the first set of components and the second set of components of the computer network; and
using the collected network flow data:
identify connections between ones of the first set of components and ones of the second set of components,
determine sequences of the identified connections, and
infer respective attributes of at least some of the second set of components based on the determined sequences of the identified connections.

US Pat. No. 10,148,466

BROAD BAND AND NARROW BAND FREQUENCY RESPONSE EQUALIZATION

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A distributed antenna system (DAS) comprising:at least one radio interface module (RIM) associated with a remote unit (RU), the radio interface module (RIM) and the remote unit (RU) configured for transmitting and receiving at least one narrow band of frequencies within a broad band channel over a signal path;
a signal generator associated with a signal path between the radio interface module (RIM) and the remote unit (RU), the signal generator configured for generating a test signal;
a master controller configured to generate the test signal; and
an equalizer for adjusting a gain setting for the signal path according to the at least one narrow band of frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,147,895

CURABLE POLYMERIC MATERIALS AND THEIR USE FOR FABRICATING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Flexterra, Inc., Skokie,...

1. An electronic device comprising a transistor component having a semiconductor layer comprising a semiconducting electronic material, a dielectric layer comprising an insulating electronic material, and source, drain, and gate electrodes each comprising a conducting electronic material, wherein the transistor component comprises:an organic material comprising a linear polymer having a repeating unit of formula (A):
wherein:X and Y independently are selected from the group consisting of CH2, CHR, CR2, C(O), SiH2, SiHR, SiR2, NH, NR, O, and S, whereinR is selected from the group consisting of a halogen, —ORa, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NRbRc, —C(O)NRbRc, —OC(O)NRbRc, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C1-10 haloalkyl group, and an optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl group,
Ra is a C1-10 alkyl group or a —Si(C1-10 alkyl)3 group, and
Rb and Rc independently are H or a C1-10 alkyl group;W—Z is CH?CH orR1, R2, R3, and R4 independently are selected from the group consisting of H, —ORd, —C(O)ORd, —OC(O)ORd, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C1-10 haloalkyl group, and L-Q, whereinL is selected from the group consisting of —O—, —C(O), a divalent C1-10 alkyl group, a divalent C6-18 aryl group, a covalent bond, and combinations thereof,
Q is a crosslinkable group comprising, a —CH?CH2 moiety, a —CH?CH—CH3 moiety, a —CH?C(CH3)2 moiety, a —C(CH3)?CH2 moiety, an ethynyl moiety, a dienyl moiety, an acrylate moiety, a coumarinyl moiety, an epoxy moiety, or a combination thereof, and
Rd is H or a C1-10 alkyl group,provided that at least one of R1, R2, R3, and R4 is L-Q; andm is 0, 1 or 2;wherein either the dielectric layer comprises the organic material as the insulating electronic material or the organic material is in contact with at least one of the semiconducting electronic material, the insulating electronic material, and the conducting electronic material.

US Pat. No. 10,147,559

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING AT LEAST TWO ADJACENT STRANDS OF MATERIAL AND SYSTEM INCLUDING SUCH A DEVICE

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. A device for separating at least two strands of material created by longitudinally cutting a continuously moving strip of material, wherein the device comprises:upstream guiding means of the two strands of material, guiding them along one and the same direction, known as the main direction,
a spacer to space the strands of material along a direction extending in the moving plane of the strands of material, the spacer including guiding means configured to guide the strands of material along two separate and divergent directions,
downstream guiding means of the two separated strands of material, guiding them along one and the same direction,
the upstream guiding means and the spacer being positioned so that the moving plane of the strands of material in the spacer forms a nonzero angle with the moving plane of the strands of material between the upstream guiding means and the spacer,
the spacer and the downstream guiding means being positioned so that the moving plane of the strands of material in the spacer forms a non-zero angle with the moving plane of the strands of material between the spacer and the downstream guiding means,
wherein the spacer comprises at least two adjacent support parts, each support part including at least two successive guiding cylinders with parallel axes rotationally movable about their axes, to separately guide one of the strands of material;
the axes of rotation of the two guiding cylinders belonging to two separate support parts forming a non-zero angle between them;
wherein at least two adjacent guiding cylinders belonging to separate support parts are in contact at one of their ends.

US Pat. No. 10,147,508

REACTOR PRESSURE VESSEL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A FLOW BARRIER STRUCTURE

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A reactor pressure vessel assembly, comprising:a reactor core;
steam separators over the reactor core;
a chimney between the reactor core and the steam separators, an inner surface of the chimney and an inner surface of the reactor core defining a conduit for transport of a gas-liquid two phase flow stream from the reactor core through the chimney to the steam separators;
a housing surrounding the reactor core, the chimney, and the steam separators,
the housing defining at least one feedwater opening,
an inner surface of the housing, an outer surface of the chimney, and an outer surface of the reactor core defining an annulus in fluid communication with the at least one feedwater opening and the conduit;
at least one feedwater sparger in the housing, each feedwater sparger being connected to a corresponding one of the at least one feedwater opening, each feedwater sparger being configured to deliver a sub-cooled feedwater into the annulus; and
a flow barrier structure in the housing, the flow barrier structure being over the chimney and below the steam separators, the flow barrier structure being spaced apart from the chimney and the steam separators in a vertical direction, the flow barrier structure being configured to force mixing between the sub-cooled feedwater and a downcomer fluid from the steam separators, and at least one of the steam separators being directly vertically over a portion of the flow barrier structure in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,146,356

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING STATE OF TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH SCREEN, AND PORTABLE TOUCH TERMINAL

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A method for controlling a state of a touch screen, wherein the touch screen comprises a touch sensor and the touch sensor comprises multiple touch nodes, the control method comprising the following steps:detecting capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes and determining whether the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in a preset particular region on the touch sensor all increase or all decrease within a preset time length; wherein the preset particular region comprises a first region and a second region, the second region is different from the first region;
detecting whether the changes in the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in the first region are greater than the changes in the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in the second region when the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in the preset particular region on the touch sensor all increase or all decrease within the preset time length;
when the changes in the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in the first region are greater than the changes in the detected capacitance values of the multiple touch nodes in the second region, obtaining a quantity of touch nodes whose change in the detected capacitance value is greater than a preset detected capacitance threshold value; and
when the obtained quantity of touch nodes is greater than a preset quantity of touch nodes, controlling the touch screen to perform a state switching.

US Pat. No. 10,146,245

I-V CONVERTING MODULE

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. An I-V (current to voltage) converting module, comprising: a current output sensor, an I-V transforming circuit, a sampling and holding circuit, a source follower, a loop switch, and a bypass circuit;wherein a drain of the source follower is connected to an input/output end of the sampling and holding circuit, a source of the source follower is connected to an input end of the I-V transforming circuit and an output end of the current output sensor, and a gate of the source follower is connected to an output end of the I-V transforming circuit via the loop switch; and
wherein the gate of the source follower is further connected to the bypass circuit;
wherein when the loop switch is closed and the bypass circuit is disabled, a feedback loop formed by the source follower, the I-V transforming circuit and the loop switch is conducted, and the I-V converting module enters into a sampling setup stage; and
wherein when the loop switch is disconnected and the bypass circuit is enabled, the feedback loop is bypassed, and the I-V converting module enters into an I-V converting stage.

US Pat. No. 10,145,896

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, PERFORMANCE BINNING SYSTEM AND METHOD, VOLTAGE AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION SYSTEM

GLOBAL UNICHIP CORPORATIO...

1. A voltage automatic calibration system comprising:an integrated circuit, comprising a plurality of HPM(s) (hardware performance monitor), a storage unit configured to store a plurality of coefficients of a polynomial that defines a performance function of the integrated circuit, and a built-in self-test (BIST) module, wherein each HPM is configured to generate a value for generating a performance of the integrated circuit, each term of the polynomial comprises a corresponding one of the plurality of coefficients and an exponent of the value generated by a corresponding one of the plurality of HPM(s), the built-in self-test (BIST) module is electrically coupled to the storage unit and is configured to determine the performance of the integrated circuit by obtaining a value of the performance function of the integrated circuit according to the values of the HPM(s) and the plurality of coefficients in the storage unit;
a power management module configured to generate a driving voltage to drive the integrated circuit according to a control signal; and
a voltage adjustment module electrically coupled between the BIST module and the power management module, and the voltage adjustment module configured to generate the control signal by comparing the value of the performance function of the integrated circuit and a target value,
wherein the integrated circuit is further configured to build a performance table, and the performance comprises information of the performance of the integrated circuit under different driving voltages,
wherein the storage unit is implemented with at least one memory circuit, the BIST module is implemented with at least one first processing circuit, the power management module is implemented with a power management chip, and the voltage adjustment module is implemented with at least one second processing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,145,547

CABLE LIGHT

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A cable light comprising:a battery receptacle including a housing defining a battery port configured to receive and retain a removable power tool battery pack;
a first light module electrically coupled to the battery receptacle, the first light module including a housing supporting a lens, a heat sink positioned in the housing behind the lens, a light emitter mounted to the heat sink, and a hanger movably coupled to the housing, the light emitter configured to receive power from the removable power tool battery pack, the hanger configured to engage a fastener; and
a second light module electrically coupled to the battery receptacle via the first light module, the second light module including a housing supporting a lens, a heat sink positioned in the housing behind the lens, a light emitter mounted to the heat sink, and a hanger movably coupled to the housing, the light emitter configured to receive power from the removable power tool battery pack, the hanger configured to engage a fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,143,910

RIDER DETECTION SYSTEM

Future Motion, Inc., San...

8. An electric vehicle, comprising:a foot deck having first and second deck portions each configured to support a rider's foot;
at least one ground-contacting wheel configured to rotate about an axle to propel the electric vehicle;
at least one orientation sensor configured to measure an orientation of the foot deck;
a sensing region disposed in one of the deck portions, the sensing region including two sensor zones each having an associated active area configured to lie under a rider's heel and toe, respectively; and
an electric motor configured to cause rotation of the ground-contacting wheel based on the orientation of the foot deck and an output of the sensing region;
wherein the electric motor is configured to be activated in response to activation of both active areas, to halt in response to activation of exactly zero of the active areas, and to remain active in response to activation of one of the active areas.

US Pat. No. 10,148,342

RELAYING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RELAYING AUDIO SIGNAL

Icom Incorporated, Osaka...

1. A relaying device comprising:a wireless apparatus interface connected to a wireless relaying apparatus communicating with multiple wireless handsets, inputting a received signal from the wireless relaying apparatus, and outputting a sending signal to be sent to the multiple wireless handsets to the wireless relaying apparatus, the multiple wireless handsets transmitting an audio signal at a first frequency and receiving the audio signal at a second frequency, the wireless relaying apparatus transmitting the audio signal at the second frequency and receiving the audio signal at the first frequency;
a signal processing unit connected to the wireless apparatus interface;
a network interface connected to a network acting as a data communication network and sending or receiving packets to or from another network device connected to the network;
a packet processing unit connected to the network interface; and
a mixing unit provided between the signal processing unit and the packet processing unit, wherein
the signal processing unit outputs a received signal inputted from the wireless apparatus interface as an uplink audio signal,
the packet processing unit packetizes the uplink audio signal and outputs the uplink audio signal to the network interface,
the packet processing unit reads out an audio signal from packets inputted from the network interface and outputs the audio signal as a downlink audio signal,
when a callback function is on:
the mixing unit mixes the downlink audio signal and the uplink audio signal and inputs the mixed downlink audio signal and the mixed uplink audio signal to the signal processing unit, and
the signal processing unit outputs the mixed downlink audio signal and the mixed uplink audio signal inputted from the mixing unit to the wireless apparatus interface as a sending signal,
when the callback function is off,
the mixing unit inputs the downlink audio signal to the signal processing unit, and
the signal processing unit outputs the downlink audio signal inputted from the mixing unit to the wireless apparatus interface as the sending signal, and
the wireless relaying apparatus sends the sending signal to the multiple wireless handsets at the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,148,132

RETURN COUPLED WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. A system, comprising:an excitation source;
a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal elevated at a height over a lossy conducting medium and a feed network, the feed network being coupled between the excitation source and the charge terminal, the guided surface waveguide probe being configured to generate at least one resultant field that synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence of the lossy conducting medium; and
a conductor that extends a distance radially away from the guided surface waveguide probe across the lossy conducting medium.

US Pat. No. 10,143,916

FACILITATING USER VOTING FOR FUTURE GAME CONTENT IN AN ONLINE GAME

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system for gauging user interest in new content for an online game, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of an online game, and to use the instance of the online game to generate state information that is transmitted to client computing platforms associated with users over a network, the game state information facilitating presentation of views of the online game to the users via the client computing platforms, wherein execution of the instance of the online game further enables participation of the users with at least one of the online game or each other by performing operations in the game instance in response to commands received over the network from the client computing platforms associated with the users;
manage user accounts associated with individual users, the user accounts comprising user parameters related to the individual users such that the user accounts include a first user account associated with a first user and a second account associated with a second user, the first user account indicating a value of a user voting power parameter for the first user and the second user account indicating a second value of a second user voting power parameter for the second user;
effectuate presentation to the users of information related to multiple different sets of potential future game content for the online game, the sets of potential future game content including a first set of potential future game content and a second set of potential future game content;
receive at least one of entry or selection of user votes for individual ones of the sets of potential future game content, wherein a user vote by the first user costs the first user an amount of the user voting power parameter and wherein a second user vote by the second user costs the second user an amount of the second user voting power parameter, and wherein the first user vote is for the first set of potential future game content and the second user vote is for the second set of potential future game content; and
select the first set of potential future game content as a set of potential future game content to provide in the online game, wherein the first set of potential future game content is selected from the sets of potential future game content based on the received user votes;
determine rewards for distribution to a portion of the individual users that voted for the set of potential future game content selected based on the received user votes, wherein a first reward is determined to be at least a portion of the first set of potential future game content, wherein the first reward is further determined to be distributed to the portion of the individual users including the first user by virtue of the portion of the individual users voting for the first set of future potential game content and the first set of future potential game content being selected based on the received user votes; and
distribute the rewards by effectuating transmission of information indicating the first reward to the client computing platforms associated with the portion of the individual users including the first user, wherein the first reward is distributed to the first user by virtue of the first user voting for the first set of potential future game content but not to the second user by virtue of the second user not voting for the first set of future potential game content.

US Pat. No. 10,149,412

REFRIGERANT SUPPLY DEVICE, COOLING DEVICE, AND COOLING SYSTEM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD, Kana...

1. A refrigerant supply device for distributing, by force of gravity, liquid phase refrigerant to heat receivers disposed in a plurality of tiers, the device comprising:a first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to the heat receivers;
a second conduit provided in parallel with the first conduit;
a first aperture provided in the first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to one of the heat receivers;
a first blocking object provided below the first aperture for blocking the first conduit;
a first communication opening provided above the first aperture and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit;
a second communication opening provided below the first blocking object and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit; and
a second blocking object provided below the second communication opening for blocking the second conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,384

SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

CHUNGHWA PRECISION TEST T...

2. A method of manufacturing a support structure, located at a bottom of a ball grid array (BGA), comprising steps of:fabricating a plurality of first positioning pin holes on a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein a plurality of pads are arranged on the PCB;
arranging a plurality of second positioning pin holes on a substrate, wherein the plurality of second positioning pin holes correspond to the plurality of first positioning pin holes arranged on the PCB, respectively;
arranging a plurality of copper columns below the substrate at the bottom of the BGA, wherein the plurality of copper columns correspond to the plurality of pads, and a solder paste is coated on the pads to fix the plurality of copper columns;
arranging a support film comprising a plurality of support portions on the PCB, wherein the support portion is arranged between every two adjacent copper columns, and the length of each of the plurality of copper columns is smaller than the length of the support portion; and
assembling the support film on the PCB and a positioning component of the substrate by penetrating the first positioning pin hole and a positioning component of the second positioning pin hole corresponding to the first positioning pin hole.

US Pat. No. 10,149,358

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL ELEMENTS FOR ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

16. An illumination system comprising:first and second power conductors;
a plurality of light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string having a first end electrically coupled to the first power conductor and a second end electrically coupled to the second power conductor, wherein the power conductors supply power to the light-emitting strings; and
one or more programmable current control devices each configured to supply a desired output current level to one or more of the light-emitting strings,
wherein each programmable current control device comprises:
a first connection point for receiving information representative of the desired output current level,
a memory element for storing the information representative of the desired output current level received at the first connection point, wherein the memory element is nonvolatile, whereby the memory element retains the information without application of power to the memory element,
a second connection point and a third connection point electronically coupled to the one or more light-emitting strings, and
a control circuit configured to maintain an applied current that is ±10% of the desired output current level, between the second and third connection points, by (i) receiving a reference voltage representative of the desired output current level from the memory element, (ii) applying the applied current to the at least a portion of the illumination device via the second and third connection points, (iii) receiving a resulting feedback voltage from the at least a portion of the illumination device, (iv) adjusting the applied current to reduce a difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage, and (v) repeating steps (ii)-(iv), wherein the control circuit comprises an operational amplifier, a first transistor, and a second transistor, and wherein:
the operational amplifier has (i) a first input configured to receive the reference voltage, (ii) a second input configured to receive the feedback voltage, (iii) an output configured to output a signal representative of the difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage to a base of the first transistor, (iv) a first terminal for receiving input power, and (v) a second terminal electrically coupled to ground,
the first transistor is coupled to the output of the operational amplifier, and a collector of the first transistor drives a base of the second transistor, and
the first and second transistors are configured to receive the signal from the output of the operational amplifier and adjust the applied current to reduce the difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,149,351

DEVICE FOR GENERATING AN ALTERNATE RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD, CONTROL METHOD AND PLANT USING SUCH DEVICE

Officine di Cartigliano S...

1. A device for generating an alternating radio-frequency electromagnetic field in a working area (3), comprising:an applicator (2) having at least one pair of electrodes (26, 27) for emitting the electromagnetic field ranging from 5 MHz to 500 MHz in the working area (3);
an oscillator (4) for providing an alternate AC voltage (VRF) and an alternate current (IRF) each having a predetermined value and a predetermined frequency;
a power supply (5) for supplying a DC voltage (VCC) to said oscillator (4), said oscillator (4) comprising a triode (19) having a grid terminal (G), an anode (A), and a cathode (B); and
a control system (6) associated with said power supply (5) for controlling electrical parameters of one or more of said alternate AC voltage (VRF), alternate current (IRF), or frequency provided to said applicator (2) by said oscillator (4);
wherein said control system (6) comprises a programmable central control unit PLC (23), an input port (7) connected to an electric power network (N), a first electronic control circuit (8) which is connected to said input port (7) for instantaneously varying said electrical parameters and instantaneously controlling field emission power to said power supply (5) through an output port (9), a second electronic control circuit (10) for regulating operation of said oscillator (4) connected to the grid terminal (G) of said triode (19), wherein said first electronic control circuit (8) is an inverter (11) converting an electric power network voltage having a constant frequency and a constant RMS value, into an AC voltage (VINV) having a controlled RMS value or a controlled frequency,
wherein said second electronic control circuit (10) comprises a voltage divider (21) connected to said applicator (2) for drawing a predetermined voltage portion (VPAR) and a DC voltage adder circuit (22) past said voltage divider (21), said second electronic control circuit (10) being connected to the grid terminal (G) of said triode (19) for controlling grid voltage (VG) according to an instantaneous value of said AC voltage (VINV) at an output (14) of said inverter (11),
wherein said voltage divider (21) comprises an inductor (LAG) inserted between the anode (A) and the grid (G) of the triode (19) or an inductor (LGK) inserted between the cathode (K) and the grid (G) of the triode (19), and further comprises an inductor (LB) having a terminal (24) electrically connected to the grid terminal (G) for blocking the DC voltage, and
wherein said programmable central control unit PLC (23) controls at least an output voltage (VINV) of said inverter (11) and said second electronic control circuit (8) such to vary power emitted by the electromagnetic field and ensure a constant oscillation of said triode (19).

US Pat. No. 10,149,273

TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING POSITIONING MEASUREMENTS

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A method of operating a wireless terminal in communication with a radio access network over a radio interface comprising:while the wireless terminal is in a discontinuous reception (DRX) mode comprising idle periods, receiving a message from the radio access network indicating that measurements are to be performed by the wireless terminal on downlink signals transmitted from one or more cells of the radio access network or be performed by one or more cells of the radio access network on uplink signals transmitted by the wireless terminal; and
in response to receiving the message, shortening or eliminating at least one idle period of the DRX mode.

US Pat. No. 10,148,919

IMAGE SENSOR HAVING YELLOW FILTER UNITS

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a sensing layer for sensing a light beam, the sensing layer comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of sensing units, configured to generate intensity signals according to intensity of the light beam falling thereon, embedded in the substrate in an array; and
a passivation layer disposed on the substrate; and
a plurality of pixel groups disposed on the passivation layer, wherein each of the pixel groups comprises:
a yellow filter unit allowing a green light component and a red light component of the light beam to pass through,
a green filter unit allowing the green light component of the light beam to pass through; and
a blue filter unit allowing a blue light component of the light beam to pass through,
wherein each of the filter units is disposed over one of the plurality of sensing units; and
wherein the yellow filter unit is a high-pass filter allowing wavelengths of the light beam longer than a specific wavelength to pass through, and the specific wavelength is defined as a 50% transmittance wavelength in a range from about 470 nm to 540 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,148,027

STRUCTURE FOR CONNECTING BOARD AND CONNECTOR, BOARD, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING BOARD AND CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A structure comprising a board and a connector secured to an end portion of the board,the board comprising:
a first dielectric layer,
a signal pattern that is provided on the top face of the first dielectric layer,
a first ground layer that is provided under the first dielectric layer and forms part of a signal transmission circuit in conjunction with the signal pattern, and
an electroconductive end-face film formed on an end face of the end portion of the board in an area that is located directly under the signal pattern, a seen from a position opposite to said end face, and that is remote from the signal pattern and includes an end face of the first ground layer,
the connector comprising:
a center conductor,
an outer conductor provided on the exterior periphery of the center conductor, with an insulator interposed therebetween, and
securing portions that are provided on the outer conductor and secure said connector to the end portion of the board; and
when the connector is seemed to the end portion of the board by the securing portions, the center conductor comes in contact with the signal pattern and the electroconductive end-face film comes in contact with the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,147,924

LITHIUM BATTERY PROTECTED FROM INTRUSION BY POINTED ELEMENTS

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Quimper ...

1. A lithium or lithium ion battery comprising:a battery cell PEN which has a film of an electrolyte E containing a lithium salt between a film P forming a positive electrode and a film N forming a negative electrode, or
a stack of battery cells PEN, said stack comprising two terminal battery cells between which one or more intermediate battery cells are optionally placed,
each of the positive electrodes has a current collector forming a connection layer, bearing a film of positive electrode material capable of reversibly inserting lithium ions, and
each of the negative electrodes has a current collector forming a connection layer, bearing a film of negative electrode material capable of reversibly inserting lithium ions or has a film of a metallic material forming a connection layer selected from the group consisting of lithium, lithium alloys and intermetallic lithium compounds,
wherein said battery has at least two protective films Fp made of an elastic material having an elongation at break denoted by ame and a thickness denoted by eme, at least one of the electrodes of the battery cell or of each terminal battery cell being in contact with a protective film Fp made of an elastic material,
wherein at least one of said protective films Fp is in contact with a connection layer of an electrode, said connection layer having a thickness emax, said protective film having a thickness such that eme>emax/ame, so that:
when said electrode with a connection layer that is in contact with the protective film Fp is a current collector bearing a film of electrode material, said protective film Fp is placed between the current collector and the film of electrode material, and
when said electrode with a connection layer that is in contact with the protective film Fp is a film of a metallic material selected from the group consisting of lithium, lithium alloys and intermetallic lithium compounds, said protective film Fp is applied to said film of metallic material.

US Pat. No. 10,147,920

ENERGY STORAGE MODULE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. An energy storage module (10) comprising a plurality of energy storage assemblies (100) positioned side by side, and a rigid shell (12) designed to surround the storage assemblies, each assembly including at least one side wall closed at each end by an end face, wherein the storage assemblies are electrically connected two by two by conducting bars (110) extending over at least one end face of each assembly, the bars being arranged so that one bar connects a first end face of at least one predetermined assembly to an end face of a first adjoining assembly and that a second bar connects a second face of the predetermined assembly to an end face of a second adjoining assembly, wherein the module also includes at least one electrical insulation member (120), made of an electrically insulating material and including a bottom (122) and a rim (124) extending essentially perpendicularly to the bottom and surrounding it, each electrical insulation member (120) being associated with one bar (110) and fitted to the end faces of the two adjoining assemblies connected by the bar so that the bottom is parallel to the end faces and the rim runs along the side walls of the two assemblies while straddling them over at least a portion of their height, and wherein a plate (140, 142) made of a thermally insulating material, is interposed between the bar (110) or the output connector (112) and the associated electrical insulation member (120, 130).

US Pat. No. 10,147,907

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING COMPONENT WITH A PLURALITY OF NANOSTRUCTURES PROJECTING INTO AN EMITTER LAYER

OSRAM OLED GmbH, (DE)

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a carrier,
an organic layer sequence arranged on the carrier and having at least one emitter layer containing a light-emitting material configured to emit light of a first wavelength range,
a first electrode and a second electrode, and
a multiplicity of nanostructures, wherein the nanostructures have a refractive index smaller than a refractive index of the light-emitting material of the emitter layer and at least some of the nanostructures project into the emitter layer or pierce through the emitter layer.

US Pat. No. 10,147,509

VENTILATED SYSTEM FOR STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A ventilated system for storing high level radioactive waste comprising:a below-grade storage assembly comprising:
an air-intake shell forming an air-intake downcomer cavity and extending along a central axis;
a plurality of storage shells surrounding the air-intake shell in a side-by-side relationship, each storage shell forming a storage cavity and extending along a central axis, each of the storage shells comprising a sidewall having a first opening, a second opening, and a third opening each of which provides a passageway into a bottom of the storage cavity;
for each storage shell:
a primary air-delivery pipe extending from the air-intake shell to the first opening in the sidewall, the primary air-delivery pipe forming a primary air-delivery passageway that extends along a substantially linear axis from a bottom of the air-intake downcomer cavity to the bottom of the respective storage cavity, wherein the entirety of each of the primary air-delivery passageways is distinct from the entireties of all other of the primary air-delivery passageways of the below-grade storage assembly, and wherein the substantially linear axis of the primary air-delivery pipe intersects the central axis of the air-intake shell; and
a first secondary air-delivery pipe extending from the second opening in the sidewall of the storage shell to one of the openings in the sidewall of a first adjacent one of the storage shells and a second secondary air-delivery pipe extending from the third opening in the sidewall of the storage shell to one of the openings in the sidewall of a second adjacent one of the storage shells, each of the first and second secondary air-delivery pipes forming a secondary air-delivery passageway that extends along a substantially linear axis between the bottom of the storage cavity of the storage shell and the bottom of the storage cavity of one of the first and second adjacent storage shells;
a hermetically sealed container for holding high level radioactive waste positioned in one or more of the storage cavities;
a lid positioned atop each of the storage shells and comprising at least one air-outlet passageway; and
wherein for each storage cavity in which one of the hermetically sealed containers is positioned, a bottom end of the hermetically sealed container is located at an elevation above an uppermost end of the primary air-delivery passageway for that storage cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,147,242

DISTANCE FIELD COUPLED FITTED DEFORMATION LATTICES FOR SHAPE MODIFICATION

AUTODESK, INC, San Rafae...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying a three-dimensional (3D) model in a shape editing system, comprising:(a) obtaining the 3D model in the shape editing system;
(b) selecting one or more arbitrary first faces (S) of the 3D model;
(c) identifying, based on the one or more arbitrary first faces (S) a set of one or more second faces (S?) that are fixed, wherein the one or more arbitrary first faces do not overlap with the one or more second faces;
(d) prescribing shape modification operations to be performed on the one or more arbitrary first faces (S);
(e) constructing a deformation lattice by:
(1) setting up a lattice structure with control points, wherein parametric space (u,v,w) is defined in terms of vertices of the lattice structure;
(2) mapping Euclidean space (x,y,z) of the 3D model to the parametric space (u,v,w) of the lattice structure;
(f) evaluating the deformation lattice by:
(1A) when the shape modification operation to be performed on one or more of the arbitrary first faces comprises an affine transformation, applying the affine transformation directly on a set of the control points of the deformation lattice;
(1B) when the shape modification operation to be performed on one or more of the arbitrary does not comprise an affine transformation, deforming the deformation lattice based on a discrete fitting problem; and
(g) outputting a deformed 3D model based on the evaluated deformation lattice.

US Pat. No. 10,145,744

INDUCTION-HEATED ROLLER APPARATUS

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An induction-heated roller apparatus comprising:a roll main body that is rotatably supported;
a magnetic flux generating mechanism that is provided inside the roll main body and includes an iron core and a winding wound around the iron core;
a power supply circuit that is connected to the winding of the magnetic flux generating mechanism and provided with a control element configured to control AC current or AC voltage; and
a control device operatively coupled to:
an AC current detector configured to detect AC current flowing through the winding of the magnetic flux generating mechanism to obtain an AC current value,
an AC voltage detector configured to detect AC voltage applied to the winding to obtain an AC voltage value,
a power factor detector configured to detect a power factor of the roll main body and the magnetic flux generating mechanism,
a power supply voltage detector configured to detect power supply voltage of the power supply circuit, and
a power detector configured to detect a power capacity of the roll main body, wherein the control device comprises:
a relational data storage storing relational data indicating a relationship between an impedance of the winding and an inner surface temperature of the roll main body, and
a processor executing an impedance calculation part, a roll temperature calculation part, and an impedance correction part, wherein
the impedance calculation part calculates impedance of the winding from the AC current value obtained by the AC current detector and the AC voltage value obtained by the AC voltage detector;
the roll temperature calculation part calculates the inner surface temperature of the roll main body from the impedance obtained by the impedance calculation part and the relational data stored in the relational data storage;
given that a temperature difference between the inner surface temperature and an outer surface temperature of the roll main body is ?, the roll temperature calculation part corrects the inner surface temperature of the roll main body and calculates the outer surface temperature of the roll main body with use of the temperature difference ? obtained from ?=kP/[2?/{ln(d2/d1)/?}] (where d1 is an inside diameter [m] of the roll main body, d2 is an outside diameter [m] of the roll main body, ? is thermal conductivity [W/m·° C.] of the roll main body at average temperature, P is a thermal flow rate [W/m], and k is a correction factor calculated based on the power factor detected by the power factor detector and the power capacity detected by the power detector); and
the impedance correction part, based on a power supply voltage value obtained by the power supply voltage detector configured to detect power supply voltage of the power supply circuit, corrects the impedance obtained by the impedance calculation part; wherein the roll temperature calculation part calculates the inner surface temperature of the roll main body from corrected impedance and the relational data, without providing the roll main body with a temperature detecting element, the corrected impedance resulting from the correction by the impedance correction part.

US Pat. No. 10,143,674

COMPOSITION COMPRISING EPA AND DHA TRIGLYCERIDES FOR PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION

FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A composition comprisingan aqueous phase and 5 to 30% by weight of an oil phase, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the oil phase comprises eicosapentaenoic acid triglycerides, docosahexaenoic acid triglycerides or mixtures thereof and less than 1% by weight medium chain triglycerides, based on the total weight of the composition and wherein the composition further comprises
an amphoteric surfactant comprising lecithin;
a co-surfactant comprising oleic acid; and
a co-solvent comprising polyethylene glycol, wherein the composition is formulated for parenteral administration and comprises less than 0.03% by weight of sodium oleate, based on the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,143,233

AEROSOL GENERATING DEVICE HAVING AN INTERNAL HEATER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol generating device, comprising:a storage portion configured to store an aerosol-forming substrate, the storage portion having an outer housing and an internal passageway, the storage portion forming a reservoir for the aerosol-forming substrate between the outer housing and the internal passageway;
a vaporizer configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, the vaporizer at least partially inside the internal passageway in the storage portion; and
a porous interface at least partially lining the internal passageway configured to convey the aerosol-forming substrate from the storage portion towards the vaporizer,
wherein the vaporizer comprises first and second electrical connection portions having a hollow cylindrical shape.

US Pat. No. 10,149,338

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method for allocating radio resources to a transmitting terminal for performing a direct communication transmission over a direct link connection to a receiving terminal in a communication system, the method comprising the following steps performed by the transmitting terminal:receiving from a base station a system information broadcast;
if the system information broadcast includes information on an idle transmission radio resource pool, the information indicating radio resource usable by transmitting terminals in an idle state, performing a direct communication transmission to a receiving terminal over a direct link connection using the idle transmission radio resource pool; and
if the system information broadcast does not include the information on the idle transmission radio resource pool and includes information on a temporary transmission radio resource pool, the information on the temporary transmission radio resource pool indicating radio resources usable by transmitting terminals in an idle state or in a connected state, performing a direct communication transmission to a receiving terminal over a direct link connection using the temporary transmission radio resource pool.

US Pat. No. 10,149,299

COLLABORATIVE RADIO RESOURCES ALLOCATIONS TO APPLICATIONS OF MOBILE UNITS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, by a wireless device of the system from at least one radio access network device of radio access network devices associated with a wireless access network, information relating to network resources that are available to be used by the wireless device; and
based on the information relating to the network resources, determining, by the wireless device, a radio access technology sub-module of radio access technology sub-modules of the wireless device that is to be used by the wireless device to connect to a radio access network device of the radio access network devices in connection with an application associated with the wireless device, to facilitate communication of traffic associated with the wireless device, wherein the traffic comprises first traffic of the application, and wherein a first communication of the first traffic is controlled, based on the radio access technology sub-module, to delay the first communication of the first traffic that is determined to yield a lower revenue relative to a second communication of second traffic that is determined to yield a higher revenue than the lower revenue.

US Pat. No. 10,149,257

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR), the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 10,149,253

BLOCKING INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION METHOD AND DEVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A blocking interference suppression method comprising:detecting, by a base band processing unit (BBU), presence of a blocking interference;
after the BBU detects the presence of the blocking interference: sending, by the BBU, a first instruction message to a radio remote unit (RRU), the first instruction message being used to instruct the RRU to decrease an RRU receiving link gain: and
after the BBU sends the first instruction message to the RRU:
detecting, by the BBU, that the blocking interference has been eliminated; and
sending, by the BBU, second instruction message to the RRU, the second instruction message being used to instruct the RRU to change the receiving link gain to a default value, wherein the detecting, by the BBU, that the blocking interference has been eliminated includes in a predefined detection cycle, if an average value of uplink signal power detected by the BBU at each transmission time interval (TTI) moment is constantly lower than or equal to a predefined uplink receiving power upper threshold, and the uplink interference over thermal (IOT) is constantly lower than or equal to a predefined IOT lower threshold, determining, by the BBU, that the blocking interference has been eliminated.

US Pat. No. 10,149,055

LOUD-SPEAKING, LOUD-SPEAKER AND INTERACTIVE DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a loudspeaker array comprising multiple loud-speaking units configured to produce respective sounds according to respective input signals;
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:
a fault detection module configured to detect a fault parameter of at least one loud-speaking unit in the loudspeaker array; and
a compensation module configured to, in response to a loud-speaking unit of the at least one loud-speaking unit having a sound production fault, adjust, according to the fault parameter, respective input signals corresponding to the at least one loud-speaking unit in the multiple loud-speaking units, to compensate for a sound effect of the loudspeaker array affected by the at least one loud-speaking unit having the at least one sound production fault, wherein a difference is reduced between a first waveform generating a first sound wave at a target position and a second waveform generating a second sound wave at the target position, wherein the first waveform corresponds to the at least one loud-speaking unit having the at least one sound production fault, wherein the second waveform corresponds to another loud-speaking unit of the loudspeaker array not having the at least one sound production fault, wherein the loudspeaker array comprises at least one other loud-speaking unit other than the at least one loud-speaking unit having the at least one sound production fault in the multiple loud-speaking units, and wherein the loudspeaker array comprises loud-speaking units to be adjusted not to have the at least one sound production fault.

US Pat. No. 10,148,825

CHARGING FOR REROUTED PACKETS IN A HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:receiving packets at a base station in a first network that operates according to a first radio access technology (RAT);
selectively routing a portion of the packets towards at least one second network that operates according to at least one second RAT that is different than the first RAT;
counting at least one of a first number of downlink packets that are received from a gateway and transmitted from the base station to a user equipment and a second number of downlink packets that are received from the gateway and routed towards the at least one second network to at least one access point for transmission to the user equipment;
determining whether the gateway is operating in at least one of:
a first mode in which the gateway counts downlink packets that are transmitted to the base station,
a second mode in which the gateway does not count downlink packets that are transmitted to the base station, and
a third mode in which downlink packets are generated in the at least one second network and bypass the gateway in the first network; and
transmitting, to the gateway that conveys uplink packets and downlink packets in the first network, charging-only packets including information indicating a number of packets in the portion of the packets, wherein the charging-only packets are not propagated beyond the gateway, wherein transmitting the information indicating the number of packets comprises:
transmitting information indicating the second number of downlink packets in response to determining that the gateway is operating in the first mode; and
transmitting information indicating the first number and the second number of downlink packets in response to determining that the gateway is operating in at least one of the second mode and the third mode.

US Pat. No. 10,148,370

INTERFERENCE MEASURING METHOD AND INTERFERENCE MEASURING APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a pilot channel resource configured to send at least one directional pilot signal associated with directional device-to-device communications; and
determining, at least according to a first received state of a first pilot signal of the at least one directional pilot signal on the pilot channel resource, an interference caused by a signal associated with the directional device-to-device communications in the pilot channel resource, wherein the determining the interference comprises:
determining a second received state of a second pilot signal of the at least one directional pilot signal received, by a first base station device of a serving cell device involved in the directional device-to-device communications, in the pilot channel resource, and
determining the interference at least according to the second received state, and
determining, based on a measurement of the interference caused by the at least one directional pilot signal associated with the directional device-to-device communications, a prediction of possible interference caused by a data signal related to the directional device-to-device communications.

US Pat. No. 10,148,073

FLEXIBLE CONDUIT SYSTEMS FOR ROUTING CABLES

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

1. A conduit comprising:a first member including:
a first bottom spring having a first end opposite a second end,
a first side spring extending from the first end of the first bottom spring, and
a second side spring extending from the second end of the first bottom spring;
a second member including:
a second bottom spring having a first end opposite a second end,
a third side spring extending from the first end of the second bottom spring, and
a fourth side spring extending from the second end of the second bottom spring;
a bottom link attached between the first bottom spring and the second bottom spring;
a first side link attached between the first side spring and the third side spring; and
a second side link attached between the second side spring and the fourth side spring; and
wherein the first member and the second member are flexible with respect to each other about a point on a center axis of the conduit, the center axis extending a longitudinal length.

US Pat. No. 10,147,504

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DATABASE MANAGEMENT BASED ON CODE-MARKER DISCREPANCIES

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A database management system comprising:a prescriber device;
a database configured to store, for each user of a plurality of users, a set of codes indicating prior diagnoses for the user and a set of drug identifiers indicating prior drug prescriptions for the user; and
a review device comprising a memory and a processor that executes instructions from the memory, wherein the review device is remote from the prescriber device, and wherein the review device is configured to:
obtain a mapping between medical codes and corresponding drug markers;
select a subset of users from the plurality of users, wherein for each user of the subset of users, at least one of the set of drug identifiers in the database for the user is present in the mapping;
for each user of the subset of users, select a subset of the set of drug identifiers for the user by, for each drug identifier of the set of drug identifiers for the user in the database:
determining a corresponding medical code from the drug identifier according to the mapping,
searching the set of codes in the database for the user for the corresponding medical code
in response to identifying that the corresponding medical code is not present in the set of codes in the database for the user, including the drug identifier in the subset of drug identifiers; and
transmit the subset of drug identifiers for the subset of users to the prescriber device over a communications network,
wherein the prescriber device is configured to, in response to receiving drug identifiers, including a first drug identifier, from the review device:
generate a graphical display for an operator of the prescriber device, wherein the graphical display depicts (i) the first drug identifier and (ii) health information regarding a first user associated with the first drug identifier,
solicit a first diagnosis code corresponding to the first drug identifier, and
in response to receiving the first diagnosis code from the operator, transmit the first diagnosis code over the communications network to the review device, and
wherein the review device is configured to, in response to receiving the first diagnosis code from the prescriber device:
update the database to reflect the first diagnosis code in the set of codes corresponding to the first user,
calculate a first user-specific metric for the first user based on the updated database, and
selectively generate a display based on a plan-level metric, wherein the plan-level metric is based on a first weight and the first user-specific metric, and wherein the first weight is determined based on at least one of a demographic value, a Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) value, and a severity value.

US Pat. No. 10,146,717

SERVO DRIVE DEVICE

NIDEC CONTROL TECHNIQUES ...

1. A device for communicating via an input/output protocol, the device comprising:one or more backplane connectors for connecting the device to a backplane;
operational circuitry for performing a processing task of the device; and
a switching circuit configured to identify messages received through the one or more backplane connectors as relevant if they are addressed to the operational circuitry, interpret an input/output protocol of the messages identified as relevant and return other messages not for use by the device to the backplane through the one or more backplane connectors,
wherein the switching circuit is mounted to the device removably and independently of the backplane connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,146,105

AROUND-VIEW CAMERA DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. An around-view camera device, comprising:a camera body, comprising two openings, a casing, and a circuit board, wherein the two openings are respectively provided on two opposite sides of the casing, and the circuit board is disposed within the casing;
two around-view lenses, respectively accommodated within the two openings of the camera body and separately electrically connected to the circuit board; and
a counterweight piece, disposed on a side, different from sides of the two around-view lenses, of the casing or the circuit board far away from a center of gravity of the camera body;
wherein the casing is further provided with a notch, the notch is far away from the counterweight piece, the circuit board further comprises a connecting terminal, and the connecting terminal corresponds to the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,144,995

MIXED MAGNETIC POWDERS AND THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A magnetic powder for mixing with a corresponding magnetic powder to make a magnetic body, wherein each of said magnetic powder and said corresponding magnetic powder is made of a soft magnetic material, and the average particle diameter of said magnetic powder is greater than that of said corresponding magnetic powder, wherein the ratio of the D50 of said magnetic powder to the D50 of said corresponding magnetic powder is in the range of 5 to 12, wherein said magnetic powder weighs 50 to 90 percent of the total weight of said magnetic powder and said corresponding magnetic powder, and said corresponding magnetic powder weighs 10 to 50 percent of the total weight of said magnetic powder and said corresponding magnetic powder, wherein the D50 of said magnetic powder is in the range of 17 to 36 um, the D10 of said magnetic powder is in the range of 8 to 26 um, and the D90 of said magnetic powder is in the range of 30 to 52 um, for pairing with a corresponding D50, D10 and D90 of said corresponding magnetic powder to increase the density of the magnetic body.

US Pat. No. 10,143,284

HAIR DRYER APPARATUS

1. A hair dryer apparatus comprising:(a) a housing including a surrounding sidewall being about a longitudinal axis, said surrounding sidewall having an inner surface portion defining a sidewall interior and said surrounding sidewall having an opposing outer surface portion, said surrounding sidewall having an inlet portion and an opposing outlet portion with said longitudinal axis spanning therebetween;
(b) a motor driven blower disposed within said surrounding sidewall interior, said blower is operational to drive airflow from said inlet portion therethrough said sidewall interior to said outlet portion; and
(c) a handle in the form of a clevis shape with said clevis shape having a pair of symmetrically opposed arcuate extensions that have a common origination from a handle stem extension portion, wherein said stem extension portion has an opposing free end portion, wherein each of said arcuate extensions terminate in a pivotal connection to said sidewall outer surface portion of said inlet portion, said pivotal connection includes a plurality of removably engagable teeth disposed on a rotational engagement of said clevis and a mating plurality of removably engagable teeth disposed on a rotational engagement of said outer surface, said plurality of teeth have a matingly engaged state and a disengaged state via movement along a pivotal axis facilitated by a flexible link disposed between said outer surface and said rotational engagement of said outer surface, wherein said pivotal connections are along said pivotal axis, wherein operationally said handle stem extension portion in a longwise manner along a longwise axis has a pivotal movement range from being co-axial to said longitudinal axis to being substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal axis as said pivotal movement is free when said pivotal connection is in said open state and said pivotal movement is locked when said pivotal connection is in said closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,149,365

RECALIBRATION OF A TUNABLE LAMP SYSTEM

LUMENETIX, INC., Scotts ...

1. A tunable light module comprising:a memory storing a color mixing plan;
multiple lamps of at least two colors;
a light sensor configured to measure a light characteristic of each lamp of the multiple lamps; and
control circuitry configured to:
drive a lamp of the multiple lamps to produce a colored light according to the color mixing plan that corresponds to a correlated color temperature (CCT);
cause the light sensor to measure the light characteristic of the lamp;
detect a degradation level by comparing the measured light characteristic against an expected light characteristic stored in the memory; and
adjust a current level for driving the lamp at the CCT by referencing the color mixing plan and an alternative coefficient corresponding to the degradation level,
wherein the alternative coefficient is pre-computed, part of the color mixing plan, and stored in the memory, and
wherein the alternative coefficient is associated with the detected degradation level prior to deployment of the tunable light module.

US Pat. No. 10,149,314

CASCADED TRIGGER FRAME INDICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, comprising:at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor of one or more processors configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor of the one or more processors is configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
determine a beacon frame on a communication channel;
determine one or more trigger frames based at least in part on the beacon frame, the one or more trigger frames including at least in part a first trigger frame and a second trigger frame;
determine a cascade indication to be included in the first trigger frame, wherein the cascade indication comprises a first value, and wherein the first value indicates to one or more devices a sequence of the one or more trigger frames;
cause to send the beacon frame to the one or more devices; and
cause to send the first trigger frame to the one or more devices based at least in part on the beacon frame.

US Pat. No. 10,149,298

DYNAMIC POWER ALLOCATIONS FOR DIRECT BROADCASTING SATELLITE (DBS) CHANNELS VIA WAVEFRONT MULTIPLEXING

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a ground-based transmitting system comprising:
a first processor comprising N first input ports and N first output ports, N being a positive integer greater than 1, for receiving concurrently N signals at the N first input ports, performing an N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform on the N signals and outputting concurrently N wavefront multiplexed signals at the N first output ports such that the N wavefront multiplexed signals are orthogonal to one another and each of the N wavefront multiplexed signals is a unique linear combination of the N signals, the N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform having a unique inverse;
a transmit back-end coupled to the first processor, for frequency up-converting and amplifying the N wavefront multiplexed signals, generating and transmitting N up-converted amplified wavefront multiplexed signals over a transmission medium via propagation channels; and
a user terminal comprising:
a receive front-end for receiving and processing the N up-converted amplified wavefront multiplexed signals from the propagation channels, and generating N received wavefront multiplexed signals;
an equalizer for equalizing the N received wavefront multiplexed signals by compensating for propagation channels effects, and generating N equalized signals; and
a second processor comprising N second input ports and N second output ports, for receiving concurrently the N equalized signals at the N second input ports, performing the unique inverse of the N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform on the N equalized signals and outputting concurrently N wavefront demultiplexed signals at the N second output ports such that each of the N wavefront demultiplexed signals is a unique linear combination of the N equalized signals and is a recovered version of a respective one of the N signals.

US Pat. No. 10,149,267

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING USING LOCATION INFORMATION

Match Group, LLC, Dallas...

1. A method executed by at least one processor comprising the steps of:receiving first location information identifying a first location area at which a first user was present at a first time period;
receiving second location information identifying a second location area at which a second user was present at a second time period, wherein the second time period and the first time period are different;
comparing the first location information and the second location information to a database, the database correlating location information with points-of-interest;
based on the comparison, determining that the first location information and the second location information both correspond to a first point-of-interest, the first point-of-interest being one of a group consisting of a business, an event, an address, and a historical site;
determining that a characteristic related to the first user corresponds to a preference related to the second user;
in response to determining that the first location information and the second location information both correspond to the first point-of-interest and in response to determining that the characteristic related to the first user corresponds to the preference related to the second user, causing information to be presented to the second user after the first time period and the second time period, the information to be presented to the second user identifying the first point-of-interest and that the first user and the second user have the first point-of-interest in common.

US Pat. No. 10,149,173

MULTIPLE-ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR CELL-SPECIFIC AND USER-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

7. A base station in a cell of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless system, the base station comprising: a controller configured to:select a plurality of cell-specific OFDM subcarriers in a time slot for transmission to mobile devices within the cell, wherein a first weight is applied to a cell-specific OFDM subcarrier; and
select a plurality of user-specific OFDM subcarriers in the time slot for transmission to a specific mobile device within the cell, wherein a second weight is applied to a user-specific OFDM subcarrier; and
a transmitter configured to:
transmit control information on the plurality of cell-specific OFDM subcarriers through a first group of antennas; and
transmit user-specific data on the plurality of user-specific OFDM subcarriers through a second group antennas;
wherein the first group of antennas produce a first beam pattern having a first azimuth pattern and first elevation pattern, and the second group of antennas produce a second beam pattern having a second azimuth pattern and second elevation pattern, and wherein the first beam pattern is different than the second beam pattern in either an azimuth pattern or an elevation pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,149,147

TERMINAL DEVICE, TERMINAL CONFIGURATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL CONFIGURATION METHOD

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A terminal device comprising:a network communication unit for processing communication over a first network and a second network;
a control unit having a volatile storage unit and a rewritable non-volatile storage unit; and
an operation unit, wherein
the volatile storage unit stores terminal configuration information,
the non-volatile storage unit stores single network information for connection to the first network or the second network,
when power is turned on by a user input to perform a first procedure of the operation unit for allowing the terminal device to connect to the first network, the control unit reads out first network information from the non-volatile storage unit and connects to the first network so as to make an access to a server on the first network, to obtain the terminal configuration information, and to write the terminal configuration information in the volatile storage unit,
when the power is turned on by the user input to perform a second procedure of the operation unit for configuring the terminal device, the control unit reads out the first network information from the non-volatile storage unit and connects to the first network so as to make an access to the server on the first network, to obtain one second network information selected from a plurality of second network information stored in the server on the first network by an operation of the operation unit for connection to a second network, and to overwrite and store the one second network information in the non-volatile storage unit as the network information,
the second network is different from the first network, and communication under the second network is independent from communication under the first network, and
in the second procedure of the operation unit, the one second network information is obtained and stored in the non-volatile storage unit before the terminal device enters in the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,149,039

AUDIO HEADPHONES FOR VIRTUAL REALITY HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An audio headphone to couple to a strap for a head-mounted display, the audio headphone comprising:a headphone speaker;
a strap connector; and
a four-bar linkage coupled to the strap connector to provide movement of the headphone speaker with respect to a user's ear, the four-bar linkage comprising:
a first member with a first end portion coupled to the strap connector via a first joint;
a second member with a first end portion coupled to a second end portion of the first member via a second joint;
a third member with a first end portion coupled to a second end portion of the second member via a third joint; and
a fourth member with a first portion coupled to a second end portion of the third member, and with first and second sides that are connected by the first portion and that extend to a second portion of the fourth member, wherein the first member is further coupled to the first and second sides of the fourth member via a fourth joint.

US Pat. No. 10,148,553

ROUTING DATA IN A NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method of delivering data streams in a local area network comprising devices connected to the local area network via adapters, wherein the data streams are destined to respective destination addresses within the local area network and at least some of the devices are configured to indicate priority of a data stream and to insert priority parameter values of respective priority parameter types, the method comprising:rerouting all of the data streams through one of the devices configured to operate as a controller for the local area network, and wherein rerouting comprises routing the data stream to the controller regardless of destination addresses, and
performing ingress of the data streams for delivery to respective destination addresses into the local area network according to the priority parameter values carried in the data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,148,172

POWER SUPPLY MODULE

Sumida Electric (H.K.) Co...

1. A power supply module, comprising:a coil, comprising a coil body and connecting ends;
electronic components, including at least an integrated circuit chip;
a magnetic core including first and second adjacent side portions, wherein the first side portion of the magnetic core is provided with a cavity, and the electronic components are positioned in the cavity so as to be entirely recessed within the cavity and surrounded by the magnetic core on all but one, open side of the cavity, with at least the integrated circuit chip being in contact with the magnetic core within the cavity; and
a connector electronically connected to the coil and the electronic components, while also abutting against at least the first portion of the magnetic core, wherein both the electronic components and the cavity are covered at the one side of the cavity by the connector and the coil body is enclosed in the magnetic core.

US Pat. No. 10,148,092

REAL TIME VOLTAGE REGULATION THROUGH GATHER AND BROADCAST TECHNIQUES

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ...

1. A device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
receive a plurality of voltage measurements, wherein voltage measurements in the plurality of voltage measurements correspond to respective nodes in a plurality of nodes of a distribution network;
determine, for each respective node in the plurality of nodes:
a respective value of a first voltage-constraint coefficient, based on a respective previous value of the first voltage-constraint coefficient, a respective minimum voltage value for the respective node, and a respective voltage measurement in the plurality of voltage measurements that corresponds to the respective node; and
a respective value of a second voltage-constraint coefficient based on a respective previous value of the second voltage-constraint coefficient, a respective maximum voltage value for the respective node, and the respective voltage measurement, wherein the respective minimum voltage value for the respective node and the respective maximum voltage value for the respective node represent a defined allowable voltage range at the respective node; and
cause at least one inverter-interfaced energy resource in a plurality of inverter-interfaced energy resources that are connected to the distribution network to modify an output power of the at least one inverter-interfaced energy resource based on the respective value of the first voltage-constraint coefficient for each respective node and the respective value of the second voltage-constraint coefficient for each respective node.

US Pat. No. 10,147,870

POROUS PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIAL WITH DENSE SURFACE, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND DEVICES

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A piezoelectric composition comprising:a piezoelectric material including
a porous interior, and
a dense surface for interfacing with an electrode, the dense surface having density greater than the porous interior.

US Pat. No. 10,147,840

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE WITH LIGHT EMITTING LAYER CONTAINING NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a substrate;
a p-type region disposed on the substrate;
an n-type region;
a III-V material light emitting layer, that comprises nitrogen and phosphorus, disposed between the n-type region and the p-type region;
a graded region disposed between the light emitting layer and the n-type region, the graded region including a composition that is graded;
a first contact comprising a mirror and conductive dots embedded in the mirror, the first contact disposed on the substrate; and
a second contact disposed on the n-type region.

US Pat. No. 10,147,695

CU CORE BALL

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A Cu core ball containing a Cu ball and a solder plating film that coats a surface of the Cu ball, wherein the solder plating film comprises a Sn solder plating film or a solder plating film which is made of lead-free solder alloy, a principal ingredient of the lead-free solder alloy being Sn;the solder plating film contains U content of 5 ppb or less and Th content of 5 ppb or less;
the Cu ball includes purity of not less than 99.9% Cu and not more than 99.995% Cu; Pb and/or Bi at a total of 1 ppm or more; and a dose of the Cu core ball is 0.0200 cph/cm2 or less,
wherein the sphericity of the Cu core ball is 0.95 or more, and
wherein the solder plating film has a thickness of 20-100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,147,639

VIA SELF ALIGNMENT AND SHORTING IMPROVEMENT WITH AIRGAP INTEGRATION CAPACITANCE BENEFIT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:forming a sacrificial material between metal lines of an integrated circuit structure, the metals lines having a hardmask thereon;
forming a mask on the sacrificial material, wherein the mask is laterally adjacent to and co-planar with the hardmask on the metal lines, the mask comprising a material different than the hardmask on the metal lines; and
after forming the mask, removing the sacrificial material to leave a void between the metal lines, wherein the mask does not include an opening between the metal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,147,622

ELECTRIC-PROGRAMMABLE MAGNETIC MODULE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An electric-programmable magnetic module, comprising:a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) chip comprising a plurality of electromagnetic coils, each of the electromagnetic coils being individually controlled; and
a bonding equipment, wherein the MEMS chip is assembled with and carried by the bonding equipment, wherein the MEMS chip further comprises a plurality of protrusions arranged in array, the protrusions are suitable for contacting a plurality of electronic devices arranged on a first substrate, and each of the electromagnetic coils is located in one of the protrusions respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,147,199

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN ORIENTATION OF A VIDEO

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for presenting video frames of a video, each video frame relates to one of a landscape (0°, 180°) orientation and a portrait orientation (90°, ?90°), comprising:extracting translation-based parameters including a horizontal translation and a vertical translation from an estimated motion of the video frames;
computing at least one feature representing an integrated value of the horizontal translation and the vertical translation over a time period, wherein when the integrated value is positive, it is the landscape (0°, 180°) orientation; when the integrated value is negative, it is the portrait orientation (90°, ?90°); and
presenting the video frames within the time period in an orientation based on said at least one feature.

US Pat. No. 10,147,148

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY POWER SOURCE CONTROL METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOADS WITH DYNAMIC POWER DISTRIBUTION MODES

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES ...

1. A distributed energy power source control method, comprising:reading the total amount of energy provided by an energy supply apparatus for various loads in a system;
collecting energy data of each load, the energy data comprising: a power supply voltage, a power supply current, a reactive power, an active power, and power consumption;
calculating the total power consumption of all the loads in the system; and
determining an energy allocation policy by comparing the total power consumption and the total amount of energy, the energy allocation policy comprising: allocating energy according to a priority level of each load, and switching energy modes according to a power factor of each load;
wherein the step of determining an energy allocation policy by comparing the total power consumption and the total amount of energy comprises any one or more of the following implementation modes:
Mode 1: judging whether a ratio of the total power consumption to the total amount of energy is smaller than or equal to a predetermined value, wherein if the ratio of the total power consumption to the total amount of energy is smaller than or equal to the predetermined value, energy is allocated according to the priority of each load selectively, and if the ratio of the total power consumption to the total amount of energy is greater than the predetermined value, energy modes are switched according to a power factor of each load selectively; and
Mode 2: judging whether the total power consumption is greater than or equal to the total amount of energy, wherein when the total power consumption is greater than or equal to the total amount of energy, energy is allocated according to the priority of each load selectively, and when the total power consumption is smaller than the total amount of energy, energy modes are switched according to a power factor of each load selectively.

US Pat. No. 10,146,888

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CRITERIA ANALYSIS PROTOTYPING

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A computer-implemented method for constructing flight procedure criteria, comprising:generating, by a computing device, an adjustable prototype;
generating, by the computing device, a dependency tree based on the adjustable prototype, wherein the dependency tree is comprised of a plurality of dependency tree nodes;
identifying, by the computing device, one or more predefined elements based on a received flight configuration procedure;
modifying, by the computing device, the one or more predefined elements based on a received input;
maintaining, by the computing device, a plurality of functional elements represented by dependency relationships between the plurality of dependency tree nodes such that an output of a parent node is provided as an input to a descendant node of the parent node, wherein each functional element has a functional definition stored in a computational library and the functional element defines one or more criteria elements dependent on the modified one or more predefined elements associated with the dependency relationships between the parent node and the descendant node, wherein maintaining the plurality of dependency relationships comprises iteratively testing, validating and updating the plurality of dependency relationships between the plurality of dependency tree nodes when there is a change to a single portion of the generated adjustable prototype;
translating, by the computing device, the dependency tree into one or more construction steps, wherein there is a mapping between the one or more dependency tree nodes and the one or more construction steps; and
generating, by the computing device, one or more flight procedure criteria specifications based on the one or more construction steps, wherein generating an adjustable prototype further comprises:
generating, by the computing device, a visual representation for the adjustable prototype; and
updating, by the computing device, the visual representation of the adjustable prototype dynamically based on a change to the adjustable prototype.

US Pat. No. 10,146,297

DEVICE POWER SAVING DURING EXERCISE

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

18. A method, comprising:measuring, with a wrist-worn apparatus, physical activity data related to a user of the wrist-worn apparatus;
supporting a normal operation mode during which functionalities of the wrist-worn apparatus are available through an operating system of the wrist-worn apparatus;
supporting a night operation mode during which the wrist-worn apparatus is configured to perform a sleep analysis based on executing a physical activity algorithm for the physical activity data, wherein the physical activity algorithm applies a direct low-level hardware access; and
switching between the normal operation mode and the night operation mode, wherein the wrist-worn apparatus comprises:
a low power processing unit configured to run the sleep analysis and the physical activity algorithm during the night operation mode; and
a high power processing unit configured to run the operating system during the normal operation mode, wherein the low power processing unit has a lower power consumption in performing a given task than the high power processing unit, and wherein a switch to the night operation mode comprises:
activating the low power processing unit to run the sleep analysis and the physical activity algorithm; and
inactivating the high power processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,145,466

EQUIPMENT CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. An equipment control apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:an imparting section that imparts, via a contacting portion that contacts a vehicle occupant, a stimulus that the vehicle occupant can feel by a somatic sensation;
a detecting section that detects a state of contact of the vehicle occupant with the contacting portion; and
a control section that controls driving of the imparting section so as to impart, to the vehicle occupant, a stimulus of a strength that is determined in advance in accordance with the state of contact detected by the detecting section,
wherein the detecting section detects, as the state of contact, electrostatic capacity between the vehicle occupant and the contacting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,145,058

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IRONING ITEMS OF LAUNDRY

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH...

1. A method for ironing items of laundry (11), wherein:the laundry items (11) are conveyed through an ironer gap (25) between at least one ironer body and at least one ironer band (17, 64) and a lateral surface of at least one ironer body is heated with steam;
the lateral surface (13) of the at least one ironer body or the lateral surfaces (13) of several consecutive ironer bodies is or are heated with steam with a variable energy content;
part of the lateral surface (13) of at least one ironer body is heated with steam that comprises a greater energy content than at least one other part of the same ironer body; and
part of the at least one ironer body proceeding from an inlet region (21) of the laundry items (11) into the ironer gap (25) is heated with steam with a higher energy content than part of said ironer body proceeding from an outlet region (22) of the same ironer body.

US Pat. No. 10,144,622

MODULAR HOIST DRUM FOR POWER SHOVEL

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A modular hoist drum, comprising:a first outer body;
a second outer body including an end casting coupled to an outer end of the second outer body, the end casting having an outermost diameter substantially equal to an outer diameter of an annular surface of the modular hoist drum and the end casting being adjacently positioned to the outer end of the second outer body such that an outer edge of the end casting and the annular surface of the modular hoist drum create a substantially continuous surface;
an anchor body disposed between and connected to each of an inner end of the first outer body and an inner end of the second outer body such that the modular hoist drum is hollow and generally cylindrical;
an internal anchor recessed within an outer annular surface of the modular hoist drum the internal anchor includes a flat bottom surface orientated perpendicular to a central axis of the modular hoist drum and non-tangential with the outer annular surface of the modular hoist drum; and
at least two retainers formed within the internal anchor that are axially aligned and oppositely positioned across the flat bottom surface from each other, the at least two retainers extend axially inward from an outer curved surface of the anchor body and spaced radially above the flat bottom surface of the internal anchor such that a space is defined within the internal anchor to receive a ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,144,593

CONVEYOR SPEED CONTROL

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A method for operating a material handling system including a conveyor system, comprising:monitoring a material handling system state input of one or more of: (i) an upstream demand; (ii) current utilization; and (iii) downstream capacity of the conveyor system;
determining whether the material handling system state input meets a speed change requirement corresponding to the one or more material handling system state inputs;
determining a new speed for the conveyor system in response to determining the material handling system state input meets the speed change requirement for the conveyor system that satisfies one or more of: (i) the upstream demand; (ii) an available throughput range of the conveyor system; and (iii) a constraint of the downstream capacity; and
periodically adjusting a run rate of the conveyor system to the new speed over a period of time selected to not present a distracting visual and audible change in the conveyor system,
wherein periodically adjusting the run rate to avoid frequently changing rate in a distracting manner comprises monitoring the material handling system state input for at least a predetermined period of time of at least one minute.

US Pat. No. 10,143,526

ROBOT-ASSISTED DRIVING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for driving a flexible medical instrument in three dimensional space within an anatomy, the method performed by a robotic medical system and comprising:acquiring an anatomical image using an imaging subsystem of the robotic medical system;
acquiring localization information for the instrument from a tracking sensor integrated in the instrument;
registering the instrument to the anatomical image;
overlaying a representation of the instrument on the anatomical image for display to a user;
identifying a target on the anatomical image;
receiving a user command to drive the instrument, the user command received from the user via a user input device;
identifying, based on the localization information of the instrument and the identified target, a pathway suitable for navigating the instrument from its current position towards the target;
overlaying a representation of the pathway suitable for navigating the instrument from its current position towards the target on the anatomical image for display to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,149,376

WATER INJECTION AND VENTING OF A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma arc torch system having a supply system including a liquid source for supplying a liquid, and a liquid supply conduit in fluid communication with a liquid passageway between a nozzle and a shield of a plasma arc torch to introduce the liquid from the liquid source to a flow region of a plasma arc torch, thereby surrounding the plasma arc with the liquid, the plasma arc torch including:an electrode;
the nozzle spaced from the electrode to define a plasma chamber therebetween, the nozzle comprising a nozzle body, a nozzle exit orifice, and a vent outlet, wherein the plasma chamber is configured to receive a plasma gas;
a vent passage disposed in the nozzle body configured to divert a portion of the plasma gas exiting the plasma chamber to the vent outlet, thereby constricting the plasma arc; and
a shield spaced from the nozzle to define the liquid passageway and the flow region therebetween, the shield comprising a shield exit orifice in fluid communication with the nozzle exit orifice, wherein the liquid passageway is configured to receive the liquid and introduce the liquid having a liquid swirl strength to the flow region such that the liquid surrounds and constricts the plasma arc, and the flow region is configured to expel the liquid along with the plasma arc surrounded by the liquid at the shield exit orifice,
wherein diverting the portion of the plasma gas by the vent passage in the nozzle and expelling the liquid at the shield exit orifice both provide constriction of the plasma arc.

US Pat. No. 10,149,111

OFFLINE TRAJECTORIES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, determining a current location of a user based on location data received from a client device;
by the computing device, calculating a transition probability of the user transitioning, within a predetermined time window, from the current location to each of a plurality of candidate geographic locations, wherein the calculating of the transition probability is based at least in part on previously logged location data associated with a plurality of users who were at the current location;
by the computing device, determining metadata associated with the user;
by the computing device, calculating an offline probability associated with each of the plurality of candidate geographic locations using a computer model and the metadata associated with the user, wherein the computer model is generated using machine learning and metadata associated with users who were at the respective candidate geographic location, wherein the offline probability represents a likelihood that the user will lack wireless connectivity at the respective candidate geographic location;
by the computing device, calculating a connectivity probability that the user will lack wireless connectivity within the predetermined time window based on the transition probabilities and the offline probabilities; and
by the computing device, providing data to the client device in response to the offline probability being higher than a threshold probability.

US Pat. No. 10,148,943

IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE AND METHOD BASED ON A SHARPNESS MEASURE AND AN IMAGE ACQUISTION PARAMETER

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A method for acquiring an image in a digital image acquisition device or camera module of the type which includes processing circuitry which automatically provides digital image corrections, comprising:acquiring a first image frame including a region containing a subject at a first focus position;
determining a first sharpness of said subject within said first image frame;
identifying an imaged subject size within the first image frame;
determining a second focus position based on said imaged subject size;
acquiring a second image frame at said second focus position;
determining a second sharpness of said subject within said second image frame;
determining a sharpness threshold as a function of image acquisition parameters for the first and/or second image frame; and
responsive to a condition in which said second sharpness does not exceed said first sharpness and does not exceed said sharpness threshold: determining values of camera motion parameters and/or subject motion parameters for said second image frame before, if at all, performing a focus sweep to determine an optimal focus position for said subject.

US Pat. No. 10,148,263

COMBINED ISOLATOR AND POWER SWITCH

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A combined isolator and power switch, comprising:a semiconductor power switch comprising a bipolar transistor in series combination with a field effect transistor;
an isolator operatively connected to the semiconductor power switch and arranged to control the semiconductor power switch based on a switch control signal; and
an integrated circuit package encapsulating the semiconductor power switch and the isolator and comprising a first terminal coupled to the isolator and configured to receive a supply voltage, a second terminal coupled to the isolator and configured to receive the switch control signal, a third terminal coupled to the semiconductor power switch, and a fourth terminal coupled to the semiconductor power switch.

US Pat. No. 10,148,109

CHARGE WAKE-UP CIRCUIT FOR A BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS)

Hefei University of Techn...

1. A charge wake-up circuit for a battery management system (“BMS”) comprising:a DC wake-up circuit including an anti-reverse diode, a ground resistor, a limiting resistor, at least one filter capacitor, a regulator diode, and DC power, wherein the cathode of the anti-reverse diode is connected to the ground resistor and the limiting resistor, a port of the ground resistor is connected to ground, a port of the limiting resistor is connected to filter capacitor, a cathode of the regulator diode and a port of DC power, and a port of the filter capacitor and an anode of regulator diode are connected to the ground;
a comparator circuit including a comparator, a transistor, and a plurality of resistors, wherein an inverting input of the comparator is connected to the first and second ones of the plurality of resistors, a port of the first one of the plurality of resistors is connected to voltage of +5V, a port of the second one of the resistors is connected to ground, the output of the comparator is connected to a third one of the plurality of resistors, a port of the third one of the resistors is connected to a fourth one or the plurality of resistors and the transistor, a port of the fourth one of the resistors and a collector of the transistor are connected to voltage of +5V, and an emitter of the transistor is connected to an anode of the anti-reverse diode;
a charging plug connection circuit including at least first and second filter capacitors, a TVS diode, a resistor and a limiting resistor, wherein a charger port of the charging plug is connected to one port of the at least first filter capacitor, the TVS diode, the resistor and the limiting resistor, a second port of the filter capacitor and the TVS diode are connected to ground, a third port of the resistor is connected to a voltage of +5V, a port of the limiting resistor is connected to the filter capacitor and a positive input of the comparator, and a port of the filter capacitor is connected to the ground; and
wherein the circuit is operative to wake up the BMS from the a low-power state to monitor a battery charging process.

US Pat. No. 10,147,864

FE—NI/TI METALIZED SKUTTERUDITE THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY...

1. A Fe—Ni/Ti metalized skutterudite thermoelectric material, comprising a metalization layer formed on a surface thereof, wherein the metalization layer is configured such that a Fe—Ni layer and a Ti layer are sequentially stacked,wherein the skutterudite thermoelectric material comprises FeSb3 as a p-type thermoelectric material or CoSb3 as an n-type thermoelectric material, and
wherein the Fe—Ni layer comprises Fe and Ni at a weight ratio ranging from 75:25 to 55:45.

US Pat. No. 10,147,843

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING A WINDOW LAYER AND A LIGHT-DIRECTING STRUCTURE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a window layer;
a light-directing structure comprising a porous semiconductor layer formed in an n-type region, the light-directing structure configured to direct light toward the window layer;
a semiconductor structure, disposed between the window layer and the light-directing structure, comprising a light emitting layer disposed between the n-type region and a p-type region;
an opening formed in the semiconductor structure;
a first metal layer in direct contact with the light-directing structure;
a dielectric layer disposed over a first portion of the first metal layer and in the opening;
a second metal layer disposed over the dielectric layer;
a transparent conductive oxide disposed between the p-type region and the window layer and in direct contact with the p-type region;
a first hole formed in the dielectric layer, wherein the first hole exposes the transparent conductive oxide such that the second metal layer is in direct contact with the transparent conductive oxide through the first hole; and
a second hole formed in the dielectric layer, such that a second portion of the first metal layer is over the dielectric layer and in direct contact with the first portion of the first metal layer in the second hole.

US Pat. No. 10,147,573

REFLOWABLE THERMAL FUSE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A reflowable thermal fuse, comprising:a conduction element with a first elastic portion and a second elastic portion, the first elastic portion applying force on the conduction element in an activated state of the thermal fuse;
a sensor in mechanical communication with the first elastic portion of the conduction element;
a restraining element securing the second elastic portion of the conduction element and thereby prevent the second elastic portion from applying force on the conduction element in an installation state of the thermal fuse;
a heating element; and
a plurality of mounting pads that enable surface mounting the thermal fuse;
wherein first and second ends of the first elastic portion are in electrical communication with the first and second mounting pads of the plurality of mounting pads to form a load current path of the thermal fuse;
wherein the second end of the first elastic portion connects to the second mounting pad through the sensor;
wherein a first end of the second elastic portion connects to the second mounting pad through the sensor, and a second end of the second elastic portion connects to a bonding plate disposed on the heating element through the restraining element;
wherein application of an activating current through the heating element, causes heat generated and transferred to the restraining element, makes the restraining element to lose resilience, and thereby release the second elastic portion and place the thermal fuse in the activated state;
wherein the sensor loses its ability to hold the first elastic portion in place and allows the conduction element to open during a subsequent fault condition.

US Pat. No. 10,146,986

CAPACITIVE IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

SUNASIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A capacitive image sensor having an array of a plurality of capacitive sensing units for transforming a distance between each of the plurality of capacitive sensing units and a surface of an adjacent finger into an output electric potential, characterized in that each of the plurality of capacitive sensing units comprises:a protective layer;
a first sensing plate, formed under the protective layer;
a second sensing plate, formed under the first sensing plate;
an active semiconductor circuitry, formed under the second sensing plate and connected to the first and second sensing plates, comprising:
a first switch, connected between the second sensing plate and a reference voltage source, wherein a reference voltage is provided to the second sensing plate by the reference voltage source while the first switch is turned on;
a second switch, connected between the first sensing plate and ground, for discharging the first sensing plate when turned on;
a third switch, connected between the second sensing plate and ground, for discharging the second sensing plate when turned on; and
a voltage follower, having an output node and an input node which is connected to the second sensing plate;
at least one first insulating layer, formed between the first sensing plate and the second sensing plate; and
at least one second insulating layer, formed between the second sensing plate and the active semiconductor circuitry,
wherein a reference capacitor is formed between the first sensing plate and the second sensing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,146,793

MAP-REDUCE READY DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

MapR Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A system to avoid data loss comprising:a plurality of cluster nodes storing a plurality of containers comprising file system objects;
a plurality of replicated containers, each replicated container in the plurality of replicated containers comprising a copy of a container in the plurality of containers, the replicated container stored on a first cluster node in the plurality of cluster nodes different from a second cluster node in the plurality of cluster nodes storing the container; and
a replication chain associated with each container in the plurality of containers to avoid data loss, the replication chain comprising a master container and a slave container, the master container being an initial container in the replication chain, wherein the replication chain for the container is changed if a cluster node holding the replicated container is taken out of service, or if the cluster node holding the replicated container returns to service, wherein the master container receives an update to the slave container and propagates the update to the replication chain;
a storage pool including:
a block allocation bitmap indicating which blocks in a disk are in use;
a transaction log comprising a list of pointers to disk regions that hold log data;
a container map comprising a mapping from a container identification (id) to a container specification of the container in the storage pool; and
a super-block containing offsets to starting points of the block allocation bitmap, the transaction log, and the container map.

US Pat. No. 10,145,747

DETECTION OF UNDESIRABLE FORCES ON A SURGICAL ROBOTIC ARM

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A system, comprising:a first robotic arm, comprising:
at least two linkages,
at least one joint connecting the at least two linkages,
at least one torque sensor configured to detect torque between the at least two linkages, and
an instrument device manipulator (IDM) connected to a distal end of the first robotic arm;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-executable instructions to cause the processor to:
measure a first torque value at the at least one joint based on an output of the torque sensor,
determine a second torque value at the at least one joint based on a position of the first robotic arm, the second torque value indicative of a gravitational component of the torque between the at least two linkages,
determine a first force at the IDM based on a difference between the first and second torque values, and
determine whether the first robotic arm has collided with an object based on the first force at the IDM.

US Pat. No. 10,145,521

LED STRIP-SHAPED LAMP WITH A CONNECTING STRUCTURE

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. An LED strip-shaped lamp with a connecting structure, comprising:a first lamp housing, a plug disposed on the first lamp housing, a second lamp housing coupled with the first lamp housing, a socket on the second lamp housing and coupled to the plug; the plug comprising a first magnet disposed at an end of the first lamp housing and a first pad coupled within the first lamp housing, a first electrical connector fixed in the first pad; the first pad sandwiched between the first lamp housing and the first magnet;
the socket comprising a second magnet disposed at an end of the second lamp housing and a second electrical connector fixed in the second pad, a second electrical connector fixed in the second pad; the second pad sandwiched between the second lamp housing and the second magnet;
the first magnet and the second magnet attracting each other to couple the first lamp housing and the second lamp housing; when the first and second magnets are coupled, the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector being coupled to each other to connect electrically.

US Pat. No. 10,145,485

COMPRESSOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUCH A COMPRESSOR DEVICE

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A compressor device that comprises:a liquid-injected compressor element that is equipped with a compression chamber with at least one coolant inlet, and which furthermore comprises a gas outlet,
a gas/coolant separation tank connected to the gas outlet, and
a cooling circuit equipped with a cooler that extends between the separation tank and the at least one coolant inlet of the compression chamber, and which is equipped with control means to adjust a temperature of a coolant flow supplied to the compressor element,
wherein the aforementioned control means comprise a first and a second sub-controller, each with a different target parameter based on a first operating condition and a second operating condition,
wherein the aforementioned control means also comprise switching means to place only one of the two sub-controllers in an activated state and only the other of the two sub-controllers in a deactivated state based on a selected target parameter during the first operating condition and place the deactivated sub-controller in the activated state and the other of the two sub-controllers in the deactivated state during the second operating condition to control the coolant flow through the cooling circuit and the cooler,
wherein the aforementioned first sub-controller comprises a first shut-off valve and a first connecting channel configured to allow the coolant flow to flow through the first shut-off valve,
wherein the aforementioned second sub-controller comprises a second shut-off valve and a second connecting channel configured to allow the coolant flow to flow through the second shut-off valve, and
wherein the aforementioned first and second shut-off valves are equipped with a common housing, and
wherein in the deactivated sub-controller, the respective first or second connecting channel through the deactivated sub-controller is closed off so that a link of the coolant flow through the deactivated sub-controller is not formed and the respective first or second shut-off valve does not affect an opening or closing of the respective first or second connecting channel of the deactivated sub-controller, and
wherein the control means is configured in a way such that the coolant flow always entirely or partially flows over sensor elements of both the first sub-controller and the second sub-controller independently of the state of the first sub-controller and the second sub-controller.

US Pat. No. 10,145,154

DOUBLE PULL LATCH FOR CLOSURE PANEL SUCH AS HOOD

Magna Closures Inc., New...

1. A latch for a closure panel for a vehicle, comprising:a ratchet rotatable between a primary closed position, a secondary closed position and an open position, wherein the ratchet is biased towards the open position;
a pawl rotatable between a primary locking position, a secondary locking position and an unlocking position, the pawl having a bias towards the primary locking position, in the primary closed position the pawl having a pawl locking surface for engaging a primary locking surface on the ratchet and holding the ratchet in the primary closed position and in the secondary closed position the pawl having the pawl locking surface for engaging a secondary locking surface on the ratchet holding the ratchet in the secondary closed position, the pawl having a release arm for engagement with a release lever mechanism;
the release lever mechanism configured for connecting to an actuation handle, the release lever mechanism including a release lever;
wherein pull of the actuation handle, when connected to the release lever mechanism, actuates the release lever mechanism a first time such that the release lever moves from a home position to an actuated position and drives the release lever mechanism to directly engage the pawl via the release arm and drive the pawl against the bias to the secondary locking position causing the ratchet to rotate until the pawl locking surface engages the secondary locking surface and another pull of the actuation handle, when connected to the release lever mechanism, actuates the release lever mechanism a second time and drives the release lever mechanism to directly engage the pawl via the release arm and drive the pawl against said bias to the unlocking position causing the ratchet to move from the secondary closed position to the open position; and
wherein the release lever mechanism includes a double pull lever moveable between an inoperative position in which the double pull lever is disengaged from the release arm upon said pull the first time and an operative position in which the double pull lever directly engages the pawl via the release arm upon said another pull, and when the pawl is driven from the primary locking position to the secondary locking position by the release lever mechanism the double pull lever is in the inoperative position and inhibited by the release arm from moving to the operative position, and when the pawl is in the secondary locking position movement of the release lever mechanism the second time towards the actuated position of the release lever brings the double pull lever to the operative position, wherein the release lever returns to the home position between said pull and said another pull.

US Pat. No. 10,144,725

AMINE CATIONIC LIPIDS AND USES THEREOF

DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of L-2, L-5, L-6, L-22, L-23, L-24, L-25, L-26, L-28, L-29, L-45, and L-48 as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,143,146

HEAT DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Heat Ranger Limited, Ham...

1. A heating apparatus adapted to modify local climatic conditions, said heating apparatus comprisinga base arranged to support the heating apparatus on a support surface,
an inlet stage associated with the base,
a mixer stage connected on top of the inlet stage,
at least one outlet nozzle connected to the mixer stage, said at least one outlet nozzle being adapted to rotate relative to the base,
at least one heating element formed from a hydrocarbon gas burner located inside the mixer stage for vertical flow of heated air, and
an impeller arranged to drive air through the inlet stage into the mixer stage and out at least one outlet nozzle, said impeller being located adjacent to the inlet stage and below said at least one heating element, the at least one outlet nozzle including a plurality of flow stabilization fins located adjacent to an outlet of the at least one outlet nozzle for stabilizing airflow as the heated air exits horizontally through the at least one nozzle,
wherein the mixer stage defines an air flow path which elevates air drawn through the mixer stage.
US Pat. No. 10,144,926

METHOD OF RAPID ISOLATION OF APTAMER BEACONS

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method of identifying a structure switching aptamer for a predetermined target without need for further modification, comprising:contacting the predetermined target with a plurality of candidate oligonucleotide aptamers each attached to a microbead, wherein each candidate oligonucleotide aptamer structurally comprises a three-way junction and (i) has hybridized thereto a second oligonucleotide having a fluorophore attached thereto, and (ii) also has hybridized thereto a third oligonucleotide having a quenching moiety attached thereto, wherein the third oligonucleotide having the quenching moiety is displaced from the candidate oligonucleotide aptamer if the candidate oligonucleotide aptamer binds to a target, and
recovering, by fluorescence-assisted cell sorting, any microbeads that show an increase in fluorescence after contacting with the predetermined target as compared to fluorescence of the plurality before contacting with the predetermined target, and
cloning and sequencing oligonucleotides from the recovered microbeads,
wherein the candidate oligonucleotide aptamer so cloned and sequenced is identified as a structure switching aptamer without need for further modification for the predetermined target.
US Pat. No. 10,143,693

DOSING REGIMEN FOR MISSED DOSES FOR LONG-ACTING INJECTABLE PALIPERIDONE ESTERS

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A dosing regimen for administering an injectable paliperidone palmitate depot to a patient in need of treatment for psychosis, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder that has been treated with a 3-month injectable paliperidone palmitate depot (PP3M), wherein said patient had been last administered a PP3M injection more than 9 months ago, and the next scheduled maintenance dose of the PP3M should be administered to said patient, comprising:(1) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid muscle of said patient a first reinitiation loading dose of 150 mg eq. of monthly injectable paliperidone palmitate depot (PP1M);
(2) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid muscle of said patient a second reinitiation loading dose of 100 mg eq. of PP1M on about the 4th day to about the 12th day after administering said first reinitiation loading dose;
(3) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid or gluteal muscle of said patient a first reinitiation maintenance dose of 50 mg eq. to about 150 mg eq. of PP1M on about the 23th day to about the 37th day after administering said second reinitiation loading dose;
(4) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid or gluteal muscle of said patient a second reinitiation maintenance dose of from about 50 mg eq. to about 150 mg eq. of PP1M on about the 23rd day to about the 37th day after administering of the first reinitiation maintenance dose;
(5) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid or gluteal muscle of said patient a third reinitiation maintenance dose of from about 50 mg eq. to about 150 mg eq. of PP1M on about the 23rd day to about the 37th day after administering of the second reinitiation maintenance dose; and
(6) administering intramuscularly in the deltoid or gluteal muscle of said patient from about 175 mg eq. to about 525 mg eq. of PP3M on about the 23rd day to about the 37th day after administering of the last reinitiation maintenance dose of monthly injectable paliperidone palmitate.

US Pat. No. 10,149,385

AFFIXING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An affixing structure affixed to a circuit board via a plurality of electrical connection terminals included in an electronic component, whereinat least one second side wall of the electronic component that is perpendicular to a first side wall where the electrical connection terminals are arranged is adhesively supported on the circuit board by a support, with use of an adhesive having elasticity;
a height (H3) of a part of the support in contact with the second side wall of the electronic component is greater than or equal to a height (H2) from the circuit board to a position of the center of gravity of the electronic component;
a length (L) of the support in a direction following the first side wall is greater than or equal to the height (H3), and
the electric component is a transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,149,354

POWER CONVERTER CONTROLLER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A controller for controlling a power converter to convert electrical power at an input voltage into electrical power at an output voltage, the controllercomprising
an input port configured to receive a voltage representative of the input voltage;
an input voltage measuring unit configured to sample a measuring voltage and determine a measurement value that is representative of the input voltage;
a switch;
a diode connectable with a storage unit to provide a supply voltage for the controller during operation of the controller, and
a resistor which forms a voltage divider with an external resistor connected to the input port, the input voltage measuring unit connected with a terminal of the resistor to measure a portion of the input voltage, the portion determined by the voltage divider ratio;
wherein the switch is controlled to control charging of the storage unit from the voltage at the input port.

US Pat. No. 10,149,349

HEAT GENERATING BODY

1. A heat generating body comprising:a base material comprising a resin plate or resin film, wherein said base material further comprises a first and a second side, wherein the second side of the base material lies opposite to the first side of the base material;
a conductive layer arranged in a planar manner along the first side and the second side of the base material, wherein said conductive layer is formed of a conductive material;
an electrode connected electrically to the conductive layer;
at least two insulating layers, wherein each insulating layer is arranged on the side of the base material on which the conductive layer is provided and formed of an insulating material; and
a first spacer portion and a second spacer portion, wherein each of the spacer portions are arranged between the conductive layer and the insulating layer or a pair of insulating layers and each of the spacer portions are capable of forming an enclosed space between the conductive layer and the insulating layer or a pair of insulating layers; and
wherein the conductive layer comprises a first metal nanowire layer and a second metal nanowire layer wherein the first metal nanowire layer is arranged in a planar manner along the first side of the base material and the second metal nanowire layer is arranged in a planar manner along the second side of the base material, and
wherein the first spacer portion is arranged on the first side of the base material and the second spacer portion is arranged on the second side of the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,149,292

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating over a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining a total bandwidth for a transmission of a message according to a first specification, the total bandwidth comprising a plurality of tones, wherein a portion of the total bandwidth is occupied by a transmission according to a second specification different from the first specification;
logically dividing the plurality of tones between a plurality of useable tones, a plurality of guard tones, and a plurality of direct current tones, to form a tone plan that preserves at least one physical boundary according to the second specification;
logically dividing the plurality of useable tones between a plurality of resource units and one or more of a center block, a left center block, and a right center block, wherein tones from the plurality of useable tones allocated to at least one of the one or more of the center block, the left center block, and the right center block are located on both sides of the at least one physical boundary;
determining an indication, the indication assigning and channel bonding at least two of the plurality of resource units to a wireless communication device of a plurality of wireless communication devices and at least a portion of one of the center block, the left center block, and the right center block to another wireless communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices, wherein the indication does not assign the portion of the total bandwidth that is occupied by the transmission according to the second specification; and
transmitting the indication to the plurality of wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,149,176

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND BASE STATION CONTROL APPARATUS

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

1. A mobile communication system that uses a terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and a satellite mobile communication system, the mobile communication system comprising:terrestrial cellular base stations that perform a radio communication with a mobile station apparatus;
a satellite base station that performs a radio communication with a mobile station apparatus via a communication relay apparatus of an artificial satellite; and
a base station control apparatus of controlling the terrestrial cellular base stations and the satellite base station,
wherein a same frequency band is used for radio communications between the mobile station apparatus and each of the terrestrial cellular base stations and the communication relay apparatus of the artificial satellite in a common area where the terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and the satellite mobile communication system are available, and
wherein the base station control apparatus controls to allocate a first set of time slots used in the terrestrial cellular base stations and a second set of time slots used in the satellite base station in the common area so that none of the first set of time slots overlap with any of the second set of time slots and to increase an allocation rate of the second set of time slots allocated for the satellite base station in a predetermined radio communication frame of the same frequency band in an emergent condition in which a failure occurs in a part of the terrestrial cellular base stations so as to be more than that in a normal condition, in a state that the terrestrial cellular base stations and the satellite base station in the common area are synchronized in time with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,149,094

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO IDENTIFY A PREDEFINED GEOGRAPHICAL REGION IN WHICH A MOBILE DEVICE IS LOCATED

NINTHDECIMAL, INC., San ...

1. A method implemented in a computing device, the method comprising:receiving, in the computing device, a set of coordinates of a location of a mobile device; and
determining, by the computing device, whether the set of coordinates of the location of the mobile device is within a predefined geographical boundary of a geographical region by:
converting, independent of the predefined geographical boundary of the geographical region, the set of coordinates into an identifier of a cell in a grid reference system, wherein convertibility of the set of coordinates to the identifier of the cell indicates that the location identified by the set of coordinates is within the cell in the grid reference system;
storing, in the computing device, a set of cell identifiers, each of the cell identifiers identifying a corresponding cell in the grid reference system that is within the predefined geographical boundary; and
determining, by the computing device, whether the set of cell identifiers stored for the geographical region includes the identifier of the cell converted from the set of coordinates, wherein the set of coordinates of the location of the mobile device is determined to be within the predefined geographical boundary of the geographical region in response to a determination that the set of cell identifiers stored for the geographical region includes the identifier of the cell converted from the set of coordinates.

US Pat. No. 10,148,895

GENERATING A COMBINED INFRARED/VISIBLE LIGHT IMAGE HAVING AN ENHANCED TRANSITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF IMAGE INFORMATION

FLIR SYSTEMS AB, Taby (S...

1. A method comprising:receiving first and second images depicting a scene and having substantially the same field of view, the first and second images comprising visible light (VL) image information and infrared (IR) image information, respectively;
determining a transition area for an enhanced combined image based on a selection rule, wherein the transition area at least partly overlaps corresponding first and second sets of pixel coordinates of the first and second images, wherein the transition area is less than an entirety of the enhanced combined image; and
generating the enhanced combined image by:
assigning pixel values to the transition area based on a temperature-dependent mixing rule applied to pixel values of the corresponding pixel coordinates of the first and second images to provide an enhanced transition between the VL and IR image information of the scene, and
assigning pixel values to pixel coordinates of the enhanced combined image bordering first and second sides of the transition area based on pixel values of the corresponding first or second set of pixel coordinates of the first image or the second image, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,148,018

POWER DISTRIBUTING SOCKET AND POWER DISTRIBUTING UNIT USING THE SAME

Cloud Network Technology ...

1. A power distributing socket comprising: an insulating chassis; and a circuit unit embedded in the insulating chassis;wherein the circuit unit comprises:
an input end; an output end; andlocking terminals respectively connected to the input end and the output end,wherein each of the locking terminals defines a first locking hole;
wherein the power distributing socket further comprises a cover, the cover defines through holes corresponding to the locking terminals, the cover is mounted to the bottom surface, the locking terminals protrude from the cover through the through holes;
wherein the power distributing socket further comprises conducting members, an end of each of the conducting members is connected to the circuit unit through one of the locking terminals;
wherein each of the conducting members comprises a wire; and two connecting bars respectively connected to two ends of the wire; wherein each of the two connecting bars comprises a connecting spacer and a second locking hole defined on the connecting spacer;
wherein the second locking hole aligns with a corresponding first locking hole and a locking member passes through the second locking hole and engages in the first locking hole to lock an end of the wire to the circuit unit.

US Pat. No. 10,145,951

OBJECT DETECTION USING RADAR AND VISION DEFINED IMAGE DETECTION ZONE

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

10. An object-detection system, said system comprising:a radar-sensor used to detect a radar-signal reflected by an object in a radar-field-of-view, said radar-signal indicative of a range and a direction to the object relative to the radar-sensor;
a camera used to capture an image of a camera-field-of-view that overlaps the radar-field-of-view; and
a controller in communication with the radar-sensor and the camera, said controller configured to determine a range-map for the image based on the range and the direction, define a detection-zone in the image based on the range-map, and process only the detection-zone of the image to determine an identity of the object, wherein the radar-signal is also indicative of a RDU range-rate of the object, and the controller is further configured to determine the identity of the object as one of a nearby-object and an occluded-object based on the RDU range and the RDU range-rate.

US Pat. No. 10,145,740

SENSING MULTIPLE PEAK WAVELENGTHS USING COMBINATION OF DUAL-BAND FILTERS

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A spectrum-inspection device, comprising:a sensor unit array comprising a first sensor unit and a second sensor unit;
a dual-band pass filter disposed on the sensor unit array to cover the first sensor unit and the second sensor unit, wherein the dual-band pass filter allows a first waveband and a second waveband of a light beam to pass through;
a filter disposed on the dual-band pass filter to cover the second sensor unit, wherein the filter allows wavelengths of a light beam longer than a first wavelength to pass through;
a second dual-band pass filter disposed on the sensor unit array; and
a second filter disposed on the second dual-band pass filter,
wherein the first wavelength is longer than a peak wavelength of the first waveband and shorter than a peak wavelength of the second waveband,
the sensor unit array comprises a third sensor unit and a fourth sensor unit,
the second dual-band pass filter covers the third sensor unit and the fourth sensor unit and allows a third waveband and a fourth waveband of a light beam to pass through,
the second filter covers the fourth sensor unit and allows wavelengths of a light beam longer than a second wavelength to pass through, and
the second wavelength is longer than a peak wavelength of the third waveband and shorter than a peak wavelength of the fourth waveband, and
the peak wavelength of the third waveband is longer than the peak wavelength of the first waveband and shorter than the peak wavelength of the second waveband, and the peak wavelength of the fourth waveband is longer than the peak wavelength of the second waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,145,701

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CROWD-SOURCED NAVIGATION PROFILE OPTIONS

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

11. A server computing system for recommending a pedestrian route based on crowd-sourced pedestrian navigation associated with an indoor area, the server computing system comprising:a processor;
a memory storing a set of instructions, the instructions executable in the processor to:
upon receiving a selection of a graphical icon among a set of graphical icons displayed at a graphical user interface (GUI) of a mobile device, ones of the set representing a respective route traversal profile option, the GUI depicting a layout of the indoor area and the graphical icon being indicative of a route within the layout, storing route activity data in association with the selected graphical icon during traversal, by the mobile device, of a route within the layout, wherein the route activity data indicative of information pertaining to user activity during traversal;
adding the route activity data to accumulated route navigation data associated with the selected graphical icon; and
based on a predetermined threshold associated with the adding, deploying the respective route traversal profile option represented by the selected graphical icon, the profile option recommending the pedestrian route based at least in part on the route activity data.
US Pat. No. 10,144,672

METHOD FOR PREPARING A SUPERPLASTICIZER

CHRYSO, Issy les Mouline...

1. A method for preparing polyalkoxylated polycarboxylates wherein the following are caused to react in the presence of water and a catalyst at a temperature of between 12020 C. and 250° C.:at least one polycarboxylic acid obtained by polymerization of at least one unsaturated carboxylic acid; and
at least one polyether carrying a free hydroxyl group capable of reacting with a carboxylic function of the said polycarboxylic acid,the method being characterized in that the catalyst is an alkaline or alkaline-earth salt of a strong protic acid, and wherein the reaction does not lead to cleavage of the polyether chains.

US Pat. No. 10,149,410

HEAT CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER EQUIPMENT

Accelink Technologies Co....

5. A heat control device for power equipment, comprising a heat source, a heat sink substrate, a thermal insulation layer, a dissipation heat sink and a thermal control switch,wherein the heat source includes a bottom surface in contact with the heat sink substrate and in thermal contact with the dissipation heat sink; wherein the thermal insulation layer is arranged underlying and in contact with at least one side of the heat sink substrate; and wherein the thermal control switch is in contact with the heat sink substrate; and
wherein the thermal control switch comprises a first heat-conductive material device and a plurality of second heat-conductive material devices, wherein a heat conductivity of the first heat conductive material device is greater than a heat conductivity of the plurality of second heat conductive material devices; and
wherein the plurality of second heat-conductive material devices are arranged between the heat sink substrate and the dissipation heat sink with a distance therebetween, and the plurality of second heat-conductive material devices are in contact with the heat sink substrate and the dissipation heat sink, wherein the first heat-conductive material device is arranged between the second heat-conductive material devices, the first heat-conductive material device having a first surface arranged underlying the heat sink substrate providing a gap therebetween and an opposing second surface in contact with the dissipation heat sink, wherein the thermal insulation layer comprises the gap formed by a closed stagnant air layer between the heat sink substrate and the first surface of the first heat-conductive material device.

US Pat. No. 10,148,905

DIGITAL MEDIUM WITH HIDDEN CONTENT

Intellectual Ventures I L...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium containing machine readable instructions that, in response to reading by a computing system, cause the computing system to perform operations comprising:presenting an interface to a user, wherein the interface includes a plurality of menus that specify availability of apparent content stored on the computer-readable medium, wherein the computer-readable medium stores hidden non-apparent content accessible via a particular sequence of commands made through the interface, wherein none of the plurality of menus specify availability of the non-apparent content; and in response to determining that the particular sequence of commands has not been correctly followed:
directing the user away from the non-apparent content to the apparent content; and
preventing the user from fast-forwarding through the apparent content.

US Pat. No. 10,147,996

STRAIN RELIEF ANTENNA WIRING CONNECTOR IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board having wire securing slots along an edge of the printed circuit board and electrical connectors on a side of the printed circuit board adjacent to the edge; and
electronic components having wires extending therefrom, the wires each passing through and being secured in a respective one of the wire securing slots and connected to one of the electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,147,444

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND VOICE TRIGGER METHOD THEREFOR

AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A method for waking up an electronic apparatus using voice trigger, comprising:receiving a current voice signal;
extracting a current voice feature of the current voice signal;
determining whether a previous voice feature of a previous voice signal is stored;
wherein if it is determined that the previous voice feature is stored and a degree of similarity between the current voice feature and the previous voice feature is larger than or equivalent to a similarity threshold,
(A) adjusting a confidence threshold according to a false acceptance situation or a false rejection situation corresponding to the previous voice feature, or
(B) determining whether to wake up the electronic apparatus according to the false acceptance situation or the false rejection situation corresponding to the previous voice feature;
wherein if it is determined that the previous voice feature of the previous voice signal is not stored, then the method further comprises:
comparing the current voice feature with a key phrase voice model using a matching algorithm to obtain a confidence score;
determining whether the confidence score is larger than or equivalent to the confidence threshold;
waking up the electronic apparatus if the confidence score is larger than or equivalent to the confidence threshold; and
not waking up the electronic apparatus if the confidence score is smaller than the confidence threshold;
wherein after waking up the electronic apparatus, the method further comprises:
(1) determining whether the current voice feature corresponds to the false acceptance situation according to a user interaction and range of confidence score;
(2) if it is determined that the current voice feature corresponds to the false acceptance situation, then the current voice feature is stored and the confidence threshold is adjusted according to the user interaction;
wherein the user interaction comprises a frequency of consecutive false acceptance, and the step of adjusting the confidence threshold according to the user interaction comprises:
(1) determining whether the frequency of consecutive false acceptance is larger than a frequency threshold; and
(2) increasing the confidence threshold if the frequency of consecutive false acceptance is larger than the frequency threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,146,630

BLOCK CHANGES FRAMEWORK FOR DELTA FILE INCREMENTAL BACKUP

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing incremental block based backups for volume and sub-file level backups, comprising:providing a change block tracking driver component that has a write handler component tracking changed blocks and a device control handler switching changed block bitmaps across various points in times defined by incoming writes against a volume device allowing tracking of block level writes for incremental backups without requiring a target system to be rebooted for a filter driver to successfully attach to all volume device stacks built prior to registering the filter to prevent downtime for a production server serving the target system;
maintaining a context of the change block tracking driver as a driver context using a single bitmap that represents the volume being tracked;
maintaining the bitmap as the only element to track changes across the volume backups and multiple application backups of multiple applications involving different sub-file level backups; and
maintaining a persistent store database for file blocks used by each application of the multiple applications and having an extents table and a file system index table to allow each application of the multiple applications to maintain a respective state and rollback respective changes into the driver context.

US Pat. No. 10,145,731

PERFORMANCE TESTING DEVICE FOR MULTI-CHANNEL TUNABLE LASER

Accelink Technologies Co....

1. A performance testing device for a multi-channel tunable laser, comprising:a collimating and coupling lens, a first beam splitter, a power testing unit, a side-mode suppression ratio testing unit, and a control and drive unit, the control and drive unit being in control connection with the power testing unit and the side-mode suppression ratio testing unit;
the power testing unit comprising a second beam splitter positioned in a reflection path of the first beam splitter, and a first photodetector positioned in a transmission path of the second beam splitter;
the side-mode suppression ratio testing unit comprising a third beam splitter, a fourth beam splitter, a first etalon, a second etalon, a third etalon, a second photodetector, a third photodetector, and a fourth photodetector, the third beam splitter being positioned in a reflection path of the second beam splitter, along a reflection path of the third beam splitter being provided the first etalon and the second photodetector in this order, along a transmission path of the third beam splitter being provided the fourth beam splitter, along a reflection path of the fourth beam splitter being provided the second etalon and the third photodetector in this order, along a transmission path of the fourth beam splitter being provided the third etalon and the fourth photodetector in this order, the first etalon, the second etalon and the third etalon having a free spectral range three times as large as a channel spacing of the tunable laser under test, and the closest distance between transmission peaks of any two of the etalons being equal to the channel spacing of the tunable laser under test.

US Pat. No. 10,145,529

OPTICAL LENS PACKAGE FOR AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING APPLICATION

Lumileds LLC, San, CA (U...

1. Optical lens package having a lens body comprising a base, a central surface section opposite to the base, an optical axis and a peripheral surface section extending between the central surface section and the base,said central surface section at least partly having a convex shape in at least a first cross-sectional plane including the optical axis,
wherein the central surface section is centered with respect to the optical axis of the lens package;
wherein, at a location of a transition of the peripheral surface section into the central surface section, at least a portion of said peripheral surface section has a concave shape in at least said first cross-sectional plane;
wherein, when a light source is arranged at a designated position on the optical axis,
the central surface section is configured to collimate light received from the light source at a smaller angle with respect to the optical axis than an angle of the light collected by the concave shaped portion of the peripheral surface section with respect to the optical axis, and
the concave shaped portion is configured to spread the light collected by it from the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,149,042

DETECTION CIRCUIT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method of detecting properties of an accessory removably connected to electronic circuitry via a multi-pole connector, the method comprising:applying a first current through components of the accessory connected to a first pair of poles of said multi-pole connector, such that a first voltage is generated at a first input of a comparator;
applying a second current through components of the accessory connected to a second pair of poles of said multi-pole connector, such that a second voltage is generated at a second input of the comparator;
varying one of the first and second currents such that the first voltage and the second voltage have a predetermined relationship; and
determining an impedance property of at least one of the components of the accessory from values of the first and second currents that produce the predetermined relationship between the first voltage and the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,148,591

METHOD AND MULTI-CARRIER TRANSCEIVER WITH STORED APPLICATION PROFILES FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II ...

1. A transceiver of a pair of transceivers, the transceiver configured to:detect activation of a new application;
determine transmission parameters corresponding to the new application, wherein the transmission parameters are mutually generated by the pair of transceivers, the mutually generated transmission parameters including at least one locally generated transmission parameter generated by the transceiver and at least one remotely generated transmission parameter obtained from the other transceiver of the pair of transceivers;
generate a new application profile for the new application based at least in part on the mutually generated transmission parameters; and
allocate a latency path to the new application based at least in part on the new application profile.

US Pat. No. 10,147,861

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

JikoPower, Inc., Auburn,...

1. A thermoelectric generation unit, comprising:a reservoir configured to hold a liquid;
a handle coupled to the reservoir;
a heat conductive probe that is coupled to the reservoir and that is configured to conduct heat obtained from a heat source; and
a thermoelectric generation module that is positioned between the probe and the reservoir, such that a temperature gradient is produced within the thermoelectric generation module due to a relative temperature difference between the probe and liquid within the reservoir, wherein the thermoelectric generation module generates an electric current based on the temperature gradient.

US Pat. No. 10,147,412

ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL SIMULATED NOISE AUDIO OUTPUT FOR ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL TESTING

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A vehicle comprising:a passenger compartment;
an engine and/or powertrain producing noise that is audible in the passenger compartment when the engine and/or powertrain is running; and
an active noise control arrangement, including:
a first loudspeaker disposed within a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
a source of audio data;
a digital signal processor configured to receive the audio data and transmit an audio signal to the first loudspeaker dependent upon the audio data;
a microphone disposed within the passenger compartment and configured to:
convert the sound from the first loudspeaker and the noise within the passenger compartment into a microphone signal; and
transmit the microphone signal to the digital signal processor, wherein the digital signal processor modifies the audio signal such that the audio signal attenuates the noise in the passenger compartment;
a second loudspeaker; and
a vehicle processor configured to:
receive actual vehicle operational data; and
transmit a simulated noise signal to the second loudspeaker for use in testing effectiveness of the active noise control arrangement in attenuating noise when the engine and/or powertrain is not running and not producing noise, the simulated noise signal being dependent upon the actual vehicle operational data.

US Pat. No. 10,147,211

ARTIFICIALLY RENDERING IMAGES USING VIEWPOINT INTERPOLATION AND EXTRAPOLATION

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:moving a mobile device with a camera through space in a locally convex or locally concave motion;
obtaining, from the camera throughout the movement of the mobile device, a plurality of frames having location information obtained from Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU) information and depth information, wherein the plurality of frames include a first frame and a second frame;
moving a set of control points perpendicular to a trajectory between the first frame and the second frame, wherein the first frame includes a first image captured using the camera from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured using the camera from a second location, wherein each control point is moved based on an associated depth of the control point, the depth of each of the control points being determined from the amount of frame-to-frame motion of the control points between the first frame and the second frame, wherein control points located at a further depth are moved less than control points located at a closer depth, wherein the set of control points is associated with a single layer among multiple layers;
generating an artificially rendered image corresponding to a third location outside of the trajectory by extrapolating individual control points using the set of control points for the third location and extrapolating pixel locations using the individual control points, wherein generating the artificially rendered image occurs on the fly based on content-weighted keypoint tracks between the first image and the second image, the IMU information, and the depth information; and
generating a surround view by fusing the plurality of frames along with the artificially rendered image, wherein the surround view is a three-dimensional multi-view interactive digital media representation (MIDMR) created from two-dimensional images in the plurality of frames and the artificially rendered image.
US Pat. No. 10,143,175

HYBRID PEPPER PLANT NAMED HMX5125

HM.Clause, Inc., Davis, ...

1. A seed of Capsicum annuum pepper hybrid designated HMX5125, wherein a representative sample of seed of said hybrid having been deposited under NCIMB No. 42765.

US Pat. No. 10,149,407

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

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:configuring a computer system with an operating system, a fan in communication with a target device, and a controller connected to the fan;
connecting a detecting circuit to the target device, the circuit detecting a time-variable rate of current consumed by the target device and sending an indicative signal to the controller in response to detection of the time variable rate of current;
managing a rotational speed of the fan with the controller, including adjusting the rotational speed of the fan according to the time-variable rate of current in response to a surge of workload, wherein the adjusting is instantaneous;
controllably driving the fan to operate at a maximum rotation speed through the controller when the operation state is a first predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a first predetermined value, wherein the first predetermined state comprises a first power state (PS) mode at least partially defined with a first current consumed by the target device and at least one second PS mode at least partially defined with at least one second current consumed by the target device, wherein the first current is greater than the second current; and
executing a predetermined operation through the operating system when the operation state is a second predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a second predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,149,343

USE OF BASEBAND TRIGGERS TO COALESCE APPLICATION DATA ACTIVITY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment (UE) device, comprising:a radio;
a baseband processor (BB) operatively coupled to the radio; and
an application processor (AP) operatively coupled to the BB;
wherein the wireless UE device is configured to:
receive, at the AP, cellular link information from the BB, wherein the cellular link information indicates whether a cellular link of the wireless UE device is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state or an RRC idle state, wherein the cellular link information further comprises an indication of link quality of the cellular link;
determine, by the AP, network activity timing for one or more applications based at least in part on the cellular link information; and
initiate, by the AP, network activity for the one or more applications according to the determined network activity timing; and
wherein the AP is further configured to:
delay initiating a network activity with delay tolerance above a delay tolerance threshold if the link quality of the cellular link is below a link quality threshold; and
initiate network activity with delay tolerance above the delay tolerance threshold if the link quality of the cellular link is above the link quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,148,724

DELIVERY OF VIDEO MAIL TO CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENTS VIA PODCASTS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a controlled-environment facility content server, a digital video file or series of digital image files, directed to a resident of the controlled-environment facility;
converting the video file or series of digital image files into a podcast;
downloading, within the controlled-environment facility, the podcast, from the controlled-environment facility content server to a controlled-environment facility resident media device disposed within the controlled-environment facility; and
notifying the resident of availability of the podcast for viewing on the controlled-environment facility resident media device.

US Pat. No. 10,148,113

CHARGING METHOD, DEVICE AND CHARGING DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A charging method, applied to a charging device and comprising:sending a quick-charging request to a device needing to be charged;
receiving a quick-charging permission instruction in response to the quick-charging request from the device needing to be charged;
sending a notification request for obtaining a voltage value of a cell of the device needing to be charged to the device needing to be charged;
receiving the voltage value of the cell in response to the notification request from the device needing to be charged;
performing current regulation based on the voltage value of the cell and outputting a power signal after the current regulation to charge the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,147,216

INTELLIGENT CAMERA

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method to create a portrait image in real time with a cell phone camera, the method comprising:receiving an image from a camera and a depth measurement from a depth sensor, the camera and the depth sensor substantially collocated with each other;
separating the image into an image of a foreground object and an image of a background object using the depth measurement and a neural network trained to receive the image and the depth measurement and to identify the foreground object and the background object, the neural network running on a processor optimized to execute operations associated with the neural network wherein the neural network comprises a plurality of layers arranged sequentially, each layer in the plurality of layers comprising a plurality of nodes performing a plurality of computations in parallel;
measuring an amount of time associated with separating the image into the image of the foreground object and the image of the background object;
when the amount of time exceeds a predetermined amount of time, distributing a first plurality of nodes associated with a first layer in the plurality of layers across multiple processors associated with a cell phone until the amount of time is below the predetermined amount of time;
blurring the image of the background object; and
overlaying the image of the foreground object and the blurred image of the background object to obtain the portrait image.

US Pat. No. 10,146,431

TOUCH PANEL DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A touch panel device comprising:a rectangular screen including a detection region for a button on the screen and a respective visible display region for indicating a position of the detection region, the detection region being smaller than, and completely inside, the respective visible display region and having an area greater than an area of a detected contact in the detection region; and
a control section for setting a parallelogram shape of the detection region for the button for generating a control signal in response to the contact detected in the detection region, said control signal indicating a corresponding input;
wherein the parallelogram shape of the detection region has a top boundary, a bottom boundary, a right boundary, and a left boundary, with the top and bottom boundaries being parallel to one another and to a boundary of the visible display region and the left and right boundaries being parallel to one another and inclined with respect to a side edge of the rectangular screen and the visible display region, the inclination being determined based on a hand configuration setting associated with a hand used to contact the detection region, the hand configuration setting being based on user input regarding handedness preferences or a default hand configuration setting; and
wherein the visible display region is not identical to the detection region and comprises a non-detection region.

US Pat. No. 10,145,689

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PEDESTRIAN LOCALIZATION

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of localizing a mobile device along a pedestrian route traversed in an indoor area, the mobile device including a processor and a memory, the method executed in the processor and comprising:localizing the mobile device to an estimated first position within the indoor area based on accessing, from a first memory tier of the memory, a first portion fingerprint data that includes fingerprint data of a first subset area of the indoor area, the first subset area at least partly surrounding the estimated first position, wherein the fingerprint data comprises a plurality of portions, each of the plurality of portions corresponding to a subset area of the indoor area, and wherein the first memory tier includes the first portion of the plurality of portions of the fingerprint data and a second memory tier of the memory includes one or more of remaining portions of the plurality of portions of the fingerprint data;
detecting a traversal of the mobile device along the route to an estimated second position within the indoor area; and
when a difference between the estimated first and second positions exceeds a threshold distance, replacing the first portion fingerprint data of the first memory tier upon pre-fetching a second portion fingerprint data from the second memory tier, the second portion fingerprint data including fingerprint data of a second subset area of the indoor area, the second subset area at least partly surrounding the estimated second position.

US Pat. No. 10,143,806

DRIVE AND DOSING DEVICE WITH A STOP ELEMENT FOR PREVENTING THE SETTING OF A DOSE

TECPHARMA LICENSING AG, ...

1. A drive and dosing device for an injection device configured for the attachment of a cartridge, the drive and dosing device comprising:a housing;
a piston rod comprising a distal end and a thread, the piston rod moveable in a dispensing direction with respect to the housing for dispensing a product;
a rotation member engaged with the thread of the piston rod and rotationally secured to a stop limiter, wherein the rotation member is engaged with the thread of the piston rod such that the rotation member causes the piston rod to move in the dispensing direction when the rotation member is rotated in a first direction relative to the piston rod;
a dose knob rotatable in a dose setting direction relative to the housing or the piston rod to increase a dose to be dispensed from the cartridge; and
a stop element comprising a catch, the stop element threadedly engaged with the thread of the piston rod,
wherein the dose knob is coupled with the stop element such that rotating the dose knob in the dose setting direction results in rotating the stop element relative to the piston rod, whereby the stop element is moved towards the distal end of the piston rod and the catch is moved towards the stop limiter, and
wherein the stop element prevents rotation of the dose knob in the dose setting direction when the catch abuts the stop limiter.