US Pat. No. 10,161,725

INITIATOR

Excelitas Technologies Co...

1. An initiator comprising:an over voltage protection circuitry housing;
an over voltage protection circuitry configured to be received within the over voltage protection circuitry housing comprising:
a first lead configured to charge a main charge capacitor above an EFI threshold voltage;
a solid state switch connected to the main charge capacitor and a gate driver, the solid state switch configured to be off until driven to conduction by the gate driver; and
the gate driver connected to a second lead,
wherein the gate driver is configured to not drive the solid state switch to conduction if voltage less than a gate driver operating voltage is present on the second lead, and the charge voltage on the capacitor is at or above the predetermined switching voltage of greater than 500 volts;
an electro-explosive device comprising a first charge and an exploding foil initiator (EFI) in electrical communication with the solid state switch and the main charge capacitor at a distal end of the over voltage protection circuitry housing, the EFI configured to initiate the first charge when subject to a voltage above the EFI threshold voltage; and
an igniter comprising an igniter housing wall separating the electro-explosive device from an igniter charge disposed within the igniter,
wherein the gate driver is configured to switch the solid state switch to discharge the main charge capacitor through the solid state switch and subject the EFI to a voltage above the EFI threshold voltage causing detonation of the first charge by the EFI, and a shock wave resulting from the detonation of the first charge is configured to detonate the igniter charge through the igniter housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,161,363

FUEL PREHEATER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A fuel preheater for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a mixing chamber having a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port;
a first conduit having opposed first and second ends, the first end thereof receiving environmental air, the second end thereof being connected to the fluid inlet port of said mixing chamber for delivering the environmental air into an interior region of said mixing chamber;
at least one fuel injector mounted within said mixing chamber for atomizing a liquid fuel to form a fuel vapor within the interior region of said mixing chamber;
a second conduit having opposed first and second ends, the first end thereof being connected to the fluid outlet port of said mixing chamber;
a heating tube mounted about said second conduit and having opposed first and second ends, wherein each of the first and second ends of said heating tube is sealed about an exterior surface of said second conduit, said heating tube further having an exhaust inlet port and an exhaust outlet port; and
a third conduit having opposed first and second ends, the first end thereof being connected to the exhaust outlet port of said heating tube, the second end thereof being connected to an inlet port of said first conduit,
wherein said heating tube receives a portion of exhaust from an internal combustion engine through the exhaust inlet port, the portion of the exhaust flowing about the exterior surface of said second conduit and being output from said heating tube into said third conduit, through the exhaust outlet port, the portion of the exhaust mixing with the environmental air to form a mixture of the environmental air, the portion of the exhaust and the fuel vapor in the interior region of said mixing chamber, the mixture of the environmental air, the portion of the exhaust and the fuel vapor flowing through said second conduit and being preheated by heat transfer with the portion of the exhaust flowing through said heating tube, the mixture of the environmental air, the portion of the exhaust and the fuel vapor being delivered to the internal combustion engine for combustion of the fuel vapor through the second end of said second conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,165,720

PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION DEVICE OF COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A production optimization device of a component mounting line in which components are mounted on a circuit board using component mounting machines, comprising:a first optimization device to optimize production of the component mounting line under conditions in which a selection range of members to use in the production is restricted to within a range of members present to the component mounting line;
a second optimization device to optimize the production of the component mounting line under conditions in which restriction of the selection range of the members to use in the production is removed for at least a subset of the members; and
display device for displaying optimization results of the first optimization device and optimization results of the second optimization device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,640

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR INTEGRATED LED DRIVER

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module comprising:a first dielectric layer on a base metal substrate;
a first patterned metal layer on the first dielectric layer;
a local shielding area within the first patterned metal layer, the local shielding area comprising a substantially continuous area of conductive material;
a second dielectric layer on the first patterned metal layer;
a second patterned metal layer on the second dielectric layer;
one or more LEDs on the second patterned metal layer, wherein the one or more LEDs are thermally coupled to the base metal substrate;
one or more devices on the second patterned metal layer configured to provide a target current to the one or more LEDs, wherein a device of the one or more devices carries a steep slope voltage waveform and is located above at least a portion of the local shielding area; and
a DC voltage node on the second patterned metal layer, wherein the DC voltage node is electrically connected to the local shielding area.

US Pat. No. 10,165,589

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FREQUENCY AND TIME DOMAIN DOWNLINK INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a server, a resource allocation for a first small cell radio that corresponds to a maximum overall throughput performance for a plurality of user equipment (UE) served by the first small cell radio, the resource allocation corresponding to scheduling a first number of UE for a first type of radio subframes and scheduling a second number of UE for a second type of radio subframes, wherein the first type of radio subframes and the second type of radio subframes are different types of radio subframes;
communicating performance metric information comprising the resource allocation to an external computing device;
receiving resource allocation parameters for the first small cell radio from the external computing device, wherein the resource allocation parameters include at least one of:
a first value for a fraction of resources that can be scheduled in the first type of subframes for a fractional frequency reuse (FFR) portion of one or more subframes of the first type;
a second value for a fraction of resources that can be scheduled in the second type of subframes for a FFR portion of one or more subframes of the second type; and
a third value for a fraction of resources that can be scheduled in both the first type of subframes and the second type of subframes for a FFR portion of one or more subframes associated with both the first type and the second type;
exchanging interference information with at least a second small cell radio; and
scheduling, using at least the resource allocation parameters and the interference information, downlink resource transmissions for the first type of subframes and for the second type of subframes for the plurality of UE.

US Pat. No. 10,165,717

COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting device, comprising:a feeder which is detachably mounted to a base and that continuously feeds a first carrier tape and a second carrier tape to a component supply position without splicing;
a moving body capable of moving in an XY plane in relation to the base;
a component mounting head which is supported by the moving body and holds a suction nozzle which picks up a component which is supplied to the component supply position;
an imaging device which is supported by the moving body and images the component which is supplied to the component supply position;
an identification device that identifies a position of a component which is a first component of the second carrier tape when the first carrier tape is switched to the second carrier tape before picking up the component based on the imaging of the component by the imaging device; and
a correction control device that determines a positional correction of the moving body based on the position of the component identified by the identification device and corrects a position of the moving body in accordance with the positional correction such that the suction nozzle picks up the component at the identified position of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,160,175

PRESS MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SLIDE OF PRESS MACHINE

Aida Engineering, Ltd., ...

1. A press machine comprising:a main slide reciprocable in a rectilinear advancing direction;
a main slide drive device configured to drive the main slide to reciprocate in the rectilinear advancing direction;
a sub-slide on which a mold is mounted, the sub-slide reciprocable in the same direction as the main slid, and a compression force applied to the main slide being transmitted to the sub-slide through hydraulic pressure, wherein the main slide and the sub-slide constitute a cylinder-piston mechanism, and the main slide is one of a cylinder and a piston of the cylinder-piston mechanism, while the sub-slide is the other of the cylinder and the piston of the cylinder-piston mechanism;
a sub-slide drive device configured to drive the sub-slide to reciprocate relative to the main slide, the sub-slide drive device driving the sub-slide to reciprocate in the same direction as the main slide in response to a change in the hydraulic pressure; and
a vibration control device configured to control, through the sub-slide drive device, the sub-slide to vibrate at least two times during one press operation cycle, by periodically changing the hydraulic pressure, wherein
a material is formed through cooperation between the main slide drive device and the sub-slide drive device during the one press operation cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,165,698

ANODE TERMINAL FOR REDUCING FIELD ENHANCEMENT

KIMTRON, INC., Oxford, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:an enclosure containing:
a cable well having a ground end affixed to a wall of the enclosure and a high voltage end opposing the ground end; and
an anode terminal affixed to the high voltage end of the cable well, comprising a toroid configured to reduce high voltage arcing,
wherein the toroid of the anode terminal comprises an outer surface having a plurality of radii of curvature, and
wherein the largest radius of curvature of the outer surface of the toroid of the anode terminal is along a section around the outer surface of the toroid having one or more points on the outer surface that are closest to the enclosure, and
wherein the plurality of radii of curvature of the outer surface of the toroid of the anode terminal include a plurality of intermediate radii of curvature less than the largest radius of curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,165,202

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ALIGNMENT OF A PROJECTION IMAGE TO DETECTED INFRARED (IR) RADIATION INFORMATION

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method of presenting a visible representation of infrared (IR) radiation information onto a scene based on IR radiation emitted from the scene, using a thermography arrangement comprising an IR imaging system and a visible light projecting system, the method comprising:capturing, using the IR imaging system, IR radiation information based on detected IR radiation emitted from the scene according to a first field of view of said IR imaging system;
creating a visible representation of the detected IR radiation in the form of an IR image;
determining a plurality of distance values representing distances from the thermography arrangement to different points on the observed scene;
modifying the IR image based on the plurality of distance values; and
projecting, using the visible light projecting system, the modified IR image onto the scene according to a second field of view at least partially overlapping the first field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,162,993

FINGERPRINT DETECTION CIRCUIT, SENSOR AND TOUCH SCREEN

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint detection circuit, comprising:a detection electrode, wherein a first capacitance is formed between a finger and the detection electrode, a second capacitance is formed between the finger and a virtual ground, and a parasitic capacitance is formed between the detection electrode and the virtual ground wherein the virtual ground comprises and alternating-current ground;
an amplifier, wherein an inverting input end of the amplifier is connected to the detection electrode and a non-inverting input end of the amplifier is connected to an excitation signal; and
a feedback capacitance, wherein one end of the feedback capacitance is connected to the inverting input end of the amplifier, an other end of the feedback capacitance is connected to an output end of the amplifier, and the output end of the amplifier outputs an output signal of the fingerprint detection circuit; and
wherein the output signal is;

wherein Vout is the output signal of the fingerprint detection circuit, Vin is the excitation signal, CP1 is the parasitic capacitance, CF is the feedback capacitance, CS is the first capacitance, and CP2 is the second capacitance.

US Pat. No. 10,165,649

LED DEVICE, LED DRIVER, AND DRIVING METHOD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. An LED device, comprising:a substrate;
a transparent conductive layer on top of the substrate;
a stack of layers on top of the transparent conductive layer defining an LED component, which layers comprise an electroluminescent layer, a top electrode layer, and an encapsulation layer over the top electrode layer;
where the LED device further comprises a capacitive encoding structure; the capacitive encoding structure comprising a capacitor electrode layer formed on top of the encapsulation layer, the encapsulation layer forming a capacitor dielectric layer between the top electrode layer and capacitor electrode layer; the capacitor electrode layer having an effective area to define a capacitance between the capacitor electrode layer and the top electrode layer of the stack of layers corresponding to an emissive area of the LED component wherein the area of the capacitor electrode determined by capacitance measurements encodes information concerning the electrical characteristics of the LED component.

US Pat. No. 10,165,703

DATA-CENTER DRAWER AND CABLE TRACK ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A data-center drawer comprising:an outer assembly configured to be removably attached to a data-center rack;
an inner assembly that houses at least one computing component and that is configured to extend between:
a closed position in which the inner assembly is enclosed within the outer assembly; and
an open position in which the inner assembly is at least partially extended from the outer assembly; and
a cable track, positioned within the inner assembly, that is dimensioned to house at least one cable that provides connectivity to the computing component, wherein at least a portion of a distal end of the cable passes through an opening in a back wall of the inner assembly and connects through the back wall to the outer assembly, such that the opening in the back wall of the inner assembly passes over a middle section of the cable track, and wherein the cable track is configured to:
at least partially fold upon itself as the inner assembly moves from the open position to the closed position; and
at least partially unfold as the inner assembly extends from the closed position to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,164,883

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLOW MANAGEMENT IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch, comprising:one or more ports capable of processing data flows based on a flow rule;
flow circuitry configured to allocate a flow identifier to a generic flow definition, which indicates a flow that is not specific to any input port of the switch;
lookup circuitry configured to:
store, in a first data structure, one or more port-specific flow rules generated based on the generic flow definition, wherein each port-specific flow rule corresponds to a port of the one or more ports; and
store the flow identifier in a respective entry of a second data structure, wherein each entry of the second data structure corresponds to a port of the one or more ports; and
forwarding circuitry configured to determine an egress port for a packet based on one of the one or more port-specific flow rules.

US Pat. No. 10,164,796

FLEXIBLE FLOW TABLE WITH PROGRAMMABLE STATE MACHINE

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A network switch for network communications, the network switch comprises:a first data bus, the first data bus supporting receiving first data;
a second data bus, the second data bus supporting transmitting second data;
a data flow analyzer, the data flow analyzer coupled between the first data bus and the second data bus and including at least:
a first table configured to detect selectable data packet fields within a data flow;
a second table including a programmable state machine, the second table coupled to an output of the first table and configured to retain selectable states of one or more instances of the detected selectable data packet fields;
programmable switch logic configured to output one or more potential actions to be taken based on a selectable computation of the detected selectable data packet fields;
a third table coupled to the programmable switch logic and including encoding for a current state of the selectable states and next state transitions; and
wherein the data flow analyzer communicates with the first data bus to receive and analyze the selectable data packet fields, compute a programmable state and potential actions, and communicate the one or more potential actions to the second data bus.

US Pat. No. 10,164,771

ENCRYPTION METHOD AND ENCRYPTION DEVICE

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. An encryption method, comprising:generating an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) initial key by using a Simplified Advanced Encryption Standard (SAES) encryption algorithm;
expanding the AES initial key to obtain an AES encryption key; and
encrypting information to be encrypted by using the AES encryption key according to an AES encryption algorithm;
wherein the generating the AES initial key by using the SAES encryption algorithm comprises:
configuring an SAES initial key and an SAES plaintext;
performing SAES key processing for the SAES initial key to obtain a processing result;
performing key expansion for the processing result to obtain an SAES encryption key; and
encrypting the SAES plaintext by using the SAES encryption key according to the SAES encryption algorithm to generate the AES initial key;
wherein the performing SAES key processing for the SAES initial key comprises:
combining a number M groups of N-bit data in the SAES initial key together to an M*N-bit serial stream;
performing cyclic shift processing for the M*N-bit serial stream to generate a new M*N-bit serial stream; and
performing a key selection processing for the new M*N-bit serial stream to select a number L groups of adjacent data from the new M*N-bit serial stream, wherein the L groups of adjacent data is used as inputs of the SAES encryption key expansion.

US Pat. No. 10,162,792

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HIGH PRECISION TIME SYNCHRONIZATION

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A data processing system, comprising:a processor;
a Peripheral Component Interface Express (PCIe) link; and
a time processing device coupled to the processor via the PCIe link, the time processing device including time processing logic and a time register, wherein the time processing logic is to receive time data representing date and time from a time data source, and store the time data in the time register,
wherein the time processing device comprises
a first input to receive a first signal from the time data source, the first signal indicating that an update of the time data is available from the time data source, and
a second input to receive a message having the updated time data from the time data source,
wherein the time processing logic is to
detect the first signal received from the first input,
in response to the first signal, decode the time data received from the second input, and
store the decoded time data in the time register, and
wherein the processor retrieves the time data from the time register via a single read instruction over the PCIe link and updates a system clock of the data processing system based on the time data.

US Pat. No. 10,165,714

NOISE CURRENT ABSORBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A noise current absorber, comprising:a pair of magnetic bodies that exhibit an overall cylindrical shape or ring shape when abutted against each other;
a pair of housing parts each including a concave portion, each of the concave portions being capable of housing either of the pair of magnetic bodies, and the pair of magnetic bodies exhibiting a cylindrical shape or ring shape at a time of closure when the concave portions are abutted against each other while the magnetic bodies are housed in the concave portions;
an engaging portion and an engaged portion provided on each of the pair of housing parts across a center of the cylinder or ring of the pair of magnetic bodies, by engaging with each other at the time of closure, the engaging portion and the engaged portion being capable of maintaining a closed state where the pair of magnetic bodies exhibits a cylindrical shape or a ring shape; and
a wall molded integrally with at least a first housing part of the pair of housing parts adjacent to an abutting surface of at least the first housing part against a second housing part of the pair of housing parts, the wall protruding to a side from which the second housing part abuts;
and
a pair of fixing members configured to be fixed to an installation target, each of the pair of fixing members being molded integrally on an outer side of each of the housing parts, and including a screw hole into which the screw can be inserted in a direction orthogonal to a central axis of the cylinder or ring; wherein
the wall is molded integrally on each end surface in a direction along the central axis of each of the housing parts,
the wall is configured as a prismatic shape molded integrally with each of the housing parts, and includes one side in an abutting direction of the pair of housing parts,
a cross section orthogonal to the abutting direction of the prism is configured as a rectangle having short sides along the central axis, and
the short sides are 0.6 mm or longer and long sides in the cross section are 3.8 mm or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,165,707

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IMMERSION COOLING IN A COMPACT-FORMAT CIRCUIT CARD ENVIRONMENT

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. An apparatus for providing immersion cooling in a compact-format circuit card environment, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of circuit cards, each circuit card including first and second longitudinally spaced circuit card subassemblies, connected together into a single circuit card oriented substantially in a lateral-longitudinal plane, the first and second circuit card subassemblies being connected together by a longitudinally extending card connector, the first and second circuit card subassemblies having first and second operating temperatures, respectively, the first and second operating temperatures being different from one another;
a plurality of thermal energy transfer devices, with each thermal energy transfer device being operatively connected to an area of a corresponding circuit card correlated with a selected one of the first and second circuit card subassemblies, each thermal energy transfer device at least partially inducing the respective one of the first and second operating temperatures to a corresponding circuit card subassembly, each thermal energy transfer device transversely overlying at least a supermajority of the corresponding circuit card subassembly and being longitudinally spaced from an other circuit card subassembly of the corresponding circuit card;
at least one first temperature cooling manifold being in selective fluid communication with at least one thermal energy transfer device at least partially inducing the first operating temperature, the first temperature cooling manifold selectively introducing a first cooling fluid into, and selectively removing the first cooling fluid from, the thermal energy transfer device at least partially inducing the first operating temperature;
at least one second temperature cooling manifold being in selective fluid communication with at least one thermal energy transfer device at least partially inducing the second operating temperature, the second temperature cooling manifold selectively introducing a second cooling fluid into, and selectively removing the second cooling fluid from, the thermal energy transfer device at least partially inducing the second operating temperature;
a plurality of manifold interfaces, with each manifold interface being in fluid communication with a corresponding thermal energy transfer device, each manifold interface for selective fluid communication with a corresponding cooling manifold; and
a housing including a first operating fluid inlet in fluid communication via the first temperature cooling manifold with a first operating fluid outlet and a second operating fluid inlet in fluid communication via the second temperature cooling manifold with a second operating fluid outlet, the housing supporting and at least partially surrounding the plurality of circuit cards, the plurality of thermal energy transfer devices, the plurality of manifold interfaces, and the first and second temperature cooling manifolds.

US Pat. No. 10,165,705

PARTITIONED COOLING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising: a casing;an active thermal element and a processor thermally coupled to the active thermal element;
a partition to separate an area within the casing into a first cooling zone that includes the active thermal element and a second cooling zone that includes the processor, wherein there is no airflow between the first cooling zone and the second cooling zone, wherein the first cooling zone provides cooling for the active thermal element; and
a first fan located in the first cooling zone, the first fan to produce airflow for cooling in the first cooling zone and a second fan located in the second cooling zone to produce airflow for the cooling in the second cooling zone,
wherein the active thermal element includes a heat exchanger for cooling the processor, the heat exchanger being located in the first cooling zone between the first fan and at least one outlet vent of a first set of vents located in the first cooling zone.

US Pat. No. 10,162,996

LATCHUP RECOVERY MECHANISM FOR FINGERPRINT SENSOR BASED ON STATE MONITOR AND HANDSHAKE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A method of recovering from latchup state in a fingerprint sensor device, the method comprising:receiving, at a microcontroller of the fingerprint sensor device, raw sensor data from a sensor array in communication with the microcontroller;
comparing the received raw sensor data against a predetermined threshold; and
based at least partly on the comparing, resetting power supplied to the fingerprint sensor device to recover from a latchup state.

US Pat. No. 10,162,182

ENHANCED PIXEL RESOLUTION THROUGH NON-UNIFORM OCULAR PROJECTION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a two-dimensional array of tiles, each tile comprising:
a two-dimensional array of pixels, wherein each pixel is configured to output light so that the two-dimensional array of pixels outputs a respective pattern of light; and
a lens, of a two-dimensional array of lenses, configured to direct at least a portion of the respective pattern of light from the two-dimensional array of pixels to a pupil of an eye of a user; and
one or more processors coupled with the two-dimensional array of tiles and configured to:
obtain a transformed image for projecting a non-transformed image on a retina of the eye of the user, wherein the transformed image is distinct from the non-transformed image in that a first portion of the non-transformed image and a second portion of the non-transformed image have a same size and a first portion of the transformed image that corresponds to the first portion of the non-transformed image and a second portion of the transformed image that corresponds to the second portion of the non-transformed image have distinct sizes;
activate a first subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles for projecting, from the first subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, the first portion of the transformed image on the retina of the eye of the user; and
activate a second subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, that is distinct from the first subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, for projecting, from the second subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, the second portion of the transformed image, that is distinct from the first portion of the transformed image, on the retina of the eye of the user, wherein:
the two-dimensional array of lenses is configured to project, from the first subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, the first portion of the transformed image with a first demagnification ratio and project, from the second subset of the two-dimensional array of tiles, the second portion of the transformed image with a second demagnification ratio that is distinct from the first demagnification ratio so that the first portion of the transformed image, when projected on the retina of the eye, has a first pixel resolution and the second portion of the transformed image, when projected on the retina of the eye, has a second pixel resolution that is distinct from the first pixel resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,165,712

OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING ENHANCED TEMPERATURE STABILITY

HYUNDAI IT CO., LTD., Se...

1. An outdoor display apparatus having enhanced temperature stability comprising: a display panel having a driver board; a rear bracket coupled to the display panel having the driver board; and a housing for accommodating a rear bracket coupled to the display panel, being coupled to a transparent optical member disposed on a front surface of the display panel and having at least one inlet through which external air is introduced and at least one outlet through which internal air is discharged, wherein: the inlet is formed at a lower portion of a rear surface of the housing, the outlet is formed at an upper portion of a rear surface of the housing, and air flows through a first clearance space existing between the rear bracket and the housing, a second clearance space existing between the rear bracket and the rear surface of the display panel and a third clearance space existing between the front surface of the display panel and the transparent optical member; wherein: in a discharge mode for discharging internal heat to the outside, at least one circulation fan and at least one discharge fan provided in the rear bracket operate, the air introduced from the inlet in the lower portion of the rear surface of the housing by the circulation fan absorbs heat while rising up in the first clearance space and then flows into the second and third clearance spaces, the airflow into the second clearance space descend and absorb the heat existing in the second clearance space flows to the outlet in the housing by the operation of the discharge to be discharged to the outside, and the airflow into the third clearance space descend and absorb the heat existing in the third clearance space moves into the second clearance space by the operation of the discharge fan and then rises in the second clearance space while absorbing heat therein to be discharged through the outlet in the housing to the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,165,711

ELECTRICAL DEVICE WITH A COOLING CHANNEL BETWEEN COMPARTMENTS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrical device comprising electrical components, the electrical components of the electrical device being arranged in at least two separate compartments having walls,wherein the at least two compartments are closed and arranged at a distance from each other and a first wall of one compartment and a second wall of another compartment are arranged to form walls of a cooling channel between the compartments,
wherein the electrical components arranged in the at least two separate compartments are electrically interconnected with electrical conductors, and the device comprises at least one conduit between the at least two separate compartments adapted to hold the electrical conductors, and
wherein the at least one conduit is at least partly disposed within the cooling channel, one end of the conduit being connected to the first wall and another end of the conduit being connected to the second wall.

US Pat. No. 10,165,696

REMOVABLE MODULE WITH SPRING LATCH

Adtran, Inc., Huntsville...

1. An electronic module for engaging an electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:a module body having a front face;
at least one electronic device coupled to the module body; and
a resilient sheet-metal member connected to the module body, the resilient sheet-metal member having a face portion substantially coextensive in area with the front face of the module body, having a tab portion resiliently connected to and substantially perpendicular to the face portion, and having a skirt portion resiliently connected to and surrounding a periphery of the face portion and extending substantially perpendicularly to the face portion, the skirt portion comprising a plurality of skirt fingers with notches separating the plurality of skirt fingers from each other, the tab portion extending from only one of the skirt fingers and having a catch portion, the catch portion having an edge substantially parallel to the face portion, the edge configured to engage a portion of the electronic equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,165,656

ONE LED PER PORT AND CONTROLLER CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, San...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network, the system comprising:at least one router operably connected to the Internet and a local network;
at least one controller operably connected to the at least one router;
at least one non-standard PoE power supply having a plurality of PoE ports;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one router, the at least one controller, and the at least one non-standard PoE power supply; and
one LED fixture per PoE port operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the one LED fixture per PoE port; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing a horizontal power or a vertical power that is distributed to the one LED fixture per PoE port.

US Pat. No. 10,165,568

DATA COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SoftBank Corp., Tokyo (J...

1. A data communication apparatus that communicates via a satellite, comprising:an allocation control section that allocates in advance, for audio communication via the satellite, a bandwidth that is larger than a bandwidth needed for current audio communication being performed via the satellite by at least a predetermined bandwidth, wherein
the allocation control section is configured to set a difference between the bandwidth allocated in advance for the audio communication via the satellite and the bandwidth needed for the current audio communication to be larger as the bandwidth needed for the current audio communication becomes larger, and when the bandwidth needed for the current audio communication decreases, the allocation control section is configured to decrease the bandwidth allocated for the audio communication via the satellite in a manner to realize a state in which the bandwidth allocated for the audio communication via the satellite remains larger than the bandwidth needed for the current audio communication after the decrease by at least the predetermined bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,165,684

FLUID CONTROL APPARATUS

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A fluid control apparatus, comprising:a fluid control unit configured to measure a flow rate or pressure of a fluid;
a circuit board configured to send and receive a signal to and from the fluid control unit;
a casing configured to accommodate therein the fluid control unit and the circuit board; and
an apparatus-side connector configured to accept connection from a cable,
wherein the fluid control apparatus further comprises, besides the circuit board, a connector board configured to mount thereon the apparatus-side connector,
wherein the connector board is secured to the circuit board in a state in which at least a part of the connector board is overlapped with the circuit board,
wherein the circuit board comprises a notch part configured to dispose at least a part of the apparatus-side connector, and
wherein the connector board is disposed so as to cover the notch part.

US Pat. No. 10,165,285

VIDEO CODING TREE SUB-BLOCK SPLITTING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An apparatus comprising:an input configured to receive a bitstream, corresponding to a video signal, and including a plurality of treeblocks;
a parser and treeblock splitter configured to:
partition adaptively the plurality of treeblocks (TBs) into a plurality of sub-treeblocks (STBs) such that each of the plurality of TBs corresponding to a respective plurality of STBs; and
output the plurality of STBs, in parallel, via a first pathway and a second pathway of a plurality of pathways;
a video decoder including:
a first decoding engine configured to receive the plurality of STBs via the first pathway and to perform a first at least one video decoding operation to generate a first at least one intermediate decoded resultant; and
a second decoding engine configured to receive the plurality of STBs via the second pathway and to perform a second at least one video decoding operation that is different than and is independent from the first at least one video decoding operation, in parallel with the first decoding engine performing the first at least one video decoding operation, to generate a second at least one intermediate decoded resultant; and
a combiner configured to combine the first at least one intermediate decoded resultant and the second at least one intermediate decoded resultant to generate at least one decoded resultant; and wherein:
the first decoding engine configured to partition adaptively the plurality of STBs further into a plurality of sub-STBs and to perform the first at least one video decoding operation on the plurality of sub-STBs to generate the first at least one intermediate decoded resultant;
the parser and treeblock splitter configured to partition adaptively the plurality of TBs into a plurality of STBs based on at least of at least one characteristic associated with at least one local processing condition of the apparatus and at least one characteristic associated with at least one source device to provide the bitstream via at least one communication network; and
each of the plurality of STBs having a size of 32 pixels by 32 pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,164,520

SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION FOR SWITCHING POWER CONVERTERS

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sacr...

1. A system for providing short-circuit protection for a Switching Power Converter (“SPC”), comprising:an input current sensor electrically connected to detect an input current of the SPC and configured to generate an input current ramp signal SICR representing the detected input current;
an output current sensor electrically connected to detect an output current of the SPC by sensing a pulsing current flowing through an output rectifier of the SPC using at least one current transformer, and configured to generate an output current signal SOC representing the detected output current;
a feedback controller electrically connected to the output current sensor and comprising an integrator configured to generate a current setpoint signal SCSP having a voltage which is based on an error signal received from an error amplifier, the error signal derived from a detected difference between the output current signal SOC and a reference signal; and
a current-mode pulse-width modulator electrically connected to the feedback controller and configured to
generate a series of control pulses to be supplied to the SPC for selectively transitioning at least one switch of the SPC between an on state and an off state, each pulse of the control pulses beginning at a predetermined start time of a switching cycle and ending when either the input current ramp signal SICR exceeds the current setpoint signal SCSP or the pulse's duration reaches a predetermined maximum value,
skip generation of at least one control pulse of the series of control pulses when results of comparator operations indicate that a first voltage level of the input current ramp signal SICR exceeds a second voltage level of the current setpoint signal SCSP proximate a start time of the next control pulse of the series of control pulses, the first voltage level exceeding the second voltage level when an abnormally low load resistance is connected between output terminals of the SPC during operation of the SPC, and
stop operations of the SPC if more than a predetermined number of consecutive switching cycles are skipped;
wherein the current-mode pulse-width modulator comprises a skip controller programmed to cause generation of a control pulse of the series of control pulses when a clock signal and an output signal of a comparator are not asserted.

US Pat. No. 10,162,254

COMPACT LIGHT PROJECTION SYSTEM INCLUDING AN ANAMORPHIC REFLECTOR ASSEMBLY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,165,691

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer wiring board, comprising:(1) a step of integrally laminating an inner layer material with an inner layer wiring pattern formed thereon, an insulating layer, and a metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern, and forming a hole for a via hole in the metal foil and the insulating layer, the hole being formed from the metal foil to the inner layer wiring pattern, an overhang of the metal foil being formed at an opening of the hole and a lower space being formed between the overhang and an inside wall of the hole;
(2) a step of forming a base electroless plating layer within the hole and on the metal foil, then filling in the hole by forming electrolytic filling plating material, and thus forming a via hole that connects the metal foil and the inner layer wiring pattern; and
(3) a step of forming an upper layer wiring pattern on the insulating layer after the formation of the electrolytic filling plating material,
wherein the filling-in of the hole by the formation of the electrolytic filling plating material in step (2) is carried out by temporarily decreasing an electric current density and then increasing the electric current density while performing electrolytic filling plating, and
wherein temporarily decreasing the electric current density occurs when the electrolytic filling plating material fills the lower space between the overhang of the metal foil and the inside wall of the hole, and a thickness of an electrolytic filling plating material deposited on a bottom face of the hole is equal to or smaller than a thickness of the electrolytic filling plating material deposited on the inside wall of the hole and on the metal foil.

US Pat. No. 10,163,808

MODULE WITH EMBEDDED SIDE SHIELD STRUCTURES AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A module, comprising:a circuit package, comprising:
a plurality of electronic components on a substrate;
at least one side shield structure located at a corresponding at least one side edge region of the circuit package and electrically connected to ground, the at least one side shield structure being positioned on the substrate or on a pad on the substrate; and
a molded compound disposed over the substrate, the plurality of electronic components, and the at least one side shield structure, such that each of the at least one side shield structure is partially embedded in the molded compound and has an exposed end uncovered by the molded compound at a side edge of the corresponding at least one side edge region of the circuit package; and
a top external shield layer disposed on a top outer surface of the circuit package and electrically connected to ground,
wherein the at least one side shield structure and the top external shield layer provide an external shield configured to protect the circuit package from external electromagnetic radiation and environmental stress, and
wherein the at least one side shield structure extends partially through the molded compound without contacting the top external shield layer.

US Pat. No. 10,165,715

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE USING A ROTATING BENDING UNIT

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, the method comprising:placing at least a portion of a component of the display device on a stage;
arranging the component of the display device on a surface of a bending unit; and
applying a rotational force to the component of the display device to bend the component of the display device along a bending path of the component of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,671

PADDLE CARD WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

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

1. A circuit board for use in a high speed cable connector, the circuit board having improved impedance characteristics, comprising:a circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges, the circuit board including a first portion proximate to the trailing edge defining a termination area in which wires of an associated cable are terminated, and a second portion extending forwardly from and spaced apart from the first portion and ending proximate to the leading edge, the second portion including a plurality of contacts disposed thereon and configured to mate with an opposing connector, the first portion including a plurality of termination contact pads disposed on a surface of the circuit board, the termination contact pads being arranged in pairs of contact pads, the contact pads of each pair of termination contact pads being arranged on the circuit board so that a leading edge of the forwardmost pad of the contact pad pair and a trailing edge of the rearmost pad of the contact pad pair are separated by a predetermined termination length, L, for a single one of the cable wires, and the contact pads of the contact pad pair being separated from each other by an intervening spacing devoid of any conductive material disposed on the surface of the circuit board that interconnects the pads, a single one of the cable wires being terminated to both of the contact pads of the contact pad pair, and the cumulative length of the contact pads of the contact pad pair is between about 0.5 L to 0.8 L.

US Pat. No. 10,164,744

FLEXIBLE OFDMA PACKET STRUCTURE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

14. A method for execution by a wireless communication device, the method comprising:generating an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) packet that includes first one or more fields based on a first communication protocol and for a plurality of other wireless communication devices modulated across all of OFDMA sub-carriers of the OFDMA packet followed by second one or more fields based on a second communication protocol and for the plurality of other wireless communication devices modulated across all of the OFDMA sub-carriers of the OFDMA packet, wherein the second one or more fields is followed by third one or more fields for a first of the plurality of other wireless communication devices modulated across a first subset of the OFDMA sub-carriers and fourth one or more fields for a second of the plurality of other wireless communication devices modulated across a second subset of the OFDMA sub-carriers; and
transmitting, via a communication interface of the wireless communication device, the OFDMA packet, via the communication interface and via at least one wireless communication channel that includes the OFDMA sub-carriers of the OFDMA packet, to the plurality of other wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,160,022

BODYMAKER AND DOUBLE ACTION DOMER ASSEMBLY WITH STAGED PISTON

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A method of forming a dome in the bottom of a cup-shaped member, said cup-shaped member disposed on a moving punch, said punch having a longitudinal axis and structured to move into contact with a domer station, said domer station having a movable domer body and a movable clamp assembly, said clamp assembly including a clamping ring body, said domer body and clamping ring body each structured to move between a forward position and a rearward position, said domer body and clamping ring body structured to move along an axis generally aligned with said punch longitudinal axis, said method of forming a dome in the bottom of a cup-shaped member comprising the steps of:positioning said domer body and clamping ring body in the forward position;
moving said cup-shaped member into engagement with said domer body and said clamping ring body while allowing said domer body and said clamping ring body to move toward said rearward position;
incrementally applying pressure to the rearward side of said domer body and said clamping ring body thereby biasing said domer body and said clamping ring body toward the forward position, whereby the bottom of said cup-shaped member is deformed; and
wherein said step of applying pressure to the rearward side of said domer body includes the step of incrementally increasing the pressure to the rearward side of said domer body by allowing said domer body to sequentially engage a plurality of domer stacked piston assembly stacked pistons.

US Pat. No. 10,165,150

PRINTER WITH TWO SCANNERS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A printer, comprising:a paper path, the paper path having a media feeding position and a media take-up position;
a print zone located between the media feeding position and the media take-up position;
a first scanner and a second scanner located in the paper path between the print zone and the media take-up position, the first scanner offset from the second scanner along a media axis of motion by a distance A, the first scanner overlapping the second scanner on the media axis of motion, the first scanner to capture a first image of a first side of media, the second scanner to capture a second image of the first side of the media, and
wherein the first scanner and the second scanner have equal exposure times and the exposure time is a constant and the first image and the second image are captured starting at time t0; and
a controller to calculate the scaling of the images along a length of the media by comparing the overlapped area in the first image to the overlapped area in the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,164,870

RELAXED ORDERING NETWORK

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A network interface controller for processing packets arranged in a sequential packet order before transmission over an ordered multi-path network, the network interface controller comprising:a negotiation module configured to negotiate, with a data flow source, packets that are to be transmitted in a data flow through the ordered multi-path network using a relaxed order that differs from the sequential packet order; and
a packet reassembly module configured to:
receive the packets transmitted in the data flow through the ordered multi-path network in the relaxed order; and
reassemble the packets received in the relaxed order into the sequential packet order prior to delivering the packets having the sequential packet order for sequential processing;
wherein the negotiation module is configured to determine during the negotiation whether the data flow source has an Internet Protocol (IP) address on a list of IP addresses that are predetermined to communicate packets using the relaxed order, and
wherein the IP address on the list of IP addresses indicates that the data flow source operates according to a TCP/IP protocol that can be negotiated to communicate packets using the relaxed order.

US Pat. No. 10,163,022

METHOD FOR LEARNING TEXT RECOGNITION, METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING TEXT USING THE SAME, AND APPARATUS FOR LEARNING TEXT RECOGNITION, APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING TEXT USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning one or more parameters of a Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) used to recognize one or more characters included in a text in a scene text image of training set, comprising steps of:a training apparatus, if segmented character images are acquired by dividing an image of the text into separate images of the characters, generating or allowing another device to generate each multidimensional feature vector corresponding to each of the segmented character images;
the training apparatus, on the condition that a specific character image and its neighboring character images are included in the segmented character images, processing or allowing another device to process multidimensional feature vectors ci+j of at least part of the neighboring character images by executing at least one of computations to thereby generate a support vector to be used for recognizing the specific character image, wherein index j is not equal to 0 and ?m?j?n, and wherein m and n are positive integers;
the training apparatus obtaining or allowing another device to obtain a merged vector or its processed value by executing a computation with the support vector and a multidimensional feature vector ci of the specific character image;
the training apparatus (i) determining or allowing another device to determine that the specific character image is a specific letter included in a predetermined set of letters by referring to the merged vector or its processed value; and (ii) adjusting or allowing another device to adjust the parameters by referring to a result of the classification.

US Pat. No. 10,161,786

EMITTER MODULE FOR AN LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device comprising one or more emitter modules, wherein each emitter module comprises:a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured for producing illumination for the illumination device;
one or more photodetectors configured for detecting the illumination produced by the plurality of LEDs;
a multiple layer substrate upon which the plurality of LEDs and the one or more photodetectors are mounted;
a primary optics structure coupled to a top surface of the multiple layer substrate for encapsulating the plurality of LEDs and the one or more photodetectors within the primary optics structure; and
a heat sink coupled to a bottom surface of the multiple layer substrate; and
wherein the multiple layer substrate comprises:
a first routing layer coupled to electrical contacts of the plurality of LEDs and the one or more photodetectors;
a first dielectric layer coupled to a bottom surface the first routing layer and configured for providing electrical isolation between the electrical contacts and the heat sink;
a second routing layer coupled to a bottom surface of the first dielectric layer and configured for routing signals between the first routing layer and external electrical contacts arranged outside of the primary optics structure; and
a second dielectric layer coupled to a bottom surface of the second routing layer and configured for providing a relatively high thermal impedance in a lateral direction, and a relatively low thermal impedance in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,165,114

INTELLIGENT CALL HANDLING AND ROUTING

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

1. A VoIP server operated by a VoIP provider and comprising:one or more computer processor circuits coupled to memory circuits and configured to provide a call control engine that is configured to:
receive VoIP telephone calls from VoIP endpoint devices;
identify, in response to the VoIP telephone calls, a first set of one or more documents written in a first programming language that defines a message exchange protocol between the VoIP call routing server and data sources; and
execute the first set of documents to:
make routing decisions for the VoIP calls; and
identify a second set of one or more documents associated with the routing decisions wherein the second set of one or more documents is written in a second programming language that defines a message exchange protocol between the VoIP server and data sources and includes commands that override the routing decisions corresponding to the execution of the first set of documents; and
execute the second set of documents to:
retrieve data from the data sources; and
provide, in response to the data, call control functionality for the VoIP calls.

US Pat. No. 10,162,874

RELATED TABLE NOTIFICATIONS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. An apparatus for providing notifications of changes to data through a live feed, comprising:a processor configured to execute instructions stored in a memory, the instructions comprising:
one or more user interface routines that when executed:
present an input screen via a user interface connection, the input screen comprising a first entry field for a change to data stored within a first reference field of a plurality of reference fields; and
receive change data over the user interface connection from the first entry field responsive to the change to the data; and
one or more publication routines that when executed:
generate a notification based on:
a message comprising a variable name identifying the first reference field;
data accessed from the first reference field based on the variable name;
conditions specified by user-selectable options each defining a pre-defined selection criterion associated with the change to the data; and
a code or script provided separate from the conditions and that provides additional conditions, wherein the additional conditions specified by the code or script take precedence in modifying the message over the conditions specified by the user-selectable options when in conflict; and
publish the notification in response to a respective change to the data upon confirming that the change to the data satisfies the conditions and the additional conditions, wherein the notification is published over a communications interface to a first live feed associated with a first table of a plurality of tables, the first table having the first reference field, and to a second live feed associated with a second table of the plurality of tables, the second table having a second reference field related to the first reference field, wherein the notification, when published to the second live feed, differs from the notification published to the first live feed based in part on the message, the conditions, and the additional conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,162,718

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING INFORMATION TRANSFERRED BETWEEN STORAGE SYSTEMS

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:comparing a first data structure, used by a first device for tracking blocks that are transferred out by the first device, and a second data structure, used by a second device to track blocks received by the second device, to identify blocks of a transfer of data from the first device to the second device that were not transferred before an abort of the transfer, wherein the comparing comprise:
determining that a block was not transferred based upon a first value corresponding to the block within the first data structure not matching a second value corresponding to the block within the second data structure; and
resuming the transfer of the blocks of the transfer that were not transferred before the abort.

US Pat. No. 10,165,489

NETWORK SELECTION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method for use in access network selection in a telecommunications system comprising at least a mobile telephony radio access network, the method comprising:monitoring, by circuitry of a network node of the mobile telephony radio access network, a traffic volume within the mobile telephony radio access network;
determining, by the circuitry, whether the traffic volume exceeds a predetermined threshold;
identifying, by the circuitry and based on the determining, a preference to offload specific internet protocol (IP) flows of data communication in the mobile telephony radio access network to an available local area network;
transmitting, by the circuitry to a user equipment via the mobile telephony radio access network, an indication of the identified preference, the indication including at least one condition that, when satisfied, the user equipment is to offload the data communication; and
offloading, by the user equipment when the at least one condition is satisfied, the specific IP flows of the data communication without offloading other IP flows of the data communication.

US Pat. No. 10,164,605

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR WITH PIEZOELECTRIC LAYER COMPRISING LITHIUM NIOBATE OR LITHIUM TANTALATE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a substrate defining a cavity;
a bottom electrode disposed over the substrate and the cavity;
a piezoelectric layer disposed over the bottom electrode, the piezoelectric layer comprising polycrystalline lithium niobate (LN) material;
a top electrode disposed over the piezoelectric layer; and
an encapsulant layer formed over side and top surfaces of the piezoelectric layer, the encapsulant layer being configured to protect the LN material from a release solvent previously applied to sacrificial material within the cavity in the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,161,995

TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

MPI CORPORATION, Chu-Pei...

1. A temperature control system for a device under test (DUT), comprising:a first channel, connected to a first valve to receive a first air from the first valve;
a second channel, connected to a second valve to receive a second air from the second valve;
a heating unit disposed downstream of the first channel and the second channel, wherein the heating unit comprises a heating element and a mixing chamber, the heating element is located in the mixing chamber, and the heating unit is adapted to heat a mixing of the first air and the second air with an input power to provide a mixing air with a temperature;
a DUT chamber, disposed downstream of the heating element to receive the mixing air and configured to accommodate the DUT;
a boost converter, configured to convert an alternating current (AC) power to a direct current (DC) power;
a first proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller, configured to provide a first input signal according to a difference between a first measurement signal of the heating element and a first set point, wherein the first measurement signal is indicative of an amount of power consumed by the heating element, and the first set point is indicative of a desired input power to be supplied to the heating element;
at least one switching regulator, coupled to the boost converter to receive the DC power from the converter and coupled to the first PID controller to receive the first input signal, and configured to adjust the input power to the heating element; and
an outlet temperature sensor and a second PID controller, wherein the outlet temperature sensor is configured to provide a second measurement signal indicative of a current outlet temperature of the mixing chamber, and the second PID controller is configured to provide a second input signal as the first set point according to a difference between the second measurement signal and a second set point indicative of a desired outlet temperature of the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,163,673

DUAL ADHESIVE BONDING WITH PERFORATED WAFER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming a multi-layered contact layer on a surface of a semiconductor wafer, wherein the multi-layered contact layer is comprised of a first layer on the surface of the semiconductor wafer, and a second layer covering the first layer, and wherein the second layer is comprised of a material having a higher outgas sing temperature than the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,162,396

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOVING HEAT USING HEAT REMOVAL LIQUID BASED ON WORKLOAD OF SERVER COMPONENTS OF ELECTRONIC RACKS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack, comprising:a heat removal liquid manifold to provide heat removal liquid;
a plurality of server blades contained in a plurality of server slots respectively, each server blade including an information technology (IT) component representing a server therein, wherein each of the server blades is coupled to the heat removal liquid manifold to receive cooler liquid from the heat removal liquid manifold to remove heat generated by the IT component and to transmit warmer liquid carrying the heat exchanged from the IT component back to the heat removal liquid manifold;
a workload calculation module coupled to the server blades to receive workload information from the server blades, wherein the workload calculation module is configured to calculate a total workload of the sever blades;
a coolant distribution unit (CDU) coupled to the heat removal liquid manifold and the server blades, wherein the CDU is to control a liquid flow rate of the heat removal liquid supplied to the heat removal liquid manifold, wherein the CDU includes
a heat exchanger to exchange heat carried by the warmer liquid with an external cooler liquid supplied by an external heat removal system,
a liquid pump to pump the external cooler liquid into the heat removal liquid manifold, and
a pump controller coupled to control the liquid pump to control the liquid flow rate; and
a rack management controller (RMC) coupled to each of the server blades and the workload calculation module, wherein the RMC is configured to control the pump controller of the CDU based on the total workload in response to a signal representing the total workload received from the workload calculation module.
US Pat. No. 10,165,681

METHOD FOR METALIZING VIAS

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A method for producing an electric via in a circuit board, comprising the steps of:mixing an oil, an electrically conductive material and a filler to form a paste, wherein the electrically conductive material comprises copper particles;
introducing the paste into a hole of a circuit board; and
curing the paste under the effect of heat;
wherein while curing, the filler increases in volume such that a volume shrinkage of the electrically conductive material is compensated by the curing under the effect of heat;
wherein the filler comprises a swelling non-metal clay which swells under the effect of heat and thus increases in volume during the curing step and from 1 to 10 wt. % of an elemental form of at least one member selected from the group consisting of aluminum, titanium and zirconium;
an adhesive; and
further comprising a step of nitrating the clay, wherein the nitrating is provided by burning-in at a temperature between 800 and 1000° C. under a nitrogen atmosphere, wherein the clay increases in volume during nitration.

US Pat. No. 10,165,702

OPEN CHASSIS AND SERVER MODULE INCORPORATING THE SAME

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A modular chassis configurable for use with a server module, comprising:an end frame having opposed upper corner portions and opposed lower corner portions;
first and second lower beams, each having a proximal end portion connected to a respective lower corner portion of the end frame, the first and second lower beams being configured to support server components;
first and second upper beams, each having a proximal end portion connected to a respective upper corner portion of the end frame;
a first column extending between distal end portions of the first lower and first upper beams;
a second column extending between distal end portions of the second lower and second upper beams; and
a cross-member extending between the distal end portions of the first and second lower beams;
wherein:
the first and second lower beams and the first and second upper beams each include an outward facing surface and an inward facing surface;
at least one of the first and second lower beams includes a fan pocket formed in the inward facing surface and configured to retain a corner of a fan; and
at least one of the first and second upper beams includes a fan notch formed in the inward facing surface and configured to retain another portion of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,165,652

LIGHTING CIRCUIT AND VEHICLE LAMP EMPLOYING SAME

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A lighting circuit comprising:a converter which has an output inductor, supplies a drive current to a light source via the output inductor, and is feedback-controlled so that the drive current comes close to a target current; and
a protection circuit which suspends a switching operation of the converter for a suspension time upon detecting a recovery from an open-circuit state to a normal state at an output terminal of the converter,
wherein the protection circuit judges that the recovery from the open-circuit state to the normal state has occurred when an output voltage of the converter has dropped rapidly.

US Pat. No. 10,164,374

RECEPTACLE SOCKETS FOR TWIST-LOCK CONNECTORS

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. A twist-lock connector that receives a set of male electrical contacts, the twist-lock connector comprising:a set of female electrical receptacles that correspond to the set of male electrical contacts, the set of female electrical receptacles sized and dimensioned to receive the set of male electrical contacts, and the set of female electrical receptacles are physically engageable with the set of male electrical contacts when each of the male electrical contacts in the set of male electrical contacts are inserted into respective ones of the female electrical receptacles in the set of female electrical receptacles and rotated;
a primary printed circuit board that has a first face and an opposing second face, the first face directed towards the female electrical receptacles; and
a set of electrical connectors that correspond to the set of male electrical contacts, each of the electrical connectors positioned on respective ones of a set of flexible portions of the primary printed circuit board, each of the flexible portions resiliently deform responsive to one of the male electrical contacts contacting and exerting a force on the electrical connector positioned on the flexible portion to provide a biasing force that urges the electrical connector toward the male electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,164,349

CONNECTION TERMINAL HAVING AT LEAST TWO SPRING-FORCE CLAMPING CONNECTIONS

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A connecting terminal for connecting at least two electrical conductors to one another, the connecting terminal comprising:an insulating housing with at least one first and one second conductor insertion opening, the first and the second conductor insertion openings being arranged on mutually opposite sides of the insulating housing;
a first spring-force clamping connection for facilitating electrical contact with a first electrical conductor inserted through the first conductor insertion opening;
a second spring-force clamping connection for facilitating electrical contact with a second electrical conductor inserted through the second conductor insertion opening, the first and second spring-force clamping connection being arranged in the insulating housing; and
a bus bar to electrically connect the first spring-force clamping connection to the second spring-force clamping connection,
wherein the first spring-force clamping connection comprises at least a first clamping spring that has a clamping leg for clamping the first electrical conductor against a first clamping point of the bus bar and has a bearing leg for supporting the first clamping spring,
wherein the second spring-force clamping connection has at least one second clamping spring that has a clamping leg for clamping the second electrical conductor against a second clamping point of the bus bar and has a bearing leg for supporting the second clamping spring,
wherein the bus bar has at least one through-opening that is arranged between the first and the second clamping points, and
wherein an extended end section of the bearing leg of the first clamping spring and an extended end section of the bearing leg of the second clamping spring are both hooked into a same one of the at least one through-opening of the bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,165,704

EXTERNAL POWER FEEDING APPARATUS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

2. An external power feeding apparatus configured to be portable and mountable in a vehicle, incorporating a power supply unit, and capable of supplying power from the power supply unit to outside, comprising:a pair of frameworks arranged on both sides of the power supply unit to face each other at a predetermined interval and formed into a substantially rectangular frame shape;
a first connecting member configured to connect first sides of the pair of frameworks and formed into a substantial U shape;
a second connecting member configured to connect second sides of the pair of frameworks, which are provided to intersect one end sides of the first sides and formed into a substantial U shape;
a third connecting member configured to connect third sides of the pair of frameworks, which are provided to intersect other end sides of the first sides and formed into a substantial U shape;
fourth sides configured to connect the second sides and the third sides of the pair of frameworks and face the first sides; and
a connecting panel configured to connect the fourth sides and including a bent portion between the fourth sides.

US Pat. No. 10,164,288

FLEXIBLE BATTERY, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND AUXILIARY BATTERY COMPRISING FLEXIBLE BATTERY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A flexible battery comprising: an electrode assembly; and an exterior material for sealing the electrode assembly with an electrolyte,wherein the electrode assembly and the exterior material are formed so that patterns for contraction and extension with respect to a longitudinal direction have the same directionality in the event of being bent, and a region with the patterns includes a region in which an increased surface area ratio (Sdr) according to Equation 1 below satisfies 0.5 to 40.0:

 and
wherein a surface area of one region with the patterns is a surface area based on one region of the battery in which a horizontal length is Lx (mm) and a vertical length is Ly (mm).

US Pat. No. 10,163,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING AIRCRAFT SEPARATION INFORMATION

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. An aircraft separation system comprising:a display for displaying a user interface;
one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
receiving tracking data for a plurality of aircraft from one or more tracking systems;
establishing a three-dimensional awareness zone, wherein the three-dimensional awareness zone is configured to encompass at least a portion of a final approach course;
determine that the determining that a first aircraft of the plurality of aircraft and a second aircraft of the plurality of aircraft are in the three-dimensional awareness zone based on the tracking data;
determining a first track pair in the three-dimensional awareness zone comprising the first aircraft and the second aircraft, wherein the first aircraft is on a first heading and the second aircraft is on a second heading that is different from the first heading, wherein the first track pair is determined based on a landing sequence of the first and second aircraft on a runway associated with the final approach course;
determining a separation distance between the first aircraft and the second aircraft of the first track pair; and
in response to determining that the first and second aircraft are in the three-dimensional awareness zone, displaying, in the user interface, a graphical representation of the first aircraft, a graphical representation of the second aircraft, and an indication of the separation distance between the first aircraft and the second aircraft, wherein the indication is displayed proximate to the graphical representation of the second aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,161,791

MEASUREMENT OF DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRONIC DISPLAY PANEL USING OPTICAL TAPERS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus for measuring characteristics of a display panel, the apparatus comprising:an array of optical elements, each of the optical elements comprising:
a first surface configured to receive light from a plurality of pixels of the display panel, the first surface facing the display panel and having a first area;
a second surface configured to emit light, the emitted light corresponding to a combined version of the light received by the first surface, the second surface facing away from the display panel and having a second area smaller than the first area; and
a light sensor facing the second surface of each of the optical elements to measure one or more parameters of the emitted light.

US Pat. No. 10,165,660

LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROLLER WITH DIMMING FUNCTION AND METHOD

Curbell Medical Products,...

1. A method for low-voltage control of a lamp, comprising the steps of:receiving a first switch signal at a switch input of a low-voltage controller (LVC), wherein the first switch signal is a low voltage step signal;
setting the lamp to a first intensity;
receiving a second switch signal at the switch input of the LVC, wherein the second switch signal is a low voltage step signal;
setting the lamp to a second intensity;
receiving a third switch signal at the switch input of the LVC, wherein the third switch signal is a low voltage step signal; and
setting the lamp to off.

US Pat. No. 10,165,659

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER CONFIGURED TO BE REMOTELY CONTROLLED VIA A BLUETOOTH-ENABLED WIRELESS DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR LED LIGHTING

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting control device for controlling outdoor LED lighting, the LED lighting control device comprising:processing logic configured to be operated in a remote mode of operations or in a manual mode of operations, wherein when the processing logic is operated in the remote mode of operations, the processing logic:
processes one or more digital signals representing one or more commands transmitted wirelessly as one or more wireless signals over a Bluetooth wireless network from a Bluetooth-enabled device to the LED lighting control device to interpret said one or more commands;
selects a lighting scheme from a plurality of lighting schemes to be displayed by the outdoor LED lighting based on the interpretation of said one or more commands by the processing logic; and
controls the outdoor LED lighting to cause the outdoor LED lighting to display the selected lighting scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,165,690

SOLDER JOINT STRUCTURE OF FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A solder joint structure connecting a first board composed of a first material having flexibility and a second board composed of a second material that is different from the first material, wherein:the first board includes a plurality of electrode pads formed along an end part of the first board, each of the plurality of electrode pads includes two corresponding conductive electrodes having generally the same shape on both faces sandwiching the first board, the two corresponding conductive electrodes are mutually connected by at least one through hole, the two corresponding conductive electrodes, including an inner part of the through hole, have a solder layer formed thereon, and the two corresponding conductive electrodes are further mutually connected by a side face electrode formed on a side face of the end part of the first board;
the second board includes a plurality of electrode pads formed along an end part of the second board to face the conductive electrodes on one face of the first board; and
the conductive electrodes on the one face of the first board and the plurality of facing electrode pads on the second board are solder joined with the solder layer, and the solder joint is configured such that a joined state of a soldered portion on the side face electrode formed continuously from the solder joint is visible from the second board side of the solder joint.

US Pat. No. 10,165,049

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING TCP HANDSHAKES

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A device for performing a TCP handshake, the device comprising:an interface configured to transmit messages between at least one external device and a processor in the device; and
a processor configured to:
receive from the interface a SYN-ACK message for which the device has not sent a corresponding SYN message, the SYN-ACK message comprising a source address;
generate an ACK message corresponding to the SYN-ACK message; and send the ACK message to the interface for transmission to the source address
wherein the processor is further configured to access a TCP stack storing records of transmitted SYN messages and to reconstruct the TCP handshake as if the device had sent the corresponding SYN message by patching the TCP stack as if the device had sent the corresponding SYN message and by creating a record corresponding to the corresponding SYN message.

US Pat. No. 10,163,360

NAVIGATION CONTROLLER FOR VIRTUAL-REALITY SYSTEMS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A virtual-reality navigation controller, comprising:a base;
a seating portion, including:
a seat for supporting a weight of a user seated thereon; and
a back-rest coupled to the seat to move integrally with the seat and to support the user's back;
a displacement connector between the seating portion and the base to reciprocate the seating portion upwards and downwards, wherein the displacement connector includes a piston, a first check-valve, in the piston, having a first cross-sectional area, and a second check-valve, in the piston, having a second cross sectional area smaller than the first cross-sectional area;
wherein:
when the user ascends from the seat, the first check-valve is configured to open and the second check-valve is configured to close, thereby moving the seating portion upwards at a first speed as a compressible fluid in the displacement connector moves through the first check-valve in a first direction; and
when the user's body rests back on the seat, the first check-valve is configured to close and the second check-valve is configured to open, thereby moving the seat portion downwards at a second speed as the compressible fluid moves through the second check-valve in a second direction, opposite the first direction, the second speed being slower than the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,162,354

CONTROLLING ERROR CORRECTED PLANNING METHODS FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving motion planning and control data indicating that an autonomous vehicle is to move from a first point to a second point of a path, the motion planning and control data describing a plurality of routes from the first point to the second point within the path;
for each of the routes,
performing a simulation of the route in view of physical characteristics of the autonomous vehicle to generate a simulated route, and
computing a controlling error representing a discrepancy between the route and the simulated route;
selecting one of the routes based on controlling errors between the routes and associated simulated routes; and
operating the autonomous vehicle moving from the first point to the second point according to the selected route.

US Pat. No. 10,165,679

SCALABLE, PRINTABLE, PATTERNED SHEET OF HIGH MOBILITY GRAPHENE ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A method of forming a patterned structure, the method comprising:forming a graphene layer on a substrate;
forming a patterned layer coupled to the graphene layer; and
separating the graphene layer from the substrate according to a pattern of the patterned layer.

US Pat. No. 10,164,496

ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A starter for starting an internal combustion engine, the starter comprising a housing (10) having at least one sealing device (14) which seals an interior (10a) of the housing with respect to the surroundings of the housing (10), and at least one pressure reduction device (1), characterized in that the at least one pressure reduction device (1) is moveable in a translatory fashion relative to the at least one sealing device (14) in order to form, in the case of an overpressure in the interior (10a) of the housing, at least one venting duct via which an at least partial reduction in pressure is ensured, and wherein the at least one pressure reduction device is integrated into a shaft for rotational movement such as a drive shaft or an output shaft of the starter, and wherein the starter is configured such that the at least one pressure reduction device is moveable automatically in response to an overpressure in the interior of the housing to form the at least one venting duct.

US Pat. No. 10,165,677

BARE DIE INTEGRATION WITH PRINTED COMPONENTS ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE WITHOUT LASER CUT

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A method of forming an electronic assembly comprising:providing a tacky layer;
providing an electronic circuit component having a first side and a second side, the first side carrying electronics;
positioning the first side of the electronic circuit component into contact with the tacky layer;
depositing a bonding material to a portion of the tacky layer not covered by the first side of the electronic circuit component to a depth which substantially covers the second side of the electronic circuit component;
curing the bonding material into a cured bonding material, wherein the deposited cured bonding material consists of a stiffer material composition closer to the electronic circuit component and a less stiff material composition farther away from the electronic circuit component, and wherein the deposited cured bonding material consisting of the stiffer material composition and the less stiff material composition are cured at substantially a same time during a same curing operation; and
removing the tacky layer, wherein the electronic circuit component is held in secure attachment by the cured bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,164,471

TRANSMITTER FOR WIRELESS CHARGER

AMOSENSE CO., LTD, Chung...

1. A transmission device for a wireless charger, comprising:a plurality of planar coils configured to transmit wireless power signals for wireless charge and arranged to be at least partially overlapped;
a shielding sheet that comprises an attachment surface to which part of or the whole planar coils are fixed with an adhesive layer therebetween and shields a magnetic field generated by the planar coils; and
a height deviation compensation means provided on the attachment surface to compensate an individual height deviation between each of the planar coils and the attachment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,161,683

DRY COOLING SYSTEM FOR POWERPLANTS

Holtec International

1. A dry cooling system for condensing steam comprising:a steam turbine fluidly coupled to a Rankine cycle flow loop circulating a heat transfer medium;
an air cooled heat exchanger fluidly coupled to the Rankine cycle flow loop and arranged to receive exhaust steam from a steam turbine;
the air cooled heat exchanger comprising a plurality of fluidly interconnected cooling cells each comprising:
a pair of first and second inlet headers fluidly coupled to the Rankine cycle flow loop;
a pair of first and second outlet headers fluidly coupled to the Rankine cycle flow loop;
a first tube bundle comprising a plurality of tubes fluidly coupled between the first inlet and outlet headers;
a second tube bundle angularly oriented to the first tube bundle and comprising a plurality of tubes fluidly coupled between the second inlet and outlet headers; and
an air blower arranged to direct ambient cooling air through the first and second tube bundles;
wherein the plurality of cooling cells are arranged in a horizontally extending row in which each of the first and second inlet headers are axially aligned and connected in a contiguous series to other respective first and second inlet headers, and each of the first and second outlet headers are connected in a contiguous series to other respective first and second headers respectively;
wherein at least some of the cooling cells are arranged in an adjoining pair in which the inlet headers of a first and second cooling cell are mechanically coupled together via joints which includes a flow partition plate configured to prevent steam from flowing directly from the inlet headers of the first cooling cell into corresponding inlet headers of the second cooling cell;
wherein exhaust steam from the steam turbine is bifurcated and flows to each of the first and second inlet headers, through the first and second tube bundles wherein the steam is condensed forming condensate, the condensate being collected in the first and second outlet headers and then flows back to the Rankine cycle flow loop.

US Pat. No. 10,165,090

TRANSFERRING ROUTING PROTOCOL INFORMATION BETWEEN A SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK AND ONE OR MORE EXTERNAL NETWORKS

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method for transferring routing protocol information between a software defined network and one or more external networks, the method comprising:maintaining, at a control node responsible for controlling packet forwarding configurations of a plurality of switching nodes in the software defined network, a protocol information database comprising routing protocol information for one or more switching nodes in the plurality;
in response to detecting occurrence of a predetermined trigger event, modifying, at the control node, the routing protocol information comprised within the protocol information database to create modified routing protocol information;
determining, at the control node, that the one or more switching nodes include an edge switching node,
wherein the determined edge switching node comprises an external network interface which connects the determined edge switching node to an external network, different to the software defined network, and
wherein the determined edge switching node comprises an internal network interface which connects the determined edge switching node to a neighbor switching node in the plurality in the software defined network;
in response to the determination, transmitting a routing protocol message from the control node to the determined edge switching node for forwarding via the external network interface of the determined edge switching node, the routing protocol message comprising data generated at least on the basis of the modified routing protocol information; and
in response to the determination, inhibiting, at the control node, transmission of one or more further routing protocol messages to the determined edge switching node for forwarding via the internal network interface of the determined edge switching node to the neighbour switching node.

US Pat. No. 10,161,785

METHOD OF MONITORING RUBBING BETWEEN A ROTARY PARTY AND A STATIONARY PART IN A ROTATING TURBOMACHINE, MONITORING ARRANGEMENT AND TURBOMACHINE

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A method of monitoring rubbing between a rotary part and a stationary part in a rotating turbomachine, the method comprising:measuring mechanical oscillations at at least one point of the turbomachine; and
measuring debris passing in at least one section of a flow path of the turbomachine;
wherein at least one oscillations measurement is used for estimating presence of rubbing; and
wherein at least one debris measurement is used for estimating severity of rubbing.

US Pat. No. 10,161,678

MULTI-PASS LUMBER KILNS

USNR, LLC, Woodland, WA ...

1. A method of heat treating lumber in an elongated kiln, wherein the elongated kiln includes a first chamber, a second chamber adjoining the first chamber, a proximal end that includes the first chamber and an adjacent portion of the second chamber, a first and a second charge portal disposed at the proximal end on opposite first and second sides, respectively, of the kiln, and a reciprocal flow path that extends from the first charge portal to the second charge portal, wherein the reciprocal flow path includes a first portion disposed on the first side of the kiln, a parallel second portion disposed on the second side of the kiln, and a connector portion between the first and second portions, the method comprising:moving a first lumber charge and one or more additional lumber charges through the kiln along said reciprocal flow path from the first charge portal to the second charge portal, such that the first lumber charge moves along the first portion in a first direction of travel, and on or along the connector portion to the second portion, and along the second portion in the second direction of travel;
heating the interior of the second chamber; and
circulating heated air received from the second chamber across one or both of the first and second portions of the reciprocal flow path in the first chamber.
US Pat. No. 10,159,751

EXPEC GLYCOCONJUGATE VACCINE FORMULATIONS

JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising:a. an E. coli 025B antigen polysaccharide, an E. coli O1A antigen polysaccharide, an E. coli 02 antigen polysaccharide, and an E. coli O6A antigen polysaccharide, wherein each antigen polysaccharide is independently covalently bound to an exotoxin A of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (EPA) carrier protein;
b. 3% to 8% (w/v) sorbitol;
c. 5 to 15 mM methionine;
d. 5 to 20 mM phosphate buffer comprising potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate at a pH of 6.5 to 7.5; and
e. 0.01% to 0.2% (w/v) surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,165,662

ION GENERATOR

Koganei Corporation, Tok...

1. An ion generator that sends out air ions generated by applying a high voltage between a discharge electrode and a counter electrode, comprising:a housing formed with an air discharge port through which ejected air is sent toward the discharge electrode and an opening portion through which the generated air ions are discharged together with the ejected air; and
a discharge electrode unit detachably attached to the housing, the discharge electrode unit having a discharge electrode support provided with an electrode holder configured to hold the discharge electrode and a counter electrode support having a spacer formed with a recess into which the discharge electrode is fitted,
wherein the counter electrode is positioned on an upstream side of the flow of the ejected air with respect to a discharge tip of the discharge electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,165,490

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE MEASUREMENT INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method of collaborative communication of measurement information in a communication network, in which a Short Range Wireless Links (SRWL) is established between a first client device and at least one second client device, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, at the first client device,
transmitting a broadcast Primary Client Device (PCD) Request message over the SRWL;
receiving, over the SRWL, a PCD Accept message from at least one third client device of the at least one second client device, in which the PCD Accept message is transmitted from the at least one third client device based on a determination at the least one third client device to receive measurement information on a serving cell of the at least one third client device and neighbor cells of the serving cell which are of a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) through the first client device;
transmitting, over the SRWL, a PCD Confirm message indicating designation of the first client device as a PCD for the at least one third client device, in which the at least one third client device is a Secondary Client Device (SCD) of the first client device; and
entering a Cellular Neighbor Measurement Broadcast over SRWL (CNMBOS) mode with the SCD, in accordance with a determination by the PCD whether measurements are performable by the PCD on one or more cells indicated in a request for measurements received from the SCD over the SRWL.

US Pat. No. 10,164,673

DC OFFSET CANCELLATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A direct current offset cancellation (DCOC) method, comprising:after a receiver is powered on, obtaining a digital signal of an offset voltage at a circuit output port of the receiver; obtaining a digital control signal for controlling a DCOC output stage from the digital signal; and outputting, by the DCOC output stage, a current to a corresponding circuit of the receiver according to the digital control signal;
wherein obtaining the digital signal of the offset voltage at the circuit output port of the receiver comprises: measuring the offset voltage at the circuit output port of the receiver by a DCOC Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), wherein the offset voltage measured by the DCOC ADC is AVos, AVos=(n1+x)*(Iamp*R2), where n1 is an integer, x is a decimal smaller than 1 and greater than ?1, Iamp is a unit step current of the DCOC output stage, and R2 is a resistance at a circuit output port of the receiver; and converting the measured offset voltage AVos into the digital signal DVos,
where VLSB is a Least Significant Bit (LSB) of the DCOC ADC.

US Pat. No. 10,162,877

AUTOMATED COMPILATION OF CONTENT

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for automatically compiling content, the method comprising:retrieving, using instructions stored in a memory and executed by a processor, a compilation template based on a type of a particular converged infrastructure, the compilation template comprising a plurality of input fields and compilation instructions for compiling the plurality of input fields;
populating, using instructions stored in a memory and executed by a processor, one or more of the compilation template input fields with:
stored designations to standard content files associated with the type of the particular converged infrastructure, each stored designation including a path to a source of a standard content file in a storage device and a target file type; and
received designations to unique content files uniquely associated with the type of the particular converged infrastructure, each received designation including a path to a source of a unique content file in a storage device and a target file type, wherein the target file types of stored designations and the received designations include modification instructions for the respective standard content files and unique content files;
retrieving, using the instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, each of the standard and unique content files based on the stored and received designations populated in the input fields, each of the retrieved standard and unique content files having a source file type;
generating, using the instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, modified content files by modifying each of the retrieved standard and unique content files from the corresponding source file type to the corresponding target file type by applying any modifications specified by the modification instructions included in the corresponding target file type;
compiling, using the instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, the modified content files into a compiled content set based on the compilation instructions of the compilation template; and
generating, using the instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, a framework to display the compiled content set.

US Pat. No. 10,161,148

INFLATABLE SPA

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. An inflatable product comprising:a first wall;
a second wall;
an inflatable air chamber defined by the first wall and the second wall; and
a plurality of tensioning structures located in the air chamber, each tensioning structure being coupled to the first wall along a first seam that extends along a first line and to the second wall along a second seam that extends along a second line, each tensioning structure including:
at least one attachment sheet; and
a porous sheet coupled to the at least one attachment sheet and having a plurality of pores, the porous sheet including:
a first plurality of frame members each extending diagonally relative to the first and second lines; and
a second plurality of frame members each extending diagonally relative to the first and second lines and transversely relative to the first plurality of frame members.

US Pat. No. 10,160,438

MULTI-MODE ELECTROMECHANICAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a drive axle;
a multi-mode transmission including:
a first gear set having a first planetary gear carrier and a second gear set having a second planetary gear carrier;
a first motor/generator coupled to the first gear set;
a second motor/generator coupled to the second gear set and selectively coupled to a connecting shaft;
a brake positioned to selectively limit a rotational movement of a ring gear of the second gear set when engaged;
a first clutch selectively rotationally coupling the first gear set and the second gear set to the drive axle when engaged; and
a second clutch selectively rotationally coupling the second motor/generator to the connecting shaft when engaged; and
a controller coupled to the multi-mode transmission and configured to engage the second clutch, the brake, and the first clutch to selectively reconfigure the multi-mode transmission to an intermediate shift mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,163,635

ASYMMETRIC SPACER FOR PREVENTING EPITAXIAL MERGE BETWEEN ADJACENT DEVICES OF A SEMICONDUCTOR AND RELATED METHOD

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming a protection layer over a spacer formed over a first and second plurality of fins deposited within a substrate;
pinching off a portion of the protection layer formed within a space between each of the plurality of fins;
forming a planarization layer over the protection layer and the spacer; and
etching a portion of the spacer to form inner sidewalls between each of the plurality of fins, outer sidewalls of a height greater than the height of the inner sidewalls for preventing the growth of the epitaxial layer beyond the outer sidewalls, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,165,710

COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:a computing room;
a plurality of rows of rack systems each disposed in the computing room, at least some of the rack systems of the plurality of rows of rack systems including a plurality of racks that each include a respective rack housing and computing devices supported by the rack housing, the plurality of rows of rack systems spaced from each other along a lateral direction such that each of the plurality of rows of rack systems is disposed between a respective hot air aisle of a plurality of hot air aisles and a cold air aisle of a plurality of cold air aisles;
a cooling system including:
a heat removal unit configured to receive source air and remove heat from the source air so as to produce cold air;
an air mover in fluid communication with the heat removal unit so as to receive the cold air from the heat removal unit;
a modular air distribution duct elongate along a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction, the modular air distribution duct in fluid communication with the air mover so as to receive the cold air from the air mover, the modular air distribution duct including a plurality of removably interconnected air distribution duct modules that combine so as to define a passageway of the modular air distribution duct, the removably interconnected air distribution duct modules including a connector having a first end in fluid communication with the passageway, and a second end in operative alignment with at least one respective rack of the racks of one of the rack systems, the second end of the connector being coupled to a floor at a location offset from the at least one respective rack in the lateral direction, and the connector extending perpendicular to the modular air distribution duct;
wherein the cold air passes from the passageway through the connectors to a respective at least one of the plurality of cold air aisles and through the computing devices of the respective different ones of the racks, such that the computing devices transfer heat to the cold air to produce hot air, and at least a portion of the hot air is exhausted into a respective at least one of the hot air aisles.

US Pat. No. 10,165,467

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LTE-BASED BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

4. A method comprising:receiving, at a first network node, an attach message from a mobile device;
selecting a nearby available network node as a second network node based on an operational characteristic;
evaluating at least one traffic parameter to determine a role of the first network node for relating to the second network node;
sending an attach message from the first network node to the second network node based on evaluation of the at least one traffic parameter;
setting up an uplink Internet Protocol (IP) session from the first network node to the second network node, with the role of the first network node being a user equipment (UE) role;
relaying IP packets from the mobile device to a core network via the second network node;
tearing down the uplink IP session and receiving an attach message from the second network node at the first network node for setting up a downlink IP session from the first network node to the second network node, with the role of the second network node being a UE role; and
enabling aggregation of a plurality of carrier bands for the downlink IP session.

US Pat. No. 10,165,254

METHOD FOR OBTAINING LIGHT-FIELD DATA USING A NON-LIGHT-FIELD IMAGING DEVICE, CORRESPONDING DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE CARRIER MEDIUM

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. Method for obtaining light field data of a scene from a sequence of images of the scene, each image being captured at a different viewpoint by an image capture device, the method being executed by said image capture device and comprising:obtaining a reference image of the scene at a reference viewpoint for said image capture device, an interest area of the scene being comprised in the reference image and a reference position being associated with said interest area in a reference local coordinate system of said image capture device;
moving a position of the image capture device to capture a current image of the scene at a current viewpoint of said image capture device; and
for the current image of the scene at the current viewpoint of said image capture device:
identifying said interest area of the scene in the current image;
determining, in the reference local coordinate system, a current position of said interest area of the scene identified in the current image;
comparing the current position with the reference position; and
providing a capture guidance indicator adapted to guide in relative positioning of the image capture device towards the interest area, as a function of results of the comparison between the current position and the reference position to obtain light field data of the scene from a sequence of images of the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,164,614

TANK CIRCUIT AND FREQUENCY HOPPING FOR ISOLATORS

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. An oscillator circuit, comprising:a tank circuit including:
an inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal, the inductor including a central tap coupled to a high reference voltage,
a first pair of transistors comprising:
a first transistor coupled between the first terminal of the inductor and a ground reference voltage along a source-to-drain path of the first transistor, and
a second transistor, coupled between the second terminal of the inductor and the ground reference voltage along a source-to-drain path of the second transistor,
a second pair of transistors comprising:
a third transistor, coupled along a source-to-drain path of the third transistor between a first gate of the first transistor and the ground reference voltage, and having a third gate configured to receive a control signal, and
a fourth transistor, coupled along a source-to-drain path of the fourth transistor between a second gate of the second transistor and the ground reference voltage, and having a fourth gate configured to receive the control signal,
wherein, in a first state, the control signal, in response to being received at the third and fourth gates, activates the second pair of transistors, and wherein the activation of the second pair of transistors is configured to deactivate the first pair of transistors and disable an oscillation of the oscillator circuit, and
a first pair of capacitors comprising:
a first capacitor coupled between the first inductor terminal and the second gate of the second transistor, and
a second capacitor, coupled between the second inductor terminal and the first gate of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,164,313

COAXIAL DIPLEXER AND SIGNAL COUPLING DEVICE

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A signal coupling device for associating a first signal in a first frequency band and a second signal in a second frequency band in a common waveguide and for distributing the first and second signals to two separate waveguides, wherein the first frequency band is different from the second frequency band, comprising:a first circular waveguide having a constant internal diameter and a cylindrical interior; and
a second circular waveguide, arranged inside the cylindrical interior of the first circular waveguide coaxially to the first circular waveguide, in such a way that a first region exists in which the first and the second circular waveguides are present jointly coaxially, and a second region exists in which only the first circular waveguide is present, wherein:
the first circular waveguide comprises a plurality of projections, wherein each of the projections is formed by a nub, which projections:
are arranged on the inner circumference of the first circular waveguide in the second region,
project radially inwards from the inner circumference of the first circular waveguide, and
activate higher modes from a fundamental mode, and
the first circular waveguide, the second circular waveguide and the plurality of projections are configured in such a way that a superposition of the fundamental mode and the higher modes produces a wave front, which
i) has field components in the first frequency band only in a region of a cylindrical ring between the outer circumference of the second circular waveguide and the inner circumference of the first circular waveguide and
ii) has field components in the second frequency band only in a cylindrical interior of the second circular waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,163,671

WAFER CASSETTE

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A wafer cassette comprising:a case including a pivot and an accommodation space; and
a plurality of carriers, wherein each of the carriers includes a pivotal hole and a carrying base for carrying a wafer, and each of the carriers is pivotally and movably mounted to the pivot through the pivotal hole, wherein each of the carriers selectively pivots around the pivot to lead the carrying base to accommodate in the accommodation space or depart from the accommodation space.

US Pat. No. 10,163,567

MULTI-LAYERED ALUMINUM OXIDE CAPACITOR

POINT ENGINEERING CO., LT...

1. A multi-layered capacitor comprising:an aluminum substrate having at least one bending portion;
anodized aluminum oxide layers partially formed on both sides of the aluminum substrate by anodizing the aluminum substrate such that the anodized aluminum oxide layers are vertically aligned with each other with respect to a surface of the aluminum substrate;
metal electrode layers, formed on and in direct contact with the anodized aluminum oxide layers, respectively; and
at least one lead portion formed between the metal electrode layers for applying electricity to the metal electrode layers which are bonded together,
wherein the anodized aluminum oxide layers are not formed at the bending portion, and the anodized aluminum oxide layers function as dielectric layers of the capacitor,
wherein the bending portion comprises a groove having a V-shaped cross-section, and
a peak of the V-shaped cross-section of the groove faces a direction perpendicular to a stacking direction of the multi-layered capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,161,716

AIM ENHANCING SYSTEM

Lasermax, Inc., Rocheste...

1. An aim enhancing system for a deterrent device comprising:a light emitting system;
an optical element having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface;
a housing holding the optical element and the light emitting system, the housing having:
an opening through which light from the light emitting system can pass from inside the housing to outside the housing, and
an optical element receiving surface against which the outer surface of the optical element is positioned;
a resilient biasing member having:
an opening through which the light can pass,
an outer surface in contact with the inner surface of the optical element, and
an inner surface; and
a resilient coupling having a pressure surface, the pressure surface being in contact with the inner surface of the resilient biasing member to resiliently hold the outer surface of the resilient biasing member against the inner surface of the optical element, wherein:
the optical element is resiliently pressed against the housing, and
the resilient biasing member defines a barrier to contaminant travel into the housing by contacting the housing, the pressure surface, and the inner surface of the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,161,613

SUPPORT RAIL FOR FORMING A LIGHTING STRIP SYSTEM AND LIGHTING STRIP SYSTEM

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A lighting-strip system having a support rail for retaining, and supplying power to, at least two light-fitting modules, each light-fitting module comprising:a wiring unit with coupling elements for an electrical connection with at least two light-fitting modules,
wherein the wiring unit is subdivided into two sub-units each having at least one coupling element, and wherein the sub-units can be adjusted relative to one another in a longitudinal direction of the support rail;
wherein the two sub-units have a common circuit for supplying power to the connected light-fitting modules, wherein the sub-units are connected electrically via a flexible cable; and
wherein the circuit for supplying power to the connected light-fitting modules, has on an input side, a converter, which is connected to a power-supply connection for the support rail.

US Pat. No. 10,160,356

CLIMATE CONTROL ASSEMBLY

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A climate controlled seat assembly, the climate controlled seat assembly comprising:a thermoelectric device comprising a main side and a waste side;
a main heat exchanger coupled to the main side of the thermoelectric device for generating a conditioned fluid stream from a first fluid stream;
a waste heat exchanger coupled to the waste side of the thermoelectric device for generating a waste fluid stream from a second fluid stream;
a first fluid path in the seat assembly that directs the first fluid stream and the conditioned fluid stream to a seating surface configured to contact an occupant; and
a second fluid path that directs the second fluid stream from a location proximate the seating surface to the waste heat exchanger via a conduit and the waste fluid stream away from the occupant, the conduit providing fluid communication between the location proximate the seating surface and the waste heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,165,637

LED LIGHTING DEVICE USING AC POWER SUPPLY

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device comprising:a power source configured to produce a plurality of different output voltage;
N-light emitting channels comprising a first light emitting channel, a second light emitting channel, and a third light emitting channel connected in series, and coupled to the power source;
a rectifier configured to rectifier an alternating current (AC) power supply from the power source and connected to a start stage of the first light emitting channel; and
a control voltage output part including a peak detector and a voltage comparator, the peak detector hold and output a peak value of the plurality of different out voltage of the power source and the voltage comparator compare the peak value with a present value and outputs a control voltage having a value corresponding to a high logical value when the peak value is greater than the present value.

US Pat. No. 10,163,068

MANUAL STATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A system comprising:a housing having an upper portion with an inner upper passageway and a lower portion with at least two lower passageways;
a rotation assembly for engagement with an elevated tote to selectively rotate the elevated tote, the rotation assembly being positioned proximate the upper portion of the housing and configured to rotate the elevated tote to release contents carried by the elevated tote into the inner upper passageway of the housing;
at least one door positioned within the housing between the upper portion and the lower portion of the housing;
at least one actuator associated with each of the at least one door, the at least one actuator selectively opening the at least one door to allow passage from the inner upper passageway to one of the at least two lower passageways;
at least one slide positioned within each of the at least two lower passageways beneath the at least one door; and
at least one gathering table positioned at a bottom of each slide.

US Pat. No. 10,161,413

METHOD FOR PREVENTING CORROSION AND COMPONENT OBTAINED BY MEANS OF SUCH

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A motor-compressor casing, comprising:a metal substrate made of carbon steel, low alloy steel, or stainless steel; and
a coating comprising nickel on the metal substrate, the coating comprising:
at least a first metallic layer deposited by electroplating; and
at least a second layer of a nickel alloy deposited by electroless plating,
wherein the second layer of the nickel alloy comprises a first portion of the second layer and a second portion of the second layer, wherein the first portion of the second layer comprises a nickel alloy having substantially the same proportions of constituent metals as the second portion of the second layer, and wherein the thickness of the coating is between 150 ?m and 300 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,159,732

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A stable aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:i) adalimumab;
ii) a buffer; and
iii) a stabilizer;
wherein the composition is free of mannitol and has a pH of about 5 to about 6.

US Pat. No. 10,164,155

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT EXTRACTION STRUCTURES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a semiconductor structure comprising a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region and having a first surface adjacent the substrate and a second surface opposite the first surface, the first surface having a plurality of cavities formed therein and extending into at least one of the n-type region and the p-type region, the plurality of cavities being spaced apart and lined by a dielectric layer, at least a portion of the second surface is roughened to form a plurality of features spaced apart at a distance smaller than a distance between each of the plurality of cavities formed in the first surface to enhance extraction of light emitted from the light emitting layer; and
at least one contact disposed between the first surface of the semiconductor structure and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,159,787

PORT CANNULA SYSTEM FOR PUNCTURING PORT CATHETERS

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A port cannula system comprising a cannula holder, a cannula secured on the cannula holder and having a cannula tip, which can be moved at least to a puncture position and a safety position, a safety portion which at least partially surrounds the cannula tip in the safety position, a feeder connected to the cannula, and at least two support pieces connected to the cannula holder for supporting the port cannula system on a patient's skin, wherein the at least two support pieces are connected to the cannula holder by at least two hinges, and wherein the cannula holder comprises a stationary one-part lower holder segment and a base plate coupled to the lower holder segment and including a through-opening through which the cannula moves, the lower holder segment comprising a plate and at least two lower holder steps extending from the plate and connected to the at least two support pieces configured to provide height compensation through pivotable movement of the at least two support pieces along the at least two hinges to allow leveling of the port cannula system on uneven regions of the patient' skin such that the through-opening of the base plate through which the cannula moves is at a distance from the patient's skin.

US Pat. No. 10,165,685

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A printed circuit board (1) comprising:a plurality of insulating layers and conductive layers;
at least one cavity (5) disposed extending between an inner surface of an outer layer (4) and an inner surface of a base layer (3) and within at least one central insulating layer (2);
a permanent magnet (6) having a base surface disposed on the inner surface of the base layer (3) within the at least one cavity (5) and a top surface opposite the base surface, wherein the permanent magnet has at least one recess (7) in the top surface; and
at least one electromagnetic coil (8) disposed on the inner surface of the outer layer (4) and extending at least partially into the at least one recess (7),
wherein the at least one electromagnetic coil (8) and permanent magnet (6) are configured to cooperate with each other to form:
a microphone wherein the outer layer (4) is configured to vibrate in reaction to incoming sound, or
a loudspeaker, wherein the outer layer (4) is configured to vibrate in order to produce sound.

US Pat. No. 10,159,752

INHALANT FORMULATION CONTAINING SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN AND CORTICOSTEROID

CyDex Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. An aqueous liquid formulation comprising a therapeutically effective amount of corticosteroid dissolved therein, a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin, and an aqueous liquid carrier, whereini. the corticosteroid is budesonide;
ii. the sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin has the structure:

wherein:
each R is —H or —(CH2)4SO3Na;
wherein the average degree of substitution of —(CH2)4SO3Na is 6.0 to 7.1 per cyclodextrin molecule; and
iii. the molar ratio of the sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin to corticosteroid is greater than 14:1;
wherein the aqueous liquid formulation is adapted for pulmonary inhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,165,543

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICE LOCALIZATION IN EXTREME AMBIENT CONDITIONS

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method for localizing a mobile device having a processor and a memory, the method comprising:detecting, using a temperature sensor of the mobile device at a first sampling rate, an ambient temperature anomaly along an indoor route within an indoor facility being traversed;
determining, based on switching to a second sampling rate, that the ambient temperature anomaly persists over a sequence of positions along the indoor route;
filtering a set of barometric ambient pressure measurements contemporaneously associated with the sequence of positions, the set obtained using a barometric pressure sensor of the mobile device; and
localizing the mobile device based at least partly on the filtered set of barometric ambient pressure measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,165,037

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING BANDWIDTH REQUIRED FOR A PAGE FEATURE

CBS INTERACTIVE INC., Sa...

1. A computer implemented method for determining bandwidth of a web page load for a specific feature associated with the web page, the method comprising:parsing, by at least one computing device, an HTTP Archive (HAR) file indicating network traffic associated with requests of a loaded web page to be displayed on a device, wherein the parsing comprises:
(a) determining if a request has a referrer value in the HAR file;
(b) if the request does not have a referrer value in the HAR file, determining that the request is an initiating request;
(c) if the request does have a referrer value in the HAR file;
(d) moving to the referrer value, and:
(e) repeating steps (a) through (d) until the request is the parent initiator;
recording the requests found in the parsing step as a request chains associated with the web page, and associating the request chain with a specific feature of the web page;
repeating the parsing and recording steps for each request chain associated with the specific feature;
determining a respective time for loading of each of the at least one request chain; and
aggregating the respective times for loading all of the request chains associated with the specific feature to determine a web page load bandwidth metric associated with the specific feature.

US Pat. No. 10,159,861

METHOD FOR DELIVERING A LIQUID PRESSURISED BY THE COMBUSTION GASES FROM AT LEAST ONE PYROTECHNIC CHARGE

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for delivering a liquid contained in a reservoir, said reservoir having at least one delivery port for delivering said liquid which is closed off by a blow-out disk that is removable at a threshold pressure applied to said liquid, comprising:carrying out a combustion of at least one pyrotechnic charge in order to generate combustion gases;
pressurizing said liquid under the action of said combustion gases, and
removing said removable blow-out disk from said at least one delivery port and delivering said pressurized liquid, wherein a flow rate of generated combustion gases during the delivery of said liquid ensures a virtually constant pressurization of said liquid, a pressure of said liquid during the delivery of said liquid varying only by a maximum of +/?30% with respect to its initial value at a time at which said blow-out disk is removed, and thus the delivery of said liquid at a virtually constant flow rate, a flow rate of said liquid during the delivery of said liquid varying only by a maximum of +/?30% with respect to its initial value at a time at which said blow-out disk is removed,
wherein said method is implemented in a device comprising said reservoir and at least one pyrotechnic gas generator containing said at least one pyrotechnic charge said at least one pyrotechnic gas generator being connected to said reservoir and a mobile member for separating the generated combustion gases and said liquid being provided within said device, and
wherein the at least one pyrotechnic charge, which is of the solid monolithic block type or of the stack of disks type, has a shape of a right cylinder with a circular cross section and a lateral surface extending along its entire length between two end faces, the lateral surface being combustion-inhibited along a part of the length of the cylinder starting from one of the two end faces, which is itself combustion-inhibited, and not being combustion-inhibited along the complementary part of the length of the cylinder starting from the other end face of the two end faces which is not combustion-inhibited, so that during the pressurization of said liquid, said at least one pyrotechnic charge is end-burning and side-burning while during the delivery of said liquid the at least one pyrotechnic charge is end-burning only.
US Pat. No. 10,164,249

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY LITHIUM BATTERY, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND SECONDARY LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINING THE POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A positive active material for a secondary lithium battery, comprising:a core of lithium transition metal oxide represented by Formula LixMyN1-yO2-?A? and a coating layer of lithium transition metal silicate represented by Formula x?Li2O.y?N?Oa.SiO2-?B? which in-situ formed on the core,
wherein element represented by M is at least one of Ni, Co and Mn; element represented by N and N? each is at least one of Na, K, Rb, Cs, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra, Al, Ga, In, Ge, Sn, Sc, Ti, B, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu; element represented by A and B each is at least one of N, F, P, 5, Cl, Se; and 0.8?x?1.3, 0.6?y?1.0, 0.01?x??2.1, 0.2?y??1.5, 0.1?a?3.0, 0???0.2, 0???0.4, 0???0.5, 0???0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,165,706

LIQUID IMMERSION BATH AND LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid immersion bath comprising:a liquid immersion bath main body in which liquid coolant and an electronic device to be immersed in the coolant are placed;
a coolant inlet and a coolant outlet provided to the liquid immersion bath main body;
a coolant discharge port which floats on a liquid surface of the liquid coolant in the liquid immersion bath main body; and
a hose which couples the coolant outlet and the coolant discharge port and bends in accordance with a movement of the coolant discharge port due to variation in a height of the liquid surface,
the coolant discharge port includes a suction port part having a plurality of holes at a bottom surface of the suction port part and at one side surface of the suction port part and a float which is provided so as to be in contact with an upper surface of the suction port part at a bottom surface of the float, and the hose is coupled to the other side surface of the suction port part opposite to the one side surface of the suction port part.

US Pat. No. 10,165,680

LIGHT-TRANSMITTING CONDUCTOR HAVING NANOSTRUCTURE PATTERN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

INTREE CO., LTD, Gunpo-s...

1. A light-transmitting conductor comprising:a substrate; and
a conduction layer on the substrate,
wherein the conduction layer comprises a conductive material,
wherein the conduction layer comprises a pattern corresponding to a network formed by intersecting nanostructures, and
wherein the nanostructures are one selected from a group consisting of nanotube, nanowire, nanofiber, and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,165,635

MULTIPLE LED STRINGS DRIVEN FROM A CONSTANT CURRENT POWER SUPPLY

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A method of selectively driving a parallel configuration of a plurality of strings of series-connected light emitting devices (LEDs) from a constant current power supply, comprising:providing a plurality of current regulators, each connected in series with an associated string;
individually regulating a current through each string by controlling the associated current regulator;
monitoring an output voltage of the constant current power supply; and
controlling the total current drawn so as to maintain the output voltage of the constant current power supply at a substantially constant value.

US Pat. No. 10,165,609

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a memory and one or more processors;
a first construction unit configured to construct a first wireless network with a first external communication apparatus;
a first detection unit configured to detect any external apparatuses capable of executing a predetermined service based on a discovery protocol in a first communication layer after the communication apparatus has constructed the first wireless network with the first external communication apparatus;
a storing unit configured to store information on a second external communication apparatus detected by the first detection unit, the information indicating that the second external communication apparatus is capable of executing the predetermined service;
a second detection unit configured to detect whether the first external communication apparatus can execute the predetermined service based on a communication via the first wireless network in a second communication layer that is different from the first communication layer, if the discovery protocol in the first communication layer fails or is not supported by the first external communication apparatus, or in a case where the first detection unit does not detect that the first external apparatus is capable of executing the predetermined service;
a second construction unit configured to, in a case where the second detection unit has not detected that the first external communication apparatus is capable of executing the predetermined service, terminate the first wireless network constructed with the first external communication apparatus and construct a second wireless network with the a second external communication apparatus by using the information stored in the storing unit; and
an execution unit configured to, in a case where the first detection unit detects the first external communication apparatus, execute the predetermined service with the first external communication apparatus, without detection by the second detection unit, in a case where the second detection unit detects that the first external communication apparatus is capable of executing the predetermined service, execute the predetermined service with the first external communication apparatus, and in a case where the second detection unit detects that the first external communication apparatus is not capable of executing the predetermined service, execute the predetermined service with the second external communication apparatus,
wherein the one or more processors implement the first construction unit, the first detection unit, the storing unit, the second detection unit, the second construction unit, and the execution unit.

US Pat. No. 10,165,297

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE CODECS

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Z...

1. A method for encoding images, the method comprising:receiving, in an encoder, an input image in a first dynamic range;
generating, based on the input image, a first image in a second dynamic range, wherein the second dynamic range is lower than the first dynamic range;
generating, based on the input image and the first image, an image prediction function which maps pixel values from the second dynamic range to pixel values in the first dynamic range;
applying the image prediction function to the first image to obtain a predicted image;
computing a residual image representing differences between pixel values in the predicted image and corresponding pixel values in the input image; and
encoding and storing data representing the first image, the prediction function, and the residual image,
wherein the method is performed by one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,165,122

CENTRALLY PROVIDED INTERACTIVE CALL MENU FOR A CALL STRUCTURE

GENBAND US LLC, Frisco, ...

13. A method comprising:with a web service portal, receiving from a first user device a first request for data associated with a first interactive call menu, the first interactive call menu having been defined by a first entity through a service provided by the web service portal;
with the web service portal, in response to the request, providing at least a portion of data configured to present the interactive call menu on the first user device, the first interactive call menu being for contacting a plurality of communication destinations associated with the first entity using a web communication service, wherein destination addresses for the communication destinations comprise Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs);
with the web service portal, receiving from a second user device a second request for data associated with a second interactive call menu, the second interactive call menu having been defined by a second entity through the service provided by the web service portal, the second entity being different than the first entity;
with the web service portal, in response to the second request, providing at least a portion of data configured to present the second interactive call menu on the second user device, the second interactive call menu being for contacting a plurality of communication destinations associated with the second entity using the web communication service.

US Pat. No. 10,163,998

TFT ARRAY SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE BASED ON OLED

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate structure based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), comprising:a plurality of sets of TFT components;
capacitors;
common electrodes; and
data signal lines, wherein the plurality of sets of the TFT components, the capacitors, the common electrodes, and the data signal lines are formed on a substrate, each of the plurality of sets of the TFT components comprises a driving TFT, and the driving TFT comprises a gate, a source, and a drain;
wherein a drain frame extends from the drain and surrounds a pixel block of the TFT array substrate structure; and a transparent conductive film is arranged in a region surrounded by the drain frame and is in contact with the drain frame;
wherein each of the plurality of sets of the TFT components further comprises a switch TFT, the switch TFT comprises a gate, a source, and a drain, the source of the switch TFT is coupled to the data signal line, and the drain of the switch TFT is coupled to the gate of the driving TFT; and
wherein the capacitor comprises a first sheet electrode and a second sheet electrode that are disposed opposite to each other and in parallel, the gate of the switch TFT, the gate of the driving TFT, the common electrode, and the first sheet electrode are arranged in a first layer on a surface of the substrate, the source and the drain of the switch TFT, the source and the drain of the driving TFT, the data signal line, and the second sheet electrode are arranged in a second layer, and separated from the first layer by an insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,161,794

SPECTROPHOTOMETER DIAGNOSIS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for diagnosing a spectrophotometer, comprising:printing at least one test patch, in proximity to at least one non-printed substrate patch,
measuring at least one value characteristic of the at least one printed test patch and the at least one non-printed substrate patch using the spectrophotometer,
determining at least one diagnostic score for the spectrophotometer based on the at least one measured value characteristic in comparison with a reference value,
wherein the at least one determined diagnostic score comprises a score indicative of at least one of repeatability of measuring the at least one value characteristic using the spectrophotometer and consistency of measuring the at least one value characteristic using the spectrophotometer.
US Pat. No. 10,160,064

FLUX, SOLDER PASTE AND SOLDER JOINT

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux, comprising:an organic acid;
a thixotropic agent;
rosin; and
a solvent
wherein a fatty acid monoalkylol amide having 14-20 carbon atoms is contained as the thixotropic agent.

US Pat. No. 10,165,682

OPENING IN THE PAD FOR BONDING INTEGRATED PASSIVE DEVICE IN INFO PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A package comprising:a first conductive pad, with a plurality of openings penetrating through the first conductive pad, wherein all portions of the first conductive pad are electrically inter-coupled;
a dielectric layer encircling the first conductive pad, wherein the dielectric layer comprises portions filling the plurality of openings;
a first Under-Bump Metallurgy (UBM) comprising a first via portion extending into the dielectric layer to contact the first conductive pad;
a solder region over and contacting the first UBM; and
an integrated passive device, wherein the solder region bonds the first UBM to the integrated passive device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,666

DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING NON-THERMAL PLASMA EMITTERS

ChiScan Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A non-thermal plasma device comprising:a plasma-emitting array comprising:
a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the substrate having through-holes between the top and bottom surfaces, the substrate made of a dielectric material;
a plurality of drive electrodes on the top surface of the substrate, each of the drive electrodes being centered over and extending at least partially around one of the through-holes; and
a plurality of ground electrodes on the bottom surface of the substrate, each of the ground electrodes extending at least partially around one of the through-holes, such the drive electrodes, the ground electrodes, the substrate, and the through-holes form a plurality of plasma emitters that, when a drive voltage is produced between the drive electrodes and the ground electrodes at a modulation frequency, ionize surrounding ambient air to produce a therapeutic plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,165,546

PROTECTION OF PRIVACY IN PAGING OF USER EQUIPMENT

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:determining at a mobility management element of a communication system that a paging operation is to be initiated for given user equipment;
receiving, at the mobility management element from a core network of the communication system, a first paging request comprising a permanent identifier for the given user equipment;
restricting the paging operation between the mobility management element and the given user equipment to use of a temporary identifier for the given user equipment by:
utilizing the permanent identifier in the first paging request to retrieve the temporary identifier for the given user equipment from a cache of the mobility management element;
generating a second paging request comprising the retrieved temporary identifier for the given user equipment; and
sending the second paging request to a base station element of the communication network to initiate the paging operation utilizing the temporary identifier for the given user equipment;
wherein the mobility management element comprises a processor and memory configured to execute the above steps.

US Pat. No. 10,165,241

SHIFT CONTROL CIRCUIT AND WIRELESS DEVICE

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A shift control circuit provided in a wireless device that performs frequency modulation, and outputting an information signal to be applied to the frequency modulation, the shift control circuit comprising:a first limiter circuit that limits an amplitude of an input control target signal to be equal to or less than a first threshold;
a phase shifter that shifts, for the control target signal having the amplitude limited by the first limiter circuit to be equal to or less than the first threshold, a phase of a frequency component within a predetermined first frequency range by a predetermined amount;
a first suppressor that suppresses, for the control target signal phase-shifted by the phase shifter, the frequency component equal to or greater than a second threshold; and
a reducer that suppresses, for any of (i) the control target signal having the amplitude limited by the first limiter circuit to be equal to or less than the first threshold, (ii) the control target signal phase-shifted by the phase shifter, and (iii) the control target signal having the frequency component equal to or greater than the second threshold and suppressed by the first suppressor, a frequency component within a predetermined second frequency range, and thus reducing a wave height value of the information signal,
wherein the shift control circuit outputs the information signal that is the control target signal having the frequency component equal to or greater than the second threshold and suppressed by the first suppressor or the control target signal having the frequency component within the second frequency range and suppressed by the reducer.

US Pat. No. 10,163,572

CERAMIC-WOUND-CAPACITOR WITH LEAD LANTHANUM ZIRCONIUM TITANATE DIELECTRIC

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A method for fabricating a ceramic-wound-capacitor, said method comprising:providing an apparatus configured to feed a carrier-strip through a deposition-process, wherein the deposition-process includes;
depositing a sacrificial-layer on top of the carrier-strip;
depositing a first-electrically-conductive-layer on top of the sacrificial-layer;
depositing a dielectric-layer of lead-lanthanum-zirconium-titanate (PLZT) on top of the first-electrically-conductive-layer;
depositing a second-electrically-conductive-layer on top of the dielectric-layer, thereby forming an arrangement formed of the first-electrically-conductive-layer, the dielectric-layer, and the second-electrically-conductive-layer, said arrangement coupled to the carrier-strip by the sacrificial-layer; then
separating the arrangement from the carrier-strip and the sacrificial-layer to define an exposed-surface of the first-electrically-conductive-layer opposite the dielectric-layer;
applying a protective-coating to the exposed-surface; and
winding the arrangement with the protective-coating to form a ceramic-wound-capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,161,699

TAKEDOWN FIREARM WITH INTEGRAL FOREND STORAGE

Magpul Industries Corp., ...

14. A takedown firearm, comprising:a stock assembly having a buttstock assembly comprising an aperture; and a forend assembly removably couplable to the buttstock assembly at a first location and a second location; wherein when the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the first location, the forend assembly is positioned to support a barrel of the firearm in a longitudinal firing position; and when the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the second location, the forend assembly is positioned to support the barrel at an angle relative to the longitudinal firing position and the forend assembly is nested in a storage cavity of the buttstock assembly; and
a barrel removably coupled to the forend and configured for coupling to a receiver of the takedown firearm, the barrel having a barrel shank, the barrel shank configured to engage the aperture in the buttstock assembly when the forend assembly is coupled to the buttstock at the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,161,679

MOBILE VENEER DRYER

USNR, LLC, Woodland, WA ...

1. A veneer dryer, comprising:an elongate enclosure with an input end, an output end, a heating zone, and a conveyor extending through the heating zone; and
a plurality of movers, each of the movers having a respective frame, a support platform, and an endless loop rotatably coupled with the frame, the frames fixedly coupled with a bottom portion of the elongate enclosure,
wherein the movers are disposed between the elongate enclosure and an underlying support surface, and
wherein at least some of the movers are movable along the underlying support surface in response to force applied against the elongate enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,161,020

RECRYSTALLIZED ALUMINUM ALLOYS WITH BRASS TEXTURE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. An aluminum alloy product comprising:a 2xxx aluminum alloy;
(a) wherein the aluminum alloy is recrystallized and comprises at least 60% recrystallized grains;
(b) wherein at least some of the recrystallized grains have a texture, and wherein at least some of these recrystallized grains have a brass texture;
(c) wherein the recrystallized grains having the brass texture comprise the largest fraction of the recrystallized grains having texture;
(d) wherein an area fraction of the brass texture is at least 10%; and
(e) wherein the 2xxx series aluminum alloy product exhibits a tensile yield strength and fracture toughness combination that is least equivalent to a compositionally equivalent unrecrystallized alloy product of the same product form and of similar thickness and temper.
US Pat. No. 10,159,661

PENICILLIN RETARD COMPOSITION FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION

Sandoz AG, (CH)

1. Disposable injection syringe pre-filled with an injectable suspension, the suspension comprising:a) a pharmaceutical active agent selected from one or more of benzylpenicillin, penicillin G procain, penicillin G benzathine, ampicillin, and phenoxymethyl penicillin, a salt or a prodrug thereof,
b) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and
c) water,wherein the suspension is free of a preservative agent selected from formaldehyde, phenol, meta-cresol, benzyl alcohol, parabens, benzalkonium chloride, chlorobutanol, thimerosal, phenylmercuric salts or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,165,603

COLLISION DETECTION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COLLISION DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Communication Systems...

1. A collision detection device in a communication device having a transmission device configured to transmit a packet by radio, the collision detection device configured to detect a collision of the transmitted packet with another packet, the collision detection device comprising:an antenna configured to receive a spatial radio signal;
a processor for executing instructions that cause the processor to:
at a given cycle, perform sampling of power of the spatial radio signal in a packet transmission period during which the transmission device transmits the packet,
calculate, as an index value, at least one of an average value and a degree of variation of power of the spatial radio signal in the packet transmission period based on sampled data obtained in the sampling,
determine a reference value based on a transmission power of the packet, and
compare the index value with the reference value to detect whether or not a collision of the packet is present; and
storage configured to store the sampled data and the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,165,422

SCALABLE INDOOR NAVIGATION AND POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of determining a position of a device, comprising: gathering at least one of device signal data and device sensor data, the device signal data including at least one wireless communication signal data, the device sensor data including at least one of magnetometer data, accelerometer data and gyroscope data; estimating a plurality of potential trajectories describing a movement of the device as a sequence of positions based on the at least one of the device signal data and the device sensor data, a calibrated fingerprint map, and by determining, from the device sensor data, a device direction of travel angle corrected for at least one of a device sensor drift and a device sensor bias factors using a misalignment matrix, wherein the fingerprint map comprises a plurality of fingerprint locations having at least one of associated device signal data values and device sensor data values synchronized for differing data, wherein the plurality of potential trajectories includes a first trajectory determined based on occurrence of a predefined event and a second trajectory determined based at least on past information and present information corresponding at least one of the device signal data and the device sensor data pertaining to the device; andwherein the data fusion produces the best estimate current trajectory based on a weighted average of the estimated plurality of potential trajectories; and
determining the position of the device based on the data fusion of the estimated plurality of potential trajectories, the data fusion producing at least a best estimate current trajectory from the estimated plurality of potential trajectories.

US Pat. No. 10,165,361

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER PROTECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A loudspeaker protection system, comprising:an upstream loudspeaker model estimation component including:
an impedance model fitter configured to receive at least current data of a loudspeaker during audio playback, to estimate an impedance of the loudspeaker based on the at least received current data, and to estimate a plurality of impedance model parameters of an impedance model of the loudspeaker based on the estimated impedance of the loudspeaker, and
an excursion model converter configured to compare the estimated impedance model to the estimated impedance of the loudspeaker to estimate one or more first impedance model parameters of the plurality of impedance model parameters as being non-negligible and one or more second impedance model parameters of the plurality of impedance model parameters as being negligible, to convert the one or more first impedance model parameters to a plurality of parameters of an excursion model of the loudspeaker and to exclude the one or more second impedance model parameters from the excursion model of the loudspeaker; and
a downstream audio signal processing component including:
first audio signal processing circuitry configured to receive an audio signal and the plurality of parameters of the excursion model of the loudspeaker and to generate a processed version of the audio signal corresponding to a constrained predicted excursion based on the excursion model, and
distortion suppression circuitry configured to suppress unwanted distortion in the processed version of the audio signal to generate an output audio signal for playback by the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,164,331

MULTI-ANTENNA AND RADIO APPARATUS INCLUDING THEREOF

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A multi-antenna, comprising:a ground plane;
a first antenna structure comprising a first feeding point positioned on a first surface of the ground plane, a first feed element connected to the first feeding point, and a first radiating element positioned to establish electromagnetic field coupling with the first feed element such that the first radiating element functions as a radiation conductor when power is supplied by the first feed element through the electromagnetic field coupling with the first feed element; and
a second antenna structure comprising a second feeding point positioned on a second surface of the ground plane, a second feed element connected to the second feeding point, and a second radiating element positioned to establish electromagnetic field coupling with the second feed element such that the second radiating element functions as a radiation conductor when power is supplied by the second feed element through the electromagnetic field coupling with the second feed element,
wherein the first radiating element of the first antenna structure and the second radiating element of the second antenna structure are positioned on mutually different planes such that the first and second radiating elements intersect with respect to each other and that no ground conductive line is formed between the first and second radiating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,163,479

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIPOLAR MEMORY WRITE-VERIFY

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method for writing data to a memory device, said method comprising:writing a bit of data into a memory cell, wherein said memory cell comprises a bit line and a source line, said writing comprising:
applying a first differential voltage bias across said bit and source lines provided said data bit is a first logic value; and
applying a second differential voltage bias across said bit and source lines provided said data bit is a second logic value, wherein said second differential voltage bias is opposite in polarity to said first differential voltage bias; and
verifying said bit of said memory cell by applying either said first or second differential voltage bias across said bit and source lines depending on the logic value of said bit.

US Pat. No. 10,162,097

OPTICAL SYSTEM, AND ASSEMBLY FOR EMITTING LIGHT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. An optical system that influences a light emitted from a light source (9), comprising:a first optical element (1), which is plate-shaped, such that a plane (E) is established by the first optical element (1), wherein the first optical element (1) has a lateral edge region (11) through which light enters and
a second optical element (2), which is plate-shaped, wherein the second optical element (2) is disposed parallel to the first optical element (1), and has a light emitting region (21) through which the light exits;
wherein the second optical element (2) has at least one elongated lens element (3), which extends along a longitudinal axis (L) in another plane (E?), which is at least substantially perpendicular to the first plane (E), and the first optical element (1) has at least one elongated structure (5) parallel to the longitudinal axis (L), through which light is emitted; and
further wherein the at least one elongated lens element (3) has a groove (4) extending parallel to the longitudinal axis (L), through which light enters, formed on a side of the second optical element (2) facing the first optical element (1).

US Pat. No. 10,161,742

RANGE FINDER

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A method of detecting a shift of a projected pattern as an object on a conveyor passes through the projected pattern, said method comprising the steps of:(a) projecting a patterned light sequence of elements across a conveyor belt, wherein the patterned light sequence comprises a plurality of codes that are non-repeating within a predetermined number of adjacent codes and wherein each code comprises a predetermined arrangement of six elements that define the code so that the codes of the plurality of codes are distinguishable from each other, wherein the six elements of the code correspond in a one-to-one relationship to six respective said elements of the patterned light sequence, wherein the respective elements of the patterned light sequence are successively adjacent in the patterned light sequence and alternate in being one of a light and a dark light intensity, wherein each respective element in the patterned light sequence is one of a narrow width and a wide width, and wherein width of each said respective element in the patterned light sequence defines a value of its corresponding said element in the code;
(b) receiving reflected light from the object on said conveyor belt, said reflected light comprising at least a portion of said projected patterned light sequence of elements;
(c) generating a signal representative of at least a portion of said received reflected light;
(d) detecting the elements in said at least a portion of said received reflected light based on transitions in said generated signal corresponding to transitions in the first characteristic;
(e) determining, for each said element detected at step (d), a width of the detected element in the generated signal and, based on the determined width, the value of the detected element;
(f) based on values determined at step (e), identifying in the received reflected light at least one said code; and
(g) determining a shift in position of the at least one code identified at step (f) from the patterned light sequence projected at step (a) to the reflected light received at step (b) and;
(h) determining a dimension of the object based on the shift.

US Pat. No. 10,161,569

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube, which includes a light transmissive portion, a reinforcing portion and an end cap; and
an LED light assembly, which includes an LED light source and an LED light strip, wherein:
the light transmissive portion is fixedly connected to the reinforcing portion;
the reinforcing portion includes a platform and a bracing structure;
the bracing structure is fixedly connected to the platform and holds the platform in place;
the LED light source is thermally and electrically connected to the LED light strip, which is in turn thermally connected to the reinforcing portion;
the end cap is attached to an end of the lamp tube;
an outer surface of the lamp tube reveals a combination of metallic outer surface and nonmetallic outer surface;
a cross section of the lamp tube perpendicular to the lamp tube's longitudinal axis reveals a combination of metallic object and nonmetallic object;
a hypothetical line D-D horizontally bisects the cross section into an upper segment and a lower segment;
the upper segment and the lower segment have an identical length vertically;
a hypothetical line segment U-L vertically bisects the cross section into a left segment and a right segment;
the left segment and the right segment have an identical length horizontally;
the line segment U-L includes an upper endpoint U and a lower endpoint L, both endpoints falling on a circumference of the cross section;
a length of the line segment U-L from the point U to the point L is H;
a line T-T is a lowest horizontal line on the cross section above which no metallic object is found;
a line B-B is a highest horizontal line on the cross section below which no metallic object is found;
a distance from the line T-T to the line B-B is D3;
a distance from the point U to the line T-T is D1;
a distance from the line B-B to the point L is D2;
a line T?-T? is a lowest horizontal line on the cross section above which no reinforcing portion is found;
a line B?-B? is a highest horizontal line on the cross section below which no reinforcing portion is found;
a distance from the line T?-T? to the line B-B is F;
a distance from the point U to the line T?-T? is F1;
a distance from the line B?-B? to the point L is F2;
a hypothetical closed curve is defined on the cross section by all points whose distance from a center of the cross section is half the distance from the center to the circumference of the cross section;
the curve divides the cross section into a disk containing the center and a ring surrounding the disk;
R1 is a ratio of an overall area of the metallic outer surface to an overall area of the nonmetallic outer surface; and
R1 is from 0.001 to 0.9.

US Pat. No. 10,162,846

DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION USING ODATA ENTITY KEYS

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
detecting a first modification of a first property data of a first entity of a first entity type in a relational database, the first entity having at least one first Open Data Protocol (OData) key comprising first other property data of the first entity distinct from the first property data, the first entity comprising a navigation property link linking the first entity to a second entity of a second entity type, the second entity comprising a second property data absent from the first entity;
generating, in response to the detection of the first modification of the first property data, a first event notification comprising a first indication that the first property data has been modified and the at least one first OData key based on an event structure model, the first event notification being absent the modified first property data;
transmitting the first event notification to at least one application programming interface (API);
detecting a second modification of the second property data of the second entity, the second entity having at least one second OData key comprising second other property data of the second entity distinct from the second property data;
generating, in response to the detection of the second modification of the second property data, a second event notification comprising a second indication that the second property data has been modified and the at least one second OData key based on the event structure model, the second event notification being absent the modified second property data; and
transmitting the second event notification to the at least one API.

US Pat. No. 10,161,751

VIBRATION-TYPE ANGULAR RATE SENSOR

Sumitomo Precision Produc...

1. A vibration-type angular rate sensor comprising:a vibrator;
a primary-side control circuit including a closed control loop, of which an output induces a primary vibration in the vibrator; and
a secondary-side control circuit including a closed control loop that detects a secondary vibration generated in the vibrator due to an angular velocity applied to the vibrator, wherein
a sensor output from the secondary-side control circuit that is inversely proportional to a second power of a temperature change of a gain of the vibrator is corrected by adding, to the closed control loop of the secondary-side control circuit, an offset value based on the output of the closed control loop of the primary-side control circuit that is inversely proportional to the temperature change of the gain of the vibrator.
US Pat. No. 10,161,021

FCC MATERIALS OF ALUMINUM, COBALT AND NICKEL, AND PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A method comprising:(a) using a feedstock in an additive manufacturing apparatus, wherein the feedstock comprises:
6.7-11.4 wt. % Al;
5.0-48.0 wt. % Co; and
43.9-88.3 wt. % Ni;
(b) producing a metal product in the additive manufacturing apparatus using the feedstock.

US Pat. No. 10,165,686

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT PACKAGE WITH SURFACE LEADS

TDK-Micronas GmbH, Freib...

1. An electrical component comprising:a first package composed of a first plastic compound, the first package being formed as a single piece, the single piece including a flat base and sloping side walls;
a first trench-shaped formation formed in the first package between the sloping side walls;
a first semiconductor body, with an integrated circuit, arranged in the first trench-shaped formation on the flat base of the first package;
a second semiconductor body, with a plurality of semiconductors lying one above another along an effective axis of the second semiconductor body, arranged in the first trench-shaped formation on the flat base of the first package;
at least two traces embedded in an outer surface of the sloping side walls of the first package and are provided on a surface of the flat base of the first trench-shaped formation, the at least two traces being connected to the integrated circuit; and
a filling material of a second plastic compound filled in the first trench-shaped formation that covers at least the first semiconductor body, the outer surface having the at least two traces being opposite an inner surface of the first trench-shaped formation that contacts the filling material.

US Pat. No. 10,165,651

LED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

CCS Inc., Kyoto-shi, Kyo...

1. An LED illumination system comprising:a power supply device which can variably set a supply current; and
an LED illumination device connected to the power supply device, wherein
the LED illumination device includes:
an LED circuit;
a bypass circuit; and
a distribution circuit that distributes a current supplied from the power supply device to supply one part thereof to the LED circuit and the other part thereof to the bypass circuit according to a fixed ratio regardless of a current value,
the distribution circuit includes:
a first resistance element arranged in series with the LED circuit;
a second resistance element arranged in series with the bypass circuit; and
a voltage maintaining circuit for maintaining voltages applied to the first resistance element and the second resistance element so that the voltages are substantially equal,
the distribution circuit is configured so as to determine the ratio based on a resistance value of the first resistance element and a resistance value of the second resistance element,
the power supply device includes a constant voltage circuit which generates a constant voltage and a constant current circuit which can variably set a current, and the LED illumination device includes a first terminal connected to the constant voltage circuit and a second terminal connected to the constant current circuit,
the voltage maintaining circuit includes:
a differential amplifier circuit having a pair of input terminals;
a feedback circuit performing a feedback operation so as to keep potentials of the respective input terminals equal; and
a pair of transistors having emitters connected to the respective input terminals, so that base potentials are kept equal,
the first resistance element is arranged between the base of the first transistor and the first terminal, and the LED circuit is arranged between the base of the first transistor and the second terminal, and
wherein the second resistance element is arranged between the base of the second transistor and the first terminal, and the bypass circuit is arranged between the base of the second transistor and the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,165,407

MAGNETIC LANDMARK METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING IN-BUILDING (LOCAL VENUE) THRESHOLD

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of detecting a transition of a mobile device across an indoor threshold, the method executed in one or more processors and comprising:upon detecting a pattern of magnetic anomaly characteristics associated with a sequence of position changes of the mobile device, extracting the pattern, the pattern indicative of a variation of absolute values of the magnetic measurements in the sequence of position changes along a trajectory of motion of the mobile device;
comparing the extracted pattern with a stored magnetic signature associated with the indoor threshold; and
based on the comparing, inferring that the mobile device is one of transitioning in position and has transitioned in position across the indoor threshold;wherein the indoor threshold is located at an entranceway to a local venue within a building, and the pattern of magnetic anomaly characteristics is at least partly caused by at least one radio frequency identification device.

US Pat. No. 10,163,668

THERMAL DYNAMIC RESPONSE SENSING SYSTEMS FOR HEATERS

WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTU...

1. A heater system comprising:a heater assembly including a heating surface for heating a heating target, the heating surface defining a plurality of heating zones;
an imaging device that acquires a thermal image of the heating surface of the heater assembly; and
a control system that determines variations in the plurality of heating zones based on the thermal image of the heating surface, wherein the thermal image includes a plurality of pixels corresponding to the plurality of heating zones in the heater assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,162,995

CAPACITIVE IMAGE SENSOR WITH NOISE REDUCTION FEATURE AND METHOD OPERATING THE SAME

SUNASIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A capacitive image sensor, comprising:a plurality of capacitive sensing units forming an array, each capacitive sensing unit for transforming a distance between a portion of a surface of an approaching finger and a top surface thereof into an output electric potential, wherein a value of the output electric potential is changed by a driving signal coupled on the finger;
at least one sample-and-hold circuit for capturing and retaining different output electric potentials;
at least one signal conditioning circuit, each comprising at least one differential amplifier for amplifying a difference between two electric potentials retained by the sample-and-hold circuit; and
a driving source, for providing the driving signal to the finger,
wherein the driving signal is a signal with a potential change or potential changes, caused by a positive waveform or a negative waveform; the electric potential at each part of the capacitive sensing units is set to a constant value during reset stages; the difference between two output electric potentials retained in the sample-and-hold circuit is a noise-reduced value representing a distance between the capacitive sensing unit and the portion surface of the finger above the capacitive sensing unit; the sample-and-hold circuit retains at least a first and a second output electric potentials under a corresponding positive waveform or negative waveform; the capacitive image sensor sequentially collects the noise-reduced values under the corresponding positive waveform and negative waveform for each pixel, and maps the noise-reduced values to corresponding locations of the capacitive sensing units to obtain a noise-reduced image of the finger;
wherein the capacitive sensing unit further comprises: a sensing electrode; a voltage follower, wherein an input node of the voltage follower is connected to the sensing electrode, and an output node of the voltage follower is connected to the sample-and-hold circuit; a first comparative capacitor, wherein one node of the first comparative capacitor is electrically connected to the voltage follower, and the other node thereof is electrically connected to a ground end; a bias voltage source, for providing a constant bias voltage; and a first switch, connected between the bias voltage source and the first comparative capacitor; and
wherein the first comparative capacitor and all components electrically connected thereto is reset to the constant bias voltage while the first switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,160,747

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR KINASE MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound having Formula II(a) or II(b):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a solvate, a tautomer, a stereoisomer or a deuterated analog thereof, wherein:
Ring A is phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, or pyridazinyl;
Y is N or CR9; R9 is hydrogen, halo, amino, alkyl optionally substituted with alkoxy or hydroxy, haloalkyl, or alkoxy;
(i) is a single bond, wherein:
Z1 is CH or N, Z2 is C(R12)(R12a) and Z3 is C(R13)(R13a); or
Z1 is CH, Z2 is N(R12) and Z3 is C(R13)(R13a); or
Z1 is CH, Z2 is C(R12)(R12a) and Z3 is N(R13);
or
(ii) is a double bond, wherein:
Z1 is CH or N, Z2 is C(R12) and Z3 is C(R13); or
Z1 is CH, Z2 is N and Z3 is C(R13); or
Z1 is CH, Z2 is C(R12) and Z3 is N;
R2 is

wherein:
Ring B is a 5 or 6-membered saturated or unsaturated ring having 0-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S;
each Q is independently hydrogen, alkyl, halo, cyano, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, oxo, —R20OR21, —R20OR21, —R20OC(O)R21, —R20C(O)N(R24)(R25), —R20S(O)tR22, —R20N(R24)(R25), or —R20N(R24)(R25), or —R20N(R24)C(O)R21, wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl or heterocycloalkylalkyl is independently optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups each independently halo, oxo, amino, alkyl, haloalkyl or —R20OR21,
Q1 is hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, —R23OR21, —R23OR23OR21, —R23C(O)R21, —R23N(R24)(R25), —R23OC(O)R21, —R23C(O)OR21, —R23C(O)N(R24)(R25), or —R23S(O)tR22 , wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl or heterocycloalkylalkyl is independently optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups each independently halo, oxo, amino, alkyl, haloalkyl or —R20OR21;
each Q3 is independently hydrogen, cyano, —S —C1-C2 alkyl, halo, C2-C3 alkenyl, C2-C3 alkynyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, cyclopropyl, amino, —N(H)(C1-C3alkyl), —N(H)C(O)C(H)=CH2 or C1-C3 alkyl, wherein each Q3 is optionally substituted with 1-3 substituents each independently halo, hydroxy or methoxy;
Q4 is hydrogen, cyclopropyl, C1 -C4 alkoxy, or C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 substituents each independently halo, hydroxy or methoxy;
each R20 is independently alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene or a direct bond;
each R21 is independently hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl or cycloalkyl;
each R22 is independently alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl or cycloalkyl;
each R23 is independently alkylene, alkenylene or alkynylene;
R24 and R25 are each independently hydrogen or alkyl;
a is an integer from 0 to 3;
each t is independently 0, 1 or 2;
R3 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
each R6 is independently hydrogen, halo, C1-C3alkyl, or C1-C3 alkoxy;
each R7 is independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-C6cycloalkylalkyl, —S(O)2alkyl, or a 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-C6 alkyl, wherein each R7 is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups each independently hydroxy, halo, C1-C6 alkyl, cyano or C1-C6 haloalkyl;
R9a is hydrogen, halo, hydroxy-C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy-C1-C6 alkyl;
each R11 is independently a 5-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —C(O)OCH3, or —C(O)OH;
R10 is C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxy-C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy-C1-C6 alkyl, 5-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —C(O)OCH3, or —C(O)OH;
R12 is hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —(CH2)0-2—N(R1b)2, halo, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —C(O)—C3-C6cycloalkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1-2 R11 groups, 5-6 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-2 R11 groups, or alkynyl optionally substituted with R10;
R13 is hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —C(O)—C1-C4 alkyl, halo, cyano, —(CH2)0-2—N(R1b)2, —C(O)NHCH3, amino, —NHC(O)CF3, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —C(O)—C3-C6 cycloalkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1-2 R11 groups, 5-6 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-2 R11 groups, or alkynyl optionally substituted with R10;
each R1b is independently hydrogen or alkyl;
R12a is hydrogen; or
R12 and R12a, together with the carbon to which they are attached, join to form a C3-6 spirocycloalkyl; or
R12 and R12a form an oxo group;
R13a is hydrogen; or
R13 and R13a, together with the carbon to which they are attached, join to form a C3-6 spirocycloalkyl; or
R13 and R13a form an oxo group; and
m is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,160,599

CHUTE AND SORTING INSTALLATION, AND METHOD FOR SORTING ARTICLES

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A chute for articles, in particular packages and/or consignments, having a chute base for the article to slide down, having at least one storage installation, preferably assigned to the lower end of the chute, for the articles that have slid down along the chute base,wherein the storage installation is configured to be adjustable, in particular pivotable, from an upper receiving position for receiving the articles sliding down the chute into a lower discharging position for discharging the received articles, and back again;
wherein the storage installation has, transversely to the chute base, at least one finger element, in particular a plurality of finger elements that are preferably spaced-apart from one another, and preferably in that the free ends of the finger elements are directed at least partially counter to the transporting direction of the articles along the chute base;
wherein the finger elements each have at least two flexible flank elements that extend jointly in the longitudinal direction of the finger element as far as the free end of the finger element, and in that the flexible flank elements are each connected flexibly together in the longitudinal direction of the finger elements via a plurality of crosspieces, such that the free ends of the finger elements can be adjusted from a lower position into an upper position and back again, preferably curved in a vertical direction, in particular with respect to the hand element.

US Pat. No. 10,163,226

ONLINE CALIBRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CAMERA SYSTEM

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A method for calibrating a camera system of a motor vehicle, wherein at least one camera of the camera system sequentially generates camera images respectively from an environment of the motor vehicle and a processor of the camera system respectively generates a virtual plan view of the environment from a predetermined virtual perspective, from the camera images by means of a projection, the method comprising:a) recognizing, by the processor, a straight vehicle motion of the motor vehicle along a predetermined direction of motion;
b) passing, at least once, with recognized travel along the predetermined direction of motion and by the processor, a calibration cycle for each camera, wherein for the calibration cycle, the processor performs the following steps:
transforming camera images of the camera based on current projection parameters of the projection;
determining motion vectors in the virtual plan view based on the transformed camera images;
for at least one geometric characteristic of the motion vectors selected from a group consisting of a length and a direction, setting a respective reference value depending on a direction of motion;
determining an error value from a difference between the at least one geometric characteristic of the motion vectors and the respective corresponding reference value; and
determining new projection parameters from the current projection parameters depending on the error value,
wherein in each calibration cycle, the error value is iteratively reduced by determining intermediate projection parameters depending on the error value and newly orienting only the motion vectors in the virtual plan view based on the intermediate projection parameters by newly transforming by means of the projection, until the error value satisfies a predetermined optimization criterion; and
wherein for a y component of each motion vector oriented parallel to a transverse axis of the vehicle, the y reference value zero is set, and for an x component oriented parallel to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, an average value of all of the x components of the motion vectors is set as an x reference value, and a sum of squared differences is formed as the error value.

US Pat. No. 10,162,314

TWO-WAY ARCHITECTURE

SAFRAN ELECTRONICS AND DE...

1. A switching method applied by a first processing unit, called local processing unit, of a flight control system of an aircraft comprising at least one engine,said local processing unit being configured for controlling at least one actuator, called local actuator, so as to control the engine of the aircraft, and being able to be connected to at least one local sensor and to be connected via at least one link to a second processing unit, called opposite processing unit, configured for controlling at least one opposite actuator and being connected to at least one opposite sensor, said local processing unit being further configured so as to be connected to emergency communication means giving the possibility of ensuring exchanges of data between the local processing unit and the opposite processing unit in the case of failures of said at least one link connecting them, said emergency communication means comprising at least one of a network of sensors, a network of actuators and an onboard secure network for avionics,
said method comprising steps of:
sending to the opposite processing unit acquisition data relative to the at least one local sensor and actuator data relative to the at least one local actuator,
receiving from the opposite processing unit acquisition data relative to the at least one opposite sensor and actuator data relative to the at least one opposite actuator,
receiving a health datum relative to the health condition of the opposite processing unit, called opposite health datum,
determining a health datum relative to the health of said local processing unit, called local health datum,
switching of said local processing unit from a first state to a second state, depending on said received opposite health datum and on said determined local health datum,
said steps of sending, receiving acquisition data and of receiving a health datum being applied via said at least one link or said emergency communication means, and said states being from among an active state in which the local processing unit ensures control of the engine of the aircraft, a passive state in which the local processing unit does not ensure the control of the engine of the aircraft and a slave state in which the local processing unit gives over to the opposite processing unit the control of said local actuators for controlling the engine of the aircraft,
wherein the switching step comprises:
determining, from the local health datum, a state datum relative to the state of said local processing unit and from a health status datum of the local processing unit relative to the capability of the local processing unit of ensuring control of the engine, and
switching said local processing unit into the slave state:
when the state datum indicates that the local processing unit is in a passive state and,
when the health status datum indicates a status in which:
the local processing unit is capable of communicating with the opposite processing unit,
the local processing unit is incapable of ensuring the control of the engine,
and the local processing unit is capable of controlling the local actuators.

US Pat. No. 10,162,282

ELECTROSTATIC PRINTING SYSTEM WITH CHARGED VOLTAGE DEPENDENT ON DEVELOPER VOLTAGE

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. An electrostatic printer comprising:a photoconductor member;
a charging unit to charge the photoconductor member to a charged voltage;
an imaging unit to generate a latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member by discharging areas of the charged photoconductor member;
a developer unit to develop a toner image on the photoconductor member using a developer voltage; and
a controller to:
change the developer voltage; and
change the charged voltage dependent on the change of the developer voltage to reduce or compensate for a change in a difference between the charged voltage and the developer voltage in response to the change of the developer voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,159,515

BONE PLATE WITH MOVABLE JOINT

Acumed LLC, Hillsboro, O...

1. A bone plate for fixing bone, comprising:a first plate member and a second plate member respectively defining a first aperture and a second aperture, each plate member also defining one or more through-holes configured to receive one or more fasteners to attach the plate member to bone, wherein the first plate member and the second plate member respectively include a first plurality and a second plurality of mating features that connect the plate members to one another for rotation about a pivot axis extending through the first and second apertures, wherein the first plurality and the second plurality of mating features form a pair of interface regions that are distinct and spaced from one another along the bone plate, wherein each interface region of the pair of interface regions restricts translational separation of the plate members from one another parallel to the pivot axis, wherein one of the interface regions is formed by an edge of the first plate member received in an arcuate channel of the second plate member, and wherein the other interface region is formed by an edge of the second plate member received in an arcuate channel of the first plate member, wherein the bone plate has a width where the plate members overlap one another, and wherein a distance between at least one interface region of the pair of interface regions and the pivot axis is greater than one-half the width of the bone plate.

US Pat. No. 10,159,398

DISHWASHER RACK SYSTEM

Midea Group Co., Ltd., B...

1. A dish washing appliance comprising:a dishwasher tub;
at least one dishwasher rack positioned within the dishwasher tub, the at least one dishwasher rack positionable between a stowed position and a deployed position along a horizontal plane, wherein the deployed position is different from the stowed position;
at least one motor;
a gear mechanism connecting the at least one motor to the at least one dishwasher rack;
the at least one dishwasher rack is operable between the stowed position and the deployed position in at least one of an automatic configuration and a manual configuration;
when in the automatic configuration the at least one motor applies a first force to the at least one dishwasher rack between the deployed position and the stowed position; and
when in the manual configuration the at least one motor applies a second force in addition to a user applied force to the at least one dishwasher rack between the deployed position and the stowed position, wherein the second force is less than the first force and greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,165,667

COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH SUPERCONDUCTING AND NON-SUPERCONDUCTING COMPONENTS LOCATED ON A COMMON SUBSTRATE

Microsoft Technologies Li...

1. A computing system comprising: a housing, wherein a lower pressure is maintained inside the housing than an atmospheric pressure outside the housing; a first plurality of components; a second plurality of components; a first substrate, inside the housing, arranged in a first plane having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first plane, wherein the second surface is opposite to the first surface, wherein a first set of the first plurality of components is attached to the second surface towards a first end of the first substrate and wherein a second set of the second plurality of components is attached to the second surface towards a second end of the first substrate, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end, wherein each of the first plurality of components is configured to provide primarily a processor functionality and wherein each of the second plurality of components is configured to provide primarily a storage functionality; a second substrate, inside the housing, arranged in a second plane above or below the first plane, the second substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface parallel to the second plane, wherein the fourth surface is opposite to the third surface, wherein a third set of the first plurality of components is attached to the fourth surface towards a third end of the second substrate and wherein a fourth set of the second plurality of components is attached to the fourth surface towards a fourth end of the second substrate, wherein the third end is opposite to the fourth end, and wherein each of the first substrate and the second substrate comprising a plurality of circuit traces for interconnecting at least a subset of the first plurality of the components with at least a subset of the second plurality of components; and a heat-shield configured to thermally separate the first end from the second end of the first substrate and thermally separate the third end from the fourth end of the second substrate such that each of the first plurality of components is configured to operate at a first temperature and each of the second plurality of components is configured to operate at a second temperature greater than the first temperature, and wherein the first temperature is in a range between 2 Kelvin to 77 Kelvin and wherein the second temperature is in a range between 200 Kelvin to 400 Kelvin.

US Pat. No. 10,165,500

NETWORK SEARCH METHOD, NETWORK SEARCH DEVICE AND TERMINAL

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A network search method executed by a terminal, comprising:keeping residing in a second network when the terminal is disconnected from a first network or has not registered to the first network; and
performing a search operation for the first network, when a serving cell or an adjacent cell in the second network corresponding to the terminal changes;
terminating the search operation for the first network when a continuous failure count of the search operation for the first network is greater than or equal to a predetermined count; and
initiating the search operation for the first network, under the condition that the terminal initiates a routing area updating request or a location area updating request in the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,162,324

METHOD FOR MANIPULATING A CONTROL PROGRAM OF A CONTROL DEVICE

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A method for manipulating a control program of a control unit, the control unit having a first memory for accommodating the control program, and the control program having a plurality of first functions, at least one of the first functions controlling an actuator, the method comprising:providing a plurality of variables;
assigning a memory address to each of the variables, a predefined assignment being implemented between the variables and the first functions;
providing the control unit with at least one processor, the at least one processor of the control unit having a plurality of computing cores;
executing the control program with the first functions by a first computing core;
processing, during the processing of the control program, a second function in a second computing core of the control unit;
assigning a first function a first value to a variable and writing the first value into the memory address of the variable at a first point in time; and
assigning the second function a second value to the variable, the variable being overwritten with the second variable at a second point in time, the control program accessing the modified value of the variable at a third point in time,
wherein the second function has program code that is different at least in part from the first function, and
wherein a control instance time-coordinates the accesses to the memory address of the variable with one another such that the first point in time falls before the second point in time and the second point in time falls before the third point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,160,772

5,6-DIHYDRO-4H-BENZO[B]THIENO-[2,3-D]AZEPINE DERIVATIVES

PULMOCIDE LIMITED, Londo...

22. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1 optionally in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable diluents or carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,159,994

SPRAY-COATING GUN FOR SPRAY COATING OBJECTS WITH COATING POWDER

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A spray-coating gun for spray coating objects with coating powder, wherein the spray-coating gun has a coating powder spray head at its front end region for spraying coating powder and a coating powder connection as well as at least one compressed gas connection at its opposite rear end region, wherein coating powder can be supplied to a coating powder channel extending to the coating powder spray head via the coating powder connection, and wherein compressed gas can be supplied to at one least compressed gas channel extending to the front end region of the spray-coating gun via the at least one compressed gas connection, wherein:the compressed gas channel comprises at least one compressed gas branch line via which at least a portion of the compressed gas supplied to the compressed gas channel is fed to the coating powder channel for setting the powder/air mixture necessary for the atomizing at the coating powder spray head and/or for homogenizing of the coating powder supplied to the coating powder channel
wherein the spray-coating gun comprises:
a shaft housing comprising a front and a rear end region, wherein the coating powder spray head is affixed or affixable to the front end region of the shaft housing, and wherein at least one compressed gas channel is formed in the shaft housing which extends at least partly through the shaft housing in the longitudinal direction of the shaft housing;
a connecting piece which is affixed or affixable at the rear end region of the shaft housing for the connection of at least one compressed gas line and comprises a through-hole in the longitudinal direction of the shaft housing; and
a tube-like, hollow affixing element for affixing the connecting piece to the shaft housing;
wherein the rear end of the at least one compressed gas channel is axially opposite the front end of a compressed gas bore extending through the connecting piece, wherein the compressed gas bore extending through the connecting piece is fluidly connected to the coating powder channel extending though the hollow affixing element for supplying compressed gas to the coating powder conveyed through the coating powder channel.

US Pat. No. 10,159,440

PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING GARMENTS

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. A garment adapted to monitor a regional respiration of a wearer, the garment comprising:a garment body comprising a compression fabric, wherein the garment body is configured as a compression garment;
a plurality of respiratory sensors arranged on different regions of the garment body, wherein each respiratory sensor comprises an elastic ribbon formed of fabric impregnated with a conductive ink, an electrical connector at each end of the elastic ribbon, and a cover comprising a piece of compression fabric; and
a sensor module interface located on the garment body, wherein each respiratory sensor connects to the sensor module interface, further wherein the sensor module interface is configured to connect with a sensor manager unit to detect changes in electrical resistance respiratory sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,163,023

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING CURRENCY BILLS AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A document processing device, comprising:a first input port configured to receive a first container such that the first container is coupled to the first input port, wherein the first container is a mini-safe configured to be locked, thereby securely storing a plurality of documents therein, a housing of the first container extending from the document processing device such that a portion of the housing of the first container protrudes outside of a housing of the document processing device;
a transport mechanism configured to transport at least a portion of the plurality of documents from the first container along a transport path past a sensor;
the sensor configured to scan at least a portion of each of the documents transported past the sensor to produce data; and
a first output port configured to have a second container coupled thereto,
the transport mechanism being configured to deliver a first portion of scanned ones of the plurality of documents to a second container coupled to the first output port, wherein the second container is a mini-safe configured to be locked, thereby securely storing the first portion of the scanned ones of the plurality of documents therein,
a housing of the second container extending from the document processing device such that a portion of the housing of the second container protrudes outside of the housing of the document processing device, wherein the portion of the housing of the first container and the portion of the housing of the second container protrude outside of the housing of the document processing device during transporting and scanning of documents.

US Pat. No. 10,162,678

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A computing system comprising one or more processors and a memory, the memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the one or more programs singularly or collectively comprising instructions for executing a method comprising:for a plurality of jobs in a queue, wherein each respective job in the plurality of jobs is associated with a timestamp that indicates when the respective job was submitted to the queue and specifies one or more node resource requirements:
(A) determining a composite computer memory requirement and a composite processing core requirement, for the plurality of jobs, from the one or more node resource requirements of each job in the plurality of jobs;
(B) identifying a one or more nodes to add to a cluster to satisfy at least a subset of the composite computer memory requirement and the composite processing core requirement, wherein the identifying (B) comprises:
(i) obtaining a current availability score or list price for each respective node class in a plurality of node classes, and
(ii) submitting a request for one or more nodes of a corresponding node class in the plurality of node classes when a demand score for the corresponding node class (a) satisfies the current availability score for the corresponding node class by a first threshold amount or (b) satisfies the list price for the corresponding node class;
(C) adding the one or more nodes to the cluster of nodes, wherein the adding comprises installing a distributed computing module on each respective node in the one or more nodes; and
(D) granting each respective node in the one or more nodes with a draw privilege, wherein the draw privilege permits the distributed computing module of a respective node to draw one or more jobs from the plurality of jobs subject to a constraint that the collective computer memory requirements and processing core requirements of the one or more jobs collectively drawn by a respective node in the cluster of nodes does not exceed a number of reservable processing cores and a reservable memory capability of the respective node, and wherein the respective node identifies the one or more jobs by scanning the plurality of jobs in accordance with the draw privilege.

US Pat. No. 10,161,616

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH RELIABLE ELECTRIC SHOCK CURRENT CONTROL FREE OF FIRE HAZARD

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising a displacement sensor, at least one pair of electrical contacts controlled by the displacement sensor, and at least one electrical conductor configured to connect to a lamp fixture socket that is wired to connect to either alternate current (AC) mains or ballasts;
a full-wave rectifier connected to the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base and configured to convert an input AC voltage of either the AC mains or the ballasts into a direct current (DC) voltage;
at least one LED printed circuit board (LED PCB) disposed between the two ends of the housing;
one or more LED arrays disposed on the at least one LED PCB; and
an LED driving circuit comprising an input filter, a power sustaining device, a driver comprising a voltage feedback module and a low voltage input, one or more start-up resistors connected with the voltage feedback module, and an electrical jumper pair, the one or more start-up resistors and the voltage feedback module configured to provide a low DC voltage to couple to the power sustaining device via the electrical jumper pair and to sustain operation of the LED driving circuit;
wherein:
the at least one pair of electrical contacts in each of the two lamp bases are connected in series and further connected to the electrical jumper pair so as to loop between the power sustaining device and the low voltage input of the driver;
when either one of the at least one pair of electrical contacts is not electrically connected, a through-lamp electric shock current does not flow out of the one or more LED arrays;
when one of the at least one electrical conductor in one of the two lamp bases is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket while the other one of the at least one electrical conductor in the other one of the two lamp bases is removed from the respective lamp fixture socket and touches an electrically-conductive object, the LED driving circuit stops to operate without delay, free of electric shock current flowing to the electrically-conductive object, and free of electric arc generated on the respective one pair of electrical contacts; and
when the at least one electrical conductor in each of the two lamp bases is inserted into the lamp fixture socket, the at least one pair of electrical contacts are actuated by the displacement sensor in each lamp base to deliver the low DC voltage from the power sustaining device to the driver, thereby operating the driver and powering the one or more LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,159,614

HOSPITAL BED

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. A patient support apparatus comprising:a base frame;
a patient support platform supported above the base frame, wherein the patient support platform comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion has a first end distal from the second portion and a second end proximal to the second portion, and the first portion is configured to move so that the first end of the first portion is raised while the second end of the first portion moves away from the second portion, wherein the first portion is configured to pivot around a first pivot point, and wherein the first pivot point is configured to translate in a linear path away from the second portion when the first portion is pivoted around the first pivot point; and
a dynamic pivot mechanism coupled to the first portion of the patient support platform, wherein the dynamic pivot mechanism comprises a pivot member, a pivot arm coupled to the pivot member, a link member pivotally coupled at a first end thereof to the pivot arm, and a slide member pivotally coupled to a second end of the link member and extending distally of the second end of the first portion of the patient support platform towards the second portion of the patient support platform, thereby allowing the link member to pivot at each end with respect to the pivot arm and the slide member.

US Pat. No. 10,165,592

SCHEDULING REQUEST RESOURCE SELECTION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising:
a primary cell with a primary physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmitted to the base station; and
a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station;
in response to a media access control (MAC) entity, of the wireless device, having more than one valid PUCCH resource for a scheduling request in a subframe, selecting, by the MAC entity of the wireless device, one of the primary PUCCH and the secondary PUCCH as a selected valid PUCCH resource for a scheduling request to transmit a scheduling request signal to the base station via the subframe;
instructing a physical layer, by the MAC entity, to transmit the scheduling request signal on the selected valid PUCCH resource for the scheduling request via the subframe; and
transmitting, by the physical layer to the base station, the scheduling request signal via the selected valid PUCCH resource of the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,161,734

MEASUREMENT FIXTURE FOR MEASURING DIMENSIONS OF A BLADE SERVER

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A measurement fixture for measuring dimensions of a blade server, comprising:a base;
a lateral plate standing upon the base, a piercing hole being formed on the lateral plate, and a plurality of guiding pillars being disposed on the lateral plate;
a top plate disposed on an edge of the lateral plate opposite to the base, an accommodating space being formed between the base, the lateral plate and the top plate and configured to accommodate the blade server;
a movable measurement plate whereon a plurality of guiding holes is formed, the movable measurement plate utilizing the plurality of guiding holes to movably connect with the plurality of guiding pillars, the movable measurement plate comprising:
an opening portion; and
an indicating portion adjacent by the opening portion; and
a dimensional measurement component movably passing through the piercing hole, the dimensional measurement component having a first end and a second end opposite to each other, the first end protruding from a surface of the lateral plate facing the accommodating space to touch the blade server, and the second end protruding from the other surface of the lateral plate opposite to the accommodating space to partly reach out the opening portion;
wherein a structural dimension of the indicating portion is utilized to compare with a part of the second end reaching out the opening portion for determining the dimensions of the blade server.

US Pat. No. 10,160,272

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PRESSURE OF TIRE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A system for monitoring a pressure of a tire, the system comprising:a frequency measurement unit configured to measure frequencies of multiple tires mounted on a vehicle;
a frequency analysis unit configured to calculate a first average frequency in a tire replacement mode and to calculate a second average frequency in a driving mode;
a calculation unit configured to calculate a low-pressure probability for a speed interval of the tire; and
a determination unit configured to determine whether the tire is at low pressure state based at least in part on the low-pressure probability for the speed interval of the tire calculated by the calculation unit,
wherein the determination of whether the tire is at low pressure state based at least in part on the low-pressure probability for the speed interval of the tire comprises determining whether each tire is at low pressure state when the number of frequencies acquired in a speed interval is more than a predetermined number,
wherein the tire replacement mode includes an operation to perform tire frequency learning depending on mounting of a new tire.

US Pat. No. 10,165,700

HOST DEVICE AND ADD-ON MODULE ASSEMBLY WITH A RUGGED MODULE CONNECTION

TRIMBLE INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. An assembly for providing a rugged interface between a host device and an add-on module, comprising:a host device including a host device body with a side including a docking bay, wherein the docking bay includes a receiving surface that is recessed a distance from the side of the host device body to define a depth of the docking bay and wherein the host device includes a hook mating feature with a body protruding outward from the docking bay; and
an add-on module including a module body with a top side and a bottom side,
wherein the module body is positionable within the docking bay with the top side of the module body abutting the receiving surface of the docking bay,
wherein the module body includes a hook extending upward from an end of the top side that is adapted to receive the body of the hook mating feature when the module body is positioned within the docking bay to block rotation of the module body out of the docking bay,
wherein the module body further comprises at least one fastener with a threaded end extending outward from the top side of the module body,
wherein the at least one fastener is provided in a first end of the module body opposite a second end of the module body containing the hook, and
wherein the receiving surface of the docking bay includes one or more threaded holes for receiving the threaded end of the at least one fastener when the module body is positioned within the docking bay.

US Pat. No. 10,164,685

SPATIALLY AWARE WIRELESS NETWORK

FREELINC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A spatially aware wireless network comprising:a plurality of nodes, wherein one or more nodes in the plurality of nodes is configured to receive, via a physical layer, a polarized spatial position signal from a transmitting node in the plurality of nodes using near field magnetic induction (NFMI);
a spatial position module configured to determine a relative spatial orientation and a position of the transmitting node in the spatially aware wireless network, based on the received polarized spatial positioning signal, to determine a position and a radial velocity of the transmitting node relative to the one or more nodes; and
a network configuration module configured to define a network configuration using one or more of the plurality of nodes, wherein the network configuration is defined based on the position and the radial velocity of the one or more nodes in the plurality of nodes identified using the spatial position module.

US Pat. No. 10,164,361

SEPARATOR FOR ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. A separator configured to separate first and second electrical sub-assemblies that include first and second substrates, respectively, and respective pluralities of first and second electrical connectors that are mounted to the first and second substrates, respectively, and mated to each other, the separator comprising:a first separation member having at least one first separation post that is sized and configured extend through an aperture that extends through the first printed circuit board; and
a second separation member having at least one second separation post that is sized and configured to extend through a second aperture that extends through a second printed circuit board of the second electrical sub-assembly, such that the first separation post is in mechanical communication with the second substrate, and the second separation post is in mechanical communication with the first substrate,
wherein when the first separation post extends through the first aperture and is in mechanical communication with the second substrate, and the second separation post extends through the second aperture and is in mechanical communication with the first substrate, at least one of the first and second separation members is configured to receive a compressive force toward another one of the first and second separation members sufficient to cause the first and second substrates to separate from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,161,882

METHOD OF EXAMINING LOCATIONS IN A WAFER WITH ADJUSTABLE NAVIGATION ACCURACY AND SYSTEM THEREOF

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for examining an object, the method comprising:receiving data indicative of a plurality of alignment targets, each alignment target being associated with a target location on an object;
identifying a plurality of locations to be captured;
selecting by a processor, an alignment target subset of the plurality of alignment targets, wherein each of the plurality of locations is within a determined distance from a single alignment target from the alignment target subset, the distance determined being in accordance with a provided field of view, and wherein the alignment target subset comprises fewer targets than locations to be reviewed; and
aligning the object relative to an examination tool for capturing the locations within the determined distance from the single alignment target by using the alignment target subset.

US Pat. No. 10,159,389

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH SENSOR FOR SHEET SEPARATION

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing a sheet product disposed therein, comprising:a roller assembly configured to advance the sheet product for dispensing, the roller assembly comprising at least one roller having a shaft;
a movable member rotatably coupled to the shaft of one of the at least one rollers and configured to interact with the sheet product, the movable member being rotatable about an axis from a first position to a second position when the sheet product is pulled by a user;
a biasing member operably coupled to the movable member, the biasing member providing a biasing force to return the movable member to the first position after the sheet product is pulled by the user, wherein the biasing member comprises a weight member or an elastic member;
an optical sensor configured to generate a signal in response to interruption of a path of light transmitted by an optical transmitter, wherein the path of light is interrupted by the movable member or a projection extending from a body portion of the movable member when the movable member is in the second position; and
a tear bar having an edge for tearing the sheet product when the sheet product is pulled by the user, the tear bar being distinct from the movable member.
US Pat. No. 10,160,827

RESIN COMPOSITION AND FLUX

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A resin composition, consisting of: a hydroxyl carboxylic acid having two or more carboxyl groups and a hydroxyl group in its molecule; and an epoxy resin in a mass ratio of 1:3 through 1:7, wherein the epoxy resin is contained in an amount of 75% by mass through 87.5% by mass based on the total mass of the resin composition.

US Pat. No. 10,160,755

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR KINASE MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound of Formula I(b) or I(c):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a solvate, a tautomer, an isomer or a deuterated analog thereof, wherein:
R1 is

R2 is:

each R4 is independently H, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, halo, hydroxy, cyano, cyclopropyl, 5-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, C(O)(R7), pyrrolidinylsulfonyl, amino, dimethylamino, isopropylsulfonamide, n-propyl sulfonamide, ethylsulfonamide, methylsulfonamide, N-methylmethanesulfonamide, cyclopropylsulfonamide, cyclopropylcarbonyl, —N(H)—C(O)-methyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, carboxyl-(C1-C4)alkyl, oxenatyl, or 3-methyloxenatyl, wherein each alkyl, alkoxy, cyclopropyl, or heterocycloalkyl moiety of R4 is optionally substituted with 1-3 groups independently selected from C1-C4 alkyl, methoxy, fluoro and chloro;
each R7 is independently H, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, alkyl, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, hydroxy, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, or alkylsulfonyl;
and
L is absent, ethynylene, —O-alkylene-, —N(H)—C(O)—, —C(O)—N(H)—, or —N(H)—S(O)2—.

US Pat. No. 10,160,339

SMART GRID MANAGEMENT

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A control system for a power grid, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium, coupled to the processor, comprising processor executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
determine, for a selected time interval, an amount of electrical energy from a power grid that can be used to charge rechargeable electric vehicles by a plurality of charging segments, the charging segments being positioned along transportation routes in a transportation network; and
regulate, via a switching fabric and over the selected time interval, the electrical energy provided by the charging segments in accordance with the determined amount of electrical energy from the power grid that can be used to charge rechargeable vehicles,
wherein the determined amount of electrical energy from the power grid that can be used to charge rechargeable vehicles is dependent upon one or more of current power consumption levels by grid users other than rechargeable electric vehicles, historical power consumption levels by rechargeable electric vehicles and/or other grid users, and a number of rechargeable electric vehicles currently on the transportation network.

US Pat. No. 10,165,073

MULTIPLE CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY INVESTIGATIVE DATA AGGREGATION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM ACCESS TO AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DATA

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis system comprising:at least one controlled-environment facility communications management system, each at least one controlled-environment facility communications management system associated with at least one controlled-environment facility and comprising at least one processor and memory coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the memory stores program instructions, and wherein the program instructions are executable by the at least one processor to:
capture at least one telephone number associated with a controlled-environment facility resident and/or at least one telephone number of at least one non-resident associated with the resident; and
a centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system comprising at least one processor and memory coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the memory stores program instructions, and wherein the program instructions are executable by the at least one processor to:
receive, from each controlled-environment facility communications management system, captured resident and non-resident telephone numbers and identification of the residents associated with the non-residents;
access at least one social media account of each resident or non-resident using a captured telephone number;
gather information related to a respective resident from at least one accessed social media account;
incorporate gathered information into the centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system; and
provide investigative leads resulting from incorporation of the gathered information into the centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system to users of the multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis system.

US Pat. No. 10,164,829

INCREMENTAL UPDATE OF THE DATA PLANE OF A HARDWARE FORWARDING ELEMENT

BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A network forwarding element comprising:a set of data plane circuits comprising (i) a set of ingress buffers for storing data plane packets received at the forwarding element and (ii) a plurality of configurable packet processing stages for processing the data plane packets stored in the ingress buffers; and
a set of control plane circuits comprising a set of direct memory access (DMA) buffers for configuring the configurable packet processing stages of the data plane, the control plane circuits configured to:
load configuration data for reconfiguring the data plane packet processing stages into the set of DMA buffers while the data plane packet processing stages are processing the data plane packets stored in the ingress buffers;
configure the ingress buffers to (i) pause sending the data plane packets to the data plane packet processing stages and (ii) continue storing the incoming packets while sending the data plane packets to the data plane packet processing stages is paused;
load the configuration data from the DMA buffers into the data plane packet processing stages; and
configure the ingress buffers to resume sending the data packet plane packets to the data plane packet processing stages, the data plane packets sent to the data plane packet processing stages comprising the packets stored in the ingress buffers while sending the data plane packets to the data plane packet processing stages has been paused.

US Pat. No. 10,164,754

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING SPURIOUS CONTROL INFORMATION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A computer-implemented method of detecting false downlink control information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, whether a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidate has been successfully decoded at a first aggregation level of a particular tree structure;
when it is determined that the PDCCH candidate has been successfully decoded at the first aggregation level of the particular tree structure, skipping PDCCH candidates at a second, higher, aggregation level within the particular tree structure, such that the skipped PDCCH candidates are not decoded;
performing, by the one or more processors, duplicate PDCCH detection;
when the detection determines that the PDCCH candidate is not a duplicate of a given PDCCH candidate previously successfully decoded, extracting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process identity from a downlink control information (DCI) message; and
determining whether the HARQ process identity is outside a HARQ process identity range.

US Pat. No. 10,162,733

DEBUGGING FAILURE OF A SERVICE VALIDATION TEST

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus configured to support a service validation test for validating a service between a first device and a second device, the apparatus comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
send, from the first device toward the second device before initiation of the service validation test, a first statistics request message configured to request statistics from the second device; and
send, from the first device toward the second device after completion of the service validation test, a second statistics request message configured to request statistics from the second device.
US Pat. No. 10,161,006

DIAGNOSIS OF HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A method comprising:(a) providing buffy coat of peripheral blood or buffy coat of a bone marrow aspirate isolated from a subject, and
(b) measuring the expression level of gelsolin mRNA in the buffy coat,
wherein the expression level is measured by a technique selected from the group consisting of quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR), reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE-PCR), multiplex RT-PCR, Northern blotting, nuclease protection assays, in situ hybridization, serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE), and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq).

US Pat. No. 10,165,127

CHARGING FOR USAGE OF RADIO RESOURCES THAT ARE SHARED BETWEEN MTC TRAFFIC AND NON-MTC TRAFFIC

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A system comprising:a base station of a wireless access network that is configured to communicate with a plurality of mobile devices over an air interface, the base station comprising:
a scheduler configured to determine a scheduling of radio resources on at least one radio channel of a bandwidth over the air interface that are shared between Machine Type Communication (MTC) traffic and legacy traffic, and to provide signaling to an MTC device and a legacy device indicating the scheduling of the radio resources that are shared on the at least one radio channel; and
a resource sharing detector configured to collect resource sharing information regarding the sharing of the radio resources on the at least one radio channel between the MTC traffic and the legacy traffic, and to transmit a message to a network element of a core network that includes the resource sharing information.

US Pat. No. 10,164,428

VOLTAGE-SOURCE MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER, DC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND FAULT PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A voltage-source multi-level converter, comprising:at least one phase unit; wherein each phase unit comprises a first bridge arm and a second bridge arm; a first terminal of the first bridge arm is taken as a first DC terminal of the phase unit; a first terminal of the second bridge arm is taken as a second DC terminal of the phase unit; and a second terminal of the first bridge arm and a second terminal of the second bridge arm are shorted together, as an AC terminal of the phase unit;
wherein the first bridge arm comprises at least two switchable first modules and one first reactor connected in series; a first terminal of the first reactor is connected to the AC terminal of the phase unit; a second terminal of the first reactor is connected to a first terminal of the at least two first modules connected in series; and a second terminal of the at least two first modules connected in series is connected to the first DC terminal of the phase unit;
wherein the second bridge arm comprises at least two switchable second modules and one second reactor connected in series; a first terminal of the second reactor is connected to the AC terminal of the phase unit; a second terminal of the second reactor is connected to a first terminal of the at least two second modules connected in series; a second terminal of the at least two second modules connected in series is connected to the second DC terminal of the phase unit; and
a parallel fault shunt circuit connected between the second terminal of the first reactor and the second terminal of the second reactor;
wherein the parallel fault shunt circuit is triggered after an AC side switch in the converter is switched off, and sharing the current of a fault loop, so as to accelerate a DC side switch to disconnect the fault;
wherein each of the switchable first modules and the switchable second modules comprises: a first turn-off semiconductor switch and a second turn-off semiconductor switch connected in series, a first diode connected in anti-parallel with the first turn-off semiconductor switch, a second diode connected in anti-parallel with the second turn-off semiconductor switch, and an energy storage element, wherein the energy storage element is connected in parallel with a series branch of the first turn-off semiconductor switch and the second turn-off semiconductor switch; and
wherein a negative terminal of the first turn-off semiconductor switch is connected to a positive terminal of the second turn-off semiconductor switch, a connection point thereof is taken as a second terminal of the first module, and a negative terminal of the second turn-off semiconductor switch is taken as a first terminal of the first module; or a positive terminal of the second turn-off semiconductor switch is taken as a second terminal of the first module, a negative terminal of the second turn-off semiconductor switch is connected to a positive terminal of the first turn-off semiconductor switch, and a connection point thereof is taken as a first terminal of the first module.

US Pat. No. 10,162,421

ACTION RECOGNITION METHOD AND ACTION RECOGNITION APPARATUS

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An action recognition method, wherein the method comprises:detecting a motion of at least one body position of a user by using at least one first-type sensor;
in response to that a motion amplitude of the at least one body position does not exceed a preset threshold, activating at least one second-type sensor, wherein the second-type sensor has a higher detection precision for a motion amplitude not exceeding the preset threshold than that of the first-type sensor for the motion amplitude not exceeding the preset threshold; and
recognizing an action of the at least one body position of the user based on at least a detection result of the at least one second-type sensor,
wherein the recognizing an action of the at least one body position of the user comprises:
recognizing an action of the at least one body position of the user based on at least a detection result of the at least one first-type sensor and the at least one second-type sensor, and
wherein the recognizing an action of the at least one body position comprises:
determining and/or adjusting a configuration parameter of the activated at least one second-type sensor based on at least a detection result of the at least one first-type sensor; and
recognizing an action of the at least one body position based on at least the detection result of the at least one second-type sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,161,207

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING A RESERVOIR USING RE-CLOSEABLE SLEEVES AND NOVEL USE OF A SHIFTING TOOL

NCS Multistage Inc., Cal...

1. A method of stimulating a formation within a wellbore that is lined with a wellbore string, the wellbore string including a port and a flow control member, wherein the flow control member is displaceable relative to the port for effecting opening and closing of the port, comprising:deploying a workstring including a bottomhole assembly within the wellbore string, wherein the bottomhole assembly includes:
an uphole assembly portion including a valve plug and an actuatable second shifting tool;
a downhole assembly portion including a valve seat and an actuatable first shifting tool;
actuating the first shifting tool such that the first shifting tool becomes disposed in gripping engagement with the flow control member;
establishing a first sealing interface, wherein the sealing interface is effected, at least in part, by:
(a) seating of the valve plug on the valve seat;
(b) sealing engagement or substantially sealing engagement between an actuated sealing element and the flow control member; and
applying a displacement-urging pressure differential across the sealing interface by supplying of pressurized fluid uphole of the sealing interface such that, in response, the actuated first shifting tool urges displacement of the flow control member in a downhole direction such that the opening of the port is effected by the displacement;
after the displacing of the flow control member from the closed position to the open position, and while the port is opened, and the pressure differential is existing across the sealing interface, applying a first actuating pressure differential uphole of the sealing interface such that the second shifting tool is actuated and becomes disposed in engagement with the flow control member such that the second shifting tool is exerting a first gripping force against the flow control member;
while the first actuating pressure differential is being applied, applying a tensile force to the workstring that is (i) insufficient to effect displacement of the flow control member relative to the port such that the port becomes closed, and (ii) with effect that the workstring becomes disposed in tension;
reducing the first actuating pressure differential being applied such that a second actuating pressure differential, less than the first actuating pressure differential, is being applied such that the second shifting tool is exerting a second gripping force, less than the first gripping force, against the flow control member;
wherein:
the second gripping force is sufficiently low such that, while the second gripping force is being exerted, the tension in the workstring is sufficient to effect uphole displacement of the second shifting tool relative to the flow control member such that the upper assembly portion is displaced uphole relative to the bottom assembly portion such that the valve plug becomes unseated relative to the valve seat such that the sealing interface is defeated and such that the fluid pressure, resisting uphole displacement of the flow control member, is at least reduced;
the uphole displacement is insufficient to effect displacement of the second shifting tool uphole of the flow control member such that the second shifting tool remains engaged to the flow control member;
and
after the sealing interface has been defeated, and while the second shifting tool is exerting the gripping force against the flow control member that is sufficient to effect displacement of the flow control member to the closed position in response to pulling up of the second shifting tool by the workstring, applying a pulling up force to the workstring such that displacement of the flow control member to the closed position is effected.

US Pat. No. 10,160,393

VEHICLE ARTICLE CARRIER SYSTEM HAVING STRETCH RAILS WITH STOWABLE CROSS BARS

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A vehicle article carrier apparatus for securing articles above an outer body surface of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a pair of low profile support rails fixedly secured generally parallel to one another on the outer body surface;
a pair of cross bars configured to be coupled to the support rails in a stowed orientation extending parallel to the support rails, so as to be generally not visible from a side of the vehicle, and an operative orientation extending perpendicularly between the support rails and elevationally above the support rails for supporting articles thereon;
each said cross bar including a pair of end supports for securing the cross bar to the support rails; each said end support including:
a neck portion;
a support element pivotally secured to the neck portion;
a clamp element pivotally secured to the neck portion for assisting in clamping its associated said end support onto one of the support rails when its associated said cross bar is in the operative orientation;
the clamp element further being held in a retracted position generally co-linear with the support element when the support element is positioned generally co-linear with the neck portion, and held in a recessed portion of the neck portion, to facilitate attachment of the end support to one of the support rails when being secured in the stowed orientation; and
a fastening assembly carried by the support element for securing the clamp element in clamping engagement with its associated said support rail when the associated said support rail is in its operative orientation.
US Pat. No. 10,159,719

KIT WITH STABILIZED THROMBIN

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A sealant kit comprising: i) a container comprising a thrombin component as a solution, the thrombin component comprises an inhibitor of thrombin activity which is a thrombin binding oligonucleotide, wherein the inhibitor and thrombin in the thrombin component are present in the solution at a molar ratio of 9:1 to 1:1 inhibitor: thrombin; ii) a separated container comprising an antisense oligonucleotide and optionally iii) instructions, wherein the thrombin binding oligonucleotide comprises a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and wherein the antisense oligonucleotide comprises a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

US Pat. No. 10,165,672

SHIELDING CLIP AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sercomm Corporation, Tai...

1. A shielding clip, adapted for fixing a shielding cover on a circuit board, the shielding clip comprising:a bottom plate, parallel to an XY plane and having a first side region and a second side region;
wherein:
the first side region has a first pin extending toward a ?Z direction and a first buckle plate extending toward a +Z direction; and
the second side region has a second pin extending toward the ?Z direction and a second buckle plate extending toward the +Z direction,
wherein:
the first side region has a first lateral side from which the first buckle plate extends toward the +Z direction and a second lateral side that is a free side, and the first and second lateral side are two opposite side of the first side region; and
the second side region has a third lateral side from which the second buckle plate extends toward the +Z direction and the fourth lateral side that is a free side, and the third and fourth lateral side are two opposite side of the second side region.