US Pat. No. 10,172,227

PLASMA ACCELERATOR WITH MODULATED THRUST

AERNNOVA, Madrid (ES) UN...

1. A plasma accelerator comprising:an electrically conductive discharge chamber with an open end,
means for introducing ionizable propellant inside the discharge chamber,
an active cathode configured to emit electrons for ionizing the propellant and neutralizing outflowing ions, the active cathode placed outside the discharge chamber,
a cathode grid being a passive cathode placed after the open end of the discharge chamber,
an electrically conductive control grid placed after the cathode grid,wherein the plasma accelerator further comprises:power supply means configured to apply:
a potential (VCT) between the control grid and the active cathode for controlling thrust of outflowing plasma stream through the open end of the discharge chamber,
a potential (VAC) between the active cathode and the discharge chamber for accelerating electrons into the open end of the chamber and ions towards the open end of the discharge chamber and,
a potential (VDS) between the discharge chamber and the cathode grid for imparting an electric field between the discharge chamber and the cathode grid;wherein the active cathode, the cathode grid and the control grid are arranged so as to introduce electrons emitted from the active cathode into the discharge chamber through the control grid and the cathode grid.

US Pat. No. 10,172,256

MULTI-WAY OPENING PANEL FOR AN ELECTRONICS RACK WITH ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HINGE

Middle Atlantic Products,...

1. An electronics rack with an electrically controlled panel, the rack comprising:a base, at least four side walls and a top, the base, sidewalls and top defining an enclosure with an interior, the enclosure having at least one opening in at least one sidewall or the top for accessing the interior of the enclosure;
at least four vertical supports attached to and extending up from the base for supporting the side walls and the top;
at least one panel mounted to the enclosure for permitting controlled access to the interior of the enclosure;
at least two electronically controlled hinges mounted to opposite sides of the panel, each hinge having a hinge axis about which the panel can rotate when the hinge on the opposite side of the panel is unlocked, the hinge axes of the two hinges being parallel to one another, each hinge including a hinge pin that is slidable in a housing between a retracted position and an extended position, a portion of the hinge pin extending out of the housing and into a recess in a hinge cup in the extended position, and wherein the portion of the hinge pin is substantially retracted into the housing and out of the recess in the hinge cup in the retracted position, the housing of each hinge being attached to one of either the panel or the enclosure and the hinge cup is mounted to the other of the panel or the enclosure, each hinge further including an electronically controlled drive mechanism for controlling reciprocation of the hinge pin relative to the housing;
wherein when the hinge pins on the two hinges are in their extended position and in the recesses of the hinge cups the panel cannot be rotated about either hinge axis, and wherein when the hinge pin of one of the two hinges is in its retracted position and the hinge pin of the other of the two hinges is in its extended position, the panel can be rotated about the hinge axis of the hinge that has the hinge pin in its extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,683

WORKPIECE CONVEYING APPARATUS FOR A PRESSING MACHINE

Aida Engineering, Ltd., ...

1. A workpiece conveying apparatus for a pressing machine, comprising:two robots each comprising:
a raising and lowering frame supported on a stationary frame so as to be movable in a Z-axis direction being an up-and-down direction, the stationary frame being mounted to extend along a Y-axis direction that is a width direction orthogonal to an X-axis direction being a workpiece conveying direction of a passage space for conveying a workpiece;
a first arm supported at a proximal end side thereof on the raising and lowering frame through a first joint so as to be freely rotatable within a horizontal plane;
a second arm supported at a proximal end side thereof on a distal end side of the first arm through a second joint so as to be freely rotatable within the horizontal plane;
a first arm driving mechanism configured to drive the first arm to rotate about the first joint with respect to the raising and lowering frame; and
a second arm driving mechanism configured to drive the second arm to rotate about the second joint with respect to the first arm;
a raising and lowering mechanism configured to enable the two robots to move in the Z-axis direction;
a cross arm configured to couple distal ends of second arms of the two robots so as to be freely rotatable within the horizontal plane through a third joint;
a workpiece holding unit removably connected to the cross arm and configured to releasably hold the workpiece through a tool holder;
a shifting device mounted to the cross arm and configured to move, by a shifting movement drive source, a drive-side shifting member linearly along a longitudinal direction of the cross arm relative to the cross arm; and
a sliding device mounted to the workpiece holding unit and configured to move, under a state in which the workpiece holding unit is connected to the cross arm, the tool holder in a Y-axis direction by an operation of causing a driven-side shifting member corresponding to the drive-side shifting member to be driven by the drive-side shifting member.

US Pat. No. 10,166,964

PEDALLESS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM WITH REDUNDANT PUMP

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SY...

1. A braking system for an autonomous vehicle comprising:four brake devices each configured to respectively brake one of four vehicle wheels;
a first control system including a first pump fluidly connected to all four brake devices via at least one of a first hydraulic circuit and a second hydraulic circuit, wherein the first control system includes a first motor coupled to the first pump;
a second control system including a second pump fluidly connected to all four brake devices via the at least one of the first and second hydraulic circuit, the second pump fluidly connected in parallel with the first pump, wherein the second control system includes a second motor coupled to the second pump; and
a controller in communication with the first and second control systems, the controller configured to detect a fault in the first control system, and the controller configured to determine which component of the first control system contains the fault and to activate a corresponding component of the second control system in response to the detected fault such that the second control system operates in combination with operational components of the first control system.

US Pat. No. 10,165,907

PORTABLE, VERTICALLY ORIENTED AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER APPARATUS

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A towel dispenser, the towel dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a top and a bottom, wherein the bottom is configured to support the housing in a vertical orientation, wherein the housing further defines an interior space configured to receive a paper towel roll in a vertical orientation for vertical support thereof during dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll;
a loading door configured to rotate relative to the housing between a closed position and an open position, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the closed position, the loading door and the housing define a gap configured to enable dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll therein, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the loading door and the housing define an opening that enables insertion of the paper towel roll into the interior space of the housing;
one or more rollers configured to engage a portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll; and
a motor assembly configured to drive the one or more rollers to cause dispensing of the portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll through the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,172,269

CHUCK DEVICE AND COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A chuck device comprising:a plurality of types of chuck pawls clamping a component;
a chuck pawl switching mechanism switching the chuck pawls in use among the plurality of types of chuck pawls in accordance with the type of the component to be clamped; and
a driving mechanism allowing the chuck pawl switched by the chuck pawl switching mechanism to be put into a clamping operation,
wherein the chuck pawl switching mechanism includes a cylindrical cam, the plurality of types of chuck pawls are placed at predetermined intervals around the cylindrical cam, and the respective chuck pawls are moved upward and downward independently of each other by the cylindrical cam being rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,168,537

SINGLE CHIP SUPERLUMINOUS LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRAY FOR WAVEGUIDE DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A source assembly comprising:a source element array comprising a super luminous diode (SLED) array of SLEDs that are arranged on a single chip, the SLED array configured to emit light; and
a scanning mirror assembly configured to scan the light to an entrance location of an output waveguide as scanned image light.

US Pat. No. 10,166,514

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIXING

Baxter International Inc....

1. A mixing and dispensing assembly for receiving first and second substances and causing the first and second substances to be mixed and then dispensed, the mixing and dispensing assembly comprising:a first input port;
a second input port;
an output passageway having a receiving end and a dispensing end;
a first passageway in fluid communication with the first input port and the receiving end of the output passageway and configured to receive the first substance and communicate the first substance from the first input port to the receiving end of the output passageway;
a second passageway in fluid communication with the second input port and the receiving end of the output passageway and configured to receive the second substance and communicate the second substance from the second input port to the receiving end of the output passageway, wherein the first and second passageways are positioned oblique to one another along their respective lengths and with respect to the output passageway to enable combination of the first and second substances; and
a first mixing element disposed in the output passageway downstream of the first and second passageways and upstream of the dispensing end, the first mixing element comprising a three-dimensional matrix or lattice that defines a plurality of tortuous, interconnected passageways,
wherein the first substance and the second substance enter the output passageway from the respective first and second oblique passageways, combining to become partially mixed between the first and second passageways and the first mixing element, and
wherein the partially mixed combination of the first and second substances, upon passing through the first mixing element, is further mixed by passing through the tortuous, interconnected passageways in the first mixing element.

US Pat. No. 10,165,927

HOLDING ASSEMBLY

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A rack of a dishwasher comprising a holding assembly for holding one or more stemmed objects, said holding assembly comprising:an elongated gripping unit frame configured to be attached to the rack of the dishwasher; and
two or more gripping units comprising at least a first gripping unit and a second gripping unit, wherein the first gripping unit and the second gripping unit are adjustably arranged along a longitudinal direction (ld) of the elongated gripping unit frame,
wherein the first gripping unit is configured to grip a first stemmed portion of a first stemmed object and hold a first length of the first stemmed portion perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (ld) and perpendicular to a main extension plane (p) of the holding assembly,
wherein the second gripping unit is arranged to grip a second stemmed portion of a second stemmed object and hold a second length of the second stemmed portion perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (ld) and perpendicular to the main extension plane (p) of the holding assembly, and
wherein at least one of said two or more gripping units is displaceably arranged along the longitudinal direction (ld) of said elongated gripping unit frame, such that first gripping unit is configured to hold the first stemmed object at two or more different distances from the second gripping unit and second stemmed object relative to the longitudinal direction (ld).

US Pat. No. 10,172,267

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component supply device comprising:a storage section which stores multiple components;
a mounting section to which the storage section is mounted;
a component support section which supports, in a scattered state, multiple components which are discharged from an opening of the storage section which is in a state of being mounted to the mounting section;
a component support member moving device which moves the component support section from forward of the storage section toward a bottom of the storage section so that a non-pickup target component remaining on the component support section is collected into a component collecting container; and
a component return device that lifts the component collecting container and returns the non-pickup target component collected in the component collecting container to the storage section,
wherein the storage section is attachable and detachable in relation to the mounting section.

US Pat. No. 10,169,911

ANALYSIS AND MANIPULATION OF PANORAMIC SURROUND VIEWS

FYUSION, INC., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a first surround view, wherein the first surround view includes a panoramic multi-view interactive digital media representation of an object, wherein the first surround view is an object panorama;
obtaining a second surround view, wherein the second surround view includes a panoramic view of a distant scene; and
generating a third surround view including the first surround view placed in a foreground position relative to the second surround view, wherein the first and second surround views are obtained using different capture motions, wherein the third surround view is generated using IMU data, keypoint tracks, and view interpolation in order to reduce the amount of data that must be transferred during upload or download of the third surround view.

US Pat. No. 10,169,875

NAVIGATION OF TUBULAR NETWORKS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A system comprising:a set of one or more processors; and
a computer readable-medium that includes computer program instructions that, when executed, cause the set of processors to:
access a first set of sensor data regarding physical manipulation of an elongated medical instrument inserted into a tubular network of a patient, the first set of sensor data being derived from at least a first set of one or more sensors located at a proximal portion of the of the elongated medical instrument;
access a second set of sensor data regarding the positioning of the medical elongated medical instrument, the second set of sensor data being derived from at least a second set of one or more sensors located within the elongated medical instrument, the second set of sensors being different from the first set of sensors;
determine a first estimated state regarding the physical manipulation of the elongated medical instrument based on the first set of sensor data;
determine a second estimate state regarding the physical manipulation of the elongated medical instrument based on the second set of sensor data; and
determine an estimated state of the elongated medical instrument based on the first estimated state and the second estimated state.

US Pat. No. 10,172,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODULAR DATA CENTER

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

20. A unit structure for use in forming a modular data center, the unit structure comprising:an elongated frame structure and a perimeter frame structure forming a rectangular-like subsystem, and adapted to be supported above a floor surface and above a plurality of equipment racks by a plurality of vertical structural support columns;
a roof panel secured to the perimeter frame structure and extending along substantially an entire length of the perimeter frame structure, for assisting in containing cold air within a cold aisle formed below the roof panel;
a ceiling panel secured to the elongated frame structure and spaced apart from the roof panel to define a volume through which hot air may be flowed; and
a pair of panels coupled to and extending vertically adjacent to the elongated frame structure, along opposing sides of the elongated frame such that the panels face one another when in a deployed position extending outwardly from the elongated frame structure, which cooperatively also form the cold aisle therebetween and hot aisles on opposite sides of each of the pair of panels, along substantially an entire length of the unit structure parallel to a length of the unit structure.

US Pat. No. 10,169,692

CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:a card reader communications device operable to communicate a data block of magnetic stripe data;
a first button, wherein a first encryption algorithm for said data block is selected based on a first signal from said first button; and
a second button, wherein a second encryption algorithm for said data block is selected based on a second signal from said second button and said first encryption algorithm is different from said second encryption algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,595

METHOD OF CREPING A CELLULOSIC SHEET USING A MULTILAYER CREPING BELT HAVING OPENINGS TO MAKE PAPER PRODUCTS, AND PAPER PRODUCTS MADE USING A MULTILAYER CREPING BELT HAVING OPENINGS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of creping a cellulosic sheet, the method comprising:(a) forming a nascent web from an aqueous papermaking furnish;
(b) depositing and creping the nascent web on a multilayer creping belt that includes (i) a first layer made from a polymeric material having a plurality of openings, and (ii) a second layer that is separate from and attached to a surface of the first layer, with the nascent web being deposited on the first layer; and
(c) applying a vacuum to the creping belt such that the nascent web is drawn into the plurality of openings, after the nascent web is deposited on the multilayer creping belt.

US Pat. No. 10,172,078

TARGETED USER EQUIPMENT-BASE STATION COMMUNICATION LINK

Oceus Networks Inc., Res...

1. A method for establishing a communication link between a user equipment and a base station of a UE-base station pair, the method comprising:scanning one or more frequency bands for broadcast signals;
receiving at a user equipment (UE), first information blocks from a plurality of base stations;
determining a strength and quality of a signal from each of the plurality of base stations based on the first information blocks;
receiving at the UE, second information blocks from the plurality of base stations, wherein the UE stores a cell identifier identifying a particular base station that is part of a UE-base station pair that also includes the UE;
identifying at least one base station of the plurality of base stations that is broadcasting an exclusivity parameter indicating that the at least one base station is not available for connection based on the second information blocks;
determining that a cell identifier identifying the at least one base station matches the cell identifier identifying the particular base station that is part of the UE-base station pair;
determining that the strength and quality of the signal from the at least one base station satisfies a signal strength and quality threshold; and
initiating a request to connect to the at least one base station based on identifying the at least one base station is broadcasting the exclusivity parameter, determining that the cell identifier identifying the at least one base station matches the cell identifier identifying the particular base station that is part of the UE-base station pair, and determining that the strength and quality of the signal from the at least one base station satisfies the signal strength and quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,171,993

IDENTITY REQUEST CONTROL FOR USER EQUIPMENT

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:sending an attach request from a given user equipment to a mobility management element of a communication system, the attach request comprising a protected identifier of the given user equipment, the protected identifier of the given user equipment comprising at least one of: a pseudonym of a subscription identifier of the given user equipment; and an encrypted version of the subscription identifier of the given user equipment;
receiving, at the given user equipment, a current identity request for the protected identifier of the given user equipment responsive to the mobility management element failing to locate the subscription identifier of the given user equipment using the protected identifier in at least one of the attach request and a response to a previous identity request; and
determining at the given user equipment whether or not to respond to the current identity request in a manner requested based on a count of previous identity requests received by the given user equipment;
wherein the given user equipment comprises a processor and memory configured to execute the above steps;
wherein the determining step further comprises comparing the count of previous identity requests received by the given user equipment to a permissible number of identity requests to which the given user equipment can respond;
further comprising:
permitting the given user equipment to respond to the current identity request when the comparison indicates that the count is below the permissible number; and
preventing the given user equipment from responding to the current identity request in a manner requested when the comparison indicates that the count is at or above the permissible number;
wherein the preventing step further comprises the given user equipment providing its identity in response to the current identity request by an out-of-band mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,171,966

CROWD-SOURCED PASSIVE POSITIONING AND CALIBRATION

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method for deploying a positioning map of an area, the method executed in a processor of a server computing device and comprising:generating, using the processor, a distribution of positioning data points based at least in part on a first set of fingerprint data, the positioning data points calibrated in accordance with respective positions within the area;
receiving, at the memory, a second set of fingerprint data;
processing, using the processor, the second set of fingerprint data and the positioning data points to generate an updated distribution of positioning data points; and
when the updated distribution exceeds a threshold density of positioning data points, deploying the updated distribution as the positioning map of the area.

US Pat. No. 10,171,819

INTRA PREDICTION MODE SELECTION IN VIDEO CODING

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of encoding a digital video with a video encoder, comprising:loading a picture comprising a plurality of pixels;
arranging said plurality of pixels into a plurality of intra prediction blocks and/or inter prediction blocks;
dividing the pixels of each intra prediction block into a first group, a second group, a third group, and a fourth group based on phases of the pixels;
for each intra prediction block, loading an initial list of intra prediction modes;
at a first stage for each intra prediction block, calculating a first stage cost value for each of the intra prediction modes on said initial list for said first group, calculating a first stage threshold maximum cost, and generating a first stage mode list by copying each intra prediction mode on said initial mode list that has a first stage cost value that is less than said first stage threshold maximum cost;
at a second stage for each intra prediction block, calculating a second stage cost value for each of the intra prediction modes on said first stage mode list for said second group, calculating a second stage threshold maximum cost, and generating a second stage mode list by copying each intra prediction mode on said first stage mode list that has a second stage cost value that is less than said second stage threshold maximum cost;
at a third stage for each intra prediction block, calculating a third stage cost value for each of the intra prediction modes on said second stage mode list for said third group, calculating a third stage threshold maximum cost, and generating a third stage mode list by copying each intra prediction mode on said second stage mode list that has a third stage cost value that is less than said third stage threshold maximum cost;
at a fourth stage for each intra prediction block, calculating a fourth stage cost value for each of the intra prediction modes on said third stage mode list for said fourth group;
for each intra prediction block, selecting the intra prediction mode on said third stage mode list with the lowest fourth stage cost value as a tentative intra prediction mode for the intra prediction block;
calculating a heterogeneity index for each group of contiguous intra prediction blocks in said picture, based on the tentative intra prediction mode selected for each intra prediction block after said fourth stage; and
finalizing the tentative intra prediction mode for each intra prediction block within each group of contiguous intra prediction blocks that has a heterogeneity index above a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,019

CONTROLLER FOR POWER CONVERTER

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electr...

1. A controller for a power converter configured to drive a motor, the controller comprising:a torque command value calculation module configured to calculate a torque command value based on a speed command value of the motor;
an output voltage controlling module configured to control an output voltage of the power converter based on the torque command value calculated by the torque command value calculation module;
a voltage command value correcting module configured to correct a voltage command value to the power converter based on the measured output voltage from the power converter;
a flux estimation module configured to calculate estimate values of the stator flux and rotor flux of the motor in a subsequent control period based on the voltage command value corrected by the voltage command value correcting module and a measured current value of the stator; and
a motor speed estimation module configured to calculate an estimate value of a speed of the motor in a subsequent control period based on the estimate value calculated by the flux estimation module,
wherein the flux estimation module further comprises:
a current observing module configured to calculate an estimate value of the stator current in a subsequent control period based on the voltage command value corrected by the voltage command value correcting module and the measured stator current value;
a first flux estimation module configured to calculate an estimate value of the rotor flux of the motor based on an estimate value of an electrical angle of the motor and the measured stator current value; and
a second flux estimation module configured to calculate estimate values of the stator flux and rotor flux in a subsequent control period based on the voltage command value corrected by the voltage command value correcting module, the estimate value calculated by the current observing module and the measured stator current value.

US Pat. No. 10,170,060

INTERLACED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND BACKLIGHT USED IN A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel including at least a first group of pixel lines and a second group of pixel lines;
a backlight disposed behind the LCD panel to emit light toward the first and second groups of pixel lines;
a shift grating disposed between the LCD and the backlight, the shift grating configured to block the light from the backlight from reaching either the first group of pixel lines or the second group of pixel lines; and
a controller configured to:
while the shift grating is blocking the light from the backlight from reaching the first group of pixel lines, set the first group of pixel lines with first group line data for a video frame;
control the backlight and the shift grating such that the light from the backlight illuminates the first group of pixel lines when the first group of pixel lines are set with the first group line data;
while the backlight is illuminating the first group of pixel lines, the first group line data is set on the first group of pixel lines, and the shift grating is blocking the light from reaching the second group of pixels lines, set the second group of pixel lines with second group line data for the video frame; and
control the backlight and the shift grating such that the light from the backlight illuminates the second group of pixel lines and the shift grating blocks the light from reaching the first group of pixel lines when the second group of pixel lines are set with the second group line data.

US Pat. No. 10,169,693

DATA MODIFICATION FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:at least one storage device operable to store payment information associated with error detection data;
a communication device operable to communicate a payment message including the payment information in a first format and a second format; and
a processor operable to receive a communication parameter indicative of the second format, determine the error detection data is associated with error free payment message receive errors indicating that said second format causes receive errors, and to communicate the payment message in the first format via the communication device based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,168,722

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for managing power on an electric power grid, comprising:a server constructed and configured in networked communication with a multiplicity of grid elements in the electric power grid;
wherein the multiplicity of grid elements comprises power consuming grid elements and power supplying grid elements;
wherein the server is operable to receive a power control command and issue a power control event message responsive thereto;
wherein the power control command comprises a power inquiry command requesting the server to determine an amount of power available for temporary reduction or increase from supply or adding to supply;
wherein the server comprises a database; wherein the database is operable to store information comprising power consumed by the power consuming grid elements, power to be reduced to the power consuming grid elements, power supplied to the electric power grid, and power to be made available for supply to the electric power grid;
wherein the server is further operable to generate at least one power supply value (PSV), wherein each of the at least one PSV corresponds to an actual value of power to be reduced to each of the power consuming grid elements and power to be supplied to the electric power grid by each of the power supplying grid elements, wherein each of the at least one PSV is a monetary supply equivalent value based on measurement and verification, and wherein each of the at least one PSV provides for a curtailment value as a supply to the electric power grid;
wherein the generation of the at least one PSV is based on measurement and verification;
wherein the actual value of power is a supply equivalent value accepted by a governing entity to provide power supply to the electric power grid; and
wherein the system is operable for providing maintained or improved grid reliability and stability.

US Pat. No. 10,168,466

CORNER CUT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD) device, comprising:an LCD panel including at least a first portion and a second portion adjacent to the first portion along a width dimension, the first portion having a first width along the width dimension and the second portion having a second width along the width dimension smaller than the first width; and
a backlight for illuminating the LCD panel, the backlight disposed behind the LCD panel and including:
a first light guide portion of a light guide disposed behind the first portion of the LCD panel, the first light guide portion having the first width along the width dimension;
a first light emitting diode (LED) disposed along a side surface of the first light guide portion to emit first light in a first direction along the first width of the first light guide portion, the first light guide portion receiving the first light from the first LED and directing the first light in a second direction toward the first portion of the LCD panel;
a second light guide portion of the light guide disposed behind the second portion of the LCD panel adjacent to the first light guide portion along the width dimension, the second light guide having the second width along the width dimension; and
a second LED disposed along a side surface of the second light guide portion to emit second light in the first direction along the second width of the second light guide portion, the second light guide portion receiving the second light from the second LED and directing the second light in the second direction toward the second portion of the LCD panel, wherein:
the first light guide portion includes a first variable thickness along the first width and the second light guide portion includes a second variable thickness along the second width; and
the first variable thickness decreases along the first width in the first direction more gradually than the second variable thickness decreases along the second width in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,712

ROTARY ISOBARIC PRESSURE EXCHANGER SYSTEM WITH FLUSH SYSTEM

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising:a rotary isobaric pressure exchanger (IPX) configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid, wherein the rotary IPX comprises a rotor, a sleeve surrounding the rotor, a first end cap, and a second end cap; and
a flush system configured to remove particulate out of the rotary IPX, the flush system is configured to pump a third fluid into a gap between the sleeve and the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,166,572

DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

KIP PROD P1 LP, New York...

1. A gateway device for operation at a user premises to provide and manage services for one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device, the gateway device comprising:a first interface for enabling bi-directional communications within the premises, with one or more of the endpoint devices including at least one television;
a second interface for enabling bi-directional communications, via a wide area network, between the one or more endpoint devices and a remotely located application service management center external to the premises;
a processor coupled to the first and second interfaces; and
storage, coupled to the processor and logically positioned at the user premises, storing programming related to a plurality of application services, wherein, for at least one application service, execution of the programming by the processor causes the gateway device to provide functions in relation to a respective service for the one or more endpoint devices, said functions including:
(1) communication, via the second interface, providing client functionality, between the one or more endpoint devices and an application server, for the respective service;
(2) one or more of: authorization, authentication, configuration, use of the respective service, or any combination thereof, in relation to the one or more endpoint devices;
(3) management of the application service based upon the communications with the remotely located application service management center via the wide area network; and
(4) management of resources for an application to implement a request such that consistent performance is provided by gateway services accessed by the one or more endpoint devices via a local area network;
wherein a media service of the plurality of application services:
is managed by the remotely location application service management center;
provides a first display on the television including media streamed from a remote media provider separate from the application service management center via the second interface;
provides a second display on the television including media accessed, via the first interface, from a first of the endpoint devices at the premises other than the television;
provides a third display on the television including a composite of content provided by the remote media provider integrated with content locally available at the premises; and
provides a fourth display on the television including options for configuring home automation settings for at least two of the one or more of the endpoint devices;
wherein both selection between the first, second, third, and fourth displays and interactions within each of the first, second, third, and fourth displays are implemented through interaction with a second of the endpoint devices at the premises other than the television and first of the endpoint devices.

US Pat. No. 10,166,104

CALCIUM PHOSPHATE POLYMER COMPOSITE AND METHOD

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A bone replacement composite comprising:a poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) matrix;
a multitude of poly(L-lactic) acid (PLLA) fibers disposed within the PCL matrix, the multitude of PLLA fibers being aligned along a common axis; and
a calcium phosphate mineral layer coating each of the PLLA fibers, the calcium phosphate mineral layer being between 25% by weight and 43% by weight of the bone replacement composite, wherein a crystalline orientation of the calcium phosphate mineral layer is aligned with the common axis, wherein the bone replacement composite is a rod or bar-shaped composite configured to replace a portion of a bone in a patient and wherein a bending modulus of the bone-repair composite is at least 3 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,172,266

SHIELDING COVER MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING APPARATUS

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A shielding cover mounting and dismounting apparatus for mounting or dismounting a lower shielding cover connected with a circuit board, the circuit board having an upper surface and a lower surface, the lower shielding cover being connected with the lower surface, the shielding cover mounting and dismounting apparatus comprising:a base;
a first supporting seat disposed on the base, the first supporting seat has a bearing cavity, the lower shielding cover and the circuit board are disposed in the bearing cavity, and the lower shielding cover is disposed between the circuit board and a bottom surface of the bearing cavity;
a second supporting seat including a second elastic member, the second supporting seat is disposed in an opening of the bearing cavity, the second elastic member supports the second supporting seat on the base, whereby the second supporting seat can move relative to the first supporting seat in the opening of the bearing cavity via the second elastic member, wherein a position of the second supporting seat corresponds to the lower shielding cover to support the circuit board in the bearing cavity;
a heater disposed at one side of the upper surface of the circuit board disposed in the bearing cavity, the heater is movably abutted on the upper surface of the circuit board to heat the lower shielding cover connected on the lower surface of the circuit board whereby the lower shielding cover is capable of being dismounted from the circuit board; and
a moving seat including a plurality of third elastic members, the third elastic members connect the moving seat to the heater, the moving seat drives the heater to move closer to or away from the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,172,240

WIRE BONDED ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO ROUND WIRE

Automated Assembly Corpor...

9. A method of making a circuit arrangement, comprising:picking and placing first and second metal foil pads on a flexible substrate;
attaching the first and second metal foil pads to the flexible substrate by a first layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) on the flexible substrate;
attaching an electronic device to the flexible substrate by the first layer of PSA proximate the first and second metal foil pads;
attaching one or more wire segments of electrically conductive wire to the flexible substrate by the first layer of PSA, the one or more wire segments having a round cross section and first and second portions disposed over the first and second metal foil pads, respectively;
welding the first and second portions of the one or more wire segments to the first and second metal foil pads, respectively; and
wire bonding the electronic device to the first and second metal foil pads making first and second wire bond joints between first and second bond wires and the first and second metal foil pads, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,170,339

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure, comprising:providing a substrate and a chip disposed over the substrate;
disposing the substrate over a first molding member;
disposing a second molding member over the substrate to encapsulate the chip;
disposing a molding material around the chip;
forming a molding over the substrate and around the chip;
removing the first molding member;
removing the second molding member,
wherein the first molding member includes a curved surface protruded towards the substrate, the chip or the second molding member,
wherein the substrate or the chip is curved to match a curvature of the curved surface of the first molding member before disposing the molding material, and
wherein the substrate and the chip are entirely encapsulated by the first molding member and the second molding member before disposing the molding material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,328

SEMICONDUCTOR PATTERN HAVING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES OF DIFFERENT LENGTHS

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A semiconductor pattern comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first semiconductor structures disposed over the substrate, the first semiconductor structures comprising a first length;
a plurality of second semiconductor structures disposed over the substrate, the second semiconductor features comprising a second length, and the first semiconductor features and the second semiconductor features being alternately arranged; and
a semiconductor frame structure disposed over the substrate, the semiconductor frame structure encircling the first semiconductor structures and the second semiconductor structures,
wherein the first length of the first semiconductor structures is less than the second length of the second semiconductor structures.

US Pat. No. 10,168,709

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURABLE OPERATION OF A ROBOT BASED ON AREA CLASSIFICATION

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. A computing device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable program code therein that is executable by the processor to perform operations comprising:
generating a segmentation map defining respective regions of a surface based on occupancy data that is collected by a mobile robot responsive to navigation of the surface, wherein the segmentation map comprises simplified boundaries relative to actual boundaries indicated by the occupancy data;
identifying sub-regions of at least one of the respective regions as non-clutter and clutter areas;
modifying the segmentation map comprising the simplified boundaries to indicate the clutter areas responsive to identification thereof;
computing a coverage pattern based on identification of the sub-regions, the coverage pattern indicating a sequence for navigation of the non-clutter and clutter areas;
and
providing the coverage pattern to the mobile robot,
wherein, responsive to the coverage pattern, the mobile robot sequentially navigates the non-clutter and clutter areas of the at least one of the respective regions of the surface in the sequence indicated by the coverage pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,167,552

SPIN CHUCK WITH ROTATING GAS SHOWERHEAD

LAM RESEARCH AG, (AT)

1. An apparatus for processing wafer-shaped articles, comprising:a closed process chamber;
a spin chuck for holding a wafer-shaped article in a predetermined orientation, said spin chuck including a plurality of downwardly-depending gripping pins arranged in a circular series and disposed within the closed process chamber,
a rotating shower head included within an upper dispense unit for supplying process gas to a first surface of a wafer-shaped article when held by said plurality of downwardly-depending gripping pins, said rotating shower head comprising an outlet plate having a plurality of openings formed in each of a central and a peripheral region thereof,
a process gas feed for supplying process gas to a gas distribution chamber defined within the closed process chamber, said gas distribution chamber being in fluid communication with said plurality of openings formed in said rotating shower head, and
a blocking gas feed for supplying blocking gas to a gap defined between an inner surface of said closed process chamber and an outer periphery of said spin chuck to confine process gas within said gas distribution chamber,
wherein each of said plurality of downwardly-depending gripping pins is configured to retain said wafer-shaped article such that a second surface of said wafer-shaped article is oriented with respect to a lower dispense unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,423

GRANULATED SLAG PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR THEIR PRODUCTION

HATCH LTD., Mississauga,...

1. A process for preparing solid slag granules from a molten slag composition, comprising:(a) providing the molten slag composition;
(b) converting the molten slag composition into the solid slag granules in a dispersion apparatus; and
(c) sorting the solid slag granules by shape in a separator to produce a plurality of fractions having different sphericities, wherein at least one of the fractions produced by said sorting consists of said solid slag granules having an average sphericity of greater than 0.6, wherein at least one of the fractions produced by said sorting consists of said solid slag granules having an average sphericity of less than 0.6, and wherein a ratio of said solid slag granules having an average sphericity of greater than 0.6 to said solid slag granules having an average sphericity of less than 0.6 is controllable by adjustment of one or more of the following parameters:
(a) the temperature of the molten slag composition; and
(b) an angle between a gas stream and a falling stream of said molten slag composition, where the dispersion apparatus comprises an atomization apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,165,871

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH TRACKLESS PUSHER MECHANISM

RTC Industries, Inc., Ro...

5. A merchandise display system comprising:a front rail, the front rail comprising a planar surface, a first projection perpendicular to the planar surface, and a second projection; and
at least one divider configured to attach to the front rail, the at least one divider comprising a divider wall and a divider floor perpendicular to the divider wall, the at least one divider further comprising a recess and a third projection,
wherein the recess of the divider engages the first projection of the front rail;
wherein at least one of the second projection or the third projection is a movable projection that is movable between a first position and a second position,
wherein the at least one divider is (a) movable in a lateral direction parallel to the front rail and (b) secured in a direction perpendicular to the front rail when the first projection of the front rail is engaged with the recess of the divider and the movable projection is in the first position, and
wherein the at least one divider is (a) immovable in the lateral direction parallel to the front rail and (b) secured in the direction perpendicular to the front rail when the first projection of the front rail is engaged with the recess of the divider and the movable projection is in the second position.
US Pat. No. 10,166,242

OPTIMIZING MIFEPRISTONE LEVELS FOR CUSHING'S PATIENTS

Corcept Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for improving efficacy of mifepristone treatment in a patient suffering from Cushing's syndrome, the method comprising:treating the patient with seven or more daily doses of mifepristone over a period of seven or more days;
testing the serum levels of the patient to determine whether the blood levels of mifepristone are greater than 1631 ng/mL; and
adjusting the daily dose of the patient to achieve mifepristone blood levels greater than 1631 ng/mL,
with the proviso that the patient is not already suffering from a condition indicated for treatment with mifepristone, thereby improving the efficacy of mifepristone treatment for the patient suffering from Cushing's syndrome.

US Pat. No. 10,172,265

BOARD LEVEL SHIELD INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED HEAT SINK

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A shielding assembly comprising:a heat sink including a top, a bottom, and sides;
a board level shield including a fence and a lid, the fence including a perimeter of material around the sides of the heat sink, and the lid including a piece of material having a shape complementary to the perimeter of the fence, the lid being attachable to the fence to substantially enclose the top of the heat sink;
wherein:
the lid includes at least one perforation;
the heat sink includes a thermally conductive material having at least one pin on the top of the heat sink, where the at least one pin is a protrusion of the thermally conductive material from the heat sink; and
the at least one pin and the at least one perforation are complementary in shape such that when the lid is attached to the fence, the at least one pin at least partially protrudes through the at least one perforation;
wherein:
the lid comprises a top and a lid sidewall depending from and/or generally perpendicular to the top of the lid;
the lid sidewall substantially surrounds the fence when the lid is attached to the fence;
the fence comprises a fence sidewall and a rail;
the fence sidewall is generally perpendicular to the top of the heat sink;
the rail is generally parallel to the top of the heat sink; and
the rail meets the fence sidewall at a bend and proceeds from the fence sidewall towards the heat sink;
the lid sidewall further comprises a plurality of tabs that bend inward towards a concave portion of the lid and generally perpendicular to the lid sidewall; and
when the lid is attached to the fence, the plurality of tabs rests on the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,172,257

HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SYNOLOGY INC., Taipei (T...

1. A heat dissipation module, adapted for positioning an electronic assembly, comprising: a base; a frame disposed on the base and having a passage for receiving the electronic assembly, wherein at least one segment of an edge of the frame that is adjacent to the base is distant from the base, and an air path inlet is formed between the at least one segment of the frame and the base and communicates with the passage; and a positioning member disposed in the passage and connected to a surface of the frame, wherein the positioning member comprises a metal sheet, and the metal sheet comprises: a middle portion comprising a flat surface, wherein when the electronic assembly is disposed in the passage, the flat surface of the middle portion is in direct contact with the surface of the electronic assembly; and two side portions connected to two sides of the middle portion, wherein the positioning member is connected to the surface of the frame via the two side portions, and the middle portion is separated from the surface of the frame by the gap; wherein when the electronic assembly is disposed in the passage, the electronic assembly is abutted against the positioning member, and there is a gap formed between the positioning member and the surface that allows an air current to flow through.

US Pat. No. 10,172,196

LIGHT UNIT DRIVER SYSTEM

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A light unit driver system comprising:a light unit driver comprising a plurality of light unit driver channels, each light unit driver channel comprising a switching type converter comprising an inductor,
a supply rail that is connected to respective power inputs of the light unit driver channels to conduct electrical energy to the light unit driver channels,
a backup energy storage configured for storing electrical energy,
a control device for controlling the light unit driver,
wherein each light unit driver channel comprises a respective light unit driver channel output, each light unit driver channel being configured for driving a respective light unit via the respective light unit driver channel output of the light unit driver channel,
wherein the backup energy storage is electrically connected to the light unit driver channel output of one of the light unit driver channels to be charged via the light unit driver channel output of the one of the light unit driver channels, the light units being connected to the light unit driver channel outputs of the remaining light unit driver channels,
wherein the one of the light unit driver channels, of which the light unit driver channel output is connected to the backup energy storage, is operable to conduct energy back from its light unit driver channel output to the supply rail,
and wherein the control device is configured to:
in an operational mode, operate the one of the light unit driver channels to charge the backup energy storage via the one of the light unit driver channel outputs to which the backup energy storage is connected, and operate the remaining light unit driver channels to drive the light units, and
in an emergency mode, operate the one of the light unit driver channels to feed energy back from the backup energy storage, via the light unit driver channel output of the one of the light unit driver channels, to the supply rail, and operate the remaining light unit driver channels to drive the light units powered via the one of the light unit driver channels from the backup energy storage.

US Pat. No. 10,172,135

MMW PHYSICAL LAYER DOWNLINK CHANNEL SCHEDULING AND CONTROL SIGNALING

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A control signaling and scheduling method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving a first control channel using a first antenna pattern;
receiving a second control channel using a second antenna pattern;
demodulating and decoding the first control channel;
demodulating and decoding the second control channel;
determining, using at least one of the decoded first control channel or the decoded second control channel, beam scheduling information associated with the WTRU and whether the WTRU is scheduled for a millimeter wave (mmW) segment;
on a condition that the WTRU is scheduled for the mmW segment
forming a receive beam using the determined beam scheduling information,
receiving the second control channel using the receive beam, and
determining, using the demodulated and decoded second control channel, dynamic per-transmission time interval (TTI) scheduling information related to a data channel associated with the second control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,170,432

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a substrate having a front side surface and a back side surface;
at least one semiconductor device disposed on the front side surface;
a through-substrate via (TSV) disposed in the substrate, wherein the TSV is exposed by the front side surface and the back side surface, and the TSV is electrically connected to the semiconductor device;
a shield structure disposed in the substrate and surrounding the TSV, wherein the shield structure is exposed by the front side surface, the shield structure is electrically isolated from the TSV, and the shield structure and the TSV having bottom ends at different heights; and
a first dielectric layer covering a side surface and a bottom surface of the shield structure, wherein the back side surface of the substrate is lower than a bottom surface of the first dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,166,387

ARRANGEMENT FOR FACILITATING WOUND HEALING, A METHOD FOR MEASURING WOUND HEALING AND A WOUND DRESSING

CutoSense Oy, Turku (FI)...

1. An arrangement for facilitating wound healing, said arrangement capable of being applied on top of a wound and comprising:at least two impedance reference electrodes and a frame like counter-electrode which are capable of being placed in contact with healthy skin surrounding a wound area,
stimulation electrodes in a form of an array capable of being placed on the wounded area; wherein the frame like counter-electrode is outside the array and formed such that the frame like counter-electrode extends contiguously parallel to stimulation electrodes at adjacent sides of the array, and
a bioadhesive affinity layer surrounding the stimulation electrodes; and
wherein the frame like counter-electrode and the stimulation electrodes are suited for applying low intensity direct current (LIDC) type electrical stimulation current to the wound area and for bioimpedance measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,166,342

RECOIL REDUCING NEEDLE SHIELDS

West Pharmaceutical Servi...

1. A recoil reducing needle shield for covering a drug container with a needle, comprising:an outer shell, including an upper portion, a lower portion, and at least one flexible interface positioned therebetween, defining a fulcrum between the upper portion and the lower portion, such that radially inward flexing of the upper portion, from the flexible interface and upwardly, causes radially outward flexing of the lower portion, from the flexible interface and downwardly, about the at least one flexible interface; and
an inner cover mounted within the outer shell, the inner cover including an open proximal end, a closed distal end, and a needle cavity defined therein for receiving a portion of the drug container including the needle, at least a portion of the inner cover being disposed within the outer shell;
wherein the open proximal end of the inner cover is coupled to at least a portion of the lower portion of the outer shell, such that radially outward flexing of the lower portion stretches the open proximal end of the inner cover, thereby reducing an initial pull-off force required to remove the needle shield from the drug container.

US Pat. No. 10,172,268

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A component mounting device comprising:a mounting head that is movable in a horizontal direction and mounts a held component on a substrate; and
a control portion that controls operation of the mounting head,
the control portion being configured to perform control of making a speed of mounting, by the mounting head, of a component to be located closely adjacent to another component and to be mounted on the substrate such that an interval to an adjacent component is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold, on the substrate, less than a speed of mounting in a normal state in which the mounting head mounts a component, which is not the component to be located closely adjacent to another component, on the substrate,
wherein
the mounting head includes a plurality of suction nozzles movable in a vertical direction, and
the control portion is configured to perform control of releasing a state in which a speed of mounting operation performed by the suction nozzles is reduced, on the basis of completion of mounting of the component to be located closely adjacent to another component, in a state in which the plurality of suction nozzles suction the component to be located closely adjacent to another component and the component, which is not the component to be located closely adjacent to another component, in a mixed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,172,254

HANDLE LOCKING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. An electronic system with handle locking device, the electronic system mounted to a shelf in a removable way and comprising:a case, having a first side wall and a second side wall adjoining to each other; and
a handle locking device, disposed at a location where the first side wall and the second side wall adjoin, the handle locking device comprising:
a swinging bracket, a first end of the swinging bracket fixed to the case and a second end of the swinging bracket comprising a hook;
an activation bracket, disposed at the case and movable along a first direction with respect to the case to push the swinging bracket to swing with respect to the case along the first end as a first axle, the hook selectively configurable to be at a locking position or at an unlocking position moving along a second direction different from the first direction with respect to the case when the swinging bracket swings with respect to the case; and
a handle, pivoted to the activation bracket via a second axle and rotatable along the second axle with respect to the activation bracket from a first position to a second position;
wherein when the handle is positioned at the first position, the hook is configured to be at the locking position with respect to the case; when the handle rotates from the first position to the second position, the handle pushes the case to move the activation bracket along the first direction with respect to the case, the activation bracket pushing the swinging bracket accordingly, in which the hook is configured to be at the unlocking position with respect to the case.

US Pat. No. 10,172,247

HOUSING WITH ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An enclosure for electronic components, the enclosure comprising:a base;
a capping engaging the base, the base and the capping forming a room for receiving at least one circuit board;
at least one circuit board support positioned on the base supporting the at least one circuit board; and
at least one fastening element attaching the at least one circuit board to the at least one circuit board support through an engagement with the at least one circuit board support, the at least one fastening element including an internal portion disposed within an opening of the at least one circuit board support and an external end disposed outside of the opening of the at least one circuit board support, wherein a space is present between the external end of the at least one fastening element and the capping, wherein a distance between the external end of the at least one fastening element and the capping as measured across the space in an axial direction of the at least one fastening element is smaller than a length of the internal portion of the at least one fastening element disposed within the opening of the at least one circuit board support in a manner wherein a detachment of the at least one fastening element from the at least one circuit board support is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,172,229

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:an electro-thermal conductor, comprising a thermal conductor portion and a first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,
wherein each of the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first insulator, adhered to the surface sublayer of the thermal conductor portion and to the surface sublayer of the first electrical conductor portion, wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion relative to each other thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion; and
a heat sink, thermally coupled to at least the electro-thermal conductor by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,172,207

ADJUSTABLE LIGHT COLOR TEMPERATURE SWITCHING CIRCUIT

Dong Guan Bright Yinhuey ...

1. A circuit comprising:an input module;
a drive power supply connected with the input module;
a regulating switch module connected with the drive power supply;
a control module connected with the drive power supply and the regulating switch module; and
an LED module connected with the regulating switch module, wherein:
the drive power supply includes an output terminal and a grounding terminal;
the regulating switch module includes a first regulating switch, a second regulating switch and a third regulating switch;
each of the first regulating switch, the second regulating switch and the third regulating switch has an input terminal, an output terminal and a control terminal;
the input terminal of each of the first regulating switch, the second regulating switch and the third regulating switch is connected with the output terminal of the drive power supply;
the control module includes a control chip;
the control chip includes three signal terminals, a power supply terminal and a grounding terminal;
the three signal terminals of the control chip are respectively connected with the control terminal of the first regulating switch, the control terminal of the second regulating switch and the control terminal of the third regulating switch;
the LED module includes at least one first LED, at least one second LED and at least one third LED;
the at least one first LED is a warm light type LED;
each of the at least one second LED and the at least one third LED is a cold light type LED;
each of the at least one first LED, the at least one second LED and the at least one third LED includes an input terminal and a grounding terminal; and
the input terminal of the at least one first LED, the input terminal of the at least one second LED and the input terminal of the at least one third LED are respectively connected with the output terminal of the first regulating switch, the output terminal of the second regulating switch and the output terminal of the third regulating switch; and wherein:
the control module further includes an inductor and a capacitors; and
the power supply terminal of the control chip is connected with the output terminal of the drive power supply through the inductor and is connected with the grounding terminal of the drive power supply through the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,172,204

MULTI-EMITTER LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CALCULATED DRIVE

Telelumen, LLC, Saratoga...

1. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of emitters, each of the emitters having an emission spectrum that differs from the emission spectra of the other emitters;
a driver circuit connected to the emitters; and
a controller that determines drive levels for the emitters and informs the driver circuit to apply the drive levels to the emitters, the controller determining the drive levels using one or more of an age of the emitters and calibration data that characterizes the emission spectra of the emitters.

US Pat. No. 10,172,055

CONTROLLING WIRELESS ACCESS POINT HANDOVER AND/OR TRANSMISSIONS MODE BASED ON PERSON PROXIMITY

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. An in-flight entertainment system comprising:a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) spaced apart within an aircraft and mounted to structures of the aircraft, each of the WAPs connected to an antenna used by the WAP for transmission of communication sessions to communication terminals;
a plurality of proximity sensors, each mounted adjacent to a different one of the antennas and configured to generate a proximity alert signal indicating that a passenger is proximately located to the antenna; and
a WAP controller configured to control radio transmission from the WAPs of traffic in communication sessions, the WAP controller comprising:
a network interface that communicates with the WAPs through a network;
a processor coupled to the network interface; and
a memory coupled to the processor and storing program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving a proximity alert signal from one of the proximity sensors indicating that a passenger is proximately located to a first one of the antennas used by a first one of the WAPs for transmission of a communication session;
identifying a remedial action responsive to evaluating a WAP handover/mode-change rule based on the proximity alert signal and characteristics of the communication session; and
performing the remedial action as one of: 1) initiating handover of the communication session from the first one of the WAPs to a second one of the WAPs to satisfy the WAP handover/mode-change rule; and 2) initiating a change in transmission mode that will be used by the first one of the WAPs for continued transmission of the communication session to satisfy the WAP handover/mode-change rule.

US Pat. No. 10,171,528

STREAMING OF SEGMENTED CONTENT

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. Method for enabling streaming of segmented content from a delivery node to a device comprising an adaptive streaming client on the basis of a manifest file, said manifest file comprising one or more segment identifiers, said method comprising:selecting at least one segment identifier from said manifest file, said segment identifier identifying a segment that has not been requested by said client when said selecting is performed; and,
sending pre-announce information to a delivery node or a content delivery network beforehand for announcing that said segment is expected to be requested by said client, said pre-announce information comprising said at least one segment identifier, said pre-announce information being further arranged for triggering said delivery node or said content delivery network to ensure availability of said segment when said at least one segment is requested, wherein sending said pre-announce information comprises sending said pre-announce information in a pre-announce message to said delivery node or said content delivery network, and wherein at least part of said pre-announce information is inserted in the header of said message; and/or, in the body of said message, said message being a HTTP HEAD or a HTTP POST message.

US Pat. No. 10,170,340

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a substrate;
a chip disposed over the substrate; and
a molding disposed over the substrate and surrounding the chip at a molding temperature,
wherein the substrate includes a curved configuration at a side opposite to the chip, and the molding includes a reduced size which compensates a warpage of the curved configuration of the substrate at the molding temperature, so that the warpage of the substrate is convex or about zero at the molding temperature or 10° C. more or less than the molding temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,167,988

MANUFACTURING WORK MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A manufacturing work machine comprising:a beam member arranged in an X-axis direction of an XY horizontal plane, both ends of the beam member being supported to be movable in a Y-axis direction;
a Y-axis drive device provided on one drive side end section of the beam member, the Y-axis drive device being configured to move the beam member in the Y-axis direction; and
an X-axis drive member configured to move a work head provided on the beam member in the X-axis direction,
wherein
the beam member is a tube with an internal hollow running through in the X-axis direction, and is formed such that a beam width in the Y-axis direction is uniform, and a height direction dimension becomes smaller from the drive side end section to an end section on an other side.

US Pat. No. 10,166,159

CARE ROBOT

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A care robot, comprising:a holding section configured to assist a standing-upright motion and a sitting motion of a care receiver by supporting a part of the body of the care receiver;
a base;
a robot arm section that is provided in the base, and includes multiple arms which are mutually and relatively movable by using a drive section;
the holding section that is provided in a distal end portion of the robot arm section, and supports the care receiver;
a memory section that stores standing-upright trajectory reference data of the holding section, and sitting trajectory reference data of the holding section which is different from the standing-upright trajectory, and along which the movement control portion of the care receiver moves when the care receiver sits with the support of the holding section;
a handle configured to be gripped by hands of the care receiver, the handle including a first contact sensor to detect a first hand of the care receiver and a second contact sensor to detect a second hand of the care receiver; and
a drive control section configured to drive the drive section such that the robot arm section is driven based on the standing-upright trajectory reference data and the sitting trajectory reference data,
wherein when the sitting care receiver stands upright with the support of the holding section, a standing-upright trajectory of the holding section, is set,
wherein when the standing care receiver sits with the support of the holding section, a sitting trajectory of the holding section, which is different from the standing-upright trajectory, is set,
wherein the sitting trajectory of the holding section is above the standing-upright trajectory of the holding section, and
wherein the holding section performs the standing-upright motion when the first contact sensor detects the first hand, in response to a first guidance by the care robot.
US Pat. No. 10,167,262

HERBICIDAL SUBSTITUTED 3-ARYLPYRAZOLES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-ethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-propyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-(2-propyn-1-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
N-[[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethylene]-1-pyrrolidinamine;
[3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-(hydroxymethyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
1-[4-benzoyl-3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]-2-methoxyethanone;
3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]phenylmethanone;
3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-4-(diethoxyphenylmethyl)-1H-pyrazole; and
3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-4-(dimethoxyphenylmethyl)-1H-pyrazole.

US Pat. No. 10,172,263

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY HAVING A CONDUCTIVE SHIELD AND GROUNDING CONTACTS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a printed circuit having a ground conductor and a plurality of thru-holes, the thru-holes exposing conductive material that is in communication with the ground conductor, the printed circuit having a substrate surface;
a conductive shield having a plurality of sidewalls, the sidewalls defining a cavity that is sized and shaped to receive an electronic component therein, wherein edges of at least some of the sidewalls interface with the printed circuit along a perimeter line, the perimeter line extending along the substrate surface and intersecting the thru-holes or extending immediately adjacent to the thru-holes;
a plurality of grounding contacts that are each discrete with respect to the conductive shield, wherein each of the grounding contacts of said plurality comprises a pin segment and a wall-engaging segment;
wherein the pin segments include compliant pins that are insertable into the thru-holes and the wall-engaging segments are connected to respective sidewalls, the grounding contacts being distributed along the perimeter line and electrically coupling the conductive shield to the ground conductor of the printed circuit, wherein the edges of the at least some sidewalls engage the substrate surface along the perimeter line as the edges extend between adjacent grounding contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,172,249

INTERPOSER ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR A CHIP MODULE

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector for electrically connecting a chip module, comprising:an insulating body, provided with a plurality of accommodating grooves in multiple rows and vertically passing through the insulating body, wherein:
each two adjacent ones of the accommodating grooves are provided with a partition or a space above the partition;
the insulating body is concavely provided downward with at least one groove correspondingly located on the partitions or in the space above the partition, the groove has a bottom surface and a side surface being closed and formed by extending upward from a periphery of the bottom surface, and the groove is configured for a pushing pin to push and eject the insulating body from a mold; and
the insulating body is protrudingly provided upward with a plurality of protruding blocks, configured to support the chip module, wherein the at least one groove and all of the protruding blocks spaced apart from the groove are not located on a same one of the partitions; and
a plurality of terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves and configured to conductively connected with the chip module.

US Pat. No. 10,172,200

SYSTEM FOR REGULATING THE MINIMUM OUTPUT CURRENT OF AN LED DIMMING POWER SUPPLY

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A system for regulating the minimum output current of an LED dimming power supply, comprising:an initial value setting module,
a data detection module,
a data processing module,
an output adjustment module,
a DC/DC current output module electrically connected with the output adjustment module, a regulated load connected in series at the output of the DC/DC current output module, and
an output regulation module,
the initial value setting module being configured to preset a threshold value of a minimum output rated current of the LED dimming power supply and tune a control signal output by the output adjustment module that controls an output value of the DC/DC current output module to the minimum, the data detection module being configured to detect a load current flowing through the regulated load, the data processing module being configured to compare the load current with the threshold value and output a comparison result, the output adjustment module being configured to adjust the output control signal according to the output result of the data processing module, while the load current is less than the threshold value, in order to adjust the output voltage of the DC/DC current output module, and make sure that the current value on the regulated load is equal to the threshold value, the DC/DC current output module being configured to convert an input DC constant voltage into a DC constant current, and the output regulation module being configured to regulate the output value of the control signal of the output adjustment module when the load current is equal to the threshold value by adjusting the control signal of the output adjustment module.

US Pat. No. 10,172,193

DC POWER SUPPLY AND ITS LED LAMP AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A DC power supply for preventing output from being misconnected to a power supply, comprising:a DC power supply comprised of a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal, and an anti-misconnection module electrically connected to the DC power supply wherein the anti-misconnection module comprises a positive access terminal and a negative access terminal which are electrically connected to the positive and negative output terminals of the DC power supply respectively, a NMOS transistor controlling on-off of the negative access terminal, a load access unit performing a turn-on operation of the NMOS transistor, a forward blocking unit performing a turn-off operation of the NMOS transistor, and a backward access unit performing a turn-off operation of the NMOS transistor,
the source electrode and the drain electrode of the NMOS transistor being connected in series at the negative access terminal, the load access unit being electrically connected between the positive output terminal and the gate of the NMOS transistor wherein the load access unit comprises a diode D1 connected in series between the positive output terminal and the gate of the NMOS transistor wherein the cathode of the diode D1 is connected to the gate of the NMOS transistor,
the forward blocking unit comprising a diode D2 connected in series between the positive output terminal and the positive access terminal and a diode D3 connected in series between the positive access terminal and the gate of the NMOS transistor wherein the cathode of the diode D2 is electrically connected to the positive access terminal and the cathode of the diode D3 is electrically connected to the positive access terminal,
the backward access unit comprising a diode D4 connected between the gate and the source electrode of the NMOS transistor, a zener diode D5 connected in series between the negative input terminal and the gate of the NMOS transistor and a transistor Q1 wherein the cathode of the diode D4 is electrically connected to the gate of the NMOS transistor and the cathode of the zener diode D5 is connected to the negative input terminal, the base of the transistor Q1 is connected to the anode of the diode D5, the collector of the transistor Q1 thereof is connected to the gate of the NMOS transistor and the emitter of the transistor Q1 is connected to the source electrode of the NMOS transistor and the negative output terminal of the DC power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,171,303

IP-BASED INTERCONNECTION OF SWITCHES WITH A LOGICAL CHASSIS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch, comprising:one or more ports;
chassis management circuitry configured to assign a virtual Internet Protocol (IP) address to the switch, wherein the virtual IP address is associated with a logical unit comprising the switch and a second switch in a network of interconnected switches, wherein the network of interconnected switches further includes a third switch and is identified by a fabric identifier distinct from the virtual IP address, and wherein the fabric identifier is assigned to a respective switch of the network of interconnected switches; and
tunnel circuitry configured to:
encapsulate a packet with a tunnel header associated with a tunnel between the logical unit and the third switch, wherein the tunnel header includes the virtual IP address as a source address and a second IP address of the third switch as a destination address; and
determine a port from the one or more ports as an egress port for the encapsulated packet based on the second IP address.

US Pat. No. 10,170,998

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

Hyundai Autron Co.,Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for generating injection current for a fuel cell stack, comprising:a switch configured to retain any one state of an on state and an off state;
an inductor configured to output accumulated energy according to a state of the switch as a boost voltage and a signal current, wherein the signal current is applied to the fuel cell stack so as to diagnose a fault of the fuel cell stack; and
a converter configured to provide the boost voltage received from the inductor to a load or convert the boost voltage into a predetermined voltage and provide the predetermined voltage to a load; and
a control unit configured to receive the signal current and calculate total harmonic distortion (THD) and impedance of the fuel cell stack,
wherein the switch generates an alternating current component in the signal current which is applied to the fuel cell stack, while the state of the switch is controlled to be changed by the unit of a predetermined time according to a frequency to be used, and
wherein the control unit calculates the THD through a frequency analysis corresponding to the frequency to be used, and determines the fault of the fuel cell stack when the THD is equal to or more than a predetermined harmonic distortion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,082

IN-VEHICLE POSITION DETECTION AND CONFIGURATION OF VEHICLE COMPONENTS

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A method for configuring vehicle management components, the vehicle comprising at least a first set of vehicle management components associated with at least one of a first passenger seat or a first passenger position at a first location and a second set of vehicle management components associated with at least one of a second passenger seat or a second passenger position at a second location, the method comprising:determining a position of a personal device in relation to the first location on a basis of an indoor positioning system within the vehicle;
when the personal device is determined to be in proximity to the first location, associating passenger settings to the at least one of the first passenger seat or the first passenger position and causing at least one vehicle management component in the first set of vehicle management components to acquire a given status on a basis of a user selection and of said passenger settings;
determining, while the vehicle is in transit, that the position of the personal device has moved out of proximity of the first location and into proximity of the second location; and
upon determining that the position of the personal device has moved out of proximity of the first location, associating said passenger settings to the at least one of the second passenger seat or the second passenger position and triggering an event related to the at least one vehicle management component in the first set of vehicle management components.

US Pat. No. 10,167,063

UNDERWATER OPERATION PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An underwater operation platform, comprising:a main body, the main body comprising a deck and a moonpool;
two ducted propellers disposed at a tail end of the main body;
a living building disposed on a front end of the deck;
pile legs;
a tower crane;
a submergence module, the submergence module comprising a support plate, a plurality of truss members, and a base plate;
lifting devices, each lifting device comprising a steel cable; and
a gantry crane;whereinthe main body is rectangular and comprises four corners;
the moonpool is rectangular and runs through a molded depth of the main body;
the pile legs are disposed at the four corners of the main body, respectively;
the tower crane sleeves one of the pile legs disposed at the tail end of the main body;
the deck comprises two parallel pathways which are located at two sides of the moonpool, respectively, for supporting the gantry crane;
the lifting devices are disposed on the deck and are close to four corners of the moonpool;
a surface area of the submergence module is less than that of the moonpool; each lifting device is connected to one corner of the submergence module via the steel cable;
the support plate and the base plate are integrated with the plurality of truss members;
the main body further comprises inner side walls facing the moonpool, and the inner side walls are provided with watertight doors communicating with operation cabins of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,027

MODULAR COUNTERWEIGHT

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A modular counterweight system for a vehicle, comprising:a housing configured to selectively interface with a plurality of counterweights, facilitating incremental adjustment of an overall weight of the modular counterweight system;
a bracket configured to couple the housing to the vehicle, wherein the housing is at least one of (i) pivotally coupled to the bracket, (ii) extensionally coupled to the bracket, and (iii) translationally coupled to the bracket, the bracket including:
a plate configured to couple the modular counterweight system to the vehicle; and
a plurality of arms extending from the plate and configured to couple the housing to the plate; and
an actuator positioned to selectively reconfigure at least one of the housing and the bracket and thereby change the center of gravity of the modular counterweight system.
US Pat. No. 10,167,465

METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATING ADULT STEM CELLS INTO NERVE CELLS BY USING HIGH-INTENSITY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method of differentiating mesenchymal stem cells or adult stem cells into nerve cells, comprising:treating the mesenchymal stem cells or the adult stem cells under culturing in DMEM medium with an electromagnetic field having a high intensity of 100 to 1,500 mT and a frequency of 1 to 100 Hz for 5 to 30 min/day over 3 to 15 days wherein said mesenchymal stem cells or adult stem cells differentiate into nerve cells.

US Pat. No. 10,172,264

HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A housing comprising:a first member that has a first conductor;
a second member that has a second conductor and cooperates with the first member to accommodate a circuit board on which an electronic element is mounted, inside a space surrounded by the first conductor and the second conductor; and
a plurality of connecting elements that are arranged at a predetermined arrangement interval y to fix the second member to the first member,
wherein, when an overlapping width between the first conductor and the second conductor is x, a frequency of a clock signal flowing through the circuit board is f, a speed of light is c, and a wavelength of electromagnetic noise is ?=c/f, a value of the arrangement interval y is calculated by following equation (1) or (2),
when x?2.2 mm, y?(0.13x+0.0015)?  (1)
when x>2.2 mm, y=(10?5x3?0.0006x2+0.012x+0.25)?  (2).

US Pat. No. 10,172,209

LIGHTING

Seasonal Specialties, LLC...

1. A color temperature adjustable ornamental lighting system comprising:a plurality of lamps wired into a string of lamps;
each lamp containing a cool white LED chip and a warm white LED chip near thereto,
each of said chips being controllable by an individual electronic address; a processor associated with each address, for controlling the flow of power to said chips;
a remotely controlled device with a display screen;
a user controllable selector configured to allow user control of each addressed lamp;
a user adjustable control for varying an illumination parameter of one of the LEDs relative to the other, so that the color temperature represented on the display can be adjusted to user preference;
a transmission link for transmitting said use preference color temperature to said lamps which are selected;so that the user can select the color temperature of one or all lamps.

US Pat. No. 10,172,093

CLOSED-LOOP CLOCK CALIBRATION METHOD, TERMINAL AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co. ...

1. A closed-loop clock calibration method, comprising:in an nth calibration period, performing clock calibration according to a calibration factor of the nth calibration period, and obtaining a calibration error of the nth calibration period; and
obtaining a calibration factor of an (n+1)th calibration period according to the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period, wherein n is a positive integer,
wherein obtaining the calibration factor of the (n+1)th calibration period according to the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period comprises:
deriving the calibration factor f(n+1) of the (n+1)th calibration period from the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period according to the following formula:

wherein f(n) is the calibration factor of the nth calibration period, ?t is the calibration error of the nth calibration period, and TSleep is a sleep time period in a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) time period.

US Pat. No. 10,168,713

TRANSPORT VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR A PROBLEM-FREE TRANSPORT OF HEAVY-DUTY SHELVES IN WORKSHOPS WITH RADIO SHADOWING USING A PARTLY AUTONOMOUS DRIVE MODE

GRENZEBACH MASCHINENBAU G...

1. A transport vehicle for transporting storage shelves by partially autonomous operation and without interference in factory buildings having deadspots, the transport vehicle comprising:a) a vehicle housing (3) having a support plate (1) adapted for receiving and transporting a storage shelf (12) having transported goods (13), having two separately driven drive wheels (6) on both sides of one in each case individually mounted rotation axle (5) in a center region of the vehicle housing (3), wherein in each case at least one support wheel (9) is provided on a front side and on a rear side of the vehicle housing,
b) a transverse link (25) which connects the drive wheels (6) which are in each case by way of an angular lever (46) pivotable about the rotation axle (5) such that said drive wheels (6) are configured to execute mutually independent vertical movements,
c) a control member (20) that is longitudinally-oriented in the vehicle housing that is centrally disposed with respect to the separately driven drive wheels, wherein by way of a lift-and-rotate lever (33) and by way of a push rod (30) connected to the lift-and-rotate lever (33), the control member moves two front lifting rods (35) and two rear lifting rods (41) for lifting or lowering the support plate (1),
d) a system for supplying energy to the transport vehicle either by way of inductive lines installed in the floor, by means of an inductive pickup element (14) or by way of energy supply stations which are for feeding electrical, liquid, or gaseous energy and are accessible when stationary, wherein installation space (28) for corresponding energy storage units is provided in the vehicle housing (3),
e) at least one 3-D scanner (10), at least one light-field sensor (15), and at least one WLAN antenna (11) in the front region of the transport vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,168,614

ON-AXIS ILLUMINATION AND ALIGNMENT FOR CHARGE CONTROL DURING CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM INSPECTION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A charged particle beam apparatus, comprising:a charged particle source configured to generate charged particles;
an electrode configured to accelerate the charged particles to form a charged particle beam;
a bender unit configured to adjust a path of the charged particle beam;
an objective lens configured to focus the charged particle beam onto a spot on a sample, the charged particle beam passing through a bore of the objective lens as the charged particle beam propagates from the charged particle source to the sample;
a light source configured to generate a light beam;
a mirror disposed within the bender unit and arranged to direct the light beam to the spot on the sample;
a sample support configured to support the sample, the sample support having a pinhole extending through a central region; and
a light sensor disposed on an opposite side of the sample support from the objective lens, the light sensor configured to sense light when the light beam is aligned with the pinhole.

US Pat. No. 10,168,563

COUPLING MECHANISM, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

RADIANT OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. A coupling mechanism comprising:a back plate formed with at least one engaging hole; and
a frame unit having at least one frame body, and at least one engaging member that extends from said at least one frame body, and that engages said at least one engaging hole for coupling fixedly said at least one frame body to said back plate, said at least one frame body being deformable for disengaging said at least one engaging member from said at least one engaging hole, thereby permitting removal of said at least one frame body from said back plate,
wherein said at least one frame body and said back plate cooperatively define a gap therebetween,
wherein said at least one engaging member is disposed under said gap, and
wherein said frame unit further has a plurality of support members that are mounted to said at least one frame body, and that abut against said back plate so as to allow formation of said gap between said at least one frame body and said back plate.

US Pat. No. 10,168,463

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING APPARATUS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a solid light-diffusive panel having opposing first and second faces and two or more side portions, wherein at least one of the side portions has a curved surface and a third surface, wherein the third surface is parallel to the first and second faces;
a plurality of SSL elements disposed proximate the third surface of the at least one side portion and arranged to emit light orthogonal to the third surface and into the at least one side portion;
a first reflector disposed on the curved surface of the at least one side portion and having a reflective surface arranged to reflect light from the plurality of SSL elements into the solid light-diffusive panel, wherein the light reflected from the first reflector is internally reflected in the solid light-diffusive panel;
a plurality of disruptions formed on the second face of the solid light-diffusive panel and arranged to disperse internally reflected light; and
a second reflector disposed on the second face of the solid light-diffusive panel and arranged to reflect light emitted from the second face into the solid light-diffusive panel,
wherein a cross-section of the at least one side portion is a partial ellipse, and the plurality of SSL elements are disposed at foci of partial ellipses at a plurality of cross-sections of the at least one side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,168,119

FIREARM BIPOD

Magpul Industries Corp., ...

1. A bipod leg deployment assembly comprising:a housing comprising:
a vertical housing aperture passing through the housing along a vertical pivot axis;
one or more first detent receiving hollows arranged concentrically around the vertical housing aperture;
one or more second detent receiving hollows arranged concentrically around the vertical housing aperture and alternately arranged between the one or more first detent receiving hollows, the one or more first detent receiving hollows having a greater arcuate width than the one or more second detent receiving hollows;
two leg housings coupled to the housing and each having a leg assembly rotatably coupled thereto;
a pivot rod that passes through the vertical housing aperture;
a locking knob coupled to a lower half of the pivot rod and arranged at least partially below the housing; and
a pivot block fixed to an upper half of the pivot rod and pivotally arranged at least partially above the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,168,061

CONDITIONING SYSTEM OF THE FREE COOLING TYPE FOR ENVIRONMENTS, METHOD OF OPERATION OF A SAID CONDITIONING SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH METHOD

EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R...

1. A method of operation of a conditioning system, such conditioning system, of a free cooling type for environments and particularly for computing centers, comprising:a conditioning unit of the free cooling type provided with evaporative cooling means using water,
first fans for the exit to an outside environment of a stream of warm air, which is heated by the passage through said conditioning unit or in output from an environment to be air-conditioned,
second fans for introducing cool, conditioned air that originates from said conditioning unit,
one or more tanks that are interconnected to said conditioning unit,
a switch configured to detect a presence of a flow of water in input to said one or more tanks, the switch selected from the group consisting of a level switch and a flow switch, which are interconnected with an electronic unit for the control and management of the conditioning system,wherein said method comprises the following steps:detecting a temperature at a point of delivery, to the environment to be air-conditioned, of said conditioning unit and comparing said detected temperature with a set setpoint temperature,
based on the detected outside temperature, on a detected outside humidity, on the setpoint temperature for the air at the point of delivery into the environment to be air-conditioned, on the cost of electricity and on the cost of the water used by said conditioning unit, determining an optimum operating mode for said system from a plurality of operating modes,
if the optimum operating mode of the conditioning system does not require the consumption of water, then a cooling power is regulated by adjusting a speed of said first fans, said conditioning unit operating without the addition of water,
if the optimum mode requires the consumption of water, then detecting the presence of a flow of water in input to said one or more tanks,
if the presence of a flow of water in input to said one or more tanks is detected, then the operating mode is optimized with respect to the cost of the water and the cost of the electricity,
if the presence of a flow of water in input to said one or more tanks is not detected, then check if the demand for cooling with respect to a set emergency setpoint temperature is met without water,
if it is found that a demand for cooling with respect to a set emergency setpoint temperature is not met without water, then the cooling power is regulated by adjusting the speed of said first fans, with the aid of the evaporative cooling means of the conditioning unit, i.e., with the addition of water,
if it is found that the demand for cooling with respect to a set emergency setpoint temperature is met without water, then the cooling power is regulated by adjusting the speed of said first fans with said conditioning unit operating without the addition of water.

US Pat. No. 10,167,909

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DAMPER CLUTCH TO PREVENT ENGINE STALL

HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.,...

1. A method for controlling a damper clutch of an automatic transmission to prevent engine stall comprising:a first time domain deciding step of sensing a damper clutch control signal in a first time domain defined before engine cranking since key-on and deciding whether or not the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first time domain is normal;
a vehicle state information detecting step of detecting vehicle state information containing at least one of engine RPM, vehicle speed, degree of opening of the throttle valve, turbine RPM and gear shift;
a second time domain deciding step of sensing a damper clutch control signal in a second time domain defined relative to time after the engine cranking and deciding whether or not the sensed damper clutch control signal in the second time domain is normal based on the vehicle state information;
a control signal initializing step of initializing the damper clutch control signal of the first or second time domain when it is decided that the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first or second time domain deciding step is abnormal; and
a control step of controlling the damper clutch by the initialized damper clutch control signal of the first or second time domain when it is decided that the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first or second time domain deciding step is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,167,893

STOPPER ASSEMBLY FOR AN IMPLEMENT OF A MACHINE

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A stopper assembly for a machine, the machine comprising an implement, the stopper assembly comprising:a mount configured to be coupled to the machine;
a stopper including an engagement structure pivotally coupled to the mount configured to be pivotally coupled to the mount, the stopper configured to restrict a pivotal movement of the implement when the stopper abuts the machine;
wherein the mount includes an adjustment structure to adjust a distance between the engagement structure and the machine.

US Pat. No. 10,167,874

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP, IN PARTICULAR FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO ROCKET ENGINES

Arianegroup SAS, Paris (...

1. A centrifugal pump comprising at least:an impeller;
a rotary shaft secured to said impeller;
a casing having an axial admission passage;
at least one first bearing supporting said rotary shaft in said casing;
at least one dynamic seal around the rotary shaft, said impeller being situated between the dynamic seal and the axial admission passage of the pump; and
an axial force compensation disk, located between the impeller and at least one dynamic seal, secured to the shaft and presenting a diameter greater than 70% of a diameter of the impeller, with a front face facing towards the impeller and connected to a branch connection for fluid under pressure taken downstream from the impeller, and a rear face facing towards at least one dynamic seal and presenting fins that are oriented radially, at least in part;
wherein said first bearing is situated between the impeller and the axial force compensation disk.

US Pat. No. 10,167,590

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SORTING OF LAUNDRY ITEMS, PREFERABLY LAUNDRY ITEMS FOR CLEANING

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH...

1. A method for sorting of laundry items (10), wherein the laundry items (10) are transportable from at least one transport system (11) to at least one identification station (23) and are then taken to a sorting station (21) and sorted therein, comprising:determining in the identification station (23) whether the laundry items (10) have a data storage medium or have a readable one of the data storage medium and, for those of the laundry items (10) that have the data storage medium or have a readable one of the data storage medium, reading in the identification station (23) data of the laundry items (10) from the at least one of the data storage medium provided on the laundry items (10);
producing a recording using at least one imaging device of at least some of the laundry items (10) for which it is determined in the at least one identification station (23) do not have the data storage medium or do not have a readable one of the data storage medium;
each time a recording is produced, in the region of the at least one identification station (23) by the at least one imaging device of a particular one of the at least some of the laundry items (10), adding at least one supplemental piece of information to the recording; and
deriving sorting criteria for the sorting of the particular one of the laundry items (10) in the sorting station (21) from the recording with the at least one supplemental piece of information.

US Pat. No. 10,167,551

APPARATUS, METHOD AND REACTION CHAMBER

BENEQ OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A reaction chamber for receiving one or more substrates to be processed by subjecting at least part of the substrates to successive surface reactions of at least a first precursor and a second precursor, the reaction chamber being configured to be a detachable reaction chamber and comprising:a chamber body forming a reaction space inside the reaction chamber;
a loading door provided to the chamber body for loading and unloading the one or more substrates into and from the reaction chamber;
precursor connections attached to the reaction chamber for providing a fluid connection between the reaction space of the reaction chamber and precursor system connections of a precursor system by supplying and discharging the at least first and second precursor to and from the reaction space of the reaction chamber, the precursor connections are arranged to be connected to the precursor system connections of the precursor system;
couplings provided to the precursor connections for connecting the reaction chamber in fluid connection with the precursor system; and
gas valves for closing the precursor connections in a gastight manner, wherein:
the precursor connections are provided with the gas valves arranged to hermetically seal the precursor connections and the reaction space inside the reaction chamber when the precursor connections are detached from the precursor system connections and the reaction chamber is detached from the precursor system;
the loading door comprises one or more sealing elements arranged to seal the loading door and the reaction space inside the reaction chamber hermetically in a closed position of the loading door when the reaction chamber is in the detached state, and
the precursor connections being attached to the reaction chamber and the gas valves being attached to the precursor connections when the precursor connections are detached from the precursor system connections and the reaction chamber is detached from the precursor system,
the gas valves remain coupled to the reaction chamber through the precursor connections when the reaction chamber is detached from the precursor system.

US Pat. No. 10,166,660

SCREW LOCKING CONTROL SYSTEM AND OPERATING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDU...

1. An operating method for a screw locking control system, the screw locking control system comprising a host, a control unit, an electric screw driver and a holder, the control unit having a processor, a voltage detecting module, a power outlet electrically connected to the voltage detecting module, and a lighting signal control module, the processor being controlled by the host and electrically connected to the host, the voltage detecting module, and the lighting signal control module, the electric screw driver electrically connected to the power outlet, the holder having a plurality of indicator lamps electrically connected to the lighting signal control module, the holder being capable of mounting a product which is to be screw locked, the plurality of indicator lamps corresponding to each screw hole of the product to be screw locked, the indicator lamps being controlled and turned on sequentially by the lighting signal control module, the operating system comprising the steps of:a) the host transmitting a setting data of each screw locking operation to the control unit;
b) the control unit sequentially turning on the indicator lamps according to the setting data via the lighting signal control module and the electric screw driver sequentially performing each screw locking operation, the voltage detecting module detecting a voltage variance of the electric screw driver in each screw locking operation to determine whether each screw locking operation is qualified; and
c) the control unit transmitting the results of each screw locking operation to the host and displaying the results,
wherein step a) further comprises an initial data setting operation, which comprises setting a locking order first, performing each screw locking operation according to the locking order, and sending the results of each voltage variance to the host to define a preset screw locking time interval of each screw, and
wherein in step b) the voltage detecting module detects the voltage variance of the electric screw driver when the electric screw driver is turned on and turned off to define an actual screw locking time interval; the host compares the actual screw locking time interval and the preset screw locking time interval to determine whether each screw locking operation is qualified.

US Pat. No. 10,166,225

METHOD FOR TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS

Exelixis, Inc., Alameda,...

1. A method for treating osteoporosis, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment a once daily dose of 15, 10, or 5 mg of Compound 1:
N-(4-{[6,7-bis(methyloxy)quinolin-4-yl]oxy}phenyl)-N-(4-fluorophenyl)cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxamide
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Compound 1 stimulates osteoblast differentiation and inhibits osteoclast differentiation.

US Pat. No. 10,172,242

ALL-METAL SIDE-INSERTED FEMALE CONNECTOR HAVING GUIDE HOLE AND ELASTIC PIECES FOR GUIDING WIRE

XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TR...

1. An all-metal side-inserted female connector, having a top side, a front side and a rear side, the rear side being formed with a guide hole, a pair of elastic pieces being provided between the front side and the rear side, facing the guide hole, the front side being formed with a limit hole aligned with the guide hole, the front side and the rear side being formed with a front weld leg and a rear leg at respective lower ends thereof, the front weld leg and the rear weld leg being electrically connected to a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,171,778

LIQUID COOLING APPARATUS

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A liquid cooling apparatus comprising:a chassis having
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a boss formed on and protruding from the lower surface of the chassis;
a recess formed in the upper surface of the chassis and recessed into the boss;
an inner bottom defined in the recess; and
a heat dissipating structure disposed on the inner bottom in the recess and having a top;
a cover mounted on the upper surface of the chassis and covering the chassis, wherein an inner chamber is defined between the chassis and the cover, and the cover having
an inner surface facing the upper surface of the chassis;
a liquid inlet channel defined through the cover and having an interior inlet communicating with the inner chamber;
a liquid outlet channel defined through the cover and having an interior outlet communicating with the inner chamber; and
an inner sidewall defined around the inner chamber;
a dividing structure disposed in the inner chamber, attached to the inner surface of the cover, and protruding to abut the top of the heat dissipating structure, and the dividing structure corresponding in position to the recess of the chassis and including
a dividing wall disposed between the interior inlet of the liquid inlet channel and the interior outlet of the liquid outlet channel and having
two ends oppositely extending to attach to the inner sidewall of the cover; and
a bottom surface facing and abuts the upper surface of the chassis; and
a protruding wall protruding down from the bottom surface of the dividing wall and protruding to abut the top of the heat dissipating structure;
wherein the dividing structure divides the inner chamber into a liquid inlet compartment and a liquid outlet compartment, the liquid inlet compartment directly communicates with the interior inlet of the liquid inlet channel, the liquid outlet compartment directly communicates with the interior outlet of the liquid outlet channel, and the liquid inlet compartment communicates with the liquid outlet compartment via the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,171,556

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING RECORDED MESSAGES TO A VEHICLE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SYSTEM

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A personal electronic device for transferring a public announcement message to an onboard public announcement system (OPAS) installed on a vehicle, the personal electronic device comprising:a storage device for storing electronic data;
a data networking module configured to establish a wireless network connection to the OPAS;
a software application configured to program the personal electronic device to:
establish a wireless remote data transfer link to a remote public announcement message server, download the public announcement message from the remote public announcement message server via the remote data transfer link, and store the public announcement message on the storage device;
receive an identifier associated with the OPAS and determine that the public announcement message is for transfer to the OPAS based on the identifier; and
establish a wireless local data transfer link to the OPAS using the data networking module, and transmit the public announcement message stored on the storage device to the OPAS via the wireless local data transfer link.

US Pat. No. 10,171,550

STATIC TRACKER

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining a probability that a web object will be requested as part of a web page transaction for a web page based on requests for the web object during prior web page transactions for the web page;
identifying a request for the web page from a first client computer;
identifying the web object as a candidate for prefetching based on the request for the web page, wherein the web object is a child object of the web page;
responsive to determining to prefetch the web object based on the probability, prefetching the web object;
observing child requests from the first client computer or a different client computer during a later web page transaction for the web page initiated by the first client computer or the different client computer;
determining whether the web object was requested by the first client computer or the different client computer during the later web page transaction; and
modifying the probability based on the determination whether the first client computer or the different client computer requested the web object during the later web page transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,171,514

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING MEDIA CALLS OVER REAL TIME PACKET SWITCHED CONNECTION

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method for routing of media calls over a real time packet switched connection, comprising the steps of:providing a session controller for connecting to a network,
providing a signaling switch for connecting to said session controller;
and
controlling call routing of a call in the network with said session controller, wherein the call originates from a user endpoint, said call routing control including identifiers for elements in at least two layers of a seven layer model, wherein the identifiers include a virtual local area network (VLAN) identifier, said call routing control including a preference for a codec for the call, and said call routing being carried out taking into consideration a mean opinion score qualifier from previous calls having a same source and destination as the call, wherein said session controller uses the VLAN identifier to identify the source of the call and after determining the source, the session controller determines said call routing control based on a policy associated with the source that takes into consideration an operator's cost of routing, the codec for the call, and the mean opinion score qualifier from previous calls having the same source and destination as the call.

US Pat. No. 10,171,513

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CALL ADMISSION TO A NETWORK BASED ON NETWORK RESOURCES

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. An apparatus comprising:a session controller coupled to a database and configured to receive an indication associated with an ingress call, wherein the ingress call is one of a group of calls associated with an ingress call peer, wherein the group of calls is associated with the same session initiation protocol (SIP) address-of-record information, wherein the ingress call peer represents the group of calls and indicates a signaling entity associated with the same SIP address-of-record information, wherein the signaling entity is associated with processing the ingress call;
the session controller being further configured to compare a number of active call-legs associated with the ingress call against a call-leg threshold associated with the ingress call peer, wherein the call-leg threshold indicates the limit for active call-legs associated with the ingress call peer; and
the session controller being further configured to reject the ingress call when the call-leg threshold is exceeded, wherein the session controller is further configured to reject the ingress call based on an indication of a best-effort service level, an indication of a call-load balance, or when the ingress call exceeds a provisioned service-level assurance threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,171,171

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTABLE PARALLEL OPTICAL FIBER AND WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED OPERATION

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

20. A system for communication, the system comprising:an optoelectronic transceiver integrated in a silicon photonics die, the optoelectronic transceiver comprising optical modulators, photodetectors, grating couplers, an optical source module coupled to the photonics die, and a fiber interface coupled to the photonics die, the optoelectronic transceiver being operable to:
in a first communication mode, communicate continuous wave (CW) optical signals from the optical source module to a first subset of the grating couplers for processing coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) signals
in a second communication mode, communicate CW optical signals from the optical source module to a second subset of the grating couplers for processing parallel single mode 4-channel (PSM-4) signals in the optical modulators;
transmit processed signals out of the photonics die utilizing a third subset of the grating couplers;
receive CWDM optical signals from the fiber interface coupled to a fourth subset of the grating couplers or receive PSM-4 optical signals from the fiber interface coupled to a fifth subset of the grating couplers; and
generate electrical signals from the received modulated optical signals utilizing the photodetectors.

US Pat. No. 10,171,102

OVERSAMPLED CONTINUOUS-TIME PIPELINE ADC WITH VOLTAGE-MODE SUMMATION

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A stage in a multi-stage analog-to-digital converter, comprising:a voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to generate a reconstructed voltage input signal from a digital input signal provided by an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) digitizing an input signal to the stage;
a resistor in series with an output of the voltage-output DAC; and
a summation node to sum a delayed voltage input signal and the reconstructed voltage input signal; and
a transconductor to sense a voltage signal at the summation node to generate an output signal of the stage.

US Pat. No. 10,171,040

TRANS-IMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER

HANGZHOU HONGXIN MICROELE...

1. A trans-impedance amplifier, comprising:an equivalent secondary amplifier module, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to an optical diode and used for accessing an input voltage signal, the output end being used for outputting a secondarily amplified first voltage signal;
an inverting amplifier unit, coupled to the output end of the equivalent secondary amplifier module and used for accessing the first voltage signal and outputting an inverting amplified voltage signal, the inverting amplifier unit comprising a third N-type transistor and a fourth N-type transistor, both a first end and a second end of the third N-type transistor being used for receiving a third DC voltage signal, a third end thereof being used for outputting an inverting amplified voltage signal; a first end of the fourth N-type transistor being coupled to the third end of the third N-type transistor, a second end thereof being coupled to the output end of the equivalent secondary amplifier module and used for receiving the first voltage signal, and a third end thereof being grounded; and
a feedback resistor, coupled to the input end of the equivalent secondary amplifier module and an output end of the inverting amplifier unit.

US Pat. No. 10,170,903

HIGH VOLTAGE DC CIRCUIT BREAKER

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A high-voltage DC circuit breaker for breaking a current that flows in a DC line, comprising:a main switch (110), installed on the DC line, for breaking a current of the DC line by opening when a fault occurs on one side or a remaining side of the DC line;
a nonlinear resistor (120) connected in parallel with the main switch (110);
an LC circuit (130) that is connected in series with both the main switch (110) and a first bidirectional switching element (140), and includes a capacitor (131) and a reactor (132), which are connected in series in order to generate LC resonance;
the first bidirectional switching element (140), is for switching a bidirectional current flow; and
a second bidirectional switching element (150), connected in parallel with the LC circuit (130), for switching a current flow to induce LC resonance in both directions.

US Pat. No. 10,170,902

EXTENSION AND RETRACTION DEVICE AND METHOD

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A method for providing a retractable and extendable electrical connection to an entertainment system of a vehicle, the method comprising:providing in the vehicle, a housing including a pair of openings;
mounting a slip ring within the housing in which the slip ring includes a rotor, a stator having stator leads, and extending the stator leads out of one of the openings of the housing and connecting the stator leads to the entertainment system of the vehicle;
rotatably mounting a reel within the housing with the reel having an axis of rotation along that of the rotor in which the reel is rotatable in opposite directions;
providing a cord on the reel including opposite ends and internal wires, and extending one end of the cord through the other of the pair of openings of the housing and connecting at least some of the wires to the rotor leads; and
retracting the cord into the housing by rotating the reel in one direction to wind the cord onto the reel,
extending the cord from the housing by pulling the cord to rotate the reel in the other direction and unwinding the cord from the reel; and
encapsulating the slip ring.

US Pat. No. 10,170,802

BATTERY PACK HAVING PCM CASE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack configured to have a structure comprising:a plate-shaped battery cell having a battery case and electrode terminals formed at one side thereof, the battery case comprising a sealed surplus part, and the battery cell having a protection circuit module (PCM) mounted at the sealed surplus part, wherein
each of the electrode terminals of the battery cell is made of a plate-shaped conductive member,
the PCM comprises a protection circuit board (PCB), a safety element electrically connected between one of the electrode terminals formed at one side of the battery cell and the PCB or loaded on the PCB, an external input and output terminal electrically connected to a protection circuit of the PCB, and an electrically insulative module case in which the PCB and the safety element are mounted in a state in which the external input and output terminal extends outside,
the module case has a first open end and a second open end to define a tunnel structure, the first open end and the second open end being opposite each other,
the module case is provided at an interior thereof with a PCB receiving part,
the PCM is loaded on the sealed surplus part of the battery cell in a state in which the PCM is received in the module case such that the PCM is electrically connected to the electrode terminals of the battery cell, and
the first open end and the second open end communicate with each other in a straight line, and the first open end or the second open end is oriented toward the electrode assembly of the battery cell in a state in which the module case is loaded on the sealed surplus part of the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,170,784

REGENERATIVE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A regenerative fuel cell system comprising a combination of a fuel cell and a water electrolyzer comprising a polymer membrane and electrodes each provided on either side of the polymer membrane,wherein the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to generate electric power during a power generation time by supplying an oxygen gas to an electrode provided on one side of the polymer membrane and by supplying a hydrogen gas to an electrode provided on the other side of the polymer membrane, and to generate an oxygen gas and a hydrogen gas during a charging time by electrolyzing water in the combination of the fuel cell and the water electrolyzer, the regenerative fuel cell system comprising:
an oxygen tank for storing an oxygen gas;
a hydrogen tank for storing a hydrogen gas;
a first reservoir for storing water and an oxygen gas that is not used for power generation out of the oxygen gas supplied during the power generation time;
a second reservoir for storing water and a hydrogen gas that is not used for power generation out of the hydrogen gas supplied during the power generation time; and
vapor pressure control means for controlling a vapor pressure of the water in at least one of the first reservoir and the second reservoir,
wherein the combination of the fuel cell and the water electrolyzer, the oxygen tank, the hydrogen tank, the first reservoir, the second reservoir, and a liquid/gas path for connecting them are provided as a closed path, the oxygen tank and the first reservoir are connected with each other to allow the oxygen gas to travel back and forth therebetween, the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply the oxygen gas to the electrode provided on one side of the polymer membrane during the power generation time, the hydrogen tank and the second reservoir are connected with each other to allow the hydrogen gas to travel back and forth therebetween, and the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply the hydrogen gas to the electrode provided on the other side of the polymer membrane during the power generation time,
wherein the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply water, which is required during the power generation time, to the polymer membrane by controlling the vapor pressure of the water by the vapor pressure control means,
wherein the regenerative fuel cell system comprises a pressure difference gauge that is operable for measuring a pressure difference between the oxygen gas on an oxygen side and the hydrogen gas on a hydrogen side of the polymer membrane, and the pressure difference is controllable within a predetermined range by varying at least one of a position of liquid water level in the first reservoir and a position of liquid water level in the second reservoir, or by varying at least one of an oxygen gas pressure in the first reservoir and a hydrogen gas pressure in the second reservoir, based on the result of the measurement, and
wherein the pressure difference gauge is disposed between the oxygen side and the hydrogen side of the polymer membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,170,675

P—N SEPARATION METAL FILL FOR FLIP CHIP LEDS

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a semiconductor structure, including a first conductivity layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity layer, the semiconductor structure having a bottom surface and a top surface;
a first electrode opposing the bottom surface and electrically connected to the first conductivity layer, the first electrode having a first sidewall;
a second electrode opposing the bottom surface and electrically connected to the second conductivity layer, the second electrode having a second sidewall facing the first sidewall;
a dielectric layer formed on at least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall; and
a metal layer arranged to at least partially fill a gap between the first sidewall of the first electrode and the second sidewall of the second electrode, the metal layer being electrically insulated from at least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall by the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,204

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND TOOLS FOR USE IN PROCESSING PRESCRIPTIONS

EXPRESS SCRIPTS STRATEGIC...

1. A method for visually indicating distinct levels of possible errors in electronic prescriptions comprising:accessing, on a processor of a first party computer, a current prescription for a drug, the current prescription associated with an individual;
transmitting the current prescription from the first party computer to a second party computer separate from the first party computer;
searching, on the second party computer, a plurality of historic prescriptions stored in a database to identify a similar historic prescription that is similar to the current prescription;
comparing, on the second party computer, a plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription with the plurality of prescription fields of the similar historic prescription to identify any field data differences, including insignificant differences and heightened differences, among the plurality of prescription fields;
recording, on the second party computer, a field comparison identifier based on a comparison of the plurality of prescription fields, the field comparison identifier identifying field data similarity or field data difference;
routing the current prescription using recordation of the field comparison identifier to a prescription fulfillment center with the field comparison identifier containing either an insignificant difference or a heightened difference with the current prescription being filled using a first process with the field comparison identifier containing the insignificant difference and a second process with the field comparison identifier containing the heightened difference; and
filling the current prescription at the prescription fulfillment center using either the first process or the second process,
wherein the field comparison identifier includes a visual field difference indicator that identifies a field of the plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription as including different field data than the field of the similar historic prescription; and
the method further comprising generating a display including:
a first sub-display with at least a portion of the plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription and the visual field difference indicator, and (i) the different field data, or (ii) both the field associated with the different field data and the different field data; and
a second sub-display simultaneously displayed with the first sub-display and including an image of a reference document for the current prescription,
wherein routing includes routing after generating the display and addressing at least one possible error indicated in the first sub-display.

US Pat. No. 10,169,886

METHOD OF MAPPING SOURCE COLORS OF AN IMAGE INTO A TARGET COLOR GAMUT OF A TARGET COLOR DEVICE IN TWO MAPPING STEPS

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method comprising for at least one source color of a source image and in a same reference color space:first mapping said at least one source color from a source color gamut into a reference color gamut along a first mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding intermediate color different from said at least one source color,
second mapping said intermediate color from said reference color gamut into a corresponding target color gamut along a second mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding target color different from said intermediate color and from said at least one source color,
wherein said first mapping trajectory is defined as being approximately identical to aid second mapping trajectory,
wherein a direction of said first mapping is opposed to a direction of said second mapping along the first and second trajectory, and
wherein said reference color gamut differs from said source color gamut and from said target color gamut.

US Pat. No. 10,169,697

RADIO FREQUENCY TAG HAVING INTEGRATED AND SUPPLEMENTAL ANTENNA ELEMENTS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A radio frequency (RF) tag, comprising:a substrate;
an integrated circuit (IC) package disposed on the substrate and having an integrated antenna element coupled to circuitry of the IC package; and
an external antenna element of round wire having at least one half turn disposed against two or more surfaces of the IC package, wherein the external antenna element is inductively coupled to the integrated antenna element, and the IC package laterally supports the at least one half turn of the external antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,169,513

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING FPGA BASED ON HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS DEFINED IN SOURCE CODE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for programming a field programmable gate array (FPGA), the method comprising:parsing, by a compiler executed by a processor, a source code to identify a first routine to perform a first function and a second routine to perform a second function;
determining, by the compiler, a control signaling topology between the first routine and the second routine based on one or more statements associated with the first routine and the second routine defined in the source code;
allocating, by the compiler, a first logic block describing a first hardware configuration representing the first function of the first routine;
allocating, by the compiler, a second logic block describing a second hardware configuration representing the second function of the second routine; and
generating, by the compiler, a register-transfer level (RTL) netlist based on the first logic block and the second logic block, wherein the second logic block is to perform the second function dependent upon the first function performed by the first logic block based on the control signaling topology, wherein the RTL netlist is provided for subsequent design and manufacturing the FPGA.

US Pat. No. 10,169,338

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION ON TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A method for communicating an announcement to passengers on a passenger transportation vehicle having seats, the method comprising:providing an information system on the vehicle in which the information system includes mounted in the vehicle at least one of a wireless access point and a plurality of seat display devices;
operating the information system to communicate with said at least one of a wireless access point and a plurality of seat display devices;
storing by the information system a translation package for translating the announcement on the transportation vehicle from a first language to a second language, the translation package selected based on a travel itinerary;
maintaining a data structure for storing passenger data and configuration information of the transportation vehicle;
identifying using the data structure, an impaired passenger on the transportation vehicle and a language preference for the impaired passenger, the impaired passenger using at least one of a personal electronic device and a seat display device;
in response to the identifying and when the announcement is an audio message:
converting the audio message to text for a hearing impaired passenger;
translating the text to a preferred language of the hearing impaired passenger using the translation package, when the audio message language is different from the preferred language;
causing the translated text to display on a personal electronic device of the hearing impaired passenger in communication with the wireless access point, for the information system having the wireless access point;
causing the translated text to display on a seat display device of the hearing impaired passenger for the information system having the plurality of seat display devices; and
causing the text to display on one of the seat display device and the personal device of the hearing impaired passenger in a default language, when language preference is not specified for the hearing impaired passenger;
in response to the identifying and when the announcement is a text message:
converting the text message to audio for a vision impaired passenger;
translating the audio to a preferred language of the vision impaired passenger using the translation package, when the audio language is different from the preferred language of the vision impaired passenger;
causing the translated audio to play on a personal electronic device of the vision impaired passenger for the information system having the wireless access point;
causing the translated audio to play at a seat display device of the vision impaired passenger for the information system having the seat display devices; and
causing the audio to play on at least one of the personal electronic device and the seat display device of the impaired passenger in the default language preference for the vision impaired passenger is not specified.

US Pat. No. 10,168,517

OPTICAL CROSS-COUPLING MITIGATION SYSTEMS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam having a different wavelength;
focusing optics for focusing the beams toward a dispersive element;
a dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams, thereby forming a multi-wavelength beam;
a cross-coupling mitigation system for receiving and transmitting the multi-wavelength beam while reducing cross-coupling thereof;
disposed optically downstream of the cross-coupling mitigation system, an optical fiber for receiving the multi-wavelength beam; and
disposed within the optical fiber, a fiber Bragg grating for (i) receiving the multi-wavelength beam, reflecting a first portion thereof back to the array of beam emitters via the cross-coupling mitigation system, wherein the first portion stabilizes each of the beams to its wavelength, and (ii) transmitting a second portion thereof as an output beam composed of multiple wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,168,264

METHOD OF GENERATING A DRIVE SIGNAL FOR A VIBRATORY SENSOR

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method (600) of generating a drive signal for a vibratory sensor (5), the method comprising:vibrating a vibratory element (104, 510) configured to provide a vibration signal;
receiving the vibration signal from the vibratory element (104, 510) with a receiver circuit (134);
generating the drive signal that vibrates the vibratory element (104, 510) with a driver circuit (138) coupled to the receiver circuit (134) and the vibratory element (104, 510);
comparing a phase of the generated drive signal with a phase of the vibration signal; and
generating a command frequency ? from the comparison of the phase of the generated drive signal and the phase of the vibration signal;
wherein the drive signal is generated at the command frequency ? by an open-loop drive (147) in the driver circuit (138).

US Pat. No. 10,168,002

BREATHER LAYER FOR EXHAUSTING PERMEATE FROM PRESSURE VESSELS

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC,...

1. A process for producing a pressure vessel, comprising:providing a liner;
wrapping an inner composite structure about the liner;
providing an inner polymeric layer about the inner composite structure;
wrapping a porous layer about the inner polymeric layer;
providing an outer polymeric layer about, the porous layer and.
wrapping a composite shell about the outer polymeric layer;
wherein each of the porous layer, the inner polymeric layer, the outer polymeric layer, and the composite shell are formed of a single set of continuous wrapped fibers forming overlapping helical patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,167,594

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL, BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL AND A PACKAGE OR A CONTAINER MADE THEREOF

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of manufacturing a biodegradable packaging material, the method comprising:extruding one or more polymer coating layers onto a fibrous substrate, the one or more polymer coating layers including at least one layer of a non-aromatic polymer blend, the at least one layer of non-aromatic polymer blend consisting of (i) 20-95 wt-% of polylactide (PLA) having a high melt index of more than 35 g/10 min (210° C.; 2.16 kg), (ii) 5-80 wt-% of polybutylene succinate (PBS) or a biodegradable derivate thereof, and (iii) greater than 0 wt-% and up to 5 wt-% of ethylene butyl acrylate glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer, wherein the PLA and the PBS or the biodegradable derivate thereof are fed into the extruder as granules, and the components of the polymer blend are melted and blended in connection with the extrusion step.

US Pat. No. 10,166,681

BLUETOOTH SPEAKER AND ROBOT INTERACTION SYSTEM

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A Bluetooth speaker for a robot, comprising:an interface unit;
a processor;
a Bluetooth unit configured to receive and transmit audio signals; and
a speaker configured to play the audio signals;
wherein one end of the interface unit is configured to connect to a main controller of the robot, and another end of the interface unit is configured to connect to the processor; the processor further connects to the Bluetooth unit; and the Bluetooth unit connects to the speaker; the interface unit comprises cascade connected a first interface and a second interface connecting to a first device and a next device respectively; the first interface is configured to turn on the first device; the second interface is configured to turn on the next device, after the first device is turned on and the first device is assigned with an identification number;
wherein the Bluetooth speaker for the robot further comprises a switch, wherein one end of the switch connects to the interface unit, and another end of the switch connects to the processor;
wherein the switch comprises a switch module having a first data interface, a second data interface, a first output port, a second output port, a first enable port, and a second enable port;
wherein the first data interface and the second data interface connect to the first interface and the second interface respectively; the first output port and the second output port connect to the processor; the first enable port and the second enable port connect to the processor; the processor turns on the first data interface and the first output port or turns on the second data interface and the second output port according to a voltage of the first data interface and the second data interface; and
wherein the first interface is configured to connect to the switch via a resistance by a wire, and the second interface is configured to connect to the processor via a resistance by a wire.

US Pat. No. 10,166,124

ORTHOSIS CONTROL

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A method for controlling an actuator of an orthopedic device including connection apparatuses to a lower limb, comprising the following steps carried out in a continuously repeating manner:registering actual values of at least two movement parameters of the orthopedic device using at least two sensors;
comparing the registered actual values with defined movement patterns;
selecting which of the defined movement patterns best fits the registered actual values; and
generating control signals for the actuator using a sequence of intended values defined for a best-fitting of the selected defined movement patterns;
wherein comparing the registered actual values with the defined movement patterns comprises:
establishing a functional relationship between a sequence of the actual values of one of the at least two movement parameters and a sequence of the actual values of another one of the at least two movement parameters; and
comparing the functional relationship with functional relationships in the defined movement patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,165,878

NON-SPILL DRINKING CONTAINER

MUNCHKIN, INC., Van, Nuy...

1. A non-spill collar and seal assembly, comprising:a collar comprising:
an open upper end;
a closed lower end having a projection extending upward therefrom, the projection having a vent hole disposed therethrough;
a sidewall having a tapered shape that extends from the open upper end inward toward the closed lower end;
one or more passages disposed through the closed lower end or the sidewall to channel a fluid;
a support surface provided along an inner surface of the sidewall adjacent to the open upper end defining one or more channels; and
a fastener assembly provided on the collar; and
a seal having a surface substantially similar to a shape of the open upper end, wherein the seal is adapted to receive the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,172,270

PICK-AND-PLACE FEEDER MODULE ASSEMBLY

1. A feeder module for use in a pick-and-place machine, said feeder module comprising:a frame configured with a pair of extended parallel and spaced-apart support structures running in a first direction along the frame that will, in use, support plural component feeders and be aligned with a pick-and-place machine,
said spaced-apart support structures, in use, supporting a plurality of component feeders disposed in a second direction transverse to said first direction when each component feeder is snap-in connected to at least one of said spaced-apart support structures such that each component feeder is supported by said pair of spaced-apart support structures in cantilevered fashion, each one of said spaced-apart support structures being configured to simultaneously engage each component feeder of said plurality of component feeders when supported in cantilever fashion such that each component feeder (a) is supported by the spaced-apart support structures at only a first end portion thereof and (b) extends from said first end portion in a horizontal orientation;
a component supply portion configured to accommodate plural supplies of components, each supply being located below a respectively corresponding component feeder when in use; and
a lock mechanism configured to detachably connect the feeder module to a pick-and-place machine.

US Pat. No. 10,172,262

INTEGRATED AIR-SPRING FOR HYDRAULIC FORCE DAMPING OF A RIGID LIQUID COOLING SUBSYSTEM

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

1. A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) comprising:a rack having one or more node-receiving slots each slot having a front opening for node insertion and a rear section opposed to the front access;
a node-receiving liquid inlet port and a node-receiving liquid outlet port located at the rear section of one node-receiving slot and positioned to be inwardly facing for blind mating to a node inlet and outlet ports of a liquid-cooled (LC) node inserted in the one node-receiving slot;
an LC node insertably received in the one node-receiving slot and comprising an air-spring reducer conduit in fluid communication with a system of conduits supplying cooling liquid through a node enclosure, the air-spring reducer shaped to trap an amount of compressible fluid that compresses during sealing engagement between the node inlet coupling and node outlet coupling and the inlet liquid port and outlet liquid port, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,172,250

CABLE MANAGEMENT BRACKET

International Business Ma...

1. A cable management bracket comprising:a first planar surface and a second planar surface connected by a bend line, wherein the first planar surface and the second planar surface form a cable bracket body;
a plurality of cable tie-down points disposed on the cable bracket body; and
two or more attachment clamps disposed on the cable bracket body, the two or more attachment clamps being configured to attach to two or more respective mount points located on vertically aligned horizontal rails, wherein the attachment clamps are separated by a distance equal to a separation distance of horizontal rail mount points, wherein the cable bracket body includes two or more pairs of guide tabs, wherein each of the two or more pairs of guide tabs corresponds to each of the two or more attachment clamps, wherein one guide tab of each of the two or more pairs of guide tabs is placed above each attachment clamp and wherein one guide tab of each of the two or more pairs of guide tabs is placed below each attachment clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,172,246

UNIVERSAL MOUNT FOR A MOBILE HAND-HOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PADCASTER LLC, New York,...

1. A universal mount able to accommodate mobile hand-holdable electronic devices of various sizes having a device lower edge spaced from a device upper edge, the universal mount comprising:a housing sub-assembly having a housing sub-assembly base-plate with a lower mount attached thereto, the lower mount configured to releaseably receive the device lower edge;
a movable latch-plate sub-assembly disposed in and slideably attached to the housing sub-assembly, the movable latch-plate sub-assembly having an upper mount attached thereto, the upper mount aligned with the lower mount at a position above the lower mount and configured to releaseably receive the device upper edge, the position of the upper mount being adjustable relative to the lower mount to accommodate mobile hand-holdable electronic devices of various sizes;
a support-plate sub-assembly fixedly disposed in the housing sub-assembly, the movable latch-plate sub-assembly slideably attached to the support-plate sub-assembly; and
a back-plate sub-assembly attached to the housing sub-assembly and enclosing the movable latch-plate sub-assembly and the support-plate sub-assembly in the housing sub-assembly,
wherein the housing sub-assembly further comprises:
a first housing sub-assembly side plate and a second housing sub-assembly side plate spaced from the first housing sub-assembly side plate, the first and second housing sub-assembly side plates having a length L1 and extending upwardly from the housing base-plate to a housing top-plate extending from the first housing sub-assembly side plate to the second housing sub-assembly side plate;
a housing sub-assembly front-plate extending from the first housing sub-assembly side plate to the second housing sub-assembly side plate and upwardly from the housing sub-assembly base-plate a length L2 less than the length L1; and
a housing sub-assembly opening in the housing sub-assembly between the housing sub-assembly top-plate and the housing sub-assembly front-plate having a length L3 within which the position of the movable-plate sub-assembly is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,172,139

ROUTING AND INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN SELF-BACKHAULING WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

Argela Yazilim ve Bilisim...

1. A first mesh application system located within a first, local, mesh node comprising:a. a database storing: (1) routing information to route data packets of user equipment (UE) between the first, local, mesh node and a second, remote, mesh node via an IP tunnel, (2) IP addresses associated with both local UEs associated with the first, local, mesh node and remote UEs associated with the second, remote, mesh node, the second, remote, mesh node associated with a second mesh application system; (3) UE service parameters, and (4) a sub-band allocation database storing physical frequency sub-bands used by both local UEs associated with the first local, mesh node and remote UEs associated with the second, remote, mesh node; and
b. a processor executing computer readable program code stored in computer memory to implement an application to: (1) exchange data packets and control messages within the IP tunnel with the second, remote, mesh application system associated with the remote, second, mesh node, (2) periodically exchange resource allocation update control messages between the first and second mesh application systems within the IP tunnel to coordinate resource assignment to radio access UEs and backhaul UEs between the first and second mesh nodes, and (3) give periodical decisions on assignment of frequency sub-bands to radio access UEs of the first, local, mesh node not reserved/used for backhaul UEs and not assigned to radio access UEs of the second mesh node, and (4) give periodical decisions on assignment of frequency sub-bands to backhaul UEs based on combination/summary of messages received from the second, remote mesh node by avoiding in-use backhaul frequency sub-bands.

US Pat. No. 10,172,128

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for determining a starting symbol of a downlink control channel in a subframe including a plurality of symbols at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a parameter via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer signaling; and
determining the starting symbol of the downlink control channel according to a type of the downlink control channel,
wherein, if the downlink control channel is a first type, the starting symbol of the downlink control channel is determined to be a first symbol of the subframe, and
wherein, if the downlink control channel is a second type, the starting symbol of the downlink control channel is determined based on the parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,171,772

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING VIRTUAL PRESENCE

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A virtual presence system responsive to its environment, the system comprising:a) a display having a structural matrix configured to arrange a plurality of spaced pixel elements, said plurality of spaced pixel elements collectively forming an active visual area wherein an image is displayable; said active visual area capable of being continuously active for continuously displaying a displayed image;
b) at least one aperture disposed within the active visual area and among said spaced pixel elements; disposed in said aperture a transmission means operative to transmit sensible data from the environment in front of said active visual area to a sensor device, the sensor device operable to communicate to a signal processor;
c) said sensor device operable to capture sensor data while said display is simultaneously operable for displaying said displayed image, said spaced pixel elements and said sensor device capable of being simultaneously operative for simultaneously displaying said displayed image and simultaneously sensing data; and,
d) said signal processor operative to: receive sensed data from said sensor device; and, respond to said sensed data by modifying a visible attribute of said displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,171,648

MOBILE POSTURE-BASED POLICY, REMEDIATION AND ACCESS CONTROL FOR ENTERPRISE RESOURCES

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving at a remote management device, from a control agent installed on a mobile device, information indicating that a new application has been installed on the mobile device;
determining at the remote management device, at least in part by applying one or more policies, that the new application is not a recognized application; and
responsive to the determination that the new application is not a recognized application, setting a security state of the mobile device in a table, wherein the table is stored at the remote management device,
consulting, by an intermediate node, the table to determine the security state of the mobile device;
denying, by the intermediate node, access of the mobile device to a network application service based on the security state of the mobile device in the table; and
permitting mobile device traffic that identifies a port that corresponds to an authorized application;
accepting or rejecting, by an enterprise application of the mobile device, requests of the mobile device based on the security state of the mobile device in the table, in response to the enterprise application of the mobile device accessing the security state of the mobile device in the table;
causing, by the intermediate node, the new application to be blocked from launching on the mobile device; and
updating a security state information of the mobile device in the table based on the determination that the new application is not a recognized application when access is denied.

US Pat. No. 10,171,133

TRANSPONDER ARRANGEMENT

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A transponder arrangement, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface;
a radio frequency (RF) transponder disposed on the first surface of the substrate and having a first connection pad and a second connection pad;
a first antenna element disposed on the first surface of the substrate and connected to the first connection pad;
a second antenna element disposed on the first surface of the substrate and connected to the second connection pad; and
a third antenna element disposed on the second surface of the substrate and inductively coupled to the first and second antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,170,940

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A power inverter for driving a transmitter coil in an inductive power transfer system, wherein the power inverter is suitable for class ‘EF’ operation, is arranged to drive a load resistance, and comprises:a switching device arranged between a power source and ground and arranged to switch at a switching frequency; and
a resonant network arranged in parallel with the switching device between the power source and ground, the resonant network having a resonant frequency which is a non-integer multiple of the switching frequency, such that, in operation, a substantially constant current passes through the load resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,170,861

CONNECTOR WITH CAPACITIVE CROSSTALK COMPENSATION TO REDUCE ALIEN CROSSTALK

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A telecommunications connector comprising:a plurality of electrical conductors arranged in differential pairs;
a circuit board having a plurality of conductive tracks that electrically connect to the plurality of electrical conductors;
a crosstalk compensation arrangement disposed on the circuit board and including a plurality of crosstalk compensating capacitances applied between electrical conductors associated with the differential pairs and selected such that, a magnitude of an overall capacitance at a first electrical conductor of a first differential pair is approximately equal to a magnitude of an overall capacitance at a second electrical conductor of the first differential pair, and a magnitude of an overall capacitance at a third electrical conductor of a second differential pair is approximately equal to a magnitude of an overall capacitance at a fourth electrical conductor of the second differential pair.

US Pat. No. 10,170,559

REVERSE CONDUCTING IGBT INCORPORATING EPITAXIAL LAYER FIELD STOP ZONE AND FABRICATION METHOD

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A method for fabricating a reverse conducting insulated gate bipolar transistor (RC-IGBT) device including a field stop zone, the method comprising:providing a first semiconductor substrate being lightly doped;
forming, by an epitaxial process, a first epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type on the first semiconductor substrate, the first epitaxial layer having a constant doping level, the first epitaxial layer forming a base region of the RC-IGBT device;
forming, by the epitaxial process, a second epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type on the first epitaxial layer, the second epitaxial layer having a doping profile including non-constant and varying doping levels, the second epitaxial layer forming a field stop zone of the RC-IGBT device;
forming a buffer layer on the second epitaxial layer;
forming, by ion implantation, first regions of the first conductivity type and second regions of a second conductivity type, opposite the first conductivity type, in the buffer layer;
forming a bonding layer on the buffer layer;
attaching a carrier wafer to the bonding layer formed on the buffer layer to form a semiconductor structure having a first side being the first semiconductor substrate and a second side being a back side of the carrier wafer;
grinding the semiconductor structure from the first side to remove the first semiconductor substrate and at least a part of the first epitaxial layer, an exposed surface of the first epitaxial layer being a front side of the semiconductor structure;
forming, from the front side of the semiconductor structure, a body region of the second conductivity type, and forming a source region of the first conductivity type in the body region;
forming a gate dielectric layer and a conductive gate on the front side of the semiconductor structure; and
removing the carrier wafer and the bonding layer to expose the first regions of the first conductivity type and the second regions of the second conductivity type in the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,445

METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL COUPLING AND ELECTRIC COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for electrically coupling a pad and a front face of a pillar, comprising:shaping the front face of the pillar, the front face having at least partially a convex surface;
applying a suspension to the front face of the pillar or to the pad, wherein the suspension includes a carrier fluid, electrically conducting microparticles suspended within the carrier fluid and electrically conducting nanoparticles suspended within the carrier fluid, wherein the suspension is applied as a droplet that adheres to the front face of the pillar or to the pad with surface tension;
arranging the front face of the pillar opposite to the pad at a distance such that the carrier fluid bridges at least partially a gap between the front face of the pillar and the pad;
evaporating the carrier fluid thereby concurrently confining each of the microparticles and the nanoparticles, and thereby concurrently arranging the nanoparticles and the microparticles into percolation paths between the front face of the pillar and the pad; and
sintering the arranged nanoparticles for forming metallic bonds at least between one of the nanoparticles or between the nanoparticles and the front face of the pillar or the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,170,403

AMELIORATED COMPOUND CARRIER BOARD STRUCTURE OF FLIP-CHIP CHIP-SCALE PACKAGE

Kinsus Interconnect Techn...

1. An ameliorated compound carrier board structure of Flip-Chip Chip-scale Package comprising:a carrier board having a plurality of first electrical contact pads on a top surface of the carrier board, and a plurality of second electrical contact pads on the top surface of the carrier board and arranged surrounding the first electrical contact pads;
a substrate having a flip region with a through opening arranged over the first electrical contact pads, and a plurality of electric conductors penetrating the substrate with the upper and lower ends of each being exposed on top and bottom surfaces of the substrate and being electrically connected to a bottom surface of a first electrode pad and a top surface of a second electrode pad; the bottom surface of the second electrode pads corresponding to the top surface of the second electrical contact pads; and
an anisotropic conductive film including an insulating layer having a plurality of conductive particles distributed therein at mutually spaced positions, the anisotropic conductive film having portions compressed between the second electrode pads of the carrier board and the second electrical contact pads of the substrate to form a plurality of high-density compressed areas, the conductive particles within each of the high-density compressed areas thereby bursting and contacting with the top surface of the second electrical contact pads for conducting the second electrode pads and the second electrical contact pads, and the conductive particles outside the high-density compressed areas remaining unburst in position within the insulating layer to remain insulation of uncompressed portions of the insulating layer other than the high-density compressed areas between the bottom surface of the substrate and the top surface of the carrier board, and
at least one die, disposed in the through opening, and having an active surface and a non-active surface arranged correspondingly with the active surface having a plurality of bumps, the bottom surface of each bump compressing a portion of the anisotropic conductive film against one of the first electrical contact pads to form a conductive connection therewith, a sealant material being filled in a gap between an inner wall of the through opening of the flip region and an outer peripheral of the die for the die to be fixed in the flip region, with the non-active surface remaining exposed;
wherein the thickness of the anisotropic conductive film is between 30 ?m and 40 ?m, and the conductive particles are nickel- and gold-plated particles with a diameter of 5 ?m; the anisotropic conductive film is compressed onto the carrier board under the process parameters of 70° C.˜90° C. 1 MPa, and 1 second, then the substrate is compressed thereon under the process parameters of 150° C.˜220° C., 2˜4 MPa, and 1˜10 seconds; each second electrode pad has a distance within 50 ?m with other ones so that the conductive particles between the bottom surface of the second electrode pads and the top surface of the second electrical contact pads would have a contact area of at least 50000 ?m with the conductive particles.

US Pat. No. 10,170,281

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLASMA TREATMENT USING DIRECTIONAL DIELECTRIC BARRIER DISCHARGE ENERGY SYSTEM

PLASMOLOGY4, INC., Scott...

1. A method of manufacturing a directional dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) energy system, comprising:providing both a first dielectric barrier and a first housing having a first fluid disposed in a first chamber;
coupling a first magnet to the first housing and the first dielectric barrier to form a first electrode assembly configured to generate energy, wherein the first magnet is configured to help guide or contain the energy generated by the first electrode assembly;
coupling a second magnet adjacent to the first magnet; and
coupling a third magnet adjacent to the second magnet, wherein the second magnet and the third magnet are configured to help guide or contain the energy generated by the first electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,170,097

WATERPROOF SOUND TRANSMITTING SHEET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of producing a waterproof sound-transmitting sheet, comprising the steps of:applying a spinning solution containing a pigment having a predetermined color and a second polymer material onto a substrate to form a webbed pigment layer;
applying a spinning solution containing a first polymer material having a melting point lower than that of the second polymer material onto the pigment layer to form a webbed sound-transmitting layer; and
heat-treating the pigment layer and the sound-transmitting layer to melt the sound-transmitting layer and form the waterproof sound-transmitting sheet into a nonporous sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,169,708

DETERMINING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND COMPATIBILITY OF A PERSON

Airbnb, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, using one or more computer processors, identification attributes of a person;
identifying, using the one or more computer processors, identity information within each document of a plurality of documents;
determining, using the one or more computer processors, the uniqueness of the identity information identified within each document of the plurality of documents;
calculating, using the one or more computer processors, an identity score for each document of the plurality of documents based on matching one or more identification attributes of the person to the identity information in each document of the plurality of documents and the uniqueness of the identity information;
obtaining, using the one or more computer processors, a request for a trustworthiness score of the person from a requestor device;
analyzing, using the one or more computer processors, each of the plurality of documents to identify content attributes that occur in a dictionary for behavior or personality traits;
calculating, using the one or more computer processors, an initial score for each behavior and personality trait related to the identified content attributes using the identity score for each document;
calculating, using the one or more computer processors, trait metrics for each behavior or personality trait by combining initial scores for each behavior or personality trait;
providing, using the one or more computer processors, the trait metrics as input to a rule based scoring and machine learning system
obtaining, from the rule based scoring and machine learning system, a trustworthiness score of the person output from the rule based scoring and machine learning system;
providing, using the one or more computer processors, the trustworthiness score of the person to the requestor device;
receiving an indication that a second person trusts the person;
creating a relationship between the second person and the person; and
adjusting the trustworthiness score of the person based on, at least, a trustworthiness score of the second person.

US Pat. No. 10,169,698

RF TRANSPONDER ON ADHESIVE TRANSFER TAPE

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A transponder arrangement, comprising:adhesive transfer tape that includes an adhesive layer having opposing first and second adhesive surfaces and at least one release liner, wherein the at least one release liner is separable from the adhesive layer and directly adhered to the first and second adhesive surfaces;
an antenna having wire adhered directly to the second adhesive surface; and
an RF transponder disposed on the second adhesive surface and coupled to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,169,679

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING PARAMETERS OF CNN BY USING LOSS AUGMENTATION AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

STRADVISION, INC., Gyeon...

1. A learning method for adjusting one or more parameters of a convolutional neural network (CNN) by using loss augmentation, the method applied in a visual imaging system that adaptively adjusts bounding boxes of detected objects captured by the visual imaging system, the method comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, comprising a processor, acquiring or supporting another device to acquire at least one feature map from a training image;
(b) the learning device performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of acquiring one or more proposal regions of interest (“ROIs”) corresponding to at least one object on the training image by using a region proposal network (“RPN”) and a process of creating at least one first pooled feature map by applying pooling operation to areas, on the feature map, corresponding to the proposal ROIs, and (ii) a process of acquiring a ground truth (“GT”) ROI, on the training image, corresponding to the object and a process of creating a second pooled feature map by applying pooling operation to an area, on the feature map, corresponding to the GT ROI, the second pooled feature map including additional features of the object that were not captured in the at least one first pooled feature map;
(c) the learning device performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of acquiring information on pixel data of a first bounding box by regression when the at least one first pooled feature map and the second pooled feature map are inputted into a first fully connected (“FC”) layer, (ii) a process of acquiring a first comparative data by a comparison between the information on the pixel data of the first bounding box and information on pixel data of a GT bounding box, and (iii) a process of backpropagating information on the first comparative data to thereby perform a first adjustment of at least part of the parameters of the CNN to reduce values of the first comparative data which includes loss data; and
(d) the learning device storing the parameters, as adjusted, in a storage for application in setting a new bounding box around a subsequent object detected by the imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,169,636

SENSOR APPARATUS AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A sensor apparatus, comprising:a cover, a lower surface of the cover being provided with an ink layer;
a sensor, the sensor being arranged below the cover;
at least one light-emitting module, the light-emitting module being arranged as parallel to the sensor;
an upper reflecting layer and a lower reflecting layer, the upper reflecting layer being arranged on a lower surface of the ink layer, and the lower reflecting layer being arranged on an upper surface of the sensor; and
a light transmitting glue layer, the light transmitting glue layer being arranged between the upper reflecting layer and the lower reflecting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,168,899

COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA AND RELATED METHODS FOR PROCESSING HAND-DRAWN IMAGE ELEMENTS

FIFTYTHREE, INC., New Yo...

1. A method of operating a computing device, the method comprising:receiving a sequence or continuum of user inputs on a touch-sensitive device at identifiable locations;
identifying the sequence or continuum of user inputs at the identifiable locations as an image element from a hand-drawn user input;
comparing the image element derived from the hand-drawn user input to image element models stored in one or more data storage devices;
selecting one of the image element models to replace the image element when the selected one of the image element models matches the image element according to a set of rules stored in the one or more data storage devices;
correcting the selected one of the image element models to improve an aesthetic appearance of the selected one of the image element models, according to the set of rules; and displaying the corrected image element model on an electronic display of the computing device,
wherein determining a degree of deliberateness with which the hand-drawn user input is made, wherein at least one of selecting one of the image element models to replace the image element and correcting the selected one of the image element models varies, at least in part, according to the determined degree of deliberateness,
wherein determining the degree of deliberateness comprises:
determining a speed with which input hand-drawn strokes are made by the user of the computing device; and
comparing an image element to image element models comprises comparing the image element to fewer image element models when faster input hand-drawn strokes are made than when slower input hand-drawn strokes are made.

US Pat. No. 10,168,582

CHIP PACKAGE HAVING A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,481

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRATING COUPLERS INCORPORATING PERTURBED WAVEGUIDES

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in a semiconductor photonics die:
communicating optical signals into and/or out of said semiconductor photonics die utilizing a grating coupler on said semiconductor photonics die, wherein said grating coupler comprises perturbed waveguides as scattering elements, wherein the perturbed waveguides comprise rows of repeating spatially overlapping scatterers along each waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,168,359

PROBE CARD FOR HIGH VOLTAGE TESTING

MPI Corporation, Hsinchu...

1. A probe card, comprising:a wiring board;
a top cover coupled with the wiring board, the top cover having at least one air inlet therein;
a retractable structure connected with the top cover, the retractable structure comprising:
a first ring having a plurality of vent holes therein, the top cover having a first bottom surface facing to the first ring, the first ring having a top surface facing to the top cover, the top surface of the first ring and the first bottom surface of the top cover together defining a homogenized space, the homogenized space communicating with the air inlet of the top cover and the vent holes of the first ring; and
a second ring movably coupled with the first ring, the second ring having an inner ring extending inwardly from a second inner sidewall of the second ring and a plurality of jet holes penetrating through the inner ring, a projection of each of the vent holes along an extension direction of the corresponding vent hole overlapping with the inner ring and the jet holes communicating with the vent holes, the second ring having a second bottom surface on the inner ring and opposite to the top cover, outlets of the jet holes being located on the second bottom surface, wherein a first inner sidewall of the first ring and the second inner sidewall of the second ring together define a pressure space; and
at least one probe electrically connected with the wiring board and extending to the pressure space.

US Pat. No. 10,168,175

NAVIGATION APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COLLECTING PARKING LOCATION INFORMATION

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

1. A server for enriching a representation of a parking location, the server comprising:a memory, the memory storing a plurality of log files received from a plurality of navigation devices, each log file comprising location data and temporal data providing a record of changes of location of a navigation device with time; and a database of known parking locations;
at least one processor, the at least one processor being operably connected to the memory and supporting a plurality of modules comprising:
a stay duration analysis module arranged to access the plurality of log files and, for each of the plurality of log files, to analyse the temporal data in the context of the location data to identify one or more periods of time where the navigation device is stationary for at least a predetermined period of time, the location at which the navigation device is stationery being a candidate parking location, and the stay duration analysis module being further arranged to query the database of known parking locations to determine if the candidate parking location corresponds to a known parking location;
a data binning module arranged to bin the identified one or more periods of time for candidate parking locations that correspond to known parking locations according to a plurality of time intervals to obtain binned temporal information concerning an occupation of the parking locations; and
a probability generator module arranged to use the binned temporal information to generate, for each of the parking locations, a probability of the parking location being occupied during each time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,168,083

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM AND HEAT EXCHANGER THEREOF

Hangzhou Sanhua Research ...

1. A refrigeration system, comprising a compressor, a micro-channel condenser, a micro-channel evaporator and at least one throttling device which are connected by pipelines, each of the micro-channel condenser and the micro-channel evaporator comprising an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold, a first plurality of flat tubes being connected between the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold of the micro-channel condenser and in communication with the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold of the micro-channel condenser, and a second plurality of flat tubes being connected between the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator and in communication with the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator; andthe throttling device is arranged at the pipeline between the micro-channel condenser and the micro-channel evaporator, the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator is provided with at least one first baffle, the number of the at least one first baffle is n and n is greater than or equal to one, and the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator is divided by the n baffle into at least two manifold sections arranged in order, the number of the manifold sections of the micro-channel evaporator is (n+1), and the adjacent manifold sections of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator are isolated from each other by the at least one first baffle; each of the manifold sections of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator is in communication with a specific number of the at least one first flat tubes and is provided with at least one connecting port configured to be in communication with the respective pipeline, and each of the manifold sections of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator is not provided with a distribution pipe configured to distribute flow rate into the flat tubes in communication with the manifold sections of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator,
a ratio of a length L1 of the manifold section of the micro-channel condenser in communication with the manifold section in the middle portion of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator by the branch pipeline, to the number n1 of the flat tubes in communication with the manifold section in the middle portion of the micro-channel evaporator is L1/n1, a ratio of a length L2 of the manifold section of the micro-channel condenser in communication with the manifold section deviating from the middle portion of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator, to the number n2 of the flat tubes in communication with the manifold section deviating from the middle portion of the inlet manifold of the micro-channel evaporator, is L2/n2, and the ratio of L1/n1 is greater than or equal to the ratio L2/n2.

US Pat. No. 10,168,038

SOLID STATE LIGHTING (SSL) APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SHEETS COUPLED TO SOLID STATE LIGHTING ON AN SSL ELEMENT CARRIER

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light-diffusive plate having opposing first and second faces bounded by one or more sides;
a first electrically conductive sheet disposed on the first face of the light-diffusive plate;
a first electrically insulative sheet disposed on the first electrically conductive sheet;
a second electrically conductive sheet disposed on the first electrically insulative sheet; and
a first plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements having light emitting portions that face a portion of the light-diffusive plate, the first plurality of SSL elements electrically coupled to the first electrically conductive sheet and to the second electrically conductive sheet;
a first SSL element carrier attached to the light-diffusive plate, wherein the first plurality of SSL elements is disposed on a first portion of the SSL element carrier and the light emitting portions of the SSL elements face a first side of the one or more sides of the light-diffusive plate, and the first SSL element carrier has a second portion having first terminals and second terminals coupled to the plurality of SSL elements;
wherein:
the light-diffusive plate has a plurality of disruptions on the first face of the opposing faces;
the first electrically conductive sheet is electrically coupled to the first terminals; and
the second electrically conductive sheet is electrically coupled to the second terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,168,037

SSL LIGHTING APPARATUS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first electrically conductive net of a polyhedron;
a first dielectric net of the polyhedron, the first dielectric net disposed on the first electrically conductive net;
a second electrically conductive net of the polyhedron, the second electrically conductive net disposed on the first dielectric net; and
a plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements electrically coupled to the first electrically conductive net and to the second electrically conductive net; and
wherein the first electrically conductive net, first dielectric net, and second electrically conductive net have bends that configure the first electrically conductive net, first dielectric net, and second electrically conductive net in a shape of the polyhedron.

US Pat. No. 10,167,755

APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING FLUID OF A REMOVABLE FLUID CONTAINER AND METHOD OF USE

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. An apparatus comprising:an identity determiner configured to determine an identity of a removable fluid container removed from a vehicle in which it has been used to supply fluid to a fluid circulation system of the vehicle;
a characteristic determiner configured to obtain a first characteristic based on testing the fluid of the removable fluid container;
a data obtainer configured to obtain a second characteristic based on the identity, the second characteristic including an expected value or range of values;
a fluid provider configured to extract fluid from the removable fluid container;
and a processor configured to compare the first characteristic and the second characteristic, and to control the fluid provider to extract fluid from the removable fluid container based on whether the first characteristic corresponds to the expected value or range of values of the second characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,167,661

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING GARAGE DOOR OPENER OPERATIONS

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

6. A garage door opener comprising:a housing;
a motor within the housing and configured to drive a garage door;
a condition sensor configured to sense conditions in a space associated with the garage door opener;
an actuatable component;
a memory storing instructions;
an electronic processor communicatively coupled to the memory and operable to retrieve and execute the instructions, a clock, the actuatable component, and the condition sensor, wherein the electronic processor is configured to:
detect a condition in the space associated with the garage door opener based on an output of the condition sensor;
determine a time associated with the condition detected in the space associated with the garage door opener;
select a responsive action based on the condition detected in the space associated with the garage door opener and the associated time; and
control the actuatable component to perform the selected responsive action.

US Pat. No. 10,167,581

BRAIDED TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH SELF-SUSTAINING EXPANDED AND CONTRACTED STATES AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve, comprising:a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends; and
said wall having a first state with a decreased length, extending from one of said opposite ends to the other of said opposite ends, increased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and a second state with an increased length, extending from one of said opposite ends to the other of said opposite ends, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and further including braided, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on said wall, said bias causing said wall to remain in each of said first and second states absent some externally applied force.

US Pat. No. 10,166,703

ELASTOMERIC GASKET WITH MULTIPLE SKELETONS FOR PLACEMENT BETWEEN TWO PARTS OF AN AIRCRAFT AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

THE PATENT WELL LLC, For...

1. A gasket for use with a two piece aircraft part assemblies, each of the pieces having generally flat inner facing mating walls and outer perimeters in a pre-compressed state comprising:a partially open, flexible metallic skeleton being generally tabular in nature, the skeleton having a generally flat upper surface and a generally flat lower surface, an inner perimeter and an outer perimeter; and
a pliable, resilient, elastomeric, sticky, substantially air bubble free, coherent, homogeneous, silicon-free polyurethane body, substantially filling the openings of the skeleton and being generally tabular in nature, the body being ring shaped having a generally flat, tacky upper surface, a generally flat, tacky lower surface, an inner perimeter wall, and an outer perimeter wall;
wherein the outer perimeter walls of both the skeleton and the body generally conform to the shape defined by the outer perimeters of the aircraft parts assembly; and
wherein the gasket is adapted to lay between the mating walls of the pieces and receive compression therebetween; and
wherein the skeleton has multiple layers with the polyurethane body substantially filling the openings in the multiple layers;
wherein the polyurethane body is resistant to Jet A fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,166,661

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR CHECKING FASTENING STATE OF SCREWS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. An electronic device for checking a fastening state of screws comprising:a receiving member configured to receive a mountable device to be mounted via screws;
a cover covering the receiving member and comprising a plurality of screw guiding members, wherein the screw guiding members are used for guiding the screws into screw holes on the mountable device;
an electric screwdriver configured to fasten the screws into the screw holes on the mountable device;
a processor coupled to the electric screwdriver;
a plurality of first sensors arranged on the cover and coupled to the processor, wherein each of the first sensors is arranged to be associated with the position of each of the screw guiding members, the first sensor senses presence of the electric screwdriver on the corresponding position, and transmit a sensed signal to the processor;
a warning unit coupled to the processor;
a storage device coupled to the processor and storing a plurality of instructions for execution by the processor to cause the processor to:
predefine an order of the electric screwdriver fastening the screws in response to operations of an operator;
check, in a process of the electric screwdriver fastening the screws into the screw holes on the mountable device received in the receiving member, whether the fastening order is the same as the predefined order according to the sensed signals from the plurality of first sensors; and
control, when the fastening order is not the same as the predefined order, the warning unit to output a warning message.

US Pat. No. 10,166,619

SOLDERING PUMP

ERSA GmbH, Wertheim (DE)...

1. A soldering pump (10, 100, 200) for pumping an electrically conductive fluid, including a liquid solder, having a feed channel (14) which travels at least in segments along a circular path (12) and has an inlet (16) and an outlet (18), and having a device (20) for generating a moving magnetic field, the device (20) comprising a plurality of permanent magnets (22) and being designed such that the plurality of permanent magnets (22) is moved along the feed channel (14) during operation, the device (20) also being designed such that, during operation, the plurality of permanent magnets (22) rotates about an axis of rotation (35) arranged concentrically relative to the circular path (12), characterized in that the feed channel (14) is delimited by a ferromagnetic material (34) on its side facing away from the plurality of permanent magnets (22), and the feed channel (14) is delimited by a non-ferromagnetic material (30) on its side facing toward the plurality of permanent magnets (22).

US Pat. No. 10,166,580

ALUMINUM FOIL, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ROLL-TO-ROLL ALUMINUM FOIL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ALUMINUM FOIL

TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI ...

1. An aluminum foil comprising a first main surface and a second main surface located opposite to the first main surface,in at least one of the first main surface and the second main surface, a surface roughness Ra being not more than 10 nm, a surface roughness Rz being not more than 40 nm in each of a rolling direction and a direction perpendicular to the rolling direction, the number of peak counts being not less than 10 when a reference length L is 40 ?m, the number of peak counts being determined from a roughness curve in at least one of the rolling direction and the direction perpendicular to the rolling direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,547

LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR MAKING A LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A LIFTER BAR AND A GRINDING MILL

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A lifter bar configured to be mountable to a shell of a grinding mill for ore grinding, comprising:an outer surface comprising a fixing surface to be arranged against the shell of the grinding mill;
a wear surface facing toward an interior portion of the grinding mill;
a lifter bar body having an outer surface conforming to the outer surface of the lifter bar; and
a fixing element for connecting the lifter bar to the shell of the grinding mill, the lifter bar body further comprising a first portion and a second portion forming a continuous lifter bar body, wherein the fixing element is embedded in the first portion such that the fixing element forms a part of the fixing surface of the lifter bar, wherein the first portion of the lifter bar body is made of rubber, wherein the second portion is made of polyurethane and forms 35-85% of a volume of the lifter bar.

US Pat. No. 10,166,502

SINGLE COMPRESSION SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

14. A single compression system for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a flue gas stream containing CO2; said system comprising:i. a first blower adapted to receive the flue gas stream and pressurize said flue gas stream to generate a pressurized flue gas stream with elevated temperature;
ii. a first heat exchanger adapted to receive said pressurized flue gas stream and thermic fluid and transfer heat from said pressurized flue gas stream to said thermic fluid to obtain heated thermic fluid and a cooled pressurized flue gas stream;
iii. an adsorber adapted to receive said cooled pressurized flue gas stream, fluidized cool and lean capture media and cooled lean capture media emerging from a third heat exchanger, said capture media adapted to adsorb CO2 to generate a rich capture media and a stream of flue gas devoid of CO2;
iv. a second heat exchanger adapted to receive said rich capture media and heat said rich capture media to near a predefined regeneration temperature, to obtain a heated rich capture media;
v. a desorber adapted to receive said heated rich capture media and further heat said heated rich capture media to desorb CO2 to generate a hot and lean capture media and CO2 gas;
vi. a thermic fluid circulating system adapted to circulate said thermic fluid through said first heat exchanger, said desorber and said second heat exchanger, said thermic fluid circulating system including a thermic fluid storage tank and a pump; and
vii. a third heat exchanger adapted to cool said hot and lean capture media to generate cooled lean capture media for the adsorption in said adsorber.

US Pat. No. 10,166,465

CONTEXTUAL USER INTERFACE BASED ON VIDEO GAME PLAYBACK

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) on a touchscreen of a home assistant device with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, the GUI providing content related to playback of a video game within an environment of the home assistant device, comprising:receiving video game state information from a video game console, the video game state information indicating a state of playback of a video game within the environment;
determining that the video game state information indicates that the state of the playback of the video game includes a player character controlled by a user having a health status approaching a level that results in termination of a current iteration of the playback of the video game, and that the video game state information indicates that an item controlled by the player character has an inventory level approaching a level that results in the item not being functional until the inventory level is replenished;
determining characteristics of the user while playing the video game;
generating a first hot button for display on the GUI of the touchscreen of the home assistant device based on the determination that the state of the playback of the video game includes a player character controlled by a user having a health status approaching a level that results in termination of a current iteration of the playback of the video game, the first hot button configured to instruct the video game console to use an item or ability corresponding to the player character to modify the health status such that it adjusted to a modified level away from the level that results in termination of the current iteration of the playback of the video game;
providing an audio response indicating that the first hot button was generated based on the characteristics of the user while playing the video game;
generating a second hot button for display on the GUI of the touchscreen of the home assistant device based on the determination that the video game state information indicates that an item controlled by the player character has an inventory level approaching a level that results in the item not being functional until it is replenished, the second hot button configured to instruct the video game console to use an item or ability corresponding to the player character to modify the inventory level such that it is adjusted to a modified inventory level away from the level that results in the item not being functional;
determining that the first hot button or the second hot button was selected via a touch on the touchscreen of the home assistant device or via a response to the audio response; and
instructing the video game console to modify the health status or modify the inventory level based on the selection of the first hot button or the second hot button.

US Pat. No. 10,166,112

PROTHESIS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A POSTERIOR ELEMENT OF A VERTEBRA

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A prosthetic implant comprising:a body portion configured to attach to a vertebral body, the body portion comprising an upper portion corresponding to at least one prosthetic superior facet and a lower portion corresponding to at least one prosthetic inferior facet;
a first mount and a second mount attached to the upper portion, wherein the first mount and the second mount are configured to each receive a fixation member independent of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,039

VIEWING TROCAR

Sanovas Intellectual Prop...

1. A viewing trocar assembly, comprising:a tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end, and an opening provided at the distal end;
at least one imaging device positioned on an outer circumferential surface of said tubular body adjacent the distal end; and
an outer housing positioned over said tubular body and axially moveable relative thereto, said outer housing moveable between an inactivated position, in which said housing covers said at least one imaging device and biases said at least one imaging device toward said tubular body, and an activated position, in which said outer housing does not cover said at least one imaging device;
wherein said at least one imaging device is positioned outside of said tubular body adjacent to the outer circumferential surface of said tubular body when said housing is in the inactivated position, and wherein said at least one imaging device is extended further away from the outer circumferential surface of said tubular body when said outer housing is in the activated position than when in the inactivated position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,991

ORTHODONTIC DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An orthodontic diagnostic method, the method comprising taking at least one initial two-dimensional x-ray image of a first zone of a head,then taking at least one three-dimensional x-ray image of a second zone of a dental situation, wherein the three-dimensional x-ray image is combined with the initial two-dimensional x-ray image by a registration method to form a complete image (8),
wherein, for an ongoing diagnostic, multiple three-dimensional x-ray images of the second zone of the dental situation are taken in succession at regular time intervals,
wherein the first zone of the head comprises the second zone of the dental situation,
wherein the first zone of the head includes defined fixed points, the defined fixed point is a point at the base of the skull or a temporomandibular joint, and
wherein the initial two-dimensional x-ray image is a lateral cephalometric image.

US Pat. No. 10,165,858

MULTI-RAIL CONCEALED SLIDE RAIL STRUCTURE

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. A multi-rail concealed slide rail structure, comprising:an outer rail, being an elongated structure having an L-shaped cross section, one side of the outer rail being mounted to a retaining surface, another side of the outer rail being bent inward to form a first track;
a first ball retainer, including a first holder which is formed in a G-like shape corresponding to the first track, a plurality of first rollers being provided on each surface of the first holder, the first ball retainer being fitted on the first track, the first rollers of a top surface, a bottom surface and the two side surfaces of the first ball retainer lean against four surfaces of the first track;
a middle rail, being an elongated structure having a reverse U-shaped cross section corresponding to the first ball retainer, two side edges of the middle rail being bent in the same direction to form second tracks respectively, the middle rail being fitted on the first ball retainer, the first rollers on the bottom surface of the first ball retainer leaning against one of the second tracks, a central portion and two side surfaces of the middle rail leaning against the first rollers on the top surface and the two side surfaces of the first ball retainer respectively, a limit plate being provided at one side of one of the second tracks, the limit plate being spaced from the second track;
a pair of second ball retainers, the pair of second ball retainers each including a second holder which is formed in a reverse U-like shape corresponding to the middle rail, the pair of second ball retainers being located corresponding to a front section and a rear section of the middle rail respectively, the pair of second rollers of the second holder leaning against two side surfaces and a top surface of the middle rail respectively; and
an inner rail,
characterized in that the inner rail is an elongated structure having a reverse U-shaped cross section corresponding to the pair of second ball retainers, two side edges of the inner rail are bent inward to form third tracks corresponding to the second tracks respectively, the pair of second ball retainers comprises a pair of second rollers and a set of second balls, wherein the set of second balls is provided on a surface of one end of the second holder, the inner rail is provided with a reversed bent portion corresponding to the pair of second ball retainers, the inner rail is fitted on the pair of second ball retainers, a top surface and two side surfaces of the inner rail lean against the pair of second rollers on a top surface and two side surfaces of the pair of second ball retainers respectively, the set of second balls at respective bottom surfaces of the pair of second ball retainers are sandwiched between the second tracks and the third tracks, the limit plate being configured to prevent the inner rail from tilting upward.

US Pat. No. 10,165,758

ROLLING PET TOY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A pet toy structured to be rollable along a surface and comprising:a ring-like body extending in a circumferential direction about a central opening, the ring-like body comprising,
an exterior part defining an exterior surface having an inboard portion and an outboard portion, the inboard portion being situated adjacent the central opening to define an inner circumferential surface of the exterior surface and formed at least in part of a plurality of interconnected fibers, the inboard portion having a protuberant rib extending in a circumferential direction about the opening and protruding toward a center of the opening, the rib being structured to resist deformation of the body in a radial direction from the center,
the outboard portion being disposed opposite the inboard portion to define an outer circumferential surface of the exterior surface that is in part arcuate, the outboard portion having a pair of oppositely facing axial surfaces that are separated by a distance that is a maximum width of the ring-like body, the outboard portion being substantially entirely formed of an elastomeric material such that the maximum width of the ring-like body is defined by the elastomeric material; and
an interior part having a resilient core disposed inside of the outboard portion and the inboard portion, the outboard portion having a higher density than a density of the resilient core so that a mass of the ring-like body is greater at the outboard portion.
US Pat. No. 10,167,390

ASPHALT BINDERS CONTAINING A GLYCERIDE AND FATTY ACID MIXTURE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LP...

1. An asphalt binder, comprising:a bitumen; and
a post-fermentation distillers corn oil comprising one or more triglycerides, one or more diglycerides, one more free fatty acids, one or more phytosterols, and one or more tocopherols, wherein the post-fermentation distillers corn oil comprises less than 1,400 ?g of the one or more tocopherols per gram of the post-fermentation distillers corn oil.
US Pat. No. 10,167,224

METHOD OF COATING GLASS

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A process of producing a heat treated coated glass comprising three or more silver metal reflective layers, said heat treated coated glass comprising at least, in order:a glass layer; a first dielectric layer; a first silver layer; a second dielectric layer; a second silver layer; a third dielectric layer; a third silver layer; a fourth dielectric layer, the process comprising the steps of:
a) providing a float glass substrate by a float glass deposition process,
b) depositing by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) during the float glass deposition process a coating on at least one surface of the glass substrate to produce a CVD coating, said CVD coating providing the first dielectric layer and wherein, said first dielectric layer consists solely of CVD coating, said first dielectric layer comprising:
i) a CVD deposited layer of silicon oxide of thickness 10 to 50 nm overcoated directly with
ii) a second consecutive CVD deposited layer of titanium oxide of thickness 10 to 50 nm, wherein both the silicon oxide and titanium oxide are deposited on the glass substrate during the float glass deposition process; and
c) sputter depositing a further coating onto the surface of the CVD coated float glass, said further sputter deposited coating comprising the three or more reflective silver metal layers each separated by the second, third and fourth dielectric layers respectively, wherein
each of the second, third and fourth dielectric layers comprise a layer of zinc stannate (ZnSnOx), and
each layer of zinc stannate comprises between 27% and 85% of the total thickness of the second, third and fourth dielectric layers; and
d) heat treating the float glass substrate with combined CVD and sputtered coating to toughen the coated glass and to achieve a coated toughened glass, and wherein the light transmission of the heat treated coated glass is increased by 10% compared to the light transmission of the coated glass before heat treatment; and
wherein the sheet resistance of the heat treated coated glass is decreased by at least 34% compared with the sheet resistance of the coated glass before heat treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,166,228

POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF NALTREXONE

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

3. A polymorphic form of naltrexone hexane solvate which is characterized by at least one of:(a) the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of FIG. 12B;
(b) the differential scanning calorimetry thermogram of FIG. 24B; and
(c) the IR-ATR spectrum of FIG. 36B.
US Pat. No. 10,166,268

OXYTOCIN IMPROVES TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNI...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea induced hypertension, comprising: intranasally administering to the patient at least 40 International Units (IU) of oxytocin within an hour of the patient falling asleep.
US Pat. No. 10,167,337

COMBINATION IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient a blocking anti-CTLA-4 antibody and an agonist anti-ICOS antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,172,260

METHOD TO INCREASE SERVER'S DENSITY IN DATACENTER

International Business Ma...

1. A method, said method comprising:flowing a cooling fluid through a flexible tube into each rack container of a plurality of rack containers, each rack container comprising a plurality of rack units via a cooling conduit that encapsulates the flexible tube and is secured at a first port on a top surface of said each rack container,
wherein the rack units of the plurality of rack units are stacked in a first direction that is parallel to a floor,
wherein the cooling conduit comprises a first segment, a second segment, and a third segment,
wherein the first segment is linked to, perpendicular to, and in direct physical contact with, the second segment through a first articulation,
wherein the second segment is linked to, parallel to, and in direct physical contact with, the third segment through a second articulation,
wherein the first and second articulations are configured to rotate horizontally in a plane parallel to the floor to enable the flexible tube to maintain smooth contact with the top surface of said each rack container,
wherein the cooling conduit of said each rack container is located at a front side of said each rack container, and
wherein an exhaust conduit of said each rack container is located at a back side of said each rack container.

US Pat. No. 10,172,259

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REGULATING A COOLING DEVICE FITTED TO A SWITCHGEAR CABINET

1. A method for regulating a cooling device fitted in or to a switchgear cabinet with built-in components that produce dissipated heat mounted within the interior of the switchgear cabinet, the built in components comprising device fans for regulating airflow within the switchgear cabinet, the cooling device including an interior fan for generating an interior air flow through an evaporator and providing cooling air to the interior of the switchgear cabinet, comprising:detecting the temperature of the air within the interior of the switchgear cabinet; and
regulating the cooling device in response to the detected temperature such that if the detected temperature of the switchgear cabinet interior air exceeds an upper setpoint temperature, the interior fan of the cooling device is switched on, and if the detected temperature falls below a lower setpoint temperature, the interior fan of the cooling device is switched off,
wherein, when the interior fan has been switched off owing to the detected temperature falling below the lower setpoint temperature, an intermittent time-controlled mode of operation is started and the interior fan is switched on after a predetermined first time duration following the start of the intermittent time-controlled mode of operation, and remains on for a second predetermined time duration following the end of the first time duration, and is switched off again if the detected temperature is still below the upper setpoint temperature at the end of the second time duration, and
wherein the intermittent time-controlled mode of operation of the interior fan is cyclically repeated until the upper setpoint temperature is exceeded, after which the interior fan is operated in continuous operation, and
wherein the intermittent time-controlled mode is started anew if the detected temperature falls below the lower setpoint temperature, and
wherein airflow within the switchgear cabinet is supported by the device fans independent of the interior fan being switched on or off.

US Pat. No. 10,172,258

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC BOARDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A manifold assembly, comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of sealed compartments each comprising a single heat sink registered to an underlying chip and/or package mounted on an electronic board;
a fluid channel within the frame assembly; and
an inlet and an outlet associated with each of the sealed compartments and in fluid communication with the fluid channel, the inlet and the outlet directing coolant over the single heat sink of each of the sealed compartments,
wherein the frame assembly includes:
a plurality of openings in a frame; and
a cold plate assembly sealed to sidewalls of the openings of a bottom plate,
fluid channels in the cold plate which includes the inlet and outlet for each of the sealed compartments, and
wherein the heat sink is mounted within each of the plurality of openings of the frame and in combination with sidewalls of the openings of the frame and the cold plate assembly form individual compartments each of which is in fluid communication with the fluid channels.

US Pat. No. 10,172,255

ENHANCED RACK/CABINET MOBILITY AND STABILITY FOR A SERVER RACK

International Business Ma...

1. A mobility apparatus comprising:a continuous fixed-length rail attached horizontally to a bottom structural member of a front or a rear of a server rack, wherein the continuous fixed-length rail exceeds a width of the server rack by an equal amount on either side of the server rack;
a lower rail portion attached to a lower edge of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein the lower rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail;
a raised rail portion attached to an extended length of each portion of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein each raised rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail; and
at least one wheel attached to an underside of each end of the extended length of the continuous fixed-length rail.

US Pat. No. 10,172,253

SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT OF A SELF-COOLED DATA STORAGE LIBRARY

International Business Ma...

1. A barrier system configured to at least partially surround at least one access opening that permits access to an interior of a data storage library, the at least one access opening having at least one door, the barrier system comprising:at least one flexible surface configured to be coupled to the at least one door at least partially along a first surface location and to the data storage library along a second surface location,
wherein the at least one flexible surface of the barrier system is configured to be deployable to surround the at least one access opening when the at least one door is in an open position, and is configurable to be collapsible when the at least one door is in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,172,252

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING AN ERGONOMIC PLUNGER FOR A SERVER PLANAR BOARD

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A plunger to secure a server planar board within an information handling system, the plunger comprising:a nut;
a body in physical contact with the nut, the nut to tighten toward the body and hold the server planar board between the nut and the body,
a rod to securely hold the server planar board within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in a locked position, and to enable the server planar board to be removed from within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in an unlocked position; and
a cap in physical contact with the body and with the rod, the cap including a handle to provide a surface for a force to be exerted to cause the plunger to move from the locked position to the unlocked position, wherein the handle extends a specific distance from a top surface of the cap at which point the handle extends at a ninety degree angle to provide a user with a surface to exert an upward force on the cap to move the plunger from the locked position to the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,172,251

FASTENING STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING METHOD OF FASTENING STRUCTURE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A fastening structure, configured to detachably assemble a connector to an object, wherein the fastening structure comprises:a base pillar, assembled to the object;
a top pillar; and
a pair of elastic arms, respectively connected between the base pillar and the top pillar, wherein a gap is provided between the pair of elastic arms, the top pillar is adapted to stretch or to compress the pair of elastic arms when an external force is exerted, so as to reduce or to expand the gap, when the pair of elastic arms are stretched and the gap is reduced, the top pillar and the pair of elastic arms are adapted to pass through a through hole of the connector to make the connector contact the base pillar, and after the external force is removed, the gap between the pair of elastic arms is restored to fasten the connector between the pair of elastic arms and the base pillar in a floating state.

US Pat. No. 10,172,248

DEVICE WITH A ROTATABLE DISPLAY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device, comprising:a base assembly including a processor and a base shaft configured to define a lower axis of rotation;
a display assembly including a display that is driven by the processor, the display secured by a display mount relative to a display shaft that is configured to define an upper axis of rotation;
a hollow arm secured to the base shaft and the display shaft;
a lower link positioned within the hollow arm and secured to the base assembly; and,
an upper link positioned within the hollow arm and secured to the display mount.

US Pat. No. 10,172,245

SHELL FOR MOBILE DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shell for a mobile device, comprising one or more functional modules and a connector that are fixed to the shell, the functional modules being capable of being electrically connected to the mobile device via the connector and a first interface of the mobile device, for providing a corresponding function for the mobile device,wherein an inner surface of the shell is provided with one or more grooves corresponding to the functional modules for accommodating the functional modules respectively,
wherein the shell comprises a first substrate and a second substrate capable of protecting a front and a back of the mobile device respectively, the functional modules are fixed to one or two of the first substrate or the second substrate, the first substrate and the second substrate are movably connected.

US Pat. No. 10,172,244

CONSTRUCTION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A BURIED VIA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of constructing a printed circuit board having a buried via comprising: constructing a plurality of multilayer cores wherein each multilayer core comprises a sheet of cured dielectric material having a layer of metal on each side of the sheet of cured dielectric material; patterning each layer of metal in the plurality of multilayer cores to form wiring traces in each layer of metal; forming a plurality of sheets of uncured dielectric material; embedding a solder element in at least one sheet of the uncured dielectric material; alternately stacking the plurality of multilayer cores with the plurality of sheets of uncured dielectric material between each multilayer core, the at least one sheet of the uncured dielectric material having the embedded solder element positioned so as to be aligned with wiring traces in adjacent layers of metal in adjacent multilayer cores; heating the solder element so as to cause the solder element to melt and create electrical continuity between the wiring traces; and hot pressing the stack of multilayer cores and sheets of uncured dielectric material to cause curing of the sheets of uncured dielectric material, wherein after hot pressing, locally heating the solder element to cause the solder element to melt.

US Pat. No. 10,172,243

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHODS TO ENHANCE RELIABILITY

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:forming a plurality of through holes in a substrate, the substrate comprising a plurality of metal layers separated by a plurality of insulating layers;
selectively etching the insulating layers in the through holes to form a plurality of copper lands and recesses between the copper lands;
exposing the substrate to a polymerization precursor mixture comprising an initiator and a monomer or oligomer whose polymerization is inhibited by copper to form a precursor layer in the recesses of the through holes;
polymerizing the precursor layer to form a polymer coating in the recesses of the through holes; and
washing the through holes with an organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,172,241

METHOD FOR PACKAGING FLEXIBLE DEVICE USING HOLDING WAFER, AND FLEXIBLE DEVICE MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible device, comprising:preparing an electronic device on an upper portion of a circuit board;
forming a bump on the electronic device such that the bump is attached to a top surface of the electronic device and protrudes upward from the electronic device;
bringing a fixed substrate into contact with an upper portion of the electronic device to fix the circuit board; then
reducing a thickness of the circuit board: then
bringing a support substrate formed of silicon or glass into contact with a lower portion of the circuit board; then
removing the fixed substrate; and then
laminating an anisotropic conductive film toward an upper portion of the electronic device and heating and pressing a flexible substrate having an electrode line thereto, such that the anisotropic conductive film covers and comes in direct contact with the top surface of the electronic device, a side surface of the bump and an entire top surface of the bump, and then
forming a passivation layer which comes in contact with the flexible substrate and coats a side surface of the anisotropic conductive film, a side surface of the circuit board and both of a side surface and a bottom surface of the support substrate formed of silicon or glass,
wherein the flexible substrate is disposed on the upper portion of the circuit board, while the support substrate formed of silicon or glass is maintained in contact with the lower portion of the circuit board,
wherein the electrode line of the flexible substrate is configured to contact the anisotropic conductive film and then extend to an outer side of the anisotropic conductive film.

US Pat. No. 10,172,237

SPACE-EFFICIENT PCB-BASED INDUCTOR

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. An inductor, comprising:a first set of inductor turns arranged to form a first toroidal end section;
a second set of inductor turns arranged to form a first cylindrical side section;
a third set of inductor turns arranged to form a second toroidal end section; and
a fourth set of inductor turns arranged to form a second cylindrical side section;
wherein:
the first toroidal end section, first cylindrical side section, second toroidal end section, and second cylindrical side section are connected in series; and
the turns of the first and third sets of inductor turns each has a first length, the turns of the second and fourth sets of inductor turns each has a second length, and wherein the second length is longer than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,172,149

UPLINK RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD, TERMINAL AND BASE STATION

SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER ...

1. An uplink resource scheduling method, wherein:a base station calculates an uplink resource for granting to a terminal according to a split bearer data ratio, and then performs uplink resource granting,
the uplink resource for granting to the terminal is calculated by the following formula:
G=D×(1?P), if D×P?r×t
wherein G is data size required for the terminal to perform uplink resource granting by the base station; D is total data size to be transmitted by the terminal; P is a split bearer data ratio, r is a WLAN access point service rate,
the split bearer data ratio is a ratio based on a data size transmitted by a split bearer and a non-split bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,172,143

SECOND ORDER INTERMODULATION CANCELATION FOR RF TRANSCEIVERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A transceiver, comprising:a transmit chain configured to process a baseband transmit signal to generate an uplink signal having a transmit frequency in a first channel;
a receive chain configured to process a downlink signal having a receive frequency in a second channel;
a duplexer configured to filter the downlink signal to remove signal components outside the second channel
a replica circuitry configured to generate a replica signal, the replica circuitry comprising:
a leakage simulation circuitry configured to generate an estimated transmit leakage signal by filtering the baseband transmit signal based on a plurality of coefficients;
an adaptor circuitry configured to determine values for the plurality of coefficients to estimate a portion of the uplink signal that leaks through the duplexer to the downlink signal,
wherein the adaptor circuitry is configured to determine the values using iterations of coefficient values by a step size; and
a squaring circuitry configured to square an envelope of the estimated transmit leakage signal,
wherein the replica signal is based at least on the squared envelope of the estimated transmit leakage signal;
wherein the receive chain is configured to subtract the replica signal from a total received signal to generate a wanted received baseband signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,133

MANAGED ACCESS TO MULTIPLE WIRELESS CARRIERS

United Parcel Service of ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a network device, a geographic configuration for a mobile station, wherein the geographic configuration (a) is for a plurality of defined geofences and (b) identifies a plurality of wireless carriers providing wireless services within the geofences;
receiving, from the network device, a station-type configuration (a) specifying criteria in which the mobile station is to stop using a primary wireless carrier, and (b) specifying information identifying the manner in which the mobile station is designated to react to one or more wireless service issues;
identifying the primary wireless carrier, indicated in the received geographic configuration, associated with a first geofence of the geofences, from the plurality of wireless carriers; and
initiating a session with the primary wireless carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,172,130

WIDEBAND LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication using a carrier aggregation (CA) configuration having a first component carrier (CC) and a second CC comprising:identifying a first transmission time interval (TTI) and a second TTI, wherein the second TTI has a longer duration than the first TTI;
identifying a control channel transmission on the first CC that assigns resources of both of the first CC and the resources of the second CC;
mapping a transport block (TB) within the first TTI according to a wideband configuration that comprises the resources of the first CC and resources of the second CC; and
using the TB to communicate during the first TTI on the resources of the first CC and the resources of the second CC.

US Pat. No. 10,172,121

TERMINAL DEVICE, METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device by using a serving cell, the terminal device comprising:reception circuitry that receives information that indicates a subframe of a first subframe set and/or a subframe of a second subframe set, information that indicates a first parameter for the first subframe set, and information that indicates a second parameter for the second subframe set; and
transmission circuitry that:
sets transmission power for transmission of a physical uplink shared channel in a subframe belonging to the first subframe set, based on the first parameter and a third parameter relating to power control adjustment,
sets transmission power for transmission of a physical uplink shared channel in a subframe belonging to the second subframe set, based on the second parameter and a fourth parameter relating to the power control adjustment,
performs resetting of accumulation per a subframe set in a case that the first parameter and the second parameter are configured, and the accumulation is enabled, and
resets accumulation corresponding to a value of the third parameter, while maintaining accumulation corresponding to a value of the fourth parameter, from accumulation corresponding to the third parameter and accumulation corresponding to the fourth parameter, based on reception of a random access response message for the serving cell in a case that accumulation is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,171,907

FAN NOISE CONTROLLING SYSTEM

Chung Yuan Christian Univ...

1. A fan noise controlling system, being connected to a fan device and comprising:a first cylinder-shaped limiter, being connected to the fan device, and located at a wind-exporting side of the fan device; wherein the inner wall of the first cylinder-shaped limiter is provided with a sound wave reflective surface thereon, such that the first cylinder-shaped limiter is used for limiting the transmission path of at least one fan noise signal made by the fan device;
a plurality of error sensors, being disposed on the inner wall of the first cylinder-shaped limiter;
a noise controlling module, being electrically connected to the plurality of error sensors; and
a first loudspeaker, being disposed on an axis of the fan device and electrically connected to the noise controlling module; moreover, the first loudspeaker located in the internal of the first cylinder-shaped limiter;
wherein the noise controlling module generates at least one anti-noise signal according to a plurality of error noise signal collected by the plurality of error sensors at consecutive previous time points, and the first loudspeaker being driven by the noise controlling module to broadcast the anti-noise signal in the first cylinder-shaped limiter, so as to attenuate a fan noise made by the fan device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,899

SOUND LIGHT AND SOUND COMBINATION

Dong Guan Bright Yinhuey ...

1. A light and sound combination comprising:a lighting module; and
an audio module detachably mounted on the lighting module;
wherein:
the audio module includes a main body and a sounding assembly mounted in the main body;
the main body has an outer face provided with a plurality of slideways and a plurality of locking slots corresponding to the slideways;
each of the locking slots has a substantially L-shaped profile and includes an upright section connected to one of the slideways and a transverse section connected to the upright section;
the lighting module includes a housing and an LED (light emitting diode) board mounted in the housing;
the housing has a bottom provided with a receiving groove and a top provided with a projection;
the LED board is mounted in the receiving groove of the housing; and
the projection of the housing has an inner face provided with a plurality of limit blocks each locked in the transverse section of one of the locking slots.