US Pat. No. 10,191,998

METHODS OF DATA REDUCTION FOR PARALLEL BREADTH-FIRST SEARCH OVER GRAPHS OF CONNECTED DATA ELEMENTS

The United States of Amer...

1. A computer-implemented method of constructing a logical pathway between an initial search frontier and a target data element in an undirected graph of data elements, in a system comprising 1) a plurality of parallel processors each having a local memory, 2) an inter-processor communication (IPC) network, and 3) a master controller having a local memory and logically coupled to the plurality of parallel processors via the IPC network, the method comprising:receiving, at the master controller in the local memory, a data structure defining a symmetric matrix having size n×n, wherein the value of each matrix element corresponds to one of 1) a presence of, and 2) an absence of, an undirected edge between a pair of data elements in the graph of data elements defined by a row and a column of the matrix element;
receiving, at the master controller in the local memory, a first vector of length n, wherein the value of each element in the vector corresponds to one of 1) a presence of, and 2) an absence of, a data element of the graph of data elements in the initial search frontier;
at the master controller in the local memory, initializing 1) a counter variable and 2) a tracking array, wherein the tracking array contains array elements that are configured to track dimensionality reduction parameters for the matrix;
repeatedly performing the operations of:
multiplying a subset of the matrix defined by the array element corresponding to the counter variable, by a subset of the first vector defined by the array element corresponding to the counter variable, to generate a second vector corresponding to an updated search frontier corresponding to the counter variable, wherein multiplying the subset of the matrix by the subset of the first vector comprises:
providing, from the master controller via the IPC network to a first processor of the plurality of parallel processors, the first vector and at least one first portion of the matrix;
at the first processor in the first processor's local memory, multiplying the first vector by the at least one first portion of the matrix to produce a first result;
providing, from the first processor via the IPC network to the master controller, the first result;
providing, from the master controller via the IPC network to a second processor of the plurality of parallel processors, the first vector and at least one second portion of the matrix;
at the second processor in the second processor's local memory, multiplying the first vector by the at least one second portion of the matrix to produce a second result;
providing, from the second processor via the IPC network to the master controller, the second result; and
combining, at the master controller in the local memory, the first result and the second result to generate the second vector corresponding to the updated search frontier;
incrementing the counter variable;
updating the first vector based on the updated search frontier; and
updating an array element in the tracking array corresponding to the counter variable based on the non-zero values of the first vector, such that the updated array element corresponds to a larger dimensionality reduction of the matrix than the previously used array element;
until 1) the updated search frontier contains a non-zero element corresponding to the target data element, or 2) the matrix is reduced to a minimum dimension; and
constructing the logical pathway based on the tracking array.

US Pat. No. 10,189,643

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CHECK / EXCEPTION STATION

Express Scripts Strategic...

15. A method comprising:supplying, through a feed conveyor, a plurality of containers to a holding area;
picking, with a robot, a container among the plurality of containers within the holding area;
distributing the picked container to a manual section including a plurality of handling areas;
transporting the picked container from the robot to a handling area among the plurality of handling areas using a delivery conveyor; and
transporting the picked container from the handling area back towards the robot using a return conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,142

METHOD FOR POLISHING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A method for polishing at least one wafer including a semiconductor material, having a front side and the rear side, the method comprising:simultaneously polishing both front and rear sides of the at least one wafer at a process temperature between an upper polishing plate and a lower polishing plate,
wherein the lower polishing plate is covered with a lower polishing pad,
wherein the upper polishing plate is covered with an upper polishing pad,
wherein the polishing pads each have an inner edge and an outer edge,
wherein the polishing pads each have a hardness of at least 80° Shore A,
wherein the polishing pads each have a compressibility of less than 2.5%,
wherein respective upper and lower surfaces of the lower and upper polishing pads come into contact with the wafer being polished,
wherein the upper and lower surfaces form a polishing gap extending from the inner edge to the outer edge of each polishing pad, and
wherein at least one of the polishing pads is configured such that a height of the polishing gap at the inner edge differs linearly from the height of the polishing gap at the outer edge due to a thickness gradient in a working layer of the upper or lower polishing pad at the inner edge relative to the outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,194,570

MOUNTER AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING SUCTION POSTURE OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENT USING MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounter comprising:a head unit that includes a suction nozzle capable of picking up an electronic component and is configured to transfer the electronic component to a specified position on a circuit board;
an imaging device configured to image a pickup orientation of the electronic component picked up by the suction nozzle; and
circuitry configured to:
extract component data of the electronic component to be transferred by the head unit,
move the head unit to a component feeder that supplies the electronic component,
image a lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device and calculate a lower limit of the suction nozzle,
pick up the electronic component by lowering the suction nozzle,
image a side surface of the electronic component and the lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device,
compare a size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component to a predetermined threshold value,
process the image of the side surface of electronic component using a first image processing method to determine a thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is greater than the predetermined threshold,
process the image of the side surface of the electronic component using a second image processing method to determine the thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is less than the predetermined threshold,
compare the determined thickness of the electronic component with an allowance value, and
transfer the electronic component to the specified position on the circuit board when the determined thickness of the electronic component is less than the allowance value, wherein
the first image processing method includes a first image processing range and a first image processing accuracy, and the second image processing method includes a second image processing range and a second image processing accuracy, the second image processing range being greater than the first image processing range, and the first image processing accuracy being greater than the second image processing accuracy, and
an imaging range of the imaging device is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,526

ELECTRICAL NODE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRICAL NODE, ELECTRICAL NODE STRIP OR SHEET, AND MULTILAYER STRUCTURE COMPRISING THE NODE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An electrical node comprising a first substrate film defining a cavity, a first material layer arranged to at least partly fill the cavity, and to embed or at least partly cover at least one electrical element arranged into the cavity; and a thermal management element selected from the group consisting of: a heat sink, a thermal slug, and a thermal well, wherein the thermal management element is arranged completely inside the cavity and embedded into the first material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,491

INDUCTION HEAT GENERATION ROLLER DEVICE

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An induction heat generation roller device, comprising:a roller main body adapted to be rotatably supported;
an induction heat generator provided within the roller main body and having an induction coil for heating the roller main body inductively;
a cooling mechanism configured to introduce a coolant mist at a coolant mist introduction timing into a clearance portion between the roller main body and the induction heat generator for cooling the roller main body;
an AC voltage application part configured to apply an AC voltage to the induction coil, and vaporizes the coolant mist that has condensed; and
a DC voltage application part configured to apply a DC voltage to the induction coil at a DC voltage introduction timing that is in a timed relationship with the coolant mist introduction timing.

US Pat. No. 10,193,207

SUBSTRATE FOR SUPPORTING ANTENNA PATTERN AND ANTENNA USING SAME

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A substrate for supporting an antenna pattern, comprising:a porous anodic oxide layer having a plurality of pores formed by anodizing metal;
a first metal pattern formed on the porous anodic oxide layer; and
a second metal pattern formed so as to surround at least a part of the first metal pattern;
wherein metallic materials are filled in the pores positioned below the first and second metal patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,191,561

TRACKING CONTROLLERS OF A VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first real-world image captured by an image tracking system remote to a user, the first real-world image including a first real-world view of a controller held by a user from a first perspective;
receiving a second real-world image captured by an imaging device located on a virtual reality (VR) headset worn by the user, the VR headset displaying a virtual environment to the user, the second real-world image captured at substantially the same time as the first real-world image, the second real-world image including a second real-world view of the controller from a second perspective different from the first perspective;
identifying a first set of features of the controller in the first real-world image, the first set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the first real-world image;
identifying a second set of features of the controller in the second real-world image, the second set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the second real-world image;
determining a pose of the controller using the first set of features and the second set of features, the pose specifying a location of the controller and further specifying a rotational orientation of the controller, wherein determining the pose of the controller comprises:
identifying a plurality of candidate poses of a virtual model of the controller,
performing a first set of comparisons between the first set of features in the first real-world image with each of a first plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the first plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the first perspective,
performing a second set of comparisons between the second set of features in the second real-world image with each of a second plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the second plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the second perspective,
identifying, based on both the first set of comparisons and the second set of comparisons, one of the plurality of candidate poses of the virtual model as being consistent with both the first set of features in the first real-world image and the second set of features in the second real-world image, and
determining that the pose of the controller is the identified candidate pose of the virtual model; and
responsive to determining the pose of the controller, performing an action within the virtual environment to update a position and orientation of a virtual object in the virtual environment controlled by the determined pose of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,190,277

METHOD FOR TREATING OIL

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method for treating oil, the method comprising:providing a polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent;
drenching the polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent in the oil to be treated;
dissolving the oil drenched polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent in a petroleum-based solvent in which both the oil drenched polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent and the oil is soluble to form a homogenous solution comprising the petroleum-based solvent having dissolved therein the polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent and the oil;
utilizing the solution as a feedstock for feeding a conventional petroleum refinery; and
converting the solution into conventional petroleum products.

US Pat. No. 10,190,242

METHOD OF PREPARING OF NATURAL GRAPHENE CELLULOSE BLENDED SPUNBOND NONWOVEN FABRIC

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A method of preparing natural graphene cellulose blended spunbond nonwoven fabric, which comprises the following steps:(a) combining a graphite powder with a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a first compound selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), perchloric acid (HClO4), hydrogen iodide (HI), hydrofluoric acid (HF), and nitric acid (HNO3), then stirring for 30 minutes in an ice bath environment;
(b) adding a solution comprising 1 to 20 wt. % potassium permanganate (KMnO4) to the product of step (a), stirring for 1 to 2 hours, and adding distilled water, wherein the potassium permanganate solution is continuously added until reaction of the potassium permanganate and the product of step (a) and the distilled water is complete;
(c) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the product of step (b), wherein the hydrogen peroxide solution is added until reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the product step (b) is complete and the mixture becomes green, then filtering the green solution into a cake;
(d) rinsing the cake of step (c) with a solution comprising 5 wt. % hydrochloric acid (HCl) to remove sulfate ions, then washing the cake with distilled water;
(e) drying the cake of step (d) in an oven at 40° C. for 2 hrs to obtain a dried solid graphite oxide;
(f) adding distilled water to the dried solid graphite oxide of step (e), wherein the distilled water is added up to 200 mls per 0.06 to 1.0 g of the dried solid graphite oxide, then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 minutes to obtain a graphite oxide solution having a graphite oxide concentration of 0.03 wt. % to 0.5 wt. %;
(g) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a second compound selected from the group consisting of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), potassium borohydride (KBH4), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium citrate (C6H5Na3O7) to the graphite oxide solution of step (f), then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes, wherein in the resulting solution, the ratio of graphene oxide to the second compound is 1:1 to 1:5 by weight;
(h) filtrating the product of step (g), washing the filtrate with water 3 to 5 times to remove the second compound, then back-filtrating to obtain a graphene solution;
(i) adding the graphene solution of step (h) to a slurry solution formed by mixing a pulp with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and a stabilizer in an expansion dissolving tank, then mixing at 60 to 80° C., wherein the graphene solution of step (h) is added in a ratio of 0.11 to 5.0 wt. %, the pulp is selected from the group consisting of wood pulp, cotton pulp, bamboo pulp and a mixture of cotton and bamboo pulp, the pulp comprises ?-cellulose in an amount of 65% or more with a polymerization degree of 500 to 1500; and the NMMO has a concentration of 50% to 78%;
(j) removing water from the product of step (i) using a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) and heating at 80 to 130° C., wherein the water is removed to 5% to 13% within 5 minutes and the cellulose is dissolved to form a spinning dope, and the amount ratio of each component among the components comprised in the dope is: water (H2O) 5% to 15%, N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) 70% to 90%, and cellulose 5% to 15%;
(k) Squeezing the spinning dope of step (j) from a spinning orifice by using a spunbond process to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand, which comprises pressuring the spinning dope by a metering pump, filtering and degassing by a continuous filter (CPF), transporting the spinning dope into a spinning tank, and stretching the spinning dope outward by air gap cooling through the spinning orifice, to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand; and
(l) feeding the natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand of step (k) into a coagulation liquid, solidifying and regenerating the filament strand, stretching the filament strand under high pressure and high speed by an air stream drafting device, stacking the filament strand on a collection web to form a fibrous network structure, and washing, water needle punching, drying, oiling and coiling the fibrous network structure to form a natural graphene cellulose blended spunbond nonwoven fabric, wherein the concentration of the coagulation liquid is between 2.0% to 10.0%, and after washing, the amount of residual NMMO solvent is less than 0.1%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,208

METHODS FOR PACKAGING A PRECURSOR MATERIAL

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for packaging a precursor material for use in a material deposition process, comprising:analyzing at least one characteristic of a sample of a batch of the precursor material;
based on the at least one characteristic, determining a profile of the batch of the precursor material;
storing the profile on a tag;
packaging a portion of the batch of the precursor material with a boat configured for introduction into a material processing apparatus; and
associating the tag with the boat.

US Pat. No. 10,189,512

MECHANICAL CONTROL LINKAGE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A control linkage between an operator input assembly in a cab of a power machine and an actuator coupled to a frame of the power machine, the control linkage comprising:a junction mechanism configured to make a connection between the operator input assembly and the actuator when the cab is moved to an operating position relative to the frame of the power machine, and configured to break the connection between the operator input assembly and the actuator when the cab is moved to a service position relative to the frame of the power machine, the junction mechanism including a first junction portion operably coupled to the operator input assembly and a second junction portion operably coupled to the actuator, wherein the junction mechanism includes an engagement portion having a pair of fingers defining a tapered opening coupled to one of the first junction portion and the second junction portion, and an engagement portion having a protrusion coupled to the other of the first junction portion and the second junction portion such that the protrusion is guided into the tapered opening by the pair of fingers when the cab is moved from the service position to the operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,119

METHOD FOR TREATING A SUBSTANCE WITH WAVE ENERGY FROM PLASMA AND AN ELECTRICAL ARC

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A method for processing a material comprising the steps of:providing a vessel having (a) an interior defined by a cylindrical portion disposed between a first end and a second end, (b) an outlet in the first end that is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical portion, (c) at least one inlet in the first end to receive the material, (d) a first wave energy source comprising a first electrode disposed at least partially within the outlet and aligned with the longitudinal axis, and a second electrode disposed at least partially within the second end, aligned with the longitudinal axis and spaced apart from the first electrode, (e) a second wave energy source comprising a set of radio frequency coils or windings disposed around or within the cylindrical portion, and (f) two or more jets mounted tangentially in the cylindrical portion;
generating a plasma within the interior using the first and second plasma sources;
directing a fluid or a gas into the interior via the two or more jets to create angular momentum in the plasma to form a plasma vortex that circulates around a central void substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis; and
processing the material by directing the material into the plasma vortex via the inlet such that the plasma vortex reacts with the material and the material is irradiated with one or more wave energies produced by the first and second wave energy sources.
US Pat. No. 10,190,196

6XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product consisting of:0.30-0.53 wt. % Si;
0.50-0.65 wt. % Mg;
wherein a ratio of wt. % Mg to wt. % Si is at least 1.05:1 (Mg:Si);
0.05-0.24 wt. % Cu;
0.05-0.14 wt. % Mn;
0.05-0.25 wt. % Fe;
up to 0.15 wt. % Ti;
up to 0.15 wt. % Zn;
up to 0.15 wt. % Zr;
not greater than 0.04 wt. % V;
not greater than 0.04 wt. % Cr;
the balance being aluminum and other elements, wherein each of the other elements does not exceed 0.10 wt. % in the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product, wherein a total of the other elements is not more than 0.30 wt. % in the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product;
wherein the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product is a sheet product; and
wherein the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product realizes a typical long-transverse (LT) tensile yield strength of at least 200 MPa and a critical fracture strain (CFS) of at least 25% in an artificially aged condition.

US Pat. No. 10,194,564

BACK TO BACK ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A back to back electronic display assembly comprising:a first display assembly positioned back to back with a second display assembly;
an enclosed chamber positioned entirely between the first and second display assemblies, wherein said enclosed chamber is substantially sealed to prevent circulating air located within the enclosed chamber from exiting the enclosed chamber;
a first gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the first display assembly;
a second gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the second display assembly; and
a fan positioned to force external air through the first and second gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,193,714

CONTINUOUS TIME PRE-CURSOR AND POST-CURSOR COMPENSATION CIRCUITS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A pre-cursor compensation circuit for performing pre-cursor compensation on a differential input signal, the pre-cursor compensation circuit comprising:a first differential pair of transistors comprising first gate terminals coupled to the differential input signal, first source terminals coupled across a degeneration resistor, and first drain terminals coupled to a pre-cursor compensated version of the differential input signal; and
a second differential pair of transistors comprising second gate terminals coupled to the differential input signal, second source terminals coupled across a degeneration capacitor, and second drain terminals coupled to the pre-cursor compensated version of the differential input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,509

POWER AMPLIFIER HARMONIC MATCHING NETWORK

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An output network connected to an output of a nonlinear unmatched power amplifier that provides an amplified voltage signal at a fundamental frequency, the output network comprising:a harmonic matching network comprising a plurality of acoustic resonators configured to match a plurality of harmonic frequencies of the amplified voltage signal to one of substantially zero impedance, appearing as a short at the output of the nonlinear unmatched power amplifier, or substantially infinite impedance, appearing as an open at the output of the nonlinear unmatched power amplifier, resulting in zero voltage or zero current at higher harmonic frequencies, respectively, to avoid power distribution at the higher harmonic frequencies,
wherein each higher harmonic frequency of the plurality of matched harmonic frequencies is higher than a first harmonic frequency, which is the fundamental frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,193,037

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. Method for producing an optoelectronic device, comprising:providing a carrier, with at least one mounting surface,
producing at least two through-vias in the carrier with electrically conductive contacts extending in the through-vias,
providing at least one light-emitting semiconductor chip, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises a growth substrate and a layer sequence grown epitaxially thereon,
mounting the at least one semiconductor chip to the at least one mounting surface of the carrier, wherein the semiconductor chip, on mounting to the mounting surface, is connected electrically conductively with the contacts in the same method step,
singulating the carrier along singulation lines (V), wherein a singulation line (V) runs through at least one of the through-vias, such that after singulation the contacts form contact faces on at least one side face of the carrier, wherein the side face is perpendicular to the mounting surface of the carrier, and
mounting the carrier with the contact faces on a connection board, wherein the mounting surface is perpendicular to the connection board.

US Pat. No. 10,192,915

OPTICAL SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. An optical sensor, comprising:a sensing layer comprising an active area, a shading area around the active area, and a peripheral area around the shading area;
a first shading filter disposed on the shading area; and
a second shading filter disposed on the first shading filter,
wherein one of the first shading filter and the second shading filter extends from the shading area and is disposed over the active area, and
wherein when a light beam is emitted to the shading area, the second shading filter is configured to block a first component of the light beam, and the first shading filter is configured to block a second component of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,191,276

IMAGING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND IMAGING ADJUSTMENT METHOD

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory that stores executable instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, that facilitates execution of the executable instructions to perform operations, comprising:
determining imaging correction information corresponding to correcting a deformation of a first image of an object from a first viewing angle relative to a second image of the object from a second viewing angle, wherein the deformation is a perspective deformation of the first image of the object relative to the second image of the object, wherein the perspective deformation results from an imaging receiver not being perpendicular to the object, and wherein the imaging receiver is an eye or an image recording device; and
adjusting at least one imaging parameter of a group of adjustable imaging parameters for at least one corresponding subregion of an imaging lens group used to cause the first image of the object from the first viewing angle, wherein the imaging lens group comprises a plurality of subregions having adjustable imaging parameters in the form of an array, wherein images, comprising the first image, formed by the imaging lens group are adaptable by adjusting portions of the imaging lens group to embody the group of adjustable imaging parameters, and wherein the adjusting the at least one imaging parameter corresponds to adjusting the first image of the object formed by the imaging lens group according to the imaging correction information resulting in an adjusted image, wherein:
the adjusted image is directed to the eye based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the imaging lens group is at least partially comprised in spectacles, or
the adjusted image is directed to the image recording device based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the image recording device comprises, at least in part, the imaging lens group.

US Pat. No. 10,190,753

SEALED AND SEALABLE SCALABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING FLEXIBLE LIGHT SHEETS AND RELATED METHODS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A system of lighting components for illuminating an arbitrary two-dimensional area, the system comprising:a plurality of assemblable illumination elements, each illumination element comprising:
a substrate;
first and second spaced-apart power conductors disposed over the substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting elements that are spaced apart and interconnected into one or more light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string (i) comprising a control element disposed over the substrate and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string and configured to provide a predetermined current to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string, (ii) comprising two or more of the light-emitting elements, (iii) having a first end electrically connected to the first power conductor, and (iv) having a second end electrically connected to the second power conductor; and
one or more electrical connectors each electrically coupled to at least one of the first or second power conductors,
wherein each illumination element has a different shape defined by a one-dimensional or two-dimensional contiguous arrangement of illumination unit cells, each illumination unit cell (i) being polygonal, (ii) encompassing at least one light-emitting string, and (ii) emitting light at a predetermined luminous flux density, such that the predetermined luminous flux density of each illumination element is within ±10% of the predetermined luminous flux density of any other illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,434

TURBINE SHROUD WITH LOCATING INSERTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine blade track comprisingan annular ceramic runner formed to include a plurality of cutouts extending inward in a radial direction from an outer radial surface of the annular ceramic runner toward an inner radial surface of the annular ceramic runner, and
a plurality of inserts coupled to the annular ceramic runner, each insert including a stem arranged in the cutout and a cap arranged outside the cutout that extends from the stem in a circumferential direction and in an axial direction along the outer radial surface of the annular ceramic runner.

US Pat. No. 10,189,852

PROCESS FOR IMPROVED OXYMORPHONE SYNTHESIS

RHODES TECHNOLOGIES, Cov...

1. A process for preparing oxymorphone or a salt or solvate thereof from oripavine, the process comprising or consisting of the steps
(a) oxidizing the oripavine to 14-hydroxymorphinone;
(b) adding an acid H+nXn? to the reaction mixture before, during and/or after the oxidation reaction;
(c) optionally precipitating the resulting 14-hydroxymorphinone as 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or a solvate thereof;
(d) optionally isolating the precipitated 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or solvate thereof;
(e) providing a solution or suspension of the 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or a solvate thereof;
(f) adding trifluoroacetic acid and/or glycol;
(g) reducing the 14-hydroxymorphinone present in the solution or suspension to the oxymorphone by hydrogenation; and
(h) optionally adding a base, thus raising the pH where the oxymorphone precipitates as its free base, and isolating the oxymorphone as its free base or a solvate thereof,
wherein
Xn? is an anion selected from the group consisting of Cl?, HSO4?, SO42?, methanesulfonate, tosylate, trifluoroacetate, H2PO4?, HPO42?, PO43?, oxalate, perchlorate, and any mixtures thereof; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,194,097

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE STORAGE OF OVERLAPPING REGIONS OF IMAGING DATA FOR THE GENERATION OF OPTIMIZED STITCHED IMAGES

GOPRO, INC., San Mateo, ...

1. An apparatus configured to stitch source images according to a first stitching quality, the apparatus comprising:two or more cameras characterized by two or more corresponding fields of view (FOVs), the two or more corresponding FOVs being characterized by at least one overlapping region;
a processor apparatus; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium in data communication with the processor apparatus and comprising one or more instructions which when executed by the processor apparatus, cause the apparatus configured to stitch source images to:
obtain two or more images from the two or more cameras;
identify the at least one overlapping region of the obtained two or more images;
post-process the obtained two or more images to create a post-processed image in accordance with the first stitching quality having a first confidence metric; and
store the post-processed image and one or more information associated with the identified at least one overlapping region, where the one or more information associated with the identified at least one overlapping region enables a re-stitch of the obtained two or more images in accordance with a second confidence metric, the second confidence metric being different than the first confidence metric.

US Pat. No. 10,194,010

TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE CONTACT RECORDS

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a system to:receive a user contact record in a messaging thread at a client device from a sending user, the user contact record associated with a user other than the sending user;
determine that the user contact record is authenticated for storage in a contact record repository on the client device, the authentication being based on the identity of the sending user;
based on the determination that the user contact record is authenticated, store the user contact record in the contact record repository on the client device;
receive an incoming messaging initiation at the client device from an initiating user account;
search the contact record repository for a user contact record containing information matching identifying information of the initiating user account;
extract contact information from the matching user contact record;
display an incoming messaging initiation dialog on the client device, the incoming messaging initiation dialog comprising information from the matching user contact record and a contact add control;
receive a user selection of the contact add control; and
add information from the matching contact record as an entry in an address book on the client device, the address book being separate from the contact record repository.

US Pat. No. 10,193,245

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal comprising:at least one insulating-material housing;
at least one contact insert arranged at least partially in the insulating-material housing and having at least one contact piece and at least one clamping spring, the contact piece, together with the clamping spring, forms at least one conductor clamping point for an electrical conductor to be contacted via the conductor terminal, the electrical conductor being adapted to be acted upon at the conductor clamping point by a spring force of the clamping spring;
at least one actuating lever pivotably supported in the insulating-material housing for actuating the clamping spring, the actuating lever being adapted to be pivoted from a closed position into an open position and vice versa relative to the insulating-material housing and/or the contact piece,
wherein the electrical conductor inserted into the conductor terminal is not acted upon by the spring force of the clamping spring at the conductor clamping point at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported in a floating manner and is supported at least partially on the contact piece at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported on an upper section of the contact piece, and
wherein a conductor reception chamber, for receiving the electrical conductor to be contacted, is arranged between the upper section and a contact point of the contact piece, wherein at the contact point, the conductor clamping point is formed together with an end region of the clamping spring.

US Pat. No. 10,193,203

STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR INTERCONNECTS AND ASSOCIATED ALIGNMENT AND ASSEMBLY MECHANISMS FOR AND BETWEEN CHIPS, COMPONENTS, AND 3D SYSTEMS

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

13. A microstructure, comprising:a first microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the first microstructural element, the first microstructural element having a first mating edge;
a second microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the second microstructural element, the second microstructural element having a second mating edge, the second mating edge disposed adjacent the first mating edge; and
a jumper having a plurality of fused layers of a material, the jumper disposed at the upper surfaces of the first and second microstructural elements at a location spanning the first and second mating edges and attached to each of the first and second microstructural elements to join the first and second microstructural elements to one another, wherein the first microstructural element includes an opening disposed therein in registration with a corresponding feature of the jumper.

US Pat. No. 10,192,478

LED DISPLAY WITH PATTERNED PIXEL LANDINGS AND PRINTED LEDS

NTHDEGREE TECHNOLOGIES WO...

1. A method of forming an illuminating device comprising:providing a substrate having an array of conductive landings forming pixel locations on a first surface of the substrate, the substrate further having conductive traces electrically connected to associated ones of the conductive landings;
blanket-printing an ink containing inorganic light emitting diode (LED) dies over the array of conductive landings, the ink being an LED ink, the LED dies comprising singulated dies having at least an n-type layer, a p-type layer, a top electrode, and a bottom electrode;
curing the LED ink such that the bottom electrodes of the LED dies electrically contact an underlying conductive landing; and
forming a transparent conductor layer overlying the LED dies to electrically contact the top electrodes of the LED dies, wherein the LED dies overlying an individual conductive landing are connected in parallel and are energized by a voltage across the transparent conductor layer and an associated trace connected to the individual conductive landing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,736

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING CONFIGURATION FILE CHANGES

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for tracking configuration file changes comprising:non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to perform operations comprising:
receiving a definition of a pattern used to identify a configuration file to be tracked;
resolving the pattern to obtain obtained file paths for external configuration files;
performing horizontal discovery using the pattern to discover the configuration file when external file paths exist inside the pattern, joining the obtained file path with the existing file paths defined in the pattern;
determining whether an entry in a configuration management database corresponding to a previously discovered configuration file has been discovered during the horizontal discovery;
when the previously discovered configuration file has not been discovered in the horizontal discovery, deleting the entry from the configuration management database;
when the previously discovered configuration file has been discovered in the horizontal discover, determining whether changes have occurred in the configuration file;
updating a configuration management database with the discovered configuration file as a configuration item; and
tracking changes to the discovered configuration file including a timeline and history of the discovered configuration file.

US Pat. No. 10,191,708

METHOD, APPARATRUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for displaying image data, the method comprising:determining current spatial position information and attitude information of a terminal, and establishing a data connection between the terminal and a wearable device when detecting that an image-capturing component of the terminal is turned on;
sending image data captured by the image-capturing component to the wearable device for displaying the image data synchronously when the current spatial position information and attitude information of the terminal meet a preset condition that is disadvantageous for viewing a screen of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,493

VEHICLE POSITION POINT FORWARDING METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle (ADV) having a set of front wheels as both driving wheels and turning wheels, practiced on the ADV, the ADV having a processor coupled to a memory programmed with executable instructions that, when executed, implement the method on the ADV, the method comprising:determining a first position associated with a set of rear wheels of the autonomous vehicle based on global positioning system (GPS) data received from a GPS source;
determining a moving direction of the autonomous vehicle based on directional data received from an inertial measurement unit (IMU), wherein the IMU is onboard the autonomous vehicle;
calculating a second position associated with the set of front wheels of the autonomous vehicle based on the first position and the moving direction of the autonomous vehicle;
planning, by the ADV, a route segment of a route based on the second position associated with the set of front wheels as a current position of the autonomous vehicle, generating, by the ADV, planning and control data for the route segment utilizing the set of front wheels as both the driving wheels and the turning wheels, wherein the generated planning and control data includes generating speed and direction data to control the ADV along the route segment, and includes location and direction data of obstacles relative to the ADV along the route segment; and
controlling and driving the autonomous vehicle along the route segment based on the planning and control data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,732

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a tube comprising:
a main body region;
two rear end regions respectively at two ends of the main body region; and
two transition regions respectively between the main body region and the two rear end regions,
wherein an outer diameter of each of the rear end regions is less than that of the main body region;
two end caps respectively sleeving the two rear end regions, each of the end caps being made of metal and comprising an electrically insulation member and two conductive pins, wherein
each of the electrically insulation members being fixed to a respective end of the end cap, and the conductive pins extend from the electrically insulation member,
a hot melt adhesive adhered to each of the rear end regions, wherein the hot melt adhesive is enclosed by the corresponding transition region, the corresponding rear end region, and the corresponding end cap; and
an LED light strip in the tube, the LED light strip being provided with a plurality of LED light sources disposed thereon;
wherein a creepage distance between the conductive pin and the corresponding metal made end cap is at least 3.2 mm and not more than 12.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,654

TEST DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING, VERIFYING, AND/OR MANAGING ACCURACY

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A method comprising:picking a component with a pick and place nozzle of a pick and place machine, the component including a first magnetic element; and
placing the component on a surface of a test device with the pick and place nozzle, the test device including a second magnetic element, wherein a vacuum holding force of the pick and place nozzle when holding the component exceeds a force of magnetic attraction between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element after the component is placed on the surface, wherein the surface is made of glass, and wherein the second magnetic element is a ferromagnetic layer that is located under the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,032

SPRINKLER VALVE MODULE WITH REMOVABLE VALVE SEAL

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A valve module forming a subassembly for installation of the subassembly into an outer case of an irrigation sprinkler, the valve module comprising:an upper valve support housing;
a lower support basket removably connected to the upper valve support housing to form the subassembly; and
a valve member reciprocable in a direction within the subassembly to engage and disengage a valve seat in the lower support basket, the valve member comprising a piston and a valve seal removably attached to the piston, the valve seal further being configured to be serviced or replaced separate from the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,194,541

FASTENING ASSEMBLY, HOLDING MECHANISM, BRACKET AND REMOTE CONTROLLER USING THE HOLDING MECHANISM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A remote controller comprising:a remote controller body;
a control stick provided on the remote controller body; and
a bracket mounted on the remote controller body, the bracket comprising:
a connecting frame; and
a holding mechanism comprising:
a first clamping member rotatably connected to the connecting frame and comprising a first clamping part;
a second clamping member comprising a second clamping part and a limiting part, the second clamping member being slidably mounted on the first clamping member and configured to adjust a spacing between the second clamping part and the first clamping part;
a limiter rotatably provided on the first clamping member, and the limiter being fitted with the limiting part and configured to limit a relative sliding position of the first and second clamping members, wherein the limiter is configured to be separated from the limiting part in response to the limiter being pressed or to be snapped with the limiting part in response to the limiter being released.

US Pat. No. 10,194,525

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A multilayer wiring board comprising:an odd number of wiring layers comprising:
a first wiring layer consisting essentially of a metal foil;
a first insulating layer disposed on the first wiring layer;
a central wiring layer disposed on the first insulating layer opposite the first wiring layer, the central wiring layer comprising:
a first side;
a second side opposite the first side;
a metal foil layer; and
a plating layer comprising a first interlayer connection, the first interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the first insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the central wiring layer and the first wiring layer,
wherein the metal foil layer of the central wiring layer is thinner than the first wiring layer;
a second insulating layer disposed on the central wiring layer opposite the first insulating layer;
a second wiring layer disposed on-the second insulating layer opposite the central wiring layer, the second wiring layer comprising:
a metal foil layer; and
a plating layer comprising a second interlayer connection, the second interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the second insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the central wiring layer and the second wiring layer,
wherein the first interlayer connection is disposed so as to connect to the first side of the central wiring layer and the second interlayer connection is disposed so as to connect to the second side of the central wiring layer, and direction of the tapers of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of the first and second interlayer connections are identical,
a third insulating layer disposed on the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers opposite the first insulating layer of the odd number of wiring layers; and
a third wiring layer disposed on the third insulating layer opposite the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers,
a third interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the third insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers and the third wiring layer, wherein the third interlayer connection penetrates the third wiring layer,
wherein the direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of each of the first and second interlayer connections and a direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape of the third interlayer connection are opposite each other,
a fourth insulating layer disposed on the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers opposite the second insulating layer; and
a fourth wiring layer disposed on the fourth insulating layer opposite the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers, and
a fourth interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the fourth insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers and the fourth wiring layer,
wherein the direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of each of the first and second interlayer connects and a direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape of the fourth interlayer connection are identical, and
wherein each outermost layer of the multilayer wiring board is a wiring layer including a circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,194,492

INDUCTION COIL ASSEMBLY FOR AN INDUCTION COOKING HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction coil assembly for an induction cooking hob, whereinthe induction coil assembly comprises at least one coil winding, at least one lower electrically isolating sheet and at least one thermally insulating sheet,
the at least one coil winding is dedicated to one lower electrically isolating sheet and one thermally insulating sheet,
the at least one coil winding is arranged above the dedicated lower electrically isolating sheet,
the thermally insulating sheet is arranged above the at least one coil winding,
the induction coil assembly comprises a carrier plate,
the carrier plate is provided for supporting the lower electrically isolating sheet, the at least one coil winding and the thermally insulating sheet,
the carrier plate is made of a metal sheet or of a plastic sheet,
the induction coil assembly comprises at least two power cables connected to the at least one coil winding and connectable or connected to a power supply unit of the induction cooking hob,
the induction coil assembly is installable or installed within the induction cooking hob and between a coil carrier and a glass ceramic panel of said induction cooking hob, and
the power cables are at least partially arranged at a bottom side of the carrier plate and act as spring elements, so that the induction coil assembly is pressed or pressable against the glass ceramic panel of the induction cooking hob.

US Pat. No. 10,194,202

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTION IN A DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method comprising:entering a first operational state in a device in response to a user input, the first operational state powering a portion of circuits in the device;
detecting presence of a signal received at an input to the device, the received signal to be output from the device for display on a display device;
entering a second operational state in the device if the presence of the signal is detected, the second operational state powering one or more circuits for outputting the received signal;
entering a third operational state from the first operational state after not detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device for a first period of time, the third operational state powering only one or more circuits needed for user input to the device; and
entering the first operational state from the third operational state, after a second time period and not in response to a user input, for detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,742

SELECTING A CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR A NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEM BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations comprising:identifying a first network connection problem in a current environment associated with a first set of one or more conditions;
determining that a second network connection problem, with a second set of one or more conditions that is within a particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a first corrective action;
determining that a third network connection problem, with a third set of one or more conditions that is within the particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a second corrective action;
determining a first success rate associated with the first corrective action, wherein the first success rate is based on both (a) a number of times that the first corrective action was successful for a set of network connection problems and (b) a number of times that the first corrective action was attempted for the set of network connection problems;
selecting the first corrective action, rather than the second corrective action, for application to the first network connection problem, based on at least the first success rate associated with the first corrective action; and
applying the first corrective action to correct the first network connection problem.

US Pat. No. 10,193,335

RADIO FREQUENCY SURGE PROTECTOR WITH MATCHED PISTON-CYLINDER CAVITY SHAPE

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

10. A surge protector comprising:a housing defining a cavity and having an axis, a first axial end, and a second axial end;
a first center conductor positioned within the cavity at the first axial end of the housing and a second center conductor positioned within the cavity at the second axial end of the housing;
an inner coupler positioned within the cavity, having a shaft, and being coupled to the first center conductor;
an outer coupler positioned within the cavity, having an inner surface that defines a volume for receiving at least a portion of the shaft of the inner coupler, and being coupled to the second center conductor;
a first dielectric material positioned between the shaft and the inner surface;
a first spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the first center conductor and an outer curve; and
a second spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the second center conductor and an outer curve, such that the inner coupler and the outer coupler are each at least partially positioned axially between the first spiral inductor and the second spiral inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,300

BOARD PRODUCTION WORK METHOD, BOARD IMAGING CONDITIONS DETERMINATION METHOD, AND BOARD PRODUCTION WORK DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board production work method, comprising:a position detection process of detecting an arrangement position of a detection target provided on a printed circuit board; and
a work executing process of subjecting the printed circuit board to predetermined production work based on the detected arrangement position,
wherein the position detection process includes
an image acquisition step of imaging the printed circuit board under multiple imaging conditions and acquiring multiple items of original image data containing luminance values of each pixel arranged in two-dimensional coordinates,
a difference calculation step of using two of the multiple items of original image data as calculation targets, calculating differences between luminance values of pixels with same coordinate values, and acquiring difference image data which is formed of luminance difference values of each of the pixels, and
a position determination step of determining the arrangement position based on the difference image data, and
wherein an inversion calculation step of inverting a magnitude relationship of luminance difference values of each pixel arranged in the two-dimensional coordinates only when a luminance difference value of a pixel in the arrangement position of the difference image data is smaller than a luminance difference value of a pixel in a position other than the arrangement position is included after the difference calculation step.

US Pat. No. 10,191,316

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. 10,190,848

ADJUSTABLE ZERO-STOP TURRET

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A locking turret for an optical firearm scope, the turret defining a central vertical axis and comprising:a main screw rotatable about the central vertical axis;
a turret cover configured to be grasped by a user, the turret cover including a locking ring;
a turret housing including a locking-ring receiving portion configured to receive and engage the locking ring of the turret cover in a first, locked position, such that rotational movement of the turret cover is limited;
a linking structure comprising a base portion coupled to the main screw and an upper portion coupled to the turret cover, the upper portion being slidably coupled to the base portion so as to allow limited axial travel of the upper portion relative the base portion and the main screw, and thereby limit axial travel of the turret cover and prevent disengagement of the turret cover from the turret housing,
wherein the base portion of the linking structure defines a plurality of axial channels, and the upper portion is slidably coupled to the base portion by a plurality of slide fasteners, each of the plurality of slide fasteners having a portion projecting into one of the plurality of axial channels and a portion affixed to the upper portion such that both the plurality of slide fasteners and the upper portion are configured to travel axially together when the upper portion travels in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,162

SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING (SCS) AND NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES FOR SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method for sequencing a target nucleic acid, comprising:a) providing a template nucleic acid immobilized on a surface, a primer, a polymerase, and a nucleotide analogue of the following structure:

 wherein
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
L is absent or a linking group;
R1 is a nucleoside base;
R2 is hydrogen or a blocking group;
B is a binding molecule; and
X is a detection label, wherein said detection label is quenched;
b) extending the primer by incorporating the nucleotide analogue;
c) providing a phosphatase to cleave between the binding molecule and the linking group or between the binding molecule and the terminal phosphate, thereby generating a fragment of (I) comprising the label and the binding molecule, wherein the label is unquenched;
d) binding the fragment to a capture element immobilized on a surface; and
e) detecting a fluorescence emission from the label of the fragment captured on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,188,967

FILTER ARRANGEMENT WITH SLIDER VALVE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.,...

1. A filter arrangement for isolating particles from a fluid/particle mixture comprised of a body having:a) a top element having a top element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the top element first open channel is open on an underside of the top element;
b) a bottom element having a bottom element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the bottom element first open channel is open on an upper side of the bottom element and is adapted to receive a suction line;
c) wherein the top element is secured to the bottom element such that the underside of the top element is secured against the upper side of the bottom element and wherein the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel align with one another;
d) a first filter element is positioned between the top element and the bottom element and overlapping with the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel;
e) a first suction outlet in fluid communication with the bottom element first open channel through which a suction may be introduced into the bottom element first open channel;
f) a first particle inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may be introduced into the top element first open channel and particles deposited upon the first filter element;
g) a first elution fluid inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which the elution fluid may be introduced into the top element first open channel to displace particles from the filter element;
h) a first particle outlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may exit from the top element first open channel;
i) a slider valve movable within a slider valve slot in the body, wherein the valve has a surface with a plurality of different valve channels extending therein which align with a plurality of body channels within the body, wherein the slider valve is movable laterally within the slider valve slot and may be precisely indexed at different positions, and wherein:
1) in a first position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet;
2) in a second position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first elution fluid inlet over the first filter element and to a first collector, while the fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet is discontinued.

US Pat. No. 10,188,940

GAMES CONTROLLER

Ironburg Inventions Ltd.,...

1. An apparatus for supplying user inputs to a computer program for controlling the computer program, the apparatus comprising an outer case, at least one depressible trigger mechanism, and a mechanism for manual adjustment of a range of motion of the at least one trigger mechanism, the mechanism being disposed within an internal volume defined by the outer case of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,194,517

PLASMA ARC CUTTING SYSTEM, CONSUMABLES AND OPERATIONAL METHODS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. An electrode for a liquid cooled plasma arc torch, the electrode comprising:a body having a longitudinal axis defining a first end, a second end, and a middle portion between the first and second ends;
a first sealing element disposed on an exterior of the body near the first end of the body, the first sealing element configured to provide a liquid seal;
a second sealing element disposed on the exterior of the body, the second sealing element located in the middle portion between the first sealing element and the second end of the body along the longitudinal axis, the second sealing element configured to provide a first gas seal to a swirl gas chamber and defining a portion of the swirl gas chamber; and
a third sealing element disposed on the exterior of the body, the third sealing element located between the second sealing element and the second end of the body along the longitudinal axis, the third sealing element configured to provide a second gas seal to the swirl gas chamber and defining a portion of the swirl gas chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,193,852

CANONICAL NAME (CNAME) HANDLING FOR GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method of providing load balancing in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a domain name system (DNS) reply to a DNS request to resolve an alias host name that is an alias for a primary domain, wherein the DNS reply includes
a canonical name (CNAME) record identifying the primary domain, and
network addresses that correspond with the primary domain;
detecting, by said processor, the CNAME record identifying the primary domain in said DNS reply;
applying, by said processor a load balancing algorithm configured to be applied to DNS requests for the primary domain to the network addresses received in response to the DNS request to resolve the alias host name; and
sending, by said processor, to a client program that originated the DNS request to resolve the alias host name, a response to the DNS request that includes a list of the network addresses associated with the primary domain that has been ordered according to the load balancing algorithm configured to be applied to DNS requests for the primary domain.

US Pat. No. 10,193,456

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CONTROLLER AND RELEVANT CONTROL METHOD HAVING MINIMUM ON TIME IN RESPONSE TO VOLTAGE PEAK OF LINE VOLTAGE

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A PWM controller for providing to a power switch a PWM signal determining an ON time and an OFF time of the power switch, the PWM controller comprising:a peak detector for detecting a voltage peak of a line voltage generated by rectifying an alternating-current input voltage;
an OFF-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the OFF time in response to a compensation voltage, wherein the compensation voltage is in response to an output voltage of a power supply comprising the power switch and the PWM controller; and
an ON-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the ON time in response to the compensation voltage and the voltage peak, wherein the ON-time control unit is configured to make the ON time not less than a minimum ON time, and the minimum ON time is determined in response to the voltage peak;
wherein the ON-time control unit comprises a ramp signal generator for providing a ramp signal compared with the compensation voltage to determine the ON time; and
the ramp signal generator provides a charging current in response to the voltage peak to charge a capacitor and generate the ramp signal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,676

NOISE FILTER, MULTISTAGE-CONNECTION LC FILTER, AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, M...

11. A multistage-connection LC filter comprising: a plurality of noise filters and a plurality of Y-capacitors, whereinthe plurality of noise filters comprising a plurality of inductor elements connected with one another in series, wherein
each of the inductor elements comprises: a ring-shaped magnetic core; a winding wound around the magnetic core; and a ground terminal disposed between the magnetic core and the winding, the ground terminal being connected to a ground,
the ground terminal comprises a conductive part that surrounds at least a part of an outer periphery of the magnetic core, and
each of the plurality of inductor elements is disposed on a respective one of a plurality of support members, and
the plurality of inductor elements and the plurality of Y-capacitors are alternately connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,192,405

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A MULTI-PLAY GAME HAVING RANDOMLY-INCREASABLE AND RANDOMLY-DISTRIBUTABLE PERSISTENT MODIFIERS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A gaming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine whether a modifier distribution event occurred for a first play of a game including a first outcome-generating element and a second outcome-generating element;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event did not occur for the first play of the game, maintain a plurality of persistent modifiers for a second play of the game;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game:
select one of the plurality of persistent modifiers;
determine a first individual modifier based on a first portion of the selected persistent modifier; and
determine a second individual modifier based on a second portion of the selected persistent modifier;
randomly determine a first outcome for the first outcome-generating element and cause a display device to display the first outcome;
randomly determine a second outcome for the second outcome-generating element and cause the display device to display the second outcome;
determine any first awards based on the first outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the first individual modifier; and
determine any second awards based on the second outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the second individual modifier.

US Pat. No. 10,192,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OFFLINE REVENUE ASSURANCE OF DATA USAGE

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A server method of ensuring integrity of usage data generated within a telecommunication network, comprising:receiving, in a processor of an assurance server computing device deployed within the telecommunication network, usage information from a network domain and a real-time charging system in the telecommunication network, wherein the network domain and the real-time charging system are connected via at least one communication interface, and wherein the received usage information includes:
network usage records reporting data consumption levels for at least one service, wherein the network usage records are generated by a packet data network gateway (P-GW) component in the network domain, and wherein the at least one service includes one or more of real-time voice, real-time data, real-time messaging, and real-time content delivery;
a list of user devices and associated balance update histories that are being monitored by the real-time charging system; and
usage transaction records stored by the real-time charging system for each monitored user device, wherein the usage transaction records are based on data reported by a policy control rules function (PCRF) component in the network domain;
performing, via the processor, assurance operations to determine whether the received usage information indicates that there are discrepancies in reports of service usage; and
generating, via the processor, an alert message that includes information suitable for causing the network domain to resend network usage records associated with identified discrepancies in response to determining that there are discrepancies in the reports of service usage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,461

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING INPUT/OUTPUT UNITS OF A CONTROLLER

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. Controller comprising a control unit which communicates with at least one input and/or output unit via a data transmission channel for exchange of process data, whereinthe controller has predetermined power-saving process data for power-saving states of the input/output units assigned to the input/output units, and is adapted to access the predetermined power-saving process data instead of the exchanged process data when being in the power-saving state,
wherein the predetermined power-saving process data are assigned to individual channels of the at least one input and/or output unit, and
wherein the control unit is adapted, by means of the power-saving process data, to switch selected channels, with bus members connected thereto, of the input/output units into a power-saving state, by accessing the assigned predetermined power-saving process data for the selected channel instead of using process data of the respective channel in order to switch the input/output units and the bus members into a power-saving state,
wherein by defining power-saving profiles for individual channels particular bus members can be transferred into power-saving states without knowledge of the particular bus members, and
the switchover into the power-saving state for selected input/output units and their channels is carried out by activation of a predetermined power-saving profile.

US Pat. No. 10,191,043

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALIBRATING ILLUMINATION SOURCE OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST SYSTEM

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test system, comprising:a test strip that comprises a flow path for a fluid sample, a sample receiving zone coupled to the flow path, a label that specifically binds a target analyte, a detection zone coupled to the flow path and comprising a test region exposed for optical inspection and having an immobilized test reagent that specifically binds the target analyte, and at least one reference feature comprising an illumination source calibration region;
a reader comprising an illumination source operable to illuminate the test strip when the test strip is loaded in a port for receiving the test strip, the reader further comprising a detection system that is configured to obtain light intensity measurements from exposed regions of the test strip when the test strip is loaded in the port; and
a data analyzer comprising software configured to
process the light intensity measurements obtained by the reader,
determine an illumination source output measure from at least one light intensity measurement obtained from the illumination source calibration region,
generate a control signal calibrating the illumination source based on a comparison of the determined illumination source output measure to a reference value, and
adjust a light intensity output of the illumination source when the determined illumination source output measure is different than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,889

COUNTING SENSOR FOR COUNTING THE NUMBER OF REVOLUTIONS OR OF LINEAR DISPLACEMENTS OF AN OBJECT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. Counting sensor for counting the number of revolutions or of linear displacements of an object, wherein the counting sensor comprises:one single Wiegand module, which is composed of a Wiegand wire having a coil which encloses the Wiegand wire;
at least one sensor element;
a processing electronics, which is connected to the sensor element and configured to evaluate an output signal that is output from the sensor element; and
a permanent magnet arrangement, which is movable relative to the Wiegand module in one direction as well as in a direction that is opposite to said one direction, wherein the permanent magnet arrangement is configured to be arranged at the object such that the permanent magnet arrangement performs the revolutions or the linear displacements together with the object; wherein:
upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said one direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates a voltage impulse, if a north pole or a south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a first position, and, upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said opposite direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates the voltage impulse, if the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a second position that is different from the first position,
in an autonomous mode, in which the counting sensor is not supplied with outside energy, the processing electronics is supplied with energy that is provided by the Wiegand module,
the processing electronics is configured, after detecting the voltage impulse that is output from the Wiegand module, to
(i) obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor elements, direction information indicating whether the permanent magnet arrangement moves in said one direction or in said opposite direction, and (ii) to obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor element or by a determination of the polarity of the voltage impulse that is generated by the coil of the Wiegand module, magnetic pole information indicating whether the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at said first or said second position; and
a data storage for storing a value, which indicates the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements; wherein
the processing electronics is configured (i) to incorporate both the direction information and the magnetic pole information in a sequence, to determine the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements of the object on the basis of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, and to store the corresponding value in the data storage, (ii) to perform, on the basis of the sequence of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, an error detection indicating whether one of the revolutions or one of the linear displacements of the object has not been detected partially or completely, and (iii) upon detection of the error, to determine a corresponding correction of said number and to correct said value.

US Pat. No. 10,189,029

MAGNETIC PARTICLE SEPARATOR

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A magnetic particle separator, comprising:an elongated hollow channel extending along a longitudinal axis, the elongated hollow channel having opposed inlet and outlet ends and defining an unencumbered interior expanse;
a mixture port in communication with the inlet end of the elongated hollow channel for injecting a mixture of at least first, second and third magnetic particles into the elongated hollow channel, wherein the at least first, second and third magnetic particles have separate and distinct properties with respect to one another, the properties being selected from the group consisting of magnetic susceptibility, size, mass and a combination thereof;
a buffer port in communication with the inlet end of the elongated hollow channel for injecting a buffer solution into the elongated hollow channel, such that the mixture of the at least first, second and third magnetic particles in the buffer solution flow unencumbered and completely through the elongated hollow channel along the longitudinal direction toward the outlet end thereof, wherein the buffer port comprises first and second branches positioned symmetrically about the mixture port, such that flow of the buffer solution from both of the first and second branches hydraulically focuses flow of the mixture of the at least first, second and third magnetic particles in the buffer solution through the elongated hollow channel;
a magnetic particle separator chamber located at the outlet end of the hollow channel, the magnetic particle separator including:
a first outlet channel disposed at the terminus of the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel;
a second outlet channel disposed adjacent the first outlet channel at the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel;
a third outlet channel disposed adjacent the second outlet channel at the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel, the first, second and third outlet channels being in communication with each other at a junction therebetween within the magnetic separator chamber;
an externally magnetizable wire extending along a transverse axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, the externally magnetizable wire being positioned solely contiguous to the first outlet channel; and
at least one magnetic source for generating an external magnetic field along a lateral axis substantially orthogonal to both the longitudinal axis and the transverse axis, the external magnetic field generating an induced magnetic field in the externally magnetizable wire, the induced magnetic field applying a repulsive magnetic force to the at least first, second and third magnetic particles, the at least first, second and third magnetic particles being separated to flow into the first, second and third outlet channels due to their separate and distinct properties.

US Pat. No. 10,188,486

DENTAL IMPRESSION, DRILLING TEMPLATE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RELATIVE LOCATION FOR CREATING A DRILLING TEMPLATE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental positioning apparatus, comprising: a dental impression that includes:an underside having a negative form of at least one partial area of a jaw and at least one implant site located in the partial area of the jaw, and
a connecting part comprising a recess formed in an upper surface of the dental impression, opposite the underside, in an area of the negative form of the implant site, wherein the connecting part has a longitudinal axis defined along a depth direction of the recess, and wherein a cross-sectional profile of the recess in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis is rotationally asymmetric about the longitudinal axis,
wherein the dental impression is formed from an impression compound capable of a first physical state, where the impression compound is a malleable solid, and a second physical state, where the impression compound is a non-malleable solid; anda positioning aid component that comprises a positioning aid component connecting partwherein a cross-sectional profile of the positioning aid component connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess, and
wherein a portion of the positioning aid component protrudes from the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression when inserted in the recess; and
a drill guide that includes a drill guide connecting part, wherein a cross-sectional profile of the drill guide connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess,
wherein an entire outer periphery of the positioning aid component connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression, andwherein an entire outer periphery of the drill guide connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression.
US Pat. No. 10,190,124

SUBSTITUTION MUTANT RECEPTORS AND THEIR USE IN A NUCLEAR RECEPTOR-BASED INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEM

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A method of modulating the expression of a gene in a host cell comprising the steps of:a) introducing into the host cell a gene expression modulation system comprising
i) a first polynucleotide that encodes a first polypeptide comprising: (1) a DNA-binding domain that recognizes a response element associated with a gene whose expression is to be modulated; and 2) a first nuclear receptor ligand binding domain; and
ii) a second polynucleotide that encodes a second polypeptide comprising: 1) a transactivation domain; and 2) a second nuclear receptor ligand binding domain;
wherein one of the first or second nuclear receptor ligand binding domains comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 wherein the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 has
a single amino acid substitution mutation at amino acid residue 20, 21, 48, 51, 58, 59, 61, 62, 92, 93, 95, 109, 120, 123, 125, 175, 223, 230, 234, or 238 of SEQ ID NO: 1;
b) introducing into the host cell a ligand;
wherein the gene to be modulated is a component of a gene expression cassette comprising:
i) a response element recognized by the DNA binding domain;
ii) a promoter that is activated by the transactivation domain; and
iii) a gene whose expression is to be modulated;
whereby upon introduction of the ligand into the host cell, expression of the gene of b) iii) is modulated.

US Pat. No. 10,194,495

METHOD FOR ADDRESSING MISALIGNMENT OF LEDS ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:mounting one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) on a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board having a first alignment feature;
optically sensing a position of the one or more LEDs mounted on the printed circuit board;
modifying the first alignment feature on the printed circuit hoard, based on the optical sensing of the position of the one or more LEDs, to form a modified alignment feature on the printed circuit board that modifies the space made available by the first alignment feature; and
aligning secondary optics with the one or more LEDs by mounting the printed circuit board on a support surface using the modified alignment feature such that a misalignment of the LEDs on the printed circuit board is offset by the modified alignment feature.

US Pat. No. 10,192,491

DATA DRIVER, ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A data driver for an organic light emitting display device, the data driver comprising:a precharging unit for supplying a precharging voltage to a pixel coupled to a data line;
a current sink unit for receiving a predetermined current from the pixel;
a voltage generator for resetting values of gray scale voltages using a compensation voltage generated when the predetermined current flows;
a digital-to-analog converter for selecting one gray scale voltage among the gray scale voltages as a data signal in response to a bit value of data supplied to the data driver from outside; and
a switching unit for supplying the data signal to the data line,
wherein the precharging unit is located between the digital-to-analog converter and the switching unit, and comprises:
a first transistor located between a precharging voltage source and the switching unit and for being turned on in a 0th period of each horizontal period; and
a second transistor located between the digital-to-analog converter and the switching unit and for being turned on in a second period of each horizontal period,
wherein each horizontal period includes the 0th period, a first period, and the second period.

US Pat. No. 10,191,212

EXPANDABLE LIGHT GUIDE FOR BACKLIGHT

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A backlight assembly comprising:a light guide plate having a pair of opposing edges;
a light guide spacer located rearward of the light guide plate and coupled to the light guide plate so as to be movable therewith;
a back pan located rearward of the light guide spacer; and
a sliding LED subassembly, the sliding LED subassembly comprising a connecting assembly, and a plurality of LEDs that are separated from the edge of the light guide by a gap of some distance, a portion of the connecting assembly of the LED subassembly located rearward of the back pan and coupled to the light guide spacer by an element that passes through a slot in the back pan such that the LED subassembly is movable with the light guide spacer and the distance between the LEDs and the edge of the light guide plate will remain the same during movement of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,194,563

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a power semiconductor module comprising a power semiconductor element configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current; and
a flow channel formation body on which the power semiconductor module is disposed,
wherein the power semiconductor module comprises a high thermal conductor which is disposed at a position between the semiconductor element and the flow channel formation body, and a sealing material that seals the power semiconductor element and the high thermal conductor,
the high thermal conductor comprises a fin protruding toward the flow channel formation body at a side of the flow channel formation body, and
a portion of the sealing material that surrounds and does not cover the high thermal conductor and a leading edge of the fin are on a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,194,516

HIGH ACCESS CONSUMABLES FOR A PLASMA ARC CUTTING SYSTEM

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma torch extender for a plasma arc cutting system, the plasma torch extender comprising:an elongated body including a semi-rigid, positionable flexible section having an axis extending between a first end and a second end, the flexible section having a length of at least six inches and sufficient stiffness and ductility to enable manipulation at any point along its axis to form a three-dimensional bent axis, the flexible section adapted to be poseable across a plurality of orientations including at least a first movement spanning at least 90 degrees, between the first end and the second end, such that when manipulated the three-dimensional bent axis remains fixed;
a first connector at the first end of the elongated body directly connectible to a consumable set; and
a second connector at the second end of the elongated body directly connectible to a torch mount.

US Pat. No. 10,193,015

REDUCING OR ELIMINATING NANOPIPE DEFECTS IN III-NITRIDE STRUCTURES

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a III-nitride light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region; and
a III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor having a concentration that increases linearly across the III-nitride layer such that a concentration of acceptor is higher in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor closer to the light emitting layer than in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor further from the light emitting layer, the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor being positioned such that the n-type region is disposed between the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor and the light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,916

METHODS OF FABRICATING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICES HAVING FLAT MICROLENSES

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A method of fabricating a solid-state imaging device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements;
forming a color filter layer above the semiconductor substrate;
forming a lens material layer on the color filter layer;
forming a hard mask having a lens-shaped pattern on the lens material layer;
etching both the hard mask and the lens material layer to form a microlens with a flat top surface from the lens material layer and to leave a portion of the hard mask on the flat top surface of the microlens, wherein the etching of both the hard mask and the lens material layer is performed using a first dry-etching process using a fluorine-containing etchant; and
removing the portion of the hard mask that remains on the microlens.

US Pat. No. 10,191,826

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING AN ANTICIPATED DATA INTEGRITY CHECK

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for providing an anticipated data integrity check, the method comprising:generating a test message including an anticipated data integrity check value (ADICV), wherein the ADICV is computed using at least one expected value based on at least one expected modification to at least one actual value in the test message by at least one system under test (SUT), wherein the ADICV is computed and inserted in the test message prior to the test message being sent to the at least one SUT for modification;
sending the test message to the at least one SUT;
receiving, from the at least one SUT, a modified version of the test message, wherein the modified version of the test message includes the ADICV; and
determining whether the at least one SUT operates as expected by analyzing the modified version of the test message using the ADICV.

US Pat. No. 10,191,565

ALIGNING COORDINATE SYSTEMS OF TWO DEVICES BY TAPPING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus for aligning coordinate systems of interacting devices, the apparatus comprising:a first interface circuit configured to receive a first sensor signal from a first accelerometer of a head mounted display that is configured to display images in accordance with a first coordinate system, the first sensor signal representing a first impact on the head mounted display responsive to tapping of the head mounted display and a controller;
a second interface circuit configured to receive a second sensor signal from a second accelerometer of the controller that is configured to receive at least one user input associated with a second coordinate system, the second coordinate system misaligned with the first coordinate system prior to the tapping, the second sensor signal representing a second impact on the second device responsive to the tapping; and
a processor configured to:
determine a direction of the first impact represented by the first sensor signal;
determine a direction of the second impact represented by the second sensor signal; and
adjust at least one of the first coordinate system of the head mounted display or the second coordinate system of the controller according to the direction of the first impact and the direction of the second impact to reduce misalignment of the second coordinate system with the first coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 10,189,149

RETENTION APPARATUS FOR PORTIONS OF ADJUSTABLE WRENCH

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A restraint apparatus, the apparatus comprising:at least one restraint device attached to at least one part of an adjustable wrench to limit the displacement of a broken portion of the adjustable wrench relative to the adjustable wrench after the adjustable wrench fractures, the adjustable wrench comprises:
a handle having a handle end and a flat serrated jaw surface;
an L-shaped movable jaw having a hook portion, a lever arm, and a serrated jaw, the lever arm having a terminal end; and
a projection extending from the handle having a tunnel therein for accepting the lever arm of the L-shaped movable jaw;
wherein the restraint device includes a strip of material that extends around the lever arm and the hook portion of the L-shaped movable jaw.
US Pat. No. 10,189,896

ANTIBODY TO GDF8 AND USES THEREOF

PFIZER INC., New York, N...

1. A method of detecting GDF-8 in a sample, comprising contacting a sample suspected of containing GDF-8 with a capture reagent and detecting GDF-8 in said sample, wherein the capture reagent is an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds GDF-8 comprising an antibody variable heavy (VH) region comprising the first, second and third complementarity determining regions (CDRs) from the VH region defined by the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14 or SEQ ID NO:17, and an antibody variable light (VL) region comprising the first, second and third CDRs from the VL region defined by the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16 or SEQ ID NO:18.

US Pat. No. 10,194,527

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board comprising:a first sheet member including a first main surface having a terminal portion formed thereon;
a second sheet member having a main surface and stretchability higher than that of the first sheet member, and joined to the first sheet member;
the main surface of the second sheet member opposed to the main surface of the first sheet member includes a stretchable wiring portion which is a printed pattern including a resin binder and a conductive material, wherein the stretchable wiring portion directly contacts the terminal portion between the first sheet member and the second sheet member, and
wherein the stretchable wiring portion is a series of layers from the terminal portion to an area on the second sheet member that does not overlap with the first sheet member, and the stretchable wiring portion has a constant width when viewed from above.

US Pat. No. 10,194,512

NETWORK LIGHT SWITCH WITH MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL INTERFACE PORT

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A network device comprising:a housing configured to be mounted into a wall, wherein the housing includes a room-facing side and a wall-facing side, and wherein the housing includes electrical connections for coupling with a line power;
a cover including a room-facing surface and a wall-facing surface, wherein the wall-facing surface of the cover is configured to be removably attached to the room-facing side of the housing;
an electronic display located on the room-facing surface of the cover; and
a processor electrically coupled with the electronic display, wherein the processor is configured to perform operations including:
outputting a representation of an electronic device on the electronic display, wherein the electronic device is associated with a state;
receiving input corresponding to a selection of the electronic device;
receiving input corresponding to a modification of the state of the electronic device; and
transmitting a signal corresponding to an instruction to modify the state of the electronic device, wherein receiving the instruction at the electronic device causes the electronic device to modify the state according to the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,227

WAVEGUIDE TRANSITION STRUCTURE FOR RECEIVING SATELLITE SIGNALS

MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLO...

1. A low noise block down-converter with a waveguide transition structure for receiving satellite signals, comprising:a feed horn structure having at least a first waveguide extending along a first direction;
a housing having at least a second waveguide extending along a second direction and communicating with the first waveguide, wherein the second direction is substantially not in parallel to the first direction; and
a circuit board positioned within the housing, wherein the circuit board has a receiving pin configure to receive microwave signals propagating in the second waveguide;
wherein the housing comprises a first transforming structure configured to guide the microwave signals from the first waveguide to the second waveguide;
wherein the first transforming structure has a first portion in the feed horn structure and a second portion in the depression.

US Pat. No. 10,194,559

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. An electronic apparatus which is directly cooled through immersion in a cooling liquid filled in a cooling system, in which:the electronic apparatus is stored in each of a plurality of arrayed storage sections of the cooling system;
the cooling system includes a cooling tank having an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls, the plurality of storage sections defined by dividing the open space with a plurality of inner partitioning walls arranged in the cooling tank, and an inflow opening and an outflow opening for the cooling liquid that are formed at each of the plurality of arrayed storage sections;
the inflow opening is formed in a bottom portion or a side surface of the storage sections, and the outflow opening is formed in a vicinity of the liquid level of the cooling liquid which circulates through a respective one of the storage sections;
the electronic apparatus comprising:
a first board having a first surface on which at least one processor is mounted, and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a second board having a third surface that faces the second surface of the first board;
a flow channel formed as a gap between the second surface of the first board and the third surface of the second board; and
a plurality of spacers and a plurality of screws for retaining the gap, wherein each of the screws penetrates through the first board, the second board, and the spacers for fixation,
wherein:
the first board or the second board includes at least one connector,
the connector is electrically coupled with a power source line or a signal line provided for a pair of board retainers which retain any one or both of the first board and the second board in the respective one of the storage sections.

US Pat. No. 10,194,494

MICROWAVE COOKING DEVICE

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., F...

1. A microwave cooking device, comprising:a shell defining an air inlet and an air outlet therein;
a filter screen disposed at the air outlet; and
a ventilation grid assembly comprising:
a body defining a through hole therein and disposed on an outer surface of the shell, the through hole being opposite to the filter screen;
a cover plate disposed on the body and moveable between an open position where the through hole is opened by the cover plate and a closed position where the through hole is closed by the cover plate, wherein the cover plate defines a positioning hole and a snapping groove therein;
a first support disposed at a bottom wall of the through hole;
a positioning column defining a first end disposed on the first support and a second end which is a free end and is fitted within the positioning hole, the cover plate being rotatable relative to the second end of the positioning column;
a second support and a third support disposed at the bottom wall of the through hole and spaced apart from each other; and
a positioning pin defining a first end disposed on the second support and a second end disposed on the third support, and snap-fitted within the snapping groove, the cover plate being rotatable relative to the positioning pin.

US Pat. No. 10,194,021

METHOD, MEDIUM FOR OBTAINING CALL RECORDS OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for obtaining call records of a mobile terminal that are missed during the mobile terminal is offline or shutdown, the method comprising:sending, after the mobile terminal is recovered from offline or shutdown, a record obtaining message to a server, the record obtaining message comprising a starting time and an ending time of the offline or shutdown of the mobile terminal and a telephone number of the mobile terminal;
obtaining, according to the record obtaining message, one or more outgoing call records of contacts associated with the telephone number of the mobile terminal from the server;
obtaining, from the outgoing call records of the contacts, a missed incoming call record of the mobile terminal; and
inserting the missed incoming call record into call records of the mobile terminal according to a call time of the missed incoming call.

US Pat. No. 10,192,034

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL STRATEGY FOR THERAPEUTIC PHARMACIES

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method for integrated management of stratification and clinical scoring of patients with a three tiered architecture to route a prescription for a tangible prescription drug to an appropriate pharmacy, comprising:receiving, at a first processor of an analytic engine, a pharmaceutical prescription associated with a patient remote from a prescriber device and a pharmacy device;
converting the received pharmaceutical prescription to a warehouse server request using an intermediate server;
downloading, on a second processor remote from the pharmacy device using the warehouse server request, a first set of rules, a second set of rules, a medical record and a plurality of prescription claims for the patient, wherein downloading includes accessing a central fact table that links to a plurality of physical claim tables, the central fact table storing having a reduced data set related to plurality of prescription claims for the patient and reference pointers, the plurality of physical claim tables including a client subject table storing client reference data, a drug table storing drug reference data, a patient table storing patient reference data, and a provider table storing practitioner reference data, wherein the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, and the provider table;
analyzing with the first set of rules, on the second processor remote from the pharmacy device, the medical record and the plurality of prescription claims accessed through the central fact table from at least the drug table and the patient table to stratify the patient into a disease category, wherein the first set of rules to have the central fact table to access at least one of the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, the provider table or combinations thereof to display dynamically at least one of a plurality of service type selections and routing a prescription;
dynamically scoring, on the second processor using the second set of rules, a patient clinical score based on the plurality of prescription claims, the medical record, formulary information, and patient health insurance information from the drug table and the patient table, along with an indication of risk for the patient taking a medication associated with the pharmaceutical prescription;
storing the patient clinical score remote from the pharmacy device in a warehouse server;
routing, from a third processor using a third set of rules, the pharmaceutical prescription to a therapeutic pharmacy among a network of therapeutic pharmacies based on the disease category and the patient clinical score, each therapeutic pharmacy within the network of therapeutic pharmacies being established in accordance with a particular disease category for the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription to fill and dispense a drug for the pharmaceutical prescription, wherein routing includes:
dynamically monitoring a workload of each therapeutic pharmacy in the network of therapeutic pharmacies and each worker in the therapeutic pharmacy,
computing a utility score of the therapeutic pharmacy based on the dynamically monitored workload, wherein the utility score represents a current work load, time to complete a candidate schedule, and value of filling prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy, wherein the value of filling prescription represents a productivity rate to perform operations of filling pharmaceutical prescription under the current work load, and the candidate schedule, and
dynamically optimizing a prescription fulfillment using the utility score and the clinical score to assign the pharmaceutical prescription to the therapeutic pharmacy; and
filling and dispensing a tangible drug for the pharmaceutical prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription using a protocol for the particular disease category and a prescribed drug in which the therapeutic pharmacy has established the protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,191,171

VARIABLE BUOYANCY CONTROL AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. An apparatus comprising:a seismic cable system configured to acquire seismic data, the seismic cable system having a cable jacket;
a reservoir for ballast fluid;
a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the ballast fluid between the reservoir and the seismic cable system during acquisition of the seismic data, wherein the ballast fluid is transferred to the seismic cable system within the cable jacket;
a controller configured to adjust a buoyancy of the seismic cable system responsive to the transfer of the ballast fluid;
a modular housing disposed about the reservoir and the fluid transfer mechanism, wherein the modular housing is configured for mounting coaxially along the seismic cable system, wherein the modular housing is configured for coupling about the outer jacket of the seismic cable system; and
a port configured for transferring the ballast fluid from the reservoir through an outer diameter of the cable jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,189,106

REDUCED ENERGY WELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system comprising:power conversion circuitry configured to convert incoming power from a source to welding power;
control circuitry coupled to the power conversion circuitry and configured to:
compute command signals via a control process to control the welding power output by the power conversion circuitry in a welding operation, the control process comprising closed loop control of voltage, detection of a predetermined rate of change of a welding parameter, suspension of the closed loop control of voltage and implementation of a current recess based at least in part on detection of the predetermined rate of change of the welding parameter, followed by resumption of closed loop control of voltage after termination of the current recess; and
during the current recess, continue to compute the command signals that would have been applied to the power conversion circuitry but for the current recess, without applying the computed command signals to the power conversion circuitry during the current recess.

US Pat. No. 10,188,242

PARTITIONABLE PAPER PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A partitionable folded napkin product comprising:a base sheet having a basis weight of at least about 31 g/sq. meter;
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one fold in the machine direction; and
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one perforation line in the machine direction, MD;
wherein a ratio of a CD tensile strength of the paper to the tensile strength of a MD perforation line is from about 30% to about 70%; and
wherein at least one perforation line in the machine direction and the at least one fold in the machine direction are coextensive.

US Pat. No. 10,194,558

GAME CONTROLLER AND SECURE ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

QUIXANT PLC, Cambridgesh...

1. A system comprising:an enclosure including two compartments wherein a first compartment is accessed via a door including a locking mechanism and wherein a second compartment is secured via a cover;
a game control unit, disposed within the first compartment of the enclosure, including a frame, two heat dissipation units coupled to the frame, a plurality of electrical circuit boards forming a game controller, coupled to an outside of the heat dissipation units adjacent to walls of the enclosure,
wherein the game controller includes a CPU, GPU, RAM, BIOS and a mass storage device storing game software and wherein the game controller executes the game software to control a wager-based game played on an electronic gaming machine;
a first fan disposed within the second compartment; and
a first plurality of apertures, between the first compartment and the second compartment, which allow air driven by the first fan, to move between the first compartment and the second compartment to cause heat from the heat dissipation units to be removed from the first compartment;
wherein the heat dissipation units in the first compartment are disposed adjacent to a first side of the first plurality of apertures such, such that when the door to the first compartment is locked via the locking mechanism and the cover and the first fan is removed from the second compartment for servicing the first fan, the game controller is not exposed to tampering allowing the first fan to be serviced by a service technician without a presence of security personnel.

US Pat. No. 10,192,805

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE AND ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING LAYERS IN SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a semiconductor wafer having at least one semiconductor device integrated in a first device layer;
a thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer on a front side of said semiconductor wafer, said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer between said first device layer and a second device layer;
at least one passive device situated on said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer and in said second device layer;
wherein said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer is configured to dissipate heat from said at least one semiconductor device integrated in said first device layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,169

DISTRIBUTED SEISMIC NODE COMPUTING

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic survey method comprising:acquiring seismic sensor data with an array of seismic receivers deployed in a survey area, each seismic receiver comprising a seismic sensor for acquiring the seismic sensor data, a clock, a local controller and local memory, wherein the seismic sensor data characterize a seismic wavefield proximate the respective seismic receivers in the survey area;
associating the seismic sensor data with timing information from the respective clocks;
generating quality control data for the seismic sensor data acquired by each seismic receiver, the quality control data generated by the local controllers on each seismic receiver based on the respective seismic sensor data and associated timing information; and
generating a seismic data flow for recording in the local memory of each of the seismic receivers, each seismic data flow comprising the quality control data generated by the respective local controller, the seismic sensor data and the associated timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,438

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM SHARING

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A system for sharing a shared first frequency band comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
receiving a request for use of the first frequency band from a first transceiving system operating at least partially in the first frequency band;
in response to receiving the request for use of the first frequency band, determining one or more second transceiving systems that are within a coverage area of the first transceiving system and that operate at least partially in the first frequency band, wherein at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems is communicating with at least one device using the first frequency band; and
sending a request to at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems to cease at least transmission in the first frequency band and to hand off connections with the at least one device to a third transceiving system operating in a second frequency band so that the at least one device continues communicating via the second frequency band after the at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems ceases at least transmission in the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,192,787

METHODS OF FABRICATING CONTACTS FOR CYLINDRICAL DEVICES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of forming a contact, comprising:at an annular device composed of a core and a plurality of layers that surround the core in succession, the plurality of layers including a first layer and a second layer, wherein the core and the second layer are separated by the first layer:
depositing a coating on a surface of the annular device, the surface including the core and the plurality of layers;
determining relative heights of the core, the first layer, and the second layer;
in accordance with a determination that the second layer has the largest relative height:
performing a first removal of the coating to expose the second layer;
depositing a first metal on the second layer;
performing a second removal of the coating to expose the core; and
depositing a second metal on the core;
in accordance with a determination that the core has the largest relative height:
etching a portion of the coating to expose the core; and
forming a first terminal by depositing a conductive material, wherein the conductive material contacts the exposed core and the first input terminal extends radially outward from the annular device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,377

MOVABLE BARRIER OPERATOR CONFIGURED FOR REMOTE ACTUATION

ELIKA ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC...

1. A method performed by an onboard computer on a vehicle for controlling a movable barrier, comprising:receiving a communication initiated by a movable barrier operator, the communication including an invitation from a movable barrier operator to join a local wireless network of the movable barrier operator;
sending a request to join the local wireless network, wherein the request includes a unique identifier associated with an authorized user;
launching an application in response to receiving the invitation, the application for requesting a user input associated with actuation of the movable barrier;
detecting whether the onboard computer has joined the local network; and
automatically generating a movable barrier actuation command in response to the vehicle onboard computer joining the local wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,192,282

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSLUCENCY CALCULATION

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An information processing device comprising:a translucency cache memory configured to store a translucency value for rendering a translucent image of one of a band image and a rectangular image;
a double data rate (DDR) image memory configured to store a multi-valued image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image
a memory control circuit connected to the translucency cache memory and the DDR image memory via different respective connections;
a translucent image rendering circuit configured to render the translucent image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image, using the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory and the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory;
a page group processing circuit configured to execute translucency calculation on the one of the band image and the rectangular image based on the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory, the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory, and fixed values corresponding to a recording medium;
a color conversion circuit configured to execute a color conversion process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the translucency calculation; and
a halftone processing circuit configured to execute a halftone process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the color conversion process,
wherein the memory control circuit is configured to control reading and writing of the translucency value in the translucency cache memory and reading and writing of the multi-valued image in the DDR image memory via the different respective connections, the translucency value has an information amount less than an information amount of the multi-valued image, the translucency value is read and written more frequently than the multi-valued image, and the translucency value takes less time to be read than the multi-valued image.

US Pat. No. 10,191,781

CLASSIFICATION BASED AUTOMATED INSTANCE MANAGEMENT

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method for commissioning and decommissioning an application instance on a computer, the method comprising:receiving, via a processor, a request to commission an application instance on the computer, the request including a classification metric for the application instance, wherein the classification is indicative of whether the application instance is an internal instance or an external instance, an operational environment for the application instance, an operational type for the application instance, or a combination thereof;
automatically commissioning, via the processor, the application instance based at least in part on the classification metric;
automatically monitoring, via the processor, the application instance based on the classification metric by determining whether the application instance has been extended or whether the application instance has expired;
automatically decommissioning, via the processor, the application instance when the application instance has expired, wherein automatically decommissioning the application instance comprises:
identifying and evaluating one or more decommissioning policies associated with the classification metric;
archiving the application instance, comprising generating a backup of the application instance for storage in an online backup system or at an offline backup facility; and
reclaiming resources utilized by the application instance, comprising deleting application instance data from one or more data storage systems, removing records associated with the application instance data from one or more databases, and updating an inventory tracking system to indicate that the resources are available or unassigned.

US Pat. No. 10,191,757

SEAMLESS ADDRESS REASSIGNMENT VIA MULTI-TENANT LINKAGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system having a processor, and storage media with computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed by the processor, performs a method for deploying a pool of computing devices from a staged environment to a production environment, the system comprising:a first pool of two or more virtual machines associated with a single virtual Internet protocol address configured to provide a first version of a service;
a second pool of two or more virtual machines associated with the single virtual Internet protocol address configured to provide a second version of the service,
wherein the first pool of two or more virtual machines running the first version of a service and the second pool of two or more virtual machines running the second version of the service are simultaneously active to receive a request; and
a load-balancing component configured to:
1) receive from a client device a request for the service addressed to the single virtual Internet protocol address,
2) apply a routing policy that facilitates a testing of the second version of the service running on the second pool of two or more virtual machines, and
3) based on the routing policy, route the request to the second pool of two or more machines.

US Pat. No. 10,191,411

REMAINING TONER CONVEYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A remaining toner conveying apparatus comprising:an introducing portion configured to introduce a developer remaining on an image bearing member without being transferred; and
a conveying portion configured to convey the developer introduced by the introducing portion toward a discharge portion, the conveying portion conveying the developer so that a conveyance amount of the developer per predetermined time in a first conveyance path is less than a conveyance amount per the predetermined time of the developer in a second conveyance path which is downstream of the first conveyance path in a direction of the conveying,
wherein the conveying portion is configured such that a conveying speed of the developer in the first conveyance path is a speed for conveying the toner introduced by the introducing portion and polishing the surface of the image bearing member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,798

AIR DEFLECTOR DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

10. An air conditioner, comprising a case, a driving device and an air deflector device, the air deflector device comprising:an air deflector provided with rotating shaft inserting channels; and
a rotating shaft system;
wherein
one end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a first connecting part configured to connect with the driving device, and the other end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a second connecting part configured to connect with the case of the air conditioner;
the rotating shaft system comprises at least two air deflector rotating shaft;
every adjacent two rotating shafts are connected through a connecting rod;
each air deflector rotating shaft comprises:
an inserting plate configured to be inserted into and clamped in the corresponding rotating shaft inserting channel in such a manner that the inserting plate is immovable relative to the rotating shaft inserting channel when the air deflector is in operation, and
a bent part; and
one end of the bent part is provided with a fitting portion matching with the connecting rod, and the other end of the bent part is fixedly connected with the inserting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,243

METHOD OF PREPARING OF NATURAL GRAPHENE CELLULOSE BLENDED MELTBLOWN NONWOVEN FABRIC

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A method of preparing natural graphene cellulose blended meltblown nonwoven fabric, which comprises the following steps:(a) combining a graphite powder with a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a first compound selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), perchloric acid (HClO4), hydrogen iodide (HI), hydrofluoric acid (HF), and nitric acid (HNO3), then stirring for 30 minutes in an ice bath environment;
(b) adding a solution comprising 1 to 20 wt. % potassium permanganate (KMnO4) to the product of step (a), stirring for 1 to 2 hours, and adding distilled water, wherein the potassium permanganate solution is continuously added until reaction of the potassium permanganate and the product of step (a) and the distilled water is complete;
(c) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the product of step (b), wherein the hydrogen peroxide solution is added until reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the product step (b) is complete and the mixture becomes green, then filtering the green solution into a cake;
(d) rinsing the cake of step (c) with a solution comprising 5 wt. % hydrochloric acid (HCl) to remove sulfate ions, then washing the cake with distilled water;
(e) drying the cake of step (d) in an oven at 40° C. for 2 hrs to obtain a dried solid graphite oxide;
(f) adding distilled water to the dried solid graphite oxide of step (e), wherein the distilled water is added up to 200 mls per 0.06 to 1.0 g of the dried solid graphite oxide, then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 minutes to obtain a graphite oxide solution having a graphite oxide concentration of 0.03 wt. % to 0.5 wt. %;
(g) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a second compound selected from the group consisting of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), potassium borohydride (KBH4), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium citrate (C6H5Na3O7) to the graphite oxide solution of step (f), then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes, wherein in the resulting solution, the ratio of graphene oxide to the second compound is 1:1 to 1:5 by weight;
(h) filtrating the product of step (g), washing the filtrate with water 3 to 5 times to remove the second compound, then back-filtrating to obtain a graphene solution;
(i) adding the graphene solution of step (h) to a slurry solution formed by mixing a pulp with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and a stabilizer in an expansion dissolving tank, then mixing at 60 to 80° C., wherein the graphene solution of step (h) is added in a ratio of 0.11 to 5.0 wt. %, the pulp is selected from the group consisting of wood pulp, cotton pulp, bamboo pulp and a mixture of cotton and bamboo pulp, the pulp comprises ?-cellulose in an amount of 65% or more with a polymerization degree of 500 to 1500; and the NMMO has a concentration of 50% to 78%;
(j) removing water from the product of step (i) using a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) and heating at 80 to 130° C., wherein the water is removed to 5% to 13% within 5 minutes and the cellulose is dissolved to form a spinning dope, and the amount ratio of each component among the components comprised in the dope is: water (H2O) 5% to 15%, N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) 70% to 90%, and cellulose 5% to 15%;
(k) squeezing the spinning dope of step (j) from a spinning orifice using a meltblown process to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand and piling into a fibrous network structure on a collector, which comprises pressuring the spinning dope by a metering pump, filtrating and degassing by a continuous filter (CPF), transporting the spinning dope into a spinning tank, continuously blowing hot air into the spinning orifice and outputting an air stream from the area surrounding the spinning orifice, forcing the spinning dope to be molten and squeezed to the outside of the spinning orifice to form a uniform natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand, and piling the filament strand onto a fibrous network structure on a collector; and
(l) spraying a water mist to force the natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand of step (k) into a coagulation liquid, solidifying, regenerating and washing the filament strand, and water needle punching, drying, oiling and coiling the filament strand to form a natural graphene cellulose blended meltblown nonwoven fabric, wherein the concentration of the coagulation liquid is between 2.0% to 10.0%, and after washing, the amount of residual NMMO solvent is less than 0.1%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,013

STAIN COMPOSITION

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A stain composition comprising:an inert suspension including
an aqueous carrier liquid:
at least one anti-ticking agent having a concentration in the stain composition ranging from about 3.0% by weight, based on an entire weight of the stain composition;
at least one colorant; and
at least one surfactant configured to at least partially suspend the at least one anti-ticking agent in the carrier liquid;
wherein the stain composition is used with soft and porous substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,189,970

METHOD FOR GRANULATING POLYMERS AND PRODUCT PRODUCED BY THIS METHOD

COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM,...

1. A method for granulating polymers from ground post-consumer materials, wherein said method comprises a step of:extracting dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters present within said polymers;
wherein said extracting step comprises the step of adding a fluid or mixture of fluids in an extruder which solubilizes said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters or entrains them, at least one of said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters so extracted being evacuated under atmospheric pressure or under vacuum during extrusion before passing into an extrusion head;
wherein said fluid is at least one of water or a mixture containing water, introduced into said extruder at a pressure greater than that present in said extruder;
wherein 60 g of water or more is added per kg of extruded material; and
wherein said method further comprises a step of granulating said polymers after passing through a die of said extrusion head;
wherein said method is used to extrude a polymer that is used for molding a part, that, after coating, has a maximum in the appearance areas of visible parts of 4 faults of type grains, craters, or particles, per m2, of size greater than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,855

PRODRUGS OF FUMARATES AND THEIR USE IN TREATING VARIOUS DISEASES

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method of treating a multiple sclerosis or psoriasis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (Ib):
wherein:
A?is a pharmaceutically acceptable anion;
R1 is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl;
La is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl linker,
R3? is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl; and
R2 and R3 are each, independently, H, unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-C6 alkenyl, or unsubstituted C2-C6 alkynyl.
US Pat. No. 10,189,972

MOLDING MATERIAL

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A shaving razor comprising:a blade cartridge unit having at least one blade; and
a handle having a frame and a blade cartridge connecting assembly operatively connected to the frame and the blade cartridge unit, the blade cartridge connecting assembly comprising:
a docking station releasably attached to the blade cartridge unit
a pod operably coupled to the frame to rotate relative to the frame, and;
an ejector button, wherein the blade cartridge connecting assembly is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation that is substantially perpendicular to the frame and wherein the blade cartridge unit is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation that is substantially parallel to the blade and substantially perpendicular to the handle.
US Pat. No. 10,190,000

SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING A PLURALITY OF COATING COMPOSITIONS HAVING PREDETERMINED VOC CONTENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SUCH SYSTEMS

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A three-component system for producing a plurality of coating compositions, the plurality of coating compositions having a predetermined VOC content, the three-component system comprising the following components that are stored separate from one another:1) a binder solution comprising a resin and a solvent;
2) reducer consisting of at least 96 wt.-% solvent and optionally a resin; and
3) least three temperature adjusters 3a), 3b), and 3c), which are stored separate from one another, wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters comprises a resin and has the predetermined VOC content or less, and wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters comprises a different solvent or a different amount of a solvent compared to the others of the at least three temperature adjusters,
whereby a coating composition formed from a mixture of components 1) and 2) and one of the at least three temperature adjusters 3a)-3c) is configured for application within a different ambient temperature range,
wherein temperature adjuster 3a) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is configured for application within a first temperature range having a first lower temperature and a first upper temperature, wherein temperature adjuster 3b) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is designed for application within a second temperature range having a second lower temperature that is greater than the first lower temperature and a second upper temperature that is greater than the first upper temperature, and wherein temperature adjuster 3c) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is designed for application within a third temperature range having a third lower temperature that is greater than the second lower temperature and a third upper temperature that is greater than the second upper temperature, and
wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters 3a)-3c) has no less than 1 wt. % solids based on a total weight of the temperature adjuster and no more than 14 wt. % solids based on the total weight of the temperature adjuster.

US Pat. No. 10,194,553

SELECTIVELY INSTALLABLE AND REMOVABLE AUXILIARY WIRING DEVICE FOR I/O MODULE

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA ...

1. A modular I/O device comprising:a terminal base including a terminal block, said terminal block comprising a plurality of wiring connectors adapted for connection to associated field device wires;
an auxiliary wiring device comprising a plurality of auxiliary wiring connectors adapted for connection to associated field device wires, said auxiliary wiring device selectively physically connectable to said terminal base in an operative position and selectively physically removable from said terminal base;
wherein said terminal block comprises a receiver and said auxiliary wiring device comprises a body including at least one mounting tab that projects outwardly from the body, wherein said at least one mounting tab is located in said receiver when said auxiliary wiring device is connected to said terminal base;
said receiver of said terminal block comprising an open pocket into which said at least one mounting tab is inserted when said auxiliary wiring device is connected to said terminal base;
said terminal base further comprising at least one catch, and said body of said auxiliary wiring device further comprising at least one latch arm that is adapted to mate with and engage said at least one catch when said auxiliary wiring device is physically connected to said terminal base in said operative position.

US Pat. No. 10,194,544

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR MEDIA PLAYERS

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system configured to couple an electronic device to a wall, the mounting system comprising:a base having a backside configured to face inward towards the wall and a frontside configured to face outward away from the wall;
a first sidewall and a second sidewall that are coupled to the base, are configured to protrude away from the wall, and are configured to secure the electronic device to the base; and
a first protrusion,
wherein the base comprises a first side coupled to the first sidewall, a second side located opposite the first side and coupled to the second sidewall, a third side having a third sidewall oriented within plus or minus 20 degrees of perpendicular to the first and second sidewalls, and a fourth side located opposite the third side and configured to enable inserting the electronic device at least partially into the mounting system between the first and second sidewalls,
wherein the first protrusion has an outermost portion located between the first and second sidewalls, the outermost portion is coupled to the base by a spring such that a neutral position of the outermost portion is located in an insertion path of the electronic device such that inserting the electronic device pushes the outermost portion inward while the outermost portion applies an outward force on the electronic device, and the first and second sidewalls are configured to resist the outward force of the first protrusion,
the mounting system further comprising a fourth sidewall located opposite the third sidewall and coupled to the base by a flex arm configured to bend to enable the fourth sidewall to move inward out of the insertion path of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,504

LIGHTING SYSTEM

1. A lighting system comprisingat least one light-emitting diode,
a monitoring output, at which a fault signal is present in the case of a defect in the light-emitting diode during operation of the lighting system,
a switch for switching a connection between a current source and the light-emitting diode, and
a comparator which is coupled with the monitoring output and the switch, wherein
the current source is disconnected from the light-emitting diode in an activated state of the switch, and
the comparator is configured to switch the switch into the activated state when the fault signal is present at the monitoring output.

US Pat. No. 10,194,225

STRAP ARM OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO PORT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a front rigid body;
a strap arm attached to a strap that secures the front rigid body to a user's head, the strap arm including:
a body portion defining a boss at a side of the body portion, the boss having an aperture, the boss rotatably connecting the strap arm to the front rigid body, the body portion further defining an audio passage to transmit sound from the aperture and an audio port to output the sound, the audio passage being defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port; and
a speaker positioned to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,938

OPERATING A NETWORK NODE

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method of operating a network node, the method comprising, at the network node, during setup of a communication session between a calling party and at least a called party:receiving a communication session setup request message from a calling party device associated with the calling party;
forwarding the received communication session setup request message to a forking proxy responsible for providing communication session forking services in relation to at least the called party;
receiving a first provisional response message from a first device, the first provisional response message comprising first session description protocol (SDP) data, wherein the first provisional response message is received from the first device in response to the forwarding of the received communication session setup request message to the forking proxy;
forwarding the first provisional response message on to the calling party device, the forwarded first provisional response message comprising at least a part of the first SDP data;
receiving a first provisional acknowledgement message from the calling party device and receiving a second provisional acknowledgement message from the first device, thereby enabling media data sent during setup of the communication session before the communication session is established to flow between the first device and the calling party device;
receiving a second provisional response message from a second device, the second provisional response message comprising second SDP data, wherein the second provisional response message is received from the second device in response to the forwarding of the received communication session setup request message to the forking proxy;
receiving an answer message which accepts the communication session setup request received in the communication session setup request message from the calling party device; and
forwarding the answer message to the calling party device, wherein the method further comprises:
in response to receipt of the second provisional response message, transmitting, during setup of the communication session, a first message to the calling party device, which offers to update the SDP data to at least a part of the second SDP data, before the answer message is transmitted to the calling party device;
receiving a second message from the calling party device which accepts the offer to update the SDP data to the at least part of the second SDP data;
responsive to receipt of the second message, removing the second SDP data from the second provisional response message, and
transmitting the second provisional response message from which the second SDP data has been removed to the calling party device; and
receiving a third provisional acknowledgement message from the calling party device and receiving a fourth provisional acknowledgement message from the second device, thereby enabling media data sent during setup of the communication session before the communication session is established to flow between the second device and the calling party device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,773

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTED NETWORK PACKET STATISTICS COLLECTION IN A TEST ENVIRONMENT

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for distributed network packet statistics collection in a test environment, the method comprising:instantiating first and second operations that implement different portions of a network packet statistics collection task on processing nodes implemented on different processors in a network packet statistics collection system;
utilizing an auto-discovery mechanism for the second operation to subscribe to a set of capabilities and identify the first operation as a matching operation, wherein utilizing the auto-discovery mechanism includes:
publishing a set of attributes from the first operation to a broker;
at the second operation, subscribing, by transmitting a message to the broker, to an operation having the set of attributes;
receiving, at the second operation and from the broker, notification of the matching operation, the notification including information for connecting to the first operation; and
establishing a channel between the first and second operations; and
executing the network packet statistics collection task, where the first and second operations perform the different portions of the network packet statistics collection task.

US Pat. No. 10,193,274

ELECTRONICS MODULE EXTRACTION FEEDBACK SYSTEM

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. An assembly for attaching and detaching a module to and from a base, the assembly comprising:a base, a module removably attachable to the base, and a feedback system;
the base comprising a rigid wall and the module comprising a housing defining an interior volume of the housing, the housing comprising a rigid outer wall, the housing wall relatively movable against the base wall when attaching and detaching the module to or from the base, the base wall and the housing wall cooperatively guiding said relative movement of the module with respect to the base along a first longitudinal axis;
the feedback system comprising a spring arm and a groove, the spring arm attached to one of the base wall and the housing wall, the groove in the other of the base wall and the housing wall, the spring arm being elastically deflectable from a neutral state of the spring arm, the spring arm comprising a follower at an end of the spring arm, the groove extending along a second longitudinal axis being parallel with the first axis when the base wall and the housing wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the groove being defined by a sidewall extending along the second axis, first and second spaced-apart cams extending into the groove from the sidewall;
the follower being received in the groove when the module wall and the base wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the follower moving in an insertion direction with respect to the groove when attaching the module to the base and moving in an extraction direction with respect to the groove when detaching the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the first cam and then moving against the second cam when detaching an attached module from the base wherein each cam deflects the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during detachment of the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the second cam and then moving against the first cam when attaching a detached module to the base wherein each cam displaces the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during attachment of the module to the base;
whereby deflection of the spring arm during attachment or detachment of the module generates tactile feedback to the operator of the relative position of the module with respect to the base during attachment or detachment of the module to or from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,192,984

DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES WITH STACKED GATES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. An annular device, comprising:a core composed of conductive material; and
a plurality of layers surrounding a sidewall of the core in succession, the plurality of layers comprising:
a first layer composed of dielectric material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the core,
a second layer composed of semiconductor material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the first layer,
a third layer composed of dielectric material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the second layer, and
a fourth layer composed of conductive material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the third layer;
wherein:
the core, the first layer, and the second layer correspond to a first transistor including a first input terminal; and
the second layer, the third layer, and the fourth layer correspond to a second transistor including a second input terminal;
the second layer is a common channel;
the first input terminal is coupled to the core, the first input terminal being configured to receive a first voltage for the first transistor;
the second input terminal is coupled to the fourth layer, the second input terminal being configured to receive a second voltage for the second transistor; and
the first input terminal and the second input terminal extend radially outward from the annular device, and wherein the first input terminal is aligned with the second input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,788

METHODS OF FABRICATING DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES WITH STACKED GATES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of fabricating a cylindrical device with aligned input terminals, comprising:providing a conductive core corresponding to a first transistor, and forming a plurality of cylindrical layers around the conductive core, including a first dielectric layer, a second layer, a third dielectric layer, and a fourth conductive layer corresponding to a second transistor;
forming a first input terminal coupled with the first transistor; and
forming a second input terminal coupled with the second transistor, wherein:
the first input terminal and the second input terminal extend radially outward from the cylindrical device, and
the first input terminal is vertically aligned with the second input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,827

RETINOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AS CHAPERONE-MEDIATED AUTOPHAGY MODULATORS AND USES THEREOF

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent, and a compound of formula (II), wherein formula (II) is
wherein
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R8 and R9 of formula (II) are independently H, hydroxyl, halogen, SH, NO2, CF3, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, OCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10,R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10,R11), N(R10,R11), or optionally substituted lower alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, COOH, COOR10, R10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R7 of formula (II) is H, hydroxyl, halogen, CF3, CN, OCF3, COOH, COOCH3, COOR10, COO(CH2)2Si(CH3)3, COOR10Si(CH3)3, NHCOCH3, C?C—CH2OH, C?C-R10-OH or optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroaralkyl, cyclic or heterocyclic; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, CH3, R10, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R10 and R11 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
X is CH2, C?O, NH, O, S or S?O; and Y is N or C;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,579

DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, configured for being mounted to an aircraft (for illuminating an aircraft environment, the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group,
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes,
wherein a selection of the operating mode depending on an acceleration of the aircraft in the aircraft frame of reference,
wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the acceleration of the aircraft over an acceleration consideration interval, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to determine a net acceleration direction from the acceleration of the aircraft over the acceleration consideration interval, wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the net acceleration direction.

US Pat. No. 10,188,986

ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTANT GENERATION WHILE DOSING DEF

PACCAR Inc, Bellevue, WA...

1. A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) doser, comprising:a DEF inlet configured to receive DEF, wherein the DEF includes a solution of urea and water;
a DEF outlet configured to spray DEF out of the DEF doser; and
an electrochemical cell located between the DEF inlet and the DEF outlet and couplable to a power source, wherein the electrochemical cell is configured such that, when DEF is flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet and when the electrochemical cell is coupled to the power source, the electrochemical cell causes an electrolytic reaction in the DEF flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet to produce gaseous products in the DEF flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet, and wherein the gaseous products comprise one or more of H2 or NH3, wherein the electrochemical cell comprises a compartment including a cathode and an anode electrode, wherein the compartment is configured to mix the gaseous products from the cathode and anode electrodes before the DEF outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,587

DENTAL COMPOSITION

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Dental composite comprising(i) a polymerizable composition obtainable by reacting a mixture comprising:
(a) x equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (I):

wherein
L? is an (l+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain in its backbone 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms and which may be substituted by one or more hydroxyl groups or groups COOL? wherein L? is a polymerizable moiety;
1 is an integer of from 1 to 3;
(b) y equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (IIa), (IIb) and/or (IIc):

wherein
n is an integer of from 1 to 3,
Y may be present or absent, and when present represents a carbonyl group;
Y? independently may be present or absent, represents a carbonyl group;
Rm which may be the same or different represent 1 to 3 substituents selected from halogen atoms, alkyl groups, and alkoxy groups, or wherein two Rm form together with the carbon atoms of the ring to which they are bonded an annelated aromatic ring; and
(c) z equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (III):

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
k is an integer of from 1 to 3, whereby
when k is 1, 2 or 3, then L is a (k+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms, and X is a carboxylic acid group, or a hydroxyl group bonded to an aromatic ring forming part of L; or
wherein 0.05?x/y?0.66, and 2y?fx?z?1.5(2y?fx),
wherein x, y, and z are the molar equivalents of components (a), (b) and (c) and f is the mean acid functionality of component (a):
wherein l is as defined in formula (I); andoptionally reacting the hydroxyl groups and/or carboxylic acid groups on L? of the reaction product of the mixture with a compound having a polymerizable double bond; and
(ii) a particulate filler.

US Pat. No. 10,188,189

CONNECTED CONTAINERS FOR RAZOR CARTRIDGES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A plurality of connected individual containers for a razor cartridge, comprising:a. a first individual container containing a first razor cartridge comprising:
i. a plastic container defining a storage region and having a perimeter around an entrance to the storage region, the container comprising a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a first end wall, a second end wall opposite the first end wall, a bottom wall extending between the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall and the second end wall, and a front flange extending outward from said first side wall at said perimeter and perpendicular to the first side wall, wherein the first razor cartridge is positioned within the storage region;
b. a second individual container containing a second razor cartridge comprising:
i. a plastic container defining a storage region and having a perimeter around an entrance to the storage region, the container comprising a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a first end wall, a second end wall opposite the first end wall, a bottom wall extending between the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall and the second end wall, and a front flange extending outward from said first side wall at said perimeter, wherein the second razor cartridge is positioned within the storage region;
c. a joint securing the front flange of the second individual container to the second side wall of the first individual container at the perimeter, the front flange of the second individual container extending beyond said second side wall of the first individual container and above the storage region of first individual container.
US Pat. No. 10,188,600

STABLE LIQUID ANTIBODY FORMULATION

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A liquid composition comprising;about 2.5 mg/ml to about 20 mg/ml of an anti-NGF antibody,
about 80 mg/ml to 85 mg/ml trehalose dihydrate,
about 9.0 mM to 10.0 mM histidine buffer,
about 0.05 mg/ml to 0.1 mg/ml disodium EDTA, and
about 0.01 mg/ml to 0.15 mg/ml polysorbate 20 (PS20),
wherein the pH of said composition is from 5.8 to 6.8, wherein the antibody comprises a heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, and a light chain variable region amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2.

US Pat. No. 10,194,555

SERVER SLIDING RAIL QUICK RELEASE MOUNTING STRUCTURE

GSLIDE CORPORATION, New ...

1. A server sliding rail quick release mounting structure, comprising two server sliding rail assemblies each consisting of an inner sliding rail, an intermediate sliding rail and an outer sliding rail, a connecting frame affixed to said intermediate sliding rail of each said server sliding rail assembly, at least one engagement plate and a horizontal insertion groove arranged on said outer sliding rail of each said server sliding rail assembly, a support bar set, a first quick release detachably connecting one end of said support bar set to said engagement plate and said horizontal insertion groove at said outer sliding rail of the other said server sliding rail assembly, and a second quick release detachably connecting an opposite end of said support bar set to said connecting frame at said intermediate sliding rail of one said server sliding rail assembly, said connecting frame comprising a connecting plate having one end thereof fixedly fastened to one end of the associating said intermediate sliding rail, a lug extended from said connecting plate and having a pivot hole wherein the server sliding rail quick release mounting structure further comprises:a connection plate comprising a first connection plate wall and a second connection plate wall connected at a right angle, said first connection plate wall fixedly connected to one end of said support bar set, said second connection plate wall having a top end thereof pivotally connected to a retaining element and an adjustment member;
said retaining element having a through hole pivotally connected to said second connection plate wall of said connection plate, a protruded engagement portion spaced above the through hole of said retaining element and adapted for engaging said adjustment member, and a finger gripping strip located at a top side thereof; and
said adjustment member comprising a base panel, opposing top and bottom panels respectively and perpendicularly extended from opposing top and bottom sides of said base panel, a middle part of said base panel pivotally connected to said connection plate and said retaining element, a top retaining slot located at a junction between said base panel and said top panel and a bottom retaining slot located on the junction between said base panel and said bottom panel, said top retaining slot and said bottom retaining slot being so arranged that when said adjustment member is rotated through 180°, said engagement portion of said retaining element is selectively engaged into said top retaining slot or said bottom retaining slot, said top panel and said bottom panel of said adjustment member further being pivotally connected to said first quick release.

US Pat. No. 10,194,490

WIRED GLAZING AND A PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A glazing, comprising:a ply of interlayer material;
a first busbar laid over the ply of interlayer material;
an adhesive layer between the first busbar and the ply of interlayer material, the adhesive layer bonding together the first busbar and the ply of interlayer material;
at least one heating wire laid over the first busbar;
an auxiliary busbar at least partly laid over the heating wire and at least partly laid over the first busbar;
and an auxiliary adhesive layer arranged where an edge of the auxiliary busbar extends beyond an edge of the first busbar;
wherein a solder layer suitable for melting in an autoclave covers at least part of a surface of the first busbar or the auxiliary busbar and is arranged to contact the heating wire;
wherein the auxiliary adhesive layer bonds the auxiliary busbar to the ply of interlayer material; and
wherein the solder layer covers both a surface of the first busbar in contact with the heating wire and an opposite surface of the first busbar, or wherein the solder layer covers both a surface of the auxiliary busbar in contact with the heating wire and anopposite surface of the auxiliary busbar.

US Pat. No. 10,194,241

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER PROTECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A loudspeaker protection system comprising an audio signal processing component that includes:first audio signal processing circuitry comprising a non-linear constraint filter that is configured to:
receive an audio signal;
receive one or more parameters of an excursion model of a loudspeaker from a model estimation component; and
generate a processed version of the audio signal corresponding to a constrained predicted excursion based on the one or more parameters of the excursion model; and
second audio signal processing circuitry configured to apply a gain change parameter to the audio signal prior the audio signal being received by the first audio signal processing circuitry, the gain change parameter being based on a temperature of a component of the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,193,728

TUNABLE PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method to provide tunable peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) frequency division multiplexing for transmission in a communication network, the method comprising:receiving an N-symbol transmission vector;
selecting k to obtain a particular PAPR at a receiver, wherein the selection of k is based on an acceptable value of the PAPR at the receiver, and wherein k is an integer value between 1 and N;
partitioning the N-symbol transmission vector into k equal partitions;
performing a fast Fourier transform (FFT) operation of size N/k on each of the k equal partitions of the N-symbol transmission vector;
generating an interleaving union of k different FFT results, wherein the interleaving union of the k different FFT results comprises N subcarriers, and wherein each of the N subcarriers includes information about N/k symbols;
mapping results of the interleaving union to M subcarriers, wherein N is a subset of M; and
generating a time-domain signal for transmission based on an M-point inverse FFT (IFFT) of the mapped M subcarriers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,676

PILOT ALLOCATION METHOD FOR MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM AND PILOT ALLOCATION APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method for a multi-antenna system, wherein the multi-antenna system comprises L cells, and each cell comprises a base station with M antennas and K single-antenna users, the method comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a first number of pilots to be allocated and a second number of training cycles at least according to a third number of users in each cell; and
determining a pilot allocation scheme of the each cell according to the first number of pilots to be allocated and the second number of training cycles;
the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprising:
determining first pilots allocated for users in the l-th cell used during each training cycle of the training cycles, and during each training cycle, allocating second pilots of at least the k-th user of the l-th cell to different users in other cells of the multi-antenna system,
wherein L, M and K are positive integers, l=(0, . . . , L?1), and k=(0, . . . , K?1),
wherein the first number of pilots to be allocated K? is a prime number not less than Kmax, and Kmax indicates the third number of users in a cell with most users in the multi-antenna system,
wherein the second number of training cycles B?Kmax,
wherein the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprises allocating pilots for users in the each cell according to the following:
andwherein Al is a pilot allocation matrix of the l-th cell, the [b,k] element of Al is an index corresponding to pilots allocated to the k-th user of the l-th cell during the b-th training cycle, and b=(0, . . . , B?1).

US Pat. No. 10,193,463

INSULATED DC/DC CONVERTER

VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROL...

1. An isolated DC/DC converter comprising an isolated circuit having:a first arm having a first switch, in series with a second switch;
a magnetic component having two primary circuits and a secondary circuit that are separated by at least one electrical isolation barrier, said magnetic component being configured so as, during the conversion of an input voltage of the isolated DC/DC converter into an output voltage, to operate as a transformer from the primary circuits to the secondary circuit and as an impedance that stores energy in the primary circuits, and in which:
the first arm comprises a first capacitance in series with the two switches and situated between the two switches,
one of said primary circuits, called the second primary circuit, is connected between a first end terminal of the first arm and the connection point, called the second connection point, between the second switch of the first arm and the first capacitance, the first end terminal of the first arm corresponding to the terminal of the first switch that is not connected to the first capacitance; and
the other primary circuit, called the first primary circuit, is connected between a second end terminal of the first arm and the connection point, called the first connection point, between the first switch and the first capacitance, the second end terminal of the first arm corresponding to the terminal of the second switch that is not connected to the first capacitance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,329

WAVE-MAKING MECHANISM

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A wave-making mechanism of a pool, comprising:a housing with inlet holes distributed in a rear portion and a plurality of side walls;
a motor positioned within the housing;
an external power supply operably coupled to the motor;
a motor control box operably connected to the external power supply;
an impeller driven by the motor;
an impeller housing covering the impeller and including rectifying holes;
a guiding cap coupled to a front end of the impeller housing and having a flared configuration;
an outlet cover coupled to a front end of the guiding cap and including a screen portion; and
a shut-off switch that comprises a switch head magnetically coupled to the housing and including a handle and a cord.

US Pat. No. 10,192,739

LAYERED SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE WITH REDUCED BOW HAVING A GROUP III NITRIDE LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IT

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A layered semiconductor substrate comprisinga) a monocrystalline first layer (1) containing at least 80% silicon and having a first thickness and a first lattice constant (a1), the first lattice constant (a1) being determined by a first dopant element and a first dopant concentration and
b) a monocrystalline second layer (2) containing at least 80% silicon and having a second thickness and a second lattice constant (a2), the second lattice constant (a2) being determined by a second dopant element and a second dopant concentration, the second layer (2) being in direct contact with the first layer, and
c) a monocrystalline third layer (4) comprising a group III nitride, such that the second layer is located between the first layer and the third layer,wherein the second lattice constant (a2) is larger than the first lattice constant (a1), wherein the crystal lattice of the first layer (1) and the second layer (2) are lattice-matched so that the second layer (2) is strained, and wherein the bow of the layered semiconductor substrate is in the range from ?50 ?m to 50 ?m, andwherein the first and second dopant elements are identical and have a smaller covalent atomic radius than silicon, or wherein the first and second dopant element is antimony, or wherein the first dopant element has a smaller covalent atomic radius than silicon and the second dopant element has a larger covalent atomic radius than silicon.

US Pat. No. 10,192,514

DISPLAY DEVICE

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising a display screen;
a color calibration module comprising a pivot end and a calibration end opposite to the pivot end, and
a sensor disposed on the calibration end,
wherein when the color calibration module rotates about the pivot end, the calibration end moves from a first position to a second position along a route unparallel to the display screen, and a distance between the second position and the display screen is shorter than a distance between the first position and the display screen, and
during the color calibration module rotates, a distance between the sensor and the pivot end is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,189,556

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR AIRCRAFT DOOR

1. A system for opening a door of an aircraft, the system comprising:a connection assembly adapted to connect the door to a fuselage section of the aircraft, the connection assembly including:
a main hinge pivotally connected to the fuselage section; and
a link assembly connecting the door to the main hinge and pivotally connected to the fuselage section, the link assembly including one member slidingly and pivotally connected to the door; and
a latch mechanism between the door and the main hinge, the latch mechanism being adapted to be actuated,
wherein the system is adapted to move the door upwardly and inwardly along a predetermined path without moving the main hinge through movement of the latch mechanism and, subsequently, to pivot the door around a virtual pivot point located outside of the aircraft by moving the main hinge once the door has reached an end of the predetermined path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,426

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING FPGA BOARD IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for operating a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board in a driverless vehicle, comprising:collecting driving scenario information on a driving scenario of the driverless vehicle;
determining, based on the driving scenario information, a speed at which the driverless vehicle executes a computing operation in the driving scenario wherein the computing operation is executed for realizing a function of the driverless vehicle, and is executed at different speeds in different driving scenarios;
comparing the speed with a speed threshold; and
switching a working mode of the FPGA board in the driverless vehicle for executing the computing operation to reduce power consumption of the FPGA board, in response to the speed being lower than the speed threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,188,653

DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE 2 INHIBITORS

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A method for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in humans comprising the step of administering to a human in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having the structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,643

COMPOSITIONS OF BUPRENORPHINE AND ? ANTAGONISTS

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method of treating a depressive disorder selected from major depressive disorder, chronic depression, severe unipolar recurrent major depressive episodes, dysthymic disorder, depressive neurosis and neurotic depression, melancholic depression, atypical depression, reactive depression, treatment resistant depression, seasonal affective disorder and pediatric depression; premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hot flashes, bipolar disorders or manic depression, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymic disorder comprising administering a composition comprising a 1:1 ratio by weight of buprenorphine to Compound-1 to a patient in need thereof, wherein Compound-1 has the structure:
US Pat. No. 10,191,380

COMPOSITION FOR RESIST PATTERNING AND METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN USING SAME

AZ Electronic Materials (...

1. A resist pattern treatment composition comprising:(A) a nitrogen-containing compound showing basicity when dissolved in water and having a boiling point of 48° C. or more, and said nitrogen-containing compound is selected from the group consisting of:polyvinylamine, polyvinylimidazole, polyallylamine, polydiallylamine, poly(allylamine-co-diallylamine) and polyethyleneimine;
(B) an anionic surfactant having a sulfo or carboxyl group, and
(C) water.

US Pat. No. 10,193,129

PARALLEL BATTERY MODULE

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A parallel battery module, comprising:a plurality of battery cells in parallel connection, each battery cell comprising:
a conducting top cover plate;
a first terminal that is assembled to be insulated from the conducting top cover plate;
a conducting connector that is electrically connected to the first terminal and insulated from the conducting top cover plate;
a second terminal that has an opposite polarity to the first terminal and is assembled to be electrically connected to the conducting top cover plate;
a bare cell that is electrically connected to the first terminal and the second terminal;
a fuse that is connected between the first terminal and the bare cell or connected between the second terminal and the bare cell; and
a conducting deformable piece that is electrically connected to the conducting top cover plate and is disposed below the conducting connector, wherein the conducting deformable piece deforms and becomes electrically connected to the conducting connector such that the first terminal and the second terminal are electrically connected to form an external short circuit when an internal gas pressure of a battery cell reaches a certain level;
a first current collection connector disposed on top of said plurality of battery cells and is electrically connected to the first terminals of said plurality of battery cells, wherein the first current collection connector comprises:
a plurality of first connection parts, a total number of the plurality of first connection parts being the same as a total number of the plurality of battery cells, each first connection part being electrically connected to the first terminal of a corresponding battery cell;
a first current collection part; and
one or more first fusing parts connected between the first current collection part and a corresponding first connection part for each of the plurality of first connection parts; and
a second current collection connector disposed on the top of said plurality of battery cells and is electrically connected to the second terminals of said plurality of battery cells,
wherein, when the conducting deformable piece of the battery cell deforms and is electrically connected to the conducting connector, an electrical connection between said battery cell and other battery cells of the plurality of battery cells is broken by blowing the one or more first fusing parts corresponding to said battery cell of the first current collection connector to electrically isolate said battery cell from the other battery cells.

US Pat. No. 10,193,068

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SPECIFICALLY DIMENSIONED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND TRANSISTOR ARRAY

DIS Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure satisfying a relation of L<5 ?m, the method comprising a process of forming a streak portion by performing transfer printing on a support using a release member which is provided with an ink streak portion for forming source and drain electrodes and has mold releasability, and baking the streak portion, to thereby form the source electrode constituted by a conductor and the drain electrode constituted by a conductor,wherein in the method of manufacturing the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure in which the source and drain electrodes obtained above, a semiconductor layer, an insulator layer, and a gate electrode constituted by a conductor are sequentially laminated in this order, when an electrode width of a narrowest portion in an electrode having a small electrode width out of the source electrode and the drain electrode, after the baking, in a laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure to be manufactured is set to A and a channel length thereof is set to L, the ink streak portion is provided so as to satisfy the condition of L/A?0.05;
wherein the ink streak portion is formed so that electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes, after baking, in the laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure become the same and both the electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes are set to be equal to or less than 100 nm; and
wherein all of the semiconductor layer, the insulator layer, and the gate electrode are formed by a method selected from the group consisting of an ink jet printing method, a screen printing method, a gravure printing method, a flexographic printing method, a gravure offset printing method, a relief offset printing method, a reverse printing method.

US Pat. No. 10,192,602

SMART CACHE DESIGN TO PREVENT OVERFLOW FOR A MEMORY DEVICE WITH A DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTER

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A memory device for storing data, the memory device comprising:a memory bank comprising a plurality of addressable memory cells configured in a plurality of segments wherein each segment contains N rows per segment, wherein the memory bank comprises a total of B entries, and wherein said memory cells are characterized by having a prescribed word error rate, E;
a pipeline comprising M pipestages and configured to process write operations of a first plurality of data words addressed to a given segment of said memory bank; and
a cache memory comprising Y number of entries, said cache memory associated with said given segment of said memory bank wherein said cache memory is operable for storing a second plurality of data words and associated memory addresses, and wherein further each data word of said second plurality of data words is either awaiting write verification associated with said given segment of said memory bank or is to be re-written into said given segment of said memory bank, and wherein said Y number of entries is based on said M, said N and said prescribed word error rate, E, to prevent overflow of said cache memory.

US Pat. No. 10,190,290

LOCK ASSEMBLY FOR A WEAR MEMBER

Bradken Resources Pty Lim...

1. A lock assembly for locking a wear member to excavation equipment, the assembly comprising first and second bodies configured to be assembled together in an assembled condition to form a lock, the lock being elongated in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the lock, the lock being adjustable between first and second configurations of the first and second bodies, wherein adjustment of the lock from the first configuration to the second configuration comprises translation of the first body with respect to the second body along a translation axis that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the lock to extend the lock in the direction of the lock's longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,189,603

PASSIVATION, PH PROTECTIVE OR LUBRICITY COATING FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGE, COATING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...

1. A filled package comprising: a vessel having a lumen defined at least in part by a wall, the wall having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface; a barrier coating or layer of SiOx, wherein x is from 1.5 to 2.9, from 2 to 1000 nm thick, the barrier coating or layer of SiOx having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the wall interior surface, the barrier coating or layer being effective to reduce the ingress of atmospheric gas into the lumen compared to an vessel without a barrier coating or layer; a passivation layer or pH protective coating of SiOxCy or SiNxCy wherein x is from about 0.5 to about 2.4 and y is from about 0.6 to about 3, the passivation layer or pH protective coating having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the interior surface of the barrier coating or layer, the passivation layer or pH protective coating being effective to increase the calculated shelf life of the package (total Si/Si dissolution rate); and a fluid composition contained in the lumen and having a pH between 4 and 10; wherein the calculated shelf life of the package is more than six months at a storage temperature of 4° C.; and wherein an FTIR absorbance spectrum of the passivation layer or pH protective coating has a ratio greater than 0.75 and at most 1.7, between the maximum amplitude of the Si—O—Si symmetrical stretch peak between about 1000 and 1040 cm?1, and the maximum amplitude of the Si—O—Si asymmetric stretch peak between about 1060 and about 1100 cm?1.

US Pat. No. 10,194,372

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

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A relaying device comprising:a network communication circuit for communicating with a terminal device via a network;
a processor for controlling communication with the terminal device; and
a memory in which a session table is provided, wherein
the network communication circuit receives an audio signal to which information designating the terminal device of a communication partner is attached from the terminal device,
the processor registers a communication session made up of the terminal device transmitting the audio signal and the terminal device designated by the designating information attached to the audio signal as participating terminals into the session table when the audio signal is received from the terminal device,
the processor transfers the audio signal received from the participating terminals including the audio signal to the participating terminals,
the processor mixes the audio signals and transmits the mixed audio signal to the participating terminals when the audio signals are received from two or more participating terminals at the same time,
the processor registers a new communication session made up of the terminal device transmitting the audio signal and the terminal device designated by the designating information as the participating terminals into the session table of the memory when the audio signal to which the designating information designating at least one of the terminal devices which is not included to the participating terminal of the communication session registered in the session table is received,
when the participating terminals of the newly registered communication session includes a participating terminal of another communication session registered beforehand, the processor deletes the terminal device which participates in both communication sessions from the communication session registered beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,193,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED BURST MODE DURING POWER CONVERSION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for converting DC input power into AC output power comprising:operating a DC-AC inverter in a continuous mode, while the DC input power is at a first level, wherein during the continuous mode the DC input power is continuously converted into AC output power and applied to an AC power grid; and
upon detecting the DC input power is at a second level, operating the DC-AC inverter in a first burst mode, wherein during the first burst mode a first period of energy storage is immediately followed by a burst of AC output current generated for half of a particular grid cycle and immediately followed by a second period of energy storage, wherein each of the first and the second periods of energy storage lasts an integer number of grid voltage periods during which the DC-AC inverter does not generate any output power.

US Pat. No. 10,193,299

MODULATION SUPPRESSION IN FIBER LASERS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES

Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.,...

1. A system for an actively Q-switched fiber laser cavity, said system comprising:an optical resonator (cavity);
a pump source for emitting a laser beam at a wavelength along an optical path;
an active optical medium disposed in the optical cavity along the optical path;
an electronic circuit configured to:
first low-pass filter a square wave to form a first low-pass filtered signal; and
second low-pass filter the first low-pass filtered signal to create a smooth rise wave in the first low-pass filtered signal to form a second low-pass filtered signal, the second low-pass filtered signal being an input signal to control the modulation of the laser beam; and
a modulation device in electrical communication with said electronic circuit to receive the second low-pass filtered signal as an input signal, and configured to introduce tunable losses into the optical path, the tunable losses inducing a modulation as a function of the second low-pass filtered signal of the cavity Q, the modulation of the cavity Q being performed over (i) a first period of time in which a cavity Q curve increases from a first percentage value to a second percentage value of a maximum Q value and (ii) a second period of time in which the cavity Q curve increases from a third percentage value to a fourth percentage value of the maximum Q value, the cavity Q curve non-linearly and smoothly transitioning between (i) the first and second percentage values and (ii) the third and fourth percentage values.

US Pat. No. 10,192,789

METHODS OF FABRICATING DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of fabricating a cylindrical device, comprising:providing a cylindrical device having two transistors sharing a common silicide source; and
creating the silicide source, including:
depositing multiple layers in succession on an oxidized silicon substrate, the multiple layers including at least an oxide layer and a planarization layer;
removing, at least partially, the oxide layer and the planarization layer until the silicon substrate is exposed;
removing, at least partially, the oxide layer to expose a horizontal cross section of the cylindrical device to create an annular silicon substrate area; and
after the removing, depositing a siliciding metal on the annular area to form the silicide source.

US Pat. No. 10,192,601

MEMORY INSTRUCTION PIPELINE WITH AN ADDITIONAL WRITE STAGE IN A MEMORY DEVICE THAT USES DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A memory pipeline for performing a write operation in a memory device, the memory pipeline comprising:an input register operable to receive a first data word and an associated address to be written into a memory bank;
a first write register of a first pipe-stage coupled to the input register and operable to receive the first data word and the associated address from the input register in a first clock cycle, wherein the first write register is further operable to perform a first attempt at writing said data word into the memory bank at a location corresponding to the associated address; and
a second write register of a second pipe-stage coupled to the first write register and operable to receive the first data word and the associated address from the first write register in a second clock cycle, wherein the second write register is further operable to perform a second attempt at writing the first data word into the memory bank at the location corresponding to the associated address, and further wherein a second data word is input into the first write register in the second clock cycle subsequent to writing the first data word into the second write register from the first write register, wherein the second pipe-stage follows the first pipe-stage.

US Pat. No. 10,192,582

AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS

ADOBE INC., San Jose, WA...

1. One or more computer storage media storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform operations to facilitate generation of time-lapse videos, the method comprising:analyzing frames of a photographic input to detect activity occurring across frame pairs, the photographic input being input for which a time-lapse video is to be generated, wherein a length of the time-lapse video is shorter than a length of the photographic input;
identifying a threshold of activity change based on a function associated with the length of the time-lapse video and a global extent of activity across the frames of the photographic input, wherein the threshold of activity change is inversely correlated to the length of the time-lapse video;
utilizing the threshold of activity change and activity detected across frame pairs to automatically select a plurality of the frames to use in generating the time-lapse video; and
generating the time-lapse video based on the plurality of frames.

US Pat. No. 10,191,697

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An information processing apparatus for executing a printer driver that is available to one or more image forming apparatuses that are connected to the information processing apparatus via network, the information processing apparatus comprising a processor, in communication with a memory, executing a process including:displaying, by a first print setter on a display device, a first print setting screen for making a setting relating to printing by the printer driver;
displaying, by a second print setter on the display device, a second print setting screen for making a setting relating to the printing, the second print setting screen being different from the first print setting screen;
storing, in a first storage area, one or more pieces of first model information including information relating to a model corresponding to a predetermined image forming apparatus that is preliminarily registered in the printer driver among the one or more image forming apparatuses, wherein information cannot be added to the first storage area after the printer driver is installed in the information processing apparatus;
storing, by a model information manager in a second storage area that is different from the first storage area, the first model information corresponding to another image forming apparatus, among the one or more image forming apparatuses, that is different from the predetermined image forming apparatus, wherein information can be added to the second storage area after the printer driver is installed in the information processing apparatus;
storing, by the first print setter in the second storage area, connection destination information including information for identifying an image forming apparatus, among the one or more image forming apparatuses, connected to the information processing apparatus; and
displaying, by the second print setter, the second print setting screen corresponding to the image forming apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus, by using the connection destination information stored in the second storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,418

GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND TURBINE BLADE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine, comprising:an airfoil body having a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge portion having a leading edge of the airfoil body, and a trailing edge portion having a trailing edge of the airfoil body, wherein the pressure side, leading edge portion, suction side, and trailing edge portion collectively form a continuous outer surface of the airfoil body, and the airfoil body culminates at a tip surface; and
a squealer tip extending outwardly from the tip surface, said squealer tip having a pressure side rail portion extending along the pressure side wall from the leading edge portion towards the trailing edge portion and a suction side rail portion extending along the suction side wall from the leading edge portion to the trailing edge, said pressure side rail portion and suction side rail portion forming a cavity therebetween on the tip surface of the airfoil body;
wherein the squealer tip includes a passage extending between the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion, said passage configured to fluidly couple the trailing edge portion to the cavity; and
wherein the entire pressure side rail portion and the entire suction side rail portion are respectively offset from the pressure side and the suction side of the airfoil body between the leading edge portion and the trailing edge portion, to define a shelf on the tip surface between each of the pressure and suction sides and the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion, respectively, wherein the suction side rail portion of the squealer tip extends to the trailing edge and is coincident with the continuous outer surface only at the trailing edge of the trailing edge portion, and the pressure side rail portion terminates at an end thereof near the trailing edge portion, and defines the passage as a gap between the end of the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,568

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT MADE FROM COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPRISING A FLEXIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING FILM

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A semi-finished product made from a composite material including a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix and reinforcement fillers, the semi-finished product comprising:a plurality of strips of an electromagnetic shielding film in a thickness of the semi-finished product, the electromagnetic shielding film including holes;
wherein the plurality of strips have a non-zero overlap; and
wherein the electromagnetic shielding film is not flat.

US Pat. No. 10,194,560

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CLIP

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a hole extending through the printed circuit board from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
a hook clip at least partially disposed within the hole of the printed circuit board, the hook clip comprising:
a body having a looped structure and forming a hook gap, the body and the hook gap being in a plane;
prongs extending from the body, at least part of one of the prongs positioned out of the plane; and
retainers extending from the prongs, the retainers parallel to the plane;
wherein the retainers are repositionable between a rested state and a compressed state, where the retainers in the compressed state are positioned adjacent to each other such that the retainers overlap each other when viewed along a direction perpendicular to the plane and intersecting the retainers to enable the hook clip to be inserted into or removed from the hole of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,194,551

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL-SHOCK RESISTANT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A shock resistant fuselage system, comprising:first and second fuselage side walls, each of the first and second fuselage side walls having a plurality of guide posts and at least one fixed post;
a printed circuit board (PCB) rigidly attached to at least one of the first and second fuselage side walls, the PCB having a plurality of guide slots and at least one mounting hole, wherein each of the plurality of guide posts is slideably seated in a respective one of the plurality of guide slots, and wherein each fixed post of the least one fixed post is fixedly seated in a respective one of the at least one mounting hole; and
a plurality of electrical components mounted to the PCB such that a larger proportion of larger electrical components of the plurality of electrical components are mounted at a PCB front end than a PCB rear end;
wherein elastic deformation of the PCB is guided by the guide slots between the first and second fuselage side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,194,508

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWERING AND CONTROLLING AN LED LIGHTING NETWORK HAVING ONE LED PER PORT AND CONTROLLER NOT CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, Ced...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network not capable of connecting to the Internet, the system comprising:at least one controller;
at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply having a plurality of Power-over Ethernet (PoE) ports;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one controller and the at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply; and
one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing power that is distributed to the one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port.

US Pat. No. 10,194,321

PERIODIC MOBILE FORENSICS

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method for analyzing data on a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:for each of the plurality of mobile devices:
scanning current data in memory on a respective mobile device and generating a plurality of hash values based on the current data, wherein each hash value is generated for a respective block of data of the current data,
identifying, using a processor of the respective mobile device, a plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device based on a previous scan of the respective mobile device by identifying changes in the plurality of hash values relative to hash values generated in the previous scan and marking offsets for blocks of data having changed hash values in a database,
after identifying the plurality of changes and marking the offsets for the plurality of changes, querying the marked offsets to collect information about the plurality of changes,
storing the information about the plurality of changes in the current data at the respective mobile device, wherein the information comprises at least one block of data having at least one changed bit and a location within the current data of the at least one block of data having the at least one changed bit,
sending the information to a server,
reconstructing the current data of the respective mobile device at the server based on the information about the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device and baseline data, wherein the baseline data is a single image representing an initial state of the plurality of mobile devices stored at the server, and
analyzing the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device at the server by comparing the reconstructed current data of the respective mobile device to reconstructed data of the respective mobile device based on the previous scan of the respective mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,705

METHOD, COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND CONTROL UNIT FOR THE CYCLICAL TRANSMISSION OF DATA

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A method for transmitting data on a ring-shaped transmission path to which a control unit and several nodes are connected, permission to output discrete telegrams to the communication path being given to the control unit and not the nodes, the control unit cyclically outputting data in the form of telegrams to the transmission path, and controlling the transmission process in order to continuously output telegrams during an entire transmission cycle time taking a transmission standard into account, the method comprising the steps of:the nodes exchanging data using the telegrams when passing therethrough, wherein
the control unit subdivides a transmission cycle into a number of subcycles having the same length, the control unit transmitting at least one communication telegram in each subcycle into which a first node writes in data for a second node located downstream in the transmission path into the communication telegram when passing through, the second node reading out the data written into the at least one communication telegram when passing through, the control unit transmitting at least one further telegram, the further telegram being any of a data telegram for the nodes and a placeholder telegram for filling up the subcycle.

US Pat. No. 10,192,355

PROVIDING A TUTORIAL FOR DRAWING A SCAFFOLD TO GUIDE A DRAWING OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A method, performed by a computing device, for providing a tutorial for drawing a scaffold to guide a drawing of a three dimensional object, the method comprising:receiving an object and a viewpoint, wherein the object is a three dimensional object;
in response to receiving the object and the viewpoint, determining primitives for the object, the primitives comprising original primitives and modified primitives, the original primitives representing general shapes of parts of the object and the modified primitives representing the general shapes of the parts of the object with modifications;
determining accuracy values of the primitives, the accuracy values quantifying how accurately the primitives represent the general shapes of the parts of the object;
determining inter-primitive anchoring options for drawing the primitives based on guidelines drawn relative to previously-drawn primitives;
determining difficulty values of the inter-primitive anchoring options based on amounts of the guidelines required by the inter-primitive anchoring options;
selecting a set of primitives and inter-primitive anchoring options for a tutorial, wherein selecting the set is based on the accuracy values of the primitives and the difficulty values of the inter-primitive anchoring options; and
outputting the set of primitives in an ordered sequence of steps for drawing a scaffold by guiding a user to draw the set of primitives in the ordered sequence of steps based on the inter-primitive anchoring options of the set.

US Pat. No. 10,192,293

OBTAINING IMAGE MASK

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method for obtaining an image mask, the method comprising:obtaining a magnitude image and a phase image of a to-be-processed image;
obtaining magnitude coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image by calculating coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image within a preset range from the pixel point, and
obtaining phase coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image by calculating coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image within the preset range from the pixel point;
obtaining a magnitude image mask by performing binarization threshold processing on the magnitude coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image, and
obtaining a phase image mask by performing binarization threshold processing on the phase coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image; and
obtaining an image mask for the to-be-processed image by using the magnitude image mask and the phase image mask.

US Pat. No. 10,191,943

DECORRELATION OF USER-DEFINED FUNCTION INVOCATIONS IN QUERIES

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A computer-implemented method for transforming user-defined-function invocations within a query-based environment, the method comprising:receiving a query with a user-defined-function (UDF) containing code written using imperative language constructs;
transforming the imperatively defined UDF into an algebraic first expression tree, wherein generating part of the algebraic first expression tree comprises:
determining a type of statement from a plurality of statements,
choosing an apply-merge operator when the statement is an assignment statement,
choosing a conditional-apply-merge operator when the statement is an if-then-else conditional statement,
choosing a cross-apply operator when the statement is a return statement, and
applying the operator to the statement to generate part of the algebraic first expression tree;
constructing a second expression tree representation of the query absent the UDF;
generating a transformed expression representation of the query by merging the algebraic first expression tree and the second expression tree based on parameters of the algebraic first expression tree, and attributes of the second expression tree; and
simplifying the transformed expression using transformation rules, based on a determination that the transformed expression can be simplified.

US Pat. No. 10,191,831

MACRO-SCRIPT EXECUTION CONTROL

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A method, implemented by at least one computing device, comprising:inserting, by an agent, one or more hooks into a sub-execution runtime environment, the sub-execution runtime environment configured to include a script and/or targeted to include the script;
monitoring, by the agent including the one or more hooks, a behavior of the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script;
obtaining, by the agent including the one or more hooks, context information regarding the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script; and
controlling, by the agent, a runtime of at least the sub-execution runtime environment including the script, the controlling based on the monitored behavior of the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script and the obtained context information regarding the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script;
wherein:
a first hook of the one or more hooks is installed so as to monitor an operating system functionality to detect what type of object is being imported and/or from where an object is being imported into the sub-execution runtime environment;
a second hook of the one or more hooks is installed so as to obtain context information relating to script execution; and
a third hook of the one or more hooks is installed into an operating system module and/or a script execution environment-related module as the operating system module and/or the script execution environment-related module are loaded into the sub-execution runtime environment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,214

PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING A RELATIVE POLARIZATION-ROTATING SPLITTER/COMBINER

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus comprising a waveguide structure disposed on a planar substrate;wherein the waveguide structure comprises:
a first waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate;
a second waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate and separated by a gap from the first waveguide core; and
a slab core disposed on the planar substrate and having a first end and a second end, the first end being narrower than the second end;
wherein, within a first planar cross-section, the waveguide structure has a portion of the first waveguide core and a portion of the second waveguide core, said portions of the first and second waveguide cores not being directly attached to the slab core, the first planar cross-section being orthogonal to the planar substrate;
wherein, within a second planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a first portion located within the gap, the first portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and being separated by the gap from the second waveguide core, the second planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section; and
wherein, within a third planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a second portion located within the gap, the second portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and to the second waveguide core to bridge the gap, the third planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,476

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

ETO Magnetic GmbH, Stock...

1. A solenoid valve (1) for closing a bypass in a coolant circuit of an internal combustion engine, with an energizable winding (3) and an armature (2) that is adjustable in the direction of a core by energizing the winding, which armature (2) force-loads a valve plunger (8) in the direction of a closing position against the spring force of a resetting spring (18) when the winding (3) is energized, whereina pin (12) is adjustable together with the armature for adjusting the valve plunger (8) in the direction of the closing position when the armature (2) is energized, whereby the valve plunger (8) can be force-loaded in the direction of the closing position, wherein the pin (12) is spring force-loaded by a pressure limiting spring (13) in the direction of the closing position of the valve plunger (8), whereby the valve plunger (8) is adjustable out of its closing position against the spring force of the pressure limiting spring (13) for opening the solenoid valve (1) despite the armature (2) being force-loaded in the direction of the core (6), wherein a magnetic flux circuit of the winding (3) and the pressure limiting spring (13) are designed so that in the case of a control voltage that is minimally necessary for closing the solenoid valve, the closing force exerted on the valve plunger (8) via the armature (2) is lower than the spring force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by the pressure limiting spring (13) and with a maximum control voltage, and a limit voltage between the minimum control voltage and the maximum control voltage, the closing force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by way of the armature (2) is greater than the spring force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by way of the pressure limiting spring (13).

US Pat. No. 10,189,863

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

PULMOCIDE LIMITED, Londo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,188,405

DEVICE FOR USE IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A device for use in orthopaedic surgery, the device comprising:a metallic central member; and
an outer portion comprising a polymer, wherein the outer portion surrounds the metallic central member and has a profiled outer surface for removing bone;
wherein the metallic central member comprises one or more engagement features for resisting movement of the metallic central member relative to the outer portion during impaction of the device and wherein at least one of the engagement features comprises an aperture passing through the metallic central member.

US Pat. No. 10,194,567

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHIELD CANS FOR BLOCKING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

369 TECH CO., LTD., Ansa...

1. A method of manufacturing a shield can for blocking electromagnetic waves, the shield can comprising a lid and a frame assembled to each other, the method comprising:supplying a first metal band for manufacturing the lid by intermittently drawing the first metal band from a bobbin around which the first metal band is wound in a roll shape, and supplying a second metal band for manufacturing the frame by intermittently drawing the second metal band from a bobbin around which the second metal band is wound in a roll shape;
pressing each of the first and second metal bands thus supplied so that the lid and the frame are continuously formed on the first and second metal bands and remain on the first and second metal bands by connection bands;
cleaning and drying the first and second metal bands thus pressed;
intermittently supplying the first metal band thus cleaned in an upper side, and intermittently supplying the second metal band in a lower side of the first metal band, in parallel to each other;
attaching a first shielding tape to a lower surface of the lid on the first metal band;
assembling the lid and the frame by cutting the connection bands of the lid to which the first shielding tape is attached and the frame to which the shielding tape is not attached; and
attaching a second shielding tape to a lower surface of the frame assembled to the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,194,548

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electronic control device, comprising:a housing which is joined by a plurality of members and of which a peripheral portion is configured by a plurality of sides;
a circuit board which is accommodated in an inside of the housing; and
a seal structure which is disposed on the peripheral portion along the sides, wherein
a liquid seal material is applied to the seal structure and cured so as to connect between the plurality of members, and
wherein a seal sectional area in an end portion of a side is smaller than that in a central portion of the side in the seal structure which is disposed on the side of the peripheral portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,507

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWERING AND CONTROLLING AN LED LIGHTING NETWORK HAVING DAISY CHAINED LEDS AND CONTROLLER NOT CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, San...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network not capable of connecting to the Internet, the system comprising:at least one controller;
at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one controller and the at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply; and
at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures connected together electrically in series operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing power that is distributed to the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,193,523

FILTER CHIP AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FILTER CHIP

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A filter chip,comprising an interconnection of at least one first and one second resonator operating with bulk acoustic waves,
wherein the first resonator operating with bulk acoustic waves comprises a first piezoelectric layer that is structured in such a way that the first resonator has a lower resonant frequency than the second resonator,
wherein the first piezoelectric layer forms a phononic bandgap structure.

US Pat. No. 10,192,971

POLYMER ON GRAPHENE

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A graphene transistor comprising:a substrate;
a layer of graphene on the substrate;
a layer of dielectric polymer comprising poly(phenylene oxide) on the graphene layer; and
a top gate above the polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,834

CHARGING HANDLE

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A charging handle for use with a gas operated rifle, the rifle comprising an upper receiver and a bolt slidingly disposed therein, the upper receiver defining an inner channel and a latch member catch portion, the charging handle comprising a body, a grip portion, and a latch member, the body having a handle portion, a bolt engaging portion, and a shaft portion, the shaft portion extending in a forward direction from the handle portion to the bolt engaging portion and in a rearward direction from the bolt engaging portion to the handle portion, the shaft portion being configured and dimensioned to extend into the channel defined by the inner surfaces of the upper receiver, the bolt engaging portion comprising a projection configured and dimensioned to engage the bolt of the rifle for pulling the bolt in the rearward direction, the projection extending in a downward direction beyond a lower surface of the shaft portion;the handle portion having a starboard arm extending away from the shaft portion in a starboard direction and a port arm extending away from the shaft portion in a portward direction, the handle portion defining a first hole and a second hole, the first hole and the second hole both being positioned between the starboard arm and the port arm;
a strut portion extending away from the handle portion in the forward direction, the strut portion defining an aperture, the aperture having a first opening extending through a starboard facing surface of the strut portion and a second opening extending through a port facing surface of the strut portion, the strut portion being offset from the shaft portion by an offset distance so that a slot is defined between the starboard surface of the strut portion and a port facing surface of the shaft portion, the slot having a width corresponding to the offset distance, the slot being dimensioned to receive a portion of the upper receiver wall which extends into the slot when the charging handle is in a fully inserted position, the slot fluidly communicating with the aperture;
the grip member disposed about the handle portion of the body so that the grip member encapsulates the handle portion and the handle portion is disposed inside the grip member, the grip member comprising a first bridging portion extending in the upward and downward directions through the first hole and a second bridging portion extending in the upward direction through the second hole to mechanically interlock the grip member and the handle portion to one another; and
the grip member comprising a plurality of grooves and a plurality of ribs, each groove having a groove base surface extending between a pair of ribs, each rib extending forwardly beyond one or more adjacent groove base surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,190,751

MULTI-MODE ILLUMINATION DEVICE

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS, ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a number of light sources generating light, wherein said light sources are arranged into a first group of light sources and into a second group of light sources, wherein said second group of light sources is configured to generate light of at least two different colors and comprises multi-die light emitting diodes (LEDs);
a number of light collectors adapted to collect said generated light and to convert said collected light into a number of light beams, said light beams propagating along an optical axis; and
a number of optical mixers arranged between said second group of light sources and said light collectors, said optical mixers are adapted to collect light from said second group of light sources and to convert said collected light from said second group of light sources into a number of intermediate homogeneous light beams propagating towards said light collectors,
wherein said number of light sources and said light collectors are movable in relation to each other between a first position and a second position, and said first group of light sources and said second group of light sources are individually controllable,
wherein said light collectors can be fixed in said first position to collect at least a part of said light generated by said first group of light sources and convert said collected light from said first group of light sources into a number of first light beams, and can be fixed in said second position to collect at least a part of said intermediate homogeneous light beams and convert said intermediate homogeneous light beams into a number of second light beams,
wherein an aperture is positioned along said optical axis, wherein said number of light collectors concentrate said first light beams and said second light beams at said aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,728

LAMP WITH OPTOELECTRONIC LIGHT SOURCE AND IMPROVED ISOTROPY OF THE RADIATION

1. A lamp comprising:an optoelectronic light source which has an anisotropic light radiation with a main radiation direction, wherein the radiated light intensity decreases with increasing aperture angle to the main radiation direction;
a reflector cap for reflection of light of the light source radiated in the solid angle, so that the angle of the propagation direction of the reflected light to the main radiation direction increases, said reflector cap more strongly reflects than transmits incident light of the light source;
an opening in the reflector cap; and
a diffuser for scattering light passing through the opening;
wherein the reflector cap is present in a larger aperture angle region relative to the main radiation direction and the light source than the opening, so that light reflected by the reflector cap is reflected out of a radiation direction with relatively more intense light radiation into a direction in which the light source radiates light relatively more weakly, and a shadow effect of the reflector cap in the radiation direction with the more intense light radiation is lessened as a result of the opening and the diffuse scattering of the light passing through the opening;
wherein the lamp comprises a bulb surrounding the light source in a solid angle;
wherein the diffuser is configured as a region of the bulb; and
wherein the reflector cap is arranged outside a wall of the bulb.

US Pat. No. 10,190,592

TURBOPUMP WITH ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A turbopump, comprising:a casing;
a turbine fed with hot gas;
a pump driven by the turbine via a shaft and fed with liquid fluid;
a hot gas exhaust pipe situated downstream from the turbine; and
a bleed-and-injection circuit comprising
a bleed pipe adapted to bleed a liquid fluid at an outlet from the pump,
a heat exchanger adapted to heat the liquid fluid as bled off so as to transform the liquid fluid into gaseous fluid, and
an injector pipe adapted to inject the gaseous fluid into an interface region of the turbopump situated between the pump and the turbine,
wherein the gaseous fluid is injected directly between first and second dynamic seals that define a dynamic sealing system that cooperates with the shaft and with the casing of the turbopump, which dynamic sealing system is located in an interface region situated between the pump and the turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,188,488

SCREWLESS DENTAL IMPLANT CONNECTION

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A dental restoration system comprising:a driver tool including a driving head;
an implant having a tip, a cylindrical body and an open end having an annular shoulder, the cylindrical body including a retention component chamber having a retention component wall;
a retention component seated in the retention component chamber of the implant, the retention component including a driver section for interfacing with the driving head of the driver tool and a dental component engagement section with a threaded surface, wherein the threaded surface is an interior surface of the retention component;
a dental component including a retention component interface surface with threads and a bore therethrough, wherein the threads on the retention component interface is an external surface of the dental component; and
wherein the dental component engages the retention component via the threaded surface of the dental component engagement section interlocks with the threads of the retention component interface surface when the dental component is inserted in the implant, the driving head of the driver tool engaging the driver section of the retention component to allow rotation of the retention component via the driver tool to engage the dental component apically such that the retention component moves, relative to the implant, in a coronal direction toward the annular shoulder as the dental component moves, relative to the implant, in an apical direction toward the tip, the retention component contacting the retention component wall and the dental component contacting the annular shoulder of the open end of the implant when the dental component is fully attached to the implant.
US Pat. No. 10,189,957

FORMULATION PROCESS METHOD TO PRODUCE SPRAY DRIED PRODUCTS

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A spray drying method for preparing powders having a particle size of about less than 10 ?m and with increased density comprising:a) providing a feedstock comprising an organic material in a solvent system comprising a non-solvent, wherein:
the organic material comprises polyvinylpyrrolidine,
the non-solvent comprises a non-solvent for polyvinylpyrrolidine under ambient conditions,
the solvent system functions as a non-solvent for the polyvinylpyrrolidine under ambient conditions, and
the feedstock is at an elevated temperature of about 40° C. to about 200° C. and an elevated pressure of greater than 1 atmosphere (gauge) to about 20 atmospheres (gauge) such that the solvent system functions as a solvent for the polyvinylpyrrolidine;
b) delivering the feedstock to a device capable of atomizing the feedstock into droplets; and
c) evaporating the solvent system from the droplets of the feedstock, thereby forming particles of the organic material.
US Pat. No. 10,190,172

METHOD FOR DETERMINING PROGNOSIS OF RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER, ...

1. A method for determining a tissue having renal cell carcinoma, comprising:(1) treating genomic DNA prepared from a renal tissue of a subject with bisulfite;
(2) amplifying the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA by PCR, with PCR primers having the nucleotide sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 51 and 52;
(3) subjecting the PCR amplification product obtained in (2) to ion exchange chromatography;
(4) obtaining a retention time of a detection signal obtained by the chromatography; and
(5) determining the tissue as a tissue having renal cell carcinoma obtained from a renal cell carcinoma patient with poor prognosis when the retention time of the detection signal obtained by the chromatography is shorter than a retention time serving as a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,194,569

SHIELD CAP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A shield cap for protecting an electronic component, comprising:a cap member having a side wall portion and a ceiling portion;
a metal layer formed on the side wall portion of the cap member; and
a conductive film formed on the cap member such that the conductive film is configured to shield electromagnetic waves,
wherein the ceiling portion comprises a resin material and a reinforcing material, the cap member is formed such that the side wall portion and the ceiling portion are forming an accommodation space configured to accommodate an electronic component, the side wall portion has a third surface facing the ceiling portion and a fourth surface on an opposite side with respect to the third surface, and the metal layer is formed on the fourth surface of the side wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,561

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE MATERIALS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Terrella Energy Systems L...

1. A composite material comprising:(a) a flexible graphite material comprising graphite flakes, said flexible graphite material comprising a first major surface and a second major surface; and
(b) a first perforated material comprising:
(i) a first major surface;
(ii) a second major surface; and
(iii) a plurality of apertures;wherein said first perforated material is embedded in said first major surface of said flexible graphite material so that said first major surface of said first perforated material is in contact with said first major surface of said flexible graphite material, and said plurality of apertures in said first perforated material are substantially filled with said flexible graphite material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,518

NOISE BASED FREQUENCY TUNING AND IDENTIFICATION OF PLASMA CHARACTERISTICS

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A non-transitory, tangible computer readable storage medium, encoded with machine readable instructions to perform a method for automated frequency tuning of a power generation system, the method comprising:applying a primary power signal at a primary frequency to a plasma load, either directly or through a matching network;
applying a secondary power signal at one or more secondary frequencies to the plasma load wherein power produced at the secondary frequencies is lower than power produced at the primary frequency;
monitoring a measure of performance;
identifying an optimum frequency corresponding to a global optimum of the measure of performance; and
adjusting the primary frequency towards the optimum frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,194,448

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A mobile telecommunications network including:a radio access network having radio means for wireless communication with a plurality of terminals registered with the telecommunications network and a control platform structured to provide services to users of the plurality of terminals connected thereto, and
a core including a store of policy information comprising group policy data applicable to a group of the plurality of terminals and individual policy data applicable to respective ones of the terminals in the group, and distribution means operable to provide to the control platform associated with each of the terminals in the group an indicator of the group policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group and the individual policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group,
wherein a first individual policy data for a first terminal in the group of terminals includes at least one variation from the group policy data, and wherein a separate policy delta is created to identify the at least one variation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,332

LED ILLUMINATING APPARATUS, AND RELATED SIGNAL AMPLIFYING SYSTEM

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) illuminating apparatus, comprising:a first antenna, a second antenna, a signal amplifier device, an LED light, and an LED driving power supply, wherein:
the LED driving power supply is connected with the signal amplifier device and the LED light to drive the LED light to emit light and to provide power to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device comprises a first duplexer, a second duplexer, a downlink, and an uplink, wherein:
the downlink includes a first power controller, a first low-noise amplifier, a first filter, a first signal amplifier, a first coupler, and a first isolator that are connected in series,
an input terminal of the first low-noise amplifier is connected with an output terminal of the first duplexer,
an output terminal of the first isolator is connected with an input terminal of the second duplexer,
a power comparator input port of the first power controller is connected with a coupling port of the first coupler, and
a power comparator output port of the first power controller is connected with a power control port of the first signal amplifier;
the first duplexer is connected with the first antenna and an output terminal of the uplink, and the second duplexer is connected with the second antenna and an input terminal of the uplink;
the first antenna receives a base station signal, and transmits the base station signal to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device amplifies the base station signal, and transmits the amplified base station signal to the second antenna;
the second antenna transmits the amplified base station signal to a terminal;
the second antenna receives a terminal signal, and transmits the terminal signal to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device amplifies the terminal signal, and transmits the amplified terminal signal to the first antenna; and
the first antenna transmits the amplified terminal signal to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,192,373

TAG IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SYNAPSE WIRELESS, INC., ...

1. An active tag for emulating passive tags when communicating with readers of a passive-tag identification system, the readers configured to wirelessly transmit interrogation signals for interrogating passive tags within the passive-tag identification system, the passive tags configured to wirelessly transmit tag signals in response to the interrogation signals, the tag signals including tag identifiers for identifying the passive tags, the readers including at least a first reader and a second reader, the active tag comprising:a communication module for communicating with the readers, the communication module having a receiver and a transmitter, the receiver configured to receive a first interrogation signal from the first reader and a second interrogation signal from the second reader;
a power supply for powering components of the active tag, including at least the transmitter; and
logic configured to control the transmitter such that the transmitter wirelessly transmits a first tag signal in response to the first interrogation signal, the logic configured to determine based on the first interrogation signal at least one of an identifier of the first reader and a frequency of the first interrogation signal, the logic configured to select a first frequency for the first tag signal based on the at least one of the identifier of the first reader and the frequency of the first interrogation signal, the logic further configured to control the transmitter such that the first tag signal is transmitted at the selected first frequency, wherein the first tag signal transmitted at the selected first frequency emulates a transmission from a passive tag for responding to the first interrogation signal,
wherein the logic is configured to control the transmitter such that the transmitter wirelessly transmits a second tag signal in response to the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is configured to determine based on the second interrogation signal at least one of an identifier of the second reader and a frequency of the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is configured to select a second frequency for the second tag signal based on the at least one of the identifier of the second reader and the frequency of the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is further configured to control the transmitter such that the second tag signal is transmitted at the selected second frequency, and wherein the second tag signal transmitted at the selected second frequency emulates a transmission from a passive tag for responding to the second interrogation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,414

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTERS

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of operating an electrophotographic printer to control the optical density of a printed image, the method comprising:providing a printing substance on a transfer member;
emitting a pulse of heat having a power density of at least 0.1 W/mm2 to heat the printing substance on the transfer member for a period of less than 0.5 seconds to increase flowability of the printing substance on the transfer member prior to the printing substance being transferred to a substrate; and
transferring, from the transfer member to the substrate, the printing substance heated by the pulse of heat so as to provide the printed image on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,113

APPARATUS HAVING SIMULATION UNIT FOR PRODUCING SIMULATION SIGNAL FOR TESTING AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. An apparatus for testing an electrical component, the apparatus comprising:a simulation unit for producing a simulation signal that is transmitted to the electrical component under testing, the simulation unit connecting an electrical connecting device to the electrical component;
a plurality of test units providing sensor and actuator signals to the simulation unit,
wherein at least one of the plurality of test units are connected via the electrical connecting device to the simulation unit, the plurality of test units and the simulation unit being connected directly to the electrical connecting device,
wherein the electrical connecting device has at least one electrical switch device, which is arranged to make or break an electrical connection between at least one of the plurality of test units and the connecting device,
wherein the electrical component is separate from the apparatus,
wherein the electrical connecting device is one of a plurality of electrical connecting devices, which differ from one another with regard to at least one electrical property, and
wherein the apparatus further comprises:
a selecting device for selecting an electrical connection of the simulation unit and the plurality of test units to one of the electrical connecting devices, the plurality of electrical connecting devices each have at least one electric switch device, the electrical switch devices being arranged so that they make or break an electrical connection between the plurality of test units via the corresponding electrical connecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,190,857

METHOD OF MAKING POLYMERIC SUBSONIC AMMUNITION

True Velocity IP Holdings...

1. A method of making polymeric subsonic ammunition having a primer insert comprising the steps of:providing a primer insert comprising a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess that extends through the bottom surface, and a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface;
forming a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body by overmolding a polymer composition over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and into the primer flash hole aperture to form a flash hole and extending from the primer insert to form a polymeric coupling end, thereby forming a propellant chamber;
forming a propellant insert adapted to fit in the propellant chamber;
positioning the propellant insert in the propellant chamber to reduce the propellant chamber by at least 10 percent;
forming a polymeric nose component comprising the steps of forming a polymeric nose coupling end opposite a bullet aperture, wherein the polymeric nose component is formed from a second polymer composition;
adhering the polymeric nose coupling end to the polymeric coupling end;
inserting a primer into the primer recess;
at least partially filling the propellant chamber with a propellant; and
frictionally fitting a projectile in the bullet aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,727

LIGHTING DEVICE

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lighting device comprising:a lamp tube having two open ends;
a light engine arranged in the lamp tube;
a carrier arranged in the lamp tube and supporting the light engine;
two end caps respectively closing the two open ends of the lamp tube; and
a diffuser arranged in the lamp tube, wherein:
the carrier supporting the light engine is held on the diffuser; and
the diffuser is held on an inner wall of the lamp tube such that the diffuser exerts a force on the inner wall which prevents the diffuser and the carrier from moving relative thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,189,497

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. An adjustable steering column assembly comprising:a steering column shroud which supports a steering shaft for a steering wheel, a support bracket which is fixed in position relative to a part of a vehicle, and a clamp mechanism, in which the support bracket comprises two arms having a portion of the column shroud located therebetween, and in which the clamp mechanism comprises a pin or bolt that passes through slots in the arms and carries a fixed cam portion and moving cam portion, relative rotation of the fixed cam portion and moving cam portion causing the clamp mechanism to move between a locked position in which the clamp mechanism fixes the shroud in position relative to the support bracket arms and an unlocked position in which the clamp mechanism permits movement of the pin or bolt along the slot thereby to enable movement of the shroud relative to the support bracket arms, in which the fixed cam portion has an anti-rotation feature that sits at least partially within one of the slots in one of the arms and which co-operates with side walls of the slot to substantially prevent unwanted rotation of the fixed portion of the clamp mechanism,wherein the anti-rotation feature carries at least one contact portion that in use contacts the side walls of the slot as the steering column shroud is adjusted to help guide the anti-rotation feature along the slot, and in that the contact portion and side walls are configured such that in use the anti-rotation feature does not cause any significant permanent deformation of the side walls due to preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the part of the contact portion that engages the side walls is biased towards the side walls by a spring means, the spring means permitting at least part of the preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the spring means and part of the contact portion that contacts the side walls are integrally formed as two-shot moulding, and in which the anti-rotation feature comprises a block that fits within the slot in the arm and the spring means comprises a resilient spacer that is held captive in a pocket formed in the block.