US Pat. No. 10,208,204

POLYMER COMPOSITION, FIBRE-COMPOSITE SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A polymer composition, containinga) 100 parts by weight of a polyamide;
b) 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of one or more adhesion-promoting additives of Formula (I):
MaM?bDcD?d  (I)
with
M=[R3SiO1/2]
M?=[R?R2SiO1/2]
D=[R2SiO2/2]
D?=[R?RSiO2/2]wherein each R independently stands for methyl or phenyl andR? is a glycidyloxypropyl radical of Formula (II)
and wherein the following holds true for the indices:a=0 to 2
b=0 to 2
c=10 to 500
d=0 to 50
a+b=2 and
b+d?2.

US Pat. No. 10,208,078

AESCULIN THIODIPROPIONIC ACID ESTER WITH ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

1. A compound having the following formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,211,737

CONTROL OF SWITCHING REGULATOR

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device comprising:control circuitry configured to:
receive a first input signal;
receive a second input signal;
cause gate driver circuitry to deliver a driver signal to a switch to cause the switch to deliver electrical power to an electrical load;
determine whether the first input signal has an active value;
cause the gate driver circuitry to change the driver signal across a switching cycle of the switch to increase the electrical power delivered by the switch to the electrical load in response to determining that the first input signal has the active value;
determine whether the second input signal has the active value; and
cause the gate driver circuitry to change the driver signal across the switching cycle of the switch to decrease the electrical power delivered by the switch to the electrical load in response to determining that the second input signal has the active value.

US Pat. No. 10,212,868

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder comprising:a tape feeding path for feeding carrier tape that stores many components;
a tape insertion section that is provided on a rear section of a feeder main body and into which the carrier tape is inserted;
a sprocket that is rotatably provided on the feeder main body and that includes an engaging protrusion engageable with an engaging hole of the carrier tape inserted into the tape insertion section;
a motor that rotates the sprocket;
an entrance retaining member that presses the carrier tape inserted into the tape insertion section towards the tape feeding path;
a rotatable lever that raises the entrance retaining member when the carrier tape is inserted into the tape insertion section; and
a contact prevention device that prevents contact between the carrier tape inserted into the tape insertion section and the engaging protrusion when the entrance retaining member is raised by the rotation of the lever,
wherein the contact prevention device is provided with a motor control function that, when the entrance retaining member is raised by the rotation of the lever, controls rotation of the motor such that the engaging protrusion provided only on a portion of an outer circumference of the sprocket is positioned at an angular position so as not to contact the carrier tape.

US Pat. No. 10,210,882

MICROPHONE ARRAY WITH AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE BEAM TRACKING

Biamp Systems, LLC, Beav...

1. A method, comprising:designating a plurality of sub-regions which collectively provide a defined reception space;
receiving audio signals at a controller from a plurality of microphone arrays in the defined reception space;
configuring the controller with known locations of each of the plurality of microphone arrays;
assigning each of the plurality of sub-regions to at least one of the plurality of microphone arrays based on the known locations; and
creating beamform tracking configurations for each of the plurality of microphone arrays based on their assigned sub-regions.

US Pat. No. 10,207,881

TELESCOPING RAMP

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A telescoping ramp comprising:a first ramp section having a pair of rails;
a second ramp section having a pair of rails, the second ramp section is received within the first ramp section and is translated between an extended position and a retracted position relative to the first ramp section; and
a locking mechanism extending between at least one of the pairs of rails of the first and second ramp sections, the locking mechanism including a pair of locking pins selectively engageable with the first and second ramp sections, the pair of locking pins having handle portions disposed between the at least one of the pairs of rails, an axial movement of the handle portions along a common axis of the pair of locking pins locking the second ramp section relative to the first ramp section.

US Pat. No. 10,212,823

WIRING FORMING METHOD AND CIRCUIT BOARD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A wiring forming method comprising:forming wiring on a substrate by baking a metal-containing liquid that is a liquid containing metal particles,
wherein the forming includes
applying the metal-containing liquid straddling multiple different types of substrate materials, and
baking the metal-containing liquid applied during the applying with a laser, wherein
the laser emission amount per unit of area is changed based on the substrate material for each of the multiple substrates when baking the metal-containing liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,212,843

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT STAND

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A stand attachable to and detachable from an outer face of electronic equipment to support the electronic equipment, the stand comprising:a base being longer in a longitudinal direction as compared with a lateral direction;
a cover member extending over the base, the cover member including an attachment face opposed to the outer face of the electronic equipment on which a ventilation section is provided and at least one side face extending from the attachment face toward the base;
a first ventilation port formed through the attachment face and opposed to, and exchanging flowing air with the ventilation section of the electronic equipment, the first ventilation port being elongate and extending in the longitudinal direction;
a second ventilation port extending in the longitudinal direction parallel to the first ventilation port the second ventilation port being formed at a slot between the base and the cover, the slot being defined via the at least one side face extending from the attachment face toward, but stopping short of, the base;
an air channel formed inside the stand to connect the first and second ventilation ports; and
an attachment section attached to the ventilation section of the electronic equipment to fasten the stand to the electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,212,627

CO-EXISTENCE MECHANISM FOR DOWNLOADABLE VOICE APPLICATION CLIENT

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA...

1. A method for call processing comprising:processing telecommunications data with an Over-The-Top (OTT) client on a handset;
determining whether to use a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) client or a WiFi client in response to an operational change; and
reconfiguring the OTT client and the handset by a co-existence mechanism to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client if the determination is made to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client, respectively;
wherein determining whether to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client in response to the operational change comprises determining whether to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client in response to a registration of the OTT client with a cellular carrier network and wherein processing the telecommunications data with the OTT client comprises registering the OTT client with a cellular carrier network and determining whether a native voice client has already been registered and if determined the native voice client is registered deregistering the OTT client.

US Pat. No. 10,212,317

REARWARD IMAGING DEVICE

MURAKAMI CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A rearward imaging device for being attached to a movable body, comprising:an imaging unit which captures an image of a rear side of the movable body; and
a housing which houses the imaging unit;
wherein the imaging unit includes a barrel which holds a transparent member;
a concavity is formed in a rear portion of the housing, the concavity having at least a portion thereof extending transverse to a front-rear direction of the housing so as to define a bottom surface of the concavity;
the barrel penetrates through the bottom surface of the concavity and protrudes rearward from the bottom surface of the concavity towards an opening edge of the concavity.

US Pat. No. 10,211,757

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ACTUATOR

MEMS Drive, Inc., Arcadi...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a bidirectional comb drive actuator, wherein the bidirectional comb drive actuator comprises:
first and second frame pieces, and first and second comb drives, wherein the first and second comb drives each comprise first and second comb finger arrays, wherein the first comb finger array of the first comb drive is connected to the second frame piece, wherein the second comb finger array of the first comb drive is connected to the first frame piece, wherein the first comb finger array of the second comb drive is connected to the first frame piece, and wherein the second comb finger array of the second comb drive is connected to the second frame piece; and
a cantilever having first and second conductive layers for routing electrical signals, the cantilever comprising:
a first end mechanically connected to the bidirectional comb drive actuator; and
a second end mechanically connected to an inner frame.

US Pat. No. 10,212,870

BRIDGING APPARATUS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A bridging apparatus, comprising:a hinged overlay plate attached to a vertically moveable surface adjacent to a stationary structure, the hinged overlay plate comprising:
a glide in angular contact with a wall of the stationary structure; and
a switch,
wherein the glide moves along the wall of the stationary structure as the moveable surface moves upward toward a coplanar position with a landing of the stationary structure, the hinged overlay plate rotating to a 90-degree angled, horizontal position as the moveable surface reaches the coplanar position, and
the switch stopping the upward motion of the moveable surface when the hinged overlay plate reaches the 90-degree angled, horizontal position.

US Pat. No. 10,212,475

LIVE VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A live video processing method, comprising:establishing a preset video switching relationship for characterizing a correspondence relationship between at least two live videos and rotation angles and rotation directions;
determining whether a terminal is rotated when the terminal is playing a first live video of the at least two live videos;
determining a current rotation angle and a current rotation direction of the terminal when it is determined that the terminal is rotated;
switching from playing the first live video to playing a second live video of the at least two live videos according to the current rotation angle and the current rotation direction and the preset video switching relationship; and
adjusting, when any of the at least two live videos ends, the preset video switching relationship for currently remaining live videos of the at least two live videos.

US Pat. No. 10,209,775

USING A MAGNETIC ACTUATION MECHANISM TO PROVIDE TACTILE FEEDBACK TO A USER INTERACTING WITH A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprisinga console coupled to an electronic display in a head mounted display, the console configured to provide content to the electronic display for presentation to a user; and
an input control comprising:
a glove configured to be worn on a hand of the user and coupled to the console, the glove including at least one joint portion configured to contain a joint of a finger of the hand of the user, the glove including a tendon extending across the joint portion of the glove, one or more magnets coupled to the tendon along a length of the tendon, the one or more magnets comprising electromagnets configured to be activated in response to receiving an instruction from the console, a strength of a magnetic field of an activated magnet specified by the instruction from the console based on a position of the finger of the hand of the user inserted into the glove relative to a reference position; and
one or more additional magnets fixed relative to the glove and oriented so magnetic fields from one or more magnets and from at least one or more of the additional magnets restrict movement of the tendon of the glove in a direction.

US Pat. No. 10,212,665

MOBILE DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile device comprising:an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration value of the mobile device;
a communication unit configured to communicate with a base station; and
a controller configured
to cause a power supply of the communication unit to turn off when a communication connection between the communication unit and the base station is not established upon determining the mobile device has shifted from a stop state to a moving state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, and
not to cause the power supply of the communication unit to turn off when the communication connection between the communication unit and the base station is being established upon determining the mobile device has shifted from the stop state to the moving state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, wherein
the controller is configured to
determine, based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, whether the mobile device is in a first moving state where the mobile device moves not faster than a threshold or in a second moving state where the mobile device moves faster than the threshold,
in response to a determination that the mobile device has shifted from the first moving state to the stop state, cause the communication unit to search for the base station, and
in response to a determination that the mobile device has shifted from the second moving state to the stop state, cause the communication unit not to search for the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,211,371

SEMICONDUCTOR MODIFICATION PROCESS FOR CONDUCTIVE AND MODIFIED ELECTRICAL REGIONS AND RELATED STRUCTURES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A fabrication process for electronic components, comprising:depositing a spreading layer on top of a GaN p-layer;
depositing a mask feature onto the spreading layer to form a structure with at least part of the structure protected by the mask feature, and at least another part of the structure not protected by the mask feature to form an unprotected mask region; and
processing the unprotected mask region to form an area with modified electrical characteristics from the GaN p-layer, wherein the processing includes:
exposing the structure having the mask feature to a plasma treatment;
removing the mask feature from the structure after exposing the structure to the plasma treatment and prior to annealing the plasma treated structure; and
annealing the plasma treated structure, wherein;
the at least other part of the structure not protected by the mask feature is exposed to the plasma treatment and forms a modified p-GaN region that blocks current flow due to the plasma treatment and annealing process; and
the at least part of the structure protected by the mask is shielded from the plasma treatment and forms a conductive contact after the annealing.

US Pat. No. 10,209,704

DATA UPDATING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD WORK SYSTEM AND CIRCUIT BOARD WORK SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A data updating method of a circuit board work system, the method comprising:creating setting data of an operation of the circuit board work system by a host computer, the host computer being connected to a plurality of control computers, each control computer being connected to a corresponding circuit board working machine, and the setting data including mounting coordinates of a production target and corresponding electronic components;
storing the setting data in a database server, which is controlled by the host computer;
transmitting the setting data from the host computer to one of the plurality of the control computers;
detecting a change or an error of one of the circuit board working machines;
reporting a change in the setting data relating to the detected change or the detected error of the one of the circuit board working machines to the host computer;
updating the setting data stored in the database server, by the host computer, based on the change in the setting data; and
acquiring partial data relating to the update among the setting data stored in the database server by the one of the plurality of the control computers.

US Pat. No. 10,212,841

CABINET HOLDING STRUCTURES FOR SERVER

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cabinet having an accommodating space, and a plurality of frames provided in the accommodating space and disposed at interval;
a pair of slide rails configured on the frames correspondingly; each slide rail having a first side facing the other slide rail and a second side being opposite to the first side, and each slide rail having a trough at an end thereof;
a pair of supporting components disposed corresponding to the pair of slide rails and assembled on ends of the pair of slide rails separately; each of the supporting components comprising a positioning plate, a screw nut, a supporting plate, a stud and a screw bolt disposed on the supporting plate; the positioning plate having a through hole and being placed on the first side of the slide rail, and the supporting plate being plated on the second side of the slide rail; the stud passing through the trough from the second side of the slide rail and protruding the first side; the screw bolt passing through the trough and the through hole to be fixed by the screw nut; and
a chassis including a shell and a pair of notches located on an end of the shell, and the end of the shell being positioned between the pair of the slide rails through the pair of the notches and the stud buckled together.
US Pat. No. 10,208,111

ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A polynucleotide that encodes an amino acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:17, SEQ ID NO:18, SEQ ID NO:24, SEQ ID NO:30, SEQ ID NO:36, SEQ ID NO:42, and/or SEQ ID NO:46.

US Pat. No. 10,212,778

FACE RECOGNITION SYSTEMS WITH EXTERNAL STIMULUS

KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a camera sensor configured to capture video data of an area of interest; and
a processor configured to (A) process said video data, (B) generate control signals used to initiate an external stimulus and (C) execute computer readable instructions, wherein (i) said computer readable instructions are executed by said processor to (a) perform video analysis on video frames of said captured video data, (b) determine facial recognition results based on said video analysis and (c) if said facial recognition results cannot detect a face of a detected person, determine which of said control signals to generate and (ii) said external stimuli are implemented to encourage a detected person to look in a direction of said camera sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,212,474

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION FOR MULTI-SCREEN VIEWING

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method of processing, by a first device, a video program and information related to the video program from a server, comprising:sending, by the first device, location information of the first device to the server, wherein the first device is registered in a user account of a user as a standalone device at the server;
sending, by the first device, a request to the server for the video program;
receiving, by the first device, the video program and no information related to the video program, if a distance between the first device and a second device registered as a handheld device in the user account is determined by the server to be less than a predefined threshold according to the sent location information;
receiving, by the first device, information related to the video program and no video program, if the distance between the first device and the second device is determined by the server to be not less than the predefined threshold according to the sent location information;
detecting first view change information of the user and sending the first view change information to the server, wherein the first view change information indicates that the user view is switched to the first device; and
providing the received video program or the received information related to the video program for viewing on a display, wherein the distance is less than the predefined threshold when the first view change information indicates that the user view is switched away from the first device and wherein the received video program has a first quality and after sending the first view change information, the received video program has a second quality worse than the first quality.

US Pat. No. 10,212,321

METHOD AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR CALIBRATING A PLENOPTIC CAMERA

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for calibrating a plenoptic camera, said plenoptic camera comprising a lenslet array placed between a main lens and a photosensor, said lenslet array comprising a plurality of lenslets, the method being characterized in that it comprises:obtaining a white image W and a model that describes light scene occlusion induced by the main lens and each lenslet for a given pixel of said photosensor, wherein said model is represented by a set of parameters;
obtaining values of a first subset of parameters from said set of parameters in said model;
obtaining values of a second subset of parameters from said set of parameters in said model by performing a maximum likelihood estimation method based on said model, said white image and said values of a first subset of parameters, wherein a union of said first subset of parameters and said second subset of parameters corresponds to said set of parameters; and
applying the set of parameters to the plenoptic camera.

US Pat. No. 10,212,025

ROUTER MANAGEMENT METHOD, ROUTER AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A router management method, applied in a router, comprising:identifying an abnormality in a wideband network;
switching communications from the wideband network to a mobile network;
sending a failure message to a networked mobile terminal instructing a user of the mobile terminal to remotely repair the wideband network; and
when the wideband network is recovered, switching communications from the mobile network to the wideband network;
wherein the failure message comprises network address information of a payment management page of the router; and
wherein sending the failure message to the networked mobile terminal instructing the user of the mobile terminal to remotely repair the wideband network comprises:
sending the network address information of the payment management page of the router to the networked mobile terminal so as to instruct the user of the mobile terminal to acquire a renewing operation over the wideband network in the payment management page pointed to by the network address information of the payment management page.

US Pat. No. 10,212,806

ABSORBER ASSEMBLIES HAVING A DIELECTRIC SPACER, AND CORRESPONDING METHODS OF ASSEMBLY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An absorber assembly comprising:a printed circuit board;
a differential line disposed on the printed circuit board, the differential line including a first trace and a second trace opposite the first trace;
a dielectric spacer coupled to the printed circuit board and covering at least a portion of the differential line; and
an absorber coupled to the dielectric spacer to inhibit electromagnetic interference radiation from the differential line;
wherein the dielectric spacer has a thickness sufficient to inhibit the absorber from reducing signal integrity of a signal when transmitted along the differential line below a specified threshold; and
wherein the thickness of the dielectric spacer corresponds to a data rate at which the signal will be transmitted along the differential line.

US Pat. No. 10,207,730

CONTAINER FOR STORING CONDUCTORS

Southwire Company, LLC, ...

1. A container comprising a surface, the surface defining:a shape defining an internal volume for housing a conductor, wherein the internal volume comprises a core surface comprising a vertical member and the internal volume houses multiple freely associated unbound individually sheathed conductors arranged in parallel and layered together around the core surface;
a first indentation in the shape, the first indentation located at a first end of the shape and sized to provide a contact for the container to receive a cart;
a removable base located at a second end of the shape, the removable base comprising a second indentation located at a lower portion, a threaded male element protruding from an upper portion, and at least one transducer located at the upper portion, wherein the threaded male element is configured to engage a threaded female element of the shape when the removable base is connected to the shape, wherein the second indentation is configured to engage a first pair of forks, and wherein the at least one transducer is configured to provide a signal indicative of a weight of the container, and
an electronic display device configured to receive the signal from the at least one transducer and comprising a processing unit wherein the signal is used to determine a weight of the conductor in the container and a length of conductor in the container.

US Pat. No. 10,211,881

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING ENERGY-EFFICIENT ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for implementing an Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a media access control (MAC) layer, a plurality of data streams at an input of a first physical layer of a first electronic device via a first set of wires;
identifying, at the first physical layer, an EEE signal in the plurality of data streams received via the first set of wires, the EEE signal being associated with one of a first EEE signal type or a second EEE signal type;
combining, at the first physical layer, the plurality of data streams into a combined data stream for transmission via a second set of wires, the second set of wires comprising a single twisted pair of wires, the first set of wires comprising more wires than the second set of wires;
encoding, at the first physical layer, the combined data stream to include a first indication of the EEE signal when the EEE signal is associated with the first EEE signal type and encoding the combined data stream to include a second indication of the EEE signal when the EEE signal is associated with the second EEE signal type, the first indication and the second indication identifying different low power idle signals; and
communicating the encoded combined data stream at an output of the first physical layer of the first electronic device via the second set of wires, the encoded combined data stream being communicated in a full-duplex mode from the first physical layer of the first electronic device to a second physical layer of a second electronic device over the single twisted pair of wires.

US Pat. No. 10,209,202

OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION SYSTEM FOR WIDE FIELD OF VIEW DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An optical characterization system comprising:a camera assembly including a plurality of optical heads, the optical heads including a camera and an integrating sphere, the camera assembly configured to measure different portions of a structured light pattern in accordance with imaging instructions, the structured light pattern generated by a diffractive optical element (DOE) under test, and the structured light pattern having a field of view that is larger than a field of view of the camera assembly, and each measured different portion of the structured light pattern is captured at a same radial distance from a reference point on the DOE under test; and
a workstation configured to:
provide the imaging instructions to the camera assembly, the imaging instructions causing the camera assembly to use the camera head to capture images of the different portions of the structured light pattern,
stitch the captured images together to form a pattern image, wherein the pattern image is a single image of the entire structured light pattern, and
characterize performance of the DOE under test using the pattern image and a performance metric.

US Pat. No. 10,212,859

COOLING MECHANISM OF HIGH MOUNTING FLEXIBILITY

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A cooling mechanism comprising: a heat sink, a plurality of heat pipes, a heat transfer block, an elastic mounting lug, and an abutment plate; said heat sink comprising a heat sink body, said heat sink body comprising an accommodation portion, a plurality of position-limit sliding grooves extended from said accommodation portion, and a first screw hole located near said accommodation portion, said accommodation portion including an opening through said heat sink body; said elastic mounting lug comprising an elongated position-limit slot at one end and a circular first through hole located at an opposite end, wherein a first screw passes through said elongated slot and is received in said first screw hole to fasten the mounting lug to the heat sink body; said heat transfer block comprising a recessed insertion passaged located in one side thereof, a planar contact surface located at an opposite side thereof, and a positioning structure, said positioning structure comprising a plurality of second screw holes spaced around the recessed insertion passage, wherein a second screw passes through said circular through hole and is received in one of said second screw holes to fasten the heat transfer block to the elastic mounting lug, said heat transfer block is located in said accommodation portion; said abutment plate comprising a plurality of elastic protruding portions and a plurality of second through holes spaced around said protruding portions, wherein a plurality of third screws pass through said second through holes and are received in said second screw holes to fasten said abutment plate to said heat transfer block, and said abutment plate is located in said accommodation portion; said heat pipes each comprising a hot interface located at a first end and a cold interface located at a second end, wherein each of said cold interfaces is positioned in one of said position-limit sliding grooves, a plurality of stop blocks are fastened to said heat sink body to stop said heat pipes in said position-limit sliding grooves, and wherein said hot interfaces are located in said recessed insertion passage between and in direct contact with said heat transfer block and said protruding portions; wherein said cooling mechanism is configured such that said elastic protruding portions apply a pressure to said hot interfaces to press said hot interfaces against said heat transfer block; and wherein said cooling mechanism is configured such that said heat transfer block; said heat pipes, and said abutment plate move relative to said heat sink in response to a force applied to said planar surface.

US Pat. No. 10,212,832

ELECTRO-OPTICAL PANEL, ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An electro-optical panel, comprising:a circuit area in which a circuit is formed; and
a first terminal area and a second terminal area that are arranged side-by-side in a first direction viewed from the circuit area, wherein
the first terminal area and the second terminal area are each provided with a terminal group including a plurality of terminals which are arranged in a second direction different from the first direction, and
at least one of wires from the first terminal area to the circuit area and from the second terminal area to the circuit area extends from between the first terminal area and the second terminal area and reaches the circuit area through an area outside of the first terminal area viewed from a central axis of the electro-optical panel extending in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,211,612

PROTECTIVE TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH HOT MELT FIXATION, END FRAY PREVENTION LAYER AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve for providing protection to an elongate member contained therein, comprising:a wall of interlaced yarn having a cavity bounded by an innermost surface extending between opposite open ends;
a coating mixture including a first material and a second material bonded to said wall immediately adjacent said opposite ends, said first material including a hot melt adhesive material, said hot melt adhesive material having melt temperature between about 150-250 degrees Celsius;
said second material including an elastomeric material;
wherein said wall is a wrappable wall having opposite edges adapted to be wrapped in overlapping relation with one another, wherein said opposite edges extend generally parallel to a central, longitudinal axis of said cavity, wherein said wall is heat-set to bias said opposite edges into overlapping relation with one another, wherein said wall has an intermediate section extending from one of said opposite edges to the other of said opposite edges, said intermediate section extending between said first and second materials adjacent said opposite ends, said intermediate section being free of said first and said second materials.

US Pat. No. 10,210,567

MARKET-BASED VIRTUAL MACHINE ALLOCATION

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A market scheduler in a cloud computing environment, comprising:a memory containing a non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising machine executable code having stored thereon instructions for performing a method of distributing virtual machines to a plurality of remote systems; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to execute the machine executable code to cause the processor to:
receive a first plurality of buy and sell messages from the plurality of remote systems, wherein buy messages include an indication of resources available for use on a buying remote system in the plurality of remote systems, and wherein sell messages include an indication of resources used by a virtual machine operating on a selling remote system in the plurality of remote systems;
match the buy messages with the sell messages, wherein the difference between resources available for use in the buy messages and the resources used is minimized; and
send a second plurality of bought and sold messages to the plurality of remote systems, a bought message corresponding to a buy message received in the first plurality of buy and sell messages from a first remote system that matched with a sold message corresponding to a sell message received in the first plurality of buy and sell messages from a second remote system, wherein the sell message includes a highest bid and the buy message includes a highest-cost workload of the first plurality of buy and sell messages, and wherein based on the bought message and the sold message the second remote system transfers the virtual machine to the first remote system.

US Pat. No. 10,208,619

VARIABLE LOW TURBINE VANE WITH AFT ROTATION AXIS

Florida Turbine Technolog...

1. A turbine with a variable inlet guide vane assembly for a gas turbine engine comprising:a variable inlet guide vane having a diverging flow path located upstream in a flow direction of a rotor blade of the turbine;
the variable inlet guide vane having an airfoil extending between an upper button and a lower button;
the airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge;
the airfoil having an aerodynamic center of pressure and a center of rotation; and,
the center of rotation of the airfoil is located downstream in the flow direction of the aerodynamic center of pressure of the airfoil.

US Pat. No. 10,212,845

HYBRID REAR COVER AND MOUNTING BRACKET FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A system for mounting an electronic display comprising:a rear cover mounting bracket having a rear plate;
an electronic display assembly module having a thermal plate where the electronic display assembly module attaches to the rear cover mounting bracket to define a gaseously sealed enclosed chamber between the thermal plate and the rear plate, wherein said enclosed chamber is located entirely behind the electronic display assembly;
an electrical component placed within the enclosed chamber;
wherein the electronic display assembly module is removably connected to the rear cover mounting bracket;
a first partition within the enclosed chamber; and
a circulating fan positioned within the enclosed chamber for circulating gas within the enclosed chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,208,912

HEADLIGHT FOR A VEHICLE

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A headlamp (1) for a vehicle, comprising:at least one light source (2);
a primary optical system (3) for generating a lighting image; and
an optical imaging system (4) configured to project the lighting image onto a roadway as a light image,
wherein the primary optical system (3) has a plurality of light guiding elements (5) and a support layer (6), wherein the light guiding elements (5) are arranged on a rear face (6r) of the support layer (6), and the lighting image can be generated on a front face (6v) of the support layer (6),
wherein the light guiding elements (5) are arranged adjacently to one another or in an overlapping manner in a row in an axis direction (y) and form at least one line (7), wherein each light guiding element (5) has a light inlet surface (5e) for coupling in light from at least one light source (2) and a light outlet surface (5a) for coupling out light, and
wherein the totality of the light guiding elements (5) of the at least one line (7) have a common border (8) which is constantly curved on at least one face oriented substantially along the axis direction (y) and together with the support layer (6) forms a section curve with a curved curve course (9, 10).

US Pat. No. 10,208,410

BRAIDED TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH AXIALLY COLLAPSIBLE, ANTI-KINKING FEATURE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve, comprising:a tubular wall of braided yarns extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends, at least some of said braided yarns including heat-set yarns; and
said wall having a plurality of annular first regions forming generally convex ridges and a plurality of annular second regions forming generally concave valleys, said first regions alternating with said second regions along said central longitudinal axis to provide the wall with axially collapsible features, said first regions including a plurality of twisted yarns forming a plurality of closed loops, wherein at least some of said braided yarns pass through at least some of said closed loops within said first regions.
US Pat. No. 10,208,201

PLASTICS COMPOSITION COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE METAL PIGMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A plastics compositioncomprising at least one platelet-shaped metal pigment in a quantity from a range of from 0.01 to 25 wt.-%, wherein the at least one metal pigment comprises an iron content of at least about 50 weight percent based upon total weight of the metal pigment,
at least one light stabilizer in a quantity of from 0.01 to 10 wt.-%, and
at least one antioxidant in a quantity of from 0.01 to 2 wt.-%,
wherein the at least one light stabilizer and the at least one antioxidant are in quantities relative to the total weight of the plastics composition.

US Pat. No. 10,212,844

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING FAN LIFE IN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:a first fan in a first location for cooling a first component of the information handling system;
a second fan in a second location for cooling a second component of the information handling system; and
a management controller operable to:
determine that the first fan has experienced greater stress than the second fan in the management controller is further operable to determine a first efficiency level of the first fan, and wherein in determining the first efficiency level, the management controller is further operable to turn on the first fan, turn off the second fan, and measure a power level of the first fan; and
recommend that the first fan be placed in the second location and that the second fan be placed in the first location, wherein the first fan is placed in the second location and the second fan is placed in the first location in response to the recommendation.

US Pat. No. 10,212,631

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FAST DOWNLINK RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SELECTION

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A radio access network element configured to route traffic between an application server and user equipment, the radio access network element comprising:a cellular interface configured to communicate with the user equipment via a cellular link; and
a processor configured to execute computer readable instructions to cause the radio access network element to
transmit a plurality of probe packets to the user equipment via an IP tunnel between the radio access network element and the user equipment through a wireless local area network access point;
receive a probe packet response from the user equipment, the probe packet response being indicative of a connection quality of the IP tunnel between the radio access network element and the user equipment; and
determine whether to switch from a first traffic routing mode to a second traffic routing mode based on the probe packet response from the user equipment; wherein
in the first traffic routing mode, downlink traffic from the application server is delivered to the user equipment via a first data path through the wireless local area network access point, and
in the second traffic routing mode, the downlink traffic from the application server is delivered to the user equipment via a second data path including the IP tunnel between the radio access network element and the wireless local area network access point.

US Pat. No. 10,212,594

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SESSION ESTABLISHMENT BY UNAUTHENTICATED USER EQUIPMENT

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. A method of establishing a network connection for emergency services between a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) core network and user equipment (UE) in a non-3GPP compliant access network, comprising:obtaining an identifier for the UE;
initiating an authentication process in accordance with an authentication protocol;
determining the UE is unauthenticated when the authentication process fails to authenticate the UE with the 3GPP core network;
negotiating one of a plurality of connection modes with the unauthenticated UE to establish a network connection for emergency services, by:
communicating the plurality of network connection modes to the unauthenticated UE, wherein the plurality of network connection modes includes: a single-connection mode (SCM) and a multi-connection mode (MCM); and
receiving a selection of one of the plurality of network connection modes from the unauthenticated UE; and
establishing the network connection for emergency services between the 3GPP core network and the unauthenticated UE through the non-3GPP compliant access network with the selected one of the plurality of connection modes.

US Pat. No. 10,212,236

INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD AND APPARATUS IN ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for transmitting information in a robot operating system of an unmanned vehicle, the method comprising:acquiring to-be-transmitted information;
determining a network relationship between a current node and an information receiving node receiving the to-be-transmitted information, the network relationship comprising a remote relationship and a local relationship;
determining a transmission approach of the to-be-transmitted information based on a message transmission parameter, a configuration parameter and the network relationship, wherein the transmission approach is at least one of the following: a network interface transmission approach and a local shared memory transmission approach; the message transmission parameter is determined by a node manager in the robot operating system based on the network relationship, and the configuration parameter is determined by the node manager of the robot operating system according to the message transmission parameter to set information storage area for the corresponding transmission approach, wherein the determining the transmission approach of the to-be-transmitted information according to the message transmission parameter, the configuration parameter and the network relationship comprises:
setting an information transmission buffer for the to-be-transmitted information through the configuration parameter, if the network relationship between the current node and the information receiving node receiving the to-be-transmitted information is the remote relationship; and determining the transmission approach of the to-be-transmitted information as the network interface transmission approach through the message transmission parameter, the network interface transmission approach being configured to transmit the to-be-transmitted information to the information receiving node through the network;
settle a shared memory for the to-be-transmitted information through the configuration parameter, if the network relationship between the current node and the information receiving node receiving the to-be-transmitted information is the local relationship; and determining the transmission approach of the to-be-transmitted information as the local shared memory transmission approach through the message transmission parameter, the shared memory being used for the current node to write the to-be-transmitted information and for the information receiving node to read the to-be-transmitted information, the local shared memory transmission approach being configured to implement information transmission with the information receiving node through the shared memory of the current node;
transmitting the to-be-transmitted information using the transmission approach.

US Pat. No. 10,211,522

DENSITY AND POWER CONTROLLED PLASMA ANTENNA

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. A plasma antenna assembly comprising:a plasma antenna element;
a plasma density sensor operably coupled to the plasma antenna element to measure plasma density during ionization of the plasma antenna element;
a driver circuit operably coupled to the plasma antenna element to selectively provide pulsed current to the plasma antenna element for ionization of plasma in the plasma antenna element; and
a controller operably coupled to the driver circuit and the plasma density sensor to provide control of the plasma density of the plasma antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,210,454

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT ASSISTANCE

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method comprising:causing a conversation user interface to be displayed via a display associated with a mobile device to enable a conversation between an intelligent assistant and a user associated with the mobile device, wherein the intelligent assistant is computer-implemented;
receiving, by a computer system, natural language input of the user during the conversation;
processing, by the computer system, the natural language input to identify a linguistic pattern of terms including a verb in the natural language input;
determining, by the computer system, an intent of the natural language input based at least in part on the linguistic pattern of terms in the natural language input;
based at least in part on the intent of the natural language input and an index for locating services that are relevant to the intent, determining, by the computer system, to send the natural language input to a human for human input, the human input comprising a response to the natural language input, wherein the human is different than the user associated with the device;
based at least in part on to send the natural language input for the human input, sending the natural language input to a device associated with the human to request that the human provide the human input;
receiving, by the computer system, the human input; and
providing, by the computer system, the response to the user via the conversation user interface, the response being represented within the conversation user interface as originating from the intelligent assistant.

US Pat. No. 10,212,789

METHOD FOR SETTING UP AND OPERATING A NETWORK OF LUMINAIRES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method for operating a network of luminaires, the method including the steps of:providing a network of luminaires comprising a plurality of luminaires, each luminaire being a street light and having a control module associated therewith, each of the control modules comprising:
a long-range communication module,
a short-range communication module,
a geocoordinates module, and
a controller, each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the luminaire, the control output comprising control signals for the driver of a luminous means of the associated luminaire,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-range communication module,
setting up the network by dividing the control modules into at least one group of control modules on the basis of at least one of: luminaire and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules in each group as the group controller,
forming a short-range network of further control modules, within each group via the respective short-range communication modules, the further control modules in each group communicating with one another and with their group controller by means of their short-range communication modules, and
transmitting, in a normal operating state of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own: luminaire and control module information, and at least one of the luminaire and control module information received from the further control modules via the short-range communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,212,763

HEATED GLOVE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE HEATING OF GLOVE

Soletics, LLC, Grand Rap...

1. A heated glove comprising:a glove structure having an inner body having an outer surface, an inner surface defining a cavity with an opening providing ingress into the cavity, the glove structure further having a base region, a thumb region, an index finger region, a middle finger region, a ring finger region and a pinky finger region: and
a heating assembly having a plurality of heating zones, wherein each of the plurality of heating zones is located at each of the thumb region, the index finger region, the middle finger region, the ring finger region and the pinky finger region, each of the plurality of heating zones having:
an electrically conductive fabric portion defining a mesh having a plurality of interwoven conductive threads with a first circuit portion and a second circuit portion, the two portions having a first end across which a voltage differential is placeable, and second ends that are spaced apart from each other;
an electrically conductive heating mesh portion having a plurality of interwoven conductive threads extending between the second ends of the first and second circuit portions so as to be in electrical communication therewith, wherein the electrically conductive fabric portion has a resistance that is lower than a resistance of the heating mesh portion, and wherein the electrically conductive heating mesh portion extends; and
a sensing assembly having temperature sensors, each of the temperature sensors being positioned adjacent to the heating mesh portion to determine a temperature of an area adjacent thereto; and
a controller coupled to the glove structure the controller having a power source selectively couplable to the electrically conductive fabric portion, and the controller electrically coupled to each of the temperature sensors of each of the plurality heating zones of each of the thumb region, the index finger region, the middle finger region, the ring finger region and the pinky finger region, with the controller structurally configured to selectively couple the battery to the electrically conductive portion, to, in turn, independently supply current to heat each of the thumb region, the index finger region, the middle finger region, the ring finger region and the pinky finger region based upon a reading from each of the temperature sensors located therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,212,600

CONTEXTUAL SIGNALING SYSTEM 7 (SS7) FIREWALL AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method for Signaling System 7 (SS7) routing and firewall filtering, the method comprising:receiving, by an SS7 contextual firewall filter executed by a processor, a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) message from an SS7 network operator, wherein the GSM message comprises a true destination;
validating, by the SS7 contextual firewall filter executed by the processor, Message Signaling Unit (MSU) contents of the GSM message;
validating, by the SS7 contextual firewall filter executed by the processor, MSU correctness of the GSM message;
responsive to the GSM message failing any one of the validation steps, blocking the GSM message from being transmitted toward its true destination; and
responsive to the GSM message passing each of the validation steps, transmitting the GSM message towards its true destination.

US Pat. No. 10,211,991

METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING PREAUTHORIZED APPLICATIONS TO DESKTOP COMPUTER USING SECURE CONNECTION

Parallels International G...

1. A computer-implemented method for launching a server application, the method comprising:(a) installing a mobile client application on a mobile device;
(b) generating mobile user credentials;
(c) registering the mobile user credentials with a virtual desktop for accessing a remote server;
(d) establishing a session with the content manager from the virtual desktop using the mobile user credentials;
(e) connecting the virtual desktop to a content storage using the content manager;
(f) on the virtual desktop, requesting, from the content storage, a download of a server application package along with the mobile user credentials embedded into the server application package;
(g) requesting an automatic registration of the mobile device user on the virtual desktop after installation of the server application package;
(h) using the mobile user credentials, installing the server application from the application package on the virtual desktop;
(i) loading the mobile user credentials into an operating system of the virtual desktop from the server application package; and
(j) activating the server application on the virtual desktop using the mobile user credentials.

US Pat. No. 10,210,979

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC DISPENSER

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method of driving an inductive load comprising the steps of:applying a supply voltage to the inductive load;
closing and opening a first switch connected to a capacitor and the inductive load, wherein the capacitor is charged by the supply voltage via the inductive load;
measuring a voltage over the charged capacitor, wherein the charging of the capacitor is discontinued when the voltage over the charged capacitor has reached a predetermined level greater than that of the supply voltage;
closing a second switch, an input terminal of which being connected to a control terminal of a third switch via a first resistor, the capacitor further being connected to the control terminal of the third switch via the first resistor and an input terminal of the third switch, and to the input terminal of the second switch via a second resistor, wherein the third switch closes and causes the capacitor to discharge via the third switch into the inductive load; and
closing of the first switch, which causes a current sufficient for actuating a mechanical valve associated with the inductive load to be induced in the inductive load.

US Pat. No. 10,210,865

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING INFORMATION

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for inputting information, comprising: receiving user inputted voice information, the voice information being associated with content to be inputted in an input area of an application;considering emojis associated with the voice information as a candidate result, the emojis comprising: emojis historically inputted in the input area of the application by multiple users inputting voice information semantically associated with the voice information, with a frequency higher than a frequency threshold; and
inputting an emoji selected by the user from the candidate result in the input area of the application;
the method further comprising:
acquiring marked information of a plurality of emojis, the marked information indicating a mood type corresponding to the emojis;
using the plurality of emojis and the marked information as sample data to train a deep learning model;
using the trained deep learning model to recognize the mood types corresponding to a mass of emojis;
establishing a corresponding relationship between the mass of emojis and the mood types.
US Pat. No. 10,206,911

ANDROGEN RECEPTOR VARIANTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. In a method of treating castration resistant prostate cancer in a patient the improvement that comprises:monitoring response of the patient to an administered course of therapy by comparing at least first and second detected presence or expression levels, determined at first and second time points, respectively, the second time point being alter the first time point, of a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a variant androgen receptor or portion thereof having an amino acid sequence containing a mutation at amino acid 876 relative to a reference androgen receptor polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the mutation at amino acid 876 is F876I, F876L, or F876V, and
continuing to administer the course of therapy if the second detected presence or expression level is lower than the first detected presence or expression level, or administering a different course of therapy if the second detected presence or expression level is not lower than the first detected presence or expression level.

US Pat. No. 10,210,685

VOICE BIOMETRIC ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERBAL TRANSACTIONS CONDUCTED OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A voice biometric analysis system for authenticating a customer as an authorized payment card user to a merchant over a communications network, the system comprising:a passive voice biometric analysis device configured to:
store a plurality of respective voice samples of enrolled authorized payment card users;
sample a verbal conversation between the customer and the merchant over the communications network;
analyze the customer's voice characteristics from the sampled verbal conversation;
compare, during the sampled verbal conversation, the analyzed customer's voice characteristics in the sampled verbal conversation to characteristics of at least one of the stored voice sample to authenticate the customer as one of the enrolled authorized payment card users; and
advise the merchant whether the customer has been authenticated as an enrolled authorized payment card user.

US Pat. No. 10,210,205

SYSTEM INDEPENDENT CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT DATABASE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computer-implemented method in a dynamic identification system for operation of a network utilizing an Authoritative Configuration Management Database (ACMDB) comprising configuration item (CI) records, at least one CI record of the CI records comprising data related to an element in an information technology system, the method comprising:transmitting, to an originating system over the network via a network port connected to the network, an identifying rule set that defines a minimum amount of data in order to generate an identifying signature that serves as a common reference between a record of the originating system with a matching CI record of the ACMDB, wherein the originating system includes a plurality of records to be associated with a plurality of CI records in the ACMDB;
receiving, from the originating system via the network port, at least the minimum amount of data for a first record of the originating system that is defined as being necessary in order to generate the identifying signature;
generating, using a processor, based at least on the received minimum amount of data for the first record, a first identifying signature;
matching, using the processor, the generated first identifying signature with a first matching stored identifying signature stored in a memory comprising an identification signature store comprising a plurality of stored identifying signatures that have been previously generated for a plurality of CI records of the ACMDB;
creating a correlated first record, using the processor, by correlating the first record of the originating system corresponding with the generated first identifying signature with a first CI record of the ACMDB corresponding with the matching stored identifying signature; and
outputting, at the network port, the correlated first record to a CMDB-supported activity system.

US Pat. No. 10,210,188

MULTI-TIERED DATA STORAGE IN A DEDUPLICATION SYSTEM

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A method comprising:identifying a first plurality of criteria associated with a data block included in a plurality of data blocks, the data block being identified based on a blockmap and an index, the blockmap characterizing a file stored in a deduplication repository, the index identifying data store identifiers, reference count data, and a second plurality of criteria associated with the plurality of data blocks, the second plurality of criteria including the first plurality of criteria, the first plurality of criteria characterizing input/output (I/O) activity associated with the data block;
identifying at least one data store based on at least one of the first plurality of criteria, the at least one data store being included in a data storage tier of a plurality of data storage tiers, the at least one data store being identified based, at least in part, on the I/O activity associated with the data block; and
updating the first plurality of criteria stored in the index and associated with the data block.

US Pat. No. 10,209,300

OPTO-ACOUSTIC METROLOGY OF SIGNAL ATTENUATING STRUCTURES

Rudolph Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of manufacturing an interconnect structure for an integrated circuit (IC) device, the method comprising:forming the interconnect structure in the IC device;
receiving a time-dependent opto-acoustic signal for the interconnect structure;
performing a Fourier analysis of the time-dependent opto-acoustic signal to generate a Fourier-transformed dataset;
identifying a plurality of local maxima from the Fourier-transformed dataset;
generating an estimate of one or more optical parameters for each identified local maximum in the plurality of local maxima;
fitting a first mode to a strongest maximum of the plurality of local maxima;
subtracting the first mode from the time-dependent opto-acoustic signal to generate a first corrected dataset;
fitting a second mode to a second strongest maximum of the plurality of local maxima;
subtracting the second mode from the first corrected dataset to generate a second dataset;
comparing the first and second datasets to a predicted physical model;
based on the comparison, quantifying one or more physical characteristics of the interconnect structure of the integrated circuit;
determining whether the one or more physical characteristics are within tolerances for the interconnect structure; and
if the one or more physical characteristics are not within the tolerances, altering a fabrication process.

US Pat. No. 10,208,168

POLYOXYALKYLENEAMINE MODIFIED SULFONATED BLOCK COPOLYMERS, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A polyoxyalkyleneamine modified sulfonated block copolymer comprising:a. at least one sulfonated block copolymer comprising at least two polymer end blocks A and at least one polymer interior block B, wherein
each A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing from about 10 to about 100 mol % sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of sulfonation susceptible monomer units of the B block; and
b. at least one polyoxyalkyleneamine in an amount of from about 0.6 to 2 mol-equivalent of amine groups per mol sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups of the sulfonated block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,207,630

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT SCANNER IN A HEADLAMP FOR VEHICLES

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A method for controlling a light scanner (7) in a headlight for vehicles, the method comprising:directing a laser beam of at least one modulated laser light source (1) in a scanning manner, by way of the light scanner, onto a light conversion means (8) so as to generate a light image (11) thereon, which is projected via an imaging system (12) as a light image (11?) onto a roadway; and
pivoting a micromirror (10) of the light scanner according to defined characteristic control curves in at least one coordinate direction,wherein:the desired light image (11) is divided into a pixel set having n rows and/or m columns;
horizontal and/or vertical characteristic control curves for the micromirror (10) are adapted to at least one selected row and/or column in terms of the required optical power of the pixels; and
the adapted horizontal and/or vertical characteristic control curves are used to control the micromirror.

US Pat. No. 10,206,902

MONO- OR DI-SUBSTITUTED INDOLES AS DENGUE VIRAL REPLICATION INHIBITORS

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
(1) R1 is H, R2 is F, and R3 is H, F or CH3;
(2) R1 is F or CH3, R2 is OCH3, and R3 is H;
(3) R1 is H, R2 is Cl, and R3 is H or CH3;
(4) R1 is F, R2 is H, and R3 is CH3;
(5) R1 is H, R2 is OCH3, and R3 is Cl;
(6) R1 is F, R2 is F, and R3 is H;
(7) R1 is H, R2 is OCH3, and R3 is CH3; or
(8) R1 is CH3, R2 is H, and R3 is F;
or a stereo-isomeric form, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or polymorph thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,208,151

METHOD FOR PREPARING LARGE-SIZE DIENE-BASED RUBBER LATEX AND ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE GRAFT COPOLYMER COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. A method for preparing a diene-based rubber latex comprising:preparing a first solution by adding 50 to 75 parts by weight of a conjugated diene-based monomer, 1 part by weight to 3 parts by weight of an emulsifier, 0.1 parts by weight to 0.4 parts by weight of a polymerization initiator, 0.1 parts by weight to 3 parts by weight of an electrolyte, 0.1 parts by weight to 0.5 parts by weight of a molecular weight control agent and 65 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight of ion exchanged water, based on 100 parts by weight of the conjugated diene-based monomer, into a reactor while stirring, adding 0.05 part by weight to 0.3 part by weight of a cross-linking agent based on 100 parts by weight of the conjugated diene-based monomer, and then subjecting the first solution to a first polymerization (Step 1);
performing a second polymerization by further adding a balance of the conjugated diene-based monomer, 0 to 0.1 parts by weight of the emulsifier and 0 to 0.2 parts by weight of the cross-linking agent (Step 2); and
terminating the second polymerization when the polymerization conversion rate of the second polymerization is 90% or higher (Step 3), wherein the cross-linking agent is (propylene glycol)n diacrylate, in which n is 7 to 13.

US Pat. No. 10,212,842

SERVER CHASSIS FOR SERVERS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A server chassis installable in a server rack, comprising:a lower compartment having a front end and a rear end, the front end defining a front opening configured to allow for the passage of at least one server therethrough;
an upper compartment defining a top opening substantially orthogonal to the front opening and configured to allow for the passage of a plurality of storage cartridges therethrough; and
an interconnector having a first set of connectors communicatively coupled with a second set of connectors, the first set of connectors configured to mate with the at least one server, and the second set of connectors configured to mate with the plurality of storage cartridges, such that the interconnector allows for the removal of the at least one server without the removal of the plurality of storage cartridges.

US Pat. No. 10,212,831

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

VEONEER SWEDEN AB, Varga...

1. An electronic control unit having a housing containing a circuit board, wherein the housing comprises:a base and a cover between which the circuit board is located;
the base and the cover are inter-engaged via an interference fit connection extending around at least a major part of a peripheral edge of the cover;
wherein a first side of the circuit board contacts the base;
wherein the cover contacts and bears down on an opposing second side of the circuit board such that the circuit board is clamped between the base and the cover by the cover;
the interference fit connection includes an elastic deformation of the cover; and
wherein the peripheral edge of the cover engages the base at an angle and the peripheral edge extends from the base towards the circuit board at the angle.

US Pat. No. 10,212,060

METHODS FOR MONITORING QUANTITIES OF COMPUTER DEVICES, ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DEVICE

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A method for monitoring an operational characteristic quantity of a computer device in a computer network cluster communicatively coupled to an administration server via a communication network, the method comprising:measuring a plurality of values adopted by the quantity over time,
determining: (i) if a first measured value is a local extremum; (ii) if a second measured value is a last local extremum with respect to the first measured value; (iii) if the second measured value has been previously transmitted to the administration server via the communication network; (iv) if difference from the first measured value and the second measured value is greater than a predefined difference, and
if conditions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are verified, transmitting the first measured value to the administration server via the communication network,
if conditions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are not verified, not transmitting the first measured value to the administration server via the communication network unless at least one first other condition for transmitting the first measured value to the administration server via the communication network is verified.

US Pat. No. 10,211,837

FREQUENCY DIVIDER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A frequency divider, comprising:a phase selector for receiving N input signals, and selecting a first input signal from N input signals as an output signal according to N selection signals, wherein the frequency of the N input signals are the same, and the phase of the N input signals are different, every adjacent two of the N input signals have a phase difference of 360°/N, and N is a positive integer larger than 2; and
a control circuit for updating the N selection signals according to the output signal, such that the phase selector switches the output signal from the first input signal to a second input signal of the N input signals, wherein the phase of the second input signal leads the phase of the first input signal by 360°/N,
wherein the control circuit comprises:
N flip-flops connected in series from a first flip-flop to an N-th flip-flop, wherein each of the N flip-flops has a clock input end, which receives a trigger signal, and output ends of the N flip-flops provide the N selection signals respectively, each of the N flip-flops has an input end and the output end, the output end of an i-th flip-flop is coupled to the input end of an (i+1)-th flip-flop, the output end of the N-th flip-flop is coupled to the input end of the first flip-flop, i is a positive integer and 1?i?N?1, the output end of the i-th flip-flop provides the selection signal corresponding to the first input signal, and the output end of the (i+1)-th flip-flop provides the selection signal corresponding to the second input signal; and
an AND gate for generating the trigger signal according to the output signal and a control signal and further updating the N selection signals when the trigger signal is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,209,524

FACIAL INTERFACE ASSEMBLIES FOR USE WITH HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A facial interface assembly for use with a head mounted display having a display housing, comprising:a contoured spacer frame removably connectable to the display housing, including:
a forehead interface portion,
a pair of cheek interface portions,
and
one or more attachment mounts configured to mate with a housing of the head mounted display; and
a face gasket removably attached to the contoured spacer frame, including:
at least one foam layer, and
a fabric layer over the at least one foam layer,
wherein the contoured spacer frame has a depth for adjusting a distance between a user's face and the display housing.

US Pat. No. 10,209,146

APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR DETERMINING A CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT BETWEEN A MOVING FLUID AND A BOUNDING SURFACE

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOG...

1. A process for experimentally determining a heat transfer coefficient of a surface comprising the steps of:forming a duct with a first fluid passage and a second fluid passage separated by a thin wall membrane;
passing water through the first fluid passage to establish a datum temperature of the thin wall membrane;
passing air through the second fluid passage to transfer heat from the thin wall membrane to the air; and,
determining a heat transfer coefficient of the surface by measuring a difference between the air inlet and the air outlet of the second fluid passage and a temperature of the thin wall membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,209,093

SERVO GEAR IDLE POSITION MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo gear idle position measuring method, comprising:outputting a start-up fixed force of a first rotation direction to an output shaft of a servo under test, and recording a value of a start-up position of the output shaft of the servo under test when a position of a rotor of the servo under test changes for the first time;
outputting a counterrotation force of a second rotation direction contrary to the first rotation direction for rotating the output shaft of the servo under test to the output shaft of the servo under test, and recording a value of an counterrotation position of the output shaft of the servo under test when the rotor of the servo under test is in a stop status after a predetermined interval; and
calculating a value of a servo gear idle position in a current measuring point, wherein the value of the idle position is the absolute value of the difference between the value of the start-up position and the value of the counterrotation position.

US Pat. No. 10,209,026

CROSSBOW WITH PULLEYS THAT ROTATE AROUND STATIONARY AXES

Ravin Crossbows, LLC, Su...

1. A crossbow comprising:a frame comprising a center rail;
first and second flexible limbs attached to the frame;
a first cam assembly mounted to the frame and rotatable around a first axis, the first cam assembly comprising a first draw string journal having a first plane of rotation perpendicular to the first axis, and a first power cable take-up journal comprising a path that is not co-planar with the first plane of rotation;
a second cam assembly mounted to the frame and rotatable around a second axis, the second cam assembly comprising a second draw string journal having a second plane of rotation perpendicular to the second axis, and a second power cable take-up journal comprising a path that is not co-planar with the second plane of rotation;
a draw string received in the draw string journals in a reverse draw configuration with the draw string adjacent a down-range side when in a released configuration and secured to the first and second cam assemblies, wherein the draw string unwinds from the draw string journals as it translates from a released configuration to a drawn configuration, wherein a separation between the first axis and the second axis is about 3 inches to about 8 inches and the draw string in the drawn configuration comprises an included angle of less than about 25 degrees; and
first and second power cables having first ends operatively coupled to the first and second cam assemblies and received in the first and second power cable take-up journals, and second ends operatively coupled to the first and second flexible limbs, respectively,
wherein the first and second power cable take-up journals displace the first and second power cables along the first and second axes relative to the first and second planes of rotation, respectively, and the first and second power cables wrap at least 270 degrees around the respective first and second power cable take-up journals as the drawstring is moved between the released configuration to the drawn configuration, and the first and second cables unwrap at least 270 degrees from the respective first and second power cable take-up journals as the drawstring is moved between the drawn configuration to the released configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,212,838

HIGH POWER MULTILAYER MODULE HAVING LOW INDUCTANCE AND FAST SWITCHING FOR PARALLELING POWER DEVICES

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A power module, comprising:at least one electrically conductive power substrate;
a housing arranged on the at least one electrically conductive power substrate;
a first terminal electrically connected to the at least one electrically conductive power substrate;
the first terminal comprising a contact surface located above the housing at a first elevation;
a second terminal comprising a contact surface located above the housing at a second elevation different from the first elevation;
a third terminal electrically connected to the at least one electrically conductive power substrate;
a plurality of power devices arranged on and connected to the at least one electrically conductive power substrate; and
the third terminal being electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of power devices through the at least one electrically conductive power substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,212,816

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electronic device (10) for a motor vehicle comprising:a tubular casing (12) formed of metal, said tubular casing extending longitudinally with openings at each of two ends (24, 26) of the tubular casing, the tubular casing (12) comprising a wall (31) having a curved profile comprising cooling fins (34) on an outer surface (32) of the tubular casing;
an assembly of printed circuit boards (18) comprising a first plurality of printed circuit boards characterized as flexible, said first plurality of printed circuit boards comprising heat-generating electronic components (19), the printed circuit boards of the assembly being connected together by flexible conductive elements (92, 94);
a first heat sink (14) arranged inside the tubular casing (12) comprising a curved wall (108) generally extending parallel to the wall (31) of the tubular casing (12);
the first plurality of printed circuit boards being interposed between a curved inner surface (48) of the wall (31) of the casing (12) and the curved wall (108) of the first heat sink (14) so as to be able to dissipate the heat through the first heat sink (14) and through the curved wall (31) equipped with cooling fins (34) of the tubular casing (12); and
the assembly of printed circuit boards (18) comprising a flat printed circuit board (82) distinct from the first plurality of printed circuit boards, a first face (138) of said flat printed circuit board (82) being arranged against a flat wall (114) of the first heat sink (14).

US Pat. No. 10,207,213

TURBOMACHINERY FILTER CHANGE FORECASTER

Solar Turbines Incorporat...

1. A method of monitoring a turbomachinery system including intake ducting and an intake filter for the intake ducting, the method comprising:measuring a pressure drop across the intake filter;
normalizing the measured pressure drop across the intake filter by a turbomachinery power output;
determining clog rate parameters for a clog rate of a filter area of the intake filter based on the normalized measured pressure drop across the intake filter, the clog rate parameters including a first clog parameter and an exponential clog parameter;
predicting an intake filter life cycle, including predicting a pressure drop across the intake filter for an intake filter life cycle based on the determined clog rate parameters; and
providing a recommended time to service the intake filter to an operator of the turbomachinery system based on the predicted intake filter life cycle.
US Pat. No. 10,207,958

METAL COATING ON CERAMIC SUBSTRATES

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A method for producing an electrically conducting metal coating on ceramic substrates, wherein the metal coating is in direct contact with the ceramic substrate and is solderable and/or weldable, the method comprising the steps of:a) producing a metal-coating paste comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of a conducting metal, a solderable metal and weldable metal;
b) applying the metal-coating paste to the ceramic substrate;
c) baking-on of the metal-coating paste;
wherein the metal coating does not contain a noble metal selected from the group consisting of platinum, gold, palladium and silver, wherein the metal-coating paste further comprises at least one additive, wherein the additive comprises an element of the transition groups IVB, VB and VIB of the periodic table.

US Pat. No. 10,212,800

COMPACT LINEAR ACCELERATOR WITH ACCELERATING WAVEGUIDE

RadiaBeam Technologies, L...

1. A compact linear accelerator head comprising:an electron generator configured to emit electrons along a beam path;
a microwave generation assembly comprising:
a microwave generator configured to emit microwaves in a first direction along a primary wave path; and
an isolator configured to prevent microwaves from propagating in a second direction opposite the first direction along the primary wave path;
a waveguide configured to contain a standing or travelling microwave and accelerate electrons to between about 3 MeV and about 9 MeV, the waveguide comprising:
a plurality of adjacent cells, each of the plurality of adjacent cells defining an aperture having a diameter and configured to receive electrons therethrough, the apertures of the adjacent cells defining a beam axis of the waveguide along the beam path, wherein each of the adjacent cells has a first length defined along the beam axis;
one or more bunching cells comprising an aperture configured to accelerate electrons therethrough, wherein each of the one or more bunching cells has a second length along the beam axis smaller than the first length; and
a coupler cell configured to couple microwaves from the isolator into the waveguide;
a cooling system in thermal communication with the waveguide;
a converter disposed within the electron beam path, the converter configured to receive incident electrons and convert the incident electrons into photons;
a first collimator configured to define a beam shape, wherein the first collimator comprises an input aperture and an output aperture; and
a housing at least partially surrounding the electron generator, the microwave generation assembly, the waveguide, the cooling system, the converter, and the first collimator,
wherein the housing has a length of between about 50 cm and about 120 cm, a width of between about 40 cm and about 90 cm, and a depth of between about 20 cm and about 75 cm.

US Pat. No. 10,212,490

PRE-DISTRIBUTION IDENTIFICATION OF BROADCAST TELEVISION CONTENT USING AUDIO FINGERPRINTS

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A data processing system to identify portions of television broadcasts received by a content aggregator prior to redistribution of the television broadcast by the content aggregator to a remotely-located client device, the data processing system comprising:a database of previously-stored audio fingerprints;
an audio fingerprint system operated by the content aggregator in conjunction with the database of previously-stored audio fingerprints, wherein the audio fingerprint system is configured to analyze the television broadcasts received by the content aggregator prior to re-distribution of the television broadcasts to the remotely-located client device and to identify a portion of the content provided in the television broadcasts received by the content aggregator based upon a comparison of an audio fingerprint of the television broadcast to the database of previously-stored audio fingerprints, wherein the identified portion of the content is a commercial that is a part of the television broadcast that is dedicated to advertising a particular product; and
a content management system operated by the content aggregator that is configured to maintain information describing the commercials as portions of received television broadcasts that are identified by the audio fingerprint system and to provide the information describing the identified commercials as portions of the received television broadcast system to the remotely-located client device, wherein the information describing the identified commercials comprises at least a channel and time of the television broadcast and an action associated with the identified commercial to be performed upon playback of the commercial, wherein the information is transmitted to the remotely-located client device separately from the television broadcast as out-of-band data as part of an electronic program guide to thereby notify the remotely-located client device of the identified commercials and to thereby direct the remotely-located client device to execute the action associated with the identified commercial during playback of the identified commercial at the channel and time of the television broadcast indicated in the information transmitted as the out-of-band data.

US Pat. No. 10,207,925

ZEOLITE COMPONENTS FOR USE IN SOLID CHEMICAL OXYGEN GENERATORS

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source selected from alkali metal chlorates, alkali metal perchlorates, alkaline earth metal chlorates, alkaline earth metal perchlorates and mixtures thereof,composition further comprises at least one zeolite compound, the zeolite compound having a framework comprising open channels, and also comprising open cages or closed cages;
wherein the composition is suitable for use in an oxygen candle and is free from cobalt oxide and manganese oxide and wherein the composition is configured for generating oxygen by a self-sustaining decomposition.

US Pat. No. 10,212,125

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TESTING NETWORK EQUIPMENT DEVICES USING CONNECTION-ORIENTED PROTOCOLS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for testing a network equipment device under test (DUT), the system comprising:a network equipment test device including at least one processor and configured to test the network equipment DUT by sending network traffic to and receiving network traffic from the network equipment DUT using a connection-oriented protocol;
a test message generator implemented on the network equipment test device and configured for inserting, during a connection establishment process of the connection-oriented protocol for a network flow to the network equipment DUT, a flow-identifying sequence number into a sequence number field of a first message of the network flow, wherein the flow-identifying sequence number is a number uniquely identifying the network flow from a plurality of other network flows, and wherein inserting the flow-identifying sequence number comprises storing the flow-identifying sequence number in a record for the network flow in a flow map table, capturing a flow tuple from the first message, and associating the flow tuple with the record for the network flow in the flow map table; and
a test analyzer implemented on the network equipment test device and configured for receiving a second message from the network equipment DUT and determining that the second message belongs to the network flow by extracting the flow-identifying sequence number from the second message, wherein the test analyzer is configured for capturing a different flow tuple from the second message, adding the different flow tuple to the record for the network flow, and determining that one or more subsequently received messages belong to the network flow using the different flow tuple.

US Pat. No. 10,211,333

SCALABLE SGT STRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED FOM

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A shielded gate trench field effect transistor, comprising:a) a substrate of a first conductivity type;
b) an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type provided on top of the substrate;
c) a body region of a second conductivity type that is opposite to the first conductivity type formed above the epitaxial layer;
d) a trench formed in the body region and epitaxial layer, wherein the trench is lined with a first dielectric layer and wherein the trench has a pitch less than 1 ?m;
e) a shield electrode formed in a lower portion of the trench, wherein the shield electrode is insulated from the epitaxial layer by the first dielectric layer;
f) a gate electrode formed in an upper portion of the trench above the shield electrode, wherein the gate electrode is insulated from the epitaxial layer by the first dielectric layer and insulated from the shield electrode by a second dielectric layer, wherein the first and second dielectric layers have the same thickness; and
g) one or more source regions of the first conductivity type formed in a top surface of the body region, wherein each source region is adjacent a sidewall of the trench.

US Pat. No. 10,210,553

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRODUCT CATALOGS

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A method for enhancing a product catalog database, the method being executed by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:receiving, over a computer network, two or more product records from a remote product catalog database, each product record corresponding to a product and including at least one unique product identifier;
determining, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, whether the two or more product records include different unique product identifiers, wherein the two or more product records comprise at least a portion of the product catalog database;
analyzing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, at least a portion of the two or more product records based at least in part on a determination that the two or more product records include different unique product identifiers to determine whether the two or more product records correspond to an identical product; and
de-duplicating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, the two more or product records based at least in part on a determination that the two or more product correspond to an identical product by transmitting information to the remote product database indicating that the two or more product records correspond to an identical product, whereby the product database is enhanced to remove at least one of the two or more product records.

US Pat. No. 10,210,129

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DESERIALIZING DATA

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A digital communication interface, comprising:a deserializer module with a fixed deserialization factor; and
a gearbox module connected to the deserializer by a parallel communication channel, wherein the gearbox module has a plurality of temporal translation factors to change bit-length of words received through the parallel communication channel to a bit-length suitable for a downstream data path,
wherein a first of the plurality of temporal translation factors is greater than the fixed deserialization factor, and
wherein a second of the plurality of temporal translation factor is equal to the fixed deserialization factor.

US Pat. No. 10,209,893

MASSIVELY SCALABLE OBJECT STORAGE FOR STORING OBJECT REPLICAS

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method for locating objects on hosts in an online service with particular availability guarantees, the method comprising:consulting by a director a multi-level ring structure including at least two levels, wherein a first level of the ring structure corresponds to hard constraints on the placement of objects, and a second level of the ring structure corresponds to soft constraints on the placement of objects, wherein the sum of the constraints controls the location of objects within the online service, wherein the satisfaction of at least one hard constraint is satisfied by identifying at least one diverse storage pool, and wherein at least one soft constraint is satisfied by identifying at least one durable storage location;
wherein each diverse storage pool includes a set of non-co-located storage elements, wherein no storage element of a diverse storage pool overlaps with any other storage element in any other diverse storage pool, the diverse storage pools communicably coupled with each other, and with the director, the set number of diverse storage pools being at least equal to a given replication number greater than one;
wherein each diverse storage pool includes a plurality of partitions, mapped onto the storage element of the diverse storage pool, each partition being associated with a distinct durable storage location managed by at least one local processor operably connected to a local communications port,
receiving from the director a selected set of distinct partitions, the cardinality of the set at least equal to the given replication number, wherein each distinct durable storage location is compliant with at least one hard constraint and one soft constraint, the contents of the selected set being deterministic relative to a selection key;
and effecting a change in an object located at a distinct durable storage location in the selected set by interacting with the local processor associated with the selected location; the effected change selected from a set of operations including reading, writing, creating, deleting, and executing.

US Pat. No. 10,209,362

DETECTING, TRACKING, AND DECODING PULSE REPETITION FREQUENCY LASER ENERGY FROM LASER DESIGNATORS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A pulse repetition frequency detector, tracker, and decoder system comprising:a two-dimensional InGaAs FPA of photodetectors configured to convert laser signals into electrical signals;
a first ROIC operatively connected to the InGaAs FPA to condition electrical signals from the InGaAs FPA; and
at least one module operatively connected to the first ROIC to decode pulsed codes in the conditioned electrical signals and to provide output for tracking decoded laser spots in two-dimensional space, wherein the at least one module includes machine readable instructions configured to instruct the at least one module to: receive signals from the first ROIC for a series of images over time of pulsed energy reflected from at least one target, each image including a plurality of pulses related to different first and second pulse codes; detect the pulses in an image of received images; output pulse detection information including XY pixel coordinates and arrival time information associated with the respective detected pulses; associate the pulse detection information with the first and second pulse codes; and generate output position information for the at least one target in space, the output position being based on the XY pixel coordinates and associated with the corresponding first and second pulses, wherein the at least one module is operatively connected to receive image data from a second ROIC and includes supporting electronics for correlating image data from the second ROIC and decoded laser data from the first ROIC so the first and second ROICs can be operatively connected to correlate the position of decoded laser spots in images from the FPA.

US Pat. No. 10,208,973

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID INPUT AND CONFIGURATION OF SENSORS FOR A HVAC MONITORING SYSTEM

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A computer based system for controlling use of a plurality of sensors present within a predetermined environment and controlling how various ones of the sensors are grouped together into a plurality of groups for monitoring/control purposes, the system comprising:a processor for communicating with the plurality of sensors and using data reported from the sensors to generate a metric therefrom, the processor further configured to receive temperature data from designated groups of the plurality of sensors, the processor communicating with a computer system having a display system;
a user interface system module adapted to run on a computer, the user interface system module being in communication with the processor and configured to generate a graphical user interface on the display system;
at least one of a touchscreen display or a mouse in communication with the computer based system for enabling the user to interact with and make selections using the user interface system module;
the graphical user interface being controlled by the computer based system and configured to generate an association matrix screen on the display system, the association matrix screen including a plurality of fields arranged in a matrix array for indicating a group assignment for each one of the plurality of sensors, and enabling a user to change a group assignment for any given one of the plurality of sensors by making a selection of a specific one of the fields, the selection operating to either associate or disassociate a selected one of the plurality of sensors with a specific group, and wherein at least one of the plurality of sensors is able to be associated, using the associate matrix screen, with two or more different, selected groups of sensors, and all the groups of sensors with which a given said sensor is associated with are displayed on the association matrix screen along with a separate information tab associated with each said group of sensors, each said information tab providing information on a performance of at least a subplurality of the sensors associated with a given said group of sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,207,403

ROBOTIC PLATFORM AND ASSEMBLY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A robotic platform, comprising:a chassis having oppositely disposed top and bottom sides, a fore end and an aft end;
a drive assembly arranged on the chassis, the drive assembly comprising a drive motor and a drive belt that is controlled by the drive motor; and
a pair of fore wheel assemblies disposed on the fore end of the chassis and a pair of aft wheel assemblies disposed on the aft end of the chassis, each of the fore and aft wheel assemblies comprising:
a caster wheel mounted to an axle for rotation about a drive axis and steering about a substantially vertical steering axis, and
a drive shaft extending along the steering axis from a first drive shaft end to a second drive shaft end, the first drive shaft end being connected to the axle and the second drive shaft end being wrapped by the drive belt such that the drive belt controls rotation of the drive shaft about the steering axis.

US Pat. No. 10,212,515

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FILTERING THE RESONANCE PEAK IN A POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT OF AT LEAST ONE LOUDSPEAKER

1. An acoustic signal supply circuit of at least one loudspeaker incorporating a filtering device of the resonance peak of said at least one loudspeaker occurring at a given frequency of the supply current of said at least one loudspeaker, said circuit comprising at least one non-inverting converter arranged upstream of said at least one loudspeaker having a positive supply terminal connected to the input power circuit and a negative supply terminal, said circuit comprising also, at the output of said at least one loudspeaker, a first instrumentation ground circuit bypassing a feedback loop connecting a point in the circuit downstream of the loudspeaker to the negative supply terminal of the non-inverting converter, the filtering device of the resonance peak of said at least one loudspeaker being purely electrical in the form of an impedance incorporated either in the first instrumentation ground circuit or in the feedback loop, the impedance parameters being predetermined as a function of the resonance peak to be filtered of said at least one loudspeaker, characterized in that:when the impedance is incorporated into the first instrumentation ground circuit, this impedance is in the form of a dead resistor coupled with a first parallel impedance called RLC comprising at least one first resistor, at least one first inductor and least one first capacitor arranged in parallel to each other, the first parallel RLC impedance being arranged in series with the dead resistor in said first instrumentation ground circuit, and
when the impedance is incorporated into the feedback loop, this impedance as the second impedance comprises a second resistor coupled in parallel with at least one second inductor and at least one second capacitor, said at least one second inductor and said at least one second capacitor being arranged in series.

US Pat. No. 10,209,538

WINDOW HAVING ACTIVE TRANSPARENCY CONTROL

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. An active, transparency-controlled window comprisingat least one layer of a material that is transparent to at least selected wavelengths of light,
at least one layer of photochromic material formed as an integral part of the window in the path of light passing through said layer of transparent material and having a transparency, to said at least selected wavelengths of light, that can be controllably altered by an activating light, said photochromic material being applied to a glass layer that serves as a waveguide for said activating light and the amount of said photochromic material is graded with a concentration that increases with the distance from a light source, to provide a substantially uniform reduction of impinging light across the window, and
a controllable source of light that activates said photochromic material to controllably alter the transparency of said photochromic material to said at least selected wavelengths of light, said light from said controllable source being transmitted along a path transverse to the path of light passing through said window.

US Pat. No. 10,211,768

CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE OF DIRECT CURRENT MACHINE

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

6. A control device of direct current (DC) machine, comprising:a target module configured to obtain a target speed n;
a speed detection module configured to detect a current speed nk;
a first calculation module configured to calculate a current rotating speed difference ek, wherein ek=n?nk;
a second calculation module configured to calculate a speed base voltage W according to the current speed nk, wherein the speed base voltage W is proportional to the current speed nk;
a third calculation module configured to calculate a PID adjustment voltage V according to the current rotating speed difference ek, wherein the PID adjustment voltage is nonlinearly proportional to the current speed nk;
a fourth calculation module configured to calculate an output voltage U according to the PID adjustment voltage V and the speed base voltage W; and
a driving module configured to drive the DC machine according to the output voltage U;
wherein the driving module further comprises:
a duty-cycle calculation unit is configured to calculate a voltage duty-cycle ratio according to the output voltage U; and
a control unit is configured to drive the DC machine according to the voltage duty-cycle ratio and a control logic of the DC machine by means of a power device;
wherein the speed base voltage W is calculated by an equation below according to the current speed nk:
W=Cr×?×nk;
wherein Cr represents the coefficient of electromotive force, and ? represents the motor flux.

US Pat. No. 10,211,751

NON-POLAR RECTIFYING CIRCUIT

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A non-polar rectifying circuit, comprising: a first input terminal; a second input terminal; a first output terminal; a second output terminal; a first P-channel MOS transistor; a second P-channel MOS transistor; a first N-channel MOS transistor; a second N-channel MOS transistor, and the first input terminal is connected with a drain of the first P-channel MOS transistor and a drain of the first N-channel MOS transistor, the second input terminal is connected with a drain of the second P-channel MOS transistor and a drain of the second N-channel MOS transistor, the first output terminal is electrically connected with the sources of the first and second P-channel MOS transistors, the second output terminal is electrically connected with the sources of the first and second N-channel MOS transistors; wherein the second input terminal is electrically connected to a gate of the first P-channel MOS transistor by a fourth regulator, wherein an anode of the fourth regulator is electrically connected to the second input terminal, a cathode of the fourth regulator is connected to the gate of the first P-channel MOS transistor, and the first input terminal is electrically connected to a gate of the second P-channel MOS transistor by a third regulator, an anode of the third regulator is electrically connected to the first input terminal, a cathode of the third regulator is electrically connected to the gate of the second P-channel MOS transistor; wherein the first input terminal is electrically connected to a gate of the second N-channel MOS transistor by a first regulator, wherein a cathode of first regulator is electrically connected to the first input terminal, an anode of the first regulator is electrically connected to the gate of the second N-channel MOS transistor, and the second input terminal is electrically connected to a gate of the first N-channel MOS transistor by a second regulator, a cathode of the second regulator is electrically connected to the second input terminal, an anode of the second regulator is electrically connected with the gate of the first N-channel MOS transistor; wherein the cathodes of the third regulator and the fourth regulator are electrically connected through a second protection resistor and anodes of the first regulator and the second regulator are electrically connected through a first protection resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,211,656

POWER ADAPTER, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING EXCEPTION OF CHARGING LOOP

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A power adapter, comprising a power conversion unit and a charging interface, the power conversion unit being configured to form a charging loop with a terminal via the charging interface so as to charge a battery of the terminal, and wherein, the power adapter further comprises an anomaly detection unit and an anomaly handling unit;the anomaly detection unit is configured to detect whether an anomaly occurs in the charging loop, and the anomaly handling unit is configured to control the charging loop to enter into a protection state if the anomaly occurs in the charging loop, wherein
the anomaly detection unit is configured to: detect a value of the output voltage of the power adapter; compare the value of the output voltage of the power adapter with a first voltage threshold; and determine that the output voltage of the power adapter is an over-voltage and that the anomaly occurs in the charging loop, if the value of the output voltage is greater than the first voltage threshold;
and/or, the anomaly detection unit is configured to: detect a value of the output current of the power adapter; compare the value of the output current of the power adapter with a first current threshold; and determine that the output current of the power adapter is an over-current and that the anomaly occurs in the charging loop, if the value of the output current is greater than the first current threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,209,412

DISPLAY WITH MULTILAYER DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display headset comprising:an electronic display configured to emit image light in a first direction toward an exit pupil corresponding to a location of an eye of a user; and
an optics block configured to direct the image light from the electronic display to the exit pupil, the optics block comprising:
a first diffractive optical element between the exit pupil and the electronic display having a first diffractive surface facing away from the electronic display;
a second diffractive optical element positioned between the first diffractive optical element and the exit pupil, and having a second diffractive surface facing the first diffractive surface and away from the exit pupil;
a first protective layer to protect the first diffractive optical element, disposed on and covering the first diffractive surface of the first diffractive optical element facing the second diffractive optical element; and
a second protective layer to protect the second diffractive optical element, disposed on and covering the second diffractive surface of the second diffractive optical element facing the first diffractive optical element, the first protective layer and the second protective layer to compensate for a variation in a diffraction efficiency at different wavelengths and incident angles of the image light, and
wherein each of the first diffractive optical element, the second diffractive optical element, the first protective layer, and the second protective layer at least partially overlap with each other along a second direction substantially parallel to the electronic display, and intersect with center line that is substantially perpendicular to a surface of the electronic display extending from the surface of the electronic display to the exit pupil,
such that the image light emitted from the electronic display travels through the components of the optics block in the order of the first diffractive optical element, the first protective layer, the second protective layer, and the second diffractive optical element to reach the exit pupil.

US Pat. No. 10,212,828

VIA STUB ELIMINATION BY DISRUPTING PLATING

International Business Ma...

1. A stubless via in a printed wiring board (PWB) comprising:one or more core layers, wherein at least one core layer is circuitized by including a copper trace, wherein the copper trace is a part of an internal portion of the circuitized core;
one or more prepreg layers, wherein the prepreg layers are alternatively stacked between the core layers;
a via, wherein the via is drilled through each of the alternatively stacked prepreg layers and core layers, exposing internal portions of each of the prepreg layers and core layers drilled through,
wherein an anti-plate coating is injected into the internal portion of the circuitized core, the anti-plate coating injected below and making direct contact with the copper trace,
wherein the anti-plate coating is injected into an internal portion of at least one of the core layers,
wherein the anti-plate coating is an acetal resin, and
wherein the anti-plate coating is injected by a 3-D printer;
a seed layer, wherein the seed layer adheres to the exposed internal portions of the prepreg layers and the core layers, the seed layer adhering to the copper trace of the circuitized core, and the seed layer not adhering to any injected anti-plate coating;
an electroless plate layer, wherein the electroless plate layer adheres to exposed portions of the seed layer and does not adhere to any injected anti-plate coating, the exposed portions of the seed layer being substantially directed towards the inside of the via; and
a copper layer, wherein the copper layer adheres to exposed portions of the electroless plate layer and does not adhere to any injected anti-plate coating, the exposed portions of the electroless plate layer being substantially directed towards the inside of the via, and wherein the copper layer does not adhere to a bottom portion of the electroless plate layer, the adhering of the copper layer to the bottom portion of the electroless plate layer prevented by the anti-plate coating.

US Pat. No. 10,211,766

MULTI-TURN ANGLE CONTROLLING METHOD BASED ON AN ABSOLUTE POSITION ENCODER AND DEVICE

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A multi-turn angle controlling method based on an absolute position encoder electronically connected to a motor, comprising:obtaining a starting position and a target position of the motor by the absolute position encoder;
obtaining a target angle according to the starting position and the target position, and obtaining number of times N that the target angle passes a predetermined position;
determining whether an absolute value of the target angle being greater than 360 degrees;
turning the motor under control of the absolute position encoder such that the motor operates in a first operation mode if the absolute value of the target angle is greater than 360 degrees, wherein the first operation mode turns the motor at an upper-limited speed;
M is a positive integer and an initial value of M is zero, and incrementing M by one when the operation angle passes the predetermined position until M equals to N;
turning the motor under control of the absolute position encoder such that the motor operates in a second operation mode when M equals to N, wherein N is a positive integer greater than 1, wherein the second operation mode dynamically adjusts an operation speed of the motor according to a difference between the target position and the starting position.

US Pat. No. 10,211,718

POWER SUPPLY WHICH STARTS OR STOPS BOOSTING BASED ON AN UNBALANCED STATE OF THE AC SOURCE

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to rectify voltages of a three-phase AC source;
a booster circuit including a series circuit of a reactor and a first switch element to be connected to output ends of the rectifier circuit, a diode for backflow prevention provided in a current path between the first switch element and a load, and a capacitor connected in parallel with the load, and configured to boost an output voltage of the rectifier circuit by turning on/off of the first switch element, and output the output voltage of the rectifier circuit without boosting the output voltage by continuously keeping the first switch element in the off-state; and
a controller configured to, when an effective value of an input current flowing into the booster circuit rises to a value greater than or equal to a second set value, start boosting of the booster circuit and, after the start, when the effective value lowers to a value lower than a first set value lower than the second set value, stop boosting of the booster circuit and, if the three-phase AC source is in an unbalanced state, set the first set value to a value lower than usual.

US Pat. No. 10,211,443

BATTERY INTERCONNECTS

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An interconnect for interconnecting a set of battery cells, the interconnect comprising:a conductor, comprising a first portion and a second portion, electrically isolated from the first portion,
wherein the first portion comprises a first contact, a second contact, and a fuse, the fuse forming electrical connection between the first contact and the second contact and being monolithic with the first contact and the second contact, and
wherein thicknesses of the first contact, the second contact, and the fuse are same;
a first insulator, adhered to the conductor and mechanically supporting the first portion and the second portion of the conductor relative to each other,
wherein the first insulator comprises a first opening such that the fuse fully overlaps with the first opening;
a second insulator, adhered to the conductor and mechanically supporting the first portion and the second portion of the conductor relative to each other,
wherein the second insulator comprises a second opening such that the fuse fully overlaps with the second opening, and
wherein the conductor is positioned between the first insulator and the second insulator; and
a heat sink, adhered and thermally coupled to the second insulator such that the second insulator is disposed between the heat sink and the conductor and the conductor is electrically insulated from the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,207,144

SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR TREADMILL

REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., L...

1. A supporting apparatus used in a treadmill, the treadmill comprising a base frame configured to be placed on a supporting surface, a treadbase pivotally mounted at said base frame and biasable relative to said base frame between a reclined position where said treadbase is disposed in proximity to said supporting surface and an upright position where said treadbase is kept away from said supporting surface and a linkage coupled between said treadbase and said base frame,the supporting apparatus comprising:
a supporting shaft inserted through lateral sides of said base frame and slidable relative to said base frame and interlocking with said treadbase, said supporting shaft comprising a first supporting section, which is configured to be disposed with said treadbase in said reclined position at one of the lateral sides relative to said base frame and a second supporting section extended out of an opposing lateral side of the lateral sides of said base frame, wherein the supporting shaft is configured in a way such that a length of said first supporting section of said supporting shaft being greater than a length of said second supporting section when said treadbase is in said reclined position, and the length of said second supporting section being greater than the length of said first supporting section when said treadbase is in said upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,206,558

METHOD AND CAMERA FOR THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT OF A DENTAL OBJECT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A camera for the three-dimensional measurement of a dental object, comprising:at least one light source, which emits an illumination beam,
at least one projection means, which produces a projection pattern, and
focusing optics, which display the projection pattern in a plane of sharp focus at a defined focal distance relative to the camera,
wherein the projection pattern projected onto the object is reflected by the object as an observation beam and acquired by means of a sensor,
wherein, during the measurement of the object, the focusing optics is controlled so that the focal distance of the plane of sharp focus relative to the camera is varied incrementally between a plurality of defined scan positions,
wherein a first image and at least one second image are taken by means of the sensor for each scan position,
wherein the sensor is configured to be moved back and forth in an oscillating manner laterally to the beam path of the observation beam,
wherein the first image is acquired in a first sensor position of the sensor and the second image is acquired in a second sensor position of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,211,601

HIGH-POWER LASER SYSTEMS WITH MODULAR DIODE SOURCES

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method of producing a combined output beam utilizing an enclosure comprising (i) a plurality of input receptacles and (ii) a beam output for outputting the combined output beam, the method comprising:receiving each of a plurality of input beam modules into a different one of the input receptacles, each input beam module comprising a housing and a laser beam source disposed within the housing;
supplying power to each of the input beam modules via the input receptacles, whereby (i) each of the laser beam sources emits one or more input beams into the enclosure, and (ii) the input beams are combined into the combined output beam within the enclosure; and
emitting the combined output beam from the beam output of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,211,525

ANTENNA ARRAY ASSEMBLY

CAMBIUM NETWORKS LTD, As...

1. An antenna array assembly, comprising:at least a first and second antenna element, each antenna element comprising at least one patch radiator element which is substantially planar, each patch radiator element being disposed to overlie a respective ground plate in a substantially parallel spaced relationship to the respective ground plate, and each patch radiator element being disposed with the corresponding plane of each planar patch radiator element in the same orientation; and
an isolator bar disposed between the respective ground plates of the first and second antenna elements, the isolator bar being elongate having a cross-section comprising a T shape, the cross-section being in a plane perpendicular to a long axis, the isolator bar comprising:
a support bar in contact with the ground plates of the first and second antenna elements, the support bar forming the stem of the T shape; and
a substantially planar cross piece forming the top of the T shape and being disposed in a parallel relationship with the planes of the ground plates of the first and second antenna elements on the same side of the ground plates as the patch radiator elements; and
radiation absorbent material disposed on the cross-piece of the isolator bar.

US Pat. No. 10,208,990

THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE CONTROLS AND METHODS

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A thermoelectric system comprising:a thermoelectric device comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a power source configured to deliver a voltage across the thermoelectric device to selectively activate or deactivate the thermoelectric device;
wherein the first surface is configured to heat and the second surface is configured to cool with the delivery of the voltage across the thermoelectric device; and
a processor configured to:
determine a potential between the first surface and the second surface when the thermoelectric device is deactivated;
correlate the potential to a temperature of the first surface based at least in part on the voltage delivered across the thermoelectric device; and
adjust the correlated temperature of the first surface based on an ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,212,764

INDUCTION HEATED ROLL APPARATUS

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An induction heated roll apparatus comprising: a roll main body that is rotatably supported; a magnetic flux generating mechanism that is provided inside the roll main body and includes an iron core and a winding wound around the iron core; and a power supply circuit that is connected to the winding and provided with a controller that controls AC current or AC voltage, the induction heated roll apparatus lacking a temperature detecting element for measuring a temperature of the roll main body, and the induction heated roll apparatus further comprising:a roll temperature calculation data storage that stores magnetic flux density-excitation resistance relationship data indicating a relationship between magnetic flux density generated by the magnetic flux generating mechanism and an excitation resistance of a magnetic circuit configured to include the iron core and the roll main body;
a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute a roll temperature calculator that calculates the temperature of the roll main body with use of, as parameters, an AC current value obtained by an AC current detector that detects the AC current flowing through the winding, an AC voltage value obtained by an AC voltage detector that detects AC voltage applied to the winding, a power factor obtained by a power factor detector that detects the power factor of an induction heated roll including the roll main body and the magnetic flux generating mechanism, a winding resistance value of the winding, and an excitation resistance value obtained from the magnetic flux density-excitation resistance relationship data and a characteristic of the relationship between magnetic flux density generated by the magnetic flux generating mechanism and the excitation resistance of the magnetic circuit configured to include the iron core and the roll main body.

US Pat. No. 10,212,683

SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING REGISTRATION OF DECT DEVICES

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. A system, comprising:a trusted Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) device;
a DECT base station;
a requesting DECT device that differs from the trusted DECT device and differs from the DECT base station;
wherein the requesting DECT device is configured to:
(a) perform a locking of the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station; wherein the locking of the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station comprises finding the DECT base station by the requesting DECT device, listening by the requesting DECT device to beacons of the DECT base station without attempting by the requesting DECT device to register to the DECT base station;
(b) after the locking generate an alert that is perceivable by a user;
(c) count a predefined delay from a generation of the alert before attempting to send to the DECT base station a request for registration of the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station; wherein the request comprises requesting DECT device credentials;
wherein the trusted DECT device is configured to:
wait to receive a response from the user to the alert;
based on the response of the user send to the DECT base station, send to the DECT base station, registration allowable DECT device credentials;
wherein the DECT base station is arranged to:
receive from the requesting DECT device the request for registration of the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station;
register the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station if the requesting DECT device credentials matches one of the registration allowable DECT device credentials and if the request for the registration of the requesting DECT device was received during a time window that started when the predefined delay expired; and
prevent a registration of the requesting DECT device to the DECT base station if the requesting DECT device credentials differ from the registration allowable DECT device credentials or if the request for the registration of the requesting DECT device was received outside the time window.

US Pat. No. 10,212,213

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING A REMOTE WEB CLIENT FROM AN APPLICATION ON A MOBILE DEVICE

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a request at a messaging application on a mobile device, the request originating at a remote web browser, the request for the remote web browser to receive messaging updates from the messaging application, the messaging application associated with a first user account with a messaging service;
initiating a local web server at the mobile device in response to receiving the request, the local web server in communication with the local messaging application;
establishing an encrypted connection between the local web server and the remote web browser;
receiving a messaging update at the messaging application; transmitting the messaging update from the messaging application to the remote web browser; and
wherein a second messaging update is received by the local web server, from the remote web browser, and relayed to the local messaging application by the local web server.

US Pat. No. 10,210,699

SNAP-AND-CLICK DISPLAY

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An electronic gaming device comprising:a housing;
a door movably connected to the housing and located at a front of the housing, the door having a front and a rear, the door comprising a display interconnection area, the display interconnection area including an interface with one or more connection areas, the display interconnection area being located at the front of the door and facing outwardly therefrom;
a snap-and-click video display, the snap-and-click video display having a front and a rear, the rear facing the front of the door and the front of the snap-and-click video display facing outwardly of the door; and
at least one snap-and-click connector disposed on the rear of the snap-and-click video display, the at least one snap-and-click connector being configured to connect with the one or more connection areas, and the at least one snap-and-click connector being accessible from the rear of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,209,738

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING HEAD-MOUNTED-DISPLAY STRAPS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted-display adjustment apparatus comprising:a spring with a restoring force that is, within an elastic limit of the spring, substantially disproportional to deflection of the spring;
a mount that couples the spring to a head-mounted display; and
a strap comprising a distal section coupled to the head-mounted display and a proximal section coupled to the spring such that:
the strap is extendable, via deflection of the spring, away from the head-mounted display, and
when a user is wearing the head-mounted display, the restoring force of the spring holds, via the strap, the head-mounted display against the user's face.

US Pat. No. 10,209,180

SENSOR DEVICE AND A METHOD OF DETECTING A COMPONENT IN GAS

SenseAir AB, Delsbo (SE)...

1. A sensor device comprising;a planar substrate defining a substrate plane,
a waveguide for guiding an electromagnetic wave, the waveguide extending in a length direction in a waveguide plane parallel to the substrate plane, the waveguide having a width in the waveguide plane in a direction perpendicular to the length direction, and a height out of the waveguide plane in a direction perpendicular to the length direction, wherein the width to height ratio is more than 5,
wherein the height of the waveguide is less than the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave,
wherein the waveguide is supported on the substrate by a support structure extending from the substrate to the waveguide, along the length direction of the waveguide, having a width which is smaller than the width of the waveguide, at the point of support of the waveguide, wherein the width of the waveguide is varied along the length direction of the waveguide, and wherein the width of the support structure varies correspondingly along the length direction of the waveguide, and wherein the waveguide is of a material of a first composition and the support structure is of a material of a second composition.

US Pat. No. 10,207,643

CAMERA BASED TRAILER DETECTION AND TRACKING

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A trailer-detection system configured to determine a presence of a trailer towed by a host-vehicle, said system comprising:a camera used to capture an image of an area directly behind a host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the camera, said controller configured to detect a position of edges in the image and determine that the edges are associated with a front of a trailer towed by the host-vehicle when the position of the edges moves less than a movement-threshold, wherein the movement-threshold corresponds to a predetermined pixel-count, the system includes an angle-detector used to determine a trailer-angle, in accordance with the determination that the edges are associated with the front of the trailer, the controller is further configured to adjust the movement-threshold for the tracked edges based on the trailer-angle so that the tracked edges are determined by the controller to remain associated with the front of the trailer, wherein the controller is further configured to determine a trailer-height based the position of the edges associated with the front of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 10,212,424

MAXIMUM ENTROPY QUANTIZATION OF LINK STATE

Tufts University, Medfor...

1. A method for communicating quantized values comprising,at a communication source:
collecting a set of values from a domain of possible values;
repeatedly determining values of one or more parameters characterizing a distribution of the collected set of values, transmitting the values of the one or more parameters to a communication destination, and determining a partition of the domain of possible values including a plurality of parts of the domain, each part being associated with a different quantization index, and storing the partition in a memory;
between transmissions of the values of the one or more parameters, repeating
quantizing a value according to the stored partition to determine a quantization index for the value, and
transmitting the quantization index to the communication destination; and
at the communication destination:
repeatedly receiving from the communication source values of the one or more parameters characterizing a distribution;
between receptions of the values of the one or more parameters, repeating receiving a quantization index from the communication source, and
reconstructing a value according to the received quantization index and received one or more parameters characterizing a distribution;
wherein the communication source and the communication destination are nodes in a wireless communication network, and the values represent link state information on a link between nodes of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,211,509

VEHICLE WINDOW GLASS AND ANTENNA

AGC INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A vehicle window glass, provided with a glass plate; a dielectric body; a conductive body arranged between the glass plate and the dielectric body; and an antenna,wherein the conductive body includes an upper edge portion in which a concave portion is provided,
wherein the concave portion is a region interposed between a first vertical edge side and a second vertical edge side extending downward from an upper outer edge of the conductive body,
wherein the antenna includes a feeding portion, and an antenna element electrically connected to the feeding portion,
wherein, in a planar view of the vehicle window glass, at least a part of the feeding portion and at least a part of the antenna element are located in a region of at least one of a region interposed between a first extension reference line extended upward from the first vertical edge side and a second extension reference line extended upward from the second vertical edge side and of the concave portion, and
wherein, in a planar view of the vehicle window glass, the feeding portion is arranged at a position closer to the first vertical edge side than a lower end of the concave portion.

US Pat. No. 10,210,954

WIRELESSLY TRACKING ARTICLES AND CONTAINERS THEREOF

MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Ca...

1. A medical storage container monitoring system for reading a data carrier that is attached to a medical storage container and a data carrier attached to a medical article located in the storage container to manage the inventory of the storage container, the data carriers of the medical storage container and the medical article being responsive to electromagnetic (“EM”) energy of respective operational frequencies in response to which the data carriers provide respective identification data, the system comprising:an enclosure having an internal storage area, the enclosure further having walls that surround the internal storage area and any medical storage container and medical article with associated data carriers placed therein, the walls configured to establish an obstacle to passage of external EM energy into the enclosure and an obstacle to passage of EM energy out of the enclosure, the enclosure having a natural frequency of resonance f2 to which the data carriers of the medical storage container and the medical article are not operationally responsive;
a probe disposed within the enclosure, the probe configured to inject electromagnetic energy of frequencies to which the data carriers of the medical storage container and the medical article are operationally responsive, wherein the position of the probe in relation to the walls of the enclosure is selected so that reflected EM energy of the frequencies of the data carriers of the medical storage container and the medical article within the enclosure is in phase at the probe position to thereby create a forced resonance within the enclosure to obtain a standing wave of constructive interference of power transfer of EM energy at the frequencies of the data carriers of the medical storage container and the medical article into the enclosure;
a predetermined required inventory list of medical articles for the storage container including details of the medical articles on the inventory list;
a non-volatile memory on which is stored the predetermined required inventory list of the storage container including details of the medical articles on the inventory list; and
a processor programmed to receive the identification data of the storage container and the identification data of the medical article in the storage container, locate the predetermined required storage container inventory list in the memory through the identification of the storage container, locate the details of the medical article identified in the storage container in the memory through the identification data of the medical article, and compare the details of the medical article against the required inventory list of the storage container to determine if all required medical articles are present and if any are missing from the medical storage container.

US Pat. No. 10,210,861

CONVERSATIONAL AGENT PIPELINE TRAINED ON SYNTHETIC DATA

Apprente, Inc., Mountain...

1. A method comprising:generating a plurality of synthetic training data items, wherein a synthetic training data item of the plurality of synthetic training data items comprises a) a textual representation of a synthetic sentence and b) one or more transcodes of the synthetic sentence comprising one or more actions and one or more entities associated with the one or more actions included in the synthetic sentence;
for each synthetic training data item of the plurality of synthetic training data items, converting the textual representation of the synthetic sentence of the synthetic training data item into a sequence of phonemes that represent the synthetic sentence; and
training a first machine learning model as a transcoder that determines transcodes comprising actions and associated entities from sequences of phonemes, wherein the training is performed using a first training dataset comprising the plurality of synthetic training data items that comprise a) sequences phonemes that represent synthetic sentences and b) transcodes of the synthetic sentences.

US Pat. No. 10,209,992

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRANCH PREDICTION USING TWO BRANCH HISTORY TABLES AND PRESETTING A GLOBAL BRANCH HISTORY REGISTER

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method, comprising:providing a program to be executed in accordance with a speculative address;
executing the program, the program comprising a procedure;
setting bits in a taken branch history register to indicate whether a branch is taken or not taken during execution of instructions in the program;
calling the procedure in the program; and
overwriting, responsive to calling the procedure, contents of the taken branch history register to a start address for the procedure;
accessing, using a hash block, a first branch history table based on contents of the taken branch history register for a first prediction of whether a current branch will be taken or not taken;
accessing, using the hash block, a second branch history table based on the contents of the taken branch history register for a second prediction of whether the current branch will be taken or not taken; and
determining whether the first prediction or the second prediction is used based on whether a selection value in a selection entry of a selector table is equal to or greater than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,206,884

MICROCAPSULES WITH POLYMERIC COATING COMPRISING A LIPID AND AN ACTIVE AGENT

FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A microcapsule comprising a polymeric coating and a polymeric matrix comprising a polysaccharide,wherein the polymeric coating is at least partly crosslinked with the polymeric matrix;
wherein a lipid and an active agent or a prodrug or salt thereof are embedded in the matrix, wherein the lipid has a melting point of at least 30° C.;
wherein said microcapsule comprises the lipid in an amount of from 0.2 to 72% by weight;
wherein the lipid and the active agent or the prodrug or salt thereof is present in said microcapsule in a weight ratio of from 1:9 to 9:1;
wherein the lipid is chosen from hydrogenated coca-glycerides; and
wherein the microcapsule does not leak oil and is non-sticky.

US Pat. No. 10,206,750

SURGICAL SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING PROSTHETIC COMPONENT AND/OR FOR CONSTRAINING MOVEMENT OF SURGICAL TOOL

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A surgical system for positioning a prosthetic component on an anatomy of a patient, comprising:a robotic arm;
a surgical tool comprising an end effector configured to be coupled to the robotic arm, wherein the end effector comprises:
a first portion configured to engage a prosthetic component;
a second portion configured to receive an impact force for implanting the prosthetic component on the anatomy of the patient;
a mounting portion configured to be coupled to a corresponding mounting portion of the robotic arm such that the mounting portions are fixed relative to one another; and
an operating member configured to translate relative to the coupled mounting portions when the impact force is applied to the second portion of the end effector; and
a controller programmed to:
generate control signals, based on a planned pose of the prosthetic component, that cause the robotic arm to allow movement of the surgical tool in at least one degree of freedom and to constrain movement of the surgical tool in other degrees of freedom as the prosthetic component is implanted on the anatomy.

US Pat. No. 10,211,545

METHOD FOR MAKING A POWER CONNECTION

CLEAN WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A power connection comprising:a fastener assembly comprising an insert and a mechanical fastener; and
a power connection block, wherein the fastener assembly is mechanically connected to the power connection block and wherein the insert is inserted into the power connection block for enhancing the mechanical connection between the power connection block and the mechanical fastener,
wherein the power connection block is electrically connected to one or more components of an electric machine or device, and
wherein the power connection block is configured to be in direct contact with a cooling fluid within the electric machine or device.

US Pat. No. 10,211,377

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE PACKAGE

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A method of fabricating a light-emitting diode package comprising:forming a color conversion frit containing a fluorescent material on a substrate;
transferring the color conversion frit formed on the substrate to a transfer film, thereby separating the color conversion frit from the substrate; and
bonding the color conversion frit on the transfer film to a light-emitting diode chip,
wherein forming the color conversion frit comprises:
coating the substrate with the color conversion frit; and
sintering the color conversion frit coating the substrate,
wherein the transfer film comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive film,
wherein coating the substrate comprises coating the substrate with the color conversion frit in a size corresponding to a size of the light-emitting diode chip,
wherein coating the substrate comprises patterning the color conversion frit in a shape corresponding to a shape of a plurality of the light-emitting diode chips.

US Pat. No. 10,211,281

ISOLATION DEVICE

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An isolation capacitor, comprising:a first capacitive element in electrical communication with a first circuit and having a first area;
a second capacitive element in electrical communication with a second circuit that operates at a different voltage than the first circuit, wherein the second capacitive element comprises a second area that is different from the first area, wherein the second capacitive element comprises a conductive element formed on or near a top surface of a substrate, wherein the substrate further comprises at least one metal layer that is included in the second circuit, and wherein the second capacitive element is electrically connected to the at least one metal layer through at least one via; and
at least one isolation layer disposed on the substrate and positioned between the first capacitive element and the second capacitive element, wherein the at least one isolation layer substantially prohibits electrical current from flowing between the first capacitive element and the second capacitive element, thereby maintaining an electrical isolation between the first circuit and second circuit, and wherein the at least one isolation layer allows a capacitively coupled signal to travel between the first capacitive element and the second capacitive element thereby enabling communication between the first circuit and second circuit even though the first circuit and second circuit are electrically isolated from one another;
wherein a trench isolation layer is provided between the second capacitive element and the first capacitive element, wherein the trench isolation layer comprises a top surface that is substantially parallel with the top surface of the substrate, and wherein at least a portion of the second capacitive element that is aligned with the first capacitive element is buried in the substrate and covered by the trench isolation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,210,526

IMAGE SENSOR MODULE AND A METHOD FOR EVALUATING AN IMAGE SENSOR

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.,...

1. An image sensor module that comprises a die, wherein the die comprises light sensors and optics; wherein the optics comprises luminescent elements that have an expected optical property that once detected authenticates the image sensor module; wherein the light sensors are configured to receive light that passed through the luminescent elements; wherein the optics comprises a group of lenses and a group of color filters; and wherein two color filters of the group of color filters form luminescent elements that differ from each other by at least one out of composition and concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,209,523

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR BLUR REDUCTION FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display that displays consecutive frames;
a backlight that intermittently illuminates the display, with variable timing to render visible each of the consecutive frames;
a prioritization element that for each given frame within the consecutive frames, determines a field of interest within the display;
a control element that, for each given frame within the consecutive frames and responsive to the field of interest determined by the prioritization element for the given frame, controls a timing with which the backlight illuminates the display, such that the backlight illuminates the display after a display response time has passed for the field of interest within the display for the given frame and finishes illuminating the display before the field of interest within the display is modified for a subsequent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,209,139

FIBER OPTIC TEMPERATURE SENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING BRILLOUIN SCATTERING FOR LARGE, WELL-VENTILATED SPACES

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A method of monitoring temperature change in a first space including a plurality of monitoring areas, the method comprising:generating, for a first time interval, first temperature values indicative of the temperatures of the plurality of monitoring areas based on light information generated by a plurality of temperature sensors located in the plurality of monitoring areas, the plurality of temperature sensors being fiber optic Brillouin scattering temperature sensors, the plurality of temperature sensors being divided between a plurality of safety divisions;
determining, for each of the plurality of safety divisions, a first mean value corresponding to the first time interval by performing an averaging operation on the first temperature values generated by temperature sensors of the safety division;
updating, for each of the plurality of safety divisions, a running average value, by performing an averaging operation on the first mean value and a plurality of earlier mean values generated, respectively, for a plurality of time intervals that precede the first time interval and fall within a sliding window;
performing a comparison operation based on the first temperature values of each of the plurality of safety divisions and the running average values of each of the plurality of safety divisions,
performing a first determination operation including,
determining, based on the comparison operation, that one or more of the safety divisions are indicated safety divisions, each indicated safety divisions being a safety division that includes at least one temperature sensor that generated a first temperature value that exceeds the running average value of the safety division by more than a threshold amount, and
generating a trip indication for each of the one or more indicated safety divisions, respectively; and
executing a trip operation based on the first determination operation.

US Pat. No. 10,211,599

LASER MODULE AND SYSTEM

Lasermax Inc., Rochester...

1. A laser module, comprising:a base;
a housing connected to the base and including a window, the housing, the window, and the base defining a sealed environment of the laser module;
a semiconductor laser supported on the base and disposed within the sealed environment, the semiconductor laser being configured to emit a divergent beam, in a first direction, from the sealed environment and via the window;
a frame having a first segment and a second segment connected to the first segment, the first segment:
having a first end joined to the base,
having a second end opposite the first end and moveable relative to the base, and
extending from the base, in the first direction, beyond the window; and
a collimating lens positioned to receive the divergent beam from the window, the lens being mounted on the second segment, wherein:
the first segment is configured to expand, in the first direction, at a rate of thermal expansion over a range of temperatures,
the second segment is configured to expand, in a second direction opposite the first direction, at the rate of thermal expansion over the range of temperatures, and
the frame is configured to maintain the lens positioned within a range of positions about a focal length of the lens over the range of temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,209,049

FABRICATION AND MONITORING DEVICE FOR MICRO PROBE BALL TIP

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A fabrication and monitoring device for micro probe ball tips, comprising: an optical platform (1a), wherein a left-right direction of the optical platform (1a) is defined as an x-axis, a front-rear direction is defined as a y-axis, and a vertical direction is defined as a z-axis; wherein the optical platform (1a) is equipped with:a U-shaped electromagnet (8), comprising a U-shaped yoke (8c) and two wire wraps (8b), wherein the U-shaped yoke (8c) is vertically mounted on the optical platform (1a), and two U-shaped arms of the U-shaped yoke symmetrically arranged according to the y-axis; the two wire wraps (8b) are respectively provided on opposite faces of the two U-shaped arms, and are also symmetrically arranged according to the y-axis;
a 2-dimensional moving platform (7) mounted to a left of the U-shaped electromagnet (8) on the optical platform (1a) along the x-axis, wherein the 2-dimensional moving platform (7) comprises a first carrier platform which is moveable along the x-axis and the y-axis; a first damper (6b) and a second damper (6c) are vertically installed on the first carrier platform and are arranged in a line along the x-axis; a first through hole and a second through hole with equal sizes are respectively drilled on the first damper (6b) and the second clamper (6c); the first through hole and the second through hole are coaxial and an axis thereof is parallel to the x-axis; an extending line of the axis of the first through hole and the second through hole passes directly above a center point between the two wire wraps (8b) of the U-shaped electromagnet (8); a guiding tube (6a) is coaxially clamped in both the first through hole of the first damper (6b) and the second through hole of the second clamper (6c); a tungsten wire (6d) is coaxially provided in the guiding tube (6a), and a right end of the tungsten wire (6d) extends out of a right end of the guiding tube (6a); a left end of the guiding tube (6a) is connected to a positive electrode of an external power source, and the right end of the guiding tube (6a) extends directly above the center point between the two wire wraps (8b) of the U-shaped electromagnet (8);
a 1-dimensional moving platform (9) mounted to a right of the U-shaped electromagnet (8) on the optical platform (1a) along the x-axis, wherein the 1-dimensional moving platform (9) comprises a second carrier platform which is moveable along the z-axis; a third damper (10b) is vertically installed on the second carrier platform and a third through hole is drilled on the third clamper (10b); the third through hole on the third clamper (10b) is coaxial with the first through hole and the second through hole on the first clamper (6b) and the second clamper (6c); a sparking plug (10a) is coaxially clamped in the third through hole of the third damper (10b) on the second carrier platform; a right end of the sparking plug (10a) is connected to a negative electrode of the external power source, and a left end of the sparking plug (10a) extends directly above the center point between the two wire wraps (8b) of the U-shaped electromagnet (8); the sparking plug (10a) is moveable with the second carrier platform to a position wherein the left end of the sparking plug (10a) is directed to the tungsten wire (6d) extending out of the right end of the guiding tube (6a) in the 2-dimensional moving platform (7);
a transparent sealing tank (1g) mounted on the optical platform (1a) in a sealed form and covering the 2-dimensional moving platform (7), the 1-dimensional moving platform (9) and the U-shaped electromagnet (8), wherein a fourth through hole corresponding to the left end of the guiding tube (6a) of the 2-dimensional moving platform (7) is drilled on a left side of the transparent sealing tank (1g); a gas inlet (1d) is also provided at the left side of the transparent sealing tank (1g), and is connected to an external argon source; a vacuum vent (1j) is provided at a right side of the transparent sealing tank (1g); a fifth through hole corresponding to a position which is directly above the center point between the two wire wraps (8b) of the U-shaped electromagnet (8) is drilled on a top of the transparent sealing tank (1g); a pair of operation holes (1b), which are arranged in a line along the left-right direction, are drilled on a front side of the transparent sealing tank (1g), and rotating sheets (1c) are respectively mounted on the operation holes (1b) on the front side of the transparent sealing tank (1g) in a rotating cover form; and an image monitoring system (2) mounted on a rear of the transparent tank (1g) on the optical platform (1a), wherein the image monitoring system (2) comprises a supporting frame (2h), and a bottom end of the supporting frame (2h) is mounted on the optical platform (1a); a top end of the supporting frame (2h) extends forwards to the top of the transparent sealing tank (1g); a z-axis rectangle rail platform (2f) is mounted on the top end of the supporting frame (2h), and a sliding platform along the z-axis is provided on the z-axis rectangle rail platform (2f); a charge-coupled device camera (2d) is mounted on the sliding platform through a fixer; a third-generation infinite beam structure lens (2c) is installed on the charge-coupled device camera (2d), and is hung above the fifth through hole on the top of the transparent sealing tank (1g) in a vertically downward form; a micro objective (2a) is coaxially mounted on the third-generation infinite beam structure lens (2c); the micro objective (2a) extends into the transparent tank (1g) through the fifth through hole on the top of the transparent tank (1g), and a rubber ring is provided between the micro objective (2a) and the fifth through hole for sealing.

US Pat. No. 10,207,644

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A VEHICLE FEATURE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A method for determining a location of a vehicle feature (14) of a vehicle (10) relative to an environmental feature (20) located in an environmental zone of the vehicle feature (14), the method comprising the steps:arranging a camera (12) at the vehicle (10) with a fixed orientation relative to the vehicle (10) such that the vehicle feature (14) and an environmental zone of the vehicle feature (14) are disposed in the field of view of the camera (12);
generating an index (25) in the environmental zone of the vehicle feature (14) for determining the location of the vehicle feature (14) relative to an environmental feature (20) located in the environmental zone;
taking at least one measurement image (30) during the travel of the vehicle by means of the camera (12) or generating at least one measurement image (30) from an image taken by the camera (12), wherein the measurement image (30) includes the vehicle feature (14), the index (25) and an environmental feature (20) located in the environmental zone of the vehicle feature (14); and
determining the location of the vehicle feature (14) relative to the environmental feature (20) with reference to the position of the environmental feature (20) relative to the index (25) in the measurement image (30), wherein the generating of the index (25) and the generating of the measurement image (30) comprise the steps:
placing a measuring scale (24) at the vehicle feature with a stationary vehicle (10);
taking a source image (22) by the camera including the vehicle feature (14) and the measuring scale (24);
removing the measuring scale (24) from the vehicle feature (14);
taking at least one intermediate image (28) by the camera (12) during a travel of the vehicle (10), wherein the intermediate image (28) includes the vehicle feature (14) and an environmental feature (20) located in the environmental zone of the vehicle feature (14); and
at least partly superposing the source image (22) and the intermediate image (28) on the measurement image (30) such that the measuring scale (24) is visible in the measurement image (30) at that point at which it was taken in the source image (22) and the environmental feature (20) taken with the intermediate image (28) is visible in the measurement image (30).

US Pat. No. 10,207,008

INHALANT FORMULATION CONTAINING SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN AND CORTICOSTEROID

CyDex Pharmaceuticals, In...

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

wherein:
each R is —H or —(CH2)4SO3Na;
wherein the average degree of substitution of —(CH2)4SO3Na is 6.0 to 7.1 per cyclodextrin molecule; and
iii. the formulation provides an enhanced pharmacokinetic profile over a suspension based formulation administered under similar conditions; wherein the molar ratio of SAE-CD to corticosteroid is greater than 10:1, and wherein more than 50% by weight of the corticosteroid is complexed with the SAE-CD; and wherein the aqueous liquid solution formulation is adapted for pulmonary inhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,206,604

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

CutoSense Oy, Turku (FI)...

1. A wound dressing comprising:stimulation electrodes arranged in an array, said array of stimulation electrodes capable of providing low intensity direct current (LIDC) type electrical stimulation current to a wound area,
at least two impedance reference electrodes arranged outside said array of stimulation electrodes, and
at least one frame-like counter-electrode arranged outside said array of stimulation electrodes,
wherein the frame-like counter-electrode extends contiguously in a parallel direction to the stimulation electrodes at adjacent sides of the stimulation electrode array.

US Pat. No. 10,212,829

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING METAL SUBSTRATE

AZOTEK CO., LTD., Taoyua...

1. A method of manufacturing a metal substrate, comprising:providing a first single-sided substrate structure comprising a first insulating substrate and a first metal layer, wherein the first insulating substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and the second surface is between the first surface and the first metal layer;
performing a first modification process on the first surface;
providing a second single-sided substrate structure comprising a second insulating substrate and a second metal layer; and
bonding the first single-sided substrate structure on the second single-sided substrate structure, wherein the second insulating substrate is between the first surface and the second metal layer,
wherein each of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate is made of a material selected from the group consisting of PI, PET, Teflon, LCP, PE, PP, PS, PVC, Nylon, acrylic resin, ABS, phenolic resin, epoxy resin, polyester, silicone, PU, PAI and a combination thereof, and the first surface has an original surface roughness, and the original surface roughness has a variation substantially less than 10% after the first surface is released from the second insulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,212,769

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR AN LED LIGHTING TUBE, LED LIGHTING TUBE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONTROLLED DC OUTPUT POWER

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A driver circuit for an LED lighting tube, the driver circuit comprising:a set of external connecting pins for receiving an AC input power;
a set of internal connecting pins for connecting the driver circuit to electric poles of at least one LED light engine;
a transformer circuit, wherein the set of external connecting pins is arranged on a primary side of the transformer circuit and wherein the set of internal connecting pins is arranged on a secondary side of the transformer circuit; and
a controller circuit for controlling transmission of electrical energy from the primary side to the secondary side of the transformer circuit for providing a controlled DC output power at the set of internal connecting pins;
wherein the controller circuit is configured and arranged to control said transmission in an open loop control when the at least one LED light engine comprises a plurality of light engines; and
wherein the controller circuit is further configured and arranged to control said transmission in a closed loop control when the at least one LED light engine comprises only one light engine.

US Pat. No. 10,211,932

COOPERATIVE INTRUSION DETECTION

Department 13, LLC, McLe...

7. A network node at a network edge in a distributed network, comprising:a computer processor; and
a non-transient machine-readable medium comprising a surface immunoglobulin software program and a free-antibody software program stored thereon,
the network node configured to push the free-antibody software program to a requesting node petitioning to access the distributed network, the free-antibody software program comprising a software agent configured to communicatively couple to the surface immunoglobulin software program while monitoring behavior of the requesting node and report at least one of detected malware and suspicious activity to the surface immunoglobulin software program; and
the surface immunoglobulin software program configured for:
collaborating with at least one other node at the network edge for simultaneously monitoring the requesting node;
collaborating with the at least one other node for performing a consensus-based threat analysis of the requesting node; and
upon identifying a threat, performing a countermeasure against the threat;
wherein the network node's role in performing the countermeasure is based on a measure of the network node's trustworthiness made by other network nodes; and
wherein the surface immunoglobulin program is configured for performing at least one of a set of functions based on a hierarchy of trustworthiness levels, the set comprising: monitoring other nodes; sending alerts when anomalous behavior is detected; transmitting the free-antibody software program to the requesting node; updating defensive programs; participating in consensus-based threat analysis with other nodes; identifying threats; tagging suspicious nodes; and performing countermeasures against identified threats.

US Pat. No. 10,211,687

PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR WITH AXIAL VENTILATION HOLES, REFRIGERATION COMPRESSOR AND AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A permanent magnet motor, comprising a case, a stator and a rotor; the stator and the rotor are installed in the case, and separate an inner cavity of the case into a first inner cavity and a second inner cavity; an air gap is formed between an inner circle surface of the stator and the outer circle surface of the rotor; the stator comprises a stator core, and axial ventilation holes in communication with the first inner cavity and with the second inner cavity are disposed in teeth of the stator core; the rotor comprises a rotor core and rotor pressing rings arranged axially at both end surfaces of the rotor core; wherein, an annular-shaped partition is provided and pressed between at least one end surface of the rotor core and corresponding rotor pressing ring; and an outer edge of the partition extends into the air gap;wherein, each axial ventilation hole is a tapered hole extending in a height direction of each tooth; width of one end of the axial ventilation hole, which is proximate to a head of the tooth, is greater than width of the other end of the axial ventilation hole, which is proximate to a root of the tooth;
wherein, contour lines of a cross-section of the axial ventilation hole comprises a first contour line, which is arc-shaped and proximate to the head of the tooth, and a second contour line, which is arc-shaped and proximate to the root of the tooth, and third contour lines, which are straight line-shaped and each of which is connected with the first contour line at one end and connected with the second contour line at the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,211,631

VOLTAGE CLIPPING

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A photovoltaic (PV) module, comprising:a plurality of solar cells, wherein the plurality of solar cells includes a solar cell string;
circuitry configured to switch between
a first state in which output voltage from the PV module includes voltage from the plurality of solar cells, and
a second state in which at least some of the plurality of solar cells are bypassed from providing voltage to the output voltage; and
a backup analog fail-safe mechanism coupled with the circuitry, the backup analog fail-safe mechanism comprising a zener diode, wherein the zener diode controls a switch in parallel with the solar cell string.

US Pat. No. 10,212,863

SLOTTED FABRIC OVER FOAM ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE GASKETS

Laird Technologies Inc., ...

1. A gasket of indefinite length for the mitigation of electromagnetic interference (EMI), the gasket comprising a series of sections of resiliently compressible core material wrapped in an electrically-conductive outer layer, each section having a base, the sections joined at their bases by strips of the electrically-conductive outer layer, wherein:the electrically-conductive outer layer is electrically-conductive metallized fabric, and the resiliently compressible core material is a foam core;
the electrically-conductive metallized fabric is adhered to the foam core by way of an adhesive;
the gasket further comprises a bottom;
the electrically-conductive metallized fabric is wrapped around the foam core such that the electrically-conductive metallized fabric comprises two bottom portions on the bottom of the gasket, where the bottom portions do not meet and thus result in a gap therebetween; and
the gasket further comprises a strip of pressure sensitive adhesive adhered to the bottom of the gasket along its length, the strip of pressure sensitive adhesive covering the gap between the bottom portions of the electrically-conductive metallized fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,212,528

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUDIO RECORDING

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. An acquisition system comprising:a processor;
one or more sensors within an earpiece operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the earpiece is configured to acquire at the ear, on the ear or within an ear canal, one or more of acceleration, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure or heart-rate, the one or more sensors configured to monitor a biological state or a physical motion or both for an event, the processor configured to analyze a portion of the biological state or the physical motion; and
wherein the event is a detection of a discrepancy when compared with a set of reference data by the one or more sensors that monitor the physical motion or the biological state or the event is one of a detection of an abrupt movement of a headset operatively coupled to the processor, a change in location of the earpiece operatively coupled the processor, a touching of the headset, a recognizing of a voice command, a starting or ending of a phone call, or a scheduled time, wherein resulting biometric data from the one or more sensors is compared with the set of reference data, wherein the processor initiates a response when a sudden discrepancy is detected between the resulting biometric data and the set of reference data;
wherein the earpiece includes at least one ambient sound microphone and at least one ear canal microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,212,202

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MANAGE MULTICAST TRAFFIC

Big Switch Networks, Inc....

1. A controller server comprising:at least one processor and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving first multicast group member information, from over a network and via a first packet forwarding system, at the controller server that provides for control of the network comprised of a first virtual local area network comprised of a first plurality of packet forwarding systems including the first packet forwarding system, the first multicast group member information including access information, the first multicast group member information being received by the first packet forwarding system from a first end-host computer and describing the first end-host computer as accessing a first multicast group on the first virtual local area network via a new access point on the network including a port on the first packet forwarding system;
registering the first end-host computer as having moved from an old access point on the network to the new access point on the network, the registering including processing a leave operation for the first end-host computer and processing a join operation for the first end-host computer, the processing the leave and the join operations being responsive to the receiving the first multicast group member information from over the network at the controller server;
generating a first multicast tree, at the controller server; and
communicating a first network configuration message, over the network, to at least one packet forwarding system of the first plurality of packet forwarding systems, the first network configuration message including a packet flow table entry enabling the at least one packet forwarding system of the first plurality of packet forwarding systems to configure a flow table to enable communication of multicast traffic for the first multicast group over a portion of the first multicast tree.

US Pat. No. 10,211,851

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPRESSING DATA FROM SMART METER

Hefei University of Techn...

1. A system for compressing data, comprising:a smart meter to (a) collect electricity load data from a smart grid of a power system; (b) record the electricity load data collected at every time as where represents data point collected by the smart meter in the smart grid of the power system, and (c) represent total data points in the smart grid of the power system collected by the smart meter;
a smart grid communication channel connected with the smart grid of the power system with for transmission of the electricity load data;
a storage to store the electricity load data from the smart meter; and
a processor configured to
(i) LZ-compress in real time the electricity load data from the smart meter by a first compression process;
(ii) LZ-encode the electricity load data, wherein the smart meter collects the electricity load data every preset first duration from the smart grid of the power system, and wherein the storage stores the LZ-encoded electricity load data in a temporary database through the smart grid communication channel after the first compression process;
(iii) read the electricity load data from the temporary database every preset second duration, wherein the read electricity load data is electricity load data stored in the temporary database within the second duration before a corresponding reading time point; and
(iv) (a) LZ-decode the read electricity load data, (b) SAX-compress in real time the LZ-decoded electricity load data by a second compression process, and (c) store the SAX-compressed electricity load data in a data center, thereby reducing transmission burden for communication lines and storage burden for the data center, and improving efficiency of electricity data analysis and service.

US Pat. No. 10,211,142

CHIP-ON-FILM PACKAGE STRUCTURE

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A chip-on-film (COF) package structure, comprising:a flexible substrate, comprising a flexible base and a circuit layer, the flexible base having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, wherein a chip mounting area having a first side and a second side opposite to each other is defined on the upper surface, and the circuit layer comprises:
a plurality of first upper leads, comprising a plurality of first inner ends and located on the upper surface, wherein each of the first upper leads has a first inner end of the first inner ends, the first inner ends are located in the chip mounting area and close to the first side, and each of the first upper leads extends from the first inner end in a direction away from the chip mounting area;
a plurality of second upper leads, comprising a plurality of second inner ends and a plurality of upper pads, located on the upper surface and disposed in the chip mounting area, wherein
each of the second upper leads has a second inner end of the second inner ends and an upper pad of the upper pads opposite to each other,
the second inner ends are close to the first side and located further from the first side than the first inner ends,
each of the second upper leads extends from the second inner end in a direction toward the second side to connect with the upper pad,
a width of the upper pad is greater than that of other parts of the corresponding second upper lead, and
the second upper leads are divided into a plurality of groups, each of the groups has some upper pads of the plurality upper pads of the second upper leads, wherein the upper pads of each of the groups are arranged layer by layer into at least two rows in a direction from positions close to the second inner ends toward the second side, and at least two upper pads of the upper pads symmetrically arranged on both sides of a reference line of each of the groups on at least one row furthest from the second inner ends, wherein the reference line is close to or overlaps a center line of each of the groups;
a plurality of first conductive vias, penetrating the flexible base, located in the chip mounting area and correspondingly connected with the upper pads of the second upper leads respectively; and
a plurality of lower leads, located on the lower surface and electrically connected with the second upper leads through the first conductive vias; and
a chip, having a first edge and a second edge opposite to each other, and comprising a plurality of first bumps and a plurality of second bumps close to the first edge, the chip being disposed in the chip mounting area, wherein the first bumps are bonded to the first inner ends respectively, and the second bumps are bonded to the second inner ends respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,210,717

DETECTING RF TRANSMISSION FROM AN IMPLANTED DEVICE IN A POS TERMINAL

VERIFONE, INC., San Jose...

1. A radio frequency (RF) detection system, comprising:an integrated antenna tuned to a predetermined frequency;
a RF detector communicatively coupled to the antenna and configured to process a signal from the antenna, the RF detector being further communicatively coupled to an analog to digital convertor (ADC) port of a processor, wherein the antenna signal is converted to a voltage output for input to the ADC port upon a RF strength detection threshold being met wherein the voltage output is linearly related to a signal strength of the signal; and
the processor being configured to process the input from the RF detector and determine if the input exceeds a predetermined voltage limit;
wherein upon the input exceeding the predetermined voltage limit, the processor records an event count; and
when a number of event counts within a predetermined time meets or surpasses an event count threshold, the RF detection system is configured to indicate that a potential skimming device is present and is transmitting on the predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,210,144

CREATION AND DISPLAY OF A WEBPAGE WITH ALTERNATIVE LAYOUTS FOR DIFFERENT WEBPAGE WIDTHS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method for a computing device to create a webpage having different element orders for different webpage widths, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a first input specifying a first layout of elements for a first webpage width, the first input positioning the elements in a first order on a design canvas of a design interface;
receiving, by the computing device, a second input specifying a second layout of the elements for a second webpage width, the second input positioning the elements in a second order on the design canvas, the first webpage width different from the second webpage width and the first order different from the second order;
creating, by the computing device, markup code for the webpage that specifies a first subtree of nodes specifying the first order of the elements for the first layout and a second subtree of nodes specifying the second order of the elements for the second layout;
modifying, by the computing device, the markup code to replace duplicate nodes with placeholders in the second subtree of nodes;
implementing, by the computing device, a script code to modify a live DOM created from the markup code, to specify positioning the elements in the second order when the current webpage width is the second webpage width; and
modifying the live DOM by swapping content nodes of the first subtree with the placeholders of the second subtree, based on the current webpage width being the second webpage width.

US Pat. No. 10,209,717

AUTONOMOUS GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An autonomous guidance system that operates a vehicle in an autonomous mode, said system comprising:a camera module that outputs an image signal indicative of an image of an object in an area about a vehicle;
a radar module that outputs a reflection signal indicative of a reflected signal reflected by the object; and
a controller that determines an object-location of the object on a predetermined map of roadways proximate to the area based on a vehicle-location of the vehicle on the predetermined map, the image signal, and the reflection signal, wherein the controller classifies the object as small when a magnitude of the reflection signal associated with the object is less than a signal-threshold, and the object is not indicated on the predetermined map.

US Pat. No. 10,209,427

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. An electronic device, including:a main body, having a substrate, a light-emitting module and a light-guiding portion, the substrate being provided with an electronic unit, the light-emitting module having a carrier board and a light-emitting portion disposed on the carrier board, the light-guiding portion is arranged corresponding to the light-emitting portion, at least a part of light from the light-emitting portion being projected to outside of the electronic device through the light-guiding portion; a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI Express, PCI-E) insert row, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected with the electronic unit;
wherein the light-emitting module is electrically connectable with the PCI-E insert row or configured to electrically connectable with an exterior power;
wherein the light-guiding portion is formed with a scattering structure, the part of the light from the light-emitting portion is projected toward the scattering structure and scattered, penetrates through the light-guiding portion evenly, and is projected to the outside of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,208,003

SYNTHESIS OF AMINE SUBSTITUTED 4,5,6,7-TETRAHYDROBENZOTHIAZOLE COMPOUNDS

Knopp Biosciences LLC, P...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula I(HOTs)
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl, wherein each C1-6 alkyl is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 occurrences of C1-6 alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
the process comprising contacting a mixture, which comprises a compound of formula II
and a solvent, with a compound having the formulain the presence of a base, to provide a compound of formula I(HOTs), wherein the solvent is acetonitrile, a mixture of acetonitrile and water, IPA, a mixture of IPA and water, a mixture of acetonitrile and IPA, or a mixture of acetonitrile, IPA and water; isolating the compound of formula I(HOTs),a) forming a mixture comprising the compound of formula I(HOTs), IPA and water, and heating the mixture to about 70° C. to about 85° C.;
b) cooling the mixture to about 5° C. to about 15° C.; and
c) isolating the solid compound of formula I(HOTs) formed during step b).

US Pat. No. 10,207,728

PORTABLE AND MODULAR TRANSPORTATION UNIT WITH IMPROVED TRANSPORT CAPABILITIES

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. An intra-aortic balloon pump configured for tilted wheel transport, comprising:a frame, a pump comprising a pump body, the pump disposed within the frame, a display device associated with the pump, a control unit configured to control the pump, a handle assembly connected to the frame and comprising a handle grip, and a wheel assembly connected to the frame, wherein the wheel assembly comprises a first and second wheel, each movable linearly between (i) a retracted position defining a first wheel track in which the wheels are spaced apart a predetermined distance and orientation, and (ii) an extended position defining a second wheel track larger than the first wheel track in which the wheels are spaced apart a distance greater than the predetermined distance yet have essentially the same predetermined orientation;
wherein linear movement of the wheels from the retracted position to the extended position is manually controlled by linear movement of at least a portion of the handle assembly from a first position to a second position, the second position spaced apart from the first position and wherein the first and second wheels are located towards a vertical side of the pump body and to accommodate tilted wheel support to the pump body along a horizontal and flat surface when the pump body is maintained in a tilted orientation with respect to the horizontal and flat surface and gripped at the handle grip by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,207,172

RECONFIGURABLE STORAGE APPARATUS FOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

Escape Fitness Limited, ...

1. An exercise equipment storage apparatus comprising:two or more shelves, each shelf having a support surface and a lower surface;
a single upright spine comprising a front face, side walls, a base, and shelf connection points formed in the side walls and provided along the height of the spine; and
stop members mounted on the support surface of at least one shelf, each stop member having an inclined stop surface providing the stop member with a wedge formation, the stop members being arranged such that the stop surfaces define a storage zone for receiving exercise equipment, the stop members being reconfigurable to selectively vary at least one of the position, size and orientation of the storage zone;
wherein each shelf is removably connectable to a portion of the shelf connection points to enable one or both the height and relative spacing of the shelves to be selectively varied;
wherein each shelf comprises a pair of spaced connection brackets extending from the lower surface configured to locate either side of the single spine adjacent the side walls to connect the shelf to the single spine;
wherein each shelf is supported solely by the single spine; and
wherein the connection brackets each include a transversely facing connection plate extending downwardly from the lower surface of the shelf having a vertical rear edge and an angled forward edge with the connection plate tapering upwardly in the forward direction towards the lower surface of the shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,206,850

VIBRATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A portable vibration device comprising:a vibration pad comprising a pair of flattened round halves;
a control pad comprising a pair of flattened round halves;
a flexible neck portion connecting the vibration pad to the control pad, wherein the neck portion propagates vibration and is adapted to bend such that the vibration pad and the control pad can be moved from being coplanar to being parallel with each other; and wherein the vibration pad, the control pad, and the neck portion comprise a paddle shaped configuration;
a power source that is self-contained in the portable vibration device; and
a vibration circuit to control a vibration element in the vibration pad, the vibration circuit electrically connecting the control pad to the vibration pad.

US Pat. No. 10,212,128

FORMING A SECURITY NETWORK INCLUDING INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND NETWORK DEVICES

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a gateway device in communication with a plurality of premises devices at a premises, wherein the gateway device is configured to detect premises events and control at least a portion of the plurality of premises devices; and
a remote device configured to:
send, to the gateway device, data indicating an association between the remote device and the gateway device;
receive, based on the association between the remote device and the gateway device, data indicative of at least one premises event;
output, based on the received data indicative of the at least one premises event, an interface comprising status information associated with the premises;
receive, via the interface, user input indicative of a control operation associated with one or more of the premises devices; and
initiate, based on the control operation and the association between the remote device and the gateway device, one or more control communications configured to cause the gateway device to control the one or more of the plurality of premises devices.

US Pat. No. 10,210,105

INLINE PCI-IOV ADAPTER

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A soft register unit for facilitating register access in a network device, the soft register unit comprising:soft register engine having an external connection via a link;
a soft register microprocessor connected to the soft register engine;
a first memory including an address decode table, the first memory accessible to the soft register engine and the soft register microprocessor; and
a plurality of registers implemented in a second memory, the second memory accessible to the soft register engine,
wherein, the soft register unit facilitates register access by performing the steps of:
receiving a raw address by the soft register engine via the link;
decoding the raw address by using the address decode table to locate a corresponding register;
obtaining characteristics of the register; and
accessing the register in response to the characteristics of the register.

US Pat. No. 10,208,668

TURBINE ENGINE ADVANCED COOLING SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal axis, the gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor;
a turbine;
a combustor arranged axially between the compressor and the turbine and configured to drive the turbine with a stream of gas, the combustor comprising at least one liner defining a combustion chamber;
a shield positioned axially between the compressor and the turbine, wherein the shield extends from a first plane positioned axially forward of the combustor to a second plane extending through an aft end of the combustion chamber, the first plane and the second plane each being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
a combustor case;
a drive shaft mechanically coupling the compressor to the turbine;
a conduit configured to supply a cooling fluid to an annulus defined by the combustor case and the shield, the annulus configured to supply the cooling fluid to a first end of a gap between an outer surface of the drive shaft and the shield, the drive shaft and the shield configured to guide the cooling fluid from the first end of the gap to a second end of the gap, wherein the cooling fluid flows from the second end of the gap into an outlet of the compressor during operation of the gas turbine engine;
a flow restrictor positioned in the gap and located between the first end of the gap and the second end of the gap, wherein the flow restrictor is a seal, wherein the seal is configured to limit fluid flow through the gap; and
a radial pre-swirler configured to direct the cooling fluid from the annulus toward the drive shaft and into the gap, the radial pre-swirler configured to swirl the cooling fluid in a direction of rotation of the drive shaft, the radial pre-swirler positioned at an aft end of the shield and axially aft of the flow restrictor.

US Pat. No. 10,208,262

PROCESS FOR CATALYTIC GASIFICATION OF CARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCK

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for catalytic gasification of solid carbonaceous feedstock to synthesis gas in a dual fluidized bed, said process comprising the following steps:i. gasifying a primary portion of said solid carbonaceous feedstock in a fluidized gasification zone (102, 202) at a temperature between 600-800° C. with steam and in the presence of a catalyst consisting of an alkali metal compound impregnated on a solid particulate carrier selected from ?-alumina, silica, ZSM-5, fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) spent catalyst, and mixtures thereof, to produce synthesis gas; wherein heat for endothermic gasification reaction is supplied by said heated catalyst provided in said fluidized gasification zone at a catalyst to feedstock ratio of 2:1 to 50:1, wherein, the alkali metal compound is impregnated on the solid particulate carrier in an amount between, 1:1 to 1:5, wherein, a molar ratio of the solid carbonaceous feedstock to the steam varies between 1:1.5 to 1:3, and wherein, the conversion of said solid carbonaceous feedstock to the synthesis gas per pass is at least 90 wt %;
wherein the synthesis gas comprises hydrogen in the range of 55 to 60 mole %, carbon monoxide in the range of 23 to 35 mole %, carbon dioxide in the range of 9 to 16 mole % and methane in the range of 0.3 to 0.6 mole %;
ii. discharging heat-extracted catalyst from an operative top of the fluidized gasification zone (102, 202) to a fluidized combustion zone (140, 240); and
iii. combusting a secondary portion of said solid carbonaceous feedstock and unreacted carbon from said fluidized gasification zone (102, 202) in a fluidized combustion zone (140, 240) at a temperature between 800-840° C. with air, wherein heat generated during the exothermic combustion reaction is transferred to said heat-extracted catalyst to provide said heated catalyst which is re-circulated to said fluidized gasification zone (102, 202), so that said heated catalyst remains within the dual fluidized bed and said heated catalyst is used in the next preparation of the synthesis gas; wherein the fluidized gasification zone (102, 202) and fluidized combustion zone (140, 240) are provided in two fluidized beds.

US Pat. No. 10,212,817

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH A MAGNETIC DEVICE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. An electronic module, comprising:a magnetic device, comprising a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface opposite to the first lateral surface, wherein the magnetic device comprises a first lead and a second lead, wherein the second lead is extended outside of the body from the second lateral surface; and
a substrate, having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein at least one electronic device is disposed on the top surface or the bottom surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate and the second lead are located at a same lateral side of the body of the magnetic device with respect to the second lateral surface, wherein the second lead is extended from the second lateral surface of the body to the substrate to electrically connect the magnetic device to the substrate, wherein the first lead of the magnetic device is not in contact with the substrate and is used for connecting with an external circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,211,546

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR SHIELDED WIRE CABLE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electrical connection system, comprising:a first shielded cable having a first electrical conductor and a second electrical conductor surrounded by a first shield conductor which is surrounded by a first insulating jacket;
a second shielded cable having a third electrical conductor and a fourth electrical conductor surrounded by a second shield conductor which is surrounded by a second insulating jacket;
a plug connector having a first plug terminal and a second plug terminal;
a receptacle connector configured to mate with said plug connector having a first receptacle terminal and a second receptacle terminal configured to receive the first and second plug terminals respectively;
a plug shield longitudinally surrounding the plug connector and electrically isolated from the plug terminals having an upper plug shield and a lower plug shield, wherein the lower plug shield is attached to the first shield conductor by a first pair of shield crimp wings, wherein an extreme end of the first pair of shield crimp wings is collocated with an extreme end of the first shield conductor, wherein the upper plug shield defines a first tab in direct and compressive contact with an outer surface of the first pair of shield crimp wings of the lower plug shield, and wherein the first pair of shield crimp wings is intermediate the first tab and the first shield conductor; and
a receptacle shield longitudinally surrounding the receptacle connector and electrically isolated from the receptacle terminals having an upper receptacle shield and a lower receptacle shield, wherein the lower receptacle shield is attached to the second shield conductor by a second pair of shield crimp wings, wherein an extreme end of the second pair of shield crimp wings is collocated with an extreme end of the second shield conductor, wherein the upper receptacle shield defines a second tab in direct and compressive contact with an outer surface of the second pair of shield crimp wings of the lower receptacle shield, and wherein the second pair of shield crimp wings is intermediate the second tab and the second shield conductor;
wherein the upper plug shield defines a first pair of opposed tabs in direct and compressive contact with the first pair of shield crimp wings of the lower plug shield, wherein the first pair of shield crimp wings is intermediate the first pair of opposed tabs and the first shield conductor, wherein the upper receptacle shield defines a second pair of opposed tabs in direct and compressive contact with the second pair of shield crimp wings of the lower receptacle shield, and wherein the second pair of shield crimp wings is intermediate the second pair of opposed tabs and the second shield conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,211,395

METHOD FOR COMBINING NVM CLASS AND SRAM CLASS MRAM ELEMENTS ON THE SAME CHIP

Spin Transfer Technologie...

1. A method for forming a data memory chip, comprising: providing a substrate: depositing a first magnetic memory element type material; forming a mask over the first magnetic memory element type material the mask defining a first magnetic element type area; performing a material removal process to remove portions of the first magnetic element type material that are not protected by the mask; depositing a second magnetic element type material; and removing the mask, after removing the mask: depositing a hard mask; performing an annealing; forming a magnetic element defining mask configured to define magnetic elements in the first magnetic element type area and also in a second magnetic element type area; and performing a second material removal process to remove portions of the first magnetic element type material and the second magnetic element type material that are not protected by the magnetic element defining mask.

US Pat. No. 10,210,989

REACTOR

TOKIN CORPORATION, Senda...

1. A reactor comprising a coil member and a core member, wherein:the coil member comprises an insulation-coated conductive wire and an insulation coating;
the insulation-coated conductive wire is wound and coated, at least in part, with the insulation coating;
the core member comprises a first member and a second member;
the first member has a relative permeability that is higher than another relative permeability of the second member;
the second member includes a composite magnet, and the relative permeability of the second member is between 1 and 30, both inclusive;
the composite magnet is formed of a hardened binder and magnetic particles dispersed in the binder;
the composite magnet has an elastic modulus that is one hundred times or more another elastic modulus of the insulation coating; and
the insulation coating has an effective elastic modulus of 0.3 GPa or less, wherein the effective elastic modulus is a substantial elastic modulus in a thickness direction of a member which is compressed in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,210,986

INTEGRATED MAGNETIC CORE INDUCTOR WITH VERTICAL LAMINATIONS

Ferric, Inc., New York, ...

1. A structure comprising:a magnetic core lying in a core plane, the magnetic core comprising;
a plurality of ferromagnetic layers disposed on a planar surface, said planar surface parallel to said core plane, each said ferromagnetic layer having a height extending from said planar surface along a first axis, said first axis orthogonal to said planar surface and to said core plane, each said ferromagnetic layer having a permanent easy axis of magnetization parallel to said first axis and a permanent hard axis of magnetization parallel to a second axis, said second axis orthogonal to said first axis;
a plurality of insulator layers disposed on said planar surface, each said insulation layer disposed between adjacent ferromagnetic layers and having a height extending from said planar surface and parallel to said first axis; and
said ferromagnetic layers and said insulation layers forming laminations of alternating ferromagnetic and insulation layers along a third axis, said third axis orthogonal to said first and second axes; and
an inductor coil wrapped around the core, the inductor coil extending in a direction parallel to the core plane, the inductor coil configured to generate a first magnetic field parallel to said hard axis of magnetization.

US Pat. No. 10,208,564

TUBULAR AIRLOCK ASSEMBLY

NCS MULTISTAGE INC., Cal...

1. A rupture assembly for a well tubing, comprising:an upper tubular portion coupled to a lower tubular portion;
a first rupture member held in sealing engagement between the upper and lower tubular portions by a disengageable securing mechanism; and
a second rupture member held in sealing engagement between the upper and lower tubular portions by an impact member, the impact member having at least one impact surface,
wherein in operation:
the first rupture member is released from the disengageable securing mechanism when exposed to a threshold hydraulic pressure that is less than a rupture burst pressure of the first rupture member;
upon release from the disengageable securing mechanism, the first rupture member directly contacts the impact member causing the first rupture member to shatter into fragments; and
the fragments directly contact that impact the second rupture member causing the second rupture member to shatter into fragments.

US Pat. No. 10,206,531

BOWL ASSEMBLY WITH MASHER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A container assembly comprising:a bowl having an open top and a closed bottom; and
a lid adapted to fit onto the open top of the bowl; and having a substantially flat top surface and a bottom surface with an embedded suction cup;
a masher having a handle and a food compressing surface with a plurality of apertures, the masher being fully houseable inside the bowl when the lid is secured thereon;
wherein the bottom of the bowl is adapted to be reversibly sealed onto the suction cup when the top side of the lid is placed inverted on a surface.
US Pat. No. 10,206,880

SOLID DISPERSION COMPRISING AN OREXIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST

Sandoz AG, (CH)

1. A solid dispersion comprising suvorexant ([(7R)-4-(5-chloro-1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)-7-methyl-1,4-diazepan-1-yl][5-methyl-2-(2H-1,2,3-triazol-2-yl)phenyl]methanone) or a salt thereof in amorphous form and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable matrix compound,wherein the at least one matrix compound is
(i) a polymer and wherein the solid dispersion contains the suvorexant or salt thereof in an amount of at least 50 weight-% based on the combined weight of the suvorexant or salt thereof and the at least one matrix compound, or
(ii) a silicon-based inorganic adsorbent.

US Pat. No. 10,211,530

DYNAMIC EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER (ERP) ADJUSTMENT

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. An earth station aboard aircraft (ESAA), comprising:a variable beamwidth antenna configured to transmit in accordance with a steerable beam pattern, the gain of the variable beamwidth antenna changing for different scan and skew angle combinations of the steerable beam pattern due to changes in the ESAA's location and attitude and antenna characteristics of the variable beamwidth antenna;
a processing unit configured to utilize on-board navigational data to calculate a target scan angle and a target skew angle for the steerable beam pattern to direct the steerable beam pattern towards a target station; and
a variable gain amplifier unit coupled to the variable beamwidth antenna and to the processing unit, the variable gain amplifier configured to amplify input signals to the variable beamwidth antenna in accordance with a variable gain to provide a variable amplifier instantaneous power output,
wherein the processing unit is further configured to (i) access an antenna gain lookup table (LUT) and an effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) spectral density (ESD) limit LUT to calculate, in accordance with the target scan angle and the target skew angle, an antenna gain and an ESD limit, respectively, (ii) calculate a target amplifier instantaneous power output in accordance with the target scan angle and the target skew angle based upon the calculated antenna gain and the calculated ESD limit, and (iii) adjust the gain of the variable gain amplifier unit such that the amplifier power output is set to the target amplifier instantaneous power output.

US Pat. No. 10,210,873

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING INTER-CHANNEL TIME DIFFERENCE PARAMETER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining an inter-channel time difference (ITD) parameter, comprising:determining a reference parameter according to a time-domain signal on a first sound channel and a time-domain signal on a second sound channel, wherein the reference parameter corresponds to a sequence of obtaining the time-domain signal on the first sound channel and the time-domain signal on the second sound channel, and wherein the time-domain signal on the first sound channel and the time-domain signal on the second sound channel correspond to a first time period;
determining a search range according to the reference parameter and a limiting value (Tmax), wherein the Tmax is determined according to a sampling rate of the time-domain signal on the first sound channel, and wherein the search range either falls within [?Tmax, 0] or falls within [0, Tmax]; and
performing search processing within the search range based on a frequency-domain signal on the first sound channel and a frequency-domain signal on the second sound channel to determine a first ITD parameter corresponding to the first sound channel and the second sound channel.

US Pat. No. 10,210,870

METHOD FOR VERIFICATION AND BLACKLIST DETECTION USING A BIOMETRICS PLATFORM

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method for verification and blacklist detection in a biometrics framework that includes an analytics service that supplies audio streams to a detection library in accordance with configured rules, comprising:interleaving, by a biometrics engine, audio information from multiple sources associated with multiple individuals into single stream real-time audio data;
receiving the real-time audio data at a streaming daemon that accesses a database to retrieve blacklist voiceprint models about blacklisted individuals;
adding the blacklist voiceprint models associated to voiceprint models in a detection library;
determining, in real-time, if any of the voiceprint models or blacklist voice models match attributes associated with the audio information contained in the real-time audio data and, if so, processing the real-time audio data to determine if a confidence level associated with the match is above a threshold; and
if the confidence level is above the threshold, sending a notification that an individual associated with the audio information was verified or blacklisted, or
if the detected confidence level is below the threshold, storing a voice print created from the audio information associated with the individual in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,210,351

FINGERPRINT-BASED CONFIGURATION TYPING AND CLASSIFICATION

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method for automated fingerprint generation to track changes to a respective configuration of each of a plurality of devices located on a network and addition of new devices to the network, comprising:identifying a fingerprint of a device of the plurality of devices located on the network, wherein the fingerprint is generated as a function of a plurality of hardware components of the device such that different hardware components of the same type or capacity are equivalent inputs to the function and have identical fingerprints output by the function;
assigning the fingerprint to the device and storing a first identifier of the device in association with the fingerprint, wherein the fingerprint is previously assigned to an additional device of the plurality of devices and previously stored in association with a first identifier of the additional device, wherein the additional device comprises hardware components of the same type or capacity as the plurality of hardware components of the device;
determining whether the device has a second identifier associated with configuration of the device;
responsive to determining that the device does not have the second identifier:
comparing the fingerprint to a plurality of stored fingerprints, wherein a subset of the stored fingerprints are associated with stored second identifiers;
based on determining that the fingerprint does correspond to a respective stored fingerprint of the plurality of stored fingerprints, further determining whether the respective stored fingerprint is associated with one of the stored second identifiers;
based on determining that the respective stored fingerprint is associated with a respective stored second identifier, associating the respective stored second identifier with the device, wherein associating the respective stored second identifier with the device comprises:
storing the respective stored second identifier in association with the first identifier of the device; and
transmitting the respective stored second identifier to the device for storage at the device; and
based on determining that the respective stored fingerprint is not associated with one of the stored second identifiers, generating an error report configured to indicate that one or both of there is no stored second identifier associated with the respective stored fingerprint or that the configuration of the device is new; and
responsive to determining the device does have the second identifier, determining whether the fingerprint corresponds to the second identifier; and
responsive to determining the fingerprint does not correspond to the second identifier, generating an additional error report configured to indicate that one or both of the fingerprint does not correspond to the second identifier or that the configuration of the device is new.

US Pat. No. 10,209,968

APPLICATION COMPILING

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving a programming language input, having a client input portion and a server input portion, written in a single programming language that enables use of client symbols of the client input portion in the server input portion and use of server symbols of the server input portion in the client input portion;
parsing the programming language input to separate the client input portion from the server input portion;
identifying usage of one or more client symbols in the server input portion and usage of one or more server symbols in the client input portion;
translating the client input portion into an executable client application, and translating the server input portion into an executable server application; and
producing a communication module to enable communication of one or more client symbols and one or more server symbols between the executable client application and the executable server application, the communication module providing for synchronous or asynchronous communication based on metadata included in the programming language input.

US Pat. No. 10,209,528

OPERATION OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FOCUSING ELEMENT

J.A. WOOLLAM CO., INC., ...

1. A system for improving the operation of a lens as a function of wavelength for a multiplicity of wavelengths comprising:a) a lens for focusing an electromagnetic beam; and
b) an aperture having material for naturally adjusting the effective cross-sectional area of a transmitted beam of electromagnetic radiation, as a function of wavelength;
said lens and said aperture being functionally associated as a selection from the group consisting of:
said lens and aperture are separate elements in either order; and
said lens and aperture are an integrated system;
wherein the aperture provides that the effective cross-sectional area of the electromagnetic beam passed by said aperture is naturally adjusted as a result of how the material of said aperture optically responds with respect to wavelengths for each wavelength in a specified limited range of a multiplicity of wavelengths, such that the performance of the lens is rendered approximately optimum with respect to diffraction and aberration effects as a function of electromagnetic beam cross-sectional area in said specified limited range of a multiplicity of wavelengths;
said aperture also being at least partially transmissive outside said specified limited range of said multiplicity of wavelengths wherein for each wavelength in said specified limited range of said multiplicity of wavelengths the lens is rendered approximately optimum with respect to diffraction and aberration effects;
the improvement being that:
said aperture, which is constructed with at least two concentrically positioned materials to provide transmissive characteristics, as a function of wavelength, resulting from optical density and/or thickness, each independently being substantially greater, or smaller, centrally in said aperture and which decreases or increases radially, respectively, outside said specified limited range of a multiplicity of wavelengths wherein performance of said lens is rendered approximately optimum with respect to diffraction and aberration.

US Pat. No. 10,208,132

METHOD OF MODIFYING POLYMERS

Metsa Fibre Oy, Metsa (F...

1. A method of modifying a polymer having hydroxyl groups to obtain a modified polymer, comprising the step of contacting said polymer with at least one organic phosphonate salt in order to chemically modify the polymer, said at least one organic phosphonate salt being in the liquid phase, and wherein the at least one organic phosphonate salt is of Formula III
wherein
R1 is selected from a hydrogen radical, a linear or branched alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl radical having 4 to 24 carbon atoms, and R2 is a cation selected from the group of substituted and unsubstituted phosphonium, substituted and unsubstituted sulfonium, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,206,916

CABOZANTINIB SALTS AND THEIR USE AS ANTI-CANCER AGENTS

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. A crystalline form of N-{4-[(6,7-dimethoxy-4-quinolinyl) oxy]phenyl}-N?-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,1-cyclopropanedicarboxamide succinate characterized by a powder X-ray diffractogram comprising reflections at 2-Theta angles of (8.5±0.2)°, (10.4±0.2)°, (19.1±0.2)°, (21.4±0.2)°, (24.8±0.2)°, when measured at a temperature of 20° C. and with Cu-Kalpha radiation having a wavelength of 0.15419 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,212,802

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Schweizer Electronic AG, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a multilayer printed circuit board;
an electronic component arranged on a first surface of the multilayer printed circuit board;
the multilayer printed circuit board has a cutout extending from a second surface of the multilayer printed circuit board in a direction toward the electronic component on the first surface to provide a reduced thickness of the multilayer printed circuit below the electronic component, the second surface being situated opposite the first surface; and
a coolant container including an opening closed by the second surface of the multilayer printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,210,984

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

BOTHHAND ENTERPRISE INC.,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a base that includes a surrounding wall and a separating wall connected to said surrounding wall, said surrounding wall and said separating wall cooperatively defining a first receiving space and a second receiving space that are spaced apart from each other by said separating wall, said surrounding wall having opposite first and second end surfaces that are formed with said first and second receiving spaces, respectively; and
an electronic module that includes a terminal unit mounted to said base, a first electronic unit received in said first receiving space, and a second electronic unit received in said second receiving space, said terminal unit including two first terminals that are electrically connected to said first electronic unit, two second terminals that are electrically connected to said second electronic unit, and two connecting terminals that are mounted to said base, each of said connecting terminals having a first section that extends outwardly from said first end surface and that is electrically connected to said first electronic unit, a second section that extends outwardly from said second end surface and that is electrically connected to said second electronic unit, and an interconnecting section that is embedded within said base, that extends through said separating wall, and that interconnects said first section and said second section.

US Pat. No. 10,210,794

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY TILE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

BARCO N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A method of producing a flexible display tile, the method comprising:providing a plurality of luminous sources on a flexible substrate;
arranging each one of a plurality of elongate enclosures around one or more of said luminous sources with a longest side of the elongate enclosures aligned in a common direction of the flexible display tile, wherein the plurality of elongate enclosures is arranged in rows and columns; and
filling each elongate enclosure of the plurality of elongate enclosures with a potting material such that the elongate enclosure and the potting material form a potted island, such that the potted islands are arranged in rows and columns, with lines between the rows and columns of the potted islands determining the lines along which a user can cut the flexible display tile to a smaller flexible display tile, the flexible display tile being such that the power, ground and data and instructions signals are provided to the flexible display tile by more than one bus under said flexible display tile.

US Pat. No. 10,210,367

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY FOR SCANNING ENGINE

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

1. A support frame configured to physically support both an indicia scanning engine configured to scan and interpret an indicia and a light pipe within a casing of a scanning device, the support frame comprising:a planar portion that extends between the indicia scanning engine and the light pipe, wherein an external surface of a middle length of the light pipe extends along and flush against a planar surface of the planar portion of the support frame;
a holder formed integrally with the planar portion to support a light source in a position aligned with an inlet end of the light pipe to enable light emitted by the light source to reach the inlet end; and
multiple ribs of elongate shape formed integrally with the planar portion, wherein:
the multiple ribs extend from the planar surface of the planar portion to strengthen the support frame;
a plurality of the ribs of the multiple ribs each define a gap in the elongate shape through which the middle length of the light pipe extends; and
the support frame supports the indicia scanning engine and the light pipe in predetermined relative positions to cause a central projection axis along which light is projected from an outlet end of the light pipe to extend in parallel with a central scanning axis extending from a front end of the indicia scanning engine, and toward a surface that carries the indicia.

US Pat. No. 10,208,268

GREASE COMPOSITION FOR CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS

GKN Driveline Internation...

1. A grease composition for use in constant velocity joints comprisinga) at least one base oil;
b) at least one simple or complex soap thickener;
c) at least one zinc sulphonate;
d) at least one molybdenum dithiocarbamate in the solid state; and
e) at least one molybdenum dithiophosphate;
wherein the ratio between the percent-by-weight (wt-%) amount of the at least one zinc sulphonate and both the amount of the at least one molybdenum dithiocarbamate and the amount of the at least one molybdenum dithiophosphate is in a range between approximately 0.2:1 to approximately 2.5:1; wherein the total amount of the at least one zinc sulphonate is comprised in an amount between approximately 0.3 wt-% and approximately 3.0 wt-% of the total amount of the grease composition; wherein the total amount of the at least one zinc sulphonate, of the at least one molybdenum dithiocarbamate, as well as of the at least one molybdenum dithiophosphate, is at most 10 wt-% of the total amount of the grease composition; wherein the at least one molybdenum dithiophosphate acts as a metal surface activator of the at least one zinc sulphonate; and wherein the zinc sulphonate comprises sulphur in an amount between approximately 33 wt-% and approximately 50 wt-%, the wt-% referring to the total amount of the zinc sulphonate.

US Pat. No. 10,207,888

SHEET STACKING APPARATUS, SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet stacking apparatus, comprising:a placement portion on which a sheet is placed;
a conveyance portion configured to convey a sheet placed on the placement portion;
a regulation portion configured to regulate a position of a sheet conveyed by the conveyance portion through contact with the sheet;
a pressing portion configured to press a sheet regulated in position by the regulation portion, the pressing portion being configured to press a sheet regulated in position by the regulation portion at a first pressing position and a second pressing position, the second pressing position being spaced apart from the placement portion in a thickness direction of a sheet placed on the placement portion by a distance which is longer than a distance between the placement portion and the first pressing position, the pressing portion being configured to press a sheet which is being conveyed by the conveyance portion and is not in contact with the regulation portion at the first pressing position, and the pressing portion being configured to press a sheet which is being conveyed by the conveyance portion and is not in contact with the regulation portion at the second pressing position; and
a support member configured to support the pressing portion in a movable manner in the thickness direction and a conveyance direction in which the conveyance portion conveys a sheet,
wherein an area of pressing a sheet at the first pressing position is larger than an area of pressing a sheet at the second pressing position, and
wherein the support member includes four-bar connecting members constructing a parallel link mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,206,530

MODULAR TREE WITH LOCKING TRUNK

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

8. A lighted artificial tree, comprising:a first tree portion including:
a first trunk body having a trunk wall, a distal end and a proximal end, and defining a first central axis extending from the distal end to the proximal end, the trunk wall at the distal end having an insertable portion formed of the trunk wall and defining one or more channels;
a first electrical connector positioned in the distal end of the first trunk body;
a first wiring harness electrically connected to the first electrical connector and having wires extending axially within the first trunk body and away from the first electrical connector; and
a first light string electrically connected to the wires of the first wiring harness; and
a second tree portion including:
a second trunk body including a distal end and a hollow proximal end, the proximal end configured to receive the insertable portion of the first trunk body along a common central axis and having a protuberance, the protuberance configured to be received by one of the one or more channels of the first trunk body, such that the first trunk body is connectable to the second trunk body in any one of a plurality of rotational coupling alignment positions;
a second electrical connector configured to electrically connect with the first electrical connector in one of a plurality of rotational coupling alignment positions of the first electrical connector relative the second electrical connector about the common central axis, the second electrical connector positioned in the proximal end of the second trunk body and;
a second wiring harness electrically connected to the second electrical connector and having wires extending axially within the second trunk body and away from the first electrical connector;
wherein when the first tree portion is coupled to the second tree portion, the first trunk body cannot rotate relative to the second trunk body about the common central axis, and the first electrical connector cannot rotate relative to the second electrical connector and the first electrical connector is electrically connected to the second electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,211,199

HIGH SURGE TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSOR

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A bidirectional transient voltage suppressing (TVS) device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, the substrate being heavily doped;
a first epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type formed on the substrate, the first epitaxial layer having a first thickness;
a second epitaxial layer of a second conductivity type, opposite the first conductivity type, formed on the first epitaxial layer;
a first buried layer of the first conductivity type and a second buried layer of the second conductivity type formed in the first epitaxial layer extending to the second epitaxial layer, the second buried layer being formed in a central portion of the TVS device, wherein the first buried layer is formed around an outer perimeter adjacent and surrounding the second buried layer;
a first body region of the second conductivity type formed at a first surface of the second epitaxial layer in the central portion of the TVS device;
a first heavily doped region of the first conductivity type formed in the first body region at the first surface of the second epitaxial layer; and
a third buried layer region of the second conductivity type formed in the first epitaxial layer extending from the second buried layer to the semiconductor substrate, the third buried layer region being positioned in the central portion of the TVS device under the first heavily doped region,
wherein the semiconductor substrate is connected to a first electrode, the first heavily doped region is connected to a second electrode of the TVS device; and
wherein the semiconductor substrate forms a collector of the TVS device, the second buried layer, the second epitaxial layer and the first body region form a base of the TVS device and the first heavily doped region forms the emitter of the TVS device, the third buried layer region and the semiconductor substrate forming an collector-base junction realizing avalanche mode breakdown.

US Pat. No. 10,210,733

EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE SMOKE DETECTOR

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A smoke detector of a movable vessel comprising:a status light emitting diode (LED);
at least one accelerometer configured to:
sense movement of the movable vessel; and
provide a sensor signal representative of the sensed movement; and
one or more processors configured to:
receive the sensor signal;
determine whether the sense movement exceeds a threshold based upon the sensor signal; and
adjust a blinking rate of the status LED based upon the sensor signal such that the blinking rate of the status LED is set to a first blinking rate if the sensed movement is equal to or less than the threshold and the blinking rate of the status LED is set to a second blinking rate if the sensed movement exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,209,955

AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION (ASR) FEEDBACK FOR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS (HMD)

Kopin Corporation, Westb...

1. A method of utilizing a user input from a user, comprising:receiving, by a headset computer, the user input comprising a combination of one or more of (i) a voice command and a head movement and (ii) a voice command and a hand gesture;
interpreting the head movement to generate an interpreted head movement command;
interpreting the hand gesture to generate an interpreted hand gesture;
interpreting the voice command using an automatic speech recognition system to generate an interpreted voice command, and providing visual feedback to the user on a display such that the visual feedback is presented to the user one of (a) within 500mS of when the voice command is interpreted and (b) within two cycles of a frame rate of the display of when the voice command is interpreted; and
combining the interpreted voice command and at least one of the interpreted head movement command and the interpreted hand gesture command to generate a host command.

US Pat. No. 10,207,654

RETENTION SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR A CAMERA IN AN INSIDE COMPARTMENT OF A VEHICLE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A retention system on a mounting structure for a generally cylindrical component, the retention system comprising:a U-shaped spring clip that includes a base and a pair of resilient retainer arms extending from the base along a main axis and defining an inlet passage; and
a holding member for holding said U-shaped spring clip,
wherein said retainer arms are adapted to engage with a first side of the component facing the inlet passage, and said holding member includes a rigid retention wall extending inside the spring clip and which are adapted to engage with a second side of the component opposite the first side, said second side located at a distance from the spring clip base in working position.
US Pat. No. 10,207,000

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,212,404

PROJECTION MAPPING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A marking and display system, comprising:a first array display apparatus having a viewing angle, comprising a processor in data communication with a networking device, at least one input/output device, and computer memory, the computer memory comprising a program having machine readable instructions that, when effected by the processor, iteratively perform the following steps:
(a) determining the presence of a distant surface;
(b) marking, within the viewing angle, an edge of the distant surface and a plurality of locations on the distant surface;
(c) displaying an initial array onto an array receiving panel having a first panel edge and a second panel edge;
(d) determining a distance D1a-D1n between the display apparatus and each of the plurality of locations on the distant surface;
(e) determining a forward distance D2 between the display apparatus and the array receiving panel;
(f) determining a distance D3 between the display apparatus and the edge of the distant surface;
(g) determining a distance D4 between the first panel edge and the second panel edge;
(h) adjusting the initial array on the array receiving panel based on the distances D1a-D1n, D2, D3, and D4; and
(i) projecting an adjusted array onto the array receiving panel.

US Pat. No. 10,212,339

IMAGE GENERATION METHOD BASED ON DUAL CAMERA MODULE AND DUAL CAMERA APPARATUS

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A method for image generation based on a dual camera module, the dual camera module comprising a first camera and a second camera, the method comprising:generating a first image by the first camera;
generating a second image by the second camera,
wherein the first camera is a camera with a low resolution and a large single pixel size, and the second camera is a camera with a high resolution and a small single pixel size; and
synthesizing the first image and the second image to generate a third image, wherein the third image includes a third color signal dominated by a first color signal associated with the first image, wherein the third image includes a third luminance signal dominated by a second luminance signal associated with the second image,
and wherein
synthesizing the first image and the second image to generate the third image comprises:
extracting a first color signal and the first luminance signal from the first image;
extracting a second color signal and the second luminance signal from the second image;
synthesizing the first color signal and the second color signal to obtain the third color signal;
synthesizing the first luminance signal and the second luminance signal to obtain the third luminance signal; and
synthesizing the third color signal and the third luminance signal to generate the third image.

US Pat. No. 10,212,273

PORTED AND DISCONNECTED WIRELESS NUMBER DISTINCTION BASED ON NUMBER PORTABILITY DATABASE STATUS AND OPTED-IN FILE STATUS

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by at least one processor, an aggregator data file containing at least one of at least one wireless number that has been ported and at least one wireless number that has been disconnected, wherein the aggregator data file contains only information pertaining to numbers that have been changed;
accessing, by the at least one processor, a number portability database;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a text and opted-in data file;
determining, by the at least one processor, a ported data file based on the aggregator data file and the number portability database;
comparing the ported data file and the text opted-in data file to determine which wireless numbers have been previously opted-in to text subscriptions; and
reestablishing, by the at least one processor, based on the comparison at least one subscription service to at least one mobile device, wherein the wireless numbers from the text opted-in data file are sent to the mobile device to continue the text subscriptions.

US Pat. No. 10,209,983

DISTRIBUTED INCREMENTAL UPDATING OF TRAYS USING A SOURCE CONTROL SYSTEM

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for distributed incremental updating of trays using a source control system, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
execute an application of a first version of a tray on a server, wherein the tray includes all dependencies used to execute the application within a computing environment;
receive, by tray management software of the first version of the tray, a request to update the tray to a second version;
request, from the source control system, a changeset including one or more file differences between the first version and the second version; and
responsive to a determination by the tray management software that there are no pending requests preventing an update, update the tray from the first version to the second version by updating files in the tray according to the changeset, wherein the determination by the tray management software that there are no pending requests preventing the update is based on a determination by the tray management software that there are no other requests associated with the first version of the tray that are mutually exclusive with the request to update the tray to the second version.

US Pat. No. 10,208,387

THREE-ELECTRODE BUFFER GENERATOR AND METHOD

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An electrodialytic method of generating a buffer using an electrodialytic buffer generator comprising a flow-through central buffer-generating channel comprising a first electrode, having an inlet and an outlet; a second chamber comprising a second electrode and a second aqueous liquid; a third chamber comprising a third electrode and a third aqueous liquid; a cation exchange barrier, capable of passing cations but not anions and of blocking bulk liquid flow, disposed between said second chamber and said buffer-generating channel; an anion exchange barrier, capable of passing anions but not cations and of blocking bulk liquid flow, disposed between said third chamber and said buffer-generating channel; said method comprising:(a) flowing a first aqueous liquid into said flow-through central buffer-generating channel, where at least one of said first, second, or third aqueous liquids comprises an aqueous electrolyte solution that includes anions or cations, or both;
(b) passing a first current between said first and second electrodes; and
(c) passing a second current between said first and third electrodes, whereby a buffer solution is generated in said buffer-generating channel.