US Pat. No. 10,232,861

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A USER SITUATION AWARENESS MODIFICATION OF A USER OF A VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. An apparatus configured to control a user situation awareness modification of a user of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:an input module configured to receive a first user detection signal comprising information usable for determining a user situation awareness level; and
a processing module configured to determine a currently necessary situation awareness level by selecting one predefined situation awareness level from a plurality of predefined situation awareness levels based on driving information,
wherein the processing module is configured to determine a current user situation awareness level based on the information usable for determining the user situation awareness level,
wherein the processing module is configured to generate a control signal to control a user situation awareness modification module based on the currently necessary situation awareness level and the current user situation awareness level, and
wherein each of the plurality of predefined situation awareness levels is associated with a different desired user reaction time or a different desired time-to-takeover.
US Pat. No. 10,232,405

METHOD FOR COATING A SUBSTRATE WITH A LACQUER AND DEVICE FOR PLANARISING A LACQUER LAYER

SUSS MICROTEC LITHOGRAPHY...

1. A method for coating a substrate with a lacquer, comprising the steps of:applying the lacquer to the substrate, wherein the substrate is a semi conductor;
reducing a solvent proportion of the lacquer applied to the substrate; and
thereafter, exposing the substrate to a solvent atmosphere without allowing the lacquer to flow, thereby forming a lacquer coating on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the lacquer coating is free from irregularities and lacquer particles.

US Pat. No. 10,234,936

SMART WEARABLE DEVICES AND METHODS WITH ATTENTION LEVEL AND WORKLOAD SENSING

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wearable biometric sensor apparatus, comprising:(a) a computer processor with memory;
(b) a plurality of sensors operably coupled to the processor, wherein said sensors are configured to collect biological and environmental data;
(c) a display;
(d) programming in a non-transitory computer readable medium and executable on the computer processor for performing steps comprising:
(i) acquiring sensor data from said plurality of sensors configured for being worn by a wearer;
(ii) processing the acquired sensor data from each sensor and evaluating levels that are above or below pre-defined levels;
(iii) formulating at least one biometric index value from a composite of the processed sensor data to indicate the present condition of the wearer as a number on a scale; and
(iv) displaying the biometric index value on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,237,991

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

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

1. An electronic component, comprising:a housing;
a conductive terminal loaded on the housing;
an external conductive member loaded on the housing; and
a thin film-like insulator provided on a surface of the external conductive member facing the conductive terminal,
wherein a first gap between the external conductive member and the conductive terminal is defined by a protrusion formed on the housing or the external conductive member, and wherein a second gap smaller than the first gap exists between the insulator and the conductive terminal.
US Pat. No. 10,231,383

NEMATODE RESISTANT CROPS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method for inhibiting plant parasitic nematode damage to a potato plant, said method comprising:(1) reducing the expression of an endogenous CLAVATA2-like (CLV2-like) gene by introducing into said potato plant one or more non-natural mutations in said CLV2-like gene, or by expressing in said potato plant RNAi to silence said CLV2-like gene, wherein said CLV2-like gene is set forth in SEQ ID NO: 11, and
(2) growing said potato plant comprising said one or more non-natural mutations or expressing said RNAi, thereby inhibiting plant parasitic nematode damage to said potato plant.

US Pat. No. 10,238,020

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting machine which releases a component by supplying positive pressure from a positive pressure source to a suction nozzle that sucks a component by negative pressure, the component mounting machine comprising:an electropneumatic proportional valve which adjusts the positive pressure supplied to the suction nozzle from the positive pressure source;
an electromagnetic valve which opens and closes a positive pressure supply path between the electropneumatic proportional valve and the suction nozzle;
a control device configured to control a positive pressure adjustment operation of the electropneumatic proportional valve and an opening/closing operation of the electromagnetic valve; and
a pressure sensor which detects the positive pressure supplied to the suction nozzle through the positive pressure supply path from the electropneumatic proportional valve when opening the electromagnetic valve,
wherein the control device adjusts output positive pressure of the electropneumatic proportional valve to a positive pressure to release the component from the suction nozzle and the control device determines that the component is released from the suction nozzle when the pressure sensor detects that the pressure in the positive pressure supply path is less than a predetermined value, and
wherein the control device determines that the release of the component from the suction nozzle has failed when the pressure sensor detects that the pressure in the positive pressure supply path is greater than or equal to the predetermined value after the electropneumatic proportional valve is adjusted to the positive pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,237,964

MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC PACKAGE WITH HEAT TRANSFER ELEMENT(S)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:fabricating an electronic package, the fabricating comprising:
providing a substrate supporting a plurality of electronic components;
providing an enclosure in which the substrate with the plurality of electronic components resides, the enclosure comprising a thermally conductive cover overlying the plurality of electronic components;
providing multiple heat transfer elements coupled to, or integrated with, the thermally conductive cover of the enclosure, each heat transfer element of the multiple heat transfer elements residing between a main surface of the thermally conductive cover of the enclosure and a respective electronic component of the plurality of electronic components, and each of the heat transfer elements being thermally conductive and spaced from the respective electronic component;
applying a thermal interface material between the multiple heat transfer elements and the electronic components to couple together each of the transfer elements and each of the respective electronic components, and thereby facilitate conductive transfer of heat from the respective electronic components to the thermally conductive cover of the enclosure through the multiple heat transfer elements, the thermally conductive cover facilitating spreading and dissipating of the transferred heat outwards;
applying the thermal interface material directly between at least one electronic component of the plurality of electronic components and the thermally conductive cover to facilitate conduction of heat to the thermally conductive cover;
the plurality of electronic components comprising a first electronic component with a first height, a second electronic component with a second height, and a third electronic component with a third height, the first height being greater than the second height, and the second height being greater than the third height; and
the first electronic component being directly coupled to the main surface of the thermally conductive cover of the enclosure by the thermal interface material without any of the heat transfer elements being disposed between the thermal interface material and the first electronic component, the at least one electronic component comprising the first electronic component, and the second electronic component being coupled to a first heat transfer element of the multiple heat transfer elements by the thermal interface material, and the third electronic component being coupled to a second heat transfer element of the multiple heat transfer elements by the thermal interface material, wherein the second heat transfer element has a greater thickness than the first heat transfer element.

US Pat. No. 10,237,945

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUALLY ADJUSTING AUTOMATED PERIODIC CHANGES IN EMULATION OUTPUT

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) chains, each of the plurality of LED chains is configured to produce illumination for the illumination device at a chromaticity consistent with a chromaticity setting;
a driver circuit coupled to the plurality of LED chains that automatically changes a color temperature output from the illumination device as a function of a time of day;
a control module coupled to the driver circuit for sending a brightness value to the driver circuit, said control module comprising:
an interface coupled to receive an intensity value;
a storage medium comprising a non-linear first mapping of the intensity value to the brightness value, and a second mapping of a color temperature as the function of the time of day; and
a controller coupled to receive a change in the intensity value from the interface and to fetch the non-linear first mapping and the second mapping from the storage medium to produce a greater change in the color temperature nearer sunrise or sunset than during noontime, even though the brightness change resulting from the intensity value is equal at sunrise, sunset and noontime.

US Pat. No. 10,238,017

MULTI-PIECE SHIELD

A.K. Stamping Company, In...

1. A multi-piece electromagnetic radiation and heat dissipation shield for electrical components, comprising:a fence having sidewalls forming an enclosure surrounding electrical components;
a lid having a top wall, an interior wall depending from the top wall and defining a recess, a shelf extending from the interior wall and offset from the top wall, the shelf having an inner edge defining an aperture, and a plurality of depending fingers about an outer periphery of the lid, the plurality of depending fingers engaging the sidewalls of the fence; and
an insert having a perimeter sized and shaped to be received within the recess defined by the interior wall and on the shelf, wherein the insert shields the electrical components from electromagnetic radiation and dissipates heat from the electrical components.

US Pat. No. 10,237,981

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOUNTING SUBSTRATE AND MOUNTING SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a mounting substrate comprising:a provisional pressing process in which an electronic component and a flexible printed circuit board are provisionally pressed on a substrate, the flexible printed circuit board for transferring signals from outside and the electronic component for processing the signals from the flexible printed circuit board being mounted on one plate surface of the substrate;
an electronic component pressing process in which a provisionally pressed electronic component is thermally pressed with using a pressing head having an electronic component pressing surface for pressing the electronic component and a flexible printed circuit board pressing surface for pressing the flexible printed circuit board, and the pressing head is moved closer to the substrate with having a buffer between the electronic component pressing surface and the electronic component and presses the electronic component with elastically deforming the buffer;
a flexible printed circuit board pressing process in which a provisionally pressed flexible printed circuit board is thermally pressed to the substrate with using the pressing head, and the pressing head is moved closer to the substrate having the buffer between the flexible printed circuit board pressing surface and the flexible printed circuit board such that a height level of the flexible printed circuit board pressing surface with respect to the one plate surface of the substrate is same as a height level of the electronic component pressing surface with respect to the one plate surface of the substrate in the electronic component pressing process, and the pressing head presses the flexible printed circuit board with elastically deforming the buffer; and
a positioning process;
wherein the electronic component pressing process and the flexible printed circuit board pressing process are performed simultaneously, the pressing head has a flat opposing surface opposing the one plate surface of the substrate, and the opposing surface includes the electronic component pressing surface and the flexible printed circuit board pressing surface to be arrange;
wherein the positioning process in which the provisionally pressed electronic component and the provisionally pressed flexible printed circuit board are positioned with respect to the pressing head, the electronic component is on an inner side with respect to the flexible printed circuit board on the one plate surface of the substrate, and a position of an inner side edge portion of the electronic component is detected and the position of the inner side edge portion of the electronic component is positioned with respect to the pressing head.

US Pat. No. 10,237,952

LED FIXTURE AND LED LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING SUCH LED FIXTURE

EldoLab Holding B.V., So...

1. An LED lighting module comprising:at least one LED;
the LED lighting module being configured to be connected to an LED driver module, the LED driver module comprising a converter for converting a power supply voltage into an LED driver module electrical output power for powering the at least one LED of the LED lighting module and a controller for controlling the converter,
wherein the LED lighting module is configured to be powered by the LED driver module and wherein the LED lighting module does not comprise a converter for powering the at least one LED, and
wherein the LED lighting module further comprises:
an electrical power terminal, electrically connected to the LED, the electrical power terminal for electrically connecting the LED to the LED driver module to power the at least one LED from the LED driver module electrical output power as received from the LED driver module;
a storage device for storing data in relation to the LED; and
a data processing device, electrically connected to the storage device for storing data in the storage device and reading data therefrom, the data processing device being arranged and connected for providing data communication via at least one of the electrical power terminal and the LED;
wherein the data processing device is in a circuit connection with the LED for controlling a light output of the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,237,846

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) SELECTION RULES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a communication module to:
receive a wireless local area network (WLAN) selection preference rule from a public land mobile network (PLMN);
store the WLAN selection preference rule in a non-transitory storage medium; and
receive an inter-system mobility policy (ISMP) rule or inter-system routing policy (ISRP) rule from a visited PLMN (VPLMN) during power-up; and
a WLAN selection module to:
select a WLAN based on the WLAN selection preference rule, during power-up, while the apparatus has not registered to any PLMN;
select the WLAN based on the WLAN selection preference rule if the VPLMN is not a preferred VPLMN; and
select the WLAN based on the ISMP rule of the VPLMN or the ISRP rule of the VPLMN if the VPLMN is a preferred VPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,234,383

TERAHERTZ SPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME

KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY...

1. A terahertz (THz) spectral imaging system, comprising:a THz 2-dimensional (2D) imaging camera;
a tunable THz bandpass filter comprising:
a visible or infrared (IR) light source for generating a visible or IR light;
a spatial light modulator receiving the visible or IR light and modulating it to generate spatially structured light patterns; and
a semiconductor plate,
wherein the spatial light modulator projects the light patterns onto the semiconductor plate, wherein the light pattern is configured to photo-generate carriers in the semiconductor plate to form a metamaterial THz bandpass filter in the semiconductor plate, the metamaterial THz bandpass filter being a metamaterial structure having a predefined transmission spectrum in a THz wavelength range; and
a control device coupled to the THz 2D imaging camera and the tunable THz bandpass filter,
wherein the semiconductor plate is disposed in front of the THz 2D imaging camera to filter the THz light before it is received by the THz 2D imaging camera, and
wherein the control device is configured to control the spatial light modulator to generate a plurality of different predefined light patterns each corresponding to a different predefined transmission spectrum of the metamaterial THz bandpass filter, and to control a timing sequence of the spatial light modulator and the THz 2D imaging camera to acquire a plurality of 2D THz images corresponding to the plurality of predefined light patterns projected on the semiconductor plate.

US Pat. No. 10,238,002

PIVOT STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A pivot structure, comprising:a base;
a bracket, rotatably connected to the base;
an elastic member, disposed on the base, wherein the bracket is adapted to contact the elastic member and resist an elastic force of the elastic member to be closed to the base; and
a positioning assembly, comprising a linkage member and a sleeve, wherein the linkage member is pivoted to the bracket and has a positioning portion, the sleeve is pivoted to the base, and the sleeve is fitted around the linkage member and has a releasing segment and a positioning segment,
wherein the bracket is adapted to be expanded to a first expanding state relative to the base through the elastic force of the elastic member, so as to drive the positioning portion to move along the releasing segment, and the bracket is adapted to receive an external force to be continually expanded to a second expanding state relative to the base, so as to be separated from the elastic member and drive the positioning portion to move to the positioning segment.

US Pat. No. 10,237,966

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a cooling device comprising a cooling plate equipped, on its upper face, with a plurality of pin-fins; and
a first printed circuit board including at least one heat-generating zone bearing against a lower face of the cooling plate, wherein each pin-fin includes a blowing means comprising a hub equipped with blades, the blades being arranged axially along each pin-fin so as to be able to rotate about the pin-fin to create a flow of air for cooling the pins.

US Pat. No. 10,237,939

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING LIGHT INTENSITY IN A GATEWAY BASED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for controlling a lumen level of a luminaire, comprising:a gateway configured to control at least one of a dimming level and a dimming control protocol of at least one of a first luminaire and a second luminaire;
a sensor subsystem in data communication with the gateway; and,
a server in data communication with at least one of the gateway and the sensor subsystem,
wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to measure a current lumen level of the first luminaire and communicate the current lumen level of the first luminaire to the server if the current lumen level of the first luminaire is outside of an expected lumen level range that is expected by the system, based at least in part on a first relationship determined by a comparison of a correlation between the current lumen level of the first luminaire and a current dimming level of the first luminaire and a correlation between a previous lumen level of the first luminaire and a previous dimming level of the first luminaire,
wherein the sensor subsystem is further configured to measure a current lumen level of the second luminaire and communicate the current lumen level of the second luminaire to the server if the current lumen level of the second luminaire is outside of the expected lumen level range that is expected by the system, based at least in part on a second relationship determined by a comparison of a correlation between the current lumen level of the second luminaire and a current dimming level of the second luminaire and a correlation between a previous lumen level of the second luminaire and a previous dimming level of the second luminaire, further
wherein the server is configured to correlate the first relationship and the second relationship to an overall lumen level of an illuminated environment in which the first luminaire and the second luminaire are installed and to determine whether at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, a current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, and
a current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire must be adjusted to generate a particular overall lumen level, based at least in part on the correlation between the first relationship and the second relationship to the overall lumen level, and, if so, instruct the gateway to adjust the at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, the current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, and the current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire to achieve the particular overall lumen level, and
the gateway is configured to adjust the at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, the current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, and the current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire according to the instructions from the server.

US Pat. No. 10,234,380

BACKGROUND RADIANCE ESTIMATION AND GAS CONCENTRATION-LENGTH QUANTIFICATION METHOD FOR OPTICAL GAS IMAGING CAMERA

Konica Minolta Laboratory...

1. A gas concentration-length quantification method, comprising:acquiring a first image including a gas plume with a camera;
identifying and segmenting pixels corresponding to the gas plume in the first image;
creating a mask image corresponding to the first image, wherein only pixels of the mask image corresponding to the gas plume in the first image have non-zero values;
generating a background image corresponding to the first image using an image inpainting algorithm with the first image and the mask image as inputs;
calculating a gas concentration-length for each pixel corresponding to the gas plume in the first image, based on the first image and the background image data; and
triggering an alert when the gas concentration-length for at least one pixel exceeds a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,238,005

INSTALLING ASSEMBLY AND HEAT SINK USING THE SAME

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An installing assembly for installing a heat sink in a housing comprising:a case having a bottom plate;
a support fixed in the case and comprising:
a fixing board fixed on the bottom plate and forming two blocks thereon; and
two brackets extending and being bent from an end of the fixing board, each of the two brackets defining a slide slot; and
a handle rotatablely mounted in the case and actively connected with the support, the handle comprising two bulges corresponding to the slide slots, the bulges being held in the slide slots;
when the heat sink is installed, the handle is rotated to be at a vertical attitude, the bulges are out of the slide openings, and the blocks are stuck on the housing; and
when the heat sink is dismantled, the handle is rotated to be at a horizontal attitude, and the bulges are stuck into the slide openings to resist the brackets, thereby the fixing board being uplifted and the blocks being pulled out of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,237,992

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An electronic device housing, comprising:a first housing having a first inner surface, wherein the first inner surface has a first abutting area, wherein an area of the first abutting area takes up 30-100% of an area of the first inner surface;
a second housing having a second inner surface, wherein the second inner surface has a second abutting area, wherein an area of the second abutting area takes up 30-100% of an area of the second inner surface, the second housing is connected to the first housing, and the second inner surface is opposite to the first inner surface; and
a foaming buffer unit disposed between the first inner surface and the second inner surface, and abutting against the first abutting area of the first inner surface and the second abutting area of the second inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,237,932

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC BLEEDER CURRENT CONTROL

IML International, Grand...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system, comprising:a luminescent unit driven by a rectified alternative-current (AC) voltage; and
a bleeder circuit comprising:
a first current source configured to provide a charging current;
a second current source configured to provide a discharging current;
a third current source configured to provide a bleeder current;
a current-sensing element for providing a first feedback voltage associated with a level of the system current;
a capacitor; and
a control unit configured to:
activate the first current source and deactivate the second current source for charging the capacitor when the system current exceeds a predetermined threshold according to the first feedback voltage;
deactivate the first current source and activate the second current source for discharging the capacitor when the system current does not exceed the predetermined threshold according to the first feedback voltage; and
deactivate the third current source to stop supplying the bleeder current according to a second feedback voltage established across the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,234,205

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARGING PALLET CARS OF A TRAVELING GRATE FOR THE THERMAL TREATMENT OF BULK MATERIALS

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for charging pallet cars of a traveling grate for the thermal treatment of bulk material, in a first step comprising an application of a first layer as hearth layer on a grate surface of the pallet car and in at least one second step comprising the simultaneous or successive charging with a second layer as side layer on two opposed side walls of the pallet car and with a third layer as green pellet layer between the side layers and on the hearth layer, wherein the hearth layer includes fired pellets with a mean diameter between 10 and 20 mm, wherein the diameter of at least 85 wt-% of the pellets lies in the range between 10 and 20 mm, that the side layer contains pellet breakage and/or fired pellets of a mixture of two fractions A and B, wherein the material of fraction A has a mean diameter between 5 and 13 mm and the diameter of at least 85 wt-% of the material of fraction A lies in the range between 5 and 13 mm, wherein the material of fraction B has a mean diameter greater than 14 mm and the diameter of at least 85 wt-% of the pellets of fraction B is greater than 14 mm, and wherein the side layer consists of fraction A for between 0 and 100 wt-% and of fraction B for between 0 and 100 wt-%, and that the green pellet layer includes thermally untreated pellets with a mean diameter at least 2 mm greater than the mean diameter of fraction A.

US Pat. No. 10,232,482

WORK SEATING DETECTION DEVICE AND ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR SAME

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A work seating detection device comprising:a detection hole formed to discharge air from a work seating face of a chuck gripping a work;
a detection flow path connecting an air supply source supplying the air at a predetermined pressure and the detection hole to each other;
a pressure switch detecting a secondary-side pressure of a throttle portion formed in the detection flow path; and
a pressure regulator adjusting the secondary-side pressure,
wherein an adjustment flow path branching on a secondary side of the throttle portion is formed in the detection flow path,
wherein an on-off valve is disposed at any position of the adjustment flow path,
wherein an adjustment block provided with an adjustment face pressing an adjustment gauge is integrally formed in a tip portion,
wherein an adjustment hole having the same size as the detection hole and communicating with the adjustment flow path is formed in the adjustment block for an opening portion to be positioned in the adjustment face,
wherein the adjustment gauge includes an adjustment groove, a depth of the adjustment groove corresponding to a predetermined distance between the detection hole and the work gripped by the chuck, and
wherein when the adjustment gauge is pressed against the adjustment face of the adjustment block such that the adjustment groove is in fluid communication with the adjustment hole, the secondary-side pressure of the throttle portion increases.

US Pat. No. 10,238,011

OPTIMAL CONTROLLER FOR HYBRID LIQUID-AIR COOLING SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC RACKS OF A DATA CENTER

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack of a data center, comprising:a plurality of computing nodes arranged in a stack, each computing node containing at least one processor attached to a liquid cold plate, wherein the liquid cold plate is coupled to a heat removal system, separate from the plurality of cooling fans, and the heat removal system cools the liquid received from the liquid cold plate;
a plurality of cooling fans, each of the cooling fans corresponding to one of the computing nodes to provide air cooling to the corresponding computing node, wherein a fan speed of each of the plurality of cooling fans is individually controllable;
a coolant distribution unit (CDU) coupled to each of the computing nodes to provide liquid cooling to a corresponding processor via a corresponding liquid cold plate, wherein the CDU includes a liquid pump to provide cooling liquid to remove heat generated from the processor of each computing node; and
a rack management controller (RMC) coupled to the CDU, the cooling fans, and the computing nodes, wherein the RMC is configured to collect real-time operating data from each of the computing nodes, the cooling fans, and the CDU, perform an optimization using a predetermined optimization function to determine an optimal pump speed of the liquid pump and determine an optimal fan speeds for each of the plurality of the cooling fans based on the collected real-time operating data, such that total power consumption of the liquid pump and the plurality of cooling fans is minimized, control a pump speed of the liquid pump based on the optimal pump speed, and control each fan speed of the plurality of cooling fans based on the optimal fan speed corresponding to each of the plurality of cooling fans, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,237,997

IMD HAVING A CORE CIRCUITRY SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A medical device comprising:a hybrid circuitry assembly comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) having a first surface and a second, parallel surface; and
a core circuitry support structure, comprising:
a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly, the frame comprising at least one alignment feature, the at least one alignment feature configured to facilitate the alignment, in only one orientation, of the hybrid circuitry assembly with the core circuitry support structure,
wherein an outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,237,983

METHOD FOR FORMING HOLE PLUG

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A method for forming a hole plug, comprising:forming a laminate structure including at least a dielectric layer and a first conductive foil on a first side of the dielectric layer, the dielectric layer including a second side separate from the first side by a thickness of the dielectric layer;
forming a blind hole in the laminate structure with a drill having a point angle greater than 125 degrees, the blind hole extending toward the first conductive foil from the second side of the dielectric layer, the blind hole extending through the dielectric layer a threshold distance of the thickness of the dielectric layer, the blind hole having a hole depth to hole diameter aspect ratio of less than twenty (20) to one (1);
depositing via fill ink in the blind hole; and
drying or curing the via fill ink to form a hole plug.

US Pat. No. 10,237,956

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ILLUMINATING LIVESTOCK

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A method of illuminating livestock steps comprising:providing a plurality of lighting assemblies within a facility housing livestock;
illuminating the livestock with the plurality of lighting assemblies by providing white light for a first predetermined period of time;
dimming the plurality of lighting assemblies to provide only a red light at a predetermined wavelength between 620 nm and 780 nm for a second predetermined amount of time;
wherein the red light at the predetermined wavelength between 620 nm and 780 nm is provided throughout a 24-hour period, including during the first predetermined amount of time; and
wherein a programmable dimming device is programmed to dim the plurality of lighting assemblies from the white light to the predetermined wavelength between 620 nm and 780 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,233,740

STICK-SLIP MITIGATION ON DIRECT DRIVE TOP DRIVE SYSTEMS

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

8. A method, comprising:generating, by a controller, a torque command based on a difference between a detected rotations per minute (RPM) at a top drive coupled to a drill string of a drilling rig apparatus and a target RPM in a slow integration control loop;
generating, by the controller, a current adjustment command based on a difference between a detected amount of torque at the top drive and the torque command in a torque control loop; and
sending, from the controller, the current adjustment command to the top drive to accelerate or decelerate the top drive for stick-slip vibration mitigation.

US Pat. No. 10,238,018

SHIELD STRUCTURES WITH REDUCED SPACING BETWEEN ADJACENT INSULATION COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of forming an insulated shield structure for an electronic device using a shield component and a stack that comprises a plurality of components, wherein the plurality of components comprises a first insulation component and a second insulation component that is stacked above the first insulation component, the method comprising:creating a cut through at least two components of the plurality of components of the stack, wherein:
the cut separates a first portion of the first insulation component from a second portion of the first insulation component;
the cut separates a first portion of the second insulation component from a second portion of the second insulation component;
the first portion of the second insulation component is stacked above the first portion of the first insulation component; and
the second portion of the second insulation component is stacked above the second portion of the first insulation component;
removing a first portion of the stack from a second portion of the stack, wherein the first portion of the stack comprises the second portion of the first insulation component; and
attaching a surface of the shield component to an exposed portion of the second portion of the stack, wherein the exposed portion of the second portion of the stack comprises:
the first portion of the first insulation component; and
the second portion of the second insulation component.

US Pat. No. 10,238,007

COOLING APPARATUS AND METHOD

THE SURE CHILL COMPANY LI...

1. An apparatus for cooling an article comprising:a heat exchanger, the heat exchanger including a container configured to contain a fluid, the container having an exterior heat exchange surface, the heat exchanger configured to, while in use, cool the article;
a reservoir configured to contain the fluid, the reservoir disposed substantially above the heat exchanger and coupled to the heat exchanger such that, while in use, the fluid is allowed to flow between the reservoir and the container of the heat exchanger, wherein the heat exchanger is configured to be positioned separately from the reservoir via a conduit;
a cooling element for, while in use, cooling the fluid within the reservoir; and
a sensor disposed within the reservoir and configured to detect the formation of frozen fluid in the reservoir and wherein an output of the sensor is used to interrupt the operation of the cooling element upon detection of the formation of frozen fluid;
wherein, the fluid has a positive temperature coefficient of thermal expansion above a critical temperature thereof and a negative temperature coefficient of thermal expansion below the critical temperature thereof, the critical temperature being a temperature above a freezing point of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,237,963

RADIO FREQUENCY CAVITIES

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) cavity apparatus for accelerating charged particles, comprising:first and second cavity arms, the first and second cavity arms having respective first and second axes of rotational symmetry and each cavity arm comprising at least one cell, wherein the first and second cavity arms are connected by a resonance coupler, wherein the cell(s) of the first cavity arm have an axial dimensional parameter that is equal to a corresponding axial dimensional parameter of the cell(s) of the second cavity arm, and wherein the cell(s) of the first cavity arm have at least one non-axial dimensional parameter that differs from corresponding non-axial dimensional parameter(s) of the cell(s) of the second cavity arm.

US Pat. No. 10,237,951

SOLID-STATE LUMINAIRE FOR CREATING COLOR GRADIENTS

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing;
a plurality of solid-state lamps arranged on the housing, wherein each of the plurality of solid-state lamps is configured to emit light upwardly toward a ceiling and at least a portion of the housing has a hemispherical shape and the plurality of solid-state lamps are arranged on a hemispherical exterior surface of the housing, and
a controller communicatively coupled the plurality of solid-state lamps and configured to provide one or more control signals for controlling the plurality of solid-state lamps to provide a combined light output configured to illuminate the ceiling with a color gradient.

US Pat. No. 10,237,946

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH STAND-ALONE TEST CAPABILITY FREE OF ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:at least four electrical conductors configured to couple to alternate-current (AC) mains;
one or more LED arrays with a forward voltage across the one or more LED arrays;
a rechargeable battery;
a first full-wave rectifier and at least one second full-wave rectifier coupled to the at least four electrical conductors and configured to respectively convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage and a second DC voltage;
a first input filter and a second input filter respectively coupled to the first full-wave rectifier and the at least one second full-wave rectifier, the first input filter and the second input filter configured to suppress an electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise;
a charging circuit comprising a first transformer and a first ground reference, the charging circuit coupled to the first full-wave rectifier via the first input filter and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a third DC voltage that charges the rechargeable battery to reach a fourth DC voltage;
a first driver comprising a switch, a dimming controllable device, the first ground reference, an input inductor, at least one diode connected in series with the input inductor, an output resistor, and an output capacitor connected in parallel with the output resistor and connected between the at least one diode and the first ground reference, the first driver configured to convert the fourth DC voltage into a fifth DC voltage to power the one or more LED arrays when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable;
a second driver comprising a second transformer, a power sustaining device, and a second ground reference, the second driver coupled to the at least one second full-wave rectifier via the second input filter, the second driver configured to convert the second DC voltage into a sixth DC voltage that powers the one or more LED arrays at full power to meet LED luminaire efficacy requirements when the power sustaining device is enabled to reach an operating voltage to operate the second driver; and
a test and voltage pull-down circuit comprising a voltage pull-down circuit comprising a first voltage pull-down circuit and a second voltage pull-down circuit, the first voltage pull-down circuit configured to either pull down a dimming voltage coupled to the dimming controllable device to disable the first driver when the line voltage from the AC mains is available or to pull up the dimming voltage coupled to the dimming controllable device to enable the first driver when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable,
wherein:
the charging circuit, the first driver, the second driver, and the test and voltage pull-down circuit are configured to auto-select either the fifth DC voltage or the sixth DC voltage to operate the one or more LED arrays; and
when a rechargeable battery test is performed, the first driver is enabled to operate the one or more LED arrays, whereas the second driver is inactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,237,910

WAKE-UP-RECEIVER FRAME PERMITTING IDENTIFICATION BY NON-COMPATIBLE RECEIVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a low-power wake-up signal, the wake-up signal comprising a wake-up frame including a legacy preamble decodable by legacy electronic devices (EDs) and a wake-up packet decodable by a wake-up receiver circuit in a non-legacy ED;
wherein the legacy preamble includes information detectable by at least one of the legacy EDs indicating that the wake-up frame is not a valid frame for the at least one legacy ED.

US Pat. No. 10,237,908

BASE STATION GROUPING FOR TOPOLOGY HIDING

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a gateway, the gateway positioned between a core network and a radio access network, a configuration information request from a base station;
analyzing, at the gateway, a topology of the radio access network, the radio access network including the base station;
grouping, at the gateway, the base station into a first group based on the topology;
sending, from the gateway to the base station, a grouping message to indicate that the base station be placed in the first group; and
terminating connections from the core network to one or more base stations in the first group at the gateway as a back-to-back proxy,
thereby hiding the topology of the radio access network from the core network.

US Pat. No. 10,236,908

FLASH MEMORY APPARATUS AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR FLASH MEMORY

Silicon Motion Inc., Hsi...

1. A flash memory apparatus, comprising:a flash memory module comprising a plurality of single-level-cell blocks and at least one multiple-level-cell block; and
a flash memory controller having a plurality of channels respectively connected to the flash memory module, the flash memory controller being configured for classifying data to be programmed into a plurality of groups of data, respectively executing single-level-cell programming and RAID-like (Redundant Array of Independent Disks-like) RS (Reed-Solomon) error code encoding to generate a corresponding parity check code to program the groups of data and the corresponding parity check code to the plurality of single-level-cell blocks;
wherein when completing program of the plurality of single-level-cell blocks, controlling the flash memory module to perform an internal copy operation to program the at least one multiple-level-cell block of the flash memory module according to the plurality of single-level-cell blocks of the flash memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,236,629

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH RETRACTABLE TERMINAL-STABILIZER

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a connector having a plurality of electrical-terminals, said connector having an outer-surface that includes a plurality of retraction-fins;
a corresponding mating-connector having a plurality of mating-electrical-terminals, said mating-connector releasably connected to the connector along a mating-axis such that the plurality of electrical-terminals mate with the plurality of mating-electrical-terminals when the connector is moved from an unmated-position to a mated-position, said mating-connector including a connector-shroud having side walls defining a shroud-cavity configured to receive the connector therein and a base; and
a terminal-stabilizer slideably disposed within the shroud-cavity including a plurality of retraction-locks that engage the plurality of retraction-fins on the connector and defining a plurality of terminal-apertures that slideably engage the plurality of mating-electrical-terminals, said terminal-stabilizer moveable from a prestaged-position when the connector and the mating-connector are in the unmated-position to a seated-position when the connector is moved to the mated-position, thereby retracting the terminal-stabilizer from the seated-position to the prestaged-position when the connector is moved from the mated-position to the unmated-position, wherein the plurality of retraction-locks define a retraction-slot that slideably retain the plurality of retraction-fins, whereby the plurality of retraction-locks return to a neutral flex-position having no deflection perpendicular to the mating-axis when the plurality of retraction-locks retain the plurality of retraction-fins, wherein the connector also includes a plurality of release-ramps, and wherein the base also includes a plurality of beam-locks configured to retain the terminal-stabilizer in the prestaged-position and prevent a movement of the terminal-stabilizer until the plurality of release-ramps displace the plurality of beam-locks in an outward direction perpendicular to the mating-axis and enable the terminal-stabilizer to move to the seated-position when the connector is moved from the unmated-position to the mated-position.

US Pat. No. 10,234,435

CONDUCTIVITY DETECTOR AND ION CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

12. An ion chromatography system, comprising:a sample supplier to supply a sample solution into a flow of an eluent that is a moving phase of an ion chromatography, to thereby generate a multi-component solution in which a plurality of ion components is dissolved;
a separation column to sequentially separate the ion components from the multi-component solution to generate a plurality of single component solutions each having a single ion component and to sequentially discharge the single component solutions in a time order; and
a conductivity detector to detect a concentration of the single ion component in each of the single component solutions based on an electrical conductivity of the single ion component, wherein the conductivity detector includes:
a flow channel having a tube shape with a channel diameter through which the single component solution flows,
an electrode arrangement on the flow channel, the electrode arrangement including an anode and a cathode spaced apart by an electrode gap less than or equal to the channel diameter, and
a detector connected to the electrode arrangement to detect a voltage between the anode and the cathode corresponding to the electrical conductivity of the single ion component.

US Pat. No. 10,233,020

NOZZLE STORAGE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A nozzle storage comprising:a plurality of storage sections for storing a nozzle palette where a suction nozzle is placed thereon, the plurality of storage sections being installed to be aligned in a vertical direction;
an arm for storing the nozzle palette to the plurality of storage sections, and for taking out the nozzle palette from the plurality of storage sections;
a first moving mechanism which moves the arm in a direction in which the plurality of storage sections are aligned in a state of opposing the plurality of storage sections; and
a second moving mechanism which moves the arm in a direction of approaching the plurality of storage sections, and in a direction of being separated from the plurality of storage sections,
wherein the nozzle palette has a placing hole which penetrates in the vertical direction, and where the suction nozzle is placed, and
wherein the nozzle storage includes a reflection member which is installed below the nozzle palette, and a light receiving section which is capable of receiving light reflected by the reflection member via the placing hole.

US Pat. No. 10,237,994

VERTICAL MOUNTING RAIL WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame structure including:
a pair of front vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of horizontal front cross members to define a front frame, the plurality of horizontal front cross members at least including an upper horizontal front cross member and a lower horizontal front cross member,
a pair of rear vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of horizontal rear cross members to define a rear frame, the plurality of horizontal rear cross members at least including an upper horizontal rear cross member, distinct from the upper horizontal front cross member, and a lower horizontal rear cross member, and
a plurality of distinct horizontal side cross members, each of which connects to each of the front frame and the rear frame, the plurality of horizontal side cross members at least including vertically spaced-apart upper and lower horizontal side cross members each defining an interior-facing channel;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment;
at least one separate mounting rail, oriented vertically and mounted within the enclosed space to each of the upper and lower horizontal side cross members of the frame structure, the at least one separate mounting rail having a generally uniform cross-sectional shape and including:
a fastening portion extending an entire length of the at least one separate mounting rail in the vertical direction, the fastening portion being arranged to interface with the interior-facing channel of each of the upper and lower horizontal side cross members of the frame structure,
a first support portion extending from the fastening portion and including at least one keyhole-shaped opening disposed adjacent to a slotted opening,
a second support portion extending from the first support portion and including a plurality of generally circular openings, and
a third support portion extending from the second support portion and including a column of generally evenly-spaced equipment mounting holes;
a first cable management accessory including a keyhole boss and an alignment tab, wherein the keyhole boss is received, via snap-fit, within the at least one keyhole-shaped opening and the alignment tab is received within the slotted opening, thereby securing the first cable management accessory to the first support portion of the at least one separate mounting rail without a separate fastener; and
a multi-fingered cable guide having a flat base portion and a plurality of T-shaped fingers that extend forwardly from, and generally within a plane defined by, the flat base portion, wherein the base portion of the multi-fingered cable guide is arranged flush against the second portion of the at least one separate mounting rail such that the base portion substantially overlaps with and is secured against the second portion, whereby the first cable management accessory extends into a cable management space adjacent to the plurality of T-shaped fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,237,922

ELECTRICALLY-HEATED WINDOW SHEET MATERIAL

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electrically-heated window sheet material, comprising:a heatable transparent conductive film having an upper side and a lower side; and
a plurality of bus bars positioned to supply electricity to the transparent conductive film and comprising an upper bus bar and a lower bus such that the upper bus bar is connected to the upper side of the transparent conductive film and the lower bus bar is connected to the lower side of the transparent conductive film,
wherein the transparent conductive film has a first region formed in a band shape extending between the upper and lower bus bars such that the upper side of the transparent conductive film has a recess portion formed in the first region and recessed toward the lower side of the transparent conductive film and that the transparent conductive film has a plurality of openings formed in the first region and positioned in a portion of the first region within 400 mm from the lower side of the transparent conductive film along the lower side of the transparent conductive film to face the recess portion and to generate a current flow bypassing the openings between the upper and lower bus bars, the transparent conductive film has a second region formed in a band shape extending between the upper and lower bus bars and a third region formed in a band shape extending between the upper and lower bus bars such that the first region is interposed between the second and third regions, and the transparent conductive film includes a frequency selective surface in the first region such that the frequency selective surface transmits a vertically polarized electromagnetic wave of a predetermined frequency through the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,236,956

BEAMFORMING HANDOVER MESSAGING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device and to a first base station, a first message comprising one or more parameters indicating that the wireless device supports configuration of a first quantity of channel state information (CSI) processes per carrier;
receiving, by the wireless device and from the first base station, at least one second message comprising first configuration parameters for a second quantity of CSI interference measurement resources for a first carrier, wherein the second quantity is less than or equal to the first quantity; and
receiving, by the wireless device and from the first base station, a handover command to handover to a second base station, wherein the handover command comprises second configuration parameters for a third quantity of CSI interference measurement resources for a second carrier and associated with the second base station, wherein the third quantity is less than or equal to the first quantity,
wherein the second configuration parameters in the handover command are from the second base station and are based on the one or more parameters indicating that the wireless device supports configuration of the first quantity of CSI processes.

US Pat. No. 10,233,712

ONE-TRIP HANGER RUNNING TOOL

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a hanger running tool, comprising:
a tool body;
a first sleeve coupled to an external surface of the tool body;
a second sleeve coupled to the first sleeve, wherein the second sleeve is configured to engage a push ring of a hanger to drive a lock ring of the hanger into a recess of a casing spool; and
a pin disposed in the tool body and the first sleeve, wherein the pin is configured to enable rotation of the tool body independent of the first sleeve in a first circumferential direction, and wherein the pin is configured to block rotation of the tool body independent of the first sleeve in a second circumferential direction, opposite the first circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,237,986

SHELL STRUCTURE FOR THYRISTOR TRIGGER UNIT

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A shell structure for a thyristor trigger unit, comprising a shell body and a side plate, wherein:the shell body is integrally formed and comprising a holder and a cuboid structure, said cuboid structure is a cuboid having an opening at the front, the cuboid comprises a rear panel, a left panel, a right panel, an upper panel, and a lower panel, and an open face is formed at the front opening of the cuboid;
the holder comprises a square retaining plate and two triangular stiffener plates, and the square retaining plate is formed by a bottom panel extending towards a side of the left panel in a long side direction of the cuboid;
the triangular stiffener plates are fixedly connected between the square retaining plate and the left panel; and
the side plate is mated with and detachably mounted on the open face, to seal off the open face.

US Pat. No. 10,238,015

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:a plurality of semiconductor modules that include a series circuit of upper and lower arms of an inverter circuit and have a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, and an alternating current terminal;
a coolant passage formed between each two neighboring semiconductor modules of the plurality of semiconductor modules; and
a capacitor module that is disposed so that a longitudinal side of the capacitor module is parallel to an arrangement direction of the plurality of semiconductor modules, the capacitor module having a plurality of capacitor terminals that are disposed along the longitudinal side of the capacitor module and are connected to the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal of the plurality of semiconductor modules,
wherein the plurality of semiconductor modules are arranged so that the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal are closer to the capacitor module than the alternating current terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,237,996

MODULAR GARAGE DOOR OPENER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A modular garage door opener system comprising:a garage door opener including a motor that is configured to open and close the garage door;
a housing of the garage door opener configured to support the motor, the housing having a top portion, a bottom portion, and at least one sidewall;
an accessory port configured to receive and support an accessory device, the accessory port disposed on the at least one sidewall of the housing, the accessory port comprising a communication interface that includes at least one electrical connector disposed on the at least one sidewall of the housing to facilitate data communication between the accessory device and the garage door opener.

US Pat. No. 10,237,931

REGULATED POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE AND TRIAC HOLD-UP CURRENT FOR A SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A method, comprising:while a phase-cut dimmer switch operates to dim a lighting from an LED powered by a switching power converter;
sourcing a current through a current source into a first node;
responsive to an internal power supply voltage being below a maximum level, switching on a first switch connected between the first node and a storage capacitor to maintain a bleed current for the phase-cut dimmer switch until the storage capacitor is charged to a desired level for the internal power supply voltage;
responsive to the internal power supply voltage being at or above the maximum level, switching on a second switch connected between the first node and ground to maintain the bleed current for the phase-cut dimmer switch; and
regulating an output voltage for the switching power converter by cycling a power switch coupled to a rectified input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,237,372

SCALABLE PROGRAMMING ARCHITECTURE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

ADTRAN, Inc., Huntsville...

1. A method, comprising:executing, by one or more computing devices, a container program that lacks one or more scripts that manage operation of telecommunications devices that interact with a cloud platform;
monitoring, by the one or more computing devices, a plurality of messages generated by the telecommunications devices that interact with the cloud platform;
filtering, by the one or more computing devices, the plurality of messages to select, from the plurality of messages, a subset of messages that trigger execution of the one or more scripts by the container program;
identifying, for each selected message in the subset of messages and from an index of available scripts, a particular script that is executed in response to receipt of the selected message, wherein different particular scripts are identified for different message types;
merging each particular script with the container program to create a management program that manages operation of the telecommunications devices based on the subset of messages; and
managing, by the one or more computing devices, operation of the telecommunications devices with the management program.

US Pat. No. 10,234,180

INTEGRATED COLD PLATE WITH EXPANSION DEVICE AND UNIFORM COOLING METHOD ACHIEVED THEREWITH

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CO...

1. A flow control cartridge to be used with a cold plate to form a cold plate assembly, the flow control cartridge comprising a thermal expansion valve, and a sensing portion that includes a bellows-type actuator within the cartridge and is configured to be integratable into the cold plate assembly within which a refrigerant circulates for cooling at least one heat generating device such that the bellows-type actuator is located directly in a stream of the refrigerant exiting the cold plate.

US Pat. No. 10,231,859

BRACE SYSTEM

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A brace system comprising:an upper portion;
a lower portion;
a first pulley rotatably coupling the upper portion to a first intermediate link to allow the upper portion and the first intermediate link to rotate independently of one another, wherein the first intermediate link is positioned between the upper portion and the lower portion;
a second pulley rotatably coupling the first intermediate link to a second intermediate link, wherein the second intermediate link is positioned between the upper portion and the lower portion;
a third pulley rotatably coupling the second intermediate link to the lower portion to allow the second intermediate link and the lower portion to rotate independently of one another; and
a first tension-bearing element having a first end and a second end, the first tension-bearing element substantially encircling each of the first pulley, the second pulley, and the third pulley in a first direction, wherein the second end of the first tension-bearing element is anchored to the lower portion.

US Pat. No. 10,238,019

WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wire harness comprising:a plurality of electric wires each including a plurality of conductors and an insulator covering the conductors;
a plurality of tubular metal pipes corresponding to the number to the plurality of electric wires in a one-to-one ratio, each of the plurality of electric wires being inserted through respective one of the plurality of tubular metal pipes and isolated to be not in contact with each other so that heat interference between the electric wires is suppressed;
a connector configured to be connected to end portions of the plurality of electric wires; and
a tubular metal connecting portion provided at a pipe end portion of each of the plurality of pipes and connected to the connector,
wherein each of the pipes has a rigidity capable of self-holding a bent shape thereof when each of the pipes are bent, and
wherein the connecting portion has a flexibility incapable of self-holding a bent shape thereof when the connecting portion is bent.

US Pat. No. 10,238,001

CONFIGURABLE DATA CENTER PLATFORM

CIMCON Lighting, Inc., B...

1. A configurable data center platform comprising:an enclosure configured to affix to an external portion of a support structure, the enclosure configured for housing:
one or more processing systems that form a data center;
one or more transceivers configured to enable the one or more processing systems to communicate with one or more remote devices external to the enclosure;
one or more sensors; and
an electrical power distribution subsystem configured to condition a received electrical current to one or more conditioned electrical currents that power the one or more processing systems and the one or more sensors;
wherein the enclosure comprises a cooling system that removes heat from the one or more processing systems and the one or more sensors; and
wherein the data center is configured to host one or more applications associated with the one or more remote devices, and execute the one or applications for the one or more remote devices.

US Pat. No. 10,237,979

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH A COMPONENT WHICH CAN BE FLEXIBLY PLACED BY MEANS OF A BASE ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic module, comprising:a circuit board;
a first component arranged on a surface of the circuit board and fastened thereon;
a base element, which has a first surface and a second surface opposite the latter, and which is arranged with the first surface lying on the surface of the circuit board and fastened thereon;
a second component, which is fastened on the base element and is electrically connected via the base element to the circuit board; and
a protective compound, which is arranged on the surface of the circuit board and encapsulates the first component,
wherein the base element is partially embedded in the protective compound in such a way that lateral faces of the base element are covered by the protective compound and the second surface of the base element protrudes in an exposed fashion from the protective compound,
wherein the second component has electrical terminals,
wherein the base element has electrical terminal elements which are electrically connected to electrically conductive structures on the circuit board,
wherein the electrical terminals are electrically connected to the electrical terminal elements, and
wherein the electrical terminals are welded to the electrical terminal elements.

US Pat. No. 10,237,914

S2 PROXY FOR MULTI-ARCHITECTURE VIRTUALIZATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A system for multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) telecommunications networking, comprising:a multi-RAT gateway, the multi-RAT gateway further comprising:
an inbound Iuh interface for handling inbound signaling, call, and user data flows on either or both of a 2G RAT or a 3G RAT;
an inbound IuCS interface for handling inbound call data flows on either or both of the 2G RAT or the 3G RAT, the inbound IuCS interface being coupled to the inbound Iuh interface;
an inbound IuPS interface for handling inbound user data flows on either or both of the 2G RAT or the 3G RAT, the inbound IuPS interface being coupled to the inbound Iuh interface;
an inbound S1-AP interface for handling 4G inbound signaling data flows;
an inbound S1-U interface for handling 4G inbound user data flows;
a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) interworking proxy for performing interworking from inbound call data flows, the VoLTE interworking proxy being coupled to the inbound IuCS interface; and
an outbound data flow router for routing inbound user data flows on either, some, or all of 2G, 3G, or 4G user data flows to either an outbound S1 interface or an outbound local breakout IP interface,
wherein the VoLTE interworking proxy is further coupled to the outbound data flow router such that outbound VoLTE traffic flows destined for an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core network are routed to either the outbound S1 interface or the outbound local breakout IP interface, and
wherein the inbound S1-AP interface and the inbound S1-U interface are further coupled to the outbound data flow router.

US Pat. No. 10,236,990

ADDING A KEYPAD TO A DEVICE CONFIGURED WITH A WIRELESS RECEIVER

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A device, wherein said device is configured to receive user input commands from a wireless remote control, said wireless remote control comprising a wireless transmitter, a first microcontroller, a first key matrix, and first input keys, said first microcontroller being configured to convert said user input commands received via said first key matrix from said first input keys to amplitude modulated control commands, said wireless transmitter being configured to wirelessly transmit said amplitude modulated control commands to said device, said device comprising a wireless receiver electrically coupled to said device for controlling said device through control commands received from said wireless remote control, said device further comprising:second input keys;
a second key matrix;
a second microcontroller configured to convert user input commands, received from said second input keys via said second key matrix, to amplitude modulated control commands;
a low-pass filter configured to remove amplitude modulation from said amplitude modulated control commands received from said second microcontroller and electrically coupled to said device for controlling said device through said second input keys; and wherein said second microcontroller is configured to disable said wireless receiver for a preset period of time when detecting input from said second input keys.

US Pat. No. 10,232,932

HIGH STIFFNESS HUB ASSEMBLY FOR PROPROTOR SYSTEMS

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A high stiffness hub assembly for a proprotor system operable to rotate with a mast of a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the hub assembly comprising:a yoke having four blade arms each adapted to hold a proprotor blade, the yoke having a rotational plane and an upper surface; and
a constant velocity joint assembly providing a torque path from the mast to the yoke, the torque path including a trunnion assembly, four drive links and four pillow blocks, the trunnion assembly coupled to the mast and having four outwardly extending trunnions, each of the drive links having a leading bearing coupled to one of the trunnions and a trailing bearing coupled to one of the pillow blocks and each pillow block independently mounted between the upper surface of the yoke and a hub plate with two connection members extending through the yoke and the pillow block;
wherein, the yoke has a gimballing degree of freedom relative to the mast.
US Pat. No. 10,231,820

FABRICATION OF VASCULARIZED TISSUE USING MICROFABRICATED TWO-DIMENSIONAL MOLDS

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. A lamina assembly comprising:a lower structure having an upper side defining lower structure channels;
an upper structure having a lower side defining at least one upper structure microchannel that opposes the lower structure channels;
a semi-permeable membrane disposed between the lower and upper structures to separate the respective channels; and
cells cultured on at least one side of the semi-permeable membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,237,980

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE WITH CONDUCTIVE LAYER FOR MOUNTING LED ARRAYS

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a flexible substrate including a patterned conductive layer comprising a first conductive strip and a second conductive strip, the first conductive strip and second conductive strip each comprising a plurality of parallel strips;
mounting a first light emitting device (LED) and a second LED adjacent to the first LED on the flexible substrate with a first spacing between the first LED and the second LED such that conductive pads of the first LED and the second LED are mounted onto a same first set of parallel strips of the first and second conductive strips; and
mounting a third LED and a fourth LED adjacent to the third LED on the flexible substrate with a second spacing between the third LED and the fourth LED, such that conductive pads of the third LED and the fourth LED are mounted onto a same second set of parallel strips of the first and second conductive strips where the first set of parallel strips is different than the second set of parallel strips.

US Pat. No. 10,237,973

MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A multilayer wiring substrate that includes a through hole into which a conductive pin is insertable, the through hole penetrating through a plurality of layers each including a conductive portion, the multilayer wiring substrate comprising:a ring-shaped land on a rear layer out of the plurality of layers, the land including a conductive material surrounding around the through hole, and being soldered to the conductive pin that is inserted into the through hole;
a first ring-shaped conductive portion on a layer other than the rear layer out of the plurality of layers, the first ring-shaped conductive portion surrounding around the through hole; and
a second ring-shaped conductive portion on the rear layer, the second ring-shaped conductive portion surrounding around the land,
wherein a conductive layer is not formed on a side surface of the through hole, and
wherein the following relationship is established
D1 where D1 is an inner diameter of the first ring-shaped conductive portion and D2 is an inner diameter of the second ring-shaped conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,237,720

INTELLIGENT DATA ROUTING APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A HOME MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR WITH A LOCATION OF AN OUTBOUND ROAMER

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of enabling a Home Mobile Network (HPMN) to identify a location of a User Equipment (UE) roaming within a Visited Mobile Network (VPMN), comprising:providing an Intelligent Data Routing (IDR) application, wherein the IDR application functions as a proxy between a VPMN Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and a HPMN Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), the IDR application being configured to execute the steps comprising:
receiving a Create PDP Context Request message or an Update PDP Context Request message from the SGSN;
determining whether the Routing Area Identity (RAI) Information Element (IE) is present in the Create PDP Context Request message or the Update PDP Context Request message;
responsive to the RAI IE being absent, populating the RAI IE of the Create PDP Context Request message or the Update PDP Context Request message with a first set of values obtained from the SGSN;
determining whether the User Location Information (ULI) IE is present in the Create PDP Context Request message or the Update PDP Context Request message;
responsive to the ULI IE being absent, populating the ULI IE of the Create PDP Context Request message or the Update PDP Context Request message with a second set of values obtained from the SGSN; and
sending the Create PDP Context Request message or the Update PDP Context Request message with populated RAI and ULI IEs to the GGSN, thereby enabling the HPMN to identify a current location of the UE within the VPMN.

US Pat. No. 10,237,316

PROVIDING CONTENT IN A MULTICAST STREAM

Adtran Inc., Huntsville,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving analytical information of a plurality of individual data sessions between user devices and a content server, wherein the analytical information of each of the plurality of individual data sessions is based on a packet inspection analysis of data transmitted in the respective individual data sessions;
determining, by one or more data processing apparatus and based on the analytical information, that a same set of content is being delivered from the content server to multiple different user devices via multiple different individual data sessions that are each implemented using a different unicast stream;
determining, by the one or more data processing apparatus and in response to the determination that the same set of content is being delivered to the multiple different user devices and based on at least one performance metric of a network over which the same set of content is being delivered, that a multicast stream condition has been met;
initiating, in response to determining that the multicast stream condition has been met, a multicast stream that provides the same set of content to the multiple different user devices in a same looping multicast stream;
obtaining, after initiating the multicast stream and from a source of the same set of content, a current set of content provided by the source;
comparing the current set of content to the same set of content; and
managing the looping stream based on the comparison, the managing including:
continuing to provide the same set of content in the looping stream when the current set of content matches the same set of content; and
updating the looping stream to provide the current set of content when the current set of content does not match the same set of content.

US Pat. No. 10,238,016

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) containment system, comprising:a chassis, comprising:
a front section, comprising:
a module bay configured to accommodate a plurality of removably insertable flash modules;
a rear section that is EMI contained; and
a separation section that separates the front section from the rear section, the separation section comprising:
a metal stiffener, comprising:
a first plurality of openings, configured to enable airflow between the module bay and the rear section; and
a second plurality of openings; and
a midplane printed circuit board (PCB), disposed between the metal stiffener and the rear section, the midplane PCB having a plurality of holes, each of the holes corresponding to a respective opening of the first plurality of openings to enable the airflow between the module bay and the rear section;
at least one flash module of the plurality of removably insertable flash modules, disposed within the module bay, the at least one flash module comprising:
a cover providing EMI containment to flash module circuits; and
a connector that extends beyond the cover,
wherein upon insertion of the at least one flash module into the module bay:
the connector interfaces with the midplane PCB, through at least one of the second plurality of openings, and
the connector is EMI contained.

US Pat. No. 10,238,014

CONVERTER

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A converter for converting an input voltage between two input terminals into an alternating voltage with a prespecified amplitude and frequency for the activation of a single or multiphase load, the converter comprising:at least two submodules of an inverter arm connected in series with one another; and
a heat sink;
wherein each of the submodules comprises:
a circuit carrier;
at least two controllable switching elements electrically connected to one another on the circuit carrier;
a first submodule terminal; and
a second submodule terminal;
a set of first main terminals of the controllable switching elements of the at least two submodules connected thermally over their surface to a cooling surface of the heat sink;
wherein the heat sink comprises a number of heat sink parts electrically insulated from one another; and
an electrical connection of the second submodule terminal of the first submodule to the first submodule terminal of the second submodule includes a respective assigned heat sink part of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,238,000

POWER SHELF FOR COMPUTER SERVERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A power supply circuit comprising:an AC-to-DC circuit configured to convert an alternating current (AC) phase from multi-phase AC inputs to a direct current (DC) at a shared voltage node;
a DC interface to connect with a backup battery unit (BBU);
an asymmetric conductance component having a terminal electrically coupled to the shared voltage node;
a step-up converter electrically coupled, in series, between the DC interface and the asymmetric conductance component;
a bulk capacitor electrically coupled between the shared voltage node and an electric ground to hold power for at least one cycle of the AC phase;
a first DC-DC converter configured to draw power from the shared voltage node to supply power to load in an information technology (IT) equipment rack; and
a second DC-DC converter electrically coupled to the shared voltage node.

US Pat. No. 10,237,976

SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having an insulating property and including at least one opening;
a first conductive layer that is formed on both surfaces of the base film by applying and heat-treating a conductive ink containing metal particles, and that fills the at least one opening; and
a second conductive layer formed, by plating, on at least one of surfaces of the first conductive layer,
wherein out of diameters of the at least one opening that are positioned at the both surfaces of the base film, the diameter at one surface of the base film is larger than the diameter at the other surface of the base film, and
wherein a ratio of an average thickness of the base film to a larger diameter out of the diameters of the at least one opening that are positioned at both of the surfaces of the base film is 0.2 or more and 2.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,237,969

ELECTROMAGNETIC BANDGAP STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An electromagnetic bandgap structure, comprising:a ground layer;
a middle layer configured to include one or more patches, and to face the ground layer with a first dielectric layer interposed between the middle layer and the ground layer, wherein the first dielectric layer is stacked on a top of the ground layer; and
a power layer comprising multiple defined regions and configured to face the middle layer with a second dielectric layer interposed between the power layer and the middle layer,
wherein the second dielectric layer is stacked on a top of the one or more patches,
wherein the one or more patches and the power layer are electrically connected to each other through a via,
wherein the multiple defined regions are spaced apart from each other, and
wherein each of the multiple defined regions respectively includes a meandering power line coupled to the via, and
wherein each of the multiple defined regions is arranged such that a central angle thereof faces a direction corresponding to a vertex of each patch.

US Pat. No. 10,237,953

IDENTIFYING AND CONTROLLING LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION (LCOM)-ENABLED LUMINAIRES

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A device comprising:a light sensor having a field of view (FOV) and configured to detect light-based communication (LCom) signals from a luminaire within the FOV, wherein the luminaire has an identification (ID) that is at least one of an Internet Protocol (IP) and media access control (MAC) address and the ID is encoded in the LCom signals; and
a processor operatively coupled to the light sensor and configured to:
decode detected LCom signals;
determine the luminaire ID based on one or more detected and decoded LCom signals;
determine which features of the luminaire are adjustable based on the one or more detected and decoded LCom signals; and
control the adjustable features of the luminaire using the ID.

US Pat. No. 10,237,928

LONG LENGTH ELECTRODES

GrafTech International Ho...

1. An electrode comprising a monolithic cylindrical main body having a first end and a second end and comprised substantially of a baked and graphitized extruded green stock, the first end includes a generally planar end face having a recessed threaded socket and the second end includes an axially extending threaded tapered tang, wherein a length of the electrode comprises more than 3050 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,237,905

DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A device to device (D2D) communication method of directly communicating between a first terminal and a second terminal without passing through a network, the method comprising:requesting, by the first terminal, that the second terminal reserve first data resources for data transmission by generating a first scheduling request signal comprising information about the first data resources;
generating, by the first terminal, a first scheduling request indication signal providing notification that the first scheduling request signal is to be transmitted; and
receiving, by the first terminal, a first scheduling response signal from the second terminal in response to the second terminal receiving the first scheduling request signal, the first scheduling response signal comprising information about second data resources from among the first data resources, the second data resources being data resources other than data resources having a collision possibility, the first scheduling response signal received through a first scheduling response resource,
wherein the first scheduling request indication signal is transmitted through a first request subslot included in a first scheduling request resource before transmitting the first scheduling request signal, and
wherein the first scheduling request signal is transmitted through a second request subslot included in the first scheduling request resource.

US Pat. No. 10,237,904

PROXIMITY SERVICE SIGNALING PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a wireless relay requirement for accessing one or more network functions;
initiating a proximity service (ProSe) protocol on layer 3 protocols of a user plane of a first wireless device and layer 3 protocols of a user plane of a second wireless device based at least in part on the identifying, the ProSe protocol initiated prior to an initiation of a communication data exchange between the first wireless device and the second wireless device; and
establishing, based at least in part on the initiating, a relay link between the first wireless device and the second wireless device on layer 1 protocols of the user plane of the first wireless device and layer 1 protocols of the user plane of the second wireless device, wherein the relay link utilizes the layer 1 protocols of the first wireless device and the layer 1 protocols of the second wireless device for the communication data exchange based at least in part on the identified wireless relay requirement.

US Pat. No. 10,237,900

NETWORK AND CONNECTED DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND ROADSIDE OPERATIONS

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. A system for management of a plurality of devices associated with emergency response and roadside operations connected by a wireless local network, each said device representing a node in said wireless local network and each said node comprising:one or more computer processors;
one or more computer readable storage media;
one or more sensors for collecting information from the ambient environment surrounding each said node;
a wireless transceiver; and
program instructions stored on the computer readable storage media for execution by at least one of the one or more computer processors, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to automatically connect to all other nodes for which a wireless signal is available;
program instructions to periodically determine a position of each node;
program instructions for each node to transmit information corresponding to a position of each node;
program instructions to employ the position of each node to define the position of each node relative to other nodes; and
program instructions to coordinate the activity of nodes according to relative position of the nodes,
wherein said at least one of said devices is a motor vehicle having at least one of a multifunction visual warning device and a multifunction audio warning device, and said program instructions comprise:
program instructions to establish the position of said motor vehicle; and
program instructions to operate said multifunction visual warning device or said multifunction audio device according to the position of said motor vehicle, and
wherein said motor vehicle comprises a plurality of motor vehicles, each of said plurality of motor vehicles including warning signal generators producing warning signals, and said program instructions comprise:
program instructions to coordinate warning signals of said motor vehicle with warning signals of other motor vehicles over said wireless network according to the relative positions of said motor vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,235,518

APPLICATION EXECUTION CONTROL UTILIZING ENSEMBLE MACHINE LEARNING FOR DISCERNMENT

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A method for implementation by one or more computer systems comprising:receiving, from a feature collector, at least one feature from a plurality of possible features to enable a determination of whether to execute or continue to execute at least a portion of a program;
selecting, by a model collector, a machine learning model from an existing ensemble of machine learning models which can be used to discern at least the portion of the program, the selected machine learning model enabling a determination of whether to allow at least the portion of the program to execute or continue to execute based on whether such at least the portion of the program is deemed safe or unsafe;
determining, based on the selected machine learning model, whether to allow at least the portion of the program to execute or continue to execute;
allowing at least the portion of the program to execute or continue to execute, when the selected machine learning model determines that at least the portion of the program is allowed to execute or continue to execute; and
preventing at least the portion of the program from executing or continuing to execute, when the selected machine learning model determines that at least the portion of the program is not allowed to execute or continue to execute;
wherein selection of the machine learning model by the model collector is predicated on either which of the possible features are received from the feature collector or a current availability or scarcity of computing resources.

US Pat. No. 10,235,387

METHOD FOR SELECTING IMAGES FOR MATCHING WITH CONTENT BASED ON METADATA OF IMAGES AND CONTENT IN REAL-TIME IN RESPONSE TO SEARCH QUERIES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of selecting images for content items in response to search queries, the method comprising:in response to a search query received at a server from a client device for searching content, searching in a content database or via a content server by a search engine hosted by the server based on one or more search terms of the search query to identify a first list of one or more content items;
identifying, by an image matching module hosted by the server, a list of one or more images by searching in an image store based on the one or more search terms;
for each of the images, calculating, by a ranking module, a matching score between the image and a first content item of the first list based on a context of the first content item and metadata associated with the image;
ranking each of the images based on a respective matching score between the image and the first content item;
selecting one of the images having a matching score greater than a predetermined threshold, wherein the selected image is to be integrated with the first content item;
integrating by the search engine each content item of the first list with one of the images, generating a second list of one or more content items having at least a portion of the images integrated therein; and
transmitting by the search engine the second list of content items to the client device, such that each content item of the first list is presented with one of the images.

US Pat. No. 10,235,353

NATURAL LANGUAGE TRANSLATION INTERFACE FOR NETWORKED DEVICES

Dell Products LP, Round ...

1. A method of translating an input message into a device specific command, comprising:receiving the input message as a generalized language message at an input interface of a network interface device serving as a transmission device connecting an edge of a local network to an external cloud network;
installing a natural language translator as a micro-service resident in the network interface device to process the input message as natural language input into corresponding device specific commands defined by a manufacturer of the network interface device;
separating the input message into its language parts to identify keyword elements;
identifying, using the natural language translator, keyword actions, targets, and variables used in the input message to indicate the corresponding device specific commands;
classifying the message keyword elements against a learned language map to identify a best match action corresponding to the device specific commands;
utilizing the best match action to access a playlist data set for the device specific commands of the target device for execution; and
providing a feedback path to a learning process for adding new message and language semantics into the learned language map when identification of the best match action is unclear.

US Pat. No. 10,235,319

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROUPING MULTIPLE SAS EXPANDERS TO FORM A SINGLE COHESIVE SAS EXPANDER

Microsemi Solutions (U.S....

1. A method of managing an IDENTIFY address frame, the method comprising:in an SAS (Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface) switch having a master SAS expander and a plurality of slave SAS expanders, the master SAS expander characterized by a master SAS expander SAS address, configuring a routing table for each of the plurality of slave SAS expanders such that, in an SAS link identification sequence, a selected slave SAS expander in the plurality of slave SAS expanders is configured to:
receive the master SAS expander SAS address, the master SAS expander SAS address being different from an SAS address of the selected slave SAS expander; and
send, to another SAS device, the IDENTIFY address frame having the master SAS expander SAS address and a PHY identifier of the selected slave SAS expander.

US Pat. No. 10,235,126

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ON-THE-FLY AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

16. A method of audio source separation for an audio mixture, performed by a processor, comprising:receiving an audio mixture and at least one text query associated with the audio mixture;
retrieving at least one audio sample from an auxiliary audio database by matching the text query with semantic information associated with the auxiliary audio database;
evaluating the at least one audio sample retrieved from the auxiliary audio database; and
separating the audio mixture into a plurality of audio sources using the at least one audio sample, said evaluating and separating being performed jointly by applying non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) to the audio mixture and the audio samples.

US Pat. No. 10,234,233

TOY WATER GUN HAVING ILLUMINABLE WATER TRAJECTORY AND ASSOCIATED USE THEREOF

PUMPONATOR FUN, INC., Ja...

1. A toy water gun comprising: a body including a water reservoir capable of storing a predetermined quantity of water therein, and a guide rail engaged with said water reservoir; a pump mechanism in fluid communication with said water reservoir and dynamically engaged with said guide rail; a discharge nozzle in fluid communication with said water reservoir and having an illuminable water trajectory selectively egressed distally away therefrom; and a light emitting source mechanism attached to a dynamic portion of said pump mechanism; wherein said illuminable light source is configured to remain at an off position until said pump mechanism reaches a fully extended position disposed at a maximum distance distally away from discharge nozzle; wherein, as said pump mechanism is configured to linearly retract back from said fully extended position and towards an initial retracted position, said light emitting mechanism is configured to automatically toggle to an on position and said illuminable water trajectory is configured to automatically egress from said discharge nozzle; wherein said dynamic portion of said pump mechanism and said light emitting source are contemporaneously reciprocated along a bi-directional travel path relative to a position of said discharge nozzle and thereby illuminate said illuminable water trajectory after being egressed from said discharge nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,233,716

BLOWOUT PREVENTER INCLUDING BLIND SEAL ASSEMBLY

Cameron International Cor...

1. A blowout preventer (“BOP”) assembly, comprising:a body comprising a vertical bore extending through the body and a ram cavity intersecting the bore;
a ram assembly movable laterally into and out of the vertical bore and comprising a ram body; and
an opposing ram assembly movable laterally into and out of the vertical bore and comprising a rain body and a seal body comprising a seal configured to seal the entirety of the vertical bore, and the ram bodies of the ram assembly and the opposing ram assembly comprise cutting faces configured to shear an object located in the vertical bore when the ram bodies of the ram assembly and the opposing ram assembly are moved laterally into the vertical bore
wherein the seal comprises a first annular structure positioned at least in part on a top surface of the seal body, the seal body comprises another seal configured to seal the entirety of the vertical bore, the another seal comprises a second annular structure positioned at least in part on a bottom surface of the seal body opposite the top surface of the seal body, and the seal and the another seal are physically separate from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,231,674

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH MONITORING INCLUDING A USER DEVICE AND BIOSENSOR

Sanmina Corporation, San...

1. A biosensor unit, comprising:a wireless transceiver configured to communicate to a mobile device using a short range wireless interface;
a temperature sensor configured to obtain a temperature of a user;
a blood pressure sensor configured to detect blood pressure;
a photoplethysmography (PPG) circuit including a light source configured to emit light at a plurality of wavelengths directed at skin tissue and a detector that detects a plurality of spectral responses around the plurality of wavelengths of light; and
a processing circuit configured to:
process the plurality of spectral responses; and
obtain biosensor data using the plurality of spectral responses, wherein the biosensor data includes an oxygen saturation level, a heart rate, and a level of vasodilation, wherein the level of vasodilation includes a measurement of a change in a width of a vessel dilation due to vasodilators; and
wherein the processing circuit is configured to determine the level of vasodilation by:
determining a change in intensity from one or more spectral responses of the plurality of spectral responses due to the change in the width of the vessel in response to muscle relaxation of the vessel during vasodilation; and
mapping the determined change in intensity to a measurement of the width of the vessel during vasodilation, wherein the one or more spectral responses are around one or more of: ultraviolet (UV) light or infrared (IR) light.
US Pat. No. 10,232,012

INTRACELLULAR PH-RESPONSIVE FUSION PEPTIDE AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR REDUCING ABNORMAL PRION PROTEIN AGGREGATION OR MISFOLDING

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...

1. A fusion peptide comprisingthe amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:1, 3, 4, 13, and 14.

US Pat. No. 10,238,012

WATERPROOF COMPONENT-SUPPRESSING ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

17. An electronic control device, comprising:a base having at least one opening part;
a first cover disposed on an inner surface of the base forming a first opening part and having a first slit;
a substrate having a first connection pattern to be connected to outside, the first connection pattern being inserted into the first slit;
a sealing member disposed between the base and the first cover;
a second cover fixed on an inner surface of the base forming a second opening part and having a second slit, wherein the substrate has a second connection pattern inserted into the second slit; and
a third cover fixed on an inner surface of the base forming a third opening part and having a third slit, wherein the substrate has a third connection pattern inserted into the third slit.

US Pat. No. 10,237,975

METHOD OF MAKING TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE ELECTRODES COMPRISING MERGED METAL NANOWIRES

NUOVO FILM INC., Suzhou,...

1. A method of making a transparent conductive electrode, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a substantial single layer comprising a metal nanowire network which comprises a plurality of intersection points on the substrate; and
forming metal nanowire junctions using a liquid phase sintering process,
wherein forming a substantial single layer comprising a metal nanowire network which comprises a plurality of intersection points on the substrate comprises:
preparing an ink solution comprising metal nanowires in a first solvent,
applying the ink solution onto the substrate to form a coated film,
before the removal of the solvent in the coated film, placing the coated film in an acid environment and then in a basic environment, and
annealing the coated film at a temperature between 80° C. and 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,237,972

PLASTIC COMPONENT WITH AT LEAST ONE ELECTRICAL CONTACT ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF

KRALLMANN KUNSTSTOFFVERAR...

1. A plastic component comprising: at least one electrical contact element; a plastic body; and at least one electrical strip conductor, by means of which the electrical contact element can be electrically connected, wherein the plastic component is manufactured according to a combined injection molding and metal casting or metal injection molding method, in which the plastic body is manufactured by injection molding and the least one electrical strip conductor is manufactured by metal casting or metal injection molding the injection molding followed by the metal casting or metal injection molding or the metal casting or metal injection molding followed by the injection molding occur one after another, wherein the plastic body or the at least one electrical strip conductor formed last is molded into the plastic body or the at least one electrical strip conductor formed first, wherein the electrical contact element is a spring bracket contact, which encloses a spring bracket of the plastic body, at which spring bracket a section of the strip conductor is arranged, the spring bracket being formed in one piece with the plastic body, the spring bracket having a freely projecting configuration, the spring bracket being surrounded by a recess passing through the plastic body on all sides except for a side of the plastic body connected to the spring bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,237,961

TARGET SUPPLY DEVICE, PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device configured to supply a metal target in a plasma generation region, the target supply device comprising:a tank provided with an exhaust port, the tank being configured to store an ingot of a metal target material;
an exhaust device connected to the tank through the exhaust port, the exhaust device being configured to exhaust gases from the tank;
a heater configured to apply heat to the tank;
a nozzle provided with a nozzle hole, the nozzle being configured to eject, from the nozzle hole, the metal target formed from the ingot melted by the heat applied through the tank; and
a controller connected to the exhaust device and the heater, wherein:
the ingot is shaped to form a passage for the gases in a state where the ingot is stored in the tank, the passage being configured to connect the exhaust port and the nozzle hole; and
the controller is configured to cause the heater to apply the heat to the ingot through the tank while causing the exhaust device to exhaust the gases from the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,237,957

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAPPING LIGHT ELEMENTS IN AN ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT STRUCTURES

Symmetric Labs, Inc., Sa...

1. A method for automatically mapping light elements in a set of light structures arranged in an assembly, the method comprising:serving a sequence of test frames to the assembly for execution by the set of light structures, each test frame in the sequence of frames executable by the set of light structures and specifying activation of a subset of light elements within the set of light structures;
receiving a set of optical test images of the assembly, each optical test image in the set of optical test images recorded by an imaging system during execution of one test frame, in the sequence of test frames, by the set of light structures;
for each optical test image in the set of optical test images, detecting a location of a particular light element within a field of view of the imaging system based on a local change in light level represented in the optical test image, the particular light element activated within the set of light structures according to a test frame in the sequence of test frames executed by the assembly during recordation of the optical test image; and
aggregating locations of light elements detected in the set of optical test images into a virtual map representing positions of light elements within the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,237,949

CONTROL DEVICE HAVING AN INTEGRAL REFLECTING STRUCTURE FOR A SENSING CIRCUIT

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A control device comprising:a button having an indicia;
a light source that is configured to backlight the indicia of the button;
a light detector circuit that is configured to measure a light level of ambient light that is external relative to the control device;
a control circuit that is configured to, responsive to an actuation of the button, cause the light source to backlight the indicia of the button in accordance with the measured light level; and
an enclosure that houses the light detector circuit, the enclosure including an integral reflector that is configured to direct the ambient light to the light detector circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,237,947

ASSEMBLY FOR OPERATING AN ORGANIC RADIATION-EMITTING COMPONENT

OSRAM OLED GMBH, Regensb...

1. An assembly for operating an organic radiation-emitting component, including:a driver circuit with at least two driver outputs,
a decoupling unit including at least two inputs, outputs corresponding to the inputs, and a coil, wherein at least one input of the decoupling unit is inductively decoupled AC-wise from the corresponding output of the decoupling unit,
the radiation-emitting component with at least two electrodes and including a plurality of organic light-emitting diodes coupled DC-wise to one another in a series connection, wherein successive organic light-emitting diodes are decoupled AC-wise from one another, and
a touch sensor with a sensor electrode, wherein the sensor electrode is at least partially formed by one of the electrodes of the radiation-emitting component, wherein
the radiation-emitting component emits electromagnetic radiation during operation,
the driver circuit is coupled to each one of the electrodes of the radiation-emitting component through respective ones of the driver outputs in a DC-wise manner,
the driver circuit, separately from the driver outputs, and the touch sensor, separately from the sensor electrode, is coupleable to a common energy source, and
the touch sensor is decoupled from the driver circuit by the decoupling unit in such a way that a touch of the sensor electrode by a user is detectable during operation of the radiation-emitting component.

US Pat. No. 10,237,943

RING-SHAPED LIGHT-EMITTING HEAT-DISSIPATING FAN

THERMALTAKE TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A ring-shaped light-emitting heat-dissipating fan, comprising:a base having a ring-shaped frame and a pivot portion;
a fan pivotally disposed at the pivot portion;
a ring-shaped light guide having an upper top surface, a lower top surface, an inner lateral surface, and an outer lateral surface;
a lid disposed on the ring-shaped frame, with the ring-shaped light guide disposed between the base and the lid, and a receiving space formed between the lid and the ring-shaped light guide; and
a ring-shaped circuit board disposed on an upper top surface of the ring-shaped light guide in the receiving space and having thereon a plurality of light-emitting elements arranged annularly;
wherein the fan is disposed on the pivot portion and an opening of the lid and is separated from and surrounded by the ring-shaped circuit board and the inner lateral surface of the ring-shaped light guide;
wherein the upper top surface of the ring-shaped light guide is stepped to form a ring-shaped flat region, with the ring-shaped circuit board disposed on the ring-shaped flat region, and an outer lateral surface of the ring-shaped light guide has a lesser width than an inner lateral surface of the ring-shaped light guide;
wherein at least one lateral hole is disposed between the lid and the ring-shaped frame of the base such that a periphery of the ring-shaped light guide is partially exposed from the at least one lateral hole; the inner lateral surface of the ring-shaped light guide is inwardly exposed from the ring-shaped light-emitting heat-dissipating fan;
wherein the inner lateral surface and the outer lateral surface of the ring-shaped light-emitting heat-dissipating fan emit light when the ring-shaped light-emitting heat-dissipating fan is turned on to cause the light-emitting elements to emit light.

US Pat. No. 10,237,911

PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL (PDCP) ENHANCEMENTS IN DUAL-CONNECTIVITY NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A Master evolved NodeB (MeNB) of a dual connectivity network, the MeNB comprising:a buffer to store a plurality of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packets transmitted by the MeNB to a secondary eNB (SeNB) of the dual connectivity network for delivery to a user equipment (UE) by a radio link control (RLC) of the SeNB; and
packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) circuitry coupled with the buffer, the PDCP circuitry to:
identify, based on a status report from the SeNB, successful delivery of a first PDCP packet of the plurality of PDCP packets to the UE; and
cause the first PDCP packet to be removed from the buffer based on said identification of the successful delivery of the PDCP packet;wherein:the UE is to simultaneously communicatively couple with the MeNB and the SeNB; the MeNB is to control a transmission of the SeNB;
the PDCP circuitry is to identify an unsuccessful delivery of a second PDCP packet of the plurality of PDCP packets to the UE based on the status report or another status report received from the SeNB and cause an RLC of the MeNB to attempt to deliver the second PDCP packet to the UE; and
the status report is a periodic status report, an event-based status report, or a trigger-based status report.

US Pat. No. 10,237,907

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MOBILITY IN A HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. An apparatus for a terminal in a wireless communication system, the apparatus comprising:at least one transceiver; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one transceiver,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
store first system information of a first base station upon initiating a handover from the first base station to a second base station,
in response to a change of system information of the first base station from the first system information to second system information after the handover from the first base station to the second base station is completed, control to receive, from the first base station via the second base station, the second system information of the first base station before the terminal performs a re-establishment procedure with the first base station, and
then when a radio link failure occurs in the second base station, search for the first base station and perform the re-establishment procedure with the first base station based on the second system information,
wherein the second system information is different from the first system information.

US Pat. No. 10,236,743

MOTOR HAVING STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVING DYNAMIC BALANCE AND IMPROVING INSTALLATION OF A RESET PROTECTOR

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A motor, comprising:a) a rotational shaft;
b) a rotor;
c) a stator;
d) a housing;
e) a first end cover, the first end cover comprising: a cover body comprising a bottom surface and a top surface, a bearing cavity, and a plurality of first bosses; and
f) a second end cover;wherein:the rotor is mounted on the rotational shaft; the stator is nested and installed inside the housing; the rotor is nested inside the stator;
the first end cover and the second end cover are disposed on a rear end and a front end of the housing, respectively;
the bearing cavity is disposed in a middle of the bottom surface of the cover body;
the first bosses are circumferentially disposed at intervals on the top surface of the cover body;
outer side surfaces of the first bosses are located on a cylindrical surface having a central axis coincident with a central axis of the cover body; and
the outer side surfaces of the first bosses are adapted to be clamped for the purpose of positioning and fixing the first end cover.

US Pat. No. 10,235,875

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CLOUD-HOSTING SENSOR-DATA

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A vehicle communication system for cloud-hosting sensor-data from a plurality of vehicles, wherein each of the vehicles is equipped with one or more sensors used to detect objects proximate to each of the vehicles, said system comprising:a transceiver used to communicate sensor-data from a first-sensor on a first-vehicle and from a second-sensor on a second-vehicle; and
a controller configured to receive, via the transceiver, first-data from the first-sensor and second-data from the second-sensor, determine when the first-data and the second-data are both indicative of an object proximate to the first-vehicle and the second-vehicle, wherein the first-data is characterized by a first-confidence and the second-data is characterized by a second-confidence, and the controller is configured to prevent communication of the second-data to the first-vehicle when the first-confidence is greater than the second-confidence.

US Pat. No. 10,235,729

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREFERRED PHARMACY DESIGNATION

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:producing a list of eligible pharmacies within a pharmacy network available to a member at a processor of a preference subsystem of a pharmacy benefit device;
reducing the list of eligible pharmacies by selecting pharmacies that meet a client criteria and having a first benefit to the member different than a second benefit at another one of the pharmacies, wherein the first benefit includes adherence devices at each of the pharmacies on the list of eligible pharmacies;
sending the reduced list of eligible pharmacies within the pharmacy network to a member device to display on the member device including the list of eligible pharmacies;
displaying the reduced list of eligible pharmacies within the pharmacy network on the member device;
selecting member designation of a pharmacy from the reduced list of eligible pharmacies on the member device;
periodically receiving, on the processor of the preference subsystem of the pharmacy benefit device, the member designation of a pharmacy within the pharmacy network and on the reduced list of eligible pharmacies available to the member as a member-preferred pharmacy designation;
storing, on the pharmacy benefit device, the member-preferred pharmacy designation with a member;
linking the member-preferred pharmacy designation to a member profile;
assigning a set of preferred pharmacy benefits for the member to the member profile;
after assigning the set of preferred pharmacy benefits, receiving, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit device from a member-preferred pharmacy identified by the member-preferred pharmacy designation through a network, an adjudication request associated with the member-preferred pharmacy designation for a prescription for the member;
adjudicating, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit device using the received adjudication request, a pharmacy claim associated with the member-preferred pharmacy designation for the prescription for the member based on the set of preferred pharmacy benefits assigned to the member profile;
transmitting, from a benefit manager device over a network, an adjudication response from adjudicating based on adjudication of the pharmacy claim;
receiving, at a pharmacy device associated with the member-preferred pharmacy, the adjudication response; and
dispensing the prescription with a tangible prescription drug for the member at the member-preferred pharmacy after receipt of the adjudication response associated with the member and the member-preferred pharmacy designation.

US Pat. No. 10,235,359

ONTOLOGY AND ANNOTATION DRIVEN GRAMMAR INFERENCE

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A computer-implemented method of automatically inferring a natural language grammar for use in a statistical semantic model (SSM) system, the method comprising, by a processor and associated memory:providing, in storage memory communicatively coupled to the processor, natural language understanding (NLU) data with multi-level concept annotations according to an application ontology characterizing a relationship structure between application-related concepts for a given NLU application, a plurality of the application-related concepts being domain-specific concepts;
relating, in the storage memory, mid-level concepts in the application ontology to two or more respective lower-level concepts, wherein each mid-level concept is derived from the two or more respective lower-level concepts and each lower-level concept has a respective associated existing grammar;
automatically inferring a new application grammar from the multi-level concept annotations and the application ontology, including inferring, directly from the multi-level concept annotations and indirectly from the application ontology, a grammar rule from each level of a multi-level annotation hierarchy;
a given grammar rule of the inferred grammar rules promoting at least one lower-level concept grammar rule to at least one higher-level concept grammar rule, the promoting resulting from the relating, in the storage memory, of a given mid-level concept to the two or more respective lower-level concepts, wherein each lower-level concept has a respective associated existing grammar;
in response to the promoting, accessing the storage memory to automatically reuse a given rule from the existing grammars associated with the two or more respective lower-level concepts related to the given mid-level concept to infer the new application grammar with respect to the at least one higher-level concept; and
employing the new application grammar, through access of the storage memory, in a semantic interpreter of a SSM system to determine a semantic interpretation of a user query.

US Pat. No. 10,234,858

AUTOMATED VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A vehicle-control system suitable for use on an automated vehicle, said system comprising:a human-machine-interface that accepts an input from an operator of a host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the human-machine-interface, wherein the controller drives the host-vehicle in accordance with rules governing an operation of vehicles proximate to an emergency-vehicle stopped alongside a roadway traveled by the host-vehicle when the operator inputs a notification to the human-machine-interface indicating that the operator detects a circumstance that suggests a presence of the emergency-vehicle on the roadway ahead of the host-vehicle that has not been detected by the system, wherein the controller determines when a lane-change is allowed, wherein when the host-vehicle is in a travel-lane adjacent to the emergency-vehicle the controller drives the host-vehicle into an adjacent-lane while the lane-change is allowed, and when the lane-change is not allowed the controller reduces a host-vehicle-speed in accordance with the rules governing the operation of vehicles proximate to the emergency-vehicle stopped alongside the roadway.

US Pat. No. 10,233,944

IMPELLER STRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED ROTATION STABILITY

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. An impeller for used in a fluid pump, comprising:a shaft controlled to revolve in a first direction;
an impeller body coupled to the shaft and driven by the revolving shaft to rotate, the impeller body having a top surface, a bottom surface and a circumferential surface;
a first set of fluid-guiding members disposed on the top surface of the impeller body for driving a fluid to flow along a centrifugal direction of the revolving shaft; and
a second set of fluid-guiding members disposed on the circumferential surface of the impeller body, and having at least one titling structure for driving a portion of the fluid to flow from the top to the bottom of the impeller along a designated path on the circumferential surface;
wherein the impeller body has a substantially cylindrical contour, the top surface and the circumferential surface are top and circumferential surfaces of the cylinder, and the shaft is centrally installed in the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,233,850

SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF A COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. An engine control system comprising a supervisory controller, a fuel control system, and a charge air control system, the supervisory controller configured to:receive a set of inputs, said inputs comprising feedback values of one or more combustion parameters, driver inputs, target values for one or more combustion parameters, steady state control targets, and actual engine states;
determine a target engine indicated torque;
determine a target charge air pressure, a target charge air temperature, and a target charge air oxygen content based on the target engine torque and engine speed;
calculate a target compensated charge air pressure, a target compensated charge air temperature, and a target compensated charge air oxygen content based on the received inputs;
determine target values for one or more fuel control parameters;
communicate the target fuel control parameters to the fuel control system;
communicate the target compensated charge air pressure, the target compensated charge air temperature, and the target compensated charge air oxygen content to the charge air control system.

US Pat. No. 10,233,764

FABRIC SEAL AND ASSEMBLY FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A fabric seal for sealing between components of a gas turbine engine, the fabric seal comprisinga number of free tows each having a length and extending to a free end, and
a number of cross tows each extending across the length of the free tows and woven together therewith,
wherein the fabric seal defines a seal aperture, and the free ends of the free tows terminate within the seal aperture to provide a fringe and are configured for compliant contact with a component of a gas turbine engine inserted into the seal aperture to provide fluid sealing around the component.

US Pat. No. 10,233,710

ONE-TRIP HANGER RUNNING TOOL

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a hanger running tool, comprising:
a tool body configured to couple to a hanger via a first set of threads;
a first sleeve configured to couple to the tool body via a second set of threads, wherein the first set of threads and the second set of threads are oriented in opposite directions, such that the tool body is driven in a first axial direction when the hanger running tool is rotated in a first circumferential direction and the first sleeve is driven in a second axial direction, opposite the first axial direction, when the hanger running tool rotates in the first circumferential direction; and
a second sleeve coupled to the first sleeve, wherein the second sleeve is configured to engage a push ring of the hanger to drive a lock ring of the hanger into a recess of a tubular.

US Pat. No. 10,231,793

OBJECT REMOVAL THROUGH A PERCUTANEOUS SUCTION TUBE

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for removing an object from a patient, comprising:inserting a suction tube into a patient's kidney through a port created by a percutaneous cut;
advancing an endoscope into the patient's kidney by inserting the endoscope through a natural orifice in the patient and then through a patient lumen other than the port and into the kidney, the endoscope comprising a working channel;
irrigating the patient's kidney with a fluid, where the fluid passes within the working channel of the endoscope; and
applying negative pressure to the suction tube, the combination of the fluid irrigation and the negative pressure assisting in causing the object to be removed from the patient's kidney through the suction tube.

US Pat. No. 10,238,008

CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Ortronics, Inc., New Lon...

1. A containment system comprising:a first rail member having a first wall, a second wall, a third wall, a fourth wall, a fifth wall, a sixth wall and a seventh wall, with the second and third walls connected to and oriented transverse to the first wall, the fourth and fifth walls extending transversely from the second wall, and the sixth and seventh walls extending transversely from the third wall;
wherein at least a first portion of the first, second and third walls define a first channel of the first rail member;
wherein at least a second portion of the first, second and third walls define a second channel of the first rail member;
wherein at least a portion of the second, fourth and fifth walls define a third channel of the first rail member;
wherein at least a portion of the third, sixth and seventh walls define a fourth channel of the first rail member;
wherein the first rail member is configured to be mounted proximal to a first supporting structure of a data center;
wherein the first, second, third and fourth channels of the first rail member are each individually configured to releasably house a portion of a respective panel member, each individually housed panel member configured to extend from the first rail member;
wherein the fifth wall includes a first extension wall, and a first passage is defined between the second wall and the first extension wall;
wherein the seventh wall includes a second extension wall, and a second passage is defined between the third wall and the second extension wall; and
wherein the first rail member is mounted with respect to the first supporting structure via a cabinet bracket, the cabinet bracket mounted to the first supporting structure and mounted to the first and second passages of the first rail member.

US Pat. No. 10,237,982

SOLDER APPLICATION STAMP FOR APPLYING SOLDER ON CONTACT LOCATIONS POSSESSING SMALL DIMENSIONS

1. A solder application stamp embodied to transfer solder paste from a reservoir to a contact location of a circuit board, comprising:a basic body having an end area; and
at least one protrusion, which protrudes out of said end area and has a protrusion area, wherein:
said at least one protrusion, in a longitudinal section has an at least sectionally concave contour between said end area and said protrusion area; and
whereby said solder application stamp is embodied to generate solder paste dots of a diameter of 10 ?m to 300 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,237,959

DISCHARGE LAMP LIGHTING DEVICE

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A discharge lamp lighting device comprising:a feeding unit adapted to supply an AC electric current to a discharge lamp having a pair of electrodes placed to oppose each other within a discharge container which encloses a predetermined gas; and
a control unit adapted to control a frequency of the AC electric current supplied to the discharge lamp by the feeding unit, in different manners within a first term and a second term which are alternately repeated;
wherein
the control unit is adapted to control the frequency of the AC electric current, independent of a current value of the discharge lamp, such that, within the first term, the frequency of the AC electric current becomes at least one fixed frequency out of plural set fixed frequencies,
the control unit is adapted to control the frequency of the AC electric current to a varied frequency varied based on the at least one fixed frequency and an electric current value within the previous first term, such that, within the second term directly after the first term, the frequency of the AC electric current becomes the varied frequency lower than the at least one fixed frequency,
wherein the control unit is adapted to control the frequency of the AC electric current in such a way as to alternately repeat a basic term and a lower-frequency term, the basic term being provided for controlling the frequency of the AC electric current in different manners within the first term and the second term which are alternately repeated, and the lower-frequency term being provided for controlling the frequency of the AC electric current such that the frequency of the AC electric current becomes a frequency lower than a lowest frequency within the previous basic term,
the control unit is adapted to control the frequency of the AC electric current, independent of a current value of the discharge lamp, such that, within another first term different from the first term, the frequency of the AC electric current becomes at least one another fixed frequency, different from the at least one fixed frequency, out of the plural set fixed frequencies, and
the control unit is adapted to control the frequency of the AC electric current such that during another second term directly after the another first term, the frequency of the AC electric current becomes another varied frequency that is based on the at least one another fixed frequency and an electric current value within the another first term, and lower than the at least one another fixed frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,237,944

SOLID-STATE AUXILIARY LAMP

Vektrex Electronic System...

1. A method, comprising:mounting a lamp head of a solid-state auxiliary lamp in an integrating cavity of a solid state lamp testing system,
wherein the solid-state auxiliary lamp comprises:
a lamp head comprising a plurality of LED modules; and
a drive unit comprising:
a plurality of current sources, each of the current sources coupled to a corresponding LED module; and
a processor coupled to the current sources and configured to control each current source to control the light output of each current source's corresponding LED module.

US Pat. No. 10,237,934

LIGHT SOURCE SWITCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LIGHT EMISSION CONTROL THEREOF

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A light source switching system, comprising:a signal input terminal;
a first input circuit, which is electrically connected to the signal input terminal;
a second input circuit, comprising a first detection unit and a first switch driving unit, wherein the first detection unit is electrically connected to the signal input terminal;
a third input circuit, comprising a second detection unit and a second switch driving unit, wherein the second detection unit is electrically connected to the signal input terminal;
a dimming control unit, which is electrically connected to the second input circuit and the third input circuit;
a DC conversion unit, which is electrically connected to the first input circuit, the second input circuit, the third input circuit and the dimming control unit;
a first switch circuit, which is electrically connected to the DC conversion unit and the first switch driving unit;
a second switch circuit, which is electrically connected to the DC conversion unit and the second switch driving unit;
a first light emitting device, which is electrically connected to the DC conversion unit;
a second light emitting device, which is electrically connected to the first switch circuit; and
a third light emitting device, which is electrically connected to the second switch circuit, wherein the first light emitting device, the second light emitting device and the third light emitting device are connected in parallel with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,237,923

TRANSPARENT FILM HEATER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...

1. A transparent film heater comprising:a transparent substrate; and
a heat-emitting layer that comprises conductive nanowires, and a coating material applied to the nanowires and functioning to bind the nanowires with each other, is disposed on the transparent substrate, and emits heat upon the application of a voltage, wherein the coating material comprises at least one of indium tin oxide (ITO) or aluminum zinc oxide (AZO).

US Pat. No. 10,237,917

HEATER AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING HEATER

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A heater comprising:a substantially planar disc shaped heater element in which a slit having an end connected to an outer rim of the heater element on one side of the heater element and a slit having an end connected to the outer rim of the heater element on another side of the heater element are alternately formed; and
a pair of electrodes provided on the heater element such that the plurality of slits interpose the pair of electrodes,
wherein each of the plurality of slits comprises:
a main portion having the end connected to the outer rim of the heater element, the main portions being mutually parallel, and
an end portion having a first end connected to another end of the main portion and inclined with respect to the main portion to a direction along the outer rim of the heater element.

US Pat. No. 10,237,909

METHOD FOR OPERATING TERMINALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

7. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor, operatively coupled to the transceiver,
wherein the processor is configured to:
perform a cell selection in a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment procedure; and
perform device-to-device (D2D) operation based on a D2D configuration obtained in a first cell, which is an existing cell before the RRC connection reestablishment procedure is started, when a second cell, selected by the cell selection, does not provide the D2D configuration,
wherein a value of a specific timer is adjusted when the second cell does not provide the D2D configuration, and
wherein the specific timer is started when the RRC connection reestablishment procedure is started, and the specific timer is terminated when a suitable cell is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,237,906

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of user equipment (UE) for improving uplink transmission, the method comprising:receiving an indication indicating a type of data that can be transmitted using a cooperation mode, wherein the cooperation mode enables user equipments (UEs) to exchange their uplink data by collaborating and steering transmit signals towards a base station to improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the base station, wherein the indication is used to avoid using the cooperation mode to transmit data not suitable for transmission using the cooperation mode, and wherein the indication indicates data from which radio bearer(s) is transmitted using the cooperation mode;
transmitting a first data using the cooperation mode if the first data is the type of data that, as the indication indicates, be transmitted using the cooperation mode; and
transmitting a second data without using the cooperation mode even though the cooperation mode is enabled if the second data is not type of data that, as the indication indicates, is transmitted using the cooperation mode;
wherein data transmitted using the cooperation mode is transmitted by more than one UE using a same time-frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 10,237,806

ACTIVATION OF A HOME AUTOMATION CONTROLLER

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a first security, monitoring, and automation (SMA) controller and to a first remote device, a unique identifier, wherein the unique identifier is associated with configuration data, and wherein the configuration data is associated with home automation devices, cameras, and an account associated with the first SMA controller;
receiving, by the first SMA controller and based on the unique identifier, the configuration data; and
configuring, based on the received configuration data, the first SMA controller.

US Pat. No. 10,237,481

EVENT CAMERA FOR GENERATION OF EVENT-BASED IMAGES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An imaging device comprising:an event sensor comprising a plurality of photodiodes, the event sensor configured to operate in a mode of a plurality of modes, the plurality of modes including an event mode that causes the plurality of photodiodes to asynchronously output data values, wherein a data value output by each respective photodiode, of the plurality photodiodes, is based at least in part on a difference of a value previously output by the photodiode and an intensity value captured by the photodiode relative to a threshold intensity value; and
a controller configured to:
populate an event matrix based in part on data values asynchronously received from the sensor and positions of photodiodes associated with the received data values over a first time period,
populate a change matrix based in part on the threshold intensity value and the photodiodes associated with the received data values over the first time period, and
generate an image for the first time period using the event matrix and the change matrix, based in part on solving for an intensity matrix using the equation:
Ax=y
where A is the event matrix,
y is the change matrix, and
x is the intensity matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,237,131

COMMUNICATION ADAPTER AND PROGRAM UPDATE METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION ADAPTER

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A communication adapter connected to a hot water using facility via a communication line, the communication adapter comprising:a communication circuit configured to receive and transmit information from and to an external apparatus via a communication network;
a memory including a plurality of program storage areas whose stored contents are rewritable; and
a controller configured to operate the communication adapter by execution of a program stored in any one of the plurality of program storage areas specified at the time of a startup process,
when a program update process is started up during execution of a program stored in a first program storage area of the plurality of program storage areas, the controller executing a process of writing an update program received by the communication circuit from the external apparatus into a second program storage area, the second program storage area being a program storage area of the plurality of program storage areas different from the first program storage area,
when the process of writing ends normally, the controller specifying the second program storage area and re-executing the startup process, wherein
at the time of the startup process, the controller specifies one of the plurality of program storage areas in accordance with at least one of first and second selection data indicating common information for selecting the one of the plurality of program storage areas,
in response to normal end of the process of writing the update program, the first and second selection data are updated to have a common content indicating the program storage area subjected to the process of writing, of the plurality of program storage areas,
the startup process is re-executed after the first and second selection data are updated, and
when only one selection data of the first and second selection data is abnormal at the time of the startup process, the controller specifies the one of the plurality of program storage areas in accordance with the other selection data of the first and second selection data, and updates a content of the one selection data to the same content as that of the other selection data.

US Pat. No. 10,237,117

CONFIGURATION SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING THE CONTROL-PLANE OF A SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK

CORIANT OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A configuration system for configuring a control-plane of a software-defined network, the configuration system comprising:data transfer equipment for transmitting control data to controller entities located in a distributed way in the software-defined network,
wherein the configuration system further comprises a processing system for:
determining entity-specific groups of control-plane functionalities, each of the entity-specific groups relating to a corresponding one of the controller entities and each of the control-plane functionalities being suitable for configuring data forwarding network elements of the software-defined network to support at least a part of one or more applications suitable for supporting at least a part of one or more services to be provided by the software-defined network,
composing, on the basis of the entity-specific groups of the control-plane functionalities, entity-specific portions of the control data, each of the entity-specific portions of the control data being suitable for configuring the corresponding controller entity to support the corresponding entity-specific group of the control-plane functionalities, and
controlling the data transfer equipment to transmit the entity-specific portions of the control data to the controller entities so as to configure each of the controller entities to support the corresponding entity-specific group of the control-plane functionalities
and wherein the processing system is adapted to determine the entity-specific groups of the control-plane functionalities on the basis of at least locations of the controller entities within the software defined network and demand distribution data indicative of a spatial distribution of needs for different ones of the control-plane functionalities within the software defined network.

US Pat. No. 10,236,839

OUTPHASED SPATIAL COMBINER

L3 Technologies Inc., Ne...

1. A method of spatially combining signals, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of RF input signals at a plurality of RF input connectors, wherein at least one of the RF input signals is a variable envelope signal;
converting the at least one variable envelope signal, received at a first RF input connector in the plurality of RF input connectors, into two or more constant envelope outphased signals;
amplifying the two or more outphased constant envelope signals;
radiating the amplified outphased constant envelope signals;
amplifying at least one other RF input signal received at a second RF input connector in the plurality of RF input connectors;
radiating the amplified at least one other RF input signal;
at a spatial combiner aperture,
spatially combining the radiated amplified outphased constant envelope signals and the radiated amplified at least one other RF input signal to create a combined signal; and outputting the combined signal onto an output RF connector.

US Pat. No. 10,236,547

BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INCLUDING HEAT SPREADERS WITH THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A thermoelectric battery thermal management system configured to manage battery cell temperature, the thermoelectric battery thermal management system comprising:a battery cell comprising an electrode configured to deliver electric power to or from the battery cell, the electrode connected to the battery cell on a first side of the battery cell, wherein the battery cell is capable of generating a hotspot corresponding to a temperature increase of the battery cell via the electrode delivering electric power to or from the battery cell, the hotspot having a center corresponding to a point or a region of the battery cell having a highest temperature relative to other regions of the battery cell;
a heat spreader on a second side of the battery cell and in thermal communication with the hotspot, the heat spreader over the center of the hotspot on the second side of the battery cell; and
a thermoelectric device comprising a main surface and a waste surface, the thermoelectric device configured to transfer thermal energy between the main surface and the waste surface of the thermoelectric device,
wherein the main surface of the thermoelectric device is in thermal communication with the heat spreader to heat or cool the battery cell by adjusting a polarity of electric current delivered to the thermoelectric device,
wherein a geometric center of the main surface of the thermoelectric device is substantially on a shortest thermal path on the heat spreader from the center of the hotspot toward the thermoelectric device with the geometric center of the main surface of the thermoelectric device projected onto a plane of the heat spreader extending along the second side of the battery cell, and
wherein the thermoelectric device is sized to allow for a plurality of positions on a plane of the geometric center projected onto the plane of the heat spreader.

US Pat. No. 10,235,914

CAMERA COLORIMETER SYSTEM FOR DISPLAY CHARACTERIZATION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system for characterizing a display panel, the system comprising:a plurality of band-pass filters, each band-pass filter configured to pass light within a different range of wavelengths;
a plurality of imaging devices, each of the plurality of imaging devices configured to capture an image covering a plurality of pixels in the display panel through a different one of the plurality of band-pass filters to generate a plurality of captured filtered signals, wherein the image is generated at the display panel by turning on a plurality of subpixels of a plurality of colors;
a color measurement instrument positioned to determine a spectrum of light from one or more of the plurality of pixels of the display panel; and
a computing device configured to receive the plurality of captured filtered signals from the plurality of imaging devices and the determined spectrum of light, the computing device configured to:
regenerate a plurality of spectral curves corresponding to the plurality of pixels by extending the plurality of captured filter signals beyond predetermined ranges of wavelengths of corresponding band-pass filters based on the determined spectrum of light, wherein a portion of a first regenerated spectral curve of the regenerated plurality of spectral curves overlaps with a portion of a second regenerated spectral curve of the regenerated plurality of spectral curves; and
reconstruct display characteristics of the plurality of pixels in the display panel using the regenerated plurality of spectral curves.

US Pat. No. 10,235,897

PROVIDING DRAWING ASSISTANCE USING FEATURE DETECTION AND SEMANTIC LABELING

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions thereon for providing drawing assistance to users sketching designs that, when executed by at least one processor, cause a computer system to:generate a guidance map for a design;
provide the design on via a touch screen;
detect a stroke drawn by a user on the touch screen over the design;
identify a portion of the guidance map corresponding to the stroke;
generate a geometrically-corrected stroke by moving the stroke drawn by the user toward a position of the identified portion of the guidance map; and
render the geometrically-corrected stroke on the touch screen in place of the stroke drawn by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,235,468

INDIRECT FILTERING IN BLENDED DATA OPERATIONS

Business Objects Software...

1. A method comprising:receiving input at a client interface of a client system linking a dimension of a first column of a first data set of a plurality of data sets comprising a first data structure having one or more columns and one or more rows with a corresponding dimension of a second column of a second data set of the plurality of data sets comprising a second data structure having one or more columns and one or more rows;
applying a direct filter on the first data set to obtain a first filtered resulting data set specifying columns and rows resulting from applying the first filter;
identifying data elements in rows of the first filtered resulting data set that correspond to the dimension linking the first data set with the second data set;
applying an indirect filter on the second data set to obtain a second filtered resulting data set specifying columns and rows resulting from applying the indirect filter, wherein filtering criteria for the indirect filter comprises the identified data elements in the rows of the first filtered resulting data set;
generating a client request to perform a data blend operation on the first filtered resulting data set and the second filtered resulting data set; and
communicating the client request to a server computer in communication with a database, wherein the server computer is configured to perform the data blend operation on the first filtered resulting data set and the second filtered resulting data set in response to the client request;
receiving input at the client interface linking a dimension of the second data set with a corresponding dimension of a third column of a third data set of the plurality of data sets comprising a third data structure having one or more columns and one or more rows, wherein the dimension linking the second data set with the third data set is different from the dimension linking the first data set with the second data set;
identifying data elements in rows of the second filtered resulting data set that correspond to the dimension linking the second data set with the third data set;
applying a second indirect filter on the third data set to obtain a third filtered resulting data set specifying columns and rows resulting from applying the second indirect filter, wherein filtering criteria for the second indirect filter comprises the identified data elements in the rows of the second filtered resulting data set;
generating a second client request to perform a second data blend operation on the second filtered resulting data set and the third filtered resulting data set; and
communicating the second client request to a server computer in communication with a database, wherein the server computer is configured to perform the data blend operation on the second filtered resulting data set and the third filtered resulting data set in response to the second client request.

US Pat. No. 10,235,240

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RELIABLE DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE WITH CONTROLLED REDUNDANCY

Acronis International Gmb...

10. A system for data storage, the system comprising:a distributed data storage system including a plurality of nodes arranged in a multilevel tree having at least L levels, wherein the plurality of nodes are geographically distributed data storage modules; and
a processor configured to:
generate a plurality of derivatives from a file using an (n,k) algorithm, wherein the (n,k) algorithm provides that a minimum number k of the derivatives is required to restore the file,
store the derivatives in the plurality of nodes in the plurality of nodes,
determine a rank rl,m indicating a fault tolerance of the file, wherein the rank rl,m represents a number of derivatives available after a failure on at least one level l of the L levels with a number of failed nodes m in the level l,
determine whether the rank rl,m is greater than or equal to the minimum number k,
responsive to determining that the rank rl,m is less than the minimum number k, store at least one of the plurality of derivatives in a different node of the plurality of nodes or store at least one additional derivative from the file in one of the plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,235,141

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SOURCE CODE SUGGESTION TO A USER IN REAL-TIME

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD., (...

1. A method for providing source code suggestion to a user in real-time, the method comprising:mining, by a processor, source code information, pre-stored in a source code repository, to make a system learn in an offline mode;
creating, based on the learning, a reference model, wherein the reference model is created upon parsing and analyzing the source code information by using a machine learning technique, and wherein the reference model storing a plurality of source code blocks and metadata corresponds to each of the plurality of source code blocks upon categorizing the plurality of source code blocks into at least one category;
receiving, by the processor, input lines of code from a user, via a User Interface, in real-time;
determining, by the processor, one or more parameters corresponding to the input lines of code;
mapping, by the processor, the one or more parameters with the metadata corresponding to each of the plurality of source code blocks stored in the reference model, wherein the one or more parameters are mapped with the metadata;
determine a matching score for each of the plurality of source code blocks mapped with the one or more parameters, and wherein the matching score indicates a similarity between the input lines of code and the plurality of source code blocks;
identifying, by the processor, one or more target source code blocks from the plurality of source code blocks, wherein the one or more target source code blocks are identified based on the matching score; and
suggesting, by the processor, at least one target source code block, of the one or more target source code blocks, having a highest score; populating in the input lines of code in accordance with the one or more parameters used by the user in the input lines of code the suggested at least one target source code block;
providing, based upon the populating, the suggested at least one target source code block to a user in real-time;
selecting, by the user, the suggested at least one target source code block and populating, by the processor, the suggested at least one target source code block in the input lines of code of the User Interface.

US Pat. No. 10,235,033

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AMBIANCE SETTINGS IN A BATHING SYSTEM

GECKO ALLIANCE GROUP INC....

1. A computing device suitable for establishing a network connection with a bathing unit system having a set of bathing unit components for allowing a user to manage the bathing unit system, the computing device comprising:a) a display screen;
b) at least one processor in communication with the display screen, the at least one processor being programmed for:
i) receiving data over the network connection, the data originating from the bathing unit system and conveying monitored operational parameters associated with the bathing unit system;
ii) detecting a presence of a specific maintenance due condition in the bathing unit system at least in part by processing the data conveying the monitored operational parameters in combination with reference operational parameters;
iii) generating a graphic user interface (GUI) on the display screen, the GUI configured to display, responsive to detecting the presence of the specific maintenance due condition in the bathing unit system, a notification message conveying the presence of the specific maintenance due condition in the bathing unit system, wherein the notification message conveys a specific maintenance activity that needs to be performed on the bathing unit system.

US Pat. No. 10,234,288

DUAL MODE GYROSCOPE

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A bulk acoustic wave gyroscope comprising:a resonator;
a set of drive electrodes including a pair of opposed drive electrodes;
a set of sense electrodes including a pair of opposed sense electrodes; and
a gyroscope control circuit configured to provide drive signals to the set of drive electrodes to drive the resonator to resonate with two disparate drive modes including a fundamental mode and a compound mode, receive sense signals from the pair of opposed sense electrodes to sense two orthogonal sense modes of the resonator including a sensed fundamental mode and a sensed compound mode, and produce a gyroscope rate output signal based on a weighted sum of the sensed fundamental and compound modes,
wherein the gyroscope control circuit is configured to sense a differential sensed signal across the pair of opposed sense electrodes at a fundamental mode frequency, and to sense a same polarity sensed signal at the pair of opposed sense electrodes at a compound mode frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,234,188

WRINKLE FREE GEOMETRIC OPENING IN A VACUUM INSULATED PANEL

DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LL...

1. A method of manufacturing a vacuum insulated panel, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing an insulated core having a shaped opening defined within the insulated core;
(b) providing a first puck and a second puck;
(c) positioning a first barrier film about a top surface of the insulated core and a second barrier film about a bottom surface of the insulated core;
(d) disposing the first puck within the opening of the insulated core from a first side of the insulated core;
(e) disposing the second puck within the opening of the insulated core from a second side of the insulated core;
(f) evacuating the insulated core;
(g) heat sealing the first barrier film and the second barrier film to thereby seal the insulated core in an evacuated state; and
(h) removing the first puck and the second puck from the opening of the insulated core.

US Pat. No. 10,234,178

FIN AND TUBE-EVAPORATOR WITH MINI-SLAB CIRCUIT EXTENDERS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. An evaporator fora cooling system, comprising:
a slab coil the slab coil having a plurality of refrigerant circuits with each refrigerant circuit being a fin-and-tube assembly that extends across the slab coil;
at least one of the refrigerant circuits having a mini-slab circuit extender that has a fin-and-tube assembly that is disposed across only a portion of the fin-and-tube assembly of that refrigerant circuit; and
the at least one refrigerant circuit that has the mini-slab circuit extender is a cold refrigerant circuit that has a refrigerant circuit temperature that is at least 15° F. less than a refrigerant circuit temperature of that refrigerant circuit of the plurality of refrigerant circuits that has a highest refrigerant circuit temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,233,715

PACKER ASSEMBLY WITH MULTI-MATERIAL INSERTS FOR BLOWOUT PREVENTER

Cameron International Cor...

1. A packer assembly that forms a seal against an object within a blowout preventer, the packer assembly comprising:a body comprising an elastomeric material, wherein the elastomeric material is configured to contact and deform against the object to form the seal;
an insert at least partially embedded within the body, the insert comprising:
a harder material section; and
a softer material section with respect to the harder material section and configured to deform against the object,wherein the softer material section is coupled to the harder material section.

US Pat. No. 10,232,301

FILTER AND FILTER MEDIA HAVING REDUCED RESTRICTION

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP INC...

1. A pleated filter media extending in an axial direction, a transverse direction that is perpendicular to the axial direction, and a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the axial direction and perpendicular to the transverse direction, the pleated filter media comprising:a plurality of pleats comprised of pleat segments extending in the axial direction between first and second axial ends and extending in the transverse direction between first and second sets of pleat tips, the plurality of pleats including a curvilinear portion that joins one of the first and second axial ends to one of the first and second sets of pleat tips.

US Pat. No. 10,231,764

SYSTEM FOR FIXING CERVICAL VERTEBRAE, AN APPARATUS FOR FIXING CERVICAL VERTEBRAE AND A DRIVER USED FOR AN APPARATUS FOR FIXING CERVICAL VERTEBRAE

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for cervical vertebrae, the apparatus comprising a fixing plate having a configuration to be located in proximity with the cervical vertebrae, the fixing plate comprising:at least one screw hole in which a screw has a configuration to be inserted into the cervical vertebrae there-through, and
a sliding cover movable between an open position and a closed position opening and closing the at least one screw, wherein the at least one screw hole comprises a first pair of screw holes and a second pairs of screw holes located in opposite direction from one another,
wherein the sliding cover comprises a first sliding cover and a second sliding cover, and
wherein when the sliding cover is in the closed position, both of the first pair and the second pair of screw holes are entirely covered by the first sliding cover and the second sliding cover, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,238,010

RACKMOUNT APPLIANCE FOR SERVER AND RACK LIQUID MANAGEMENT AND WATER CONTROL POLICY EXECUTION

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

1. A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) comprising:a rack having chassis-receiving bays;
more than one liquid cooled (LC) node containing heat-generating functional components, each LC node configured with a system of conduits to receive cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components;
a liquid control subsystem comprising electrically-actuated control valves to selectively distribute cooling liquid to one or more LC node that each have a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of the rack;
one or more liquid sensors to detect a parameter corresponding to a flow rate associated with the liquid control subsystem; and
a liquid controller communicatively coupled to the electrically-actuated control valves and the one or more liquid sensors that determines a rack-level liquid event based at least in part on the parameter and communicates to any LC node that is affected by the rack-level liquid event.

US Pat. No. 10,238,006

HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A heat dissipating module comprising:a casing having a first positioning side and a second positioning side opposite each other, and the casing comprising a sliding recess located on the first positioning side;
a fan disposed in the casing;
a plurality of blades respectively sliding into the sliding recess and positioned on the first positioning side and the second positioning side; and
at least one locking element passing through the sliding recess to limit the blades from moving out of the sliding recess.

US Pat. No. 10,238,004

CONTROLLER WITH ENHANCED THERMAL PROPERTIES

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHN...

1. An electronics module comprising:a housing comprising: (i) a forced convection chamber including an internal forced convection space; and, (ii) a passive chamber including an internal passive space that is separated from the forced convection space of the forced convection chamber;
said housing further comprising a heat sink access opening that provides access between the forced convection space and the passive space;
at least one fan connected to the housing and adapted to induce forced convection airflow in the forced convection space;
a heat sink connected to the housing, said heat sink comprising: (i) a heat input portion comprising a base located in the passive space of the passive chamber; and, (ii) a heat output portion comprising a plurality of cooling fins located in the forced convection space of the forced convection chamber;
said heat sink installed in said heat sink access opening and blocking airflow between the forced convection space and the passive space through said access opening;
a circuit board assembly located in the passive space and secured to the base of the heat sink, said circuit board assembly comprising a microprocessor die that is thermally engaged with the base the heat sink;
a resilient thermally conductive material located between an outer wall of the heat sink base and said microprocessor die;
a clamping plate secured to the heat sink base, wherein said circuit board assembly is captured between the clamping plate and the outer wall of the heat sink base to secure the circuit board assembly to the heat sink base in the passive space, said heat sink base comprising first and second standoff mounts that project outwardly from the heat sink base and that extend through the circuit board assembly, said clamping plate secured to the first and second standoff mounts to maintain a select standoff distance between the clamping plate and the heat sink base;
a resilient spring located between the clamping plate and the microprocessor die of the circuit board assembly;
wherein said clamping plate exerts a clamping force through said resilient spring on said microprocessor die that maintains said microprocessor die in contact with said thermally conductive resilient material located on the heat sink base, said clamping force exerted only on said microprocessor die.

US Pat. No. 10,237,988

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

16. A method of forming a body of art electronic device, the method comprising:stacking a second glass on art upper surface of a display panel such that the second glass comprises a larger surface area than the display panel and an edge portion of the second glass extends over an edge portion of the display panel; and
stacking a first glass on an upper surface of the second glass such that the first glass comprises a smaller surface area than both of the second glass and the display panel so as to be insertable through an opening of a frame of the body such that an upper surface of the first glass is exposed externally,
wherein the second glass comprises:
a center portion corresponding to a surface of the first glass, and
an edge portion including:
a first area including an outer edge and projecting at a predetermined width externally of the center portion, and
a second area disposed in at least a portion of the first area and projecting from the first area to form the edge portion having the step configuration,
wherein the display member includes a circular active area that displays a screen and a non-active area surrounding the active area,
wherein the non-active area includes a first non-active area where signal lines are arranged and a second non-active area where a circuit portion is arranged,
wherein the first area identically or partially overlaps the first non-active area and, the second area identically or partially overlaps the second non-active area, and
wherein the second area is disposed between the circuit portion and the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,237,984

METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR PRODUCING A MULTILAYER ELEMENT AND MULTILAYER ELEMENT

3D-Micromac AG, (DE)

1. A method of producing a multilayer element with a substrate and at least one conductor structure connected in an areal manner to the substrate, which has first regions of electrically conductive material, which is present in accordance with a prescribed pattern, while electrically non-conductive second regions lie between the first regions comprising:connecting a conductor foil to the substrate such that the conductor foil fully connects to the substrate in the first regions and a partial bonding contact between the substrate and the conductor foil is created at a multiplicity of bonding zones in laterally extended second regions;
structuring the conductor foil by cutting the conductor foil along boundaries of the first regions so that, after cutting, contiguous pieces of foil are still attached to the substrate in the regions of the bonding zones; and
removing contiguous pieces of foil of the conductor foil from the laterally extended second regions by releasing the partial bonding contact between the substrate and the conductor foil;
wherein the conductor foil connects to the substrate by a layer of adhesive lying in between, and
wherein, before connecting the conductor foil to the substrate, in a first partial operation a layer of adhesive is applied to the substrate or the conductor foil over the full surface area in first and second regions, and after that, in a second partial operation, intermediate regions of the layer of adhesive with reduced bonding force or without any bonding force, are thereby created by a post-treatment within the laterally extended second regions between the bonding zones provided.

US Pat. No. 10,237,974

METAL NANOWIRE THIN-FILMS

RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERS...

1. A film comprising a plurality of nanowire bundles, each nanowire bundle comprising a plurality of conductive metal nanowires, the plurality of conductive metal nanowires comprising conductive metal nanowires having cross-sectional diameters between 3 and 5 nm and aspect-ratios of more than 500, wherein the conductive nanowires being a composite of 85-90% gold and 10-15% silver.

US Pat. No. 10,237,967

COOLING ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY OF IMAGING SYSTEM

Analogic Corporation, Pe...

1. An electronics assembly within an imaging system, the electronics assembly comprising:a circuit board assembly through which a signal is configured to be delivered, wherein:
the circuit board assembly defines a heat transfer opening between a first side and a second side, and
the circuit board assembly comprises a dielectric portion and a conductive element;
an electronics component electrically coupled to the first side of the circuit board assembly;
a heat transfer component supporting the electronics component, the heat transfer component comprising:
a base portion coupled to the electronics component and to the circuit board assembly, wherein the base portion contacts the conductive element; and
a heat dissipation portion extending through the heat transfer opening of the circuit board assembly, the heat dissipation portion configured to dissipate heat generated by the electronics component; and
a thermal interface disposed between the electronics component and the base portion of the heat transfer component, the thermal interface configured to transmit heat generated by the electronics component to the heat transfer component.

US Pat. No. 10,237,936

SPLIT DRIVER BACKLIGHT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having a display with a backlight, the backlight comprising:a light-emitting diode; and
a backlight driver having:
a first driver stage coupled to the light-emitting diode and having:
a pulse-width modulation controller; and
a first linear current controller, wherein the first linear current controller comprises:
a first current control transistor having a first source/drain terminal coupled to the light-emitting diode, a second source/drain terminal coupled to a ground voltage via a resistor, and a gate terminal; and
a first digital-to-analog converter having an output terminal coupled to the gate terminal of the first current control transistor; and
a second driver stage coupled to the light-emitting diode and having a second linear current controller.

US Pat. No. 10,237,929

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING SOURCE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC MODULATOR

Sensor Electronic Technol...

15. A device, comprising:a solid-state light source (SSLS) structure including an array of SSLSs, each of the SSLSs including an active p-n junction region for electron-hole pair recombination and light emission therefrom, the active p-n junction region including: a n-type semiconductor layer; a p-type semiconductor layer; and a light generating structure formed between the n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer, and an integrated field-effect transistor (FET) modulator that modulates the SSLS; and
a pulse driver integrated with the SSLS structure to control modulation of the array of SSLSs in the SSLS structure with the corresponding FET modulators, wherein the pulse driver is configured to supply voltage pulses having a pulse amplitude and polarity to turn on and off current flowing through the FET modulator, and wherein the voltage pulses have a pulse duration that is at least two times smaller than a thermal time constant of the SSLS.

US Pat. No. 10,237,921

CYLINDRICAL HEATER

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A heater assembly comprising:a body comprising:
a graphite core configured to define a heating path;
an overcoat layer encapsulating at least a portion of the graphite core; and
at least one slit disposed in the body, the slit configured to cut-off heat transfer between a first portion of the body and a second portion of the body;
a flange disposed at a first end of the body; and
wherein the heating path comprises at least two zones having a variable power density gradient through the length of each zone, where the variable power density gradient of the at least two zones is different from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,237,915

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

TOYOKO KAGAKU CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus for a semiconductor substrate, in which heat treatment can be performed at 1600° C. to 1900° C. by temperature control using a resistance heating element and a thermocouple thermometer, wherein:the resistance heating element and the thermocouple thermometer include a common constituent metal as a main component,
the resistance heating element includes a plurality of bent plate type metal heating elements,
each bent plate type metal heating element includes a top surface, a bottom surface and a single continuous side surface, the single continuous side surface having two to four bent planes that intersect each other and that extend between the top surface and the bottom surface, and
the side surfaces collectively form an approximately tubular polygonal shape in cross section in which each plane faces a center of the approximately tubular polygonal shape and a periphery of the approximately tubular polygonal shape includes the plurality of electrically isolated metal heating elements disposed with a gap between adjacent metal heating elements in a top view of the resistance heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,237,913

BLE NETWORKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL ROLE REVERSAL THEREOF WHILE MOVABLE BETWEEN LOCATIONS

LINK LABS, INC., Annapol...

1. A BLE communications system, comprising:a BLE access point (AP) configured to communicate with a network, in which a physical location of the AP is attributed to a BLE end node (EN) configured to initiate connection with the AP, in response to receipt by the EN of a beacon advertisement message received from the AP that identifies the AP as mobile with respect to positioning thereof,
wherein the location of the AP is attributed to the EN based on messaging of the AP to the network comprising (a) identifying information of the AP inserted into the messaging in response to the EN having initiated connection therewith and (b) positional information collected by the AP, which is indicative of the physical location thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,237,888

SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULED RESOURCE RELEASE PROCEDURE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A method for releasing a semi-persistent scheduled (SPS) resource allocation in a mobile communication system, wherein a user equipment performs the steps of:receiving control signaling via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and
releasing the semi-persistent scheduled resource allocation when the received control signaling includes a modulation and coding scheme field with (i) a New Data Indicator value of 0 and (ii) a modulation coding scheme index associated with an undefined or reserved representation of transport block size.

US Pat. No. 10,237,026

BEAMFORMING FEEDBACK TONE/SUB-CARRIER LOCATION WITHIN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein at least one of the communication interface or the processing circuitry configured to:
receive, via a communication channel and from another wireless communication device, a null data packet (NDP) sounding frame that includes a plurality of long training fields (LTFs) and a plurality of pilots at predetermined locations;
identify a set of feedback sub-carrier locations based on a sub-carrier or tone grouping factor and a communication channel bandwidth of a plurality of communication channel bandwidths specified within a NDP announcement frame that is received before the NDP sounding frame;
process the NDP sounding frame to generate beamforming feedback by estimating the communication channel for each sub-carrier location within the set of feedback sub-carrier locations; and
transmit, via the communication channel, a beamforming feedback frame to the another wireless communication device that includes estimates of the communication channel for each sub-carrier location within the set of feedback sub-carrier locations.

US Pat. No. 10,236,764

SNUBBER CIRCUITS FOR POWER CONVERTERS

Astec International Limit...

1. A power converter for converting an input power at an input of the converter to an output power at an output of the converter, the power converter comprising:a power conversion circuit including a switching device coupled to a reference potential, and an inductance coupled to the switching device; and
a snubber circuit coupled to the power conversion circuit, the snubber circuit including a snubber switching device, a capacitance coupled to the snubber switching device, and an auxiliary inductance coupled to the inductance of the power conversion circuit and the snubber switching device, the snubber switching device and the capacitance coupled across the switching device of the power conversion circuit, the capacitance adapted to store leakage energy output from the power conversion circuit and discharge at least a portion of the stored leakage energy via the snubber switching device.

US Pat. No. 10,236,597

SPRING TERMINAL CONTACT FOR CONTACT-CONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS, CONDUCTOR CONNECTION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SPRING TERMINAL CONTACT

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A spring terminal contact for contact-connection of electrical conductors, the spring terminal contact comprising:at least one busbar;
at least one clamping spring that has a resting limb, a spring bend adjoining the resting limb, and a clamping limb adjoining the spring bend, the clamping limb having a clamping section at a free end;
at least one frame part extending away from the at least one busbar, the at least one frame part having two side webs spaced apart from one another, the side webs having transverse webs connecting to one another and a conductor passage opening formed by the side webs and the transverse webs; and
at least one integrally formed wing arranged on at least one of the side webs,
wherein the at least one clamping spring is secured to the at least one busbar by the resting limb of the at least one clamping spring resting on a transverse web and/or a holding element of the at least one busbar such that the clamping section acts under a spring force of the at least one clamping spring in a direction of the at least one busbar such that a clamping point for firmly clamping the electrical conductor is formed between the clamping section and the at least one busbar, and
wherein the two side webs extend directly from a same side edge of the at least one busbar, such that the two side webs extend in a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,236,488

BATTERY PACK

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A battery pack, comprising a battery box, a battery module and a liquid cooling pipe are arranged inside the battery box, the liquid cooling pipe is arranged at bottom of the battery module, characterized in that: a moisture absorbing area is arranged inside the battery box and the moisture absorbing area is configured to absorb inner moisture of the battery box,wherein a flow converging plate is arranged in the battery box and the flow converging plate is fixedly connected with a box side plate of the battery box, and
wherein an accumulated liquid absorbing area is arranged in the battery box and the accumulated liquid absorbing area is arranged at a bottom of the flow converging plate, liquid and moisture absorbing material adopted in the accumulated liquid absorbing area has certain saturability, and the accumulated liquid absorbing area and the flow converging plate cooperate to aggregate condensation water and cooling liquid leaked from the liquid cooling pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,236,239

APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE INCLUDING A MULTILAYER PACKAGE SUBSTRATE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first heat sink comprising: a first side and a second side, the entire first side being disposed over an upper surface of a multilayer package substrate, and the second side comprising a plurality of electrically conductive pedestals disposed thereon, the first heat sink being configured to connect to a plurality of semiconductor devices and to provide an electrical ground for the semiconductor devices, wherein each of the electrically conductive pedestals is configured to connect to one of the semiconductor devices, the multilayer package substrate comprising: at least one dielectric layer having the upper surface; a second heat sink comprising a first electrically conductive layer disposed in a first layer; a second electrically conductive layer disposed in a third layer; and a via disposed in a second layer, the via electrically connecting the first electrically conductive layer and the second electrically conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,235,798

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING SHADOWS FOR A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

MZ IP Holdings, LLC, Pal...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating a digital image of a virtual environment;
providing a depth buffer for the digital image, the depth buffer comprising a depth value for each pixel in the digital image;
rendering a first shadow in a first region of the digital image,
wherein rendering the first shadow comprises:
adjusting colors and depth values for pixels in the first region,
wherein the adjusted depth values comprise an indication that shading has been applied to pixels in the first region; and
rendering a second shadow in a second region that partially overlaps the first region,
wherein rendering the second shadow comprises:
identifying a shadow rendering region to be within the second region but outside the first region, based on the indication that shading has been applied to pixels in the first region; and
adjusting colors and depth values for pixels in the shadow rendering region.

US Pat. No. 10,235,308

WRITE ENABLE CIRCUIT, ACCESS SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER UNIT

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

3. An analog-to-digital converter unit comprising a bus control unit connected to an external unit, an arithmetic processing unit to perform data processing, and an arithmetic unit to hold digital data obtained by analog-to-digital conversion, and having a normal access mode in which the digital data are temporarily written into the arithmetic processing unit and then written into the bus control unit and a high-speed access mode in which the digital data are written directly into the bus control unit, the analog-to-digital converter unit comprising:a logical OR circuit to perform an OR operation of a normal access signal indicating that now is in the normal access mode and a high-speed access signal indicating that now is in the high-speed access mode, which are outputted by the arithmetic processing unit, and output a result of the OR operation to the bus control unit;
a first logic circuit to input a read signal from the arithmetic processing unit to the bus control unit only when the arithmetic processing unit asserts the normal access signal;
a second logic circuit to input a write signal from the arithmetic processing unit to the bus control unit only when the arithmetic processing unit asserts the normal access signal;
an address coincidence determining circuit provided in the arithmetic unit to output a write enable signal from the arithmetic unit when a predetermined address for a memory of the bus control unit coincides with an address designated by the arithmetic processing unit; and
a third logic circuit to input the write enable signal to the bus control unit only when the arithmetic processing unit asserts the high-speed access signal.

US Pat. No. 10,233,030

COMPONENT STORAGE MEMBER AND STORAGE METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A storage method of storing a component in a component storage member provided with a storage recess shaped corresponding to the component that is a target for storage, the storage method comprising:holding the component with a component holding tool, the component being loaded on a loading stand in a state with a specified surface being contacted;
pivoting the component held by the component holding tool by 90 degrees in a vertical direction using a pivoting mechanism of the component holding tool;
contacting the specified surface of the component held by the component holding tool against a contacting member, the contacting member being perpendicular to a bottom surface of the storage recess of the component storage member; and
storing the component in the storage recess with the specified surface facing up after rotating the component 90 degrees due to its own weight by releasing the holding of the component by the component holding tool in a state with the contacting section contacting the specified surface such that the component falls along at least a portion of a surface from the contacting member to the bottom surface of the storage recess.

US Pat. No. 10,232,507

WAIST STRUCTURE AND HUMANOID ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A waist structure for connecting a trunk structure to leg structures of a humanoid robot, the waist structure comprising:a support assembly located between the trunk structure and the leg structures;
a waist servo mounted on the support assembly and a pair of first-stage leg servos; and
a transmission connected between the waist servo and the first-stage leg servos to enable the waist servo to drive the first-stage leg servos to rotate, the waist servo being configured to connect the trunk structure to the support assembly, and the first-stage leg servos being configured to connect the support assembly to the leg structures;
wherein the waist servo comprises an output shaft connected to the transmission; each of the first-stage leg servos comprises a connecting end; the transmission comprises a first connecting member and a second connecting member securely mounted on the connecting ends, a first transmission member mounted on the output shaft and connected to the first connecting member, and a second transmission member driven by the first transmission member to rotate and connected to the second connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,238,003

HEATED COVER FOR MOUNTED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Gamber-Johnson LLC, Stev...

1. A system comprising:a support for an electronic device;
a cover for surrounding the support, the cover including
a first portion defining a back of the cover to be positioned behind the support, the first portion including at least one aperture;
a second portion defining a front of the cover, the second portion defining therein a cavity sized and configured such that when connected to the first portion about an outer periphery of the second portion, the cavity encloses the support;
wherein the second portion is pivotable relative to the first portion between a closed position, in which the outer periphery of the second portion is connected to the first portion, and an open position, in which at least part of the outer periphery of the second portion is spaced apart from the first portion;
wherein the second portion includes an outer wall having an opening therein, and a translucent material covering the opening for viewing the electronic device through the cover when the second portion is in the closed position; and
a heating element positioned within a pocket formed in to the second portion and operable to heat the cavity, wherein the second portion includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall spaced from and parallel to the first sidewall, and a third wall interconnecting the first and second sidewalls, the pocket extending at least partially on to each of the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the third wall;
a mounting member coupled to the support and extending through the at least one aperture in the first portion of the cover; and
a structure to which the support, the cover, and the mounting member are secured, wherein the mounting member secures the support and the cover to the structure by extending from the support, through the at least one aperture in the first portion of the cover, and into engagement with the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,237,999

CONFIGURABLE NODE EXPANSION SPACE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus for expanding the functionality of a computer, the apparatus comprising:a first electronic assembly that attaches to a computer rack assembly, the first electronic assembly including:
a first portion that extends into a rear portion of the computer rack assembly, the first portion including a first set of liquid interconnects that couple to a liquid manifold included in the rear portion of the computer rack assembly and provides cooling liquid;
a second portion that includes an expansion space with a front electrical connector and a second set of liquid interconnects; and
a locking clip included in the expansion space to secure the first electronic assembly to a front portion of the computer rack assembly when a second electronic assembly is inserted into the expansion space; and
the second electronic assembly to connect to the front electrical connector to be accessible from the front portion of the computer rack assembly, the second electronic assembly including a hot-plug compatible electrical interconnect for connecting circuits on the first electronic assembly to the second electronic assembly, wherein the second electronic assembly expands a functionality of the first electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,237,971

WIRING BOARD ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A wiring board assembly comprising:a flexible printed wiring board comprising:
an insulating substrate comprising a first through-hole; and
a wiring pattern provided on the insulating substrate and extending to a peripheral edge of the first through-hole, wherein the wiring pattern comprises:
a first wiring pattern provided on a first main surface of the insulating substrate; and
a second wiring pattern provided on a second main surface of the insulating substrate;
a metal reinforcing plate attached to the flexible printed wiring board and facing the first through-hole, wherein the insulating substrate further comprises a second through-hole of which a second inner wall surface is not covered with the solder connection portion;
a communication path that communicates between the first through-hole and the second through-hole and that is interposed between the flexible printed wiring board and the metal reinforcing plate; and
a solder connection portion covering a first inner wall surface of the first through-hole and electrically connecting the first wiring pattern and the second wiring pattern to the metal reinforcing plate, wherein
the solder connection portion prevents the first through-hole and the second through-hole from communicating with each other via the communication path,
the metal reinforcing plate comprises a region that faces the first through hole and is partially exposed from the solder connection portion,
the insulating substrate, the first wiring pattern, and the second wiring pattern are exposed on the first inner wall surface, and
the solder connection portion contacts the exposed insulating substrate, the exposed first wiring pattern, and the exposed second wiring pattern that constitute the first inner wall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,237,970

BENDING METHOD FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method of making a bendable printed circuit board comprising:placing a plated wire, on at least one solder pad disposed on each of the sections;
soldering the plated wire to the at least one solder pad on each of the sections; and
after the soldering, removing a predetermined amount of substrate within a circuit board to define a weakened portion dividing the circuit board into a first and second section.

US Pat. No. 10,237,968

ELECTROOPTICAL APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

2. An electrooptical apparatus comprising:a substrate including a displaying portion displaying an image, a display control circuit for driving the displaying portion, a first terminal group, and a second terminal group;
a first flexible substrate connected to the first terminal group;
a second flexible substrate connected to the second terminal group, the first flexible substrate and the second flexible substrate being sequentially disposed from the displaying portion on the substrate;
a first signal wiring that supplies video signal and that is electrically connected between the first terminal group and the display control circuit; and
a second signal wiring that supplies video signal and that is electrically connected between the second terminal group and the display control circuit, wherein
a resistance of the first signal wiring and a resistance of the second signal wiring are equal to each other, and
the second signal wiring is disposed between two terminals adjacent to each other in the first terminal group.

US Pat. No. 10,237,962

VARIABLE FREQUENCY EXCITATION PLASMA DEVICE FOR THERMAL AND NON-THERMAL TISSUE EFFECTS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A plasma system comprising:a plasma instrument including:
an elongated body defining a lumen therethrough;
a first electrode and a second electrode; and
a slide switch for varying a frequency of supplied energy;
an ionizable media source in fluid communication with the lumen and configured to supply ionizable media thereto; and
a variable frequency energy source including a controller, the variable frequency energy source adapted to be coupled to the first and second electrodes and configured to supply energy to the first and second electrodes sufficient to ignite ionizable media supplied by the ionizable media source to generate a plasma effluent,
wherein the energy is an excitation waveform including a plurality of cycles,
wherein a frequency of the excitation waveform is adjustable to a first frequency at which the plasma effluent is at a first temperature for non-thermal treatment of tissue and a second frequency, higher than the first frequency, at which the plasma effluent is at a second temperature, higher than the first temperature, for thermal treatment of tissue, and
wherein the frequency is configured to be adjusted by the controller on a cycle-by-cycle basis.

US Pat. No. 10,237,955

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE, REMOTE CONTROL TAIL COVER COMPONENT AND FLASHLIGHT

1. A remote control tail cover component, comprising a remote control device, a control unit and a tail cover; the control unit is arranged in the tail cover and is connected with an external power supply and an external light emitting element; the remote control device comprises a remote control shell, and a control element and a remote control battery which are arranged in the remote control shell;the remote control shell is provided with a first magnetic charging device which is electrically connected to the remote control battery via the control element; the tail cover is provided with a second magnetic charging device which is matched with the first magnetic charging device; the second magnetic charging device is connected with the external power supply via the control unit; the control element is in wireless signal connection with the control unit;
when the first magnetic charging device and the second magnetic charging device come into contact with each other, through the first magnetic charging device and the second magnetic charging device, it is respectively implemented in different time intervals in a periodic way to charge the remote control battery by the external power supply and carry out data matching between the control unit and the control element.

US Pat. No. 10,237,942

METHOD OF ILLUMINATING ORNAMENT BY DETERMINING IF THE ORNAMENT IS LOCATED INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

Jenesis International Inc...

1. A method of illuminating n ornament comprising an electronic control circuit including a timer, a light sensing device and a light emitting device, wherein said timer is capable of activating said light emitting device at a selected start time each day and then deactivating said light emitting device after a selected elapsed amount of time, said method comprising the steps of:determining whether or not the ornament is located outdoors with said control circuit utilizing an input from said light sensing device;
detecting when a sunset has occurred with said control circuit by utilizing an input from said light sensing device;
activating said light emitting device in a first mode of operation when it is determined the ornament is not located outdoors, wherein said first mode uses said timer to activate said light emitting device at said selected start time each day and then deactivates said light emitting device after said selected elapsed amount of time;
activating said light emitting device in a second mode of operation when it is determined the ornament is located outdoors, wherein said second mode activates said light emitting device when said sunset occurs and then deactivates said light emitting device after a selected amount of time; and,
determining a previous night period of time and wherein said selected elapsed amount of time is equal to a fraction of said previous night period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,237,930

POWER SUPPLY FOR DEEP DIMMING LIGHT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A power supply for supplying a combination of a light circuit and a capacitor circuit, the power supply comprisinga first induction circuit for receiving a first amount of power from a source circuit,
a second induction circuit inductively coupled to the first induction circuit and connected to the combination for providing a second amount of power to the combination,
a control circuit serially connected between the second induction circuit and the combination for controlling the second amount of power, and
a trigger circuit having an input connected to the second induction circuit for detecting a voltage signal present at the second induction circuit for bringing the control circuit into a first mode having a first duration equal to a time-interval, the control circuit being configured to, in the first mode, guide a supplying current signal for supplying the combination and subsequently a discharging current signal for reducing a charge of the capacitor circuit, and to, in a second mode of the control circuit, prevent the flowing of the discharging current signal.

US Pat. No. 10,237,895

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIATING COMMUNICATIONS ON A SHARED CHANNEL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing random access in a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving system information indicating a group of identifiers (IDs) and information indicative of a time period for receiving a downlink signal on a downlink channel in response to a first uplink signal;
identifying a first ID from among the group of the IDs;
transmitting the first uplink signal corresponding to the selected first ID for random access to a base station;
checking the downlink channel during the time period, the time period beginning after a predetermined time duration from the transmitting of the first uplink signal;
determining whether the downlink signal in response to the first uplink signal is received on the downlink channel in the time period, the downlink signal comprising a second ID and a third ID; and
transmitting a second uplink signal including the third ID, in response to the downlink signal being received in the time period and the second ID is equal to the first ID.

US Pat. No. 10,237,824

POWER EFFICIENT NETWORKING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A device comprising:at least one processor circuit configured to:
identify a time to enter a low power state;
transmit, prior to the identified time, transmission parameters to a network coordinator device for a network of devices, the transmission parameters being associated with a transmission from at least one of the devices to the device;
enter the low power state at the identified time; and
upon exiting the low power state, receive the transmission from the at least one of the devices based at least in part on the transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,237,371

CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL CONTENT

Intellectual Ventures II ...

1. A method implemented by a client device, the method comprising:receiving, by the client device, an actuation of a user interface provided on the client device, wherein the client device is associated with one or more client variables defining an environment of the client device;
transmitting, from the client device to a server, an indication of the actuation; and
receiving, by the client device from the server, a packaged updated version of the user interface, wherein the packaged updated version of the user interface is based, at least in part, on both (1) an environment of the client device that is determined, at least in part, using the transmitted indication of the actuation as processed at the server by an invoked application component, and (2) interim data representing results of the invoked application component.

US Pat. No. 10,237,139

CROSS-LAYER LINK DISCOVERY

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a controller, the controller comprising a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive port probing information associated with a port probing initiated for a first port of a first network element configured for communication at a first communication layer;
receive port activity information indicative of port activity at a second port of a second network element configured for communication at a second communication layer different than the first communication layer; and
identify, based on correlation of the port probing information and the port activity information, a cross-layer link connecting the first port and the second port.

US Pat. No. 10,236,998

INTERFERENCE-CANCELLATION-BASED CCA ADJUSTMENT

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A central controller, comprising:an I/O interface configured to couple to a plurality of radio heads, each radio head comprising at least one antenna and at least one transceiver; and
a channel evaluator configured to:
perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) on a communication channel shared by the plurality of radio heads in response to a first radio head of the plurality of radio heads receiving a request-to-send (RTS) frame from an external device,
upon determining that a second radio head of the plurality of radio heads is transmitting wireless signals, determine whether interference from the second radio head on the first radio head can be cancelled from signals received at the first radio head by the central controller such that energy received at the first radio head satisfies a CCA threshold, and
upon determining the CCA threshold is satisfied, instructing the first radio head to transmit a clear-to-send (CTS) frame to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,236,660

SUBMOUNT, OPTICAL TRANSMITTER MODULE, OPTICAL MODULE, OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. A submount which has a mounting surface on which three or more semiconductor lasers including a first semiconductor laser and a second semiconductor laser are arranged in a first direction, the submount comprising:a heat generator configured to increase the temperatures of the three or more semiconductor lasers,
wherein, where the heat generator generates heat, a first heat of the heat absorbed by the first semiconductor laser disposed at one end along the first direction is larger than a second heat of the heat absorbed by the second semiconductor laser disposed to be adjacent to the first semiconductor laser on the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,236,489

END PLATE OF BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY MODULE

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. An end plate of a battery module, comprising a panel, an elastic member and a buffer plate, wherein the panel and the buffer plate are stacked, a supporting hole is defined in the buffer plate, the supporting hole is a through hole along a thickness direction of the buffer plate, the elastic member is filled in the supporting hole, and an end of the elastic member abuts against the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,235,464

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOMMENDING HASHTAGS

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for recommending hashtags, the method comprising:determining one or more keywords from a post planned for publishing by a publisher, the post associated with an entity;
identifying an input criteria separate from the post planned for publishing, the input criteria comprising at least one of age group, geographical location, date range, or name of a business competitor;
composing a query comprising the one or more keywords and the input criteria;
sending the query to an API of a social networking application;
obtaining, from the social networking application, previous posts associated with the one or more keywords and satisfying the input criteria;
determining, using machine learning, previous posts having positive sentiment for the one or more keywords;
determining, using machine learning, previous posts having negative sentiment for the one or more keywords; and
determining, using machine learning, previous posts having negative sentiment for the one or more keywords when the one or more keywords are used for the entity but having positive sentiment when the one or more keywords are used for some other entity;
for each of the previous posts having positive sentiment for the one or more keywords, the previous posts having negative sentiment for the one or more keywords, and the previous posts having negative sentiment for the one or more keywords when the one or more keywords are used for the entity but having positive sentiment when the one or more keywords are used for the some other entity:
determining hashtags used in the previous posts;
ranking the hashtags based on predefined criteria; and
recommending the hashtags, based on ranking, to the publisher for use with the post planned for publishing.

US Pat. No. 10,234,772

OVERLAY ERROR CORRECTION

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A system to manufacture an electronic device, comprising:a processing chamber;
a processor coupled to the processing chamber; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the processor having a first configuration to control determining a first calibration curve for a first wafer comprising a first layer on a substrate, the first calibration curve representing a local parameter change as a function of a first treatment parameter associated with a wafer exposure to a light, the processor having a second configuration to control measuring the local parameter of the first wafer, the processor having a third configuration to control determining a first overlay error based on the local parameter, and the processor having a fourth configuration to control computing a first treatment map based on the first calibration curve to correct the first overlay error for the first wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,234,333

TEMPERATURE SENSING DRAIN COVER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A drain cover device comprising;a substantially circular top cover having a central domed portion surrounded by a peripheral ring portion; and
a base housing contained within the top cover and including a temperature sensor and an indicator;
wherein the temperature sensor extends through an aperture in the central domed portion of the top cover.

US Pat. No. 10,233,990

COMPOSITE COATING FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION DAMPING AND BRAKE PAD HAVING SUCH A COATING

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. A coating on a substrate, comprising:a first bonding layer that includes an epoxy material;
a second bonding layer that includes the epoxy material; and
a composite layer that is disposed between the first and second of bonding layers, and that includes a mixture of a rubber material and particles of a secondary material, wherein a nominal size of the particles of the secondary material is less than or equal to half of a nominal size of particles of the rubber material.

US Pat. No. 10,233,038

CARTON UNLOADER WITH SELF-ALIGNING INTERFACE

Intelligrated Headquarter...

6. An interface for interfacing an unloader conveyor mounted on a robotic carton unloader to an extendable conveyor, the extendable conveyor is configured to receive cartons being unloaded by the robotic carton unloader, the interface comprising:a positional measurement device mounted on the robotic carton unloader, wherein the positional measurement device is engageable with the extendable conveyor to provide positional information about the extendable conveyor relative to the positional measurement device;
a carton alignment interface comprising rear guides attached to the robotic carton unloader, the rear guides configured to guide unloaded cartons exiting the unloader conveyor onto the extendable conveyor; and
a control unit, comprising a processor, wherein the control unit is operatively attached to the robotic carton unloader and to the positional measurement device and wherein the control unit is further communicably connected to the extendable conveyor to calculate and coordinate movements of the extendable conveyor relative to movements of the robotic carton unloader so as to position the extendable conveyor to receive the unloaded cartons off of the unloader conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,232,521

PUMP FOR A LIQUID DISPENSING HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A liquid dispensing unit for a hair removal device comprising:first and second connectors, the first and second connectors each having a respective one of first and second valves;
a resilient tube having an outer surface, the resilient tube disposed between the first and second connectors, the resilient tube having a bend; and
an actuator aligned with the resilient tube, the actuator consisting of a single button and having an inner surface contacting the outer surface of the resilient tube, such that said bend of said resilient tube curves at where said inner surface of said actuator contacts the outer surface of said resilient tube, wherein the resilient tube has a neutral position with both said valves closed and a second position with one of said valves opened and the other of said valves closed, wherein the first valve opens and the second valve is closed upon depressing the actuator radially to compress the resilient tube and the second valve opens and the first valve is closed upon releasing the actuator to allow the resilient tube to return to a non compressed state.

US Pat. No. 10,237,993

INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Jordan Michael Dwight Gai...

1. An information display system comprising:a. an information display carrier;
b. a mounting panel comprising:
i. a first surface defining a first side;
ii. a second surface defining a second side; and
iii. at least one first electrical conductor
the mounting panel adapted to support the information display carrier on the first side;
c. at least one second electrical conductor disposed on the second side and spaced apart from the second surface; and
d. the information display carrier comprising:
i. a body
ii. a first carrier electrical conductor comprising a first electrical terminal;
iii. a second carrier electrical conductor comprising a second electrical terminal, the second electrical terminal comprising a distal end; and
iv. a mount for selective engagement with the mounting panel to locate the body on the first side of the mounting panel, the mount comprising the first electrical terminal, the first electrical terminal electrically contacting the first electrical conductor when the mount is in engagement with the mounting panelwherein when the information display carrier is mounted to and supported by the mounting panel with the mount in engagement with the mounting panelthe first electrical terminal is in electrical contact with the at least one first electrical conductor; and
the second electrical terminal extends through an opening in the mounting panel and the distal end is in electrical contact with the at least one second electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,237,987

BEAM BAR SNAP IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first housing structure;
a second housing structure;
electronic components that are completely enclosed within the first and second housing structures; and
a snap assembly for attaching the first housing structure to the second housing structure, wherein the snap assembly includes:
a post coupled to the first housing structure;
a protrusion extending from the end of the post; and
a beam bar coupled to the second housing structure, wherein the beam bar engages with the protrusion, wherein the beam bar is configured to deflect when the protrusion passes by the beam bar, and wherein the first housing structure is completely separable from the second housing structure when beam bar is not engaged with the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,237,985

METHOD OF PATTERNING A METAL ON A TRANSPARENT CONDUCTOR

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method of patterning a conductive laminate, comprising:coating a transparent conducting oxide layer on a substrate;
sputtering a tie layer on the transparent conducting oxide layer;
sputtering a first metallic layer on the tie layer;
plating a second metallic layer on the first metallic layer to form a conductive laminate on the substrate;
selectively removing the conductive laminate using a first photoresist layer applied to the second metallic layer to form a conductive pattern on the substrate; and
selectively removing at least a portion of the conductive pattern using a second photoresist layer applied to the conductive pattern to form a patterned transparent conducting oxide layer in electrical contact with the conductive laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,237,920

PANE ARRANGEMENT HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY HEATABLE BAFFLE PLATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane arrangement having an electrically heatable baffle plate, comprising:a pane with an enclosure on the inner side of the pane;
a radiation receiver and/or a radiation source, which is/are turned toward the pane within the enclosure such that a beam path of electromagnetic radiation passes through a predefined region of the pane;
a baffle plate, which is arranged within the enclosure and below the beam path; and
an electrically heatable area in the baffle plate, which directly heats the predefined region by thermal radiation,
wherein the baffle plate has, outside the electrically heatable area, an electrical heating element, and
wherein the electrically heatable area is heatable by thermal conduction.

US Pat. No. 10,237,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING WITH CONTROLLED SMART DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

XIAOMI INC., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for connecting with a controlled smart device, comprising:determining, by a mobile terminal, a plurality of wireless communication schemes supported by hardware of the mobile terminal;
sending a network probe signal for each of the determined plurality of wireless communication schemes;
determining some of the determined plurality of wireless communication schemes as the wireless communication schemes each of which allows connecting with the controlled smart device when receiving a feedback that the network probe signal is successfully sent;
obtaining, by the mobile terminal, wireless communication schemes, each of which allows connecting with the controlled smart device currently;
determining, by the mobile terminal, a first wireless communication scheme with a highest priority among the wireless communication schemes, according to priorities corresponding respectively to the wireless communication schemes; and
sending, by the mobile terminal, a connecting request to the controlled smart device, by adopting the first wireless communication scheme with the highest priority.