US Pat. No. 10,259,031

DIE CUSHION DEVICE OF PRESS MACHINE

Aida Engineering, Ltd., ...

1. A die cushion device of a press machine comprising:a plurality of cushion pads;
a plurality of die cushion force generators that supports the plurality of respective cushion pads, and that is capable of independently moving up and down the plurality of respective cushion pads as well as independently generating die cushion force for each of the cushion pads; and
a die cushion controller that controls the plurality of die cushion force generators to independently move up and down the plurality of respective cushion pads as well as to independently generate die cushion force for each of the cushion pads,
wherein the plurality of cushion pads has a common die cushion stroke,
wherein the die cushion controller includes only one die cushion controller to control the plurality of respective cushion pads as one cushion pad,
wherein the die cushion device further comprises a plurality of cushion pad position detectors that detects cushion pad positions of the plurality of respective cushion pads,
wherein the die cushion controller includes a die cushion position controller that includes a die cushion position commanding device that outputs a common die cushion position command, and a plurality of position control compensators that controls the plurality of respective die cushion force generators to independently move up and down each of the plurality of cushion pads, on the basis of the common die cushion position command outputted from the die cushion position commanding device, and cushion pad positions detected by the plurality of respective cushion pad position detectors,
wherein two or more of the die cushion force generators are arranged for each of the plurality of cushion pads,
wherein the plurality of cushion pad position detectors corresponding to the plurality of respective die cushion force generators is provided to detect each of positions of two or more of the die cushion force generators, arranged for each of the plurality of cushion pads, or detect a die cushion position near each of the positions, and
wherein the plurality of position control compensators corresponding to the plurality of respective die cushion force generators is provided to control the plurality of respective die cushion force generators to independently move up and down each of the plurality of cushion pads, on the basis of the common die cushion position command outputted from the die cushion position commanding device, and a die cushion position detected by a corresponding cushion pad position detector in the plurality of cushion pad position detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,263,532

MULTIPLE POWER SOURCES FOR A SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER CONTROLLER

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first power supply having a first source follower transistor to conduct a start-up current for a controller and supply an operating voltage for the controller; and
a second power supply having a second source follower transistor to conduct a steady-state operational current for the controller and supply an operating voltage from a supply node for the controller, wherein a source of the first source follower transistor and a source of the second source follower transistor are coupled to the supply node and, during operation of the apparatus, when the source of the second source follower transistor is biased with the operating voltage at the supply node to cause the second source follower transistor to turn ON, the second source follower transistor changes the operating voltage and the change in the operating voltage at the supply node causes the first source follower transistor to automatically turn OFF.

US Pat. No. 10,264,640

PHASE-CUT DIMMER DEVICE AND METHOD OF PHASE-CUT DIMMING FOR A LIGHTING UNIT CONTROLLED BY A ROCKER-TYPE USER INTERFACE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A device, comprising:a bidirectional triode thyristor configured to supply an AC input voltage to one or more lighting units when the bidirectional triode thyristor is triggered;
a triggering circuit configured to trigger the bidirectional triode thyristor, the triggering circuit including a variable resistance element, wherein a resistance of the variable resistance element sets a triggering time during each half cycle of a period of the AC input voltage when the bidirectional triode thyristor is triggered; and
a controller configured to receive a dimming input signal from a reference-free user interface in response to a user interaction with the reference-free user interface, wherein the controller is further configured in response to the dimming input signal to produce at least one electrical signal and to supply the at least one electrical signal to the variable resistance element to control the resistance of the variable resistance element to set the triggering time for triggering the bidirectional triode thyristor so as to control a light output by the one or more lighting units in response to the dimming input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,262,527

COMMISSIONING OF REMOTELY MANAGED INTELLIGENT LIGHTING DEVICES

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An apparatus adapted to perform an at least partially automated commissioning of a lighting device at installation, comprising:a wireless interface configured to communicate over a pre-existing public wireless network, pre-existing at said installation;
a positioning module configured to determine a location of the lighting device;
a local control module disposed within the lighting device and executing code stored on a storage device incorporated in the lighting device, as part of said commissioning, to determine the location of the lighting device using the positioning module, to automatically retrieve an identifier of the lighting device, and to transmit commissioning information to a register of a lighting management system by transmitting the commissioning information over said pre-existing public wireless network via said wireless interface, the commissioning information comprising the identifier of the lighting device along with the location of the lighting device as determined using said positioning module; and
a subscriber identity module in the lighting device for storing a first security data element arranged to be used to authenticate the apparatus to the public wireless network,
a unique identity module in the lighting device for storing a second security data element arranged to be used to authenticate the apparatus to the lighting management system,
wherein the transmission of the commissioning information over said pre-existing public wireless network is the first communication performed by the local control module upon installation by a given user at a given site, before communicating externally via any other means.

US Pat. No. 10,264,516

NETWORK DISCOVERY WITH TOUCHLINK OPTION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A wireless touchlink target device for controlling network and device discovery in a ZigBee Light Link network, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate a network discovery search scan over a plurality of different channels in order to transmit a beacon request command from said device on each of said plurality of different channels and wait for a beacon response during a first duration on each of said plurality of different channels, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to perform network discovery for obtaining a Medium Access Control association, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate, during said network discovery search scan, at least one intermittent switch to a device discovery listening mode in which said wireless touchlink target device listens on a predetermined channel for a second duration to allow receipt of a scan request command for device discovery by a touchlink initiator device, and wherein said wireless touchlink target device is configured to allow the one intermittent switch to be in device discovery listening mode while simultaneously performing said network discovery search scan over a single continuous period.

US Pat. No. 10,264,435

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT INDICATORS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A resource restricted user-operated device providing control commands over a wireless acknowledgement-based communication network to a destination device upon actuation by a user wherein the resource restricted user-operated device receives user input to trigger a user-perceivable reaction of the user-operated device or a system controlled by it, the resource restricted user-operated device comprising:a detector configured to detect an actuation pattern of the user-operated device upon actuation of a user;a processing unit, wherein the processing unit is configured to:compare the detected actuation pattern with a predetermined pattern;
generate an acknowledgement indicator for transmission to the wireless acknowledgement-based communication network indicative of a successful or unsuccessful transmission of a previously sent control command to the destination device in dependence of a comparison result of the actuation pattern with the predetermined pattern; and
wherein the detector comprises a capacitor adapted to store energy harvested during actuation of the user-operated device by a user and to discharge at a predetermined rate; wherein the detector is further adapted to determine a residual charge in the capacitor upon actuation by a user; and wherein the processing unit is further configured to generate the acknowledgement indicator in dependence of a value of the residual charge.

US Pat. No. 10,263,510

DC/DC RESONANT CONVERTERS AND POWER FACTOR CORRECTION USING RESONANT CONVERTERS, AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHODS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An AC/DC PFC converter, comprising:an AC input;
a rectifier;
a half bridge inverter comprising a first switch and a second switch, wherein a first output is defined from a node between the switches;
a self-oscillating resonant circuit coupled to the first output and having a second output for providing a converter output voltage or current and wherein the self-oscillating resonant circuit is arranged for providing an electrical feedback parameter; and
a self-oscillating control circuit for generating a gate drive signal for controlling the switching of the first switch and second switch in dependence on the electrical feedback parameter in order to control the converter output voltage or current, wherein a high gate drive signal turns on one switch and turns off the other switch and a low gate drive signal turns off the one switch and turns on the other switch, wherein the control circuit comprises:
an input for receiving a threshold value for the electrical feedback parameter;
an output circuit for generating the gate drive signal based on a comparison of the electrical feedback parameter with the threshold in a first mode; and
a timeout circuit arranged to provide a restart signal for restarting switching of the gate drive in a second mode wherein the electrical feedback parameter fails to achieve the desired threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,261,770

INSTALL FILE SIZE OPTIMIZATION AND INSTALLATION VERIFICATION SYSTEM

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A method comprising:automatically analyzing an environment of an user computing device by accessing configuration settings of the user computing device;
detecting, using a template file stored at an installation server, a configuration value in the configuration settings of the user computing device;
in response to the detecting of the configuration value, updating a first manifest by removing a first one of a plurality of software component identifiers in the first manifest, wherein the first manifest identifies the plurality of software components;
generating, by the installation server using a scripting template, a set of instructions corresponding to a task sequence, wherein the set of instructions cause the installation server to:
automatically de-install from a software stack of the installation server the plurality of software components with a lower version number identified as residing on the first manifest; and
automatically install to the software stack of the installation server the software components with a higher version number residing on the updated first manifest;
wherein the configuration settings received as an input to the scripting template are a geographic location variable, a currency type variable, and a user security level variable;
downloading, by the installation server, the plurality of software components identified in the updated first manifest to a memory of the installation server;
generating, by the installation server, an optimized software installation file using the updated first manifest and the downloaded, plurality of software components;
generating the task sequence comprising the set of instructions for installing the optimized software installation file on the user computing device; and
transferring the task sequence and the optimized software installation file to the user computing device for automated execution on a software stack residing on the user computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,261,708

HOST DATA REPLICATION ALLOCATING SINGLE MEMORY BUFFERS TO STORE MULTIPLE BUFFERS OF RECEIVED HOST DATA AND TO INTERNALLY PROCESS THE RECEIVED HOST DATA

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of performing host data replication between a local data storage system and a remote data storage system, comprising:storing host data received by the local data storage system from one or more host computers into a plurality of discontiguous received host data buffers within a local cache in the local data storage system, wherein contents of the host data buffers within the local cache is also stored into non-volatile storage of the local data storage system to persistently store the contents of the host data buffers in the local data storage system;
generating a local data buffer location list having a plurality of entries, wherein each entry in the local data buffer location list indicates a location and a length of a corresponding one of the received host data buffers in the local cache; and
in response to the local data buffer location list:
allocating a single buffer of contiguous local memory in a memory of the local data storage system, wherein the single buffer of contiguous local memory has a size that is at least as large as a total size of the received host buffers, and
performing at least one local internal data processing operation on the host data with at least one local data processing resource within the local data storage system while using the single buffer of contiguous local memory to store the host data from the received host data buffers.

US Pat. No. 10,260,835

COCKING MECHANISM FOR A CROSSBOW

RAVIN CROSSBOWS, LLC, Su...

1. A cocking mechanism for a crossbow comprising:a center support including longitudinal axis;
an energy storage assembly coupled to the center support with a draw string that extends across the center support coupled to the energy storage assembly;
an elongated handle pivotally attached to the center support at location near a distal end of the center support;
a traveler that slides along the center support back and forth along the longitudinal axis in a channel formed in the center support;
an arm having a first end pivotally coupled to the elongated handle and a second end pivotally coupled to the traveler, wherein the portion of the arm pivotally coupled to the traveler moves in the channel with the traveler as the elongated handle is moved between a closed configuration and an open configuration, and wherein as the elongated handle is moved by a user to the open configuration the arm advances the traveler in the channel to the distal end of the center support and into engagement with the draw string in a release configuration, and as the elongated handle is moved by a user to the closed configuration the arm pulls the draw string and the traveler from the released configuration to a drawn configuration, and the draw string into engagement with a trigger assembly located near a proximal end of the center support;
a latch that retains the elongated handle in the closed configuration;
a ratcheting mechanism that prevents the elongated handle from moving to the open configuration as the elongated handle is being moved toward the closed configuration; and
a thumb trigger located near a proximal end of the elongated handle coupled to the latch and the ratcheting mechanism, wherein actuating the thumb trigger releases the latch and the ratcheting mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,258,812

RADIATION TREATMENT SYSTEMS

Varian Medical Systems, I...

1. A radiation treatment system for providing radiation to a patient, the system comprising:a plurality of treatment-related components that coordinate to provide the radiation to the patient according to a treatment plan;
a digital packet network;
a supervisor control entity communicably coupled to the digital packet network and having the treatment plan; and
a plurality of nodes, each node coupled to the digital packet network and controlling one or more of the treatment-related components, each node controlling a different set of one or more of the treatment-related components, wherein the plurality of nodes implement the treatment plan for the patient,
wherein the supervisor control entity is configured to:
periodically communicate commands to the nodes over the digital packet network during implementation of the treatment plan, each of the commands to a node in the plurality of nodes specifying one or more actions to be performed by the node at a particular time point in the treatment plan; and
provide, during implementation of the treatment plan, a periodic timing signal to the nodes so as to synchronize the one or more actions performed by the nodes, wherein each node is configured to perform, in response to receipt of a next active pulse of the periodic timing signal, an action from the one or more actions specified in a command previously received from the supervisor control entity.

US Pat. No. 10,264,666

METHOD OF PROVIDING COMPARTMENT EMI SHIELDS ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USING A VACUUM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method of forming an internal electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield in a mold cap formed over a printed circuit board (PCB), the method comprising:forming a trench in the mold cap, the trench extending continuously from a first edge of the mold cap to a second edge of the mold cap, wherein the trench defines a trench pattern corresponding to desired locations of the internal EMI shield;
sealing an elastomeric pad on a top surface of the mold cap to form a channel, the channel comprising at least the trench formed in the mold cap; and
filling the channel with a conductive epoxy using a pressure differential to draw the conductive epoxy from a dispenser, connected to the first edge of the mold cap, through the channel to the second edge of the mold cap.

US Pat. No. 10,264,622

INACTIVE STATE DATA FORWARDING

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a first core network entity, one or more packets for a wireless device in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state;
initiating, by the first base station, a radio access network (RAN) paging procedure comprising sending at least one RAN paging message to at least one second base station, wherein the at least one RAN paging message comprises a first identifier of the wireless device;
determining, by the first base station, a failure of the RAN paging procedure in response to not receiving a response of the at least one RAN paging message;
sending, by the first base station to a second core network entity and in response to the failure of the RAN paging procedure, a first message;
receiving, by the first base station from the second core network entity and in response to the first message, a second message comprising a tunnel endpoint identifier of a third base station for forwarding the one or more packets; and
sending, by the first base station to the third base station, the one or more packets based on the tunnel endpoint identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,264,459

AUTOMOBILE DATA TRANSMISSION OF ENCRYPTED DATA TO A SERVER VIA A BASE STATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving first data from one or more transmitters located in an automobile;
transmitting a random access preamble on an uplink carrier to a base station when a pre-defined condition is met based, at least in part, on the first data or a value of an internal timer or a user input;
receiving a time alignment command from the base station in response to transmitting the random access preamble;
adjusting uplink signal transmission timing of the uplink carrier according to the time alignment command;
transmitting, to the base station over a non-guaranteed bit rate (non-GBR) bearer, a first message destined for a server in a communication network, the first message being configured to trigger establishment of a connection to the server;
receiving, from the base station over the non-GBR bearer, a second message originating from the server, the second message being configured to cause transmission of the first data to the server;
encrypting the first data; and
transmitting the encrypted first data to the base station employing an established non-guaranteed bit rate bearer, wherein the base station is configured to decrypt the first data before forwarding the first data to the server in a communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,261,669

PUBLISHING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS UTILIZING NAVIGATION INFORMATION

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment for publishing electronic documents, a method of efficiently processing and displaying digital article collections, comprising:identifying a collection of articles, collectively comprising a plurality of pages;
determining navigation routes corresponding to a current page selected for display from a first article of the collection of articles by a client device of a user;
identifying navigation information associated with browsing the collection of articles, the navigation information comprising a navigation direction and a navigation rate; and
determining, by at least one processor, a set of pages to prepare for display from the plurality of pages based on the current page selected for display, the navigation information, and the navigation routes, by:
determining a first set of display criteria for an active page of a second article in the collection of articles based on the navigation information;
determining a second set of display criteria for an additional page of the first article based on the navigation information;
calculating distances along the navigation routes from the current page; and
determining the set of pages to prepare for display based on the first set of display criteria and the second set of display criteria by comparing the first set of display criteria and the second set of display criteria with the distances along the navigation routes.

US Pat. No. 10,261,632

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSERTING INTRA-FRAME PAUSE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic display, comprising:display driver circuitry configured to display at least a first image frame and a second image frame on the electronic display using at least a first display pixel and a second display pixel;
touch sensing circuitry configured to detect user interaction with the electronic display; and
a timing controller configured to:
determine a step size;
determine at least a first insertion time for a first intra-frame pause for the first image frame and a second insertion time for a second intra-frame pause for the second image frame, wherein the second insertion time is determined by incrementing or decrementing the first insertion time using the step size, wherein the first intra-frame pause and the second intra-frame pause are periods where the display driver circuitry is configured to pause rendering of image data to allow the touch sensing circuitry to detect the user interaction;
insert the first intra-frame pause during rendering of the first image frame at the first insertion time; and
insert the second intra-frame pause during rendering of the second image frame at the second insertion time.

US Pat. No. 10,264,694

FASTENING DEVICE FOR STACKING EXPANSION CARDS

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A fastening device for stacking expansion cards, for fastening at least one expansion card to a circuit board, at least one connector being disposed on the circuit board, one end of the expansion card being inserted into the connector, the fastening device comprising:a fastener including a body, the body including a top portion and a bottom portion opposite to each other, a fastening hole being formed on the top portion along an axial direction of the body, a plurality of claws being extended from the bottom portion;
a clamping member, the clamping member including a clamping base, a pin connected to the clamping base, a resilient element in the clamping base, and a push plate driven by the resilient element to move on the clamping base, one end of the pin protruding from the clamping base to be inserted into the fastening hole; and
a connection band, the connection band being bendable, one end of the connection band being connected to the fastener, the other end of the connection band being connected to the clamping member.

US Pat. No. 10,263,465

RADIATIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless power transmission system comprising:a conductive waveguide at least partially filled with a dielectric material, the waveguide extending along a first direction from a first end to a second, opposing end thereof, the waveguide having a bottom face, a top face and a pair of side faces that together form a substantially rectangular cross-section of the waveguide, the top face having a plurality of slots oriented substantially orthogonal to the first direction and distributed between the first and second ends, with adjacent slots spaced from each other by a first distance measured along the first direction, the waveguide comprising
a plurality of barriers interleaved with the plurality of slots, the barriers separated from each other by the first distance, each of the barriers extending between the top and bottom faces and having a barrier cross-section with an area smaller than an area of the waveguide cross-section; and
an input port coupled to the first end of the waveguide, the input port configured to receive an input waveform to be guided by the waveguide;
wherein each of the side faces comprises a plurality of conductive vias distributed from the first end to the opposing end, and
each of the barriers comprises two conductive vias spaced apart from each other by a second distance measured orthogonal to the first direction, and from an adjacent slot by a third distance measured along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,263,326

REPEATER WITH MULTIMODE ANTENNA

ETHERTRONICS, INC., San ...

1. An antenna system for optimizing gain of a repeater, comprising:a donor antenna sub-system that accepts an incoming signal;
a server antenna sub-system configured to relay an optimized version of the incoming signal;
a processor configured to determine an optimal configuration for the antenna system for generating the optimized version of the incoming signal, the optimal configuration being based on an optimal value of a cost function of operating the donor antenna sub-system and/or the server antenna sub-system in each of one or more operational configurations, the cost function being based on one or more operational inputs;
characterized in that:
the donor antenna sub-system comprising a multi-mode antenna adapted for configuration in one of a plurality of possible antenna modes, the multi-mode antenna exhibiting a distinct radiation pattern when configured in each of the antenna modes;
wherein the optimal configuration for the antenna system is achieved by configuring the multi-mode antenna in the one of the plurality of possible modes.

US Pat. No. 10,262,481

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STREAMLINE IDENTITY VERIFICATION AT AIRPORTS AND BEYOND

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A system for performing identity verification of a user in conjunction with a secure identity authority, the system comprising:a document checker subscriber terminal in communication with (i) a registration subsystem that detects the arrival of a registered user at a public facility through a mobile device of the registered user and (ii) a trusted third party that provides a notice that the registered user will be at an identity checkpoint of the public facility and wherein the document checker subscriber terminal includes at least one display device placed at the identity checkpoint of the public facility, the document checker configured to perform the operations of:
(i) retrieving, through the registration subsystem and in response to the detection by the registration subsystem of the arrival of the registered user at the public facility through the mobile device of the registered user, at least portions of the information encoding an identity of a registered user from the security identity authority, the information including a facial portrait of the registered user when the registered user's arrival at the public facility is detected through the mobile device of the registered user;
(ii) displaying, at one of the at least one display device of the document checker subscriber terminal, the at least portions of the identity information of the registered user that includes the facial portrait of the registered user; and
(iii) receiving, from the trusted third party, the notice that the registered user will be at the identity checkpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,264,255

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND MEDIA FOR TRANSCODING VIDEO DATA

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A method for transcoding a source video file into a set of multiple alternate video streams, the method comprising performing the following at each of a plurality of transcoding devices in parallel:receiving at least a portion of the source video file that includes a first plurality of encoded images encoded according to a source format from a media content source;
decoding the at least a portion of the source video file based on the source format to generate a decoded portion of video including a plurality of decoded images;
receiving media metadata generated prior to the decoding of the portion of the encoded video over a communications network from a media metadata source, where the media metadata comprises scene change information indicating the start and end of a scene, and scene complexity information; and
encoding the plurality of decoded images of the decoded portion of video into an alternate video stream including a second plurality of encoded images based on a target format and the media metadata, the alternate video stream being one of the set of multiple alternate video streams, by performing at least the following operations for images in the plurality of decoded images:
generating a prediction image for each of a plurality of coding units of an image in the plurality of decoded images using the scene change information and the scene complexity information within the received media metadata according to the target format;
performing transforms on residual images of the plurality of coding units to generate sets of transform coefficients based on the target format; and
performing entropy encoding on the sets of transform coefficients to generate images for the second plurality of encoded images.

US Pat. No. 10,263,718

UNINTERRUPTED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS DURING VEHICLE MOVEMENT

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

13. A satellite receiver device comprising a processor, a memory, a satellite receiver and a wireless transceiver, wherein the memory is configured to store instructions that are executable by the processor to perform a method comprising:receiving a satellite broadcast signal via the satellite receiver, wherein the satellite broadcast signal encodes a media program on a channel modulated by the satellite broadcast signal;
determining that the satellite broadcast signal is being lost;
in response to determining that the satellite broadcast signal is being lost, transmitting a request message on an alternate wireless channel via the wireless transceiver, wherein the request message indicates the channel of the satellite broadcast signal that encodes the media program and seeks an alternate source for the media program encoded by the satellite broadcast signal;
receiving, via the wireless transceiver, a response to the request message identifying the alternate source, wherein the response is transmitted by the alternate source in response to the request message; and
establishing an ad hoc session with the alternate source identified in the response message via the wireless transceiver to thereby receive the media program from the alternate source via the ad hoc session instead of via the satellite broadcast signal.

US Pat. No. 10,263,323

ANTENNA STRUCTURE WITH SELF SUPPORTING FEATURE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a first conductive element having a first length, the first conductive element including a first connecting interface to connect, at a first end, the antenna structure to an electrical circuit;
a second conductive element having a second length, the second conductive element connecting, at a first end, to a second end of the first conductive element;
a third conductive element having a third length, the third conductive element connecting, at a first end, to a second end of the second conductive element and orthogonal to the first conductive element and the second conductive element; and
a fourth conductive element having the first length, the fourth conductive element connected, at a first end to the second conductive element at a point on the second conductive element between the first conductive element and the third conductive element, the fourth conductive element connected, at a second end, to the electrical circuit, the fourth conductive element being in parallel and coplanar with the first conductive element.

US Pat. No. 10,262,992

THREE DIMENSIONAL LVDMOS TRANSISTOR STRUCTURES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first stack of device components comprising
a transistor switching element having a channel, a source in contact with the channel, a drain in contact with the channel; and a gate structure at least partially disposed in a space defined between and separating the source and the drain;
a source connection to the source, and
a drain connection to the drain; and
a second stack of device components disposed underneath the first stack at a lower level than the first stack, and comprising:
a semiconductor substrate of a doping type the same as the drain; and
a pair of electrical contacts spaced apart on the semiconductor substrate and contacting a conduction path in the semiconductor substrate extending between the pair of electrical contacts,
wherein said drain connection is connected to one of the pair of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,261,865

FAST AND OPTIMIZED RESTORE USING DELTA INFORMATION

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive, at a secondary storage system, an indication of one or more changes to file system data since a last backup snapshot;
determine one or more changes to the file system data between a requested backup version and the last backup snapshot, wherein to determine the one or more changes to the file system data between the requested backup version and the last backup snapshot, the processor is further configured to:
traverse a snapshot tree corresponding to the requested backup version, wherein the snapshot tree corresponding to the requested backup version provides a first complete view of file system data of a primary system at a time when the requested backup version was performed;
traverse a snapshot tree corresponding to the last backup snapshot version, wherein the snapshot tree corresponding to the last backup snapshot version provides a second complete view of the file system data of the primary system at a time when the last backup snapshot version was performed; and
determine one or more leaf nodes not shared by the snapshot tree corresponding to the requested backup version and the snapshot tree corresponding to the last backup snapshot version, wherein the determined one or more leaf nodes are associated with one or more data blocks corresponding to the one or more changes to file system data between the requested backup version and the last backup snapshot; and
provide to the primary system, one or more data blocks corresponding to the one or more changes to the file system data since the last backup snapshot and the one or more data blocks corresponding to the one or more changes to file system data between the requested backup version and the last backup snapshot; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,260,056

CLEAVAGE OF FUCOSE IN N-GLYCANS

New England Biolabs, Inc....

1. A reaction mix comprising:(a) an ?-L-fucosidase comprising an amino acid sequence that is identical to amino acids 23-359 of the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1; and
(b) a conjugate comprising an N-glycan and a label that are joined by an carbamide bond.

US Pat. No. 10,259,725

METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING CELLULOSE NANO-CRYSTALS FROM DATE PALM SEEDS

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of synthesizing cellulose nano-crystals from date palm seeds, comprising:providing date palm seeds;
milling the date palm seeds to a fine powder;
adding a bleaching agent to the powder to separate cellulose from the powder;
combining the cellulose with an acid solution to form a mixture;
heating the mixture to form cellulose crystals;
isolating cellulose crystals from the mixture, wherein isolating the cellulose crystals from the mixture includes centrifuging the mixture at a speed of about 10,000 rpm and at a temperature of about 10° C.; and
reducing the particle size of the cellulose crystals to provide cellulose nano-crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,264,519

ESTIMATING SIGNAL STRENGTH AT A TARGET WIRELESS DEVICE

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations comprising:determining a first signal strength for at least a first wireless signal as received at a first wireless device;
determining a second signal strength for at least the first wireless signal as received at a second wireless device;
based on at least the first signal strength for at least the first wireless signal as received at the first wireless device and the second signal strength for at least the first wireless signal as received at the second wireless device:
determining a relationship between (a) a signal strength for at least a particular wireless signal as received at the first wireless device and (b) a signal strength for at least the particular wireless signal as received at the second wireless device, wherein the relationship specifies the signal strength for at least the particular wireless signal as received at the second wireless device as a function of at least the signal strength for at least the particular wireless signal as received at the first wireless device;
determining a third signal strength for a second wireless signal as received at the first wireless device;
based on the relationship, applying the third signal strength for the second wireless signal as received at the first wireless device to the function to estimate a fourth signal strength for the second wireless signal as if received at the second wireless device;
estimating the fourth signal strength for the second wireless signal as if received at the second wireless device, wherein estimating the fourth signal strength comprises determining an estimated value for the fourth signal strength.

US Pat. No. 10,264,409

VIRTUAL DYNAMIC POOL OF SIM-BASED DEVICES

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of providing data services to a plurality of user devices, the method comprising:grouping a plurality of network-connected user devices into a virtual device group, wherein each of the plurality of user devices is identified by an individual device identification;
assigning an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the virtual device group, wherein the IP address of the virtual group is an IP address pool;
intercepting routing information, related to a first user device, exchanged between a home gateway residing in one mobile network and a serving gateway residing in the same or different mobile network;
determining if the first user device is assigned to the virtual device group;
responsive to determining that the first user device is assigned to the virtual device group, rewriting the routing information to replace an IP address assigned by the network gateway with the IP address of the virtual device group; and
sending the routing information to the first user device with the assigned IP address having been replaced with the IP address of the virtual device group.

US Pat. No. 10,264,352

WIRELESSLY POWERED AUDIO DEVICES

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wirelessly powered audio device comprising:a resonator configured to wirelessly receive energy from oscillating magnetic fields and to provide power to the audio device or a battery of the audio device using the received energy;
noise monitoring circuitry configured to detect a noise component in an audio signal of the audio device, the noise component resulting from receiving energy wirelessly; and
a filter configured to attenuate the noise component in the audio signal of the audio device.

US Pat. No. 10,264,294

VALIDATING AND CALIBRATING SPLICE POINTS IN INTERSTITIAL CONTENT

Turner Broadcasting Syste...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors in a television playout system that handles playout of a channel, the one or more processors are configured to:
receive a video feed of the channel, wherein the video feed comprises programming data, a plurality of interstitial content items, and a playout schedule of the channel;
insert metadata at a first insertion point-in-time in a playout of a first interstitial content item of the plurality of interstitial content items based on the received playout schedule to indicate a splice point related to the first interstitial content item,
wherein the inserted metadata comprises a pre-roll value that indicates a time after the first insertion point-in-time, and wherein the time indicates a start of a playout of a second interstitial content item of the plurality of interstitial content items;
detect an offset between the first insertion point-in-time of the metadata and an intended insertion point-in-time of the metadata related to the first interstitial content item based on the pre-roll value and a time-code (TC) jump associated with the second interstitial content item in the video feed,
wherein the TC jump corresponds to the start of the second interstitial content item; and
calibrate one or more control parameters associated with the insertion of the metadata, based on the detected offset to align the splice point related to the first interstitial content item in the video feed with the TC jump associated with the second interstitial content item in the video feed.

US Pat. No. 10,263,937

AUTOMATED MESSAGE RECALL FROM A SENDER'S DEVICE

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A method comprising:receiving a request for a media file from a first destination device of a plurality of destination devices, the request comprising an identifier of a media file;
determining that the media file is unavailable for delivery to the first destination device;
transmitting an error message to the first destination device;
receiving a recall request including a message key from the first destination device;
transmitting the recall request to an originating device;
receiving the message key and a new identifier for the media file from the originating device; and
delivering the new identifier to the first destination device.

US Pat. No. 10,262,234

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTING TRAINING DATA FOR OBJECT RECOGNITION WITH 3D LIDAR AND LOCALIZATION

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for training object recognition of an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:receiving three-dimensional (3D) light detection and range (LIDAR) data points using a 3D LIDAR device installed within an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), wherein the 3D LIDAR data points include respective coordinates of the 3D LIDAR data points and respective timestamps of capturing the 3D LIDAR data points;
respectively receiving global positioning system (GPS) messages from a set of objects located within a predetermined proximity surrounding the ADV, wherein each of the GPS messages includes a location of a corresponding object and a timestamp of capturing the location;
for each of the received GPS messages,
searching within the 3D LIDAR data points to match the GPS message with at least one of the 3D LIDAR data points by matching the timestamp of the GPS message and the timestamps of the at least one of the 3D LIDAR data points, and matching the location of the object included in the GPS message with the coordinates of the at least one of the 3D LIDAR data points; and
labeling the at least one of the 3D LIDAR data points based on a type of object specified within the GPS message;
wherein the labeled 3D LIDAR data points are utilized to train a machine-learning algorithm for a plurality of ADVs to recognize other objects in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,261,796

PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING IN-MEMORY COPY INSTRUCTIONS INDICATING ON-CHIP OR OFF-CHIP MEMORY

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A processor, comprising:an instruction fetching unit, a decoder and at least one execution unit,
the instruction fetching unit being configured to fetch a to-be-executed instruction, the instruction comprising a source address field, a destination address field, an operation type field, and an operation parameter field;
the decoder being configured to determine, in the at least one execution unit, an execution unit controlled by a to-be-generated control signal according to the operation type field, determine a source address and a destination address of data operated by the execution unit controlled by the to-be-generated control signal according to the source address field and the destination address field, determine a data amount of the data operated by the execution unit controlled by the to-be-generated control signal according to the operation parameter field, and generate the control signal according to the determined execution unit, the determined source address, the determined destination address, and the determined data amount, wherein the decoder is further configured to determine whether the source address is located in on-chip memory or off-chip memory and whether the destination address is located in the on-chip memory or the off-chip memory according to the operation parameter field, if it is determined that the instruction is an in-memory copy instruction for copying data on an on-chip memory and an off-chip memory of the processor; and
the execution unit in the at least one execution unit being configured to execute an operation under control of the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,259,812

CGRP RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A method for treating a cerebrovascular or vascular disorder in a subject comprising administering to the subject a compound of formula (I)
or a salt thereof, wherein R1 is

R2 is H or forms a spirocyclic heterocyclic ring with R3;
R3 forms a spirocyclic heterocyclic ring with R2 or is a heterocyclic ring if R2 is H,
wherein the cerebrovascular or vascular disorder is migraine without aura, chronic migraine, pure menstrual migraine, menstrually-related migraine, migraine with aura, familial hemiplegic migraine, sporadic hemiplegic migraine, basilar-type migraine, cyclical vomiting, abdominal migraine, benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood, retinal migraine, status migrainosus, cluster headache, dialysis headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, osteoarthritis, hot flashes associated with menopause or medically induced menopause due to surgery or drug treatment, hemicrania continua, cyclic vomiting syndrome, rosacea or joint pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

US Pat. No. 10,259,245

INDIRECT INKJET PRINTING SYSTEM

LANDA CORPORATION LTD., ...

1. A manifold for use in a printing system, in which a print head ejects ink droplets onto an intermediate transfer member (ITM) that is movable relative to the print head in a first direction and that is spaced from the print head by a gap that is traversed by the ink droplets, the manifold being adapted for introducing gas into the gap between the print head and the intermediate transfer member (ITM), the manifold having:a first gas flow path terminating in a first discharge mouth for delivering a continuous low speed gas stream to flow through the gap along the first direction, said continuous low speed gas stream adapted to cause droplets of different sizes ejected by the print head to be transported to a different distance along the gap in said first direction by the low speed air stream before making contact with the ITM; and
a second separate gas flow path terminating in a second discharge mouth, vertically spaced from the first discharge mouth, for intermittently delivering into the gap a high speed gas stream that flows along the first direction.
US Pat. No. 10,257,992

HYBRID TOMATO PLANT NAME HMX7161

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of hybrid tomato designated HMX7161, wherein a representative sample of seed of said hybrid has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43174.

US Pat. No. 10,264,063

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING CLOUD SERVER

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for scheduling a cloud server, comprising:monitoring whether current time is in a first pre-set time period;
scheduling, in response to the monitoring the current time being in the first pre-set time period, a cloud server in a first cloud server cluster having a running state being an idle state, as a target cloud server to a second cloud server cluster, so that the target cloud server executes a task obtained by the second cloud server cluster;
monitoring whether the current time is in a second pre-set time period;
rescheduling, in response to the monitoring the current time being in the second pre-set time period, the target cloud server to the first cloud server cluster, so that the target cloud server executes a task obtained by the first cloud server cluster;
wherein the scheduling comprises:
stopping, before scheduling the target cloud server to the second cloud server cluster, running the target cloud server, determining whether to back up a current running environment of the target cloud server, and if yes, backing up the current running environment of the target cloud server; and
activating the target cloud server, after scheduling the target cloud server to the second cloud server cluster, and configuring a desired running environment to execute a task obtained by the second cloud server cluster;
wherein the rescheduling comprises:
determining, before rescheduling the target cloud server to the first cloud server cluster, whether to back up the current running environment of the target cloud server, and if yes, backing up the current running environment of the target cloud server; and
activating, after rescheduling the target cloud server to the first cloud server cluster, the target cloud server, and restoring the current running environment of the target cloud server to the backup running environment or re-configuring the current running environment of the target cloud server.

US Pat. No. 10,264,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MANAGE MULTICAST TRAFFIC

Big Switch Networks, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,260,430

GDCI COLD START AND CATALYST LIGHT OFF

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

13. A method of controlling an in-cylinder combustion charge air temperature, the method comprising the steps of:detecting an undesirably low in-cylinder charge air temperature;
heating exhaust gases in close proximity to a combustion chamber in response to the detecting step; and
rebreathing the heated exhaust gases into the combustion chamber to increase the in-cylinder charge air temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,260,287

DUAL-MEMBER PIPE ASSEMBLY

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A pipe assembly comprising:an elongate outer member having opposed first and second ends and a hollow region extending end to end;
an elongate hollow inner member having opposed first and second ends and a polygonal outer profile of uniform shape along its length, the inner member partially contained within the outer member and axially movable relative to the outer member; and
a first removable collar supported on the inner member configured to limit relative axial movement of the inner member and the outer member, in which the collar is positioned entirely between the first and second end of the inner member.

US Pat. No. 10,260,126

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATTERNING COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND FABRICATING ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A method of forming a pattern in a composite material, the composite material comprising a substrate and a patternable material disposed thereover, the method comprising:(a) disposing a portion of the composite material proximate an abrasion head;
(b) selectively urging one or more regions of the portion of the composite material toward the abrasion head, whereby the abrasion head mechanically removes at least a portion of the patternable material in each of the one or more regions;
(c) translating the composite material with respect to the abrasion head, thereby disposing a new portion of the composite material proximate the abrasion head; and
(d) repeating steps (b) and (c) one or more times to form the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,259,902

RESOL PHENOLIC RESIN FOR FRICTION MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, ADHESIVE FOR FRICTION MATERIAL, AND WET FRICTION PLATE

SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY...

1. An adhesive for a friction material comprising:a resol phenolic resin for a friction material; and
a polyvinyl butyral resin,
wherein resol phenolic resin for a friction material has a structural unit A which is modified by dimethylphenol and is represented by Formula (1) and a structural unit B which is represented by Formula (2);

wherein in Formula (1), m represents an integer of 1 or more; in a case where m is 1, R represents a methylol group; and in a case where m is 2 or more, R's independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methylol group and at least one R is a methylol group; and

wherein in Formula (2), n represents an integer of 1 or more; in a case where n is 1, R represents a methylol group; and in a case where n is 2 or more, R's independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methylol group and at least one R is a methylol group and
wherein when the ratio of the structural unit A with respect to all structural units having a phenolic hydroxyl group contained in the resol phenolic resin for a friction material is defined as a dimethylphenol modification rate, the dimethylphenol modification rate is greater than or equal to 13% and less than or equal to 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,264,709

POWER OUTPUT END STRUCTURE OF POWER SUPPLY

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A power output end structure of a DC power supply, the power supply comprising a casing, the casing being provided with a plurality of power modules, characterized by:a positive busbar, in the form of a thin plate and horizontally disposed in the casing, a first side of the positive busbar being electrically connected to positive output terminals of the power modules, a second side of the positive busbar being provided with a positive locking plate;
a negative busbar, in the form of a thin plate and horizontally disposed in the casing, a first side of the negative busbar being electrically connected to negative output terminals of the power modules, a second side of the negative busbar being provided with a negative locking plate.

US Pat. No. 10,264,689

VAPOR PORTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing defining an exterior of the electronic device and an interior of the electronic device;
a plurality of components within the interior of the electronic device, wherein one or more of the components generate heat when the electronic device is in use;
a vapor port in the housing, the vapor port preventing ingress of liquid through the vapor port from the exterior of the electronic device to the interior of the electronic device, and permitting egress of vapor through the vapor port from the interior of the electronic device to the exterior of the electronic device, the vapor port comprising:
an aperture;
a breathable element covering at least a portion of the aperture and allowing vapor to exit the interior of the electronic device through the aperture; and
a support element providing structure and support for the breathable element, the support element being discrete from the breathable element, wherein the support element comprises a grid with a plurality of apertures to allow liquid to pass therethrough, and wherein the breathable element comprises a coating applied to the support element; and
a liquid gathering element that collects liquid within the interior of the electronic device proximate to the one or more components that generate heat.

US Pat. No. 10,263,925

METHOD, DEVICE AND MEDIUM FOR SENDING MESSAGE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for sending message, comprising:determining whether opposite terminal communication information of an opposite terminal user is acquired;
generating a first friend-adding prompt according to the opposite terminal communication information if the opposite terminal communication information is acquired, the first friend-adding prompt being used to prompt a local terminal user to add the opposite terminal user as a friend;
sending local terminal communication information to the opposite terminal to enable the opposite terminal to generate a second friend-adding prompt according to the local terminal communication information, the second friend-adding prompt being used to prompt the opposite terminal user to add the local terminal user as a friend;
initiating a friend-adding request to the opposite terminal according to the first friend-adding prompt; and
generating a friend-adding rejection prompt message, and deleting the acquired opposite terminal communication information, if it is monitored that the opposite terminal, according to the second friend-adding prompt, rejects the friend-adding request initiated by the local terminal;
wherein deleting the acquired opposite terminal communication information comprising:
determining whether a number of times the opposite terminal rejects the friend-adding request initiated by the local terminal is greater than a preset number of times; and
deleting the acquired opposite terminal communication information if the number of times is greater than the preset number of times; or
wherein deleting the acquired opposite terminal communication information comprising:
determining whether a number of times the opposite terminal rejects the friend-adding request initiated by the local terminal is greater than a preset number of times;
generating a delete prompt instruction if the number of times is less than or equal to the preset number of times;
deleting the acquired opposite terminal communication information if a delete confirmation instruction for the delete prompt instruction is received.

US Pat. No. 10,263,919

BUFFER ASSIGNMENT BALANCING IN A NETWORK DEVICE

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system comprising:one or more data unit processors configured to process data units;
a plurality of buffers comprising entries configured to store the data units as the data units await processing by the one or more data unit processors;
an accounting component configured to generate buffer state information indicating levels of utilization for the buffers;
prioritization logic configured to generate an ordered list of the buffers sorted based at least partially on the indicated levels of utilization;
reprioritization logic configured to modify the ordered list by reordering sets of one or more buffers within the ordered list through exchanging positions of the sets within the ordered list, the reprioritization logic varying the sets selected for reordering between defined time periods;
a buffer writer configured to write the data units to the buffers as the data units are received, the buffer writer selecting which of the buffers to write particular data units to in an order indicated by the modified ordered list.

US Pat. No. 10,263,906

FLOW SCHEDULING DEVICE AND METHOD

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. An apparatus for traffic scheduling, comprising hardware performing instructions stored in a non-transitory medium, the hardware executing the following modules: an authorization transmission module, a scheduling module, a stream queue management module and a buffer management module, wherein:the authorization transmission module comprises a plurality of ports and a plurality of stream queues, each port mounted with multiple stream queues, wherein the authorization transmission module is configured to generate a total authorization, allocate the total authorization to each stream queue according to weights preconfigured for the each port, and transmit the allocated authorization to the stream queue management module, wherein the greater a weight is, the greater the allocated authorization is;
the stream queue management module is configured to receive data packets and store the data packets in the each stream queue, maintain an authorization surplus barrel for the each stream queue, store the received authorization in the authorization surplus barrel of the each stream queue, and if an authorization surplus and a queue depth in the authorization surplus barrel are greater than a preset threshold, notify the scheduling module to output a data packet in a corresponding stream queue; and
the scheduling module is configured to output data packets in the each stream queue according to a preset scheduling policy after receiving a notification from the stream queue management module;
the buffer management module is configured to receive and buffer a data packet output by the scheduling module, and output the data packet; maintain a port bandwidth difference value for the each port, wherein serial numbers of ports in the buffer management module correspond one-to-one to the serial numbers of ports in the authorization transmission module and the stream queue management module; if the port bandwidth difference value of a port in the buffer management module is greater than or equal to the preset threshold, notify the authorization transmission module to stop transmitting authorization to a stream queue mounted to a corresponding port in the stream queue management module, and if the port bandwidth difference value of the port in the buffer management module is less than the preset threshold, notify the authorization transmission module to recover or continue transmitting authorization to a stream queue mounted to a corresponding port in the stream queue management module; wherein, the port bandwidth difference value is a difference value between a traffic of data packets received by the port in the buffer management module from the scheduling module and a traffic of data packets output from the port; and
the authorization transmission module is further configured to stop transmitting authorization to a stream queue mounted to a corresponding port in the stream queue management module according to the serial numbers of the ports, or recover or continue transmitting authorization to the stream queue mounted to a corresponding port in the stream queue management module according to the serial numbers of the ports, after receiving the notification from the buffer management module.

US Pat. No. 10,263,678

PREAMBLE DESIGN 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 an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) packet from another wireless communication device, wherein the OFDM packet includes a preamble that includes a first signal field (SIG) followed by a second SIG that is followed by a third SIG;
process the OFDM packet to classify a packet format of the OFDM packet among a plurality of OFDM packet formats including a first OFDM packet format, a second OFDM packet format, and a third OFDM packet format, wherein, based on:
the first OFDM packet format, the first SIG includes first content;
the second OFDM packet format, the second SIG has a first phase that is 90 degrees phase shifted from a second phase of the third SIG; and
the second OFDM packet format and the third OFDM packet format, the first SIG includes second content; and
process the OFDM packet based on the packet format that is classified.

US Pat. No. 10,263,665

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Icom Incorporated, Osaka...

1. A communication system, comprising:a data communication network;
a repeater;
a relaying device comprising:
a network interface connected to the data communication network for transmitting or receiving an audio packet and a control packet to or from a phone connected to the network;
a wireless device interface connected to the repeater for inputting or outputting an audio signal into or from the repeater; and
a control unit for controlling a session with the phone via the network, the session being defined as a series of steps for transmitting or receiving the audio packet and the control packet, wherein
the repeater is connected to the wireless device interface of the relaying device, the wireless terminal device communicates with the repeater,
when the relaying device receives a calling signal from the phone, the control unit transmits a prompting signal to the phone, the prompting signal being a signal that prompts the phone to input the identification information of the wireless terminal device with which the phone requests to communicate, the calling signal initiating to establish the session between the phone and the relaying device,
the control unit outputs the audio signal in which the identification information is embedded to the wireless device interface when the identification information of the wireless terminal device is transmitted from the phone,
the control unit comprises a table which relates the identification information identifying the wireless terminal device to a wireless device number identifying the wireless terminal device in the network;
the control unit determines the wireless device number related to the identification information received from the phone as the identification information for referred to the table and embeds the wireless device number as the identification information in the audio signal,
the wireless terminal device is identified by the wireless device number,
the phone transmits the calling signal to the relaying device,
the relaying device transmits the prompting signal when receiving the calling signal from the phone,
the phone transmits the identification information to the relaying device when receiving the prompting signal from the relaying device,
the relaying device determines the wireless device number related to the identification information received from the phone for referred to the table, embeds the wireless device number in the audio signal when receiving the identification information from the phone, and outputs the audio signal in which the wireless device number is embedded to the wireless device interface,
the repeater wirelessly transmits the audio signal when the audio signal embedding the wireless device number is input from the relaying device, and
the wireless terminal device identified by the embedded wireless device number receives and plays the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,263,483

STATOR WINDING FOR A TRANSVERSE FLUX MACHINE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A STATOR WINDING

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A method for producing a stator winding for a transverse flux machine, the method comprising:providing a litz wire winding phase of the stator winding, wherein the litz wire winding phase includes a plurality of individual wires (242), and wherein the individual wires (242) are not insulated with respect to one another;
shaping the litz wire winding phase into a ring form;
insulating the litz wire winding phase, after shaping the litz wire winding phase;
reforming a cross section of the litz wire winding phase, after insulating the litz wire winding phase; and
winding more than only one turn (245) of litz wire winding phase in a circumferential direction, the more than one turn (245) being layered in one of an axial direction and a radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,263,070

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LV/MV SUPER JUNCTION TRENCH POWER MOSFETS

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A trench metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) device having an operating voltage less than 500 V, comprising:an active cell region comprising a plurality of superjunction MOSFETs, wherein each superjunction MOSFET comprises:
a) a lightly doped semiconductor epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type provided over a heavily doped semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type;
b) a body region of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type formed in upper portions of the lightly doped semiconductor epitaxial layer;
c) a gate electrode formed in a gate trench extending into the body region and the lightly doped semiconductor epitaxial layer, wherein the gate trench has a pitch size less than 8 microns;
d) a heavily doped source region of the first conductivity type formed in upper portions of the body region;
e) a source contact providing in a source contact trench extending to the body region between two adjacent gate trenches; and
f) a doped column of the second conductivity type formed near a bottom of each source contact trench, wherein the doped column of the second conductivity type extends in the lightly doped semiconductor epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type without reaching an interface between the lightly doped semiconductor epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type and the heavily doped semiconductor substrate; and
a termination region disposed at an outer periphery of the active cell region, the termination region comprising a termination structure surrounding the active cell region, wherein the termination structure comprises one or more guard rings formed in an intrinsic semiconductor epitaxial layer over the heavily doped semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,262,994

FINFET LDMOS DEVICES WITH ADDITIONAL DYNAMIC CONTROL

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A FinFET semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor body including a source region of a first type, and a drain region of a second type, and a drain-region shallow trench isolation (STI) disposed in the drain region;
a plurality of fins attached to the semiconductor body and extending across the semiconductor body;
a channel gate structure disposed over a section of said plurality of fins;
a supplemental gate disposed on the drain-region STI.

US Pat. No. 10,262,926

REVERSIBLE SEMICONDUCTOR DIE

Nexperia B.V., Nijmegen ...

1. A semiconductor die, comprising:an internal circuitry formed on a plurality of layers beneath a top active surface of the semiconductor die;
a plurality of die bonding pads arranged on the top active surface of the die, wherein the bonding pads are connected to the internal active circuitry beneath the top surface of the semiconductor die and configured to provide input and output signals to the internal active circuitry on the layers under the top active surface; and
a bonding pad layout comprising a plurality of connecting lines that extend from one side of the die to an opposite side of the die to electrically connect a respective plurality of pairs of the bonding pads,
wherein the bonding pads are arranged and connected with the connecting lines such that the bonding pad layout is reversible, and
wherein CP=(P?2)/2, CP being a number of the electrically connected bonding pads pairs and P being a number of the die bonding pads.

US Pat. No. 10,262,277

AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE DATA ANALYSIS USING DYNAMIC DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENT

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. An apparatus for automated adaptive data analysis, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to:generate, using a predictive model, a judgment associated with a new data sample having a particular data type, wherein the new data sample is collected from a data stream, the judgment generated based on a feature vector associated with the new data sample, wherein the feature vector represents an optimal view of the new data sample;
determine whether to add the new data sample and the judgment to a reservoir of data samples in response to receiving a data quality estimate for the new data sample from an oracle, the reservoir of data samples identified based at least in part on the particular data type, the reservoir of data samples associated with reservoir summary statistics, wherein the determination is based on one of whether the new data sample statistically belongs in the data reservoir or whether the judgment is associated with a high confidence value; and
in an instance in which the new data sample and its judgment are added to the reservoir of data, update the reservoir summary statistics.

US Pat. No. 10,262,214

LEARNING METHOD, LEARNING DEVICE FOR DETECTING LANE BY USING CNN AND TESTING METHOD, TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

STRADVISION, INC., Pohan...

1. A learning method for detecting one or more lanes by using a CNN, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device instructing one or more convolutional layers to generate one or more feature maps by applying one or more convolution operations to an input image selected from at least one image data set;
(b) the learning device instructing an FC layer to generate an estimated result vector of cluster ID classifications of the lanes in the input image by feeding a specific feature map among the feature maps outputted from the convolutional layers into the FC layer; and
(c) the learning device instructing a loss layer to generate at least one classification loss by referring to the estimated result vector of the cluster ID classifications and a cluster ID GT vector, and backpropagate the classification loss, to thereby optimize device parameters of the CNN;
wherein the cluster ID GT vector is GT information on probabilities of being cluster IDs per each of cluster groups assigned to function parameters of a lane modeling function by clustering the function parameters acquired based on information on the lanes in the input image.

US Pat. No. 10,262,191

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AND INSPECTING IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A method of inspecting an identification document using information from a server, the method comprising:reading, via machine readable information and using an interrogation device, reference information from an identification document, wherein the machine readable information represents encoded data embedded at the identification document that is processed using an imaging sensor on the interrogation device;
configuring, based on the machine readable information and using the interrogation device, a request to a host configured to support a second stage of processing of the identification document;
transmitting the request to the host;
receiving, from the host, a watermark decode instruction for the second stage of processing on the identification document, wherein the watermark decode instruction is configured to obtain additional information that differs from the encoded data embedded at the identification document;
using, in the second stage of processing on the identification document, the watermark decode instruction to read a second portion of information from the identification document, which comprises using the watermark decode instruction to process the additional information that differs from the encoded data embedded at the identification document, wherein the additional information represents the second portion of information;
using the interrogation device to capture a biometric signal from a user presenting the identification document, wherein the biometric signal is digital data that corresponds to a physical biometric feature of the user presenting the identification document;
relating the biometric signal to the second portion of information; and
providing, based on relating the biometric signal to the second portion of information, an indication of whether the user presenting the identification document has biometric characteristics related to biometric data in the second portion of information associated with the identification document.

US Pat. No. 10,261,802

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A management system for a component mounting line in which multiple devices that perform multiple processes for producing an electronic component mounting board on which an electronic component is mounted in an order are disposed along a conveyance path of the electronic component mounting board, the system comprising:a management computer that is connected to the multiple devices configuring the component mounting line through a communication network and manages the component mounting line,
wherein a CPU box as a control entity and an internal device communicating with the CPU box are attached to each device configuring the component mounting line,
unique identification information assigned to a communication device of the internal device communicating with the CPU box is stored in a non-volatile storage medium of the CPU box of each device, and
management data of each device is stored in the non-volatile storage medium of the management computer in association with the unique identification information of an internal device side of each device configuring the component mounting line, and
the CPU box of each device communicates with the communication device of the internal device, obtains the unique identification information of the internal device side, compares the unique identification information of the internal device side with the storage data of the unique identification information of the internal device side read from the non-volatile storage medium of the CPU box, and, if both do not match each other based on the comparing, determines that the CPU box or the communication device of the internal device has been replaced, and obtains the management data of the device stored in association with the unique identification information of the internal device side from the non-volatile storage medium of the management computer.

US Pat. No. 10,261,772

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING IMAGE FILE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for generating an image file, the method comprising:acquiring demand information for generating the image file, wherein the demand information comprises identification information of a to-be-imaged file and configuration information corresponding to the to-be-imaged file;
acquiring an installation file of the to-be-imaged file according to the identification information;
installing the installation file on a pre-created virtual host to generate the to-be-imaged file;
selecting a custom file matching the configuration information from a pre-stored custom file set; and
updating the to-be-imaged file based on the custom file matching the configuration information to generate the image file.

US Pat. No. 10,261,724

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING DATA IN A ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for acquiring data in a robot operating system, the method comprising:monitoring in real time a data storage area of an information acquirer, the information acquirer configured to acquire location state data of a driverless vehicle;
obtaining updated data if the updated data are present in the data storage area; and
storing the updated data into a data buffer corresponding to the information acquirer,
wherein obtaining the updated data if the updated data are present in the data storage area comprises:
checking a temporal tag of the updated data, if there are updated data in the data storage area, and
obtaining the updated data, if a time difference between a time point corresponding to the temporal tag and a current time point is below a preset threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,261,634

INFRARED TOUCH SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. A touch interface moveable in multiple dimensions between a first state and a second state, the touch interface comprising:a plurality of emitters arranged along a first edge of a flexible display component to emit light that propagates across a surface of the flexible display component, wherein when the touch interface is in the first state, the plurality of emitters are in a first position, and when the touch interface is in the second state, at least one of the plurality of emitters is in a second position different from the first position;
a plurality of receivers arranged along a second edge of the flexible display component to detect light, wherein when the touch interface is in the first state, the plurality of receivers are in a third position, and when the touch interface is in the second state, at least one of the plurality of receivers is in a fourth position different from the third position;
a touch controller coupled to the plurality of emitters and the plurality of receivers, the touch controller configured to:
cause one or more of the plurality of emitters to emit light,
receive, from the plurality of receivers, one or more signals indicative of detected light at the plurality of receivers, and
determine at least one of a user interaction with the flexible display component or a current state of flexing of the flexible display component based on the one or more signals indicative of light detected at the plurality of receivers.

US Pat. No. 10,261,271

LASER SYSTEMS WITH VARIABLE BEAM PARAMETER PRODUCT UTILIZING UNIAXIAL CRYSTALS OR BEAM SPLITTERS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A beam-parameter adjustment system and focusing system for receiving and altering a spatial power distribution of a radiation beam from a beam source and focusing the radiation with the altered spatial power distribution onto an end face of an optical fiber, the system comprising:a uniaxial crystal for receiving the radiation beam, transmitting a first portion of the radiation beam with a substantially unaltered trajectory, and altering the trajectory of a second portion of the radiation beam;
focusing optics for receiving the first and second portions of the radiation beam and directing the first and second portions of the radiation beam toward different portions of the end face; and
a controller for controlling the uniaxial crystal and/or the focusing optics to achieve a target altered spatial power distribution on the end face.

US Pat. No. 10,259,802

BICYCLIC AZA COMPOUNDS AS MUSCARINIC M1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A compound of the formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:X1 and X2 are saturated hydrocarbon groups which together contain a total of five to nine carbon atoms and which link together such that the moiety:

forms a bicyclic ring system selected from the group consisting of ring systems BA, BB, CA, and CB below:

R1 is selected from 2-methylpropyl; 2,2-dimethylpropyl; tert-butyl; 2-methyl-but-2-yl; 2,3-dimethylbut-2-yl; cyclopropylmethyl; cyclobutylmethyl; cyclopentyl; cyclopentylmethyl; 1-methylcyclobutyl; 1-methylcyclopentyl; 1-methylcyclohexyl; 1-methylcyclopentylmethyl; cyclopropyl-prop-2-yl; 1-methylcyclobutylmethyl and 1-ethyl-cyclobutylmethyl groups;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, methyl, ethyl and isopropyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, fluorine and methoxy; and
R4 is a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,259,702

SHOCK CAGING FEATURES FOR MEMS ACTUATOR STRUCTURES

MEMS Drive, Inc., Pasade...

1. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) actuator, comprising:an outer frame coupled to an inner frame by a beam;
the beam which couples the outer frame and the inner frame, comprising:
a center portion comprising a first end and second end;
a first hinge directly coupled to the first end of the center portion; and
a second hinge directly coupled to the second end of the center portion,
wherein the first hinge and the second hinge are thinner than the center portion; and
a silicon caging structure at least partially surrounding, in parallel, at least one of the first hinge and the second hinge directly, wherein the silicon caging structure limits a maximum displacement of the beam in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the beam, wherein the beam is between 1 and 7 millimeters long and between 10 and 70 micrometers wide, and wherein the beam is rigid in a direction along a length of the beam and flexible in a direction perpendicular to the length.

US Pat. No. 10,258,503

OCULAR IMPLANT DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD

ForSight Vision4, Inc., ...

1. An ocular implant handling system, comprising:a carrier member comprising:
a shell having a central channel extending at least partially through the shell from a proximal end towards a distal end of the shell;
a guide sleeve removably attached within at least a first region of the central channel of the shell, the guide sleeve defining a proximal port into the central channel that is accessible from the proximal end of the shell; and
an implant holder removably attached within at least a second region of the central channel of the shell adjacent to a distal end of the guide sleeve, the implant holder having a pair of graspers adapted to releasably secure an implant at a distal end of the implant holder.

US Pat. No. 10,258,053

EVISCERATION APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR EVISCERATING SUSPENDED POULTRY

Meyn Food Processing Tech...

1. An evisceration apparatus for eviscerating a poultry carcass suspended by the legs, the apparatus comprising:an evisceration tool that is movable up and down, and into and out of a body cavity of the poultry, the evisceration tool comprising two bracket halves that connect to each other with a hinge at a lower extremity of the evisceration tool to enable a rotational movement of the two bracket halves around the hinge;
the two bracket halves embodied with cooperating clamping faces adjacent to and above the hinge for clamping a part of the viscera of the poultry when the two bracket halves are moved by a rotational movement around the hinge towards each other from an open position into a closed position;
where the evisceration tool further comprises a support bracket positioned next to the two bracket halves, which support bracket is movable up and down, and into and out of the body cavity of the poultry simultaneously and synchronously with the two bracket halves, the support bracket movable towards and away from the two bracket halves, wherein the support bracket can assume a position between the two bracket halves.
US Pat. No. 10,258,662

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING HEPATITIS C INCLUDING VITIDIS VINFERAE RADIX EXTRACT OR FRACTION THEREOF AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method for treating hepatitis C in a patient with hepatitis C, comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of a composition comprising a fraction of an aqueous and/or C1-C4 alcoholic extract of Vitidis Vinferae Radix as an active ingredient,wherein the fraction is obtained via sequentially fractionating the aqueous and/or alcoholic extract with:
(a) hexane;
(b) hexane and then ethyl acetate;
(c) hexane, ethyl acetate, and then butanol; or
(d) hexane, ethyl acetate, butanol, and then water.

US Pat. No. 10,264,719

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component supply device comprising:a component support section configured to support multiple types of components in a scattered state;
an imaging device configured to image the component supported by the component support section, and configured to move relative to the component support section;
a holding tool configured to hold the component supported by the component support section;
a moving device configured to move the holding tool to any position above the component support section; and
a control section configured to control operation of the holding tool and the moving device,
wherein the control section includes
an information acquiring section configured to acquire identification information for identifying each type of the multiple types of components and position information representing a position of each of the multiple types of components on the component support section, based on image data imaged by the imaging device, and
an operation control section configured to control operation of the holding tool and the moving device based on the identification information and the position information acquired by the information acquiring section, such that any type of the multiple types of components supported by the component support section can be held by the holding tool.

US Pat. No. 10,264,656

METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIGHTING SOURCES, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A method of controlling lighting sources, said lighting sources having at least one operating parameter which is controllable in at least one lighting sequence as a function of a time code data set coupled therewith, the method comprising:providing a repository of operating data files for said lighting sources, said operating data files coupled with said lighting sources with each data file including at least one time code data set for at least one lighting sequence for a respective one of said lighting sources,
retrieving in said repository at least one operating data file coupled with a selected one of said lighting sources,
detecting at least one ambient lighting level signal at the ambient of said lighting sources, and
operating said selected one of said lighting sources by controlling said at least one operating parameter as a function of the operating data included in the operating data file retrieved and as a function of said ambient lighting level signal.

US Pat. No. 10,264,552

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING A MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES BEARER

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:allocating resources for a common Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) bearer;
transmitting MBMS information to a plurality of user equipments (UEs), the MBMS information identifying the allocated resources for the common MBMS bearer;
receiving a request to transmit content information using the common MBMS bearer and receiving the content information;
segmenting the content information, the segmenting including generating a preamble, the preamble including segmentation information identifying a segmentation protocol and address information for requesting retransmission of segments of the segmented content information; and
transmitting the content information to the UEs using the common MBMS bearer, the transmitting the content information including transmitting the segmented content information to the UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,264,425

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-INITIALIZATION AND AUTOMATED BOOTSTRAPPING OF MOBILE ACCESS POINTS IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A system for provisioning of both fixed network devices and mobile network devices for deployment in a wireless network comprising a plurality of network devices, the system comprising:a computer system comprising a display device, the computer system configured to communicate directly with a current network device of the plurality of network devices, at the workstation, and to communicate with a cloud-based system storing executable code for operation of the plurality of network devices and configuration information that enables direct wireless communication among the plurality of network devices;
a satellite signal generator controllable by and operably coupled to the computer system to produce one or more radio frequency signals that simulate transmissions from satellites of a global navigation satellite system, based upon the configuration information for the current network device;
one or more wireless communication interfaces operably coupled to the computer system to communicate directly with the current network device using radio frequency signals, wherein the one or more wireless communication interfaces are configurable by the computer system to operate using a wireless local area network communication protocol and to operate using a wireless vehicle to vehicle communication protocol;
wherein the software application directs the computer system to, at least:
receive, from the current network device, information characterizing components of the current network device;
send, to the cloud-based system, the information characterizing components of the current network device;
receiving, for the current network device from the cloud-based system, the executable code and the configuration information comprising:
an identifier assigned to the current network device by the cloud-based system, wherein the identifier uniquely identifies the current network device in the network,
one of a geographic location at which the current network device is to be stationed or an identifier of a vehicle with which the current network device is to be stationed, and
a representation of an arrangement of the plurality of network devices with respect to one another;
install the executable code and the configuration information on the current network device; and
test the current network device by controlling the satellite signal generator and the one or more wireless communication interfaces, according to the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,264,405

MOTION DETECTION IN MESH NETWORKS

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

1. A method of motion detection in a mesh network, comprising:obtaining transfer function components for each pair of devices in the mesh network, the transfer function components for each pair of devices based on wireless signals communicated through a space between the pair of devices;
generating a time series of transfer function matrices, each transfer function matrix comprising a respective subset of the transfer function components; and
detecting, by operation of one or more processors in a motion detection system, motion of an object in the space based on the time series of transfer function matrices.

US Pat. No. 10,263,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AN INTERCONNECTION DEVICE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method used by a device for interconnecting a first communication network and a second communication network, said interconnection device comprising a plurality of components functioning in an active mode or a standby mode, wherein said interconnection device performs the following steps:changing to active mode the plurality of components under control of a secondary processor, the secondary processor being a component of the interconnection device continuously in active mode and controlling changes to active mode of the plurality of components at given instants, the given instants being controlled by the secondary processor using a control parameter fixed by the interconnection device when the plurality of components are in active mode, where the control parameter is a function of statistics of a quantity of services implemented by the interconnection device, a change to standby mode being controlled by the interconnection device following an end of use of a service,
following the change of the plurality of components to active mode, sending an interrogation request to a service-management server connected to the first communication network in order to check the existence of service demands,
receiving a response to the interrogation request, and
changing the plurality of components to standby mode by means of the secondary processor at an instant dependent on the response received.

US Pat. No. 10,263,652

MULTI-CHIP MILLIMETER-WAVE INTERFACE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A millimeter-wave (MMW) transceiver system, the system comprising:a transceiver chip configured to generate and to receive and/or transmit signals; and
an interface configured to communicate the signals including modulated MMW signals, a control signal and a DC supply voltage between the transceiver chip and one or more active antenna modules to avoid local oscillator (LO) generation,
wherein:
the transceiver chip comprises baseband circuitry, up and down conversion mixers, and
RF front-end circuitry, and
an active antenna module of the one or more active antenna modules is configured to receive a first modulated MMW signal from the interface for transmission via a plurality of antennas and to receive a second modulated MMW signal from the plurality of antennas for transmission through the interface to the transceiver chip, and wherein the active antenna module comprises a master millimeter-wave integrated circuit (MMIC) followed by a plurality of slave antenna modules directly in parallel to each other, the MMIC is configured to provide control signals for at least some of the plurality of slave antenna modules, and wherein the interface is scalable and allows the master MMIC to be used in multiple hierarchical tiled modes.

US Pat. No. 10,263,649

FULLY INTEGRATED POWER AMPLIFIER EMPLOYING TRANSFORMER COMBINER WITH ENHANCED BACK-OFF EFFICIENCY

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A power amplifier (PA) circuit, the circuit comprising:a first PA configured to amplify a first radio frequency (RF) signal, wherein the first PA is a fixed-bias PA;
a second PA configured to amplify a second RF signal, wherein the second PA is a variable-bias PA;
a first variable capacitor coupled between differential output nodes of the first PA; and
a second variable capacitor coupled between differential output nodes of the second PA,
wherein the first and the second RF signals are differential signals that are created by splitting a differential input RF signal, and wherein the differential output nodes of the first PA and the second PA are coupled via respective first and second transformers to a load, and capacitance values associated with the first and second variable capacitors are configured to be dynamically adjustable based on an amplitude of the RF signal to achieve a desired power efficiency at an output power level.

US Pat. No. 10,263,601

TUNABLE BULK ACOUSTIC RESONATOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED INSERTION LOSS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A tunable bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter device for filtering a radio frequency (RF) signal having a carrier frequency in an allocated channel of a predetermined frequency band having a plurality of predetermined channels, the BAW filter device comprising:a first voltage source that selectively provides a non-zero direct current (DC) bias voltage based on a location of the allocated channel within the predetermined frequency band; and
a plurality of BAW resonators configured to provide a passband of the BAW filter device, each BAW resonator having a corresponding resonance frequency and comprising:
a bottom electrode disposed over a substrate and an acoustic reflector;
a piezoelectric layer disposed over the bottom electrode and having a corresponding resonance frequency; and
a top electrode disposed over the piezoelectric layer, the top electrode being electrically connected to the first voltage source via a first resistor,
wherein the first voltage source is controlled to apply the non-zero DC bias voltage to the top electrode of each BAW resonator, when the location of the allocated channel is near an upper corner or a lower corner of the predetermined frequency band, the upper corner corresponding to a high frequency edge of the predetermined frequency band and the lower corner corresponding to a low frequency edge of the predetermined frequency band, and
wherein the resonance frequency of each BAW resonator is shifted in response to the non-zero DC bias voltage toward a center of the predetermined frequency band, shifting a minimum insertion loss portion of the passband of the BAW filter device toward the allocated channel.

US Pat. No. 10,263,431

SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC BOARDS OF AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

ZODIAC AERO ELECTRIC, Mo...

1. Supply system for electronic boards of an electrical distribution system comprising at least two protection boards (2a, 2b) each able to supply power from a power line (4a, 4b) by way of separate protected pathways (3a, 3b), wherein each protection board (2a, 2b) comprises at least one voltage converter (13a, 13b) able to provide an internal supply voltage of the protection board on the basis of a supply voltage,wherein the voltage converter (13a) of a first protection board (2a) is connected to at least one second protection board (2b) so as to be able to provide the internal supply of the second protection board (2b) in case of failure of the voltage converter (13b) of the second protection board (2b),
an interconnection means able to provide the internal supply of a first protection board (2a) with the voltage provided by the voltage converter (13b) of a second protection board (2b) when the voltage provided by the voltage converter (13a) of the first protection board (2a) is absent,
the interconnection means comprising the voltage converter (13a) of the first protection board (2a) linked at input to the power line and to the auxiliary supply line,
the voltage converter (13a) being linked at output to a protection unit (19) which is itself connected at output to a first diode (20) by its anode, the cathode of the first diode (20) being connected to the common backup supply bus (18),
the anode of a second diode (21) being connected between the output of the voltage converter and the input of the protection unit (19), the cathode of the second diode (21) being connected to the internal supply of the first protection board (2a), and
the interconnection means comprising an input connected to the common backup supply bus (18) and linked to a first terminal of a breaker (22), the second terminal of the breaker (22) being connected to the anode of a third diode (23), the cathode of the third diode (23) being linked to the cathode of the second diode (21) and to the internal supply of the first protection board (2a).

US Pat. No. 10,263,379

LARGE DEFLECTION CANTED COIL SPRINGS, CONNECTORS, AND RELATED METHODS

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc...

1. A connector assembly comprising:a housing comprising a bore with a housing groove with a groove bore diameter X;
a pin with a pin body comprising a pin diameter;
a canted coil spring comprising a plurality of interconnected coils each with a large range of deflection, a coil base having a coil width, and a coil height, said canted coil spring being disposed in said bore of said housing;
wherein said coil width has a length dimension that is less than a length dimension of said coil height;
wherein said pin is located in said bore of said housing and said plurality of interconnected coils of said canted coil spring are deflected along each respective coil height by said pin while each respective coil base contacts said housing groove; and
wherein the canted coil spring with the plurality of interconnected coils each with the large range of deflection is configured to receive the pin diameter having any dimension within about 0.4X to about 0.89X.

US Pat. No. 10,263,368

ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WITH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SPRINGS

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc...

1. A face to face contact assembly comprising:an electrically conductive canted coil spring element having an annular configuration and a shielding canted coil spring element having an annular configuration separated from one another by a spacing element and coaxially positioned relative to one another with the shielding canted coil spring element being located externally radially outwardly of the annular configuration of the electrically conductive canted coil spring element;
said spacing element is disposed between the electrically conductive canted coil spring element and the shielding canted coil spring element; and
wherein the electrically conductive canted coil spring element is configured to electrically connect two spaced apart electrical components and the shielding canted coil spring element is configured to at least partially shield the electrical connection between the two spaced apart electrical components and the electrically conductive canted coil spring element.

US Pat. No. 10,263,197

SYNTHESIS OF FOUR COORDINATED PALLADIUM COMPLEXES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES THEREOF

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A compound represented by the formula:wherein:Pd represents palladium;
each N independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted pyridyl;
each C independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl; and
each E independently represents oxygen or a covalent bond.

US Pat. No. 10,261,542

DISTRIBUTED AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A neckband device comprising:a first arm and a second arm coupled together to form a shape such that the neckband device conforms to a neck of a user; and
a plurality of compartments within the neckband device, the plurality of compartments including a battery compartment for a battery that is configured to power an eyewear device and a computation compartment configured to hold a processor that is configured to compute at least one value from a sensor of the eyewear device, and the first arm includes at least one of the plurality of compartments,
wherein the neckband device is communicatively coupled with the eyewear device.

US Pat. No. 10,261,345

IMAGING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND IMAGING ADJUSTMENT METHOD

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory, coupled to a processor, used to store executable modules, comprising:
an information processing module used to receive position information and depth information of an imaging lens group or an imaging receiver relative to an object, and obtain at least one imaging parameter corresponding to the imaging lens group according to the position information and the depth information, wherein the imaging lens group is used to image the object and comprises a plurality of subregions with at least one adjustable imaging characteristic, and wherein a subregion of the plurality of subregions is a first subregion of the imaging lens group physically independent from a second subregion of the imaging lens group, or is a third subregion determined by logically dividing the imaging lens group; and
a transmission module used to initiate sending the at least one imaging parameter, wherein each imaging parameter of the at least one imaging parameter corresponds to a part in a projection region of the object on the imaging lens group to correct a perspective deformation of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,261,316

HEAD-UP DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An HUD (Head-Up Display) control apparatus comprising:a distance detector configured to detect a distance to an obstacle in front of a vehicle; and
a controller configured to adjust a virtual image formation position of HUD information to a closer position in response to the distance between the obstacle and the vehicle so that the HUD information does not overlap the obstacle on a windshield of the vehicle, when the obstacle is located at a closer position than a virtual image formation position in a specific range designed in an HUD,
wherein the controller adjusts a distance to a flat mirror that reflects the HUD information on a screen onto which the HUD information is outputted, in order to adjust the virtual image formation position of the HUD information in response to the distance information from the vehicle to the obstacle, and
wherein when the flat mirror is moved close to or away from the screen, the controller adjusts a reflection angle of the flat mirror depending on a moving distance of the flat mirror such that a center of the HUD information which is reflected from the flat mirror and transmitted to an aspheric mirror is not changed.

US Pat. No. 10,261,237

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, IN PARTICULAR FOR A VEHICLE

MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A., ...

1. An instrument cluster, in particular for a vehicle, comprising:a dial having a plurality of graphic areas and comprising a back surface;
a backlighting device for backlighting said graphic areas; the backlighting device comprising at least one light source, a front light-guiding element distinct from said dial and having a front face and a rear face opposite to each other, and a rear light-guiding element; said front face being at least partially covered by said back surface; said rear light-guiding element comprising:
a) a receiving portion facing said light source for directly receiving a light beam emitted, in use, by said light source, and
b) a transmitting portion for transmitting and guiding the light received by said receiving portion; said transmitting portion having an emitting face which is spaced apart from and faces said rear face;
the rear face of said front light-guiding element comprising a plurality of coplanar flat zones and a plurality of curved lens surfaces for varying the intensity of the light transmitted from said emitting face to the different graphic areas;
said curved lens surfaces being separated from each other along said rear face by said coplanar flat zones and are curved convex or curved concave so as to define a projection or, respectively, a recess with respect to said coplanar flat zones;
wherein, at least some of said graphic areas are coaxial to a single one of said curved lens surfaces along a respective axis that extends orthogonally to said coplanar flat zones.

US Pat. No. 10,260,625

AUTOMATIC SHIFT OF MECHANICAL GEARBOX

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A power machine, comprising:a frame;
an operator compartment, for carrying an operator, mounted to the frame; and
a drive system for selectively driving the power machine over a surface, the drive system including:
a drive pump;
a drive motor operably coupled to and driven by the drive pump, the drive motor having a rotational output member;
a gearbox having an input shaft operably coupled to the rotational output member of the drive motor and an output shaft operably coupled to a wheel, the gearbox further including:
a plurality of gear reduction sets coupled to the output shaft; and
a coupling mechanism for coupling the input shaft to the output shaft via engagement with a selected one of the plurality of gear reduction sets;
a gearshift input manipulable by an operator in the operator compartment to provide an indication of a selected gear reduction set;
a sensor configured to provide an engagement feedback signal indicative of whether the coupling mechanism is engaged with the selected gear reduction set; and
a controller in communication with the gearshift input to receive the indication of the selected gear reduction set and the sensor to receive the engagement feedback signal, and wherein when the controller determines, based on the received engagement feedback signal, that the coupling mechanism is not engaged with the selected gear reduction set, the controller provides an alignment signal to the drive pump to control the rotational output member and align the coupling mechanism with the selected gear reduction set from the plurality of gear reduction sets and wherein when the controller senses that the coupling mechanism is aligned with the selected gear reduction set, the controller stops providing the alignment signal to the drive pump to prevent inadvertent movement of the power machine.

US Pat. No. 10,259,311

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND RESPONSE OF AN ELECTRICALLY MOTORIZED VEHICLE

Superpedestrian, Inc., C...

1. A method for diagnosis of a motorized bicycle comprising:receiving operational data from a system mounted to the motorized bicycle wherein the operational data relates to a component onboard the motorized bicycle;
detecting, using a control unit mounted to the motorized bicycle, that a hazard indicator is present in the operational data; and
using the control unit mounted to the motorized bicycle to restrict performance or cease operation of the motorized bicycle in response to detecting the hazard indicator.
US Pat. No. 10,257,991

HYBRID TOMATO PLANT NAME CLX37935

HM.CLAUSE, INC. DAVIS, IN...

1. A seed of hybrid tomato designated CLX37935, wherein a representative sample of seed of said hybrid has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43121.
US Pat. No. 10,259,819

PROCESS FOR PREPARING OXYCODONE COMPOSITIONS

PURDUE PHARMA L.P., Stam...

1. A process for preparing an oxycodone hydrochloride composition comprising, (i) reacting an oxycodone base composition with one or more acids selected from the group consisting of tartaric acid, oxalic acid, fumaric acid, phosphoric acid and sulfuric acid to form a corresponding acid addition salt of oxycodone; and (ii) converting the acid addition salt into oxycodone hydrochloride.
US Pat. No. 10,259,083

CLEANING FLUX, CLEANING SOLDER PASTE, AND SOLDER JOINT

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux comprising a solvent having a polarity of dissolving a flux component and a boiling point of 330° C. or higher wherein a volatilization volume occurred at a reflow soldering process is equal to or less than 20% of the whole flux volume, andwherein the solvent comprises:
23-65% by weight of an alkylene oxide-resorcinol copolymer, based on the total weight of the flux;
15-68% by weight of an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide condensation-added alkylene diamine, based on the total weight of the flux; and
one or both of an organic acid and a halogen compound, wherein an addition amount of the organic acid is 2-18% by weight based on the total weight of the flux and an addition amount of the halogen compound is 1-4% by weight based on the total weight of the flux,
wherein the total amount of the alkylene oxide-resorcinol copolymer and the ethylene oxide-propylene oxide condensation-added alkylene diamine is 68-98% by weight, based on the total weight of the flux.

US Pat. No. 10,264,419

CONTROLLING VEHICLE CABIN NETWORKS BASED ON CONNECTIVITY METRICS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A network analysis terminal in communication with wireless access points, the network analysis terminal comprising:a network interface configured to monitor packets communicated through the wireless access points of at least one network between a content server and user terminals;
a processor connected to receive packets monitored by the network interface; and
a memory connected to the processor and storing computer readable program code executed by the processor to perform operations comprising:
identifying user terminal identifiers from content of the packets comprising a network address of the user terminals;
identifying names of users associated with the packets using the user terminal identifiers as indexes to retrieve the names of users from an information repository that maps names of users to user terminal identifiers;
generating connectivity metrics based on measurements performed on the packets over time and the identified names of the users; and
blocking establishment of communications between the wireless access points of the at least one network and the user terminals based on the connectivity metrics.

US Pat. No. 10,264,291

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION LLC,...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples representing a spatially sampled video information signal, which is subdivided into a multi-tree structure of leaf regions of different sizes by multi-tree subdivision, wherein the multi-tree structure is obtained using a primary sub-division and a sub-ordinate sub-division, such that a tree-root block of the primary sub-division is sub-divided leaf blocks of the primary sub-division which, in turn, form the tree-root blocks of the sub-ordinate sub-division, further sub-divided into leaf regions of the multi-tree structure, each leaf region of the multi-tree structure has associated therewith (a) a hierarchy level out of a sequence of hierarchy levels of the multi-tree subdivision, and (b) coding parameters, which are, for each leaf region, represented by a respective set of syntax elements, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured to extract from the data stream, using a processor, inheritance information indicating whether inheritance is used, and based on an indication from the inheritance information that inheritance is to be used, at least one inheritance region of the array of information samples which is spatially composed of a set of non-overlapping sub-regions, wherein each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions has a same resolution as that of the at least one inheritance region,
wherein, responsive to the indication from the inheritance information that inheritance is to be used, the extractor is further configured to extract from the data stream, using the processor, at least one syntax element associated with the at least one inheritance region, the at least one syntax element including an intra-prediction mode syntax element,
wherein the decoder is configured to:
decode, in a residual decoding order, using the processor, a residual signal for each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions,
copy, using the processor, the at least one syntax element associated with the at least one inheritance region as a corresponding syntax element associated with the respective non-overlapping sub-region,
obtain, in the residual decoding order, using the processor, a separate intra prediction signal for each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions according to an intra-prediction mode indicated by the intra-prediction mode syntax element, and
reconstruct, using the processor, each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions by adding the respective intra prediction signal and the respective residual signal.

US Pat. No. 10,264,196

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HDR VIDEO CAPTURE WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

Contrast, Inc., Albuquer...

1. A device for high dynamic range (HDR) image capture, the device comprising:first and second image sensors fixed in a co-planar arrangement to a substrate;
an optical splitting system comprising a beamsplitter configured to transmit at least about 90% of incident light received through an aperture of said device along a first light path and onto said first image sensor and reflect a remaining portion of the incident light along a second light path that is reflected back through the beamsplitter and onto the second image sensor, wherein the first and second light paths are of the same length such that each of said image sensors receives images that are co-registered and identical but for light level; and
a processing device that merges the images from said first and second image sensors, to thereby capture a high dynamic range image.

US Pat. No. 10,263,849

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DISCOVERY PROFILES FOR DISCOVERING COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for discovering components of a computer network using agent software, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
receive a first command from a client device to generate a discovery profile for an agent software instance, the agent software instance operating on a computing device including a network interface connected to the computer network;
obtain a first network subnet and at least one network gateway address from the agent software instance, the first network subnet and the at least one network gateway address associated with the network interface;
obtain a second network subnet from the agent software instance, the second network subnet obtained by sending instructions to the agent software instance to identify the second network subnet using the at least one network gateway address;
generate the discovery profile for the agent software instance, the discovery profile including the first network subnet and the second network subnet, the first network subnet being associated with a first geo-location identifier and the second network subnet being associated with a second geo-location identifier;
generate a geographical map of the computer network for display on a display device, the geographical map comprising a first indicator associated with the first geo-location identifier and a second indicator associated with the second geo-location identifier;
receive a second command from the client device via the geographical map indicative of a selection of the first indicator or the second indicator;
initiate discovery for one or more network subnets associated with the respective first or second geo-location identifiers in response to receiving the second command; and
update the geographical map of the computer network in response to discovering the one or more network subnets associated with the respective first or second geo-location identifiers, the geographical map comprising a third indicator associated with a third geo-location identifier associated with the one or more discovered network subnets.

US Pat. No. 10,263,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES AND PREMISES GATEWAY SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

KIP PROD P1 LP, New York...

1. A management device for operation at a user premises having at least a first endpoint device and a second endpoint device, the management device comprising:an application service logic module having at least one local application for managing operation of the first endpoint device;
one or more communication modules including at least a first communication module that is associated with the at least one local application, wherein the first communication module enables bi-directional communication with the first endpoint device;
a network interface that receives information from a remote management application;
at least one processor coupled to at least one of the application service logic module, the one or more communication modules, or a network module; and
a storage device coupled to the at least one processor, the storage device having instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive endpoint data from the first endpoint device;
manage home automation operations of at least one of the first or second endpoint devices based on the received endpoint data;
receive a notification of an available software update via the network interface;
receive the available software update for implementation by at least one of the first or second endpoint devices that communicates via a local wireless network; and
send the received software update to at least one of the first or second endpoint devices,
wherein the storage device includes
a reporting module for storing the received endpoint data from the first endpoint device sent via a wireless mesh network of the local wireless network for enabling generation of an operating report, and
a services module for processing the endpoint data and causing the endpoint data to be sent for delivery to the remote management application for enabling viewing of the endpoint data on the second endpoint device after endpoint authentication of the second endpoint device such that the second endpoint device is capable of secured management of operation of the first endpoint device.

US Pat. No. 10,263,574

RADIO FREQUENCY RECEIVER

Nordic Semiconductor ASA,...

1. A radio frequency receiver device comprising:a receiver input arranged to receive signals having one or more frequency components within a frequency spectrum;
a filter having a filter output impedance; and
an amplifier comprising: an amplifier input connected to the filter output; an amplifier output; at least one radio frequency input transistor; and a feedback circuit including at least one feedback resistor, said feedback circuit being connected between the amplifier input and the amplifier output;
wherein the device is arranged to be selectably operable in:
a first mode wherein the amplifier has first feedback resistance and transconductance values respectively such that the amplifier input impedance and the filter output impedance are substantially the same; and
a second mode wherein the amplifier has second feedback resistance and transconductance values respectively such that upon connection of a predetermined external impedance matching circuit between the filter and the amplifier, the amplifier input impedance and the filter output impedance are substantially the same.

US Pat. No. 10,263,569

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING SIGNALS WIDELY SPACED IN FREQUENCY FOR WIDEBAND DIGITAL PREDISTORTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A system for time aligning widely frequency spaced signals, the system comprising:a digital predistortion (DPD) processor having a DPD input and a DPD output;
a power amplifier coupled to the DPD output and operable to provide a transmit signal at a power amplifier output; and
a feedback loop coupled to the power amplifier output, wherein the feedback loop comprises:
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) unit coupled to the power amplifier output and outputting a feedback signal, wherein the ADC unit has a sampling rate;
an adaptive fractional delay filter coupled to the ADC unit and configured to delay the feedback signal based on a fraction of the sampling rate;
a delay estimator coupled to the adaptive fractional delay filter and the DPD output; and
a DPD coefficient estimator coupled to the delay estimator.

US Pat. No. 10,263,328

DEVICE FOR WIRELESS ACCESS

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A device for wireless access, comprising:a device body;
a radio frequency circuit disposed inside the device body; and
a plurality of antenna units disposed on an external surface of the device body, each of the plurality of antenna units being connected to the radio frequency circuit;
wherein each of the plurality of antenna units comprises an antenna oscillator, and the antenna oscillators on each two adjacent antenna units of the plurality of antenna units are misaligned with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,262,493

NON-GAMING FUNCTIONALITY CONTROL OF GAMING MACHINES INCLUDING AUDIO ASSETS MANAGER

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

7. A gaming system for managing audio assets, the system comprising:a plurality of gaming machines each comprising:
at least one display device,
an audio device,
a gaming controller configured to execute machine readable instructions to present one or more games at the gaming machine, and
a server communicatively coupled to the plurality of gaming machines, the server being configured to identify a first active gaming machine and a second active gaming machine from the plurality of gaming machines, and send a first package of audio assets to the first active gaming machine and send a second package of audio assets to the second active gaming machine, the first package of audio assets comprising first sound effects having first pitches and the second package of audio assets comprising second sound effects having second pitches different from the first pitches and configured to produce a harmony when played together by the first and second gaming machines.

US Pat. No. 10,262,346

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MERCHANT ONSITE PERSONALIZATION GIFTING PLATFORM

Gift Card Impressions, In...

1. An outsourced online personalized gifting system to provide seamless personalization to a merchant commerce website, the system comprising:a gift structure developer server comprising at least one processor and at least one memory unit to create one or more personalized gift structure templates from one or more stock gift structure templates associated with a merchant and having one or more user-supplied content fields, the gift structure developer server configured to:
transmit the one or more stock gift structure templates to a merchant server, managed by the merchant,
wherein the merchant server is further in communication with a user computing device through a merchant website;
wherein the merchant server provides a gift, and is separate and distinct from the gift structure development server, which is managed by a developer that provides the gift structure templates;
receive from the merchant server a selected one gift structure template that has been selected at the merchant server by a user of the user computing device through one or more interfaces of a merchant application;
receive from the merchant server at least one of user-supplied photographic or video content that has been obtained by the merchant server from the user computing device through one or more interfaces of the merchant application, where the merchant application further transmits the user-supplied photographic or video content to the gift structure developer server in response to an application program interface (API) request originating at the user computing device,
wherein the video content is received via a video generation screen,
wherein the video content is included in a video template including a recording time and a screen density;
wherein the user-supplied photographic or video content is obtained from the user computing device through one or more interfaces accessing at least one of a built-in data collection device, an external data collection device, an internal storage, and an external storage;
receive from the merchant server user-supplied content in the form of audio from a telephone service;
receive, from the merchant server, a selection of a gift to be sent to the recipient along with the gift structure and a playback device, the gift comprising a product or service provided by the merchant,
wherein the playback device is configured to access the user-supplied content; and
create the one or more personalized gift structure templates that include instructions and the user-supplied content for the manufacture of a personalized gift structure, wherein creating the one or more personalized gift structure templates includes storing the user-supplied audio, photographic, or video content in a memory of the gift structure developer server and editing the user-supplied audio, photographic, or video content to fit the parameters of at least one field of the template;
wherein the one or more personalized gift structure templates of the edited user-supplied content are retrieved by a computing device at a production facility, located at a site of the merchant where the production facility manufactures the personalized gift structure using the user-supplied content as composited in the user-supplied content fields of the selected gift structure template,
wherein the gift structure developer server provides differing billing plans based upon a type of the gift structure template used by the merchant server,
wherein the gift structure developer server further provides, on a periodic basis, an itemized list of the gift structure templates including a bill for services rendered, and
wherein in response to a request from the one or more application program interface (API) modules, the gift development server provides for display of the merchant commerce website at the user computing device, such that communication of the user computing device with the gift structure developer server is transparent to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,262,143

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODELING AND ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF CYBER-SECURITY EVENTS ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A method for simulating a cyber-physical system, wherein the method is performed at one or more hardware processors configured to execute one or more programs stored in a memory of a computing system, the method comprising:receiving a definition of a scope of a simulation;
generating a mapping of a cyber simulation model to a control system simulation model,
wherein the cyber simulation model is configured to model a software and hardware architecture of the cyber-physical system; and
wherein the control system simulation model is configured to model a physical behavior of the cyber-physical system;
selecting one or more fault models, wherein the selected fault models are based on the received definition of the scope of the simulation;
generating one or more attack plans for the cyber simulation model, wherein the one or more attack plans are based on the selected one or more fault models;
generating one or more attack hooks for the control system simulation model, wherein the one or more attack hooks are based on the generated mapping of the cyber simulation model to the control system model and based on the generated one or more attack packs for the cyber simulation model;
modifying the control system simulation model to include the one or more generated attack hooks; and
executing a simulation on the modified control system simulation model.

US Pat. No. 10,262,079

DETERMINING ANONYMIZED TEMPORAL ACTIVITY SIGNATURES OF INDIVIDUALS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
receive a knowledge graph that includes state information associated with activities capable of being performed by individuals;
receive individual information associated with individual activities of an individual,
the individual information being based on sensor information received from one or more sensors associated with the individual;
aggregate and normalize the individual information, based on a time period, to generate normalized individual information;
identify patterns in the normalized individual information;
associate activity annotations with the patterns based on the state information in the knowledge graph,
wherein a plurality of the activity annotations is associated to create a temporal sequence of activities;
modify the knowledge graph with the activity annotations to generate a modified knowledge graph;
determine embeddings for the individual activities of the individual based on the modified knowledge graph;
determine anonymized activity signatures for the individual activities of the individual based on the embeddings,
wherein the one or more processors, when determining the anonymized activity signatures, are to
determine a vector element based on the embeddings,
determine a magnitude parameter of the vector element to create a plurality of intermediate activity signatures, each intermediate activity signature being associated with an activity in the temporal sequence of activities, and
aggregate the plurality of intermediate activity signatures to create an overall anonymized activity signature for the temporal sequence of activities;
generate a time-based anonymized activity signature for the individual based on the anonymized activity signatures; and
utilize the time-based anonymized activity signature to perform an action.

US Pat. No. 10,261,609

ACTIVE STYLUS, BOOST CIRCUIT, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A boost circuit, comprising: an inductor, a switch module, a capacitor and a control module;the switch module comprising at least a first switch and a second switch, the capacitor and the second switch are connected in parallel;
a first terminal of the first switch is connected to one terminal of the inductor, a second terminal of the first switch is connected to a first terminal of the second switch, and a second terminal of the second switch is grounded; and an other terminal of the inductor is configured to connect a power supply; and
the control module is connected to a control terminal of the switch module; and the control module is configured to control states of the switches in the switch module, to enable the first terminal of the second switch to output a voltage signal with a preset frequency and amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,261,595

HIGH RESOLUTION TRACKING AND RESPONSE TO HAND GESTURES THROUGH THREE DIMENSIONS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:an electronic display configured to display one or more simulated objects in accordance with display instructions;
an imaging sensor configured to capture images of a user's hands; and
a console configured to:
receive the captured images from the imaging sensor;
extract joint information of the user's hands from the captured images;
determine one or more poses based on the extracted joint information; and
in response to the determination that the poses indicate the user's index finger positioned orthogonally to the user's thumb, and the thumb is in contact with the index finger, detect a directional pad display gesture; and
in response to the detection of the direction pad display gesture, update the display instructions to cause the electronic display to generate a simulated directional pad adjacent to the user's thumb in a simulated environment that is presented to the user via the electronic display, the simulated directional pad indicating each of one or more selection directions each with a simulated arrow, the selection of the one or more selection directions detected based on a detection of further determined poses indicating a movement of a distal end of the user's thumb.

US Pat. No. 10,261,554

DRAWER FOR RECEIVING STORAGE MODULE

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A drawer for receiving a storage module, comprising:a case, an accommodating space being disposed inside the case for holding the storage module therein; and
a manual operating assembly, the manual operating assembly including a fastener fixed at one end of the case and including an operating handle rotatably and pivotally connected to the fastener, the fastener including two arms arranged corresponding to each other in a spaced-apart relationship and including a fastening hole penetrating the fastener, the operating handle including an elastic engagement element engaged between the two arms, the elastic engagement element including an extending bar and two claws connected to the extending bar, wherein when the elastic engagement element of the operating handle is inserted through the fastening hole of the fastener to cause the two arms to clamp the two claws, the elastic engagement element is deformed and fastened to the fastener to prevent the case from being removed from a computer chassis where the drawer is mounted inside.

US Pat. No. 10,261,536

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING MICROGRID POWER GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT WITH PREDICTIVE MODELING

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A method for optimizing distributed power generation and management, comprising:providing a microgrid including at least one power generation equipment component for generating electrical power located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing power supply for use within the microgrid;
providing a Price Resource Management System (PRMS) coupled with the at least one power generation equipment component;
the PRMS providing predictive modeling of a real-time wholesale energy market price;
the PRMS storing, monitoring and analyzing the real-time wholesale energy market price based on the predictive modeling for optimized power generation timing, management, storage, and/or distribution to the microgrid and/or a utility grid;
at least one server computer automatically generating event instructions to a controllable device based on the predictive modeling of the real-time wholesale energy market price; and
the controllable device automatically releasing and selling electrical power to the utility grid for distribution when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at least at a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,261,276

DATACENTER INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a plurality of electro-optical circuits, each of the electro-optical circuits being configured to:
receive a respective one of a plurality of optical source signals, each of the optical source signals having a different respective wavelength;
receive a respective plurality of modulated input optical signals, each of said modulated input optical signals having a center frequency corresponding to said respective wavelength; and
generate a respective plurality of modulated output optical signals, each of said modulated output optical signals having a center frequency corresponding to said respective wavelength;
an optical module configured to communicate with each of said plurality of electro-optical circuits via a respective interface and further configured to:
provide to each of said plurality of electro-optical circuits the respective one of said plurality of optical source signals;
direct to each of said plurality of electro-optical circuits said respective plurality of modulated input optical signals; and
receive from each of said plurality of electro-optical circuits said respective plurality of modulated output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,261,232

OPTICAL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS HAVING A CONVERGING LENS WITH AN INPUT CAVITY HAVING GROOVES FOLLOWING A SPLINE AND A FRUSTO-CONICAL REFLECTION SIDE SURFACE EXTENDING BETWEEN AN INPUT AND OUTPUT SURFACE OF THE CONVERGING LENS

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lens device, comprising:a converging lens having a light output surface being spaced apart along a lens axis from a light input surface, the converging lens further having a total internal reflection side surface being spaced apart around the lens axis and having a frusto-conical shape extending between the light input and output surfaces of the converging lens;
wherein a portion of the light input surface of the converging lens includes a light input cavity being bounded by a perimeter, the light input cavity having a central axis and being generally shaped as a portion of a spheroid;
wherein the light input cavity has a plurality of grooves each respectively following a spline along the light input surface that intersects with the central axis of the light input cavity and with a respective point on the perimeter; and wherein each of the respective points are mutually spaced apart around the perimeter of the light input cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,259,249

POST-TREATMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR TREATING WORK PIECES

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A product support assembly for a post printing treatment assembly, said post printing treatment assembly structured to process a number of work pieces, said post printing treatment assembly including a number of UV lamps, said product support assembly comprising:a primary support assembly;
a primary drive assembly;
said primary drive assembly operatively coupled to said primary support assembly;
wherein said primary drive assembly imparts a constant motion to said primary support assembly;
a number of secondary support assemblies;
each secondary support assembly structured to support a number of work pieces;
each secondary support assembly movably coupled to said primary support assembly;
a secondary drive assembly;
said secondary drive assembly operatively coupled to each secondary support assembly;
wherein said secondary drive assembly selectively imparts a motion to each secondary support assembly;
said primary support assembly is a turret assembly;
said turret assembly including a body structured to support each secondary support assembly at a first radius;
said turret assembly body having an axis of rotation;
each secondary support assembly coupled to said turret at said first radius; and
said primary drive assembly structured to rotate said turret assembly body so that said first radius moves at a one of a high speed, a very high speed, or an exceedingly high speed.

US Pat. No. 10,258,243

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MEASURING ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE THERETO

Valencell, Inc., Raleigh...

1. A monitoring apparatus configured to be worn by a subject, wherein the apparatus comprises:at least one physiological sensor configured to detect physiological information from the subject;
at least one environmental exposure sensor configured to detect at least one airborne analyte in a vicinity of the subject;
at least one motion sensor; and
at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
process signals produced by the at least one environmental exposure sensor and calculate a volumetric concentration of the least one airborne analyte,
process signals produced by the at least one physiological sensor to determine a physiological response of the subject to the at least one airborne analyte,
calculate a distance traveled by the subject via signals produced by the at least one motion sensor, and
calculate a volume of air to which the subject has been exposed using the distance traveled by the subject,
wherein calculating the volumetric concentration of the least one airborne analyte is based on the volume of air to which the subject has been exposed.
US Pat. No. 10,258,633

TREATMENT OF FIBROSIS USING FXR LIGANDS

Intercept Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating liver fibrosis associated with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in a human not suffering from a cholestatic condition in need thereof the method comprising the step of administering to the human 6-ethyl-chenodeoxycholic acid at a daily dose of 5-500 mg orally.

US Pat. No. 10,264,664

METHOD OF ELECTRICALLY INTERCONNECTING CIRCUIT ASSEMBLIES

VLT, Inc., Andover, MA (...

1. A method of electrically interconnecting circuit assemblies, the method comprising:assembling an encapsulated panel including a printed circuit board having electronic components mounted to the printed circuit board and one or more conductive features enclosed within the panel and unexposed to an exterior surface of the panel, the encapsulated panel comprising one or more electronic modules having boundaries defined by one or more predetermined cut lines, and the one or more conductive features having portions that are located along the cut lines and unexposed to an exterior surface of the panel;
selectively forming holes in the panel at predetermined locations along the cut lines exposing within selected holes respective portions of the one or more conductive features;
selectively forming one or more conductive metal layers on selected surfaces of the panel including along sidewalls within the selected holes, each selected hole having a respective portion of the one or more conductive metal layers along sidewalls within the selected holes being in electrical contact with the respective portions of the one or more conductive features; and
cutting the panel through the holes and along the one or more cut lines singulating the one or more electronic modules, leaving each singulated electronic module with electrical contacts that include portions of the sidewalls of the selected holes along a perimeter edge of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,264,626

VIRTUALIZED WIRELESS NETWORK

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A network comprising:a first digital access unit (DAU) coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) output of a first base transceiver station (BTS) and configured to receive a first RF signal from the first BTS via a first RF input port, wherein the first RF signal includes a first plurality of carriers, wherein the first BTS has first capacity resources;
a second DAU coupled to a second RF output of a second BTS separately located from the first BTS, wherein the second DAU is configured to receive a second RF signal from the second BTS via a second RF input port, wherein the second RF signal includes a second plurality of carriers, wherein the second BTS has second capacity resources;
a first digital remote unit (DRU) coupled to the first DAU and the second DAU and configured to broadcast to mobile subscribers one or more of the first plurality of carriers and one or more of the second plurality of carriers using the first capacity resources; and
a second DRU coupled to the first DAU and the second DAU and configured to broadcast to mobile subscribers one or more of the first plurality of carriers and one or more of the second plurality of carriers using the second capacity resources,
wherein the first DRU is coupled to the second DRU, wherein the first DAU is configured to route the first RF signal and the second RF signal to the first DRU, wherein the first DRU is configured to form an RF output signal including at least some of the first plurality of carriers and at least some of the second plurality of carriers, and wherein the first capacity resources and the second capacity resources are variable and shared between the first DRU and the second DRU.

US Pat. No. 10,264,621

IUGW ARCHITECTURE

Parallel Wireless, Inc, ...

1. A system, comprising:a base station management gateway situated between a multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) radio access network (RAN), the multi-RAT RAN including both of a 3G RAN and a non-3G RAN, and a packet core network and a circuit core network, the base station management gateway providing resource management for a nodeB in the 3G RAN and the base station management gateway providing routing and node management for a base station or access point in the non-3G RAN,
wherein the base station management gateway is configured to provide radio resource control, power control, ciphering, and multiplexing of multiple users onto a transmission path for a first 3G mobile device attached to the nodeB;
wherein the base station management gateway is configured to relay traffic for a second mobile device attached to the base station or access point; and
wherein the base station management gateway is configured to relay traffic to the circuit core network from both the nodeB and the non-3G RAN via an IuCS interface, and configured to relay traffic to the packet core network from both the nodeB and the non-3G RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,264,420

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DESCRIPTIVE LOCATION OF A USER DEVICE

Carbyne Ltd., Tel-Aviv (...

1. A method for determining a current location of a tracked user device based on data of another user device, comprising:gathering a plurality of unique location identifiers, each of the plurality of unique location identifiers is created from at least one radio frequency (RF) signal captured in a location pointed by one of a plurality of descriptive location pointers by a user device;
sending, during a tracking phase, a request to determine an updated descriptive location for a tracked user device, the tracked user device is different from the user device;
receiving an additional unique location identifier of at least one additional RF signal captured by the tracked user device during the tracking phase; and
identifying, during the tracking phase, an updated descriptive location pointer indicating a current location of the tracked user device based on an outcome of a learning phase analysis of the plurality of unique location identifiers and the additional unique location identifier;
wherein the updated descriptive location pointer is one of the plurality of descriptive location pointers.

US Pat. No. 10,264,401

POWER MANAGEMENT FOR LOCATION SHARING

WhatsApp Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A method comprising:receiving a sharing message from a sharer client, the sharing message indicating that the sharer client is offering to provide live location information;
determining, from the sharing message, identities of one or more receiver clients to whom the live location information is being offered;
sending a location shared message to each of the one or more receiver clients to whom the live location information is being offered, the location shared message identifying the sharer client that is offering to provide live location information, wherein the location shared message specifies a subscription duration indicating an amount of time a subscription for live location information from the sharer client will last;
receiving a subscription request from a receiver client indicating a request by the receiver client to receive live location information shared by the sharer client;
establishing a subscription to live location information from the sharer client in response to receiving the subscription request, the subscription expiring after the subscription duration;
sending a location request to the sharer client in response to receiving the subscription request, the location request requesting live location information from the sharer client;
receiving, from the sharer client in response to the sharer client receiving the location request, live location information indicating a current geographic location of the sharer client; and
sending the live location information received from the sharer client to the receiver client for the duration of the subscription.

US Pat. No. 10,264,307

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE REMOTE RECORDING OF VIDEO PROGRAMS

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for recording a video program, said video program being received in the form of a binary stream by at least one receiver, each receiver being referred as recording receiver, having to record the video program on a remote server, each recording receiver being connected to the remote server by a communication network and having a transmission rate, the binary stream having been encoded according to an encoding rate, wherein the method is implemented by each recording receiver and, for one of the at least one recording receiver, the method comprises:obtaining a value called compression factor used by the recording receiver to determine which sub-part of the binary stream to send to the remote server, the compression factor being (a) computed by dividing a value representative of the transmission rate of the recording receiver by a value representative of the encoding rate of the video program to record, or (b) computed by dividing the value representative of the transmission rate of the recording receiver by a sum of values representative of encoding rates of each video program to record, or (c) determined by choosing a value that is between the encoding rate of the video program divided by a value representative of a mean transmission rate of recording receivers and a lesser of a total number of recording receivers and a maximum number of connections accepted by the remote server,
dividing the binary stream into a set of successive portions of fixed size and ordering the portions in function of their order of appearance in the binary stream;
determining a subset of portions to be transmitted to the remote server from the set of successive portions by selecting in the set of successive portions, portions spaced apart by a number of portions equal to the compression factor and by parsing the set of successive portions from a portion corresponding to an offset value, the offset value being a remainder of an integer division of a random number determined by the recording receiver by the compression factor, and
transmitting the portions in the determined subset of portions to the remote server in order to save thereof, the transmission being prevented by the remote server if another recording receiver has already sent a same offset value to the remote server.

US Pat. No. 10,264,178

CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

15. An electronic device, comprising:an imaging apparatus, wherein the imaging apparatus comprises an image sensor, the image sensor comprises an array of photosensitive pixel units and an array of filter units arranged on the array of photosensitive pixel units, each filter unit corresponds to one photosensitive pixel unit, and each photosensitive pixel unit comprises a plurality of photosensitive pixels; and
a control apparatus, wherein, the apparatus comprises a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising computer-executable instructions stored thereon, and an instruction execution system which is configured by the instructions to implement acts:
controlling the image sensor to output a merged image, wherein, the merged image comprises an array of merged pixels, and the photosensitive pixels in the same photosensitive pixel unit are collectively output as one merged pixel;
acquiring an ambient brightness;
determining whether the ambient brightness is less than or equal to a preset threshold;
when the ambient brightness is less than or equal to the preset threshold, converting the merged image into a merged true-color image; and
when the ambient brightness is greater than the preset threshold, controlling the image sensor to output a color-block image, wherein, the color-block image comprises image pixel units arranged in a preset array, each image pixel unit comprises a plurality of original pixels, and each photosensitive pixel corresponds to one original pixel;
converting the color-block image into a simulation image, wherein, the simulation image comprises simulation pixels arranged in an array, the simulation pixels comprise current pixels, the original pixels comprise association pixels corresponding to the current pixels, converting the color-block image into the simulation image comprises:
determining whether a color of the current pixel is identical to that of the association pixel;
when the color of the current pixel is identical to that of the association pixel, determining a pixel value of the association pixel as a pixel value of the current pixel; and
when the color of the current pixel is different from that of the association pixel, calculating the pixel value of the current pixel according to a pixel value of an association pixel unit by a first interpolation algorithm, wherein the image pixel unit comprises the association pixel unit, the association pixel unit has the same color with the current pixel and is adjacent to the association pixel; and
converting the simulation image into a simulation true-color image.

US Pat. No. 10,264,133

REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF VOIP DEVICE CONTACT LISTS

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

1. An apparatus for facilitating voice-over-Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) communication services involving a VoIP server and VoIP-enabled user communication devices, each including circuitry configured to enable VoIP communication, the apparatus comprising:a management circuit communicatively coupled to the VoIP server via a communication network and configured and arranged to maintain a list of IP addresses associated with each of a plurality of VoIP-enabled user communication devices and also maintain a growing contact list respectively associated with the plurality of VoIP-enabled user communication devices;
from among the plurality of VoIP-enabled user communication devices, a VoIP-enabled user communication device including a user-interface configured and arranged with integrated computing and communications circuitry and programmed to communicate with the VoIP server via the communication network and further configured and arranged to receive and convey email messages to a user through the user-interface or a graphic user interface (GUI), and to recognize contact information in at least some of the email messages, and to automatically prompt the user to add the contact information in the growing contact list associated with the plurality of VoIP-enabled user communication devices, wherein the user-interface enables an input to be selected by the user for including at least a portion of the contact information in the growing contact list which is maintained by the management circuit; andwherein the VoIP-enabled user communication device and the management circuit are cooperatively configured and arranged to respond to an event in which the user selects an input enabled on the user-interface, by the communications circuitry of the VoIP-enabled user communication device sending a message over the communication network to indicate to the management circuit that the portion of the contact information be included in the growing contact list, and wherein the management circuit is further configured and arranged to respond to the message by identifying an account ID, from among a list of account IDs, associated with the plurality of VoIP-enabled user communication devices and including the portion of the contact information in the growing contact list, whereby at least one of the VoIP-enabled user communication devices are permitted access to the added contact information for future communications via the communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,263,816

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT VOLTAGE DOMAIN RECEIVER CIRCUITS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for processing signals, the method comprising:in an integrated circuit:
amplifying a received electrical signal using stacked inverters, each in a different partial voltage domain; and
combining output signals from said stacked inverters, utilizing a stacked cascode amplifier for each partial voltage domain, into a single differential signal in a single voltage domain, wherein each of said partial voltage domains is offset by a DC voltage from other of said partial voltage domains.

US Pat. No. 10,263,713

LOCATION OF A SOURCE OF PASSIVE INTERMODULATION IN A FREQUENCY SELECTIVE DEVICE

AceAxis Limited, Harlow ...

1. A method of identifying a location, within a frequency selective device, of at least one PIM (passive intermodulation) source comprising:applying an excitation waveform to the frequency selective device;
measuring a PIM response signature of the frequency selective device, the PIM response signature being a characteristic of PIM produced in response to the excitation waveform;
comparing the measured PIM response signature with each of a plurality of example PIM response signatures, each of the plurality of example PIM response signatures corresponding to a characteristic of PIM expected for a respective location, within the frequency selective device, of a PIM source; and
identifying the location, within a frequency selective device, of the at least one PIM source on the basis of said comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,263,682

CHANNEL STATE PREDICTION BASED ON PREDICTION OF CHANNEL STATE FACTORS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
determine a measured channel quality for a wireless channel between a transmitter and a receiver;
determine a total round trip latency associated with the wireless channel;
determine, based on the total round trip latency, a predicted signal-to-interference-and-noise (SINR) ratio for the wireless channel; and
determine, based on the measured channel quality and the predicted SINR ratio, a predicted channel quality for the wireless channel.

US Pat. No. 10,263,587

PACKAGED RESONATOR WITH POLYMERIC AIR CAVITY PACKAGE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A packaged resonator, comprising:a substrate;
an acoustic stack disposed over the substrate;
a first polymer layer disposed over the substrate, surrounding the acoustic stack, and providing a first air gap above the acoustic stack;
a second polymer layer disposed over the acoustic stack and above the first air gap; and
at least three release holes disposed between an air cavity under the acoustic stack, and the first polymer layer, wherein the first polymer layer covers each of the at least three release holes.

US Pat. No. 10,263,473

CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless energy transfer system comprising:an energy transmitter comprising a transmitter-impedance matching network (IMN), the transmitter configured to perform operations comprising:
performing a first comparison between a characteristic of a power of the transmitter and a target power; and
adjusting, based on the first comparison, a reactance of the transmitter-IMN to adjust the power of the transmitter; and
an energy receiver comprising a receiver-IMN, the receiver configured to perform operations comprising; determining an efficiency of the wireless energy transfer system at a second time based on power data from the transmitter;
performing a second comparison between the efficiency at the second time and an efficiency of the wireless energy transfer system at a first time, the first time being prior to the second time; and
adjusting, based on the second comparison, a reactance of the receiver-IMN.

US Pat. No. 10,263,432

MULTI-MODE TRANSMITTER WITH AN ANTENNA ARRAY FOR DELIVERING WIRELESS POWER AND PROVIDING WI-FI ACCESS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wireless power transmission, the method comprising:emitting, by a first antenna element of a transmitter, a first signal comprising a plurality of wireless power waves establishing a pocket of energy; and
emitting, by a second antenna element of the transmitter, a second signal different from the first signal, wherein the second signal provides Wi-Fi access,
wherein the transmitter comprises (i) a housing and (ii) an antenna array housed in the housing, the antenna array comprising the first antenna element and the second antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,263,165

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH OPTICAL ELEMENTS FOR BEAM SHAPING AND BEAM DEFLECTION

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor ...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:an optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising a radiation emission face;
a deflection element configured to deflect electromagnetic radiation emitted by the optoelectronic semiconductor chip in a main emission direction which forms an angle deviating from 90° with the radiation emission face, wherein the deflection element is configured as a prism structure; and
an optical lens having an optical axis, wherein the optical axis forms an angle deviating from 90° with the radiation emission face.

US Pat. No. 10,262,977

COLOUR INORGANIC LED DISPLAY FOR DISPLAY DEVICES WITH A HIGH NUMBER OF PIXEL

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An image generator for use in a display device, the image generator comprising:a plurality of inorganic light emitting diode (ILED) array chips each comprising a plurality of ILED emitters and arranged in an array such that each of a plurality of pixels of the image generator comprises an ILED emitter from each of a plurality of adjacent ILED array chips,
and wherein the total area of ILED emitter material of each pixel is less than 50% of the area of each pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,262,947

ACTIVE CHIP ON CARRIER OR LAMINATED CHIP HAVING MICROELECTRONIC ELEMENT EMBEDDED THEREIN

Tessera, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A microelectronic structure comprising:a first semiconductor chip having a body with a top surface and a bottom surface, first contacts at the top surface, a cavity extending into the body from the bottom surface, the cavity having a bottom-facing cavity floor surface, the first semiconductor chip having floor surface pads adjacent the cavity floor surface, the first semiconductor chip having first via conductors extending into the first semiconductor chip from the cavity floor surface, each first via conductor being electrically connected to at least one floor surface pad;
a second semiconductor chip disposed within the cavity, the second semiconductor chip having a top surface facing toward the cavity floor surface of the first chip, and a bottom surface facing in the same direction as the bottom surface of the first chip, the second semiconductor chip having top contacts at the top surface, each top contact being bonded to at least one floor surface pad;
a dielectric encapsulant disposed within the cavity and laterally surrounding the second semiconductor chip, the dielectric encapsulant physically bonding the second semiconductor chip to the first semiconductor chip;
bottom pads each of which is located at a bottom surface of at least one of the group consisting of the dielectric encapsulant, the first semiconductor chip, or the second semiconductor chip; and
second via conductors each of which is electrically connected to at least one bottom pad and extends from a bottom surface of the first semiconductor chip or the dielectric encapsulant into at least one of the group consisting of the first semiconductor chip or the dielectric encapsulant, each second via conductor being laterally spaced from the second semiconductor chip.

US Pat. No. 10,262,568

COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING SYSTEM OF TRANSPARENT DISPLAY AND COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING METHOD OF TRANSPARENT DISPLAY

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A color temperature adjusting system of a transparent display, comprising a mode selecting module, a display color temperature adjusting module communicating with the mode selecting module, an environmental color temperature detecting module communicating with the display color temperature adjusting module and the transparent display communicating with the display color temperature adjusting module;wherein the mode selecting module has a display mode and a fusion mode for a user to select;
the environmental color temperature detecting module detects and obtains a color temperature of an environment in which the transparent display is located;
the display color temperature adjusting module is configured to give different color temperature adjusting results according to a mode selected by the user and the color temperature of the environment, in which the transparent display is located, obtained by the environmental color temperature detecting module: as the user selects the display mode, the display color temperature adjusting module uses a preset fixed color temperature as the color temperature adjusting result; as the user selects the fusion mode, the display color temperature adjusting module uses a color temperature consistent with the color temperature of the environment, in which the transparent display is located, obtained by the environmental color temperature detecting module as the color temperature adjusting result;
the transparent display receives the color temperature adjusting result of the display color temperature adjusting module to perform a transparent display at the corresponding color temperature, wherein the display color temperature adjusting module comprises an information receiving and processing unit and a gamma voltage lookup table; the gamma voltage lookup table stores a plurality of gamma voltage values and one gamma voltage value corresponds to one color temperature;
the information receiving and processing unit receives information of the mode selected by the user and information of the color temperature of the environment, in which the transparent display is located, obtained by the environmental color temperature detecting module and retrieves the gamma voltage lookup table according to received information and then, selects a gamma voltage value corresponding to the received information and transmits the gamma voltage value which is selected to the transparent display to control the transparent display to perform transparent displaying at the color temperature corresponding to the gamma voltage value which is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,262,462

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. An augmented reality system, comprising:at least one server comprising a processor and configured to:
receive first data corresponding to a first location and second data corresponding to a second location respectively from the first virtual or augmented reality display system and the second virtual or augmented reality display system through one or more networks communicably connecting a first and second virtual or augmented reality display systems to the at least one server, wherein
the first data corresponds to the first location at which the first virtual or augmented reality display system is located,
the second data corresponds to the second location at which the second virtual or augmented reality display system is located, and
the first virtual or augmented reality display system is different from the second virtual or augmented reality display system,
reduce the first location to a first node and the second location to a second node using at least the first data and the second data,
create a plurality of virtual keyframes based at least in part upon a plurality of existing keyframes, which have been captured by the first and second virtual or augmented reality display systems, at least by performing a plurality of analyses on corresponding normals of the plurality of existing keyframes, wherein a virtual keyframe is created to provide a new position to view a plurality of existing points or features;
determine a set of shared points from a first set of points and a second set of points that are respectively identified from the first data and the second data based at least in part upon performing one or more analyses using at least one or more corresponding virtual keyframes of the plurality of virtual keyframes,
construct at least a portion of a map of a real world at least by connecting the first node for the first location and the second node for the second location with an edge that is determined based in part or in whole upon a total number of shared points in the set of shared points;
identify, at the at least one server from a storage device, detailed environment data pertaining to the first location and virtual contents from the at least one server to the second virtual or augmented reality display system based at least in part upon an anticipated position of the second virtual or augmented reality display system.

US Pat. No. 10,262,288

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PARALLELIZING ORDER-BY-ORDER PLANNING

JDA Software Group, Inc.,...

1. A supply chain system, comprising:a supply chain network comprising two or more supply chain entities, each supply chain entity configured to supply one or more items to satisfy demand;
a computer comprising a processor and a memory, the computer coupled with a database that stores data describing a demand priority sequence, each demand priority sequence comprising at least one demand of an end-item, the computer configured to:
access the data describing the demand priority sequence and the supply chain network;
create a first mapping table for each end-item;
for each end-item:
access items in an end-item supply path;
access resources in the end-item supply path; and
update the first mapping table with the accessed items and resources in the end-items supply path;
create a second mapping table for each end-item;
for each item:
access end-items in the item supply path; and
update the second mapping table with the accessed end-items in the items supply path;
generate a dependency map for each end-item based on the first and second mapping tables;
generate a list of demand levels comprising two or more demands that can be planned in parallel processing levels; and
generate an order plan of end-items for planning in parallel comprising the orders planned for the demands at each demand level, wherein the dependency map reduces the number of parallel processing levels by excluding related end-items of infinite material.

US Pat. No. 10,261,577

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING INPUT INFORMATION

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method for determining input information, wherein the method comprises:in response to an action part of a body of a user executing an action, acquiring target Doppler measurement information about the action part or an acquisition part that corresponds to the action part, the target Doppler measurement information is blood-flow information;
determining target-velocity-related information corresponding to the target Doppler measurement information;
determining the action part and/or the action according to the target-velocity-related information and reference information; and
determining input information according to the action part and/or the action.

US Pat. No. 10,261,337

APPARATUS FOR DRIVING OPTICAL-REFLECTOR

JAHWA ELECTRONICS CO., LT...

1. An apparatus for driving an optical-reflector, comprising:a lens;
a support frame having a groove line formed therein, wherein the groove line has a round shape and is independently disposed in front of the lens with respect to an optical axis;
an optical-reflector installed at the support frame to change a path of light input through an opening so that the light is put into the lens;
a base frame having a guiding groove formed with a shape corresponding to the groove line;
a plurality of balls disposed between the groove line and the guiding groove so that the support frame and the base frame are kept in a spaced state; and
a driving unit configured to rotate the support frame along a path corresponding to the groove line or the guiding groove, wherein the driving unit includes:
an OIS magnet provided at a side of the support frame at which the optical-reflector is not provided; wherein the groove line is respectively formed at both sides of the OIS magnet; and
a coil disposed at the base frame, to generate an electromagnetic force to the OIS magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,261,324

REMOVABLE LENS ASSEMBLY FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A lens assembly comprising:a corrective lens customized to correct a vision error of an eye of a user of a head-mounted display (HMD), the corrective lens comprising:
a front surface,
a rear surface, and
a side surface connecting the front surface and the rear surface; and
a frame configured to attach to a body of the HMD, the frame comprising:
an inner surface onto which the corrective lens is attached, and
a wall extending at a front portion of the frame and configured to receive a peripheral wall at a rear side of the body of the HMD for removably securing the lens assembly to the body of the HMD.

US Pat. No. 10,261,306

METHOD TO BE CARRIED OUT WHEN OPERATING A MICROSCOPE AND MICROSCOPE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. A method for execution upon operation of a microscope or for depiction of an object imaged with the microscope or of a part of the object imaged with the microscope, the method comprising:a. depicting a proxy of the object on a display of the microscope or on a further display and depicting the object on a same or different display, the depiction of the proxy and the depiction of the object having a same orientation and being viewable simultaneously by a user;
b. performing at least one manipulation on the proxy, or on the depiction of the proxy, using an input device;
c. deriving from the manipulation at least one of a depiction parameter for the depiction of the object or of the part of the object, or a microscope control parameter; and
d. depicting the object or the part of the object based on the at least one of the derived depiction parameter or the derived microscope control parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,260,776

HEATER BUNDLE FOR ADAPTIVE CONTROL

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A method of controlling a heating system comprising:providing at least one heater assembly, the heater assembly comprising a plurality of heater units, each heater unit defining at least one independently controlled heating zone;
supplying power to each of the at least one independently controlled heating zone in each of the heater units through a plurality of power conductors, the power conductors electrically connected to each of the at least one independently controlled heating zone in each of the heater units;
detecting a temperature within each of the independently controlled heating zones; and
modulating power supplied to each of the independently controlled heating zones of the heater units through the power conductors based on detected temperature within each of the independently controlled heating zones to provide a desired wattage along a length of the heater assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,260,585

BRAKE DISC AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

RAILWAY TECHNICAL RESEARC...

1. A brake disc that stops rotation of an axle when a brake pad is pressed on a surface of the brake disc, comprising:a disc main body that is attached to a rotary body integrally rotating with the axle;
a plurality of build-up layers laminated on a surface of the disc main body; and
the disc main body being made of steel,
wherein the build-up layers are laminated on the surface of the disc main body by means of laser metal deposition welding,
the build-up layer is constituted of a laminate formed of two or more layers of a predetermined matrix laminated on the surface of the disc main body,
the laminate includes an inner layer which is laminated on the disc main body and does not include high-melting-point metal particles having a higher melting point than the disc main body and an outer layer which is formed on the inner layer and includes the high-melting-point metal particles,
the outer layer of the build-up layer includes ceramic particles, and
a molten amount into the build-up layer from the disc main body is <5%.

US Pat. No. 10,260,579

DISC BRAKE CALIPER BODY

Freni Brembo S.P.A., (IT...

1. A disc brake caliper body having a U-shape, adapted to be arranged astride an outer peripheral edge of a brake disc, the caliper body comprising:a first and a second side formation, transversely spaced from one another so as to face opposite braking surfaces of a brake disc;
two substantially parallel bridge portions extending transversely and connecting the first and the second side formations;
wherein at least one bridge portion of the two substantially parallel bridge portions has a closed loop structure with an extrados, an intrados, two connecting portions transversely spaced apart and connecting the extrados and the intrados, and a through cavity which extends in a tangential direction relative to an axis of rotation of the brake disc between the extrados and the intrados;
wherein the two substantially parallel bridge portions are spaced apart from one another in a tangential direction relative to an axis of rotation of the brake disc.

US Pat. No. 10,260,331

AUTODRILLING CONTROL WITH ANNULUS PRESSURE MODIFICATION OF DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive a differential pressure measurement of a mud flow in a drilling rig from a differential pressure sensor; and
receive an annulus pressure measurement of pressure in a vicinity to a bottom hole assembly of the drilling rig from an annulus pressure sensor; and
a controller configured to:
receive the differential pressure measurement and the annulus pressure measurement from the transceiver;
modify the differential pressure measurement with the annulus pressure measurement; and
control a rate of penetration of the bottom hole assembly with the modified differential pressure measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,260,147

DEVICE FOR DEPOSITING NANOTUBES

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A device for depositing structures containing carbon on a first and second substrate (6) which are carried by a substrate carrier (1) which extends in a first plane and which is disposed in a processing-chamber housing (19), wherein the processing-chamber housing (19) has a construction which is symmetric about the first plane, wherein the substrate carrier (1) is a planar body which extends in the first plane, wherein a first broadside face (2) of the substrate carrier (1) is configured to carry the first substrate, wherein a second broadside face (3) of the substrate carrier (1) is configured to carry the second substrate, wherein the first broadside face (2) of the substrate carrier (1) lies opposite to a first gas-inlet plate (24), having first gas-outlet openings (39), of a first gas-inlet element (24, 25), wherein the second broadside face (3) of the substrate carrier (1) lies opposite to a second gas-inlet plate (24), having second gas-outlet openings (39), of a second gas-inlet element (24, 25), wherein a process gas is delivered through the first gas-outlet openings (39) towards the first substrate (6), wherein the process gas is delivered through the second gas-outlet openings (39) towards the second substrate (6), wherein the processing-chamber housing (19) has a first wall (48) having a first cavity (28), wherein the first cavity (28) by means of first gas-infeed openings (40) is connected to a gas volume of the first gas-inlet element (24, 25) that is disposed adjacent to the first gas-inlet plate (24), wherein the processing-chamber housing (19) further comprises a second wall (48?) which is oriented opposite from and parallel to the first wall (48), wherein the second wall (48?) has a second cavity (28), wherein the second cavity (28) by means of second gas-infeed openings (40) is connected to the gas volume of the first gas-inlet element (24, 25), and wherein the processing-chamber housing (19) is shaped as a cuboid.

US Pat. No. 10,259,896

SHAPE CONTROLLED PRO-CATALYST AND A SINGLE POT PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A single-pot multi step process for the preparation of a shape controlled iodine free pro-catalyst; said process comprising the following steps:i. reacting magnesium metal and at least one alkanol at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to the boiling point of the alkanol used for 0.5 to 8 hrs to obtain spheroidal magnesium alkoxide in the presence of at least one solvent;
ii. treating the spheroidal magnesium alkoxide with at least one transition metal tetrahalide, at least one organic modifier, and optionally, at least one in-organic modifier in the presence of at least one solvent to obtain a reaction mixture;
iii. cooling, settling the reaction mixture and decanting the supernatant;
iv. adding at least one transition metal tetrachloride, at least one solvent and optionally, at least one organic or inorganic modifier; and
v. iterating steps (iii) and (iv) to obtain the shape controlled pro-catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,259,614

CUSTOM GRAPHIC FILM

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A label for a bottle, the label comprising:a background layer;
an upper layer; and
a movable material layer disposed between the background layer and the upper layer, the movable material layer having a viscosity between 50 cP and 5000 cP,
wherein movable material of the movable material layer moves from a first location relative to the background layer to a second location relative to the background layer in response to a force applied to the first layer,
wherein the movable material remains in the second location after the force is removed from the first layer, and
wherein the moveable material is flowable at the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,259,549

LAUNCH APPARATUS AND VEHICLE

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A launch apparatus for an unmanned underwater vehicle, said launch apparatus comprising a launching tube having an inner wall and an outlet, the unmanned underwater vehicle contained within the launching tube, the unmanned underwater vehicle having a vehicle casing, the vehicle casing having inhomogeneity, the unmanned underwater vehicle having a detachable compensating form configured to compensate for the vehicle casing having inhomogeneity so that when a combination comprised of the unmanned underwater vehicle having the detachable compensating form is ejected from the launch tube, a substantially more uniform contact load between the combination and the inner wall occurs in comparison to the different contact load that would occur when the unmanned underwater vehicle without the detachable form is ejected from the launch tube, a relay facility arranged on the inside of the launch tube, the relay facility in the launch tube is associated with but separated from the unmanned underwater vehicle, the relay facility movable to an outlet medium after the combination of the unmanned underwater vehicle and the compensating form are ejected from the launch tube, the relay facility connected with the unmanned underwater vehicle and/or the compensating form by way of a data exchange line, and the relay facility having a relay casing, the relay casing having inhomogeneity so that an ejection of the relay facility without compensating for such inhomogeneity would cause different contact loads between the vehicle casing and the inner wall, the relay facility having a relay facility compensating form configured to compensate for the relay casing inhomogeneity so that a substantially more even contact load occurs between a relay combination comprised of the relay facility and the relay facility compensating form and the inner wall when the relay combination is ejected.

US Pat. No. 10,259,185

METHOD AND UNIT FOR MAKING SECTIONS OF PADDING FOR ABSORBENT SANITARY ARTICLES

GDM S.P.A., Bologna (IT)...

1. A method for making sections of padding for absorbent sanitary articles comprising:forming on a first conveyor a continuous succession of single discrete outer pads comprising at least one panel or layer of absorbent material;
forming on a second conveyor a continuous succession of single discrete inner pads comprising at least one panel or layer of absorbent material;
superposing each outer pad on an inner pad to make assembled pads comprising multiple layers of absorbent material;
feeding the assembled pads comprising multiple layers to a production line for absorbent sanitary articles;
compressing the inner pads to decrease an overall thickness of the inner pads before the superposing the inner pads on the outer pads;
wherein the superposing each outer pad on the inner pad is carried out on a third rotary conveyor by positioning the inner pad on the third rotary conveyor and superposing the outer pad over the inner pad on the third rotary conveyor, the third rotary conveyor separate from both the first conveyor and the second conveyor;
wherein the feeding the assembled pads comprising multiple layers to the production line is carried out on the third rotary conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,259,151

METHOD OF FORMING A FIBROUS PRODUCT

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A method of forming a molded fibrous product having a density of 5 to 100 kg/m3 and an air content of 90 to 99.5% by volume, said product containing fibers, which are bonded together essentially by hydrogen bonds and an inner part of the product is essentially free from thermoplastic bonding agents and thermoplastic fibers, said method comprising the steps of:foaming an aqueous suspension comprising natural fibers to provide a first fibrous foam,
feeding the first fibrous foam into a mold,
mechanically withdrawing a part of the water contained in the first fibrous foam to produce a solidified, moist fibrous composition, and
evaporating water from the solidified, moist fibrous composition to produce a dry fibrous product,whereinwater is removed from the fibrous foam by suction,
the mold comprises an internal surface for receiving the fibrous foam and an opposite external surface, at least one side of the internal surface being made of permeable material adapted to retain fibrous material and to allow passage of water from the internal surface to the external surface, and
the mold further comprising on the internal surface a protruding three-dimensional male part, covered on the internal surface with a permeable material, said male part corresponding to a cavity in the dry fibrous product, wherein the male part is covered on the internal surface with a permeable material
the natural fibers have an average length of greater than 0.1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,258,718

APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING NEEDLE SILICONIZATION WITH CONTROLLED POSITIVE PRESSURE GAS FLOW

SiO2 Medical Products, In...

1. A lubrication stand for dip coating a needle of a syringe with a needle lubricant, the lubrication stand comprising:one or more supports extending from a base;
a support plate movably connected to the one or more supports, the support plate configured to receive the removable placement of a retention plate, the retention plate configured to receive the placement of one or more syringes;
a reservoir configured to contain the needle lubricant, the reservoir further configured to receive the removable placement of the needle in the needle lubricant;
a gas manifold assembly including a manifold plate and a manifold, the gas manifold assembly configured to deliver a positively pressurized gas to the one or more syringes placed in the retention plate; andone or more clamps configured for a compressive engagement between at least a portion of the gas manifold assembly and a proximal end of the one or more syringes that are placed in the retention plate.

US Pat. No. 10,258,189

GRIPPER RETENTION DEVICE FOR A CAPSULE OR THE LIKE IN A MACHINE FOR THE PREPARATION OF BEVERAGES, IN PARTICULAR ESPRESSO COFFEE

LUIGI LAVAZZA S.P.A., Tu...

1. A gripper device (100) for retaining a capsule (C) in a machine (1) for the preparation of beverages, in particular espresso coffee, comprisinga pair of opposite movable jaws (41) having respective coordinated gripping profiles (50) intended to cooperate with corresponding predetermined portions of the lateral surface of the capsule (C) of a first predetermined type so as to define a retaining position for such the capsule (C) in which the capsule (C) is essentially coaxial with a predetermined reference direction (R-R),
said jaws (41) being able to assume a relative rest or standby position in which they are close to one another and inlet portions thereof (41a, 45) are capable of being splayed and passed beyond by the capsule (C) introduced into the machine (1), so as to allow said capsule (C) to be positioned and gripped between said gripping profiles (50) in said retaining position;
the device being characterized in that said jaws (41), adjacent to said coordinated gripping profiles (50), have respective further coordinated gripping profiles (51) able to cooperate with corresponding predetermined portions of the lateral surface of a capsule (CX) of a further and different type able to be introduced into the machine (1) as well as to splay and pass beyond the inlet portions (41a, 45) of said jaws (41);
said further coordinated gripping profiles (51) being shaped or arranged such that they are capable of defining, for the capsule (CX) of said further type, at least one corresponding retaining position in which the capsule (CX) of said further type is axially offset with respect to said predetermined reference direction (R-R).

US Pat. No. 10,257,982

WEAR-INHIBITING CLIP FOR DRAPER CLEAT OR SLAT OF A CROP HARVESTING HEADER

MacDon Industries Ltd., ...

1. A crop harvesting header comprising:a header frame;
an elongate cutter bar extending in a lateral direction along a front edge of the header frame, the cutter bar being operable to cut a standing crop as the header frame is displaced forwardly across ground carrying the standing crop;
a draper assembly mounted on the header frame rearwardly of the cutter bar to receive the crop cut by the cutter bar, the draper assembly comprising:
(i) a first and a second draper guide roller each arranged at a respective end of the draper assembly spaced apart along the cutter bar with an axis of each guide roller arranged substantially at right angles to the lateral direction of the cutter bar;
(ii) a continuous belt of flexible material wrapped about the first and second draper guide rollers, the continuous belt including an upper run of the belt on top of the rollers and a lower run of the belt below the rollers;
(iii) a drive motor coupled to at least one of the guide rollers by which the belt is driven to rotate about the guide rollers to transport the cut crop in the lateral direction along the header frame; and
(iv) a plurality of cleats on the belt each extending transversely of the belt, the cleats being spaced apart from one another longitudinally of the belt, each cleat having a top surface spaced from an outer surface of the belt and side surfaces depending from the top surface to the outer surface of the belt; and
a clip mounted on one or more of the cleats, the clip comprising:
a channel having a crown extending longitudinally between first and second ends at a top side of the channel that is adjacent the top surface of the respective cleat and legs depending downwardly from opposing sides of the crown such that the legs extend along the side surfaces of the cleat respectively towards the belt; and
a plurality of teeth, each tooth being supported on one of the legs at a location spaced downwardly from the crown and extending inwardly towards an opposite one of the legs to a respective inner free end of the tooth;
the inner free end of each tooth being penetrated into the respective side surface of the respective cleat by which the clip is retained on the respective cleat in a mounted position of the clip;
each tooth having a ramped surface opposite from the crown which extends inwardly towards the opposite one of the legs at an upward slope towards the crown up to the inner free end of the respective tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,264,672

GLASS SUBSTRATE AND GLASS SUBSTRATE FOR HIGH FREQUENCY DEVICE

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

1. A glass substrate comprising:a first surface;
a second surface; and
a plurality of through holes that penetrate from the first surface to the second surface,
wherein each of the through holes has an upper aperture with a diameter ?1 on the first surface, and a lower aperture with a diameter ?2 on the second surface,
wherein selected through holes are ten through holes randomly selected from the plurality of through holes,
wherein a straight type through hole is a selected through hole, in which a constricted part with a diameter being less than a smaller diameter from among the diameter ?1 and the diameter ?2 is absent, and
an X-type through hole is a selected through hole, in which a constricted part with a diameter ?3 being less than a smaller diameter from among the diameter ?1 and the diameter ?2 is present,
wherein, for each of the selected through holes, in a cross section of the selected through hole cut along an axis of expansion of the selected through hole, an approximated length L of a side wall is
when the selected through hole is a straight type through hole, andwhen the selected through hole is an X-type through hole, where t is a thickness of the glass substrate,wherein R values each expressed by a ratio of the approximate length of the side wall to the thickness of the glass substrate, L/t, fall within a range of 1 to 1.1, and
wherein a B value obtained by
where Rave is an average of the R values of the selected through holes, Rmax is a maximum of the R values of the selected through holes, and Rmin is a minimum of the R values of the selected through holes, is 5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,264,477

MULTI-BAND WIRELESS STATION HAVING MULTIPLE RADIOS IN ONE BAND

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a wireless station, a connection request from a first client station to connect to the wireless station, the wireless station operating in a multi-band frequency, the multi-band frequency including a first frequency band which is split into a first sub-band and a second sub-band, the first sub band and the second sub-band being distinct frequency ranges within the first frequency band;
determining, by the wireless station, whether to assign the first client station to the first sub band or the second sub-band based on a type of an application executing on the first client station; and
assigning, by the wireless station, the first client station to the first sub band in an event the application is of a first type or to the second sub-band if the application is of a second type, the first type including applications whose maximum acceptable delay in receiving or transmitting data is below a specified threshold, the second type including applications whose maximum acceptable delay in receiving or transmitting data exceeds the specified threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,264,353

METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL SIGNALS, IN PARTICULAR DIGITAL ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, BY SAMPLE SKIPPING AND DECIMATION FILTERING AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

STMicroelectronics (Rouss...

1. A method, comprising:receiving first digital streams of first digital samples at a first sampling frequency respectively issued from corresponding initial signals representative of physical entities,
converting streams issued from the first digital streams into second digital streams sampled at a second sampling frequency lower than said first sampling frequency,
combining the second digital streams to generate an output digital stream,
determining at least one delay to be applied to at least one first digital stream to satisfy a condition on said second digital streams, and
applying said at least one delay to said at least one first digital stream before converting,
wherein said converting comprises filtering said first digital streams with respective decimation filters, each decimation filter being clocked by a first clock signal having said first sampling frequency, and
wherein applying said at least one delay to said at least one first digital stream comprises skipping a number of first digital samples in said at least one first digital stream, said number of first digital samples skipped depending on a value of said at least one delay, said skipped first digital samples being not delivered for filtering by the corresponding decimation filter to generate the corresponding second digital stream, and
wherein skipping said number of first samples in said at least one first digital stream comprises skipping said number of clock cycles in the corresponding first clock signal clocking said corresponding decimation filter associated to said at least one first digital stream, and
wherein skipping said number of clock cycles in said corresponding first clock signal comprises gating said corresponding first clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,264,052

ENVELOPING FOR DEVICE INDEPENDENCE

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of personal devices identified by at least one remote network storage as belonging to a user, the personal devices comprising at least a first personal device;
wherein the first personal device comprises:
a first folder for storing a known a priori digital file;
a second folder for storing a data file;
a first processor coupled to the first folder and the second folder, the first processor being configured to receive M first input files, M being a positive integer greater than 1, perform an M-to-M wavefront multiplexing transformation on the M first input files and generate M first output files such that each of the M first output files comprises a unique linear combination of the M first input files having a scale factor, the M first input files comprising the data file and the known a priori digital file; and
a first network interface configured to communicate with the at least one remote network storage and to send at least M minus 1 of the M first output files to at least one destination in the at least one remote network storage for storage,
wherein the known a priori digital file is known to a device configured to access the at least one destination to recover the data file from a subset of the at least M minus 1 of the M first output files, and
wherein the scale factor is applied to the known a priori digital file in the M first input files such that at least one of the M first output files appears to human perception as having identical visual or audio features to the known a priori digital file.

US Pat. No. 10,263,345

MULTIPORT MULTIBAND VEHICULAR ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING MULTIPLE RADIATORS

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A multiport multiband vehicular antenna assembly, the antenna assembly comprising:at least one radiator operable with one or more cellular frequencies;
at least one radiator operable with one or more internet frequencies;
at least one radiator operable with one or more satellite navigation frequencies;
a base assembly; and
a radome coupled to the base assembly;
wherein the radiators are within an interior enclosure cooperatively defined by the radome and the base assembly; and
wherein the at least one radiator operable with one or more cellular frequencies comprises two or more LTE multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) radiators spaced apart from each other and/or adjacent opposite sides of the base assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,263,333

METAL HOUSING, ANTENNA DEVICE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A metal housing, comprising a first edge and a second edge arranged opposite to each other, and a third edge and a fourth edge arranged opposite to each other, the third edge and the fourth edge being connected between the first edge and the second edge, a partitioning seam being provided in the metal housing so that at least one radiating part is formed in the metal housing;wherein the metal housing comprises a backboard and a side frame, the side frame is integrally connected to the backboard, the partitioning seam comprises a first seam and a first micro seam band, and the first micro seam band is communicated with the first seam and an edge of the side frame separately so that the partitioning seam partitions the metal housing into two radiating parts.

US Pat. No. 10,262,968

WIRE BONDING APPARATUS AND WIRE BONDING METHOD

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A wire bonding apparatus, comprising:a first imaging unit, configured to detect a position of a bonding target on a reference surface;
a bonding tool, provided to be spaced from the first imaging unit;
a moving mechanism, configured to integrally move the bonding tool and the first imaging unit in a direction parallel to the reference surface;
a reference member;
a second imaging unit, arranged on the opposite side to the bonding tool and the first imaging unit with respect to the reference surface; and
a control unit, configured to measure an offset between the bonding tool and the first imaging unit, wherein
in the bonding tool, a wire is inserted therethrough, and a ball-shaped tip section of the wire is extended out,
the first imaging unit detects a position of an optical axis of the first imaging unit with respect to a position of the reference member,
the second imaging unit detects the position of the reference member and detects a position of the ball-shaped tip section of the wire when moving the bonding tool above the reference member according to a previously stored offset value, and
the control unit measures a change in the offset between the bonding tool and the first imaging unit based on each detection result of the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit.

US Pat. No. 10,262,298

MOBILE DASHBOARD FOR EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:presenting, by a portable electronic device of limited screen size, a dashboard comprising a first region and a second region, the first region containing an ordered vertical list of tiles in a single column with abutting horizontal line borders, that are configured to report on features of a performance management tool remote to the portable electronic device, wherein a first tile is configured to report on a first management feature displaying a number of pending approvals provided by the performance management tool, the second region being a footer to which dashboard elements other than the ordered vertical list of tiles are confined;
in response to user selection of a first interactive element on the first tile, the portable electronic device transitioning to a single tile displaying an approval detail;
in response to user selection of a second interactive element on the single tile, modifying the first tile with a changed number of pending approvals;
detecting, by the portable electronic device, an alert for a second tile configured to report on a second management feature; and
updating, by the portable electronic device, the second tile in response to the alert by,
determining, by the portable electronic device, that the alert contains an action item having an urgent state,
identifying, by the portable electronic device, a visual theme that corresponds with the urgent state, and
changing, by the portable electronic device, a visual attribute of the second tile according to the visual theme.

US Pat. No. 10,262,276

QUANTUM PROCESSOR, AND METHOD OF QUANTUM PROCESSING

SOCPRA SCIENCES ET GENIE ...

1. A method of quantum processing using a quantum processor comprising a plurality of Kerr non-linear oscillators (KNOs), each operably drivable by both i) a controllable single-boson drive and ii) a controllable two-boson drive, the method comprisingsimultaneously controlling a drive frequency and a drive amplitude of the controllable single-boson drives to define a problem, and a drive frequency and a drive amplitude of the two-photon drives to define the Hilbert space, in accordance with a protocol, said protocol including increasing the amplitude of the two-boson drive and reaching both amplitude conditions
a) 4 times the amplitude of the two-boson drives being greater than the loss rate, and
b) the amplitude of the two-boson drives being greater than the amplitude of the single-boson drive, and
maintaining both amplitude conditions a) and b) until a solution to the problem is reached; and,
reading the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,261,739

SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND OUTPUTTING DIGITAL CONTENT OVER A NETWORK THAT INCLUDES THE INTERNET

1. A system for outputting output data, comprising:an information apparatus that includes a digital capturing device for capturing digital content, at least one wireless communication module for wireless communication, and at least one processor, the at least one processor directs the at least one wireless communication module to:
establish a wireless communication connection with one or more servers over a network that includes the Internet, the one or more servers being distinct devices from the information apparatus;
transmit, over the wireless communication connection, a device object that includes device information related to the information apparatus, from the information apparatus to the one or more servers; and
provide, over the wireless communication connection, the digital content captured by the digital capturing device of the information apparatus, from the information apparatus to the one or more servers;
server software executable at the one or more servers, the one or more servers include at least a network communication interface for network communication, and the one or more servers include memory for storing at least part of the digital content received from the information apparatus;
client software executable at a client device, the client device is a distinct device from the information apparatus and from the one or more servers, wherein the client device includes:
one or more wireless communication units for wireless communication,
an output device for outputting output data; and
one or more processors for executing at least part of the client software, wherein the client software provides, via the one or more wireless communication units of the client device, one or more job objects to the one or more servers over the network, the one or more job objects including at least one of security information or identification information for accessing the one or more servers, and the one or more job objects further include subscription information for accessing the one or more servers;
wherein the server software further:
receives, via the at least one network communication interface, the digital content from the information apparatus;
stores, in the memory of the one or more servers, at least part of the received digital content;
generates, at the one or more servers, output data for output at the client device, the output data is related to at least part of the digital content received by the one or more servers from the information apparatus, and the generating of the output data is related, at least partly, to at least a portion of the device object received by the one or more servers from the information apparatus; and
provides, via the at least one network communication interface of the one or more servers, at least part of the output data, from the one or more servers to the client device, for outputting at least part of the digital content received from the information apparatus, the providing of at least part of the output data is subsequent to the one or more servers having received the one or more job objects from the client software at the client device; and
wherein the client software further:
receives, via the one or more wireless communication units of the client device, at least part of the output data from the one or more servers, and the receiving of the at least part of the output data is subsequent to the client device having provided the one or more job objects to the one or more servers over the network; and
outputs at least part of the output data, received at the client device, at the output device associated with the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,261,679

DIGITAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Knowlio, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method for controlling navigation of digital resources in a web browser application executing on a client device in a networked computer environment, the method comprising:detecting that a webpage has been loaded into the web browser application;
accessing, by the client device, uniform resource identifiers for an ordered set of digital resources in a resource data set;
detecting that a uniform resource identifier of the webpage matches a uniform resource identifier of a digital resource of the ordered set of digital resources;
responsive to detecting that the uniform resource identifier of the webpage matches the uniform resource identifier of the digital resource, executing by a processor of the client device, instructions of a locally stored extension file associated with the web browser application to generate a dynamic navigation user interface for display on a display screen of the client device, the dynamic navigation user interface including a navigation specific user interface control element that when selected causes the web browser to navigate between the ordered set of digital resources in the resource data set;
causing the display screen of the client to display the webpage and the dynamic navigation user interface in the web browser application;
receiving an input indicating a selection of the navigation specific user interface control element in the dynamic navigation user interface to navigate to a next webpage of the ordered set of digital resources;
responsive to the input, identifying from the uniform resource identifiers, a next uniform resource identifier associated with a next webpage in the ordered set of digital resources;
loading by the web browser application, the next webpage of the ordered set of resources;
executing instructions to generate an updated dynamic navigation user interface; and
causing the display screen of the client to display the next webpage and the updated dynamic navigation user interface in the web browser application.

US Pat. No. 10,261,658

AUTOMATING USER OPERATIONS USING SCREEN SHOTS AND FILE NAMES

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause a computer system to:identify an image file comprising a name of the image file created in response to generating the image file, the name of the image file comprising an operation to be automated in one or more portions before a file extension of the image file, the operation to be automated comprising an interaction with a graphical user interface element within a graphical user interface, the image file comprising an image of the graphical user interface element on which to perform the operation within the graphical user interface;
compare pixels of the image file to pixels of a graphical user interface of a computing device to identify the graphical user interface element in the graphical user interface of the computing device;
identify a location of the graphical user interface element in the graphical user interface of the computing device corresponding to the pixels of the image file;
analyze the name of the image file to identify the operation to be automated from the name of the image file; and
perform the operation identified from the name of the image file at the location of the graphical user interface element identified from the pixels of the image file.

US Pat. No. 10,261,592

OPTICAL HAND TRACKING IN VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A tracking device comprising:an illumination source integrated with a tracking glove coupled to a virtual reality console, the illumination source configured to illuminate a portion of skin on a finger of a user, wherein a location on the tracking glove is in contact with a corresponding location of a hand of the user;
an optical sensor integrated with the glove and configured to capture a plurality of images of the illuminated portion of skin; and
a controller configured to:
identify differences between some of the plurality of images, the differences corresponding to movement of the tracking glove with respect to the illuminated portion of skin,
determine estimated position data for the tracking glove based in part on the identified differences, and
determine that the location on the tracking glove has moved with respect to the corresponding location of the hand of the user based on the estimated positions.

US Pat. No. 10,261,362

OPTICAL SHEET TENSIONER

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An assembly for enhancing an image displayed on a liquid crystal display (LCD) comprising:a backlight;
an optical sheet located between the backlight and the LCD;
a housing configured to surround said backlight, said optical sheet, and said LCD;
a spring assembly connecting said housing to said optical sheet, wherein said spring assembly is configured to tension said optical sheet; and
a plurality of apertures positioned along the perimeter of said optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,261,318

ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS FOR OUTPUTTING DIFFERENT WAVELENGTH LIGHT OUT OF WAVEGUIDES

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A display system comprising:a display comprising a waveguide stack comprising a plurality waveguides, each waveguide comprising a first major surface and a second major surface, wherein the waveguide stack comprises:
a first waveguide;
a first wavelength selective filter proximate to and on the first major surface of the first waveguide;
a first outcoupling optical element comprising diffractive elements proximate to and on the first wavelength selective filter;
a second waveguide over the first outcoupling optical element;
a second wavelength selective filter proximate to and on the first major surface of the second waveguide;
a second outcoupling optical element comprising diffractive elements proximate to and on the second wavelength selective filter of the second waveguide;
a first incoupling optical element configured to incouple incident light into the first waveguide; and
a second incoupling optical element configured to incouple incident light into the second waveguide;
wherein the first wavelength selective filter has a first rearward surface adjacent the first major surface and a first forward surface opposite the first rearward surface, the first wavelength selective filter configured to:
transmit incoupled light at a first plurality of wavelengths through the first rearward surface and reflect a portion of the transmitted light at the first plurality of wavelengths away from the first forward surface; and
wherein the first outcoupling optical element is configured to outcouple the incoupled light of the first plurality of wavelengths transmitted through the first wavelength selective filter.

US Pat. No. 10,261,162

ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING WITH AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A beltpack having a control and quick release module which comprises:a first outer housing component and a second outer housing component, wherein the first outer housing component and the second outer housing component are coupled together;
one or more buttons positioned on the first outer housing, wherein the one or more buttons are overlaid over a top printed circuit board;
a first end which is connected to the first outer housing;
a second end which is connected to the second housing;
a local processing and data module positioned in between the first outer housing and the second outer housing; and
electrical leads positioned in between the first outer housing and the second outer housing, wherein the electrical leads connect the first end, the local processing and data module, and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,259,271

NOISE-REDUCING APPARATUS FOR TIRE AND TIRE HAVING SAME

Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., ...

1. A noise-reducing apparatus for a tire, comprising:a sound-absorbing foam configured to reduce noise generated by the tire by absorbing sound generated by the tire in motion when attached to an inner liner of a tire; and
a plurality of fixing bands formed of an elastic material and configured to fix the sound-absorbing foam to an inner side of the tire, wherein each of the fixing bands has attaching portions configured to be fixed to the inner side of the tire and has a pressing portion configured to bring and keep the sound-absorbing foam in contact with the inner liner,
wherein the attaching portions are formed at opposing sides of the fixing band and configured to be attached to both shoulders in the tire, both sides of the inner liner or both inner sidewalls of the tire,
wherein the pressing portion is formed between the attaching portions and configured to apply an elastic force on the sound-absorbing foam to press down and fix the sound-absorbing foam to the inner side of the tire by extending and contracting in contact with the sound-absorbing foam, and
wherein the sound-absorbing foam is configured to be inserted under the pressing portion from a side of the pressing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,259,203

MULTIPLE LAYER INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A multiple layer interlayer comprising:a first polymer layer comprising a poly(vinyl butyral) resin;
a second polymer layer comprising a second poly(vinyl butyral) resin;
a third polymer layer comprising a third poly(vinyl butyral) resin;
a fourth polymer layer comprising a fourth poly(vinyl butyral) resin; and
a fifth polymer layer comprising a fifth poly(vinyl butyral) resin,
wherein said second polymer layer is disposed between and in contact with each of said first and said third polymer layers and wherein said fourth polymer layer is disposed between and in contact with each of said third and said fifth polymer layers,
wherein each of said second and said fourth polymer layers has a glass transition temperature that is at least 3° C. different than the glass transition temperature of at least one of said first, third, and fifth polymer layers, and wherein at least one of said second and said fourth polymer layers has a thickness of less than 50 microns,
and wherein said first poly(vinyl butyral) resin has a residual hydroxyl content that is at least 2 weight percent different than the residual hydroxyl content of said second poly(vinyl butyral) resin and/or wherein said first poly(vinyl butyral) resin has a residual acetate content that is at least 2 weight percent different than the residual acetate content of said second poly(vinyl butyral) resin.

US Pat. No. 10,259,043

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR ELEVATED-TEMPERATURE DUCTILITY AND STRESS RUPTURE LIFE

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE OF DE,...

1. An additive manufacturing process comprising:selective laser melting a component with an increased carbon content alloy powder during the additive manufacture process, wherein the increased carbon content alloy powder has between 0.03% and 0.04% carbon;
providing stress relief, hot isostatic pressing and solution heat treat to the component; and
precipitating carbides at grain boundaries of the component with a heat treat process after the providing stress relief, hot isostatic pressing and solution heat treat to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,258,975

POLYMERIC NANOCOMPOSITE FILMS WITH EMBEDDED CHANNELS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND USE

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method of forming micro channels embedded in a polymeric nanocomposite film, the method comprising:combining one or more monomers to form a polymer;
dispersing a plurality of carbon fibers comprising metal nanoparticles with a surfactant to form dispersed carbon fibers;
milling the dispersed carbon fibers;
mixing the milled carbon fibers prior to or concurrently with formation of the polymer from the monomers;
adding at least one hydrophobic agent and at least one plasticizer to the polymer to form the polymeric nanocomposite film; and
forming a plurality of laser-etched micro channels in a surface of the polymeric nanocomposite film.

US Pat. No. 10,258,170

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

19. An apparatus for controlling the transparency of a display case having a door comprising:a normally black transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) positioned within the door;
a controller electrically connected to the LCD and configured to drive the LCD according to user input and determine the current time; and
a network connectivity device in electrical connection with the controller and in communication with a communications network, wherein said network connectivity device is configured to receive user input from a webpage;
wherein said user input comprises a first transparency level the LCD is to be driven at when the current time falls within a first time range corresponding to retail hours and a second transparency level the LCD is to be driven at when the current time falls within a second time range corresponding to after hours.
US Pat. No. 10,260,059

NITRILASE FROM ARABIS ALPINA, ITS ENCODING GENE, VECTOR, RECOMBINANT BACTERIAL STRAIN AND USES THEREOF

Zhejiang University of Te...

1. A method of producing (S)-3-cyano-5-methyl hexanoic acid comprising performing hydrolysis of racemic 2-isobutylsuccinimide using an Arabis alpina nitrilase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 10,264,706

PHASE CHANGE EVAPORATOR WITH HEAT-DISSIPATING FINS AND PHASE CHANGE COOLING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Man Zai Industrial Co., L...

1. A phase change evaporator comprising:an evaporator body having:
a space defined inside the evaporator body;
a partition board mounted in the space and dividing the space into a top chamber and a bottom chamber and having multiple through holes formed through the partition board for the top chamber and the bottom chamber to communicate with each other via the multiple through holes;
a coolant exit formed through a top wall of the top chamber of the evaporator body above the partition board and directly communicating with the top chamber; and
a coolant inlet formed through a sidewall of the bottom chamber of the evaporator body below the partition board and directly communicating with the bottom chamber, with the partition plate being intermediate the coolant exit and the coolant inlet;
a conducting bottom plate mounted on a bottom of the evaporator body and configured to absorb heat generated by a heat-generating source, with the coolant inlet located intermediate the bottom of the evaporation body and the partition board; and
multiple heat-dissipating fins conductively connected with a top surface of the conducting bottom plate not occupied by the evaporator body and the top wall of the evaporator body.

US Pat. No. 10,264,660

BEAM TRAP, BEAM GUIDE DEVICE, EUV RADIATION GENERATING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR ABSORBING A BEAM

TRUMPF Lasersystems for S...

1. A beam trap comprising:a reflector configured to reflect a beam that is incident on a surface of the reflector, and an absorber device arranged to absorb the reflected beam,
wherein the surface of the reflector is segmented and comprises a plurality of reflector regions, wherein each reflector region is configured to reflect a respective portion of the beam incident on the reflector region into a corresponding absorber region of the absorber device, and
wherein each absorber region of the absorber device defines a respective absorber chamber comprising a respective entrance opening for receiving a respective portion of the beam.

US Pat. No. 10,264,633

OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUIT WITH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

Aledia, Grenoble (FR)

1. An optoelectronic circuit intended to receive a variable voltage containing an alternation of rising and falling phases, the optoelectronic circuit comprising:a plurality of assemblies of light-emitting diodes, said assemblies being series-assembled;
a current source connected to each assembly, among at least certain assemblies from the plurality of assemblies, by a switch;
for each switch, a first comparison unit configured to compare the current flowing through the switch with a current threshold;
a second unit for comparing a voltage representative of the voltage across the current source with a voltage threshold; and
a control unit connected to the first and second comparison units and configured to, during each rising phase and each falling phase, control the switches to the off and on state according to signals supplied by the first and second comparison units.

US Pat. No. 10,264,342

OPEN HEADPHONE

Qingdao GoerTek Technolog...

1. An open headphone, comprisinga front cover;
a loudspeaker unit; and
a rear housing that are arranged from front to rear,
wherein the front cover is provided with several sound output holes,
a front headphone chamber is formed between the front cover and the loudspeaker unit, and the front headphone chamber is a space located inside the earphone that is constant and unchanged,
a rear headphone chamber is formed between the loudspeaker unit and the rear housing,
the rear housing is provided with a wire lead-out aperture for leading out a loudspeaker wire,
the loudspeaker unit having a magnet and a vibrating diaphragm located in front of the magnet, and a central position of the magnet is provided with a middle loudspeaker hole which is through in a front-rear direction,
a front end of the middle loudspeaker hole is in communication with a front loudspeaker chamber of the loudspeaker unit, and a rear end of the middle loudspeaker hole is in communication with the rear headphone chamber;
wherein the rear housing is further provided with a sound guide tube which is located in an interior of the headphone,
a rear end of the sound guide tube is in communication with an external space of the headphone,
a front end of the sound guide tube is inserted in the middle loudspeaker hole and does not extend out of the middle loudspeaker hole, and the front end of the sound guide tube tightly contacts with the inner wall of the middle loudspeaker hole, to transfer, in a centralized manner, back wave resulting from the action of the loud-speaker unit to the entrance of the ear canal,
the sound guide tube is at a certain distance from the vibrating diaphragm, and the distance is larger than a maximum vibration displacement of the vibrating diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,263,577

GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A gate drive circuit comprising:a drive signal input;
a lower limit clamping circuit coupled to an input node and a common node of a transistor including an output node, the input node coupled to the drive signal input that receives an input signal at a duty cycle to be applied between the input node and the common node, the lower limit clamping circuit clamping the input node of the transistor at a minimum voltage with respect to the common node of the transistor, the lower limit clamping circuit comprises a first diode coupled between a first source and the input node;
an upper limit clamping circuit coupled to the input node and the common node of the transistor, the upper limit clamping circuit clamping the input node of the transistor at a maximum voltage with respect to the common node, the upper limit clamping circuit comprises a second diode coupled between a second source and the input node; and
an averaging circuit coupled to the input node and the common node of the transistor, the averaging circuit providing a direct current bias at the input node of the transistor to set an average voltage of the input signal received at the input node with respect to the common node.

US Pat. No. 10,263,334

ANTENNA DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An antenna device, comprisinga peripheral frame, the peripheral frame being made of a signal shielding material and formed to be end-to-end, the peripheral frame being provided with at least two micro seam bands, the at least two micro seam bands partitioning the peripheral frame into at least two frame bodies independent from each other, the at least two frame bodies comprising a first antenna, each of the at least two micro seam bands having at least one micro seam, and a width of the micro seam being smaller than or equal to 0.2 mm;
a first matching circuit, the first matching circuit being electrically coupled to the first antenna; and
a first radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit, the first radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit being electrically coupled to the first matching circuit;
wherein the at least two frame bodies further comprises a second antenna, the antenna device further comprises a second matching circuit and a second radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit, the second matching circuit is electrically coupled between the second antenna and the second radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit, and the second radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit and the first radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit are configured to deal with different radio-frequency signals, such that the antenna device integrates multiple functional antennas on the same peripheral frame;
wherein each of the at least two micro seam bands further comprises a frame strip formed between adjacent micro seams, each of the at least two micro seam bands is an integral structure comprising both the frame strip and the micro seam, and each of the at least two micro seam bands is embedded in the peripheral frame;
wherein the frame strip is made of the same material as the peripheral frame;
wherein the antenna device further comprises a switch, the switch comprises a first end and a second end, the first end is connected to one of the at least two frame bodies, and the second end is connected to the frame strip.