US Pat. No. 10,275,721

QUANTUM COMPUTING MACHINE LEARNING MODULE

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer implemented method for training a machine learning model to route received computational tasks in a system including at least one quantum computing resource and at least one classical computing resource, the method comprising:obtaining, from a cache, a first set of data, the first set of data comprising data representing multiple computational tasks previously performed by the system;
obtaining, from a database, a second set of data, the second set of data comprising data representing properties associated with using the one or more quantum computing resources to solve the multiple computational tasks;
obtaining, from a cache, input data for the multiple computational tasks previously performed by the system, comprising data representing a type of computing resource the task was routed to;
accessing, at a training example generator, the first set of data, the second set of data, and the input data;
generating, at the training example generator, a set of training examples;
training the machine learning model, using the set of training examples, to route received data representing a computational task to be performed;
providing the trained machine learning model to a system including at least one quantum computing resource to route computational tasks received by the system to the at least one quantum computing resource and the at least one classical computing resource;
receiving, at the trained machine learning module, data representing a computational task to be performed by a system including one or more quantum computing resources and one or more classical computing resources;
processing the received data using the trained machine learning model to determine to which of the one or more quantum computing resources or the one or more classical computing resources to route the data representing the computational task;
routing, by the machine learning module, the data representing the computational task to the determined computing resource;
obtaining at the machine learning module and from the determined computing resource, data representing a solution to the computational task;
generating output data including data representing a solution to the computational task; and
receiving, at a broker, the output data and generating one or more actions to be taken.

US Pat. No. 10,272,501

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR TOOLS

Michael Weinig AG, Taube...

1. A clamping device for axially clamping a tool, disposed on a spindle journal, with a nut, the clamping device comprising:a drive shaft and an output shaft;
a high gear ratio reduction transmission gear operatively connecting the drive shaft permanently to the output shaft to convert minimal torque at the drive shaft to a great clamping force;
a coupling piece configured to detachably connect with form fit to the spindle journal when connecting the clamping device to the spindle journal and configured to transmit torque from the output shaft to the spindle journal;
at least one actuating unit connected to the drive shaft;
a torque coupling configured to detachably connect with form fit to the nut when the clamping device is connected to the spindle journal.

US Pat. No. 10,274,164

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES WITH SIMILAR OFF-STATE APPEARANCE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a plurality of different light sources with a first subset of one or more first light sources configured to provide first light source light and a second subset of one or more second light sources configured to provide second light source light having a spectral distribution different from the first light source light;
wherein the one or more first light sources have a light-source off-state color appearance;
wherein the one or more second light sources comprise one or more optical filters;
wherein the one or more optical filters are selected to convert less than 20% of said second light source light;
wherein each optical filter is associated with a respective second light source; and
wherein the one or more optical filters have the same color appearance as the off-state color appearance of the one or more first light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,278,263

CONTROLLER FOR A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A configurable controller for a lighting arrangement having one or more light emitting elements, the configurable controller comprising:a user interface arrangement, comprising a touch sensitive area, adapted to receive a user input for controlling the lighting arrangement, and
a communication unit adapted to receive, from a user via a remote device, a configuration input indicative of a desired configuration of the user interface arrangement; and
a processing unit,
wherein the processing unit is adapted to map a range of selectable values of an output characteristic of the lighting arrangement to the touch sensitive area based on the received configuration input and further based on at least one characteristic of the touch sensitive area, and wherein the processing unit is further adapted to control the lighting arrangement based on the received user input according to the mapped range of selectable values,
wherein the processing unit is adapted to generate second output data comprising information relating to the at least one characteristic of the touch sensitive area,
wherein the communication unit is adapted to send the second output data to the remote device; and
wherein the at least one characteristic of the touch sensitive area comprises at least one of:
dimension, shape and resolution of the touch sensitive area.

US Pat. No. 10,277,455

METHOD FOR OPERATING A NODE IN A NETWORK AND NODE DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for operating a node in a network, said network further comprising a resource restricted device, the method comprising the steps of(a) placing an ACK message in a buffer of the node, when said buffer does not contain a buffered message to be transmitted to the resource restricted device;
(b) after step (a), detecting a received message transmitted by the resource restricted device;
(c) transmitting the ACK message or the buffered message to the resource restricted device after detection of the received message;
the method further comprising repeating steps (a) to (c) after the ACK message or the buffered message has been transmitted, wherein the buffer always contains a message ready to be sent.

US Pat. No. 10,274,161

LED SPOT WITH CUSTOMIZABLE BEAM SHAPE, BEAM COLOR AND COLOR UNIFORMITY

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting unit comprising a lighting device, wherein the lighting device comprises a light source configured to provide light source light and beam shaping optics configured to shape the light source light into a lighting device beam, wherein the lighting device comprises a window comprising an upstream face directed to the light source and a downstream face, wherein the lighting unit further comprises a beam modifier configured adjacent to the window and configured to intercept at least part of said lighting device beam, wherein the lighting device and the beam modifier are configured to modify said lighting device beam to provide a lighting unit beam downstream from said beam modifier, wherein the beam modifier comprises a printed beam modifying element, and wherein the beam modifying element is configured to intercept up to 80% of a cross-section of said lighting device beam,wherein the beam modifier comprises a 3D printed beam modifying element and is configured to modify the lighting device beam by one or more of polarization filtering and spectral converting the lighting device beam, and
wherein the beam shaping optics comprises one or more of a lens, a TIR lens, a Fresnel lens, and a reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,273,986

DISCRETIZED VALVE STATE CONTROL FOR MULTI-LEVEL HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a control system of a robotic device, data indicating a magnitude of a load on a hydraulic actuator;
based on the magnitude of the load on the hydraulic actuator, determining, by the control system, an actuation pressure to actuate the load;
causing, by the control system, one or more valves to select one of a first pressure rail at a first pressure or a second pressure rail at a second pressure, wherein the second pressure is higher than the first pressure, and wherein the first pressure rail is selected when the determined actuation pressure is less than the first pressure and the second pressure rail is selected when the determined actuation pressure exceeds the first pressure;
determining, by the control system, that a pressure difference between the pressure of the selected pressure rail and the determined actuation pressure exceeds a tolerated pressure difference; and
responsive to the determination that the pressure difference exceeds the tolerated pressure difference, causing a metering valve to throttle a flow of hydraulic fluid from the selected pressure rail to the hydraulic actuator such that the hydraulic fluid is at a throttled pressure that is within the tolerated pressure difference from the determined actuation pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,274,260

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR HEATING OR COOLING VISCOUS MATERIALS

NESTEC SA, Vevey (CH)

1. A device comprising:a first energy exchanging plate;
a second energy exchanging plate attached to the first energy exchanging plate;
a first spacer and a second spacer arranged between the first energy exchanging plate and the second energy exchanging plate, wherein the first energy exchanging plate, the second energy exchanging plate, the first spacer and the second spacer define at least one temperature controlled passage for a product to pass through the device;
a first end plate defining an inlet into the at least one temperature controlled passage; and
a second end plate defining an outlet from the at least one temperature controlled passage, and the first and second end plates are positioned perpendicular to the first energy exchanging plate and the second energy exchanging plate such that the inlet, the outlet and the at least one temperature controlled passage are positioned in the same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,272,099

TUMOR-SELECTIVE COMBINATION THERAPY

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of killing or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells of a solid tumor in a patient in need thereof comprising administering to said patient a NQO1 bioactivatable drug in combination with administration of a poly(ADP-ribosyl) polymerase I (PARP1) inhibitor, wherein the NQO1 bioactivatable drug is administered at least about 2 hours after the PARP1 inhibitor, wherein the NQO1 bioactivatable drug is deoxynyboquinone (DNQ)

US Pat. No. 10,276,490

ISOLATION DEVICES WITH FARADAY SHIELDS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An isolation device comprising:a first integrated circuit in electrical communication with first circuitry, wherein the first integrated circuit includes a first light emitter portion configured to emit a first optical signal based on first electrical signals received at the first integrated circuit from the first circuitry;
a second integrated circuit in electrical communication with second circuitry, wherein the second integrated circuit includes a first light-sensitive area configured to convert the first optical signal into second electrical signals for communication to the second circuitry;
an isolation material between the first integrated circuit and the second integrated circuit to electrically isolate the first integrated circuit from the second integrated circuit and to pass the first optical signal from the first light emitter portion to the first light-sensitive area; and
a first shield to shield the first light emitter portion from electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,276,322

LASER-CUT BUTTON VENEER FOR A CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A BACKLIT KEYPAD

LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY...

1. A veneer that is configured to be secured to a backlit button of a control device, the veneer comprising:a plate portion that includes one or more indicia defined therethrough by a laser cutting process, wherein at least one of the one or more indicia comprises an alphanumeric character, and wherein the plate portion defines a rib that suspends a floating portion of the alphanumeric character relative to an open portion of the alphanumeric character, wherein the rib defines a thickness that does not exceed 0.003 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,272,069

METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE N...

1. A method for treating a subject with muscular dystrophy, comprising administering an effective amount of an ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent to the subject with muscular dystrophy, wherein the ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent isand wherein the ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent increases ?7?1 integrin expression or activity as compared to ?7?1 integrin expression or activity prior to treatment, thereby treating the subject with muscular dystrophy.

US Pat. No. 10,278,319

METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING COMPONENT TYPE ALLOCATION AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING COMPONENT TYPE ALLOCATION

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A method for optimizing component type allocation in which multiple component types of components are optimally allocated to an automatic feeder device which has an automatic loading function of automatically loading a component storage tape if the component storage tape in which the components are respectively stored in multiple component storage sections is inserted, and a manual feeder device which does not have the automatic loading function, when the automatic feeder device, the manual feeder device, and a reel holding device which rotatably holds a component supply reel around which the component storage tape is wound are installed in multiple installation positions which are set to be arrayed on a common pallet equipped on a component mounting machine, the method comprising:a workability evaluating step of evaluating an amount of a splicing work for replenishing and connecting a new component storage tape for each component type of the components when there is no component stored in the component storage tape loaded in the manual feeder device; and
an automatic side allocating step of allocating to the automatic feeder device a component type having a priority value larger than other component types evaluated in the workability evaluating step, the priority value based on the amount of the splicing work for each component type.

US Pat. No. 10,277,359

RECEIVER, METHOD FOR CANCELLING INTERFERENCE THEREOF AND TRANSMITTER FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving feedback information of a transmitter in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:obtaining information associated with a phase of a first signal;
transmitting the first signal based on the information associated with the phase of the first signal to a receiver;
receiving feedback information generated, by the receiver, based on the first signal and an interference signal that is received by the receiver, wherein the feedback information includes information on a phase of the interference signal;
determining a phase of a second signal to be separated from the phase of the interference signal by a preset phase difference for the receiver based on the feedback information to eliminate the interference signal; and
transmitting the second signal based on the phase of the second signal to the receiver,
wherein the second signal is modulated with Gaussian minimum shift keying (GMSK),
wherein determining the phase of the second signal comprises:
calculating a rotation value for making the preset phase difference between the phase of the second signal and the phase of the interference signal 90°; and
changing the phase of the second signal based on the calculated rotation value.

US Pat. No. 10,274,929

SERVO CONTROLLER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A manufacturing work machine comprising:a first actuator device,
a second actuator device which is different from the first actuator device, and
a servo controller configured to control the first actuator device and the second actuator device, wherein
the servo controller includes circuitry configured to:
receive an input signal from a first drive circuit corresponding to the first actuator device and transmit an output signal to the first drive circuit for each predetermined period;
compute a first output signal based on a first input signal which is received from the first drive circuit before the predetermined period, store the first output signal for a time greater than or equal to the predetermined period, and subsequently transmit the first output signal to the first drive circuit, the first output signal causing the first drive circuit to drive the first actuator device so as to avoid collisions between components of a workpiece of the manufacturing work machine;
receive an input signal from a second drive circuit corresponding to the second actuator device and transmit an output signal to the second drive circuit for each predetermined period; and
compute a second output signal based on a second input signal which is received from the second drive circuit within the predetermined period, store the second output signal for a shorter time than the predetermined period or not store the second output signal, and subsequently transmit the second output signal to the second drive circuit, the second output signal driving the second actuator device,
the first actuator device is a work head, and
the second actuator device is a moving device for moving the work head to an arbitrary position.

US Pat. No. 10,272,924

DETERMINING CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS FOR AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining characteristics of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), comprising:initiating a first driving maneuver for the ADV, the first driving maneuver including accelerating the ADV to a predetermined velocity;
determining a first tractive force required by the ADV to achieve the acceleration during the first driving maneuver;
in response to reaching the predetermined velocity, initiating a second driving maneuver including maintaining a constant velocity for the ADV;
determining a second tractive force required by the ADV to maintain the constant velocity during the second driving maneuver;
calculating an estimated mass of the ADV based on the determined first tractive force, the determined second tractive force, and a rate of the acceleration during the first driving maneuver, wherein initiating the first and second driving maneuvers are performed during a first set of load characteristics for the ADV;
detecting a change from the first set of load characteristics to second set of load characteristics for the ADV; and
in response to detecting the change from the first set of load characteristics to the second set of load characteristics for the ADV, determining an updated estimated mass of the ADV for the second set of load characteristics different from the first set of load characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,278,216

SYSTEMS AND METHODS IN A NETWORK CONTROLLER FOR MANAGING MOBILITY IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING A NETWORK OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A network controller node of a vehicle communication network, the network controller node comprising:at least one module comprising a processor and memory, and being operable to, at least:
communicatively couple to a plurality of networks comprising: a first private network, a second private network, and a public network;
communicatively couple to a first mobile access point (MAP) of the vehicle communication network;
provide a first communication link between a first client device and the first private network via the first MAP;
provide a second communication link between a second client device and the second private network via the first MAP; and
provide a third communication link between a third client device and the public network via the first MAP.

US Pat. No. 10,277,885

DENSE FIELD IMAGING

RED.com, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. An imaging system configured to capture digital images, comprising:a first imaging block configured to obtain and output a first image data set representative of a first portion of a light field, wherein the first image data set represents the first portion of the light field as a function comprising at least four dimensions as inputs to represent luminance or radiance as a function of space and direction;
a second imaging block physically separate from the first imaging block and configured to obtain and output a second image data set representative of a second portion of the light field, wherein the second image data set represents the second portion of the light field as a function comprising at least four dimensions as inputs to represent luminance or radiance as a function of space and direction;
one or more processors operably coupled to the first and second imaging blocks;
one or more memory devices operably coupled to the one or more processors, the one or more processors and one or more memory devices configured to:
combine at least the first image data set and the second image data set to derive a third image data set based on at least a spatial relationship between the first and second portions of the light field; and
store the third image data set in the one or more memory devices.

US Pat. No. 10,277,259

FRONT-END CIRCUIT FOR SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OPERATION

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A front-end circuit comprising:a first antenna connection;
a first signal path with a first tunable filter arranged therein and coupled to the first antenna connection;
a second signal path with a second tunable filter arranged therein and coupled to the first antenna connection;
a third signal path with a third tunable filter arranged therein and coupled to the first antenna connection, wherein at least one of the first tunable filter, the second tunable filter, or the third tunable filter comprises a series signal path comprising a plurality of circuit nodes, each of the circuit nodes connected to electrical ground through a parallel circuit having a tunable capacitive element in parallel with an inductive element, the tunable capacitive element and the inductive elements having first terminals coupled to the series signal path and second terminals coupled to electrical ground, wherein the plurality of circuit nodes comprises at least four circuit nodes, and wherein end circuit nodes of the plurality of circuit nodes are connected to one another via a bridging inductance connected in parallel with the series signal path;
at least one phase shifter arranged in at least one of the first, second, or third signal paths between a respective filter and the first antenna connection; and
a control circuit configured to tune frequency bands of the first tunable filter, the second tunable filter, and the third tunable filter.

US Pat. No. 10,276,699

ENERGY-FILTERED COLD ELECTRON DEVICES AND METHODS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An energy-filtered cold electron device comprising:a first electrode;
a first tunneling barrier disposed adjacent to the first electrode;
a second tunneling barrier disposed adjacent to the first tunneling barrier;
a semiconductor or metal layer disposed adjacent to the second tunneling barrier;
an additional second tunneling barrier disposed adjacent to the semiconductor or metal layer;
an additional first tunneling barrier disposed adjacent to the additional second tunneling barrier; and
a second electrode disposed adjacent to the additional first tunneling barrier;
wherein the first electrode, the first tunneling barrier, the second tunneling barrier, the semiconductor or metal layer, the additional second tunneling barrier, the additional first tunneling barrier, and the second electrode form an electron tunneling path;
wherein quantum wells or quantum dots are formed in the first tunneling barrier and/or the additional first tunneling barrier; and
wherein discrete energy levels are formed in the quantum wells or quantum dots.

US Pat. No. 10,276,049

CAMERA BASED TRAILER IDENTIFICATION AND BLIND ZONE ADJUSTMENT

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A trailer-identification system configured to identify a trailer towed by a host-vehicle, said system comprising:a camera used to capture an image of a trailer towed by a host-vehicle;
a radar-sensor configured to detect an other-vehicle present in a blind-zone proximate to the host-vehicle, said blind-zone extending a distance perpendicular to a left-side and a right-side of the host-vehicle and extending a distance beyond a rear of the trailer;
a database that associates the character in the image with the trailer-model, the database including dimensions of the trailer related to the trailer-model; and
a controller in communication with the camera, the radar-sensor, and the database, said controller configured to detect a character on the trailer, identify a trailer-model of the trailer based on the character, and adjust the blind-zone proximate to the host-vehicle based on the trailer-model, wherein inboard-boundaries of the adjusted blind-zone are collinear with sides of the trailer, and wherein a trailer-boundary is excluded from the blind-zone.

US Pat. No. 10,275,472

METHOD FOR CATEGORIZING IMAGES TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH CONTENT ITEMS BASED ON KEYWORDS OF SEARCH QUERIES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for categorizing images to be associated with content items based on keywords, the method comprising:providing a first keyword-to-image (keyword/image) mapping table, the first keyword mapping table including a plurality of entries, each entry mapping a keyword to one or more image identifiers (IDs) identifying one or more images;
for each of the keywords of the first keyword/image mapping table, determining, by an analysis module executed by a processor, one or more related keywords that are related to the keyword based on a similarity comparison between the one or more related keywords and the keyword;
generating, by a configuration module executed by the processor, one or more additional entries corresponding to the one or more related keywords to be incorporated into the first keyword/image mapping table to generate a second keyword/image mapping table, wherein each of the additional entries is a separate entry that maps one of the related keywords to identical images of the corresponding keyword from the first keyword/image mapping table, such that any keyword matching the related keywords and their respective original keyword leads to an identical image, wherein the second keyword/image mapping table is utilized to associate a particular image with a particular content item related to a particular keyword in response to subsequent search queries; and
for each of the additional entries in the second keyword/image mapping table, filtering, by a filtering and matching module executed by the processor, the related keywords in view of image metadata of corresponding images that correspond to the related keywords to verify whether the related keywords describe the corresponding images, wherein filtering the related keywords comprises:
for each of the related keywords,
determining whether the related keyword describes at least a portion of the image metadata of the corresponding image that corresponds to the related keyword, and
in response to determining that the related keyword does not describe at least a portion of the image metadata, removing the corresponding image that corresponds to the related keyword,
wherein the image metadata of the corresponding image is generated by performing an image recognition.

US Pat. No. 10,275,029

DIRECTIONAL AND AWARENESS GUIDANCE DEVICE

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A wearable device for providing non-visual guidance to users, the wearable device comprising:one or more wireless interfaces that receive information relating to a current environment of the wearable device, the one or more wireless interfaces comprising a vehicle-to-vehicle communications interface that is programmed to obtain position information for vehicles located nearby the wearable device;
a haptic feedback array comprising a plurality of haptic motors arranged across at least a portion of the wearable device so that each of the plurality of haptic motors, when activated, presents haptic feedback from a distinct location of the wearable device;
a haptic engine that is programmed to control the haptic feedback array; and
one or more processors that are programmed to:
determine non-visual guidance to output to a user of the wearable device based at least in part on the information that is received from the one or more wireless interfaces describing the current environment, the non-visual guidance comprising alerts indicating that at least one or more of the vehicles are approaching the user wearing the wearable device, wherein determining the non-visual guidance includes identifying non-visual navigational guidance and non-visual proximity alert guidance based on the information and applying rules that prioritize, for output to the user, the non-visual navigational guidance above the non-visual proximity alert guidance;
determine at least one pulse pattern to be presented through the haptic feedback array to provide the prioritized non-visual navigational guidance to the user; and
instruct the haptic engine to cause the haptic feedback array to present the at least one pulse pattern and to present, prior to the at least one pulse pattern, at least one notifying pulse to indicate that the prioritized non-visual navigation guidance is upcoming.

US Pat. No. 10,274,651

MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DIFFRACTION GRATINGS BY SELECTIVE DEPOSITION OR SELECTIVE ETCHING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method for generating a three-dimensional diffraction grating, comprising:depositing a first material onto a side of a substrate to form a first structure;
depositing a second material onto the side of the substrate to form a second structure;
depositing a third material onto the substrate, the first structure and the second structure; and
etching the third material after depositing the third material to form the three-dimensional diffraction grating with a third structure on the first structure, the third material having surface properties allowing portions of the third material on the substrate and the second structure to be etched away but retain portions of the third material on the first structure.

US Pat. No. 10,274,323

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PEDESTRIAN LOCALIZATION

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of localizing a mobile device along a pedestrian route traversed in an indoor area, the mobile device including a processor and a memory, the method executed in the processor and comprising:localizing the mobile device to an estimated first position within the indoor area based on accessing, from a first memory tier of the memory, a first portion fingerprint data that includes fingerprint data of a first subset area of the indoor area, the first subset area at least partly surrounding the estimated first position, wherein the fingerprint data comprises a plurality of portions, each of the plurality of portions corresponding to a subset area of the indoor area, and wherein the first memory tier includes the first portion of the plurality of portions of the fingerprint data and a second memory tier of the memory includes one or more of remaining portions of the plurality of portions of the fingerprint data; and
upon establishing a new prefetching region, replacing the first portion fingerprint data of the first memory tier upon pre-fetching a second portion fingerprint data from the second memory tier, the second portion fingerprint data including fingerprint data of a second subset area of the indoor area, the second subset area at least partly surrounding an estimated second position.

US Pat. No. 10,274,293

POLYMER CARTRIDGE HAVING A PRIMER INSERT WITH A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising:a primer insert comprising: a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive the polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the recess bottom and at least partially over the circular recess side wall and the groove is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding;
a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the opposite a polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the polymeric coupling end extends over the coupling element into the primer flash hole aperture to form a flash hole and into the groove; and
a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.

US Pat. No. 10,273,067

PACKAGE FOR STORING A PLURALITY OF PRODUCTS

THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC,...

14. Process for the manufacture of a package-product arrangement according to claim 12, comprising the following steps:providing a plastic sheet;
inserting the plastic sheet into a mold having a plurality of mold cavities;
heating the plastic sheet to a forming temperature in order to be pliable;
thermoforming a plurality of cavities into the plastic sheet, the cavities corresponding to the shape of the mold cavities, thereby providing a blister layer comprising a plurality of blister cavities;
providing a plurality of products;
inserting the products into respective blister cavities;
providing a cardboard blank;
attaching the cardboard blank onto the blister layer, thereby providing a primary package comprising a plurality of products;
providing a front panel in a substantially flat manner, the front panel comprising at least a first aperture and a second aperture, at least a first outer circumferential portion at least partially surrounding the first aperture, and a second outer circumferential portion at least partially surrounding the second aperture, and a portion being arranged between the first and the second aperture and extending from the first and the second outer circumferential portions;
folding the front panel in a manner that the portion being arranged between the first aperture and the second aperture is elevated with respect to the first and second outer circumferential portions and forms an inner recess;
laying the primary package onto the front panel so that the blister cavities are placed in the recess, and extend at least partially through the first aperture and the second aperture;
providing a back panel; and
attaching the back panel to at least a portion of the first outer circumferential portion and to at least a portion of the second outer circumferential portion, thereby providing a secondary package comprising the primary package and the products.
US Pat. No. 10,272,084

HISTONE DEACETYLASE 6 SELECTIVE INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CISPLATIN-INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Regenacy Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A method of alleviating numbness associated with cisplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a histone deacetylase 6 selective inhibitor, to thereby alleviate the numbness associated with the cisplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy.

US Pat. No. 10,278,307

COOLING PLATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A cooling plate configured with an electronic device for heat dissipation, the cooling plate comprising:a first plate;
a second plate;
a bonding line connecting between the first plate and the second plate;
a plurality of supporting columns and a cooling liquid;
wherein the first plate, the second plate, and the bonding line together define a cavity, the plurality of supporting columns and the cooling liquid are received in the cavity; and
wherein the plurality of supporting columns connects perpendicularly with the first plate and the second plate, the cooling liquid communicates among the plurality of the supporting columns; the first plate and the plurality of supporting columns are integrated with the electronic device and are a portion of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,972

HEADPHONE AND INTERACTION SYSTEM

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A headphone, comprising:a Type-C interface;
a controller electrically connected to the Type-C interface;
a biological features detection module connected to the controller;
a microphone electrically connected to the controller; and
a loudspeaker electrically connected to the controller, wherein the loudspeaker is electrically connected to left and right sound channels;
wherein the biological features detection module is configured to detect biological features of a user wearing the headphone; the controller is configured to control, when the headphone is in a digital mode, paring between the Type-C interface and a terminal and communication among the terminal, the biological features detection module, the microphone and the loudspeaker, to control detection of biological features and processing of audio or video data;
the microphone is multiplexed to supply power to the biological features detection module, and to carry out uplink communication for uploading biological features data detected by the biological features detection module to the terminal; and the left and right sound channels are multiplexed to carry out downlink communication including sending control instructions from the terminal to the biological features detection module.

US Pat. No. 10,277,473

MODEL DEPLOYMENT BASED ON BENCHMARKED DEVICES

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method for deploying portions of a model used in a cognitive computing process for execution on respective devices in a distributed system, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising:processing, by the one or more processors, a device list to provide a benchmark list, the device list comprising an inventory of a plurality of devices across one or more systems that provide data for execution of the model used in the cognitive computing process, each device in the device list being a candidate for executing at least a portion of the model, the benchmark list comprising the plurality of devices, and, for each device, one or more accuracies of the device with respect to the at least a portion of the model;
providing, by the one or more processors, a deployment plan based on the device list and the benchmark list, the deployment plan specifying one or more tasks to be executed by each of a plurality of devices, at least a first device, and a second device being included in respective systems, the first device being included in a first system, and the second device being included in a second system, different from the first system, the second device providing data from the second system that is to be processed based on the at least a portion of the model processed by the first device within the first system; and
executing, by the one or more processors, the deployment plan, which comprises receiving data from the second device, and transmitting the data to the first device for processing in the at least a portion of the model.

US Pat. No. 10,276,949

CONNECTOR AND BLIND MATING CONNECTOR INCLUDING THE SAME

GIGALANE CO., LTD., Hwas...

1. A connector comprising:a hollow body formed by bending a metal plate that is manufactured by press-processing a raw plate;
a dielectric part built in the body;
a signal pin passing through the dielectric part;
a plurality of contact parts extending from both ends of the body, respectively, with slits therebetween;
a connection part defined in the body and at which both side edges of the metal plate meet and are coupled to each other; and
an extension contact part bent and extending from one end of each contact part in a direction opposite to an extension direction of the contact part to face the contact part.

US Pat. No. 10,275,912

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION AND RESOURCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A system comprising:a geographic data storage layer configured to store:
topographic rendering data for a pre-determined geography; and
time zone boundaries that divide the pre-determined geography into different time zones;
a resource data storage layer configured to store:
resource identifiers for available resources in the pre-determined geography;
resource locations for the available resources in the pre-determined geography; and
resource descriptors for the available resources;
a project data storage layer configured to store:
a project path definition comprising path waypoints;
waypoint descriptors for the path waypoints, the waypoint descriptors including:
resource reservation flags;
project input/output requirements;
timing specifiers; and
resource requirements;
virtual reality interface circuitry in communication with the geographic data storage layer, the resource data storage layer, and the project data storage layer, the virtual reality interface circuitry comprising a VR processor configured to:
control one or more control peripheral interfaces to connect with virtual reality control peripherals;
control view rendering circuitry to generate a resource analysis visualization comprising the available resources rendered on the pre-determined geography and the path waypoints rendered on the pre-determined geography;
control view guidance circuitry to:
accept guidance inputs from the virtual reality control peripherals and direct the view rendering circuitry to update the resource analysis visualization responsive to the guidance inputs; and
accept selection inputs from the virtual reality control peripherals that specify selected resources among the available resources for designated waypoints among the path waypoints; and
communication circuitry comprising a communication processor configured to control transmission of resource selection messages to the selected resources for the designated waypoints; and
path planning circuitry comprising a path planning processor configured to:
determine a waypoint distribution of at least one of the path waypoints across a selected time zone boundary and into a different time zone than other path waypoints to define a segment of continuous project flow;
and where:
the view rendering circuitry is responsive to the waypoint distribution by:
generating the resource analysis visualization to show the path waypoints located across the selected time zone boundary; and
generating the resource analysis visualization to show available resources specific to time zones in which the path waypoints are located according to the waypoint distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,275,902

DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BIOMETRIC USER RECOGNITION UTILIZING NEURAL NETWORKS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method of identifying a user of a system, comprising:analyzing image data;
generating shape data based on the image data;
analyzing the shape data;
generating general category data based on the shape data;
generating narrow category data by comparing the general category data with a characteristic; and
generating a classification decision based on the narrow category data,
wherein the characteristic is from a known potentially confusing mismatched individual.

US Pat. No. 10,275,539

CLOSED-LOOP NATURAL LANGUAGE QUERY PRE-PROCESSOR AND RESPONSE SYNTHESIZER ARCHITECTURE

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A natural language query processing system comprising:communication interface configured to connect to a query source and obtain a natural language input query from a requesting entity;
query pre-processing circuitry comprising:
a session controller configured to:
establish a query session for the query source in response to obtaining the natural language input query;
access a prior query history to identify prior query characteristics; and
submit the natural language input query to a question handler; and
a question handler configured to:
query an enterprise database for an enterprise linked to the requesting entity, to obtain requester metadata that identifies characteristics of the requesting entity;
identify query components comprising:
an explicit entity that is explicitly included in the natural language input query;
an implicit entity implied but not explicitly included in the natural language input query;
selected characteristics of the prior query characteristics; and
selected characteristics of the requesting entity in the requester metadata;
execute searches formulated with the query components against pre-defined data stores to determine candidate response elements; and
communicate the candidate response elements to response synthesis circuitry; and
response synthesis circuitry configured to:
perform assessments of the candidate response elements on a multi-dimensional analysis framework comprising a ‘relevance’ dimension and an ‘expected engagement’ dimension;
evaluate a function of the assessments on the ‘relevance’ dimension and the ‘expected engagement’ dimension to obtain an overall rank for each of the candidate response elements;
filter the candidate response elements by their overall rankings against a configurable relevance cut-off to obtain a filtered element subset;
determine a presentation sequence for the candidate response elements in the filtered element subset;
determine a query response package structure;
synthesize a query response to the natural language query input by:
ordering the candidate response elements in the filtered element subset according to the presentation sequence; and
generating content elements for the query response from the candidate response elements in the filtered element subset according to the query response package structure; and
deliver the query response to the query source via the session controller and the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,275,532

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT DISCOVERY

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method comprising:selecting a number of display regions based on a display type; and
selecting at least one item category to be displayed in the number of selected display regions in accordance with a content discovery process, the content discovery process including:
a multi-way search process which includes:
tracking a user's item category selections; and
removing non-selected item categories displayed in the number of selected display regions from future display in the number of selected display regions during the content discovery process;
an item category selection process which includes:
selecting at least one item category that has not been displayed in the number of selected display regions and was not previously non-selected during the multi-way search process;
retrieving from a memory the at least one item category that has not been displayed in the number of selected display regions and was not previously non-selected during the multi-way search process; and
displaying the retrieved at least one item category during the content discovery process.

US Pat. No. 10,274,537

TEST DEVICE FOR DEFECT INSPECTION

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. A device, comprising:a scanning pad on a dielectric layer, the scanning pad being an electrically conductive pad scanned by a charged particle beam tool, the dielectric layer being formed on a wafer substrate and having a circuit pattern formed thereon;
a second electrically conductive pad having an area larger than an area of the scanning pad; and
a test structure on the dielectric layer and not overlapping with the scanning pad, the test structure being an electric circuit having a first end electrically connected to the scanning pad and a second end electrically connected to the second electrically conductive pad, the scanning pad and test structure being electronically insulated from the circuit pattern;
wherein an image of the scanning pad generated by the charged particle beam tool scanning the scanning pad has a grey level corresponding to presence or absence of a defect in the circuit pattern; and
wherein the test structure is not grounded to the wafer substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,278,268

CONTROLLING LIGHTING LOADS TO ACHIEVE A DESIRED LIGHTING PATTERN

LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of lighting fixtures to obtain a predefined light profile across a surface, the method comprising:retrieving an image of a space;
determining a lighting level for a first sub-area within the space;
determining a lighting level for a second sub-area within the space;
determining a first lighting fixture that affects the lighting level for the first sub-area and the lighting level for the second sub-area;
determining a second lighting fixture that affects the lighting level for the second sub-area; and
adjusting the first lighting fixture and the second lighting fixture to achieve a first target light level in the first sub-area and a second target light level in the second sub-area, wherein the adjustment of the second lighting fixture is in response to an amount that the first lighting fixture affects the lighting level for the second sub-area when the first lighting fixture is adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,278,253

PASSENGER CABIN HAVING ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A Passenger cabin for a passenger aircraft, having an illumination arrangement for the passenger cabin, wherein the illumination arrangement contains:a control line,
a lamp arrangement connected to the control line, and
an operating unit, connected to the control line, having at least two operating elements for selecting prescribed light scenarios to be produced by the lamp arrangement by transmitting control signals from the operating unit to the lamp arrangement via the control line,
wherein each of the operating elements is assigned its own control signal,
wherein the lamp arrangement contains a first decoder, according to which a prescribed respective one of the light scenarios that are to be produced by the lamp arrangement (is assigned to a respective specific sequence of control signals which are received in succession, and wherein
the first decoder has a decoding instructionin a menu structure, wherein the selection of menu elements of the menu structure is effected by way of the control signals,
the illumination arrangement contains an add-on display, which is connected to the control line,
wherein the add-on display contains a second decoder having the same decoding instruction, according to which a respectively received control signal is assigned a graphic representation of the menu element that is in each case currently selected by the control signals,
wherein the graphic representation which is in each case currently recognized is displayed on the add-on display.

US Pat. No. 10,277,936

MANAGEMENT METHODS OF A VIDEO DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING VIDEO DEVICE

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method implemented by a server, the method comprising:transmitting, by the server, a first request for obtaining service list information from at least a video device;
receiving, from said at least one video device, said service list information in response to said first request;
for at least one logical channel that is associated with more than one service coordinate, checking, according to said service list information, whether a preferred service coordinate is associated with a digital terrestrial television service having a first quality of reception; and
transmitting, by the server, a second request to said at least a video device in response to the preferred service coordinate associated with the digital terrestrial television service is not having the first quality of reception, the second request requesting the at least a video device to scan a digital terrestrial television frequency and to update at least a digital terrestrial television parameter in a digital terrestrial television service list management, and set the digital terrestrial television parameter for associating said preferred service coordinate with said digital terrestrial television service having the first quality of reception.

US Pat. No. 10,277,935

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARDWARE-ENFORCED, ALWAYS-ON INSERTION OF A WATERMARK IN A VIDEO PROCESSING PATH

INSIDE SECURE S.A., Meyr...

1. A method of adding watermark data to a media program in a receiver, comprising the steps of:(a) receiving data comprising the media program in the receiver disposed at a subscriber station;
(b) generating, at least in part with a secure data processor executing instructions permanently and unchangeably coded into a secure memory of the secure data processor, a watermark, wherein the watermark is generated at least in part according to an identifier uniquely associated with and securely stored in the secure data processor;
(c) processing the received data to reproduce the media program; and
(d) inserting portions of the generated watermark in the reproduced media program at locations determined at least in part according to the secure data processor-unique identifier to produce a watermarked media program provided for display, comprising:
(d)(1) inserting a first portion of the portions of the generated watermark in a first portion of a first frame of the reproduced media program;
(d)(2) inserting a further portion of the portions of the generated watermark in a further portion of a subsequent frame of the media program, wherein at least one of the subsequent frame of the media program and a location of the further portion of the generated watermark within the subsequent frame of the reproduced media program is selected at least in part according to the secure data processor-unique identifier;
(d)(3) repeating (d)(2) until all of the generated watermark is inserted in the media program; and
(d)(4) repeating (d)(1)-(d)(3) to insert the generated watermark in further frames of the media program.

US Pat. No. 10,277,638

PROVIDING BONDED SERVICES AT A NON-ANCHOR NODE

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:
associate, at a gateway device, a set of user device data plane connections of an intended user device to form a bonded session for the intended user device, the set of user device data plane connections including a first user device data plane connection associated with a first access network and a second user device data plane connection associated with a second access network; and
map, at the gateway device, user device traffic of the intended user device between the user device data plane connections of the bonded session and a user device data plane session between the gateway device and an anchor node for the intended user device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,586

MOBILE AUTHENTICATION WITH URL-REDIRECT

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of mobile authentication, the method comprising the steps of:receiving an alleged mobile station international subscriber directory number (MSISDN) value from a mobile device connected to a remote server application over a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request within a general packet radio service tunneling protocol (GTP) uplink tunnel;
retrieving GTP session data for the alleged MSISDN received from the remote server application for the mobile device connection;
verifying the alleged MSISDN value exists in the retrieved GTP session data;
generating a cryptographic token value accessible by the remote server application;
saving the token value, the alleged MSISDN value and the GTP session data in a data store; and
injecting an HTTP redirect response within a GTP downlink tunnel associated with the alleged MSISDN, the response including the token value as a uniform resource locator (URL) parameter wherein the redirect causes the mobile device to initiate another connection to the remote server application which is communicatively coupled to the data store, wherein the token value is retrieved from the new redirected connection URL parameter and evaluated against the token value in the data store whereby the alleged MSISDN value is authenticated as valid should the token value in the data store and URL parameter match.

US Pat. No. 10,277,518

INTELLIGENT PACKET QUEUES WITH DELAY-BASED ACTIONS

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

14. A method comprising:assigning network packets received by a network device to packet queues;
based on the packet queues, determining when to process specific packets of the network packets received by the network device, the specific packets dequeued from the packet queues when processed;
tracking a delay associated with a particular packet queue of the packet queues, the tracking including designating one of the network packets assigned to the particular packet queue as a marker packet, the delay based on a duration of time for which the currently designated marker packet has been in the particular packet queue, another network packet assigned to the particular packet queue being designated as the marker packet whenever the currently designated marker packet departs from the queue;
when the delay exceeds a monitoring threshold, annotating one or more network packets departing from the particular packet queue with a tag indicating that the monitoring threshold has been surpassed;
sending copies of the one or more network packets that were annotated with the tag to a first component configured to, based on the tag and the one or more packets, perform one or more of: changing one or more network settings of the network device, updating packet statistics for the network device, or storing copies of the one or more network packets in a log or data buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,277,091

MOTOR CAP ASSEMBLY FOR REDUCING INTERNAL TEMPERATURES

Asia Connection LLC, New...

1. An end cap for a motor housing containing an electric motor, comprising:a tubular structure defining an interior space, comprising:
an open first end connectable to the motor casing;
a second end, comprising:
a first planar surface;
a second planar surface longitudinally offset from the first planar surface and substantially parallel to the first planar surface; and
an air grate surface longitudinally extending between the first and second planar surfaces, extending substantially perpendicular to the first planar surface and the second planar surface, and positioned between and attached to the first planar surface and the second planar surface to form a step therebetween, and
wherein the air grate surface includes at least one air grate extending therethrough, configured to permit air flow into and/or out of the interior space and opening in a direction substantially parallel to the first and second planar surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,277,054

NEAR-FIELD CHARGING PAD FOR WIRELESS POWER CHARGING OF A RECEIVER DEVICE THAT IS TEMPORARILY UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of wirelessly delivering power to a receiver device, the method comprising:while a receiver device lacks sufficient power to send an electromagnetic communication signal:
radiating, via an antenna of a unit cell included in a near-field charging pad, a radio frequency (RF) power transmission wave at a first power level, wherein the near-field charging pad includes a plurality of unit cells, including the unit cell;
detecting, by the near-field charging pad, an amount of energy associated with the RF power transmission wave that is reflected by one or more of the plurality of unit cells;
determining, by the near-field charging pad, that the receiver device is within a near-field charging distance of the near-field charging pad when the amount satisfies a threshold; and
in response to determining that the receiver device is within the near-field charging distance of the near-field charging pad, continuing to radiate, via the antenna of the unit cell, the RF power transmission wave at the first power level; and
upon receiving an electromagnetic communication signal generated by the receiver device:
ceasing to radiate the RF power transmission wave at the first power level; and
radiating, via the antenna of the unit cell, a new RF power transmission wave at a second power level greater than the first power level.

US Pat. No. 10,276,930

PLASMA AVIATION ANTENNA

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. An aircraft window comprising:an enclosure configured to be provided in a window opening of an aircraft;
a receiving space defined in the enclosure; and
a plasma antenna element provided within the receiving space, the plasma antenna element being operably coupled to a controller to provide control of operation of the plasma antenna element over a selectable range of frequencies, the plasma antenna element including one or more RF-conductive plasma discharge tubes that are selectively ionizable to a plasma state under control of the controller,
wherein the controller is operably coupled to one or more switching devices, the one or more switching devices modulating application of power to the plasma antenna element during ionization of the plasma antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,274,916

SYSTEM FOR OPTIMISING WORKFLOW FOR EFFICIENT ON-SITE DATA COLLECTION AND DETERMINATION OF ENERGY ANALYSIS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An energy audit system for use in retrofitting energy consuming devices in an energy consuming space, comprising:at least one controller configured to:
obtain attribute information (AI) for the energy consuming devices, the AI comprising information related to a plurality of attributes and corresponding attribute choice information for each of the plurality of attributes;
determine dependencies between each of the plurality of attributes to each determine a dependency score for each of the plurality of attributes based on the determined dependencies;
determine a ranking of each of the attributes based upon the dependency score of each of the attributes;
select a subset of the plurality of attributes based on the ranking;
determine an optimized workflow based upon the subset of the plurality of attributes; and
in accordance with the optimized workflow, render a user interface (UI) for use in retrofitting at least one of the devices to thereby obtain energy savings;
wherein said retrofitting comprises at least one of replacing a lighting fixture and replacing a lighting control device.

US Pat. No. 10,274,627

OCEAN BOTTOM SEISMIC SYSTEMS

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. An ocean bottom seismic sensor system comprising:an external housing configured for deployment within a seismic medium on a sea floor;
a sensor housing disposed within the external housing and configured for communication with the seismic medium;
an acoustic medium disposed within the sensor housing, the acoustic medium selected based on an acoustic impedance of the seismic medium; and
a seismic sensor suspended within the acoustic medium and substantially isolated from motion of the sensor housing, wherein
the sensor housing is configured to dissipate shear wave energy incident from the sea floor; and
the acoustic medium transmits pressure wave energy from the seismic medium to the seismic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,274,304

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE

CORIANT OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A network element comprising:a transceiver for receiving data from a data transfer network and for transmitting data to the data transfer network,
a processing system for controlling the network element and for running one or more communication protocols, and
an electrical device for controlling the processing system in accordance with magnetic field directed to the electrical device,
wherein the electrical device comprises:
a magnetic sensor circuitry to detect a direction of the magnetic field directed to the magnetic sensor circuitry and for detecting the magnetic field and for generating a detection signal in response to the detection of a given direction of the detected magnetic field, the magnetic sensor circuitry comprising a two-axis magnetometer or a three-axis magnetometer, and
a control circuitry configured to receive the detection signal from the magnetic sensor circuitry and to control the processing system in accordance with the detection signal,
wherein the magnetic sensor circuitry is configured to detect a direction related to a deviation of the magnetic field from the magnetic field of the earth, and the control circuitry is configured to control the processing system in accordance with the detected direction related to the deviation of the magnetic field from the magnetic field of the earth, and
wherein the electrical device is configured to produce a first control instruction in response to detection of a first direction related to the deviation of the magnetic field from the magnetic field of the earth, and the processing system is configured to control, in response to the first control instruction, the transceiver to:
i) send, out from the network element to the data transfer network, a message requesting configuration data related to the one or more communication protocols, and
ii) receive, from the data transfer network outside the network element and in response to the message requesting configuration data, the configuration data.

US Pat. No. 10,273,994

LATCH SYSTEM FOR MODULAR DISPLAY PANEL

Ultravision Technologies,...

1. A multi-panel display comprising:a frame; and
a plurality of panels, each of the panels being attached to the frame by a first spring-latch, the first spring-latch comprising a butterfly pawl, the butterfly pawl being configured to switch between a fastened position and an unfastened position by pressing the panel towards the frame and releasing the panel, wherein the frame or the plurality of panels comprises a mounting surface, wherein the butterfly pawl is configured to contact the mounting surface and extend through the mounting surface when the butterfly pawl is in the fastened position.

US Pat. No. 10,273,921

HIGH PRESSURE PUMP

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A fuel pump unit comprising:a pump head provided with an axial blind bore within which is arranged a piston extending from an inner end, inside the blind bore, to an outer end, outside the pump head, the outer end cooperating with a cam follower and a cam which rotates and reciprocally displaces the piston;
a coil spring axially compressed between the pump head and the cam follower and,
a tubular turret assembly extending toward the cam and provided with a through bore through which extends the piston, a final spiral of the coil spring being slipped around an outer surface of the turret assembly;
wherein the turret assembly is an added part, non-integral to the pump head and, arranged in abutment against an under face of the pump head, the blind bore being coaxial to the through bore arranged in the turret assembly, the turret assembly being unfixed such that the turret assembly self-centers to accompany radial displacements of the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,273,888

GDCI TRANSIENT EGR ERROR COMPENSATION

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A method of controlling combustion comprising the steps of:recirculating exhaust gases to a combustion chamber using early injection parameters for a steady state engine operation;
detecting a load increase relative to the steady state engine operation;
delivering recirculated exhaust gases to the combustion chamber in response to the detected load increase;
delaying a last fuel injection into the combustion chamber during an engine cycle with multiple fuel injections as compared to the steady state engine operation; and
retarding combustion phasing within the combustion chamber in response to the delayed injection.

US Pat. No. 10,273,579

APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING TWO OR MORE SUBSTRATES IN A BATCH PROCESS

Beneq Oy, Espoo (FI)

1. An apparatus for processing two or more substrates in a batch process by subjecting at least part of a surface of the substrates to alternating surface reactions of at least a first and a second precursor, the apparatus comprising:a vacuum chamber defining a vacuum space,
a reaction chamber arranged inside the vacuum chamber, the reaction chamber comprising a reaction space, the reaction chamber being configured for depositing material on the surface of the substrates in the reaction space during a processing phase,
multiple substrate holders for supporting said substrates, wherein the substrate holders being installed or arranged to be installed inside the reaction chamber for processing of the substrates inside the reaction chamber during the processing phase the substrate holders are arranged on a substrate rack comprising a bottom plate and provided with a lifting means for lifting the substrate rack inside the reaction chamber, and
an actuator enabling a relative movement of one or more substrate holders in relation to each other,
wherein during a loading phase in which the substrates are loaded to the substrate holders by a loading device, at least some of the substrate holders are arranged to be vertically movable relative to each other while the substrate holders remain on the substrate rack such that the actuator is arranged to hold in place the substrate holders that are loaded and the lifting means is arranged to move the substrate holders that are unloaded away from the substrate holders that are loaded for providing space between the substrate holder being loaded and the substrate holder above it, or the actuator is arranged to move the substrate holders that are loaded away from the substrate holders that are unloaded, and the lifting means is arranged to hold in place the substrate holders that are unloaded or to move the substrate holders that are unloaded away from the substrate holders that are loaded for providing space between the substrate holder being loaded and the substrate holder above it, for enabling relative movement of the substrate holders.
US Pat. No. 10,273,541

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for processing messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) molecules from a single cell, comprising:(a) partitioning a plurality of cells and a plurality of beads in a microwell array comprising a plurality of wells, wherein a well of said plurality of wells comprises said single cell from said plurality of cells and a single bead from said plurality of beads, and wherein said single bead comprises nucleic acid barcode molecules each comprising a common barcode sequence;
(b) in said well comprising said single cell and said single bead, releasing messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) molecules from said single cell, wherein upon release from said single cell, said released mRNA molecules attach to said nucleic acid barcode molecules;
(c) subjecting said released mRNA molecules attached to said nucleic acid barcode molecules to reverse transcription to yield complementary deoxyribonucleic acid (cDNA) molecules each comprising said common barcode sequence or a complement thereof; and
(d) subjecting said cDNA molecules to one or more reactions to generate a set of nucleic acid molecules for nucleic acid sequencing.

US Pat. No. 10,277,641

PROXIMITY SESSION MOBILITY EXTENSION

Mitel Networks Corporatio...

1. A method of bringing at least one contact into a conference through an identity module, the method comprising:registering a receiving device with an identity module;
using the identity module, assigning a unique identifier to said receiving device;
providing said unique identifier to said receiving device;
discovering said receiving device by the sending device;
receiving said unique identifier of said receiving device at said sending device;
validating the receiving device with information on the identity module;
providing connection requirements to said sending device by said identity module;
using said identity module, initiating a background operation to link said receiving device and said sending device via a communication channel for sharing exchanged content between said receiving device and said sending device;
using said sending device, establishing a sharing connection with the receiving device;
collecting information from the sending device for at least one contact; and
providing the information for the at least one contact to the receiving device through the identity module to add the at least one contact to the conference using the receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,609

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS IN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a touchscreen device located at a premises, wherein the touchscreen device is in communication with a security system at the premises, and wherein the security system comprises a plurality of network devices,
wherein the touchscreen device is configured to output a plurality of user interfaces, wherein the plurality of user interfaces comprises a security user interface and a network user interface, wherein the security user interface enables control of functions of the security system and access to data received by the security system, and wherein the network user interface enables access to the plurality of network devices; and
a security server in communication with the touchscreen device, wherein the security server is located external to the premises, wherein the security server comprises a client user interface via which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen device and the security system, wherein the security server comprises a web application configured to transmit one or more calls to an application programming interface (API) effectuated by the touchscreen device,
wherein the touchscreen device is configured to receive the one or more calls to the API effectuated by the touchscreen device, wherein the API enables communication with the plurality of network devices, and wherein the one or more calls to the API are associated with at least one network device of the plurality of network devices,
wherein the touchscreen device is further configured to transmit, to the security server and responsive to receiving the one or more calls to the API from the security server, data associated with the at least one network device, and
wherein the web application is configured to output the data via the client user interface of the security server.

US Pat. No. 10,277,593

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method of operating a first communication device, the method comprising:receiving a connect message from a second communication device attempting to establish communication with the first communication device, wherein the connect message comprises an identifier of the second communication device, wherein communication between the first communication device and the second communication device is prevented until communication is allowed based on a detected entry of a control command;
displaying, via an integral user interface of the first communication device, an indication of the second communication device;
detecting, via the integral user interface of the first communication device, entry of the control command indicative of a user allowing communication between the first communication device and the second communication device; and
allowing communication between the first communication device and the second communication device based on the detected entry of the control command.

US Pat. No. 10,277,576

DIAMETER END-TO-END SECURITY WITH A MULTIWAY HANDSHAKE

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of validating a message transmitted from a client to a server via a Diameter protocol comprising the steps of:receiving a Request message from the client, the Request message having a digital signature and an Attribute Value Pair (AVP);
responsive to the Request message requesting an update of information at the server, classifying the Request message as a Push message;
validating, by the server, the digital signature of the Request message transmitted by the client;
responsive to successful validation of the digital signature and classifying the Request message as the Push message, proceeding with second and third stages of a three-way handshake between the client and the server, the second and third stages of the three-way handshake comprising the steps of:
generating a nonce value by the server;
transmitting an Answer message to the client, the Answer message carrying the nonce value and containing an indicator requesting an Authenticator message from the client;
receiving, from the client, an Authenticator message carrying a first hash result calculated by the client using the nonce value and the AVP of the Request message as inputs;
comparing the first hash result received in the Authenticator message with a second hash result calculated by the server using the nonce value and the AVP of the Request message as inputs; and
responsive to the first hash result matching the second hash result, updating, at the server, the information requested in the Request message.

US Pat. No. 10,277,433

METHOD TO IMPROVE LATENCY IN AN ETHERNET PHY DEVICE

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A data communication apparatus, including physical (PHY) layer circuitry, the PHY layer circuitry comprising:transceiver circuitry configured to receive data via a network link, wherein the received data includes data symbols encoded using trellis coded modulation (TCM);
decoder circuitry configured to decode the data symbols using maximum-likelihood (ML) decoding to map a received symbol sequence to an allowed symbol sequence using a trace-back depth, wherein a trace-back depth value is a number of symbols of delay used by the ML decoding in identifying the allowed symbol sequence from the received symbol sequence; and
a signal analysis unit configured to determine length of a physical medium of the network link as a link statistic, and set the trace-back depth value according to one or more link statistics including the determined length.

US Pat. No. 10,276,406

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING DEVICE AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

Shibaura Mechatronics Cor...

1. A substrate processing device comprising:a processing chamber having a substrate inlet/outlet opening,
a table provided in the processing chamber, and supporting a substrate horizontally,
a rotation section rotating the table in a horizontal plane,
a cleaning liquid supplying section having a cleaning liquid nozzle supplying a cleaning liquid to a patterned surface of the substrate which is rotated by the rotation section;
a solvent supplying section having a solvent nozzle supplying a volatile solvent in a liquid state to the patterned surface of the substrate rotated by the rotation section and supplied with the cleaning liquid, to replace the cleaning liquid on the patterned surface of the substrate with the volatile solvent;
a suction drying section;
a heating section heating the substrate supplied with the volatile solvent,
which includes a lamp, by which the patterned surface of the substrate can be heated and a gas layer of the volatile solvent can be formed thereon, and the gas layer can push the liquid volatile solvent so that it changes into droplets which can be sucked by the suction drying section; and
a cup surrounds a periphery of the table so as to accommodate the table therein,
wherein the suction drying section has a solvent suction discharging section including a solvent suction port which is located radially inward from the cup and has an annular opening surrounding the periphery of the table,
the solvent suction port is movable between an operation position to suck the liquid droplets and a standby position,
the suction drying section dries the surface of the substrate held by the table by removing the volatile solvent from the surface of the substrate according to sucking the liquid droplets of volatile solvent by the solvent suction port located at the operation position, in combination with a heating operation of the heating section, and
both of the cleaning liquid nozzle and the solvent nozzle are provided in a side wall of the cup on the periphery of the cup, wherein the substrate inlet/outlet opening is provided in a side wall of the processing chamber, and wherein the cleaning liquid nozzle and the solvent nozzle are located in the side wall of the cup at a position opposite the location of the substrate inlet/outlet opening in the side wall of the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,276,347

APPARATUS OF PLURAL CHARGED-PARTICLE BEAMS

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. A charged-particle beam apparatus, comprising:a charged particle source configured to provide a primary beam;
an image forming unit configured to form a plurality of images of the charged particle source using a plurality of beamlets of the primary beam;
a first projection system with an objective lens and configured to form a plurality of probe spots on a sample from the plurality of beamlets;
a second projection system configured to focus a plurality of secondary beams generated by the plurality of probe spots on the sample;
a beam separator configured to separate the plurality of beamlets and the plurality of secondary beams; and
a detection device with a plurality of detection elements configured to receive the plurality of secondary beams;
wherein the second projection system includes an anti-rotation magnetic lens configured to eliminate a rotation of the plurality of secondary beams on the detection device.

US Pat. No. 10,276,024

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROMPTING REMAINING SERVICE LIFE OF COOKING DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for prompting a remaining service life of a cooking device, comprising:obtaining cooking operation information from the cooking device;
obtaining identification information of the cooking device;
determining a coating type of the cooking device according to the identification information;
determining a life loss of the cooking device based on the cooking operation information;
determining the remaining service life of the cooking device according to the life loss; and
outputting a prompt message when the remaining service life is less than or equal to a preset threshold;
wherein determining the remaining service life of the cooking device according to the life loss comprises:
determining a current remaining service life of the cooking device; and
calculating a difference between the current remaining service life and the life loss to obtain the remaining service life of the cooking device;
wherein determining a current remaining service life of the cooking device comprises:
determining the current remaining service life of the cooking device according to the coating type.

US Pat. No. 10,275,639

FACE DETECTING AND TRACKING METHOD, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROTATION OF ROBOT HEAD AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A face detecting and tracking method comprising:acquiring an image and performing a face detection to determine one or more face boxes of each acquired image;
performing a detection error removing process to the image of current frame, and saving one of the one or more face boxes of the processed image of current frame as a first face box; and
determining a tracking box of the image of current frame based on the first face box and a tracked face box, and tracking a face in the tracking box of the image of current frame;
wherein the step of performing a detection error removing process to the image of current frame, and saving one of the one or more face boxes of the processed image of current frame as a first face box, comprises:
determining that an image of previous frame, which the image of current frame is successive to, and the image of current frame comprise one or more face boxes;
determining that the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame and the one or more face boxes of the image of previous frame are located at corresponding positions; and
determining that the image of current frame does not comprise a falsely detected face box, and saving one of the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame as the first face box;
wherein the step of determining if the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame and the one or more face boxes of the image of previous frame are located at corresponding positions, comprises:
determining that the image of current frame and the image of previous frame are orientated in the same way in the same coordinate system, and that overlapping portions exist between the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame and the one or more face boxes of the image of previous frame;
computing a first overlapping rate of an area of the overlapping portions to an area of the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame, and computing a second overlapping rate of an area of the overlapping portions to an area of the one or more face boxes of the image of previous frame;
in response to the first overlapping rate and/or the second overlapping rate being greater than a predetermined value,
determining that the one or more face boxes of the image of current frame and the one or more face boxes of the image of previous frame are located at corresponding positions.

US Pat. No. 10,273,984

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A hydraulic systemhaving a primary circuit which activates a first hydraulic consumer and has a first hydraulic drive assembly which comprises at least one motor-driven hydraulic pump, the first hydraulic consumer being configured as a hydraulic drive mechanism of a thick matter pump,
having a secondary circuit which activates a second hydraulic consumer and has a second hydraulic drive assembly which comprises at least one further motor-driven hydraulic pump, the second consumer being configured as a drive and control mechanism of a distributor boom of the thick matter pump, the distributor boom comprising a plurality of boom arms,
wherein the hydraulic consumers which are arranged in the primary circuit and in the secondary circuit are loaded in a first operating state via their hydraulic drive assemblies independently of one another with hydraulic oil from a tank,
wherein in a second operating state, when the first consumer is at a standstill and the hydraulic pumps of the first and second hydraulic drive assemblies are operated, at least part of the hydraulic oil from the primary circuit is fed into the secondary circuit in order to activate the distributor boom such that unfolding and folding of the distributor boom can be carried out more rapidly,
wherein the hydraulic drive mechanism of the thick matter pump has first and second hydraulic drive cylinders which are connected via first and second piston rods, respectively, to first and second delivery cylinders, respectively, and are connected at their one end via first and second main lines, respectively, to the at least one hydraulic pump which is arranged in the primary circuit and are connected at their other end via an oil oscillation line to one another,
wherein the primary circuit and the secondary circuit are connected to one another via a connecting line, in which a first control valve which selectively releases or shuts off an oil flow is arranged, and
wherein the at least one motor-driven hydraulic pump comprises a reversible and adjustable main pump and a feed pump which opens on a pressure side into the primary circuit and on a suction side into the tank are arranged in the primary circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,273,125

BRISTLED WINCH-GUIDE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A winch, comprising:a rotatable drum mounted within a frame and supported for rotation about the drum's longitudinal axis;
a cable connected to the drum, wherein the cable is wound and unwound around the drum;
a guide mounted on the frame and adjacent the drum for positioning the cable onto the drum;
the guide comprising guide rods disposed substantially parallel to the drum axis;
a fairlead slidably attached to the guide rods;
the fairlead comprising an orifice through which the cable passes;
the orifice comprising an interior wall comprising a plurality of bristles extending therefrom in contact with the cable;
the bristles comprising an angular orientation corresponding to a direction of travel of the cable as it is being unwound, wherein
the bristles provide active cable wiping when winding the cable onto the drum and passive cable wiping when unwinding the cable from the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,272,778

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING UNIT GAIN OF SPEED CONTROL FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a unit gain of speed control of an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:capturing speeds of the autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) in response to a plurality of speed control commands at different points in time represented by a plurality of command cycles;
for each of the command cycles,
calculating a first speed-changing rate based on the captured speeds of the ADV associated with the command cycle, and
calculating a second speed-changing rate based on a corresponding speed control command using a predetermined algorithm;
determining using a cost function a unit gain of speed control based on the first and second speed-changing rates, such that a cost representing a difference between the first and second speed-changing rates reaches minimum, wherein the unit gain is utilized to generate subsequent speed control commands; and
controlling the ADV based on the generated speed control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,272,094

5-HT2C RECEPTOR AGONISTS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound selected from compounds of Formula A, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:
wherein:
R1 is selected from: H, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, halogen, O—C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, and C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
R2 and R3 are each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or R2 and R3 taken together with the carbon connecting them form a 3- to 6-membered spirocyclic carbocyclic ring;
X is O or C(R4R5);
Y is O or C(R6R7);
wherein if X is O, Y is (CR6R7);
R4 and R5 are each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or R4 and R5 taken together with the carbon connecting them form a 3- to 6-membered spirocyclic carbocyclic ring;
or R2 and R5 are each H and R3 and R4 taken together with the carbons connecting them form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic ring;
R6 and R7 are each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or R6 and R7 taken together with the carbon connecting them form a 3- to 6-membered spirocyclic carbocyclic ring;
and
R8 and R9 are each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogens, or halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,271,945

PROSTHETIC CAPSULAR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

1. A prosthetic capsular device for insertion into a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a cataract to contain at least one of an intraocular lens (IOL) and/or a technology device, the prosthetic capsular device comprising:a housing structure sized and configured to contain at least one of an intraocular lens (IOL) and/or a technology device, the housing structure having a compatible shape to the shape of a natural capsular bag of an eye and comprising:
a continuous anterior circular wall, the anterior circular wall comprising an anterior central opening capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, and/or replacement of one or more of an intraocular lens and/or a technology device and a round lip around the anterior central opening, wherein the anterior central opening is in fluid communication with a natural capsular bag of an eye upon insertion into the natural capsular bag;
a continuous posterior circular wall opposite the anterior circular wall, the posterior circular wall comprising a posterior central opening configured to receive a distinct refractive surface;
a first arc-shaped opening located radially outward of the posterior central opening on the posterior circular wall, wherein the first arc-shaped opening extends through a thickness of the posterior circular wall;
a second arc-shaped opening located radially outward of the posterior central opening on the posterior circular wall, wherein the second arc-shaped opening extends through the thickness of the posterior circular wall;
wherein each of the first and second arc-shaped openings has a width between 0 mm and 2 mm;
wherein the first arc-shaped opening is a mirror image of the second arc-shaped opening along a major axis of the prosthetic capsular device, and wherein the first arc-shaped opening is a mirror image of the second arc-shaped opening along a minor axis of the prosthetic capsular device;
a curvilinear, solid, and discoidal continuous equatorial portion interposed amid the anterior circular wall and the posterior circular wall and defining a natural capsular bag-contacting surface, wherein the anterior circular wall and the posterior circular wall extend to the continuous equatorial portion, wherein the anterior circular wall, posterior circular wall, and continuous equatorial portion are integrally formed as a single-piece structure;
wherein the anterior circular wall, posterior circular wall, and continuous equatorial portion substantially enclose the housing structure except at said anterior central opening and posterior central opening;
a cavity defined by the anterior circular wall, posterior circular wall, and continuous equatorial portion, the cavity capable of containing one or more of an intraocular lens and/or a technology device, wherein the cavity includes an internal lip sized and configured to secure the intraocular lens; and
wherein the anterior central opening comprises a diameter ranging from about 5 mm to about 7 mm;
wherein dimensions of the prosthetic capsular device closely matches dimensions of the natural capsular bag of the eye in which the cataract has been removed;
wherein the housing structure is self-expandable when inserted into the natural capsular bag of the eye; and
a distinct refractive surface configured to be attached to the posterior central opening of the housing structure in the natural capsular bag of the eye after the housing structure is inserted in the eye, wherein the distinct refractive surface substantially encloses the posterior central opening upon securement therein;
wherein the distinct refractive surface comprises a lip configured to prevent the distinct refractive surface from being detached from the posterior central opening.
US Pat. No. 10,273,304

BIOMARKER PROFILES FOR PREDICTING OUTCOMES OF CANCER THERAPY WITH ERBB3 INHIBITORS AND/OR CHEMOTHERAPIES

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating a human patient having HER2 negative breast cancer with a heregulin 1 RNA in situ hybridization (RNA-ISH) score of 1+ or higher measured in a biological sample from the patient, the method comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of:1) a first agent that is an anti-ErbB3 antibody, wherein the anti-ErbB3 antibody comprises CDRH1, CDRH2, and CDRH3 sequences comprising the amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3 (CDRH1), SEQ ID NO: 4 (CDRH2), and SEQ ID NO: 5 (CDRH3), respectively, and CDRL1, CDRL2, and CDRL3 sequences comprising the amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 6 (CDRL1), SEQ ID NO: 7 (CDRL2), and SEQ ID NO: 8 (CDRL3), respectively; and
2) a second agent that is an anticancer agent.

US Pat. No. 10,278,317

BOARD WORKING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board working device comprising:a board conveyance device which conveys a printed circuit board and positions the printed circuit board at multiple locations in the board working device;
multiple heads that perform work on the printed circuit board positioned at a working position; and
a control device which performs control such that the printed circuit board is positioned in the multiple locations in order from an upstream side in relation to a progress direction of the printed circuit board, and work performed using a first head of the multiple heads, and further, once the work is completed by the first head at the most downstream side position out of the multiple locations in relation to the progress direction of the printed circuit board, performs control such that work is started using a second head of the multiple heads, with the work of the second head being performed with the printed circuit board being positioned in order from a downstream side position out of the multiple locations in relation to the progress direction of the printed circuit board,
wherein the control device performs control such that, once the work of the second head of the multiple heads is completed, the work of a third head of the multiple heads is performed with the printed circuit board being positioned in order from the upstream side position out of the multiple locations in relation to the progress direction of the printed circuit board, and
wherein the board working device further comprises:
a selection device which performs selection of the multiple heads in order of an application head, a high-speed head, a medium-speed head, and a low-speed head, and
an exchanging device which exchanges the application head, the high-speed head, the medium-speed head, and the low-speed head.

US Pat. No. 10,278,181

INTERMEDIATE-RANGE MULTI-CHANNEL WIRELESS DEVICE WITH ADAPTIVE REDUNDANCY FOR VARIABLE INTERFERENCE ENVIRONMENTS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A wireless device for communicating at intermediate ranges with other wireless devices utilizing a set of discrete radio-frequency channels organized into a plurality of base channels and sub-channels assigned to the base channels, the sub-channels providing a range of redundancy options under a base channel, said wireless device providing adaptation for changing conditions of interference in a wireless environment, said wireless device comprising:a radio-frequency transceiver functional for wireless communication over the set of discrete radio-frequency channels;
a non-volatile memory wherein is stored a set of channel parameters corresponding to the set of discrete radio-frequency channels; and
an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events, wherein said state machine is configured to perform the functions of:
(a) initializing said electronic circuit and radio-frequency transceiver into a power-on state, the power-on state configuring said radio-frequency transceiver to operate on an initial sub-channel,
(b) setting a first base channel,
(c) retaining a badness value for the sub-channel presently configured,
(d) detecting errors in packet communication,
(e) applying accumulation to the badness value where errors are detected,
(f) decaying the badness value where packet transmissions occur without an error detected,
(g) applying an increased redundancy (R+) threshold to the badness value and indicating an increase in redundancy when the badness value meets or exceeds the R+ threshold,
(h) where the increase in redundancy is indicated, selecting a disparate sub-channel having increased redundancy than the sub-channel for which said transceiver is presently configured, and
(i) configuring said transceiver to operate on the selected sub-channel having increased redundancy, where the sub-channel having increased redundancy has been selected following the indication of increased redundancy.

US Pat. No. 10,278,013

PRESENCE ACTIVATED RADIO BEACON

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A presence activated radio beacon device comprising:a presence detector configured to detect presence of an occupant in its proximity;
a radio transmitter capable of broadcasting information associated with location or status of the presence activated radio beacon device;
a memory configured to store an amount of information associated with the location or the status of the presence activated radio beacon device; and
a processor configured to detect presence signals from the presence detector and to activate the radio transmitter to enable transmission from the radio transmitter in response to detection of presence signals as long as a presence is detected and for a finite predetermined time thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,277,386

SYSTEM, DEVICES, AND METHOD FOR ON-BODY DATA AND POWER TRANSMISSION

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method of synchronizing nodes within an on-body sensor network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a master hub located on a surface of a user, an initialization electrical current pulse into the surface;
receiving, by at least one sensor node located on the surface, the initialization electrical current pulse from the surface;
transmitting, by the at least one sensor node, an acknowledge electrical current pulse into the surface after a pre-determined delay and in response to receipt of the initialization electrical current pulse;
detecting, by the master hub, the acknowledge electrical current pulse;
transmitting, by the master hub, a triggering electrical current pulse into the surface, the triggering electrical current pulse including electrical power and data; and
receiving, by the at least one sensor node, the triggering electrical current pulse from the surface, the electrical power and data triggering the at least one sensor node to begin generating sensor information.

US Pat. No. 10,277,029

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH DUAL-ACTIVE-BRIDGE CONVERTER

Tesla Motors, Inc., Palo...

1. An energy storage device comprising:a grid tie unit comprising at least one DC/AC converter, the grid tie unit coupling the energy storage device to an external AC system;
a DC bus coupled to the grid tie unit;
a plurality of pods connected to the DC bus, each pod of the plurality of pods including:
a plurality of battery cells; and
a power electronics unit including a dual-active-bridge converter connected to the plurality of battery cells, wherein the dual-active-bridge converter includes a first bridge coupled to the plurality of battery cells and a first side of a transformer, and a second bridge coupled to a second side of the transformer and the DC bus, the power electronics unit configured to:
selectively operate the dual-active-bridge converter in a direct mode and an indirect mode, wherein in the direct mode a positive-voltage of the first bridge overlaps a positive-voltage of the second bridge during a switching cycle of the dual-active-bridge converter;
sample a current of the transformer at two or more sample points in the switching cycle of the dual-active-bridge converter to generate current samples;
based on the current samples, estimate an average output current of the dual-active-bridge converter;
determine that a power requirement of the pod is below a level that ensures soft switching of the dual-active-bridge converter and, in response, place the dual-active-bridge converter in a burst mode of operation, wherein the burst mode of operation includes introducing a wait state where no current is rectified by the dual-active-bridge converter; and
align a switching edge of a pulse of the switching cycle with an end of the wait state.

US Pat. No. 10,276,352

PAIR OF ELECTRODES FOR DBD PLASMA PROCESS

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

1. A device for the surface treatment of a substrate by dielectric barrier discharge that enables the generation of a cold filamentary plasma at atmospheric pressure, comprising: a reaction chamber;rollers in the chamber for supporting and/or moving the substrate; and at least two electrodes arranged in parallel on either side of the substrate, of which a first electrode is connected to a high voltage power supply and a second electrode is a counter-electrode that is earthed, wherein the counter-electrode has a width (lce) and a length (Lce) that are respectively smaller than a width (le) and a length (Le) of the first electrode, and in that the counter-electrode is positioned so that it is enclosed in an orthogonal projection of the first electrode on a plane containing the counter-electrode,
wherein the device does not include any dielectric barrier and that allows an insulating substrate that itself alone forms the dielectric barrier to pass.

US Pat. No. 10,276,205

LIBRARY CONTROL DEVICE AND LIBRARY CONTROL METHOD FOR REMOVING MALFUNCTIONING MEDIA FROM MAGAZINE BY REWRITING ITS SLOT POSITION

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A library control device that moves a desired record medium from a magazine, which is configured to load a plurality of record media into a plurality of slots, to a drive to read or write data, the library control device comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
store identifications of the record media in correlation with identifications of the slots loading the record media;
move the record medium to the slot in correlation with the record medium and move the record medium subjected to extraction to a predetermined slot;
detect a malfunction in the record medium subjected to extraction among the plurality of record media; and
rewrite the identification of the slot, which is stored in correlation with the record medium subjected to extraction, with an identification of the predetermined slot.

US Pat. No. 10,276,040

METHOD FOR TRACKING A TARGET VEHICLE APPROACHING A MOTOR VEHICLE BY MEANS OF A CAMERA SYSTEM OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE, CAMERA SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A method for tracking a target vehicle approaching a motor vehicle by a camera system of the motor vehicle, the method comprising:providing a temporal sequence of images of an environmental region of the motor vehicle by at least one camera of the camera system;
detecting the target vehicle in an image of the sequence by an image processing device of the camera system based on a feature of a front or a rear of the target vehicle;
determining a first confidence value by the image processing device, which indicates the reliability of the detection of the feature of the front or of the rear of the target vehicle in tracking the target vehicle;
tracking the target vehicle over subsequent images of the sequence based on the detected feature;
detecting at least a predetermined feature of a lateral flank of the target vehicle in one of the subsequent images of the sequence by the image processing device, wherein the detection of the predetermined feature of the lateral flank is only effected when the first confidence value falls below a preset first threshold value; and
after detection of the feature of the lateral flank: tracking the target vehicle over further images of the sequence based on the feature of the lateral flank.

US Pat. No. 10,275,935

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFINITE SYNTHETIC IMAGE GENERATION FROM MULTI-DIRECTIONAL STRUCTURED IMAGE ARRAY

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method for interpolating images of an object from a multi-directional structured image array, the method to be performed by a computing device, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of images corresponding to a light field using a camera, wherein each image in the plurality of images contains at least a portion of overlapping subject matter with another image, the subject matter including an object;
determining first, second, and third images in the plurality of images, the first, second, and third images being the closest three images in the plurality of images to a desired image location in the light field;
identify a first set of candidate transformations between the first image and the second image, wherein identifying the first set of candidate transformations includes applying an interpolation weight value of c1/d1 to transformation candidates, wherein d1 represents the distance between the first image and the second image, and wherein c1 represents the distance of the desired image location along d1;
identify a second set of candidate transformations between the first image and the third image, wherein identifying the second set of candidate transformations includes applying an interpolation weight value of c2/d2 to transformation candidates, wherein d2 represents the distance between the first image and the third image, and wherein c2 represents the distance of the desired image location along d2; and
for each pixel location in the desired image location in the light field:
calculate a first best pixel value using the first set of candidate transformations;
calculate a second best pixel value using the second set of candidate transformations;
blend the first and second best pixel values to form an interpolated pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,275,667

LEARNING METHOD, LEARNING DEVICE FOR DETECTING LANE THROUGH LANE MODEL AND TESTING METHOD, TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A learning method of a CNN capable of detecting one or more lanes using a lane model, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device acquiring or supporting another device to acquire information on the lanes from at least one image data set, wherein the information on the lanes are represented by respective sets of coordinates of pixels on the lanes;
(b) the learning device calculating or supporting another device to calculate one or more function parameters of a lane modeling function of each of the lanes by using the coordinates of the pixels on the lanes; and
(c) the learning device performing or supporting another device to perform processes of classifying the function parameters into K cluster groups by using a clustering algorithm, assigning each of one or more cluster IDs to each of the cluster groups, and generating a cluster ID GT vector representing GT information on probabilities of being the cluster IDs corresponding to types of the lanes.

US Pat. No. 10,275,469

CONCURRENT ACCESS AND TRANSACTIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:in response to a request to perform a new file system operation, identifying a first set of file system objects to be accessed in performing the requested new file system operation, wherein each file system object of the first set of file system objects is associated with a corresponding file system data structure and the corresponding file system data structures of the first set of file system objects are included in a first set of file system data structures;
determining whether a first file system data structure in the first set of file system data structures identifies an update intent for a previous incomplete file system operation, wherein the update intent for the previous incomplete file system operation specifies an ordered sequence of a second set of file system data structures associated with the previous incomplete file system operation;
in response to a determination that the first file system data structure included in the first set of file system data structures identifies the update intent for the previous incomplete file system operation:
obtaining a second file system data structure included in the second set of file system data structures in a position of the ordered sequence before the first file system data structure that is also included in the second set of file system data structures,
determining whether the second file system data structure identifies the update intent for the previous incomplete file system operation, and
based on at least whether the second file system data structure in the position of the ordered sequence before the first file system data structure identifies the update intent for the previous incomplete file system operation, determining whether to complete a not completed operation of the incomplete file system operation;
wherein the first set of file system objects are to be modified in performing the requested new file system operation and a new update intent associated with the requested new file system operation is stored in each file system data structure of the first set of file system data structures.

US Pat. No. 10,275,100

OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A method for forming a pattern of an optically transparent conductive material comprising an optically transparent base material bearing an optically transparent conductive layer having sensor parts electrically connected to terminal parts, and dummy parts not electrically connected to the terminal parts,the optically transparent conductive layer being formed of the sensor parts each extending in a first direction, the sensor parts being arranged at an arbitrary cycle in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in such a manner that each of the dummy parts is sandwiched between every two of the sensor parts, the method comprising:
forming the sensor parts and/or the dummy parts of a metal pattern having a mesh shape, the mesh shape being formed by Voronoi edges, wherein
the Voronoi edges are formed based on generators arranged by tiling a plane using polygons longer in the first direction than in the second direction, and
further arranging the generator at an arbitrary position within a reduced polygon formed by connecting points at 90% or less of the direct distance from the center of gravity of the polygon to each vertex of the polygon.

US Pat. No. 10,274,733

HELMET SYSTEM HAVING ADJUSTABLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A HMD system comprising:a visor mounted on a head of a user, said visor including an adjustable light transmission layer activated by activation radiation including at least a visible activation waveband and an Ultra Violet (UV) activation waveband, said visor defining a Line Of sight (LOS) projecting from a point on said visor, said visor defining a Field Of View (FOV) associated with said LOS and projecting from at least a section of said visor that surrounds said point on said visor, said visor configured to admit an outside scene image, said FOV covering only a portion of the entire scene available to the user;
a luminosity sensor configured to detect luminosity within said FOV, thereby providing luminosity measurement associated with said LOS of said visor mounted on said head of said user; and
a UV activation radiation source configured to selectively irradiate at least a portion of said visor with activation UV light included in said UV activation waveband according to luminosity measurement associated with said LOS of said visor mounted on said head of said user detected by said luminosity sensor, thereby activating said adjustable light transmission layer;
wherein, said HMD system being located in a UV-attenuated environment such that said adjustable light transmission layer being activated by activation ambient light in said visible activation waveband, and can further be activated by activation UV light emitted from said UV activation radiation source.

US Pat. No. 10,274,630

TRAMP METAL DETECTION

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in t...

1. A system for detecting and discriminating a metal object contained in a bulk of non-metallic material, which is moving or is introduced into a detection volume, comprising:(a) at least one triple-axis magnetometer comprised of three magnetometers arrayed in orthogonal planes disposed adjacent the detection volume and adapted to detect a change in strength and/or direction of a static magnetic field and output a signal; and
(b) a signal processing system adapted to detect a signal representative of the metal object by removing noise components of the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,273,747

WINDOW COVERING WITH HYBRID SHADE-BATTERY

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A motorized window covering, comprising:a shade comprising an upper end and a lower end opposite the upper end;
a shade deployment assembly at the upper end that deploys the shade to cover a window, comprising:
a rotatable element connected to the shade that rotates to deploy and retract the shade;
a motor and gear assembly that rotates the rotatable element; and
one or more mounting brackets that mount the deployment assembly to a surface;
a battery that powers the motor, the battery disposed in the shade between the upper end and the lower end; and
wiring disposed in the shade and electrically coupling the battery to the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,272,444

DUST COLLECTION ASSEMBLY, AIR PURIFICATION DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONER

GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING...

1. A dust collection assembly, comprising:a first annular ring having a first electrically connecting piece configured to be connected with one of a positive pole and a negative pole of a power source; and
a second annular ring spaced apart and insulated from the first annular ring and having a second electrically connecting piece configured to be connected with the other one of the positive pole and the negative pole of the power source;
wherein a shortest distance between the first annular ring and the second annular ring is larger than or equal to 2 mm,
wherein the first annular ring has a first outer ring and a plurality of first blades disposed in an inner surface of the first outer ring along a circumferential direction;
the second annular ring has a second outer ring and a plurality of second blades disposed in an inner surface of the second outer ring along a circumferential direction, the second annular ring is disposed below the first annular ring, and the plurality of second blades and the plurality of first blades are arranged to be staggered in the circumferential direction; and
wherein an external diameter of the first outer ring is smaller than or equal to an external diameter of the second outer ring.

US Pat. No. 10,278,277

GRADIENT CORRECTOR FOR CYCLOTRON

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A magnet pole for use in a cyclotron, comprising:at least three hill sectors, each associated with a magnetic field; and
a same number of valley sectors comprising a bottom surface, where each valley sector is associated with a magnetic field, where the magnetic fields of the hill sectors are stronger than the magnetic fields of the valley sectors,
said hill sectors and valley sectors being alternatively distributed around a central axis, and
each hill sector comprising:
an upper surface defined by:
an upper peripheral edge, said upper peripheral edge being bounded by a first and a second upper distal ends, and being defined as the edge of the upper surface located furthest from the central axis,
an upper central edge, said upper central edge being bounded by a first and a second upper proximal ends and being defined as the edge of the upper surface located closest from the central axis,
a first upper lateral edge connecting the first upper distal end and first upper proximal end, and
a second upper lateral edge connecting the second upper distal end and second upper proximal end;
a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface, each extending transversally from the first and second upper lateral edges to the bottom surfaces of corresponding valley sectors located on either sides of a hill sector, thus defining a first and second lower lateral edges as the edges intersecting a lateral surface with an adjacent bottom surface, said first and second lower lateral edges each having a lower distal end located furthest from the central axis; and
a peripheral surface extending from the upper peripheral edge to a lower peripheral line defined as the segment bounded by the lower distal ends of the first and second lower lateral edges,
wherein the upper peripheral edge of at least one hill sector comprises a concave portion with respect to the central axis defining a recess extending at least partially over a portion of the peripheral surface of a corresponding hill sector.

US Pat. No. 10,278,248

SYNCHRONIZED LIGHT CONTROL OVER A WIRELESS NETWORK

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A mobile communications device, comprising:one or more processors;
a camera module configured to capture one or more images of a plurality of LED based illumination devices within an environment, wherein a sensor module is present within the environment and is capable of detecting one or more triggering events within the environment; and
a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to:
identify a presence of the plurality of LED based illumination devices based on the one or more images; and
communicate a signal indicative of at least one light control rule to each of the plurality of LED based illumination devices, wherein the at least one light control rule is indicative of respective desired lighting responses of each of the plurality of LED based illumination devices to a communication of a triggering event received from the sensor module.

US Pat. No. 10,278,083

ADAPTIVE WIRELESS COVERAGE CONFIGURATIONS

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:transmitting, by a first wireless device, a first set of one or more wireless signals;
receiving, by a first subset of one or more network devices in a plurality of network devices, one or more wireless signals, of the first set of wireless signals, at respective signal strength values that are above a first minimum threshold;
determining a first number of network devices in the first subset of network devices that receive the one or more wireless signals, of the first set of wireless signals, at respective signal strength values that are above the first minimum threshold;
transmitting, by a second subset of one or more network devices in the plurality of network devices, a second set of one or more wireless signals;
identifying one or more network devices, of the second subset of network devices, that transmitted one or more wireless signals, of the second set of wireless signals, that are received by a second wireless device at respective signal strength values above a second minimum threshold;
determining a second number of network devices in the one or more network devices that transmit the one or more wireless signals, of the second set of wireless signals, that are received by the second wireless device at respective signal strength values above the second minimum threshold; and
based at least on (a) the first number of network devices in the first subset of network devices that receive the one or more wireless signals, of the first set of wireless signals, at respective signal strength values that are above the first minimum threshold and (b) the second number of network devices in the one or more network devices that transmit the one or more wireless signals, of the second set of wireless signals, that are received by the second wireless device at respective signal strength values above the second minimum threshold: modifying a wireless coverage configuration corresponding to at least one of a first location associated with the first wireless device and a second location associated with the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,841

IMAGE CAPTURE CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An image capture control method, comprising:configuring different exposure periods for at least two photosensitive areas of a photosensitive array;
determining start exposure times of the photosensitive areas, wherein a start exposure time of a photosensitive area having a relatively long exposure period is earlier than a start exposure time of a photosensitive area having a relatively short exposure period, and exposure of the photosensitive areas is completed in a longest exposure period of the exposure periods; and
controlling exposure of the corresponding photosensitive areas according to the determined exposure periods and the start exposure times of the exposure periods, wherein the determining start exposure times of the photosensitive areas comprises: aligning midpoints of the exposure periods to determine the start exposure times of the photosensitive areas relative to a reference time;
reading, during exposure completion of a photosensitive area having a relatively short exposure period to exposure completion of a photosensitive area having a relatively long exposure period, data captured by the photosensitive area having the relatively short exposure period in the exposure period of the photosensitive area; and
reading, in response to data reading completion of the photosensitive area having the relatively short exposure period and exposure completion of the photosensitive area having the relatively long exposure period, data captured by the photosensitive area having the relatively long exposure period in the exposure period of the photosensitive area.

US Pat. No. 10,277,648

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PLAYING ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING CONTENT BY MULTICAST

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A method of receiving and playing back adaptive bitrate streaming content using a playback device, the method comprising:receiving an adaptive streaming session description comprising information about a piece of adaptive streaming content and information for accessing a multicast session of the piece of adaptive streaming content using a playback device;
receiving a set of at least one portions of a first alternative stream of the piece of adaptive streaming content sent to a first multicast group that includes the playback device using the playback device;
computing a bandwidth measurement using the playback device; and
switching to a second alternative stream of the piece of adaptive streaming content based upon the computed bandwidth measurement to receive a set of at least one portions of the second alternative stream using the playback device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,199

METHOD OF OPTIMIZING INPUT IMPEDANCE OF SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER

Resonant Inc., Goleta, C...

1. A method for designing a band-pass acoustic wave microwave filter, comprising the step of:calculating a performance metric related to an input impedance of a baseline filter design, the baseline filter design including a plurality of series surface acoustic wave resonators and a plurality of shunt surface acoustic wave resonators, each surface acoustic wave resonator having a respective resonant frequency;
establishing one or more alternative filter designs, each of the one or more alternative filter designs derived from the baseline filter design by reordering the resonant frequencies of two or more of the plurality of series surface acoustic wave resonators and/or two or more of the plurality of shunt surface acoustic wave resonators;
calculating a respective performance metric related to an input impedance of each of the one or more alternative filter designs over the pass band; and
selecting a final filter design from among the baseline filter design and the one or more alternative filter designs based on the performance metric of the baseline filter design and the respective performance metrics of the one or more alternative filter designs.

US Pat. No. 10,277,081

WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DETECTION DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, by a device comprising a processor, an abnormality in changes of wireless energy transmission intensity in a phase calibration stage between a wireless energy sending device and a wireless energy receiving device; and
notifying the wireless energy sending device of the abnormality in response to the detecting the abnormality.

US Pat. No. 10,277,066

METHOD FOR BALANCING POWER IN PARALLELED CONVERTERS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A method to balance power amongst parallel connected power converters in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), each power converter having an output coupled via a filter to a load, comprising:applying, by a centralized controller, a control signal to each of the parallel connected power converters, where the control signals applied to the parallel connected power converters are derived from a common control signal output by the centralized controller;
receiving, by the centralized controller, measurements of current being supplied by each power converter to the load;
receiving, by the centralized controller, a single measurement of voltage common to each power converter;
adjusting, by the centralized controller, phase of voltage applied to at least one of the power converters based on the received current measurements and the voltage measurement, such that the phase adjustment causes same magnitude of current to flow though each filter.

US Pat. No. 10,276,291

CHOKE COIL MODULE OF HIGH POWER DENSITY DC-AC POWER INVERTER

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A choke coil module of a high power density DC-AC power inverter, the power inverter comprising a casing, the choke coil module being disposed in the casing, two sides of the casing being formed with a plurality of air inlets and a plurality of air outlets respectively, one of the two sides of the casing being provided with a fan unit for guiding outside air to enter the casing from the air inlets and discharge from the air outlets, the choke coil module comprising:a retainer, including a lower plate and an upper plate which are laterally spaced from each other, the lower plate being fixed to a bottom of the casing, the upper plate being located above the lower plate and connected to the lower plate with a plurality of longitudinal locking rods, the retainer being formed with an accommodation space between the upper plate and the lower plate, the upper plate and the lower plate each having at least one slot;
at least one choke coil, disposed obliquely in the accommodation space of the retainer, a top portion and a bottom portion of the choke coil protruding out of and leaning against the slots of the upper plate and the lower plate respectively;
in response to the power inverter being actuated, the choke coil generating heat, the outside air being guided by the fan unit to enter the casing through the air inlets, and the heat generated by the choke coil being expelled to the outside through the air outlets of the casing; and
the retainer being formed with a plurality of fixing holes around a peripheral side of the slot of the upper plate and a peripheral side of the slot of the lower plate respectively, and the choke coil being fixed to the upper plate and the lower plate through a plurality of fastening wires and the fixing holes.

US Pat. No. 10,276,130

DISPLAY LATENCY CALIBRATION FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:a display having a plurality of illumination elements;
a controller configured to:
obtain, for an illumination element of the plurality of illumination elements, information about brightness levels associated with light emitted from the illumination element for at least two consecutive video frames,
retrieve information about a latency for the illumination element emitting light of a specific brightness, based on the information about brightness levels,
retrieve information about a time period for the illumination element to reach the specific brightness, and
determine a driving signal for the illumination element based on the latency, the time period and the brightness levels; and
a driver configured to apply the determined driving signal to the illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,275,991

MULTI-SLOT GAME WITHIN SLOT GAME

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is used to detect access to the interior of the cabinet;
a power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, configured to receive power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior cabinet coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors configured to monitor access to the cabinet when the power supply is unpowered;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, configured to output content associated with play of a wager-based game;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store gaming software used to generate a wager-based game on the gaming machine wherein the wager-based game includes a first primary game and a second primary game wherein the first primary game includes nine video slot reel games and the second primary game includes nine symbols wherein the nine symbols are determined from outcomes to the nine video slot reel games, each of which are generated independently of one another, and wherein an outcome to the second primary game is based upon an arrangement of the nine symbols;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store crucial data associated with play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game including the crucial data from the first primary game and the second primary game; and
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the power supply, the power-off security device, the plurality of security sensors, the display, the non-volatile memory and the power-hit tolerant memory configured to 1) control play of the wager-based game including receiving a single wager on the outcomes to the nine video slot reel games and the outcome to the second primary game; 2) validate the gaming software, 3) verify integrity of crucial data stored within the power hit tolerant memory, 4) monitor the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect tilt conditions; 5) store the crucial data associated with a plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory wherein the crucial data at least allows the outcomes to nine video slot reel games and the outcome to the second primary game to be re-displayed for a particular instance of the wager-based game after the particular instance of the wager-based game is complete; 6) after a power interruption, determine the power-hit occurred prior to a completion of the play of the particular instance of the wager-based game and 7) restore the particular instance of the wager-based game to a game state that occurred just prior to the power interruption including outputting to the display a first game state which shows the outcomes to the nine video slot reel games in the first primary game and a second game state showing the nine symbols associated with the second primary game.

US Pat. No. 10,275,018

TOUCH INTERACTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING A HUMAN BODY AS A SIGNAL TRANSMISSION MEDIUM

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a wearable system attached to a user comprising a processor, a first wave signal that transmits through a part of a body of the user as a medium to an object in touch with the user;
receiving, by the wearable system, a second wave signal comprising:
a first received wave signal transmitting through the same part of the body, the first received wave signal being a reflected wave formed by the first wave on a touched surface of the object after the first wave signal is reflected by the object, or
a second received wave signal transmitting through a different part of the body, the second received wave signal being a transmitted wave formed after the first wave penetrates through the object;
obtaining a parameter of the contact between the body of the user and the object according to a signal characteristic of the second wave signal, the parameter comprising at least one of: a contact time or a contact area; and
executing a corresponding operation according to the parameter, the operation comprising at least one of switching a mode, inputting content, or matching a device.

US Pat. No. 10,274,728

STACKED DISPLAY PANELS FOR IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

17. A head-mounted display (HMD) comprising:an electronic display element comprising a plurality of display panels that together output image light, the plurality of panels including a first display panel and a second display panel, the first display panel including a first plurality of sub-pixels, the first plurality of sub-pixels separated from each other by a non-emission area, the second display panel including a second plurality of sub-pixels, the second display panel positioned offset from the first display panel such that the second plurality of sub-pixels emit light through the non-emission area of the first display panel, wherein the first plurality of sub-pixels are configured to operate over a first range of luminosities, and the second plurality of sub-pixels are configured to operate over a second range of luminosities that is higher than the first range of luminosities, and the electronic display element is configured to:
receive an image having a dynamic range;
divide the dynamic range into “n” number of reduced dynamic ranges, wherein “n” is a number of display panels, and each reduced dynamic range corresponds to a different range of luminosities that different display panels are configured to operate over;
provide each display panel a respective reduced dynamic range;
display, by the first display panel, a first portion of the image in accordance with the first range of luminosities and a first reduced dynamic range;
display, by the second display panel, a second portion of image in accordance with the second range of luminosities and a second reduced dynamic range; and
an optics block configured to:
correct one or more optical aberrations in the image light;
magnify the image light; and
direct the image light to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.

US Pat. No. 10,274,600

LASER DESIGNATOR PULSE DETECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A laser designator pulse detector comprising:an InGaAs photodetector configured to convert laser signals into electrical signals; and
a ROIC operatively connected to the InGaAs photodetector to condition electrical signals from the InGaAs photodetector, wherein the ROIC is operatively connected to the InGaAs photodetector to condition signals for detecting, tracking, and decoding coded pulsed information in multiple laser spots at a time in a separate module.

US Pat. No. 10,274,360

MOBILE DEVICE VEHICLE WEIGHT DETERMINATION

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method comprising:providing a separate, non-vehicular, hand-held mobile device utilized within a cabin of a vehicle and put in communication with the vehicle;
the mobile device comprising predetermined calibration settings relating force to engine speed for the vehicle travelling at various speeds;
the mobile device further comprising vehicle pitch measurements, roll measurements or a combination thereof;
the respective measurements comprising filtered out good data based on the combination of pitch and roll measurements;
the mobile device further comprising accelerometer data to determine vehicle velocity, acceleration and direction of travel;
the mobile device altering the accelerometer data based on the filtered out good data;
using a microphone in the mobile device to record sound from within the cabin of the vehicle engine in order to determine engine RPM,
determining by use of one or more processors of the mobile device, that one or more vehicle performance parameters fall within threshold ranges;
storing within the mobile device, in response to the vehicle performance parameters being within the threshold ranges, a plurality of data pairs, each data pair comprising a longitudinal acceleration and a drive force, the drive force determined according to a current velocity of the vehicle;
determining a slope of a line that linearly approximates the plurality of data pairs, the slope indicating a total weight, the total weight comprising a weight of the vehicle and a weight being hauled by the vehicle; and
transmitting the total weight to the mobile device display and braking the vehicle based on the predetermined calibration settings and the threshold ranges as displayed in the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,274,223

WATER-RECEIVING TRAY STRUCTURE FOR INDOOR UNIT OF AIR CONDITIONER, INDOOR UNIT AND AIR CONDITIONER

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

1. A water-receiving tray structure for an indoor unit of an air conditioner, comprising:a water-receiving tray, an elevating member and a fixed member; and, wherein
the indoor unit having a casing with a first end defining a return-air inlet and a second end opposite to the first end and defining an air outlet, the water-receiving tray being arranged in a direction from the return-air inlet to the air outlet and being located below a heat exchanger of the indoor unit; and, wherein
the elevating member being arranged at the air outlet end of the indoor unit and supporting an air outlet side of the water-receiving tray such that the air outlet side of the water-receiver tray is higher than the return-air inlet side of the water-receiving tray; and
the fixed member being arranged in the indoor unit and being connected to the air outlet side of the indoor unit, wherein
the fixed member further comprises a buckle plate, the buckle plate is in the shape of an inverted L, an upper portion of the buckle plate is fixedly hooked to the air outlet side of the water-receiving tray and a lower end of the buckle plate is in contact with a fixed edge plate.

US Pat. No. 10,273,580

HEATING DEVICE

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A device with at least one first electrically conductive contact plate (11) and with at least one second electrically conductive contact plate (12), and with a plurality of electrically parallel-connected first heating elements (1 to 9) each with at least one resistance heating unit (1.3 to 9.3), wherein each of the heating elements (1 to 9) is connected with the first contact plate (11) by means of a first terminal contact (1.1 to 9.1), and with the second contact plate (12) by means of a second terminal contact (1.2 to 9.2), wherein the two contact plates (11, 12) lie in a shared first plane (E1), wherein the resistance heating units (1.3 to 9.3) are arranged along a spiral or circular arc line around a center of the device, characterized in that several heating units (1.3 to 9.3) are situated along the circular arc or spiral line, lying one behind the other or nestled into each other, and the two first and second contact plates (11, 12) lying in a shared first plane (E1) exhibit contact extensions (11?, 12?) that intermesh in a comb-like manner.

US Pat. No. 10,272,795

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE BATTERY PACK AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING SUCH A DEVICE

Magneti Marelli S.p.A., ...

1. An electronic control device for controlling a vehicle battery pack, wherein the battery pack is adapted to provide a battery voltage and a battery current through a plurality of battery cells, and wherein the electronic control device is configured to connect to the vehicle battery pack and adapted to interact with a remote control unit external to the battery pack, and the electronic control device is remote from the remote control unit,wherein the electronic control device comprises:
a non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit, configured to electrically and operatively connect to the battery pack and to each of the battery cells to detect analogue battery parameters, comprising at least the magnitudes of battery voltage and battery current, the non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit generates monitoring signals representative of the detected analogue battery parameters, to receive at least one command signal representative of at least one respective operation command of the battery pack, and activates said at least one command;
a two-way serial communication interface, connected to the non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit to receive said monitoring signals and to provide said at least one command signal, and configured to connect to an external two-way serial communication line so as to put in direct connection the non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit with the remote control unit,
the two-way serial communication interface being further configured to send the monitoring signals from the non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit to the remote control unit, to be processed by the remote control unit, and to receive, by the non-programmable monitoring and actuation unit, the at least one command signal from the remote control unit, through said two-way serial communication line.

US Pat. No. 10,272,424

ANION EXCHANGE MEMBRANES AND POLYMERS FOR USE IN SAME

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A polymer according to formula IX
wherein x and y are mol % and n is 1-10.

US Pat. No. 10,272,338

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING COMPUTER-BASED MULTI-USER INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS HAVING AUTOMATICALLY VALIDATED RULES

FATHOMD, INC., Dallas, T...

1. A method for validating a computer-based multi-user interactive environment design according to information specified in a design description, comprising acts of:receiving, in the design description, a stage descriptor of at least one game stage of a game instance and a first user role to be performed by a first user during the at least one game stage;
receiving, in the design description, a plurality of parameter values and a proposed state function having a plurality of inputs for generating a state of the game instance;
validating that the proposed state function having the plurality of inputs will generate an expected result;
presenting the first user with a descriptor of at least one game that includes the at least one game stage;
receiving, from the first user via a first user interface, an instance identifier and a selection of a game associated with the instance identifier;
creating an instance of the game associated with the instance identifier;
receiving, from a second user via a second user interface, input comprising the instance identifier; and
enrolling the second user in the instance of the game associated with the instance identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,272,319

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR ONE-WHEELED VEHICLE

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. A shock absorbing, self-balancing electric skateboard, comprising:a board configured to receive left and right feet of a rider oriented generally perpendicular to a direction of travel of the board;
a wheel assembly including a rotatable wheel;
a motor assembly configured to rotate the wheel around an axle to propel the skateboard;
at least one sensor configured to measure orientation information of the board;
a motor controller configured to receive orientation information measured by the sensor and to cause the motor assembly to propel the skateboard based on the orientation information;
a compressible shock absorber;
a first linkage assembly connecting a first end of the shock absorber to the board; and
a second linkage assembly connecting a second end of the shock absorber to the wheel;
wherein at least one member of one of the linkage assemblies is rotatable on an axis extending perpendicular to the direction of travel of the board, and wherein compression of the shock absorber is configured to allow the board to move relative to the wheel in response to bumps encountered by the wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,278,249

HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE LED LUMINAIRE WITH THERMAL COMPENSATION CIRCUITRY

DIALIGHT CORPORATION, Fa...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:one or more LEDs having a maximum light output that is higher than a required light output for a particular application;
a housing enclosing the one or more LEDs;
a plurality of heat sink fins coupled to the housing to dissipate heat away from the housing in a vertical direction in a shape of a plume;
a temperature sensor located on an exterior side of the housing along a perimeter of the housing via a spacer;
an LED driver with a current control coupled to each one of the one or more LEDs and in communication with the temperature sensor, wherein the current control:
provides a current to the one or more LEDs that is less than a maximum current such that the current powers the one or more LEDs at a light output less than the maximum light output;
calculates an amount of makeup current based upon a linear relationship between the current and an external ambient temperature that is stored in a computer readable storage medium; and
increases the current to the one or more LEDs by the amount of makeup current that is calculated as the external ambient temperature rises to maintain a constant light output; and
an adapter to communicatively couple the temperature sensor to the LED driver, wherein the adapter comprises a threaded portion and a locking nut to couple an end of the adapter to an opening in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,278,234

METHOD, TERMINAL AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION OF CLUSTER TERMINAL IN BROADBAND CLUSTER SYSTEM

Hytera Communications Cor...

1. A method for reducing power consumption of a cluster terminal in a broadband cluster system, comprising:receiving, by the cluster terminal, a group call configuration instruction transmitted by a base station; configuring a group call context, a discontinuous reception instruction and group call resources by the cluster terminal based on the group call configuration instruction; and executing the discontinuous reception instruction by the cluster terminal;
sensing a physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that an active phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered; and
stopping sensing the physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that a dormant phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered,
wherein the cluster terminal is a group call terminal in a connected state, and the discontinuous reception instruction comprises a cluster group call discontinuous reception instruction and a single call discontinuous reception instruction,
the sensing a physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that an active phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered comprises: sensing a group call channel by the cluster terminal when an active phase of the cluster group call discontinuous reception instruction is entered and an active phase of the single call discontinuous reception instruction is entered, and
the stopping sensing the physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that a dormant phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered comprises: turning off a receiver by the cluster terminal to stop sensing the group call channel when it is determined that a dormant phase of the cluster group call discontinuous reception instruction is entered and a dormant phase of the single call discontinuous reception instruction is entered; or
wherein the cluster terminal is a single call terminal in a connected state, and the discontinuous reception instruction is a single call discontinuous reception instruction,
the sensing a physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that an active phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered comprises: sensing a single call channel by the cluster terminal when an active phase of the single call discontinuous reception instruction is entered, and
the stopping sensing the physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that a dormant phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered comprises: turning off a receiver by the cluster terminal to stop sensing the single call channel when it is determined that a dormant phase of the single call discontinuous reception instruction is entered.

US Pat. No. 10,277,962

SENSOR BASED DETECTION SYSTEM

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

1. A method comprising:initiating a process for a sensor, wherein the process accesses a data stream for the sensor;
determining a health of the sensor, wherein the sensor health is based on whether the sensor is sending the data stream;
reconfiguring the sensor if the health of the sensor is determined to be unhealthy, wherein reconfiguring the sensor comprises sending a signal to restart the sensor;
receiving the data stream at an interval, wherein the data stream is associated with the sensor;
storing the received data stream associated with the sensor;
determining whether the stored data stream at the interval satisfies a certain criteria to trigger an alert, and wherein the certain criteria is a change in a state of the sensor;
in response to determining that the data stream satisfies the certain criteria, sending the alert; and
displaying information associated with the data stream of the sensor on a graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,277,893

CHARACTERIZATION OF OPTICAL DISTORTION IN A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An optical profiling system comprising:a camera assembly including a characterization camera configured to capture one or more images of content presented by a head-mounted display (HMD) under test in accordance with imaging instructions, the characterization camera positioned in an eye box region of the HMD under test and configured to imitate movement of a human eye; and
a controller configured to:
generate the imaging instructions, the imaging instructions describing one or more positions of the characterization camera and providing instruction for a number of exposures at each of the one or more positions,
instruct the HMD under test to present a test pattern,
provide the imaging instructions to the camera assembly, and
measure distortion of one or more optical elements in the HMD under test using one or more images captured by the camera assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,277,735

INDIVIDUAL TELEPHONE NUMBER ASSIGNMENT

Neustar, Inc., Sterling,...

1. A method for assigning a telephone number in a telecommunications network, wherein the telephone number is associated with a geographic area, the method comprising:receiving, at a numbering administrator that assigns telephone numbers to carriers, a request from a carrier to assign a telephone number to the carrier;
verifying, at the numbering administrator, that the carrier is registered to receive the telephone number;
transmitting a verification notification to the carrier, wherein the verification notification comprises the telephone number and an indication that the carrier is registered to receive the telephone number;
receiving, at the numbering administrator, a notification that indicates an administrative agency has received a telephone number assignment request from the carrier, wherein the telephone number assignment request comprises the telephone number and carrier information that identifies the carrier, and wherein the administrative agency maintains a registry of telephone number routing information;
processing, at the numbering administrator, the telephone number assignment request to generate a telephone number assignment response; and
transmitting the telephone number assignment response from the numbering administrator to the administration agency, wherein the administration agency communicates with the carrier based on the telephone number assignment response.

US Pat. No. 10,277,727

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK OF A STRUCTURE THAT PROVIDES LOCATION-BASED HUMAN INTERACTION AND INTELLIGENCE

Enlighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A distributed network of a structure, comprising:a plurality of wireless transceivers distributed about the structure;
a plurality of sensors distributed about the structure;
a controller electronically connected to the plurality of wireless transceivers, and the plurality of sensors;
wherein the plurality of wireless transceivers is operative to:
transmit time-based tokens downstream to a mobile device through a low-power first network, wherein the low-power first network includes the plurality of wireless transceivers, wherein the time-based tokens include at least a time stamp and wherein each time stamp is valid for a period of time after the time stamp has been generated;
wherein at least some of the time-based tokens are received by the mobile device through the low-power first network, and wherein the mobile device generates modified time-based tokens that include identification information of the mobile device that has been appended to each of the received time-base tokens and wherein the mobile device transmits the modified time-based tokens upstream to the controller through a second network;
wherein the controller is operative to:
receive at least some of the modified time-based tokens from the mobile device through the second network; and
perform location-based intelligence based on at least the identification information and time stamps of the time-based tokens.

US Pat. No. 10,276,763

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH PHASE CHANGING OFF STATE WHITE MATERIAL AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting device (LED) comprising:a light emitting semiconductor structure comprising a light-emitting active layer disposed between an n-layer and a p-layer;
a wavelength converting material having a first surface adjacent the light emitting semiconductor structure and a second surface opposite the first surface; and
an off state white material in direct contact with the second surface of the wavelength converting material, the off state white material comprising a plurality of core-shell particles disposed in an optically functional material, each of the core shell particles comprising a core material that includes a phase change material encased in a polymer or inorganic shell.

US Pat. No. 10,276,335

HIGH VOLTAGE DC RELAY

Carling Technologies, Inc...

1. A latching relay comprising:a first coil;
a second coil;
a common plunger operatively connected between said first coil and said second coil such that activation of said first coil moves said plunger in a first direction to a first position and activation of said second coil moves said plunger in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, to a second position;
a pair of load contacts moveable between a closed position in which power is supplied to a load and an open position in which power to the load is interrupted;
a limit switch comprising a common contact, a first coil contact and a second coil contact, wherein a position of said common contact is alternately switched between electrical connection to either the first coil contact or the second coil contact based on a position of said plunger;
said first coil contact being electrically connected to said first coil and said second coil contact being electrically connected to said second coil such that when electrical power is applied to the common contact, the electrical power is alternately applied to either the first coil or the second coil depending on the position of the common contact; and
wherein the load contacts are in the closed position when the plunger is in its first position and wherein the load contacts are in the open position when the plunger is in its second position.

US Pat. No. 10,275,998

AUTOMATIC TRANSACTION MACHINE AND METHOD

Diebold Nixdorf Incorpora...

1. An automated transaction machine comprising:at least one computer in the automated transaction machine, at least one visual output device in operative connection with the at least one computer in the automated transaction machine, and at least one electromechanical transaction function device in operative connection with the computer in the automated transaction machine, whereby the at least one visual output device is operative to provide outputs to users of the machine and whereby the at least one electromechanical transaction function device is operative to execute an action on a physical article in the automated transaction machine;
a plurality of documents in operative connection with the at least one computer, wherein the at least one computer is operative responsive to at least one of the documents to cause at least one visual output to be produced by the at least one visual output device, and wherein the at least one computer is operative responsive to the at least one of the documents to cause the action to be executed by the at least one electromechanical transaction function device on the physical article, the at least one document stored in a local storage medium of the automated transaction machine; and
at least one style sheet in operative connection with the at least one computer, wherein at least one visual feature of the at least one visual output is produced responsive to the at least one style sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,275,615

COMMUNICATIONS BUS DATA TRANSMISSION USING RELATIVE GROUND SHIFTING

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A method for implementation by one or more data processors forming one or more computing devices, the method comprising:monitoring, by at least one data processor of at least one security module, a plurality of voltage lines of at least one electronic control unit (ECU) electrically coupled to a communications bus;
measuring, by at least one data processor, a voltage differential across at least three of the plurality of voltage lines of the at least one ECU;
injecting, by at least one data processor, a data stream into the communications bus via at least two voltage lines of the at least three measured voltage lines based on the measured voltage differential having an amplitude lower than a predetermined voltage threshold;
receiving, by at least one data processor of another security module, the injected data stream; and
determining, by at least one data processor, cross-communication information between the at least one security module and the another security module based on a plurality of micro-pulses within the injected data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,275,574

RETAIL PHARMACY CUSTOMER RECOGNITION AND SALES

CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Woon...

1. A retail pharmacy sales device, comprising:a processor component; and
storage storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor component to:
detect that a first customer has checked into a retail pharmacy store by receiving a first customer identification of the first customer that identifies the first customer and that includes a scannable indicator displayed on a mobile device of the first customer;
identify a second customer and verify that the first customer is authorized to pick up a prescription for the second customer based on the first customer providing a second customer identification from the mobile device of the first customer, the second customer identification including a payment account associated with the second customer;
query a customer database for a pharmacy order and a rewards account associated with the second customer based on the first and second customer identifications, wherein the pharmacy order includes the prescription for the second customer that is available for pick up in the retail pharmacy store by the first customer;
send the pharmacy order and a message to the mobile device of the first customer, the pharmacy order including an indication of the prescription for the second customer, the message indicating that the prescription for the second customer is available for pick up by the first customer and including a link to open an application on the mobile device of the first customer to facilitate transactions including a mobile payment with the payment account associated with the second customer;
receive a customer authorization from the mobile device of the first customer, the customer authorization including an indication that a purchase of the prescription for the second customer is authorized based on the pharmacy order, wherein the second customer is alerted that the second customer identification corresponding to the second customer has been added to the mobile device of the first customer and the mobile device of the first customer has been authorized to be used to pick up the prescription for the second customer; and
process the purchase for the pharmacy order based on the customer authorization by processing the purchase of the prescription for the second customer using the mobile payment with the payment account associated with the second customer and adding the purchase to the rewards account associated with the second customer.

US Pat. No. 10,275,416

RECOMMENDATION ENGINE FOR SIMULATED COLOCATION AT INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES

EQUINIX, INC., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a recommendation engine executing at a computing device, and for a particular interconnection facility customer, a list of prospective interconnection facilities administered by an interconnection facility provider and a list of prospective interconnection facility customers, wherein each interconnection facility provides interconnections between interconnection facility customers serviced at the interconnection facility, wherein the interconnections provided by the interconnection facilities comprise physical connections or virtual connections between resources of the interconnection facility customers;
identifying, by the recommendation engine, based at least in part on querying telemetry data that indicates interconnections of interconnection facility customers within the list of prospective interconnection facilities, sets of interconnection facilities from the list of prospective interconnection facilities in which respective interconnection facility customers are configured with interconnections;
determining, by the recommendation engine and for each of the interconnection facility customers in the list of prospective interconnection facility customers, one or more current interconnections at the respective interconnection facility customer's set of interconnection facilities;
generating, by the recommendation engine, using an analytics platform executing as part of the recommendation engine, and based at least in part on:
(1) the list of prospective interconnection facilities,
(2) the sets of interconnection facilities,
(3) the list of prospective interconnection facility customers,
(4) the one or more current interconnections for each of the interconnection facility customers in the list of prospective interconnection facility customers,
(5) one or more characteristics of the prospective interconnection facility customers, and
(6) one or more characteristics of the particular interconnection facility customer, scoring data, wherein the scoring data comprises scores for each of the prospective interconnection facilities in the list of prospective interconnection facilities and scores for each of the prospective interconnection facility customers in the list of prospective interconnection facility customers; and
outputting, by the recommendation engine and for display to a user, at least a portion of the scoring data, wherein the portion of the scoring data includes at least one score for a prospective interconnection facility in the list of prospective interconnection facilities and at least one score for a prospective interconnection facility customer in the list of prospective interconnection facility customers.

US Pat. No. 10,275,051

INTERACTION METHOD, INTERACTION DEVICE, AND OPERATION STICK

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An interaction method, wherein the method comprises:determining a height of an input position in three-dimensional display content, where the input position is selected by a user by controlling contact between an operation stick and an operation panel by using a partial limb; and
controlling a physical property of a first part between a first position in the operation stick and a first contact part at least according to the height, where the operation stick is in contact with the operation panel in the first position, and is in contact with the partial limb at the first contact part;
when the physical length of the first part changes, the display appearance of a second part stays unchanged, wherein the second part is between a second position in a first display object corresponding to the operation stick and a second contact part, and the first display object is in contact with the three-dimensional display content in the second position, and is in contact with a second display object corresponding to the partial limb at the second contact part.

US Pat. No. 10,275,037

ACTION-RECOGNITION BASED CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL APPARATUS

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An action-recognition based control method, wherein the method comprises:detecting a motion of at least one body position of a user by using at least one first-type sensor;
in response to that a motion amplitude of the at least one body position does not exceed a preset threshold, activating at least one second-type sensor, wherein the second-type sensor has a higher detection precision for a motion amplitude not exceeding the preset threshold than that of the first-type sensor for the motion amplitude not exceeding the preset threshold; and
generating a control command based on at least a detection result of the at least one second-type sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,274,948

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLOUD AND WIRELESS DATA EXCHANGES FOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE CONTROLS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing collision avoidance feedback to vehicles, wherein electronics are incorporated in a first vehicle that receive input from at least one sensor of the first vehicle and electronics that are incorporated in a second vehicle receive input from at least one sensor of the second vehicle, comprising,detecting a proximity separation between the first vehicle and the second vehicle, wherein for when at least one of the sensors of the first vehicle or the second vehicle determine that the proximity separation is less than a threshold distance a pairing algorithm is triggered between the electronics of the first vehicle and the second vehicle to enable direct communication for data exchange between the first vehicle and the second vehicle, wherein when the pairing algorithm is triggered, the data exchange between the first vehicle and the second vehicle includes,
transmitting data by the first vehicle to the second vehicle;
transmitting data by the second vehicle to the first vehicle;
receiving data by the first vehicle from the second vehicle; and
receiving data by the second vehicle from the first vehicle
wherein the data transmitted by the first and the second vehicle include at least speed data, heading data and global position system (GPS) data, wherein the second vehicle is within a sphere of influence relative to the first vehicle when the proximity separation is less than the threshold distance, and one or more other vehicles within the sphere of influence also trigger the pairing algorithm to participate in said data exchange while in the sphere of influence and discontinue the data exchange for vehicles leaving the sphere of influence;
triggering a warning to one or both of the first vehicle and the second vehicle if the data exchange determines that a probability exists that a current heading of the first vehicle or the second vehicle will result in a collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle; and
initiating corrective action by one or both of the first vehicle or the second vehicle if the data exchange between the first vehicle and the second vehicle increase the probability that the current heading will result in the collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle;
wherein the detecting of the proximity separation, the triggering of the warning and the initiating the corrective action is triggered by the electronics of the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle;
wherein the direct communication enabled after the pairing algorithm is triggered is wireless communication;
wherein the warning is supplied to either the first vehicle or the second vehicle in an output form to alert a human occupant;
wherein the corrective action includes at least one or more of application of brakes, application of auto-turning a steering wheel, a switch to auto-drive mode, acceleration, or acceleration and deceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,274,900

TIMING SYSTEM AND DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Vision Works IP Corporati...

1. A timing device comprising:a. a plurality of chemically independent timing zones arranged in a linear fashion, wherein each of the plurality of timing zones indicates a different discrete time period and wherein a combination of the plurality of timing zones collectively viewed together indicates a total elapsed time period; and
b. an activation mechanism for activating the timing device.

US Pat. No. 10,273,622

LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF LOAD TYPE

Midea Group Co., Ltd., B...

1. A laundry washing machine, comprising:a wash tub disposed within a housing;
a water inlet configured to dispense water into the wash tub;
a weight sensor operatively coupled to the wash tub to sense a weight associated with the wash tub;
a fluid level sensor configured to sense a fluid level in the wash tub; and
a controller coupled to the water inlet and the weight and fluid level sensors, the controller configured to initiate an initial fill phase of a wash cycle by controlling the water inlet to dispense water into the wash tub and to dynamically select a load type from among a plurality of load types during the initial fill phase of a wash cycle based upon weight and fluid level values sensed respectively by the weight and fluid level sensors after a selected amount of water has been dispensed by the water inlet, wherein the controller is configured to select the load type prior to agitating the load.

US Pat. No. 10,273,077

CAPSULE, MACHINE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING BEVERAGE, PARTICULARLY ESPRESSO COFFEE

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

1. A capsule for preparing a beverage, comprisinga casing having first and second lateral end walls vertically spaced apart from each other and interconnected by an external lateral wall having an annular shape, said first and second walls being a top wall and a bottom wall of the capsule, respectively, and defining an internal chamber containing an amount or dose of a substance for the preparation of a beverage;
said casing having an inlet portion and an outlet portion separate from each other and acting as inlet and outlet, respectively, for introduction of a flow of water into the capsule and outflow of the beverage from the capsule, respectively;
wherein the inlet portion is provided in said external lateral wall and wherein the outlet portion is provided in said second end wall of the casing,
wherein one further inlet portion for the introduction of water into the capsule is provided in said first end wall of the casing, and
wherein said further inlet portion has a flow area or cross section smaller than that of the inlet portion provided in the external lateral wall, such that the introduction of water into the capsule occurs mainly through said external lateral wall.

US Pat. No. 10,272,414

REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM GAS MIXTURES USING ION-EXCHANGED SILICOALUMINOPHOSPHATES

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A method of preparing a nanoporous adsorbent material comprising:crystallizing a gel containing an alumina source, a silica source, a phosphorous source, a sodium source and a structure-directing agent to obtain a porous material framework;
removing said structure-directing agent from said porous material framework in order to obtain Na+-SAPO-34, the sodium cations being extra-framework of SAPO-34 material; and
ion-exchanging said Na+-SAPO-34 with metal cations to produce a Mn+-SAPO-34 material, where M is a metal and n is an integer, the metal being extra-framework of SAPO-34 material and occupying exposed sites within the framework of said SAPO-34 previously occupied by said sodium cations.

US Pat. No. 10,272,366

INFILTRATION INTAKE SYSTEM

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. An infiltration intake system comprising:a structural body, set on a water bottom surface of raw water, including a filter storage portion;
a filter stored in the filter storage portion;
a water guide portion for guiding treated water passing through the filter toward the side of a treatment equipment; and
a backwash mechanism portion for washing the filter by refluxing water or air from a treated water side of the filter toward a raw water side, wherein
the structural body integrally includes a wastewater discharge direction control portion for controlling a discharge direction for wastewater discharged from the filter toward the raw water side to a prescribed wastewater discharge direction at a backwash time with the backwash mechanism portion, and
wherein the wastewater discharged from the filter is discharged upwardly and the wastewater discharge direction control portion includes a guide portion for guiding wastewater discharged upwardly from the filter to discharge the wastewater sidewise from the structural body as the prescribed wastewater discharge direction at the backwash time.

US Pat. No. 10,271,857

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

1. A spiked head assembly for attachment to a tibial jig for use during an orthopaedic surgical procedure, the spiked head assembly comprising:(a) a body which comprises an elongate member having a central longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end, superior and inferior surfaces, and at least one securing spike provided on the inferior surface towards the second end of the elongate member and configured to engage with a bone mass; and at least one arm extending from the elongate member in a direction perpendicular to the inferior surface; and
(b) a mount on the at least one arm which is configured to attach the assembly to the tibial jig,
in which:
the arm has an end and an inner surface;
the mount is secured to the end of the arm at a position spaced from the inferior surface of the elongate member;
the at least one arm is spaced apart from a plane that includes the central longitudinal axis and extends substantially perpendicularly to the inferior surface, such that the at least one arm, the mount and the inferior surface define an access space for the surgical procedure; and
the access space extends across the plane from the inferior surface to the mount and from the inner surface of the arm and continues across the plane.

US Pat. No. 10,271,722

IMAGING TO FACILITATE OBJECT OBSERVATION

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, by a system comprising a processor, a position of a focusing point of an eye of a user,
determining, according to the position of the focusing point, a gazed object gazed by the user; and
changing a size of target imaging of the gazed object on a fundus of the user according to a predetermined zooming rule,
wherein the detecting the position of the focusing point of the eye of the user comprises:
collecting images on the fundus of the user;
adjusting an imaging parameter of an optical path between the eye and an image collecting position to collect a set of images with a definition greater than a preset value;
processing the images to obtain an equivalent focal length and a direction of line-of-sight of the eye that are corresponding to the set of images with the definition greater than the preset value;
obtaining an actual focus distance of the eye according to the equivalent focal length of the eye; and
obtaining the position of the focusing point according to the direction of line-of-sight and the actual focus distance.
US Pat. No. 10,273,452

SPECIFICATION OF FUNCTIONAL CRANIAL PLACODE DERIVATIVES FROM HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method for inducing differentiation of cells comprisinga) contacting a plurality of starting cells with an inhibitor of Small Mothers Against Decapentaplegic (SMAD) protein signaling (“the SMAD inhibitor”), wherein the starting cells are selected from the group consisting of multipotent cells, pluripotent cells, and a combination thereof; and
b) contacting the cells with a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP);
c) contacting the cells with a compound selected from the group consisting of BRL-54443, parthenolide, phenanthroline, and combinations thereof; and
wherein the cells are contacted with the SMAD inhibitor and the BMP in an amount effective to induce detectable expression of SIX1 and PAX6 in the plurality of cells.
US Pat. No. 10,273,307

HUMANIZED ANTI-CD134 (OX40) ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Biocerox Products B.V., ...

1. A method of enhancing an immune response in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject an antibody that binds human CD134 for a time sufficient to enhance the immune response, wherein the antibody comprises a light chain variable region (VL) comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 98 or the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 98 having 1, 2 or 3 amino acid substitutions and a heavy chain variable region (VH) comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:134 or the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:134 having 1, 2 or 3 amino acid substitutions.

US Pat. No. 10,278,314

SOFT AND/OR FLEXIBLE EMI SHIELDS AND RELATED METHODS

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

3. A shield suitable for use in providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for one or more components on a substrate, the shield comprising:one or more contacts configured for installation on the substrate; and
a soft and/or flexible electrically-conductive cover configured for installation on the one or more contacts, wherein the cover comprises a fabric configured to allow the cover to bend or flex along with the substrate and/or the cover is capable of having a radius of curvature of 100 millimeters;
wherein each of the one or more contacts includes an L-C resonator comprising an inductor and a capacitor configured to be operable for virtually connecting the cover to a ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,278,311

PERIMETER VENTILATION SYSTEM

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display;
a front panel having a perimeter;
a housing, wherein said housing and said front panel are configured to substantially surround the electronic display;
an ingestion gap for ingesting open loop fluid from the ambient environment positioned along a first vertical and a first horizontal portion of the perimeter;
an exhaustion gap for exhausting open loop fluid to the ambient environment positioned along a second vertical and a second horizontal portion of the perimeter;
a channel positioned behind the electronic display;
a first gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the ingestion gap to the channel;
a second gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the channel to the exhaustion gap;
a fan positioned to cause the flow of the open loop fluid;
a first side channel positioned vertically and forming at least a portion of the first gaseous pathway and the second gaseous pathway;
a second side channel positioned vertically and forming at least a portion of the first gaseous pathway and the second gaseous pathway;
a first channel septum placed within the first side channel; and
a second channel septum placed within the second side channel.

US Pat. No. 10,278,308

INTERLACED HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE OF ADDIN CARD

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. An interlaced heat dissipation structure of an addin card, comprising:an addin card;
a plurality of heat dissipation fins arranged on the addin card;
at least one receiving space defined between the heat dissipation fins;
a plurality of cooling pipes extending through the heat dissipation fins for cooling the addin card; and
a plurality of heat dissipative elements arranged in the receiving space in a manner of being interlaced with the cooling pipes for cooling the addin card;
wherein the plurality of heat dissipation fins are divided into at least a first group and a second group that are spaced from each other to define the receiving space therebetween such that the first and second groups of heat dissipation fins are located on two sides of the receiving space to dissipate heat from portions of the addin card corresponding to the two sides of the receiving space; and
wherein the cooling pipes each have a portion extending between the first and second groups of heat dissipation fins, and the portions of the cooling pipes and the heat dissipative elements are arranged in an interlaced manner in the receiving space defined between the heat dissipation fins such that the heat dissipative elements are located on two sides of the portion of each of the cooling pipes that is located in the receiving space and extends between the first and second groups of the heat dissipation fins and the portions of the cooling pipes that extend between the first and second groups of the heat dissipation fins are located on two sides of at least a portion of the heat dissipative elements in order to provide additional heat dissipation from a portion of the addin card corresponding to the receiving space, wherein heat is dissipated from different portions of the addin card through the heat dissipation fins and the heat dissipative elements in combination with the cooling pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,278,210

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication method for an access point (AP) comprising:transmitting a trigger frame indicating simultaneous uplink data transmission of multi-users;
receiving uplink data transmitted by a plurality of terminals in response to the trigger frame; and
transmitting a block acknowledgement for the plurality of terminals having transmitted the uplink data,
wherein the trigger frame allocates at least one of a designated access slot and a random access slot for at least one terminal, and
wherein at least one of information about the number of designated access slot(s) and information about the number of random access slot(s) is indicated through the trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,278,137

MANAGING WIRELESS DEVICE TRANSMISSION POWER

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells comprising at least two cell types, the two cell types comprising:
a first cell type operating on a first frequency band; and
a second cell type operating on a second frequency band;
determining a calculated total transmit power for a plurality of signals comprising:
a first sounding reference signal (SRS) configured for transmission in a subframe of the first cell type in the plurality of cells; and
a second SRS configured for transmission in the subframe of the second cell type in the plurality of cells; and
dropping or scaling at least one of the first SRS or the second SRS based on a transmit power priority of the first SRS and the second SRS when the calculated total power exceeds a first value; and
wherein the transmit power priority is based on whether the first SRS or the second SRS is configured for transmission on the first frequency band or the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,278,087

CORRELATING TAPPED GENERAL PACKET RADIO SERVICE (GPRS) TUNNELING PROTOCOL (GTP) AND NON-GTP PACKETS FOR A SUBSCRIBER'S SESSION FOR LOAD BALANCING AND FILTERING MONITORED TRAFFIC IN A MOBILE NETWORK

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for correlating and filtering tapped general packet radio service (GPRS) tunneling protocol (GTP) and non-GTP packets, the method comprising:receiving GTP packets tapped from a plurality of GTP network tap points;
receiving non-GTP packets tapped from at least one non-GTP network tap point; and
correlating GTP packets with non-GTP packets for a particular subscriber; and
forwarding the GTP packets and non-GTP packets correlated for the particular subscriber to a chosen network monitoring tool.

US Pat. No. 10,277,698

REMOTE DISPLAY USING A PROXY

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile device, and from a device management server, a configuration applicable to a local display node provided by the mobile device, wherein the configuration comprises configuration information associated with connecting the mobile device with a remote display server, wherein the device management server is configured to receive, from a remote user associated with the remote display server, a request to stream data from the mobile device to the remote display server, wherein the request received by the device management server from the remote user includes: (1) an identification of the mobile device, and (2) an identification of the remote display server;
activating the local display node;
advertising, based at least in part on the received configuration information, an identifier associated with the local display node;
receiving, from a display transmitter of the mobile device, a request to connect to the local display node that is on a same local network as the mobile device, wherein the display transmitter sends the request to connect to the local display node at least in part in response to receiving a command from the device management server instructing the mobile device to connect to the local display node;
establishing a connection between the local display node and the display transmitter at least in part in response to the request to connect to the local display node; and
transparently proxying, via the local display node, the data associated with the mobile device from the display transmitter to the remote display server using the connection established between the display transmitter and the local display node, wherein the remote display server is not connected to the same local network as the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,277,506

STATEFUL LOAD BALANCING IN A STATELESS NETWORK

128 TECHNOLOGY, INC., Bu...

1. A packet routing method for directing packets of a session between an originating node and a destination node in an IP network, the method comprising an intermediate node that includes a processor configured to perform the steps of:obtaining a lead packet of a plurality of packets in a given session, the intermediate node having an electronic interface in communication with the IP network, the intermediate node obtaining the lead packet through the electronic interface;
after obtaining the lead packet, assigning a session identifier to the given session, the session identifier being sufficient to enable the intermediate node to identify subsequent packets of the given session;
storing the session identifier in a routing database;
forwarding the lead packet toward the destination node, there being no predetermined path the lead packet will take between the originating node and the destination node;
after the lead packet has been forwarded by the intermediate node and obtained by another node, receiving an identification of the other node;
storing the identification of the other node in the routing database, in association with the session identifier, thereby adding the other node to a respective stateful ordered path of nodes between the source node and the destination node;
receiving a plurality of additional packets;
accessing the routing database to identify, among the plurality of additional packets, subsequent packets that originated at the originating node and are of the given session;
for each identified packet of the given session:
accessing the routing database to determine the other node associated with the given session; and
forwarding the packet toward the destination node, along the stateful ordered path, via the other node.

US Pat. No. 10,277,306

SYSTEMS FOR SURVEILLANCE USING AIRBORNE PLATFORMS AS RECEIVING PLATFORMS FOR BISTATIC RADARS

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system comprising:a first mobile airborne platform hovering over or close to a coverage area on earth surface or near the earth surface, the first mobile airborne platform comprising a bistatic radar receiver including a first antenna system to capture first radiofrequency signals originated from a first satellite, the captured first radiofrequency signals including first radiation signals captured via a first direct path from the first satellite and first reflected radiation signals captured via first reflected paths from the coverage area, and second radiofrequency signals originated from a second satellite, the captured second radiofrequency signals including second radiation signals captured via a second direct path from the second satellite and second reflected radiation signals captured via second reflected paths from the coverage area, the first mobile airborne platform transmitting the captured first and second radiofrequency signals to a ground hub via a feeder link; and
the ground hub comprising:
a remote beam forming network to remotely form receiving beams for the first antenna system of the bistatic radar receiver to capture the first and second radiofrequency signals; and
a remote radar processing center to transform the captured first radiofrequency signals into a first two-dimensional radiofrequency image, and to transform the captured second radiofrequency signals into a second two-dimensional radiofrequency image.

US Pat. No. 10,277,290

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO EXPLOIT AREAS OF COHERENCE IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

REARDEN, LLC, Mountain V...

1. A method comprising:distributing a plurality of transceiver devices and connected antennas of a multi-user multi-antenna system (MU-MAS);
simultaneously transmitting pre-coded radio signals from the plurality of distributed transceiver devices, the pre-coding causing deliberate radio frequency interference to create concurrent, non-interfering enclosed shapes in space of coherent wireless signals,
adjusting the pre-coding to adapt a size of the enclosed shapes in space, and
adapting the size of the enclosed shapes in space by selecting a subset of distributed transceiver devices.

US Pat. No. 10,277,246

PROGRAM COUNTER COMPRESSION METHOD AND HARDWARE CIRCUIT THEREOF

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A program counter compression method, wherein said compression method comprises the steps of:step (1), acquiring execution condition of instructions sent by a processor and classifying and screening the instructions based on the execution condition of the instructions;
step (2), executing differential operation on the values of a program counter of objective type of instructions and stall periods based on a result of classifying and screening, then splicing obtained difference values to obtain respective valid data segment;
step (3), dictionary encoding the obtained valid data segments of difference slices obtained in step (2);
wherein, the program counter compression method classifies instructions into (1) sequential execution, (2) skip and (3) stall, said step (1) comprises:
step (1.1), acquiring a program counter value corresponding to each instruction;
step (1.2), calculating a difference value PC_diff=PC?PC_pre of program counter values of any two successive instructions, wherein PC denotes the value of program counter of the current period, PC_pre denotes the value of program counter of the last period;
step (1.3), classifying the instructions based on the difference value PC_diff of the program counter values of any two successive instructions,
(a) If PC_diff=1, classifying the current instruction as sequence instruction and not recording the instruction;
(b) If PC_diff=0: classifying the current instruction as stall instruction and recording the program counter value corresponding to the stall instruction and stalled periods;
(c) If PC_diff?0 and PC_diff?1, classifying the current instruction as jump instruction, recording a branch address corresponding to the instruction and a program counter value corresponding to a destination address,
said step (2) comprises:
step (2.1), differentiating the program counter values of the recorded stall instruction and jump instruction and the number of periods for which respective instruction persists, so as to obtain respective difference values;
step (2.2), dividing the difference values into several data segments according to the sequence of data bits with each data segment having the same number of data bits;
step (2.3), determining from left to right whether data bits in each data segment are all 0 or all 1; and
step (2.4), if data bits in a data segment are all 0 or all 1, discarding the data segment, or else, if data bits in the data segment are not all 0 or all 1, transferring the data segment and its lower data segments to step (3).

US Pat. No. 10,277,105

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING POWER TO SEMICONDUCTORS

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

34. An apparatus comprising:a semiconductor package comprising one or more semiconductor chips, each semiconductor chip comprising one or more circuit loads;
one or more driver circuits disposed outside of the semiconductor package, each driver circuit having a driver input and a driver output, in which the driver input is configured to receive power from an input source at an input voltage;
one or more output circuits disposed inside or in a vicinity of the semiconductor package and configured to receive power from the driver circuit at a driver voltage, in which the output circuits are configured to form a plurality of output rails to supply power at a plurality of respective unique rail voltages to the one or more semiconductor chips, each output rail is configured to provide a DC rail voltage that is greater than or less than an adjacent rail voltage by at least a predetermined minimum differential, and the output circuits provide the rail voltages as a function of the driver voltage;
one or more rail selection circuits disposed on the one or more semiconductor chips, each having inputs electrically coupled to the output rails and an output electrically coupled to deliver power to a respective load at a respective load voltage, each rail selection circuit having a plurality of rail switches electrically coupled to provide a selectable path for current to flow from a selected one of the output rails to the respective output; and
a power bus configured to carry power from the driver output to the input of each of the one or more output circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,276,834

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Corning Precision Materia...

1. An organic light-emitting device comprising:a first glass substrate;
a first electrode disposed on the first glass substrate;
an organic light-emitting layer disposed on the first electrode;
a second electrode disposed on the organic light-emitting layer, wherein the second electrode has a composite electrode structure including a first transparent electrode layer and a second transparent electrode layer stacked on each other, a refractive index of the second transparent electrode layer being higher than a refractive index of the first transparent electrode layer;
a light extraction layer disposed on the second electrode, the light extraction layer including a matrix layer and at least on least one light-scattering body disposed inside a portion of the matrix layer, wherein the portion of the matrix layer directly adjoins the first transparent electrode layer and is away from the second glass substrate, the light-scattering body being made of a material having a refractive index which is higher than a refractive index of the matrix layer, the refractive index of the light-scattering body being higher than the refractive index of the first transparent electrode layer, and
a second glass substrate disposed on the light extraction layer,
wherein the first transparent electrode layer is disposed at a side of the light extraction layer, and the second transparent electrode layer is disposed at a side of the organic light-emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,276,129

IMAGE ADJUSTING METHOD CAPABLE OF EXECUTING OPTIMAL ADJUSTMENT ACCORDING TO ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION AND RELATED DISPLAY

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An image adjusting method utilizing a display having a panel unit and an operating processor, the image adjusting method comprising:the operating processor increasing backlight intensity of the panel unit in accordance with a detection result of surrounding illumination;
the operating processor generating a gray level histogram of an image displayed on the panel unit;
the operating processor calculating a total pixel amount of a fixed-sized high-intensity boundary zone comprising a fixed plurality of distinct grayscale levels on the gray level histogram;
the operating processor comparing the total pixel amount with a threshold; and
the operating processor utilizing an amending function to adjust each pixel intensity of the boundary zone to reduce image contrast while the total pixel amount is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,275,850

EXTENDED CONTROL DEVICE OF GRAPHICS CARD

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. An extended control device of a graphics card, comprising:a graphics card body;
at least one reader module arranged on the graphics card body; and a control module arranged on the graphics card body and operable in combination with the reader module such that the control module is allowed to read data of an operation status of the graphics card body by means of the reader module to selectively control an operation status of at least one electronic element that is a separate element arranged externally of the graphics card body and in information connection with the graphics card body;
wherein the electronic element comprises one of a fan, a chip, an add-in card, and a power supply device;
wherein the electronic element is provided thereon with at least one light emission component mounted thereto and in information connection with the control module;
wherein the control module is in information connection with a control interface to display the operation status of the electronic element and to allow a user to operate, through the control interface, the control module to conduct control on the operation status of the electronic element and the operation status of the graphics card body; wherein the reader module comprises one of a temperature detection module, a frequency detection module, and a fan rotational speed detection module; and
wherein the reader module is operable to read the operation status of the electronic element.

US Pat. No. 10,275,732

DETERMINING PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF SUPERVISOR

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. A system that assists a client in selection of a supervisor that meets at least one need of the client, the system comprising:a watch acquiring information related to a training session, the information related to the training session indicating at least one of heart rate, heart beat interval, heart beat variation; and
a server computer communicatively coupled with the watch via a network environment, the server computer comprising:
a control circuitry that acquires, using a database located on the server computer, information associated with a supervisor identifier allocated to a supervisor registered to the network environment, the network environment being accessible by a plurality of supervisors and by a plurality of clients, wherein the control circuitry further acquires, from the database located on the server computer, information associated with a different client identifier allocated to each of the plurality of clients registered to the network environment;
an identifier associating circuitry that associates at least one client identifier with the supervisor identifier on a basis of a notification of whether or not the client is co-operating with the supervisor, wherein the notification is provided to the server computer using a web-based service by one of the supervisor associated with the supervisor identifier and at least one client associated with the at least one client identifier, and wherein the notification is verified by one of (1) the supervisor associated with the supervisor identifier using a supervisor computer and (2) at least one client associated with the at least one client identifier that did not generate the notification using a client computer, the verification validating the notification and indicating an association between the at least one client identifier and the supervisor identifier; and
a performance level circuitry coupled with the watch, the performance level circuitry associating the watch with the at least one client identifier based on registration of the watch by the at least one client, the performance level circuitry acquiring at least one activity metric related to the at least one client corresponding to the at least one client identifier associated with the supervisor identifier, wherein the at least one activity metric comprises results of at least one physiological test performed on the at least one client and the information related to the training session indicating at least one of heart rate, heart beat interval, heart beat variation of the client, wherein the performance level circuitry determines a performance level of the supervisor corresponding to the supervisor identifier at least partly on a basis of the acquired at least one activity metric and on a number of registered products by the at least one client, wherein the higher the number of registered new products is the higher the supervisor performance level is, and wherein the performance level circuitry further causes the system to provide the performance level of the supervisor to the client using the server computer, thereby enabling the client to select the supervisor that meets the at least one need of the client.

US Pat. No. 10,275,241

HYBRID DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A project planning system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors configured to execute instructions from the non-transitory memory to perform operations comprising:
determining a plurality of target applications for an enterprise service;
identifying a product backlog based at least on the plurality of target applications, wherein the product backlog comprises a respective plurality of stories for each of the plurality of target applications;
generating a plurality of release backlogs from the product backlog such that each of the plurality of release backlogs comprises a respective combination of stories from the respective plurality of stories for each of the plurality of target applications;
generating at least one agile project and at least one hybrid project from the plurality of release backlogs based at least on the respective combination of stories;
generating a respective plurality of sprint cycles for each of the agile project and the hybrid project;
displaying an overlay on a user interface of a project management application;
receiving a selection of whether a phase to be added to the hybrid project is an agile phase or a waterfall phase; and
adding the phase to the hybrid project.

US Pat. No. 10,274,758

OPTICAL LINKED SENSOR NETWORK

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. An apparatus being part of a wearable device, the apparatus comprising:a first waveguide configured to propagate light originated from a light source;
a first modulator coupled with the first waveguide;
an image sensor coupled with the first modulator;
a second waveguide coupled with the first waveguide to form a propagation path for the light between the light source and a receiver device;
a second modulator coupled with the second waveguide; and
a motion sensor coupled with the second modulator,
wherein the image sensor is configured to generate image data of an environment in which the apparatus is located;
wherein the first modulator is configured to modulate the light propagating in the first waveguide based on the image data;
wherein the motion sensor is configured to generate motion data of the wearable device;
wherein the second modulator is configured to modulate the light propagating in the second waveguide based on the motion data; and
wherein the second waveguide is configured to propagate the light modulated by at least one of the first modulator or the second modulator towards the receiver device, to enable the receiver device to obtain at least one of the image data or the motion data and to enable the wearable device to determine output content based on the at least one of the image data or the motion data.

US Pat. No. 10,274,527

FIELD STRENGTH MONITORING FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

CPG Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a probe control system coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe, the probe control system being configured to adjust an operational parameter of the guided surface waveguide probe, and the guided surface waveguide probe being configured to launch a guided surface wave over a lossy conducting medium; and
a measurement device in data communication with the probe control system, the measurement device being configured to communicate measured data associated with an electromagnetic field generated by the guided surface waveguide probe to the probe control system;
wherein the guided surface waveguide probe is configured to generate the electromagnetic field that synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence of the lossy conducting medium.

US Pat. No. 10,274,159

LENSES AND METHODS FOR DIRECTING LIGHT TOWARD A SIDE OF A LUMINAIRE

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A lens for an LED light fixture, comprising:a lens defining an optical axis and configured to direct light toward a common side of the optical axis, the lens including first and second ends,
the first end of the lens defining a cavity configured to receive an LED light source, the first end portion being configured to direct light from an LED light source received within the cavity to the second end of the lens, the first end being rotationally symmetric with respect to the optical axis, and
the second end of the lens defining an exterior surface configured to emit light received from the first end, the second end being rotationally asymmetric with respect to the optical axis, and the exterior surface including a convex section and a first planar section adjacent one another, wherein the height of the lens decreases in the first planar section as the distance from the optical axis increases;
wherein the optical axis separates a taller side of the lens from a shorter side of the lens and the height of the lens is measured in a direction parallel to the optical axis, and wherein the taller side is disposed on the common side of the optical axis; and
wherein the light exiting the taller side has less radiant intensity (W/sr) than the light exiting the shorter side.

US Pat. No. 10,274,157

LED APPARATUS

LEEDARSON AMERICA INC., ...

1. An LED apparatus comprising:a LED plate comprising a plurality of LED modules, a base plate and two connectors, the plurality of LED modules and the two connectors being mounted on the base plate;
a metal cup having a bottom surface attaching to a back side of the base plate for heat dissipation for heat generated by the LED plate;
a lens plate, comprising a central lens and a peripheral lens surrounding the central lens, the central lens guiding light from the LED modules for form a focus light beam;
a cup body comprising a dome portion, a tube portion and a bottom portion, the dome portion and the tube portion being manufactured together as a single body, the lens plate being fixed to a top peripheral end of the dome portion of the cup body, the LED plate being disposed inside the dorm portion so that a portion of light emitting from the LED modules running through the central lens of the lens plate to form a focus light beam and another portion of light emitting from the LED modules running through the peripheral lens to form soft light;
a driver plate containing driver circuits, two output terminals and two input terminals; and
two metal pins integrated to the bottom portion of the cup body, the two input terminals of the driver plate inserted into the two metal pins and the two output terminals connected to the LED plate via the through hole of the metal cup.

US Pat. No. 10,273,952

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR, PRESSURE PACKING, AND METHOD

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A pressure packing for a piston rod of a reciprocating compressor, the pressure packing comprising:a case comprising a piston rod through bore;
a compartment within the case and coincident with the piston rod through bore, the compartment having an axial length at least as long as a stroke of the piston rod;
a plurality of packing bodies;
a packing ring between a first packing body and a second packing body; and
a gas passageway extending from the case, through first packing body, and into the packing ring, the gas passageway comprising an exit defined by at least one radial orifice in the packing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,271,712

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTER PROGRAM BY MEANS OF AN INTRAORAL SCANNER

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A method of controlling a CAD/CAM computer using an intraoral camera, comprising:scanning an optical marker using an intraoral camera;
generating a control signal corresponding to the optical marker;
automatically selecting a predetermined operating state for a CAD/CAM computer program of the CAD/CAM computer based on the generated control signal; and
switching the CAD/CAM computer program to the predetermined operating state.
US Pat. No. 10,273,332

RECYCLE-CONTENT POLYESTER POLYOLS

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A polyester polyol made by a process which comprises:(a) heating a composition comprising recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) with a C3-C10 glycol reactant to give a digested intermediate comprising glycols and a terephthalate component, wherein the terephthalate component comprises, by gel permeation chromatography using ultraviolet detection, 45 to 70 wt. % of bis(hydroxyalkyl)terephthalates based on the amount of terephthalate component; and
(b) treating the digested intermediate with activated carbon under conditions effective to give the polyester polyol;
wherein the molar ratio of C3-C10 glycol reactant to rPET is at least 2.0:1, and the polyester polyol has a hydroxyl number within the range of 25 to 800 mg KOH/g and a color index less than 20, where color index is defined by 100×(|a*|/L*) as measured by CIE colorimetric analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,278,297

CASE WITH ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THEREOF

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

7. An electronic device, comprising:a case comprising:
a body having a receiving slot;
an engaging portion disposed in the receiving slot;
a fixing element disposed on the body, beside the receiving slot, and proximate to the engaging portion, the fixing element comprising a hook and a protruding element, and the fixing element being slidable along an axis between a released position and a locked position; and
an elastic component with an end disposed at the body and another end disposed at the fixing element, arranged such that when the fixing element is moved along the axis from the locked position to the released position, the elastic component generates a restoring force to drive the fixing element back along the axis to the locked position; and
a battery pack comprising a pushing element,
wherein when the fixing element is moved from the locked position to the released position, the hook of the fixing element becomes engaged with the engaging portion so as to hold the fixing element in the released position against the restoring force of the elastic component, and
when the fixing element is in the released position and the battery pack is inserted into the receiving slot, the pushing element pushes the protruding element so that the hook separates from the engaging portion, and the restoring force of the elastic component causes the fixing element to move to the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,277,059

WIRELESS BATTERY CHARGER

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless battery charging system, comprising:an inductive receiving member for coupling to an inductively generated AC signal;
a matching circuit having a variable impedance for presenting a desired impedance to the inductive receiving member and having variable matching parameters, the matching circuit interfacing an AC signal output by the inductive receiving member to a first AC signal output;
a rectifier circuit for converting the first AC signal output to a first DC voltage and having variable rectifier parameters to vary a first voltage drop thereacross;
a DC-to-DC voltage converter for converting an output of the rectifier circuit to a regulated voltage lower than the first DC voltage, an output of the DC-to-DC voltage converter charging the battery;
a current sensor for sensing series current through the matching circuit, rectifier circuit and DC-to-DC voltage converter;
a memory for storing a plurality of discrete predetermined power distribution configurations, each of the power distribution configurations associated with a separate power distribution scheme and each based on sensed voltages on an input of the matching circuit, an input of the rectifier circuit and an input of the DC-to-DC voltage converter in addition to the current sensed by the current sensor as determinative factors for power distribution; and
a controller sensing a second voltage drop across each of the matching circuit, rectifier circuit and DC-to-DC voltage converter and the current through the current sensor and determining power dissipation in each of the matching circuit, rectifier circuit and DC-to-DC voltage converter; and
the controller adjusting the variable matching parameters in the matching circuit, the variable rectifier parameters in the rectifier circuit and a voltage input to the DC-to-DC voltage converter in accordance with a predetermined power distribution configuration to distribute power thereacross in accordance with an associated power distribution scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,276,466

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MOUNTING METHOD

Shindengen Electric Manuf...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate that is annular or partially annular, the substrate having an inner circumferential portion formed arcuate in plan view and an outer circumferential portion formed arcuate in plan view;
a circuit unit provided on the substrate, the circuit unit being configured to individually control a plurality of phases of a motor; and
a sealing resin that is annular or partially annular, the sealing resin surrounding the substrate, wherein
the substrate has a first main surface and a second main surface which oppose each other,
the motor is attachable onto, and detachable from, the first main surface of the substrate,
the circuit unit is on the first main surface of the substrate and contacts the motor in a state where the motor is attached on the first main surface of the substrate, and
the circuit unit is exposed to an outside of the sealing resin in a state where the sealing resin seals the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,275,979

TERMINAL SYSTEM

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. A terminal system comprising a device terminal (2) as well as an operator's seat (3) which can be connected to the device terminal (2), wherein the device terminal (2) and the operator's seat (3) have electrical and/or signal coupling parts (5) and mechanical positioning coupling parts (6), which can be coupled, wherein the energy and/or signal coupling parts (5) and the positioning coupling parts (6) can be engaged with one another through pushing together the operator's seat (3) and device terminal (2) parallel to the ground, wherein the positioning coupling parts (6) have separately formed vertical and horizontal positioning aids (7; 8) in coupling direction for the vertical and horizontal alignment of the operator's seat (3) with the device terminal (2) when pushing together, characterized in that the vertical positioning aids (7) and the horizontal positioning aids (8) are separately designed coupling parts (9; 10), wherein the vertical positioning aids (7) have a clearance in horizontal direction diagonally to the coupling and uncoupling direction (24) and the horizontal positioning aids (8) have a clearance in vertical direction, wherein the vertical positioning aids (7) and/or the horizontal positioning aids (8) each comprise at least two pairs of mutually engageable coupling parts (9; 10), which are spaced from each other diagonal to a median longitudinal plane through the operator's seat (3) and/or through the device terminal (2), and wherein clamping devices (14) are intended for clamping the operator's seat (3) and device terminal (2) against each other, wherein said clamping devices (14) are assigned to the positioning coupling parts (6).

US Pat. No. 10,275,321

BACKUP AND RESTORE OF LINKED CLONE VM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive from a primary system a base image of a parent virtual machine;
store the base image of the parent virtual machine across one or more nodes;
generate a snapshot tree corresponding to the base image of the parent virtual machine;
generate a snapshot tree associated with a previous version of a linked clone virtual machine;
receive one or more images of the linked clone virtual machine, wherein the one or more images of the linked clone virtual machine corresponding to a particular version of the linked clone virtual machine;
generate one or more corresponding snapshot trees for the one or more images of the linked clone virtual machine, wherein at least one of the one or more corresponding snapshot trees is generated in part by cloning the snapshot tree corresponding to the base image of the parent virtual machine;
receive a request associated with restoring the previous version of the linked clone virtual machine, wherein the linked clone virtual machine is linked to the parent virtual machine;
determine one or more changes between the base image of the parent virtual machine and the previous version of the linked clone virtual machine based at least in part on the snapshot tree corresponding to the base image of the parent virtual machine and the snapshot tree associated with the previous version of the linked clone virtual machine; and
provide to a remote system one or more data blocks corresponding to the base image of the parent virtual machine and one or more data blocks corresponding to the determined changes; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,274,997

HINGE ASSEMBLY, ROTATION MECHANISM AND FOLDABLE MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A hinge assembly comprising:a first hinge member and a second hinge member separated from the first hinge member, each of the first hinge member and the second hinge member having:
a first base;
a second base;
a flexible connection element located between and coupled to the first base and the second base; and
a plurality of hinge elements arranged in a line and located between the first base and the second base, wherein each of the hinge elements comprises an interior portion and an exterior portion opposite to the interior portion, the exterior portions of the hinge elements are coupled to the flexible connection element, the interior portions of the hinge elements are capable of either close to or far away from each other by rotating the first base with respect to the second base; and
a tooth plate member located between and coupled to the first hinge member and the second hinge member, the tooth plate member having:
a first mounting plate slidably coupled to the first bases of the first hinge member and the second hinge member;
a second mounting plate slidably coupled to the second bases of the first hinge member and the second hinge member; and
at least one tooth plate group located between and coupled to the first mounting plate and the second mounting plate, wherein the at least one tooth plate group is configured to maintain a rotation position of the first bases of the first hinge member and the second hinge member with respect to the second bases of the first hinge member and the second hinge member.

US Pat. No. 10,274,730

DISPLAY WITH AN EMBEDDED EYE TRACKER

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a two-dimensional array of tiles, each tile comprising:
a two-dimensional array of pixels, wherein each pixel is configured to output light so that the two-dimensional array of pixels outputs a respective pattern of light; and
a lens, of a two-dimensional array of lenses, configured to direct at least a portion of the respective pattern of light from the two-dimensional array of pixels to a pupil of an eye of a user;
one or more sensors for determining a location of the pupil of the eye of the user, and
one or more emitters configured to emit non-visible light, wherein
the one or more sensors and the one or more emitters are located on a first substrate;
the two-dimensional array of pixels is located on a second substrate that is distinct from the first substrate, separate from the first substrate, and located between the first substrate and the two-dimensional array of lenses;
the two-dimensional array of pixels, configured to output the pattern of light, is configured to transmit at least a portion of non-visible light emitted by the one or more emitters to the eye of the user and to transmit at least a portion of non-visible light from the eye of the user toward the one or more sensors; and
the two-dimensional array of lenses is configured to transmit at least a portion of non-visible light emitted by the one or more emitters to the eye of the user and to transmit at least a portion of non-visible light from the eye of the user toward the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,274,221

HEAT EXCHANGER

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. A heat exchanger for exchanging heat between first and second air streams respectively flowing through first and second ducts of a ventilation system that are spaced apart along a horizontal axis, the heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of heat pipes, each heat pipe having first and second end portions spaced apart along a heat pipe axis and top and bottom legs extending along the heat pipe axis between the first and second end portions and having first and second end sections connected to the first and second end portions, respectively; and
a frame mounting the heat pipes, the frame being configured for installation in the ventilation system in a horizontal orientation in which the frame fixes each heat pipe so that the first end sections of the top and bottom legs are received in the first duct for thermal communication with the first air stream, the second end sections of the top and bottom legs are received in the second duct for thermal communication with the second air stream, and the heat pipe axis is inclined with respect to the horizontal axis such that the first end sections are positioned above the second end sections.

US Pat. No. 10,274,151

LIGHT GUIDING ELEMENT FOR AN ILLUMINATION UNIT

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting unit, in particular a motor vehicle headlight, comprising:at least one light-guiding element (1) for the lighting unit; and
at least one light-coupling-in element formed as a light rod (4),
wherein:
the light-guiding element (1) comprises a light-guiding body (5) having at least one light entry face (2) and at least one light exit face (3),
the at least one light entry face (2) comprises a plurality of entry sub-faces (2a) offset from one another at least in the light propagation direction (?x),
the entry sub-faces (2a) are oriented substantially normal to the light propagation direction (?x), wherein adjacent entry sub-faces (2a) border one another,
the entry sub-faces (2a) bordering one another are offset from one another by means of wall faces (6) oriented parallel to the light propagation direction (?x), and
the light rod (4) is arranged in front of the light entry sub-face (2).

US Pat. No. 10,274,009

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail comprising a blocking feature;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail between a retracted position and an extension position;
a first working member configured to be operated between a first state and a second state relative to the second rail, the first working member comprising a main body, a first blocking part and a second blocking part, the first blocking part and the second blocking part being arranged at two opposite ends of the main body and along a longitudinal direction of the main body;
a first operating member configured to be operated to switch the first working member from the first state to the second state, the first operating member having a first extending part arranged along a longitudinal direction of the second rail;
a second working member pivoted to the second rail, the second working member comprising a third blocking part, wherein when the second rail is located at the extension position, the third blocking part of the second working member and the first blocking member of the first working member are respectively located at two opposite sides of the blocking feature; and
a second operating member configured to be operated to rotate the second working member relative to the second rail; and
a base comprising a first elastic part and a second elastic part, respectively configured to provide an elastic force to a portion of the first working member adjacent to the first blocking part and to provide an elastic force to a portion of the second working member adjacent to the third blocking part;
wherein the second blocking part protrudes from the main body toward the first extending part in a height direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the main body;
wherein the base, the first elastic part and the second elastic part are a one-piece member, and the one-piece member is arranged between the first working member and the second working member;
wherein the second working member is independently rotatable relative to the first working member;
wherein when the second rail is located at the extension position and the first working member is in the first state, the first blocking part of the first working member is located a position corresponding to the blocking feature of the first rail and configured to abut against the blocking feature, in order to prevent the second rail from being moved from the extension position toward the retracted position;
wherein when the first working member is operated in the second state, the first blocking part of the first working member is located at a position not corresponding to the blocking feature of the first rail to allow the second rail to be moved from the extension position toward the retracted position, and the second blocking part of the first working member is located at a position corresponding to the blocking feature of the first rail and configured to abut against the blocking feature, in order to prevent the second rail from being moved from a predetermined position toward the retracted position, the predetermined position is between the extension position and the retracted position;
wherein when the second rail is located at the predetermined position and the first working member is in the first state, the second blocking part of the first working member is located at a position not corresponding to the blocking feature of the first rail to allow the second rail to be retracted from the predetermined position to the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,273,623

LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE INCORPORATING DISTANCE SENSOR

Midea Group Co., Ltd., B...

1. A laundry washing machine, comprising:a wash tub disposed within a housing;
a water inlet configured to dispense water into the wash tub;
a distance sensor oriented to sense a distance within the wash tub; and
a controller coupled to the water inlet and the distance sensor, the controller configured to perform a wash cycle on a load disposed in the wash tub, the controller further configured to:
determine dry and wet distance values associated with the load using the distance sensor, the dry distance value associated with a height of the load in the wash tub prior to dispensing of water into the wash tub by the water inlet and the wet distance value associated with a height of the load in the wash tub after water is dispensed into the wash tub; and
dynamically configure one or more settings of the wash cycle based upon the determined dry and wet distance values, wherein the controller is configured to dynamically configure the one or more settings based upon the determined dry and wet distance values by selectively enabling out-of-balance checking during a spin phase of the wash cycle based upon the determined dry and wet distance values.

US Pat. No. 10,272,260

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DIAGNOSING, MONITORING, OR TREATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS THROUGH AN OPENING THROUGH AN AIRWAY WALL

Broncus Medical Inc., Sa...

1. A method of treating a target tissue in a parenchymal tissue of a lung of a patient, the method comprising:locating a target site on an airway wall;
creating an opening through the airway wall at the target site;
advancing an elongate instrument through the opening to the target tissue, said elongate instrument comprising an access lumen;
advancing a light delivery instrument through the access lumen and through the opening into the parenchyma to the target tissue in the parenchymal tissue of the lung;
administering a photosensitive drug to the patient; and
directing a beam of light locally at the target tissue, while minimizing collateral damage to surrounding tissue, such that the light activates the photosensitive drug at the target tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,271,940

FIXATION OF INTRALUMINAL DEVICE

BFKW, LLC, Grand Rapids,...

1. A method of fixing an intraluminal device in the GI tract of a recipient, said method comprising:deploying in the esophagus an intraluminal device having a wall that is configured to the size and shape of a portion of the esophagus, said wall comprising a mesh and a cover over said mesh, said intraluminal device further having a filament with an enlarged portion that is connected directly with the mesh and extends in the esophagus proximate of the wall; and
engaging tissue of the esophagus with a fastener comprising a clip or suture, said engaging including endoscopically deploying the fastener in the esophagus after said deploying in the esophagus of the intraluminal device, with said fastener capturing said filament with the enlarged portion against the esophagus between the fastener and the esophagus as said fastener engages the tissue of the esophagus in order to provide engagement between said fastener and said filament with the enlarged portion and to fix said fastener with the tissue of the esophagus to fix the intraluminal device against distal migration.

US Pat. No. 10,271,699

AUTONOMOUS CLEANING DEVICE AND WIND PATH STRUCTURE OF SAME

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A wind path structure for use in an autonomous cleaning device, comprising:a cleaning component for cleaning cleaned objects, a cleaned object storage container for storing the cleaned objects, and a power component for generating a wind, the cleaning component, the cleaned object storage container, and the power component being arranged sequentially in a moving direction of the autonomous cleaning device;
a first-level wind duct located between the cleaning component and the cleaned object storage container, wherein the first-level wind duct is coupled with the power component such that the cleaned objects are delivered to the cleaned object storage container by the wind generated by the power component; and
a second-level wind duct located between the cleaned object storage container and the power component, wherein the second-level wind duct has a bell-mouth shape and includes an inner wall, the inner wall including an arc-shaped segment facing toward the wind coming from the cleaned object storage container to direct the wind to an air inlet of the power component.
US Pat. No. 10,272,017

AQUEOUS DENTAL GLASS IONOMER COMPOSITION

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An aqueous dental glass ionomer composition comprising(A) a reactive particulate glass,
(B) a water-soluble polymer comprising acidic groups, which is reactive with the particulate glass in a cement reaction,
(C) a water-soluble, hydrolysis-stable monomer having a single polymerizable double bond and optionally a carboxylic acid group or hydroxyl group;
(D) a water-soluble, hydrolysis-stable polymerizable crosslinker having at least two polymerizable carbon-carbon double bonds; and
(E) a polymerization initiator system;
wherein the water-soluble polymer comprising acidic groups according to (B) does not contain polymerizable double bonds; whereby the water-soluble polymer comprising acidic groups does not react with the water-soluble monomer according to (C) or the water-soluble, hydrolysis-stable polymerizable crosslinker according to (D), and wherein the water-soluble polymer comprising acidic groups has a molecular weight Mw of from 103 to 106 Da.
US Pat. No. 10,271,511

HYBRID TOMATO PLANT NAMED CLX37993

HM.Clause, Inc., Davis, ...

1. A seed of hybrid tomato designated CLX37993, wherein a representative sample of seed of said hybrid has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43237.
US Pat. No. 10,272,034

AURIS FORMULATIONS FOR TREATING OTIC DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

OTONOMY, INC., San Diego...

1. A method of providing sustained release of an auris sensory cell modulator into an ear of a patient, the method comprising intratympanically administering an otic composition to said patient, wherein the otic composition comprises a multiparticulate and non-microencapsulated auris sensory cell modulator and an auris acceptable gel, wherein the auris sensory cell modulator is an otic hair cell growth factor modulator, wherein the otic hair cell growth factor modulator is not a growth factor, and wherein the otic hair cell growth factor modulator modulates a receptor of at least one otic hair cell growth factor.

US Pat. No. 10,277,531

ON-DEMAND ACCESS TO COMPUTE RESOURCES

III Holdings 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A method comprising:based on a detected event associated with a local compute environment, wherein the local compute environment is separate from a remote compute environment, receiving information about the local compute environment at the remote compute environment;
receiving a request for resources in the remote compute environment, wherein a specification of resources is associated with the request, the specification of resources being based on a virtual private cluster package, where the virtual private cluster package comprises provisioning a support environment and adjustments to resource request timeframes including pre-allocation, allocation duration, and post-allocation timeframe adjustments;
based on the information and the specification of resources, reserving compute resources in the remote compute environment for a specific workload, to yield reserved compute resources, and wherein the reserved compute resources comprise at least one processor;
provisioning the reserved compute resources within the remote compute environment, wherein a configuration of the remote compute environment substantially duplicates a configuration of the local compute environment; and
receiving the specific workload from the local compute environment to the reserved compute resources in the remote compute environment, wherein the specific workload consumes the reserved compute resources.

US Pat. No. 10,277,446

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPRESSED SENSING JOINT CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

COLLISION COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A method of performing time domain channel estimation in a multi-user multiple input multiple output (“MIMO”) wireless network, the method comprising:receiving data corresponding to transmission of training signals from a plurality of users to a base station over a MIMO wireless network;
estimating a maximum delay spread for the received data according to a coherence bandwidth of the received data;
determining a limited data set by limiting the received data in a time domain according to the estimated maximum delay spread;
selecting an active tap from the limited data set;
determining a number of active taps in the MIMO multi-user wireless network;
assuming that positions of the active taps do not vary in time;
forming a well-conditioned low rank training matrix by identifying a channel model;
estimating the active tap from the formed well-conditioned low rank training matrix; and
subtracting a contribution of the selected active tap from the limited data set.

US Pat. No. 10,277,148

LOW ENERGY ELECTRIC MOTOR BRAKE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A window covering actuation apparatus comprising:a gearbox assembly configured to electromechanically operate the window covering actuation apparatus;
a primary and a secondary power source;
the gearbox assembly further comprising an electric motor with input wires;a control unit comprising a processor and memory;a motor controller connected to the electric motor and the control unit;
the primary power source connected to the control unit and the motor controller;
one or more electronic switches connected to the control unit, the motor controller, the input wires to the electric motor and the primary and secondary power source;
the memory comprising a last switch position before the primary power source disconnects;
wherein the control unit disconnects the primary power source to the motor controller and closes the one or more electronic switches, thus connecting the electric motor input wires together which causes the electric motor to brake in the last switch position; and
wherein the secondary power source powers the one or more electronic switches in the closed position to maintain the brake in the last switch position while the primary power source is disconnected.