US Pat. No. 10,284,927

COMMISSIONING LOAD DEVICES VIA CHALLENGE-RESPONSE-TIMING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A commission device configured to commission load devices, which commission device comprisesa first transmitter configured to transmit an activation signal to a load device for activating this load device,
a second transmitter configured to transmit a number of challenge signals to the activated load device, which activated load device is configured to respond to the number of challenge signals by sending back a response signal per challenge signal to the commission device,
a first receiver configured to receive the response signals from the activated load device, and
a controller configured to determine time-intervals present between transmissions of the challenge signals and receptions of the response signals, which controller is further configured to derive a position of the load device from an analysis of the time-intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,281,639

SOLID STATE LIGHTING STRIP FOR MOUNTING IN OR ON A PANEL SUPPORT ELEMENT OF A MODULAR PANEL SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A modular panel system comprising a primary panel support element, a secondary panel support element detachably coupled to the primary panel support element, and a solid state lighting strip integrated with the secondary panel support element, the solid state lighting strip comprising:a housing having a top surface facing the secondary panel support element and a bottom surface including a light exit window,
a plurality of solid state lighting elements disposed in the housing,
a light extraction layer disposed in the housing and between the solid state lighting elements,
a glare reducing layer at the light exit window, and
shielding reflectors between the lighting elements and the glare reducing layer,wherein the light extraction layer and the glare reducing layer are arranged opposite each other,wherein the plurality of solid state lighting elements are arranged adjacent to the light extraction layer such that light emitted by said solid state lighting elements is coupled into the glare reducing layer via the light extraction layer and the light exits through the light exit window of the housing,wherein the plurality of solid state lighting elements comprises a first group of solid state lighting elements and a second group of solid state lighting elements on opposite sides of the light extraction layer, andwherein a pitch of the solid state lighting elements in said groups is less than twice of a width of the light extraction layer.

US Pat. No. 10,285,258

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) COMPARTMENT SHIELDING FOR COMPONENTS DISPOSED INSIDE OF SYSTEM ELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system module package comprising:a substrate;
circuitry comprising at least one electrical component mounted over a surface of the substrate;
a common electrical ground structure disposed on the surface of the substrate, the common electrical ground structure comprising at least first and second portions, wherein the first portion and the second portion of the common electrical ground structure provide a unitary elongated conductive strip; and
a compartment electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, the compartment EMI shield surrounding and extending over at least one portion of the circuitry, the compartment EMI shield comprising at least a first set of bond wires, each wire having a first length that extends over and is spaced apart from said at least one electrical component and having second and third lengths that extend from opposite ends of the respective first length and connect to the common electrical ground structure, the first lengths being substantially parallel to one another and being substantially parallel to a plane in which the surface of the substrate lies, the compartment EMI shield attenuating a frequency or frequency range of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,285,245

LIGHT SCENE CREATION OR MODIFICATION BY MEANS OF LIGHTING DEVICE USAGE DATA

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. At least one processor for use in conjunction with a lighting system including at least one lighting device adjustable with respect to intensity, beam shape, beam direction, color, saturation, hue and/or color temperature of light emitted, the at least one lighting device having a plurality of variable attributes relating to use of the at least one lighting device, wherein the variable attributes relating to use of the at least one lighting device include attributes determinative of properties of light emitted by the at least one lighting device, wherein the variable attributes determinative of properties of light emitted by the at least one lighting device include intensity, beam shape, beam direction, color, saturation, hue, and/or color temperature of light emitted by the at least one lighting device, each attribute having a range of available values, the lighting system being configured such that adjustment of at least one of the plurality of variable attributes relating to use of the at least one lighting device can be carried out by means of transmitting control signals to the respective at least one lighting device, the processor being configured to: receive usage data from the lighting system, the usage data relating to any change in value or values of at least one attribute during use of the at least one lighting device, on basis of the usage data, determine a lighting device settings profile for the at least one lighting device, the lighting device settings profile defining a mode of use of the at least one lighting device that is determined by the processor based on the usage data; and on basis of the lighting device settings profile, generating the control signals for controlling the at least one lighting device based on the defined mode of use determined for the respective at least one lighting device; wherein the processor is configured to receive second data defining a lighting scene and to determine said control signals based on both said second data and said usage data such that said control signals cause light output of the lighting device to replicate said lighting scene based on said usage data.

US Pat. No. 10,285,249

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system controller configured to control at least one controllable luminaire, the lighting system controller comprising:a task definer configured to define at least one task to be performed;
a status determiner configured to determine a status of the at least one task based on comparing sensor data, received from at least one device, against definitions provided by the task definer, wherein the at least one device is physically separated from the lighting system controller and is arranged for determining a state of an object interacted with by a user;
a control signal generator configured to generate at least one lighting system signal based on a received lighting system signal input, received from a physical or software defined switch, indicative of a lighting effect desired by a user, and
a control signal controller configured to output the at least one lighting system signal to the at least one controllable luminaire enabling the lighting system to produce the desired lighting effect based on the status determiner indicating that the at least one task has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,281,128

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING A SPLIT LIGHTING ENGINE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a split lighting engine with at least two thermally separated sub-engines, said lighting device further comprising an envelope and common driver circuitry connected to each sub-engine, the common driver circuitry adapted to provide an electric current or power to each sub-engine, wherein the sub-engines are arranged within the envelope along an optical axis of the lighting device, wherein each sub-engine comprises:
at least one solid state light source connected to the common driver circuitry; and
a component connected to the common driver circuitry, the component adapted to regulate the electric current or power to the at least one solid state light source based on a thermal environment of each sub-engine,
wherein each sub-engine adapts to and operates at a maximum temperature and light output based on the thermal environment.

US Pat. No. 10,285,248

TRANSMITTER COMPRISING A TRANSMISSION QUEUE AND CORRESPONDING SOURCE DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A transmitting device comprising:a transmitter; and
a controller for receiving transmission requests from a request source, each of the transmission requests requesting transmission of a corresponding message from the transmitter;
wherein the controller comprises a queue for queuing data in a sequence of queue places, the controller being configured to queue the transmission requests in respective ones of the places in an order from a front of the queue backwards, and to enact the transmission request at the front of the queue by controlling the transmitter to perform the transmission of the corresponding message; and
wherein the controller is configured to detect that at least one of said transmission requests is to be treated as a repeating request, and in response to re-insert the repeating request in the queue in one of places farther back than the front after transmission of the corresponding message, so as to retransmit the corresponding message at least once.

US Pat. No. 10,282,794

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ENERGY AND GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) APPORTIONMENT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method, operable in a processor, for apportioning energy costs for equipment operation, said method causing said processor to execute the steps comprising:receiving, from at least one sub-meter, at least one energy usage and an energy demand corresponding to each of said at least one energy usage during a known period;
receiving, from a master-meter, a total energy usage and a corresponding total energy demand during said known period;
determining a residual energy usage from said total energy usage and said at least one energy usage and a residual energy demand from said total energy demand and said energy demand corresponding to each of said at least one energy usage;
determining a maximum energy demand over said known period, wherein said maximum energy demand is a maximum of an average value of said energy demand corresponding to each of said at least one energy usage determined in each of a plurality of second known periods;
determining a maximum total energy demand over said known period wherein said maximum total energy demand is a maximum of an average value of said received total energy demand determined in each of said plurality of second known periods;
determining a cost of said total energy usage based on at least said total energy usage and said maximum total energy demand;
determining a cost of said residual energy usage based on at least said determined residual energy usage and said maximum residual energy demand;
apportioning said energy costs of equipment operation based on said cost of said total energy usage and said cost of said residual energy usage; and
determining a source of energy generation of said total energy usage and each of said at least one energy usage;
retrieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission value associated with the source of generation of said total energy usage and each of said at least one energy usage;
determining an effective emission factor based on the determined sources of energy generation; and
determining the GHG emission based on the effective emission factor.

US Pat. No. 10,282,609

IDENTITY VERIFICATION AND APPARATUS

UTECHZONE CO., LTD., New...

1. An identity verification method, comprising:analyzing an image sequence of a user to determine whether a biological feature conforms to a preset feature;
displaying an input interface in response to that the biological feature conforms to the preset feature;
detecting a blinking movement of the user by executing an eye tracking detection for a face image sequence in the image sequence;
determining whether the blinking movement of the user conforms a preset movement by executing a mental verification; and
determining the mental verification as passed if the blinking movement conforms to the preset movement,
executing the eye tracking detection for the face image sequence to detect an eye movement status of the user;
executing a free will verification procedure based on the eye movement status to determine whether the user is in a state of free will or not in the state of free will;
activating an operating procedure when determining the user as in the state of free will; and
generating a warning signal and activating the operating procedure when determining the user as not in the state of free will,
wherein the step of executing the free will verification procedure based on the eye movement status comprises:
determining the user as in the state of free will and granting a full authority of the operating procedure when a password string through input of an eye movement confirms to a first string; and
determining the user as not in the state of free will and granting a partial authority of the operating procedure when the password string confirms to a second string.

US Pat. No. 10,285,142

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of transceiving a synchronization signal by a user equipment (UE) supporting a device-to-device (D2D) communication between UEs, the method comprising:receiving, at a first UE, a D2D synchronization signal transmitted from a second UE, the D2D synchronization signal comprising a primary D2D synchronization signal (PD2DSS) and a secondary D2D synchronization signal (SD2DSS);
determining, based on the received PD2DSS, a root index used for the received PD2DSS, wherein the root index used for the received PD2DSS has one of two integer values X and Y, and wherein each of the integer value X and integer value Y is not an element of a set {25, 29, 34};
determining, based on the root index integer value X or Y, a type of a synchronization source;
determining the SD2DSS mapped in two Single Carrier-Frequency Division Multiplexing (SC-FDM) symbols in a same subframe; and
configuring one of two different modes, based on determining whether a first m-sequence of the SD2DSS is mapped to first sub-carriers of the two SC-FDM symbols or mapped to second sub-carriers of the two SC-FDM symbols,
wherein indexes of the first sub-carriers are even numbers and indexes of the second sub-carriers are odd numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,285,320

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT DEVICE OF BOARD PRODUCTION LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A production management device that manages board production of a board production line, which includes a board production device that performs various types of production processing with respect to the board and an inspection device that inspects the produced board, the production management device comprising:a permission determination section that determines permission for performing an operation command received by the board production device, based on an inspection state and an inspection result of initial boards inspected by the inspection device, the initial boards being produced during a test production process and a quantity of the initial boards produced during the test production process being a test quantity; and
a processing management section that controls processing of the operation command in the board production device in a main production process for a production quantity of boards based on a determination result by the permission determination section, the production quantity being greater that the test quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,284,768

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An image processing method, wherein the method comprises:acquiring two images of the same scene shot in the same position with the same aperture pattern and different depth of field parameters;
performing frequency-domain conversion on each of the images, to obtain a frequency-domain signal of each image; and
obtaining an all-in-focus image of the scene at least according to the frequency-domain signal of each image and the different depth of field parameters;
wherein the acquiring two images of the same scene shot in the same position with the same aperture pattern and different depth of field parameters comprises: acquiring a space-domain signal of each image; and
wherein the performing frequency-domain conversion on each of the images, to obtain a frequency-domain signal of each image comprises: obtaining a maximum depth difference of the scene; and in response to that the maximum depth difference of the scene does not exceed a depth difference threshold, performing frequency-domain conversion on the space-domain signal of each image, to obtain a frequency-domain signal of each image.

US Pat. No. 10,282,968

INTELLIGENT MONITORING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. An intelligent monitoring method, the method comprising:adjusting a rotation speed of a water pump and a valve opening;
acquiring a flow, a lift, and a power of the water pump at different rotation speeds and value openings;
constructing a flow-lift-rotation speed-power model based on the adjusted rotation speeds, the acquired flows, the acquired lifts, and the acquired powers;
determining, based on a plurality of parameter values of a warning associated parameter of a to-be-monitored apparatus within a preset period, a time dependent characteristic of the warning associated parameter; and
determining a target period, based on the parameter values of the warning associated parameter of the to-be-monitored apparatus at a current time and the time dependent characteristic of the warning associated parameter, and determining whether to generate warning information based on a period interval encompassing the target period, the target period being a period between the current time and the parameter values of the warning associated parameter being greater than a threshold corresponding to the warning associated parameter, wherein the warning associated parameter comprises:
a power deviation rate, a flow deviation rate, and a lift deviation rate, the time dependent characteristic of parameter values of the warning associated parameter comprises:
a waveform characteristic of the power deviation rate of the water pump, a waveform characteristic of the flow deviation rate of the water pump, and a waveform characteristic of the lift deviation rate of the water pump; and
the determining, based on a plurality of parameter values of the warning associated parameter of the to-be-monitored apparatus within a preset period, a time dependent characteristic of parameter values of the warning associated parameter, comprises:
executing following operations to determine a comprehensive characteristic:
acquiring an operating parameter of the water pump, the operating parameter comprising one of: a flow, a lift, a power, or a rotation speed;
querying, based on the operating parameter, from the flow-lift-rotation-speed-power model indicating an associated relation between the flow, the lift, the rotation speed, and the power, data required for calculating the power deviation rate of the water pump, the flow deviation rate of the water pump and the lift deviation rate of the water pump;
calculating the power deviation rate of the water pump, the flow deviation rate of the water pump and the lift deviation rate of the water pump, based on the queried data;
determining the waveform characteristic of the power deviation rate of the water pump, the waveform characteristic of the flow deviation rate of the water pump and the waveform characteristic of the lift deviation rate of the water pump;
judging whether a sum of periods for executing the operations to determine the comprehensive characteristic is greater than the first preset period;
if not, executing the operations to determine the comprehensive characteristic again after a second preset period; and
if yes, aggregating the waveform characteristic of the power deviation rate of the water pump, the waveform characteristic of the flow deviation rate of the water pump and the waveform characteristic of the lift deviation rate of the water pump determined in each of the operations to determine the comprehensive characteristic, to obtain the waveform of the power deviation rate of the water pump, the waveform characteristic of the flow deviation rate of the water pump and the waveform characteristic of the lift deviation rate of the water pump.

US Pat. No. 10,285,318

LEAD POSITION DETECTING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT INSERTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A lead position detecting apparatus, comprising:a main body;
a gripping device which grips leads of an insert component in an axial direction of the leads, the gripping device including a first clamp and a second clamp;
a movement device which is attached to the main body arid moves the gripping device;
an imaging device which images the leads which are gripped by the first clamp and the second clamp; and
a lead position detection section which detects lead positions from an image containing the leads which are imaged by the imaging device, wherein
the first clamp includes at least one lead position restriction groove extending an entire height of the first clamp to accommodate an axial length of the leads and the second clamp includes at least one lead position restriction protrusion, and
when the gripping device grips the leads the least one lead position restriction protrusion enters the at least one lead position restriction groove with the leads therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,285,316

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component mounting device, comprising:a component insertion device that performs insertion of an electronic component into a board;
a viscous fluid applying device operatively associated with the component insertion device, the viscous fluid applying device applying viscous fluid to the board;
a heating device upstream of the component insertion device that applies heat to the board;
a conveyor device that conveys the board at least a heating region of the heating device; and
a pair of rails that hold the board provided in at least a component mounting region of the component insertion device in which the electronic component is mounted on the board.

US Pat. No. 10,285,315

BOARD WORK SYSTEM, INCLUDING A TRANSFER DEVICE TO TRANSFER A FEEDER BETWEEN WORK MACHINES

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board work system including multiple work machines arranged in a line each of the work machines configured to mount electronic components on a circuit board conveyed through the work machines, the board work system comprising:a component supply device which includes a first feeder loading section on which a first feeder which supplies the electronic components is detachably loaded, and a second feeder loading section on which a second feeder which supplies the electronic components is detachably loaded, the first feeder loading section included with a first work machine of the multiple work machines and the second feeder loading section included with a second work machine of the multiple work machines;
a first storage section to store either of the first feeder or the second feeder, the first storage section being in line with and between the first feeder loading section and the second feeder loading section; and
a transfer device that transfers either of the first feeder or the second feeder between the first feeder loading section of the first work machine, the second feeder loading section of the second work machine which is adjacent to the first work machine, and the first storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,285,314

COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter comprising:a component transfer device configured to detachably hold a held nozzle tool to which a suction nozzle is attached, move the nozzle tool, and transfer an electronic component held by the suction nozzle to a mounting position on a circuit board;
a tool station configured to store an exchange-use nozzle tool; and
a control device configured to control operation of the component transfer device and perform mounting processing of the electronic component and exchange processing of the held nozzle tool, wherein
the component transfer device is provided with a head main body, and a tool holding device configured to hold the held nozzle tool and provided to be raisable and lowerable with respect to the head main body and rotatable around a rotation axis line,
the tool station is configured to be able to store the exchange-use nozzle tool at multiple different storage angles, and
the control device is provided with an angle acquiring section configured to acquire a storage angle of the exchange-use nozzle tool in the tool station, and an exchange control section configured to, during the exchange processing, raise and lower the tool holding device to remove the exchange-use nozzle tool stored in the tool station and to hold the exchange-use nozzle tool on the tool holding device, and configured to rotate the tool holding device based on the storage angle of the exchange-use nozzle tool to perform angle alignment of the exchange-use nozzle tool with respect to the head main body.

US Pat. No. 10,285,261

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

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An electrical node, comprising:a first substrate film defining a cavity;
a first material layer arranged to at least partly fill the cavity, and to embed or at least partly cover at least one electrical element arranged into the cavity; and
a second substrate, having a first side and a second side, comprising the at least one electrical element on the first side, wherein the second substrate is arranged so that the entire first side and the at least one electrical element are positioned into the cavity and embedded in the first material layer;
wherein the first material layer comprises elastic material, to reduce thermal expansion related stresses between elements adjacent thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,285,260

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible printed circuit board, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a base layer, a first copper layer and a second copper layer, the first copper formed at one side of the base layer, and the second copper layer formed at an opposite side of the base layer;
forming a first hole extending through the base layer and the first copper layer, a bottom of the first hole sealed by the second copper layer;
posting dry films on the first copper layer and the second copper layer;
removing part of the dry films which corresponding to the part of the first hole on the first copper layer, to expose part of the first copper layer, wherein the first hole is surrounded by the exposed first copper layer and presented with a ring shape;
reducing a thickness of the copper of the exposed first copper layer to form a second hole on the first copper layer, which is communicated with the first hole;
partial plating copper at the first and the second hole to form an annular copper ring and a conducting hole, the plated copper of the conducting hole directly contacting a surface of the second copper layer facing the base layer, a surface of the annular copper ring being at a same level with a surface of the first copper layer; and
removing the dry films, and processing the first copper layer to form a circuit layer, to form the flexible printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,284,469

PROGRESSIVE MAC ADDRESS LEARNING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch, comprising:a storage device configured to store one or more forwarding entries;
a content-addressable memory, which is separate from the storage device, configured to store a forwarding data structure; and
management circuitry configured to:
in response to determining that a destination MAC address of a data frame is not present in the forwarding data structure, identify the destination MAC address and a corresponding egress port in the storage device;
create a forwarding entry comprising the destination MAC address in the forwarding data structure; and
determine an egress port for the data frame based on the forwarding entry in the forwarding data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,283,847

ANTENNA DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. An antenna device, comprising:a metal mechanism element having a slot, wherein the slot has a first end and a second end;
a ground plane coupled to the metal mechanism element;
a feeding element having a feeding point coupled to a signal source, wherein the feeding element is extended across the slot;
a grounding extension element coupled to the ground plane, wherein a vertical projection of the grounding extension element at least partially overlaps the slot; and
a dielectric substrate, wherein the grounding element, the feeding element and the grounding extension element are disposed on the dielectric substrate;
wherein the feeding element, the grounding extension element and the slot of the metal mechanism element are configured to an antenna structure, wherein the antenna structure is capable of operating in a low frequency band and a high frequency band, a distance between the feeding point and the first end of the slot is substantially less than or equal to 0.1 wavelength of the central frequency of the low frequency band, and wherein a length of the slot is substantially equal to 0.375 wavelength of the central frequency of the low frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,283,800

LIQUID COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MEMBRANE/ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELL

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

1. A liquid composition comprising:a liquid medium;
a fluoropolymer (H) which is a polymer in which all of hydrogen atoms bonded to carbon atoms are substituted by fluorine atoms, the fluoropolymer (H) having a sulfonic acid group and a ring structure; and
trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions, wherein a content of the trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions is from 1.6 to 23.3 mol % to the sulfonic acid groups (100 mol %) in the fluoropolymer (H), and an amount of a sulfate ion in the liquid composition is at most 30 ppm with respect to an amount of the fluoropolymer (H),
wherein the fluoropolymer (H) comprises a structural unit (A) comprising a sulfonic acid group and no ring structure, and a structural unit (B) comprising a ring structure and no sulfonic acid group,
the fluoropolymer (H) is obtained by a process comprising: polymerizing a monomer (a) which comprises —SO2F and no ring structure, and a monomer (b) which comprises the ring structure and no —SO2F to obtain a polymer (F); hydrolyzing —SO2F of the polymer (F) to obtain a salt form of the polymer (H); and subjecting the salt from of the polymer (H) to an acid treatment to obtain the polymer (H),
the structural unit (A) comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a structural unit (A-1), a structural unit (A-2), and a structural unit (A-3), and the structural unit (B) comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a structural unit (B-1), a structural unit (B-2), a structural unit (B-3), a structural unit (B-4), and a structural unit (B-5), the structural unit (B-5) being other than the structural units (B1) to (B4) and derived from a perfluoromonomer having at least two carbon-carbon double bonds with a polymerization reactivity and having a 5-membered ring,

wherein Q1 is a single bond, or a perfluoroalkylene group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, Y1 is a fluorine atom or a monovalent perfluoro organic group, s is 0 or 1, and Z+ is H+, a monovalent metal ion, or an ammonium ion in which one or more hydrogen atoms optionally be substituted by a hydrocarbon group,

wherein Q21 is a perfluoroalkylene group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, Q22 is a single bond, or a perfluoroalkylene group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, Y2 is a fluorine atom or a monovalent perfluoro organic group, t is 0 or 1, and Z+ is H+, a monovalent metal ion, or an ammonium ion in which one or more hydrogen atoms optionally be substituted by a hydrocarbon group,

wherein Q3 is a single bond, or a perfluoroalkylene group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, Y3 is a fluorine atom or a monovalent perfluoro organic group, u is 0 or 1, d is an integer of from 1 to 4, and Z+ is H+, a monovalent metal ion, or an ammonium ion in which one or more hydrogen atoms optionally be substituted by a hydrocarbon group,

wherein R11 to R16 are each independently a monovalent perfluoro organic group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, or a fluorine atom,

wherein R21 to R22 are each independently a fluorine atom or a C1-5 perfluoroalkyl group, and R23 to R24 are each independently a fluorine atom, a C1-5 perfluoroalkyl group, or a C1-5 perfluoroalkoxy group,

wherein R31 to R35 are each independently a fluorine atom, a C1-6 perfluoroalkyl group, or a C2-6 perfluoroalkyl group having an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms,

wherein R41 to R46 are each independently a monovalent perfluoro organic group which optionally have an etheric oxygen atom, or a fluorine atom.

US Pat. No. 10,282,116

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE ACCELERATED CACHE FLUSH

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for performing a cache flush, the method comprising:allocating one or more Internal Scatter Gather Lists (ISGLs) for the cache flush;
populating the one or more ISGLs with Cache Segment Identifiers (CSIDs) and corresponding Buffer Segment Identifiers (BSIDs) of each strip that is identified as dirty, of a skip-type Internal Scatter Gather Element (ISGE), or of a missing arm-type ISGE;
allocating a flush Local Message Identifier (LMID) as a message to be used in connection with processing the cache flush;
populating the flush LMID with an identifier of the one or more ISGLs; and
transferring the flush LMID to a cache manager module to enable the cache manager module to execute the cache flush based on information contained in the flush LMID.

US Pat. No. 10,285,317

COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter for mounting components on a board, the component mounter comprising:a holding member configured to hold the board at a holding surface;
a heater configured to heat an entire surface of the board;
a mounting head configured to mount the components on the board held by the holding member;
a pressing head configured to apply pressure to the component mounted on the board at a specified region that is narrower than a mounting region of the board; and
a control means configured to, after using the mounting head to perform a mounting process of mounting a component in the specified region within the mounting region of the board held by the holding member, use the pressing head to perform a pressing process of applying pressure to the component in the specified region mounted on the board while the heater heats the entire surface of the board, and use the mounting head to perform a next mounting process of mounting a component in the next specified region of the board while the pressing process is being performed.

US Pat. No. 10,285,227

PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTABLE INTERFACE FOR DIMMING LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive and decode an input signal, the decoded input signal having a first modulation format,
generate a light emitting diode (LED) dimming signal by converting the first modulation format to a second modulation format,
add a dither signal to the decoded input signal to form a dithered input signal;
modulate the dithered input signal to have the first modulation format, and
over-sample the dithered input signal at an over-sampling ratio that is programmable with respect to the input signal, the input signal being a digital signal corresponding to an intensity level of an LED.

US Pat. No. 10,284,887

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ASSIST SYNCHRONIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED PLAY OUT OF CONTENT

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method comprising:extracting, at a first station, at least a plurality of first features from audio captured by a first microphone at the first station;
receiving, at the first station from a communication network, at least a plurality of second features of audio captured by a second microphone at a second station, the second features being extracted at the second station, each of the first features and the second features forming an identifiable representation of aspects of the corresponding captured audio;
storing the received plurality of second features in a buffer at the first station;
comparing the extracted plurality of first and second audio features to determine if a latency exists between the first and second stations, and if so, then
generating synchronization information to initiate at least one of a pause or jump operation in connection with content playing out by at least one of the first and second stations for an interval corresponding to an interval by which one station leads the other station to synchronize content undergoing play out at the first and second stations; and
purging the buffer once said content undergoing play out at the first and second stations is synchronized, said purging being a different event from an end of the content play out, and being performed in response to a reset message indicating the content play out being synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,284,168

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:an acoustic reflector disposed in a substrate;
a lower electrode disposed over the acoustic reflector;
a piezoelectric layer disposed over the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode disposed over the piezoelectric layer, a contacting overlap of the lower electrode, the piezoelectric layer, and the upper electrode over the acoustic reflector comprising an active area of the BAW resonator, wherein an opening exists in and extends completely through the upper electrode in a region of the BAW resonator susceptible to unacceptable overheating, the region being located where self-heating is the greatest, and having an areal dimension, wherein the opening is located in the region, and has the areal dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,283,905

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising;a plug with a plug body comprising a contact holder portion;
an annular locking ring movable about a plug-in axis, attached to the plug body, and concentrically surrounding the contact holder portion, wherein an elastic element holds the locking ring in a rest position and wherein the locking ring has a first recess at a first end extending opposite a direction of insertion diagonally to the plug-in axis, wherein it creates a guide surface; and
a mating connector having a plug-receiving portion configured to receive the contact holder portion of the plug, wherein the plug-receiving portion is surrounded by a collar, on the outside of which a projection is provided, which, when mating the plug and the mating connector, engages the guide surface and rotates the locking ring against a spring force of the elastic element about the plug-in axis in a first direction, wherein the locking ring has a second recess at a second end, wherein the projection and the second recess are in a plane perpendicular to the plug-in axis in fully assembled state, wherein the spring force rotates the locking ring against the first direction, so that the projection is received in the second recess and locks the plug body with the plug-receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,283,699

HALL-EFFECT SENSOR ISOLATOR

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A coupler, comprising:a first conductor configured to induce a magnetic field as electrical current flows through the first conductor;
a second conductor that is electrically isolated from the first conductor;
a semiconductor connected to a first surface of the second conductor, wherein the semiconductor comprises a top surface with a magnetic sensor provided thereon;
an isolation material sandwiched between the top surface of the semiconductor and the first conductor, the isolation material providing an electrical isolation between the first conductor and both the semiconductor as well as the second conductor;
an encapsulant that substantially encapsulates the semiconductor, a piece of the first conductor, a piece of the second conductor, and the isolation material; and
one or more bondwires connected between one or more bond pads of the semiconductor and the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,283,290

ROTARY SWITCH EMPLOYING KEYPAD OR SIMILAR MECHANISM FOR POSITION INDICATION

Carling Technologies, Inc...

1. A rotary switch comprising:a plurality of contacts;
a knob having an axis of rotation and moveable to a plurality of angular positions;
a plurality of elongated members, each having a proximal end and extending in a longitudinal direction generally parallel to the axis of said knob;
a plurality of conductive members, each moveable in the longitudinal direction;
each of said plurality of elongated members having a distal end adjacent to one of said plurality of conductive members;
wherein angular movement of said knob translates to longitudinal displacement of said plurality of conductive members; wherein each of the plurality of conductive members comprises a resilient member which urges a corresponding conductive member away from a corresponding set of contacts;
wherein said knob comprises a side wall having a lower end;
wherein the proximal end of each of said plurality of elongated members comprises a tapered end, a plurality of which sit against the lower end of the side wall of said knob so that a plurality of elongated members cause a plurality of conductive members to be in contact with the plurality of contacts;
wherein the lower end of the side wall of said knob includes a cavity at an angular position, the cavity having a shape corresponding to a shape of the tapered ends of the plurality of elongated members;
wherein one of the plurality of elongated members is longitudinally displaced when said knob is rotated to an angular position corresponding to the one of the plurality of elongated members; and
wherein the conductive member associated with the longitudinally displaced elongated member is urged out of contact with a corresponding contact by the corresponding resilient member while simultaneously the cooperation of the tapered end of the longitudinally displaced elongated member with the correspondingly shaped cavity in the lower end of the side wall of said knob causes the tapered end of the longitudinally displaced elongated member to seat within the correspondingly shaped cavity in the lower end of the side wall of said knob so as to provide haptic feedback for a user indicative of said knob being in a specific rotational position.

US Pat. No. 10,282,301

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE ACCELERATED READ-AHEAD CACHING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for read-ahead caching, the method comprising:determining that a read-ahead operation is to be performed in response to receiving a host Input/Output (I/O) command;
in response to determining that the read-ahead operation is to be performed, allocating a new Local Message Identifier (LMID) for the read-ahead operation;
sending a buffer allocation request to a buffer manager module, the buffer allocation request containing parameters associated with the read-ahead operation;
causing the buffer manager module to allocate at least one Internal Scatter Gather List (ISGL) and Buffer Section Identifier (BSID) in accordance with the parameters contained in the buffer allocation request;
enabling the allocated ISGL and BSID to be used in connection with the read-ahead operation;
transferring information describing the new LMID to a cache manager module; and
enabling the cache manager module to perform a hash search using a row or strip number and identification information available in the new LMID.

US Pat. No. 10,282,211

OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE INSTALL AND BOOT UP FROM A STORAGE AREA NETWORK DEVICE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for a computer network including a storage area network (SAN) device, the method comprising:mapping at least one boot logical unit (LUN) of the SAN device to a communication port of at least one converged network adapter (CNA) belonging to at least one computer server;
sending one or more operating system (OS) images from a provisioning server to a converged network switch, the converge network switch supporting a plurality of computer communication protocols through a plurality of communication ports;
sending the one or more operating system images from the converged network switch to the communication port of the at least one converged network adapter using a first network communication protocol;
downloading at least one of the one or more operating system software images through the converged network switch to the communication port of the at least one converged network adapter using the first network communication protocol;
writing the at least one operating system image into the at least one boot logical unit of the SAN device through the communication port of the at least one CNA using a second communication protocol; and
booting the at least one computer server with the at least one operating system image stored in the at least one boot logical unit of the SAN device.

US Pat. No. 10,281,728

CONSTANT-FORCE HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A restraint system for use with a head mounted article, the system comprising:at least one tensioner mechanism, including:
a housing having an anchor portion connectable to a head mounted article;
a slider positioned in the housing for axial movement between a retracted position and an extended position; and
a tension element comprising a ribbon of spring metal having:
a first end portion rolled around a rotatable spool that is coupled to the housing such that the rotatable spool is circumferentially surrounded by the ribbon of spring metal when the slider is in the retracted position; and
a second end portion that is unrolled and coupled to the slider, wherein the ribbon of spring metal applies a substantially constant urging force toward the retracted position throughout the axial movement between the retracted position and the extended position; and
a strap coupled to the slider and configured to support the head mounted article on a user's head.

US Pat. No. 10,280,942

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR AND WATER CHILLING UNIT HAVING THE SAME

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A centrifugal compressor, comprising:an impeller (2);
a diffuser (3), the diffuser (3) comprising a pressurization passage (31), wherein air flows through the impeller (2) and enters an inlet of the pressurization passage (31);
a volute (8), configured to collect the air pressurized by the diffuser (3);
an exhaust diffuser pipe (9), fluidly connected with the volute (8), an extending direction of the exhaust diffuser pipe (9) inclining downwards with respect to a horizontal plane;
a gear box (5); and
a coolant passage (4) configured to import a coolant from the outside, wherein the coolant passage (4) comprises:
a liquid spraying hole (41) provided at an inlet end of the pressurization passage (31);
a first flow guide hole (42) provided in an interior of a side wall of the gear box (5) and fluidly connected with the liquid spraying hole (41); and
a second flow guide hole (43) configured to fluidly connect each of the plurality of liquid spraying holes (41) with the first flow guide hole (42).

US Pat. No. 10,279,095

GUIDABLE INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD PUMP AND RELATED METHODS

Maquet Cardiovascular LLC...

1. A method for perfusing a patient with an intravascular blood pump system, the intravascular blood pump system comprising:an intravascular blood pump comprising a rotor having a rotor hub tapering in a distal direction, at least one blade extending outward from the rotor hub, the rotor hub having a distal end extending distally beyond a most distal portion of the at least one blade and a shroud within which the rotor is rotatably disposed;
a cannula extending from the shroud and comprising an outer cannula surface, the outer cannula surface having a substantially circular cross-section along a portion of its length;
a guide mechanism comprising a lumen having a proximal end and a distal end, the guide mechanism adapted to guide a distal portion of said intravascular blood pump system to a predetermined location within a circulatory system of the patient, wherein an axis coaxial with and extending through a portion of said guide mechanism extends through a region delimited by the outer cannula surface, and wherein the guide mechanism is configured to allow for a guide wire to slideably advance therealong, the method comprising the steps of:
progressing the guide wire to a predetermined location in the circulatory system of the patient; and
advancing the intravascular blood pump system along the guide wire to the predetermined location.
US Pat. No. 10,280,226

ANTI-GITR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Agenus Inc., Lexington, ...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to human GITR, comprising:(a) a heavy chain variable region (VH) comprising a VH CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of DYAMY (SEQ ID NO: 13),
a VH CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of VIRTYSGDVTYNQKFKD (SEQ ID NO: 14), and
a VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SGTVRGFAY (SEQ ID NO: 15); and
(b) a light chain variable region (VL) comprising a VL CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of KSSQSLLNSGNQKNYLT (SEQ ID NO: 16),
a VL CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of WASTRES (SEQ ID NO: 17), and
a VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of QNDYSYPYT (SEQ ID NO: 18).

US Pat. No. 10,285,319

COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting line management device, comprising:a component mounting line in which a plurality of component mounting machines are arranged, a component mounting machine of the plurality of component mounting machines mounting a component on a printed circuit board, the component mounting machine including a plurality of installation devices which are feeders detachably attached at an installation position of the component mounting machine; and
a configuration management device that is connected to each of the component mounting machines through a communication line, and stores installation device identification information and location information in correlation with each other, the installation device identification information identifying each of the plurality of installation devices and the location information indicating an installation position of the installation device in the component mounting machine,
wherein the configuration management device includes a communication-normal-time installation device determination section that receives from the component mounting machine transmission of a transmitted installation device identification information and a transmitted location information when the installation device is attached at the installation position, and that compares the transmitted installation device identification information and the transmitted location information to the installation device identification information and the location information stored in the configuration management device, so as to determine whether the installation device is used for mounting the component on the printed circuit board,
wherein each of the component mounting machines includes an installation device information memory device configured to communicate with the configuration management device that also stores the installation device identification information of the installation device attached at the installation position, and the location information on the installation position in correlation with each other,
wherein each of the component mounting machines includes a communication-abnormal-time installation device determination section that compares the installation device identification information of the installation device attached at the installation position and the location information on the installation position when communication with the configuration management device is impossible, to installation device identification information of the installation device and location information correlated with the installation device identification information which are stored in the installation device information memory device, so as to determine whether the installation device is used for mounting the component on the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,285,313

FEEDER DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder device comprising:a component supply tape including carrier tape that stores components respectively in many component storage sections formed in a lengthwise direction of the tape and including cover tape attached to a specified attachment surface on an upper surface of the carrier tape that prevents the components from falling from the component storage sections;
a tape feeding mechanism to feed the component supply tape; and
a tape peeling mechanism provided with a peeling member configured to enter a leading end surface in a feeding direction of the component supply tape so as to peel the cover tape from the carrier tape as the component supply tape is fed thereby enabling the components to be supplied from the component storage sections of the carrier tape at a component supply position, wherein
the peeling member is displaced upwards after entering the leading end surface of the carrier tape as the component supply tape is fed,
the peeling member includes a leading end section configured to enter the leading end surface of the carrier tape first,
the leading end section includes an upper surface ending at a leading end upper edge arranged lower than an upper surface height of the carrier tape, a lower surface parallel to the carrier tape, and a rounded surface that extends between the lower surface and the leading end upper edge, and
a length in the feeding direction of the curved surface of the leading end section of the peeling member is shorter than a distance between the leading end surface of the carrier tape and a leading component storage section in the feeding direction.

US Pat. No. 10,284,991

METHODS FOR DETERMINING RELATIVE LOCATIONS OF WIRELESS LOUDSPEAKERS

Avago Technologies Intern...

9. A method comprising:receiving a responsive wireless timing transmission signal that includes timing information from each of a plurality of wireless loudspeakers arranged in an acoustic space;
determining a location in the acoustic space of one or more of the plurality of wireless loudspeakers based on the timing information;
generating and providing a location indication, the location indication being indicative of whether a loudspeaker of the plurality of wireless loudspeakers is properly located based on the location; and
providing wireless audio transmission signals to the plurality of wireless loudspeakers.

US Pat. No. 10,284,650

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC HANDLING IN REAL TIME OF DATA STREAMS WITH VARIABLE AND UNPREDICTABLE BEHAVIOR

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A master controller device for supervising data stream storage, comprising:a plurality of storage node units;
at least one Data Repository Unit controller device;
at least one probe control unit; and
at least one processing device, the processing device configured to execute programmable software instructions to perform operations including:
communicating with at least one probe that captures network data and outputs the captured network data as a plurality of data streams;
receiving from the at least one probe registration data associated with respective data streams, the registration data including identification of the associated probes that output the respective data streams;
selecting at least one data repository unit of the plurality of data repository units to store the first data stream in real time based on a capacity of the plurality of data repository units to receive and store data;
determining that capacity is not sufficient for the data stream in response to a change in the capacity of the plurality of data repository units to receive and store data;
determining a corrective action in response to the determination that the capacity is not sufficient; and
notifying the probe identified in association with the first data stream about the corrective action and implementing the corrective action in the identified probe.

US Pat. No. 10,284,296

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN AND THROUGH A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

DALI SYSTEMS CO. LTD., G...

1. A method for operating a Distributed Antenna System (DAS), the method comprising:providing a first Digital Remote Unit (DRU) and a second DRU, wherein the first DRU and the second DRU are operable to send and receive wireless radio signals, wherein the first DRU is associated with a first geographic area and the second DRU is associated with a second geographic area adjacent to the first geographic area;
providing a Digital Access Unit (DAU) operable to communicate with the first DRU and the second DRU via an optical signal, wherein the DAU is coupled to at least one sector of a base transceiver station (BTS);
receiving first uplink signals at the first DRU;
monitoring, at the first DRU, train activity in the first geographic area;
increasing a first gain coefficient associated with the first DRU in response to determining an increase in monitored train activity in the first geographic area;
scaling the first uplink signals received at the first DRU by the first gain coefficient;
transmitting, to the DAU, the first scaled uplink signals;
decreasing the first gain coefficient associated with the first DRU in response to determining a decrease in monitored train activity in the first geographic area;
increasing a second gain coefficient associated with the second DRU in response to determining an increase in monitored train activity in the second geographic area;
receiving second uplink signals at the second DRU;
scaling the second uplink signals received at the second DRU by the second gain coefficient; and
transmitting, to the DAU, the second scaled uplink signals.

US Pat. No. 10,283,869

MIMO ANTENNA AND WIRELESS DEVICE

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A MIMO antenna, comprising:a ground plane; and
a plurality of dipole antenna elements positioned in the vicinity of the ground plane such that each of the dipole antenna elements is configured to resonate through electromagnetic field coupling excluding electrostatic capacitive coupling and electromagnetic induction coupling,
wherein each of the dipole antenna elements includes a radiating element comprising a conductor portion extending along an outer edge portion of the ground plane, a feeding portion that feeds the radiating element, and a feeding element having Le37 of less than or equal to (?)? and spaced apart from the radiating element by a coupling distance such that the feeding element is configured to resonate at and couple with the radiating element in a near field through the electromagnetic field coupling excluding electrostatic capacitive coupling and electromagnetic induction coupling and feeds the radiating element via the feeding portion through non-contact feeding, where Le37 denotes an electrical length that imparts a fundamental mode of resonance to the feeding element and ? denotes a wavelength on the feeding element or the radiating element at a resonant frequency of the fundamental mode of the radiating element.

US Pat. No. 10,283,665

COMPENSATED PHOTONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SiFotonics Technologies C...

1. A photonic device, comprising:a silicon on insulator (SOI) substrate with a buried oxide (BOX) layer therein;
a Si waveguide and an n-type contact layer formed above the BOX layer in the SOI substrate;
a Si multiplication layer disposed on a first portion of the n-type contact layer;
a p-type Si charge layer formed on the Si multiplications layer;
a germanium (Ge) absorption layer disposed on and directly in contact with the p- type Si charge layer;
a passivation layer disposed on a second portion of the n-type contact layer and the Si waveguide layer;
a p-type contact layer disposed on the Ge absorption layer; and
a metal layer disposed on the p-type contact layer,
wherein a compensated region is formed between the p-type Si charge layer and the Ge absorption layer with a portion of the compensated region in the p-type Si charge layer and another portion of the compensated region in the Ge absorption layer, and
wherein the Si waveguide operates by receiving an incident optical beam in a direction parallel to an interface between the Si waveguide and the SOI substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,282,235

SINGLE-CLICK EJECTION OF PERIPHERAL DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH VIRTUAL MACHINES

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a guest agent running on a virtual machine managed by a virtual machine manager (VMM) of a host computer system, a device removal request from the VMM, the device removal request identifying a peripheral device to be unmounted by the virtual machine;
causing, by the guest agent, a guest operating system (OS) of the virtual machine to unmount the peripheral device;
receiving, by the guest agent, a notification of completion of a device unmounting operation performed by the virtual machine with respect to the peripheral device; and
transmitting, by the guest agent to the VMM, an operation completion status identified by the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,281,210

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS COR...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a table configured to support a substrate horizontally;
a rotation actuator configured to rotate the table in a horizontal plane;
a treatment liquid supplier configured to supply a treatment liquid to a surface of the substrate that is rotating;
a solvent supplier configured to supply a liquid volatile solvent to the surface of the rotating substrate that is supplied with the treatment liquid;
a heater configured to heat the rotating substrate such that a gas layer is formed on the surface of the substrate, which has been supplied with the volatile solvent, to make the volatile solvent into a liquid ball; and
a controller configured to control the heater not to heat the substrate while the solvent supplier is supplying the volatile solvent to the substrate, and to start heating the substrate where the liquid volatile solvent remains after completion of supply of the volatile solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,279,482

BRAKING AND REGENERATION CONTROL IN A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a hydraulic actuator cylinder controlling motion of a member of the robot, the hydraulic actuator cylinder comprising a piston, a first chamber, and a second chamber;
a valve system configured to control hydraulic fluid flow between a supply line of pressurized hydraulic fluid, the first and second chambers, and a return line, the valve system configured to couple the first chamber to the supply line of pressurized fluid and couple the second chamber to the return line to move the piston in a forward direction; and
a controller configured to:
provide a first signal to the valve system to cause the piston to follow a desired trajectory, the desired trajectory indicating movement by the piston in the forward direction from a first position until the piston stops at a second position, then move in a reverse direction;
when the piston is between the first position and the second position while moving in the forward direction:
receive sensor information from a sensor system indicative of a speed of the piston and a pressure level in the second chamber; and
provide a second signal to the valve system based on the speed of the piston and the pressure level in the second chamber, the second signal causing the piston to override the desired trajectory and stop at a third position disposed between the first position and the second position; and
prior to when the piston would have reached the third position if the piston was moving in the reverse direction according to the desired trajectory, provide a third signal to the valve system to resume moving the piston in the reverse direction based on the desired trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,285,239

PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR SHORT CIRCUIT OF LED POWER SUPPLY

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A protection circuit for short circuit of LED power supply, the output of the LED power supply being a constant voltage, comprising:a constant voltage source connected to the LED power supply;
a constant current source powered by the LED power supply, the constant current source being provided in parallel with the constant voltage source;
a switching module for controlling the constant current source to be turn off or turn on, the switching module comprising a PNP type transistor connected in series to the constant current source; and
an output current detecting module for controlling the switching module to be turn off or turn on, the output current detecting module comprising a NPN type transistor, a base of the NPN type transistor being electrically connected to a output terminal of the constant voltage source, an emitter of the NPN type transistor grounding, and a collector of the NPN type transistor being electrically connected to a base of the PNP type transistor,
wherein the output current detecting module comprises two divider resisters, one of the two divider resisters is electrically connected in series between the constant current source and the collector of the NPN type transistor, the other is electrically connected in series between the emitter of the NPN type transistor and ground, and the constant voltage source provides a voltage to the base of the NPN type transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,284,750

LIGHTNESS MAPPING IN TWO STEPS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. Method of color gamut mapping source colors into targets colors from a source color gamut towards a target color gamut in a gamut mapping color space that can be partitioned into 2D constant-hue leaves having axes for lightness and chroma, said method comprising:first lightness-mapping each source color having a lightness L into a first lightness-mapped color having a lightness L? according to a first lightness-mapping function ƒ1(C,L) associated with the constant-hue leaf comprising said source color, wherein said lightness-mapping function is defined such that a source cusp color defined as a color having a highest color chroma CCSOURCE in said constant-hue leaf and in said source color gamut is lightness-mapped according to said function into a target cusp color defined as a color having a highest color chroma CCTARGET in said constant-hue leaf and in said target color gamut, and,when said first lightness-mapped color is located out of said target color gamut:second lightness-mapping said first lightness-mapped color into a second lightness-mapped color such that this second lightness-mapped color is located inside said target color gamut or outside said target color gamut but closer to the boundary of said target color gamut than before said second lightness-mapping, and such that any two different first mapped colors that are second lightness-mapped are second lightness-mapped into different second lightness-mapped colors.

US Pat. No. 10,284,124

MOTOR DIVING CIRCUIT

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A motor driving circuit for receiving a control signal to output at least one output current for driving a motor, the motor driving circuit comprising:an input module for receiving the control signal and transforming the control signal as an input signal;
a gain module electrically connected to the input module for receiving and amplifying the input signal;
an output module electrically connected to the gain module, wherein the output module includes an output terminal; the output module including:
a first output switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, wherein the second terminal of the first output switch is used for receiving a first output control signal of the gain module;
a second output switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, wherein the second terminal of the second output switch is used for receiving a second output control signal of the gain module, and the first terminal of the second output switch is electrically connected to the third terminal of the first output switch;
a first slew rate limiting module including a first limiting terminal and a second limiting terminal, the first limiting terminal electrically connected to the output terminal of the output module, and the second limiting terminal electrically connected to the second terminal of the first output switch, wherein the first slew rate limiting module has a first limiting parameter; and
a second slew rate limiting module including a first limiting terminal and a second limiting terminal, the first limiting terminal electrically connected to the output terminal of the output module, and the second limiting terminal electrically connected to the second terminal of the second output switch, wherein the second slew rate includes a second limiting parameter;
wherein an output current is outputted by the output terminal of the output module; when a rising slew rate of the output current is less than a first slew rate value, the first slew rate limiting module does not operate; when the rising slew rate of the output current is greater than the first slew rate value, the motor driving circuit limits the rising slew rate of the output current based on the first limiting parameter of the first slew rate limiting module;
wherein the first slew rate limiting module comprises:
a first current mirror unit including:
a first current mirror switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, the first terminal of the first current mirror switch electrically connected to a first reference voltage; and
a second current mirror switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, the first terminal of the second current mirror switch electrically connected to the first reference voltage; and
a first limiting unit including:
a first limiting capacitance including a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first limiting switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal; and
a second limiting switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, wherein the third terminal of the first limiting switch and the third terminal of the second limiting switch are electrically connected a second reference voltage; and
wherein the second terminal of the first current mirror switch is electrically connected to the second terminal of the second current mirror switch and the third terminal of the second current mirror switch, the third terminal of the first current mirror switch is electrically connected to the first limiting terminal of the first slew rate limiting module, the third terminal of the second current mirror switch is electrically connected to the first terminal of the second limiting switch, the first terminal of the first limiting switch is electrically connected to the second terminal of the second limiting switch, the second terminal of the first limiting switch is electrically connected to a first bias voltage, the first terminal of the first limiting switch is electrically connected to the second terminal of the first limiting capacitance, and the first terminal of the first limiting capacitance is electrically connected to the second limiting terminal of the first slew rate limiting module.

US Pat. No. 10,283,934

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER OSCILLATOR

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A semiconductor laser oscillator comprising:a plurality of laser diode modules;
a temperature sensor configured to directly or indirectly detect a temperature of at least one laser diode module among the plurality laser diode modules;
a collimating lens configured to collimate respective laser beams emitted from the laser diode modules;
a grating configured to perform spectrum beam coupling for the laser beams emitted from the collimating lens; and
an incident angle varying mechanism configured to change incident angles of the respective laser beams incident on the grating, in response to the temperature detected by the temperature sensor;
wherein the incident angle varying mechanism comprises:
a driver configured to move the collimating lens and the grating in a common direction and in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the collimating lens; and
a movement controller configured to control movement of the collimating lens and the grating in response to the temperature detected by the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,283,266

POWDER CORE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF POWDER CORE, INDUCTOR INCLUDING POWDER CORE, AND ELECTRONIC/ELECTRIC DEVICE HAVING INDUCTOR MOUNTED THEREIN

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., T...

1. A powder core comprising:an amorphous magnetic material powder having a first median diameter D50A equal to or less than 7 ?m; and
a crystalline magnetic material powder having a second median diameter D50C,
wherein the first median diameter D50A and the second median diameter D50C satisfy:
1?D50A/D50C?3.5,
and wherein a first mixing ratio which is a mass ratio of the crystalline magnetic material powder content of the powder core to a sum of the crystalline magnetic material powder content and the amorphous magnetic material powder content in the powder core is equal to or greater than 20 mass % and equal to or smaller than 40 mass %.

US Pat. No. 10,283,092

IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An image display control method, comprising:acquiring target pixel density distribution information displayed by an image;
determining deformation control information of a controllable deformation material part according to the target pixel density distribution information;
controlling, according to the deformation control information, the controllable deformation material part to make a deformation, so as to correspondingly adjust a display pixel density distribution of the display by the deformation of the controllable deformation material part; and
displaying the image according to the adjusted display.

US Pat. No. 10,281,423

FUEL QUALITY SENSOR

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A fuel quality sensor for electronically monitoring contamination in flowing fuel in real time, comprising:an upper waveguide and a lower waveguide, the waveguides being rectangular parallelepipeds defining interior cavities resonant at the same frequency and having at least one intermediate plate separating the upper waveguide from the lower waveguide, the waveguides being short circuited and having a common ground;
a thin metallic wire extending through the intermediate plate from the interior cavity of the upper waveguide into the interior cavity of the lower waveguide, the metallic wire being electrically isolated from the at least one intermediate plate, the wire extending equal distances into the cavities;
an input port mounted on the upper waveguide and having a radiator disposed in the interior cavity of the upper waveguide;
an output port mounted on the lower waveguide and having a receiver disposed in the interior cavity of the lower waveguide; and
a fuel conduit extending through the upper waveguide, the metallic wire being external to and in close proximity to the fluid conduit;
wherein the metallic wire is dimensioned and configured for tunneling electromagnetic energy from the upper waveguide into the lower waveguide so that an output signal produced at the output port may be analyzed to determine a dielectric constant and loss tangent of fuel flowing in the fuel conduit for fuel contamination.

US Pat. No. 10,281,015

CORNER RACK

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A transmission system comprising:a silent chain having a first row of link plate and a second row of link plate, each link plate in the first row of link plates comprising first link plate teeth and each link pate in the second row of link plates comprising second link plate teeth, wherein the first link plate teeth and the second link plate teeth having different shape profile with repect to each other;
a corner rack, the corner rack comprising a front face, the front face comprising teeth, the teeth comprising a profile that engages with the silent chain;
a set of gears that bends the silent chain as the silent chain enters the teeth of the corner rack, that draws the chain straight to engage the first link plate teeth and the second link plate teeth with the teeth of the corner rack, and that bends the silent chain as the silent chain exits the teeth of the corner rack,
wherein the first link plate teeth and the second link plate teeth are longitudinally offset with respect to each other when the silent chain is strenghtened, and
wherein a tooth of the first link plate teeth and a tooth of the second link plate teeth are longitudinally aligned with respect to each other at a bend as the silent chain is bent by the set of gears.

US Pat. No. 10,280,707

SYSTEM FOR RESEALING BOREHOLE ACCESS

Dreco Energy Services ULC...

1. A valve for use in stimulation of a formation comprising:a cylindrical housing having at least one port extending radially through a wall of the housing;
an interior sleeve disposed coaxially within the housing and selectively and repeatedly axially movable between an open position, wherein the interior sleeve does not cover the port, and a closed position, wherein the interior sleeve covers the port;
a burst disk, an atmospheric chamber, and an exterior cap mounted in the port, the atmospheric chamber disposed between the burst disk and the exterior cap, wherein, in an initial state, the burst disk is configured to block fluid flow from an interior of the housing through the port and the burst disk is further configured to rupture at a predetermined pressure difference between the interior of the housing and the atmospheric chamber;
a shifting tool to move the interior sleeve between the open position and the closed position; and
a lock ring coupled to the interior sleeve, the lock ring configured to prevent movement of the interior sleeve while in the open position until the shifting tool moves the interior sleeve to the closed position and the closed position until the shifting tool moves the interior sleeve to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,279,748

LOW PROFILE VEHICLE ARTICLE CARRIER HAVING SWING IN PLACE CROSS BARS

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A vehicle article carrier system for supporting articles elevationally above an outer body surface of a vehicle, the system including:a first side rail having a first mounting recess at a first end thereof, and a first forward latching recess and a first rear latching recess at a second end thereof
a second side rail having a second mounting recess at a second end, and a second forward latching recess and a second rear latching recess at a first end thereof;
a first cross bar having a first rotating end support subsystem at a first end thereof and being operably coupled to the first mounting recess to enable simultaneous pivotal and elevational movement of the first end of the first cross bar;
a second cross bar having a second rotating end support subsystem at a first end thereof and being operably secured to the second mounting recess of the second side rail to enable simultaneous pivotal and elevational movement of the first end of the second cross bar;
a first latching end support subsystem for latching the first cross bar in stowed and operative positions using selected ones of the first and second forward latching recesses;
a second latching end support subsystem for latching the second cross bar in stowed and operative positions using selected ones of the first and second rear latching recesses;
a first user engageable actuating component for enabling unlatching of the first latching end support subsystem, to thus enable the first cross bar to be moved from an operative position to a stowed position, or from the stowed position to the operative position;
a second user engageable actuating component for enabling unlatching of the second latching end support subsystem, to thus enable the second cross bar to be moved from the operative position to the stowed position, or from the stowed position to the operative position; and
wherein both of the first cross bar and the second cross bar reside at a first elevation when in their stowed positions, over the first and second side rails, respectively, forming low profile configurations, and are both moved elevationally to a second elevation above the first elevation when rotated into their operative positions extending perpendicularly between the first and second side rails.

US Pat. No. 10,279,666

AUTOMOBILE BELTLINE PORTION SOUND INSULATING STRUCTURE AND AUTOMOBILE DOOR GLASS

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

1. An automobile beltline portion sound insulating structure formed along a beltline of an automobile, comprising:a door panel having an inner panel and an outer panel as two panel boards facing each other,
a door glass main body freely openable and closable between the two panel boards in a liftable manner, and
a first viscoelastic member mounted on a lower portion of at least one main surface of the door glass main body and constrained between a mounting region of the first viscoelastic member in the door glass main body and a part of a surface of the inner panel facing to the at least one main surface, at a door glass closed time, to insulate sound,
wherein
the first viscoelastic member comprises a foamed viscoelastic material,
the first viscoelastic member is elastically transformable and a thickness of the first viscoelastic member is decreased at the door glass closed time compared with a door glass opened time, and
the first viscoelastic member has a Young's modulus E in N/m2 at 20° C. and a loss coefficient tan ? at 20° C. and 4000 Hz satisfying formula (2):

US Pat. No. 10,279,011

METHODS OF USE FOR IL-22 PROMOTING REJUVENATION OF THYMIC AND BONE MARROW FUNCTION

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method of treatment comprising administering to a subject who has sustained a loss of thymic function, said subject having a population of thymic epithelial cells (TEC), at least a portion of which have reduced function as a result of a thymic injury, a therapeutically effective amount of IL-22 under conditions for increasing thymic epithelial cell function.
US Pat. No. 10,280,398

MIDBRAIN DOPAMINE (DA) NEURONS FOR ENGRAFTMENT

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. An in vitro method for differentiating pluripotent stem cells, comprising exposing a plurality of pluripotent stem cells to at least one inhibitor of TGF?/Activin-Nodal signaling, at least one inhibitor of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, at least two activators of Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling comprising purmorphamine and SHH C25II, and at least one inhibitor of glycogen synthase kinase 3? (GSK3?) signaling that activates wingless (Wnt) signaling,wherein the exposure of the cells to the at least one inhibitor of TGF?/Activin-Nodal signaling and the at least one inhibitor of BMP signaling begins on day 0,
wherein said cells are exposed to the at least one inhibitor of GSK3? signaling on the third (3rd) day through the eleventh (11th) day from the initial exposure of the cells to the at least one inhibitor of TGF?/Activin-Nodal signaling and the at least one inhibitor of BMP signaling, and
wherein said cells are exposed to the at least one inhibitor of TGF?/Activin-Nodal signaling, the at least one inhibitor of BMP signaling, the at least two activators of SHH signaling, and the at least one inhibitor of GSK3? signaling in amounts effective to produce a cell population comprising at least about 10% differentiated cells expressing both forkhead box protein A2 (FOXA2) and LIM homeobox transcription factor 1 alpha (LMX1A).

US Pat. No. 10,285,298

CABLE RETAINER FOR SET TOP BOX LEAD DRESS

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. An electronic device assembly comprising:an electronic device having a first panel and a second panel adjacent and orthogonal to the first panel, wherein the first panel includes apertures and the second panel includes a panel jack for connecting to cables; and
a cable retainer having a base and an upstanding wall that is adjacent to and extending from the base, the base being attached to the first panel of the electronic device, the upstanding wall facing the second panel, the upstanding wall being spaced from the second panel, and the upstanding wall having slots for supporting the cables;wherein the upstanding wall has a plurality of sections in which the sections are at different gaps from the second panel of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,285,230

METHOD FOR LINE VOLTAGE LAMP TO WORK WITH MULTI SWITCH

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A driver for an LED lamp, comprisingan LED driver for driving an LED;
a voltage input port which is adapted to connect the driver to a multi switch as a power source;
a voltage output port adapted for connecting the LED to the LED driver; and
a bleeder circuit for suppressing leakage current provided by the multi switch, wherein the bleeder circuit is connected in series between the voltage input port and the LED driver.

US Pat. No. 10,285,101

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING DATA TRANSMISSION RATE BETWEEN VEHICLE AND ACCESS POINT

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method of adjusting a data transmission rate between a vehicle and an access point (AP), the method comprising:receiving a signal broadcast from at least one AP near the vehicle;
transmitting and/or receiving data to and/or from a predetermined AP at a first data transmission rate R0 on the basis of the received signal;
receiving and storing signals broadcast from a plurality of APs near the vehicle in every predetermined period while the vehicle is moving;
determining a number NT of APs having broadcast signals with strength greater than or equal to a threshold value among the signals received from the plurality of APs;
comparing the number NT of APs to a number NT-1 of APs having broadcast signals with strength greater than or equal to the threshold value in a previous period;
determining a data transmission rate between the vehicle and the AP on the basis of a result of the comparison, and
adjusting the data transmission rate between the vehicle and the AP on the basis of the determined data transmission rate.

US Pat. No. 10,283,886

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards comprising:terminals having formed therein connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at the other end, and
a housing holding a plurality of said terminals in array form; said housing comprising stationary housings, which are mounted to a circuit board by the terminals, and a movable housing, which is formed as a member separate from said stationary housings, that is movable relative to said stationary housings, and has disposed therein the contact portions of the terminals, wherein:
the terminals comprise stationary-side retained portions held in place by the stationary housings, movable-side retained portions held in place by the movable housing, and resilient portions provided between said stationary-side retained portions and movable-side retained portions,
the stationary housings comprise stationary-side reinforcing fittings secured in place in said stationary housings via integral molding with said stationary housings and, the movable housing comprises movable-side reinforcing fittings secured in place in said movable housing via integral molding with said movable housing,
the stationary-side reinforcing fittings comprise exposed portions exposed from the stationary housings at locations outside the terminal array range of the terminals in the terminal array direction,
and the movable-side reinforcing fittings comprise expanded portions protruding from the movable housing at locations outside the array range.

US Pat. No. 10,283,326

ION GENERATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION GENERATOR

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion generator comprising:a plasma chamber that includes a plasma chamber inner wall to be exposed to a plasma;
a gas supply unit that is configured to supply the plasma chamber with a source gas;
a plasma excitation source that is configured to excite the source gas supplied to the plasma chamber into a plasma state;
an ion source control unit that is configured to control the gas supply unit and the plasma excitation source in accordance with a current ion source condition and a new ion source condition to be employed subsequent to the current ion source condition;
a retention time obtaining unit that is configured to obtain a retention time for the current ion source condition; and
a pre-treatment condition setting unit that is configured to set a pre-treatment condition defining a pre-treatment for forming on the plasma chamber inner wall a surface layer region suitable for the new ion source condition, the pre-treatment condition being set based on the current ion source condition, the retention time, and the new ion source condition, wherein
the ion source control unit is configured to control the gas supply unit and the plasma excitation source in accordance with the pre-treatment condition when the current ion source condition is changed to the new ion source condition.

US Pat. No. 10,282,864

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCODING IMAGE AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

STRADVISION, INC., Pohan...

1. A method for encoding an image based on convolutional neural network (CNN), comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, which includes a first to an n-th convolutional layers, obtaining at least one input image;
(b) the learning device instructing each of at least one of the convolutional layers to (i) apply at least two transposed convolution operations to the input image or an input feature map received from its corresponding previous convolutional layer, to thereby generate one or more transposed feature maps which have different sizes respectively, and (ii) apply one or more convolution operations, with a different stride and a different kernel size, to their corresponding transposed feature maps, to thereby generate their corresponding one or more inception feature maps as a first group; and
(c) the learning device concatenating or element-wise adding the inception feature maps included in the first group to thereby generate its corresponding output feature map.

US Pat. No. 10,282,112

NETWORK OPTIMIZED DEDUPLICATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINE SNAPSHOTS

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:acquiring a first snapshot of a first virtual machine;
storing the first snapshot using a first storage device of a first type;
generating a first plurality of hash values corresponding to a first signature by sampling a first plurality of data blocks within the first snapshot, the first plurality of data blocks includes a first region of data blocks wherein at least two or more data blocks are spaced at a fixed distance from each other and a second region of data blocks wherein at least two or more data blocks are spaced at increasingly greater distances from each other, the second region does not overlap with the first region;
acquiring a second snapshot of a second virtual machine subsequent to acquiring the first snapshot of the first virtual machine, the first virtual machine and the second virtual machine comprise different virtual machines;
generating a second plurality of hash values corresponding to a second signature by sampling a second plurality of data blocks within the second snapshot;
determining a matching score between the first signature and the second signature by comparing the first plurality of hash values to the second plurality of hash values;
generating a dependent base file for the second virtual machine based on the matching score, wherein the dependent base file comprises data differences between the first snapshot of the first virtual machine and the second snapshot of the second virtual machine;
storing the dependent base file using a second storage device of a second type different from the first type;
and
generating a third snapshot of the second virtual machine using the dependent base file for the second virtual machine and the first snapshot of the first virtual machine, wherein the generating the third snapshot includes concurrently reading the dependent base file for the second virtual machine from the second storage device of the second type while reading the first snapshot of the first virtual machine from the first storage device of the first type.

US Pat. No. 10,281,799

IMAGING APPARATUS AND BLADE-DRIVING DEVICE

SEIKO PRECISION INC., Ch...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:a blade-driving device which includes a front curtain and a rear curtain which are capable of moving between a closing position where an opening is closed and an open position where the opening is opened, and a front curtain actuator that drives the front curtain and a rear curtain actuator that drives the rear curtain; and
a driving control unit which drives the front curtain actuator and the rear curtain actuator,
wherein the front curtain and the rear curtain are positioned at the open position at a time of start and termination of imaging,
wherein the front curtain moves from the closing position to the open position, and the rear curtain moves from the open position to the closing position, thereby performing an exposure operation, and
wherein, during consecutive photographing, the front curtain positioned at the closing position is moved once in a direction of the open position and is then returned to the closing position after the rear curtain is moved to the open position after termination of the exposure operation at first time, and before a subsequent exposure operation is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,281,652

TWO-PORT HIGH ISOLATION FILTER

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. An optical signal isolation device comprising:a multi-signal fiber comprising a common port;
an isolated diagnostic signal fiber comprising an isolated diagnostic port;
an integrated circulator comprising an input circulator fiber, an output circulator fiber, and a fiber-to-fiber optical coupler configured to couple an isolated optical signal propagating along the input circulator fiber to the output circulator fiber for propagation along the output circulator fiber;
a multi-fiber alignment body that secures at least portions of each of the multi-signal fiber, the isolated diagnostic signal fiber, the input circulator fiber, and the output circulator fiber; and
a wavelength-selective optical assembly comprising
an optical signal filter tuned to pass a communications component of an incident optical signal and to reflect a diagnostic component of an incident optical signal,
fiber-to-filter focusing optics, and
a communications signal reflector, wherein
the integrated circulator and the wavelength selective optical assembly are structurally configured and optically oriented such that
the communications component of the incident optical signal passes from the common port through the multi-signal fiber, through the optical signal filter, to the communications signal reflector, back through the optical signal filter, to the multi-signal fiber, and back through the common port,
the diagnostic component of the incident optical signal passes from the common port through the multi-signal fiber, is reflected by the optical signal filter to the input circulator fiber of the integrated circulator, where the diagnostic component is coupled to output circulator fiber and travels from the output circulator fiber to the optical signal filter for reflection to the isolated diagnostic signal fiber and transmission through the isolated diagnostic port.

US Pat. No. 10,281,091

HIGH EFFICIENCY LEDS AND LED LAMPS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a thermally conductive carrier having a plurality of conductive elements disposed thereover;
disposed over the carrier, a light-emitting array comprising a plurality of electrically connected unpackaged light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each unpackaged LED having at least two electrical contacts, wherein at least some of the electrical contacts are each electrically connected to a conductive element; and
a light-conversion material disposed over the unpackaged LEDs for absorption of at least a portion of light emitted from the unpackaged LEDs and emission of converted light having a different wavelength, converted light and unconverted light emitted by the light-emitting elements combining to form mixed light.

US Pat. No. 10,280,932

SEALING CLEARANCE CONTROL IN TURBOMACHINES

Nuovo Pignone SRL, Flore...

1. A turbomachine, comprising:a stationary component;
a rotary component, rotatingly supported in the stationary component;
an annular seal disposed between the rotary component and the stationary component, the annular seal having a sealing surface facing the rotary component; and
a cooling chamber arranged in thermal communication with the annular seal, the cooling chamber having a wall disposed between the cooling chamber and the sealing surface of the annular seal, the cooling chamber arranged to circulate a cooling fluid through the cooling chamber to remove heat from the annular seal to vary the thermal expansion of the annular seal.

US Pat. No. 10,280,876

EJECTOR FOR VAPORIZED FUEL GAS RECIRCULATION DEVICES

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. An ejector for vaporized fuel gas recirculation devices for performing an opening/closing operation of allowing a vaporized fuel gas collected into a canister to flow into an intake manifold of an engine when a boosting pressure is generated by driving of a compressor of a turbocharger for vehicles, comprising:a first nozzle component, having an inlet and an outlet that are perpendicular to each other, and a first mating surface formed at the outlet of the first nozzle component;
a second nozzle component, having a first inlet, a second inlet, an outlet, a second mating surface formed at the second inlet of the second nozzle component, and a third mating surface formed at the outlet of the second nozzle component, wherein the second mating surface is coupled to the first mating surface of the first nozzle component;
a diffuser, having an inlet and an outlet, and a fourth mating surface formed at the inlet of the diffuser, wherein the fourth mating surface is coupled to the third mating surface of the second nozzle component; and
a reverse flow prevention plate disposed between the first nozzle component and the second nozzle component to prevent the vaporized fuel gas from reversely flowing in a direction toward the first nozzle component,
wherein the first nozzle component and the diffuser are positioned by rotating at a desired angle with respect to the second nozzle component and then welded to the second nozzle component, and
wherein the reverse flow prevention plate comprises:
a base component having a disc-shaped outer circumference; and
a plurality of apertures formed within the outer circumference of the base component, wherein the reverse flow prevention plate is moved toward the first nozzle component, and a central region of the base component closes the outlet of the first nozzle component when an intake pressure of the intake manifold is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,280,508

NOZZLE HEAD AND APPARATUS FOR COATING SUBSTRATE SURFACE

BENEQ OY, Espoo (FI)

12. An apparatus for a coating process in which coating layers are provided on a surface of a substrate by successive surface reactions of precursors according to the principles of atomic layer deposition, the apparatus comprising:a nozzle head having an output face provided with one or more first precursor zones provided to the output face comprising at least two precursor nozzles arranged to supply at least a first precursor and a second precursor to the surface of the substrate for providing a first coating layer on the surface of the substrate and one or more second precursor zones provided to the output face arranged to supply at least a third precursor and a fourth precursor to the surface of the substrate for simultaneously forming a second coating layer on the surface of the substrate, the second coating layer being a different material than the first coating layer;
a precursor supply system for dosing the at least first and second precursors and the at least third and fourth precursors to the nozzle head and the precursor nozzles; and
a moving system for moving the nozzle head relative to the substrate in a relative moving direction for subjecting the surface of the substrate to successive surface reactions of the at least first and second precursors and the at least third and fourth precursors,
the output face of the nozzle head having a width extending transversely to the relative moving direction of the nozzle head and the substrate and a length extending in the relative moving direction of the nozzle head and the substrate;
wherein the one or more first precursor zones and the one or more second precursor zones are arranged at different locations on the output face of the nozzle head in the direction of the width of the output face and at different locations on the output face of the nozzle head in the direction of the length of the output face.

US Pat. No. 10,280,339

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL DEVICE

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. A method for manufacturing a plurality of flexible electrical devices, the method comprising:providing a carrier substrate;
forming a releasing layer on the carrier substrate;
forming a flexible substrate on the releasing layer, wherein the flexible substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface faces the releasing layer, and the flexible substrate is not in contact with the carrier substrate;
forming a device layer on the flexible substrate, wherein the device layer has a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface, and the third surface faces the flexible substrate;
separating the flexible substrate from the releasing layer and keeping the releasing layer remaining on the carrier substrate; and
forming another flexible substrate on the releasing layer after the flexible substrate is separated from the releasing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,280,051

MULTIPLE MOTORIZED LIFTING DEVICES MOUNTED TO A STRUCTURE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A system comprising:two or more lifting devices, adapted to cooperatively lift an object, each lifting device comprising a drum to draw in or let out a line, the drum comprising a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to accommodate the line, a motor coupled to the drum to apply a torque thereto, a roller extending into the groove immediately over the line in order to push the line into the groove, and a flange; and
a mounting bracket for mounting the two or more lifting devices to a structure.

US Pat. No. 10,279,472

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEM AND ROBOT

UBTECH Robotics Corp., S...

1. A servo control system, applied to a servo, characterized in that the servo control system comprises:a main control module, comprising two enabling terminals; and
a communication module, comprising a first communication interface, a second communication interface and a control switch unit, the control switch unit comprising a first communication terminal, a second communication terminal, a first enabling port, and a second enabling port, the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal being correspondingly coupled to the first communication interface and the second communication interface, and the first enabling port and the second enabling port being correspondingly coupled to the two enabling terminals of the main control module; wherein:
the main control module receives, via the first enabling port, the first communication terminal and the first communication interface, an identification number or an identification number together with action instruction information from a servo of upper level coupled to the servo, and transmits, via the second enabling port, the second communication terminal and the second communication interface, an identification number or an identification number together with action instruction information of a servo of lower level coupled to the servo.

US Pat. No. 10,279,250

GAMES CONTROLLER AND TRIGGER THEREFOR

Ironburg Inventions Ltd.,...

1. Apparatus for supplying user inputs to a computer program, such as a game program, for controlling the game program, the apparatus comprising a chassis and at least one depressible trigger mechanism, wherein at least a portion of the trigger mechanism protrudes through an aperture in the chassis, the trigger mechanism comprising a trigger body and an adjustable stop, wherein the adjustable stop is mounted in the trigger body and defines a depressible range of the trigger mechanism, the adjustable stop comprising a stopping block having at least two faces, at least one of the faces having a projection extending outwardly from the trigger body for arresting the motion of the trigger mechanism thereby reducing the depressible range of the trigger mechanism, wherein the projection comprises a shoulder which engages with an edge of the chassis defined by the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,279,097

BLOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS COMPRISING A MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A blood processing apparatus, comprising:a measurement device having a first chamber element for measuring a haematocrit value of a blood fluid, the first chamber element comprising a first inlet port connectable to a first reservoir container for allowing a flow from the first reservoir container into the first chamber element and a first outlet port for allowing a flow out of the first chamber element, and a second chamber element comprising a second inlet port for allowing a flow into the second chamber element and a second outlet port connectable to a second reservoir container for allowing a flow out of the second chamber element towards the second reservoir container,
a first pump mechanism for pumping a blood fluid in a flow direction from the first reservoir container towards the blood processing apparatus, and
a second pump mechanism for pumping a blood fluid in a flow direction from the blood processing apparatus towards the second reservoir container,
wherein the first pump mechanism is located upstream of the first inlet port of the first chamber element and the second pump mechanism is located upstream of the second inlet port of the second chamber element.

US Pat. No. 10,278,586

COMPLEMENTARY COLOR FLASHING FOR MULTICHANNEL IMAGE PRESENTATION

LI-COR, INC., Lincoln, N...

1. A method of displaying images, the method comprising:receiving a first image, wherein the first image comprises an original color and wherein the first image represents a view from a viewpoint;
acquiring a second image, wherein the second image represents a view from the viewpoint;
generating, using a computer, a third image by replacing the original color of the first image with a first false color having a first hue;
producing, using the computer, a fourth image by replacing the original color of the first image with a second false color having a second hue that is complementary to the first hue;
rendering a fifth image by overlaying the third image and the second image;
constructing a sixth image by overlaying the fourth image and the second image; and
alternately displaying the fifth and sixth images.
US Pat. No. 10,280,230

USE OF HUMAN CELLS OF MYELOID LEUKEMIA ORIGIN FOR EXPRESSION OF ANTIBODIES

Glycotope GmbH, Berlin (...

1. A method for producing a protein molecule composition, comprising(a) selecting an immortalized human blood host cell which has been identified as producing a protein molecule composition which (i) comprises no detectable NeuGc, (ii) comprises alpha2-6 linked NeuNAc, and (iii) has an increased sialylation degree with an amount of NeuNAc on the total carbohydrate structures or on the carbohydrate structures at one particular glycosylation site of the protein molecule of said protein molecules in said protein molecule composition which is at least 15% higher compared to the same amount of protein molecules in at least one protein molecule composition of the same protein molecule isolated from CHOdhfr? [ATCC No. CRL-9096] when expressed therein;
(b) introducing in the host cell at least one nucleic acid encoding at least a part of said protein;
(c) culturing said host cell under conditions which permit the production of said protein molecule composition; and
(d) isolating said protein molecule composition.

US Pat. No. 10,285,302

SUPPORTING BASE AND MOUNTING APPARATUS ADAPTABLE FOR DIFFERENT SERVERS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A supporting base for supporting an insertable unit and slidably installing the insertable unit to two sliding rails parallel and adjacent to each other, comprising: a chassis defining two sliding portions respectively on two opposite sides of the chassis; and two supporting brackets respectively corresponding to the two sliding portions; wherein the two supporting brackets are selectively and detachably mounted to the two sliding portions; and: when the two supporting brackets are not mounted to the two sliding portions, the supporting base is installed to two sliding rails with a first distance through the two sliding portions, and when the two supporting brackets are mounted to the two sliding portions, the supporting base is installed to two sliding rails with a second distance through the two supporting brackets; wherein the supporting base further comprises: a plurality of screws; and mounting holes defined on the opposite sides of the chassis and corresponding to the screws; and wherein the supporting brackets are directly mounted to the chassis by the screws and the mounting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,285,221

INDUCTION HEATING COIL, INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE, AND HEATING METHOD

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. An induction heating coil comprising:a primary coil to which electric power is supplied; and
a ring-shaped secondary coil forming a closed circuit,
wherein the primary coil comprises a base-side portion that covers an outer periphery of the secondary coil and a distal-side portion extending from the base-side portion in a center axis direction of the secondary coil in a state in which the base-side portion covers the secondary coil, and an opening width of the base-side portion is greater than an opening width of the distal-side portion,
wherein the secondary coil is provided such that the secondary coil is removable inserted into the primary coil from the base-side portion of the primary coil, and
wherein the primary coil and the secondary coil are disposed such that at least part of a workpiece is accommodated between the distal-side portion of the primary coil and the secondary coil.

US Pat. No. 10,285,190

SCHEDULING ACCESS TO A SHARED MEDIUM

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

12. A method for scheduling a shared resource comprising:receiving, from a plurality of nodes, parameters indicating a trajectory and position of each of the plurality of nodes;
creating, using processing circuitry of a scheduler, a directed communication graph indicating which nodes of the plurality of nodes are to communicate with each other;
creating a communications conflict graph indicating which communications indicated in the directed communication graph interfere;
creating a function conflict graph indicating which function performed by one node of the plurality of nodes interferes with at least one of a function and communication performed by another node of the plurality of nodes;
creating a universal conflict graph based on the communications conflict graph and the function conflict graph;
creating a schedule for communication and function performance for each of the nodes based on the universal conflict graph; and
providing data indicative of the schedule to nodes of the plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,285,138

MOBILE STATION-CONTROLLED WAKE-UP OF A SMALL CELL BASE STATION FROM A SLEEP MODE

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A method of waking up a small cell base station from a sleep mode, controlled by a mobile station involved in a random access procedure in which the mobile station is to transmit a standard access signal to a serving macrocell base station in whose coverage area the small cell base station is located, the method comprising:by the mobile station:
determining, based on stored location information indicating a location of the small cell base station and on a monitored current location of the mobile station, that the mobile station is in a coverage area of the small cell base station,
determining, from serving cell information and a neighbour cell list, that the small cell base station is in the sleep mode,
determining, based on system information received from the serving macrocell base station, a transmission format of the standard access signal that is expected by the serving base station,
changing a transmission characteristic of the standard access signal so as to increase its transmission energy, in response to the determining, wherein changing the transmission characteristic of the standard access signal comprises changing the transmission format of the standard access signal to a transmission format that is not expected by the serving base station, and wherein changing the transmission format of the standard access signal comprises increasing a transmission duration of the standard access signal, and
transmitting the changed access signal; and
by the small cell base station:
harvesting energy from the changed access signal that is transmitted by the mobile station, using a passive energy harvesting sensor, the harvested energy triggering a wake-up procedure in the small cell base station.

US Pat. No. 10,284,369

SECURE APP-TO-APP COMMUNICATION

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method, comprising:providing, from a first mobile application of a mobile device to a second mobile application of the mobile device via a first uniform resource locator (URL), information that includes a first encryption information associated with the first mobile application of the mobile device, an identifier of a shared storage location, and a first mobile application identifier, wherein the first mobile application is a management agent associated with a management server and the second mobile application is a managed application, wherein the second mobile application is configured to validate the first mobile application based in part on the information, wherein in response to validating the first mobile application, the second mobile application is configured to provide second encryption information to the first mobile application via a second URL and a message indicating the second encryption information has been sent via the second URL to the shared storage location;
receiving, at the first mobile application of the mobile device from the second mobile application of the mobile device via the second URL, the second encryption information associated with the second mobile application of the mobile device;
validating, by the first application, an identity of the second mobile application based in part on a payload of the second URL;
generating a shared encryption key based at least in part on the first encryption information and the second encryption information; and
using the shared encryption key to encrypt data to be transferred from the first mobile application of the mobile device to the second mobile application of the mobile device via the shared storage location, wherein the management server is configured to manage the second mobile application via the encrypted data provided by the first mobile application.

US Pat. No. 10,284,173

ACOUSTIC RESONATOR DEVICE WITH AT LEAST ONE AIR-RING AND FRAME

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An acoustic resonator device, comprising:a bottom electrode disposed on a substrate over an air cavity, the bottom electrode having a central region and a peripheral region;
a piezoelectric layer disposed on the bottom electrode;
a top electrode disposed on the piezoelectric layer, an overlap between the top electrode, the piezoelectric layer and the bottom electrode over the air cavity defining a main membrane region;
a first metal frame disposed on a bottom surface of the bottom electrode, the first metal frame having a first side and a second side, the first side being opposite the second side, the first metal frame having a thickness that ranges from about 10% to about 75% of a thickness of the bottom electrode in the central region of the bottom electrode, wherein the first side of the first metal frame extends laterally from a location that is outside of the main membrane region to a location that is within the main membrane region; and
at least one air-bridge disposed between the top electrode and the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,284,084

POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREOF

RichWave Technology Corp....

1. A power control circuit, configured to provide a supply voltage to an output end of the power control circuit, comprising:a voltage regulating circuit, configured to couple to a power supply voltage and the output end of the power control circuit, configured to receive a first control signal and output the supply voltage to the output end of the power control circuit according to the first control signal;
a signal selecting circuit, having a first input end, a second input end, a third input end and an output end, wherein the first input end of the signal selecting circuit is configured to receive a first input signal, the second input end of the signal selecting circuit is configured to receive a second input signal, and the third input end of the signal selecting circuit configured to receive a second control signal; and
a control circuit, having a first input end, a second input end, a third input end, a first output end and a second output end, wherein the first input end of the control circuit is configured to couple to the power supply voltage, the second input end of the control circuit is configured to receive a predetermined voltage, and the third input end of the control circuit is configured to receive the second input signal;
wherein the first input signal is related to the power supply voltage, one of the first input signal and the second input signal is chosen as the first control signal according to the second control signal, and the first control signal is outputted from the output end of the signal selecting circuit; and
the first input signal is outputted from the first output end of the control circuit according to the power supply voltage and the predetermined voltage, and the second control signal is outputted from the second output end of the control circuit according to the first input signal and the second input signal for controlling the signal selecting circuit to choose one of the first input signal and the second input signal as the first control signal and to output the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,284,004

CHARGING SYSTEM WITH PEAK VOLTAGE DETECTION

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A charging system, comprising:a power supply device comprising a first power transmission terminal, a second power transmission terminal, a first signal output terminal and a power control unit, wherein the first power transmission terminal receives AC power;
a connection confirmation module comprising a second signal output terminal;
a battery module;
a charging module comprising a third power transmission terminal and a fourth power transmission terminal, wherein the third power transmission terminal is detachably connected with the second power transmission terminal of the power supply device, and the charging module comprises a DC/DC converter, a voltage regulator, a bus capacitor and a charging controller, wherein the DC/DC converter is a bidirectional power converter and is electrically connected between the bus capacitor and the fourth power transmission terminal, the fourth power transmission terminal is further connected with the battery module, an adjusting terminal of the voltage regulator is detachably connected with the first signal output terminal, the voltage regulator selectively adjusts a voltage of the adjusting terminal, and the power control unit detects a voltage of the adjusting terminal, and the charging controller receives a voltage of the second signal output terminal and the voltage of the adjusting terminal and detects a voltage of the battery module; and
a main control module connected with the charging module and the second signal output terminal for receiving a feedback signal from the charging module and a signal from the second signal output terminal,
wherein if the charging controller detects that the voltage from the battery module is non-zero and the voltage from the adjusting terminal is a given voltage when the charging module is connected with the power supply device, the charging controller controls the DC/DC converter in a backward direction to convert electric power from the battery module, so that the bus capacitor is pre-charged by the converted electric power of the battery module, wherein if the charging controller judges that a voltage of the bus capacitor is higher than or equal to a first threshold value, the charging controller controls the voltage regulator to adjust the voltage of the adjusting terminal toward a second threshold value, wherein if the power control unit detects that a peak voltage of the adjusting terminal is equal to the second threshold value, the power control unit judges that the charging system is ready to charge the battery module.

US Pat. No. 10,283,858

ANTENNA FOR TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An antenna, comprising:a metal frame, a circuit board positioned within the metal frame, at least two radiation units arranged on the circuit board, and at least one second grounding point arranged on the circuit board,
wherein the metal frame comprises a bottom frame and a side frame defined by two breaking joints disposed on a side of the metal frame;
wherein a signal feed point is arranged on the circuit board, and the signal feed point is connected with the bottom frame through a first radiation unit; and
wherein at least two first grounding points are arranged on the circuit board, the at least two first grounding points are positioned on one side of the signal feed point, the at least two first grounding points are connected with the bottom frame through a second radiation unit, and the bottom frame is configured to generate low-frequency resonance;
wherein the at least one second grounding point is positioned on the other side of the signal feed point, the at least one second grounding point is connected with the side frame through a third radiation unit, and the third radiation unit is configured to generate intermediate-frequency resonance by coupling with the bottom frame.

US Pat. No. 10,283,799

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE OF FUEL CELL AND THE METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A method of fabricating a membrane electrode assembly structure of a fuel cell, comprising steps:providing an anode green tape by adding a pore-forming agent in an amount of 3 wt. % or less to a NiO-8YSZ-3YSZ mixture of an anode slurry, and the mixture is formed into a thin strip anode green tape by tape casting at a thickness of 80 ?m to 120 ?m;
subjecting a plurality of the thin strip anode green tape to a hot lamination and water pressure equalization process to form an anode green substrate with thickness between 200 ?m and 600 ?m;
sintering the anode green substrate for 4 hours in at a temperature of 1250° C. and a sintering temperature with a rate of 1˜3° C. min to produce the anode substrate;
applying a thickness of less than 10 ?m electrolyte material to the flat surface of the anode substrate by a spin coating and sintering at a temperature in a range of 1200° C. to 1600° C., at a sintering temperature with a rate of 1˜3° C./min for at least 6 hours to form an electrolyte layer on the surface of the anode substrate;
measuring the gas permeability of the anode substrate and the electrolyte layer, if the permeability measurement is of 1.0×10?5 Darcy or less, and checking if the surface of the anode substrate and the surface of the electrolyte layer were well bonded, if the result is negative, the preceding step is carried out to repair defect at a temperature of 1200° C.-1400° C. for 6 hours, until the result is affirmative that indicates the microstructure has no open pores left,
building a porous LSM (lanthanum strontium manganite) material on the outer surface of the electrolyte layer by screen printing, followed by performing calcination at a temperature of 1200° C. with a rate of 1˜3° C./min, forming the porous LSM material on the outer surface of the electrolyte layer a cathode layer and the membrane electrode assembly structure is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,283,422

ION IMPLANTATION METHOD AND ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation method using an ion implantation apparatus including a high-energy multistage linear acceleration unit, the high-energy multistage linear acceleration unit including a plurality of stages of high-frequency resonators and operating in accordance with a high-frequency parameter determining voltage amplitudes, frequencies, and phases of the high-frequency resonators in each stage, the method comprising:measuring a beam energy of an ion beam that is generated by the high-energy multistage linear acceleration unit operating in accordance with a tentative high-frequency parameter;
adjusting a value of the high-frequency parameter based on the measured beam energy in order to acquire a target beam energy; and
performing ion implantation by using the ion beam generated by the high-energy multistage linear acceleration unit operating in accordance with the adjusted high-frequency parameter,
wherein the tentative high-frequency parameter is determined in such a manner that a value different from the value of the high-frequency parameter for achieving a maximum acceleration in design is provided to the high-frequency resonator in a part of the plurality of stages of the high-frequency resonators including at least a most downstream stage, and
the adjusting includes changing at least one of the voltage amplitude and the phase set for the high-frequency resonator in the part including the at least most downstream stage.

US Pat. No. 10,283,053

DISPLAY WITH CELL VOLTAGE COMPENSATION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display, comprising:a matrix including a plurality of cells;
a scan driver coupled to the matrix to provide scan line signals to the plurality of cells; and
a data driver connected to the matrix to provide data driver signals to the plurality of cells, wherein a cell of the plurality of cells includes:
a light emitting device;
a driving thin-film transistor (TFT) connected to the light emitting device to drive the light emitting device with a bias current, the driving TFT having a gate and a threshold voltage; and
a circuit connected with the data driver and the gate of the driving TFT, the circuit configured to:
generate a gate voltage based on a voltage of the data driver signals from the data driver and the threshold voltage of the driving TFT; and
provide the gate voltage to the gate of the driving TFT such that the bias current that drives the light emitting device is independent of the threshold voltage of the driving TFT;
wherein:
the circuit includes a first TFT connected in series with a second TFT;
the first TFT has a drain connected to a high supply line and the second TFT has a source connected to a low supply line;
a gate of the first TFT is selectively connected to a first data driver signal from the data driver under control of a scan line signal from the scan driver;
a gate of the second TFT is selectively connected to a second data driver signal from the data driver under control of the scan line signal; and
the gate of the driving TFT is connected to a node joining the first and second TFTs.

US Pat. No. 10,282,907

INTERACTING WITH A NETWORK TO TRANSMIT VIRTUAL IMAGE DATA IN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

MAGIC LEAP, INC, Plantat...

10. An augmented reality display system, comprising:a camera to capture an image of a real physical object in a field of view of a user, wherein a location of the real physical object in a real world is known;
a module for processing data, wherein the module is stored in a memory, the module rendering from the captured image of the real physical object a rendered physical object, wherein the rendered physical object appears substantially identical to the real physical object; and
a display for displaying to the user, in a blended reality mode selected by the user from a plurality of visualization modes, the rendered physical object at a display location in the display that corresponds to an area of the display through which the real physical object is viewable, wherein the blended reality mode comprises displaying virtual objects and the rendered physical object at a physical environment of the user, wherein the rendered physical object is displayed in place of the real physical object in the display.

US Pat. No. 10,282,567

HIGH VOLTAGE INDUCTIVE ADDER

EAGLE HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A high voltage inductive adder comprising:a first circuit comprising:
a first source;
a first switch electrically coupled with the first source;
a first transformer core; and
a first plurality of primary windings wound about the first transformer core and electrically coupled with the first switch;
a second circuit comprising:
a second source;
a second switch electrically coupled with the second source;
a second transformer core; and
a second plurality of primary windings wound about the second transformer core and electrically coupled with the second switch;
a plurality of secondary windings wound around both the first transformer core and the second transformer core; and
an output coupled with the plurality of secondary windings
wherein the stray inductance of the first circuit is less than about 30 nH as measured from the primary side of the circuit, and wherein the stray inductance of the second circuit is less than about 30 nH as measured from the primary side of the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,282,120

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR INSERTING DISK

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for inserting a disk, comprising:detecting whether an inserted disk has a drive letter identifier, wherein the drive letter identifier is acquired by a server through: acquiring a universally unique identifier of the disk; querying a correspondence between the universally unique identifier of the disk and a device name, wherein the correspondence between the universally unique identifier of the disk and an allocated device name is established when a device name is first allocated to each disk; acquiring the device name of the disk in response to successful querying the correspondence between the universally unique identifier of the disk and the allocated device name; and analyzing the device name of the disk to generate a drive letter value of the disk, and generating a drive letter identifier for the disk;
acquiring the drive letter value in response to determining that the drive letter identifier is detected;
determining whether the device name associated with the drive letter value is allocated to a different disk; and
defining the device name of the disk based on the drive letter value so as to insert the disk, if the device name is not allocated to the different disk.

US Pat. No. 10,281,709

HANDHELD MOBILE LIGHT SOURCE

Acera, LLC, Beverly, MA ...

1. A handheld lighting system, comprising:a handheld housing extending from a proximal end to a distal end,
a light module disposed removably and replaceably in said housing and having at least a light source for generating light, said light module having an adapter disposed at said distal end of the housing for coupling the light module to a light guide such that the light guide receives the light generated by the light module,
a power module disposed within said housing and electrically coupled to said light module for providing electrical power thereto
wherein said light module comprises:
a hollow chamber extending from a proximal end to a distal end,
a lens positioned in said hollow chamber, said lens having a lens body comprising an input surface for receiving light from the light source and an output surface through which light exits the lens, said lens further comprising a collar encircling at least partially said lens body,
at least one sleeve disposed in said hollow chamber in contact with said collar for providing mechanical support to said lens,
an optical window disposed in said hollow chamber and optically coupled to said output surface of the lens such that the light exiting the lens passes through the window before exiting the light module, and
wherein the light source is coupled to said hollow chamber at said distal end for providing light to said input surface of the lens, and
wherein said lens comprises:
the lens body comprising a proximal section having said input surface and a distal section having said output surface,
wherein said proximal section further comprises:
a substantially elliptical peripheral surface receiving at least a portion of the light entering the lens body via said input surface and directing at least some of said received light via total internal reflection to said distal section such that at least a portion of the light directed to the distal section exits the lens body through said output surface.

US Pat. No. 10,281,564

REFRACTIVE BEAM STEERING DEVICE USEFUL FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLE LIDAR

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A device for steering a beam of radiation, the device comprising:at least one compressible optic component including at least one lens and a compressible optic material adjacent the at least one lens; and
an actuator that controls an orientation of the at least one lens by selectively applying pressure on the compressible optic material, wherein
the at least one compressible optic component comprises a plurality of compressible optic components respectively including at least one lens and compressible optic material; and
the actuator selectively controls an orientation of the lenses, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,281,215

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEATING OF BASE WITHIN CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION CHAMBER

ADVANCED MICRO-FABRICATIO...

1. A method for controlling heating of a substrate in a chemical vapor deposition chamber, wherein a heater and a tray are provided in the chemical vapor deposition chamber, the tray is located near the heater and spaced apart from the heater and is configured to support the substrate, the method comprises following steps:setting a set temperature value;
measuring a first actual temperature of a surface of the tray which supports the substrate;
generating a first control signal based on a difference between the set temperature value and the first actual temperature;
converting the first control signal into a set intermediate temperature value;
measuring a second actual temperature of an area between the surface of the tray and the heater;
generating a second control signal based on a difference between the set intermediate temperature value and the second actual temperature; and
controlling the heater to heat based on the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,281,063

PIPE FIXATION APPARATUS

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. A pipe fixation apparatus, comprising:at least one main body;
at least one first receiving portion formed at one end of the main body for receiving at least one pipe therein;
at least one first fixation portion formed on the first receiving portion for securing the pipe thereon;
at least one second receiving portion formed on one end of the main body away from the first receiving portion for receiving the pipe therein;
at least one second fixation portion formed on the second receiving portion for securing the pipe thereon; and
at least one bending portion formed on the main body and arranged between the first receiving portion and the second receiving portion, and configured to form at least one angle between the first receiving portion and the second receiving portion in order to allow the pipe to have a bending shape when the pipe is secured by the first fixation portion and the second fixation portion; and at least one attachment portion formed on at least one side of the main body;
wherein the attachment portion comprises at least one extension portion extended in a direction away from the main body, at least one stress portion formed on the extension portion, at least one hook portion bent and formed on the extension portion away from an end of the main body, at least one locking portion formed on the hook portion and bent to face toward a direction of the main body, and at least one guiding portion formed on the locking portion away from a side of the extension portion; the attachment portion comprises at least one protruding rib portion, a plurality of blocking portions formed on two ends of the protruding rib portions, at least one engagement portion surrounded by the protruding rib portion and the plurality of blocking portions, at least one first guiding portion formed on one side of the protruding rib portion, and at least one second guiding portion formed on the protruding rib portion away from the first guiding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,280,882

FUEL TANK WITH CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A fuel tank comprising:a first storage area for storing a first combustible fuel;
a second storage area for storing exhaust components resulting from burning the first combustible fuel;
a piston disposed intermediate the first and second storage areas for expanding and contracting the respective storage areas, wherein
the first storage area and the second storage area and the piston share volumetric space within the fuel tank.

US Pat. No. 10,280,674

ELECTROMECHANICAL STRUT WITH ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE AND METHOD OF ALLOWING AND PREVENTING MOVEMENT OF A CLOSURE MEMBER OF A VEHICLE

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An electromechanical strut for moving a closure member of a vehicle between an open position and a closed position, the electromechanical strut comprising:a power drive unit operably connected to one of the closure member or a body of the vehicle, said power drive unit including a housing having an inner surface bounding a cavity extending along a central axis between opposite first and second ends, a motor fixed in said cavity and having a motor shaft extending between a first shaft end and a second shaft end, a leadscrew disposed in said cavity, a planetary gearset coupled with said first shaft end and coupled with said leadscrew such that said planetary gearset is positioned axially between said first shaft end and said leadscrew for providing a gear reduction between said motor shaft and said leadscrew, an electromechanical brake assembly coupled with said second shaft end of said motor shaft such that said brake assembly is positioned on an opposite axial side of said motor than said planetary gearset and said leadscrew;
a telescoping unit operably connected to the other of the closure member or the body of the vehicle, said telescoping unit having an extensible tube at least partially received in said cavity through said second end of said housing and having a drive nut for converting rotary motion of said leadscrew into linear motion of said telescoping unit to move said telescoping unit between a retracted position relative to said housing and an extended position relative to said housing;
said electromechanical brake assembly being selectively moveable between an engaged state and a disengaged state, said motor shaft and said leadscrew being prevented from rotating when said electromechanical brake assembly is in said engaged state to prevent relative axial movement between said power drive unit and said telescoping unit, said motor shaft and said leadscrew being permitted to rotate when said electromechanical brake assembly is in said disengaged state to allow relative axial movement between said power drive unit and said telescoping unit; and
feedback sensors configured to sense movement along said electromechanical strut, and an electronic control unit electrically connected to said feedback sensors and configured to move said electromechanical brake to said disengaged state when said feedback sensors sense movement.

US Pat. No. 10,279,943

BAG MAKING AND PACKAGING MACHINE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A bag making and packaging machine comprising:a former configured to form a packaging material into a tubular shape and thereafter move the packaging material formed into a tubular shape in a first direction;
a transverse sealing mechanism installed below the former and configured to seal the packaging material formed into a tubular shape in a transverse direction that is transverse to the first direction;
an action part detachable and configured to act on the packaging material formed into a tubular shape to improve a state of the packaging material; and
an installation part configured to install the action part below the former and above the transverse sealing mechanism,
the installation part having a guide having a slide surface configured to receive and support the action part such that the action part slides on the slide surface during installation in a horizontal direction, and a drive part configured to transmit a force to the action part the action part having a coupling part configured to couple to the drive part.

US Pat. No. 10,279,786

AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A braking-system suitable for use on an automated vehicle, said system comprising:a ranging-sensor used to detect an object proximate to a host-vehicle when the object resides in a field-of-view of the ranging-sensor, wherein the field-of-view defines an edge of the field-of-view and a boundary of a conflict-zone, whereby the object in the conflict-zone and the host-vehicle will collide as the host-vehicle moves toward the object, said boundary extending from a left-side and a right-side of the host-vehicle and terminating at the edge of the field-of-view, said boundary corresponding to a portion of the edge, said edge defining a line where a ranging-sensor-signal impinges on the ground such that the object in the conflict-zone is not detected by the ranging-sensor;
a braking-actuator used to control movement of the host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the ranging-sensor and the braking-actuator, wherein the controller determines a height of the object, determines a distance to the object, determines a range-rate of the object when the object is in the field-of-view, and activates the braking-actuator when an estimated-distance to the object is less than a distance-threshold, the height of the object is greater than a height-threshold, and the object has crossed the boundary and thereby enters the conflict-zone;
wherein while the host-vehicle is moving the controller determines the estimated-distance to the object based on both a last-known-distance and the range-rate determined when the object crossed the boundary into the conflict-zone and is thereby undetected by the ranging-sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,279,571

DECORATIVE MELAMINE BOARD

SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY...

1. A decorative melamine board having a structure obtained by laminating a surface layer and a core layer, whereinthe surface layer comprises a surface layer material composed of a surface layer base material that carries a resin containing a melamine resin on a first surface side serving as a design surface, and carries a solid content of a thermoplastic resin emulsion on a second surface side that contacts the core layer, wherein the design surface is an outermost surface of the decorative melamine board, and
the core layer comprises a core layer material composed of glass cloth or a prepreg having glass cloth as a base material thereof, wherein the core layer consists of a prepreg having glass cloth impregnated with a thermoplastic resin.

US Pat. No. 10,279,487

FOOT STRUCTURE AND HUMANOID ROBOT

UBTECH Robotics Corp., S...

1. A foot structure for contacting the ground and connecting to a leg structure of a humanoid robot, comprising:a foot assembly for contacting the ground;
a first servo mounted on the foot assembly and comprising a first output shaft;
a connecting assembly rotatably connected to the foot assembly and configured to constitute an ankle portion; and
a second servo mounted on the connecting assembly and configured to connect with the leg structure, the second servo comprising a second output shaft perpendicular to the first output shaft;
the connecting assembly being arranged perpendicularly to the foot assembly and comprising a first connecting structure configured to mount the first output shaft and rotatably connected to the foot assembly, and a second connecting structure connected to the first connecting structure and configured to mount the second output shaft;
wherein the foot assembly comprises a bottom plate, a fixing portion and a mounting portion that protrude toward the leg structure, and a mounting block fixed to the bottom plate and opposite to the mounting portion, the first servo is fixed to the fixing portion, the first output shaft is mounted to the first connecting structure, and opposite ends of the first output shaft are connected to the mounting portion and the mounting block.

US Pat. No. 10,278,896

AMPOULE FOR A MEDICAL LIQUID, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AMPOULE

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. An ampoule for a medical liquid, comprising:an ampoule body for receiving the medical liquid, wherein the ampoule body is produced by injection-molding a plastic,
a connection part for connecting a removal device to the ampoule,
a membrane disposed between the ampoule body and the connection part,
wherein the ampoule is of a multi-part construction, with the connection part being joined as a separate part to the ampoule body, with the connection part being held with a form fit on a neck of the ampoule body, and the membrane is configured to seal a transition between the ampoule body and the connection part.
US Pat. No. 10,280,277

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR TREATING RECYCLED STREAMS OF PET AND PTT

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A process comprising:(a) reacting a recycle stream selected from recycled PET carpet, PET carpet fiber, recycled PET bottles, recycled PET textiles, other recycled PET articles, or mixtures thereof, with a glycol in a reactor, thereby forming a completely digested intermediate comprising polyols and an undigested stream comprising contaminants selected from colorants, dyes, pigments, inorganic fillers, undigested polymers or mixtures thereof;
(b) dispersing the contaminants in the completely digested intermediate with a mixer having a high speed, high shear impeller with a tip speed of 40 to 120 feet per second;
(c) separating the undigested stream from the completely digested intermediate, thereby forming a separated digested intermediate stream; and
(d) reacting the separated digested intermediate with a polyisocyanate or a hydrophobe selected from dimer fatty acids, trimer fatty acids, oleic acid, ricinoleic acid, tung oil, corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, bacterial oil, yeast oil, algae oil, castor oil, triglycerides or alkyl carboxylate esters having saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acid units, saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acids, alkoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids or diols, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, branched or linear C6-C36 fatty alcohols, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or acids, or mixtures thereof, thereby forming a product stream,
wherein if the digested intermediate reacts with the polyisocyanate, the product stream is selected from polyurethane, polyisocyanurate or an isocyanate terminated prepolymer, and if the digested intermediate reacts with the hydrophobe the product stream is a polyester polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,280,343

ADHESIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, ADHESIVE FILM, AND FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. An adhesive resin composition comprising: a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene copolymer to which 0.1 wt % to 15 wt % of dicarboxylic acid or an anhydride thereof is bonded;an epoxy resin;
a curing catalyst comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an imidazole-based compound, an imine-based compound, and an amine-based compound; and
an acid anhydride compound,
wherein a weight ratio of the epoxy resin to the acid anhydride compound is 2.0 to 0.05, and wherein the adhesive resin composition has a dielectric constant (Dk) of 2.8 or less in a dried state and at 5 GHz.

US Pat. No. 10,285,151

USER EQUIPMENT PROPOSING A DURATION TO BE APPLIED TO A TIME DELAY TO BE SET BY EQUIPMENT OF A CORE NETWORK

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. Method for managing an item of equipment, called item of user equipment in a cellular communication network comprising a core network interconnecting a set of cells, an item of equipment in the core network, called item of core network equipment, being responsible for managing the mobility of the item of user equipment between the cells, the method comprising:transmitting, from the item of user equipment and to said item of core network equipment, an attachment request message to register the item of user equipment with the core network;
transmitting, from the item of user equipment and to said item of core network equipment, a message requesting updating of localization areas at the expiry of a periodic time delay with a duration set by said item of core network equipment in an attachment acceptance message and/or in a message accepting updating of localization areas,
wherein said item of user equipment includes, in each attachment request message requesting attachment to the core network and/or in each message requesting updating of localization areas, a proposed duration to be applied to said delay,
wherein the item of user equipment includes, in the attachment request message requesting attachment to the core network or in the message requesting updating of localization areas, information representing deactivation of said periodic time delay causing an activation, in said item of core network equipment, of another time delay of a predetermined duration enabling said item of core network equipment to transmit at least one message seeking said item of user equipment, when the item of user equipment has not established a connection via the cellular communication network before the expiry of said other time delay,
wherein said item of core network equipment reinitializes said other time delay when said item of core network equipment receives, from said item of user equipment, a message requesting updating of localization areas, and
wherein said item of core network equipment limits, in the attachment acceptance message and/or in the message accepting updating of localization areas, a list of localization areas to be monitored by said item of user equipment to a single localization area.

US Pat. No. 10,284,964

ANATOMICALLY CUSTOMIZED EAR CANAL HEARING APPARATUS

EarLens Corporation, Men...

1. A method of making a support for placement on a tissue of a user, the method comprising:depositing a material of a vapor on a substrate to form the support, the substrate having a shape profile corresponding to the tissue and wherein the support is separated from the substrate,
wherein the shape profile of the substrate corresponds to a shape profile of a tissue surface and wherein the shape profile comprises a portion having a deflection away from the shape profile of the tissue surface so as to provide a deflection in the support away from a surface of the tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,284,455

METHOD, TERMINAL AND SYSTEM FOR CLUSTER TERMINAL TO FEED BACK DOWNLINK CHANNEL INFORMATION

Hytera Communications Cor...

1. A method for a cluster terminal to feedback downlink channel information, comprising:configuring, by a cluster terminal in an idle state, a group call context and measuring a current downlink channel in a preset period, after a group call signaling sent by a base station is received;
sending, by the cluster terminal, a radio resource control, RRC, connection request carrying a measurement result to the base station after determining that the measurement result meets a preset report triggering condition, wherein the base station modifies an air interface resource configuration when determining that a preset condition for modifying the air interface resource configuration is met according to the measurement result, and sends an instruction carrying the modified air interface resource configuration to the cluster terminal; and
receiving, by the cluster terminal, group call data according to the instruction after the instruction is received.

US Pat. No. 10,284,303

FEEDFORWARD DECISION-FREE PILOT-AIDED PHASE NOISE ESTIMATION FOR COHERENT OPTICAL M-QAM SYSTEMS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus comprising:an electronic digital signal processor having electrical inputs for receiving a first sequence of measurement values of a transmitted modulated optical carrier received in a coherent optical receiver and having electrical outputs for a stream of determined transmitted data symbol values demodulated therein from the first sequence, and
wherein the electronic digital signal processor has first circuitry to determine phase offsets of received pilot symbol values from the first sequence;
wherein the electronic digital signal processor calculates pilot transform coefficients utilizing received pilot symbol phase angles; and
wherein the electronic digital signal processor has second circuitry to correct phase offsets of received ones of the data symbol values from the determined phase offsets of the received pilot symbol values, utilizing the pilot transform coefficients, and wherein the pilot symbol values are temporally inserted between groups of the data symbol values in the transmitted modulated optical carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,283,726

ELECTRICITY-GENERATING LAYER OF SOLAR CELL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND SOLAR CELL

KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Sakyo-...

1. An electricity-generating layer of a solar cell, the electricity-generating layer including a carbon nanotube group,the carbon nanotube group including vertically oriented carbon nanotubes,
wherein one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes encapsulates an n-type dopant on one end of the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes and a p-type dopant on another end of the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes,
wherein the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes encapsulates at least one of an atom or a molecule that has a diameter substantially equal to an inside diameter of the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes, the at least one of the atom or the molecule being between the n-type dopant and the p-type dopant encapsulated in the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes,
wherein the at least one of the atom or the molecule that has a diameter substantially equal to the inside diameter of the one of the vertically oriented carbon nanotubes is a fullerene, and
wherein the fullerene forms an i-type portion.

US Pat. No. 10,283,389

ADJUSTABLE SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

WUXI HUAYING MICROELECTRO...

1. A semiconductor processing apparatus, comprising:a drive device comprising one or more drive units; and
a micro chamber configured to receive a semiconductor wafer, the micro chamber comprising:
an upper chamber portion; and
a lower chamber portion; relatively moveable towards the upper chamber portion between an open position and a closed position of the micro chamber,
wherein, when the micro chamber is in the closed position, the micro chamber is configured to receive the semiconductor wafer within a narrow gap formed between an upper working surface of the upper chamber portion and a lower working surface of the lower chamber portion, the lower working surface comprising a thin elastic substrate,
wherein each of the one or more drive units of the drive device is connected with a respective partial position of the lower chamber portion,
wherein, when the micro chamber is in the closed position, the one or more drive units are configured to provide forces of different sizes at different positions of the lower working surface to create a deformation of the thin elastic substrate, and
wherein, when the micro chamber is in the closed position, the deformation of the thin elastic substrate changes over a period of time according to a predetermined strategy so as to control a flow of a processing fluid within the micro chamber for processing the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,283,356

SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER COMPRISING A MONOCRYSTALLINE GROUP-IIIA NITRIDE LAYER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A semiconductor wafer, comprising:a monocrystalline silicon substrate wafer having a top surface, the monocrystalline substrate wafer structured to have a multiplicity of tips on its top surface,
each of the tips covered, in the order given, with a group-IIIB silicide layer having a thickness of not less than 5 nm, and a group-IIIB nitride layer, and
the group-IIIB nitride layer covered with a monocrystalline group-IIIA nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 10,283,232

ENHANCING DIELECTRIC CONSTANTS OF ELASTOMERS USING ELECTRIC FIELDS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving an elastomer doped with dielectric ceramic particulates, the elastomer doped with the dielectric ceramic particulates having a value of a first dielectric constant;
curing the elastomer doped with the dielectric ceramic particulates for an interval of time and at a temperature that is at least a melt temperature of the doped elastomer, the curing performed within a mold having an anode and a cathode; and
for at least a portion of the interval of time during the curing, applying a Direct Current (DC) voltage to the anode and to the cathode of the mold including the elastomer doped with the dielectric ceramic particulates while a temperature within the mold is within a threshold amount of the temperature of the doped elastomer, the applied DC voltage generating an electric field causing electrostatic poling of the dielectric ceramic particulates such that a second dielectric constant of the elastomer doped with the dielectric ceramic particulates after application of the DC voltage is greater than the first dielectric constant.

US Pat. No. 10,283,076

OPERATING MULTIPLE DC-TO-DC CONVERTERS EFFICIENTLY BY USING PREDICTED LOAD INFORMATION

IML International, (KY)

1. A method for controlling the amount of current distributed to a display panel comprising:analyzing memory buffers comprising an image to be displayed on a screen, before the image is displayed, to calculate an estimated power required by the image on the display panel;
regulating a current supply based on that estimated power requirement by turning on or off at least two DC-to-DC converters,
wherein a first DC-to-DC converter is coupled through a first diode to an output node,
a second DC-to-DC converter is coupled through a second diode to the output node,
a first impedance is coupled between the output node and a feedback node,
a second impedance is coupled between the feedback node and a reference voltage;
providing adjustments to the DC-to-DC converters based on at least one of input frequency or phase;
providing a current mode pulse width modulation feedback control system with control signals, wherein the feedback node is input to the current mode pulse width modulation feedback control system and the control signals regulate an on and off state of each of the DC-to-DC converters;
adjusting a current output to a receiving output load wherein the output load has different layers of power requirement that work collectively to display the image; and
switching each of the DC-to-DC converters on or off based on device parameters of an input voltage and load current,
wherein the adjustment to the current output comprises driving a backlight of the display panel with a certain amount of current based on the analyzed memory buffers and driving an LCD panel of the display with a different amount of current.

US Pat. No. 10,282,708

SERVICE ADVISOR ACCOUNTS FOR REMOTE SERVICE MONITORING OF A VEHICLE

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method for generating service advice for a user account based on remotely obtained diagnostics data from a vehicle, comprising:receiving a request, at a server, to establish an advisor account for the vehicle associated with the user account, the request identifying a service entity and a vehicle service to be assigned to the service entity, the service entity is configured to receive said diagnostics data of the vehicle;
associating, by the server, the advisor account to the service entity;
sending, by the server, programming data to the vehicle, the programming data used by a computer of the vehicle to capture or collect select diagnostics data that relates to the vehicle service and said server is configured to make accessible said select diagnostics data to the advisor account for the service entity, the advisor account is made accessible to the service entity subsequent to establishing of the advisor account; and
receiving, by the server, the select diagnostics data from the vehicle regarding the vehicle service, the select diagnostics data being accessible for viewing and/or processing by a device of the service entity,
wherein the service entity is configured to use the select diagnostics data to send a message to the user account regarding a vehicle repair or a suggested vehicle repair determined using the select diagnostics data;
wherein the user account is configured to establish a plurality of advisor accounts, each advisor account is associated with the vehicle and assigned to different aspects of the vehicle, each aspect of the vehicle is configured to receive select diagnostics data that relates to the aspect.

US Pat. No. 10,282,611

EYELID SHAPE ESTIMATION

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A method for eye tracking, comprising:under control of a hardware processor:
generating a plurality of lines extending from a lower edge of a bounding shape, over an eye in an eye image, to an upper edge of the bounding shape;
determining candidate points on the plurality of lines;
determining parameters of a fit curve from a subset of the candidate points,
wherein the fit curve is an estimation of an eyelid shape of the eye in the eye image,
wherein a score of the fit curve is above a threshold score, and
wherein the fit curve is a preferred estimation of the eyelid shape of the eye in the eye image;
determining an eye pose of the eye in the eye image using parameters of the eyelid shape; and
tracking the eye in the eye image using the eye pose of the eye in the eye image.

US Pat. No. 10,282,454

MACHINE FOR GENERATING UNSTRUCTURED SYNTAX

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method comprising:retrieving, via a communication interface in communication with a source database and a destination database, structured records from the source database;
determining, from a pre-defined field mapping file, an unstructured syntax requirement for converted data stored in the destination database, the unstructured syntax requirement comprising a syntax field mapping for syntax conversion between the structured records and the converted data, the syntax field mapping comprising a target destination system specific process decomposition that includes:
a section name for the unstructured syntax;
a mandatory/conditional flag for the unstructured syntax;
a placement order field for the unstructured syntax; and
a processing rule for the unstructured syntax;
and
executing a syntax conversion on the structured records to generate the converted data in compliance with the unstructured syntax requirement and the syntax field mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,282,053

LEARNING USER INTERFACE

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method of generating a visually biased computer interface on a screen comprising:presenting, via an interface, a plurality of dynamic icons representing a plurality of items, wherein the plurality of dynamic icons are configured to be selectable by a user;
calculating, via a processor, a relevancy score for each item of the plurality of items relative to a first item of the plurality of items;
determining a suggested item of the plurality of items based upon a relevancy score of the suggested item relative to the first item, wherein the relevancy score of the suggested item is greater than a threshold relevancy score;
determining a visual bias for a suggested dynamic icon of the plurality of dynamic icons representing the suggested item relative to at least one secondary dynamic icon of the plurality of dynamic icons; and
applying the visual bias, via the interface, to the suggested dynamic icon, wherein applying the visual bias comprises visually indicating the suggested dynamic icon relative to the at least one secondary dynamic icon on the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,281,736

LENS DRIVING DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LENS DRIVING DEVICE

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A lens driving device, comprising:a movable unit including:
a lens holding member configured to hold a lens member, and
a first driving mechanism configured to move the lens holding member in an optical axis direction;
a suspension wire configured to support the movable unit movably in a direction intersecting the optical axis direction;
a supporting member configured to support a lower end of the suspension wire; and
a second driving mechanism configured to move the movable unit in a direction intersecting the optical axis direction,
wherein the movable unit further includes:
an upper leaf spring and a lower leaf spring configured to support the lens holding member movably in the optical axis direction and
a fixing member disposed at an outer side of the lens holding member and configured to fix the upper leaf spring,
wherein the upper leaf spring includes
a first portion fixed to the lens holding member,
a second portion fixed to the fixing member,
an elastic arm portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion,
a wire fixing portion disposed at an outer side of the second portion and soldered to an upper end of the suspension wire, and
a linking portion configured to connect between the second portion and the wire fixing portion,
wherein the linking portion has two extending portions extending from two separate positions on the second portion toward the wire fixing portion side,
and wherein a plate-shaped protruding portion protruding inwards from the wire fixing portion is provided between the two extending portions.

US Pat. No. 10,281,717

MEASURING THE VIBRATION AMPLITUDE OF A SCANNER MIRROR

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A method for measuring the oscillation amplitude of a scanner mirror (13) in a projection system (10) of a motor vehicle headlight, in which a laser beam (22) generated by a laser source (21) is directed onto the scanner mirror (13) and reflected by the latter and the laser beam (22?) thus reflected becomes incident on a detector device (23), the method comprising:using a detector device (23) that has a plurality of photodetector elements (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) arranged adjacent to one another about its center, wherein due to oscillation movement of the scanner mirror (13) the laser beam (22?) describes a curve (P) running about a center point via the detector elements, wherein, with respect to at least one specific detector region (RX, RY), each detector region is realized by one of the photodetector elements or a group of immediately adjacent photodetector elements of the plurality of photodetector elements and corresponding either to the negative or the positive range of a coordinate, and the center point of the curve (P) is offset by an offset value (xoffset, yoffset) from the center of the detector device (23) along the coordinate associated with the specific detector region (RX, RY);
determining the time period (tON,X, tON,Y) in which the curve passes through the specific detector region (RX, RY); and
determining a value of the oscillation amplitude (xp, yp) using the ratio of the determined time period (tON,X, tON,Y) to the total duration (T) of an oscillation period and the offset value (xoffset, yoffset).

US Pat. No. 10,280,530

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A SINGLE CRYSTAL OF A METAL OXIDE COMPRISING A PT-RH ALLOY HEATER COATED WITH ZIRCONIA

FUJIKOSHI MACHINERY CORP....

1. An apparatus for producing a single crystal of a metal oxide in an oxidative atmosphere, comprising: a base body; a bottomed cylindrical furnace body having heat resistance and being disposed on the base body; a lid member occluding the furnace body; a heater being provided on a bottom portion of the furnace body and being formed into a cylindrical shape having a ceiling; a high frequency coil heating the heater through high frequency induction heating; and a crucible being provided in the heater and heated by the heater,wherein the heater is a Pt—Rh alloy heater and an overall surface of the heater is coated with zirconia.

US Pat. No. 10,280,045

HUMAN TRANSPORT DEVICE HAVING A MONITORING APPARATUS

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. A human transport device comprising:tread elements that are connected so as to form an endless transport belt, wherein between a first return station and a second return station the tread elements of the endless transport belt run through a transport region and a return region;
a drive unit for driving the endless transport belt; and
a monitoring apparatus at least for identifying a faulty arrangement in the transport region of at least one of the tread elements of the endless transport belt, wherein the monitoring apparatus comprises
a triggering unit, and
a detection means that is connected to the triggering unit, wherein the triggering unit is configured to be triggered in an event of a mechanical action on the detection means, wherein the detection means in a direction of longitudinal extent of the human transport device is disposed between the first return station and the second return station so as to be below the tread elements of the transport region.

US Pat. No. 10,279,890

CONFIGURABLE CONTROL PANEL FOR AN AIRCRAFT COCKPIT AND METHOD OF CONFIGURATION FOR SUCH A PANEL

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A configurable control panel for an aircraft cockpit, comprising:a master interface comprising a master controller, a screen, and one or more mechanical or electro-mechanical controls for receiving user input; and
two or more slave interfaces, including first and second slave interfaces, electrically coupled with the master interface, each slave interface comprising: a screen, one or more mechanical or electro-mechanical controls for receiving user input, and a slave controller to configure the screen and the one or more mechanical or electro-mechanical controls of the slave interface based on a control signal from the master controller,
wherein:
the master controller is configured to, in response to receiving a user input for display of a first functional system of an aircraft:
display first information for the first functional system of the aircraft; and
send a control signal to the respective slave controllers of the first and second slave interfaces to display the first functional system of the aircraft; and
the control signal causes the respective slave controllers of the first and second slave interfaces to configure the respective screens of the first and second slave interfaces for displaying second information for the first functional system of the aircraft, wherein the second information displayed by the first and second slave interfaces details the first information displayed by the master interface for the first functional system of the aircraft, the second information including additional functionalities relating to the first functional system not included in the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,279,792

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRYING AIR, AS WELL AS A RAIL VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. An arrangement for drying air, comprising:an air dryer and an air dryer inlet configured for receiving air to be dried in said air dryer;
an air conditioning installation configured to supply air to an air conditioning installation outlet;
said air dryer inlet being connected via an air channel to said air conditioning installation outlet such that at least one portion of the air supplied by said air conditioning installation forms the air to be dried; and
an air compressor disposed in said air channel.

US Pat. No. 10,279,445

CONVEYANCE JIG FOR SEPARATE TYPE CONTROL PANEL

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An assembly comprising:a base of a machine tool;
a control panel of the machine tool, the control panel being installed on a movable stand with casters and disposed separately from a main body of the machine tool; and
a conveyance jig,
wherein the conveyance jig includes
a fixing section configured to fix the conveyance jig to the base of the machine tool, and
a holding section configured to hold the control panel of the machine tool,
wherein the holding section holds the control panel at a position to a rear of the base of the machine tool while loaded on the movable stand, and
wherein the fixing section is a plate-shaped bracket including:
multiple through-holes to which bolts are fastened in order to fix the conveyance jig to the base of the machine tool, and
multiple female threaded sections that are separate to the multiple through-holes and to which the bolts are attached so as to store the bolts when the bolts are not being used to fix the conveyance jig to the base of the machine tool.

US Pat. No. 10,279,264

ADAPTIVE GAMING TUTORIAL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:as implemented by an interactive computing system configured with specific computer-executable instructions during runtime of a game application,
receiving, from a client computing device, game state information associated with a character in a game environment of the game application, wherein the character is associated with a user playing the game application on the client computing device;
accessing a character model corresponding to the user, wherein the character model includes historical data associated with previous game commands performed by the user at one or more game states where the user has successfully completed the previous game commands a threshold number of times, wherein the character model associates skill levels of the user with specific game commands such that, at least, a first game command is associated with a first skill level and a second game command is associated with a second skill level;
identifying a first game state within a game state model based, at least in part, on the game state information, wherein the fit game state is associated with a first plurality of game commands;
identifying a first player category associated with the user based, at least in part, on a skill level of the user associated with at least one game command of the first plurality of game commands, wherein the first player category is one of a plurality of player categories and each player category of the plurality of player categories is associated with a different skill level;
identifying at least a first game command for a tutorial associated with the first player category at the first game state from the first plurality of game commands, wherein at least one game command of the first plurality of game commands that the user has successfully completed the threshold number of times is excluded from being identified for the tutorial;
generating a tutorial information data package comprising instructions to implement the tutorial for performing the at least one game command within the game environment; and
transmitting, to the client computing device, the tutorial information data package,
wherein the client computing device outputs tutorial information for performing the at least one game command within a user interface of the game application during runtime based at least in part on the tutorial information data package.

US Pat. No. 10,278,535

MACHINE FOR THE PREPARATION OF BEVERAGES, WITH MICROPHONE SENSOR

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

1. A machine for preparing beverages, comprising;a brewing assembly adapted to receive an amount or dose of a substance for preparing a beverage;
a pump provided with an alternating-current electric motor for pumping a flow of liquid towards and through the brewing assembly;
an electric flowrate detector arranged so as to provide an electric signal indicating the flowrate of said liquid upstream or downstream of the pump;
a microphone sensor adapted to provide electric signals indicating the loudness of the noise generated by the machine during operation; and
a controller connected to the microphone sensor and the pump and configured to drive the motor of the pump for preparation of a beverage in such way as to control the loudness of said noise, to analyse the signals provided by the microphone sensor and the flowrate detector, to apply to the electric motor of the pump, during testing of the machine while the brewing assembly is in a predetermined condition, an excitation alternating current with predetermined characteristics, and correspondingly detect, by means of the microphone sensor and the flowrate detector, the loudness of the noise and the flowrate of the flow generated by the pump and detect their differences compared to respective predetermined reference values, and to modify at least one characteristic of the excitation current to be applied subsequently, during use of the machine, to the motor of the pump depending on said differences detected; and
indicator means adapted to provide said controller with electric signals indicating at least one characteristic of a beverage to be prepared,
wherein said controller is configured to activate supplying to the motor of the pump of an electric power (P) which is variable in a predetermined manner depending on the signal provided by said indicator means and/or the signal provided by the microphone sensor.
US Pat. No. 10,280,495

HIGH-STRENGTH ALUMINUM ALLOY FIN MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

DENSO CORPORATION, Aichi...

1. An aluminum alloy fin material for heat exchanger use containing, by mass %, Si: 0.9 to 1.2%, Fe: 0.8 to 1.1%, Mn: 1.1 to 1.4%, and Zn: 0.9 to 1.1%, further limiting the impurity Mg to 0.05% or less, Cu to 0.03% or less, and concentration of content of ([Si]+[Fe]+2[Mn])/3 to 1.4% to 1.6%, and having a balance of unavoidable impurities and Al, whereina final sheet thickness is 35 to 50 ?m, a tensile strength before brazing is 215 MPa or less, a solidus temperature is 620° C. or more, a tensile strength after brazing is 140 MPa or more, an electrical conductivity after brazing is 45% IACS or more, and a rest potential after brazing is ?730 mV to ?760 mV.

US Pat. No. 10,285,253

DISCHARGE ELECTRODES AND LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A pair of disc-shaped discharge electrodes for use in a light source device, one electrode in said pair of discharge electrodes having first and second flat circular surfaces, which are parallel to each other, and a first outer peripheral surface, which connects the first flat circular surface to the second flat circular surface, another one electrode in said pair of discharge electrodes having third and fourth flat circular surfaces, which are parallel to each other, and a second outer peripheral surface, which connects the third flat circular surface to the fourth flat circular surface, said pair of discharge electrodes disposed such that the first and second outer peripheral surfaces of said pair of discharge electrodes oppose each other with a predetermined space left therebetween, the light source device including said pair of discharge electrodes, a pulsed power supply unit that supplies pulsed power across the discharge electrodes, a source material supply unit that supplies onto the discharge electrodes a source material to radiate light, and an energy beam irradiation unit that irradiates the source material on one of the first and second outer peripheral surfaces of the discharge electrodes with an energy beam to vaporize the source material,at least one of the discharge electrodes having a first inclined surface formed on at least one flat circular surface thereof, with the first and second outer peripheral surfaces being left, the first inclined surface being inclined such that a thickness of the discharge electrode decreases in a radially outward direction of the discharge electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,285,223

HEATING METHOD

Magma Global Limited, Po...

1. A method for manufacturing a tubular, the tubular comprising a composite material including a matrix and a plurality of reinforcing elements embedded within the matrix, and the method comprising:configuring the reinforcing elements and/or the matrix so as to control the direct induction of a flow of electrical current in the composite material on exposure of the composite material to a time-varying magnetic field,
the matrix consisting of a polyether ether ketone (PEEK) matrix material,
the reinforcing elements comprise carbon fiber reinforcing elements,
and the volume fraction of reinforcing elements within the matrix is greater than 55%.

US Pat. No. 10,285,213

EXECUTING A CORRECTIVE ACTION BASED ON BEHAVIOR DETECTED DURING A CONNECTION STAGE

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:detecting an event in a process for establishing a wireless connection between a client device and an access point, wherein successfully completing a particular stage, in the process for establishing the wireless connection between the client device and the access point, requires transmission of a plurality of messages subsequent to the event;
determining that a particular message, of the plurality of messages, has not been successfully exchanged between the client device and the access point within a threshold amount of time subsequent to the event, wherein determining that the particular message has not been successfully exchanged comprises one or more of: (a) determining that the particular message has not been transmitted, (b) determining that the particular message has not been received, and (c) determining that the particular message was received with one or more errors;
responsive to the determining that the particular message has not been successfully exchanged between the client device and the access point within the threshold amount of time subsequent to the event: determining that the particular stage, in the process for establishing the wireless connection between the client device and the access point, has not been successfully completed;
selecting a corrective action, from a plurality of corrective actions, based on the particular stage that has not been successfully completed;
executing the corrective action.

US Pat. No. 10,285,097

SINTER AND INTRASEARCH BEACON

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising: sending an instruction from a radio network to a user equipment (UE) in an idle mode to adjust an existing cell reselection parameter at a UE to a high value; subsequently instructing the UE to return the cell reselection parameter to its previous value, after a first predetermined interval; and subsequently sending a second instruction to the UE in an idle mode to adjust the cell reselection parameter at the UE to the high value, after a second predetermined periodic interval, causing the UE to reselect to a cell with superior signal even when the UE is under good coverage attached to an existing macro cell, further comprising repeatedly raising the cell reselection parameter to a high value, in order to cause the UE to perform a neighboring cell search from idle mode and identify another cell to which to attach, thereby offloading the macro cell.

US Pat. No. 10,284,958

SILICA GEL DIAPHRAGM, SPEAKER MODULE, AND METHOD FOR REPROCESSING SILICA GEL DIAPHRAGM

GOERTEK INC., Shandong (...

1. A silica gel diaphragm, comprising a planar portion located at a center, a folded ring portion disposed at an edge of the planar portion, and a fixing portion connected to the periphery of the folded ring portion for bonding a housing, wherein two symmetrical wire grooves are etched on a surface of the silica gel diaphragm by laser etching technique; andan electrically conductive metal layer is deposited in each of the wire grooves, and either end of each of the electrically conductive metal layers is provided with a first soldering portion and a second soldering portion; each of the first soldering portions is deposited on a planar portion of the silica gel diaphragm in an area that is closer to the folded ring portion than the second soldering portions, and is used for soldering a winding tap of a voice coil on an inner side of the voice coil; each of the second soldering portions is deposited on the fixing portion of the silica gel diaphragm, and is used for soldering a bonding pad on the housing; and middle portions connecting the first soldering portions and the second soldering portions are deposited in the silica gel diaphragm to form an electrically conductive path.

US Pat. No. 10,284,892

DETERMINING VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT QUALITY

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining video advertisement quality, the method comprising:obtaining video advertisement data associated with a video advertisement, the video advertisement data indicating at least one variable including at least one of an advertisement characteristic, a video characteristic, a video session characteristic, and a viewer characteristic;
determining an advertisement quality indicating a probability a viewer will view a subsequent portion of a video that plays following complete viewing of the video advertisement presented in association with the video, the advertisement quality determined using the video advertisement data associated with the video advertisement and a quality model generated from historical data related to video advertisements that includes continuation indicators, each continuation indicator representing whether a viewer watched at least a threshold amount of video following presentation of a particular video advertisement, the quality model indicating weights associated with the at least one variable; and
selecting, based on the advertisement quality, the video advertisement to be presented to the viewer in association with the video.

US Pat. No. 10,284,549

METHOD FOR SECURE USER AND TRANSACTION AUTHENTICATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Early Warning Services, L...

1. A method of authenticating a user on a network, comprising:receiving, by a security server, a request of a network site to have a user authenticated and first information;
generating, by the security server, a one-time-password, wherein the one-time-password is independently verifiable by the network site or the security server based on the first information, wherein:
the one-time-password is generated as a function of a secret shared by the security server and the network site but not known to the user or associated with any particular user; and
the secret shared by the security server and the network site comprises a predetermined value agreed upon by both the security server and the network site to be used for all users utilizing the enterprise; and
transmitting over a network, by the security server to a window displayed on a remotely located first network device of the user, the one-time-password being for entry by the user onto a network page associated with the network site and displayed on a second network device of the user, and for subsequent verification by the network site to thereby authenticate the user.

US Pat. No. 10,284,480

PACKET LOSS TOLERANT TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL CONGESTION CONTROL

Netflix, Inc., Los Gatos...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:during a Transmission Control Protocol (“TCP”) session between a sending endpoint computer and a receiving endpoint computer, monitoring, by the sending endpoint computer, amounts of data sent and patterns of data loss as data is sent to the receiving endpoint computer;
periodically determining, by the sending endpoint computer, whether data is being sent below, at or above path capacity, based on the monitored amounts of data sent and patterns of data loss;
periodically dynamically adjusting, by the sending endpoint computer, a rate at which data is sent to the receiving endpoint computer, in response to determining whether data is being sent below, at or above path capacity;
determining, by the sending endpoint computer, a token bucket indicating how much data to send to the receiving endpoint computer in a management cycle of the TCP session based on the adjusted rate;
dividing, by the sending endpoint computer, tokens of the token bucket into a plurality of slices; and
pacing release of the plurality of slices and corresponding sending of data to the receiving endpoint computer across the management cycle, by the sending endpoint computer.

US Pat. No. 10,283,965

METHOD FOR INCORPORATING NON-OPERATING STATION INTO OPERATING SYSTEM IN MULTI-TERMINAL FLEXIBLE DC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Na...

1. A method for incorporating a non-operating station into an operating system in a multi-terminal flexible DC transmission system, the multi-terminal flexible DC transmission system comprising a plurality of converter stations connected by a DC line, which have three or more terminals, wherein a DC side of each of the plurality of converter stations comprises a pole-connection device, and an AC side of each of the plurality of converter stations comprises an AC incoming-line breaker, a transformer connected in series with the AC incoming-line breaker, and a charging resistor connected in series with the transformer, two ends of said charging resistor being further connected in parallel with a bypass switch; and wherein said operating system refers to a healthy operating system in the multi-terminal flexible DC transmission system except for the non-operating station, wherein said method comprises:(1) selecting a STATCOM operation mode for the non-operating station;
opening the bypass switch at the AC side of the non-operating station and connecting the charging resistor of the non-operating station to an AC line; closing the AC incoming-line breaker of the non-operating station and pre-charging a converter valve of the non-operating station through the charging resistor; and closing the bypass switch of the non-operating station after completion of the pre-charging;
(2) selecting a constant-DC voltage control mode for the non-operating station;
(3) controlling a difference between a DC voltage value of the non-operating station and a DC voltage value of the operating system to be within a predetermined range;
(4) closing the pole-connection device at the DC side of a converter of the non-operating station;
(5) switching the non-operating station from the STATCOM operation mode to a DC operation mode; and
(6) incorporating the non-operating station into the operating system.

US Pat. No. 10,282,519

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NURSING SERVICE

LG CNS CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A method of providing patient care, the method comprising:receiving result information from a first medical care provider terminal, the result information related to non-medical care and received while the non-medical care is provided to one of a plurality of patients under care at a medical care facility;
obtaining rule information related to the provided non-medical care while the non-medical care is provided, the rule information specific to the one of a plurality of patients and based on a previous medical condition of the one of a plurality of patients;
comparing the received result information to the obtained rule information while the non-medical care is provided to determine if the received result information exceeds a specific threshold indicating a specific urgency of a change in the previous medical condition;
determining at least a number of consecutive times the received result information does not exceed the specific threshold or a level of correspondence between the received result information and the obtained rule information;
transmitting the received result information to a second medical care provider terminal while the non-medical care is provided if the received result information exceeds the specific threshold; and
receiving care information from the second medical care provider terminal while the non-medical care is provided, the received care information indicating that future non-medical or medical care provided to the one of the plurality of patients should be changed,
wherein future non-medical or medical care provided to the one of the plurality of patients is reduced when the determined number of consecutive times exceeds a first specific limit or the determined level is less than a second specific limit.

US Pat. No. 10,282,285

HUMAN INTERFACE MODULE FOR MOTOR DRIVE

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A motor drive system, comprising:a rectifier that, in operation, rectifies input power and an inverter coupled to the rectifier via a DC bus and that, in operation, converts rectified power from the rectifier to a AC output power for driving an electric motor at desired speeds based upon a frequency of the output power;
control circuitry coupled to the inverter and that, in operation, controls switching of the inverter;
a housing in which the rectifier, the inverter, and the control circuitry are disposed; and
a human interface module removably physically coupled to an external receptacle of the housing and communicatively coupled to the control circuitry during operation of the motor drive system, the human interface module comprising memory that, in operation, stores programming for control of the electric motor by the control circuitry, the human interface module being removable from the external receptacle of the housing and physically replaceable on a similar external receptacle of a second housing of a second motor drive system to transfer the programming to the second motor drive system;
wherein the motor drive system is physically separate from a motor that is driven by the motor drive system.

US Pat. No. 10,281,417

TIRE CHARACTERISTIC VALUE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND TIRE CHARACTERISTIC VALUE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A tire characteristic value measurement apparatus comprising:conveyance means for conveying a tire;
vertical movement means which is disposed below the conveyance means and is able to vertically move;
a bearing member which is provided in the vertical movement means and bears the tire on the conveyance means from below in accordance with a rise, and in which at least a contact surface to be brought into contact with the tire has electrically insulative properties; and
electric resistance value detection means which is provided in the vertical movement means and detects an electric resistance value of the tire borne by the bearing member.

US Pat. No. 10,281,305

MAGNETIC FLOWMETER FLOWTUBE ASSEMBLY WITH SPRING-ENERGIZED SEAL RINGS

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A magnetic flowmeter flowtube assembly comprising:a flowtube configured to receive a flow of process fluid;
a fluoropolymer liner disposed within and extending through the flowtube;
a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed to measure a voltage induced within the process fluid;
wherein each of the electrode assemblies includes a spring-energized seal having a spring disposed within a jacket, the sprung-energized seal disposed about each respective electrode and an electrode head that is disposed flush with an inside diameter of the fluoropolymer liner; and
wherein the jacket is configured to receive process fluid during cold flow leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,281,106

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES

Automotive Lighting Itali...

1. A lighting and/or signalling device comprising:a container body having a plurality of containment seats, each containment seat housing at least one light source electrically connected by electrical connection to power the same, and suitable for emitting a beam of light to propagate to the outside of the lighting and/or signalling device,
a lenticular body, positioned so as to close the plurality of containment seats and suitable to receive the beam of light produced by each light source and to propagate it towards the outside of the lighting and/or signalling device, at least in a longitudinal direction of propagation of the beam of light,
wherein the lenticular body, at each containment seat includes a first lighting portion, to diffuse a beam of light of a predefined colour, delimited by a first optic filter, having a first colour different from said predefined colour,
each light source being positioned inside the containment seat in a position rearward of the lenticular body, in a longitudinal direction of propagation of the beam of light,
each light source facing a light guide which includes a light input wall which receives the beam of light produced by the light source, propagates it along a light guide body and emits it from a light output wall, facing the lenticular body so that the beam of light crosses the lenticular body,
wherein a second optic filter is positioned between each light source and the light input wall, having a second colour different from the first colour of the first optic filter so that the beam of light produced by each light source and filtered by the second and by the first optic filter in succession comes out of the lenticular body having said predefined colour,
wherein the first optic filters of adjacent portions of lenticular body are the same colour such that they are substantially indistinguishable when the respective light sources are deactivated,
wherein the second optic filter is associated with a power supply and support strip of the light source, so as to position itself between the light source and the light input wall of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,280,872

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FLUIDIC BARRIER FROM THE UPSTREAM SPLITTER

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. A turbofan engine having a fan portion in fluid communication with a core stream and a bypass stream of air; the core stream being:compressed by the fan portion and a core compressor portion, heated and expanded through a core turbine portion;
the core turbine portion driving the fan portion and the core compressor portion; the core turbine portion connected to a shaft;
the bypass stream being compressed by the fan portion;
the core stream and the bypass stream separated by an upstream splitter and a downstream splitter with the fan portion disposed axially between the upstream splitter and the downstream splitter wherein a fluid passage between the core stream and the bypass stream is defined between the upstream splitter and the downstream splitter and a plurality of blades of the fan portion; and
a first plurality of high pressure fluid jets originating from a trailing edge of the upstream splitter restricting migration of the core stream into the bypass stream through the fluid passage; and
a plurality of orifices positioned circumferentially on the trailing edge of the upstream splitter, wherein the first plurality of high pressure fluid jets are injected through the plurality of orifices and directed toward the plurality of blades of the fan portion with at least an axial component relative to a centerline of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,280,614

SOUND ABSORBING STRUCTURE AND ACOUSTIC ROOM

DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. An acoustic room, comprising a sound absorbing structure, the sound absorbing structure comprising:a rear surface member having a length in a predetermined direction;
a front surface member that is parallel to said rear surface member and is separated forward from said rear surface member and that is shorter in said predetermined direction than said rear surface member;
a sound absorbing material in front of said rear surface member; and
an opening that adjoins said front surface member in said predetermined direction, wherein
said sound absorbing material is in both a first region located behind said opening and a second region sandwiched between said front surface member and said rear surface member,
a part of said sound absorbing material which is located in said first region absorbs sounds in a high frequency range,
a part of said sound absorbing material which is located in said second region absorbs sounds in a low frequency range,
a length dimension in said predetermined direction of said second region is larger than that in said predetermined direction of said first region when the opening is fully open, and
said rear surface member forms at least one of sidewalls, a floor, and a ceiling of the acoustic room.

US Pat. No. 10,280,527

METHODS OF FABRICATING METALLIC FUEL FROM SURPLUS PLUTONIUM

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method of fabricating metallic fuel from surplus plutonium, the method comprising:combining plutonium oxide powder consisting essentially of PuO2 with uranium oxide powder to obtain a mixed powder, the plutonium oxide powder being present at a quantity of about 20% to 50% by weight relative to a total weight of the mixed powder, the uranium oxide powder having a 235U enrichment of less than 5.0 wt %;
electroreducing the mixed powder in a porous basket immersed in a bath of molten salt so as to convert the mixed powder to a first alloy of plutonium and uranium, the first alloy being in a form of a porous metal sponge;
pressing the first alloy to remove a majority of the molten salt adhered to the first alloy to form a pressed alloy-salt mixture; and
isolating the first alloy from a remainder of the molten salt by melting the pressed alloy-salt mixture via electromagnetic induction in a furnace and discharging the first alloy from a bottom of the furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,279,767

AIRBAG DEVICE

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAP...

1. An airbag device comprising:a folded airbag;
an inflator which inflates the airbag;
a retainer in which the airbag and the inflator are mounted; and
a protector cloth which covers folded bodies of the airbag, and retains a folded shape of the airbag, wherein,
the retainer has first and second lateral side portions which face each other, and third and fourth lateral side portions which are directed to intersect with the first and second lateral side portions,
the protector cloth extends from a first lateral side portion side to a second lateral side portion side to cover the folded bodies of the airbag,
the protector cloth has a first area which covers a third lateral side portion side of the folded bodies of the airbag and a second area which covers a fourth lateral side portion side,
one end and the other end of each of the first area and the second area are engaged by an engaging member,
a slit which extends from the one end to a middle in a direction connecting the one end and the other end is provided between the first area and the second area, and
a length from the one end to the other end of the first area is shorter than a length from the one end to the other end of the second area,
a tip of the first area and a tip of the second area are divided,
a base end of the first area and a base end of the second area are continuously connected to each other, and,
the tip of the first area overlaps the base end of the first area to cover the folded bodies of the airbag, and the tip of the second area overlaps the base end of the second area to cover the folded bodies of the airbag.

US Pat. No. 10,279,105

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING MEDICAMENT DELIVERY PARAMETERS AFTER A SITE CHANGE

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A portable infusion pump, comprising:a pump device configured to deliver medicament to a user through an infusion set in fluid communication with the pump device and physically connected to the user's body; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the pump device to control the pump device to deliver the medicament to the user, the processor further configured to:
determine that a first infusion set has been detached from fluid communication with the pump device and a second infusion set has subsequently been placed into fluid communication with the pump device;
initiate delivery of medicament with the pump device through the second infusion set; and
adjust delivery of medicament with the pump device through the second infusion set based on a time since initiating delivery of medicament through the second infusion set to account for changes in medicament absorption over time at an insertion site of the second infusion set.

US Pat. No. 10,285,307

AIR-COOLING HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. An air-cooling heat dissipation device for removing heat from an electronic component, the air-cooling heat dissipation device comprising:a supporting substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, an introduction opening, and at least one circulating groove running through the top surface and the bottom surface of the supporting substrate;
a thermal conduction plate located over the top surface of the supporting substrate and aligned with the introduction opening, and the electronic component is disposed on the thermal conduction plate, wherein a gap is formed between the thermal conduction plate and the supporting substrate for allowing air to go through, and the at least one circulating groove is adjacent to the thermal conduction plate;
an air pump fixed on the bottom surface of the supporting substrate and aligned with the introduction opening; and
a heat sink attached on the electronic component,
wherein when the air pump is enabled, an ambient air is introduced into the introduction opening and dispersed across the bottom of the thermal conduction plate via the gap, after which a part of the air is discharged through the circulating groove to remove heat from the thermal conduction plate.

US Pat. No. 10,285,288

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTI-DISASSEMBLY STRUCTURE

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An electronic device with anti-disassembly structure, comprising:a top cover having a first set of serrated teeth and a first through hole;
a fastener receiver comprising a posting head and a posting body, the posting head having a second set of serrated teeth and a third set of serrated teeth;
a fixed disk having a fourth set of serrated teeth;
an elastic member coiled around the posting body and positioned between the posting head and the fixed disk;
a bottom cover having a second through hole; and
a fastener, wherein the elastic member resists with the fastener receiver to make the second set of serrated teeth engage with the first set of serrated teeth, the fastener passes through the second through hole and is rotated into the posting body to lock with the top cover, and when the top cover is separated from the bottom cover, an external force works on the fastener receiver, the elastic member is compressed by the external force, and the second set of serrated teeth is separated from the first set of serrated teeth, the third set of serrated teeth engage with the fourth set of serrated teeth, and the fastener is rotated to detached from the bottom cover.

US Pat. No. 10,285,250

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

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A method of controlling lighting sources, said lighting sources comprising at least one operating parameter which is controllable in at least one lighting sequence as a function of a time code data set coupled therewith, the method comprising:providing a repository of operating data files for said sources, said operating data files coupled with said lighting sources with each data file including at least one time code data set for at least one lighting sequence for a respective one of said lighting sources,
retrieving in said data repository at least one operating data file coupled with a selected one of said lighting sources,
operating said selected one of said lighting sources by controlling said at least one operating parameter as a function of the operating data included in the operating data file retrieved,
arranging said operating data files in said repository in a plurality of subsets coupled with respective events in a list of events, whereby said at least one operating parameter is controllable as a function of a respective event selected in said list,
detecting at said lighting sources at least one sound and/or video environment signal, and
retrieving said at least one operating data file in said repository as a function of said environment signal,
wherein detecting at least one sound and/or video environment signal comprises obtaining said at least one sound and/or video environment signal via at least one audio and/or video sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,285,244

ILLUMINATING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. An illuminating device, comprising:a light-emitting source;
a power drive unit for adjusting the power supplied for the light-emitting source;
a control system that is electrically connected with the light-emitting source and the power drive unit; and wherein the control system comprises:
a detection light switching circuit for switching on the illuminating device to project initial detection light to an illuminated object;
an initial reflected light acquiring circuit for acquiring initial reflected light of the illuminated object;
an initial color operation circuit for obtaining an initial color of the illuminated object according to the initial reflected light;
the detection light switching circuit being used for switching off the illuminating device projecting the initial detection light to the illuminated object;
an environment color acquiring circuit for acquiring an environment color of an environment provided with the illuminating device;
an initial color correcting circuit for correcting the initial color according to the environment color to obtain a corrected color, wherein the initial color is set to be the corrected color when the environment color is within a preset color difference range, and the initial color is adjusted to obtain the corrected color according to the environment color when the environment color exceeds the preset color difference range;
a target irradiating light acquiring circuit for acquiring target irradiating light according to the corrected color; and
a target irradiating light start circuit for controlling the illuminating device to project the target irradiating light to the illuminated object.

US Pat. No. 10,284,986

PIEZOELECTRIC SPEAKER AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A method for forming a piezoelectric speaker, comprising:providing a piezoelectric actuator which comprises a piezoelectric layer, a bottom electrode and a top electrode, wherein the bottom electrode and the top electrode are on two opposite surfaces of the piezoelectric layer;
providing a speaker frame which comprises a base and a bump structure on the base, wherein the base has a bottom venting hole through the base, and the bump structure surrounds the bottom venting hole;
forming a solder layer on a top surface of the bump structure; and
combining the bottom electrode of the piezoelectric actuator with the speaker frame through the solder layer.

US Pat. No. 10,284,904

ENTRY ADAPTERS FOR CONDUCTING CAN SIGNALS AND IN-HOME NETWORK SIGNALS

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A cable television (CATV) entry adapter for conducting downstream and upstream CATV signals between a CATV network and a subscriber device, and conducting in-home network signals in an in-home network, the CATV signals occupying a CATV frequency band that is different from an in-home network frequency band occupied by the in-home network signals, the CATV entry adapter comprising:CATV entry means for communicating with a CATV network;
primary port means for communicating with a first subscriber device;
secondary port means for communicating with a second subscriber device;
splitter means having an input terminal and at least two output terminals, wherein each of the at least two output terminals is configured to communicate with the secondary port means;
communication and blocking means for allowing downstream and upstream CATV signals to be communicated to the first subscriber device and blocking in-home network signals from being communicated to the CATV network;
wherein the communication and blocking means is connected between the CATV entry means and the splitter means;
wherein the communication and blocking means includes a low pass terminal that is configured to communicate with the CATV entry means, a high pass terminal that is configured to communicate with the splitter means, and a common terminal that is configured to communicate with the primary port means:
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to allow both upstream and downstream CATV signals to communicate with the first subscriber device;
wherein the primary port means is configured to communicate with a server network interface and the secondary port means is configured to communicate with a client network interface;
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to conduct only the downstream and upstream CATV signals between the CATV entry means and the primary port means;
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to allow upstream and downstream CATV signals to be conducted through the low pass terminal, instead of allowing downstream CATV signals to be conducted to the client network interface, and instead of allowing upstream CATV signals to be conducted from the client network interface through the secondary port means and to the CATV entry means;
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to allow downstream CATV signals to reach the server network interface with substantially no reduction in signal strength;
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to allow the server network interface to deliver a higher quality network signal to the client network interface over the in-home network even when the network signals are passed through the splitter means;
wherein the secondary port means comprises a plurality of secondary ports in communication with the splitter means;
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to only communicate in-home network signals in a predetermined high frequency band range through the high pass terminal, and at least partially prevent the CATV signals, which are outside the predetermined high frequency range, from being communicated through the high pass terminal; and
wherein the communication and blocking means is configured to only communicate signals in a predetermined low frequency band range through the low pass terminal, and at least partially prevent CATV signals outside the predetermined low frequency range from being communicated through the low pass terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,284,884

MONITORING INDIVIDUAL VIEWING OF TELEVISION EVENTS USING TRACKING PIXELS AND COOKIES

INSCAPE DATA, INC., Irvi...

1. A method comprising:storing multiple reference data sets, wherein a reference data set is associated with a reference video segment;
receiving a video fingerprint, wherein the video fingerprint is generated by a media system based on one or more frames displayed by the media system, and wherein the one or more frames are associated with an unidentified video segment;
identifying a reference data set that is determined to match the video fingerprint;
determining that an identified video segment corresponds to the unidentified video segment, wherein the identified video segment is determined based on the identified reference data set;
determining content associated with the identified video segment;
sending information associated with the content, wherein the information is addressed to the media system, and wherein the information causes the media system to display the content;
generating a message indicative of a viewing event associated with the media system, wherein the message is generated in response to the identified video segment being determined; and
automatically sending the message in response to the viewing event, wherein receiving the message at an additional server causes the additional server to log the viewing event.

US Pat. No. 10,284,820

COVERT MONITORING AND RECORDING OF AUDIO AND VIDEO IN CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITIES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:capturing at least one of: an audio, a video, or a picture of one or more residents of a controlled-environment facility using a communication device disposed within the controlled-environment facility, wherein the communication device is not being used in any communication session during at least a portion of the capturing when the communication session is involved with a non-resident of the controlled-environment facility;
comparing captured audio, video or picture with one or more biometric or non-biometric identifiers, and identifying a plurality of residents based upon the comparison; and
alert at least one of controlled-environment facility personnel in response to a first identified resident being adverse to a second identified resident.

US Pat. No. 10,284,696

SHELL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A shell, comprising:a metallic body,
a non-metallic layer configured to connect at least two parts of the metallic body, and
a coating layer only provided on an outer surface of the non-metallic layer, and exhibiting a consistent colour with an outer surface of the metallic body, wherein the coating layer comprises ink comprising metal particles and pigments.

US Pat. No. 10,284,352

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING MODULATION AND CODING SCHEME

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A method for configuring a User Equipment (UE) with a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) index table, the method comprising:calculating a Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI) and Rank Indication (RI) according to a channel estimated result;
determining a configured CQI index table according to received CQI index table indication information transmitted by a base station, the base station configuring the CQI index table by selecting the CQI index table from at least two CQI index tables; and
calculating a CQI index according to the calculated PMI and the RI using the configured CQI index table,
wherein one of the at least two CQI index tables includes one or more CQI indices corresponding to a modulation of higher order that is not supported by the other CQI index tables.

US Pat. No. 10,284,106

POWER ADAPTER

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

1. An apparatus comprising:an in-line converter module assembly configured for cable-termination deployment, the in-line converter module assembly comprising:
a first power conversion module including a module body having an input terminal adapted to accommodate an electrical connection to an input of the first power conversion module, and an output terminal adapted to accommodate an electrical connection to an output of the first power conversion module;
the first power conversion module including circuitry adapted to convert power received from the input terminal at a unipolar input voltage, Vin, for delivery at the output terminal at a unipolar output voltage, Vo, at an essentially fixed voltage transformation ratio, K=Vo/Vin; and
a strain relief mechanism mechanically secured to the in-line converter module assembly, the strain relief mechanism being configured to mechanically engage an electrical cable electrically connected to the input terminal or the output terminal of the first power conversion module, the strain relief mechanism mechanically securing the electrical cable to the in-line converter module assembly;
wherein the inline converter module assembly is adapted to be used as part of a wire harness that includes the electrical cable, wherein the electrical cable has a first end adapted for connection to electrical equipment and a second end electrically connected to the input terminal or output terminal of the first power conversion module, and wherein the wire harness is configured to provide one or both of DC voltage transformation and galvanic isolation in-line between at least one of (i) the electrical cable and the output terminal of the first power conversion module when the second end of the electrical cable is electrically connected to the input terminal of the first power conversion module, or (ii) the electrical cable and the input terminal of the first power conversion module when the second end of the electrical cable is electrically connected to the output terminal of the first power conversion module.

US Pat. No. 10,284,083

DC/DC CONVERTER WITH A FLYING CAPACITOR

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

8. An inverter, comprising:a DC/AC converter, and
a DC/DC converter, comprising:
a first low-voltage terminal point, a second low-voltage terminal point and a third low-voltage terminal point, and
a first high-voltage terminal point and a second high-voltage terminal point,
wherein the first low-voltage terminal point and the first high-voltage terminal point are directly connected to one another,
wherein an actively drivable switching element, a capacitor and a further switching element are connected in series between the first high-voltage terminal point and the second high-voltage terminal point, and
wherein the capacitor is connected between the second low-voltage terminal point and the third low-voltage terminal point,
a further capacitance directly connected between the second low-voltage terminal point and the third low-voltage terminal point,
wherein the further capacitance is decoupled from the capacitor at two terminals by two inductors, respectively
wherein the DC/AC converter is connected to the first and second high-voltage terminal points of the DC/DC converter and feeds into an AC voltage grid.

US Pat. No. 10,283,993

CHARGING METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A charging method, comprising:setting an initial cut-off voltage and an initial charging current of a battery when the battery is subjected to constant current charging, the initial cut-off voltage being greater than a safe cut-off voltage of the battery, and a difference between the initial cut-off voltage and the safe cut-off voltage being less than or equal to a preset voltage difference;
detecting a battery voltage of the battery, the battery voltage being a sum of a real voltage of the battery and a voltage of an inner resistor of the battery;
determining whether the current battery voltage is equal to the initial cut-off voltage; and
decreasing the initial cut-off voltage and the initial charging current gradually based on a determination that the current battery voltage is equal to the initial cut-off voltage, until the initial cut-off voltage is less than or equal to the safe cut-off voltage, and charging the battery in constant voltage charging when the current battery voltage is equal to the safe cut-off voltage, a voltage of the constant voltage charging being the safe cut-off voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,283,938

METHOD OF STRAIN ENGINEERING AND RELATED OPTICAL DEVICE USING A GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING ACTIVE REGION

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a laser display; and
a laser device configured to provide light for the laser display, the laser device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate including a surface region and a first lattice constant;
a single or plurality of strained regions acting as an optical confinement region overlying the surface region, the strained region having a second lattice constant, the second lattice constant being larger than the first lattice constant;
a strain control region disposed between or above one or more of the strained regions having a third lattice constant, the third lattice constant being substantially equivalent to the second lattice constant, the strain control region being configured to maintain at least a quantum well region within a predetermined strain state;
a plurality of quantum well regions overlying the optical confinement region, each of the plurality of quantum well regions having a fourth lattice constant, the fourth lattice constant being substantially equivalent to the second lattice constant, whereupon the strain control region has a higher bandgap than the strained region and the quantum well regions.

US Pat. No. 10,283,913

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A SHIELDING PLATE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector with a shielding plate in which signal terminals and ground terminals supported by insulating members are arranged in an intermixed order, signal terminals have at least a portion in the longitudinal direction thereof covered by the shielding plate, and respective contact portions formed in free end portions at front ends of the signal terminals and ground terminals are subject to contact pressure applied by counterpart terminals of a mating connector to one side of said contact portions, thereby resulting in resilient flexure, wherein:in the shielding plate, at positions corresponding to the ground terminals in the direction of terminal array, there are provided grounding strips parallel to said ground terminals, said grounding strips extend forward and, at least in a state of contact between the ground terminals and counterpart terminals, the other side of the ground terminals is in contact with and supported by the grounding strips such that upon mating with the mating connector, the ground terminals and the grounding strips undergo resilient displacement and remain in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,283,142

PROCESSOR-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SOUND QUALITY

Educational Testing Servi...

1. A processor-implemented method of analyzing quality of sound acquired via a microphone, comprising:extracting an input metric from a sound recording at each of a plurality of time intervals;
providing the input metric at each of the time intervals to a memory based neural network, wherein the memory based neural network provides an output metric at each of the time intervals to a multilayer perceptron, wherein the output metric at a particular time interval is based on the input metric at a plurality of time intervals using the memory based neural network;
capturing, with the memory based neural network, information regarding a spatiotemporal structure of the input metric;
deriving a time aggregated sound quality feature using a time aggregated feature module;
generating, by the multilayer perceptron based on the time aggregated sound quality feature and the output metric, a score indicative of the quality of the sound acquired via the microphone,
wherein the plurality of time intervals comprises at least one past time interval or at least one future time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,283,108

ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL DEVICE AND ERROR PATH CHARACTERISTIC MODEL CORRECTION METHOD

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. An active noise control device that reduces noise, the device comprising:a speaker that outputs a noise cancellation sound that cancels noise at a predetermined noise cancellation position;
a reference signal generating means for generating a reference signal;
a noise cancellation sound generating means having an adaptive filter that adjusts a phase and amplitude of the noise cancellation sound, the noise cancellation sound generating means being configured to generate the noise cancellation sound from the reference signal by using the adaptive filter;
a microphone that picks up a combined sound generated by combining noise at the noise cancellation position and the noise cancellation sound and outputs the combined sound as an error signal;
an error path characteristic model formed by numerically modeling a transfer function for an error path;
a filtered reference signal generating means for generating a filtered reference signal from the reference signal through the error path characteristic model;
an adaptive filter coefficient adjusting means for adjusting an adaptive filter coefficient of the adaptive filter so as to reduce the error signal by using the filtered reference signal and the error signal;
a phase characteristic difference determining means for determining a difference in phase characteristic between the error path characteristic model and an actual error path between the speaker and the microphone; and
an error path characteristic model correcting means for correcting the error path characteristic model according to the difference in phase characteristic, the difference being determined by the phase characteristic difference determining means, so that the difference in phase characteristic between the error path characteristic model and the actual error path is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,283,080

DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY SCREEN

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A display screen assembly, comprising:a gate driving circuit connected to n rows of gate lines;
a display screen configured to include n pixel rows sequentially arranged, each pixel row corresponding to a gate line of the n rows of gate lines; and
a driving IC connected to the gate driving circuit via at least two signal lines, wherein:
a first signal line of the at least two signal lines is directly connected to the gate driving circuit at a first connection position, the first connection position corresponding to an i-th row of gate line; and a second signal line of the at least two signal lines is directly connected to the gate driving circuit at a second connection position, the second connection position corresponding to a j-th row of gate line;
the at least two signal lines are configured to transmit frame initializing signals;
the driving IC is configured to, in a first display mode, transmit a first frame initializing signal to the gate driving circuit via the first signal line;
the gate driving circuit is configured to, upon receiving the first frame initializing signal, progressively scan gate lines from the i-th row of gate line to the n-th row of gate line;
the driving IC is configured to, in a second display mode, transmit a second frame initializing signal to the gate driving circuit via the second signal line;
the gate driving circuit is configured to, upon receiving the second frame initializing signal, progressively scan gate lines from the j-th row of gate line to the n-th row of gate line; and
i, j, and n are positive integers.

US Pat. No. 10,282,802

DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-assisted method, comprising:receiving, at a computer processor, data encoding a government-issued digital identification document that is being displayed on a mobile computing device such that a person holding the mobile computing device to present the government-issued digital identification document is identified by a digital biometric thereon and at a point of service, the government-issued digital identification document including both a digital watermark encoding personally identifiable information of the person and information indicating an issuing entity of the digital identification document;
retrieving the digital watermark from the received data encoding the government-issued digital identification document;
extracting the personally identifiable information and information indicating the issuing entity from the retrieved digital watermark; authenticating the government-issued digital identification document by having the personally identifiable information from the retrieved digital watermark validated based on records from the issuing entity as indicated by the digital watermark, the authenticating comprising:
providing, based on the information indicating the issuing entity from the retrieved digital watermark, the personally identifiable information from the retrieved digital watermark to a server of the issuing entity,
wherein the server is configured to determine whether the personally identifiable information received matches information in a record of the person previously stored by the server; and
receiving, from the server, an indication that the government-issued digital identification document is valid in response to a determination by the server that the personally identifiable information received matches information in the record of the person previously stored by the server; and
in response to determining the government-issued digital identification document is valid, indicating that the person be given access at the point of service.

US Pat. No. 10,282,747

USING USER SEGMENTS FOR TARGETED CONTENT

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a computing platform having an analytics tool configured to analyze interactions of users with published content and a separate content tool configured to provide targeted content to the users, a computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by the computing platform from a marketer computing device, input that identifies a user segment and a parameter for an action associated with the user segment;
generating, by the computing platform based on the input, metadata that comprises (i) an identifier of the user segment, (ii) an identifier of the action, and (iii) an identifier of the parameter, wherein the metadata standardizes an interface between the analytics tool and the content tool by specifying how an identifier of a user associated with the user segment should be generated according to a standard format common to the analytics tool and the content tool, wherein the metadata is provided to the analytics tool and the content tool based on respective application programming interfaces of the analytics tool and the content tool;
providing, by the computing platform, at least portions of the metadata to the analytics tool and the content tool;
receiving, by the analytics tool, first information identifying one or more user interactions of the user using a computing device to interact with the published content;
automatically triggering, based on receiving the first information identifying the one or more user interactions, the analytics tool to associate the user with the user segment based on analyzing the first information identifying the one or more user interactions, wherein the associating of the user with the user segment comprises associating the identifier of the user with the identifier of the user segment based on the metadata; and
automatically triggering, based on the associating of the user with the user segment, the analytics tool to provide second information identifying that the user is associated with the user segment to the content tool, the second information comprising the identifier of the user and the identifier of the user segment in the standard format,
wherein the second information is published from the analytics tool to the content tool over an internal communication bus,
wherein the respective application programming interfaces are separate from the internal communication bus, and
wherein the content tool is configured to provide targeted content to the computing device of the user based on the second information identifying that the user is associated with the user segment and based on the identifier of the action and on the identifier of the parameter from the metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,282,446

DYNAMIC SELECTION OF SOURCE TABLE FOR DB ROLLUP AGGREGATION AND QUERY REWRITE BASED ON MODEL DRIVEN DEFINITIONS AND CARDINALITY ESTIMATES

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A method for optimizing data access in a data warehouse having a model driven architecture, the method comprising:receiving an Object Management Group (OMG) data model for storing time series measurement data representing a plurality of dimensions and measurements, the OMG data model having one or more aggregation tables, and wherein the OMG data model defines at least one of one or more fact tables, one or more dimension tables, and one or more aggregation rules defining data rollup aggregations in the one or more aggregation tables;
receiving a query from a user, the query having one or more predicates, wherein the one or more predicates include data to limit a data set against which conditions are to be evaluated and wherein the one or more predicates include at least one of user identity, user group identity, identity of devices operating in a predefined geographic area, identity of devices experiencing specific operating environments above or below a predefined threshold for a predefined period of time;
identifying one or more candidate optimization sources, wherein the one or more candidate optimization sources comprise one or more aggregation tables;
determining, by the processor, cardinality for each dimension stored in each of the one or more identified candidate optimization sources;
determining, by the processor, a degree of data rollup for each of the one or more identified candidate optimization sources;
generating an optimization score for each of the one or more identified candidate optimization sources based, at least in part, on the determined cardinality and the determined degree of data rollup;
selecting, by the processor, one candidate optimization source from the one or more identified candidate optimization sources based on the generated optimization score; and
optimizing, by the processor, the received query using the one or more aggregation tables, in response to selecting the one candidate optimization source.

US Pat. No. 10,282,401

METHODS FOR PROCESSING CASCADING STYLE SHEETS AND DEVICES THEREOF

UsableNet Inc., New York...

1. A method for processing cascading style sheets implemented by one or more web content proxy servers, the method comprising:receiving a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request for a web page from a client computing device;
identifying a type of browser from which the HTTP request originated based on a user agent header included in the HTTP request;
obtaining source code for at least one cascading style sheet (CSS) associated with the web page, the source code including a CSS property;
comparing a prefix of the CSS property to an established prefix value to determine when the prefix of the CSS property matches the established prefix value, wherein the CSS property comprises the prefix followed by a CSS property name and one or more CSS property values;
applying a transformation function for the CSS property server-side and prior to sending the web page to the client computing device, the transformation function configured to modify the CSS source code to replace the CSS property based on the identified type of browser and the CSS property name while maintaining the CSS property values in the CSS source code, when the determining indicates that the prefix of the CSS property matches the established prefix value; and
sending the web page with the modified CSS source code to the client computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,282,280

AUTOMATED SCALABLE VIDEO GAME TESTING SYSTEM

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:as implemented by an interactive computing system configured with specific computer-executable instructions,
accessing source code for a video game under test;
determining a plurality of actions available in the video game under test, wherein the plurality of actions comprises in-game actions performable by a user when the user interacts with the video game under test;
generating a state graph representing at least the plurality of actions available in the video game under test;
accessing a plurality of test logs for the video game under test, each test log comprising an identity of actions performed during an execution of the video game under test;
generating a probabilistic state graph by assigning probability weights to edges within the state graph based at least in part on the plurality of test logs, wherein a probability weight of an edge is determined based at least in part on the percentage of test logs from the plurality of test logs that indicate that a first action associated with a node connected to a first end of the edge is performed subsequent to a second action associated with a node connected to a second end of the edge;
determining simulation conditions associated with testing the video game under test;
generating a plurality of player simulation scripts based at least on the probabilistic state graph and the simulation conditions;
initiating execution of the plurality of player simulation scripts with respect to at least one instance of the video game under test, wherein each player simulation script causes a simulated user to perform one or more actions included in the player simulation script with respect to the at least one instance of the video game;
monitoring the execution of the plurality of player simulation scripts to determine whether errors exist in the source code of the video game under test;
detecting an error during execution of a player simulation script from the plurality of player simulation scripts;
identifying a state of the at least one instance of the video game under test and an action performed by the simulated user with respect to the at least one instance of the video game at a time that the error occurred; and
outputting for display information corresponding to the state of the at least one instance of the video game and the action performed by the simulated user at the time that the error occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,282,158

LIGHTWEIGHT UNITARY DISPLAY

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A lightweight display comprising:(a) a plurality of display modules carried by a display mounting frame, each display module comprising a plurality of light emitting pixel chips;
(b) said display mounting frame comprising a plurality of vertical and horizontal display module mounting surfaces, wherein each one of said plurality of display modules is coupled to at least one of said plurality of module mounting surfaces;
(c) said plurality of display modules carried by said display mounting frame by means of magnetic attraction;
(d) an electronic support member coupled to said display mounting frame, said electronic support member carrying electrical components electrically communicating with said plurality of display modules for controlling the display of an image;
(e) wherein the depth of said plurality of display modules, display mounting frame and electronic support member is less than four inches when defining a display assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,281,667

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR DEVICE UTILIZING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector assembly comprises a first member and a second member capable of being attached to the first member, wherein:the first member comprises:
a substrate having a face extending in fore-and-aft and side-to-side directions,
resilient members,
a plurality of contacts, and
locking portions,
wherein the substrate is provided with inclined faces gradually approaching said face in the fore-and-aft direction;
the second member comprises:
a housing,
electrical contact portions,
and counterpart locking portions disposed on at least a wall face of the housing extending in the fore-and-aft direction and configured to engage with the locking portions through the wall face of the housing extending in the fore-and-aft direction;
wherein as the second member is guided along the inclined faces and approaches said face, the plurality of contacts and electrical contact portions are brought into electrical contact and the second member is biased as a result of contact with the resilient members while at the same time maintaining a state in which the counterpart locking portions of the second member are engaged by the locking portions of the first member and the second member is biased by the resilient members.

US Pat. No. 10,281,393

TURBIDIMETER

HACH COMPANY, Loveland, ...

1. A nephelometric turbidimeter detector, comprising:a substantially circular detection element housing a plurality of contiguous photodiode arrays that detect radiation, the substantially circular detection element comprising at least one light-absorbing baffle;
the substantially circular detection element being arranged about a sample, exposed to radiation emitted from a first direction, to capture scattered radiation from said sample within a predetermined angular range, the scattered radiation being scattered in a second direction, substantially perpendicular to the first direction.