US Pat. No. 10,305,198

FACILITATING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS VIA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ASSEMBLY APPARATUSES

1. A system, comprising:a wireless gateway device located within a tubular-shaped housing and comprising electrical connection elements for power and network connectivity; and
an antenna positioned on a surface of and integrated with the housing and electrically coupled to the wireless gateway device, wherein the antenna comprises antenna elements embedded into the housing half wavelengths apart, forming a substantially uniform surface with the housing and providing a defined frequency along the housing, wherein the housing is adapted to be embedded within, integrated and uniform with a support structure exposed to a defined environment, wherein the housing is sized to accommodate the half wavelength spacing between the antenna elements, wherein the housing is configured to serve a first function and the support structure is configured to serve a second function, and wherein the first function is distinct from the second function.

US Pat. No. 10,305,212

CONNECTOR APPARATUS FOR A FIELD DEVICE AS WELL AS FIELD DEVICE WITH SUCH A CONNECTOR APPARATUS

1. A field device, comprising:an electronics housing, said electronics housing including a housing foundation and a housing closure closing said housing foundation;
a device electronics accommodated within said electronics housing; and
a connection apparatus accommodated within said electronics housing for electrically connecting a circuit of said device electronics with a connection cable extended at least partially covering said plug connector, wherein:
said connection apparatus including a platform, a plug connector and a lid for at least partially covering said plug connector;
said plug connector including a first plug connector part secured to said platform and electrically connected to said circuit and a second plug connector part connectable with said connection cable and complementary to said first plug connector part;
said first plug connector part including at least one contact pin electrically connected to said circuit and said second plug connector part including at least one contact socket;
said first and said second plug connector parts being releasably connected with one another;
said lid being held movably relative to said platform such that said lid is swingable between a first end position, in which said lid at least partially covers said plug connector, and a second end position;
said lid being adapted, in at least one open position located between said first end position and said second end position, to expose said plug connector such that said at least one contact socket of said second plug connector part is withdrawable from said at least one contact pin of said first plug connector part along a predetermine removal track, such that said second plug connector part is separated from said first plug connector part, and said lid being adapted, at least in said first end position to secure said second plug connector part connected with said first plug connector part;
said connection apparatus is accommodated within said electronics housing in such a manner that said lid of said connection apparatus is positioned in said first end position; and
said housing closure exhibits at least one contact region, said contact region of said housing closure being adapted to contact said lid located in said first end position, and said lid exhibits at least one contact region corresponding to said contact region of said housing closure, said contact region of said lid being adapted to contact said contact region of said housing closure, said contact region of said housing closure exhibiting at least one formed element, which is adapted to contact said contact region of said lid located in said first end position and to form a shape-blocking between said housing closure and said lid in such a manner that said formed element secures said lid in said first end position.

US Pat. No. 10,303,572

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING FAULT TOLERANCE IN STORAGE AREA NETWORK

WIPRO Limited, Bangalore...

1. A virtual storage area network fault tolerance apparatus, comprising:one or more hardware processors; and
one or more memory units storing instructions which when executed cause the one or more hardware processors to perform acts comprising:
identifying a fault associated with a hard drive included in a first disk array that includes one or more parity drives;
determining availability of a parity drive from the one or more parity drives included in the first disk array;
transferring data associated with the hard drive to the parity drive in the first disk array if the parity drive in the first disk array is available;
receiving an indication that one or more parity drives included in a second disk array are available for providing fault tolerance for the first disk array if the parity drive in the first disk array is unavailable; and
transferring data associated with the hard drive included in the first disk array for storage in the one or more parity drives included in the second disk array.

US Pat. No. 10,303,769

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING MEANING AND MEASURING THE UNIVOCALITY OF TEXT

Somol Zorzin GmbH, Steis...

1. A method of machine translation for automatically detecting meaning-patterns in a text that includes a plurality of input words of at least one sentence using a database system that includes, stored a table of words versus meaning signal categories/sense properties, words of a language, a plurality of pre-defined categories of meaning describing sense properties of the words, and meaning-signals for all the words, wherein each meaning-signal is a univocal numerical characterization between one of the words and a category of meaning associated with said word, wherein the method comprises:a) reading of the text with input words into a device for data entry, from a means for data input, linked to a device for data processing,
b) comparison, by the device for data processing, of the input words with the words in the table of words vs. meaning signal categories/sense properties stored in the database system that is connected directly and/or via remote data line to the device for data processing,
c) based on the comparison in step b), assignment, by the device for data processing, of at least one meaning-signal from the table to each of the input words, wherein in the case of homonyms two or more meaning-signals are assigned, wherein each meaning signal is assigned to an input word based on the sense property associated with the input word in the table;
d) in the event that the assignment of the meaning-signals to the input words in step c) is univocal, the meaning-pattern identification is complete, and proceed to step g),
e) in the event that more than one meaning-signal is assigned to an input word in step c), the device for data processing compares the meaning-signals assigned to the input word with one another in an exclusively context-controlled manner, excluding comparisons of meaning signals to themselves and comparisons of meaning signals that, based on a numerical pattern of the univocal numerical characterization of each meaning signal, do not match semantically, logically, morphologically, or syntactically, and assigns a degree of meaning to each comparison based on a degree of matching semantically, logically, morphologically, or syntactically,
f) meaning-signal comparisons that match are automatically numerically evaluated by the device for data processing according to the degree of matching of their meaning-signals and recorded,
g) the device for data processing automatically compiles all input words resulting from steps d) and f) into output words in a target language and outputs said output words as the meaning-pattern of the text based on the degree of matching of the meaning-signals in step f), wherein:
after a word meaning score “SW” is calculated by a meaning modulator of the device for data processing for all of the input words of the text, wherein the word meaning score is the number of entries of each word in the database system, coupled with the relevance of the meaning-pattern of each word in the context of the sentence:
if the meaning score “SW” for a word of the sentence is equal to 0 (zero), then the word is spelled incorrectly and the sentence receives a sentence score “SS”=0,
if the meaning score “SW” for a word of the sentence is greater than 1, wherein a word with SW>1 has more than one possible meaning in the sentence and its context, then the analyzed sentence is incorrect and/or is not univocally formulated, and the sentence score is then set to “SS”=“SW”,
if more than one word of the sentence has a meaning score “SW”>1, then the sentence score “SS” is set to the maximum value “SW” of the meaning scores of the words of said sentence,
if all the words of the sentence have a meaning score “SW”=1, then the sentence is univocal and receives the sentence score “SS”=1,
if words of the sentence have a meaning score “SW”=?2, then said words allow both upper and lower case spelling, wherein the sentence score “SS” then receives the value “SS”=?2, until a correct upper or lower case spelling of the words with “SW”=?2, in this sentence, is finally determined,
if the text originates from speech input and if words have a meaning score “SW” not equal to 1 and belong to a homophone group—identified by device for data processing—then the words receive the meaning score “SW”=?3, and the sentence score “SS” receives the value ?3 until the correct homophone of the group in this sentence and its context is finally determined, and
if words of the sentence have meaning score “SW”>1, then with words of an arbitrary number “v” of preceding or of “n” following sentences of the text it is checked whether the words are included in the preceding or following sentences which, due to the modulation of their meaning-signals, lead to “SW”=1 in the input sentence, wherein for normal speech applications and easily understandable texts, “v”=1 and “n”=0, and
(h) in response to user selection of a sentence with a mouse via a display, the device for data processing automatically determines from the sentence a grammatically correct sentence wherein inflectable homonyms are replaced with synonyms.

US Pat. No. 10,300,297

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND PHOTO-THERAPY DEVICE COMPRISING A LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a light-emitting module comprising a plurality of sets of light-emitting elements, wherein at least two of said sets have a different number of light-emitting elements;
a power module adapted to selectively convey electrical power to the plurality of sets during respective non-overlapping time intervals for powering the respective sets;
a control module being adapted to control the power module to convey power to the plurality of sets during respective non-overlapping time intervals until power has been conveyed to each set of the plurality of sets at least once;
wherein the power module is configured such that it has an upper capacity limit with respect to an electrical power that can be conveyed to the plurality of sets, the upper capacity limit corresponding to an electrical power requirement of a largest set, having a maximum number of light-emitting elements, of the plurality of sets at a given momenta and
wherein the plurality of sets of light-emitting elements are arranged to provide spatially interweaved sets of light-emitting elements and the control module is adapted to convey power to the plurality of sets in such an order so as to minimize average spatial separation between subsequently powered sets of the plurality of sets on basis of the interweaved arrangement of the plurality of sets relatively to each other in the light-emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,299,441

HORTICULTURE LIGHTING DEVICE AND A METHOD TO STIMULATE PLANT GROWTH AND BIO-RHYTHM OF A PLANT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A horticulture lighting device, comprising:a first solid state light source arranged to emit direct red light having a maximum emission wavelength of 600 to 680 nm, preferably 640 to 680 nm,
a wavelength converting member arranged to receive at least part of said direct red light emitted from said first solid state light source and to convert said received direct red light to far-red light having a maximum emission wavelength of 700 to 760 nm, preferably 720 to 760 nm,
an additional solid state light source arranged to emit said direct red light, and
a reflective panel arranged in between the first solid state light source and said additional light source to reduce light impinging on said wavelength converting member from said additional light source;
wherein each of said solid state light sources, the reflective panel, and said wavelength converting member is assembled to a single unit; and,
wherein a ratio of said direct red to said far-red light emitted from said lighting device is set by adjusting the fraction of said direct red light impinging on said wavelength converting member from said first solid state light source and by independently regulating the intensity of light emitted by each of said solid state light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,306,817

THERMAL MANAGEMENT AND/OR EMI MITIGATION MATERIALS WITH CUSTOM COLORED EXTERIOR SURFACES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal management material comprising one or more exterior surfaces of the thermal management material, wherein one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces modified to include one or more colors different than a pre-existing color of the thermal management material, and wherein:the one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces include one or more colorants to cause the one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces to include the one or more colors different than the pre-existing color of the thermal management material;
wherein the thermal management material comprises a thermal interface material; and
wherein the one or more colorants comprise a silicone based ink;
wherein the silicone based ink is applied to each of the one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces;
wherein the silicone based ink includes a layer of color;
wherein the layer of color is:
stretchable and moveable along with the corresponding one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces; and
dielectric; and
naturally non-tacky such that the one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces are releasable easily and cleanly from another surface;
wherein the layer of color has a thickness less than 1 mil along each of the one or more portions of the one or more exterior surfaces;
wherein the thermal management material has a thermal conductivity of at least about 2 Watts per meter per Kelvin; and
the thermal management material has a thermal resistance; and whereby the one or more colorants increase the thermal resistance of the thermal management material by less than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,306,737

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A DEVICE IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for configuring a first device in a lighting system, the method comprising the steps of:accessing one or more light settings stored in a memory, which light settings are defined by one or more light setting rules, wherein the one or more light setting rules are descriptive of properties of respective light settings,
connecting the first device to the lighting system,
identifying a device property of the first device, wherein the device property Is descriptive of the type of control signals the first device can generate and/or receive;
determining if the device property of the first device is compliant with at least one of the one or more light setting rules of at least one of the one or more light settings, and if so associating the first device with the one or more light settings, and
storing the association.

US Pat. No. 10,306,537

TRANSMISSION OF PUCCH CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising:
a primary cell with a primary physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmitted to a base station; and
a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station;
receiving, in subframe n, a media-access-control control element indicating activation of the PUCCH secondary cell;
starting transmission of channel state information (CSI) fields for the PUCCH secondary cell from subframe n+8+k; and
wherein k is an integer depending, at least in part, on when the PUCCH secondary cell is successfully detected by the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,303,553

PROVIDING DATA BACKUP

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions for providing data backup, the instructions executable by a processor of a computing device to:determine that a first data set for a first tenant from a multi-tenant application running on a server should be backed up;
determine, independently from determining that the first data set for the first tenant should be backed up, that a second data set for a second tenant from the application should be backed up;
responsive to determining that the first data set should be backed up, perform data back up for the first tenant by:
accessing, via a first adaptor for a first type of data resource, a first portion of the first data set stored at a first data resource of the first type;
accessing, via a second adaptor for a second type of data resource, a second portion of the first data set stored at a second data resource of the second type; and
causing storing of the accessed portions of first data set; and
responsive to determining that the second data set should be backed up, perform data back up for the second tenant by:
accessing, via the first adaptor, a first portion of the second data set stored at the first data resource of the first type;
accessing, via the second adaptor, a second portion of the second data set stored at the second data resource of the second type; and
causing storing of the accessed portions of the second data set.

US Pat. No. 10,302,274

LUMINAIRE, MODULAR SURFACE COVERING ARRANGEMENT AND LUMINAIRE KIT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A luminaire comprising:a cover plate including a light exit window and a region surrounding the light exit window, at least a part of said region comprising a plurality of protrusions as first fixing members;
a reflector comprising at least one edge, the edge comprising a plurality of holes as second fixing members; wherein the protrusions extend through the holes, each protrusion having a portion extending beyond the opening through which the protrusion extends, said portion being bent over an edge of the opening to secure the reflector on the cover plate;
a plurality of solid state lighting elements within an inner volume delimited by the reflector and the cover plate, wherein the solid state lighting elements are arranged to direct their luminous output towards the light exit window;
wherein the region comprises a rim fully around the light exit window that is angled to a main surface of the cover plate, the protrusions extending from the rim;
a diffuser plate mounted in between the reflector and the cover plate such that the diffuser plate covers the entire light exit window; and
wherein the diffuser plate comprises an outer region and is dimensioned such that the outer region is placed between the at least one reflector edge and the cover plate region, the outer region comprising a plurality of notches arranged to allow the protrusions to extend into the holes.

US Pat. No. 10,302,957

POLARIZING BEAM SPLITTER WITH LOW LIGHT LEAKAGE

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A polarizing beam splitter comprising:an optically transmissive spacer having first and second opposing faces, wherein the optically transmissive spacer comprises a first region along the first face and a second region along the second face;
a reflection-preventing polarizer between the first and second regions;
a first polarizer on the first opposing face; and
a second polarizer on the second opposing face,
wherein the first polarizer is a different type of polarizer from the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,306,807

ENHANCED COOLING DESIGN FOR COMPUTING DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling system for electronic components within a computing device, comprising:an air mover having an intake and an exit;
an electronic component placed in an inverted alignment whereby a surface thereof having a higher heat transfer rate is facing downward toward the air mover;
an airflow deflection surface disposed in a plenum, the plenum being disposed between the air mover and the surface of the electronic component; and
the airflow deflection surface and the intake causing an airflow path that cools the surface of the electronic component to pass, at least in part, between the downward-facing surface of the electronic component and an upper side of the airflow deflection surface before entering into the intake of the air mover, the upper side of the airflow deflection surface being disposed toward the downward-facing surface of the electronic component, wherein:
air enters the cooling system through a hollow chamber disposed as an outer wall of a housing of the computing device, the hollow chamber comprising an outer chamber wall and an inner chamber wall, the outer chamber wall comprising a first plurality of perforations that allow the air to enter the chamber and the inner chamber wall comprising a second plurality of perforations that allow the air to enter the cooling system without being overly impeded, the second plurality of perforations being fewer in number than the first plurality; and
the second plurality of perforations are clustered in an upper portion of the inner chamber wall to cause the airflow to enter into the plenum from an upper height so as to be in close proximity to the downward-facing surface of the electronic component before being forced downward into the air mover by the airflow deflection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,306,795

EQUIPMENT SECURING DEVICE, ATTACHMENT-FRAME-INTERNAL STORAGE EQUIPMENT, RACK-MOUNT SEVER DEVICE AND EQUIPMENT SECURING METHOD

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kan...

1. An equipment securing device, comprising:a panel mounted on a front surface of an equipment inserted backward into an attachment frame;
a securing member provided on the panel dose to a first end part of the panel, a tip end of the securing member being movable to a position protruding in an extension direction of the panel from a position close to the first end part of the panel, the securing member having elasticity;
a handle including a shaft at a second end part existing on opposite side of a first end part of the handle and attached to the panel, the handle being rotatable around the shaft between a closed position and an opened position, the closed position being a position facing to the panel along the extension direction of the panel and an opened position being a position in a direction distant from the panel;
an operating point member provided on the second end part of the handle, the orientation of the operating point member changing in response to the rotation of the handle, and a tip end of the operating point member being movable to a position protruding in a direction intersecting a direction of the shaft from the second end part of the handle; and
a push-out member having elasticity and provided on the panel dose to a second end part of the panel, wherein the push-out member contacts with the operating point member, and when the handle is at the dosed position, the push-out member pushes out the operating point member, and
a securing part provided at a first end of the first end part of the handle, wherein the securing part is provided at a position at which the securing part comes into contact with the seeming member to move the tip end of the securing member for engaging the tip end with the attachment frame at the first end part of the panel when the handle is at the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,306,723

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE HAVING DIFFERENT OPERATING MODES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A method for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load, the method comprising:during a normal mode, regulating an average magnitude of a load current conducted through the electrical load by holding a burst duty cycle of a load regulation circuit constant and adjusting a target load current conducted through the electrical load; and
during an intermediate mode and a low-end mode, controlling the load regulation circuit to operate in active state periods during which the load regulation circuit is active and in inactive state periods during which the load regulation circuit is inactive, and
during the intermediate mode, adjusting the burst duty cycle and the average magnitude of the load current by keeping the length of the inactive state periods constant and adjusting the length of the active state periods; and
during the low-end mode, adjusting the burst duty cycle and the average magnitude of the load current by keeping the length of the active state periods constant and adjusting the length of the inactive state periods.

US Pat. No. 10,304,009

LEARNING METHOD AND TESTING METHOD FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON R-CNN, AND LEARNING DEVICE AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning an object detector based on an R-CNN (Region-based CNN) by using each of a first filter block to an n-th filter block respectively generating each of a first feature map to an n-th feature map through one or more convolution operations in sequence, and a k-th upsampling block to a first upsampling block respectively coupled with at least part of the first filter block to the n-th filter block, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training image is acquired, (i) instructing the first filter block to the n-th filter block to apply the convolution operations in sequence to the training image, to thereby generate the first feature map to the n-th feature map which are sequentially downsampled, wherein n is an integer, (ii) instructing the k-th upsampling block to (ii-1) convert the n-th feature map into a k-th up-scaled feature map having a scale identical to that of an (n?1)-st feature map, (ii-2) generate a k-th integrated feature map by calculation using the k-th up-scaled feature map and the (n?1)-st feature map and (ii-3) input the k-th integrated feature map into the (k?1)-st upsampling block, and (ii-4) generate a k-th pyramidic feature map by using the k-th integrated feature map, wherein k is an integer less than or equal to n, and (iii) instructing a j-th upsampling block to (iii-1) convert a (j+1)-st integrated feature map into a j-th up-scaled feature map having a scale identical to that of a (j+1)-st feature map, (iii-2) generate a j-th integrated feature map by calculation using the j-th up-scaled feature map and the (j+1)-st feature map, (iii-3) input the j-th integrated feature map into a (j?1)-st upsampling block, and (iii-4) generate a j-th pyramidic feature map by using the j-th integrated feature map, and (iv) repeating the processes of (ii) and (iii) until the first upsampling block generates the first pyramidic feature map, resulting in the generation of a (k?1)-st pyramidic feature map to the first pyramidic feature map, wherein the j is an integer less than the k;
(b) the learning device instructing an RPN (Region Proposal Network) to generate each ROI (Region of Interest) corresponding to each candidate region estimated as including at least one object on each of at least two pyramidic feature maps among the k-th pyramidic feature map to the first pyramidic feature map, and instructing a pooling layer to generate at least one feature vector by applying a pooling operation to each region, on the at least two pyramidic feature maps, corresponding to said each ROI; and
(c) the learning device instructing at least one FC (Fully Connected) layer to generate each piece of object class information and each piece of object regression information corresponding to said each ROI by using the feature vector, and instructing a first loss layer to generate at least one first loss by referring to each piece of the object class information, each piece of the object regression information, and each of their corresponding first ground truths (GTs), to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer, the k-th upsampling block to the first upsampling block, and the first filter block to the n-th filter block by backpropagating the first loss.

US Pat. No. 10,303,541

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ESTIMATING REMAINING LIFE OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS USING ON-CHIP MEMORY

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A processor-implemented method for estimating a remaining lifetime of an electronic integrated circuit where the electronic integrated circuit includes memory, the method comprising:performing a diagnostic on a fault in the memory;
generating, based on the performed diagnostic, a statistical model of time to failure of the memory;
generating, based on the statistical model of time to failure of the memory, a statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit; and
estimating, based on the statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit, the remaining lifetime of the electronic integrated circuit;
wherein at least one of the statistical model of time to failure of the memory and the statistical model of time to failure of the electronic integrated circuit is a Weibull distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,302,371

LOW WEIGHT TUBE FIN HEAT SINK

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A heat sink comprising a plurality of pin-shaped fins and a support, wherein each fin has a fin height relative to the support, a bottom part associated with the support and a top part, a cross-section having a first width (d1) and a second width (d2) having a ratio d1/d2 selected from the range of 1.2-10, and a first width axis, wherein the first width axes of the pin-shaped fins are arranged parallel, and wherein the pin-shaped fins are hollow over at least part of their fin height, wherein each pin-shaped fin comprises a fin wall with the fin wall defining a cavity within the pin-shaped fin having a cavity height, wherein the cavity has a cavity cross-section with a cavity cross-sectional area, wherein over at least part of the cavity height the cavity cross-sectional area reduces in a direction from the top part to the bottom part.

US Pat. No. 10,301,446

METHOD FOR GENERATING A MICROSTRUCTURE IN A MATERIAL THAT INCLUDES THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER MOLECULES, AND RELATED SYSTEMS

Dart Container Corporatio...

1. A method for generating a microstructure that includes microcellular bubbles, in a film, block, or sheet of material that includes molecules of a thermoplastic polymer, the method comprising:determining a size-index for the material that represents a size of the thermoplastic polymer molecules included in the material; and
in response to the determined size-index, setting a parameter of a process to generate the microstructure in the material that includes microcellular bubbles, wherein the process includes:
infusing into the material, during a first period, a gas that does not react with the material by exposing the material to the gas at a predetermined pressure for a predetermined period of time to allow the gas to infuse into the material;
making the gas-infused material thermodynamically unstable, during a second period, at a temperature close to or above the gas-infused material's glass-transition-temperature to nucleate and grow microcellular bubbles in the material;
reducing the temperature of the gas-infused material to a temperature below the gas-infused material's glass-transition-temperature to stop the growth of the microcellular bubbles in the material; and
desorbing dissolved gas from an exterior region of the material during a third period to remove some of the gas dissolved in the material;
wherein setting a parameter of the process includes setting a duration of the third period; and
wherein the desorbing dissolved gas from an exterior region of the material occurs prior to making the gas-infused material thermodynamically unstable in the second period at the temperature close to or above the gas-infused material's glass-transition-temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,300,465

CATALYSTS FOR NATURAL GAS PROCESSES

Siluria Technologies, Inc...

1. A catalytic material comprising:(a) a perovskite; and
(b) a catalyst having the following formula:
Ln1a Ln2bOx(OH)y,wherein:Ln1 and Ln2 are each independently different lanthanide elements;
O is oxygen;
OH is hydroxy;
a is a number greater than 0; and
b, x and y are each independently numbers of 0 or greater, provided that at least one of x or y is greater than 0.

US Pat. No. 10,300,413

DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL FOR A FILTER WITH AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A filter for an aqueous solution of a diesel vehicle selective catalytic reduction system, the filter comprisinga housing provided with an inlet and with an outlet;
a filter element inside the housing;
a means which detects variations in volume associated with changes in phase of the aqueous solution; and
a signaling means which signals the variations in volume, the signaling means comprising a switch that switches upon changes in phase of the aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 10,305,820

NETWORK FORWARDING ELEMENT WITH KEY-VALUE PROCESSING IN THE DATA PLANE

BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A forwarding element comprising:data-plane forwarding circuitry configured to forward data messages received by the forwarding element to other network elements in a network, said data-plane forwarding circuitry comprising:
a data-plane stateful processing unit (DSPU) configured to process data messages with key-value instructions and to store key-value pairs associated with the key-value instructions;
a parser for extracting a message header from a received data message, said header comprising a key-value instruction and a key;
a stateful first memory to store a plurality of key values associated with a plurality of keys; and
a match second memory to store a plurality of key records, each key record storing (i) a key, and (ii) a location in the stateful first memory that stores a value associated with the key.

US Pat. No. 10,303,667

INFINITE VERSIONING BY AUTOMATIC COALESCING

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of infinitely versioning data by automatic coalescing, the method comprising: determining one or more age ranges for a plurality of data versions stored in a secondary data repository, wherein the one or more age ranges are determined based on a capacity of the secondary data repository relative to the plurality of data versions stored in the secondary data repository, each data version storing a set of changes made to a set of data items since a previous data version; for a first age range of the one or more age ranges:determining first data versions of the plurality of data versions that are within the first age range;
determining a first compaction ratio defining a number of data versions to be compacted into one single data version based on the first age range;
compacting the first data versions to one or more first compacted data versions, each first compacted data version including non-overwritten changes included in the number of data versions of the first data versions;
storing the one or more first compacted data versions; and removing the first data versions.

US Pat. No. 10,303,555

TAGGING DATA FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSFER DURING BACKUPS

RUBRIK, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. In a data management and storage (DMS) system, a method for pulling a snapshot of a fileset from a compute infrastructure serviced by the DMS system, the method comprising:determining whether a data block in the fileset is currently tagged by the DMS system for automatic transfer, wherein whether the data block is tagged depends on the DMS system's analysis of a change history of a portion of the fileset relating to the data block;
if the data block is currently tagged for automatic transfer, then transferring the data block from the compute infrastructure to the DMS system without first determining whether the data block is the same as a previous snapshot of the data block already stored in the DMS system;
if the data block is not currently tagged for automatic transfer, then:
transferring a digital fingerprint of the previous snapshot of the data block to the compute infrastructure;
causing the compute infrastructure to calculate a digital fingerprint of the data block and to determine whether the digital fingerprints of the data block and of the previous snapshot are the same; and
if the digital fingerprints are not the same, then transferring the data block from the compute infrastructure to the DMS system but, if the digital fingerprints are the same, then not transferring the data block.

US Pat. No. 10,303,547

REBUILDING DATA ACROSS STORAGE NODES

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A storage system, comprising:a plurality of storage nodes, each storage node of the plurality of storage nodes having nonvolatile solid-state memory for user data storage; and
one or more controller of each of the plurality of storage nodes configured to write data across stripes in a first set of the plurality of storage nodes according to a first erasure coding scheme, the one or more controller configured to rebuild the data across stripes in a second set of the plurality of storage nodes responsive to a storage node of the first set of the plurality of storage nodes being unreachable.

US Pat. No. 10,302,387

FIREARM STOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE COMB RISER

MCMILLAN FIBERGLASS STOCK...

1. A rifle stock comprising:an elongated stock body having a forend and an opposed butt portion having a rear face and an upper comb surface; a butt pad removably connected to the rear face;
a cheek rest element having an elongated rest portion positioned above the upper comb surface of the stock;
the cheek rest element having a rear panel connected to the rest portion;
at least a portion of the rear panel being captured between the rear face and the butt pad;
at least a portion of the rear panel being captured between the rear face and the butt pad; and
a fastener adapted to generate compressive clamping force between the butt pad and the stock to secure the cheek rest.

US Pat. No. 10,302,148

SWITCHING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK...

1. A shifting device for a motor vehicle transmission, comprising:a first coupling component,
a second coupling component rotatable about a transmission axis (A),
an inner friction ring which has a conical surface on a radially outer face and is connected to the first coupling component for joint rotation with and for axial displacement with respect to the first coupling component,
an outer friction ring which has a conical surface on a radial inner face and is connected to the first coupling component for joint rotation with and for axial displacement with respect to the first coupling component, and
an intermediate friction ring which comprises a friction cone and is connected to the second coupling component for joint rotation with and for axial displacement with respect to the second coupling component,
the friction cone extending between the conical surface of the inner friction ring and the conical surface of the outer friction ring,
the first coupling component and the second coupling component being decoupled in the rotation direction in an axial starting position of the outer friction ring and being coupled in a frictional fit in the rotation direction in an axial frictional fit position of the outer friction ring,
wherein the cross-section of the intermediate friction ring is generally C-shaped extending in the circumferential direction along a complete periphery of the intermediate friction ring, comprising a radially outer linear cone limb which forms the friction cone and comprises two substantially parallel conical friction surfaces, and comprising a radially inner linear axial limb extending parallel to the transmission axis which (1) is integrally connected to the cone limb by a radial web, and which (2) directly contacts the second coupling component.

US Pat. No. 10,301,903

WELL TREATMENT

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method to treat a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, comprising:pumping a first amount of a treatment fluid in the wellbore into a first zone of the subterranean formation;
placing fibers and a first amount of a first acid precursor material in the wellbore to form a diverting barrier and selectively reduce hydraulic conductivity between the first zone and the wellbore, wherein the first acid precursor material has a first average particle size of about 1000 microns or less;
pumping a second amount of the first treatment fluid in the wellbore;
diverting the second amount of the first treatment fluid from the first zone to a second zone; and
at least partially restoring the hydraulic conductivity between the first zone and the wellbore through at least the partial removal of the diverting barrier,
wherein the placement of the fibers and the first amount of the first acid precursor material comprises pumping a treatment stage comprising alternating slugs of a first slurry comprising the first acid precursor material alternated with a second slurry comprising the fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,301,234

ETHYLENE-TO-LIQUIDS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SILURIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. An oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) system, comprising:(a) an OCM subsystem that (i) takes as input a feed stream comprising methane (CH4) and a feed stream comprising an oxidizing agent, and (ii) generates from said methane and said oxidizing agent a product stream comprising C2+ compounds and non-C2+ impurities;
(b) at least one separations subsystem downstream of, and fluidically coupled to, said OCM subsystem, wherein said separations subsystem comprises a first heat exchanger, a de-methanizer unit downstream of said first heat exchanger, and a second heat exchanger downstream of said de-methanizer unit, wherein (i) said first heat exchanger cools said product stream, (ii) said de-methanizer unit accepts said product stream from said first heat exchanger and generates an overhead stream comprising at least a portion of said non-C2+ impurities, and (iii) at least a portion of said overhead stream is cooled in said second heat exchanger and is subsequently directed to said first heat exchanger to cool said product stream; and
(c) an olefin to liquids subsystem downstream of said OCM subsystem, wherein said olefin to liquids subsystem is configured to generate higher hydrocarbon(s) from one or more olefins included in said C2+ compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,301,035

METHOD AND CONFIGURATION FOR AN AUXILIARY POWER ENGINE TO DELIVER PROPULSIVE AND/OR NON-PROPULSIVE ENERGY IN A HELICOPTER ARCHITECTURE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A method for supplying at least one of propulsive or non-propulsive power in a helicopter architecture includingan on-board power supply network,
a main traction system coupled to a mechanical transmission system which drives propulsion members during flight, and
an energy conversion system for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy coupled to at least one of the mechanical transmission system or to the main traction system providing non-propulsive power to the on-board power supply network,
the method comprising:
when the helicopter is on ground, coupling an auxiliary engine to the on-board power supply network via the energy conversion system to provide the on-board power supply network with non-propulsive power, and coupling the auxiliary engine to the main traction system for start-up of the main traction system; and
when the helicopter is in flight, coupling the auxiliary engine to the on-board power supply network to provide non-propulsive power to the on-board power supply network, and coupling the auxiliary engine to a dedicated traction system on the mechanical transmission system to provide a portion of the propulsive power,
wherein the auxiliary engine is coupled to the energy conversion system and to the mechanical transmission system via a speed-reduction system,
wherein, in a first operating state of the speed-reduction system when the helicopter is on the ground, the auxiliary engine is switched on and the main traction system is switched off, and
wherein, in a second operating state of the speed-reduction system when the helicopter is in flight, the auxiliary engine is switched on and the main traction system is switched on.

US Pat. No. 10,306,810

HOT-AISLE COOLING

EQUINIX, INC., Redwood C...

1. A system comprising:a data center storage space comprising a hot aisle and a cold aisle;
a partition separating the hot aisle and the cold aisle, the partition defining an aperture;
a cooling device comprising:
a connection member configured to connect to the aperture, the connection member defining a first lumen; and
a flexible member connected to the connection member and defining a second lumen, wherein at least a portion of the flexible member is configured to be selectively movable,
wherein the cooling device is configured to allow cool air to move from the cold aisle to the hot aisle to lower a temperature of air disposed within the hot aisle; and
a valve configured to move between an open position to allow air flow through the cooling device and a closed position to obstruct air flow through the cooling device, wherein the valve is positioned within at least one of the partition and the first lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,306,656

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A resource management method, comprising:receiving, by a base station, measurement information from at least one user terminal in a cell to determine a first cell edge in the cell;
transmitting, by the base station, information of a first cell edge user in the cell to an adjacent base station, and receiving, from the adjacent base station, information of a second cell edge user in an adjacent cell;
establishing, by the base station, a virtual cell comprising the first cell edge user in the cell and the second cell edge user in the adjacent cell according to the information of the first cell edge user in the cell and the information of the second cell edge user in the adjacent cell;
transmitting, by the base station, configuration information of the first cell edge user in the cell and configuration information of the cell to base stations, each of which having cell edge users in the virtual cell located therein;
receiving, from the base stations, each of which having the cell edge users in the virtual cell located therein, configuration information of each of third cell edge users and configuration information of each of a number of cells where the each of the third cell edge users is located; and
configuring, by the base station, uplink-downlink resource allocation and a transmission mode for the cell edge users in the virtual cell based on the configuration information of each of the third cell edge users and the configuration information of each of cells where each of the third cell edge users is located.

US Pat. No. 10,305,279

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A REDUCED LEAKAGE THROUGH GROUND

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical device, the load control device comprising:a first electrical connection adapted to be electrically coupled to a hot side of the AC power source;
a second electrical connection adapted to be electrically coupled to the electrical device;
a third electrical connection adapted to be electrically coupled to an earth ground connection or a neutral side of the AC power source;
a controllably conductive device electrically coupled between the first and second electrical connections and configured to control the power delivered from the AC power source to the electrical device so as to generate a switched-hot voltage at the second electrical connection;
a detect circuit electrically coupled between the second and third electrical connections and configured to generate a detect signal indicating a magnitude of the switched-hot voltage;
a switching circuit electrically coupled in series with the detect circuit between the second and third electrical connections; and
a control circuit configured to render the switching circuit conductive to cause the detect circuit to begin generating the detect signal, the control circuit configured to subsequently monitor the detect signal from the detect circuit and to render the switching circuit non-conductive after detecting an edge on the detect signal.

US Pat. No. 10,304,033

DYNAMIC PROJECTION SYSTEM FOR A SHELVING UNIT

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A dynamic projection system comprising:a projector configured to project a first set of information associated with a set of like physical objects onto a front portion of a shelving unit, wherein the first set of information includes an image of a machine-readable element encoded with an identifier associated with the set of like physical objects;
an optical scanner configured to scan the image of the machine-readable element and decode the identifier from the machine-readable element; and
a computing system communicatively coupled to the projector and the optical scanner, the computing system programmed to: query a database using the identifier to retrieve a second set of information associated with the set of like physical objects; and control an output of the projector to dynamically project the second set of information associated with the set of like physical objects onto the front portion of the shelving unit in place of the first set of information associated with the set of like physical objects in response to the optical scanner scanning the image of the machine-readable element,
wherein the optical scanner is configured to scan the image of the machine-readable element by detecting a pulse rate at which the projector renders the image.

US Pat. No. 10,303,530

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEQUENTIALLY INTERLEAVING UNDELAYED AND INTENTIONALLY DELAYED EXECUTABLE INSTRUCTIONS

Chicago Stock Exchange, I...

1. A method for interleaving undelayed and intentionally delayed executable instructions in a system comprising one or more servers, a message input, a memory storing programmed instructions, and a processor, the method comprising:executing the programmed instructions by the processor, said programmed instructions defining an inbound message queue (INQ), a message handling process (MHPa), an immediate message queue (IMQa), a delayed message queue (DMQa) and a dispatcher process (DP);
receiving, via the message input, a current message at a time of receipt and directing the current message to the INQ;
dispatching, using the dispatcher process (DP), the current message from the INQ to the IMQa;
activating, by the DP, the MHPa by sending a triggering signal (SIG1a or SIG3a) to the MHPa, said triggering signal causing the MHPa to switch from a wait state to an active state and indicating a presence of the current message in the IMQa; and
in response to the MHPa being triggered to the active state, performing, by the MHPa:
determining that the DMQa is empty;
determining that the IMQa is empty;
determining if delay criteria of the current message requires an intentional delay of the current message; and
when the delay criteria do not require an intentional delay, setting the current message to be a next message to be immediately processed by the MHPa.

US Pat. No. 10,303,229

WATER-COOLING HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A water-cooling heat dissipation module, comprising:a hot-water heat exchange structure comprising a hot-water container and plural hot-water pipes, wherein the plural hot-water pipes are in communication with the hot-water container;
a cold-water heat exchange structure comprising a cold-water container and plural cold-water pipes, wherein the plural cold-water pipes are in communication with the cold-water container;
a fluid communication structure in direct communication with the plural cold-water pipes and the plural hot-water pipes; and
a fan, wherein fan and the hot-water heat exchange structure are located beside two opposite sides of the cold-water heat exchange structure, and an airflow produced by the fan blows the cold-water heat exchange structure and the hot-water heat exchange structure sequentially;
wherein the hot-water container further comprises a concave structure and a hot-water inlet channel, the cold-water container comprises a cold-water outlet channel, wherein the cold-water outlet channel of the cold-water container is accommodated within the concave structure, and the cold-water outlet channel and the hot-water inlet channel are arranged side by side.

US Pat. No. 10,306,820

SYSTEMS FOR PACKAGING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A packaging system of an electronic device, in which the electronic device is mounted on a circuit board, the system comprising:a first jig having a groove configured to contain the electronic device;
a plurality of aligning posts protruding from a surface of the first jig;
a circuit board supporting member connected to the circuit board to support the circuit board, the circuit board supporting member including a plurality of first guide holes into which the plurality of aligning posts are inserted, wherein the circuit board supporting member is disposed between the first jig and a second jig;
the second jig configured to apply pressure to the circuit board and including a plurality of second guide holes into which the plurality of aligning posts are inserted; and
a third jig including a plurality of third guide holes into which the plurality of aligning posts are inserted, and an opening into which a body block is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,306,818

MULTI-LAYER GRAPHENE-METAL-POLYMER SHEET FOR SHIELDING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR) Kore...

1. A multi-layer graphene-metal-polymer sheet for shielding electromagnetic wave comprising:a stack consisting of single layer sheets,
wherein each single layer sheet is a single layer including a mixture of a graphene-metal nanocomposite powder and a polymer material,
wherein the graphene-metal nanocomposite powder includes graphene bonded to metal nanoparticles,
wherein a weight of the graphene-metal nanocomposite powder, relative to a total weight of a single layer sheet, is different in adjacent single layer sheets in the stack,
wherein the contents of the graphene-metal nanocomposite powder ranges from 10 wt % to 70 wt % relative to a total weight in each single layer sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,306,799

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING AND COOLING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. An electronic device that is immersed in a coolant filled in a cooling apparatus, and directly cooled, the electronic device being configured to be housed in each of a plurality of housing parts of the cooling apparatus, the electronic device comprising:a metal board held with a pair of board retainers disposed in the housing part; and
one or more substrate groups attached to a first surface of the metal board and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the substrate group includes one or more first circuit boards, each including a plurality of sockets for mounting a plurality of processors and main memories on one surface of a substrate, and a component for interconnecting the processors, a second circuit board including a mother board component which includes at least a chipset for controlling the main memory, but does not include the sockets for mounting the processors and the main memories, and the component for interconnecting the processors, a connector for electrically connecting between the one or more first circuit boards and the second circuit board, and a flow channel formed in a gap between a surface opposite the one surface of the one or more first circuit boards, and one surface of the second circuit board, which faces the surface opposite the one surface of the one or more first circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 10,306,655

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for determining an uplink (UL) link channel quality by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining a coverage class (CC) value of a user equipment (UE);
receiving a random access (RA) signal from the UE;
determining an UL channel quality of a band in which the RA signal is transmitted, based on the CC value and the RA signal; and
generating UL resource allocation information based on the determined UL channel quality and transmitting the generated UL resource allocation information to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,306,654

APPLICATION INTELLIGENCE CONTROLLER

AltioStar Networks, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmission of data packets, the method comprising:determining whether an application service is being consumed by a user equipment;
obtaining channel quality information for a channel being used by the user equipment to consume the application service;
establishing a tunnel for off-loading at least one service flow associated with the application service, the tunnel being used for receiving and transmitting one or more flows associated with the application service;
receiving a configuration information of the application service;
determining, using the received configuration information of the application service, at least one mode for transmission of at least one data packet to and from the user equipment, the at least one mode including a redirect mode and a mirror mode, wherein
in the redirect mode,
determining, using the received configuration information of the application service and at least one filter table, at least one data packet for tunneling using the established tunnel, and
redirecting transmission of at least one downlink packet using the established tunnel;
in the mirror mode,
transmitting at least one uplink data packet from the user equipment to the application service and an evolved packet core, and
transmitting a downlink data packet to at least the application service using the established tunnel; and
applying, based on the obtained channel quality information, a treatment to the application service being consumed by the user equipment on the established tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,306,653

PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS NLOS BACKHAUL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A protection system, configured for switching between backhaul technologies for upholding a communication in a wireless backhaul network, comprising:a main node and a dependent node, wherein the main node and the dependent node are configured for communicating with each other via a backhaul channel;
a switching unit configured for selecting a backhaul technology for a communication via the backhaul channel, wherein at least one of the main node and the dependent node are further configured for measuring a quality parameter of the backhaul channel, wherein the switching unit is further configured for switching the backhaul technology selected for the communication via the backhaul channel to a predefined backhaul technology dependent on the quality parameter measured; and
a diversity unit configured for receiving a status parameter of the backhaul channel transmitted from the switching unit, the switching unit being arranged at least partly inside the main node or being arranged at least partly inside the dependent node, wherein the diversity unit is further configured for controlling and for prioritizing data traffic between the main node and the dependent node dependent on one or more of: (i) the status parameter and (ii) the quality parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,305,947

PRE-BUFFERING AUDIO STREAMS

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying a plurality of audio/video stream pairs that may be selected for playback subsequent to a currently playing audio/video stream pair;
for each audio/video stream pair included in the plurality of audio/video stream pairs, computing a probability that the audio/video stream pair will be selected next for playback based on a predicted rating of the audio/video stream pair;
based on the probabilities, selecting a first audio/video stream pair and a second audio/video stream pair for pre-buffering, wherein a first probability reflecting that the first audio/video stream pair will be selected next for playback is greater than a second probability reflecting that the second audio/video stream pair will be selected next for playback; and
pre-buffering, in a content buffer, at least a portion of the first audio/video stream pair based on a first set of rates, and at least a portion of the second audio/video stream pair based on a second set of rates,
wherein the first set of rates at which the at least a portion of the first audio/video stream pair is pre-buffered in the content buffer are based on the first probability, and the second set of rates at which the at least a portion of the second audio/video stream pair is pre-buffered in the content buffer are based on the second probability, and
wherein each of the first set of rates is greater than the second set of rates.

US Pat. No. 10,305,515

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING USING MULTIPLE LINEAR FEEDBACK SHIFT REGISTERS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for encoding a first stream of bits, comprising:splitting with one or more switches, a first input stream of bits to multiple second streams;
encoding, in parallel and by using multiple linear feedback shift register (LSFR) circuits, the multiple second streams to provide third streams, wherein each second stream of the multiple second streams is encoded using an LFSR circuit of the multiple LFSR circuits; wherein the encoding comprises feeding the multiple second streams to the multiple LFSR circuits;
merging, with memory cells, the third streams to provide a fourth stream; wherein the fourth stream is stored in the multiple LFSR circuits; and
encoding the fourth stream to provide a fifth stream; wherein the encoding of the fourth stream comprises concatenating the multiple LFSR circuits while bypassing feedback circuits of some of the multiple LFSR circuits; and
shifting the fourth stream through the multiple LFSR circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,305,087

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A rechargeable battery assembly, comprising:a battery main body comprising a charging interface, a fuse, and a battery cell, wherein the fuse is arranged between the battery cell and the charging interface, and a current input from the charging interface is conducted to the battery cell via the fuse, the material of the fuse is selected based on a maximum charging current allowed by the fuse, wherein the fuse is capable of being blown out when a current flowing through the fuse is great enough to reach a fusing point of the fuse due to the heat generated by the fuse;
a heater comprising a control element and a heating element, wherein the control element is configured to control the heating element to release heat upon receiving a control signal;
a sensor configured to detect at least one of the following parameters: a voltage of the battery cell and a temperature of the battery cell;
a processor configured to acquire the parameter from the sensor, and transmit the control signal to the control element when it is determined that the parameter satisfies a preset condition;
wherein, the heating element is configured to convert electricity into heat;
the heater further comprises:
an independent power source electrically coupled to the heating element via the control element; and
the control element is configured to switch on a circuit between the independent power source and the heating element upon receiving the control signal, thus to enable the independent power source to supply electricity to the heating element and to cause the heating element to release heat,
wherein the heating element is coupled to the fuse via a heat conductor, so as to cause the heat released by the heating element to be conducted to the fuse via the heat conductor, the heat conductor is a heat conductive substrate having the heating element and the fuse arranged thereon and is configured to conduct the heat released by the heating element to the fuse, and the heat conductive substrate is a printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,303,131

USING SENSOR DATA TO ASSIST IN CONTROLLING A TARGET SYSTEM BY MODELING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE TARGET SYSTEM

Veritone Alpha, Inc., Co...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by one or more configured computing systems, a set of binary rules that model operation of a specified type of physical system having multiple sensors and one or more controls and one or more outputs, wherein each sensor measures at least one type of state information related to the operation of the specified type of physical system, wherein each control is manipulatable to modify at least one output of the specified type of physical system, and wherein the binary rules specify conditions involving state information to be evaluated to reach true or false values for resulting control actions that manipulate the one or more controls;
obtaining, by the one or more configured computing systems, data that describes actual operation of a target physical system of the specified type over a period of time, the data including, for each of multiple times during the period of time, information about values of the sensors at the time for the target physical system and of one or more control actions performed to manipulate the controls for the target physical system for the time and of the outputs from the target physical system resulting from the one or more control actions for the time;
generating, by the one or more configured computing systems and from the obtained data, a data model representing the actual operation of the target physical system;
automatically learning, by the one or more configured computing systems and from the generated data model, one or more soft rules that further model the actual operation of the target physical system, wherein each soft rule specifies one or more additional conditions to be evaluated to reach one of multiple possible values, wherein the multiple possible values represent probabilistic values, wherein the one possible value has an associated likelihood, and wherein the learning includes:
querying the data model to obtain results from the actual operation of the target physical system in specified situations in which one or more sensors of the target physical system have each of multiple values;
determining differences between the results obtained from the querying of the data model and expected results of the specified situations from the set of binary rules; and
constructing the one or more soft rules to represent the determined differences; and
providing, by the one or more configured computing systems, information about the learned one or more soft rules, for use in further control of the target physical system.

US Pat. No. 10,302,888

FLEXIBLE CABLE INTERFACE DEVICE

CommScope Connectivity UK...

1. A fiber-optic cable adaptor for mounting to telecommunications equipment, the adaptor comprising:a fiber-optic cable support;
a mounting base for mounting to telecommunications equipment; and
a neck extending between a free end and a fixed end, the neck comprising a plurality of flex points to flex along at least two different planes, wherein the fiber-optic cable support is secured to the neck free end and the neck fixed end is flexibly fixed to the mounting base;
wherein the fiber-optic cable support receives a cable breakout.

US Pat. No. 10,306,813

APPARATUS WITH MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE, TO WHICH MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE CAN BE EASILY ATTACHED

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An apparatus with a motor drive device, comprising:a motor drive device; and
a support plate including at least one opening part for supporting the motor drive device, wherein the support plate includes a first edge part around the opening part and a second edge part around the opening, the second edge part located on an opposite side of the opening from the first edge part,
the motor drive device includes a first recessed part formed on one end part in a predetermined direction, and a second recessed part formed on an other end part of the motor drive device located on a side of the motor drive device opposite from the one end part,
the first edge part is arranged in the first recessed part and the second edge part is arranged in the second recessed part, and the first edge part contacts a surface of the first recessed part and the second edge part contacts a surface of the second recessed part so that the motor drive device is engaged with the one opening part and secured to the support plate solely by the first and second edge parts without requiring additional securing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,306,756

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH CATALYTIC ADHESIVE

Sierra Circuits, Inc., S...

1. A circuit board layer comprising:a non-catalytic pre-preg;
said non-catalytic pre-preg coated with a layer of catalytic adhesive, the catalytic adhesive being a mixture of a resin and catalytic particles, the catalytic adhesive having catalytic particles present except in an exclusion depth below a surface of the catalytic adhesive;
channels formed in the catalytic adhesive with a depth which exceeds the exclusion depth;
copper plated in the channels;
said channels and said copper present on at least one side of the circuit board layer.

US Pat. No. 10,306,693

SERVICE COMMUNICATION METHOD, TERMINAL AND NETWORK DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A service communication method, in which multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs) are used, the method comprising:receiving, by a terminal, network capabilities of the multiple RATs;
acquiring, by the terminal, location information of the terminal and a predicted route of the location information from a network device, and calculating, by the terminal, a network condition according to the location information and a change of the location information, and predicting, by the terminal, a change state of the network condition according to the predicted route of the location information of the terminal;
selecting, by the terminal, at least two RATs from the multiple RATs for a service of the terminal according to the network capabilities; and
performing, by the terminal, communication of the service by using the at least two RATs,
wherein when the terminal is in a moving state, the selecting at least two RATs from the multiple RATs for a service of the terminal according to the network capabilities comprises:
selecting the at least two RATs for the service according to the network capabilities, a service requirement of the service, a characteristic of the terminal, the network condition of the terminal and the change state of the network condition;
wherein the selecting at least two RATs from the multiple RATs for a service of the terminal according to the network capabilities comprises:
making statistics on energy consumption rates of the multiple RATs; and selecting the at least two RATs from the multiple RATs according to the network capabilities and the energy consumption rates;
wherein the energy consumption rate comprises: energy consumption rate at radio frequency and intermediate frequency and energy consumption rate by digital signal processing.

US Pat. No. 10,303,509

DISTRIBUTED TASK SYSTEM BASED ON INTERNET OF THINGS AND SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED TASKS BASED ON THE SAME

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A distributed task system based on internet of things, comprising:a trigger configured for receiving data sent by at least a smart device and a user in the internet of things;
a task scheduling module electrically connected to the trigger; and
a plurality of processing units, wherein:
the task scheduling module is configured for: instantiating a service processing flow according to the data received by the trigger, and sequentially scheduling and starting one or more of the plurality of processing units according to the service processing flow;
each of the one or more processing units is configured for: executing a certain stage task of the service processing flow, and sending an execution result of the certain stage of the service processing flow back to the task scheduling module; and
the task scheduling module is further configured for: scheduling and starting an (n+1)th processing unit according to the execution result transmitted from an nth processing unit when an execution status of the nth processing unit is an execution success state, number n being a positive integer between 1 and (N?1), and number N being a total number of the one or more of the plurality of processing units that execute the service processing flow; and
notifying the smart device or the user of a final execution result of one processing unit that executes a final stage task of the service processing flow.

US Pat. No. 10,302,276

COLOR MIXING OPTICS HAVING AN EXIT LENS COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF LENSLETS ON AN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SIDE THEREOF

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device comprising:an exit lens comprising an interior side and an exterior side, wherein the interior side and the exterior side of the exit lens each comprises an array of lenslets;
wherein the array of lenslets formed on the interior side of the exit lens is configured with an identical aperture shape, but different dimensions, than the array of lenslets formed on the exterior side of the exit lens; and
wherein a center of each lenslet of the array of lenslets on the interior side of the exit lens is aligned with a center of a respective lenslet of the array of lenslets on the exterior side of the exit lens.

US Pat. No. 10,306,814

HEAT DISSIPATION IN POWER ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. Three-phase two-level power electronics assembly comprisinga thermally conductive base plate,
a heat dissipation unit, mounted on a first face of the base plate,
connectors for three-phase AC output, chopper DC outputs, and two poles of a DC link, and
a set of power electronics devices mounted on a second face of the base plate, whereby the power electronic devices are arranged within the three-phase two-level power electronics assembly in rows to provide a three phase AC output as well as chopper DC outputs and connected to the respective connectors,
wherein
the rows connected to the three-phase AC output and the rows connected to the chopper DC outputs are alternately arranged on the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,306,812

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle containment system, comprising:a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including a first vertical member, a second vertical member, and a horizontal member, wherein the horizontal member is supported directly by the first and second vertical members;
at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure such that the first and second vertical members are on opposite sides of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the horizontal member of the frame structure extends from one side of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure to the other; and
a header panel assembly installed between, and supported by, a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure, the header panel assembly including a main panel and at least one seal;
wherein the at least one seal includes a first seal disposed along the lower edge of the main panel and adapted to be held in place between the bottom of the main panel and a top surface of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,306,657

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS OVER MULTIPLE CARRIERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of managing ultra low latency (ULL) communications over a plurality of component carriers (CC), comprising:receiving a configuration for aggregating a set of CCs, wherein the set of CCs includes at least a primary cell and a secondary cell;
communicating, based on the received configuration, with at least the primary cell for legacy communications, wherein the legacy communications are based on a first transmission time interval (TTI) having a first duration;
communicating, based on the received configuration, with at least one of the primary cell or the secondary cell for ULL communications, wherein the ULL communications are based on a second TTI having a second duration that is less than the first duration;
receiving a deactivation command for ULL communications with the at least one of the primary cell or the secondary cell; and
deactivating, based at least in part on receiving the deactivation command, the ULL communications with the at least one of the primary cell or the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,306,652

FEEDBACK INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN SIDELINK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a first wireless communication device from a second wireless communication device, a first forward data transmission request signal requesting a first forward data transmission over a first link in a first link direction to a third wireless communication device, wherein the first forward data transmission is associated with a first feedback transmission from the third wireless communication device to the second wireless communication device over the first link in a second link direction opposite the first link direction; and
refraining, by the first wireless communication device in response to the first forward data transmission request signal, from communicating with a fourth wireless communication device to yield access to a channel resource for the first feedback transmission from the third wireless communication device based on at least an interference tolerance level of the second wireless communication device and an interference level on the first feedback transmission from the first wireless communication device, the fourth wireless communication device being different from the third wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,306,538

SYSTEM INFORMATION BROADCAST IN MACHINE-TO-MACHINE RADIO ACCESS SYSTEMS

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communication method comprising:detecting a content associated with each of a plurality of system information blocks (SIBs) from the plurality of SIBs using a downlink channel in a wireless communication network;
storing the content associated with each of the plurality of SIBs;
detecting, from the downlink channel in the wireless communication network, bits corresponding to a first information associated with a coverage, the coverage corresponding to a Signal-to-Noise-plus-Interference-Ratio (SINR) below a cell edge SINR;
detecting a second information indicating that the contents associated with each of the plurality of SIBs from the downlink channel are changed when a User Equipment (UE) is determined to have a coverage corresponding to a Signal-to-Noise-plus-Interference-Ratio (SINR) below a cell edge SINR based on the detected bits; and
when the second information indicates that at least one of the contents stored in the SIBs is changed, invalidating the content in the SIBs whose change was indicated.

US Pat. No. 10,306,286

REPLACING CONTENT OF A SURFACE IN VIDEO

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method implemented by a server device of a web service to expose viewers of video content to secondary content without disrupting a viewing experience of the viewers, the method comprising:receiving, by the server device, an indication of a surface appearing in at least one scene of the video content, the indication indicating that the surface is to be replaced with replacement content, and the indication comprising one of:
a user selection input to select the surface for replacement from a frame of the video content; or
a pattern the server device uses to search for the surface in frames of the video content;
tracking, by the server device, the surface throughout the frames of the video content using motion tracking, including identifying frames that include the surface and locations of the surface in identified frames;
incorporating, by the server device, the replacement content into the identified frames at identified locations based on the tracking and by the server device replacing pixels of the identified frames at the identified locations with different pixels of an image depicting the replacement content;
generating, by the server device, replaced-surface video content in accordance with the incorporating, the replaced-surface video content configured to expose the replacement content in place of the surface when played back; and
communicating, by the server device, the replaced-surface video content for distribution to a viewer device, the communicated replaced-surface video content having the surface replaced in the at least one clip with the replacement content.

US Pat. No. 10,306,042

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CALLER INFORMATION

Mitel Networks Corporatio...

1. A method of providing caller information, the method comprising the steps of:initiating a voice-over-Interned (VoIP) call between a first device and a second device;
providing file location information corresponding to caller identification information during a call setup of the VoIP call between the first device and the second device, the caller identification information comprising one or more of audio caller identification information and text caller identification information, wherein the text caller identification information is one or more of in a first language and uses a first alphabet;
using the file location information, retrieving the audio information; and
during the call setup, performing one or more of playing the audio caller identification information, displaying the text caller identification in a second language after translating the text caller identification from the first language, and displaying the text caller identification using a second alphabet on the second device after transcribing the text caller identification that uses the first alphabet.

US Pat. No. 10,305,821

FACILITATING HOT-SWAPPABLE SWITCH FABRIC CARDS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switching system, comprising:a processor;
a plurality of line cards, wherein a respective line card includes one or more ports;
one or more switch fabric cards configured to facilitate switching among the line cards; and
a memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor cause the switching system to perform a method, the method comprising:
identifying a hot-swapping event of a first switch fabric card based on a data structure indicating the one or more switch fabric cards, wherein the hot-swapping event indicates insertion or removal of the first switch fabric card while the switching system remains in an operational state;
determining an event type associated with the hot-swapping event;
managing the first switch fabric card based on the determined event type; and
in response to the event type indicating the first switch fabric card being inaccessible, the managing the first switch fabric card further includes disabling the first switch fabric card, thereby ensuring that the first switch fabric card does not participate in an internal switching of the switching system, and determining whether the first switch fabric card becomes accessible within a predetermined number of attempts.

US Pat. No. 10,305,708

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SIGNAL INTEGRITY OVER AN UNBALANCED DIFFERENTIAL CHANNEL

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A driver circuit for improving signal integrity for a differential pair of signals having a first signal and a second signal, the driver circuit comprising:a signal level detector configured to detect a change in signal level of the first signal or the second signal;
pulse shaping logic configured to:
generate a delayed and scaled version of the first signal based on the detected change in signal level; and
combine the first signal and the delayed and scaled version of the first signal to generate a first shaped signal; and
an edge-rate control filter configured to adjust at least one of a rise time or a fall time of the first shaped signal to generate a first adjusted signal, wherein the first adjusted signal provides a portion of a balanced differential pair of signals.

US Pat. No. 10,305,151

BATTERY CARRIER FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A COOLING SYSTEM

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A battery carrier for accommodating at least one battery for an electric motor vehicle, comprising:a trough-shaped inner space having a base for accommodating batteries therewithin and arranged in abutting contact with the base;
the base having an outer side;
a plurality of temperature adjustment elements being arranged in areal abutting contact with the base;
wherein extensions are embodied as protruding lugs on a planar region of the outer side of the base; and
at least one spring element coupled to the extensions in such a manner that the temperature adjustment elements are pressed onto the base,
wherein the temperature adjustment elements are embodied as cooling ducts, and
wherein the cooling ducts are produced from lightweight metal or plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,303,981

LEARNING METHOD AND TESTING METHOD FOR R-CNN BASED OBJECT DETECTOR, AND LEARNING DEVICE AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on an R-CNN (Region-based CNN), comprising steps of:(a) if at least one training image is acquired, a learning device (i) instructing one or more convolutional layers to generate one or more feature maps by applying one or more convolution operations to the training image, (ii) instructing an RPN (Region Proposal Network) to output pieces of ROI (Region of Interest) regression information and pieces of matching information wherein the ROI regression information includes regression information on each of ROI candidates corresponding to each of candidate regions estimated as including at least one object in a specific feature map among the feature maps, and the matching information includes information on one selected from class groups which respectively include their corresponding one or more classes, wherein the one or more classes are determined by referring to information on the at least one object within said each of ROI candidates, (iii) instructing a proposal layer to output one or more specific ROI candidates, which have high probabilities of being one or more ROIs, among the ROI candidates, as one or more ROI proposals by referring to the ROI regression information and the matching information, and (iv) instructing a proposal-selecting layer to output each of the ROI proposals for each of said pieces of matching information by referring to the training image;
(b) the learning device instructing each of pooling layers corresponding to each of said pieces of matching information to generate each of feature vectors by pooling each region in the specific feature map corresponding to said each of the ROI proposals for each of said pieces of matching information, and instructing each of FC layers (Fully Connected layers) corresponding to said each of the pooling layers to generate object regression information and object class information corresponding to said each of the ROI proposals for each of said pieces of matching information by referring to said each of the feature vectors; and
(c) the learning device instructing each of first loss layers corresponding to said each of the FC layers to calculate each object class loss and each object regression loss by referring to the object class information for each of said pieces of matching information, the object regression information for each of said pieces of matching information, and their corresponding first GTs (Ground Truths), and to backpropagate said each object class loss and said each object regression loss, to thereby learn parameters of said each of the FC layers and the convolutional layers.

US Pat. No. 10,303,950

AUTOMATED VIDEO CORRECTION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for automated correction of a video comprising a plurality of video frames, the method comprising:identifying features in each video frame of the plurality of video frames;
identifying one or more major scenes in the video based on a matching of the features in each video frame;
for each identified major scene,
identifying a key reference frame in a major scene based on the features in each video frame in the major scene,
identifying one or more bad video frames based on a comparison of features in a video frame in the major scene with features in the key reference frame, and
identifying one or more sequences of bad video frames based on the identified one or more bad video frames; and
correcting the video by removing the identified one or more sequences of bad video frames from the video.

US Pat. No. 10,303,245

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN EYE CONDITIONS DURING PRESENTATION OF VIDEO ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, via an electronic tracking device of a wearable electronic device, an eye of a person watching a video presented on a display component of the wearable electronic device to monitor a viewing direction of the eye;
determining, by an analysis engine configured to analyze information about a trigger condition of the eye of the person and to determine an appropriate response, the analysis engine including a device or component communicatively coupled to the electronic tracking device, that the person is watching the video based on the viewing direction of the eye;
detecting, by the electronic tracking device, an eye movement indicating a change in the viewing direction of the eye;
determining, by the analysis engine and responsive to detecting the eye movement, that the person is focused on something other than the video based on determining a change in a focal plane of the eye;
monitoring, by the analysis engine, the eye movement of the eye subsequent to determining that the person is focused on something other than the video;
determining, by the analysis engine:
that the eye movement is one of multiple learned trigger conditions, and
a learned response associated with the learned trigger condition,
wherein the multiple learned trigger conditions and the learned response are based on observations of:
(i) a prior eye movement of the person, and
(ii) a prior intentional action other than the prior eye movement and performed by the person to modify presentation of the video; and
performing the learned response to modify presentation of the video or audio associated with the video on the wearable electronic device based on the learned trigger condition having been performed.

US Pat. No. 10,300,808

PRECONDITIONED CHARGING USING AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:an electric motor;
a battery electrically connected to the electric motor, the battery to supply power to the electric motor; and
a thermal management unit fluidly connected to the battery, the thermal management unit providing cooling to the battery, the thermal management unit comprising:
a thermal management controller; and
a memory coupled with and readable by a processor of the thermal management controller and storing therein instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine a charging time when a charge will occur on the battery via a charging station;
determine a current temperature of the battery;
determine, prior to reaching the charging station, a rate of cooling for the thermal management unit to cool the battery from the determined current temperature to a charging temperature by the determined charging time, wherein the charging temperature is lower than the determined current temperature;
determine a start time to begin cooling the battery based on the determined charging time and the determined rate of cooling for the thermal management unit; and
command, at the determined start time, the thermal management unit to begin cooling the battery at the determined rate of cooling.

US Pat. No. 10,299,996

ACTIVE INGREDIENT CAPSULES

Symrise AG, Holzminden (...

1. A process for producing controlled release active ingredient capsules, consisting essentially of:(a) dissolving and/or dispersing (a1) proteins, (a2) polysaccharides and (a3) cellulose derivatives in water with the input of mechanical and thermal energy to form a coacervate,
(b) adding active ingredients to be encapsulated to the coacervate to form active ingredient capsules,
(c) hardening the resulting active ingredient capsules with the addition of natural tannins, in the absence of glutaric aldehyde and formaldehyde for a period of 5 to 10 hours, and
(d) optionally, spray-drying the hardened active ingredient capsules and wherein the process occurs in a maximum of 12 hours;
wherein the process is conducted with half of the water that would be required if cellulose derivatives (a3) were not used in the process.

US Pat. No. 10,306,811

COMPUTER ROOM, DATA CENTER, AND DATA CENTER SYSTEM

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A first data center comprising:a main computer room area including a separation plate having an opening, the separation plate being disposed along a horizontal direction of the main computer room area separating the main computer room area into an accommodation space at a lower layer and an air exhaust passage at an upper layer, the accommodation space being connected with the air exhaust passage through the opening;
a cold passage area disposed on a side of the main computer room area, the cold passage area being connected with the accommodation space;
a hot passage area disposed on another side of the main computer room area, the hot passage area being connected with the air exhaust passage and isolated from the cold passage area; and
a plurality of hollow structures corresponding to the cold passage area and the hot passage area respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,306,805

COOLING MECHANISM OF HIGH MOUNTING FLEXIBILITY

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A cooling mechanism of high mounting flexibility, comprising a heat sink, at least one heat transfer block and at least one elastic member mounted in said heat sink, and a plurality of heat pipes mounted in said heat sink and set between said at least one heat transfer block and said at least one elastic member, wherein:said heat sink comprises a heat sink body, said heat sink body comprising at least one accommodation portion and a plurality of position-limit sliding grooves extended from said at least one accommodation portion for accommodating said heat pipes with a margin therebetween to allow adjustment of the position of the heat pipes in the sliding grooves, respectively, a recessed positioning groove located in said at least one accommodation portion, and a plurality of stop blocks fastened to said heat sink body to stop said heat pipes in said position-limit sliding grooves;
each said heat pipe comprises a hot interface located at one end thereof and accommodated in one said accommodation portion, and a cold interface located at an opposite end thereof and positioned in one said position-limit sliding groove;
said at least one heat transfer block is mounted in said at least one accommodation portion of said heat sink body, each said heat transfer block comprising a recessed insertion passage located in one side thereof for accommodating the hot interface of at least one said heat pipe and a planar contact surface located at an opposite side thereof for the contact of a heat source of an external circuit board;
a metal sheet fixedly fastened to said heat transfer block to secure said hot interfaces of said heat pipes in said recessed insertion passage between said metal sheet and said heat transfer block;
said at least one elastic member each comprises an elastic thermal pad respectively positioned in said recessed positioning groove of said heat sink, said elastic thermal pad being elastically positioned to keep in direct contact with said metal sheet;
the metal sheet set in between said heat transfer block and the elastic thermal pad;
each heat transfer block being configured to move vertically toward the inner side of the accommodation portion of the heat sink to impart a pressure to the hot interface of the respective heat pipe, and the stop blocks stop the cold interfaces of the heat pipes in the respective position-limit sliding grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,306,804

COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

Iceotope Limited, St. Pe...

1. A cooling apparatus configured to carry heat removed from an electronic device, the cooling apparatus comprising:a first-stage heat exchanger arrangement comprising:
a first volume for receiving an electronic device and a first liquid coolant;
a first heat sink in direct physical contact with the first volume;
a second heat sink in direct physical contact with the first volume and not in direct physical contact with the first heat sink;
a first channel in direct physical contact with the first heat sink for receiving a second liquid coolant; and
a second channel in direct physical contact with the second heat sink for receiving a third liquid coolant;
wherein the first volume is not in fluid communication with the first channel or the second channel;
wherein the first-stage heat exchanger is configured to:
receive the first liquid coolant,
transfer heat from the first liquid coolant to the first heat sink, which is configured to transfer heat to the second liquid coolant, and
transfer heat from the first liquid coolant to the second heat sink, which is configured to transfer heat to the third liquid coolant; and
a second-stage heat exchanger arrangement comprising:
a first liquid flow circuit configured to receive a mixture of the second liquid coolant and the third liquid coolant; and
a second liquid flow circuit that is not in fluid communication with the first liquid flow circuit;
wherein the second-stage heat exchanger arrangement is configured to transfer heat from the mixture of the second and third liquid coolants to a liquid in the second liquid flow circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,306,767

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR FORMING SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE COMPRISING VIAS

UNIFLEX Technology Inc., ...

1. A manufacturing method for forming a substrate structure comprising vias, the manufacturing method comprising:providing a substrate, wherein a material of the substrate comprises polyimide;
forming an etching stop layer on the substrate, wherein the etching stop layer covers two opposite surfaces of the substrate, and the etching stop layer comprises a metal layer;
performing a patterned process on the etching stop layer to form a plurality of openings exposing a part of the substrate; and
performing an etching process on the substrate by using the etching stop layer as a mask to remove the part of the substrate exposed by the openings and form the vias, wherein the etching process comprises etching the substrate by using an alkaline etching liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,306,527

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN AN AIR-TO-GROUND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, comprising:a receiver station disposed on an aircraft in flight;
a plurality of ATG base stations, each of which defines a corresponding radiation pattern, wherein the ATG base stations are spaced apart from each other to define at least partially overlapping coverage areas in which, for a given geographic location, multiple altitude bands in which ATG wireless communication is provided by respective ATG cells associated with the ATG base stations are defined, each of the multiple altitude bands corresponding to respective different operating frequencies; and
a control module in communication with at least one of the ATG base stations, the control module being configured to receive information indicative of an altitude of the aircraft and, based on the altitude of the aircraft, select an operating frequency corresponding to a respective one of the multiple altitude bands of the respective ATG cells for communication between the at least one of the base stations and the aircraft based on the altitude,
wherein the at least one of the ATG base stations defines a coverage area that is conical in shape having legs of the conical shape that are about 120 degrees apart.

US Pat. No. 10,306,285

SELECTING VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS BASED ON ADVERTISEMENT QUALITY

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A method for selecting video advertisements, the method comprising:obtaining, using an advertisement quality manager, advertisement quality associated with a plurality of video advertisements, each advertisement quality associated with a particular video advertisement indicating a probability a viewer will continue viewing a portion of a video following presentation of the particular video advertisement presented in association with the video;
selecting, using an advertisement selection manager, at least one of the plurality of video advertisements for presentation along with the video based on the advertisement quality associated with the plurality of video advertisements, a slot-specific continuation probability indicating whether the viewer is likely to view a first video advertisement in an advertisement slot given that the viewer has viewed a second video advertisement in a previous advertisement slot, and advertisement costs indicating a cost for each of the plurality of video advertisements; and
providing the selected video advertisements for integration of the selected video advertisements with the video for presentation to the viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,306,081

TECHNOLOGIES FOR GENERATING A POINT-OF-VIEW VIDEO

Turner Broadcasting Syste...

1. A mobile communication device for generating a point-of-view video of a user, the mobile communication device comprising:a camera;
a proximity sensor configured to generate proximity sensor data;
a position detection module configured to determine that the mobile communication device is positioned in a reference point-of-view position relative to a body of the user in response to a determination that (i) the mobile communication device is within a threshold distance from the body of the user based on the proximity sensor data, (ii) the camera is directed away from the body of the user, and (iii) the mobile communication device is in a portrait orientation when the mobile communication device is in the reference point-of-view position; and
a recordation module configured to initiate, in response to a determination that the mobile communication device is positioned in the reference point-of-view position and without direction from the user, recording of a video by the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,306,020

SOFTWARE UPGRADE IN A VIRTUALIZED OFFLINE CHARGING SYSTEM

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:setting up a network with a virtualized Offline Charging System (OFCS) that includes a pool of virtualized Charging Collection Functions (vCCFs), wherein the pool includes one of the vCCFs designated as a skeletal vCCF that is pre-provisioned to communicate with Charging Trigger Functions (CTFs) and pre-provisioned in a Domain Name System (DNS) server with a DNS resource record having a priority set so that the skeletal vCCF is selected last among the vCCFs in the pool by the CTFs for accounting sessions;
identifying a software upgrade for the virtualized OFCS; and
initiating an upgrade process to install the software upgrade, wherein the upgrade process includes the iterative steps of:
developing the skeletal vCCF before installing the software upgrade;
installing the software upgrade in the skeletal vCCF;
communicating with the DNS server after the software upgrade to modify the priority in the DNS resource record for the skeletal vCCF to equal at least one of the other vCCFs in the pool;
designating another one of the vCCFs in the pool as the skeletal vCCF for a next iteration of the upgrade process;
draining the accounting sessions from the skeletal vCCF designated for the next iteration; and
communicating with the DNS server to set a priority in the DNS resource record for the skeletal vCCF designated for the next iteration so that the skeletal vCCF is selected last among the vCCFs in the pool by the CTFs for accounting sessions.

US Pat. No. 10,305,603

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION WITH SOME COMPENSATION OF NONLINEAR DISTORTIONS

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus comprising:an optical front-end circuit configured to receive an optical communication signal; and
a signal processor electrically connected to the optical front-end circuit; and
wherein the signal processor comprises:
a first dispersion-compensation module configured to perform dispersion-compensation processing on digital samples representing the optical communication signal to generate a first dispersion-compensated digital signal;
a first equalizer circuit configured to apply equalization processing to the first dispersion-compensated digital signal to generate a first equalized digital signal; and
a second equalizer circuit configured to:
perform dispersion-application processing on the first equalized digital signal to generate a dispersed digital signal; and
apply equalization processing to the dispersed digital signal to generate a second equalized digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,305,394

APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO SUB-MODULE OF MMC

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. An apparatus for supplying power to sub-modules by using voltage charged in a charger from input voltage of P-N bus bars of an MMC (Modular Multilevel Converter), the apparatus comprising:a relay disposed between the P-N bus bars of the MMC and including a break contact switch;
a resistor (R) connected in series to the relay;
a TVS diode (TD) connected in series to the resistor;
a Zener diode (ZD) connected in series to the TVS diode (TD);
a transformer transmitting the input voltage of the P-N bus bars from a primary side to a secondary side thereof;
a semiconductor switch switching a current flow to the transformer;
a controller turning on the semiconductor switch such that the current flows to the transformer when clamping voltage of the Zener diode (ZD) is input;
a relay switch driving the break contact switch of the relay when receiving output voltage from the secondary side of the transformer; and
a circuit breaker connected in series to the relay and breaking a circuit when current flowing through the break contact switch of the relay is larger than a predetermined reference current,
wherein, when the input voltage reaches a rated voltage for starting the apparatus, the controller turns on the semiconductor switch so that a closed circuit is formed by the semiconductor switch and the primary side of the transformer,
wherein, when the semiconductor switch is turned on, the current flows in the closed circuit, and then the transformer transmits the input voltage at the primary side to the secondary side, and the output voltage from the secondary side is input to the relay switch and used as power for operating the apparatus,
wherein the relay switch operates to open the break contact switch of the relay by using the output voltage of the secondary side so that no current is applied to the controller through the relay,
wherein, after the break contact switch is opened, the controller receives the output voltage from the secondary side of the transformer and operates the apparatus by using the output voltage, and
wherein, when the break contact switch of the relay is changed into a short state due to a short at the secondary side of the transformer in a normal operation state and, when current flowing through the break contact switch is larger than the predetermined reference current, the circuit breaker breaks the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,304,744

INVERSE TONE DIRECT PRINT EUV LITHOGRAPHY ENABLED BY SELECTIVE MATERIAL DEPOSITION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for fabricating a pattern of vertical fins in a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:providing a semiconductor material stack including:
a semiconductor substrate layer;
a fin hard mask stack, including one or more layers, disposed on the semiconductor substrate layer;
a first material layer, consisting of a first material, disposed on the fin hard mask stack; and
a photolithography stack, including one or more layers, disposed on the first material layer;
forming an inverse tone direct print pattern on a top layer of the photolithography stack;
performing first vertical directional etching in the photolithography stack and in the first material layer only where layers are vertically exposed outside of the inverse tone direct print pattern;
removing, after the first vertical directional etching, the photolithography stack to form a mandrel pattern in the first material layer disposed on the fin hard mask stack;
performing selective sidewall spacer deposition on sidewalls of the mandrel pattern in the first material layer, to form trenches between sidewall spacers that were selectively deposited on the sidewalls of the mandrel pattern;
performing selective bottom-up trench fill with a second material to fill only the trenches that were formed between sidewall spacers;
performing etching to remove the mandrel and the sidewall spacers, leaving the second material disposed, in a first pattern following a pattern of the trenches that were formed between sidewall spacers, on the fin hard mask stack;
performing second vertical directional etching in the fin hard mask stack and in the semiconductor substrate layer only where layers are vertically exposed outside of the first pattern of the second material disposed on the fin hard mask stack, to form vertical fins in a vertical fin pattern in the semiconductor substrate layer; and
removing, after the second vertical directional etching, the second material and the fin hard mask stack, exposing the vertical fins in the vertical fin pattern formed in the semiconductor substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 10,304,373

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE PIXEL DENSITY AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING DISPLAY PIXEL DENSITY

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A display device with adjustable pixel density, comprising:a plurality of display pixels distributed in a first array form; and
a controllably-deformable material part, being separately connected to the plurality of display pixels, and deforming under an effect of an external field, so as to accordingly adjust density distribution of the plurality of display pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,304,079

ORGANIZATION OF CAMPAIGN PERFORMANCE DATA SNAPSHOT CARDS IN CARD FEEDS AND CARD BOARDS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method of distributing data generated in an online marketing campaign, the method comprising:receiving, by a campaign manager platform, marketing data generated by a plurality of campaign applications that includes a digital analytics application and a social marketing application;
using the received marketing data to generate a plurality of data cards, each of which comprises a relatively smaller user interface that presents a portion of the marketing data in a graphical format;
transmitting, to each of a first plurality of client computers associated with a corresponding first plurality of users, a user-specific card feed that includes a corresponding user-specific subset of the data cards,
wherein the subset of data cards in a particular user's card feed presents marketing data generated by one or more of the campaign applications with which the particular user has interacted,
wherein the subset of data cards in the particular user's card feed includes an application launch card having a hyperlink that launches one of the plurality of campaign applications,
wherein each of the user-specific card feeds comprises a first relatively larger user interface that includes at least a portion of the corresponding user-specific subset of data cards arranged in a first array, and
wherein the first relatively larger user interface is larger than the relatively smaller user interface;
transmitting, to each of a second plurality of client computers associated with a corresponding second plurality of users that constitutes a subscribed user group, a shared card board that includes a subscribed subset of the data cards,
wherein one or more of the data cards in the subscribed subset was selected by at least one of the second plurality of users from a user-specific card feed that was transmitted to one of the second plurality of client computers,
wherein a particular one of the data cards is included in both (a) the particular user's card feed, and (b) the shared card board for a particular subscribed user group that includes the particular user, such that a modification to data reflected in the particular data card is viewable in both the particular user's card feed and the shared card board for the particular subscribed user group,
wherein each shared card board comprises a second relatively larger user interface that includes at least a portion of the subscribed subset of data cards arranged in a second array, and
wherein the second relatively larger user interface is larger than the relatively smaller user interface;
receiving an interaction history update indicative of an interaction between the particular user and a particular one of the campaign applications;
in response to receiving the interaction history update, modifying the particular user's card feed to include a data card presenting marketing data generated by the particular campaign application, wherein before such modification the particular user's card feed did not include any data cards presenting marketing data generated by the particular campaign application; and
receiving an invitation from the particular user, wherein the invitation represents permission to allow a second user to view the shared card board.

US Pat. No. 10,303,980

LEARNING METHOD, LEARNING DEVICE FOR DETECTING OBSTACLES AND TESTING METHOD, TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

STRADVISION, INC., Pohan...

1. A method for learning parameters of a CNN capable of detecting one or more obstacles in at least one training image, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device receiving the training image and instructing a first to an n-th convolutional layers to respectively and sequentially generate a first encoded feature map to an n-th encoded feature map from the training image;
(b) the learning device instructing an n-th deconvolutional layer to a first deconvolutional layer to sequentially generate an n-th decoded feature map to a first decoded feature map from the n-th encoded feature map;
(c) the learning device, wherein each cell of a grid with a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns is generated by dividing the at least one decoded feature map with respect to a first direction by first intervals and with respect to a second direction by second intervals and that the first direction is in a direction of the rows of the at least one decoded feature map and the second direction is in a direction of the columns thereof, concatenating each of features of each of the rows per each of the columns in a direction of a channel, to thereby generate at least one reshaped feature map;
(d) the learning device calculating at least one loss by referring to the reshaped feature map and its corresponding GT image, wherein the GT image is an image in which each of the rows is indicated as corresponding to each of GT positions where each nearest obstacle is truly located on each of the columns from its corresponding lowest cell thereof along the second direction; and
(e) the learning device backpropagating the loss, to thereby learn the parameters of the CNN.

US Pat. No. 10,303,968

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE RECOGNITION

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A method for processing image information, comprising:recognizing each character in an original image and acquiring a position of the each character;
matching a character in the original image with a character in a layout structured region of a template image, and recording identical characters or character strings in the original image and the template image as a matching point pair, the layout structured region of the template image being a region, unchanged in content, in the template image, and a position of the character in the layout structured region of the template image having been labeled;
acquiring a projective transformation matrix between matching point pairs according to the position of the character in the original image and the position of the character in the layout structured region of the template image, the projective transformation matrix indicating a position change between the matching point pairs;
registering the original image according to the projective transformation matrix to acquire a registered image, comprising changing the position of the character on the original image to a position of the character on the registered image according to the projective transformation; and
recognizing the registered image to acquire a recognition result.

US Pat. No. 10,303,854

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. An automated dispensing device for a pharmaceutical order filling system comprising:an order processing device,
a plurality of cells, each cell adapted to contain a quantity of a pharmaceutical and including a funnel having a funnel gate,
an insert having an insert code and a dispensing tube, the insert sized for insertion into one cell of the plurality of cells, the dispensing tube adapted to engage the funnel gate of the funnel when the insert is in the one cell;
a prefill assembly including buffer tubes, each buffer tube having a holding area and associated with one of the plurality of cells; and
a pallet assembly including a pallet and movement apparatus adapted to move the pallet, the pallet being configured to hold containers and each container having a container code,
wherein a communication from the order processing device is generated when the insert code on the insert corresponds to the container code on the container.

US Pat. No. 10,303,777

LOCALIZATION PLATFORM THAT LEVERAGES PREVIOUSLY TRANSLATED CONTENT

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving from an external application a request to translate an element of source text from an origin language to a target language that is determined based on a geographical location where the source text is employed;
searching a database associated with the geographical location for an element of matching text in the origin language that at least partially matches the element of source text;
in response to determining that an element of matching text is found in the database:
reading from the database an element of previously translated text that is mapped to the element of matching text and includes at least one word that is translated into the target language; and
transmitting the element of source text, the element of matching text, the element of previously translated text, and a mapping between the element of source text and the element of matching text to a location for translation.

US Pat. No. 10,303,189

FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS

Reno Technologies, Inc.

1. A modular method of making mass flow controllers having different operating characteristics, the method comprising:a) providing a plurality of substantially identical monolithic bases, each of the monolithic bases comprising a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a plurality of flow component mounting regions;
b) coupling a first set of flow components to the flow component mounting regions of a first one of the monolithic bases so that a fluid path is formed from the gas inlet to the gas outlet of the first one of the monolithic bases to which each component of the first set of flow components is in fluid communication, thereby creating a first mass flow controller having a first set of operating characteristics; and
c) coupling a second set of flow components to the flow component mounting regions of a second one of the monolithic bases so that a fluid path is formed from the gas inlet to the gas outlet of the second one of the monolithic bases to which each component of the second set of flow components is in fluid communication, thereby creating a second mass flow controller having a second set of operating characteristics that are different than the first set of operating characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,302,824

METHOD OF PREPARING LIGHT SCATTERING LAYER

CORNING PRECISION MATERIA...

1. A method of preparing a light scattering layer, the method comprising: obtaining an emulsion by dispersing droplets of a second phase into a first phase comprising a hydrophobic metal oxide sol, the second phase comprising a droplet supporting material and a hydrophilic liquid; forming an emulsion layer by casting the emulsion on a substrate; converting the emulsion layer into a matrix precursor layer by baking the emulsion layer and thus solidifying the first phase, the matrix precursor layer comprising a plurality of voids derived from the droplets of the second phase; andconverting the matrix precursor layer into a metal oxide matrix layer by calcining the matrix precursor layer, the metal oxide matrix layer comprising a plurality of voids derived from the droplets of the second phase.

US Pat. No. 10,302,097

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR AND CENTRIFUGAL WATER CHILLING UNIT

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A centrifugal compressor, comprising:a housing (10) provided with a mounting chamber (11), a thread section (12) being provided on a side wall of the mounting chamber (11);
an adjusting piece (20) mounted in the mounting chamber (11), the adjusting piece (20) being provided with threads adapting to the thread section (12);
a driving piece (30) mounted in the mounting chamber (11) and configured to drive the adjusting piece (20) to move forwards or backwards along the thread section (12);
an adjustable diffuser (40) fixedly connected to the adjusting piece (20),
wherein the driving piece (30) is in driving connection with the adjusting piece (20) via a connecting rod (50),
wherein a first mounting hole (31) is provided in a first end surface of the driving piece (30), a second mounting hole (21) opposite to the first mounting hole (31) is provided in a second end surface, opposite to the first end surface, of the adjusting piece (20), and two ends of the connecting rod (50) is provided in the corresponding first mounting hole (31) and the corresponding second mounting hole (21) respectively; and
a blade assembly (60), the driving piece (30) driving the blade assembly (60) to rotate,
wherein the blade assembly (60) comprises:
a blade (61), located at an air inlet (80) of the centrifugal compressor;
a blade shaft (62), a first end of the blade shaft (62) being fixedly connected to the blade (61), and an end, away from the blade (61), of the blade shaft (62) penetrating into the mounting chamber (11);
a limiting nut (63), detachably provided at the end, away from the blade (61), of the blade shaft (62); and
an execution piece (64), fixed to the blade shaft (62), the execution piece (64) being in driving connection with the driving piece (30).

US Pat. No. 10,302,087

COMPRESSOR EXHAUST STRUCTURE, SCREW COMPRESSOR AND AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT HAVING SAME

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A compressor exhaust structure, comprising:a machine body,
an exhaust bearing seat provided at an exhaust end of the machine body, and
an oil separating barrel covering the exhaust bearing seat,
wherein:
the exhaust bearing seat is provided with a first exhaust chamber, the machine body is provided with a second exhaust chamber, a third exhaust chamber is formed between the exhaust bearing seat and an inner wall of the oil separating barrel, the first exhaust chamber is in fluid communication with the second exhaust chamber, the second exhaust chamber is in fluid communication with the third exhaust chamber, and the third exhaust chamber is in fluid communication with a discharge port of the oil separating barrel; and
wherein an interior of the first exhaust chamber is located opposite to an interior of the second exhaust chamber, and the first exhaust chamber is overlapped with a portion of the second exhaust chamber, and a portion of the second exhaust chamber, which portion is not overlapped with the first exhaust chamber, forms a gas flow passage which is in communication with the third exhaust chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,301,274

CRYSTALLINE DERIVATIVES OF (S)-1-((2R,3R,4S,5S)-5-ALLYL-3-METHOXY-4-(TOSYLMETHYL)TETRAHYDROFURAN-2-YL)-3-AMINOPROPAN-2-OL

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. The salt of formula 1?:
wherein,
R1 is —CH2—CH?CR8R8?,—CH2—C(?O)—R9 or —CH2—CH2—O—R10, wherein
R8 and R8? each independently is H or a hydrocarbon, the hydrocarbon optionally having one or more heteroatoms;
R9 is OR11, wherein R11 is H or a hydrocarbon, the hydrocarbon optionally having one or more heteroatoms;
R10 is H or an alcohol protecting group;
R2 is H or an alcohol protecting group;
R3 and R4 each independently is H, allyl, or benzyl;
or R2 and one of R3 and R4 together form —C(R12)(R13)—and the other R3 and R4 is H, allyl, or benzyl, wherein R12 and R13 each independently is H or a hydrocarbon, the hydrocarbon optionally having one or more heteroatoms;
one of R5 and R6 is H and the other is —CH2OR14 or —CH2SO2—Ar, or R5 and R6 taken together form ?CH—SO2—Ar, wherein
R14 is H or an alcohol protecting group; and
Ar is an aryl group; and
R7 is H, C1-3 alkyl or C1-3 haloalkyl; and
HX is hydrochloric acid or O,O?-Di-p-toluoyl-L-tartaric acid.

US Pat. No. 10,300,730

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING IMAGE ELEMENT ARRAYS FOR SECURITY DEVICES

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A method of manufacturing an image element array for an optically variable security device, comprising:providing a production tool having a surface pattern of ink-receptive elements spaced by areas which are not ink-receptive, the ink-receptive elements defining image elements of the desired image element array;
applying a multi-coloured first image formed of a plurality of inks to only the ink-receptive elements of the surface pattern and not to the areas in between;
transferring only portions of the multi-coloured first image corresponding to the image elements of the desired image element array from the production tool to a substrate, by bringing the plurality of inks on the surface pattern into contact with the substrate or with a transfer assembly which then contacts the substrate, whereby an image element array is formed on the substrate;
wherein the surface pattern on the production tool is configured such that, when a viewing element array is overlapped with the image element array, each viewing element within a first region of the image element array directs light from a respective one of the image elements or from a respective one of gaps between the image elements in dependence on a viewing angle, whereby depending on the viewing angle the viewing element array in the first region directs light from either the array of image elements or from the gaps therebetween, such that upon changing the viewing angle, the first image is displayed by the image elements across the first region of the image element array at a first range of viewing angles and not at a second range of viewing angles, and
wherein the surface pattern comprises either:
a surface relief structure of elevations and depressions, the elevations forming the ink-receptive elements and the depressions forming the areas which are not ink-receptive; or
an arrangement of hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts of the surface of the production tool, the hydrophobic parts forming the ink-receptive elements and the hydrophilic parts forming the areas which are not ink-receptive.

US Pat. No. 10,300,185

GUIDABLE INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD PUMP AND RELATED METHODS

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. An intravascular blood pump system, comprising:a blood pump adapted to be guided to a predetermined location within a circulatory system of a patient by a guide wire and configured to provide left-heart support, the blood pump comprising a rotor having a rotor hub and at least one blade extending outward from the rotor hub;
a rotor shroud at least partially disposed about the rotor hub;
an elongate catheter extending proximally with respect to the blood pump;
a cannula extending from the rotor shroud and comprising an outer cannula surface, the outer cannula surface having a substantially circular cross-section along a portion of its length, wherein a distal portion of the rotor shroud having an outer diameter matching an inner diameter of a proximal portion of the cannula, the proximal portion of the cannula disposed about a distal portion of the rotor shroud; and
one or more first ports and one or more second ports establishing fluid communication between a cannula lumen and an exterior region of the cannula, wherein at least one first port of the one or more first ports is located in proximity to the rotor and at least one second port of the one or more second ports is spaced apart from and located distal to the at least one first port, wherein the cannula is configured such that when the blood pump is positioned in the patient to provide left-heart support a distal end of the cannula and the at least one second port are positioned inside the patient's heart and a proximal end of the cannula and the at least one first port are positioned in the patient's aorta, and the blood pump is configured to draw blood from the patient's heart into the at least one second port through the cannula lumen and out the at least one first port to provide left-heart support while the cannula is positioned across an aortic valve of the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,299,999

FLAVOUR COMPOSITION COMPRISING MENTHOL AND MENTHANE CARBOXAMIDES

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. A flavour composition comprising a mixture of coolant compounds comprising menthol in an amount of about 1% to less than 50% by weight of the total flavour composition and a menthane carboxamide consisting of a mixture of N-(4-cyanomethylphenyl) p-menthane carboxamide and 2-isopropyl-5-methyl-N-(2-(pyridin-2-yl)ethyl)cyclohexane carboxamide in an amount of 0.1% to 13% by weight of the total flavour composition.

US Pat. No. 10,306,819

SHIELDED ELECTRICAL CABLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A shielded electrical cable comprising:a conductor set including one or more substantially parallel longitudinal insulated conductors and a drain conductor, each insulated conductor comprising a central conductor surrounded by a dielectric material, the central conductor having a first area;
a shielding film disposed around the conductor set;
two non-conductive polymeric layers disposed around the conductor set and including concentric portions substantially concentric with at least one conductor in the conductor set, and parallel portions wherein the two non-conductive polymeric layers are substantially parallel to each other; and
an adhesive layer disposed between the two non-conductive polymeric layers and bonding the concentric portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to the conductor set and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to each other; and
a transition portion providing a gradual transition between the concentric portions and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers, the transition portion comprising a second cross-sectional area defined as an area between first transition points where a thickness of the adhesive layer becomes greater than a thickness of the adhesive layer in the concentric portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers and second transition points where a thickness of the adhesive layer becomes greater than a thickness of the adhesive layer in the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers, the second cross-sectional area being equal to or smaller than the first cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 10,306,815

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE GASKET

Joinset Co., Ltd., (KR)

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket for shielding electromagnetic waves or grounding electricity, comprising:an elastic core which comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other in a thickness direction and a through hole passing through the first and second surfaces; and
an electroconductive cover which adheres to the first surface with an adhesive interposed therebetween, wherein parts of the cover which face the through hole are incised to integrally form a plurality of blocking parts, and wherein the blocking parts cover and adhere to sidewalls of the through hole and the blocking parts are bent and extend above the second surface and adhere to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,306,808

RACK HOUSINGS HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE AIR VOLUME

International Business Ma...

1. A rack housing comprising:a frame;
a door attachable to a front of said frame;
a plurality of movable supports for supporting a plurality of electronic devices in said frame;
an actuator for moving said plurality of movable supports to define an adjustable air volume in said rack housing for receiving cooling air from a raised floor of a data center;
a controller for controlling said actuator; and
a sensor, and said controller operable to control said actuator based on said sensor, wherein said sensor is operable for monitoring the volume of the adjustable air volume.

US Pat. No. 10,306,800

COOLING TROUGH, COOLER AND POWER MODULE ASSEMBLY

Danfoss Silicon Power Gmb...

1. A cooling trough, comprising:an unflat surface, surrounding an opening of the cooling trough, configured with a height essentially decreasing inwardly,
wherein the unflat surface comprises a first step having a first supporting line running around the opening of the cooling trough, the first supporting line being located at an edge line of the first step where the first step decreases in height inwardly,
wherein the unflat surface comprises a second step having a second supporting line running around the opening of the cooling trough, the second supporting line being located at an edge line of the second step where the second step decreases in height inwardly,
wherein the first supporting line and the second supporting line contact a baseplate of a power module after the baseplate is attached to the unflat surface of the cooling trough, and
wherein the first supporting line and the second supporting line directly contact the baseplate of the power module.

US Pat. No. 10,306,796

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM RAIL CLIP AUTOMATIC CLAMPING

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:processing components disposed in a portable housing;
a rail coupled to fixed location, the rail having upper and lower securing portions;
a clip coupled to the portable housing, the clip having upper and lower securing portions that engage with the rail upper and lower securing portions;
an extending member integrated with the clip and aligned to selectively extend outward to press against the rail; and
a switch integrated with the clip and aligned to press directly against the rail at insertion of the clip onto the rail, the switch activating the extending member to press against the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,306,785

DISPLAY DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A display device, comprising:a flexible display panel; and
a housing assembled with the flexible display panel, the housing comprising:
a plurality of connectors, each of the connectors comprising two accommodating slots; and
a plurality of couplers, the connectors and the couplers being sequentially arranged in a staggered manner and connected with one another, each of the couplers comprising a coupling body and two cylinders, the two cylinders being connected to two sides of the coupling body, each of the cylinders being disposed in the accommodating slot of the adjacent connector;
wherein a radial interval of an opening of the accommodating slot is greater than a thickness of the coupling body and is less than a diameter of the cylinder, and while the housing is being bent along with the flexible display panel, the adjacent two connectors are being away from each other until the cylinder in the accommodating slot is blocked by the corresponding opening.

US Pat. No. 10,306,728

COLOR TUNABLE LIGHT WITH ZONE CONTROL

NBCUniversal Media, LLC, ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a tunable array of zonal lighting devices providing a plurality of lighting zones, wherein each zonal lighting device corresponds to an independent lighting zone and each zonal lighting device is configured for independent color control and independent white color correlated temperature (CCT) control; and
a controller configured to:
receive one or more commands to implement one or more zone adjustments, wherein the one or more commands comprise:
an indication of the independent lighting zone of the plurality of lighting zones to adjust; and
an indication of a zone-specific white CCT value independent from one or more color values, wherein the zone-specific white CCT value corresponds to a CCT value of a camera sensor; and
control the plurality of lighting zones by providing one or more zone control signals, corresponding to the one or more commands, to the tunable array of zonal lighting devices to implement the one or more zone adjustments.

US Pat. No. 10,306,515

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS LOAD BALANCING

Huawei Technologies Canad...

1. A method of wireless network load balancing, the method comprising:receiving, by a communications controller of a first cell, a demand of a user equipment (UE), and a first location of the UE in the first cell;
requesting, by the communications controller, loading information for the first cell and at least one neighboring cell of the first cell;
generating, by the communications controller, a recommendation comprising an incentive for a user of the UE, and at least one of: a time period for which communications from the UE are postponed; or a second location for the UE for communications, the second location being different from the first location,
the recommendation being based on the loading information for the first cell and the at least one neighboring cell, and a utility map generated by the communications controller indicating suitable recommendations for the user of the UE, and wherein the at least one of the time period or the second location included in the recommendation is a maxima of the utility map within a region that surrounds the first location;
transmitting, by the communications controller, the recommendation to the UE; and
receiving, by the communications controller, a response to the recommendation.

US Pat. No. 10,306,294

USER CENTRIC ADAPTATION OF VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM USER INTERFACES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A vehicle entertainment system comprising:a video display unit configured to provide content to a passenger of a vehicle comprising the vehicle entertainment system;
a camera configured to output a camera signal containing data representing viewing location of the passenger's eyes;
a user interface (UI) control processor configured to:
process the camera signal to identify how long the passenger's eyes are directed at content displayed on the video display unit;
generate a passenger metric that indicates a level of attentiveness of the passenger to the content displayed by the video display unit based on how long the passenger's eyes are directed at the content displayed on the video display unit and a phase of travel of the vehicle; and
control a UI of the video display unit based on the level of attentiveness indicated by the passenger metric and the phase of travel of the vehicle, by operations that comprise:
generating a list of content that is available in a memory to be displayed through the UI of the video display unit operated by the passenger;
filtering the list of content based on the level of attentiveness indicated by the passenger metric and the phase of travel of the vehicle to generate a filtered list of content; and
displaying the filtered list of content through the UI of the video display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,305,419

WASHING SYSTEM FOR SOLAR PANELS

NEXTracker Inc., Fremont...

1. A system for cleaning an array of solar panels, the system comprising:an applicator apparatus including a plurality of cleaning devices configured spatially along the applicator apparatus and a cylindrical brush device;
a plurality of bars, each having a longitudinal axis, and arranged orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical brush device, the plurality of bars each extending a desired distance beyond at least two sides of a perimeter of the applicator apparatus;
an automatic position system (APS) configured with the applicator apparatus, the APS comprising:
first and second sensors spaced apart from one another and disposed at distal end portions of a first of the plurality of bars, the first bar positioned proximate a first end portion of the cylindrical brush device, and third and fourth sensors spaced apart from one another and disposed at distal end portions of a second of the plurality of bars, the second bar positioned proximate a second end portion of the cylindrical brush device opposite to the first side; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors, the controller being configured to adjust a position of the applicator apparatus to maintain the plurality of cleaning devices in a direction facing a solar panel to facilitate removal of an undesired material from the solar panel, while the applicator apparatus is moved from a first position to a second position; and
a mobile vehicle configured with the applicator apparatus to move along a row of the array of solar panels.

US Pat. No. 10,305,341

ELECTRIC MOTOR, PUMP DEVICE USING ELECTRIC MOTOR, AND STATOR

MIKUNI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric motor including a rotor having a magnetic pole and a stator for arranging the rotor in a central hole,the electric motor comprising:
a stator core provided on the stator and formed of a magnetic material;
a plurality of teeth provided on the stator core, the plurality of teeth protruding to an inner diameter direction;
at least three coil wound bodies provided to the teeth via an insertion hole, and each of the coil wound bodies having a bobbin and a coil formed by winding a conductive wire around the bobbin;
an inner flange portion provided at the inner diameter side of the each bobbin;
a first engagement portion provided at one end side in a width direction of the each inner flange portion, the first engagement portion being provided with a first tapered portion which is parallel to the moving direction of an adjacent coil wound body along a length extension direction of the tooth, and the first engagement portion being provided with a sliding portion which is parallel to the moving direction of the first engagement portion,
a second engagement portion provided at the other end side in the width direction of the each inner flange portion, the second engagement portion being provided with a second tapered portion which is parallel to the moving direction of an adjacent coil wound body along a length extension direction of the tooth,
an acuminate portion provided at a corner of the first tapered portion and the sliding portion of the first tapered portion, and
a protruding portion provided on the second tapered portion, the protruding portion being protruding more greatly than the other portions of the second tapered portion and including a side end portion which is a vertex of the protruding portion,
wherein
the acuminate portion of the first engagement portion is provided to be located at an outer diameter side than the side end portion of the second engagement portion of the adjacent coil wound body,
the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are disposed in an equal distance from a rotational axis of the rotor, and
all of the bobbins respectively attached to the plurality of teeth are provided in a same shape, and the inner flange portion elastically deforms to a degree that the coil wound body is allowed to move along the moving direction from the inner diameter side, when the acuminate portion collide with the protruding portion of the adjacent coil wound bodies upon moving from the inner diameter side to the outer diameter side.

US Pat. No. 10,305,325

WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSMISSION METHODS AND WIRELESS ENERGY SENDING DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a system comprising a processor according to remaining energy information of at least one preferential device among multiple wireless energy receiving devices, wireless energy to at least one of the at least one preferential device, until a predetermined energy standard corresponding to the at least one of the at least one preferential device to which the wireless energy is transmitted is reached,
wherein the at least one preferential device has at least one preference level, and
wherein the transmitting comprises, in response to determining that a preference level of the at least one preference level comprises multiple preferential devices, performing the transmitting of the wireless energy to the multiple preferential devices of the preference level by alternating the transmitting of the wireless energy to respective preferential devices of the multiple preferential devices of the preference level.

US Pat. No. 10,305,307

POWER TOOL ELECTRONICS

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A method of preventing leakage current in a power tool, the method comprising:controlling, by a trigger, a leakage switch to close based on actuation of the trigger;
permitting a flow of leakage current through a capacitor based on closing the leakage switch, the capacitor coupled to a power supply of the power tool;
controlling, by the trigger, the leakage switch to open based on de-actuation of the trigger;
preventing the flow of leakage current through the capacitor and the leakage switch based on opening the leakage switch; and
controlling, via an electronic controller, a switch bridge to selectively supply power to stator coils of a motor of the power tool to drive the motor using load current from the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,305,196

DIELECTRIC LENS STRUCTURES FOR EHF RADIATION

KEYSSA, INC., Mountain V...

1. An EHF communication system comprising:a first device comprising a first integrated circuit package having a first transducer configured to transmit an electromagnetic signal in an EHF frequency range;
a first dielectric lens disposed adjacent the first transducer such that at least a portion of the electromagnetic signal is refracted by the first dielectric lens; and
a second device including a second integrated circuit package having a second transducer configured to receive the electromagnetic signal refracted by the first dielectric lens, wherein the first dielectric lens has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the first surface facing the first integrated circuit package having the first transducer and the second surface facing the second integrated circuit package having the second transducer, and wherein the first dielectric lens is a biconvex lens comprising a combination of a first spherical cap in a first housing of the first device and a second spherical cap is in a second housing of the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,303,744

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND CONFIGURING CONTENT OF ELEVATOR DESTINATION DISPATCH KIOSKS

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating and configuring content of an elevator destination dispatch kiosk, said elevator destination dispatch kiosk including a touchscreen display, said touchscreen display having a primary display area, a secondary display area, and an auxiliary display area, said primary display area comprising an instruction portion and a floor button portion, said method comprising:creating a kiosk database including kiosk data, said kiosk data outlining: (a) a width and a height of said primary display area; and (b) a plurality of destination floors associated with said elevator destination dispatch kiosk;
using a computing structure remote from said elevator destination dispatch kiosk to automatically:
access said kiosk data in said kiosk database;
calculate a height of said floor button portion using said height of said primary display area;
use said calculated height of said floor button portion to calculate a number of rows and columns within said floor button portion for fitting a plurality of floor buttons associated with said plurality of destination floors; and
generate a floor button layout; and
wirelessly communicating said floor button layout from said computing structure to said elevator destination dispatch kiosk to cause said floor button layout to be published on said touchscreen display;
wherein;
a revised floor button layout is automatically generated in response to one of said plurality of floor buttons being disabled; and
an interface of said computing structure allows said floor button layout to be previewed before said floor button layout is communicated from said computing structure to said elevator destination dispatch kiosk.

US Pat. No. 10,303,636

ROUTING PAGING PACKETS IN A SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP BASE STATION ARCHITECTURE

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method involving a base station that comprises a plurality of system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices that includes a transport system-on-a-chip (TSOC) device, comprising:receiving, at a call processing module implemented by the TSOC device that is interconnected with the other SOC devices via a switch that is implemented in the base station, a paging packet for wireless transmission;
forwarding copies of the paging packet for storage in hardware queues associated with each scheduler in the TSOC that has registered to receive paging packets; and
providing a copy of the paging packet to the switch in response to at least one scheduler in the other SOC devices registering to receive paging packets.

US Pat. No. 10,303,508

ADAPTIVE SELF-MAINTENANCE SCHEDULER

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:estimating, based on a current state of a distributed storage system comprising a primary storage server and a plurality of secondary storage servers, an amount of computing resources of the primary storage server and the plurality of secondary storage servers required to perform each of a plurality of self-maintenance processes, wherein the plurality of secondary storage servers are configured to perform one or more backup processes and the plurality of self-maintenance processes;
estimating an amount of computing resources of the primary storage server and the plurality of secondary storage servers available to perform one or more of the plurality of self-maintenance processes during at least a first time period of a plurality of time periods;
determining which of the plurality of self-maintenance processes to perform during the at least first time period based on the estimated amount of computing resources of the primary storage server and the plurality of secondary storage servers required to perform each of the plurality of self-maintenance processes and the estimated amount of computing resources of the primary storage server and the plurality of secondary storage servers available to perform one or more of the plurality of self-maintenance processes; and
scheduling the determined one or more self-maintenance processes to perform during the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,303,449

COMPILING NON-NATIVE CONSTANTS

Oracle International Corp...

1. One or more non-transitory machine-readable media storing instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause:determining, by a compiler, that a first source code expression in a plurality of source code instructions is associated with a first command to the compiler to resolve the first source code expression as a first non-native constant during compilation of the plurality of source code instructions, wherein the compiler is not configured to recognize the first source code expression as constant without the first command signaling to the compiler that the first source code expression is constant;
executing, by the compiler, the first source code expression based on the first command to obtain a first constant value for the first non-native constant;
generating, by the compiler, one or more compiled instructions at least by substituting the first constant value for at least one reference to the first source code expression;
determining, by the compiler, that a second source code expression in the plurality of source code instructions is associated with a second command to the compiler to resolve the second source code expression as a second non-native constant during compilation of the plurality of source code instructions, wherein the compiler is not configured to recognize the second source code expression as constant without the second command signaling to the compiler that the second source code expression is constant;
attempting to execute, by the compiler, the second source code expression based on the second command to obtain a second constant value for the second non-native constant; and
while attempting to execute the second source code expression:
determining that the second source code expression is not resolvable as the second non-native constant,
wherein determining that the second source code expression is not resolvable as the second non-native constant comprises identifying a non-constant input to the second source code expression, and
generating an error based on determining that the second source code expression is not resolvable as the second non-native constant.

US Pat. No. 10,303,363

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA STORAGE USING LOG-STRUCTURED MERGE TREES

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A computer-implemented method for data management, the method comprising:storing, in a data archive, a plurality of data blocks for backup data files;
storing, in a first log-structured merge (LSM) tree, data values for each of the plurality of data blocks and corresponding segment identifiers for each of the data values;
storing, in a second LSM tree, the segment identifiers for each of the data values and associated physical addresses in the data archive for each of the plurality of data blocks;
determining, by a processor, that at least one of the plurality of data blocks contains unused space that exceeds a predetermined threshold;
storing, in a third LSM tree, the physical address in the data archive of the at least one data block that contains unused space;
copying at least one of the plurality of data blocks at an end position of the data archive to memory space at the physical address in the data archive identified in the third LSM tree; and
deleting the at least one data block at the end position of the data archive to truncate the data archive.

US Pat. No. 10,302,882

ELECTRO-OPTICALLY BASED NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURES FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

FASTLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES LT...

1. A system comprising:a backplane connector having a plurality of signal converters and a plurality of connection pins; and
a printed circuit board (PCB) backplane, comprising:
a first side and a second side;
a plurality of through holes configured to accommodate with the pins of the backplane connector;
a plurality of vias configured to transmit optical signals through the backplane
from the first side to the second side and vice versa;
a plurality of intersecting longitudinal and transverse grooves on the first side of the backplane, the grooves intersect with at least some of the plurality of vias; and
a plurality of intersecting longitudinal and transverse grooves on the second side of the backplane, the grooves intersect with at least some of the plurality of vias, wherein the longitudinal grooves cut through optical fibers placed in the transverse grooves, and wherein the plurality of intersecting longitudinal and transverse grooves on the second side are not aligned with the plurality of intersecting longitudinal and transverse grooves on the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,302,782

FLEXIBLE DETECTOR FOR X-RAY IMAGING

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A digital detection apparatus comprising:a detector comprising
a flexible photosensor array configured to detect light photons and having a light-accepting surface; and
a flexible scintillator configured to convert radiation into light photons and having a light-exiting surface;
wherein the detector has a first end and a second end opposite the first end on an axis of the detector;
a first support coupled to the first end of the detector;
a second support coupled to the second end of the detector such that the detector extends between the first support and the second support;
wherein the detector is sufficiently flexible to enable at least one end of the detector to be moved relative to the other end of the detector to change the distance between the ends of the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,302,504

ON-DIE TEMPERATURE SENSING AND DIGITIZATION SYSTEM

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. An on-die digital temperature sensing system for measuring a local temperature, comprising:a temperature sensing circuit including:
a diode-based temperature sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of local temperature;
a resistor-based temperature sensor configured to generate a second signal indicative of local temperature; and
a multiplexer coupled to the diode-based sensor and the resistor-based sensor, the multiplexer configured to output a temperature signal based on at least one of the first signal and the second signal; and
a feedback loop circuit including:
a comparator that is configured to: receive the temperature signal and a generated reference signal, compare the generated reference signal to the temperature signal, and generate a digital output signal that is indicative of whether the generated reference signal is greater or less than the temperature signal;
at least one register coupled to the comparator for receiving the digital output signal and for performing at least one of generating and storing a digital code indicative of the temperature signal based on the digital output signal; and
at least one digital-to-analog converter coupled to the at least one register for generating the generated reference signal in response to receiving the digital code indicative of the temperature signal from the at least one register, an output of the at least one digital to analog converter being coupled to the comparator for providing the generated reference signal to the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,302,403

METHOD OF MAKING POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE HAVING A TWO-PIECE PRIMER INSERT

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A method of making polymer ammunition having a two-piece primer insert comprising by the steps of:providing a two piece primer insert comprising: an upper primer insert portion connected to a lower primer insert portion, wherein the upper primer insert portion comprises an upper primer bottom surface and an upper primer top surface opposite the upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface, a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface, wherein the lower primer insert portion comprises: a lower primer top surface opposite a lower primer bottom surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface that extends toward the lower primer bottom surface and adapted to fit a primer, a lower flash hole aperture through the lower primer bottom surface extending to the primer recess, wherein the lower flash hole aperture is larger than the upper primer aperture, and
providing an insert joint linking the upper primer top surface and the lower primer bottom surface and the insert joint aligning the upper primer aperture with the lower primer aperture to form the two-piece insert;
providing a first polymer composition for molding a polymer ammunition cartridge;
molding from the first polymer composition a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body having the primer insert at a first end and a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling region at a second end, wherein the first polymer composition extends over an outer surface of the primer insert to a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the lower primer top surface and the first polymer composition extends over an interior surface of the substantially cylindrical coupling region into the lower flash hole aperture to form a flash hole, wherein the first polymer composition extends from the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling region into the lower flash hole aperture;
forming a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end component from a second polymer composition comprising a bullet aperture opposite a polymeric bullet-end coupling that mates to the substantially cylindrical coupling region;
coupling the substantially cylindrical coupling region to the polymeric bullet-end coupling to form a propellant chamber that extends from the flash hole to the bullet aperture;
inserting a primer into the primer recess, wherein the primer is in operable communication with the propellant chamber through the flash hole;
at least partially filling the propellant chamber with a propellant; and
frictionally fitting a projectile in the bullet-end aperture, wherein the propellant chamber is enclosed at one end by the primer and the projectile at the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,301,860

OPENING/CLOSING CONTROL DEVICE

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

1. A window control device that controls a window operation of a window by driving a motor, the device comprising:a processor and a memory having program code stored therein, wherein when the processor executes the program code, the processor is configured into:
a trap detecting unit configured to detect a trap of an object, the trap being caused by the window;
a rotation amount detecting unit configured to detect an amount of rotation of the motor;
a voltage detecting unit configured to detect a voltage to be supplied to the motor;
a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the window with respect to the position of the window with the window in a most recent fully closed state, according to a change in a detected amount of rotation from a reference amount of rotation, the reference amount of rotation being the amount of rotation detected by the rotation amount detecting unit in the most recent fully closed state;
a motor control unit configured to perform trap prevention control when the trap detecting unit detects the trap, a rotation of the motor being reversed in the trap prevention control, when the position, detected by the position detecting unit, of the window is more distant from the position of the window in the most recent fully closed state than a preset boundary position is, and to disable the trap prevention control when the detected position of the window is closer to the position of the window in the most recent fully closed state than the boundary position is; and
a boundary position setting unit configured to set the boundary position; and
wherein the boundary position setting unit sets the boundary position according to a sum of a first amount of rotation having a value obtained by multiplying the change in the detected voltage from a reference voltage by a predetermined proportionality coefficient, and a second amount of rotation having a value of a predetermined linear function, the detected voltage being used as a variable in the predetermined linear function and the reference voltage is a detected voltage in the most recent fully closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,301,824

LATTICE STIFFENER

Safran Landing Systems Ca...

1. An aircraft component, comprising:(a) an elongated steel fitting, comprising a plurality of pockets, wherein each pocket has walls surrounding the perimeter of the pocket and a web extending inward from the perimeter of the pocket, the web having an aperture defining an inner edge; and
(b) a stiffener, comprising:
(i) a lattice having a generally rectangular exterior shape having four straight edges that meet at a rounded corner, wherein the lattice is inserted in the aperture defined by the web; and
(ii) a coupler configured to engage at least a portion of the web, the coupler coupling the lattice to the web,
(c) wherein a majority of a length of the elongated steel fitting is comprised of the pockets having stiffeners with lattices.

US Pat. No. 10,301,538

PHOSPHOR COMPOSITION AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIV...

1. A phosphor composition, comprising:a first phosphor; and
a second phosphor including a Phellodendron extract.

US Pat. No. 10,301,395

CHEMICALLY-LOCKED BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES

Sorrento Therapeutics, In...

1. A bispecific antibody compound having the Formula III or IIIa:
wherein:
FAB1 represents a first Fab fragment;
FAB2 represents a second Fab fragment;
R1 and R2 are each independently a substituted alkyl; ring A is a substituted carbocyclyl or substituted heterocyclyl;
Ra and Rb are each

“” indicates the points of attachment to FAB1 or FAB2; and
“------ ” indicates the point of attachment to R1 or R2.

US Pat. No. 10,301,201

COMPOSITE ELECTRODE FOR DESALINATION COMPRISING ION-EXCHANGE MEMBRANE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DESALINATION APPARATUS USING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A deionization composite electrode comprising:a porous ion exchange substrate formed of a nanofiber web, the nanofiber web being formed of accumulated nanofibers and having pores, wherein the nanofibers are formed by electro spinning a first ion exchange solution;
an electrically conductive film formed on both surfaces of the porous ion exchange substrate, the electrically conductive film being formed of a conductive material, a portion of which is penetrated into the pores of the porous ion exchange substrate, wherein the electrically conductive film is formed by depositing the conductive material; and
a non-porous ion exchange membrane formed on a surface of one of the electrically conductive films, wherein the non-porous ion exchange membrane is formed by electrospraying a second ion exchange solution on the surface of the one of the electrically conductive films.

US Pat. No. 10,300,851

METHOD FOR WARNING VEHICLE OF RISK OF LANE CHANGE AND ALARM DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for warning a vehicle of a risk of lane change, comprising steps of:(a) an alarm device, if at least one rear image captured by a running vehicle is acquired, segmenting the rear image by using a learned convolutional neural network (CNN) to thereby obtain a segmentation image corresponding to the rear image;
(b) the alarm device checking at least one free space ratio in at least one blind spot by referring to the segmentation image, wherein the free space ratio is determined as a ratio of a road area without an object in the blind spot to a whole area of the blind spot; and
(c) the alarm device, if the free space ratio is less than or equal to at least one predetermined threshold value, warning a driver of the vehicle of the risk of lane change.

US Pat. No. 10,300,609

MOTOR AND CONTROLLER INTEGRATION FOR A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a motor disposed within a housing and at a joint, wherein the joint is configured to control motion of a member of the robot;
a power stage printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing and including a plurality of field-effect transistors (FETs) disposed on a first surface of the power stage PCB facing the motor;
a logic stage PCB including (i) one or more processors in communication with the power stage PCB, and (ii) a first rotary position sensor mounted on a surface of the logic stage PCB, wherein the surface of the logic stage PCB faces a second surface of the power stage PCB opposite the first surface, wherein the power stage PCB is disposed between the motor and the logic stage PCB, and wherein the power stage PCB and logic stage PCB are arranged on respective axially spaced planes;
a shaft coupled to a rotor of the motor and configured to extend through the power stage PCB;
a magnet mounted at an end of the shaft facing the first rotary position sensor;
a second rotary position sensor coupled to the member of the robot and configured to provide sensor information indicative of a rotary position of the member of the robot; and
a flexible PCB configured to receive one or more wires from the second rotary position sensor, and provide one or more respective wires to at least one connector configured to mate with a corresponding connector coupled to the power stage PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,300,280

ACTIVE IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE WITH VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

Sorin CRM SAS, Clamart (...

1. An active implantable medical device for treatment of heart failure with vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), comprising:a generator configured to produce bursts of VNS pulses according to of several different selectable VNS therapy configurations;
a sensor configured to measure a current activity level of a patient and generate an activity signal depending on the current level of activity of the patient; and
a controller for the generator that changes the bursts in response to the activity signal, the controller comprising one or more circuits configured to:
determine in which class the current activity level is among a plurality of classes of activity, each of the plurality of classes having limits of the level of activity within the class, wherein each class of activity is defined by limits comprising an upper and a lower measurement level of the sensor and the class of the current activity level is determined by comparing the measured current activity level to the limits of the classes;
select a respective VNS therapy configuration depending on the activity class determined by the one or more circuits using the limits of the classes; and
dynamically re-calibrate the activity class limits by conducting a historical analysis of the current activity levels of the patient over a predetermined period of analysis; and
defining the limits of the classes of activity based on results of said historical analysis;
wherein the one or more circuits are configured to periodically conduct the re-calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,299,770

ENDOSCOPIC VESSEL HARVESTING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A vessel dissector that is used in conjunction with an endoscope, comprising:an elongated cannula including a lumen therein for receiving the endoscope;
a blunt dissecting tip provided on a distal end of the elongated cannula that permits an operator of the vessel dissector to dissect tissue while viewing internal body structures via an objective lens of the endoscope disposed in the elongated cannula;
a vessel severing tool extending through at least a portion of the elongated cannula, wherein the vessel severing tool is moveable to translate longitudinally relative to the elongated cannula, and wherein the vessel severing tool comprises an electrode-carrying member that is moveable to translate circumferentially within a bow-shaped slot extending through an outer surface of the vessel dissector, wherein the bow-shaped slot comprises an inner radius and an outer radius, wherein the outer radius is greater than the inner radius so that the bow-shaped slot provides an opening of uniform width through which the electrode-carrying member is controllable to extend and retract and wherein an arcuate cross section of the electrode-carrying member matches curvature and width of the bow-shaped slot so movement of the electrode-carrying member translating circumferentially in the bow-shaped slot is constrained to move along a central arc of the bow-shaped slot.

US Pat. No. 10,306,777

WIRING BOARD WITH DUAL STIFFENERS AND DUAL ROUTING CIRCUITRIES INTEGRATED TOGETHER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A method of making a wiring board with dual stiffeners and dual routing circuitries integrated together, comprising:forming a first routing circuitry directly on a detachable sacrificial carrier, wherein the first routing circuitry has a first surface attached to the sacrificial carrier and an opposite second surface;
providing a first stiffener that has a first surface, an opposite second surface and a through opening, wherein the through opening has an interior sidewall surface that extends through the first stiffener from the first surface to the second surface;
inserting the first routing circuitry and the sacrificial carrier into the through opening of the first stiffener, with the first routing circuitry and the sacrificial carrier being adjacent to and surrounded by the interior sidewall surface of the first stiffener, and with the first surface of the first routing circuitry positioned at a level between the first surface and the second surface of the first stiffener;
forming a second routing circuitry over the second surface of the first routing circuitry and the second surface of the first stiffener, wherein the second routing circuitry is electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry through metallized vias and has an exterior surface facing away from the second surface of the first routing circuitry;
forming an array of vertical connecting channels over the exterior surface of the second routing circuitry, wherein the vertical connecting channels are electrically coupled to the second routing circuitry;
forming a second stiffener over the exterior surface of the second routing circuitry; and
removing the sacrificial carrier entirely from the first surface of the first routing circuitry to leave a cavity in the through opening of the first stiffener and thereby expose the first surface of the entire first routing circuitry from the cavity;
wherein the vertical connecting channels are laterally surrounded by the second stiffener and exposed from an exterior surface of the second stiffener.

US Pat. No. 10,305,856

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOGGING COMMUNICATIONS

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores instructions;
a processor that executes the instructions to perform operations, the operations comprising:
determining when a target user is active by comparing active session information to a list, wherein the active session information is received in response to a device of the target user being authenticated, wherein the active session information comprises a quantity of packets transferred during a session associated with the active session information and a volume of data transferred during the session;
identifying an access point associated with the target user after determining when the target user is active;
replacing, after identifying the access point, a network address translation port of the access point associated with the target user with a port of the device of the target user; and
logging, after determining that the target user is active, traffic information associated with the target user.

US Pat. No. 10,305,652

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR APERIODIC SRS IN UE AND DEVICE BASE STATION

Shanghai Langbo Communica...

1. A method for an aperiodic sounding reference signal (SRS) in a user equipment, comprising the following steps:Step A: receiving, by the user equipment, a higher layer signaling, wherein the higher layer signaling comprises L sets of configuration information, and one set of the L sets of configuration information comprising a configuration index and a frequency band;
Step B: receiving a downlink signaling, and the downlink signaling comprises a first index; and
Step C: transmitting a target SRS on a frequency band of a first configuration information, wherein the first configuration information is the one set of the L sets of configuration information with the configuration index equal to the first index in the L sets of configuration information;
wherein the downlink signaling is a physical layer signaling, frequency bands of the L sets of the configuration information are deployed on an unlicensed spectrum, configuration indexes of the L sets of configuration information are unique, configuration indexes are an integer, and the L is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,305,447

ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER WITH ENHANCED REJECTION

RESONANT INC., Goleta, C...

1. An acoustic filter, comprising:a piezoelectric layer;
an acoustic resonator structure monolithically disposed on the piezoelectric layer, the acoustic resonator structure comprising an arrangement of planar interdigitated resonator fingers; and
a lumped capacitive structure monolithically disposed on the piezoelectric layer and being electrically coupled to the acoustic resonator structure, the lumped capacitive structure comprising an arrangement of planar interdigitated capacitive fingers, wherein at least one of the interdigitated capacitive fingers and at least one of the interdigitated resonator fingers have orientations that are oblique to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,305,401

MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. An electrical circuit for driving at least one electric motor, the at least one electric motor having at least one set of phase windings, the circuit being arranged as at least one lane comprising a motor drive circuit that is operable in use to supply drive voltages to one of the at least one sets of phase windings of the at least one electric motor, the electrical circuit including for the at least one lane a respective reverse battery protection circuit located in either a feed to the motor drive circuit from a power supply or in a return path from the motor drive circuit to the power supply, the reverse battery protection circuit comprising a switch which is normally open when a battery of the power supply is disconnected and which remains open in the event that the battery is connected in error with a reverse polarity to the motor drive circuit, wherein the electrical circuit includes a control means which is arranged to control the switch of the reverse battery protection circuit so as to close the switch in the event that the control means determines that the battery is connected with a correct polarity, and further in that the control means is additionally arranged to open the switch during operation of the electric motor in the event that that one or more additional conditions are met, in which the one or more additional conditions that will cause the control means to open the switch include a back emf generated by the electric motor exceeding a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,305,168

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An antenna assembly, comprising: a first antenna, a second antenna and a metal frame, whereinthe metal frame comprise: a metal plate; and a first side frame, a second side frame, a top frame and a bottom frame which enclose the metal plate;
the first antenna is connected to a first radiation part of the bottom frame via a first connection point, the first radiation part being connected to the first side frame which is separated from the metal plate by a slot, and the slot being opened on the metal frame between the first side frame and the metal plate; and
the second antenna is connected to a second radiation part of the bottom frame via a second connection point, the second radiation part being disconnected from the first radiation part and the second side frame.

US Pat. No. 10,304,812

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES AND A CONTROL CIRCUIT

Aledia, Grenoble (FR)

1. An optoelectronic device comprising:a first integrated circuit comprising a support comprising first and second opposite surfaces, groups of assemblies of light-emitting diodes resting on the first surface, each group comprising at least one assembly of light-emitting diodes connected in parallel and/or in series between first and second terminals, and each assembly of light-emitting diodes comprising a wire, conical or frustoconical semiconductor element or a plurality of wire, conical or frustoconical semiconductor elements connected in parallel, the first integrated circuit further comprising, in the support, first elements of lateral electric insulation of portions of the support around each assembly and, on the second surface, for each group, at least one first conductive pad connected to the first terminal of the group and a second conductive pad connected to the second terminal of the group;
a second integrated circuit comprising third and fourth opposite surfaces, third conductive pads on the third surface electrically connected to the first and second conductive pads, the first integrated circuit being fixed to the third surface of the second integrated circuit;
wherein the support comprises a substrate comprising fifth and sixth opposite surfaces, the light-emitting diodes being located on the side of the fifth surface and comprising, for each assembly, at least one second conductive element insulated from the substrate and crossing the substrate from the fifth surface to the sixth surface and connected to one of the first conductive pads; and
further comprising, for each assembly, an electrode layer covering each light-emitting diode of said assembly and further comprising a conductive layer covering the electrode layer around the light-emitting diodes of said assembly;
wherein the second conductive element is in contact with the conductive layer or the electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,303,877

METHODS OF PRESERVING AND PROTECTING USER DATA FROM MODIFICATION OR LOSS DUE TO MALWARE

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method of protecting user data from modification or loss due to malware, the method comprising:monitoring a file system of a computer, which comprises a plurality of files, for the creation of a copy of a file in the file system, upon detecting an open for write action;
upon detection of the copy of the file, determining whether the copy is encrypted or modified by comparing the copy to the file;
upon determining that the copy is encrypted or modified, suspending a currently ongoing process used in the creation of the encrypted or modified copy of the file prior to overwriting the file with the copy, thereby reducing a need to create redundant backups for excess storage to accommodate redundant copies of user files and disks;
warning a user of the computer that an encrypted or modified copy has been detected; and
receiving authorization from the user to allow or deny the overwriting of the file with the encrypted or modified copy, wherein the suspended process can be resumed upon receiving the user authorization to allow the overwriting of the file.

US Pat. No. 10,303,677

COMPUTER-GENERATED ACCURATE YIELD MAP DATA USING EXPERT FILTERS AND SPATIAL OUTLIER DETECTION

The Climate Corporation, ...

1. A method for improving accuracy of yield map data using expert filters and spatial outlier detectors, the method comprising:using data receiving instructions programmed in a computer system comprising one or more processors and computer memory, receiving over a computer network electronic digital data comprising first yield data representing crop yields harvested from an agricultural field;
using filter outlier detection instructions in the computer system, applying one or more first filters to the first yield data to identify, from the first yield data, first outlier data;
using first stage filtering instructions in the computer system, generating first filtered data from the first yield data by removing the first outlier data from the first yield data;
in response to generating the first filtered data, using spatial outlier detection instructions in the computer system, identifying, in the first filtered data, second outlier data, by applying, to the first filtered data, one or more spatial outlier detectors that are different than the one or more first filters, representing outlier values based on one or more outlier characteristics;
wherein applying, to the first filtered data, the one or more spatial outlier detectors comprises processing, using the one or more spatial outlier detectors, one or more subsets of the first filtered data for each first filtered data item from the first filtered data;
using second stage filtering instructions in the computer system, generating second filtered data from the first filtered data by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data;
using a presentation layer of the computer system, generating and causing displaying on a mobile computing device a graphical representation of the crop yields harvested from the agricultural field using only the second filtered data.

US Pat. No. 10,303,451

SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATED INSTALLATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT CONFIGURATION OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM

OSR ENTERPRISES AG, Cham...

1. A method for installing a computer program within a computerized system of a car, the car comprising a plurality of sub-systems including at least an engine and a steering mechanism, the method comprising:installing a computer program on an emulator comprising a multiplicity of emulator sub systems, including at least a first emulator sub-system emulating the engine and a second emulator sub-system emulating the steering mechanism, wherein each of the first emulator sub-system and the second emulator sub-system comprises a mathematical model and an interface for communicating with other emulator sub-systems or with the scenario execution module, and wherein installing the computer program on the emulator comprises installing a firewall;
wherein installing the computer program comprises: executing, by at least one special-purpose processor, a set of instructions of a dedicated installation and configuration computer program product, wherein execution of the set of instructions results in an implementation of a booting engine which installs and configures a plurality of operating modules of the operating environment;
executing a scenario from a scenario library, thereby activating at least the first emulator sub-system and the second emulator sub-system until a stopping criteria has been met, the at least one scenario comprising a computer program;
storing at least one scenario for testing the at least one of the plurality of sub-systems within the scenario library;
monitoring inputs and outputs transmitted to or received from any of the first emulator sub-system and the second emulator sub-system; and
subject to said executing being completed successfully, installing the computer program on the car, thereby ensuring that the at least one scenario is safe for the plurality of the sub-systems.

US Pat. No. 10,303,194

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIED BY ONE OR MORE ELECTRIC POWER GRID OPERATORS

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC, Rale...

1. An apparatus for power management in an electric power grid, wherein a power flow to a plurality of power consuming devices in the electric power grid is enabled and disabled by a plurality of controllable devices under the control of one or more client devices, comprising:a command processor configured to receive power control commands and issue power control event messages responsive thereto, wherein at least one of the power control commands requires a reduction in an amount of electric power consumed by the plurality of power consuming devices;
an event manager module configured to receive the power control event messages, maintain at least one power management status relating to each client device and issue power control event instructions responsive to the power control event messages;
a database for storing information relating to power consumed by the plurality of power consuming devices based on measurement and verification; and
a client device manager module configured to select at least one client device to which to issue a power reduction message, wherein the power reduction message comprises an amount of electric power to be reduced to at least one of the plurality of power consuming devices for a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,303,104

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet processing apparatus, comprising:a conveyance path in which a sheet is conveyed in a conveyance direction;
a rotary member pair configured to nip a sheet conveyed in the conveyance path and rotate to perform folding processing on the sheet, the rotary member pair having a first rotary member and a second rotary member, the first rotary member rotating around a rotary shaft center of the first rotary member, the rotary shaft center of the first rotary member being a first rotary shaft center, the second rotary member rotating around a rotary shaft center of the second rotary member, the rotary shaft center of the second rotary member being a second rotary shaft center, the first rotary member being provided downstream of the second rotary member in the conveyance direction; and
a guide portion provided between the first rotary member and the conveyance path and configured to guide a sheet,
wherein the first rotary member comprises:
a first circumferential surface part, and
a second circumferential surface part,
wherein a first distance between the first circumferential surface part and the first rotary shaft center is longer than a second distance between the second circumferential surface part and the first rotary shaft center,
wherein the guide portion is positioned at a first position when the second circumferential surface part is being positioned at a first rotational position, and the guide portion is positioned at a second position different from the first position when the second circumferential surface part is being positioned at a second rotational position different from the first rotational position, a distance between the first rotary shaft center and the guide portion which is being positioned at the first position is shorter than a distance between the first rotary shaft center and the guide portion which is being positioned at the second position, and the guide portion is configured to be swung to be positioned at the first position and the second position,
wherein when the guide portion is being positioned at the first position, the distance between the guide portion and the first rotary shaft center is shorter than a distance between the guide portion and the second rotary shaft center, and when the guide portion is being positioned at the second position, the distance between the guide portion and the first rotary shaft center is shorter than a distance between the guide portion and the second rotary shaft center, and
wherein when the second circumferential surface part is being positioned at the first rotational position so as to be oriented toward the conveyance path and the guide portion is being positioned at the first position, a downstream edge of a sheet, an entirety of which is being conveyed in the conveyance direction, is guided by the guide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,302,449

STEP COUNTING METHOD AND DEVICE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A step counting method, wherein the step counting method is performed by using an electronic step counting device worn on a walk runner and comprising a triaxial acceleration sensor, a memory having instructions stored thereon and at least one processor, the method comprises the following steps performed by the at least one processor based on instructions stored on the memory:obtaining three monoaxial acceleration signals with a predetermined length from triaxial output of the triaxial acceleration sensor;
performing high-pass filtering on each obtained monoaxial acceleration signal;
performing pitch detection on each high-pass filtered monoaxial acceleration signal, to obtain a pitch of each monoaxial acceleration signal;
selecting a lowest pitch in the three monoaxial acceleration signals as a cut-off frequency to set a low-pass or band-pass filter, and performing low-pass or band-pass filtering on each high-pass filtered monoaxial acceleration signal by using the low-pass or band-pass filter;
obtaining acceleration signal extreme value points from each low-pass or band-pass filtered monoaxial acceleration signal and removing interfering extreme value points from the acceleration signal extreme value points;
counting a number of the acceleration signal extreme value points of each low-pass or band-pass filtered monoaxial acceleration signal after the interfering extreme value points have been removed;
determining a walkrun step number obtained from around of step counting based on a result of counting, and calculating an accumulative walkrun step number of the walkrunner.

US Pat. No. 10,302,432

COMPENSATING CIRCUIT FOR A MICROELECTROMECHANICAL (MEMS) RESONATOR

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A circuit comprising:a microelectromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope; and
a gain circuit coupled with the MEMS gyroscope, the gain circuit configured to receive a digitized drive signal based at least in part on a digitized drive voltage amplitude of the MEMS gyroscope, the gain circuit configured to determine a percentage change in quality factor of the MEMS gyroscope based at least in part on the digitized drive signal and a stored trim value of the MEMS gyroscope, and the gain circuit configured to compensate for an effect of a change in the quality factor of the MEMS gyroscope based at least in part on the percentage change in quality factor.

US Pat. No. 10,302,416

FEATURE AND DEPTH MEASUREMENT USING MULTIPLE BEAM SOURCES AND INTERFEROMETRY

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method for processing a workpiece, the method comprising:causing emission of a multi-wavelength output beam from a wavelength beam combining (WBC) laser emitter, the multi-wavelength output beam comprising optical radiation having a plurality of wavelengths;
diverting a portion of the multi-wavelength output beam to a movable reflective surface;
diverting a portion of a reflection of the multi-wavelength output beam from a surface of the workpiece to a photodetector;
receiving, at the photodetector, a reflection from the movable reflective surface of the diverted portion of the multi-wavelength output beam;
computing a height or depth of a feature on the workpiece based at least in part on a signal from the photodetector; and
processing the workpiece with the multi-wavelength output beam to physically alter the workpiece, the workpiece being processed based at least in part on the computed height or depth of the feature on the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,302,086

EXHAUST BEARING SEAT, SCREW COMPRESSOR AND AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A screw compressor, comprising an exhaust bearing seat, wherein the exhaust bearing seat is provided with an exhaust port, and an opening of the exhaust port is orientated in a way that, in the case that the exhaust bearing seat is sheathed in a housing, gas exhausted from the exhaust port has a component which rotationally flows along an inner wall of the housing and around an axis of the housing,wherein the opening of the exhaust port comprises an exhaust port upper edge and an exhaust port lower edge, the exhaust port upper edge is an arc, and a tangent line of the arc and a horizontal plane form an opening inclination angle ?1 greater than 0 degrees, the exhaust port lower edge is also an arc, and a tangent line of the arc and a horizontal plane form an opening inclination angle ?2 greater than 0 degrees,
wherein an oil return hole is provided in the exhaust bearing seat at a position close to the exhaust port upper edge, and the opening inclination angle ?1 of the exhaust port upper edge is a specific value, and the opening inclination angle ?2 of the exhaust port lower edge is smaller than the opening inclination angle ?1 of the exhaust port upper edge by 5 degrees to 10 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,302,078

MODIFIED BORES FOR A RECIPROCATING HIGH PRESSURE FLUID PUMP

Valtek Industries, Inc., ...

1. A fluid flow system configured to be coupled with a power system, the fluid flow system comprising:a block forming a first receiving portion having a first inner bore diameter, a second receiving portion having a second inner bore diameter, a third receiving portion having a third inner bore diameter and a fourth receiving portion having a fourth inner bore diameter, all of which are in fluid communication with one another and are configured to form an intersecting portion;
a piston configured to be received in the first receiving portion and configured to reciprocate within the first receiving portion;
a first transition element located between the first receiving portion and the intersecting portion;
a second transition element located between the second receiving portion and the intersecting portion;
a third transition element located between the third receiving portion and the intersecting portion;
a fourth transition element located between the fourth receiving portion and the intersecting portion;
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth transition elements have a transition bore that is truncated at two opposite sides for at least a portion of a circumference,
wherein the circumference of at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth transition bores is formed by at least four radii that join together with the two opposite sides.

US Pat. No. 10,300,969

SLIP DETECTION FOR ROBOTIC LOCOMOTION

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a robot, a sequence of measurements of distances between a pair of feet of the robot, wherein the sequence includes a first measurement taken when the pair of feet are in contact with a surface and in a stance state, wherein the sequence includes a second measurement taken when the pair of feet remain in the stance state from a time of the first measurement, and wherein the first measurement is of a first distance and the second measurement is of a second distance;
determining, by the robot, that a difference between the first distance and the second distance exceeds a threshold difference and that a particular foot of the pair of feet has lost contact with the surface;
causing, by the robot, the particular foot to discontinue ground reaction force control;
causing, by the robot, the particular foot to engage in position control by extending the particular foot toward the surface; and
after the particular foot is in contact with the surface, causing, by the robot, the particular foot to resume ground reaction force control.

US Pat. No. 10,300,790

POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A power transmission system, comprising:a power transmission network;
an insulation fault detection unit;
an insulation fault locating unit; and
a connecting line system electrically connected to said power transmission network, said connecting line system including a changeover switch constructed to break an electrical connection between said insulation fault detection unit and said power transmission network and, simultaneously, to electrically connect said insulation fault locating unit to the power transmission network.

US Pat. No. 10,300,158

DATA COLLECTION DEVICE WITH ANTI-MICROBIAL ILLUMINATION

Datalogic USA Inc., Euge...

1. A code reader, comprising:a housing configured to be adjustably oriented, said housing including at least one orientation corresponding with a cleaning function;
a scanner disposed within said housing, and configured to scan a machine-readable indicia in a target area;
an illumination source configured to emit an anti-microbial illumination; and
a processing unit in communication with said scanner and said illumination source, and configured to select the cleaning function responsive to determining that the housing is oriented according to the at least one orientation corresponding with the cleaning function to cause said illumination source to emit the anti-microbial illumination toward the target area to disinfect surfaces in the target area.

US Pat. No. 10,299,870

INSTRUMENT INSERTION COMPENSATION

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic system, comprising:a first instrument, comprising:
a shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion comprising an articulable region and a distal end, the shaft comprising a working channel extending therethrough; and
at least one pull wire;
at least one sensor configured to detect a position of the distal end of the shaft;
at least one computer-readable memory having stored thereon executable instructions;
one or more processors in communication with the at least one computer-readable memory and configured to execute the instructions to cause the system to at least:
detect, based on a data signal from the at least one sensor, a position change of the distal end of the shaft in response to insertion of a second instrument into the working channel of the shaft; and
generate at least one control signal based on the detected position change; and
a drive mechanism connected to the at least one pull wire at the proximal portion of the shaft, the drive mechanism configured to adjust a tensioning of the at least one pull wire based on the at least one control signal, wherein the adjusted tensioning facilitates returning the distal end of the shaft towards an initial position before the position change occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,299,869

INPUT DEVICE ASSEMBLIES FOR ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A torque transducer for mounting a motor, comprising:a motor plate configured to be fixed to the motor;
a mounting plate configured to be fixed to a fixed structure; and
a flex ring interconnecting the motor plate and the mounting plate, the flex ring including:
a first member having a first portion fixed to the motor plate and a second portion fixed to the mounting plate;
a second member having a first segment fixed to the motor plate and a second segment fixed to the mounting plate; and
an active strain gauge positioned on the first member between the first and second portions, the active strain gauge configured to measure flexation of the first member in response to the first portion moving relative to the second portion.
US Pat. No. 10,302,660

METHODS USEFUL FOR VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND RELATED DISORDERS

OPKO RENAL, LLC, Miami, ...

1. An extended release pharmaceutical formulation comprising a CYP24 inhibitor and a vitamin D prohormone.

US Pat. No. 10,306,806

CAGE WITH AN ATTACHED HEATSINK

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...

1. A cage comprising:a first wall that includes a first edge and a second edge opposed to the first edge;
a second wall that is spaced apart from the first wall and that includes a third edge and a fourth edge opposed to the third edge; and
a third wall that spans the first and second walls and that includes:
an opening;
a fifth edge connected to the first edge of the first wall;
a sixth edge opposed to the fifth edge and connected to the third edge of the second wall;
a seventh edge that extends in a direction perpendicular to a transceiver-insertion direction; and
two spring arms that each extend from the seventh edge into the opening and that have deflection ranges in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the third wall; wherein
the second edge of the first wall and the fourth edge of the second wall are configured to be positioned adjacent to a mounting substrate when the cage is mounted to the mounting substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,306,802

MICRO JET IMPINGEMENT HEAT SINK

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A heat sink for cooling an electronic device, comprising:a body having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a fluid inlet opening for receiving pressurized fluid from a fluid source;
a plurality of impingement openings formed in the first side of the body;
at least one fluid delivery channel formed through a portion of the body and configured to deliver pressurized fluid from the fluid inlet opening to the plurality of impingement openings for generating a plurality of fluid streams expelled from the plurality of impingement openings;
a plurality of fluid diverters formed on the first side of the body and arranged between each of the plurality of impingement openings for diverting a flow of fluid across the first side of the body around each of the plurality of impingement openings,
wherein each of the plurality of fluid diverters comprises a cross-section defining a vertex, and wherein the vertex of each of the plurality of fluid diverters is oriented toward a direction of the flow of fluid;
a plurality of fluid return openings formed in the first side of the body and configured to carry fluid away from the first side of the body, the plurality of fluid return openings interspersed between the plurality of fluid diverters and impingement jets so as to receive a portion of the fluid diverted by the plurality of diverters;
wherein the at least one fluid delivery channel is located proximate the first side of said heat sink and configured to transport low temperature fluid to downstream impingement openings to enable jet impingement with low temperature fluid along a length of an electronic device to be cooled; and
a second fluid delivery channel isolated from the first fluid delivery channel and located proximate the second side of the heat sink, the second fluid delivery channel configured to receive and transport from the plurality of fluid return openings higher temperature return fluid having impinged on a length of the electronic device to be cooled.

US Pat. No. 10,306,747

CONTROLLING LINEAR ACCELERATOR

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

15. A linear accelerating system, comprising:a linear accelerator; and
a device for controlling the linear accelerator;
wherein the device for controlling the linear accelerator comprises:
a processor, and
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing machine executable instructions which are executable by the processor to:
control a first component of the linear accelerator to move according to a motion instruction;
when it is detected that the first component reaches a first position, control the first component to pause moving and control a second component of the linear accelerator to move in a preset direction in a way that the second component moves away from a moving path of the first component;
when it is detected that the second component reaches a second position, controlling the second component to stop moving and controlling the first component to continue to move according to the motion instruction, wherein the second component reaching the second position indicates that the second component or a component connected with the second component moves outside the moving path of the first component; and
control a graduated scale on a turntable to stop moving when a difference between a height detected by a height detecting board and a height detected by an encoder reaches a preset difference value,
wherein the first component is a gantry of the linear accelerator and the second component is the turntable of the linear accelerator; or the first component is the turntable and the second component is the gantry,
the graduated scale is arranged on an upper surface of the turntable and capable of ascending and descending in a vertical direction by being driven through a vertical motor, and
the height detecting board and the encoder are configured to detect a vertical height of the graduated scale.

US Pat. No. 10,306,743

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation system configured to irradiate a target with a first pre-pulse laser beam, a second pre-pulse laser beam, and a main pulse laser beam to turn the target into plasma thereby generating extreme ultraviolet light, comprising:a chamber;
a target supply unit configured to supply the target to a predetermined region in the chamber;
a first laser apparatus configured to output the first pre-pulse laser beam with which the target in the chamber is irradiated; and
a second laser apparatus including a first oscillator, a second oscillator, and an amplifier, the first oscillator being configured to output a first seed beam, the second oscillator being configured to output a second seed beam, the amplifier being configured to amplify the first seed beam to output the second pre-pulse laser beam and amplify the second seed beam to output the main pulse laser beam, wherein the target which has been irradiated with the first pre-pulse laser beam is further irradiated with the second pre-pulse laser beam, and the target which has been irradiated with the second pre-pulse laser beam is further irradiated with the main pulse laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,306,702

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR USER DISTRIBUTION OVER MULTIPLE MOBILE NETWORKS

Telia Company AB, (SE)

1. A method performed by a network device connected to a plurality of network providers in a given geographical area, the method comprising:periodically receiving, from a network node of each network provider, information including a percentage of network utilization;
determining, for each network provider, based on at least the received percentage of network utilization of the network provider, an individual list including information on other available network providers to which mobile devices subscribing to the network provider may connect to in the event of an emergency; and
instructing the network node of each network provider to transmit said determined individual list received from the network device, to mobile devices subscribing to the network provider,
the list including an emergency service profile per available network provider, the emergency service profile indicating at least service settings and resource allocation information, and the emergency service profile being activated when connection to the network provider is successful.

US Pat. No. 10,306,490

MULTI KPI CORRELATION IN WIRELESS PROTOCOLS

NetScout Systems texas, L...

1. A network monitoring system, the system comprising:a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor;
a database including a plurality of key performance indicator (KPI) records for monitoring a wireless communication system, wherein the plurality of KPI records corresponds to a plurality of different protocols;
a rules engine configured and operable to store in the memory KPI rules associated with at least one rule set; and
an analysis engine configured and operable to:
identify, using the processor, one or more root causes of a failure for one or more of the transactions based on at least one KPI rule in the at least one rule set, wherein the at least one KPI rule correlates at least two of the plurality of KPI records across the plurality of different protocols and multiple interfaces;
generate a threshold excess score for each of the at least two of the plurality of KPI records, the threshold excess score indicating a number of detected failures exceeding a predefined threshold;
assign each generated threshold excess score a corresponding weight value to determine a weighted threshold excess score;
generate a KPI score for each of the one or more identified root causes based on a sum of all weighted threshold excess scores associated with the at least two of the plurality of KPI records; and
generate a probability score value for each root cause of the one or more identified root causes based on the generated KPI scores, the probability score comprising a ratio of the KPI score corresponding to the root cause to sum of all KPI scores of all of the one or more identified root causes.

US Pat. No. 10,305,904

FACILITATING SECURE NETWORK TRAFFIC BY AN APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLER

A10 Networks, Inc., San ...

1. A method for facilitating a secure network by a network device that comprises a processor and a memory for storing executable instructions, wherein the processor executes the instructions to perform the method, comprising:receiving, by the network device, a data packet with information from a client indicating that the client is a trusted source;
embedding, by the network device, in the data packet a transmission control protocol (TCP) options header, the TCP options header comprising information including at least a sequence number for a protocol connection, the sequence number including a server sequence number; and
forwarding, by the network device, the embedded data packet to a server, the server recognizing, based on the server sequence number, the embedded data packet as associated with the trusted source previously authenticated by the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,305,729

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING AN EDGE CLOUD STORAGE AND CACHING SYSTEM OPERATING OVER A LOCAL AREA NETWORK

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. A device comprising:a memory having computer-readable instructions stored therein; and
a processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to, configure a device as a node in a cloud storage structure formed over a local area network,
generating a unique node identification (ID) for the device,
designating the device as one selected from a group of a primary anchor node, a secondary anchor node, and a regular node of the cloud storage structure, the primary anchor node being configured to maintain at least one of a global list of active nodes on the cloud storage structure, a global list of missing nodes from the cloud storage structure, a list of most recent file retriever nodes and a temporary copy of at least one retrieved file, the secondary anchor node being configured to serve as a temporary anchor node for the cloud storage structure when the primary anchor node is unavailable, the list of most recent file retriever nodes identifying nodes of the cloud storage structure that most recently retrieved a copy of at least one file, and
exchange a file available on the cloud storage structure without obtaining the file from a remote server outside of the cloud storage structure.

US Pat. No. 10,305,638

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MULTI-USER CONCURRENT TRANSMISSION

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A base wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
transmit, through the transceiver, a trigger frame triggering a multi-user uplink transmission of one or more terminals, and
receive, through the transceiver, uplink packet(s) transmitted from one or more terminals in response to the trigger frame,
wherein a predetermined padding is performed before a frame check sequence (FCS) field of the trigger frame, and
wherein a predetermined association ID (AID) field information is inserted to the trigger frame to indicate the predetermined padding.

US Pat. No. 10,305,326

CONTACTLESS ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A contactless electric power supply device comprising:a supply coil provided on a supply side device;
a supply circuit configured to apply a high frequency voltage to the supply coil;
a receiver coil provided on a receiver side device that is arranged facing the supply side device, the receiver coil receiving high frequency electric power by contactless electric power supply via electromagnetic coupling with the supply coil;
a receiver circuit configured to convert the high frequency electric power received by the receiver coil and supply power to an electric load of the receiver side device; and
a supplementary coil provided on the supply side device, wherein
the supplementary coil is electromagnetically coupled with at least a portion of an electromagnetic field from the electromagnetic coupling between the supply coil and the receiver coil,
the supply circuit is configured to measure a first parameter of the supplementary coil to determine a degree of electromagnetic coupling between the supply coil and the receiver coil,
the degree of electromagnetic coupling is representative of a gap between the supply side device and the receiver side device, and
the supply circuit includes a voltage control circuit configured to decrease the high frequency electric power received in the contactless manner, by controlling at least one of a frequency, a voltage value, and a switching between a continuous wave form and a burst wave form of the high frequency voltage, when the first parameter of the supplementary coil is measured to determine the degree of electromagnetic coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,305,275

DATA INTERFACE WITH OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR TWO-WAY DIGITAL CONTROL BUS SYSTEM

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A data interface with overvoltage protection circuitry, the data interface comprising:a bus interface and power rectification stage configured to provide supply and return voltages for the data interface and overvoltage protection circuitry;
a first power level overvoltage protection circuit configured to provide protection from high-current overvoltages on the DALI bus;
a second power level overvoltage protection circuit configured to provide protection from overvoltage conditions caused by power main voltages present on the DALI bus;
the first power level overvoltage protection circuit in parallel connection with the second power level overvoltage protection circuit across lines for the supply and return voltage;
a digital addressable lighting interface (DALI) endpoint power output port;
a power supply for a DALI endpoint device drawing current from the power output port;
a receiver configured to receive signals on the DALI bus; and
a transmitter configured to send signals on the DALI bus.

US Pat. No. 10,305,086

TOP COVER OF POWER BATTERY AND POWER BATTERY

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A top cover of a power battery, comprising a top cover sheet, a first electrode unit and a second electrode unit, wherein,the first electrode unit comprises a turning sheet, an insulating piece and a current cutting-off structure,
an assembling hole is provided on the top cover sheet, the current cutting-off structure is fixed in a radial projection range of the assembling hole, and is electrically connected with the top cover sheet,
the turning sheet is fixed at an underneath of the top cover sheet through the insulating piece, the turning sheet is electrically connected with the top cover sheet merely through the current cutting-off structure,
the second electrode unit is electrically insulated from the top cover sheet, and the turning sheet is capable of turning and breaking the current cutting-off structure when an internal pressure of the power battery exceeds a reference pressure, so as to cut off an electrical connection of the current cutting-off structure with the top cover sheet,
the insulating piece is sealed and fixed with the top cover sheet, and the turning sheet is sealed and fixed with the insulating piece, and
the first electrode unit further comprises a sealing ring, wherein the sealing ring is provided between the insulating piece and the top cover sheet, and seals a gap between the insulating piece and the top cover sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,304,261

DUPLICATED WIRELESS TRANSCEIVERS ASSOCIATED WITH A VEHICLE TO RECEIVE AND SEND SENSITIVE INFORMATION

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:two or more radio frequency (RF) antennas to communicate wirelessly sensitive information associated with a user of the vehicle, the two or more RF antennas being at different physical locations on an exterior of the vehicle;
two or more RF transceivers, each RF transceiver associated with one of the two or more RF antennas, the two or more RF transceivers to communicate wirelessly sensitive information associated with the user of the vehicle;
a processor in communication with the two or more RF transceivers, the processor to:
determine which one of the two or more RF antennas is receiving a strongest signal from a common signal source;
select a first RF transceiver associated with the RF antenna with the strongest signal to send the sensitive information associated with the user to the common signal source; and
send the sensitive information associated with the user to the first RF transceiver for transmission to the common signal source, wherein the vehicle uses different communication protocols to send the sensitive information to the common signal source.

US Pat. No. 10,303,076

ELECTROSTATIC PRINTING USING VARIANT DEVELOPER VOLTAGE

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An electrostatic printer comprising:a photoconductor member;
an imaging unit to generate a latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member;
a developer unit comprising a colored toner, the developer unit to develop a base color toner image on the photoconductor member corresponding to the latent electrostatic image using a base developer voltage; and
a controller to:
obtain image data comprising color separation data representing a variant of the colored toner;
control the imaging unit to generate a variant color latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member in accordance with the variant color color separation data;
determine a variant developer voltage corresponding to the variant of the colored toner; and
control the developer unit to develop a variant color toner image on the photoconductor member corresponding to the variant color latent electrostatic image using the variant developer voltage,
wherein the controller controls the imaging unit to generate the variant color latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member in accordance with the variant color color separation data using a larger spot size than when generating a base color latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member in accordance with base color color separation data.

US Pat. No. 10,303,040

INTEGRATED WAVELENGTH CONVERSION AND LASER SOURCE

Kapteyn Murnane Laborator...

1. A vertically integrated device comprising:a laser within a laser enclosure;
a wavelength converter for providing coherent output light within a wavelength converter enclosure, the wavelength converter enclosure stacked on top of the laser enclosure substantially within the footprint of the laser enclosure;
a kinematic mounting interface configured to maintain the laser and the wavelength converter in substantially parallel planes; and
a transfer device configured to transfer light from the laser to the wavelength converter within the footprint of the laser enclosure;
wherein the kinematic mounting interface is configured to maintain the laser and the wavelength converter in an orientation that allows the wavelength converter to provide coherent output light based upon the light from the laser.

US Pat. No. 10,302,678

MOTOR CONTROL CIRCUITRY

TRW limited, Solihull, W...

1. An electric power assisted steering system comprising:a steering mechanism;
a motor that selectively provides a steering assistance torque to the steering mechanism;
a motor drive circuit that supplies electrical current through a path to operate the motor;
a control circuit that operates the motor drive circuit; and
a motor current measurement circuit that provides an electrical current signal to the control circuit, the motor current measurement circuit including:
a sense resistor located in a path through which, in use of the motor, at least a part of a current flowing into or out of the motor flows,
an amplifier means which has a first input and a second input which are respectively connected to opposing ends of the sense resistor and has an output at which the amplifier means is arranged to produce, in use, an output signal representative of a voltage dropped across the sense resistor and, hence, the current flowing through the sense resistor, and
an analogue to digital converter having an input which is connected to the output of the amplifier means and an output that is provided to the control circuit, wherein in use the analogue to digital converter is arranged to provide at its output a digital signal representing the current flowing through the sense resistor, and in which
the amplifier means comprises a transconductance amplifier whereby the output signal comprises a current which is proportional to the input voltage across the first and second inputs, and further in which
the transconductance amplifier comprises a part of an integrated circuit, and
wherein the integrated circuit also includes the analogue to digital converter.

US Pat. No. 10,302,462

DEVICE AND METHOD TO DEFINE AND IDENTIFY ABSOLUTE MECHANICAL POSITION FOR A ROTATING ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system to define and identify an absolute mechanical reference position for a rotating element, the rotating element being a rotor shaft of an electric machine, the system comprising:a radial ring magnet having a plurality of pole pairs mounted to the rotating element;
a first magnetic sensor arranged in proximity of the radial ring magnet and configured to detect an angular position of the rotating element;
at least one second magnetic sensor arranged in proximity of the radial ring magnet and configured to detect passage of each pole pair in the plurality of pole pairs, the first magnetic sensor and the at least one second magnetic sensor sensing different pole pairs of the radial ring magnet; and
a control module configured to (i) define the absolute mechanical position by computing a unique first set of feature values for each pole pair in the plurality of pole pairs based on responses of the first magnetic sensor and the second magnetic sensor, (ii) store the first set of feature values in a memory unit, (iii) compute a second set of feature values based on the responses of the first magnetic sensor and the second magnetic sensor, (iv) compare the second set of feature values with the first set of feature values, and (v) identify each pole pair in the plurality of pole pairs based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,302,022

WIRE THROTTLE ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A wire throttle adjustment device for performing open-close adjustment of a throttle valve by pull operation of a wire, comprising:a throttle lever connected to an end part of the wire and configured to perform the pull operation of the wire, wherein
the throttle lever includes an action part that is configured to elastically deform in response to the pull operation of the wire in a fully-opened state of the throttle valve;
the throttle lever includes a pivotally-supported part pivotally supported on a handle frame, and an operation part swingably operable about a shaft supporting the pivotally-supported part;
the action part includes an elastic arm part configured to swing together with the operation part and extending from the pivotally-supported part;
the end part of the wire is connected to a tip part of the elastic arm part; and
at the tip part of the elastic arm part, a wire guide configured to guide the end part of the wire to the tip part of the elastic arm part is provided so as to extend around the pivotally-supported part.

US Pat. No. 10,301,940

SCROLL EXPANDER

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

7. A scroll expander including a fixed scroll and a movable scroll which define an expansion chamber therebetween, the movable scroll being configured to be driven by expansion of working fluid in the expansion chamber, comprising:a suction port which allows a high-pressure flow of the working fluid to enter, and which guides the entering flow of the working fluid into the expansion chamber;
a discharge port which allows the working fluid expanded to a lower pressure in the expansion chamber to flow out;
a bypass passage through which the suction port communicates with the discharge port while bypassing the expansion chamber; and
a bypass valve configured to open and close the bypass passage,
wherein:
the suction port, the bypass passage and a bypass valve attaching portion for attaching the bypass valve are formed in a base plate of the fixed scroll,
both of the suction port and the bypass passage extend along a scroll non-forming surface, which is opposite to a scroll forming surface in which a scroll wall is formed, of the base plate of the fixed scroll, and then curves to pass through the base plate of the fixed scroll till reaching the scroll forming surface,
the bypass valve attaching portion is formed as a hole for inserting the bypass valve so as to extend along the scroll non-forming surface of the base plate of the fixed scroll in communication with the bypass passage, and
at least either of at least one rib and at least one thick portion is formed in an area including none of the suction port, the bypass passage and the bypass valve attaching portion on the scroll non-forming surface of the base plate of the fixed scroll.

US Pat. No. 10,301,838

METAL SKELETON FOR THE REINFORCEMENT OF VERTICALLY ELONGATED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Kach Inc., Burlington, O...

1. A metal skeleton for the reinforcement of a vertically elongated concrete structure to be formed therearound, the metal skeleton having a vertical axis and comprising:a first plurality of leg members each having a top end and a bottom end, an inner side edge and an outer side edge together defining a leg body portion, with a first plurality of rib plate engagement slots formed in at least one of the inner side edge and the outer side edge, with each of the leg members being formed from a substantially flat sheet of metal material, with the first plurality of leg members being disposed in radially spaced relation around the vertical axis of the metal skeleton;
a first plurality of rib plates each defining a generally planar central body portion and each having a first plurality of leg-engagement slots projecting into said central body portion, said leg-engagement slots being dimensioned and otherwise adapted to frictionally engage with respective ones of said rib plate engagement slots;
wherein, the first plurality of leg-engagement slots slidingly interfit within respective ones of the first plurality of rib-engagement slots to securely connect the rib plates to the leg members to form the metal skeleton.

US Pat. No. 10,301,598

LOW-MOLECULAR-COMPOUND FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND PROLIFERATION OF PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS, COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME, AND CULTURE METHOD

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method of culturing pluripotent stem cells in an undifferentiated state, comprising a step of culturing the pluripotent stem cells in a medium comprising a compound of the following formula 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein (i) R1 is an amino group (NH2) and R2 is hydrogen (H) or (ii) R1 is a dimethylamino group (N(CH3)2) and R2 is a hydroxyl group (OH; and a portion indicated by - - - is a double bond.

US Pat. No. 10,301,031

SYNCHRONIZATION OF AIRCRAFT ENGINES

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A method for improving synchronization of two engines on an aircraft where each engine comprises a first spool and a second spool, and, where a rotational speed of a first spool of a first engine has been substantially synchronized with a rotational speed of a first spool of a second engine, the method comprising:receiving a value of a sensed parameter useful in controlling the first engine, the sensed parameter being indicative of one of altitude and a flow of bleed air from the first engine;
adding a bias to the value; and
using the biased value for controlling the first engine to cause a change in rotational speed of the second spool of the first engine in relation to the rotational speed of the first spool of the first engine and thereby reduce a difference in rotational speed between the second spool of the first engine and the second spool of the second engine.

US Pat. No. 10,300,932

CHASSIS FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A chassis for a rail vehicle, the chassis comprising:a chassis frame having two sides;
at least one first wheelset and at least one second wheelset supporting said chassis frame, each of said wheelsets having a respective axle and two respective axle bearings;
A-frame linkages each disposed on a respective one of said sides of said chassis frame for horizontal guidance of said axle of a respective one of said wheelsets;
wheelset-side bearings each forming an articulated connection of a respective one of said A-frame linkages to a respective one of said two axle bearings, and two frame-side bearings each forming an articulated connection of a respective one of said A-frame linkages to said chassis frame;
at least one of said bearings connected to each respective A-frame linkage on each side of said chassis frame having a respective one of a plurality of hydraulic bushings with a variable stiffness, said hydraulic bushing having fluid chambers to be filled with a hydraulic fluid, permitting a hydraulic pressure to form in said at least one fluid chamber for adjusting a longitudinal stiffness;
said fluid chambers of said hydraulic bushing including a fluid chamber disposed outwardly in a longitudinal direction and a fluid chamber disposed inwardly in the longitudinal direction;
said outwardly and said inwardly disposed fluid chambers lying opposite one other and being fillable with hydraulic fluid;
fluid channels each connected to a respective one of said fluid chambers for an inward or outward flow of hydraulic fluid into or out of said respective fluid chamber, said fluid channels including external fluid channels interconnecting said hydraulic bushings disposed on the same side of said chassis frame;
said outwardly-disposed fluid chamber of said first wheelset and said inwardly-disposed fluid chamber of said second wheelset being hydraulically coupled to each other, and said inwardly-disposed fluid chamber of said first wheelset and said outwardly-disposed fluid chamber of said second wheelset being hydraulically coupled to each other;
said hydraulic bushings each having a respective internal fluid channel through which said outwardly-disposed fluid chamber and said inwardly-disposed fluid chamber on the same hydraulic bushing are hydraulically coupled to each other;
acceleration sensors each being associated with a respective one of said axle bearings for measuring an acceleration of a respective wheelset; and
an adjustment device for adjusting the hydraulic pressure in at least one of said fluid chambers as a function of the measured wheelset acceleration;
said adjustment device being hydraulically coupled to said fluid channels and being configured to adjust an inward or outward flow of hydraulic fluid to permit the hydraulic pressure in said fluid chambers to be adjusted by using outflows or inflows of hydraulic fluid;
said adjustment device being hydraulically coupled to said external fluid channels; and
said adjustment device including on/off valves each being associated with a respective one of said internal fluid channels for adjusting a flow of hydraulic fluid through said internal fluid channel.

US Pat. No. 10,300,883

PRETENSIONER, RETRACTOR, AND SEAT BELT DEVICE

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAP...

1. A pretensioner comprising:a ring gear to which a spool is rotatably disposed, the spool winding a webbing for restraining an occupant; and
a power transmission unit for transmitting power to the ring gear in an emergency, wherein
the power transmission unit includes a power transmission member that is a rod-shaped member and that is engageable with external teeth of the ring gear, a pipe that contains the power transmission member, a gas generator that is disposed at an end of the pipe, a piston that receives gas generated from the gas generator to press the power transmission member, a first stopper consisting of a tip part of the power transmission member, a second stopper that is a separate part from the power transmission member and the piston and is disposed therebetween the power transmission member and the piston, and a pretensioner cover that defines a passage for the power transmission member,
wherein the second stopper is adopted to be bitten by the external teeth of the ring gear to stop rotation of the ring gear, after the first stopper has reached the end of the passage and has absorbed at least some of the kinetic energy of the power transmission member.

US Pat. No. 10,300,794

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING CONTACT AND/OR TERMINATING CONTACT OF A VEHICLE WITH A VEHICLE-EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL NETWORK

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. An electrical circuit for a vehicle, the electrical circuit comprising:at least one electrical contact device for intermittently detachable electrical connection to an external electrical network and to an in-vehicle electrical network;
at least one detector device for determining if a connection exists between said at least one electrical contact device and the external network;
at least one switching device for closing an electrical connection between said at least one electrical contact device and the in-vehicle network depending on the connection determined between said at least one electrical contact device and the external network; and
at least one distance measuring device for outputting a signal indicative of a distance traveled by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,300,371

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTING WITH A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A system comprising:at least one sensing device having at least one sensor configured to sense at least one physiologic or biometric condition of a person;
a game console or virtual reality controller configured to produce a virtual environment, wherein the game console or virtual reality controller is in communication with the at least one sensing device and configured to receive sensor data from the at least one sensing device, whereby the game console or virtual reality controller adjust the virtual environment by determining a reaction of the person to an aspect in the virtual environment as a function of the sensor data and increasing a frequency of the occurrence of the aspects in the virtual environment.

US Pat. No. 10,299,480

ANTIVIRAL AGENT

VIKTOR VENIAMINOVICH TETS...

1. A method of treating a viral infection in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a compound comprising the structure
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein HX is an acid; n is 3-20; and m is 4-20.
US Pat. No. 10,301,662

ENZYMATIC METHOD FOR PREPARING REBAUDIOSIDE M

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A method for preparing rebaudioside M comprising reacting rebaudioside D with a glucosyl donor in the presence of a UDP-glucosyl transferase having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, to obtain rebaudioside M;wherein at least 40% of the rebaudioside D is converted to rebaudioside M after reacting for two hours.