US Pat. No. 10,334,669

LED ARRANGEMENT AND LED DRIVING METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting circuit comprising:an input adapted to receive a time-variable input voltage;
a first plurality of LEDs having a first forward voltage;
a second plurality of LEDs having a second forward voltage, the second forward voltage being at least double the first forward voltage;
a plurality of LED segments comprising at least a first LED segment and a last LED segment, wherein the first LED segment comprises more LEDs of the first plurality of LEDs than the second plurality of LEDs, wherein the last LED segment comprises more LEDs of the second plurality of LEDs than the first plurality of LEDs;
a switch network coupled to the plurality of LED segments,
wherein the switch network, including a plurality of switches elements respectively coupled to the plurality of LED segments, is adapted to:
switch only the first LED segment when an amplitude of the time-variable input voltage is below a first threshold, and
switch the first LED segment and the last LED segment in series when the amplitude of the time-variable input voltage is above a last threshold, such that a total forward voltage of the plurality of LED segments is selected in dependence on the amplitude of the time-variable input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,334,705

USER DETERMINABLE CONFIGURATION OF LIGHTING DEVICES FOR SELECTING A LIGHT SCENE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of lighting devices in a user determinable configuration, the method comprising:receiving positional data comprising the positions of multiple of the plurality of lighting devices in the user determinable configuration,
determining, based on the received positional data, a shape of the configuration of the plurality of lighting devices,
receiving a set of light scenes, each light scene of the set of light scenes associated with a shape,
selecting a light scene from the set of light scenes by matching the determined shape to the shape associated with the light scene, and
controlling the plurality of lighting devices based on the selected light scene.

US Pat. No. 10,330,297

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIGHTING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device for providing decorative lighting comprising:an optical element in which a string of a plurality of light emitting diodes is arranged; and
an envelope encapsulating said optical element;
wherein the optical element comprises a light guide encapsulating the plurality of light emitting diodes and having an out-coupling surface for decorative illumination via the light guide;
wherein the optical element comprises a spiral portion in a substantially horizontal plane with two substantially vertically extended portions connected to ends of the horizontal spiral portion; and
wherein due to a shape of the light guide, a color of the decorative illumination, an intensity of the decorative illumination, or a combination thereof, the decorative illumination via the light guide resembles a traditional incandescent light bulb comprising a filament.

US Pat. No. 10,330,266

LED WITH THERMO-RESPONSIVE BLACK-BODY LINE DIMMING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising a light source configured to generate light source light and a light converter element, wherein the light converter element comprises a light transmissive matrix, wherein the light transmissive matrix comprises:(i) a first luminescent material configured to convert at least part of the light source light into a first luminescent material light; and
(ii) a thermo-responsive liquid crystalline compound;
wherein the first luminescent material is formed as a plurality of regions embedded in the thermo-responsive liquid crystalline compound,
wherein the light transmissive matrix is configured to be in thermal contact with the light source,
wherein the lighting device is further configured to provide lighting device light comprising said light source, and said first luminescent material light, and
wherein said light converter element is arranged for changing one or more of the color and color temperature of the lighting device light with the electrical power provided to the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,334,768

COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting device comprising:a component supply device which supplies a component to be mounted onto a target object to a supply position;
a movable section which includes a mounting nozzle which acquires and holds the component from the supply position, and which mounts the component which is held by the mounting nozzle onto a mounting position of the target object;
a driving mechanism which moves the movable section and causes the mounting nozzle to rotate around a Q-axis which is a rotating axis;
an imaging device which images the component which is held by the mounting nozzle at an imaging position; and
a control section configured to control the driving mechanism to move the movable section from the supply position to the mounting position via the imaging position,
wherein when the movable section moves from the supply position to the mounting position, the control section is further configured to
determine a first required time which is required for a first movement from the supply position to the imaging position,
determine a second required time which is required for a second movement from the imaging position to the mounting position,
compare the first required time to the second required time to determine which of the first required time and the second required time is longer, and
start rotation of the Q-axis of the mounting nozzle during a movement operation corresponding to the longer of the first required time or the second required time.

US Pat. No. 10,334,698

MICROCONTROLLER-BASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL ELECTRONIC SWITCH

1. A microcontroller based electronic switch, comprising:a controllable switching element, electrically connected between an LED load and a power source;
a detection device, for detecting an external control signal and convert said external control signal into a message carrying sensing signal with a signal format; and
a microcontroller with design to receive and interpret said message sensing signal generated by said detection device;
wherein said detection device is electrically coupled with said microcontroller;
wherein said controllable switching element is electrically coupled with said microcontroller, wherein said microcontroller outputs a control signal to control a conduction state or a cutoff state of said controllable switching element according to said message carrying sensing signal detected by said detection device;
wherein when said controllable switching element is in said conduction state, said microcontroller further controls a conduction rate of said controllable switching element to control an average electric power transmission level from said power source to said LED load according to said signal format of said message carrying sensing signal received from said detection device;
wherein said signal format of said message carrying sensing signal is a short voltage signal, a long voltage signal or a plurality of short voltage signals, a plurality of long voltage signals or a combination of the short voltage signal and the long voltage signal generated in a preset time interval; wherein said short voltage signal and said long voltage signal are defined either by a time length of a constant voltage signal generated or by a time length of a series of pulse signals consecutively generated;
wherein when said microcontroller receives said message carrying sensing signal, said microcontroller operates to activate a corresponding process according to said signal format of said message carrying sensing signal to perform at least one of various working modes including at least an on/off switch control mode, a dimming control mode and a delay shutoff mode; and
wherein the microcontroller is a programmable integrated circuit device or an application specific integrated circuit for generating the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,334,729

WAVEGUIDE RF FILTERING USING RIGID-FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

17. A filtering unit for filtering unwanted signals from a desired signal comprising:a housing having outer walls that define a volume, four inner walls that separate the housing into five chambers, and a cover configured to be attached to at least one of the outer walls to isolate the volume from an environment of the filtering unit;
a rigid/flexible circuit board having:
at least five rigid portions each configured to be positioned in one of the five chambers, and
multiple flexible portions each positioned between two of the at least five rigid portions such that at least at least one flexible portion extends around each of the four inner walls; and
four bumpers each configured to be positioned between one of the outer walls and a corresponding inner wall in order to reduce a size of a space between the one of the outer walls and the corresponding inner wall in order to provide waveguide functionality by progressively reducing an amount of electric field that can pass between each of the five chambers,
wherein the cover includes:
multiple isolation dampers each configured to be positioned adjacent to one of the at least five rigid portions to resist movement of a corresponding rigid portion relative to the housing and to reduce vibration experienced by the corresponding rigid portion, and
a gasket positioned near a periphery of the cover and configured to contact the at least one of the outer walls to seal the volume from the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,334,767

SHIELDING STRUCTURE AND SHIELDING BRAIDED MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A shielding structure comprising:a shielding braided member that is obtained by braiding a plurality of resin wires and a plurality of conductive metal wires together and is arranged to achieve electromagnetic shielding of an electric wire;
a conductive member that is connected to the shielding braided member; and
a crimp fixing portion with which a portion of the shielding braided member is crimped and fixed to the conductive member such that electric conduction is established,
wherein the shielding braided member includes a metal braided portion that contains no resin wires and that is formed by braiding the plurality of metal wires, and
the metal braided portion in the shielding braided member is crimped and fixed to the conductive member using the crimp fixing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,334,759

UNIVERSAL INLET DUCT SYSTEM FOR SIDE AIR INTAKE EQUIPMENT

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. An inlet duct system, comprising:a duct body comprising a bottom wall and two side walls extending from opposing side edges of the bottom wall, each side wall having at least one opening formed therethrough;
an adjustable internal baffle secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, the internal baffle partitioning the internal cavity into a front portion and a rear portion and inhibiting the flow of air between the front portion and the rear portion of the internal cavity;
a first side duct removably attached to the duct body, the first side duct comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and a side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall and forming an air flow chamber configured to receive air from the at least one opening in one of the side walls of the duct body and deliver the air to a location above the duct body; and
a first side baffle positioned within the air flow chamber of the first side duct adjacent the internal baffle, the first side baffle extending between the top wall and the bottom wall of the first side duct and between the side wall of the first side duct and the side wall of the duct body to partition the air flow chamber into a front portion and a rear portion and inhibit the flow of air between the front portion and the rear portion of the air flow chamber, wherein the first side baffle is removably secured to and moveable with the internal baffle, the first side baffle comprises a mounting tab and at least one latch finger;
the mounting tab is configured to engage a slot formed in an end of the internal baffle; and
the at least one latch finger is configured to engage a clamp plate secured to the end of the internal baffle.

US Pat. No. 10,334,052

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING NEGOTIATED GROUPS OF PARAMETERS

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A computer-implemented method for negotiating the communication of groups of parameters between a server and a client, the method comprising:sending a first request for a parameter negotiating session from the client to the server using HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), wherein parameters to be negotiated and communicated between the server and the client include measured and calculated data related to operation of various machines and machine components;
specifying the client's desired session timeout for the session in the first request;
receiving at the client an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-formatted message sent from the server via HTTP specifying whether the server is able to support the requested session, and if the server is able to support the requested session, including a session timeout closest to the client's desired session timeout and selected from server-supported session timeouts stored in a server memory;
sending from the client to the server a second request with an XML-formatted message via HTTP for a group of parameters desired from the server, wherein the message includes the client's desired destination address, the client's desired update period for receiving updated parameter data, identification of a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port of the client for receipt of updated parameter data from the server in a UDP datagram, and identifiers of parameters desired by the client;
receiving at the client an XML-formatted message sent from the server via HTTP specifying whether the server is able to support the second request received from the client;
if the server is able to support the second request, receiving at the client via HTTP an XML-formatted message from the server including a server-supported group of parameters based on the parameters desired by the client and selected from server-supported parameters stored in a server memory; and
receiving at the UDP port of the client a UDP datagram including updated parameter data corresponding to each of the server-supported parameters after a server-supported update period corresponding to the client's desired update period.

US Pat. No. 10,334,017

TRACKING A STATUS OF A FILE TRANSFER USING FEEDBACK FILES CORRESPONDING TO FILE TRANSFER EVENTS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a device, a set of feedback files for determining a status of a file transfer, from a first device to a second device via an intermediate device, automatically and/or in real-time during the file transfer,
the set of feedback files including:
a first feedback file including a first timestamp corresponding to a generation of a file associated with the file transfer,
a second feedback file including a second timestamp corresponding to a sending of the file from the first device to the intermediate device,
a third feedback file including a third timestamp corresponding to a receipt of the file at the intermediate device,
a fourth feedback file including a fourth timestamp corresponding to a sending of the file from the intermediate device, and
a fifth feedback file including a fifth timestamp corresponding to a receipt of the file at the second device;
determining, by the device, configuration information associated with the file transfer,
the configuration information including information that identifies:
a file generation time window,
a first file sent time window,
a second file sent time window,
a first file receipt time window, and
a second file receipt time window;
comparing, by the device, the first timestamp and the file generation time window;
comparing, by the device, the second timestamp and the first file sent time window;
comparing, by the device, the third timestamp and the first file receipt time window;
comparing, by the device, the fourth timestamp and the second file sent time window;
comparing, by the device, the fifth timestamp and the second file receipt time window;
determining, by the device, status information associated with the status of the file transfer,
the status information being determined based on:
comparing the first timestamp and the file generation time window,
comparing the second timestamp and the first file sent time window,
comparing the third timestamp and the first file receipt time window,
comparing the fourth timestamp and the second file sent time window, and
comparing the fifth timestamp and the second file receipt time window;
determining, by the device and based on the status information, location information indicating a location, along a path of the file transfer, to which the file has progressed,
the location information enabling the device to locate, in real-time, the file along the path of the file transfer; and
providing, by the device and to a user device for display, the status information.

US Pat. No. 10,327,920

BIDIRECTIONAL BIOMECHANICAL PROSTHETIC FULL FINGER CONFIGURED FOR ABDUCTION AND ADDUCTION WITH MCP PIVOT AND MULTIPLE-FINGER RING

RCM Enterprise LLC, Olym...

1. A bidirectional biomechanical finger assembly for a user's residual finger, comprising:a metacarpophalangeal (MCP) pivot;
a distal coupler; and
an articulation assembly rotatively coupled between the MCP pivot and the distal coupler, the articulation assembly including a multiple-finger ring configured to receive and retain the residual finger and at least one adjacent finger, the multiple-finger ring selectively disposed upon the articulation assembly, wherein:
the articulation assembly is configured to utilize vertical movements of at least one of the residual finger and the at least one adjacent finger within the multiple-finger ring to articulate the distal coupler within a plane parallel to an x-z plane and about one or more axes parallel to a y axis; and
the MCP pivot is bisected by a longitudinal centerline of the distal coupler and configured to utilize lateral movements of at least one of the residual finger and the at least one adjacent finger within the multiple-finger ring to articulate the distal coupler within a plane parallel to an x-y plane and about an axis parallel to a z axis;
wherein the multiple-finger ring comprises two abutting rings.

US Pat. No. 10,334,769

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component mounting method, comprising:storing, in a memory, usage records corresponding to electronic components, each usage record indicating image processing of a corresponding electronic component;
allocating the electronic components to be mounted to a selected number of a plurality of nozzle holders provided on a mounting head, the selected number based on a plurality of nozzle operation methods;
attaching the allocated electronic components to a plurality of suction nozzles, which are attached to the selected number of nozzle holders; and
mounting the attached electronic components onto a circuit board,
wherein when an electronic component does not have a corresponding usage record stored in the memory or is a test target, the electronic component is allocated to a nozzle holder which is used in common for each of the plurality of nozzle operation methods.

US Pat. No. 10,334,761

METHOD OF VENTING HEATED AIR FROM ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of venting heated air from an electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) installing a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, wherein the frame structure defines a front, a back, a left side, a right side, a top, and a bottom;
(b) mounting a top panel on the top of the frame structure such that a large rectangular opening is formed at the top of the frame structure, the large rectangular opening including a rear edge adjacent the back of the frame structure, a left edge adjacent the left side of the frame structure, and a right edge adjacent the right side of the frame structure, and a front edge;
(c) mounting a left side panel on the left side of the frame structure, a right side panel on the right side of the frame structure, and an air-impervious rear panel on the back of the frame structure, wherein the panels define a single compartment, and wherein the panels and the frame structure define an electronic equipment enclosure;
(d) installing a plurality of electronic components within the compartment, wherein the plurality of electronic components are arranged in a column that is nearer the front of the frame structure than the back of the frame structure such that a columnar space exists between a rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and wherein the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel;
(e) installing a vertical exhaust duct at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct has a rectangular cross-section that is congruent with, and aligned with, the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct includes a first exhaust duct section and a second exhaust duct section, wherein the second exhaust duct section is vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section, and wherein installing the vertical exhaust duct includes:
(i) attaching the vertical exhaust duct to a top of the electronic equipment enclosure such that an interior of the vertical exhaust duct is in direct fluid communication with the columnar space via the large rectangular opening and substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and
(ii) translating the second exhaust duct section relative to the first exhaust duct section to achieve a desired overall height of a top of the vertical exhaust duct;
(f) operating the installed electronic components within the compartment such that heated air is produced as a byproduct and exhausted therefrom into the columnar space; and
(g) via air currents, passively routing the heated air directly upward, via the columnar space, from the rear of the column of electronic components to the large rectangular opening and through the large rectangular opening into the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,334,688

DETECTION CIRCUIT AND LED TUBE INCLUDING THE SAME

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A voltage detection circuit, comprising:an impedance coupled between inputs of an LED tube;
a voltage detector configured to detect a voltage across the impedance;
a voltage threshold circuit configured to provide a threshold voltage;
a first control circuit configured to compare an input voltage across the inputs of the tube to the threshold voltage, and to control the voltage detector to detect the voltage across the impedance when the input voltage is less than the threshold voltage; and
a second control circuit configured to enable the voltage detector when the voltage threshold circuit is charged to a starting voltage;
wherein the voltage threshold circuit comprises a first capacitor and the detection circuit comprises,
a first charging loop configured to charge the first capacitor to reach the starting voltage; and
the first control circuit further comprises a transistor adapted to connect the impedance between the input voltage and a power ground, and the transistor is adapted to be turned on to begin the detection and is adapted to be turned off when not detection.

US Pat. No. 10,334,686

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE, A LAMP, A LUMINAIRE AND A METHOD OF ILLUMINATING AN OBJECT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light emitting module for illuminating an object, the light emitting module comprising:a first light emitting element comprising a first light emitter and a first luminescent element, the first light emitting element configured to emit a first light having a color point of white light, the first light emitter configured to emit a first blue light that is at least partially converted by the first luminescent element to a light of another color, wherein the first light represents a combination of the at least partially converted first blue light and any unconverted first blue light;
a second light emitting element configured to emit a peak of second blue light, the peak of second blue light having a peak wavelength in a range from 440 nanometer to 470 nanometer and having a spectral width that is smaller than 70 nanometers, the spectral width being expressed as a full width half maximum value, and the peak of second blue light being combined with the first light to form crispy white light having a light emission spectrum having more blue light in the range from 440 nanometer to 470 nanometer than the white light, such that when the light emitting module illuminates the object, an effect of using brighteners in the object is realized.

US Pat. No. 10,334,680

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A LED lighting system comprising:at least a first LED driver circuit and a second LED driver circuit, wherein at least one of the driver circuits is configured to operate at multiple AC voltage levels, and wherein at least one of the LED driver circuits is configured to be electrically connected to and from one or more LEDs;
the first LED driver circuit having an input for receiving an AC voltage and frequency from an AC power source;
the second LED driver circuit having an input for receiving an AC voltage and frequency from an AC power source; and
a controller for controlling when the first LED driver circuit output and the second LED driver circuit output is connected to the one or more LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,331,776

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERGENT DOCUMENT COLLABORATION

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method implemented on a client device, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, at least a portion of a causal tree structure corresponding to a document, wherein the causal tree structure comprises a sequence of nodes, and each node comprises an editing instruction and an identifier unique to such editing instruction;
storing the portion of the causal tree structure;
receiving a user editing instruction for the document;
assigning, using a processor of the client device, an identifier to the user editing instruction;
transmitting, to the server, the user editing instruction and the identifier assigned to the user editing instruction;
receiving, from the server, another user editing instruction for the document and an identifier assigned to the other user editing instruction, wherein the user editing instruction and the other user editing instruction share a cause identifier, and the cause identifier is an identifier of a prior editing instruction in the causal tree structure that precedes both the user editing instruction and the other user editing instruction;
storing the user editing instruction and the received other user editing instruction as additional nodes to the portion of the causal tree structure; and
rendering the user editing instruction and the received other user instruction,
wherein assigning the identifier to the user editing instruction comprises
assigning a site identifier unique to the user's editing session on the client device, and
assigning a stamp, which is a numeric value based on identifiers assigned to editing instructions in the causal tree structure stored on the server.

US Pat. No. 10,329,924

TURBINE AIRFOILS WITH MICRO COOLING FEATURES

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An airfoil for use in a gas turbine engine and having a pressure side and a suction side, the airfoil comprisinga spar formed to define a cooling air plenum adapted to receive a flow of cooling air, and
a skin coupled to an exterior surface of the spar and positioned to at least partially cover the spar along the pressure side and the suction side,
wherein at least one axially extending groove is formed in the exterior surface of the spar on the pressure side that defines at least one cooling passageway between the spar and the skin, at least one inlet port is formed in the spar adjacent a trailing edge of the spar, the at least one inlet port is in fluid communication with the cooling air plenum and the at least one cooling passageway to pass the flow of cooling air into the at least one cooling passageway from the cooling air plenum, at least one outlet port is formed through the skin on the pressure side and axially forward of the at least one inlet port, the at least one outlet port is configured to pass the flow of cooling air from the at least one cooling passageway to an exterior of the airfoil, and at least one turbulator is positioned within the at least one cooling passageway,
at least a second, axially extending groove formed in the exterior surface of a tail section of the spar and defining at least one second cooling passageway between the spar and skin
at least a second inlet port is formed in the spar and in fluid communication with the cooling air plenum and the at least one second cooling passageway to pass a second portion of the flow of cooling air into the at least one second cooling passageway from the cooling air plenum,
a radially extending separator wall is defined between the at least one cooling passageway and the at least one second cooling passageway and configured to separate the flow of cooling air within the at least one cooling passageway from the second portion of the flow of cooling air within the at least one second cooling passageway, and at least one outlet slot is defined between the spar and the skin and configured to pass the second portion of the flow of cooling air from the at least one second cooling passageway to an exterior of the airfoil.

US Pat. No. 10,327,835

HEAT PIPE COOLING ARRANGEMENT FOR ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES

GYRUS ACMI, INC., Southb...

1. An electrosurgical device comprising:a forceps including:
i) a handpiece;
ii) a first working arm including an electrode;
iii) a second working arm including an electrode;
iv) a blade electrode;
v) one or more heat pipes in the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, wherein the one or more heat pipes are sealed with a closed proximal end and a closed distal end, and wherein the one or more heat pipes include a fluid sealed within the one or more heat pipes;
vi) one or more heat sinks located on the handpiece, and wherein the one or more heat sinks are connected to the one or more heat pipes,
vii) one or more fluid evacuation conduits having one or more openings and configured to remove smoke, air, or both from a region proximate to the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and to move the air across the one or more heat sinks so that heat is dissipated from the one or more heat sinks through forced convection;
wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and a second electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a second therapy current through the blade electrode;
wherein the closed distal end of the one or more heat pipes is in contact with the electrode of the first working arm, the electrode of the second working arm, or both; and
wherein the first working arm is moveable toward and away from the second working arm, the second working arm is moveable toward and away from the first working arm, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,334,770

COMPONENT HOLDING STATE DETECTION METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component holding state detection method in which a camera is configured to have a first imaging region in which an object forms an image on an image sensor through a first lens and a second imaging region in which an object forms an image on the image sensor through the first lens and a second lens, a component is held using a holding member attached to a head, the component held by the holding member is imaged in the first imaging region and a fiducial mark which is provided on the head is imaged in the second imaging region such that the component and the fiducial marks are imaged at the same time, and a holding state of the component held by the holding member is detected based on an image which is obtained by the imaging, the method comprising:before determining the holding state, imaging a distortion measurement object in the first imaging region through the first lens, measuring and storing a distortion value of the first imaging region based on an image which is obtained by the imaging, imaging a distortion measurement object in the second imaging region through the first lens and the second lens, the second lens being arranged above the first lens at a corner in a visual field of the first lens, and measuring and storing a distortion value of the second imaging region based on an image which is obtained by the imaging;
when the component is held by the holding member, imaging the component and the fiducial mark by the camera, correcting an image obtained by the imaging of the component in the first imaging region, based on the stored distortion value of the first imaging region, and correcting an image obtained by the imaging of the fiducial mark in the second imaging region, based on the stored distortion value of the second imaging region; and
detecting the holding state of the component held by the holding member based on the corrected image.

US Pat. No. 10,334,752

HEAT DISSIPATION UNIT FOR WIRELESS CHARGING AND WIRELESS POWER CHARGING MODULE COMPRISING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat dissipation unit for wireless charging, comprising:a sheet-shaped base layer through which heat generated during wireless charging is discharged outwardly, the base layer having at least one slot,
wherein the slot extends in a direction orthogonal to a pattern of an antenna for wireless charging,
wherein the slot is formed in central portions of the base layer without extending to edges of the base layer, and
wherein the slot is disposed concentrically at some positions corresponding to a pattern of an antenna for wireless charging, except for an area corresponding to an application processor to improve a heat dissipation characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,334,352

HEADPHONE PIVOT JOINT

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An earcup to headband joint for headphones, wherein the headphones comprise an electrical cable that extends from the headband into the earcup, and wherein the earcup comprises a slot, the earcup to headband joint comprising: a joint structure that couples the earcup to the headband and that is constructed and arranged to provide for earcup translation along a vertical axis and rotation about the vertical axis, wherein the electrical cable extends through the slot from the headband into the earcup either directly or through a joint structure tube; and at least one friction element in the earcup and in contact with at least one of the joint structure and the cable, wherein the friction element is constructed and arranged to provide forces that resist rotational motion of the earcup about the vertical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,333,866

SOFT ZONING OF VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN A FIBRE CHANNEL FABRIC

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method comprising:accessing a database including at least two types of zones present in a fabric, a first type zone specifying devices by Fibre Channel parameters and a second type zone specifying devices by an Ethernet parameter and Fibre Channel parameters, where devices can be coupled to the fabric using either Fibre Channel or Ethernet connections, each zone including at least one device as a member of the zone; and
responsive to the zones accessed from the database, restricting communications between the devices coupled to the fabric;
wherein the step of restricting communications between the devices includes, responsive to a first device querying for an address of a second device, returning the address of the second device only if the first and second device are members of a common first type zone and if both devices are coupled to the fabric using an Ethernet connection, that both devices are members of a common second type zone.

US Pat. No. 10,332,805

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH STRAIN REDUCTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A semiconductor module comprising:a substrate;
a transistor on the substrate;
a dielectric layer disposed over the transistor and the substrate;
a metal layer disposed over a top surface of the dielectric layer and the transistor, the metal layer contacting a portion of the transistor;
a metal pillar disposed over the metal layer; and
a dielectric cushion disposed entirely on the metal layer between the metal layer and the metal pillar over the transistor, the dielectric cushion comprising dielectric material that is softer than the metal pillar, for reducing strain on semiconductor junctions of the transistor when at least one of tensile or compressive stress is exerted on the metal pillar with respect to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,331,570

REAL TIME MEMORY ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system, comprising:a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) translation unit (DTU) configured to map a bus address in a bus address super page to a device address in a device address super page, the DTU comprising:
a device state array comprising Nd entries, each of which is a device address super page, and Nd is an equivalent number of super pages covering a device address range that corresponds to an installed DRAM capacity; and
a bus map comprising Nb entries, each of which is a bus address super page, and Nb is an equivalent number of super pages covering a bus address range, Nb being equal to or larger than Nd,
wherein the DTU is configured to map the bus address super page to the device address super page within a predetermined period of time to meet real-time requirements of DRAM requests having an upper-bound response time.

US Pat. No. 10,331,167

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED SCREEN COLOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL

RAKUTEN KOBO, INC., Toro...

1. An electronic reading device, comprising:an adjustable RGBW front light;
an ambient light sensor; and
circuitry configured to
determine if a transition between phases has occurred, wherein the phases include a night phase, a sunrise transition phase, a daytime phase, and a sunset transition phase,
automatically display a predetermined screen color temperature via the adjustable RGBW front light in response to the transition between phases,
determine if a brightness level has changed, and
automatically adjust a predetermined mixture of light to be displayed via the adjustable RGBW front light such that the screen color temperature does not change in response to the changing brightness level.

US Pat. No. 10,331,100

ENERGY SAVINGS SELECTOR TOOL

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A system controller device configured to recommend, via an energy savings selector tool, an electrical device for reducing an amount of power consumed by a load control system, the system controller device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
receive load control information associated with a first electrical device;
determine the amount of power consumed by the load control system over a period of time, wherein the amount of power consumed by the load control system is determined based on the load control information associated with the first electrical device, wherein the first electrical device is at least one of a first electrical load or a first electrical load control device configured to control an amount of power provided to the first electrical load;
determine a second electrical device as a recommended addition to the first electrical device in the load control system that, when installed in the load control system, reduces the amount of power consumed by the load control system, wherein the second electrical device is at least one of a second electrical load or a second electrical load control device configured to control an amount of power provided to the second electrical load;
determine savings information associated with using the second electrical device as the recommended addition to the first electrical device in the load control system, wherein the savings information indicates a savings associated with using the second electrical device as the recommended addition to the first electrical device in the load control system; and
provide to a network device, via a network communication circuit, the savings information associated with using the second electrical device as the recommended addition to the first electrical device in the load control system and information identifying the second electrical device as the recommended addition to the first electrical device in the load control system.

US Pat. No. 10,330,551

PASS-THROUGHS FOR USE WITH SENSOR ASSEMBLIES, SENSOR ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE PASS-THROUGH AND RELATED METHODS

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A method of forming a transducer assembly, the method comprising:forming a weld bead between a first section to a second section, a lateral width of the weld bead selected to exceed a required width by a selected dimension, the required width selected in view of at least one of a maximum external pressure or a maximum external temperature under which the transducer is designed to operate during use; and
forming at least one aperture in a housing of the transducer assembly extending along a longitudinal axis of the housing and through the weld bead, the at least one aperture exhibiting a width substantially less than or equal to the selected dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,329,833

FIRE PROTECTION GLAZING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIRE PROTECTION GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A fire-protection glazing with at least two transparent carriers, between which a transparent fire-protection layer is arranged,wherein the fire-protection layer comprises a hydrogel,
wherein the hydrogel comprises a polymer that is polymerised from at least one monofunctional monomer as well as at least one bifunctional or polyfunctional monomer,
wherein the polymer is polymerised from the monomers in an aqueous salt solution or in an aqueous salt dispersion, and
wherein the polymer is polymerised from the monomers in an acidic environment.

US Pat. No. 10,334,753

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM WITH INCREASED AIR VELOCITY TO COOL INTERNAL COMPONENTS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:a component portion that includes a first component and a second component, wherein the first component is disposed on top of the second component; and
a cooling portion that includes:
an air duct;
a cooling fan disposed at one end of the air duct to provide an air flow toward the first and second components that are disposed at another end of the air duct; and
a baffle disposed within the air duct and in physical communication with the first and second components, the baffle including:
a first portion;
a second portion that is coupled by a hinge to the first portion, wherein the first and second portions form a first position to guide the air flow to the first component and form a second position to guide the air flow to the first and second components, wherein the first position includes the second portion in plane parallel with a bottom of the air duct and aligned with a bottom of the first component and the first portion extending in an inclined position from the bottom of the air duct to the hinge, wherein the second position includes the first portion and the second portion in physical communication with the bottom of the air duct; and
a spring in physical communication with a bottom surface of the second portion and the bottom of the air duct, wherein a weight of the first and second components causes the spring to compress and form the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,334,744

ELECTRONIC SUBASSEMBLY FOR A PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. An electronic subassembly for a personal care product comprising:a housing defining a chamber having an open end;
a first circuit board having a rigid end positioned within the chamber and a flexible portion positioned outside the chamber;
a second circuit board positioned within the chamber, the second circuit board having a connector dimensioned to receive the rigid end of the first circuit board; and
a chassis positioned within the chamber, the chassis comprising a platform and a battery housing dimensioned to receive a battery, wherein the second circuit board is mounted to the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,334,607

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS METHOD IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless network access method in an electronic device, the method comprising:establishing, by the electronic device, a connection to a first wireless network using a first password associated with the first wireless network;
identifying, by the electronic device, a request associated with the first wireless network from an external device; and
transmitting, by the electronic device, the first password to the external device such that the external device also connects to the first wireless network using the first password and stores the first password;
transmitting, to another external device, a request associated with a second wireless network;
receiving, from the another external device, a second password, wherein the another external device uses the second password to establish a connection to the second wireless network;
connecting to the second wireless network using the received second password, wherein the second password is stored in the electronic device;
after disconnecting from the second wireless network, transmitting a second wireless network re-access request to the second wireless network to reconnect the electronic device to the second wireless network; and
transmitting the stored second password to the second wireless network such that the electronic device reconnects to the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,331,939

MULTI-LAYER OPTICAL DESIGNS OF UNDER-SCREEN OPTICAL SENSOR MODULE HAVING SPACED OPTICAL COLLIMATOR ARRAY AND OPTICAL SENSOR ARRAY FOR ON-SCREEN FINGERPRINT SENSING

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic device capable of detecting a fingerprint by optical sensing, comprising;a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen that provides touch sensing operations and includes a LCD display panel structure to display images;
a LCD backlighting light module coupled to the LCD screen to produce backlghting light to the LCD screen for display images;
a top transparent layer formed over the LCD screen as an interface for being touched by a user for the touch sensing operations and for transmitting the light from the display structure to display images to a user;
an optical sensor module, located below the LCD screen and below the top transparent layer, and structured to include an optical sensor array to receive probe light that is reflected from the top transparent layer and passes through the LCD screen to detect the fingerprint;
one or more probe light sources, separate from the LCD backlighting light module, located under the LCD display panel structure, to produce the probe light that passes through the LCD display panel structure to illuminate a designated fingerprint sensing area on the a top transparent layer to be visibly different from a surrounding area of the top transparent layer for a user to place a finger for optical fingerprint sensing; and
a device control module coupled to the optical sensor module to process an output of the optical sensor module to determine whether a detected fingerprint by the optical sensor module matches an authorized user fingerprint, in addition to optically detecting the fingerprint, detect a biometric parameter different from the detected fingerprint by optical sensing to indicate whether a touch at the top transparent layer associated with the detected fingerprint is from a live person,
wherein the optical sensor module includes one or more optical filtering layers to transmit probe light for optical sensing of the fingerprint while blocking background day light at optical wavelengths longer than the probe light, and wherein the optical sensor module includes one or more layers between the LCD screen and the optical sensor array to be within a predetermined thickness to reduce an effect of Moiré patterns on the detected fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 10,331,471

BROWSER CREDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FOR VIRTUAL EXECUTION ENVIRONMENTS

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method, comprising:upon initializing a virtual machine (VM) managed by a virtual machine manager (VMM) running on a host computer system, communicating credential manager data stored in a local database of the host computer system to a credential manager application programming interface (API) of the VM;
receiving, by the VMM, a credential manager API request intercepted by a hook module installed into a browser running on the VM;
forwarding the intercepted API request to a VM client application;
receiving, from the VM client application, a client response to the intercepted API request;
producing, using the client response, a VMM response to the intercepted API request; and forwarding the VMM response to the hook module.

US Pat. No. 10,334,763

METHOD FOR PROVIDING COOLING TO ELECTRONIC RACKS USING LIQUID COOLING AND AIR COOLING

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack used in a data center, comprising:a housing to house a front panel, a back panel, and a plurality of computing nodes arranged in a stack, each computing node containing at least one processor attached to a liquid cold plate, wherein a front aisle is formed between the front panel and the stack of computing nodes, and a back aisle is formed between the back panel and the stack of computing nodes;
a plurality of cooling fans, each of the cooling fans corresponding to at least one of the computing nodes to provide air cooling to the corresponding computing node, wherein each cooling fan generates an airflow flowing through an airspace of the computing node;
a rack supply line to receive cooling liquid from a coolant distribution unit (CDU);
a rack return line coupled to each of the computing nodes to receive and return warmer liquid carrying at least a portion of heat from the computing node back to the CDU; and
an air-to-liquid (A/L) heat exchanger located underneath the stack of computing nodes at a bottom of the electronic rack and coupled to the rack supply line to receive the cooling liquid, to exchange heat carried by the airflows generated by the cooling fans using the cooling liquid, and then to distribute the cooling liquid to each of the computing nodes to provide liquid cooling to a corresponding processor via a corresponding liquid cold plate;
wherein the airflows are to flow from the A/L heat exchanger into the front aisle as cool airflows, to flow across the airspaces of the computing nodes to exchange at least a portion of the heat generated by the computing nodes, to enter the back aisle as warmer airflows carrying the exchanged heat, and to circulate back to the A/L heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,334,724

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INCLUDING NESTED SERPENTINE INTERCONNECTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable electrical device, comprising:two electrical contacts; and
an electrical interconnect electrically coupling the two electrical contacts;
wherein the electrical interconnect has a meander-shaped base configuration comprising a plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features arranged along the electrical interconnect such that each of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features is at least partially nested within an adjacent one of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features, the meander-shaped base configuration having a base amplitude and a base wavelength, each of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features having (i) a nested amplitude that is different than the base amplitude, and (ii) a nested wavelength that is different than the base wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,334,719

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD CAPABLE OF BEING APPLIED WITH ELECTRICAL TESTING AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A multi-layer circuit board capable of being applied with electrical testing, the multi-layer circuit board comprising:a patterned metal interface layer being conductive;
a delivery loading plate overlapping on a top surface of the patterned metal interface layer, the delivery loading plate comprising a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the second side is connected to the top surface of the patterned metal interface layer, and the delivery loading plate is made of metal;
a bottom dielectric layer overlapping on the first side of the delivery loading plate;
a multi-layer circuit structure overlapping on the bottom dielectric layer and the multi-layer circuit structure comprising:
a bottom-layer circuit on the bottom dielectric layer;
a top dielectric layer on a top side of the bottom-layer circuit; and
a top-layer circuit on the top dielectric layer and electrically connected to the bottom-layer circuit;
a conductive corrosion-barrier layer on the bottom dielectric layer and electrically connected to the bottom-layer circuit; and
an electrical connection layer on the bottom dielectric layer and connected between the bottom-layer circuit and the conductive corrosion-barrier layer; wherein the delivery loading plate and the patterned metal interface layer expose the conductive corrosion-barrier layer;
wherein the conductive corrosion-barrier layer comprises a gold layer and a nickel layer, the nickel layer is connected between the electrical connection layer and the gold layer, a width of the gold layer, a width of the nickel layer, and a width of the electrical connection layer correspond to each other;
wherein a plurality of portions of the bottom dielectric layer is spaced by a plurality of portions of the conductive corrosion-barrier layer, the delivery loading plate is at the plurality of portions of the bottom dielectric layer, and the delivery loading plate is not in contact with the plurality of portions of the conductive corrosion-barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,334,715

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR A PACKAGE SECURING SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A package securing system, comprising:a top plate comprising a thermal conductive member to:
transfer heat from a central processing unit (CPU); and
secure the CPU to a ball grid array (BGA) socket and a printed circuit board (PCB);
an alignment frame to align a connection between the BGA socket and the PCB;
a gasket between the top plate and the PCB, the gasket also being in contact with the alignment frame, the gasket configured to completely surround the CPU and the BGA socket between the PCB and the top plate to seal the CPU and the BGA socket from the environment; and
a back plate to couple with the top plate through the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,334,711

AIRFIELD RUNWAY LAMP CONTROLLER

Honeywell International I...

1. An airfield runway lamp controller, comprising:a current sense transformer configured to detect a failure of a light source of an airfield runway lamp;
an alternating current (AC) switch configured to shunt the light source of the airfield runway lamp upon the current sense transformer detecting a failure of the light source; and
an auxiliary power source configured to provide a gate control voltage to power the AC switch upon the current sense transformer detecting a failure of the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,334,604

DATA ROUTING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data routing method, comprising:receiving, by a home subscriber server (HSS), a route distinguisher of a mobile management entity (MME) serving user equipment (UE) and an information transmission manner supported by the MME that are sent by the MME;
receiving, by the HSS, a query message, wherein the query message carries a UE identifier and an information transmission manner that needs to be used;
determining, by the HSS according to the information transmission manner supported by the MME, the UE identifier, and the information transmission manner that needs to be used, that the MME supports the information transmission manner that needs to be used; and
sending, by the HSS, the route distinguisher of the MME to a data routing apparatus, so that the data routing apparatus routes, according to the route distinguisher, a data packet that needs to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,332,686

HIGH PRECISION CAPACITORS

Thin Film Electronics ASA...

1. A capacitor, comprising:a. a metal substrate comprising a foil or sheet of stainless steel, molybdenum, copper or aluminum, said metal substrate further comprising a barrier layer thereon;
b. a first insulating layer on said metal substrate, said first insulating layer having a substantially uniform thickness of from 3 ? to 200 ? and a predetermined breakdown voltage;
c. a first capacitor electrode on said first insulating layer, wherein said first capacitor electrode (i) has an uppermost surface that is smooth and/or curved, and (ii) is capacitively coupled to said metal substrate;
d. a second insulating layer on said first capacitor electrode and said first insulating layer; and
e. an antenna on said second insulating layer, electrically connected to said first capacitor electrode and to said metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,332,557

MULTITRACK SERVO MARKS WITH PERPENDICULAR AND LONGITUDINAL MAGNETIC FIELDS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:reading a servo sector on a disk via a first reader that has a first effective width spanning two or more user data tracks, the servo sector having a crosstrack width that spans the two or more user data tracks, the first reader providing a first signal based on detecting a total longitudinal field of the servo sector;
reading the servo sector via a second reader that has a second effective width spanning the two or more user data tracks, the second reader providing a second signal based on detecting a total perpendicular field of the servo sector; and
detecting a position error of the first and second readers using a value of the first signal obtained while traversing a burst field of the servo sector.

US Pat. No. 10,331,409

SINE WAVE MULTIPLICATION DEVICE AND INPUT DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

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

1. A sine wave multiplication device that multiplies an input signal by a sine wave having a predetermined frequency, the sine wave multiplication device comprising:a plurality of square wave multiplication units that multiply the input signal by square waves having frequencies different from each other; and
a signal synthesis unit that synthesizes output signals of the square wave multiplication units, wherein
each of the square waves can be approximated as a sum of a fundamental wave that is a sine wave whose frequency is the lowest and a plurality of harmonic waves that are sine waves having frequencies of integer multiples of the fundamental wave,
the square wave multiplication units include a single first square wave multiplication unit and one or more second square wave multiplication units,
the first square wave multiplication unit multiplies the input signal by a first square wave that has, as the fundamental wave, a sine wave having the predetermined frequency,
the second square wave multiplication unit multiplies the input signal by a second square wave that has, as the fundamental wave, a sine wave that is the same as one of the harmonic waves included in the first square wave or a sine wave whose phase is inverted from that of the one of the harmonic waves, and
the signal synthesis unit cancels a signal component corresponding to a product of at least one of the harmonic waves of the first square wave included in an output signal of the first square wave multiplication unit and the input signal, by a signal component corresponding to a product of the fundamental wave of the second square wave included in an output signal of the second square wave multiplication unit and the input signal,
wherein the square wave multiplication unit generates an output signal, which is proportional to the input signal, in each of one of the half cycles and the other of the half cycles in a cycle of the square wave by which the input signal is multiplied, wherein an absolute value of a ratio between the input signal and the output signal in one of the half cycles is the same as that of a ratio between the input signal and the output signal in the other of the half cycles, and wherein a sign of the ratio in one of the half cycles is opposite to that in the other of the half cycles,
wherein, in each of the one of the half cycles and the other of the half cycles in a cycle of the square wave by which the input signal is multiplied, the square wave multiplication unit repeats, alternately at a predetermined sampling cycle, a charging operation for accumulating an electric charge proportional to a voltage of the input signal and an electric charge outputting operation for outputting the electric charge accumulated by the charging operation to the signal synthesis unit, wherein a ratio between the voltage of the input signal and an electric charge amount accumulated by the charging operation in the one of the half cycles is equal to that in the other of the half cycles, wherein polarity of the electric charge output to the signal synthesis unit in the one of the half cycles is opposite to that in the other of the half cycles, and
wherein, every time when a predetermined number of electric charge outputting operations are performed, the signal synthesis unit generates a signal corresponding to a sum of the electric charges output from the square wave multiplication units according to the electric charge outputting operations.

US Pat. No. 10,331,231

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SCROLLING SPEED

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a flexible screen configured to display an application icon on an application icon presentation interface;
at least two accelerometers located in different positions on the flexible screen, the at least two accelerometers being configured to detect accelerations on the flexible screen; and
a processing module configured to calculate a bending speed of the flexible screen according to the accelerations detected by the at least two accelerometers, and determine a scrolling speed of the application icon on the application icon presentation interface according to the bending speed, wherein the bending speed is a changing speed of a bending angle of the flexible screen;
wherein:
the bending angle of the flexible screen is calculated according to acceleration components detected by the at least two accelerometers, the at least two accelerometers sending, to the processing module, the acceleration components detected in a Z-axis direction, which is perpendicular to the plane of the screen; and
the processing module calculates the bending angle of the flexible screen according to the acceleration component in the Z-axis direction of each accelerometer only.

US Pat. No. 10,331,181

EXPANSION CARD HOLDER

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. An expansion card holder for fixing an expansion card on a circuit board, a connector being arranged on the circuit board, an end of the expansion card being coupled with the connector, the expansion card holder comprising:a carrier plate fixed on the circuit board, a plurality of position holes arranged in a row being defined on the carrier plate;
a positioning buckle inserted in any one of the position holes and engaged with the circuit board; and
a pressing block inserted in another one of the position holes and engaged with the expansion card.

US Pat. No. 10,331,096

AVIONICS NETWORKS

Airbus Operations Limited...

1. An aircraft control system for an aircraft, wherein the aircraft control system comprises:transducers,
interface units,
an avionics network which is a switched avionics full duplex Ethernet-based network operating in accordance with a network protocol, and
at least one central computer on which there are provided, in software, avionics applications,
wherein the avionics network provides communication, via network messages conforming to the network protocol, between the at least one central computer and the interface units; and
wherein each of the transducers is directly connected to one of the interface units, such that each of the interface units is directly connected to one or more of the transducers, and the interface units provide a communications link between one or more transducers connected to the interface unit and one or more of the avionics applications
wherein each interface unit is in the form of a configurable unit,
wherein each of the interface units is provided with a local signal processing module which receives signals from, and/or transmits signals to, the one or more transducers directly connected to the interface unit, processes the signals to/from the one or more transducers, and converts between the signals to/from the one or more transducers and digital signals complying with said network protocol for transmission over the avionics network, thus providing a communications link between the one or more transducers directly connected to the interface unit and the avionics network,
wherein at least some of the network messages exchanged between at least one central computer and the interface units do not pass via any gateway device which converts the network messages between the network protocol and another network protocol;
wherein each interface unit is provided with a local memory for data,
wherein each interface unit is arranged to operate in each operating mode of a set of operating modes, the set of operating modes comprising:
an application session mode, being available when the aircraft is operational, during which the interface unit communicates with one or more of the avionics applications by sending and/or receiving some of the network messages with the at least one central computer, and data is recorded in the local memory during the application session mode;
an installation/configuration mode, in which transducer configuration data is loaded which configures the interface unit to operate with specific transducers connected to the interface unit; and
a maintenance/testing mode, in which the data recorded during operation of an application session mode is downloaded from the local memory of the interface unit, and
each interface unit is arranged to respond, while in use on the aircraft, to software commands to select any of the operating modes in the set of operating modes.

US Pat. No. 10,330,263

LIGHT APPARATUS

LEEDARSON AMERICA INC., ...

1. A light bulb apparatus, comprising:a head cup for storing a driver circuit and for connecting to an external power source;
a bottom support extended from the head cup, the bottom support comprising glass material;
a plurality of light strips mounted with LED modules, each light strip having a top end and a bottom end, the bottom ends of the light strips connecting to the bottom support for being electrically connected to the driver circuit, the top ends of the light strips forming a top polygonal shape, the bottom ends of the light strips forming a bottom polygonal shape, the bottom polygonal shape having a bigger area size than the top polygonal shape, each light strip having a skewed angle with respect to a middle axis perpendicular to the bottom polygonal shape, wherein the skewed angle corresponds a shift angle between the top polygonal shape and the bottom polygonal shape; and
a bulb shell extended from the head cup covering the bottom support and the plurality of light strips.

US Pat. No. 10,330,092

BICYCLE TIRE PUMP

Everlast Climbing Industr...

1. A pump for inflating tires with air, comprising:a body having an upper portion and a lower portion and a circular plate located between the upper portion and lower portion, wherein the lower portion includes a first base plate that has a hole configured to receive an anchor to secure said first base plate to the ground, said lower portion having a greater outer diameter than said upper portion;
a handle assembly including a piston-rod combination, handle bar, and handle cap detachably connected to each other by a first fastener;
a tube positioned in said upper portion of said body and including a second base plate positioned beneath said circular plate that is detachably connected to said circular plate by a second fastener, said tube receiving said piston-rod combination such that said piston-rod combination slides in said tube;
an air line positioned in said lower portion of said body, said air line being connected to said tube at one end and connected to an adapter at another end; and
a hose threadably connected to said adapter and extending from said lower portion of said body, said hose having a head configured to engage a nozzle of a tire;
wherein, when said piston-rod combination is moved downward within said tube, air is displaced from said tube and through said air line to said hose such that said head dispenses air.

US Pat. No. 10,329,094

CONVEYOR CARRIERS WITH GAP COVER

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A gap cover installed between conveyor carriers of a conveyor system, comprising:mounting covers attached to the conveyor carriers of the conveyor system;
a flexible component with plurality of pleated sections positioned in between the mounting covers and capable of expansion and contraction;
a plurality of support plates inserted in between each of the plurality of pleated sections;
a plurality of support rods penetrating through each of the plurality of pleated sections and one of the mounting covers via a set of clearance, wherein the plurality of support plates are positioned transverse to the plurality of support rods to provide cross member support for articles conveyed on the conveyor carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,328,181

CERAMIC BONE SUBSTITUTE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

CERAMTEC GMBH, Plochinge...

1. A method for producing a bone substitute material, including at least one porous ceramic osseoconductive part, comprising the steps of:a) providing a foam having a pore density of 30 to 80 ppi;
b) preparing a ceramic infiltrate suspension that contains a ceramic material selected from the group consisting of an Al2O3-based ceramic material and a ZTA ceramic material;
c) infiltrating the foam with the ceramic infiltrate suspension;
d) debinding the ceramic material and burning out the foam; and
e) sintering; wherein the sintering comprises the steps of prefiring at a temperature in the range of 1400 to 1500° C., and hot isostatic pressing in an inert gas atmosphere at less than or equal to 1400 bar and a temperature of less than or equal to 1500° C.

US Pat. No. 10,334,766

SHIELD STRUCTURE

SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICA...

1. A shield structure, comprising:a shield bracket;
a shield cover; and
a shield layer;
wherein:
the shield cover is formed with one or more openings,
the shield cover is situated on the shield bracket, and
the shield layer is situated on the shield cover and extending beyond the one or more openings in a surface direction of the shield cover, with a conductive tape layer holding a bottom surface of the shield layer and a top surface of the shield cover together, and the shield layer covers all of the one or more openings.

US Pat. No. 10,334,765

RADIO FREQUENCY SHIELDING LOCK BOX

1. An electronic shielding device comprising: a housing having a lid member and a storage member; a locking unit for securing at least one fob utilizing a locking mechanism; and a plurality of attachment means connected with the housing through a hinge on a first bottom edge of the housing; whereby the electronic shielding device prevents the entry and exit of at least one radiating signal to and from the housing thereby securing at least one fob placed inside the storage member; and the locking unit having a center wall extended from an edge of a top wall of the lib member diagonal to the first bottom edge, two side walls extended from the center wall and the top wall of the lib member; and the locking unit having a cover with a hinge on a top edge of the center wall; the cover substantially flush with the center wall and the two side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,334,742

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRIC DEVICE BASED ON GLASS SUBSTRATE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an electronic device, the method comprising:preparing first mother glass and second mother glass;
forming, on the first mother glass, a plurality of device cells partially connected to the first mother glass through a plurality of first separating portions;
patterning a device circuit on each of the plurality of device cells;
forming, on the second mother glass, a plurality of cover cells partially connected to the second mother glass through a plurality of second separating portions;
forming a plurality of electronic devices by laminating the first mother glass and the second mother glass together such that the plurality of device cells are respectively aligned to the plurality of cover cells; and
separating the plurality of electronic devices from the first mother glass and the second mother glass by cutting the plurality of first separating portions and the plurality of second separating portions.

US Pat. No. 10,334,689

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND DEVICE

1. A lighting system, comprising:at least one power source;
a plurality of drivers;
an input selector coupled connected to the at least one power source and respective inputs of each of the plurality of drivers;
at least one light emitting diode light source;
an output selector coupled to respective outputs of each of the plurality of drivers and the at least one light emitting diode light source; and
a microcontroller configured to control the input selector to switch electrical connections between the at least one power source and each of the respective inputs of the plurality of drivers, and to control the output selector to switch electrical connections between the respective outputs of the plurality of drivers and the at least one light emitting diode light source, such that power is transmitted from the at least one power source to at least one light emitting diode light source by a selected one of the plurality of drivers with a respective input coupled to the input selector and a respective output coupled to the output selector.

US Pat. No. 10,334,682

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC BLEEDER CURRENT CONTROL

IML International, Grand...

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

US Pat. No. 10,334,661

METHODS AND REPEATER STATIONS FOR ABNORMALITY PROTECTION ON AN EXTENDED TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM

HYTERA COMMUNICATIONS COR...

1. A method for abnormality protection on an extended trunked radio system, the system being comprised of a plurality of sites each comprising a plurality of repeaters, the plurality of repeaters comprising a plurality of primary repeaters and a free repeater, the method comprising:monitoring, by a present repeater, in real time whether there occurs a communication abnormality on a repeater in a local site;
when there is detected a communication abnormality on the repeater in the local site, determining, by the present repeater, whether the abnormal repeater is the free repeater, wherein there only exists the free repeater in the local site at a time; and
when the abnormal repeater is a non-free repeater, updating and broadcasting, by the present repeater, state information of the abnormal repeater to other repeaters in the local site, and issuing the state information of the abnormal repeater to terminals within a coverage area of the abnormal repeater;
when the abnormal repeater is the free repeater, designating another repeater in the local site as the free repeater;
wherein state information of the repeater is included in a broadcasting state information frame, and wherein the broadcasting state information frame comprises a sequence number having a length of 2 bits, a free repeater number having a length of 4 bits, a plurality of state information units, and an address information unit, and wherein each of the plurality of the state information units comprises an information element TimeSlot1.State having a length of 1 bit, an information element TimeSlot1.Activity having a length of 1 bit, an information element TimeSlot2.State having a length of 1 bit, and an information element TimeSlot2.Activity having a length of 1 bit, and the address information unit comprises an information element TimeSlot1.HashedAddress having a length of 8 bits and an information element TimeSlot2.HashedAddress having a length of 8 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,334,628

PROGRAM EXECUTED IN TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER AND PROGRAM EXECUTED IN RECEIVER

NEC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program for causing a computer to execute a method of transmitting radio frames in a transmitter, the method comprising:a first step in which a generating circuitry generates a first radio frame having a first frame length and a second radio frame having a second frame length, wherein the first frame length represents header information of data to be transmitted, and the second frame length represents the data to be transmitted; and
a second step in which a transmitting circuitry transmits the first radio frame and the second radio frame one after another in accordance with a wireless communication scheme to transmit a radio frame when a wireless communication space is available and to wait to transmit a radio frame when the wireless communication space is not available.

US Pat. No. 10,334,419

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR OPTIMIZING MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION (MTC) DEVICE SIGNALING

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a machine type communication (MTC) accumulator, a first direct communication path tunnel with an eNodeB and a second direct communication path tunnel with a MTC application server (AS);
receiving, by the eNodeB, radio resource control (RRC) packet containing MTC data as a payload from a MTC user equipment (UE) device over an established radio bearer link;
locating, by the eNodeB, a MTC data forwarding indicator included in the RRC packet;
in response to locating the MTC data forwarding indicator included in the RRC packet, forwarding the MTC Data to the MTC accumulator; and
facilitating, by the MTC accumulator, a MTC communication session between the MTC UE device and the MTC application server identified by a MTC application server identifier contained in the MTC data over the established first and second direct communication paths, wherein the MTC accumulator maintains a MTC data repository that is used to map MTC paging identifiers identifying MTC UE devices to MTC application server identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,333,862

RESERVING RESOURCES IN AN ON-DEMAND COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT

III Holdings 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium storing code which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving instructions from a local resource broker based on a submission by a user, wherein the instructions are associated with compute resources to be used to process user workload, wherein the local resource broker, an on-demand compute environment and a local compute environment are each separate environments, wherein the local compute environment comprises a multiple node environment and includes an associated provider resource broker configured to manage compute resources of each node of the multiple node environment available to the user based on the submission by the user, wherein a specification of resources associated with the instructions is one of fully explicit, partially explicit, or fully implicit based on workload, and includes provisioning a support environment and adjustments to resource request timeframes including pre-allocation, allocation duration, and post-allocation timeframe adjustments;
determining a time duration, the time duration including at least a provisioning time duration allocated for provisioning overhead, a resource consumption time duration allocated for consuming compute resources in the on-demand compute environment based on the instructions, and a clean-up time duration allocated for cleaning up the on-demand compute environment after consuming the compute resources;
reserving, at a first time, the compute resources in the on-demand compute environment based on the instructions for use for the time duration; and
receiving a transfer of the user workload from the local compute environment to the on-demand compute environment such that the user workload consumes the reserved compute resources in the on-demand compute environment, the user workload having been submitted to the local compute environment.

US Pat. No. 10,333,838

FRAME TRANSMISSION METHODS AND DEVICES

UBTECH Robotics Corp., S...

1. A frame transmission method, comprising:generating a data frame, wherein the data frame comprises an arbitration field and a data field, the arbitration field comprising a frame mode indication sub-field indicating a frame mode of the data frame, and the data field comprising an instruction sub-field indicating instruction messages carried within the data frame; and
sending the data frame;
wherein the data frame is one of a standard data frame and an expanded data frame, a length of the frame mode indication sub-field in the standard data frame is less than a length of the frame mode indication sub-field in the expanded data frame, and the frame mode indication sub-field indicates purpose of the data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,333,759

RECEIVER FOR RECEIVING DATA IN A BROADCAST SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A receiver comprising circuitry configured to:receive, via broadcast receiver circuitry, in a broadcast signal forward error correction (FEC) encoded data representing a content item for a non-real-time event;
determine whether additional data is required to complete decoding of the content item;
in response to a determination result that additional data is required to complete the decoding of the content item based on the received FEC encoded data,
send a request to a server for redundancy data corresponds to specifically requested bit positions in the received broadcast signal,
receive the requested redundancy data via broadband receiver circuitry, and
complete the decoding of the content item based on the received redundancy data; and
process the content item as the non-real time event.

US Pat. No. 10,333,418

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A control device, applied to a flyback converter, the flyback converter comprising an auxiliary switch, the control device comprising:an output voltage integrator, configured to integrate an output voltage of the flyback converter to obtain an amplitude of a negative magnetizing current of the flyback converter;
a comparator controller, configured to compare the obtained amplitude of the negative magnetizing current with a reference value, and turn off the auxiliary switch according to a comparison result; and
a reference calculator, configured to set the reference value based on an input voltage of the flyback converter.

US Pat. No. 10,332,672

HEAT RADIATION UNIT AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE HAVING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat radiation unit that radiates heat generated during an operation of a wireless power transmitting device, the heat radiation unit comprising:two or more thermal conductive metal layers; and
an adhesive layer for attaching two neighboring thermal conductive metal layers to each other,
wherein each of the two or more thermal conductive metal layers has a thickness in such a way that a total eddy current loss occurring in the two or more conductive metal layers is smaller than that of a single thermal conductive metal layer corresponding a total thickness of the two or more thermal conductive metal layers, thereby minimizing loss of charging efficiency by an eddy current loss while maintaining heat radiation performance thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,330,392

THREE-DIMENSIONAL HEAT TRANSFER DEVICE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A three-dimensional heat transfer device, comprising:a vapor chamber comprising a chamber body and a first capillary structure, and the first capillary structure being disposed in the chamber body; and
a heat pipe comprising a pipe body and a second capillary structure, and the second capillary structure being disposed in the pipe body,
wherein the first capillary structure is connected to the second capillary structure by metallic bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,330,367

REFRIGERATOR HINGE BRACKET MECHANISM

VIKING RANGE, LLC, Green...

1. A hinge bracket mechanism for use with a hinge for a refrigerator door, said hinge bracket mechanism comprising,a hinge mounting plate mountable to a refrigerator door hinge;
an adjustment plate coupled to said hinge mounting plate for limited relative movement therebetween;
a lower adjustment block separate and apart from said hinge mounting plate and said adjustment plate, said lower adjustment block being coupled to said adjustment plate for relative movement therebetween, said lower adjustment block having an upper camming surface, said lower adjustment block being movable laterally relative to said adjustment plate;
an upper adjustment block separate and apart from said hinge mounting plate and said adjustment plate, said upper adjustment block being coupled to said adjustment plate for relative movement therebetween, said upper adjustment block being coupled to said hinge mounting plate for relative movement therebetween, said upper adjustment block having a lower cam following surface configured to ride upon said upper camming surface of said lower adjustment block to impart vertical movement of said upper adjustment block through lateral movement of said lower adjustment block, said upper adjustment block being movable laterally relative to said adjustment plate to impart lateral movement of said hinge mounting plate relative to said adjustment plate,
wherein said lower adjustment block is threadably coupled to a threaded lower adjustment bar mounted to said adjustment plate,
wherein said upper adjustment block is threadably coupled to a threaded upper adjustment bar mounted to said adjustment plate,
wherein said upper adjustment block includes an opening therethrough, wherein said adjustment plate has an oversized hole therethrough, and said hinge bracket mechanism further comprises a mounting bolt extending through said adjustment plate oversized hole, extending through said upper adjustment block opening, and coupled to said hinge mounting plate,
whereby lateral movement of the lower adjustment block causes vertical movement of the upper adjustment block, the hinge mounting plate coupled to the upper adjustment block, and the hinge coupled to the hinge mounting plate, and whereby lateral movement of the upper adjustment block causes lateral movement of the hinge mounting plate and the hinge coupled to the hinge mounting plate, whereby rotational movement of the lower adjustment bar causes lateral movement of the lower adjustment block, and whereby rotational movement of the upper adjustment bar causes lateral movement of the upper adjustment block.

US Pat. No. 10,330,285

LAMP FOR VEHICLE

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. A lamp for vehicle, comprising:at least one lamp unit;
a shield unit that shields a part of light generated from the at least one lamp unit;
a lens unit disposed in front of the shield unit; and
a heat radiation unit on which the at least one lamp unit is mounted,
wherein the at least one lamp unit includes a first lamp unit and a second lamp unit disposed on an upper side and a lower side based on an optical axis of the lens unit, respectively,
wherein the first lamp unit includes:
a first light source section including a plurality of light sources spaced apart from each other in a predetermined direction; and
a first reflection section including a plurality of reflectors configured to reflect light generated from each of the plurality of light sources in a forward direction,
wherein the second lamp unit includes:
a second light source section including a plurality of light sources spaced apart from each other in a predetermined direction; and
a second reflection section including a plurality of reflectors configured to reflect light generated from each of the plurality of light sources in the forward direction,
wherein each of the first light source section and the second light source section includes a central light source; and a plurality of side light sources spaced apart from each other on both sides of the central light source,
wherein any one of the central light source of the first lamp unit and the central light source of the second lamp unit is disposed in front of the other, and
wherein any one of the plurality of side light sources of the first lamp unit and the plurality of side light sources of the second lamp unit is disposed in front of the other.

US Pat. No. 10,329,242

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for the purification of an isomeric mixture of long chain amino acids (IIa) and (IIb) or an isomeric mixture of long chain amino acids (IIa) and (IIc) of the following structures:wherein m is an integer from 4 to 20, by recrystallization in an aqueous solution of organic carboxylic acid in the absence or presence of solvent, comprising:(1) dissolving an isomeric mixture of long chain amino acids in an aqueous solution of organic carboxylic acid by heating;
(2) cooling the solution of step (1) to crystallize the isomeric mixture of long chain amino acids; and
(3) recovering the isomeric mixture of long chain amino acid of step (2) by means of solid-liquid separation.

US Pat. No. 10,334,762

MOVABLE RACK

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. An apparatus for a movable rack comprising:an umbilical connection to deliver a fluid, an electrical current, a network connection, or any combinations thereof, to the movable rack;
a translating frame to move the umbilical connection to correspond with a movement of the movable rack;
a frame track connected to the translating frame and mounted parallel to the moveable rack's direction of movement, to move the translating frame parallel with the movement of the movable rack; and
a translating frame connector to connect the translating frame directly to the movable rack, the translating frame connector not directly connected to the umbilical connection or to the frame track.

US Pat. No. 10,334,747

CABLE HARNESSING FIXTURE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A fixture comprising:a first frame, horizontally oriented relative to a second frame, coupled to a member adjustable along a first plane;
a cable harnessing panel;
a plurality of lifts, coupled to the member, adjustable along a second plane that is vertical in relation to the first frame, the plurality of lifts configured to accept the cable harnessing panel; and
the second frame, vertically oriented relative to the first frame and coupled to the first frame, the second frame configured to accept a template for receiving a cable.

US Pat. No. 10,334,725

ADHESIVE BASED RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BUILDING SYSTEM

1. A system for assembling electronic circuits, comprising: connectable electronic components for forming an electronic circuit:a substrate comprising a non-conductive surface;
a set of conductive traces wherein the conductive traces can be deposited on or affixed to said surface of substrate;
a set of electronic component modules, each of said modules comprising a non-conductive housing portion comprising of a base, spacer, and cover, said base being planar with a plurality of vias connecting the top face of the base to the bottom face, said base having electrically conductive contact pads mounted on the bottom face over each via, said base having a plurality of conductive leads mounted on the top face comprising of a solder pad at one end and a via contact pad at the other end, said conductive leads mounted on the top face of the base such that the via contact pad of each conductive lead is positioned over a via, said vias in base filled with a conductive material such that the contact pads on the bottom face of the base are in electrical contact through the vias to the via contact pads of the conductive leads positioned over the vias on the top surface of the base, said base bottom face coated with a repositionable adhesive except where the contact pads mounted on the bottom face are located, said electronic components being mounted on said base and electronically connected to said conductive leads via the conductive lead's solder pads, said spacer being planar and having substantially the same planer dimensions as the base with a hole connecting the top surface of the spacer to the bottom surface of the spacer, said hole of said spacer being of sufficient dimensions to accommodate the electronic component mounted on the base, said spacer having planer thickness equal to or greater than the height of the electronic component mounted on the base, said spacer permanently attached to top face of base, said cover being planar and having substantially the same planer dimensions as said base, said cover permanently attached to top surface of spacer; at least one of said modules affixed to the substrate with at least one contact pad of said module in contact with a conductive trace deposited on or affixed to said surface of substrate to provide a solderless electronic connection thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,334,701

ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device comprising:a plurality of terminals electrically coupled to an external power source, at least a terminal of the plurality of terminals configured to supply power from the external power source over a wired connection to a first light emitter;
a network interface;
one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, using the network interface, first data from a client device, the first data indicating a first condition for activating the first light emitter;
storing second data associating the first condition with the first light emitter;
receiving, using the network interface, third data from the client device, the third data indicating a second condition for activating a second light emitter, the second light emitter including a second power source;
storing fourth data associating the second condition with the second light emitter;
obtaining first sensor data generated by a first sensor;
determining, using the first sensor data, that the first condition is satisfied;
based at least in part on the first condition being satisfied, causing the power from the first power source to be applied to the terminal to cause the first light emitter to emit light;
obtaining second sensor data generated by at least one of the first sensor or a second sensor;
determining, using the second sensor data, that the second condition is satisfied; and
based at least in part on the second condition being satisfied, transmitting, using the network interface, a signal to the second light emitter, the signal including a command to cause the second light emitter to emit light.

US Pat. No. 10,334,627

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED UPLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL IN LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network and comprising:a communication interface configured for transmitting signals to the wireless communication network and receiving signals from the wireless communication network; and
a processing circuit operatively associated with the communication interface and configured to:
perform a listen-before-talk (LBT) operation to assess whether a communication channel is clear to use for an uplink transmission by the wireless device;
begin transmitting an enhanced Reference Signal (RS), responsive to determining that the communication channel is clear, to thereby capture the communication channel; and
transition from transmission of the enhanced RS to transmission of uplink data at a defined time after capturing the communication channel, wherein uplink transmissions by the wireless device are performed in accordance with a defined uplink signal structure comprising recurring uplink frames with each uplink frame comprising a set of subframes, and wherein for a case where the LBT operation is performed prior to a given subframe boundary, the processing circuit is configured to make the transition from transmission of the enhanced RS to transmission of the uplink data at the given subframe boundary,
wherein the processing circuit is configured to transmit the enhanced RS according to configuration information that is at least in part signaled from the wireless communication network, and
wherein the configuration information defines or controls any one or more of the following items:
a frequency comb pattern or repetition factor to be used for mapping the enhanced RS to corresponding Resource Elements (REs) defined in association with the communication channel;
a bandwidth parameter to define or limit the bandwidth of the enhanced RS;
a cyclic shift parameter to define the cyclic shift used by the wireless device for transmission of the enhanced RS;
an orthogonal cover code (OCC) to be applied by the wireless device to the enhanced RS, at least for cases when the enhanced RS is transmitted in multiple symbol periods within a given subframe;
an enablement parameter, the value of which enables or disables use of the enhanced RS by the wireless device; and
a mode parameter, the value of which indicates that the enhanced RS is to be used only for uplink RS transmission after the LBT operation, while a legacy Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) is to be used in a last symbol of each configured subframe, for the remainder of the uplink transmission, or that the enhanced RS is to be used for both uplink RS transmission after the LBT operation and also in the remainder of the uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,334,440

NETWORK SERVICE ACCESS CONTROL

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising, under control of a processor:receiving, from a first party associated with a first communication session, a first service message including information of a first session attribute and associated with first identification information of the first party of the first communication session, the first identification information comprising an identifier of an access network connected to a terminal associated with the first party;
retrieving, from an authorization registry, first authorization information corresponding to the first identification information, the first authorization information indicating the first party lacks permission to utilize the first session attribute when the terminal associated with the first party is connected to the access network;
in response to the first authorization information indicating the first session attribute is not permitted:
determining a second session attribute different from the first session attribute based at least in part on downgrade information associated with the first session attribute;
determining a first status message based at least in part on the first service message, the first status message comprising information of the second session attribute; and
transmitting the first status message via a communications interface to a second party of the communication session;
receiving, from a third party associated with a second communication session, a second service message including information of a third session attribute and associated with second identification information of the third party of the second communication session, the third session attribute comprising a media capability of a terminal associated with the third party;
retrieving, from the authorization registry, second authorization information corresponding to the second identification information;
in response to the second authorization information indicating the third party is not permitted to use the media capability:
determining a second status message comprising a service-failure message based at least in part on the second service message, the service-failure message comprising an indication that the third party is disallowed from utilizing the media capability; and
transmitting the second status message via the communications interface to the third party.

US Pat. No. 10,333,756

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK TO AVERAGE POWER RATIO IN A SIGNAL

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...


US Pat. No. 10,333,543

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER WITH NOISE-SHAPED DITHER

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuit to apply noise-shaped dither after a sampling phase, the ADC circuit comprising:a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit having a capacitor array; and
a dither control circuit configured to control, after the sampling phase, a selection between:
at least two capacitors, including:
a capacitor in the array to receive a dither signal; and
a capacitor in the array to be set dependent on a comparator decision during a conversion,
wherein, over a number of conversions, the dither control circuit is configured to change the selection of which capacitor receives the dither signal and which capacitor is to be set dependent on a comparator decision during the conversion.

US Pat. No. 10,332,723

ION FOCUSING DEVICE

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a plurality of electrode arrangements spaced apart from each other opposite an ion propagation axis and defining an ion transfer channel that extends along the ion propagation axis that tapers between an input end that is situated to receive ions and an output end that is situated to couple the received ions to an input end of an ion guide;
wherein the electrode arrangements are arranged in respective electrode arrangement surfaces;
wherein at least one of the electrode arrangements includes a plurality of RF electrodes extending in the direction of the ion propagation axis in the surface of the at least one electrode arrangement so that RF electrodes are situated to direct the ions away from the at least one electrode arrangement;
wherein the at least one electrode arrangement includes a plurality of traveling wave electrode sets interspersed between the RF electrodes and extending in the direction of the ion propagation axis in the surface of the at least one electrode arrangement so that the traveling wave electrode sets are situated to direct the ions towards the output end of the ion transfer channel.

US Pat. No. 10,332,133

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FILTERING BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

CBS INTERACTIVE INC., Sa...

1. A system for organizing asset data, the system comprising:a database storing asset data items in an ontological index defining relationships between individual asset data items, wherein the relationships are defined based on metadata associated with each asset data item, and wherein each asset data item represents an item comprising a product, a service, an article, video content, a website, user generated content, or an advertisement; and
at least one computer processor;
at least one memory operatively coupled to the at least one computer processor and having computer readable instructions stored thereon which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
receive information over a distributed network from a social graph of one or more social media platforms that are external to the database to identify a user review stored in the one or more social media platforms and corresponding to an individual item not represented by an asset data item in the ontological index;
determine, based on the user review of the individual item, one or more correlative relationships between the individual item and at least one asset data item in the ontological index;
generate a new asset data item representing the individual item, including metadata for the new asset item based on the one or more correlative relationships; and
store the new asset data item in the database in a manner that is integrated into the ontological index.

US Pat. No. 10,331,923

RFID ISOLATION TUNNEL WITH DYNAMIC POWER INDEXING

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

1. A method of utilizing an RFID scanning enclosure with dynamic power indexing, comprising:varying parameters of the enclosure in real-time to handle a variety of carton sizes;
configuring a target carton which is about to be scanned;
adjusting the enclosure for each carton's needs;
combining any number of input parameters prior to scanning the target carton; and
tuning the enclosure to needs and characteristics of each individual carton; and
wherein the input parameters can be any combination of following: Carton ID, TID, RSSI, Read Count, Inlay type, Power Level, Reader On Time, Delay, and conveyor speed.

US Pat. No. 10,331,521

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for monitoring a robot operating system, the method comprising:obtaining process identities of to-be-monitored nodes in a group of to-be-monitored nodes;
inquiring about state information of processes corresponding to the process identities;
determining whether the to-be-monitored nodes are operating normally, based on the state information of the processes; and
outputting information that the group of to-be-monitored nodes is abnormal, in response to a number of normally operating to-be-monitored nodes in the group of to-be-monitored nodes being below a predetermined threshold, wherein the predetermined threshold is acquired through an inquiry of preset monitoring configuration information,
wherein the monitoring configuration information further comprises names of executable files corresponding to the to-be-monitored nodes and names of function packs comprising the executable files; and
before the obtaining process identities of to-be-monitored nodes in a group of to-be-monitored nodes, the method further comprises:
determining executable files to be executed, according to the names of the executable files, and the names of the function packs comprising the executable files;
executing the executable files to be executed to start the to-be-monitored nodes; and
recording the process identities of the to-be-monitored nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,331,138

STANDARD SCENE-BASED PLANNING CONTROL METHODS FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:sensing, by a data processing system within an autonomous vehicle, a driving environment surrounding the autonomous vehicle based on sensor data obtained from a plurality of sensors mounted on the autonomous vehicle;
generating, by a planning module within the autonomous vehicle based on sensing the driving environment, motion planning and control data to drive the autonomous vehicle from a first point to a second point of a path within a predetermined route, the motion planning and control data including information specifying driving parameters at different points in time along the path;
segmenting, by a path analysis module hosted within the autonomous vehicle, the path from the first point to the second point into a plurality of path segments;
for at least one of the path segments, identifying one of a plurality of predetermined driving scenes that matches motion characteristics of the corresponding path segment;
modifying the motion planning and control data associated with the path segments based on predetermined motion settings of the plurality of path segments; and
driving, by a control module within the autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle through the path segments of the path based on the modified motion planning and control data.

US Pat. No. 10,330,305

INTEGRAL CONDUIT MODULAR LIGHTING

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A device for illumination, comprising:a conduit body;
a light board including electrical circuitry on a substrate with a first side and a second side defining opposing planar surfaces;
a light engine module comprising an array of light sources arranged on the first side of the substrate with driving circuitry that supplies electrical excitation to the array of light sources;
said second side engaging an adhesive layer to secure the light engine module to a heat sink;
said heat sink mounted on the conduit body;
a lens module having an interior lens surface engaged and secured to the adhesive layer to provide a water tight seal to prevent the entry of water onto the electrical circuitry; and
a gasket secured to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,329,928

ROTOR-STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A rotor-stator assembly for a gas turbine engine, the assembly comprising:a rotor including a layer of ceramic material forming an abrasive coating deposited on its tip, said abrasive coating layer being constituted mainly by zirconia and possessing a void ratio less than or equal to 15%; and
a stator arranged around the rotor and provided facing the tip of the rotor with a layer of ceramic material forming an abradable coating, said abradable coating layer being constituted mainly by zirconia possessing a void ratio lying in a range 20% to 50% with pores including size less than or equal to 50 ?m to control a porosity of the abradable coating layer so as to provide the abradable coating with an erosion resistance, and wherein
the porosity of the abradable coating layer presents a distribution that is bimodal with fine pores of a size less than or equal to 5 ?m and medium pores of a size lying in a range 15 ?m to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,329,240

PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION OF LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS AND DIBASIC ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for the separation from an aqueous stream of long chain amino acid, dibasic acid, short chain alkylamine, and alkanoic acid of the following structures:
from at least two of them in an alkali hydroxide hydrolysis mixture of the mixed amide derivatives of the following structures:

wherein m is an integer from 0 to 10;
n is an integer from 6 to 20;
X is OR or NR1R2, wherein OR is OH, C1-C8 monohydric alcohol, or C1-C8 polyhydric alcohol, and R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or C1-C8 alkyl group;
comprising:
(1) cooling the alkali hydroxide hydrolysis solution of mixed amides to precipitate a mixture of alkali salts of long chain amino acid and dibasic acid;
(2) separating the mixture of alkali salts of long chain amino acid and dibasic acid by means of solid-liquid separation to provide a mother liquor comprising alkali salt of alkanoic acid; and
(3) separating long chain amino acid and dibasic acid from their mixture or a mixture of their alkali salts by acidification-extraction of long chain dibasic acid with an extractant solvent and an acid, or by selective dissolution of the alkali salt of long chain amino acid in an aqueous solvent, or by selective dissolution of long chain dibasic acid in an aqueous solution of ammonium hydroxide, or ammonium bicarbonate, or ammonium carbonate or their mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,329,082

SHOWER DOOR GLASS PANE PACKAGING ASSEMBLY

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A packaging assembly comprising:a base sized to receive at least one shower door glass pane;
at least one shower door glass pane received within the base; and
a handle mounted to the base; and
wherein the base further comprises at least one corner protector sized to receive the at least one shower door glass pane;
wherein the at least one corner protector is further defined as at least one internal corner protector;
at least one external corner protector sized to receive an external corner of the base;
wherein a first fastener is provided on the at least one internal corner protector; and
wherein a second fastener is provided on the at least one external corner protector to fasten to the first fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,328,958

LIGHT SIGNAL

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A light signal usable for rail-bound traffic routes, the light signal comprising:a light source having an emission characteristic and emitting light flux;
an optical system downstream of said light source;
at least one smart glass element disposed in the light flux;
at least one ambient light sensor; and
a control device configured for adjusting the emission characteristic of said light source and configured for transmission adjustment of said at least one smart glass element, said control device having a signal input side connected to said at least one ambient light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,328,457

COMPOUND ELLIPTICAL REFLECTOR FOR CURING OPTICAL FIBERS

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a reflector housing,
a compound elliptic cylindrical reflector removably mounted to the reflector housing, the compound elliptic cylindrical reflector comprising a first elliptic cylindrical reflector and a second elliptic cylindrical reflector contiguously joined and having a co-located focus,
a light source mounted to the reflector housing and positioned at a second focus of the first elliptic cylindrical reflector, wherein radiation emitted from the light source is focused by the compound elliptic cylindrical reflector on to the co-located focus,
an opening in the compound elliptic cylindrical reflector positioned symmetrically about a major axis of the first elliptic cylindrical reflector and on an opposing side of the light source from the co-located focus,
wherein the opening is positioned along the major axis of the first elliptic cylindrical reflector corresponding to the second focus, and wherein a size of the opening is less than a minor axis of the first elliptic cylindrical reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,334,758

PROCESS FOR INCREMENTALLY COMMISSIONING MECHANICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN A DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for incrementally commissioning mechanical infrastructure in a data center, wherein the method comprises:installing a power distribution system in the data center, where the power distribution system is configured to provide electrical power support to a plurality of sets of rack computer systems in a plurality of computer spaces in the data center;
installing a set of power system mechanical infrastructure which is configured to provide cooling support to the power distribution system;
verifying that the set of power system mechanical infrastructure is configured to provide cooling support to the power distribution system, wherein the verifying comprises:
simulating electrical power consumption by the plurality of sets of rack computer systems, based on operation of a set of load banks electrically coupled to the power distribution system, wherein the set of load banks are test loads that simulate the electrical power consumption of one or more live loads, such that the power distribution system generates heat as a result of supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the plurality of sets of rack computer systems; and
operating the set of power system mechanical infrastructure, concurrently with the power distribution system supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the plurality of sets of rack computer systems, such that the set of power system mechanical infrastructure removes the heat generated by the power distribution system as a result of supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the plurality of sets of rack computer systems;
installing a set of power distribution infrastructure in a computer space, of the plurality of computer spaces, such that the set of power distribution infrastructure is configured to supply electrical power received from the power distribution infrastructure to rack computer systems installed in the computer space;
installing a set of computer space mechanical infrastructure proximate to the computer space, wherein the set of computer space mechanical infrastructure is configured to provide cooling support to a set of rack computer systems, of the plurality of sets of rack computer systems, and power distribution infrastructure located in the computer space; and
verifying that the set of computer space mechanical infrastructure is configured to provide cooling support to a set of rack computer systems, of the plurality of sets of rack computer systems, and power distribution infrastructure located in the computer space, wherein the verifying comprises:
simulating electrical power consumption by the set of rack computer systems in the computer space, based on operation of at least one load bank electrically coupled to the set of power distribution infrastructure in the computer space, wherein the at least one load bank is at least one test load that simulates the electrical power consumption of one or more live loads, such that the power distribution infrastructure generates heat, in the computer space, as a result of supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the set of rack computer systems; and
operating the set of computer space mechanical infrastructure, concurrently with the power distribution infrastructure supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the set of rack computer systems in the computer space, such that the set of computer space mechanical infrastructure removes, from the computer space, the heat generated by the power distribution infrastructure as a result of supporting the simulated electrical power consumption by the set of rack computer systems.

US Pat. No. 10,334,721

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURING METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic component comprising:a first substrate that comprises a first substrate surface;
a second substrate that is arranged on the first substrate and has a thermal expansion coefficient different from a thermal expansion coefficient of the first substrate;
a connecting member that connects the first substrate and a peripheral edge portion of the second substrate; and
a third substrate that is mounted on a surface of the second substrate except for the peripheral edge portion,
wherein the third substrate has a surface on which an electronic device is mounted,
wherein the third substrate, has a thermal expansion coefficient different from the thermal expansion coefficient of the second substrate,
wherein the thermal expansion coefficient of the second substrate is between the thermal expansion coefficient of the third substrate and the thermal expansion coefficient of the first substrate, and
wherein the second substrate is fixed to the first substrate by the connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,716

MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS OF PROVIDING THERMAL MANAGEMENT AND BOARD LEVEL SHIELDING

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A component configured for inclusion in an electronic device, the component comprising:a heat spreader; and
a thermal interface material and/or one or more walls of electromagnetic interference shielding material disposed on the heat spreader;
wherein the component is configured to be installed in the electronic device and define a thermally-conductive heat path from one or more heat sources of the electronic device to one or more other parts of the electronic device, including one or more electronic components of the electronic device, such that heat is transferrable along the thermally-conductive heat path from the one or more heat sources to the one or more other parts of the electronic device, including the one or more electronic components of the electronic device, whereby the heat transfer increases a temperature of the one or more other parts of the electronic device and thereby makes device temperature more uniform;
wherein the component includes the thermal interface material that is configured to compressively contact an unused portion of a circuit board of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,684

COMMISSIONING, DECOMMISSIONING AND TESTING OF A SMART SENSOR-DRIVEN LED LIGHTING SYSTEM WITHOUT GATEWAY

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lighting system comprising:at least one light source;
a sensor, wherein the sensor:
is adapted for creating and/or expanding a wireless network between the sensor and the at least one light source;
is adapted to operate in at least one of the following operating modes including a sensing mode, a pairing mode, a testing mode, and a network destruction mode; and
comprises a commissioning button for switching between operating modes, in particular between the sensing mode and the pairing mode and/or between the sensing mode and the testing mode and/or between the sensing mode and the network destruction mode; and
a wireless control module for establishing the creation and/or expansion of the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,334,469

APPROACHES FOR EVALUATING CALL QUALITY

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

1. An apparatus comprising:a communication circuit including a server communicatively coupled to a broadband communication network, the communication circuit configured and arranged to receive a first set of data characterizing or representing audio from a call made over the broadband communication network; and
a processing circuit coupled to the communication circuit and configured and arranged to simulate quality of the data characterizing or representing the audio by performing operations including:
characterizing a post-transmission quality state of the first set of data; and
forming a model data set by generating a second set of data including a characterization or representation of audio that is different from the audio of the call, the second set of data being adjusted to include characteristics indicative of the post-transmission quality state of a first set of data based on a post-transmission process applied to the first set of data.

US Pat. No. 10,334,282

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LIVE BROADCASTING BASED ON LIVE BROADCASTING APPLICATION

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A live broadcasting method on a social network based on a live broadcasting application, comprising:managing log-in accounts including:
a personal account for an individual on the social network, and
a public account for an organization on the social network;
adding the personal account and the public account into an association relationship table, when any personal account is associated with any public account, such that the correspondence therebetween may be queried later;
displaying a first button corresponding to public live broadcasting;
obtaining a public account associated with a log-in account logging in to the live broadcasting application, when a trigger operation on the first button is detected, wherein the log-in account is the account currently logging in to the live broadcasting application, and the log-in account is a personal account; and
sending a live video streaming to respective audience sides corresponding to the public account,
wherein the first button is configured to control an operation of switching from the personal account to the public account for live broadcasting, and different users log in to the live broadcasting application using the public account at different times and on a same device or different devices.

US Pat. No. 10,334,097

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISABLING ALARM IN DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for disabling an alarm in a device, the method comprising:determining whether a condition for disabling a preset alarm in the device is satisfied when a powering-off event for the device is detected; and
disabling the preset alarm in the device to prevent the preset alarm from being activated when the device is in a powered-off state when the condition for disabling the preset alarm in the device is satisfied,
wherein determining whether the condition for disabling the preset alarm in the device is satisfied comprises:
acquiring flight itinerary information from a short message and/or schedule information stored in the device;
finding in the device whether there is a preset alarm within a time range of the flight itinerary information; and
determining that the condition for disabling the preset alarm in the device is satisfied when it is found that the preset alarm is within the time range of the flight itinerary information.

US Pat. No. 10,333,662

MULTIPLE USER (MU) SHORT FEEDBACK RESPONSE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein at least one of the communication interface or the processing circuitry configured to:
generate a trigger frame that requests feedback responses from a plurality of other wireless communication devices;
transmit the trigger frame to the plurality of other wireless communication devices;
receive simultaneously, in response to the trigger frame and based on agreed-upon parameters between the wireless communication device and the plurality of other wireless communication devices, the feedback responses that include a first feedback response from a first other wireless communication device within a first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) resource unit (RU) as specified by the agreed-upon parameters and a second feedback response from a second other wireless communication device within the first OFDMA RU or a second OFDMA RU as specified by the agreed-upon parameters; and
determine that the first feedback response includes a first feedback response value from the first other wireless communication device when the first feedback response includes energy on a first OFDMA sub-carrier set within the first OFDMA RU and substantially no energy on a second OFDMA sub-carrier set within the first OFDMA RU; and
determine that the first feedback response includes a second feedback response value from the first other wireless communication device when the first feedback response includes substantially no energy on the first OFDMA sub-carrier set within the first OFDMA RU and substantially includes energy on the second OFDMA sub-carrier set within the first OFDMA RU.

US Pat. No. 10,333,640

RANGE EXTENSION FOR COMBINED DATA AND POWER LINE

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. An apparatus for range extension for a combined data and power line, comprising:a first port for connecting a first combined data and power line, wherein the first port has a first and a second electrical contact,
a first charge pump for refreshing a DC voltage, wherein the first charge pump is connected via a first inductive assembly to the first and the second contact of the first port, so that the first charge pump can refresh a first DC supply voltage applied to the first and to the second contact of the first port,
a second port for connecting a second combined data and power line, wherein the second port has a first and a second electrical contact,
wherein the first charge pump is connected via a second inductive assembly to the first and the second contact of the second port in order to apply the refreshed first DC supply voltage to the first and to the second contact of the second port,
a first physical interface for receiving a first differential data signal, wherein the first physical interface is connected via a first transformer and a first capacitive assembly to the first and the second contact of the first port in order to receive a first differential data signal applied to the first contact and the second contact of the first port, and
a second physical interface connected to the first physical interface for providing the first differential data signal,
wherein the second physical interface is connected via a second transformer and a second capacitive assembly to the first and the second contact of the second port in order to apply the first differential data signal to the first contact and to the second contact of the second port.

US Pat. No. 10,333,621

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION WITH SOME COMPENSATION OF NONLINEAR OPTICAL EFFECTS

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus comprising:an optical front-end circuit configured to transmit or receive an optical communication signal; and
a signal processor operatively connected to the optical front-end circuit and configured to:
apply an electronic phase rotation to digital samples representing the optical communication signal; and
determine a phase value for the electronic phase rotation using pre-filtering of the digital samples performed by a low-pass filter prior to applying a squaring operation to the digital samples.

US Pat. No. 10,333,579

MULTI-MODE CONFIGURABLE TRANSCEIVER WITH LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHES

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A configurable radio frequency (RF) transceiver comprising:a radio frequency (RF) receive path having a first switch and configured to receive a RF input signal when the first switch is in an open position;
a first RF transmit path having a second switch and configured to provide a first output signal when the second switch is in a closed position and the first switch is in a closed position; and
a second RF transmit path having a third switch and configured to provide a second output signal when the third switch is in a closed position, the first switch is in the closed position, and the second switch is in an open position, the second RF transmit path comprising a balun having a primary winding and a secondary winding having a first end coupled to the first RF transmit path through a capacitor and a second end coupled to a ground potential through the third switch,
wherein the first switch, the second switch, and the third switch are integrated together with the RF receive path, the first RF transmit path, and the second RF transmit path within a same integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,333,341

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH BATTERY FOR DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. An LED driver system having a backup energy source, the system comprising:a first AC mains input configured for coupling to an AC mains power source;
a voltage regulation circuit coupled to the AC mains input and receiving AC or rectified AC power, the voltage regulation circuit having one or more bus coupling I/Os;
a voltage to current converter circuit having one or more bus coupling I/Os and a regulated current output configured to drive a light source comprising one or more light emitting diodes;
an energy storage management system coupled to a removable energy storage device and having one or more bus coupling I/Os, the energy storage management system comprising:
a converter controlling a voltage on the energy storage device and charging and discharging rates of the energy storage device; and
a controller controlling the converter, the controller also receiving feedback from the converter,
wherein the voltage regulator circuit and the voltage to current converter circuit each comprise a controller, and wherein the combination of these two controllers is programmed, coded, or wired to receive AC power from the AC mains power source and convert this to a regulated current for driving the light source when the energy storage management system is decoupled from the system;
a bus having at least data and power channels, wherein the energy storage management system, the voltage regulator circuit, and the voltage to current converter circuit are all coupled to the bus; wherein
the voltage regulation circuit or the voltage to current converter circuit comprises a master controller and the master controller controls the controller of the energy storage management system as well as a controller of whichever of the voltage regulation circuit or the voltage to current converter does not comprise the master controller; and wherein
the master controller is programmed, coded, or wired to control:
driving the light source from a simultaneous combination of the energy storage device and the AC mains power source;
simultaneous charging the energy storage device and driving the light source from the AC mains power source; and
driving the light source from the energy storage device when the AC mains power source is not available.

US Pat. No. 10,332,363

CONTROLLER AND INTERFACE FOR HOME SECURITY, MONITORING AND AUTOMATION HAVING CUSTOMIZABLE AUDIO ALERTS FOR SMA EVENTS

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving configuration data comprising an association of at least one of a plurality of premises zones with corresponding audio content, wherein the plurality of premises zones are associated with corresponding devices located at a premises, and wherein at least a portion of the corresponding devices are associated with a security system located at the premises;
receiving premises data indicative of one or more events associated with the premises;
determining that the premises data is associated with a first premises zone of the plurality of premises zones;
determining, based on the configuration data and the determining that the premises data is associated with the first premises zone, a portion of the audio content associated with the first premises zone; and
causing, based on the determining the portion of the audio content, output of the portion of the audio content.

US Pat. No. 10,332,314

HANDS-FREE ASSET IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An asset management system comprising:an asset tracking database storing an asset location and one or more identifying characteristics of each of a plurality of networking assets;
a first position location arrangement used outdoors;
a second position location arrangement used inside a building;
an application executable on a display device communicatively connected to the asset tracking database, the application executable to:
receive a work order associated with at least one asset among the plurality of networking assets;
based on a current location of the display device determined by one of the first position location arrangement and the second location arrangement and the at least one asset associated with the work order, display one or more directions to the asset; and display one or more work instructions to be performed on the asset; and
wherein the application is further executable to capture at least one of an image and video of work while the one or more work instructions are performed with a camera of the display device for validation purposes.

US Pat. No. 10,332,283

VISUALIZED RE-PHYSICALIZATION OF CAPTURED PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND/OR PHYSICAL STATES

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:identifying, via least one computing device, one or more content objects comprising physical signals or physical states, or a combination thereof, representative of one or more physical attributes obtained from one or more physical objects or events, or a combination thereof;
generating one or more virtual physical objects at least in part via transformation, in accordance with one or more virtual physical laws, of the one or more identified content objects to reflect one or more virtual physical attributes that do not exist in a physical world in addition to or as replacement for, or a combination thereof, the one or more physical attributes of the identified content objects, wherein the one or more virtual physical objects comprise binary digital representations of content perceivable by a user;
evolving the one or more virtual physical objects over time substantially according to a set of principles specified for a particular virtual environment; and
generating user-perceivable output content comprising decreasing levels of detail for the one or more virtual physical objects for a corresponding plurality of sequential periods of time via the at least one computing device, wherein the plurality of sequential periods of time comprises a time compression zone for a particular period of time of the plurality of sequential periods of time depicting a discontinuous decrease in velocity for at least one of the one or more virtual physical objects entering the time compression zone.

US Pat. No. 10,332,118

EFFICIENT PREVENTION OF FRAUD

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A method for selective identification of biometric data for efficient compression, the method comprising:(a) determining, by an evaluation module operating on a biometric device, if a set of biometric data acquired from a subject satisfies a quality threshold indicating sufficiency of quality for subsequent automatic or manual biometric recognition, while satisfying a set of predefined criteria that includes criteria for achieving efficient compression of a corresponding type of biometric data, which includes estimating an expected amount of compression artifacts that data compression would introduce to the set of biometric data, accessing a table that relates amounts of compression artifacts introduced in biometric data to predetermined threshold levels for biometric recognition, and comparing the expected amount with a corresponding threshold level indicated by the table for the biometric recognition, the determination including the estimation, the access and the comparison performed prior to performing data compression on the set of acquired biometric data; and
(b) classifying, based on the determination, whether to retain the set of acquired biometric data for subsequent data compression.

US Pat. No. 10,331,644

PROCESS AND FRAMEWORK FOR FACILITATING INFORMATION SHARING USING A DISTRIBUTED HYPERGRAPH

Georgetown University, W...

1. A process for accessing data in a distributed knowledge hypergraph, the process comprising:submitting, by a first client device, a first request for data graphed as an element in a distributed knowledge hypergraph, wherein the first request is submitted via a common hypergraph application programming interface;
receiving, by a first hypergraph server, the first request from the first client device and determining by the first hypergraph server a reference for a location of the element, wherein the reference for the location of the data includes identification of a second hypergraph server;
messaging the second hypergraph server by the first hypergraph server in a peer-to-peer communication using a defined hypergraph transfer protocol (HGTP) based on the reference of the location of the data, wherein the message includes a request for the data and a location of the first hypergraph server;
receiving at the first hypergraph server from the second hypergraph server, the data in a return peer-to-peer communication using the defined hypergraph transfer protocol (HGTP); and
providing the data to the first client device from the first hypergraph server in a response to the first request via the common hypergraph application programming interface.

US Pat. No. 10,330,887

FLEXIBLE MEMBRANES CONNECTED TO MOVABLE LENSES OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display system, comprising:a display housing;
one or more displays within the display housing;
a first lens and a second lens operably associated with the one or more displays, wherein a lateral distance between the first and second lenses is adjustable such that an adjustment of the lateral distance changes dimensions of internal areas around the first lens and second lens;
a perimeter frame coupled to a proximal perimeter portion of the display housing; and
a flexible membrane having a region extending between the first and second lenses, wherein:
the region of the membrane is configured to resiliently expand as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses increases and to resiliently contract as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses decreases, rather than leaving the internal areas around the first lens and second lens exposed, such that the flexible membrane shields the one or more displays of the display housing from at least one of light, dust, and impact;
the flexible membrane is configured to cover a user's nose when the user is wearing the display system;
the flexible membrane is made at least primarily of fabric or polymeric material;
the region of the membrane is a first region of the membrane;
the membrane has a second region extending between the first lens and the perimeter frame; and
the second region of the membrane is configured to resiliently contract as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses increases and to resiliently expand as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,330,789

PROXIMITY SENSOR SYSTEM WITH AN INFRARED OPTICAL ELEMENT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A proximity sensor system for detecting presence of an object proximate to the proximity sensor system, the proximity sensor system comprising:a light emitter configured to project light in a first direction;
an optical element configured to steer the light from the light emitter from the first direction to a second direction that is non-parallel to the first direction, the optical element having:
a first surface configured to receive the light from the light emitter;
a second surface that is non-parallel to the first surface, the second surface configured to transmit a first portion of the light in the second direction and internally reflect a second portion of the light from the light emitter that is distinct from the first portion of the light from the light emitter; and
a third surface configured to prevent internal reflection of the second portion of the light by the third surface; and
a sensor configured to detect at least a portion of the first portion of the light returned from the object and transmitted through the second surface and the first surface of the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,330,501

COUNTING SENSOR HAVING A CORRECTION FUNCTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. Counting sensor for counting the number of rotations or linear displacements of an object, wherein the counting sensor has the following:one single Wiegand module, which is composed of a Wiegand wire having a coil surrounding the Wiegand wire;
at least one sensor element;
a processing electronic circuit, which is connected to the sensor element, and which is configured to evaluate an output signal that is output from the sensor element; and
a permanent magnet arrangement, which is movable relatively to the Wiegand module in one direction as well as in a direction that is opposite to said one direction, wherein the permanent magnet arrangement is configured to be arranged at the object such that the permanent magnet arrangement effects the rotations or linear displacements together with the object; wherein:
upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said one direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates a voltage impulse, if a north pole or a south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a first position, and, upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said opposite direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates a voltage impulse, if the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a second position that is different from the first position,
in an autonomous mode, in which the counting sensor is not supplied with outside energy, the processing electronic circuit is supplied with energy, which is provided by the Wiegand module,
the processing electronic circuit is configured, after detecting the voltage impulse output from the Wiegand module
(i) to obtain direction information about whether the permanent magnet arrangement moves in said one direction or in said opposite direction by the evaluation of the output signal of the sensor element, and
(ii) to obtain magnetic pole information about whether the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at the first or the second position by the evaluation of the output signal of the sensor element or by the determination of the polarity of the voltage impulse generated by the coil of the Wiegand module;
a data storage for storing a value, which indicates the number of the rotations or of the linear displacements; and
a tracking information storage for storing tracking information, which indicates whether the south pole or the north pole of the permanent magnet arrangement has come to pass a particular tracking position or not, wherein the north pole or the south pole is located at the tracking position, if a magnetic field, which corresponds to the north pole or to the south pole, is oriented parallel to the Wiegand wire and acts maximally on the magnetic domains of the Wiegand wire; wherein:
the processing electronic circuit is configured
(i) to incorporate both the direction informations and also the magnetic pole informations in a sequence, to determine the number of the rotations or of the linear displacements of the object on the basis of the direction informations and the magnetic pole informations, and to store the corresponding value [of said number] in the data storage, and
(ii) to perform, on the basis of said sequence and the tracking information, an error detection to the effect whether one of the turns or one of the linear displacements of the object has not been recognized partially or completely, and
(iii) to determine a corresponding correction of said number and to correct said value upon detection of an error.

US Pat. No. 10,330,302

GAS-FREE LIGHT BULB DEVICE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A gas-free light bulb device comprising:a lamp head;
a heatsink mounted on the lamp head and having
a mounting slot defined in the heatsink; and
a driver circuit board mounted in the mounting slot;
a bulb mounted on the heatsink and having a cavity defined in the bulb;
a glass core column mounted in the mounting slot of the heatsink and extending in the cavity of the bulb;
multiple filament assemblies suspended on the glass core column indirectly electrically connected to the driver circuit board; and
a resilient extending element mounted on the glass core column and having
a resilient rubber sleeve mounted around the glass core column, wherein a thermal expansion coefficient of the resilient rubber sleeve is higher than a thermal expansion coefficient of the glass core column; and
multiple resilient extending rubber bars formed on and protruding radially outward from the resilient rubber sleeve and corresponding to the multiple filament assemblies, and an outer end of each resilient extending rubber bar connected to a corresponding filament assembly;
wherein, when the gas-free light bulb device is not operated under room temperature, an inner diameter of the resilient rubber sleeve is not larger than an outer diameter of the glass core column such that the resilient rubber sleeve is mounted tightly on a lower position of the glass core column and is unable to slide, at the meantime, the resilient extending rubber bars are curved and apply resilient force to the filament assemblies and the resilient rubber sleeve;
wherein, when the gas-free light bulb device is operated with rising temperature, the resilient rubber sleeve is heated and expanded to make the inner diameter larger than the outer diameter of the glass core column, at the meantime, the resilient rubber sleeve is loosened relative to the glass core column, and resilient force of the resilient extending rubber bar drives the resilient rubber sleeve to slide upward along the glass core column to an upper position of the glass core column and to pivot the multiple filament assemblies upward relative to the glass core column until the bottom end of each filament assembly contacts the bulb an inner wall of the cavity and conducts heat of each filament assembly to the bulb.

US Pat. No. 10,330,100

PUMP, PUMP ASSEMBLY AND LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A pump assembly comprising:a plurality of pumps, each of the pumps comprising a pump body, a single first fluid port, a single second fluid port, a first connecting member and a second connecting member, the single first fluid port and the single second fluid port respectively located at adjacent sides of the pump body, the first connecting member being disposed on the single first fluid port, the second connecting member being disposed on the single second fluid port, the first connecting member of one of the pumps being detachably connected to the second connecting member of another of the pumps, such that each of the pumps is detachably connected to any of the other pumps.

US Pat. No. 10,329,482

CLASS OF ORGANIC PHOSPHORS BASED ON DERIVATIVES OF BENZIMIDAZOXANTHENOISOQUINOLINONE FOR LED LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

12. A luminescent material comprising at least an organic phosphor defined by formula IA and optionally also an organic phosphor defined by formula IB:wherein G1-G12 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, R1, OR1, NHR1, and NR2R1, wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from C1-C18alkyl, C6-C24aryl, and C6-C24heteroaryl, and wherein when the organic phosphor defined by formula IB is available in the luminescent material, the phosphor defined by formula IB and the phosphor defined by formula IA have a molar ratio of 1B/1A ?0.1, and wherein one or more of G2 and G7 comprises independently a group selected from the group consisting of R1, OR1, NHR1, and NR2R1, and wherein at least four of G1-G12 for the organic phosphor IA independently are H, and wherein independently one or more of G2 and G7 for the organic phosphor IA comprise R1 or OR1, with R1 being defined by formula II;wherein D, E, I, L and M are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, R3, OR3, NHR3, and NR4R3, and wherein R3 and R4 are independently selected from C1-C18alkyl, C6-C24aryl, and C6-C24heteroaryl,the luminescent material, comprising an organic phosphor selected from the group consisting of
6,16-diphenyl-8H-benzo[3,4]isochromeno[7,8,1-def]benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-b]isoquinolin-8-one;
6,16-diphenoxy-8H-benzo[3,4]isochromeno[7,8,1-def]benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-b]isoquinolin-8-one;
16-phenoxy-8H-benzo[3,4]isochromeno[7,8,1-def]benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-b]isoquinolin-8-one;
6,16-bis(4-(2,4,4-trimethylpentan-2-yl)phenoxy)-8H-benzo[3,4]isochromeno[7,8,1-def]benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-b]isoquinolin-8-one; and
16-(4-(2,4,4-trimethylpentan-2-yl)phenoxy)-8H-benzo[3,4]isochromeno[7,8,1-def]benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-b]isoquinolin-8-one.

US Pat. No. 10,329,241

PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION OF LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS AND DIBASIC ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for the separation of long chain amino acid, dibasic acid, short chain alkylamine, and alkanoic acid of the following structures:from at least two of them in an alkali hydroxide hydrolysis mixture in an aqueous solvent of the mixed amide derivatives of the following structures:
wherein m is an integer from 0 to 10;
n is an integer from 6 to 20;
X is OR or NR1R2, wherein OR is OH, C1-C8 monohydric alcohol, or C1-C8 polyhydric alcohol, and R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or C1-C8 alkyl group;
comprising:
(1) cooling the hydrolysis solution to crystallize and to separate the alkali salt of long chain dibasic acid by means of solid-liquid separation to provide an aqueous solvent solution;
(2) distilling the aqueous solvent solution of step (1) to recover the solvent and to recover alkylamine; and
(3) cooling the residual solution of step (2) to precipitate and to separate the alkali salt of long chain amino acid by means of solid-liquid separation to provide a mother liquor comprising the alkali salt of alkanoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,328,997

SUBSURFACE SEISMIC DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic receiver deployment system comprising:a deployment apparatus having a hydrodynamic body;
a tow line configured for a tow vessel towing the hydrodynamic body through a water column; and
a carrier line engaged with the deployment apparatus, the carrier line having a plurality of seismic sensors coupled therealong for deployment from the tow vessel;
wherein the deployment apparatus is configured to control tension in the carrier line for deployment of the seismic sensors from the tow vessel to a bottom surface of the water column by way of the carrier line, while the hydrodynamic body is towed through the water column by the tow line.

US Pat. No. 10,334,754

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

AIC INC., Taoyuan (TW)

1. A heat dissipation device, comprising:a mounting seat;
a fan hung on the mounting seat; and
a frame connected with the fan;
wherein the fan has an air outlet and an air inlet opposite to the air outlet, the air inlet is disposed facing to the mounting seat, the frame is arranged surrounding the air inlet and clamped between the mounting seat and the air inlet;
wherein a gap between the mounting seat and the air inlet is sealed by the frame clamped between the mounting seat and the air inlet of the fan, and a hot airflow flowing back from the air outlet is thereby prevented from being sucked into the air inlet; and
wherein a latching slot is defined on the mounting seat, a latch is arranged on the frame, wherein the latch is hollow with an axial through-hole extending entirely through the latch, an end of the latch is inserted entirely through the frame to directly contact the fan, the other end of the latch is correspondingly snapped with the latching slot and thereby the fan is hung on the mounting seat.

US Pat. No. 10,334,751

ELECTRONICS RACK POST WITH INTEGRATED POWER AND DATA SUPPLY

Middle Atlantic Products,...

1. An electronics rack for storing electronic components, the rack comprising:a base frame;
a top frame;
at least four vertical posts, each end of each vertical post attaching to the top frame and base frame and providing structural support for the rack;
wherein at least one of the vertical posts includes a post frame having two side walls and a back wall that are attached to one another to form a channel with an open front and an interior, and at least one access panel removably attached to the post frame so as to close off at least a portion of the open front of the channel, the removal of the access panel providing access to the interior of the channel, and
at least one electrical communication assembly selected from a group consisting of a data connector assembly, an electrical outlet assembly, and a circuit breaker assembly is removably attached to the post frame.

US Pat. No. 10,334,741

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS WITHIN DRILLED HOLES OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising applying a triggering condition to a conductive polymer positioned in a drilled hole in a printed circuit board to vertically expand the polymer within the drilled hole such that the expanded polymer creates an electrically conductive path between contact pads located in different layers of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,334,679

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STAGE-BASED CONTROL RELATED TO TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for a lighting system, the system controller comprising:a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal, the first signal being related to a dimming-control phase angle;
a second controller terminal coupled to a first transistor terminal of a transistor, the transistor further including a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal, the second transistor terminal being coupled to a winding;
a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal of the transistor; and
a fourth controller terminal coupled to a resistor and configured to receive a second signal, the second signal representing a magnitude of a current flowing through at least the winding, the third controller terminal, the fourth controller terminal, and the resistor;
wherein the system controller is configured to, in response to the first signal satisfying one or more predetermined conditions:
cause the second signal to ramp up and down during a first duration of time, the first duration of time starting at a first time and ending at a second time, the second time being the same as or later than the first time; and
cause the second signal to ramp up and down during a second duration of time, the second duration of time starting at a third time and ending at a fourth time, the fourth time being the same as or later than the third time;
wherein the system controller is further configured to:
in response to the dimming-control phase angle increasing from a first angle magnitude to a second angle magnitude, keep the first duration of time at a first predetermined constant;
in response to the dimming-control phase angle increasing from the second angle magnitude to a third angle magnitude, increase the first duration of time; and
in response to the dimming-control phase angle increasing from the third angle magnitude to a fourth angle magnitude, keep the first duration of time at a second predetermined constant.

US Pat. No. 10,334,666

INDUCTION MODULE AND INDUCTION HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction module for powering one or more induction coils of an induction hob, the induction module at least comprising:an induction generator for providing electrical power to an induction coil;
a controller for controlling the induction generator;
a communication interface for coupling the induction module with a user interface;wherein the controller is adapted to operate the induction module at least according to a first and a second configuration mode, wherein in the first configuration mode, the induction module is configured to directly communicate with the user interface, and wherein in said second configuration mode, the induction module is adapted to be operated either according to a master module configuration or a slave module configuration, wherein in the master module configuration, the induction module is configured to receive user interface information from the user interface and provide operation information to one or more slave induction modules based on said user interface information, and wherein in the slave module configuration, the induction module is configured to receive operation information from a master induction module and operate the induction generator according to said operation information.

US Pat. No. 10,334,635

POWER OVER ETHERNET ADAPTER WITH COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROGRAMMING AND USING SAME

Mitel Networks Corporatio...

1. A wireless broadcasting device comprising:a wireless broadcasting transmitter;
a plurality of conductors to provide current between a powerable device, different from the wireless broadcasting transmitter, coupled to the wireless broadcasting device and a power sourcing equipment coupled to the wireless broadcasting device, wherein at least two of the plurality of conductors are coupled to the wireless broadcasting transmitter; and
a circuit coupled to two or more of the plurality of conductors comprising a zener diode coupled in series to the two or more of the plurality of conductors, the circuit configured to provide power to the wireless broadcasting transmitter only once a presence of the powerable device has been verified by the circuit detecting a predetermined operating voltage from the power sourcing equipment that is greater than a verification voltage applied beforehand, which greater voltage results from said verification of the presence of the powerable device,
wherein the zener diode has a zener voltage greater than the verification voltage, and
wherein the circuit does not interfere with said verification between the power source equipment and the powerable device, and allows the wireless broadcasting device to function with either polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,334,630

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER-OVER-CONTROL PLANE MESSAGING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A method for managing a wireless network traffic comprising:designating a first resource block of a first base station for access by a random access channel (RACH);
designating a first plurality of random access subframes associated with the first resource block for access by a user-over-control plane message;
receiving a random access signal from a concentrator that collects the random access signal from an endpoint;
forwarding the random access signal to the first base station over a random access subframe, the random access signal received on the RACH using the wireless network, the random access signal attempting to access one of the first plurality of designated random access subframes; determining if the random access signal is the user-over-control plane message;
in response to determining the random access signal is the user-over-control plane message, processing the random access signal on the one of the first plurality of designated random access subframes;
receiving the random access signal from a concentrator that collects the random access signal from an endpoint at a second base station;
designating a second resource block of the second base station for access by the RACH, the second resource block corresponding to the first resource block of the first base station; and
designating a second plurality of random access subframes associated with the second resource block for access by the user-over-control plane message, the second plurality of random access subframes corresponding to the first plurality of random access subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,334,353

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

Goertek Inc., Weifang, S...

9. An electronic product comprising a loudspeaker module, the loudspeaker module is provided at a corner of the electronic product, and the loudspeaker module comprising a housing, a loudspeaker unit and a side sound uttering structure, the housing having different sides and being provided with an inner cavity for receiving and fixing the loudspeaker unit and a vibrating diaphragm of the loudspeaker unit partitions the inner cavity into a front sound cavity and a rear sound cavity, wherein the front sound cavity is in communication with at least two sound uttering holes, and the at least two sound uttering holes are distributed on the different sides of the housing, wherein the rear sound cavity is sealed and in communication with the outside of the electronic product only through damping holes, and the electronic product has different housing sidewalls that are provided individually with several sound transmission openings, in correspondence with different sides of the loudspeaker module that are provided with the sound uttering holes.

US Pat. No. 10,332,975

EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Ai...

1. An epitaxial substrate for a HEMT device A composition comprisinga base substrate composed of SiC and having a main surface with a (0001) plane orientation;
a nucleation layer formed on one main surface of said base substrate and composed of AlN;
an electron transit layer formed on said nucleation layer and composed of a group 13 nitride with a composition of AlyGa1-yN(0?y ?1);
a spacer layer formed on said electron transit layer; and
a barrier layer formed on said electron transit layer and composed of a group 13 nitride with a composition InzAl1-zN (0.13?z?0.23) or AlwGa1-wN (0.15?w ?0.35), wherein
a (0001) plane of said base substrate has an off angle of 0.1° or more and 0.5° or less, and
an intermediate layer composed of a group 13 nitride with a composition AlxGa1-xN (0.01?x?0.4) is further provided between said nucleation layer and said electron transit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,332,882

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE OVER SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION REGION AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a first active region and a second active region divided by a shallow trench isolation (STI) region;
a protective structure formed over the STI region at the boundary of the second active region of the substrate, comprising a first dummy gate stack, a first conductive layer, a storage layer present between the first conductive layer and the first dummy gate stack, and a protective spacer present between the first conductive layer and the first dummy gate stack, wherein the first dummy gate stack comprises a first gate dielectric layer in contact with the STI region and a second conductive layer over the first gate dielectric layer and wherein the protective spacer is in contact with the STI region and abuts the second conductive layer;
a first semiconductor structure formed over the first active region of the substrate, comprising a first gate structure with a second gate dielectric layer and a third conductive layer over the second gate dielectric layer, wherein the first semiconductor structure is free of high-k dielectric layer; and
a second semiconductor structure formed over the second active region of the substrate, comprising a high-k dielectric layer and a metal gate layer over the high-k dielectric layer, wherein the protective structure is present between the first semiconductor structure and the second semiconductor structure, wherein the first semiconductor structure has less number of gate dielectric layers than at least one of the protective structure and the second semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,332,615

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODEL-BASED TRACKING OF CHANGES IN AVERAGE GLYCEMIA IN DIABETES

University of Virginia Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a real-time estimate of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of a patient from a self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) measurement, and tracking changes in average glycemia of said patient over time, said method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a fasting SMBG measurement from said patient;
computing, by a processor, a glycation value using said fasting SMBG measurement in a predetermined glycation equation;
outputting, by a processor, said glycation value as an initial estimate of HbA1c upon initialization of tracking of said patient's average glycemia;
updating, by a processor, said glycation value by using an updated SMBG value in said predetermined glycation equation, said updated SMBG value being based on a subsequent fasting SMBG measurement from said patient;
computing, by a processor, an updated estimate of HbA1c using said initial estimate of HbA1c and said updated glycation value in a predetermined HbA1c estimation equation; and
outputting, by a processor, said updated estimate of HbA1c to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,332,294

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HEAD UP DISPLAY (HUD) OF AERIAL REFUELING OPERATION STATUS AND SIGNALING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for providing information to a pilot of a receiver aircraft during a refueling operation, wherein a tanker aircraft includes a hose for supplying fuel to the receiver aircraft and a refueling coupler coupled to an end of the hose, the method comprising:receiving, at a first transceiver located at the receiver aircraft, refueling information from a second transceiver located at the tanker aircraft, wherein the refueling information comprises a length of the hose that has been deployed;
receiving, from a vision system located at the receiver aircraft, image information indicative of the hose and the refueling coupler;
processing the image information to determine a position of the receiver aircraft with respect to a fuel transfer zone (FTZ) based on the length of the hose that has been deployed; and
displaying, on a head up display (HUD) of the pilot of the receiver aircraft, a visual representation of the position of the receiver aircraft with respect to the FTZ.

US Pat. No. 10,332,267

REGISTRATION OF FLUOROSCOPIC IMAGES OF THE CHEST AND CORRESPONDING 3D IMAGE DATA BASED ON THE RIBS AND SPINE

Broncus Medical Inc., Sa...

1. A computer implemented method to assist with registering 3D data with fluoroscopic images of a thorax of a patient comprising the steps of:receiving the fluoroscopic images of the thorax including an anatomical structure which is visible under fluoroscopy;
approximating a candidate location of the anatomical structure based on the fluoroscopic images;
receiving a 3D data set of the anatomical structure in the thorax; and
registering the 3D data set with the fluoroscopic images based on the approximating step; and
wherein the registering step employs a routine on a computer to automatically calculate an optimal transformation that optimizes the alignment cost between the candidate location of the anatomical structure with the anatomical structure of the 3D data set.

US Pat. No. 10,332,061

MAIL MANIFEST SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Express Scripts Strategic...

12. A method comprising:engaging a staging conveyor to advance a package located thereon onto an injection conveyor;
engaging the injection conveyor to accelerate the package on the injection conveyor from a still position to inject the package into an open slot on an outflow conveyor, the injection conveyor being oriented substantially perpendicular to the outflow conveyor;
capturing an image of the package on the outflow conveyor;
detecting an identifier on the package from the image;
determining an intended destination for the package based on the identifier; and
routing the package to an accumulation area for packages intended for the intended destination.

US Pat. No. 10,331,792

LOCALIZATION OF EMBEDDED DATABASES

TG Inc, Berkeley, CA (US...

1. Apparatus includingan application program (app) development device including instructions interpretable to develop an app suitable for execution on a mobile device, and program elements in the app having a first format presenting displayable media to a user when using the app, in a first presentation natural language, and a second format presenting displayable media to a translator when the translator adds a second presentation natural language, the program elements providing at least one localization database; wherein said app combined with said localization database provides an app providing output in at least a first natural language;
instructions rewriting the program elements in the app from the first format into the second format, providing said displayable media in a human readable format to a translator station, the human readable format including the context of presenting displayable media to a user when using the app, in the first presentation natural language, and sending the displayable media to the translator station;
said translator station interpreting instructions to present said human-readable format to a translator in the context of presenting displayable media to a user when using the app, and to accept editing input from said translator in the context of presenting displayable media to a user when using the app, revising said human-readable format into a second natural language without substantial change in human meaning; and
instructions in response to said input from said translator, providing revision instructions to alter the program elements in the app, to direct those program elements to include said second natural language in said localization database, and to direct those program elements to provide a revised localization database.

US Pat. No. 10,331,483

SCHEDULING DATA ACCESS JOBS BASED ON JOB PRIORITY AND PREDICTED EXECUTION TIME USING HISTORICAL EXECUTION DATA

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a job request, the job request including a primary data access job, one or more preliminary data access jobs, and a requested completion time for the primary data access job;
determining execution durations of the primary data access job and the one or more preliminary data access jobs based on historical data describing execution durations for prior executions of the primary data access job and execution durations for prior executions of the one or more preliminary data access jobs;
determining a target completion duration comprising a duration between an earliest start time for initiating execution of the one or more preliminary data access jobs and the requested completion time;
determining one or more subsets of the one or more preliminary data access jobs, wherein individual ones of the one or more subsets include serially dependent preliminary data access jobs and are characterized by an execution duration, and each of the one or more subsets of the serially dependent preliminary data access jobs combined with the primary data access job are characterized by a total execution duration;
identifying a first subset of the one or more subsets of the one or more preliminary data access jobs as a time-sensitive subset having a smallest time difference between the target completion duration and the total execution duration of the serially dependent preliminary data access jobs;
scheduling start times for the primary data access job and the time-sensitive subset to begin execution such that the time-sensitive subset is given priority for start times over start times for a second subset of the one or more subsets;
executing the time-sensitive subset at the scheduled start times for the one or more preliminary data access jobs in the time-sensitive subset;
providing result data of the one or more preliminary data access jobs in the time-sensitive subset to the primary data access job prior to the scheduled start time of the primary data access job;
begin executing the primary data access job by the scheduled start time so the primary data access job completes at or before the requested completion time, the primary data access job generating output data in response to the job request; and
adjusting a start time for the at least one of the one or more preliminary data access jobs in the time-sensitive subset based on real time monitoring of status of the one or more preliminary data access jobs in the time-sensitive subset.

US Pat. No. 10,330,868

PLUGGABLE FIBER LOOPBACK APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FIBER OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. A loopback apparatus for use with a fiber optical system, comprising:at least one input optical fiber having input and output ends;
at least one output optical fiber having input and output ends;
an optical system that defines an optical path and that is configured to optically couple the output end of the at least one input optical fiber with the input end of the at least one output optical fiber over the optical path;
a thin-film filter (TFF) disposed in the optical path and configured to provide a select amount of optical attenuation of at least 1 dB for light traveling over the optical path; and
an adapter having a first end and a second end, the first end attached to the input end of the at least one input optical fiber and the output end of the at least one output optical fiber, the second end configured to receive at least one transmit optical fiber and at least one receive optical fiber to place the at least one transmit optical fiber in optical communication with the at least one input optical fiber and to place the at least one receive optical fiber in optical communication with the at least one output optical fiber such that an optical signal from the at least one transmit optical fiber is attenuated by the TFF and propagated to the at least one receive optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,330,818

MULTI-COMPONENT INDUCTION LOGGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING REAL-TIME OBM BOREHOLE CORRECTION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A logging method for determining a boundary between a first formation and a second formation that comprises:conveying a logging tool into a borehole, wherein the logging tool comprises:
a longitudinal tool axis and a perpendicular tool axis,
a tilted transmit antenna, wherein the titled transmit antenna produces an electromagnetic field;
a tilted receive antenna, which receives a transmitter receiver coupling measurements that include at least direct coupling along a longitudinal tool axis (Czz), direct coupling along a perpendicular axis (Cxx), and cross coupling along the longitudinal and a perpendicular axes (Cxz);
transmitting an electromagnetic field into a formation with a tilted transmit antenna;
measuring the transmitter receiver coupling between the tilted transmit antenna and the tilted receive antenna;
combining a plurality of the coupling measurements to obtain an inversion parameter;
performing an inversion process to determine a vertical conductivity based at least in part on the inversion parameter;
determining borehole corrections by multi-component induction logging data from said multi-component transmitter receiver coupling measurements based at least in part on said vertical conductivity;
displaying a log based at least in part on at least one of said borehole corrections; and
displaying a boundary between a first formation and a second formation.

US Pat. No. 10,330,210

UTILIZING CLEAN GAS TO RELIABLY OPERATE MAIN AND PILOT RELIEF VALVE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A relief valve assembly comprising:a main relief valve positioned adjacent a valve seat of a pressure vessel containing a sour gas, the main relief valve comprising:
a main valve diaphragm selectively sealable against the valve seat of the pressure vessel, the valve diaphragm enclosing a valve dome containing an inert clean gas; and
a hollow valve tube in pressure communication with the valve dome; and
a pilot relief valve in pressure communication with the pressure vessel and the valve dome of the main relief valve, and having a pilot seat selectively sealable against the hollow valve tube, the pilot relief valve comprising:
a biasing mechanism in communication with the pilot seat to urge the pilot seat toward sealed engagement with the hollow valve tube; and
a sense diaphragm attached to the pilot seat and enclosing a sense cavity that contains the inert clean gas and is in pressure communication with the valve dome and the pressure vessel so that when a pressure in the pressure vessel exceeds a predetermined level, pressure within the sense cavity urges the sense diaphragm and the pilot seat away from the hollow valve tube releasing the inert clean gas from the valve dome, which in turn allows compression of the valve diaphragm so that it separates from the valve seat, thereby allowing sour gas to escape from the pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,330,121

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AXIAL COMPRESSOR WITH SECONDARY FLOW

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

4. A method of improving at least one of a performance and a stability of an axial compressor, the method comprising:directing a main fluid flow through the axial compressor from a first stage to at least a downstream second stage, the first stage including a first rotor and a first stator, and the second stage including a second rotor and a second stator, the second rotor having a plurality of blades, each blade of the plurality of blades having a tip proximate a second rotor portion of a second stage shroud housing disposed over the second rotor;
receiving in a first plenum defined by a first stator portion of a first stage shroud housing a secondary fluid having a first static pressure from the second stage through a second plenum defined by the second rotor portion and a second stator portion of the second stage shroud housing, the second plenum in communication with the first plenum, the first stage shroud housing including the first stator portion coupled to the first stator and a first rotor portion that encloses the first rotor, the first stage shroud housing spaced a distance apart from the second stage shroud housing; and
directing the secondary fluid into the first stator of the first stage and disrupting the main fluid flow through the first stator, the disrupted main fluid flow flowing outward from the first stator toward the tip of each blade of the plurality of blades of the second rotor, the main fluid flow through the first stator having a second static pressure that is less than the first static pressure,
wherein the directing the secondary fluid into the first stator further comprises:
directing the secondary fluid into the first stator such that the secondary fluid flows from a first end of the first stator through an internal passage defined through a vane of the first stator and exits into a hub cavity defined between a hub of the first stator and a rotating seal coupled to a first rotor of the first stage, the secondary fluid flowing from the hub cavity through a gap defined between the first rotor and the first stator into a first side of the first stator disrupting the main fluid flow through the first stator, the first side of the first stator upstream from a second side of the first stator.

US Pat. No. 10,329,685

DEVICE INTENDED FOR IMPLEMENTING AN ANODIZATION TREATMENT AND ANODIZATION TREATMENT

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A device for performing anodizing treatment on a part, the device comprising:a treatment chamber comprising a part to be treated and a counter-electrode situated facing the part to be treated, the part to be treated constituting a first wall of the treatment chamber and the counter-electrode constituting a wall of the treatment chamber situated facing the first wall;
a generator, a first terminal of the generator being electrically connected to the part to be treated and a second terminal of the generator being electrically connected to the counter-electrode; and
a system for storing and circulating an electrolyte, the system comprising:
a storage vessel, different from the treatment chamber, for containing the electrolyte, the treatment chamber having a volume that is less than the volume of the storage vessel; and
a circuit for circulating the electrolyte in order to enable the electrolyte to flow between the storage vessel and the treatment chamber,
wherein the counter-electrode is arranged not to be immersed in the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,329,168

VESSEL AND METHOD FOR TREATING CONTAMINATED WATER

EXTERRAN WATER SOLUTIONS ...

1. A method for removing immiscible fluid from contaminated water from a source, the method comprising:(a) providing a water treatment vessel having a plurality of chambers, an inlet weir extending across the plurality of chambers and an immiscible fluid weir extending across the plurality of chambers and spaced from the inlet weir;
(b) transmitting contaminated water from the source toward a first one of the plurality of chambers by an injection line;
(c) providing bubble generation means for generating bubbles;
(d) generating and injecting the bubbles into the injection line;
(e) allowing the bubbles and contaminated water to mix in the injection line to form an inlet fluid;
(f) injecting the inlet fluid into the first one of the plurality of chambers at an inlet adjacent a first section of the inlet weir;
(g) allowing the inlet fluid to pass over the inlet weir;
(h) allowing cleaned water and a remaining mixture of immiscible fluid and gas bubbles to separate from each other;
(i) allowing the cleaned water to flow downwardly in said first one of said plurality of chambers and be directed to a next section of the inlet weir in a next one of the plurality of chambers;
(j) draining off the cleaned water from one of the plurality of the chambers through a cleaned water outlet;
(k) in each of said next one of said chambers, allowing a remaining mixture of immiscible fluid and gas bubbles to float across each of the plurality of chambers and over the immiscible fluid weir; and
(l) allowing the immiscible fluid to collect in a trough within the plurality of chambers and flow out an immiscible fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,328,562

HANDHELD KITCHEN APPLIANCE ASSEMBLY

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A handheld kitchen appliance assembly comprising:a drive unit including a housing, a rechargeable battery disposed within the housing, and a motor disposed within the housing and powered by the battery;
a tool including an attachment portion for releasably connecting the tool to the drive unit, the tool selectively driven by the drive unit when the tool is connected to the drive unit;
a charging unit including a cavity sized and shaped to receive a portion of the drive unit, the charging unit having a power supply and configured to send a charging current to the battery of the drive unit to recharge the battery when the drive unit is received within the cavity; and
a cradle including an opening sized and shaped to support the tool when the tool is disconnected from the drive unit, the cradle having a linkage engagable with the charging unit for selectively connecting the cradle to the charging unit,
wherein the charging unit includes a plurality of recesses, each of the recesses sized and shaped to receive the linkage of the cradle; and
wherein the plurality of recesses is arranged around a perimeter of the charging unit, and wherein the cradle can be positioned at different angles relative to the charging unit by engaging with different recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,334,764

OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH A COOLING STRUCTURE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An outdoor display apparatus to display an image, comprising:a case;
a display module disposed inside of the case to display the image;
a flow path controller configured to control an amount of cold air between a front surface and a rear surface of the display module;
a first cooling flow path disposed inside of the case, including a plurality of first flow paths formed by a part of a plurality of cooling channels, and configured to pass air around the display module; and
a second cooling flow path disposed inside of the case, including a plurality of second flow paths formed by a remainder of the plurality of cooling channels, and configured to introduce air from an outside, to exchange heat with the air in the first cooling flow path, and to discharge the introduced air to the outside of the apparatus;
wherein:
the plurality of cooling channels includes an air inlet and an air outlet to form the plurality of the first flow paths and the plurality of the second flow paths,
the air in the first flow path and the air in the second flow path are counter-flowed, and
the flow path controller is disposed to face the air outlet of the cooling channel forming the first flow path among the plurality of cooling channels, and configured to divide the cold air flowing from the first flow path by moving between upper side and lower side of the air outlet of the cooling channels forming the first flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,334,760

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HELICAL COOLING TOWER FOR EFFICIENT COOLING

1. A computing structure, comprising: a first row of computing components disposed in a first mount coupled to a central axis member, the first row emanating from the central axis member in a first direction; a second row of computing components disposed in a second mount coupled to the central axis member above the coupling of the first mount, the second row emanating from the central axis member in a second direction offset from the first direction; and a third row of computing components disposed in a third mount coupled to the central axis member above the coupling of the second mount, the third row emanating from the central axis member in a third direction offset from the first direction and offset from the second direction, wherein the first row, the second row, and the third row are part of a helical pattern of rows of computing components configured about the central axis member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,757

COOLING METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for conveying heat away from an electronic component, the method comprising:inserting the electronic component through an opening of a conformable thermal interface sleeve into an interior portion of the conformable thermal interface sleeve, whereby the interior portion embraces both a first side surface of the electronic component and a second side surface of the electronic component;
positioning a first angular surface of a first heat conducting wedge against a first angular outer surface of the conformable thermal interface sleeve;
positioning a second angular surface of a second heat conducting wedge against a second angular outer surface of the conformable thermal interface sleeve;
positioning a first thermal channel adapted to conduct heat away from the first heat conducting wedge in contact with the first heat conducting wedge;
positioning a second thermal channel adapted to conduct heat away from the second heat conducting wedge in contact with the second heat conducting wedge; and
positioning a manifold in contact with the first thermal channel and the second thermal channel.

US Pat. No. 10,334,756

MANIFOLD STRUCTURES HAVING AN INTEGRATED FLUID CHANNEL SYSTEM AND ASSEMBLIES COMPRISING THE SAME

1. An assembly comprising:a manifold structure, the manifold structure comprising:
a fluid inlet;
a fluid outlet, wherein the fluid inlet is for receiving a cooling fluid into the manifold structure, and the fluid outlet is for removing the cooling fluid from the manifold structure;
a first cooling surface and an opposite second cooling surface, wherein:
the first cooling surface comprises a cooling chip inlet opening fluidly coupled to a cooling chip outlet opening;
the fluid inlet is fluidly coupled to the cooling chip inlet opening; and
the second cooling surface comprise a cavity;
a first integrated fluid channel fluidly coupling the cooling chip outlet opening to the cavity;
a second integrated fluid channel fluidly coupling the cavity to the fluid outlet;
a cooling chip comprising a plurality of microchannels, wherein the cooling chip is coupled to the first cooling surface of the manifold structure such that the plurality of microchannels is fluidly coupled to the cooling chip inlet opening and the cooling chip outlet opening.

US Pat. No. 10,334,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK AND OFF-PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND BY MONITORING, CONTROLLING AND METERING LIGHTING IN A FACILITY

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A method for metering energy use in a facility having a plurality of lighting fixtures, comprising:wirelessly transmitting an override signal from a first lighting fixture to a first group of lighting fixtures within a first transmission range;
receiving the override signal at the first group of lighting fixtures;
wirelessly retransmitting the override signal from one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures to a second group of lighting fixtures within a second transmission range, wherein the second transmission range is outside of the transmission range of the first lighting fixture;
receiving the retransmitted override signal at the second group of lighting fixtures and, in response to the retransmitted override signal: (a) conducting an override at the second group of lighting fixtures and (b) reporting a status update from each of the second group of lighting fixtures to a master controller via at least one retransmission by one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures;
metering, by the master controller, lighting system energy usage using at least the status update from the second group of lighting fixtures retransmitted to the master controller by the one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures; and
evaluating a parameter near the first lighting fixture using a sensor coupled to control circuitry local to the first lighting fixture;
wherein the first lighting fixture is configured to wirelessly transmit the override signal based on the evaluated parameter; and
wherein at least one lighting fixture of the first group of lighting fixtures and the second group of lighting fixtures retransmits the override signal to the master controller.

US Pat. No. 10,334,697

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING ILLUMINATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of displaying an illumination, the method comprising implementing at least one processor to:determine, based on illumination information, an illumination area produced by an illumination source in a virtual space and projected to a layer of the virtual space corresponding to a viewpoint of a scene displayed by a display device, wherein the illumination area is a triangular area including a first vertex corresponding the illumination source, and second and third vertexes defining a base surface;
determine a boundary area in the illumination area, wherein the boundary area comprises a boundary and outer portions of the illumination area that are less than all of the illumination area and extend adjacent to the boundary from the first vertex to the base surface;
generate, by overlaying the layer on the scene, an illumination effect produced by the illumination source in the boundary area; and
control the display device to display the illumination effect.

US Pat. No. 10,334,664

ELECTRIC WATER-HEATER WITH ADJUSTABLE POWER

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. A system comprising:a heating device comprising at least one heating means supplied by an AC power grid;
a control module for controlling said heating device;
a water tank, the heating device heating the water of the tank;the system being characterised in that the heating means is supplied via a switching converter rectifying the alternating current of the grid into direct current, the switching converter being controlled by the control module in accordance at least with descriptive data of a state of said power grid, so as to adjust the power of the heating means;wherein the control module controls each power device in accordance with a power set point issued by a managing element, wherein the managing element is:
configured to issue a power set point reducing the consumption of the heating means when the descriptive data of a state of said power grid are characteristic of a present deficit and/or of a future excess amount of energy of renewable origin within said power grid, so as to reduce the energy capacity of the tank, and/or
configured to issue a power set point increasing the consumption of the heating means when the descriptive data of a state of said power grid are characteristic of a present excess amount and/or a future deficit of energy of renewable origin within said power grid, so as to increase the energy capacity of the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,334,288

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ZERO OVERHEAD PARALLEL ENTROPY DECODING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method for multiplexing of encoded sub-streams, comprising:multiplexing, by an encoding device, a first portion of each of a plurality of encoded sub-streams into a multiplexed stream;
modeling, by a multiplexing controller the encoding device, decoding of each of the plurality of encoded sub-streams;
determining, by the multiplexing controller of the encoding device, based on the modeling of decoding of each of the plurality of encoded sub-streams, that a first decoder of a decoding device decoding the first portion of a first encoded sub-stream of the plurality of encoded sub-streams will use additional data associated with the decoding of the first portion of the first encoded sub-stream before a second decoder of the decoding device utilizes the first portion of a second encoded sub-stream of the plurality of encoded sub-streams; and
appending to the multiplexed stream, by the encoding device, a second portion of the first encoded sub-stream corresponding to the required additional data for the first decoder after the first portion of the second encoded sub-stream in the multiplexed stream, responsive to the determination;
wherein appending the second portion of the first encoded-sub-stream to the multiplexed stream further comprises:
appending, by the encoding device, the second portion of the first encoded sub-stream to the multiplexed stream before appending additional portions of the other encoded sub-streams into the multiplexed stream, the second portion of the first encoded sub-stream concatenated with the multiplexed stream without an intervening header.

US Pat. No. 10,334,153

IMAGE PREVIEW METHOD, APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

Hisense Mobile Communicat...

7. A mobile device, comprising a primary camera module, a secondary camera module, a memory having instructions stored thereon and a processor in communication with the primary camera module, the secondary camera module and the memory, which is configured to execute the instructions to:synchronously obtain preview images of a current scene captured from different angles by a primary camera module and a secondary camera module operating in a dual-camera photographing preview mode;
calculate, a depth of field of each pixel unit comprised in the preview images based on a phase difference occurring based on a distance and an angle between the primary camera module and the secondary camera module;
obtain a foreground depth of field of a preset target area in a preview image included in the preview images;
determine an area comprising all pixel units having a depth of field beyond a range as a background area;
perform blurring processing on the background area by using a preset blur coefficient;
control output of an image comprising the preset target area and a blurring-processed background area as a real-time preview image of the current scene; and
wherein the pixel unit is one of a pixel or a pixel block comprising a plurality of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,333,742

TERMINATION FOR WIRE PAIR CARRYING DC AND DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALS USING ISOLATION TRANSFORMER WITH SPLIT PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WINDINGS

Linear Technology Holding...

1. A power and communication system for providing differential data and DC power on a wire pair comprising:a DC power supply having a positive voltage terminal and a negative voltage terminal;
an isolation transformer having at least four windings, including a first winding, a second winding, a third winding, and a fourth winding;
wherein the positive voltage terminal of the power supply is coupled to a first end of the third winding, and wherein the negative voltage terminal of the power supply is coupled to a first end of the fourth winding; and
a transceiver coupled to a first end of the first winding and a first end of the second winding for transmitting and receiving differential data signals via the transformer and the wire pair,
wherein a second end of the third winding is configured to be coupled to a first wire of the wire pair, and a second end of the fourth winding is configured to be coupled to a second wire of the wire pair, such that the third winding and the fourth winding conduct DC power to the wire pair and also conduct differential data signals.

US Pat. No. 10,333,449

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE, ELECTRIC MACHINE

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

7. An apparatus for operating an electric machine, comprising:an ascertainment device for ascertaining an electric stator current of the electric machine,
a processor for calculating a magnetic flux which is generated based on the ascertained electric stator current,
the processor being configured to calculate the coefficients of a polynomial which approximates the magnetic flux which is generated based on the ascertained electric stator current, based on inductances measured at different stator currents, and
a control device for controlling a torque generated by means of electric machine, as a function of the calculated magnetic flux.

US Pat. No. 10,333,425

SELF-BIASING IDEAL DIODE CIRCUIT

Linear Technology Holding...

1. An ideal diode circuit comprising:a control circuit having an anode terminal and a cathode terminal, the control circuit being configured to generate a control signal for a first transistor, the first transistor for being coupled between the anode terminal and the cathode terminal, the control circuit comprising:
a capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the anode terminal, the capacitor also having a second terminal;
a second transistor having a first terminal coupled to the cathode terminal and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the capacitor, the second transistor having a control terminal coupled in a feedback loop to cause a voltage across the capacitor to equal a clamped voltage; and
a first differential amplifier having power terminals being coupled across the capacitor so as to be powered by the clamped voltage,
the first differential amplifier having differential input terminals coupled to the anode terminal and to the second terminal of the second transistor, such that the second transistor is between the cathode terminal and one of the differential input terminals,
the first differential amplifier having an output terminal configured to be coupled to a control terminal of the first transistor to control the first transistor to be on when an anode voltage applied to the anode terminal is greater than a cathode voltage applied to the cathode terminal and to control the first transistor to be off when the anode voltage applied to the anode terminal is less than the cathode voltage applied to the cathode terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,333,404

VOLTAGE-BASED AUTO-CORRECTION OF SWITCHING TIME

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A control device for a switching voltage regulator having a switching module to supply a switching voltage to a load, the control device comprising:a comparator configured to compare the switching voltage with a reference voltage to provide a disable signal to the switching module; and
a spike detection circuit configured to receive the switching voltage and output an offset control signal to execute a time shift to the disable signal,
wherein the spike detection circuit comprises a first input coupled to the switching voltage, a second input coupled to a threshold voltage, and an output for providing the offset control signal to the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,333,376

DOUBLE-ROTOR SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MACHINE

McMaster University, Ham...

1. A switched reluctance machine comprising:an interior rotor;
an exterior rotor spaced from the interior rotor, the interior rotor and the exterior rotor being coaxially and concentrically disposed;
at least one stator disposed concentrically with the interior rotor and the exterior rotor, wherein the at least one stator comprises a plurality of salient exterior stator poles extending towards the exterior rotor and a plurality of salient interior stator poles extending towards the interior rotor, the interior rotor, the exterior rotor and the at least one stator being configured to provide an interior switched reluctance machine and an exterior switched reluctance machine;
a plurality of exterior coil windings wound around the plurality of exterior stator poles, wherein the plurality of exterior coil windings define a plurality of exterior machine phases, and the exterior coil windings corresponding to each exterior machine phase are excitable in sequence according to the position of the exterior rotor to define a first magnetic flux path of the exterior switched reluctance machine; and
a plurality of interior coil windings wound around the plurality of interior stator poles, wherein the plurality of interior coil windings define a plurality of interior machine phases, and the interior coil windings corresponding to each interior machine phase are excitable in sequence according to the position of the interior rotor to define a second magnetic flux path of the interior switched reluctance machine;
wherein the interior switched reluctance machine and the exterior switched reluctance machine are at least partially integrated enabling the first magnetic flux path of the exterior switched reluctance machine and the second magnetic flux path of the interior switched reluctance machine to merge, and the interior switched reluctance machine and the exterior switched reluctance machine are independently operable, wherein during operation of the switched reluctance the first magnetic flux path and the second magnetic flux path merge dynamically such that, relative to the positions of the interior rotor and the exterior rotor, the flux pattern defined by the first magnetic flux path and the second magnetic flux path varies as the interior rotor and the exterior rotor change position independently.

US Pat. No. 10,333,349

POWER TRANSMITTER, RESONANCE-TYPE CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A resonance-type contactless power supply comprising:an inverter circuit configured to receive electric energy and to generate a first AC current with a voltage strength parameter responding to an inverter control signal;
an impedance conversion network configured to receive said first AC current and to generate a second AC current with a current strength parameter corresponding to a voltage strength parameter of said first AC current;
a transmitter-side resonant circuit comprising a transmitting coil for receiving said second AC current;
a receiver-side resonant circuit comprising a receiving coil which is separated from but electrically coupled to said transmitting coil in a contactless manner, and configured to receive electric energy from said transmitting coil and to generate a third AC current; and
a control circuit configured to generate said inverter control signal for maintaining said current strength parameter of said second AC current to be m times of a current strength parameter of said third AC current, wherein m is a square root of a ratio of an equivalent resistance of said receiving coil to an equivalent resistance of said transmitting coil, said voltage strength parameter is a voltage peak or an effective value, and said current strength parameter is a current peak or an effective value,
wherein, said control circuit is configured to obtain a second signal representing said current strength parameter of said third AC current, obtain a first signal representing said current strength parameter of said second AC current, and control said inverter circuit in accordance with said inverter control signal which is generated in accordance with said first signal and a product of said second signal and in or in accordance with said second signal and a product of said first signal and 1/m.

US Pat. No. 10,333,019

PACKAGE STRUCTURE OF LIGHT EMITTER AND LIGHT SENSOR WITH LIGHT-BLOCKING LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A package structure, comprising:a lead frame;
a first light sensor being electrically coupled to said lead frame;
a light emitter separated from said first light sensor and being electrically coupled to said lead frame;
a first plastic body which is a transparent plastic body, and configured to cover all or part of said first light sensor and said light emitter and have a trench therein;
a light-blocking layer located on a side surface of said first plastic body, wherein said first plastic body is divided by said trench into a first portion covering said light emitter and a second portion covering said first light sensor, said first portion of said first plastic body has said side surface facing said first light sensor; and
a second plastic body made of infrared cutoff materials, and configured to fill gaps between a plurality of inner pins of said lead frame or to be located below said lead frame.

US Pat. No. 10,332,767

SUBSTRATE TRANSPORT DEVICE AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A substrate transport device comprising:a shaft;
a first moving part for moving the shaft in a vertical direction and in a rotational direction;
at least one rotation arm attached to the shaft; and
a supporting part surrounding the shaft in plan view and having a wave-shaped upper surface as seen from a front view,
wherein
the at least one rotation arm includes a contact rotation arm which directly or indirectly contacts the upper surface of the supporting part, and
the at least one rotation arm extends lengthwise from the shaft toward the supporting part in a direction radial to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,332,115

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING METADATA STATEMENTS IN PAYMENT FLOWS

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computer system and from a client device of a user, an authorization request for a financial transaction using a financial transaction authorization protocol,
wherein the authorization request includes a financial transaction amount, and
wherein the authorization request is associated with a financial transaction account;
transmitting, by the computer system and using the financial transaction authorization protocol, an authentication request to authenticate the user associated with the financial transaction account;
receiving, by the computer system using the financial transaction authorization protocol and from an authenticator server, an authentication message lacking biometric data that is retained at the authenticator server,
wherein the authentication message comprises authentication metadata that indicates an authentication type, statistics with rates about an authentication technique and an authentication outcome conducted by the authenticator server, and
wherein the authentication type includes a biometric authentication of biometric data; and
determining, by the computer system and based on the authentication message, a result of the authorization request for the financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,332,113

MODEL-BASED PREDICTION OF AN OPTIMAL CONVENIENCE METRIC FOR AUTHORIZING TRANSACTIONS

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A method of authorization, the method comprising:accessing, by an authorization engine comprising one or more processors, for a transaction by a user, an activity pattern model of the user from a database, the activity pattern model of the user indicative of a geospatial behavior of the user over time;
determining, by the authorization engine, a set of sensors available for facilitating the transaction, each of the sensors assigned with a usability value prior to the transaction;
accessing, by the authorization engine, an activity pattern model of the sensors, the activity pattern model of the sensors indicative of geospatial characteristics of one or more of the sensors over time;
determining, by the authorization engine, a convenience metric for each of a plurality of subsets of the sensors, using the activity pattern model of the user, the activity pattern model of the sensors, and usability values of corresponding sensors, each of the plurality of subsets comprising corresponding sensors that can be used in combination for the transaction; and
selecting, by the authorization engine using the determined convenience metrics, a subset from the plurality of subsets for the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,331,996

INJECTOR WITH ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESTRUCTIBLE DUE TO USE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An administration device for a medicine comprising:a first device part,
at least one second device part movable relative to the first device part from a first state into at least one second state before or during or after an administration,
and an activatable identifying element comprising:
a carrier,
an RFID circuit with an antenna terminal and at least one signal terminal,
at least one pickup having at least two operatively connected pickup parts, of which at least one pickup part is connected to the at least one signal terminal,
and an antenna that is connected to the antenna terminal,
wherein the carrier receives or connects the RFID circuit, the antenna and the at least one pickup part and
at least one region or portion of the carrier is connected to at least the first device part and has the at least one pickup part, and the second pickup part is connected to the at least one second device part and wherein a movement of the at least one second device part relative to the first device part from the first to the at least one second state effects a signal change of the at least one pickup.

US Pat. No. 10,331,858

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PACKAGING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:receiving, on a processor, an adjudication request for a prescription drug prescribed for a member of a pharmacy benefit plan, the adjudication request based on a fulfillment request to refill the prescription drug;
determining, on the processor, that the member has an adherence to a prescription drug regimen for the prescription drug that is below a threshold;
identifying, on the processor, that the prescription drug qualifies as a maintenance drug because the member of the pharmacy benefit plan has previously refilled the prescription drug multiple times through the pharmacy benefit plan;
determining, on the processor, that a blister packaging criterion has been met based on a determination that the adherence to the prescription drug regimen for the prescription drug is below the threshold, an identification that the prescription drug qualifies as a maintenance drug that has been previously refilled multiple times through the pharmacy benefit plan, and in response to receiving the adjudication request;
automatically transmitting a blister fill instruction in response to a determination that the blister packaging criterion has been met, wherein the blister fill instruction reflects that a pharmacy is to refill the prescription drug utilizing blister packaging instead of standard prescription packaging; and
a blister packing machine dispensing and packaging the prescription drug in the blister packaging in response to receipt of the blister fill instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,331,799

GENERATING A FEATURE SET

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A method executed by a system comprising a processor and a memory, comprising:generating a feature set having a smaller number of features than features of a feature space corresponding to feature vectors representing data objects of a data set, the generating comprising using a plurality of iterations of different samplings of samples from the data set, the plurality of iterations comprising:
in a first iteration:
clustering a first subset of samples from the data set into a first plurality of clusters using a clustering algorithm;
selecting a first plurality of features based on the first plurality of clusters;
adding the first plurality of features to the feature set;
in each subsequent iteration following the first iteration:
clustering an additional plurality of samples from the data set, the additional plurality of samples being in addition to samples sampled from the data set in a previous iteration of the plurality of iterations;
selecting additional features based on resulting clusters from clustering the additional plurality of samples;
adding the additional features to the feature set;
continuing with the plurality of iterations until a convergence threshold is reached; and
clustering the data set using the clustering algorithm and the feature set, the clustering of the data set using the clustering algorithm and the feature set using a number of feature vectors that are simultaneously fit into the memory, the number of feature vectors representing respective data objects of the data set.

US Pat. No. 10,330,684

ANALYTE DETECTION

RareCyte, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A method of detecting an analyte, comprising:providing a sample or a fraction thereof;
adding, to the sample or fraction thereof, a first plurality of stains directed to a white blood cell marker, a granulocyte marker, and an endothelial cell marker after having performed a first antigen retrieval;
adding, to the sample or fraction thereof, a stain directed to a mesenchymal cell marker after having performed a second antigen retrieval; and
detecting at least one target analyte, wherein the at least one target analyte expresses expressing the mesenchymal cell marker, and wherein the at least one target analyte does not express any one of the white blood cell marker, the granulocyte marker, and the endothelial cell marker.

US Pat. No. 10,330,205

VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.,...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a housing having a fluid input and a fluid output;
a pintle disposed in the housing;
an actuator operatively coupled to move the pintle, the pintle including a passage fluidly coupling the fluid output with a pressure balance volume located between the pintle and the housing adjacent the actuator;
a controller electrically connected with the actuator; and
a variable flow area from the fluid input to the fluid output defined between the pintle and the housing,
wherein the controller is configured to move the pintle via the actuator responsive to a pressure ratio between an instant input pressure at the fluid input and an instant output pressure at the fluid output.

US Pat. No. 10,330,062

INJECTOR FOR INJECTING FLUID

CPT Zwei GmbH, Nuremberg...

1. An injector for injecting fluid, comprising:a valve assembly comprising a valve body and a valve needle, the valve body having a longitudinal axis and comprising a cavity with a valve seat, the valve needle comprising an armature retainer, being coupled in a fixed way to the valve needle and comprising an armature retainer constriction surface, the cavity being sized to receive the valve needle at least partly therein, the cavity and the valve needle being operable to prevent in a closing position of the valve needle, in which the valve needle is seated on the valve seat, an injection of fluid from the cavity to external to the injector, and to enable the injection of fluid when the valve needle is apart from the closing position; and
an electromagnetic actuator assembly, which is operable to exert a force for influencing a position of the valve needle, comprising a pole piece and an armature, the pole piece being received in the cavity, being positionally fixed within the valve body and comprising a pole piece constriction surface facing towards the armature, the armature being received in the cavity, operable to be axially displaced relative to the pole piece and to take along the armature retainer when being displaced towards the pole piece, wherein
a fluid channel through which fluid which enters the cavity at a fluid inlet end of the valve body and flows to a fluid outlet end of the valve body where the valve seat is positioned is defined by the armature retainer constriction surface and the pole piece constriction surface, and
a hydraulic diameter of said fluid channel is at least twice as large when the valve needle is in the closing position compared to the hydraulic diameter when the valve needle is at a maximum displacement away from the closing position, the fluid which enters the cavity at the fluid inlet end and flows to the fluid outlet end has to pass through the fluid channel between the armature retainer constriction surface and the pole piece constriction surface.

US Pat. No. 10,330,003

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING FUEL USAGE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of operating an engine including an EGR passage coupled between an engine intake and an engine exhaust, comprising:adjusting, via an electronic controller, an engine load at which water is direct injected into an engine cylinder based on an amount of flowing EGR.

US Pat. No. 10,329,293

METHODS AND REAGENTS FOR RADIOLABELING

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. A method comprising the steps of:a) providing a trialkyltin compound of formula I:
wherein:X is —CH2—, —O—, or —S—;
Y1 and Y2 are independently —CR3a— or —N—;
Z1 Z2, and Z3 are independently —CH— or —N—;
R1 is hydrogen or halogen;
L is a straight or branched, C2-14 aliphatic group wherein one or more carbons are optionally and independently replaced by —Cy—, —NR—, —N(R)C(O)—, —C(O)N(R)—, —C(O)N(O)—, —N(R)SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —O—, —C(O)—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)O—, —S—, —SO—, or —SO2—,
each -Cy- is independently an optionally substituted 3-8 membered bivalent, saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl ring having 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or an optionally substituted 8-10 membered bivalent saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl bicyclic ring having 0-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;
R2 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from the group consisting of C1-6 aliphatic, phenyl, 3- to 7-membered saturated or partially unsaturated monocyclic carbocyclyl, 3- to 7-membered saturated or partially unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclyl having 1-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, 7- to 10-membered saturated or partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl, 7- to 10-membered saturated or partially unsaturated bicyclic heterocyclyl having 1-4 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, 7- to 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl having 1-4heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, or 8- to 10-membered bicyclic aryl;
wherein —L—R2 does not contain a Boc-protected secondary amine;
each R3 is independently halogen, —NO2, —CN, —OR, —SR, —N(R)2, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)C(O)R, —C(O)CH2C(O)R, —S(O)R, —S(O)2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —SO2N(R)2, —OC(O)R, —N(R)C(O)R, —N(R)N(R)2, or optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic or pyrrolyl; or
two R3 groups are taken together with their intervening atoms to form Ring A, wherein Ring A is a 3- to 7-membered partially unsaturated carbocyclyl, phenyl, a 5- to 6-membered partially unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclyl having 1-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl having 1-4heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, or 6-membered aryl;
R3a is R3 or hydrogen;
R4 is C1-4alkyl;
each R is independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from C1-6 aliphatic, phenyl, 3- to 7-membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclyl, 3- to 7- membered saturated or partially unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclyl having 1-2heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, or:
two R groups on the same nitrogen are taken together with their intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted ring selected from 3- to 7-membered saturated or partially unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclyl having 1-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur;
and
b) reacting the trialkyltin compound of formula I under suitable conditions to provide a compound of formula IL:

wherein RL is a radiolabel.

US Pat. No. 10,329,131

INDUSTRIAL TRUCK COMPRISING A DEVICE FOR REDUCING VIBRATIONS

JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELL...

1. An industrial truck, comprising:a chassis,
a mast arranged on the chassis,
a cab,
a load-carrying assembly,
a support structure that supports the cab and is configured to be moved up and down on the mast together with the cab and has at least one cantilever arrangement projecting from the mast, which arrangement extends underneath the cab and supports the load-carrying assembly arranged in front of the cab,
and a device for reducing vibrations, the vibrations having vibration components transverse to a main direction of travel of the industrial truck, which device allows for vibration-reducing movements of the load-carrying assembly relative to the mast,
wherein the cantilever arrangement has a division, having a first cantilever portion, which is coupled to the mast and guided thereon in a height-adjustable manner, as a first part, and having a second cantilever portion, which supports the load-carrying assembly and is connected to the first cantilever portion, as a second part, such that, together with the load-carrying assembly, said second cantilever portion is configured to perform vibration-reducing movements relative to said first cantilever portion.

US Pat. No. 10,327,730

AUTHENTICATION FOR X-RAY IMAGING COMPONENTS

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A communication channel configured to operatively couple a first imaging component of an X-ray imaging system to a second imaging component of the X-ray imaging system, the communication channel comprising:a first connector configured to couple to the first imaging component;
a second connector configured to couple to the second imaging component; and
a first authentication module configured to authenticate with the second imaging component via a second authentication module associated with the second imaging component by transmitting a challenge from the first authentication module to the second authentication module associated with the second imaging component and receiving a response at the first authentication module from the second authentication module as a result of the challenge.

US Pat. No. 10,327,567

CUTLERY DISPENSER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A cutlery dispenser for dispensing cutlery utensils, the dispenser comprising:a housing comprising an interior space configured to receive a plurality of cutlery utensils loaded therein;
a cover enclosing a portion of the interior space and configured to translate along a linear path relative to the housing between a closed position for dispensing the loaded cutlery utensils from the interior space and an open position for loading the cutlery utensils into the interior space;
a wedge protrusion configured to engage a leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in the closed position and to disengage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in an open position; and
a pair of sweeper arms configured to engage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in an open position and to disengage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in the closed position;
wherein the wedge protrusion is configured to tilt the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils such that the leading one of the cutlery utensils disengages the sweeper arms when the cover is in the closed position.
US Pat. No. 10,329,267

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-ACETYL-4H,9H-NAPHTHO[2,3-B]FURAN-4,9-DIONE

SUMITOMO DAINIPPON PHARMA...

1. A production method of 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione comprising the following steps (c) and (d):(c) reacting 3-bromo-3-buten-2-one, 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, and a base in the presence of a non-alcohol, non-ketone-based solvent A, and adding an alcohol-based solvent B and/or water to obtain a crystal of 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione; and
(d) dissolving 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione obtained in the step (c) in a non-alcohol-based solvent C, followed by adding an adsorbent to purify the 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione.
US Pat. No. 10,329,568

INTERFERING RNA MOLECULES

Silence Therapeutics GMBH...

1. A double stranded siRNA molecule against a target nucleic acid, wherein the double stranded siRNA molecule comprises a first strand and a second strand, wherein the first strand comprises a first stretch that is complementary to the target nucleic acid, wherein the second strand comprises a second stretch that has the same length as the first stretch and is complementary to the first stretch, wherein the first strand and the second strand form a double-stranded structure comprising the first stretch and the second stretch, wherein the first stretch and the second stretch each has the length of 18-19 nucleotides,wherein the first stretch and the second stretch each comprises a plurality of groups of one or more 2?-O-methylribonucleotides, wherein within each stretch each group of the 2?-O-methyl ribonucleotide is flanked on one or both ends by a flanking group of one or more unmodified ribonucleotides,
wherein each 2?-O-methyl ribonucleotide on the first stretch corresponds to an unmodified ribonucleotide on the second stretch, and
wherein each 2?-O-methyl ribonucleotide on the second stretch corresponds to an unmodified ribonucleotide on the first stretch.
US Pat. No. 10,329,603

RECOMBINASE POLYMERASE AMPLIFICATION

ALERE SAN DIEGO INC., Sa...

1. A recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) method of detecting target DNA in a biological sample, comprising;(a) contacting the biological sample with a lytic agent to form a lysed sample;
(b) forming a mixture comprising components of a recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) reaction and a portion of the lysed sample, wherein the components of the RPA reaction comprise a recombinase, a polymerase, a crowding agent, a first nucleic acid primer, and a second nucleic acid primer;
(c) maintaining the mixture under conditions to amplify a target nucleic acid in the sample;
(d) determining the presence or amount of target nucleic acid, thereby detecting the presence or absence of a target nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,328,085

COBALT PORPHYRINS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLOOD-RELATED DISORDERS

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for the treatment of at least one disease selected from the group consisting of congenital neutropenia, neutropenia caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and pharmacologically-induced neutropenia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes, the method comprising:inducing mobilization of bone marrow cells to peripheral blood by administering to a patient in need of an increase of G-CSF in the patient's bone marrow or peripheral blood, an effective amount of a solution containing cobalt protoporphyrin IX by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection or oral administration, to increase the available G-CSF in the bone marrow or peripheral blood.

US Pat. No. 10,334,602

COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CONNECTED DEVICES

SiTune Corporation, San ...

1. A processor-implemented method, comprising:for an individual node of a plurality of nodes and at a plurality of times points, determining first noise level in a plurality of channels of a frequency band, the plurality of channels available to the individual node;
determining, in the individual node, that a first set of the plurality of channels is available for transmission at the end of the plurality of time points and based at least in part on the first noise level;
providing, to a hub, a listing of the first set of the plurality of channels;
determining, by the hub, that a second set of the plurality of channels, from the first set of the plurality of channels, is unavailable for transmission based at least in part on measurements of second noise level by the hub;
eliminating, the second set of the plurality of channels from the listing of the first set of the plurality of channels to provide a third set of the plurality of channels;
determining that additional nodes of the plurality of nodes provided a respective set of the plurality of channels in which respective unavailable channels are eliminated;
determining that the respective set of the plurality of channels include the third set of the plurality of channels;
associating count values for the respective set of the plurality of channels; and
assigning a select channel from the respective set of the plurality of channels to the individual node, the select channel for transmission by the individual node and having an associated count value that is a smallest value from the count values.

US Pat. No. 10,334,531

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE PAGING INFORMATION RECEPTION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method of collaborative communication of paging information in a communication network, in which a Short Range Wireless Links (SRWL) is established between a first client device and at least one second client device, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, at the first client device,
receiving, via a receiver, a broadcast Primary Client Device (PCD) Request message over the SRWL, wherein the PCD Request is transmitted from at least one third client device of the at least one second client device;
transmitting, via a transmitter, a PCD Accept message to the at least one third client device, such that the at least one third client device is a PCD of the first client device which is a secondary client device (SCD) of the at least one third client device; and
receiving, via the receiver, paging information addressed to the first client device from a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) through the at least one third client device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,229

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A REFOCUSED IMAGE FROM A 4D RAW LIGHT FIELD DATA USING A SHIFT CORRECTION PARAMETER

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for obtaining a refocused image from a 4D raw light field data for a given focus (zfocus), the method being characterized in that it comprises applying a shift correction parameter on shifted and summed images from said 4D raw light field data, said shifted and summed images being defined as a function of said given focus (zfocus), and said shift correction parameter (?) comprising, for at least a part of pixels of at least two sub-aperture images derived from at least one 4D light field data of a test-chart image, determined shifts for pixels belonging to said part of pixels between said at least two sub-aperture images, said test-chart image chosen to be textured and comprising patterns adequate to compute disparities between said sub-apertures images ensuring robustness of a shift estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,333,837

VIRTUAL NETWORK SWITCH SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A method for building a virtual network switch system comprising:receiving a command and building a virtual switch, a plurality of virtual servers, and a plurality of virtual network interface cards (NICs) in a server according to the command;
building a mapping relation between a first virtual server of the virtual servers and at least one first virtual NIC of the virtual NICs according to network requirement of the first virtual server;
transmitting an access request of the first virtual NIC to a first physical NIC through the virtual switch;
determining whether an available resource of the first physical NIC is less than a predetermined value; and
controlling the first physical NIC to allow access by the first virtual NIC in response to the available resource of the first physical NIC being greater than the predetermined value;
wherein a plurality of physical NICs is connected to the server and the first physical NIC of the physical NICs is matched with the first virtual NIC.

US Pat. No. 10,333,682

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND DEVICE

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

5. A method of configuring a channel detection sub-frame for a terminal and a device with base station function, comprising:setting, in a frame structure of a TDD mode, a downlink channel detection sub-frame for periodically detecting whether a downlink channel of an unlicensed frequency band is idle; and
sending an uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command to the terminal according to a configuration mode of the downlink channel detection sub-frame,
wherein according to the uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command, in the frame structure, an uplink channel detection sub-frame is set for periodically detecting whether an uplink channel of the unlicensed frequency band is idle,
wherein the downlink channel detection sub-frame is set to be at least one of:
at a front end of a downlink sub-frame adjacent to an uplink sub-frame and a special sub-frame, and a setting location of the uplink channel detection sub-frame contained in the uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command is at a rear end of the downlink sub-frame;
in a target downlink sub-frame that is immediately adjacent to another downlink sub-frames and a special sub-frame, and
a guard period is set at a front end of the target downlink sub-frame, wherein the downlink channel detection sub-frame is immediately adjacent to the guard period, and a setting location of the uplink channel detection sub-frame contained in the uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command is at a rear end of the target downlink sub-frame;
in an uplink sub-frame adjacent to a downlink sub-frame, and a setting location of the uplink channel detection sub-frame contained in the uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command is at a rear end of the uplink sub-frame and immediately adjacent to the downlink channel detection sub-frame; or
in a special sub-frame and immediately adjacent to an uplink pilot time slot, and a setting location of the uplink channel detection sub-frame contained in the uplink channel detection sub-frame configuration command is a location immediately adjacent to a downlink pilot time slot.

US Pat. No. 10,332,567

HEAT DISSIPATION AND SHOCKPROOF STRUCTURE

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A heat dissipation and shockproof structure for an electronic module with a hard disk drive, the heat dissipation and shockproof structure comprising:a carrying component having a fixed segment and two first extending segments, the first extending segments being connected to two ends of the fixed segment, respectively, and the fixed segment being connected to a lateral surface of the hard disk drive, wherein the first extending segments are spaced apart in a first direction by a distance greater than a thickness of the hard disk drive in the first direction such that the hard disk drive is substantially disposed between the first extending segments; and
a plurality of elastomers disposed on at least a portion of the first extending segments;
wherein the first extending segments extend across an upper surface and a lower surface of the hard disk drive, respectively, and thereby form two gaps together with the upper surface and the lower surface, respectively.