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. 10,333,579

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. 10,327,920

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. 10,333,568

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSOCIATING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS WITH PARTICIPANTS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method for associating a participant with a radio frequency (RF) location tag, the method comprising:transmitting an activation signal within a designated zone, the activation signal causing the RF location tag to activate upon receipt and transmit an activation notification;
receiving the activation notification from the RF location tag;
determining whether a required minimum number of tags is present in the designated zone, wherein the required minimum number of tags is based on a role of the participant in an event;
in response to determining that the required minimum number of tags is present in the designated zone, determining, using a processor, a participant identity within the designated zone using information received from one or more sensors; and
associating the RF location tag with the participant identity.

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. 10,334,052

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. 10,330,887

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. 10,330,367

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. 10,329,242

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. 10,329,240

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. 10,331,776

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. 10,330,789

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. 10,330,302

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. 10,330,297

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. 10,330,100

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. 10,329,928

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. 10,328,958

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. 10,334,729

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. 10,334,705

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. 10,334,469

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. 10,333,640

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. 10,332,061

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. 10,329,241

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. 10,334,767

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. 10,334,761

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. 10,334,669

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. 10,334,661

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. 10,333,866

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. 10,331,521

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. 10,330,305

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. 10,330,266

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. 10,329,685

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. 10,328,997

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. 10,334,768

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. 10,334,688

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. 10,334,680

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. 10,334,352

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. 10,334,282

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. 10,334,017

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. 10,333,404

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. 10,333,341

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. 10,332,118

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. 10,331,939

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. 10,330,062

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. 10,334,770

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. 10,334,751

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. 10,334,704

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. 10,334,686

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. 10,334,684

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. 10,332,267

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. 10,331,138

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. 10,328,191

GUIDABLE INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD PUMP AND RELATED METHODS

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. An intravascular blood pump system, comprising:a blood pump adapted to be guided to a predetermined location within a circulatory system of a patient by a guide wire and configured to provide left-heart support, the blood pump comprising a rotor having a rotor hub and at least one blade extending outward from the rotor hub;
a rotor shroud at least partially disposed about the rotor hub;
an elongate catheter extending proximally with respect to the blood pump;
a cannula extending from the rotor shroud and comprising an outer cannula surface, the outer cannula surface having a substantially circular cross-section along a portion of its length, wherein a distal portion of the rotor shroud has an outer diameter matching an inner diameter of a proximal portion of the cannula, the proximal portion of the cannula disposed about a distal portion of the rotor shroud, and wherein at least a proximal portion of the rotor shroud has the same outer diameter as the proximal portion of the cannula; and
one or more first ports and one or more second ports establishing fluid communication between a cannula lumen and an exterior region of the cannula, wherein at least one first port of the one or more first ports is located in proximity to the rotor and at least one second port of the one or more second ports is spaced apart from and located distal to the at least one first port, wherein the cannula is configured such that when the blood pump is positioned in the patient to provide left-heart support a distal end of the cannula and the at least one second port are positioned inside the patient's heart and a proximal end of the cannula and the at least one first port are positioned in the patient's aorta, and the blood pump is configured to draw blood from the patient's heart into the at least one second port through the cannula lumen and out the at least one first port to provide left-heart support while the cannula is positioned across an aortic valve of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,334,759

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. 10,334,754

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. 10,334,752

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. 10,334,666

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. 10,334,419

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. 10,334,097

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. 10,330,684

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. 10,328,562

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. 10,334,440

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. 10,331,858

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. 10,331,100

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. 10,329,924

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. 10,329,833

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. 10,327,835

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. 10,333,349

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. 10,332,805

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. 10,331,471

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. 10,331,167

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. 10,330,551

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. 10,330,397

WATER-COOLING HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM AND WATER-COOLING HEAD

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A water-cooling heat dissipating system for an electronic device, the water-cooling heat dissipating system comprising:a pump for moving a liquid along a circulating loop;
a first water-cooling head comprising:
a first base in contact with a first electronic component of the electronic device;
a first chamber located over the first base, and comprising a first inlet and a first outlet, wherein the first inlet and the first outlet are in fluid communication with the outside of the first chamber, the first inlet is in fluid communication with the pump, and the liquid is inputted into the first chamber through the first inlet; and
a second chamber located over the first base, separated from the first chamber, and comprising a second inlet and a second outlet, wherein the second inlet and the second outlet are in fluid communication with the outside of the second chamber, and the liquid is inputted into the second chamber through the second inlet,
wherein the liquid continuously flows through the first chamber and the second chamber, and a heat from the first electronic component during operation is transferred to the liquid within the first chamber and the second chamber through the first base, wherein after the heat is absorbed by the liquid within the first chamber and the second chamber, the heat is externally released from the first outlet and the second outlet through the liquid; and
a second water-cooling head comprising:
a second base in contact with a second electronic component of the electronic device;
a third chamber located over the second base, and comprising a third inlet and a third outlet, wherein the third inlet and the third outlet are in fluid communication with the outside of the third chamber, the third inlet is in fluid communication with the first outlet, and the liquid is inputted into the third chamber through the third inlet; and
a fourth chamber located over the second base, separated from the third chamber, and comprising a fourth inlet and a fourth outlet, wherein the fourth inlet and the fourth outlet are in fluid communication with the outside of the fourth chamber, the fourth inlet is in fluid communication with the third outlet, and the liquid is inputted into the fourth chamber through the fourth inlet,
wherein the second inlet is in fluid communication with the fourth outlet, and the second inlet is in fluid communication with the first outlet through the fourth outlet, the fourth inlet, the third outlet and the third inlet,
wherein the liquid continuously flows through the third chamber and the fourth chamber, and a heat from the second electronic component during operation is transferred to the liquid within the third chamber and the fourth chamber through the second base, wherein after the heat is absorbed by the liquid within the third chamber and the fourth chamber, the heat is externally released from the third outlet and the fourth outlet through the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,329,799

LATCH MECHANISM WITH STATUS INDICATOR

Southco, Inc., Concordvi...

1. A latch mechanism comprising:a housing;
a cap having a central axis and mounted for selective rotational movement relative to the housing about the central axis between a latched position and an unlatched position; and
at least one indicator interposed between the cap and the housing, such that the cap is in covering relationship to at least a portion of the at least one indicator, the at least one indicator being mounted for radial movement outwardly from the central axis relative to the cap as the cap is rotated from the latched position to the unlatched position such that the cap is no longer in covering relationship to the portion of the at least one indicator.

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. 10,333,449

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. 10,331,617

SERVER

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A server comprising:an adapter device including
a base circuit board that extends along a first direction and that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to said first surface,
a plurality of spaced-apart first connectors that are disposed on said first surface along the first direction and that are electrically connected to said base circuit board, each of said first connectors extending along a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, and
a plurality of second connectors that are disposed on said second surface in pairs, which are spaced apart along the first direction, each pair of said second connectors being arranged along the second direction, being electrically connected to said base circuit board and being disposed between adjacent two of said first connectors;
a plurality of storage modules, each of which is electrically connected to a corresponding one of said first connectors; and
a plurality of controllers, each of which is electrically connected to a corresponding one of said second connectors and is operable to control a corresponding one of said storage modules.

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. 10,329,568

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. 10,328,085

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. 10,334,753

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. 10,333,202

NFC ANTENNA MODULE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

Amotech Co., Ltd., Inche...

1. A portable terminal, comprising:a portable terminal body;
a lower housing mounted to a lower surface of the portable terminal body;
an NFC antenna module disposed between the portable terminal body and the lower housing; and
a battery pack disposed between the portable terminal body and the lower housing,
wherein the NFC antenna module comprises:
a printed circuit board disposed on a top or a bottom surface of the battery pack; and
a first radiation sheet including a first radiation pattern formed along an outer peripheral portion of a central portion of the first radiation sheet, the first radiation sheet being connected to the printed circuit board,
wherein the NFC antenna module is bent at a portion between the printed circuit board and the first radiation sheet so that the first radiation sheet is disposed on a side surface of the battery pack.

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. 10,331,959

OBJECT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION WITH FOURIER FANS

SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., Lu...

1. A system comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an image from an environment surrounding the system, the image from the environment surrounding the system including one or more keypoints;
extracting circuitry communicatively coupled to the image sensor and configured to extract at least one feature value from at least one of the one or more keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system;
query point evaluation circuitry communicatively coupled to the image sensor and the extracting circuitry and configured to classify an object by sampling a periodic descriptor function for a query point in the image from the environment surrounding the system to produce a sample value, the periodic descriptor function depending on the distance between at least one of the one or more keypoints and the query point in complex space, the periodic descriptor function further depending on at least one feature value extracted from at least one of the one or more keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system, wherein:
the periodic descriptor function is defined as:

 where N is the number of keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system in the neighborhood of the query point, zc is the query point represented in complex space, zk is the kth keypoint, ƒ(zk) is the feature value of the kth keypoint, and ? is the continuous independent variable of the descriptor function F(?), or
the periodic descriptor function is a scale-invariant or rotation invariant function defined as:
whereinanda signal bus configured to transmit a signal to the operator of the system if the sample value satisfies an alert condition.

US Pat. No. 10,331,180

SECURING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory card; and
a securing apparatus comprising:
a bracket and a motherboard;
a mounting member comprising a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion, the first fastening portion connecting to the second fastening portion through a fulcrum, the second fastening portion comprising a hook and a pressing portion, the pressing portion and the hook locating at sides of the fulcrum; and
a base comprising a first through hole, the first through hole matching with the hook of the second fastening portion;
wherein the mounting member is fixed on the bracket, the memory card is fixed on the bracket, and the base is fixed on the motherboard.

US Pat. No. 10,330,350

AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, COMPRESSION SYSTEM WITH GAS SECONDARY INJECTION AND JUDGMENT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A compression system with gas secondary injection, comprising a compressor, a gas secondary injection pipeline and a gas secondary injection valve disposed on the gas secondary injection pipeline, wherein, a first pressure detecting device and a first temperature detecting device are disposed at an inlet port of the gas secondary injection valve, and a second temperature detecting device is disposed at an outlet port of the gas secondary injection valve, the inlet port and the outlet port of the gas secondary injection valve are determined based on flowing direction of refrigerant in the gas secondary injection pipeline,the compression system further comprising a second pressure detecting device and a third temperature detecting device disposed on an air discharge pipeline of the compressor, wherein whether or not liquid is carried in the secondary injected gas is determined based on a superheat degree of the secondary injected gas, a temperature difference of the secondary injected gas before and after the gas secondary injection valve and a superheat degree of the discharged air; and wherein the superheat degree of the secondary injected gas is detected and calculated by the first pressure detecting device and the first temperature detecting device, the temperature difference is detected and calculated by the first temperature detecting device and the second temperature detecting device, and the superheat degree of the discharged air is detected and calculated by the second pressure detecting device and the third temperature detecting device.

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. 10,328,902

RAIN SENSOR, VEHICLE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A rain sensor, comprising:a light transmitter configured to radiate light to a windshield of a vehicle;
a light receiver configured to receive light reflected from the windshield to generate a reception light signal;
a filter configured to filter out noise from the reception light signal; and
a controller configured to determine a presence or absence of pollutant and a degree of pollution on the basis of the filtered reception light signal, and perform pollutant removing,
wherein the light transmitter includes a total reflection light transmitter and a diffused reflection light transmitter, and wherein during short-term monitoring the controller compares each of an amount of total reflection reception light, which is received from the total reflection light transmitter and reflected, and an amount of diffused-reflection reception light, which is received from the diffused reflection light transmitter and reflected, with an amount of normal reception light of a normal state, so as to detect a difference among the amount of total reflection reception light, the amount of diffused-reflection reception light, and the amount of normal reception light, and detects an outdoor temperature, thereby detecting the presence or absence of the pollutant on the basis of the detected difference and the detected outdoor temperature.

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. 10,327,730

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. 10,334,763

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. 10,334,744

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. 10,334,724

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. 10,334,179

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR GLARE ELIMINATION

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. An outdoor light fixture assembly, comprising:a roadway light fixture comprising an LED light source thereon;
an image capturing device mounted with the assembly; and
a shield of opaque or diffusive material provided between the light source and a working optical surface of the image capturing device for creating a shadow;
the image capturing device being at least partially covered by a housing,
wherein the housing has a window within a field of view of the image capturing device, at least a portion of the window serving as the working optical surface of the image capturing device, and
wherein at least a portion of the window is located within a shadow of direct light from the light source.

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. 10,331,181

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. 10,330,707

CURRENT SENSOR HAVING CONDUCTOR BETWEEN PAIR OF PLATE-LIKE MAGNETIC SHIELDS

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

1. A current sensor comprising:a plurality of plate-like conductors, each having a plate surface positioned in a same virtual plane, the plurality of conductors extending in a first direction and being aligned in parallel to one another; and
a plurality of current detectors, each of which detects a current flowing through corresponding one of the plurality of conductors, each of the current detectors including:
a pair of plate-like magnetic shields, each having a plate surface parallel to the virtual plane, the pair of magnetic shields facing each other with the corresponding conductor interposed therebetween, the pair of magnetic shields having a same length in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a first virtual line being defined for the pair of magnetic shields, the first virtual line being perpendicular to the virtual plane and passing through a center of each of the pair of magnetic shields with respect to the second direction; and
a magnetic sensor provided between the pair of magnetic shields and positioned on the first virtual line,
wherein each conductor has a first conductor portion positioned between the pair of magnetic shields such that the first virtual line intersects the first conductor portion, the first conductor portion having such a width in the second direction that a center of the first conductor portion in the second direction is shifted from the first virtual line in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,330,298

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CUSTOMIZED INTENSITY HAVING A PLURALITY OF LED STRIPS AND CONTROLLER AND DRIVE MOUNTED TO EACH STRIP

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture suitable for use with fluorescent light bulbs as a fluorescent light fixture, the light fixture comprising:a frame comprising a reflector having a plurality of elongated channels;
a plurality of LED mounting strips removably coupled to the frame, wherein the reflector is configured such that each of the plurality of LED mounting strips is located within one of the plurality of elongated channels when coupled to the frame, and wherein each of the plurality of LED mounting strips is in contact with the reflector;
a plurality of LEDs disposed on each of the plurality of LED mounting strips; and
a plurality of drivers, each of the plurality of drivers disposed on one of the plurality of LED mounting strips and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs disposed on each of the plurality of LED mounting strips.

US Pat. No. 10,330,264

APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETROFITTING A FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURE TO AN LED-BASED LIGHTING SYSTEM

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A system for retrofitting a fluorescent based lighting fixture troffer to an LED-based lighting fixture, the LED-based lighting fixture comprising:a driver module;
a track electrically connected to the driver module, wherein the track comprises at least one electronic conductor disposed along a length of the track;
at least one track adapter removably connected to the track, wherein the at least one track adapter comprises a locking mechanism configured to engage removably with the track at a position along the track; and
at least one light engine module configured to be removably engaged with the at least one track adapter.

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. 10,329,094

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. 10,328,853

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AN ESCAPE ROUTE FROM A VEHICLE

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

1. A vehicle control system, comprising:a microprocessor; and
a computer readable medium coupled to the microprocessor and comprising instructions stored thereon that cause the microprocessor to:
receive an output signal from a power system sensor associated with a power system of a vehicle, wherein the output signal indicates a fault in the power system of the vehicle;
determine, based on the output signal received, information about the fault in the power system, wherein the information about the fault in the power system includes a type of the fault in the power system;
determine, based on a location of the power system sensor in the vehicle, a physical location inside the vehicle of the fault in the power system;
determine a state of the vehicle;
determine, based on a signal received from an interior sensor of the vehicle, a position of an occupant inside the vehicle relative to the physical location inside the vehicle of the fault in the power system;
determine, based on the position of the occupant relative to the physical location inside the vehicle of the fault in the power system, an escape route from the vehicle for the occupant that avoids the physical location inside the vehicle of the fault in the power system; and
render the escape route to at least one display device associated with the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,328,592

VARIABLE LOG SAW FOR CORELESS ROLLS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for cutting a coreless rolled paper product, the system comprising:a master roll of coreless paper product to be cut into end product rolls;
an indexer for moving the master roll between cut locations;
a saw comprising a saw blade that articulates between a raised position and a lowered position thereby defining the saw's plunge and the rate of articulation defining the plunge speed;
an output to communicate with the saw; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the saw, the controller comprising at least one microprocessor and programmed to:
identify or determine a core offset value for a cut, the cut having a starting point and an ending point;
identify or determine a throughput rate of the saw;
identify or determine a first saw plunge speed or a first blade speed;
identify or determine a second saw plunge speed or a second blade speed; and
at least one user input device communicatively coupled to the controller for uploading one or more of the core offset value, the cut starting point, the cut ending point, the throughput rate of the saw, the first plunge speed, the second plunge speed, or other variables identified to the controller to calculate one or more of the core offset value, the cut starting point, the cut ending point, the throughput rate of the saw, the first plunge speed, or the second plunge speed;
wherein the controller is programmed to index the coreless master roll to a first cut position, begin articulating the saw at a first plunge speed and at a first blade speed, and to change either the first plunge speed or the first blade speed to a second plunge speed or a second blade speed at the core offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,328,379

FILTRATION LIQUID TANK FOR DEDUSTING DEVICE, AND DEDUSTING DEVICE WITH THE SAME

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

20. A dedusting device comprising a filtration liquid tank comprising:a tank body having an inlet and an outlet;
a cyclone separator disposed within the tank body and in communication with the outlet of the tank body, defining a cyclone separation chamber therein, and formed with a cyclone inlet in communication with the cyclone separation chamber; and
a water pressing assembly disposed within the tank body and in communication with the inlet of the tank body, and configured to guide an airstream entering from the inlet towards a filtration medium and produce a circumferential motion, the airstream filtered by the filtration medium being exhausted from the outlet,
wherein a communicating port is formed in a bottom of the cyclone separator and penetrates the bottom of the cyclone separator, and a float is provided in the cyclone separator to close the communicating port in a normally closed state.
US Pat. No. 10,329,481

USE OF 2-(4-STYRYLPHENYL)BENZOXAZOLE AND PLASTIC SCINTILLATOR

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A polymeric scintillator, comprising 2,5-diphenyloxazole in the amount from 1% w/w to 10% w/w and 2-(4-styrylphenyl)benzoxazole in the amount from 0.01% w/w to 0.1% w/w dissolved in an organic polymer, wherein the organic polymer is polystyrene or polyvinyltoluene.
US Pat. No. 10,328,088

USE OF AMINOSALICYLATES IN DIARRHOEA-PREDOMINENT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Salix Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of alternating diarrhoea and constipation type irritable bowel syndrome comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment or prophylaxis between about 1 gram and about 4 grams of balsalazide or a salt thereof and rifaximin.

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. 10,334,319

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CLOUD-BASED MANIFEST PROCESSING

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OP...

1. A system, comprising:at a head end, an authentication and authorization module (AAM), configured to establish respective sessions with each of a plurality of client devices by defining for each client device a respective transmission channel for transmitting video streams thereto, and a respective session playback key configured to enable decryption of encrypted video stream portions received by the client device;
at said head end, a stream server configured for transmitting toward each client device via respective transmission channel a respective video stream comprising a sequence of encrypted video stream portions stored in respective storage locations at a head end as indicated by a respective client device manifest stored at said head end;
at said head end, a manifest creation and manipulation module configured for adapting client device manifests in response to respective client device selection data indicative of a desired new video stream; and
at said head end, an interaction module configured for receiving data indicative of user interactions at a client device.

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. 10,333,838

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. 10,332,726

MICROWAVE CHEMICAL PROCESSING

Lyten, Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A gas processing system, comprising:a waveguide having a first gas inlet, a second gas inlet downstream of the first gas inlet, and a length, wherein the first inlet is configured to receive a flow of a supply gas, and the second inlet is configured to receive a flow of a process gas; and
a pulsed microwave radiation source coupled to the waveguide to provide microwave radiation and to generate a plasma in the supply gas, the microwave radiation propagating in a direction along the length of the waveguide to react with the process gas within the waveguide which serves as a reaction chamber, wherein:
the microwave radiation source is configured to pulse the microwave radiation on and off at a frequency from 500 Hz to 1000 kHz and with a duty cycle less than 90%;
a majority of the flow of the supply gas and a majority of the flow of the process gas are parallel to the direction of the microwave radiation propagation;
the flow of the process gas is greater than 5 slm; and
the waveguide is configured to accommodate pressures of at least 0.1 atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,332,697

ENCAPSULATION OF COMPONENTS AND A LOW ENERGY CIRCUIT FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for preventing ignition of flammable gases and vapors in an environment surrounding an air conditioning system, the air conditioning system including a compressor and a transformer, the apparatus comprising:a sparking component for use in the air conditioning system, the sparking component receiving electrical power through one or more electrically live parts, the sparking component potentially producing sparks from one or more of the electrically live parts;
an encapsulation material forming an air tight cover surrounding the sparking component such that sparks created by the sparking component are completely contained within the encapsulation material and prevented from coming into contact with the flammable gases and vapors; and
a wiring circuit electrically connecting the sparking component, the compressor, and the transformer of the air conditioning system to a line voltage, the wiring circuit comprising:
a high energy circuit;
a low energy circuit;
a solid state relay, wherein a first portion of the solid state relay is configured to connect to the high energy circuit and a second portion of the solid state relay is configured to connect to the low energy circuit; and
a compressor start relay, wherein a first portion of the compressor start relay is configured to connect to the high energy circuit and a second portion of the compressor start relay is configured to connect to the low energy circuit.

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. 10,332,672

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. 10,331,996

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. 10,331,804

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING AN AUTOMATIC CONTROL DEVICE

DSPACE DIGITAL SIGNAL PRO...

1. A system for testing at least one automatic control device via a plant model, wherein the system comprises:a first computer subsystem connected to a first automatic control device, wherein a first model code which provides a first part of a plant simulation corresponding to the plant model is stored on the first computer subsystem, and wherein a processor of the first computer subsystem is configured to execute the first model code and to provide, based on the first model code, a first calculation result corresponding to a first event; and
a second computer subsystem connected to a second automatic control device, wherein the second computer subsystem is spatially separated from the first computer subsystem, wherein a second model code which provides a second part of the plant simulation corresponding to the plant model is stored on the second computer subsystem, and wherein a processor of the second computer subsystem is configured to execute the second model code and to provide, based on the second model code, a second calculation result corresponding to a second event;
wherein the first computer subsystem comprises a first time-signal processing component configured to receive a first time signal (Ts1) from a global time source, and to convert the first time signal (Ts1 ) into a first modified time signal (Td1), wherein the first modified time signal (Td1) includes a first periodic signal and a first time message;
wherein the second computer subsystem comprises a second time-signal processing component configured to receive a second time signal (Ts2) from the global time source, and to convert the second time signal (Ts2) into a second modified time signal (Td2), wherein the second modified time signal (Td2) includes a second periodic signal and a second time message;
wherein the second computer subsystem is configured to synchronize the second part of the plant simulation with the first part of the plant simulation based on the first and second time signals (Ts1, Ts2) and the first and second modified time signals (Td1, Td2), wherein synchronizing the second part of the plant simulation with the first part of the plant simulation includes assigning the first and second time signals (Ts1, Ts2) to the first and second events, respectively, and linking first and second items of time information which come from the first and second modified time signals (Td1, Td2) to the first and second calculation results corresponding to the first and second events, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,331,548

METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR COMPILING AND TESTING A CONTROL PROGRAM

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A computer-implemented method for testing a control program, the control program being modeled as one or more blocks of a block diagram in a technical computing environment on a host computer, the one or more blocks of the block diagram describing a predetermined or intended behavior of the control program, the method comprising:providing, in the technical computing environment, a first user interface for selecting a simulation mode for the one or more blocks of the block diagram;
providing, in the technical computing environment, a second user interface for selecting a compiler intended for production code compilation, the compiler being adapted to a processor of the host computer;
verifying by the processor of the host computer that a software-in-the-loop simulation mode has been selected in the first user interface for the one or more blocks of the block diagram corresponding to the control program;
converting the one or more blocks of the block diagram to a production code using a code generator in the technical computing environment;
compiling the production code to an executable using the compiler selected in the second user interface;
running the executable in an operating system of the host computer, while recording one or more data points based on output signals and/or input signals of the executable; and
displaying the one or more data points on a display of the host computer, or evaluating by the processor of the host computer the compliance of the one or more data points to one or more criteria.

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. 10,330,868

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. 10,330,800

X-RAY DETECTOR WITH A VOLTAGE SOURCE DEVICE FOR GENERATING A PULSED POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. An X-ray detector including a direct-conversion converter element and an evaluating unit in a stacked arrangement, the X-ray detector comprising:a voltage source, configured to provide a first potential and a second potential, different from the first potential;
a pulse generating unit to generate voltage pulses; and
a connecting unit to apply the voltage pulses to the first potential, the connecting unit being configured at an output to provide a pulsed potential, wherein upon application of the pulsed potential to a first surface of the direct-conversion converter element and through application of the second potential to a second surface of the direct-conversion converter element, the second surface being opposed to the first surface, a pulsed potential difference is formed in the direct-conversion converter element.

US Pat. No. 10,330,447

PROJECTILE WITH CORE-LOCKING FEATURES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A firearm projectile comprising:a core extending along a central axis from a base portion to a tip portion, the base portion generally having a cylindrical shape and the tip portion comprising an ogive shape;
a jacket encasing the core along the base portion and the tip portion, the jacket having a shank portion defining a closed rear end and having an ogive portion extending to an open front end, the shank portion including a forward sidewall portion having a forward sidewall thickness and a rear sidewall portion having a rear sidewall thickness at least 1.5 times the forward sidewall thickness; and
a plurality of protrusions extending into the core from an inside of the shank portion, each of the plurality of protrusions being continuous with the shank portion at an axial location between the forward sidewall portion and the rear sidewall portion, the plurality of protrusions having a circumferentially spaced-apart arrangement with each of the plurality of protrusions engaging the core to retain the core together with the jacket upon impact with a target.

US Pat. No. 10,329,668

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EXHAUST GAS TREATMENT ON CVD REACTOR

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A method, comprising:in a first process step:
feeding a first process gas into a reactor (3);
conveying a first exhaust gas out of the reactor (3) through an exhaust gas line (5);
conveying the first exhaust gas from the exhaust gas line (5) through a valve arrangement (11, 21) to a first exhaust gas device (10) with a first treatment member (18);
treating the first exhaust gas with the first treatment member (18);
feeding a first equalizing gas by means of a first gas feed device (12) into a gas conduit disposed between the valve arrangement (11, 21) and the first treatment member (18), wherein the first gas feed device (12) includes a first mass flow controller (12?); and
determining a total pressure (PF) in the first exhaust gas device (10) with a first pressure sensor (13); and
in a second process step:
feeding a second process gas into the reactor (3);
conveying a second exhaust gas out of the reactor (3) through the exhaust gas line (5);
conveying the second exhaust gas from the exhaust gas line (5) through the valve arrangement (11, 21) to a second exhaust gas device (20) with a second treatment member (28);
treating the second exhaust gas with the second treatment member (28);
feeding a second equalizing gas by means of a second gas feed device (22) into a gas conduit disposed between the valve arrangement (11, 21) and the second treatment member (28), wherein the second gas feed device (22) includes a second mass flow controller (22?); and
determining a total pressure (PT) in the second exhaust gas device (20) with a second pressure sensor (23); and
regulating a difference between the total pressure (PF) in the first exhaust gas device (10) and the total pressure (PT) in the second exhaust gas device (20) by means of a control device (9) toward zero at least during switching of the valve arrangement while the first and second exhaust gas devices (10, 20) are both fluidly coupled to the exhaust gas line (5) so as to prevent the first exhaust gas from flowing into the second exhaust gas device (20) and prevent the second exhaust gas from flowing into the first exhaust gas device (10).

US Pat. No. 10,328,939

BIG AIR ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A vehicle electronic control system, comprising:an Antilock Brake System (ABS) module electrically coupled to a brake actuator, wherein the ABS module comprises one or more of an electronic controller, programming stored on the electronic controller, a brake line, one or more valves, and one or more pumps;
a shock position sensor that detects a percentage a corresponding shock is compressed; and
an ABS override module electrically coupled to the shock position sensor and the ABS module, wherein the ABS override module comprises one or more of an electronic controller and programming stored on the electronic controller, wherein the ABS override module:
receives a shock-extended signal from the shock position sensor indicating the shock is compressed from 0% to 10%;
in response to receiving the shock-extended signal, sends a stop-ABS signal that prevents the ABS module from communicating with the brake actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,327,986

PARENTERAL VIAL CAP

SiO2 Medical Products, In...

1. A parenteral vial, stopper and cap assembly, comprising:a vial having a body defining an interior, and an opening leading to the interior;
a stopper configured to sealingly engage the opening; and
a cap configured to cover the opening of the vial and the stopper, the cap including a main body formed as a tubular wall and a cover configured to fit over the tubular wall, a hinge pivotally attaches the cover to the main body, the hinge being a double hinge that includes a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis;
wherein the stopper and the cap fit together to form an integral unit;
wherein the cap moves with respect to the vial between a partially engaged position that permits gas flow out from the vial interior, and a fully engaged position in which the stopper sealingly engages the opening; and
wherein the hinge is configured to be broken to serve as a tamper evident feature.
US Pat. No. 10,328,070

POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF NALTREXONE

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

3. A polymorphic form of naltrexone dimethylformamide solvate which is characterized by at least one of:(a) the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of FIG. 2B;
(b) the differential scanning calorimetry thermogram of FIG. 14B; and
(c) the IR-ATR spectrum of FIG. 26B.
US Pat. No. 10,329,716

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet that has a first side and a second side, the absorbent sheet comprising:(a) a plurality of domed regions projecting from the first side of the sheet, each of the domed regions including a plurality of indented bars extending across a respective domed region in a substantially cross machine direction (CD) of the absorbent sheet, wherein the domed regions are extended substantially along the machine direction (MD) of the absorbent sheet; and
(b) connecting regions forming a network interconnecting the domed regions of the absorbent sheet.

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. 10,334,664

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. 10,334,229

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. 10,333,543

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. 10,333,351

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING N TRANSMITTER-SIDE COUPLING CIRCUITS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER INCLUDING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A driving circuit for driving N transmitter-side coupling circuits at a wireless power transmitter, where N is an integer larger than or equal to 2, comprising:an inverting circuit comprising N+1 half-bridge circuits which are connected in parallel at input terminals, wherein each of said N+1 half-bridge circuits has an output terminal, and said output terminal of an i-th half-bridge circuit and said output terminal of an (i+1)-th half-bridge circuit are coupled with an i-th transmitter-side coupling circuit, where i=1, 2, . . . , N; and
a control circuit being configured to control on and off states of switches in said N+1 half-bridge circuits so that said N transmitter-side coupling circuits transfer electric energy simultaneously, alternately, or independently,
wherein said N+1 output terminals are coupled in series through said N transmitter-side coupling circuits, and
each of said transmitter-side coupling circuit is coupled between corresponding two adjacent output terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,332,804

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CMOS STRUCTURE

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A method for manufacturing a CMOS structure, comprising:forming shallow trench isolation in a semiconductor substrate, for defining a first region for a first MOSFET and a second MOSFET of a first type and a second region for a third MOSFET and a fourth MOSFET of a second type;
forming a first gate dielectric and a second gate dielectric on said semiconductor substrate, wherein said first gate dielectric and said second gate dielectric have different thicknesses and are adjacent to each other in each of said first region and said second region;
forming a gate conductor on said first gate dielectric and second gate dielectric;
forming a first gate stack of said first MOSFET, a second gate stack of said second MOSFET, a third gate stack of said third MOSFET and a fourth gate stack of said fourth MOSFET by patterning said gate conductor, said first gate dielectric and said second gate dielectric;
forming gate spacers at side walls of said first gate stack, said second gate stack, said third gate stack and said fourth gate stack; and
forming source/drain regions of said first MOSFET, said second MOSFET, said third MOSFET and said fourth MOSFET.

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. 10,331,964

TRUNK INVENTORY DETECTOR

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A trunk inventory detection arrangement for a motor vehicle, the arrangement comprising:a camera positioned to capture images of objects within a trunk of the motor vehicle, the image capturing being performed in response to the vehicle being put into park gear or an engine ignition being turned off;
a weight detection device positioned to detect a weight of the objects in the trunk; and
an electronic processing device communicatively coupled to each of the camera and the weight detection device, the electronic processing device being configured to cause a user of the vehicle to be informed of the objects in the trunk based on signals received from the camera and the weight detection device.

US Pat. No. 10,331,209

GAZE DIRECTION MAPPING

Tobii AB, Mountain View,...

1. A method for determining a correspondence between a gaze direction and an environment around a wearable device, wherein the wearable device comprises an eye tracking device and an outward facing image sensor, and wherein the method comprises:receiving an input parameter comprising a predefined image;
receiving dynamic area content information with respect to the predefined image, the dynamic area content information indicating a dynamic area of the predefined image;
receiving at least one scene image from the outward facing image sensor;
determining, based at least on the dynamic area content information, that the scene image includes at least a portion of the scene image in a location of the dynamic area in the scene image;
determining, with at least the eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a wearer of the wearable device at a point in time corresponding to when the scene image was captured by the outward facing image sensor;
determining, based on the gaze direction, a first location of a gaze point on the scene image;
determining that the first location is in the location of the dynamic area in the scene image;
determining a confidence value for the gaze point, the confidence value representing a probability that the gaze point relates to the predefined image, wherein the confidence value is based on the determining that the first location is in the location of the dynamic area of the scene image; and
causing the scene image to be displayed with an overlaid visual indication of the gaze point, wherein the overlaid visual indication is based, in part, on the confidence value.

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. 10,330,337

OUTDOOR UNIT

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

1. An outdoor unit for a refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a ventilation opening;
an outdoor heat exchanger housed in the housing;
a communication unit which is provided in the housing at a position facing the ventilation opening, and performs contactless data communication with a nearby information terminal;
an electrical component box housed in the housing;
a main control unit which is provided in the electrical component box and connected to the communication unit via a signal line, and which sets data necessary to operate the outdoor unit and diagnoses a state of the outdoor unit based on data communication with the information terminal via the communication unit; and
an outside air temperature sensor which detects outside air temperature;
wherein the communication unit comprises:
a data communication unit which performs the contactless data communication with the information terminal;
a nonmagnetic base portion which holds the data communication unit and the outside air temperature sensor, and comprises a first ventilation opening at a position facing the outside air temperature sensor; and
a nonmagnetic cover portion which covers the data communication unit and the outside air temperature sensor on the nonmagnetic base portion, and comprises a second ventilation opening at a position facing the outside air temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,330,095

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS FABRICATED WITH ROLL TO ROLL PROCESSING

Encite LLC, Burlington, ...

13. A method of manufacturing a microelectromechanical system in a roll to roll processing line, the method comprising:unrolling from a first roll, a first sheet of a flexible material having a metal coating on one surface of the sheet;
patterning the first sheet to remove the metal coating from a first portion of the surface of the first sheet, while leaving a first metallic region on a second portion of the surface of the sheet;
producing at a first patterning station a body element from the first portion of the first sheet and an element that is releasable from the body, and once released is moveable relative to the body from the second portion of the first sheet of material;
unrolling from a second roll, a second sheet of a flexible material;
laminating at a laminating station the first sheet to the second sheet, with the first and second sheets adhering together in the first regions but the second sheet not adhering to the first metallic region on the first sheet.

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. 10,329,223

PROCESS FOR PROPYLENE AND LPG RECOVERY IN FCC FUEL GAS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A process for the recovery of propylene and LPG from a product mixture obtained by contacting a hydrocarbon feed with a catalyst in a FCC process, comprising the steps:(i) distilling the product mixture in main fractionator to obtain heavier liquid product as side or bottom draws and a gaseous top product consisting of components boiling below 215° C.;
(ii) cooling and condensing the gaseous top product and separating obtained gas-liquid mixture in a receiver cum separator to obtain a liquid fraction referred to as unstabilized naphtha and a lighter gaseous fraction;
(iii) sequentially compressing, cooling and separating in a two stage wet gas compressor train said lighter gaseous fraction obtained from step (ii) to obtain gaseous fraction and liquid fraction from a high pressure separator;
(iv) mixing the liquid fraction as obtained from step (ii) with the liquid fraction as obtained from step (iii) in the high pressure separator to obtain combined liquid fraction;
(v) feeding the combined liquid fraction as obtained in step (iv) to a de-ethanizer to produce ethane and lighter components and a de-ethanized liquid product, wherein the ethane and lighter components are recycled back to the high pressure separator in step (iii) whereas the de-ethanized liquid product is fed to a debutanizer column;
(vi) separating butane and lighter components from the de-ethanized liquid product as overhead gaseous fraction and obtaining heavier fraction as bottom product referred to as debutanizer bottoms in the debutanizer column;
(vii) contacting the gaseous fraction obtained from the high pressure separator in step (iii) in an absorber with a part of the debutanizer bottoms as obtained in step (vi) to produce a rich oil and a gaseous fraction; and
(viii) feeding the rich oil from the absorber to the de-ethanizer via the high pressure separator,wherein the process is characterized by feeding at least or a part of the unstabilized naphtha as obtained in step (ii) to the de-ethanizer via the high pressure separator and contacting a part of the debutanizer bottoms as obtained in step (vi) with the gaseous fraction obtained from the high pressure separator in step (iii) in the absorber, wherein the at least part of the unstabilized naphtha obtained in step (ii) is fed directly to the high pressure separator and then sequentially to the de-ethanizer, the debutanizer column and the absorber without butane and lighter components being first stripped off from the unstabilized naphtha in a separate column and recycled whereby to avoid a need for compression of the recycled lighter components.

US Pat. No. 10,328,449

PIEZOELECTRIC DISPENSER AND METHOD OF CALIBRATING STROKE OF THE SAME

Protec Co., Ltd., Incheo...

1. A method of dispensing liquid, the method comprising:providing a liquid dispenser that comprises
a nozzle comprising a valve seat;
a valve rod comprising a tip;
at least one piezoelectric actuator configured to expand and shrink in response to electric signals,
a lever operably connected to the at least one piezoelectric actuator and operably connected to the valve rod such that expansion and shrinkage of the at least one piezoelectric actuator cause pivotal movement of the lever about a pivot axis, which in turn causes reciprocation of the valve rod along a first axis,
wherein the reciprocation of the valve rod involves repeated impacts by the tip of the valve rod on the valve seat of the nozzle, which causes wearing out of at least one of the valve seat and the tip of the valve rod over time,
wherein wearing out of the at least one of the valve seat and the tip of the valve rod makes a stroke distance of the reciprocation longer;
applying a voltage signal to the at least one piezoelectric actuator for its expansion and shrinkage along a second axis being identical to or different from the first axis, which causes pivotal movement of the lever, which in turn causes the reciprocation of the valve rod along the first axis between a top end and a bottom end of the reciprocation for dispensing of liquid through the nozzle, wherein the tip of the valve rod contacts the valve seat and applies an impact onto the valve seat when the valve rod is at the bottom end of the reciprocation;
determining if the stroke distance has become longer;
in response to determining that the stroke distance has become longer, making the top end of the reciprocation lower in the first axis and decreasing the stroke distance by changing the voltage signal applied to the at least one piezoelectric actuator to compensate the wearing out of the at least one of the valve seat and the tip of the valve rod.
US Pat. No. 10,329,563

ORGANIC COMPOSITIONS TO TREAT HSF1-RELATED DISEASES

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals...

1. A composition comprising a RNAi agent for inhibiting the expression of HSF1, the RNAi agent comprising a sense strand and an antisense strand, wherein the antisense strand comprises at least 19 contiguous nucleotides differing by 0 or 1 nucleotides from:(i) the antisense strand sequence UUAGCAUAGAGCCUGUCUG (SEQ ID NO: 178); or
(ii) the antisense strand sequence UUUAGCAUAGAGCCUGUCU (SEQ ID NO: 179);wherein the antisense strand comprises at least one modified backbone and/or at least one 2?-modified nucleotide, and wherein the sense strand is at least substantially complementary to the antisense strand.
US Pat. No. 10,328,610

METHOD OF RECYCLING CARBON FIBER PREPREG WASTE

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of recycling carbon fiber prepreg waste, comprising the steps of:shredding a volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste, wherein the carbon fiber prepreg waste includes a backing film associated with the carbon fiber prepreg;
providing a mold, wherein the mold has interior surfaces adapted to receive the the volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste;
lining the interior mold surfaces with a release agent;
filling the mold with the shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste;
providing a hot press;
heating the hot press for 30 minutes at 100° F.;
inserting the mold into the hot press;
curing the shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste in the hot press to produce a recycled element, wherein the curing is at a predetermined pressure and at a temperature of 270° F. and for 30 minutes; and
removing the mold from the hot press and letting it cool at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,334,717

OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY, OPTICAL MODULE, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. An optical subassembly comprising:a conductor plate having a pair of penetration holes, both penetrating the conductor plate from an outer surface to an inner surface;
a pair of lead terminals fixed in the two respective penetration holes by a dielectric and passing through the pair of penetration holes from the outer surface to the inner surface;
a wiring board with a pair of wiring patterns arranged on a surface thereof;
a plurality of bonding wires electrically connecting the pair of lead terminals and the pair of wiring patterns; and
a pedestal section arranged protruding from the inner surface of the conductor plate,
wherein a cross section of the pair of lead terminals at an end part on an inner surface side is larger than a cross section at an end part on an outer surface side,
wherein end faces on the inner surface side of the pair of lead terminals are situated within a range of +180 ?m to ?100 ?m from the inner surface of the conductor plate in a direction perpendicular to the inner surface,
wherein the wiring board is arranged on a top surface of the pedestal section,
wherein the plurality of bonding wires directly connect the end faces on the inner surface side of the pair of lead terminals and the pair of wiring patterns, and
wherein a plane defined by flat surfaces of the pair of wiring patterns on the wiring board intersects a plane defined by the end faces on the inner surface side of the pair of lead terminals.

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. 10,334,567

NEUTRAL HOST ARCHITECTURE FOR A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A remotely reconfigurable remote radio head unit (RRU) comprising:a plurality of RRU band modules; and
an access module coupled to the plurality of RRU band modules comprising:
an optical transceiver configured to convert a downlink optical signal to a downlink electronic signal associated with a first data rate;
a multiplexer/demultiplexer coupled to the optical transceiver and configured to convert the downlink electronic signal associated with the first data rate to a plurality of signals, each signal of the plurality of signals having a second data rate less than the first data rate;
a field programmable gate array (FPGA) coupled to the multiplexer/demultiplexer, wherein the FPGA comprises:
a framer/deframer configured to:
receive the plurality of signals at the second data rate;
frame RRU data from the plurality of signals at the second data rate for an individual RRU band module of the plurality of RRU band modules; and
route the framed RRU data to the individual RRU band module of the plurality of RRU band modules; and
a plurality of RRU outputs coupled to the FPGA and configured to provide the framed RRU data to the plurality of RRU band modules.

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. 10,333,746

EFFICIENT DATA TRANSMISSION USING ORTHOGONAL PULSE SHAPES

The Board Of Regents Of T...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a transmitter, a vector comprising a plurality of symbols;
designing a plurality of continuous pulses, wherein each of the continuous pulses corresponds to one of the plurality of symbols in the received vector, and wherein any two pulses selected from the plurality of continuous pulses are orthogonal;
sampling the plurality of continuous pulses to produce a corresponding plurality of discrete pulses;
transforming the received vector based on a transform matrix constructed based on the plurality of discrete pulses; and
transmitting the transformed vector to a receiver.

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. 10,333,613

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING IN THE MAINTENANCE OF AIRCRAFT AND OTHER MOBILE PLATFORMS

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A computer-implemented method for assisting with maintenance of an aircraft, the method comprising:detecting an event on the aircraft;
generating additional information associated with the event and storing the additional information in computer-readable medium onboard the aircraft;
transmitting, from the aircraft, an advisory message relating to the event;
receiving, at the aircraft, a query message via a first communication protocol, the query message requesting the additional information associated with the event; and
upon receiving the query message, automatically transmitting, from the aircraft to a ground facility and while the aircraft is in flight, a response message via a second communication protocol different from the first communication protocol, the response message comprising the additional information associated with the event and being larger in size than the advisory message.

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. 10,331,096

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. 10,330,879

AERIAL MICROMODULE OPTICAL CABLE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAID CABLE

DRAKA COMTEQ B.V., Amste...

1. A method of manufacturing an aerial micromodule cable with excess length of an optical core, said cable comprising a cable jacket, an inner wall of said cable jacket defining a cable cavity in which the optical core is arranged, said cable having two rigid strength members embedded in the wall of said cable jacket;said method comprises:
extruding said cable jacket around said optical core, to provide said cable, said optical core having no overlength relative to the cable jacket;
guiding the aerial micromodule cable over an outer circumference of a coupling wheel; said coupling wheel being the first wheel that receives the cable after said extruding; and
wherein, a first plane intersecting a center of gravity of the cable cavity is parallel to a second plane intersecting the two rigid strength members in the cable jacket, said first and second planes being offset from each other,
and wherein, during said guiding, the two rigid strength members are positioned closer to the outer circumference of the coupling wheel than the first plane so as to cause the optical core to have a core excess length of at least 0.05% relative to the length of the cable jacket.

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. 10,328,959

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A vehicle control system comprising:a controller configured to communicate via a first communication path between a first vehicle and one or more of a second vehicle or a monitoring device in a vehicle system that also includes the first vehicle, the controller also configured to determine a communication loss via the first communication path and, responsive to determining the communication loss, the controller is configured to switch to communicating via a different, second communication path between the first vehicle and the one or more of the second vehicle or the monitoring device,
wherein the controller also is configured to determine an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined,
wherein the controller also is configured to obtain a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system to transition current movement of the vehicle system according to a current operational setting of the vehicle system to restricted movement according to the operational restriction, and
wherein the controller is configured to automatically control the vehicle system to transition from the current movement of the vehicle system according to the current operational setting to the restricted movement according to the operational restriction responsive to the communication loss being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,328,946

ALERTER AUGMENTATION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured to determine an alertness of an operator of a vehicle system, the one or more processors also configured to generate operator input requests that are separated in time by a temporal delay, the one or more processors configured to change one or more of the temporal delay between the input requests or a type of the input requests that are generated based at least in part on the alertness of the operator that is determined,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to automatically switch from automatic control of movement of the vehicle system to manual control of the movement of the vehicle system responsive to the alertness of the operator decreasing below a first designated threshold score, and
wherein the one or more processors are configured to automatically switch from manual control of the movement of the vehicle system to reduced operation automatic control of the movement of the vehicle system responsive to the alertness of the operator decreasing below a smaller, second designated threshold score.

US Pat. No. 10,327,619

SURFACE CLEANING MACHINE

1. A surface cleaning machine, comprising:a cleaning roller holder;
a cleaning roller that is arranged on the cleaning roller holder;
a drive device for rotary driving of the cleaning roller; and
a sweeping element that is associated with the cleaning roller and supplies swept material to the cleaning roller;
wherein the sweeping element is arranged rotatably on the cleaning roller holder;
wherein, in a cleaning mode, the surface cleaning machine is placed or supported on a surface to be cleaned solely by way of the cleaning roller;
wherein the sweeping element is arranged to be movably rotatable on the cleaning roller holder such that, in any angular position relative to the surface to be cleaned within an operating range of the surface cleaning machine, a spacing between the sweeping element and the cleaning roller is at least proximately constant.

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. 10,334,747

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. 10,334,742

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. 10,333,759

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. 10,333,230

FREQUENCY-SCALED ULTRA-WIDE SPECTRUM ELEMENT

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A radiating element for a phased array antenna comprising:a base portion;
a first member projecting from the base portion comprising a first stem and a first impedance matching portion, wherein the first stem supports the first impedance matching portion and the first impedance matching portion comprises at least one projecting portion projecting in a first direction from a first side of the first impedance matching portion; and
a second member projecting from the base portion and spaced apart from the first member, the second member comprising a second stem that is spaced apart from the first stem in the first direction and a second impedance matching portion, wherein the second stem supports the second impedance matching portion and the second impedance matching portion comprises at least one other projecting portion projecting toward the first side of the first impedance matching portion.

US Pat. No. 10,333,042

PACKAGE STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAY

UNIFLEX Technology Inc., ...

1. A package structure for a display, comprising:a flexible base film, comprising a plurality of conductive vias, a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the conductive vias connecting the first surface and the second surface, wherein a material of the flexible base film comprises polyimide and black fillings;
a plurality of pads, disposed on the first surface, the conductive vias being connected to the pads;
a light-emitting component array, comprising a plurality of light-emitting component sets disposed on the pads and electrically connected to the pads, wherein each of the light-emitting component sets comprises a plurality of light-emitting components having different colors; and
a patterned circuit layer, disposed on the second surface and electrically connected to the conductive vias.

US Pat. No. 10,332,642

APPARATUS FOR STORING AND/OR TRANSPORTING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Holtec International

1. An apparatus for transporting and/or storing high level radioactive waste comprising:a cylindrical radiation shielding body forming an internal cavity and having a vertical axis;
a base enclosing a bottom end of the cavity;
a plurality of inlet ducts in a bottom of the radiation shielding body, each of the inlet ducts comprising an inner opening in an inner surface of the body and an outer opening in an outer surface of the body, the inlet ducts each forming a separate horizontal airflow passageway having a circuitous configuration from external atmosphere to a bottom portion of the cavity;
a radiation shielding structure located within each of the inlet ducts that divides the horizontal passageway of the inlet duct into a first channel and a second channel on opposite sides of the radiation shielding structure, the first and second channels converging at the inner and outer openings;
wherein the radiation shielding structure is configured to block a line of sight between the inner and outer openings.

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. 10,332,133

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. 10,331,121

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a control unit configured to determine a vehicle identifier for a first remote vehicle included in a vehicle consist formed from a lead vehicle and at least the first remote vehicle;
a communication unit configured to communicate a wireless linking message addressed to the vehicle identifier from the lead vehicle to the first remote vehicle, the communication unit also configured to establish a communication link between the lead vehicle and the first remote vehicle responsive to receipt of the wireless linking message at the first remote vehicle, wherein the control unit is configured to remotely control movement of the first remote vehicle from the lead vehicle via the communication link, and wherein the communication link is established without an operator entering the first remote vehicle; and
wherein the control unit is configured to determine the vehicle identifier by receiving a list of one or more unique identifying codes associated with at least the first remote vehicle from an energy management system that creates a trip plan to control movement of the vehicle consist, the trip plan designating operational settings of the vehicle consist as a function of one or more of time, location, or distance along a route.

US Pat. No. 10,331,073

CLEANING A SILICON PHOTOCONDUCTOR

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

16. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that when executed by a processor of a printing device, cause the printing device to:receive a silicon photoconductor that is cleaned and rinsed by a cleaning solution and a rinsing solution, respectively;
in response to receiving the silicon photoconductor, performing heat cycling to evaporate remaining rinsing solution from the silicon photoconductor.