US Pat. No. 10,338,344

SMALL FORM FACTOR TELEPHOTO CAMERA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A telephoto lens system, comprising:a plurality of refractive lens elements arranged in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis of the telephoto lens system, wherein at least one surface of at least one of the plurality of lens elements is aspheric, wherein the plurality of lens elements include at least a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element with negative refractive power and having a concave object side surface, and a fourth lens element with negative refractive power and having a concave image side surface;
wherein the lens system has effective focal length f wherein total track length (TTL) of the lens system is 6.0 millimeters or less, and wherein telephoto ratio (TTL/f ) of the lens system is within a range of 0.74 to 1.0; and
wherein the lens system configured to refract light from an object field located in front of the first lens element to form an image at an image plane behind a last lens element of the plurality of lens elements.

US Pat. No. 10,335,807

SHOWER HEAD

Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach ...

1. A shower head comprising:a shower base body and
a jet disk structure disposed on the shower base body;
wherein
the jet disk structure includes a plurality of jet disk elements, each of said jet disk elements being individually and detachably fixable to the shower base body, each of said jet disk elements having fluid exit openings for fluid outlet and forming a partial jet disk surface of a total jet disk surface, wherein the partial jet disk surfaces of said jet disk elements, but for the fluid exit openings, together form the total jet disk surface as a flush stepless surface on a jet exit side thereof;
the shower base body contains a distinct fluid supply corresponding to each of the jet disk elements;
the shower base body contains a shut-off valve assigned to each of a plurality of the distinct fluid supplies, wherein the shut-off valve assigned to said at least one of the distinct fluid supplies has an enable position for the assigned fluid supply, opening said shut-off valve due to one of the jet disk elements corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming fixed to the shower base body, and a shut-off position for the assigned fluid supply, closing said shut-off valve due to said jet disk element corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming detached from the shower base body; and
each of the plurality of jet disk elements is a hollow body containing a fluid chamber, which fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the fluid supply assigned to the shut-off valve when the jet disk element is fixed to the shower base body, and is in fluid communication with a fluid outlet in the partial jet disk surface, the assigned fluid-supply entering into said chamber on a rear side of the corresponding jet disk element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,746

RAD51 INHIBITORS

Cyteir Therapeutics, Inc....

1. A compound of the following structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,340,764

RETIGHTENABLE WEDGE SYSTEM FOR TIGHTENING COIL IN SLOT OF GENERATOR STATOR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A retightenable wedge system for tightening a coil in a slot of a generator stator comprising:a first filler layer placed on the coil;
a spring member placed on the first filler layer;
a second filler layer placed on the spring member;
a retightenable wedge assembly placed on the second filler layer, wherein the retightenable wedge assembly comprises:
a slot wedge comprising an aperture;
a tightening member comprising a form fit feature, wherein the tightening member is configured to be tightenable in the aperture for applying a radial load on the second filler layer, wherein the second filler layer is configured to evenly distribute the radial load on the spring member, and wherein the spring member is configured to apply the evenly distributed radial load onto the coil for tightening the coil in the slot; and
a locking member comprising a mating form fit feature configured to engage with the form fit feature of the tightening member to lock the tightening member in place in the aperture such that the tightening member is able to be restrained from backing out of the slot wedge.

US Pat. No. 10,337,125

HEATING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING CARBON FIBERS

CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A heating device for producing carbon fibers from a threadlike fiber starting material, wherein the heating device comprises a central tubular induction heating element through which the fiber starting material is moved, the tubular induction heating element is surrounded by a thermal insulation, the heating device is an induction coil outside the thermal insulation and the central tubular induction heating element receives a flow of inert gas, whereina heating source is formed by at least one medium to high frequency induction coil, and on the outside of the thermal insulation there are provided a first and a second tube element of material transparent to the induction field of the induction coil, which are separated from each other by an annular gap, through which the inert gas flows, the inert gas is guided in counter flow through the annular gap between the first and the second tube element and through the central tubular induction heating element, wherein at the two axially opposite ends of the central tubular induction heating element and the first and second tube element there is provided a cover element each time, wherein the one cover element is provided for the diverting of the inert gas from the annular gap between the first and the second tube element to the central tubular induction heating element and the other cover element for the introducing of the inert gas into the annular gap between the first and the second tube element and for bringing the inert gas out from the central tubular induction heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,342,168

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder comprising:a feeder main body in which a tape insertion section for inserting a carrier tape which stores multiple components and is covered by a cover tape is formed at a rear portion of the feeder main body and a tape discharging section for discharging the carrier tape is formed at a front portion of the feeder main body;
a tape conveyance path which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate the tape insertion section and the tape discharging section and is for conveying the carrier tape from a rear toward a front;
a rear side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with engagement holes of the carrier tape which is inserted from the tape insertion section, and sequentially conveys a current carrier tape and a next carrier tape along the tape conveyance path;
a front side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with the engagement holes of the carrier tape which is conveyed by the rear side sprocket, and once conveyance of the current carrier tape to the tape discharging section is completed, conveys the next carrier tape which is conveyed thereto by the rear side sprocket to the tape discharging section;
a discharge guide member which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate with the tape discharging section and guides such that the carrier tape which is discharged from the tape discharging section heads downward;
a peeling member which is provided on the feeder main body and peels the cover tape from the carrier tape before the carrier tape which is conveyed by the front side sprocket reaches the tape discharging section; and
a contacting and positioning member which is provided on the feeder main body between the peeling member and the tape conveyance path, the contacting and positioning member pushes a lower face of the carrier tape to cause the cover tape to contact the peeling member and positions the carrier tape from which the cover tape is peeled to be discharged from the tape discharging section.

US Pat. No. 10,338,574

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MANUFACTURED PARTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system for identifying manufactured parts, comprising:a server configured to store test data for a plurality of manufactured parts, the plurality of manufactured parts having same nominal physical properties and differing from one another due to manufacturing imperfections;
a processor; and
memory, including instructions that, when executed on the processor, configure the processor to:
provide a user interface, the user interface including user interface elements to allow for selections;
receive, as input on the user interface, a selection of a selected manufactured part, from the plurality of manufactured parts;
retrieve, from the server, test data for the plurality of manufactured parts, the test data comprising a plurality of numerical values for each manufactured part that quantify the manufacturing imperfections for the manufactured part;
normalize the retrieved test data against respective historical means and respective historical standard deviations to form normalized test data;
correlate the normalized test data for the selected manufactured part with the normalized test data for each of the other manufactured parts in the plurality to form a plurality of correlation values, each correlation value representing a degree of similarity between the selected manufactured part and a respective manufactured part of the plurality;
rank the plurality of manufactured parts in descending order of correlation value;
display, on the user interface, identifiers of the plurality of manufactured parts in the ranked order; and
designate, on the user interface, highest-ranked manufactured parts;
wherein the highest-ranking manufactured parts have a same or similar failure mechanism as the selected manufactured part based on the quantified manufacturing imperfections.

US Pat. No. 10,337,089

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A COMPONENT MADE OF HEAT-TREATED CAST IRON

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A process comprising:casting an engine block main body from a cast iron;
boring the main body to form a bore having a first shape;
heat treating the main body having the bore to establish an ausferritic microstructure of the main body and the bore having a second shape; and
machining the bore having the second shape after the heat treating step.

US Pat. No. 10,337,195

CONTAINMENT SHEETING MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A containment sheet mounting apparatus, comprising:a flexible base having a first side opposite a second side;
a removable fastener adapted for securing said first side of said base to a support surface;
a connecting member, said connecting member being flexible, said connecting member extending from a first end thereof in an engagement with said second side of said base, to a distal end thereof;
said connecting member having an adhesive surface thereon covered by a removable layer;
said connecting member comprising a flexible first connecting member portion and a flexible second connecting member portion;
said first connecting member portion having a first end thereof in said engagement with said second side of said base, and extending therefrom to said distal end thereof;
a first area of said adhesive surface covered by a first section of said removable layer being positioned on a first side surface of said first connecting member portion;
said second connecting member portion having a first side surface opposite a second side surface, said second connecting member portion extending from a first end thereof in said engagement with said second side of said base, to a distal end thereof;
said first side surface of said second connecting member portion facing said first side surface of said first connecting member portion;
said first side surface of said second connecting member portion having a second area of said adhesive surface thereon covered by a second section of said removable layer; and
whereby, with said first side of said base held in contact with said support surface by said removable fastener, said adhesive surface of said connecting member is adapted to form an adhesive engagement to containment sheeting to hold it adjacent said base in a sandwiched engagement between said first connecting member portion having said first area of said adhesive surface thereof engaged with a first side of said containment sheeting and said second connecting member portion having said second area of said adhesive surface engaged with a second side of said containment sheeting.

US Pat. No. 10,342,166

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR SMALL EQUIPMENT ROOMS AND METHODS OF COOLING SMALL EQUIPMENT ROOMS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A method of cooling an equipment closet in a building with a cooling system, the cooling system having a direct expansion cooling circuit that includes a compressor, a condenser having a condenser coil and a condenser fan, an expansion device and an evaporator having an evaporator coil and an evaporator fan that are arranged in the direct expansion cooling circuit, the method comprising:disposing a cabinet at least partially in the equipment closet wherein at least the condenser is disposed in an upper portion of the cabinet and the evaporator is disposed in a lower portion of the cabinet;
separating the lower portion of the cabinet from the upper portion of a cabinet with a first wall to provide separate air flow paths through the upper portion of the cabinet and the lower portion of the cabinet;
operating the cooling system in a first mode of operation with the direct expansion cooling circuit off to cool an interior of the equipment closet with transfer air drawn in from an area of the building outside of the equipment closet and operating the cooling system in a second mode of operation with the direct expansion cooling circuit running to cool the interior of the equipment closet with air cooled by the direct expansion cooling circuit;
controlling operation of the cooling system with a controller by having the controller operate the cooling system in the first mode of operation when the controller determines that operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation will meet a cooling demand due to heat load in the interior of the equipment closet and having the controller operate the cooling system in the second mode of operation when the controller determines that operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation will not meet the cooling demand;
when operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation drawing transfer air in through a transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet from an area of the building outside of the equipment closet and surrounding the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and when operating the cooling system in a second mode of operation drawing transfer air in through the transfer air inlet in the lower portion of the cabinet and cooling it with the direct expansion cooling circuit;
creating a positive pressure in the interior of the equipment closet by the discharge of air with the evaporator fan through a cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet to force air in the interior of the equipment closet out through a hot air outlet of the equipment closet; and
wherein having the controller operate the cooling system in the first mode of operation includes having the controller operate the cooling system with the condenser fan off and the evaporator fan running and drawing transfer air in with the evaporator fan through the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and with the evaporator fan discharging this air out through the cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet; and
wherein having the controller operate the cooling system in the second mode of operation includes having the controller operate the cooling system with the condenser fan running and the evaporator fan running and drawing transfer air in with the condenser fan through a transfer air inlet of the upper portion of the cabinet and across the condenser coil to cool refrigerant flowing through the condenser coil and after this air passes across the condenser coil discharging this air with the condenser fan out through a hot air outlet of the upper portion of the cabinet into a ceiling space and also drawing transfer air in with the evaporator fan through the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and across the evaporator coil to cool the air with refrigerant flowing through the evaporator coil and with the evaporator fan discharging the cooled air out through the cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet.

US Pat. No. 10,335,833

SINGULATION CONVEYOR AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING AND SEPARATING PIECE GOODS ALONG AT LEAST ONE TRANSPORT TRACK

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A singulation conveyor for conveying and separating piece goods, in particular packages and/or consignments, along at least one transport track bearing the piece goods items, wherein in the transport track, in some sections, finger elements adjustable between a lower setting and an upper setting are provided, and in that the free ends of the finger elements in the upper setting are arranged in an upper position above an adjoining region of the transport track in such a way as to manipulate the motional direction and/or the motional speed of respectively individual piece goods items independently of other piece goods items, wherein the finger elements respectively have at least two flexible flank elements which extend jointly in the longitudinal direction of the finger element at least substantially up to the free end of the finger element, and in that the flexible flank elements are flexibly connected to one another in the longitudinal direction of the finger elements respectively via a plurality of cross-pieces, so that the free ends of the finger elements can be adjusted from a lower setting into an upper setting and back.

US Pat. No. 10,342,096

DEVICE WITH A MID-FRAME STRUCTURE AND REVERSE DRAFT

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a mid-frame structure comprising a reverse draft corresponding to a back of the electronic device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic device;
a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes a first group of one or more electronic components; and
a back cover integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes a second group of one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,342,099

TURN-ON PROCEDURE FOR A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load regulation device for controlling an electrical load, the load regulation device comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to control the electrical load; and
a control circuit configured to control the load regulation circuit to control an amount of power delivered to the electrical load, the control circuit configured to operate in an on state during which the control circuit controls the load regulation circuit to energize the electrical load, and in a low power state during which the electrical load is unenergized;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
receive an indication of a user's presence;
transition from a low power state to a ready state in response to receiving the indication, wherein the ready state is characterized by the load regulation device using more power than the low power state and the electrical load being unenergized;
wait in the ready state for a change state instruction;
transition from the ready state to the low power state if the change state instruction is not received within a first predetermined period of time;
transition from the ready state to the on state in response to receiving the change state instruction within the first predetermined period of time; and
transition from the on state to one of the ready state or the low power state in response to receiving an actuation of an actuator or in response to determining a lack of the user's presence in a vicinity of the electrical load for a second predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,342,119

THERMAL SPRING FRAME AND SHIELD FOR SEALED PROCESSING SYSTEMS

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

1. A compliant electronics assembly mount frame, comprising:a substrate including a substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, the substrate having a width and length;
a first mount flange formed in the substrate and disposed along a first side of the width of the substrate;
a second mount flange formed in the substrate and disposed along an opposite second side of the width of the substrate;
a first spring feature integrally formed in the substrate between the first mount flange and a periphery of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the first spring feature mechanically couples the first mount flange with the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area via a first compliant connection;
a second spring feature integrally formed in the substrate between the second mount flange and the periphery of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the second spring feature mechanically couples the second mount flange with the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area via a second compliant connection; and
a first localized force spring feature integrally formed from a first portion of material in the substrate and disposed inside the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the first portion of material is bent in a direction outwardly away from the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, and wherein the first portion of material is bent at a non-zero angle relative to a surface of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area.

US Pat. No. 10,342,115

HIGH-FREQUENCY-TUNING SLIDING ELECTRICAL CONTACT

HEFEI CAS ION MEDICAL AND...

1. A high-frequency-tuning sliding electrical contact, comprising a tuning ring, sliding between an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve; wherein the outer sleeve is sleeved on the inner sleeve; the tuning ring comprises an inner elastic piece, an upper base, an outer elastic piece and a lower base; the upper base and the lower base are welded as an integrity; the inner elastic piece and the outer elastic piece are uniformly provided along an axial direction and welded on the lower base; pull rods are welded to an upper side face of the upper base; and upper ends of the pull rods are driven by a motor to move up and down, such that the turning ring slides up and down between the outer sleeve and the inner sleeve along the pull rods to realize frequency tuning, and suitable for realizing high-frequency tuning in a small gap range, so that the availability and maintainability of the tuning ring are better.

US Pat. No. 10,342,100

MODULAR LIGHTING PANEL

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads, the system comprising:an electrical control panel comprising:
a control circuit;
an alternating current (AC) line feed;
a direct current (DC) line feed configured to provide DC power from at least one DC power source;
a plurality of power supplies, where each power supply is configured to receive AC power or DC power and output DC power; and
a plurality of control modules, wherein more than one control module is associated with each of the plurality of power supplies, and each control module is configured to receive DC power from an associated power supply and provide a DC voltage to at least one electrical load; and
a grid-tie inverter electrically connected between the DC line feed and the AC line feed, the grid-tie inverter configured to receive DC power via the DC line feed, convert the DC power to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC line feed;
wherein, based on one or more factors, the control circuit is configured to determine an amount of DC power received via the DC line feed to provide to one or more of the power supplies, and to determine an amount of DC power received via the DC line feed to convert to AC power and direct to the AC line feed.

US Pat. No. 10,341,907

MULTI-NETWORK WIRELESS MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORT SELECTION

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method comprising:via first input, registering user equipment for use of wireless network services provided by a first wireless network; and
at a communication management resource that provides access to a remote network: i) receiving second input, the second input received over the first wireless network from the user equipment registering the user equipment to use voice services, ii) receiving notification that interworking exists between the first wireless network and a second wireless network; iii) in response to receiving a phone communication indicating a corresponding phone call directed to the user equipment from a remote communication device, and based on the notification of the interworking, selecting a transport protocol from multiple transport protocols, and iv) establishing a communication session between the communication management resource and the user equipment using the selected transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,341,338

SMART CARD REDIRECTION

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a processing device of a server executing an application, a network connection to a client device having a smart card;
detecting a program call associated with an authentication of a user of the client device for accessing the application;
determining, based on the program call, whether the smart card is a remote smart card for the server;
responsive to determining that the smart card is the remote smart card, redirecting the program call to the client device via a communication channel of the network connection; and
authenticating, by the server using a local component, the user of the client device in view of data returned by the client device in response to the program call, the local component handling the remote smart card as local to the server.

US Pat. No. 10,342,103

CONTROL DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE FEEDBACK TYPES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A remote control device comprising:a status indicator configured to be illuminated by three or more light sources; and
a control circuit configured to:
receive device information regarding one or more devices that are responsive to the remote control device, wherein the device information comprises at least one of an address or a device type of each of the one or more devices;
select, based on the device information, a feedback type of a plurality of feedback types to be provided via the status indicator, wherein the plurality of feedback types comprise at least one simple feedback type that is provided in response to a user interface event on the remote control device and at least one advanced feedback type provided in response to a status of one or more load control devices; and
provide feedback according to the selected feedback type via the status indicator by illumination of one or more of the three or more light sources, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide a different illumination configuration of the three or more light sources for different feedback types.

US Pat. No. 10,338,540

METHOD OF OPTIMIZED GLOBAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ENERGY NETWORK OF AN AIRCRAFT AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A method for optimised global management of a power network of an aircraft comprising a plurality of items of power equipment, the method comprising:a step of selecting at least one optimisation objective from a plurality of predetermined objectives,
a step of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive equipment data, information which is representative of the operations of said items of power equipment, which is referred to as equipment data, and of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive aircraft data, information which is representative of the operation of said aircraft, which is referred to as aircraft data, and
a step of determining operating setpoints of said power equipment from said equipment data and said aircraft data which are suitable for achieving at least one selected optimisation objective; and
a step of applying said determined operating setpoints to said items of power equipment to modify performance of said items of power equipment;
wherein said plurality of predetermined objectives comprises at least the following objectives:
an objective of minimising fuel consumption by said equipment of said power network,
an objective of optimally distributing, according to requirements, propulsive power between items of propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising transitional performance of said propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising performance of the aircraft during short-duration phases of a take-off phase type,
an objective of improving precision of operations for monitoring health of the equipment,
an objective of minimising maintenance costs of the equipment,
an objective of altering maintenance operations of the equipment,
an objective of minimising external noise generated by the aircraft,
an objective of minimising noise inside the aircraft,
an objective of minimising surface infrared of the aircraft,
an objective of minimising pollutant emissions, and
an objective of minimising vibration levels.

US Pat. No. 10,337,554

CROSSHEAD FOR A PISTON ROD

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

13. A crosshead for a piston rod, comprising:a main body, made as a single piece, said main body comprising:
a first and a second seat, said first seat configured to hold a connecting rod and said second seat configured to hold a piston rod;
a front portion and a back portion, the back portion comprising two branches connected to the front portion, each branch defining a respective hole for a pin,
wherein said first seat is located on the back portion and said second is located on the front portion; and
two shoes, each shoe connected to both branches.

US Pat. No. 10,336,194

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DEVICE ALIGNMENT AND METHOD OF USE

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

1. A system for aligning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle with an external power source embedded in a roadway surface, the system comprising:a charging panel interconnected to the electrical vehicle;
an actuator interconnected to the charging panel;
a sensor configured to sense an alignment measurement between the charging panel and the external power source; and
an alignment controller that receives the alignment measurement and determines a required alignment adjustment, wherein the charging panel is configured to be adjusted in alignment with the external power source, and wherein a separation distance between the charging panel relative to the external power source is based on a roadway type and is selected from a vehicle database, the vehicle database including a plurality of separation distances and a plurality of roadway types.

US Pat. No. 10,334,977

MOUNTING BRACKET LOCK

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A window treatment comprising:a rail that is elongate between a first end and an opposed second end;
first and second mounting brackets defining a first attachment member and a second attachment member, respectively, wherein the first and second mounting brackets are configured to attach to the first and second ends of the rail via the respective first and second attachment members;
a covering material that is configured to be supported by the first and second mounting brackets; and
a first mounting bracket lock that is configured to be slidably attached to the rail and that is configured to, when in a locked position, prevent the first attachment member of the first mounting bracket from detaching from the rail;
wherein the first mounting bracket lock defines a first projection that extends from the first mounting bracket lock, the first projection configured to engage with a first surface of the first mounting bracket via a friction fit to secure the first mounting bracket in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,341,703

INTEGRATED AUDIENCE INTERACTION MEASUREMENTS FOR VIDEOS

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method, comprising:determining, for a video program, viewing patterns of a plurality of viewers of the video program;
for a threshold of the plurality of viewers having changing viewing patterns for the video program during broadcast of the video program:
determining if the threshold of the plurality of viewers having the changing viewing patterns are only associated with a local station broadcasting to a local geographical region;
responsive to the threshold of the plurality of viewers having the changing viewing patterns being only associated with a local geographical region:
transmitting, to a station managing the local geographical region,
instructions regarding at least one of video program outage and bit rate throughput issue for the video program.

US Pat. No. 10,339,424

METHOD AND DEVICE OF NEURAL NETWORK OPERATIONS USING A GRID GENERATOR FOR CONVERTING MODES ACCORDING TO CLASSES OF AREAS TO SATISFY LEVEL 4 OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A method for neural network operations by using a grid generator, comprising steps of:(a) a computing device, if a test image is acquired, instructing a detector to acquire object location information for testing, including information on where objects for testing are located on the test image, and class information of non-objects for testing, including information on classes of the non-objects for testing on the test image by detecting the objects for testing and the non-objects for testing on the test image;
(b) the computing device instructing the grid generator to generate section information, which includes information on a plurality of subsections in the test image, by referring to the object location information for testing;
(c) the computing device instructing a neural network to determine parameters for testing, to be used for applying the neural network operations to either (i) at least part of the subsections including each of the objects for testing and each of the non-objects for testing corresponding to said each of the objects for testing, or (ii) each of sub-regions, in each of said at least part of the subsections, where said each of the non-objects for testing is located, by referring to parameters for training which have been learned by using information on non-objects for training whose corresponding class information is same as or similar to that of the non-objects for testing; and
(d) the computing device instructing the neural network to apply the neural network operations to the test image by using each of the parameters for testing, corresponding to each of said at least part of the subsections, to thereby generate one or more neural network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,337,227

REAR ACCESS DOOR LATCH AND SEALING SYSTEMS

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A two-door closure system for a motor vehicle having a body having an A-pillar and a C-pillar being spaced from one another, the two-door closure system comprising:a front door having a front edge for being pivotably connected to the A-pillar of the vehicle body, and a rear edge positioned in spaced and generally parallel relationship with the front edge;
a rear door having a rearward edge for being pivotably coupled to the C-pillar of the vehicle body, and a forward edge disposed in spaced and generally parallel relationship with the rearward edge, with a latch located proximate the rearward edge for releasably latching the rear door to the C-pillar; and
at least one swivel hinge unit having a first pivot pin pivotably connected to the rearward edge of the rear door and a second pivot pin for being pivotably connected to the C-pillar of the vehicle body to allow the rear door to initially pivot and translate away from the front door prior to pivoting the rear door between an open and closed position about the second pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,342,163

COOLING A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:a plurality of server racks aligned within a row in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center, the server racks supporting a plurality of heat-generating computing devices;
a warm air aisle positioned adjacent the server racks opposite the human-occupiable workspace and comprising a warm air inlet adjacent to a back side of the row of server racks and a warm air outlet in fluid communication with a warm air plenum;
a plurality of cooling modules each comprising at least one fan and at least one cooling coil mounted together in a housing, the cooling modules positioned to circulate a cooling airflow from the human-occupiable workspace, through the server racks, and to the warm air aisle; and
a single controller electrically and communicably coupled to each of the plurality of cooling modules in a serial arrangement and operable to perform operations comprising:
controlling the plurality of fans in the plurality of cooling modules to operate at a specified fan speed; and
controlling a plurality of valves fluidly coupled to the plurality of cooling coils in the plurality of cooling modules to modulate to a specified valve position,
wherein the serial arrangement of the single controller comprises the single controller being electrically coupled to each of the plurality of cooling modules by a direct current (DC) control power bus to receive power from a first cooling unit through the DC control power bus, independently of a loss of power to the remaining cooling units of the plurality of cooling units.

US Pat. No. 10,339,791

SECURITY NETWORK INTEGRATED WITH PREMISE SECURITY SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a premises management system comprising:
at least one sensor; and
a gateway device configured to:
receive, from the at least one sensor and via a local area network, sensor data, and
send, via a wide area network, the sensor data; and
a security server configured to:
authenticate the gateway device,
receive, from the authenticated gateway device,
access, based on the sensor data, user information associated with a user,
determine, based on at least one of the received sensor data or the user information, relevant content received via the gateway device, and
cause transmission, via the wide area network, of the relevant content to at least one user interface configured to at least one of control the premises management system or receive notifications from the premises management system.

US Pat. No. 10,339,101

DISTRIBUTED WRITE JOURNALS THAT SUPPORT FAST SNAPSHOTTING FOR A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to capture a snapshot of a file system object, wherein the snapshot is a backup of a state of the file system object in a given point in time;
requesting from a lock service a lock on the file system object;
receiving from the lock service a response indicating that the lock is unavailable;
in response to receiving the response indicating that the lock is unavailable, generating a copy of a write journal, wherein the write journal includes a metadata journal and a data journal, wherein the metadata journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file system associated with the file system object, wherein the data journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file or directory, wherein the write journal includes one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the copy of the write journal includes the one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the one or more outstanding updates are updates to the file system object that are received before the request to capture the snapshot;
capturing the snapshot of the file system object to disk;
associating the copy of the write journal with the snapshot of the file system object; and
executing a background maintenance process, wherein executing the background maintenance process includes flushing to disk the one or more outstanding updates included in the copy of the write journal.

US Pat. No. 10,336,442

NON-LUBRICATED ARCHITECTURE FOR A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. An assembly comprising:a turbine engine and a main gearbox for a helicopter having a rotor, said main gearbox comprising a speed-reducing device including gearing and a lubricated rolling bearing and housed entirely within the main gearbox while also being connected to the rotor, the turbine engine, not having a speed reducer and free of an oil lubrication system, comprising:
a casing;
a gas generator with a gas generator shaft; and
a free turbine for being driven in rotation by a gas stream generated by the gas generator, the free turbine having a free turbine shaft;
wherein the casing of the turbine engine is fastened to the main gearbox,
wherein a sealing member is arranged between the main gearbox and the casing of the turbine engine,
wherein the free turbine shaft extends axially into the main gearbox to be connected directly to the speed-reducer device via a coupling sleeve provided on a free end of the free turbine shaft, the coupling sleeve being supported by the lubricated rolling bearing, and the lubricated rolling bearing cooperating with an axial abutment of the main gearbox, and
wherein an axis of the free turbine shaft is perpendicular to an axis of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,097

PATIENT-SUPPORTING UNIT FOR A DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING A PATIENT, WHO IS TO BE X-RAYED, DURING AN OPERATION

MAQUET GMBH, Rastatt (DE...

1. A patient-supporting device, comprising:a fastening assembly that fastens the patient-supporting device to a structural member;
a support member configured to receive a body part of a patient; and
a height adjustment assembly that adjusts a distance between the fastening assembly and the support member;
wherein the height adjustment assembly includes a locking assembly and an elongated member;
wherein the support member is attached to a first end portion of the elongated member;
wherein the locking assembly is stationary relative to the fastening assembly;
wherein the elongated member is guided in an aperture of the locking assembly in a longitudinal direction of the elongated member;
wherein a plurality of first snap-in recesses is disposed on a first side portion of the elongated member, and a plurality of second snap-in recesses is disposed on a second side portion of the elongated member;
wherein the locking assembly includes a first locking member and a second locking member;
wherein the first locking member, in a locked position, selectively engages in one of the plurality of first snap-in recesses and substantially prevents a movement of the elongated member in a first direction; and
wherein in a locked position, the second locking member selectively engages in one of the plurality of second snap-in recesses and substantially prevents a movement of the elongated member in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,340,902

MULTIPLYING DELAY LOCKED LOOPS WITH COMPENSATION FOR REALIGNMENT ERROR

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A multiplying delay locked loop (MDLL) with compensation for realignment error, the MDLL comprising:a multiplexed oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal;
a control circuit configured to selectively inject a reference clock signal into the multiplexed oscillator to provide phase realignment; and
an integrate and subtract circuit configured to compensate for a realignment error of the multiplexed oscillator based on determining a difference between a first integral of the oscillator signal and a second integral of the oscillator signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,995

END TO END FPGA DIAGNOSTICS FOR A SAFETY SYSTEM

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A system comprising:a first fail-safe chassis (FSC) that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a chassis health signal including a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request a plurality of modules in the system that each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a first comparison between each of the module health signals and a predetermined health value; and
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the first comparison;
a second FSC that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a second chassis health signal that contains a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request, a plurality of modules in the system each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a second comparison between the module health signals and the predetermined health value;
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the second comparison; and
a safety relay box module that determines whether to instruct the first FSC to operate in a predetermined mode based on the chassis health signal and the second chassis health signal.

US Pat. No. 10,337,240

WINDOW BLINDS WITH CAPACITOR IN SLATS TO CHARGE SLATS AND CLEAN THE AIR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A window blind comprising:a headrail;
a plurality of movable slats, each of the slats comprising:
a capacitor, each capacitor comprising:
a first plate and a second plate both positioned on the respective slat; and
a dielectric medium disposed between each first and second plate;
a first switch and a second switch, and
a first battery and a second battery, each comprising:
an anode and a cathode,
wherein the first switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the first battery to the first plate when the first switch is in a first position, and
wherein the second switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the second battery to the second plate when the second switch is in a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,613

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT A REACTION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO REACTANTS

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER ...

1. A method for carrying out a reaction between at least two reactants to produce a reaction product, the reaction being carried out in a liquid reaction solution that forms a reaction flow in at least one reaction zone, the method comprising:a) introducing each of the at least two reactants into the liquid reaction solution that forms the reaction flow, wherein the at least two reactants are introduced into the liquid reaction solution via a series of at least two inlets leading into the reaction zone, wherein the at least two inlets are spaced apart in a direction of the reaction flow, and wherein at each of the at least two inlets, a single one of the at least two reactants is introduced into the liquid reaction solution such that the at least two reactants are introduced into the liquid reaction solution in an alternating manner in the direction of the reaction flow,
b) continuously carrying out the reaction in the liquid reaction solution that forms the reaction flow in the at least one reaction zone so as to produce the reaction product; and
c) removing the reaction product via at least one reaction product outlet;
wherein the at least two reactants are gaseous, and
wherein each of the at least two inlets is spanned by a sieve elements or a membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,336,541

AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITH RETRACTABLE MOUNTINGS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An automated storage and retrieval system for storing and retrieving a plurality of objects comprising:a first vertical wall;
a first plurality of mountings on the first wall, each mounting configured to be actuated between a retracted position and an extended position;
a planar motion mechanism configured to move objects along the wall between a first storage position and a second storage position;
wherein each of the mountings in the first plurality of mountings is configured to be actuated into the extended position in order to suspend one of the objects when that object is in its first storage position and not being moved by the planar motion mechanism and is likewise configured to be actuated into the retracted position when the planar motion mechanism is moving that object past the respective mounting as it travels to its second storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,983

OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE COMPRESSION MOLDING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An out-of-autoclave compression molding system comprising:a mold comprising a concave feature and a flange;
a vacuum bag covering at least the concave feature and forming an air-tight seal between the vacuum bag and the mold; and
a vacuum valve with a vacuum end positioned between the mold and the vacuum bag and wherein the vacuum valve further comprises a vacuum pump end passing through the cavity and the pressure plate;
a pressure plate outside the vacuum bag clamped to the flange, wherein the plate is positioned on the mold to form a pressure cavity between the vacuum bag and the plate; and
a pressure valve with a pressure end positioned between the pressure plate and the vacuum bag within the pressure cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,338,446

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING LOW RESISTANCE SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device comprising:a display portion including a plurality of scanning signal lines formed on an insulating substrate, a plurality of data signal lines crossing each of the scanning signal lines, and a plurality of pixel formation portions disposed in a matrix so as to correspond to intersections of the scanning signal lines and the data signal lines;
a scanning signal line driver circuit configured to sequentially activate and thereby select the scanning signal lines; and
a data signal line driver circuit configured to apply a voltage to the data signal lines in accordance with image data, wherein,
each of the pixel formation portions formed in the display portion includes:
a semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor layer formed on an insulating substrate;
a gate insulating film having tapering side surfaces and formed on the semiconductor layer;
a gate electrode having tapering side surfaces and formed on the gate insulating film;
a source region and a drain region formed in the semiconductor layer on opposite sides with respect to the gate electrode;
a silicon nitride film formed on the source region and the drain region of the semiconductor layer; and
a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer respectively in ohmic contact with the source region and the drain region, wherein,
the source region and the drain region are low-resistance regions formed through reduction caused by hydrogen contained in the silicon nitride film, and
the low-resistance region has a portion with a first length ranging from a first position on the semiconductor layer corresponding to an end of the gate insulating film to a region below the gate electrode, the first length being substantially equal to a second length ranging from the first position to a second position on the semiconductor layer corresponding to an end of the gate electrode; and
a pixel capacitor configured to hold the image data provided via the data signal line by the semiconductor device being switched between on and off states, and
the pixel capacitor is formed above the semiconductor device and includes a first electrode connected to the data signal line via the semiconductor device, a second electrode disposed opposite the first electrode, and an insulating layer sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,338,101

PROBER

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

1. A prober comprising:a housing including a plurality of frame members;
a test head configured to inspect electrical characteristics of a wafer;
a wafer chuck configured to hold the wafer;
a probe card having probes on a surface facing the wafer chuck;
a pogo frame provided between the probe card and the test head, and configured to electrically connect the probe card and the test head;
a seal member configured to form a sealed space between the wafer chuck and the probe card;
a pressure reducing unit configured to reduce pressure in the sealed space to allow the wafer chuck to be drawn toward the probe card;
a head stage including a pogo frame attachment portion to which the pogo frame is attached;
a vertical frame member, which is one of the plurality of frame members, the vertical frame member being vertically erected, having a top end and a bottom end, and configured to support the head stage in a first support position directly over the top end of the vertically erected frame member; and
a test head holding part supported by the vertical frame member in a second support position directly over the top end of the vertical frame member, the second support position being different from the first support position, and the test head holding part being configured to hold the test head, the test head holding part including a buffer configured to elastically support the test head.

US Pat. No. 10,337,409

METHOD FOR ASSISTING A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE IN STANDBY OF A MULTIPLE-ENGINE HELICOPTER, AND ARCHITECTURE OF A PROPULSION SYSTEM OF A HELICOPTER COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE TURBOSHAFT ENGINE THAT CAN BE IN STANDBY

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. Architecture of a propulsion system of a multiple-engine helicopter comprising turboshaft engines, each turboshaft engine comprising a gas generator and a free turbine that is rotated by gases from said gas generator,wherein said propulsion system comprises:
at least one turboshaft engine from among said turboshaft engines, referred to as a hybrid turboshaft engine, that is capable of operating in at least one standby mode during a stable flight of the multiple-engine helicopter, the turboshaft engines, referred to as running turboshaft engines, operating alone during this stable flight,
an air turbine that is mechanically connected to said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine,
means for withdrawing pressurized air from the gas generator of a running turboshaft engine,
a duct for routing withdrawn pressurized air to said air turbine such that the air turbine can transform energy from said pressurized air into mechanical energy that drives said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,308

SYSTEM FOR PUMPING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID USING ELECTRIC PUMPS

U.S. Well Services, Inc.,...

1. A system for hydraulically fracturing an underground formation in an oil or gas well to extract oil or gas from the formation, the oil or gas well having a wellbore that permits passage of fluid from the wellbore into the formation, the system comprising:a pump fluidly connected to the well; and
an electric motor to power the pump;
the pump configured to pump fluid into the wellbore at high pressure so that the fluid passes from the wellbore into the formation, and fractures the formation, wherein the pump is a triplex or a quinteplex pump rated at about 2250 hydraulic horsepower or more.

US Pat. No. 10,336,214

CHARGE TRANSFER SYSTEM

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A charge transfer system, comprising:a plug-in power supply electrically connected between at least one of a first plurality of switch legs of a first inverter and at least one of a second plurality of switch legs of a second inverter, the plug-in power supply including a charge port; and
a controller operatively coupled to the first inverter and the second inverter, wherein the controller selectively modulates at least one of the first plurality of switch legs of the first inverter or at least one of the second plurality of switch legs of the second inverter such that electric current flows from an on-board vehicle power supply through at least one of a first plurality of stator windings of a first motor or at least one of a second plurality of stator windings of a second motor to the plug-in power supply for output at the charge port, and wherein the controller further selectively modulates the plurality of switch legs of the first inverter that are not directly connected to the plug-in power supply and the plurality of switch legs of the second inverter that are not directly connected to the plug-in power supply to reduce common mode noise between the plug-in supply and the on-board vehicle power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,339,831

SMART DRILL GUIDE DEVICE FOR MUSCLE TRAINING OF HAND DRILLING OPERATIONS

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIV...

1. A drill guide device for training users on hand drilling operations, the device comprising:a speed detection device for measuring speed of a drill bit used by the drill guide device for drilling an object surface during a hand drilling operation;
a force detection device for measuring force applied by the drill bit on the object surface during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the force detection device comprises a load cell;
an alignment detection device for detecting alignment of the drill bit with respect to the object surface during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the alignment detection device comprises a drill guide base held using a drill guide holder connected with a handle;
wherein the force detection device is integral with the handle; and
a user interface connected to the speed detection device, the force detection device and the alignment detection device for communicating to a user information related to the measured speed, the measured force and the detected alignment of the drill bit during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the training on hand drilling operations is provided based on a predefined required range of speed, force and alignment measurement specifications, thereby diminishing mistakes while manufacturing structural components or systems.

US Pat. No. 10,337,731

BOTTOM CUP COVER, BURNER AND GAS APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A bottom cup cover used in a burner, comprising:a gas intake assembly provided with a first gas intake channel, a connecting channel and a second gas intake channel, the connecting channel connecting the first gas intake channel to the second gas intake channel, the second gas intake channel being obliquely arranged relative to the first gas intake channel, and the first gas intake channel having a gas inlet;
a first primary air supplement cavity and a second primary air supplement cavity being defined in the bottom cup cover, the first primary air supplement cavity being separated from the second primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake channel being in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the second gas intake channel being in communication with the second primary air supplement cavity, and the connecting channel being configured to gas flow to circulate between the first primary air supplement cavity and the second primary air supplement cavity;
a first supplement part, a first mixing part and a second supplement part;
the gas intake assembly comprising a first gas intake part, a second gas intake part and a connecting part, the connecting part connecting the first gas intake part and the second gas intake part;
the first gas intake part, the first supplement part and the first mixing part being connected sequentially, the second supplement part being connected to the first mixing part from above, the second gas intake part penetrating the first supplement part and the second supplement part, and the connecting part being arranged at an outer side wall of the first supplement part; and
the first supplement part defining the first primary air supplement cavity, the second supplement part defining the second primary air supplement cavity, the first mixing part defining a first groove in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake part defining the first gas intake channel, the second gas intake part defining the second gas intake channel, and the connecting part defining the connecting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,199

DRAIN FOR A POOL

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A pool comprising:at least one wall;
a floor that cooperates with the at least one wall to define a water cavity; and
a floor drain in communication with the water cavity, the floor drain including a drainage conduit having:
an inlet end including a hard socket and a soft rim, the soft rim being fixedly connected to the hard socket and fixedly connected to the floor of the pool;
a first sealing plug removably received in the hard socket of the inlet end;
an outlet end; and
a midsection pipe between the inlet and outlet ends.

US Pat. No. 10,336,757

TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES THROUGH INHIBITION OF HSP90

Sloan-Kettering Institute...

1. A method for treatment of neurodegenerative disease, comprising administering to an individual in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having structure:wherein R is hydrogen, or a C1 to C10 alkyl, C2 to C10 alkynyl, or C2 to C10 alkoxyalkyl group, optionally including heteroatoms;Y1 and Y2 are independently C or N;
X4 is hydrogen or halogen;
X3 is CH2, CF2, S, SO, SO2, O, NH, or NR2, wherein R2 is alkyl; and
X2 is halogen, alkyl, halogenated alkyl, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, pyrollyl, optionally substituted aryloxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, carbamyl, amido, alkylamido, dialkylamido, acylamino, alkylsulfonylamido, trihalomethoxy, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, COO-alkylm NH2, OH, or CN; and
X1 has the formula —X—Y—Z— wherein, X, Y and Z are independently C, N, S or O, connected by single or double bonds and with apporpriate hydrogen substitution to satisfy valence, or Y may be (CH2)2,wherein one of X and Z is bonded at the 5?-position to the aryl ring and the other is bonded to the 4?position, and wherein the compound is optionally in the form of an acid addition salt;wherein the neurodegenerative disease is selected from the group consisting of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA or Kennedy's disease), Alzheimer's Disease (AD), sporadic frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism (FTDP), familial FTDP-17 syndromes, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington disease.

US Pat. No. 10,336,402

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

CPT Zwei GmbH, Nuremberg...

1. A method for operating an electric bicycle having an electric motor and a transmission having at least two gears, the method comprising:ascertaining, at a control unit in communication with the electric motor and the transmission, an instantaneous pedal frequency, which is generated by a user of the electric bicycle;
checking, by the control unit, whether the ascertained instantaneous pedal frequency within a predetermined pedal frequency interval;
ascertaining, at the control unit, an instantaneous travel speed of the electric bicycle based on torque data or rotational speed data received from a torque sensor or a rotational speed sensor respectively, the torque sensor and the rotational speed sensor in communication with the control unit;
ascertaining, at the control unit, at least two gears of the transmission within the predetermined pedal frequency interval depending on the ascertained travel speed;
ascertaining, at the control unit, a respective power of the electric motor for each of the at least two gears ascertained;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the lowest ascertained power of the electric motor by comparing the at least two ascertained powers of the electric motor;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the gear of the transmission associated with the lower power; and
outputting, from the control unit, a signal including information associated with the ascertained gear of the transmission associated with the lower power.

US Pat. No. 10,340,409

COMPENSATED PHOTONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SIFOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES C...

1. A photonic device, comprising:a silicon-based substrate;
a second contact layer heavily doped with second-type dopants and disposed on the substrate;
a Ge absorption layer disposed on the second contact layer;
a first contact layer heavily doped with first-type dopants and disposed on the Ge absorption layer;
one or more anti-reflection layers disposed on the first contact layer; and
a compensation region formed at an interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer, the compensation region doped with compensation dopants such that a first carrier concentration around the interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer is reduced and a second carrier concentration in a bulk region of the Ge absorption layer is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,339,882

FAULT-TOLERANT AMLCD DISPLAY

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A fault-tolerant LCD display system comprising: an LCD panel; a plurality of pixels of the LCD panel; a first driver couplet including a first gate driver and a first source driver; a second driver couplet including a second gate driver and a second source driver; a first gamma voltage divider function connected to the first source driver; a second gamma voltage divider function connected to the second source driver; wherein the first gate driver and the second gate driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions and wherein the first source driver and the second source driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions; and wherein each individual pixel of said plurality of pixels is driven simultaneously by the first driver couplet and the second driver couplet, such that if the first gate driver fails, the first source driver and the second driver couplet continue to drive the LCD panel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,413

FLOW LIMITER

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flow limiter comprising a body comprising a fluid intake and a fluid outlet: wherein said body is arranged a fluid circulation pipe comprising a succession of chambers of different cross-sections connected with the fluid intake at a first end and with the fluid outlet at a second end, the pipe having a generally tubular shape, the pipe having a curved bottom so that the pipe does not have any area(s) retaining the fluid circulating in the pipe, the pipe being a succession of assemblies each comprising: a main cylindrical chamber having a first cross-section followed by a first secondary chamber and a cylindrical sprinkler having a second cross-section followed by a second secondary chamber, the main chamber, the sprinkler, the first and second secondary chambers share a common generatrix so that the curved bottom of the pipe is a helical curve.

US Pat. No. 10,336,562

ROBOTIC CARTON UNLOADER

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A robotic carton unloader for unloading cartons in a carton pile within a semi-trailer having side walls, the robotic carton unloader comprising:a mobile body;
a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body and comprising an end effector at an end thereof, the end effector configured to unload cartons from the carton pile; and
a conveyor system attached to the mobile body and extending from front to rear of the carton unloader to convey cartons received thereon by the movable robotic arm, the conveyor system comprising a central conveyor carried on the mobile body and a front conveyor movably attached to the mobile body and extending therefrom towards the carton pile,
wherein the front conveyor comprises movable side portions configured to change width from narrow to wider to act as a shield that catches and then moves falling cartons received thereon, wherein the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a lateral movement mechanism located within the front conveyor to laterally move the movable side portions, and wherein a conveying surface of the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a laterally widenable belt that is generally a flat belt and can widen when the movable side portions laterally extend and narrow when the movable side portions laterally retract.

US Pat. No. 10,342,107

CASCADED FILAMENT TRANSFORMER WITHIN A RESISTIVE SHROUD

KIMTRON, INC., Oxford, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a cascaded transformer set comprising a plurality of transformers, each transformer having a primary and a secondary winding, and each transformer comprising three insulating gaps, wherein in the cascaded transformer set, the secondary winding of one transformer feeds the primary winding of an adjacent transformer; and
a voltage divider comprising a plurality of capacitors, each of equal value, and a plurality of resistors configured to evenly divide a voltage applied to the cascaded transformer set among the insulating gaps of the cascaded transformer set;
wherein the plurality of capacitors comprises a plurality of discs, wherein each capacitor of the plurality of capacitors is formed between two discs of the plurality of discs,
wherein the apparatus further comprises an oil medium surrounding the plurality of transformers and the plurality of discs, and
wherein the plurality of discs and plurality of transformers are arranged such that each of the plurality of transformers is positioned between two of the plurality of discs.

US Pat. No. 10,339,795

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DIAGNOSTICS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A user device for determining whether a message from a control-source device to a control-target device is correctly communicated, wherein the control-source device is configured to indirectly control an amount of power provided to an electrical load by sending messages to the control-target device, the user device comprising:a control circuit configured to:
adjust a wireless range for transmitting a first message to the control-source device;
transmit the first message within the wireless range to the control-source device, wherein the first message comprises a transmission range identifier that indicates a threshold;
receive a second message from the control-source device, wherein the second message is received in a transmission from the control-source device to the control-target device, and wherein the transmission of the second message from the control-source device indicates that a received signal strength of the first message at the control-source device was greater than the threshold indicated by the transmission range identifier; and
determine, based on information in the second message, whether the second message is correctly communicated from the control-source device.

US Pat. No. 10,337,550

CAGE NUT FASTENER AND METHODS FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION OF SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cage nut fastener capable of installation against a frame member without the aid of tools, the cage nut fastener comprising:a spring cage that includes:
a back wall with a wall aperture therethrough;
a cage arm extending in a forward direction from a side of the back wall; and
a lever arm; and
a nut retained within a space defined by the spring cage, and prevented from rotation therein, the nut including a nut aperture therethrough that is generally aligned with the wall aperture of the back wall;
wherein the lever arm includes an extension portion, arranged at a first side of the spring cage and extending in a rearward direction behind the back wall of the spring cage, and a hooking portion, passing behind the back wall from the first side of the spring cage to a second side of the spring cage, opposite the first side, and having a distal end that terminates in front of the nut; and
wherein application of a compression force upon the lever arm, without the aid of tools, manipulates the spring cage to a compressed state that facilitates positioning each of a distal end of the cage arm and the distal end of the hooking portion of the lever arm through an aperture of a frame member so that, upon release of the compression force, the spring cage and the nut are secured against the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,182

TOILET SPLASH GUARD SYSTEMS

1. A toilet splash guard system (100) for preventing splashing of fluids from a toilet bowl to a surrounding floor area, said system comprising:a. a toilet seat (20) having a first circumferential side edge (28a) and an opposing second circumferential side edge (28b),
b. a first splash guard (110) disposed on the first circumferential side edge (28a) of the toilet seat, wherein the first splash guard (110) comprises two or more support arms (114) extending from the first circumferential side edge (28a), and a first panel (112) angularly mounted to the two or more support arms (114) such that the first panel (112) projects away from an underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
c. a second splash guard (120) disposed on the second circumferential side edge (28b) of the toilet seat, wherein the second splash guard (120) comprises at least one support arm (124) extending from the second circumferential side edge (28b) and a second panel (122) angularly mounted to the at least one support arm (124) such that the second panel (121) projects away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
wherein a proximal end (22) of the toilet seat is mounted to a toilet bowl rim (15) such that the toilet bowl (10) is disposed between the first splash guard (110) and the second splash guard (120),
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is in a first position over the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in a lowered position such the support arms (114,124) are horizontally oriented relative to the floor area,
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is rotated from the first position to a second position up and away from the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) rotate to an upright position such that the support arms (114,124) are vertically oriented relative to the floor area, wherein the first and second panels (112,122) extend forwardly and away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat,
wherein during use of the toilet bowl (10) and the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in the upright position, the fluids splashing from the toilet bowl (10) are splashed onto an interior surface (113,123) of the first and second panels.
US Pat. No. 10,336,925

POLYESTER POLYOLS FOR REACTIVE HOT-MELT ADHESIVES

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A semi-crystalline polyester polyol comprising recurring units of:(a) a C2-C10 aliphatic diol;
(b) a C8-C24 aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and
(c) (i) an aromatic dicarboxylic acid source consisting of recycled polyethylene terephthalate,
(ii) bisphenol A polycarbonate, or
(iii) a combination of (i) and (ii);
wherein 5 to 15 wt. % of the recycled polyethylene terephthalate or the bisphenol A polycarbonate is used based on the combined amounts of components (b) and (c);
wherein the polyol has a hydroxyl number within the range of 14 to 112 mg KOH/g;
and wherein the polyol has a crystallization temperature within the range of ?20° C. to 35° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry during a heating or cooling cycle at 10° C. per minute.

US Pat. No. 10,340,928

PHASE-LOCKED LOOP

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a clock module, a reference clock signal;
adjusting, by a first digital-to-time converter, the reference clock signal in accordance with a first control signal;
generating, by the first digital-to-time converter, a first input signal corresponding to the adjusted reference clock signal;
receiving, by a time-to-digital converter, the first input signal;
generating, by the time-to-digital converter, an output signal based on the first input signal;
generating an output high-frequency clock signal based on the output signal from the time-to-digital converter;
generating a derived signal from the output high-frequency clock signal;
adjusting, by a second digital-to-time converter, the derived signal in accordance with a second control signal, wherein a value of the first control signal and a value of the second control signal are centered about a midpoint value, M, and offset from the midpoint value by a fraction, x, such that the values of the first and second control signals are respectively defined as (M+x) and (M?x);
generating, by the second digital-to-time converter, a second input signal corresponding to the adjusted derived signal; and
receiving, by the time-to-digital converter, the second input signal, wherein the time-to-digital converter generates the output signal based on both the first input signal and the second input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,560

TWO-WAY ARCHITECTURE WITH REDUNDANT CCDL'S

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flight control system of an aircraft comprising:a first processing unit,
a second processing unit,
communication means configured for establishing a first bidirectional digital link and a second bidirectional digital link between the first processing unit and the second processing unit,
said second bidirectional digital link being redundant with the first bidirectional digital link,
wherein said first and second bidirectional digital links may be active concomitantly,
said flight control system further comprising backup communication means giving the possibility of ensuring exchanges of data between the first and second processing units whenever failures of the first and second bidirectional digital links occur,
said backup communication means comprising at least one device part including at least one of: a network of sensors, a network of actuators and an on-board secure network for avionics.

US Pat. No. 10,335,903

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR SOLDERING OPERATIONS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A clamping device for soldering operations, the clamping device comprising:a base plate; and
at least one press block configured to be arranged on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block is configured to be moved up or down relative to the base plate;
wherein when the at least one press block moves down relative to the base plate, the weight of the at least one press block exerts pressure on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block comprises a first cylinder block portion and a second cylinder block portion, the base plate defines at least one first through hole, and each of the at least one first through hole corresponds to one press block, wherein the clamping device further comprises at least one snap ring, the second cylinder block portion of the press block comprises two ends positioned opposite each other, each snap ring corresponds to one press block, and one end of the second cylinder block portion of the press block faces away from the first cylinder block portion that passes through to the bottom side of the first through hole, the snap ring clips around the periphery of the second cylinder block portion, whereby the snap ring and the first cylinder block portion are located on different sides of the base plate.
US Pat. No. 10,336,958

SUSTAINABLE BASE OILS FOR LUBRICANTS

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A method which comprises formulating a lubricant composition comprising 0.1 to 5 wt. %, based on the amount of lubricant composition, of an anti-wear agent, and a polyester base oil, the base oil comprising recurring units from: (a) a digested thermoplastic polyester selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate, glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, polybutylene terephthalate, and combinations thereof; (b) a low-molecular-weight polyol; and (c) a monofunctional C8-C24 fatty acid; wherein the base oil has a number-average molecular weight within the range of 300 to 5000 g/mol, a hydroxyl value less than 50 mg KOH/g, and a viscosity at 40° C. less than 5000 cSt, wherein the lubricant composition has an average ball scar diameter as measured by ASTM D4172 less than 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,340,787

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION STAGE CONTROL DURING START-UP FOR EFFICIENT USE OF A NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT THERMISTOR

Astec International Limit...

1. A power factor correction (PFC) stage of a power supply unit, the PFC stage comprising:a PFC circuit including a rectifier circuit for connection to an input power source, a PFC controller circuit connected to the rectifier circuit and including a PFC switch, a current sensor connected to the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit, at least one high frequency bypass capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and the rectifier circuit, and at least one bulk storage capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and an output of the PFC stage; and
a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor connected in series with the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit and the current sensor to limit an in-rush current in the PFC circuit, and
wherein, during a start-up of the power supply unit, the PFC controller circuit is configured to turn-on the PFC switch continuously to allow a current through the NTC thermistor to increase and a resistance of the NTC thermistor to decrease, and turn-off the PFC switch after the current through the NTC thermistor is sensed as being equal to or greater than a preset value based on the resistance of the NTC thermistor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,440

CURVED WINGLET

Airbus Operations Limited...

1. An aircraft wing and a winglet on the tip thereof, the winglet comprising:an inner end and an outer end, and
the winglet having a varying radius of curvature (R) extending from the inner end to the outer end, and wherein the radius of curvature of the winglet:
(i) decreases along the winglet over a first distance d1 from the inner end to a first location along the winglet; wherein over the first distance d1 the radius of curvature varies according to an equation R=k1/dn, where k1 is a constant, d is a distance along the winglet measured in an outward direction, and n is greater than zero;
(ii) remains constant over a second distance d2 from the first location to a second location along the winglet; and
(iii) increases along the winglet over a third distance d3 from the second location to a third location along the winglet, wherein the sum of the first and third distances (d1+d3) is greater than the second distance (d2).

US Pat. No. 10,340,673

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An electronic device comprising:a support frame comprising a frame body and a first cable management unit, the frame body having a cable management recess and a cable management hole, the cable management recess communicating with the cable management hole, the first cable management unit being connected to the frame body and rotatably located in the cable management recess, wherein the support frame further comprises a retainer, the first cable management unit has an indentation, and the retainer engages with the indentation, such that the first cable management unit is rotatable;
an electronic unit disposed on the frame body; and
a cable having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the first end being connected to the electronic unit, the second end passing through the cable management hole to enter the cable management recess, the first cable management unit limiting the cable in the cable management recess, the first cable management unit rotating along with the cable when the cable is pulled to move.

US Pat. No. 10,342,165

DATA CENTER COOLANT SWITCH

International Business Ma...

1. A system for cooling a data center, comprising:an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in said data center during a first mode of operation and during a second mode of operation;
an outdoor heat exchanger portion wherein outside air is used to cool a first heat transfer fluid present in at least said outdoor heat exchanger portion during said first mode of operation, said first heat transfer fluid being water and having a first freezing point;
a coolant switch arrangement configured to switch said outdoor heat exchanger portion to a second heat transfer fluid, in preparation for operation in said second mode of operation, said second heat transfer fluid being one of ethylene glycol and an ethylene glycol-water mixture and having a second freezing point lower than said first freezing point, said second freezing point being sufficiently low for said second heat transfer fluid not to freeze when an outdoor air temperature adjacent said outdoor heat exchanger portion drops below a first predetermined relationship with said first freezing point, said second heat transfer fluid has a higher viscosity than said first heat transfer fluid, said second heat transfer fluid having a lower ability to conduct and carry heat than said first heat transfer fluid; and
a control unit coupled to said coolant switch arrangement and configured to determine that an appropriate time has been reached to switch from said first mode to said second mode,
wherein said coolant switch arrangement switches said outdoor heat exchanger portion to said second heat transfer fluid responsive to said determination by said control unit, and
wherein said heat is absorbed from said components in said data center into said second heat transfer fluid and wherein said outside air is used to cool said second heat transfer fluid present in at least said outdoor heat exchanger portion of said cooling system during said second mode;
said control unit further configured to determine that an appropriate time has been reached to switch from said second mode back to said first mode, wherein the appropriate time is when an outdoor air temperature has reached a second predetermined relationship with the first heat transfer fluid freezing point and, responsive to determining that said appropriate time has been reached to switch from said second mode back to said first mode, switch said outdoor heat exchanger portion of said cooling system back to said first heat transfer fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,339,676

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGES AND TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGING

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for reconstructing multi-tracer metabolic and morphometric images by determining time coordinates and three-dimensional spatial coordinates of a position of a positron-electron annihilation into three gamma quanta, the method comprising the steps of:a) receiving a plurality of events from positron annihilation centers obtained during measurements conducted by TOF-PET tomography;
b) reconstructing the time coordinates and the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the plurality of events collected in step (a);
c) determining a common decay plane for gamma quanta originating from the positron-electron annihilation;
d) transforming the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the gamma quanta to a two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane determined in step (c);
e) determining the time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of a place of the annihilation in the common decay plane defined in step (c);
f) transforming time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of the place of the annihilation in the two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane to three-dimensional spatial coordinates in a detector coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 10,342,005

METHODS FOR DETERMINING A HARQ-ACK CODEBOOK SIZE FOR A USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a Base Station, BS, the method comprising:determining a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request-Acknowledgement, HARQ-ACK, codebook size for a User Equipment, UE, based on data to be transmitted in a data transmission to the UE, the HARQ-ACK codebook size indicating a number of HARQ-ACK bits for the UE to encode for transmitting Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request, HARQ, feedback for the data transmission to the BS; wherein the data transmission to the UE is scheduled on a set of carriers comprised in a group of carriers;
transmitting an indication of the HARQ-ACK codebook size in a Downlink Assignment Index, DAI, field of a Downlink, DL, assignment to the UE comprises, transmitting, for the set of carriers, respective Downlink Control Information, DCI, messages, wherein each DCI message comprises the DAI field, wherein the indication of the HARQ-ACK codebook size transmitted in the DAI field of each DCI message indicates the same first value for the set of carriers; and
wherein the first value indicates an order by which the set of carriers comprised in the group is scheduled relative to a further group of carriers comprising a further set of carriers also scheduled for the data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,340,832

HYDRIDE GENERATION SYSTEM

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A sampling system, comprising:a sampling assembly configured to draw a sample into a mixing path; and
a hydride generation assembly configured to introduce selected amounts of a first hydride generation reagent and a second hydride generation reagent into the mixing path, the hydride generation assembly including: a source of the first hydride generation reagent; a source of the second hydride generation reagent; a first chamber configured to contain the first hydride generation reagent; a second chamber configured to contain the second hydride generation reagent; a first plunger configured to translate within the first chamber and cause a displacement of the first hydride generation reagent; a second plunger configured to translate within the second chamber and cause a displacement of the second hydride generation reagent; and a base coupling the first plunger and the second plunger together, the base movable relative to the first chamber in a direction of translation of the first plunger within the first chamber;
a nebulizer fluidically coupled with the mixing path, the nebulizer configured to introduce at least a portion of the sample received from the mixing path into a spray chamber; and
a sample analysis instrument configured to receive the at least a portion of the sample from the nebulizer, the spray chamber being fluidically coupled with or forming a portion of the sample analysis instrument, the sample analysis instrument comprising a spectrometer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,604

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A vehicle control system comprising:a controller configured to determine a communication loss 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 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 at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, or different times, and
wherein the controller is configured to automatically change the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction determined by the controller responsive to the communication loss being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,338,224

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ANALOG FRONT-END RECEIVER FOR LONG RANGE LIDAR

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A current-pulse detection system, comprising:a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) configured to convert an input current applied to an input port of the TIA into an output voltage, and
a first clipping circuit, coupled to the input port by a rectifying element configured to, in response to a clip voltage applied to the first clipping circuit, limit a maximum value of an input voltage to the TIA to a value that exceeds a saturation threshold voltage of the TIA by no more than a turn-on voltage of the rectifying element.

US Pat. No. 10,338,149

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING SOC OF A BATTERY BEING CHARGED AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE APPARATUS

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A method for calculating a SOC (State of Charge) of a battery being charged, the method being applied in a battery management system and comprising:obtaining a full charge voltage and a reference charging voltage curve of the battery, wherein the reference charging voltage curve at least comprises an approximately linear ascent stage;
taking a voltage value from the approximately linear ascent stage of the reference charging voltage curve as a preset reference voltage, and obtaining a reference SOC corresponding to the preset reference voltage;
obtaining a charging voltage curve by measuring voltage of the battery over time in a current charging state of the battery, and acquiring a current charging voltage at which the charging voltage curve enters into an approximately linear ascent stage;
determining a compensation factor according to the preset reference voltage, the full charge voltage, and the current charging voltage;
utilizing the compensation factor and the reference SOC to calculate a current SOC corresponding to the current charging state of the battery, wherein the compensation factor is utilized to convert a voltage difference between the current charging voltage and the preset reference voltage into a SOC difference between the current SOC and the reference SOC.

US Pat. No. 10,336,352

INERTIAL TRACK MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A track geometry measurement system, comprising:a plurality of wheels operable to trail over rail track;
a frame coupled to the wheels;
an inertial measurement unit (IMU) coupled to the frame;
a global positioning system (GPS) coupled to the frame;
a memory configured to store IMU data; and
a processor configured to
determine a relative position of a portion of the frame based on data from the GPS and data from the IMU,
determine a signature based on the data from the IMU, and
search IMU data stored in the memory for the signature to align the position with the IMU data stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,341,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A first wireless communication device comprising:a receiver to receive a synchronization signal transmitted from a synchronization source;
a processor to determine a root index based on the received synchronization signal, and to determine a synchronization timing reference based on the root index; and
a transmitter to transmit, based on the determined synchronization timing reference, a synchronization signal for a direct communication between the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device,
wherein determining, by the processor, the synchronization timing reference comprises:
based on the root index, determining a category of the synchronization source;
prioritizing the synchronization source based on determining whether the synchronization source is an evolved NodeB (eNodeB), a wireless communication device synchronized with an eNodeB, or a wireless communication device having a synchronization timing reference independent from an eNodeB;
determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB, among wireless communication devices synchronized with an eNodeB;
prioritizing the synchronization source further based on determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB; and
determining the synchronization timing reference based on the prioritization.

US Pat. No. 10,340,685

INPUT REDUNDANT CIRCUIT

Astec International Limit...

1. An input redundant circuit, comprising:a core power supply including a boosting circuit;
a first input port for receiving a first input voltage;
a second input port for receiving a second input voltage;
a relay unit connected to the first input port and the second input port to selectively connect and disconnect the first input voltage and the second input voltage to the core power supply, the core power supply configured to inhibit an input current to the boosting circuit and switch the relay after inhibiting the input current to the boosting circuit; and
a surge current limiting circuit coupled to the core power supply and configured to limit a surge current generated when the relay unit is switched between the first input voltage and the second input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,338,723

TOUCHPAD AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

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

1. A touchpad, comprising:an operating plate having an operating surface on which an in inputting operation is performed;
an added feature part attached to a first surface of the operating plate opposite from the operating surface;
a sensing unit disposed to face toward at least a portion of the first surface, the portion being at least a part of an area of the first surface other than an area thereof to which the added feature part is attached;
a holding member disposed at a predetermined distance apart from a first face of the added feature part, the first face of the added feature part being opposite from a second face thereof facing toward the operating plate; and
a support member situated between, and in contact with, the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member has a lower Young's modulus than the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member is made of a resin-based material, and is disposed to fill a gap between the added feature part and the holding member, and
wherein the holding member has a penetrating hole extending from a face thereof facing toward the added feature part to an opposite face thereof, and the support member is made of the resin-based material whose fluidity is reduced after the resin-based material in a fluid state is supplied to the gap between the added feature part and the holding member through the penetrating hole.

US Pat. No. 10,337,642

ACTUATION AND VALVE MECHANISM

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD....

1. A fluid control barrier for a pipe comprising:a bi-foldable barrier member for controlling movement of fluid along the pipe and having a pair of plates with a hinge along their straight edges to allow for opening and closing of said fluid control barrier; and
an actuation mechanism comprising
a threaded screw member having a first thread and a second thread;
a pair of threaded journals;
a first pair of struts and a second pair of struts;
the pair of plates comprising a first plate and a second plate;
the first thread opposing the second thread;
the pair of threaded journals comprising
a first threaded journal threadingly engaged with the first thread and constrained from rotating; and
a second threaded journal threadingly engaged with the second thread and constrained from rotating;
the first pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the first plate, and the second pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the second plate, such that rotating the threaded screw member opens and closes the bi-foldable barrier member.

US Pat. No. 10,335,812

MIXING AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A mixing and dispensing apparatus, comprising:a first container that includes a main body portion, a first opening, and a second opening, and a receiving portion coupled to the main body, the main body portion being configured to retain a first substance;
a second container configured to retain a second substance, the second container being compressible and having a spout in fluid communication with the main body portion of the first container through the second opening, wherein the receiving portion includes a compartment that is configured to receive the second container and a neck extending between the main body portion and the second container; and
a plunger received entirely within the second container, the plunger being aligned with the spout and configured to open the spout when the second container is compressed to release the second substance into the main body portion of the first container through the neck.
US Pat. No. 10,336,695

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF 1-(5-(2,4-DIFLUOROPHENYL)-1-((3-FLUOROPHENYL)SULFONYL)-4-METHOXY-1H-PYRROL-3-YL)-N-METHYLMETHANAMINE SALT

Daewoong Pharmaceutical C...

1. A crystalline form I of 1-(5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1-((3-fluorophenyl)sulfonyl)-4-methoxy-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-N-methylmethanamine hydrochloride having peaks at diffraction angles (2?±0.2°) of 5.8°, 9.7°, 10.0°, 12.8°, 13.2°, 17.4° and 18.5° in an X-ray powder diffraction pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,341,193

OPTIMIZATION ON MULTIPLE TIMESCALES IN A DISTRIBUTED WI-FI SYSTEM

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method for optimizing a distributed Wi-Fi network via a cloud based system using a plurality of control loops over multiple timescales, the method comprising:receiving and storing data measurements associated with operation of the distributed Wi-Fi network;
performing one or more of:
a fast loop optimization of operating parameters associated with the distributed Wi-Fi network based on one or more first metrics and associated first thresholds; and
a slow loop optimization of the operating parameters associated with the distributed Wi-Fi network based on one or more second metrics and associated second thresholds, wherein a timescale of the fast loop optimization is finer than a timescale of the slow loop optimization; and
providing the operating parameters to the distributed Wi-Fi network for configuration thereof;
wherein the slow loop optimization is performed with clustering the distributed Wi-Fi network with one or more Wi-Fi networks proximate thereto and the fast loop optimization is localized to one of the distributed Wi-Fi network or a cluster that is smaller than used for the slow loop optimization.

US Pat. No. 10,340,976

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATED UTILIZATION OF QUASI-LICENSED WIRELESS SPECTRUM

Charter Communications Op...

11. A computerized method for providing mobile visiting access services for at least one computerized mobile client device, the at least one computerized mobile client device configured to use first and second wireless protocols, the computerized method comprising:registering, while the at least one computerized mobile client device is utilizing the first wireless protocol, the at least one computerized mobile client device with a temporary service provider network, the temporary service provider network comprising both a radio access network (RAN) and a core portion;
allocating quasi-licensed spectrum to the at least one computerized mobile client device for use within the RAN; and
causing the at least one computerized mobile client device to transition from the first wireless protocol to the second wireless protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,340,163

MOUNTING APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A mounting apparatus comprising:a primary pedestal with a mounting stage installed thereon;
a gantry frame extending in a Y direction across the primary pedestal with the ends thereof supported on the primary pedestal in a manner movable in an X direction;
a mounting head supported on the gantry frame in a manner movable in the Y direction;
an X-direction linear motor for driving the gantry frame in the X direction;
a Y-direction linear motor for driving the mounting head in the Y direction;
a secondary pedestal arranged apart from the primary pedestal; and
a Y-direction load receiver installed on the secondary pedestal in a manner movable in the X direction and immovable in the Y direction, wherein
the X-direction linear motor includes an X-direction stator attached to the secondary pedestal and an X-direction mover attached to an end portion of the gantry frame, and wherein
the Y-direction linear motor includes a Y-direction stator attached to the gantry frame in a manner movable in the Y direction and a Y-direction mover attached to the mounting head,
the mounting apparatus further comprising a connection member connecting one end of the Y-direction stator and the Y-direction load receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,339,349

ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT FOR LONG WORKING RANGE LINE-SCAN IMAGING SYSTEM

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A line scan camera that scans a long depth of field with a short distance to a target object, comprising:an image sensor configured to receive an image of the target object through a collimating lens, wherein the collimating lens has a single F-stop value for a short depth of field and the long depth of field;
a set of mirrors configured to allow folded optics along an optical path from the target object to the collimating lens, wherein the optical path is bent with the set of mirrors so that the optical path within the line scan camera is longer than a size of the line scan camera, and wherein the folded optics enable the line scan camera to be compact; and
a first light source configured to illuminate the target object with a line illumination without going through the set of mirrors, wherein the first light source is close to the target, and wherein the light source is located with one of the set of mirrors so that an angle between the line illumination and the optical axis from the one of the set of mirrors to the target object is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,338,594

NAVIGATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO ENHANCE SAFETY UNDER ONE OR MORE FAULT CONDITIONS

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

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, a position of an autonomous vehicle relative to a roadway over which the autonomous vehicle is configured to transit via a path of travel, wherein the path of travel comprises predetermined travel points corresponding to discrete geographic locations disposed along the path of travel;
accessing, by the processor, map data to identify locations of one or more safe zones associated with each of the predetermined travel points along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor, a set of driving instructions for a vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor prior to detecting any anomalous events associated with the autonomous vehicle or an environment external to the autonomous vehicle, one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions for the vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to a safe zone of the one or more safe zones via a recovery path of travel from at least one of the predetermined travel points;
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller, the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel based on the set of driving instructions;
detecting, by the processor, an anomalous event associated with the autonomous vehicle or the environment external to the autonomous vehicle; and
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller and in response to detecting the anomalous event, the autonomous vehicle based on a subset of the one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions to guide the autonomous vehicle to the safe zone of the one or more safe zones via the recovery path of travel.

US Pat. No. 10,338,585

ABNORMAL AIRCRAFT RESPONSE MONITOR

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:at least two flight control computers at least one of which is utilized at any one time to control flight of the aircraft, each of the at least two flight control computers having at least two processors, each of the at least two processors being responsive to an aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters, each of the at least two processors computing in parallel and providing a control output command signal indicative of a desired control of a flight control surface of the aircraft based on control laws;
wherein:
at least one of the at least two processors for each of the at least two flight control computers comprises an abnormal response monitor configured to detect a residual error in software that embodies the control laws by being responsive to the aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters and determining whether the control output command signal is within an acceptable value for the control output command; and
when the abnormal response monitor detects the residual error in the software by determining that the control output signal command is not within the acceptable value, then the one of the at least two flight control computers in which it is determined that the control output command signal is not within the acceptable value is disabled from being allowed to control flight of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,337,561

TRANSMISSION WITH INTEGRATED OVERLOAD PROTECTION FOR A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a motor disposed at a joint configured to control motion of a member of the robot;
a transmission including an input member coupled to and configured to rotate with the motor, an intermediate member, and an output member, wherein the input member is configured to engage the intermediate member and rotate within an open annular space defined by the intermediate member, wherein the intermediate member engages the output member, and wherein the intermediate member is fixed such that as the input member rotates, the output member rotates therewith at a different speed;
a pad frictionally coupled to a side surface of the output member of the transmission and coupled to the member of the robot;
a spring configured to apply an axial preload on the pad, wherein the axial preload defines a torque limit that, when exceeded by a torque load on the member of the robot, the output member of the transmission slips relative to the pad; and
an output flexure member disposed between and interfacing with the pad and the spring, wherein the output flexure member is coupled to the member of the robot, and wherein the output flexure is torsionally stiff and axially flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,335,636

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. A system that monitors user activity, the system comprising:a wrist device comprising a curved body and an electronic circuitry supported by the body, the electronic circuitry comprising a first set of light emitting diodes arranged in a matrix form and forming a display unit, at least one motion sensor configured to measure physical motion caused by a user to the wrist device, a heart activity sensor based on optical heart activity sensing, and at least one processor configured to acquire motion measurement data from the at least one motion sensor, to process the motion measurement data into a motion activity metric, and to cause the display unit to display the motion activity metric, wherein the at least one processor is further configured to acquire heart activity measurement data from the heart activity sensor, to process the heart activity measurement data into a heart activity metric, and to cause the display unit to display the heart activity metric,
and wherein the at least one processor is further configured to estimate a sleep index, the sleep index characterizing a user's sleep quality and sleep time by using an activity sensor comprising at least one of said heart activity sensor and said at least one motion sensor; and
wherein the processor of the wrist device is further configured to determine an energy expenditure target, to determine at least one training intensity as a momentary training intensity from at least one of the motion measurement data and the heart activity measurement data, to compute from the momentary training intensity and a difference between the energy expenditure target and the energy expenditure accumulation value, at least one time duration needed to exercise with the determined momentary training intensity to reach the energy expenditure target, and to cause the first set of light emitting diodes to display the determined at least one time duration in connection with an indicator of a corresponding training intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,340,879

SWITCHING CIRCUIT

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

3. A semiconductor processing tool comprising:a plasma chamber configured to deposit a material onto a substrate or etch a material from the substrate; and
an impedance matching circuit operably coupled to the plasma chamber, matching circuit comprising:
an RF input configured to be operably coupled to an RF source;
an RF output operably coupled to the plasma chamber;
a first circuit comprising a first variable component providing a first variable capacitance or inductance; and
a second circuit comprising a second variable component providing a second variable capacitance or inductance;
wherein each of the first circuit and the second circuit comprises a plurality of switching circuits configured to provide the first variable capacitance or inductance and the second variable capacitance or inductance, respectively, each of the plurality of switching circuits comprising:
a diode; and
a driver circuit operably coupled to the diode and configured to switch the diode, the driver circuit comprising:
a first switch;
a second switch coupled in series with the first switch; and
a filter circuit that is coupled at a first end between the first switch and the second switch, and is operably coupled at a second end to the diode;
a first driver operably coupled to the first switch;
a second driver operably coupled to the second switch; and
a third driver operably coupled to the first and second drivers, the third driver configured to:
provide a first signal to the first driver; and
provide a second driving signal to the second driver;
wherein, in providing the first and second signals, the third driver is configured to increase and decrease a duration of a dead time between (a) the third driver driving the first driver on and the second driver off, or (b) the third driver driving the second driver on and the first driver off.

US Pat. No. 10,340,746

CONTACT POINT POWER PAD FOR BATTERY CHARGER

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A power pad, comprising:a base;
a plurality of alternately charged strips electrically connected to at least one voltage source and associated with the base; and
a plurality of low friction insulating ridges interstitially between alternating ones of the alternately charged strips for slidably distributing at least one of at least three received electrical contacts onto a first charged one of the alternately charged strips, and at least a second of the at least three electrical contacts onto a differently charged one of the at least three electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,340,675

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of sealing a watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:providing an electrical compartment body, the electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, threads, and a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the threads;
mounting at least one sealing ring into at least one groove, the at least one groove located on the sealing section or on an inner wall of a cap, the cap having an open end and a closed end;
sliding the open end of the cap over the sealing section, the cap having an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section, wherein the at least one sealing ring seals a space between the sealing section and the inner wall of the cap;
sliding a cap retainer having first and second ends over at least a portion of the cap so that the at least a portion of the cap passes through the first end of the cap retainer, the cap retainer having a stopper on the second end for retaining the cap, the cap retainer further having threads; and
turning the cap retainer relative to the electrical compartment body so that the threads of the cap retainer mate with the threads of the electrical compartment body to keep the cap in a sealed position.

US Pat. No. 10,339,478

SIMULTANEOUS OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING SYSTEM

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method of improving a process of at least one of exploration, drilling, and production of hydrocarbon conducted by a plurality of dissimilar marine operators performing dissimilar operations in a same marine field, the method comprising:obtaining, with communication equipment of a network system from networked devices distributed among the dissimilar marine operators, operational information associated with the dissimilar operations conducted by the dissimilar marine operators in the same marine field;
structuring, with processing equipment of the network system, the obtained operational information;
determining, automatically with decision-making processing of the processing equipment of the network system, associations between the structured operational information for the dissimilar marine operators, the associations including linkages between compatible ones of the dissimilar operations and including conflicts between incompatible ones of the dissimilar operations; and
coordinating the dissimilar operations across the dissimilar marine operators distributed in the marine field to improve the process of the at least one of exploration, drilling, and production by sharing, with the communication equipment of the network system to the networked devices distributed among the dissimilar marine operators, the determined associations with the dissimilar marine operators.

US Pat. No. 10,338,580

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE ORIENTATION IN A VEHICLE CONSIST

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a sensor assembly configured to generate an output representative of a direction in which a fluid flows within a first on-road vehicle that is included in a vehicle consist with a second on-road vehicle; and
one or more processors configured to determine an orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle based at least in part on the output generated by the sensor assembly,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to change movement of the first on-road vehicle responsive to one or more processors determining the orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle to move the first on-road vehicle and the second on-road vehicle in a common direction.

US Pat. No. 10,337,770

THERMOELECTRIC-BASED THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A thermal management system configured to manage temperature of an electrical device, the thermal management system comprising:a thermoelectric device configured to transfer thermal energy between a main surface and a waste surface with the application of electric power to the thermoelectric device, wherein the main surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from an electrical conductor, and wherein the electrical conductor is configured to deliver electric power to or from an electrical device such that the electrical conductor serves as a conduit for conducting thermal energy between the electrical device and the thermoelectric device, and
wherein the waste surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from a liquid heat exchanger, the liquid heat exchanger configured to transfer thermal energy via a liquid working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,725

SUPERHEATED STEAM GENERATOR

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A superheated steam generator, comprising:a heating metal body in contact with steam;
an induction coil that inductively heats the heating metal body, and thereby heats the steam to generate superheated steam; and
a temperature controller that includes a processor configured to execute instructions stored in memory to perform feedback control of a temperature of the superheated steam resulting from the heating by the heating metal body such that a deviation with respect to a target temperature falls within a range of less than ±1° C., wherein
a frequency of an AC power supply connected to the induction coil is 50 Hz or 60 Hz,
a thickness of the heating metal body from a first surface of the heating metal body facing toward the induction coil to a second surface of the heating metal body in contact with the steam is 10 mm or less, and
the temperature controller calculates a superheated steam energy Q from an equation ?×V, calculates a temperature rise value ? from a setting temperature, calculates a superheated steam generation amount V from a valve opening level of a valve for setting the superheated steam generation amount V or from a supply water amount or a supply saturated steam amount, and sets proportional-integral-derivative (PID) constants using the calculated superheated steam energy Q and relationship data indicating a relationship between the superheated steam energy Q and the PID constants.

US Pat. No. 10,342,025

DYNAMIC DELAY SCHEDULING METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR VOICE DATA

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A scheduling method for voice data, comprising:determining whether semi-persistent scheduling is enabled, and whether a User Equipment, UE, supports the semi-persistent scheduling;
in response to that the semi-persistent scheduling is not enabled or the UE does not support the semi-persistent scheduling, determining whether dynamic delay scheduling is enabled, wherein the dynamic delay scheduling comprises scheduling by binding two consecutive voice data packets; and in response to that the dynamic delay scheduling is enabled, implementing the dynamic delay scheduling;
wherein the scheduling by binding two consecutive voice data packets comprises:
acquiring two voice data packets arriving consecutively in a preset time interval;
acquiring attribute information of the two voice data packets and transmitting the attribute information to a Media Access Control, MAC, layer;
reserving a buffer space with a certain size in a buffer according to the attribute information of the two voice data packets; and
scheduling the two voice data packets in the reserved buffer space;
wherein the scheduling of the two voice data packets in the reserved buffer space comprises:
during an uplink dynamic delay scheduling, judging whether uplink data with a Logical Channel Group, LCG, equal to 1 exists; if any, inserting the uplink data to an uplink scheduling queue, and registering an uplink reserved buffer space; and
during a downlink dynamic delay scheduling, judging whether downlink data with a QoS Class Identifier, QCI, equal to 1 exists; if any, inserting the downlink data to a downlink scheduling queue, and registering a downlink reserved buffer space.

US Pat. No. 10,338,306

EDGE-LIT LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE WITH LIGHT SOURCE AND LIGHT GUIDE END RECEIVED IN RECEIVING GROOVE OF COVER, AND METAL FRAME

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a cover comprising a top wall and a side wall extending downwards from the top wall, and a receiving chamber defined by the top wall and the side wall;
an insulation component located on an inner surface of the side wall of the cover and defining a receiving groove;
a light source assembly located on a surface of an inner wall of the receiving groove of the insulation component;
a light guide assembly received in the receiving chamber of the cover, wherein the light guide assembly comprises an end received in the receiving groove of the insulation component;
a metal frame fixed at a periphery of the cover; and
a driving power supply assembly disposed on an upper surface of the cover, wherein the driving power supply assembly is attached onto the upper surface of the cover and is electrically connected with the light source assembly to supply power to the light source assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,337,763

WATER HEATING SYSTEM

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A water heating system of a combustion heating type of a forced exhaust mode, the water heating system comprising:a plurality of water heaters connected in parallel with respect to a hot water supply path, the plurality of water heaters each having an exhaust path connected to an exhaust path assembly;
a controller configured to collectively control the plurality of water heaters; and
a plurality of sensing units,
each of the plurality of sensing units being configured to be shifted from an electrically conducting state to an electrically non-conducting state when each of the plurality of sensing units senses an abnormal condition about air supply or exhaust,
the plurality of sensing units being electrically connected in series between a power supply line and a ground line,
a series circuit of the plurality of sensing units being electrically connected in series to a resistance element between the power supply line and the ground line,
the controller being configured to monitor the abnormal condition about air supply or exhaust based on a voltage on a node between the series circuit and the resistance element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,483

ELECTRIC STARTER MOTOR FOR A GAS ENGINE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. An engine-driven apparatus, comprising:an engine and a power take-off extending from the engine;
a rotatable input shaft coupled to the power take-off, to rotate with the power take-off;
a flywheel fixed to the rotatable input shaft, to rotate with the rotatable input shaft;
a starter gear fixed to an outer surface of the flywheel;
an electric starter motor to couple to and turn the flywheel to start the engine and to decouple from the flywheel after the engine starts;
a primary assembly, operation of which is enabled by using the engine to turn the rotatable input shaft; and
a drive assembly coupled to the starter motor and including:
a drive gear to couple to the flywheel in response to the starter motor starting and to decouple from the flywheel in response to the engine starting, and
a drive spring to cause the drive gear to engage with the starter gear in response to the starter motor starting.

US Pat. No. 10,337,259

MAINTAINING TENSION OF A TRANSMISSION LINE IN A TUBULAR

NextStream Wired Pipe, LL...

1. An apparatus for locking a transmission line in a tubular, the apparatus comprising:a first clamp segment configured to disposed at an interior of the tubular and surround at least a portion of a wire channel of a transmission line, the wire channel housing a communications line therein;
a second clamp segment configured to be disposed at the interior of the tubular and surround at least a portion of the wire channel of the transmission line, the second clamp segment having a first axial end and a second axial end, the first axial end configured to contact an axial end of the first clamp segment, such that the first clamp segment and the second clamp segment are configured to apply forces in opposite radial directions to clamp the wire channel with respect to the tubular and maintain tension in the wire channel within the tubular, one of the forces being an outward radial force that pushes the first clamp segment against an inner surface of the tubular, and another of the radial forces being an inward radial force that pushes the second clamp segment against a surface of the wire channel, the radial forces operating together to maintain the transmission line in a fixed position relative to the tubular and maintain tension in the wire channel; and
an inner-pipe clamp device configured to be inserted into the tubular, the inner-pipe clamp device configured to clamp the wire channel, to pull the wire channel line taut into a tensioned state, and to be disengaged from the wire channel and removed from the tubular based on the wire channel being fixed by the clamp device in the tensioned state.

US Pat. No. 10,335,058

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TIMED UP-AND-GO TEST

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A chair for administering a standardized performance test to a patient, comprising:a seat portion;
a base portion;
a support element extending between the base portion and the seat portion, the support element configured to support the seat portion, wherein a position of the seat portion relative to the base portion is selectively adjustable relative to a vertical axis;
a force sensor operatively coupled to one of the seat portion, the base portion, and the support element, wherein the force sensor is configured to produce an output signal indicative of the force applied to the force sensor;
a timer configured to provide an output indicative of a recorded time interval; and
a processor positioned in operative electrical communication with the force sensor and the timer, the processor being configured to receive the output signal from the force sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to initiate timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force value less than or equal to a minimum threshold force, wherein the minimum threshold force is indicative of a rising of the patient from the seat portion of the chair, wherein the processor is configured to cease timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force greater than or equal to a maximum threshold force, wherein the maximum threshold force is indicative of a reseating of the patient on the seat portion of the chair, and wherein the processor is configured to determine a time interval of the standardized performance test based upon the output of the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,148

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic device, comprising,a first body;
a second body;
an electrical connection element, configured to electrically connect the first body and the second body; and
a hinge structure, configured to pivot the first body with the second body, the hinge structure comprising:
two mounting bases disposed opposite to each other, each of the mounting bases being connected to the first body and the second body;
two first linking assemblies, respectively pivoted to the two mounting bases; and
a second linking assembly, disposed between the two mounting bases, two opposite terminals of the second linking assembly being rotatably and slidably connected to the two mounting bases respectively, the second linking assembly having a receding space, wherein the electrical connection element passes below the second linking assembly from the first body and extends to the second body, and a portion of the electrical connection element is located in the receding space.

US Pat. No. 10,340,921

APPARATUSES AND METHODOLOGIES FOR VIBRATION EFFECTS CORRECTION IN OSCILLATORS

VT IDIRECT, INC., Herndo...

1. A method for vibration correction in an oscillator, the method comprising:sensing vibrations along one or more axes via at least one accelerometer mounted on the oscillator;
determining a g-sensitivity vector of the oscillator using measurements obtained using a vibration table and a spectrum analyzer;
calculating corrective factors as a function of the g-sensitivity vector;
storing the corrective factors in a look-up table;
determining particular corrective factors based on an acceleration signal received from the at least one accelerometer by referencing the corrective factors in the look-up table; and
controlling the oscillator based on at least the particular corrective factors.

US Pat. No. 10,340,162

REDUCED WIRE COUNT HEATER ARRAY BLOCK

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A thermal system comprising:a plurality of thermal elements, each of the thermal elements defining a resistor and a current limiting device, the plurality of thermal elements comprising at least a first subset of thermal elements connected in parallel and at least a second subset of thermal elements connected in parallel, wherein the current limiting devices in a given subset of thermal elements have opposite polarity from each other; and
a plurality of power lines connected to the plurality of thermal elements, the power lines configured in pairs for providing power to the first subset and the second subset of thermal elements, wherein each of the pairs of power lines share a common power line; and
a control system connected to the plurality of power lines and to the common power line to selectively apply power to the first subset and the second subset of thermal elements.

US Pat. No. 10,339,751

AUTOMATIC BRIGHTNESS CONTROL ON A GAMING MACHINE

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is used to detect access to the interior of the cabinet;
a power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, configured to receive power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior of the cabinet coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors configured to monitor access to the cabinet when the power supply is unpowered by the external power source;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, configured to output content associated with play of a wager-based game on the gaming machine, the display including 1) first firmware configured for adjusting display attributes of an entire screen of the display in response to manual attribute adjustment settings, 2) a manual input interface used to provide the manual attribute adjustment settings to the first firmware; 3) second firmware configured for adjusting the display attributes in response to automated attribute adjustment commands, 4) automated commands receiving interface which receives the commands and provides the received commands to the second firmware, and 5) a plurality of video inputs;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store gaming software used to generate the wager-based game on the gaming machine;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store crucial data associated with play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game; and
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the power supply, the power-off security device, the plurality of security sensors, the display including one or more of the video inputs and the automated commands receiving interface of the display, the non-volatile memory and the power-hit tolerant memory, the gaming machine controller being configured to 1) control play of the wager-based game; 2) validate the gaming software, 3) verify integrity of crucial data stored within the power hit tolerant memory, 4) monitor the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect tilt conditions; 5) store the crucial data associated with a plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory wherein the crucial data at least allows portions of the wager-based game to be re-displayed for a particular instance of the wager-based game after the particular instance of the wager-based game is complete; 6) after a power interruption, determine that a power-hit occurred prior to a completion of the play of the particular instance of the wager-based game and 7) restore a game state of the wager-based game to the particular instance of the wager-based game that occurred just prior to the power interruption;
wherein the gaming machine controller includes gaming display control logic responsive to internal game states and internal non-game states of the gaming machine and configured to determine when to automatically cause changes to the display attributes of the entire screen of the display in response to the internal game states and the internal non-game states of the gaming machine using the commands sent to the display via the automated commands receiving interface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,596

SCISSOR DECK ACCESS ARRANGEMENT

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A lift device, comprising:a chassis;
a plurality of tractive elements rotatably coupled to the chassis and configured to support the chassis on a support surface;
a platform disposed above the chassis, the platform including a deck extending in a substantially horizontal plane and defining a top surface configured to support an operator;
a lift assembly coupling the platform to the chassis and configured to move the platform between a lowered position and a raised position disposed above the lowered position; and
a stair assembly coupled to at least one of the platform and the chassis, the stair assembly including a first support and a second support extending parallel to one another;
wherein the stair assembly is selectively repositionable relative to the chassis between a stored position and a deployed position, wherein the stair assembly facilitates access to the deck from the ground when in the deployed position, wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally than the second support relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position, and wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position than when the stair assembly is in the stored position, and
wherein the stair assembly is pivotally coupled to the chassis, and wherein the stair assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the chassis about a vertical axis between the stored position and the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,505

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(a) a rigid package body for storing a product therein, the rigid package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on a face of the rigid package body to allow removal of the product; and
(b) a handle, for carrying the package, being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(i) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to one face of the package body;
(ii) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face that is attached to the first strap; and
(iii) a connection portion on the second end of the second strap, the connection portion being detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive to detachably engage the second end of the first strap.

US Pat. No. 10,339,841

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE LIGHTING UNITS

Ultravision Technologies,...

1. A method of illuminating a rectangular surface using a first lighting assembly and a second lighting assembly that each include a plurality of LEDs and a plurality of optical elements, each optical element overlying a respective one of the LEDs, the surface being divided into only a first portion and an adjacent non-overlapping second portion, the method comprising the steps of:directing light from the first lighting assembly toward the first portion of the surface such that the light from the first lighting assembly is directed across the entire first portion of the surface; and
at the same time, directing light from the second lighting assembly toward the second portion of the surface such that the light from the second lighting assembly is directed across the entire second portion of the surface;
wherein when all LEDs of the first lighting assembly are operating, the entire first portion of the surface is illuminated with an illumination level and a uniformity, and wherein failure of one or more LEDs of the first lighting assembly will cause the illumination level of light impinging the first portion of the surface to decrease while the uniformity of light impinging the first portion of the surface remains substantially the same; and
wherein when all LEDs of the second lighting assembly are operating, the entire second portion of the surface is illuminated with an illumination level and a uniformity, and wherein failure of one or more LEDs of the second lighting assembly will cause the illumination level of light impinging the second portion of the surface to decrease while the uniformity of light impinging the second portion of the surface remains substantially the same.

US Pat. No. 10,337,784

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL (PCM) BELTS

DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LL...

1. An apparatus for controlling a thermal condition of cargo contained within a hollow interior of a cargo container, the apparatus comprising:(a) at least one belt assembly, wherein the at least one belt assembly is configured to be received within the hollow interior of the cargo container, wherein the at least one belt assembly comprises at least three pouches, wherein each pouch defines a hollow interior and wherein the pouches are consecutively hingedly secured together in a series such that each pouch is operable to pivot toward and away from at least one adjoining pouch, wherein a first pouch of the at least three pouches comprises a cover configured to selectively cover and uncover a respective hollow interior; and
(b) at least one phase-changing material pack comprising a flexible film material filled with a phase-changing material, wherein at least one pouch of the at least one belt assembly is configured to receive the at least one phase-changing material pack.

US Pat. No. 10,337,231

BLDC WINDOW LIFT MOTOR SYSTEM

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A power-operated closure system for use in a motor vehicle to move a closure member between open and closed positions, comprising:a drive mechanism coupled to the closure member and operable in a first position for locating the closure member in the open position and operable in a second position for locating the closure member in the closed position; and
a powered actuator unit operable for controlling movement of the drive mechanism between the first and second positions, the powered actuator unit including an actuator housing, a brushless DC (BLDC) electric motor assembly, a geared reduction unit, a controller unit, and a support arrangement all of which are integrated into the actuator housing.

US Pat. No. 10,336,931

USE OF DUAL-CATION FLUOROCARBON SURFACTANT AS AMPHIPHOBIC WETTABILITY REVERSAL AGENT IN DRILLING FLUID

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A wettability reversal agent for use in a drilling fluid, the wettability reversal agent comprising a dual-cation fluorocarbon surfactant, of which the cation part is represented by formula (1):
wherein, each R1 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, each R2 is independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl, each R3 is independently selected from C1-C10 alkylene, each n is independently 5-15, and m is 1-10.

US Pat. No. 10,336,351

SYSTEM METHOD, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE CODE FOR DISTRIBUTING AND MANAGING DATA FOR USE BY A PLURALITY OF SUBSYSTEMS ON A LOCOMOTIVE

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A locomotive communication system comprising:a data manager unit configured to be disposed onboard a locomotive and to manage communication from a control system of the locomotive to a plurality of applications, the control system including one or more sensors of the locomotive;
a private interface configured to communicably couple the data manager unit to the control system of the locomotive, the private interface configured to limit communication with the control system via a connection protocol, wherein the connection protocol is configured to prevent direct communication between the control system and an application that does not use the connection protocol; and
an open interface configured to communicably couple the data manager unit and the plurality of applications,
wherein the data manager unit is configured to receive data from the one or more sensors via the private interface and the data manager unit is configured to send the data from the one or more sensors to at least one of the applications via the open interface.

US Pat. No. 10,342,169

TAPE FEEDER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A tape feeder which performs pitch feeding of a carrier tape holding a component so as to supply the component to a pick-up position for a suction nozzle included in a component mounter, the tape feeder comprising:a main body that has a tape traveling path which is a traveling path of the carrier tape;
a sprocket that is provided in the main body, causes an outer peripheral tooth to engage with a feed hole of the carrier tape, and rotates so as to perform pitch feeding of the carrier tape on the tape traveling path;
a tape pressing member that is provided in the main body and presses a part which engages with the outer peripheral tooth of the sprocket in the carrier tape from above; and
a connection mechanism that connects the tape pressing member to the main body,
wherein the connection mechanism includes a first link member which is attached to the main body by a first pivotal link member so as to swing freely around the first pivotal link member as a swing center and is connected by a first lock pin to an end of the tape pressing member on an opposite side in a traveling direction of the carrier tape, a second link member which is attached to the main body by a second pivotal link member so as to swing freely around the second pivotal link member as a swing center and is connected by a second lock pin to an end of the tape pressing member on a side in the traveling direction of the carrier tape, and a third link member of which an end on one side is connected to the first link member by a third pivotal link member and of which an end on the other side is connected to the second link member by a fourth pivotal link member, and wherein a segment connecting the first pivotal link member and the second pivotal link member, a segment connecting the first lock pin and the second lock pin, and a segment connecting the third pivotal link member and the fourth pivotal link member are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,342,156

SERVER WITH AIRFLOW GUIDING STRUCTURE

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server with an airflow guiding structure, comprising:a chassis, including a storage area, a computing area, and a fan module installed between the storage area and the computing area, and the storage area having a plurality of storage modules installed therein, and the computing area including the fan module and a motherboard electrically coupled to each storage module, wherein the fan module has an air inlet configured to be corresponsive to the storage area and an air outlet configured to be corresponsive to the computing area, and the fan module has an airflow guiding component with a plurality of airflow guiding ducts, and the airflow guiding component is configured to be corresponsive to the air inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,342,150

MAGNETICALLY LATCHED LRU INSTALLATION AND EXTRACTION MECHANISM

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A magnetically latched installation and extraction (I/E) mechanism, comprising:at least one bezel of a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU), the bezel configured to define at least one of a forward surface and a forward edge of the LRU, the LRU installable in and extractable from a housing mounted to an instrument panel of a vehicle;
at least one paddle hingedly coupled to the bezel, the paddle associated with an open position and a stowed position, the LRU installable in, and extractable from, the instrument panel via the at least one paddle;
and
at least one magnet disposed within at least one-of the paddle and the bezel, the at least one magnet configured to removably secure the paddle to the bezel in the stowed position,
wherein:
the at least one paddle includes an inner surface having a first recess;
the bezel includes at least one second recess corresponding to the first recess; and
the at least one paddle is configured to be deployed from the stowed position to the open position by inserting at least one of a finger and a tool between the first recess and the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,342,075

INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE AND INDUCTION HOB COMPRISING AN INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE OF THIS KIND

E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau...

1. An induction heating device comprising at least one induction heating coil and comprising a plug-type contact device, wherein said induction heating device comprises:a coil carrier for said at least one induction heating coil;
said plug-type contact device is arranged on a bottom face of said coil carrier with an insertion direction perpendicular to a surface of said coil carrier;
said plug-type contact device comprises a plug housing which is held on said bottom face of said coil carrier in such a way that said plug housing has an ability to move with a defined movement travel in a plane parallel to said surface of said coil carrier;
said plug housing comprises at least two receiving chambers with a direction of extent parallel to an insertion direction of said plug-type contact device, wherein said receiving chambers are defined by at least two receiving sleeves each open at a bottom side thereof and each having two lateral slots;
one plug-type contact that is arranged in each of said receiving chambers; and
one contact-making line attached to each of said plug-type contacts, each contact-making line running freely from said plug-type contact, through the two lateral slots, to said induction heating coil,
wherein said plug-type contact device is mounted on said coil carrier in a floating manner.

US Pat. No. 10,342,067

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VEHICULAR POSITIONING BASED ON WIRELESS FINGERPRINTING DATA IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method of vehicular positioning of nodes of a radio frequency (RF) wireless network comprising a plurality of nodes disposed at respective fixed locations and a plurality of mobile nodes that reside in respective vehicles that move within a service area of the wireless network, and wherein each node of the plurality of nodes comprises one or more communication interfaces configured for scanning an RF wireless environment of the respective node, the method comprising:periodically receiving respective wireless fingerprint sample data generated by each mobile node of the plurality of mobile nodes, the wireless fingerprint sample data comprising data elements characterizing RF signals received by the mobile node from RF signal sources during scanning of the RF wireless environment of the mobile node and a corresponding geographic location within the service area at which the RF signals were received;
forming a collection of the wireless fingerprint sample data received from the plurality of mobile nodes;
receiving a request for an estimated geographic location of a particular mobile node of the plurality of mobile nodes;
searching the collection using a wireless snapshot comprising data elements characterizing RF signals received in a current RF wireless environment of the particular mobile node, to identify wireless fingerprint samples of the collection that match the data elements of the wireless snapshot; and
calculating an estimated location of the particular mobile node using the identified wireless fingerprint sample data.

US Pat. No. 10,339,305

SUB-EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT CONTROLLER

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining that an executable implements a sub-execution environment, the sub-execution environment being configured to receive an input, and the input being associated with at least one event at the sub-execution environment;
intercepting the event at the sub-execution environment; and
applying a security policy to the intercepted event, the applying of the policy comprising blocking the event, when the event is determined to be a prohibited event.

US Pat. No. 10,337,735

EXHAUST TUBE HOLDING MEMBER, EXHAUST STRUCTURE FOR COMBUSTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING EXHAUST STRUCTURE FOR COMBUSTION APPARATUS

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. An exhaust tube holding member formed into an annular shape and configured to be supported by an exhaust pipe at a location closer to the side of an outer peripheral surface of the annular shape and to hold an exhaust tube on an inner peripheral surface of the annular shape, the exhaust tube holding member comprising:an annular portion formed with a through hole penetrating from a first end through a second end;
an outward protruding portion formed into an annular shape and protruding peripherally outward from the outer peripheral surface of the annular portion; and
a flange portion disposed closer to the first end than to the outward protruding portion, extending peripherally outward from the outer peripheral surface of the annular portion, and configured to have a thickness greater than that of the outward protruding portion,
the flange portion being formed with a first annular groove surrounding the through hole,
the first annular groove including a first groove portion formed on one surface of the flange portion closer to the first end, and a second groove portion formed on the other surface of the flange portion closer to the second end,
the first groove portion and the second groove portion being formed peripherally opposite to each other in the direction of the central axis of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,337,457

ROCKET MOTOR WITH ENERGETIC GRAIN HAVING REGION WITH ENERGETIC DISPOSED THEREIN

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.,...

1. A solid propellant, comprising:a first energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a second energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the second layer on top of the first layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer partially abuts the top surface of the first energetic grain layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer and the top surface of the first energetic grain layer define a region there between; and
a powder energetic disposed in the region, wherein the powder energetic is a loose powder.

US Pat. No. 10,336,468

AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group;
wherein the unit is configured for being arranged in a rotatable horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft and for being oriented towards a vertical stabilizer of the aircraft for illuminating the vertical stabilizer;
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system;
wherein at least some of the plurality of LEDs are independently controllable; and
wherein the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes, with a selection of the operating mode being carried out in response to a rotation angle of the rotatable horizontal stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,230

FRICTION MODULE, FRICTION HINGE, AND ADJUSTABLE HEADREST INCLUDING THE FRICTION MODULE AND/OR FRICTION HINGE

SOUTHCO, INC., Concordvi...

1. An adjustable headrest comprising:a guide configured to be coupled to a seat;
a head support coupled to the guide and configured to be movable along an adjustment path relative to the seat;
a slider having a surface defining a recess receiving the guide such that the surface of the slider contacts a surface of the guide; and
a retainer positioned to urge the surface of the slider against the surface of the guide, thereby maintaining friction between the surface of the slider and the surface of the guide and resisting unintended movement of the slider with respect to the guide along the adjustment path,
wherein the slider includes two block sections that are separated and spaced apart along the guide and a friction section interposed between the two block sections, wherein each block section is slidably connected to the guide and the friction section includes the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,160

HEAT SINK ATTACHMENT ON EXISTING HEAT SINKS

International Business Ma...

1. A device comprising:a first heat sink comprising a first base having a first base bottom surface contacting a first electronic component, said first heat sink having at least one cutout therein;
a second heat sink separate from said first heat sink, said second heat sink comprising a second base having a second base bottom surface contacting a second electronic component, said second electronic component being separate from said first electronic component, said second heat sink and said second electronic component being located in said at least one cutout of said first heat sink and not contacting said first heat sink; and
a pressure plate attached to said first heat sink and overlaying said second heat sink, said pressure plate contacting said second heat sink and being positioned to apply pressure between said second heat sink and said second electronic component and to enable movement between said pressure plate and said first heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,341,868

PLATFORM FOR COMPUTING AT THE MOBILE EDGE

SMART-EDGE.COM, INC., No...

1. A platform for computing within a wireless network, comprising:a Mobile Edge Compute (“MEC”) Appliance comprising a hardware device capable of providing data services and security mechanisms for running programs associated with third party providers on a privately managed network, the MEC Appliance being placed at or near an edge of the privately managed network;
a MEC Controller capable for command and control of the MEC Appliance, the MEC Controller residing within a core network of the mobile network operator (“MNO”) and de-centralizing the MNO's core network; and
a Security Module comprising a plurality of components establishing a plurality of layers, each component structured to address various attack vectors and potential exploits at each layer, the Security Module being integral to a function of the MEC Controller and for which extends throughout the MEC Appliance, the plurality of layers comprising:
a first security layer encrypting keys stored on the MEC Appliance;
a security second layer verifying the integrity of an operating environment within the privately managed network; and
a security third layer for controlling interaction with network elements;
wherein the platform provides computational resources for hosting at least one third party application within an environment that is at least one of at a network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network, and
wherein the Security Module validates any action by any platform component within the environment that is at least one of at the network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network before being granted access to the privately managed network.

US Pat. No. 10,340,733

3-WIRE TRANSFORMER-FREE UPS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROL TO REDUCE COMMON MODE CURRENT

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

2. A double conversion three-wire uninterruptible power supply system, comprising:a rectifier coupled to a rectifier power source without a common mode choke in series between the rectifier and the rectifier power source, the rectifier having an output coupled to an input of an inverter;
a bypass switch coupled to a bypass power source that is different than the rectifier power source; and
a control module that controls the rectifier, bypass switch and inverter, the control module configured to control the inverter with a pulse width modulation control that does not have common mode injection when the inverter is paralleled with the bypass power source and with a pulse width modulation control that has common mode injection when the inverter is not paralleled with bypass power source.

US Pat. No. 10,340,589

CAPACITIVELY COUPLED EXTERNAL ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC METERS

Aclara Technologies LLC, ...

1. A meter comprising:a dielectric cover;
a sensing component configured to generate a measurement signal representing an amount of a commodity;
a central processing unit (CPU) configured to receive the measurement signal and generate a corresponding communication signal;
a transceiver coupled to the CPU and having an output port configured to provide an output signal including measurement data indicative of the communication signal; and
an antenna system including an electric field source and an antenna element, the electric field source located within the dielectric cover and electrically connected to the output port of the transceiver for forming an electric field indicative of the output signal, the antenna element separated from the electric field source by and located external to the dielectric cover and configured to capacitively couple to the electric field source and radiate electromagnetic radiation indicative of the output signal,
wherein the antenna element is a tuned structure comprised of a first antenna element and a second antenna element, wherein one end of the first antenna element capacitively couples in a coupling area with the electric field source and the other end of the first antenna element radiates electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,340,475

OLED PANEL FABRICATION METHOD AND OLED PANEL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. An organic light emitting display (OLED) panel fabrication method, comprising the following steps:Step S1: providing a substrate, forming an OLED device on the substrate; and arranging at least two circumferential loops of barrier walls, which are spaced from each other, on the substrate along an outer circumference of the OLED device, wherein an innermost loop of the barrier walls defines and delimits a light emission area on the substrate;
Step S2: depositing a first inorganic blocking layer of an entire surface to completely cover the OLED device and entirety of the barrier walls;
Step S3: coating and forming an organic buffer layer on a portion of the first inorganic blocking layer that corresponds to the light emission area and coating and forming a densification layer on a portion of the first inorganic blocking layer that corresponds to an area between every two adjacent ones of the barrier walls; and
Step S4: depositing a second inorganic blocking layer of an entire surface to completely cover the organic buffer layer, entirety of the densification layer, and the entirety of the barrier walls;
wherein the at least two circumferential loops of barrier walls comprise three circumferential loops including the innermost loop, an intermediate loop, and an outermost loop, and the densification layer comprises a first densification layer formed between the barrier walls of the innermost and the intermediate loop and a second densification layer formed between the barrier walls of the intermediate loop and the outermost loop, wherein the first and second densification layers are both formed on the first inorganic blocking layer and are both covered by the second inorganic blocking layer, such that the first and second densification layers are interposed between the first and second inorganic layers and separate from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,339,338

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUERY-BASED PERMISSIONS TO DATA

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method implemented on a computing device, the method comprising:generating, in a graph database, an access role vertex that defines an access role of a user, wherein the access role vertex is connected to a user vertex representing the user;
generating a query vertex comprising a traversal clause that represents a query of the graph database;
generating a permission edge between the access role vertex and the query vertex, wherein the permission edge defines the access role's default permission to access results of the query;
generating an edit rule vertex, wherein the edit rule vertex comprises a rule that defines a permission to edit the results of the query;
generating an edge between the query vertex and the edit rule vertex;
generating an edge between the access role vertex and the edit rule vertex, wherein the permission to edit the results of the query defined by the rule overrides the default permission defined by the permission edge;
receiving a request to execute the query on behalf of the user;
in response to the request, traversing the graph database according to the traversal clause to locate a set of vertices; and
generating a set of results based on the set of vertices.

US Pat. No. 10,339,247

SIMULATING EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON ACOUSTIC MICROWAVE FILTERS

RESONANT INC., Santa Bar...

1. A method of creating an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements over a temperature range, comprising:generating a temperature modeled filter circuit design that serves as an input to an acoustic filter manufacturing process, wherein generating said filter circuit comprises:
generating an initial filter circuit design, comprising a plurality of acoustic resonator elements, based on the frequency response requirements;
introducing a lumped inductive element in series with and a lumped capacitance element in parallel with each acoustic resonator element of the initial filter circuit design, wherein each lumped inductive element shifts a resonant frequency of the acoustic resonator element to which it is introduced and each lumped capacitance element shifts an anti-resonant frequency of the acoustic resonator element to which it is introduced;
varying a capacitance value of each lumped capacitance element and an inductance value of each lumped inductive element based on a plurality of operating temperatures until the frequency response of the initial filter circuit design matches a particular frequency response requirement at a particular operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,338,671

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A power supply system comprising:a motherboard;
a switching power source;
a switch circuit electrically connected to the motherboard; and
a control circuit having:
a photocoupler electrically connected to the switching power source, and
a comparator electrically connected to the switch circuit and the photocoupler; and
wherein the switch circuit is configured to:
be turned off when the motherboard is in a normal state, and
be turned on when the motherboard is in a standby state;
wherein the switching power source is configured to output a power supply voltage through the control circuit when the switch circuit is turned off;
wherein the comparator outputs a first control signal to the photocoupler when the switch circuit is turned on;
wherein the photocoupler is configured to output a first driving signal to the switching power source after receiving the first control signal;
wherein the switching power source is configured to reduce the power supply voltage after receiving the first driving signal;
wherein the control circuit further comprises a regulator, the regulator is electrically connected to the comparator, and the regulator is configured to provide a reference voltage to the comparator when the switch circuit is turned off; and
wherein the power supply voltage is divided into a first voltage, the first voltage is provided to a negative input terminal of the comparator, and the reference voltage is provided to a positive input terminal of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,337,817

FIREARM TRIGGER ASSEMBLY

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A hammer for a firearm trigger mechanism, the hammer comprising:a body having a first end and a second end;
an integral cam feature on the first end of the body;
an integral sear feature adjacent to the integral cam feature;
the second end of the body defining a pivot pin hole, the pivot pin hole having a longitudinal axis;
the second end of the body defining one or more pivot pin retainer apertures adjacent to the pivot pin hole, each pivot pin retainer aperture having a longitudinal axis, wherein each longitudinal axis of the one or more pivot pin retainer apertures is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the pivot pin hole;
a pivot pin configured to insert into the pivot pin hole; and
a pivot pin retainer configured to insert into the one or more pivot pin retainer apertures, wherein the pivot pin retainer is further configured to non-permanently retain the pivot pin in the pivot pin hole.

US Pat. No. 10,337,715

LIGHTING BOX AND MONITORING METHOD THEREFOR

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A lighting box, comprising:a power management module, comprising a monitoring power supply module, wherein the monitoring power supply module comprises:
a monitoring sensing module;
a door opening sensing module;
a heat dissipation device that reduces the temperature of the lighting box; and
an alarm apparatus that sends an alarm signal, wherein the door opening sensing module comprises: a door opening alignment sensor, and the door opening alignment sensor is configured to obtain a temperature value of the lighting box in a door-opened state.

US Pat. No. 10,342,161

SYSTEM WITH RACK-MOUNTED AC FANS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:a rack row comprising one or more racks, the rack row comprising a cold aisle-side and a hot aisle-side;
one or more computer systems mounted in at least one of the racks;
a cold aisle on the cold aisle-side of the rack row;
a hot aisle on the hot aisle-side of the rack row;
an air handling system configured to move air from the cold aisle on the cold aisle-side of the rack row through the one or more computer systems in the at least one racks and exhaust air from the one or more computer systems into the hot aisle on the hot aisle-side of the rack row; and
wherein at least one of the computer systems comprises:
one or more power input connectors facing the cold aisle-side of the rack row; and
one or more power supply air inlets facing the cold aisle-side of the rack row.

US Pat. No. 10,342,114

RF RESONATOR FOR ION BEAM ACCELERATION

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. An RF feedthrough for an ion implantation system, the RF feedthrough comprising:an electrically insulative cone having a first cone end and a second cone end, wherein the electrically insulative cone is generally hollow and has a first opening at the first cone end and a second opening at the second cone end, wherein the first opening has a first diameter associated therewith and the second opening has a second diameter associated therewith, and wherein the first diameter is larger than the second diameter, therein generally defining a tapered sidewall of the electrically insulative cone;
a stem operably coupled to the second cone end of the electrically insulative cone, wherein the stem passes through the first opening and second opening of the electrically insulative cone; and
a flange operably coupled to the first cone end of the electrically insulative cone, wherein the flange has a flange opening defined therein, wherein the flange opening has a third diameter associated therewith, wherein the third diameter is smaller than the first diameter, and wherein the stem passes through the flange opening without contacting the flange, and wherein the flange is configured to operably couple the electrically insulative cone to a hole defined in a wall of a chamber, wherein the electrically insulative cone and flange are configured to pass the stem through the hole in the wall of the chamber while electrically insulating the stem from the wall of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,341,841

OPERATION OF DEVICE AND APPLICATION DISCOVERY FOR A MANAGED NETWORK

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:providing for display, on a graphical user interface, a discovery schedule creation page for creating a discovery schedule, wherein the discovery schedule creation page includes selectable options defining when to carry out a discovery process in which one or more proxy servers on a managed network determine and provide to a remote network management platform discovery information relating to configuration items of the managed network, wherein the configuration items include one or more of computing devices, software applications, and configurational relationships therebetween; and
in response to receiving, by way of the graphical user interface, user input indicative of creation of the discovery schedule via the discovery schedule creation page, providing for display, on the graphical user interface, a discovery process page, wherein providing the discovery process page includes:
(i) while the discovery process is being carried out according to the discovery schedule, dynamically updating the discovery process page to include total numbers of discovery results, the discovery results including (a) discovered configuration items, (b) errors relating to the discovery process, and (c) unidentified network addresses associated with configuration items that are not included in the discovered configuration items, and
(ii) displaying, in the discovery process page, a total number of created discovery schedules according to which the discovery process has been or is being carried out,
wherein the discovered configuration items as displayed include a first selectable link for navigating to and displaying a discovered configuration items page that lists, for each of a plurality of configuration item types, a total number of discovered configuration items,
wherein the errors as displayed include a second selectable link for navigating to and displaying an error flow page that lists, for each of a plurality of error types, a total number of errors relating to the discovery process, and provides selectable links for displaying information indicating causes for each of the errors, and
wherein the created discovery schedules as displayed include a third selectable link for navigating to and displaying a scheduling summary page that includes, for the discovery schedule, total numbers for categories including discovered configuration items, errors, and unidentified network addresses, wherein each of the categories as displayed is selectable for triggering display of a trend graph in the scheduling summary page, the trend graph indicating the total numbers for the category resulting from one or more past occurrences of the discovery process according to the discovery schedule, and wherein the scheduling summary page further includes selectable options for using each of the categories as a basis for sorting the discovery schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,340,480

OLED MICROCAVITY DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION METHOD

Avalon Holographics Inc.,...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable medium comprising instructions to cause one or more processors to perform a method for obtaining fabrication specifications to fabricate a microcavity OLED tuned to a specified wavelength of light, said microcavity OLED comprising material layers including microcavity layers and reflective layers, wherein said microcavity layers and reflective layers are configured to provide a cathode layer and an anode layer with organic layers disposed there between, an optional filler layer and a Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR), and said method comprising the processor-implemented steps of:i. calculating optical path length and mirror reflectance approximations for the cathode and DBR for a given set of microcavity OLED emission characteristics;
ii. applying a FDTD simulation to determine mirror penetration depths required for the microcavity OLED to be tuned to the specified wavelength of light using the optical path length and mirror reflectance approximations;
iii. applying a FDTD simulation to parameterize one or more of the material layers to form the microcavity layers; and
iv. using the results of the FDTD simulation to parameterize one or more of the material layers to determine the optimized thicknesses for the one or more materials layers and thereby provide fabrication specifications for the microcavity OLED.

US Pat. No. 10,338,578

METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI) OPERATIONS

Transocean Innovation Lab...

1. A computing system for implementing a human machine interface (HMI) application, the computing system comprising:a memory device; and
at least one processor configured to enable the display of a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising one or more graphical elements configured to implement, using the at least one processor, one or more software applications stored on one or more servers, the one or more software applications configured to:
initiate a session of the HMI application by receiving a user input on a user interface running or stored on a hardware device comprising at least one processor;
enable the display of a plurality of non-overlapping zones comprising an action zone and one or more of:
a high-level navigation zone comprising one or more selectable navigation options; and
a system header zone;
enable the display of a plurality of selectable action options in the action zone, the action zone comprising a plurality of non-overlapping subzones, the subzones comprising:
an interface control subzone,
an information subzone, and
a system control subzone;
enable the display of one or more selectable action options, the one or more selectable action options being displayed in predesignated subzones, wherein the plurality of selectable action options is modified based on a selection of the one or more selectable navigation options, wherein the selection is one or more of a user selection and a default selection;
receive, at the hardware device, data representing a user selection of one of the one or more selectable action options; and
control an operating state of one or more physical offshore drilling rig components based on the user selection.

US Pat. No. 10,337,347

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR AN ENERGY RECOVERY AND ENERGY CONVERTING UNIT FOR AN ENGINE

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. A system for an engine, comprising:a first turbocharger including a first compressor driven by a first turbine, the first turbine disposed in an exhaust of the engine;
a fuel burner fluidly coupled to the exhaust upstream of the first turbine;
a generator coupled to one of the first turbine or an auxiliary, second turbine fluidly coupled to the exhaust downstream of the fuel burner;
one or more bypass valves configured to adjust a flow of air that bypasses the engine and is delivered to the fuel burner;
an engine bypass passage coupled between an intake of the engine and the exhaust, wherein the one or more bypass valves include a first bypass valve disposed in an intake of the engine, downstream in the intake from where the engine bypass passage couples to the intake, and a second bypass valve disposed in the exhaust, upstream in the exhaust from where the bypass passage couples to the exhaust, wherein the fuel burner is disposed within the bypass passage, and wherein the fuel burner is the only fuel burner coupled to the exhaust in the system; and
a controller with computer readable instructions stored on non- transitory memory that when executed when the engine is shut down, cause the controller to: adjust the one or more bypass valves to flow air from the intake of the engine to the fuel burner, operate the fuel burner to produce exhaust gas, and recover exhaust energy from the produced exhaust gas via the generator, in response to the engine being shut down and while the engine is shut down.

US Pat. No. 10,337,218

HANDLE MECHANISMS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A handle mechanism, comprising:a housing having an interior side, an exterior side opposite said interior side, a niche formed in said exterior side, a recess formed in said exterior side at a first end of said niche, and a hole extending through said housing at said recess;
a gear drive having an interior end, an exterior end opposite said interior end, a longitudinal axis extending from said interior end to said exterior end, a peripheral surface, and a gear formed within said peripheral surface, said exterior end being positioned with said hole of said housing and positioned in said recess of said housing, said gear drive being positioned such that said longitudinal axis is perpendicular to said exterior side of said housing;
an inside handle fixed to said interior end of said gear drive;
a button disposed within said gear drive and oriented along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said button having an interior end and an exterior end opposite said interior end of said button, said interior end of said button extending through said inside handle, said exterior end of said button extending through said exterior end of said gear drive, said button being slidably movable along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive between a first position and a second position;
a finger fixed to said exterior end of said button;
a handle drive positioned within said exterior end of said gear drive and coaxially with said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said handle drive being positioned with respect to said gear drive so as to be rotatable relative to said gear drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive but constrained from other motion relative to said gear drive by the positioning of said handle drive within said gear drive;
an outside handle fixed to said handle drive such that rotation of one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said outside handle being movable between a first position, in which said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, and a second position, in which said outside handle is positioned externally of said niche of said housing, wherein when said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, said outside handle is constrained from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, thereby correspondingly constraining said handle drive from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive; and
a spring attached to said button so as to bias said button toward said first position of said button, said spring further being attached to said outside handle so as to bias said outside handle toward said first position of said outside handle, and
wherein, when said button is in its said first position, said finger is engaged with said gear drive and said handle drive such that rotation of one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said outside handle, and when said button is in its said second position, said finger is disengaged from said handle drive such that rotation of said gear drive about said longitudinal axis does not cause corresponding rotation of said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said inside handle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,888

SWIRL RING AND CONTACT ELEMENT FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH CARTRIDGE

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A cartridge frame for mating with a plasma arc torch having a cartridge sensing switch and one or more consumables seated in the frame of the plasma arc torch during operation, the cartridge frame comprising:a body configured to at least partially surround and slidingly engage an electrode of the plasma arc torch, the body including a first end and a second end nearest the torch and opposite the first end, the first and second ends defining a longitudinal axis, and at least one discrete protuberance extending from the second end of the body in a direction of the longitudinal axis,
wherein the at least one protuberance is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge sensing switch of the plasma arc torch during operation of the plasma arc torch.

US Pat. No. 10,335,543

INSERTION DEVICE FOR AN INFUSION SET

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An insertion device for an infusion set, comprising:an advancement unit for moving the infusion set along a central axis of the insertion device from a proximal position of the insertion device into a distal position of the insertion device;
a retaining element for retaining the infusion set, wherein the retaining element comprises a guide element;
a base part accommodating the retaining element, wherein the base part comprises in a single component a mating guide element and a contact surface configured to be placed on an application point of a patient's body, the mating guide element being axially fixed relative to the contact surface; and
a head part rotatably coupled to the base part such that the head part and the base part are rotatable relative to one another about the central axis,
wherein the guide element of the retaining element is in a guiding engagement with the mating guide element of the base part and relative rotation between the head part and the base part in a first rotational direction causes the guide element of the retaining element to be rotatably guided with the mating guide element of the base part such that the retaining element rotates along the central axis relative to the base part from a distal position of the retaining element into a proximal position of the retaining element.
US Pat. No. 10,336,821

METHOD OF TREATING STROKE BY ADMINISTERING A COMPOUND THAT INHIBITS VEGF-B SIGNALING IN COMBINATION WITH A THROMBOLYTIC AGENT

CSL Limited, Parkville, ...

1. A method of reducing an effect of stroke in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound that inhibits VEGF-B signaling, wherein the compound that inhibits VEGF-B signaling is: an antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that binds to or specifically binds to VEGF-B and neutralizes VEGF-B signaling, the antibody or antigen binding domain thereof comprising complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of a heavy chain variable region (VH) comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, and CDRs of a light chain variable region (VL), comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4; and is administered after the stroke and in combination with a thrombolytic compound.

US Pat. No. 10,342,162

DATA CENTER PRESSURE ANOMALY DETECTION AND REMEDIATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method performed by data center management software executing on at least one computer, comprising:monitoring each of a plurality of fans used to dissipate heat generated by one or more servers in a data center to obtain data that indicates how an actual rotational speed of each of the fans as determined by a fan speed sensor relates to a target rotational speed of each of the fans;
comparing the obtained data to reference data that indicates, for each of the plurality of fans, how an actual rotational speed of the fan relates to a target rotational speed of the fan in a substantially pressure-neutral environment;
based on the comparison, determining that a pressure anomaly exists in the data center; and
based on the determination that the pressure anomaly exists in the data center,
modifying a manner of operation of one or more of:
at least one of the fans; and
at least one of the servers.

US Pat. No. 10,342,155

FINGER CLIP CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A finger clip for providing controlled cable access to a cable routing aperture through a gap defined between adjacent first and second cable management members, the finger clip comprising:(a) a main body extending from a first end to a second end;
(b) an attachment portion formed as part of the main body, the attachment portion being constructed and arranged for slidable engagement with at least one of a first extension of the first cable management member and a second extension of the second cable management member such that the main body can slide between an open position in which the gap is unobscured by the main body and a closed position in which the gap is closed by the main body; and
(c) a position retaining portion formed as part of the main body, the position retaining member being constructed and arranged to retain the finger clip in at least one of the closed position and the open position,
wherein the attachment portion is forms a closed ring for receiving the first and second extensions,
further comprising an open channel portion extending between the closed ring and the position retaining portion, the open channel portion receiving the first and second extensions.

US Pat. No. 10,340,216

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE THEREOF

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A circuit substrate comprising:a carrier having a surface;
a plurality of first leads formed on the surface, each of the first leads has a first upper wide portion, a first narrow portion, a first lower wide portion, an internal extending portion and a first lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the first upper wide portion, the first narrow portion, the first lower wide portion and the internal extending portion are located in a first bonding area for bonding a chip; and
a plurality of second leads formed on the surface, the first and second leads are aligned alternately along a transverse direction, each of the second leads has an external extending portion, a second upper wide portion, a second narrow portion, a second lower wide portion and a second lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the external extending portion, the second upper wide portion, the second narrow portion and the second lower wide portion are located in a second bonding area for bonding the chip;
wherein the first upper wide portion and the first lower wide portion are wider than the first narrow portion and the internal extending portion along the transverse direction such that a first upper notch facing toward the second upper wide portion and a first lower notch facing toward the second lower wide portion are formed in the first bonding area of each of the first leads;
wherein the second upper wide portion and the second lower wide portion are wider than the external extending portion and the second narrow portion along the transverse direction such that a second upper notch facing toward the first upper wide portion and a second lower notch facing toward the first lower wide portion are formed in the second bonding area of each of the second leads.

US Pat. No. 10,338,516

PHOTOCONDUCTOR REFRESHING CYCLES

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a photoconductive unit comprising a photoconductive layer;
a first refresh unit;
a second refresh unit; and
a controller, wherein:
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a first refreshing cycle, apply a first refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer;
the second refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, apply a second refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a second refreshing cycle, apply a third refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer, wherein the third refresh voltage is higher than the first refresh voltage and higher than the second refresh voltage, and wherein:
at least one of the first and second refresh units is controllable by the controller to, during a print routine, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a print polarity;
each of the first and second refresh units are controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a refresh polarity opposite to the print polarity; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the second refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to the refresh polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,338,056

APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING AN ARRAY OF LAYERS OF AMPHIPHILIC MOLECULES AND METHOD OF FORMING AN ARRAY OF LAYERS OF AMPHIPHILIC MOLECULES

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. An apparatus for supporting an array of layers of amphiphilic molecules, the apparatus comprising:(A) a body; and
(B) formed in the body, an array of sensor wells and, between the sensor wells, flow control wells, wherein a common surface of the body defines openings to the sensor wells and openings to the flow control wells, and wherein the sensor wells i) are capable of supporting a layer of amphiphilic molecules across the sensor wells and ii) each contain an electrode for connection to an electrical circuit,
wherein the flow control wells are capable of smoothing the flow of a fluid across the surface, and
wherein the cross-sectional area of a flow control well is less than the cross-sectional area of a sensor well wherein the flow control wells do not contain electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,337,711

DUAL-VOLTAGE LIGHTED ARTIFICIAL TREE

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An artificial tree, comprising:a tree power transmission system for transmitting power from an external power source to the artificial tree, the tree power transmission system including a power plug, a set of primary power wires and a primary fuse,
a first tree section including a first trunk portion defining a first end having a first opening, a first plurality of branches coupled to the first trunk portion, a first set of lights distributed about the exterior of the first plurality of branches, and a first trunk electrical connector, the first trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the tree power transmission system and the first set of lights and including a first set of electrical terminals, the first set of electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal, a second electrical terminal, a third electrical terminal and a fourth electrical terminal;
a second tree section including a second trunk portion, a second plurality of branches coupled to the second trunk portion, a second set of lights distributed about the exterior of the second plurality of branches, and a second trunk electrical connector, the second trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the second set of lights and including a second set of electrical terminals, the second set of electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal, a second electrical terminal, a third electrical terminal and a fourth electrical terminal;
wherein the first tree section is configured to couple to the second tree section causing an electrical and a mechanical connection to be made between the first tree section and the second tree section, including between the first electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the first electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, between the second electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the second electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, between the third electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the third electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, and between the fourth electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and between the fourth electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,335,519

DYNAMIC SILK COATINGS FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. An implantable device comprising a silk body and a reservoir,the silk body comprising an outer surface, wherein at least a portion of the outer surface comprises a silk coating;
the silk body further comprising conduits formed between the outer surface and the reservoir; and
the reservoir configured to hold a silk matrix therein, wherein the silk matrix forms the silk coating upon discharge from the reservoir onto the at least a portion of the outer surface through the conduits.

US Pat. No. 10,335,296

GRAFT WITHIN A GRAFT ENDOLUMINAL GRAFT

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. A segmented endograft, comprising:at least one positioning segment defined by a positioning segment wall and including a first cylindrical section; and
at least one main body segment having a main body segment wall and including a second cylindrical section;
wherein the first cylindrical section of the at least one positioning segment and the second cylindrical section of the at least one main body segment overlap one another along an entire length of both of the first cylindrical section and the second cylindrical section along a longitudinal axis of the segmented endograft and are fixedly attached to one another at only a portion of each of a circumference of the first cylindrical section and a circumference of the second cylindrical section, but are not attached to one another at a remainder of each of the circumference of the first cylindrical section and the circumference of the second cylindrical section;
wherein the at least one positioning segment is independently deployable with respect to the at least one main body segment; and
further wherein on deployment of both the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment, the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment define a fluid-impervious lumen passing through the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment.

US Pat. No. 10,342,157

FAN CONTROL OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM BASED ON POWER RATIO

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for controlling a fan, the method comprising:controlling a rotation speed and acceleration and deceleration of a fan according to a first rotation speed time-variable rate by a controller, wherein the first rotation speed time-variable rate is a first acceleration rate or a first deceleration rate of the fan, wherein a rotation speed time-variable rate comprises a time for a rotation speed of the fan to change from a first speed to a second speed;
determining a change in a value of an operating parameter of a target device, wherein the operating parameter is a consumed power of the target device;
determining a time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed according to the change in the value of the operating parameter, wherein determining the time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed comprises determining the time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed according to a ratio of the consumed power of the target device to the rated power of the target device;
setting, by the controller, a second rotation speed time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed in response to the change in the value of the operating parameter of the target device, wherein the second rotation speed time-variable rate is based on the determined time-variable rate of the rotation speed of the fan and is a second acceleration rate or a second deceleration rate of the rotation speed of the fan; and
controlling the rotation speed and acceleration or deceleration of the fan according to the second rotation speed time-variable rate by the controller in response to setting the second rotation speed time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed,
wherein the fan and target device are for use in a computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,342,152

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A HOUSING WITH A CIRCUIT BOARD PROVIDED THEREIN

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a multi-part printed circuit board, including current-carrying, flexible regions and printed circuit board parts which are connected to one another by the current-carrying, flexible regions,
a support around which the printed circuit board, bent around the flexible regions of the printed circuit board, is arranged and fixed, and
a housing in which the printed circuit board mounted on the support is fixed,
wherein the printed circuit board has at least five printed circuit board parts, which are arranged in a row, wherein in the printed circuit board mounted on the support, the printed circuit board parts at row ends have a smaller width than a width of the entire printed circuit board, wherein a sum of widths of the printed circuit board parts at the row ends is not greater than the width of the entire printed circuit board, and the printed circuit board parts at the row end lie next to one another on the same side of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,342,058

OBSERVATION ASSISTED BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, performed by a first terminal, comprising:prior to establishing network communications with a second terminal:
receiving a communication request at the first terminal to initiate a communication session with the second terminal;
requesting bandwidth parameters from a service provider, after receiving the communication request, wherein the service provider utilizes current network parameters associated with the first terminal to identify the bandwidth parameters for return to the first terminal that are customized to the current network parameters,
wherein the bandwidth parameters are identified from historical network parameters derived from variable bandwidth observations made in multiple network accesses from one or more terminals, and
wherein the historical network parameters are grouped based on observed characteristics of the multiple network accesses;
receiving the bandwidth parameters from the service provider; and
estimating an amount of bandwidth that is available for the communication session by the first terminal, by using the bandwidth parameters received from the service provider; and
after establishing the network communications with the second terminal:
performing the communication session by the first terminal with the second terminal, using the available bandwidth for the network communications.

US Pat. No. 10,339,415

PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A photographing method comprising:using two photographing modules to acquire images of a to-be-photographed object at a first moment and a second moment after a preset time interval, and determining a distance of the to-be-photographed object according to:
a distance from an image point to a center of a photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules, wherein image points are formed by a point of the to-be-photographed object on the photosensitive devices of the two photographing modules;
a distance between centers of lenses of the two photographing modules; and
one of a distance between the lens and the photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules and an incident angle formed by a light and the photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules;
calculating a variation between the distance of the to-be-photographed object at the first moment and the distance of the to-be-photographed object at the second moment;
determining whether the variation is less than or equal to a preset value; and
photographing the to-be-photographed object when the variation is less than or equal to the preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,338,394

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A wearable electronic apparatus, comprising:a head-mounted headphone having two sound generators and an elastic headband connected to the two sound generators;
a display assembly having two end parts and a central part located between the two end parts; and
two connecting mechanisms, wherein each of the two connecting mechanisms is connected to one of the two sound generators corresponding to the connecting mechanism and connected to one of the two end parts of the display assembly corresponding to the connecting mechanism, so that the end part of the display assembly is configured to deflect with respect to the sound generator,
wherein each of the connecting mechanisms comprises:
a first connecting piece fixing to the sound generator and defining a first axis; and
a second connecting piece connecting to the end part, the second connecting piece connecting to the first connecting piece and configured to rotate around the first axis with respect to the first connecting piece,
wherein the first connecting piece extends in a first direction, the second connecting piece extends in a second direction, and the first direction keeps perpendicular to the second direction when the second connecting piece rotates around the first axis with respect to the first connecting piece,
wherein the first axis extends from the sound generator to the end part, and the first direction is parallel to the first axis,
wherein the first connecting niece comprises a first rotating shaft extending from the sound generator to the end part of the display assembly, and the second connecting piece comprises a first shaft sleeve fitted over the first rotating shaft,
wherein each of the connecting mechanisms further comprises a third connecting piece fixed to the end part, the second connecting piece is connected to the end part by means of the third connecting piece, the second connecting piece defines a second axis extending from the first connecting piece to the third connecting piece, and the third connecting piece is configured to rotate around the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,337,793

SYSTEM AND METHODS INVOLVING FABRICATING SHEET PRODUCTS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for fabricating a sheet product, the system comprising:(A) a first rotatable roller including:
(a) a rotatable drum portion having (i) a first end and a second end, (ii) an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface rotating about a rotational axis in a first direction and configured to convey a sheet product that has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the sheet product being in contact with a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion, the inner surface defining a cavity within the rotatable drum portion, and (iii) a plurality of ports communicative between the inner surface and the outer surface, the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion; and
(b) a fluid emission portion disposed in the cavity, the fluid emission portion having (i) an orifice operative to receive a first pressurized fluid from a pressurized fluid source and (ii) a port connected to the orifice and operative to emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports of the rotatable drum portion, the port being arranged as an elongated slot in the fluid emission portion that extends (1) in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion;
(B) a second rotatable roller having (i) an outer surface arranged proximate to the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller, and (ii) a heat source portion configured to output a second pressurized fluid and to heat the second rotatable roller to dry the sheet product, the second rotatable roller being operative to rotate in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction; and
(C) a gap defined between the second rotatable roller and the first rotatable roller through which the sheet product is allowed to pass,
wherein the port of the fluid emission portion is configured to emit the first pressurized fluid (i) as a stream in a region proximate to the gap, (ii) at an angle relative to the second rotatable roller, (iii) to impinge on the first surface of the sheet product in the gap, (iv) to separate contact between the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller and the sheet product, and (v) to transfer the sheet product from the first rotatable roller to the second rotatable roller, with the second surface of the sheet product being in contact with the outer surface of the second rotatable roller as the sheet product passes through the gap, and
wherein the first rotatable roller is configured to only emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around the at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,144

METHOD FOR PROCESSING CELLULOSE-CONTAINING BIOMASS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method for processing cellulose-containing biomass, comprising:subjecting a treatment mixture comprising cellulose-containing biomass, water and sulfuric acid to a temperature in the range of from 100° C. to 220° C. at a pressure in the range of from 100 to 4000 kPa, wherein the pressure is selected so that at least a part of the water is in the liquid state, to generate a treated cellulose-containing biomass,
wherein said treatment mixture further comprises one or more compounds of formula (I)

wherein in the formula (I) each x group is formula (II),
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and methyl,
R2 is selected from the group consisting of branched and non-branched alkyl having 9 to 22 carbon atoms,
R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and methyl

and
x is an integer from 3 to 40.

US Pat. No. 10,342,154

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising a battery, an inverter and a housing in which the battery and the inverter are housed, wherein a groove portion for drainage is formed on at least an upper part of an opening portion of the housing, the groove portion includes a main wall extending to an inner side of the housing from an upper surface of the housing, a groove bottom portion connected to the main wall and forming a bottom of the groove portion, and a front wall rising up from a front side of the groove bottom portion, which is opposite to the main wall, a space is formed in a part surrounded by the main wall, the groove bottom portion and the front wall, a cover, which covers the opening portion, is arranged on the opening portion, and the cover comprises at least one first fixing claw and at least one second fixing claw, said at least one first fixing claw being inserted into the space of the groove portion and extending toward the groove bottom portion, and said at least one second fixing claw that presses the groove portion from an outside of the groove portion, the at least one second fixing claw includes a pressing portion and a support portion, the pressing portion presses the front wall of the groove portion from the outside of the groove portion so that the front wall is between the pressing portion and the at least one first fixing claw, and the support portion supports the groove bottom portion of the groove portion from below.

US Pat. No. 10,340,978

DETERMINATION OF INSTANTANEOUS IMPEDANCE OF AN AC POWER LINE USED AS A TRANSMISSION LINE

Itron Global SARL, Liber...

15. A method for determining input impedance (ZL) of an alternating current (AC) transmission line used for narrow band Power Line Communications (PLC), using a transmitted data packet having a preamble portion, the method comprising the steps of:a) determining voltage (V1) at an output of a power amplifier in an analog-front-end (AFE) of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
b) determining voltage (V2) at an output of a passive component at the output of the power amplifier in the AFE of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
c) using a difference between the voltages (V1, V2) determined at a) and b), and an impedance (ZREF) of the passive component, to determine current during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
d) storing the voltage (V1) determined at a) and the current determined at c) in memory;
e) calculating total impedance (Zt) from the stored voltage (V1) determined at a) and the stored current determined at c), the total impedance (Zt) including the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line and AFE impedance (ZAFE); and
f) determining the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line from the total impedance (Zt).

US Pat. No. 10,339,591

DISTRIBUTING ILLUMINATION FILES

TeleLumen LLC, Saratoga,...

19. A method for a lighting system, the method comprising:providing, by an e-commerce server, information regarding one or more of a plurality of illumination data files stored on a data storage server to a client device using a communication interface communicatively coupled to the e-commerce server and the client device, wherein a portion of the information enables a customer to select and purchase one or more of the plurality of illumination data files;
receiving, by the e-commerce server, a selection of one of the plurality of illumination data files from the client device;
receiving, by the e-commerce server, an indication that the customer has purchased the selected illumination data file;
providing, by the e-commerce server, an encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to the client device responsively to the received indication;
providing, by the client device, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to a lighting and control player;
providing, by the lighting and control player, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to a light source;
decrypting, by a processor of the light source, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file using a decryption key stored at the light source; and
directing, by the processor of the light source, the light source to illuminate light elements of the light source in accordance with the decrypted version of the selected illumination data file.

US Pat. No. 10,337,981

LOW VOLUME MULTIPASS CELL

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A multipass cell, comprising:a body;
a cavity formed within the body;
at least a first channel configured to allow a beam to enter the cavity;
a first concave spherical, toroidal or cylindrical mirror at a first end of the cavity; and
a second concave spherical, toroidal or cylindrical mirror at the opposite end of the cavity; wherein
the first mirror and the second mirror are configured to reflect a beam entering the cavity just outside an outer edge of the first or the second mirror a predetermined number of times so that the beam propagates substantially in a single plane between the first and the second mirror, and wherein the first mirror and the second mirror are positioned in such a way that the beam is focused between the first and the second mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,336,292

SEAT BELT

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A seat belt guide for a seat belt, having a retractor, on a power machine having one of a joystick and a control lever manipulable by an operator, the seat belt guide comprising:a stiffener;
an attachment portion connected to a first end of the stiffener and configured to be attached to the retractor so that the stiffener extends from the retractor and an operator seat;
a tongue engagement member connected to a second end of the stiffener and configured to support a tongue of a seat belt when the seat belt is retracted by the retractor, wherein the retractor applies a force against the tongue to hold the tongue against the tongue engagement member; and
wherein the stiffener and tongue engagement member are configured and arranged to hold the tongue in a generally inline position with respect to a longitudinal direction of the stiffener and at a raised position relative to the operator seat when the tongue is not engaged with a corresponding seat belt buckle such that the tongue interferes with operation of the joystick or control lever.

US Pat. No. 10,335,246

DISPOSABLE KIT FOR MEDICAL APPARATUS

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A disposable kit for a medical apparatus, comprising:a first subassembly arranged in the form of a tray having a first side and a second side, wherein the tray is configured as a plate having protrusions extending from the first side and the second side to predetermined heights and forming a first elevated region on the first side of the tray and a second elevated region on the second side of the tray, and wherein the first elevated region and the second elevated region each have one or more recesses forming channels; and
a second subassembly comprising:
a plurality of sections foldably connected to each other, the plurality of sections including at least a left section and a right section; and
one or more tube sections; and wherein
the left section of the second subassembly comprises first mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more first tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more first tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the left section and correspond in form to the channels formed in one of the first or second elevated regions of the tray;
the right section of the second subassembly comprises second mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more second tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more second tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the right section and correspond in form to the channels formed in the other one of the first and second elevated regions of the tray; and
at least one of the plurality of sections is arranged to be folded onto one of the first side or the second side of the tray and thereby to enclose at least one of the channels of the tray.
US Pat. No. 10,337,061

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for nucleic acid sequencing, comprising:(a) co-partitioning a plurality of beads and a plurality of primers in a plurality of droplets, wherein a droplet of said plurality of droplets comprises (i) a ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence, (ii) a primer from said plurality of primers, and (iii) a bead from said plurality of beads, wherein said bead comprises a nucleic acid barcode molecule coupled thereto, and wherein said nucleic acid barcode molecule comprises a barcode sequence;
(b) hybridizing said primer to a region at a 3? end of said RNA molecule;
(c) using an enzyme to extend said primer to generate a nucleic acid product comprising a sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule, wherein said enzyme incorporates an end sequence at a 3? end of said nucleic acid product that is complementary to said nucleic acid barcode molecule;
(d) hybridizing said nucleic acid barcode molecule to said nucleic acid product generated in (c) and extending said nucleic acid product using said nucleic acid barcode molecule as a template, to generate a barcoded nucleic acid molecule comprising, from a 5? end to a 3? end, (1) said sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule and (2) a complement of said barcode sequence; and
(e) sequencing said barcoded nucleic acid molecule or derivative thereof,
wherein, after (a), said nucleic acid barcode molecule is released from said bead.
US Pat. No. 10,337,129

PROCESS OF DEBUNDLING CARBON FIBER TOW AND MOLDING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SUCH FIBERS

Continental Structural Pl...

1. An article comprising:an inner layer of cured sheet molding composition having an inner layer thickness and comprising a thermoset resin matrix reinforced predominantly with dispersed, chopped carbon fibers;
an outer skin of a second cured sheet molding composition having an outer skin thickness and comprising a thermoset resin matrix reinforced predominantly with chopped glass fibers, wherein said outer skin is devoid of chopped carbon fiber, and wherein the outer skin is in contact with and joined to the inner layer; and
a ratio of the inner layer thickness to outer skin thickness between 0.1-10:1.

US Pat. No. 10,342,043

COUPLING UPLINK AND DOWNLINK CCA IN LTE-U

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a first user equipment (UE) associated with a first base station, a time period during which at least the first base station and a second base station perform a contention-based downlink channel access procedure for access to a channel in an unlicensed spectrum;
determining that the first base station has won downlink channel access; and
modifying a contention-based uplink channel access procedure for the first UE associated with the first base station by modifying a mapping function for determining clear channel assessment (CCA) intervals of a plurality of UEs including the first UE to favor the first UE gaining access to the channel in the unlicensed spectrum, the modifying the mapping function being based at least in part on the determining that the first base station has won downlink channel access.

US Pat. No. 10,341,754

MICROPHONE BOOM STRUCTURE

Qingdao Goertek Technolog...

1. A microphone boom structure, comprising a first end boom segment, a second end boom segment, and a plurality of intermediate boom segments sequentially disposed between the first end boom segment and the second end boom segment;an end of the first end boom segment is hinged with an end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, an end of the second end boom segment is hinged with an end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, and the ends of two adjacent intermediate boom segments are hinged;
an adjusting structure is further provided between the end of the first end boom segment and the end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, the end of the second end boom segment and the end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, and the ends of two adjacent intermediate boom segments, respectively; and
the adjusting structure comprises an axial hole provided in a boom segment, an adjusting bar inserted into the axial hole, and an elastic compression member disposed between the axial hole and the adjusting bar.

US Pat. No. 10,341,479

SEQUENTIAL NOTIFICATION DATA OUTPUT CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. An output control apparatus comprising:a processor;
a controller connected to the processor;
a processor storage that is connected to the processor and stores a combination of a communication device identification information and at least one application identification information, associated with notification data;
a receiver that is connected to the processor and receives application identification information along with the communication device identification information from communication device;
a controller storage that is connected to the controller and stores the notification data associated with the application identification information; and
a display/audio output device connected to the controller;
wherein
upon reception, by the receiver, of the application identification information from the communication device, the processor judges whether or not the combination of the received communication device identification information and the received application identification information is stored in the processor storage, and if the combination is stored, the processor reads out the corresponding application identification information from the processor storage and transmits the corresponding application identification information to the controller;
the controller reads out the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received by the processor;
the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received from the processor, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information is smaller than a predetermined number;
the application identification information is application identification information of an application, among applications installed on the communication device, in which a notification event has occurred,
when the receiver receives the application identification information, the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to a category of an application which is identified by the application identification information that is read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number, the controller puts the notification data corresponding to the received information in a queue so as to be output sequentially by the display/audio output device;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is not smaller than the predetermined number, the controller performs control so as not to output the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information; and
the display/audio output device sequentially outputs the notification data corresponding to the application data information read out from the processor storage in accordance with instructions from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,340,061

DATA LINE AS WELL AS METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE DATA LINE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A data line comprising:a line core extending in a longitudinal direction, the line core formed of at least one conductor and an insulation, the at least one conductor surrounded by the insulation; and
a shielding foil that surrounds the insulation,
wherein the shielding foil is formed of a non-conductive layer with a first conductive layer attached to an outer side of the non-conductive layer and a second conductive layer attached to an inner side of the non-conductive layer, the outer side of the non-conductive layer opposing the inner side of the non-conductive layer,
wherein the shielding foil surrounds the insulation such that a first free end edge of the shielding foil overlaps a second free end edge of the shielding foil in an overlap region,
wherein a region of the shielding foil directly adjacent the overlap region is an additional partial region,
wherein a distal end face of a first free end edge of the first and second conductive layers is electrically conductively connected to an outer side of the first conductive layer provided in the additional partial region by an electrically conductive connection, the distal end face of the first conductive layer extending between the outer side and an inner side of the first conductive layer and the distal end face of the second conductive layer extending between an outer side and an inner side of the second conductive layer,
wherein the electrically conductive connection is an additional conductive strip attached to the shielding foil so that the additional conductive strip is directly attached to the distal end face of the first and second conductive layers and to the additional partial region, so as to electrically connect the distal end face of the first and second conductive layers with the additional partial region, and
wherein the additional conductive strip extends over and is directly attached to a portion of the outer side of the first conductive layer at the first free end edge, such that the additional conductive strip is substantially s-shaped in cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,339,016

CHUNK ALLOCATION

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:generating a plurality of data chunks associated with a snapshot of a real or virtual machine;
identifying a set of preferred disks out of a plurality of disks within a cluster that stores other data chunks associated with the real or virtual machine;
acquiring disk status information for the plurality of disks within the cluster;
determining a plurality of failure domains for the plurality of disks using the disk status information;
identifying a set of disks out of the plurality of disks within the cluster in which to store the plurality of data chunks based on the set of preferred disks and the plurality of failure domains; and
writing the plurality of data chunks to the set of disks.

US Pat. No. 10,338,973

CROSS-CLOUD ORCHESTRATION OF DATA ANALYTICS

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory operatively coupled to the at least one processor, the at least one processor configured to:
receive, by a command and control (C&C) service application from an executive service application, a first C&C request to execute a first analytic application of a workflow, wherein the workflow is executed by the executive service application and includes one or more analytic applications to be executed by one or more analytics computing environments;
transmit, by the C&C service application, a first storage request to a storage system to request transfer of source data ingested from one or more information source systems to a first analytics computing environment configured to execute the first analytic application, in response to the first C&C request to execute the first analytic application;
generate, by the C&C service application, a first native access request to request execution of the first analytic application at the first analytics computing environment, wherein the first native access request includes execution application information that identifies the first analytic application to be executed and execution input information that identifies the ingested source data for analysis by the first analytic application;
transmit, by the C&C service application, the first native access request to the first analytics computing environment, wherein
the first analytic application is executed by the first analytics computing environment, in response to the first native access request,
the first analytic application is configured to perform analysis on the ingested source data and generate first execution result data based on the analysis of the ingested source data,
the first analytics computing environment is configured to generate first provenance class information based on execution input information and execution application information associated with each execution of the first analytic application,
the first provenance class information includes first provenance instance information that identifies a derivation history of the first execution result data, and
the first provenance instance information includes at least provenance timestamp information identifying a time and date of the first analytic application execution, provenance input information identifying the ingested source data, and provenance execution output information identifying the first execution result data; and
transmit, by the C&C service application, an adapter request to an adapter component to transfer the first execution result data generated by the execution of the first analytic application to a knowledge datastore, wherein the adapter component is configured to convert at least a portion of the first execution result data to an ontology data model.

US Pat. No. 10,337,955

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING MODE GROUP PROPERTIES OF MULTIMODAL LIGHT TRAVELING THROUGH OPTICAL COMPONENTS

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A method for characterizing mode group properties of multimodal light traveling through an optical component, wherein said method comprises the steps of:providing a Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) in an optical path between a light source (1) and said optical component (8);
launching reference pulses of light with a wavelength ?t from said light source (1) through said Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) into said optical component (8) at radial offsets between a core center and a core radius of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber;
detecting a light signal output by said optical component (8);
wherein said Mode Group Separating optical fiber is a multimode fiber with an ?-profile graded index core with an ?-value chosen such that said Mode Group Separating optical fiber satisfies the following criterion at the wavelength ?t:

where:
?? is a time delay difference between consecutive mode groups expressed in ps/m;
L is a length of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber expressed in m;
?TREF is a Full Width at Quarter Maximum of said reference pulses expressed in ps, where the Full Width at Quarter Maximum of a reference pulse is the difference between the two time values at which the power of the reference pulse is equal to quarter of its maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,336,590

LINE TRACTION FOR A MOTORIZED LIFTING/PULLING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor;
a drum rotated by the motor to draw in or let out a line from the drum, the drum comprising a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to accommodate the line; and
a roller tracking and extending into the groove immediately over the line in order to push the line into the groove, wherein the roller comprises a concave indentation around a circumferential surface of the roller such that the line fits within the concave indentation and traction between the roller and the line is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,336,259

STEP RAIL FOR VEHICLE WITH APPLIQUE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. An accessory component for a vehicle, comprising:an elongated frame element having an elongated first feature formed there along, the elongated frame element adapted to be fixedly secured to a portion of the vehicle;
a resilient metallic applique having a contour generally in accordance with at least a portion of the elongated frame element;
the applique having a second feature adjacent a first end for engaging with the elongated first feature, and a second end of the applique being shaped to engage with a different portion of the elongated frame element such that the applique is secured to the elongated frame element without adhesives or mechanical fasteners;
the applique having at least one hole;
the elongated frame element further comprises at least one channel formed in an upper surface thereof; and
a pad including at least one depending tab, the hole in the applique enabling the depending tab to pass therethrouqh, and the depending tab configured to engage with the at least one channel in the upper surface of the elongated frame element while sandwiching at least a portion of the applique between the pad and the elongated frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,339,952

APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR ACOUSTIC CHANNEL AUTO-BALANCING DURING MULTI-CHANNEL SIGNAL EXTRACTION

KOPIN CORPORATION, Westb...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium containing executable computer program instructions, which when executed by an acoustic signal processing system, cause the acoustic signal processing system to perform a process comprising: calculating a long-term power level of a main acoustic signal to obtain an averaged main acoustic signal, wherein segments of the main acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged main acoustic signal using a desired voice activity detection signal; calculating a long-term power level of a reference acoustic signal to obtain an averaged reference acoustic signal wherein segments of the reference acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged reference acoustic signal using the desired voice activity detection signal; and creating an amplitude correction signal using the averaged main acoustic signal and the averaged reference acoustic signal, wherein the amplitude correction signal is used, to adjust either the main acoustic signal or the reference acoustic signal to automatically balance acoustic channel sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,337,724

MACHINE FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT COMPRISING LIGHT-EMITTING UNIT

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, comprising:at least one housing for accommodating operational components of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment which forms part of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment; and
a light-emitting unit having no diffusion disk configured to produce ambient light to display at least one of an operating condition or a therapy condition of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged on at least one portion of the housing other than an operating panel, and wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged in a predetermined shape, wherein the light-emitting unit is a flexible light conductor including at least one end-face light coupling surface at a first end and at least one end-face light output surface at a second end.

US Pat. No. 10,336,980

TISSUE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ADIPOSE TISSUE

The GID Group, Inc., Lou...

1. A portable apparatus with a container for multi-step processing of human biological material containing stringy tissue including washing, enzymatic digestion and centrifuging to prepare a cell concentrate in the container in the form of a pellet phase formed during the centrifuging, the apparatus being orientable in an access orientation and the apparatus comprising:the container having an internal containment volume including a tissue retention volume and a filtrate volume;
a filter disposed within the internal containment volume with the tissue retention volume on one side of the filter and the filtrate volume on another side of the filter with the tissue retention volume and the filtrate volume being in fluid communication through the filter;
an inlet port in fluid communication with the tissue retention volume and configured to access the tissue retention volume for introducing human biological material into the tissue retention volume;
a suction port in fluid communication with the filtrate volume and configured to access the filtrate volume for suctioning material from the filtrate volume;
wherein:
the internal containment volume includes a pellet well disposed in a bottom portion of the filtrate volume below a bottom elevation of the filter and accessible only from above when the apparatus is in the access orientation;
the pellet well has a volume in a range of from 0.3 cubic centimeter to 3 cubic centimeters;
when the apparatus is in the access orientation, the pellet well has at least one portion with a vertical length of 0.5 centimeter, a maximum horizontal cross-dimension of no larger than 10 millimeters and a minimum horizontal cross-dimension of no smaller than 1.5 millimeters; and
the internal containment volume comprises an available processing volume with a portion of the available processing volume being in the tissue retention volume and the volume of the pellet well is in a range of from 0.2 percent to 2 percent of the portion of the available processingvolume in the tissue retention volume;
wherein the available processing volume is in a range of from 20 cubic centimeters to 400 cubic centimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,336,594

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INDUSTRIAL TRUCK WITH AN OPERATING ELEMENT

Jungheinrich Aktiengesell...

1. A method for operating an industrial truck with an operating element comprising at least one operating for a vehicle function, an unlocking apparatus for the vehicle function, and a resetting apparatus configured to interact with the at least one operating lever, the method comprising:generating a resetting force depending on a deflection of the least one operating lever,
wherein the resetting force acting on the at least one operating lever is changed in order to report an unsuccessful unlocking procedure upon activation of the operating lever without previously unlocking the operating lever.