US Pat. No. 10,351,146

TRAILER ESTIMATION IMPROVEMENT

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A trailer-detection system configured to detect a trailer towed by a host-vehicle, said system comprising:a radar-sensor used to detect a radar-signal indicative of an object proximate to the host-vehicle;
an angle-detector used to determine a trailer-angle relative to the host-vehicle of a trailer towed by the host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the angle-detector and the radar-sensor, said controller configured to determine a trailer-presence of the trailer based on the radar-signal and the trailer-angle;
determine a sensing-boundary that defines a blind-zone of an operator of the host-vehicle;
determine a trailer-boundary within the sensing-boundary based on the radar-signal;
adjust the sensing-boundary based on the trailer-angle when the host-vehicle is turning;
adjust the trailer-boundary based on the adjusted sensing-boundary; and
adjust the blind-zone based on the adjusted trailer-boundary to maintain the blind-zone proximate to the trailer-boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,351,103

LIDAR DEVICE WITH HEATED COVER USEFUL FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A detector device, comprising:a sensor portion that is configured to at least emit or receive a first type of radiation;
a cover near the sensor portion, the cover is transparent to the first type of radiation to allow the first type of radiation to pass through the cover;
a radiation source that emits a second type of radiation into the cover, the second type of radiation is different than the first type of radiation; and
a plurality of reflecting surfaces that are transparent to the first type of radiation and at least partially opaque to the second type of radiation to at least partially reflect the second type of radiation in the cover to increase a temperature of at least a portion of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,351,998

PRE-MOISTENED WET WIPE PRODUCTS IN PERFORATED ROLL FORM MADE OF TISSUE BASED SUBSTRATES

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, Al...

1. A wet wipe comprising:a multi-ply tissue impregnated with a wetting composition, the multi-ply tissue not being a synthetic multi-ply tissue and comprising papermaking fibers, being substantially free of synthetic fibers, and having an absorbent capacity of at least about 8 grams of the wetting composition per gram of the dry multi-ply tissue (g/g) as measured in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM International) standard D4250; and a single ply of the multi-ply tissue having a basis weight of at least 8 pounds per 3,000 square foot ream (lb/rm);
wherein the wet wipe has a liquid release of at least about 0.5 grams of the wetting composition per gram of the multi-ply tissue substrate (g/g).

US Pat. No. 10,352,179

COMPRESSION ASSEMBLY FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A compression assembly for a turbine engine, said assembly having a longitudinal axis and comprising:an air inlet duct configured to receive an air flow, the air inlet duct having a bottom and a top;
at least one air compression stage comprising at least one movable compressor wheel onto which the air inlet duct discharges, the movable compressor wheel comprising an axis of rotation which is coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the assembly; and
a pre-rotation grille positioned in the air inlet duct immediately upstream of the movable compressor wheel in order to adjust the speed of the air in said air flow at an inlet of the movable wheel, wherein the pre-rotation grille comprises a plurality of variable-setting vanes, the pitch between two consecutive vanes of the plurality of variable-setting vanes being greater than the chord of one of the two vanes when positioned at a selected height within an upper region of the air inlet duct,
wherein said air flow at an outlet of the pre-rotation grille flows in a deflection direction,
wherein the pre-rotation grille is adjustable between a first, closed position and a second, maximum open position,
wherein an absolute pre-rotation angle of the plurality of variable-setting vanes is between 80° and 90° in an upper region of the air inlet duct when the pre-rotation grille is in the closed position at low operating speeds of the compression stage, said absolute pre-rotation angle being an angle between the deflection direction of the air flow and the longitudinal axis of the assembly,
wherein a relative pre-rotation angle of the variable-setting vanes of the pre-rotation grille changes depending on the radial distance in the air inlet duct from the longitudinal axis, and
wherein the relative pre-rotation angle of the variable-setting vanes is approximately 0° at the bottom of the air inlet duct and is approximately 25° at the top of the air inlet duct when the pre-rotation grille is in the second, maximum open position, said relative pre-rotation angle being an angle between the deflection direction of the air flow and the longitudinal axis of the assembly when the pre-rotation grille is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,351,971

METHOD OF PREPARING NATURAL GRAPHENE CELLULOSE BLENDED FIBER

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A method of preparing natural graphene cellulose blended fiber, which comprises the following steps:(a) combining a graphite powder with a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt % of a first compound selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), perchloric acid (HClO4), hydrogen iodide (HI), hydrofluoric acid (HF), and nitric acid (HNO3), then stirring for 30 minutes in an ice bath environment;
(b) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % potassium permanganate (KMnO4) to the product of step (a), stirring for 1 to 2 hours, and adding distilled water, wherein a stoichiometric amount of the potassium permanganate solution is added until reaction of the potassium permanganate and the product of step (a) and the distilled water is complete;
(c) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the product of step (b), wherein a stoichiometric amount of the hydrogen peroxide solution is added until reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the product of step (b) is complete and the solution becomes green, then filtering the green solution into a cake;
(d) rinsing the cake of step (c) with a solution comprising 5 to 10 wt. % hydrochloric acid to remove sulfate ions, then washing the cake with distilled water;
(e) drying the product of step (d) at 40 to 60° C. for 24 to 48 hours to obtain dried solid graphite oxide;
(f) adding distilled water to the dried solid graphite oxide of step (e), wherein the distilled water is added up to 200 mls per 0.06 g to 1.0 g of the dried solid graphite oxide, then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes to obtain a graphite oxide solution having a graphite oxide concentration of 0.03 to 0.5 wt. %;
(g) adding a solution comprising 1 wt. % to 10 wt. % of a second compound selected from the group consisting of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), potassium borohydride (KBH4), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium citrate (C6H5Na3O7) to the graphite oxide solution of step (f), then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes;
(h) filtrating the product of step (g), washing the filtrate with water 3 to 5 times to remove the sodium borohydride, potassium borohydride, lithium aluminum hydride, or sodium citrate, then back-filtrating to obtain a graphene solution;
(i) adding the graphene solution of step (h) to a slurry solution formed by mixing a pulp with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and a stabilizer in an expansion dissolving tank, then mixing at 60 to 80° C., wherein the graphene solution is added in a ratio of 0.11 wt. % to 5.0 wt. %, the pulp is selected from the group consisting of wood pulp, cotton pulp, bamboo pulp, and a mixture of cotton and bamboo pulp, the pulp comprises ?-cellulose in an amount of 65% or more having a polymerization degree of 500 to 1500, and the NMMO has a concentration of 50 to 78%;
(j) removing water from the product of step (i) using a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) and heating at 80 to 130° C., wherein the water is removed to 5% to 13% within 5 minutes and the cellulose is dissolved to form a spinning dope;
(k) spinning the spinning dope of step (j) using a Dry-Jet Wet Spinning method, which comprises pressuring the spinning dope by a metering pump, filtering and degassing by a continuous filter (CPF), transporting the spinning dope into a spinning tank, forming a thin molten stream of the spinning dope by passing the spinning dope through a spinning orifice, then extruding the spinning dope through an air gap to form air-cured fibers;
(l) delivering the air-cured fibers of step (k) into a coagulation bath, then regenerating and washing the fibers, wherein the coagulation bath has a concentration of 4.5 to 8.0%, and the amount of residual NMMO solvent remaining after washing is less than 0.1%; and
(m) drying, oiling and winding the product of step (l) to form natural graphene cellulose blended fibers.
US Pat. No. 10,351,531

PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS MODULATORS OF THE 5-HT2A SEROTONIN RECEPTOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method for treating a 5-HT2A mediated disorder in an individual in need thereof comprising administering to said individual a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of 2-[4-(4-bromo-1-methyl-1-H-pyrazole-3-carbonyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-1-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-ethanone, 2-[4-(4-chloro-1-methyl-1-H-pyrazole-3-carbonyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-1-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-ethanone, and 2-[(S)-4-(4-chloro-1-methyl-1-H-pyrazole-3-carbonyl)-3-methyl-piperazin-1-yl]-1-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-ethanone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or hydrate thereof, wherein the 5-HT2A mediated disorder is selected from the group consisting of agitation, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, platelet aggregation, reducing the risk of blood clot formation, treating a diabetic-related disorder, treating progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, hypertension, pain, and sleep disorders.
US Pat. No. 10,351,882

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OIL OR FAT COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGHER UNSATURATED FATTY ACID USING ALGAE

National University Corpo...

1. A method for producing an oil or fat component, the method comprising:culturing salt-tolerant algae belonging to Chlamydomonas in a multi-stage culture method with a total number of stages being 3 to 8, wherein the sea salt or sodium chloride concentration of a culture medium in a first stage is in the range of 0.5% by mass to 5% by mass of the total culture medium, and the sea salt or sodium chloride concentration to be increased for each stage after the first stage is in the range of 0.5% by mass to 5% by mass of the total culture medium;
recovering the salt-tolerant algae; and
harvesting the oil or fat component from the recovered salt-tolerant algae.

US Pat. No. 10,352,287

CONTROLLING ENGINE OF VEHICLE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method of controlling engine, comprising:determining, by a processor, whether a vehicle has entered a deep water area according to a detection result of a plurality of water detection sensors, wherein the deep water area has a water depth which allows water to enter an engine of the vehicle or causes the engine of the vehicle to be susceptible to water inflow; and
disabling, by the processor, an engine start-stop function of the vehicle when determining that the vehicle has entered the deep water area and the engine start-stop function is currently enabled,
wherein the plurality of water detection sensors are arranged at different preset positions of the vehicle;
wherein each water detection sensor independently generates a signal only when a water immersion height of a probe of the each water detection sensor exceeds a threshold; and
wherein determining whether the vehicle has entered the deep water area according to the detection result of the plurality of water detection sensors comprises:
evaluating, by the processor, a number of water detection sensors generating alarm signals; and
determining, by the processor, that the vehicle has entered the deep water area when the number of the water detection sensors generating signals is greater than or equal to a preset number threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,352,070

DOOR LATCH WITH OPENING MEMORY FEATURE

Magna Closures Inc., New...

1. A vehicle latch, comprising:a primary ratchet movable between an open position wherein the primary ratchet is positioned to receive a striker and a closed position wherein the primary ratchet is positioned to retain the striker, wherein the primary ratchet is biased towards the open position by a primary ratchet biasing member;
a primary pawl movable between a ratchet locking position wherein the primary pawl is positioned to hold the primary ratchet in the closed position and a ratchet release position wherein the primary pawl permits the movement of the primary ratchet out of the closed position, wherein the primary pawl is biased towards the ratchet locking position by a primary pawl biasing member;
a memory lever movable between a pawl blocking position in which the memory lever prevents movement of the primary pawl to the ratchet locking position and a pawl unblocking position wherein the memory lever permits movement of the primary pawl to the ratchet locking position, wherein the memory lever is biased towards the pawl blocking position by a memory lever biasing member; and
a release lever movable between a first position in which the release lever prevents movement of the memory lever to the pawl blocking position and a second position in which the release lever permits movement of the memory lever to the pawl blocking position and permits movement of the primary pawl to the ratchet release position, wherein the release lever is biased towards the first position by a release lever biasing member, wherein the release lever is operatively connectable to at least one of an inside door handle and an outside door handle for movement to the second position, wherein in an event in which the release lever is moved to the second position and the primary ratchet is restrained from movement to the open position, movement of the memory lever to the pawl blocking position drives the primary pawl to the ratchet release position.

US Pat. No. 10,351,989

APPLIANCE FOR DRYING LAUNDRY WITH ENHANCED OPERATION FLEXIBILITY

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An appliance for drying laundry, the appliance comprising:an appliance cabinet;
a laundry treatment chamber inside the cabinet;
a drying air recirculation path for conveying drying air into/out from the laundry treatment chamber;
a drying air propeller motor;
a drying air propeller driven by the drying air propeller motor for causing the drying air to recirculate along the drying air recirculation path;
a drying air moisture condensing and heating system located in the drying air recirculation path and configured to dehydrate the moisture-laden drying air leaving the laundry treatment chamber and heat the dehydrated drying air before it re-enters into the laundry treatment chamber;
a laundry drying cycle selector operable by a user for selecting among a number of default laundry drying cycles;
a control unit configured to control the machine operation by commanding the drying propeller to work at a default average speed corresponding to a selected laundry drying cycle;
a command input operable by the user during the selected laundry drying cycle to cause the control unit to change, during the selected laundry drying cycle, an average working speed of the drying air propeller with respect to the default average speed corresponding to the selected laundry drying cycle, wherein the command input is operable to cause the control unit to increase the average working speed of the drying air propeller with respect to the default average speed corresponding to the selected laundry drying cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,351,790

APPARATUS FOR MOLDING GAS HYDRATE PELLETS

Dongguk University Indust...

1. An apparatus for molding gas hydrate pellets, comprising:a dehydrating unit configured to remove moisture from a slurry state of gas hydrates to transform the slurry state of the gas hydrates to a cake state of the gas hydrates;
a pulverizer in which the cake state of the gas hydrates is pulverized;
a cooler having a rotating shaft provided therein, comprising a plurality of agitation blades installed along a height direction of the rotating shaft and configured to cool the pulverized gas hydrates to a predetermined temperature;
a decompressor configured to decompress the cooled gas hydrates to a predetermined pressure; and
a pellet molder configured to mold the decompressed gas hydrates to pellets,
wherein the pulverizer is configured to pulverize and decrease effective diameters of the gas hydrates converted into the cake after the dehydrating,
wherein the gas hydrates pulverized in the pulverizer to have the effective diameters decreased are supplied to the cooler, and
wherein the pulverizer includes a fixed blade and a wing blade, and the gas hydrates injected into the pulverizer are pulverized by a compressive force between the fixed blade and the wing blade caused by rotation of the wing blade.
US Pat. No. 10,350,174

POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE FOR THE STABILIZATION OF A SOLID DISPERSION OF THE NON-CRYSTALLINE FORM OF ROTIGOTINE

UCB Pharma GmbH, Monheim...

1. A stable solid dispersion comprising a silicone dispersing agent which is a two-part mixture of solution-based silicones and a dispersed phase, said dispersed phase comprising rotigotine free base and polyvinylpyrrolidone, wherein a weight ratio of rotigotine free base to polyvinylpyrrolidone is about 9:4 to about 9:6.

US Pat. No. 10,352,076

LOCK DEVICE IN AN ARMREST CONSOLE AND AN ARMREST CONSOLE EMPLOYING THE SAME

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A lock device for keeping a cover of an armrest console at a fully open position, comprising:a rotation arm having an arm body attached to the cover including an arm body and an end, wherein the rotation arm is pivotably connected to a console body of the armrest console; and
a detent disposed at the end of the rotation arm,
wherein the detent is configured to be inserted into a slot formed on a rib projecting from a rear wall of the console body when the cover is moved to the fully open position and released from the slot when the cover is moved away from the fully open position.

US Pat. No. 10,351,278

VACUUM PACKAGING ARRANGEMENT, KITCHEN CABINET AND KITCHEN FURNITURE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A vacuum packaging arrangement comprising:a drawer configured to cooperate with a kitchen cabinet, the drawer having different first and second sections, the second section being lower than the first section; and
a vacuum packaging device configured for vacuum packaging items in vacuum bags, the vacuum packaging device comprising an operational interface configured to receive a minor first section of a vacuum bag that comprises an open end of said vacuum bag during a vacuuming operation, and to vacuum the vacuum bag during said vacuuming operation upon activation of the vacuum packaging device, wherein a major second section of the vacuum bag that comprises a closed end of the vacuum bag is arranged outside of the vacuum packaging device, and wherein the vacuum packaging device is disposed in the first section of the drawer, and the major second section of the vacuum bag is disposed in the second section of the drawer during the vacuuming operation.

US Pat. No. 10,351,175

MOTOR VEHICLE HYBRID STRUCTURAL PART

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A motor vehicle hybrid structural part, comprising:a main structural part,
at least one reinforcement patch,
the main structural part being embodied as a sheet-metal structural part made of a steel alloy or light metal alloy,
the at least one reinforcement patch being made of aluminum alloy and being an extruded structural part with at least two wall thicknesses differing from one another in cross section,
wherein the direction of extrusion of the at least one reinforcement patch is oriented at an angle of 70° to 110° with respect to a longitudinal direction of the main structural part,
wherein the at least one reinforcement patch comprises a varying thickness along the longitudinal direction, and
wherein the aluminum alloy of the reinforcement patch has a yield strength RP0.2 of greater than 250 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,350,956

SUSPENSION ELEMENT

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

1. A suspension element, comprising:a main body having an internal volume;
a tubular element extending at least partially within the main body, wherein the tubular element has an internal volume that defines a first fluid chamber, and wherein the main body and the tubular element each include a sidewall having an inner surface and an outer surface;
a first piston assembly separating the internal volume of the main body into a second fluid chamber and a third fluid chamber, the third fluid chamber defined by at least portions of the outer surface of the tubular element, the inner surface of the main body, and a surface of the first piston assembly;
a second piston assembly positioned to separate the first fluid chamber from the second fluid chamber, the second piston assembly including a first side that is directly exposed to the first fluid chamber and a second side that is directly exposed to the second fluid chamber; and
at least one flow control element disposed along a flow path between the second fluid chamber and the third fluid chamber and configured to permit flow therethrough in both a first direction and an opposing second direction, wherein the sidewall of the main body defines an aperture therethrough that forms a portion of the flow path, and wherein the first piston assembly is configured to prevent direct fluid communication between the second fluid chamber and the third fluid chamber during an extension and a contraction of the tubular element.

US Pat. No. 10,350,692

HEATER FOR BONDING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COOLING THE SAME

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A heater for a bonding apparatus, the heater comprising:a heat insulator comprising a coolant air hole,
a body comprising a ceramic material body and a heating element,
the heating element serving as an exothermic resistance body embedded within the ceramic material body, and
the ceramic material body comprising a plate-like shape, the plate-like shape comprising a first surface and a second surface,
the first surface being configured to attach a bonding tool, and
the second surface being opposite the first surface and being attached to the heat insulator, and
a plurality of capillary slits penetrating the body along the second surface,
each capillary slit comprising a width and a depth,
the width being along the second surface and within a range from 0.01 mm to 0.5 mm, and the width being smaller than the depth, and
the depth being into the second surface in a substantially perpendicular direction to the second surface,
wherein the plurality of capillary slits and a matching surface of the heat insulator attached to the second surface form a plurality of capillary coolant flow-paths,
the plurality of capillary coolant flow-paths cooling directly the heated heater by a coolant air flow that enters though the coolant air hole, and
the coolant air hole opening to the second surface in the depth direction of the capillary slits.

US Pat. No. 10,350,645

ARTICLE REJECTING SYSTEM

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. An article rejecting system comprising:a conveyance unit that conveys an article along a conveying direction;
a detection unit that detects the article which is conveyed by the conveyance unit;
a rejecting unit that is provided on a downstream side of the detection unit in the conveying direction and performs a rejecting motion for rejecting the article which is conveyed by the conveyance unit;
a control unit that controls the rejecting unit such that the rejecting motion is performed at a predetermined automatic timing when the detection unit detects the article; and
an input unit that accepts input of a manual operation for causing the rejecting unit to perform the rejecting motion at a manual timing while the article rejecting system is operating,
the control unit being configured to calculate and set the automatic timing based on the manual timing, with the input unit accepting the input of the manual operation while the detection unit detects the article.

US Pat. No. 10,350,643

TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE FOR MOBILE SORTING OF SHIPMENTS

DEUTSCHE POST AG, Bonn (...

1. At least one transportation vehicle for mobile sorting of shipments, the transportation vehicle comprisinga loading area arranged on the transportation vehicle,
at least one infeed conveyer foldable attached to the loading area for loading an incoming shipment onto the transportation vehicle,
at least two outfeed conveyers foldable attached to the loading area for unloading an outgoing shipment from the transportation vehicle,
a scanning device arranged on the loading area adjacent to the at least one infeed conveyer and configured to scan the incoming shipment for obtaining a scanning information,
a main conveyer arranged on the loading area and configured to convey the incoming shipment past the scanning device towards a sorting device, and
the sorting device configured to sort the scanned incoming shipment according to the scanning information towards one of the outfeed conveyers for unloading the incoming shipment as an outgoing shipment;
wherein the transportation vehicle comprises a side wall at least partially surrounding the loading area and arranged at an edge of the loading area, the at least one infeed conveyer and the at least two outfeed conveyers are foldable from a loading position for loading the incoming shipment and unloading the outgoing shipment and a folded position for moving the transportation vehicle, and the at least one infeed conveyer and the at least two outfeed conveyers form a part of the side wall in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,349,861

GLASSES-SHAPED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A glasses-shaped electronic device comprising:an eyeglass frame having a bridge, a pair of rims, a pair of hinges, and a pair of temples; and
a flexible printed circuit having a pair of sagged bends,
wherein the eyeglass frame includes:
a compartment that accommodates the flexible printed circuit therein, the compartment extending on both sides from the bridge through the rims and the hinges to the temples; and
a pair of cavities that receive the pair of sagged bends from the compartment, the cavities being provided adjacent to the hinges,
wherein the flexible printed circuit includes a substrate having a main surface, the main surface extending substantially horizontally in the compartment in the rims, and extending substantially vertically in the compartment in the bridge and the temples,
wherein respective portions of the flexible printed circuit extending from the sagged bends to the hinges are twisted by substantially 90° in the compartment adjacent to the hinges such that the main surface becomes substantially vertical at the hinges,
and wherein respective portions of the flexible printed circuit adjacent to the bridge are twisted by substantially 90° in the compartment in the rims such that the main surface becomes substantially horizontal at the rims.

US Pat. No. 10,349,844

REDUCTION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL METRIC ERROR DUE TO INERTIAL CADENCE

VALENCELL, INC., Raleigh...

1. A heart rate monitor comprising:a step rate sensor;
a step rate processor configured to compute a step rate of a user based on a first waveform provided by the step rate sensor;
a heart rate sensor;
a heart rate processor configured to compute a first heart rate of the user based on a second waveform provided by the heart rate sensor; and
a noise processor configured to reduce motion artifact noise in a heart rate output by the heart rate monitor by:
computing a difference between the step rate and the first heart rate;
computing a second heart rate as a function of the difference, said second heart rate being more accurate than said first heart rate due to the reduced motion artifact noise; and
outputting the second heart rate.

US Pat. No. 10,352,278

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR AN EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION COOLER INCLUDING TWO SECTIONS

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, comprising:a first section including a first plurality of tubes adapted to flow at least some exhaust gas and a first plurality of passages formed by exterior surfaces of the first plurality of tubes and adapted to flow coolant from a coolant source, the first plurality of tubes arranged between and coupled to each of a first tube sheet and a second tube sheet, the first tube sheet rigidly fastened to a housing of the EGR cooler and the second tube sheet floating and not fastened to the housing, the second tube sheet arranged downstream of the first tube sheet with respect to exhaust gas flow through the first section; and
a second section including a second plurality of tubes adapted to flow coolant from the coolant source and a second plurality of passages formed by exterior surfaces of the second plurality of tubes and adapted to flow the exhaust gas from the first plurality of tubes, the second plurality of tubes arranged between and coupled to each of a third tube sheet and a fourth tube sheet, the third tube sheet and the fourth tube sheet each rigidly fastened to the housing, where the housing surrounds the first section and the second section.

US Pat. No. 10,352,212

EXHAUST GAS TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An exhaust gas treatment system, comprising:a housing;
a generator, wherein the generator is driven by an exhaust gas flow to generate an alternating current to provide a supplying voltage;
one or more corona devices disposed in the housing, wherein the corona devices are electrically connected to the generator and generate a first electric field by the supplying voltage such that particulates in the exhaust gas passing the first electric field are charged; and
a separation device disposed in the housing, wherein the separation device is electrically connected to the generator and generates a second electric field via the supplying voltage such that charged particulates in the exhaust gas flow are separated from the exhaust gas flow,
wherein the generator, the corona devices and the separation device are connected in sequence along an exhaust gas flow direction, and
wherein a portion of the housing containing the corona devices have a cross-section area less than a cross-section area of a portion of the housing containing the separation device, and wherein the cross-section areas of the housing are at cross sections perpendicular to an exhaust gas flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,351,934

ENDODONTIC INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A method for manufacturing a nonlinear superelastic file comprising the steps of:providing a superelastic file having a shaft and a file axis;
providing a fixture including a file groove being defined by one or more displacement members, the file groove configured for receiving the shaft;
inserting at least a portion of the shaft into the fixture along the file groove, the portion of the shaft including a first portion of the shaft;
contacting the first portion of the shaft with a first displacement member of the one or more displacement members such that the first portion of the shaft is displaced from the file axis thereby forming a first offset portion of the shaft;
heating the portion of the shaft while inserted in the fixture to a temperature of at least about 300° C. for a time period of at least about 1 minute to shape-set the portion of the shaft thereby forming a shape-set nonlinear file; and
wherein the file groove defines a first predetermined nonlinear file path and at least one of the one or more displacement members are movable relative to the file axis so that the file groove is a variable file groove configured to define the first predetermined nonlinear file path or a second predetermined nonlinear file path that is different from the first predetermined nonlinear file path.

US Pat. No. 10,351,575

BICYCLIC UREA, THIOUREA, GUANIDINE AND CYANOGUANIDINE COMPOUNDS USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of the Formula I:
or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, or solvates thereof, wherein:
X is O;
Ring A is formula A-1

Y is H, halogen, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros], cyano(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy [optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros], CN, aminocarbonyl or (1-4C alkoxy)carbonyl;
Ra, Rb and Rc are independently selected from H, halogen, (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy and CN;
B is NR1, O, a bond, CRdRe, S or SO2;
D is NR1, O, a bond, CRfRg, S or SO2;
E is NR1, O, a bond, or CRhRi, S or SO2;
F is CRjRk;
provided that the ring formed by B, D, E, and F together with the atoms to which they are attached contains at least five atoms and zero or one of B, D or E is NR1 or O;
Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, Ri, Rj and Rk are independently H, OH, (1-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (3-6C)cycloalkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (1-3C alkoxy)(2-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], hydroxy(2-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (2-6C)cyanoalkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], or (1-3C alkoxy)(2-6C)alkoxy [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros],
or one of a pair of Rd and Re, or Rf and Rg, or Rh and Ri, or Rj and Rk, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a (3-6C)cycloalkyl, oxetanyl or azetidinyl ring,
or one of a pair of Rd and Re, or Rf and Rg, or Rh and Ri, or Rj and Rk form an oxo group,
and wherein only one of Rd and Re can be OH and neither is OH if B is connected to a heteroatom, and only one of Rf and Rg can be OH and neither is OH if D is connected to a heteroatom, and only one of Rh and Ri can be OH and neither is OH if E is connected to a heteroatom, and only one of Rj and Rk can be OH and neither is OH if F is connected to a heteroatom;
Ring C is formula C-1

R3 is (1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, Ar2, hetCyc1, (3-7C)cycloalkyl, or hetAr2;
Ar2 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen and (1-6C)alkyl;
hetCyc1 is a 5-6-membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O;
hetAr2 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl and halogen;
R4 is OH, (1-6C)alkyl, monofluoro(1-6C)alkyl, difluoro(1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, tetrafluro(2-6C)alkyl, pentafluro(2-6C)alkyl, cyano(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, amino(1-6C)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkylsulfonamido(1-6C)alkyl, sulfamido(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxycarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, hetAr3(1-6C)alkyl, Ar3(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, monofluoro(1-6C)alkoxy, difluoro(1-6C)alkoxy, trifluoro(1-6C)alkoxy, tetrafluoro(2-6C)alkoxy, pentafluoro(2-6C)alkoxy, cyano(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-6C)alkoxy, dihydroxy(2-6C)alkoxy, amino(2-6C)alkoxy, hydroxyl-carbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, hetCyc2(1-6C)alkoxy, hetAr3(1-6C)alkoxy, Ar3(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-4C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C alkylsulfonyl)(1-6C)alkoxy, (3-6C)cycloalkyl [optionally substituted with F, OH, (1-6C alkyl), (1-6C) alkoxy, or (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl], hetAr4, hetAr4—O—, Ar4, hetCyc2(O)CH2—, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxycarbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, hetCyc2C(?O)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxytrifluoro(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylsulfonamido(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylamido(1-6C)alkoxy, di(1-3C alkyl)amino-carboxy, hetCyc2C(?O)O—, hydroxydifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkylcarboxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxycarbonyl, hydroxylcarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, (1-3C alkoxy)aminocarbonyl, hetCyc3, halogen, CN, trifluoromethylsulfonyl, N-(1-3C alkyl)oxadiazolonyl, hetAr5 or hetCyc4-O—;
hetCyc2 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with 1-2 groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkoxy)carbonyl and (1-6C)acyl;
hetCyc3 is a 4-7 membered heterocycle having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from F, CN, (1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)acyl-, 1-6C)alkylsulfonyl, trifluoromethylsulfonyl and (1-4C alkoxy)carbonyl;
hetAr3 is a 5-membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring atoms independently selected from N, O and S and optionally substituted with (1-6C)alkyl;
Ar3 is phenyl optionally substituted with (1-4C)alkoxy;
hetAr4 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, S and O and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, halogen, CN, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, difluoro(1-6C)alkyl, fluoro(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C cycloalkyl)CH2— (3-6C cycloalkyl)C(?O)—, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (1-6C)alkylsulfonyl, NH2, (1-6C alkyl)amino, di(1-6C alkyl)amino, (1-3C trifluoroalkoxy), fluoro(1-6C alkyl)amino, difluoro(1-6C alkyl)amino, trifluoro(1-6C alkyl)amino, and (3-4C cycloalkyl)amino;
hetAr5 is a group selected from the structures:

where Rz is (3-4C)cycloalkyl or (1-3C)alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), wherein each of said hetAr5 groups is optionally further substituted with one or more groups independently selected from F and (1-3C)alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros;
hetCyc4 is a 7-8 membered bridged heterocycle having a ring nitrogen atom and optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl and halogen;
Ar4 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, halogen, CN, CF3, CF3O—, (1-6C)alkoxy, (1-6Calkyl)OC(?O)—, aminocarbonyl, (1-6C)alkylthio, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C alkyl)SO2—, HOC(?O)— and (1-3C alkoxy)(1-3C alkyl)OC(?O)—; and
R5 is (1-6C)alkyl, monofluoro(1-6C)alkyl, difluoro(1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, tetrafluoro(2-6C)alkyl, pentafluoro(2-6C)alkyl, halogen, CN, (1-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-4C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C alkyl)OC(?O)—, (1-6C)alkylthio, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, amino, aminocarbonyl, trifluoro(1-3C alkyl)amido, or phenyl (optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, (1-6C)alkyl and (1-6C)alkoxy); or
R4 and R5 together with the atoms to which they are attached form 5-6 membered saturated, partially unsaturated or unsaturated heterocyclic ring having a ring heteroatom selected from N, O or S, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from (1-6C alkyl)C(?O)O—, (1-6C)acyl, (1-6C)alkyl and oxo, and said sulfur ring atom is optionally oxidized to S(?O) or SO2.

US Pat. No. 10,351,529

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,351,069

GRAB HANDLE ASSEMBLY WITH RETRACTABLE ARTICLE HANGER

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A grab handle assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:a grab handle, wherein said grab handle includes a first hinge assembly at a first end and a second hinge assembly at a second end;
a reel;
a line wound on said reel; and
an anchor point for said line when said line is extended from said reel, wherein said reel, said line and said anchor point are contained completely inboard of said grab handle between said first hinge assembly and said second hinge assembly when said line is extended.

US Pat. No. 10,350,677

SIDE FRAME AND BOLSTER FOR A RAILWAY TRUCK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Nevis Industries LLC, Wi...

1. A bolster of a railway car truck, the bolster comprising:a pair of shoe pockets at respective ends configured to be inserted into bolster openings of respective side frames;
a pair of brake window openings;
a pair of lightener windows;
a lower portion formed by a first portion of a mold; and
an upper portion formed by a second portion of a mold, wherein a parting line separates the first portion of the mold and the second portion of the mold;
wherein the bolster includes sidewalls having a wall thickness that is substantially equal and constant on either side of the parting line.

US Pat. No. 10,350,359

DOSE SETTING DEVICE FOR AN INJECTION DEVICE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection device comprising a dose setting device and an ampoule containing a substance, said dose setting device comprising:a housing;
an operating element in threaded engagement with the housing and rotatable to move in a proximal direction for setting a dose;
a threaded rod which is threadedly engaged with an internal thread of the housing and which can be moved in a distal direction to dispense the substance from the injection device;
a restrictor element for limiting setting of a maximum total of doses to be set from the ampoule and which is coupled to the operating element so that a setting movement for dose increase or correction is converted into a movement of the restrictor element in the proximal or distal direction of the injection device;
a lock element which prevents rotation of the threaded rod in one rotation direction and enables rotation of the threaded rod such that the threaded rod can be screwed in the distal direction only, whereby during dispensing the lock element rotates relative to the housing to produce dispensing clicking noises,
said lock element being coupled to the restrictor element so that the lock element is prevented from moving axially relative to the restrictor element but the lock element and the restrictor element can be rotated freely relative to one another via a dose clicking mechanism, whereby during dose setting the relative rotation between the lock element and the restrictor element produces dose clicking noises and during dispensing the lock element and the restrictor element rotate in unison and produce no dose clicking noises.

US Pat. No. 10,350,028

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL HANDPIECE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A multi-directional handpiece comprising:a first motor drive and a second motor drive, both extending along and configured for rotation about a body axis;
a motor gearing at a proximal end of the first and second motor drives;
a cam drive at the proximal end of the first and second motor drives, the cam drive extending along an offset axis and being generally parallel to the body axis;
a cam follower extending along a head axis; the cam follower having:
a groove having opposing spaced apart walls for receiving the cam drive; and
a file gearing in engagement with the motor gearing for transferring the rotational movement of the first motor drive about the body axis to the cam follower about the head axis;
a housing for a workpiece, and
a drive pin in communication with the cam drive,
wherein through rotation of the second motor drive, the cam drive rotates about the offset axis while revolving around the body axis thereby moving the cam follower generally along the head axis so that the workpiece moves in an oscillating motion while being rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,349,952

SURGICAL SAW WITH SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CUT THROUGH OF BONE AND DEPTH OF THE SAW BLADE DURING SURGERY

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A cutting system comprising:a device comprising:
a housing;
a cutting device comprising a saw blade; and
a motor operatively engaged with the cutting device to oscillate the saw blade of the cutting device, the motor located within the housing;
a displacement sensor configured to output a signal representative of a displacement of the cutting device with respect to a reference point, wherein the displacement sensor comprises a linear variable differential displacement transducer having a displacement sensing arm; and
a processor in electrical communication with the displacement sensor, the processor configured to:
determine when a cutting event of a medium is complete based on the signal representative of the displacement of the cutting device with respect to the reference point; and
generate a shut-off signal if the cutting event is determined complete,
wherein the motor turns off in response to the generated shut-off signal to cease oscillation of the saw blade.

US Pat. No. 10,349,773

BEVERAGE DISPENSER SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BEVERAGE

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A beverage dispenser comprising:a tower member;
an armature pivotably connected to the tower member;
a stationary platform fixed to the tower member, the stationary platform being configured to retain a bar gun;
a cartridge platform pivotably connected to the tower member; and
a linkage pivotably connected to the armature, the linkage including a guide bearing to travel in a channel formed in the cartridge platform between a first channel end and a second channel end to open and close the cartridge platform based on a position of the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,349,739

UNIVERSAL BASE MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR DESK MOUNTED MONITOR MOUNTS

Middle Atlantic Products,...

1. A universal monitor mount for attaching a monitor post to a desktop surface comprising:a base cup with an open top, at least one side wall and a closed bottom, the base cup has an interior cavity defined by an inner wall of the side wall for receiving a monitor post in use, an exterior face of the bottom of the base cup includes a recess sized and shaped to receive a head of a mounting bolt, a plurality of threaded holes are formed in the bottom and spaced about the recess;
at least one desktop mounting component having a plurality of attachment holes arranged to align with the plurality of threaded holes in the base cup for securing the at least one desktop mounting component to the base cup; and
wherein there is at least one restraining surface is-formed on the recess of the base cup or on the mounting component, the restraining surface adapted to prevent the mounting bolt from rotating when the bolt is inserted in the recess and the desktop mounting component is attached to the base cup.

US Pat. No. 10,352,185

FLUSH-MOUNT COMBINED STATIC PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE PROBE

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A gas turbine engine extending along an axis comprising:a fan section comprising a plurality of rotor cascades and a plurality of stator cascades;
a splitter downstream of the fan section, the splitter including an inner side, an outer side, and an inside surface;
a compressor section downstream of the splitter;
a combustor section downstream of the compressor section;
a first turbine section downstream of the combustor section, the first turbine section being connected to the compressor section;
a second turbine section downstream of the first turbine section, the second turbine section being connected to the fan section; and
a probe assembly comprising:
a probe tip including a sensor face;
a pressure channel extending into the probe tip through the sensor face; and
a temperature channel extending into the probe tip through the sensor face;
a pressure sensor in fluid communication with a pressure channel; and
a temperature sensor in fluid communication with the temperature channel;
wherein:
the temperature channel is substantially parallel to the pressure channel; and
the sensor face is substantially flush with the inner side of the splitter.

US Pat. No. 10,352,047

METHOD OF LOCATING A LEAK SITE IN ROOF MEMBRANES USING LENGTHS OF MOISTURE DETECTION TAPE SET OUT IN ZONES

Detec Systems LLC, Belli...

1. A method of detecting a leak site in a roof, wherein the roof comprises a generally horizontal roof support deck with a water impermeable membrane applied above an upper surface of the support deck, the method comprising:dividing the membrane into a plurality of separate zones arranged side by side in rows and columns;
in each zone applying to the roof in a location underneath the membrane and on top of the deck a moisture detection sensor arranged to detect moisture in between the deck and the membrane;
the moisture detection sensor in each zone comprising at least first and second lengths of a substrate strip of a dielectric material carrying first and second elongate, parallel, conductors where the conductors are arranged longitudinally of the substrate strip and secured to one surface of the substrate strip;
said first and second lengths of each moisture detection sensor being laid at an angle to one another so as to cross at a crossing point therebetween so that said first and second lengths of each moisture detection sensor are arranged in a two dimensional pattern in the zone;
connecting the first conductor of the first length to the first conductor of the second length at the crossing point and connecting the second conductor of the first length to the second conductor of the second length at the crossing point;
for each respective zone, detecting by a sensing system changes in resistance between said first and second conductors of the moisture detection sensor of the respective zone so as to detect moisture permeating into the respective zone;
the moisture detection sensor of each respective zone being located wholly within the respective zone so as to be responsive to moisture only within the respective zone and not to moisture in others of the zones;
and identifying within said rows and columns any one of said zones where changes in resistance occur indicative of moisture permeating into said one of said zones so as to locate the leak site on the roof.

US Pat. No. 10,351,518

METHOD FOR THE PROVISION OF CARBON DIOXIDE FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF UREA

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A process for preparing urea, comprising:providing a gas stream comprising hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide;
removing, with a solvent, at least part of the carbon dioxide of the gas stream to form a carbon dioxide-depleted gas stream;
synthesizing ammonia from at least part of the hydrogen and at least part of the nitrogen which are present in the carbon dioxide-depleted gas stream;
desorbing the carbon dioxide from the solvent; and
synthesizing urea from at least part of the ammonia from said synthesizing step and at least part of the carbon dioxide from said desorbing step;
wherein the desorbing of the carbon dioxide in said desorbing step is carried out at a higher pressure than the synthesizing of the urea in said synthesizing step.

US Pat. No. 10,351,477

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A METAL-CERAMIC SUBSTRATE

ROGERS GERMANY GMBH, Esc...

1. A method for producing a metal-ceramic substrate, the method comprising:deforming a region of projecting free edge sections of a metal-ceramic stack, wherein the metal-ceramic stack comprises first and second metal layers and at least one ceramic layer accommodated between the first and second metal layers, wherein first and second metal layers and the at least one ceramic layer are stacked superposed in such a way that free edge sections of the first and second metal layers respectively project beyond the edges of the at least one ceramic layer forming projecting free edge sections;
wherein the deforming comprises applying a clamping force to deform the projecting free edge sections before their direct connection and deforming the projecting free edge sections such that the projecting free edge sections are directly connected to each other in order to form a gas tight, sealed metal container enclosing a container interior for accommodating the at least one ceramic layer;
hot isostatically pressing together the first and second metal layers in a treatment chamber at a gas pressure between 500 and 2000 bar and at a process temperature between 300° C. and a melting temperature of the first and second metal layers in order to produce a direct connection of the first and second metal layers and the at least one ceramic layer; and
removing at least the projecting free edge sections of the first and second metal layers which are connected to each other via the direct connection to form the metal-ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,351,013

ELECTRIC BICYCLE AND BATTERY LIFT MECHANISM AND BATTERY CARRYING DEVICE THEREOF

DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHO...

1. A battery lift mechanism, comprising:a bracket;
a carrier for carrying a battery, the carrier movable relative to the bracket along an up-down path;
an upward-force device coupling with the carrier, the upward-force device applying an upward force to the carrier; and
a locking device being selectively in an unlocked state or a locked state,
wherein when the locking device is in the locked state, the locking device interferes with the battery to limit a relative movement between the battery and the bracket; when the locking device is in the unlocked state, the interference between the locking device and the battery is removed, so that the upward-force device drives the carrier carrying the battery to move upward relative to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,350,968

AIR VENT REGISTER FOR A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A vent register comprising:a housing in fluid communication with a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) duct system; and
an interior scent-dispensing chamber disposed within the housing and configured to selectively allow an HVAC airflow therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,350,390

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENDOLUMINAL AND TRANSLUMENAL THERAPY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for performing a medical procedure using a robotic catheter system, the method comprising:advancing, within a blood vessel of a patient, a sheath instrument comprising a sheath wall that surrounds and forms a guide insertion lumen, the sheath instrument extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal portion to a distal portion, the sheath instrument comprising a balloon coupled to the distal portion, wherein a drain lumen extends through at least a portion of the balloon or sheath instrument;
inflating the balloon, wherein following inflation, blood flow of the blood vessel continues through the drain lumen;
advancing a guide instrument through the guide insertion lumen, the guide insertion lumen extending from the proximal portion along the longitudinal axis and further extending radially away from the longitudinal axis toward the sheath wall and terminating at a guide insertion port that extends through a balloon wall of the balloon to, in use, face an inner wall of the blood vessel;
advancing the guide instrument through the guide insertion port and a wall of the blood vessel to create a transvascular access port;
advancing the guide instrument and a diagnostic or interventional instrument to a target site to perform a medical procedure; and
retracting the guide instrument and the diagnostic or interventional instrument and closing the transvascular access port prior to deflation of the balloon and removal of the sheath instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,350,003

INTRA-CARDIAC MAPPING AND ABLATING

KARDIUM INC., Burnaby (C...

1. A medical system, comprising:a structure;
one or more transducer elements carried by the structure, the structure and the one or more transducer elements sized to be received within an intra-cardiac cavity, the intra-cardiac cavity defined at least in part by a tissue wall, wherein an interior surface of the tissue wall is interrupted by one or more ports positioned in fluid communication with the intra-cardiac cavity;
a signal source configured to provide a respective input signal to each of the one or more transducer elements;
a sensing system configured to, while sensing temperature at least proximate to each of the one or more transducer elements, provide a respective set of one or more response signals for each of the one or more transducer elements, each set of one or more response signals responsive to temperature change at least proximate to a respective one of the one or more transducer elements; and
a controller configured to derive at least one signal from each set of one or more response signals responsive to temperature change and to determine a respective set of one or more values representative of a phase difference between each derived at least one signal and the respective input signal provided to the transducer element of the one or more transducer elements associated with the set of one or more response signals responsive to temperature change,
wherein the controller is configured to determine information specifying a location of each of one or more regions of the interior surface of the tissue wall and a location of each of at least one of the one or more ports on the interior surface of the tissue wall with respect to the one or more regions based at least on each determined respective set of one or more values,
wherein each respective input signal comprises a duty cycle, and
wherein each respective input signal repetitively applies and ceases to apply energy to a respective transducer element of the one or more transducer elements.
US Pat. No. 10,350,243

METHODS FOR OFF-THE-SHELF-TUMOR IMMUNOTHERAPY USING ALLOGENEIC T-CELL PRECURSORS

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method for treating a human T-cell deficiency in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject a composition comprising double negative (DN) T-cell precursors from an allogeneic donor, wherein said DN T-cell precursors consist essentially of:cells having a DN2 (CD44+CD25+) phenotype or phenotype of an equivalent human DN precursor thereof,
cells having a DN3 (CD44?CD25+) phenotype or phenotype of an equivalent human DN precursor thereof, or
cells having a DN2 (CD44+CD25+) phenotype or a phenotype of an equivalent human DN precursor thereof and cells having a DN3 (CD44?CD25+) phenotype or phenotype of an equivalent human DN precursor thereof,
wherein the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of said allogeneic donor is not matched to the MHC of said subject, wherein said DN T-cell precursors comprise a nucleic acid sequence which encodes for a chimeric antigen receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,351,387

ELEVATOR WITH A BRAKE DEVICE

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. An elevator comprising a brake device configured to provide a variable brake force from a minimum brake force up to a maximum brake force, the brake device comprising:a first energy store configured to provide the maximum brake force;
a second energy store configured to provide an adjustable counterforce that is directed in an opposed manner with respect to the maximum brake force, wherein the variable brake force amounts to a difference between the maximum brake force and the adjustable counterforce;
a first triggering path;
a second triggering path for triggering the brake device, wherein the brake device provides the variable brake force when the first triggering path is active, wherein the brake device provides the maximum brake force when the second triggering path is active; and
a triggering element configured to activate the first energy store when the second triggering path is active, wherein the first energy store is decoupled from the second energy store after activation of the first energy store.

US Pat. No. 10,351,254

AIRCRAFT ENGINE PYLON

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. An aircraft engine pylon comprising:a main front reinforcement;
a main rear reinforcement;
first and second side panels;
an upper stringer and a lower stringer; and
at least first and second rear fittings, each integrated in one of the first and second side panels, respectively, and at least first and second reinforcement fittings integrated in the main rear reinforcement and each joined to one of the at least first and second rear fittings, respectively,
wherein the main front reinforcement, the main rear reinforcement, the first and second side panels, the upper stringer and the lower stringer are assembled to form a pylon assembly extending in a longitudinal direction,
wherein the first side panel comprising a first internal face oriented towards the inside of the pylon assembly and a first external face oriented towards the outside of the pylon assembly and the second side panel comprising a second internal face oriented towards the inside of the pylon assembly and a second external face oriented towards the outside of the pylon assembly,
wherein each of the first and second internal faces comprises:
a reinforcement structure containing a network of stiffeners disposed in at least two different directions and zones in which the stiffeners intersect; and
a front housing configured to receive a side edge of a main front centre reinforcement and a rear housing configured to receive a side edge of a main rear centre reinforcement; and
at least first and second panel fittings, each integrated in one of the side panels, respectively, and at least first and second reinforcement fittings integrated in the main rear centre reinforcement and each joined to one of the at least first and second panel fittings.

US Pat. No. 10,350,482

CASINO CRAPS WITH OPTIONAL ALL DICE ROLL COMBINATIONS SIDE BET

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A method of playing a casino craps game including an optional side bet on all possible dice combinations for point numbers using a standard set of dice and conventional casino craps game play on a standard casino craps table layout having an additional side betting layout and side bet payout table for all dice roll combinations of point numbers, the optional side bet having no effect on standard casino craps playing and betting, the method comprising the following steps:a) providing a casino craps table betting layout having an additional side betting layout, the separate additional side betting layout comprising demarked areas on the casino craps table of all possible dice roll combinations for each point number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 and providing means for marking each dice roll combination on the side bet layout as each dice roll combination is rolled, and further comprising side bet placing locations positioned around the side bet layout corresponding to player locations positioned around the casino craps table; and providing the side bet payout table comprising payout odds for winning the separate additional side bet;
b) receiving standard casino craps bets placed on the casino craps betting layout in appropriate betting locations designated on the casino craps betting layout;
c) receiving optional side bets placed on the side bet placing locations positioned around the side bet layout corresponding to the side betting player locations positioned around the casino craps table, the optional side bets being placed prior to a come out roll of the standard casino craps game play, the optional side bet remaining in place through any number of rounds and any numbers of dice shooters until a dice roll of 7 is rolled by a shooter;
d) providing a pair of dice to a shooter;
e) playing a standard casino craps game according to conventional casino craps rules having a sequence of rounds of play having a single shooter rolling a pair of dice during each round producing numbers which each comprise a sum of the number of dots on each of the pair of dice and receiving conventional casino craps bets from players related to the dice rolls during the progress of each round of play, and paying out casino craps winning bets and taking in casino craps losing bets according to standard casino craps play;
f) placing one of the means for marking each dice roll combination of a point number on the dice roll indication of the side bet layout as each dice roll combination of a point number is rolled until a 7 is rolled;
g) upon a dice roll of 7 thrown by a shooter, paying out winning side bets when at least two different all dice roll combinations of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are rolled by the shooter before the dice roll of 7 is rolled according to the odds posted on the side bet payout table, wherein the all dice roll combinations of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 each comprise rolling all possible dice roll combinations for the respective point number, wherein the side bet will remain up to bet again, each side bet winning player having an option to increase or decrease the side bet after payout, and alternately taking in losing side bets if fewer than two different all dice roll combinations of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 have been rolled by the shooter before the dice roll of 7 is rolled;
h) after the side bet payouts and takes, receiving a new optional side bet from one or more players in accordance with the procedure of the previous side bet steps;
thereby providing a method of playing a casino craps game including the optional side bet on all dice roll combinations for point numbers using a standard set of dice and conventional casino craps game play on a standard casino craps table layout having the additional side betting layout and the side bet payout table for all dice roll combinations for point numbers, the optional side bet having no effect on the standard casino craps playing and betting.

US Pat. No. 10,350,356

AUTOINJECTOR WITH A SIGNALING DEVICE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An autoinjector for dispensing a liquid product, comprising:a housing;
a product container arranged in the housing, the product container comprising a syringe and a displaceable piston for dispensing the product contained in the product container;
a drive member for displacing the piston during the product dispensing;
a first spring for displacing the drive member, wherein the first spring is pretensioned such that it can dispense the product from the product container by displacing the drive member and the piston by a dispensing stroke in a dispensing direction;
a signal element;
a signal stop; and
a second spring,
wherein the second spring exerts a spring force on the signal element opposite the dispensing direction, and
wherein the signal element is releasably coupled with the drive member in an axial coupling such that, during and via the axial coupling, during a partial stroke of the dispensing stroke, the signal element is displaced in the dispensing direction as the drive member is displaced such that the second spring is tensed, and upon release of the axial coupling, the signal element is displaceable by the second spring opposite the dispensing direction and relative to one or more of the drive member or the housing to strike the signal stop of the housing to generate thereby one or more of an acoustic or a tactile signal.

US Pat. No. 10,350,036

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED INTRA-ORAL PROTOCOL AND CALIBRATION

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A method of providing a three-dimensional scan of a dental arch area in a patient, the dental arch area having two segments and a homogeneous connecting area between the two segments, the method comprising:affixing a connecting-geometry tool with a plurality of definable features relative to the dental arch area in the patient, the plurality of definable features including a plurality of geometric shapes overlaying at least part of the homogenous connecting area;
scanning the dental arch area to produce a scanned dataset of the arch area;
determining data relating to the definable features of the connecting-geometry tool overlaying the connecting area based on the scanned dataset, the data including a scan interpretation dimension of the definable features;
performing an error assessment to determine a skew in the scanned dataset in relation to a known dimension of the definable features and the scan interpretation dimension of the definable features determined from the data relating to the definable features; and
determining, based on the skew, the dimensions of the homogenous connecting area based on the data relating to the definable features, wherein the homogenous connecting area is a cross-arch connecting area of soft tissue that separates the two segments of the dental arch.
US Pat. No. 10,351,617

COMPOSITIONS, KITS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF COMPLEMENT-RELATED DISORDERS

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for treatment of a macular degeneration, the composition comprising an engineered nucleotide sequence encoding a membrane-independent recombinant human CD59 protein, wherein the engineered nucleotide sequence encodes a polypeptide comprising a CD59 fragment consisting of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4, and wherein the engineered nucleotide sequence is recombinantly operably linked to a promoter sequence that initiates expression of the membrane-independent recombinant CD59 protein in cells of a subject, and a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer, and the composition is formulated for ocular deliver and sufficiently pure for administration to the subject in a dose effective to treat the macular degeneration.

US Pat. No. 10,352,295

DIRECT MOLD FOR ROTOR BLADES FOR WIND TURBINES

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A direct mold for molding at least a part of a rotor blade of a wind turbine, the direct mold comprising:a plank frame, wherein the plank frame is made of a plurality of planar panels, which are aligned transversely to a longitudinal extension of the part of the rotor blade to be molded, and are arranged a spaced apart distance with respect to each other one after another in a direction of the longitudinal extension of the part of the rotor blade to be molded; and
a mold surface body held in shape by the plank frame, wherein the plurality of panels of the plank frame each have an inner contour on which the mold surface body is supported,
wherein the plurality of panels reproduce in their sequence in the plank frame mainly a progression of a contour of the part of the rotor blade to be molded, wherein the mold surface body has a layer structure, which comprises a support layer and a sandwich layer,
wherein the support layer is made of rails, which are aligned in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the part of the rotor blade to be molded in a manner bridging the spaced apart distance between the panels,
wherein the sandwich layer is arranged on the support layer and comprises a multilayer laminate structure, a surface of which is at least one of milled and painted and has the contour of the part of the rotor blade to be molded,
wherein each of the plurality of panels is reinforced with at least one hollow carbon support beam, which is separate and distinct from the mold surface body, and which is received within a recess, said at least one hollow carbon support beam extending in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the part of the rotor blade to be molded and forming part of a backbone of the plank frame,
wherein each of the plurality of panels is a composite-sandwich panel,
wherein each of the plurality of panels comprises interconnected panel segments, and
wherein each of the plurality of panels is segmented in such a manner that the at least one hollow carbon support beam is inlayable into the recess before the panel segments are interconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,351,390

ELEVATOR SYSTEM

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. An elevator system comprising:at least two elevator shafts;
an elevator car with a cab and a chassis device, wherein the cab is mounted so as to be rotatable about a horizontal rotational axis relative to the chassis device;
a vertically extending rail disposed in each of the at least two elevator shafts, wherein the elevator car is movable along the vertically extending rails, wherein each of the vertically extending rails comprises a rotatable segment, with the rotatable segments being alignable with respect to one another such that the elevator car is movable between the at least two elevator shafts along the rotatable segments;
a first device for locking the cab of the elevator car relative to the chassis device; and
a second device for holding the cab in position relative to the at least two elevator shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,351,330

PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A portable insulated storage container comprising:a body including:
an outer liner;
an inner liner positioned inside the outer liner, the inner liner defining an internal storage volume inside the portable insulated storage container;
an opening extending through the outer liner and the inner liner for accessing the internal storage volume from outside the portable insulated storage container; and
insulation positioned between the inner liner and the outer liner for thermally insulating the internal storage volume; and
a closure mechanism attached to the body at the opening, the closure mechanism configured for selectively providing access to the internal storage volume through the opening when the closure mechanism is an opened position and configured for closing the opening when the closure mechanism in a closed position, the closure mechanism comprising a first rigid member hingedly attached to a second rigid member, wherein the first rigid member and the second rigid member define a perimeter of the opening and are configured to hingedly pivot about an axis to transition the closure mechanism from the closed position to the opened position, wherein the first rigid member and the second rigid member are in substantially a same plane when the closure mechanism is in the opened position, and wherein the closure mechanism is configured to selectively maintain the opened position without application of an external force to the portable insulated storage container.

US Pat. No. 10,351,269

BURN WIRE RELEASE MECHANISM FOR SPACECRAFT AND TERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A burn wire release system for separating components held together by a cord, comprising:at least one burn wire release mechanism, each mechanism having a resistively heated burn wire that is spring pre-loaded in contact with the cord, wherein in operation, a controlled current flows through the burn wire of at least one of the at least one burn wire release mechanisms, heating the burn wire sufficiently to cut through the cord,
wherein each burn wire release mechanism has two dowel pins, each dowel pin having a compression spring situated between an upper saddle and a lower saddle.

US Pat. No. 10,350,869

FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint identification module, wherein the fingerprint identification module is obtained by dicing a board-level module, comprising: a fingerprint identification chip, a filling material, a color coating and a cover;wherein the color coating is disposed between the filling material and the cover, and the fingerprint identification chip is inversely attached in a hollow area of the filling material in a vacuum environment;
wherein the fingerprint identification chip comprises an identification area, an interconnection gold thread, a molding layer, a substrate layer and a pad;
wherein the identification area is disposed inside of the molding layer, the substrate layer is adhered to the molding layer, the pad is disposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the substrate layer and is further disposed on an upper surface of the identification area, and the pad on the upper surface of the identification area is connected to the pad on the upper surface of the substrate layer via the interconnection gold thread.

US Pat. No. 10,350,363

INJECTION DEVICE COMPRISING AN IMPROVED DELIVERY ELEMENT

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection pen for the administering of a fluid product, the injection pen comprising:a housing;
a delivery element for delivering the product from a reservoir,
wherein the delivery element is movable relative to the housing along a thrust axis,
wherein the delivery element has a circular cylindrical, outer wall region
and wherein the delivery element comprises an internal thread having a threaded axis running along the thrust axis;
a thread element comprising an external thread in engagement with the internal thread of the delivery element,
wherein the thread element is configured to be fixed relative to the housing along the thrust axis and configured to be set into a rotary movement about the thrust axis to advance the delivery element along the thrust axis; and
a guide sleeve with a proximal and a distal end, which at least partially radially surrounds the delivery element, said guide sleeve, close to its distal end, being coupled with the housing so as to be locked against relative rotation, and
wherein the delivery element, in the region of a proximal end of the delivery element, is in an engagement locked against relative rotation and displaceable within the interior of the guide sleeve, with the guide sleeve having a length along the thrust axis corresponding at least to a thrust range of the delivery element, defined by a distance between an initial position and a final position of the delivery element after product delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,350,358

INJECTION DEVICE HAVING A DOSE INDICATING ELEMENT THAT CAN BE MOVED RELATIVE TO A HOUSING

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. A driving and dosing device configured to set a dose to be administered from an injection device for administering a liquid product, the driving and dosing device comprising:a) a housing;
b) a pointing device;
c) a dosing element configured to be gripped by a user and to be rotated relative to the pointing device about an axis of rotation for setting the dose to be administered;
d) a dose indicating element comprising a dose scale arranged over an exterior of the dose indicating element; and
e) a bearing element in an engagement with the dose indicating element,
wherein by rotating the dosing element relative to the pointing device to set the dose, the dose indicating element is rotated or screwed relative to the pointing device about the axis of rotation such that a value of the dose scale corresponding to a set dose can be read by means of the pointing device,
wherein the engagement of the bearing element with the dose indicating element guides a rotational movement or a screwing movement of the dose indicating element relative to the pointing device,
wherein the bearing element is arranged rotationally fixed relative to the housing but displaceable relative to the housing and along the axis of rotation, and
wherein the dose indicating element is displaceable relative to the housing and along the axis of rotation and lacks a threaded engagement with the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,351,545

MUSCARINIC AGONISTS

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A method of treating a cognitive disorder or psychotic disorder in a subject, wherein the cognitive disorder or psychotic disorder is selected from the group consisting of dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, comprising administering to the subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of formula (1a):
or a salt thereof, wherein
is 1 or 2;
q is 0, 1 or 2;
r is 1 or 2;
s is 0 or 1, where the total of r and s is 1 or 2;
Q is CR1R2NR5R6, NR5R6, OR7 or SR7;
R1 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof;
R2 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof;
R3 is selected from hydrogen; fluorine; cyano; hydroxy; amino; and a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one, two or three, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof;
R4 is a hydrogen or a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms thereof;
R5 is selected from hydroxy; OR7; COR7; COOR7; CH2COR7; CH2COOR7; a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof; and a group W or CH2W where W is an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered ring containing 0, 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof;
R6 is selected from hydroxy; OR7; COR7; COOR7; CH2COR7; CH2COOR7; a C1-6 non-aromatichydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof; and a group W or CH2W where W is an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered ring containing 0, 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof;
R7 is selected from hydrogen; a C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with one to six fluorine atoms and wherein one or two, but not all, carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by a heteroatom selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof; and a group W or CH2W or C1-4 hydrocarbon group-W where W is an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered ring containing 0, 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N and S and oxidized forms thereof; and
the dotted line indicates an optional second carbon-carbon bond, provided that when a second carbon-carbon bond is present, then R3 is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,351,533

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF CARBAMOYLAMINO PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. Process for production of a compound of formula
wherein
R1 is H, straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted by 1 to 5 hydroxy groups which may be protected or halogen atoms,
R2 is H, straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or an amino protecting group, or R1 and R2 are bonded together to form C1-C6 alkylene or C2-C6 alkenylene,
R3 is H, straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or an amino protecting group, wherein R3 is not H if R2 is H,
R4 is

wherein
a is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6,
R5 is H or hydroxy which may be protected, and
R6 is H, C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, mono or di straight or branched C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl amino, C6-C12 aryl, C6-C12 aryl amino, protected amino, protected guanidino or a saturated 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group containing 1 to 4 nitrogen atoms, wherein the cycloalkyl or aryl is optionally substituted by one or more C1-C3 straight or branched alkyl and the heterocyclic group is optionally substituted by one or more protected amino groups
comprising reacting a compound of formula

wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as defined above
with a compound of formula

wherein a, R5 and R6 are as defined above
and PhI(OAc)2 in the presence of a non-nucleophilic base to produce the compound of formula I.

US Pat. No. 10,351,189

WHOLE BODY MANIPULATION ON A LEGGED ROBOT USING DYNAMIC BALANCE

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot system comprising:a body including:
an upper body section including one or more movable end-effectors;
a lower body section including one or more legs configured to contact a surface; and
an intermediate body section coupling the upper body section and the lower body section; and
a control system implemented with one or more processors, the control system including:
an upper body control system configured to operate at least one of the end-effectors, the at least one end-effector experiencing an end-effector force based on the operation by the upper body control system, and the intermediate body section experiencing at least one of a first intermediate body linear force or a first intermediate body moment based on the end-effector force; and
a lower body control system configured to operate the one or more legs in response to the operation of the at least one end-effector, the one or more legs experiencing respective reaction forces from the surface based on the operation by the lower body control system, the intermediate body section experiencing at least one of a second intermediate body linear force or a second intermediate body moment based on the reaction forces,
wherein the lower body control system is configured to operate the one or more legs so that the second intermediate body linear force balances the first intermediate linear force and the second intermediate body moment balances the first intermediate body moment,
wherein the lower body control system is further configured to position the intermediate body section according to a first set of degrees of freedom based on the operation of the one or more legs, and
wherein the upper body control system is further configured to position the intermediate body section according to a second set of degrees of freedom based on the operation of the at least one end-effector, and the upper body control system is constrained from positioning the intermediate body section according to the first set of degrees of freedom.
US Pat. No. 10,351,909

DNA SEQUENCING FROM HIGH DENSITY DNA ARRAYS USING ASYNCHRONOUS REACTIONS

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:a) initiating a first sequencing reaction on a first high density DNA array; and imaging said first high density DNA array using a detector, and
b) initiating a second sequencing reaction on a second high density DNA array; and imaging said second high density DNA array using the same detector,
wherein the first sequencing reaction is initiated before the second sequencing reaction is initiated such that the first sequencing reaction and the second sequencing reaction are non-synchronous,
wherein the first and second high density DNA arrays each independently comprise:
a patterned surface, said surface comprising a pattern of DNA binding regions separated by a non-DNA binding surface, and
more than 105 different DNAs comprising genomic sequences bound on the array at the DNA binding regions,
wherein the DNA binding regions comprise oligonucleotides for binding the DNAs within the DNA binding regions and all of the DNA binding regions of the array comprise the same oligonucleotides, and
wherein:
the density of the DNA binding regions on the array is more than 105 per mm2,
more than 50% of the DNA binding regions in the array have multiple copies of one single DNA of said more than 105 different DNAs,
the sequence of the single DNA at each DNA binding region is not known, and
the array is not a bead array.
US Pat. No. 10,350,712

SOLDER PASTE

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A solder paste, comprising:a metal powder component; and
a flux component,
wherein the metal powder component comprises:
50 to 70% by mass of an intermetallic compound powder containing Cu3Sn; and
30 to 50% by mass of a solder powder that includes Sn,
wherein a surface of the intermetallic compound powder is coated with a metal barrier layer, and
wherein a mass ratio of Sn to Cu in the intermetallic compound powder is within a range of 8:2 to 1:9.

US Pat. No. 10,352,181

LEADING EDGE COOLING CHANNEL FOR AIRFOIL

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. An airfoil for a gas turbine having a leading edge and a trailing edge, the airfoil comprising:an airfoil wall having a pressure side wall and a suction side wall, wherein the pressure side wall has a pressure side inner surface and a pressure side outer surface, wherein the suction side wall has a suction side inner surface and a suction side outer surface, wherein the pressure side outer surface and the suction side outer surface together define an airfoil wall outer surface, wherein the pressure side inner surface and the suction side inner surface together define an airfoil wall inner surface, and wherein the airfoil wall forms an airfoil chamber at least partially enclosed by the airfoil wall inner surface; and
a plurality of airfoil passages formed at the leading edge and extending to the suction side wall and the pressure side wall, each of the plurality of airfoil passages comprising:
a first opening in the pressure side outer surface,
a second opening in the suction side outer surface, and
a channel extending from the first opening and the second opening to a third opening in the airfoil wall inner surface, the channel tapering in at least one of a radial direction and an axial direction such that a first cross-sectional area of the first opening and a second cross-sectional area of the second opening is smaller than a third cross-sectional area of the channel at the third opening, wherein the third opening provides fluid communication between the channel and the airfoil chamber, and wherein the channel is a wave-like shape.

US Pat. No. 10,349,848

CONVERSION CIRCUIT AND DETECTION CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A conversion circuit for converting a current signal flowing through a sensing component into a first output voltage signal, comprising:a first current eliminating circuit configured to eliminate a first current in the current signal, the first current eliminating circuit comprising:
a current sample and hold circuit; and
a current driving circuit coupled between the sensing component and the current sample and hold circuit;
a second current eliminating circuit coupled to the sensing component and configured to eliminate a second current in the current signal; and
an integrating circuit coupled to the sensing component and configured to integrate a third current in the current signal, the integrating circuit having a first integration output terminal and a second integration output terminal, wherein the first integration output terminal and the second integration output terminal are configured to output the first output voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,349,742

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY AND SLIDE RAIL MECHANISM THEREOF

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail having a passage;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail, the second rail comprising a first section and a second section, the second section being connected to the first section through a bending section and bent relative to the first section, wherein the first section is mounted into the passage, and the second section is located outside the passage; and
a reinforcing structure arranged on the second rail, the reinforcing structure comprising a first part and a second part, the second part being connected to the first part through a bending part and bent relative to the first part;
wherein the first part, the bending part and the second part are respectively attached to the first section, the bending section and the second section;
wherein the reinforcing structure is an additional component connected to the second rail, the second part of the reinforcing structure comprises an opening aligned and communicated with an opening of the second section of the second rail, and the second part of the reinforcing structure further comprises at least one connecting feature configured to fix the second part of the reinforcing structure onto the second section of the second rail.

US Pat. No. 10,349,716

PROTECTIVE COVER ASSEMBLY AND ACCESSORY UNIT ATTACHMENT MEMBER FOR HANDHELD DEVICE

EVOLUTIVE LABS CO., LTD.,...

1. A protective cover assembly for a handheld device having an accessory unit, said protective cover assembly comprising:a protective cover configured to removably connect with and to partially cover the handheld device, and including a cover plate body having opposite inner and outer cover plate surfaces, and a through hole extending through said inner and outer cover plate surfaces and defined by a hole-defining wall, said hole-defining wall including a first peripheral wall surface having an outer peripheral end connected to said inner cover plate surface, a second peripheral wall surface connected between an inner peripheral end of said first peripheral wall surface and said outer cover plate surface, and a stepped portion extending from said second peripheral wall surface toward the center of said through hole and having a stepped surface opposite to said outer cover plate surface; and
an attachment member disposed between said protective cover and the handheld device and removably fitted in said through hole, said attachment member including a base plate, an outer flange extending outwardly from and surrounding said base plate, a main hole extending through said base plate, an annular protrusion protruding from an inner peripheral edge of said main hole and extending out of said through hole for removable attachment of the accessory unit therewith, and an auxiliary hole extending through said base plate adjacent to said main hole, said base plate having opposite first and second base plate surfaces, and a base outer peripheral surface connected between said first and second base plate surfaces, said outer flange having a first flange surface flush with said first base plate surface, and a second flange surface opposite to said first flange surface and abutting against said stepped surface, one of said base outer peripheral surface and said outer flange tightly abutting against said hole-defining wall.

US Pat. No. 10,349,681

E-CIGARETTE PERSONAL VAPORIZER

AYR LTD., London (GB)

1. A re-fillable and re-chargeable inhalable vapor dispensing system including (i) a user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid and (ii) an e-liquid filling device; in which the reservoir is inserted into, or otherwise attached to, the e-liquid filling device and engages with an electrical or electronic fluid transfer system in the e-liquid filling device, the fluid transfer system being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to a fluid storage chamber configured to supply e-liquid to an atomizing unit positioned in a portable vaporiser;and in which the filling device is configured to automatically transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to the atomizing unit, without any manual dis-assembly of the portable vaporiser needed to gain access to the atomizing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,349,680

E-CIGARETTE PERSONAL VAPORIZER

AYR LTD., London (GB)

1. A re-fillable and re-chargeable inhalable vapor dispensing system including (i) a user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid and (ii) an e-liquid filling device; in which the reservoir is inserted into, or otherwise attached to, the e-liquid filling device and engages with an electrical or electronic fluid transfer system in the e-liquid filling device, the fluid transfer system being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to a fluid storage chamber configured to supply e-liquid to an atomizing unit;and in which the filling device is lockable to prevent use by unauthorized persons, including under-age persons.

US Pat. No. 10,352,097

TOUCH HEM BAR CONTROL

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A motorized window treatment comprising:a window covering extending from a top end to a bottom end;
a hem bar assembly connected to the bottom end of the window covering and comprising a longitudinal bar electrically coupled to a touch sensing module, wherein the touch sensing module is carried by the hem bar assembly during operation of the window covering, and the touch sensing module is configured for:
detecting a first gesture or a second gesture by sensing at least one direct or indirect touch of the longitudinal bar; and
transmitting a control signal in response to the detected gesture;
a drive unit operably connected to the top end of the window covering and comprising a motor configured to raise or lower the window covering;
a controller in communication with the touch sensing module and comprising a memory encoding one or more processor-executable instructions, which when executed by the controller, cause acts to be performed comprising:
receiving the control signal;
controlling the motor to raise the window covering in response to receiving a control signal comprising the first gesture; and
controlling the motor to lower the window covering in response to receiving a control signal comprising the second gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,352,068

CABLE LOCKING DEVICE

Master Lock Company LLC, ...

1. A cable locking device comprising:a housing;
a reel at least partially disposed in the housing and rotatable in a first, cable tightening direction and a second, cable loosening direction;
a cable having a first end portion fixed to the reel and a second end portion extending outward through a cable passage in the housing;
at least one clamp member disposed in the housing, the at least one clamp member defining at least a portion of the cable passage, and being movable between a clamping position in which the at least one clamp member engages a portion of the cable disposed in the cable passage to prevent movement of the cable within the cable passage in at least an outward direction, and a releasing position in which the at least one clamp member permits movement of the cable within the cable passage in the outward direction; and
a locking mechanism assembled with the housing and movable between a locked position and an unlocked position, the locking mechanism including a reel securing portion and a clamp member securing portion, wherein when the locking mechanism is in the locked position, the reel securing portion secures the reel against rotation in the cable loosening direction, and wherein when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked position, the clamp member securing portion secures the at least one clamp member in the releasing position;
wherein the locking mechanism comprises a user manipulable lockout member connected to the housing, the lockout member being movable to a first position to move the locking mechanism to the locked position, and movable to a second position to move the locking mechanism to the unlocked position; and
wherein at least one of the lockout member and the housing comprises at least one lock aperture, wherein when the lockout member is in the first position, insertion of a padlock shackle through the at least one lock aperture prevents movement of the lockout member to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,351,350

TABLE CIRCULATION GUIDE DEVICE

NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD....

1. A table circulation guide device comprising:a bed; a circuit composed of a pair of sets of straight rails fixedly disposed in linear motion guide regions which are working areas on the bed and a pair of sets of curved rails fixedly disposed in curved motion guide regions which are non-working areas on the bed; and a table which circulates and moves along the circuit,
wherein the sets of straight rails each include at least one pair of straight track rails which are disposed in parallel to each other such that the straight track rails are located on inner and outer sides of the circuit and extend in a traveling direction, and the sets of curved rails each include at least a single curved track rail, one of the curved track rails of the sets of curved rails extending from points between first end portions of the inner-side and outer-side straight track rails, and the other curved track rail extending from points between second end portions of the inner-side and outer-side straight track rails,
wherein the circuit is an endless circulation circuit which is formed by the inner-side and outer-side straight track rails and the curved track rails and along which the table can circulate and move, and
wherein a plurality of sliders and a pair of carriages are attached to an under surface of the table, wherein the sliders are disposed on opposite sides of the table in a widthwise direction of the table, straddle the inner-side and outer-side straight track rails, respectively, and slide on the inner-side and outer-side straight track rails, respectively, and
wherein the pair of carriages are disposed between the sliders to be located at forward and rear positions in the traveling direction and travels on the curved track rails.

US Pat. No. 10,351,340

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR REFUSE VEHICLE

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. An attachment system for a vehicle, the attachment system comprising:a lateral member;
a plate coupled to the lateral member; and
a coupler including:
a first support coupled to the plate;
a second support spaced from the first support;
a resilient member disposed between the first support and the second support; and
an adjuster configured to facilitate selectively reorienting the second support relative to the first support in a direction along a face of the plate between a first position and a second position, the second support configured to engage an interface of an attachment when selectively reoriented into the first position and disengage the interface of the attachment when selectively reoriented into the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,351,078

MAGNETIC FASTENER

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A magnetic fastener, comprising:a magnetic connector, wherein the magnetic connector includes a support bracket having a hole at a bottom;
a bottom support to hold the magnetic connector, wherein the bottom support includes a base and a neck extending from the base, wherein the neck has a distal end spaced away from the base and is partially received in the support bracket; and
an elastic member disposed inside the support bracket and extending at a height direction of the neck, wherein a first end of the elastic member is connected to the distal end of the neck and a second end of the spring is connected to the support bracket,
wherein the support bracket is moveable along the height direction of the neck.

US Pat. No. 10,351,034

PRESSURE MEDIUM DISTRIBUTOR, PNUEMATIC ADJUSTMENT ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT, VEHICLE SEAT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRESSURE MEDIUM DISTRIBUTOR FOR A PNEUMATIC ADJUSTMENT ARRANGEMENT

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A pressure medium distributor for a pneumatic adjustment arrangement of a vehicle seat, comprising:a distribution element which comprises at least one first film and one second film which are connected to one another along a connection seam in order to form a first pressure medium chamber and at least one second pressure medium chamber;
a first pressure medium inlet line for letting the pressure medium into the first pressure medium chamber, and at least one second pressure medium inlet line for letting the pressure medium into the at least one second pressure medium chamber; and
two or more first pressure medium outlet lines for letting the pressure medium out of the first pressure medium chamber, and two or more second pressure medium outlet lines for letting the pressure medium out of the second pressure medium chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,350,439

FOCUSED ULTRASOUND APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Washington ...

1. An ultrasound apparatus, comprising:a therapy transducer having a treatment surface, wherein the therapy transducer comprises a plurality of electrically isolated sections, each comprising a flat piezoelectric material;
at least one concave acoustic lens defining a therapy aperture in the treatment surface of the therapy transducer;
an imaging aperture defined by either the treatment surface of the therapy transducer or by the at least one concave acoustic lens; and
an ultrasound imaging probe axially aligned with a central axis of the therapy aperture;
wherein the at least one concave acoustic lens is a single concave acoustic lens that comprises a plurality of sectors each having a radius of curvature, and wherein each of the plurality of electrically isolated sections of the therapy transducer is coupled to one of the plurality of sectors of the single acoustic lens; and/or
wherein the at least one concave acoustic lens is a plurality of concave acoustic lenses each having a radius of curvature, wherein each of the plurality of electrically isolated sections of the therapy transducer is coupled to one of the plurality of acoustic lenses;
wherein each said radius of curvature is defined by a concave elliptical profile such that the major axis is aligned in the direction towards the focal point of the transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,349,818

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF A FIBER SCANNER WITH PIEZOELECTRIC SENSING

University of Washington ...

1. A scanning apparatus, comprising:an optical fiber;
a piezoelectric actuator coupled to the optical fiber to deflect a distal end of the optical fiber in a scanning pattern;
sensing circuitry coupled to the piezoelectric actuator to measure a displacement of the piezoelectric actuator and output a displacement signal;
drive circuitry coupled to the piezoelectric actuator to drive the piezoelectric actuator in response to a drive signal; and
a processor coupled to the drive circuitry and the sensing circuitry, wherein the processor includes logic that when executed by the processor causes the scanning apparatus to perform operations including:
obtaining the displacement signal with the processor;
selecting a vibrational mode from a plurality of vibrational modes based on the displacement signal; and
controlling, with the drive signal, a trajectory of the optical fiber based on the vibrational mode.

US Pat. No. 10,349,741

SLIDE RAIL MECHANISM AND BRACKET DEVICE THEREOF

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail mechanism, comprising:a rail member;
a first supporting frame movable relative to the rail member;
a second supporting frame movable relative to the first supporting frame;
a first bracket configured to mount the slide rail mechanism to a post, the first bracket and the second supporting frame being movable relative to each other; and
a reinforcing member connected to the first supporting frame, the reinforcing member comprising a holding part configured to support the rail member;
wherein the rail member comprises a first engaging structure, the reinforcing member comprises a second engaging structure, the reinforcing member is configured to be engaged with the first engaging structure through the second engaging structure;
wherein when the first supporting frame is moved to a predetermined position relative to the rail member, the second engaging structure of the reinforcing member is engaged with the first engaging structure of the rail member;
wherein the first bracket comprises a disengaging structure configured to disengage the second engaging structure of the reinforcing member from the first engaging structure of the rail member.
US Pat. No. 10,349,667

MODIFICATION OF FEED CONSUMPTION PATTERNS IN BEEF CATTLE RATIONS

Purina Animal Nutrition L...

1. A method of modifying feeding behavior in confined cattle comprising:confining the cattle, wherein the cattle are steers; and
feeding the cattle a daily ration of a feed composition comprising
roughage at about 2 percent by weight to about 5 percent by weight of the total feed on a dry matter basis, the roughage comprising at least one of grass, hay, silage, fodder, corn cobs or cottonseed hulls, and
calcium chloride between about 0.2 weight percent and about 0.3 weight percent on a dry matter basis,
wherein, compared to a conventional ration with about 8-15 weight percent roughage, the feeding results in more frequent feedings, less intake per feeding, increased daily gain, and improved conversion.
US Pat. No. 10,350,198

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION OF MEK INHIBITOR AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmac...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising 6-(2-chloro-4-iodophenylamino)-N-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-5-methyl-4-oxo-4,5-dihydrofuro[3,2-c]pyridine-7-carboxamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a binder, a surface stabilizer, and a dispersant, wherein the pharmaceutical composition can be dispersed in water to form a pharmaceutical suspension having a median particle size, X50, of 0.5 ?m-4.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,351,530

ARYLCYCLOHEXYL PYRAZOLES AS NRF2 REGULATORS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is —CF3, —C3-7cycloalkyl, or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, wherein the —C3-7cycloalkyl, and —C4-7heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-3alkyl, phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, isoxazolyl, halo, —NR9—C(O)—R10 and —C(O)R10, and wherein the phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl and isoxazolyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-3alkyl and halo; or
R1 is —C2-3alkyl-R11;
Each R2 is independently hydrogen, halo, or —C1-3alkyl;
G is CH or N;
A is

R3 is —(CH2)n—C(O)N(R5)(R6),

or R3 is —O—C1-3alkyl, —C1-6alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —O—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —O—C3-7cycloalkyl, —C(O)—O—C1-5 alkyl, —C(O)—C1-5alkyl, —C(O)-aryl, —S—C1-3alkyl, —S—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S—C3-7cycloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)—C3-7cycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)2—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C3-7cycloalkyl, —S(O)2-aryl, wherein each of —O—C1-3alkyl, —C1-6alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —O—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —O—C3-7cycloalkyl, —C(O)—C1-5alkyl, —C(O)-aryl, —S—C1-3alkyl, —S—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S—C3-7cycloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)—C3-7cycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)2—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C3-7cycloalkyl —S(O)2-aryl, is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-7alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —OH, ?O, —O—C1-5alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, and triazolyl, and wherein the —C1-7alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —O—C1-3alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, or triazolyl is further unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from C1-5 alkyl and halo;
Each R4 is independently hydrogen, halo or —C1-3alkyl;
R5 and R6 are independently H, —C1-6alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, wherein each of —C1-6alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from F, —CH—F2, —CF3, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3, and —C3-7cycloalkyl;
or R5 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 5-8-membered ring or an 8-10-membered bicyclic ring or a 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring, wherein each 5-8-membered ring, 8-11-membered bicyclic ring, or 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring optionally includes one or more oxygen ring atoms or another nitrogen ring atom, and wherein each 5-8-membered ring, 8-11-membered bicyclic ring, or 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-5alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, F, —CHF2, —CF3, and —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3;
R5 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form 4-azaspiro[2.5]octane, 7-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 2-oxa-8-azaspiro[5.5]undecane, 6-oxa-9-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 2-oxa-8-azaspiro[5.5]undecane, or 1-azaspiro[4.5]decane;
R7 and R8 are independently H, —C1-6alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl wherein each of —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl or —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from F, CHF2, CF3, and (CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3, or R7 and R8 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 5-8-membered ring, which optionally includes one or more oxygen or nitrogen atoms as ring atoms, and wherein the 5-8-membered ring is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-5alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, F, —CHF2, —CF3, ?O, and —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3;
R9 is H or —C1-3alkyl;
R10 is —C1-3 alkyl;
R11 is phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl, wherein each of phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from C1-3alkyl and halo;
Each n is independently 0 or 1;
Each m is independently 0 or 1;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,351,369

SHEET STACKING APPARATUS, SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet stacking apparatus comprising:a stacking unit capable of stacking a sheet;
a restriction unit movable, in a conveyance direction in which the sheet stacked by the stacking unit is conveyed, in a restriction direction of restricting movement of the sheet stacked by the stacking unit and a release direction of releasing the restriction;
a first lifting unit configured to lift the stacking unit;
a second lifting unit different from the first lifting unit to lift the stacking unit;
a third lifting unit different from the first lifting unit and the second lifting unit to lift the stacking unit; and
a roll-up unit configured to raise the stacking unit by rolling up the first lifting unit and the second lifting unit, and lowering the stacking unit by releasing the first lifting unit and the second lifting unit,
wherein the stacking unit includes, in the conveyance direction, a first connecting portion, a second connecting portion, and a third connecting portion to which the first lifting unit, and the second lifting unit, and the third lifting unit are, respectively, connected at a plurality of positions and an elongated hole for the restriction unit to move,
in the conveyance direction, the second connecting portion is provided on a downstream side of the third connecting portion, and the first connecting portion is provided on the downstream side of the second connecting portion,
the first lifting unit is provided to be connected to the first connecting portion and to lift the stacking unit by acting on the first connecting portion when rolled up by the roll-up unit,
the second lifting unit is provided to be connected to the second connecting portion and to lift the stacking unit by acting on the second connecting portion when rolled up by the roll-up unit, and
the third lifting unit is provided to be connected to the second connecting portion at one end, to be connected to the third connecting portion at the other end, and when the roll-up unit rolls up the first lifting unit and the second lifting unit, to be drawn to the second connecting portion lifted by an action of the second lifting unit and to lift the stacking unit by acting on the third connecting portion on the stacking unit.

US Pat. No. 10,351,336

CONTAINER HAVING A MOVABLE WALL

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container for consumer goods, comprising:a box comprising a bottom wall, two side walls, a back box wall, and a front wall;
a movable container back wall depending along a first fold line from the box, wherein the movable container back wall is movable about the first fold line between an open position and a closed position, and at least partially overlies the back box wall when the movable container back wall is in the closed position;
a lid depending along a hinge line from the movable container back wall, the lid being movable between an open lid position and a closed lid position;
a first compartment configured to receive consumer goods and located in the box, wherein the first compartment is accessible when the lid is in the open lid position; and
a second compartment configured to receive the consumer goods and located in the box,
wherein the second compartment is accessible when both the lid and the movable container back wall are in their respective open positions.

US Pat. No. 10,351,064

VEHICLE VISUAL RECOGNITION DEVICE HAVING PROJECTION UNIT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A vehicle visual recognition device comprising:a rotating body disposed at a vehicle exterior and supported by a vehicle body so as to be rotatable, and including a visual recognition unit that assists visual recognition of an occupant of a vehicle, a supporting body, a visor cover, and a reinforcement member;
an attachment member attached to the supporting body of the rotating body;
a projection unit including an optical member housed in a housing body, the housing body being retained by the attachment member, and the projection unit projecting an image outside the rotating body through the optical member,
wherein the supporting body attached to the rotating body and supporting the visual recognition unit, the supporting body, visual recognition unit, and projection unit all rotate with the rotating body, and
wherein the attachment member is directly fixed to the visor cover and the reinforcement member such that the attachment member is fixed to the supporting body via the reinforcement member,
wherein the attachment member includes:
a holder section that retains the housing body,
an attachment section attached to the rotating body, and
a connecting section that connects the holder section and the attachment section to each other,
wherein a first through-hole is formed at the attachment section, a connecting member that is formed at the supporting body is inserted into the first through-hole such that the attachment section is connected to the supporting body with the attachment member being hanged down substantially in a vehicle up and down direction, and
wherein the holder section of the attachment member includes a bottom plate and a side wall, the connecting section of the attachment member is inclined with respect to the side wall at a specific angle ? toward a width direction outer side of the attachment member and is coupled to an upper end of the side wall, and the attachment section of the attachment member includes a second through hole configuring a positioning portion.

US Pat. No. 10,351,049

LAMP FOR VEHICLE

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. A lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a light source portion which includes a plurality of light emitting areas in which brightness of generated light is separately controllable; and
a brightness controller which is configured to cause the plurality of light emitting areas to generate light at a first brightness level to form a beam pattern and to cause at least one of the plurality of light emitting areas, which is disposed proximate to a defective area which includes at least one faulty area, to generate light at a second brightness level.

US Pat. No. 10,351,037

OBJECT HOLDER INTEGRATED WITH AN AIR REGISTER IN A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A holder for an object, comprising:an outer member detachably connected to a frame and configured to be pivotable away from the frame;
an inner member slidably connected to the outer member, wherein the inner member includes a sliding mechanism and a base, and the sliding mechanism is configured to slide along an inner surface of the outer member; and
wherein the sliding mechanism is stowed inside the frame at a non-use position and the sliding member is at an extended state and outside the frame at a use position and wherein both the outer member and the inner member are translated and pivoted away from the frame at the use position.

US Pat. No. 10,350,950

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING TIRE PRESSURE ACCORDING TO TIRE CHARACTERISTIC

HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.,...

1. An apparatus for monitoring a tire pressure according to a tire characteristic in a tire monitoring system (TPMS), the apparatus comprising:a wheel speed sensor, wherein the wheel speed sensor is configured to measure a wheel speed to determine a resonance frequency;
a frequency calculating unit, wherein the frequency calculating unit is configured to determine a speed interval specific mean frequency by determining the resonance frequency using a frequency analysis scheme and accumulating and averaging frequency data for more than one speed interval related to the wheel speed;
a tire searching unit, wherein the tire searching unit is configured to detect a tire corresponding to the speed interval specific mean frequency by comparing the speed interval specific mean frequency with a prestored tire specific mean frequency;
a low-pressure threshold selecting unit, wherein the low-pressure threshold selecting unit is configured to select a low-pressure probability threshold from a predetermined low-pressure probability value depending on the detected tire; and
a low-pressure determining unit, wherein the low-pressure determining unit is configured to determine a low pressure by comparing the selected low-pressure probability threshold with an integration low-pressure probability, wherein the integration low-pressure probability is acquired by integrating the frequency data and dynamic radius low-pressure probabilities,
wherein the frequency analysis scheme acquires the frequency data from the wheel speed sensor,
wherein the low-pressure indicates an alarm with regard to an air pressure of the tire, and
wherein the low-pressure is determined by a multiplying event of a frequency alarm and a dynamic radius alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,350,904

INKJET PRINTER

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. An inkjet printer comprising:a first ink head that ejects a color ink on a recording medium;
a second ink head that ejects a white ink on the color ink;
a transporter that transports the recording medium from an upstream side to a downstream side in a sub-scanning direction;
a carriage that moves the first ink head and the second ink head in a main scanning direction that is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the sub-scanning direction;
a light emitter that emits light to cure the color ink ejected onto the recording medium and the white ink ejected onto the color ink; and
a controller that controls the first ink head, the second ink head, the transporter, the carriage and the light emitter to cause the light emitter to emit light to the color ink after waiting a first time period from when the color ink has been ejected onto the recording medium and to cause the light emitter to emit light to the white ink after waiting a second time period from when the white ink has been ejected onto the color ink; wherein
the first time period is less than the second time period;
the first ink head includes a first upstream side nozzle array including a plurality of nozzles aligned in the sub-scanning direction and a first downstream side nozzle array located on a downstream side of the first upstream side nozzle array in the sub-scanning direction and including a plurality of nozzles aligned in the sub-scanning direction; and
the second ink head includes a second upstream side nozzle array including a plurality of nozzles aligned in the sub-scanning direction and a second downstream side nozzle array located on a downstream side of the second upstream side nozzle array in the sub-scanning direction and including a plurality of nozzles aligned in the sub-scanning direction;
the controller causes the nozzles in the first upstream side nozzle array to eject the color ink onto the recording medium;
the controller controls the transporter so that the recording medium with the color ink ejected thereon is transported toward the downstream side in the sub-scanning direction;
the controller causes the nozzles in the second downstream side nozzle array to eject the white ink onto the color ink on the recording medium;
the controller controls a dot size after curing of the color ink ejected onto the recording medium to be a predetermined first dot size; and
the controller controls a dot size after curing of the white ink ejected onto the color ink to be a second dot size that is larger than the first dot size.

US Pat. No. 10,350,882

LIQUID EJECTION DEVICE AND INKJET RECORDING INCLUDING THE SAME

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A liquid ejection device, comprising:a liquid ejection head ejecting a liquid drop; and
a controller controlling the liquid ejection head; wherein
the liquid ejection head includes:
a hollow case main body provided with an opening;
a vibration plate attached to the case main body to cover the opening, the vibration plate defining a pressure chamber together with the case main body;
a pressure generator coupled with the vibration plate and expanding and contracting the pressure chamber; and
a nozzle in the case main body and in communication with the pressure chamber, the nozzle allowing a liquid to flow out therefrom; wherein the controller includes:
a driving signal generator generating a driving signal including, in one liquid drop ejection period, a first driving pulse to expand and contract the pressure chamber to eject a first liquid drop and a second driving pulse to expand and contract the pressure chamber to eject a second liquid drop; and
a driving signal supplier supplying the driving signal to the pressure generator of the liquid ejection head;
the first driving pulse and the second driving pulse are the only driving pulses included in the one liquid drop ejection period of the driving signal;
Tc is a Helmholtz characteristic vibration period of the liquid ejection head;
the first driving pulse maintains the pressure chamber in an expanded state for a time period of (½)×Tc±(?)×Tc;
the second driving pulse starts at a timing that is n×Tc±(?)×Tc after a start of the first driving pulse, n being an integer satisfying n?2, to maintain the pressure chamber in the expanded state for the time period of (½)×Tc±(?)×Tc, and to eject the second liquid drop at a speed higher than, or equal to, a speed at which the first liquid drop is ejected; and
when liquid is ejected by the liquid ejection head, the driving signal generator generates, in the driving signal, the second driving pulse subsequent to the first driving pulse with no non-ejection pulse being included between the first driving pulse and the second driving pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,350,806

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING A POLYMERIC WEB

Poly-America, L.P., Gran...

1. A process for forming a multi-layered polymeric film tube comprising:providing a first source of a first molten polymer,
providing a second source of a second molten polymer, wherein a characteristic of the first molten polymer differs from a characteristic of the second molten polymer,
extruding the first molten polymer from an outer die lip of an extrusion die, wherein an outer polymeric film tube is formed, the outer polymeric film tube having an outer frost line,
extruding the second molten polymer from an inner die lip of the extrusion die, wherein an inner polymeric film tube is formed, the inner polymeric film tube having an inner frost line,
wherein the inner die lip is surrounded by the outer die lip and the inner frost line is at a different height than the outer frost line,
directing cooling fluid onto an exterior of the outer polymeric film tube by an outer bubble external cooling source,
directing cooling fluid onto an interior of the inner polymeric film tube by an inner bubble interior cooling source,
exhausting cooling fluid from the interior of the inner polymeric film tube by an inner bubble interior exhaust,
directing from a single cooling fluid supply cooling fluid onto an interior of the outer polymeric film tube and an exterior of the inner polymeric film tube by an intermediate cooling source, and
collapsing the outer and inner polymeric tubes so that the tubes are placed into intimate contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,350,685

METHOD FOR PREPARING METAL NANOPARTICLES

SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARC...

1. A method for preparing metal nanoparticles, comprising: reacting a solid or gel hydrazine-carbon dioxide binded compound represented by the following Chemical Formula I or I?, respectively, with a metal oxide represented by the following Chemical Formula II or a metal ion compound represented by the following Chemical Formula III or IV to obtain metal nanoparticles,wherein the reaction is carried out in a solvent-free state without using a solvent:

wherein in the above Chemical Formulas,
R1 includes a member selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-30 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-30 aliphatic cyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-30 heteroaliphatic cyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-30 aromatic cyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-30 heteroaromatic cyclic group, a C1-30 aliphatic hydrocarbon group including one or more selected from the group consisting of Si, O, S, Se, N, P, As, F, Cl, Br, and I, a C3-30 aliphatic cyclic group including one or more selected from the group consisting of Si, O, S, Se, N, P, As, F, Cl, Br, and I, a C3-30 heteroaliphatic cyclic group including one or more selected from the group consisting of Si, O, S, Se, N, P, As, F, Cl, Br, and I, and a C5-30 heteroaromatic cyclic group including one or more selected Si, O, S, Se, N, P, As, F, Cl, Br, and I,
M includes a metal element,
X includes a halogen element, and
a and b are positive integers.

US Pat. No. 10,349,977

RESECTOR BALLOON CATHETER WITH MULTI-PORT HUB

Sanovas Intellectual Prop...

1. A catheter assembly, comprising:a hub having a proximal end and a distal end, a proximal hub channel in the proximal end of said hub, and a distal hub channel defined by a wall in the distal end of said hub;
a catheter with a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the proximal portion of said catheter is disposed in the distal hub channel; and
at least one balloon at the distal portion of said catheter, said balloon at least partially enclosing an inflation chamber and having a resecting surface for resecting biological material;
wherein said catheter has an outer lumen in fluid communication with the inflation chamber of said balloon, and an inner lumen in fluid communication with the proximal hub channel; and
wherein said hub has an inflation port in fluid communication with the distal hub channel for supplying fluid to inflate said balloon;
a first seal between the wall of the distal hub channel and said catheter, proximal to the inflation port, and a second seal between the wall of the distal hub channel and said catheter, distal to the inflation port, such that the first seal and the second seal define a cavity therebetween;
wherein said catheter includes an aperture between the first seal and the second seal such that fluid supplied to said hub through the inflation port flows into the cavity between said first and second seals, through the aperture, and into the outer lumen of said catheter;
a delivery port in fluid communication with the proximal hub channel and proximal to said first seal, such that the delivery port is in fluid communication with the inner lumen of the catheter;
wherein said hub includes an aperture proximal to the proximal hub channel for inserting a device into the proximal hub channel and into the inner lumen of the catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,349,838

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING ARTERIAL PULSE WAVE VELOCITY

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for determining an arterial pulse transit time of a subject, comprising:measuring a proximal waveform indicative of blood pressure at a proximal site of the subject using a first sensor;
measuring a distal waveform indicative of blood pressure at a distal site of the subject using a second sensor;
defining a dynamic system that relates one of the waveforms to the other waveform in terms of unknown parameters of a parametric mathematical model that assumes a specific structure for the dynamic system, where one of the unknown parameters accounts for wave reflection and another of the unknown parameters accounts for pulse transit time;
determining the unknown parameters of the mathematical model from the measured proximal waveform and the measured distal waveform; and
determining a pulse transit time between the proximal site and the distal site using the determined parameters from the mathematical model, where the steps of determining the unknown parameters of the mathematical model and determining a pulse transit time are implemented by a computer processor of a computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,349,821

CLEANING SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE

Sanovas Intellectual Prop...

1. An imaging catheter device comprising:a catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending in a longitudinal direction;
a cleaning member disposed at the distal end of said catheter body; and
an imaging device movably disposed in said lumen and through said cleaning member;
wherein said cleaning member includes a conduit through which said imaging device moves;
wherein said cleaning member further includes a plurality of flexing flaps at least partially occluding the conduit such that said imaging device displaces at least some of the flexing flaps when moved through the conduit to clean said imaging device; and
wherein at least one of the flexing flaps is not aligned in the longitudinal direction with at least one other flexing flap.

US Pat. No. 10,349,679

E-CIGARETTE PERSONAL VAPORIZER

AYR LTD., London (GB)

1. A re-fillable and re-chargeable inhalable vapor dispensing system including (i) a user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid and (ii) an e-liquid filling device; in which the reservoir is inserted into, or otherwise attached to, the e-liquid filling device and engages with an electrical or electronic fluid transfer system in the e-liquid filling device, the fluid transfer system being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to a fluid storage chamber configured to supply e-liquid to an atomizing unit;and in which the filling device is configured to automatically send a signal requesting a replacement for the user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir to an e-fulfilment platform, either directly or via a connected smartphone.
US Pat. No. 10,351,668

PROCESS FOR REDUCING DIETHYLENE GLYCOL FORMATION IN POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

Far Eastern New Century C...

1. A process for reducing diethylene glycol formation in polyethylene terephthalate, comprising the steps of:(a) subjecting a mixture of bis(2-hydroxyethyl)terephthalate, which is a monomer, and terephthalic acid to an esterification reaction in the absence of a catalyst and ethylene glycol; and
(b) subjecting the esterification reaction product to polycondensation to form polyethylene terephthalate.

US Pat. No. 10,356,895

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING ENHANCED BENDING DURABILITY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

GIGALANE CO., LTD., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board having enhanced bending durability comprising:a first substrate part including a first dielectric, a second dielectric facing an upper surface of the first dielectric, a first ground layer stacked on the first dielectric, and a third ground layer stacked on the second dielectric;
a second substrate part extending from one end of the first substrate part and excluding the third ground layer from the first substrate part so that the second substrate part is thinner than the first substrate part;
a third substrate part extending from one end of the second substrate part and excluding the second dielectric from the second substrate part so that the third substrate part is thinner than the second substrate part;
a first bonding sheet bonding the first ground layer and the second dielectric; and
a first protective sheet, one end of the first protective sheet interposed between the second dielectric and the first ground layer to connect to one end of the first bonding sheet or overlap at least a part of the first bonding sheet, and other end of the first protective sheet protruding further in a signal line direction than one end of the second dielectric.

US Pat. No. 10,355,547

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotary electric machine that is driven by a three-phase alternating-current, said rotary electric machine comprising:an annular stator core in which slots are formed at a ratio of n slots per phase per pole, where n is an integer that is greater than or equal to 2; and
a stator that comprises a stator winding that is mounted to said stator core,
wherein:
said stator winding comprises a plurality of distributed-winding coils that are each constituted by a conductor;
each of said plurality of coils comprises:
2x slot-inserted portions that are inserted into said slots, where x is a natural number that is greater than or equal to 1;
(2x?1) return portions that link said 2x slot-inserted portions consecutively by alternately connecting first end portions and second end portions in an axial direction of said stator core;
a first terminal that extends outward from a slot-inserted portion that is positioned at a first end of said consecutive slot-inserted portions; and
a second terminal that extends outward from a slot-inserted portion that is positioned at a second end of said consecutive slot-inserted portions;
first terminals that constitute phase windings of said stator winding among said first terminals extend outward individually from a radially innermost position of each of said slots such that a direction of bending in a circumferential direction after extending outward from said slots is changed alternately in groups of n;
second terminals that constitute phase windings of said stator winding among said second terminals extend outward individually from a radially outermost position of each of said slots such that a direction of bending in a circumferential direction after extending outward from said slots is changed alternately in groups of n; and
said phase windings are configured in a first group of a group of said first terminals and a group of said second terminals by connecting together tip portions of terminals that are bent so as to extend outward from slots that are 3n slots apart and approach each other, and in a second group of said group of first terminals and said group of second terminals by connecting together tip portions of terminals that are bent so as to extend outward from slots that are (3n+1) slots apart and approach each other and also connecting together tip portions of terminals that are bent so as to extend outward from slots are (3n?1) slots apart and approach each other in modified positions of an inserted slot group, and by connecting together tip portions of terminals that are bent so as to extend outward from slots that are 3n slots apart and approach each other in regions other than said modified positions of said inserted slot group.

US Pat. No. 10,354,944

METHOD FOR SOLDERING SURFACE-MOUNT COMPONENT AND SURFACE-MOUNT COMPONENT

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A method of soldering a surface-mount component, the method comprising the steps of:forming the surface-mount component by attaching a circuit element to a lead frame, the circuit element having an electrode surface on which a first Ni plating layer is present, and the lead frame having a die pad electrode surface on which a second Ni plating layer is present, and soldering the first Ni plating layer to the second Ni plating layer using (Sn—Sb)-based solder material wherein the (Sn—Sb)-based solder material consists of Sb in an amount of not less than 10% to less than 11% by mass, Cu within a range of 0.0001 to 0.01% by mass, a mechanical strength improvement component including P within a range of 0.0001% to 0.01% by mass and at least one element from the group consisting of Ni, Co, and Fe within a range of 0.01% through 0.1% by mass, and the balance of the (Sn—Sb)-based solder material being Sn and inevitable impurities, so as to prevent the (Sn—Sb)-based solder material from being melted when the surface-mount component is soldered onto a board terminal portion of a circuit board; and
soldering the surface-mount component onto the board terminal portion of the circuit board, using (Sn—Ag—Cu—Bi)-based solder material applied on the board terminal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,354,815

PUSH SWITCH

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

1. A push switch comprising:a base member including a depressed accommodating part;
a fixed contact member provided and exposed in the accommodating part of the base member;
a movable contact member installed in the accommodating part and including a dome part configured to be reversible to contact the fixed contact member;
a sheet member installed to cover the accommodating part and hold the movable contact member;
a pusher member installed between a top of the dome part and the sheet member; and
a sheet-shaped reinforcing member formed of a material having a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the sheet member, the reinforcing member being installed over the sheet member, the reinforcing member having a circular ring shape in a plan view and being adhered to the sheet member through an adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,354,298

LIGHTING AUDIT AND LED LAMP RETROFIT

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. An electronic device for identifying replacement lighting structures comprising:a housing;
a camera mounted to the housing for recording an image of an illuminated lighting structure;
an orientation sensor mounted to the housing that measures orientation of the housing at a time that the camera records the image of the illuminated lighting structure;
an interface to a database of replacement lighting structures; and
a computer processor mounted to the housing, the computer processor configured to access retrofit lighting characteristics from the database of replacement lighting structures through the interface for a determined light fixture type based upon the orientation of the housing measured by the orientation sensor, and matching lighting characteristics from the image of the illuminated lighting structure to the retrofit lighting characteristics for the determined light fixture type based upon the orientation of the housing measured by the orientation sensor from the database of the replacement lighting structures to provide data for said identifying the replacement lighting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,353,962

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BITRATE MANAGEMENT

Flash Networks, Ltd, Her...

1. A method comprising:(a) employing a multi-level-adaptive-bitrate-intermediate server (MLABIS) that is communicatively coupled between a plurality of surfer-equipment (SEs) and a plurality of domains,
(b) employing a domain database (DDB) wherein each entry in the DDB is associated with a domain having one or more servers and comprises information related to the ability of the domain to deliver encrypted multi-level-adaptive-bitrate (MLABR) streaming;
wherein the MLABIS is configured to:
(1) intercept the data communications traveling between the plurality of SEs and the plurality of domains;
(2) identify a new session between an SE and a domain;
(3) identify the new session as a suspected encrypted multi-level-adaptive-bitrate streaming session that carries encrypted compressed media;
(4) throttle one or more connections associated with the suspected encrypted multi-level adaptive-bitrate streaming session;
(5) confirming the new session as an encrypted multi-level-adaptive-bitrate streaming session if the SE switches to a lower bitrate stream in response to the throttling; and
(6) responsive to confirming the new session as an encrypted-multi-level adaptive-bitrate streaming session, updating the information in the DDB to indicate that the domain of the new session in the DDB is capable of delivering encrypted MLABR media.

US Pat. No. 10,352,528

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TUBE LAMP INCLUDING A GLASS TUBE BODY COMPOSED OF A SELF DIFFUSIVE GLASS COMPOSITION

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A lamp tube comprising:a glass tube body having a perimeter defined by a sidewall of the glass tube body for enclosing a hollow interior, the glass tube body comprised of a silicate base glass composition including an optically diffusive agent that is alloyed with the silicate base glass composition, wherein the optically diffusive agent is lithium borosilicate, the optically diffusive agent is present in an amount ranging from 15 wt. % to 25 wt. %, wherein a light diffusivity coating is not present on the glass tube body.

US Pat. No. 10,352,034

RAPID ASSEMBLY STORAGE BUILDING USING SHIPPING CONTAINER BUTTRESSES

WiSys Technology Foundati...

1. A building comprising:a first and second shipping container separated along a first axis in spaced opposition flanking a building volume;
a set of rails extending parallel to the axis and releasably attached to upper surfaces of the first and second shipping containers;
a set of trusses extending between endpoints; and
connectors attaching the endpoints of each truss to opposed, corresponding rails on the first and second shipping containers, the connectors attachable to the rails;
wherein the shipping containers provide corner castings standardized for the shipping industry and wherein at least one rail attaches between two corner castings;
wherein the at least one rail provides a hook at one end fitting within an upwardly open slot of a corner casting to engage an inner surface of the corner casting against upward motion of the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,351,706

NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT DYES AND USES THEREOF

East China University of ...

1. A compound of Formula A:wherein:Ra is NR14R15;
Rb is NR14R15;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12 and R13 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, hydroxyl, amino, C1-4 alkoxyl, halogen, cyano, carboxyl, C2-4 alkenyl, —SO3?, —SO2X, —SO2NH2, nitro and C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or two substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkoxyl, halogen, azido, amino and thiol;
R14 and R15 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4 alkyl and C2-4 alkenyl; or R14, together with N, C1 and C3 to which it attaches or together with N, C4 and C5 to which it attaches, forms a 6-membered nitrogen-containing heterocycle, and/or R15, together with N, C1 and C2 to which it attaches or together with N, C5 and C6 to which it attaches, forms a 6-membered nitrogen-containing heterocycle;
X is halogen; and
A? is selected from the group consisting of F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, OAc?, HSO4?, H2PO4?, ClO4?, F3CCOO?, CH3SO3?, CF3SO3?, BF4?, PF6? and NO3?.

US Pat. No. 10,351,701

ADDITIVE FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF BIOPOLYMER ARTICLES

Sonoco Development Inc., ...

1. A biopolymer composition comprising:a polylactic acid resin present in an amount between 75 and 92 weight percent of the total weight of the composition,
an additive present in an amount between 8 and 25 weight percent of the total weight of the composition, the additive comprising:
an ethylene-butyl acrylate-glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer impact modifier present in an amount between 50 and 67 weight percent of the total weight of the additive; and
a carrier resin present in an amount between 33 and 50 weight percent of the total weight of the additive,
wherein the carrier resin is an aliphatic-aromatic polyester polymer formed from the polymerization of adipic acid, terephthalic acid, and 1,4-butanediol monomers, and the weight ratio of the ethylene-butyl acrylate-glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer impact modifier to the carrier resin is in a range of from 1:1 to 2:1.

US Pat. No. 10,351,527

BINDING FUNCTION 3 (BF3) SITE COMPOUNDS AS THERAPEUTICS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula I:
wherein,
is either a single or a double bond between D2 and D3;
A1 is F, Br or Cl;
A2 is H, Br, OH, Cl, F, I, CH3, NH2, OCH3 or CF3;
A3 is H, Br, NH2, F, Cl, CH3 or CF3;
A4 is H, Br, Cl, F, I, CH3 or CF3;
D1 is

wherein
E37 is NH;
D2 is

G1 is CH;
D3 is

US Pat. No. 10,351,478

ADVANCED CURING EQUIPMENT AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An apparatus for curing materials that cure under reaction with CO.sub.2, comprising:a curing chamber configured to contain a material that consumes CO.sub.2 as a reagent, said material does not cure in an absence of CO.sub.2 during curing, said material does not cure in a presence of water alone, and said material does not consume water during curing, said curing chamber having at least one port configured to allow said material to be introduced into said curing chamber and to be removed from said curing chamber, and having at least one closure for said port, said closure configured to provide an atmospheric seal when closed so as to prevent contamination of a gas present in said curing chamber by gas outside said curing chamber;
a source of carbon dioxide or air configured to provide gaseous carbon dioxide or air to said curing chamber by way of a gas entry port in said curing chamber, said source of carbon dioxide or air having at least one flow regulation device configured to control a flow rate of said gaseous carbon dioxide or air into said curing chamber;
a gas flow subsystem configured to circulate said gaseous carbon dioxide or air through said curing chamber;
a temperature control subsystem configured to control a temperature of said gas within said chamber;
a humidity control subsystem configured to control a humidity in said gas within said chamber; and
at least one controller in communication with at least one of said source of carbon dioxide, said gas flow subsystem, said temperature control subsystem, and said humidity control subsystem,
said at least one controller configured to control independently at least a respective one of a flow rate of said gas inside the chamber, circulation of said gas through said curing chamber, said temperature of said gas, and said humidity in said gas,
said at least one controller configured to provide a time of residence in a first drying phase (Phase 1), wherein a residence time in said first drying phase is configured to be minimized, and said at least one controller is configured to transition from said first drying phase (Phase 1) to a second carbonation phase (Phase 2) at the end of said first drying phase (Phase 1).

US Pat. No. 10,351,352

METHOD FOR ALIGNING AND RIGHTING PREFORMS BY MEANS OF CENTRIFUGATION, AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A method for aligning in a row and righting preforms (12), including preforms made of thermoplastic material to be shaped into final containers by a forming station, with the method being applied to axisymmetrical preforms (12) having annular support faces (18) and bodies (14) with a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of said annular support faces (18), the method comprising:a first step for discharging the preforms (12) in bulk onto a rotating horizontal platen (24);
a second step for aligning the preforms (12) against a stationary peripheral railing (28) by centrifugal force that is produced by the rotation of the rotating horizontal platen (24), with the preforms (12) being driven in movement by the rotating horizontal platen (24) along said stationary peripheral railing (28) against which they are held by the centrifugal force, with each preform (12) that is aligned against the stationary peripheral railing (28) having a main axis (A) that is oriented essentially horizontally; and
a third step for successive righting of the preforms (12) that are aligned by tilting the bodies (14) of the preforms under the annular support faces (18) until the main axis (A) of the preforms is vertical, with each preform (12) being supported by the annular support face (18) between two opposite support points,
wherein during the second aligning step, the main axis (A) of the preforms (12) is oriented essentially tangentially to their direction of movement until the preforms are righted.

US Pat. No. 10,351,105

ILLUMINATION FOR DETECTING RAINDROPS ON A PANE BY MEANS OF A CAMERA

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A device for detecting raindrops on an outer face of a pane, comprising:a camera,
an electronic circuit arrangement,
a lighting source configured to emit light, and
a diffusion element configured and arranged spaced apart from an inner face of the pane with a gap therebetween, so that the light emitted by the lighting source impinges on and diffuses through the diffusion element and emerges from the diffusion element as a diffuse light sheet that projects through the gap onto the inner face of the pane,
wherein the camera, the lighting source and the diffusion element are configured and arranged so that the camera can detect a first mirror image of the diffuse light sheet reflected from the inner face of the pane and a second mirror image of the diffuse light sheet reflected from the outer face of the pane, and
wherein the electronic circuit arrangement is connected to the camera and configured to detect the raindrops on the outer face of the pane based on signals output by the camera dependent on and in response to detecting the first mirror image and the second mirror image of the diffuse light sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,351,058

MANAGING ALERTS FOR A WEARABLE DEVICE IN A VEHICLE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A system for managing an alert for a wearable device in a vehicle, the system comprising:a data store comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program of instructions for the managing of the alert;
a processor configured to execute the program of instructions to perform a process, the process comprising:
receiving a message based on a sensed parameter associated with the vehicle;
determining whether the message is an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) alert type;
in response to the message being of the ADAS alert type, generating an ADAS alert;
transmitting the ADAS alert to the wearable device, the wearable device being configured to be worn by an occupant in the vehicle, wherein the wearable device is configured to receive the ADAS alert from the system, determine whether the ADAS alert is a message of the ADAS type, in response to the message being of the ADAS type, generating a notification via the wearable device, and in response to the message being not of the ADAS type, the wearable device is placed in a state to receive a subsequent message.

US Pat. No. 10,350,601

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND ANALYZING CELLS

Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:at fluid delivery module comprising a cartridge having a first chamber, a second chamber displaced from the first chamber, and a piercer, the first chamber containing a first liquid and the second chamber containing a second liquid, providing a first movement along a first non-linear path, about an axis, between the first chamber and the piercer, wherein the first chamber is offset from the axis;
opening a first outlet of the first chamber with the piercer;
upon opening the first outlet, delivering the first liquid along a fluid path from the first outlet into a cell capture device, wherein the fluid path is offset from the axis;
delivering a biological sample, including a target cell population, into the cell capture device by exerting a first set of pressure pulses on the biological sample, thereby capturing the target cell population at the cell capture device;
washing the target cell population captured from the biological sample at the cell capture device, wherein washing comprises:
providing a second movement along a second non-linear path, relative to the axis, between the second chamber and the piercer, wherein the second chamber is offset from the axis,
opening a second outlet of the second chamber with the piercer, and
delivering the second liquid along the fluid path into the cell capture device with a second set of pressure pulses; and
delivering the target cell population from the sample processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,350,327

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR STERILIZATION OF A POLYMERIZABLE MONOMER

Heraeus Medical GmbH, We...

1. A sterile mixture comprising at least one polymerizable monomer, an acylating agent, and a compound (b), wherein:(i) the acylating agent is selected from one of compounds (a1), (a2), and (a3), wherein compound (a1) is a compound represented by formula (I):

wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 independently represent a hydrogen, a substituted alkyl residue, a non-substituted alkyl residue, a halogen, a nitro group, or a cyano group;
wherein compound (a2) is selected from the group consisting of dimers of compounds (a1); and
wherein compound (a3) is selected from the group consisting of dialkyldicarbonates; and
(ii) the compound (b) is selected from the group consisting of water and alcohols;wherein a fraction of compound (b) in the mixture is no more than 2% by weight relative to a total weight of the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,350,087

SET OF INSTRUMENTS FOR THE IMPLANTATION OF AN ACETABULAR PROSTHESIS

MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA,...

1. A method for implantation of an acetabular prosthesis, the method comprising:positioning an acetabular calibration guide at an acetabular cavity of a patient;
positioning an acetabular reference guide at a bone site of the patient separate from the acetabular cavity;
aligning a calibration signal and a reference signal, the calibration and reference signals being respectively associated with the acetabular calibration guide and the acetabular reference guide;
removing the acetabular calibration guide and positioning at least one tool at the acetabular cavity of the patient; and
aligning a control signal and the reference signal for identifying a desired orientation of the at least one tool relative to the acetabular cavity, the control signal being associated with the at least one tool;
wherein the acetabular calibration guide comprises a positioning base configured to mate with the acetabular cavity of the patient; and
wherein the positioning base includes a supporting foot configured to abut against an internal surface of the acetabular cavity, and a plurality of positioning arms configured to engage with different points on a periphery of the acetabular cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,349,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DILATING AND ADJUSTING FLEXIBILITY IN A GUIDING DEVICE

CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLA...

1. A guiding device comprising an elongated body and a dilatable tip, wherein the tip includes a plurality of helical members having a wound construction configured to radially expand when an unwinding torque is applied to the tip and to radially retract when a winding torque is applied to the tip, such that resistance to rotation in an unwinding direction dilates the tip, and wherein the helical members form threads configured to provide a drilling action when the guiding device is rotated in a winding direction; andwherein the elongated body comprises an outer tubular member disposed coaxially over an inner tubular member and a knob secured to a proximal end of the outer tubular member.
US Pat. No. 10,350,248

USES OF BACTEROIDES IN TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF OBESITY AND OBESITY-RELATED DISEASES

RUIJIN HOSPITAL AFFILIATE...

1. A method for treating or preventing obesity and treating diabetes, comprising administering to an animal a pharmaceutical composition containing Bacteroides intestinalis DSM 17393, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is capable of reducing body weight or blood glucose of the animal.
US Pat. No. 10,351,854

THERAPEUTIC INHIBITION OF LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE AND AGENTS THEREFOR

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double stranded nucleic acid (dsNA) comprising a sense strand and an antisense strand, wherein the antisense strand is 19-35 nucleotides in length, wherein the antisense strand is complementary to a target lactate dehydrogenase mRNA sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 401 along at least 19 nucleotides of said antisense strand length, and wherein the dsNA comprises one or more modified nucleotides.
US Pat. No. 10,350,225

SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF INFLUENZA A RNA-DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE

Nant Holdings IP, LLC, C...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising 2-phenyl-N-{4-[(1,3-thiazol-2-yl)sulfamoyl]phenyl}quinoline-4-carboxamide; wherein the compound is present in the composition in an amount effective to reduce viral propagation of a virus belonging to the family of an orthomyxoviridae when the composition is administered to a person in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,356,962

POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICE COOLING SYSTEM AND DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A power electronic device cooling system, comprising:an air conditioning unit, a coolant pump, bypass throttling elements and coolers,
wherein the air conditioning unit comprises an evaporator, a compressor, a first condenser and a main branch throttling element which are connected into an air conditioning cooling circulation system,
the first condenser, the coolant pump, the bypass throttling elements, the coolers and the evaporator are sequentially communicated,
an inlet of the coolant pump is communicated with the first condenser, an outlet of the coolant pump is communicated with a first end of the bypass throttling elements, a second end of the bypass throttling elements is communicated with a first end of the coolers, a second end of the coolers is communicated with the evaporator, and the coolers exchanges heat with a power electronic device to cool the power electronic device,
a second condenser, wherein the second condenser is connected between the coolers and the evaporator,
multiple cooling branches, wherein each cooling branch comprises one of the bypass throttling elements and at least one of the coolers, an inlet of each cooling branch is communicated with the outlet of the coolant pump and the outlet of a one-way valve, and an outlet of each cooling branch is communicated with the second condenser,
a coolant circulation pipeline, which is arranged between the first condenser and the bypass throttling elements, and is arranged in parallel with a pipeline having the coolant pump, the one-way valve is provided in the coolant circulation pipeline, according to operation states of the air conditioning unit, the coolant circulation pipeline or the pipeline having the coolant pump is put into use, wherein:
when the air conditioning unit is stopped, the refrigerant in the first condenser flows to the multiple cooling branches through the pipeline having the coolant pump, and the refrigerant passes through the bypass throttling elements and the coolers to cool down the power electronic device, then the refrigerant flows to the evaporator through the second condenser, or
when the air conditioning unit is started to operate, the refrigerant in the first condenser flows to the multiple cooling branches through the coolant circulation pipeline and one-way valve, and the refrigerant passes through the bypass throttling elements and the coolers to cool down the power electronic device, then the refrigerant flows to the evaporator through the second condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,356,951

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first lower side-to-side cross member;
(b) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second lower side-to-side cross member;
(c) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, each having an extruded construction and each having a uniform cross-sectional shape along its entire length, the plurality of front-to-back horizontal members including first and second horizontal members that are disposed at the same height in the electronic equipment enclosure, wherein:
(i) each front-to-back horizontal member is a horizontal frame member that connects the front frame to the rear frame, a horizontal mounting rail that is supported by the front frame and rear frame, or a combination of horizontal frame member/horizontal mounting rail,
(ii) each of the first and second horizontal members includes a longitudinal slot formed in one of its lateral sides that extends along its entire length, the first and second horizontal members being arranged such that the longitudinal slots face one another; and
(d) a partition structure having opposed edges, each of which includes a reinforced portion, wherein the reinforced portions are received in, and supported by, the longitudinal slots in the first and second horizontal members.

US Pat. No. 10,356,881

LED-BASED LIGHTING CONTROL NETWORK COMMUNICATION

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. An LED based illumination device, comprising:a receiver operable to receive a first communication over a pair of conductors and a second communication over the pair of conductors, wherein the first communication adhering to a lighting control communications protocol contains lighting control signals and the second communication adhering to a high speed communications protocol does not contain lighting control signals; and
a transmitter operable to transmit a third communication and a fourth communication over the pair of conductors, the third communication adhering to the lighting control communications protocol contains lighting control signals and the fourth communication adhering to the high speed communications protocol does not contain lighting control signals, wherein the LED based illumination device is configured to be part of a lighting control network, wherein a data transmission rate of the high speed communications protocol is more than twice a data transmission rate of the lighting control communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,356,866

SOLID-STATE LIGHT SOURCE DIMMING SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A device for controlling the dimming of a solid-state light source, the device comprising:a microcontroller configured to receive a rectified phase-cut signal, wherein the microcontroller is configured to:
measure, within a given period, a duration of a low state of the rectified phase-cut signal and output a low value based thereon;
measure, within the given period, a duration of a high state of the rectified phase-cut signal and output a high value based thereon; and
generate an output signal based on at least one of the low value and the high value.

US Pat. No. 10,356,856

CAPACITOR STEP-DOWN LED DRIVER AND DRIVING METHOD USING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A capacitor step-down LED driver for receiving an AC power supply at an input side and generating an output voltage and an output current at an output side to drive a LED load, comprising an input capacitor, a rectifier circuit, an output capacitor, a control circuit and a switching circuit,wherein a first terminal of said input capacitor is coupled to a first terminal of said AC power supply, a second terminal of said input capacitor is coupled to a first input terminal of said rectifier circuit, and a second input terminal of said rectifier circuit is coupled to a second terminal of said AC power supply;
said output capacitor is coupled in parallel to said LED load;
said switching circuit is coupled between output terminals of said rectifier circuit and said output capacitor;
said control circuit turns on or off said switching circuit in response to said output current, and thus controls an amount of energy supplied from said input side to said output side, so as to compensate variations of said AC power supply and said input capacitor to maintain said output current to be a value of said desired driving current,
wherein said switching circuit is controlled not to supply energy from said input side to said output side in a first operation state when said output current is larger than a desired driving current by circulating said energy in a loop of said AC power supply, said input capacitor and said rectifier circuit to decrease said output of current of said capacitor step-down LED driver; and
said switching circuit is controlled to supply energy from said input side to said output side in a second operation state when said output current is less than said desired driving current to increase said output current.

US Pat. No. 10,356,444

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) VIDEOS

InterDigital VC Holdings,...

1. A method for generating a bitstream for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture, comprising:determining a value indicative of illumination information of the HDR picture;
generating the bitstream including a Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) picture responsive to the HDR picture and the determined value, wherein illumination values of the HDR picture are scaled down by the determined value to form the SDR picture; and
forcing a quad-tree representation of a portion of the HDR picture to only contain coding units (CUs) of a same size,
wherein the determined value is represented by a plurality of bits, and each of the plurality of bits is used to determine whether a first transform size or a second transform size is used for a corresponding CU of a plurality of CUs in a portion of the SDR picture.

US Pat. No. 10,356,229

FLEXIBLE WEARABLE DEVICE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A flexible wearable device, comprising:a flexible body;
a speaker;
an earpieces;
a sensor; and
a control unit;
wherein, the flexible body is capable of being in a worn state in which a bending angle of the flexible body is not less than a predetermined angle, and in a flattened state in which the bending angle of the flexible body is less than the predetermined angle;
the sensor senses whether the flexible body is in one of the worn state and the flattened state;
when the sensor senses that the flexible body is in the worn state, the control unit controls the earpieces to be off and controls the speaker to be on or as a default sound generator; and when the sensor senses that the flexible body is in the flattened state, the control unit controls the earpieces to be on or as the default sound generator, and controls the speaker to be off.

US Pat. No. 10,356,097

DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING USING RESTRICTED CHANNELS

Neustar, Inc., Sterling,...

1. A method for resolving domain name service (DNS) requests received from a plurality of channels, the method comprising:receiving, via a publicly-facing channel, a first DNS request from a first host device;
generating a first response to the first DNS request based on a name and address manager;
transmitting the first response to the first host device;
receiving, via a restricted channel, a second DNS request from a second host device;
generating a second response to the second DNS request based on the name and address manager; and
transmitting the second response to the second host device,
wherein, in response to a detection of a denial of service attack (DOS), the first host device transmits at least one of subsequent DNS requests via the restricted channel, and the method further comprises transmitting responses to the at least one of the subsequent DNS requests via the restricted channel.

US Pat. No. 10,355,172

SELF-ALIGNMENT OF OPTICAL STRUCTURES TO RANDOM ARRAY OF PRINTED MICRO-LEDS

NTHDEGREE TECHNOLOGIES WO...

1. A structure with self-aligned features comprising:devices adhered to a substrate, wherein the devices are randomly arranged on the substrate;
a first layer covering the devices and areas between the devices such that bumps are in the first layer coinciding with the locations of the devices;
a second layer overlying the first layer that does not adhere to the bumps so that the second layer only resides in areas between the bumps, resulting in at least portions of the bumps protruding through the second layer; and
a first material adhered to the bumps protruding through the second layer, wherein there is substantially no first material on the second layer, such that the first material is self-aligned with the devices.

US Pat. No. 10,354,950

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MICROELECTRONICS FABRICATION AND PACKAGING USING A MAGNETIC POLYMER

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. A structure comprising:a semiconductor integrated circuit or an integrated passive device comprising a multilevel wiring network fabricated on a semiconductor die, wherein said semiconductor die includes a semiconductor; and
an inductor integrated into said multilevel wiring network, wherein said inductor comprises:
a planar magnetic core disposed parallel to a wiring plane;
a conductive winding that turns around in a spiral manner on the outside of said magnetic core, said conductive winding including at least one level from said multilevel wiring network; and
an insulation layer disposed between the magnetic core and the conductive winding, the insulation layer including a magnetically-anisotropic magnetic polymer, the magnetic polymer comprising:
a polymer matrix; and
a plurality of ferromagnetic particles disposed in the polymer matrix,
wherein said magnetic polymer surrounds said magnetic core and said magnetic polymer increases an inductance of said inductor, and
said magnetic polymer has a magnetic anisotropy in which the hard axis of magnetization of the magnetic polymer is aligned parallel to the wiring plane.

US Pat. No. 10,354,862

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING GROUP III NITRIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GROUP III NITRIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL USING THE APPARATUS, AND ALUMINUM NITRIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A method of manufacturing a group III nitride single crystal comprising the step of:(a) supplying a group III source gas and a nitrogen source gas to the reaction area of an apparatus for manufacturing the group III nitride single crystal comprising:
a reaction vessel comprising a reaction area, wherein in the reaction area, a group III source gas and a nitrogen source gas are reacted such that a group III nitride crystal is grown on a substrate;
a susceptor arranged in the reaction area and supporting the substrate;
a group III source gas supply nozzle supplying the group III source gas to the reaction area; and
a nitrogen source gas supply nozzle supplying the nitrogen source gas to the reaction area,
wherein the nitrogen source gas supply nozzle is configured to supply the nitrogen source gas and at least one halogen-based gas selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen halide gas and a halogen gas to the reaction area;
wherein the nitrogen source gas supply nozzle comprises:
a nitrogen source gas inlet from which the nitrogen source gas is introduced to the reaction vessel;
a nitrogen source gas outlet from which the nitrogen source gas flows out to the reaction area; and
a junction arranged between the nitrogen source gas inlet and the nitrogen source gas outlet, wherein a halogen-based gas inlet nozzle is joined to the nitrogen source gas supply nozzle at the junction, and wherein the halogen-based gas inlet nozzle supplies at least one halogen-based gas selected from a group consisting of a hydrogen halide gas and a halogen gas, such that the group III source gas and the nitrogen source gas react,
wherein in the step (a), the nitrogen source gas and at least one halogen-based gas selected from a hydrogen halide gas and a halogen gas are supplied to the reaction area from the nitrogen source gas supply nozzle; and
wherein in the step (a), the nitrogen source gas joins with the halogen-based gas at the junction, and thereafter is supplied from the nitrogen source gas outlet to the reaction area.

US Pat. No. 10,354,673

NOISE REDUCTION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICAT...

15. An electronic device, comprising a microphone, a speaker, a memory, and a processor, wherein the memory stores computer instructions and the processor is configured to execute the computer instructions to perform operations of:determining a plurality of first applications and a second application, wherein the plurality of first applications occupy a plurality of first audio channels connected with a microphone, the second application occupies a second audio channel connected with a speaker, and the plurality of first applications are different from the second application;
according to sampling rates of audio data of the plurality of first audio channels, resampling audio data of the second audio channel, wherein sampling rates for the resampling of the audio data of the second audio channel correspond to each of the sampling rates of the audio data of the plurality of first audio channels, respectively; and
performing noise reduction processing on the audio data of each of the plurality of first audio channels according to the resampled audio data of the second audio channel resampled at the sampling rates corresponding to each of the sampling rates of the audio data of the plurality of first audio channels, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,354,637

SOUND RECEIVING DEVICE AND NOISE SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A sound receiving device, comprising:a power supply end, used for supplying a power signal;
a linear voltage regulator module, electrically connected to the power supply end, used for receiving the power signal for converting into a first current signal;
a microphone, used for receiving an external audio signal;
a digital modulation module, electrically connected to the microphone and the linear voltage regulator module, used for receiving the first current signal so as to process the external audio signal to become a digital audio signal; and
a current limiting resistor, electrically connected to the power supply end and connected in parallel to the linear voltage regulator module, wherein after the linear voltage regulator module receives a control signal, the first current signal is stopped, and the power signal of the power supply end is transmitted through the current limiting resistor to generate a second current signal to the digital modulation module, so that the digital modulation module generates and outputs a noise signal, wherein an amperage of the second current signal is less than an amperage of the first current signal and is not enough to normally drive the digital modulation module.

US Pat. No. 10,354,491

ELECTRONIC GAMING DEVICE WITH CARD TOURNAMENT FUNCTIONALITY

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An electronic gaming device comprising:a monetary funds accepting mechanism for accepting monetary funds in creating a player credit balance;
at least one display device;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a controller; and
machine-readable code stored in said memory device and executable by said controller to, in response to a wager placed by said player from said player credit balance, cause said at least one display device to present information regarding a wagering game;
machine-readable code stored in said memory device and executable by said controller to cause said at least one display device to display information regarding one or more power-up cards, said power-up cards each having an associated power-up card game action comprising at least one of
an attack action that provides one or more benefits or disadvantages to one or more players, and
a shield action that prevents one or more attack actions from being implemented;
machine-readable code executable by said controller to cause said controller to accept input from said player via said at least one player input device of at least one selected power-up card from said one or more displayed power-up cards;
machine-readable code executable by said controller to cause said controller to implement the attack action and/or the shield action of the power-up game action associated with said at least one selected power-up card;
machine-readable code executable by said controller to cause said controller to determine an outcome of said wagering game, as modified by the attack action and/or the shield action; and
machine-readable code executable by said controller to increase said credit balance by an award in the event said outcome of said wagering game is winning.

US Pat. No. 10,354,353

DIGITAL VIDEO CONTENT SECURITY AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

1. A digital video content security authentication method, comprising:a secret information embedding step of selectively modifying a pixel grayscale value for each frame image in a digital video so as to complete the embedding of 1-bit secret information; and
a secret information extraction and video authentication step of carrying out secret information extraction from the digital video in which the secret information is embedded according to a key so as to realize the security authentication of the digital video content;characterized in that the secret information embedding step comprises:reading each frame image I(j) in the digital video V frame by frame in sequence, where j=0, 1, . . . , t?1, t representing the total number of frames in the digital video V;
acquiring any one frame image in the read digital video V, determining the size of the frame image and marking as m×n, where m represents the number of rows of the frame image and n represents the number of columns of the frame image, wherein, in the frame image, each pixel has a coordinate, the coordinate of the bottom left corner pixel position is (0,0) and the coordinate of the top right corner pixel position is (m?1, n?1);
converting the secret information to be embedded into a bit sequence w(i), i=0, 1, . . . , s?1; if the secret information is a character string, expressing the length of the character string using m1 and taking it as a key2; if the secret information is a binary image, performing raster scanning on the binary image to obtain a bit sequence, the size of the bit sequence being s=m1×n1, where m1 and n1 respectively represent the number of rows and the number of columns of the binary image, at this time, m1 and n1 serving as a key2;
setting tt=0, ss=0;
reading the bit information w(ss) in the bit sequence;
reading a selected image block B(tt) obtained in a frame image I(tt), the bottom left corner position coordinate of the selected image block B(tt) being (x,y) and the top right corner position coordinate thereof being (x?1+half_m, y?1+half_n), the size of the selected image block B(tt) being half_m×half_n, where 0?x calculating a grayscale value mean mean(tt) for each pixel point in the selected image block B(tt);
selecting the pixel points in the selected image block B(tt) with grayscale values not less than the grayscale value mean mean(tt) to compose a set H_set, calculating the number H(tt) of elements in the set H_set, and calculating the position coordinate (Hx,Hy) and the grayscale value H_v=p(Hx,Hy) that are corresponding to the pixel point with the minimum grayscale value in the set H_set;
selecting the pixel points in the selected image block B(tt) with grayscale values less than the grayscale value mean mean(tt) to compose a set L_set, and calculating the position coordinate (Lx,Ly) and the grayscale value L_v=p(Lx,Ly) that are corresponding to the pixel point with the maximum grayscale value in the set L_set;
completing the embedding of 1-bit secret information according to the value of the bit information w(ss) and the parity of the element number H(tt);
calculating ss=(ss+1) mod s, if tt+1 traversing all the frame images in the digital video V, ending the secret information embedding process after the secret bit information is embedded in sequence, and acquiring a digital video V? containing secret information.

US Pat. No. 10,354,031

INFORMATION PROCESSING BY INTERPENETRATING SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CHANNEL IN DESIGN FOR TESTABILITY OF CHIP

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. An information processing method, applied in an information processing device comprising a processor, comprising:determining a module, for which a design for testability (DFT) processing is needed, in a chip in an integrated circuit;
establishing, in an including manner, a DFT signal transmission channel in three locations of a port declaration, a port description and a port instantiation in the module for which the DFT processing is needed;
writing, by the processor, port signal of the module for which the DFT processing is needed into a channel file to generate entity files of the channel file, wherein the channel file is an entity file of the DFT signal transmission channel and the entity files of the channel file comprise: a port declaration file, a port description file and a port instantiation file;
interpenetrating the DFT signal transmission channel layer by layer until a top layer of the chip, according to an instantiated reference relationship; and
modifying, by the processor, only DFT signals in the port declaration file, the port description file and the port instantiation file to modify signals of DFT design requirements of the chip.

US Pat. No. 10,353,099

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEISMIC INVERSION AND RELATED SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method of processing seismic data, comprising:receiving a plurality of seismic traces [S(t)] in a common midpoint (CMP) gather representing reflected seismic energy in a portion of ground;
for each of the plurality of seismic traces [S(t)] in the CMP gather, generating a respective intermediate set of reflectivity coefficients [fi(t)] associated with each respective seismic trace [Si(t)] based at least in part on a respective previous set of reflectivity coefficients [Ri(t)] associated with the respective seismic trace [Si(t)] and a partial deconvolution of an estimated wavelet [W(t)] from the respective seismic trace [Si(t)];
decomposing a model [G] into a plurality of orthogonal components [U, ?, V], the model [G] relating reflectivity to seismic properties [vp, vs, ?] corresponding to a plurality of angles [?] associated with the plurality of seismic traces [Si(t)];
projecting each of a plurality of eigenvectors [um] corresponding to one of the orthogonal components [U] of the model [G] onto intermediate reflectivity coefficients [fi] corresponding with all of the plurality of seismic traces at each of a plurality of times [t] to generate a plurality of eigen-coefficients associated with each of the plurality of times [t];
soft-thresholding the plurality of eigen-coefficients associated with each of the plurality of times [t];
summing the plurality of eigen-coefficients for each of the plurality of times [t];
generating a plurality of basis coefficients [x(t)] for each of the plurality of times [t] by multiplying the sum of the plurality of eigen-coefficients with a basis vector [vm] corresponding to a second of the orthogonal components [U] of the model [G]; and
generating a respective updated set of reflectivity coefficients for each of the plurality of seismic traces [S(t)] using the plurality of basis coefficients [x(t)] and the model [G]; and
generating, based on the respective updated set of reflectivity coefficients, a seismic image of the portion of ground.

US Pat. No. 10,352,985

METHOD FOR DETECTING GROUND FAULTS IN A LVDC ELECTRIC LINE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

ABB S.P.A., Milan (IT)

4. A device according to claim 2, the operations further comprising, which comprises the steps of: comparing said second detection signal (VHIGH) with a second threshold value (TH2), if said third detection signal (RT) does not exceed said first threshold value (TH1); generating an alarm signal (WARN) indicative of the presence of high-frequency leakage currents towards ground, if said second detection signal (VHIGH) exceeds said second threshold value (TH2).

US Pat. No. 10,352,917

CARBOXYLATE-BRIDGED BINUCLEAR IRON-SULFUR CLUSTERS FLUORESCENT PROBE, PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. Carboxylate-bridged binuclear iron-sulfur clusters fluorescent probe of formula I,wherein R is methyl or ethyl.

US Pat. No. 10,352,627

NUCLEATION DEVICE, HEAT STORAGE DEVICE, AND NUCLEATION METHOD FOR HEAT STORAGE MATERIAL

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A nucleation device configured to cause phase change in a heat storage material from a liquid state to a solid state, the nucleation device comprising:an elastic member including a spring body comprising a plurality of ring shaped annular portions formed in a continuous spiral in substantially close contact with one another and a gripping portion provided at end portions of the spring body,
wherein the gripping portion is configured to be subjected to stress to elastically displace the spring body from a state of not being elastically displaced to a state of being elastically displaced such that adjacent pairs of the plurality of ring shaped annular portions in substantially close contact with one another separate from one another, and
wherein the heat storage material is caused to phase change by the elastic member elastically displacing while disposed in the heat storage material.

US Pat. No. 10,352,554

SUPERHEATED STEAM GENERATOR

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A superheated steam generator comprising:a steam generating part that comprises a first heating conductive tube having a first fluid introduction port which is supplied with water and a first fluid lead-out port which leads out steam, and heats the first heating conductive tube by induction heating via induction coils wrapped around the first heating conductive tube, and generates steam from water;
a superheated steam generating part that comprises a second heating conductive tube having a second fluid introduction port which is supplied with the steam generated by the steam generating part and a second fluid lead-out port which leads out superheated steam, and heats the second heating conductive tube by induction heating via induction coils wrapped around the second heating conductive tube, and generates superheated steam from the steam;
a first temperature sensor provided in the first heating conductive tube for detecting a temperature of the steam generating part;
a second temperature sensor provided in the second heating conductive tube for detecting a temperature of the superheated steam generating part;
a third temperature sensor provided in the second fluid lead-out port or in a vicinity of the second fluid lead-out port for detecting a temperature of the superheated steam;
a switching mechanism that is provided between the steam generating part and the superheated steam generating part, and switches between supplying the steam or stopping a supply of the steam to the superheated steam generating part; and
a control device that is configured to control the switching mechanism, wherein:
the control device is configured to send a control signal to the switching mechanism for switching between a waiting state in which the steam generating part generates the steam and the supply of the steam is stopped, or a supply state in which the steam is supplied to the superheated steam generating part, to thereby switch between supplying the steam or stopping the supply of the steam;
the control device comprises a temperature control part that is configured to control a heating temperature of the superheated steam generating part and a heating temperature of the steam generating part;
the temperature control part is configured to send a control signal to the superheated steam generating part for controlling the heating temperature of the superheated steam generating part to be a temperature higher than the heating temperature of the steam generating part in the waiting state;
the temperature control part is configured to send a control signal for controlling the heating temperature of the superheated steam generating part on a basis of a signal indicating a temperature of the superheated steam generating part output from the second temperature sensor in the waiting state, and in the supply state, send a control signal for controlling the heating temperature of the superheated steam generating part on a basis of a signal indicating a temperature of the superheated steam output from the third temperature sensor;
upon receiving a switching signal for switching from the supply state to the waiting state, the control device is configured to continue the supply of the steam from the steam generating part to the superheated steam generating part to cool down the superheated steam generating part until a predetermined time period has elapsed since receiving the switching signal; and
after the predetermined time period has elapsed since receiving the switching signal, the control device is configured to send a control signal to the switching mechanism for stopping the supply of the steam to the superheated steam generating part.

US Pat. No. 10,352,532

UNIFORM LIGHT SOURCE WITH VARIABLE BEAM DIVERGENCE

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A light source producing a beam of variable divergence, the light source comprising:one or more light-emitting devices arranged on a planar substrate, each of the light-emitting devices having a Lambertian emission distribution;
a chamber for mixing light emitted from the one or more light-emitting devices, the chamber comprising a base defined by the planar substrate, one or more side walls having a reflective interior surface, and a planar diffusive emission surface defining a ceiling of the chamber, the chamber having an adjustable height;
a reflector extending from the chamber for redirecting light exiting from the chamber to form a light beam, the reflector surrounding and having a focal plane coincident with the ceiling of the chamber, wherein the one or more side walls are flexible; and
a mechanism to control a height of the chamber to thereby variably control a divergence of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,352,379

INPUT DEVICE

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

1. An input device comprising:a holding section;
a rotating body rotatably supported on the holding section so as to be operated by an operator;
a rotation detection unit configured to detect rotation of the rotating body;
a brake-applying unit configured to apply a braking force to the rotating body, the brake-applying unit including:
a disk-shaped rotary plate coupled with the rotating body;
a magneto rheological fluid provided in a gap provided between the holding section and the disk-shaped rotary plate; and
a brake-applying coil configured to provide a magnetic field to the magneto rheological fluid;
a torque-applying unit including at least two torque-applying coils configured to apply a rotation torque to the rotating body; and
a control circuit configured to divide one rotation of the rotating body into a plurality of angle sections each having a division angle, to control a first current supplied to the brake-applying coil and to control at least two second currents supplied to the at least two torque-applying coils such that a resistance torque and a pull-in torque are provided to the rotating body in each angle section, thereby providing an operating sensation to the operator, wherein the resistance torque is in a direction opposite to a direction of a force causing the rotating body to rotate, thereby applying the braking force at a boundary between the angle sections, and the pull-in torque is in the direction of the force causing the rotating body to rotate in each angle section.

US Pat. No. 10,352,054

PORTABLE KIDDIE POOL

Polygroup Macau Limited (...

1. A portable kiddie pool comprising:a main basin including a floor, a perimeter wall defining a perimeter of the pool, and a hollow pedestal, the floor including a radial groove extending from the perimeter to the hollow pedestal;
a fountain basin including at least one fountain opening, the fountain basin rotatably attached to the hollow pedestal; and
tubing extending through the radial groove from the perimeter to the fountain basin, the tubing including a fitting configured to connect to a pressurized water source and being in fluid communication with the at least one fountain opening of the fountain basin such that water from the pressurized water source flows from the pressurized water source through the tubing and to the fountain opening of the fountain basin,
wherein rotation of the fountain basin relative the hollow pedestal selectively releases a flow of pressurized water from the at least one fountain opening to create a spray or fountain pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,351,883

COMPOUNDS FOR INCREASING LIPID SYNTHESIS AND STORAGE

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A method of increasing lipid accumulation in an algal cell, comprising contacting the algal cell with an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:
or a salt thereof,
wherein the algal cell is selected from the group consisting of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Chlorella sorokiniana, Chlorella vulgaris, and Tetrachlorella altems.

US Pat. No. 10,351,746

COMPOSITION FOR HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM, AND HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM

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

1. A composition for a heat cycle system, comprising:trifluoroethylene (HFO 1123);
difluoromethane; and
1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO 1234ze);
wherein a total amount of HFO-1123 and HFO 1234ze based on the entire amount of the composition is at least 70 mass %, and
wherein a global warming potential of the composition according to the (100 years) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fourth assessment report, is less than 675.

US Pat. No. 10,351,740

REDETACHABLE ADHESIVE STRIP

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. An adhesive strip redetachable without residue or destruction by extensive stretching substantially in a bond plane, comprisingan adhesive layer A, which is foamed with microballoons, and which comprises a pressure-sensitive adhesive A,
a carrier layer B consisting of a carrier B,wherein pressure-sensitive adhesive Acomprises an elastomer part (a1) based on at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer, where elastomer part (a1) comprises at least 90 wt % of the at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer having a polyvinylaromatic content of at least 12 wt % and at most 35 wt %, and a fraction of elastomer part (a1), based on the overall pressure-sensitive adhesive A, is at least 40 wt % and at most 55 wt %, and
comprises a tackifying resin part (a2) with at least one kind of a tackifying resin, where tackifying resin part (a2) comprises at least 90 wt % of hydrocarbon resins which are substantially compatible with polydiene blocks in the at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer and substantially incompatible with polyvinylaromatic blocks in the at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer, and a fraction of tackifying resin part (a2), based on the overall pressure-sensitive adhesive A is at least 40 wt % and at most 60 wt %, and
optionally comprises a plasticizing resin part (a3), where a fraction of plasticizing resin part (a3), based on the overall pressure-sensitive adhesive A, is 0 wt % to at most 5 wt %, and
optionally comprises further additives (a4),
where a fraction of microballoons, based on the overall pressure-sensitive adhesive A, is at least 0.5 wt % and at most 2.5 wt %,
where a thickness of adhesive layer A is at least 20 ?m and at most 75 ?m,and wherein carrier Bcomprises an elastomer part (b1) based on at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer, where elastomer part (b1) comprises at least 90 wt % of the at least one kind of the polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer having a polyvinylaromatic content of at least 20 wt % and at most 45 wt %,
a fraction, within elastomer part (b1), of at least one triblock copolymer (linear or radial) or multiblock copolymer (linear or radial) is at least 80 wt %,
a peak molar mass by GPC of the at least one triblock copolymer (linear or radial) or multiblock copolymer (linear or radial) is at least 85 000 g/mol, a fraction of diblock copolymer(s) is below 20 wt %, and
a fraction of elastomer part (b1), based on an overall formulation of carrier B, is at least 40 wt % and at most 60 wt %, and
comprises a tackifying resin part (b2) with at least one kind of a tackifying resin, where tackifying resin part (b2) comprises at least 90 wt % of hydrocarbon resins which are substantially compatible with polydiene blocks in the at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer, and substantially incompatible with polyvinylaromatic blocks in the at least one kind of a polyvinylaromatic-polydiene block copolymer and a fraction of tackifying resin part (b2), based on the overall formulation of carrier B, is at least 40 wt % and at most 60 wt %, and
optionally comprises a plasticizing resin part (b3),
where a fraction of plasticizing resin fraction (b3), based on the overall formulation of carrier B, is 0 wt % to at most 5 wt %, and optionally further additives (b4),
where a thickness of carrier layer B is at least 70 ?m and at most 150 ?m,
where a density of carrier B is at least 950 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,351,537

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF LESINURAD AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Apotex Inc., Toronto (CA...

1. A process for the preparation of Lesinurad (1):
or a salt thereof, the process comprising hydrolysis, in the presence of a solvent (S3), of a compound of Formula (2):

wherein
L is a linker corresponding with the backbone of either:
(a) a monomeric polyol having x hydroxyl substituents, each bonded to a different carbon atom;
(b) a water-soluble polymeric polyol having x mean hydroxyl substituents, each bonded to a different carbon atom; or
(c) a water-insoluble polymeric polyol suitable for use as a solid phase support having x mean hydroxyl substituents, each bonded to a different carbon atom; and
wherein the hydroxyl substituents of the polyol provide the oxygen atoms in the ester connection in the compound of Formula (2);
x and z1 are each at least 2; and
z1?x.

US Pat. No. 10,351,523

UV-ABSORBING COMPOUNDS WITH AT LEAST ONE REACTIVE HYDROGEN

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A formulation comprising at least one compound having the structure selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,351,383

SHEET POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMATION SYSTEM USING THE APPARATUS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet post-processing apparatus comprising:a sheet discharge path having a sheet discharge outlet;
a transporter for transporting a sheet along the sheet discharge path;
a processing tray to store sheets transported from the sheet discharge outlet and to make a bunch of sheets;
a regulation stopper that comes into contact with a rear end portion in a transport direction of the sheet transported to the processing tray by the transporter;
a sheet take-in device for taking in the sheet transported onto the processing tray toward the regulation stopper;
a first alignment device having a pair of first alignment members to perform alignment operation for the sheet arriving at the regulation stopper from the sheet discharge outlet, that is alignment with a distance between the pair of first alignment members substantially equal to a dimension of the sheet in a width direction orthogonal to the transport direction;
a second alignment device having a pair of second alignment members disposed on a downstream side of the first alignment device in the transport direction of the sheet, to perform the alignment operation, for the sheet arriving at the regulation stopper from the sheet discharge outlet, that is alignment with a distance between the pair of second alignment members substantially equal to a dimension of the sheet in the width direction orthogonal to the transport direction;
a sheet post-processing device for performing predetermined post-processing on the bunch of sheets on the processing tray;
a discharger for discharging the bunch of sheets subjected to the post-processing from the processing tray;
a stack tray that collects the bunch of sheets subjected to the post-processing discharged by the discharger; and
a controller for controlling operation of the first alignment device and the second alignment device,
wherein when the sheet take-in device performs take-in operation, the controller causes at least one of the first alignment device and the second alignment device to perform preliminary alignment operation that is alignment with a distance longer than a dimension of the sheet in the width direction, corresponding to size information of the sheet transported to the processing tray from the sheet discharge outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,351,382

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet processing apparatus, comprising:a conveyance portion which conveys a sheet in a conveyance direction and conveys the sheet in a direction opposite to the conveyance direction;
a placement portion to which a sheet conveyed by the conveyance portion in the conveyance direction is placed;
an alignment portion configured to perform alignment of a sheet placed on the placement portion in a sheet width direction intersecting the conveyance direction, and to be movable in a predetermined moving range; and
a control portion configured to control the alignment portion and the conveyance portion,
wherein the control portion causes the conveyance portion to convey a sheet which is positioned outside the predetermined moving range in the conveyance direction so as to position the sheet in the predetermined moving range, and causes the conveyance portion to convey the sheet which is positioned in the predetermined moving range in the direction opposite to the conveyance direction so as to position the sheet outside the predetermined moving range,
wherein the control portion causes the alignment portion to be positioned at a first position that prevents the alignment portion from interfering with a sheet when the control portion causes the conveyance portion to position the sheet in the predetermined moving range, and
wherein, after the control portion causes the conveyance portion to pass the sheet through the predetermined moving range and before the control portion causes the conveyance portion to position the sheet in the predetermined moving range again, the control portion causes the alignment portion to be positioned at a second position and to perform the alignment on a preceding sheet, which has been conveyed by the conveyance portion before the sheet and then been placed on the placement portion before the sheet, without performing the alignment on the sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,351,320

FILTER CAP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING PROTECTIVE BAFFLE AND METHOD OF USE

PERFORMANCE SYSTEMATIX, I...

1. A method for protecting a filter vent from contents of a container, consisting of steps of:sealingly engaging and directly contacting a gas permeable baffle entirely across a mouth of the container at a rim of the mouth, the baffle located entirely outside the container;
engaging and directly contacting a filter cap to the mouth of the container, the filter cap including the filter vent having a microporous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene filter and being physically separate from said gas permeable baffle;
permitting gas exchange between an interior of the container and the filter vent, through the baffle; and
with the baffle, protecting the filter vent from contact with contents situated in the interior of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,350,820

REMOTE OPERATIONS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DEVICES

MADE IN SPACE, INC., Mof...

1. A system for operating a remote additive manufacturing device, the system comprising:a remote additive manufacturing device located in a remote location arranged with at least one monitoring sensor to obtain operational data about the remote additive manufacturing device, an enclosure with a door to isolate an additive manufacturing process build area from an environment outside of the additive manufacturing device and an environmental control unit positioned within the remote additive manufacturing device to isolate contaminants created during an additive manufacturing process to create a part, the environmental control unit comprising a filter, a fan, at least one atmospheric sensor, and a temperature regulation device to delay access through the door to the build area until contaminant concentration levels are at an acceptable threshold as measured by the at least one atmospheric sensor;
a command file, the command file including a remote additive manufacturing device designation, device action instructions, and command file operations protocols;
a first node having a first instance of a control software installed thereon, the control software configured to receive, transmit, and execute the command file, the transmitting based on the remote additive manufacturing device designation, the first node receiving the command file;
a second node having a second instance of the control software installed thereon, the second node located near and communicatively coupled to the remote additive manufacturing device designated by the remote additive manufacturing device designation, the second node receiving the command file via the first node, confirms integrity of the command file by performing a check sum on the data received from the first node prior to the remote additive manufacturing device operating and returning the check sum result to the first node and monitoring the data collected from the at least one sensor; and
wherein the remote additive manufacturing device is remotely positioned relative to the first node; and
wherein the control software further comprises operations protocols which facilitate initialization of part creation, termination of part creation and pause of part creation as commanded from either the first node or the second node without human interaction with the additive manufacturing device in response to at least one measurement taken by the at least one monitoring sensor and the at least one atmospheric sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,350,717

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS PRODUCTION SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. An electronic apparatus production system, comprising:a transmission rail in the form of a loop with an opening;
a plurality of storage trays circulating on the transmission rail, each of the storage trays comprising a plurality of holding portions to hold a plurality of components with different shapes;
an automatic distributor configured to mount the components with different shapes on the respective holding portions of the plurality of storage trays further comprising:
a base;
a storage device mounted on the base and configured to store the plurality of components;
a first transmission device configured to transmit the components onto the storage device the first transmission device further having:
a second support seat mounted on the base,
a conveyer belt assembly mounted on the second support seat and having a receiving end for receiving the components and a releasing end for releasing the components wherein an angle of a surface of the conveyer belt assembly with respect to a horizontal plane is adjustable in a lateral direction perpendicular to a transmitting direction of the conveyer belt, and
a second motor mounted on the second support seat and configured to drive a conveyer belt of the conveyer belt assembly,
a recognition device configured to recognize the components on the storage device;
a pickup device configured to pick up the components on the storage device and place the components on the respective holding portions of the storage tray according to a recognition result of the recognition device; and
an automatic assembler configured to grip the plurality of components on the plurality of storage trays.

US Pat. No. 10,350,427

RTMS DEVICE

Kosivana Holdings Limited...

1. A repetitive transcranial magnet stimulation (rTMS) device for treating a neuropsychiatric condition or to improve a physiological function, the rTMS device comprising:a coil configuration that produces a magnetic field capable of delivering magnetic stimulation, at an rTMS pulse frequency, to two or more regions of a brain of a patient fitted with the rTMS device,
wherein the rTMS device is configured to analyze recorded signals from the patient and determine, based on the recoded signals, a harmonic or subharmonic of a non-EEG biological metric of the patient,
wherein the rTMS pulse frequency is the harmonic or subharmonic of the non-EEG biological metric,
wherein pulses generated by the coil configuration are synchronized and promote coherence and synchronous behavior between multiple locations in the brain,
wherein the coil configuration comprises 2 or more coils, and
wherein each respective coil comprises an on/off switch.

US Pat. No. 10,350,310

INDOCYANINE COMPOUND, SYNTHESIS METHOD AND PURIFICATION METHOD THEREOF, DIAGNOSTIC COMPOSITION USING THE INDOCYANINE COMPOUND, AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING BIOKINETICS AND DEVICE FOR VISUALIZING CIRCULATION USING THE DIAGNOSTIC COMPOSITION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A solid cyclodextrin-bonded indocyanine of formula (16):
wherein:
at least a portion of a naphthyl group of the indocyanine is included in a cavity of the cyclodextrin; and
the indocyanine has a counter anion.
US Pat. No. 10,351,891

HYDROXYACYL-COENZYME A DEHYDROGENASE GENE, AN ACYL-COENZYME A THIOLASE GENE, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED STRAINS AND A USE THEREOF

East China University of ...

1. A method of preparing steroidal compounds, comprising the steps of:providing a Mycobacterium NwIB-00 having hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase gene and acyl-coenzyme A thiolase gene,
said hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase gene encodes a protein having an amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO 2, and said acyl-coenzyme A thiolase gene encodes a protein having an amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO 4; and
constructing six different genetically engineered Mycobacterium neoaurum strains NwIB-X01, NwIB-X02, NwIB-X03, NwIB-X04, NwIB-X05 and NwIB-X06 from the Mycobacterium NwIB-00 by the method of gene knockout, and
culturing the six different genetically engineered Mycobacterium neoaurum strains to transform and degrade sterol to produce the steroidal compounds as follows:
NwIB-X01 lacking hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase gene (hsd4A) and 3-ketosteriod-9?-hydroxylase (kshA1) produces 1,4-BNA and 4-BNA;
NwIB-X02 lacking hsd4A and 3-ketosteroid-?1-dehydrogenase gene (kstd1) and kshA1 produces 1,4-BNA and 4-BNA;
NwIB-X03 lacking hsd4A and kshA1 and kstd1 and kstd2 and kstd3 produces 4-BNA and 9-OH-BNA;
NwIB-X04 lacking hsd4A and kstd1 produces 9-OH-BNA and 9-OH-AD;
NwIB-X05 lacking hsd4A and kstd1 and kstd2 and kstd3 produces 9-OH-BNA; and
NwIB-X06 lacking kshA1 and acyl-coenzyme A thiolase gene (fadA5) produces 1,4-BNA and 4-BNA.

US Pat. No. 10,356,909

EMBEDDED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method of making an embedded circuit board, the method comprising:providing a flexible printed circuit board defining at least one cavity passing through the flexible printed circuit board, the flexible printed circuit board comprising a base layer, a first conductive circuit layer formed on at least one surface of the base layer, and a protective layer formed on each peripheral side of the flexible printed circuit board, the base layer and the first conductive circuit layer protruding into the cavity;
providing a fixture comprising a component and placing the flexible printed circuit board within the fixture to receive the component within the mounting slot to abut a side of the component against the first conductive circuit layer;
applying conductive material in a gap between the component and the first conductive circuit layer and solidifying the conductive material;
removing the fixture;
applying a colloid on an outer surface of each protective layer and placing a substrate on an outer surface of the colloid; and
laminating the substrate, the colloid, and the flexible printed circuit board together.

US Pat. No. 10,356,580

CONFIGURATION OF A DEVICE

TELIA COMPANY AB, Stockh...

1. A method for configuring a device equipped with a subscriber identity module in a mesh network with configuration information enabling cooperation of the device and at least one other device in the mesh network, the method comprising:establishing, by the device, a connection to the at least one other device in the same mesh network;
retrieving, directly by the device, at least one first piece of the configuration information from the at least one other device in the same mesh network;
configuring the device at least partly based on the retrieved at least one first piece of configuration information from the at least one other device in the same mesh network to cause an integration of the device in the same mesh network;
establishing a connection to a network node accessible at least partly on the basis of subscriber identity module, the network node being external to the mesh network;
indicating a presence of the device in the mesh network to the network node;
receiving, by the device, a network address of the network node from the at least one other device when the first piece of the configuration information is retrieved;
retrieving, by the device, at least one second piece of the configuration information from the network node through a mobile communication network; and
configuring the device at least partly based on the retrieved at least one second piece of configuration information received from the network node to enable cooperation of the device and the at least one other device in the mesh network by optimizing an operation of the device in the same mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,356,557

MAGNETIC LANDMARK METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING IN-BUILDING (LOCAL VENUE) THRESHOLD

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of localizing a mobile device in an indoor building, the method executed in one or more processors and comprising:extracting a magnetic pattern associated with a sequence of position changes of the mobile device, the magnetic pattern indicative of a variation of absolute values of the magnetic measurements in the sequence of position changes along a trajectory of motion of the mobile device;
comparing the magnetic pattern with a stored magnetic signature associated with a magnetic landmark, the pattern being induced by the magnetic landmark; and
based on the comparing, localizing the mobile device in the indoor building, based on a location of the magnetic landmark in the indoor building.

US Pat. No. 10,356,341

SKELETON-BASED EFFECTS AND BACKGROUND REPLACEMENT

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:on a mobile device including a processor, a memory, a camera, a plurality of sensors, a microphone and a touchscreen display, receiving via an input interface on the mobile device a request to generate a multi-view interactive digital media representation of an object;
receiving a live video stream including a plurality of frames from the camera on the mobile device as the mobile device moves along a trajectory wherein an orientation of the camera varies along the trajectory such that the object in the live video stream is captured from a plurality of camera views;
receiving a selection of an effect which modifies the object in the multi-view interactive digital media representation of the object;
for one or more frames among the plurality of frames, generating an initial skeleton indicating locations on the object in the one or more frames wherein the effect is anchored to one or more of the locations such that the effect appears attached to the object;
for the one or more frames, generating an initial segmentation which includes a boundary between the object and an original background;
for the one or more frames, based upon the initial skeleton and the initial segmentation, generating a preview of the effect wherein the preview includes one or more augmented frames with the effect modifying the object; and
while the live video stream is being recorded for the multi-view interactive digital media representation and prior to generation of the multi-view interactive digital media representation, outputting the preview of the effect to the touchscreen display.

US Pat. No. 10,356,307

VEHICLE CAMERA SYSTEM

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A camera system for a vehicle, comprising:a first lens connected to the vehicle and having a first field of view extending in front of the vehicle in which images are captured;
a second lens connected to the vehicle and having a second field of view different from the first field of view and extending in front of the vehicle in which images are captured;
a sensor for measuring vehicle pitch; and
a controller connected to the sensor and relying only on the first lens to capture images when the vehicle pitch is below a predetermined threshold and relying only on the second lens to capture images when the vehicle pitch is above the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,356,240

CALLER LOCATION DETERMINATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

LaaSer Critical Communica...

1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating the initiation of an emergency call from an individual who is in need of emergency assistance, and for providing a dispatchable location for the individual for use in dispatching emergency assistance to the individual, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by at least one computer processor, an indication that the individual has requested, via a portable computing device associated with the individual, initiation of an emergency call;
in response to receiving the indication that the individual has requested initiation of an emergency call:
analyzing, by at least one computer processor, current location data for the individual from a geolocation cache database, to determine a suitable current dispatchable location for the individual, the geolocation cache database storing current location data for the individual, the current location data comprising telemetry data from the portable computing device;
in response to determining the suitable current dispatchable location for the individual, updating, by at least one computer processor, an ALI database to reflect that the individual's location is the determined current dispatchable location, the ALI database being an ALI database that a public-safety answering point that will handle an emergency call placed by the individual will access to determine the current location of the individual; and
facilitating, by at least one computer processor, the initiation of an emergency call to the particular public-safety answering point, wherein:
the step of analyzing current location data for the individual comprises determining, by at least one computer processor, whether: (A) to use, as the current dispatchable location, current location information that has been input into the portable computing device by the individual as part of the individual's request to initiate the emergency call, or (B) to determine the current dispatchable location based on the telemetry data; and
in response to determining to use the input current location information as the current dispatchable location, using, by at least one computer processor, the input current location information as the current dispatchable location.

US Pat. No. 10,356,092

UNCLONEABLE REGISTRATION OF AN INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICE IN A NETWORK

Redpine Signals, Inc., S...

1. An authentication system configured to register an Internet of Things (IoT) device to a network, the authentication system comprising:at least one computer processor;
the IoT device having a public device identifier, a private device identifier, and an association request generator which is enabled after receiving an authentication containing a private device identifier from an authentication server which matches the IoT device private device identifier;
an authentication server configured to receive a registration request from the IoT device, the authentication server forwarding the registration request to an association server, the authentication server, upon receipt of a registration acknowledgement for the IoT device, forwarding the registration acknowledgement to the IoT device;
the association server having a device database having a plurality of IoT public device identifiers, each of the IoT public device identifiers associated with a corresponding IoT private device identifier, the association server coupled to a gateway database with an association between a gateway identifier and one or more IoT public device identifiers, the association server also coupled to a user database with an association between a username, a password, and a gateway identifier;
the IoT device sending a registration request containing the public device identifier and the private device identifier of the IoT device to the authentication server, the authentication server forwarding the registration request to the association server, the association server responding to the registration request with an encrypted registration acknowledgement containing at least the public device identifier of the registration request and, if present in the device database, the associated private device identifier, the authentication server forwarding the encrypted registration acknowledgement to the IoT device making the registration request, the IoT device comparing the private device identifier in the registration acknowledgement with its own IoT private device identifier, and if the private device identifier of the registration acknowledgement and the private device identifier of the IoT device match, the IoT device making a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) association request.

US Pat. No. 10,356,055

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRID BASED CYBER SECURITY

Astrolink International L...

1. A method for obtaining a decryption key for use in a secure communication session, comprising:receiving, by an intelligent communicating device (ICD) via an electrical distribution grid on a low voltage side of a transformer, a first request from a computing device coupled to the electrical distribution grid via an electrical outlet for a decryption key for use in the secure communication session;
sending, via the electrical distribution grid to a receiver coupled to the electrical distribution grid on a high voltage side of the transformer, a second request for the decryption key;
receiving, from a transmitter coupled to the electrical distribution grid on the high voltage side of the transformer, the decryption key; and
sending the decryption key to the computing device via the electrical distribution grid.

US Pat. No. 10,355,989

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE HUB

Equinix, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A system comprising:at least one computing device deployed to a data center by a data center provider and configured by the data center provider to execute a virtual router,
wherein the virtual router is configurable by a customer to route packet flows to one or more servers that host network function virtualization services for application of the network function virtualization services to the packet flows,
wherein the virtual router is configured with routing information to cause the virtual router to:
receive a first packet flow from the packet flows;
send the first packet flow to a first server from the servers for application of a first network function virtualization service from the network function virtualization services to generate a second packet flow based on the first packet flow;
receive the second packet flow from the first server; and
send the second packet flow to a second server from the servers for application of a second network function virtualization service from the network function virtualization services to generate a third packet flow based on the second packet flow.

US Pat. No. 10,355,604

CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SWITCH CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING-MODE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

JOULWATT TECHNOLOGY (HANG...

1. A control method for a switch circuit, comprising following steps:detecting an output voltage or output current in a circuit, and increasing an upper limit value and a lower limit value of an inductor current when the output voltage is lower than a preset reference voltage or the output current is lower than a preset reference current; and decreasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is higher than the preset reference voltage or the output current is higher than the preset reference current; and
sampling the inductor current in the circuit to obtain a sampling current, and controlling a main switch transistor in the circuit to be switched off when the sampling current rises to the upper limit value of the inductor current; and controlling the main switch transistor to be switched on when the sampling current drops to the lower limit value of the inductor current;
wherein detecting the output voltage or the output current in the circuit, and increasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is lower than the preset reference voltage or the output current is lower than the preset reference current, and decreasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is higher than the preset reference voltage or the output current is higher than the preset reference current comprise the following steps:
detecting the output voltage in a switch circuit of a constant voltage output, and increasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is lower than the preset reference voltage; and decreasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is higher than the preset reference voltage; and
detecting the output current in a switch circuit of a constant current output, and increasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output current is lower than the preset reference current; and decreasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output current is higher than the preset reference current;
wherein detecting the output voltage in the switch circuit of the constant voltage output, and increasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is lower than the preset reference voltage, and decreasing the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current when the output voltage is higher than the preset reference voltage comprise the following steps:
acquiring a sampling voltage of the output voltage in real time;
comparing the sampling voltage with the preset reference voltage, and obtaining a compensation voltage according to a comparison result;
converting the compensation voltage to obtain a command current; and
adjusting the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the inductor current according to a preset compensation current value and the command current;
wherein converting a compensation voltage to obtain a command current, adjusting a lower limit value of an inductor current according to the command current, the lower limit value of an inductor current plus a preset compensation current value to obtain the upper limit value of an inductor current, the switching frequency can be controlled by controlling the preset compensation current to achieve fixed frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,355,601

SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLIES HAVING BURST MODE OPERATION FOR REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

Astec International Limit...

1. A switched-mode power supply comprising:an input terminal for receiving an input voltage;
an output terminal for providing an output voltage to a load;
a transformer coupled between the input terminal and the output terminal, the transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding;
at least one switch coupled to the primary winding;
a primary controller coupled to the at least one switch to control switching operation of the at least one switch, the primary controller including a voltage reference; and
a secondary controller configured to detect a no load condition at the output terminal, and operate the primary controller in a burst mode by adjusting the voltage reference of the primary controller to increase the output voltage at the output terminal to an upper burst threshold value when the secondary controller detects the no load condition at the output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,355,386

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CONTACT CONFIGURED FOR SURFACE MOUNT

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing; and
a plurality of electrical contacts connected to the housing, where each of the contacts comprises:
a first portion comprising a plurality of cantilevered contact arms configured to receive a male contact of a mating electrical connector therebetween, and a retention feature assisting in locating the contact in a contact receiving area of the housing, and
a first surface mount solder tail, wherein the first surface mount solder tail is attached to the first portion at a 180 degree bend.

US Pat. No. 10,354,984

SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING AND THERMALLY ENHANCED CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A semiconductor assembly with electromagnetic shielding and thermally enhanced characteristics, comprising:an encapsulated device that includes a first semiconductor chip, an encapsulant, and a first routing circuitry disposed on a first surface of the encapsulant, wherein the first semiconductor chip is embedded in the encapsulant and electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry;
a thermally enhanced device that includes a heat spreader and a second semiconductor chip, wherein the heat spreader has a shielding lid, posts and a second routing circuitry disposed over a surface of the shielding lid, wherein (i) the second routing circuitry includes an insulating layer and conductive traces laterally extending on two opposite sides of the insulating layer, (ii) the second semiconductor chip is disposed in a through opening of the second routing circuitry laterally surrounded by the conductive traces and is attached to the shielding lid by a thermally conductive contact element in direct contact with the second semiconductor chip and the shielding lid, (iii) the posts project from the surface of the shielding lid and are laterally surrounded by the conductive traces of the second routing circuitry, and (iv) the shielding lid and the posts altogether are formed as an integrated piece of metal or alloy; and
the thermally enhanced device is stacked over the encapsulated device with the second semiconductor chip electrically coupled to the first routing circuitry by an array of first bumps and the first routing circuitry electrically coupled to the second routing circuitry by an array of second bumps, wherein the array of first bumps are in direct contact with the first routing circuitry and the second semiconductor chip, and the array of second bumps are in direct contact with the first routing circuitry and the second routing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,354,783

MISMATCHED MOV IN A SURGE SUPRESSION DEVICE

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

1. A device for dissipating a surge comprising:at least three metal oxide or silicon carbide varistors (MOVs) positioned adjacent to each other and each having two contact surfaces such that contact surfaces of adjacent MOVs are electrically connected together, the at least three MOVs including a first outer MOV, a second outer MOV, and at least one inner MOV positioned between the first outer MOV and the second outer MOV, the first outer MOV and the second outer MOV having a greater voltage at a given current than at least one of the at least one inner MOV;
a first connector electrically coupled to at least one of the at least three MOVs; and
a second connector electrically coupled to at least another of the at least three MOVs.

US Pat. No. 10,354,644

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING DATA IN A VOICE RECOGNITION INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SOLUTION

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc....

1. A method of encoding voice data for loading into an artificial intelligence (AI) integrated circuit, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, voice data comprising at least a segment of an audio waveform; generating, by the processor, a two-dimensional (2D) frequency-time array comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel having a value that represents an audio intensity of the segment of the audio waveform at a time in the segment and a frequency in the audio waveform, wherein the 2D frequency-time array is a 2D spectrogram; using, by the processor, the 2D frequency-time array to generate a set of 2D arrays comprising a number of 2D arrays, each 2D array having a plurality of pixels, each pixel having a value and corresponding to one of the plurality of pixels in the 2D frequency-time array, wherein the value of each pixel in the 2D frequency-time array is approximated by an average of the values of corresponding pixels in the set of 2D arrays, and wherein generating the set of 2D arrays comprises, for each pixel in the 2D spectrogram: determining an integer part and a fraction part from the value of each pixel in the 2D spectrogram; determining a value of zero or one for corresponding pixels in the set of 2D arrays, wherein an average value of the corresponding pixels in the set of 2D arrays is approximate to the fraction part; and updating the values of each of the corresponding pixels in the set of 2D arrays by adding thereto the integer part; loading the set of 2D arrays into the AI integrated circuit; executing one or more programming instructions contained in the AI integrated circuit to feed the set of 2D arrays into an embedded cellular neural network architecture in the AI integrated circuit; generating a voice recognition result from the embedded cellular neural network architecture based on the set of 2D arrays; and outputting the voice recognition result.

US Pat. No. 10,354,610

SCANNING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SCANNING CIRCUIT

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A scanning circuit, comprising:a control sub-circuit;
a shading sub-circuit, wherein a control terminal of the shading sub-circuit is electrically connected to a control signal output terminal of the control sub-circuit, and the shading sub-circuit is configured to generate a shading voltage signal according to a clock control signal provided by the control sub-circuit; and
a scanning sub-circuit, wherein a control terminal of the scanning sub-circuit is electrically connected to the control signal output terminal of the control sub-circuit, an input terminal of the scanning sub-circuit is electrically connected to an output terminal of the shading sub-circuit, and the scanning sub-circuit is configured to output a scanning signal with shading according to the clock control signal and the shading voltage signal,
wherein the shading sub-circuit comprises a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a first inverter;
a first electrode of the first transistor is electrically connected to an input terminal of the shading sub-circuit, a second electrode of the first transistor is electrically connected to the output terminal of the shading sub-circuit, a gate electrode of the first transistor is electrically connected to a first electrode of the first capacitor, and a second electrode of the first capacitor is grounded;
one end of the first resistor is electrically connected to the first electrode of the first transistor, and the other end of the first resistor is electrically connected to the gate electrode of the first transistor;
a first electrode of the second transistor is electrically connected to one end of the second resistor, and the other end of the second resistor is electrically connected to the first electrode of the first capacitor; a second electrode of the second transistor is grounded; and a gate electrode of the second transistor is electrically connected to the control terminal of the shading sub-circuit a first electrode of the third transistor is electrically connected to one end of the third resistor, and the other end of the third resistor is electrically connected to the output terminal of the shading sub-circuit a second electrode of the third transistor is grounded; and a gate electrode of the third transistor is electrically connected to an output terminal of the first inverter;
an input terminal of the first inverter is electrically connected to the control terminal of the shading sub-circuit; and
a first electrode of the second capacitor is electrically connected to the output terminal of the shading sub-circuit, and a second electrode of the second capacitor is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,354,563

CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREFOR

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A curved display device, comprising:a curved display device body having a display surface and a housing surface, wherein the display surface protrudes outwards, the housing surface and the display surface are disposed back-to-back, and the housing surface is recessed inwards;
a wall mounting rack, disposed on the housing surface; and
a wall mounting base, disposed on a wall body, wherein
the wall mounting rack is fixed on the wall mounting base, so that a line connecting ends on two sides of the housing surface of the curved display device body horizontally overlaps with the wall body,
wherein
the wall mounting rack has an inverted-U shape; one side of the inverted-U shape is a first fixing side and the wall mounting rack is disposed on the housing surface by using the first fixing side; a suspending structure with a downward notch extends from a highest point of the first fixing side away from the housing surface;
the wall mounting base has a U shape; one side of the U shape is a second fixing side; the second fixing side is fixed on the wall body; a wall mounting structure with an upward notch extends from a lowest point of the second fixing side away from the wall body; and
the wall mounting rack is fixed on the wall mounting base by placing the suspending structure into the notch of the wall mounting structure,
wherein a buffer decorative bar is disposed on each of the ends on the two sides of the housing surface of the curved display device body,
wherein an engagement structure is disposed at an end adjacent to the notch of the suspending structure, to mutually engage with a corresponding position of the notch of the wall mounting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,354,412

RECEPTACLE FOR DETECTION OF TARGETED SUBSTANCES

DETECTACHEM, INC., Staff...

1. A receptacle for detecting a targeted substance, comprising:at least one chamber configured to accommodate a reagent and a test swab;
a first opening provided at a first end of the receptacle;
a testing area provided at a second end of the receptacle; and
an image readable by an image sensor and positioned a predetermined distance from the testing area, the image configured to facilitate alignment of the image sensor with the testing area for a colorimetric analysis based on the predetermined distance between the image and the testing area.

US Pat. No. 10,354,173

ICON BASED MALWARE DETECTION

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A system, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including program code which when executed by the at least one processor provides operations comprising:
extracting, from an icon associated with a file, a plurality of features, wherein the icon includes a plurality of pixels, and wherein each of the plurality of pixels is associated with a pixel value corresponding to a numerical representation of an intensity of the pixel, the extracting comprising each of (i) extracting one or more chromatic features corresponding to a distribution of pixel values for the plurality of pixels included in the icon, (ii) extracting one or more gradient features corresponding to a gradient and/or edge orientation of the plurality of pixels in the icon, and wherein the gradient and/or edge orientation of the plurality of pixels correspond to a direction of change in pixel values, and (iii) extracting one or more condensed features, the one or more condensed features comprising one or more features required to generate a reconstruction of the icon that is representative of the icon;
assigning, based at least on the plurality of features, the icon to one of a plurality of clusters, the plurality of clusters including a first cluster and a second cluster, the first cluster including icons of one or more files that are known to be benign files and the second cluster including icons of one or more files that are known to be malware files;
generating, based at least on the cluster to which the icon is assigned, a classification for the file associated with the icon; and
preventing the file from being accessed or executed if the file is classified as being malware.

US Pat. No. 10,353,946

CLIENT-SERVER COMMUNICATION FOR LIVE SEARCH USING MULTI-VIEW DIGITAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:receiving a visual search query from a device for an object to be searched;
receiving a first multi-view interactive digital media representation of the object, the first multi-view interactive digital media representation being a first plurality of viewpoints of the object obtained during a live capture session of the object, the first multi-view interactive digital media representation capable of being displayed as a 3D representation on the device;
identifying recommended viewpoints of the object for the device to capture, wherein the recommended viewpoints are chosen to provide more information about the object;
transmitting a first set of search results and the recommended viewpoints of the object, wherein the first set of search results include one or more matches for the object based on the first multi-view interactive digital media representation;
receiving a second multi-view interactive digital media representation, the second multi-view interactive digital media representation being a second plurality of viewpoints of the object wherein the second plurality of viewpoints of the object include at least one of the recommended viewpoints and at least one viewpoint from the first plurality of viewpoints; and
transmitting a second set of search results to the device, wherein the second set of search results include one or more enhanced matches for the object based on the first multi-view interactive digital media representation and the second multi-view interactive digital media representation.

US Pat. No. 10,353,407

DEMAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR FLUID NETWORKS

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD....

1. A method of managing a demand for water from a computer-controlled water network, the network being for delivering water to one or more customers, the method including the steps of:maintaining within the network a real-time database of predetermined first parameters;
receiving a request from a particular customer of the one or more customers through a user interface, the request being for a desired flow rate and time of delivery of water from the network to the particular customer of the one or more customers;
determining, using the predetermined first parameters from the real-time database, an availability of the desired flow rate and time of delivery based on hydraulic capacity of the network; and
if the hydraulic capacity is available, using the real-time database to calculate second parameters to deliver water to the particular customer of the one or more customers through the network at the desired flow rate and time of delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,353,257

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A display panel, comprisinga substrate;
a plurality of data lines, arranged along a first direction of the substrate;
a plurality of scan lines, arranged along a second direction of the substrate;
a plurality of pixel units, wherein each of the pixel units comprising a first pixel and a second pixel;
wherein the first pixel and the second pixel are coupled to a same one of the data lines, the first pixel and the second pixel respectively are coupled to adjacent two of the scan lines, and a driving timing of the first pixel is ahead of that of the second pixel;
wherein the first pixel comprises a first capacitor, the second pixel comprises a second capacitor, the first capacitor is smaller than the second capacitor; a charging rate of the first pixel and a charging rate of the second pixel are the same; the first capacitor comprises a first pixel capacitor and at least one first storage capacitor, the second capacitor comprises a second pixel capacitor and at least one second storage capacitor, the first pixel capacitor and the second pixel capacitor are the same, the first storage capacitor is smaller than the second storage capacitor; the first pixel comprises a first pixel electrode and a first storage electrode, the second pixel comprises a second pixel electrode and a second storage electrode; the first storage capacitor is formed by the first storage electrode and the first pixel electrode matched with each other, the second storage capacitor is formed by the second storage electrode and the second pixel electrode matched with each other; an overlapped area of the first storage electrode with the first pixel electrode is smaller than an overlapped area of the second storage electrode with the second pixel electrode; a first domain line is disposed just above the first storage electrode, and the first pixel electrode comprises at least one the first domain line; a second domain line is disposed just above the second storage electrode, and the second pixel electrode comprises at least one the second domain line; an overlapped area of the first storage electrode with the first domain line is smaller than an overlapped area of the second storage electrode with the second domain line; the first pixel electrode is disposed with mutually perpendicular two first domain lines, and the two first domain lines are a first vertical domain line and a first transverse domain line; the second pixel electrode is disposed with mutually perpendicular two second domain lines, and the two second domain lines are a second vertical domain line and a second transverse domain line.

US Pat. No. 10,353,206

ADJUSTABLE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Qingdao GoerTek Technolog...

1. An adjustable head-mounted display, comprising a head-mounted portion, a display portion and a sound outputting portion, wherein:the display portion comprises two legs and a display, one end of each leg is connected to a corresponding end of the display, and the other end of each leg is rotatably connected to an end of the head-mounted portion on a corresponding side;
the sound outputting portion comprises a left headphone and a right headphone, each of the left headphone and the right headphone comprises an ear cup, an ear cup bracket and a sound generator in the ear cup, the ear cup bracket of said each of the left headphone and the right headphone is connected to an end of the head-mounted portion on a corresponding side, and the ear cup of said each of the left headphone and the right headphone is connected to its corresponding ear cup bracket;
the head-mounted portion includes a head-mounted portion length adjustment mechanism having a slide rod with a protrusion end, a first connection rod, and an elastic sheet with a downwardly bulging middle portion; and
the protrusion end includes an upper surface having a plurality of wavy protuberances, the first connection rod includes a first elongated slot, ends of the elastic sheet are embedded into the first elongated slot, and the middle portion of the elastic sheet is bulged downwards and pressed into a recess formed between two of the wavy protuberances.