US Pat. No. 10,392,616

CRISPR RNA TARGETING ENZYMES AND SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF

Arbor Biotechnologies, In...

1. An engineered, non-naturally occurring Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) associated (Cas) system comprising:an RNA guide or a nucleic acid encoding the RNA guide, wherein the RNA guide comprises a direct repeat sequence and a spacer sequence capable of hybridizing to a target nucleic acid, wherein the direct repeat sequence comprises 5?-X1X2X3X4TX5TX6AAAC-3? (SEQ ID NO: 151) at the 3? terminal end of the RNA guide, and wherein X1 is A or C or G, X2 is G or T, X3 is A or G, X4 is C or G or T, X5 is C or T, and X6 is A or G; and
a Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein or a nucleic acid encoding the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein, wherein the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein is capable of binding to the RNA guide and of targeting the target nucleic acid sequence complementary to the spacer sequence, and wherein the target nucleic acid is an RNA.

US Pat. No. 10,397,897

METHODS FOR IMPROVING PAGING TYPE2 PERFORMANCE IN DUAL SIM DUAL STANDBY (DSDS) DEVICES AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) device, comprising;recovering a radio frequency (RF) resource by a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) after RF tune away to a second SIM;
detecting a missed Packet Data Unit (PDU) Sequence Number (SN) after the recovering the RF resource;
transmitting a status PDU to a network in response to the detecting the missed PDU SN; and
performing a paging delay mitigation process in response to detecting the missed PDU SN,
wherein the performing the paging delay mitigation process includes,
initiating a first timer, having a first duration, in response to the transmitting the status PDU; and
determining whether the missing PDU SN has been received during the first duration after the initiating the first timer,
blocking RF tune away to the second SIM in response to the determining that the missing PDU SN has not been received during the first duration; and
initiating a second timer, having a second duration, in response to the blocking RF tune away.

US Pat. No. 10,397,978

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALING OPTIMIZATION OF IP CONNECTION OVER A MOBILE-RADIO NETWORK

FLASH NETWORKS, LTD, Her...

1. A method comprising:(a) employing, a network element (NE) that is communicatively coupled between a plurality of cellular devices (CDs) via a cellular network and a plurality of servers via an Internet Protocol (IP) network; and
(b) configuring the NE for:
obtaining a control message sent from a first server, from the plurality of servers, toward a first CD from the plurality of CDs;
determining whether the first CD is in idle mode by comparing the time interval between the current time (CT), in which the control message was obtained, and the time value that is stored in a last timestamp register (LTSR) and indicates the time in which the last packet from the first CD had been obtained, if the time interval is bigger than a defined time out (TO) the first CD is considered to be in idle mode;
storing, upon determining that the first CD is in idle mode, the obtained control message in a computer memory device that is associated with the NE;
determining that another IP packet is sent toward the first CD; and
transferring the stored control message in association with the another IP packet toward the first CD via the cellular network;
(c) wherein storing the obtained control message saves the needs to reestablish the radio connection with the first CD, which is considered to be in idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,397,968

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC WIRELESS COUPLING

HIRSCHMANN AUTOMATION AND...

1. A method for wireless channel selection, comprising:scanning, by a first device, a plurality of broadcast channels for a broadcast by a second device;
determining, by the first device, whether a broadcast by the second device comprising a predetermined topology configuration identifier has been detected;
selecting, by the first device, a first channel of the plurality of broadcast channels for use by a discovery protocol, responsive to the determination;
broadcasting via the first channel, by the first device, a device identifier of the first device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device on the selected first channel, a broadcast packet comprising the device identifier of the first device and a first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device; and
establishing, by the first device with the second device, a connection, responsive to a determination that the first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device exceeds the predetermined threshold and that a second credit value for the second device maintained by the first device exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,393,863

LIDAR SYSTEM NOISE REDUCTION COMBINING CIRCULAR POLARIZATION LASER OUTPUT WITH PHOTON SIEVE OPTICS IN THE RECEIVER

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...

1. A lidar system, comprising:an optical transmitter comprising a laser light source configured to generate a beam of azimuthally polarized or Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) light;
an optical receiver defining a focal plane;
a photon sieve configured to produce a ring pattern on the focal plane corresponding to a laser return signal, the ring pattern comprises azimuthally polarized or Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) light that is transmitted by the transmitter and reflected towards the receiver, and wherein the photon sieve is further configured to cause stray light that is not polarized to produce a central region at the center of the ring pattern that is distinct from the ring pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,397,998

DRIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A driver circuit for delivering a current to a load, comprising:an input for receiving an input voltage, comprising first and second terminals;
a driver unit for providing a current for the load from the input voltage, wherein the driver unit comprises a linear driver which comprises a current regulating element (Q3) in series between the input and the load, said current regulating element having a controllable resistive characteristic, an operating current level for the load being controlled by a driver input voltage controlling a resistance of the current regulating element;
a compensation unit in series with the driver unit and the input, for providing a compensating voltage thereby to control the voltage across the driver unit in dependence on the input voltage and operating conditions of the load;
wherein the compensation unit comprises a switch mode power converter and a second capacitor (C2) as an energy source of the switch mode power converter, with the current regulating element (Q3), the load and the second capacitor (C2) in series connection between the first and second terminals, wherein
the second capacitor (C2) is disposed at the output of the load and is adapted to be charged by a portion of the current from said input voltage that has flowed through the current regulating element (Q3) and the load;
wherein the driver input voltage controls a base current of a first transistor coupled to the current regulating element; and
wherein the first transistor controls a collector current of a second transistor coupled to the current regulating element.

US Pat. No. 10,398,024

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board, comprising:a stretchable base;
a stretchable wiring portion formed on at least one of a first main surface and a second main surface of the stretchable base;
a reinforcement base having in-plane rigidity higher than that of the stretchable base;
a conductor portion formed on at least one of a first main surface and a second main surface of the reinforcement base, and electrically continuous with the stretchable wiring portion; and
an elastomer layer formed on at least one of the first main surface and the second main surface of the reinforcement base, wherein
the reinforcement base overlaps with a partial area of the stretchable base,
an other area of the stretchable base is exposed from the reinforcement base,
the stretchable wiring portion extends on the other area and over the partial area,
the elastomer layer and the stretchable base are layered and joined with each other,
the elastomer layer lies between the conductor portion and the reinforcement base,
the conductor portion is in contact with one surface of the elastomer layer,
the elastomer layer has an electrically insulating property, and
the elastomer layer entirely covers the first main surface of the reinforcement base.

US Pat. No. 10,391,264

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH SELECTIVELY RETRACTABLE NEEDLE CAP

Retractable Technologies,...

1. A syringe useful for injecting an aspirated therapeutic fluid, the syringe comprising in combination:a barrel having an inside wall;
a plunger disposed in coaxial sliding relationship to the inside wall;
a needle assembly further comprising a rearwardly biased needle holder and a forwardly-projecting needle and needle tip that is are retractable into the barrel following injection of the therapeutic fluid; and
a needle cap further comprising a hollow body and tapered nose tube with oppositely disposed proximal and distal open ends;
wherein the needle cap is configured to be selectively moveable between a pre-use position in which a portion of the needle cap releasably engages the barrel and extends forwardly past and circumferentially surrounds the forwardly projecting needle tip, an intermediate position in which the needle cap is moved rearwardly relative to the barrel to expose the needle tip and a forwardly extending portion of the needle sufficiently to allow the therapeutic fluid to be aspirated from a vial into the barrel by moving the plunger rearwardly inside the barrel after inserting the needle tip into the vial; and
wherein the needle cap is configured to be selectively moveable forwardly from the intermediate position back to the pre-use position following aspiration to recap and protect the needle and needle tip pending injection of the therapeutic fluid; and
wherein the needle cap is configured to be moveable forwardly from the pre-use position to a final position in which the needle cap is completely released and removed from the barrel to fully expose the needle forwardly of the barrel prior to injecting the aspirated therapeutic fluid by expelling the therapeutic fluid from the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,963

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor executing the instructions stored in the memory;
wherein the instructions are executed to:
perform communication with a communication apparatus by a first communication method;
perform communication with the communication apparatus by a second communication method different from the first communication method;
obtain, from the communication apparatus, first information relating to a network connection in the communication apparatus using the first communication method; and
hold the obtained first information in the at least one memory, wherein
in a case where the information processing apparatus cannot communicate with the communication apparatus by the first communication method using the first information that is held in the at least one memory, obtain, from the communication apparatus and via communication using the second communication method, second information relating to the network connection in the communication apparatus using the first communication method; and
in a case where the obtained second information is different from the first information that is held in the at least one memory, transmit, to the communication apparatus and via communication using the second communication method, the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,991

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from a power source to an electrical load, the load control device configured to receive an input voltage from the power source, the load control device comprising:a power converter configured to generate a bus voltage;
a load regulation circuit configured to receive the bus voltage and to control the power delivered to the electrical load;
a rectifier circuit configured to receive the input voltage from the power source, the rectifier circuit configured to rectify the input voltage to generate a rectified voltage and provide the rectified voltage to the power converter when the input voltage is an AC voltage, the rectifier circuit further configured to pass through the input voltage to the power converter when the input voltage is a DC voltage, the rectifier comprising first and second input terminals, first and second output terminals, a first controllable switching circuit, and a second controllable switching circuit, the first and second switching circuits rendered non-conductive when the input voltage is an AC voltage and rendered conductive when the input voltage is a DC voltage; and
a control circuit configured to control the load regulation circuit to control the power delivered to the electrical load, the control circuit configured to operate in an AC mode when the input voltage is an AC voltage and in a DC mode when the input voltage is a DC voltage;
wherein the control circuit is configured to disable the power converter when operating in the DC mode.

US Pat. No. 10,397,947

ADAPTIVE WAVEFORM SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for adaptive waveform selection for signal transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:analyzing, by a wireless device of the wireless communication system, at least one attribute of a wireless communication associated with a random access procedure, the at least one attribute including at least one of: system information present in a broadcast downlink message, information in a random access response message, a physical random access channel (PRACH) sequence used for initial access, and a measurement made by the wireless device; and
determining a waveform to use for at least one uplink random access message transmission associated with the random access procedure, wherein the determining is based on the analyzed at least one attribute, wherein the waveform is one from a plurality of waveforms for uplink signal transmissions, wherein the at least one uplink random access message includes a third message to be transmitted after receiving a random access response message, wherein the determining the waveform to use for the at least one uplink random access message transmission includes determining a waveform to use for the third message, and wherein the plurality of waveforms comprise a single-carrier frequency division multiplexing (SC-FDM) waveform design and an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform design.

US Pat. No. 10,398,060

DISCRETE COOLING MODULE

Amazon technologies, Inc....

1. A system for storing data, comprising:a rack;
one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, a data storage module of the one or more data storage modules comprising:
a chassis that partially bounds a chassis interior such that the chassis encompasses a front end, opposing side ends, and a bottom end of the chassis interior;
two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis; and
one or more mass storage devices coupled to at least one of the backplanes within the chassis interior; and
a discrete cooling module configured to, when coupled to the chassis, enable discrete cooling of the one or more mass storage devices in the chassis of the data storage module, the discrete cooling module comprising:
at least one air moving device coupled to an air cover, wherein when the discrete cooling module is coupled to the chassis, configuration of the air cover determines a position of the at least one air moving device relative to the chassis;
the at least one air moving device configured to induce an airflow through the chassis interior of the data storage module, such that the airflow removes heat from at least one heat producing component of each of the one or more mass storage devices in the chassis interior; and
the air cover configured to:
bound at least a portion of a top end of the chassis interior that is unbounded by the chassis and direct the airflow through the chassis interior to enable the discrete cooling, and extend above the one or more mass storage devices, between a first vertically-oriented plane defined by an inlet end of the chassis and a second vertically-oriented plane defined by an exhaust end of the chassis when coupled with the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,398,057

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

1. A fixing system, comprising: at least one fixing unit, at least one mounting element for holding the at least one fixing unit, the mounting element having at least one reception region for the reception of at least one part of the at least one fixing unit, the mounting element fixing the at least one fixing unit in at least one first direction and in at least one second direction being oriented at least substantially antiparallel to the first direction, the reception region having at least one insertion region for the insertion of the at least one part of the at least one fixing unit and at least one holding region for holding the at least one part of the at least one fixing unit in at least one mounted state, the insertion region having a greater extension in at least one longitudinal extension direction of the reception region than the holding region, wherein the insertion region projecting, in the longitudinal extension direction of the reception region, beyond the holding region on both sides.

US Pat. No. 10,397,962

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR SCHEDULE-BASED TELECOMMUNICATION POLICIES

Tango Networks, Inc., Ri...

1. A method, comprising:routing a communications session setup request from a mobile terminal to a carrier gateway server (GS-C) operating as at least one of a signaling system 7 (SS7) point code multiplexer or a session initiation protocol (SIP) application server, wherein the GS-C is addressed with at least one point code when acting as an SS7 point code multiplexer;
determining the communications session setup request is associated with a member of an enterprise network;
forwarding, by the carrier gateway server, the communications session setup request to an enterprise gateway server over a SIP session;
determining, by the enterprise gateway server, a communication policy exists for the member based on a member schedule stored in a schedule database and a location of the member at a current time, wherein the communication policy permits the communication session with the mobile terminal;
forwarding, by the enterprise gateway server, an instruction to the carrier gateway server to complete the session setup based on the communication policy;
applying, by the carrier gateway server the instruction to the communication session.
US Pat. No. 10,392,662

METHODS FOR ANALYZING NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM SINGLE CELLS

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A composition for multiplexed nucleic acid analysis, comprising:a plurality of beads, wherein the beads are covalently attached to a plurality of oligonucleotide tags, and wherein an oligonucleotide tag of said plurality of oligonucleotide tags comprises:
(a) a first tag sequence configured to distinguish a sample polynucleotide originating from a cell from sample polynucleotides originating from other cells; and
(b) a second tag sequence configured to distinguish said sample polynucleotide from other sample polynucleotide from the same cell and having the same sequence as said sample polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,398,064

COOLING ARRANGEMENT FOR AIR CONDITIONING AN IT ENVIRONMENT AND ESPECIALLY FOR CLIMATE CONTROL IN A DATA PROCESSING CENTER

1. A cooling arrangement for air conditioning an IT environment housed inside a building, the cooling arrangement comprising:a cooling unit housing for cooling the IT environment;
a first heat exchanger packet included with the cooling unit housing;
a first blower included with the cooling unit housing, wherein the first blower is disposed to draw air from the building into the cooling unit housing through a first housing side of the cooling unit housing, to convey air through the cooling unit housing and the first heat exchanger packet, and to blow air out of the cooling unit housing over a second housing side located opposite the first housing side;
a second heat exchanger packet for disposition outside of the building housing the IT environment;
at least one second blower for blowing air through the second heat exchanger packet;
a passive cooling circuit and a compressor cooling circuit fluidly separate from one another and both extending between the first heat exchanger packet and the second heat exchanger packet;
a condenser of the compressor cooling circuit, the condenser included in the second heat exchanger packet;
an air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet through which the liquid coolant of the passive cooling circuit is conducted; and
a recooler housing including the condenser vertically stacked on top of the air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet, such that air vertically passing through the second heat exchanger packet passes successively through the air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet and then the condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,395,772

MOBILE SUPPLEMENTATION, EXTRACTION, AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH RECORDS

Tempus Labs, Chicago, IL...

1. A method for providing an oncologist with clinical decision support information about a cancer patient whose tumor DNA has been sequenced with a next generation sequencing (NGS) system, comprising:receiving, from a mobile device, an image of a medical document comprising NGS medical information of the cancer patient;
extracting a first region from the image;
extracting NGS medical information of the cancer patient from the first region into a structured dataset;
correlating a portion of the extracted NGS medical information with summarized medical information from a cohort of patients similar to the cancer patient; and
generating, for display on the mobile device, a clinical decision support report comprising the summarized medical information.

US Pat. No. 10,393,330

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM INCORPORATING FOLDED LIGHT SHEETS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a flexible light sheet that is substantially planar in an unfolded configuration, the light sheet comprising (i) a flexible substrate having first and second opposed surfaces and (ii) a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed over the first surface of the substrate,
wherein:
the light sheet is folded along a back-to-back fold dividing a first portion of the light sheet from a second portion of the light sheet,
the first portion of the light sheet comprises a first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
the second portion of the light sheet comprises a second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
proximate the fold, (a) the first portion of the light sheet is disposed beneath the second portion of the light sheet, (b) the first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a first direction, and (c) the second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a second direction opposite the first direction, and
light is emitted by both the first and second groups of light-emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,390,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY RETRIEVABLE STENTS

ICAD ENDOVASCULAR LLC, F...

1. A stent delivery system for delivery and deploying an expandable stent comprising:a catheter;
a shaft comprising a distal end, disposed within the catheter;
an expandable stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the shaft is attached directly to the expandable stent and the shaft is disposed within the expandable stent; and
a plurality of struts disposed within the expandable stent, wherein a first end of each strut is coupled to the shaft and a second end of each strut is coupled to the expandable stent,
wherein longitudinal movement of the shaft relative to the expandable stent pulls the distal end of the expandable stent and the proximal end of the expandable stent toward one another, extends the plurality of struts radially outward, and expands the expandable stent, and
wherein the plurality of struts provide an adjustable outward radial force to an outer surface of the expandable stent.

US Pat. No. 10,398,070

SUCTION NOZZLE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A suction nozzle used in a mounting device for mounting a component on a board, comprising:an air pipe; and
a suction pad portion which has a flow path communicating with the air pipe, has a cavity portion between the suction pad portion and the component, abuts on the component, and is formed to be larger than the air pipe at a tip of the air pipe,
wherein a resistance cavity which causes resistance and decreases air flow speed when a positive pressure is applied is formed between the flow path and the cavity portion,
wherein the resistance cavity includes a first cavity having a slit shape which has a width smaller than a size of the flow path and a length longer than a size of the flow path, and a second cavity formed on a side of the cavity portion, the second cavity having a slit shape which has a sectional area larger than that of the first cavity, and
wherein the length and width are perpendicular to the flow path in the air pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,397,996

INRUSH ENERGY CONTROL FOR A LIGHT EMITTER

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An integrated light emitting diode (LED) assembly, comprising:an LED assembly member having an LED array formed thereon; and
an integrated control module (ICM) coupled to the LED assembly member, the ICM comprising a control circuit configured to control current initially applied by an external driver to the LED array in response to a control signal from a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to adaptively adjust the control signal when the external driver is replaced with a new external driver,
wherein the control circuit further comprises a variable resistor in series with the LED array, wherein the control signal is configured to control the resistance of the variable resistor when current is initially applied to the LED array to control inrush current and to monitor the peak inrush current to generate an inrush current profile for the new external driver.

US Pat. No. 10,397,969

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING BACKHAUL LINK

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

6. A base station, comprising:a processor; and
a memory for storing instructions executed by the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to:
broadcast system information to cause at least one first terminal receiving the system information to return backhaul link establishment signaling, wherein the at least one first terminal has established a first communication link with a core network;
receive the backhaul link establishment signaling returned by the at least one first terminal, the backhaul link establishment signaling being configured to indicate the at least one first terminal to establish a first backhaul link for the base station; and
send a confirmation message to the at least one first terminal to cause the at least one first terminal to establish a second communication link with the base station after receiving the confirmation message, the second communication link and the first communication link forming the first backhaul link;
wherein when the base station has established multiple backhaul links that comprise the first backhaul link, with respective first terminals that comprise the at least one first terminal, the processor is further configured to:
receive at least one data packet sent by at least one second terminal located in a coverage of the base station;
acquire a quality of service class identifier (QCI) of the at least one data packet, the QCI being configured to indicate a communication priority of the at least one data packet; and
allocate the at least one data packet to the multiple backhaul links on the basis of current remaining bandwidths of the multiple backhaul links and the QCI of the at least one data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,928

BSS COLOR ASSIGNMENT IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by a hardware processor of a computing component, the machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions to cause the hardware processor to:in a wireless local area network (WLAN) including a network graph representing radio neighbors, assign a frequency range and Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) for each radio represented in the network graph;
generate a subgraph of radios operating at the same frequency range;
for the subgraph, determine a minimum number of basic service set (BSS) colors required to assign BSS colors to the subgraph without BSS color conflict;
based on the minimum number of BSS colors, assign a default BSS color to each radio in the subgraph to avoid BSS color conflict among radios in the subgraph, wherein the instructions to cause the hardware processor to assign a default BSS color to each radio in the subgraph comprise instructions causing the hardware processor to examine a radio in the subgraph and assign a color that is not used by any neighbor radios in the subgraph to the examined radio, and repeat the examining and assigning for each radio in the subgraph until all radios in the subgraph have been assigned a color that is not used by any of their respective neighbor radios; and
based on remaining BSS colors, assign one or more alternative BSS colors to each radio in the subgraph.

US Pat. No. 10,391,395

OPERATING DEVICE

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

1. An operating device comprising:a moving member that reciprocates;
an operating portion that applies a moving force to the moving member;
a motor that applies a first force for moving forward and a second force for moving rearward to the moving member;
a position sensor that detects a position to which the moving member is moved; and
a control device that changes a rotational operation of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, wherein:
the control device changes a frequency of an operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotational speed of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, and
the control device changes an amplitude of the operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotation amount of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,999

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, A LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting controller, comprising:a detector adapted to detect an output voltage of a power source, said power source being configured to provide power to a lighting unit via a lighting driver;
a controlling unit, coupled to the lighting driver and configured to:
switch an up-converter between the power source and the lighting driver to boost an output voltage from the power source to the lighting driver, in a first condition; and
bypass said up-converter in a second condition and control the lighting driver to deliver a constant power to the lighting unit regardless of power consumption of the power source by the lighting driver, before the detected output voltage decreases to less than a first threshold, and control the lighting driver to deliver a gradually reduced power to the lighting unit after the detected output voltage decreases to less than the first threshold;
wherein said first condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a predetermined period starting at dusk, and
wherein said second condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a remaining part of the night other than the predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 10,397,966

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN A SYMBOL READER AND A SYMBOL READER CRADLE USING WIRELESS CHARGING COMPONENTS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A system comprising:a symbol reader cradle having:
a cradle housing;
a first short-range communication transceiver positioned within the cradle housing, the first short-range communication transceiver operable to maintain electronic communication via a short-range wireless communication protocol;
a first induction coil configured to generate an oscillating electromagnetic field in response to an alternating current applied across the first induction coil; and
a first controller configured to modulate the alternating current applied across the first induction coil to transmit, via the oscillating electromagnetic field, a first communication parameter related to the first short-range communication transceiver, the first communication parameter including identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver; and
a symbol reader having:
a symbol reader housing;
an imaging assembly positioned at least partially within the symbol reader housing, the imaging assembly having a field of view (FOV), the imaging assembly being configured to capture image data related to a symbol code;
a rechargeable power source configured to be electrically charged and to supply an electric charge to power the imaging assembly;
a second short-range communication transceiver positioned within the symbol reader housing, the second short-range communication transceiver operable to maintain electronic communication via the short-range wireless communication protocol;
a second induction coil configured to carry an induced current in response to being exposed to the oscillating electromagnetic field, the second induction coil being coupled to the rechargeable power source, the induced current carried through the second induction coil being used to electrically charge the rechargeable power source; and
a second controller communicatively coupled to the second short-range communication transceiver and to the second induction coil,
wherein, responsive to the symbol reader being positioned within the symbol reader cradle:
the rechargeable power source of the symbol reader is electrically charged by the induced current carried through the second induction coil;
the second controller receives the first communication parameter by detecting a modulation in the induced current carried through the second induction coil;
responsive to receiving the first communication parameter, the second controller instructs the second short-range communication transceiver to transmit, via the short-range wireless communication protocol, a radio frequency (RF) signal, the RF signal including (i) the identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver and (ii) a request to establish a bi-directional communication link with the first short-range communication transceiver;
the first short-range communication transceiver actively listens for the RF signal including (i) the identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver and (ii) the request to establish the bi-directional communication link with the first short-range communication transceiver; and
responsive to the first short-range communication transceiver receiving the RF signal, the first short-range communication transceiver and the second short-range communication transceiver establish the bi-directional communication link, the bi-directional communication link occurring via the short-range wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,393,409

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Forced Physics, LLC, Sco...

1. A system for cooling comprising:a micro channel layer; and
a gas, wherein the gas is air;
wherein the micro channel layer comprises:
a micro channel and an aligned micro channel, the micro channel layer comprising at least a first base, a second base, a first side, a second side, and a third side;
wherein the first base, the second base, the first side, and the second side are configured to form an inflow opening;
wherein the first base, the second base, the second side, and the third side are configured to form an aligned inflow opening and an aligned outflow opening;
wherein the inflow opening and the aligned inflow opening form a set of inflow openings;
wherein the outflow opening and the aligned outflow opening form a set of outflow openings;
wherein the gas is induced to flow through the micro channel and the aligned micro channel through operation of a pressure differential between a first pressure and a second pressure, the first pressure of the gas proximal to the set of inflow openings being atmospheric and the second pressure of the gas proximal to the set of outflow openings being less than atmospheric;
wherein the micro channel layer is configured to accommodate a flow of the gas from the set of inflow openings to the set of outflow openings in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a cross section of the micro channel layer;
wherein the first base and the second base are selected from a set of base materials consisting of: aluminum sheet metal, anodized aluminum, Teflon-coated aluminum, painted aluminum, copper sheet metal, graphene, and pyrolytic graphite;
wherein the first side, the second side, and the third side are selected from a set of side materials consisting of: aluminum foil, copper foil, graphene, and pyrolytic graphite;
wherein the first side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m;
wherein the second side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m; and
wherein the third side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m, and wherein the micro channel layer is formed, in part, by providing the first side, the second side, and the third side on the first base such that a channel is formed between the first side and the second side and such that an aligned channel is formed between the second side and the third side, and by providing the second base on the first side, the second side, and the third side.

US Pat. No. 10,398,065

DATA CENTER COOLING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A system for cooling a data center, the system comprising:a cooling system comprising:
a closed circuit of piping through which a coolant flows;
a coolant chilling unit, disposed as a load on the closed circuit of piping, that brings a temperature of the coolant to between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius;
an air cooling unit, disposed as a load on the closed circuit of piping, wherein the coolant flows directly from the coolant chilling unit to the air cooling unit via a continuous conduit of piping of the circuit of piping such that a path of coolant flow from the coolant chilling unit to the air cooling unit is uninterrupted by any flow control mechanism, the air cooling unit comprising:
a heat transfer surface that brings the flowing coolant into thermal contact with air in the data center, and
an air mover that cycles the air in the data center to the air cooling unit; and
a flow control mechanism, disposed on the closed circuit of piping, that controls the flow of coolant throughout the closed circuit of piping; and
a building management system comprising:
a memory medium comprising program instructions;
a bus coupled to the memory medium; and
a processor, for executing the program instructions, that when executing the program instructions causes the building management system to cause the cooling system to chill the coolant to a temperature between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius using the coolant chilling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,398,021

HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. A housing assembly for an electronic control unit, the housing assembly comprising:a printed circuit board having a first side, and a second side that is opposed to the first side, at least one of the first side and the second side supporting electrical components;
a frame portion that is disposed on one side of the printed circuit board and supports the printed circuit board, and is a rigid sheet that is formed of a first material and has an inner edge that defines a heat sink opening, the heat sink opening extending through a thickness of the rigid sheet; and
a heat sink portion that is a rigid sheet that is formed of a second material, the heat sink portion abutting the first side of the printed circuit board, the heat sink portion being disposed in the heat sink opening with a peripheral edge of the heat sink portion interlocked with the inner edge in such a way that the heat sink portion is supported by the frame portion,wherein the first material is different than the second material, and the second material is a thermally conductive plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,397,913

INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN BASE STATIONS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station:
first configuration information indicating a starting symbol parameter that is indicative of a start, in at least one subframe, of a first physical downlink control channel associated with the first base station; and
second configuration information indicating that the first physical downlink control channel is to be transmitted by the first base station in fewer than all resource blocks of the at least one subframe;
receiving, by a second base station, the first configuration information; and
transmitting, by the second base station, a second physical downlink control channel using second radio resources that are configured, based on the first configuration information, to manage overlap with first radio resources of the first physical downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,398,008

LIGHT ASSEMBLY

1. A light assembly comprising:multiple first units each having multiple light members received therein, each first unit having two ends;
multiple second units, each of the two ends of each first unit being connected and sealed with one of the multiple second unit;
each second unit including a cylindrical end member, a first control member, multiple plugs, each of the two ends of each first unit being connected with the corresponding second unit by the end member of the corresponding second unit, the end member having a first room and a second room respectively defined in two ends thereof, the first room communicating with the second room, the end member having a third room defined radially therein, the third room communicating with the first room;
the first control member received in the first room of the end member and adapted to be charged by a power source by wireless way, the first control member providing power to the light members and turning on or turning off the light members simultaneously, the first control member electrically connected to the light members by wireless way or wired way;
the second and third rooms receiving one of the multiple plugs respectively; the plugs received in the second and third rooms being female plugs respectively and electrically connected to the first control member by wireless way or by wired way;
each of the first control members being electrically connected to each other wirelessly by using a common frequency so as to control the multiple first units.

US Pat. No. 10,398,007

CONTROL MODULE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control module for a lighting fixture, the control module comprising:a front cover portion comprising a plastic lip configured to rest against a bottom edge of a metal lighting fixture;
a main printed circuit board that extends from a front side of the control module to a rear side of the control module, the main printed circuit board having a wireless communication circuit mounted thereto, the main printed circuit board comprising a loop antenna for communicating radio frequency communication signals via the wireless communication circuit, wherein the loop antenna is located on the main printed circuit board such that at least a portion of transmit/receive portions of the loop antenna are contained within the plastic lip when the control module is attached to the lighting fixture; and
a sensor printed circuit board that is attached perpendicular to the main printed circuit board to enable at least one sensing circuit mounted to the sensor printed circuit board to face the front side of the control module.

US Pat. No. 10,395,097

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A system for acquiring iris and face biometric features, the system comprising:a depth measurement sensor configured to determine a distance of an image sensor from a subject;
at least one light source; and
the image sensor, the image sensor configured to:
acquire, at a first time instant, a first image comprising a biometric feature of a face of the subject, the face illuminated by light of a first wavelength from the at least one light source set to a first intensity magnitude suitable for acquiring the first image at the determined distance; and
acquire, at a second time instant, a second image comprising a biometric feature of an iris of the subject, the iris illuminated by light of a second wavelength from the at least one light source set to a second intensity magnitude suitable for acquiring the second image at the determined distance, wherein the second time instant is within a predetermined time period of the first time instant sufficient to link the first image and the second image to the same subject.

US Pat. No. 10,398,011

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVE FILAMENT MANAGEMENT

KIMTRON, INC., Oxford, C...

1. An apparatus for managing current provided to an X-ray tube filament, comprising:a filament current provider circuit configured to provide a voltage to implement an amount of current flow in a filament, the filament current provider circuit comprising:
a voltage supply, at least one filament transformer, and a filament rectifier circuit, wherein the at least one filament transformer comprises two filament transformers, each of the filament transformers for use with a different size of filament, and wherein the filament rectifier circuit is a dual-filament rectifier circuit; and
a current manager circuit configured to:
receive a first signal from the filament current provider circuit indicating the amount of current flow in the filament;
compare the amount of current flow in the filament to a current command; and
transmit a second signal to the filament current provider circuit, instructing the filament current provider circuit to modify the voltage provided to implement the current flow in the filament such that the current flow in the filament matches the current command.

US Pat. No. 10,398,006

OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS AND MOVEABLE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An object detection apparatus comprising:a light emission unit including a light source to emit light to an object;
a light receiving unit including a light detector to receive light reflected from the object;
a signal processing unit including a signal detector to be input with an output signal of the light detector or a signal that is acquired by processing the output signal of the light detector; and
a control circuit configured to
control the light emission unit to emit light to all of a light emission region of the light emission unit, the light emission unit emitting the light at a first light emission intensity at a first emission cycle,
control the light receiving unit to receive the emitted light at the first light emission intensity at the first emission cycle reflected from the object and control the signal processing unit to process the output signal of the light detector at a first frame rate,
set at least one area in the light emission region of the light emission unit as a target area,
set at least one of a light emission condition of the light emission unit or a processing condition of the signal processing unit such that the at least one of the light emission condition or the processing condition are different between a time when the light is emitted to the target area in the light emission region and a time when the light is emitted to a background area in the light emission region so as to enhance a signal-to-noise ratio of the output signal of the light detector by at least one of
setting the light emission unit to emit the light at a second emission intensity that is higher than the first light emission intensity,
setting the light emission unit to emit the light at a second emission cycle that is shorter than the first emission cycle, and
setting the signal processing unit to process the output signal of the light detector at a second frame rate lower than the first frame rate, and
calculate a distance of each of pixel areas of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,397,964

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus which communicates with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:a storage that stores history information which contains an identifier of a cell which the terminal apparatus visited;
detector circuitry that detects a number of cell changes made during an evaluation time; and
radio resource control circuitry that notifies the base station apparatus of a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection setup complete message which includes first information and second information, wherein
the first information indicates a mobility state which is one of a normal-mobility state, a high-mobility state, and a medium-mobility state, the mobility state relating to the number of cell changes made during the evaluation time,
the second information relates to the history information,
the terminal apparatus receives the evaluation time from the base station apparatus, and
the terminal apparatus reports the mobility state to the base station apparatus in accordance with a RRC message from the base station apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,397,924

ROBUST DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION WITH FLEXIBLE RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

7. A wireless device, comprising:an antenna;
a radio coupled to the antenna; and
a processing element coupled to the radio;
wherein the wireless device is configured to:
receive first downlink control information from a base station, wherein the first downlink control information includes an indication of a first resource assignment for the wireless device, wherein the first resource assignment includes a first bandwidth at a first time;
communicate data with the base station according to the first resource assignment at the first time;
receive second downlink control information from the base station, wherein the second downlink control information includes an indication of a second resource assignment for the wireless device, wherein the second resource assignment includes a second bandwidth at a second time, wherein the second bandwidth includes a different amount of bandwidth than the first bandwidth;
communicate data with the base station according to the second resource assignment at the second time.

US Pat. No. 10,393,862

TRAILER ESTIMATION WITH ELEVATION ENHANCED SENSING

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A trailer-detection system configured to determine a size of a trailer towed by a host-vehicle, said system comprising:a radar-sensor used to determine a range, an azimuth-angle, and an elevation-angle of a radar-signal reflected by targets associated with a trailer towed by a host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the radar-sensor, said controller configured to determine a size of the trailer towed by the host-vehicle based on the range, the azimuth-angle, and the elevation-angle of the radar-signal;
the controller further configured to determine a trailer-type based on the radar-signal; wherein
the trailer-type includes an enclosed-trailer, a utility-trailer, a utility-trailer-loaded, and a travel-trailer;
the controller further configured to define a three-dimensional trailer-boundary characterized as occupied by the trailer and thereby exclude the trailer from the zone proximate to the host-vehicle where objects are detected.
US Pat. No. 10,392,609

HYDROLYSIS OF MANNOSE-1-PHOSPHO-6-MANNOSE LINKAGE TO PHOSPHO-6-MANNOSE

Oxyrane UK Limited, Manc...

1. A method for uncapping a mannose-6-phosphate residue on an oligosaccharide, said method comprisinga) providing said oligosaccharide having a mannose-1-phospho-6-mannose linkage; and
b) contacting said oligosaccharide with a mannosidase capable of hydrolyzing said mannose-1-phospho-6-mannose residue to phospho-6-mannose, wherein said mannosidase is a member of glycosyl hydrolase family 92 and wherein said mannosidase does not contain a catalytic acid residue capable of protonating the anomeric oxygen, and
wherein said mannosidase comprises an amino acid sequence having (i) a GVGXXGXGG motif where X is Gly, Ala, Ser, Thr, or Cys; (ii) a VRXE motif, where X is any amino acid other than Pro; (iii) an X1YQGX2 motif, where X1 is Leu, Ile, Val, Ala, Phe, Tyr or Met, and X2 is Thr, Ser, or Asn; and (iv) GDXGN, where X can be any amino acid other than Pro, and
wherein said mannosidase comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to residues 1 to 774 of SEQ ID NO:50 or an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO: 50.

US Pat. No. 10,398,068

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electromagnetic shielding sheet, comprising:electrically conductive carbon;
a soft magnetic powder; and
a base material made from a resin in which a filler including the conductive carbon and the soft magnetic powder has been mixed,
wherein an electrically conductive carbon volume ratio is 2.0 to 10.0 vol %, and a soft magnetic powder volume ratio is 15.0 to 25.0%,
wherein the electrically conductive carbon is electrically conductive carbon black, fibrous carbon, or graphite fiber, and
wherein the electrically conductive carbon black is granular electrically conductive carbon black provided with a hollow shell structure.

US Pat. No. 10,398,025

PERIPHERAL END FACE ATTACHMENT OF EXPOSED COPPER LAYERS OF A FIRST PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO THE SURFACE OF A SECOND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD BY SURFACE MOUNT ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a laminate substrate having a top and a bottom areal main face (AMF), the laminate substrate having multiple layers of a non-conductive substrate material, the layers forming at least one peripheral end face (PEF) surface separating the top and bottom AMF;
conductive wiring at one or more of the multiple layers embedded within the substrate, the conductive wiring adapted for carrying signals to first PCB surface mounted devices;
the PEF surface including one or more recessed sections, wherein at each recessed section, the embedded conductive wiring at the multiple layers includes one or more conductive wire ends exposed at and coplanar with the PEF surface, the exposed conductive wire ends forming one or more separate electrical contacts across the thickness of the PEF and forming one or more continuous or multiple separate electrical contacts along a length of each conducting layer that is exposed at the PEF surface at the recessed section, the PCB adapted to be directly mounted along its PEF surface at the recessed section to an AMF surface of a second printed circuit board (second PCB) using a surface mount solder material, the one or more continuous or multiple separate electrical contacts making direct electrical and/or thermal contact to corresponding mating conducting areas on the AMF of the second PCB via the surface mount solder material.

US Pat. No. 10,398,018

COUPLING CANCELLATION IN ELECTRON ACCELERATION SYSTEMS

FAR-TECH, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A thermionic RF gun, comprising:a first RF cavity;
a second RP cavity connected to the first RF cavity along an axis;
a thermionic cathode configured to generate electrons for entry into the first RF cavity; and
a dual RF feed configured to provide input power to each of the first and second RF cavities independently, so as to generate an RF field in each of the first and second RF cavities;
wherein a length of the first RF cavity is less than 0.25 inches so as increase a launch phase ?BB at which back-bombardment occurs, thereby reducing an electron back-bombardment power of the thermionic RF gun;
wherein a center of the second RF cavity is located at a distance not more than 1.5 inches from a center of the first RF cavity, along the axis, thereby increasing an electron capture rate of the thermionic RF gun;
and
wherein an electric coupling between the first and second RF cavities is cancelled out by a magnetic coupling between the first and second RF cavities, so that a phase of the RF field in the first RF cavity is controllable independently of a phase of the RF field in the second RF cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,396,481

MEZZANINE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical contact comprising:a lead portion;
a mounting end that extends from the lead portion in a first transverse direction along a transverse direction; and
a mating end that extends from the lead portion in a second transverse direction that is opposite the first transverse direction, wherein the mating end includes first and second arms that are spaced from each other along a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the transverse direction,
wherein the mating end defines a first projection that extends from the first arm in a first lateral direction along the lateral direction, and a second projection that extends from the second arm in a second lateral direction that is opposite the first lateral direction, and the first and second projections are sized and configured to receive an insertion force that drives the electrical contact into a dielectric connector housing so as to secure the electrical contact in the connector housing,
wherein at least a portion of the electrical contact defines a pair of opposed outer edges and a pair of opposed broadsides that are longer than the opposed edges;
wherein the first projection extends out from an inner edge of the first arm opposite one of the outer edges of the electrical contact at the first arm;
wherein the second projection extends out from an inner edge of the second arm opposite the other of the outer edges of the electrical contact at the second arm; and
wherein the first and second projections are disposed closer to a first point at which the first and second arms meet, along the transverse direction, than to a second point at which at least one of the first and second arms terminates.

US Pat. No. 10,391,336

IMAGE GUIDED RADIOTHERAPY WITH ADJUSTED ANGULAR RANGE OF SOURCE

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. An apparatus comprising:a radiotherapy delivery apparatus comprising:
a radiation source configured to emit a beam of radiation, the radiation source being rotatable around an axis intersecting the beam and having a first range of rotation;
an imaging device configured to detect a patient position; and
a control unit for controlling the radiation source and the imaging device; and
a treatment planning computer configured to:
receive a first image of a patient;
receive parameters defining the operations of the radiotherapy delivery apparatus, wherein the parameters include a predefined available range of rotation for the radiation source, wherein the predefined available range is equal to the first range less a first nonzero angle; and
generate a treatment plan for the patient based on the first image and the received parameters;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
receive a second image of the patient from the imaging device;
determine, by comparing the first image and the second image, a rotation of the patient relative to the axis; and
compensate for the patient rotation by rotating the radiation source by a rotation equal to the rotation of the patient when an amount of the rotation is less than the first nonzero angle.

US Pat. No. 10,398,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING DISPLAY BOWING

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An apparatus for preventing bowing of an electronic display comprising:a housing;
a cover panel, wherein the electronic display is located behind said cover panel;
a backlight located behind said electronic display; and
a closed loop pathway for circulating gas comprising:
a first gas pathway located between said cover panel and the electronic display;
a backlight cavity located between the electronic display and the backlight; and
a second gas pathway located behind the backlight;
wherein the closed loop pathway is configured to cause the pressure of circulating gas in the backlight cavity to be lower than the circulating gas in the first gas pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,397,925

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BUFFER STATUS REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of supporting a direct communication between mobile devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a first mobile device and from an evolved NodeB (eNB), configuration information associated with a direct data transmission to one or more mobile devices, the configuration information comprising information of a resource selection mode for a direct data transmission, the information of a resource selection mode indicating a resource pool from which the first mobile device selects a resource for a direct data transmission to a second mobile device;
identifying, based on a discovery procedure, target identities of a plurality of target mobile devices including the second mobile device;
mapping a target identity of the second mobile device, among the plurality of target mobile devices, to a first group identity, and mapping a target identity of a third mobile device, among the plurality of target mobile devices, to a second group identity;
generating a radio resource control (RRC) message to be transmitted to the eNB, the RRC message comprising information of the target identity of the second mobile device and information of the target identity of the third mobile device;
transmitting the RRC message to the eNB;
generating a MAC-layer message to be transmitted to the eNB, the MAC-layer message comprising a first field that indicates mapping information between the first group identity and the target identity of the second mobile device and a second field that indicates mapping information between the second group identity and the target identity of the third mobile device; and
transmitting the MAC-layer message to the eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,397,762

INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., ...

1. A base station for forming part of a mobile radio network, the base station comprising:circuitry including at least a transceiver and a processor, the circuitry configured to:
provide each of associated mobile communications devices of a group with one of a set of predefined sequences of data for use in forming a random access burst for transmission in a random access channel of a wireless access interface, the set of predefined sequences being uniquely associated with the group;
transmit a signaling message in response to the random access burst, using a unique data sequence which is used to form the random access burst received from one of the associated mobile communications devices;
receive sensor data from each of the associated mobile communications devices of the group via the mobile radio network using an identifier that is common to all the associated mobile communications devices of the group;
arrange one of the associated mobile communication devices of the group as a master communications device;
process a request for communications resources from the master communications device of the associated mobile communication devices of the group;
respond to the request to establish a communications bearer using the identifier; and
establish a communication session for the group in response to receiving signaling information including the identifier from the master communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,395,291

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING A COLLECTION OF EDITORIAL CONTENT

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A method, performed by one or more computing devices, for delivering browsable content over a computer network, said method comprising:receiving, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a query for a content item based on identification of at least one of a product and a service, the content item including at least one editorial review describing one of the product and the service;
aggregating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a first plurality of related content items, each content item in the first plurality of related content items having at least one attribute in common with the content item;
transmitting, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, for display on one of the computing devices the content item in a first user interface portion and at least two content items in the first plurality of related content items in a second user interface portion adjacent to the first user interface portion;
providing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, one or more browsing user interface controls on one of the computing devices configured to allow the user to navigate among the first plurality of related content items without selecting one of the content items;
providing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a selection user interface control on one of the computing devices configured to facilitate selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of related content items;
receiving, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of related content items;
aggregating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a second plurality of related content items in response to receiving the selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of content items, each content item in the second plurality of related content items having at least one attribute in common with the selected content item; and
transmitting, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, for display on one of the computing devices the selected content item in the first user interface portion and at least two content items in the second plurality of related content items in the second user interface portion.

US Pat. No. 10,397,918

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource allocation method, comprising:when a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 2x resource needs to be allocated to a user equipment (UE), obtaining a multiplexing degree value of a format 2x resource block (RB) in a current cell to which the UE belongs, selecting a format 2x RB with a lowest multiplexing degree value in the current cell, and when multiple format 2x RBs in the current cell have the lowest multiplexing degree value, selecting one of the multiple format 2x RBs, wherein the multiplexing degree value of the format 2x RB identifies a quantity of used resource indexes on the format 2x RB, wherein the PUCCH format 2x includes a format 2, a format 2a and a format 2b; and
allocating, to the UE, a PUCCH format 2x resource on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, by:
determining whether an available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on an occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value; and
when the available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on the occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on the occupied resource index; and
when no available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on the occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on an unoccupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, by determining a next unoccupied target resource index according to a predetermined distance interval between resource indexes on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, and allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on the target resource index.

US Pat. No. 10,397,827

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DSME NETWORK FLUCTUATION IN INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Pusan National University...

1. A method of managing deterministic and synchronous multi-channel extension (DSME) network fluctuations in an industrial wireless sensor network, the method comprising:measuring a network congestion rate on the basis of a number of times an association request message is received and a number of times carrier sensing is performed;
continuously collecting DSME-guaranteed time slot (GTS) allocation information using coordinators;
determining whether to maintain DSME-GTSs by determining whether to maintain or collect DSME-GTSs on the basis of collected network information;
determining whether to reallocate slots by checking whether data is received without collision from two nodes to which a slot is redundantly allocated and transmitting a DSME-GTS expiration request to a sensor node for reallocation of empty slots; and
synchronizing a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and the coordinators with each other even in DSME by applying time slot relaying-based beacon synchronization to DSME and transmitting a beacon in a slot of a subsequent superframe excluding a first slot of a multi-superframe in which an enhanced beacon is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,935

RADIO LINK FAILURE HANDLING FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

11. An apparatus of a first evolved Node-B (eNB), the apparatus comprising processing circuitry coupled to memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a radio resource control (RRC) indication from a user equipment (UE) that a connection between the UE and a second eNB has experienced a radio link failure (RLF), the UE in a dual connectivity state with the first eNB and the second eNB; and
encode a configuration message for transmission to the UE, to release a secondary cell group of the second eNB and suspend at least one radio bearer, the at least one radio bearer used prior to being suspended by the second eNB to communicate with the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,927

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COEXISTENCE WITH LICENSED ENTITIES USING POWER MODIFICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus configured for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
identify a location of the apparatus;
obtain spectrum usage data from a database, the spectrum usage data indicating a licensed entity licensed within an area including the location of the apparatus to communicate across a first sub-band of frequencies within a frequency band, the frequency band including a plurality of channels each having a fixed width;
determine a modified transmission power using the spectrum usage data, the modified transmission power configured to reduce interference with the licensed entity on the first sub-band; and
conduct wireless transmissions on at least one of a first set of one or more of the plurality of channels containing the first sub-band or an adjacent channel that is adjacent to the first set of channels at the modified transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,397,684

WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A wireless speaker system comprising:a first wireless earphone comprising:
a first speaker; and
a wireless transceiver configured to receive timestamped audio source data from an audio source device, generate a synchronization delay based on the timestamped audio source data, transmit the audio source data and synchronization delay, and decompress the timestamped audio source data for playback through the first speaker; and
a second wireless earphone comprising:
a second speaker; and
a wireless transceiver configured to receive the time-stamped audio source data and the synchronization delay from the first wireless earphone and decompress the timestamped audio source data for playback through the second speaker;wherein:an inherent latency of the wireless speaker system is less than about 500 ms; and
the synchronization delay is greater than or equal to the inherent latency of the wireless speaker system.

US Pat. No. 10,393,307

MULTI-CAVITY, SHRINKABLE SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members, comprising:a single piece, monolithic wall of interlaced yarn extending lengthwise between opposite ends of the sleeve, said wall including a plurality of circumferentially continuous, tubular wall sections extending lengthwise between said opposite ends, adjacent tubular wall sections being fixed in laterally spaced relation from another by an intervening single layer section having a plurality of lengthwise extending yarns interlaced with a plurality of circumferentially extending yarns, at least some of said yarn within each said tubular wall section being heat-shrinkable yarn, each said tubular wall section being heat-shrinkable from a first, diametrically enlarged assembly state to a second, diametrically constricted state about a corresponding elongate member contained therein.

US Pat. No. 10,397,990

MICROWAVE OVEN AND THAWING CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE SAME

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A thawing control method for a microwave oven, wherein the microwave oven comprises a microwave generator, the method comprises:detecting temperatures of a plurality of temperature detecting points on food in the microwave oven;
controlling the microwave generator to start, and thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food;
wherein thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food comprises:
thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food, to maintain the temperature of the food between ?3° C.-0° C.;
wherein the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food are detected by an infrared temperature sensor disposed in the microwave oven, the infrared temperature sensor comprises M infrared temperature sensing probes, and the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food are detected by N infrared temperature sensing probes, where N and M are positive integers, and N is less than or equal to M;
wherein thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food, to maintain the temperature of the food between ?3° C.-0° C. comprises:
thawing the food with a first firepower level, wherein the first firepower level is 30%-60% of a maximum firepower;
when 30% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are larger than ?4° C., thawing the food with a second firepower level, wherein the second firepower level is 20%-40% of the maximum firepower;
when 60% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are larger than ?4° C., thawing the food with a third firepower level, wherein the third firepower level is 30%-60% of the maximum firepower;
when 30% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are between ?3° C.-0° C., thawing the food with a fourth firepower level, wherein the fourth firepower level is 0%-30% of the maximum firepower; and
when 80% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are between ?3° C.-0° C., stopping thawing the food.

US Pat. No. 10,397,895

RANGE FINDING BASE STATION SELECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

UBTECH Robotics Corp, Sh...

1. A computer-implemented range finding base station selection method for a wireless positioning system, wherein the wireless positioning system comprises a server, a plurality of base stations, and one or more tags communicating with each other in a wireless manner, the method comprising executing on a processor of the server in the wireless positioning system the steps of:obtaining a first base station group, wherein the first base station group comprises a plurality of base stations have been successfully finding range with respect to a pending tag;
determining whether a first distance between every two base stations in the first base station group being less than a first preset value, and discarding any one of the two base stations in the first base station group having the first distance less than the first preset value to obtain a second base station group;
determining whether horizontal projections of every three base stations in the second base station group are in a straight line, in response to an amount of the base stations in the second base station group being not less than a first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the three base stations in the second base station group having the horizontal projections in the straight line to obtain a third base station group;
obtaining a second distance of each base station in the third base station group to the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the third base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the base stations in the third base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the second distance and a pie-stored third distance exceeding a first preset range to obtain a fourth base station group wherein the pre-stored third distance is a distance of the base station to the pending tag in a previous frame;
obtaining a predicted distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a predicted coordinate of the pending tag in a current frame based on the predicted coordinate and obtaining a real distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a real coordinate of the pending tag in the current frame based on the real coordinate, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fourth base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount;
discarding any one of the base stations in the fourth base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the predicted distance and the real distance being exceeding a second preset range to obtain a fifth base station group; and
determining the base stations in the fifth base station group as range finding base stations for positioning the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fifth base station group being equal to the first preset base station amount.

US Pat. No. 10,398,031

INTEGRATING JOSEPHSON AMPLIFIERS OR JOSEPHSON MIXERS INTO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:one or more board layers; and
a first chip cavity formed within the one or more board layers, wherein a first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer is disposed within the first chip cavity;
wherein the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer comprises at least one port, each port connected to at least one connector disposed on at least one of the one or more board layers;
wherein at least one of the one or more board layers comprises a circuit trace formed on the at least one of the one or more board layers;
a first cover and a second cover;
the first cover operable to mount or enclose the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer, wherein the first cover is disposed on a first external layer of the one or more board layers; and
the second cover operable to enclose the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer, wherein the second cover is disposed on a second external layer of the one or more board layers.

US Pat. No. 10,397,985

PLASTICS REAR WINDOW HAVING A REAR WINDOW HEATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A rear window of a motor vehicle, said rear window comprising:a plastic window pane body having grooves at at least one of two large faces, the grooves each having a flank angle with respect to the plane of the window pane body of approximately 45° to 65°; and
strip conductors at least partially filling each of said grooves and forming a rear window heater;
wherein the strip conductors are an electrically conductive paste; and wherein the strip conductors are imprinted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,955

UPLINK PPDU TRANSMISSION

FRONTSIDE, Seongnam (KR)...

1. A method for uplink transmission in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:establishing, by a station, a connection with an access point (AP);
receiving, by the station, information about a first basic service set (BSS) color identifying a BSS managed by the AP;
receiving, by the station, a first physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU), the first PPDU including a second BSS color and a first duration field;
comparing, by the station, the first BSS color and the second BSS color to determine whether or not the received first PPDU is from the AP; and
when the second BSS color matches with the first BSS color and the first PPDU requests a transmission of a second PPDU, transmitting, by the station, the second PPDU to the AP as a response to the first PPDU, the second PPDU including a second duration field,
wherein the first duration field of the first PPDU indicates an estimated time required to transmit the second PPDU,
wherein the second PPDU does not include any frame that solicits a control response frame to be sent by the AP when a value of the second duration field is set to zero, and
wherein the control response frame includes an acknowledgement frame for acknowledging the second PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,398,069

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic component, the method comprising:inserting a plurality of multilayer chips into a plurality of cavities formed in a pallet, respectively, the plurality of multilayer chips each including a laminated body having a plurality of ceramic layers and a plurality of internal electrode layers;
aligning the plurality of multilayer chips by moving each of the plurality of multilayer chips to one of inner wall surfaces that form the cavities;
providing a liquid repellent film that repels a conductive ink on an upper surface of the pallet;
applying the conductive ink to ends of the plurality of aligned multilayer chips, and the liquid repellent film on the upper surface of the pallet; and
drying the applied conductive ink to form external electrodes on the plurality of multilayer chips
wherein in the applying step, the conductive ink which adheres to the upper surface of the pallet in the application is guided into the cavities or a region of the upper surface of the pallet, the region being a region without the liquid repellent film provided.

US Pat. No. 10,398,017

ACCELERATING CAVITY AND ACCELERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An accelerating cavity comprising:a housing having an inner peripheral surface in a tubular shape and conductivity on a surface; and
a plurality of cells provided inside the housing and each made of a dielectric including, at a central part, an opening through which a charged particle passes, wherein
the housing includes a barrel portion having a tubular shape and end plates installed at both ends of the barrel portion, the plurality of cells are disposed in a range extending from the end plate on one end side of the housing to the end plate on the other end side, and
each cell includes:
a cylindrical barrel portion having a diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the barrel portion of the housing; and
a plate portion provided inside of the cylindrical barrel portion to be fixed to the cylindrical barrel portion, and disposed such that a plate surface is orthogonal to a passing axis of the charged particle, and provided with the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,397,919

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF A VIRTUAL CARRIER BASED ON UE CAPABILITIES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device that communicates with a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit unlink data to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface;
a receiver configured to receive downlink data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, wherein
the wireless access interface provides a plurality of communications resource elements across a host frequency bandwidth, and
the plurality of communications resource elements includes, within the host frequency bandwidth, a first section of communications resource elements forming a first virtual carrier containing a first frequency bandwidth, the first virtual carrier for allocation to reduced capability devices and including a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) portion common to a plurality of reduced capability devices and a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) portion allocated exclusively for use by another communications device, and the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth which is greater than the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth; and
processing circuitry configured to control the transmitter transmit, to the mobile communications network, a relative capability of the receiver to receive the downlink data via the wireless access interface, the relative capability including an indication of a relative bandwidth of the receiver to receive signals within the host frequency bandwidth, the relative bandwidth being greater than the first frequency bandwidth and smaller than the host frequency bandwidth, wherein
the receiver receives, from the mobile communications network in response to the indication an allocation of communications resource elements, the allocation of communications resource elements by the PDCCH of the first virtual carrier including communications resource elements which are outside the first frequency bandwidth and that form a second virtual carrier including a second PDSCH portion allocated exclusively for use by the communications device, but within the relative bandwidth of the receiver, and which encompass the first frequency bandwidth,
the first virtual carrier abuts the second virtual carrier in bandwidth, and
the second PDSCH portion of the second virtual carrier is larger in time within a subframe than the first PDSCH portion of the first virtual carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,395,953

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE FOR LAYERED HEATERS

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A heater assembly for use in semiconductor processing comprising:an application substrate being an austenitic stainless steel material;
a bonding layer;
a heater substrate secured to the application substrate by the bonding layer and by a thermal bonding process, the heater substrate being a molybdenum material; and
a functional layer being a first dielectric layer including an alumina material and disposed onto the heater substrate by a layered process,
wherein the heater substrate defines a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is matched to a coefficient of thermal expansion of the functional layer.

US Pat. No. 10,394,261

VOLTAGE REFERENCE GENERATOR AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MAGNITUDE OF A VARIATION OF AN OUTPUT VOLTAGE OF A VOLTAGE REFERENCE GENERATOR

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND,...

1. A voltage reference generator comprising:a voltage reference;
a variable gain amplifier connected to an output terminal of the voltage reference;
a sampling capacitor connected to an output terminal of the voltage reference generator and further connected to an output terminal of the variable gain amplifier via a sampling switch of the voltage reference generator, said sampling switch being adapted to alternate between a closed state and an open state, wherein the closed state spans a first portion of a switching period of said sampling switch, and the open state spans a second portion of the switching period; and
a ripple monitor adapted to estimate a magnitude of a variation of an output voltage of the voltage reference generator resulting from the sampling switch alternating between the closed state and the open state, and to, based on the estimate, perform one of:
control of the sampling switch to reduce a switching frequency of the sampling switch to increase the magnitude of the variation of the output voltage, and
control of the sampling switch to increase the switching frequency, to decrease a the magnitude of the variation of the output voltage,
wherein the ripple monitor includes a monitor capacitor connected to the output terminal of the variable gain amplifier via a monitor switch, said monitor switch being adapted to close during a first portion of a switching period of the monitor switch, and the monitor switch being adapted to open during a second portion of the switching period.

US Pat. No. 10,397,988

ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES IN A CARRIER FOR MICROWAVE HEATING

915 Labs, LLC, Centennia...

1. A carrier and article system for transporting a plurality of articles on a convey line of a microwave heating system, said carrier and article system comprising:a frame configured to engage said convey line;
an upper support structure and a lower support structure coupled to said frame and defining a cargo volume therebetween; and
a plurality of articles received in said cargo volume, wherein each of said plurality of articles includes a top and a bottom, with a length of the top of each article in a first direction being greater than a length of the bottom in the first direction,
wherein said plurality of articles includes a first article and a second article arranged in said cargo volume such that the first article is oriented top up with the bottom of the first article contacting the lower support structure, the second article is oriented top down with the top of the second article contacting the lower support structure, and the first article overlaps horizontally with the second article.

US Pat. No. 10,395,140

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON CNN USING 1×1 CONVOLUTION TO BE USED FOR HARDWARE OPTIMIZATION, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a CNN, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training image is acquired, (i) instructing one or more convolutional layers to generate at least one initial feature map by applying one or more convolution operations to the training image, (ii) instructing an RPN to generate one or more proposals corresponding to each of one or more objects in the training image by using the initial feature map, and (iii) (iii-1) instructing a pooling layer to apply one or more pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the proposals, on the initial feature map, to thereby generate pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing a first transposing layer to concatenate each of pixels, per each of the proposals, in each of corresponding same locations on the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, to thereby generate an integrated feature map, or (iii-2) instructing the pooling layer to apply the pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the proposals, on the initial feature map, to thereby generate the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing the pooling layer to concatenate each of the pixels, per each of the proposals, in each of the corresponding same locations on the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, to thereby generate the integrated feature map;
(b) the learning device instructing a first 1×1 convolutional layer to apply a 1×1 convolution operation to the integrated feature map, to thereby generate a first adjusted feature map whose volume is adjusted, and instructing a second 1×1 convolutional layer to apply the 1×1 convolution operation to the first adjusted feature map, to thereby generate a second adjusted feature map whose volume is adjusted; and
(c) the learning device (c1) (i) instructing a second transposing layer to divide the second adjusted feature map by each of the pixels, to thereby generate pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing a classifying layer to generate object class information on each of the proposals by using the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, or (ii) instructing the classifying layer to divide the second adjusted feature map by each of the pixels, to thereby generate the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing the classifying layer to generate the object class information on each of the proposals by using the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, (c2) instructing a detecting layer to generate object detection information corresponding to the objects in the training image by referring to the object class information and the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and (c3) instructing a detection loss layer to calculate one or more object detection losses by referring to the object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the second 1×1 convolutional layer, the first 1×1 convolutional layer, and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the object detection losses.

US Pat. No. 10,390,837

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

RenalPro Medical, Inc., ...

1. A device for preventing acute kidney injury from contrast agent introduced into vasculature of a subject, the device comprising:a catheter shaft comprising proximal portion and a distal portion;
an occlusive element disposed on the proximal portion; and
at least one longitudinal position indication feature on the occlusive element,
wherein the occlusive element has an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, is sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft, and
wherein the distal portion is configured to remain outside a body of the subject when the proximal portion is positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject,
wherein the occlusive element comprises a first expandable member disposed on a first lateral side of the proximal portion and a second expandable member disposed on a second lateral side of the proximal portion, the first and second expandable members being disposed in parallel about the catheter shaft, and
wherein the first and second expandable members have an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, are sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,398,020

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a heat generator;
a circuit board, which has a conduction path, and to which the heat generator is mounted;
a heat dissipating member arranged facing the circuit board;
an insulating film arranged in a region that is overlapped by the heat generator between the circuit board and the heat dissipating member;
an adhesive or sticky first heat conductor that is arranged between the circuit board and the insulating film and is in contact with the circuit board and the insulating film; and
an adhesive or sticky second heat conductor that is arranged between the insulating film and the heat dissipating member and is in contact with the insulating film and the heat dissipating member, wherein:
the circuit board and the heat dissipating member are fixed together, and
an air layer is formed between the circuit board and the heat dissipating member in a region in which the insulating film is not arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,397,997

DIMMING CONTROLLERS AND DIMMING METHODS CAPABLE OF RECEIVING PWM DIMMING SIGNAL AND DC DIMMING SIGNAL

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A dimming controller for dimming a light-emitting device, comprising:an input node for receiving a dimming signal;
a type identifier connected to the input node, for identifying whether the dimming signal is of a first type or a second type;
a signal converter connected to the input node, for generating a first signal in response to the dimming signal, wherein the first signal is of the first type; and
a multiplexer controlled by the type identifier, having two inputs receiving the first signal and the dimming signal respectively, wherein the type identifier makes the multiplexer forward the first signal to a driver driving the light-emitting device if the dimming signal is identified as the second type, and the dimming signal to the drive if the dimming signal is identified as the first type.

US Pat. No. 10,395,640

SYSTEMS AND METHODS EVALUATING USER AUDIO PROFILES FOR CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION

nVoq Incorporated, Bould...

1. A method, performed by at least one processor, of evaluating and increasing performance of a user audio profile for speech recognition, the method comprising:(a) providing a speech recognition engine with a user audio profile to be evaluated;
(b) inputting audio of a matched audio and text pair into the speech recognition engine provided with the user audio profile, wherein the matched audio and text pair comprises the audio and a known text, and wherein the known text is provided to a user and the audio corresponds to the known text being spoken by the user;
(c) thereafter generating from the audio of the matched audio and text pair, using the speech recognition engine, an audio phoneme sequence, wherein the audio phoneme sequence comprises a first sequence of phonemes corresponding to the audio of the known text being spoken by the user;
(d) translating, the known text of the matched audio and text pair into at least one text phoneme sequence, wherein the known text has at least one pronunciation associated therewith, and wherein the at least one text phoneme sequence comprises at least one second sequence of phonemes representing the at least one pronunciation of the known text;
(e) comparing the audio phoneme sequence to the at least one text phoneme sequence to generate a phoneme error rate using a minimum edit distance between the audio phoneme sequence and the at least one text phoneme sequence;
(f) evaluating the user audio profile by using the comparison of the audio phoneme sequence to the at least one text phoneme sequence, wherein said evaluating comprises determining whether each individual phoneme of the audio phoneme sequence matches each individual phoneme of the text phoneme sequence; and
(g) remediating the user audio profile, wherein remediating the user audio profile comprises training the user audio profile, generating a new user audio profile, or a combination thereof, based at least in part on a result of the evaluating of the user audio profile; and
repeating at least steps c, e, f and g using the remediated user audio profile until the phoneme error rate is reduced, wherein the remediated user audio profile is used by the speech recognition engine to process audio from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,395,082

COVER RETENTION SYSTEM FOR DATA READER

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A data reader system comprisinga data reader housing comprising side walls enclosing an interior, one of the side walls formed with an opening;
a first connector disposed in the housing;
a cover removably attached to the housing over the opening;
connection snaps operable for retaining the cover to the housing;
a cable including a second connector adapted to be connected to the first connector,
wherein retention force of the connection snaps for retaining the cover to the housing is augmented via insertion of the second connector between the connection snaps and into connection with the first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,393,693

FLAT PLATE-TYPE OXYGEN SENSOR ELEMENT

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A flat plate-type oxygen sensor element comprising:a first electrolyte layer including a sensing electrode exposed to a target gas;
a second electrolyte layer on which a reference electrode is disposed; and
a heating unit having a heating resistor surrounded by an insulating layer and disposed between the sensing electrode and the reference electrode,
wherein the heating unit is disposed so that the heating resistor is located at a position ranging from 40 to 60% of a total height from an upper surface of the first electrolyte layer to a lower surface of the second electrolyte layer.

US Pat. No. 10,398,040

POWER ADAPTER PACKAGING

VLT, Inc., Andover, MA (...

1. An apparatus for converting power received from an input source for delivery to a load, comprising:a first printed circuit board (“PCB”) having one or more electrical terminations adapted for connection to the input source and one or more electrical terminations for connection to the load;
a power conversion module (“PCM”) having a module input and a module output, each being electrically connected to the first PCB, and power conversion circuitry adapted to convert power between the module input and the module output;
wherein at least one of the electrical connections from the module input or module output and the first PCB comprises a solder connection formed between a conductive area located on a vertical edge of the PCB and a conductive area located on a first vertical edge of the power conversion module,
wherein the vertical edges are approximately parallel to each other and the connection is located at an elevation below a top surface and above a bottom surface of the power conversion module.

US Pat. No. 10,398,001

CONTROL METHODS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA, AND CONTROLLERS

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A control method comprising:determining geometric information about respective geometries of respective housings of a plurality of light sources, wherein the geometric information comprises positions of one or more lighting elements on each of the plurality of light sources;
determining a photographic representation of an environment in which the plurality of light sources are provided;
determining spatial information about the plurality of light sources based on the geometric information and based on the photographic representation;
determining control information for the plurality of light sources based on the spatial information,
wherein determining the control information comprises mapping a lighting effect to the plurality of light sources based on the spatial information, and modulating timing and color space parameters of the plurality of light sources to smoothly span the lighting effect across the environment based on the spatial information; and
controlling the plurality of light sources based on the control information to operate sequentially, so as to create the lighting effect, wherein the lighting effect appears to travel across the plurality of light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,397,020

AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF THE MAXIMUM TOKEN HOLDING TIME IN BACNET MS/TP BUS SYSTEMS AT RUNTIME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A method for an automatic adjustment of a maximum token holding time of a first bus participant in a BACnet MS/TP bus system, the method comprising:analyzing, by the first bus participant, a data traffic in the bus system during a first time interval; and
adjusting, by the first bus participant, the maximum token holding time of the first bus participant based on an analysis of the data traffic during the first time interval,
wherein the analysis of the data traffic during the first time interval comprises determining a data transmission pattern of a second bus participant, and
wherein the data transmission pattern of the second bus participant is defined by a measured data transmission volume of the second bus participant and a distribution of the measured data transmission volume of the second bus participant over time.

US Pat. No. 10,394,242

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MANEUVERABLE PLATFORM

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a plurality of objectives relating to a maneuverable platform;
receiving maneuverable platform and obstacles data relating to at least one of: position, speed, and direction of the maneuverable platform and of obstacles;
determining, using a computer processor, a plurality of options for completing said plurality of objectives, wherein each of the plurality of options defines a distinct combination of course and speed;
calculating, for each of the plurality of options, projected positions of the maneuverable platform and of each obstacle and therefrom determining the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach and the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach;
weighing each of the options in accordance with a grading scheme, wherein said grading scheme includes an assessment of the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach with each obstacle; and, the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach;
autonomously selecting, using a computer processor, one option of the plurality of options in accordance with said grading scheme and whether a projected collision may be avoided; and,
maneuvering the maneuverable platform and commanding drive controls of the maneuverable platform to apply the autonomously selected course and speed of the option for the maneuverable platform.

US Pat. No. 10,392,275

DEIONIZING DEVICE

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A deionization apparatus comprising:a porous electrode including a porous substrate, wherein the porous substrate is formed of a non-woven fabric, a first porous nanofiber web having first pores and laminated on one surface of the non-woven fabric and a second porous nanofiber web having second pores and laminated on the other surface of the non-woven fabric, and the first porous nanofiber web and the second porous nanofiber web is formed of electrospun and accumulated nanofibers, the nanofibers being made of a polymer material;
a non-pore ion exchange membrane formed on the second porous nanofiber web;
a conductive film formed on the first porous nanofiber web, the conductive film being made of a conductive material, wherein the conductive material is coated on inner surfaces of the first pores;
a counter electrode facing and spaced from the non-pore ion exchange membrane; and
a spacer located between the non-pore ion exchange membrane and the counter electrode, and having a flow passage through which water to be treated passes,
wherein a thickness of the first porous nanofiber web and the second porous nanofiber web is thinner than that of the non-woven fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,395,819

MULTIPLE PHASE POWER CONVERTERS HAVING INTEGRATED MAGNETIC CORES FOR TRANSFORMER AND INDUCTOR WINDINGS

Astec International Limit...

1. A multiphase DC/DC power converter comprising:a magnetic core including a plurality of core sections and defining a plurality of magnetic flux paths through the magnetic core,
a plurality of winding including a plurality of transformer winding sets and a plurality of inductor windings,
each transformer winding set including a primary winding and a secondary winding wound about at least one core section of the plurality of core sections, said each transformer winding set generating magnetic flux in the magnetic core when current is applied to its primary winding and/or secondary winding, magnetic flux generated by one transformer winding set of the plurality of transformer winding sets canceling magnetic flux generated by at least one adjacent transformer winding set of the plurality of transformer winding sets,
each inductor winding wound about another core section of the plurality of core sections, said each inductor winding generating magnetic flux in the magnetic core when current is applied to said each inductor winding, magnetic flux generated by one inductor winding of the plurality of inductor windings canceling magnetic flux generated by at least one adjacent inductor winding of the plurality of inductor windings, and
a plurality of power circuits coupled to the plurality of winding.

US Pat. No. 10,394,026

HEAD-UP DISPLAY COMBINER POSITIONING AND LOCKING SYSTEM

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A combiner positioning system for a head-up display, the system comprising:a carrier including a combiner and an axle for the head-up display;
a camwheel engaging the carrier and moving the combiner between a first position and a second position; and
a locking element engaging the camwheel to permit movement of the locking element between an engaged position and a disengaged position,
wherein in the engaged position the locking element engages a portion of the axle and rigidly holds the axle against lateral movement and allows rotation of the axle; and,
wherein in the disengaged position the locking element does not engage the portion of the axle and does not restrain the axle from moving laterally.

US Pat. No. 10,393,280

SEAT VALVE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATION

Thomas Magnete GmbH, Her...

1. A seat valve actuated by an electromagnet has a valve sleeve with at least one first sealing seat, has at least one first sealing body connected in a force-fitting manner to an armature of the electromagnet, and has at least two ports, the at least two ports includes port (P) and port (TNC), for fluid flows,wherein,
in a de-energized state of the electromagnet, a fluid flow from the port (P) to the port (TNC) occurs only if a pressure difference between the port (P) and the port (TNC) exceeds a limit value (?pG), wherein the limit value (?pG) is a first pressure force of the pressure difference between the port (P) and the port (TNC) that overcomes a spring force of a spring and pushes the first sealing body out of the first sealing seat,
and in that in an energized state of the electromagnet, a fluid flow from the port (P) to the port (TNC) occurs even in the case of a pressure difference less than the limit valve (?pG) if an electromagnet force of the electromagnet together with a pressure force of the pressure difference between the port (P) and the port (TNC) overcomes the spring force of the spring, wherein a sum of the electromagnetic force and the pressure force pushes the first sealing body out of the first sealing seat,
and in that no fluid flow from the port (P) to the port (TNC) occurs if the spring force of the spring exceeds a sum of the pressure force of the pressure difference from the port (P) to the port (TNC) and of the electromagnetic force of the electromagnet, because then the first sealing body seals off in its first sealing seat.

US Pat. No. 10,392,785

CONTROL CARTRIDGE DESIGNED AS SCALDING PROTECTION VALVE

CERAMTEC GMBH, Plochinge...

1. A control cartridge for single-lever mixer taps, comprising:a housing;
a ceramic base disk provided in the housing;
a rotatable and displaceable ceramic control disk resting on the base disk in the housing;
an inlet for the cold water and hot water, respectively, and an outlet for the mixed water situated in the base disk, whereby the mixed water is diverted in the control disk and leaves the control cartridge via the outlet in the base disk:
at least one shape memory alloy (SMA) element situated on the control disk and having one end directly supported by the control disk, the at least one SMA element being configured to take on the temperature of the mixed water during operation of the control cartridge, and, upon reaching a predetermined temperature of the mixed water, to expand such that another end of the at least one SMA element is in direct contact with the housing to thereby automatically move the control disk into the closed position in which no water arrives at the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,392,034

DEVICE FOR REDUCING VIBRATIONS OF A RAIL VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GMBH, M...

1. A device for reducing vibrations of a vehicle, comprising:at least a vehicle frame;
a brake carrier of a mechanically operative brake unit; and
a suspension bracket interconnecting the at least one vehicle frame and the brake carrier and including at least one laminated suspension spring forming an elastic element connecting the at least one vehicle frame to the brake carrier, and which permits movement of the brake carrier in a transverse direction of the vehicle frame;
wherein the elastic element has a greater elasticity in the transverse direction of the vehicle frame than in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,391,869

ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. An energy conversion device for a vehicle, the energy conversion device comprising:a unit, operable in at least one mode as a generator unit for generating electrical energy and having at least one synchronous machine;
at least one energy diverting unit for diverting at least some of the electrical energy generated by said generator unit;
a detecting unit for detecting at least one kinematic parameter of the vehicle; and
at least one resistor unit;
said energy diverting unit having at least one control unit configured for selecting operating modes from a plurality of operating modes in dependence on the kinematic parameter detected by said detecting unit, wherein in each of the plurality of operating modes said at least one resistor unit provides a different resistance value.

US Pat. No. 10,391,043

EFFECT PIGMENTS WITH HIGH CHROMA AND HIGH BRILLIANCY, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. An absorbent effect pigment comprising a nonmetallic substrate in platelet form and a coating applied to the substrate, wherein the coating comprisesa) optionally a layer 1 comprising or consisting of at least one of tin oxide, tin hydroxide or tin oxide hydrate,
b) a layer 2 having a high refractive index n>1.8, the layer 2 comprising at least one of metal oxide, metal hydroxide or metal oxide hydrate, and
c) a layer 3 having a high refractive index n>1.8, the layer 3 comprising at least one of metal oxide, metal hydroxide or metal oxide hydrate,
at least one of layers 2 and 3 comprises at least two different metal ions and layers 2 and 3 are interrupted by a spacer layer, wherein the at least one spacer layer comprises connections and cavities.
US Pat. No. 10,392,390

5-HT2C RECEPTOR AGONISTS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...


US Pat. No. 10,398,058

ASSEMBLY FOR SUSPENDING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An assembly for suspending an electronic display between a first structure located above the electronic display and a second structure located below the electronic display, said assembly comprising:a housing for the electronic display;
a plurality of elongate members, each of which extends through the housing and are configured to extend from the first structure to the second structure;
a substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas positioned within the housing;
a channel extending through the housing, in thermal communication with the substantially sealed compartment, and configured to receive ambient air; and
a plurality of clamps, each of which is located within the housing and is sized to accept one of the elongate members.

US Pat. No. 10,397,896

IP ADDRESS GEO-POSITION DETECTION BASED ON LANDMARK SEQUENCING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for determining a geographical location of a target device associated with a network address used for communicating within a computer network, the method comprising:determining, for each landmark device in a set of landmark devices, a corresponding network-communication delay between the landmark device and the target device;
generating a first sequence of the set of landmark devices, wherein each landmark device is positioned in the first sequence according to the corresponding network-communication delay between the landmark device and the target device;
determining, for each landmark device in the set of landmark devices, a respective network-communication delay between the landmark device and each other landmark device in the set of landmark devices;
generating, for each landmark device in the set of landmark devices, a respective sequence of the other landmark devices in the set of landmark devices, wherein each other landmark device is positioned in the respective sequence according to the respective network-communication delay between the landmark device and the other landmark device;
generating, based on the first sequence and based on each respective sequence, a ranking of the landmark devices relative to the target device;
identifying a plurality of pairs of landmark devices in the set of landmark devices;
for each pair of landmark devices and based on the ranking, determining a boundary that divides the geographical region into a target partition and a second partition, wherein the target partition includes a first landmark device of the pair and the second partition includes a second landmark device of the pair; and
determining a first mutual-overlap area that overlaps with the target partition of each pair, wherein the first mutual-overlap area encompasses the geographical location of the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,396,671

POWER SUPPLIES HAVING POWER SWITCHES CONTROLLABLE WITH A VARYING FREQUENCY, DUTY CYCLE AND/OR PHASE TO REGULATE OUTPUTS

Astec International Limit...

1. A switched mode DC-DC power supply comprising:a power circuit having an input for receiving an input voltage, an output for providing an output voltage, and four power switches coupled between the input and the output, the four power switches arranged in a full bridge configuration, and
a control circuit coupled to the power circuit for providing a plurality of control signals to the four power switches of the power circuit during a time period when the four power switches are operational, the plurality of control signals including four control signals corresponding to the four power switches and having a variable frequency, the control circuit configured to vary the frequency of the four control signals, and to vary a parameter of only two of the four control signals to achieve zero voltage switching (ZVS) of the four power switches and regulate the output voltage,
wherein said parameter is a duty cycle or a phase of said two control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,396,455

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

AEROANTENNA TECHNOLOGY, I...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a right hand circularly polarized (RHCP) antenna;
a left hand circularly polarized (LHCP) antenna;
an RF nuller operably coupling the RHCP antenna and LHCP antenna to a balun circuit or balun component configured to operate as a difference element; and
a digital nuller operably coupled to the balun circuit or balun component,
wherein the RF nuller operates to perform coarse nulling before the balun circuit or balun component, and the digital nuller operates to perform fine nulling after the balun circuit or balun component to conduct null steering to steer a null in a direction of interference received at the antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,393,830

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, comprising:an amplifier configured to supply, based on an imaging sequence, an RF pulse to an RF coil, which generates a radio frequency magnetic field;
a capacitor bank configured to supply an electric power to the amplifier; and
processing circuitry configured to judge whether an imaging by the imaging sequence is able to be executed, based on a condition of the RF pulse in the imaging sequence and an output efficiency of the amplifier,
wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to
calculate a voltage drop in the capacitor bank, based on the condition of the RF pulse and the output efficiency of the amplifier, and judge whether the imaging is able to be executed, based on the voltage drop; and
calculate a heat loss amount in the amplifier, based on the output efficiency, and judge whether the imaging is able to be executed, based on the heat loss amount and the voltage drop.

US Pat. No. 10,391,663

ROLL FOR ROTARY CUTTER AND ROTARY CUTTER

NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD....

1. A rotary cutter comprising a cutter roll and an anvil roll, the cutter roll comprising:a barrel portion having a circumferential surface and a pair of end surfaces located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface;
a pair of shafts connected to the barrel portion and having an axis that coincides with an axis of the circumferential surface;
a cutting blade located on the circumferential surface, the cutting blade having a cutting shape; and
a pair of guide rings located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface in a longitudinal direction, the anvil roll comprising:
a barrel portion having a circumferential surface that receives the cutting blade and a pair of end surfaces located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface; and
a pair of shafts connected to the barrel portion and having an axis that coincides with an axis of the circumferential surface, at least one of the cutter roll and the anvil roll comprising:
a pair of first depressions located respectively at the pair of end surfaces of the barrel portion and each having a ring shape extending around the shaft, the pair of first depressions each having a depth direction that is parallel to the axis of the shaft;
a pair of first bearings located respectively in the pair of first depressions and each being in contact with the shaft of the first depressions, the pair of first bearings not contacting an outer wall that forms the circumferential surface; and
a pair of first bearing boxes located on an outside of the pair of first depressions and having support portions to be in contact with a support frame or a pressure mechanism, the pair of first bearing boxes supporting the respective first bearings.

US Pat. No. 10,391,383

ULTRALIGHT FRONT JAW

MARKER Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A front jaw for a touring ski binding, comprising:a) a base and
b) at least one recess or transit opening in the base;
c) two lateral sole retainers which lie opposite each other in relation to a longitudinal axis of the front jaw and comprise a boot retainer pin each and which, in a pivoted-in state, co-operate with complementary bearings formed on a ski boot, in order to define a pivoting axis for the ski boot which extends substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of the front jaw, and which can be adjusted between the pivoted-in state, in which the complementary bearings of the ski boot engage with the boot retainer pins, and a pivoted-away state in which the complementary bearings of the ski boot no longer engage with the boot retainer pins;
d) spring elements for tensioning the lateral sole retainers;
e) a tensioning lever for moving the sole retainers from the pivoted-in state to the pivoted-away state in which they release the ski boot from a downhill skiing position or a walking position; and
f) wherein the at least one recess or transit opening is covered by at least one cover made of an elastic material.
US Pat. No. 10,395,758

SEQUENCING METHODS

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method of processing a plurality of nucleic acid molecules derived from a biological sample of a subject comprising:(a) obtaining said plurality of nucleic acid molecules derived from the biological sample of said subject;
(b) using a sequencer to sequence said plurality of nucleic acid molecules to generate a set of partial sequencing reads comprising a first partial sequencing read having a first barcode sequence;
(c) while said sequencer is sequencing said plurality of nucleic acid molecules in (b), streaming said set of partial sequencing reads over a network to a sequencing analysis system remotely located with respect to said sequencer; and
(d) while said sequencer is sequencing said plurality of nucleic acid molecules in (b), using said sequencing analysis system to (i) assign said first partial sequencing read to a given group of a plurality of groups based on said first barcode sequence, (ii) correct a sequencing error identified based on a frequency of a subsequence occurring among partial sequencing reads of said given group, and (iii) assemble said first sequencing read with other reads of said set of partial sequencing reads.

US Pat. No. 10,398,010

POWER LOSS DETECTION FOR A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A device for a wireless device control system, the device powered by an AC supply, the device comprising:a zero-cross detection circuit coupled to the AC supply, the zero-cross detection circuit including a timer having a preset time, the timer reset by a zero-cross detection, and the zero-cross detection circuit detecting a loss of power of the AC supply upon the timer reaching the preset time without resetting;
a first voltage regulator including a rectifier and having an input coupled to the AC supply and an output providing a first DC supply;
a diode having a cathode and an anode, the anode coupled to the output of the first voltage regulator;
a wireless transmitter having a power input, the wireless transmitter for communicating with at least one other component of the wireless device control system; and
at least one first capacitor coupled to the cathode of the diode and to the power input of the wireless transmitter; and
wherein the at least one first capacitor provides energy storage sufficient to power the wireless transmitter for a duration long enough to transmit one message upon detecting the loss of power of the AC supply.

US Pat. No. 10,397,068

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATOR

Percept Technologies Inc,...

1. A multimedia communicator (MMC) comprising:a processing unit;
a storage device coupled to the processing unit;
a location information source coupled to the processing unit, the location information source being responsive to a plurality of locations of a corresponding plurality of objects;
at least one interface coupled to the processing unit to allow the multimedia communicator to offer a user a plurality of services;
wherein the MMC acts as a hybrid multimedia communicator in a hybrid environment,
wherein a protocol of the hybrid multimedia communicator determines partnerships between one or more cellular providers;
wherein the MMC receives location information from the location information source and provides a service responsive to the locations of the objects for a plurality of second MMCs;
wherein the location information source is a GPS location information source;
wherein the MMC accesses a database in response to the location information, combines information from the database with the location information, and controls a mobile device in response to a combination of the information from the database with the location information.

US Pat. No. 10,396,520

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A MOUNTING DEVICE

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A method for calibrating a mounting-device;said mounting-device used for automatically mounting a contact-part into a connector-housing;
said contact-part attached to an electrical line;
said connector-housing defining a cavity into which the contact-part is inserted;
said method comprising the steps of:
providing the mounting-device which comprises:
a holder for the connector-housing;
the holder having a marking-carrier attached thereto,
a positioning-device that includes a moveable-gripper;
the movable-gripper including a marking-device;
the movable-gripper configured to insert the contact-part into the connector-housing;
a camera configured to capture an image of a portion of the holder; and
a control unit in communication with the positioning-device, the camera, and the moveable-gripper, said control unit configured to:
determine a position of the cavity based on the image; and
control the positioning-device such that the moveable-gripper inserts the contact-part into the cavity;
marking a plurality of marking-points on the marking-carrier using the marking-device, wherein the moveable-gripper is sequentially positioned based on predetermined coordinates stored in the control unit;
capturing the image of the plurality of the marking-points using the camera;
determining positions of the plurality of the marking-points based on the image using the control unit;
said positions indicative of an actual insertion-position of the contact-part into the connector-housing by the moveable-gripper; and
storing the positions of the plurality of the marking-points in a memory of the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,395,892

HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS GLOW DISCHARGE METHOD

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A method for producing a steam comprising the steps of:providing a glow discharge assembly comprising:
an electrically conductive cylindrical screen having an open end and a closed end,
a flange assembly attached to and electrically connected to the open end of the electrically conductive cylindrical screen, the flange assembly having a hole with a first diameter aligned with a longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive cylindrical screen,
an electrode aligned with the longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and extending through the hole of the flange assembly into the electrically conductive cylindrical screen, the electrode having a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter of the hole,
an insulator that seals the first hole of the flange assembly around the electrode and maintains a substantially equidistant gap between the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode,
a non-conductive granular material disposed within the substantially equidistant gap, wherein (a) the non-conductive granular material allows an electrically conductive fluid to flow between the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode, and (b) the combination of the non-conductive granular material and the conductive fluid prevents electrical arcing between the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode during an electric glow discharge;
creating the electric glow discharge by: (1) connecting the first electrical connection to a DC electrical power supply such that the flange assembly and the electrically conductive cylindrical screen are an anode, (2) connecting the second electrical connection to the DC electrical power supply such that the electrode is a cathode, and (3) introducing the electrically conductive fluid into the gap; and
producing the steam using heat generated from the cathode during the electric glow discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,395,350

ADAPTIVE BACKGROUND DETECTION AND SIGNAL QUANTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Li-Cor, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A processor-implemented method of processing image data of an image to determine a signal quantification value for a signal of interest in the image data, the method comprising:identifying a first region of the image, the first region including a plurality of pixels, each pixel having a pixel intensity value, said first region including the signal of interest and a background signal component;
determining, using the image data, a total number of discrete pixel intensity values for the plurality of pixels in the first region;
calculating, for each discrete pixel intensity value, a total number of the pixels in the first region having that discrete pixel intensity value;
determining a mean value of the background signal component based on the total number of pixels for each discrete pixel intensity value;
validating a distribution of the background signal component in the first region;
calculating a signal quantification value for the signal of interest, wherein the signal quantification value represents the signal of interest with the background signal component removed; and
displaying the signal quantification value on an output device.

US Pat. No. 10,393,971

PLUGGABLE OPTICAL MODULE

Hisense Broadband Multime...

1. A pluggable optical module, comprising:a housing and an electromagnetic interference shielding clip clamped on the housing, and
a conductive member provided between the housing and the electromagnetic interference shielding clip,
wherein, when the pluggable optical module is inserted into an optical module cage, the conductive member can block a gap between the housing and the electromagnetic interference shielding clip,
wherein the electromagnetic interference shielding clip comprises a C-shaped metal sheet and a plurality of elastic metal sheets fixed on one side edge of the C-shaped metal sheet, the C-shaped metal sheet has an opening between two ends of the C-shaped metal sheet, and the two ends of the C-shaped metal sheet are folded inward to form U-shaped edges;
wherein the housing has a protruded portion having two sides opposite each other in which one side contacts one end of the C-shaped metal sheet and the other side contacts the other end of the C-shaped metal sheet, so that the protruded portion is inserted through the opening of the C-shaped metal sheet and the U-shaped edges of the two ends of the C-shaped metal sheet are respectively clamped on two sides of the protruded portion,
the U-shaped edges fit inside indentations formed in the housing adjacent to the protrusion so as to latch the C-shaped metal sheet into contact with the protrusion, and
the conductive member has a length less than or equal to a developed length of the C-shaped metal sheet except for a length of the U-shaped edges, in order to allow ends of the conductive member respectively to make contact with the two sides of the protruded portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,868

VEHICLE WITH AN ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKING SYSTEM AND BRAKE RESISTOR FOR A VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a vehicle body shell;
at least one electrodynamic braking apparatus having at least one brake resistor;
said at least one brake resistor forming a permanently closed portion of said vehicle body shell over which air flows externally during travel of the vehicle, or said at least one brake resistor being disposed in an immediate vicinity of said permanently closed portion; and
wherein said permanently closed portion is free of mechanically movable parts for influencing the airflow, and heat is conducted away from said brake resistor outwardly to the surroundings via said permanently closed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,390,778

GANTRY

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A gantry comprising:a rotating frame including an X-ray tube and an X-ray detector configured to detect X-rays emitted from the X-ray tube;
a fixing mechanism configured to support the rotating frame so as to be rotatable on a rotation axis;
a cover configured to cover the rotating frame; and
an air sending mechanism that is installed on a lateral face on an outer circumferential side of the cover with respect to the rotation axis and is configured to send air sucked in from an exterior of the rotating frame to the rotation axis side of the rotating frame, wherein
the air sending mechanism is installed so as to be offset from the rotating frame, to be tilted at a predetermined angle with respect to the rotation axis direction, and to be tilted with respect to a plane vertical to the rotation axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,397,987

INDUCTION HEATING ARRANGEMENT, METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INDUCTION HEATING ARRANGEMENT AND INDUCTION HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction heating arrangement, comprising:a first induction coil having a first diameter and being arranged in a first plane;
at least two second induction coils having at least one second diameter and being arranged in a second plane, wherein each second diameter is smaller than the first diameter;
the second induction coils being arranged around the first induction coil and each of the second induction coils partially overlapping with the first induction coil in respective overlapping regions;
a control device configured to operate either, in a first operational state, the first induction coil while not operating any of the second induction coils or, in a second operational state, at least one of the second induction coils while not operating the first induction coil; and
a plurality of guide elements for a magnetic flux operatively associated with each of said respective induction coils, each said guide element comprising ferrite, wherein all of the plurality of guide elements operatively associated with the first induction coil are arranged outside the overlapping regions, and
wherein in each said overlapping region at least one of said guide elements for the magnetic flux operatively associated with the respective second induction coil is arranged radially aligned with a centre of the first induction coil and a centre of the respective second induction coil, and at least two of said guide elements for the magnetic flux operatively associated with the respective second induction coil are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,397,759

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING INVENTORY SCAN DATA

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of collecting inventory scan data at a mobile scanner, comprising:obtaining a location identifier corresponding to a location containing a plurality of inventory tags for wireless scanning;
obtaining scan criteria corresponding to the location identifier, the scan criteria indicating at least one of a target position and a target orientation for the mobile scanner;
determining whether at least one of a current position and a current orientation of the mobile scanner match the at least one of the target position and the target orientation in the scan criteria;
when the determination is affirmative, initiating a wireless scan of the inventory tags; and
collecting and storing inventory scan data from the inventory tags responsive to initiating the wireless scan.

US Pat. No. 10,397,679

TRANSPARENT TOUCHSCREEN PARAMETRIC EMITTER

TURTLE BEACH CORPORATION,...

1. An integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel, comprising:a first transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel comprising a first base layer and a first conductive layer; and
a second transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel disposed adjacent the first transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel, the second transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel comprising a second base layer and a second conductive layer;
wherein the second transparent layer is a touchscreen for detecting the presence of a touch, while driving the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel to produce an ultrasonic audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,879

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting first information;
wherein the first information comprises at least the former two of {K first-type indexes, K1 first-type indexes, K first-type numerical values}, and the K1 first-type indexes are a subset of the K first-type indexes; the K first-type indexes are used for determining K antenna port groups respectively, and one antenna port group comprises a positive integer number of antenna ports; the UE can receive simultaneously radio signals coming from K1 antenna port groups, the K1 antenna port groups are a subset of the K antenna port groups, and the K1 first-type indexes are used for determining the K1 antenna port groups respectively; the K first-type numerical values are used for determining K channel qualities respectively, and the K channel qualities are one-to-one corresponding to the K antenna port groups; the K1 first-type indexes comprise at least one given first-type index, and a position of the given first-type index in the K first-type indexes is used for determining whether an antenna port group corresponding to the given first-type index belongs to the K1 antenna port groups; and the K is a positive integer greater than 1, and the K1 is a positive integer greater than 1 but not greater than the K.

US Pat. No. 10,395,890

ION IMPLANTATION METHOD AND ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:a multistage linear acceleration unit that includes a plurality of stages of high-frequency resonators disposed along a beam trajectory in design and configured to accelerate an ion beam transferred along the beam trajectory, and a plurality of stages of focusing lenses, each of which is disposed between each of the stages of the high-frequency resonators and is configured to cause the ion beam to converge in at least one of an x direction and a y direction orthogonal with respect to the beam trajectory to adjust a beam profile of the transferred ion beam in a plan view orthogonal with respect to the beam trajectory;
a first beam measuring unit that is disposed in the middle of the multistage linear acceleration unit, includes an electrode body disposed away from at least a vicinity of a center of the beam trajectory in the plan view orthogonal with respect to the beam trajectory, and is configured to allow passage of a beam portion adjacent to the center of the beam trajectory and measure a current intensity of another beam portion blocked by the electrode body outside the vicinity of the center of the beam trajectory;
a second beam measuring unit that is disposed downstream of the multistage linear acceleration unit and is configured to measure a current intensity of the ion beam exiting from the multistage linear acceleration unit; and
a control device configured to adjust a control parameter of the plurality of stages of focusing lenses based on measurement results of the first beam measuring unit and the second beam measuring unit such that the current intensity of the beam exiting from the multistage linear acceleration unit is equivalent to a target value.

US Pat. No. 10,395,887

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING A SURFACE OF A SAMPLE, USING A MULTI-BEAM CHARGED PARTICLE COLUMN

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT D...

1. A multi-beam charged particle column for inspecting a surface of a sample, which multi-beam charged particle column comprising:one or more emitters which are arranged for creating multiple primary charged particle beams directed along trajectories towards the surface of the sample,
an objective lens unit for focusing said multiple primary charged particle beams on said sample,
an electron-photon converter unit comprising a plurality of electron to photon converter sections, wherein at least one electron to photon converter section of said plurality of electron to photon converter sections is located next to a trajectory of a primary charged particle beam and within a distance equal to a pitch of trajectories of the primary charged particle beams at the electron-photon converter unit,
a photon transport unit for transporting light from said electron to photon converter sections to a light detector, and
an electron collection unit comprising multi aperture plates for guiding secondary electrons created in the sample upon incidence of the primary charged particle beams, towards the electron to photon converter sections of the electron-photon converter unit, wherein the electron collection unit is configured for projecting secondary electrons created in the sample by one of said primary charged particle beams to at least one of said electron to photon converter sections arranged at one side with respect to the trajectory of said one of the primary charged particle beams.

US Pat. No. 10,394,659

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE BACKUP OF MODULAR MOBILE DEVICES

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A system for backing up device data from a modular mobile device, the system comprising:a plurality of interconnected hardware modules that are configured to be attachable and removable from the modular mobile device;
electronic memory configured to store configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of interconnected hardware modules; and
a processor configured to:
monitor the configuration and
setting parameters to detect additions and modifications to the configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of interconnected hardware modules by comparing previous configurations setting parameters stored in the memory of the modular mobile device with the detected additions and modifications;
transmit the detected additions and modifications to a data storage device; and
execute a data backup indicating a current state of the configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of hardware modules.

US Pat. No. 10,393,818

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING IMPEDANCE OF AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method for characterizing electrical impedance of an energy storage device, comprising:(a) controlling a first switching power converter to transfer energy between a first battery and a second battery;
(b) controlling a second switching power converter to transfer energy between the second battery and a third battery;
(c) controlling the first switching power converter to generate a perturbation on electric current flowing through the first battery, the perturbation on the electric current flowing through the first battery including a sinusoidal component;
(d) determining an alternating current (AC) component of the electric current flowing through the first battery;
(e) determining an AC component of voltage across the first battery;
(f) determining a complex impedance of the first battery based at least in part on the AC component of the electric current flowing through the first battery and the AC component of the voltage across the first battery;
wherein:
the first, second, and third batteries are electrically coupled in series to form a string of batteries, and
determining the AC component of the electric current flowing through the first battery comprises determining the AC component from a difference between (a) an AC balancing current flowing to the first battery from the first switching power converter and (b) an AC current flowing between the string of batteries and circuitry external to the string of batteries.

US Pat. No. 10,393,417

HEAT PUMP UNIT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED VAPOR INJECTION CAPABILITIES FOR UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM LIQUID EXTRACTION

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A heat pump unit control system, comprising a heat exchanger, a compressor, a first switching element, a second switching element, an enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve, and a main circuit electronic expansion valve; wherein:a first end of the compressor is connected to a first port of the heat exchanger successively by the first switching element and the enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve;
a second port of the heat exchanger is connected to an injection end of the compressor;
an end of the first switching element in fluid communication with the compressor and a third port of the heat exchanger;
a fourth port of the heat exchanger is connected to a second end of the compressor by the main circuit electronic expansion valve; and
an end of the first switching element connected to the enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve is connected to the fourth port of the heat exchanger by the second switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,393,321

LED LIGHT BULB

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:at least one LED light source including a first LED strip and a second LED strip, each of the first LED strip and the second LED strip having a plurality of LED chips;
a driver arranged in an electrical connection with the LED light source to drive and control the LED light source to emit light;
a base electrically connecting the driver to an outside power source;
a heat sink provided to dissipate heat generated by the LED light source, comprising a supporting portion to support the LED light source; and
a housing coupled to the base to accommodate the LEI) light source, the heat sink and the driver to integrate as the claimed LED light bulb, wherein:
the first LED strip includes a first middle portion and first wings folded and positioned at two sides of the first middle portion, and the plurality of LED chips are placed on the first wings,
the second LED strip includes a second middle portion and second wings folded and positioned at two sides of the second middle portion, and the plurality of LED chips are placed on the second wings, and
the first LED strip and the second LED strip are stacked and electrically connected at the first and second middle portions.

US Pat. No. 10,391,807

POLYMER LAMINATE FOR A SECURITY AND/OR VALUABLE DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Be...

1. A document, comprising:an instrument selected from the group consisting of security documents and valuable documents, said instrument having a polymer laminate containing:
at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another and having inner side surfaces facing each other and outer side surfaces defining an exterior of the polymer laminate, said inner side surface of one of said polymer layers being a surface having a print layer adhering onto said one polymer layer absorbing light in a visible range and resulting in said inner side surface being a printed surface, said print layer being an ink coating forming at least one print region, and all of said at least one print region on said printed surface of said one polymer layer having a proportion by area of at least 50% and not more than 95% of said printed surface, a combination of said at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another being at least one of transparent or translucent;
said print layer being formed as one continuous image and having at least one free surface region in a form of a window disposed within said print layer and with information being printed in said at least one free surface region, said window being a free transparent or translucent surface area which is completely and continuously surrounded by said continuous image;
in an area of said at least one print region outside an area of said window, said at least two polymer layers are directly bonded to each other; and
said one polymer layer provided with said print region containing laser initiators and in that at least one piece of the information is introduced into said one polymer layer by a gray step laser.

US Pat. No. 10,391,223

USE OF PLASMAPHERESIS TO TREAT BLOOD PRESSURE DISORDERS

Grifols Worldwide Operati...

1. A method of treating primary hypertension, comprising:identifying a patient having primary hypertension, wherein the patient has a blood pressure and the patient lacks a cholesterol disorder;
identifying that the patient has primary hypertension;
administering a treatment regimen to the patient comprising two or more rounds of plasmapheresis, wherein the two or more rounds comprise a first round of plasmapheresis and one or more subsequent rounds of plasmapheresis, and each subsequent round of plasmapheresis is conducted 5-7 days after the immediately preceding round of the two or more rounds;
administering the first round of plasmapheresis to the patient;
administering a second round of plasmapheresis to the patient 5-7 days after the first round, wherein the second round is a subsequent round of plasmapheresis that immediately precedes the first round; and
lowering the blood pressure of the patient to thereby treat primary hypertension.

US Pat. No. 10,390,744

SYRINGE WITH PECVD LUBRICITY LAYER, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING A VESSEL TO AND FROM A PECVD PROCESSING STATION, AND DOUBLE WALL PLASTIC VESSEL

SiO2 Medical Products, In...

1. A syringe comprising:a. a plunger;
b. a barrel made of thermoplastic base material defining a lumen and having an interior surface receiving the plunger for sliding;
c. a lubricity layer less than 1000 nm thick on the barrel interior surface, the plunger, or both, applied by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and comprising SiwOxCyHz, or SiwNxCyHz, in which w is 1, x is from about 0.5 to 1, y is from about 2 to about 3, and z is from 6 to about 9; and
d. a surface treatment covering the lubricity layer in an amount effective to reduce the leaching of the lubricity layer, the thermoplastic base material, or both into the lumen;wherein the lubricity layer and surface treatment are composed, and present in relative amounts, effective to provide a plunger breakout force, plunger sliding force, or both less than the corresponding force required in the absence of the lubricity layer and surface treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,390,728

MEDICAL IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical image diagnosis apparatus, comprising:a capturing device configured to photograph a target site of a subject and a puncture needle inserted into the target site to capture a medical image;
a calculator configured to
perform measurements of a position of a sensor located at an opposite end from a needle tip of the puncture needle inserted into the target site and a tilt angle of the puncture needle, and
obtain a position of the needle tip based on results of the measurements and a needle length, which corresponds to a length of a straight line from the position of the sensor to the position of the needle tip, to acquire positional information of the puncture needle; and
a display processor configured to
arrange scales, which are graduated at predetermined intervals, along a guideline according to the position of the needle tip and the tilt angle of the puncture needle obtained when the puncture needle reaches a cauterization object in the target site, and
display the guideline with the medical image.
US Pat. No. 10,390,535

BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS RTI545 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR BENEFITING PLANT GROWTH AND CONTROLLING PLANT PESTS

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A composition comprisinga biologically pure culture of Bacillus thuringiensis RTI545 deposited as ATCC No. PTA-122161, and
an agriculturally acceptable adjuvant, which improves the stability of the Bacillus thuringiensis RTI545;
for application to a plant for one or both of benefiting plant growth or conferring protection against a plant pest in a susceptible plant.

US Pat. No. 10,398,054

SERVER

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A server, comprising:a casing having an opening and a chamber communicating with each other;
a plurality of tensile elements disposed on the casing and at least partially covering the opening; and
a plurality of modules, each of the modules being configured to abut against the corresponding tensile element, such that the corresponding tensile element at least partially extends elastically towards the chamber, the modules penetrate through the opening and enter into the chamber in order to fix the modules to the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,397,333

RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS WITH WIRELESS LAN FUNCTION

TEAC CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A sound recording system comprising:a portable device; and
a plurality of sound recording apparatuses, wherein each of the recording apparatuses includes:
an input which, in operation, inputs an audio signal;
an analog to digital (A/D) converter which, in operation, converts the audio signal into a digital signal;
a manually operable button which, in operation, sets a mode of the sound recording apparatus to one of the access point mode and the client mode;
a first processor which, in operation, operates as an access point of a wireless LAN or a client of the wireless LAN based on the mode set by the manually operable button, records the digital signal on a recording medium, and reproduces the digital signal recorded in the recording medium;
a light emitting device which, in operation, emits light;
a display device which, in operation, displays information about a recording or reproducing status of the first processor; and
a first wireless Local Area Network (LAN) module which, in operation, performs wireless communications,
wherein the first processor, in response to activating the first wireless LAN module, controls the light emitting device to be in a blinking state,
wherein the first processor, in response to detecting that the first wireless LAN module and a portable device are wirelessly connected, controls the light emitting device to transition from the blinking state to an illuminated state, controls the display device to transition from the illuminated state to an extinguished state, and transmits the recording or reproducing status information to the portable device by way of the first wireless LAN module, and
wherein first the processor, in response to detecting that the first wireless LAN module and the portable device are no longer wirelessly connected, controls the light emitting device to transition from the illuminated state to the blinking state and controls the display device to transition from the extinguished state to the illuminated state, and
wherein the first processor of one of the recording apparatuses operates as the access point of the wireless LAN and the first processor of one or more remaining recording apparatuses operate as one or more clients of the wireless LAN,
wherein the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses that operates as the access point of the wireless LAN performs a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) process that imparts one or more addresses to the one or more recording apparatuses that operate as the one or more clients of the wireless LAN, and reports the one or more addresses imparted by the DHCP process to the portable device, and
wherein the portable device includes:
a second wireless LAN module which, in operation, receives status information; and
a second processor which, in operation, causes the second wireless LAN module to wirelessly transmit a command to the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses that
operates as the access point of the wireless LAN and causes the status information received by the second wireless LAN module to be displayed on a display,
wherein the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN performs a sound recording operation in response to the command wirelessly transmitted from the second wireless LAN module and causes the first LAN module to transmit recording-in-operation status information to the second LAN module, and
wherein the first processor of each of the one or more recording apparatuses operating as one of the one or more clients of the wireless LAN performs sound recording in response to the command wirelessly transmitted from the second wireless LAN module by way of the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN, and causes the first wireless LAN module to wirelessly transmit recording-in-operation status information to the second processor using the one or more addresses imparted by the DHCP process by way of the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN.

US Pat. No. 10,396,576

ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGE LOCATION NOTIFICATIONS AND PARKING SPOT USE AFTER CHARGING IS COMPLETE

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:detecting, by a computer of a charging unit (CU), a connection of a charging connector of the CU to a vehicle charge port of an electric vehicle (EV), the detecting of the connection includes processing a data exchange between electronics of the EV and the computer of the CU;
receiving, by the computer of the CU, charge status of the EV while the charging connector is connected to the CU, the received charge status of the EV changes as charge is provided from the CU to a battery of the EV;
sending a notification by server to a user account that was used to obtain charge for the EV at the CU, the notification providing data for a graphical user interface that shows the charge status of the EV; and
receiving instructions from a device associated with the user account, to make payment of a fee or receive a fee charge, to instruct the CU to indicate an in progress or in-use state even when the EV is at a full level of charge while the EV is occupying the CU and is preventing others from access to the CU that is provided for public use of users with user accounts; and
sending data by the server to the computer of the CU to display an in progress or in-use state, wherein the server communicates over the internet with the device, wherein the payment of the fee charge functions as a parking fee when the EV is not actively charging, or enables the EV to remain in a charging spot for an amount of time after reaching the full level of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,395,880

ELECTRON GUN ADJUSTMENT IN A VACUUM

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A vacuum device, comprising:an enclosure configured to enclose a vacuum, the enclosure including an external base including an opening;
an internal base within the enclosure; and
an adjustable support assembly adjustably coupling the internal base to the external base and extending through the opening, the adjustable support assembly comprising:
a threaded shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and coupled to the internal base;
a threaded hole component threadedly engaged with the threaded shaft and coupled to the external base such that the threaded hole component is axially constrained in a direction along the longitudinal axis relative to the external base independent of the threaded shaft; and
a flexible component coupled to the external base and the threaded shaft and sealing the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,395,862

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE LUMINOUS BUTTON AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH AN APPARATUS

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. An electronic equipment comprising a chassis engaged in a box having a face parallel to an engagement direction for engaging the chassis in the box and provided with at least one push button that is mounted to slide perpendicularly to said face and that includes a light guide projecting into said box, at least one electronic card being mounted on the chassis so as to extend parallel to said face of the box and being provided with at least one switch designed to co-operate both with the push button and also with at least one light source that is surrounded by a light-tight frame, which frame receives a free end of the light guide, the light-tight frame being of height that decreases on going away from the chassis and the end of the light guide being of height that decreases in an opposite direction so that they come mutually into contact only once the chassis is fully engaged in the box.

US Pat. No. 10,395,561

THREE-DIMENSIONALLY PRINTED INTERNAL ORGANS FOR CRASH TEST DUMMY

HUMANETICS INNOVATIVE SOL...

1. An internal organ for a crash test dummy comprising:a three-dimensionally printed internal organ comprising a foam material having a plurality of defined and varied cell structures, the three-dimensionally printed internal organ being adapted to be disposed within a torso area of the crash test dummy and to be operatively coupled to a pressure transducer configured to measure regional pressure of the crash test dummy for providing evaluation of potential abdominal injuries during vehicle crash testing.

US Pat. No. 10,394,860

ZERO KNOWLEDGE SEARCH ENGINE

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method to facilitate indexing of a plurality of documents stored in a document repository, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processing device of a client device, a document of the plurality of documents stored in the document repository, the document comprising a plurality of morphemes;
encoding, by the processing device, a morpheme of the plurality of morphemes using an encryption passphrase associated with the client device to generate an encoded morpheme;
encoding, by the processing device, a location array using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded location array, wherein the location array comprises each location of the morpheme within the document;
encoding, by the processing device, a unique identifier associated with a location of the document in the document repository using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded document identifier; and
sending, by the processing device, the encoded morpheme, the encoded location array, and the encoded document identifier to a server device to be stored in a search index.

US Pat. No. 10,393,578

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT FOR A FIBER CURE SYSTEM

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for operating a fiber curing system, comprising:in a dual elliptical reflecting chamber,
activating two light sources and two light beam receivers, wherein the two light beam receivers are positioned perpendicularly relative to the two light sources;
determining a curing tube clarity or transmittance based on light received at the two light receivers; and
adjusting light output intensity of a plurality of light arrays based on the curing tube clarity or transmittance.

US Pat. No. 10,393,329

LIGHT FIXTURE MECHANICAL INTERCONNECT WITH ROTATIVE JOINING

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a mechanism for attaching the light fixture to another light fixture,
wherein the mechanism includes a set of retractable hooks configured to mate with an end of the other light fixture to attach the light fixture to the other light fixture;
wherein the set of retractable hooks is configured to temporarily position the light fixture in a vertical position with respect to the other light fixture, and wherein the mechanism is further configured to allow the light fixture to rotate to a horizontal position from the vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,121

AIR SUPPLY PLENUM

Safran Helicopter Engines...

1. An air supply plenum for an engine disposed upstream of an air intake of said engine provided in a casing of said engine, said air supply plenum comprising a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall which together form a conduit in which an air flow flows as said engine functions, wherein each lateral wall comprises a notch which forms a transverse recess relative to a direction of the air flow in the air supply plenum, such that an aerodynamic separation occurs in said notch when said engine is operating,wherein the air intake of the engine comprises lips which comprise a leading edge and which project inside the conduit formed by said air supply plenum, the air intake of the engine also comprising a protective grid positioned on the lips, said lips being suited for holding the protective grid in position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,687

DEEP DRAWN MICROCELLULARLY FOAMED POLYMERIC CONTAINERS MADE VIA SOLID-STATE GAS IMPREGNATION THERMOFORMING

Dart Container Corporatio...

1. A method for forming a thermoplastic material into a desired shape, the method comprising:increasing the degree of crystallinity of the thermoplastic material by infusing the thermoplastic material with a gas for a period of time,
wherein the thermoplastic material:
includes a core arranged between independent surface layers; and
has a threshold degree of crystallinity above which bubbles will not nucleate when the gas-infused thermoplastic material is heated to its glass-transition-temperature, and
wherein the increase in the degree of crystallinity of the thermoplastic material results in the degree of crystallinity of each of the surface layers being greater than the degree of crystallinity of the core;
allowing, for a period of time, some of the gas infused into the thermoplastic material to migrate out of the gas-infused thermoplastic material;
nucleating bubbles in the gas-infused thermoplastic material from the infused gas, after the period of time for the migration of some of the infused gas out of the thermoplastic material has occurred, by heating the gas-infused thermoplastic material to a heating temperature that is at least the glass-transition-temperature of the gas-infused thermoplastic material;
holding, for a period of time, the heating temperature to cause the bubbles to grow in size, thereby forming a mostly foamed thermoplastic material in which 70-98% of foaming has completed; and
thermoforming the mostly foamed thermoplastic material into the desired shape, the thermoforming comprising heating to above the glass-transition temperature after a degas time during which a concentration of the gas in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material decreases,
wherein the degas time occurs at room temperature after the holding time and prior to the thermoforming, and
wherein the thermoforming occurs when 40-95% of the infused gas remains in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material such that during the thermoforming, the remaining gas in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material acts as a lubricant between polymer chains of the mostly foamed thermoplastic material and increases formability of the mostly foamed thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,390,786

X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X-ray diagnostic apparatus which generates an object image by detecting X-rays having passed through an object, the X-ray diagnostic apparatus comprising:a display configured to display the object image;
memory circuitry to store feature information items for distinguishing the object image from other images:
processing circuitry configured to perform display-order change processing, which is processing of changing a display order of the feature information items, and to cause the display to display the feature information items subjected to the display-order change processing as alternates; and
an input circuit configured to receive input of selecting a feature information item from the feature information items displayed on the display,
wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to
perform extraction processing which is processing of narrowing number of the feature information items down to predetermined number based on medical information related to at least one of examination and treatment,
cause the display to display the predetermined number of the feature information items extracted by the extraction processing as the alternates, and
acquire information on a treatment plan with respect to the object as the medical information and to select a treatment stage identified based on the information on a treatment plan as one of the alternates.

US Pat. No. 10,395,876

PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A protection device, comprising:a first planar substrate comprising a first surface;
a second planar substrate comprising a second surface facing the first surface;
a heater comprising a first heating element and a second heating element in parallel connection, the first heating element being disposed on the first surface;
a fusible element disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the first heating element and the second heating element to absorb heat generated from at least one of the first and second heating elements and thereby be blown;
wherein a resistance of the second heating element is at least twice that of the first heating element;
wherein the first heating element is blown when a voltage applied to the protection device exceeds a predetermined voltage;
wherein the first heating element heats the fusible element when the voltage is less than the predetermined voltage and the second heating element heats the fusible element when the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,395,866

HIGH VOLTAGE DC CIRCUIT BREAKER

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A high voltage DC circuit breaker, comprising:a vacuum circuit breaker installed on a DC transmission line and interrupting a current in the DC transmission line by operating when a fault occurs on one side or another side of the DC transmission line;
a gas circuit breaker connected in series with the vacuum circuit breaker;
an LC circuit connected in parallel with the vacuum circuit breaker and including a capacitor and a reactor connected in series with each other to induce LC resonance;
a first bidirectional switching device connected in series with the LC circuit and switching currents flowing in a forward and a backward directions; and
a second bidirectional switching device connected in parallel with the LC circuit and switching currents to induce the LC resonance in the forward and the backward directions,
wherein the first bidirectional switching device includes a pair of switches (G1 and G2) arranged to be counter to each other and connected in parallel, and the second bidirectional switching device includes a pair of switches (G3 and G4) arranged to be counter to each other and connected in parallel, and
wherein when a current flows from one side to the another side of the DC transmission line in a normal condition, the G1, G2, G3 and G4 are in an OFF state and the capacitor is charged to a DC voltage +Vc, and when a fault occurs at the another side of the DC transmission line, in a state in which the G1 to G3 are turned off, the switch G4 is turned on, and a voltage ?Vc is charged in the capacitor by the LC resonance occurring between the reactor and the capacitor through the G4, and then the G4 is turned off and the G2 is turned on, wherein the vacuum circuit breaker is supplied with a current through the G2 due to the voltage ?Vc charged in the capacitor, and the current supplied from the capacitor makes a zero current between two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker,
wherein when a current flows from the another side to the one side of the DC transmission line in a normal condition, the G1, G2, G3 and G4 are in an OFF state and the capacitor is charged to a DC voltage +Vc, and when a fault occurs at the one side of the DC transmission, in a state in which the G2 to G4 are turned off, the G1 is turned on, wherein the vacuum circuit breaker is supplied with a current through the G1 due to a voltage (+Vc) that is preliminarily charged in the capacitor of the LC circuit, and the supplied current makes a zero current between the two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker, and
wherein while the two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker are separated from each other, when a predetermined time elapses, the gas circuit breaker starts operating, and wherein the gas circuit breaker starts operating before an operation period of the vacuum circuit breaker terminates, whereby an operation time of the vacuum circuit breaker and an operation time of the gas discharge circuit partially overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,395,470

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING WAGERING GAMES REQUIRING PLAYER INPUT

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A system for implementing a game at a gaming table relative to one or more players at player locations of the table, comprising:an input sensor corresponding to each of said player locations, each input sensor configured to receive multiple player inputs; and
at least one controller, said at least one controller configured to:
receive, relative to a player's first input to said sensor at a first time, a wager input from said player; and
receive, relative to a player's second input to said sensor at a second time, a game play input from said player,
wherein said input sensor is normally inactivated from receiving inputs and said at least one controller activates said input sensor to receive said player's first input at a first time and activates said input sensor to receive said player's second input at a second time.

US Pat. No. 10,394,686

STATIC FEATURE EXTRACTION FROM STRUCTURED FILES

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving or accessing data comprising a structured file encapsulating data required by an execution environment to manage executable code wrapped within the structured file;
iteratively identifying code and data regions in the structured file for parsing and disassembly by:
discovering a structure of the structured file;
analyzing and checking a first header located at a root of the structure;
analyzing and checking a second header in the structure referenced by the first header in response to the checking of the first header; and
looping through remaining portions of the structure other than the first header and the second header to extract code start points until all code start points for analysis and disassembly are identified;
statically extracting at least one feature from the structured file by disassembling the code in the structured file using the code start points and analyzing the identified-code and data regions, wherein the at least one feature indicates whether a collection of import names in the structured file is ordered lexicographically;
classifying the structured file by applying the extracted features to a machine learning model to determine if the structured file is either malicious or safe; and
preventing access or execution of the structured file if it is classified as malicious; or
accessing or executing the structured file if it is classified as safe.

US Pat. No. 10,393,877

MULTIPLE PIXEL SCANNING LIDAR

Velodyne Lidar, Inc., Mo...

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device, comprising:a plurality of pulsed illumination sources each emitting a pulse of illumination light from the LIDAR device in different directions into a three dimensional environment;
a plurality of photosensitive detectors each detecting an amount of return light reflected from the three dimensional environment illuminated by each pulse of illumination light and generating an output signal indicative of the detected amount of return light associated with each pulse of illumination light;
a beam scanning device disposed in an optical path between the plurality of pulsed illumination sources and the three dimensional environment under measurement and between the plurality of photosensitive detectors and the three dimensional environment under measurement, the beam scanning device configured to redirect each pulse of illumination light with respect to each of the plurality of pulse illumination sources and each of the plurality of photosensitive detectors in response to a command signal; and
a computing system configured to:
receive each output signal indicative of the detected amount of light; and
determine a distance between the LIDAR device and an object in the three dimensional environment based on a difference between a time when each pulse is emitted from the LIDAR device and a time when each photosensitive detector detects an amount of light reflected from the object illuminated by the pulse of illumination light.

US Pat. No. 10,392,853

POWERED ACCESSORY PORT CLOSURE LID

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

1. An accessory port, comprising:a motor comprising a shaft and configured to rotate the shaft when energized;
a screw cam attached to the shaft and comprising a cam channel traversing the exterior of the screw cam partially rotationally traversing the exterior of the screw cam and partially longitudinally traversing the exterior of the screw cam;
a housing, comprising a guide pin engaging the cam channel; and
a lid attached to the screw cam;
wherein the motor, in response to being energized to rotate the shaft a first direction, provides a rotational force to the screw cam, the cam channel engaging the guide pin to translate a portion of the rotational force into a longitudinal force and thereby cause the lid to simultaneously be lifted away from the housing and rotated along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,391,446

DRYER FOR COMPRESSED GAS, COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION EQUIPPED WITH A DRYER AND METHOD FOR DRYING GAS

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, Wi...

1. A dryer for compressed gas, the dryer comprising:a vessel containing a drying zone and a regeneration zone;
a first inlet to the drying zone for the supply of a warm, compressed gas to be dried and a first outlet from the drying zone for the removal of dried gas, wherein the regeneration zone includes a first subzone with a first inlet for a first regeneration flow and a second subzone with a second inlet for a second regeneration flow, and the regeneration zone is further provided with a second outlet for the regeneration flows from the first subzone and the second subzone;
a rotatable drum in the vessel with a regeneratable drying agent therein and a drive configured to rotate the drum such that the drying agent is moved successively through the drying zone and the regeneration zone,
wherein the second outlet of the regeneration zone is connected to the first inlet of the drying zone by a connecting pipe with a cooler and condensate separator therein,
wherein a first end of a tap-off pipe is connected to the first outlet of the drying zone and a second end of the tap-off pipe is connected to the second inlet of the second subzone,
wherein the dryer is configured such that the entire flow rate of gas to be dried is first guided through the regeneration zone before being guided through the drying zone, and
wherein means are provided to boost said second regeneration flow from the drying zone, through the tap-off pipe, to the second subzone, and the means includes a blower in the connecting pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,398,026

LAMINATED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LAMINATED SUBSTRATE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of manufacturing a laminated substrate, the method comprising:preparing a first adhesive sheet having a first through-hole;
preparing a second adhesive sheet having a second through-hole and a third through-hole;
preparing a second substrate having a fourth through-hole;
forming a first post by applying a conductive paste, in which a high melting point metal and a low melting point metal are mixed, to a rear surface of a first substrate or a front surface of the second substrate and heating the applied conductive paste to enter a semi-sintered state;
forming a second post by applying the conductive paste, in which the high melting point metal and the low melting point metal are mixed, to a rear surface of the second substrate or a front surface of a third substrate and heating the applied conductive paste to enter a semi-sintered state;
fixing an electronic component to the front surface of the third substrate; and
after the forming of the first post, the forming of the second post, and the fixing of the electronic component to the front surface of the third substrate, bonding the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate by laminating the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate in a state in which the first adhesive sheet is disposed between the rear surface of the first substrate and the front surface of the second substrate and the second adhesive sheet is disposed between the rear surface of the second substrate and the front surface of the third substrate, and pressing and heating the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate in a lamination direction,
wherein during the bonding, the first post is disposed in the first through-hole to electrically connect the first substrate to the second substrate by the first post, the second post is disposed in the second through-hole to electrically connect the second substrate to the third substrate by the second post, and the electronic component is disposed in the third through-hole and the fourth through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,398,004

LED FLUORESCENT LAMP EMULATOR CIRCUITRY

ELB ELECTRONICS, INC., A...

1. A solid-state lighting arrangement for use in assuring safe operation of a lighting fixture having ballast circuitry capable of powering at least one gas discharge lamp when used with a solid-state light source, the arrangement comprising:a first input adapted for coupling to a first lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a second input adapted for coupling to a second lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a third input adapted for coupling to a third lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a fourth input adapted for coupling to a fourth lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a solid-state light source operably coupled to the first, second, third and fourth lamp connections;
wherein the first and second inputs directly couple to a first end of the solid-state light source and the third and fourth inputs directly couple to a second end of the solid-state light source;
AC switching circuitry, operably coupled to the inputs;
said AC switching circuitry comprising a first thyrister operably coupled via a first control circuit to the first or second inputs and a second thyrister operably coupled via a second control circuit to the third or fourth inputs; and
wherein the first thyrister is directly electrically connected, without intervening components, to the second thyrister.

US Pat. No. 10,395,444

VEHICLE SELF-DIAGNOSTICS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A system onboard a vehicle comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more-computer readable storage media communicatively coupled to the one or more processors and storing instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to:
receive sensor data from a plurality of sensors associated with the vehicle;
determine, based at least in part on analyzing at least a portion of the sensor data utilizing a model, a fault associated with the vehicle;
send a query to at least one component system associated with a component of the vehicle;
receive a response from the at least one component system;
determine, based at least in part on the response, that the fault is associated with the component;
determine, based at least in part on the fault associated with the component, at least one service issue associated with the vehicle; and
execute, by a control system of the vehicle, a command to redress the at least one service issue associated with the vehicle while the vehicle is driving, the command comprising altering operation of one or more components of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,394,093

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLIED DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

15. A display panel, comprising:an array substrate, comprising:
a first substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on the first substrate;
a conductive cover layer formed on the first substrate and covering the first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer formed on the conductive cover layer;
a first passivation layer formed on the conductive cover layer and covering the second conductive layer, at least one recession part is formed in the first passivation layer and the conductive cover layer;
a common electrode formed on the passivation layer, wherein a part of the common electrode is formed inside the recession part,
wherein the part of the common electrode directly contact with a top surface of the first substrate, directly contact with side surfaces of the conductive cover layer and the first passivation layer;
a second passivation layer formed on the common electrode; and
a pixel electrode layer formed on the second passivation layer and inside the recession part.

US Pat. No. 10,392,838

KEY CYLINDER RELEASE MECHANISM FOR VEHICLE CLOSURE LATCHES, LATCH ASSEMBLY THEREWITH AND METHOD OF MECHANICALLY RELEASING A VEHICLE CLOSURE LATCH

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A latch assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:a ratchet moveable between a striker release position and a striker capture position;
a ratchet biasing member biasing said ratchet toward said striker release position;
a pawl moveable between a ratchet checking position to hold said ratchet in said striker capture position and a ratchet release position to permit movement of said ratchet to said striker release position;
a pawl biasing member biasing said pawl toward said ratchet checking position;
a latch release mechanism operable in a latch lock mode to locate said pawl in said ratchet checking position and operable in a latch release mode to locate said pawl in said ratchet release position;
a power-operated actuation mechanism operable to shift said latch release mechanism from said latch lock mode into said latch release mode; and
a mechanical key cylinder release mechanism operable in a lock mode to maintain said latch release mechanism in said latch lock mode and in an unlock mode to shift said latch release mechanism into its latch release mode, said key cylinder release mechanism having a key cylinder requiring at least two distinct actuation inputs via a key to move a release link from a lock position out of operable contact with said latch release mechanism to an unlock position to operably shift said latch release mechanism into said latch release mode.

US Pat. No. 10,391,527

OZONE CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An ozone cleaning system for cleaning a variety of items with ozone comprising:a cabinet having a plurality of panels each extending from a bottom portion to a top portion to collectively define a cleaning space of said cabinet;
a lid pivotably attached along said top portion of said cabinet and movable from an open position to a closed position to enclose said cleaning space, said lid including a striker assembly disposed in interlocking relationship with a latch assembly of said cabinet in said closed position;
an ozone generator including a vent disposed in communication with said cleaning space and configured to produce and introduce ozone therein when said lid is disposed in said closed position for cleaning items disposed within said cleaning space with ozone; and
an ozone neutralization unit attached to the cabinet and including an inlet tube disposed within said cleaning space of said cabinet, an outlet tube disposed within said cleaning space of said cabinet, and a blower assembly in fluid communication with said inlet and outlet tubes and operable for recirculating the ozone for accelerating the rate of ozone neutralization, wherein the inlet and outlet tubes include ports that are separate from the vent of the ozone generator;
a catalyst disposed in the cleaning space for accelerating the rate of ozone neutralization; and
further comprising a manual emergency release plate moveably attached to said lid for allowing a user trapped inside said cleaning space to manually push up on said manual emergency release plate and escape from said cabinet, wherein the manual emergency release plate is interconnected to either the striker assembly or the latch assembly and designed to release the striker assembly from the latch assembly, and override any electronic lock therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,390,762

PHYSIOLOGICAL METRIC ESTIMATION RISE AND FALL LIMITING

VALENCELL, INC., Raleigh...

3. A method of processing data provided by a physiological sensor, the method comprising:receiving a time domain physiological waveform from the physiological sensor;
converting the received physiological waveform from the time domain to a frequency domain to generate a physiological spectrum;
determining, using the physiological spectrum, an instantaneous estimate of a physiological metric;
comparing the instantaneous estimate to a current filtered estimate of the physiological metric;
computing a revised filtered estimate of the physiological metric based on the current filtered estimate and a rate limit and responsive to the comparison between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate, said revised filtered estimate comprising a sum of the current filtered estimate and an extremum value, said extremum value comprising the extremum of the rate limit and a difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate; and
outputting the revised filtered estimate to an output interface;
wherein the rate limit comprises one of a first rate limit for an increasing physiological metric and a second rate limit for a decreasing physiological metric, where a magnitude of the second rate limit relative to the current filtered estimate is different from a magnitude of the first rate limit relative to the current filtered estimate; and
wherein the revised filtered estimate comprises:
the sum of the current filtered estimate and the extremum value wherein the extremum value comprises the minimum of the first rate limit and the difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate when the instantaneous estimate is greater than the current filtered estimate; and
the sum of the current filtered estimate and the extremum value wherein the extremum value comprises the maximum of the second rate limit and the difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate when the instantaneous estimate is less than the current filtered estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,954

METHOD FOR PERFORMING BACKOFF IN WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS UNLICENSED BANDS, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. An eNode-B (eNB) for performing a backoff operation in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, the eNB comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
a processor configured to:
control the transmitter and the receiver to perform the backoff operation,
set a backoff counter value for performing the backoff operation,
when a current subframe corresponds to a backoff permitted duration, decrease the backoff counter value by 1 based on whether the unlicensed band is in an idle state or not after performing a carrier sensing (CS) operation in a CS unit,
when the current subframe does not correspond to the backoff permitted duration, maintain the backoff counter value without performing the CS operation, and
control the transmitter to transmit a reservation signal or data via a cell configured on the unlicensed band when the backoff counter value is zero.

US Pat. No. 10,397,952

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION RESOLUTION FOR CONTENTION BASED PUSCH TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing a first hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) transmission, on a contention based physical uplink shared channel (CB-PUSCH), to a network;
receiving a UL grant on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from the network,
wherein the UL grant includes an identity of the UE;
determining that contention on the CB-PUSCH is resolved based on the identity of the UE; and
performing a second HARQ transmission for the first HARQ transmission, on a non-contention PUSCH, to the network based on the UL grant,
wherein the CB-PUSCH is a channel for UL data allocated by a pre-configured UL grant which is shared by multiple UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,949

PUCCH RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD IN CARRIER AGGREGATION AND EQUIPMENTS THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An eNB comprising:a configuration circuit configured to configure a configuration for a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the configuration includes a start physical resource block (PRB) and number of contiguous PRBs in a frequency domain in a time slot for the first PUCCH in RRC signaling, and a second PUCCH (Format 3),
wherein the second PUCCH occupies one PRB in a time slot, and
wherein three bits are used for indicating the number of contiguous PRBs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHYSICAL UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL (PUSCH) FORMAT SIGNALING AND CONTENTION ACCESS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

2. A method of a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a downlink control information (DCI) format, the PDCCH scheduling a single physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the single PUSCH being a first PUSCH in subframe n, the DCI indicating a starting position and an ending position of the PUSCH;
performing a channel access procedure; and
transmitting the first PUSCH; wherein
when any PUSCH is not transmitted in subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before a transmission of the first PUSCH, and
when a second PUSCH is transmitted in subframe n?1:
if the starting position of the first PUSCH is later than an initial subframe boundary of the subframe n or if the ending position of the second PUSCH is earlier than a final subframe boundary of the subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH; and
if there is no gap between the first PUSCH and the second PUSCH, the transmission of the first PUSCH is performed without performing the channel access procedure immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,397,926

NEXT GENERATION MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEM AND GATEWAY DESIGN

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving user traffic, at a multi-protocol stack of a satellite network base station, from a plurality of core networks of different types based, at least in part, on the core network type;
adding a generation SAPI tag in an address field of data packets contained in the user traffic, the generation SAPI tag being based on the core network type from which the user traffic was received;
directing the user traffic to a common physical layer;
forwarding the user traffic to terminals having a type corresponding to the generation SAPI tag,
wherein the generation SAPI tag is removed prior to forwarding the user traffic to the terminals, and
wherein the terminal type is based on utilization of a current generation protocol or a legacy protocol of at least one prior generation.

US Pat. No. 10,397,176

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERWORKING OF RCS UNIVERSAL PROFILE AND PRE-UNIVERSAL PROFILE CLIENTS

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A system for enabling communication between a Rich Communication Services (RCS) Universal Profile (UP) client and a Pre-Universal Profile (Pre-UP) client, the system comprising:an Interworking Function (IWF) interfacing with a Controlling Function of a first network operator and a Participating Function of a second network operator, the IWF comprising:
a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Server (AS) configured to receive an incoming Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message from the Controlling Function of the first network operator, wherein the SIP AS is configured to execute actions selected from the group consisting of translating the incoming SIP message to a SIP INVITE message for interworking between a Converged Internet Protocol Messaging System (CPM) Standalone Message Pager Mode and a CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between a CPM Standalone Message Large-Message Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between the CPM Chat and an Instant Message and Presence Leveraging Extension (IM/SIMPLE) Chat, translating the SIP INVITE message to the SIP message for interworking between a Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) File Transfer and a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) File Transfer, sending the SIP message containing a notification of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for interworking between the HTTP File Transfer and the MSRP File Transfer, and proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between an Open Group Chat (OGC) and a Closed Group Chat (CGC); and
a Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) Server configured to send an outgoing MSRP message to the second network operator, the MSRP Server configured to execute actions selected from the group consisting of initiating a MSRP session toward the second network operator for interworking between the CPM Standalone Message Pager Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the MSRP session between the first and the second network operators for interworking between the CPM Standalone Message Large-Message Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the MSRP session between the first and the second network operators for interworking between the CPM Chat and the IM/SIMPLE Chat, and establishing a MSRP client for sending a file from the first network operator to the second network operator for interworking between the HTTP File Transfer to the MSRP File Transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,397,053

METHODS FOR MANAGING STORAGE VIRTUAL MACHINE CONFIGURATION CHANGES IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM AND DEVICES THEREOF

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:setting a flag associated with a configuration setting of a storage virtual machine (SVM) to a locked value based upon a request to lock the configuration setting, wherein the flag is replicated from a device hosting the SVM to a remote device to store within persistent storage, wherein a snapshot operation to create a snapshot of the configuration setting generates the request to lock the configuration setting;
queuing a configuration change requested to modify the configuration setting into a queue based upon the flag having the locked value;
setting the flag to an unlocked value so that the first configuration setting can be modified based upon an unlock request to unlock the configuration setting;
dequeuing and implementing the configuration change upon the first configuration setting based upon the first flag being set to the unlocked value and the snapshot operation successfully completing; and
failing the configuration change based upon the snapshot operation failing to complete within a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,396,807

MULTI-RING COUPLED RING OSCILLATOR WITH IMPROVED PHASE NOISE

Auburn University, Aubur...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of M ring oscillator circuits, where M is the number of ring oscillator circuits, each of the plurality of ring oscillator circuits having common mode nodes and a plurality of N differential gain stages, where N is the number of differential gain stages,
wherein each of the plurality of common mode nodes are coupled with one another by phase shifters, such that a current source noise is reduced, and
further wherein the plurality of ring oscillator circuits have a phase shift of 180/M degrees between the outputs of the plurality of ring oscillators circuits, such that a phase delay of the phase shift creates a noise reduction in an output of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,396,658

POWER SUPPLY PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD

JOULWATT TECHNOLOGY (HANG...

1. A power supply protection method for applying a power supply protection circuit,wherein the power supply protection circuit comprises a current control unit, a voltage feedback unit, and a current pull-up unit; the voltage feedback unit is connected to the current control unit, the voltage feedback unit obtains a feedback voltage of an output voltage and feeds back the feedback voltage to the current control unit, and the current control unit uses the feedback voltage to control the current control unit to regulate an output current; and
the current pull-up unit is connected to a feedback terminal of the voltage feedback unit, and the current pull-up unit provides the voltage feedback unit with a pull-up current to determine whether the feedback terminal of the voltage feedback unit is short-circuited,
the power supply protection circuit further comprising a regulating unit, an input terminal of the regulating unit being connected to the feedback terminal of the voltage feedback unit, and the regulating unit regulating the pull-up current of the current pull-up unit according to the feedback voltage, so as to determine whether the feedback terminal of the voltage feedback unit is short-circuited,
the regulating unit comprises a first operational amplifier, a first input terminal of the first operational amplifier receives a first reference signal, a second input terminal is connected to the feedback voltage, and an output terminal of the first operational amplifier is connected to the current pull-up unit, and
a first input terminal of the current control unit is connected to a second reference signal, and a voltage of the first reference signal is smaller than a voltage of the second reference signal,
wherein the power supply protection method comprises the following steps:
comparing the feedback voltage with the first reference signal;
if the feedback voltage is greater than the first reference signal, the regulating unit outputting a voltage lower than a lowest driving voltage of the current pull-up unit, and the current pull-up unit being disabled to provide the pull-up current;
if the feedback voltage is smaller than the first reference signal, the regulating unit outputting a voltage higher than the lowest driving voltage of the current pull-up unit, and the current pull-up unit providing the voltage feedback unit with the pull-up current according to the output voltage of the regulating unit;
determining a type of a short circuit according to a value of the output voltage of the regulating unit or the pull-up current; and
if the output voltage of the regulating unit reaches a maximum driving voltage or the pull-up current reaches a maximum pull-up current, the feedback terminal of the voltage feedback unit being short-circuited; otherwise, a load being short-circuited.

US Pat. No. 10,396,444

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a support;
antenna tiles disposed in the support in which the antenna tiles form an external surface corresponding substantially in shape to lateral faces of a frustum, the frustum including a central axis with the antenna tiles disposed around the central axis of the frustum and sloping away therefrom, each antenna tile including opposite ends with one end narrower than the other end;
a planar array of antenna elements disposed on each antenna tile in which the antenna elements of each array are configured to operate as a phased array; and
a control system connected to the planar arrays of antenna elements in which the control system is configured to selectively activate and deactivate each of the planar arrays
wherein the antenna assembly is for mounting on top of a vehicle for supporting communication with a satellite, and wherein each antenna the include opposite ends, with one end of the tile narrower than the other end, and the tiles slope downward towards the vehicle from the narrower end of the tile to the opposite end of the tile.

US Pat. No. 10,395,811

INDUCTIVE SENSOR TUNING USING A PERMEABLE PASTE MIXTURE

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. An inductive sensor comprising:an annular core body comprising a first end adjacent an active face of the sensor and a second end axially opposite the first end;
a coil wound on the core body;
a central axial cavity extending fully through the core body from the first end to the second end, the cavity having a height and a cross-sectional area that together define a fixed volume; and
a tuning material situated within the cavity and extending axially from the first end through a subset of the height and occupying the entire cross-sectional area along the subset of the height such that it fills a controlled portion of the fixed volume ranging from twenty-five percent to two-thirds of the fixed volume;
wherein the tuning material comprises a mixture of an epoxy material and at least one of a soft magnetic or paramagnetic material;
wherein a coefficient of thermal expansion of the tuning material and the core body is the same; and
wherein the controlled portion of the fixed volume filled with the tuning material controls an inductance of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,395,456

NOISE-TOLERANT SECURITY SYSTEM

CenTrak, Inc., Newtown, ...

1. A security system comprising:a tag that receives, to the extent present, electromagnetic radiation (EM) in the LF band, wherein the EM radiation contains either an LF signal, LF emissions but no LF signal, or both an LF signal and LF emissions, and
wherein, when the EM radiation includes the LF emissions, either alone or in conjunction with an LF signal, the tag:
(a) detects the LF emissions;
(b) generates, in response to detecting the LF emissions, a RF signal capable of resulting in a change-of-state of a final control element; and
(c) transmits the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,395,386

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND X-RAY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured todetect a position of an object included in each of sequentially generated X-ray images;
generate corrected images sequentially by a correction process to substantially match, with a reference position, the detected position of the object in a X-ray image generated after a reference X-ray image, the reference position being the detected position in the reference X-ray image;
determine an addition condition of each region of one of the sequentially generated corrected images, the addition condition including at least one of a weighting coefficient with regard to addition of the one of the sequentially generated corrected images and a number of the corrected images to be added; and
cause a display to display an added image to which the one of the sequentially generated corrected images is added in accordance with the determined addition condition.

US Pat. No. 10,394,953

MEME DETECTION IN DIGITAL CHATTER ANALYSIS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:aggregating user-generated content objects within a social networking system into a chatter aggregation according to a set of filters;
defining, by a meme analysis engine, a target group within the chatter aggregation to compare against a background group;
extracting, by the meme analysis engine, multiword terms from textual content of the target group;
determining, by the meme analysis engine, a relevancy rank of a term in the multiword terms based on an accounting of the term in the textual content of the target group and a linguistic relevance score of the term according to a linguistic statistical model, the linguistic statistical model being trained by the meme analysis engine based on the user-generated content objects comprising the term, wherein the linguistic relevance score is based on a binary label associated with a probability indicating whether there is a difference in an occurrence rate of the term in the target group and in the background group, wherein the binary label is determined by the linguistic statistical model, and wherein the probability is generated by one or more statistical hypothesis tests based on the linguistic statistical model;
sending, by the meme analysis engine to a client device of a user, instructions for rendering, according to the relevancy ranking, the term in an illustrative comparison of the target group against the background group in a meme analysis interface;
receiving, from the client device, a selection of the term by the user;
generating, by the meme analysis engine, a representative sentence for the term based on the linguistic statistical model; and
sending, via the meme analysis interface, instructions for rendering the generated sentence.

US Pat. No. 10,390,717

TISSUE VARIABILITY COMPENSATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. An apparatus for compensating for a differential error between a plurality of body surface sensors for acquiring respective physiological signals from a human or animal patient, each such sensor respectively comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a charge-to-voltage converter connected to an output of the respective receiver, the apparatus comprising:a timing signal generator comprising an oscillator, to generate a timing signal;
a channel for each respective body surface sensor, the channel comprising:
(i) a current modulator to receive said timing signal and supply a current drive signal timed by said timing signal to the transmitter of the respective body surface sensor;
(ii) a synchronous receiver to receive said timing signal from the timing signal generator and an output signal timed by said timing signal from the charge-to-voltage converter of the respective body surface sensor and supply a broadband output signal;
(iii) an analogue high-pass filter to receive the broadband output signal from the synchronous receiver and supply a filtered output signal; and
(iv) an anti-aliasing analogue low-pass filter to receive the filtered output signal from the high-pass filter and supply an anti-aliased output signal;
the apparatus further comprising:
an analogue-to-digital converter to receive the anti-aliased output signal from the respective channel of each respective body surface sensor and supply a digital output signal for downstream signal processing;
wherein the timing signal generator also generates a digital representation of a sine wave and comprises a digital-to-analogue converter to receive the digital sine wave representation at an update rate higher than a frequency of the timing signal and convert the digital sine wave representation into an analogue sine wave having a frequency greater than a highest frequency of the physiological signals and less than a cut-off frequency of the anti-aliasing low pass filter;
a low-pass filter to receive the analogue sine wave from the digital-to-analogue converter and remove update rate components therefrom to provide a clean sine wave; and
an amplitude modulator to receive the clean sine wave from the low-pass filter and add the clean sine wave to the timing signal.

US Pat. No. 10,398,067

MAGNETIC SHIELDING MEMBER AND WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER INCLUDING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A wireless power receiver comprising:a reception coil configured to wirelessly receive AC power;
a first shielding member that is a magnetic shielding member having a thickness of 17 ?m to 25 ?m;
a second shielding member that is a soft magnetic shielding member having a thickness of 0.1 mm or more;
a first adhesive member disposed between the first shielding member and the second shielding member;
a first flexible insulating cover layer disposed between the reception coil and the first and second shielding members; and
a second flexible insulating cover layer disposed on the first adhesive member and the first and second shielding members,
wherein the first adhesive member and the first and second shielding members are disposed between the first and second flexible insulating cover layers,
wherein the first shielding member and the second shielding member are made of different materials and configured to block a magnetic field,
wherein a ratio of the thickness of the first shielding member to the thickness of the second shielding member is approximately 1:5,
wherein the first shielding member has a circular shape and a diameter of 30 mm or less,
wherein the first adhesive member and the first and second magnetic shielding members are fully sealed between the first and second flexible insulating cover layers, and
wherein a combination of the first and second shielding members has a magnetic permeability characterized in that a real part has a value of 300 or less and an imaginary part has a value of 20 or less in a low-frequency band of 300 KHz or less.

US Pat. No. 10,398,019

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a circuit board provided with a connection opening;
a bus bar provided on a lower surface side of the circuit board;
an electronic component electrically connected to the bus bar via the connection opening, from an upper surface side of the circuit board;
a heat dissipating member that dissipates heat from the bus bar, and is provided on a surface side of the bus bar that is opposite to the surface that faces the circuit board;
an insulating heat transfer member that transfers heat from the bus bar to the heat dissipating member, is insulating, and is provided between the bus bar and the heat dissipating member; and
a restricting member that restricts movement of the insulating heat transfer member that is caused by an increase in the temperature of the insulating heat transfer member, and is provided between the bus bar and the heat dissipating member,
wherein the restricting member is provided with a heat transfer opening for bringing the insulating heat transfer member into contact with the bus bar, and
the insulating heat transfer member has a smaller area than an opening area of the heat transfer opening, in a state of being in contact with the bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,398,016

NEGATIVE ION-BASED BEAM INJECTOR

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A negative ion-based beam injector comprisesan ion source configured to produce a negative ion beam,
an accelerator spaced apart from the ion source, and
a transition zone interposing the ion source and the accelerator, the transition zone comprises a low energy beam transport line, wherein the low energy beam transport line includes bending magnets that deflect the beam orthogonally to the beam's direction of motion and focus the beam onto the axis of the accelerator.

US Pat. No. 10,398,014

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIATING CHARGED PARTICLES, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMITTING X-RAYS

BSR CO., LTD., Aichi (JP...

1. A method for emitting charged particles from a ferroelectric body which has an ultraviolet light receiving surface and a charged particle emitting surface, comprising:a step for auxiliary booting to preliminarily generate a potential difference between the ultraviolet light receiving surface and the charged particle emitting surface, and
a step for irradiating onto the ultraviolet light receiving surface of the ferroelectric body with an ultraviolet light having a wavelength incapable of passing through the ferroelectric body, wherein the ultraviolet light is pulsed light and has a peak power of 1 MW or more, and by which the charged particles stably emitting from the charged particle emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,397,973

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN EN-DC CASE, AND USER EQUIPMENT THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing measurements, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, by the UE, configuration information on a measurement gap,
wherein the UE is configured with a dual connectivity (DC) to an evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) cell and a new radio access technology (NR) cell,
wherein the configuration information on the measurement gap includes a measurement gap length (MGL),
wherein the MGL includes one of 3 ms, 4 ms and 6 ms,
determining a total number of slots to be interrupted during the MGL,
performing the measurement during the MGL
wherein the total number of slots to be interrupted is determined based on a subcarrier spacing (SCS) of the NR cell and the MGL.

US Pat. No. 10,397,111

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Alaxala Networks Corporat...

1. A communication device comprising:a protocol information table configured to store a MAC address, an IP address, and expiration time of the IP address in corresponding relation to one another;
a whitelist storing memory configured to store a whitelist including a MAC address and an IP address; and
a processing unit,
wherein the processing unit extracts a client MAC address, a client IP address, and client expiration time of the client IP address from a communication content for establishing or for connecting communications between a server and a client in accordance with a protocol to dynamically allocate an IP address,
when searching the protocol information table for a MAC address based on the client MAC address to retrieve an entry, the processing unit updates an IP address and expiration time in the retrieved entry with the client IP address and the client expiration time, and when retrieving no entry, generates a new entry including the client MAC address, the client IP address, and the client expiration time, and
the processing unit searches the whitelist storing memory for a MAC address based on the client MAC address, and updates an IP address in a retrieved entry with the client IP address,
wherein the whitelist includes a source IP address, a destination IP address, a source MAC address, a destination MAC address, a source valid/invalid bit to control transfer or discard of a packet, and a destination valid/invalid bit to control transfer or discard of a packet,
wherein the processing unit searches the whitelist storing memory while using the client MAC address as a key, and
wherein the processing unit modifies a source IP address of an entry having a source MAC address matched with the client MAC address to the client IP address to validate a source valid/invalid bit, and modifies a destination IP address of an entry having a destination MAC address matched with the client MAC address to the client IP address to validate a destination valid/invalid bit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,328

CELLULOSE BASED FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES, ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A method of making a composite structure, the method comprising:obtaining a mixture in gel form, the step of obtaining the mixture in gel form comprising:
a step of preparing a mixture comprising at least cellulose, at least a portion of which is fibrillated cellulose, and water such that the solids content of the mixture is at least 20% of the weight of the mixture; and
a step of mixing the mixture obtained from the preparation step with at least one functional additive comprising at least one electrolyte, at least one of electrically conductive additive, cathode chemical, and anode chemical, at least one carbon component, or at least one of silicon and lithium, thereby obtaining the mixture in gel form containing the cellulose and the at least one functional additive as solids, the solids content of the gel being at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight of the gel,
processing the mixture in gel form having the solids content of at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight to form the composite structure having a shape; and
reducing the water content of the mixture to solidify the formed composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,393,975

OPTICAL CABLE WITH RETRACTABLE MODULES AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID MODULES

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. An optical cable (1), comprising a sheath (2) having an inner surface defining a cavity (3) and a plurality of modules (4) arranged into said cavity (3) and targeted to be parallel, said cavity having a filling ratio between 20% and 50%,each of said modules (4) comprising:
four to twelve fibers (9),
a tube (5) surrounding the fibers (9) and having a layered structure comprising an inner layer of polycarbonate with an outer layer of a low friction polymer comprising polyamide and/or fluorinated polymers, said tube (5) having a ratio between its inner (di) and outer (do) diameters between 0.45 and 0.55, and comprising the outer layer (6) having a thickness between 0.05 and 0.15 mm,
a filling ratio of said module (4) greater than 55%, wherein, between ?30° C. and 70° C., said fibers (9) have attenuation of less than 0.15 dB/km at a wavelength of 1625 nanometers as measured within 1000 meters of at least one of said modules (4) in a free coil.

US Pat. No. 10,393,477

RETENTION HOLSTER FOR A FIREARM HAVING AN OFFSET MOUNTED ACCESSORY

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A holster for receiving and releasably retaining a handgun and an accessory attached to the handgun, the accessory being offset in a latitudinal direction from a barrel bore axis of the handgun, the holster comprising:a holster body extending from a substantially open top portion to a bottom portion and defining a cavity, wherein a longitudinal axis of the holster extends generally from the open top portion to the bottom portion, the cavity including a frame/slide receiving portion and an accessory receiving portion, the frame/slide receiving portion sized to receive a slide of the handgun and the accessory receiving portion being dimensioned to receive the accessory, wherein the accessory receiving portion is offset in the latitudinal direction relative to the frame/slide receiving portion;
a lever, wherein said lever includes a first side facing generally outward from said cavity and a second side facing generally toward said cavity, wherein said lever is pivotally attached to a first side wall of said holster;
the lever having a locking portion extending from a surface of said second side of said lever, wherein said lever is pivotable between an engaged position and a disengaged position and wherein said lever is biased to said engaged position, and
wherein, when said lever is in said engaged position, said locking portion protrudes through an opening in said first side wall, into said cavity, such that said locking portion extends into said cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,392,329

METHOD FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER AND DEVICE FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER

WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo...

1. A method for condensing a water-soluble organic matter by distillation and membrane separation, comprising:distilling a raw material wherein said raw material includes a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter having a lower boiling point than water or a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter which forms an azeotrope with water and the azeotrope of which with water has a lower boiling point than water, said distillation producing a column top vapor after inputting the raw material into a distillation column; and
introducing said column top vapor obtained in the distillation step into a separation membrane device comprising a first separation membrane device and a second separation membrane device as a subsequent stage thereof, each of the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device having a plurality of stages of vapor-permeation separation membranes through which water vapor goes selectively, and obtaining the water-soluble organic matter having a required concentration of more than 99.0% by mass from a final outlet on a non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device by membrane separation of the vapor-permeation separation membrane, wherein in the vapor-permeation separation membranes of the second separation membrane device, when the permeability of water is referred to as K—W mol/m2·Pa·s and the permeability of the water-soluble organic matter is referred to as K—A mol/m2·Pa·s in the vapor-permeation separation membrane, the permeability ratio K—W/K—A of a vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device is lower than those of the other vapor-permeation separation membranes, and wherein the vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device has a portion having a minimum membrane area in a range of the permeability ratio of 50 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,391,718

INFLATABLE ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR OR BLADDERS FOR USE IN INFLATABLE ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An inflatable article of footwear, comprising:an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(a) a first film having a first side and a second side, wherein said first side of said first film has an area that is texturized and corresponds in shape to an inflatable bladder configuration;
(b) a second film adhered to said first film such that said texturized area is positioned between said first film and said second film, but said first film and said second film are not adhered in said texturized area, thereby forming at least one inflatable compartment corresponding in shape to said inflatable bladder configuration and having a sealed peripheral edge; and
(c) an inflation device and a deflation device coupled to said inflatable compartment at an opening through at least one of said first or second films and along a conduit formed between said first and second films, such that said inflation device and said deflation device are located within said sealed peripheral edge.

US Pat. No. 10,391,584

ULTRASONIC BONDING JIG, ULTRASONIC BONDING METHOD, AND BONDING STRUCTURE

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. An ultrasonic bonding jig comprising:a plurality of protrusions; and
a planar portion arranged among the plurality of protrusions at base ends of the plurality of protrusions, wherein
the planar portion has a flat surface that covers a continuous area between the base ends of the protrusions,
the plurality of protrusions have side surfaces that are tapered, at least one of the side surfaces being aligned in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which another of the side surfaces is aligned,
an inclination of a tangent of the side surface directly adjacent to a distal end of each of the plurality of protrusions, with respect to the planar portion, is larger than an inclination of a tangent of the side surface directly adjacent to the base end of each of the plurality of protrusions, with respect to the planar portion, the inclination varying in uncurved stages between the distal end and the planar portion of each of the plurality of protrusions, and
the side surfaces directly adjacent to the distal end of each of the plurality of protrusions are aligned perpendicular with respect to the planar portion.

US Pat. No. 10,390,794

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND ULTRASOUND PROBE

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, comprising:an ultrasound probe including a plurality of transducers, a first memory, and binary state generation circuitry;
an apparatus main body to which the ultrasound probe is connected;
a second memory included in the apparatus main body and storing list information concerning a plurality of probe identifiers respectively corresponding to a plurality of ultrasound probes; and
processing circuitry included in the apparatus main body,
wherein the first memory stores probe use history information and encrypted probe identification information, the encrypted probe identification information being encrypted based on the probe use history information by the processing circuitry; and
the binary state generation circuitry is configured to generate a binary electrical state; and
the processing circuitry is further configured to
convert the binary electrical state into a probe identifier;
read the encrypted probe identification information and the probe use history information from the first memory;
decrypt the encrypted probe identification information based on the probe use history information;
determine whether there is first consistency between the probe identifier and the stored list information;
determine whether there is second consistency between the decrypted probe identification information and the stored list information; and
output a predetermined warning when there is not at least one of the first consistency and the second consistency.

US Pat. No. 10,398,044

DUST GUARD STRUCTURE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a particle trap coupled to a first surface of an enclosure, wherein the first surface of the enclosure is opposite a top surface of a circuit board;
a particle guard coupled to the top surface on a first side of the circuit board located in the enclosure, wherein the enclosure includes one or more apertures on a second surface of the enclosure where the first side of the circuit board is introduced to an external airflow, wherein the particle guard is wedge shaped;
an electrostatically charged film coupled to a first surface of the particle guard, wherein the first surface of the particle guard forms an acute angle with the top surface of the circuit board; and
a plurality of electronic components coupled to the circuit board via a plurality of electronic connections, wherein a height of the particle guard is greater than a height of each of all the plurality of electronic connections.

US Pat. No. 10,398,037

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:an electronic component provided with a plurality of first lands on a bottom surface thereof; and
a printed wiring board having a primary surface facing the bottom surface of the electronic component,
wherein the printed wiring board includes:
a solder resist arranged on the primary surface, the solder resist having a plurality of first apertures and at least one second aperture around at least one of the first apertures; and
a plurality of second lands arranged in the plurality of first apertures on the primary surface so as to face the plurality of first lands respectively,
wherein the plurality of first lands and the plurality of second lands are respectively bonded to each other by means of a solder,
wherein at least one metal member is provided in the at least one second aperture,
wherein a cured thermosetting resin surrounds the solder such that the resin is held in contact with the at least one metal member and bonds the bottom surface of the electronic component to the solder resist on the primary surface, and
wherein, in a plan view of the printed circuit board as seen from a side of the electronic component, a total area of the at least one metal member is not greater than a total area of the solder resist in a region of the primary surface corresponding to a projection area of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,397,951

MAC PROTOCOL FOR DIRECTIVE TRANSMISSIONS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method, performed in a first node in a wireless communication system, of accessing a shared media for directive signal transmission from the first node, the method comprising:receiving, from a second node, a pilot signal announcing a directive signal transmission between the second node and at least one further node, wherein the pilot signal has a narrower bandwidth than the announced directive signal transmission between the second node and the at least one further node;
predicting based on information in the received pilot signal, a collision rate between an intended directive signal transmission from the first node and the announced directive signal transmission, the information defining channel resources used by the announced directive signal transmission, wherein the prediction of the collision rate comprises estimating interference between the intended directive signal transmission from the first node and the announced directive signal transmission between the second node and the at least one further node; and
accessing the shared media based on the predicted collision rate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,921

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:receiving circuitry that receives a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH);
setting circuitry that sets an uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) configuration number for at least one of more than one serving cell;
transmitting circuitry that transmits a hybrid automatic repeat request—acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) in a subframe, wherein
the transmitting circuitry transmits the HARQ-ACK using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), and
in a case that (a) the more than one serving cell includes a primary cell with a frame structure type 2 and a secondary cell with a frame structure type 1, (b) the setting circuitry sets 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 as a DL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the primary cell, (c) the setting circuitry sets 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 as a DL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the secondary cell, and (d) the setting circuitry sets a PUCCH format 1b with channel selection as the PUCCH for the primary cell and the secondary cell:
the transmitting circuitry transmits the HARQ-ACK by assuming that an UL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the secondary cell belongs to 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6.

US Pat. No. 10,397,903

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HARQ-ACK INFORMATION IN MULTI-CELL ENVIRONMENT, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting control information by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting one or more physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) on a plurality of cells, wherein the plural cells are divided into a first cell set including a primary cell (PCell) and a first secondary cell (SCell) and a second cell set including one or more second SCells; and
transmitting hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information through a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) as feedback for the one or more PDSCHs,
wherein, when the one or more PDSCHs are detected only on the first cell set, the HARQ-ACK information includes HARQ-ACK responses only for the first cell set and is transmitted using a channel selection scheme and, when the one or more PDSCHs are detected at least on the second cell set, the HARQ-ACK information includes HARQ-ACK responses for both the first and second cell sets, and
wherein the channel selection scheme includes selecting one of PUCCH resources, and transmitting 2 bits corresponding to a set of HARQ-ACK responses for the PCell and the first SCell using the selected PUCCH resource.