US Pat. No. 10,435,647

POLYESTERS MADE FROM BIO-RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS FOR PREVENTING DYE REDEPOSITION ON FABRICS AND GARMENTS IN TEXTILE FINISHING AND GARMENT WASHING PROCESSES

The Seydel Companies, Inc...

1. A method for preventing a dye redeposition onto a dyed fabric during washing, the method comprising:determining a weight of the dyed fabric; and
adding an anti-redeposition agent to an aqueous bath, wherein:
a weight of the anti-redeposition agent is 0.1% to 1% of the weight of the dyed fabric; and
the anti-redeposition agent includes a water-soluble polyester made from bio-renewable raw materials, the water-soluble polyester comprising a reaction product of at least of:
a polyglycerol mixture;
a sugar alcohol;
a sebacic acid; and
one of an unsaturated fatty acid, a saturated fatty acid, a fat or an oil, a polylactic acid, or polyhydroxyalkanoate.

US Pat. No. 10,440,825

CHIP CARD MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CHIP CARD MODULE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A chip card module, comprising:a chip card module contact array having six contact pads that are arranged in a first row and a second row, each of the first row and the second row comprising three contact pads, the three contact pads of the first row being arranged in accordance with positions for contacts C1, C2, and C3 in ISO 7816-2, and the three contact pads of the second row being arranged in accordance with positions for contacts C5, C6, and C7 in ISO 7816-2, and
three additional contact pads that are arranged between the two rows;
wherein each additional contact pad is electrically conductively connected to a respective associated contact pad from a row from the two rows; and
at least one chip;
wherein the at least one chip is electrically conductively connected to each of the associated contact pads by each respective additional contact pad electrically conductively connected to the associated contact pad;
wherein the chip card module further comprises a main region and a removable region removable from the chip card module;
wherein the at least one chip, three contact pads from the first row and the three additional contact pads are arranged in the main region and the three contact pads from the second row are arranged in the removable region.

US Pat. No. 10,439,321

DEVICE FOR FASTENING AND ELECTRICAL CONTACTING OF A VEHICLE WINDOW PANE

SAINT-GOBAIN FRANCE S.A.,...

1. A device for fastening and electrical contacting of a vehicle window pane in which at least one electrical functional element is integrated, the device comprising:a pane adapter that is configured to be fixed on the vehicle window pane, the pane adapter comprising a latching hole;
a pane holder that is configured to couple the pane adapter with a vehicle body, the pane holder comprising a latching projection;
a pane-side plug that, in an intended assembled state, is configured to establish electrical contact with the at least one electrical functional element of the vehicle window pane;
a pane-side coupling shoe configured to mount the pane-side plug on the vehicle window pane; and
a mating plug that is configured to couple with the pane-side plug to provide an electrical contact of the functional element with a control unit,
wherein the pane adapter, the pane-side coupling shoe, the pane holder, and a plug holder that supports the mating plug, are kinematically coupled so that during assembly of the vehicle window pane using the pane adapter on the pane holder, the pane-side plug is connected to the mating plug,
wherein latching between the pane adapter and the pane holder in the intended assembled state is provided by engaging of the latching projection in the latching hole, and
wherein the pane-side plug, in the intended assembled state, allows a relative movement between the vehicle window pane and the pane-side plug.

US Pat. No. 10,440,800

DATA GENERATION METHOD, DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD, DATA GENERATION DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A data generation device comprising:a generating circuit configured to generate video data according to an Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard and a second opto-electrical transfer function (OETF); and
a storage to store:
video usability information (VUI) including a first value indicating a first OETF; and
supplemental enhancement information (SEI) including a second value indicating the second OETF, wherein
the first OETF corresponds to an ITU-R BT.709 standard or an ITU-R BT.2020 standard,
the second OETF corresponds to a hybrid gamma OETF, and
the first value is to be referred to by a decoding device that does not support the hybrid gamma OETF.

US Pat. No. 10,438,894

CHIP-TO-CHIP AND CHIP-TO-SUBSTRATE INTERCONNECTIONS IN MULTI-CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A multi-chip semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a first and second top substrate surfaces and a cavity having a cavity depth positioned therebetween;
a first active chip having a top first active chip surface in the cavity; and
a connecting passive chip bridging the top first active chip surface with only the first top substrate surface, the connecting passive chip is coupled to the first active chip by a plurality of first active chip solder bumps and to the first top substrate surface by a plurality of substrate solder bumps, wherein the size of the plurality of first active chip solder bumps and the size of the plurality of substrate solder bumps are such that the connecting passive chip is substantially parallel to the first and second top substrate surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,434,944

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH REDUCED IMAGE COLOR DATA PROCESSING BY USE OF DITHERING

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:a color camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle;
wherein said color camera comprises a photosensor array comprising at least 480 rows of photosensing elements and at least 640 columns of photosensing elements;
said color camera capturing image data;
wherein image data captured by said color camera is processed using an in-line dithering algorithm;
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm comprises at least one of (i) an in-row dithering algorithm that is applied to image data captured by individual rows of photosensing elements of said photosensor array and (ii) an in-column dithering algorithm that is applied to image data captured by individual columns of photosensing elements of said photosensor array;
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm determines most significant bits and least significant bits of first color data captured by a first photosensing element of a row or column, and wherein the least significant bits of the first color data are added to second color data captured by a second photosensing element of the row or column to generate second adjusted color data; and
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm determines most significant bits and least significant bits of the second color data, and wherein the least significant bits of the second color data are added to third color data captured by a third photosensing element of the row or column to generate third adjusted color data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,842

SURGICAL HANDLE ASSEMBLY

Lexington Medical, Inc., ...

1. A surgical handle assembly apparatus, comprising:a movable handle member;
a switch configured to:
provide a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation for the movable handle member, wherein the first mode of operation deploys one or more staples and the second mode of operation deploys one or more staples, and wherein the first mode of operation deploys a different number of staples than the second mode of operation; and
a driving pawl pivotally connected to a swing wheel, wherein the driving pawl is configured to:
advance an actuation shaft linearly in a distal direction a first distance in response to actuation of the movable handle member in the first mode of operation and advance the actuation shaft linearly in the distal direction a second distance in response to actuation of the movable handle member in the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,439,380

RECEPTACLE BOX AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

ATAS International, Inc.,...

1. A receptacle outlet box comprising:a body comprising a plurality of rear flanges, a plurality of front flanges, and a plurality of side panels, the plurality of side panels defining a body front opening, each of the plurality of front flanges extending outwardly from one of the plurality of side panels and in a direction away from a center of the body, each of the plurality of rear flanges being co-planar to the other flanges of the plurality of rear flanges, each of the plurality of rear flanges extending inwardly from one of the plurality of side panels and in a direction of the center of the body, each of the plurality of rear flanges being located in a first plane, each of the plurality of front flanges being located in a second plane, the first and second planes being substantially parallel, each of the plurality of side panels extending from the first plane to the second plane, the plurality of rear flanges having a plurality of fastener apertures formed therein; and
a cover comprising a face portion and a plurality of cover flanges, the face portion having a front side having a cover front opening located therein, a rear side, and a plurality of outer edges, each of the plurality of cover flanges extending inwardly from one of the plurality of outer edges to form a gap between the rear side of the face portion and the respective one of the cover flanges, the plurality of cover flanges defining a cover rear opening;
wherein the plurality of cover flanges of the cover and the plurality of front flanges of the body are shaped and configured so that at least some of the plurality of front flanges extend into at least some of the gaps in the cover when the cover is slid along the second plane into contact with the body.

US Pat. No. 10,439,896

PLAYBACK DEVICE CONNECTION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A computing device comprising:a user interface;
a network interface;
at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium; and
program instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to perform functions comprising:
while operating on a secure wireless local area network (WLAN) that is defined by an access point, (a) receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with an application for controlling one or more playback devices, user input indicating that a user wishes to set up a playback device to operate on the secure WLAN and (b) receiving a first message indicating that a given playback device is available for setup;
after receiving the user input and receiving the first message, transmitting a response to the first message that facilitates establishing an initial communication path with the given playback device, wherein the initial communication path with the given playback device does not traverse the access point;
transmitting, to the given playback device via the initial communication path, at least a second message containing network configuration parameters, wherein the network configuration parameters comprise an identifier of the secure WLAN and a security key for the secure WLAN;
after transmitting at least the second message containing the network configuration parameters, detecting an indication that the given playback device has successfully received the network configuration parameters; and
after detecting the indication, transitioning from communicating with the given playback device via the initial communication path to communicating with the given playback device via the secure WLAN that is defined by the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,440,840

FLEXIBLE DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A flexible device, comprising:a flexible module; and
a holding body holding the flexible module,
the holding body including:
a first housing and a second housing facing each other when the flexible module is bent; and
a connection section connecting the first housing and the second housing to each other so that the first housing and the second housing are turnable,
a surface of the flexible module which surface faces the first housing and the second housing being fixed to the first housing and the second housing,
the connection section including:
a third housing disposed so as to face a bent part of the flexible module; and
a plurality of turning bodies,
each of the plurality of turning bodies being fixed to the first housing or the second housing, the plurality of turning bodies rolling on the third housing so that a turning axis of the each of the plurality of turning bodies horizontally moves when the flexible module is bent;
the plurality of turning bodies including (i) at least one first turning body which is fixed to the first housing and (ii) at least one second turning body which is fixed to the second housing; and
a distance on the third housing between a turning axis of each of the at least one first turning body and a turning axis of each of the at least one second turning body being longer in a state where the flexible device is unfolded than in a state where the flexible device is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,437,433

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR COORDINATING PLAYING OF MEDIA STREAMS

Cypress Lake Software, In...

1. A first presentation device, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing instructions;
a screen; and
circuitry in communication with the non-transitory memory and the screen, wherein the circuitry executes the instructions to:
provide access to a first media player and a second media player in an execution environment, the first presentation device capable of communication with a second presentation device including a display via a wireless network on which the first presentation device resides, where presentation focus information is accessible for identifying whether at least one of the first presentation device or the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation;
detect access to the first media player to play a first media stream that includes video;
indicate, if the first presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the first presentation device; and
indicate, if the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the second presentation device;
wherein the first presentation device is configured such that a change in presentation focus is capable of being based on at least one of a releasing of a first presentation focus in connection with the first media player, a detected user input indication for giving the second media player a second presentation focus, a change in input focus, a change in an attribute of a user interface element, a count of media streams being played, a ranking of media streams being played, a transparency level of at least one of the user interface element, or another user interface element sharing a region of a display of the first presentation device;
wherein the first presentation device is configured such that the first media player and the second media player are simultaneously presented such that each of the first media player and the second media player has a central area that is fully visible, where the first media player is presented with at least one first input control and the second media player is presented with at least one second input control, the at least one first input control and the at least one second input control each including at least one of a play input control or a pause input control, where the detection of the access to the first media player to play the first media stream includes detection of a selection of the at least one first input control presented with the first media player.

US Pat. No. 10,433,498

SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING PLANT YIELD

1. An apparatus for improving plant yield, said apparatus comprising:(a) a plant container adapted to be movable between a first plant growing direction and a second plant growing direction; and
(b) a rigid trellis attached to said plant container, wherein said trellis includes at least one pole and a plurality of support wires attached to said pole and wherein said support wires are spring loaded for providing positioning along the length of said pole.

US Pat. No. 10,436,530

RADIAL DELAYED BLOWBACK OPERATING SYSTEM, SUCH AS FOR AR 15 PLATFORM

22 Evolution LLC, Columb...

1. A radial delay blowback mechanism for attenuating discharge forces resulting from firing of a projectile from a cartridge, the cartridge further including a cartridge case, said mechanism comprising: a bolt and a carrier incorporated into a firearm having a barrel, a trigger actuated firing pin supported within the carrier,a plurality of radial bolt lugs configured at a forward end of the bolt, said lugs defining a mating angular profile with a rear end extension of the barrel during cycling of the bolt to a pre-cartridge discharge position so that the bolt is seated with but not locked to the barrel;
a cam pin extending from the bolt and seating through a circumferentially directed slot configured within the carrier, said pin abutting against a first edge location of said slot when the bolt is in a set position at a beginning of a discharge cycle with the cartridge chambered and awaiting the discharge cycle;
upon initiating the discharge cycle, expanding gas forcing the cartridge case rearward into an end face of the bolt, causing the bolt to accelerate axially rearwardly concurrent with the projectile of the cartridge traveling through and out an end of the barrel, the bolt displacing relative to the barrel along the mating angular profile and converting a portion of the axial acceleration into a rotation of the bolt, via said cam pin traveling within said circumferentially directed slot, the carrier is caused by the bolt to axially displace as the bolt rotates within the carrier, said lugs subsequently separating from said rear end extension of the barrel; and
the bolt and carrier retaining sufficient inertia following separation of said lugs from the barrel to permit successive rearward and forward return displacement to complete the discharge cycle and reload a subsequent cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,434,290

TEXTILE BALLOON CATHETERS

Cook Medical Technologies...

8. A catheter, comprising:an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, a main body extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a longitudinal axis, the main body defining a lumen;
a balloon having uninflated and inflated configurations, the balloon secured to the elongate member and defining an interior chamber in communication with the lumen such that movement of fluid from the lumen into the interior chamber moves the balloon from the uninflated configuration to the inflated configuration and movement of fluid from the interior chamber of the balloon into the lumen moves the balloon from the inflated configuration to the uninflated configuration;
the balloon having balloon proximal and balloon distal neck portions secured to the elongate member, a balloon body portion disposed between the balloon proximal and balloon distal neck portions and defining a maximum outer diameter of the balloon when the balloon is in the inflated configuration, a balloon proximal cone portion disposed between the balloon body portion and the balloon proximal neck portion, and a balloon distal cone portion disposed between the balloon body portion and the balloon distal neck portion; and
a textile sleeve secured to the balloon, the textile sleeve having a textile sleeve body portion disposed on the balloon body portion, a textile sleeve proximal neck portion disposed on the balloon proximal neck portion, and a textile sleeve distal neck portion disposed on the balloon distal neck portion;
the textile sleeve comprising a warp thread and at least one weft thread, the at least one weft thread defining a first set of circumferential loops in the textile sleeve body portion and a second set of circumferential loops in the textile sleeve proximal neck portion;
wherein a circumferential loop of the second set of circumferential loops extends only partially around the balloon proximal neck portion.

US Pat. No. 10,440,020

BIOMETRIC ONE TOUCH SYSTEM

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method of authenticating a user with a third party server, comprising:receiving, from a remote client device of the user, an authentication request for a current transaction with a third party server, the authentication request comprising personal identification information and a digitized file of a biometric captured by a biometric scanner;
identifying via the personal identification information that the user has a user account;
querying a database with the personal identification information and the digitized file to determine whether the biometric matches a stored biometric in the user account;
upon determining that the biometric matches the stored biometric,
generating an authenticated token that obfuscates the biometric from the third party server, the authenticate token configured be transmitted to the third party server that authenticates the user; and
transmitting the authenticated token to the client device, the authenticated token configured to be transmitted from the client device to the third party server to authenticate the user for the current transaction and at least one future transaction with the third party server.

US Pat. No. 10,440,855

COOLING OF A COMPACT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A Wireless Access Point, comprising:a housing comprising a plurality of sides each adjacent to a bottom portion, wherein the housing houses a plurality of components comprising a fan module, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) comprising one or more Wi-Fi radios, and a power supply;
an electrical plug connected to the power supply and extending from the bottom portion for insertion into an electrical outlet for power and for physical support of the Wireless Access Point adjacent to the electrical plug;
vents disposed on the housing on a surface that is recessed from the bottom portion with the electrical plug to provide a gap for air circulation; and
a heatsink supporting the fan module, wherein the fan module is located in an interior of the housing, wherein air intake from the vents is guided between layers of the plurality of components via gaps in edges of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,440,768

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first base station, comprising:a controller, wherein
the controller is configured to directly receive capability information from a user terminal,
the capability information indicates whether the user terminal supports a first architecture in which a SCG (Secondary Cell Group) bearer is used and whether the user terminal supports a second architecture in which a split bearer is used,
the SCG bearer is a bearer which goes via both a serving gate way and a second base station without going via the first base station,
the split bearer is a bearer which goes via both the serving gate way and the first base station, and which is split in a PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) layer of the first base station,
one split path of the split bearer goes via the second base station,
another split path of the split bearer does not go via the second base station and goes via the first base station, and
the controller is configured to configure either the SCG bearer or the split bearer to a user terminal without simultaneously configuring both the SCG bearer and the split bearer even when the user terminal has indicated that it supports both the first architecture and the second architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,440,754

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A random access apparatus configured in a user equipment (UE), the random access apparatus comprising:a processor circuit; and
a transceiver configured to:
support multiple transmission time intervals (TTIs);
transmit to a base station a preamble for requesting random access via a first message using a TTI among the multiple TTIs; and
receive a random access response transmitted by the base station via a second message; wherein a random access parameter is calculated based on a slot position for transmitting the preamble of the first message.

US Pat. No. 10,440,837

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DOUBLE LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method of a double layer circuit board comprising:providing a baseboard; wherein a first plating layer is formed on a surface of the baseboard;
forming a first photoresist layer on the first plating layer;
patterning the first photoresist layer to form a groove of a first circuit pattern in the first photoresist layer; wherein the first plating layer is exposed in the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a first circuit in the groove of the first circuit pattern by plating the first plating layer to fill the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a second photoresist layer on the surface of the baseboard to cover the first circuit and the first photoresist layer;
patterning the second photoresist layer to form at least one via to expose a top surface of the first circuit;
forming a second plating layer on a surface of the second photoresist layer and in the at least one via;
forming at least one connecting pillar that fills the at least one via by plating the second plating layer in the at least one via; wherein each one of the at least one connecting pillar comprises a first end and a second end, the first end is opposite to the second end, and the first end is connected to the first circuit;
forming a third photoresist layer on the at least one connecting pillar and the plated second plating layer;
patterning the third photoresist layer to cover the at least one second end of the at least one connecting pillar;
removing a portion of the second plating layer that is uncovered by the third photoresist layer;
removing the first photoresist layer, the second photoresist layer, and the third photoresist layer, and maintaining the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a substrate on the baseboard to cover the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar; wherein the substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is opposite to the second surface, and the first surface faces to the baseboard;
drilling the second surface of the substrate by laser to expose the at least one second end of the at least one connecting pillar out of the second surface of the substrate;
forming a third plating layer on the second surface of the substrate; wherein the third plating layer is electronically connected to the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a fourth photoresist layer on a surface of the third plating layer;
patterning the fourth photoresist layer to form a groove of a second circuit pattern in the fourth photoresist layer; wherein the third plating layer is exposed in the groove of the second circuit pattern;
forming a second circuit in the groove of the second circuit pattern on the third plating layer by plating the third plating layer;
removing the fourth photoresist layer to expose the third plating layer, and maintaining the second circuit to form a second circuit layer; wherein a portion of the third plating layer is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing the portion of the third plating layer that is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing the baseboard; and
removing the first plating layer, and maintaining the first circuit to form a first circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,439,513

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONVERTER MODULES

SINEWATTS, INC., Charlot...

1. A direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) inverter system, comprising:a synchronization control circuit configured to:
receive a grid signal from an electrical grid, the grid signal having a grid signal frequency;
detect a zero-crossing of the grid signal;
generate a pulse signal, wherein a first pulse of the pulse signal corresponds to the zero-crossing of the grid signal;
modulate the pulse signal onto a carrier signal to generate a synchronization current signal, wherein the carrier signal has a synchronization current signal frequency that is higher than the grid signal frequency;
add, by an isolated aggregation current mode transformer, the synchronization current signal to an output current of the inverter system to generate an aggregated output current in order to introduce current onto the electrical grid;
a first inverter module configured to receive a first DC input from a first DC source and provide a first AC output voltage at a first output, the first inverter module comprising:
a first switch electrically coupled between the first DC source and the first output;
a first isolated current-mode transformer electrically coupled to sense the aggregated output current;
a first module control circuit configured to:
detect the aggregated output current from the first isolated current-mode transformer of a first demodulation circuit;
demodulate the synchronization current signal to generate a first reproduced pulse signal;
include a phase shift to the first reproduced pulse signal to compensate for a baseline phase difference; and
generate a first switch control signal based at least in part on the first reproduced pulse signal;
a second inverter module configured to receive a second DC input from a second DC source and provide a second AC output voltage at a second output, wherein the first inverter module and the second inverter module are electrically coupled in series, and wherein an AC output voltage of the inverter system comprises a sum of the first AC output voltage and the second AC output voltage, the second inverter module comprising:
a second switch electrically coupled between the second DC source and the second output;
a second isolated current-mode transformer electrically coupled to the electrical grid;
a second module control circuit configured to:
detect the aggregated output current from the second isolated current-mode transformer of a second demodulation circuit;
demodulate the synchronization current signal to generate a second reproduced pulse signal;
include the phase shift to the second reproduced pulse signal to compensate for the baseline phase difference; and
generate a second switch control signal based at least in part on the second reproduced pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,436,108

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE USING A WATER-BASED MIXTURE AS FUEL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

MAYMAAN RESEARCH, LLC, H...

1. An internal combustion engine for use with a single liquid fuel that is only a non-petroleum water-based fuel, the internal combustion engine comprising:at least one cylinder having a combustion chamber structured to combust the single liquid fuel and no other liquid fuel;
an intake manifold in selective fluid communication with the combustion chamber;
a source of air in fluid communication with the intake manifold to provide air to the combustion cylinder through the intake manifold;
a fuel source configured to provide only the single liquid fuel that is only a non-petroleum water-based liquid fuel consisting essentially of water and alcohol;
a single fuel injector configured to selectively inject only the liquid fuel from the fuel source to the combustion chamber;
at least one piston in the at least one cylinder and structured to move within the at least one cylinder and compress the air and fuel together in the combustion chamber with a compression ratio in the range of 10:1 to 40:1; and
an ignition device configured to ignite the compressed air and fuel in the combustion chamber to generate power.

US Pat. No. 10,439,223

SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED BINDER FOR SECONDARY BATTERIES

NanoStar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A composition for use in an anode of a secondary battery comprising:an anode active material; and
a binder composition comprising a plurality of SiC nanowires disposed in a polymer binder.
US Pat. No. 10,434,116

METHODS OF TREATING CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

University of Maryland, B...

1. A method for treating a coronavirus infection in a subject, comprising the step of:administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a kinase signaling inhibitor selected from the group consisting of imatinib mesylate, nilotinib hydrochloride and dasatinib.

US Pat. No. 10,440,861

EVAPORATIVE INDUCTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system comprising:a plurality of fans configured to draw outside air at ambient conditions into an entry zone of a data center;
a plurality of atomizers positioned downstream of the entry zone configured to spray atomized water into the outside air;
an evaporation zone where the atomized water evaporates and cools the outside air to produce cooled air;
a rack zone positioned downstream of the evaporation zone that comprises a plurality of computer racks arranged in a plurality of substantially parallel rows; and
an air-to-air heat exchanger positioned between the evaporation zone and the rack zone, the air-to-air heat exchanger comprising:
one or more heat wheels;
a first conduit positioned on the evaporation zone-side of the one or more heat wheels and configured to receive the cooled air and direct the cooled air through the one or more heat wheels; and
a second conduit positioned on the rack zone-side of the one or more heat wheels and configured to receive hot air from the rack zone, direct the hot air through the one or more heat wheels and redirect the now cooled air back into the rack zone.

US Pat. No. 10,440,784

REDUCED-DISTORTION HYBRID INDUCTION HEATING/WELDING ASSEMBLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A hybrid induction heating/welding assembly comprising:a metal working tool configured to perform a metal working process on at least one workpiece, wherein the metal working process generates a metal working heat profile in the at least one workpiece; and
at least one induction heating coil configured to apply induction heat to the at least one workpiece, wherein the induction heat generates an induction heat profile in the at least one workpiece;
wherein the metal working heat profile and the induction heat profile combine to generate a combined heat profile in the at least one workpiece, wherein the combined heat profile results in no distortion in the at least one workpiece from the metal working process; and
control circuitry configured to:
estimate the metal working heat profile and the induction heat profile in the at least one workpiece, to estimate the combined heat profile based on the estimated metal working heat profile and induction heat profile; and
control a relative positioning of the metal working tool, the at least one induction heating coil, or both, to adjust the position of the metal working heat profile or the induction heat profile on the workpiece to minimize the distortion in the at least one workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,440,827

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER OVERRIDE

KMC Controls, Inc., New ...

1. An override board used to control an output of a programmable logic controller, the override board comprising:a circuit board;
electrical connections mounted to the circuit board and configured so as to allow the override board to be releasably secured from mating electrical connections disposed on the programmable logic controller;
a manual switch mounted to the circuit board;
an output device mounted to the circuit board and having an output terminal, wherein the output device is electrically connected to the manual switch, and wherein a first mode setting obtainable with the manual switch transfers control of the output terminal to the programmable logic controller, a second mode setting obtainable with the manual switch energizes the output terminal, and a third mode setting obtainable with the manual switch de-energizes the output terminal; and
a control circuit on the circuit board, the control circuit being able to receive an override clear signal other than through manipulation of the manual switch and based on the received override clear signal initiate switching of the output device to the first mode setting from at least one of the second mode setting and the third mode setting.

US Pat. No. 10,440,808

HIGH POWER IMPULSE PLASMA SOURCE

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of generating a surface treating plasma, comprising:positioning a substrate on a substrate holder in a process chamber;
supplying a mixture of gasses to said process chamber, said mixture of gasses including a precursor gas comprising carbon and hydrogen to a hollow power conducting electrode providing a gas nozzle, wherein:
said hollow power conducting electrode comprises a first end formed to include a first cathode opening extending therethrough, and an opposing second end formed to include a second cathode opening extending therethrough, said first cathode opening and said second cathode opening at least partially aligned to define a linear channel that extends between said first and second end of said cathode for gas flow;
said gas flows into said first cathode opening and through and in contact with said hollow power conducting electrode;
applying power pulses to said hollow power conducting electrode with a DC generator in the range of 40 kW to 100 kW at a frequency in the range of 0.1 Hz to 62.5 kHz, and with a pulse duration in the range of 0.1 microseconds to 3,000 microseconds, providing peak currents in the range of 175 Amps to 400 Amps, and forming a plasma from said gas;
said plasma discharges from said second cathode openings directly to said substrate wherein said second cathode opening is closest to said substrate holder and said second cathode opening to said substrate holder is in range of 10 micrometers to 5 millimeters; and
treating a surface of a substrate with said plasma and forming a diamond like carbon coating.

US Pat. No. 10,440,739

MESSAGE TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING METHODS AND DEVICES, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL

1. A message transmitting method, comprising:dividing uplink access signals into a first pre-determined number of uplink access signal groups, wherein the uplink access signal groups correspond to pre-determined uplink access response resources;
receiving an uplink access signal, which is transmitted in an uplink access beam form based on one or more uplink access signal groups, from a second communication node, wherein the one or more uplink access signal groups are selected by the second communication node according to a division result;
determining an uplink access signal group to which the uplink access signal pertains, wherein one or more uplink access signals contained in the determined uplink access signal group are transmitted under at least one of the following restriction conditions: a restricted sequence transmitting order, a restricted transmitting occasion, and a restricted transmitting frequency domain position; and
transmitting an uplink access response message to the second communication node over an uplink access response resource corresponding to the determined uplink access signal group.

US Pat. No. 10,438,100

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DIMENSIONING ITEMS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of generating dimensioning assist information for an item, the method comprising:obtaining data associated with a physical size of a graphical dimensioning aid associated with the item;
generating dimensioning assist information by encoding the data into a machine-readable data object carried by the item.

US Pat. No. 10,437,712

API FUNCTIONAL-TEST GENERATION

CA, INC., Istandia, NY (...

1. A method of configuring a test of an application program interface, the method comprising:obtaining, with one or more processors, a model of an application program interface (“API”), wherein:
the model of the API describes how to interact with the API,
the model of the API comprises a first identifier of a first set of functionality exposed by the API,
the model of the API associates with the first identifier a first set of a plurality parameters of at least some functions of the first set of functionality and by which at least some functionality of the first set of functionality is invoked in API requests, at least in part, by specifying values of respective parameters in API requests, and
the model of the API is distinct from source code of one or more processes implementing functionality of the API;
receiving, with one or more processors, a request to generate a functional-test specification for the API, the functional-test specification specifying a plurality of tests of functionality of the API with test cases specified by the functional-test specification;
detecting, with one or more processors, sets of functionality identified by the model of the API and respective sets of parameters corresponding to the detected sets of functionality by parsing the model of the API;
in response to receiving the request, generating, with one or more processors, the functional-test specification for the API by, for at least some respective detected sets of functionality, specifying respective sets of functional tests based on corresponding sets of parameters, wherein:
specifying respective sets of tests comprises specifying a first set of tests of the first set of functionality,
the first set of tests comprises respective positive test cases that test different respective subsets of parameters among the first set of the plurality of parameters,
the positive test cases have values of respective parameters in different respective subsets of parameters that correctly invoke functionality of the API in the first set of functionality,
the first set of tests comprises respective negative test cases that test different respective subsets of parameters among the first set of the plurality of parameters,
the negative test cases have values of respective parameters in different respective subsets of parameters that incorrectly invoke functionality of the API in the first set of functionality,
specifications of tests among the first set of tests comprise respective criteria by which API responses to respective tests are determined to pass or fail respective tests, and
generating the functional-test specification comprises forming the respective strings encoding corresponding API requests by:
parsing portions of the strings from the model of the API,
arranging the portions of the strings in an order indicated by the model of the API,
determining values for parameters by systematically varying the values to test different attributes of functionality, and
including the determined values for the parameters in respective strings of corresponding tests that test the API response to API requests including the determined values; and
storing, with one or more processors, the functional-test specification in memory.

US Pat. No. 10,438,686

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL INFERTILITY

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A system comprising:(a) a computing environment;
(b) an input device in communication with the computing environment, wherein the input device comprises a platform for entry of a fertility profile for a female subject and for entry of data sets, the data sets comprising,
(i) a first data set comprising fertility profiles of a group of female individuals, wherein successful and unsuccessful IVF treatments from the fertility profiles are identified within the data set,
(ii) a second data set comprising clinical variables known to be associated with or influence a female individual's probability of having a live birth event, and
(iii) a third data set comprising variables related to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment protocols;
(c) a non-transitory computer readable storage medium in communication with the computing environment comprising at least one algorithm that,
(i) analyzes the data sets of (b) to identify variables from the data sets that are predictive of a probability of a live birth event in a female individual undergoing an IVF treatment,
generates a prediction model for a likelihood of a female individual having a live birth event from an IVF treatment based upon the identified variables of (c)(i), validates the prediction model by testing the prediction model on at least one independent data set comprising fertility profiles of a group of female individuals, wherein the fertility profiles of the group of female individuals have variables that are correlated to the variables of (c)(i) that were found to be predictive of the probability of the live birth and applies the validated prediction model to the at least one independent data set to generate prognostic stratification of the independent data set, wherein the prognostic stratification is represented by percentile assignments representing a likelihood of the female individuals of the at least one independent data set to experience a live birth event from an IVF treatment, and
(iii) applies the validated prediction model and prognostic stratification of (c)(ii) to the fertility profile of the female subject of (b) to obtain the female subject's predictive probability of having a live birth event from an IVF treatment and the percentile assignment of the female subject's probability of having a live birth event from an IVF treatment relative to the female individuals of the at least one independent data set;
(d) an output device in communication with the computing environment for providing results generated by the at least one prediction model for the female subject, wherein the results are deliverable to a user of the system as a fertility management protocol for the female subject based upon the predicted probability and percentile assignment of (c)(iii).

US Pat. No. 10,440,798

LED LAMP AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL CIRCUIT APPLIED THERETO

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A LED lamp, comprising:at least one LED unit; a magnetic ballast, coupled to a power and configured to transfer a received first alternating current to a first direct current; and
a LED drive circuit, comprising a temperature control circuit coupled to the magnetic ballast and in parallel with the LED unit, configured to detect an internal temperature of the LED lamp and adjust an output power of the LED unit, wherein, the temperature control circuit comprises:
a thermal sensitive module, comprising a negative temperature coefficient thermistor; and
a phase cut circuit coupled to the thermal sensitive module, wherein when the internal temperature of the LED lamp detected by the thermal sensitive module is higher than a temperature threshold, a resistance of the negative temperature coefficient thermistor is decreased to adjust the output power of the LED unit, wherein the phase cut circuit is configured to cut off a portion of a half cycle of an output voltage of the LED unit when the internal temperature of the LED lamp is higher than the temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,440,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASED THROUGHPUT USING QUEUE SIZE BASED INTELLIGENT PROPORTION CALCULATION REVERSE DIRECTION GRANTS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless local area network (WLAN) station comprising:a memory for storing a traffic identifier (TID) counter, wherein the TID counter represents an amount of first network layer data to be transmitted by the WLAN station;
a TID counter controller configured to increment and decrement the TID counter in the memory; and
a media access control (MAC) engine configured to calculate a proportion of a transmission opportunity (TXOP) for a remote WLAN station to transmit second network layer data based on a value of the TID counter in the memory and a value of a TID counter in the remote WLAN station, wherein the TXOP is obtained by the WLAN station during a contention window.

US Pat. No. 10,438,693

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLAIM ADJUDICATION

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:determining, on a processor of an adjudication subsystem of a pharmacy benefit manager device, a status reflecting that a member, having a universal identifier, has changed from a drug benefit plan to a different drug benefit plan;
associating, on the processor of the adjudication subsystem of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the different drug benefit plan with the universal identifier;
accessing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, first claims data associated with the drug benefit plan based on the universal identifier associated with the member from a database via a network;
determining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, that second claims data is also associated with the universal identifier;
accessing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the second claims data associated with the different drug benefit plan based on the universal identifier associated with the member from the database via the network;
analyzing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the first claims data from the drug benefit plan and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan;
combining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the first claims data from the drug benefit plan and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan in response to analysis of the first claims data and the second claims data to generate a claims history of the member;
identifying, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, a current-filled prescription based on the first claims data from the drug benefit plan accessed using the universal identifier and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan accessed using the universal identifier;
performing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, at least one adjudication operation for the current-filled prescription prior to receiving a new request for the current-filled prescription from a pharmacy device via a network, wherein performing the at least one adjudication operation for the current-filled prescription comprises determining a co-pay, coinsurance, and deductible for the current-filled prescription at each of one or more pharmacies capable of fulfilling the current-filled prescription;
prior to receipt of the new request for the current-filled prescription, determining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, whether the new request is fillable subsequent to and based on performance of the at least one adjudication operation;
generating, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, a notification to the member based on a result of a determination of whether the new request is fillable;
transmitting the notification from a network interface device of the pharmacy benefit manager device to a member device of the member via the network; and
dispensing the current-filled prescription at a pharmacy of the one or more pharmacies capable of fulfilling the current-filled prescription when the new request is fillable.

US Pat. No. 10,436,970

SHAPED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:a first optical waveguide body comprising a first end extending along a length dimension of the first optical waveguide body comprising a first thickness adapted to receive light;
a plurality of LEDs disposed adjacent the first end along the length dimension thereof;
a second end extending along the length dimension of the optical waveguide opposite the first end comprising a second thickness less than the first thickness;
wherein an extent of the length dimension extending along the first end is greater than an extent of a dimension extending between the first end and the second end;
wherein a second optical waveguide body intersects with the first optical waveguide body to define a first portion of the first optical waveguide body and a second portion of the first optical waveguide body;
the first portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of first cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of second surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces of the series of first cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the first portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces; and
a third surface opposite the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the third surface is planar;
the second portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of fourth cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of fifth surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the second portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces; and
a sixth surface opposite the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the sixth surface is planar; and
wherein the first and second optical waveguide bodies are disposed within a suspended lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,440,868

ROTARY HEAD FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A rotary head comprising:a rotating body on which a plurality of suction nozzles that suck a component at a tip end are disposed in a circumferential direction, and the rotating body revolves the plurality of suction nozzles by rotation of the rotating body; and
a wall with a wall surface along an axial direction of a rotary axis of the rotating body, and the wall is provided on a lower surface of the rotating body, wherein
the wall surface, which is an outer surface of the wall in a direction perpendicular to the rotary axis, is provided inward from an inner circumferential side of the plurality of suction nozzles, such that the wall suppresses a reduction in pressure on the inner circumferential side of the plurality of suction nozzles caused by a revolving of the suction nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,440,867

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC STORAGE OF TAPE GUIDES

1. An automated SMD tower storage unit and pallets, suitable for storing an electronic component tape reel with a pre-threaded tape guide having surface mount components in pockets, the automated storage unit comprising:an interior surrounded by a wall and a deposition port in the wall, further comprising interior locations that accept automated storage of each of the pallets,
wherein
one or more of the pallets has a horizontal surface with a top and carries an electronic component tape reel with a pre-threaded tape guide that is placed on the top of the pallet with the reel laying on its side, and
the pallets further include a spacer element and/or mechanical holder configured to carry, as a unit, the electronic component tape reel with the pre-threaded tape guide,
an internal robot arm that performs automated pick up and retrieval of the pallets,
the deposition port through which the pallets are passable is where the internal robot arm can pick up the pallets and move them to a selected one of the interior locations inside the automated storage unit storage.

US Pat. No. 10,440,845

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION CONTROLLER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A method for forming an electronic transmission controller, the method comprising:forming a core layer made of a material that is dielectric and electrically insulating, the core layer laminated on both sides with electrically conductive conductor path layers;
etching the electrically conductive conductor path layers applied to the core layer;
applying a second layer made of a second material that is dielectric and electrically insulating to each of the etched conductor path layers, and etching outer electrically conductive conductor path layers to the respective second layers; and
applying an outer layer made of a fluid resistant, electrically insulating material to the outer electrically conductive conductor path layers in a location such that the outer layer is located partially inside a housing and partially outside the housing when the electronic transmission controller is fully assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,440,462

EARPHONE ASSEMBLY AND SOUND CHANNEL CONTROL METHOD APPLIED THEREIN

Cheng Uei Precision Indus...

1. An earphone assembly adapted for being electrically connected with an electronic equipment, comprising:a control box electrically connected with the electronic equipment, the electronic equipment being used for transmitting left sound channel signals and right sound channel signals to the control box, the control box including
a microprocessor processing the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals transmitted from the electronic equipment,
a first acceleration sensor module electrically connected with the microprocessor for reading three-axis gravity acceleration variation values, and then the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values being transmitted to the microprocessor for calculating a tilt angle of the control box at the time of the earphone assembly being worn, and
a sound source output controller electrically connected with the microprocessor, after the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals are transmitted to the sound source output controller from the electronic equipment and processed by the microprocessor, the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals being switched optionally and then transmitted by virtue of the sound source output controller;
a first earphone electrically connected with the control box and receiving the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller, the first earphone including
a second acceleration sensor module mounted in the first earphone for reading the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values, and then the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values being transmitted to the microprocessor to calculate a tilt angle of the first earphone at the time of the first earphone being worn, and
a first drive monomer for playing the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller; and
a second earphone electrically connected with the control box for receiving the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals transmitted from the sound source output controller, the second earphone including
a second drive monomer mounted in the second earphone for playing the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller;
wherein the microprocessor is programmed to execute a specific process of judging which of a left ear and a right ear of a user is each of the first earphone and the second earphone worn in for outputting the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals, the specific process including:
a first step of judging which of the left ear and the right ear is the first earphone worn in and which of the left ear and the right ear is the second earphone worn in respectively according to the tilt angle of the first earphone;
a second step of judging which of the left ear and the right ear is the first earphone worn in and which of the left ear and the right ear is the second earphone worn in respectively according to the tilt angle of the control box if the first step is unable to judge, and
a third step of keeping a current status if the second step is still unable to judge, namely, outputting the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals according to initial settings of the earphone assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,440,410

DYNAMIC CHANNEL VERSIONING IN A BROADCAST AIR CHAIN BASED ON USER PREFERENCES

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTE...

17. A system, comprising:one or more circuits in a media content packaging and distribution system that controls creation and distribution of a channel to one or more of a plurality of user-computing devices associated with a plurality of specific subscriber accounts, the one or more circuits configured to:
receive a plurality of user-preferences from the plurality of user-computing devices over one or more communication mediums;
determine a plurality of targeted contents for each user-computing device of the plurality of user-computing devices,
wherein the plurality of targeted contents are determined based on a first number of types of the user-computing device and the plurality of user-preferences from a corresponding user-computing device of the plurality of user-computing devices;
determine corresponding sequences of a plurality of segments of a media feed of the channel, based on information corresponding to one or more triggers included in the media feed;
generate a plurality of distinct customized media feeds of the media feed of the channel, based on the number of the plurality of user-preferences, wherein each of the plurality of distinct customized media feeds is for a specific one of the plurality of user-computing devices;
video stitching the plurality of segments of the media feed of the channel and the targeted content of the plurality of targeted contents for corresponding user-computing devices of the plurality of user-computing devices to generate the plurality of distinct customized media feeds, wherein each of the generated plurality of distinct customized media feeds represents a user-specific version of the channel; and
communicate the plurality of distinct customized media feeds via at least one of the one or more communication mediums or a distribution system, wherein each of the plurality of distinct customized media feeds is communicated to the specific one of the plurality of user-computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,435,104

VEHICLE HAVING INTERACTIVE LEAN CONTROL

TerraCraft Motors Inc., ...

1. A motorized tricycle comprising:a frame;
two front wheels operably coupled to the frame;
one rear wheel operably coupled to the frame;
a suspension system operably coupled to one or both front wheels, the suspension system including a lean actuator in which one end of the lean actuator is connected to the frame, the lean actuator being configured to tilt the frame of the motorized tricycle;
a plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, one of which is operably coupled to the frame of the motorized tricycle, each of the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors perform measurement of acceleration in three axes, angular rate in three axes, and measures magnetic field in at least one axis;
a lean mechanism controller that is operably coupled to the lean actuator of the suspension system, the lean mechanism controller including a sensor layer that is operably coupled to the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, a verification layer that is operably coupled to the sensor layer and that includes a component that determines accuracy of data from the sensor layer by comparing redundant measurements from the sensor layer; and
an active system that is operably coupled to the lean mechanism controller that operates in two modes:
a first mode being an autonomous mode in which the active system includes a first component that generates a signal to tilt the motorized tricycle in response to lateral forces so that a resultant force acts in line with a central axis of the motorized tricycle, the signal being generated from the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, the signal being generated independent of steering inputs, and a second component that is coupled to the first component that sends the signal to the lean mechanism controller, the lateral forces including turning forces and effects of wind or unlevel terrain, the active system also including a third component that is coupled to the first component and that determines magnetic heading, road incline and smoothness, braking and acceleration forces, aerodynamic forces, skid and hydroplaning from data from the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, and
a second mode being an interactive mode in which the active system includes a fourth component that detects a lean of a body of a human and a fifth component that generates a signal to tilt the motorized tricycle in response to lateral forces so that a resultant force acts in line with a central axis of the motorized tricycle, the signal being generated from the signal that is indicative of interaction with the human and from data from the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors and the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, and the second component that is coupled to the fifth component that sends the signal to the lean mechanism controller.

US Pat. No. 10,433,813

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, comprising:data processing circuitry configured to generate at least B-mode data and Doppler spectral data;
a display configured to display images based on the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data generated by the data processing circuitry;
input interface circuitry configured to input an instruction to transition to a Doppler spectral mode in which the Doppler spectral data is generate, and input an operation to set a range gate; and
system control circuitry configured to
determine, based on the Doppler spectral data generated in a predetermined time period after the input of the instruction to transition to the Doppler spectral mode is received, whether the generation of data has transited in an order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data and whether aliasing was generated,
change a display form of the Doppler spectral data displayed on the display when it is determined that both the generation of the data transits in the order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data and that the aliasing was generated, does not change the display form of the Doppler spectral data displayed on the display when it is determined that the generation of the data does not transit in the order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data or aliasing was not generated,
wherein the predetermined time period starts upon transition to the Doppler spectral mode.

US Pat. No. 10,440,810

GENERATION AND ACCELERATION OF CHARGED PARTICLES USING COMPACT DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Cornell University, Itha...

1. A device for generating charged particle packets or pulses, comprising:a charged particle deflector that receives a stream of continuous charged particles propagating along a first direction and includes deflector elements that deflect the stream of continuous charged particles to a set of directions different from the first direction; and
a series of beam blockers located downstream from the charged particle deflector and spaced from one another in a linear configuration as a beam-blocker grating to interact with the stream of continuous charged particles and divide the stream of continuous charged particles into short particle packets;
wherein the short particle packets emanate from the series of beam blockers, the short particle packets having one or more different non-parallel directions from the first direction of the stream of continuous charged particles.

US Pat. No. 10,437,750

RELATIVE DATA WIDTH INDICATION FOR READ RESPONSES ROUTED BY AN INTERCONNECT

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An interconnect for providing data access between nodes of an integrated circuit, comprising:a plurality of ports, each port to exchange data with a corresponding node of the integrated circuit, wherein at least one of the ports is a predetermined type of ingress port comprising:
routing circuitry responsive to a read-triggering request received from a requesting node at the predetermined type of ingress port, to select from among the plurality of ports a selected egress port via which signals are to be routed to a destination node to control the destination node to return via the selected egress port at least one read response dependent on data read from a target storage location;
wherein in response to the read-triggering request, the routing circuitry is configured to obtain a relative data width indication specifying whether read responses received at the selected egress port have a narrower data width than read responses to be provided to the requesting node by the predetermined type of ingress port, and to control allocation of resource for handling the read-triggering request or the at least one read response depending on the relative data width indication.

US Pat. No. 10,437,636

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT DATA CENTER POWER MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY MARKET DISASTER RECOVERY

Nautilus Data Technologie...

1. A computer automated system for intelligent power management, comprising a processing unit coupled to a memory element, and having instructions encoded thereon, which instructions cause the system to:trigger by a collection layer comprised in the processing unit, a collection of infrastructure data, application data, power data, and machine element data by signaling a plurality of corresponding infrastructure elements, application elements, power elements, and virtual machine elements, respectively;
analyze the collected data by an analytic engine comprised in the computer automated system; and
based on the collected analyzed data, trigger an operational state change;
wherein the triggered operational state change further comprises an application load balancing and a power load balancing by the processing unit, across a plurality of data centers by real-time migration of an application load and a power load from one data center to another; and
wherein the system is configured to allow each data center to communicate with each other data center over a network and to connect to a plurality of energy providers over the network.

US Pat. No. 10,436,882

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS FOR LIDAR SYSTEMS

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A LIDAR system comprising:a light source configured to emit pulses of light;
a light sensor configured to detect light comprising contributions of the pulses of light reflected from an object;
a sensor storage array configured to store a plurality of analog values indicative of the contributions of the pulses of light reflected from the object;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) system provided with a predetermined multi-bit digital value and configured to convert at least one analog value of the plurality of analog values to a multi-bit digital value by:
determining whether an absolute value of the at least one analog value is greater than a threshold,
upon positive determination, assigning the predetermined multi-bit digital value as the digital value corresponding to the at least one analog value without proceeding with an analog-to-digital conversion of the analog value to generate one or more bits of the digital value, and
upon negative determination, proceeding with the analog-to-digital conversion to convert the at least one analog value to the digital value; and
a processor configured to determine at least one of a distance to and a speed of the object based on the digital value.

US Pat. No. 10,434,294

STERILE APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY WITH MICRONEEDLE ARRAY

Esthetic Education LLC, ...

9. An applicator for spreading liquid from a syringe onto a surface, comprisinga hemispheric nub with a central lumen, the nub being removably attached to the syringe;
a soft polymer applicator cover over the nub, having a plurality of flexible tendrils and an aperture aligned with the lumen of the nub; a microneedling platform with a plurality of microneedles, wherein the microneedling platform is removably attached to the nub via a connector;
a continuous lumen from the nub to and through the microneedling platform;
an upper cylinder body enveloping the nub and connector, and a lower cylinder body enveloping the microneedling platform;
a safety plate attached to the lower cylinder body, having an aperture aligned with the continuous lumen and having apertures that allow reciprocal passage of the microneedles;
a spring to assist withdrawal of the platform from an extended position; and a depth controller for adjustably regulating the distance that the microneedles can extend beyond the safety plate.

US Pat. No. 10,440,854

SLIDE RAIL UNIT

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A slide rail unit comprising:an outer rail;
a middle rail housed in the outer rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the outer rail;
an inner rail housed in the middle rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the middle rail; and
a lever disposed between the outer rail and the middle rail, being slidable in the longitudinal direction of the outer rail,
wherein the lever includes a lever projecting portion configured to lock sliding of the middle rail when the lever is drawn out by a predetermined distance,
the middle rail has a locking hole,
the lever projecting portion of the lever drawn out by the predetermined distance is configured to lock sliding of the middle rail as being caught on the locking hole,
the inner rail has an inner rail projecting portion which is to be caught on the locking hole, and
the inner rail being configured to slide together with the middle rail as the inner rail projecting portion is caught on the locking hole until the lever is drawn out by the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,440,823

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a core substrate comprising a core layer, a plurality of through-hole conductors, a plurality of first through-hole lands formed on a first surface of the core layer and connected to the through-hole conductors, and a plurality of second through-hole lands formed on a second surface of the core layer on an opposite side with respect to the first surface and connected to the through-hole conductors;
a first build-up layer formed on the first surface of the core layer and comprising a first resin insulating layer, a plurality of first via conductors penetrating through the first resin insulating layer and connecting to the first through-hole lands respectively, a plurality of first via lands formed on the first resin insulating layer and connected to the first via conductors respectively, an outermost first resin insulating layer formed on the first resin insulating layer and the first via lands, an outermost first conductor layer formed on the outermost first resin insulating layer, and a plurality of outermost first via conductors penetrating through the outermost first resin insulating layer and connected to the first via conductors respectively; and
a second build-up layer formed on the second surface of the core layer and comprising a second resin insulating layer, a plurality of second via conductors penetrating through the second resin insulating layer and connecting to the second through-hole lands respectively, a plurality of second via lands formed on the second resin insulating layer and connected to the second via conductors respectively, an outermost second resin insulating layer formed on the second resin insulating layer and the second via lands, an outermost second conductor layer formed on the outermost second resin insulating layer, a plurality of outermost second via conductors penetrating through the outermost second resin insulating layer and connected to the second via conductors respectively,
wherein each of the first through-hole lands, the second through-hole lands, the first via lands, the second via lands, the outermost first conductor layer, and the outermost second conductor layer comprises a metal foil, a seed layer formed on the metal foil, and an electrolytic plating film formed on the seed layer such that the metal foil of the first through-hole lands has a first mat surface at an interface between the metal foil and the first surface of the core layer, the metal foil of the second through-hole lands has a second mat surface at an interface between the second surface of the core layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the first via lands has an inner side first mat surface at an interface between the first resin insulating layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the second via lands has an inner side second mat surface at an interface between the second resin insulating layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the outermost first conductor layer has an outermost first mat surface at an interface between the outermost first resin insulating layer and the metal foil, and the metal foil of the outermost second conductor layer has an outermost second mat surface at an interface between the outermost second resin insulating layer and the metal foil, and the metal foil of each of the first through-hole lands, the second through-hole lands, the first via lands, the second via lands, the outermost first conductor layer, and the outermost second conductor layer is formed such that a ten-point average roughness RzI1 of an unevenness of the inner side first mat surface is smaller than each of a ten-point average roughness Rz1 of an unevenness of the first mat surface, a ten-point average roughness Rz2 of an unevenness of the second mat surface, a ten-point average roughness RzO1 of an unevenness of the outermost first mat surface, and a ten-point average roughness RzO2 of an unevenness of the outermost second mat surface, and that a ten-point average roughness RzI2 of an unevenness of the inner side second mat surface is smaller than each of the ten-point average roughness Rz1 of the unevenness of the first mat surface, the ten-point average roughness Rz2 of the unevenness of the second mat surface, the ten-point average roughness RzO1 of the unevenness of the outermost first mat surface, and the ten-point average roughness RzO2 of the unevenness of the outermost second mat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,440,813

MICROELECTRONIC MODULES INCLUDING THERMAL EXTENSION LEVELS AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A microelectronic module, comprising: a module substrate having a substrate frontside and a substrate backside: a microelectronic device mounted to the substrate frontside: a substrate-embedded heat spreader thermally coupled to the microelectronic device, at least partially contained within the module substrate, and having a lower surface parallel with the substrate backside: substrate-embedded terminals contained in the module substrate and having lower surfaces parallel with the substrate backside: and a thermal extension level adjacent the substrate backside and extending away therefrom to terminate at a module mount plane, the thermal extension level comprising: a heat spreader extension bonded to and in thermal communication with the substrate-embedded heat spreader: and terminal extensions bonded to the substrate-embedded terminals, the microelectronic device electrically coupled to the terminal extensions through the substrate-embedded terminals; wherein the module substrate and at least one of the terminal extensions comprise singulated portions of a leadframe.

US Pat. No. 10,440,805

RADIATION IRRADIATION DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation irradiation device comprising:an x-ray radiation generator comprising an x-ray source for generating x-rays;
a battery that supplies electric power to the x-ray radiation generator;
a computer that calculates the residual capacity of the battery;
a first exposure switch that receives a preparation operation start instruction of the x-ray radiation generator; and
a second exposure switch that receives an emission instruction of the x-rays from the x-ray radiation generator,
wherein the computer calculates the residual capacity of the battery on the basis of a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source, an internal resistance of the battery, and a voltage of the battery,
wherein the computer calculates the internal resistance of the battery on the basis of a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source and a voltage of the battery at a first time point and a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source and a voltage of the battery at a second time point different from the first time point,
wherein the first time point is a time point when the first exposure switch receives the preparation operation start instruction, and the second time point is a time point after the first time point and before the second exposure switch receives the emission instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,440,799

OPTICAL MODULE

Hisense Broadband Multime...

1. An optical module, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board within the housing;
a lens component within the housing;
a chip disposed on the circuit board, wherein the lens component is disposed on the chip; and
a wave-absorbing pad disposed on the circuit board and comprising a through-hole opening, wherein the through-hole opening accommodates the lens component and the chip with the wave-absorbing pad surrounding a periphery of the lens component and the chip by side walls of the through-hole opening,
wherein a first surface of the wave-absorbing pad fits a surface of the circuit board, and a second surface of the wave-absorbing pad fits an inner wall of the housing, wherein the first surface of the wave-absorbing pad is opposite to the second surface of the wave-absorbing pad; and
wherein a non-zero separation between edges of the chip and the side walls of the through-hole opening of the wave-absorbing pad falls within a predetermined range of proportion to a height of the chip falling between 0.5 and 2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,440,779

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE RESISTANCES

I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA...

1. A process for the production of laminar electric resistances having plan geometry according to a predetermined pattern, wherein there are provided:a metallic foil;
a first template, which has a rigid structure and a trace, the trace being shaped so as to have a plan geometry substantially tracing the plan geometry of said predetermined pattern forming a path, the first template having fixing means adapted to fix the metallic foil and wherein the trace has a height from a base plane comprised between 10 and 50 mm;
at least one first sheet of insulating material;
said process comprising the steps of:
fixing the metallic foil onto the first template by means of fixing means;
cutting, according to a predetermined pattern, the metallic foil by means of a laser to obtain a cut foil;
adhering a first sheet of insulating material to a surface of the cut foil which is distal from the first template; and
detaching the cut foil from the first template.

US Pat. No. 10,439,266

WIDEBAND PATCH ANTENNA MODULE

Amotech Co., Ltd., Inche...

1. A wideband patch antenna module comprising:a base layer;
a radiation patch provided on a top surface of the base layer;
a lower patch provided at a bottom surface of the base layer;
a first feeding point provided at a bottom surface of the lower patch;
a second feeding point provided at the bottom surface of the lower patch;
a first low-noise amplifier coupled to the first feeding point, the first low-noise amplifier removing noise of a linearly polarized signal outputted from the first feeding point and amplifying the linearly polarized signal outputted from the first feeding point;
a second low-noise amplifier coupled to the second feeding point, the second low-noise amplifier removing noise of a linearly polarized signal outputted from the second feeding point and amplifying the linearly polarized signal outputted from the second feeding point;
a hybrid coupler generating a phase difference to the linearly polarized signal amplified from one of the first low-noise amplifier and the second low-noise amplifier, and combining the linearly polarized signal to which the phase difference is generated with the linearly polarized signal outputted from a remaining amplifier so as to generate a circularly polarized signal; and
a saw filter passing only a GPS signal and a GLONASS signal of the circularly polarized signal and attenuating remaining frequencies,
wherein an imaginary line connecting the first feeding point and a center point of the lower patch intersects with an imaginary line connecting the second feeding point and the center point of the lower patch.

US Pat. No. 10,435,235

CASSETTE FOR DISPENSING PLEATED TUBING

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A cassette to dispense a pleated tubing, comprising:an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with a central cylindrical core, at least one wall has an upper end with a lip disposed thereon;
an annular cover defining a gap over the annular body, the annular cover having a socket into which the upper end with the lip is secured; and
a tubing disposed within the u-shaped housing and withdrawn from the gap,
wherein the socket comprises:
a shoulder that extends around a portion of a first side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body;
a horizontal wall that extends from the shoulder over a top surface of the at least one wall of the annular body; and
a cylindrical wall that extends around a second side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body, wherein the cylindrical wall extends over a remote end of the upper end of a return angle; and
a locking flange extending from the cylindrical wall that extends over the remote end of the upper end of the return angle.

US Pat. No. 10,435,012

HYBRID VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED TRANSMISSION

MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A., ...

1. A hybrid vehicle (1) comprising:at least one pair of drive wheels (2);
an internal combustion heat engine (5);
an electronically controlled transmission (11), which transmits a torque from the heat engine (5) to the drive wheels (2);
at least one electric machine (8, 9), which can be connected to the drive wheels (2);
an electronic power converter (14, 15), which controls the electric machine (8, 9);
an electronic control unit (17) of the heat engine (5), which supervises the operation of the heat engine (5) and controls the heat engine (5) to pursue a torque objective and/or an rpm objective;
an electronic control unit (18) of the transmission (11), which supervises the operation of the transmission (11) and controls the transmission (11) to perform, if required, a gear shift;
an interior provided with a plurality of controls, which can be operated by a driver and comprise a steering wheel (20), an accelerator pedal (21), a brake pedal (22) and transmission control lever (23);
an electronic control unit (19) of the transmission control lever, which is physically installed in the interior close to the transmission control lever (23) and fulfils the function of acquiring the current position of the transmission control lever (23) by directly receiving and thus processing the raw signals coming from at least one position sensor coupled to the transmission control lever (23); and
a vehicle management unit, which receives orders given by the driver and provides the control unit (17) of the heat engine (5), the control unit (18) of the transmission (11) and the electronic power converter (14, 15) with the corresponding objectives to follow the driver's orders;
wherein a vehicle control unit is integrated in the electronic control unit (19) of the transmission control lever so that the electronic control unit (19) of the transmission control lever also fulfils the function of vehicle management unit by receiving the orders given by driver and by providing the electronic control unit (17) of the heat engine (5), the electronic control unit (18) of the transmission (11) and the electronic power converter (14, 15) with the corresponding objectives to meet the driver's needs.

US Pat. No. 10,440,836

DOUBLE LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A double layer circuit board comprising:a first circuit layer including a first circuit;
at least one connecting pillar on the first circuit, each one of the at least one connecting pillar having a first end contacting a surface of the first circuit and a second end opposite to the first end;
a single substrate on the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar, the single substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a second circuit layer on the second surface of the single substrate and including a second circuit contacting a surface of the second end of the at least one connecting pillar; and
wherein a portion of the second end of the at least one connecting pillar is covered by the single substrate;
wherein a terminal area of the first end of the connecting pillar is a connecting area between the first circuit layer and the connecting pillar, a terminal area of the second end is a connecting area of the connecting pillar between the second circuit layer and the connecting pillar, and the terminal area of the second end is less than the terminal area of the first end;
wherein a surface of the first circuit layer and the first surface of the substrate are in a same plane;
wherein a plating layer is between the at least one connecting pillar and the single substrate, the plating layer contacts a section of the surface of the first circuit that does not contact the connecting pillar, and the first circuit directly contacts the connecting pillar;
wherein another plating layer is between the second circuit and the second surface of the single substrate, the another plating layer contacts a section of the surface of the second end of the connecting pillar that does not contact the second circuit, and the second circuit directly contacts the connecting pillar;
wherein a bottom surface of the plating layer contacting the first circuit and the terminal area of the first end of the connecting pillar contacting the first circuit are in a same plane, and a bottom surface of the another plating layer contacting the terminal area of the second end of the connecting pillar and a bottom surface of the second circuit contacting the terminal area of the second end of the connecting pillar are in a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,440,703

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL DESIGN FOR 5G NEW RADIO

MediaTek INC., Hsin-Chu ...

11. A transmitting device, comprising:a control circuit that generates a plurality of information bits containing downlink control information for a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the plurality of information bits is attached with a plurality of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits;
an encoder that performs channel encoding on the plurality of information bits with the plurality of CRC bits and thereby outputting a plurality of encoded bits;
an interleaver that applies cyclic-shifting before or after the channel encoding using a UE-specific ID; and
a radio frequency (RF) transmitter that transmits the downlink control information over allocated radio resources of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,439,171

CO-LOCATED BATTERY AND RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. An apparatus comprising:a single battery configured as an annular cylinder having an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and a length; and
a separate cylindrical device having an outer external wall disposed within a cylindrical cavity having an opening formed by the annular cylinder of the battery, the inner diameter of the battery being greater than the outer diameter of the separate cylindrical device such that the separate cylindrical device fits within the cylindrical cavity of the battery and blocks the opening of the cylindrical cavity,
wherein the cylindrical device is a fluid reservoir contained entirely within the cylindrical cavity and storing fluid, and is configured to supply the fluid to a location spaced apart from and separate from the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,437,217

IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WITH ROBUST GROUND PATH

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation controller comprising:a housing;
a backplane mounted in the housing; and
at least one module removably mountable on the backplane, the at least one module including:
a circuit board having at least one conductor;
a top cover positioned on a first side of the circuit board, the top cover having a first aperture therethrough and a wall at least partially surrounding the first aperture, the wall having a first end and a second end between the first end and the circuit board;
at least one electrically conductive screw comprising a head portion and an elongate portion extending from the head portion, the at least one electrically conductive screw extending through the first aperture of the top cover and configured to secure the at least one module to the backplane and establish a first portion of a ground path from the head portion through the backplane when the at least one electrically conductive screw is tightened; and
a bushing extending completely through the first aperture in the top cover such that a first end of the bushing is positioned between the head portion of the at least one electrically conductive screw and the first end of the wall and a second end of the bushing is positioned between the at least one conductor and the first end of the wall;
wherein the bushing is configured to establish a second portion of the ground path from the at least one conductor on the circuit board to the head portion and inhibit compression of the top cover when the at least one electrically conductive screw is tightened,
wherein the at least one conductor is configured to shunt a power surge to the bushing so as to protect operational components of the at least one module.

US Pat. No. 10,434,706

CONTINUOUS THREE DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION FROM IMMISCIBLE LIQUIDS

Carbon, Inc., Redwood Ci...

1. A method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising the steps of:providing a carrier and a pool of immiscible liquid, said pool having a liquid build surface, said carrier and said liquid build surface defining a build region therebetween;
filling said build region with a polymerizable liquid, wherein said immiscible liquid is immiscible with said polymerizable liquid,
irradiating said build region through at least a portion of said pool of immiscible liquid to form a solid polymer from said polymerizable liquid and advancing said carrier away from said liquid build surface to form said three-dimensional object comprised of said solid polymer,
wherein said irradiating step is carried out under conditions in which said immiscible liquid is wettable with said polymerizable liquid,
and wherein said immiscible liquid further comprises a viscosity-enhancing agent.

US Pat. No. 10,433,852

AORTIC OCCLUSION BALLOON APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING

1. A medical device comprising:a stiffened sheath comprising:
a narrow cross-section,
wherein said narrow cross-section comprises:
an external cross-sectional outer diameter of 5-10 Fr (1.667 mm-3.333 mm) for use intraluminally in the vasculature of a patient; and
wherein said stiffened sheath comprises:
woven wire or metal reinforcing axial and longitudinal strength;
wherein said woven wire or metal comprises:
 wherein said woven wire or metal comprises a plurality of wires, woven to form a wire mesh comprising at least one of:
 wherein said wire mesh is circumferentially-embedded at least partially within a lumen of said stiffened sheath, or
 wherein said wire mesh is adjacent to a lumen of said stiffened sheath; and
an elongated balloon occluder disposed at a working distal end of said stiffened sheath,
wherein said elongated balloon occluder comprises:
an elongated balloon comprising:
wherein said elongated balloon comprises:
 a longitudinal length of at least one or more of:
 9-15 cm (270-450 Fr, or 90 mm-150 mm), or 12 cm (360 Fr, or 120 mm).

US Pat. No. 10,440,847

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, the frame structure having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width;
(b) a top panel mounted on the frame structure, the top panel including:
(i) a plurality of outer edges, each outer edge of the plurality of outer edges partially defining a perimeter of the top panel, the perimeter having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each outer edge is generally perpendicular to two other outer edges,
(ii) a plurality of inner edges that define a rectangular opening in the top panel, the rectangular opening having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each inner edge of the plurality of inner edges is generally parallel to two outer edges, and
(iii) wherein the side-to-side width of the rectangular opening is at least 85% of the side-to-side width of the top panel perimeter;
(c) side panels and a back panel mounted on the frame structure and, together with the top panel, at least partially enclosing the frame structure and defining a single compartment in which an electronic component is mounted; and
(d) an exhaust air duct, extending upward from the top panel, wherein:
(i) at least a lower section of the exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section that is defined by four panels having smooth interior surfaces and intersecting each other at right angles, the cross-section having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width,
(ii) the front-to-back length of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the front-to-back length of the top panel rectangular opening,
(iii) the side-to-side width of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the side-to-side width of the top panel rectangular opening, and
(iv) the lower section of the exhaust air duct is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening such that the panels of the lower section of the exhaust air duct are directly aligned with the inner edges of the top panel and an interior of the exhaust air duct is in direct and unobstructed fluid communication with the interior of the single compartment;
(e) wherein hot air from the electronic component travels vertically, within the single compartment, to the rectangular top panel opening without passing through the back panel of the compartment; and
(f) wherein the exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the compartment from cool air entering the compartment, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,440,830

LASER CARBONIZATION OF POLYMER COATINGS IN AN OPEN-AIR ENVIRONMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for selectively carbonizing a polymer coating on a substrate, comprising:a laser;
a memory storing data associated with at least one characteristic of a substrate having a coating that includes a polymer material; and
a controller operatively connected to the laser, and configured to control the laser based on the data such that, in an open-air environment, an interaction between the laser and the polymer material carbonizes a portion of the coating, but does not sustain a combustion of the polymer material.

US Pat. No. 10,440,816

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with improved bonding position accuracy, comprising:a signal line disposed between a first ground and a second ground;
a dielectric disposed between the first ground and the signal line and between the second ground and the signal line;
ground connection portions formed in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the signal line, configured to pass through the first ground, the second ground, and the dielectric in a vertical direction, formed by filling a plurality of trenches, which are formed in the vertical direction such that the first ground and the second ground are electrically connected, with conductors, wherein one side of the conductor is surrounded by the trench to face the signal line in a widthwise direction of the signal line and the other side of the conductor is exposed to the outside;
a cover layer disposed below the first ground and having grooves formed therein such that the ground connection portions are exposed at certain intervals; and
a printed circuit board including printed circuit board ground pads coupled to the grooves via solder,
wherein the printed circuit board ground pads are formed to be long only in the widthwise direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the signal line at both sides of the signal line interposed therebetween, an inner side towards the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads in the widthwise direction is formed in a shape the same as a shape of the groove, and an outer side away from the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads is formed in a shape which extends only in the widthwise direction to have a size equal to a diameter of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,440,807

TORCH ASSEMBLY

Elemental Scientific, Inc...

1. A plasma torch comprising:a first tube having an inner diameter;
a second tube disposed concentrically within the first tube, the second tube having an outer diameter that is less than the inner diameter of the first tube, the outer diameter of the second tube spaced from the inner diameter of the first tube; and
a first body including a first location configured to receive an end of the first tube, a second location configured to receive an end of the second tube, and a manifold disposed between the first tube and the second tube and configured to receive a flow of gas for injection between the first tube and the second tube, the manifold having an outer diameter at least equal to the inner diameter of the first tube and an inner diameter at least equal to the outer diameter of the second tube, the first location of the first body configured to have a direct interference fit and thereby a direct connection with the end of the first tube, the second location of the first body configured to have a direct interference fit and thereby a direct connection with the end of the second tube.

US Pat. No. 10,440,780

HEATING COIL FOR A PLUMBING VENT

1. A heating coil for a plumbing vent comprising:a hollow cylinder including a rim, a bottom portion, and at least one channel, the hollow cylinder configured to fit inside the plumbing vent;
at least one bracket including an external hook, an upper collar, a lower collar, a clip, and a positional portion, the lower collar configured to enter the at least one channel at the rim of the hollow cylinder, and the clip configured to fasten to the bottom portion of the hollow cylinder; and
an electric heating element shaped in the form of a helicoid having a number of coil turns, the electric heating element having an upper portion and a main portion, the upper portion positioned between the external hook and upper collar, the main portion configured to be held by the positional portion inside the hollow cylinder, wherein the heating coil is configured to melt snow and ice keeping the plumbing vent clear.

US Pat. No. 10,440,757

SECOND-SCREEN CONTROL AUTOMATIC PAIRING USING PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:detecting a connection between a first-screen device and a pairing service, the first-screen device connecting to the pairing service through a network, wherein the first-screen device is a television set associated with a user account;
generating, by a processing device, a pairing code to pair the first-screen device associated with the user account with at least one other device associated with the user account, wherein the pairing code is generated for a pairing session to be valid exclusively during the pairing session by associating the pairing code with session information of the pairing session, the session information comprising an identifier of the first-screen device;
identifying a second-screen device associated with the user account, wherein the second screen device is a mobile device associated with the user account;
sending a request to a push notification server to send a push notification comprising the pairing code to the second-screen device associated with the user account;
receiving, by the processing device, the pairing code from the second-screen device associated with the user account;
upon determining that the paring code received from the second-screen device associated with the user account matches the pairing code valid for the pairing session, determining whether the first-screen device is still online and whether the first-screen device and the second-screen device satisfy a geographic location check; and
in response to determining that the first-screen device is still online and that the first-screen device and the second-screen device satisfy the geographic location check, associating the first-screen device and the second-screen device as paired devices to allow the second-screen device to control playback of media content on the first-screen device during the pairing session.

US Pat. No. 10,439,477

PRESSURIZED AND GRAVITY-FED LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRIC MOTOR

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A liquid cooling system for an electric motor comprising:a pump for an oil to cool the electric motor;
a heat exchanger that receives oil from the pump and removes heat from the oil;
a manifold extending above a stator of the electric motor, the manifold receiving the oil from the heat exchanger via an inlet of the manifold, the manifold having a first opening that directs a first jet of the oil directly onto a laminate stack of the stator;
a first tray above first end turns of the stator, the manifold having a second opening that directs a second jet of the oil onto the first tray, the first tray having a third opening that performs gravity-fed distribution of the oil onto the first end turns; and
the manifold further having a first extension that directs a third jet of the oil directly onto first endrings of a first end of a rotor of the electric motor, a portion of the first extension passing through an opening of a first endbell of the stator of the electric motor, wherein the rotor redistributes the oil from the third jet onto an inside of the first end turns.

US Pat. No. 10,435,648

AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING DETERGENT COMPOSITION

1. An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having a pH as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° C. of from about 5 to about 7.5, the composition comprising a sulfonated polymer and a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer, wherein the surface-modification surface-substantive polymer comprises in copolymerized form from:i. 60% to 99% by weight of the polymer of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated polyalkylene oxide monomer of the formula I (monomer (A))

in which the variables have the following meanings:
X is —CH2- or —CO—, if Y is —O—;
X is —CO—, if Y is —NH—;
Y is —O— or NH—;
R1 is hydrogen or methyl;
R2 are identical or different C2-C6-alkylene radicals;
R3 is H or C1-C4 alkyl;
n is an integer from 3 to 100, preferably from 15 to 60,
ii. from 1 to 40% by weight of the cationic polymer of at least one quaternized nitrogen-containing monomer, selected from the group consisting of at least one of the monomers of the formula IIa to IId (monomer (B))

in which the variables have the following meanings:
R is C1-C4 alkyl or benzyl;
R? is hydrogen or methyl;
Y is —O— or —NH—;
A is C1-C6 alkylene;
X— is halide, C1-C4-alkyl sulfate, C1-C4-alkylsulfonate and C1-C4-alkyl carbonate,
iii. from 0 to 15% by weight of the polymer of at least one anionic monoethylenically unsaturated monomer (monomer (C)), and
iv. from 0 to 30% by weight of the polymer of at least one other nonionic monoethylenically unsaturated monomer (monomer (D)),
and the polymer has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) from 2,000 to 500,000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,440,856

HAZARDOUS LOCATION COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

Ice Qube, Inc., Greensbu...

1. A cooling unit, comprising:a housing configured to attach to an enclosure opening in a sealed manner, wherein the enclosure houses heat generating electrical equipment;
the housing comprising:
a first ambient side area comprising a compressor, condensing coils, and an ambient air intake and outlet;
a first enclosure side area situated above the first ambient side area and comprising an electrical box that includes one or more relays and a digital controller;
a second enclosure side area extending along the rear side of the housing and communicating with the first enclosure side area, comprising an impeller, an enclosure air intake, an enclosure air return, and evaporator coils in fluid communication with the condensing coils; and
a second ambient side area comprising an impeller and one or more hot air exhausts;
wherein all components of the cooling unit are non-sparking and non-arcing and the first and second enclosure side areas do not require purging of hazardous air; and
wherein the first and second ambient side areas are sealed off from the first and second enclosure side areas.

US Pat. No. 10,440,824

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a flexible display panel, the flexible display panel being bendable and deformable;
a flexible circuit board electrically coupled to the flexible display panel, and comprising a body portion and a connecting portion, wherein, the body portion comprises a reserved region and an element arrangement region within the body portion; the connecting portion protrudes from the reserved region and extends toward the flexible display panel, and is connected to the flexible display panel; and
a driving IC electrically installed in the element arrangement region;
wherein, when the flexible circuit board is unfolded, a first side of the reserved region connected to the connecting portion and a second side of the element arrangement region facing the flexible display panel are collinear, a separation space is defined among the body portion, the connecting portion and the flexible display panel, the separation space has an end terminated at a third side of the connecting portion, and the third side of the connecting portion extends along a line avoiding the driving IC.

US Pat. No. 10,440,752

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A base station in a wireless communication system, the base station comprising:a transceiver; and
at least one processor operably coupled to the transceiver, and configured to:
transmit system information comprising:
a primary threshold value for determining whether to perform an access attempt with a preamble transmission; and
a secondary threshold value for determining whether to perform an access attempt without a preamble transmission, wherein the secondary threshold value is greater than the primary threshold value;
determine a value according to whether a preamble is detected or not, and
transmit a response comprising the value,
wherein the value indicates whether the response is a response of a detected preamble or a response of a non-detected preamble,
wherein the preamble is detected to perform the access attempt with the preamble transmission if an arbitrary value is smaller than the primary threshold value,
wherein the preamble is not detected to perform the access attempt without the preamble transmission if the arbitrary value is greater than or equal to the primary threshold value and if the arbitrary value is smaller than the secondary threshold value, and
wherein the access attempt without the preamble transmission corresponds to a second mode in which a random access is attempted by not transmitting the preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,440,745

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING MULTIPLE CHANNELS

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor performs respective contention procedures in a plurality of channels, senses whether respective channels are idle or not for respective time intervals which are determined by respective back-off counters of the respective contention procedures, and performs transmission, by using the transceiver, in the plurality of channels based on the sensing.

US Pat. No. 10,440,815

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with improved bonding position accuracy, comprising:a signal line disposed between a first ground and a second ground;
a dielectric disposed between the first ground and the signal line and between the second ground and the signal line;
via holes formed in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the signal line, configured to pass through the first ground, the second ground, and the dielectric in a vertical direction, and formed by filling a plurality of holes, which are formed in the vertical direction such that the first ground and the second ground are electrically connected, with conductors;
a cover layer disposed below the first ground and having openings formed therein such that the via holes are exposed at certain intervals; and
a printed circuit board including printed circuit board ground pads coupled to the openings via solder,
wherein the printed circuit board ground pads are formed to be long only in a widthwise direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the signal line at both sides of the signal line interposed therebetween, an inner side towards the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads in the widthwise direction is formed in a shape the same as a shape obtained by bisecting the opening along a center thereof, and an outer side away from the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads is formed in a shape which extends only in the widthwise direction to have a size equal to a diameter of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,440,809

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. 10,440,791

LAMP, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD FOR LIGHTING SYSTEM

TRAXON TECHNOLOGIES LTD.,...

1. A lamp comprising:a plurality of semiconductor light sources or groups of semiconductor light sources,
an electrical terminal node, and
at least one electrical connection line, wherein
the semiconductor light sources are electrically connected with the terminal node via the at least one connection line,
electrical operating data of the semiconductor light sources or of the groups of semiconductor light sources are saved in the terminal node,
the semiconductor light sources or the groups of semiconductor light sources of the lamp can be electrically activated independently of each other, and
the terminal node is an electrically passive or active component, and the electrical operating data of the semiconductor light sources or of the groups of semiconductor light sources are permanently saved in the terminal node and the operating data comprise one or more of the following data types: current-luminosity curves, voltage-luminosity curves, operating time-luminosity curves, temperature-luminosity curves, current-color location curves, voltage-color location curves, temperature-color location curves, operating time-color location curves.

US Pat. No. 10,440,790

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ILLUMINATION CONTROL

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display system with illumination control, comprising:a display housing;
an electronic display with a viewing surface and an illumination means, the electronic display located at least partially within the housing;
a power source in communication with the illumination means and configured to provide electrical energy thereto;
a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature within the housing; and
a controller in communication with the temperature sensor and the power source, the controller:
provided with an acceptable system operating temperature range,
programmed to increase the light output of the illumination means by increasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is below the acceptable system operating temperature range, and
programmed to decrease the light output of the illumination means by decreasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is above the acceptable system operating temperature range.

US Pat. No. 10,440,720

CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A co-channel interference cancellation method, comprising:obtaining effective interference by filtering co-channel interference according to a preset interference strength threshold, and obtaining a plurality of effective interference subgroups by grouping the effective interference;
obtaining a reference interference sub-signal corresponding to each effective interference subgroup, by delaying a reference interference signal according to a determined interference delay of each effective interference subgroup;
after each reference interference sub-signal passes through a corresponding adaptive interference reconstruction filter, obtaining a reconstructed interference signal by overlaying each reference interference sub-signal; and
obtaining a first wanted signal by performing a subtraction operation on a received signal and the reconstructed interference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,439,431

METHOD TO REDUCE INRUSH CURRENTS IN A TRANSFORMER-LESS RECTIFIER UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A method of reducing inrush currents in a transformer-less rectifier UPS system when an input circuit breaker of the UPS system is transitioned from an open to a closed position, the circuit breaker coupled between an AC power input and an AC input of a main rectifier of the UPS system, a DC output of the main rectifier coupled to a DC bus of the UPS system and an input of an inverter coupled to the DC bus, the method comprising:before the circuit breaker is transitioned to the closed position from the open position, charging the DC bus to a DC voltage having a DC voltage level that is equal to an AC voltage level of line-line AC voltage of AC input power to the UPS system, operating the main rectifier as an inverter to provide an AC output voltage at the AC input of the main rectifier and regulating this AC output voltage to be equal to an AC voltage at the AC power input; and
closing the circuit breaker when the AC voltage at the AC input of the main rectifier is equal to the AC voltage at the AC power input.

US Pat. No. 10,437,952

TECHNIQUE FOR DESIGNING ACOUSTIC MICROWAVE FILTERS USING LCR-BASED RESONATOR MODELS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium for designing a narrowband acoustic wave microwave filter to satisfy predetermined frequency response requirements having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by a processing device, cause the processing device to:receive a set of predetermined frequency response requirements,
generate a modeled filter circuit design having a plurality of circuit elements comprising an acoustic resonant element defined by an electrical circuit model that comprises a parallel static branch, a parallel motional branch, and one or both of a parallel Bragg Band branch that models an upper Bragg Band discontinuity and a parallel bulk mode function that models an acoustic bulk mode loss by:
(a) defining a first resonator characteristic of the acoustic resonant element,
(b) selecting a physical model of the acoustic resonant element comprising one or more physical parameters,
(b) simulating the physical model of the acoustic resonant element to generate a second resonator characteristic and a first frequency response,
(c) comparing the first resonator characteristic to the second resonator characteristic,
(d) iteratively repeating (a) through (d) for each of one or more modified physical parameters until the comparison of the first resonator characteristic and the second resonator characteristic indicates a match,
(e) selecting an electrical circuit model of the acoustic resonant element comprising one or more electrical parameters,
(f) simulating the electrical circuit model to generate a second frequency response,
(g) comparing the first frequency response and the second frequency response, and
(h) iteratively repeating (e) through (h) for each of one or more modified electrical parameters in the electrical circuit model until the comparison of the first frequency response and the second frequency response indicates a match; and
generate a final circuit design for construction into an actual acoustic microwave filter, wherein generating said final circuit design comprises:
generating an optimized filter circuit design comprising a combination of circuit element values according to a gradient optimization;
comparing a frequency response of the optimized filter circuit design to the frequency response requirements;
selecting the optimized filter circuit design for construction into the actual acoustic microwave filter responsive to the comparison of the frequency response of the optimized filter circuit design to the predetermined frequency response requirements; and
generating a design description file comprising instructions to construct the optimized filter circuit design.

US Pat. No. 10,436,209

TURBOCHARGER WITH AIR JOURNAL BEARING AND THRUST BEARING

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOG...

1. An air journal bearing assembly for a turbomachine comprising:a fixed air journal bearing on a rotor;
a floating air journal bearing on the rotor;
a hollow spring connecting the fixed air journal bearing to the floating air journal bearing;
the hollow spring connected to the fixed air journal bearing to support the rotor; and,
the hollow spring supplies compressed air from the fixed air journal bearing in series with the floating air journal bearing to rotatably support the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,435,363

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF PYRROLES HAVING HYPOLIPIDEMIC HYPOCHOLESTEREMIC ACTIVITIES

Cadila Healthcare Limited...

1. A process for the preparation of saroglitazar magnesium of Formula (I),the process comprising:(a) reacting a hydroxy compound (A) with a mesylate compound (A1) in a mixture of organic solvents comprising cyclohexane in the presence of a base and a phase transfer catalyst at a temperature between 35° C. and 85° C. to obtain an alkoxy ester compound of Formula (II);

(b) hydrolyzing the alkoxy ester compound of Formula (II) with a base to obtain saroglitazar; and
(c) reacting the saroglitazar with a magnesium source to obtain saroglitazar magnesium of Formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,435,167

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING THE OPERATING SPEED OF A HELICOPTER TURBOSHAFT ENGINE, CORRESPONDING CONTROL DEVICE AND HELICOPTER PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A method for automatically controlling the operating mode of a turboshaft engine of a helicopter that is not in a critical flight situation and comprises at least two turboshaft engines, wherein one of said at least two turboshaft engines is not in a critical flight situation, the method comprising:a step of receiving data that are representative of the flight of the helicopter,
a step of determining an operating mode of said one turboshaft engine, known as the selected mode, selected from a plurality of predetermined operating modes on the basis of said data that are representative of the flight of the helicopter,
a step of ordering the operating mode of said one turboshaft engine into said selected mode,wherein each of said at least two turboshaft engines comprises a combustion chamber and an engine shaft, and said plurality of predetermined operating modes comprises at least the following modes:a standby mode known as normal idling, in which said combustion chamber is ignited and said shaft of the gas generator rotates at a speed of between 60 and 80% of the nominal speed,
a standby mode known as normal super-idling, in which said combustion chamber is ignited and said shaft of the gas generator rotates at a speed of between 20 and 60% of the nominal speed,
a standby mode known as assisted super-idling, in which said combustion chamber is ignited and said shaft of the gas generator rotates, in a mechanically assisted manner, at a speed of between 20 and 60% of the nominal speed,
a standby mode known as banking, in which said combustion chamber is extinguished and said shaft of the gas generator rotates, in a mechanically assisted manner, at a speed of between 5 and 20% of the nominal speed,
a standby mode known as stopping, in which said combustion chamber is extinguished and said shaft of the gas generator is completely stopped,
an urgent standby-leaving mode, in which the combustion chamber is ignited and the shaft of the gas generator is brought to a speed of between 80 and 105% within a period of less than 10 seconds following an order to leave standby mode,
a normal standby-leaving mode, in which the combustion chamber is ignited and the shaft of the gas generator is brought to a speed of between 80 and 105% within a period of between 10 seconds and 1 minute following an order to leave standby mode,
a nominal operating mode, in which the combustion chamber is ignited and the shaft of the gas generator is driven at a speed of between 80 and 105%.

US Pat. No. 10,433,760

CONTROL OF BREATHING DURING MRI-BASED PROCEDURES

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. An apparatus for imaging a patient, comprising:a magnetic-resonance imager;
a breath control device comprising a selectively-closeable valve adapted to prevent breath flow in at least one direction; and
a control apparatus configured to:
obtain a first scan of the patient with the magnetic-resonance imager (MRI) to yield a first MRI output image with fewer than three dimensions;
analyze the first MRI output image to determine if the first MRI output image meets a first defined criterion associated with whether the patient is in a breathing phase;
if the first MRI output image meets the first defined criterion, close the valve to prevent breathing for a first predetermined period of time;
trigger a second scan of the patient to yield a second MRI output image while the valve is closed during the first predetermined period of time, wherein the second MRI output image is three-dimensional; and
enable the second scan to resume during a subsequent closing of the valve for a second predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,440,869

COMPONENT MOUNTING HEAD AND SUCTION NOZZLE ASSEMBLY TO BE USED THEREIN

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting head for mounting a component, comprising:a head main body;
a nozzle holding tool that is held on the head main body so as to be capable of lifting and lowering;
a suction nozzle that is fitted into a lower end portion of the nozzle holding tool to be movable with respect to the nozzle holding tool in an up-down direction and picks up and holds the component on the lower end portion of the suction nozzle;
a first lifting and lowering device that lifts and lowers the nozzle holding tool with respect to the head main body;
a second lifting and lowering device that lifts and lowers the suction nozzle with respect to the nozzle holding tool;
an acting force detector that detects an acting force acting on the suction nozzle in the up-down direction; and
a control device that controls an operation of the second lifting and lowering device based on the acting force detected by the acting force detector, when the component is mounted,
wherein the suction nozzle is fitted into the lower end portion of the nozzle holding tool via a bearing for reducing resistance to movement with respect to the nozzle holding tool in the up-down direction,
wherein the bearing reduces the resistance by rolling of a bearing ball, and
wherein the bearing is configured so that the bearing ball rolls in a groove which is provided on at least one of the suction nozzle and the nozzle holding tool and extends in the up-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,440,817

FOLDABLE DISPLAY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display, comprising:a display panel, comprising:
a plurality of flat regions, and
a folding region interposed between the flat regions, wherein each of the flat regions comprises:
a fixed region, and
a semi-fixed region interposed between the fixed region and the folding region;
a plurality of substrates respectively attached to the flat regions; and
a plurality of semi-fixed adhesive members respectively interposed between the semi-fixed regions and the substrates, wherein the semi-fixed adhesive members are configured to respectively attach/detach the semi-fixed adhesive regions to/from the substrates based on the degree to which the display panel is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,440,173

AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF A VEHICLE DRIVER BASED ON DRIVING BEHAVIOR

TANGO NETWORKS, INC, Pla...

1. A method, comprising:compiling, via a computing device, a candidate driver identification profile (DIP) based on received vehicle data captured during operation of a vehicle;
identifying, via the computing device, a vehicle driver by determining a match between the candidate DIP and at least one pre-stored DIP, provided that a DIP credibility score assigned to the pre-stored DIP is equal to or above a predetermined credibility threshold dependent on the least one pre-stored DIP having matched at least one candidate DIP within a period of time; and
applying, based on one or more mobile station usage policies, at least one restriction to a mobile station operated by the vehicle driver based on a match of the candidate DIP and the at least one pre stored DIP.

US Pat. No. 10,439,539

FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A feedback control system, comprising:an analog core;
a control driver; and
an electromagnetic load of a voice coil motor (VCM); wherein
the analog core is arranged to provide feedback from the electromagnetic load to the control driver in order to regulate a current consumption of the VCM;
the control driver is arranged to receive, from the analog core, an error voltage corresponding to an error in a current applied to the electromagnetic load, the control driver drives a current to the electromagnetic load which is bidirectional on average, excluding transients; and,
the control driver is further arranged to receive a motor directionality signal and a control mode signal; and,
the control driver is further arranged to control the current applied to the electromagnetic load based on the error voltage;
wherein, the analog core comprises a plurality of switches arranged as an H-bridge having two legs to drive the electromagnetic load such that the current ingressing through one leg of the H-bridge egresses the other leg;
further wherein, the control driver is arranged to operate in a linear mode and a pulse width modulation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,438,773

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A gas removal sub-system configured to be introduced into a high-energy ion beam generating system having a high voltage dome and an extraction component comprising:a) an exhaust component configured to be located inside said high voltage dome;
b) an insulating hose, wherein a first part of said insulating hose is configured to extend through an opening in said high voltage dome;
c) a first vacuum pump configured to be located inside said high voltage dome and configured to be operably linked to said exhaust component and said extraction component,
wherein said first vacuum pump is configured to remove gas from said extraction component and deliver said gas to said exhaust component; and
d) a second vacuum pump located configured to be located inside said high voltage dome and configured to be operably linked to said exhaust component,
wherein said second vacuum pump is configured to receive said gas from said exhaust component at a first pressure and deliver said gas to said insulating hose at a second pressure, wherein said second pressure is higher than said first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,438,002

FIELD-BUS DATA TRANSMISSION

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. A method for transmitting data in a field-bus system in which field devices are connected to a control computer via a shared transmission path,the field devices and the control computer each representing a communication subscriber,
the data being transmitted between at least two such communication subscribers including a transmitting communication subscriber and a receiving communication subscriber,
each subscriber comprising a safety layer with an error-safety layer protecting the data against random data transmission errors and an information-security layer protecting against manipulation of data and/or against unauthorized reading of data, the method comprising:
the data of each transmitted data package in the transmitting communication subscriber first passing through the error-safety layer and then through the information-security layer, and in the receiving communication subscriber first passing through the information-security layer and then through the error-safety layer;
wherein the information-security layer has a bipartite configuration comprising two successive steps of processing the data;
wherein, in the information-security layer of the transmitting communication subscriber, the data processed in the error-safety layer are at first encrypted in a first step and then an authentication check value of the encrypted data is calculated in a second step, the authentication check value being transmitted together with the encrypted data from the transmitting communication subscriber to the receiving communication subscriber; and
wherein, in the information-security layer of the receiving communication subscriber, a further authentication check value of the received encrypted data is at first calculated in a first step in order to obtain information on data integrity by evaluating the further authentication check value and the transmitted authentication check value, and then the received encrypted data are decrypted in a second step.

US Pat. No. 10,436,915

MEDICAL IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical image diagnosis apparatus, comprising:a self-radioactive scintillator constituted of a single crystal;
a plurality of photon detectors that are arranged at a plurality of different positions in the scintillator, each photon detector of the plurality of photon detectors configured to output a corresponding electrical signal according to a corresponding quantity of radiation radiated from the scintillator and received by the photon detector; and
calibration circuitry configured to calibrate each corresponding electrical signal output from each photon detector of the plurality of photon detectors such that calculation results based on the corresponding electrical signal output from each photon detector of the plurality of photon detectors are identical among the plurality of photon detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,436,595

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING LOCALIZATION MAPS OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

Baidu USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method to update a localization map of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:collecting localization data and a real-time pose of the ADV;
analyzing the collected localization data in view of a first localization map to determine a first confidence score for a plurality of candidate cells within a search space of the collected localization data based on the real-time pose, wherein analyzing the collected localization data comprises: determining a similarity score for each of a the plurality of candidate cells, ranking the plurality of candidate cells by the respective similarity score for each of the candidate cells, and dividing a similarity score of a candidate cell having a highest similarity score by a similarity score of a candidate cell having a second highest similarity score to determine the first confidence score of the plurality of candidate cells;
determining whether to select the candidate cell having the highest similarity score based on the first confidence score; and
applying a subset of the collected localization data onto the first localization map based on the selected candidate cell to generate a second localization map, wherein the second localization map is utilized to subsequently determine a location of the ADV.

US Pat. No. 10,436,397

CONCEALER PLATE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A concealer plate for a lighting fixture, the concealer plate comprising a concealer plate body including a first concealer plate surface, a second concealer plate surface opposite the first concealer plate surface, a plurality of concealer plate fasteners, and an opening extending through a central portion of the concealer plate body, wherein when the concealer plate is attached to the lighting fixture:each one of a plurality of trim fasteners used to attach a mounting portion of a trim to the lighting fixture fits into a corresponding one of the plurality of concealer plate fasteners and the trim extends past the concealer plate and away from the lighting fixture; and
each one of the plurality of concealer plate fasteners and each one of the plurality of trim fasteners is covered by the concealer plate.

US Pat. No. 10,433,916

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A TOOL TIP RELATIVE TO EYE TISSUE OF INTEREST

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

13. A method for determining a position and orientation of a tool tip of a tool relative to an eye tissue of interest, the method comprising the procedures of:acquiring at least one image of at least one tissue reference marker in a reference coordinate system, said at least one tissue reference marker being different from said eye tissue of interest;
determining, continuously and in real-time, the position and orientation of said at least one tissue reference marker in said reference coordinate system;
determining a position and orientation of said eye tissue of interest in said reference coordinate system, continuously and in real-time, according to said position and orientation of said at least one tissue reference marker, and a predetermined relative position and orientation between said at least one tissue reference marker and said eye tissue of interest, said relative position and orientation between said at least one tissue reference marker and said eye tissue of interest is determined from a model of said eye tissue of interest;
determining a position and orientation of said tool tip in the reference coordinate system;
determining a relative position and orientation between said tool tip and said eye tissue of interest from said position and orientation of said tool tip in the reference coordinate system and said position and orientation of said eye tissue of interest in said reference coordinate system; and
determining a distance between said tool tip and said eye tissue of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,440,843

FASTENING ASSEMBLY, HOLDING MECHANISM, BRACKET AND REMOTE CONTROLLER USING THE HOLDING MECHANISM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A remote controller comprising:a remote controller body;
a control stick provided on the remote controller body; and
a bracket mounted on the remote controller body, the bracket comprising:
a connecting frame; and
a holding mechanism comprising:
a first clamping member rotatably connected to the connecting frame and comprising a first clamping part; and
a second clamping member comprising a second clamping part, the second clamping member being slidably mounted on the first clamping member;
wherein the first clamping member further comprises a third clamping part rotatably disposed between the first clamping part and the second clamping part.

US Pat. No. 10,440,686

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF MULTIPLE WIRELESS INTERFACES IN AN IMAGING DEVICE

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A X-ray imaging device, comprising:a first wireless communication module coupled to at least one antenna in a first set of antennas that is disposed within a first region of the device;
a second wireless communication module coupled to at least one antenna in a second set of antennas that is disposed within a second region of the X-ray imaging device; and
a controller that is coupled to the first wireless communication module and the second wireless communication module and is configured to:
receive a first value for a wireless performance metric for the first wireless communication module while the X-ray imaging device is disposed in a current location;
receive a second value for the wireless performance metric for the second wireless communication module while the X-ray imaging device is disposed in the current location;
based on the first value and the second value, determine a first wireless communication function to be performed by the first wireless communication module; and
cause the first wireless communication module to perform the first wireless communication function.

US Pat. No. 10,439,995

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURE PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for providing secure private electronic communications, the method comprising:encrypting, by a computer processor of a sending device, a secret message using an encryption scheme;
causing, by the computer processor, the encrypted secret message to be encoded in a source message by transmitting an encoding module and the encrypted secret message to a first electronic device that encodes the encrypted secret message using an encoding algorithm in the encoding module, the encoding module executed locally on the first electronic device;
causing, by the computer processor, the source message having the encoded secret message to be provided by the first electronic device; and
transmitting, by the computer processor, a decryption key to a second electronic device, such that the second electronic device can capture the encoded secret message provided by the first electronic device, decode the secret message, and extract the secret message using the decryption key so that the secret message can be rendered by the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,439,430

DISTRIBUTED BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A distributed battery management system, comprising:a master module and at least one slave module,
wherein each slave module manages a corresponding battery pack, the battery pack being connected in series in a power circuit through a power cable, and
wherein the master module and each slave module are respectively connected in the power circuit through the power cable, and the master module can communicate with the slave module through the power cable,
wherein the master module is connected to the positive electrode of the first battery pack of battery packs connected in series through a first switch of the master module, and the master module is connected to the negative electrode of the last battery pack of battery packs connected in series through a second switch of the master module,
wherein when the first switch is closed and the second switch is opened, the master module communicates with one or more slave modules before a breaker point of the power cable among the at least one slave module in a direction from a first battery pack to a last battery pack, and when the first switch is opened and the second switch is closed, the master module communicates with one or more slave modules after the breaker point in the direction.

US Pat. No. 10,438,702

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND MAINTAINING A HIGH PERFORMANCE FRC

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

16. A system for generating and maintaining a field reversed configuration (FRC) plasma comprisinga confinement chamber,
first and second diametrically opposed FRC formation sections coupled to the confinement chamber,
first and second divertors coupled to the first and second formation sections,
first and second axial plasma guns operably coupled to the first and second divertors, the first and second formation sections and the confinement chamber,
a plurality of neutral atom beam injectors coupled to the confinement chamber and oriented to inject neutral atom beams toward a mid-plane of the confinement chamber at an angle of about 15° to 25° less than normal to a longitudinal axis of the confinement, and
a magnetic system coupled to the confinement chamber, the first and second formation sections, and the first and second divertors, the magnetic system including first and second mirror plugs position between the first and second formation sections and the first and second divertors,
wherein upon formation by the system of an FRC within the confinement chamber of the system, the FRC being maintainable by the system in spaced relation to the wall of the confinement chamber and at or about a constant value without decay while neutral atom beams are injected from the plurality of neutral atom beam injectors into the FRC at an angle of about 15° to 25° less than normal to the longitudinal axis of the confinement chamber and towards the mid-plane of the confinement chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,438,309

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SECURITY DOCUMENTS AND SECURITY DEVICES

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A method of making a security device, comprising:(a) forming an array of focussing elements across at least a first region of a focussing element support layer, by:
(a)(i) applying a first transparent curable material either to the focussing element support layer or to a casting tool carrying a surface relief corresponding to the focussing elements, over an first sub-region of the first region and applying a second transparent curable material to a second sub-region of the first region laterally offset from the first sub-region, the first and second transparent curable materials having different optical detection characteristics from one another;
(a)(ii) forming the first and second transparent curable materials with the casting tool; and
(a)(iii) curing the first and second transparent curable materials in the first region, so as to retain the surface relief corresponding to the focussing elements in the first sub-region and in the second sub-region;
wherein the first and second transparent curable materials are applied to the focussing element support layer or to the casting tool only over the area corresponding to that of the respective sub-regions and the casting tool carries the surface relief over an area extending beyond that of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,437,507

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING BACKUP OF PERSONALIZED USER DATA

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for backing up electronic user data, the method comprising:continuously tracking, by a processor, user actions performed on a plurality of devices belonging to the user;
determining, by the processor, whether one or more of the tracked user actions has modified user data comprising data files on each of the plurality of user devices and external data associated with at least one external online resource;
determining whether the modification to the data files is an unintentional result of the one or more tracked user actions based on a set of classification rules that comprise: determining that the modification is an unintentional result when changes are made within a predetermined directory and determining that the modification is an intentional result when the changes are made by a predetermined list of operations executed by a predetermined list of applications;
discarding the modification to the data files if changes to the data files are determined to be unintentional;
checking if the user data associated with the at least one external online resource is unique in a data archive; and
if the processor determines that the user data is unique, adding the user data to the data archive.

US Pat. No. 10,436,969

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND LUMINAIRE INCORPORATING SAME

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. An optical waveguide, comprisinga body of optically transmissive material comprising a width greater than an overall thickness thereof and comprising a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a plurality of interior coupling cavities extending between the first and second sides each adapted to receive a light emitting diode, and extraction features on the second side; and
a plurality of location structures extending from the second side, wherein the plurality of location structures are disposed on a particular extraction feature of the extraction features on the second side;
wherein the extraction features are adapted to direct light out of at least the first side and wherein at least one extraction feature forms a taper disposed at an outer portion of the body between the first side and the second side;
wherein the thickness of the body tapers overall from a center to an outside edge thereof;
wherein each extraction feature comprises a trough, each trough comprising a depth from the second side;
wherein a first plurality of consecutive extraction features each comprise a first depth from the second side;
wherein a second plurality of extraction features each comprise varying depths from the second side such that each varying depth is different from the first depth; and
wherein the first plurality of consecutive extraction features is disposed closer to the respective interior coupling cavity than the second plurality of extraction features.

US Pat. No. 10,436,560

POLYMER PROJECTILE HAVING AN INTEGRATED DRIVING BAND

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A lightweight projectile combination with a casing, comprising:a projectile having a bullet shape and weighing less than 10 grains and sized to be fired in a barrel for firing traditional 5.56 NATO ammunition, the projectile having a body with a sealed interior space therein with marking media sealed in the space;
the projectile body having a frangible portion for releasing the marking media on impact; and
at least one metal driving band extending circumferentially around the projectile body and projecting radially outward, wherein the driving band is adapted to engage the rifling of the barrel to impart spin stabilization to the projectile.

US Pat. No. 10,436,424

LINEAR LIGHT FIXTURE INTERCONNECT WITH ANTI-SNAKING FEATURE

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A light fixture, comprising:an end portion including a mechanism configured to lock the light fixture via the end portion to another end portion disposed at one extremity of another light fixture;
the mechanism including a lever configured to lock the light fixture with the other end portion;
the lever including a first portion having a first thickness that engages a receiving component on the light fixture, and a second portion having a second thickness that engages the other end portion, the lever rotatable perpendicular to its central axis;
wherein a rotation of the lever causes the receiving portion and the other end to move in opposite longitudinal directions.

US Pat. No. 10,436,217

METHOD TO REDUCE ENTRANCE LOSSES TO INCREASE FAN INLET FLOW AND REDUCE ACOUSTIC NOISE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A fan optimized for air flow performance within a computing device, the fan comprising:an impeller hub;
an impeller disc attached to the impeller hub, wherein the impeller disc is centered with respect the impeller hub, and wherein the impeller disc comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; and
a plurality of fan blades attached to the impeller disc, wherein each fan blade of the plurality of fan blades comprises a first portion extending from the first surface of the impeller disc and a second portion extending from the second surface of the impeller disc, wherein at least a portion of a leading edge facing the impeller hub of the first portion of each fan blade and at least a portion of a leading edge facing the impeller hub of the second portion of each fan blade of the plurality of fan blades is concavely curved toward a center of the impeller disc, and wherein the impeller hub has a concavely sloped surface that is progressively curved toward the plurality of fan blades.

US Pat. No. 10,436,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR START-STOP SYSTEMS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES IN MOTOR VEHICLES

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A starting method for an internal combustion engine (15) in a motor vehicle, with an automatic start-stop system, a starter motor (11) of which drives a pinion (13) via a free wheel (23) to engage with a ring gear (14) of the internal combustion engine (15) in order to start the internal combustion engine (15), the method comprising:at the beginning of a stop phase of the internal combustion engine (15) that is automatically initiated by the start-stop system, and while the ring gear (14) is still rotating after the internal combustion engine (15) is switched off and before the internal combustion engine (15) comes to a standstill, moving the pinion (13) axially by means of an engagement device (12, 20), through an axial pressure spring (25), to mesh in the ring gear (14) of the internal combustion engine (15);
engaging the pinion (13) with the still rotating ring gear (14) by means of the axial pressure spring (25) such that the pinion (13) is partially meshed with the still rotating ring gear (14) and carried along with the ring gear (14) only via correspondingly small contact surfaces (35a, 35b) of the tooth flanks (13b, 14b) of the pinion (13) and ring gear (14), the pinion (13) being pushed out of meshed engagement with the ring gear (14) at least once due to an excessive difference between the circumferential speed of the ring gear (14) and that of the pinion (13); and
re-engaging the pinion (13) to a greater axial extent in the ring gear (14) before fully engaging the ring gear (14) when a reduced difference exists in the circumferential speeds of the pinion (13) and the ring gear (14).

US Pat. No. 10,434,571

POWDER INJECTION MOLDING FEEDSTOCK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A method for manufacturing a powder injection molding feedstock, comprising:providing a plurality of powder particles and a secondary binder and putting the plurality of powder particles and the secondary binder into an internal mixer for primary kneading to obtain a mixture;
cooling the mixture to room temperature and crushing the mixture; and
providing a main binder, and putting the main binder and the mixture being crushed into the internal mixer for secondary kneading to form the powder injection molding feedstock;
wherein a glass-transition temperature of the secondary binder is greater than a glass-transition temperature of the main binder, the secondary binder coats the powder particles, and wherein the main binder coats the secondary binder and the powder particles.

US Pat. No. 10,434,339

RADIOTHERAPY DOSE DISTRIBUTION MEASUREMENT

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. A tank configured for placement within a bore of a radiotherapy apparatus, the tank comprising:a wall extending in a vertical direction, wherein a height of the tank in the vertical direction is less than dimensions of the tank in a plane transverse to the vertical direction, wherein the wall has a substantially constant thickness, and wherein the wall comprises a first section which is substantially thinner than the substantially constant thickness, and
a detector holder located at least partially within the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,434,331

SCANNING SYSTEM

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A particle therapy system comprising:a particle accelerator to output a beam of charged particles, the particle accelerator being configured to produce the beam in accordance with a radio frequency (RF) cycle; and
a scanning system to perform scanning on at least part of an irradiation target, the scanning system comprising:
a scanning magnet to move the beam across the at least part of the irradiation target during scanning, where movement of the beam is based on a current of the scanning magnet; and
a control system (i) to control the current of the scanning magnet independently of the RF cycle in order to move the beam across the at least part of the irradiation target to deliver doses of charged particles, (ii) for positions on the irradiation target at which the particle beam delivers a dose of charged particles, to store information identifying a location and an amount of the dose delivered, (iii) to compare a cumulative dose delivered at each position to a target cumulative dose, and (iv) if the cumulative dose does not match the target cumulative dose at specific positions, to control the current of the scanning magnet in order to move the beam so as to deliver additional dose to the specific positions.

US Pat. No. 10,434,302

DIRECTIONAL ELECTRODE DEVICES WITH LOCATING FEATURES

INTELECT MEDICAL, INC., ...

1. An assembly, comprising:an elongate lead having a central longitudinal axis, a distal portion, a proximal portion, and at least one directional electrode positioned on the distal portion of the elongate lead; and
a lead guide that is slidably engageable with the elongate lead in a coaxial relationship and facilitates placement of the elongate lead within tissue of a patient, wherein the lead guide is a cannula or a stylet;
wherein the elongate lead and the lead guide are rotationally fixed when they are engaged with each other, wherein the elongate lead has a first orientation indicator and the lead guide has a second orientation indicator, and wherein the first orientation indicator aligns with the second orientation indicator when the elongate lead and the lead guide are engaged with each other.
US Pat. No. 10,435,600

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITIONS FOR PRE-GEL OVENS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A process for forming an adhesive bond, comprisinga) applying an adhesive composition to a joint of an article; then
b) heating the article with the applied adhesive composition in a pre-gel oven at a temperature of 110 to 120° C. for a period of 5 to 20 minutes to pre-gel the adhesive composition, wherein at 60° C. the pre-gelled adhesive composition exhibits a Casson complex viscosity greater than the Casson complex viscosity of the adhesive composition at 60° C. prior to step b), and the pre-gelled adhesive exhibits a Casson complex viscosity below 300 Pas at 80° C.;
c) immersing the article with the pre-gelled adhesive composition in at least one of a degreasing, phosphate or e-coat bath at a temperature of 40 to 60° C.;
and
d) then curing the adhesive composition by application of heat to form the adhesive bond at the joint of the article,wherein the adhesive composition consists of at least one epoxy resin, 4.35 to 6 weight-% of dicyandiamide, a curing accelerator, 3 to 6 weight-%, based on the weight of the adhesive composition, of a gelling agent selected from a polyester diol having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000 g/mol or a mixture of a polyester diol having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000 g/mol and a polyamide having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000, and optionally one or more of a toughener, a filler, a thixotropic agent, an adhesion promoter, a surfactant, or a wetting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,440,814

IMPEDANCE MATCHING STRUCTURE OF TRANSMISSION LINE IN MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

ALPHA NETWORKS INC., Hsi...

13. An impedance matching structure, disposed on a multilayer circuit board for matching an impedance of a transmission line for transmitting an electronic signal, and comprising:a redundant conducting section coupled to a conductive member of the transmission line between an input terminal and an output terminal of the transmission line, wherein a first terminal of the redundant conducting section is coupled to the conductive member of the transmission line, while a second terminal of the redundant conducting section is open-circuit or grounded, and the conductive member and the redundant conducting section are disposed in a corresponding plating hole;
a ground line disposed adjacent to but separated from either or both of the conductive member of the transmission line and the at least one redundant conducting section in a capacitor structure for impedance matching, wherein the ground line penetrates through at least two layers of the multilayer circuit board; and
a grounded conducting section surrounding and separated from the redundant conducting section to form another capacitor structure for impedance matching.

US Pat. No. 10,440,806

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND MAINTAINING A HIGH PERFORMANCE FRC

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

14. A system for generating and maintaining a magnetic field with a field reversed configuration (FRC) comprisinga confinement chamber,
first and second diametrically opposed FRC formation sections coupled to the confinement chamber,
first and second diverters coupled to the first and second formation sections,
one or more of a plurality of plasma guns, one or more biasing electrodes and first and second mirror plugs, wherein the plurality of plasma guns includes first and second axial plasma guns operably coupled to the first and second diverters, the first and second formation sections and the confinement chamber, wherein the one or more biasing electrodes being positioned within one or more of the confinement chamber, the first and second formation sections, and the first and second diverters, and wherein the first and second mirror plugs being position between the first and second formation sections and the first and second diverters,
a gettering system coupled to the confinement chamber and the first and second diverters,
a plurality of neutral atom beam injectors coupled to the confinement chamber and oriented normal to the axis of the confinement chamber,
a magnetic system comprising a plurality of quasi-dc coils positioned around the confinement chamber, the first and second formation sections, and the first and second diverters, first and second set of quasi-dc mirror coils positioned between the confinement chamber and the first and second formation sections, and
a CT injector coupled to the confinement chamber,
wherein the system is configured to generate an FRC and maintain the FRC without decay while the neutral beams are injected into the plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,440,796

OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL MANIPULATION OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTING SYSTEMS

LUMENETIX, LLC, Scotts V...

1. A lighting device comprising:a circuit board having
an upper surface that extends from a first end to a second end,
a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and
opposing sidewalls extending from the upper surface to the lower surface;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in a single-line linear array along the upper surface of the circuit board,
wherein the plurality of LEDs includes LEDs of at least three different colors; and
a first optical terminator that overhangs over a first outmost LED at the first end of the circuit board such that the first outmost LED is positioned within a tetrahedral cavity of the first optical terminator,
wherein the first optical terminator is configured to redirect light from the first outmost LED along an axis of the linear array.

US Pat. No. 10,440,759

FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Acacia Communications, In...

1. An apparatus for performing forward error correction of data to be transmitted over an optical communications channel, the apparatus comprising:an input interface;
a memory configured to store an arrangement;
a preprocessor comprising circuitry coupled to the input interface and configured to:
organize data bits received from the input interface into the arrangement, the arrangement having a plurality of blocks organized into rows and columns, the plurality of blocks further organized into a plurality of strands of blocks including a first strand of blocks, the first strand of blocks comprising:
a back portion comprising a first row of the plurality of blocks, and
a front portion comprising blocks from at least two different columns in at least two different rows other than the first row of blocks; and
an encoder comprising circuitry configured to encode at least some of the data bits in the arrangement using a first error correcting code at least in part by:
accessing first data bits in the front portion of the first strand of blocks;
accessing second data bits in the back portion of the first strand of blocks; and
generating first parity bits by applying the first error correcting code to the first data bits and the second data bits.

US Pat. No. 10,440,713

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:establishing wireless connectivity amongst multiple interconnected access points in a mesh network, the mesh network providing multiple communication devices access to a remote network;
identifying a service class assigned to a first communication device of the multiple communication devices; and
in accordance with the service class assigned to the first communication device, controlling use of wireless bandwidth in the mesh network to provide the first communication device access to the remote network at a data rate as specified by the service class.

US Pat. No. 10,440,702

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

BEIJING SPREADTRUM HI-TEC...

1. A communication control method, comprising:determining M parts of resources for transmitting a control area in N parts of resources, wherein the N parts of resources are acquired by dividing, in a frequency domain, frequency resources of symbols for transmitting the control area in a shortened Transmission Time Interval (s-TTI), M and N are integers, 1?M?N; and
transmitting a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) to a terminal through the control area,
wherein determining the M parts of resources for transmitting the control area in the N parts of resources comprises:
numbering the N parts of resources; and
selecting the M parts of resources with numbers of mode (R_offset+iL, N) from the N parts of resources, where mode represents performing modulo operation to N with R_offset+iL, i?[0, M?1], R_offset is a resource offset, and L is an integer.

US Pat. No. 10,439,734

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WAVEGUIDE DELAY BASED EQUALIZATION WITH SUMMING AT SINGLE-ENDED TO DIFFERENTIAL CONVERTERS IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATION

Luxtera, Inc., Carlbad, ...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optoelectronic receiver comprising a directional coupler, first and second photodetectors, first and second transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), and a gain stage:
receiving an input optical signal;
splitting the input optical signal into first and second optical signals using the directional coupler;
delaying the first optical signal received from the directional coupler using an optical delay at an output of the directional coupler;
generating a first electrical current from the first optical signal using the first photodetector;
generating a first voltage from the first electrical current using the first TIA;
communicating the first voltage to a first input of the gain stage;
generating a second electrical current from the second optical signal using the second photodetector;
generating a second voltage from the first electrical signal using the second TIA;
communicating the second voltage to a second input of the gain stage; and
generating a differential output voltage from the first and second voltages using the gain stage.

US Pat. No. 10,439,317

HERMETICALLY SEALED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An interposer comprising:a substrate that defines a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, electrical contact pads on each of the first and second surfaces, and vias that each extend through the substrate and electrically connect the electrical contact pads on the first surface with respective electrical contact pads on the second surface;
a seal member that at least partially surrounds the electrical contact pads on the first surface, and is configured to hermetically seal an interface between the first surface and a hard disk drive case of an electrical subassembly when the electrical subassembly is mated to the interposer; and
a surface mount connector mounted to the first surface via solder balls, wherein a portion of said solder balls has flowed into said vias.

US Pat. No. 10,438,455

MODULAR CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TRANSACTION SYSTEMS

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. A modular system for financial services and transactions comprising:an enclosure including at least one wall defining at least a first portion of a first interior space;
a spine with at least one wall defining at least a second portion of the first interior space, wherein the spine defines an internal spine space, wherein the spine is adapted to at least partially define a second interior space, and wherein the internal spine space houses at least one component; and
at least one sub-system disposed in the first interior space of the enclosure and connected to the at least one component housed in the internal spine space, the at least one sub-system operable to interact with a financial customer that is entirely within the first interior space or the second interior space.

US Pat. No. 10,436,870

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured:to detect, by using image data of a subject acquired by performing a first imaging process, a first region including at least a part of a first site, the first site having a symmetrical relationship with a second site in the subject;
to derive a second region including at least a part of the second site on a basis of the first region; and
to set a Radio Frequency (RF) pulse application region used for performing a second imaging process, on a basis of the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,436,629

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEASURING WEIGHT

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A measurement system comprising:one or more force sensors arranged so as to receive impact generated by motion of a measurement target;
an acceleration sensor arranged to detect acceleration of the measurement target;
a processor configured to compute a weight of the measurement target, based on a ratio of a detected force value indicating a magnitude of force detected by the one or more force sensors to a detected acceleration value indicating acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor;
a display configured to display the computed weight; and
a storage unit storing a correction factor for correcting the detected force value to a value indicating magnitude of force to be detected on an assumption that the force sensor has received entire weight of the measurement target;
wherein the processor computes, as the weight of the measurement target, a ratio of a corrected detected force value to the detected acceleration value, and the corrected detected force value corresponds to a value obtained by correcting the detected force value by using the correction value stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,435,972

WELL PLUG AND BOTTOM HOLE ASSEMBLY

VINSON CRUMP, LLC, Tomba...

8. A method for sealing a section of a well, the method comprising:disposing, in a well, a bottom hole assembly comprising a plug and a removable setting tool, wherein the plug comprises a packing element, a lower cone, a lower slip, an upper cone having an inner diameter larger than the lower cone, an upper slip, and a shear mechanism and the removable setting tool comprises a mandrel and a setting sleeve;
applying pressure to the setting sleeve;
contacting an inner diameter of the well with the upper slip, packing element, and lower slip as a result of the applying pressure;
locking the upper and lower slip against the inner diameter of the well;
shearing the shear mechanism;
disconnecting the removable setting tool from the plug;
removing the removable setting tool from the well;
dropping a ball into the well;
deforming the packing element on the ball;
contacting the ball with a ball seat; and
separating the well into at least two sections.

US Pat. No. 10,435,153

NETS AND DEVICES FOR FACILITATING CAPTURE OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture net, comprising:an open-mesh material; and
a plurality of streamers coupled to the open-mesh material at a location inside of a perimeter of the open-mesh material, wherein each of the plurality of streamers includes at least one free longitudinal end, and wherein at least one streamer of the plurality of streamers includes an ingestion feature comprising a flag-shaped portion of the streamer with a wider surface relative to the rest of the streamer and positioned at the end of the at least one free longitudinal end.

US Pat. No. 10,435,015

SYSTEM DELAY CORRECTED CONTROL METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:determining a driving scenario on a planned path for a next route segment of a route for operating an autonomous vehicle, wherein the autonomous vehicle is to receive a response to a first control command associated with the driving scenario in a first period of time for an actual path of the autonomous vehicle to match the planned path of the autonomous vehicle;
performing a lookup operation in a driving scenario to system delay (scenario/delay) table to locate a matching entry matching the determined driving scenario, wherein the scenario/delay table includes a plurality of entries, each entry corresponding to one of a plurality of driving scenarios of the autonomous vehicle, wherein each entry maps one of the driving scenarios to a system delay corresponding to the driving scenario, wherein the system delay represents a difference in time between issuing a control command and a response of the autonomous vehicle in response to the control command under the corresponding driving scenario;
determining a system delay from the matching entry corresponding to the determined driving scenario; and
controlling and driving the autonomous vehicle in view of the system delay, including issuing the first control command in a second period of time, wherein the second period of time is calculated by deducting the system delay from the first period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,434,253

INFUSION PUMP SYSTEM WITH DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE HAVING PRESSURE VENTING AND PRESSURE FEEDBACK

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A method of delivering medicament to a patient with a portable infusion pump system, comprising:presenting a home screen on a touch-screen display of a portable infusion pump, the home screen including a plurality of touch selectable objects including a bolus delivery object;
receiving user input touch selecting the bolus delivery object;
presenting a bolus setup page on the touch-screen display in response to touch selection of the bolus delivery object, the bolus setup page simultaneously presenting a plurality of touch selectable objects, each of which enables entry of user input for a bolus calculation upon being touch selected;
receiving a numerical user input value via a touch selection of one of the plurality of touch selectable objects on the bolus setup page;
calculating a bolus based on the numerical user input value;
displaying the calculated bolus on the bolus setup page adjacent the plurality of touch selectable objects; and
delivering the calculated bolus to the user with the portable infusion pump.

US Pat. No. 10,440,609

HANDOVER METHOD WITH LINK FAILURE RECOVERY, WIRELESS DEVICE AND BASE STATION FOR IMPLEMENTING SUCH METHOD

Wild Guard Ltd., Central...

1. A method of communicating with a network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting, by a user equipment (UE) comprising a processor, a radio link failure of a first communication link between the UE and a source cell;
performing, by the UE, a cell selection procedure upon detection of the radio link failure to identify a target cell to establish a second communication link between the UE and the target cell; and
generating by the UE an authentication vector using a cryptographic algorithm that employs inputs parameters comprising:
a secret key shared between the UE and the source cell, wherein the secret key is derived from a high level secret key and is used for protection of RRC traffic, and the secret key is a KRRCint key and the high level secret key is a KeNB key which is available to both the UE and an enhanced Node B (eNodeB), and
an identifier assigned to the target cell; and
transmitting, by the UE, a message to request a connection reestablishment with the target cell to establish the second communication link between the UE and the target cell, wherein the message includes an identifier of the UE and the authentication vector, wherein the authentication vector is to be used for verifying the UE for the connection re-establishment with the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,440,176

REAL-TIME VOICE PAGING VOICE AUGMENTED CALLER ID/RING TONE ALIAS

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A communication device, comprising:an audible output device;
a memory having computer instructions; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory and the audible output device, wherein the execution of the computer instructions causes the processor to perform operations comprising:
processing a call from a calling party that includes a real time voice paging message;
presenting the real time voice paging message as an alias of a ring tone and by interleaving the real time voice paging message with the ring tone such that the real time voice paging message is presented alternately with the ring tone;
presenting an option to a called party to answer the call or ignore the call;
presenting, in response to the call and from a device of the called party, feedback intended for the calling party, wherein the feedback is based on a quantity of times a real time voice paging messaging service associated with the real time voice paging message has been invoked; and
continuing a conversation initiated by the real time voice paging message in response to a selection of the option to answer the call.

US Pat. No. 10,439,888

INTERCONNECT ENGINE FOR INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES

EQUINIX, INC., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by an interconnect engine executing at a computing device, based at least in part on querying telemetry data that indicates interconnections established between interconnection facility customers within a plurality of geographically distributed interconnection facilities by an interconnection facility provider, a set of one or more existing interconnections between a first customer network of a particular interconnection facility customer and respective, first customer networks of one or more target interconnection facility customers within a first interconnection facility of the plurality of geographically distributed interconnection facilities, wherein at least one of the set of one or more existing interconnections is configured in network infrastructure of the first interconnection facility, the first interconnection facility comprising a first data center located at a first geographic location, and wherein the first customer network of the particular interconnection facility customer and the respective, first customer networks of the one or more target interconnection facility customers are co-located within the first data center;
generating, by the interconnect engine and based at least in part on the set of one or more existing interconnections, a set of one or more prospective interconnections between a second customer network of the particular interconnection facility customer and respective, second customer networks of the one or more target interconnection facility customers, wherein the set of one or more prospective interconnections are not included in the telemetry data, and wherein the set of one or more prospective interconnections are configurable within network infrastructure of a second interconnection facility of the interconnection facilities, the second interconnection facility comprising a second, different data center located at a different geographic location, wherein the set of one or more prospective interconnections are configurable in network infrastructure of the second interconnection facility to provide interconnections between the second customer network of the particular interconnection facility customer and respective, second customer networks of at least one of the one or more target interconnection facility customers, and wherein the second customer network of the particular interconnection facility customer and the respective, second customer networks of the at least of the one or more target interconnection facility customers are co-located within the second data center; and
outputting, by the interconnect engine and for display to the particular interconnection facility customer, data indicating the set of one or more prospective interconnections.

US Pat. No. 10,439,727

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTABLE PARALLEL OPTICAL FIBER AND WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED OPERATION

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in a silicon photonics die comprising an optoelectronic transceiver, the optoelectronic transceiver comprising optical modulators, optical couplers, an optical source module coupled to the photonics die, and a fiber interface coupled to the photonics die:
communicating continuous wave (CW) optical signals from the optical source module to a first subset of the optical couplers for processing signals in the optical modulators in accordance with a first communications protocol or to a second subset of the optical couplers for processing signals in the optical modulators in accordance with a second communications protocol;
transmitting processed signals out of the photonics die utilizing a third subset of the optical couplers;
in a first communication mode, receiving optical signals modulated in accordance with the first communications protocol from the fiber interface coupled to a fourth subset of the optical couplers; and
in a second communication mode, receiving optical signals modulated in accordance with the second communications protocol from the fiber interface coupled to a fifth subset of the optical couplers.

US Pat. No. 10,439,725

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN OPTICAL CONNECTION SERVICE INTERFACE

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a control system, a first transceiver at a first end of the optical fiber, and a second transceiver at a second end of the optical fiber:
communicating an optical data signal at a first frequency utilizing the optical fiber;
communicating a signal for the control system at a second frequency, the second frequency being lower than the first frequency, utilizing the optical fiber; and
communicating an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) signal at a third frequency that is between the first and second frequencies utilizing the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,439,711

LASER SAFETY IN DATA CENTERS AND OTHER REMOTE SITES

Coriant Operations, Inc.,...

1. A method for ensuring eye safety in an optical network, the method comprising:detecting optical connectivity between an output of a transmit amplifier and a passive optical processing element, the transmit amplifier being located at a first network node and being configured to output optical power greater than a given level, and the passive optical processing element being located at a second network node and being configured to guarantee a reduction of a maximum optical power level at an output side of the passive optical processing element to the given level, and wherein the detecting occurs at the first network node and includes transmitting a signal from the first network node at which the transmit amplifier is located and receiving the signal at the first network node; and
enabling or disabling the transmit amplifier as a function of detection of the optical connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,439,277

CONFORMAL ELECTRO-TEXTILE ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC BAND GAP GROUND PLANE FOR SUPPRESSION OF BACK RADIATION FROM GPS ANTENNAS MOUNTED ON AIRCRAFT

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a reduced surface wave antenna configured to operate in at least a frequency range between 1.1-1.6 GHz; and
a ground plane comprising a plurality of electro-textiles configured to operate as a frequency selective surface with electronic band gap characteristics to suppress edge and curved surface diffraction effects,
wherein the reduced surface wave antenna and the ground plane are configured to be mounted on a cylindrical conductor, and further wherein the reduced surface wave antenna and the ground plane work in conjunction to reduce at least one of a Multipath Ratio and a Front-to-Back Ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,439,220

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, METHODE FOR PREPARING THE SAME, AND BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A negative electrode material for a secondary battery, comprising an expanded graphite and an organic phase change material intercalated into the expanded graphite, wherein the organic phase change material is a mixture of paraffin and cerotic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,438,109

TRANSPONDER WIRE BONDED TO ROUND WIRE ON ADHESIVE TAPE HAVING A WATER-SOLUBLE BACKING

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A transponder arrangement, comprising:a water soluble backing;
an adhesive layer disposed on one surface of the water soluble backing;
antenna wire adhered directly to the adhesive layer;
a radio frequency (RF) transponder disposed on the adhesive layer and coupled to the antenna wire;
first and second cross wires attached to a same surface of the adhesive layer and disposed proximate the RF transponder;
wherein the antenna wire includes first and second portions attached at a third portion of the first cross wire and at a fourth portion of the second cross wire, respectively;
wherein the first and second cross wires and the antenna wire are round wires having round cross sections, the first portion and the third portion have flat areas of contact, and the second and fourth portions have flat areas of contact;
a first bond wire connected to the RF transponder and to the first portion of the antenna wire; and
a second bond wire connected to the RF transponder and to the second portion of the antenna wire.

US Pat. No. 10,438,074

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DOOR LOCKS OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES BASED ON LANE INFORMATION

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:receiving perception data that perceives a driving environment surrounding an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV);
determining, based on the perception data, a lane configuration of one or more lanes of a road in which the ADV is moving;
determining a speed of the ADV and a lane location of the ADV within a lane in which the ADV is moving;
deriving a driving scenario based on the lane configuration, the speed of the ADV, and the lane location of the ADV; and
locking or unlocking one or more door locks of the ADV based on the driving scenario, while the ADV is moving within the lane.

US Pat. No. 10,437,879

VISUAL SEARCH USING MULTI-VIEW INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising;receiving a visual search query, the visual search query including a first multi-view digital media representation of an object to be searched; wherein the first multi-view digital media representation of the object includes spatial information, scale information, and a plurality of different viewpoint images of the object, and wherein the first multi-view digital media representation of the object is capable of being displayed as a three-dimensional model on a display device;
comparing the first multi-view digital media representation to a plurality of stored multi-view digital media representations by comparing spatial information and scale information of the first multi-view digital media representation to spatial information and scale information of the stored multi-view digital media representations, wherein the stored multi-view digital media representations include a second multi-view digital media representation generated by aggregating spatial information, scale information, and a plurality of different viewpoint images obtained when capturing the second multi-view digital media representation;
generating a correspondence measure indicating the degree of similarity between the first multi-view digital media representation and the second multi-view digital media representation; and
transmitting an image associated with second multi-view digital media representation in response to the visual search query.

US Pat. No. 10,437,634

INDEPENDENTLY THREADING API CALLS TO SERVICE A REQUEST

Microsoft Technology Lice...

19. A computing system, comprising:a plurality of central processing unit cores;
initialization logic that receives a service request and identifies a set of workflows to be executed and a set of application programming interface (API) calls to be made in responding to the service request and that generates an initialization output signal indicative of the set of workflows and the set of API calls;
an API calling engine that makes each of the API calls, in the set of API calls, using a separate CPU core, of the plurality of different CPU cores, and concurrently with one another, based on the initialization output signal, the API calling engine receiving API call results;
request handling workflow logic that executes the set of workflows to obtain workflow results, to respond to the service request, the result handling workflow logic executing the set of workflows concurrently with, and asynchronously with respect to, the API calling engine making the set of API calls, wherein results of a given workflow, in the set of workflows, are dependent on the API call results of one of the set of API calls, wherein the given workflow is configured to access the API call results from the API calling engine; and
response logic that generates a response to the service request based on the workflow results.

US Pat. No. 10,436,936

TRANSPARENT AND/OR SHINY OBJECT DETECTION WITH SPIN-MODULATED LIGHT

Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.,...

1. An apparatus for sensing transparent and/or shiny objects, comprising:a spin polarized optoelectronic emitter device configured to generate illumination signals that, in response to a first electrical signal being applied to said spin polarized optoelectronic emitter device, produces a first illumination signal with a first circular polarization, and in response to a second electrical signal being applied to said spin polarized optoelectronic emitter, produces a second illumination signal with a second circular polarization;
a spin photodiode configured to detect the first illumination signal and the second illumination signal reflected from a reflector and via transparent and/or shiny objects;
a first electronic circuit configured to alternately generate the first and second electrical signals; and
a second electronic circuit configured to determine whether a transparent and/or shiny object is present by comparing (i) intensity level of the detected reflected illumination signals with (ii) intensity level of a calibration reflected illumination signal, whereas a difference in intensity levels is indicative of a difference between the first and the second circular polarizations.

US Pat. No. 10,436,875

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING SYSTEM NODE POSITIONS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

27. A method of determining an order in which a series string of nodes is physically connected, the method comprising:sending, by a hub at a time at which the hub is unaware of the order in which the series string of nodes is physically connected, a request for information indicative of the order in which the series string of nodes is physically connected;
receiving an attribute information message from a receiver, wherein the receiver is part of the series string of nodes having only one bi-directional path between a first node and a last node, and the last node generated the attribute information message in response to detecting an absence of a connection on an upstream communication port of the last node; and
determining, using a logic circuit, the order in which the series string of nodes is physically connected based on an order of a plurality of node attribute information segments within the attribute information message.

US Pat. No. 10,436,550

HOLSTER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A holster, handgun, and accessory combination, the accessory attached to a rail of the handgun, the rail positioned below the barrel of the handgun, the holster comprising a pair of side wall portions formed of a polymer and being unitary with one another and joined at a top and bottom of the side wall portions, the side wall portions defining a slot configured for capturing and engaging the accessory when the handgun with accessory is inserted into the holster, the holster and accessory engagement constraining all freedom of motion of the accessory except freedom of motion in the insertion and withdrawal direction along a forward rearward axis of the handgun, the holster further providing a stop portion whereby the accessory seats in the slot as the accessory abuts the stop portion, wherein when the accessory is seated in the slot abutting the stop portion, the only freedom of motion of the accessory with respect to the slot is a linear withdrawal motion, the holster further comprising a spring member configured as a leaf spring, the leaf spring movable between an accessory blocking position and an accessory non-blocking position, the leaf spring deflectable to the non-blocking position by engagement with the accessory upon insertion of the handgun and accessory into the holster, as the handgun and accessory are seated in the holster the spring member returns to the blocking position with a blocking portion of the spring member blocking the handgun from withdrawal thereby restricting movement of the seated handgun and accessory with respect to the holster.

US Pat. No. 10,436,420

ZOOM LED LAMP WITH SLIDABLE LENS

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A zoom LED lamp with slidable lens comprising: a chip receiving cylinder, a chip fixing column fixed in the chip receiving cylinder, a lens receiving cylinder slidably arranged in the chip receiving cylinder, and a fixing cylinder disposed on the lens receiving cylinder;the chip receiving cylinder comprising a radial positioning ring, a receiving groove disposed on the radial positioning ring, and an elastic sealing ring received in the receiving groove, the minimum inner diameter of the elastic sealing ring being smaller than the minimum inner diameter of the radial positioning ring;
the chip fixing column comprising a column body spaced apart from an inner side wall of the chip receiving cylinder and at least two ears extending from the column body; the two ears being fixed in the chip receiving cylinder, the maximum outer diameter of the lens receiving cylinder being equivalent to the minimum inner diameter of the radial positioning ring and sleeved on the radial positioning ring;
the lens receiving cylinder comprising a lens cylinder and two openings opened on the lens cylinder and respectively receiving the two ears;
the fixing cylinder disposed on one opening side of the lens cylinder, the elastic sealing ring abutting on the lens receiving cylinder such that the lens receiving cylinder is fixed in relative positions of the chip receiving cylinder when not subjected to external force.

US Pat. No. 10,435,423

FUNCTIONALIZED PHOSPHONATES VIA MICHAEL ADDITION

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method for preparing a product compound having a structure represented by a formula:
wherein n is 0 or 1;
wherein each of Cy1 and Cy2 is independently selected from:
aryl substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy;
a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl having 1, 2, or 3 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1 and substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy;
a 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy; and
a 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl having 1, 2, or 3 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1 and substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy;
wherein each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl, 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl, and —(C1-C4 alkyl)aryl, and substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy;
wherein R2 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, and an electron-withdrawing group; and
wherein R3 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkyl amine, dialkylamine, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C8 alkenyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)NHR6, aryl, a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl having 1, 2, or 3 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1, a 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl, (C1-C4 alkyl)aryl, and (C1-C4 alkenyl)aryl, and substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy; or
wherein R2 and R3, together with the intervening atoms, comprise a 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl having 1, 2, or 3 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1, substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from oxo, hydroxyl, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)R5, and —C(O)NHR6;
wherein EWG is an electron-withdrawing group; and
wherein R4 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkyl amine, dialkylamine, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C8 alkenyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)NHR6, aryl, a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl having 1, 2, or 3 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1, a 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl, (C1-C4 alkyl)aryl, and (C1-C4 alkenyl)aryl, and substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy; or
wherein EWG and R4, together with the intervening atoms, comprise a 5- or 6-membered cycloalkyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl having 1 or 2 ring-members selected from O, S, and NR1, substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from hydroxyl, halogen, oxo, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, and —C(O)NHR6; provided that the first atom of EWG adjacent to the position denoted ? is substituted with oxo;
wherein each R5 is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl; and
wherein each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, and aryl substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, amine, alkylamino, dialkylamino, C1-C4 alkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy;
the method comprising the step of reacting a first compound having a structure represented by a formula:
with a second compound having a structure represented by a formula:

US Pat. No. 10,435,404

FORMULATIONS OF A COMPOUND MODULATING KINASES

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A composition comprising: 40% to 60% W/W of Compound I having the following structure:and wherein Compound I is a crystalline HCl salt characterized by an X-ray powder diffractogram comprising peaks (±0.2°) at 7.3, 23.3 and 28.2° 2? as determined on a diffractometer using Cu-K? radiation; 20% to 35% W/W of a poloxamer; 10% to 22% W/W of an excipient; 1% to 5% W/W of a disintegrant; and 0.5% to 3% W/W of a lubricant.

US Pat. No. 10,435,402

BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Advinus Therapeutics Limi...

10. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 9, further comprising at least one additional therapeutically active agent.

US Pat. No. 10,435,373

DRUG FOR INHIBITING AGGREGATION OF PROTEINS INVOLVED IN DISEASES LINKED TO PROTEIN AGGREGATION AND/OR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVER...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound represented by formula (E)
wherein
X, Y, M, Z and L are defined, so that the ring D is directionally selected from the following structures:

wherein
R8 and R9 are selected from hydrogen; C1-4 alkyl; and C1-4 alkylene-halogen;
Hal is selected from F, Cl, Br, and I;
wherein
(i) RE1 and RE2 are attached to adjacent carbon atoms, and RE1 and RE2 together non-directionally form a structure -T-(CRE7RE8)n—V—, wherein T is selected from CRE9RE10, NH and O and V is selected from CRE9RE10, NH and O, as well as corresponding structures in which a double bond is present; wherein at least one of T and V is NH or O;
RE7 and RE8 are independently H or F;
RE9 and RE10 are independently H or F;
n is 1 to 3;
RE3 is a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group;
m is 0 to 2;
RE4 is a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group; and
p is 0 or 1;
(ii) RE1 is NRA9RA10 which is attached in para position compared to the carbon atom which binds the phenyl ring to ring D; RA9 and RA10 are independently H or a C1-6 alkyl group;
RE2 is hydrogen;
m is 0;
p is 0; or
(iii) RE1 and RE2 are independently selected from C1-6 alkoxy and hydroxy and are attached meta and para compared to the carbon atom which binds the phenyl ring to ring D;
RE3 is a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group;
m is 0 to 2;
RE4 is a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C5-10 aryl group;
p is 0 or 1;
as well as an ester, hydrate or pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound represented by formula (E);
and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,435,156

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

DEUTSCHE POST AG, Bonn (...

1. An airworthy, unmanned transport apparatus, comprising a payload container for at least one consignment, whereinthe transport apparatus has on its underside at least two latching arms which are arranged opposite one another and are each subjected to a spring force,
the payload container has on its inner side at least two first detents that are arranged opposite one another and are directed towards one another, and
the latching arms have, in a manner corresponding to the at least two first detents, at least two second detents that are arranged opposite one another and are directed away from one another such that the payload container is latchable onto the transport apparatus by the latching arms and, as a result of the latching arms being pressed in, the payload container is releasable from the transport apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,434,995

MILITARY VEHICLE

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a passenger capsule having a first end and a second end;
a front module coupled to the first end of the passenger capsule and including a front axle assembly;
an engine coupled to the front module;
a rear module coupled to the second end of the passenger capsule and including a rear axle assembly; and
a transaxle coupled to the rear module and the engine, wherein the transaxle includes a transfercase component and a differential component contained at least partially within a housing of the transaxle that defines a structural component of the rear module, wherein the rear axle assembly includes at least one of an upper control arm, a lower control arm, a spring, and a damper that is directly coupled to the housing of the transaxle.

US Pat. No. 10,434,049

METHODS OF PRODUCING COMPOUNDS THAT STIMULATE HAIR REGROWTH, TOPICAL FORMULATIONS, AND METHODS OF USE

Joventis, S.A., Strassen...

1. A method of producing a composition for hair regrowth, wherein the composition comprises a compound having a structure according to Formula (I)the method comprising:(1) adding a Friedel-Crafts catalyst to a 1,2-dichloroalkane to generate a first intermediate at a first temperature, wherein the first temperature is between ?10 and 15 degrees Celsius, inclusive
(2) adding the first intermediate to an alkylbenzene at the first temperature and to generate a second intermediate;
(3) cooling the second intermediate to a second temperature to generate a third intermediate, wherein the second temperature is between ?90 and ?70 degrees Celsius, inclusive;
(4) incubating the third intermediate at the second temperature for a first duration;
(5) warming the third intermediate to a third temperature and incubating the third intermediate at the third temperature for a second duration, wherein the third temperature is between 30 and 50 degrees Celsius, inclusive;
(6) cooling the third intermediate to the second temperature and incubating the third intermediate at the second temperature for a third duration; and
(7) repeating steps (5) and (6) at least four times.

US Pat. No. 10,433,604

MODULAR TREE WITH ROTATION-LOCK ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An artificial tree, comprising:a first tree portion, including:
a first trunk portion;
a first plurality of wires, each of the plurality of wires comprising an insulated conductor;
a first electrical connector positioned at least partially within the first trunk portion and defining a first central axis, the first electrical connector including a first connector body and two electrical contacts, the first connector body including a first cylindrical lower portion, a first cylindrical upper portion, and a first plurality of ridges extending axially on, and projecting radially outward from, an outer surface of the cylindrical upper portion, the plurality of first ridges defining a plurality of gaps located between pairs of the plurality of ridges, and the two electrical terminals of the first electrical connector mechanically and electrically connected to the first plurality of wires inside the first trunk portion;
a first plurality of branches connected to the first trunk portion; and
a first light string distributed on the first plurality of branches and in electrical connection with the first plurality of wires;
and,
a second tree portion, including:
a second trunk portion;
a second plurality of wires, each of the plurality of wires comprising an insulated conductor;
a second electrical connector positioned at least partially within the second trunk portion and defining a second central axis, the second electrical connector including a second connector body and two electrical contacts, the second connector body including a second cylindrical portion, and a second plurality of ridges extending axially on, and projecting radially inward from an inside surface of the second cylindrical portion, and the two electrical terminals of the second electrical connector mechanically and electrically connected to the second plurality of wires inside the second trunk portion;
a second plurality of branches connected to the second trunk portion; and
a second light string distributed on the second plurality of branches and in electrical connection with the second plurality of wires;
wherein the first electrical connector is configured to engage mechanically and electrically couple with the second electrical connector, such that each of the ridges of the second plurality of ridges of the second connector body are located in a gap of the plurality of gaps of the first connector body, thereby limiting rotation of the first electrical connector relative to the second electrical connector and also limiting rotation of the first tree portion relative to the second tree portion.
US Pat. No. 10,434,158

COMBINATION OF VACCINATION AND INHIBITION OF THE PD-1 PATHWAY

1. A method of treating a subject having a cancer or a tumor disease, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of:(i) an immunogenic composition comprising at least one mRNA comprising at least one open reading frame (ORF) encoding at least one tumor antigen; and
(ii) a PD-1 pathway inhibitor, said PD-1 pathway inhibitor comprising an antagonistic antibody directed against PD-1 or PD-L1.

US Pat. No. 10,440,795

VARIABLE MULTI-COLOR LED LIGHT STRING AND CONTROLLER FOR AN ARTIFICIAL TREE

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

1. A lighted artificial tree comprising:a power cord comprising one or more conductors and a power plug;
a wiring harness having two or more electrical conductors;
a first tree segment having a first decorative lighting system comprising:
a first variable-color LED light string, the first variable-color light string comprising a first plurality of variable-color LED lamps, each of the first plurality of variable-color LED lamps comprising:
a bulb housing;
a plurality of color LEDs;
an embedded integrated circuit (IC) comprising (i) a bulb processor in communication with the plurality of color LEDs and (ii) a bulb memory in communication with the processor, the bulb memory storing data relating to one or more illumination sequences; and
at least two bulb electrical conductors in communication with the embedded IC for communication with the wiring harness; and
a second tree segment having a second decorative lighting system comprising:
a second variable-color LED light string, the second variable-color light string comprising a second plurality of variable-color LED lamps, each of the second plurality of variable-color LED lamps comprising:
a bulb housing;
a plurality of color LEDs;
an embedded IC comprising (i) a bulb processor in communication with the plurality of color LEDs and (ii) a bulb memory in communication with the processor, the bulb memory storing data relating to one or more illumination sequences; and
at least two bulb electrical conductors in communication with the embedded IC for communication with the wiring harness; and
a controller in communication with the wiring harness and configured to receive user input, the controller comprising a processor and at least one memory operatively coupled to the processor and configured for storing data instructions that, when executed by the controller, cause the processor to perform a method comprising:
transmitting, by the controller and to each of the embedded ICs of the first variable-color LED light string, instructions for selectively controlling at least one variable-color LED lamp according to a user input, wherein the instructions include an indication of one of the one or more illumination sequences to be distributed to the plurality of color LEDs by the embedded IC; and
transmitting, by the controller and to each of the embedded ICs of the second variable-color LED light string, instructions for selectively controlling at least one variable-color LED lamp according to a user input, wherein the instructions include an indication of one of the one or more illumination sequences to be distributed to the plurality of color LEDs by the embedded IC.

US Pat. No. 10,440,794

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A modular system for displaying diffuse colored light, comprising:a lighting system, comprising:
a plurality of light emitters, wherein each light emitter is configured to display light in a plurality of colors;
a housing encasing the light emitters, wherein the housing defines a first face parallel to and proximal an active surface of the plurality of light emitters, wherein the first face comprises a light-diffusive material;
a touch-sensitive surface mechanically mounted to the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is aligned with and overlays a majority of a projection of the plurality of light emitters onto the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is configured to receive a region selection;
a connector integrated in an edge of the housing, wherein the connector mechanically and electrically couples the first lighting system to a second lighting system; and
a controller connected to the touch-sensitive surface, the connector, and the lighting system, wherein the controller is configured to:
determine layout information for a modular assembly based on information determined from the connector, the modular assembly comprising the lighting system, the layout information comprising a number of lighting systems cooperatively forming the modular assembly and a distance between said lighting systems;
receive a region selection based on the layout information and a color selection corresponding to said region selection;
identify indices of controllable zones corresponding to the region selection; and
assign the color selection to the light emitters corresponding to the region selection.

US Pat. No. 10,440,734

SCHEDULING CONFIGURATION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A scheduling configuration method, comprising:configuring, by a centralized controller, coordination parameters of different nodes, and scheduling, by distributed schedulers in each node, user resources of local nodes, wherein the step of configuring, by the centralized controller, the coordination parameters of the different nodes comprises:
performing, by the centralized controller, at least one of the following configuration on the coordination parameters of the different nodes: Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) port or semi-static initialization parameter configuration;
when receiving coordination request messages of DMRS port and/or initialization parameter coordination configuration triggered by the nodes and determining that it is necessary to respond to the coordination request messages, performing, by the centralized controller, coordination configuration on the DMRS port and/or initialization parameters of the nodes, and sending the DMRS port and/or initialization parameter configuration information of the nodes to each node so that the nodes perform configuration on the basis of the configured DMRS port and/or initialization parameter configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,440,700

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:mapping control information to a plurality of resource elements (REs) in a resource element group (REG) and at least one demodulation reference signal (DMRS) for the control information, wherein each of the plurality of REs in the REG is alternately associated with one of a first antenna port or a second antenna port in case that multiple REGs which are distributed in multiple resource blocks (RBs) are allocated for a distributed transmission of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH); and
transmitting the control information using the plurality of REs to a user equipment (UE),
wherein the REG includes the plurality of REs used for the control information and the REG excludes REs used for the at least one DMRS, and
wherein the mapping based on a cycling of the first antenna port and the second antenna port is performed per each of REGs.

US Pat. No. 10,439,851

FREQUENCY-INDEPENDENT RECEIVER AND BEAMFORMING TECHNIQUE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. An antenna array comprising:a plurality of antenna elements arranged in a matrix, the matrix having a number of columns and a number of rows, wherein each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements exists at a position within the matrix at an intersection of a column and a row and wherein each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements comprises a mixer configured to produce a phased superposition mix of a first signal and a second signal, wherein each antenna element comprises:
a respective antenna;
an output mixer coupled to the respective antenna and configured to produce a mix between a signal incident at the respective antenna and the phased superposition mix of the first signal and the second signal; and
an input mixer coupled to the respective antenna and configured to produce a mix between a third signal and the phased superposition mix of the first signal and the second signal;
a first set of phase shifters, each phase shifter of the first set of phase shifters being configured to apply a respective phase shift to an input signal; and
a second set of phase shifters, each phase shifter of the second set of phase shifters being configured to apply a respective phase shift to an input signal,
wherein the first set of phase shifters are arranged such that the first signal is applied with a same phase shift to each mixer of each antenna element in a respective column of the matrix, and
wherein the second set of phase shifters are arranged such that the second signal is applied with a same phase shift to each mixer of each antenna element in a respective row of the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,439,680

COORDINATED BEAMFORMING METHOD AND DEVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A coordinated beamforming method, wherein the method comprising:determining one target Coordinated Multiple Points, CoMP, User Equipment, UE, from a plurality of CoMP UEs upon receipt of coordination requests from the plurality of CoMP UEs;
rejecting coordination requests from other CoMP UEs except for the one target CoMP UE after the one target CoMP UE is determined;
computing a channel correlation value between the one target CoMP UE and each candidate coordinated UE in a coordinated cell;
determining a target coordinated UE according to the channel correlation value between the one target CoMP UE and each candidate coordinated UE;
making no beamforming orthogonalization adjustment to the target coordinated UE when the channel correlation value between the target coordinated UE and the one target CoMP UE is smaller than a preset lower channel correlation threshold; and
making beamforming orthogonalization adjustment to the target coordinated UE when the channel correlation value between the target coordinated UE and the one target CoMP UE is greater than or equal to the preset lower channel correlation threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,439,669

COEXISTENCE OF RADIO MODULES IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

8. A method allowing the coexistence of first and second radio modules using the same frequency band in an electronic device, the first and second radio modules comprising respectively a first and second radio interface, the electronic device comprising a first and second programmable-gain radio attenuator placed respectively on the first and second radio interfaces, the electronic device comprising a processor, the method being executed by the processor causing the device to perform:determining, for each radio module, a value of an attenuation associated with said radio module, the value of the attenuation being determined according to a maximum power acceptable to said radio module, a maximum transmission power of the other radio module and an isolation between the first and second radio interfaces,
determining, for each radio module, a value of a quality indicator of a communication established with said radio module, and,
when, for a radio module, the value of the quality indicator is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the predetermined threshold value being dependent on the value of the attenuation associated with the radio module and a minimum power acceptable to the radio module:
programming the gain of the radio attenuator placed on the interface of the radio module, the gain being chosen equal to the attenuation value associated with the radio module.

US Pat. No. 10,439,572

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER USING DISCRETE TIME COMPARATOR AND SWITCHED CAPACITOR CHARGE PUMP

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A low voltage and power efficient operational amplifier circuit comprising:a comparator circuit including:
first and second comparator inputs, the first comparator input to receive an input signal, and the second comparator input coupled to a reference voltage; and
a comparator output; and
a switched capacitor charge pump circuit including:
an input coupled to the comparator output and a control signal input to receive a control signal; and
at least one capacitor,
wherein, the switched capacitor charge pump circuit is configured, based on the comparator output, to control a transfer of a charge from the at least one capacitor to an output of the operational amplifier circuit using the control signal, and either i) or ii):
i) wherein the comparator circuit further includes a first clock input to receive a clock signal, wherein the control signal input of the switched capacitor charge pump is a second clock input configured to receive the clock signal, and wherein the comparator circuit is configured to operate at a fixed clock rate using the clock signal,
ii) wherein the comparator circuit is self-timed, and wherein the control signal is an enable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,439,443

CONFORMAL WAVE SELECTOR

Ossia Inc., Bellevue, WA...

1. A conformal wave selector for use in conjunction with a first wireless system, the conformal wave selector comprising:a first set of conductors arranged substantially in parallel in a first region and in a direction of a first axis, wherein a length of each of the first set of conductors is longer than a maximum wavelength of a first wireless radio frequency (RF) signal transmitted by the first wireless system, wherein a width of each of the first set of conductors is shorter than a minimum wavelength of a second wireless RF signal transmitted by another wireless system, and wherein the first set of conductors are spaced apart such that the first set of conductors does not interfere with a wave polarized normal to the first axis; and
a second set of conductors arranged substantially in parallel in a second region and in a direction of a second axis, wherein the second axis is normal to the first axis, wherein the second region does not overlap the first region, wherein a length of each of the second set of conductors is longer than the maximum wavelength of the first wireless RF signal, wherein a width of each of the second set of conductors is shorter than the minimum wavelength of the second RF signal, and wherein the second set of conductors are spaced such that the second set of conductors does not interfere with a wave polarized normal to the second axis;
wherein the conformal wave selector is operable to conform to a surface of an object to which the conformal wave selector is applied, wherein the first set of conductors are configured to reflect a portion of the first wireless RF signal polarized in the direction of the first axis, wherein the second set of conductors are configured to reflect a portion of the first wireless RF signal polarized in the direction of the second axis, and wherein the conformal wave selector is further configured to allow at least a portion of the second wireless RF signal to penetrate through the conformal wave selector.

US Pat. No. 10,438,754

LOW PROFILE CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH SELF CLEANING CONTACTS

Carling Technologies, Inc...

1. A circuit interrupter having a housing within which components of the circuit interrupter are disposed, the circuit interrupter comprising:a line terminal connectable to a source of electrical power;
a load terminal connectable to a load;
a stationary contact positioned within said housing;
a moveable contact arm assembly having a moveable contact positioned thereon, the moveable contact arm assembly comprising a contact arm carriage and a contact arm member, the contact arm member slideable within the contact arm carriage, the moveable contact configured to be moveable into and out of physical contact with the stationary contact by movement of the moveable contact arm assembly so as to place the line terminal and the load terminal into and out of electrical communication; and
an overcurrent tripping device coupled to the moveable contact arm assembly via a linkage assembly and configured to move the moveable contact out of physical contact with the stationary contact upon detection of an overcurrent situation;
wherein the moveable contact arm assembly is connected to the linkage assembly via at least two pivots positioned on the contact arm carriage of the contact arm assembly, so as to cause a relative sliding action between the moveable contact and the stationary contact as the moveable contact and the stationary contact are moved into or out of contact with each other such that a wiping action is created in order to clean the moveable and stationary contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,438,073

AUGMENTED LANE DETECTION USING KINEMATIC DATA

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a boundary determination component configured to determine an associated set of lane boundaries for a vehicle;
a kinematic sensor configured to measure at least one kinematic parameter indicating whether the vehicle is encountering road features that provide haptic feedback, the kinematic sensor including an accelerometer;
a lane departure warning system configured to determine if the vehicle is crossing one of the determined set of lane boundaries from the at least one kinematic parameter and provide a response signal if the vehicle is crossing one of the determined set of lane boundaries, and
a kinematic analysis system configure to transform accelerometer data into the frequency domain to locate periodicities and compare the located periodicities to vehicle speed information to determine if the periodicities are likely to represent haptic lane markings.

US Pat. No. 10,437,728

BRANCHLESS INSTRUCTION PAGING IN RECONFIGURABLE FABRIC

Wave Computing, Inc., Ca...

1. A processor-implemented method for computation comprising:paging data stored in a plurality of circular buffers, wherein the plurality of circular buffers controls one or more logical elements of a reconfigurable fabric, and where the paging comprises:
copying data from a first storage memory into the plurality of circular buffers where:
each of the plurality of circular buffers is coupled to at least one of the one or more logical elements;
the data provides instructions for the one or more logical elements;
as the circular buffers rotate, the instructions that are provided to the one or more logical elements change; and
the instructions comprise a branchless instruction set.

US Pat. No. 10,437,658

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR COLLECTING AND DISPLAYING SPORTING EVENT DATA BASED ON REAL TIME DATA FOR PROXIMITY AND MOVEMENT OF OBJECTS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of determining location information associated with a plurality of tag events, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of tag events based on tag blink data generated by at least one tag and tag location data, wherein the tag events include a current tag event and at least one previous tag event;
determining, via a processor, whether at least one tag event is missing from the plurality of tag events by comparing a blink rate with amounts of time between ones of the plurality of tag events;
applying, via the processor, an adjustment factor to the plurality of tag events by:
when no tag events are missing from the plurality of tag events, equally weighting the current tag event and the at least one previous tag event; and
when at least one tag event is missing from the plurality of tag events, assigning a greater weight to the current tag than the at least one previous tag event;
calculating, via the processor, multidimensional player location information per unit time based on the weighted plurality of tag events; and
outputting the multidimensional player location information per unit time.

US Pat. No. 10,437,397

CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A capacitive touchscreen, comprising:a substrate;
a transparent and conductive layer arranged on the substrate, the conductive layer comprising a sensing area, the sensing area having a first side and a second side opposite to the second side;
multiple transparent and conductive first electrodes, each of the first electrodes comprising a first trunk extending from the first side toward the second side;
multiple transparent and conductive second electrodes, each of the second electrodes comprising a second trunk and a wiring coupled to the second trunk, both the second trunk and the wiring extending from the first side toward the second side, each of the second trunks cooperating with a corresponding first trunk to be operable to sense a touched position; and
transparent and nonconductive patterns located between the first electrodes and the second electrodes to electrically isolate the first electrodes from the second electrodes;
the transparent and conductive layer further comprising a lead area adjacent to the sensing area, the lead area comprising a plurality of first leads respectively and electrically coupled to the first trunks, and a plurality of second leads respectively and electrically coupled to the wirings.

US Pat. No. 10,437,232

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PADDING FOR TRANSPORTING CARGO

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method for producing a padding with a padding machine, wherein the padding is for transporting general cargo in an outer packaging, comprising the following steps carried out by a computer, a three-dimensional (3D) scanner and/or the padding machine:b) with the computer by transfer from a database and/or with the padding machine by transfer from a database and/or by three-dimension scanning of the general cargo with the 3D scanner, obtaining 3D data of a 3D CAD model and material data for each item of general cargo, wherein material data is selected from the group consisting of hazardous material, hazardous material category, hazard designation, Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and toxic to Reproduction (CMR) category, fragility, liquid content, temperature specification, viscosity, consistency and field strength,
c) with the computer and/or the padding machine, sorting the general cargo by means of a first neural network into an existing transport category or into a newly created transport category, wherein the general cargo is categorised by the first neural network on the basis of the 3D data and the material data, wherein the transport category is selected from the group consisting of hazardous product, hazardous product class, hazardous product class sub-category, weight protection, required impact resistance, upright position, fixing, critical extremities, moisture protection, absorbent additional material, target temperature, loose general cargo, collapsible, already padded, already in outer packaging and value,
d) with the computer and/or the padding machine, grouping the general cargo into a general cargo group on the basis of the transport category and/or a general cargo identifier (ID),
e) with the computer and/or the padding machine, virtually arranging the general cargo group in the outer packaging,
e1) with the computer and/or the padding machine, calculating a volume of the general cargo group with regard to a pre-defined size of the outer packaging and with regard to a pre-sorting on the basis of a determined transport strategy as pre-selection of the padding,
e2) with the computer and/or the padding machine, checking, in relation to at least one limit value, whether the pre-selection of the padding can be created,
e3) with the computer and/or the padding machine, comparing the pre-selection of the padding with arrangements, already created, of items of general cargo having the same transport category, number of general cargo group and/or total or joint volumes,
f) with a second neural network in the computer and/or the padding machine, selecting a 3D CAD model of a padding template for the general cargo group on the basis of the transport category and the virtual arrangement,
g) with the computer and/or the padding machine, calculating a difference, a break and/or an association between the virtual arrangement of the general cargo group in the selected 3D CAD model of the padding template, the 3D CAD model of the general cargo and the coordinates and orientation of the 3D CAD model of the general cargo, and the 3D CAD model of the selected padding template as 3D CAD model of a virtual padding,
n) controlling the padding machine and producing the padding from the 3D CAD model of the virtual padding.

US Pat. No. 10,437,006

CAMERA FILTER MODULE

JAHWA electronics Co., Lt...

1. A camera filter module, comprising:a base;
one or a plurality of yokes mounted on one side surface of the base;
a coil mounted on the one lateral side of the base and disposed to face the yoke;
a flat plate-shaped movable magnet disposed in parallel to the coil in such a way as to face the coil and disposed to linearly move over the coil and to linearly move along the one lateral side surface of the base in a direction perpendicular to a direction of an optical axis when an electric current is applied to the coil;
a plurality of guides including ball bearings and provided between the movable magnet and the coil and configured to guide a movement of the movable magnet; and
an optical element unit disposed on an upper surface of the base to be in perpendicular to the flat plate-shaped movable magnet,
wherein the optical element unit is configured to perform a rotary motion in conjunction with the flat plate-shaped movable magnet's moving in the direction perpendicular to the direction of the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,436,652

OPTICAL HEALTH MONITORING FOR AIRCRAFT OVERHEAT AND FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A system configured to monitor temperature in a plurality of zones of an aircraft, the system comprising:a first fiber optic cable routed through each of the plurality of zones of the aircraft system, wherein the first fiber optic cable includes fiber Bragg gratings;
an optical transmitter configured to provide an optical signal to the first fiber optic cable;
an optical receiver configured to receive an optical response from the first fiber optic cable; and
a controller operatively connected to the optical receiver and configured to determine at least one temperature and/or strain for each of the plurality of zones based on the optical response and output an indication for detected zones of the plurality of zones in which the at least one temperature and/or strain is greater than a threshold value to facilitate preventive maintenance, wherein the controller is configured to control the optical transmitter and determine the at least one temperature and/or strain for each of the plurality of zones using time division multiplexing (TDM) and/or wavelength division multiplexing (WDM).

US Pat. No. 10,436,442

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

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. An exhaust tube holding member for holding an exhaust tube inside an exhaust pipe, said exhaust tube being connected to a combustion apparatus and introduced into said exhaust pipe, said exhaust tube holding member comprising:a main body including a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, and a rim surrounding a periphery of said first surface and said second surface,
said main body being provided with an exhaust tube holding hole and an exhaust tube inserting notch, said exhaust tube holding hole has a circular shape when viewed from a direction orthogonal to the first surface, said exhaust tube inserting notch reaches said rim by extending in a radial direction of said exhaust tube holding hole, and said exhaust tube holding member comprises a boundary portion between said exhaust tube holding hole and said exhaust tube inserting notch, the boundary portion has a width smaller than the width of said exhaust tube inserting notch when viewed from a direction orthogonal to said first surface,
said exhaust tube holding hole being configured to penetrate said main body from said first surface to said second surface,
said exhaust tube inserting notch being configured to penetrate said main body from said first surface to said second surface and extend from said exhaust tube holding hole to said rim, wherein
the exhaust tube is a flexible tube,
an exhaust tube holding projection and recess portion matching the shape of the outer peripheral surface of said exhaust tube is formed on a wall surface defining said exhaust tube holding hole, and
an exhaust tube inserting projection and recess portion matching the shape of the outer peripheral surface of said exhaust tube is formed on a wall surface defining said exhaust tube inserting notch.

US Pat. No. 10,436,297

OPERATION DEVICE

PIONEER DJ CORPORATION, ...

1. A fader comprising:a stationary portion;
a movable portion configured to move along an axial direction of a shaft fixed to the stationary portion; and
a load adjuster configured to adjust a movement load of the movable portion, wherein
the movable portion is provided with an elastic portion that is elastically deformable, and
the load adjuster is provided to the stationary portion and comprises an adjustment controller and a press portion, said adjustment controller comprising:
a rotational portion capable of being rotated;
a plurality of converters, each of said plurality of converters being configured to convert a rotational movement of the rotational portion into a linear movement;
wherein the adjustment controller is configured to move the press portion toward and away from the elastic portion; and,
wherein the press portion is configured to press the elastic portion in accordance with each of the linear movements in a direction orthogonal to a moving direction of the movable portion.

US Pat. No. 10,436,203

POPPET VALVE

BURCKHARDT COMPRESSION AG...

1. A poppet valve for a piston compressor, comprising a cage, a valve body with a multiplicity of inlet ducts, wherein each inlet duct opens into a valve seat, and comprising a multiplicity of closing elements which are movable in an axial direction (A), wherein each inlet duct assigned a closing element, and wherein the valve seat is arranged so as to be situated opposite the associated closing element in the axial direction (A) in such a way that the valve seat is closable by the closing element, wherein a spring is arranged between the cage and the closing element in order to subject the closing element to a preload force directed toward the valve seat, wherein the spring encloses an interior space, and wherein, on the cage, there is arranged a guide part which extends in the axial direction up to a guide part end, wherein the closing element on the guide part is mounted movably, in particular slidingly, in the axial direction (A), characterized in that the spring encloses the guide part and the closing element from the outside in an axial direction (A) along a partial section, such that both the guide part and the closing element are, along said partial section, arranged within the interior space of the spring, and that the guide part extending from the cage further in the axial direction (A) to the guide part end subsequent to the partial section.

US Pat. No. 10,436,146

PISTON FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE PISTON FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Federal-Mogul Nurnberg Gm...

1. A steel piston for an internal combustion engine comprising a ring zone, a shaft, openings between the ring zone and shaft, which extend from the piston outer side to the piston inner side and, between two openings, a rib which is substantially central with respect to a length of a piston pin to be received,wherein said rib has a radial thickness, when viewed in the circumferential direction, decreasing in a direction moving away from said ring zone, said rib has side portions which are concavely curved adjacent said openings, each side portion presents a side surface of one of said openings, and wherein said rib is forged.

US Pat. No. 10,435,823

TOWEL FABRIC AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

1. A fabric comprising:first material yarns and second material yarns woven together to form a ground that includes a combination of the first and second material yarns;
the first material yarns being synthetic yarns having a linear mass density of 50 D-300 D, and a filament count of 36 F-576 F;
the second material yarns being cotton pile yarns having a thickness of 6 s-40 s.

US Pat. No. 10,434,347

FIRE EXTINGUISHING COMPOSITIONS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A fire extinguishant comprising from about 20% to about 80% by weight of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (transHFO-1233zd) and from about 20% to about 80% by weight of 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pentanone (FK5-1-12), wherein the amount of the transHFO-1233zd and and FKF-1-12 together comprise at least about 80% by weight of the fire extinguishant.