US Pat. No. 10,448,475

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

SILICON TOUCH TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A driving circuit for driving a light emitting diode module, the driving circuit comprising:a control module;
a driving module electrically connected to the control module and the light emitting diode module for providing a plurality of driving signals to drive the light emitting diode module; and
a detecting module electrically connected to the light emitting diode module and the control module, the detecting module detecting a voltage or a current of the light emitting diode module and transmitting a detecting signal corresponding to a voltage change of the voltage or a current change of the current of the light emitting diode module to the control module, wherein the voltage or the current of the light emitting diode module is distorted;
wherein the control module adjusts a rising time interval or a falling time interval of a waveform of at least one driving signal of the driving signals for driving the light emitting diode module to illuminate uniformly at a driving time interval of the at least one driving signal of the plurality of driving signals according to the voltage change of the voltage or the current change of the current of the light emitting diode module, when the light emitting diode module illuminates uniformly, a waveform of an adjusted voltage or an adjusted current of the light emitting diode module is a square wave.

US Pat. No. 10,448,504

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITE MATERIAL

ROGERS GERMANY GMBH, Esc...

1. A method for producing a composite material for a circuit board,wherein the composite material comprises a planar base material having a first side and a second side, to which an additional layer is applied on the first side or the first and second sides via a solder layer, wherein the method comprises:
providing the base material, wherein the base material has a first surface on at least one side;
providing the additional layer and arranging the solder layer between a second surface of the additional layer and the first surface so that when the additional layer is deposited on the first surface, the first surface of the base material is covered by the solder layer in a planar manner, wherein a thickness of the solder layer between the base material and the additional layer is smaller than 12 ?m, and
heating of the base material and of the additional layer arranged on the first surface to at least partially melt the solder layer and connecting the base material to the at least one additional layer;
wherein the arranging the solder layer is realised by roll cladding by first rolling a solder material and the additional layer to produce a cladded additional layer where the solder layer cladded onto the second surface of the additional layer, and second rolling of the cladded additional layer such that the thickness of the solder layer attains less than 12 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,448,515

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE OPTICAL REFLECTIVITY OF A COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY CIRCUITRY AND TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A method for reducing the optical reflectivity of a copper or copper alloy circuitry by depositing thereon a metal layer of palladium or palladium alloy comprising, in this order, the steps of(i) providing a dielectric substrate,
(ii) depositing copper or a copper alloy onto said dielectric substrate with the proviso that said dielectric substrate comprises a plating base when copper or a copper alloy is deposited by electroless (autocatalytic) plating or electroplating, and
(iii) depositing a palladium or palladium alloy layer onto said copper or copper alloy by immersion-type plating and thereby reducing the optical reflectivity of said copper or copper alloy,
wherein the palladium or palladium alloy is deposited in step (iii) from an aqueous plating bath comprising a source for palladium ions, an acid and at least one phosphonate compound, and
wherein by the immersion-type plating the palladium ions are reduced by metallic copper of the deposited copper or copper alloy,
and wherein the copper or copper alloy deposited in step (ii) is structured to form a circuitry either before step (iii) or after step (iii).

US Pat. No. 10,443,389

TURBINE BLADE HAVING IMPROVED FLUTTER CAPABILITY AND INCREASED TURBINE STAGE OUTPUT

1. A turbine blade having an attachment, a neck extending radially outward from the attachment, a platform extending radially outward from the neck, an airfoil extending radially outward from the platform, and a shroud extending radially outward from the airfoil, where the airfoil has an uncoated profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z as set forth in Table 1, carried to three decimal places, wherein Z is a distance measured radially from the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,441,875

LOW LIGHT GAME SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of establishing game play for a capture the flag game in low-light conditions with at least two players, comprising:providing a kit of parts, the kit of parts including:
a number of flags configured to be selectively disposable upon or attachable to a terrain, each of the flags carrying one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) operable to provide a visual signal;
a number of territory markers, each of the territory markers carrying one or more LEDs to provide a visual signal, the territory markers configured to be selectively disposable upon or attachable to the terrain in order to define upon the terrain a game play territory area for each of at least two teams; and
a number of jail markers, each of the jail markers carrying one or more LEDs to provide a visual signal, the jail markers configured to be selectively disposable upon or attachable to the terrain in order to define upon the terrain a game play jail area for each of the at least two teams;
dividing the at least two players into the at least two teams, each team to include one or more players;
assigning one of the flags to each team, each flag having a different LED color;
distributing the territory markers to define a game play territory area for each team;
distributing the jail markers to define a game play jail area for each team within each team's territory area; and
placing the flags within a corresponding team's territory area.

US Pat. No. 10,443,664

SYNCHRONIZATION DEVICE AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD

HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK...

1. A synchronizing device for a transmission, comprising a sliding sleeve which includes an internal toothing with a plurality of sliding sleeve teeth having axial ends, wherein all sliding sleeve teeth have an origin in the same radial plane, and a clutch body of a gear wheel, which has an external toothing with a plurality of clutch body teeth into which the internal toothing of the sliding sleeve can engage, and a synchronizing unit which can block an axial movement of the sliding sleeve, wherein the clutch body teeth are formed without meshing bevel at their axial tooth end close to the sliding sleeve teeth and wherein for all of the sliding sleeve teeth, the axial ends closest to the clutch body end in a single radial plane, wherein, at the axial end closest to the clutch body, at least some of the sliding sleeve teeth have, on exactly one circumferentially facing side at a tooth end, a beveled blocking surface which proceeds from an end face extending in an axial direction, wherein the beveled blocking surfaces on adjacent sliding sleeve teeth are formed on different circumferentially facing sides of the sliding sleeve tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,448,480

LED DRIVER WITH COMPREHENSIVE FAULT PROTECTIONS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. An LED fault detection circuit configured to detect one or more faults of an LED channel comprising one or more LEDs coupled to a drain node of a transistor and a resistor coupled to a source node of the transistor, the circuit comprising:a first fault detection circuit coupled to the source node of the transistor and configured to:
when the LED fault detection circuit is operating in an operating mode, detect an open fault within the one or more LEDs; and
when the LED fault detection circuit is operating in a calibration mode, detect a short fault across the resistor, wherein the LED fault detection circuit is configured to operate in the calibration mode before being configured to operate in the operating mode; and
a second fault detection circuit comprising a comparator, a second transistor, and a current source coupled to a drain node of the second transistor, the second fault detected circuit coupled to the source node of the transistor and configured to detect an open fault across the resistor by, when the second transistor is configured to operate as a closed switch, comparing the voltage at the source node of the transistor to a reference voltage and outputting a fault signal indicating a presence or absence of the open fault across the resistor based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,448,537

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE AND METHOD IN WHICH SAME IS USED, AND LACTAM PRODUCTION METHOD

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A power supply device, provided for a light source device which has a plurality of light-emitting bodies on each of which a large number of light emitting diodes are mounted, an entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies being covered with a cylindrical light transmitting container, said power supply device comprising:a circuit for controlling a current supplied to the entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies;
a control circuit for controlling a current from a power supply source, said control circuit being disposed at a central portion of said light source device;
a cooling means capable of cooling surroundings by channeling a refrigerant, said cooling means being provided on a back side of the entirety of the plurality of the light-emitting bodies;
a heat transfer means connecting said cooling means and said control circuit to each other; and
an insulating means interposed between said heat transfer means and said control circuit at a state in contact with both,whereinthe control circuit is positioned inside the power supply device and surrounded with the plurality of the light-emitting bodies, and
the cooling means cools the control circuit via the heat transfer means and at a same time cools the entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,448,503

COPLANER LED ARRAY AND DRIVER ASSEMBLY

1. In an LED light assembly, an LED array mounted in a space efficient manner against a heat sink, the assembly comprising: an LED array on a heat conducting substrate, a printed circuit board (PCB) with a central opening sized to receive the LED array, the PCB having pairs of slits extending into the board from the central opening, so as to form a plurality of cantilevered spring arms in the board, some of the spring arms including PCB electrical contacts positioned to press down against the LED's heat conducting substrate when the LED array is assembled against the back side of the printed circuit board, and the heat conducting substrate of the LED array having mating LED electrical contacts in position to be engaged with the PCB electrical contacts, a heat sink plate assembled behind the LED array such that a back side of the heat conducting substrate of the LED array is pressed against the heat sink plate, and the printed circuit board being secured to the heat sink plate by fasteners such that the spring arms are deflected and push down on the heat conducting substrate of the LED array, to make both electrical contact with the LED array and heat transfer contact of the LED heat conducting substrate with the heat sink plate, thereby providing a compact, efficient retention assembly for the LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,448,492

PORTABLE GRADIENT CONTROL MAT

Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg...

1. A portable gradient control mat in combination with energized equipment for supporting persons that are performing work on the energized equipment; the mat comprising:two panels formed of conductive material and defining respective upper supporting surfaces which are rigid, the upper supporting surfaces being adapted to support said persons standing on the upper supporting surfaces of the panels;
a hinge mechanically coupling the two panels relative to one another such that the panels are pivotal between a working position in which the panels are substantially coplanar with one another and a stored position in which the panels are stacked adjacent one another;
a flexible conductor which is joined between the two panels to define a conductive pathway between the two panels such that the conductive material of the panels is in conductive communication with one another independently of the hinge;
a conductive cable operatively connected between the conductive material of the panels and the energized equipment such that the upper supporting surfaces of the panels define an equipotential zone in relation to the energized equipment; and
a locking assembly operatively connected to the panels so as to be movable between a locked condition in which the panels are retained in the working position and in which the panels are substantially coplanar with one another and a released condition in which the panels are freely pivotal between the working position and the stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,448,422

UPLINK GRANT DETECTION FOR PARTIAL TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to transmit an Enhanced Absolute Grant Channel (E-AGCH) message to at least one user equipment, wherein the E-AGCH message comprises an indication of one of a first type grant or a second type grant indicating whether a grant is susceptible to grant detection, wherein the first type of grant is considered susceptible to grant detection, and wherein the second type of grant is considered not susceptible to grant detection, wherein, when the E-AGCH message comprises the indication of the first type of grant and the at least one user equipment detects an E-AGCH transmission to another user equipment, the at least one user equipment changes the grant to zero grant or inactive grant.

US Pat. No. 10,444,023

MOBILE DEVICE FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing an Autonomous Vehicle Enhancement System (AVES) application comprising a set of computer executable instructions configured to be executed by a processor of a user mobile device to provide a user with transportation network services, where the AVES application, when executed by the processor of the user mobile device, causes the user mobile device to:prompt the user to provide a user ID;
communicate with an AVES Central Operations Center (COC) to authenticate the user ID;
receive a trip request including pickup location, pickup date/time, destination location, and any intermediate stop location(s);
send the trip request to the AVES COC;
receive a unique trip ID for the trip request and a description of an autonomous vehicle selected to fulfill the trip request;
transmit a signal encoded with the unique trip ID for the selected autonomous vehicle to locate, track and drive toward the user mobile device;
sense a signal encoded with the unique trip ID that is transmitted by the selected autonomous vehicle;
activate a video camera on the user mobile device; and
identify the selected autonomous vehicle transmitting the signal encoded with the unique trip ID on images captured by the video camera.

US Pat. No. 10,448,474

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A LED lighting system comprising:a power supply that includes a plurality of drivers and that is configured to receive one of at least two different AC voltage inputs;
wherein a driver of the plurality of drivers is configured to be connected to at least one LED circuit;
wherein the at least one LED circuit includes a plurality of LEDs connected in series or parallel;
wherein the power supply has an input for receiving an AC voltage and frequency from an AC power source to provide power to the at least one of the plurality of drivers;
wherein the driver is configured to output both power and data on a transmission line; and
a controller for controlling when an output of the driver provides power to the at least one LED circuit and when the output provides data to the at least one LED circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,448,451

EMERGENCY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCORPORATING INTEGRAL PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO BRIDGING CAPABILITY

SAFECOM 911, INC., Cente...

1. A communication system especially adapted for facilitating emergency communications between communication endpoints having incompatible radios operating on distinct frequencies, the endpoints including at least one public safety radio associated with a communication endpoint and at least one local radio associated with another communication endpoint, said system comprising:at least one pre-programmed digital radio operating on a different channel or frequency than said at least one public safety radio and said at least one local radio;
a radio bridge for facilitating direct radio communications between said at least one public safety radio and said local radio, said radio bridge including hardware enabling connection between the radios, said bridge communicating with a communications server to receive activation and deactivation instructions sent from an authorized user, said instructions being sent as Internet Protocol (IP) packets over an IP communications network;
a digital radio module incorporated with said radio bridge, said module providing a capability to control said radio bridge by a radio frequency (RF) signal received from said at least one pre-programmed digital radio;
computer coded instructions associated with a computer processor of the system to selectively control and monitor the system to include (i) activation and deactivation of said radio bridge to prevent activation and deactivation control at said communication endpoint associated with the at least one local radio, and (ii) production of visual displays for a user that include an indication of whether a radio bridge has been activated or deactivated by said at least one pre-programmed digital radio.

US Pat. No. 10,448,448

TERMINAL DEVICE THAT STOPS AN UPLINK TRANSMISSION AFTER CONSIDERING A TIMER AS BEING EXPIRED, BASE STATION DEVICE THAT CONSIDERS AN UPLINK TRANSMISSION STOPPED AFTER CONSIDERING A TIMER AS BEING EXPIRED, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device in a dual connectivity, the terminal device comprising:transmission circuitry configured to perform a transmission of a physical uplink shared channel as an uplink transmission, and
control circuitry, wherein
the control circuitry is configured to consider that a timer for a secondary timing advance group of a secondary cell group as expired, and stop the uplink transmission of the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group:
in a first case where a difference between an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including a primary cell of a master cell group and an uplink transmission timing for the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group exceeds a maximum transmission timing difference, or
in a second case that a difference between an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including a primary secondary cell of the secondary cell group and an uplink transmission timing for the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group exceeds the maximum transmission timing difference.

US Pat. No. 10,448,430

GROUP BASED RANDOM ACCESS METHOD DEVICE AND SYSTEM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A random access method, comprising:sending, by a first User Equipment (UE) in a UE group, a preamble to an evolved Node B (eNB) over a time-frequency resource, the time-frequency resource comprising a time domain resource and a frequency domain resource;
monitoring, by at least one of the first UE or a second UE in the UE group, a Random Access Response (RAR) corresponding to the preamble and sent by the eNB, wherein the first UE is at least one UE in the UE group, and the second UE is all or some UEs in the UE group; and
after monitoring, by at least one of the first UE or the second UE, the RAR corresponding to the preamble and sent by the eNB:
sending, by at least one of the first UE or the second UE, a message 3 according to a Uplink (UL) grant allocated thereto, wherein the message 3 comprises a number of UEs having random access requests in the UE group or a number of UEs contained in the UE group or a pre-set UE number.

US Pat. No. 10,448,514

METHOD FOR THE ELECTRICAL PASSIVATION OF ELECTRODE ARRAYS AND/OR CONDUCTIVE PATHS IN GENERAL, AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING STRETCHABLE ELECTRODE ARRAYS AND/OR STRETCHABLE CONDUCTIVE PATHS IN GENERAL

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method for encapsulating a conductive path formed on a support carrier, said method comprising:forming an encapsulation layer on a substrate, wherein said substrate comprises a transparent carrier;
forming at least one through via through said encapsulation layer;
aligning said at least one through via with a predefined portion of said conductive path;
reciprocally bonding said encapsulation layer and said support carrier;
comprising removing said transparent carrier once said encapsulation layer and said support carrier have been reciprocally bonded;
forming a silicone rubber layer on said transparent carrier;
forming said encapsulation layer on said silicone rubber layer; and
peeling off said silicone rubber layer from said encapsulation layer once said encapsulation layer has been bonded to said support carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,448,550

TOOL SEARCHING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A tool searching device, which is used when gripping a leaded component and mounting the leaded component on a board by using a tool formed from multiple configuration members, for searching for the configuration member or a combination of the configuration members appropriate for gripping or mounting the leaded component on the board, the tool searching device comprising:a memory section configured to memorize multiple configuration member information related to each of the multiple configuration members, linked to size-related information that relates to a size of a component main body of the leaded component or lead-related information that relates to a lead of the leaded component;
an acquiring section configured to acquire the size-related information or the lead-related information;
a search section configured to search the configuration member or the combination of the configuration members from the memory section using the acquired size-related information or the acquired lead-related information as a search term; and
an output section configured to output a search result.

US Pat. No. 10,448,519

METHOD OF MASKING AND DE-MASKING

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method of masking a feature of a substrate using a fixture, comprising:removably coupling a fixture to a first side of the feature of the substrate, the fixture comprising walls configured to abut sides of the feature and extend beyond a top surface of the feature when the fixture is removably coupled to the first side, wherein the walls of the fixture extend through apertures of the substrate when the fixture is coupled to the first side of the feature of the substrate;
applying a masking material to the top surface of the feature while the fixture is removably coupled to the first side of the feature;
removably coupling the fixture to a second side of the feature, the second side opposing the first side, the walls of the fixture configured to abut the sides of the feature and extend beyond a bottom surface of the feature when the fixture is removably coupled to the second side; and
applying the masking material to the bottom surface of the feature while the fixture is removably coupled to the second side of the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,448,393

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENABLING PROVISION OF AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a base station, one or more parameters defining a new special subframe configuration associated with downlink communications, the new special subframe configuration is generated in addition to another special subframe configuration, the new special subframe configuration comprising information indicating a plurality of downlink symbols that exceed a number of downlink symbols of the other special subframe configuration; and
transmitting, from the base station, a message to one or more communication devices, wherein
the message includes the one or more parameters to enable at least a first subset of the one or more communication devices to detect the new special subframe configuration, and
the message enables a second subset of the one or more communication devices to detect and utilize the other special subframe configuration in an instance that the second subset of the communication devices are not capable of reading the new special subframe configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,448,458

ELECTRIC HEATERS WITH LOW DRIFT RESISTANCE FEEDBACK

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A heater system comprising:a plurality of resistive elements with a high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of at least 1,000 ppm such that each of the resistive elements function as a heater and as a temperature sensor, the plurality of resistive elements being a material having greater than about 95% nickel;
a heater control module including a two-wire controller with a power control module that compares a measured resistance value of at least one of the resistive elements against a reference temperature to adjust for resistance drift over time such that a temperature drift of the at least one resistive element is less than about 1% over a temperature range of about 500° C.-1,000° C.; and
a control system having a plurality of power nodes, wherein each resistive element is connected between a first power node and a second power node of the plurality of power nodes, each resistive element is connected with an addressable switch configured to activate and deactivate the resistive element, and each resistive element is independently controlled by the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,448,538

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR COOLING WIRELESS ROUTERS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A wireless router comprising:an enclosure;
an antenna;
a printed circuit board assembly;
a radiative heat sink disposed between the antenna and the printed circuit board assembly within the wireless router such that the radiative heat sink is configured to shield the antenna from spurious emissions generated by the printed circuit board assembly; and
a fan disposed at a center of the radiative heat sink such that the fan is configured to cool the wireless router by circulating air within the enclosure rather than pushing air through venting in the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,448,487

DRIVER MODULE FOR POWERING A LIGHT SOURCE AND A FURTHER MODULE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light fixture comprising a light source, a driver module and a sensor module, the driver module comprising:a driver arranged for powering the light source,
a driver module enclosure, at least partially encapsulating the driver, having at least one ingress protecting surface area and arranged for providing ingress protection for at least the driver,
a power input terminal, electrically coupled to the driver, arranged for receiving an input power from the light fixture, a power output terminal, electrically coupled to the driver, arranged for providing a first output power to the light source through conductive power transfer,
a wireless power transmitter circuit arranged for wirelessly transferring a second output power through a part of the ingress protecting surface area to the sensor module, thereby providing operating power to the sensor module;
an intra-module communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly transmitting data between the driver and the sensor module;
a communications module, the communications module including,
a module-to-device communications circuit, arranged for communicating with a device external to the light fixture,
a communications module enclosure, at least partially encapsulating the module-to-device communications circuit, having at least one ingress protecting surface area and arranged for providing ingress protection for at least the module-to-device communications circuit,
a wireless power receiver circuit, electrically coupled to the module-to-device communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly receiving power from the driver module; and
a first communications module intra module communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly transmitting data between the communications module and the driver module;
a communications module wireless power transmitter circuit arranged for wirelessly transmitting an output power through the surface area of the communications module enclosure to a sensor module; and
a second communications module intramodule communications circuit, arranged for transmitting data between the module-to-device communications circuit and the sensor module.

US Pat. No. 10,448,517

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT CABLE ATTACHMENT

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A method for flexible circuit cable attachment, the method comprising:bonding a plurality of gold bumps to each interconnection pad of a plurality of interconnection pads on a substrate to create columns at each interconnection pad;
dispensing a bonding material on a first flexible circuit cable;
aligning and forcibly pressing the substrate and the first flexible circuit cable together, wherein the column restricts dispersion of the bonding material;
applying a first set of predetermined levels of heat to promote the bonding material to bond between the substrate and the first flexible circuit cable;
bending a second flexible circuit cable with respect to the first flexible circuit cable;
bonding another plurality of gold bumps to each interconnection pad of another plurality of interconnection pads on the substrate to create columns at each interconnection pad;
dispensing a bonding material on the second flexible circuit cable;
aligning and forcibly pressing the substrate and the second flexible circuit cable together; and
applying a second set of predetermined levels of heat to promote the bonding material to bond between the substrate and the second flexible circuit cable.

US Pat. No. 10,448,473

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver for controlling an intensity of an LED light source, the LED driver comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source, the LED drive circuit including a controllable-impedance circuit adapted to conduct the load current through the LED light source; and
a control circuit operatively coupled to the controllable-impedance circuit of the LED drive circuit to control the intensity of the LED light source to a target intensity, the control circuit configured to control the controllable-impedance circuit to adjust a peak magnitude of the load current, the control circuit configured to control a duty cycle of the load current to adjust an average magnitude of the load current;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the intensity of the LED light source by maintaining a frequency of the load current constant and adjusting an on time of the load current when the target intensity is above a predetermined threshold, and maintaining the on time of the load current constant and adjusting the frequency of the load current when the target intensity is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,448,546

NOISE SUPPRESSION SHEET

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A noise suppression sheet comprising:a resin layer;
a non-magnetic metal layer; and
a metal magnetic layerin this order, whereinthe resin layer comprises an electroless plating catalyst and a resin, and the non-magnetic metal layer is a non-magnetic metal plating layer, and
the resin layer includes a mixed region formed from a surface of the resin layer on the non-magnetic metal layer side toward an inside of the resin layer, and contains a metal constituting the non-magnetic metal layer and the electroless plating catalyst incorporated inside the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,448,539

SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLIES FOR COOLING SERVER RACKS

INERTECH IP LLC, Plano, ...

6. A cooling assembly for cooling server racks comprising: a server rack enclosure sub-assembly comprising:a plurality panel members defining a volume for receiving at most two server racks having a front portion and a rear portion, at least one of the plurality of panel members being a rear panel member and at least two of the plurality of panel members being side panel members: and
at least one frame member defining an opening for receiving the rear portion of the at most two server racks to form a hot space between the rear panel member, the side panel members, and a combination of the at least one frame member and the rear portion of the at most two server racks; and
a cooling sub-assembly disposed over and in thermal communication with the hot space to enable cooling of at least one server supported in the at most two server racks, the cooling sub-assembly comprising a set of one or more structural members configured and disposed to support at least one heat exchange member to enable the thermal communication with the at least one server rack enclosure sub-assembly for the cooling of the at least one server, the at least one heat exchange member configured to exchange heat between a first fluid flowing through the at least one heat exchange member and a second fluid flowing through the hot space that has been heated by the at least one server,
wherein the set of one or more structural members is configured and disposed to support a plurality of fans which are (a) in fluid communication with the at least one heat exchange member to enable the cooling of the at least one server and (b) disposed to draw the second fluid flowing in the hot space through the at least one heat exchange member and over a top of the cooling sub-assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,448,533

HOLDER FOR FLAT, APPROXIMATELY RECTANGULAR DEVICES SUCH AS TABLET COMPUTERS OR SMARTPHONES

Kinetix AG, Chur (CH)

1. A holder for detachably fastening of a device to a component, the holder comprises:a holding mechanism for detachably holding the device and a fastening element that is connected to the holding mechanism to connect the holder with the component, wherein a rotary bearing is provided that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein the rotary bearing is connected to the holding mechanism, and wherein a pivot bearing is provided which is connected to the rotary bearing and which is connected to the fastening element, wherein the rotary bearing comprises
a first rotary bearing portion connected to the holding mechanism and a second rotary bearing portion connected to the fastening element, wherein locking elements are provided on the rotary bearing perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the rotary bearing, the locking elements being displaceable between a radial inner locking position and a radial outer release position, wherein in the release position the first rotary bearing portion is rotatable in relation to the second rotary bearing portion and wherein in the locking position the first rotary bearing portion is fixed in relation to the second rotary bearing portion, wherein an annular spring is provided which is designed and arranged such that the locking elements are pre-stressed in a radially inward direction into the locking position by the annular spring, wherein
said locking elements include at least two locking portions,
said at least two locking portions at least partially engage into locking groves when in the locking position,
said at least two locking portions include at least a first locking portion and a second locking portion,
said first locking portion and said second locking portion are both located in a circumferential direction with respect to said axis of rotation of the rotary bearing, and
said first locking portion and said second locking portion are located at different locations along said circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,465

MULTI-LINE MICROWAVE HEATING SYSTEM WITH OPTIMIZED LAUNCHER CONFIGURATION

915 Labs, LLC, Centennia...

1. A microwave system for heating a plurality of articles, said microwave system comprising:a conveyance system for transporting articles in a convey direction along a first convey line and a second convey line, said first convey line and said second convey line being laterally spaced and substantially parallel;
a first group of spaced apart microwave launchers positioned on one side of said first convey line and configured to direct microwave energy toward said articles when said articles are in said first convey line; and
a second group of spaced apart microwave launchers positioned on a same side of said second convey line and configured to direct microwave energy toward said articles when said articles are in said second convey line,
wherein each launcher of said first and second groups of launchers comprises a pair of sidewalls extending substantially parallel to said convey direction,
wherein each sidewall of said pair of sidewalls of each launcher of said first and second groups of launchers are spaced from each sidewall of said pair of sidewalls of every other launcher of said first and second groups of launchers,
wherein said first and second groups of launchers are staggered relative to one another in said convey direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,551

COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter comprising:a nozzle section held in a nozzle holder to be vertically movable and biased downwards by a biasing means, the nozzle section having a height position reference section for which image recognition is possible provided on an outer circumference of the nozzle section;
a camera configured to capture a side view image of a component held on a lower end of the nozzle section;
an image processing device configured to determine whether a pickup orientation of the component is acceptable by processing the side view image;
wherein
both the component held on the lower end of the nozzle section and the height position reference section are caused to enter a field of view of the camera,
the camera captures a side view image of an area around the lower end of the nozzle section,
the side view image including the component and the height position reference section, and
the image processing device processes the side view image, recognizes the height position reference section and a height position of a lower end of the component, measures a first height difference from the height position reference section to the lower end of the component, calculates a height dimension of the component based on a difference between the first height difference and a specification data of the nozzle section including a second height difference between the height position reference section and the lower end of the nozzle section, determines that a pickup orientation of the component is acceptable when the calculated height dimension of the component matches a predetermined value, determines that the pickup orientation of the component is incorrect when the calculated height dimension of the component does not match the predetermined value and is greater than zero, determines that a pickup error has occurred when the calculated height dimension of the component is equal to zero, and determines that there is a problem with the nozzle section when the calculated height dimension of the component is less than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,448,542

SERVER RACK-DEDICATED VERTICAL VORTEX AIRFLOW SERVER COOLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:creating, by a vortex-producing fan controller using a variable-speed vortex-producing fan situated above a server rack, a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack and that draws the cooled air up through the server rack in a helical pattern;
measuring, using readings from a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack, an input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan; and
adjusting, responsive to changes in the input air temperature of the air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan, a speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled within the helical airflow up through the server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,448,407

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION ENHANCEMENT IN HETNETS THROUGH COORDINATED SIMO/MIMO INTERFERENCE CODES

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method for suppressing interference in a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) including at least one base station serving the at least one User Equipment (UE) and a plurality of neighbor base stations, the method comprising:sharing at least one parameter, which comprises at least one of a base station identifier, a power level, a number of spatial multiplexing data streams, MIMO mode, a modulation type used in at least one resource block, a coding rate, a pilot location, a time-frequency resource and a pilot type of at least one interferer to the at least one UE, associated with the at least one base station serving the at least one UE and the plurality of neighbor base stations in the HetNet;
determining whether the at least one UE is experiencing interference from the at least one neighbor base station based on the at least one parameter;
determining a transmission mode of the at least one base station serving the at least one UE, and of the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE, wherein the at least one base station serving the at least one UE uses a Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission mode along with spatial multiplexing and the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE uses a Single-Input and Multiple-Output (SIMO) transmission mode; and
configuring a transmission format for the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE and for the at least one base station serving the at least one UE in the HetNet based on the transmission mode, said configured transmission format facilitating suppression of a level of interference experienced by the at least one UE.

US Pat. No. 10,448,540

ULTRATHIN HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A heat dissipation structure comprising:a copper clad sheet comprising a plurality of containing grooves and a plurality of ribs round each containing groove, each of the plurality of containing grooves formed by stamping, the copper clad sheet comprising an insulation layer and a copper clad layer attached on the insulation layer, wherein a surface of the copper clad layer facing away from the insulation layer forms an inner surface of the plurality of containing grooves, the insulation layer follows a contour of the copper clad layer and has a same shape as that of the copper clad layer;
a plurality of bond blocks arranged on the ribs;
a cover being fixed on the copper clad sheet with the containing groove using the bond blocks, the cover sealing the plurality of containing grooves to form a plurality of a sealed cavities; and
a phase-change material contained in the sealed cavity and configured to absorb and transfer out heat generated by components.

US Pat. No. 10,448,506

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IT

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

1. A wiring substrate comprising:an electrical insulator layer,
a first conductor layer formed on a first surface of the electrical insulator layer,
a second conductor layer formed on a second surface opposite from the first surface of the electrical insulator layer, and
a plating layer formed on an inner wall surface of a hole which opens from the first conductor layer through the second conductor layer,
wherein the electrical insulator layer has a heat resistant resin layer containing a heat resistant resin and a resin powder,
the resin powder is formed from a resin material containing a melt-formable fluororesin having at least one type of functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group,
the content of the resin powder is from 5 to 70 mass % to the heat resistant resin layer, and
the electrical insulator layer has a dielectric constant of from 2.0 to 3.5.

US Pat. No. 10,448,436

MULTI-EGRESS BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing backhaul capacity in an ad-hoc mesh network, comprising:attaching, at a first multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) base station that is a node of an ad-hoc mesh network, to a macro cell;
measuring, at the first multi-RAT base station, at least one of a backhaul signal quality with the macro cell and a throughput to the macro cell;
reporting, from the first multi-RAT base station to a coordinating node, information comprising at least two of: a signal quality parameter, a physical position of the first multi-RAT base station, a cell identifier of the macro cell, and the measured throughput;
receiving, at the first multi-RAT base station, an instruction to advertise a backhaul connection from the first-RAT base station to the macro cell to other nodes in the ad-hoc mesh network, thereby providing an increase in overall backhaul capacity of the ad-hoc mesh network;
and
subsequently adjusting backhaul capacity by adding or removing additional backhaul connections to or from the ad-hoc mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,447,961

LUMINANCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE DISPLAYS

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions configured to cause the processor to:
obtain characteristics of a HDR display;
obtain luminance values of a video stream;
determine a luminance increase if a luminance of a current frame of the video stream exceeds a luminance change when compared to a luminance of a previous frame within a time window;
reduce the luminance values of the current frame according to said determined luminance increase and to the characteristics of the HDR display; and
determine a modified frame base on the reduced luminance values.

US Pat. No. 10,448,549

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device comprising:a loader capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state, each of the plurality of stick cases capable of accommodating a plurality of electronic components;
a component supply position from which the plurality of electronic components can be picked up by a mounting head;
a component transporter that moves at least one of the plurality of electronic components out from one of the plurality of stick cases and to the component supply position; and
a stick case detector that detects a presence or absence of at least one of the plurality of stick cases in the loader.

US Pat. No. 10,448,544

SELF-COOLED DRAWOUT POWER MODULE WITH ISOLATED THERMOSIPHON HEAT EXCHANGER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. An outdoor drive comprising: a cabinet with an air intake and an air outlet in fluid communication with an interior space of said cabinet, wherein said cabinet is configured to receive a power module within said interior space, and wherein said power module comprises: a lower chamber containing electronic components, an environmentally sealable upper chamber containing a first opening configured to receive air from said air intake, a second opening configured to allow air to exit through said air outlet, a heatsink thermally coupled to said electronic components in said lower chamber; a fan capable of circulating air from said air intake over said heat sink and out said air outlet, and a module securing arm capable of securing said first and second openings of said environmentally sealable upper chamber with said air inlet and said air outlet; a support tray hingedly connected to said cabinet wherein said support tray comprises guide tracks for sliding said power module into said interior space of said cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,448,543

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server rack thermosiphon system, comprising:a plurality of evaporators, each evaporator comprising a thermal interface for one or more heat-generating server rack devices, the thermal interface configured to conductively receive heat from the one or more heat-generating server rack devices;
a single condenser mounted on a top structure of a server rack, the single condenser comprising a fluid-cooled heat transfer module, the single condenser fluidly coupled to the plurality of evaporators;
a liquid conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid from the condenser to the evaporators;
a vapor conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a mixed phase of the working fluid from the evaporators to the condenser; and
a plurality of fluid disconnects that directly couple the liquid conduit to the evaporators, at least one of the fluid disconnects comprising an adjustable orifice configured to meter an adjustable amount of the liquid phase of the working fluid to at least one of the evaporators based on an amount of heat transferred from the one or more heat-generating server rack devices, through the thermal interface, and to the evaporator, wherein
the vapor conduit is separate and independent of the liquid conduit, and
each of the evaporators is thermally coupled to one or more heat-generating devices mounted on a server board of a plurality of server boards in the server rack such that there are at least two evaporators thermally coupled to respective heat-generating devices mounted in each server board.

US Pat. No. 10,448,505

WIRING BOARD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-PATTERN WIRING BOARD

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A wiring board, comprising: a pair of main surfaces arranged in a thickness direction; an outer peripheral surface disposed along outer peripheries of the pair of main surfaces between the pair of main surfaces, the outer peripheral surface including: a far end surface at respective ends of the pair of main surfaces in a first direction, the far end surface including two opposing sides, and a pair of side surfaces respectively connected to the two opposing sides of the far end surface; a pair of recessed surfaces recessed to an inside of the wiring board in a plan view, the pair of recessed surfaces being formed in portions connecting the far end surface to the pair of side surfaces; an outer peripheral electroconductive layer disposed over the entirety of the far end surface and at least an area extending from the far end surface to the pair of recessed surfaces  a rear end surface having a dimension larger than a dimension of the far end surface: a thin portion surrounded by, in the plan view, the pair of recessed surfaces and the far end surface, the thin portion having a thickness smaller than a thickness of an area of the wiring board opposite to the far end surface: and a thinner-side electroconductive layer electrically connected to the outer peripheral electroconductive layer at the tin portion; further comprising a main-surface electroconductive layer on each of the pair of main surfaces, the main-surface electroconductive layer being electrically connected to the outer peripheral electroconductive layer over the far end surface and the pair of recessed surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,448,485

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTONOMOUS RESTORE POINT CREATION AND RESTORATION FOR LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for managing environmental conditions comprising:detecting a change in occupancy status in a zone based on a sensor input;
initiating a time period in response to the detecting;
monitoring the occupancy status during the time period; and
if the occupancy status is altered during said time period, terminating said time period and maintaining first environmental conditions, and
if the occupancy status is maintained for an entirety of the time period, altering the first environmental conditions to form second environmental conditions,
wherein the occupancy status is a first occupancy status, the zone is a first zone and the sensor input is a first sensor input, and wherein the method further comprises:
prior to said detecting, detecting a change in second occupancy status in a second zone, which is larger than said first zone and includes said first zone, based on a second sensor input;
in response to detecting the change in said second occupancy status, altering an output of at least one device to implement the first environmental conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,448,478

LED STRIP, LED LUMINAIRE, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting assembly for emitting substantially white light of a controllable correlated color temperature, the lighting assembly comprising:a plurality of groups of light sources, wherein, each group comprises a first light source, a second light source and a third light source,
said first light sources are for emitting a first light having a first color point and a first correlated color temperature, the first color point being within 7 SDCM from a black body line, the first correlated color temperature being larger than 5000 Kelvin,
said second light sources are for emitting a second light having a second color point and a second correlated color temperature, the second color point being within 7 SDCM from the black body line, the second correlated color temperature being smaller than 2250 Kelvin, and
said third light sources are for emitting a greenish light, the greenish light having a third color point in the CIE 1931 XYZ color space within an intersection of half spaces y>=1.04 x and y>=?0.0694x+0.4525, each third light source being capable of emitting a specific maximum flux of light under predefined standard operation conditions, the specific maximum flux of each individual third light source maximally deviates 35% from an average maximum flux under the predefined standard operation conditions of all third light sources of the plurality of groups and the specific maximum flux of at least one of the third light sources deviates more than 10% from the average maximum flux under the predefined standard operation conditions of all third light sources of the plurality of groups; and
a controller configured to generate a first control signal for controlling the first light sources, a second control signal for controlling the second light sources and a third control signal for controlling the third light sources, the first control signal, the second control signal and the third control signal control an amount of light to be emitted by said first light sources, said second light sources and said third light sources, respectively,
the controller further configured to generate said respective control signals to obtain, in use, a combined light emission comprising the first light, the second light and the greenish light, the combined light emission having a controllable color point close to the black body line.

US Pat. No. 10,448,395

METHOD OF RADIO COMMUNICATION IN A SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF COMMUNICATING MODULES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method of radio communication in a system comprising a plurality of communicating modules, each communicating module being able to obtain at least one measured physical value and to transmit a message encapsulating said at least one measured physical value to a hub device according to a given radio communication protocol, the sending of the message being performed during a communication time interval, defined by a start instant and an end instant, a waiting time separating two successive communication time intervals of one and the same communicating module:wherein each communicating module of the plurality of communicating modules, the waiting time is calculated as a function of an updated counter of said communicating module as a function of a receipt of an acknowledgement message originating from the hub device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,548

INSPECTION APPARATUS, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting system, which includes a mounting apparatus that includes a mounting nozzle mounting a component on a board and a moving mechanism moving the mounting nozzle in a horizontal direction, and which includes an inspection apparatus that inspects the board on which the component is mounted, the system comprising:a management computer having a management controller which executes:
a determining unit that compares a detected positional deviation amounted from inspection information that is detected by a detecting unit in the inspection apparatus with a predetermined first range to determine whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within the predetermined first range;
a correction amount calculator that calculates a correction amount for causing the mounting apparatus to mount the component on the board while correcting a mounting position based on the detected positional deviation amount; and
a determination unit that determines whether to cause the mounting apparatus to correct the mounting position based on the calculated correction amount,
wherein, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is not satisfied, the determination unit correct the mounting position which is performed by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount,
wherein, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends correction of the mounting position which is performed by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount, and
wherein the predetermined condition is any of,
a condition that the detected positional deviation amount in bigger than a predetermined second range which is smaller than the first range,
a condition that a detected component size which is included in the inspection information falls outside a predetermined size range, and
a condition that a direction of the positional deviation amount which is detected after the component is mounted with the mounting position being corrected by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount, is the same as a direction of the positional deviation amount which is detected before the correction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,547

SHIELDED ELECTRICAL CABLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A shielded electrical cable comprising:a conductor set including one or more substantially parallel longitudinal insulated conductors and a drain conductor, each insulated conductor comprising a central conductor surrounded by an insulating material having an insulation thickness;
a shielding film disposed around the conductor set;two non-conductive polymeric layers disposed around the conductor set and including concentric portions substantially concentric with at least one conductor in the conductor set, and parallel portions wherein the two non-conductive polymeric layers are substantially parallel to each other; andan adhesive layer disposed between the two non-conductive polymeric layers and bonding the concentric portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to the conductor set and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to each other; and
a transition portion providing a gradual transition between the concentric portions and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers, the transition portion defined as an area between first transition points where the two polymeric layers deviate from being substantially concentric with the at least one of the conductors and second transition points where the two polymeric layers deviate from being substantially parallel to each other, wherein a length between the first transition points is less than the insulation thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,448,489

MOTION SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING IR LIGHTING

A9.Com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a camera;
a light source;
a motion sensor;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving an output from the motion sensor, the output indicating possible motion of an object;
after receiving the output, causing the camera to generate image data representing one or more images;
causing the light source to illuminate an area during a time period when the camera is generating the image data; and
transmitting, using the wireless communication interface, the image data representing the one or more images to one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,479

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
two external connection terminals coupled to the lamp tube;
a first rectifying circuit comprising diodes and connected to the two external connection terminals, wherein the two external connection terminals are for receiving an external driving signal and the first rectifying circuit is for rectifying the input external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
an LED module comprising LEDs for emitting light, the LED module configured to be driven based on the rectified signal;
a driving circuit coupled between the first rectifying circuit and the LED module, and configured to drive the LED module; and
a delay-control circuit coupled to the first rectifying circuit and comprising a control circuit and a switch, wherein the delay-control circuit is configured to receive the rectified signal and the control circuit is configured to control current conduction or cutoff of the switch depending on a driving signal derived from the rectified signal and received by the control circuit,
wherein when the external driving signal is a low frequency signal, the delay-control circuit is configured to cause the rectified signal to be used by the driving circuit for driving the LED module to emit light, depending on a property of the rectified signal, and
wherein following a first pre-set delay period after the low frequency external driving signal is input, throughout a subsequent second time period, when the control circuit determines that a voltage level of the received rectified signal has remained lower than a determination level, the control circuit controls the switch to be in a cutoff state preventing the LED module from emitting light,
wherein the delay-control circuit comprises a passive component string connected to the control circuit to provide an operation signal, and the first pre-set delay period is determined by an RC time constant of the passive component string, and
wherein the operation signal is a continuous signal without processing by an active component.

US Pat. No. 10,448,467

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING WAVE-BASED LIGHTING EFFICIENCIES

Earth Star Solutions, LLC...

1. A method for providing wave-based lighting efficiencies, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, data related to an alternating current (AC) waveform, wherein the AC waveform is configured to power a plurality of loads, wherein each of the plurality of loads has a respective voltage rating;
determining, by the computing device, a first subset voltage rating for a first subset of the plurality of loads;
determining, by the computing device, a first position in the AC waveform to be used to create a first voltage step with a first step voltage applied to the AC waveform, wherein the first step voltage corresponds with the first subset voltage rating;
creating, by the computing device, the first voltage step for application on the AC waveform; and
applying, by the computing device, the AC waveform at the first voltage step to the first subset of the plurality of loads.

US Pat. No. 10,448,169

SOUND PRODUCING DEVICE

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

1. A sound producing device comprising:a diaphragm;
an armature extending parallel to the diaphragm;
a coil having a wire wound around the armature in multiple turns;
a plurality of magnets facing the armature;
a yoke supporting the plurality of magnets;
a transmitting body configured to transmit a vibration of the armature to the diaphragm;
a driving-side frame including a first plane surface on which the armature, the coil, and the yoke supporting the plurality of magnets are attached;
a vibration-side frame including an opening in which the diaphragm is vibratably supported, the vibration-side frame having a surface that is joined surface to surface to a second plane surface of the driving-side frame, the second plane surface being on an opposite side of the driving-side frame from the first plane surface such that the driving-side frame and the vibration-side frame are placed one over another; and
a first case and a second case that are fixed to the first plane surface and the second plane surface, respectively, of the driving-side frame such that the driving-side frame is held between the first case and the second case.

US Pat. No. 10,447,071

BACKUP POWER SOURCE ASSEMBLY, LAMP ASSEMBLY, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND INSTALLING METHOD THEREOF

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A lighting assembly, comprising:a lighting element for providing with light source;
a driving element, connecting with a backup power source assembly, for controlling the backup power source to provide power source to the lighting element;
at least one electrical connector configured to connect with the first driving element so as to form a quick connection between the driving element and a backup power source assembly;
a mounting base having a pre-drilled hole for allowing a testing switch to pass through therein.

US Pat. No. 10,447,036

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE TO A BROADCAST CONTROLLER

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control system comprising:a plurality of wireless transmitters configured to transmit wireless signals;
a plurality of load control devices, each of the plurality of load control devise adapted to control at least one respective electrical load, the plurality of load control devices including a first load control device that is configurable to be responsive to wireless signals transmitted by one or more of the plurality of wireless transmitters by controlling the respective electrical load based on the wireless signals received from the one or more wireless transmitters; and
a controller configured to enter an association mode, and while in the association mode:
receive a first digital message from the first load control device, the first digital message including a unique identifier of the first load control device;
subsequent to receiving the first digital message, receive a second digital message from the first load control device, wherein the first load control device is configured to include in the second digital message a unique identifier of a first one of the plurality of wireless transmitters when the first load control device has been configured to be responsive to wireless signals transmitted by the first one of the wireless transmitters; and
associate the first load control device with the controller such that the first load control device is responsive to wireless signals transmitted from the controller to the first load control device.

US Pat. No. 10,443,555

VALVE ARRANGEMENT AND A HIGH PRESSURE PUMP FOR A FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CPT Group GmbH, Hannover...

1. A valve arrangement for a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, comprising:a valve disk including at least one valve opening arranged in the valve disk, wherein the valve opening fluidly connects to one another a first valve disk side and a second valve disk side situated opposite the first valve disk side, which first and second valve disk sides are separated from one another by the valve disk,
a deformable valve sheet which is movable along a movement direction and which serves for opening and closing the valve opening, which valve sheet, in order to close the valve opening, is selectively brought into contact with a valve disk surface on the first valve disk side, and
a movement activation arrangement for activating a movement of the valve sheet along the movement direction, the movement activation arrangement having a valve shank which is fixed to the valve sheet,
wherein the valve shank is fixed to the valve sheet by a welded connection, wherein a weld seam of the welded connection is arranged on a second valve sheet side facing toward the second valve disk side, and the weld seam exerts a pressure on the valve sheet such that the valve opening remains open.

US Pat. No. 10,448,499

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH NARROWER LINE WIDTH

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with a reduced line width, 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; and
via holes formed by filling a plurality of holes, which are formed in a vertical direction such that the first ground and the second ground are electrically connected, with conductors,
wherein the signal line is laterally bent so as to be spaced apart from positions where the via holes are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,483

PREDICTIVE DAYLIGHT HARVESTING SYSTEM

SUNTRACKER TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A method performed by a predictive system for indoor horticulture, the method comprising:obtaining a set of input values identifying a geographic position of a physical structure enclosing an interior environment and a target distribution for each of a set of environmental parameters for a selected plant occupant, the set of environmental parameters including at least a light level, temperature level, and humidity level within the interior environment;
obtaining a virtual representation of the physical structure including geometry and material properties of physical objects defining an enclosure of the physical structure and located within the interior environment that influence an actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment, and further including virtual representations of a set of one or more sensor devices and a set of one or more control devices as physically arranged with respect to the physical structure and interior environment;
iteratively over time,
updating the virtual representation based on actual plant growth or a predicted plant growth model for the selected plant occupant to incorporate changing virtual representations of the selected plant occupant that influence the actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment;
running a computational model to obtain a predicted distribution of the set of environmental parameters for the virtual representation based on the set of input values;
determining a target distribution of a set of artificially modulated environmental parameters including at least an artificially modulated light level, temperature level, and humidity level by way of the set of control devices to achieve the target distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment based on the predicted distribution of the set of environment parameters;
obtaining measurement data from the set of sensor devices measuring an initial distribution of the set of environmental parameters, the set of sensor devices including one or more photosensors, one or more temperature sensors, and one or more humidity sensors; and
based on the target distribution of the set of artificially modulated environmental parameters, setting one or more output parameters for the set of control devices to collectively control the actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters towards achieving the target distribution of the set of environmental parameters, the set of control devices selected from a group comprising: luminaire devices, fenestration devices, HVAC devices, humidity modulation devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,424

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN THE DYNAMIC FREQUENCY SELECTION BAND IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

1. A device, comprising:a radar detector that performs a first scan for radar in respective 5 GHz radio channels of a plurality of 5 GHz radio channels; and
a 5 GHz radio transceiver that occupies one or more available 5 GHz radio channels of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels on which radar was not detected by the radar detector by indicating to a client device that data transmission is available on the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels, wherein the 5 GHz radio transceiver occupies the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels during a transmission duty cycle and a radar detection duty cycle,
wherein the transmission duty cycle is a time period during which a specific 5 GHz radio channel of the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels is unoccupied, which is less than or equal to a maximum time period allowable for the client device to remain associated with the specific 5 GHz channel,
and wherein the radar detection duty cycle is the time period between successive radar scans, by the radar detector, on the specific 5 GHz channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,401

COVERAGE CONTOUR AND INTERFERENCE THRESHOLDS FOR CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of assigning channels in a wireless communications environment, comprising:determining a coverage contour threshold and an interference threshold for each entity of a plurality of entities in the wireless communications environment;
deciding whether a first entity and a second entity overlap in coverage based on the coverage contour threshold and the interference threshold for the first entity and the second entity, wherein the first entity and the second entity overlap if interference from the first entity is greater than the interference threshold for the second entity at any point at a boundary of or inside the coverage contour threshold of the second entity; and
selecting a channel assignment for the first entity and the second entity based on the decision, wherein selecting the channel assignment for the first entity and the second entity comprises assigning the first entity and the second entity orthogonal channels if the first entity and the second entity overlap in coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,443,295

GARAGE DOOR OPENER SYSTEM HAVING AN INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED ASSISTANT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A garage door opener system, the system comprising:a garage door opener, the garage door opener having
a garage door opener housing;
a motor for moving a garage door, the motor supported by the garage door opener housing;
a wireless communication interface supported by the garage door opener housing; and
a garage door opener controller supported by the garage door opener housing and coupled to the motor and the wireless communication interface;
a user communication interface accessory including a microphone, wherein the user communication interface accessory is communicatively coupled to the garage door opener controller; and
a garage door opener system accessory, wherein the garage door opener system accessory is communicatively coupled to the garage door opener controller;
wherein the garage door opener controller includes an electronic processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed by the electronic processor configure the garage door opener controller to:
detect a voice command received via the microphone of the user interface accessory,
authenticate the voice command; and
generate, in response to authenticating the voice command, a responsive control action to control the garage door opener system according to the voice command.

US Pat. No. 10,448,442

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising a processor that executes a process comprising:performing a download process selected from between a first download process that downloads data through a wireless communication by dividing the data into sections while using a plurality of threads and a second download process that downloads the data while using a single thread;
measuring communication quality of the wireless communication;
judging, when the selected download process is the first download process and when a deterioration in the communication quality is measured during the first download process, whether or not it is possible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before a timeout of the download; and
switching the first download process into the second download process, when it is determined to be impossible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before the timeout, wherein
the measuring includes measuring a value indicating communication line quality of the wireless communication, the value indicating the communication line quality of the wireless communication being a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) value or a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) value, and includes measuring a value indicating a throughput of the wireless communication, and
the judging includes
performing a first judgement that judges whether or not the measured value indicating the communication line quality during the first download process is equal to or larger than a first predetermined value,
performing a second judgement that judges the measured value indicating the throughput is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined value, and
when the measured value indicating the communication line quality during the first download process is equal to or larger than the first predetermined value while the measured value indicating the throughput is equal to or smaller than the second predetermined value as a result of the first judgement and the second judgement, judging whether or not it is possible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before the timeout of the download.

US Pat. No. 10,448,437

ENHANCED BLUETOOTH CHANNEL ESTABLISHMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, the device comprising memory, processing circuitry, and a transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals, the device configured to:identify an isochronous connection oriented (ICO) command for a communication;
send a first ICO start command from a first link layer (LL) to a second LL;
receive, by the first LL subsequent to said sending the first ICO start command, a first ICO start confirmation from the second LL;
send a second ICO start command from the first LL to a third LL; and
receive, by the first LL subsequent to said sending the second ICO start command, a second ICO start confirmation from the third LL.

US Pat. No. 10,447,380

PHASED ARRAY WITH INDEPENDENTLY STEERABLE BEAMS

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. An antenna system having independently steerable beams, the antenna system comprising:a plurality of antenna element systems, wherein each antenna element system of the plurality of antenna element systems comprises:
a first transmit signal input on which a first signal to be transmitted is received;
a second transmit signal input on which a second signal to be transmitted is received;
a first receive signal output through which a third signal received via the antenna element system is output;
a second receive signal output through which a fourth signal received via the antenna element system is output;
a plurality of phase shifters, wherein:
a first phase shifter alters a phase of the first signal; a second phase shifter that alters a phase of the second signal; a third phase shifter that alters a phase of the third signal; and a fourth phase shifter that alters a phase of the fourth signal; and
directions of: a first transmit beam for the first signal; a second transmit beam for the second signal; a first receive beam for the third signal; and a second receive beam for the fourth signal are steered independently using the plurality of phase shifters; and
a polarization system, wherein the polarization system: polarizes the first signal with a first polarization, polarizes the second signal with a second polarization, and discriminates the third signal having the first polarization from the fourth signal having the second polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,448,545

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR COOLING ELECTRICAL ELEMENT

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A heat exchanger for cooling an electrical element, comprising:a tube extended in a length direction, bent at a predetermined point so as to contact both surfaces, in a height direction, of the electrical element disposed in a partial region of an upper surface thereof, and having a heat exchange medium flowing therein;
a first header tank coupled and fixed to one end portion of the tube in the length direction;
a second header tank coupled and fixed to the other end portion of the tube in the length direction and disposed to be spaced apart from a center of the first header tank by a predetermined distance in the length direction in a state in which the tube is bent;
an inlet pipe formed in the first header tank and having the heat exchange medium introduced therethrough; and
an outlet pipe formed in the second header tank and having the heat exchange medium discharged therethrough,
wherein the first header tank and the second header tank are disposed to be close to each other and misaligned in a height direction,
a distance between a portion where the tube is bent and a portion where the first header tank is fixed is different from a distance between a portion where the tube is bent and a portion where the second header tank is fixed, and
the tube is coupled to the first header tank and the second header tank in a state in which it is eccentric from the centers of the first header tank and the second header tank in the height direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,516

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:a printed circuit board;
a first Back-End-of-Line (BEOL) region mounted on the printed circuit board;
a first Front-End-of-Line (FEOL) region;
a first polymer layer provided over the printed circuit board;
a second polymer layer, which has a thermal conductivity greater than 3 W/mK and a resistivity greater than 5000 Ohm-cm; and
wherein the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and at least a portion of the second polymer layer are stacked and surrounded by the first polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,448,496

SUPERCONDUCTING CAVITY COUPLER

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A cavity coupler comprising:an outer coupler body;
at least one shield formed inside said outer coupler body, wherein the at least one shield is isolated from the outer coupler body, and wherein the relationship between the at least one shield and the outer coupler body form at least two chambers;
an antenna configured to provide a radio frequency signal; and
a flange for connecting said cavity coupler to a superconducting cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,494

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION USING A PULSE GENERATOR WITH A CURRENT-RETURN OUTPUT STAGE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A processing chamber, comprising:a substrate support assembly comprising a biasing electrode and a substrate supporting surface, wherein
the biasing electrode is separated from the substrate supporting surface by a layer of a dielectric material, wherein the layer has a thickness of between about 0.1 mm and about 1 mm; and
a bias generator that is electrically coupled to a generator end of an electrical conductor using a generator coupling assembly, and an electrode end of the electrical conductor is electrically coupled to the biasing electrode using an electrode coupling assembly,
wherein the bias generator is configured to establish a pulsed voltage waveform at the biasing electrode, and comprises:
a pulse generator that is electrically coupled to the generator end of the electrical conductor; and
a current-return output stage, wherein
a first end of the current-return output stage is electrically coupled to the electrical conductor, and
a second end of the current-return output stage is electrically coupled to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,448,472

FUNCTION DISABLER DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Federal Law Enforcement D...

1. A function disabler system comprising:a personal electronic device, said personal electronic device comprising at least one component, a device processor, said device processor receiving and storing hosting customer function disabling software, said at least one component being selected from a group consisting of a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a photodetector, a light source, an LED light source, a text message communication device, a video recording device, and an audio recording device and combinations thereof;
a supplemental optical transceiver, said supplemental optical transceiver being releasably connectable to and in communication with said personal electronic device, said supplemental optical transceiver comprising a supplemental transceiver processor, said supplemental transceiver processor comprising pulsed light interface software, said supplemental optical transceiver further comprising at least one supplemental transceiver light emitting diode in communication with said supplemental transceiver processor, and at least one supplemental transceiver photodetector in communication with said supplemental transceiver processor, said at least one supplemental transceiver photodetector being constructed and arranged for receipt of at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal having a wavelength in the visible spectrum comprising a plurality of rapid flashes of light, said rapid flashes of light having a frequency which is not observable to an individual, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal comprising said hosting customer function disabling software or an instruction signal, said hosting customer function disabling software or said instruction signal being embedded within said at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said supplemental transceiver processor processing said at least one received pulsed light communication signal and said pulsed light interface software into at least one electronic signal and communicating said at least one electronic signal to said personal electronic device, said at least one electronic signal comprising said pulsed light interface software and at least one of said hosting customer function disabling software and said instruction signal, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal further comprising a last transmission address signal identifier, said supplemental transceiver processor activating said at least one supplemental light emitting diode and transmitting at least one pulsed light transmission signal, said at least one pulsed light transmission signal being emitted in said wavelength in the visible spectrum, said wavelength in the visible spectrum comprising said plurality of rapid flashes of light, said rapid flashes of light having said frequency which is not observable to an individual, said at least one pulsed light transmission signal further comprising a received signal location identifier; and
a facility optical transceiver within a facility, said facility optical transceiver comprising a facility optical transceiver processor, at least one facility optical transceiver light emitting diode in communication with said facility optical transceiver processor, and at least one facility optical transceiver photodetector in communication with said facility optical transceiver processor, said facility optical transceiver photodetector being constructed and arranged for receipt of said at least one pulsed light transmission signal, said facility optical transceiver light emitting diode being constructed and arranged for emission of said at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said facility optical transceiver processor comprising memory, said memory storing said hosting customer function disabling software, said instruction signal, and said last transmission address signal identifier,
wherein said hosting customer function disabling software or said instruction signal are processed by said device processor and disable said at least one component when said personal electronic device is positioned in a designated area.

US Pat. No. 10,447,901

MODULAR MOTION CAMERA

RED.COM, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. An electronic device capable of capturing digital video, the electronic device comprising:a device housing comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a plurality of third surfaces extending between the first surface and the second surface, the first surface comprising an opening through which light enters the device housing;
an image sensor positioned in the device housing and configured to generate image data corresponding to the light contacting the image sensor; and
a module releasably attachable to the second surface, the module comprising:
a plurality of electrical ports including a first electrical port, the first electrical port being configured to output a video signal,
a housing proximal surface and a housing distal surface, the housing proximal surface being configured to engage with the second surface when the module is attached to the device housing,
a plurality of sidewalls extending between the housing proximal surface and the housing distal surface, and
a connector housing supporting the plurality of electrical ports, the connector housing and the first electrical port extending through a first plane defined by the second surface when the module is attached to the device housing,
wherein the connector housing is immovable with respect to the housing proximal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,445,702

PERSONAL ADAPTIVE SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

1. A computer program product embodied in a non-transitory computer readable storage medium embodying a computer program for forecasting a personal schedule; the computer program product comprising:a Schedule Editor Subsystem;
a Schedule Analysis Subsystem; and
a Report Generation Subsystem;
wherein the Schedule Editor Subsystem is configured to receive, via a computer user interface, time management information including effort data, work event data, and time span data;
wherein the Schedule Analysis Subsystem is configured to calculate, using the time management information, an effort-scaled Gantt-style bar chart for forecastinq effort of a resource, and characterized by
a plurality of work intervals, each associated with the time span data, and each comprising a start time and an end time, and each having an individually sizeable time extent that is permitted, by the Schedule Analysis Subsystem, to differ from that of at least one other of the plurality of work intervals;
a timeline comprising the plurality of work intervals and excluding at least one interval of time between at least two adjacent ones of the plurality of work intervals; and
a plurality of activities to be performed by the resource, each of the plurality of activities being associated with the work event data, and each comprising at least one activity bar segment, wherein each of the plurality of activity bar segments is characterized by a respective temporal extent positionable within at least one of the work intervals in the timeline, such that a position and extent of the at least one activity bar segment corresponding to an activity of the plurality of activities indicate when effort is forecasted to be focused on the activity; and
wherein the Report Generation Subsystem is configured to display via a computer graphical display, the effort-scaled Gantt-style bar chart.

US Pat. No. 10,441,989

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LINE COMPONENT

Liebherr-Aerospace Linden...

1. A method for manufacturing a line component for conducting a fluid, the method comprising:additively fabricating a line component that includes a line element and a line branching by:
piling, in a predetermined region, a particle-shaped material on a base layer of the line component to be fabricated; and
heating up the piled particle-shaped material by means of a heat source such that particles of the particle-shaped material combine with each other and/or with the base layer within predetermined dimensions;
incorporating a notch on an inside of the line element, the notch serving to relieve a tension in a loaded state of the line component or the line element;
guiding a particle-filled gas stream through an interior of the line component in order to smooth an inside of the line component; and/or
pressurizing the line component to produce a plastic deformation on an inner surface of the line component,
wherein the line element is configured to conduct a fluid from a first opening to a second opening, wherein the line branching connected with the line element is configured to conduct the fluid to a third opening, and wherein an outer region of the line component is designed load-compliant by a numerical optimization program to include a multitude of irregular topological structures in the outer region.

US Pat. No. 10,448,488

LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE, A LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND A METHOD OF SETTING A DIMMING LEVEL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting control module, comprising:an interface for receiving a dimming setting;
a memory for storing the dimming setting;
an output circuit for generating a dimming control signal for application to an external dimming interface of a lighting driver circuit based on the dimming setting stored in the memory and a measured ambient light level; and
a power supply circuit for powering the output circuit based on power received from the external dimming interface of the lighting driver circuit, wherein the dimming setting is for processing an externally input dimming setting to rescale a dimming function in response to said measured ambient light level requiring a voltage input to said lighting driver circuit that is below a minimum voltage, of said dimming control signal, producible by said output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,447,171

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LOADS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A dimmer switch for controlling an amount of power delivered from an AC power source to a lighting load for controlling an intensity of the lighting load, the dimmer switch comprising:a triac adapted to be electrically coupled between the AC power source and the lighting load, the triac having first and second main terminals through which current can be conducted to energize the lighting load and a gate terminal through which current can be conducted to render the triac conductive between the first and second main terminals;
a gate coupling circuit electrically coupled to the first main terminal of the triac and arranged to conduct current through the gate terminal of the triac;
a controllable switching circuit electrically coupled in series between the gate coupling circuit and the gate terminal of the triac and configured to conduct current through the gate terminal of the triac; and
a control circuit configured to render the controllable switching circuit conductive and to control the gate coupling circuit to conduct a pulse of current through the gate terminal of the triac at a firing time during a present half-cycle of an AC mains voltage of the AC power source to render the triac conductive, the control circuit configured to control the firing time to adjust the intensity of the lighting load;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the gate coupling circuit to allow the gate coupling circuit to conduct at least one other pulse of current through the gate terminal of the triac after the firing time during the present half-cycle, the control circuit further configured to render the controllable switching circuit non-conductive before the end of the present half-cycle to prevent any further pulses of current from being thereafter conducted through the gate terminal of the triac during the present half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,443,796

LED STRIP LAMP LIGHT DISTRIBUTING SYSTEM HAVING A LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND A REFLECTIVE DEVICE WITH VARIOUS CURVATURES FOR ILLUMINATING DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF AN ILLUMINATED SURFACE

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A light distribution system of an LED strip lamp, comprising:a light source module,
a reflective device disposed in a light-emitting direction of the light source module, and
an illuminated surface which receives reflected light from the light reflective device, the illuminated surface includes a ground surface and a main illuminated surface perpendicular to the ground surface and defines a plane that is parallel or coincident with a vertical direction,
wherein
the light source module includes at least one LED chip, each of the LED chips has an optical axis and is mounted on a circuit board,
the reflective device includes a main reflective surface, the main reflective surface includes one ground illumination section for illuminating the ground surface and one distal illumination section for illuminating farther away from the light source module and a proximal illumination section for illuminating closer to the light source module,
the optical axis intersects with an outline of the distal illumination section, the ground illumination section includes a first curvature, the distal illumination section includes a second curvature, the proximal illumination section includes a third curvature, the first curvature is greater than the second curvature, and the second curvature is greater than the third curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,444,303

MAGNETIC SENSOR

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

1. A magnetic sensor, comprising:a substrate having a first surface;
a first magneto resistive effect element and a second magneto resistive element disposed on the first surface of the substrate, each of the first and second magneto resistive effect elements having a sensitivity axis in a first direction and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a positioning soft magnetic body extending in the second direction and provided for the first and second magneto resistive effect elements without being in contact therewith, the positioning soft magnetic body having:
a first most proximal portion defined with respect to the first magneto resistive effect element, and a second most proximal portion defined with respect to the second magneto resistive effect element;
a first side surface extending from the first most proximal portion in a third direction perpendicular to the first surface, and a second side surface opposed to the first surface, the second surface extending from the second most proximal portion in the third direction; and
a first width along the first direction defined between the first and second side surfaces; and
a pair of first and second soft magnetic bodies extending in the second direction and adjacent to each other in the first direction in a plan view from above the first surface, the first and second magnetic bodies being integrally formed via a connection portion therebetween so as to form an integral soft magnetic body by extending from the connection portion in a respective direction away from the first surface viewed in a cross section perpendicular to the second direction,
wherein the integral soft magnetic body is magnetically connected to the positioning soft magnetic body via the connection portion, the positioning soft magnetic body being a separate element independent of the connection portion, the connection portion having a bottom width along the first direction on a side of the positioning soft magnetic body, the first width of the positioning soft magnetic body being greater than the bottom width of the connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,443,820

PLASTIC LED FIXTURE HOUSING WITH OUTER FRAME

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a polymeric housing enclosing electrical and optical components of a lighting fixture, the polymeric housing comprising a plastic upper housing and a plastic cover plate including a peripheral sidewall that matingly cooperates with the upper housing to provide a cavity for housing the electrical and optical components therein,
wherein the optical components comprise a plurality of optical lenses, wherein the plurality of optical lenses comprise at least one optical lens configured to distribute light emitted from a solid state light source in a predetermined pattern; and
an outer frame matingly fit on top of the upper housing of the polymeric housing, the outer frame including a coupler to mechanically attach the lighting apparatus to another device, wherein the outer frame is constructed of at least one of metal, a metal alloy, and a composite material,
the outer frame further comprising a central spine bridging and connecting opposing sides of the upper housing in a lengthwise fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,443,018

PHENYL BASED COMPOUNDS SUBSTITUTED WITH ALDEHYDE MOIETIES AND THEIR USE IN PERFUMERY

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vemier (C...

1. A compound according to formula 1
wherein
R1 is H;
R2 is H, or when R1 and R3 is H, then R2 is CHR5CHR6CHO, CR5?CR6CHO or C(CH3)CHO, wherein R5, R6 each independently may represent H or methyl;
R3 is H, or when R1 and R2 is H, then R3 is CHR5CHR6CHO, CR5?CR6CHO or C(CH3)CHO, wherein R5, R6 each independently may represent H or methyl;
and
R4 is a branched or linear, saturated or unsaturated, unsubstituted or substituted residue, or a C2-C7 alkyl or alkenyl residue.

US Pat. No. 10,448,510

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a base in which a plurality of insulating base material layers made of a thermoplastic resin are stacked;
a conductor pattern provided on at least one of the plurality of insulating base material layers; and
a metal member connected to the conductor pattern; wherein
the metal member includes a bent portion provided inside the base;
the metal member includes a portion extending in at least a stacking direction of the plurality of insulating base material layers and a portion extending in a planar direction parallel or substantially parallel to a principal surface of the plurality of insulating base material layers with the bent portion interposed therebetween;
the metal member defines at least a portion of a circuit in contact with the base; and
a portion of the metal member extends in a direction that is greater than 0° and less than 90° with respect to the stacking direction.

US Pat. No. 10,447,321

SPECTRUM SCRUBBER

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. An apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured to:receive information indicative of a local interferer, the local interferer being identified based on dynamic position information indicative of a position of an aircraft;
perform noise cancellation relative to a received signal by removing an interference signal associated with the local interferer to generate a scrubbed signal; and
provide the scrubbed signal for additional signal processing,
wherein receiving information indicative of the local interferer comprises receiving the information indicative of the local interferer in advance of the aircraft being in a cell in which the local interferer is located, and
wherein performing noise cancellation relative to the received signal comprises employing a noise cancellation technique selected from among a plurality of different noise cancelation technique options in advance of the aircraft being in the cell in which the local interferer is located.

US Pat. No. 10,446,956

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTRICAL HARNESSES

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An electrical harness assembly comprising:a first conductor trace, extending along an axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a first conductor lead and a first connecting end, monolithic with the first conductor lead;
a second conductor trace, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a second conductor lead and a second connecting end, monolithic with the second conductor lead,
a third conductor trace, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a third conductor lead and a third connecting end, monolithic with the third conductor lead; and
an insulator, comprising a first elongated opening, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and partially dividing the insulator into a first insulator strip and a second insulator strip and further comprising a second elongated opening, extending along the axis and partially dividing the insulator into a third insulator strip and the second insulator strip, wherein:
the first conductor lead is laminated to the first insulator strip and away from the first elongated opening;
the second conductor lead is laminated to the second insulator strip and away from the first elongated opening;
the third conductor lead is laminated to the third insulator strip and away from the second elongated opening;
the second conductor lead is positioned away from the second elongated opening;
the first elongated opening has a closed shape such that the first insulator strip and the second insulator strip are joined together and monolithic at both ends of the first elongated opening;
the second elongated opening has a closed shape such that the second insulator strip and the third insulator strip are joined together and monolithic at both ends of the second elongated opening; and
the first elongated opening and the second elongated opening have different lengths along the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,441,988

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHECKING INCLINATION OF CUSHION PAD

Aida Engineering, Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for checking an inclination of a cushion pad in a die cushion device including a cushion pad lifting and lowering mechanism that supports the cushion pad and generates die cushion force when a slide of a press machine is lowered, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of height position detectors that detect a plurality of respective height positions in a vertical direction at a plurality of positions different in a horizontal direction of the cushion pad;
a controller that measures information on the inclination of the cushion pad, where the measured inclination includes inclination caused by shim adjustment, in accordance with the plurality of height positions detected by the plurality of respective height position detectors; and
an output that outputs the information on the inclination of the cushion pad measured by the controller in a visible manner,
wherein the plurality of height position detectors detect the plurality of respective height positions in a state where an upper die attached to the slide and a blank holder coupled to the cushion pad through a plurality of cushion pins are in close contact with each other,
wherein a shim is inserted into a shim adjustment position, and the shim adjustment position is located in the blank holder coupled to the cushion pad through the plurality of cushion pins,
wherein the controller calculates a limit value of an amount of shim adjustment at the shim adjustment position in accordance with the measured information on the inclination of the cushion pad and an allowable range of the information on the inclination of the cushion pad, and
wherein the output outputs the limit value of the amount of shim adjustment at the shim adjustment position, calculated by the controller, in a visible manner.

US Pat. No. 10,448,461

COOKTOP HAVING A PLURALITY OF HEATING ELEMENTS

1. A method for operating a cooktop having a plurality of heating elements, comprising the steps:detecting by a detection arrangement a process of removal and placement of a cookware element with respect to a starting position and an end position;
when detecting placement of the cookware element, forming via a control unit a heating zone from one or more heating elements to match the cookware element;
setting at least one target temperature of the heating zone via a user interface;
independently associating the process by the control unit in one of two ways, a first way in which the process involves a movement of the cookware element from the starting position into the end position and a movement of the heating zone into an area of the end position, with the at least one set target temperature being carried over to the area of the end position, a second way in which the process involves a removal of the cookware element from the starting position and placement of another cookware element in the end position, with the target temperature being set to a default value by the control unit; and
determining by the control unit a further operating parameter of the process, and associating the process in the first way to one of at least two sub cases as a function of the further operating parameter,
a first sub case in which the at least one set target temperature together with at least one associated control parameter is carried over for the moved heating zone if the further operating parameter is determined to be a first cooking program having a first temperature range of below a first predetermined temperature, and
a second sub case in which the at least one set target temperature is carried over for the moved heating zone and at least one associated control parameter is redetermined as a function of the further operating parameter if the further operating parameter is determined to be a second cooking program having a second temperature range of above a second predetermined temperature, wherein, in the second sub case, the determining by the control unit of the further operating parameter of the process includes a determination of a type of sensor used in the second cooking program, and the at least one associated control parameter is redetermined as a function of the type of sensor used in the second cooking program.

US Pat. No. 10,448,454

SELF-ORGANIZING DISTRIBUTED TASK COORDINATION FOR AD-HOC COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:discovering processing nodes in a distributed ad-hoc wireless computing environment comprising an Internet of Things (IoT) network, wherein each processing node is configured to discover other processing nodes, wherein the processing nodes are IoT devices;
selecting a set of candidate processing nodes from the discovered processing nodes, wherein selection is based on each discovered potential-candidate processing node advertising its own capabilities to other potential-candidate processing nodes, and potential-candidate processing nodes being selected as candidates based on their advertised capabilities; and
forming a subset of processing nodes from the set of candidate processing nodes, wherein the subset of processing nodes form a self-organized task coordination ensemble wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble executes the same consensus protocol;
wherein the task coordination ensemble is leveraged to elect one of the processing nodes as a leader in the task coordination ensemble;
wherein the leader exclusively functions as a task assigner at a given time instance;
wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble is capable of serving as the leader during a given time period; and
wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble comprises a state machine such that the same state machine representation is replicated in each processing node and each processing node is thus able to perform the same task when one processing node in the ensemble fails.

US Pat. No. 10,447,003

TWO-DIMENSIONAL MULTI-BEAM STABILIZER AND COMBINING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method of stabilizing and combining an array of emitters each emitting a beam, the method comprising:forming a stabilizer cavity wherein each emitter forms a resonator with an external reflective surface to thereby stabilize the beam emitted by each emitter to a unique wavelength, wherein each beam emitted by the array of emitters is introduced to a dispersive element disposed within the resonator, wherein the dispersive element comprises a grating, a chirped grating, a surface grating, a volume grating, a transmission grating, or a prism;
transmitting the beams of the stabilizer from the dispersive element into a wavelength combiner; and
after the beams are transmitted into the wavelength combiner, combining the beams, within the wavelength combiner, along one dimension to form a multi-wavelength beam output.

US Pat. No. 10,446,379

INTERIOR TEXTURING AND SELF-ALIGNING CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR A SPRAY CHAMBER

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A spray chamber for sorting an aerosol comprising:a chamber formed from a glass material, wherein the chamber has a textured inner surface that spans substantially all interior portions of the chamber;
a baffle disposed inside the chamber, wherein the baffle is formed from the glass material, and wherein the baffle and the chamber cooperate to remove larger aerosol particles from the aerosol;
an exit port disposed outside the chamber, the exit port being connected to the baffle and being connectable to an injector of an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer, the exit port and the baffle forming portions of a smooth continuous tube, wherein the baffle and the exit port are formed from the glass material, and wherein the baffle and the exit port have textured inner surfaces;
an input port extending outwards from the chamber, the input port being connectable to a nebulizer, wherein the input port is formed from the glass material; and
a drainage port within the chamber for removing waste droplets from the chamber, wherein the drainage port is formed from the glass material;
wherein the chamber, the baffle, the exit port, the input port and the drainage port form portions of an integrated structure molded from the glass material.

US Pat. No. 10,443,003

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTERNAL PROCESSING OF FLASH ZONE GAS OIL FROM A DELAYED COKING PROCESS

Bechtel Hydrocarbon Techn...

1. A system for external processing of flash zone gas oil from a delayed coking process, which comprises:a vacuum residuum hydroprocessing unit for converting the flash zone gas oil by one of ebullated bed hydrocracking and dispersed catalyst hydrocracking;
a delayed coking process system for producing the flash zone gas oil;
a flash zone gas oil line in fluid communication between the vacuum residuum hydroprocessing unit and the delayed coking process system configured for carrying hydroprocessing unit; and
a feed line directly connecting the vacuum residuum hydroprocessing unit and a fractionator in the delayed coking process system.

US Pat. No. 10,442,968

LATENT HEAT TRANSFER MATERIAL MICRO-ENCAPSULATED IN HARD SHELL, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME

National University Corpo...

1. A hard shell microencapsulated latent heat transport material, comprising: non-porous hollow silica particles comprising porous hollow silica particles having outer shells covered by silica, the non-porous hollow silica particles having a phase change material included therein for causing absorption or discharge of latent heat in response to a temperature change.

US Pat. No. 10,442,807

ARYL SUBSTITUTED BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS HERBICIDES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A compound selected from Formula 1, N-oxides, stereoisomers and salts thereof,
wherein
Q1 is a phenyl or benzyl ring or a naphthalenyl ring, each ring optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R9; or a 5- to 6-membered fully unsaturated heterocyclic ring or an 8- to 10-membered heteroaromatic bicyclic ring system, each ring or ring system containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from up to 2 O, up to 2 S and up to 4 N atoms, wherein up to 3 carbon ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S), and the sulfur atom ring members are independently selected from S(?O)u(?NR8)v, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R9 on carbon atom ring members and selected from R10 on nitrogen atom ring members;
Q2 is a phenyl ring or a naphthalenyl ring, each ring optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R11; or a 5- to 6-membered fully unsaturated heterocyclic ring or an 8- to 10-membered heteroaromatic bicyclic ring system, each ring or ring system containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from up to 2 O, up to 2 S and up to 4 N atoms, wherein up to 3 carbon ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S), and the sulfur atom ring members are independently selected from S(?O)u(?NR8)v, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R11 on carbon atom ring members and selected from R12 on nitrogen atom ring members;
R1 and R2 are each independently H, halogen, hydroxy or C1-C4 alkyl;
Y is O, S or NR15;
A is a saturated, partially unsaturated or fully unsaturated chain containing 2 to 4 atoms selected from up to 4 carbon, up to 1 O, up to 1 S and up to 2 N atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom member is selected from S(?O)u(?NR8)v; the said chain optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R3 on carbon atoms and R4 on nitrogen atoms;
each R3 is independently halogen, cyano, hydroxy, —CO2H, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkylthio, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C2-C4 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or C4-C6 cycloalkylalkyl; or
two R3 are taken together with the carbon atom(s) to which they are bonded to form a C3-C7 cycloalkyl ring;
each R4 is independently cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C2-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C4 alkoxycarbonyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
J is —CR5R6— or —CR5R6—CR5aR6a— wherein the —CR5R6— moiety is directly connected to N;
R5 and R6 are each independently H, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy; or
R5 and R6 are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded to form a C3-C7 cycloalkyl ring;
R5a and R6a are each independently H, halogen or C1-C4 alkyl; or
R5a and R6a are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded to form a C3-C7 cycloalkyl ring;
R7 is H, hydroxy, amino, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R8 is independently H, cyano, C2-C3 alkylcarbonyl or C2-C3 haloalkylcarbonyl;
each R9 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8 alkyl, C1-C4 cyanoalkyl, C1-C4 cyanoalkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkyl, C1-C8 nitroalkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 haloalkenyl, C2-C8 nitroalkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C2-C8 haloalkynyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkyl, C4-C10 halocycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 alkylcycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkenyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkyl, C4-C10 alkylcycloalkyl, C6-C12 cycloalkylcycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkenyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C3-C8 haloalkoxyalkoxy, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxyalkyl, C3-C10 alkoxyalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylaminoalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkylaminoalkyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminoalkyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminoalkyl, —CHO, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, —C(?O)OH, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkoxycarbonyl, —C(?O)NH2, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C8 alkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkoxy, C2-C8 alkoxyalkoxy, C2-C8 alkenyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkenyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkoxyhaloalkoxy, C3-C8 alkynyloxy, C3-C8 haloalkynyloxy, C3-C8 cycloalkoxy, C3-C8 halocycloalkoxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkoxy, C3-C10 alkylcarbonylalkoxy, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyloxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylthio, C1-C8 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C8 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, formylamino, C2-C8 alkylcarbonylamino, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonylamino, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonylamino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonylamino, —SF5, —SCN, SO2NH2, C3-C12 trialkylsilyl, C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkyl, C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkoxy or G2;
each R11 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8 alkyl, C1-C4 cyanoalkyl, C1-C4 cyanoalkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkyl, C1-C8 nitroalkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 haloalkenyl, C2-C8 nitroalkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C2-C8 haloalkynyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkyl, C4-C10 halocycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 alkylcycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkenyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkyl, C4-C10 alkylcycloalkyl, C6-C12 cycloalkylcycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkenyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C3-C8 haloalkoxyalkoxy, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxyalkyl, C3-C10 alkoxyalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylaminoalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkylaminoalkyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminoalkyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminoalkyl, —CHO, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, —C(?O)OH, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkoxycarbonyl, —C(?O)NH2, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C8 alkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkoxy, C2-C8 alkoxyalkoxy, C2-C8 alkenyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkenyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkoxyhaloalkoxy, C3-C8 alkynyloxy, C3-C8 haloalkynyloxy, C3-C8 cycloalkoxy, C3-C8 halocycloalkoxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkoxy, C3-C10 alkylcarbonylalkoxy, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyloxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylthio, C1-C8 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C8 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, formylamino, C2-C8 alkylcarbonylamino, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonylamino, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonylamino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonylamino, —SF5, —SCN, SO2NH2, C3-C12 trialkylsilyl, C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkyl, C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkoxy or G3;
each R10 and R12 is independently cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C2-C3 alkenyl, C2-C3 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C3 alkoxyalkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C2-C3 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C3 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C3 alkylaminoalkyl or C3-C4 dialkylaminoalkyl;
R15 is H, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, —(C?O)CH3 or —(C?O)CF3;
each G1 is independently phenyl, phenylmethyl, pyridinylmethyl, pyridinyloxy, phenylcarbonyl, phenoxy, phenylethynyl, phenylsulfonyl, phenylcarbonyl(C1-C4 alkyl); or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R13;
each G2 is independently phenyl, phenylmethyl, pyridinylmethyl, phenylcarbonyl, phenylcarbonylalkyl, phenoxy, phenylethynyl, phenylsulfonyl or pyridyloxy; or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R14; or R16ON?CR17—, (R18)2C?NO—, (R19)2NN?CR17—, (R18)2C?NNR2O—, R21N?CR17—, (R18)2C?N—, R22ON?CR17C(R23)2— or (R18)2C?NOC(R23)2—, wherein the free bond projecting to the right indicates the connecting point to Q1;
each G3 is independently phenyl, phenylmethyl, pyridinylmethyl, phenylcarbonyl, phenylcarbonylalkyl, phenoxy, phenylethynyl, phenylsulfonyl or pyridyloxy; or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R15;
each R13, R14 and R15 is independently halogen, cyano, hydroxy, amino, nitro, —CHO, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NH2, —SO2NH2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyloxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl, C1-C6 alkylamino, C2-C8 dialkylamino, C2-C8 alkylcarbonylamino or C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino;
each R16 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R17 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R18 is independently H, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R19 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R20 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R21 is independently H, hydroxy, amino, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl or G1;
each R22 is independently H, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C2-C4 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C4 alkoxycarbonyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
each R23 is independently H, halogen, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C2-C4 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C4 alkoxycarbonyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl; and
each u and v are independently 0, 1 or 2 in each instance of S(?O)u(=NR8)v, provided that the sum of u and v is 0, 1 or 2; and provided the compound is other than a compound of Formula 1 wherein Q1 is Ph(3-CF3); Q2 is Ph(2-F); R1 is H; R2 is H; Y is O; A is —CH2CH2—; J is —CR5R6—; R5 is H; R6 is H; and R7 is H.

US Pat. No. 10,442,369

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CAMERA FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE IN DEPENDENCY ON AN INTERFACE DEVICE, CAMERA, AS WELL AS MOTOR VEHICLE

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A method for manufacturing a camera for a motor vehicle, the method comprising:selecting an interface device from at least two different interface devices to obtain a selected interface device;
connecting the camera with a data bus of the motor vehicle in the selected interface device;
connecting the selected interface device to a circuit board, wherein the circuit board is arranged in an interior space of a front housing of the camera; and
manufacturing a rear housing of the camera and connecting the rear housing with the front housing of the camera,
wherein the rear housing has a through-opening, through which the interface device is passed partly, and
wherein in manufacture of the rear housing the through-opening is formed based on the selected interface device while an outer contour of the rear housing is maintained and a recess for a separate plug housing is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,541

DENSIFIED FOAM FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. A heat spreading and insulating material for use with a mobile device having heat generating components and heat sensitive components, said material comprising:a unitary thermal insulating layer formed from a densified sheet of polyimide open cell foam, said densified sheet having a first density between 25-60 kg/m3, said densified sheet having an outwardly facing surface and an oppositely located inwardly facing surface, said outwardly facing surface being spaced from said inwardly facing surface to define a first thickness;
said unitary thermal insulating layer having further densified areas where said insulating layer is further densified to have a density greater than said first density, said outwardly facing surface is spaced from said inwardly facing surface to define a second thickness in said further densified areas said second thickness being smaller than said first thickness;
a first adhesive layer having a first adhesive surface and an oppositely located second adhesive surface, said inwardly facing surface of said insulating layer adheredly contacting said first adhesive surface, said first adhesive layer conforming to said inwardly facing surface;
a heat spreading layer formed from compressed graphite flakes that conducts heat anisotropically and having an adhesive facing surface and an oppositely located component facing surface, said adhesive facing surface separated from said component facing surface to define a thickness, said adhesive facing surface adheredly contacting said second adhesive surface of said first adhesive layer, said heat spreading layer conforming to said second adhesive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,448,526

FIXING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fixing structure, comprising:a front shell, including a front surface frame and a connecting frame perpendicular to said front surface frame, wherein said connecting frame having a front shell slot penetrating the connecting frame formed thereon, and further having a first clamping structure provided thereon;
a frame, including a bottom frame and a vertical side frame perpendicular to the bottom frame, wherein said vertical side frame having a frame slot penetrating the vertical side frame formed thereon and further having a second clamping structure provided thereon, said vertical side frame of the frame is arranged facing the connecting frame of the front shell, said front shell slot corresponds to said frame slot in position, and said first clamping structure fits and clamps with said second clamping structure;
a connector, including an insertion section that is configured to be fitted and inserted into the front shell slot and the frame slot sequentially in a direction parallel to the front surface frame and the bottom frame,
wherein a plurality of said front shell slots are formed on the connecting frame, and a plurality of said frame slots are formed on the vertical side frame, said plurality of front shell slots corresponding to said plurality of frame slots in a one-to-one manner, and
wherein a plurality of said insertion sections of a plurality of said connectors are respectively inserted into said corresponding front shell slots and frame slots in a one-to-one manner,
wherein each of the plurality of said connectors comprises two of said insertion sections, and
wherein a limiting rib that is facing away from the front surface frame is provided between two adjacent front shell slots of the plurality of said front shell slots on the connecting frame, and
a recess is provided between the two of said insertion sections of the plurality of said connector,
when said insertion section is inserted into the front shell slot and the frame slot, the limiting rib is located within the recess and in touch with an inner wall of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,448,523

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A flexible display, comprising a flexible display panel, a shell and a support, wherein the flexible display panel comprises a first display part, a bending part and a second display part, the bending part is located between the first display part and the second display part, the shell is attached to a bottom of the flexible display panel, the support comprises a free end and a connecting end, the connecting end is rotatably connected with one end of the shell, wherein the support has a first state of being in contact with a top of the second display part and the support has a plate shape, and as the support is in the first state, the free end is located between the first display part and the second display part, an end surface of the free end is an arc surface, the shell comprises a first shell body and a second shell body, the first shell body is attached with a bottom of the first display part, the second shell body is attached with a bottom of the second display part, the connecting end is rotatably connected with an end of the second shell body away from the bending part, a space between the first shell body and the second shell body is equal to a length of the bending part in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,464

MICROWAVE OVEN OR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL OVEN WITH MICROWAVE HEATING FUNCTION

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. A microwave oven or a multifunctional oven with microwave heating function, said oven comprising:an oven cavity with side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall, an open front side, and a rim formed at the front side,
a front frame enclosing at least partially a front portion of the oven cavity,
a gap formed between front portions of the side walls, the top wall and the bottom wall of the oven cavity and the front frame,said gap enclosing at least partially the front portion of the oven cavity, the front frame enclosing the gap,a gasket arranged in direct contact with the front frame and the rim, said gasket at least partially filling the gap, and
an oven door covering the open front side of the oven cavity and the gap in a closed state of said oven door,
wherein the gasket includes a front portion comprised of a first material and a rear portion comprised of a second material, the front portion being positioned to fill the gap between the oven cavity and the front frame and forward of the rear portion with respect to the oven cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,404

MMW PHYSICAL LAYER DOWNLINK CHANNEL SCHEDULING AND CONTROL SIGNALING

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for control signaling and scheduling performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving a first control channel using an antenna pattern;
determining beam scheduling information by demodulating and decoding the first control channel;
determining that the WTRU is scheduled for a millimeter wave (mmW) segment using the beam scheduling information;
forming a mmW receive beam using the beam scheduling information to receive the mmW segment;
receiving, via the mmW receive beam, the mmW segment that includes dynamic per-transmission time interval (TTI) scheduling information for a data channel associated with a second control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,446,468

METHOD OF FABRICATING COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES HAVING POLYCRSTALLINE CVD DIAMOND

RFHIC CORPORATION, Anyan...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device structure, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a layer of single crystal compound semiconductor material;
forming a bonding layer on a surface of the substrate, the bonding layer having a thickness of less than 25 nm and a thickness variation of no more than 15 nm; and
growing a layer of polycrystalline diamond on the bonding layer using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique,
wherein an effective thermal boundary resistance (TBReff) at an interface between the layer of single crystal compound semiconductor material and the layer of polycrystalline CVD diamond material is less than 25 m2K/GW with a variation of no more than 12 m2K/GW as measured across the semiconductor device structure,
wherein the layer of single crystal compound semiconductor material has one or both of the following characteristics:
a charge mobility of at least 1200 cm2V?1s?1; and
a sheet resistance of no more than 700 ?/square.

US Pat. No. 10,446,019

GESTURE-BASED CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device configured for use in a lighting control system to control respective amount of power delivered to a plurality of lighting loads, the lighting loads being external to the control device, the control device comprising:a base portion configured to be mounted over a toggle actuator of a mechanical switch that controls power delivered to at least one of the lighting loads; and
a control unit comprising a touch sensitive surface configured to detect a first user input and a second user input, a control circuit responsive to the touch sensitive surface, and a communication circuit configured to transmit control signals;
wherein the control circuit is configured to generate first control data to adjust the respective amount of power delivered to each of the plurality of lighting loads to an absolute power level based on the first user input, the absolute power level corresponding to a percentage of respective maximum power levels of the plurality of lighting loads, the control circuit configured to generate second control data to adjust the respective amount of power delivered to the plurality of lighting loads by a relative amount based on the second user input, the relative amount corresponding to an amount of adjustment relative to respective present power levels of the plurality of lighting loads, the control circuit further configured to transmit a first control signal including the first control data and a second control signal including the second control data via the communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,445,906

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFERRING OR PROMPTING HVAC ACTIONS BASED ON LARGE DATA STANDARD DEVIATION BASED METRIC

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A computer based monitoring system for collecting, analyzing and presenting temperature information from sensors associated with an HVAC system, the system comprising:a network;
a wireless gateway in communication with the network, the wireless gateway receiving electrical signals from a plurality of sensors being used to sense temperature information;
a processor in communication with the network for communicating with the plurality of sensors via the wireless gateway and obtaining temperature data in the form of electrical signals being reported by each of the sensors;
a graphical user interface (GUI) module embodied in a non-transient processor readable medium and configured to run on a computing device having a display screen, the GUI module configured to generate in real time a graphic on the display screen pertaining to data obtained from the sensors by the processor, the graphic including:
a first component having a first indicia indicating a first subportion of the plurality of sensors that are indicating a temperature which is within a predetermined temperature range;
a second component having a second indicia indicating a second subportion of the plurality of sensors that are indicating a temperature which is below a predetermined lower limit;
a third component having a third indicia indicating a third subportion of the plurality of sensors that are indicating a temperature which is above a predetermined upper limit; and
wherein the first component, the second component and the third component are all integrated for simultaneous display into at least one of:
a bar graph; or
a circular dial graph; and
wherein the GUI module of the system uses information supplied by the processor to determine and present different types of numerical information at different locations around the first, second and third components, such that the different types of numerical information are located adjacent associated ones of the first, second and third components, depending on the dimensions of the first, second and third components, and moved in accordance with changing dimensions of the first, second and third components, to help control operation of the HVAC system.

US Pat. No. 10,445,643

ARCHITECTURES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROGRAM DEFINED STATE SYSTEM

Milestone Entertainment L...

1. A system for control of an entertainment state system, comprising:an application plane layer, the application layer adapted to receive instructions regarding operation of the entertainment state system, the application plane layer coupled to an application plane layer interface,
a control plane layer, the control plane layer including an adaptive control unit including a cognitive computing unit, the control plane layer interfacing with the application plane layer interface to receive information related to the instructions regarding operation of the entertainment state system, the control plane coupled to a control plane layer interface, and
a data plane layer, the data plane layer including an input interface to receive data input from one or more data sources, the data plane layer being coupled to the control plane layer interface.

US Pat. No. 10,444,144

IDENTIFICATION OF CONSUMED DRUGS AND FOOD BY UNIQUE NEAR INFRARED TAG LIBRARIES

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method of tracking a consumed substance comprising the steps of:a. analyzing a biological sample using a near infrared spectroscopy technique, wherein the biological sample is obtained from a subject who has consumed at least one drug composition, and wherein each of the at least one drug composition comprises at least one drug and at least one unique tag, and wherein the at least one unique tag is detectable by near infrared spectroscopy;
b. identifying the presence of the at least one unique tag in the biological sample; and
c. extrapolating the identification of the at least one unique tag to identify the consumed drug composition.

US Pat. No. 10,443,788

DUAL-MODULAR DOWNLIGHT

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A downlight, comprising,an optoelectronic module, comprising a light source driving board, a back housing, and a front housing, wherein the light source driving board is disposed between the back housing and the front housing, and the light source driving board comprises a light-emitting diode unit and a driving circuit; and
a rim module, having a central opening configured to accommodate the optoelectronic module;
wherein the central opening of the rim module comprises a circular inner flange, and when the optoelectronic module is inserted into the central opening of the rim module, the circular inner flange rests against and covers the peripheral of the front housing by engaging a tubular wall of the circular inner flange with a corresponding external surface of the front housing, and another type of the rim module with the same size of the circular inner flange is replaceable for constructing products for different standards.

US Pat. No. 10,443,166

BRAIDED TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH INTEGRATED OPENING AND SELF-SUSTAINING EXPANDED AND CONTRACTED STATES AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve, comprising:a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise in relation to a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends; and
said wall having at least one opening integrally formed therein, said at least one opening spanning a plurality of crossover nodes and having a circumferentially continuous periphery, said wall having a first state with a decreased length, extending from one of said opposite ends to the other of said opposite ends, increased cross-sectional area, and a second state with an increased length, extending from one of said opposite ends to the other of said opposite ends, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and further including braided, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on said wall, said bias causing said wall to remain in each of said first and second states absent some externally applied force.
US Pat. No. 10,441,631

THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM

CSL BEHRING GMBH, Marbur...

1. A method for the treatment of amniotic fluid embolism comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition including human plasma-derived C1 esterase inhibitor to treat amniotic fluid embolism,wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises human plasma-derived C1 esterase inhibitor in a concentration higher than that present in normal human plasma,
wherein the human plasma-derived C1 esterase inhibitor is administered as the sole active compound.

US Pat. No. 10,448,495

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION USING A PULSE GENERATOR WITH A CURRENT-RETURN OUTPUT STAGE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of processing of a substrate, comprising:generating a plasma over a plasma facing surface of a substrate disposed on a substrate support assembly; and
biasing a biasing electrode disposed within the substrate support assembly using a bias generator that is electrically coupled to a generator end of an electrical conductor, an electrode end of the electrical conductor is electrically coupled to the biasing electrode, wherein the bias generator is used to establish a pulsed voltage waveform at the biasing electrode,
wherein the pulsed voltage waveform has a series of repeating cycles, such that
a waveform within each cycle has a first portion that occurs during a first time interval and a second portion that occurs during a second time interval,
a positive voltage pulse is only present during the first time interval,
the pulsed voltage waveform is substantially constant during at least a portion of the second time interval, and
the second time interval is longer than the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,448,468

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) backlight driving circuit, comprising:a first LED string, located on a first branch circuit, and comprising a number of LED lights, the first LED string having a first terminal and an opposite terminal connected to ground;
a second LED string, located on a second branch circuit different from the first branch circuit, and comprising a number of LED lights, the second LED string having a first terminal and an opposite second terminal connected to ground;
a first capacitor, having a first terminal connected electrically with the first terminal of the first LED string and an opposite second terminal that is directly connected to ground;
a second capacitor, having a first terminal connected electrically to the first terminal of the second LED string, and an opposite second terminal that is directly connected to ground;
a boosted circuit, having an input terminal electrically connected to the power source for receiving power therefrom, and an output terminal electrically connected to the first terminal of the first capacitor, the first terminal of the second capacitor, the first terminal of the first LED string, and the first terminal of the second LED string; and
an LED controller, connected electrically to the boosted circuit, wherein in a first period of an operation cycle, the LED controller controls the boosted circuit to supply power to the first branch circuit and to charge the first capacitor and also to supply power to the second branch circuit and to charge the second capacitor; and in a second period of the operation cycle, the LED controller controls the boosted circuit to cut off the supply of the power from the boosted circuit to the first branch circuit and the first capacitor so that the first capacitor discharges power that is fed through the first branch circuit, and the LED controller also controls the boosted circuit to cut off the supply of the power from the boosted circuit to the second branch circuit and the second capacitor so that the second capacitor discharges power that is fed through to the second branch circuit;
wherein the boosted circuit comprises:
an inductor, having an input terminal electrically connected to the power source and an output terminal;
a first diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the first terminal of the first LED string and the first terminal of the first capacitor;
a second diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the first terminal of the second LED string and the first terminal of the second capacitor;
a third diode, having an anode electrically connected to the second terminal of the second LED string and a cathode electrically connected to the anode of the first diode;
a first transistor, having a drain electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a source is electrically grounded and a control terminal electrically connected to the LED controller.

US Pat. No. 10,448,421

CROSS-CARRIER SCHEDULING FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:monitoring, by a wireless device, a control channel on a first carrier of a plurality of carriers to obtain a grant allocating resources to the wireless device within a shared data channel, wherein a time duration between the grant and the allocated resources within the shared data channel is based at least in part on whether the first carrier or a second carrier of the plurality of carriers transports the shared data channel, the first carrier differing from the second carrier; and
transmitting or receiving over the shared data channel using the allocated resources and based at least in part on the time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,447,243

COMPENSATING FOR THE SKIN EFFECT IN A SHUNT

Sendyne Corporation, New...

1. A method for use with a current shunt, the shunt having a complex impedance, wherein the complex impedance produces frequency-dependent effects upon a voltage waveform across the shunt when passing an electric current through the shunt, the method comprising:modeling the complex impedance of the shunt as a summation of at least two component complex impedances associated with parallel paths through the shunt, thereby creating a shunt model;
designing a physical electronic filter corresponding to the shunt model to reverse the frequency-dependent effects of the complex impedance of the shunt on the voltage waveform;
physically connecting the filter to the shunt by an electrical connection, thereby applying the filter to the frequency-dependent voltage waveform, wherein the frequency-dependent voltage waveform is transformed into a linear function of the passing current; and
reading the transformed value of the passing current,wherein the step of modeling the complex impedance of the shunt further comprises:modeling the parallel paths through the shunt as a parallel connection of at least two branches, each branch comprising a series connection of an inductor having a value of inductance and a resistor having a value of resistance; and
assigning a numerical value to the value of inductance and a numerical value to the value of resistance for each branch of the shunt model.

US Pat. No. 10,446,356

MULTILAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD VIA HOLE REGISTRATION AND ACCURACY

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A method of making accurate multilayer printed circuit hole to conductive feature geometry, comprising:drilling a first hole in a first core, the first hole having a first diameter;
filling and/or plating the first hole with a first electrically conductive material;
forming a circuit pattern on one or two conductive layers of the first core;
forming a second core including a first pre-drilled via hole filled and/or plated with a second electrically conductive material;
combining the first core and the second core to form a multilayer structure with the first hole of the first core misaligned with the first pre-drilled via hole of the second core;
drilling a second hole within the first hole and the first pre-drilled via hole, the second hole having a second diameter where the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter; and
plating a third electrically conductive material to an inner surface of the second hole to form a plated through hole extending through the first core and the second core, wherein a plating thickness of the conductive material plated to the inner surface of the second hole is at least 10 micron (0.0004?).

US Pat. No. 10,445,977

GAMING MACHINE HAVING VERTICALLY TRANSLATING CURRENCY ACCEPTING DEVICE

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet defining at least one interior space;
a button deck which extends outwardly from said cabinet;
at least one display device;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a controller;
machine-readable code stored in said memory device and executable by said controller to present one or more wagering games comprising the display of game information via said at least one display device; and
a currency acceptor having a currency acceptor head, said currency acceptor at least partially located in said at least one interior space and movably mounted to said cabinet for movement between a first vertical position and a second vertical position along a substantially vertical path, said currency acceptor head positioned above said button deck by a first distance when said currency acceptor is in said first vertical position and positioned above said button deck by a second distance which is greater than said first distance when said currency acceptor is in said second vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,445,240

BUS-BASED CACHE ARCHITECTURE

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A bus-based cache memory system for dual-data cache access in reading data, the bus-based data cache system comprising:one or more cache controllers configured to:
receive read requests from a processor over a first data bus,
receive read requests from the processor over a second data bus;
a first memory bank configured to be a default memory bank for storing data requested by one or more of the read requests received by the one or more cache controllers over a first one of the first data bus and the second data bus; and
a second memory bank configured to be a default memory bank for storing data requested by one or more of the read requests received by the one or more cache controllers over a second one of the first data bus and the second data bus,
wherein the one or more cache controllers are further configured to:
when an individual read request is received, determining in which one of the first memory bank and the second memory bank to first search for data requested by the individual read request based on whether the individual read request was received over the first data bus or the second data bus, and further based or whether a sticky bit is in a first state or a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,444,482

OPTICAL CROSS-COUPLING MITIGATION SYSTEMS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A wavelength beam combining laser system comprising:a plurality of beam emitters each emitting a beam;
a dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the beams;
a cross-coupling mitigation system for receiving and transmitting the dispersed beams while reducing cross-coupling thereof, the cross-coupling mitigation system comprising a first optical element and a second optical element, the first optical element being disposed optically upstream of the second optical element; and
a partially reflecting output coupler positioned to receive the beams transmitted by the cross-coupling mitigation system, transmit a first portion thereof as a multi-wavelength output beam, and reflect a second portion thereof back toward the cross-coupling mitigation system,
wherein (i) the first optical element is disposed within a Rayleigh range of the dispersed beams from the dispersive element, and/or (ii) the partially reflecting output coupler is disposed within a Rayleigh range of the beams transmitted by the second optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,443,968

ARROW REST

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. An arrow rest arrangement, comprising:a base adapted to be mounted to an archery bow;
a frame portion extending from the base;
an arrow capture portion in the frame portion to support an arrow shaft, the arrow capture portion being formed by a plurality of bristles extending inward to define an aperture for the arrow shaft; and,
wherein the aperture has two straight side portions intersecting at a lower point and diverging at an acute angle to form a “V” profile;
wherein the two side portions are arranged to be tangential to an arrow shaft arranged through the aperture; and,
wherein the side portions each engage and support the arrow shaft in a contact area approximating a single point of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,443,661

UNIVERSAL JOINT WITH CENTRAL ELEMENT

CCYT USA Bearing Co., La...

1. A linkage system for transmitting torque comprising:a central element having four sides that define elliptical shapes in projected planar views and a top and bottom that define generally rectangular shapes in projected planar views, wherein the central element includes a first groove extending along a portion of the perimeter of the central element on at least one of the four sides;
an input arm and an output arm each having a head portion for connecting with the central element and a body portion extending longitudinally from the head portion, wherein the head portion of both the input and output arms defines a bearing surface having a first radius, wherein the input and output arms engage the central element such that the bearing surfaces of each head portion are offset by 90 degrees; and
a first retaining pin coupled to one of the input and output arms and disposed in the first groove.

US Pat. No. 10,443,653

SLIDING MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SLIDING MEMBER

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a sliding member, comprising:roughening one surface of a supporting layer composed of an iron-based material by subjecting said surface of said supporting layer to a first shot blasting treatment;
forming an impact-hardened sliding surface for slidably supporting an object to be slid along one surface of said supporting layer by attaching a sliding layer to the roughened surface of said supporting layer with thermal spraying, wherein said sliding layer consists of copper or a copper alloy;
sintering the iron-based material and the sliding layer; and
subjecting the surface of said sliding layer to a second shot blasting treatment to reduce an air gap portion of said sliding layer and densify said sliding layer, wherein after impact-hardening by the shot blasting treatment to the surface of the sliding layer, said sliding surface has an uneven shape, the sliding surface exhibiting an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of more than 0 ?m and 2.0 ?m or less, a ten-point average roughness (Rz) of more than 0 ?m and 7.5 ?m or less and a surface hardness (Hv) of 150-250.

US Pat. No. 10,442,587

CHILD-RESISTANT SENIOR-FRIENDLY MEDICATION BOTTLE CLOSURE

CVS PHARMACY, INC., Woon...

10. A closure for a bottle, the closure comprising:a top panel having a first edge and a second edge;
a first skirt portion having a top edge and a bottom edge, the first skirt portion top edge coupled with the first edge of the top panel;
a second skirt portion having a top edge and a bottom edge, the second skirt portion top edge coupled with the second edge of the top panel, wherein the first edge of the top panel is opposite the second edge of the top panel;
an outer frame having a top edge and a bottom edge, the bottom edge of the outer frame coupled with the first skirt portion bottom edge and the second skirt portion bottom edge, the outer frame extending toward the top panel with an outward flare such that the top edge of the outer frame is located radially outward from and is not directly connected with the top panel; and
a plurality of lugs extending radially inward from the outer frame, the plurality of lugs configured to interface with threads on a neck of a bottle and engage with a plurality of lug retention areas to retain the closure in place over the neck, wherein the plurality of lugs are configured to release from the plurality of lug retention areas of the bottle under an external force applied inwardly to the outer frame.

US Pat. No. 10,442,576

CONTAINER FOR PACKAGING FILLING MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A WEB MATERIAL

Nordfolien GMBH, Steinfe...

1. Container for packaging filling materials, in particular a bag or pouch made of plastic film, the plastic film having longitudinal sides, the container having a top region, a base region and a side region and comprising at least one container wall surrounding the filling material, which has at least one front and rear wall, the front and rear wall each having an inner side, wherein in the base region of the container between front and rear wall, two inner layers of an interfolding of a web section of the plastic film, which is folded inwards at least on one side on one of its longitudinal sides, are disposed, wherein a standing base connecting the front and rear wall is formed by the interfolding, and comprising a multilayer region comprising more than two superposed layers formed in the top region of the container, wherein the multilayer region has at least one carrying aid formed as an opening, which opening passes at least partially through the layers in the top region, and comprising seams connecting predetermined layers in the side regions and in the top region, wherein in the top region predetermined layers are connected over at least one section by at least one closure means closing the container, below which in the top region a section of the top region located adjacent to the region fitted with the opening has a filling material withdrawal region, wherein the multi-layer region comprising more than two layers is formed in the section of the top region adjoining the filling material withdrawal region, wherein all the layers in the top region are seamlessly interconnected by a connecting seam formed from a plurality of seam sections running at predetermined angles with respect to one another, and wherein at least one section of the connecting seam is disposed so that it runs around the opening at least in some areas in such a manner that in the top region the multilayer region is separated in a sealing manner from the filling space of the container, wherein the multi-layer region comprising more than two layers in the top region between front and rear wall comprises inner layers of an interfolding of the web sections folded inwards along its longitudinal sides, wherein each inwardly projecting layer of the interfolding in the top region has a lowermost end and is fixed by at least one connecting seam section on the inner side of the front or rear wall in order to be able to ensure undisturbed escape of filling material from the filling space via the withdrawal region, and wherein the lowermost ends of the inner layers are exclusively in the part of the top region adjacent to the withdrawal region additionally connected to one another along with the fixing on a corresponding inner side, whereas each inwardly projecting layer of the interfolding in the withdrawal region of the top region is fixed by means of at least one connecting seam section exclusively on the inner side of the front or rear wall.

US Pat. No. 10,441,911

V-TYPE FILTER FRAME

CAMFIL AB, Trosa (SE)

1. A V-type filter frame for receiving at least one filter media pack, said V-type filter frame being arranged to be mounted to a filter holding structure, the V-type filter frame comprising first and second side plates and a molded plastic rectangular front plate coupled to the side plates, said side plates each comprising a front edge portion and an opposite rear edge portion and the front plate having a front surface and a back surface, the back surface of the front plate comprising:a first coupling portion comprising a first groove configured to receive the front edge portion of the first side plate,
a second coupling portion comprising a second groove configured to receive the front edge portion of the second side plate,
a first trough for receiving a front edge of a filter media pack, extending between the first and the second coupling portions of the front plate,
wherein, when the first and second side plates are coupled to the first and second coupling portions of the front plate respectively, there is a void at the first groove between the front plate and the front edge portion of the first side plate, and a void at the second groove between the front plate and the front edge portion of the second side plate, wherein said first trough is in fluid connection with each of said first groove and said second groove, such that a fluid deposited in the first trough can pass through said fluid connection and into the voids, said fluid connection thereby allowing the simultaneous application of a fluid sealant to the first trough and grooves of the front plate.

US Pat. No. 10,441,729

AUTOINJECTOR WITH SELECTABLE RELEASE MODE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection device for injecting medicaments, comprising:a housing;
a needle protection sleeve, a portion of which is configured to protrude from a distal end of the housing;
a needle protection spring configured to move the needle protection sleeve from a proximal position into a distal position;
a syringe device comprising a syringe holder, which is axially moveable in the needle protection sleeve, a syringe comprising a piston, a medicament and a needle on a distal end of the syringe device, wherein the syringe is placed in the syringe holder of the syringe device;
a holding device;
a releasing element surrounding the holding device and in contact with the needle protection spring;
a drive device configured to be axially moveable in the housing and to be uncoupled from the holding device, wherein the drive device stores energy for moving the syringe holder in a distal direction and for discharging the medicament by advancing the piston in the distal direction in the syringe; and
a release button assembly comprising a release button for enabling the drive device to be uncoupled from the holding device,
wherein the release button is operatively connected to the drive device and to the holding device, such that a distal movement of the release button causes the drive device to move distally whereby the holding device is shifted by the drive device in the distal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,453

VIRTUAL SENSOR SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A mobile electronic device comprising:a transmitter to transmit data and a receiver to receive data; and
one or more sensors; wherein, upon receipt of a measurement request broadcasted from a requestor, the measurement request including one or more measurement requirements including at least one type of sensor measurement, the mobile electronic device is to:
compare the one or more measurement requirements against at least sensor capabilities of the mobile electronic device to determine if the mobile electronic device is able to obtain at least one type of sensor measurement in the broadcasted measurement request,
upon a determination that there is a match between the sensor capabilities and the one or more measurement requirements, perform a measurement as a virtual sensor utilizing at least one of the one or more sensors to produce sensor data, and
transmit a response including the sensor data to the requestor.

US Pat. No. 10,448,445

ESTABLISHING SIMULTANEOUS RADIO CONNECTION BETWEEN A USER EQUIPMENT AND TWO ENODEBS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A first radio station configured to operate a first cell, the first radio station comprising:an interface connected with a second radio station operating a second cell; and
at least one hardware processor configured to:
output a first request to the second radio station via the interface, wherein the first request is configured to request the second radio station to prepare radio resources for aggregating the first cell with the second cell by a radio terminal, while an established first radio connection between the first radio station and the radio terminal is maintained on the first cell;
receive, from the second radio station via the interface, radio resource configuration information of the second cell; and
transmit, to the radio terminal, radio connection configuration information message including at least the radio resource configuration information of the second cell while the established first radio connection between the radio terminal and the first radio station is maintained, wherein
the first request includes information related to a first bearer, and
the first bearer is a bearer between the second radio station and a core network connected with the first radio station and the second radio station.

US Pat. No. 10,448,439

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus performing wireless communication with a terminal apparatus, comprising:a regular connection control unit making connection to and performing wireless communication with an external access point; and
a temporary connection control unit that makes a temporary connection to the terminal apparatus through an internal access point and receives connection setting information of the external access point from the terminal apparatus through wireless communication based on the temporary connection,
wherein the identification information of the internal access point includes a first character string and a second character string,
wherein the temporary connection control unit informs a user of authentication information after making the temporary connection to the terminal apparatus, and
wherein the temporary connection control unit changes the second character string of the identification information in response to the temporary connection control unit determining that the temporary connection control unit does not receive the authentication information from the terminal apparatus through the wireless communication based on the temporary connection.

US Pat. No. 10,448,432

FREQUENCY DOMAIN PRACH FILTER FOR PRACH SIGNAL RECOVERY

Hong Kong Applied Science...

16. A frequency domain physical random access channel (PRACH) filter for PRACH signal recovery, wherein the PRACH signal is received in an uplink signal multiplexed with one or more other channels having a different subcarrier spacing than a subcarrier spacing of the PRACH, the method comprising:indices for PRACH recovery, wherein the indices for PRACH recovery comprise sample indices within orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and requisite sample indices;
an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) with down-sampling circuit configured to compute down-sampled PRACH signal data from frequency domain symbols using the sample indices within the OFDM symbols for a format of a PRACH sequence of the PRACH signal; and
an OFDM symbol mapping circuit configured to map the PRACH signal data to PRACH requisite samples using the requisite sample indices for the format of the PRACH sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,448,390

TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES FOR ENABLING AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a first apparatus, comprising:determining at least one constraint for communicating with a second apparatus;
generating a frame that solicits a response;
outputting the frame for transmission to the second apparatus, wherein at least a last symbol of the frame is transmitted in a manner determined by the at least one constraint to allow the second apparatus to transmit the response within a determined period, wherein the at least one constraint comprises a rate limit, and wherein generating the frame comprises:
using padding in the at least the last symbol when the frame is to be transmitted at a rate greater than the rate limit; and
indicating, in a header of the frame, a duration of the padding in the at least the last symbol;
wherein the at least the last symbol of the frame is to be transmitted at a rate less than or equal to the rate limit; and
wherein a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of the at least the last symbol is set equal to:
an MCS of a data portion of the frame, when the MCS of the data portion corresponds to a data rate that is less than the rate limit; or
an MCS corresponding to the rate limit, when the MCS of the data portion corresponds to a data rate that is greater than or equal to the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,448,389

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) signal by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information on configurations for a plurality of search space sets from a base station, wherein the information on the configurations for the plurality of search space sets includes information on respective monitoring periodicities of the plurality of search space sets;
determining, based on the respective monitoring periodicities of the plurality of search space sets, search space sets in which the user equipment should monitor the PDCCH signal for a unit of time; and
performing blind-decoding for the determined search space sets,
wherein the user equipment performs the blind-decoding for the determined search space sets within a maximum number Nmax,PDCCH of PDCCH candidates that the user equipment can monitor in the unit of time, and within a maximum number Nmax,CCE of control channel elements (CCEs) that the user equipment can monitor in the unit of time,
wherein the user equipment does not perform the blind decoding for PDCCH candidates that exceed the Nmax,PDCCH or the Nmax,CCE, from among PDCCH candidates included in the determined search space sets, and
wherein the user equipment selects PDCCH candidates included in a first search space set first, for the blind decoding, from among the determined search space sets, the first search space set related to a common search space (CSS).

US Pat. No. 10,447,597

PATH AND LATENCY TRACKING

BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. For a network comprising a plurality of forwarding elements, a particular forwarding element comprising:a data-plane forwarding circuit comprising a plurality of configurable data processing circuits in a plurality of data processing stages, the data processing circuits configured to implement:
(i) a plurality of message forwarding circuits to process data tuples associated with data messages received by the IC forwarding element in order to forward the data messages within the network, wherein a particular message associated with a particular message flow stores a path identifier that identifies a set of forwarding elements that the particular message traversed to reach the particular forwarding element and each of a plurality of the forwarded data messages stores an encoded path identifier that is derived by encoding the path identifier of each message into a more compact format; and
(ii) a path-tracking circuit to identify paths through the network that data message flows take to reach the particular forwarding element and to detect when a data message flow changes its path by storing, in a set of data plane memories, the encoded path identifier for each message flow that is contained in the last received message in that flow, and comparing the encoded path identifier stored in each message with the encoded path identifier that the path-tracking circuit stores for that message's flow in order to determine whether that message has taken a different path than prior messages in that message's flow to reach the particular forwarding element, wherein the compact formats of the encoded path identifiers allow the path-tracking circuit to process more quickly the encoded path identifiers; and
a control-plane circuit to configure the configurable data processing circuits of the data plane forwarding circuit to implement the message forwarding circuits and the path-tracking circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,447,347

WIRELESS CHARGER AND HIGH SPEED DATA OFF-LOADER

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A wireless control system comprising:a wireless charging device including a transmitter to transmit a charging signal, a first receiver to receive a data signal and a second receiver to receive a low energy signal;
a sensor device including a memory for storing sensed data, a first receiver to receive a charging signal, a first transmitter to transmit a data signal, and a second receiver to receive a low energy signal, wherein the transmitter of the wireless charging device is a transceiver operating in a fast data transfer protocol and the second receiver of the wireless charging device operates in a slower data transfer protocol, and wherein one of the protocols is used for the data transfer from the sensor device; and
a user device including a low energy transmitter in communication with the second receiver of the wireless charging device and the second receiver of the sensor device, the user device operative to initiate a data transfer from the sensor device to the wireless charging device.

US Pat. No. 10,446,957

RETAINER ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH CONNECTOR AND METHOD MAKING THE SAME

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An retainer assembly for use with an electrical connector, comprising:an insulative retaining clip forming a receiving space with an insertion opening to communicate with an exterior in a front-to-back direction, a top wall having a pair of retaining arms located above the receiving space and defining a center opening between said pair of retaining arms in a transverse direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction, said center opening communicating with the receiving space in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the front-to-back direction and the transverse direction;
a CPU (Central Processing Unit) including a base plate and a central protrusion extending upwardly from the base plate, the CPU defining a pair of sliding grooves on a pair of lateral sides spaced from each other in the transverse direction; wherein
the CPU is assembled to the retaining clip along the front-to-back direction by the pair of retaining arms receivably moving along the pair of sliding grooves, respectively, and after assembled, the base plate is received in the receiving space and the central protrusion extends upwardly through the center opening and above the top wall.

US Pat. No. 10,444,083

MULTI-FIBER OPTIC SENSING SYSTEM

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A fiber optic sensing system comprising:a plurality of optical probes;
a light source;
a light splitting unit connecting the light source to the plurality of optical probes; and
at least one optical filter disposed in a light path from the light source to the plurality of optical probes for controlling simultaneous or sequential temperature measurement by the plurality of optical probes,
wherein the light splitting unit splits a light emitted from the light source into a plurality of divided lights, the divided lights being transmitted to the plurality of optical probes.

US Pat. No. 10,443,979

TURRET ASSEMBLY

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A turret assembly configured to be coupleable to the combination of a rifle scope and a rifle, to adjust the position of the rifle scope relative to the rifle, the turret assembly comprising:a turret body, the turret body having a first end and a second end, the turret body defining a turret axis;
a jacking screw coupled to the first end of the turret body, the jacking screw configured for rotational movement relative to the turret body about the turret axis, wherein movement of the jacking screw is configured to adjust the rifle scope in relation to the rifle;
a turret cap coupled to the second end of the turret body, the turret cap configured for rotational movement relative to the turret body about the turret axis, wherein movement of the turret cap initiates movement of the jacking screw; and
an indicator coupled to the turret body, the indicator configured to depict information about the position of the turret cap relative to the turret body, wherein the indicator is configured for only translational movement relative to the turret body along the turret axis.

US Pat. No. 10,443,838

METHOD FOR FORMING CONSISTENTLY-SIZED AND CONTROLLABLY-TIMED DROPLETS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method for forming substantially consistently-sized and substantially controllably-timed droplets comprising:providing an opening with a conical protrusion passing through the opening, the conical protrusion ending at a tip below the opening, wherein:
a process liquid is provided to the opening at a controlled flow rate;
the process liquid, passing through the opening and flowing along the conical protrusion, forms droplets of the process liquid on the tip that reaches a substantially consistent droplet size and fall; and,
the process liquid continues to pass through the opening at an even time interval based on the flow rate;
whereby the droplets are substantially consistently-sized and substantially controllably-timed.

US Pat. No. 10,443,438

TURBOPUMP MACHINE WITH ISOLATED COOLING PASSAGE DISCHARGE

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE, INC.,...

1. A turbopump machine comprising:a housing;
a shaft rotatably supported in the housing on a set of bearings;
an axial pump coupled with the shaft;
a circumferential discharge volute fluidly coupled with the axial pump;
a turbine coupled with the shaft, the turbine including a blade row disposed in an axial turbine flowpath having an axial turbine flowpath discharge that is fluidly coupled with the circumferential discharge volute;
a cooling passage disposed between the housing and the shaft about the set of bearings, the cooling passage having a cooling passage discharge fluidly coupled with the circumferential discharge volute, wherein the cooling passage discharge is adjacent the axial turbine flowpath discharge; and
a seal isolating the cooling passage discharge from the axial turbine flowpath discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,442,399

VEHICLES AND CLOUD SYSTEMS FOR SHARING E-KEYS TO ACCESS AND USE VEHICLES

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method for processing communications with electronics associated with a vehicle to provide a user access to the vehicle, the processing being facilitated by one or more servers of a cloud processing system, comprising,receiving a request to grant access to the vehicle, the vehicle being pre-associated to a user account of the cloud processing system that enable use options of the vehicle;
generating a unique access code for the request, wherein the unique access code is configured with privileges for use of the vehicle, the privileges being applied during use of the vehicle;
encrypting the unique access code, the encrypting is configured for decryption by a process executed by electronics associated with of the vehicle; and
sending, responsive to the request to grant access to the vehicle, the encrypted unique access code to the vehicle over a wireless network to grant access;
wherein said electronics associated with said vehicle is configured to decrypt the encrypted access code and enable access to use said vehicle in accordance with the privileges for use defined by said unique access code, the privileges for use further defining a period of time during which the unique access code is to be active;
wherein the unique access code when active operates as an electronic key (e-key) for the vehicle to enable one or more functions of unlocking of the vehicle, locking the vehicle, starting the vehicle, or driving the vehicle; and
capturing video, by a camera of the vehicle, of an area that includes the vehicle during the period of time in which the unique access code is to be active, such that actions taken by a recipient of the granted access is recorded by one or more frames of said video, said video being accessible by an owner of the vehicle or administrator of the vehicle via the user account.
US Pat. No. 10,441,554

ORAL AMPHETAMINE COMPOSITION

ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. An orally disintegrating pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) taste-masked drug containing particles comprising:
(i) drug-containing core particles comprising a therapeutically effective amount of racemic amphetamine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof and at least one excipient;
(ii) a first taste-masking membrane comprising ethylcellulose and excluding pharmaceutically acceptable gastrosoluble polymers, wherein the first taste-masking membrane is disposed on the drug-containing core particles and has a membrane thickness of from about 5% to about 10% by wt. of the taste-masked drug containing particle, and
(iii) a second taste-masking membrane comprising ethylcellulose and aminoalkyl methacrylate copolymer at a ratio of about 50/50 by wt., wherein the second taste-masking membrane is disposed on the first taste-masking membrane and the second taste-masking membranes has a thickness of from about 15% to about 30% by wt. of the taste-masked drug containing particle;
(b) a disintegrant;
(c) a sugar alcohol or saccharide, or mixture thereof; and
wherein if the orally disintegrating pharmaceutical composition comprises 30 mg of racemic amphetamine sulfate, after administration the orally disintegrating pharmaceutical composition provides one or more of the following:
an AUCinf ranging from about 80% to about 125% of about 400-600 hr*ng/mL;
a Cmax ranging from about 80% to about 125% of about 25-35 ng/mL; or
a Tmax ranging from about 80% to about 125% of about 2-4 hrs.

US Pat. No. 10,448,536

PORTABLE RACK DOLLY, RETROFIT KIT AND METHODS OF USE

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A system configured to modify a device rack into a portable rack dolly, comprising:a wheel assembly, the wheel assembly including a wheel shaft, a first wheel rotationally coupled to the wheel shaft, and a second wheel rotationally coupled to the wheel shaft, the wheel shaft including a first shaft position and a second shaft position;
a first bracket configured to be coupled to a device rack on a first side at a first low position, the first bracket including a first open slot configured to cooperate with the first shaft position on the wheel shaft, the first open slot including a first receiving portion configured to receive the wheel shaft at the first shaft position, a first delivery portion configured to deliver the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack forwards, and a first locking portion configured to secure the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack backwards;
a second bracket configured to be coupled to the device rack on a second side at a second low position, the second bracket including a second open slot configured to cooperate with the second shaft position on the wheel shaft, the second open slot including a second receiving portion configured to receive the wheel shaft at the second shaft position, a second delivery portion configured to deliver the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack forwards, and a second locking portion configured to secure the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack backward; and
a handle assembly coupled to the device rack, the handle assembly configured to support tilting the device rack forwards and backwards.

US Pat. No. 10,448,512

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a core board comprising an insulating layer, the insulating layer having a cavity formed therein;
a first insulating layer disposed on a surface of the core board;
a second insulating layer comprising a different material from the first insulating layer disposed on an opposite surface of the core board from the first insulating layer;
an electronic element disposed in the cavity; and
an insulating member disposed between inner surfaces of the cavity and the electronic element,
wherein the second insulating layer is disposed in contact with the electronic element,
a modulus of elasticity of the insulating member is lower than a modulus of elasticity of the first insulating layer,
the electronic element has a surface on which electrodes are disposed,
the first insulating layer comprises glass fiber impregnated with resin, and
the glass fiber impregnated with resin is disposed in contact with the insulating layer of the core board and the surface of the electronic element on which the electrodes are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,490

DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

USAI, LLC, New Windsor, ...

13. A system for distributed lighting control comprising:a digital power module configured to connect to a source of electrical power, said digital power module having:
a processor connected to a non-transitory storage;
a plurality of inputs;
at least one digital output;
a first fixture control module including:
an input;
a first color channel having a first lighting element;
said first color channel being addressable to any one of a plurality of addresses from a set of predefined addresses;
said digital power module being adapted to send output control signals to said input of said first fixture control module to control the lighting element, in response to input control signals received over said inputs of said digital power module; and
said digital power module having a first mode wherein said processor is configured to address said output control signals according to a first address table in said storage, where said first address table has a unique address from said set of predefined addresses for each unique combination of said plurality of inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,448,463

INDUCTION HEATING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method for managing an induction heating system, the induction heating system comprising:an electrically conducting load;
an inverter circuit comprising a switching section and a resonant section, the switching section comprising switching devices adapted to generate an AC current from an AC input voltage comprising a plurality of half-waves, and the resonant section comprising an induction heating coil adapted to receive the AC current for generating a corresponding time-varying magnetic field in order to generate heat in the electrically conducting load by inductive coupling, wherein the AC current oscillates at an actuation frequency of the switching devices and has an envelope comprising a plurality of half-waves corresponding to the half-waves of the AC input voltage, and wherein the amount of heat generated in the load depends on the electric power delivered to the load through the induction heating coil, such delivered electric power depending in turn on the frequency of the AC current,
the method comprising performing at least once the following sequence of phases a)-g):
a) receiving an indication about a target electric power value to be delivered to the load;
b) varying, within a same half-wave of the envelope, the actuation frequency according to a sequence of actuation frequency values, each actuation frequency value of the sequence being set for a corresponding time interval corresponding to a fraction of the duration of the half-wave of the envelope;
c) for each actuation frequency value of the sequence, calculating a corresponding current peak value based on a corresponding set of at least one absolute value peak assumed by the AC current during the corresponding time interval, so as to generate a corresponding current peak/actuation frequency relation;
d) generating an electric power/current peak relation, said electric power/current peak relation depicting how the delivered electric power varies as a function of the current peak of the AC current;
e) selecting a current peak value corresponding to the target electric power exploiting said electric power/current peak relation;
f) selecting an actuation frequency value corresponding to the selected current peak value exploiting said current peak/actuation frequency relation;
g) setting the actuation frequency based on said selected actuation frequency value.

US Pat. No. 10,448,447

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A BEARER TYPE CHANGE FOR A RADIO BEARER

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a bearer type change, comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message on a signaling radio bearer (SRB) from a first base station (BS), wherein the first RRC message configures a data radio bearer (DRB) which is a secondary cell group (SCG) bearer type or a split bearer type, and configures a first packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configuration for the DRB;
transmitting a first RRC response message to the first BS on the SRB, in response to the first RRC message;
establishing a first PDCP entity for the DRB according to the first PDCP configuration;
transmitting a first plurality of PDCP Service Data Units (SDUs) to a second BS according to the PDCP entity and a TX_NEXT associated to the PDCP entity;
receiving a second RRC message on the SRB from the first BS, wherein the second message configures the DRB from the SCG bearer type or the split bearer type to a master cell group (MCG) bearer type, and configures a second PDCP configuration for the DRB;
transmitting a second RRC response message on the SRB to the first BS, in response to the second RRC message;
releasing the first PDCP entity, and establishing a second PDCP entity according to the second PDCP configuration; and
transmitting a second plurality of PDCP SDUs to the first BS according to the second PDCP entity and a TX_HFN and a Next_PDCP_TX_SN associated to the second PDCP entity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,413

DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD AND USER TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, comprising:receiving, from a base station, downlink control information (DCI) including information on a modulation and coding scheme (MCS);
receiving, from the base station, downlink data; and
processing the received data based on the information on the MCS and a MCS table among a plurality of MCS tables,
wherein each of the plurality of MCS tables indicates modulation orders and code rates,
wherein the plurality of MCS tables comprise a first MCS table which supports 256 QAM and a second MCS table which does not support 256 QAM, and
wherein a number of MCS indexes in the first MCS table is equal to a number of MCS indexes in the second MCS table.

US Pat. No. 10,448,397

CHANNEL BONDING TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
logic for a wireless communication device, at least a portion of the logic implemented in circuitry coupled to the memory, the logic to:
generate a channel bonding request frame for transmission to a remote device, the channel bonding request frame to comprise first channel information indicating a plurality of locally-clear wireless channels, wherein the channel bonding request frame is a ready-to-send (RTS) frame;
identify, based on second channel information comprised in a received channel bonding response frame, a bonded channel set comprising two or more of the plurality of locally-clear wireless channels; and
generate a data frame for transmission to the remote device via a combined bandwidth of the bonded channel set.

US Pat. No. 10,448,309

CALLING LINE/NAME IDENTIFICATION OF ENTERPRISE SUBSCRIBERS IN MOBILE CALLS

TANGO NETWORKS, INC., Pl...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, by an enterprise gateway server, a mobile telephone as a destination to which a call should be routed based on criteria comprising at least one of call routing criteria and profile criteria;
terminating, by the enterprise gateway server, the call to a wireless network;
sending, via the wireless network, a trigger message to a carrier gateway server to proceed with routing the call, wherein the trigger message comprises dialed digits associated with the call, and wherein responsive to the trigger message being received, the carrier gateway server communicates with the enterprise gateway server to route the call;
determining whether a subscriber associated with the mobile telephone has an active badge status according to a designated time permitting calls to be routed to the mobile telephone; and
responsive to identifying the active badge status, permitting the call to be routed to the mobile telephone.

US Pat. No. 10,447,565

MECHANISM FOR ANALYZING CORRELATION DURING PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION OF AN APPLICATION CHAIN

BULL SAS, Les Clayes Sou...

1. A device comprising at least one computer machine and a software for executing a correlation analysis mechanism during performance degradation of an application linking chain, the device comprising a hardware and software arrangement for storing a measuring repository, said measuring repository comprising a hardware and software arrangement for measuring, by consumption probes, a usage level of each resource on an array of servers constituting the application linking chain during periods of performance degradation, then storing these levels in a memory of the measuring repository, in association with the periods of performance degradation, wherein the device further comprises:an editing hardware and software arrangement of a configuration repository of data from the measuring repository; and
a categorisation module of performance problems as a function of the measuring and configuration repositories, wherein the categorisation module of the performance problems comprises at least one hardware and software arrangement for carrying out:
creation of a category “shared resources” for a resource, among the resources on the array of servers, used by several servers, among the array of servers, comprising associations of usage levels, by each server, of said resource, this creation being achieved by means of interactions between the resources of the servers available in the measuring repository in order to create, per resource, a general usage level of said resource stored in a first memory of the categorisation module in association with a list of all the servers sharing this resource;
comparison of all the measured usage levels of the resources and available in the measuring repository with real and theoretical maximum usage levels of each resource available in the configuration repository, to create a category “external event”, stored in a second memory of the categorisation module, when the measured usage levels of a resource are not coherent with real and theoretical maximum usage levels of each resource available in the configuration repository, and storage of this resource in a list of resources classified as external event;
comparison of the measured usage levels of resources and available in the measuring repository with the periods when the performance problems occurred and available in the configuration repository to create the categories “single systematic problem” and “different problems”, and storage of a resource in a third memory of the categorisation module dedicated to the “single systematic problems” when the measured usage levels of this resource are identical over different periods, and storage of a resource in a fourth memory of the categorisation module dedicated to the “different problems” when measured usage levels of several resources are different over several periods;
comparison of the usage levels of measured resources available in the measuring repository during periods when the performance problems occurred with the usage levels of the same resources measured during periods when the performance problems did not occur and available in the configuration repository, in order to create the category “absence of problem” and store, in a dedicated fifth memory of the categorisation module, each resource for which said usage levels are similar; and
generation of a category report.

US Pat. No. 10,446,986

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH ADDITIONAL SHIELDING

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a contact module including a plurality contacts retained in an insulator;
an insulative elongated housing, in which the contact module is received, extending along a longitudinal direction to define opposite top and bottom surfaces in a vertical direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, a pair of side surfaces along the longitudinal direction, and opposite front and rear surfaces in a front-to-back direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the vertical direction, said housing further defining a horizontal rear middle surface between the top surface and the bottom surface in the vertical direction and a vertical rearward surface roughly joined with the middle surface and rearwardly facing in the front-to-back direction;
a metallic shielding unit including:
a one piece primary shell being of a frame structure and forming a top wall covering the top surface, a lower wall covering a bottom surface, a pair of side walls covering the pair of side surfaces; and
a one piece Z-shaped secondary shell forming a vertical first section covering the rearward surface, a horizontal second section extending from an upper edge of the first section to cover the middle surface, and further an addition section extending from a lower edge of the first section to be located below and welded to the lower wall so as to prevent any EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) leakage, in the front-to-back direction, between the primary shell and the secondary shell around a corner between the bottom surface and the rearward surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,446,966

SPRING CONTACT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

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

1. A spring contact to which a compressive load is to be imposed, the spring contact comprising:a base;
a first elastic arm of a helical shape, including a first fixed end supported on the base and a first end portion at a free end;
a first contact provided at the first end portion and protruding in a direction from which the compressive load acts;
a second elastic arm of a helical shape, including a second fixed end supported on the base and a second end portion at a free end; and
a second contact provided at the second end portion, the second contact being placed independent of the first contact and protruding from the second end portion in the direction from which the compressive load acts,
wherein the first contact and the second contact are configured to directly contact a connection target member when the compressive load is imposed.

US Pat. No. 10,446,084

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a plurality of display pixels;
a plurality of data lines that are connected to the display pixels; and
a plurality of sensing lines that are connected to the display pixels,
wherein:
each display pixel comprises:
a driving transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal;
a capacitor connected to the first terminal of the driving transistor;
a first transistor connected to the data line and the first terminal of the driving transistor;
a light-emitting element connected to the third terminal of the driving transistor configured to emit light;
a second transistor connected between the sensing line and the light-emitting element; and
a third transistor connected between the third terminal of the driving transistor and the light-emitting element,
wherein:
during a data writing period, the first transistor is in a turn on state and the second transistor is in a turn off state;
during a light emitting period, the first transistor is in a turn off state, and the third transistor is in a turn on state; and
during a sensing period, the first transistor is in a turn off state, and the second transistor is in a turn on state.

US Pat. No. 10,445,983

SMART PROGRESSIVE GAMING SYSTEM

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is used to detect access to the interior of the cabinet;
a power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, receiving power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors and monitoring access to the cabinet when the power supply is unpowered;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, outputting content associated with play of one or more wager-based games;
an input source receiving one or more selections from a player;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, storing non-transitory gaming software used to generate the one or more wager-based games on the gaming machine wherein the gaming software defines a plurality of selectable prize structures and a plurality of sets of virtual reel strips wherein predetermined permutations of chance spins of the sets of the virtual reel strips are respectively associated with one of the plurality of selectable prize structures and wherein properties of each of the predetermined permutations of chance spins of the sets of the virtual reel strips are selected such that a probability of winning respective progressive prizes remains approximately constant for each of the sets;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the locked box within the interior of the cabinet and storing crucial data associated with a play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game;
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the power supply, the power-off security device, the plurality of security sensors, the display, the non-volatile memory and the power-hit tolerant memory, the gaming machine controller 1) controlling the play of the plurality of instances of the wager-based game, 2) monitoring the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect tilt conditions; 3) storing at least some data associated with the play of the plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory; and 4) generating an outcome for a particular instance of the wager-based game;
wherein said generating of the outcome for the particular instance of the wager-based game includes automatically determining if a hit for a participated-in progressive jackpot pool occurred within a predetermined smart-awards time window but after a first-in-time other winner has been determined for the progressive jackpot pool and responsive to determining that the hit occurred within the predetermined smart-awards time window, providing to a current player of the gaming machine, a smart-awards award from a background-funded smart-awards reserve fund, the provided smart-awards award matching the progressive jackpot won by the determined first-in-time other winner.

US Pat. No. 10,445,980

SYSTEM FOR EFFECTING TRADING OF CURRENCY

Milestone Entertainment L...

1. A system for effecting trading of currency, both real money and virtual currency, in a multiple user environment, each user having an associated account with the system, over a communications network between the multiple users of the system at one or more distributed locations, the users utilizing first and second display enabled devices including memory adapted to receive and store a program from the system, the first display enabled devices having first display capabilities and the second electronic devices having second display capabilities, the first display capabilities being different from the second display capabilities, comprising:a system interface for receiving communications from and sending communications to the display enabled devices of the users of the system,
a display system for generating graphical user interfaces, the display system selectively providing a first graphical user interface adapted for the first display capabilities of the first electronic communication devices and a second graphical user interface for the second display capabilities of the second electronic communication devices, the system including graphical display capability wherein the first graphical user interface and second graphical user interface are different responsive to the first display capabilities and second display capabilities of the communication devices, the displays having at least some common portions for all of the display enabled devices, for at least:
sending communications regarding the trading of the currency, the display having at least some common portion among the multiple users for all of the display enabled devices of the users, and
a registration interface to receive user identification, including at least an e-mail address, and system to verify user identification, the registration interface providing a user account,
a financial data database including information on user accounts, the information including registration information and input received from the user including an amount of currency to be converted to virtual currency and account display information for output to the user of the amount of virtual currency in the user account, the financial data database including encrypted information,
an input to receive a communication corresponding to the funding of the account,
virtual currency multiplier memory for storing a multiplier factor to generate a calculated amount of virtual currency based on the amount of currency to be converted,
a processor coupled to the account memory and the virtual currency multiplier memory,
(1) the processor multiplying the amount of currency to be converted times the multiplier factor, resulting in a corresponding amount of virtual currency,
(2) the amount of virtual currency being stored in the account memory,
(3) the virtual currency being tradable between user accounts, and
(4) the encryption unit providing an encrypted number regarding the account and providing the encrypted number through the system interface to the user display enabled device.

US Pat. No. 10,445,869

ONLINE INSPECTION FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A system for online inspection of a composite structure manufactured by an automated tool, the system comprising:an image acquisition device in proximity to a head of the tool above a surface of the composite structure and defining a field of view on the surface of the composite structure, the image acquisition device and the surface of the composite structure defining a bright-field illumination zone and a dark-field illumination zone;
an illumination system positioned above the surface of the composite structure and comprising:
a top illumination light source inside the bright-field illumination zone, for projecting light at a first intensity onto the surface of the composite structure within the field of view that is reflected by the surface towards the image acquisition device; and
a side illumination light source inside the dark-field illumination zone, for projecting light at a second intensity different from the first intensity onto the surface of the composite structure within the field of view that is reflected by the surface away from the image acquisition device;
an optical adapter positioned between the image acquisition device and the surface of the composite structure for directing a vision axis of the image acquisition device substantially perpendicularly to the surface; and
an enclosure housing at least the illumination system and coupled to the image acquisition device, the enclosure blocking out ambient light and providing control of light onto the surface of the composite structure;
wherein the field of view on the surface is simultaneously illuminated by a combination of the top illumination light source and the side illumination light source by a combination of bright field and dark field illumination, and the light from the top illumination light source fills edges of shadows created by the side illumination light source;
wherein only one of the top illumination light source and the side illumination light source projects red-orange colored light onto the surface to distinguish between plies of the composite structure based on fiber orientation;
wherein said only one of the top illumination light source and the side illumination light source comprises an array of flash Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) having an illumination intensity at least one order of magnitude greater than a continuous mode of LED illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,444,919

LIGHT-TRANSMITTING CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. An optically transparent conductive material comprising:an optically transparent support;
sensor parts electrically connected to terminal areas via peripheral wiring parts; and
dummy parts not electrically connected to the terminal areas, the sensor parts and the dummy parts being disposed on the optically transparent support,
wherein the sensor parts and the dummy parts each have a metal thin wire net-like pattern formed by an assembly of multiple polygons,
wherein the metal thin wire pattern of each dummy part includes disconnection parts, and
wherein the metal thin wire pattern of each dummy part also includes:
a region satisfying the requirement that each polygon sharing one or more vertices with a polygon having no disconnection part includes at least one disconnection part; and/or
a region satisfying the requirement that each polygon sharing one or more vertices with at least one of two polygons sharing a side or a vertex and having no disconnection part includes at least one disconnection part.

US Pat. No. 10,444,403

BIODEGRADABLE OCEANIC DRIFTER TRACKING DEVICE

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Mia...

1. A water body drifter device for tracking movement of a fluid, the device comprising:a floater assembly having a toroid shaped buoy fixedly connected to a floater head disposed interiorly to the toroid shaped buoy, wherein the buoy has a buoyancy sufficient to float the device at least partially on the surface of a water body and to return the device to the at least partial float on the surface of the water body if the floater assembly is submerged under the surface of the water body, the floater head having a recess and a cap sealably attached to the recess for housing a network-enabled controller having at least one processor and at least one memory and housing a power source coupled to power the controller, wherein the network-enabled controller is configured to determine and relay position data for the device to an external receiver;
one or more sensors mounted to the floater assembly to capture physical, chemical or biological data from the water body and/or from the environment around the water body;
a drogue formed of a plurality of blades each spaced from one another, the drogue configured to extend downwardly below the surface of the water body during operation, wherein the blades are sized and weighted to move the device in response to water current or movement of fluid within the water body; and
a flexible connector attached to the floater assembly at one end and the drogue at another end, the flexible connector configured to allow translational movement between the floater assembly and the drogue and to allow rotational movement of the drogue and floater assembly relative to the other,
wherein the floater assembly, the drogue, and the flexible connector are each formed of one or more biodegradable materials.

US Pat. No. 10,443,814

DIFFUSER WITH UPLIGHT

Dialight Corporation, Fa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a light diffusion portion comprising a same shape and approximately a same two dimensional size as a bottom surface of a light source, wherein the bottom surface of the light source comprises an end outside diameter of a housing of the light source and an end outside diameter of the light source;
a light redirection device coupled to an entire perimeter of the light diffusion portion, wherein the light redirection device comprises an apex where the light redirection device and the light diffusion portion meet, wherein the light redirection device is coupled to the light diffusion portion such that a surface of the light redirection device is perpendicular to an angular bisector that runs through the apex and a point between the end outside diameter of the housing of the light source and an end outside diameter of the light source, wherein the angular bisector creates equal angles between the apex and a first line that runs through the apex and the end outside diameter of the housing of the light source and the apex, and a second line that runs through the apex and the end outside diameter of the light source, wherein the light redirection device redirects a first portion of light emitted from the light source in a direction opposite a second portion of light emitted from the light source that travels through the light diffusion portion; and
at least one mechanical coupling member coupled to the light redirection device, wherein the at least one mechanical coupling member is to connect to a corresponding portion of the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,443,366

METHOD OF DELIVERING FRAC FLUID AND ADDITIVES

TETRA Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method for controlled delivery of a fracturing fluid to a well bore comprising:(a) identifying a plurality of sources of an aqueous fluid for the fracturing fluid and providing predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid;
(b) testing the identified plurality of sources of aqueous fluid to determine each source's characteristics;
(c) comparing the tested physical and chemical characteristic data of each source of aqueous fluid identified in step “a” to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid to identify suitability of each identified source for fracturing operations;
(d) after step “c”, if a favorable comparison is made to the predetermined physical and chemical characteristic data for the fracturing fluid, transporting aqueous fluid, obtained from their respective source identified in step “a” to a well site for fracturing operations at least one of the sources that compared favorably in step “c” to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid;
(e) during step “d” testing the aqueous fluid being transported, and comparing the characteristic data to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid;
(f) during steps “d” and “e”, in the event of a failed comparison, introducing at least one additive to treat the aqueous fluid being transported;
(g) repeating steps “e” and “f” until the aqueous base fluid being transported achieves at least one predetermined characteristic in the predetermined characteristic data; and
(h) after step “g”, transporting the treated aqueous fluid to a fracturing system, the fracturing system including a fracturing pump; and
(i) after step “h”, formulating the fracturing fluid with the treated aqueous fluid, and the pump of the fracturing system pumping the fracturing fluid into the wellbore for fracturing operations.

US Pat. No. 10,442,973

SUPER-AMPHIPHOBIC STRONGLY SELF-CLEANING HIGH-PERFORMANCE WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUID AND DRILLING METHOD

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A super-amphiphobic strongly self-cleaning high-performance water-based drilling fluid comprising a polymeric super-amphiphobic agent,the polymeric super-amphiphobic agent comprising structural units A derived from acrylamide, structural units B derived from methyl methacrylate, structural units C derived from butyl acrylate, structural units D derived from a compound represented by the following formula (1), structural units E derived from a silane coupler, and nano-titania;wherein the nano-titania is bonded to the polymeric super-amphiphobic agent via the structural unit E,
the silane coupler is one or more of a silane coupler with double bonds or ?-(2,3-epoxypropoxy) propyl-trimethoxysilane;

R is a C3-C8 perfluoroalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,442,170

DEVICE, SPECIAL PAPER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SHAPED ARTICLES

VOXELJET AG, Friedberg (...

1. A method for producing a three-dimensional body, comprising the steps of:a. printing on a special paper;
b. repeating the printing step until all sectional drawings of a three-dimensional body are present on the special paper in a given layer thickness of the special paper;
c. organizing all printed special papers obtained in step b.) into a suitable arrangement;
d. binding the special papers arranged in this manner;
e. removing the obtained three-dimensional body from unbound special paper;
wherein the special paper includes the following properties:
a. an activatable tendency to bind with an adjacent layer of a special paper;
b. a variable tendency to be dissolved by printing with a medium;
c. a capacity of the special papers to bind to each other due to the activation in the areas defined by printing; and
d. a solubility of the unbound special paper due to the action of a suitable solvent, heat and/or mechanical energy.

US Pat. No. 10,441,014

ARTIFICIAL TREE HAVING MULTIPLE TREE PORTIONS WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS SECURED THEREIN

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An artificial tree, comprising:a first tree portion including a first trunk portion, and a first trunk electrical connector, wherein the first trunk portion comprises a first end, a main portion, and a second end, the main portion defines a main outside diameter and a main inside diameter, the first trunk portion defining a first trunk axis extending between the first end and the second end, and wherein the first trunk electrical connector is inserted into the main portion of the first trunk portion closer to the second end than the first end and comprises a body portion; and
a second tree portion configured to couple to the first tree portion, the second tree portion having a second trunk portion and a second trunk electrical connector, wherein the second trunk portion comprises a first end, an angled transition portion, a narrow portion extending between the first end and the angled transition portion, a main portion, and a second end, the narrow portion defining an outside diameter that is smaller than an outside diameter of the main portion, the angled transition portion joining the narrow portion and the main portion, the second trunk portion defining a second trunk axis extending between the first end and the second end, and wherein the second trunk electrical connector comprises a first portion aligned axially with a second portion, the second portion of the second trunk electrical connector inserted into, and secured to, the main portion of the second trunk portion, and the first portion of the second connector inserted into the narrow portion of the second trunk portion, such that the second trunk electrical connector extends axially from the narrow portion through the angled transition portion of the second trunk portion and into the main portion of the second trunk portion.

US Pat. No. 10,448,469

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for a power converter, the system comprising:a first signal generator configured to receive an input signal and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a winding of a power converter;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with a first modulation period for a first input period and a second modulation period for a second input period;
wherein the first signal generator is further configured to:
determine the first modulation period for the first input period;
change the drive signal between a first logic level and a second logic level at a modulation frequency during the first modulation period;
determine the second modulation period for the second input period; and
change the drive signal between the first logic level and the second logic level at the modulation frequency during the second modulation period;
wherein:
a first pulse corresponds to a first pulse width;
a second pulse corresponds to a second pulse width;
the first modulation period corresponds to a first duration; and
the second modulation period corresponds to a second duration.

US Pat. No. 10,448,452

MOBILE BODY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE BODY COMMUNICATION METHOD

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

1. A mobile body communication system comprising:a home base station configured to control radio communication with a mobile unit;
a macro cell base station configured to control radio communication with one or more mobile units and radio communication with the home base station; and
a quality control server connected to the macro cell base station, configured to:
manage communication quality between the macro cell base station and the home base station,
generate a session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session generation request from the home base station; and
release the session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session release request from the home base station,
wherein the quality control server is configured to transmit a release request to release the generated session when the quality control server determines that communication between the home base station and the quality control server fails, and
in response to the release request, a packet data network gateway releases the generated session and returns a release approval to the quality control server.

US Pat. No. 10,448,449

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DYNAMICALLY PROVISIONING SESSION TIMEOUT INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for dynamically provisioning subscriber based session timeout information, comprising:receiving, from a packet data network gateway (PGW), a request message containing session information parameters corresponding to a session requested by a user equipment device;
determining an absolute timeout period value and an idle timeout period value based on input comprising one or more of the session information parameters, wherein determining the absolute timeout period value and the idle timeout period value includes matching one or more of the session information parameters to one or more threshold values that are mapped to absolute timeout period values and idle timeout period values stored in a database table;
generating a response message containing the determined absolute timeout period value and the determined idle timeout period value; and
sending the generated response message to the PGW, wherein the PGW is configured to apply the absolute timeout period value and the idle timeout period value to the session requested by the user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,423

DATA MULTIPLEXING IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one message comprising:
first configuration parameters of a plurality of cells; and
second configuration parameters of a plurality of logical channels;
receiving a plurality of uplink grants indicating radio resources on the plurality of cells, wherein:
the plurality of uplink grants are received in different transmission time intervals; and
the radio resources comprise one or more resource blocks;
selecting a first plurality of uplink grants of the plurality of uplink grants in response to the first plurality of uplink grants being received during one or more coinciding time durations that the wireless device is configured to monitor a control channel on the plurality of cells;
multiplexing data from one or more logical channels in the plurality of logical channels into one or more transport blocks by processing together the first plurality of uplink grants of the plurality of uplink grants; and
transmitting, via the one or more resource blocks, the one or more transport blocks corresponding to the first plurality of uplink grants.

US Pat. No. 10,448,412

METHOD WHEREBY USER EQUIPMENT RECEIVES DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving downlink control information (DCI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving at least one of single-carrier downlink control information (SICC-DCI) which schedules only one serving cell or multi-carrier downlink control information (MUCC-DCI) which simultaneously schedules multiple serving cells in a subframe; and
blind-decoding the at least one of the SICC-DCI or the MUCC-DCI,
wherein the SICC-DCI is received in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) region located at first N (N is a natural number) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of the subframe,
wherein the MUCC-DCI is received in an enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH) region located at OFDM symbols following the first N OFDM symbols of the subframe,
wherein, when the UE receives both the SICC-DCI and the MUCC-DCI in the subframe, the UE discards the SICC-DCI and regards the MUCC-DCI as valid.

US Pat. No. 10,448,396

METHODS AND APPARATUS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING USER DATA ON A NON-LEGACY CARRIER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

24. A method implemented by a base station in a wireless communication system for transmitting user data to a wireless device upon a first carrier of a first type associated with a non-legacy system, the method comprising:identifying, from a set of transmission resources nominally allocated for transmission of user data by the base station upon the first carrier of the first type, a subset of transmission resources also nominally allocated for transmission of cell-specific reference signals (CRS) upon a second carrier of a second type associated with a legacy system and different from said first type wherein the set of transmission resources nominally allocated for user data comprises resource elements associated with a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) configuration of the wireless device, and; and
selectively transmitting the user data to the wireless device upon the first carrier of the first type exclusive of the identified subset of transmission resources;
wherein the first type of carrier is configured to contain no CRS on the identified subset of transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,448,392

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING TRANSMISSION OF A STATUS UPDATE IN A TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for scheduling transmission of status data from each of a plurality of communication devices in a time division multiple access (TDMA) communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, with a call controller, scheduling information to the each of the plurality of communication devices via an outbound time slot associated with a control channel of a local common TDMA channel to schedule the each of the plurality of communication devices to transmit the status data in a pre-determined sequence via a remote common channel, wherein the remote common channel is separate from the local common TDMA channel; and
receiving the status data from at least one of the plurality of communication devices in the pre-determined sequence via a remote inbound time slot of the remote common channel that is synchronized with an inbound time slot of the local common TDMA channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,388

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a downlink signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving resource block (RB) assignment information comprising a bitmap related to at least one resource block group (RBG) in a bandwidth part (BWP); and
receiving the downlink signal through the at least one RBG informed by the bitmap in the BWP,
wherein a total number of RBGs for the BWP is determined based on (i) an index of a starting RB of the BWP, (ii) a size of the BWP, and (iii) a size of one RBG, and
wherein based on the BWP being an i-th BWP, the total number of RBGs for the BWP is equal to ?(NBWP,isize/P)? or ?(NBWP,isize/P)+1? based on a relationship between the index of the starting RB of the BWP and the size of one RBG, where NBWP,isize denotes a size of the i-th BWP, and P denotes the size of one RBG.

US Pat. No. 10,448,079

VEHICLE CONSOLE CAPABLE OF WIRELESS RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF AUDIO AND VIDEO DATA

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

8. A method of operating a vehicle entertainment system, comprising:providing, at a console, a browser to an occupant of a vehicle;
establishing a wireless connection between the vehicle and a remote device outside the vehicle, the wireless connection with the remote device outside the vehicle is implemented by an 802.11 protocol, wherein the remote device includes a database of media files stored in memory and is configured to access additional media files via the internet in response to a request originating at the vehicle;
displaying, at the console, media content to the occupant of the vehicle via the browser, wherein the media content is available from the remote device;
receiving a selection of the media content, at the console, from the occupant via the browser;
receiving the selected media, content, at the console, from the remote device;
wirelessly providing the selected media content from the console to a display device inside the vehicle;
receiving a wirelessly transmitted broadcast stream from a first hand-held display inside the vehicle;
storing the broadcast stream in a memory; and
wirelessly providing the broadcast stream to a second hand-held display device inside the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,448,028

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING BINARY SETS USING ADAPTIVE TREE SELECTION

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor, configured for encoding picture data for a block in a picture, wherein one or more tree structures are used to encode a binary set of data for indicating coefficient significance for the block, the one or more tree structures each having a plurality of nodes, at least one of the nodes of the at least one of the one or more tree structures being modified responsive to one or more parameters, and wherein some nodes are processed to flip bit values of leaves corresponding to coefficients below a point in a tree structure, and not flip bit values corresponding to coefficients above said point in the tree structure.

US Pat. No. 10,447,065

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION MODULE

Amosense Co., Ltd., Cheo...

1. A wireless power transmission module, comprising:an antenna unit including at least one wireless power transfer antenna;
a magnetic field shielding sheet which shields a magnetic field generated by the antenna unit to suppress external leakage of the magnetic field and concentrate the magnetic field in a desired direction; and
a planar heat radiating plate which is disposed on one surface of the magnetic field shielding sheet,
wherein the planar heat radiating plate includes:
a graphite sheet; and
a metallic protective film which is attached onto one surface of the graphite sheet to protect and conceal the graphite sheet and serve as an auxiliary heat radiating sheet,
wherein the metallic protective film is attached onto the graphite sheet by means of an adhesive layer having thermal conductivity,
wherein the metallic protective film is an aluminum foil or a copper foil, and at least one slit is formed on the aluminum foil or the copper foil,
wherein the slit is formed in a region corresponding to the wireless power transfer antenna in a direction to be perpendicular to a length direction of an antenna pattern or to a tangent line of the antenna pattern, and
wherein the metallic protective film includes a base material layer formed of a metal material and a coating layer which is emissively coated onto at least one surface of the base material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,444,816

SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY AND METHODS THEREFOR

TrickleStar Ltd, Causewa...

1. A system for controlling electric power supply comprising:a device for receiving external signals, converting the external signals into media content, and for broadcasting the media content; and
a sensor for monitoring presence of a user and for detecting a control signal, the sensor is configured for transmitting a sensing signal to the device via a communication protocol,
wherein the device comprises a processing module for receiving and processing the sensing signal, and safely powering down operation of the device in an event the sensor detects that the device is operating in an absence of the user after a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,444,692

ASSEMBLING APPARATUS AND MULTICOMPONENT STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

Cloud Network Technology ...

1. An assembling apparatus for a multi-component structure, the assembling apparatus comprising:a pushing member fixed to a first component, the pushing member is moveable with the first component along an installation direction of the first component; and
a latch unit corresponding to the pushing member, the latch unit mounted to a second component;
when the first component is not installed to a predetermined position of the second component, the latch unit is located in a locking position to prevent the second component from being installed to a third component; when the first component is installed to the predetermined position of the second component, the latch unit is located in an unlocking position, and the second component is released to be installed to the third component.

US Pat. No. 10,444,524

HIGH BRIGHTNESS, MONOLITHIC, MULTISPECTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method of forming a multi-wavelength beam, the method comprising:emitting, from a plurality of beam emitters, a plurality of input optical beams into a non-free-space medium, each beam emitter emitting at an emission wavelength;
combining the plurality of input optical beams into a multi-wavelength beam within the non-free-space medium;
transmitting a first portion of the multi-wavelength beam out of the non-free-space medium; and
reflecting a second portion of the multi-wavelength beam, within the non-free-space medium, thereby causing transmission of the second portion of the multi-wavelength beam back to the plurality of beam emitters, whereby the beam emitters are each stabilized to its emission wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,444,372

DETECTING TIMING ANOMALIES

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A method, comprising:processing first timing data accessed from a validated clock source;
processing second timing data accessed from an unvalidated receiver source, wherein the validated clock source is independent of the unvalidated receiver source;
analyzing the processed first timing data and the processed second timing data for an adjustable interval of time to determine a threat detection value, wherein the analyzing comprises:
detecting a pulse per second (PPS) received from the unvalidated receiver source;
initiating a cycle counter, wherein the cycle counter counts a quantity of cycles received from the validated clock source; and
latching the initiated cycle counter to a leading edge of the detected pulse per second (PPS) of the unvalidated source; and
generating a threat alert message when the threat detection value meets a configurable threat detection threshold, wherein the threat alert message identifies an anomaly in either the validated clock source or the unvalidated receiver source.

US Pat. No. 10,441,252

MEDICAL TOILET WITH USER CUSTOMIZED HEALTH METRIC VALIDATION SYSTEM

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A medical toilet comprising:a toilet comprising:
a first medical device; and
a second medical device,
wherein the first medical device performs a first measurement according to a first adjustable parameter and the second medical device performs a second measurement according to a second adjustable parameter; and
a health measurement management system disposed on or in the toilet, the health measurement management system comprising:
a controller, the controller comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium and a memory, wherein the memory stores:
a user information file, wherein the user information file comprises one or more of the following: a physical status, a demographic status, and a medical status;
a first result, wherein the first result is collected by the first measurement; and
a second result, wherein the second result is collected by the second measurement;
wherein the controller selects the first measurement and the second measurement according to one or more of the user's physical status, the demographic status, and the medical status,
wherein the controller selects a first setting for the first adjustable parameter and a second setting for the second adjustable parameter, each according to one or more of the user's physical status, the demographic status, and the medical status,
wherein the controller calculates a numerical estimate of validity of the first result by applying at least one set of rules to at least one of the first result and the second result, and
wherein the controller selects the at least one set of rules according to one or more of the user's physical status, the demographic status, and the medical status.

US Pat. No. 10,448,520

VOICE-ACTIVATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY WITH SEPARABLE BASE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first portion with a first internal surface having a first attachment structure and a first external surface that is attached to and extends beyond the first internal surface in a direction opposite the first attachment structure, wherein the first portion further includes one or more speakers that are enclosed by the first internal surface;
a second portion with a second internal surface having a second attachment structure and a circular opening;
the first and second internal surfaces having compatible shapes that permit the first and second portions to be moved from a separated position to a joined position by movement of the first internal surface through the circular opening of the second portion, such that when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position the first and second internal surfaces form a nested arrangement that allows for interaction between the first and second attachment structures, wherein:
when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position, the first portion abuts the second portion, and the one or more speakers protrude into and are concealed within the second portion, the one or more speakers facing an interior surface of the second portion and being configured to project sound towards the interior surface of the second portion;
the first and second attachment structures being configured to form a secure but separable connection to one another via magnetic attraction when the first and second portions are in the joined position; and
the first portion and the second portion being configured to be joined securely and separated through manual human manipulation of one or both of the first portion and the second portion to move the first and second portions between the separated and joined positions.

US Pat. No. 10,448,511

COMPONENT SHEET AND METHOD OF SINGULATING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method comprising:imaging a first fiducial marker located at a predetermined location on a sheet of components;
imaging a second fiducial marker located at a predetermined location on the sheet of components;
determining the orientation of the sheet of components in response to imaging the first fiducial marker and imaging the second fiducial marker; and
aligning at least one of the sheet of components and a singulating device in response to determining the orientation of the sheet of components, wherein determining the orientation of at least one of the sheet of components includes fitting an axis between an image of the first fiducial marker and the second fiducial marker and comparing the axis to an axis associated with the singulating device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,509

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE VIAS HAVING TWO OR MORE CONDUCTIVE ELEMENTS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device assembly, comprising:a substrate comprising electrically insulating material;
a first interconnecting member comprising electrically conductive material and extending from a first plane on or in the substrate to a second plane on or in the substrate, the second plane offset from the first plane;
a second interconnecting member comprising electrically conductive material and extending from a third plane on or in the substrate to a fourth plane on or in the substrate, the fourth plane offset from the third plane, wherein at least a portion of the second interconnecting member is positioned between portions of the first interconnecting member;
a first trace comprising electrically conductive material extending in the first plane and electrically coupled to the first interconnecting member;
a second trace comprising electrically conductive material extending in the third plane and electrically coupled to the second interconnecting member, the second trace being separated from the first trace by a distance that is at least substantially equal to a distance separating the first interconnecting member from the second interconnecting member, wherein the first plane is offset from the third plane;
a first dielectric material disposed between the first interconnecting member and the second interconnecting member; and
a second dielectric material disposed between the first trace and the second trace, the second dielectric material exhibiting a dielectric constant that is different from a dielectric constant of the first dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,448,502

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a body including a dielectric material and internal electrodes embedded in the dielectric material;
first and second external electrodes respectively connected to the internal electrodes and disposed on the body;
a first substrate connected to the first and second external electrodes and disposed on one side of the body;
a second substrate connected to the first substrate and disposed on one side of the first substrate; and
a first connection electrode disposed on the first substrate and connected to the first external electrode; and
a second connection electrode disposed on the first substrate and connected to the second external electrode,
wherein the first and second substrates have different Young's modulus,
the body, the first substrate, and the second substrate are disposed sequentially,
an entirety of the first substrate is disposed between the second substrate and the body,
an entirety of the second substrate is disposed on a side of the first substrate opposing a side of the first substrate facing the body, and
wherein the second substrate includes a first surface facing the first substrate and a second surface opposing the first surface, third and fourth connection electrodes being disposed on or exposed from the second surface and electrically connected to the first and second external electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,448,484

INTEGRATED DIGITAL LIGHTING CONTROLLER

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A luminaire, comprising:at least one digital sensor;
an illumination element;
a main power supply disposed within a housing of the luminaire, the main power supply including driver functions configured to provide power to the illumination element; and
an integrated digital lighting controller disposed within the housing of the luminaire and comprising a digital communications bus, the integrated digital lighting controller in communication with the main power supply and the at least one digital sensor, the integrated digital lighting controller configured to:
receive lighting control signals according to a lighting control protocol;
receive, via the digital communications bus, digital signals corresponding to a sensed parameter from the at least one digital sensor in communication with a digital peripheral interface;
determine a lighting characteristic for the illumination element based at least in part on the digital signals from the at least one digital sensor and the lighting control signals; and
generate one or more control signals to the main power supply to control the driver functions to provide power to the illumination element to produce the determined lighting characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,448,482

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AND OPERATING A FUNCTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTS

JDRF Electromag Engineeri...

1. A control device for associating with one or more neighbouring control devices based on occupancy sensors, the control device comprises:a. a communications transceiver for sending and receiving communication signals with the one or more neighbouring control devices, that receives the signals when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event;
b. an occupancy detector that detects an occupancy event upon the presence or absence of people in the vicinity of the control device;
c. a processor for calculating the time difference between the detection of an occupancy event detected by the occupancy detector and the receipt of a signal when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event; and determining the degree of similarity between each of the one or more neighbouring control devices and the control devices and the membership of the control device in a group of control devices;
d. a luminaire that operates on the basis of the occupancy detector and on the basis of the signals received from the one or more neighbouring devices that are members of the group of control devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,433

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, TERMINAL, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data processing method, comprising:determining, by a terminal, a status of a data switch of the terminal to control establishment of a data bearer between the terminal and a network to establish a data communication session, wherein the status of the data switch of the terminal comprises a disabled state or an enabled state for the data bearer;
setting, by the terminal, to a first preset value, when the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state, an encryption option transmission identity carried in an attach request, wherein the encryption option transmission identity that is set to the first preset value is used to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state;
setting the encryption option transmission identity to a second preset value when the data switch of the terminal is in the enabled state, wherein the encryption option transmission identity that is set to the second preset value is used to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the enabled state;
sending, by the terminal, the attach request to a mobility management entity (MME) to cause the MME to control establishment of the data bearer between the terminal and the network according to the first preset value or the second preset value of the encryption option transmission identity;
receiving, by the terminal, an encryption option request sent by the MME to establish a voice bearer, wherein the encryption option request of the MME is sent to the terminal when the MME detects that the encryption option transmission identity is the first preset value to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state to cause the MME to, execute a data bearer deleting procedure through a data bearer delete command, and a delete request to be processed between the MME and the terminal, to delete a channel used to perform the data communication session, and indicate to obtain an Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) access point name (APN) to establish the voice bearer, the encryption option request of the MME used to obtain, from the terminal, the IP IMS APN required for establishing the voice bearer in an attach procedure; and
sending, by the terminal, the IMS APN to the MME.

US Pat. No. 10,448,425

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRAFFIC-AWARE MEDIUM ACCESS SELECTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for communicating data using multiple access communication schemes over a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a mobile station, higher layer signaling control information from a base station, the higher layer signaling control information indicating selection criteria for a media access control (MAC) communication scheme, the MAC communication scheme comprising a scheduling based access communication scheme and a contention based access communication scheme; and
based on the received higher layer signaling control information, communicating, by the mobile station, first and second traffic flows over the network, wherein the first traffic flow is communicated using the scheduling based access communication scheme, wherein the second traffic flow is communicated using the contention based access communication scheme, and wherein using the scheduling based access communication scheme for the first traffic flow and the contention based access communication scheme for the second traffic flow is in accordance with latency requirements associated with packets in at least one of the first traffic flow or the second traffic flow and a bundled size of the packets in at least one of the first traffic flow or the second traffic flow.