US Pat. No. 10,477,655

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC BEACON CONFIGURATION

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising:a lighting device and
a beacon arranged in or at the lighting device,
wherein
the lighting system comprises a sensor device for acquiring an environmental parameter relating to an environment of the lighting system, and
the beacon is formed to automatically configure itself based on the environmental parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,477,731

LIQUID-COOLED RADIATOR

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A liquid-cooled radiator comprising:a plurality of liquid-cooled boards;
a condenser;
a driver;
a coolant conduit assembly; and
a mounting bracket; wherein:
the plurality of liquid-cooled boards and the condenser are mounted on the mounting bracket;
the driver is coupled to the plurality of liquid-cooled boards and the condenser through the coolant conduit assembly;
the coolant conduit assembly comprises a main conduit, a diverting block, and a sub-conduit;
the diverting block is mounted to the mounting bracket;
the plurality of liquid-cooled boards are coupled to the diverting block in parallel through the sub-conduit;
the condenser, the driver, and the diverting block are coupled together through the main conduit;
the driver drives coolant from the condenser to flow through the diverting block and the sub-conduit to the plurality of liquid-cooled boards; and
a flow path of the coolant is defined from the liquid-cooled boards through the sub-conduit and the diverting block to the main conduit, from the main conduit to the condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,477,650

DIGITAL LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM

USAI, LLC, New Windsor, ...

1. A lighting control system for use in controlling LED light fixtures comprising:a Digital Power Module (DPM) having:
a power input adapted to be connected to a source of electrical power;
a control input adapted to receive a lighting control input signal from a control input device;
a controller;
a non-transitory computer-usable storage coupled to said controller, said storage having preprogrammed backup control signal data stored thereon, and the preprogrammed backup signal control data corresponding to a selected color or a selected dimming level, where the selected color can be selected from a plurality of predetermined colors and the selected dimming level can be selected from a plurality of predetermined dimming levels;
an output;
a Fixture Control Module (FCM) having:
an input adapted to be connected to the output of the DPM; and
an LED light fixture connected thereto;
in the presence of the lighting control input signal, said DPM being operable to transmit a control output signal on said output, based on the lighting control input signal, such that the LED light fixture is controlled according to the lighting control input signal; and
in the event of a loss of the lighting control input signal, said DPM being operable to transmit a backup control signal, which is based on the preprogrammed backup control signal data, on said output such that said LED light fixture is controlled according to said backup control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,738

BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF APPLYING BOARD LEVEL SHIELDING

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A multilayer board level shield comprising an electrically-conductive shielding layer disposed between inner and outer dielectric layers, wherein the multilayer board level shield has an overall thickness of about 25 microns or less, and wherein the multilayer board level shield has sufficient flexibility to be reconfigurable generally over one or more components on a substrate to thereby provide board level shielding for the one or more components, wherein:the electrically-conductive shielding layer comprises an electrically-conductive foil between the inner and outer dielectric layers;
the electrically-conductive foil is electrically coupled directly to one or more ground traces of the printed circuit board without requiring any bond pads and without requiring a board level shield fence or frame; and
one or more dielectric joints are defined between the printed circuit board and the outer dielectric layer that attach the multilayer board level shield to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,477,580

COLLISION DEADLOCK RESOLUTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, the method comprising:in a first discovery frame, determining whether a discovery resource corresponding to a particular communication channel is available for communication;
if the discovery resource is available for communication, in each of two second discovery frames following the first discovery frame, transmitting a discovery signal using the discovery resource and puncturing the discovery signal during a listening window, wherein a duration of time or number of symbols of the listening window in a first of the two second discovery frames is different from the duration of time or number of symbols of the listening window in a second of the two second discovery frames;
detecting an energy of a received signal at the discovery resource during the listening window; and
abandoning the discovery resource if the detected energy is above a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,477,721

MECHANISM TO PROVIDE PHYSICAL LOCATION INFORMATION TO ANY NETWORK DEVICE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

16. An apparatus configured to be mounted on a rail of a rack, the apparatus comprising:multiple hardware modules mounted on the rail at an interval,
each hardware module of the multiple hardware modules configured to mate with a corresponding network device,
each hardware module of the multiple hardware modules including;
a communication component for communicating with the corresponding network device associated with a respective hardware module when the corresponding network device is mounted on the rail of the rack,
the communication component to allow the corresponding network device to identify a physical location of the corresponding network device;
a storage device for storing information to be provided to the corresponding network device associated with the respective hardware module, via the communication component, when the corresponding network device is mounted on the rail of the rack;
one or more processors to:
receive a request from the corresponding network device for the information stored by the storage device,
 the request identifying network credentials,
 the request being received in association with the respective hardware module connecting to the corresponding network device and
provide the information to the corresponding network device based on receiving the request from the corresponding network device;
a mating component configured to mate the communication component and the corresponding network device; and
a housing,
wherein respective hardware module is configured to be placed into one of one or more states including:
a mating state wherein the mating component is extended from the housing for mating with the corresponding network device, and
a non-mating state wherein the mating component is retracted within the housing, and
wherein the respective hardware module is further configured to, when the corresponding network device is mounted on the rack, automatically switch to the mating state and automatically communicate the information to the corresponding network device.

US Pat. No. 10,477,741

COMMUNICATION ENABLED EMF SHIELD ENCLOSURES

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An inductive power transmission system electromagnetic field shielding apparatus, comprising:an enclosure configured to surround an electronic device and an inductive power transmitter that inductively transmits power to the electronic device; and
a communication window formed in the enclosure; wherein:
the enclosure and the communication window block passage of magnetic flux generated by the inductive power transmitter; and
the communication window allows passage of communication transmissions associated with the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,477,626

HARD SWITCHING DISABLE FOR SWITCHING POWER DEVICE

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A controller circuit for generating a gate drive signal on an output node for driving a gate terminal of a power switch where the gate terminal controls the current flow between first and second power terminals of the power switch, the controller circuit comprising:a first gate drive circuit configured to receive an input control signal and to generate a first output signal as the gate drive signal to drive the gate terminal of the power switch to turn on and off the power switch responsive to the input control signal, the first output signal having a first gate voltage value to drive the gate terminal of the power switch to turn on the power switch; and
a hard turn-on disable circuit configured to generate the input control signal in response to a system input signal and a first voltage indicative of a voltage across the first and second power terminals of the power switch, the system input signal determining an on-period and off-period of the power switch, the hard turn-on disable circuit generating a high voltage indicator signal, the high voltage indicator signal being asserted in response to the first voltage exceeding a first threshold level and being deasserted otherwise,
wherein while the power switch is in an off state in response to the system input signal and in response to the high voltage indicator signal being asserted, the hard turn-on disable circuit generates the input control signal having a first logical state to block the system input signal from being provided to the first gate drive circuit, and in response to the high voltage indicator signal being deasserted, the hard turn-on disable circuit generates the input control signal mirroring the system input signal to drive the first gate drive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,477,653

NOTIFICATION LIGHTING CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A control unit for use in a lighting system comprising a plurality of light sources, the plurality of light sources comprising notification light sources and background light sources, the control unit comprising:an interface for communication with a notification service; and
a control module, the control module configured to:
control the plurality of light sources to emit light in accordance with background light settings;
receive, via said interface, notification light settings that are to be supplied to one or more of the plurality of light sources assigned as notification light sources by the notification light settings to provide a visual notification of an event that are transmitted from the notification service;
compare the background light settings with the notification light settings in order to determine, based on a predetermined threshold, whether sufficient contrast will be provided; and
determine based on said comparison that one or more of the background light settings for the background light sources and the notification light settings for the notification light sources are to be modified such that the contrast between the background light settings of the background light sources and the notification light settings of the notification light sources is enhanced;
wherein in response to determining that the received notification light settings are to be modified, the control module is configured to modify the received notification light settings to generate modified notification light settings, and control the one or more notification light sources in accordance with the modified notification light settings, and
wherein in response to determining that the background light settings are to be modified, the control module is configured to modify the background light settings to generate modified background light settings, and control background light sources of the plurality of light sources in accordance with the modified background light settings.

US Pat. No. 10,477,673

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) COMPARTMENT SHIELDING FOR COMPONENTS DISPOSED INSIDE OF SYSTEM ELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system module package comprising:a substrate;
an electrical device disposed on a surface of the substrate;
an electrical ground structure having two or more strips adjacent to two or more different sides of the electrical device;
a first electrically-conductive wire having a first length, a first end and a second end, wherein the first end and the second end of the first electrically-conductive wire are respectively connected to two different strips of the two or more strips of the electrical ground structure; and
a second electrically-conductive wire arranged substantially in parallel to the first electrically-conductive wire such that the first and second electrically-conductive wires are configured to at least attenuate in part a frequency or frequency range of interest; and
a third electrically-conductive wire having a third length, a first end and a second end, wherein both the first and second ends of the third electrically-conductive wire are physically connected to one of the two or more strips of the electrical ground structure, and wherein the first length is greater than the third length.

US Pat. No. 10,477,661

CYLINDRICAL HIGH VOLTAGE ARRANGEMENT FOR A MINIATURE X-RAY SYSTEM

THERMO SCIENTIFIC PORTABL...

1. A device for producing x-rays, the device comprising:an x-ray tube; and
a high-voltage power supply electrically coupled to the x-ray tube, wherein the high-voltage power supply comprises a first stack of D shaped capacitors arranged in an opposed relationship with a second stack of D shaped capacitors, wherein each D shaped capacitor is substantially planar and comprises a straight edge and a semi-circular edge.

US Pat. No. 10,477,707

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING HARDWARE ACCELERATION VIA DUAL-COMPACT-FORM-FACTOR EXPANSION CARDS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An expansion card comprising:a printed circuit board;
at least one hardware accelerator, disposed on the printed circuit board, that:
comprises application-specific hardware circuitry designed to perform a computing task; and
offloads at least a portion of the computing task from a central processing unit of a computing device by executing, via the application-specific hardware circuitry, the portion of the computing task; and
an edge connector, disposed on a connecting edge of the printed circuit board, that is dimensioned to be inserted into an expansion socket of the computing device, wherein the edge connector:
couples the hardware accelerator to the central processing unit via a computing bus connected to the expansion socket when inserted into the expansion socket; and
comprises a primary pinout, disposed within a primary portion of the edge connector, and a secondary pinout, disposed within a secondary portion of the edge connector, wherein:
each of the primary pinout and the secondary pinout conform to a compact pinout specification included in a compact expansion card specification; and
the compact pinout specification is more compact than a pinout specification defined for the computing bus.

US Pat. No. 10,477,635

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, OPTICAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plurality of transfer elements to be sequentially turned on;
a plurality of setting elements that are respectively connected to the plurality of transfer elements and are capable of shifting to an on-state by the transfer element being turned on;
a plurality of driving elements that are respectively connected to the plurality of setting elements and are capable of shifting to the on-state by the setting element being turned on; and
a plurality of light emitting elements that are respectively connected to the plurality of driving elements and have increased light-emission or an increased light-emission intensity by the driving element being turned on,
wherein a plurality of pairs of the driving element and the light emitting element are connected to at least one of the plurality of setting elements and the plurality of light emitting elements are arranged in a two-dimensional shape.

US Pat. No. 10,476,432

HIGH THROUGHPUT SYSTEM FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC UV DEGRADATION TESTING

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A high throughput solar cell testing apparatus, comprising:a plurality of real time ultra-violet (RTUV) testing modules, each of the RTUV testing modules comprising:
an ultra-violet (UV) light source;
an optics assembly for focusing light from the UV light source on a sample area; and
a detector for receiving photoluminescence energy from the sample area; and
an acquisition and control assembly coupled to the plurality of RTUV testing modules.

US Pat. No. 10,477,718

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SUPPORTING STRUCTURE OF SUBSTRATE

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kaw...

1. An electronic device comprising: a substrate having a rectangular shape including first and second sides opposite to each other; and a supporting member having a smaller size than the substrate and being configured to support the substrate to stand thereon when the supporting member is positioned generally perpendicular to the substrate, wherein the supporting member has a plane broadened in a thickness direction of the substrate on both faces of the substrate, wherein the supporting member is attached to the first side of the substrate such that at least part of the plane thereof overlaps the substrate in its planar direction, wherein the substrate includes a connecting part which is formed along the first side of the substrate and electrically connectable to an external connector arranged in an outside, and wherein the supporting member projects beyond the connecting part of the substrate when the supporting member is attached to the first side of the substrate at a position different than the connecting part of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,477,697

MOUNTING APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A mounting apparatus for mounting an electronic component on a substrate, the apparatus comprising:a first movable base movable in a first direction;
a second movable base attached to the first movable base and movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction;
a mounting head attached to the second movable base and including a mounting tool for sucking and holding the electronic component;
a pressurizing mechanism attached to the first movable base and arranged to apply a force in the second direction to the mounting head,
wherein the pressurizing member comprises a contact member having a top surface; and
a pressure receiving member provided independently of the first movable base and the second movable base and installed in proximity to the pressurizing mechanism,
wherein the pressurizing receiving member comprises a receiving plate having a bottom surface,
wherein the top surface of the contact member is slidable on the bottom surface of the receiving plate, and
wherein the receiving plate positioned directly above the contact member for directly countering a reaction force in the second direction from the pressurizing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,477,726

LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING PLATFORM

TMGCore, LLC, Plano, TX ...

1. A cooling system for computing components comprising:a pressure controlled vessel comprising an interior wherein said vessel is configured to be operably connected to a pressure controller to reduce the interior pressure below atmospheric and above 650 torr, wherein the pressure controlled vessel is configured to comprise a volume of thermally conductive, condensable dielectric fluid in liquid and gas phase wherein the dielectric fluid has a boiling point below about 80 C. at atmospheric pressure and wherein the dielectric fluid is substantially free of water;
one or more computer components arranged such that the one or more computer components may be at least partially submerged within the liquid phase of a volume of thermally conductive, condensable dielectric fluid; and
a condenser located on a side of the pressure controlled vessel for condensing gas phase dielectric fluid to liquid phase dielectric fluid wherein the pressure controlled vessel comprises a ceiling which angles upward toward at least one side of the pressure controlled vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,477,656

METHOD OF ASSOCIATING WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A method for associating a device with a controllable light source, the method comprising:receiving, at the controllable light source, a first wireless signal at a first time and a second wireless signal at a second time subsequent to the first time, the first and second wireless signals received from the device;
measuring, by the controllable light source, a respective signal strength of each of the first and second wireless signals;
determining, by the controllable light source, a difference in signal strength between the first and second wireless signals received by the controllable light source;
comparing, by the controllable light source, the difference in signal strength to a threshold; and
associating the device and the controllable light source when the difference in signal strength exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,477,751

COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM AND ERROR STOPPAGE DIAGNOSIS METHOD FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting system comprising:a nozzle configured to hold a component, and
a controller configured to
determine whether holding of the component is correctly performed by the nozzle,
control the nozzle to mount the held component on a target object in a case where the controller determines that the holding of the component is correctly performed, and
perform recovery processing of re-performing the holding of the component by the nozzle in a case where the controller determines that the holding of the component is not correctly performed;
count the quantity of times the recovery processing is performed;
error-stop the component mounting system in a case where the quantity of times the recovery processing is performed reaches a defined count number;
cancel the error stoppage of the component mounting device, based on an operation of an operator;
measure an elapsed time from the error stoppage of the component mounting system to the canceling of the error stoppage; and
update the defined count number, based on the measured elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 10,477,743

MAGNETIC FIELD SHIELDING SHEET AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING MODULE INCLUDING SAME

AMOSENSE CO., LTD, Cheon...

1. A magnetic field shielding sheet, which is applied to a combo-type antenna unit including at least two antennas using magnetic fields of different frequency bands, the magnetic field shielding sheet comprising:a first sheet layer configured to shield a magnetic field of a first frequency band and concentrate the magnetic field in a designated direction and including a metal component;
a second sheet layer configured to shield a magnetic field of a second frequency band and concentrate the magnetic field in a designated direction; and
a micro-piece separation and oxidation preventing member provided on a side surface of the first sheet layer, which is an exposed surface, to prevent separation of a micro-piece from the side surface of the first sheet layer or prevent oxidation of the side surface, wherein the side surface of the first sheet layer is a stamped surface.

US Pat. No. 10,477,720

FEATURES FOR CABLE MANAGERS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT STRUCTURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An information technology (IT) enclosure with an easy-close door having a left side and a right side, comprising:(a) a back assembly;
(b) a left side wall extending forward from the back assembly;
(c) a right side wall extending forward from the back assembly;
(d) a top left door support and a bottom left door support at a top front and a bottom front, respectively, of the left side wall;
(e) a top right door support and a bottom right door support at a top front and a bottom front, respectively, of the right side wall;
(f) a bottom cross member extending between the bottom left and right door supports; and
(g) a door assembly, including a door panel having a bottom edge, that is hingedly mounted between the top and bottom door supports on the left side so as to rotate relative thereto, and that is hingedly mounted between the top and bottom door supports on the right side so as to rotate relative thereto, wherein:
(i) the door assembly is mounted to the top door support on each respective side using a first hinge assembly and a first hinge mount,
(ii) the door assembly is mounted to the bottom door support on each respective side using a second hinge assembly and a second hinge mount, and
(iii) the first hinge mounts, the second hinge mounts, or both each include a lift-and-hold mechanism, and each corresponding hinge assembly includes a corresponding bearing structure;
(h) wherein:
(i) in a first state, which is a closed state, the door panel is closed along both the left and right sides thereof, the bottom edge of the door panel is in close proximity to the bottom cross member all the way across between the left and right sides, and the bottom edge of the door panel is at a first elevation,
(ii) in a second state, which is a first partially open state, the door panel has been opened along the left side or the right side and has been rotated to a point that engagement of the bearing structure with the lift-and-hold mechanism causes the door panel to be raised gradually as the door panel is rotated further open, thereby elevating the bottom edge of the door panel above the bottom cross member,
(iii) in a third state, which is a second partially open state, the door panel has been further opened, relative to the first partially open state, such that during further rotation the bottom edge of the door panel is held at a fixed elevated position above the bottom cross member, and
(iv) in a fourth state, which is a door closing state, the lift-and-hold mechanism interacts with the bearing structure to maintain the elevation of the bottom edge of the door panel above the bottom cross member during rotation of the door panel from the second partially open state back to the closed state, thereby avoiding interference between the bottom edge of the door panel and the bottom cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,477,694

WIRING BOARD MANUFACTURING METHOD AND WIRING BOARD

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A method for manufacturing a wiring board comprising:a transferring step of bringing a resin composition containing a first compound inducing a low surface free energy and a second compound inducing a surface free energy which is higher than that of the first compound into contact with a master on which a desired surface free energy difference pattern is formed and curing the resin composition to form a base material to which the surface free energy difference pattern is transferred; and
a conductor pattern forming step of applying a conductive coating composition onto a pattern transfer surface of the base material to form a conductor pattern,
wherein the base material has a pattern of a high surface free energy region and a low surface free energy region, and
wherein the high surface free energy region has a surface free energy of more than 62 mJ/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,477,690

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD

GIGALANE CO., LTD., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board, comprising:a substrate part; and
a transmission part which is formed to extend from the substrate part and on which two or more lines transmitting a high frequency are arranged in parallel in a thickness direction,
wherein both of the substrate part and the transmission part comprise:
a shielding part,
a first radio frequency (RF) transmission part disposed to be spaced a first predetermined distance from the shielding part in the thickness direction, and
a second RF transmission part disposed to be spaced a second predetermined distance from the shielding part in the thickness direction, wherein the second RF transmission part is disposed to correspond to the first RF transmission part with the shielding part therebetween, and
wherein the shielding part, the first RF transmission part, and the second RF transmission part of the transmission part are formed to extend from the shielding part, the first RF transmission part, and the second RF transmission part of the substrate part, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,473,304

REDUCING THERMAL SENSITIVITY OF A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lighting arrangement comprising:at least one light emitting diode (LED) lighting element arranged on a support member;
an optical element arranged spaced from the LED lighting element in a first direction; and
a holder to hold the optical element in a position relative to the LED lighting element, the holder comprising at least a first holding portion extending from the support member into the first direction and a second holding portion connected to the optical element arranged such that at least a part of the second holding portion extends into the first direction,
wherein the second holding portion is spaced from the first holding portion in a direction traverse to the first direction,
wherein the first holding portion and the second holding portion are connected by a first connecting portion arranged to form an angle with both the first holding portion and the second holding portion,
wherein the first connecting portion is a plane wall element having a greater thickness than the first holding portion and the second holding portion, and
wherein the optical element is one piece with the first holding portion and the second holding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,477,739

THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) ABSORBERS POSITIONED OR POSITIONABLE BETWEEN BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS AND HEAT SINKS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An assembly comprising:a board level shield including an opening having a perimeter;
a thermally-conductive electromagnetic interference (EMI) absorber configured for attenuating EMI that propagates within the thermally-conductive EMI absorber; and
a structure positioned relative to the board level shield and the thermally-conductive EMI absorber such that EMI passing through the opening is blocked and redirected by the structure to propagate within the thermally-conductive EMI absorber between the board level shield and the structure;
wherein at least a portion of the thermally-conductive EMI absorber is disposed outside the perimeter of the opening within a gap or space separating or defined between an upper surface of the board level shield and a lower surface of the structure and is configured to be operable for attenuating EMI that propagates within the at least a portion of the thermally-conductive EMI absorber between the upper surface of the board level shield and the lower surface of the structure;
wherein the thermally-conductive EMI absorber is configured to attenuate the EMI that passes through the opening and propagates within the thermally-conductive EMI absorber before the EMI can emerge from the thermally-conductive EMI absorber;
wherein the assembly further comprises a thermal interface material in addition to and different than the thermally-conductive EMI absorber and positioned within the opening of the board level shield; and
wherein at least a portion of the thermally-conductive EMI absorber is between the thermal interface material and the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,477,736

ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY SEAL FOR ADJOINING BUILDING MODULES

Armag Corporation, Bards...

1. An electromagnetic seal comprising a gasket assembly positioned between a pair of supports, wherein the gasket assembly comprises a wire mesh wrapped about a tube, wherein each support comprises a first wall, a second wall extending inwardly from an end of the first wall, and a third wall extending downwardly from an opposing end of the second wall, wherein the pair of supports are positioned adjacent with each other such that an interior surface of each of the third walls are aligned with each other to provide a gap between the interior surfaces of each of the third walls, wherein a channel is formed between the first walls of the pair of supports, wherein the first wall of each support comprises at least one opening, wherein a bolt is inserted within the at least one opening of each support, wherein the seal further comprises a tape adhered to the second walls of each of the supports to cover the gap between the third walls, wherein the seal is conductive such that it is operable to prevent the transmission of electromagnetic energy through the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,725

CLUSTERED HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND CHASSIS WITH SAME

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

13. A chassis, comprising:an electronic device with at least three heat sources;
plural heat-absorbing heads in thermal contact with at least two of the at least three heat sources; and
a heat-absorbing manifold connected with a cooling liquid supply pipe and a cooling liquid exhaust pipe, wherein after a cooling liquid is distributed to the plural heat-absorbing heads and transferred through the plural heat-absorbing heads, a temperature of the cooling liquid is increased and the cooling liquid is collected to the cooling liquid exhaust pipe,
wherein the heat-absorbing manifold is in thermal contact with one of the at least three heat sources.

US Pat. No. 10,477,717

SELF-ALIGNING BUSBAR ASSEMBLY

YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC...

1. A self-aligning busbar assembly comprising:a housing;
a busbar having a first terminal connecting end extending in a first direction, a second terminal connecting end extending in a second direction opposite the first direction, and a jog portion disposed therebetween, the jog portion comprising a first jog portion and a second jog portion; and
a front holder coupled to the housing and the busbar, the front holder including an inner wall defining a busbar receiving aperture to receive at least a portion of the busbar, and at least one flexible tab extending inwardly from the inner wall into the busbar receiving aperture, the at least one flexible tab configured to bias and center the at least a portion of the busbar within the busbar receiving aperture,
wherein at least one clearance is defined in the busbar receiving aperture between the inner wall and the busbar, the at least one clearance configured to enable at least one of the first and second terminal connecting ends to move to account for tolerances and/or variances during installation of the busbar assembly,
wherein the first jog portion extends substantially perpendicular to both the second jog portion and the first and second terminal connecting ends, and
wherein the second jog portion extends substantially perpendicular to both the first jog portion and the first and second terminal connecting ends.

US Pat. No. 10,477,669

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

1. A circuit board comprising:a board body;
a metal film formed on a surface or an inner layer of the board body;
a linear slit formed in the metal film so that the metal film is separated into a first region and a second region with the slit interposed therebetween;
a heat generation source arranged in the first region; and
an element arranged in the second region and through which a current flows in a direction parallel to the slit,
wherein heat from the heat generation source is transferred from the first region to the second region in an isothermal line parallel to the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,477,658

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DC POWER FOR LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for providing DC power to a driverless load comprising:a power supply comprising:
a supervisory controller operably connected to line power;
a DC driver operably connected to line power and the supervisory controller;
wherein the DC driver is operably connected to the driverless load to conduct energy and communication between the power supply and the driverless load; and
an integrated circuit for single wire communication embedded in the driverless load.

US Pat. No. 10,477,648

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTO-CALIBRATING LIGHT DIMMERS

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A lighting controller for controlling one or more light assemblies comprising:a dimmer controller having a dimmer setting;
a current measurement module for measuring current applied to one of the one or more light assemblies;
a microprocessor operably connected to the dimmer controller and the current measurement module;
a memory operably connected to the microprocessor; and
an algorithm stored in the memory to enable the microprocessor to use the measured current to calibrate the dimmer controller.

US Pat. No. 10,471,490

MACHINE AND METHOD OF BENDING A LONGITUDINAL CYLINDRICAL PIPE

Stelia Aerospace, Rochef...

1. A bending machine for bending a longitudinal cylindrical pipe, the bending machine comprising:a heating module configured to heat a longitudinal portion of the longitudinal cylindrical pipe comprising a thermoplastic material; and
a deformation module configured to deform the longitudinal portion of the longitudinal cylindrical pipe in order to bend the longitudinal cylindrical pipe;
wherein the heating module comprises a plurality of heaters emitting heat in the form of infrared radiation,
wherein each heater of the plurality of heaters comprises a peripheral heating body defining an internal opening adapted to allow passage of the longitudinal portion of the longitudinal cylindrical pipe to be heated, and
wherein the heating module comprises a peripheral support casing extending axially which comprises an inner face supporting the plurality of heaters, and
wherein two consecutive heaters of the plurality of heaters are spaced between 5 mm and 50 mm apart along a longitudinal axis of the peripheral support casing.

US Pat. No. 10,477,716

PORTABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A portable display device comprising: a display element provided with a main screen thereon: the portable display device further comprising a secondary screen configured to be incorporated with the main screen; wherein, the display element is provided with a cavity below the main screen for accommodating the secondary screen, the cavity is provided with an elastic element arranged between a side of the secondary screen away from the main screen and a lower wall of the cavity, the cavity including one of a slide rail and a slide slot therein, the secondary screen is provided with the other of the slide rail and the slide slot; an upper end of the elastic element is provided with a bearing ball in contact with a bottom side of the secondary screen configured to support the secondary screen in a direction from the lower wall of the cavity to the main screen; a side wall of the display element is provided with an opening communicating the cavity through which the secondary screen moves from the inside to the outside of the cavity; wherein the secondary screen further comprising a display portion and a fixed portion, the fixed portion connects with the display portion, and the display portion moves to the outside of the cavity to incorporate with the main screen; and an inside of the secondary screen is further provided with a pallet engaging with the cavity to secure the secondary screen where the secondary screen moves to outside of the cavity, the cavity is provided with a socket fitting with the pallet, the pallet engages with the socket where the secondary screen moves to outside of the cavity; wherein, when the display portion is pressed down on the bearing ball, the elastic element contracts downwardly and the display portion is allowed to slide in and out of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,477,712

MULTILEVEL ROTATING DRIVE CARRIER AND CABLE RETENTION MECHANISM

1. An apparatus comprising:a first bracket configured to hold a first electronic device and to attach to a computer and including at least one pivot point defining a pivot axis;
a second bracket configured to hold a second electronic device parallel to the first electronic device and including at least one first flange rotatably connected to the pivot point; and
a third bracket configured to hold a third electronic device parallel to the first and second electronic devices and including at least one second flange rotatably connected to the at least one pivot point, wherein:
when the first, second, and third electronic devices are fungible devices, each including a first connector at a connector end, and connected to the computer and held in the first, second, and third brackets, respectively:
pivoting the third bracket about the at least one pivot point from a closed position to a first open position with respect to the second bracket provides access to remove the second electronic device without disconnecting or removing the third electronic device or the first electronic device;
pivoting the second bracket about the at least one pivot point from the closed position to a second open position with respect to the first bracket provides access to remove the connector end of the first electronic device without disconnecting or removing the second electronic device or the third electronic device; and
the third bracket provides access to remove the connector end of the third electronic device in the first closed position and in the first open position without disconnecting or removing the first electronic device or the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,477,692

PRINTED BOARD, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A printed board comprising:an insulating layer;
an adhesive layer on the insulating layer; and
a wiring pattern provided on the adhesive layer, the adhesive layer having an adhesive layer bottom surface contacting the insulating layer and an adhesive layer top surface opposite to the adhesive layer bottom surface in a thickness direction along a thickness of the printed board, the wiring pattern having a wiring pattern bottom surface contacting the adhesive layer and a wiring pattern top surface opposite to the wiring pattern bottom surface in the thickness direction, the wiring pattern including two wiring portions on which two adjacent terminals of an electronic component to be mounted, respectively, each of side surfaces of the two wiring portions opposed to each other having an inclination angle with respect to the insulating layer in a range from 85° to 95° inclusive, each of other side surfaces of the wiring portions having an inclination angle with respect to the insulating layer equal to or above 95°, the adhesive layer top surface between the two wiring portions being provided between the wiring pattern bottom surface and the wiring pattern top surface in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,477,628

TRANSVERSE FLUX ELECTRIC INDUCTION HEAT TREATMENT OF A DISCRETE WORKPIECE IN A GAP OF A MAGNETIC CIRCUIT

Radyne Corporation, Milw...

1. An electric induction heat treatment apparatus for a heat treatment of at least one discrete workpiece having a longitudinal axis, the electric induction heat treatment apparatus comprising:a series magnetic loop circuit formed from:
an open-box rectangular ferromagnetic material; and
at least one workpiece single pass longitudinally-oriented through-gap formed in the open-box rectangular ferromagnetic material through which the at least one discrete workpiece passes through;
two or more inductors, each of the two or more inductors comprising a solenoidal coil, each of the two or more inductors positioned around the open-box rectangular ferromagnetic material adjacent to a side of each one of the at least one workpiece single pass longitudinally-oriented through-gap;
at least one alternating current power supply connected to each of the two or more inductors to establish a transverse magnetic flux in each one of the at least one workpiece single pass longitudinally-oriented through-gap; and
a discrete workpiece transport system for positioning the longitudinal axis of each of the at least one discrete workpieces perpendicular or parallel to the transverse magnetic flux as each of the at least one discrete workpieces passes through the at least one workpiece single pass longitudinally-oriented through-gap.

US Pat. No. 10,477,614

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station configured to control discontinuous reception (DRX) by a mobile terminal in communication with the base station in a mobile communication system, the base station comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, configures, for the mobile terminal, a short discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and a DRX short cycle timer according to a first configuration that defines the short DRX cycle, and a long DRX cycle according to a second configuration that defines the long DRX cycle,
a transmitter, which, in operation:
transmits, to the mobile terminal, a first DRX command MAC (Medium Access Control) control element, which causes the mobile terminal to start the DRX short cycle timer using the short DRX cycle and to start the long DRX cycle after the DRX short cycle timer expires, and
transmits, to the mobile terminal, a second DRX command MAC control element, which is different from the first DRX MAC control element, includes an indication of the long DRX cycle, and causes the mobile terminal to stop the DRX short cycle timer and to start the long DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,472,865

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A BYPASS FEATURE IN A LATCH

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A vehicle door latch, comprising:a fork bolt movably mounted to the latch for movement between an open position and a closed position;
a detent lever movably mounted to the latch for movement about a first axis between a latched position and a released position, wherein the detent lever prevents the fork bolt from moving from the closed position to the open position when the detent lever is in the latched position;
a bell crank lever movably mounted to the latch for movement about a second axis between a first position and a second position, the second axis being offset from the first axis, wherein the bell crank lever moves the detent lever from the latched position to the released position as the bell crank lever moves from the first position to the second position;
a release lever movably mounted to the latch for movement between a first position and a second position; and
an intermittent pin operatively coupled to bell crank lever and the release lever, wherein the intermittent pin is movably mounted to the bell crank lever and the release lever for movement between a first position and a second position, wherein movement of the release lever is not transferred to the bell crank lever when the intermittent pin is in the second position, wherein the intermittent pin is moved from its first position to its second position when an intermittent lever is moved from a first position to a second position by a sector gear when the sector gear is moved from a first position to a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,477,750

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting method for using a component mounting tool which includes a plurality of claw sections that pinch and pick up a component at a component supply position, and release the component on a board to mount the component onto a predetermined position of the board, and the component mounting tool being mounted to be movable between the component supply position and the board, the method comprising:determining pinching locations of the component to be pinched by the plurality of claw sections such that positions and a release operation of the plurality of claw sections do not interfere with mounted components which are already mounted on the board when the plurality of claw sections release the component;
defining standard pinching locations at which the component is ordinarily pinched by the plurality of claw sections;
when the standard pinching locations of the component interfere with the mounted components during at least one of positions and a release operation of the plurality of claw sections, changing the standard pinching locations of the component to final pinching locations of the component to avoid interference; and
pinching the component at the final pinching locations and mounting the component onto the board by the plurality of claw sections.

US Pat. No. 10,477,749

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component mounting machine comprising:a mounting head that mounts electronic components onto a circuit board;
a tape feeder which feeds a first tape material that accommodates a plurality of electronic components to the mounting head;
a counting device which counts the number of electronic components remaining in the first tape material by subtracting the number of consumed electronic components which corresponds to an operating amount of the electronic component mounting machine from an initial value of the number of the electronic components accommodated in the first tape material;
a detection device which detects a splice portion that joins a starting end of a second tape material to a tail end of the first tape material; and
a determining device which determines whether or not a count value of the number of electronic components remaining in the first tape material obtained by the counting device when the detection device detects the splice portion is within a normal range, the normal range being predetermined,
wherein the determining device determines that the detection device has malfunctioned when the count value obtained by the counting device when the detection device detects the splice portion is out of the normal range.

US Pat. No. 10,477,747

COMPONENT PLACEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

1. A component placement device comprising:a machine frame;
a subframe supported by the machine frame;
a component pickup unit that is movable relative to the subframe, the component pickup unit being movable by a first drive at least in a direction of movement; and
a movable counter-mass being movable relative to the subframe by a second drive in a direction opposite to the direction of movement of the component pickup unit to at least partially counteract a reactive force exerted on the subframe by the component pickup unit during movement of the component pickup unit in the direction of movement relative to the subframe, wherein a mass of the moveable counter-mass is different from a mass of the component pickup unit, wherein the component placement device includes a control unit for delivering a control signal for controlling the movement of the component pickup unit in the direction of movement, wherein the control unit is provided with an actual position of the component pickup unit as a setpoint for calculating a desired position of the counter-mass.

US Pat. No. 10,477,723

SIDE-COOLED MODULAR DATA CENTER

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

14. A modular data center, comprising:a cooling module comprising:
a series of cooling module supply openings;
a cooling module frame;
a cooling module partitioning structure at least partially supported by the cooling module frame, the cooling module partitioning structure including a series of cooling module supply partitions, each forming a cooling module supply channel with a cooling module supply opening at an end of a respective one of the cooling module supply openings; and
a plurality of cooling coils, each respectively arranged in one of the cooling module supply partitions and generating a respective portion of cooling air, the cooling coils are each respectively disposed adjacent to one of the cooling module supply openings; and
a data module comprising:
a data module enclosure for housing data equipment, the data module enclosure comprising a data module interface side wall that defines a series of data module supply openings that receive the cooling air from the cooling module supply openings;
wherein a wall of the cooling module partitioning structure faces and adjacent to the data module interface side wall,
wherein the data module and cooling module are attached to one another with each of the series of data module supply openings being aligned with a respective one of the series of cooling module supply openings such that the portions of the cooling air from the cooling coils flow through the cooling module supply channels, through the cooling module supply openings, through the data module supply openings and onto the data equipment for the removal of heat from the data equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,477,701

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a substrate comprising a metal-containing board, a ceramic-containing board, or an organic-containing board;
a first dielectric layer disposed on the substrate;
a conductive layer between the substrate and the first dielectric layer;
an adhesive layer bonded to the first dielectric layer and having a first through hole;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the adhesive layer and having a second through hole communicated with the first through hole;
a conductive line located in the first through hole of the adhesive layer and the second through hole of the second dielectric layer and in contact with a top surface of the first dielectric layer; and
a conductive contact passing through the first and second dielectric layers and in contact with a top surface of the conductive layer and the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,674

UNIFORMIZATION OF PARASITIC CAPACITANCE AROUND WIRING OF A CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A circuit substrate comprising: an insulating body;a wiring enclosed by the insulating body and extending in a first direction: a first conductive layer formed within the insulating body in a same plane as the wiring, and electrically insulated from the wiring by the insulating body; and
one or more conductive vias extending through an edge portion of the first conductive layer in a thickness direction intersecting the plane, wherein
a first width of the insulating body in a second direction that crosses the first direction between the wiring and the first conductive layer at a first position in the plane that does not correspond to any of said one or more conductive vias is smaller than a second width of the insulating body in the second direction between the wiring and the first conductive layer at a second position in the plane direction that corresponds to one of said one or more conductive vias, and a width of the insulating body in the second direction continuously increases between the first and second positions; wherein each of the conductive vias is in contact with the insulating body in the plane.

US Pat. No. 10,477,584

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHANNEL DETECTION CONFIGURATION OF LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK MECHANISM ON UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A method for a channel detection configuration of a listen-before-talk mechanism on an unlicensed spectrum, comprising:comparing, by a processor, a current cell load value with a preset cell load threshold value when there is data to be sent in a data buffer;
calculating, by the processor, a priority of a current cell based on a channel occupation time required for transmitting the data to be sent, a duration proportion of which the current cell occupies a channel in a preset duration prior to transmitting the data to be sent, and an adjustment factor determined according to an occupation condition of current cell channel resources and a service quality requirement of the data to be sent, when the current cell load value is less than or equal to the preset cell load threshold value;
comparing, by the processor, the priority of the current cell with a preset priority threshold; and
performing, by the processor, a channel detection with clear channel assessment (CCA) according to a channel detection parameter of a listen-before-talk mechanism when the priority of the current cell is greater than the preset priority threshold, and starting to transmit the data when the channel detection with CCA is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,475,554

COAXIAL CABLE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A coaxial cable, consisting of:a central conductive member;
a dielectric insulative layer surrounding said central conductive member;
an outer protective sheath;
a braided EMI shield layer sandwiched between said dielectric insulative layer and said outer protective sheath in abutment with said dielectric insulative layer, said braided EMI shield layer being braided with hybrid yarn, said hybrid yarn including at least one electrically conductive wire filament twisted or served with at least one nonconductive filament; and
a layer of foil disposed between said braided EMI shield layer and said outer protective sheath in abutment with said EMI shield layer and said outer protective sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,474,935

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TARGET DETECTION

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A method for target detection, comprising:obtaining an image captured by a camera, and zoning the image based on a mounting angle of the camera to obtain at least one image block;
determining target-detection algorithms for the at least one image block based on positions of the at least one image block in the image, comprising:
determining whether a distance between a geometric center of one of the at least one image block and a geometric center of the image is smaller than a preset distance;
when the distance is smaller than the preset distance, selecting applying a multi-scale and multi-cascade based target-detection algorithm on the one of the at least image block, and
when the distance is greater than the preset distance, selecting applying a single-scale and single-cascade based target-detection algorithm on the one of the at least image block; and
performing target detection on the at least one image block based on the target-detection algorithms.

US Pat. No. 10,474,301

INPUT DEVICE DETECTING BOTH OF POSITION AND APPLIED WEIGHT

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

1. An input device comprising:a base having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a position detection part provided on the first surface of the base, the position detection part having a plurality detection electrodes, the plurality of detection electrodes including:
a plurality of first electrodes extending in a first direction, each of the first electrodes including:
a plurality of first island-shaped electrode parts; and
a plurality of linkage parts each connecting adjacent two of the first island-shaped electrode parts; and
a plurality of second electrodes extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, each of the second electrodes including:
a plurality of second island-shaped electrode parts; and
a plurality of bridge wiring portions each connecting adjacent two of the second island-shaped electrode parts and crossing corresponding one of the linkage parts of the first electrodes;
at least one load detection wire provided in the position detection part between the plurality of first detection electrodes so as to cross the bridge wiring portions, an electric resistance value of the load detection wire changing depending on a pressure applied thereto; and
an island-shaped insulating part provided in each intersection in which the bridge wiring portion crosses the corresponding linkage part and the load detection wire, the island-shaped insulating part electrically insulating the bridge wiring portion from the linkage part and the load detection wire,
wherein in an area of the position detection part where the island-shaped insulating part is not provided, the load detection wire, the plurality of first island-shaped electrode parts, and the plurality of second island-shaped electrode parts are formed in a same first layer on the first surface, and, when viewed from above the base, the load detection wire is disposed between one of the first island-shaped electrode parts and one of the second island-shaped electrode parts which is adjacent to the one of the first island-shaped electrode parts such that the load detection wire does not cross the second island-shaped electrode parts,
wherein in each intersection, when viewed from above the base, the load detection wire is disposed between the first island-shaped electrode part and the second island-shaped electrode part such that the load detection wire does not cross the second island-shaped electrode part while the load detection wire crosses the island-shaped insulating part,
and wherein the island-shaped insulating part in each intersection provides a protrusion formed from one of the adjacent two of the second island-shaped electrode parts to the other of the adjacent two of the second island-shaped electrode parts across the corresponding linkage part and the load detection wire disposed between the adjacent two of the second island-shaped electrode parts, the protrusion protruding from the first surface above the same first layer in which the first island-shaped electrode parts and the second island-shaped electrode parts are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,473,819

2D SQUARE LATTICE PHOTONIC CRYSTAL BASED ON HOLLOW CYLINDER AND CONNECTING PLATES

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

1. A two-dimensional (2D) square-lattice photonic crystal (PhC) based on a circular hollow dielectric cylinder and flat dielectric cylinders, comprising:A high-refractive-index dielectric cylinder and a low-refractive-index dielectric background, the PhC structure is formed by arranging unit cells in a square-lattice; one lattice constant of the square-lattice PhC is a; each unit cell comprises a circular hollow dielectric cylinder and flat dielectric cylinders; and the circular hollow dielectric cylinder is connected to four flat dielectric cylinders; a width D of the flat dielectric cylinder is 0.01a to 0.2a, an outer diameter R of the circular hollow dielectric cylinder is 0.1a to 0.5a, and a ratio T of a difference between an inner diameter and an outer diameter of the circular hollow dielectric cylinder to the outer diameter of the circular hollow dielectric cylinder is 0.01 to 0.99.

US Pat. No. 10,477,745

HOLDING DEVICE FOR TOOLS REQUIRED FOR COMPONENT SUPPLY

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A holding device for tools required for component supply comprising:a feeder attachment table on which multiple tape feeders are attached lined up in a lengthwise direction, the tape feeders being configured to feed component holding tape that holds multiple components and position multiple of the components respectively at a supply position;
a first reel holder provided at a rear side of the feeder attachment table and configured to hold lined up multiple tape reels on which the component holding tape is wound;
a second reel holder provided below the first reel holder and configured to hold lined up multiple of the tape reels;
a second holder movement allowance mechanism configured to allow the second reel holder to move upwards from a first position to a second position which is higher than the first position; and
a waste tape collection device arranged below the feeder attachment table and in front of the second reel holder, and configured to collect waste tape that is tape after components have been picked up from the component holding tape,
wherein
the second reel holder is positioned further rearward of the first reel holder in the second position than in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,477,724

EFFICIENT HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l....

1. A heat exchange system comprising:an outer enclosure;
an inner enclosure enclosed within the outer enclosure, the inner enclosure having a length extending from a first end of the inner enclosure to a second end of the inner enclosure opposite the first end, the inner enclosure having a width extending from a first side wall of the inner enclosure to a second side wall of the inner enclosure opposite the first side wall, the inner enclosure having a centerline centered along the width of the inner enclosure and extending along the length of the inner enclosure;
a first heat sink that extends into the inner enclosure from an interior surface of a wall that defines the first end of the inner enclosure;
a second heat sink that extends into the outer enclosure from an exterior surface of the wall that defines the first end of the inner enclosure;
a flow path defined between the outer enclosure and the inner enclosure;
an outer fan positioned to induce air flow through the flow path, such that a portion of the flow path extends along a first direction toward the second heat sink;
an inner fan enclosed within the inner enclosure, the inner fan positioned on the centerline such that the inner fan, when running, creates an air current extending along the centerline in a second direction, which is opposite the first direction, toward the first heat sink and laterally outward from the centerline along the first end of the inner enclosure toward the first and second side walls of the inner enclosure; and
a heat source enclosed within the inner enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,477,696

FINE INTERVAL COATING MEMBER FOR LED DISPLAY AND COATING METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
light emitting diode (LED) elements disposed on the PCB; and
a coating member comprising:
a body portion comprising column portions and row portions crossing the column portions, the body portion being disposed between the LED elements and disposed on the PCB; and
holes between the column portions and the row portions and into which the LED elements are inserted,
wherein the body portion comprises a material that is melted at a temperature higher than room temperature and that is cured at the room temperature, and
wherein a height of a top surface of the body portion is less than a height of a top surface of the LED elements.

US Pat. No. 10,477,678

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A substrate structure, comprising:an insulating material layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a build-up circuit layer disposed on the second surface;
a patterned conductive layer embedded in the insulating material layer and exposed on the first surface of the insulating material layer and electrically connected to the build-up circuit layer; and
at least one damming protrusion disposed on the first surface of the insulating material layer and integrally formed with the insulating material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,651

CONTROL DEVICE HAVING AN ILLUMINATED PORTION CONTROLLED IN RESPONSE TO AN EXTERNAL SENSOR

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A system for controlling one or more electrical loads, the system comprising:a plurality of control devices installed in a multi-gang configuration, each of the plurality of control devices configured to receive a user input and control at least one of the electrical loads, the control devices each comprising a user interface and a light source internal to a housing of the control device, the light source configured to illuminate the user interface to provide feedback to a user of the control device; and
a first sensor internal to and within the housing of one of the plurality of control devices and external to and outside of the housing of at least another one of the plurality of control devices, the first sensor configured to sense a condition of a space in which the plurality of control devices are installed, wherein all of the plurality of the control devices are configured to control their respective light sources in response to the condition sensed by the first sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,477,636

LIGHTING SYSTEMS HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first light source that includes a first semiconductor light-emitting device and includes a first lumiphor configured for converting light emissions of the first semiconductor light-emitting device having a first spectral power distribution into first light source emissions having another spectral power distribution being different than the first spectral power distribution, wherein the first light source is configured for emitting the first light source emissions as having a first color point, wherein the first color point is located between an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 4800K and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 2500K, and wherein the first color point is located within a distance of about equal to or less than 0.006 delta(uv) away from a Planckian-black-body locus of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) 1931 XY chromaticity diagram;
a second light source that includes a second semiconductor light-emitting device, wherein the second light source is configured for emitting second light source emissions having a second color point, wherein the second color point is located between an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 2900K and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 1700K; and
a third light source that includes a third semiconductor light-emitting device, wherein the third light source is configured for emitting third light source emissions having a third color point, wherein the third color point is located between a line-of-purples of the CIE 1931 XY chromaticity diagram and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 1500K, and wherein the third light source is configured for emitting the third light source emissions as having a dominant- or peak-wavelength being within a range of between about 590 nanometers and about 700 nanometers;
wherein the lighting system forms combined light emissions having a series of combined color points, wherein the combined light emissions include the first light source emissions, and the second light source emissions, and the third light source emissions; and
wherein the lighting system causes the series of the combined color points of the combined light emissions to emulate color points of an incandescent light emitter by causing a progression of the series of the combined color points to remain below the Planckian-black-body locus throughout a light brightening/dimming curve of correlated color temperatures (CCTs).

US Pat. No. 10,477,632

INDICATOR CIRCUIT AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. An indicator circuit comprising:a first light emission device configured to be driven by a first voltage to emit light;
a second light emission device configured to be driven by a second voltage to emit light; and
a control device configured to be driven by the first voltage and the second voltage to allow the first light emission device to be driven when the first voltage is active but the second voltage is not active and not to allow the first light emission device to be driven when the first voltage and the second voltage are active,
wherein the control device is configured to allow a current to flow from a terminal to which the second voltage is applied to the first light emission device but prevent a current from flowing out from the first light emission device when the first voltage and the second voltage are active, and
wherein the control device is configured to allow a current coming from a terminal to which the first voltage is applied to flow through and out from the first light emission device when the first voltage is active but the second voltage is not active.

US Pat. No. 10,477,622

VARIABLE PITCH RESISTANCE COIL HEATER

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A resistance element for use in a heater comprising:a resistance coil having a first end and a second end opposing the first end, the resistance coil defining:
a first portion adjacent the first end;
a second portion adjacent the second end; and
a third portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion,
wherein at least one of the first, second and third portions has a continuously variable pitch along its length,
wherein the third portion has a constant outside diameter and a continuously variable pitch and the first and second portions have a constant pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,477,612

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A NETWORK BY USING A VIRTUAL UE SCHEME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of communicating with a cell by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving system information on the cell by performing a cell search;
determining a number of distributed antenna units, for accessing the cell, based on the system information on the cell,
wherein the UE comprises a plurality of distributed antenna units;
performing, respectively, a random access procedure for each of the determined number of distributed antenna units with respect to the cell, based on different random access resources; and
communicating with the cell via the determined number of distributed antenna units,
wherein an identical radio bearer is configured for the determined number of distributed antenna units.

US Pat. No. 10,477,589

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR MULTI-USER UPLINK TRANSMISSION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, through the transceiver, a trigger frame transmitted by a base wireless communication terminal, and
perform a multi-user uplink transmission based on the received trigger frame, wherein the trigger frame includes a predetermined field indicating whether an additional trigger frame is present; and
wherein when the trigger frame triggers a random access based multi-user uplink transmission and the terminal participates in the random access based multi-user uplink transmission in response to the trigger frame, the processor is further configured to:
decrement a backoff counter for the random access based multi-user uplink transmission by a maximum of N in response to the trigger frame, wherein the N is the number of resource unit(s) allocated for the random access based multi-user uplink transmission and the resource unit(s) are allocated by the trigger frame, and
perform the random access based multi-user uplink transmission when the backoff counter is decremented to 0.

US Pat. No. 10,477,585

MICROWAVE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

4. A method, comprising:determining, by a wireless communication device, that a magnetron is operating in an environment of the wireless communication device, the magnetron operating in accordance with an on-and-off cycle where the magnetron emits microwave energy during an ‘on’ period of the on-and-off cycle and the magnetron does not emit microwave energy during an ‘off’ period of the on-and-off cycle;
determining, by the wireless communication device, a start time of the ‘on’ period, wherein the start time corresponds to a zero-crossing point between an input power associated with the magnetron and an electrical current associated with the magnetron;
sending, by the wireless communication device, a Clear To Send (CTS) packet before the start time of the ‘on’ period, wherein the CTS packet specifies a duration that is based at least in part on the ‘on’ period;
sending, by the wireless communication device, data during the ‘off’ period; and
ceasing, by the wireless communication device, the sending of the data during the ‘on’ period.

US Pat. No. 10,477,349

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEVICE LOCATION DETERMINATION

Charter Communications Op...

1. A computerized method for providing a wireless location-based service to a user of a computerized mobile device, the computerized method comprising:at least temporarily registering the computerized mobile device with a wireless network infrastructure;
establishing a communications session between the computerized mobile device and an entity via at least the wireless network infrastructure;
receiving, at a wireless access point (WAP) of the wireless network infrastructure, data relating to a location of the computerized mobile device;
accessing the WAP of the wireless network infrastructure using at least a second component of the wireless network infrastructure, the accessing comprising accessing, via an operation of a HTTPS (hypertext transfer protocol secure) protocol, the received data relating to the location of the computerized mobile device;
verifying, by the WAP and via one or more computer programs of the WAP, at least portion of each of: (i) a MAC (media access control) address of the WAP, and (ii) an IMEI (international mobile equipment identifier) of the computerized mobile device against data previously stored by the WAP; and
based on the verifying, communicating the accessed data to the entity or a proxy thereof, the communicated accessed data enabling provision of the wireless location-based service to the user;
wherein each of the WAP and the second component support the HTTPS protocol via at least one interface, the at least one interface obviating a need to maintain state information to support the operation of the HTTPS protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,477,306

SOUND DEVICE

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A sound device having a sound-transmitting hole, the sound device comprising:a case having a sound-transmitting hole formed therein, an electro-acoustic transducer being disposed inside the case;
a waterproof air-permeable membrane bonded inside the case to cover the sound-transmitting hole, wherein the waterproof air-permeable membrane allows gas to pass the sound-transmitting hole, but blocks inflow of water; and
a first adhesive foam tape bonding the waterproof air-permeable membrane to the inside of the case, wherein the first adhesive foam tape includes: a body; a first adhesive surface formed in one side of the body and bonded to the inside of the case; a second adhesive surface formed in the other side thereof and bonded to the waterproof air-permeable membrane; pores formed in the body; and an adhesive material filled inside the pores,
wherein the pores are open in the first adhesive surface and the second adhesive surface, but not interconnected with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,477,305

HYDROPHOBIC AND OLEOPHOBIC MEMBRANE, AND WATERPROOF SOUND DEVICE USING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A waterproof sound device comprising:an acoustic unit;
a pass unit having at least one pass hole;
a waterproof membrane positioned between the acoustic unit and the pass unit, the waterproof membrane vibrating to transmit first sound emitted from the acoustic unit to outside of a waterproof sound device through the at least one pass hole or to transmit second sound received through the at least one pass hole from the outside to the acoustic unit,
a first fixing unit interposed between the waterproof membrane and the acoustic unit, directly attached to the waterproof membrane and the acoustic unit, and having a first thickness to provide a first distance from the waterproof membrane to the acoustic unit, the first thickness being greater than a first maximum vibration width of the waterproof membrane toward the acoustic unit, and
a second fixing unit interposed between the waterproof membrane and the pass unit, directly attached to the waterproof membrane and the pass unit, and having a second thickness to provide a second distance from the waterproof membrane to the pass unit, the second thickness being greater than a second maximum vibration width of the waterproof membrane toward the pass unit.

US Pat. No. 10,475,276

GAMING MACHINE HAVING DOOR WITH EXTENDED OPENING AND CLOSING CONTROL

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet defining at least one interior space and having an access door, said access door mounted to said cabinet by at least one hinge allowing said access door to move between a first closed position and a second open position;
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
an access door control comprising a scissor arm and a shock, said scissor arm comprising a first link having a first end and a second end and a second link having a first end and a second end, said first end of said first link connected to said cabinet, said first end of said second link connected to said access door, and said first and second links pivotally connected to one another, and said shock comprising a shock body and an arm extendable therefrom, said shock mounted to said cabinet and said scissor arm, whereby said shock opposes a pivoting of said first and second links relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,474,230

BRIGHTNESS CONTROL FOR AN AUGMENTED REALITY EYE-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Tectus Corporation, Sara...

19. A system for controlling a brightness of an augmented reality eye-mounted display, the system comprising:an eye-mounted display comprising a contact lens containing a femtoprojector, the femtoprojector projecting an augmented reality image to a user's retina, the augmented reality image overlaid on an external scene viewed by the user through the contact lens;
a photodetector that detects a brightness level of a local sensing area within the external scene rather than an ambient brightness level of the entire external scene; and
a controller that adjusts a brightness level of the augmented reality image based on the brightness level of the external scene and wherein the controller can orient the photodetector to different local sensing areas within the external scene.

US Pat. No. 10,472,262

ELECTRICAL-STORAGE TYPE DESALINATION ELECTRODE MODULE, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR AND DESALINATION DEVICE USING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A capacitive deionization electrode module comprising:a conductive support including: a porous substrate having fine pores; and carbon-based electrode powders injected inside the fine pores of the porous substrate, wherein the porous substrate is formed of a nanofiber web, and the nanofiber web is formed of electrospun and accumulated polymer nanofibers; and
a coating layer coated on one surface of the conductive support.

US Pat. No. 10,472,108

BOX-OPENING DEVICE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A box-opening device configured to unfold a folded cardboard box sheet in which a first side surface and a second side surface overlap with a third side surface and a fourth side surface and form a square-tube-shaped cardboard box in which the first side surface, the second side surface, the third side surface, and the fourth side surface are arranged in this order, the box-opening device comprising:a first grasping part that grasps the first side surface;
a first arm that has a second grasping part that grasps the fourth side surface and changes a posture while the second grasping part grasps the fourth side surface;
a control part that controls a movement of the first arm so that an initial action, in which a gap is formed between the first and second side surfaces and the third and fourth side surfaces of the folded cardboard box sheet overlapping each other, and a main action, which is performed after the initial action and in which the cardboard box sheet is formed into a square tube shape, are executed as an action of unfolding the cardboard box sheet;
the first arm configured to move at or slower than a predetermined speed in the initial action, and the first arm configured to move faster than the predetermined speed in the main action; and
the control part controlling configured to control the movement of the first arm based on an angle formed by the first side surface and the fourth side surface, such that the initial action comes to an end when the angle reaches a target angle, the target angle being determined according to a length of a side of the cardboard box sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,472,655

ENZYMES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A process for preparing (?)-Ambrox or a mixture comprising (?)-Ambrox, wherein a mixture of isomers comprising (3E,7E)-homofarnesol (EEH) is enzymatically converted to (?)-Ambrox or a mixture comprising (?)-Ambrox wherein the enzymatic conversion is carried out using an squalene hopene cyclase/homofarnesol Ambrox cyclase (SHC/HAC) enzyme having the polypeptide sequence SEQ ID No. 21 under reaction conditions suitable for the production of (?)-Ambrox, and wherein the mixture of isomers comprises homofarnesol isomers selected from one or more of the following groups consisting of [(3E,7E) and [(3Z,7E)] and/or [(3E,7E) and (3E,7Z)] and/or [(3Z,7E), (3E,7E) and (3E,7Z)] also designated as [EE:EZ], [EE:ZE] and [EE:EZ:ZE] respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,477,729

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY AND THERMAL-TRANSFER ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:a receptacle cage having a front end and a receiving cavity that opens to the front end, the receiving cavity being sized and shaped to receive a pluggable transceiver;
a thermal-transfer module being coupled to a side of the receptacle cage, the thermal-transfer module having a base portion and a plurality of heat-transfer fins coupled to the base portion, the thermal-transfer module configured to absorb thermal energy from the pluggable transceiver and transfer the thermal energy through the base portion and to the heat-transfer fins, the heat-transfer fins having corresponding fin heights that extend between the base portion and a corresponding distal surface; and
a retention clip configured to hold the thermal-transfer module to the receptacle cage, the retention clip including a resilient beam that extends across the thermal-transfer module, the resilient beam directly engaging at least some of the heat-transfer fins and applying a resilient force against the heat-transfer fins in a direction from the distal surfaces to the receptacle cage.

US Pat. No. 10,477,727

TEMPERATURE-CONTROL UNIT FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A temperature-control unit for electronic components, the unit comprising:a housing defining a receptacle for an electronic component and a channel system for a fluid;
wherein the channel system runs from an inlet to multiple nozzles spraying into and a cavity with an outlet;
wherein the housing comprises a wall structure having an inner wall surface forming an impact surface situated opposite a respective nozzle mouth of each of the multiple nozzles and an outer wall surface serving as part of the receptacle;
wherein the receptacle comprises a positioning guide with a spring element; and
wherein at least two of the multiple nozzles have respective nozzle mouths with different cross-sectional areas.

US Pat. No. 10,477,705

STORAGE DEVICE

APACER TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A storage device, comprising:a first housing;
a second housing matched with the first housing and connected with the first housing;
a circuit board disposed between the first housing and the second housing;
a first electric connector disposed on the circuit board;
a first storage unit disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected with the first electric connector;
a second electric connector disposed on the circuit board; and
a second storage unit disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected with the second electric connector, wherein the first storage unit and the second storage unit are independent from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,477,700

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board, the method comprising in this order the steps:(i) providing a non-conductive substrate having on at least one surface
a copper circuitry with a copper surface, wherein the copper surface is
chemically treated by (a) an oxidation and subsequent reduction reaction and/or (b) an organic compound attached to the copper surface,
a permanent, non-conductive, not fully polymerized cover layer covering at least partially said copper surface,
(ii) thermally treating the substrate with the permanent, non-conductive, not fully polymerized cover layer at a temperature in the range from 140° C. to 250° C. in an atmosphere, which contains molecular oxygen in an amount of 100000 ppm or less, based on the total volume of the atmosphere, such that a substrate with a permanent, non-conductive cover layer is obtained, the cover layer being more polymerized compared to step (i),
with the proviso:
that step (ii) is carried out after step (i) but before any metal or metal alloy is deposited onto the permanent, non-conductive, not fully polymerized cover layer, and
that in step (ii) the permanent, non-conductive, not fully polymerized cover layer is fully polymerized in solely one single thermal treating step, if the cover layer is a solder mask.

US Pat. No. 10,477,693

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT

SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board element having an inlay and a current sensor for determining a current flowing through the inlay, the method comprises the following steps:providing a layer of printed circuit board material having a recess;
providing the inlay having an inlay outline;
inserting the inlay in the recess;
embedding the inlay in the recess;
completing and laminating the printed circuit board material;
applying two alignment markings on an uppermost printed circuit board layer;
forming a cross-section tapering on the inlay outline to form a precision edge aligned with the two alignment markings;
applying the precision edge as a reference edge for assembly of the current sensor on an uppermost printed circuit board layer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,645

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel;
a light luminance sensing circuit, disposed on the display panel, sensing luminance intensity to generate an output sensing signal, wherein the light luminance sensing circuit comprises:
a plurality of luminance sensing modules, each of the luminance sensing modules comprises:
a diode, an anode of the diode receiving an input sensing signal; and
a transistor, a first terminal of the transistor being coupled to a cathode of the diode, a control terminal of the transistor being coupled to a grounding voltage, a second terminal of the transistor generating an output sensing sub-signal, wherein a voltage value of the output sensing sub-signal changes according to the luminance intensity,
wherein the light luminance sensing circuit generates the output sensing signal according to the output sensing sub-signals of the luminance sensing modules;
a controller, coupled to the light luminance sensing circuit, receiving the output sensing signal, converting the output sensing signal to generate selecting numeric information according to look-up information, the controller generating a control driving signal according to the selecting numeric information, wherein the look-up information records a corresponding relationship between a plurality of electric characteristic values and a plurality of pieces of numeric information; and
a driving circuit, coupled to the controller, the driving circuit adjusting the luminance intensity of a lighting element according to the control driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,642

ENERGY SOURCE BACKUP CHARGING POWER SUPPLY THAT ADAPTS TO A VARIABLE INPUT VOLTAGE

NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTUR...

1. An LED lighting system backup charger comprising:an input port constructed to be electrically connected to an LED driver, voltage from the input port being converted to a battery charging voltage by an electrically connected DC-DC down-converter;
a battery charge controller accepting current from the DC-DC down-converter and supplying charging current to an energy storage system;
a bidirectional current sensor sensing current flow to or from the energy storage system, wherein when power is present at the input port, the energy storage system charges;
a first voltage sensor sensing voltage at the energy storage system;
a second voltage sensor sensing voltage at the input port;
a logic system attached to the first and second voltage sensor and the bidirectional current sensor, which upon loss of input power, activates a DC-DC boost converter that is electrically attached to the bidirectional current sensor attached to the energy storage system that produces a voltage sufficient to power LEDs from the input port at a reduced current.

US Pat. No. 10,477,586

METHOD TO TRANSMIT DOWNLINK SIGNALING MESSAGE ON CELLULAR SYSTEMS FOR PACKET TRANSMISSION AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING THE MESSAGE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a random access preamble to a base station;
determining, by the UE, an identifier at least based on when the random access preamble is transmitted;
receiving, by the UE, first information through a first channel;
determining, by the UE, that the identifier is used in the first information; and
in response to the identifier being used in the first information, acquiring, by the UE, a random access response based on the first information, wherein the random access response is received from the base station through a second channel,
wherein the UE determines the identifier before receiving the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,477,358

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A MOBILE DEVICE IS INSIDE AN ENVIRONMENT EXPERIENCING ADVERSE PRESSURE VARIATION CONDITIONS

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for determining whether a mobile device is inside an environment experiencing adverse pressure variation conditions, the method comprising:detecting a change in pressure measured by a mobile device during an Nth predefined time period that meets or exceeds a threshold value of change;
determining if one or more measurements of an inertial sensor of the mobile device indicate that the mobile device vertically moved at least a threshold amount of distance during the Nth predefined time period;
if the one or more measurements of an inertial sensor of the mobile device do not indicate that the mobile device vertically moved during the Nth predefined time period at least the threshold amount of distance, determining an estimated position;
determining if the estimated position is inside a building or within a threshold amount of distance error from the building;
if the estimated position is inside the building or within the threshold amount of distance error from the building, determining that the mobile device is located in the building; and
if the estimated position is not inside the building or not within the threshold amount of distance error from the building, determining that the mobile device is located in a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,476,458

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITIONS AT AN INPUT TO A SIGNAL CHAIN AND FOR DETECTING CHANNEL IMBALANCE IN A DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL CHAIN

Analog Devices Global Unl...

9. An apparatus for detecting channel imbalance in a differential signal processing system having a node for controlling a common mode value of a differential output signal, the apparatus comprising:common mode inputs of the differential signal processing system that receive a periodic voltage signal, the common mode inputs being distinct from signal input nodes of the differential signal processing system, wherein the periodic voltage signal is defined as a signal that cycles between two values over time; and
a processor coupled to receive outputs of the differential signal processing system for examining a correlation between the received outputs of the differential signal processing system and the periodic voltage signal applied to the common mode inputs to identify channel imbalance.

US Pat. No. 10,476,393

MODIFIABLE DC-DC POWER CONVERTERS FOR PROVIDING DIFFERENT OUTPUT VOLTAGES

Astec International Limit...

1. A DC-DC power converter kit comprising:a body including a plurality of DC inputs configured to couple to one another to form a power converter input, a plurality of outputs configured to couple to one another to form a power converter output, and a plurality of transformers, each transformer including two or more primary windings for coupling to one DC input of the plurality of DC inputs and at least one secondary winding for coupling to one output of the plurality of outputs;
a plurality of input connectors each configured to directly connect between the two or more primary windings of said each transformer and connect the plurality of DC inputs for providing DC power from the plurality of DC inputs to said each transformer, the plurality of input connectors each configured to change at least one of a connection between each of the two or more primary windings to adjust a turns ratio of said each transformer and a connection between the plurality of DC inputs; and
a plurality of output connectors each configured to connect between the plurality of transformers and the plurality of outputs to change a connection between the plurality of outputs;
the power converter output providing a first output voltage when using a first set of the plurality of input connectors and a first output connector of the plurality of output connectors, and the power converter output providing a second output voltage different than the first output voltage when using a second set of the plurality of input connectors and a second output connector of the plurality of output connectors;
wherein when the connection between the plurality of DC inputs is a parallel connection, the connection between the plurality of outputs is a series connection, and wherein when the connection between the plurality of DC inputs is a series connection, the connection between the plurality of outputs is a parallel connection.

US Pat. No. 10,476,388

SIMO BASED DC-DC CONVERTERS FOR THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A single-inductor multiple-output (SIMO) power converter for converting an input voltage to generate an output voltage and a biasing voltage, the SIMO power converter comprising:an inductor configured to store energy from the input voltage;
a primary power switch with a control node, connected between the inductor and the output voltage, wherein the primary power switch is configured to deliver a first part of the energy to the output voltage; and
a control circuit configured to control the primary power switch, the control circuit comprising:
an auxiliary power switch, connected between the inductor and the biasing voltage, wherein the auxiliary power switch is configured to deliver a second part of the energy to the biasing voltage; and
a driver configured to drive the control node and to determine a signal level at the control node according to the biasing voltage, the biasing voltage performing as a power source for the driver;
wherein the auxiliary power switch delivers the second part of the energy to the biasing voltage in response to a turn-on voltage of the primary power switch, the turn-on voltage being a voltage drop across a conduction channel of the primary power switch when the primary power switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,476,301

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL LOAD CONTROL NETWORK

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for controlling the application of electrical line power to a plurality of electrical loads comprising:a line power network operatively connected to the plurality of electrical loads;
a low voltage power and communication network separate from the line power network;
one or more load control devices operatively connected to the low voltage power and communication network, each load control device transmitting one or more identification signals and one or more control signals through the low voltage power and communication network, for indirectly controlling the application of electrical power to one or more of the plurality of electrical loads;
at least one controller device operatively connected to the one or more load control devices through the low voltage power and communication network, said at least one controller device having a configuration means and providing electrical power to the low voltage power and communication network;
processing means in each of the at least one controller devices, said processing means for receiving and processing identification signals from each of the one or more load control devices and each of the one of more controller devices and the plurality of loads and using the configuration means to generate a plurality of configuration signals upon initial application of electrical power to the system, the processing means transmitting the plurality of configuration signals to the one or more load control devices and the one of more controller devices, the processing means further for receiving and processing one or more control signals from the one or more load control devices and directly controlling the application of electrical power to one or more of the plurality of electrical loads according to the one or more control signals and the plurality of configuration signals.

US Pat. No. 10,476,291

WEARABLE DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE BATTERY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A wearable device having a flexible battery, the wearable device comprising:a functional unit;
a band unit that fixes the functional unit to a wrist of a user; and
a thin plate flexible battery that is embedded in the band unit and supplies power to the functional unit,
wherein the thin plate flexible battery comprises: an electrode assembly; an electrolyte; and a packaging member that seals the electrode assembly and the electrolyte, and wherein the packaging member is configured by sequentially laminating a heat-sealable layer and a protective layer outwardly from an inner side of the packaging member,
wherein the electrode assembly comprises:
a positive electrode including a first porous nanofiber web having a plurality of first pores, the first porous nanofiber web being formed of first nanofibers which are made of electrospun and accumulated polymer material, first metal particles coated on the first nanofibers to form the first nanofibers as a first conductive support, a positive electrode active material slurry injected into the plurality of first pores, a first conductive adhesive layer formed on the first porous nanofiber web, and a first conductive metal layer formed on the first conductive adhesive layer;
a negative electrode including a second porous nanofiber web having a plurality of second pores, the second porous nanofiber web being formed of second nanofibers which are made of electrospun and accumulated polymer material, second metal particles coated on the second nanofibers to form the second nanofibers as a second conductive support, a negative electrode active material slurry injected into the plurality of second pores, a second conductive adhesive layer formed on the second porous nanofiber web, and a second conductive metal layer formed on the second conductive adhesive layer; and
a porous separator for separating the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
wherein the first nanofibers and the second nanofibers have a diameter of 0.3 to 1.5 ?m, and the first porous nanofiber web and the second porous nanofiber web have a thickness of 5 to 1000 ?m, and
wherein the separator comprises:
a porous nonwoven fabric playing a role of a support; and
a porous polymer web layer or a non-pore polymer film layer that is laminated on one side of the porous nonwoven fabric and playing a role of an adhesive layer and an ion moisture-containing layer when the porous polymer web layer or the non-pore polymer film layer is in close contact with the positive electrode or the negative electrode facing the porous polymer web layer or the non-pore polymer film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,475,213

X-RAY CT APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X-ray computed tomography (CT) apparatus comprising:an X-ray detector; and
processing circuitry configured to:
every time any of a plurality of reconstructed CT images which are reconstructed based on X-rays detected by the X-ray detector is designated as a display object image, cause the CT image designated as the display object image to be displayed on a display, and perform preprocessing on raw data corresponding to the CT image designated as the display object image, and
when the processing circuitry receives an enlargement instruction to enlarge the CT image displayed on the display, reconstruct an enlarged CT image using the raw data, which is preprocessed after the CT image is designated as the display object image and before the processing circuitry receives the enlargement instruction, based on the enlargement instruction, and cause the reconstructed enlarged CT image to be displayed on the display, wherein
the processing circuitry causes, until reconstruction of the enlarged CT image is completed, an enlarged image obtained by enlarging the CT image designated as the display object image to be displayed on the display, and causes, after completion of the reconstruction, the enlarged CT image to be displayed on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,474,097

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC STORAGE DEVICE, CARTRIDGE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus to which a cartridge including an electronic storage device can detachably be attached, comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that, upon executing instructions stored in the at least one memory, functions to
obtain control information used for image formation from a first area of the electronic storage device and obtain determination information used to determine correctness of the control information stored in the first area from a second area configured to store the determination information;
determine the correctness of the control information based on the control information and the determination information;
control image formation, if it is determined that the control information is correct, using the obtained control information, and
generate generated determination information based on the control information,
wherein the electronic storage device includes a third area configured to store identification information used to identify the cartridge,
the determination information is obtained from the second area based on the identification information obtained from the third area,
the generated determination information is generated based on the obtained control information, and
the correctness of the control information is determined based on comparison between the determination information based on the identification information and the generated determination information.

US Pat. No. 10,473,360

FAN AND WATER HEATER PROVIDED WITH THE SAME, AND IMPELLER AND WATER HEATER PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. An impeller comprising:a first member including a shroud formed in an annular shape and a first blade that is formed so as to extend from an inner circumferential side to an outer circumferential side of a first back surface of said shroud and protrude from said first back surface; and
a second member including a main plate formed in a disc shape and a second blade that is formed so as to extend from an inner circumferential side to an outer circumferential side of a second back surface of said main plate and protrude from said second back surface,
said first member and said second member being integrally molded by a resin containing a fibrous filler,
said first member and said second member being coupled by welding said first blade and a second front surface on a side opposite to said second back surface,
at least one of said second front surface and a first front surface on a side opposite to said first back surface including an inner circumferential side gate mark portion located on a circumference on the inner circumferential side and an outer circumferential side gate mark portion located on a circumference close to the outer circumferential side relative to said inner circumferential side gate mark portion.

US Pat. No. 10,473,273

LAMP WITH INDUCTIVE CONNECTION TO LIGHT ENGINE

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A lamp comprising: a housing including a light projecting end and a base having an electrical connector for connection with a lamp fixture; a light engine positioned at the light projecting end of the housing; a driver assembly in electrical communication with the electrical connector of the base of the housing; and an inductive connection positioned between the driver assembly and the light engine, the inductive connection comprises a transmission coil in the driver assembly, and a receiver coil in the light engine that provides for the transfer of energy magnetically from the driver assembly to the light engine, and the driver assembly comprises a printed circuit board including an electromagnetic interference (EMI) rectifier, a power factor correction (PFC) regulator, and a resonant converter stage, wherein the electromagnetic interference (EMI) rectifier is in physical electrical connection with an electrical connector of the base, and the resonant converter stage is in physical electrical connection with the inductive transmission coil (Tx) of the inductive connection;wherein the light engine includes a light engine printed circuit board (PCB), the light engine PCB includes a network matching in physical electrical connection with the inductive receiver coil (Rx), a rectifier and filter portion that converts the AC voltage from the inductive receiver coil to DC voltage, an output regulator that regulates the DC voltage to an amount for an LED load for use by the light engine, and an LED load portion in physical electrical connection with the light engine.

US Pat. No. 10,473,252

LINE CONNECTOR AND LINE SET FOR FLUID MEDIA

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A line connector with two mutually separate flow paths for connecting a pipe-in-pipe line to independent first and second lines, the line connector comprising:an attachment part, a pipe adapter part and a connecting sleeve as individual components;
the attachment part including a first attachment element and an inner connecting element unitarily formed therewith, the inner connecting element being an inner cylindrical extension configured to engage an inner pipe of the pipe-in-pipe line, the first attachment element being a first cylindrical extension configured to engage the first line, and a flow path from the inner line to the first line being defined through the attachment part;
the pipe adapter part including a unitarily formed outer connecting element being an outer cylindrical extension configured to engage an outer pipe of the pipe-in-pipe line; and
the connecting sleeve including a second attachment element unitarily formed thereon as a second cylindrical extension arranged about an opening in a perimeter wall of the connecting sleeve, the second cylindrical extension being separate and distinct from the first attachment element and being configured to engage the second line and communicate the second line to a flow path of the outer pipe, the connecting sleeve connecting the attachment part to the pipe adapter part, and wherein the connecting sleeve is configured at both sides to, in the unassembled state, be pushed fully over the outer pipe, and at the end facing toward the attachment part be pushed over the pipe adapter part and onto the attachment part.

US Pat. No. 10,473,218

PERIMETER SEAL

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A sealing system, comprising:a first housing that defines a mating surface;
a second housing that defines a seal gland having an inner wall, a base, and an outer wall, said second housing having a perimeter flange extending perpendicular to the outer wall of the seal gland and overlying a portion of the mating surface; and
a seal that includes a continuous beam of compliant material compressed within the seal gland, said continuous beam characterized as having a generally H-shaped cross-section, said seal defines a captured end disposed within the seal gland and a free end extending beyond the second housing, said seal defines an inner flange, an outer flange, a web disposed therebetween, and a lip, said lip extends radially outward from and generally perpendicular to the free end of the outer flange and is disposed between the perimeter flange and the portion of the mating surface, wherein when the second housing is attached to the first housing the inner flange and the outer flange forcibly engages the mating surface of the first housing, the inner wall, the base, and the outer wall of the seal gland and the lip is compressed between the perimeter flange and the portion of the mating surface;
wherein a cross-section of the lip is increased in thickness at a distal end of the lip relative to a midsection of the lip.

US Pat. No. 10,473,099

MODULAR PUMP SYSTEM

Thomas Magnete GmbH, Her...

1. A modular pump system having a plurality of electromagnetically actuated reciprocating pump configurations, comprising:the plurality of configurations of the reciprocating pump having a magnetic part and a pump part selected from at least three different pump parts that is predominantly arranged in an interior of the magnetic part, each pump part connected to the magnetic port by way of a connecting site on the magnetic part, and a cover;
the magnetic part having a magnetic coil, a magnetic flux-conducting support and a brace;
each pump part having a pole including a control cone, a pole pipe, an armature, a cylinder and a displacement piston that is pushed or pulled in a longitudinal direction by the armature, said displacement piston being returned into the respective other longitudinal direction by a resilient element, if the armature is not energized;
wherein reciprocating movement of the armature is caused by a linked magnetic flux that is generated by the magnetic coil and is guided by the support, the brace, the pole pipe, the armature, and the pole;
wherein the magnetic part is an assembly that can be pre-assembled and can be tested, said assembly being provided with a synthetic material injection molding;
wherein the connecting site on the magnetic part to each pump part includes a connecting contour that is identical for each pump part, and it is possible using said connecting contour to push each pump part of the modular system into the magnetic part to form each of the plurality of different configurations;
wherein each pump part is an assembly that can be pre-assembled and can be tested at least with regard to its displacement volume;
wherein the magnetic part in the case of all reciprocating pumps of the modular pump system includes identical or geometrically similar connecting surfaces, for receiving the magnetic part in a holding device.

US Pat. No. 10,473,006

METHOD AND APPARATUS

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A method of controlling a pressure gradient between a combustion chamber and a crankcase of an engine, the method comprising:receiving, at a control device, a signal indicating that a lubricant container is coupled to a lubricant circulation system associated with the engine; and
in response to the received signal, providing data to cause operation of a suction control device for facilitating control of the pressure gradient such that a pressure in the crankcase is maintained lower than a pressure in the combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,472,181

DISPERSIVE SUPPLY DEVICE AND COMBINATION WEIGHING DEVICE

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. A dispersive supply device comprising:a dispersion portion configured to disperse articles supplied from above toward a periphery;
a plurality of conveying portions radially arrayed around the dispersion portion and configured to further convey the articles supplied from the dispersion portion in radial directions; and
a plurality of block bodies arranged between the adjacent conveying portions, wherein
the block bodies include
a first block body configured to restrict the articles supplied from the dispersion portion from entering a portion between the conveying portions, and
a second block body configured to allow the articles supplied from the dispersion portion to enter the portion between the conveying portions, and
the first block body and the second block body are arranged alternately, or at intervals of the block bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,471,940

COMPRESSED AIR BRAKE DEVICE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE WITH A DIRECT ELECTROPNEUMATIC BRAKE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A compressed air brake device for a rail vehicle with a direct electropneumatic brake, the device comprising:a brake control unit having a brake control device with connected brake actuators and a brake pilot control pressure sensor connected to the brake actuators;
a pressure converter that is loaded with a brake pilot control pressure by the brake actuators and is connected to at least one downstream brake cylinder;
an independent monitoring control unit connected in parallel with said brake control unit, said monitoring control unit having a monitoring control device with connected monitoring actuators and a monitoring pilot control pressure sensor connected to the monitoring actuators;
said monitoring pilot control pressure sensor controlling a monitoring pilot control pressure at an output of said monitoring actuators, wherein in each case a higher pressure of the brake pilot control pressure and the monitoring pilot control pressure, or, if a fault is present in said brake control unit, the monitoring pilot control pressure, is relayed to the brake cylinder; and
a pressure sensor having an input connected to said pressure converter and an output connected to said monitoring control device of said monitoring control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,471,902

RETAINING DEVICE FOR A STILL OR VIDEO CAMERA IN THE INTERIOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

KINETIX AG, Glarus (CH)

1. A system, comprising a retaining device, the system further comprising a vehicle seat positioned in an interior of a motor vehicle, the vehicle seat having:a vehicle seat part comprising at least one of a backrest, a headrest, and a headrest holder; the retaining device having a fastening apparatus which releasably attaches the retaining device to the headrest holder; the fastening apparatus comprising a carrier, a receptacle extending in a horizontal plane perpendicular to the carrier, a retaining bushing and an engagement hook, wherein the receptacle is inserted and latched into the retaining bushing via the engagement hook and can be released via at least one unlatching button positioned on either side of the receptacle;
a carrier arm which is oriented approximately horizontally and parallel with respect to a broad side of the backrest and at a free end of which a holder is arranged for receiving a camera, wherein the carrier arm protrudes beyond the vehicle seat part to such an extent that a lens of a camera mounted to the free end of the carrier arm has an uninterrupted view towards the front in the driving direction and/or towards the rear in the direction counter to the driving direction, characterized in that the carrier arm at its other end is connected via a first rotary joint with an approximately vertically-oriented rotational axis to the fastening apparatus and can be pivoted in an approximately horizontal plane, wherein the rotational axis is arranged approximately in the center with respect to the width broad side of the backrest, and the carrier arm is pivotable between a first position and a second position via the first rotary joint through about 180° around the rotational axis and, in the first and second positions, is oriented approximately parallel with respect to the broad side of the backrest, such that a camera mounted to the free end of the carrier arm can be pivoted to one of a first side or a second side of the vehicle seat part; wherein in the first position, the carrier arm extends perpendicular to the fastening apparatus on a first side of the fastening apparatus and in the second position, the carrier arm extends perpendicular to the fastening apparatus on a second side of the fastening apparatus, and the carrier arm is rotatable between the first and second position via the first rotary joint.

US Pat. No. 10,470,830

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTRUMENT BASED INSERTION ARCHITECTURES

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A medical device comprising:a shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
an end effector connected to the distal portion of the shaft; and
a handle coupled to the shaft, wherein the handle includes a first mechanical input and a second mechanical input, wherein the first mechanical input is configured to cause actuation of the end effector, and the second mechanical input is configured to cause translation of the shaft relative to the handle.
US Pat. No. 10,471,071

CORTICOSTEROID CONTAINING ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLET COMPOSITIONS FOR EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS

Adare Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A pharmaceutical composition in the form of an orally disintegrating tablet comprising:a. a topically acting corticosteroid or pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, or polymorph adsorbed onto a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; and
b. rapidly dispersing microgranules comprising a sugar alcohol, or a saccharide, or a mixture thereof and at least one disintegrant, wherein the sugar alcohol or saccharide and the disintegrant are present in a ratio of sugar alcohol or saccharide to disintegrant of from 90:10 to 99:1
wherein the corticosteroid is present in an amount of about 5% or less by weight in the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,477,735

HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A heat dissipation system for use with a liquid crystal television, comprising a shaped heat-dissipating member, a light-emitting diode (LED) light bar adhesively mounted to a horizontal bottom wall of the shaped heat-dissipating member, a back board arranged between the LED light bar and an inner vertical surface of the shaped heat-dissipating member to receive the shaped heat-dissipating member to fix thereto, a heat spread adhesively mounted to an outer vertical surface of the shaped heat-dissipating member, heat-dissipating fins mounted to one side of the heat spreader that is distant from the shaped heat-dissipating member, and a plurality of fans mounted to one side of the heat-dissipating fins that is distant from the heat spreader; wherein the heat spreader casts a projection area on the back board is greater than a projection area cast on the back board by the shaped heat-dissipating member and the heat spreader has a height that is greater than a height of the shaped heat-dissipating member.

US Pat. No. 10,477,732

LIGHT IRRADIATION DEVICE, LIGHT IRRADIATION SYSTEM, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A light irradiation device comprising:a light emitting unit that emits light while generating heat;
a cooling unit that includes a channel through which a coolant flows, a first surface on which the light emitting unit is mounted, and a second surface that faces a direction opposite to the first surface;
a supply unit having a rectangular parallelepiped shape extending in a depth direction of the light irradiation device, and the supply unit is disposed facing the second surface in one direction that the second surface faces, the supply unit supplying the coolant to the cooling unit and a length of the supply unit in a width direction of the light irradiation device is shorter than a length of the cooling unit in the width direction of the light irradiation device; and
a driving unit that is disposed facing the second surface in the one direction, the driving unit including:
a driving board that drives the light emitting unit;
a bracket with which the driving board is fixed to the second surface of the cooling unit, and the bracket extends in the depth direction of the light irradiation device, wherein the bracket comprises: a bottom plate whose plate surface is in contact with the second surfaces of the cooling unit; and a side plate whose plate surface faces the width direction of the light irradiation device; and
a plurality of spacers, being interposed between the driving board and the side plate.

US Pat. No. 10,477,730

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY AND GRIPPING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A head-mounted display configured to display an image to a user, the head-mounted display comprising:a protruding member disposed on an outer surface member of the head-mounted display, and in proximity to a heat generation source arranged inside the head-mounted display; and
a heat transfer member disposed between the protruding member and the heat generation source, and arranged to be deformable along an outer shape of the protruding member,
wherein the heat transfer member is in contact with the heat generation source at one side and in contact with an outside of the protruding member at the other side, and
wherein the protruding member includes ribs and is contact with the outer surface member of the head-mounted display by the ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,477,695

DRYING APPARATUS

1. A drying apparatus comprising:a drying tank for performing drying processing of a workpiece;
a fixture for holding the workpiece in a vertical posture;
a heating means opposed to a front surface of the workpiece; and
a heating means opposed to a back surface of the workpiece,
wherein each heating means is inclined downwardly in a conveying direction of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,477,691

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a thin-film transistor (TFT) array substrate having a first surface;
a flexible printed circuit board disposed on an edge of the first surface, and extending outward from the edge of the first surface;
a front panel laminate located on the first surface of the TFT array substrate;
a first protection sheet covering the front panel laminate, the first surface of the TFT array substrate, and the flexible printed circuit board on the first surface, and having a through hole, wherein a portion of the flexible printed circuit board and a portion of the TFT array substrate are located in the through hole; and
a waterproof glue located in the through hole and covering the portion of the flexible printed circuit board and the portion of the TFT array substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,477,680

INK COMPOSITION FOR LIGHT SINTERING, WIRING BOARD USING SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. An ink composition for light sintering, comprising:copper oxide nanoparticles having copper oxide films on surfaces of copper nanoparticles;
a solvent;
silver oxide; and
a binder,
wherein the silver oxide and the copper oxide nanoparticles, except for the solvent, are comprised in an amount of 70% to 94% by weight, and
wherein the binder is a mixed resin including epoxy acrylate, polyvinyl acetal, and phenolic resin.

US Pat. No. 10,477,677

OPTICAL MODULATOR WITH FPC AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE USING SAME

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A microwave band optical modulator which performs an optical modulation by a microwave band electrical signal, comprising:a flexible wiring board that makes an electrical connection with a circuit board,
wherein the flexible wiring board has a substantially quadrilateral shape,
pads to be electrically connected to the circuit board are formed on the flexible wiring board along one side of the substantially quadrilateral shape, and
in order to release mechanical stress applied to a side or an end portion of the flexible wiring board and/or prevent propagation of a strain generated in the side or the end portion, the flexible wiring board has a cutout or notch disposed on a side adjacent to the one side, and the cutout or notch is provided from a portion of at least one side of the substantially quadrilateral shape toward an inside of the flexible wiring board, and
the pads are foamed from the one side to a position of a distance a, and
the cutout or notch is formed at a position within a distance 1.25×a from the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,477,668

VECTOR CONTROL OF RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL IN NARROW BAND LOADS DRIVEN BY INJECTION LOCKED MAGNETRON USING CARRIER AMPLITUDE MODULATION BY SPECTRAL ENERGY SPREADING VIA PHASE MODULATION

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A method comprising:coupling one radio frequency device to a device requiring power;
modulating an amplitude of a drive signal for said device requiring power via phase modulation, with a digital control module such that phase modulated sidebands outside the bandwidth of the device requiring power are reflected and only a carrier remains;
controlling said modulated amplitude via said phase modulation according to a modulation depth control signal and a phase modulation signal;
providing said drive signal to said radio frequency device; and
powering said device requiring power with said radio frequency device and removing power associated with said modulated sidebands outside the bandwidth of the device requiring power thereby providing a modulation scheme comprising vector control of a radio frequency vector required for said device requiring power.

US Pat. No. 10,477,667

AUTOMATIC RELOADING AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR SOLID TARGETS

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. An automatic reloading and transport system for handling solid targets for a particle accelerator, comprising:a capsule configured to accommodate at least one solid target;
a pneumatic tube transport system comprising at least two end stations each configured to dock and undock the capsule;
a handling mechanism to open and close the capsule, and to move the target from or to the open capsule;
a target positioning device configured to receive the target from the handling mechanism and move the target to a position for receiving a beam of accelerated particles from the particle accelerator, wherein upon irradiation of the target by the beam of accelerated particles, the target positioning device is configured to move the target back to a position for target manipulation by the handling mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,477,666

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT PLASMA CHEMICAL REACTION IN GAS FLOW

DM Eco Plasma, Inc., For...

1. A plasma chemical reactor comprising:an anode having an axis of rotational symmetry, the anode having a proximal cylindrical portion having a first diameter, a distal cylindrical portion having a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter, and a conical portion connecting the distal and proximal portions;
a cathode inside the proximal cylindrical portion of the anode and having a cylindrical portion that is co-axial with the anode, the cathode having a conical tip that extends in a distal direction no further than the conical portion of the anode;
a hot plasma channel in the distal cylindrical portion of the anode;
a gas input module providing gas flow into the anode;
a gas output module at a distal end of the anode, such that the distal cylindrical portion of the anode forms a reaction chamber to break down the gas flow into component gases due to a moving plasma filament in the distal cylindrical portion of the anode; and
a high voltage power supply providing a current in a range of 0.1-1.0 A,
the high voltage power supply providing a voltage to the cathode in a range of 0-5 kV and providing power of at least 1 kW, wherein the voltage has a DC component, and
the high voltage power supply providing a voltage/current ratio of at least 1000 V/A.

US Pat. No. 10,477,662

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TARGET MATERIAL DEBRIS CLEANING OF EUV VESSEL AND EUV COLLECTOR

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source comprising:an EUV vessel having an EUV purge gas inlet, the EUV purge gas inlet being configured to be coupled to a purge gas source for dispensing a quantity of purge gas into the EUV vessel;
an EUV collector disposed in the EUV vessel, the EUV collector having a reflective surface;
a target material source for dispensing a quantity of target material into the EUV vessel;
a first source of hydrogen radicals disposed within the EUV vessel, the first source comprising a capacitively coupled hydrogen plasma chamber, the capacitively coupled hydrogen plasma chamber comprising:
a first hydrogen source inlet configured to be coupled to a source of hydrogen;
a first hydrogen source electrode configured to be coupled to a first RF signal source;
a second hydrogen source electrode configured to be coupled to a second RF signal source, the first hydrogen source electrode and the second hydrogen source electrode being arranged to produce the hydrogen radicals in the hydrogen from the source of hydrogen in a space between the first hydrogen source electrode and the second hydrogen source electrode, and
a first hydrogen radical source outlet disposed to cause the hydrogen radicals to flow across at least a portion of the reflective surface of the EUV collector,
wherein during operation of the EUV light source hydrogen radicals dispensed from the first hydrogen radical source outlet combine with at least a portion of a target material debris deposit disposed on the portion of the reflective surface of the EUV collector to generate a volatile compound; and
an EUV vessel purge outlet for passing the volatile compound out of the EUV vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,477,659

ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an enclosure that has one or more windows;
one or more internal sensors that sense an internal light condition and generate an internal light condition signal that corresponds to the internal light condition;
one or more lighting control components that include an edge lit panel that has a panel portion and an array of lighting elements that are positioned along an edge of the panel portion; and
a controller configured to:
receive data that represent an image that was captured by a camera;
determine a configuration for the internal light condition based on a color gradient defined by a first color value from a first portion of the image and a second color value from a second portion of the image, and
control operation of the edge lit panel of the one or more lighting control components to define the color gradient in the enclosure according to the configuration for the internal light condition and the internal light condition signal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,354

AUTOMATED DETECTION AND CONFIGURATION OF WEARABLE DEVICES BASED ON ON-BODY STATUS, LOCATION, AND/OR ORIENTATION

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. An electronic device worn on a user, the electronic device comprising:one or more accelerometers configured to generate acceleration information based on acceleration experienced by the electronic device;
a temperature sensor configured to measure temperature information associated with the electronic device;
a processor; and
one or more associated memories, the one or more associated memories including computer program code executable by the processor, the processor, configured by the computer program code, causes the electronic device to:
process the temperature information to determine a temperature, a change in temperature, a rate of change in temperature, or a combination thereof;
determine a state of the electronic device based, at least in part, on the temperature, the change in temperature, the rate of change in temperature, or a combination thereof;
process the acceleration information to extract features from the acceleration information; and
process the features based on a decision tree analysis to determine a location of the electronic device on the user from a plurality of predefined locations,
wherein the decision tree analysis is based, at least in part, on the state of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,477,015

PROCESSING SMS MESSAGES

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method for processing communications in a telephony network, the method comprising:processing at least one SMS message in SMS processing equipment in the telephony network, wherein first and second telephony identifiers are associated with a first, multi-identity user, and wherein each of the first and second telephony identifiers is useable as a destination address in an SMS message sent to the first user, wherein said processing at least one SMS message in the SMS processing equipment comprises:
receiving a mobile-originating SMS message from the first user; and
deriving a characteristic from the mobile-originating SMS message, wherein the derived characteristic is a third telephony identifier derived from a destination address of the mobile-originating SMS message, the third telephony identifier being an identifier for a second user; and
performing identity management, in relation to the use of the first and second telephony identifiers for the first user, during said processing of the at least one SMS message at the SMS processing equipment, wherein said performing said identity management comprises:
accessing stored data indicative of an association between at least one characteristic derivable from an SMS message and at least one of the first and second telephony identifiers; and
selecting one of the first telephony identifier and the second telephony identifier on the basis of the derived characteristic and the stored data, wherein said selecting comprises, when the stored data is indicative of an association between the second telephony identifier and the third telephony identifier, selecting the second telephony identifier as the selected telephony identifier,
wherein said processing at least one SMS message in the SMS processing equipment comprises:
transmitting an outgoing SMS message, the outgoing SMS message including an originating address comprising the selected telephony identifier, and
wherein the telephony network comprises a circuit-switched core, a packet-switched core and gateway equipment connecting the circuit-switched core and the packet-switched core, wherein the gateway equipment implements transport layer interworking for SMS messages transmitted between the packet-switched core and the circuit-switched core, and wherein the identity management is performed at the gateway equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,476,939

CONTEXT DATA IN UPNP SERVICE INFORMATION

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A device for performing a service for a second device, the device comprising:a memory storing executable instructions and a device service description, the device service description including context information comprising a current status of the device;
a communication interface configured to receive requests and send responses over a network using a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol; and
a processor coupled to the communication interface and to the memory, the processor, when executing instructions stored in the memory, configured to:
receive, via the communication interface, a first request sent from the second device over the network, the first request requesting a device service description from the device;
send, via the communication interface, a first response to the second device over the network, the first response including the device service description;
receive, via the communication interface, a second request sent from the second device over the network, the second request based on the context information sent in the first response and requesting a service at the device; and
responsive to the received second request, perform the requested service:,
wherein the memory is also for storing a plurality of data items;
wherein the context information further includes context information specific to each of the plurality of data items;
and wherein the second request is based on the information related to each of the plurality of data items.

US Pat. No. 10,476,690

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING A DATA STREAM IN A MULTICAST TRANSMISSION MODE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for transmitting a data stream according to a multicast transmission mode between a server device and a client device, wherein the method comprises the following steps implemented by the client device:obtaining a first request for subscription to a multicast group, referred to as the target multicast group, allowing obtaining of a data stream;
replacing the first request for subscription to the target multicast group with a plurality of second subscription requests, each second subscription request being associated with a multicast subgroup in a set of multicast subgroups, each multicast subgroup allowing obtaining of a data sub-stream forming a subpart of the data stream, all the multicast subgroups allowing obtaining of said data stream by combining the data sub-streams;
associating a network interface with each second subscription request, each associated network interface being taken from a set of network interfaces connecting the server device to the client device and available on the client device;
transmitting each second subscription request to the server device over the network interface that was associated with said second request;
receiving data sub-streams corresponding to the second subscription requests transmitted, each data sub-stream received being received over the network interface on which the second subscription request associated with said data sub-stream was transmitted; and
reconstructing the data stream using the data sub-streams received in order to enable use of said data streamwherein, following the obtaining of the first request for subscription to the target multicast group, the client device seeks information representing said target multicast group in a set of information representing multicast groups, the first subscription request being replaced by the second subscription requests when the information representing said target multicast group is found in the set of information representing multicast groups.

US Pat. No. 10,476,428

DC VOLTAGE CONTROL IN RENEWABLE ENERGY BASED MULTILEVEL POWER CONVERTER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOLAR ...

1. A renewable energy-based power converter comprising:an input configured to be coupled to a renewable energy-based power source and to receive input DC power having an input DC voltage level;
a high-side DC bus;
a low-side DC bus;
a first output configured to be coupled to an AC grid;
an inverter portion coupled to the high-side DC bus and the low-side DC bus and configured to convert DC power from the high-side DC bus and the low-side DC bus into output AC power and provide the output AC power to the first output;
an interface converter coupled to the high-side DC bus and the low-side DC bus;
a first auxiliary DC-DC converter coupled to the interface converter and configured to be coupled to a first DC load; and
a controller coupled to the interface converter,
wherein, in a first mode of operation, the high-side DC bus and the low-side DC bus are configured to receive the input DC power from the input, and the controller is configured to operate the interface converter to convert DC power from the high-side DC bus and the low-side DC bus into regulated DC power having a regulated DC voltage level, to operate the interface converter to balance a first voltage level on the high-side DC bus with a second voltage level on the low-side DC bus; and to operate the first auxiliary DC-DC converter to convert the regulated DC power into first output DC power provided to the first DC load.

US Pat. No. 10,476,255

DC CIRCUIT BREAKER

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A DC circuit breaker comprising:a mechanical switch installed on a DC transmission line and being opened to interrupt a current in the DC transmission line when a fault occurs at one side or a remaining side thereof on the DC transmission line;
a first bidirectional switching device, connected in parallel with the mechanical switch, for switching currents flowing in both forward and backward directions;
an LC circuit connected in parallel with the mechanical switch and including a capacitor and a reactor connected in series with each other to induce LC resonance;
a first unidirectional switching device, connected in parallel with the LC circuit, for switching a current, to induce LC resonance; and
a second bidirectional switching device, connected in series with the LC circuit, for switching currents flowing in the both forward and backward directions.

US Pat. No. 10,476,217

ELECTRICAL BUS BAR

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. An electrical bus bar, comprising:a first mounting portion configured to be connected to a first counter connector;
a second mounting portion configured to be connected to a second counter connector;
a flexible section between the first and second mounting portions;
a first flat part; and
a second flat part, wherein the first flat part and the second flat part each extend from the first mounting portion to the second mounting portion and are arranged in a stacked configuration, wherein the first flat part and the second flat part are made of sheet metal, wherein a first strip of the sheet metal extends from a body edge of the first flat part to a body edge of the second flat part forming a first link, wherein the first link is dimensioned to keep a first contact surface of the first flat part and a second contact surface of the second flat part in intimate contact, wherein the first flat part comprises an arm protruding from the first contact surface located in the flexible section, wherein the second flat part comprises an opening located in the flexible section, and wherein the arm is formed to protrude into the opening, thereby limiting movement of the first flat part in relation to the second flat part.

US Pat. No. 10,476,201

SEALED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A sealed electrical connector, comprising:a connector housing, having a wire inlet portion and defining an internal cavity that is located central inside the connector housing;
a connector position assurance holder portion;
an interface portion, wherein the internal cavity extends into the interface portion, wherein an electrical terminal is located and electrically connected to an electrical wire inside the internal cavity and the electrical wire extends outside the connector housing by passing through the wire inlet portion that is located between the internal cavity and the outside of the connector housing;
a flexible sealing member configured to seal the internal cavity when the sealed electrical connector is electrically connected to a mating counter connector and when a connector position assurance device is activated in a connector position assurance holder portion to mechanically lock the sealed electrical connector to the mating counter connector, wherein the flexible sealing member is made in one piece, wherein the interface portion includes a sleeve shaped interface shroud extending from the connector housing, wherein a part of the flexible sealing member is arranged on an interface inner surface of the sleeve shaped interface shroud, wherein the connector position assurance holder portion includes a sleeve shaped connector position assurance holder shroud extending from the connector housing, wherein the part of the flexible sealing member is arranged on an inner connector position assurance holder surface of the sleeve shaped connector position assurance holder shroud, wherein the wire inlet portion includes an inlet cavity located inside the connector housing, wherein the part of the flexible sealing member fills the inlet cavity, thereby sealingly surrounding a portion of the electrical wire passing the inlet cavity, wherein the connector housing includes a channel that connects the interface portion, the connector position assurance holder portion and the wire inlet portion, and wherein the part of the flexible sealing member extends through the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,475,571

WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION MODULE

Amosense Co., Ltd., Cheo...

1. A wireless power receiving module to interact with a wireless power transmitting module including at least one wireless power transmitting antenna and a permanent magnet, comprising:an antenna unit including a wireless power receiving antenna of which coil pattern portion is formed with a hollow portion having at a central portion of a predetermined area; and
a shielding unit disposed on one surface of the antenna unit so as to shield a magnetic field,
wherein in the wireless power receiving module, a shortest length between inner sides of the coil pattern portion facing each other is the same as or larger than a diameter of the permanent magnet,
wherein the antenna unit is a combo type further including at least one other antenna using a different frequency band from the wireless power receiving antenna,
wherein at least one other antenna includes at least one of a magnetic secure transmission (MST) antenna and a near field communication (NFC) antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,474,957

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORECASTING CHARACTERISTIC INFORMATION CHANGE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for forecasting a characteristic information change, the method comprising:acquiring historical characteristic data in at least one computation period and current incremental data of multiple pieces of first characteristic information corresponding to a pre-estimation model, wherein the current incremental data is used for indicating a ratio of characteristic data on a day immediately before a forecasting day of each of the multiple pieces of the first characteristic information to the historical characteristic data in the at least one computation period of each of the multiple pieces of first characteristic information;
obtaining first change information on the forecasting day of second characteristic information, the first change information on the forecasting day of the second characteristic information being determined by a forecasting process using the pre-estimation model based on the historical characteristic data and the current incremental data of each of the multiple pieces of first characteristic information corresponding to the pre-estimation model; and
determining, based on the first change information, change pre-estimation information on the forecasting day of the second characteristic information, to prompt a user to execute a corresponding operation based on the change pre-estimation information.

US Pat. No. 10,474,757

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING INFORMATION

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. An artificial intelligence based method for generating information, the method comprising:segmenting a to-be-processed text into characters to obtain a character sequence;
determining a character vector for each character in the character sequence to generate a character vector sequence;
generating a plurality of character vector subsequences, by segmenting the character vector sequence based on a preset vocabulary;
determining, for each generated character vector subsequence, a sum of character vectors composing the each character vector subsequence as a target vector, and inputting the target vector into a pre-trained first neural network to obtain a word vector corresponding to the each character vector subsequence, wherein the first neural network is used to characterize a correspondence between the target vector and the word vector;
inputting, for the each character vector subsequence, the obtained word vector corresponding to the each character vector subsequence into a pre-trained second neural network, determining a vector output by the second neural network as a characteristic vector corresponding to the character vector subsequence, wherein the second neural network is used to extract a text characteristic;
replacing the word vector corresponding to the each character vector subsequence with the characteristic vector corresponding to the each character vector subsequence; and
analyzing the to-be-processed text based on the obtained word vector to generate an analysis result;
wherein the method further comprises training the second neural network, comprising:
extracting a preset second training sample, wherein the second training sample includes a plurality of second preset words and word vectors of the second preset words in the plurality of second preset words;
determining, for each of the plurality of second preset words in the second training sample, character vectors for character composing the second preset word, to generate a character vector sequence corresponding to the second preset word;
inputting the character vector sequence corresponding to each second preset word in the second training sample into the first neural network, and determining a vector output by the first neural network as an intermediate vector corresponding to the second preset word; and
training and obtaining the second neural network, by using the machine learning method, and by assigning an intermediate vector sequence corresponding to the second preset word as an input, and the word vector of the second preset word in the second training sample as an output.

US Pat. No. 10,474,196

DISPLAY DEVICE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display device, comprising:a housing assembly comprising two housings and two middle frames, wherein first ends of the middle frame are pivotally connected with first ends of the housings;
a connective frame comprising a pivotal connector, wherein second ends of the two housings are pivotally connected with the pivotal connector;
a link comprising a first end pivotally connected with one of the two middle frames, and a second end pivotally connected with an eccentric of the pivotal connector; and
a flexible screen on surfaces of the two middle frames;
wherein second ends of the two middle frames approach the second ends of the housings when the two housings are rotationally folded relative to the connective frame such that interval between the second ends of the two middle frames is greater than that of the first ends of the two middle frames, and bending perimeter of a folding region of the flexible screen is increased to release the stress;
the pivotal connector comprises a pivotal portion, a mounting post and a confining post on a side of the pivot portion, the pivot portion is pivotally connected with the housings, the mounting post is pivotally connected with the second end of the link, and the confining post resists the link; and
the two housings respectively comprise a bottom wall and a side wall connected with the bottom wall, the two middle frames are respectively set relative to the bottom walls of the two housings, and distance between the second ends of the two middle frames and the bottom walls is reduced when the two housings are folded;
the link comprises a main body and an extension, a pivot post on a first end of the link and connected with the middle frame, and a hinge on a second end of the link and connected with the mounting post, and the extension is on a second end of the main body and resists the confining post to stop the link rotating relative to the pivotal connector when the link rotates to a predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,474,157

DATA-BASED CONTROL ERROR DETECTION AND PARAMETER COMPENSATION SYSTEM

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of operating an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:measuring, for a time t0, a first state of the ADV, wherein the first state comprises at least a speed and a location of the ADV and a plurality of control inputs that control the navigation of the ADV;
accessing a state database indexed by at least the speed and the location of the ADV in the first state for the time t0, to retrieve a record of a stored first state of the ADV corresponding to the measured first state at time t0, and to retrieve a record of a stored second state of the ADV corresponding to a time t1=t0+?t, wherein ?t is a predetermined time increment;
measuring a real-time second state of the ADV corresponding to the time t1;
comparing one or more fields of the retrieved stored second state for the time t1 with the measured real-time second state of the ADV for the time t1;
in response to determining that a difference between one or more fields of the retrieved stored second state and corresponding one or more fields of the measured real-time second state is greater than a threshold value, adjusting one or more control input parameters of the ADV.

US Pat. No. 10,473,806

OCEAN BOTTOM SYSTEM

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic data collection system, comprising:at least a first housing and a second housing, wherein the first housing is configured to detachably couple to the second housing; and
a plurality of components, comprising:
one or more seismic sensors;
a clock;
an electrical interface; and
memory,
wherein each of the plurality of components is arranged in one of the first housing and the second housing,
wherein the first housing and the second housing define a passage for receiving a stress member, the passage comprising a connector for coupling the seismic data collection system to the stress member, the connector configured to establish a physical and at least one of an electrical or inductive connection between the stress member and at least one of the first housing and the second housing, the connector being configurable in a first position where the stress member can freely pass through the passage during deployment, and
wherein physically coupling the first housing and second housing establishes the electrical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,473,570

CONTROL SOLUTION FOR SELF-HEALING MATERIALS

Telia Company AB, Solna ...

1. A method for controlling a repair of at least one non-autonomic extrinsic self-healing material in an object, the method comprising:triggering, by a server, at least one sensor element embedded in the at least one non-autonomic extrinsic self-healing material to initiate a testing procedure for the at least one non-autonomic extrinsic self-healing material;
receiving a result of the testing procedure in the server;
analyzing the result of the testing procedure, in the server;
determining capability information of the sensor element with an inquiry;
receiving the capability information in the server;
determining a triggering instruction to the sensor element in the server based on the capability information; and
delivering, from the server, the triggering instruction to utilize an applicable capability of the sensor element to the sensor element, the triggering instruction delivered to the sensor element triggering a repair process of the self-healing material.

US Pat. No. 10,473,359

FAN AND WATER HEATER PROVIDED WITH THE SAME, AND IMPELLER AND WATER HEATER PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A fan comprising:an impeller including a main plate formed in a disc shape and having a first plane, a plurality of first blades each formed so as to extend from an inner circumferential side to an outer circumferential side of said first plane of said main plate and protrude from said first plane, and a shroud covering said plurality of first blades and formed integrally with said plurality of first blades;
a fan case housing said impeller;
a drive source attached to said fan case for driving said impeller; and
a rotation shaft coupling said impeller and said drive source,
said first blades each including a linearly protruding region that is linearly increased in height from the outer circumferential side to the inner circumferential side, and a curvedly protruding region that is curvedly increased in height from the outer circumferential side to the inner circumferential side, said height extending in a direction in which each said first blade protrudes from said first plane, and said curvedly protruding region being located closer to the inner circumferential side of said first plane than said linearly protruding region is,
said linearly protruding region being welded to said main plate.

US Pat. No. 10,473,346

SYSTEM FOR HUMIDIFYING GAS STREAMS

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A system for humidifying at least one gas stream, comprising:A first gas source;
a reservoir of liquid;
a first selectively permeable tube fluidically coupled with the first gas source, the first selectively permeable tube being at least partially submerged within the reservoir of liquid;
a first gas flow controller fluidically coupled with the first gas source and the first selectively permeable tube, the first gas flow controller being configured to control a flow rate of a first gas stream from the first gas source prior to passage of the first gas stream through a submerged portion of the first selectively permeable tube;
a first nebulizer fluidically coupled with the first selectively permeable tube, the first nebulizer being configured to receive and nebulize the first gas stream from the first gas source after the first gas stream flows through a submerged portion of the first selectively permeable tube;
a first heating element thermally coupled with or forming a portion of the reservoir, the first heating element being configured to heat the reservoir of liquid to a first controlled temperature;
a first temperature controller configured to control a temperature of the reservoir of liquid to the first controlled temperature;
a second gas source, the second gas source comprising a gas with a different chemical composition than the first gas source;
a second selectively permeable tube fluidically coupled with the second gas source, the second selectively permeable tube being at least partially submerged within the reservoir of liquid;
a second heating element thermally coupled with or forming a portion of the reservoir, the second heating element being configured to heat the reservoir of liquid to a second controlled temperature; and
a second temperature controller configured to control the temperature of the reservoir of liquid to the second controlled temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,473,320

ROD AS A LENS ELEMENT FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A lighting system for a display case comprising:a door glass assembly having a front glass located to front the environment in which the display case will be situated, a rear glass located rearward of the front glass, and at least one edge;
a lighting assembly placed along the at least one edge of the door glass assembly and rearward of the rear glass, the lighting assembly comprising a mounting structure including a U-shaped channel that defines a slot and a PCB with a plurality of LEDs mounted thereto located within the slot, the lighting assembly oriented such that forward-angled light rays emitted by the lighting assembly will be refracted by the rear glass toward the front glass;
a transparent rod placed adjacent to the lighting assembly and in the path of the light rays emitted by the lighting assembly; and
a blinder which extends rearwardly from the mounting structure;
wherein the length of the blinder and the angle of the LEDs relative to the rear glass is such that the forward-angled light emitted by the LEDs will strike the door glass assembly at an outside corner thereof to prevent a direct view of a light source of the lighting assembly through the door glass assembly when the lighting system is installed to the display case.

US Pat. No. 10,473,319

LIGHTING DEVICE, LED MODULE FOR A LIGHTING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A LIGHTING DEVICE

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lighting device comprising:at least one light-emitting diode (LED module, which is connected to a retainer; and
a driver that is electrically connected to the LED module;
wherein the driver is at least partially cast by a potting material; and
wherein the driver is connected to the retainer via an adaptor board that is positioned in between the driver and the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,473,291

FILAMENT BULB WITH UNIFORM LUMINANCE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A filament bulb, comprising, a bulb casing, a filament unit, a reflector ring, a driver and a bulb cap, wherein the bulb casing and the bulb cap are connected to define an interior space, the driver is disposed in the bulb cap, the filament unit is disposed in the interior space and the filament unit has a bottom that is electrically connected with the driver, and the reflector ring has an upper surface with a microstructure of bumps, wherein the reflector ring surrounds the exterior of the bottom of the filament unit and is configured to reflect the light emitted from the filament unit.

US Pat. No. 10,473,109

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A BACK-TO-BACK COMPRESSOR WITH A SIDE STREAM

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

4. A method for operating a gas compressor, the method comprising:providing a first compressor stage and a second compressor stage in a back-to-back arrangement;
providing a seal arrangement between the first compressor stage and the second compressor stage;
providing a side stream line between the first compressor stage and the second compressor stage;
providing an antisurge system for the first compressor stage, comprised of a bypass line and an antisurge valve;
feeding a first gas having a first molecular weight to a suction side of the first compressor stage and compressing the first gas through the first compressor stage;
feeding a side stream flow of a second gas through the side stream line, the second gas having a molecular weight lower than the molecular weight of the first gas;
compressing a gas mixture of the first and second gas through the second compressor stage;
recirculating gas mixture from the second compressor stage to the suction side of the first compressor stage; and
regulating the side stream flow only if the antisurge system is active to correct a pressure ratio alteration across the compressor caused by a variation of molecular weight of the gas processed by the first compressor stage provoked by recirculated gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,472,996

AUTONOMOUS SELF-POWERED SYSTEM FOR REMOVING THERMAL ENERGY FROM POOLS OF LIQUID HEATED BY RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, AND METHOD OF THE SAME

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, Ca...

1. An autonomous self-powered system for cooling radioactive materials, the system comprising:a pool at least partially filled with a liquid and radioactive materials immersed in the liquid;
a closed-loop fluid circuit comprising a working fluid having a boiling temperature that is less than a boiling temperature of the liquid, the closed-loop fluid circuit comprising, in an operable fluid coupling, an evaporative heat exchanger at least partially immersed in the liquid, a turbogenerator, and a condenser;
one or more forced flow units operably coupled to the closed-loop fluid circuit to induce flow of the working fluid through the closed-loop fluid circuit; and
the closed-loop fluid circuit converting thermal energy extracted from the liquid of the pool into electrical energy that powers the one or more forced flow units;
wherein the evaporative heat exchanger comprises:
a top header, a bottom header, a downcomer tube defining a first passageway between the top and bottom headers, and a plurality of heat exchange tubes each forming a second passageway between the top and bottom headers, each of the plurality of heat exchange tubes comprising an outer surface, and wherein an entirety of the outer surface of the heat exchange tubes are in direct contact with the liquid of the pool;
a working fluid inlet extending into the downcomer tube for introducing a liquid phase of the working fluid into the first passageway; and
a working fluid outlet for allowing a vapor phase of the working fluid to exit the evaporative heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,472,572

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING ORGANIC MATTER

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A method for treating an organic matter comprising:providing a material feeder having an input and an output, a reducing nozzle attached to the output of the material feeder, an electrically conductive tube having a first end surrounding at least a portion of the reducing nozzle, and an induction coil surrounding all or part of the electrically conductive tube;
inductively heating the electrically conductive tube using the induction coil;
supplying the organic matter to the input of the material feeder;
pushing the organic matter through the reducing nozzle using the material feeder, such that the organic matter forms a continuous tube, semi-continuous tube or pellets of organic matter that is pushed through the electrically conductive tube; and
treating the continuous tube, semi-continuous tube or elongated pellets of organic matter using the heat within the electrically conductive tube;
wherein an inner diameter of the reducing nozzle is approximately 50% or less than an inner diameter of the electrically conductive tube.

US Pat. No. 10,472,002

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HYBRID-STRUCTURE PART OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CORRESPONDING HYBRID-STRUCTURE PART

RENAULT SAS, Boulogne-Bi...

1. A hybrid-structure part of a motor vehicle comprising:a sheet of metallic material,
a sheet of composite material, at least partly covering a face of the sheet of metallic material, the sheet of composite material comprising at least one layer of fibers impregnated or embedded in a polymer matrix, the at least one layer of fibers being selected from among a layer of unidirectional fibers and a layer of woven fibers,
a polymer material, molded, at least partially covering the face of the sheet of metallic material which is at least partially covered with the sheet of composite material, the polymer material optionally forming ribs,
characterized in that the sheet of composite material partially covers the face of the sheet of metallic material and in that the polymer material at least partially covers uncovered parts of the face.

US Pat. No. 10,471,899

DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING OBJECTS FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT

KINETIX AG, Glarus (CH)

1. A device for suspending objects from a part of a motor vehicle seat, the part of the motor vehicle seat comprising a backrest, a headrest, or a headrest mounting of the vehicle seat, the device comprising:a fastening element having a receiving socket for attaching the device to the part of the motor vehicle seat,
a plug-in element which can be coupled to the receiving socket,
a support arm for suspending the objects, which is connected at one end to a rear end of the plug-in element by way of a rotary joint having an axis of rotation which extends horizontally and substantially in parallel with a broad side of the backrest or the headrest, and which is provided with an L-shaped hook at the other end, wherein, in a in-use position, a longitudinal axis of the support arm is oriented approximately vertically downwards and forms, together with a longitudinal axis of the plug-in element, an angle ? of between approximately 60° and 120°,
wherein the support arm is covered by a separate covering panel, hollow spaces being formed between the support arm and the covering panel.

US Pat. No. 10,471,838

HIGH VOLTAGE FAST CHARGE UTILIZING TWO CHARGE PORTS

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

1. A vehicle, comprising:a first charging port at a first location on the vehicle and that receives charge from a first source that is external to the vehicle;
a second charging port at a second location on the vehicle and that receives charge from a second source that is external to the vehicle, wherein the first charging port and the second charging port include charging receptacles of a same standard;
a first charge storage device;
a second charge storage device; and
switching circuitry to selectively couple the first charging port to at least one of the first charge storage device and the second charge storage device, and to selectively couple the second charging port to at least one of the first charge storage device and the second charge storage device, wherein the switching circuitry comprises:
a first switch including a first output coupled to the first charging port;
a second switch including a second output coupled to the second charging port;
a first converter coupled to the first switch;
a second converter coupled to the second switch;
a third switch coupled to the first converter; and
a fourth switch coupled to the second converter;
wherein the first charge storage device is coupled to a third output of the third switch, and
wherein the second charge storage device is coupled to a fourth output of the fourth switch.

US Pat. No. 10,471,531

HIGH TEMPERATURE RESISTANT SILICON JOINT FOR THE JOINING OF CERAMICS

Component Re-Engineering ...

1. A method for joining of ceramic materials, said method comprising the steps of:placing a brazing element in a joint interface area between a densified aluminum nitride surface of a first ceramic piece, wherein said first ceramic piece comprises densified aluminum nitride, and a densified aluminum nitride surface of a second ceramic piece, said second ceramic piece comprising densified aluminum nitride, to create a joining pre-assembly, said brazing element comprising silicon;
placing the joining pre-assembly into a process chamber;
removing oxygen from said process chamber prior to a heating step; and
heating said joining pre-assembly to a first joining temperature, thereby joining said first ceramic piece to said second ceramic piece with a hermetic joint while maintaining a joint thickness in the range of 0.001inches to 0.010 inches throughout the entire joint, wherein said brazing element has not diffused into either said first ceramic piece or said second ceramic piece, wherein said brazing element comprises more than 98% silicon by weight after brazing.

US Pat. No. 10,471,017

TASTE-MASKED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WITH GASTROSOLUBLE PORE-FORMERS

ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:(1) a plurality of taste-masked particles, wherein each taste-masked particle comprises:
(a) a drug-containing core particle;
(b) a taste-masking membrane disposed on said drug-containing core particle comprising a combination of (i) a water-insoluble polymer and (ii) a gastrosoluble inorganic or organic pore-former at a ratio ranging from about 85/15 to about 65/35, wherein the water-insoluble polymer is selected from the group consisting of ethyl cellulose, polyvinyl acetate, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate phthalate, cellulose acetate butyrate, methacrylate copolymers and combinations thereof, and the gastrosoluble organic or inorganic pore-former is selected from the group consisting of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, calcium saccharide, calcium succinate, calcium tartrate, ferric acetate, ferric hydroxide, ferric phosphate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium phosphate and mixtures thereof, and the composition releases greater than or equal to about 60% of the total amount of drug in 30 minutes when tested for dissolution using United States Pharmacopoeia Apparatus 2 using paddles at 50 rpm in 900 mL of pH 1.2 buffer; and
(2) a plurality of rapidly-dispersing microgranules having an average particle size of not more than about 400 ?m comprising (i) a disintegrant and (ii) a sugar alcohol or a saccharide or a combination thereof, wherein each of said disintegrant and sugar alcohol or saccharide is present in the form of particles having an average particle diameter of not more than about 30 ?m, wherein the ratio of said sugar alcohol, said saccharide or combination thereof to said disintegrant in the rapidly-dispersing microgranules is from about 90/10 to about 99/1; wherein the pharmaceutical composition is an orally disintegrating tablet.

US Pat. No. 10,470,572

LOCKING DEVICE FOR SLIDE RAIL

MARTAS PRECISION SLIDE CO...

1. A locking device for a slide rail, comprising:a slide rail having an outer rail and an inner rail, the inner rail being capable of moving to a retracted position relative to the outer rail along a first direction that is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the slide rail, and moving to an extended position relative to the outer rail along a second direction that is opposite to the first direction;
a locking mechanism including a slide member, a fastening member, and a stopping part formed on the slide member, wherein the slide member is disposed at the outer rail, the fastening member is disposed at the inner rail, the slide member is capable of moving to a fastened position along a third direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the slide rail, and moving to a released position along a fourth direction opposite to the third direction; and
a driving mechanism including a traction mechanism and a pull cord connecting the traction mechanism and the slide member, the traction mechanism driving the slide member through the pull cord such that the slide member moves to the fastened position or the released position;
wherein when the locking mechanism is in a locked state, the slide member moves to the fastened position, the inner rail moves to the retracted position, and the fastening member is located at a side of the stopping part that faces toward the first direction, so that the fastening member is obstructed by the stopping part when moving along the second direction, and when the locking mechanism is in an unlocked state, the slide member moves to the released position, and the stopping part moves to a position which does not interfere with the fastening member.
US Pat. No. 10,471,142

COMBINATION THERAPY USING IMMUNOGLOBULIN AND C1-INHIBITOR

CSL BEHRING GMBH, Marbur...

1. A method of treating or reducing the effects of inflammation damage or reperfusion injury following cerebral ischemia, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a composition comprising human plasma derived immunoglobulin G as intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) or subcutaneous immunoglobulin G (SCIG), and a composition comprising C1-Inhibitor (C1-INH), wherein the IVIG is administered at a dose from 0.05 g/kg to 0.5 g/kg of bodyweight, and the C1-INH is administered at a dose of approximately 75 U/kg of bodyweight.
US Pat. No. 10,476,048

SECONDARY BATTERY

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A secondary battery, comprising: a top cover, a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, an electrode tab pad plate, an electrode assembly, a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab; the first electrode terminal and the second electrode terminal are both arranged at the top cover;the electrode tab pad plate is located between the top cover and the electrode assembly;
the first electrode tab comprises a connecting part, a folding part and a welding part, the connecting part is beneath the electrode tab pad plate, the welding part is above the electrode tab pad plate, the connecting part is connected with the electrode assembly, the welding part is connected with the first electrode terminal, the folding part is connected between the connecting part and the welding part and bypasses the electrode tab pad plate;
the second electrode terminal is connected with the electrode assembly through the second electrode tab; and
a viscous material is coated on an upper surface of the electrode tab pad plate,
wherein the secondary battery further comprises a first connection plate and a second connection plate, the first electrode tab is connected with the first electrode terminal through the first connecting plate, and the second electrode tab is connected with the second electrode terminal through the second connecting plate; and
the electrode tab pad plate is bonded with the first connection plate through the viscous material.
US Pat. No. 10,472,497

COMPOSITE MATERIALS SYSTEMS CONTAINING CARBON AND RESIN

LytEn, Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method of producing a composite material, the method comprising:producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor, the plurality of carbon particles comprising 3D graphene, wherein the 3D graphene comprises a pore matrix and graphene nanoplatelet sub-particles that comprise at least one of: single layer graphene (SLG), few layer graphene (FLG), or many layer graphene (MLG);
functionalizing the plurality of carbon particles in-situ in the plasma reactor to promote adhesion to a binder; and
combining the plurality of carbon particles with the binder to form the composite material.

US Pat. No. 10,477,737

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A HOLLOW SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT ELEMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow shielding structure for different types of circuit elements, the method comprising:loading a printed circuit board (PCB) on which the different types of circuit elements are mounted into a working position;
calibrating a position of a nozzle with respect to the loaded PCB;
forming a shield dam on the PCB by discharging a material from the nozzle;
placing a shield cover in an upper portion of the shield dam to cover the different types of circuit elements; and
forming an adhesion part which electrically couples the shield dam and the shield cover by applying a conductive material between the shield dam and the shield cover.

US Pat. No. 10,477,734

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic device having a heat sink, wherein:the heat sink includes:
a flat-plate-shaped base; and
fins protruding from one surface of the base and extending substantially in a direction of gravity in a state where the electronic device is mounted on an apparatus;
a first inclined portion defined on a lower surface of each of the fins in the direction of gravity, the first inclined portion being configured to incline downward in the direction of gravity toward the base; and
a second inclined portion defined on a lower surface of the base in the direction of gravity, the second inclined portion being configured to incline with respect to a horizontal direction when the base is viewed from a side where the fins are provided, wherein the second inclined portion includes two inclined portions formed on either side of a central portion of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,477,722

SOCKET COVERS WITH AIR IMPEDING STRUCTURES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A processing unit socket cover comprising:a base with a surface facing away from a socket, and a perimeter defined by the surface;
an air impeding structure protruding from the surface;
wherein the air impeding structure extends from a first side of the perimeter to a second side of the perimeter and divides the surface;
wherein the air impeding structure comprises a first wall that diagonally bisects the surface; and
an engagement latch connected to the air impeding structure to attach to the socket.

US Pat. No. 10,477,699

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ATTACHED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic component attached wiring board, comprising:preparing a first support plate;
forming a plurality of aggregate wiring boards on a surface of the first support plate such that the aggregate wiring boards each including a plurality of wiring boards side by side are formed in a connected state on the surface of the first support plate;
separating the first support plate from the plurality of aggregate wiring boards in the connected state;
dividing the plurality of aggregate wiring boards in the connected state into a plurality of individual aggregate wiring boards each including the plurality of wiring boards;
bonding a second support plate to a surface of each of the individual aggregate wiring boards such that each of the individual aggregate wiring boards is bonded to a surface of the second support plate;
mounting a plurality of electronic components on the wiring boards in each of the individual aggregate wiring boards on the second support plate respectively such that each of the wiring boards in each of the individual aggregate wiring boards has a respective one of the electronic components mounted thereon;
dividing the plurality of wiring boards in each of the individual aggregate wiring boards into a plurality of individual wiring boards; and
separating the second support plate from the plurality of individual wiring boards,
wherein the surface of the first support plate has a first size which is larger than a second size of the surface of the second support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,477,685

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE CIRCUIT BOARD

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board with a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the method comprising:providing a first printed circuit board having a first center portion, the first center portion having a first length, a first side portion extending outwardly from the first center portion in a first direction, and a second side portion extending outwardly from the first center portion in a second direction opposite the first direction, the first and second side portions each having a second length;
electrically populating a first plurality of LEDs along the first side portion, and a second plurality of LEDs along the second side portion, such that the first plurality of LEDs are spaced a first distance apart and the second plurality of LEDs are spaced the first distance apart;
providing a second printed circuit board having a second center portion, the second center portion having the first length, a third side portion extending outwardly from the second center portion in the first direction, and a fourth side portion extending outwardly from the second center portion in the second direction, the third and fourth side portions each having the second length;
electrically populating a third plurality of LEDs along the the third side portion, and a fourth plurality of LEDs along the fourth side portion, such that the third plurality of LEDs are spaced the first distance apart and the fourth plurality of LEDs are spaced the first distance apart;
wherein the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board are configured to be coupled together, such that the first plurality of LEDs and the fourth plurality of LEDs are spaced a second distance apart, the second distance less than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,477,675

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING CAPACITIVE STRUCTURE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a first plate, a second plate facing a direction opposite the first plate, and a side member comprising a side wall surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, wherein the side member includes a conductive portion;
a conductive mid-plate disposed inside the housing parallel to the second plate, the conductive mid-plate defining an opening together with the conductive portion when viewed from above the second plate;
a display positioned between the conductive mid-plate and the first plate, the display being viewable through at least part of the first plate;
a dielectric material filling at least part of the opening;
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed inside the housing between the conductive mid-plate and the second plate, the PCB including a ground plane; and
a capacitive structure comprising a conductive material disposed between the conductive mid-plate and the PCB, wherein the dielectric material is disposed between the capacitive structure and the conductive portion when viewed from above the second plate, wherein the capacitive structure includes:
a first conductive layer connected to the conductive mid-plate;
a second conductive layer spaced apart from the first conductive layer; and
a dielectric layer interposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer; and
a conductive member comprising a conductive material interposed between, and in contact with, the second conductive layer and the PCB, wherein the conductive member is electrically connected to the ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,477,671

LAMINATED BODY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A laminated body, comprising:an insulating resin layer;
a first metal material being a metal foil or a metal plate; and
a second metal material being a metal foil or a metal plate,
the first metal material being layered on a first surface of the insulating resin layer and the second metal material being layered on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the insulating resin layer,
the first metal material constitutes a circuit,
the second metal material does not constitute a circuit,
the second metal material being formed over the entire second surface of the insulating resin layer,
the thickness of the insulating resin layer being 200 ?m or less,
the total thickness of the first metal material and the second metal material being 200 ?m or more,
the ratio of the thickness of the first metal material to the thickness of the second metal material being 0.2 or more and 5 or less, and
the ratio of the surface area of a surface opposite to the insulating resin layer side of the first metal material to the surface area of a surface opposite to the insulating resin layer side of the second metal material being 0.5 or more and 2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,477,660

COMPLEX ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A complex electronic component comprising:an element part and an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection part disposed on the element part,
wherein the ESD protection part includes:
first and second discharging electrodes having a gap disposed therebetween;
a blocking layer arranged in a portion of the gap between the first and second discharging electrodes; and
a discharging layer which is disposed to cover an upper portion of the blocking layer and is in contact with respective top surfaces of the first and second discharging electrodes in a stacking direction of the complex electronic component,
wherein the blocking layer includes a reduced-thickness portion extending onto the respective top surfaces of the first and second discharging electrodes, and
wherein the reduced-thickness portion is disposed on a different level from the first and second discharging electrodes in the stacking direction, and is in direct contact with a portion of the discharging layer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,652

OPERATING DEVICE, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An operating device, comprising:a display configured to display, on one screen, an image represented by at least a first layer and a second layer on which the first layer is stacked, the first layer containing a first image part that is a part of the image formed of first image data, the second layer containing a second image part that is another part of the image formed of second image data;
a detector configured to detect a designated position that is a position on the screen designated by a user; and
a determiner configured to determine which one of display regions by the first image part or the second image part is chosen by:
when the detector detects the designated position, determining whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer is within the display region of the first image part,
when the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer is within the display region of the first image part, determining that the display region of the first image part is chosen,
when the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer is not in the display region of the first image part, determining whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in the second layer is within a display region of the second image part,
when the position corresponding to the designated position in the second layer is within the display region of the second image part, determining that the display region of the second image part is chosen,
each of the first image data and the second image data includes a first region surrounding one or more symbols representing electric devices, and a second region different from the first region, the first region being composed of opaque pixel elements, the second region being composed of transparent pixel elements;
the determiner is further configured to
when the first image part has opaque pixel elements at the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer, determine that the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer is within the display region of the first image part,
when the first image part has transparent pixel elements at the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer, determine that the position corresponding to the designated position in the first layer is not in the display region of the first image part, and
when the second image part has opaque pixel elements at the position corresponding to the designated position in the second layer, determine that the position corresponding to the designated position in the second layer is within the display region of the second image part.

US Pat. No. 10,477,638

LIGHTING SYSTEM

Contemporary Visions, LLC...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a beam configured to provide illumination;
a first connector configured to be selectively coupled to a first end of the beam;
a second connector configured to be selectively coupled to a second end of the beam, opposite to the first end; and
first and second suspenders configured to suspend the beam from a supporting structure, each of the first and second suspenders having a first end configured to be connected to the supporting structure and a second end configured to be connected to a respective one of the first and second connectors,
wherein at least one of the first and second suspenders is configured to provide electrical power to the beam,
wherein the beam includes:
a plurality of light engines including a first light engine and a second light engine, each of the first and second light engines having a first side including a first light source and a second side including a second light source for providing illumination in at least two different directions;
a first driving circuit configured to drive the first light sources; and
a second driving circuit configured to drive the second light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,477,630

MULTIPLE CAVITY MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A microwave oven comprising:a cooking cavity;
a dividing shelf for divided the cooking cavity into first and second sub-cavities;
a door movable between a first position for simultaneous access to the first and second sub-cavities and a second position for preventing simultaneous access to the first and second sub-cavities; and
a choke frame on the door, wherein the choke frame is in communication with the dividing shelf when the door is in the second position to attenuate microwave transmission between the first and second sub-cavities, wherein the choke frame includes a conductive reed positioned to provide electrical continuity with the dividing shelf when the door is in the second position, wherein the conductive reed extends the width of the door adjacent the divider shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,477,629

INDUCTION HEAT COOKING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An electronic induction heat cooking apparatus comprising:a rectifier including a bridge diode, the rectifier being configured to rectify an input voltage and to output a direct current (DC) voltage;
a plurality of switching elements configured to switch the DC voltage output through the rectifier;
a controller configured to control the plurality of switching elements;
a plurality of heating coils configured to heat a cooking utensil by controlling the plurality of switching elements;
a cooling fan configured to cool the plurality of switching elements;
a heat sink having the plurality of switching elements mounted thereon, the heat sink being configured to cool the plurality of switching elements;
a cover that covers the plurality of switching elements;
coupling members that couple the heat sink to the cover; and
a radiation fin that is configured to cool the plurality of switching elements and that is disposed on the cover,
wherein the plurality of switching elements and the bridge diode are mounted on a mounting surface of the heat sink,
wherein the plurality of switching elements are arranged at a central region of the mounting surface,
wherein the bridge diode is disposed outside the central region of the mounting surface, and
wherein the cooling fan is disposed at a position closer to the bridge diode than to the plurality of switching elements, and
wherein the cover extends along a length direction of the cover to cover and covers all of the plurality of switching elements and the bridge diode.

US Pat. No. 10,477,595

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RELAYING DATA OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for exchanging data with a network comprising:receiving, at a network controller, from a relay UE, a transferable relay profile, wherein the transferable relay profile defines a relay service for relaying communications received from the requesting device to the network and for relaying communications received from the network to the requesting device;
transmitting the transferable relay profile to a second relay UE, to enable the second relay UE to establish a connection between the second relay UE and the requesting device and to provide the relay service in accordance with the relay profile; and
notifying the relay UE that the relay service at the relay UE is cancelled and instructing the relay UE to de-activate the relay profile.

US Pat. No. 10,477,592

UL WAVEFORM DURING RACH PROCEDURE AND AUTONOMOUS UL TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a waveform selected from one of:
Discrete Fourier Transform-Spread-Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (DFT-S-OFDM) single-stream transmission waveform, and
Cyclic Prefix Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (CP-OFDM) multi-stream transmission waveform;
determining time and frequency resources that correspond to the selected waveform; and
sending, by a transmit processor via one or more antennas, an uplink (UL) transmission according to the selected waveform and the determined time and frequency resources, wherein the UL transmission is part of a Random Access Channel (RACH) request, wherein the RACH request is one of:
a 2-step RACH request including a first message and at least one subsequent UL transmission, and wherein a data payload of the first message of the 2-step RACH request includes:
a first waveform indicator indicating a selected waveform for transmitting the first message of the 2-step RACH request; and
a second waveform indicator, different than the first waveform indicator, indicating a selected waveform for transmitting the at least one subsequent UL transmission of the 2-step RACH request; and
a 4-step RACH request including a third message (msg3), and at least one subsequent UL transmission, and wherein
the third message (msg3) of the 4-step RACH request includes a waveform indicator indicating a selected waveform for transmitting the at least one subsequent UL transmission of the 4-step RACH request.

US Pat. No. 10,477,497

SYNCHRONIZATION IN A FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH WIRELESS NETWORK

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II ...

1. A method performed by a base station, the method comprising:transmitting, by the base station, a first signal having a first cell bandwidth in a time slot, wherein the first signal includes a synchronization signal having a second bandwidth, wherein the second bandwidth is based on a lowest potential cell bandwidth, the synchronization signal has a duration less than the first signal, and wherein the first signal includes physical data signals in the first cell bandwidth outside of the second bandwidth of the synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,203

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PALETTE TABLE PREDICTION

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of encoding video data in a video coding system, the method comprising:for a first block that is coded using a palette coding mode,
obtaining a first palette for palette coding the first block, and
storing a first reference palette associated with the first block according to the obtained first palette;
for a second block that is coded using a non-palette coding mode,
setting a previously stored reference palette as a second reference palette associated with the second block;
receiving input data associated with a third block, wherein the second block is coded prior to the third block; and
when the third block is to be coded using the palette coding mode,
deriving a third palette for palette coding the third block based on at least the second reference palette associated with the second block, and
palette coding the third block using the derived third palette.

US Pat. No. 10,476,799

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOAD BALANCING IN A DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK PACKET CORE SYSTEM

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A distributed software defined network (SDN) packet core system comprising:a plurality of interconnected local SDN infrastructure instances, each local SDN infrastructure instance including a cluster of computing devices arranged geographically in proximity to a respective plurality of radio access points and communicatively coupled to its respective plurality of radio access points, wherein each local SDN infrastructure instance is configured to execute latency sensitive network functions, and includes:
a plurality of SDN network function modules representing instances of network functions executable by one or more of the computer devices;
a stateless load balancer, comprising a processor, configured to receive data packets from the radio access points of the plurality of radio access points to which the SDN infrastructure instance is in geographic proximity for processing by at least one of the network functions and direct the data packets to one of the computing devices in the local SDN infrastructure instance;
a plurality of stateful load balancing modules, each stateful load balancing module residing in a respective computing device and configured to:
determine a stateful data packet processing task to be applied to a data packet received at the respective computing device;
determine a computing device in the local SDN infrastructure instance for applying the determined stateful data packet processing task to the data packet; and
forward the data packet to the determined computing device; and
a load manager, comprising a processor, configured to manage information indicative of load and operational states of the computing devices and the plurality of SDN network function modules in the local SDN infrastructure instance.

US Pat. No. 10,476,741

METHOD AND AN APPLIANCE FOR MAINTAINING A CONFIGURATION DATA STRUCTURE

Coriant Oy, Espoo (FI)

1. An appliance for maintaining a configuration data structure expressing configuration of a device, the appliance comprising a processing system for running an operative process comprising making changes to the configuration of the device and for adding, to the configuration data structure, change descriptors indicative of the changes, wherein the processing system is configured to:run, in response to a need to update the configuration data structure, an auxiliary process in parallel with the operative process, and
update the configuration data structure by replacing a portion of the configuration data structure corresponding to an update time instant with an auxiliary configuration data structure constructed by the auxiliary process, the updated configuration data structure comprising the auxiliary configuration data structure and the change descriptors indicative of changes made after the update time instant,wherein the auxiliary process comprises:requesting one or more functional entities of the device to report configurations of the functional entities prevailing at the update time instant, and
constructing the auxiliary configuration data structure at least partly on the basis of information reported by the functional entities.

US Pat. No. 10,476,620

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISTRIBUTED INTERFERENCE CANCELATION BASED ON DELAYED CHANNEL GAIN INFORMATION

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO, ...

1. A transmitter device for a system of distributed interference cancelation based on delayed channel gain information for a plurality of transmitters and respective receivers, wherein the transmitter device comprises a processor and executable code which configures the processor to:apply repetition coding to a symbol stream to be transmitted to obtain an encoded symbol stream;
apply a distributed interference compression to said symbol stream and to the delayed channel gain information, to obtain a compressed interference signal; and
transmit a signal of said encoded symbol stream and said compressed interference signal,
wherein said distributed interference compression is calculated such that the interference generated by each transmitter is the same, at the receivers, after distributed interference compression by each receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,476,207

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. An electrical distribution assembly, comprising:a junction box including a box housing having a plug portion configured to receive an electrical connector, wherein the electrical connector includes a connector housing comprising a plurality of cavities, wherein each cavity is configured to receive and hold a terminal, wherein the plug portion comprises a plurality of first blocking means protruding along a mating axis outwards the box housing, wherein each cavity comprises a second blocking means extending along the mating axis along the cavity, and wherein each of the first blocking means blocks the corresponding second blocking means in a blocked position when the corresponding cavity is empty, thereby preventing movement of the connector housing along the mating axis towards the box housing, wherein the terminal is movable from an outward position to an inserted position, and wherein the terminal, when inserted in the cavity, relocates the corresponding first blocking means or the corresponding second blocking means to release the blocking, thereby allowing movement of the connector housing towards the box housing, along the mating axis.

US Pat. No. 10,476,184

DEVICE FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AND COOLING THEREOF

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. An electrical connection shunt assembly, comprising:an electrically conductive terminal configured to be coupled with a first electrical contact terminal connector having a shunt conduit configured to have a coolant flow therethrough and extending through a central portion of the terminal, wherein a first end of the shunt conduit is terminated by a first shunt interconnection means and a second end is terminated by a cavity having a diameter larger than the shunt conduit;
an electrically conductive coupling element in direct contact with the terminal; and
an electrically insulating housing in which the coupling element is disposed, said housing comprising a hollow piece defining a terminal connector conduit configured to have the coolant flow therethrough and extending through a central portion of the hollow piece, wherein the hollow piece is received within the cavity of the terminal, and wherein a first end of the terminal connector conduit is in fluid communication with the shunt conduit and a first end of the terminal connector conduit is terminated by a first shunt interconnection means.

US Pat. No. 10,476,146

ANTENNA DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ANTENNA DEVICE

AMOSENSE CO., LTD., Cheo...

1. An antenna device comprising:an insulating substrate;
a first helical antenna pattern formed on one surface of the insulating substrate, the first helical antenna pattern being formed of a first conductive thin film and having a first start end placed inner side of the first helical antenna pattern and a first terminal end protruding from the first helical antenna pattern; and
a second helical antenna pattern formed on the other surface of the insulating substrate the second helical antenna pattern being formed of a second conductive thin film and having a second start end placed inner side of the second helical antenna pattern and a second terminal end protruding from the second helical pattern,
wherein the first start end and the second start end are connected to each other by a conductive member through a via hole formed in the insulating substrate so that the first helical antenna pattern and the second helical antenna pattern form a single antenna pattern, and the first terminal end and the second terminal end function as a terminal of the single antenna pattern to input and output a wireless power signal, and
wherein the first helical antenna pattern and the second helical antenna pattern have a same thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,476,129

ROTATABLE ANTENNA MOUNT

VOXX International Corpor...

1. A rotatable, multi-positionable antenna mount for mounting an antenna mounted on an antenna mounting pole to a supporting structure such that the antenna is positionable in at least two dimensions, the rotatable antenna mount comprising:a mounting bracket, the mounting bracket being mountable to the supporting structure; and
an antenna rotation assembly mounted on the mounting bracket;
wherein the antenna rotation assembly is selectively rotatable in at least two dimensions and configured to selectively move the antenna mounting pole and antenna attached thereto to a desired position;
wherein the antenna rotation assembly comprises:
a first rotator bracket, a second rotator bracket, a third rotator bracket and a fourth rotator bracket;
wherein the first rotator bracket is mounted on the mounting bracket, the second rotator bracket is hingedly joined to the first rotator bracket, the third rotator bracket is mounted to at least a portion of the second rotator bracket and the fourth rotator bracket is hingedly joined to the third rotator bracket;
wherein the second rotator bracket is selectively positionable relative to the first rotator bracket in at least a first position and a second position;
wherein the fourth rotator bracket is selectively positionable relative to the third rotator bracket in at least a first position and a second position, the antenna mounting pole being operatively coupleable to the fourth rotator bracket and movable therewith;
wherein the selective positioning of the second rotator bracket and the fourth rotator bracket enable the antenna to be selectively movable in three dimensions;
wherein the first rotator bracket includes a base, the base having a top side and a bottom side disposed opposite the top side, and at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall;
wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall extend outwardly and perpendicularly from the top side of the base of the first rotator bracket, the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the first rotator bracket being disposed opposite and parallel to each other and being separated from each other to define a space therebetween;
wherein the second rotator bracket includes a base, the base having a top side and a bottom side disposed opposite the top side, and at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall;
wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the second rotator bracket extend outwardly and perpendicularly from the bottom side of the base of the second rotator bracket, the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the second rotator bracket being disposed opposite and parallel to each other and being separated from each other to define a space therebetween;
wherein either 1) the first and the second sidewalls of the second rotator bracket are at least partially received within the space between the first and second sidewalls of the first rotator bracket, or 2) the first and second sidewalls of the first rotator bracket are at least partially received within the space of the second rotator bracket;
wherein the third rotator bracket includes a base, the base having a top side and a bottom side disposed opposite the top side, and at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall;
wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the third rotator bracket extend outwardly and perpendicularly from the top side of the base of the third rotator bracket, the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the third rotator bracket being disposed opposite and parallel to each other and being separated from each other to define a space therebetween;
wherein the bottom side of the base of the third rotator bracket is mounted at least partially on the first sidewall of the second rotator bracket;
wherein the fourth rotator bracket includes a base, the base having a top side and a bottom side disposed opposite the top side, and at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall; and
wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the fourth rotator bracket extend outwardly and perpendicularly from the top side of the base of the fourth rotator bracket, the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the fourth rotator bracket being disposed opposite and parallel to each other and being separated from each other to define a space therebetween; and
wherein the first and the second sidewalls of the fourth rotator bracket are at least partially received within the space between the first and second sidewalls of the third rotator bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,476,035

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A flexible display apparatus, comprising:a flexible substrate doped with uniformly distributed first nano-particles, an organic electroluminescent device, and a plurality of thin film transistors disposed between the flexible substrate and the organic electroluminescent device;
a thin film packaging layer and an organic photoresist layer disposed on the thin film packaging layer, the organic photoresist layer consisting of a material doped with uniformly distributed second nano-particles;
a display screen comprising the organic photoresist layer;
wherein the organic electroluminescent device comprises a first electrode and a second electrode both disposed on the thin film transistors, and an organic light emitting layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the thin film transistors control the first electrode and the second electrode to cause the organic light emitting, layer to emit light;
wherein an arrangement of the first electrode, the thin film transistors, and the flexible substrate is structured and configured together such that first light emitted from the organic light emitting layer is first refracted by the first electrode, then refracted from the thin film transistors, and then refracted from the uniformly distributed first nano-particles to an external environment; and
wherein an arrangement of the second electrode, the thin film packaging layer, and the organic photoresist layer are structured and configured together such that second light emitted from the organic light emitting layer is first refracted by the second electrode, then refracted by the thin film packaging layer, and then refracted from the uniformly distributed second nano-particles to the display screen externally.

US Pat. No. 10,475,639

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER SURFACE WITH OZONE-CONTAINING FLUID

WUXI HUAYING MICROELECTRO...

1. An apparatus for processing one or more surfaces of a semiconductor wafer with one or more ozone-containing fluids, comprising:an ozone generator;
a solvent flask;
a gas-liquid mixing device;
a gas-liquid separation device;
a switching valve; and
a processing chamber capable of receiving the semiconductor wafer,
wherein:
each of the ozone generator and the solvent flask couples respectively to a corresponding inlet of the gas-liquid mixing device,
the switching valve is coupled between the gas-liquid mixing device and the gas-liquid separation device,
the switching valve is also coupled between the gas-liquid mixing device and the processing chamber,
the switching valve is further coupled between the gas-liquid separation device and the processing chamber, and
at least one outlet of the gas-liquid separation device couples to at least one inlet of the gas-liquid mixing device.

US Pat. No. 10,475,392

MEDIA ITEM RELIGHTING TECHNIQUE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method of relighting a media item comprising media elements, the method comprising, for at least some of the media elements:a first mobile computing device illuminating at least a portion of the media item by a light source of the first mobile computing device;
the first mobile computing device sending a synchronization signal to a second mobile computing device to instruct the second mobile computing device to record a video of the at least a portion of the media item;
the first mobile computing device moving along a random trajectory at a varying velocity to thereby illuminate the at least a portion of the media item by the light source;
the first mobile computing device tracking the trajectory;
the first mobile computing device receiving media item frames of the media item recorded by the second mobile computing device;
the first mobile computing device determining a position of the light source for at least some of the media item frames for obtaining a light transport function;
the first mobile computing device determining, without using 3D geometry of the media item in the determination, the light transport function, in a first signal domain, describing the appearance of a particular media element under different illumination conditions at least partly defined by positions of the light source used to illuminate the particular media element;
the first mobile computing device sampling in the first signal domain the light transport function of the particular media element to obtain discrete data samples of the light transport function;
the first mobile computing device projecting the data samples, in the first signal domain, into a sampling grid to obtain a spatially sparsely and non-uniformly sampled light transport function;
the first mobile computing device converting the spatially sparsely and non-uniformly sampled light transport function into a transform signal domain referred to as a second signal domain by using a mathematical operation;
the first mobile device interpolating in the second signal domain, by performing compressive sensing of the sparsely and non-uniformly sampled light transport function to obtain a light transport matrix in the second signal domain; and
the first mobile computing device transforming the light transport matrix from the second signal domain into the first signal domain to obtain a substantially uniformly sampled light transport matrix to produce a relighted media item suitable to be displayed on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,474,608

STACKED-DEVICE PERIPHERAL STORAGE CARD

Liqid Inc., Broomfield, ...

19. A half-height, half-length (HHHL) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) storage card insertable into a PCIe slot of a host system, comprising:a circuit board;
at least four storage devices comprising at least two upper storage devices having a first distance with respect to a surface of the circuit board and stacked above at least two lower storage devices having a second distance with respect to the surface of the circuit board, each of the at least four storage devices comprising an associated device PCIe interface and solid state storage media, and configured to store and retrieve data responsive to storage operations received over the associated device PCIe interface;
a PCIe switch circuit communicatively coupled to the device PCIe interfaces and configured to receive the storage operations issued by the host system over a host PCIe connector of the PCIe storage card, and transfer the storage operations for delivery to selected ones of the at least four storage devices over the associated device PCIe interfaces; and
holdup circuitry configured to provide power to the at least four storage devices after input power is lost to the PCIe storage card.

US Pat. No. 10,473,798

COUNTING AND INTEGRATING PIXELS, DETECTORS, AND METHODS

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A device, comprising:a first column line;
a second column line;
a plurality of pixels configured to capture energy from photons; each pixel coupled to the first column line and the second column line and comprising:
a node;
a first transistor;
a photoelectric conversion device coupled to the node through the first transistor;
a buffer coupled between the node and the first column line; and
an integrator coupled between the node and the second column line;
a comparator having an input coupled to the first column line and configured to compare a signal from the first column line to a threshold; and
control logic coupled to the pixels and configured to selectively couple each pixel to the first column line after a sampling period for each pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,473,308

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH HIGH STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. An outdoor lighting fixture comprising:a light source;
a housing comprising:
a bottom side in which the light source is mounted;
a first bolt boss having a first bolt shaft extending therethrough and a second bolt boss having a second bolt shaft extending therethrough;
a tenon cradle integrally formed in the housing between the first bolt boss and the second bolt boss, in communication with a rear opening of the housing, and configured to receive a tenon of a light pole, the tenon cradle comprising:
an arcuate cross rib that resides in a first plane in which the first bolt shaft and the second bolt shaft reside; and
an axial rib that intersects the arcuate cross rib and runs perpendicular to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,473,272

LED FILAMENT LIGHT SOURCE AND LAMP

1. A light engine comprising:at least one light-emitting diode (LED) filament; and
a holder comprising:
a first electrically conductive holding structure having a first attachment section of generally annular shape that is connected with a first end of the at least one LED filament, wherein the first holding structure is configured to be connected with a first electrical contact to provide power to the at least one LED filament; and
a second electrically conductive holding structure having a second attachment section of generally annular shape that is connected with a second end of the at least one LED filament, wherein the second holding structure is configured to be connected with a second electrical contact to provide power to the at least one LED filament;
wherein the first holding structure and the second holding structure are electrically isolated from each other; and
wherein for at least one of the first electrically conductive holding structure and the second electrically conductive holding structure, the attachment section thereof is connected with a radial section that extends radially inward of the generally annular shape.

US Pat. No. 10,473,140

INSERT NUT AND FASTENING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An insert nut comprising:a cylindrical portion into which a screw is removably insertable;
a first portion provided in an inner periphery of said cylindrical portion and provided with a female screw portion threadably engageable with the screw, wherein D1 is an inner diameter of the female screw portion in the first portion at a screw thread position and h1 is a height of a screw thread of the female screw portion in the first portion;
a second portion provided in an inner periphery of said cylindrical portion and disposed in a downstream side of the first portion with respect to an inserting direction of the screw, wherein the second portion has a minimum inner diameter larger than D1+2×h1×0.3; and
a third portion provided in an inner periphery of said cylindrical portion and disposed in the downstream side of the second portion with respect to the inserting direction of the screw, the third portion being provided with a female screw portion threadably engageable with the screw, wherein a minimum inner diameter of the third portion is smaller than that of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,472,718

TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED GAS SUPPLY LINE WITH DILUTION GAS FLOWS SUPPLIED AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

6. A method for depositing one or more organic layers onto at least one substrate (20), the method comprising:evaporating, in a first evaporator (1?) of a first process gas source (1), a first solid or liquid starting material into a first gaseous starting material, wherein the first process gas source (1) is temperature-controlled to a first source temperature (T1) by a first source temperature-controlling device (2);
feeding, by a first carrier gas supply line (4), a first carrier gas into the first evaporator (1?), wherein the first carrier gas transports the first gaseous starting material out of the first evaporator (1?) into a first transport line (5), wherein the first transport line (5) is temperature-controlled to a first line temperature (T2) by means of a first line temperature-controlling device (7);
feeding, by a first dilution gas supply line (8), a first dilution gas flow into the first transport line (5), wherein the first dilution gas supply line (8) is located upstream from the first line temperature-controlling device (7);
supplying, by a gas inlet element (31), the first gaseous starting material into a process chamber (30), wherein the gas inlet element (31) is temperature-controlled to a gas inlet temperature (T5) by means of a gas inlet temperature-controlling device (32), and is fluidly connected to the first transport line (5);
feeding, by a second dilution gas supply line (34), a second dilution gas flow into the gas inlet element (31) upstream from the gas inlet temperature-controlling device (32); and
depositing a layer on the at least one substrate (20) lying on a susceptor (35) by means of the gaseous starting material, wherein the susceptor is disposed in the process chamber (30) and is temperature-controlled to a susceptor temperature (T6) by means of a susceptor temperature-controlling device (37),
wherein, while depositing the layer, the first source temperature (T1) is higher than the first line temperature (T2) the first line temperature (T2) is higher than the gas inlet temperature (T5), and the gas inlet temperature (T5) is higher than the susceptor temperature (T6).

US Pat. No. 10,472,428

HIGH-PRESSURE POLYMERIZATION PROCESS OF ETHYLENICALLY UNSATURATED MONOMERS CARRED OUT IN A POLYMERIZATION REACTOR INSTALLED WITHIN A PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is installed within a protective enclosure,the process comprising
monitoring the production line with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture, and
automatically starting a water based deluge system, which provides droplets of a diameter in a range from 25 ?m to 20 mm to an enclosed area when a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture is detected, and the droplets are provided with a minimum flow rate of 10 L/min per m2 of enclosed area.

US Pat. No. 10,471,829

SELF-DESTRUCT ZONE AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE NAVIGATION

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

1. A vehicle control system, comprising:a microprocessor; and
a computer readable medium coupled to the microprocessor and comprising instructions stored thereon that cause the microprocessor to:
receive output from sensors associated with a power system in a vehicle monitoring a state of the power system while the vehicle is in a connected charging state with an external charging system at a parked location, wherein the vehicle is in park and a charging connector of the external charging system is physically connected with a charging receptacle of the vehicle in the connected charging state;
determine, based on at least one output from the sensors exceeding a predetermined threshold value, that the state of the power system includes a power system fault;
determine that a user of the vehicle is outside of the vehicle;
eject, in response to determining that the state of the power system includes the power system fault, the charging connector of the external charging system from the charging receptacle of the vehicle physically separating the vehicle from the external charging system;
determine whether the parked location of the vehicle is in a safe destruction location; and
autonomously drive the vehicle from the parked location to an identified safe vehicle destruction location when the parked location of the vehicle is determined not to be in a safe destruction location.

US Pat. No. 10,470,733

X-RAY CT DEVICE AND MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X-ray CT device comprising:an X-ray tube;
a detector configured to detect a transmitted X-ray emitted from the X-ray tube and transmitted through a subject;
image reconstruction circuitry configured to, in positioning imaging performed at a first tube current, reconstruct a positioning image from projection data collected based on a detection signal of the transmitted X-ray from the detector;
storage configured to store information pieces relating to a plurality of body parts of the subject, a plurality of image quality levels for each of the information pieces relating to the body parts, and information relating to a first X-ray count value corresponding to each of the image quality levels in an associated manner; and
processing circuitry configured to detect a plurality of body parts of the subject included in the positioning image, select a desired body part and an image quality level corresponding to the desired body part, acquire information relating to a second tube current in main imaging based on information relating to the first tube current, information relating to a second X-ray count value in the positioning imaging, and information relating to the first X-ray count value associated with the selected image quality level, and control the X-ray tube to execute the main imaging based on the acquired second tube current.

US Pat. No. 10,470,625

VACUUM CLEANER AND FILTER FOR A VACUUM CLEANER

TTI (Macao Commercial Off...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a suction inlet;
a conduit in fluid communication with the suction inlet;
a filter having a valve releasably connected to a filter inlet, the filter configured to collect debris drawn through the suction inlet; and
a release mechanism moveable from a first position to a second position, wherein in the first position, the filter is in fluid communication with the conduit to collect debris with the valve being open, and in the second position, the filter is disconnected from the conduit with the valve being closed,
wherein the valve is coupled to the conduit for movement with the conduit to move the valve to the open and closed positions, and
wherein movement of the release mechanism from the first position to the second position closes the valve and ejects the filter from the vacuum cleaner.