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. 10,477,707

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. 10,477,653

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. 10,473,304

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. 10,477,738

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. 10,477,626

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. 10,477,661

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. 10,477,721

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. 10,477,731

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. 10,477,673

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. 10,477,580

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. 10,477,741

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. 10,476,432

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. 10,477,614

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. 10,477,726

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. 10,477,584

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. 10,477,635

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. 10,477,736

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. 10,477,656

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. 10,477,658

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. 10,477,751

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. 10,477,648

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. 10,477,636

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. 10,477,305

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. 10,471,940

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. 10,477,720

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. 10,474,196

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. 10,473,006

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. 10,477,718

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. 10,477,743

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. 10,474,301

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. 10,471,071

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. 10,477,358

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. 10,477,306

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. 10,472,181

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. 10,472,108

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. 10,477,690

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. 10,477,697

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. 10,477,589

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. 10,475,276

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. 10,472,262

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. 10,477,668

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. 10,477,628

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. 10,476,388

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. 10,476,291

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. 10,471,490

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. 10,477,725

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. 10,477,349

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. 10,477,694

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. 10,476,458

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. 10,475,554

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. 10,473,252

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. 10,473,099

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. 10,477,712

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. 10,477,669

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. 10,476,741

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. 10,473,291

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. 10,477,747

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. 10,477,716

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. 10,476,939

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. 10,476,301

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. 10,475,639

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. 10,475,394

DRIVING METHOD AND DRIVING DEVICE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A method for driving a liquid crystal display executed by a computing device, comprising the following steps:dividing first sub-pixels of a display panel into a plurality of array blocks by a processor, and selecting at least one of the first sub-pixels in each array block as a glowing pixel;
receiving an image to be displayed, and acquiring a pixel signal of a liquid crystal pixel of the display panel, and looking up a table for the liquid crystal pixel, so as to obtain a high voltage panel driving signal and a low voltage panel driving signal of the first sub-pixel;
calculating a high luminance signal and a low luminance signal, respectively, for driving the glowing pixel in the array block according to the high voltage panel driving signal and the low voltage panel driving signal of the first sub-pixel in each array block; and
driving the glowing pixels in turn by the high luminance signal and the low luminance signal, and driving other first sub-pixels by the pixel signal.

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. 10,477,674

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. 10,477,651

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. 10,477,354

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. 10,476,146

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. 10,473,273

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. 10,476,048

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. 10,477,700

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. 10,476,255

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. 10,475,571

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. 10,473,308

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. 10,470,956

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PHYSICALLY AND ELECTRONICALLY CONFIGURE AN AIR MATTRESS SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE USERS

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. A patient support apparatus comprising:an inflatable mattress for supporting a patient;
an air supply coupled to the inflatable mattress, wherein the air supply provides a plurality of therapeutic functions, and the air supply is configurable to enable a subset of the plurality of therapeutic functions as available functionalities to a user;
a control panel disposed to operate the air supply, wherein the control panel includes controls for each of the plurality of therapeutic functions; and
an interchangeable bezel configured to cover the control panel, wherein the bezel provides access to controls for the subset of available therapeutic functions and obscures controls for unavailable therapeutic functions.

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.

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. 10,477,692

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. 10,477,662

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. 10,475,033

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSACTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

CITIBANK, N.A., New York...

1. A method, comprising:establishing, by a risk management engine processor of a financial institution, an initial payment data profile for each of a plurality of customers on the risk management engine processor based at least in part on a plurality of payments risk level parameters received from respective system processors of respective ones of the plurality of customers via a website portal processor;
receiving, by an internal processing engine processor of the financial institution, from the system processor of respective ones of said plurality of customers via the website portal processor, payment transaction information for executing a payment for each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers to respective payees of each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers;
generating, by the risk management engine processor communicatively coupled to the internal processing engine processor, in real time before executing the payment for each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers, a determination of a level of risk in executing the payment based at least in part on the respective initial payment data profiles established for each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers;
communicating, by the internal processing engine processor to the respective system processors of said respective ones of the plurality of customers, in real time the determination of the level of risk in executing the payment for each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers with an approval or denial request message before executing the payment for said respective ones of said plurality of customers to the respective payees of said respective ones of said plurality of customers;
receiving, by the internal processing engine processor, from the system processor, the requested approval or denial message for executing the payment for said respective ones of said plurality of customers to the respective payees of said respective ones of said plurality of customers;
executing, by the internal processing engine processor, the payment for respective ones of said plurality of customers if a payment approval message is received by the internal processing engine processor and declining execution of the payment by the internal processing engine processor if a payment denial message is received by the internal processing engine processor; and
building, by the risk management engine processor communicatively coupled to the internal processing engine processor, using at least one self-learning algorithm, an update of the initial payment profile for each of said respective ones of said plurality of customers based at least in part on the received approval or denial message for executing the payment as learning for the risk management engine processor.

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. 10,474,011

PLATE FOR CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A camera mounting assembly for adjustably mounting a camera on a vertical support comprising:(a) a base member having an upper portion configured to support a lower surface of the camera and a lower portion forming an opposite pair of lower slots;
(b) a side member forming an opposite pair of side slots; and
(c) a fastening element configured to detachably fasten together said side member and said base member such that when the lower surface of the camera is supported by the base member, at least a portion of the side member is aligned with a side surface of the camera and configured such that a pair of moveable jaws of a quick-release mechanism is selectively engageable with the lower slots and side slots to adjustably mount the camera in a landscape orientation and a portrait orientation, respectively, while maintaining the camera in a generally centered position over the vertical support, said fastening element comprising a rotatable member accessible from a bottom surface of said base member when said lower surface of said camera is supported by said base member where rotation of said rotatable member detachably enables said side member to slide with respect to said base member when said camera is supported by said base member, said rotatable member movable in a first manner that permits said side member to slide with respect to said base member in such a manner to modify the spacing between said side member and said side surface of said camera when said lower surface of said camera is said supported by said base member, said rotatable member movable in a second manner that prevents said side member to slide with respect to said base member in such a manner to maintain the spacing between said side member and said side surface of said camera when said lower surface of said camera is said supported by said base member, said base member being free from extending along a substantial portion of said side surface of said camera when said camera is supported by said base member and said side member is detached from said base member;
(d) wherein said base member defines a cavity with a lower opening between said upper portion, said opposite pair of lower slots, and a lower surface of said base member;
(e) wherein said side member includes a leg portion that extends within said cavity defined by said base member and said fastening element detachably fastens together said leg portion of said side member and said base member.

US Pat. No. 10,472,375

5,6-DIHYDRO-4H-BENZO[B]THIENO-[2,3-D]AZEPINE DERIVATIVE

PULMOCIDE LIMITED, Londo...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of formula (IV):
or a salt thereof;
which comprises reacting a compound of formula (VII):

or a salt thereof;
with 2-fluoro-6-methylaniline
or a salt thereof;
followed by reduction of the nitro group.

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. 10,470,826

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING, ACTIVATING, OR SELECTING AND ACTIVATING TRANSDUCERS

KARDIUM INC., Burnaby (C...

1. A transducer-activation system comprising:a data processing device system;
an input-output device system communicatively connected to the data processing device system; and
a memory device system communicatively connected to the data processing device system and storing a program executable by the data processing device system, the program comprising:
graphical representation instructions configured to cause the input-output device system to display a graphical representation of at least a portion of a transducer-based device, at least part of the transducer-based device positionable within a bodily cavity, and the graphical representation comprising a between graphical element associated with a region of space between a first transducer and a second transducer of the transducer-based device, the region of space not including any transducer;
activation instructions configured to cause, via the input-output device system, an energy source device system connected to at least the first transducer and the second transducer to deliver energy to each of the first transducer and the second transducer;
determination instructions configured to cause determination of an energy-delivery status associated with at least one of the first transducer and the second transducer, the energy-delivery status indicating a status of the energy delivery by the energy source device system to the at least one of the first transducer and the second transducer; and
energy-delivery-indication instructions configured to cause the input-output device system to change a displayed visual characteristic of the between graphical element based at least on the determined energy-delivery status of the at least one of the first transducer and the second transducer.

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. 10,471,142

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. 10,477,497

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. 10,476,620

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. 10,476,393

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. 10,474,957

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. 10,474,608

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. 10,473,124

SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING VALVES AND FLOW MANIFOLD INTO HOUSING OF PRESSURE EXCHANGER

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising:an isobaric pressure exchanger (IPX) configured to couple to a manifold and to exchange pressure within the IPX between a first liquid at a first pressure and a second liquid at a second pressure, wherein the IPX comprises:
a housing comprising an annular portion, a first end structure, and a second end structure, wherein the first and second end structures are coupled to opposite ends of the annular portion;
at least one manifold connector disposed within the first end structure or the second end structure and is configured to couple the IPX to the manifold, wherein the at least one manifold connector comprises a first end, a second end, a central portion between the first end and the second end, and wherein the first end comprises a first threaded portion, the second end comprises a second threaded portion, the first and second threaded portions are disposed outside of the housing, and the central portion is disposed within the housing; and
at least one high pressure shut-off valve disposed within the first end structure or the second end structure, wherein the at least one high pressure shut-off valve extends crosswise relative to a longitudinal axis of the IPX within the first end structure or the second end structure, and wherein the at least one high pressure shut-off valve extends across both a low pressure liquid passage and a high pressure liquid passage within the first end structure or the second end structure.

US Pat. No. 10,471,769

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS HAVING A DECORATIVE SURFACE

UNILIN, BVBA, Wielsbeke ...

1. A method for manufacturing floor panels having a decorative surface, wherein the panels at least include a plate shaped substrate and a top layer, wherein the top layer includes a printed pattern, the method comprising:providing the plate shaped substrate with at least a portion of the printed pattern;
wherein providing the portion of the printed pattern involves depositing water based inks using a digital inkjet printer;
wherein the water based inks are pigment containing inks;
wherein the dry weight of the total volume of the deposited pigment containing inks is lower than 9 grams per square meter;
wherein the plate shaped substrate includes one or more intermediate layers at the surface to be printed;
wherein the intermediate layers at least include an inkjet receiver coating, such that the inks are deposited on the inkjet receiver coating;
applying translucent or transparent resin above the printed pattern, wherein the translucent or transparent resin above the printed pattern includes hard particles;
wherein the inkjet receiver coating includes a pigment having a pore volume of 0.5 to 3 ml/g;
wherein the intermediate layers include a paper layer impregnated with a thermosetting resin, such that the portion of the printed pattern is provided on top of the thermosetting resin impregnated paper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,471,524

COLLAPSIBLE SLIDE MITER SAW

REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., L...

1. A foldable miter saw, comprising:a base unit comprising a front edge, a rear edge opposite to said front edge, a first side edge between said front edge and said rear edge, a second side edge opposite to said first side edge, a bottom wall extended from said front edge to said rear edge, and a top wall opposite to said bottom wall;
a worktable rotatably mounted on said base unit, said worktable comprising a turntable, an axle holder facing toward said rear edge and connected to said turntable and an extension member facing toward said front edge and connected to said turntable, said turntable defining a working surface opposite to said bottom wall and corresponding to said top wall, said axle holder defining an axis in parallel to said working surface and extending from said rear edge toward said front edge; and
a cutting unit comprising a support base pivotally connected to said axle holder of said worktable and rotatable relative to said base unit and said worktable, a sliding member slidably coupled to said support base, a cantilever pivotally connected to said sliding member, a saw blade mounted at said cantilever and a driver mounted at said cantilever and adapted for driving said saw blade to rotate, said support base comprising at least one guiding member for allowing said sliding member to slide thereon, said sliding member comprising at least one sliding coupling component coupled to and slidable along said guiding member,
said cutting unit being turnable about said axis relative to said base unit and said worktable and allowing said worktable and said cutting unit to be folded between a working position where said saw blade of said cutting unit defines with said worktable a predetermined contained angle within 90°˜45° and a folded position where an end face of said saw blade of said cutting unit is disposed in proximity to said working surface and said guiding member and said sliding coupling component are disposed in proximity to said working surface.

US Pat. No. 10,470,970

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR A PLURALITY OF TREATMENT MEMBERS

THERAGUN, LLC, Santa Mon...

1. A reciprocal treatment device comprising:a housing,
a shaft extending from the housing and operable to reciprocate along a shaft axis, and
an adapter assembly that is removably connected to a distal end of the shaft by a first attachment system,
a first treatment member removably connected to the adapter assembly by a second attachment system,
a second treatment member removably connected to the adapter assembly by a third attachment system,
wherein the adapter assembly includes a main body portion having a top and a bottom,
wherein the first attachment system includes a first male attachment member or a first shaft female attachment member on the distal end of the shaft that is removably connected to a second female attachment member or a second female attachment member on the top of the main body portion,
wherein the second attachment system includes a third male attachment member or a third female attachment member on the bottom of the main body portion that is removably connected to a fourth female attachment member or a fourth male attachment member on the first treatment member,
wherein the third attachment system includes a fifth male attachment member or a fifth female attachment member on the bottom of the main body portion that is removably connected to a sixth female attachment member or a sixth male attachment member on the second treatment member,
wherein the first, second and third attachment systems are the same type of attachment system.

US Pat. No. 10,470,853

CONTINUOUS CUSTOM DENTAL RESTORATION MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND SYSTEM

James R. Glidewell Dental...

1. A method for processing a plurality of customized, patient-specific dental restorations, comprisinga. forming a plurality of workpieces from a plurality of individual millable, material blocks to make the plurality of patient-specific dental restorations wherein forming each workpiece comprises
i. for each customized, patient-specific dental restoration, obtaining an individual, millable, material block from the plurality of millable, material blocks and a computerized dental restoration design designed for a patient;
ii. shaping a first portion of a dental restoration from the material block according to a first set of machining instructions corresponding to the computerized dental restoration design, and forming a recess within the material block by removing a portion of material block during shaping;
iii. adding a volume of support material within the recess of the material block formed by shaping the first portion; and
iv. shaping a second portion of the dental restoration from the material block according to a second set of machining instructions that corresponds to the computerized dental restoration design,
wherein each workpiece comprises a remnant of the individual material block, the dental restoration and the support material, wherein the dental restoration is supported by the support material within the recess of the workpiece;
b. transferring each workpiece into a compartment of a multi-compartment tray; and
c. within the tray, removing the support material from each workpiece within the tray and separating the remnants of the material blocks from the plurality of patient-specific dental restorations.
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. 10,477,015

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. 10,476,129

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. 10,474,935

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. 10,473,806

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. 10,472,865

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. 10,471,838

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. 10,470,648

UNIVERSAL CAP

Medivators Inc., Minneap...

1. A cap comprising: a thread on an inner surface of said cap, the thread comprising a first major diameter and a second major diameter, wherein the first major diameter is larger than the second major diameter, the major diameters configured to decrease axially toward a top end of the cap such that the thread is tapered at an angle toward the top end of the cap, the cap capable of sealing on multiple surfaces; and the top end of the cap which comprises at least one opening, wherein the first and the second major diameters are measured as the distance across the thread from a base of the thread where the base joins a wall of the cap, wherein the cap comprises a first minor diameter and a second minor diameter, the minor diameters configured to decrease axially toward the top end of the cap.

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. 10,473,860

COMPACT DEVICES FOR MULTIPLEXING APPLICATIONS

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. A device for multiplexing, comprising:a housing; and
a core at least partially positioned within the housing, the core comprising:
a first single fiber stub comprising a first ferrule and a first fiber at least partially positioned within the first ferrule, the first fiber configured for optical communication of a multiplexed signal comprising a transmission signal and a non-transmission signal;
a second single fiber stub comprising a second ferrule and a second fiber at least partially positioned within the second ferrule, the second fiber configured for optical communication of the transmission signal; and
at least one functional layer positioned between the first fiber and the second fiber;
wherein the at least one functional layer is configured to: (i) permit routing of the transmission signal of the multiplexed signal along an optical path from the first fiber to the second fiber, and (ii) prevent routing of the non-transmission signal of the multiplexed signal along the optical path from the first fiber to the second fiber; and
wherein a distance between the first ferrule and the second ferrule is less than about 1 micron.

US Pat. No. 10,472,833

FLOOR PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLOOR PANELS

UNILIN, BVBA, Wielsbeke ...

1. A floor panel with a substrate and a provided thereon decorative layer of wood veneer having a thickness of 1 millimeter or less, wherein said substrate has an average density of more than 750 kilograms per cubic meter; wherein said decorative layer is provided on the substrate by means of a layer on the basis of thermosetting resin situated between the substrate and the decorative layer;wherein said floor panel is provided with lower edge regions on one or more edges and wherein said wood veneer extends in one piece from on the surface of the substrate over said lower edge regions;
wherein said lower edge region forms a bevel or chamfer, wherein the wood veneer extends over the lower edge region at least up to a point, wherein the veneer surface is situated on a level in a horizontal plane which intersects said substrate:
wherein the wood veneer defines a thickness tapering over the chamfer from a first thickness at the surface of the substrate to a second thickness at the lower edge regions, the second thickness being less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,471,659

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SIMULATING INTERMEDIATE FORMS FOR ADDITIVE FABRICATION

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

1. A method of optimizing an additive fabrication process for an object to be fabricated by an additive fabrication device from N layers of material, the method comprising:identifying a first intermediate form of the object, the first intermediate form of the object being an expected shape after M of the N layers of the object have been formed, wherein M is less than N;
simulating, using at least one processor, one or more forces expected to be applied to the first intermediate form of the object during fabrication of the object by the additive fabrication device;
generating, using the at least one processor, a support structure for the object, wherein when one or more results of the simulating step exceed any of one or more thresholds, the generated support structure comprises at least one support coupled to one or more of the M layers of the object; and
generating, using the at least one processor, instructions that, when executed by the additive fabrication device, cause the additive fabrication device to fabricate the object and the support structure.

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. 10,472,497

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. 10,476,690

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. 10,473,360

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. 10,472,996

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. 10,471,902

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. 10,477,714

PRESSURE COMPENSATION ELEMENT HAVING SPRING ELEMENT, CASING AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A pressure compensation element for a casing, the pressure compensation element comprising:a membrane;
an impact protection;
a connecting body in the form of a hollow body, with a membrane seat having a contact face for the membrane;
wherein the membrane seat is arranged on the connecting body and the impact protection is coupled to the connecting body;
wherein the membrane is arranged on the contact face between the impact protection and the membrane seat;
wherein the connecting body has a first opening arranged on a first free end, and a second opening leading to the contact face of the membrane seat; and
wherein a spring element is arranged inside the second opening, abutting the contact face, which spring element is elastically deflectable by the membrane and forms a supporting contour for the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,476,494

INTELLIGENT POWER MODULES FOR RESONANT CONVERTERS

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a power switch being a discrete device and having a control terminal and first and second power terminals;
a freewheeling device being a discrete device, the freewheeling device being connected electrically in parallel to the first and second power terminals of the power switch; and
a controller circuit being a monolithic integrated circuit, the controller circuit having a first output terminal connected to the control terminal of the power switch, a first input terminal receiving an input signal and a second input terminal receiving a feedback signal, the input signal determining an on-period and off-period of the power switch, the controller circuit comprising a normal gate drive circuit for generating a gate drive signal to drive the control terminal of the power switch in response to the input signal and a protection circuit implementing at least one protection function for the power switch,
wherein the semiconductor package comprises a first terminal being the first power terminal of the power switch, a second terminal being the second power terminal of the power switch, a third terminal coupled to the first input terminal of the controller circuit, and a fourth terminal coupled to the second input terminal of the controller circuit; and
wherein the protection circuit in the controller circuit comprises a soft-start protection circuit comprising a soft-start gate drive circuit and a soft-start control circuit, the soft-start control circuit being configured to detect a first system input signal pulse following power up of the controller circuit, or following an idle period of the system input signal, or following removal of a fault condition, the soft-start control circuit being configured to turn on the soft-start gate drive circuit to in response to detecting the first system input signal pulse, the soft-start gate drive circuit being configured to drive the power switch with a slowly rising voltage to softly turn on the power switch.

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. 10,475,728

APPARATUS FOR BONDING FLEXIBLE PART INCLUDING INCLINED LEADS

PROTEC CO., LTD., Gyeong...

1. An apparatus for bonding a flexible part including inclined leads, wherein the apparatus bonds at least one inclined lead of a first part inclined with respect to a plane where the first part and a second part face each other, to at least one inclined pad of the second part formed to face the at least one inclined lead, the apparatus comprising:a base;
a support bracket rotatably mounted with respect to the base;
a first fixing member clamping the first part;
a second fixing member clamping the second part;
a first transporting unit transporting the first fixing member relative to the support bracket in a direction in which the first fixing member moves near the second part clamped by the second fixing member;
a second transporting unit transporting the second fixing member relative to the support bracket such that a location of the second part is aligned with respect to the first part clamped by the first fixing member;
a bonding head bonding the at least one inclined lead of the first part to the at least one inclined pad of the second part; and
a tilt unit rotating the support bracket with respect to the base such that the at least one inclined lead of the first part and the at least one inclined pad of the second part face the bonding head.

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. 10,473,095

SYSTEM FOR PUMP PROTECTION WITH A HYDRAULIC TURBOCHARGER

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising:a hydraulic turbocharger configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid, wherein the first fluid is at a higher pressure than the second fluid;
a high pressure pump configured to increase a pressure of the second fluid, wherein the high pressure pump comprises an outlet for the second fluid that is not fluidly coupled to the hydraulic turbocharger; and
a controller programmed to control one or more valves of the system to selectively route the second fluid to the hydraulic turbocharger or to the high pressure pump based on an operating condition of the system; a letdown valve; wherein the controller is programmed to control the one or more valves of the system to selectively route the first fluid to the hydraulic turbocharger or to the letdown valve based on the operating condition of the system; wherein the controller is programmed to control the one or more valves to route the first fluid to the hydraulic turbocharger when the operating condition is a stable operating condition and to route the first fluid to the letdown valve when the operating condition is a start-up condition or a shut-down condition.

US Pat. No. 10,472,167

AIR FREIGHT CONTAINER AND/OR AIR FREIGHT PALLET

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. An unit load device witha flat bottom wall,
at least two seat track guides approved and certified for use in an aircraft, formed in accordance with aviation standard AS33601, and arranged on the bottom wall,
two connecting elements, wherein a fastening region assigned to a first end of the connecting element in each case extends over part of the connecting element, and
a fixing element for fixing items to be transported transportable by means of the unit load device,
a fixing device embodied as a strap for fixing the connecting element and the fixing element, wherein the fixing device is arranged at its first end on the connecting element, wherein
the fixing element is connected at the first end thereof to the fastening region of one connecting element and at the second end thereof, which is opposite the first end, is connected to the fastening region of the other connecting element,
the connecting elements each have, at a second end arranged opposite the first end, a double stud or triple stud latching device approved and certified for use in an aircraft, formed in accordance with aviation standard AS33601, and designed for latching into the corresponding seat track guide, and
at least one seat track guide is formed in such a way that the double stud or triple stud latching device can be latched into the seat track guide at different, spaced-apart positions along the planar extent of the bottom wall, andwherein a further seat track guide is provided on a side of the fixing element facing away from the bottom wall, with an at least triangular planar intermediate element made of a flexible material, and wherein the intermediate element has, at least at one corner, a double stud or triple stud latching device which can be latched into the seat track guide and/or into the further seat track guide.

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. 10,470,830

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. 10,476,126

WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICE HAVING AN ANTENNA ILLUMINATED WITH VISIBLE LIGHT

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A wireless control device configured to be installed on a ceiling, the wireless control device comprising:a housing comprising a light-transmissive cover and a base portion;
wherein the light-transmissive cover is configured to protrude from the base portion;
wherein the base portion is configured to be attached to the ceiling and defines an enclosed volume;
a printed circuit board disposed within the enclosed volume of the base portion;
a wireless communication circuit mounted to the printed circuit board;
an antenna coupled to said wireless communication circuit and configured to communicate wireless signals, the antenna electrically connected to, and extending in a normal direction away from, the printed circuit board;
wherein the antenna comprises a first portion and a second portion different from the first portion;
a control circuit coupled to said wireless communication circuit, mounted to the printed circuit board, and configured to control the generation of signals by said wireless communication circuit to be transmitted by said antenna;
a visible-light-generating circuit coupled to said control circuit and mounted to the printed circuit board;
a light pipe proximate to the visible-light-generating circuit and disposed within the enclosed volume of the base, the light pipe configured to provide an amount of light energy from the visible-light-generating circuit to the light-transmissive cover; and
a reflective shroud disposed within the enclosed volume of the base and surrounding said light pipe to reduce loss of light energy from said light pipe; and
wherein the first portion of the antenna is disposed inside of the enclosed volume of the base portion of the housing and is surrounded by the light pipe and the reflective shroud; and
wherein the second portion of the antenna is surrounded by the light-transmissive cover.

US Pat. No. 10,475,624

HIGH-FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

KYOSAN ELECTRIC MFG. CO.,...

1. An RF power supply device for supplying RF power to a load involving electrical discharge, comprising,an RF generator circuit configured to generate a variable frequency;
a frequency control circuit configured to output a control signal for controlling frequency change in the RF generator circuit:
a state-of-reflection detector circuit including, a phase detector circuit configured to detect a phase state of the RF generator circuit and a reflection arithmetic circuit configured to compute a reflection coefficient value and/or a reflection amount at an output end of the RF generator circuit,
a control-direction command circuit configured to output a direction command signal for providing a control direction where the frequency increases or decreases in the frequency change, on the basis of the phase state outputted from the phase detector circuit, and,
a recontrol circuit configured to output to the frequency control circuit, a recontrol signal for issuing a command to perform the frequency change again, wherein,
the frequency control circuit performs control for the RF generator circuit to generate the variable frequency, the control comprising,
phase control that controls increase or decrease of the frequency in the frequency change at the time of initiating the control, on the basis of the direction command signal outputted from the control-direction command circuit; and
reflected power control that controls continuing or stopping the frequency change at the time of completing the control, using as a control end condition, the reflection coefficient value and/or the reflection amount outputted from the reflection arithmetic circuit, and
outputting a control signal to the RF generator circuit on the basis of the recontrol signal, and
the recontrol circuit sets as a central value, the reflection coefficient value and/or the reflection amount at the frequency determined according to the frequency change, holds as a threshold range for determining whether or not the recontrol is to be performed, a range of the reflection coefficient and/or a range of the reflection amount, with a certain width above and below the central value, and
outputs the recontrol signal in at least either one of the case where the reflection coefficient value detected by the reflection arithmetic circuit is out of the range of the reflection coefficient, and the case where the reflection amount detected by the reflection arithmetic circuit is out of the range of the reflection amount.

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. 10,473,359

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. 10,472,718

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. 10,471,829

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. 10,471,684

ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE MATERIAL WITH ALMGSI CORE LAYER

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. Strip consisting of an aluminium material for production of components with high forming requirements, wherein the strip has a core layer of an AlMgSi alloy of the type AA6014, AA6016, AA6060 or AA6181 and at least one external aluminium alloy layer arranged on one or both sides and made of a non-hardenable aluminium alloy, wherein the at least one external aluminium alloy layer has a lower tensile strength than the core layer of an AlMgSi alloy in state T4, in state T4, the strip has uniform elongation Ag of more than 23% transverse to the rolling direction and with a thickness of 1.5 mm to 1.6 mm, a bend angle of less than 40° is achieved in the bending test transverse to the rolling direction and the at least one external aluminium alloy layer consists of an aluminium alloy type AA8xxx or AA1200, wherein the strip is achieved in that a rolling ingot is cast from an AlMgSi alloy of the type AA6014, AA6016, AA6060, or AA6181, the rolling ingot undergoes homogenisation, after homogenization a cladding layer consisting of an aluminium of the type AA8xxx or AA1200 applied at least on one or both sides of the rolling ingot, and the rolling ingot together with the applied cladding layers brought to hot rolling temperature, roll cladding at hot rolling temperatures, then optionally cold rolled to final thickness, and the finished rolled strip solution annealed and quenched, wherein the hot rolled strip is quenched after roll cladding.
US Pat. No. 10,472,673

HETERO-PORES

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A hetero-oligomeric pore derived from Msp which comprises a narrowing having a net negative charge, wherein the hetero-oligomeric pore comprises at least one monomer comprising a narrowing forming region comprising an amino acid sequence having at least one amino acid substitution from a non-negatively charged amino acid to a negatively charged amino acid compared with an amino acid sequence of a reference narrowing forming region, wherein the reference narrowing forming region corresponds to amino acids 83 to 111 of SEQ ID NO: 2 and has the following substitutions: D90N, D91N, and D93N, and wherein none of the remaining monomers of the hetero-oligomeric pore has a sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2.

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. 10,475,974

CARRIER, CARRIER LEADFRAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO....

1. A carrier, comprising: two electrode portions, each having an electrode portion cross section; and a housing, having a housing cross section and covering at least a part of the electrode portion, wherein the housing cross section is not level with the electrode portion cross section, the housing and electrode portion cross sections having been formed during production of the carrier by removing steps in which residual material of a plastic body forming the housing and parts of extending portions forming the electrode portions are removed, and wherein the housing comprises a plurality of concave portions formed between a side surface and a bottom surface of the housing resulting from a mechanical engagement between the concave portions and respective supporting portions of a frame body in a state where electrode portions of different carriers of a leadframe are electrically isolated from each other; wherein the electrode portion cross section comprises an antioxidant layer; wherein a portion of the electrode portion cross section uncovered with the antioxidant layer is integrally formed with a central area of an electrode portion of the two electrode portions.

US Pat. No. 10,475,084

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC CREATION OF PRODUCT LINKS FROM A WEB BROWSER APPLICATION

REWARDSTYLE, INC., Dalla...

1. A system for dynamic management of advertiser affiliate links for online marketing, the system comprising:a website application operating on a first processor and configured to provide a web browser tool that is configured to be installed into and to operate in coordination with a web browser software application operating on a second processor, the web browser tool includes one or more first items of computer-readable code that are adapted to be embedded in a user-generated document displayed on a publisher's web browser by activation of a user-selectable control, the user-generated document created by generation of one or more second items of computer-readable code created in response to text input by the user and controls selected by the user; and
a link generation server operating on a third processor and in network communication with the web browser application, and configured to select a previously-created a web address URL link to an advertiser affiliate webpage in response to data transmitted to the computerized link generation server by the web browser tool.

US Pat. No. 10,473,159

HYDRODYNAMIC BEARING FEATURES

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising:a rotary isobaric pressure exchanger (IPX) configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid, wherein the first fluid has a pressure higher than the second fluid, comprising:
a cylindrical rotor, wherein the cylindrical rotor is configured to rotate circumferentially about a rotational axis and has a first end face and a second end face disposed opposite each other;
a first end cover having a first surface that interfaces with the first end face of the cylindrical rotor, wherein the first end cover comprises a first fluid inlet and a first fluid outlet;
a second end cover having a second surface that interfaces with the second end face of the cylindrical rotor; and
a first plurality of recesses formed in the first surface of the first end cover, wherein the first plurality of recesses are configured to direct a bearing fluid in an axial direction to apply a hydrodynamic force against the first end face to keep the cylindrical rotor from contacting the first end cover during rotation of the cylindrical rotor, wherein the first plurality of recesses does not contact the first fluid inlet and the first fluid outlet,
wherein the first plurality of recesses are disposed radially between the first fluid inlet and the first fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,472,772

SYSTEM AND FASTENING POINT FOR SCREWLESS FASTENING OF A RAIL FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

Vossloh-Werke GmbH, Werd...

1. A system for screwless fastening of a rail for a rail vehicle on a foundation comprising:a spring element
and
a supporting collar,
wherein
the spring element
is bent from a spring wire and
starting from one end of the spring element successively comprises:
a bearing section,
a first curved section, connected to the bearing section,
a holding-down section, connected to the first curved section and aligned in the opposite direction to the bearing section, wherein the holding-down section is configured to rest on an upper surface of a foot of the rail to be fastened,
a second curved section, connected to the holding-down section and curved in the direction of the bearing section
and
a locking section, connected to the second curved section and aligned transversally to the bearing section, wherein at least when the spring element is unassembled seen from the side there is a distance between the holding-down section and the locking section,
and wherein
the supporting collard comprises:
a fastening section, via which the supporting collar is secured to the foundation,
a carrier section supported by the fastening section,
a bearing recess formed on the carrier section, in which the bearing section of the spring element is pivot-mounted, and
a locking head supported by the carrier section, on which a counter-bearing for the locking section of the spring element is formed such that when the system is fully assembled the locking section is held in a position relative to the bearing section of the spring element in which the spring element is clamped in a springy elastic manner between the bearing recess and the counter-bearing of the supporting collar and the holding-down section acts in a springy elastic manner on the surface of the rail foot associated with the holding-down section.

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. 10,474,757

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. 10,473,798

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. 10,473,570

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. 10,473,319

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. 10,477,678

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. 10,476,240

ANTISTATIC DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED OPERATING METHOD

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. An antistatic device for reducing electrostatic charges on moving material webs, comprising:an active positive electrode assembly including a plurality of active, needle-shaped individual positive electrodes electrically connected to a positive high voltage source during operation of the antistatic device;
an active negative electrode assembly including a plurality of active, needle-shaped individual negative electrodes electrically connected to a negative high voltage source during operation of the antistatic device;
a sensor system for detecting a polarity of a neutralizing current between the material web and the antistatic device during operation of the antistatic device;
a controller for controlling the high voltage sources; and
a sensor electrode assembly including a plurality of needle-shaped individual sensor electrodes and is electrically connected to a grounding element during operation of the antistatic device;
wherein the controller is coupled to the sensor system and is at least one of programmed and configured to one of activate and leave activated the high voltage source required in each case and one of and deactivate and leave deactivated the high voltage source not required in each case in response to the detected polarity of the neutralizing current;
wherein the controller actuates the respectively activated high voltage source, the high voltage source configured to deliver one of a non-pulsed positive and negative DC voltage;
wherein the sensor system is at least one of programmed and configured to monitor the current flowing out from the sensor electrode assembly in order to detect the polarity of the neutralization current;
wherein the controller is at least one of programmed and configured to determine the polarity of the neutralization current of the sensor electrode assembly during the learning phase and switch to the working phase in response to the detected polarity, and in said working phase the controller actuates the high voltage source of the required active electrode assembly for generating the non-pulsed DC voltage; and
wherein the controller is at least one of configured and programmed to one of:
during the learning phase, actuate both high voltage sources for generating a pulsed DC voltage at the respective active electrode assembly, and in the working phase deactivate the high voltage source of the active electrode assembly that is not needed, and switch from pulsed DC voltage to non-pulsed DC voltage for the required active electrode assembly, and
keep both high voltage sources deactivated during the learning phase and in the working phase activate the high voltage source of the required electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,476,166

DUAL-REFLECTOR MICROWAVE ANTENNA

Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., ...

1. A dual-reflector antenna comprising a main reflector traversed by a feed source and a sub-reflector, the sub-reflector comprising a dielectric body extending between a first end that is small in diameter and a second end that is greater in diameter, the small-diameter end being connected to the end of the feed source constituted by a metal tube filled with a dielectric material, wherein:the end of the feed source connected to the sub-reflector comprises a housing having an inner depth and inner diameter, built into the dielectric material,
the small-diameter end of the sub-reflector comprises an inner portion having a substantially cylindrical shape, able to fit into the housing, having an outer length and outer diameter,
the outer length and outer diameter of the small-diameter end of the sub-reflector are respectively less than the inner depth and inner diameter of the housing, so as to form a space between the inner portion of the sub-reflector and the dielectric wall of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,474,818

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETECTION OF MALWARE

Invincea, Inc., Reston, ...

15. A method, comprising:receiving a malicious file;
extracting a data feature from the malicious file;
transforming the data feature to determine an index value associated with the data feature;
accessing, using the index value, a probabilistic counter associated with the data feature and from a plurality of probabilistic counters within a vector data structure associated with the malicious file;
determine, based on a probability associated with a value of the probabilistic counter, whether to increment the value of the probabilistic counter; and
generate a signature associated with the malicious file based on the vector data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,473,615

POROUS PROTECTIVE LAYER FOR GAS SENSOR, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND GAS SENSOR COMPRISING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A method of manufacturing a porous protective layer for a gas sensor, the method comprising:(1) a step of introducing a composition for forming a porous protective layer including a pore former and a ceramic powder onto a sensing electrode for a gas sensor; and
(2) a step of sintering the introduced composition for forming a porous protective layer;
wherein the ceramic powder includes a first ceramic powder having a degree of deformation which ranges from 1.5 to 2.0 and a second ceramic powder having a degree of deformation which ranges from 3.0 to 4.2 expressed by the following Relational Formula 1, and

a weight ratio of the first ceramic powder to the second ceramic powder ranges from 1:1.6 to 1:3.0.

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. 10,471,668

VACUUM MOLDING OF THERMOSET SHEET ARTICLES

Continental Structural Pl...

1. A process of compression molding an automotive body part article from a sheet molding composition (SMC), comprising:opening a mold to an open position, said mold having an upper die having an upper mold surface and a lower die having a lower mold surface that upon full compression define a mold cavity complementary to the article;
placing the SMC as a multiple ply charge on one of the lower mold surface or the upper mold surface;
rapidly closing the upper die and the lower die from the open position to an intermediate start position of 5 to 10 cm at a rate of from 1 to 5 cm/sec;
slowly closing the upper die and the lower die from the intermediate start position to a start position at a rate of between 25 and 50% of the rate of closure to the intermediate position and simultaneously initiating a vacuum to evacuate the mold cavity to a reduced pressure of less than 0.16 atmospheres (16.2 kPa);
maintaining the vacuum on the mold cavity for at least a total of 3 seconds while continuing to press the upper die and the lower die toward a volume of the mold cavity at a rate of between 12 and 30% of the rate of closure to the intermediate start;
removing the reduced pressure when the upper die and the lower die are within 1 centimeter of the volume of the mold cavity;
allowing the curable resin to cure in the mold cavity; and
opening the mold cavity and removing the article.

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. 10,477,745

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. 10,477,701

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. 10,477,696

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. 10,477,693

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. 10,476,201

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. 10,475,333

GESTURE-BASED CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device configured for use in a load control system to control one or more electrical loads external to the control device, the control device comprising:a base portion configured to be mounted over a toggle actuator of a mechanical switch that controls whether power is delivered to the one or more electrical loads;
a front surface that comprises a plurality of touch sensitive areas;
one or more light sources configured to illuminate the plurality of touch sensitive areas; and
a control circuit configured to:
control the one or more light sources so that the touch sensitive areas are unilluminated by the one or more light sources;
determine that a user input has been received, the user input indicating that the touch sensitive areas should be illuminated;
control the one or more light sources to illuminate the touch sensitive areas of the front surface; and
in response to an actuation of one of the touch sensitive areas, generate control data for controlling an amount of power delivered to the one or more electrical loads.

US Pat. No. 10,473,573

PARTICULATE MATTER SENSOR AND EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A particulate matter sensor, comprising:first, second, third, and fourth insulation layers laminated together,
the first insulation layer including a first electrode unit on a first side thereof, the first electrode unit exposed to particulate matter during operation of the particulate matter sensor, and the first electrode unit including a plurality of first electrodes not electrically connected to each other;
the second insulation layer arranged in parallel to the first insulation layer with a space therebetween, the second insulation layer including a second electrode unit on a first side thereof that faces a second side of the first insulation layer opposite the first side of the first insulation layer such that the second electrode unit is not exposed to particulate matter during operation of the particulate matter sensor, the second electrode unit including a plurality of second electrodes electrically connected to each other;
a temperature sensing unit formed on a first side of the third insulation layer located on a second side of the second insulation layer; and
a heater unit formed on a first side of the fourth insulation layer located on a second side of the third insulation layer, the heater unit configured to heat the first and second electrode units, wherein
each of the plurality of second electrodes is spaced apart from a lower portion of the plurality of the first electrodes so as to overlap and correspond to each other with each of the plurality of first electrodes,
the plurality of first electrodes are electrically connected to each other by the particulate matter deposited in a space formed between two neighboring first electrodes, and
a capacitance between the first electrodes and the second electrodes is increased by enlarging an area of the first electrodes electrically connected to each other when the particulate matter is deposited between the first electrodes.

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. 10,472,708

OPTIMIZATION OF ALUMINUM HOT WORKING

NOVELIS INC., Atlanta, G...

1. A method of hot forming an aluminum alloy component, the method comprising:heating the aluminum alloy component in a heating furnace to a solutionizing temperature;
cooling the aluminum alloy component to a desired forming temperature in a range of approximately 380° C. to approximately 470° C.;
deforming the aluminum alloy component into a desired shape in a forming device while the aluminum alloy component is at the desired forming temperature, wherein the aluminum alloy component is transferred from the heating furnace to the forming device through an insulated enclosure; and
quenching the aluminum alloy component to a low temperature below a solvus temperature, wherein the low temperature is in a range of approximately 0° C. to approximately 280° C.

US Pat. No. 10,472,670

QUANTITATIVE SUBSTRATE UTILIZATION IN MICROBIAL ECOLOGY USING STABLE ISOTOPE PROBING

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method to quantify uptake of a substrate by a taxon in a microorganism sample, comprising:(a) extracting nucleic acids from a first microorganism sample that has been incubated with at least one isotopically labeled substrate and from a second microorganism sample that has not been incubated with an isotopically labeled substrate, thereby obtaining a labeled sample and an unlabeled sample;
(b) separating said nucleic acids extracted from said first microorganism sample by density into a plurality of labeled tractions;
(c) separating said nucleic acids extracted from said second microorganism sample by density into a plurality of unlabeled fractions;
measuring a density of said nucleic acids from each of the fractions obtained in steps (b) and (c);
(d) detecting a target sequence of a taxon of a microorganism in the fractions obtained in steps (b) and (c), whereby the presence of the taxon of a microorganism is determined;
(e) measuring the relative abundance of the taxon of the microorganism in each of the fractions obtained in steps (b) and (c) through sequencing the target sequence;
(f) quantifying through quantitative PCR an average density of said taxon of said microorganism in said fractions obtained in steps (b) and (c); and
(g) measuring the difference between the average density of said taxon of said microorganism in the plurality of labeled fractions and the average density of said taxon of said microorganism in the corresponding plurality of unlabeled fractions; wherein said difference in average density is indicative of the quantity of said substrate taken up by said taxon of said microorganism.

US Pat. No. 10,472,354

1,3-THIAZOL-2-YL SUBSTITUTED BENZAMIDES

Bayer Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is a halogen atom, C1-C4-alkyl or C3-C6-cycloalkyl,
wherein C1-C4-alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different;
R2 is —C2-C6-alkyl-OR4, —(CH2)q—(C3-C7-cycloalkyl), —(CH2)q-(6- to 12-membered heterobicycloalkyl), —(CH2)q-(4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), —(CH2)q-(5- to 10-membered heteroaryl) or —C2-C6-alkynyl,
wherein said —(CH2)q—(C3-C7-cycloalkyl), —(CH2)q-(6- to 12-membered heterobicyclo-alkyl) and —(CH2)q-(4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl) are optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which are the same or different, at any ring carbon atom and selected from the group consisting of C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different, a halogen atom, —NRaRb, COOR5 and oxo (?O),
wherein any ring nitrogen atom, if present in said —(CH2)q-(6- to 12-membered heterobicycloalkyl) and (CH2)q-(4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), is substituted with Rc, and
wherein said —(CH2)q-(5- to 10-membered heteroaryl) is optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which are the same or different, and selected from the group consisting of C1-C4-alkyl optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different, a halogen atom, —NRaRb and COOR5;
R3 is hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different;
R4 and R5 are independently hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl;
Ra and Rb are independently hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl;
Rc is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different, —C(O)O—C1-C4-alkyl, or —C(O)—C1-C4-alkyl;
A is 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which are the same or different, and selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, C1-C3-alkyl, and C1-C3-alkoxy,
wherein said C1-C3-alkyl and C1-C3-alkoxy are optionally substituted with 1-5 halogen atoms which are the same or different; and
q is an integer of 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,471,538

CONTROL OF LIFT EJECTION ANGLE

ORBOTECH LTD., Yavne (IL...

1. An apparatus for material deposition on an acceptor surface, the apparatus comprising:a transparent donor substrate having a first surface and a second surface that is opposing the first surface, and comprising a donor film on the second surface; and
an optical assembly, comprising:
a laser, which is configured to emit a beam of radiation; and
a beam manipulator, which is configured to direct the beam of radiation to pass through the first surface of the donor substrate and impinge on the donor film at a location on the second surface so as to induce ejection of droplets of molten material from the donor film at an angle that is not normal to the second surface at the location onto the acceptor surface.

US Pat. No. 10,471,537

DIRECT DIODE LASER PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SHEET METAL PROCESSING METHOD USING THE SAME

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A direct diode laser processing apparatus comprising:a laser oscillator emitting a multiple-wavelength laser beam that has been spectral-beam-combined;
a transmission fiber transmitting the multiple-wavelength laser beam emitted from the laser oscillator; and
a laser processing machine condensing the multiple-wavelength laser beam transmitted through the transmission fiber and processing a workpiece, wherein
a light intensity distribution of the multiple-wavelength laser beam in a thickness direction of the workpiece is provided with a plurality of peaks due to chromatic aberrations of the multiple-wavelength laser beam and the wavelength dependence of emissivity of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,471,492

DIE-PRESSING DIE HAVING DUST COLLECTION PASSAGE AT PERIPHERAL EDGE PORTION OF ROLLER UNIT

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A die-pressing die used for die-pressing a workpiece, the die-pressing die comprising:a die body on whose upper face a die hole is formed and on whose bottom face a discharge hole for discharging dusts is formed; and
a roller unit disposed within the die hole and having a rotatable roller protruding upward from the upper face of the die body, wherein
a depressed storage portion for storing the dusts is formed at a peripheral edge portion of the die hole on the upper face of the die body,
a collection passage for collecting the dusts is formed at the peripheral edge portion of the die hole,
one end of the collection passage is opened at the upper face of the die body,
another end of the collection passage is opened to the discharge hole, and
the collection passage is configured to suction air due to a negative pressure state in the discharge hole.

US Pat. No. 10,471,366

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REBOIL A PROCESS STREAM IN A DISTILLATION SYSTEM BY MIXING THE STREAM WITH A HEATING MEDIUM

CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC., ...

1. A method to reboil a process stream in a distillation system, the method comprising:removing the process stream from a distillation column;
routing the removed process stream into a liquid pool zone of a vessel, the liquid pool zone including a heating medium, the heating medium being less volatile than the process stream, immiscible with the process stream, and maintained at an operating temperature determined by vaporization requirements;
partially vaporizing volatile components of the process stream due to contact with the heating medium in the liquid pool zone;
removing a vaporized portion of the process stream from a vapor separation zone of the vessel as a vaporized process stream; and
routing the vaporized process stream back to the distillation column.

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. 10,477,632

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. 10,477,631

POWER CIRCUIT APPLIED IN LED LOAD

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A power circuit applied in a LED load, comprising:a power converter configured to receive an input voltage and convert the input voltage into a DC output voltage;
a first feedback module electrically coupled to an output terminal of the power converter, and configured to detect the DC output voltage and an output current of the power converter and to output a first feedback signal;
a second feedback module electrically coupled to the output terminal of the power converter, and configured to detect the DC output voltage and the output current of the power converter and to output a second feedback signal, wherein the second feedback module and the first feedback module are independent to each other; and
a control circuit electrically coupled to the first feedback module, the second feedback module and the power converter, wherein the control circuit is configured to output a control signal according to the first feedback signal or the second feedback signal, so as to control the power converter on the basis of the control signal and make an output power of the power converter smaller than a predetermined power threshold;
wherein the first feedback module comprises:
a first current control unit configured to detect the output current of the power converter, compare the output current with a preset output current reference, and output a current control signal; and
a first voltage control unit configured to detect the DC output voltage of the power converter, compare the DC output voltage with a preset output voltage reference, and output a voltage control signal;
wherein the first feedback module outputs the first feedback signal according to the current control signal and the voltage control signal;
wherein the second feedback module comprises:
a second current control unit configured to detect the output current of the power converter, compare the output current with a preset output current reference, and output a current control signal; and
a second voltage control unit configured to detect the DC output voltage of the power converter, compare the DC output voltage with a preset output voltage reference, and output a voltage control signal;
wherein the second feedback module outputs the second feedback signal according to the current control signal and the voltage control signal;
wherein if any one of the first and second feedback modules has a failure, the other one of the first and second feedback modules controls current and voltage of the power converter so as to control the output power of the power converter;
wherein the first current control unit is a constant current feedback unit or an overcurrent protection unit, and the first voltage control unit is a constant voltage feedback unit or an overvoltage protection unit;
wherein the second current control unit is a constant current feedback unit or an overcurrent protection unit, and the second voltage control unit is a constant voltage feedback unit or an overvoltage protection unit.

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.