US Pat. No. 10,493,472

ROTARY ATOMIZER TURBINE

11. A radial turbine for driving a spraying body in a rotary atomizer, comprising:a turbine wheel having multiple turbine blades annularly distributed over the circumference, the turbine wheel configured to rotate about an axis in a driving direction;
a duct wall coaxially encircling the turbine blades to define a blade duct therewithin;
at least one braking air nozzle opening into the blade duct, the at least one braking air nozzle configured to direct a flow of braking air counter to the driving direction of the turbine wheel; and
at least one driving air nozzle opening into the blade duct, the at least one driving air nozzle configured to direct a flow of driving air along the driving direction of the turbine wheel, the at least one driving air nozzle defining an outlet region between a portion of the duct wall open to the at least one driving air nozzle and a circumference of the blade duct,
wherein, upon rotation of the turbine wheel in the driving direction, and while each of the turbine blades respectively passes the at least one driving air nozzle, each of the turbine blades defines a divergent cross-sectional region between the portion of the duct wall open to the at least one driving air nozzle and a front surface of the respective turbine blade, the divergent cross-sectional regions each maintaining a shape that widens along the flow of driving air and a flow barrier fixed relative to the duct wall within the blade duct, the flow barrier being radially inside of the turbine blades and axially overlapped with the turbine blades, the flow barrier opposing the outlet region of the at least one braking air nozzle, the flow barrier configured to retain braking air within the blade duct.

US Pat. No. 10,496,368

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEMORY FIFO CONTROL

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:maintaining, using access circuitry of a memory device, a first control signal at a first state, wherein the first control signal is configured to control whether data is permitted to be stored in a first-in, first-out (FIFO) memory of the memory device communicatively coupled to the access circuitry, wherein, in the first state, the first control signal is configured to maintain the FIFO memory in a closed state, wherein the closed state is a default state;
receiving, at the access circuitry, a pulsed second control signal from a memory bank of the memory device communicatively coupled to the access circuitry;
identifying, using the access circuitry, a transition of the pulsed second control signal from a second state to a third state, wherein the transition is indicative of first data stored in the memory bank is available to be retrieved;
in response to identifying the transition, pulsing, using the access circuitry, a column address signal, wherein the FIFO memory is configured to identify a location of the first data at the memory bank based at least in part on the pulsed column address signal;
in response to identifying the transition, pulsing, using the access circuitry, the first control signal from the first state to a fourth state and back to the first state, wherein, in the fourth state, the first control signal is configured to permit the first data to be stored in the FIFO memory; and
in response to pulsing the first control signal, latching the first data at the FIFO memory.

US Pat. No. 10,498,173

RESONANT FREQUENCY POWER GENERATOR

1. A power generator, comprising:a base;
a magnet suspended within the base through one or more flexible connectors; and
a coil disposed around the magnet;
wherein the magnet and one or more flexible connectors are configured to vibrate at a resonant frequency emitted by a speaker; and
wherein the vibration of the magnet generates electrical power with the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,495,107

GUIDE VANE ASSEMBLY WITH COMPENSATION DEVICE

1. A guide vane assembly comprising:at least one guide vane row and a housing for the at least one guide vane row extending along a circumferential direction about a central axis, wherein the at least one guide vane row comprises multiple guide vanes that are respectively mounted at the housing in an adjustable manner by means of an adjusting appliance of the guide vane assembly,
the adjusting appliance including an adjusting element for adjusting the multiple guide vanes that is arranged at a radial distance to an outer side of the housing with respect to the central axis,
a compensation device by which a radial distance of the adjusting element to the outer side of the housing is predetermined, and different thermal expansions of the adjusting element, on one hand, and of the housing, on the other hand, are at least partially compensated,
the compensation device including a compensation element arranged between the adjusting element and the outer side of the housing and connected to the adjusting element via at least one connection element of the compensation device that is hinged at the adjusting element, wherein the at least one connection element is also hinged at the compensation element, and
wherein the compensation element has a higher thermal expansion coefficient than the at least one connection element.

US Pat. No. 10,493,405

OZONE CONVERTER LEADING EDGE PROTECTION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A core to receive an air flow having foreign object debris (FOD), comprising:an inlet plane at which the air flow can enter the core;
a cover element;
a plurality of fin layers that extend longitudinally along the core;
wherein the plurality of fin layers are circular in configuration and radially extend outward from a center of the core to the cover element;
wherein each of the plurality of fin layers has a respective fin element;
wherein each of the respective fin elements has a respective fin element configuration;
wherein the fin elements are constructed of a material susceptible to damage from FOD;
a plurality of separator elements, wherein a respective separator element is between adjacent fin layers;
a plurality of first protective component layers that extend longitudinally along the core;
wherein the plurality of first protective component layers are upstream of the plurality of fin layers;
wherein the plurality of first protective component layers are circular in configuration and radially extend outward from a center of the core to the cover element;
wherein each of the plurality of first protective component layers is aligned, longitudinally, with a respective fin layer;
wherein each of the plurality of first protective component layers has a respective first protective component;
wherein each of the respective first protective components has a respective first protective component configuration;
wherein a respective separator element is between adjacent first protective component layers;
wherein the first protective component is constructed of a material sufficient to repel the FOD.
US Pat. No. 10,494,303

GYPSUM COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CROSSLINKED CELLULOSE ETHERS FOR MORTARS WITH REDUCED STICKINESS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A dry mix composition for use in making gypsum plasters or mortars having reduced stickiness comprising gypsum, one or more retarder, and one or more crosslinked cellulose ethers containing polyether groups in an amount of from 0.1 to 0.4 wt. % of total solids.

US Pat. No. 10,499,548

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
at least one supporting plate provided adjacent the display panel;
a metal plate coupled to a rear surface of the at least one supporting plate and a drive board provided on the metal plate;
a plurality of openings formed at least one of the supporting plates or the metal plate, the opening extending parallel to a first direction along a shorter side of the display device; and
a rear cover placed at a rear side of the supporting plate and the metal plate and covering the plurality of openings,
wherein the plurality of the openings are spaced apart from each other in a second direction parallel to a longer side of the display device, and
wherein a spacing between openings at a central region of the display device is a first distance, and a spacing between openings in the second direction at lateral regions of the display device is a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,497,552

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ION MANIPULATION

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An ion manipulation device comprising:a plurality of electrode rings arranged longitudinally adjacent to each other and defining a central axis therethrough;
at least one electrode ring comprising a plurality of electrodes arranged in a first planar pattern;
wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to periodically receive a voltage to generate a circular traveling wave that rotates around the electrodes of the at least one electrode ring to confine ions within an interior of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,498,330

LOW LEAKAGE SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A low-leakage switch control circuit, comprising:a PMOS switch having a first node for receiving a first voltage, a gate, a bulk region, and a second node for receiving a second voltage;
a comparison circuit coupled to the first and second nodes and configured to determine and output a greater of either the first or second voltage;
a latching circuit coupled to the comparison circuit and configured to bias the gate and the bulk region of the switch using the greater of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,495,045

UNIFIED SYSTEM FOR WARMING VEHICLE COMPONENTS USING AN EXHAUST GAS HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:an engine;
an electric machine selectively coupled to the engine via a clutch;
an exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) system; and
a controller programmed to:
in response to receiving a warming request from one or more powertrain components, selectively distribute a fluid heated by the EGHR system through a coolant path to the one or more powertrain components until a desired operating temperature is reached, and
in response to receiving more than one warming request, determine a priority level of each warming request based on current vehicle operating conditions and driver demand.

US Pat. No. 10,493,225

SAFE STANDBY MODE FOR VENTILATOR

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A ventilator comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the ventilator to:
receive an indication to initiate a standby mode;
receive a confirmation of the indication to initiate the standby mode;
initiate the standby mode, comprising:
disable at least one patient disconnect alarm;
discontinue normal ventilation of a patient;
determine whether disconnection of the patient from the ventilator occurs within a period of time; and
based on the determination, perform one of: resuming normal ventilation of the patient or monitoring for reconnection of the patient to the ventilator.

US Pat. No. 10,497,045

SOCIAL NETWORK DATA PROCESSING AND PROFILING

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A social network data processing and profiling system comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory data storage comprising machine-readable instructions that cause the processor to:
access, via profiling Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of the profiling system, respective APIs of a plurality of virtual social networks; and
receive social network data regarding a plurality of customers posted to the plurality of virtual social networks via the respective APIs, the social network data comprising a plurality of data types;
identify respective customer profiles of the plurality of customers in a profile database, the customer profiles comprising at least information regarding the plurality of customers received from respective social network profiles of the plurality of customers on the plurality of virtual social networks;
automatically update the respective customer profiles with the social network data received via the respective APIs;
extract terms from the respective customer profiles, the terms associated with the plurality of data types;
match the extracted terms with products data stored in a products database;
automatically identify one or more products from the products database for recommending to the plurality of customers based on the matches;
output the identified products on a products pages associated with the plurality of customers;
provide a plurality of respective newsfeeds to an authorized user of the profiling system, wherein the authorized user is disparate from the plurality of customers, the plurality of newsfeeds include respective constant updates of the social network data of the plurality of customers obtained from the plurality of virtual social networks; and
enable display of the respective newsfeeds to the authorized user via a user interface associated with the profiling system.

US Pat. No. 10,493,433

SYNTHESIS OF COLLOIDAL PRECIOUS METALS NANOPARTICLES WITH CONTROLLED SIZE AND MORPHOLOGY

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A colloidal dispersion comprising:a) a plurality of precious group metal nanoparticles selected from the group consisting of Pt, Pd, Au, Ag, Ru, Rh, 1r, Os, alloys thereof, and mixtures thereof, wherein about 90% or more of the precious group metal is in fully reduced form;
b) a dispersion medium comprising a polar solvent;
c) a water-soluble polymer suspension stabilizing agent; and
d) a reducing agent,
wherein the nanoparticle concentration is at least about 2 wt. % of the total weight of the colloidal dispersion,
wherein the nanoparticles have an average particle size of 1 to 8 nm and at least 95% of the nanoparticles have a particle size within this range;
and further wherein the colloidal dispersion contains less than about 10 ppm each of halides, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and sulfur compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,498,403

ROTARY DATA COUPLER

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) assembly comprising:a first housing;
a second housing, the first housing and second housing being rotatable relative to each other to form a first capacitively-coupled region and a second capacitively-coupled region;
a resistance electrically coupled between the first capacitively-coupled region and the second capacitively-coupled region; and
a differential amplifier comprising an inverting input and a non-inverting input, the non-inverting input being electrically coupled to the first capacitively-coupled region and the inverting input being electrically coupled to the second capacitively-coupled region.

US Pat. No. 10,498,017

MINIATURE ULTRA-WIDEBAND MULTIFUNCTIONAL ANTENNAS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An antenna system comprising:a first pixelated radiating element on a first level;
one or more second pixelated radiating elements on a second level, the second level being different from the first level; and
a ground plane located below the first and second levels, the ground plane serving as a ground plane for radiating elements on both the first level and the second level, wherein the one or more second pixelated radiating elements fit within an outer boundary of the first pixelated radiating element projected onto the second level;
wherein:
the first pixelated radiating element includes a plurality of adjustable pixels that can each be individually changed between multiple pixel states in response to one or more control signals; and
each of the second pixelated radiating elements includes a plurality of adjustable pixels that can each be individually changed between multiple pixel states in response to one or more control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,499,456

DISTRIBUTED CAPACITY BASE STATION ARCHITECTURE FOR BROADBAND ACCESS WITH ENHANCED IN-BAND GPS CO-EXISTENCE

TARANA WIRELESS, INC., S...

1. A distributed capacity base station, comprising:a concentrating access node and one or more access end nodes that each communicate with each other terrestrially in a frequency band from 1525 MHz to 1535 MHz adjacent to a global positioning system (“GPS”) frequency band centered at 1575 MHz;
the one or more access end nodes that together provide a lower power and a more uniform power distribution at the frequency band from 1525 MHz to 1535 MHz adjacent the GPS frequency band so that the concentrating access node and one or more access end nodes operate and communicate without interfering with the operation of the GPS, wherein each of the one or more access end nodes have an antenna pattern in which an equivalent isotropically radiated power (“EIRP”) is attenuated for depression angles from 45 to 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,498,538

TIME-BOUND SECURE ACCESS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a computing device, a first request to obtain access to a location during a time range with an end time, the first request comprising a digital signature from a user device, the first request received at a first time;
generating and storing a token associated with the digital signature in a data store of the computing device based at least in part on the first request;
transmitting, by the computing device, the token to the user device, the user device enabled to generate the digital signature using the token;
at a second time, receiving a second request to obtain access to the location, the access to the location corresponding with the second time, the digital signature generated by the user device in association with the second time, and the second request comprising the digital signature from the user device;
authenticating the digital signature based at least in part on a comparison using the stored token and the digital signature; and
based at least in part on the second time being within the time range identified in the first request and a successful authentication of the digital signature, granting physical access to the location for the user device, the access granted between the second time and the end time identified in the first request.

US Pat. No. 10,496,767

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CHARACTERIZATION FOR SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF NON-LINEAR SYSTEMS

Cadence Design Systems, I...

1. A computer-implemented method for use in a non-linear system associated with an electronic circuit design comprising:simulating an electronic circuit design;
identifying the non-linear system associated with the electronic circuit design;
determining a degree of severity of non-linearity of the non-linear system associated with the electronic circuit design;
if the degree of severity is less than a predefined threshold, receiving a random input pattern and deriving a single impulse response characterization, wherein the random input pattern is based upon, at least in part, an electronic circuit simulation associated with the electronic circuit design; and
if the degree of severity is higher than a predefined threshold, receiving a random input stream having a plurality of patterns and deriving multiple pattern-dependent impulse response characterizations.

US Pat. No. 10,496,165

DEVICES AND HEADSETS

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A device comprising:a content-processing component operable to perform a content-processing operation;
a sensor operable to output data indicative of activity of an eyelid of a user of the device; and
a processor configured to:
process the data output by the sensor;
cause the content-processing operation to be in an enabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is open by more than an open-eyelid threshold; and
cause the content-processing operation to be in a disabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is closed by more than a closed-eyelid threshold,
wherein the processor is operable to cause the content-processing operation to change from being in one of the enabled state and the disabled state to being in the other of the enabled state and the disabled state by issuing a content-processing operation state change request, and
wherein the processor is configured to determine, in response to a trigger, whether the content-processing operation has changed from being in the one of the enabled state and the disabled state to being in the other of the enabled state and the disabled state following the issuing of the content-processing operation state change request.

US Pat. No. 10,497,414

CIRCUITRY FOR TRACKING BIAS VOLTAGE BEHAVIOR

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:dummy wordline driver circuitry coupled to a dummy wordline;
dummy bitline pulldown circuitry coupled between a dummy bitline and the dummy wordline; and
dummy wordline tracking circuitry coupled to the dummy wordline between the dummy wordline driver circuitry and the dummy bitline pulldown circuitry, wherein the dummy wordline tracking circuitry has one or more variable capacitors that are coupled between the dummy wordline and a variable voltage source comprising a variable source voltage supply.

US Pat. No. 10,498,080

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A sliding connector assembly including:a sliding blocks extending along a longitudinal direction so as to be moveable along the longitudinal direction;
a connector unit including an insulative housing made by injection molding and having a plurality of partitions spaced from one another in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, said partitions extending along the longitudinal direction with passageways formed between every adjacent two partitions, respectively;
said partitions forming a mating face and a loading face opposite to each other in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction; and
a plurality of contacts received within the corresponding passageways, respectively, each of the contacts including a contacting section extending generally in the longitudinal direction and further protruding beyond the mating face in the vertical direction, a retaining section extending in the vertical direction to be retained to the housing so as to allow the contact to be inserted into the corresponding passageway via the loading face in the vertical direction;
wherein each of the partitions includes a main body and a protrusion extending beyond the main body on the loading face, and said protrusion forms a recess in one of opposite side faces thereof adjacent to the loading face for receiving burrs due to molding, so as to allow a sealing plate intimately attached upon the loading face with minor gaps in the vertical direction;
wherein a pair of guiding chamfers are formed on the protrusion of each partition;
wherein the recess is located beside the pair of chamfers in the transverse direction and communicates with one of the pair of chamfers in the transverse direction;
where a pair of guiding chambers are formed on the main body of each partition; and
wherein the protrusion of each partition is divided into plural segment in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,494,253

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A SMOOTHED SURFACE ON A MEMS DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device, comprising:a substrate;
a barrier layer deposited on the substrate;
an etched structure defined in a first portion of the barrier layer;
an epitaxial cap layer deposited in the etched structure and on the barrier layer;
a plurality of openings defined through a cap layer portion of the cap layer and through a second portion of the barrier layer, the cap layer portion directly contacting at least the second portion of the barrier layer between two openings of a portion of the plurality of openings defined through the barrier layer; and
an epitaxial refill material deposited in the plurality of openings defined through the cap layer so as to seal the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,494,152

RE-CLOSABLE CONTAINER

Crown Packaging Technolog...

1. A re-closable container comprising:a container body,
a single piece metal closure, and
a layer of sealing compound provided on an underside of the closure,
the container body and the closure having first cooperating features to allow the closure to be twisted onto and off of the container body, wherein the first cooperating features of the container body include a thread on a neck region, and the first cooperating features of the closure include metal lugs on an inner surface of the closure,
the layer of sealing compound and a sealing surface of the container body which comes into in contact with the sealing compound having second cooperating features which establish one or more venting passages upon rotation of the closure from a closed position,
wherein the second cooperating features comprise one or more protrusions or indents in the sealing surface and one or more corresponding indents or protrusions on the sealing compound that are radially aligned with the one or more protrusions or indents in the sealing surface when the closure is in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,493,351

ILLUMINATED ROTATING DANCE POLE

Flicker Pole L.L.C., Cap...

1. A dance pole effective to bear the weight of a dancer, comprising:a rigid inner core having an outer surface;
a transparent outer tube circumscribing the rigid inner core, a first portion of the outer surface non-engagingly contacting an inner wall of the transparent outer tube such that one of the rigid inner core and the transparent outer tube may rotate independent of the other, and a second portion of the outer surface recessed from the inner wall; and
a plurality of lighting points disposed on the second portion of the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,494,576

REFINERY PRE-HEAT TRAIN SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A crude oil refinery pre-heat train (PHT), comprising:a crude oil stream pipeline system that extends through the PHT and is configured to carry a stream of crude oil from an inlet of the PHT to a furnace of the PHT;
a plurality of heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline system, the plurality of heat exchangers comprising:
a first set of heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline system in a first section of the PHT, the first section comprising a portion of the PHT between the inlet of the PHT and one or more de-salters of the PHT, the first set of heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline system in the first section of the PHT comprising a set of eight heat exchangers, where:
a first heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with a heavy vacuum unit cold front reflux stream of the PHT;
a second heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with an atmospheric crude tower overhead stream of the PHT;
a third heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with a crude distillation tower top circulating reflux (top pump around) stream of the PHT;
a fourth heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with an atmospheric diesel stream of the PHT;
a fifth heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with an atmospheric Kerosene stream of the PHT;
a sixth heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with a Naphtha bottom stream of the PHT;
a seventh heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with a light vacuum gas oil stream of the PHT; and
an eighth heat exchanger in the set of eight heat exchangers is configured to thermally couple the crude oil stream with an atmospheric column middle circulating reflux stream of the PHT;
a second set of heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline system in a second section of the PHT, the second section comprising a portion of the PHT after the one or more de-salters of the PHT and before one or more pre-flash drums of the PHT; and
a third set of heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline system in a third section of the PHT, the third section comprising a portion of the PHT after the one or more pre-flash drums of the PHT and before the furnace of the PHT; and
a control system configured to actuate a first plurality of control valves to selectively thermally couple the crude oil stream with a plurality of heat sources in the first section of the PHT, the control system also configured to actuate a second plurality of control valves to selectively thermally couple the crude oil stream with a plurality of heat sources in the second section of the PHT, the control system also configured to actuate a third plurality of control valves to selectively thermally couple the crude oil stream with a plurality of heat sources in the third section of the PHT.

US Pat. No. 10,495,218

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT HYDRAULIC PUMP WITH TORQUE SENSING AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A variable displacement hydraulic pump, comprising:an inlet port;
an outlet port;
a cylinder block including:
first and second through-bores; and,
first and second pistons at least partly disposed in the first and second through-bores, respectively;
a drive shaft non-rotatably connected to the cylinder block, arranged to be rotated by an engine, and arranged to rotate the cylinder block;
an axis of rotation for the drive shaft;
a swash plate engaged with the first and second pistons and arranged to displace the first and second pistons within the first and second through-bores, respectively, to:
draw fluid through the inlet port into the first and second through-bores; and,
expel the fluid from the first and second through-bores into the outlet port; and,
a torque sensor arranged to:
measure a torque directly on the drive shaft; and,
transmit a torque signal, including the measured torque, to a processor, wherein the variable displacement hydraulic pump includes:
a first actuator arranged to:
receive, from the processor, a control signal generated using the torque signal; and,
selectively pivot the swash plate about a first axis, transverse to the axis of rotation for the drive shaft; or,
a second actuator arranged to:
receive, from the processor, a control signal generated using the torque signal; and,
selectively pivot the cylinder block about a second axis, transverse to the axis of rotation for the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,498,724

DIGITAL COMMUNITY SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first electronic join request from a first client device of a first user to join a digital community;
granting the first electronic join request by providing, to the first client device, access to the digital community;
selecting the first client device to act as a digital community authority;
causing the first client device to receive an electronic community token that permits the first client device to grant, to one or more other devices, access to the digital community;
receiving, via a network, a second electronic join request from a second client device for a second user to access a digital community, wherein the second electronic join request includes a membership eligibility assertion, wherein the electronic membership eligibility assertion includes the electronic community token, wherein the electronic membership eligibility assertion is based on a location of the second user or of the second client device;
verifying the electronic membership eligibility assertion by checking in a first electronic data storage to determine whether the electronic community token is valid or is expired;
granting, to the second client device, access to the digital community based on a determination that the electronic community token is valid;
receiving a question from the second client device via a graphical user interface associated with the digital community;
identifying a solution to the question, wherein the solution includes an asset; and
sending the solution to the second client device via the network.

US Pat. No. 10,495,419

VEHICLE ARMOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

11. A vehicle comprising:a frame including at least two frame rails extending longitudinally along the vehicle;
a front cabin coupled to at least one of the frame rails, the front cabin configured to accept one or more occupants;
a support, wherein the support is a backing plate that at least partially supports an engine;
a spacer coupled to at least one of the frame rails and the support, wherein the spacer is a framework disposed between the backing plate disposed between the engine and a drive shaft; and
an armor component;
wherein:
the vehicle is reconfigurable between an A-kit configuration and a B-kit configuration,
in the B-kit configuration the armor component is coupled to the vehicle, while in the A-kit configuration the armor component is removed from the vehicle, and
when the vehicle is reconfigured from the A-kit configuration to the B-kit configuration, the spacer is removed and replaced with the armor component.

US Pat. No. 10,494,062

MARINE SEAT WITH SAFETY ROLLBACK

1. A marine seat assembly, for use in connection with a boat, the marine seat assembly comprising:a hollow tubular frame extending between opposite right and left sides, the frame including a frame upright portion with a front and a rear, and a frame seat portion with a top and a bottom;
a pair of bolster hinges mounted on the frame seat portion top adjacent the frame seat portion sides;
a plurality of frame panels disposed on the frame, so as to form at least one composite structure;
a pair of armrests pivotally mounted on the frame upright portion adjacent the frame upright portion sides, for pivotal movement from a first position allowing use to a second position above the first position; and
a bolster having a bolster panel extending between opposite right and left sides and pivotally mounted on the bolster hinges for pivotal movement from a first position adjacent and in front of the frame seat portion, to a second position adjacent and above the frame seat portion; wherein
the bolster hinges are disposed sufficiently inboard of the bolster panel sides so as to preclude insertion of fingers in the bolster hinges, thereby avoiding injury.
US Pat. No. 10,494,396

METHOD OF SEPARATING BETANIN FROM RED QUINOA BY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID FRACTIONATION

NATIONAL PINGTUNG UNIVERS...

1. A method of separating betanin from red quinoa by supercritical fluid fractionation, including:mixing an extract of red quinoa with an ethanol/water mixture to obtain a mixture of red quinoa/ethanol/water; and
separating betanin from the mixture of red quinoa/ethanol/water by supercritical fluid fractionation, which operates under a pressure between 2300 to 4400 psi at a temperature between 35° C. to 65° C. for a period of time between 15 to 90 minutes,
wherein the extract of red quinoa contains at least 2000 ppm of betanin; the ratio of the ethanol/water mixture ranges from 60:40 (inclusive) to 70:30 (exclusive).

US Pat. No. 10,499,527

COMPUTER RACK ATTACHMENT

SOUTHCO, INC., Concordvi...

1. A rack attachment apparatus configured for attaching an electronic device to a rack, the rack attachment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a pawl at least partially enclosed by the housing and mounted for movement relative to the housing along a pawl axis between an extended pawl position and a retracted pawl position, an end portion of the pawl being sized to extend further from the housing when the pawl is in the extended pawl position than when the pawl is in the retracted pawl position;
a slide at least partially enclosed by the housing and mounted for movement relative to the housing along a slide axis angled relative to the pawl axis between a first slide position and a second slide position, wherein the slide has a retraction slide surface that is configured to engage the pawl to hold the pawl in the retracted pawl position when the slide is in the first slide position, and to allow the pawl to move to the extended pawl position when the slide is in the second slide position; and
a handle extending from the housing and coupled to the slide, the handle being movable relative to the housing between a first handle position in which the handle holds the slide in the first slide position, and a second handle position in which the handle holds the slide in the second slide position.

US Pat. No. 10,499,256

APPROACHES FOR INCREASING COVERAGE-AREA OF SPOT BEAMS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A wireless telecommunications apparatus comprising:an antenna configured to generate one or more communications beams, wherein each communications beam is configured to provide a respective bandwidth for wireless data communications over a respective coverage area on the surface of the Earth to which the beam is pointed at any given point in time; and
one or more processors configured to control a pointing direction of each of at least one of the one or more communications beams to move in a pattern relative to a respective reference point in a manner whereby the coverage area of the beam on the surface of the Earth moves through a respective pattern of movement over a respective period of time to spread the respective bandwidth of the beam over a larger coverage area during the respective period of time relative to the respective coverage area of the beam at a specific point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,498,726

CONTAINER INDEPENDENT SECURE FILE SYSTEM FOR SECURITY APPLICATION CONTAINERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a request for a virtualized application container;
obtaining, via a user device, a passphrase from a user;
obtaining a key from a key management server using a universal unique identifier (UUID), wherein the UUID corresponds to the passphrase from the user;
preparing a file system of the virtualized application container for a specified mount point determined based on the passphrase and the key, wherein the specified mount point determines which applications and plugins are available in the virtualized application container; and
initiating the file system in response to the request, wherein preparing the file system includes encrypting the file system is based on the UUID.

US Pat. No. 10,498,703

DATA SHARING METHOD FOR TERMINAL, DATA SHARING APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A data sharing method for a terminal, which comprising a plurality of systems and a processor, the data sharing method comprising:setting a data channel for communication between each two systems among the plurality of systems, and setting criteria for filtering data to be shared, the data channel being realized by a system broadcast, wherein the data channel set between each two systems among the plurality of systems comprises a public storage area;
when there is data to be shared between any two systems among the plurality of systems, the processor performing a security detection on the data to be shared through the data channel between the any two systems, and determining whether the data to be shared is security data, wherein the processor performs the security detection by filtering out data having security risks according to the criteria;
storing the data to be shared into the public storage area of the any two systems so the data to be shared is read by the any two systems;
determining whether the data channel between the any two systems is opened, wherein when the data channel between the any two systems is determined unopened, prohibiting sharing the data to be shared through the data channel between the any two systems, or sending a prompt to a user to open the data channel between the any two systems; and
sharing the data to be shared through the data channel between the any two systems when the data to be shared is determined the security data, or prohibiting sharing the data to be shared through the data channel between the any two systems when the data to be shared is determined not the security data.

US Pat. No. 10,495,514

MIRROR PLATE FOR A FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER AND A FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A method for producing a mirror plate for a Fabry-Perot interferometer, the method comprising:providing a substrate, which comprises silicon,
implementing a semi-transparent reflective coating on the substrate,
forming a passivated region in and/or on the substrate by etching a plurality of voids in the substrate, and by passivating the surfaces of the voids,
forming a first sensor electrode on top of the passivated region, and
forming a second sensor electrode supported by the substrate,
wherein the total surface area of the voids is greater than 5 times the projected area of the passivated region.

US Pat. No. 10,494,333

COMPOUND HAVING BLT INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AND COMPOSITION, FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, COMPRISING SAME AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A compound represented by Formula 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein,
R1 is C1 to C10 alkyl,

R2 is hydrogen,

R3 is hydrogen,

R4 is hydrogen,

wherein Ra is hydrogen, C1 to C10 alkyl, C1 to C5 carboxyl,
andR5, R6, and R7 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, nitro, methyl, trifluoromethyl or methoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,498,880

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH A PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS ACTIVATABLE VIA A PIN

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A mobile communication device for executing a plurality of applications, wherein each application of the plurality of applications is configured to be activated via a respective application identification number, wherein the mobile communication device comprises:a subscriber identity module, which is assigned a personal identification number;
a user interface for receiving a user input of the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module; and
a processor, configured to automatically activate at least one application of the plurality of applications via at least one respective application identification number assigned to the at least one application in response to the user input of the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module;
wherein each application of the plurality of applications has its own secondary personal identification number via which it can be activated; and
wherein the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module is a master personal identification number able to activate all the secondary personal identification numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,496,321

FILTERED REFERENCE COPY OF SECONDARY STORAGE DATA IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of creating a filtered representation of secondary copy data in a networked data storage system, comprising:using one or more media agents comprising computer hardware, copying data comprising a plurality of files residing in one or more primary storage devices in a primary storage subsystem to one or more secondary storage devices in a secondary storage subsystem to create a backup copy of the plurality of files;
further copying, with the one or more media agents, data associated with the plurality of files to at least one reference copy data store to create at least one reference copy of the plurality of files;
creating an index data structure of the backup copy of the plurality of files and storing the index data structure in the at least one reference copy data store;
wherein the backup copy of the plurality of files is stored in the secondary storage subsystem in a backup format, and the at least one reference copy of the primary files is stored in a native format associated with applications that generated the plurality of files;
accessing with at least one reference copy module comprising computer hardware, filtering criteria for identifying a subset of the plurality of files, the subset associated with the filtered representation and residing in the backup copy in the secondary storage subsystem;
identifying with the at least one reference copy module, files that meet the filtering criteria based on the index data structure of the at least one reference copy of the plurality of files stored in the at least one reference copy data store without accessing the backup copy of the plurality of files stored in the secondary storage subsystem and without accessing the plurality of files stored in the primary storage subsystem; and
providing access to the filtered representation, wherein the filtered representation is viewable by a user and shows a listing of the subset associated with the filtered representation without accessing the backup copy of the plurality of files stored in the secondary storage subsystem and without accessing the plurality of files stored in the primary storage subsystem.

US Pat. No. 10,495,265

LIGHT BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light bulb apparatus comprising:a plurality of LED modules;
a substrate comprising aluminum material for mounting the plurality of LED modules, a first connection end and a second connection end, the first connection end and the second connection end being electrically connected to the plurality of LED modules;
a driver circuit board;
a wireless controller mounted on the driver circuit board for connecting to an external device;
a lamp cap with a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode is insulated from the second electrode, the driver circuit board is connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, the driver circuit board has pins plugging in the second connection end, the second connection end is disposed on the backside of the substrate, wherein the substrate is a metal disk with an insulation layer for installing a plug component with the second connection end at the back side of the substrate and with the LED modules at the front side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,499,496

LENGTH- AND WIDTH-DEFORMABLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a length- and width-deformable printed circuit board comprising:providing an elastic base layer and defining a plurality of via holes on the elastic base layer, the elastic base layer comprising a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface;
forming a first conductive circuit layer by forming a metal layer on the first surface, and further forming the metal layer on an inner surface of each of the plurality of via holes to form a plurality of conductive via holes, the first conductive circuit layer comprising a plurality of first conductive circuits, the plurality of first conductive circuits comprising a plurality of first honeycomb holes, wherein the each of the plurality of conductive via holes corresponds to one of the first honeycomb holes;
providing a first elastic cover layer, the first elastic cover layer covering on the first conductive circuit layer and filling the conductive via holes and the plurality of first honeycomb holes; wherein when the length- and width-deformable printed circuit board is stretched along a first direction, the first conductive circuit is also stretched along the first direction, but the first honeycomb holes are compressed along a second direction which is perpendicular to the first direction;
forming a second conductive circuit layer by forming the metal layer on the second surface, wherein the second conductive circuit layer comprises a plurality of second conductive circuits, the plurality of second conductive circuits comprising a plurality of second honeycomb holes, each second honeycomb hole corresponding to each first honeycomb hole;
providing a second elastic cover layer, the second elastic cover layer covering the second conductive circuit layer; wherein the metal layer comprises a third surface and a fourth surface facing away from the third surface, the third surface faces away from the first surface on the same side as the first surface, and the fourth surface faces away from the second surface on the same side as the second surface; and
forming an electroplated copper layer on the third surface of the metal layer as the first conductive circuit layer, and forming the electroplated copper layer on the fourth surface of the metal layer as the second conductive circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,496,436

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY SCHEDULING JOBS IN COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL MACHINES USING MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES

Pusan National University...

1. A method of automatically scheduling jobs in computer numerical control machines using machine learning, the method comprising the steps of:collecting a schedule job list from a database;
generating a plurality of schedules for a schedule job to be processed with respect to the schedule job list;
calculating an evaluation index for the plurality of generated schedules;
determining whether the calculated evaluation index for the plurality of schedules has reached a target evaluation index; and
selecting two schedules corresponding to evaluation indices when the calculated evaluation index does not reach the target evaluation index and generating two new schedules using a genetic algorithm,
wherein the method further comprises the steps of:
returning to the calculating the evaluation index for the plurality of generated schedules after the selecting the two schedules and the generating the two new schedules are repeatedly performed until new schedules corresponding to the number of the plurality of schedules are generated,
setting selection probabilities to the plurality of generated schedules such that a schedule having a higher evaluation index has a higher selection probability, and returning the set selection probabilities to a user, in response that the calculated evaluation index reaches the target evaluation index,
in response that one of the plurality of schedules is selected, incorporating the selected schedule into job assignment information for each machine,
displaying the job assignment information for each machine,
redistributing jobs in accordance with the schedule incorporated into the job assignment information for each machine, and
visualizing and displaying the redistributed results on a screen,
wherein the calculating the evaluation index for the plurality of generated schedules comprises, for each of the plurality of generated schedules, calculating the evaluation index based on the number of jobs having violated deadlines, a total of delay hours for jobs over due, and an end time of the last job processed, and
wherein the selecting two schedules and the generating the two new schedules comprise:
grouping two schedules into a pair among the plurality of schedules, and generating and updating two new schedules through crossover operation and mutation operation for each pair of two schedules,
establishing an advanced genetic algorithm, in order to satisfy the target evaluation index, by repeatedly performing the generating and updating until new schedules corresponding to the number of the plurality of schedules are generated, digitizing degree that constraints regarding the evaluation index are violated, and gradually lowering the probability that schedules not reaching the target evaluation are selected by applying a penalty to the evaluation index, and
generating optimized schedules by using the advanced genetic algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,495,671

CURRENT DETECTION DEVICE

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

1. A current detection device comprising:a current path through which a current to be measured flows;
a coil layer having a planer helical pattern, the coil layer including a detector portion facing the current path, the detector portion including a plurality of segments which are part of the helical pattern;
a magnetic detector facing the current path via the detector portion of the coil layer;
a lower insulating layer provided between the magnetic detector and the coil layer so as to cover the magnetic detector;
a height adjustment layer made of a nonmagnetic metal, the height adjustment layer being provided on the lower insulating layer and disposed on both sides of the detector portion of the coil layer;
an upper insulating layer made of an inorganic material, the upper insulating layer disposed on the lower insulating layer so as to cover the coil layer and the height adjustment layer;
a shield layer disposed on the upper insulating layer below the current path over the detector portion of the coil layer and the height adjustment layer such that the shield layer covers the detector portion of the coil layer, the shield layer having side end portions located above the height adjustment layer;
a coil energization section configured to control a current to be applied to the coil layer in accordance with an increase or decrease in a detection output of the magnetic detector; and
a current detector coupled to the coil layer to detect an amount of current flowing in the coil layer.

US Pat. No. 10,494,211

CASSETTE FOR DISPENSING PLEATED TUBING

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A cassette for use in dispensing a pleated tubing, comprising:an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with a central cylindrical core and an angular wall;
an annular cover extending over the annular body defining a gap between the annular body and the annular cover, the cover being secured to the body;
at least one of a plurality of apertures radially provided in the angular wall in the annular body, the angular wall being concentric around the annular body; and
a keying mechanism mating with the at least one of a plurality of apertures to control an angular rotation of the cassette.

US Pat. No. 10,493,638

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A VACUUM EJECTOR FOR AN END EFFECTOR

JABIL INC., St. Petersbu...

1. An end effector, comprising:centering clamp arms and springs for gripping and positionally maintaining an element having a first curvature in relation to application of a vacuum force to the element;
a vacuum cup comprising a pliable mouth capable of providing a seal to the element upon application of the vacuum force via a vacuum chamber bounded by the mouth and the element;
an actuatable vacuum ejector pin of a length greater than, and extending along a center axis of, the vacuum chamber, comprising a plurality of vacuum ports to supply the vacuum force via a direct connection from the actuatable vacuum pin to, and substantially at a tip distal from, a generator of the vacuum force,
wherein the vacuum is applied from the vacuum force solely through the actuatable vacuum ejector pin at the plurality of ports upon the seal of the mouth to the element, and
wherein actuation of the vacuum ejector pin moves the vacuum ejector pin toward the element through the vacuum chamber until the seal is broken, thereby breaking the vacuum force and ejecting the element from the vacuum cup.

US Pat. No. 10,493,395

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING CONDENSABLE MATERIALS FROM AN EXHAUST AIR STREAM

SMS Group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. An apparatus (100) for separating condensable materials from an exhaust air stream (B), comprised of the following:a flow duct (110) which can convey the exhaust air stream (B) bearing said condensable materials, in a flow direction;
a first separator (114) located in the flow duct;
a fan (112) provided in the flow duct (110) upstream of the first separator (114) in the flow direction of the exhaust air stream;
a scrubber (113) is disposed between the fan (112) and the first separator (114);
characterized by
a second separator (116) located in the flow duct downstream of the first separator (114) in the flow direction of the exhaust air stream;
a cooling device (115) located between the first separator (114) and the second separator (116);
an additional flow duck (120) for conveying an additional exhaust air stream bearing filterable materials;
a further fan (122) located in the additional flow duct (120);
a further scrubber (123) located in the additional flow duct downstream of the further fan in the flow direction; and
a third separator (124) located in the additional flow duct downstream of the further scrubber (123) in the flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,499,499

PRINTING COMPLEX ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS USING A PRINTABLE SOLUTION DEFINED BY A PATTERNED HYDROPHOBIC LAYER

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A circuit comprising:a substrate;
a first material overlying the substrate and patterned to define one or more openings;
a plurality of separate groups of pre-formed, semiconductor electrical devices, including transistors, that have been mixed in a first solution, deposited over the substrate, and cured,
wherein the first material prevents wetting by the first solution such that the first solution resides only within the one or more openings;
at least a first conductor layer overlying the substrate exposed by the one or more openings such that first electrical terminals of the electrical devices within the one or more openings electrically contact at least the first conductor layer;
at least a second conductor layer contacting second electrical terminals of the electrical devices to enable interconnecting at least some of the electrical devices to achieve an electrical function;
wherein at least the second conductor layer connects the electrical devices in each of the one or more openings in parallel to form separate groups of the electrical devices, the circuit further comprising at least the second conductor layer forming an interconnection conductor pattern for interconnecting at least some of the separate groups of electrical devices to achieve the electrical function;
power terminals for receiving power from a power supply for operating the transistors;
one or more input terminals, separate from the power terminals, for supplying an input signal for controlling the transistors; and
one or more output terminals, separate from the power terminals, for supplying an electrical output signal, wherein the input signal is transformed by the electrical function after the interconnection conductor pattern is formed, and the transformed signal is output at the one or more output terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,499,331

BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, BASE STATION CONTROL METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND BASE STATION CONTROL PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for a radio base station, the method comprising:receiving, from a neighbor radio base station, deactivation information indicating that at least one cell of the neighbor radio base station is switched off; and
sending, to the neighbor radio base station, a message requesting the neighbor radio base station to activate a cell among the at least one cell indicated by the deactivation information.

US Pat. No. 10,494,166

SANITIZING DOOR HANDLE

KleanTouch LLC, Scottsda...

1. A door handle comprising:a door handle housing comprising a housing wall, wherein the housing wall forms an interior housing chamber, wherein the door handle housing is configured to be operatively mounted to a door;
a door handle grip coupled to the door handle housing, the door handle grip comprising a grip wall, wherein the grip wall forms an interior grip chamber, wherein the interior housing chamber of the housing wall and the interior grip chamber of the grip wall are in communication with one another, wherein the grip wall also forms a plurality of grip holes that communicate the interior grip chamber of the grip wall with an exterior surface of the grip wall;
a replaceable fluid container assembly disposed in the interior housing chamber of the housing wall, the replaceable fluid container assembly comprising:
a fluid container, and
a tubing having a first end and second end, wherein the first end of the tubing is configured to receive a fluid from the fluid container and to communicate the fluid to the second end of the tubing, wherein the second end of the tubing comprises a distribution manifold formed into and from the second end of the tubing, wherein the distribution manifold communicates fluid from an interior of the distribution manifold to an exterior of the distribution manifold via a plurality of distribution holes in the tubing, wherein the door handle grip is configured to receive the fluid from the distribution manifold; and
a pump configured to force the fluid out of the fluid container into the first end of the tubing, through the tubing to the distribution manifold at the second end of the tubing, through the distribution manifold into the interior grip chamber of the door handle grip, through the plurality of grip holes and onto an exterior of the grip wall.

US Pat. No. 10,493,651

WOODTURNING TOOL

Woodpeckers, LLC, Strong...

1. A woodturning tool comprising:a handle;
a shaft extending outwardly from the handle, said shaft having a longitudinal axis; and
a cutter provided on an end of the shaft a distance away from the handle;
wherein the shaft includes:
a bottom surface;
a side surface extending laterally outwardly from the bottom surface;
a top surface extending laterally outwardly from the side surface; and
a generally triangular region interposed between the side surface and the top surface proximate the end of the shaft;
wherein each of the bottom surface, the side surface, the top surface, and the generally triangular surface are flat and are adapted to be separately brought into contact with a toolrest on a lathe.

US Pat. No. 10,499,389

ALLOCATION OF SUB-CHANNELS OF MIMO CHANNELS USING A BASESTATION WITH PLURALITY OF SECTORS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:performing operations at a mobile station, the operations comprising:
(a) receiving pilot transmissions from a first sector or cell (SOC) and a second sector or cell (SOC) over first and second Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) channels, respectively;
responsive to receiving first allocation information, (b) receive first transmissions on a plurality of first MIMO subchannels of the first MIMO channel from the first SOC, wherein the first MIMO subchannels are separated based on spatial characteristics;
responsive to receiving second allocation information, (c) receive second transmissions on a subset of the plurality of first MIMO subchannels of the first MIMO channel from the first SOC; and
while receiving said second transmissions, (d) receive third transmissions on at least one of a plurality of second MIMO subchannels of the second MIMO channel from the second SOC.

US Pat. No. 10,499,356

GUARD PERIOD MODIFICATION IN A TIME DIVISION DUPLEXING WIRELESS SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising:identifying a guard region associated with a transition between a downlink transmission and an uplink transmission in a time division duplex (TDD) system;
identifying timing advances (TAs) for the downlink transmission and the uplink transmission adjacent to the guard region;
identifying two or more downlink user equipments (UEs);
determining that a first downlink UE has a shorter TA than a second downlink UE;
dynamically adjusting a guard period within the guard region based at least in part on the identified TAs;
allocating a first subset of downlink resources to the first downlink UE and a second subset of downlink resources to the second downlink UE, the first subset of downlink resources being closer in time to the guard period than the second subset of downlink resources; and
dynamically adjusting a power density for at least downlink transmissions adjacent to the guard period based at least in part on the identified TAs.

US Pat. No. 10,494,383

METHOD FOR PREPARING DIFLUOROALLYLBORONATE AND APPLICATION THEREOF

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A method for preparing difluoroallylboronate, using a compound of the formula II and bis (pinacolato) diboron as raw materials in a solvent in the presence of an iron catalyst and a base according to the following reaction formula, to obtain a compound of the formula I,
Wherein,
R1 is selected from (C1-C10) alkyl,

 wherein, m=0-4, n=1-5;
R2 is selected from H, (C1-C6) alkyl;
R3 is selected from H, (C1-C6) alkyl, phenyl, halogen, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, (C1-C4) alkoxyl, (C2-C5) ester group;
the iron catalyst is at least one of ferrous chloride, ferric chloride, ferrous bromide, ferric bromide, ferric acetylacetonate, ferrous acetylacetonate, and ferrous acetate;
the base is selected from at least one of potassium t-butoxide, sodium t-butoxide, lithium t-butoxide, sodium methoxide, lithium methoxide, potassium methoxide, cesium carbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, potassium phosphate.

US Pat. No. 10,499,468

METHOD FOR STEP DIMMING

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A control circuit for a step dimming circuit, comprising:a first line power lead;
a second line power lead;
a first relay pole, powered by the first line power lead, for switching power from the first and second line power leads to a power supply line;
a second relay pole powered by the first line power lead and connected to a first control lead;
a third relay pole powered by the second line power lead and connected to a second control lead and connected to the second relay pole,
wherein the second and third relay poles are configured to connect the first and second control leads together when only one of the second and third relay poles are powered, and
wherein the second and third relay poles are configured to disconnect the first and second control leads when both of the second and third relay poles are powered.

US Pat. No. 10,499,284

COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON UNLICENSED FREQUENCY BANDS, RELATED EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method based on unlicensed frequency bands, comprising:receiving a channel negotiation request, which comprises a channel list that records information of a target unlicensed channel, the target unlicensed channel being a channel that needs to be used by the base station and in an unlicensed frequency band;
responding to the channel negotiation request, and sending the channel list to an access point (AP) within a preset range, to instruct the AP to work through a channel comprised in the channel list except the target unlicensed channel; and
notifying the base station to communicate based on the target unlicensed channel, in response to a response message returned by the AP for the channel list, comprising:
in response to a plurality of APs within the preset range, detecting whether a response message returned by each of the plurality of APs within the preset range is received within a preset time window after sending the channel list; and
sending a channel negotiation response to the base station in response to the response message returned by each of the plurality of APs, for notifying the base station to communicate based on the target unlicensed channel.

US Pat. No. 10,499,277

TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal apparatus being used as a master device, the terminal apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire radio resource information related to a radio resource usable for a device-to-device communication not via a base station for two or more slave devices not for the master device;
determine a size of data to be transmitted or received in the device-to-device communication between the two or more slave devices based on the radio resource information and predetermined modulation and encoding schemes; and
notify the two or more slave devices which perform the device-to-device communication of the determined size of the data to be transmitted or received.

US Pat. No. 10,498,892

OPTIMIZED CALL HANDLING DURING E911 CALLS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a first user equipment (UE), that the first UE initiated an emergency call with a public safety answering point (PSAP) and is engaged in the emergency call;
in response to determining that the first UE initiated and is engaged in the emergency call with the PSAP, disabling, by the first UE, call-waiting during the emergency call to set a default response of sending incoming calls received by the first UE directly to voicemail while the first UE is engaged in the emergency call;
receiving, by the first UE, an incoming call from a second UE while the first UE is engaged in the emergency call with the PSAP;
determining, by the first UE, that a number associated with the second UE is included in a list of preferred numbers stored in a memory of the first UE; and
activating, by the first UE, call-waiting to override the default response for the incoming call during the emergency call based on determining that the number associated with the second UE is included in the list of preferred numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,498,051

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor connection terminal comprising:at least one insulating material housing;
at least one contact insert that is arranged at least partially in the insulating material housing and has at least one contact piece and at least one clamping spring, the contact piece together with the clamping spring forms at least one conductor clamping point for an electrical conductor that is to be contacted via the conductor connection terminal, the electrical conductor being adapted to be acted on at the conductor clamping point by a spring force of the clamping spring; and
at least one operating lever that is pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing for operating the clamping spring,
wherein the operating lever is adapted to be pivoted from a closed position to an open position and vice versa relative to the insulating material housing and/or the contact piece,
wherein an electrical conductor that is inserted into the conductor connection terminal is not acted on by the spring force of the clamping spring at the conductor clamping point at least in the open position,
wherein the operating lever is mounted in a floating manner and is supported at least partially on the contact piece at least in the open position, and
wherein, in the completely open position of the operating lever, the clamping spring on account of its tensile force, which is exerted onto a driver element of the clamping spring, holds the operating lever in the completely open position.

US Pat. No. 10,497,496

RARE EARTH-COBALT PERMANENT MAGNET

TOKIN CORPORATION, Senda...

1. A rare earth-cobalt permanent magnet containing 23 to 27 wt % R, 3.5 to 4.5 wt % Cu, 18 to 25 wt % Fe, 1.5 to 3 wt % Zr, and a remainder Co with inevitable impurities, where an element R is a rare earth element at least comprising Sm, whereinthe rare earth-cobalt permanent magnet has a metal structure including a cell phase containing Sm2Co17 phase and a cell wall surrounding the cell phase and containing SmCo5 phase and,
when a diffraction intensity I(220) of a plane (220) of the cell phase and a diffraction intensity I(303) of a plane (303) of the cell phase are measured using powder X-ray diffractometry, a diffraction intensity ratio I(220)/I(303) satisfies:
0.65?I(220)/I(303)?0.75.

US Pat. No. 10,496,396

SCALABLE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DRIVEN CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of parameter sets of varying lengths, wherein a parameter set in the plurality of parameter sets identifies attributes of a target resource;
generating a plurality of signature vectors based on the plurality of parameter sets, wherein the plurality of signature vectors have equal lengths, wherein at least one signature vector of the plurality of signature vectors maps to two or more parameter sets of the plurality of parameter sets;
generating a plurality of clusters that group distinct parameter sets of the plurality of parameter sets based on similarity between the signature vectors;
performing an operation on a target resource based on at least one node in the plurality of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,496,098

ROAD SEGMENT-BASED ROUTING GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:receiving a routing request for routing an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) from a source lane to a target lane, the source lane being associated with a source road and the target lane being associated with the target road;
in response to the routing request, determining one or more road paths from the source road to the target road, the road paths including zero or more intermediate roads between the source road and the target road, wherein each of the intermediate roads includes one or more intermediate lanes;
for each of the road paths, determining one or more lane paths, each lane path having a plurality of lanes combined to connect the source lane of the source road to the target lane of the target road via zero or more of the intermediate lanes of the intermediate roads;
generating a plurality of lane regions based on the lane paths, each lane region having one or more lanes of the lane paths connected in sequence without having to change lane laterally, at least one lane region including lanes connected in sequence across a plurality of roads without having to change lane laterally;
planning a trajectory from the source lane of the source road to the target lane of the target road using the lane paths and the lane regions, comprising searching through the plurality of lane regions to identify a route representing the trajectory, including identifying a lane changing point between at least two of the lane regions; and
generating control signals to drive the ADV according to the trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,494,126

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER SHIPPING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A system comprising:an inflow section configured to supply prescription containers; and
a placement section including a carriage rack, the carriage rack including a plurality of receptacles and a plurality of release gates, a receptacle of the plurality of receptacles being sized to receive a container and a selectively openable release gate of the plurality of release gates being associated with the receptacle, the carriage rack having a raised position oriented to vertically receive the container within the receptacle and a lowered position oriented to horizontally place the container in a pocket,
wherein the release gate is positioned to release the container from the receptacle of the carriage rack into the pocket when the carriage rack is in the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,493,649

ANVIL ROLL, ROTARY CUTTER, AND METHOD FOR CUTTING WORKPIECE

NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD....

1. An anvil roll comprising a roll surface made of a hard material including a cemented carbide containing WC and at least one selected from the group consisting of Co and Ni,the hard material having:
(i) a Young's modulus of between 300 GPa and 400 GPa,
(ii) a value of fracture toughness of 10 MPa·m1/2 or more,
(iii) a Vickers hardness (Hv) of 1,000 or more, and
(iv) a porosity in a range of from 4 vol % to 15 vol %.

US Pat. No. 10,499,309

METHOD FOR ROUTING A MESSAGE AT A WIRELESS NODE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for routing a message at a wireless node in a wireless network having a grid topology, the wireless node having a source identification number SID and located at a column SC and a row SR of the wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless transceiver, a message including a first next hop address and a destination node identification number, DID carried in a first wireless signal, the message carrying data generated from a sensor in the wireless network;
wherein the wireless transceiver comprises the processing circuitry and a memory, an input/output interface, a signal bus and an antenna, wherein the wireless transceiver, the input/output interface and the antenna are coupled together through the signal bus;
determining, by a processing circuitry, whether the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address; and
when the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address,
calculating, by the processing circuitry, a destination column DC and a destination row DR based on the destination node identification number DID,
determining, by the processing circuitry, a second next hop address of a next hop by comparing the destination column DC, the destination row DR, and the destination node identification number DID with the column of the wireless node SC, the row of the wireless node SR, and the source identification number of the wireless node SID without discovery of routes to other nodes in the wireless network and routing table maintenance, wherein the next hop node is one of neighboring nodes of the wireless node, and
transmitting, by the wireless transceiver, the message including the second next hop address to the next hop node on a second wireless signal,
wherein the wireless network includes a plurality of wireless nodes that are arranged in columns and rows, and are sequentially assigned, row by row and column by column, with a sequence of identification numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,498,089

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A connector assembly comprising:a connector including an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals received in the insulative housing and extended in the front-rear direction, a metal shielding plate, and a grounding member fixed in the insulative housing, the plurality of conductive terminals including a tail portion exposed to a rear end of the insulative housing; and
a cable electrically connected to the connector, the cable including a plurality of core wires, each of the core wires including an inner conductor and a metal shielding layer covering the inner conductor, wherein
the metal shielding layer is electrically connected to the grounding member, and the inner conductor of the core wire is electrically connected to the tail portion; wherein
the connector includes a metal cage, the metal cage covers the connector and is bent inward to form a grounding leg, and the grounding leg is overlapped with the metal shielding plate; wherein
the metal cage includes a first member closed in a ring shape and a second member covering the top side and the left and right sides of the first member cable, the first member covers the insulative housing, the left and right sides of the second member extend outward to form a fixed wing, the fixed wing defines a circular fixing hole and a non-circular hole arranged along the front and rear direction, and the fixing hole fixes the connector to an outer casing.

US Pat. No. 10,496,848

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING SECURE FILES

Parallels International G...

1. A method for secure file access comprising:receiving, by a client device, an access request to access an encrypted file on the client device;
in response to the access request, transmitting, to a server, a decryption request to decrypt a remote processing portion of a block of the encrypted file;
receiving, by the client device, in response to the decryption request, the decrypted remote processing portion of the block of the encrypted file, and receiving a local decryption key; and
applying, by the client device, the local decryption key to decrypt one or more local portions of the block of the encrypted file to obtain a fully decrypted block of the encrypted file.

US Pat. No. 10,496,547

EXTERNAL DISK CACHE FOR GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method for managing computing resources of a physical server executing a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), the method comprising:executing, in a first virtual machine (VM) of the plurality of VMs, a guest block device driver configured to provide an interface to a memory-mapped virtual storage device;
maintaining, by a virtual machine monitor, a disk cache associated with the virtual storage device, wherein the disk cache resides in a host physical memory of the physical server outside of portions of the host physical memory associated with guest physical memory of the first VM; and
responsive to determining that available host physical memory satisfies a threshold condition, reclaiming a target portion of the host physical memory allocated to the disk cache.

US Pat. No. 10,495,921

FLEXIBLE LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. A flexible liquid crystal Fresnel lens comprisingan upper substrate;
a lower substrate; and
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate,
wherein the lower substrate comprises a first substrate including a transparent and flexible material while having a birefringent index and a first transparent electrode provided with electrodes to form a Fresnel region pattern between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer,
the upper substrate comprises a second substrate including a transparent and flexible material while having a birefringent index and a second transparent electrode provided with a common electrode between the liquid crystal layer and the second substrate,
an optical axis of the lower substrate and an optical axis of the upper substrate are perpendicular to each other,
the liquid crystal layer has optical axes respectively forming an angle of 45° with respect to the optical axis of the lower substrate and the optical axis of the upper substrate,
wherein the lower substrate has a structure in which the first substrate, the first transparent electrode, which is provided with electrodes to correspond to the Fresnel region pattern, an insulation layer, a metal line electrically connected to the first transparent electrode, and a first alignment layer are sequentially stacked, and
the upper substrate has a structure in which a second alignment layer, the second transparent electrode, and the second substrate are sequentially stacked,
the liquid crystal layer comprises a spacer disposed at an edge of an inner circumferential surface between the lower substrate and the upper substrate, and liquid crystals filled in a liquid crystal space formed by the lower substrate, the upper substrate, and the spacer, and
wherein the electrodes to form the Fresnel region pattern correspond to one common electrode within the spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,489

DEFECTED GROUND STRUCTURE WITH VOID HAVING RESISTIVE MATERIAL ALONG PERIMETER TO IMPROVE EMI SUPPRESSION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus comprising:a multiple-layer circuit board having a signaling layer, an exterior layer, and a ground layer;
a pair of differential signal lines implemented as strip lines within the signaling layer, which propagate electromagnetic interference (EMI) along the signaling layer;
an element conductively extending inwards from the exterior layer; and
a defected ground structure comprising:
a void within the ground layer and having a size, shape, and location in relation to the element to suppress the EMI propagated by the strip lines; and
a resistive material along a perimeter of the void to improve suppression of the EMI propagated by the strip lines by absorbing the EMI.

US Pat. No. 10,498,090

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A cable connector assembly comprising:an electrical connector including a mating plug for mating with a mating connector, a circuit board connected with the mating plug, and a metal housing disposed outside the circuit board; and
a cable connected with the electrical connector, the cable including a plurality of core wires and a shield layer disposed outside the core wires, the shield layer electrically connected with the metal housing; wherein
the circuit board comprises a lug, the lug having a grounding portion electrically connected with the metal housing;
the metal housing comprises a receiving slot receiving the lug, the grounding portion of the lug electrically connected with the metal housing in the receiving slot; wherein
the grounding portion of the lug is soldered to the metal housing; wherein
the lug comprises a metal layer disposed on a side of the lug that is perpendicular to the grounding portion, after the lug being soldered to the metal housing, the metal layer and the solder in the soldering area seal a gap between the lug and the metal housing.

US Pat. No. 10,497,215

SYSTEM FOR GAME PLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT

Milestone Entertainment L...

1. A system for enhanced lottery game play adapted to couple one or more geographically remote vendors to the system, the vendors providing lottery electronic access tickets (LEAT) comprising a substrate bearing at least ticket identification information, the vendor locations including scanning devices, and to couple one or more geographically remote users utilizing first wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices having first display capabilities, over a public communications network, including:a lottery processor,
a first communication input adapted to couple the one or more remote retail vendor locations with the lottery processor,
a second communication input adapted to couple bi-directional communications between the one or more remote users utilizing wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices with the lottery processor, the input including information from the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT) entered via the electronic communication device,
a game processor, the game processor being coupled to the lottery processor, the game processor functioning at least to provide a graphical user interface for the users of the electronic communications path associated with the second communication input, the game processor providing a graphical user interface for (1) entry of registered user identification information and (2) ticket identification information, the ticket identification information provided into the graphical user interface by user entry or scan, the game processor providing access to multiple games available to the user,
a database, the database storing at least:
information on the registered user identification and the associated information from the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT) entered via the electronic communication device,
the status of the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT),
score information for the users electronic access game play, and
a display generator, the display generator providing a registered user points for game play on the electronic remote game play on the game processor.

US Pat. No. 10,493,002

MODULAR PACIFIER ASSEMBLY

Munchkin Inc., Van Nuys,...

1. A modular pacifier assembly comprising:a flexible nipple; and
a modular mouth guard assembly comprising:
a mouth guard shield having an upper surface, a first side, a second side, and an outer peripheral edge, the first side attached to the nipple; and
a housing plate having an upper surface and an outer peripheral edge of the housing plate having a stepped shape with a flange and an inset shoulder disposed adjacent thereto, and wherein when the housing plate is attached and secured to the mouth guard shield behind the first side, the flange and inset shoulder fit securely within at least a partial undercut notched cavity in a recess of the mouth guard shield,
wherein the mouth guard shield and the housing plate are both shaped to mate with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,499,464

COOKING APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:a base;
an oven door configured to articulate relative to the base between a first position that is closer to the base and a second position that is further from the base,
wherein an upper surface of the base, a lower surface of the oven door or both are configured to, in the first position, define an accommodating cavity for accommodating food;
an upper heating tube installed in the oven door and a lower heating tube installed in the base, wherein the upper heating tube and the lower heating tube are configured to generate heat for heating the accommodating cavity;
a first magnetron, a second magnetron, a first high voltage transformer and a second high voltage transformer installed in the base and configured to deliver microwave to the accommodating cavity; and
an air-cooled radiator installed in the base,
wherein the air-cooled radiator defines a first air outlet and a second air outlet,
wherein the first magnetron is arranged close to the first high voltage transformer such that one part of air blown out of the first air outlet flows through the first magnetron, and another part of the air blown out of the first air outlet flows through the first high voltage transformer, and
wherein the second magnetron is arranged close to the second high voltage transformer such that one part of air blown out of the second air outlet flows through the second magnetron and another part of the air blown out of the second air outlet flows through the second high voltage transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,200

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
interchange a stream for output of image information from a second information processing device by wireless communication, wherein the second information processing device belongs to a first group, wherein the first group includes a plurality of information processing devices including the first information processing device and the second information processing device; and
control exchange of capability information regarding the plurality of information processing devices with a third information processing device that belongs to a second group at a time the second group including the first information processing device and the third information processing device is formed, wherein the second group is a new group and different from the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,497,562

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GALLIUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATE USING THE HYDRIDE VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY

Industry-University Coope...

1. A method of fabricating a gallium nitride substrate, comprising:injecting ammonia (NH3) gas to perform first surface treatment on a sapphire substrate;
injecting ammonia gas and hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas to form a buffer layer on the sapphire substrate;
injecting ammonia gas to perform second surface treatment on the sapphire substrate; and
allowing gallium nitride (GaN) to grow on the sapphire substrate while lowering a flow rate ratio (x:1) of ammonia gas to hydrogen chloride gas (NH3:HCl) stepwise.

US Pat. No. 10,496,173

MANIPULATION FEELING IMPARTING INPUT DEVICE

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

1. An input device providing manipulation feeling, the input device comprising:a flat-type input unit having a manipulation surface manipulated by an operation body, the input unit being configured to output input information made by a manipulation performed on the manipulation surface;
a support member that movably supports the input unit such that the input unit reciprocates in a first direction in response to a pressing manipulation performed on the input unit; and
a vibration generating unit connected to the input unit so as to provide vibration when the manipulation is performed, the vibration generating unit including:
a vibration generating member having a movable part operable in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a vibration transmitting member connected to the movable part; anda base body that holds the vibration generating member,wherein the vibration generating member includes:
a first yoke having a first surface orthogonal to the first direction, and a second surface parallel to the first direction;
a second yoke having a third surface orthogonal to the first direction, and a fourth surface parallel to the first direction, the first yoke facing the second yoke in the first direction such that the first surface faces the third surface with a first gap provided therebetween, and the first yoke facing the second yoke in the second direction such that the second surface faces the fourth surface with a second gap provided therebetween, the second gap being narrower than the first gap;
a coil provided in a vicinity of at least one of the first yoke and the second yoke, the coil generating magnetism; and
a support body that movably supports the first yoke such that the first yoke vibrates in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,495,115

PORTABLE POWER WORKING MACHINE

YAMABIKO CORPORATION, To...

1. A portable power working machine comprising:a casing having a side surface, the casing including inside thereof an air blower and a driving power source for rotationally driving a fan of the air blower, the fan having a rotational axis;
a suction port provided in the side surface for intake air;
a block prevention guard provided in the side surface of the casing to at least partially overlap the suction port, the block prevention guard comprising a top surface opening consisting of a plurality of first apertures shaped and arranged in a first predetermined geometric pattern, the block prevention guard further comprising a plurality of legs standing from the side surface of the casing to maintain the top surface opening at a distance from the side surface, wherein separately from the top surface opening, the plurality of legs form, between two adjacent legs, an air flow window extending in a circumferential direction of the top surface opening, and an opening area of each of the air flow windows is larger than an average opening area of the plurality of first apertures; and
a safety guard attached to the side surface of the casing to overlap the suction port, the safety guard having a main opening consisting of a plurality of second apertures shaped and arranged in a second predetermined geometric pattern,
wherein an average opening area of the first apertures is larger than an average opening area of the second apertures, and
the first predetermined geometric pattern of the block prevention guard comprises a plurality of first main ribs extending across the top surface opening of the block prevention guard, and the second predetermined geometric pattern of the safety guard comprises a plurality of second main ribs extending across the main opening of the safety guard, the plurality of first and second and main ribs being provided in a same number and arranged in exact overlap with each other when viewed along the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,495,017

PORTABLE WORKING MACHINE INCLUDING ENGINE WITH CARBURETOR AND FUEL SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A fuel supply control method of a portable working machine driven by an internal combustion engine including a carburetor havingan intra-carburetor air passage receiving air filtered by an air cleaner,
an output control valve linked to an output control operating member operated by a user and generating a throttle opening degree corresponding to an operation of the output control operating member,
a fuel discharge part discharging fuel into the intra-carburetor air passage,
a fuel supply passage supplying fuel to the fuel discharge part,
a valve body disposed in the fuel discharge part or the fuel supply passage and driven by an electric actuator, the valve body variably controlling an opening degree of the fuel discharge part or the fuel supply passage, and
a control map stored onto a memory of a control unit, wherein the control map includes a plurality of sections divided based on the throttle opening degree and an opening degree of the valve body set for each section such that the opening degree of the valve body set for each of the sections is the opening degree of the valve body at which the engine rotation speed is highest in each section, the method comprising:
a throttle opening degree detection step of detecting the throttle opening degree; and
a control step of controlling the electric actuator based on the opening degree of the valve body set in a section of the control map to which the throttle opening degree detected at the throttle opening degree detection step belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,493,856

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING WIRELESS CHARGING ALIGNMENT

JABIL INC., St. Petersbu...

1. A wireless power transfer system, comprising:a device, configured to receive wireless power;
a charger, configured to provide wireless power to the device; and
a moving mechanism, operatively coupled to one of the device and the charger, the moving mechanism being configured to provide unbounded movement to one of the charger and the device along a first predetermined pattern in three axes selected from a plurality of at least three available predetermined patterns when the charger is providing wireless power to the device, wherein test points along the first predetermined pattern vary based on which is the selected one of the first predetermined pattern, the moving mechanism further being configured to:
(i) receive wireless power characteristic data when the one of the device and the charger is being moved;
(ii) move the one of the device and the charger to an optimal charging location within the first predetermined pattern based on the wireless power characteristic data; and,
(iii) if no optimal charging location is located within the first predetermined pattern, providing unbounded movement to one of the charger and the device along a second predetermined pattern different from the first predetermined pattern in three axes when the charger is providing wireless power to the device;
(iv) again receive the wireless power characteristic data when the one of the device and the charger is being moved through the second predetermined pattern; and
(v) move the one of the device and the charger to an optimal charging location within the second predetermined pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,493,358

MODIFIED PLAYING CARD SHUFFLER AND METHOD OF MODIFYING A PLAYING CARD SHUFFLER TO ACCOMMODATE PLAYING CARDS OF DIFFERENT SIZES

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A shuffling apparatus comprising:a card receptacle located above a card shuffling area, said card receptacle having one or more sidewalls and at least one end-wall that define a card receiving/dispensing area configured to receive a plurality of cards to be delivered to said card shuffling area there below for shuffling;
spacer guides projecting from at least one of the sidewalls and end-wall, the spacer guides being configured to size the receiving/dispensing area to fit playing cards of a first size; and
spacers configured to be removably attachable to the at least one of the sidewalls and end-wall, the spacers fitting over the spacer guides, and the spacers sizing the receiving/dispensing area to fit playing cards of a second size, the second size being smaller than the first size.

US Pat. No. 10,493,256

PORT FOR A CATHETER

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A port for a catheter, comprising:a housing having a base plate, wherein the base plate includes a plurality of base plate fixing holes and a base plate width and a base plate length defining a base plate outer perimeter,
a cavity arranged in the housing for receiving a fluid,
a membrane attached to the housing and arranged on an opening of the housing for sealing the opening such that the cavity is enclosed in the housing in a fluid-tight manner, and
a connector for connecting a catheter to the housing to provide a fluid connection between the cavity and the catheter,
wherein the base plate is arranged on a side of the housing opposite the membrane and the port has an outer shape defined by the housing and the membrane attached to the housing,
characterized by
at least one adapter piece having a plurality of adapter piece fixing holes and an adapter piece width and an adapter piece length defining an adapter piece outer perimeter wherein the adapter piece width is greater than the base plate width or the adapter piece length is greater than the base plate length so that the adapter piece outer perimeter is greater than the base plate outer perimeter, the at least one adapter piece in a preassembly state being separate from the housing of the port after the port is assembled and being releasably attachable to the housing of the port after the port is assembled to alter the outer shape of the port, wherein the port is operational with or without the at least one adapter piece attached to the housing, wherein the at least one adapter piece in a mounted state is connected to the base plate such that the plurality of adapter piece fixing holes is congruent to the plurality of base plate fixing holes whereby the port may be fixed within a patient and the at least one adapter piece is fixedly held on the housing by a positive locking connection and extends parallel to the base plate, said positive locking connection including a connection member having a connection surface that is:
i) positioned in a spaced and opposing relationship with a top surface of the at least one adapter piece; and
ii) configured to be moved parallel to the base plate to engage the base plate and to place the at least one adapter piece in the mounted state.

US Pat. No. 10,498,520

TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN TDD-FDD JOINT SYSTEM

Shanghai Langbo Communica...

1. A transmission method used in a User Equipment (UE) for a Time Division Duplex (TDD)-Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) joint system, comprising:Step A: receiving a first Downlink Control Information (DCI) on the subframe n on a first carrier, wherein the first carrier is an FDD downlink carrier, n is an integer, and the first DCI is the uplink-scheduling DCI; and
Step B: transmitting the uplink data on Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) of a second carrier in the subframe n+k according to the scheduling of the first DCI, wherein the second carrier is a TDD carrier, k is the uplink scheduling delay of the uplink reference frame configuration of the second carrier on the subframe n;
wherein the first DCI includes two bits, being used as Uplink Index (ULI) only when the uplink reference frame configuration is configuration #0, while the first DCI does not include 2 bits being used as Downlink Assignment Index (DAI) when the uplink reference frame configuration is one of #0, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.

US Pat. No. 10,498,309

COMMON MODE INDUCTOR APPARATUS HAVING COIL WINDING WOUND IN MULTIPLE WINDING AREAS, AND RELATED WINDING METHOD OF COMMON MODE INDUCTOR APPARATUS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE FILTER CIRCUIT

3Y POWER TECHNOLOGY (TAIW...

16. An electromagnetic interference filter circuit, the electromagnetic interference filter circuit receiving an input power to generate a power to be rectified, the electromagnetic interference filter circuit comprising:a pair of input terminals, having a first input terminal and a second input terminal, the pair of input terminals arranged for receiving the input power;
a pair of output terminals, having a first output terminal and a second output terminal, the pair of output terminals arranged for outputting the power to be rectified;
a ground terminal;
a first capacitor, coupled between the first input terminal and the second input terminal;
a second capacitor, coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal;
a third capacitor, coupled between the first output terminal and the ground terminal;
a fourth capacitor, coupled between the ground terminal and the second output terminal; and
a common mode inductor apparatus, coupled to the pair of input terminals and the pair of output terminals, the common mode inductor apparatus comprising:
a magnetic core, having a first winding zone and a second winding zone;
a first coil winding, coupled between the first input terminal and the first output terminal, wherein the first coil winding is wound in three winding areas within the first winding zone, and two neighboring winding areas within the first winding zone are separated by a gap having no windings, and a number of turns in each of the three winding areas is the same; and
a second coil winding, coupled between the second input terminal and the second output terminal, wherein the second coil winding is wound in three winding areas within the second winding zone, and two neighboring winding areas within the second winding zone are separated by a gap having no windings;
wherein the magnetic core is symmetric with respect to an axis and the first winding zone and the second winding zone located on different sides of the axis;
wherein the first coil winding and the second coil winding are axisymmetric about the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,498,125

WIND TURBINE AND DEVICE FOR PROTECTING FROM LIGHTNING

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A wind turbine comprising:a rotor hub;
at least one blade supported by the rotor hub; and
an earth connection device through which lightning can be carried to the earth,
wherein the blade comprises an aerodynamic external skin,
wherein said aerodynamic external skin integrates at least one lightning protection device, and wherein said lightning protection device comprises;
a ground plane located on an inner side of the blade,
a dielectric substrate arranged on the ground plane, and
set of first metal elements arranged on the dielectric substrate and located on an outer side of the blade,
wherein the set of first metal elements extends substantially parallel to the ground plane in such a way that any pair of consecutive elements of said set of first metal elements is separated by a distance of between 0.01 millimeters and 10 millimeters, said first metal elements being distributed in juxtaposed similar patterns, each of said patterns including first metal elements with different dimensions corresponding to different electromagnetic resonant frequencies, the juxtaposition of which defines an electromagnetic absorption band of the pattern, and wherein first metal elements of said set of first metal elements located at one end of the lightning protection device facing the rotor hub are electrically connected to the earth connection device, and
said lighting protection device further comprising a metal grid formed from interlacing of metal strips formed on the dielectric substrate between first metal elements of said set of first metal elements.

US Pat. No. 10,497,672

ULTRA-THIN DISPLAY USING PRINTED PRINTED LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A display device comprising:a first hydrophobic mask formed over a substrate, the first hydrophobic mask having a plurality of first openings defining locations of a plurality of first conductor lines;
the first conductor lines deposited in the first openings of the first hydrophobic mask for forming addressable lines;
a second hydrophobic mask formed over the first hydrophobic mask, the second hydrophobic mask having a plurality of second openings defining a plurality of pixel locations;
a plurality of microscopic light emitting diodes (LEDs) printed in the second openings of the second hydrophobic mask and over the first conductor lines, the LEDs having a bottom electrode making electrical contact to the first conductor lines, wherein the LEDs are printed as an LED ink such that at least one LED is located in each of the pixel locations;
at least one first conductor formed to electrically contact top electrodes of the LEDs, such that all LEDs of a proper orientation within a single pixel location are connected in parallel; and
at least one address circuit coupled to at least one of the first conductor lines and the at least one first conductor for applying a forward biasing voltage across all properly oriented LEDs within an addressed pixel location to emit light from the addressed pixel location.

US Pat. No. 10,499,539

HOST COMPUTER SYSTEM AND HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS AND SEPARATION MECHANISM THEREOF

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus, adaptable to at least one first circuit device and at least one second circuit device, the heat dissipation apparatus comprising:a chassis; and
at least one separation mechanism disposed in the chassis, the at least one first circuit device and the at least one second circuit device being respectively disposed at two sides of the separation mechanism, the at least one first circuit device being not aligned with the at least one second circuit device, and the separation mechanism including a separation board;
wherein the separation board has a first edge and a second edge, the first edge being disposed at one end of the at least one first circuit device, and the second edge being disposed at one end of the at least one second circuit device;
wherein the separation mechanism further comprises:
a first frame connected with the first edge, the first frame having a plurality of first openings such that an end of the at least one first circuit device is disposed at corresponding first opening; and
a second frame connected with the second edge, the second frame having a plurality of second openings such that an end of the at least one second circuit device is disposed at corresponding second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,499,135

WIRELESS HEADPHONE HAVING BUILT-IN FLEXIBLE BATTERY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A headphone, comprising: a band part; a pair of headset parts including speaker units configured to receive a wirelessly transmitted audio signal and output the audio signal through the speaker units, wherein the pair of headset parts is connected to the band part; anda flexible battery embedded in the band part to supply power to the headset parts;
wherein the flexible battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator; and an exterior material configured to encapsulate the electrode assembly and an electrolyte;
wherein the exterior material includes a first exterior material configured to cover an upper surface of the electrode assembly and a second exterior material configured to cover a lower surface of the electrode assembly;
wherein the exterior material and the electrode assembly include patterns configured to contract and slacken when bent, and a pattern formed on the exterior material and a pattern formed on the electrode assembly, both patterns are disposed such that peak portions and valley portions are formed in a longitudinal direction and are formed such that the peak portions are formed within each other; wherein the pattern formed on and along an entirety of a total length of the first exterior material and the pattern formed on and along an entirety of a total length of the second exterior material are disposed such that the peak portions are formed within each other: wherein the peak portions form a plurality of adjacent peak portions: the valley portions form a plurality of adjacent valley portions: wherein the plurality of adjacent peak portions and the plurality of adjacent valley portions are separated by a different distance along the entirety of the total length of the first exterior material and the second exterior material.

US Pat. No. 10,499,037

ACTIVE ALIGNMENT OF STEREO CAMERAS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:a frame;
a propulsion system comprising at least one propeller, the propulsion system connected to the frame;
a stereo camera array comprising:
a first camera connected to the frame and configured to capture a plurality of first image frames; and
a second camera connected to the frame via an actuator that extends between an exterior body of the second camera and the frame, the second camera configured to capture a plurality of second image frames;
a sensing system connected to the frame and external from the first camera and the second camera and in communication with a management device, the sensing system comprising:
an optical sensor device connected to the frame at a location between the first camera and the second camera, the optical sensor device configured to produce a first light at a first side of the optical sensor device and a second light at a second side of the optical sensor device, the optical sensor device comprising:
a first optical sensor disposed at the first side of the optical sensor device; and
a second optical sensor disposed at the second side of the optical sensor device;
a first reflecting device attached to the first camera and in optical communication with the optical sensor device, the first side of the optical sensor device oriented in a first direction toward the first reflecting device, the first reflecting device positioned to produce a first reflection from the first light; and
a second reflecting device attached to the second camera and in optical communication with the optical sensor device, the second side of the optical sensor device oriented in a second direction toward the second reflecting device, and the first direction being different from the second direction, the second reflecting device positioned to produce a second reflection from the second light;
the management device configured with at least a memory and a processor configured to:
access calibration information for the stereo camera array, the calibration information at least indicating a calibrated orientation for the first camera relative to the second camera;
receive, via the sensing system, position information that indicates at least one of the first camera or the second camera has changed position, the position information based at least in part on the first reflection and the second reflection, and the sensing system sensing at least a portion of the position information when the unmanned aerial vehicle is being moved by the at least one propeller of the propulsion system;
identify a change to the calibrated orientation of the first camera relative to the second camera based at least in part on the position information; and
instruct the actuator to at least displace the second camera at least until the first camera and the second camera are returned to the calibrated orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,498,864

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING CONNECTION MODE BETWEEN A CLIENT AND A SERVER

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method for selecting a connection mode, comprising:receiving a request from a client device to access one or more desired server devices;
detecting a location of the client device and a location of the one or more desired server devices in a communication network;
selecting a connection mode for the client device to access the one or more desired server devices based on the location of the client device and the one or more desired server devices;
in response to a direct connection mode being selected, informing the client device to access the one or more desired server devices directly; and
in response to an indirect connection mode being selected, establishing a proxy connection between the client device and the one or more desired server devices.

US Pat. No. 10,496,075

CONTROL OF AN AUTOMATION PROCESS VIA A DATA NETWORK

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. A method for controlling an automation process via a data network of a control system,wherein the control system comprises a control device, a network module connected to the control device via a superordinate data path and signal units connected to the network module via subordinate data paths,
wherein the sum of the transmission rates on the subordinate data paths corresponds to no more than the transmission rate on the superordinate data path,
wherein the subordinate data paths comprise at least a first subordinate data path and a second subordinate data path,
wherein the method comprises successive control cycles that each comprise a computation cycle and a communication cycle,
wherein the computation cycle comprises the following steps:
providing in the control device a sum total of first output data transmitted in the communication cycle from the control device to the signal units connected to the first subordinate data path,
providing in the control device a sum total of second output data transmitted in the communication cycle from the control device to the signal units connected to the second subordinate data path,
wherein the communication cycle comprises the following steps:
splitting the first output data into at least a first portion and a second portion in the control device,
splitting the second output data into at least a first portion and a second portion in the control device,
transmitting the first portion of the first output data from the control device to the network module via the superordinate data path,
transmitting the first portion of the second output data from the control device to the network module via the superordinate data path after the transmission of the first portion of the first output data,
transmitting the second portion of the first output data from the control device to the network module via the superordinate data path after the transmission of the first portion of the second output data,
transmitting the second portion of the second output data from the control device to the network module via the superordinate data path after the transmission of the second portion of the first output data,
the network module sending the first portion of the first output data via the first subordinate data path,
the network module sending the first portion of the second output data via the second subordinate data path,
the network module sending the second portion of the first output data via the first subordinate data path,
the network module sending the second portion of the second output data via the second subordinate data path.

US Pat. No. 10,493,603

FASTENER REMOVAL APPARATUS

1. A fastener removal apparatus configured for removing a nut from a threaded shank and comprising:a gearbox assembly having an input member, a first output member, a second output member, and a plurality of gears disposed between said input member and said first output member such that said first output member and said second output member rotation in opposite directions about a longitudinal axis in response to rotation imparted to said input member;
an outer socket extending along and centered on said longitudinal axis between a first end defining a female polygonal opening for mating with the fastening nut and a second end spaced from the first end along said longitudinal axis and engaged for concurrent rotation with said first output member; and
a tubular sleeve member surrounded by said outer socket, said tubular sleeve member extending along and centered on said longitudinal axis between a first end defining a threaded opening for receiving threads defined by the threaded shank and a second end spaced from the first end along said longitudinal axis and engaged for concurrent rotation with said second output member.

US Pat. No. 10,493,213

AUTO-INJECTOR WITH ACTIVE AGENT CONTAINER LATCHING

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An auto-injector for automatically injecting an active agent, comprising a) an elongated casing, b) an injection needle connected to an active agent container, c) a piston shiftable in the active agent container, by a driving spring of the auto-injector, to deliver the active agent, d) a needle protecting tube shiftable into the elongated casing against the force of a spring, whereby shifting the needle protecting tube into the elongated casing triggers the driving spring to act on the piston, e) a locking member in the form of a locking sleeve with at least one locking tongue protruding elastically outwards from the locking sleeve, wherein the locking sleeve is moved by the needle protecting tube being shifted into the elongated casing, and wherein when the auto-injector is lifted from a point of injection the needle protecting tube is shifted back towards an initial state by a force of the spring and a free end of the at least one locking tongue grips behind an edge of the needle protecting tube, such that the needle protecting tube is secured against retracting relative to the active agent container and locked in a position in which it substantially surrounds the injection needle.

US Pat. No. 10,498,135

SWITCH PROTECTION DEVICE

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A protective device, comprising an electronic switch, a mechanical switch and a time logic circuit, wherein:a first output terminal of the time logic circuit is connected to the electronic switch;
a second output terminal of the time logic circuit is connected to the mechanical switch;
an input terminal of the time logic circuit is connected to an output terminal of a power supply; and
the electronic switch is connected in series with the mechanical switch into a circuit under control,
wherein the time logic circuit comprises a first drive circuit and a second drive circuit;
the first drive circuit comprises a first resistor, a second resistor, a first capacitor, a first diode and a flyback circuit, wherein:
an end of the first resistor is connected to the output terminal of the power supply, and the other end of the first resistor is connected to an input terminal of the flyback circuit;
an end of the first diode is connected to the output terminal of the power supply, and the other end of the first diode is connected to the input terminal of the flyback circuit;
an end of the first capacitor is connected to the input terminal of the flyback circuit, and the other end of the first capacitor is grounded; and
an end of the second resistor is connected to the input terminal of the flyback circuit, and the other end of the second resistor is grounded;
the second drive circuit comprises a second capacitor and a second diode, wherein:
an end of the second diode is connected to the output terminal of the power supply, and the other end of the second diode is connected to the mechanical switch and an end of the second capacitor; and
the end of the second capacitor is connected to the second diode and the mechanical switch, and the other end of the second capacitor is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,495,928

IN-CELL TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. An in-cell touch display panel having a display area and a non-display area, wherein the in-cell touch display panel comprises:a first substrate;
a plurality of data lines disposed on the first substrate along a first direction;
a plurality of gate lines disposed along a second direction, wherein an angle is formed between the first direction and the second direction;
a plurality of touch sensing lines disposed on the first substrate and electrically insulated from the data lines and the gate lines;
a plurality of pixel regions formed in the display area surrounded by the gate lines and the data lines intersecting with each other, wherein each of the pixel regions comprises a pixel structure, and each of the pixel structures comprises a pixel electrode;
a common electrode comprising a plurality of touch electrodes, wherein each of the touch electrodes corresponds to more than one of the pixel electrodes, and each of the pixel electrodes corresponds to a sub-common electrode which is a part of the touch electrode;
a plurality of thin film transistors (TFTs) formed in the pixel structures, wherein each of the thin film transistors comprises a gate, a source, a drain and a semiconductor layer;
a second substrate, wherein a liquid crystal layer is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a plurality of display pads and a plurality of touch pads, the display pads and the touch pads being disposed in the non-display area, wherein
each of the touch electrodes is electrically connected to at least one of the touch sensing lines, and each of the touch sensing lines is electrically connected to one of the touch pads;
each of the sources is electrically connected to one of the data lines, and each of the data lines is electrically connected to one of the display pads; and
at least one of the display pads is disposed between two of the touch pads, and at least one of the touch pads is disposed between two of the display pads,
wherein a number of the touch pads is less than a number of the display pads, the display pads and the touch pads are arranged as a plurality of rows, and one of the rows comprises at least part of the touch pads.

US Pat. No. 10,492,662

INTEGRATED ENDOSCOPE IRRIGATION

Medigus Ltd., Omer (IL)

1. An endoscopic device that comprises(a) a handle section,
(b) an insertion tube connected to the handle section,
(c) a distal tip at the distal end of the insertion section,
(d) a plurality of longitudinal elements comprised of tubes, wires, and cables that pass through the interior of the insertion tube, and
(e) empty spaces between the plurality of longitudinal elements, wherein the empty spaces are configured to be utilized as a channel that enables liquid or gas to flow from the handle section to the distal tip;
the endoscopic device characterized in that the distal tip comprises a pattern of alternating grooves and lands on its outer circumferential surface and the endoscopic device comprises a cylindrical cap comprising a circular hole at the center of the distal surface of the cylindrical cap surrounded by an annular curved portion, wherein the cylindrical cap is fitted tightly over the lands thereby forming hermetic seals that convert the grooves into closed channels between the lands through which liquid or gas flowing through the empty spaces can continue on its way to a circular nozzle that is formed by a gap around the circumference of the circular hole in said cap, wherein the shape of the annular curved portion of the cylindrical cap causes the gap to function as the circular nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,499,503

WEARABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A wearable device comprising:a wearable flexible printed circuit board including: a fiber web and a circuit pattern formed on the fiber web, the fiber web being made of electrospun and accumulated polymer fibers, and the fiber web having flexibility, air-permeability, and waterproofness; and a functional module mounted on the wearable flexible printed circuit board* wherein the fiber web is a three-layer fiber web structure composed of an upper layer, an intermediate layer and a lower layer, wherein the intermediate layer is a web formed of a fiber having a diameter smaller than those of the upper and lower layers, and further comprising a power module electrically connected to the wearable flexible printed circuit board to apply power to the functional module.

US Pat. No. 10,499,481

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LED BOARD ON NETWORK

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lighting device comprising:an LED board comprising: (i) a communication interface configured to receive a lighting control signal from an external lighting control and (ii) a controller communicating with the communication interface;
at least one LED mounted on the LED board, the at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path, the controller comprising color control circuitry that directly adjusts a color of the light based on the lighting control signal;
a driver remote from the LED board for delivering current to the at least one LED via the electrical path to control a dimming level of the at least one LED independently of the color of the light emitted by the at least one LED; and
a driver control interface for transmitting a driver control signal to the driver based on the lighting control signal received at the controller for controlling the dimming level.

US Pat. No. 10,497,283

MOLECULAR MODELS

RealAtoms Inc., Etobicok...

1. A base unit for use in forming a molecular model, the base unit comprising:a polyhedral body having a first set of faces defining a plurality of first attachment surfaces, and a second set of faces defining a plurality of second attachment surfaces; and
at least one magnet positioned relative to the plurality of second attachment surfaces such that a first set of the plurality of second attachment surfaces has a North polarity, and a second set of the plurality of second attachment surfaces has a South polarity;
wherein the base unit is magnetically coupleable to another unit in the molecular model in a first configuration in which rotation of the base unit relative to the another unit is inhibited, and
wherein the base unit is magnetically coupleable to the another unit in a second configuration in which rotation of the base unit relative to the another unit is not inhibited.

US Pat. No. 10,496,849

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE FILE ACCESS

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method for secure file access by a client device, the method comprising:receiving, at a server, an identifier of a data block and a first portion of the data block from the client device;
encrypting, with a master encryption key, the first portion of the data block;
transmitting, by the server, a generated encryption key and the encrypted first portion of the data block to the client device to be stored locally in memory of the client device, wherein the generated encryption key is based on the master encryption key and the identifier; and
causing the client device to encrypt a second portion of the data block using the generated encryption key, and causing the client device to store the encrypted second portion of the data block in the memory of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,496,698

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING IMAGE-BASED CONTENT STYLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining image-based content styles, the method comprising:in response to a content description describing a content item, performing an analysis on the content description;
identifying an image having image content that is related to the content description based on the analysis;
deriving one or more phrases from the content description based on the analysis, the one or more phrases summarizing the content description;
determining a list of a plurality of content styles based on a relationship between the image and the one or more phrases, each of the plurality of content styles corresponding to a style template, each style template comprising style metadata specifying relative positions of the image and the one or more phrases within a composite content item;
determining a selected content style from the list of content styles based on a content style selection received from a user, the selected content style corresponding to a first style template;
storing the first style template; and
generating a composite content item having the image and the one or more phrases therein based on the stored first style template, the image and the one or more phrases being arranged according to a layout corresponding to the first style template.

US Pat. No. 10,495,640

EXOSOME-MEDIATED DIAGNOSIS OF HEPATITIS VIRUS INFECTIONS AND DISEASES

MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDIC...

1. A method for diagnosing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a subject, comprising:obtaining exosomes from a urine sample from a subject and forming an exosome preparation therefrom;
extracting proteins from the exosome preparation;
contacting the proteins with one or more HIV protein binding agents and/or one or more detection reagents suitable for detecting one or more HIV proteins; and
determining whether the urinary exosomes comprise at least one HIV protein,
wherein the at least one HIV protein is selected from the group consisting of Nef, HIV envelope gp120, HIV protease, Vif, Pol, Gag, Gag-pol, Rev, reverse transcriptase (RT), Tat, p1, p17, Vpu, Vpr, gp41 and DNA polymerase; and
wherein a determination of the presence of at least one HIV protein in the urinary exosomes is indicative of HIV infection in the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,495,295

LIGHTING DEVICE, HEAT TRANSFER STRUCTURE AND HEAT TRANSFER ELEMENT

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A solid state self-ballasted lamp for operation on alternating current (AC) line voltage, the self-ballasted lamp comprising:a solid state light source wherein the light emitted by the solid state light source has a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of 4000K or less and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) Ra of at least 90;
an electrical connector for connecting to a light socket;
an AC power supply electrically coupled to the electrical connector and configured to receive the AC line voltage and provide current to the solid state light source;
a reflector configured to receive light from the solid state light source and emit reflected light from an aperture of the reflector, the aperture measuring 4 inches or less, the reflected light having a beam angle of 30 degrees or less;
a thermal management system comprising at least a first heat pipe, the thermal management system configured to extract heat from the solid state light source and transfer the extracted heat to a surrounding environment and maintain a junction temperature of the solid state light source at or below a 25,000 hour rated lifetime junction temperature for the solid state light source in a 25° C. surrounding environment; and
a sensor,
wherein:
the self-ballasted lamp has a wall plug efficiency of at least 40 delivered lumens per watt,
the sensor is in a region that receives direct light from the solid state light source,
the sensor is within a conical region bounded by lines which each define an angle of ten degrees relative to an axis of light emitted from the solid state light source, and
the sensor is mounted in or on the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,493,546

METHOD OF PRODUCING A TOOTHED WORKPIECE HAVING A MODIFIED SURFACE GEOMETRY

1. A method of producing a toothed workpiece using a tool, the tool having an axis of rotation extending in an axial direction, and a tool width direction extending parallel to the axial direction, the method comprising the steps of:specifying a desired modification of a surface geometry of the workpiece;
determining a modification of a surface geometry of the tool and a diagonal ratio of a diagonal generating method using said tool such that they are suitable for producing the desired modification, said modification of the surface geometry of the tool comprising at least one out of:
a modification that is, in a first direction of the tool extending at an angle ?FS?0 with respect to the tool width direction, at least one out of a linear function and a quadratic function; wherein coefficient functions of said at least one out of a linear function and a quadratic function vary in a second direction of the tool which extends perpendicular to the first direction, and
a modification having, in a first direction of the tool extending at an angle ?FS?0 with respect to the tool width direction, at least one out of a pitch and a crowning varying in dependence on a position in the tool width direction;
providing the tool having the determined modification of the surface geometry;
machining the workpiece by the diagonal generating method using the tool and the determined diagonal ratio, wherein the modification of the surface geometry of the tool by the diagonal generating method produces the desired modification on the surface of the workpiece
wherein the workpiece has an axis of rotation extending in a workpiece axial direction, and a tool width direction extending parallel to the workpiece axial direction, and the diagonal ratio is determined such that in the diagonal generating method the first direction of the tool is mapped onto a direction of the workpiece extending at an angle different from zero with respect to the workpiece width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,492,764

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS, MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus configured to generate an ultrasound image, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
acquire a medical image that is different from the ultrasound image and accompanied by supplementary information indicating a site of a subject;
select a body mark corresponding to the site from a plurality of body marks; and
display the medical image, the selected body mark, and the ultrasound image together on a display, wherein
upon receipt of a change instruction to change one of the body mark and the medical image, the processing circuitry is further configured to newly select another of the medical image and the body mark to correspond to the one of the body mark and the medical image that has been changed, and
the processing circuitry is further configured to display the one of the body mark and the medical image that has been changed, the another of the medical image and the body mark newly selected, and the ultrasound image together on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,499,520

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTACTOR COUPLING STRUCTURE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A contactor coupling structure of an electronic device, comprising:a conductive case exposed to an outside of the electronic device;
a contactor configured to electrically connect a circuit board inside the electronic device, wherein the contactor is configured of a composite element having at least two functions of an electric shock protection function configured to block a leakage current of an external power source, a static electricity protection function, and a communication signal transmission function;
a conductive bracket which the circuit board is coupled to one side and the conductive case are coupled by a conductive fastener, and a groove portion is formed in a surface of the conductive case opposite to the conductive bracket,
the contactor is coupled to the groove portion of the conductive case so as to be electrically connected to the conductive fastener by the conductive bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,499,466

AC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND AC LED DRIVE METHODS AND APPARATUS

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:an LED circuit comprising at least one LED;
a data receiver, wherein the data receiver is configured to receive data from an antenna;
an adjustable capacitor coupled to the antenna, wherein the adjustable capacitor is configured to tune the antenna; and
a transmission conductor configured to wirelessly receive an alternating electromagnetic field that is used to provide power to charge the apparatus;
wherein the apparatus is portable.

US Pat. No. 10,498,931

PRINTING DEVICE SUPPLY COMPONENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A fuser for a printing device, comprising:a memory device comprising:
corrective data corresponding to a reference color table for the printing device that is able to operate in a plurality of different modes, the corrective data comprising quantized coefficients derived from a compression of a difference color table including a plurality of difference nodes in which each difference node represents a value that is to be combined with a corresponding node of the reference color table, the quantized coefficients useable to produce a reconstructed difference table,
the corrective data including residue values to combine with the reconstructed difference table to produce a customized color table for a selected mode of the plurality of different modes,
wherein the corrective data is accessible by the printing device to transform the reference color table to the customized color table used for printing to a media according to the selected mode.

US Pat. No. 10,498,131

ELECTRONIC SWITCH AND PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:a plurality of electronic switches each comprising a load path and a control node, wherein the load paths are connected in parallel between a first load node and a second load node of the electronic circuit;
a current sense circuit configured to sense a load current between the first load node and the second load node and to generate a current sense signal representing the load current;
a drive circuit configured to drive the plurality of electronic switches based on at least one input signal; and
an overload detector comprising:
a filter configured to generate a filter output signal based on filtering a filter input signal, wherein the filter input signal is dependent on the load current, and wherein the filter comprises an integrator configured to integrate an integrator input signal that is dependent on the filter input signal; and
a comparator circuit configured to compare the filter output signal with a threshold signal and generate an overload signal based on the comparison,
wherein the overload detector is configured to:
receive the current sense signal and a select information, wherein the threshold signal is dependent on the select information; and
generate the overload signal dependent on the current sense signal and the select information.

US Pat. No. 10,498,093

CABLE CONNECTOR

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A cable connector comprising:a first plug;
a second plug opposite the first plug;
a cable connected with the first plug and second plug; and
an LED (Light Emitting Diode) light located in the first plug or the second plug, wherein
the cable is provided with a braid layer located at an outermost side of the cable, the braid layer is composed of metal enameled wire mixed fibers, and the cable causes the LED light to be illuminated by capacitive sensing through proximity.

US Pat. No. 10,498,086

DIFFERENTIAL PAIR SIGNAL CONTACTS WITH SKEW CORRECTION

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing;
a first differential pair of signal contacts connected to the housing, where a first contact of the first differential pair of signal contacts has a shorter physical length than a second contact of the first differential pair of signal contacts, where a first air gap having a first physical length and a first physical width is provided in the housing at the second contact to thereby shorten an effective electrical length of the second contact and effectively reduce signal transmission in-pair skew between the first and second contacts; and
a second differential pair of signal contacts connected to the housing, where the first and second differential pair of signal contact are substantially aligned in a common plane, and where the second differential pair of signal contacts comprises:
a third contact and a fourth contact, wherein the third contact of the second differential pair of signal contacts having a shorter physical length than the fourth contact of the second differential pair of signal contacts, where a second air gap having a second physical length and a second physical width is provided in the housing at the fourth contact to thereby shorten an effective electrical length of the fourth contact and effectively reduce signal transmission in-pair skew between the third and fourth contacts;
wherein the first physical length is longer than the second physical length and the first physical width is narrower than the second physical width.

US Pat. No. 10,496,860

MEDICAL ARTICLE TRACKING WITH INJECTION PROBE PROVIDING MAGNETIC NEAR FIELD DOMINANCE

MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Ca...

1. A tracking system for medical articles stored in an interior volume of a container, each of the medical articles having a wireless identification device that is configured to respond with respective identification data upon receiving activation energy, the system comprising:electromagnetic (“EM”) shielding located about the interior volume of the container to shield the interior volume of the container from the passage of EM energy both into and out of the interior volume, whereby the interior volume is isolated to keep activating radio frequency (“RF”) energy within the container so that wireless identification devices located outside the container are not activated and read;
an EM energy conducting injection probe located within the EM shielding, the injection probe located and configured to inject activation RF energy into the interior volume having an energy pattern directed to fill the interior volume of the container with an EM field, wherein the injection probe comprises a main conductive element having capacitive coupling thereby forming an isolated electric field that fills the interior volume of the container, and wherein the main conductive element is located in relation to a ground plane to thereby form a robust magnetic field that is orthogonal to the electric field and that also fills the interior volume of the container;
a signal source producing activation RF energy and coupled to the injection probe; and
a processor connected with the signal source, the processor being programmed to control the signal source to deliver the activation RF energy to the injection probe for injecting into the interior volume of the container to activate identification devices in the interior volume, the processor further being programmed to stop the signal source from delivering RF energy to the injection probe to allow identification signals from activated identification devices in the interior volume to be received.

US Pat. No. 10,494,298

CEMENT-SCM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE

ROMAN CEMENT LLC, Salt L...

1. A cement-SCM composition comprising:a fine interground particulate component comprised of a hydraulic cement fraction and a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) fraction selected from the group consisting of slags, natural pozzolans, glass, bottom ash, and non-pozzolanic materials, the fine interground particulate component having a first d90 less than about 45 ?m and a first d10 less than about 5 ?m; and
a coarse particulate component comprised of coarse SCM particles not interground with the fine interground particulate component, the coarse particulate component having a second d90 greater than the first d90 and a second d10 greater than the first d10.

US Pat. No. 10,499,289

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A communication system comprising:a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Core Network (CN);
a plurality of cellular Base Stations (BS);
a 3GPP Home Node-B GateWay (HNB-GW); and
a Communication Device (CD) including:
a User Equipment (UE) entity;
a Communication Apparatus (CA) comprising multi-layered protocol stacks for implementing 3GPP control plane functionality, user plane functionality and management functionality, wherein the CA transforms a 3GPP Home Node-B (HNB) into a mobile or location independent portable entity, and wherein said CA includes:
a Terminal Equipment Protocol Stacks (TE) entity, wherein said TE includes a Transport Layer (TrL) entity, wherein said TE includes computer readable code providing an equivalent radio functionality of a 3GPP User Equipment (UE), without using a physical radio entity;
an Access Termination Protocol Stacks (AT) entity, wherein said AT includes said TrL entity, and wherein said AT includes computer readable code providing an equivalent radio functionality of a 3GPP HNB, without using a physical radio entity;
wherein said TrL entity provides a Ui Interface between said TE and said AT entities, wherein said Ui is a Point-to-Point (PTP) Non-Wireless Interface, implemented by an Inter Process Communication (IPC), having computer readable code providing an equivalent Uu Air Interface functionality, wherein said Uu Interface interfacing said 3GPP Physical Radios;
a Network Termination Protocol Stacks (NT) entity, wherein said NT includes computer readable code providing an equivalent network functionality of a 3GPP HNB; and
an Inter-Working Function (IWF) layer, wherein said IWF layer provides relay and translation functionalities between said AT and said NT; and
a physical (W)LAN entity for supporting said NT, wherein said (W)LAN includes a Local Area Network (LAN) adapter, or a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) adapter;
wherein said CD interconnects to the CN by interconnecting said TE and said AT over said Ui interface, then interconnecting said AT and said NT using said IWF, then interconnecting said NT to the HNB-GW over a 3GPP Iuh interface, using an Internet Protocol Network (IP NW) through said (W)LAN,
wherein said CD interconnects to the CN by interconnecting said UE to the BS over a Uu air interface,
wherein said TE and said UE appear as mirror image entities as reflected to the CN, andwherein said CD provides a Seamless Session Transfer (SST) between said BS using said UE, and said CA using said TE.

US Pat. No. 10,498,749

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-VEHICLE NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A system comprising:an anomaly detection circuit configured to:
obtain one or more network messages from one or more communication buses of a vehicle, wherein the one or more network messages describe one or more events associated with the vehicle; and
detect whether at least some of the one or more events constitute an anomaly based on predefined rules to provide detected anomaly event data,
wherein the anomaly detection circuit is configured to detect whether at least some of the one or more events constitute an anomaly based on the predefined rules by determining whether a given network message associated with a given event is visible on a network of the vehicle, and
wherein the anomaly detection circuit is configured to detect an anomaly when the network message is determined to be visible on the network of the vehicle;
a resident log generation circuit configured to:
obtain the detected anomaly event data; and
generate one or more resident incident logs based on the detected anomaly event data, wherein the one or more resident incident logs comprise metadata associated with one or more detected anomalous events; and
a transmitted log generation circuit configured to:
obtain the one or more resident incident logs;
generate one or more transmitted incident logs based on the one or more resident incident logs, wherein each of the one or more transmitted incident logs corresponds to a resident incident log; and
transmit the one or more transmitted incident logs to a computer system remote from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,498,539

DETERRING INFORMATION COPYING INCLUDING DETERRENCE OF CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING

International Business Ma...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of security instrument media, each security instrument medium of the plurality of security instrument media used to produce a security instrument;
an encoding device comprising:
a processor; and
a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied in the computer readable storage medium, wherein when the computer readable program code is executed by the processor, the encoding device configured to:
mark onto each security instrument medium of the plurality of security instrument media a unique matter serial number, wherein each security instrument medium is associated with a unique watermark serial number incorporated within the security instrument medium as a watermark, wherein each unique watermark serial number uniquely identifies the security instrument medium of a given security instrument within which the unique watermark serial number is incorporated, wherein each unique matter serial number uniquely identifies the given security instrument created from the security instrument medium onto which the unique matter serial number is marked;
for the given security instrument, combine the unique watermark serial number incorporated within the security instrument medium of the given security instrument and the unique matter serial number marked onto the security instrument medium of the given security instrument to create a unique combined serial number;
create a digital signature by encoding the unique combined serial number using a private key of a public/private key pair; and
an imprinting device, wherein the imprinting device is configured to imprint the digital signature on the security instrument medium of the given security instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,498,114

ARC RESISTANT DOOR WITH MULTI-LATCH SYSTEM

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system comprising:a door frame surrounding an opening in a power electronics enclosure;
a door pivotably coupled to the door frame via a hinge mechanism on one side of the door; and
a door latching system, comprising:
a handle;
first and second linkages coupled to and extending from the handle in opposite directions;
a first rod coupled to and oriented perpendicular to the first linkage, wherein the first rod extends from the first linkage in a direction away from the hinge mechanism;
a first latching system comprising a component disposed on the first rod and a complementary component connected to a first edge of the door frame opposite the hinge mechanism;
a second rod coupled to and oriented perpendicular to the second linkage, wherein the second rod extends from the second linkage in the direction away from the hinge mechanism;
a second latching system comprising a component disposed on the second rod and a complementary component connected to the first edge of the door frame opposite the hinge mechanism;
a first linkage mechanism coupling the first rod to the first linkage such that axial movement of the first linkage away from the handle in a first direction causes linear movement of the first rod in the direction away from the hinge mechanism; and
a second linkage mechanism coupling the second rod to the second linkage such that axial movement of the second linkage away from the handle in a second direction causes linear movement of the second rod in the direction away from the hinge mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,498,057

CLIP-TYPE CONTACTOR AND PROTECTIVE APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A clip-type contactor comprising:a bent-shaped body having an elastic force and configured to come into electric contact with a conductor of an electronic device;
an elastic restriction part configured to extend from an upper side of the bent-shaped body to a lower side of the bent-shaped body to restrict movement of the body;
a supporter configured to form an accommodation part having a space, the space positioned below the lower side of the bent-shaped body and capable of having a functional element positioned therein, the functional element configured to protect a user or an inner circuit and be mounted on a circuit board,
wherein the supporter is mounted on the circuit board and vertically extends from an edge of the lower side of the bent-shaped body and becomes sidewalls of the accommodation part.

US Pat. No. 10,497,113

TARGET-SPECIFIC DOSE AND SCATTER ESTIMATION IN CT IMAGES

Elekta AB (publ), Stockh...

1. A method performed by at least one processor for processing a plurality of x-ray projection images of a subject, the method comprising a plurality of operations including:reconstructing the projection images to yield a volume reconstruction, wherein the plurality of projection images comprises at least a first subset of projection images and a second subset of projection images not included in the first subset;
segmenting the reconstructed volume by assigning a material type to each voxel;
estimating a first set of scatter images corresponding to the first subset of the projection images by:
calculating probabilistic predictions of interactions of x-rays with the subject using a Monte Carlo process;
determining a first threshold for completing the Monte Carlo process, wherein the first threshold represents a first number of photons for which to simulate scatter;
determining a second threshold for completing the Monte Carlo process, wherein the second threshold represents a second number of photons for which to simulate scatter, the second number of photons being lower than the first number of photons;
interrupting the Monte Carlo process when the process reaches the second threshold; and
applying a low pass spatial filter to the estimated scatter images;
estimating a second set of scatter images corresponding to the second subset of projection images, based on an interpolation from the first set of scatter images; and
subtracting, for each projection image, the corresponding scatter image to yield a corrected projection image.

US Pat. No. 10,496,688

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INFERRING SCHEDULE PATTERNS USING ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES OF NODE PROFILES

PEOPLE.AI, INC., San Fra...

1. A method comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, data of a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via a plurality of electronic accounts associated with a plurality of data source providers;
identifying, by the one or more processors, for a node profile maintained by the one or more processors, a first set of electronic activities sent from or received by at least one electronic account linked to the node profile within a first time period;
identifying, by the one or more processors, for each electronic activity of the first set of electronic activities, a timestamp at which the electronic activity was sent or received;
generating, by the one or more processors, for each time interval within the first time period, a first temporal distribution of electronic activity for the time interval based on respective timestamps of each electronic activity of the set of electronic activities within the time interval;
determining, by the one or more processors, an electronic activity pattern based on the temporal distribution of electronic activity for each time interval within the first time period;
identifying, by the one or more processors, based on the electronic activity pattern, a first region of the electronic activity pattern satisfying a region identification policy;
storing, by the one or more processors in one or more data structures, an association between the first region and the node profile;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a second set of electronic activities sent from or received by the at least one electronic account linked with the node profile within a second time period;
generating, by the one or more processors, for a second time interval within the second time period, a second temporal distribution of electronic activity for the second time interval based on respective timestamps of each electronic activity of the second set of electronic activities within the second time interval;
determining, by the one or more processors, responsive to comparing the second temporal distribution to the determined electronic activity pattern for the node profile, that the second temporal distribution satisfies an event condition detection policy for detecting an event condition; and
storing, by the one or more processors, in the one or more data structures, an association between the node profile and the event condition.

US Pat. No. 10,496,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for automatic configuration of a computing device, the method comprising:collecting, by a hardware processor, in an electronic database, device information of a plurality of computing devices and user information associated with operation of the plurality of computing devices;
analyzing, by the hardware processor, the device information and the user information to generate at least one usage pattern associated with the plurality of computing devices;
comparing, by the hardware processor, new device information and new user information of a new computing device with the at least one usage pattern associated with the plurality of computing devices to identify an optimal configuration for the new computing device;
generating installation instructions and configurations for system settings and software based on the optimal configuration; and
configuring, by the hardware processor, system settings of the new computing device based on the generated installation instructions and configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,495,608

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING WEAKENING OF THE ADHESION STRENGTH BETWEEN STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

9. A system for detecting weakening of adhesion strength between two or more joint surfaces of two or more structural elements, comprising:one or more Load Pins (LPs), wherein the one or more LPs are inserted through the two or more structural elements, perpendicular to the two or more joint surfaces and wherein a shear load initially sensed by the LPs is substantially zero; and
a controller configured to:
upon receiving from the one or more LPs a substantially non-zero shear load value,
detect the weakening of the adhesion strength between the two or more joint surfaces.
US Pat. No. 10,493,095

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING JOINTS

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A composition for treating a joint, comprising:an injectable formulation comprising hyaluronic acid (HA), glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate, and the injectable formulation having a pH in the range of about 3-5.
US Pat. No. 10,494,669

NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF GRAFT REJECTION IN ORGAN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of detecting donor-specific circulating cell-free nucleic acids in a heart transplant recipient, the method comprising:(a) genotyping a heart transplant donor to obtain a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profile of said heart transplant donor;
(b) genotyping a heart transplant recipient to obtain a SNP profile of the heart transplant recipient;
(c) obtaining a biological sample from said heart transplant recipient after said heart transplant recipient has received a heart transplant from said heart transplant donor, wherein said biological sample is selected from the group consisting of blood, serum and plasma, and wherein said biological sample comprises circulating cell-free nucleic acids from said heart transplant;
(d) performing one or more quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reactions on said circulating cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid obtained from said biological sample from said heart transplant recipient, wherein said one or more quantitative PCR reactions amplify at least 10 different deoxyribonucleic acid targets, and wherein said at least 10 different deoxyribonucleic acid targets comprise at least 10 informative SNPs; and
(e) quantifying an amount of heart transplant-derived circulating cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid from said heart transplant using markers distinguishable between said heart transplant recipient and said heart transplant donor, wherein said markers distinguishable between said heart transplant recipient and said heart transplant donor are said at least 10 informative SNPs, wherein said quantified amount of heart transplant-derived circulating cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid from said heart transplant using markers distinguishable between said heart transplant recipient and said donor comprises at least 0.03% of the total circulating cell free deoxyribonucleic acid from said biological sample from said heart transplant recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,499,465

HIGH FREQUENCY MULTI-VOLTAGE AND MULTI-BRIGHTNESS LED LIGHTING DEVICES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A lighting system powered by an AC voltage source, the lighting system comprising:a high-frequency AC driver configured to receive at least two different AC forward voltages and having an AC voltage input and an AC voltage output, the AC voltage input being one of the at least two different AC forward voltages, the AC voltage output being a relatively constant frequency, wherein the relatively constant frequency is substantially higher than a frequency of the AC voltage input;
a bridge rectifier connected to an output of the high-frequency AC driver that provides a rectified AC voltage output;
a semiconductor device connected to the bridge rectifier that regulates voltage and current of the rectified AC voltage output;
at least two LED circuits each of which has at least two LEDs connected in series, electrically connected to an output of the semiconductor device; and
the at least two LED circuits connected to the AC voltage output of the high-frequency AC driver in either a series relationship or a parallel relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,499,322

METHOD OF ANALYZING PROFILE OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINT AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZING SAME

SHANGHAI LIANSHANG NETWOR...

1. A method for analyzing a profile of a wireless access point, comprising:obtaining access point related information about a wireless access point;
determining, according to the access point related information, profile information about the wireless access point, including:
determining, according to the access point related information and in combination with an attribute type corresponding to the access point related information, profile information about the wireless access point, wherein the profile information comprises profile label information corresponding to the attribute type; and
if the attribute type corresponding to the access point related information comprises the terminal expansion attribute corresponding to the wireless access point, determining, according to the access point related information, position information about the wireless access point as profile label information corresponding to the terminal expansion attribute.

US Pat. No. 10,498,302

ANALOG SIGNAL AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL OVER COPPER PAIRS

Positron Access Solutions...

1. Apparatus to automatically adjust an analog signal transmitted over a twisted pair of telephone lines between a first end that is a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM), and a second end, wherein signaling between the first end and the second end is in a downstream direction, and wherein signaling between the second end and the first end is in an upstream direction, comprising:an amplifier positioned in each respective downstream or upstream direction that receives the analog signal from a respective first or second end, calibrates the analog signal to generate a calibrated analog signal, and transmits the calibrated analog signal in the respective downstream or upstream direction; and
a control mechanism associated with each amplifier and including a sensing circuit, the control mechanism operative during a train mode carried out between the DSLAM and the second end, thereby establishing a link there-between enabling a subsequent data transfer between the DSLAM and the second end, the control mechanism configured to receive the calibrated analog signal from the amplifier and to sense whether the calibrated analog signal is within a specified amplitude range associated with a receiver at the respective second end or first end, and, responsive to a determination that the calibrated analog signal is not within the specified amplitude range either because the calibrated analog signal is below a minimum reference voltage as compared to a first summing node or above a maximum reference voltage as compared to a second summing node, to determine and generate a control signal, the control mechanism also including a control circuit that receives the control signal and, responsive to the control signal, selects an amount of gain of the amplifier to use, thereby completing a synchronization process for the establishment of the link between the DSLAM and the second end during the train mode;
wherein the control mechanism positioned in the downstream direction selects the amount of gain of its associated amplifier while the control mechanism positioned in the upstream direction concurrently selects the amount of gain of its associated amplifier, wherein such gain amount selection occurring only during the train mode;
wherein at least one of the first and second summing nodes has a discharge time that is configured so that the control mechanism ignores any gaps in the calibrated analog signal while selecting the amount of gain.

US Pat. No. 10,497,148

SKIN UNDERTONE DETERMINING METHOD AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A skin undertone determining method, comprising:obtaining a first image;
obtaining a first parameter value and a second parameter value in a first color space according to the first image;
obtaining a third parameter value in a second color space according to the first image; and
determining a skin undertone of skin in the first image according to the first parameter value, the second parameter value, and the third parameter value,
wherein the step of obtaining the first image comprises:
obtaining a second image, wherein the second image comprises a face and neck of a human body;
defining a plurality of reference points in a border of the face and neck in the second image;
selecting a first reference point in the reference points, wherein a coordinate of the first reference point in a first direction is less than coordinates of other reference points in the reference points in the first direction;
determining a position of a baseline in the second image according to the coordinate of the first reference point in the first direction and a predetermined offset, wherein a coordinate of the baseline in the first direction is less than the coordinate of the first reference point in the first direction;
determining a feature area in the second image according to the reference points and the baseline; and
obtaining the first image according to the feature area.

US Pat. No. 10,495,829

POSITIONING OF AN OPTICAL BEAM TO MITIGATE HYSTERESIS

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNI...

1. A device for positioning of an optical beam, comprising:a housing;
at least four prisms aligned for passing the optical beam therethrough, each of the at least four prisms being rotatable relative to the housing;
the at least four prisms comprising at least two sets of at least two prisms;
each of the at least two sets of the at least two prisms comprising a Risely prism pair having an axis of rotation;
the respective axes of rotation for at least two of the Risely prism pairs being collinear or in parallel;
each of the Risely prism pairs being translatable relative to each other; and
one or more positioners engaged with the Risely prism pairs, the one or more positioners being controllable to rotate the at least four prisms and/or to translate the Risely prism pairs, where rotation of the at least four prisms or translation of the Risely prism pairs adjusts a position and an angle of the optical beam passed therethrough relative to an x-y plane.

US Pat. No. 10,495,600

FERROCENE LABELS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ASSAY AND THEIR USE IN ANALYTICAL METHODS

Atlas Genetics Limited, ...

4. A compound of formula

US Pat. No. 10,494,866

SWIMMING POOL LADDER WITH AUTOMATIC LIFT MECHANISM

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A ladder assembly comprising:a fixed portion including a first left upright, a first right upright cooperating with the first left upright to define a first lateral gap, and at least one fixed ladder step spanning the first lateral gap;
a moveable ladder support including a second left upright and a second right upright respectively cooperating with the first left upright and the first right upright to form a space sized to receive a wall of a bathing enclosure between the moveable ladder support and the fixed portion;
a moveable ladder slidably coupled to at least one of the second left upright and the second right upright, the moveable ladder including a left support rod and a right support rod defining a second lateral gap and at least one moveable ladder step spanning the second lateral gap;
the moveable ladder moveable along at least one of the second left upright and the second right upright between a safety configuration, in which the at least one moveable ladder step is positioned in at a first elevation, and a ladder configuration, in which the at least one moveable ladder step is positioned in at a second elevation lower than the first elevation; and
a lock device including a buckle and a biasing element urging the buckle into a locking configuration in which the buckle engages the moveable ladder in the safety configuration, the buckle moveable against the urging of the biasing element into a disengaged configuration in which the buckle disengages from the moveable ladder such that the moveable ladder is free to move from the safety configuration to the ladder configuration;
a foot stand coupled to a lower end of at least one of the second left upright and the second right upright, wherein the foot stand comprises:
an aperture sized to receive one of the second left upright and the second right upright; and
a locking receiver sized to receive one of the left and right support rods of the moveable ladder, the locking receiver configured to selectively lock the respective support rod into place to selectively prevent movement of the moveable ladder from the ladder configuration toward the safety configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,494,043

MULTI-STRAND FLAT TOP CONVEYOR

Automatic Systems, Inc., ...

1. A vehicle production assembly comprises a conveyor system configured to support a vehicle, wherein the conveyor system comprises:a first side conveyor chain positioned on a first side of the conveyor system and extending in a longitudinal direction such that the first side conveyor chain is translatable in the longitudinal direction;
a second side conveyor chain positioned on a second side of the conveyor system, wherein the second side conveyor chain is laterally aligned with the first side conveyor chain such that the second side conveyor chain extends in the longitudinal direction and is translatable in the longitudinal direction; and
two or more interior conveyor chains positioned between the first side conveyor and the second side conveyor, wherein the two or more interior conveyor chains are laterally aligned with the first and second side conveyor chains such that the two or more interior conveyor chains extend in the longitudinal direction and are translatable in the longitudinal direction, wherein the two or more interior conveyors are positioned relative to each other along the longitudinal direction to provide at least one opening between the two or more interior conveyors in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,499,189

COMMUNICATION OF DATA RELATING TO ENDPOINT DEVICES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method performed by a first device, comprising:intercepting a first communication that is destined for a second device or that is originating from the second device but is not destined for the first device, the first communication requesting data relating to a third device or indicative of data determined by and relating to the third device;
generating one or more resources relating to the third device;
collecting state data for the one or more resources, the state data having been determined by one or more devices, the one or more devices including the at least one of the first device or one or more fourth devices;
subsequent to said intercepting, generating a second communication destined for the second device, wherein the second communication is indicative of data relating to the third device that was determined by at least one of the first device or the one or more fourth devices, wherein the second communication is indicative of state data that was determined by the at least one of the first device or the one or more fourth devices and that was collected; and
sending the second communication.

US Pat. No. 10,498,606

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NEIGHBOR-ACKNOWLEDGED GRACEFUL INSERTION/REMOVAL PROTOCOL

CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC., S...

1. A system comprising:one or more network ports;
a processor; and
a memory having instructions stored, thereon, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a request to enter the system into a maintenance mode;
in response to the received request:
transmit, via at least one of the one or more network ports, to one or more first network devices including a first network device, a first Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) message associated with entry of the system into the maintenance mode, wherein each of the one or more first network devices is receiving data and control traffic from, and transmitting data and control traffic to, the system, wherein the first LLDP message is transported via a standard transport layer to the each of the one or more first network devices, and wherein the system is isolated from each of the one or more first network devices when in the maintenance mode;
transmit, to one or more second network devices including a second network device, the first LLDP message, wherein each of the one or more second network devices is receiving data and control traffic from, and transmitting data and control traffic to, the system, and
receive a second LLDP message from the each of the one or more first network devices to which the first LLDP messages were sent, wherein each second LLDP message comprises an acknowledgement by a given network device of the each of the one or more first network devices that the system is entering into the maintenance mode, wherein each second LLDP message is received via the standard transport layer from the each of the one or more first network devices, wherein receipt of the second LLDP message by the given network device causes two or more protocol interfaces operating at the given network device to isolate itself from the system;
enter the system into the maintenance mode upon receipt of the second LLDP message from each of the one or more second network devices to which the first LLDP messages were sent, wherein the step of entering the system into the maintenance mode comprises disabling a plurality of network interfaces of the system after a determination of the second LLDP messages having been received from each of the one or more first network devices,
wherein each of the one or more first network devices comprises a first configuration of one or more one or more forwarding protocols, wherein each of the one or more second network devices comprises a second configuration of one or more forwarding protocols, and wherein the one or more forwarding protocols of the first configuration is different from the one or more forwarding protocols of the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,497,366

HYBRID LEARNING SYSTEM FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. An agent automation system, comprising:a memory configured to store an intent/entity model and a natural language understanding (NLU) framework, wherein the intent/entity model associates defined intents with sample utterances, and wherein the sample utterances encode defined entities as parameters of the defined intents within the intent/entity model; and
a processor configured to execute instructions of the NLU framework to cause the agent automation system to perform actions comprising:
generating a meaning representation from an annotated utterance tree of an utterance by combining a plurality of vectors of the annotated utterance tree using stored coefficients to calculate a respective subtree vector for each intent subtree of the annotated utterance tree, wherein each of the plurality of vectors is associated with a particular node or subtree that depends from each intent subtree, wherein the stored coefficients provide focus, attention, and magnification (FAM) to the calculation of each respective subtree vector, and wherein the meaning representation has a tree structure that indicates a syntactic structure of the utterance and has one or more subtree vectors indicating a semantic meaning of one or more intent subtrees of the meaning representation;
searching the meaning representation of the utterance against an understanding model to extract intents and entities of the utterance based on the one or more subtree vectors of the meaning representation, wherein the understanding model comprises a plurality of meaning representations derived from the sample utterances of the intent/entity model; and
providing the intents and entities of the utterance to a behavior engine (BE) of the agent automation system, wherein the BE is configured to perform one or more actions in response to the intents and entities of the utterance.

US Pat. No. 10,496,588

METHOD FOR COUPLING A BUS SYSTEM OF AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A method for operating a bus system of an automation system, the bus system comprising an Ethernet-based network and a coupler and a local ring bus and a local bus user, the method comprising:receiving an Ethernet telegram via the Ethernet-based network at the coupler, the Ethernet telegram having an identifier identifying a fieldbus protocol type, the Ethernet telegram having process data, conforming to the fieldbus protocol, for the local bus user;
acquiring the process data and the identifier from the Ethernet telegram by the coupler;
generating a local bus telegram by the coupler, the local bus telegram having a local-bus-specific local bus header and a local bus payload section;
inserting the process data together with the identifier into the local bus telegram by the coupler; and
transmitting the local bus telegram from the coupler to the local bus user,
wherein the local bus protocol used with the local bus telegram differs from the fieldbus protocol used on the Ethernet-based network.

US Pat. No. 10,495,961

PROJECTION MAPPING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A light emitting system comprising:a light emission apparatus spatially separated from a receiving panel, the light emission apparatus comprising a processor in data communication with a first light source and a computer memory, the computer memory comprising machine readable instructions that when effected by the processor, perform the following steps:
(a) activate the first light source to emit a first light wave in the direction of the receiving panel at an emission angle ?1;
(b) determine a distance D1 between the receiving panel and the light emission apparatus;
(c) determine a first edge of the receiving panel;
(d) determine a first receiving location of the first light wave on the receiving panel;
(e) determine a distance D2 between the first edge of the receiving panel and the first receiving location;
(f) adjust the first light source based on the distances D1, D2, and the emission angle ?1; and
(g) activate the first light source to emit an adjusted first light wave in the direction of the receiving panel.

US Pat. No. 10,495,884

VISUAL PERCEPTION ENHANCEMENT OF DISPLAYED COLOR SYMBOLOGY

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A method for enhancing the visual perception of augmented reality presentation, the method comprising the procedures of:detecting the location of a user, with a location measurement unit;
detecting the line-of-sight (LOS) of the user, with a line-of-sight detector;
determining a background environment viewed by the user through a see-through head-mounted display (HMD), based on at least the detected location and the detected LOS;
determining at least one color-attribute of the background environment at a background location corresponding to a LOS of the user, the color-attribute determined using information obtained from at least another see-through HMD viewed by another respective user present at the background location prior to the user;
comparing the determined color-attribute of the background environment at the background location with at least one color-attribute of a foreground supplementary image of a symbol, a text, or graphic or visual imagery, to be displayed on the HMD overlaid onto the view of the background environment at the background location; and
when an incompatibility condition is detected between the determined color-attribute of the background environment and the color-attribute of the foreground supplementary image, adjusting at least one visual parameter of the supplementary image in a manner that minimizes the incompatibility condition, and displaying the supplementary image with the adjusted visual parameter on the HMD at the background location.

US Pat. No. 10,495,759

GPS SPOOFING DETECTION TECHNIQUES

The Mitre Corporation, M...

1. A method, comprising:providing, by a hardware processor of an error detection unit, a plurality of anti-spoofing techniques, wherein the plurality of anti-spoofing techniques detect interference with data provided by a first navigation device and a second navigation device for a plurality of threat situations, wherein each of the first navigation device and the second navigation device receives global positioning data from a plurality of global positioning data sources;
comparing, by the hardware processor of the error detection unit, received positioning characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device with surveyed-in positioning characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device,
wherein the received positioning characteristics include a distance measurement representing a difference between a spatial position of the first navigation device as determined by the plurality of global positioning data sources and a spatial position of the second navigation device as determined by the plurality of global positioning data sources, the distance measurement being determined by the hardware processor of the error detection unit, and
wherein the surveyed-in positioning characteristics include a known distance between the first navigation device and the second navigation device;
comparing, by the hardware processor of the error detection unit, received timing characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device with surveyed-in timing characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device,
wherein the received timing characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device are received from a first clock source, and
wherein the surveyed-in timing characteristics associated with the first navigation device and the second navigation device are received from a second clock source different from the first dock source,
identifying, by the hardware processor of the error detection unit, a threat situation based on the comparing of the received positioning characteristics and the surveyed-in positioning characteristics and the comparing of the received positioning characteristics and the serve red-in timing characteristics,
wherein the threat situation is identified when a difference between the distance measurement and the known distance between the first navigation device and the second navigation device falls below a predetermined threshold; and
executing, by the hardware processor of the error detection unit, one or more of the anti-spoofing techniques based on the identified threat situation, wherein multiple anti-spoofing techniques can be executed substantially in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,495,466

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A VEHICLE RELATIVE TO A STOPPING POINT

SIEMENS MOBILITY, INC., ...

1. A system for determining a location of a vehicle relative to a stopping point, the system comprising:a vehicle of an underground transportation system; and
a user interface device comprising a memory device storing a computer program with executable instructions, the computer program comprising first executable instructions to detect a vehicle brake application of the vehicle and second executable instructions to detect audio data emitted by the vehicle, the first and second executable instructions being performed to determine a location of the vehicle relative to a designated stopping point of the vehicle, wherein the user interface device comprises at least one accelerometer for acquiring acceleration data of the vehicle, the first executable instruction comprising a first algorithm adapted to collect and store the acceleration data of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,495,032

SHIP PROPULSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SHIP PROPULSION SYSTEM

Fuelsave GmbH, Walldorf ...

1. A ship propulsion system, comprisingan internal combustion engine for propelling a ship,
wherein the internal combustion engine has a combustion chamber for burning a fossil fuel,
an electrolysis chamber for producing hydrogen gas and oxygen gas,
a turbocharger,
a supply line, which is designed so that a gas mixture can be conveyed via a compressor of the turbocharger to the combustion chamber, the gas mixture including at least a part of the hydrogen gas and the oxygen gas,
a vacuum pump for drawing off the hydrogen gas and the oxygen gas from the electrolysis chamber,
a gasification tank with volatile organic compounds received therein, and
an air supply for supplying compressed air into the gasification tank, and in addition to the turbocharger there is an air compressor for pumping air into the gasification tank,
wherein the gas mixture, which is guided via the supply line and the turbo charger to the combustion chamber, also includes gasified organic compounds from the gasification tank.

US Pat. No. 10,493,343

APPARATUS FOR PLAYING A GAME AND METHOD

1. An apparatus for playing a game, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of channels disposed adjacent each other along a width axis of the apparatus, each of the plurality of channels extending along a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the width axis and configured to hold and display a column of spherical game-pieces, each of the plurality of channels having an upper end and a lower end, each upper end configured to individually receive at least one of the spherical game-pieces, each lower end configured to support a respective column of spherical game-pieces by preventing passage of a bottom game-piece from a respective channel along the width axis, the longitudinal axis, and a depth axis perpendicular to the width axis and at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis;
a funnel affixed to the plurality of channels and configured to receive a thrown spherical game-piece and to direct the thrown spherical game-piece into the upper end of one of the plurality of channels; and
a base stand operably connected to the plurality of channels and configured to rest upon a horizontal surface and to retain the plurality of channels at the acute angle relative to the horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,493,152

ADALIMUMAB FORMULATIONS

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. An aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) 45-55 mg/mL adalimumab;
(b) a histidine buffering agent or histidine buffer system;
(c) 100-250 mM sorbitol; and
(d) 0.05 mg/mL to 1.5 mg/mL Polysorbate 20 and Polysorbate 80;wherein the composition:has a pH between 5.0 and 6.7;
is free of amino acids other than histidine; and
is free of phosphate buffering agents; and
comprises at most one sugar stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,024

VIDEO PROJECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A modular video projector system comprising:a plurality of light engine modules comprising at least one light source;
an optical engine module housed in a separate packaging than the plurality of light engine modules; and
a light guide configured to connect the plurality of light engine modules and the optical engine module and to transmit light from the plurality of light engine modules to the optical engine module;
wherein the optical engine module is configured to:
receive video data provided by video processing electronics;
receive via the light guide light provided by the plurality of light engine modules;
modulate the light provided by the plurality of light engine modules based on the video data provided by the video processing electronics; and
project the modulated light.

US Pat. No. 10,498,200

DRIVE DEVICE

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. A drive device, comprising:an electric motor, and
a first receiving area and a second receiving area formed on a B-side of the electric motor, the first and second receiving areas being thermally two receiving areas decoupled from one another by a thermal isolation, such that during the operation of the electric motor a first temperature zone can be formed in the first receiving area and a second temperature zone can be formed in the second receiving area,
wherein a heat shield having a section projecting into the first receiving area is formed, the heat shield being thermally coupled to the second receiving area, such that the second temperature zone can be lengthened into the first receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,497,590

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HANDLING UNIT

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An electronic component handling unit comprising:a main body;
a rotating shaft attached to the main body; and
a flip head attached to the rotating shaft and in which a plurality of pickup nozzles adsorbing and holding semiconductor dice are disposed in a straight line, wherein
the plurality of pickup nozzles are arranged in a first arrangement direction or a second arrangement direction, and the first arrangement direction and the second arrangement direction are respectively inclined by about 45° with respect to a direction in which the rotating shaft extends.

US Pat. No. 10,492,487

VITRIFICATION-CRYOPRESERVATION IMPLEMENT FOR CELLS OR TISSUES

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A jig for vitrification cryopreservation of cell or tissue, comprising:a metallic support without a hole or an internal cavity portion, wherein the metallic support is shaped in thin-plate or sheet form with a flat surface; and
a vitrification solution absorber including an adhesion layer and a vitrification solution-absorbing layer on the metallic support in the order from the side closer to the metallic support, wherein the adhesion layer and the vitrification solution-absorbing layer are provided within the flat surface of the metallic support.

US Pat. No. 10,492,368

GRAIN CART WITH FOLDING AUGER

Unverferth Manufacturing ...

1. A grain cart comprising:a wheeled frame;
a container mounted on said frame and configured to hold a quantity of grain, said container having front, rear and laterally opposed side walls;
a folding auger assembly having upper and lower auger assembly portions connected by a joint assembly, said lower auger assembly portion having a lower auger housing with first and second ends and a lower auger portion rotatably disposed in said lower auger housing, and said upper auger assembly portion having an upper auger housing with first and second ends and an upper auger portion rotatably disposed in said upper auger housing;
wherein said first end of said lower auger housing has an intake in communication with said container to receive grain and said second end of said lower auger housing is disposed adjacent a forward corner of said container where said front wall intersects one of said laterally opposed side walls;
wherein said first end of said upper auger housing is disposed adjacent said second end of said lower auger housing and said second end of said upper auger housing has a discharge opening to discharge grain from said container;
wherein said joint assembly defines a pivot axis about which said upper auger assembly portion is pivotable relative to said lower auger assembly portion between an operating position in which said first end of said upper auger housing abuts said second end of said lower auger housing to permit grain to be discharged from said container and a transport position in which said upper auger assembly portion extends along a wall of said container to facilitate transporting said grain cart;
wherein a longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion extends upwardly, forwardly, and laterally outward relative to said forward corner of said container and wherein a longitudinal axis of said upper auger assembly portion is oriented at an angular offset relative to said longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion in said operating position, wherein said angular offset includes a laterally outward component so that said upper auger assembly portion extends laterally outward relative to said longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion thereby increasing side reach of said upper auger assembly portion;
wherein said upper auger assembly portion includes a first auger coupling portion and said lower auger assembly portion includes a second auger coupling portion, and wherein at least one of said first and second auger coupling portions is angularly offset from a longitudinal axis of at least one of said upper and lower auger housings and connected to a joint that allows the transfer of rotational motion through an angle;
wherein said first auger coupling portion is configured to releasably engage with said second auger coupling portion in said operating position, and said first auger coupling portion is configured to disengage from said second auger coupling portion; and
wherein said joint transmits rotational forces through said angular offset when said first and second auger coupling portions are releasably engaged in said operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,498,545

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED BROADBAND DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT POWERING

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. An upstream service disconnect unit, the upstream service disconnect unit comprising:a processor;
a relay control; and
a switching relay coupled to a upstream service delivery unit, a first end of an electrical conductor span, and a access network distribution point unit that is coupled to an optical fiber network, wherein a second end of the electrical conductor span is coupled to a customer premises equipment DSL modem;
wherein the upstream service disconnect unit is configured to energize the processor, the relay control, and the switching relay and to operate the switching relay to couple the electrical conductor span with the access network distribution point unit by tapping power of a trigger signal drawn from the electrical conductor span.

US Pat. No. 10,498,221

MULTI-MODE ENERGY ROUTER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A power conversion system comprising:a functional block of power electronics comprising a triple half-bridge architecture, wherein the functional block has a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a first set of switches disposed between the first side of the functional block and an AC power component, wherein the first set of switches selectively couples the AC power component to the first side of the functional block;
a second set of switches disposed between the first side of the functional block and a first DC power component, wherein the second set of switches selectively couples the first DC power component to the first side of the functional block;
a third set of switches disposed between the second side of the functional block and the first DC power component, wherein the third set of switches selectively couples the first DC power component to the second side of the functional block;
a fourth set of switches disposed between the second side of the functional block and a second DC power component, wherein the fourth set of switches selectively couples the second DC power component to the second side of the functional block; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the power electronics of the functional block and to the first, second, third, and fourth sets of switches, wherein the controller is configured to control the functional block to selectively convert power between the AC power component and the first DC power component, to convert power between the AC power component and the second DC power component, and to convert power between the first DC power component and the second DC power component.

US Pat. No. 10,498,194

HEAT DISSIPATING FAN HAVING A CENTRAL TUBE HAVING AN ANNULAR PLATE FORMING A STOPPING PORTION AND A BEARING UNIT HAVING A BEARING AND AN OIL SEAL COMPRISING A SINGLE MEMBER

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A heat dissipating fan comprising:a base having a central tube, the central tube formed at a center of the base and extending upward from the center of the base, the central tube defining a receiving hole extending along an axial direction of the central tube, the receiving hole defining a first receiving portion, a second receiving portion, and a third receiving portion arranged along the axial direction of the central tube and extending upward from the base, an inner diameter of the first receiving portion being less than an inner diameter of the second receiving portion, a first supporting portion defined on the first receiving portion, the inner diameter of the second receiving portion being less than an inner diameter of the third receiving portion, a second supporting portion being defined on the second receiving portion, an annular plate formed on the central tube and extending from a top end of the central tube in the axial direction, an inner diameter of the annular plate being less than the inner diameter of the third receiving portion, a stopping portion defined under the annular plate;
a stator arranged on the base and around the central tube;
a rotor rotatably connected to the stator; and
a bearing unit received in the central tube of the base, the bearing unit defining a bearing and an oil seal, the bearing and the oil seal comprise a single member, an external diameter of the bearing being less than an external diameter of the oil seal, an abutting portion defined under the oil seal, and the oil seal of the bearing unit positioned between the second supporting portion of the second receiving portion of the central tube and the stopping portion of the annular plate of the central tube.

US Pat. No. 10,495,672

FRAMEWORK FOR FAULT DETECTION AND LOCALIZATION IN POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Aclara Technologies LLC, ...

1. A system for detecting faults in a power distribution network, the power distribution network comprising a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of transmission lines, the system comprising:one or more sensing devices coupled to the power distribution network, the sensing devices receiving stochastic data from the power distribution network representative of a power state of each of the plurality of nodes and whether each of the plurality of transmission lines is faulted;
a memory device coupled to the one or more sensing devices, the memory device comprising a data management module, the data management module storing the stochastic data received by the one or more sensing devices;
a processing device coupled to the memory device, the processing device comprising a processor configured to execute a probabilistic fault detection application, the probabilistic fault detection application including a query module, a fault probability estimation module, a reporting module, and a feedback module, wherein the probabilistic fault detection application comprises processor executable instructions stored on the memory device, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, configure the processor for:
retrieving, via the query module, the received stochastic data from the memory device, wherein the retrieved stochastic data comprises the power state of each of the plurality of nodes and whether each of the plurality of transmission lines is faulted;
generating, via the fault probability estimation module based on the retrieved stochastic data, a first estimated probability that each node of the plurality of nodes of the power distribution network is powered, wherein said generating the first estimated probability comprises calculating a first marginal probability density function from a joint probability density function of the states of the plurality of nodes using a sum-product algorithm;
generating, via the fault probability estimation module based on the retrieved stochastic data, a second estimated probability that each transmission line of the plurality of transmission lines connecting the plurality of nodes is faulted, wherein said generating the second estimated probability comprises calculating a second marginal probability density function from a joint probability density function of the states of the plurality of transmission lines using the sum-product algorithm;
determining which of the plurality of nodes are powered and whether the distribution lines of the network connected thereto are faulted based on the first and second estimated probabilities;
generating, via the reporting module, a distribution map comprising the plurality of nodes and the plurality of transmission lines for display;
assigning, via the feedback module, a first visual characteristic to each node of the plurality of nodes on the distribution map to visually indicate the first estimated probability that the corresponding node is powered; and
assigning, via the feedback module, a second visual characteristic to each transmission line of the plurality of transmission lines on the distribution map to visually indicate the second estimated probability that the corresponding transmission line is faulted.

US Pat. No. 10,495,047

HANDHELD ENGINE-DRIVEN WORKING MACHINE

YAMABIKO CORPORATION, Oh...

1. A handheld engine-driven working machine comprising:an internal combustion engine which includes a cylinder, a crankshaft, a piston disposed in the cylinder and connected to the crankshaft, and an ignition plug disposed in an upper portion of the cylinder; and
an ignition control device activating the ignition plug;
wherein the ignition control device can switch its control between a normal mode and an operation mode,
wherein when acceleration is performed during the normal mode, the ignition timing is set by the ignition control device so as to, within a medium speed range, be advanced from a first BTDC angle to a second BTDC angle as the rotational speed increases and, within a high speed range, be maintained at the second BTDC angle,
wherein when acceleration and deceleration are performed during the operation mode, the ignition timing is set by the ignition control device so as to, within the high speed range, be maintained at the second BTDC angle, and within the medium speed range, be maintained at the second BTDC angle as the rotational speed decreases,
wherein at any rotational speed within the medium speed range, the ignition timing during the operation mode is advanced more than the ignition timing during the normal mode, and
wherein when deceleration is performed during the normal mode, the ignition timing is set by the ignition control device so as to, within a medium speed range, be retarded from a second BTDC angle to a first BTDC angle as the rotational speed decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,499,500

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH EMBEDDED METAL PALLET AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING THE CIRCUIT BOARD

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A circuit board comprising:a laminated stack of circuit board layers having a first outer surface and a second outer surface opposite the first outer surface, wherein the laminated stack of circuit board layers comprises a plurality of conductive layers layer and a plurality of non-conductive layers, one of the plurality of non-conductive layers is a prepreg bonding layer within an interior of the laminated stack, the prepreg bonding layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a pallet cutout formed in the laminated stack from the second outer surface to the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer, the pallet cutout defined by side wall surfaces and the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer;
a metal pallet positioned within the pallet cutout, the metal pallet having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface of the metal pallet is in contact with and is bonded to the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer; and
a device cutout formed in the laminated stack from the first outer surface through the prepreg bonding layer to the first surface of the metal pallet;
wherein the second outer surface of the laminated stack and the second surface of the metal pallet are co-planar to form a planar back side surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,498,836

NETWORK BASED SERVICE DISCOVERY VIA UNICAST MESSAGES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system, comprising:an underlay network comprising:
a mapping server; and
a mapping database residing in the mapping server;
an overlay network virtually connected to the underlay network, wherein the overlay network comprises:
virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) tunnel endpoints (VTEPs), wherein each VTEP comprises:
a traffic optimization module;
at least one peripheral device; and
at least one client device communicatively connected to the at least one peripheral device via the VTEPs,
wherein a first traffic optimization module residing in a first VTEP receives a first service advertisement from a first peripheral device offering the first service and registers service advertisement information associated with the first service advertisement with the mapping database,
wherein a second traffic optimization module residing in a second VTEP connected to a first client device queries the mapping database to discover the first peripheral device via a unicast message upon receiving a request for discovering the first peripheral device from the first client device, retrieves the service advertisement information from the mapping database upon a successful query, and sends the retrieved service advertisement information to the first client device, and
wherein the first client device selects the first peripheral device offering the first service using the service advertisement information via a unicast message.

US Pat. No. 10,498,428

ACTIVE REPEATER DEVICE FOR OPERATIONAL MODE BASED BEAM PATTERN CHANGES FOR COMMUNICATION WITH A PLURALITY OF USER EQUIPMENT

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. An active repeater device, comprising:a primary sector that includes a baseband signal processor and a first radio head (RH) unit, wherein
a first antenna array of the first RH unit is configured to receive or transmit a first beam of input RF signals having a first beam pattern from or to a base station, respectively, wherein the first beam pattern covers a first geographical area;
a controller of the baseband signal processor is configured to generate beamforming coefficients to convert the first beam pattern of the first beam of input RF signals to a second beam pattern based on a first operating mode, of a plurality of operating modes, set in the active repeater device; and
at least a secondary sector that is communicatively coupled to the primary sector and includes a second RH unit, wherein
a second antenna array of the second RH unit is configured to transmit or receive a second beam of output RF signals in the second beam pattern to or from, respectively, a plurality of user equipment (UEs) based on the generated beamforming coefficients in the first operating mode and the received first beam of input RF signals, wherein the second beam pattern is wider than the first beam pattern and covers a second geographical area greater than the first geographical area, wherein the transmission or reception of the second beam of output RF signals in the second beam pattern to the plurality of user equipment (UEs) is independent of constant tracking of locations and orientations of the plurality of UEs to save communication bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,497,665

APPARATUS FOR LASER BONDING OF FLIP CHIP AND METHOD FOR LASER BONDING OF FLIP CHIP

PROTEC CO., LTD., Gyeong...

1. A flip chip laser bonding apparatus, comprising:a fixing member configured to fix a lower surface of a substrate, wherein a plurality of semiconductor chips to be bonded to an upper surface of the substrate are arranged on the substrate;
a pressing member arranged above the fixing member, the pressing member comprising a transparent portion through which a laser beam penetrates, wherein the pressing member further comprises a mask portion that is formed of an opaque material and supports the transparent portion;
a lifting member configured to lift or lower one of the fixing member and the pressing member relative to the other of the fixing member and the pressing member such that at least some of the plurality of semiconductor chips that are pressurized are pressurized against the substrate; and
a laser head configured to irradiate the laser beam to the pressurized semiconductor chips between the pressing member and the fixing member through the transparent portion of the pressing member so as to bond solder bumps of the semiconductor chips and solder bumps of the substrate to each other, wherein the transparent portion of the pressing member is disposed in areas corresponding to the pressurized semiconductor chips.

US Pat. No. 10,497,175

AUGMENTED REALITY VIRTUAL MONITOR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A head-mounted display, comprising:a see-through display configured to visually augment an appearance of a physical space to a user viewing the physical space through the see-through display;
one or more sensors configured to sense parameters of the physical space and output computer-readable observation information based on the sensed parameters;
a communication subsystem; and
a computer system configured to:
receive a video stream via the communication subsystem;
receive observation information of the physical space from the one or more sensors;
determine a screen-space position on the see-through display at which to present images of a virtual monitor playing the video stream, the screen-space position based on the observation information such that the virtual monitor appears to be integrated with the physical space to the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display;
based on the observation information, present images on the see-through display of a stationary virtual object that appears to be integrated with the physical space to the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display; and
adjust the screen-space position of the images of the virtual monitor on the see-through display so that the virtual monitor appears to move within the user's field of view while moving relative to real-world objects within the physical space as perceived by the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display, and so that the virtual monitor is constrained to move within boundaries of the stationary virtual object as perceived by the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display.

US Pat. No. 10,497,104

EMPIRICAL EXPOSURE NORMALIZATION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, at least two digital images, one of the at least two digital images having an exposure value that is greater than another of the at least two digital images, the at least two digital images including at least some identical photographic content;
producing a reduced-resolution pair of images from the at least two digital images;
calculating, by the processing device, a light-tone representative scale factor and a dark-tone representative scale factor from the reduced-resolution pair of images;
producing, by the processing device, a light-tone empirical scale factor by selectively interpolating between the light-tone representative scale factor and a normal scale factor; and
generating, by the processing device, an empirically normalized digital image by applying, pixelwise, a function including at least the light-tone empirical scale factor to at least one of the at least two digital images.

US Pat. No. 10,495,388

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH TUNABLE PHASE CHANGE COMPOSITION

ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLO...

1. A thermal energy storage system comprising:a phase change composition comprising a phase change material, the phase change composition having a first melting temperature at a first hydration level and a second melting temperature at a second hydration level, the phase change composition storing thermal energy by converting from a solid to a liquid;
at least one compartment containing the phase change composition;
at least one tuning medium entering the at least one compartment through an inlet and interacting with the phase change composition in the at least one compartment, the at least one tuning medium including water to adjust the phase change composition from the first hydration level to the second hydration level and supplying water to adjust the phase change composition from the second hydration level to the first hydration level; and
a heat transfer fluid circulating and in a heat exchange relationship with a heat source, the phase change composition in the at least one compartment, and a heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,494,790

RIDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR POWER MACHINE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

7. A method of providing a ride control feature to dampen loads introduced into a power machine when traveling over a support surface by selectively providing pressurized hydraulic fluid from an accumulator to a first side of a hydraulic actuator coupled between a lift arm and a frame of the power machine to allow the lift arm to move relative to the frame, comprising:sensing pressure, with a pressure sensor, at the first side of the hydraulic actuator; and
using a controller to control a ride control circuit to prevent flow between the accumulator and the first side of the actuator until the sensed pressure is below an initial threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,494,488

POLYROTAXANE, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR, AND OPTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID POLYROTAXANE

Tokuyama Corporation, Sh...

1. A polyrotaxane, comprising a composite molecular structure formed of an axle molecule and a plurality of cyclic molecules clathrating the axle molecule, wherein the polyrotaxane satisfies at least one of requirements (X) and (Y):requirement (X): a side chain having a tertiary hydroxyl group is introduced into at least part of the cyclic molecule of the polyrotaxane; and
requirement (Y): a side chain having a group represented by the following formula (1):
-A  (1)
wherein, A is an organic group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms and contains at least one hydroxyl group is introduced into at least part of the cyclic molecule of the polyrotaxane; and a pKa of a hydroxyl group of a compound represented by the following formula (2):
H-A  (2)
is 6 or more and less than 14,
wherein the side chain having the tertiary hydroxyl group comprises a structure represented by the following formula (1?):

wherein, Q is formed of at least one kind selected from structures represented by the following formulas (Q-1), (Q-2) and (Q-3):

wherein, G is a straight-chain alkylene group or alkenylene group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; a branched-chain alkylene group or alkenylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms; an alkylene group or alkenylene group formed by replacement a part of the alkylene group or alkenylene group by a —O— bond, a —NH— bond, a —SO— bond or a —SiO— bond; or an alkylene group formed by replacement of a part of hydrogen of the alkylene group by at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group, an acyl group, a phenyl group, a halogen atom and an olefin group, and when a plurality of G exist, each G may be a same group or a different group, and n1, n2, n3 are each independently an integer from 1 to 200, and
when Q is formed of two or more kinds selected from the formulas (Q-1), (Q-2) and (Q-3), G constituting (Q-1) to (Q-3) may be a same group or a different group, a total of n1, n2 and n3 is an integer from 1 to 200, Xis an alkylene group or alkenylene group having 2 to 20 carbons, or an alkylene group or alkenylene group formed by replacement of a part of the alkylene group or alkenylene group by a —O— bond or a —NH— bond; R3 and R4 are each independently selected from a straight-chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a branched-chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and R5 is carbon or sulfur, and
wherein a side chain represented by the following formula (3?) is introduced into at least part of the cyclic molecule:

wherein, Q is formed of at least one kind selected from structures represented by the following formulas (Q-1), (Q-2) and (Q-3):

wherein, G is a straight-chain alkylene group or alkenylene group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; a branched-chain alkylene group or alkenylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms; an alkylene group or alkenylene group formed by replacement of a part of the alkylene group or alkenylene group by a —O— bond, a —NH— bond, a —SO— bond or a —SiO— bond; or an alkylene group formed by replacement of a part of hydrogen of the alkylene group by at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group, an acyl group, a phenyl group, a halogen atom and an olefin group, and when a plurality of G exist, each G may be a same group or a different group, and n1, n2 and n3 are each independently an integer from 1 to 200, and
when Q is formed of two or more kinds selected from the formulas (Q-1), (Q-2) and (Q-3), G constituting (Q-1) to (Q-3) may be a same group or a different group, a total of n1, n2 and n3 is an integer from 1 to 200, and R6 is carbon or sulfur, X is an alkylene group or alkenylene group having 2 to 20 carbons; or an alkylene group or alkenylene group formed by replacement of a part of the alkylene group or alkenylene group by a —O— bond or a —NH— bond, and A is an organic group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms and contains at least one hydroxyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,498,611

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND MANAGING NETWORKING DEVICES AND EXPEDITING NEW SERVICE DELIVERY IN A SUBSCRIBER'S HOME NETWORK USING MICRO-DOMAINS

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of controlling and managing a home network, and expediting service delivery, by a communications service provider, the method comprising:receiving information identifying one or more service group selected by a subscriber of the communications service provider, wherein each service group is defined by a device type and service parameters;
identifying pre-set configurations associated with each of the one or more selected service group;
generating configuration instructions for a micro-domain corresponding to each of the one or more selected service group; and
creating the micro-domain in the home network for each of the one or more selected service group by applying the generated configuration instructions to network services of the communications service provider,
wherein the micro-domain is optimized for the device type and service parameters of the selected service group,
wherein the micro-domain is implemented on a home gateway of the subscriber, or within a virtual gateway on a network of the communications service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,496,513

MEASUREMENT OF COMPUTER PRODUCT USAGE

International Business Ma...

10. A method for estimating computer processing metrics for a computer product having a set of modules, comprising:determining when a calling process requires a new memory page for a module of a product;
identifying the product associated with the module in response to the new memory page being required by the module of the product;
creating the new memory page for the module of the identified product, the new memory page associated with the calling process and identified product;
loading the module into the new memory page as associated with the process and product;
tracking memory page hits for the new memory page;
estimating memory usage and processor usage associated with the calling process and the identified product based on the new memory page for the module of the identified product;
estimating at least one distinct memory usage and at least one distinct processor usage associated with at least one distinct process and the identified product, the at least one distinct process distinct from the calling process; and
estimating a total memory usage and a total processor usage for the identified product by adding:
the memory usage and the at least one distinct memory usage, and
the processor usage and the at least one distinct processor usage.

US Pat. No. 10,496,504

FAILOVER HANDLING IN MODULAR SWITCHED FABRIC FOR DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

Liqid Inc., Broomfield, ...

1. A data storage system, comprising:a plurality of network interfaces each configured to receive storage operations issued by one or more host systems for handling by the data storage system, and transfer the storage operations over a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) fabric;
a plurality of processors configured to receive the storage operations over the PCIe fabric, process properties of the storage operations against allocation information of a shared PCIe address space to determine target processors to handle the storage operations, and selectively transfer ones of the storage operations to the target processors for handling of the storage operations with associated storage drives coupled over the PCIe fabric, wherein the shared PCIe address space is shared among at least the plurality of processors on the PCIe fabric; and
a monitoring system configured to identify failed ones of the processors and responsively initiate backup ones of the processors to handle portions of the shared PCIe address space handled by the failed ones of the processors.

US Pat. No. 10,496,309

INPUT/OUTPUT (I/O) LOOPBACK FUNCTION FOR I/O SIGNALING TESTING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A host controller device, comprising:a hardware data interface to data bus signal lines to provide data to a memory component; and
a hardware loopback interface to a loopback path of the memory component separate from the data bus signal lines, wherein the loopback path is to provide loopback data back to the host controller device in response to receipt of the data of the data interface, wherein the loopback data includes data not stored in or retrieved from a memory array coupled to the memory component, provided in response to latching of the data of the data interface at the memory component.

US Pat. No. 10,496,267

OPERATION METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE

BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK...

1. An operation method, comprising:by a processor in a terminal device with a touch-sensitive display,
receiving a screen splitting instruction;
splitting a screen of the touch-sensitive display into an original application display region and a new display region in response to the screen splitting instruction, wherein the new display region is configured to display history operation content and at least one application icon;
receiving a target operation instruction;
determining target content and a target application icon corresponding to the target operation instruction, wherein the target content is content selected in the history operation content or content selected in the original application display region, and the target application icon is an application icon in the new display region;
transmitting the target content to an application program corresponding to the target application icon in response to the target operation instruction;
wherein the target operation instruction is a drag operation instruction;
wherein the transmitting the target content to an application program corresponding to the target application icon in response to the target operation instruction comprises:
copying the target content to the application program corresponding to the target application icon in response to the drag operation instruction; and
wherein in a case that the target application icon is an application execution window icon and after the target content is copied to the application program corresponding to the target application icon in response to the drag operation instruction, the method further comprises:
displaying a drag number indicator on the application execution window icon, wherein the drag number indicator is configured to indicate the number of drags performed for an application execution window corresponding to the application execution window icon.

US Pat. No. 10,493,666

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING COMPOSITE ARTICLES

Plasan Carbon Composites,...

1. A method of rapidly heating and cooling a mold surface of a tool used for forming a composite article, said method comprising the steps of: providing a heater-subsystem in fluid communication with the tool and comprising; a heater for heating a first thermal fluid, a heater-subsystem tank in fluid communication with the heater and containing a mass of heated first thermal fluid, and a three-way valve in fluid communication i) between the heater-subsystem tank and the heater for re-circulating the first thermal fluid from the heater-subsystem tank to the heater and ii) between the heater-subsystem tank and the tool for directing the first thermal fluid from the heater-subsystem tank to the tool; providing an exchanger-subsystem in fluid communication with the heater-subsystem and the tool and comprising; an exchanger for cooling the first thermal fluid returning from the tool, and a three-way valve in fluid communication i) between the exchanger and the heater-subsystem for sending the first thermal fluid from the tool back to the heater-subsystem and ii) between the exchanger and the tool for directing the first thermal fluid from the tool to the exchanger; and providing a chiller-subsystem in fluid communication with the exchanger-subsystem and comprising; a chiller to cool a second thermal fluid, a chiller-subsystem tank in fluid communication with the chiller and containing a mass of cooled second thermal fluid, and a three-way valve in fluid communication i) between the chiller-subsystem tank and the chiller for re-circulating the second thermal fluid from the chiller-subsystem tank to the chiller and ii) between the chiller-subsystem tank and the exchanger-subsystem for directing the second thermal fluid from the chiller-subsystem tank to the exchanger; providing a controller in communication with the tool and the subsystems for instructing the subsystems; directing the mass of heated first thermal fluid from the heater-subsystem tank of the heater-subsystem to the tool via the controller to heat the mold surface of the tool from a first temperature (T1) to a second temperature (T2) within a first period of time (T1); directing the mass of heated first thermal fluid from the heater-subsystem tank of the heater-subsystem to the mold surface of the tool via the controller to maintain the mold surface at T2 for a second period of time (T2); directing the mass of cooled second thermal fluid from the chiller-subsystem tank of the chiller-subsystem to the exchanger-subsystem via the controller; and directing the mass of first thermal fluid via the controller from the exchanger subsystem through a flow path disposed between the exchanger-subsystem and the tool without passing through the heater-subsystem to cool the mold surface of the tool from T2 to a third temperature (T3) within a third period of time (Tt 3); wherein the mold surface of the tool heats at a rate of greater than about 33° C. per minute (60° F./min) and cools at a rate of greater than about 22° C. per minute (40° F./min); and wherein Tt1 +Tt2+Tt3 is no greater than 20 minutes.
US Pat. No. 10,493,064

IBS MICROBIOTA AND USES THEREOF

Salix Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating a subject having IBS, comprising:determining that the subject will respond to rifaximin by
sequencing the V4 hyper-variable region of the 16S rRNA gene of bacteria obtained from a fecal sample of the subject; and
assigning a number of operational taxonomic units (“OTUs”) based on the V4 hyper-variable region of the 16S rRNA gene sequence to one or more taxa selected from Sphingobacteriaceae, Phyllobacteriaceae, Flavobacteriaceae, Sutterellaceae, Thermoanerobacteraceae, and Burkholderialesincertae sedis,
wherein an OTU includes a cluster of sequences that have at least 97% identity; and
wherein the subject will respond to rifaximin treatment if the number of OTUs is selected from the group consisting of the OTU of Sphingobacteriaceae greater than 2.056, the OTU of Phyllobacteriaceae greater than 0.540, and the OTU of Flavobacteriaceae greater than 2.928, the OTU of Sutterellaceae less than 3.96, the OTU of Thermoanaerobacteraceae less than 0.253, the OTU of Burkholderialesincertae sedis less than 0.259, and any combination thereof before the rifaximin treatment; and
administering an effective amount of rifaximin to the subject who will respond to rifaximin treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,499,467

LED LAMP WITH CONSTANT CURRENT DIMMING DRIVE CIRCUIT BASED ON PWM INPUT

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. An LED lamp with constant current dimming drive circuit based on PWM input, comprising a PWM variable power supply input end, a PWM matching circuit, a voltage rectifying circuit, a DC-DC constant current output circuit, and an LED lamp, wherein the voltage signal of the PWM variable power supply input end is provided by a PWM voltage output power supply, and the PWM variable power supply input end is respectively connected to the PWM matching circuit and the voltage rectifying circuit, the PWM matching circuit is connected to the enable end of the DC-DC constant current output circuit, and the voltage rectifying circuit is connected to the power supply end of the DC-DC constant current output circuit for supplying power to the DC-DC constant current output circuit, wherein the voltage of the voltage rectifying circuit changes in accordance with a duty cycle of a voltage of the PWM variable power supply input end, the PWM matching circuit including at least two voltage dividing resistors, and a voltage of the PWM variable power supply input is divided by the voltage dividing resistor of PWM matching circuit; wherein the PWM matching circuit outputs a PWM control signal, and the PWM control signal provides a non-stroboscopic adjustment to the LED lamp through the DC-DC constant current output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,498,513

METHODS FOR DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF REFERENCE SIGNALS

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) performing dynamic demodulation, the WTRU comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
receive a first reference signal over a first set of resources during a first time period, the first reference signal being associated with the first set of resources;
receive a second reference signal over a second set of resources during a second time period, the second reference signal being associated with the second set of resources;
receive a downlink control information (DCI), wherein the DCI indicates that the first reference signal associated with the first set of resources and the second reference signal associated with the second set of resources are associated with a precoder set, wherein the DCI further indicates a relative timing of the first time period associated with the first set of resources relative to the second time period associated with the second set of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,498,467

CLASSIFYING STATIC LEAF NODES IN A MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

7. A device for managing nodes in a motion detection system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory comprising instructions which when executed by the one or more processors cause the device to perform operations comprising:
identifying, by an access point (AP) of the motion detection system, one or more static leaf nodes based on presence activity of each static leaf node of the one or more static leaf nodes in a calibration window, the calibration window comprising a number of calibration periods;
determining a health score for each AP-leaf node link for the calibration window based on AP-leaf node link quality information, each AP-leaf node link defined between the AP and one of the static leaf nodes of the one or more static leaf nodes,
wherein determining a health score for each AP-leaf node link for the calibration window comprises:
assigning each AP-leaf node link a classification based on quality information for the AP-leaf node link, wherein the classification indicates a link quality is passing, noisy, or sleeping,
wherein the link quality of the AP-leaf node link is passing when a success rate of sounding operations during the calibration window is above a first threshold, and a failure rate of sounding operations during the calibration period is below a second threshold,
wherein the link quality of the AP-leaf node link is noisy when the success rate of sounding operations during the calibration period is below a third threshold, and the failure rate of sounding operations during the calibration period is above a fourth threshold;
assigning a value to each AP-leaf node link corresponding to the classification assigned to the AP-leaf node link; and
deriving the health score for each AP-leaf node link based on the assigned values in each of the number of calibration periods in the calibration window;
selecting one or more of the static leaf nodes to use for sounding in the motion detection system based on the health scores for each of the AP-leaf node links; and
updating the motion detection system to use the selected one or more static leaf nodes for motion detection.

US Pat. No. 10,498,291

BIAS CIRCUIT AND POWER AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A bias circuit, comprising:an output node configured to provide a bias signal to a power amplifier unit and receive an input signal of the power amplifier unit;
a power detecting circuit configured to detect a power of the input signal of the power amplifier unit to provide a first control signal;
a first constant voltage bias circuit configured to selectively provide a first signal to the output node according to the first control signal; and
a constant current bias circuit configured to provide a second signal to the output node;
wherein the constant current bias circuit comprises:
a first current source configured to provide a first reference current;
a first transistor having a second node coupled to a ground node;
a first resistor coupled between the first current source and a first node of the first transistor; and
a second resistor coupled between the first node of the first transistor and a control node of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,498,115

IRRIGATION CONTROL BOX WITH OFFSET HINGE ASSEMBLY

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation control box configured to releasable receive a facepack, the irrigation control box comprising:a housing having a plurality of side walls and a back wall forming an interior for receiving at least a portion of the facepack;
at least one hinge post disposed in the interior and supported by the housing, the at least one hinge post having an engaging portion; and
a hinge assembly having:
at least one engagement feature to selectively move from at least a first position to a second position, the at least one engagement feature engaging with the engaging portion of the at least one hinge post when in the first position so as to secure the hinge assembly relative to the housing and disengaging from the engaging portion when in the second position so as to allow the hinge assembly to be separated from the housing, the at least one engagement feature being biased towards the first position,
a mating feature configured to engage with the facepack so as to allow the facepack to rotate relative to the hinge assembly, and
a biasing portion, the biasing portion being configured to bias the at least one engagement feature towards the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,497,896

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a substrate including a display area provided with pixels, and a non-display area adjacent to the display area and including connection pads;
a dam structure disposed between the display area and the connection pads, a first sidewall of the dam structure facing the display area and a second sidewall of the dam structure facing the connection pad;
an encapsulation film covering the pixels disposed in the display area, and adjacent to the dam structure;
a first metal pattern having at least a portion disposed in the non-display area and positioned on the encapsulation film at a location not overlying the dam structure;
an insulating layer provided on the first metal pattern and the dam structure; and
a second metal pattern disposed on the insulating layer and overlapping the dam structure, the second metal pattern being in contact with the first metal pattern via a contact hole penetrating through the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,496,635

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSIGNING TAGS TO NODE PROFILES USING ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES

PEOPLE.AI, INC., San Fra...

1. A method, comprising:maintaining, by the one or more processors, a plurality of node profiles, each node profile of the plurality of node profiles including one or more node field-value pairs, each node field-value pair including a node value associated with a node field;
accessing, by one or more processors, a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via electronic accounts of a plurality of data source providers;
identifying, by one or more processors, from the plurality of electronic activities, a second electronic activity corresponding to a first electronic activity transmitted or received via a first electronic account associated with a first contact identifier of a first domain;
detecting, by the one or more processors, responsive to one of parsing contents of the second electronic activity or identifying content included in a header of the second electronic activity, that the second electronic activity is one of (i) a bounce-back electronic activity indicating that a second electronic account identified by a second contact identifier of a second domain that is associated with a recipient of the first electronic activity is unable to receive electronic activities or (ii) an automatic responder electronic activity generated by an autoresponder set up on the second electronic account of the recipient;
identifying, by the one or more processors, at least one node profile of the plurality of node profiles that includes the second contact identifier as a value of a field of the at least one node profile;
assigning, by the one or more processors, a first tag to the identified at least one node profile responsive to detecting that the second electronic activity is the bounce-back electronic activity or assigning, by the one or more processors, a second tag to the identified at least one node profile responsive to detecting that the second electronic activity is the automatic responder electronic activity; and
updating, by the one or more processors, a node field-value pair of the identified at least one node profile based on the first tag or the second tag.

US Pat. No. 10,494,809

INSULATIVE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR INSTALLATION

Knauf Insulation, Inc., ...

1. An insulated ceiling comprisinga ceiling including a deck, a first framing member, and a second framing member spaced-apart from the first framing member, wherein the deck, the first framing member, and the second framing member cooperate to form a first cavity therebetween, and wherein the deck extends generally perpendicular between the first framing member and the second framing member,
insulative material extending along a bottom surface of the deck between the first framing member and the second framing member, the insulative material including a backing layer arranged to face the deck, an insulative-fiber layer spaced-apart from the backing layer to locate the backing layer between the insulative-fiber layer and the deck, and an adhesive layer extending between and interconnecting the backing layer and the insulative-fiber layer, and
a fastener extending from the insulative-fiber layer through the backing layer into the bottom surface of the deck,
wherein the backing layer is located on a first side of the insulative material and the insulative material is exposed on a second side that is opposite the backing layer;
wherein the fastener is fastened through the second side of the insulative material such that the insulative material is not appreciably compressed so that insulative performance is maintained; and
wherein a portion of the insulative material is located between the fastener and the deck so that the portion of the insulative material that is located between the fastener and the deck has a density that is greater than a density of a portion of the insulative material that is not located between the fastener and the deck.