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. 10,493,472

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. 10,493,405

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. 10,499,456

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. 10,499,548

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. 10,498,330

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. 10,494,576

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. 10,496,165

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. 10,498,403

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. 10,498,538

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. 10,493,351

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. 10,493,433

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. 10,498,726

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. 10,497,414

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. 10,495,921

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. 10,495,218

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. 10,494,152

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. 10,494,062

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. 10,499,496

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. 10,498,131

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. 10,499,464

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. 10,499,389

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. 10,499,309

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. 10,499,277

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. 10,499,037

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. 10,497,562

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. 10,497,045

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. 10,496,767

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. 10,495,514

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. 10,493,651

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. 10,493,395

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. 10,493,095

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. 10,499,539

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. 10,499,527

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. 10,499,489

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. 10,499,356

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. 10,499,331

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. 10,499,310

WIRELESS NODE/WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. A wireless node in a wireless network with a grid topology for routing a message, the wireless node being self-powered and having a source identification number SID and located at a column SC and a row SR of the wireless network, the wireless node comprising:a wireless transceiver comprising 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;
wherein the wireless transceiver is configured to receive 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; and
wherein the circuitry is configured to:
determine 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,
calculate a destination column DC and a destination row DR based on the destination node identification number DID, and
determine a second next hop address of a next hop node 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 without routing table maintenance, wherein the next hop node is one of neighboring nodes of the wireless node, and
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit 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. 10,499,295

UPLINK RECONFIGURATION FOR SPLIT BEARER IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device operating in dual connectivity with a first network node and a second network node, the method comprising:establishing an uplink radio connection from the wireless device to the first network node and to the second network node, the wireless device comprising a first Medium Access Control (MAC) module and a first Radio Link Control (RLC) module for uplink radio communication with the first network node, a second MAC module and a second RLC module for uplink radio communication with the second network node, and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) module for communicating with the first RLC module and the second RLC module;
communicating data for uplink transmission from the PDCP module to the first RLC module;
obtaining an indication to switch transmission of uplink data from the first network node to the second network node;
resetting the first RLC module and the first MAC module, wherein resetting the first RLC module and the first MAC module comprises flushing stored data associated with uplink transmissions involving the first RLC module and the first MAC module; and
communicating data for uplink transmission from the PDCP module to the second RLC module.

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. 10,499,256

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. 10,499,200

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. 10,498,892

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. 10,498,880

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. 10,498,749

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. 10,498,080

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. 10,498,017

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. 10,497,896

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. 10,494,333

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. 10,494,329

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING TETRAALKYLNITRILOACETIC ACID DIACETAMIDE COMPOUND

JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENC...

1. A method for synthesizing a compound represented by the General Formula (1):wherein in Formula (1), R1, R2, R3, and R4 independently represent the same or different hydrocarbon group, with the proviso that the total number of carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon groups R1, R2, R3, and R4 is 8 to 64,the method comprising the following Steps (I) and (II):Step (I): dehydrating nitrilotriacetic acid (i) to obtain nitrilotriacetic acid anhydride (ii), and reacting the nitrilotriacetic acid anhydride (ii) with a dialkylamine NHR1R2 to obtain a nitrilotriacetic acid derivative (iii);
andStep (II): dehydrating the nitrilotriacetic acid derivative (iii) to obtain a nitrilotriacetic acid derivative anhydride (iv), and reacting the nitrilotriacetic acid derivative anhydride (iv) with a dialkylamine NHR3R4 to obtain the compound represented by General Formula (1).

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. 10,498,836

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. 10,498,629

PRE—AND POST-SHARING INSIGHTS FOR SHARED CONTENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

9. A non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by one or more hardware processors, cause the one or more hardware processors to perform a plurality of operations comprising:monitoring a first plurality of interactions by one or more members of a social networking service with content having been shared by a first member, wherein each interaction of the first plurality of interactions is associated with an interaction type;
determining whether a predetermined condition associated with the first plurality of interactions has been satisfied, wherein the predetermined condition specifies when a plurality of post-sharing insights are to be determined and the post-sharing insights are associated with the first plurality of interactions;
in response to a determination that the predetermined condition has been satisfied, determining the plurality of post-sharing insights, at least one post-sharing insight based on a first type of interaction selected from the first plurality of interactions; and
generating a graphical user interface for viewing by the first member, the graphical user interface comprising at least one determined post-sharing insight selected from the plurality of post-sharing insights.

US Pat. No. 10,498,224

PFWM CONTROL METHOD FOR POWER SUPPLY

SHANGHAI TUITUO TECHNOLOG...

1. A PFWM control method for a power supply, the power supply comprising a boost converter and a bridge type DC-DC converter, the bridge type DC-DC converter having a topology selected from the group consisting of BUCK, half bridge and full bridge, wherein the PFWM control method comprises simultaneously controlling the boost converter and the bridge type DC-DC converter;wherein controlling of the bridge type DC-DC converter at least comprises controlling PWM of the bridge type DC-DC converter by sensing and feedbacking at least one output parameter among voltage, current and power of the bridge type DC-DC converter, comparing the output parameter to a first setting value, obtaining a duty of PWM chopping signal based on an automatic feedback control theory, and controlling output of the bridge type DC-DC converter at least by adjustment of the obtained duty;
wherein controlling of the boost converter at least comprises controlling PFM of the boost converter by sensing and feedbacking at least one boost converter parameter among input voltage, output voltage, current, power and phase, comparing the boost converter parameter to at least a second setting value or range, obtaining a frequency of PFM chopping signal based on a feedback control theory, and controlling output of the boost converter by continuous or discontinuous adjustment of the obtained frequency;
wherein the PFWM control method further comprises combining the obtained frequency of PFM chopping signal and duty of PWM chopping signal to form at least a pair of complementary PFWM driving signals, and driving switching components of the bridge type DC-DC converter and the boost converter by the PFWM driving signals with or without modification, so as to adjust output of the boost converter and output of the bridge type DC-DC converter.

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. 10,496,513

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. 10,495,795

LIGHT EMISSION REDUCING COMPOUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

EyeSafe, LLC, Eden Prair...

1. A light-filtering film for a screen of a device comprising:a polymer substrate;
a first absorbing compound combined with the polymer substrate, the first absorbing compound absorbing blue light in a blue notch band having a full-width half-maximum of not greater than about 50 nm; and
a second absorbing compound combined with the polymer substrate, the second absorbing compound absorbing red light in a red notch band having a full-width half-maximum of not greater than about 50 nm,wherein the first absorbing compound and the second absorbing compound are provided in combination so that, for light produced by the screen transmitted through the light-filtering film, correlated color temperature is within about 1000 Kelvin of correlated color temperature for light produced by the screen that is not transmitted through the light-filtering film, andwherein the first absorbing compound absorbs in a wavelength range from about 260 nm to about 400 nm, and the second absorbing compound absorbs in a wavelength range of from about 800 nm to about 1200 nm.

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. 10,495,017

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. 10,494,885

MUD PULSE TELEMETRY WITH CONTINUOUS CIRCULATION DRILLING

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A system for performing a wellbore operation while a fluid circulates in a wellbore, comprising:a string comprising at least a first tubular section and a second tubular section, each tubular section configured to be disconnected from the string;
a fluid circulating system circulating fluid through at least a part of the string;
a continuous circulation device comprising at least a first fluid path and a second fluid path, wherein only one of the first fluid path and the second fluid path circulate the fluid into the string at a specified time;
a control device configured to select one of the first and second fluid path through which to convey the fluid into the string;
at least one signal generator in hydraulic communication with the circulating fluid, the at least one signal generator configured to impart at least one pressure signal into the circulating fluid, the at least one signal generator is positioned at a location selected from one of: (i) in an annulus of the wellbore to generate at least one pressure pulse into the annulus, (ii) at a manifold of the continuous circulation device, and (iii) at a pump associated with a fluid source; and
at least one pressure transducer in pressure communication with the circulating fluid and configured to detect the imparted at least one pressure signal, and;
a flow diverter positioned along the string, the flow diverter including the at least one pressure transducer;
wherein the at least one signal generator and the at least one pressure transducer form a communication link configured to convey information between at least two locations along a flow path of the circulating drilling fluid, irrespective whether the first fluid path or the second fluid path is selected by the control device to convey the fluid into the drill string.

US Pat. No. 10,494,814

CANTILEVERED PORTION OF A LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION BUILDING USING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERED WOOD RIM BOARDS

1. A peripheral cantilevered portion of a light frame construction building comprising:two structural engineered wood rim boards each having
a terminal end; and
a pair of longitudinal flanges separated by, and coupled to, a longitudinal web, the pair of longitudinal flanges and longitudinal web collectively being oriented relative to each other so as to define a cavity on a first side of each structural engineered wood rim board and a substantially flat surface on a second side of each structural engineered wood rim board;
the terminal ends of the two structural engineered wood rim boards abut each other at an angle;
an auxiliary corner support is coupled to the terminal ends such that a first arm of the auxiliary corner support is located within the cavity of one of the two structural engineered wood rim boards and a second arm of the auxiliary corner support is located within the cavity of the other of the two structural engineered wood rim boards;
wherein the first side of each of the two structural engineered wood rim boards faces towards an exterior of the light frame construction building;
wherein the second side of each of the two structural engineered wood rim boards faces towards an interior of the light frame construction building;
a first group of studs located above, along, and supported by, an upper flange of a first of the two structural engineered wood rim boards; and
at least one supporting wall stud located beneath a lower flange of a second of the two structural engineered wood rim boards such that a cantilevered overhang configuration is formed between the first group of studs and the at least one supporting wall stud.

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. 10,493,343

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. 10,493,213

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. 10,493,018

TOPICAL MOISTURIZING COMPOSITION

Hemply Yours, LLC, Fort ...

1. A topical composition for moisturizing the skin, comprising:a hemp seed oil in a therapeutically effective amount from about 70 percent to about 85 percent; and a pomegranate seed oil in a therapeutically effective amount from greater than zero to about 10 percent.

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. 10,499,468

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. 10,499,189

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. 10,498,604

CAPABILITY DETERMINATION FOR COMPUTING RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device for use with a computing resource allocation system, comprising:processing circuitry to process data; memory circuitry to store data;
communication circuitry to communicate with a group agent that is communicatively coupled to the device; and
a management engine to:
determine, based at least in part on interaction with the processing circuitry and the memory circuitry, device information regarding one or more capabilities of the device, the device information comprising a capability identifier that is based at least in part on capability information received by the management engine during the interaction, the capability identifier being divided into segments such that at least one segment corresponds to a capability table comprising one or more entries that describe the one or more capabilities;
determine a universally unique identifier associated with the device;
generate an enhanced universally unique identifier by incorporating at least part of the device information into the universally unique identifier; and
cause the communication circuitry to transmit the enhanced universally unique identifier to the group agent for assignment of the device to at least one group of computing resources based at least in part on the enhanced universally unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,498,215

VOLTAGE REGULATOR WITH FLEXIBLE OUTPUT VOLTAGE

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconducto...

1. A voltage regulator, comprising:a first feedback loop, comprising:
a charge pump, for outputting a first output voltage;
a first transistor ladder, coupled to the charge pump, for dividing the first output voltage to generate a first feedback voltage; and
a control circuit, coupled to the first transistor ladder, for receiving the first feedback voltage and controlling a level of the first output voltage according to the first feedback voltage and a first reference voltage; and
a second feedback loop, coupled to the first feedback loop, comprising:
a power transistor, for receiving the first output voltage to output a second output voltage;
a second transistor ladder, coupled to the power transistor, for dividing the second output voltage to generate a second feedback voltage; and
an operational amplifier, coupled to the second transistor ladder and the power transistor, for outputting a control signal to the power transistor by receiving the second feedback voltage and a second reference voltage selected from one of a plurality of voltage levels.

US Pat. No. 10,498,210

TUNING OF A KINEMATIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEMBERS

EDDY CURRENT LIMITED PART...

1. A device comprising:at least one first member in a kinematic relationship with at least one further member independent to the first member to form a system, the system moving within a limited range of motion and wherein the system interacts when an external energizing force is imposed on the system causing the members to respond due to their kinematic and dynamic characteristics and thereby creating relative motion between the members;
at least one trigger member coupled to, and approximately adjacent to the at least the first member that moves in response to a pre-determined system movement and, when the at least one trigger member moves, the at least one trigger member or a part thereof imposes a braking action on the system or a member or members thereof; and,
wherein the speed and/or intensity of the braking action imposed by the at least one trigger member on the system or a member or members thereof is controlled by the at least one trigger member rate of movement and this rate of movement is in turn governed by a magnetic flux interaction that is at least partially orthogonal to the direction of relative motion between the at least one trigger member or a part thereof and the at least one first member or a part thereof causing formation of a magnetically induced eddy current force between the at least one trigger member or a part thereof and the at least one first member or a part thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,498,160

EFFICIENCY MAXIMIZATION FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE WIRELESS CHARGING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A receiver for use in a device-to-device wireless charging system utilizing inductive coupling through an inductive element to charge a load, the receiver comprising:a tuning capacitor having a capacitance value selected to tune out the inductance of the inductive element;
a rectifier circuit having a pair of input terminals configured to be coupled to the inductive element through said tuning capacitor and a pair of output terminals;
a converter circuit having a pair of input terminals coupled to the output terminals of said rectifier circuit and having a pair of output terminals configured to be coupled to the load; and
an efficiency processor coupled to dynamically determine input voltage and current signals of said rectifier and to use the determined input voltage and current signals to generate an efficiency value used to control said converter such that an impedance looking into the rectifier input terminals over a given time period corresponds to an impedance which substantially maximizes efficiency of power transfer to the receiver and wherein said efficiency processor generates the efficiency value utilizing only dynamically determined values which are fully measurable in the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,497,983

FOLDING DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STACK/FOLDING TYPE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A folding device for manufacturing an electrode assembly having a structure in which plate type unit cells are wound with a separator film, comprising:a mandrel configured to rotate and wind a web in which plate type unit cells are arranged on an upper surface of the separator film at predetermined intervals so that the unit cells are sequentially stacked with the separator film interposed therebetween; and
a pair of rollers configured to horizontally bend a surplus winding end portion of the separator film, which is formed by arranging a first unit cell at a winding start portion of the web in a state of being spaced apart from a winding end portion of the separator film, in a direction covering an upper surface of the first unit cell,
wherein the mandrel includes one or more grippers composed of one or more upper legs configured to fix an upper surface portion of the first unit cell and one or more lower legs configured to fix a lower surface portion of the separator film corresponding to the upper legs, and the pair of rollers operate to vertically bend the surplus winding end portion of the separator film upward and then horizontally bend the surplus winding end portion toward the upper surface of the unit cell.

US Pat. No. 10,497,401

GENERATING COGNITIVE USAGE MODELS FOR DRIVE OPERATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:gathering usage data of a tape drive during usage thereof;
creating and/or updating a usage model based on the usage data;
determining that the usage model has reached a predefined confidence level; and
performing an action in response to determining that the usage model has reached the predefined confidence level.

US Pat. No. 10,497,383

VOICE QUALITY EVALUATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A voice quality evaluation method, comprising:obtaining a time envelope of a voice signal;
performing time-to-frequency conversion on the time envelope to obtain an envelope spectrum;
performing feature extraction on the envelope spectrum to obtain a feature parameter;
calculating a first voice quality parameter of the voice signal according to the feature parameter;
calculating a second voice quality parameter of the voice signal using a network parameter evaluation model, wherein the network parameter evaluation model comprises a bit rate evaluation model or a packet loss rate evaluation model, and wherein calculating the second voice quality parameter of the voice signal using the network parameter evaluation model comprises:
calculating, using the bit rate evaluation model, a voice quality parameter Q1 using the following formula:
 wherein B is an encoding bit rate of the voice signal, and wherein c, d, and e are first preset model parameters and are rational numbers, orcalculating, using the packet loss rate evaluation model, a voice quality parameter Q2 using the following formula: Q2=fe?g·P, wherein P is the encoding bit rate of the voice signal, and wherein e, f, and g are second preset model parameters and are rational numbers; and
performing an analysis according to the first voice quality parameter and the second voice quality parameter to obtain a quality evaluation parameter of the voice signal.

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. 10,497,205

GAME MEDIUM ACCOMMODATION DEVICE

Universal Entertainment C...

1. A game medium accommodation device, comprising:a plurality of elongated accommodation cases, each of which includes a plurality of discrete accommodation portions that are aligned with each other in a lengthwise direction of a given accommodation case and that are each configured to hold a bundle of game media;
a tray mechanism including a reading surface, the tray mechanism being configured to hold a plurality of the accommodation cases stacked in an up-down direction along the reading surface continuing in the up-down direction; and
a reading mechanism including a plurality of horizontally extending antennas disposed along the reading surface with a single antenna being provided for each of the plurality of accommodation cases and the plurality of discrete accommodation portions included therein, the reading mechanism being configured to read electronic information relating to the game media and stored in the game media by radio communication between the game media and a respective one of the plurality of antennas, the reading mechanism including the same number of antennas as accommodation cases that the tray mechanism is configured to hold such that each of the plurality of antennas corresponds to and reads electronic information from the game media that are held in a single accommodation case, the reading mechanism being configured such that the electronic information for gaming media contained in a given accommodation portion is read individually for each accommodation portion included in a given accommodation case.

US Pat. No. 10,497,188

CLUTCH PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DIAGNOSTIC

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A method of diagnosing a clutch pedal position sensor of a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, at a controller, voltage signals from the clutch pedal position sensor;
determining, at the controller, if a speed of the vehicle is less than a first predetermined speed indicative of the vehicle being at rest or substantially at rest;
monitoring, at the controller, the clutch pedal voltage signals, and if the vehicle speed is less than or equal to the first predetermined speed, recording a maximum clutch pedal voltage indicative of at least substantially full depression of a clutch pedal of the vehicle;
determining if a vehicle launch event is in progress;
recording a minimum clutch pedal voltage if the vehicle launch event is in progress, the minimum clutch pedal voltage indicative of at least substantial release of the clutch pedal;
determining if a speed of the vehicle is greater than a second predetermined maximum speed greater than the first predetermined speed indicating the launch event is complete;
determining a voltage difference between the maximum clutch pedal voltage and the minimum clutch pedal voltage if the vehicle speed is greater than the second predetermined maximum speed; and
declaring a clutch pedal position sensor fault based on a comparison between the voltage difference and a predetermined threshold voltage.

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. 10,497,148

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. 10,497,104

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. 10,496,941

MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SHARING SERVICE, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable non-transitory storage medium that stores a control program for causing a computer to execute a process comprising:identifying, in a case where an application for a sharing service in which an operation is started by using the computer is accepted, a category of the accepted sharing service;
identifying at least one management item for managing the sharing service in accordance with the identified category of the sharing service;
setting the identified management item for each matching target article in the sharing service; and
managing a status that is input to the set management item of the target article in accordance with the category of the sharing service,
wherein the category includes a first category where one matching can be performed with respect to one target article in a same period or partially overlapped periods related to each matching target article, a second category where plural matchings can be performed with respect to one target article in the same period or the partially overlapped periods related to each matching target article, and a third category where appealing for use of the target article is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,496,916

SCREEN PROTECTOR ARTICLE WITH IDENTIFICATION FUNCTIONALITY

1. An article for protecting a display screen of an electronic device, the display screen having a display surface, the article comprising:a substrate configured to be applied to the display surface of the display screen of the device, the substrate being substantially transparent to permit viewing of portions of the display screen through the substrate, the substrate having an outer surface for facing outwardly from the display surface when the substrate is applied to the display surface, the substrate having an inner surface for facing toward the display surface when the substrate is applied to the display surface;
an identification circuit integrated with the substrate, the identification circuit encoding an identification code;
a layer of adhering substance applied to at least a portion of the inner surface of the substrate; and
a marking printed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,496,660

SERVING CONTENT ITEMS IN CONTENT ITEM SLOTS BASED ON A REFERRAL QUERY LOCATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of serving content items in content item slots comprising:receiving, at a processing module, data indicative of a resource and a referral query, wherein the resource has a first content item slot and a second content item slot;
determining, using the processing module and by parsing content on the resource, a location of the referral query on the resource;
determining, using the processing module, a first spatial distance between the first content item slot and the location of the referral query;
determining, using the processing module, a second spatial distance between the second content item slot and the location of the referral query;
identifying, by the processing module, a first rank of a first content item and a second rank of a second content item;
selecting the first content item for display in the first content item slot and the second content item for display in the second content item slot responsive to determining that the first spatial distance is less than the second spatial distance and the first rank is higher than the second rank; and
transmitting data to effect display of the first content item in the first content item slot and data to effect display of the second content item in the second content item slot.

US Pat. No. 10,496,482

SELECTIVE RAID REPAIR BASED ON CONTENT MAPPING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) storage in a data storage system, the method comprising:receiving, by the data storage system, IO requests specifying host data to be written to respective logical addresses of a set of data objects stored in the data storage system;
updating, in response to receiving the IO requests, map metadata maintained by a mapping subsystem of the data storage system, the map metadata associating logical address ranges of the set of data objects with respective RAID stripes managed by a RAID subsystem that stores the host data; and
in response to a detection of damage in a RAID stripe by the RAID subsystem, performing a repair-qualifying operation, the repair-qualifying operation configured to, based on the map metadata maintained by the mapping subsystem, selectively (i) direct the RAID subsystem to repair the damaged RAID stripe in response to the map metadata indicating a first condition and (ii) avoid repairing of the damaged RAID stripe in response to the map metadata indicating a second condition, wherein the repair-qualifying operation is configured to determine whether to repair the damaged RAID stripe based on the map metadata.

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. 10,496,397

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC FIRMWARE UPDATE MANAGEMENT

1. A method for optimizing resources in a network comprising a web application, a network collector server configured to perform firmware-update management tasks as commanded by the web application, a plurality of cable modems active in the network, and one or more servers while updating firmware of the plurality of cable modems, the method comprising the steps of:the web application receiving a firmware update policy, the firmware update policy comprising a cable modem criteria describing all of or a subset of the plurality of cable modems to have their firmware updated, and a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) pointing to a firmware update file within a server in the network;
the web application adding the firmware update policy to a database engine;
the network collector server receiving the cable modem criteria;
the network collector server querying the database engine in order to obtain a list of cable modem Media Access Control (MAC) addresses defined by the cable modem criteria;
the network collector server polling the database engine for the firmware update policy and computing a list of cable modems to have their firmware updated according to the firmware update policy, the list comprising a subset of the plurality of cable modems;
the network collector server sending a command to each cable modem in the list to update its firmware using the firmware update file indicated by the URI;
the network collector server learning that the cable modem reboots, scanning the cable modem, and learning whether a firmware update was successful by comparing older and new firmware versions; and
the network collector server sending whether the firmware update was successful to the web application,
wherein the URI further comprises a network location of the firmware update file, the firmware update policy further comprises an update time frame, and the cable modem criteria includes at least one of a group consisting a MAC address, a MAC domain, a firmware version, a hardware version, a vendor, a model, a region, and a subset of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with the cable modems.

US Pat. No. 10,496,159

USER INPUT PROCESSING WITH EYE TRACKING

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A method for identifying user input at a computing device, the method comprising:capturing image data for a physical area surrounding the computing device, the image data captured by a camera;
identifying that at least one candidate shape in the captured image data corresponds to a human present in the physical area based on the at least one candidate shape meeting a threshold level of facial features including at least one eye of the human;
calibrating eye behavior of the at least one eye by taking a set of measurements to derive degrees of focus for each of a plurality of focus points within a display of the computing device, wherein each focus point is directed to one or more predefined input points within the display of the computing device;
tracking a location of a new focus point of the at least one eye of the identified human, wherein the location of the focus point is tracked within the display of the computing device;
identifying that an input has been received when the location of the tracked focus point corresponds to one of the predefined input points within the display of the computing device;
identifying that the predefined input point corresponding to the tracked focus point is at a location of a virtual item within the display;
identifying that the tracked focus point corresponds to the identified human of the at least one eye whose eye behavior had been calibrated; and
processing the received input as an action performed at the virtual item located at the predefined input point corresponding to the tracked focus point, wherein the action performed at the virtual item is further associated with the corresponding identified human.

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. 10,495,658

AUTOMATIC ANALYZER

Hitachi High-Technologies...

8. An automatic analyzer comprising:a first conveyance line that conveys a plurality of specimen racks in a first direction;
an identification unit configured to obtain identification information from respective labels on the specimen racks on the first conveyance line;
a rack supplying unit that supplies one or more specimen racks, of the plurality of specimen racks, to the conveyance line, which respectively store a specimen;
a second conveyance line, including a sampling area, that conveys respective specimen racks in a first direction from an upstream side to a downstream side to position the specimen rack in the sampling area and in a second direction opposite the first direction;
a reaction disk on which a reaction container is arranged;
a specimen dispensing mechanism which dispenses a specimen stored in a respective specimen container of the specimen rack positioned in the sampling area by the first rack conveying unit into a reaction container;
a reagent dispensing mechanism dispensing a reagent to the reaction container;
a rack take-in mechanism configured to transfer specimen racks between the first conveyance line and the upstream side of the sampling area on the second conveyance line;
a rack handling mechanism configured to transfer specimen racks between the first conveyance line and the downstream side of the sampling area on the second conveyance line; and
a controller controlling the first conveyance line, the second conveyance line, the identification device and the specimen dispensing mechanism,
wherein the first conveyance line is configured to convey respective specimen racks to downstream of the sampling area,
wherein the controller is programmed to:
upon determining a first specimen rack, of the plurality of specimen racks, stores an emergency sample and upon determining a second specimen rack, of the plurality of specimen racks, storing an ordinary sample is currently in the sampling area based on an operation of the specimen dispensing mechanism, control the second conveyance line to convey the second specimen rack holding the ordinary sample to a position on the second conveyance line that is upstream from the sampling area and control the second conveyance line to convey the first specimen rack holding the emergency sample from the first conveyance line to the sampling area from downstream of the sampling area.

US Pat. No. 10,495,634

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF IMMUNOLOGICAL PROTEINS, PATHOGENIC AND MICROBIAL AGENTS AND CELLS

Carnegie Mellon Universit...

1. A method for detecting and quantifying concentration of an analyte in a liquid sample, comprising:adding a liquid sample to an immunoassay microfluidic device, said microfluidic device having a liquid sample inlet in continuous fluid connection with a liquid sample inlet manifold micro-channel that is in continuous fluid connection with a plurality of reaction chambers, each of said plurality of reaction chambers having adsorbed on its surface a plurality of immobilized antigen-specific antibodies (Ab1) specific to an analyte, wherein the surface of each of the reaction chambers also has a plurality of magnetic-responsive micro-beads deposited thereon, each of said plurality of magnetic-responsive micro-beads coated with an antigen-specific antibody (Ab2) specific to the analyte;
incubating the liquid sample within the plurality of reaction chambers, which causes rehydration of the plurality of antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads, which rehydration disperses the antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample;
binding the rehydrated antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads as well as the antigen-specific antibodies immobilized on the surface of each of the reaction chambers to any analyte present in the liquid sample to form Ab1-analyte-Ab2-coated magnetic-responsive micro-bead complexes on the surface of each of the reaction chambers;
having the liquid sample containing any unbound antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads exit the plurality of reaction chambers through outlet manifold micro-channels which is in continuous fluid connection with a connector micro-channel, wherein one outlet manifold micro-channel also is in continuous fluid connection with a delay micro-channel, said delay micro-channel and said outlet manifold micro-channels in continuous fluid connection with a connector micro-channel that is in continuous fluid connection with a terminal flow splitter micro-channel that bifurcates to form a calibration micro-channel (Co) and at least one test micro-channel (Cm), wherein each of the outlet manifold micro-channels terminates in a passive valve, each of said passive valves substantially stopping, for a given period of time, the flow of the liquid sample from moving forward into the connector micro-channel;
measuring the volume, Vm, of the liquid sample passing through the at least one test micro-channel exposed to a magnetic field gradient, in which the presence of any unbound antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the at least one test micro-channel which is exposed to the magnetic field gradient causes flocculation of the antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample which reduces the flow rate of the liquid sample through the at least one test micro-channel;
measuring the volume of the liquid sample passing through the calibration micro-channel, Vo, not exposed to a magnetic field gradient;
calculating the ratio Vm/Vo, the difference Vo?Vm, and the ratio (Vo?Vm)p/(Vm)q, wherein p and q are derived through a calibration process, wherein the ratios Vm/Vo and (Vo?Vm)p/(Vm)q are a proxy for the number of magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample, which is a proxy for the concentration of analyte in the liquid sample; and
quantifying the concentration of analyte in the liquid sample.

US Pat. No. 10,495,617

CO2 SENSOR REFERENCE VALUE CALIBRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING REFERENCE VALUE OF CO2 SENSOR

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A CO2 sensor reference value calibration apparatus comprising:a person detection unit configured to detect a person in an object space;
a CO2 sensor configured to acquire, as a relative value with respect to a preset reference value of the CO2 sensor, a carbon dioxide concentration in the object space;
a clock unit configured to measure a time; and
a calibration unit configured to calibrate the reference value, wherein
the calibration unit is configured to start introduction of outside air after a person is not detected in the object space,
the calibration unit is configured to set, as a provisional reference value, a carbon dioxide concentration acquired when a preset first waiting time elapses after starting the introduction of the outside air,
the calibration unit is configured to compare a carbon dioxide concentration, which is acquired when a preset second waiting time elapses after the setting of the provisional reference value, with the provisional reference value,
the calibration unit is configured to repeatedly acquire the carbon dioxide concentration, when the second waiting time elapses after newly setting the acquired carbon dioxide concentration as the provisional reference value, in a case where a change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is out of a preset allowable range, and
the calibration unit is configured to set a currently set provisional reference value as the reference value in a case where the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is in the allowable range,
the calibration unit is configured to compare the carbon dioxide concentration, which is acquired when the preset second waiting time elapses after the setting of the provisional reference value, with the provisional reference value,
the calibration unit is configured to repeatedly acquire the carbon dioxide concentration, when the second waiting time elapses after the setting of the acquired carbon dioxide concentration as a new provisional reference value, in a case where the acquired carbon dioxide concentration is lower than the provisional reference value and where the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is negative, and
the calibration unit is configured to set the currently set provisional reference value as the reference value in response to that the acquired carbon dioxide concentration is equal to or greater than the provisional reference value and that the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is positive.

US Pat. No. 10,495,526

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING A THERMOMETER IN SITU

1. An apparatus for calibrating or validating a thermometer in situ, having:a temperature sensor for determining a temperature; and
a reference element for calibrating said temperature sensor, wherein:
said reference element at least partially comprises a ferroelectric material, which experiences a phase transformation at at least one predetermined temperature in a temperature range relevant for calibrating or validating said temperature sensor,
said temperature sensor and said reference element are integrated in a thermometer component and wherein said reference element is arranged next to said temperature sensor and is sufficiently close to the same temperature as the temperature sensor, and
said ferroelectric material serves as a substrate for said temperature sensor, wherein said temperature sensor is located on said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,495,460

DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CHECK THE POSITION OF A PIPELINE IN A BED OF A BODY OF WATER

SAIPEM S.p.A., San Donat...

1. A pipeline detection system comprising:a device configured to be moved in a moving direction and along a route in a body of water, said device including:
a support extending transversely to the moving direction,
a quantity of acoustic wave sources mounted on the support and configured to transmit acoustic waves through the body of water and a bed of the body of water,
a quantity of at least three acoustic wave receivers located along the support and configured to receive reflected acoustic waves and emit reception signals related to the reflected acoustic waves, wherein the acoustic wave receivers are distributed transversely to the moving direction, and
a mechanism configured to adjust an immersion depth of the support in the body of water to place the support at a designated estimated distance from a pipeline; and
a processing unit including an acquisition unit configured to receive at least one datum selected from the group consisting of: a known value of a cross-section of the pipeline, an expected value of a trenching height of the pipeline, a known shape of the pipeline, an expected bathymetric profile of the bed of the body of water, and an expected value of a position of the pipeline, wherein the processing unit is configured to:
calculate a parameter related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water based on the emitted reception signals and the at least one received datum, and
check if the calculated parameter related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water falls within a designated range of parameters related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water.

US Pat. No. 10,495,344

FORCED AIR HEATER INCLUDING MULTIPLE ON-BOARD SOURCES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY

Enerco Group, Inc., Clev...

1. A heating system, comprising: a forced air heater, comprising:a combustion region;
an interior chamber disposed adjacent to the combustion region;
wherein the heater comprises a fuel inlet for coupling to an external fuel tank or a fixedly engaged fuel tank; and
a control unit at least a portion of which is disposed inside the interior chamber adjacent the combustion region that selectively supplies electrical power to the heater from a first power source or second power source to control at least a portion of the heater; wherein:
the first power source is in electrical communication with a selectively removable rechargeable battery; and
the second power source is in electrical communication with remote power source, the second power source comprising an alternating current (AC) electrical power source supplied by an electrical outlet coupled to a source of AC electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,495,282

TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH OPTIC ILLUMINATION

1. A vehicular tail lamp assembly comprising:a combination lamp comprising a first outer lens and at least one light source disposed on an inward-facing side of the first outer lens, the light source configured to produce a direct beam pattern at least a portion of which extends substantially rearward of a vehicle through the first outer lens;
a lid lamp defining a first adjacently-spaced gap between it and the combination lamp, the lid lamp comprising a second outer lens and a reflective element disposed on an inward-facing side of the second outer lens, and
a first optic element signally cooperative with the light source to redirect at least a portion of the direct beam pattern to the reflective element which in turn redirects a reflected portion into an indirect beam pattern through the second outer lens, the first optic element comprising:
a first portion coupled to the first outer lens; and
a second portion coupled to the second outer lens, the first portion being signally cooperative with the second portion such that the first portion directs light from the light source across the gap and into the second portion, which redirects the portion of the direct beam pattern to the reflective element, wherein one of the first portion and the second portion extends across the first adjacently spaced gap from a respective side wall of the first outer lens and the second outer lens toward the other of the first portion or the second portion while remaining spaced therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,495,189

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train apparatus comprising:an input shaft receiving torque of an engine;
an output shaft outputting torque;
a first planetary gear set including a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set including a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set including a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set including a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a fifth planetary gear set including a thirteenth rotation element, a fourteenth rotation element and a fifteenth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the first rotation element and the fifth rotation element and fixedly connected to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the fourteenth rotation element and the output shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the sixth rotation element and the tenth rotation element;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the eighth rotation element and the fifteenth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the eleventh rotation element and the thirteenth rotation element;
a sixth shaft fixedly connected to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element, the fourth rotation element, and the seventh rotation element;
an eighth shaft fixedly connected to the second rotation element; and
a ninth shaft fixedly connected to the ninth rotation element.

US Pat. No. 10,495,180

WIRE ROPE ASSEMBLY UNIT

CASAR DRAHTSEILWERK SAAR ...

1. A wire rope assembly unit, comprising:a metal wire rope;
a device for assembling the metal wire rope, the device is attached to one end of the metal wire rope and comprises a connecting element that is arranged on an end surface of one end of the metal wire rope; and
a sleeve that surrounds a lateral surface of a terminal section of the metal wire rope, wherein outer metal strands of the metal wire rope are completely removed from the metal wire rope in the terminal section of the metal wire rope that is arranged inside the sleeve so that the sleeve is exclusively over inner strands of the metal wire rope.

US Pat. No. 10,495,173

DISPENSING PUMP WITH POLYMER COMPRESSION SPRING ASSEMBLY

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing pump comprising:a pump base;
a dispensing head; and
a compression spring assembly comprising:
a slotted tubular spring element formed from a tensile polymer material, said slotted tubular spring element having strain reducing ribs extending longitudinally along opposing slot edges wherein the strain reducing ribs are symmetrical;
a first loading cone at a first end of said slotted tubular spring element; and
a second loading cone at said second end of said slotted tubular spring element, said second loading cone being axially compressible with said dispensing head toward the first loading cone,
whereby said slotted tubular spring element radially expands to create an opposing extension spring force.

US Pat. No. 10,495,138

HINGE ASSEMBLY WITH COMPRESSIBLE SLEEVE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A device assembly comprising:a base member coupled to an upright member via a hinge assembly, the hinge assembly including:
a first securing member;
a second securing member including a shaft coupled to the first securing member;
a compressible sleeve composed of elastically deformable material and arranged to engage and apply a compressive force to the shaft under influence of a spring; and
the spring coupled to the first securing member and to engage the compressible sleeve and apply a compressive force on the sleeve in response to a rotational movement of the hinge assembly in a first direction and reduce a compressive force when the hinge assembly is rotated in a 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. 10,495,032

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. 10,494,941

SEAL FACE PLATE COOLING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A sealing system for an engine having an axial centerline, comprising:a stationary carbon segment; and
a seal plate that rotates when the engine is operated;
wherein the seal plate includes an end face that is opposed to an interface between the carbon segment and the seal plate;
wherein the end face includes a plurality of grooves that convey a liquid cooling fluid;
wherein each of the grooves starts at a respective first circumferential location of the end face at an inner diameter of the end face and ends at a respective second circumferential location of the end face at an outer diameter of the end face, the first and second circumferential locations being different circumferential locations;
wherein the end includes a plurality of fin;
wherein the grooves and fins are formed in an alternating sequence in the end face;
wherein the end face has a non-constant groove width to pitch ratio over a radial span of the end face; and
wherein the groove width to pitch ratio increases from the inner diameter of the end face towards the outer diameter of the end face.

US Pat. No. 10,494,913

EARTH FORMATION CRUSHING MODEL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a computer, an Earth formation characteristic and a cutter characteristic of a cutter of an Earth drill bit;
determining, with the computer, a cutting characteristic at an interface between the Earth formation and the cutter based on the Earth formation characteristic and the cutter characteristic using an Earth formation crushing model operating on the computer, where determining the cutting characteristic at the interface between the Earth formation and the cutter comprises:
determining an empirical determination of stress in a first of three mutually perpendicular axes at the interface;
determining a stress at the interface in a remaining two mutually perpendicular axes as a function of the empirical determination of stress in the first of three mutually perpendicular axes;
determining cutting forces at the interface in each of the three mutually perpendicular axes as a function of the determined stress at the interface in each of the three mutually perpendicular axes; and
determining the cutting characteristic by matching the determined cutting forces against experimental cutting forces and solving for the cutting characteristic; and
outputting the determined cutting characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,494,862

DRIVING ASSEMBLY AND WINDOW BLIND

1. A driving assembly, adapted for window blinds, the driving assembly comprising a mounting plate, a winding roller and at least one pair of driving wheels that are engaged with one another and rotationally mounted on the mounting plate, at least one first guiding roller located at a side of the at least one pair of driving wheels, and at least one second guiding roller located at a side of the winding roller,wherein an elastic element is elastically wound around the driving wheels to provide driving force for the winding roller, a pull rope has a starting end fixed to the winding roller and wound around the winding roller for several circles, and the pull rope is divided into at least two pull rope sections including a first pull rope section and a second pull rope section after the starting end comes out of the winding roller, the pull rope sections are adapted for running through multiple slats of the window blinds and connected with a bottom rail of the window blinds, the first pull rope section and the second pull rope section are wound along outer edges of the second guiding roller and outer edges of the first guiding roller in turns for several circles, the first pull rope section comes out of the first guiding roller, and the second pull rope section comes out of the second guiding roller; under a first status, the pull rope partially winds around the winding roller then winds around the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller in turns along outer edges of the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller; while under a second status, the pull rope disengages from the winding roller, the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller in turns.

US Pat. No. 10,494,842

VEHICLE LOAD FLOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A latch assembly that is configured to removably secure a load floor within a cargo area of a vehicle, the latch assembly comprising:a housing defining an opening, wherein the housing is configured to secure to the load floor; and
a latch rotatably secured to the housing, wherein the latch comprises a central hub and opposed latching rims extending radially outward from the central hub, wherein the latch is configured to be rotated 360° in relation to the housing in both a clockwise direction and counterclockwise direction to move either of the latching rims out of the housing and into an engagement position, and wherein the latch assembly is configured to secure to a portion of the vehicle when either of the latching rims is in the engagement position.

US Pat. No. 10,494,758

DRYER APPLIANCES AND METHODS OF OPERATION

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A method of operating a dryer appliance comprising a cabinet, a drum defining a drying chamber within the cabinet, a ventilation assembly in fluid communication with the drying chamber, and an air handler mounted along the ventilation assembly, the method comprising:directing rotation of the drum within the cabinet;
motivating a first airflow of internal air from the drying chamber to an outlet defined through the cabinet;
halting rotation of the drum; and
motivating a second airflow of internal air from the drying chamber to the outlet for a set time period in response to the halting rotation of the drum,
wherein motivating the first airflow comprises directing rotation of the air handler to draw the first airflow through the air handler between the drying chamber and the outlet, and wherein motivating the second airflow comprises directing rotation of the air handler to draw the second airflow through the air handler between the drying chamber and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,494,703

COMPOSITES

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A composite, consisting of a first principal strengthening phase compound, a second principal strengthening phase compound, and a third principal strengthening phase compound and one cementing phase of principal refractory metal, wherein the first principal strengthening phase compound is selected from the group consisting of TiB2 and ZrB2, the second principal strengthening phase compound and the third principal strengthening phase compound are selected individually and independently from the group consisting of TiC, VC, ZrC, HfC, WC, NbC, and TaC, the cementing phase of principal refractory metal is selected from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum and tungsten, the mole fraction of a total of the first principal strengthening phase compound, the second principal strengthening phase compound, and the third principal strengthening phase compound is 60 mol %, and the mole fraction of the principal cementing refractory metal is 40 mol %, and the first principal strengthening phase compound, the second principal strengthening phase compound, and the third principal strengthening phase compound and the cementing phase of principal refractory metal are uniformly mixed by a smelting process in a water-cooled copper mold.

US Pat. No. 10,494,550

OPTICAL ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND OPTICAL ADHESIVE FILM

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An optical adhesive composition comprising:a thermosetting component comprising an isoprene-based rubber containing a carboxyl group, and a thermal curing agent; and
a photo-curable component comprising an acrylic acid ester-based monomer, and a photoinitiator.

US Pat. No. 10,494,447

CELLULOSE ESTER OPTICAL FILMS

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. A single layer optical film comprising a regioselectively substituted cellulose ester, wherein said regioselectively substituted cellulose ester comprises a plurality of alkyl-acyl substituents and a plurality of aryl-acyl substituents, wherein said regioselectively substituted cellulose ester has a hydroxyl degree of substitution (“DSOH”) of at least 0.30, wherein the regioselectivity of said cellulose ester is such that the sum of the aryl-acyl degrees of substitution at C2 and C3 (“C2DSaryl” and “C3DSaryl”) minus the aryl-acyl degree of substitution at C6 (“C6DSaryl”) is greater than 0.20 wherein said single layer optical film has an Rth in the range of from 0 to +50 nm, wherein said single layer optical film has an Re in the range of from ?170 to ?290 nm, wherein said single layer optical film has an Nz in the range of from 0.45 to 0.78, wherein said Re and Rth are measured at a spectral range of from 370 to 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,494,397

REBAUDIOSIDE ANALOGS

pepsico, inc., Purchase,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein:
R1 is 2,3-bis(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl, 2-(1-?-L-rhamnopyranosyl)-3-(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl, or 2-(1-?-D-xylopyranosyl)-3-(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl,
A1 is NR10 or O;
L1 is a bond linking A1 and G1, a C1-6 alkylene linker, a tetrahydropyran ring, or forms a 5- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring with A1 when A1 is NR10,
G1 is OH, CH2OH, R11, OR12, CONR13R14, COOR15, or

wherein A2 is NR20 or O;
L2 is a bond linking A2 and G2, a C1-6 alkylene linker, a tetrahydropyran ring, or forms a 5- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring with A2 when A2 is NR20;
and G2 is OH, CH2OH, COOH, R21, OR22, CONR23R24 or COOR25,
wherein
the C1-6 alkylene linker at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more alkyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, COOH, CONH2, NH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, OH, and Me3N+;
each tetrahydropyran ring at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of OH, Cl, CH2Cl, CH2OH, COOH, alkyl, and OR30, wherein R30 is a tetrahydrofuran ring;
each tetrahydrofuran ring at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of OH, Cl, CH2Cl, CH2OH, COOH, and alkyl; and
each of R10, R12, R13, R14, R20, R21, R22, R23, and R24 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle, wherein each of the alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle is optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, COOH, CONH2, NH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, OH, and Me3N+; and
R11 is cycloalkyl or heterocycle, wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocycle are optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, CONH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, and Me3N+; and
R15 and R25 are each independently a C1-6 alkyl;
or a salt thereof,
provided that the compound of Formula I is not rebaudioside A, rebaudioside B, rebaudioside C, rebaudioside D, rebaudioside F, rebaudioside I, rebaudioside J, rebaudioside K, rebaudioside M, rebaudioside N, or rebaudioside O.

US Pat. No. 10,494,332

PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASES OR SHP2 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Indiana University Resear...

1. A compound of Formula 1b:or a therapeutically suitable salt thereof, wherein:R1 is hydrogen;
R2 is aryl substituted with —(CH2)s—NH—CO—Rz;
s is 0-4;
Rz is aryl or furan optionally substituted with one or more substituent selected from the group consisting of C1-C4 alkyl, benzoyl, benzyl, benzyloxy (—OBn), phenyl, halogen, 1H-benzimidazole-2-yl, and 2-thiophenyl;
or R1, R2, and the N atom taken together form pyridine, piperidine, octahydroquinoline, decahydroquinoline, quinoline, or indoline;
R3 is hydrogen or halogen; and
R4 is hydrogen or aryl, the aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl, nitro, cyano, and —COCF3.

US Pat. No. 10,494,235

CRANE SYSTEM AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD THEREOF

General Electric Company,...

1. A. crane system comprising:a support structure;
a movable structure coupled to an end of the support structure and configured to move one or more components of a wind turbine;
a slidable device comprising:
a base coupled to a peripheral side of the support structure;
a retention component coupled to either side of the base to define a channel between the retention component and the base;
a first pair of clamping arms and a second pair of clamping arms spaced apart and coupled to each other and to the base; and
a third pair of clamping arms and a fourth pair of clamping arms spaced apart and coupled to each other, wherein the third and fourth pairs of clamping arms are slidably disposed within the channel in an interleaved manner with respect to the first and second pairs of clamping arms;
a first actuator unit coupled to the slidable device and configured to move the slidable device along a longitudinal direction of a tower of the wind turbine; and
a plurality of second actuator units coupled to the first, second, third, and fourth pairs of clamping arms, wherein each second actuator unit is configured to move the first, second, third, and fourth pairs of clamping arms along a lateral direction of the tower.

US Pat. No. 10,494,188

PALLET TRANSPORT DEVICE

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. A pallet transport device comprising:a plurality of pallet rails configured to movably guide a pallet;
a plurality of moving mechanisms provided for the respective pallet rails, the plurality of moving mechanisms being configured to move the pallet along the pallet rails;
a transfer mechanism including a pivoting member and a retaining rail, the pivoting member being pivotable around a pivot axis in a horizontal direction, the retaining rail being mounted on the pivoting member and capable of retaining the pallet, the transfer mechanism being configured to transfer the pallet guided by one of the pallet rails to another one of the pallet rails using the pivoting member and the retaining rail;
a moving assistance mechanism configured to move the pallet from the pallet rails to the retaining rail, or from the retaining rail to the pallet rails; and
an elevator mechanism configured to cause the moving assistance mechanism to ascend and descend, wherein
when the elevator mechanism has caused the moving assistance mechanism to descend, the transfer mechanism becomes in a state where the transfer mechanism is capable of causing the pivoting member to pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,494,131

COMBINATION PRINTER AND CUTTING APPARATUS

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

1. A combination printing and cutting device comprising:a printer;
a carriage assembly; and
a cutter assembly movably attached to the carriage assembly, the cutter assembly comprising:
an eccentric pinion shaft, comprising:
a housing support;
a bearer roller support; and
a cutter wheel support.

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. 10,494,071

SEGMENTED RIGID SAIL

1. A segmented “Wing” type rigid sail, consisting of horizontal fragmentation of the sail into independent segments, each segment preserving the “wing” sail characteristics, wherein sail coherence is assured by linking segments by their front flaps (21) through a process allowing adjustment of their relative freedom, playing on an angle that each segment can take in relation to neighboring segments wherein for small size boats that link is realized by means of a simple system of cables (20), passing by each segment and whose tensions, by wrapping around a winch drum (22), adjusting their relative freedom, wherein for bigger size vessels that adjustment can be realized by means of any appropriate mechanical and/or electromechanical system, wherein sail handling , that is its orientation and power, is achieved through the “sail sheet” (30) , a rope linking the segments, top to bottom, through their back flaps (31), and wherein a trim of the sail is then done like on a traditional sailing boat by tension / release of the mainsheet passing through a pulley (32) attached to a boat deck.

US Pat. No. 10,494,044

CENTER KICKSTAND WITH SHARED, PIVOT AXLE FOR TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE

1. A center mounted kickstand for a two-wheeled vehicle with a swing arm rear suspension, comprising:a rotatable apparatus; and
a pivot axle,
wherein the rotatable apparatus is mounted onto a mainframe of the two-wheeled vehicle via the pivot axle, and the pivot axle is mounted transversely to a longitudinal plane of the two-wheeled vehicle and connects the swing arm to the two-wheeled vehicle, and
wherein the rotatable apparatus is constructed to slide in both directions transverse the longitudinal plane of the two-wheeled vehicle on the pivot axle.

US Pat. No. 10,493,992

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO PROPULSION AND STEERING SYSTEM ERRORS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of stopping a vehicle, the method comprising:controlling, by one or more control computing devices, the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode by generating first commands for acceleration control and sending the first commands to an acceleration actuator of an acceleration system of the vehicle in order to cause the vehicle to accelerate;
monitoring acceleration of the vehicle while the vehicle is being operated in an autonomous driving mode;
comparing the monitored acceleration with the first commands;
determining that there is an error with the acceleration system based on the comparison; and
when the error is determined, controlling, by the one or more control computing devices, the vehicle in the autonomous driving mode by generating second commands which do not require any acceleration by the acceleration system.

US Pat. No. 10,493,982

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control device comprising:an electronic control unit (ECU) programmed to:
execute an inter-vehicle distance control for automatically accelerating a vehicle, regardless of an accelerator operation;
prohibit an execution of the inter-vehicle distance control during a predetermined period, after (1) a detection is made that the vehicle collided by a G sensor of the vehicle reporting to the ECU at least one vehicle acceleration above a light collision predetermined threshold but below a higher severe collision predetermined threshold, and (2) a determination is made by a driver monitoring sensor of the vehicle reporting to the ECU that a predetermined driver condition is satisfied, and
permit the execution of the inter-vehicle distance control after an elapse of the predetermined period;
wherein
the predetermined driver condition is determined when a driver state is detected as a panic state or an unconscious state, and
after the detection is made that the vehicle was just in a non-severe collision and that the predetermined driver condition is satisfied, execute an automatic brake control for controlling the vehicle and automatically decelerate the vehicle until the vehicle stops, and cancel the automatic brake control only after the vehicle stops, wherein the predetermined time period is independent of the automatic brake control,
wherein
after the automatic brake control is cancelled and during the predetermined time period of which the inter-vehicle distance control is prohibited, the ECU permits an acceleration of the vehicle in response to an accelerator operation by the driver, and
after the predetermined time period, the ECU permits the execution of the inter-vehicle distance control in addition to the acceleration of the vehicle in response to the accelerator operation.

US Pat. No. 10,493,902

VEHICLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for illuminating a side of a vehicle, comprising:determining a road user approaching the vehicle, wherein the road user comprises an oncoming vehicle;
determining a distance between the road user and the vehicle; and
illuminating with at least one light source, that is configured to be rotatable about a vertical axis through a set angle, ground in front of the oncoming vehicle to provide lighting in front of the oncoming vehicle for the oncoming vehicle when the distance between the oncoming vehicle and vehicle drops below a first threshold distance.

US Pat. No. 10,493,798

AIR STRUT SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A SELF-PROPELLED HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A trailing-arm suspension system for operatively connecting a ground engaging wheel to a frame of a self-propelled agricultural product applicator, where the frame is adapted for supporting at least one product container and defines forward and rear ends of the frame, a longitudinally extending central axis of the frame extending from the rear to the front of the frame in a direction of travel of the applicator, and a vertical axis of the frame, the suspension system comprising, an upper suspension arm, a lower suspension arm, and an air strut operatively interconnected to one another and disposed between the ground engaging wheel and the frame:the upper suspension arm defining a frame attachment point thereof, adapted for fixed attachment to the frame;
the lower suspension arm defining a rolling axis of the ground engaging wheel and adapted for supportive attachment thereto of the ground engaging wheel for rotation of the ground engaging wheel about the rolling axis of the wheel;
the upper and lower suspension arms also defining respective forward and aft ends thereof, with the forward ends being adapted for operative pivoting connection to one another about a suspension pivot axis extending generally parallel to the rolling axis of the wheel and disposed forward of the rolling axis of the wheel, and the aft ends of the upper and lower suspension arms being disposed respectively aft of the frame attachment point and rolling axis, and with the aft ends of the upper and lower suspension arms being respectively adapted for operative attachment thereto of the air strut; and
the air strut having an upper end thereof adapted for operative attachment to the aft end of the upper suspension arm, and also having a lower end thereof adapted for operative attachment to the aft end of the lower suspension arm;
with the air strut being configured for receiving a flow of pressurized air from an air power source, and for extending and retracting in response to the flow of pressurized air, to thereby respectively lower and raise the rolling axis of the wheel with respect to the frame attachment point.

US Pat. No. 10,493,785

HIGH DEFINITION STENCIL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A stencil for use in stenciling complex symbols, comprising:a stencil substrate comprising a flexible material, having a plurality of symbols arranged thereon;
a plurality of folding stiffeners in the stencil substrate, each folding stiffener being positioned to split symbols having stencil cutouts forming isolated elements within an interior of the split symbols,
wherein the plurality of folding stiffeners are foldable about a vertex, to collapse into a raised position and bring together the split symbols, with the stiffeners supporting the isolated elements created by the stencil cutouts, and
wherein portions of the stencil cutouts forming the split symbols extend into coincident channels in the folding stiffeners, to bridge adjoining portions of said split symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,493,745

METHOD FOR MEASURING HEIGHT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOZZLE HEADS AND 3D PRINTING APPARATUS USING THE METHOD

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatus, comprising:a printing module, comprising a 3D print head and a color head disposed on a same rail;
a contact sensor;
a printing platform, wherein the contact sensor is disposed on the printing platform;
a motor, coupled to the printing module or the printing platform and configured to move the printing module or the printing platform;
a displacement measurer, configured to obtain a vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor, wherein the displacement measurer obtains the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor by measuring operation of the motor; and
a controller, coupled to the displacement measurer and contact sensor, wherein the contact sensor generates a contact signal when the 3D print head or the color head gets in contact with the contact sensor, wherein the controller drives the 3D print head to get in contact with the contact sensor vertically to generate the contact signal, so as to obtain a first height value according to the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor and the contact signal, and drives the color head to get in contact with the contact sensor vertically to generate the contact signal, so as to obtain a second height value according to the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor and the contact signal, and
the controller obtains a height difference between the 3D print head and the color head according to the first height value and the second height value and performs horizontal correction according to the height difference between the 3D print head and the color head.

US Pat. No. 10,493,708

STEERABLE CATHETER AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flexible tubular body having a distal region and a proximal region, each of the distal region and the proximal region including an outer layer, an inner layer, at least two wire lumens, and a central lumen sized to receive a catheter or sheath, wherein the central lumen is defined by an inner surface of the inner layer; and
at least two deflection wires,
wherein each of the at least two wire lumens is defined by a respective one of a plurality of spaghetti tubes equidistantly placed about a circumference of an outer surface of the inner layer, the plurality of spaghetti tubes being positioned within at least a portion of the outer layer,
wherein each of the at least two deflection wires is placed in a respective one of the at least two wire lumens, the at least two wire lumens each having an inner diameter that exceeds the outer diameter of its respective deflection wire,
wherein each of the at least two wire lumens further contains a pressurized fluid to maintain the inner diameter of the at least two wire lumens, and
wherein each of the at least two deflection wires extends through the flexible tubular body to a point in the distal region of the flexible tubular body.

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. 10,493,486

METHOD OF FORMING A PHOTOCHROMIC SEGMENTED MULTIFOCAL LENS

Transitions Optical, Inc....

1. A method of forming a photochromic segmented multifocal lens comprising:(a) forming a segmented multifocal lens blank by molding, wherein said segmented multifocal lens blank has a front surface and a rear surface, said front surface of said segmented multifocal lens blank comprising a segmented optical power addition portion;
(b) grinding said rear surface of said segmented multifocal lens blank, thereby forming a segmented multifocal finished lens having a front surface and a rear surface, said front surface of said segmented multifocal finished lens comprising said segmented optical power addition portion;
(c) forming a photochromic coating layer over at least a portion of said rear surface of said segmented multifocal finished lens, said photochromic coating layer comprising at least one photochromic compound,
wherein said segmented multifocal lens blank is a substantially unitary segmented multifocal lens blank,
wherein said photochromic compound, of said photochromic coating layer, comprises at least one of indeno-fused naphthopyrans, naphtho[1,2-b]pyrans, naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans, spirofluoroeno[1,2-b]pyrans, phenanthropyrans, quinolinopyrans, fluoroanthenopyrans, spiropyrans, benzoxazines, naphthoxazines, spiro(indoline)naphthoxazines, spiro(indoline)pyridobenzoxazines, spiro(indoline)fluoranthenoxazines, spiro(indoline)quinoxazines, fulgides, fulgimides, diarylethenes, diarylalkylethenes, and diarylalkenylethenes, and
wherein said photochromic compound, of said photochromic coating layer, is converted from a closed-form to an open-form by electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of greater than 390 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,493,474

TWO COMPONENT ADHESIVE SPRAY GUN AND SPRAY PATTERN

Worthen Industries, Nash...

1. A two component adhesive spray system comprising:a first adhesive spray housing configured to spray an adhesive in a first spray area;
a second activator spray housing configured to spray an activator in a second spray area, the second spray area being less than the first spray area; and
wherein the first adhesive spray housing and second activator spray housing are configured to spray at an angle towards the other; and
wherein the second spray area is between approximately 5-50% the size of the first spray area.

US Pat. No. 10,493,309

CANTILEVERED UNWEIGHTING SYSTEMS

AlterG, Inc., Fremont, C...

1. An unweighting system for use with an exercise device, comprising:a frame including a cross member, a right leg, a left leg, a right upright bar and a left upright bar, wherein a spacing between the right leg and the left leg along the cross member is at least as wide as the exercise device whereby the right leg, the left leg and the cross member encircle a portion of the exercise device wherein the frame is configured such that a user gains access to the exercise device by stepping over the cross member and passing completely between the left upright bar and the right upright bar;
a left cantilevered arm assembly extending from the left upright bar, a right cantilevered arm assembly extending from the right upright bar, each cantilevered arm assembly including a cantilever arm having a proximal end attached to one of the upright bars and a distal end configured to receive and couple to the user;
a left resilient member extending between the left upright bar and the left cantilever arm and a right resilient member extending between the right upright bar and the right cantilever arm wherein the left resilient member and the right resilient member are configured to cooperate to unload a portion of the user's weight as the user exercises on the exercise device while coupled between the distal end of the left cantilever arm and the distal end of the right cantilever arm;
a right height adjustment mechanism having a first end coupled to the right upright bar and a second end coupled to the right cantilever arm proximal to the distal end of the right cantilever arm, the right height adjustment mechanism being configured to receive and couple to the user wherein operation of the right height adjustment mechanism changes a vertical spacing between the exercise device and the distal end of the right cantilever arm;
a left height adjustment mechanism having a first end coupled to the left upright bar and a second end coupled to the left cantilever arm proximal to the distal end of the left cantilever arm, the left height adjustment mechanism being configured to receive and couple to the user wherein operation of the left height adjustment mechanism changes a vertical spacing between the exercise device and the distal end of the left cantilever arm.

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. 10,493,221

POWDER INHALER AND POWDER INHALATION SET

1. A powder inhaler (1), comprising:a first half shell and a second half shell (3, 4) that are connected to each other by at least one film hinge (16), the first and second half shells and the at least one hinge formed as one piece, wherein the first and second half shells (3, 4) in a joined arrangement, in which the first and second half shells are folded onto each other, enclose an air inlet area, a powder deposition and release area, and an outlet area through which a fluid path is extending;
wherein at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) in the air inlet area comprises at least one air inlet opening (8);
wherein the first half shell comprises one or more powder receiving depressions (9) in the powder deposition and release area, wherein the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) are configured to receive a depression (101) of a blister element (100) dimensioned to be received in the powder inhaler (1), the blister element (100) comprising a support film in which the depression (101) containing at least one active ingredient powder that is inhalable is formed and comprising a cover plate closing off the depression (101);
wherein the outlet area comprises one or more de-agglomeration structures (17, 17?) and an outlet for aerosol that is formed by the first and second half shells (3, 4);
wherein the first and second half shells (3, 4) are flat and comprise an elongate substantially rectangular, trapezoidal, drop-shaped or oval base that is rimmed by sidewalls (32, 42) and a wall section (31, 41) that is opposite the outlet;
wherein the at least one air inlet opening (8) is arranged on the wall section (31, 41);
wherein on at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) two or more guide webs (6) are provided and extend in a fan shape from the wall section (31, 41) and/or from the sidewalls (32, 42) adjacent to the wall section (31, 41) all the way to the at least one powder receiving depression (9), wherein the guide webs (6) on the at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) have a height extending all the way to the other half shell (3, 4) or to the guide webs (6) provided on the other half shell (3, 4), wherein two side by side neighboring guide webs (6) form an air supply channel and delimit the fluid path in the air inlet area, respectively, wherein the air supply channels each comprise a cross-section that is tapering toward the one or more powder receiving depressions (9);
wherein the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) are framed along the fluid path on two sides by guide walls (7) which extend away from the guide webs (6) that are outermost guide webs of the fan shape and lead to the one or more powder depressions (9);
wherein the powder inhaler is further configured such that:
in the powder deposition and release area, the second half shell comprises, at a location which is positioned opposite the one or more powder receiving depressions (9), a plunger (10) that is elastically moveably inserted in the second half shell in the direction toward the one or more powder receiving depression (9), wherein the plunger (10) is a pricker for opening an active ingredient depression (101) of a blister element (100) when inserted into the powder inhaler (1),
and/or
on one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) one of the sidewalls (32, 42) at the level of the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) comprises a cutout (32?) having a width and a height corresponding to a width and a height of a blister element (100) dimensioned to be received in the powder inhaler (1), wherein on the sidewall (32, 42) that, in the joined arrangement, is positioned above the cutout (32?), the other one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) that does not have the cutout (32?) comprises a projection (32?) that closes off the cutout (32?) when a blister element (100) is inserted into the powder inhaler (1).

US Pat. No. 10,493,206

DENTAL ANESTHETIC BUFFER ASSEMBLY

1. A dental anesthetic buffer assembly comprising:a receiver having a syringe mount that is removably disposed over the exterior of a needle mount of a syringe, the receiver extending distal the syringe;
an injector in mechanical communication with the receiver extending distal the syringe and the receiver;
a one-piece, solid, cylindrical buffer disposed between the receiver and the injector;
a fluid path between the receiver and the injector;
a mixer enclosing the buffer and disposed within the fluid path so as to facilitate mixing the buffer with an anesthetic as the anesthetic is elected from the syringe; and
the mixer having a buffer holder and a buffer cap interleaved with the buffer holder so as to create a buffer chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,493,185

FOAM STRUCTURE WOUND INSERTS FOR DIRECTIONAL GRANULATION

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A wound-treatment method comprising:positioning a wound insert on a wound of a patient, the wound insert comprising a single-layer foam structure having:
a first surface having a first plurality of pores with a first average cross-sectional area; and
a second surface having a second plurality of pores with a second average cross-sectional area that is less than the first average cross-sectional area, wherein the first average cross-sectional area is perpendicular to the second average cross-sectional area;
orienting the wound insert such that the first surface is proximal a bottom surface of the wound;
coupling a drape to skin adjacent the wound such that the drape covers the wound insert and the wound, and forms a space between the drape and the wound; and
applying negative pressure to the wound through the wound insert;
wherein when negative pressure is applied to the wound insert, airflow through the first plurality of pores is greater than airflow through the second plurality of pores, and wherein the reduction of airflow through the second plurality of pores is configured to inhibit granulation of the wound adjacent to the second 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. 10,493,145

IMMUNOGENIC RHINOVIRUS PEPTIDES

GlaxoSmithKline Biologica...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising (a) a fusion protein, said fusion protein comprising a carrier protein coupled to a human rhinovirus (HRV) peptide of no more than 40 amino acids, said HRV peptide comprising a sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 1; and (b) a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent, excipient or carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,493,071

USE OF PYRROLOQUINOLINE COMPOUNDS TO KILL CLINICALLY LATENT MICROORGANISMS

HELPERBY THERAPEUTICS LIM...

1. A method of killing clinically latent fungal microorganisms in a mammal comprising administering a compound selected from the group consisting of:(1) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(3-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(2) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenoxyethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(3) 1-cyclopropyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(4) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(5) {2-[4-(8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin-1-yl)-phenyoxy]ethyl}dimethylamine;
(6) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(pyridin-3-yloxy)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(7) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(8) 1-benzyl-ethyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(9) 1-(indan-2-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(10) 4-methyl-6-phenoxy-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(11) 1-benzyl-4-methyl-6-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(12) 1-(indan-2-yl)-4-methyl-6-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(13) 4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(14) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinolin-6-ol;
(15) 1-(1-benzyl-piperidin-4-yl)-4-methyl-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(16) 1-(indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(17) 1-(benzodioxan-2-ylmethyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(18) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(19) 1-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(20) 8-ethoxy-4-methyl-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(21) 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(22) 4-methyl-1-(2-methylphenyl)methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(23) 4-methyl-phenoxy-1-(4-iso-propylphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(24) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(1-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(25) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(26) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(27) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(28) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(3-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(30) 8-methoxy-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(31) 8-trifluoromethoxy-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(32) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(pyridin-3-yloxy)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(33) 1-benzyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(34) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(35) 4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-8-trifluoromethoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin;
(36) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(37) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-[(6-phenoxy)pyridin-3-yl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(38) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-[(6-methoxy)pyridin-3-yl]-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(39) 1-(benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(40) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(3-methylbutyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(41) 1-cyclopropylmethyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(43) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(49) 1-{4-[2-(N,N-dimethylamino)ethoxy]phenyl}-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(50) 1-[4-(4-fluorophenoxy)phenyl]-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(51) 1-(benzodioxan-2-ylmethyl)-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(52) 1-cyclohexyl-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(53) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(54) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-[4-(3-pyridyl)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2c]-quinoline;
(55) 4-methyl-4-phenoxy-1-[2-(3-pyridyl)ethyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(56) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(2-pyridylmethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(57) 4-methyl-1-(5-methylpyrazin-2-ylmethyl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(62) 1-[3-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin-1-yl)propyl]-pyrrolidin-2-one;
(63) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-[2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(64) ethyl 3-(8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)propionate;
(65) ethyl 4-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)butanoate;
(66) methyl 4-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)butanoate;
(67) ethyl (4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)acetate;
(68) 4-methyl-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(69) 1-(1-benzylpyrrolidin-3-yl)-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2c]quinoline;
(70) methyl 3-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)propionate;
(71) 1-((S)-indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(72) 1-((R)-indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(73) 1-(3-methoxypropyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(74) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(tetrahydrofuran-2-ylmethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(75) 1-[2-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl]-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(76) 1-[2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl]-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(77) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(2-phenylpropyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(80) 8-phenoxy-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(82) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-3-fluorophenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(83) 4-methyl-8-phenylamino-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, to a mammal in need thereof, wherein the clinically latent microorganisms are associated with a fungal infection.

US Pat. No. 10,492,653

CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaner comprising:a suction unit configured to guide air into the cleaner;
a dust separation unit comprising:
a first cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is suctioned into the cleaner through the suction unit; and
a second cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is discharged from the first cyclone unit;
a suction motor configured to drive a rotation of a rotary impeller via an impeller shaft to generate a suction force that suctions air into the cleaner through the suction unit;
a motor housing that is configured to house the suction motor;
a cleaner body that is configured to accommodate the motor housing, and that has a first opening that provides access to an interior of the cleaner;
a pre-filter that is configured to be inserted into the cleaner body through the first opening, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the second cyclone unit and before the air enters the motor housing; and
an exhaust filter unit that is configured to be coupled to the cleaner body to close the first opening of the cleaner body, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the suction motor, wherein in a state of being coupled to the cleaner body, the exhaust filter unit is configured to apply pressure to the pre-filter and maintain the pre-filter inserted in the cleaner body.

US Pat. No. 10,492,612

FOAM SEAT ELEMENT, MOLD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE THE MOLD

PROPRIETECT L.P., (CA)

1. A vehicular seat back or vehicular seat bottom comprising a single piece of molded foam consisting essentially of:a molded foam substrate unconnected to other foam substrates;
and a molded seating surface element disposed between a pair of wing portions disposed on either side thereof, an outermost surface of the molded seating surface element configured for contact with an occupant of the vehicular seat back or vehicular seat bottom and comprising: (a) first portion having an exposed plurality of peak portions and a plurality of valley portions unconnected to other foam substrates, and (b) a second portion being free from of any peak portions and valley portions; and
wherein a skin is present on the exposed plurality of peak portions and a plurality of valley portions of the outermost surface of the molded seating surface element, so that the foam has a greater density at the outermost surface as compared to the remainder of the molded seating surface element and the molded foam substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,492,369

WEED SEED DESTRUCTION

1. A combine harvester comprising:a separation system for separating from harvested crop a first material comprising straw at a first discharge location; and a second material comprising chaff and weed seeds at a second discharge location;
a straw spreading section for receiving the first material and spreading the first material at least to the sides of the combine harvester;
a weed seed destructor section comprising:
a destructor rotor housing arranged to receive the second material;
a destructor rotor arrangement mounted in the destructor rotor housing for rotation about an axis and including rotor surfaces thereon for engaging the second material and for accelerating the second material in a direction;
a stator arrangement mounted at a location along the direction and including a plurality of stator surfaces for engaging the weed seeds in the accelerated second material to cause a plurality of impacts with the weed seeds with the number of impacts being sufficient to devitalize at least some of the weed seeds;
and a guide wall component movable between positions including a first position and a second position where:
in the first position the chaff and said weed seeds are directed into the weed seed destructor, while the straw from the first discharge location enters the straw spreading section; and
in the second position the chaff and said weed seeds are directed to bypass the seed destructor section.

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. 10,492,425

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH455530

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH455530, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV663453 with a second plant of variety CV751695, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV663453 and CV751695 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125226 and PTA-124503, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,492,454

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01072256

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01072256, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125741.
US Pat. No. 10,494,528

PRODUCT HAVING ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION PROTECTION

THE SWEET LIVING GROUP, L...

1. A method for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer prior to forming a synthetic material comprising the steps of:providing a quantity of synthetic polymer chips; and
providing a quantity of prepared zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group sufficient to form a bond with the quantity of the synthetic polymer chips with the quantity of prepared zinc oxide particles prepared by suspending a quantity of zinc oxide particles in a solution of 98% ethyl alcohol, suspending a quantity of benzophenone silane linker in the solution of zinc oxide particles and 98% ethyl alcohol, adjusting the pH of the solution of zinc oxide particles, 98% ethyl alcohol, and benzophenone silane linker to a pH of 12, placing the pH adjusted solution of zinc oxide particles, 98% ethyl alcohol, and benzophenone silane linker into a centrifuge, recovering the zinc oxide particles prepared by centrifugation after a period of time, and drying the recovered prepared zinc oxide particles for a period of time, wherein the time that the recovered prepared zinc oxide particles are dried is eight hours.
US Pat. No. 10,493,020

METHOD OF IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF PERIORBITAL DYSCHROMIA

1. A method of improving the appearance of periorbital dyschromia, comprising:a. identifying a target portion of skin exhibiting periorbital dyschromia, wherein the target portion of skin is disposed in Zones 1 and 3 of a periorbital region of a user and includes brown, orange, and yellow tones; and
b. applying a personal care composition to the target portion of skin during a treatment period, wherein the personal care composition comprises an effective amount of a Type I active, an effective amount of a Type II active, a dermatologically acceptable carrier, and a viscosity of about 50,000 to about 200,000 centipoise, and the treatment period is sufficient for the composition to improve the appearance of the periorbital dyschromia.
US Pat. No. 10,494,592

DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING ANIONIC/NONIONIC/CATIONIC SURFACTANT SYSTEM AND ENCAPSULATES

1. A liquid detergent composition comprising:A) from about 8% to about 50%, by weight of the detergent composition, of a surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system comprises:
a) a blend of anionic surfactants comprising anionic sulphate surfactant and an anionic sulphonate surfactant in a weight ratio of from about 1.5:1 to about 5:1;
b) a nonionic surfactant comprising an amine oxide;
c) a cationic surfactant; and
d) from 0% to about 4%, by weight of the composition, of fatty acids and/or salts thereof;
wherein the anionic to nonionic surfactant is present in weight ratio of from about 1:1 to about 3.6:1; and
B) from about 0.1% to about 5%, by weight of the composition, of encapsulates, wherein:
i) the encapsulates comprise a core and a wall at least partially surrounding the core;
ii) the core comprises a benefit agent; and
iii) the wall comprises a coating on an outer surface of the wall.
US Pat. No. 10,497,927

METHODS OF APPLYING SELF-FORMING ARTIFICIAL SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERFACE (SEI) LAYER TO STABILIZE CYCLE STABILITY OF ELECTRODES IN LITHIUM BATTERIES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of making a negative electrode for an electrochemical cell that cycles lithium ions, the method comprising:applying a fluoropolymer via a deposition process to one or more surface regions of an electroactive material selected from the group consisting of: lithium metal, silicon metal, silicon-containing alloys, and combinations thereof, wherein the electroactive material is contained in a pre-fabricated electrode layer and the fluoropolymer reacts with lithium to form a composite surface layer on the one or more surface regions that comprises an organic matrix material having lithium fluoride particles distributed therein and has a thickness greater than or equal to about 5 nm to less than or equal to about 20 nm, and the composite surface layer is formed on at least one surface of the pre-fabricated electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,492

STUBBED DIFFERENTIAL TRACE PAIR SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

2. A stubbed differential trace pair system, comprising:a circuit board;
a first differential trace pair that includes a first trace and a second trace and that is located on the circuit board;
a plurality of second trace stubs that extend in a spaced apart orientation relative to each other and from a side of the second trace that is opposite from the first trace;
a second differential trace pair that includes a third trace and a fourth trace and that is located on the circuit board adjacent the first differential trace pair such that the second trace and the third trace are located between the first trace and the fourth trace; and
a plurality of third trace stubs that extend in a spaced apart orientation relative to each other and from a side of the third trace that is opposite from the fourth trace, wherein the plurality of second trace stubs and the plurality of third trace stubs are configured to reduce crosstalk generated by the transmission of signals through the first differential trace pair and the second differential trace pair, and wherein the first trace and the fourth trace are each free of stubs.

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. 10,499,466

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. 10,499,465

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. 10,499,454

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SMS MESSAGING DURING E911 CALL

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

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, from a mobility management entity (MME) system, a message indicating that an emergency call has been placed;
determine, based at least in part on the message, a first user equipment (UE) from which the emergency call is placed;
request, from the MME system, a location of the first UE;
receive, from the MME system, and responsive to the request for the location of the first UE, the location of the first UE;
receive, from an emergency-call session control function (E-CSCF) system, a session initiating protocol (SIP) message;
determine, based at least in part on receiving the SIP message, a second UE registered to receive an emergency notification when the emergency call is placed from the first UE;
generate a short message service (SMS) message indicating that the emergency call has been placed from the first UE, the SMS message indicating a media access control (MAC) address or the location; and
cause the SMS message to be sent to the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,499,082

OPTIMIZED CODING METHOD FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL VIDEO, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND COMPUTER DEVICE

SHENZHEN BOYAN TECHNOLOGY...

1. An optimized coding method for an omnidirectional video, characterized by comprising:obtaining attribute information of each coding unit of an omnidirectional video file;
determining a coding mode corresponding to each coding unit according to the attribute information of each coding unit; and
coding each coding unit according to the coding mode corresponding to each coding unit;
the omnidirectional video file is a video file that is obtained and stored by processing an omnidirectional video stream in an Equirectangular projection mode, and the step of obtaining the attribute information of each coding unit of the omnidirectional video file comprises:
optimizing a coding weight parameter according to an actual display area of each coding unit during playing, the attribute information including the optimized coding weight parameter;
the step of optimizing the coding weight parameter according to the actual display area of each coding unit during playing comprises:
optimizing the coding weight parameter through calculation in accordance with the following equation:

with Di representing a degree of distortion of the i-th pixel, Ri being a number of bits occupied by the i-th pixel, ?i being a latitude of the i-th pixel, cos(?) being an average value of cosine values of latitudes of all pixels in the coding unit, and R being a total number of bits occupied by the coding unit, wherein Di and Ri corresponding to the optimal solutions in the above equation are also solutions of the following equation:

with ? being a coding weight parameter assigned to the coding unit and an objective of rate constrained distortion optimization (RDO) being minimizing J.

US Pat. No. 10,498,855

CONTEXTUAL SERVICES IN A NETWORK USING A DEEP LEARNING AGENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a device in a network, a plurality of traffic flows in the network between a client and a first remote source;
extracting, by the device, a plurality of features from the monitored plurality of traffic flows;
generating, by a context agent in a software container on the device, a context model by using deep learning and reinforcement learning on the plurality of features extracted from the monitored traffic flows;
executing, by the device, the context agent in the software container;
applying, by the device, the context model to a particular traffic flow associated with the client, to determine a context for the particular traffic flow; and
personalizing, by the device, a web page to the client from the first remote source based on the determined context by:
retrieving, by the device, information related to the determined context of the particular traffic flow from one or more remote sources other than the first remote source, and
inserting, by the device, the retrieved information as an overlay into a document object model (DOM) of the web page that is sent to the client.

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. 10,498,545

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. 10,498,475

MAINTAINING A TIME OF DAY IN PHYSICAL LAYER CIRCUIT OF A NETWORK DEVICE WHILE PERIODICALLY COMPENSATING FOR DRIFT AWAY FROM A MASTER TIME OF A GRANDMASTER CLOCK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A network device operative to maintain a first time of day synchronized to a grandmaster clock, the network device comprising:a physical layer circuit configured to
maintain the first time of day in a first format and a second time of day in a second format that is different than the first format,
initially set the second time of day based on a master time of day that is received from the grandmaster clock coupled to the network device by a wired network coupling, and
update the second time of day to maintain synchrony with a master time of the grandmaster clock by
incrementing a counter based on a local clock that is independent of the grandmaster clock,
periodically updating the first time of day responsively to a counter value of the counter, and
based on the updated first time of day and a compensation value, periodically adjusting the second time of day to more closely match the master time; and
a processor configured to ascertain whether the second time of day has drifted from the master time and adjust the compensation value to compensate for an amount the second time of day has drifted from the master time.

US Pat. No. 10,498,473

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co. L...

1. A method for transmitting a packet by a sending entity, the method comprising:identifying, by the sending entity, a signaling message including signaling information for a package of multimedia content; and
transmitting, by the sending entity, a packet including a packet payload,
wherein the packet payload comprises the signaling message,
wherein the signaling message comprises:
a signaling message payload including a plurality of tables, the plurality of tables comprising at least two tables related to the package and a base table providing information for the at least two tables,
identification information of the signaling message,
length information of the signaling message,
version information of the signaling message, and
extension information of the signaling message, the extension information including information on a number of the plurality of tables, wherein the base table comprises:
location information providing an address for obtaining a table of the at least two tables, and
flag information indicating whether the base table includes alternative location information providing an alternative address for obtaining the table of the at least two tables, and
wherein the at least two tables comprise:
a first table providing information for at least one asset included in the package, and
a second table providing device capability information required for consumption of the package.

US Pat. No. 10,498,326

OUTPUT DRIVER WITH POWER DOWN PROTECTION

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a substrate having a horizontal surface;
a voltage supply terminal;
an output terminal;
a first transistor including a first n-doped region coupled to the output terminal, a first p-doped region surrounding the first n-doped region and coupled to the output terminal, and a second n-doped region separated from the first n-doped region by the first p-doped region;
a second transistor including a third n-doped region, a second p-doped region surrounding the third n-doped region and coupled to the voltage supply terminal, and a fourth n-doped region separated from the third n-doped region by the second p-doped region, the fourth n-doped region coupled to the voltage supply terminal;
a floating lead coupled between the second and third n-doped regions;
a first switch coupled between the first p-doped region and the output terminal; and
a second switch coupled between the first p-doped region and the floating lead.

US Pat. No. 10,498,226

DUAL-RECTIFICATION BRIDGE TYPE SINGLE STAGE PFC CONVERTER

SHANGHAI TUITUO TECHNOLOG...

1. A dual-rectification bridge type single stage PFC converter circuit, comprising: a first input rectification circuit, a second input rectification circuit, a storage capacitor, a boost converter, a bridge type DC-DC converter, and a feedback control and driving unit, the boost converter comprising a boost capacitor and a boost circuit;wherein the first input rectification circuit rectifies an input voltage and charges the storage capacitor by forming a first input rectification loop; the second input rectification circuit rectifies the input voltage and charges the boost capacitor by forming a second input rectification loop; one node of the storage capacitor, one node of the boost capacitor and an output of the first input rectification circuit are connected together at a same polarity;
wherein the bridge type DC-DC converter comprises a first bridge arm comprising at least a first switching component and a second switching component;
wherein the bridge type DC-DC converter has a half or a full bridge topology and contains a main transformer, the main transformer including at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding, the primary winding being driven at least by the first bridge arm, the secondary winding delivering power to an output load through a rectification and filter circuit; or the bridge type DC-DC converter is a BUCK topology and contains a main inductor, the main inductor being driven at least by the first bridge arm and delivering power energy to an output load through a rectification and filter circuit;
wherein the boost circuit comprises a first boost inductor, as well as the first and second switching components of the bridge type DC-DC converter;
wherein during conduction of the first switching component and cut-off of the second switching component, the first boost inductor, the boost capacitor and the first switching component form a first boost loop that charges the first boost inductor by the boost capacitor; during conduction of the second switching component and cut-off of the first switching component, the first boost inductor, the boost capacitor, the second switching component and the storage capacitor form a second boost loop that charges the storage capacitor through a superimposed voltage of an induced voltage on the first boost inductor and a voltage on the boost capacitor;
wherein during conduction of the first switching component and cut-off of the second switching component, the storage capacitor, the primary winding of the main transformer or the main inductor, and the first switching component form a first DC-DC loop; during conduction of the second switching component and cut-off of the first switching component, the primary winding of the main transformer or the main inductor, and the second switching component form a second DC-DC loop;
wherein the feedback control and driving unit senses and feedbacks an output of the bridge type DC-DC converter, generates a chopping signal to control the first and second switching components' conduction and cut-off by comparing with a setting value and according to an automatic control theory, so as to control an output voltage, or current, or power of the bridge type DC-DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,498,206

ELECTRIC TOOL

Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., ...

1. An electric tool, comprising:a brushless motor having a stator where stator coils are wound around teeth of a stator core, and a rotor rotatably supported on an inner circumference side of the stator; and
a rotary striking mechanism unit, converting a rotational force of the brushless motor into a striking force and applying the striking force to a tip tool,
wherein the brushless motor has a rated power input ranging from 1000 to 1300 W and a motor speed under fixed speed control at 16800±10% revolution per minute, and wherein:
when an optimization variable (Ku) relating to the brushless motor is defined by Expression as follows:
(Ku)={(stator core outer diameter)2×(stator core lamination thickness)×(total tooth width)×(rotor outer diameter)}÷{(rated power input)×(motor speed under fixed speed control)},
wherein the stator core outer diameter is a numerical value shown in mm, the stator core lamination thickness is a numerical value shown in mm, the total tooth width is a numerical value shown in mm and is from 54 to 66, the rotor outer diameter is a numerical value shown in mm, the rated power input is a numerical value shown in W, and the motor speed is revolutions per minute,
a value of (Ku) of the brushless motor is set to 14.6?(Ku)?21.8.

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. 10,498,167

MULTI-PORT POWER DELIVERY

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A power provider circuit, comprising:a plurality of power delivery controllers, each of the power delivery controllers configured to provide power to a detachable device;
a single stage power supply configured to:
generate the power for provision to the detachable devices; and
provide the power at a plurality of selectable voltages; and
control circuitry configured to select a given voltage of the plurality of selectable voltages to be made available via all of the power delivery controllers based on power utilization capabilities reported by the detachable devices.

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. 10,498,115

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. 10,498,113

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATION ADDRESSING OF LOAD CENTER BREAKERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrical distribution panel comprising:a primary breaker;
an auxiliary breaker; and
a resistive element electrically connected between the primary breaker and the auxiliary breaker, the resistive element configured to provide a resulting signal based on a voltage drop of a signal from the primary breaker to the auxiliary breaker,
wherein a communication address of the auxiliary breaker is based on the voltage drop of the signal from the primary breaker to the auxiliary breaker.

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. 10,498,090

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. 10,498,061

COAXIAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A coaxial connector assembly comprising:a connector module having a connector body that includes contact cavities extending between a front side and a rear side of the connector body, the front side facing in a mating direction along a mating axis, the connector module having a cover coupled to the rear side of the connector body, the cover having openings aligned with corresponding contact cavities;
a plurality of coaxial contacts received in corresponding contact cavities, each coaxial contact having a signal element and an outer contact being coaxial with the signal element and electrically isolated from the signal element by an insulator, the outer contact having a cable segment configured to be coupled to a corresponding coaxial cable and a mating segment presented along the front side of the connector body for engaging corresponding mating contacts of a mating connector, the cable segment having a front section and a rear section, the front section having a smaller diameter than the rear section, the rear section located rearward of the cover and receiving the cable, the front section passing through the corresponding opening in the cover into the corresponding contact cavity to engage the mating segment to mechanically and electrically connect the cable segment and the mating segment of the outer contact; and
biasing springs coupled to each of the coaxial contacts, the biasing springs being located between the cover and the mating segment of the corresponding coaxial contact to bias the coaxial contact in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,498,026

METHOD OF REDUCING PHASE ABERRATION IN AN ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH ARRAY FEED

EUTELSAT S A, Paris (FR)...

1. A method for reducing phase aberration in an antenna system for receiving and/or emitting at least a spot beam, the antenna system including a reflector; an array feed comprising a plurality of feeds illuminating the reflector in emission mode and/or receiving illumination from the reflector in reception mode; and a trimming system adjusting a position of the reflector with respect to the array feed, the method comprising:adjusting the position of the reflector with respect to the array feed with the trimming system in order to correct phase aberration in the spot beam.

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. 10,497,305

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PREVENTING SIGNAL DELAY IN DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate;
a driving portion disposed on the first substrate;
a plurality of signal lines disposed on the first substrate to transmit signals that are changed per period to the driving portion;
a second substrate facing the first substrate; and
a conductive member formed on the second substrate,
wherein the conductive member overlaps the signal lines,
wherein the conductive member has resistivity at most about 1010 ?·cm and dielectric constant at least about 25.